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May 25, 2018
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Marucco purchases ProTemp Office Services

Mary Marucco has announced that she has purchased ProTemp Office Services Inc. in Cape Coral.

The sale of the business became official on April 1, 2018.

The company, which has been providing permanent and temporary staffing for over 33 years, is located at 1411 S.E. 47th St., unit 5B, in South Cape.

Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Call Marucco at 239-542-2133 for additional information.

Owner of The Windsor of Cape Coral elected chairman of National Senior Living Association

Legend Senior Living, owner and operator of The Windsor of Cape Coral in Cape Coral, recently announced that Tim Buchanan, president and CEO of Legend Senior Living, has been elected chairman of the Argentum Board of Directors. Argentum is a national association representing senior living operators, residents and their families.

Buchanan pioneered the assisted living concept across the nation nearly 30 years ago, helping create dignified residential living options for seniors to receive health care services.

Legend Senior Living is a privately held senior housing and services company based in Wichita, Kansas. Legend owns and operates 40 residences - spanning independent living, assisted living, memory care, and personal care - in Texas, Pennsylvania, Florida, Colorado, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Connect with Legend Senior Living at, or on Facebook or LinkedIn.

Argentum is a national association dedicated to supporting professionally managed, resident-centered senior living communities, as well as the families and older adults they serve. Member companies operate senior living communities offering assisted living, independent living, continuing care, and memory care services, and advocate for choice, independence, dignity, and quality of life for all older adults. Connect with Argentum at, or on Facebook or LinkedIn.

May's Yappy Hour tonight at Fathom's Restaurant

The Cape Coral Animal Shelter and Fathom's Restaurant will hold their monthly Yappy Hour Friday, May 25, from 5-7 p.m.

The May Yappy Hour will feature TS Gallant Photography photographing American spirit-themed pet pictures using an American flag backdrop.

Pets and guest are invited to wear their American themed outfits.

Special for the evening's event, Olivia and Spunky the horse will ride through the center court with an American flag while the band plays the National Anthem in recognition of fallen American heroes.

This is an opportunity for the community and their pets to enjoy an evening of outdoor entertainment while honoring our veterans.

Fathom's Restaurant and Bar will be providing beer and wine for the nonprofit organization to receive all proceeds to help fund the building of a shelter for pets in need. The evening festivities will also have music provided by Soulixer.

Fathom's Restaurant and Bar, located at 5785 Cape Harbour Drive in Cape Coral, is a modern, casual all-day restaurant and serves international cuisine with authentic flavors.

The Cape Coral Animal Shelter is currently raising funds to create a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter in the city. The organization is dedicated to engaging a special bond between people and animals by means of adoption services, medical care, education and training for the prevention of cruelty and abandonment. The shelter will provide a safe place where animals will receive the care they need and remain until they are placed in a qualified, forever home.

More information on the shelter can be found at

Passenger count dips in April at Southwest Florida International Airport

During April, 939,957 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, a decrease of 9 percent compared to April 2017. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 5.2 percent from the same period last year.

The traffic leader in April was Delta Air Lines with 194,114 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Southwest Airlines (182,003), American (135,119), JetBlue (130,437) and United (105,034).

Southwest Florida International Airport had 8,049 aircraft operations, a decrease of 13.8 percent compared to April 2017. Page Field saw 8,007 operations, an 18.4 percent decrease from April 2017. In addition, nearly 2.6 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in April 2018.

Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 8.8 million passengers in 2017 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. For more information, visit or Like Us on Facebook at

Buckett's Wings &?More to celebrate 30th anniversary

Fort Myers residents have come to know Buckett's Wings & More as a prominent neighborhood fixture for 30 years. This Memorial Day weekend, the restaurant celebrates with events and specials spread across four days.

Buckett's Wings & More opened its doors on Memorial Day weekend in 1988, when Jim and Marcia Anderson converted a previous Dino's Pizza into Buckett's, with the simple concept of serving chicken wings and beer in buckets.

Current owners Zach & Ainslie Walter continue and expand upon what the Andersons built.

During the weekend, Buckett's will feature food and drink specials, and on Sunday, May 27, the Third Annual Buckett's Open 2-man Golf Scramble will be held at The Hideaway Country Club. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the South Fort Myers Lille League.

Buckett's Wings & More is located at 6301 South Pointe Blvd. and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Supporters of South Fort Myers Little League, Buckett's is home to the Iowa State, Penn State and Green Bay Packers fan clubs.

Applications open for 24th annual Blue Chip Award

Applications are open for the 24th Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award, sponsored by BB&T - Oswald Trippe and Company and BB&T Bank. The award recognizes a small business that has overcome adversity to achieve success. Finalists and the winner will be selected by an independent panel and announced at a November 1 luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point.

To be eligible for the award, applicants must be a for-profit business, based in Lee, Collier or Charlotte county, that has overcome obstacles to achieve success. Businesses must employ between four and 500 people, and have been in operation for at least three years.

Applications are due Sept. 4. They are available at the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 25071 Chamber of Commerce Drive, in Bonita Springs. They are also available at BB&T - Oswald Trippe and Company at 239-433-7189 or



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