Archive for the ‘Community Speaks’ Category

Hope is on the Horizon for a Diabetes Cure

As one of thousands on the crusade to help wipe out Diabetes, Gina Dengler, Development Coordinator for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, is one passionate person helping in this charge in the SW regional area, servicing 10 counties, starting within her local chapter in Naples.

Gina researched to find the right antidote for a cure after a loved one was stricken with Type1 Diabetes. Unfortunately, what she found was there’s no cure for the disorder, and that was the impetus to help …

PACE CELEBRATES FIVE YEARS IN LEE COUNTY

Over 125 guests joined PACE Center for Girls of Lee County in celebrating the organization’s fifth anniversary on February 8, 2012. At the event, sponsored by CenturyLink and with refreshments provided by The Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market, new and long-time friends of PACE united to commemorate the significant impact PACE has made in the lives of over 400 girls since opening in February 2007.

 

Gail Markham, PACE Lee board chair, and Judge James Seals, advisory board member, chronicle…

Porsche Cayenne wins “OFF ROAD AWARD 2012”

The readers of “OFF ROAD” trade magazine voted the Porsche Cayenne the “Off-road vehicle of the year” in the “Luxury SUV” category. The choice was between models from eleven manufacturers in this category alone. Porsche’s sporty SUV attracted more than 20 per cent of the votes, putting itself in the lead by a clear margin.

 

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG received the “OFF ROAD AWARD 2012” yesterday evening at a prize ceremony in Munich. This award illustrates yet again …

PACE NEW SOCIAL SERVICES MANGER

PACE Center for Girls of Lee County welcomes Alexa Matyas as social services manager. Matyas is responsible for overseeing the social services team in providing services to the PACE girls including intensive daily case management, familial and crisis counseling and psycho-educational groups.

Matyas has 12 years of experience in helping victimized youth and families having most recently served as the assistant program director of the Child Protection Team at Children’s Advocacy Center. S…

How To Install Hardwood Floor

Hardwood is basically obtained from the trees. These trees from which the hardwood is mostly obtained from are called the angiosperm trees. Trees like these have very broad leaves. As compared to softwood the Hardwood is a little hard than softwood. The hardwood is not always harder than the soft wood sometimes the hardwood that is obtained from angiosperm trees which basically have broad leaves.The floors are the application of the hardwood or in other words we can say that the floors can also …

Keeping In Touch

With the holiday season upon us, we welcome an annual occasion that brings us closer to those we love. But how do we express our feelings? Communication has never been more immediate, more varied. We can contact loved ones, friends and colleagues through an ever-increasing number of options. Our world has been transformed by e-mails and texting, Blackberries and iPhones and netbooks, YouTube, Twitter, FaceBook, Skype: all are handy, instant and convenient, but somehow lacking the personal to…

Help Overseas Military with Coupons

A United States military soldier salary is extremely low for the amount of sacrifice they make for our freedom. At the lowest end of the pay scale of all branches of the military are lower ranking soldiers, with little experience, and no specialty training.

 

On average, active duty military base pay rates for 2011, which is not commensurate with other types of benefits such as food, housing, or other types of allowances for active duty, or deployed military. Incomes are based solely on …

DREAM BIG RAISES $263,000+ FOR PACE

Over 350 community leaders and guests attended the Dream BIG Luncheon benefiting PACE Center for Girls of Lee County on Nov. 1 at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Under the leadership of co-chairs Heather Fitzenhagen DeBoest and Margaret Depew, two initiatives were presented to attendees resulting in donations and pledges totaling $64,000 for annual operations and $199,000 towards a capital campaign to open a new school. The funds raised for capital will be applied towards a $250,000 challe…

IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOE FRAZIER

It is with great sadness that we at Montegrappa note the passing of a friend on 7 November, one who joined the Montegrappa “family” so recently. It was only in February of this year that we proudly recounted Joe Frazier’s support for the “Thrilla In Manila” commemorative pen at the Philadelphia Pen Show.

 

Since we first had the opportunity and the honour of working closely with Joe, we grew to appreciate him as a person, not just as a boxing legend. His open warmth experienced…

PACE TEACHER PARTICIPATES IN NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON FOOD SCIENCE

Jennifer Marsico, science teacher at PACE Center for Girls of Lee County in Fort Myers, Fla. was one of 40 teachers nationwide chosen to participate in a food science workshop developed and implemented in a partnership between the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), and the Graduate School USA. The one-week workshop for middle and high school science teachers took place in Washington, D.C. this summer.

 

At the workshop, teacher partici…