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FGCU Women’s Basketball Banquet

The FGCU Women’s 2018-19 Basketball Banquet was held April 17, 2019 on the campus of FGCU to celebrate their many A-Sun accomplishments which included at least 25 games for the 9th straight season and their 5th undefeated A-Sun conference slate. They also reached an all-time milestone of reaching 5000 3-point field goals and the 500th win for Head Coach Karl Smesko. It was an outstanding finish to a stellar season.

Destiny Washington, Tanner Bryant, Sheehen Dowling, Erna Normil, Anja Marinkovic.

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Estero Chamber Annual Luncheon

The 2019 annual luncheon/business meeting was held at the newly remodeled Grandezza Country Club. The event was presided over by outgoing President, Judi Gietzen and Executive Director, Sarah Newcomb. The attendees enjoyed the ‘year in review’ and confirmed the election of officers, directors and chairman of the board. Four Scholarships were presented to local high school graduates and awards were given for the ‘Person of the Year’, ‘Non-Profit of the Year’ and ‘Business of the Year’.


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Everglades Wonder Gardens Party


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The Everglades Wonder Gardens’ Light the Way campaign concluded with a Donor Appreciation Party on March 28. Over $55,000 was raised to update the electrical system throughout the Wonder Gardens. The night included light refreshments, walks through the gardens and speeches given by Thomas Hecker, CEO of the Everglades Wonder Gardens, and Wes Weidenmiller, Chairman of the Board. For more information or to donate to the Everglades Wonder Gardens, visit 27180 Old 41 Road in Bonita Springs, 34135, go to the website at or call Thomas Hecker at 239-992-2591.