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Community Foundation ends first decade with trip back to Woodstock

With the group Jo List and Friends playing 1960s songs from groups like The Doors, dozens of Community Foundation members and supporters clad in tie-dye shirts celebrated the nonprofit organization's 10th year with a Woodstock-themed fundraising event at the Diamondhead Beach Resort Jan. ...

Art Association Paint Around raises money for student scholarships

It's been a month of showcasing for the Fort Myers Beach Art Association from its "Art Divine" show to its current "Not the Status Quo" winter show and most recently a "Paint Around" which raised funds for student scholarships at its gallery.The "Paint Around" featured four of the association's ...

Charlie McCoy brings lifetime of playing with the best to Lovers Key

The term "real McCoy" wasn't coined after country musician Charlie McCoy (though it's the name of one of his albums) but few artists can pull out the type of resume the guitarist and harmonica player has put together.He has recorded with musical giants from Elvis Presley to Roy Orbison, Bob ...

Art Association draws full house

The Fort Myers Beach Art Association Open House lived up to expectations Jan. 9 with a large crowd of visitors interested in viewing and learning about art. Advanced artists were stationed around the workshop/gallery giving lessons on oil painting, sketching, alcohol on ink and collage, as the ...

The return of the Chairman of the Board

Tony Sands has taken on one of the toughest assignments in show business. His job is to be Frank Sinatra and for the past 25 years he has been doing his best to deliver Ol' Blue Eyes to audiences.Sands will be bringing his show with "The Rat Pack" of Dean Martin (Robert Cabella) and Sammy Davis ...

Songs set the mood at Lovers Key sunset

It was the perfect setting for a sunset. With sunny temperatures in the 70s, a slight breeze, the beautiful Fort Myers Beach and the scenic view from Lovers Key State Park to the Gulf of Mexico with the acoustic guitar and violin sounds from J. Robert "The Florida Fiddler" and Brent Moyer.The ...

Art Association open house promises to be divine

The Fort Myers Beach Art Association Open House Jan. 9 figures to be a can't-miss show with the group inviting the public to its gallery and working space for an art bazaar, its mini masters sale, demonstrations and one of the last days of its "Art Divine" show."The open house is really to ...

High tide time for Art Association

The next couple of weeks will be a busy time for the Fort Myers Beach Art Association. The "Art Divine" show is running through Jan. 9 when the open house for the "Winter Open" takes place.The "Art Divine" exhibit is the association's annual showing for paintings at $150 and under. The show has ...

Winter Open for art group

The Fort Myers Beach Art Association has three big seasonal shows each year and one of the biggest is on the way. The open house for the Fort Myers Beach Art Association's Winter Open will take place Jan. 9 at the gallery at 3030 Shell Mound Boulevard.The Jan. 9 show will be a preview of the ...