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20th Annual Taste of the Beach winners announced

fmbchamber : Mon, May 4, 2015 2:07 pm : Daily Update, Dine, Home

People Choice Award – Skip One Seafoods FMB

Best Decorated Booth – Yucatan Beach Stand Bar & Grill

Best Seafood Dish – Coconut Creme Shrimp, The Fishmonger Restaurant

Best Chicken Dish –  Drunken Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast, Island View Restaurant @ the Lani Kai

Best Beef/Veal Dish -Local Beef Tenderloin and Grilled Shrimp with a Veal Demi Glaze Served with Grilled Asparagus, Bongo’s Bar and Grill @ the Pink Shell

Best Appetizer – Cat 5 Nacho wowo’s, Hurricane Tina’s Beach Bar

Best Lighter Fare – Mahi Tacos, Yucatan Beach Stand Bar & Grill

Best Dessert- Deep Fried Raspberry Cheese Cake, Nemo’s on the Beach
Waiter/Waitress Competition
2. Yucatan Beach Stand Bar and Grill- 1:36.28
3. Matanzas on the Bay – 2:07.76
Thanks to all the participating restaurants and to everyone who attended the event.

 

 

 

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The 9th Annual Fort Myers Beach Film Festival Comes to a Close

paradise : Tue, April 28, 2015 6:31 pm : Daily Update, Home, Uncategorized

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For almost a decade, the Fort Myers Beach Film Festival has hosted independent film fans, filmmakers, and distributors to spend five fabulous days and nights on the Gulf beaches of Fort Myers Beach, Florida.

From April 23-27, 2015 Independent features, documentaries, shorts and student films we shown throughout the 5-day event with the aim to promote the art of filmmaking throughout our island community. Family activites, celebrity appearances and of course– screenings of the best in independent filmmaking, all just steps from the sand, make the Fort Myers Beach Film Festival one of Southwest Florida’s most premiere spring-time events.

This year, the festival screened over 70 films, the most ever shown at the fest, and played host to it’s largest attendance ever.

The film attracted two Silver Screen celebrities– Ryan Potter and Christopher Atkins. Both actors were award recipients.

The Rising Star Award, recognizing young and innovative talent, went to Ryan Potter, the 19-year-old voice of “Hiro Hamada” in the Academy-Award winning Disney animated feature Big Hero 6. The Star Achievement Award, was presented to Hollywood legend, Christopher Atkins, best known for his role in the 1980 film The Blue Lagoon, and the television series Dallas.

The Film Review Board juried over 76 films to designate awards for Rising Star, Star Achievement, Best Actor, Best Student Films, Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best Documentary, Best Local Film and People’s Choice Award. Winners received a
commemorative glass trophy.

Winners were as follows:

Best Actor: Jeffrey Johns, Waiting in the Wings- The Musical

Best Student Film: The Unearthing, Tristan James Jensen

Best Feature Film: Writer’s Cramp, Darva Campbell

Best Short Film: Falling To Pieces, Chris and Vivian Connolly

Best Documentary: Heroes Behind The Badge, Wayne Derrick

Best Local Film: Sisters, Mark Stolzenberg/ Mark Schulman

Peoples Choice Award: Waiting in the Wings- The Musical

Thank you to the film festival community, local volunteers, filmmakers, law enforcement and community sponsors for making the Fort Myers Beach Film Festival a “cant-miss” event.

See you next year and let’s celebrate the the festival’s 10th anniversary together!

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Winners Announced from the 9th Annual Fort Myers Beach Film Festival

fmbchamber : Tue, April 28, 2015 6:21 pm : Home, Play

film fest winnersRising Star Award: Ryan Potter, Big Hero 6.
Star Achievement Award: Christopher Atkins
Best Actor: Jeffrey Johns, Waiting in the Wings- The Muscial
Best Student Film: The Unearthing, Tristan James Jensen
Best Feature Film: Writer’s Cramp, Darva Campbell
Best Short Film: Falling To Pieces, Chris and Vivian Connolly 
Best Documentary: Heroes Behind The Badge, Wayne Derrick
Best Local Film: Sisters, Mark Stolzenberg/ Mark Schulman
Peoples Choice Award: Waiting in the Wings- The Musical

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The Guardian ad Litem Foundation: 20th Judicial Circuit hosts Southwest Florida’s Most Exciting Event: Viva La Derby!

paradise : Mon, April 13, 2015 5:21 pm : Business Spotlight, Daily Update, Home, Uncategorized

You’re Invited!

Saturday, May 2, 2015
5:00pm- 9:00pm
Fort Myers City Pier, 1300 Hendry Street, on the Water.

Join the Guardian ad Litem foundation for the most memorable Kentucky Derby Party in Southwest Florida. Come and share the splendor of the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby with live entertainment, contests and a great night of Las Vegas-style gaming.

Watch the last race of the Kentucky Derby on a large screen at 6:21 p.m. Guests will have a chance to predict the winner and win a chance to split one-half the race pot with the charity. The evening will include guessing the winner of six additional horse races as well as playing blackjack, slots and poker—all for GREAT Prize opportunities.

A Derby Hat contest, tasty food, drink and a Dixieland band will round out the evening…and there is a rumor that Elvis will be in the building!

This great fundraiser will benefit Guardian ad Litem Program of the 20th Judicial Circuit of Florida—Lee, Glades, Hendry, Charlotte and Collier Counties. The program recruits and trains volunteer child advocates who are paired with an attorney and an advocacy coordinator for the purpose of representing abused, neglected and abandoned children in court, school, the child welfare system and the community.

General admission tickets and ticket packages in which patrons are given the opportunity to name a horse are available for purchase online at www.voicesforkids.org/viva-la-derby. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Terry Brennen, Development Director, Terry@galfoundation20.org.

As a United Way partner, the Foundation’s goal is to raise funds necessary to ensure every child in the dependency system has a qualified volunteer advocate and all volunteers are trained and certified.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, or would like more information regarding our organization, please contact The Guardian ad Litem Foundation Fort Myers office by phoning (239) 533-­1435, via email at program@GALFoundation20.org or visit our website www.voicesforkids.org .

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20TH ANNUAL TASTE OF THE BEACH Announced for Sunday May 3rd, 2015

fmbchamber : Tue, March 24, 2015 4:32 pm : Daily Update, Dine, Home, Play

IMG_1772FORT MYERS BEACH, FLORIDA, March 20, 2015—The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce would like to announce that the 20th Annual Taste of the Beach will be held Sunday May, 3, 2015. The popular food festival held on Fort Myers Beach will include approximately 20 restaurants plus a live on-stage concert featuring Jo List and Friends.

Local restaurants will serve up samples of their best signature dishes available for purchase. They will also be competing for the top Taste of the Beach Award honors in several categories including; Best Appetizer, Best Dessert, Best Beef or Veal Dish, Best Chicken Dish, Best Seafood Dish, Best Non-Meat, Best Decorated Booth, and People’s Choice. The Festival gates will open at 11:00 a.m. and food will be served up until it runs out or until 5:00 pm. Tickets will be available on-site. Admission is $5 for adults and children over 12. All children under 12 years will be free. Food tickets are $1.00 each, with the average plate costing around $5.

There are many restaurants participating in this event, all of which are members of the Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.

There is an expected 3,500+ to attend this event this year. There will be a panel of celebrity judges to do the honors of judging. Winners will be announced from the stage at 4:00 pm.

For more details click or go to www.tasteoffortmyersbeach.com or email frontdesk@fmbchamber.com .

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