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October 26, 2011
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Yoga and Massage Studio to hold grand opening Nov. 12

Yoga and Massage Studio in Cape Coral will hold a grand opening Saturday, Nov. 12, from noon to 6 p.m.

The studio, located at 3046 Del Prado Blvd., South, unit 2B, will hold a kids yoga party from noon to 3 p.m. featuring a 30-minute yoga class, yoga games, food and door prizes.

Then from 3-6 p.m., there will be one-hour adult yoga class (suitable for every age, body type or flexibility), Qi-gong demonstration, massage samples, food, door prizes.

The center has certified yoga instructors, a professional massage therapist, and a nice and relaxing atmosphere.

For more information, call Inga at 239-265-4367, or email

Go Mobile Now opens in Cape

Go Mobile Now has opened in Cape Coral. The cell phone and service business is located at 1114 Cape Coral Parkway, East, unit A.

The store's hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; closed Sunday.

For additional information, call owner David Quick at 239-540-2040.

Affordable Pet Care of Cape Coral open

Affordable Pet Care of Cape Coral, a veterinary center, has opened at 1616 Cape Coral Parkway, West, unit 116. The center provides medical, surgical and dental care for dogs, cats and exotics.

The facility is open Monday through Friday, 8 6 p.m.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 239-540-4100 or email

Florida Gulf Bank welcomes manager to Sandoval office

JoAnn P. Balfrey has joined Florida Gulf Bank as the banking office manager of the Sandoval location in Cape Coral. Balfrey brings more than 20 years experience to Florida Gulf Bank in commercial banking, mortgage banking, wealth management and bank operations.

She is responsible for overall operations at the Sandoval banking office, management of the banking office team and new client and business development. Prior to joining Florida Gulf Bank, Balfrey was an assistant branch manager in Bonita Springs and personal banker in Fort Myers for another area bank.

She is an active member of the Southwest Florida community volunteering at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, the Florida Repertory Theatre and the Cultural Park Theatre. She is also a volunteer for the Edison-Ford Estates and Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc.

Lee Physician Group medical office opens in North Fort Myers

A new Lee Physician Group medical office has opened in North Fort years, adding essential primary care services, access to quality disease management programs, and an opportunity for area residents to establish an ongoing relationship with a a primary care clinician. The clinic is primarily for uninsured and under insured patients and is run in collaboration with the United Way.

Appointments can be made by calling 239-997-9733.

IHOPs celebrating Halloween Friday

IHOP restaurants in Southwest Florida will celebrate Halloween a little early this year, offering kids 12 and under a free Scary Face Pancake as part of a national No Tricks Just Treats program designed to provide kids with a safe and fun Halloween event. The special event will be held Friday, Oct. 28, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at participating IHOP restaurants

The Count Spatula "design-your-own" Scary Face Pancake includes an oversized signature buttermilk pancake with a whipped topping mouth and strawberry nose, served with two mini Oreo cookies and candy corn on the side to allow kids to create their own Halloween hotcake.

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals "Pumpkin icons" are available for purchase at IHOP restaurants for $1 and will be personalized and displayed through Oct. 31.

This opportunity provides guests a chance to help kids in their area, with proceeds benefitting a local Children's Miracle Network hospital.

Stevens Construction earns Contractor of the Year honor

Stevens Construction Inc. earned five awards at the sixth annual Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) Commercial Contractors Council Summit Awards event on Oct. 15, including the highest honor of Contractor of the Year.

"It is truly an honor to receive this prestigious award. However, it belongs to each team member at Stevens Construction for their hard work and dedication to every project and our clients," said Mark Stevens, company president.

A panel of judges from Orlando named Stevens Construction Contractor of the Year based on client relations, achievement of goals, community responsibilities, certifications and training and specific practices.

In the healthcare category, Stevens Construction won the $0-$1.9M category for Collins Vision in Fort Myers.

The company earned a Summit for the $5M-$8M category in commercial projects for Bud and Donna Somers Hospice House and Resource Center, located in Sebring, Fla.

In the improvement and renovation category, Stevens Construction won the $2M-$4.9M division for the Eye Specialists Cornea and Laser Center renovation in Fort Myers.

The company also earned an award in the $0M-$1.9M division of Build-Out/Tenant In-Fill for Ophthalmic Facial and Plastic Surgery Specialists located in Fort Myers.

With offices in Fort Myers and Orlando, Stevens Construction specializes in providing construction management, general contracting, and consulting services to clients and design professionals. Other services include site and design team selection, budgeting, project scheduling, permitting, cost and quality control, and warranty service.

The company builds commercial, healthcare and hospitality facilities.

For information, visit or call 239-936-9006.

Fort Myers Floral Designs to hold two-day open house

Greg and Colleen DePasquale of Fort Myers Floral Designs are hosting a two-day anniversary open house at the flower shop on Nov. 4 and 5 to celebrate 10 years in business. The store is located at 11480 S. Cleveland Ave., in Fort Myers, at the Beacon Manor traffic light and will be all decked out for the holidays.

Guests are invited to stop by Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help celebrate and browse the latest in festive, holiday decorations.

For more information, call Fort Myers Floral Designs at 239-278-0770 or visit

Southwest Florida College, Fort Myers Broadcasting to host job fair Nov. 18

Southwest Florida College, in partnership with Southwest Florida Works, has announced that Fort Myers Broadcasting and their affiliates, WINK-TV, WINK-FM. WINK-AM and WTLQ Radio will function as the broadcast television and radio partner for the upcoming first Regional Job Fair at the Holiday Inn Airport Town Center in Fort Myers Friday, Nov. 18.

The event will be open to the public between the hours of 1-4 p.m. and is "complimentary" to both employers and job seekers. The college is providing a special morning session and luncheon for participating employers.

Limited underwriter opportunities are still available. For more information please contact Betsy Richards with the Industry Relations and Graduate Placement Department of Southwest Florida College at239-939-4766 or email



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