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July 21, 2017
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

SWFL Experts Automotive Service Center opens

SWFL Experts Automotive Service Center has opened at 1009 S.E. 12th Place, unit 1, in Cape Coral.

The automotive service center is owned by Bill and Elias Abouatallah, a father and son automotive repair team with a combined 45 years experience servicing all makes and models of vehicles.

The center, which is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, from 8 a.m. to noon, is offering an opening special oil change package for $29.95, which includes lube, oil and filter change, along with topping of needed fluids, brake inspection, tire rotation, belt and hoses check, air filter check and more.

Make an appointment by calling 239-829-0042.

Hair Cuttery donating back-to-school hair cuts to children in need

This summer, Hair Cuttery will be donating back-to-school haircuts to children who need it most. The public can help contribute by visiting one of Hair Cuttery's neighborhood salons from Aug. 1-15.

For every child up to age 18 who purchases a haircut at one of Hair Cuttery's nearly 900 salons, one free haircut certificate will be donated to a disadvantaged child locally. Hair Cuttery's goal is to donate free haircut certificates to children in communities across the nation with the help of more than 100 local government and non-profit organizations. Through last year's program, more than 61,000 free haircuts brought confidence and smiles to kids of all ages before the start of the new school year.

There are two Hair Cuttery locations in Cape Coral: 2378 Surfside Blvd., 239-283-0368 and 2481 Del Prado Blvd., N.. Suite 113, 239-458-3293; and four locations in Fort Myers: 4600 Summerlin Road, unit A7, 239-939-1930; at The Forum, 3268 Forum Blvd., Suite 206, 239-277-9121; 15880 San Carlos Blvd., Suite 160, 239-267-3202; and at the Gulf Coast Town Center, 10029 Gulf Center Drive, 239-267-8938.

Chamberlain chief of Port Authority's airport police

The Lee County Port Authority has named Shawn Chamberlain as chief of the Airport Police Department, responsible for public safety and security at Southwest Florida International Airport and Page Field in Fort Myers.

Chamberlain comes to LCPA with more than 19 years of law enforcement experience. Most recently, he served as the deputy chief of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport Police Department, where he started his airport career in 2001 as a detective and rose through the ranks, from sergeant, to lieutenant in patrol, aviation security and then the professional standards divisions. Prior to this, Chamberlain worked in U.S. Customs and Border Protection as a border patrol agent. He also served four years in the U.S. Navy, as well as time in the U.S. Navy Reserves.

The Lee County Port Authority operates Southwest Florida International Airport and Page Field in Fort Myers. For more, information, visit

RSW reports June passenger traffic numbers

During June, 528,383 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, an increase of 7.3 percent compared to June 2016. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 2 percent from the same period last year.

The traffic leader in June was Delta Air Lines with 132,106 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Southwest (112,396), American (93,912), JetBlue (66,610) and United (43,641).

Southwest Florida International Airport had 5,178 aircraft operations, an increase of 16.6 percent compared to June 2016. Page Field saw 6,130 operations, a 26.5 percent decrease from June 2016. In addition, slightly more than 2.5 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in June 2017, an increase of 2.9 percent compared to June 2016.

Southwest Florida International Airport served 8.6 million passengers in 2016 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic.

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FREE Community Shred Day July 28 at MNMW

Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A. will partner with Secure Shredding Inc. to host a FREE Community Shred Day event Friday, July 28, from 9 a.m. until noon, at 8961 Conference Drive, Fort Myers

Secure Shredding Inc. will have a truck on site at MNMW for the event.

There will be a two box maximum per person for shredding. This is a free event, however, MNMW encourages participants to consider a donation to the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties when dropping off shred items. This can be in monetary form, or canned goods/new or gently used clothing. A United Way representative will be on site at the event to receive donations and answer questions.

Items that can be shredded are limited to paperwork such as statements, tax records, contracts, blank checks, etc. A good rule to determine if an item is shreddable is "if it tears, it can be destroyed."

Items not suitable for shredding include hard drives, cell phones, batteries, etc.

All shredded material will be recycled to support an eco-friendly environment. A secure shred drop box will be in the MNMW lobby during business hours the week before and the week following the event for those who can not participate in Community Shred Day activities July 28.

A two box maximum per person will be applied during this two-week period as well.

Riverchase Dermatology conducts over 300 free skin cancer screenings during Melanoma May

For over a decade, Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery has committed time to providing free skin cancer screenings to the community.

In its most recent campaign, Riverchase launched the largest free screening event in the company's history in light of what the American Society for Dermatology Surgery has coined Melanoma May a month dedicated to skin cancer awareness and screening. This year, the providers of Riverchase Dermatology successfully conducted nearly 340 free skin screenings at 16 different office locations spanning from Marco Island to Zephyrhills.

Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, one of Florida's largest comprehensive skin centers, was founded in Naples, Florida in 2000 by Andrew T. Jaffe, MD. Riverchase has maintained its vision of providing the best comprehensive skin cancer, dermatology and cosmetic surgery services for over a decade. In addition to its convenient locations, Riverchase also has two Spa Blue MD locations offering aesthetic spa services in North Naples and Fort Myers. For more information, visit

Norman Love Confections to hold benefit garage and bake sale Saturday

Norman Love Confections, creators and distributors of award-winning, handcrafted artisan chocolates, is holding a garage and bake sale featuring a wide variety of home goods, furnishings, clothing and more as well as delectable baked goods from Norman Love Confections. The sale will benefit 7-year-old Cole Williams, the young son of Gary Williams, a chef at Artisan Gelato by Norman Love Confections.

The garage and bake sale will take place at 802 Cal Cove Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33919 (in Town and River) Saturday, July 22, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. All are welcome and all proceeds will directly support Cole and his family by helping with medical expenses.

Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so by calling Mary Love at 239-561-7215, and an account has been established at FineMark National Bank in Cole Williams' name. All donations and contributions will be greatly appreciated.

For more, visit or call 239-561-7215.



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