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March 10, 2017
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

"Understanding Tax Certificate & Tax Deed Sales" seminar March 18

Lee County Tax Collector Larry Hart and Lee County Clerk of Circuit Court Linda Doggett will present a free seminar on the sale and purchase of tax certificates and tax deeds Saturday, March 18, at the Lee County Elections Center, 13180 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers.

Topics for the "Understanding Tax Certificate & Tax Deed Sales" program include "What is a Tax Certificate versus a Tax Deed?", "How to purchase and redeem a Tax Certificate/Tax Deed," How to transfer a Tax Certificate," "How to apply for a Tax Deed" and "Why it's important to conduct your own research."

For additional information about the special program, please visit or Reservations are not required but seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to capacity.

Walker earns designation of Certified Public Relations Counselor

Jessica Walker, APR, CPRC, of the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association, recently earned professional certification in public relations and received the designation of Certified Public Relations Counselor.

Earning the CPRC designation distinguishes senior members of FPRA who have demonstrated understanding and mastery of core public relations principles and practices and have been certified to act as public relations counselors. Currently, there are 107 CPRCs in Florida, including 14 in Southwest Florida.

Walker is the marketing and public relations manager for Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company. She has 16 years of public relations experience with various organizations, and is an active community volunteer with a number of organizations.

To earn the CPRC credential, candidates must have 10 years of experience in the field; have earned the first tier of accreditation, the Accredited in Public Relations (APR) credential; successfully complete a verbal presentation; and pass a five-hour written exam.

For more information on the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association, visit

ABWA Cape Coral Caloosa Chapter to meet March 17

The Cape Coral Caloosa Chapter of the American Business Women's Association will meet Friday, March 17, at Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, 1502 Cape Coral Parkway, E. The program begins at 6 p.m. with intro-network-dinner, followed at 7 p.m. by the program and question and answer period with the speaker, and close with a business meeting from 7:45-8 p.m.

The guest speaker will be Annette Siner of the Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral, who will discuss membership in the chamber and its upcoming events,

The cost is $20 per attendee and RSVPs are requested by Sunday, March 12, at The cost includes dinner, regular beverage, taxes and tip.

Walk-ins are welcome.

Gray to present free low back pain seminar

Dr. Scott Gray, a specialty-trained physical therapist, will be having a free seminar on low back pain, Wednesday, March 29, from 6:15-7 p.m., at the Allied Physical Therapy office at 1413 Viscaya Parkway Cape Coral, FL, 33990. The public is invited to come and learn common causes of low back pain and the best strategies to relieve the pain naturally. Those attending will also have a chance to win raffle prizes.

The seminar is open to the first 30 people who RSVP to attend. To reserve a spot, call 239-242-0070.

Villa Italian Kitchen in Fort Myers

to celebrate National Pi Day

On Tuesday, March 14, in celebration of National Pi Day, Villa Italian Kitchen, an American quick-service pizza brand, will be offering full-size Neapolitan Cheese Pizzas to guests for $3.14, at locations nationwide, including the Edison Mall location in Fort Myers.

To take advantage of the exciting offer, Pi fanatics can head to to download a coupon, good for one Neapolitan Cheese pizza at the special price of $3.14 on March 14, at any participating Villa Italian Kitchen location nationwide.

Villa Italian Kitchen features a variety of menu items, from Neapolitan and Pan pizzas, salads, Stromboli, entrees and more. Villa also offers catering and large to-go orders.

For additional information about Pi Day or the restaurant, visit

Villa Restaurant Group is a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor. Founded in 1964 by Michele (Michael) Scotto, a Naples, Italy native, Villa Restaurant Group, began as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Today, Villa Restaurant Group is an international organization that recently celebrated its 52nd anniversary with nearly 400 restaurants in malls, airports, casinos and other high-traffic locations.

Kyle addresses Estate Planning Council of Lee County

Kevin A. Kyle, a partner of Green Schoenfeld & Kyle LLP, recently presented highlights from the 2017 Heckerling Estate Planning Institute to the Estate Planning Council of Lee County.

In his presentation, Kyle reviewed topics discussed during the conference, including the potential impact of the 2016 election, issues surrounding intra-family wealth transfers, charitable giving, elder law and financial assets.

Kyle has more than 20 years of experience in estate planning and probate, international and domestic trusts, and international and domestic tax advice and business transactions. He is board certified by The Florida Bar as an expert in wills, trusts and estates and tax law.

Since 2000, Green Schoenfeld & Kyle LLP has provided legal services to Florida individuals and businesses. With more than 181 years of combined legal expertise, its attorneys work proactively with clients and businesses to help formulate and implement estate planning objectives in a tax-efficient manner and provide specialized solutions for tax and business matters.

For information, visit

Schwinn to speak at FGCU Intern Workshop March 24

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn will speak at an Intern Workshop panel discussion at Florida Gulf Coast University from 8:30-10 a.m., Friday, March 24. The free event is hosted by FGCU and coordinated by Career Sources in conjunction with Society for Human Resource Management SWFL.

Schwinn, whose practice area includes labor and employment law, will discuss legal concerns with hiring an intern for your business, guidelines for paid or unpaid internships and the employment status of an intern. For more information or to register for this no-cost workshop, visit

Pavese Law Firm is a full-service law firm with offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and West Palm Beach. The firm provides a broad range of legal services for individuals, families, small businesses and large corporations. Practice areas include agricultural, banking and finance, bankruptcy, business and taxation, civil litigation, community association, employment, environmental and water, estate planning, probate and trust, family, land use and government, and real estate law. For more information, visit

Nathan's Famous Fort Myers to hold Hot Dog Eating Contest qualifier March 25

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, New York. The event is free for participants and spectators, and will be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 25, at Germain Arena, 11000 Everblades Parkway in Estero.

The men's and women's division winners will receive airfare, hotel and per diem expenses to compete at the ESPN-televised finals at the original Nathan's Famous in Coney Island July 4. Visit the registration link to compete at

All hot dog contest qualifier attendees will enjoy live music, free hot dogs and giveaways. Leading up to the event, visit Nathan's Famous at 11150 S Cleveland Ave, Suite 100, Fort Myers to register to win a three-day cruise for two to the Bahamas. No purchase is necessary, but purchases qualify entrants for additional chances. The winner will be announced at the March 25 event.

The Nathan's Famous qualifying tour is conducted each year in cities across the U.S. and beyond.

For more information, visit the Fort Myers restaurant, call (239) 277-5600, or visit

About Nathan's Fort Myers

The original Nathan's was founded in 1916 by Polish immigrant Nathan Handwerker on Coney Island. The second Nathan's Famous opened in Oceanside, NY, in 1955. Growing up just down the block from this landmark, Ray Masciana became a lifelong fan, which years later inspired him to bring Nathan's to Southwest Florida, where he now resides. The Page Field Center location is Nathan's first standalone restaurant in Florida.



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