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August 28, 2009
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Dog Days Customer Day and Sidewalk Sale

The Bait Wench Bait & Tackle and Her Art Gallery Dog Days Customer Day and Sidewalk Sale will be held Saturday, Aug. 29, from 1-5 p.m. The event will feature music, with a performance by the band The Whipping Post; food; ; beverages; games; a raffle; demonstrations and more.

In addition, guests can learn how to cast nets, tie knows, flymaking and more.

United Shrimp Alliance Bait & Tackle is located at 413 Cape Coral Parkway, E. For information, check on line at, or call 239-541-BAIT (2248).

Ooo-La-Latte Cafe offers coffee, more

Ooo-La-Latte Cafe, 1480 N.E. Pine Island Rd., Suite 1-E, in Cape Coral, is a coffee shop and cafe, offering coffee, smoothies, shakes, paninis, wraps, salads, pastries, ice cream and more.

Open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., the cafe, which is owned by Kevin Bisner and Dianna Scarano, will soon be starting open mic nights, music and art nights, plus additional events.

For additional information, visit the cafe's Web site at or call 239-673-7103.

Kid's World Preschool open

Kid's World Preschool, 1126 N.E. 16th Terrace, Cape Coral, is a preschool and daycare center. The preschool is owned by Evelyn Monteagudo and is open Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

For additional information, call 239-573-7233.

Dill now certified professional in human resources

Wendy Dill, the executive assistant to Jill Turner, CEO, at the Children's Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida, is now a certified professional in human resources.

Offered by the Society of Human Resource Management, certified PHRs must complete coursework including strategic management, workforce planning and development, labor relations, risk management, total rewards and human resource development.

Children's Advocacy Center, a United Way partner agency, is a crisis center that works with sexually and physically abused children and is designed to be a safe and friendly place for them to come and be heard and help them get on the road to recovery. They service Lee, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry counties. For more information, call 239-939-2808 or visit

Next session of Entrepreneur School scheduled

The city of Fort Myers Southwest Florida Enterprise Center will begin the next session of its "Entrepreneur School" Wednesday, Sept. 2, from 5-7 p.m., at the Southwest Florida Enterprise Center, located at 3903 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite 5, in Fort Myers. Classes will be held for six consecutive Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m.

For further information or to register for the upcoming Entrepreneur School, stop by the SWFEC at 3903 MLK Blvd., Suite 5 or call 321-7085.

Clinge named resident director at Merrill Lynch

David D. Donaldson, director of the Naples Complex of Merrill Lynch, has announced the promotion of John D. Clinge to resident director of the Fort Myers office of Merrill Lynch, Global Wealth management, located at 13250 University Center Blvd.

A graduate of the University of South Florida, Clinger joined Merrill Lynch in 2000 after nine years in commercial banking.

Clinger and his wife Rusti have four daughters and live in Fort Myers. He volunteers his time coaching youth softball in the Fort Myers American Little League, where he also serves as a board member. He is also involved in numerous community activities, having recently served as President of the Edison Festival of Light.

Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management is a leading provider of comprehensive wealth management and investment services for individuals and business globally.

Seats available for Professional Advisors Seminar

Southwest Florida Community Foundation will be hosting Ronald D. Aucutt at a Professional Advisors Seminar on Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at The Forest Golf and Country Club in Fort Myers. Registration is open until Sept. 4 and there are still seats available.

Aucutt will be discussing, "Estate Tax Changes in the Obama Administration," and their effects on the professional advisor's firm and clients. The event is for professional advisors only and two continuing education credits are available for Estate Planning Attorneys, Trust Officers, CPAs, and Financial Planners. The cost for the luncheon is $30. Registration is available online at or by phone at 239-274-5900.

Aucutt is a partner in the McLean, Virginia (Tysons Corner) office of McGuireWoods LLP and is the Chair of the firm's Private Wealth Services Group.

The Southwest Florida Com-munity Foundation has been supporting the communities of Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties through endowed funds for over 33 years. With over 320 endowed funds, the Community Foundation has provided more than $39.5 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. For more information, call 239-274-5900, or visit the Web site at

The Mole Hole opens at new location in Bell Tower Shops

Jim Gottschalk, owner of The Mole Hole, is glad to be settled in his new, smaller location at Bell Tower Shops. The gift boutique recently moved from a 9,000-square-foot space to a 2,700-square-foot shop. Adorned with a new brown and white striped awning, the new store now faces U.S. 41 and has direct access from the parking lot near Cr.

To celebrate the new store, Gottschalk hosted a reception Thursday, Aug. 27, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Celebrating 26 years in Fort Myers and at Bell Tower Shops since 1991, The Mole Hole, a boutique of unique collectibles, figurines and import items, features the perfect gift for any occasion. The store is open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m. For information, go to, or call 239-433-4700.

Bell Tower Shops is an open-air lifestyle center, located at U.S. 41 and Daniels Parkway, with 40 retailers. To learn more, log onto, or call 239-489-1221.

Stroke Boutique accepting handbag donations

The Stroke Boutique at Coconut Point is a drop-off location for the Island Coast AIDS Network/Handbag Happy Hour event.

Donate a new or "previously loved" (gently used) handbag to ICAN for the 7th Annual Handbag Happy Hour and receive special offers from Stroke Boutique Aug. 28-30 and Oct. 2-4.

Stroke Boutique at Coconut Point will be serving champagne and strawberries. All handbag donors and will receive a 10 percent off coupon from the boutique.

Island Coast AIDS Network is dedicated to stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS and assisting individuals infected and affected in Southwest Florida.

Stroke Boutique is located near Dillards, 23190 Fashion Drive, #113, Estero. For information, call 239-495-6877.



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