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By Staff | Sep 22, 2022


‘Laughs and Brews” Sept. 29

at Eight-Foot Brewing in Cape

Eight-Foot Brewing in Cape Coral is hosting “Laughs and Brews,” a live stand-up comedy event, Thursday, Sept. 29, starting at 7 p.m.

Headlining the Laughs On the Go event will be Sloan, who has performed with Tracy Morgan and John Witherspoon and has been seen on Hulu, LMAO TV and Comic View. The show will also feature Trevor Glassman from Tampa, who has performed on ESPN, CBS and Second City, and worked with Jay Mohr, Bob Zany, Trixx and more.

Advance tickets for the show are $15. For more information or to purchase tickets for the show, visit www.laughsonthego.net

Eight-Foot Brewing, located at 4417 S.E. 16th Place, is an independent “small-batch brewery producing high-quality beer and fermented beverages paired with our small-plate, home-made food,” according to its website.

For more about the craft brewery, call 239-984-2655 or visit eightfootbrewing.com.

Businesses Supporting

Communities seeking vendors

Businesses Supporting Communities events is calling upon all Southwest Florida food trucks, restaurants and vendors. BSC hosts events throughout Southwest Florida, including WINK Taste of the Town, which will now take place on three separate dates in Fort Myers, Naples and Punta Gorda.

BSC’s mission is to connect Southwest Floridians with local businesses, and local charities through their events. Each of its events will feature and contribute to a local charitable organization. Its 2022 events will benefit Cameo of Lee County, Harry Chapin Food Bank, Caloosa Rotary Club of Cape Coral and more.

BSC’s 2022 event schedule includes Taco Fest – Bonita Springs, Oct. 22, 2022, at Riverside Park; WINK Taste of the Town – Fort Myers, Nov. 5-6, 2022 at Centennial Park; and Taco Fest – Cape Coral, Nov. 19, at Mercola Market

Visit bscevent.com/ to learn more about these events, vendor registration, sponsorship information, and more.

Hope Healthcare to host virtual Career Fair with interviews

Hope Healthcare will host an online Career Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On-the-spot interviews will be offered for multiple positions including RNs, LPNs, CNAs and Social Workers.

Interested candidates are required to register for a time slot by Oct. 10. Applicants will be asked to provide a resume or CV prior to their appointment. All participants will be entered in a drawing to win a $100 Visa gift card.

To learn more and/or register, please contact Alexis Buchanan at 239-322-5371 or alexis.buchanan@hopehcs.org.

With more than 40 years of experience as a local, not-for-profit healthcare organization, Hope Healthcare is dedicated to providing care and comfort for people in life’s closing chapter. A team of staff and volunteers offers practical, spiritual and emotional support for the entire family. For more about Hope Healthcare, visit HopeHCS.org.

Fort Myers Brewing to hold

2022 Oktoberfest Oct. 6-9

Fort Myers Brewing Company’s popular Oktoberfest returns with a four-day event featuring craft beer, authentic German food and live music from Thursday, Oct. 6 through Sunday, Oct. 9 in Fort Myers.

Fort Myers Brewing is featuring festivities for families, friends and pets to enjoy all weekend long. A wide selection of locally brewed ales, stouts and lagers are on tap as well as several first-time releases of Fort Myers Brewing’s signature Oktoberfest beers, to be announced in the coming weeks. The brewery will also host a stein-hoisting competition, a traditional Bavarian endurance contest in which participants must hold a full stein in their outstretched arm as long as possible without spilling any beer.

Food truck rallies will feature German-inspired eats from popular trucks such as Currywurst, The Nosh Truck, Wicked Streatery, The Meat Cottage, Kings Tacos & Burritos and Mobstah Lobstah.

Oktoberfest will be held at Fort Myers Brewing Company, 12811 Commerce Lakes Drive, Suite 28, in Fort Myers. For more, visit Facebook.com/FMBrew or call 239-313-6576. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, as seats tend to fill up quickly.

Vibe Yoga hosts registered yoga teacher training starting Oct. 10

Vibe Yoga is offering registered yoga teacher training starting Oct. 10 with an introductory overview. Classes for the 200-hour hybrid course, offering both online and in-person instruction, begin Oct. 17. The training will culminate with graduation from Feb. 17-19, 2023.

Students in the course will follow an independent online module for 120 hours. Each week, the training outlines the modules to complete, and then the class meets via Zoom from 7-9 p.m. every Monday, excluding holidays.

The 200-hour hybrid training will include: 120 self-paced online study hours; 60 hours of in-person or zoom training, which includes anatomy (taught by a physician), trauma-informed yoga training, practice teaching (how to write a sequence and teach a class to others), Stand up Paddleboard yoga or Ayurveda training; and 20 self-practice hours.

Leading the training is Lindsay Smith, Vibe Yoga founder and a 500-hour E-RYT teacher certified in trauma-informed yoga, Yoga Nidra, yoga for back pain, Teaching Yoga to Children and more.

Participants have the option of enrolling with a $220 deposit or may take advantage of discounted advance pricing of $2,200 when they pay in full before Oct. 1. After Oct. 1, enrollment is $2,800. Scholarships are available for local candidates, so that proper mentorship can be provided. Applicants must be willing to come in-person to the studio in Fort Myers and apply before Sept. 25. Registration for all participants is available at VibeYogaSWFL.com/teacher-training/.

Martin new partner with Aloia, Roland, Lubell & Morgan, PLCC

Jonathan A. Martin has joined Aloia, Roland, Lubell & Morgan, PLCC as a new partner, specializing in personal injury and wrongful death cases.

An advocate of constitutional law, Martin’s journey now includes a bid for elected office. Endorsed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, Martin is seeking the Florida Senate seat for District 27 currently occupied by Sen. Ray Rodrigues. Martin, a Republican, has only a write-in opponent facing him in the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 8. If elected, he would be sworn in as the next Senator, representing most of Lee County, in late November.

A graduate of the Liberty University School of Law, Martin passed the Florida Bar and immediately went to work as Assistant State Attorney for Florida’s Twentieth Judicial Circuit from 2009-14. He was responsible for prosecuting all state crimes in Glades County for three years and was felony prosecutor for Lee County from 2012-14. In all, he handled over 6,000 cases and 89 trials.

Martin, 40, also spent time in the Fort Myers City Attorney’s Office and as a legal instructor for the Southwest Florida Public Service Academy. He comes to Aloia Roland from Parvey & Cavenago, P.A.

Aloia, Roland, Lubell & Morgan, PLLC is a full-service law firm with practice areas in business and real estate law, commercial litigation, personal injury and wrongful death, civil litigation, family law, estate planning and probate. Established in 2004 and led by senior partners, Frank Aloia, Jr., Ty Roland, Evan Lubell, Jack Morgan III, and partners Danielle Levy Seitz and Scott Hertz, the firm has deep roots in Southwest Florida, proudly serving its community. Aloia Roland is headquartered at 2222 Second Street in downtown Fort Myers. Learn more at www.LawDefined.com or call 239-791-7950.

Sanibel Captiva Community

Bank hires Morgan as a teller

Dennis Morgan has joined Sanibel Captiva Community Bank as a teller. He is responsible for assisting customers with personal and business banking transactions.

A recent graduate of Florida Atlantic University, he earned a bachelor’s degree in multimedia journalism with a minor in communications. He has previously worked in the television production and service industries.

Founded in 2003, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has two locations on Sanibel Island and six more locations throughout Lee County.

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank’s team members provide customized individual and business banking services and specialize in residential and commercial lending. The bank offers free personal and business checking, deposit accounts with competitive interest rates, instant issue debit cards and a full array of digital banking products and services.

For more, visit www.SanCapBank.com.

Southwest Florida International announces August passenger count

During August, 620,532 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers. This was a decrease of 4 percent compared to August 2021; however, it was still the second-best August in the 39-year history of the airport. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 11 percent compared to last year.

The traffic leader in August was Delta with 162,532 total passengers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Southwest (115,590), American (105,547), JetBlue (72,551) and United (68,624).

Southwest Florida International Airport had 5,143 aircraft operations, a decrease of 23 percent compared to August 2021. Page Field (FMY) saw 16,125 operations, an 82 percent increase compared to August 2021, which made it the best single month at FMY in nearly 40 years.

Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 10.3 million passengers in 2021 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. For more information, visit flylcpa.com or facebook.com/flyRSW.