Voices Young and Old – Shell Point Singers and Edison College Choir to Perform at Barbara B. Mann

FORT MYERS – An intergenerational, synergistic, and musical collaboration may best describe the upcoming concert with The Shell Point Singers and The Edison College Choir. The Shell Point Singers, with 60+ voices directed by Randy Woods, and the Edison College Choir, with 50+ voices directed by Douglas Renfroe, will unite with heart and voice for two performances of Vivaldi’s Gloria.

This concert will be at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall on Sunday afternoon, April 18, at 2:30 p.m. Complimentary tickets are available by calling the Mann box office at 481-4849.

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Holy Week at The Village Church

Celebration features speaker Gordon MacDonald, organist Harold DeCou

Gordon MacDonald

FORT MYERS – From April 4 to April 11, join The Village Church for a celebration of the resurrection. Several events are planned throughout the week which are all open to the public.

The Village Church is privileged to welcome pastor and author Gordon MacDonald. He has written more than a dozen books, including Ordering Your Private World, Secrets of a Generous Life, and Renewing Your Spiritual Passion. He is also Chairman of the Board of World Relief Corporation.

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Great Swings at the Shell Point Open 2004

Golf Tournament Raises Money for Alzheimer’s Care

It was carts and clubs galore at the 2004 Shell Point Open, as a field of more than 140 golfers competed in the event held at the Shell Point Golf Club. The tournament was a fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s program at The Pavilion, Shell Point’s skilled nursing center.We wish to thank all the employees who came out to work at, volunteer at, or otherwise support the event. Many sponsors contributed as well, including B & I Contractors, Inc.; Metro Mechanical, Inc.; Schwab Ready Mix; MAJ Contractors; RDG Schutte Wilscam Birge; Flex Bon Paints; Service Painting; Millennium Electrical Contractors; Bank of America; Gulf Coast Underground; Canac Kitchens; Crowther Roofing; Conshor, Inc.; Firedoor LLC; Wachovia Insurance Services; Graybar Electric Co. Inc.; McDaniel Nicholas Construction; Kone Elevators; Wright Construction Corp.; US Food Service; Errington Construction; Raytech; Henderson Franklin Starnes & Holt, PA; and Miller Helms & Folk, PA.
Tim Lochridge and Bill Greel get ready to tackle the course.
With ABC-7’s Don Brennan (left), Bank of America’s Brent Crawford presents a check to Peter Dys and the Legacy Foundation’s Jeff Cory. Enjoying their day on the course are Sherry Brown, Dr. David Nesselroade, Harvey Hartzler, Mike Gainey, and Mike’s sons Luke and Isaac.

Shell Point Resident Takes to the Stage

Retirement for Phil Hilton Means New Creative Experiences

by Jill Tyrer

For someone who’s been at Shell Point for just over a year, Phil Hilton has been making quite an impression. His artworks can be seen in the gallery and gift shop, he’s taught a couple of courses, he appeared in Shell Point’s Own Theater production of Love Letters, he sings with the Shell Point Singers, his photographs have graced the community’s newspaper, and that’s just a start. Recently he landed the role of Pops, the father of the leading lady in the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre’s The Pajama Game.

For six weeks, Phil Hilton (far right) played “Pops” in the Broadway Palm’s production of The Pajama Game. Photo courtesy of the Broadway Palm.

“It’s fun, but it’s also work when you’re doing over 60 shows in six weeks,” he said. That’s six nights a week, plus matinees. When he turned out for auditions, he found professional actors were flying in from New York and elsewhere for jobs at Broadway Palm. What’s more, they were mostly triple threats; not only did they act, they had to sing and dance well, too.

“I didn’t expect to be selected because the level of professionalism was really high,” Hilton said. Apparently he did better than he thought, because he landed the part of the father, one of the few roles that went to locals. So from the end of December through mid-February, he was up there with the rest of them, acting, singing, and dancing. And when he wasn’t on stage, he was moving sets with others in the cast. But unlike many of them, he wasn’t there to make money so much as for the satisfaction of it all. “I looked at the audition and the whole thing as a challenge.”

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