Archive for the ‘Community Speaks’ Category

SPARE CHANGE FOR CANCER RESEARCH

164,000 students in Florida’s Gulf Coast took part in Pasta for Pennies benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

 

Students throughout Florida’s Gulf Coast have collected $354,000 through Pasta for Pennies, presented by Olive Garden and benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Thanks to the efforts of students nationwide, $10.7 million was raised through Pasta for Pennies this year, bringing the total raised since 1994 to more than $70 million.

In Florida’s Gulf Coast,…

Tavi Quits, My Thoughts of the Blogosphere

Inspired by the news that the 16-year-old super blogger Tavi Gevinsonquitted because of the disappointment she felt with the fashion game she has played in the past three years previously posted on Hamilton Fashion Blog by an insightful American blogger friend William Hamilton, I strongly feel the need to say a few words about the distorted evolution of the blogosphere. Before fashion bloggers have gradually expanded their sphere of influence to become a major media force less than ten years ago…

PACE LUNCHEON RAISES $142K

PACE Center for Girls of Lee County hosted its sixth annual luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 7 raising donations and pledges totaling $110,760 for daily operations and $32,010 towards a capital campaign for a new facility. At the “Carried Away with PACE” hot air balloon themed event, PACE Lee’s new executive director, Janie K. Smalley, Ed.D., was announced, members of PACE’s Believing in Girls (BIG) Giving Society were recognized and Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto was honored as Senator of the…

Inspirational Photography

One of Hollywood’s most renowned directors, Ron Howard, has selected one local winner from Pinellas Park, Florida in Canon’s “Project Imaginat10n,” where five celebrity directors – Eva Longoria, Jamie Foxx, Georgina Chapman (designer and co-founder of Marchesa), James Murphy (founder of LCD Soundsystem) and Biz Stone (co-founder of Twitter) will direct short films based on consumer submitted photographs.

 

In 2011, Ron Howard and Canon U.S.A. partnered for a similar creative en…

SHIFT TO CLEANER ENERGY TO AVOID WATER SHORTAGES

Water — and how to protect it in the face of worsening drought conditions — is now a hot topic across America.

Faced with record-breaking 2012 summer heat, 81 percent of Americans are concerned about “increased drought” and other extreme weather conditions, according to a major new ORC International survey conducted for the nonprofit and nonpartisan Civil Society Institute (CSI). In addition to the national poll data, more detailed results were presented for the drought-hit states of Ar…

PACE AND GOODWILL PARTNER TO COLLECT DRESSES

PACE Center for Girls of Lee and Collier Counties and Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. are partnering to collect new and gently used dresses for the annual Love That Dress!, the ultimate feel-good shopping spree of the year. Beginning Saturday, July 21, 2012 and continuing through Saturday, July 28, 2012, individuals can bring dress donations for PACE to any Goodwill location in Lee and Collier Counties. Donors are also encouraged to drop-off other goods to benefit Goodwill.

Rotary Club of Fort Myers Announces 2012-13 Board Members and Officers

The Rotary Club of Fort Myers announced its officers and Board of Directors for the 2012-2013 year at the Changing of Guard Ceremony at Royal Palm Yacht Club on June 26, 2012.

 

The Rotary Club of Fort Myers has proudly served the community for 90 years. It is the oldest Rotary Club in Southwest Florida and its membership, some 175 members, includes many of the area’s leading business professionals. Today, it is a diverse club of men and women from every sector of the community. The cl…

Love in the air for woman over 40

Traditionally a blushing bride is on the underside of 26 years old. Couples have been planning their nuptials for months, perhaps up to a year or more. She has chosen a romantic floral bouquet; they’ve sampled the perfect tiered cake; invited fabulous guests; lamented over heavenly gowns, this all prior to the day they walk down the aisle to recite their vows.

 

The day has finally arrived! For any bride, no matter what her age, the wedding day is a day like no other. It is a magical day …

Women Take Charge Now!

As the antiquated saying goes, ‘A penny earned is a penny saved.’ Nowadays, a penny is not worth the impression on the metal. The value of a dollar isn’t nearly what it used to be, making matters for women in particular very difficult in their later years if they haven’t planned properly for the days ahead.

 

It is an unfortunate statistic that after retirement, many women outlive their husbands at an alarming rate. Some of these women have the misfortune to find themselves in …

GRANDE DAMES SHARE WISDOM AT TEA RAISING $62,000 FOR PACE

Over 400 attended the sold-out fourth annual Grande Dames Tea presented by White House Black Market on March 20, 2012 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Gathered to honor some of our community’s most revered women, Michel Doherty, Mavis Stinson Miller and Anna “Boots” Tolles, guests enjoyed tea and delights as the Dames shared their experiences and advice to teens currently enrolled in PACE Center for Girls of Lee County.

 

Under the leadership of co-chairs Dena Geraghty and Sa…