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Don’t Give in to Food Bullies

Dear Coach, I made a New Year’s resolution to include more healthy foods in my diet this year, but my family and my boyfriend make fun of me or try to push junk food my way.  Instead of being supportive, they actually seem to want to sabotage my efforts.  It’s discouraging to say the least.  Any advice?  Signed, Donna Dear...

Meet A Woman with a Purpose, Fort Myers Resident and Bank President Brenda O’Neil

Have you ever wondered who or what makes a bank successful? Come with me on my interview with Brenda O’Neil, native Southwest Floridian, life-time equestrian and bank-builder. Her story is fascinating, her enthusiasm rich, her dedication admirable and her motto “Change is good.” I met with Brenda at her bank’s main office building in Fort Myers on Colonial Blvd. With...


Written by Dr. Randel Wing, Cape Coral Acupuncture Clinic How old is Traditional Chinese Medicine? This is a loaded question. Most of us would say thousands of years. In truth, TCM began in 1965 when Mao Zedong’s Great Leap Forward (The Cultural Revolution) was in full swing. Mao, being one of world’s greatest megalomaniacs, burned all of the books, sent...

The Edge of Veg

The inaugural SWFL Veg Fest at Centennial Park transpired in a colossal way this past January and was a complete success from every angle. There were an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 attendees at the first time event. Location, vendors, crowds, music, dancing, book signings, food demos and a food competition – this fest had it all. You need not be...

To Age or Not to Age – That is the Question

A wise person once observed, “Wine is simply a pit stop on the road from grape juice to vinegar.” While this statement may be reminiscent of a wisecracking plaque adorning a neighbor’s lanai, there is actually quite a bit to glean from this humorous remark. Namely, as with any perishable and time sensitive product, wine should be consumed straight...

Cisco Brewers

ANOTHER BREWERY THAT STARTED FROM A BEER KIT!  All these guys obliviously got there kits from some place other than where Scott got his. Scott’s first attempt at making beer didn’t go so well, but his first attempt at poisoning someone was spectacular. This article is all about Cisco Brewers and the love story surrounding it.  Cisco Brewers is based...

Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association Announces 2017 Local Image Awards Winners

The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) announced the winners of its Local Image Awards on April 13, 2017 at the Alliance for the Arts. The competition is conducted annually to recognize outstanding public relations programs in Southwest Florida during the last year, and to encourage and promote the development of public relations professionalism. Winners...


The Florida Small Business Development Center (FSBDC) at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) will host “Evolutionary Women Entrepreneurs: Women’s Knowledge Circle” at the FGCU Sugden Welcome Center from 9 – 11 a.m. on May 16. The cost is $10. Topic discussions on the forum will focus on employment law, professional speaking, Internet marketing, social media, and philanthropy. Attendees will learn how to overcome challenges...

Southwest Florida captains behind the scenes of Martin Scorsese’s Silence

“Silence,” a recently released film by Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese features a collection of stunning maritime filmology thanks to local captains and marine consultants Lance H. Julian and Harry Julian, co-founders of Pure Florida and Marine Team International. Lance and Harry Julian were behind each water-related scene depicted throughout the film, a 14-month commitment from pre-production to filming...

FPRA Southwest Florida Chapter brings a ‘fresh’ approach to social media marketing with a look at restaurant chain First Watch

Discover how the local, neighborhood restaurant does it with hundreds of locations across the country The Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Southwest Florida Chapter will present a workshop on Tuesday, May 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Edison Restaurant, 3583 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. The luncheon will give attendees a look at how local neighborhood restaurant First Watch...

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