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March 30, 2009
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Cut-a-thon to benefit Animal Refuge Center

Shotzie & Co. Hair Design, 4711 Coronado Parkway, will hold a cut-a-thon from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. April 19 to benefit the Animal Refuge Center, a no-kill shelter in North Fort Myers.

Prices for the second annual fund-raiser is a $20 donation for "human" hair washes and cuts. Manicures or facials cost $10.

The event will also feature a silent auction, raffles and a 50/50 drawing. Live music will be provided by Straight From the Tap.

Food and drinks will be available, and the Animal Refuge Center will be on hand with animals available for adoption.

Jacob Meyer joins Management Group 1

Jacob Meyer has joined the sales and marketing team at Management Group 1 as general manager. He will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the property management and resale division.

Meyer is a licensed Realtor and brings many years of property management and residential sales experience to the Fort Myers-based real estate firm. Most recently, he worked as a purchasing agent in the construction industry.

A graduate of the University of Florida, he resides in Cape Coral with his wife, Megan.

Management Group 1 is a full-service real estate firm specializing in the management, marketing and sales of investment and high-end residential properties.

The company manages more than $60 million in residential properties and 20,000 square feet of commercial space from Fort Myers to Naples and Port St. Lucie to West Palm Beach.

The company is focusing on the distressed assets of Southwest Florida and becoming an industry leader in short sales and corporation-owned property.

For information, visit:

J.L. Wallace earns renovation contract

J.L. Wallace Inc. has been awarded a contract by SunTrust Corporate Real Estate for the renovation of the SunTrust Bank branch at 4415 Metro Parkway in Fort Myers.

The project will include the installation of new ceilings, flooring and lighting in the existing 4,081-square-foot building. David Grossman will serve as project manager.

Architectural services provided by Robert Reid Wedding Architects and Planners Inc.

Based in Fort Myers, J.L. Wallace has provided general contracting, design/build and construction management services in Southwest Florida since 1997. The company specializes in commercial projects, including structures for retail, industrial, institutional and office use.

For information, call 437-1111 or visit:

Florida Academy of Massage & Skin Care receives VA approval

The Florida Academy of Massage & Skin Care has received approval from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to offer financial assistance to veterans and their families, including spouses, children and stepchildren, in the fields of massage therapy, skin care and permanent hair removal.

The opportunity removes the major financial obstacle facing veterans and their families who desire additional career training to help them advance in today's difficult job market.

Florida Academy of Massage & Skin Care is located in Fort Myers on Colonial Boulevard, in the Colonial Center Plaza just west of the Winkler Avenue Extension.

For information on career training or to obtain a clinic appointment, call (800) 324-9543 or visit:

Elmquist Eye Group can prescribe Latisse

Elmquist Eye Group now prescribes Latisse, the first and only FDA-approved treatment of its kind for hypotrichosis, a medical term for inadequate or too few eyelashes.

Available by prescription only, Latisse, which is new to the market, is a solution used to treat hypotrichosis by growing new eyelashes and making them thicker, longer and darker.

Latisse is believed to affect the growth phase of the eyelash hair cycle in two ways - first, by increasing the length of the phase, and second, by increasing the number of hairs.

Latisse is applied once a day to the base of the upper eyelashes with an applicator. Results are typically seen in 4-16 weeks.

Founded in 1992, Elmquist Eye Group provides comprehensive eye care to thousands of patients in Lee County. Services include routine eye exams and diagnosis and treatment of cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, dry eyes, glaucoma and other eye conditions.

Optometrist Dr. Kate Wagner joined the practice in 2006 and is now a partner with the group. Optometrist Dr. Nina Burt joined the practice in January.

The Fort Myers office is located at 12670 New Brittany Blvd., Suite 102. A new branch office opened in January in Cape Coral at the Shops at Surfside.

New patients are currently being accepted. For information, call 936-2020 or visit:

West Coast to host bike wash and BBQ

West Coast Motorsports will host a Bikini Bike Wash & BBQ from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. every Saturday at 1855 Boyscout Drive in Fort Myers.

The event is free and open to the public. For information, contact Antonette Di Gennaro at 275-5535 or

Ted Todd Insurance Agency to sponsor 'It's Twilight Time'

The Ted Todd Insurance Agency ( is the VIP sponsor for the third annual "It's Twilight Time" fund-raiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Lee County.

The Boys & Girls Club offers after-school programs for boys and girls in six neighborhood locations to help children grow and develop their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

The benefit will be held from 7-10 p.m. Saturday at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First St., Fort Myers.

Tickets are available by contacting Lynn Dorler at 334-1886, or by visiting:

Marcali brokerage and consulting open

Fort Myers-based Marcali Yacht Brokerage and Consulting is open for business.

The company is a full-service yacht brokerage organization specializing in the marketing and sale of all vessel types.

Marc Harris, USGC licensed captain and owner, has more than 30 years experience in yacht management, construction and consulting.

For information, call 275-3600 or visit:



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