SHELL POINT PRESENTATION ON TURTLES, TORTOISES, AND TERRAPINS

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 31, 2012)

Story Photo Shell Point’s Academy of Lifelong Learning welcomes the public to learn about turtles, tortoises, and terrapins in a presentation by Kristie Anders, Education Director for Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation. This free presentation will take place at 1 pm on Friday, July 13 in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands in Shell Point Retirement Community. Space is very limited, so reservations are required to attend, please call (239) 489-8472 to reserve your seat.

What are the differences between turtles, tortoises, and terrapins? The most common of these reptiles living among us are the Gopher Tortoises, Kemp’s Ridley, and Loggerhead Sea Turtles. However, most people are unaware that the only known species to live in brackish water, the Diamondback Terrapin, is right in our backyard. Anders will share with attendees her experiences with sea turtles over the last 25 years, including stories and facts regarding these animals, which can literally be traced to the age of the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago.

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SHELL POINT ACADEMY OFFERS CLASS ON THE NATURE OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 29, 2012)

Story Photo Shell Point’s Academy of Lifelong Learning invites the public to attend a class presented by Charles Sobczak about the nature of Southwest Florida on July 11 at 9:00 am. This free presentation will take place in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands in Shell Point Retirement Community; however space is very limited, so reservations are required to attend. To reserve your spot please call (239) 489-8472.

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TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR SHELL POINT SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 21, 2012)

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Shell Point Retirement Community’s third annual Summer Music Series is slated to start on Friday, June 15 with the 3 Divas & The Dons at 7:30pm. This series will also welcome the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra in July; and the Crossroads Quartet in August, and tickets are available to the general public for all three concerts.

“Many residents live here year round, and we love being able to offer this concert series for everyone to enjoy. This will be our third year, and the feedback from the first two years has been amazing,” says Dawn Boren, Director of Resident Life.

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BIGGER IS BETTER! COMMUNITY THRIFT STORE EXPANDS INTO LARGER SPACE NEXT DOOR FOR SHOPPING!

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 18, 2012)

Story Photo Shell Point Retirement Community, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving seniors in Southwest Florida, opened a new venture in Southwest Florida last year, The Community Thrift Store. Due to the success and the support of the Lee County community, The Community Thrift Store is expanding; right next door! The newly expanded space is located in the same shopping center at 15501-2 Old McGregor Blvd, Ft Myers, next to Planet Fitness in the Iona area of South Ft Myers.

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SHELL POINT ACADEMY CLASSES ON THE HISTORY OF THE U.S. THROUGH 1815

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 17, 2012)

Story Photo The Academy of Life Long Learning at Shell Point invites southwest Florida residents to attend a series of Academy classes focused on The History of the United States Through 1815. This series will occur over a three week time period with classes from 10am until 11:30am in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands. Tickets are required to attend each session, and can be purchased for $10 each by calling (239) 489-8472. Classes will take place on Tuesday mornings, June 12, June 19, and June 26.

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