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Veterans Day Ceremonies in Bonita

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Veterans Day Ceremonies in Bonita

Town of Bonita Springs and the Veterans Advisory Committee are inviting the general public to attend the annual Veterans Day Ceremony.

The ceremony will happen at 11 a.m., Nov. 11, in Riverside Park in Downtown Bonita Springs, 10450 Reynolds St., Bonita Springs.

The ceremony will feature guest speaker Louise Goetzelt, a retired chief warrant officer. The ceremony will even include traditional commemorations corresponding to the Aisle of Flags, Posting of the Colours, and musical tributes.

The Veterans Day ceremony was organized by the volunteers of the City of Bonita Springs Veterans Advisory Committee.

For questions on the ceremony, call 239-949-6262 or visit cityofbonitasprings.org/.

Reminder, Estero Vet’s Day

The Village of Estero is working with a wide range of community organizations to supply a free, patriotic, and entertaining Veterans Day event for residents from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, on the Estero Community Park.

This system will feature a patriotic concert, free hot dogs, an American classic and muscle automotive show, and a kids’ zone.

More on that in last week’s Now You Know at the-banner.com.

Arts Bonita salutes veterans

“I Walked With Heroes” a documentary by local filmmaker Andre Degas can be screened at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 6. Tickets are $8 on the Performing Arts Center, Moe Auditorium & Film Center, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs.

“Honoring Our Heroes Who Served,” featuring the South Florida Jazz Orchestra performing Big Band music of the best generation with a really special guest vocalist, Lisanne Lyons, a Veteran herself and a former member of the USA Air Force Band. It’s going to be 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11, on the Performing Arts Center, Hinman Auditorium, 10150 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs. Tickets are $42-49.

Arts Bonita resident artist highlight: Dr. Zachary Bartholomew

Arts Bonita recently announced the expansion of its residency program featuring world-renowned artist Dr. Zachary Bartholomew.

The residency program includes Dr. Zachary Bartholomew’s monthly concert series. Each curated and themed concert showcases a singular mix of talent featuring top-tier musicians from across the state and beyond.

Dr. Zachary Bartholomew

FGCU’s president touts vision for university’s future at Horizon Foundation reception

The Horizon Foundation, Horizon Council, and Lee County Economic Development Office, in partnership with Florida Gulf Coast University, recently hosted a reception for Lee County business and community leaders to welcome FGCU’s recent president, Aseygul Timur.

Kevin Karnes, Noelle Branning, Aseygul Timur, Azul and Brian Hammond.

Timur is the university’s fifth president and took over the role at the college on July 1 following the retirement of Mike Martin.

Nearly 300 people gathered on the Caloosa Sound Convention Center to listen to from Timur about her role and vision for the longer term of FGCU. She is now in her twenty fourth 12 months in higher education and has been at FGCU since 2019.

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