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Date nights debut at Norman Love Confections

Couples looking for a romantic, indulgent evening can now enjoy Date Nights at Norman Love Confections’ McGregor Chocolate and Dessert Salon, featuring an elegant tasting menu that pairs date night staples with Norman Love Confections’ signature dessert creations. This reservation-only event is offered Friday and Saturday evenings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The special date night features live...

Southwest Florida Human Trafficking Coalition driving awareness to the issue with this year’s ‘Taste of Freedom’ gala

More restaurant faves sign on for a savory evening at Taste of Freedom SWFL Regional Human Trafficking Coalition enlists 15 tasty establishments   Foodies will delight in a growing roster of restaurants eager to create a culinary wonderland at the second annual Taste of Freedom on Saturday, April 8 from 6 – 9:30 p.m. at Scanlon Lexus of Fort Myers, 4200 S....

Registration opens for Survivor – Calusa Style spring break camp

IMAG challenges 1st-7th graders to think like Florida’s original people Could you survive a day in Southwest Florida – before cars, air conditioning and supermarkets? Survivor – Calusa Style is the theme of IMAG History & Science Center’s spring break camp, running Monday, April 10 through April 15. This exciting, immersive experience will challenge campers from grades 1 to 7...

IMAG raises nearly $100k at A Night at the Museum

Combined history and science museum reveals refreshed brand, vision Tootie McGregor and Ponce DeLeon were among the luminaries of Florida history to make an appearance at A Night at the Museum, but the Southwest Florida community was the real star of the evening, raising nearly $100,000 for the newly minted IMAG History & Science Center. Attendees were treated to a...

Nathan’s Famous Fort Myers holds Hot Dog Eating Contest Qualifier

Enjoy live music, giveaways, free hot dogs and a chance to make history Registration is now open for a sanctioned qualifier in Southwest Florida for the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Contest at Coney Island, Brooklyn. The event is free for participants and spectators, and will be held 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 25...

Limited-edition Easter Tea Time Collection offered by Norman Love Confections

Norman Love Confections debuts its limited-edition Tea Time Collection featuring ten “Alice in Wonderland”- inspired flavors including Red Queen, Dee, March Hare, Cards, White Rabbit, Alice, Cat, Hatter, Dum and Caterpillar. The Easter Tea Time Collection is available in stores and online April 3-16. Preorders are accepted online or by phone beginning March 27. All stores are closed on Easter...

2017 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest Grand Tasting & Live Auction

The two-day 2017 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest included The Grand Tasting & Live Auction on Feb. 25 at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, which raised $3.2 million for pediatric health care, with 100 percent of the ticket sales and live auction bids from the event benefiting Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University...

Southwest Florida uncorks power of giving for pediatric health care

A total of $3.2 million was raised for pediatric health care during the 2017 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, benefiting Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida SouthWestern State College. Made possible by title sponsor Hostess Brands, SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc.’s two-day signature event featured Chef Vintner Dinners on Friday, Feb. 24 at private...

Norman Love Confections’ Pastry Chef John Cook wins Pastry Chef of the Year

Pastry Chef and Chocolatier John Cook of Norman Love Confections has been named Pastry Chef of the Year by Paris Gourmet at the 28th Annual U.S. Pastry Competition.The competition took place on Sunday, March 5 at the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, where Cook competed against the top U.S. pastry chefs for...

Rotary Club of Fort Myers 8th Annual Italian Fest raises record amount of money

The Rotary Club of Fort Myers recently honored the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida with a donation from money raised at the club’s Eighth Annual Italian Fest. Continuing their support of the food bank, club members presented Harry Chapin President and CEO Richard LeBer with a check for more than $16,000. Lydia Black and Steve Bowen Michael Spreckelmeier Hosted at...

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