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THE RIVER - FEBRUARY 12, 2016
Twins Celebrate Spring Training
With Open House And Health Fair
The Minnesota Twins will mark the opening of Spring Training 2016 with the
annual Spring Training Open House on Sunday, February 21 from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m., featuring HealthFest 2016: The Health Fair Of The Century.
Everyone is invited to meet the players and staff while learning about fun, creative
ways to stay healthy and safe. The open house, along with parking, is free and open
to the public.
The Twins will host a baseball clinic and have a bounce house for the children.
Twins players will be on hand to meet and greet with fans as catchers and pitchers
report for spring training. Fans can meet Kyle Gibson, Twins 2015 Pitcher of the
Year, and Glen Perkins, All-Star Closer.
Lee Memorial Health System will provide free health information and screenings for
all ages including a fun and interactive sports safety clinic where youngsters can learn
about hydration, avoiding overuse injuries and preventing concussions. Adults can par-
ticipate in sleep assessments, driving simulation and blood pressure screenings, along
with meeting doctors from Lee Physician Group, getting education materials on CPR
and first aid, early heart attack information, diabetes and weight management, asthma
and COPD information.
A huge inflatable heart and brain will be on display to show how these vital organs
are structured and function and how to keep them healthy. Attendees can also tour a
real ambulance, fire truck and medical transport helicopter.
The HealthFest is part of Lee Memorial Health System's celebration of providing
caring and healing to the people of Southwest Florida for 100 years.
Snacks and refreshments in the concession stand will be half price and will include
healthy options. Attendeed may register to win a stay at 'Tween Waters Inn on
Captiva, gift certificates and other prizes.
CenturyLink Sports Complex at Hammond Stadium is located at 14100 Six Mile
Cypress Parkway in south Fort Myers.
For more information, go to www.leememorial.org, or call 343-4801.
The Mega Brain will be on display when the Minnesota Twins will celebrate the opening of
Spring Training 2016 with the annual Spring Training Open House on February 21
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Steps to the Beach...
Local Student Selected
As National Youth Correspondent
Lauren Roellini, a student at Canterbury School, has been selected to represent
Fort Myers as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2016 Washington Journal-
ism and Media Conference at George Mason University.
Roellini joins a select group of students from all over the country for an intensive
study of journalism and media. Roellini was chosen based on academic accomplish-
ments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies.
National Youth Correspondents participate in hands-on, experiential learning
through decision-making simulations that challenge them to solve problems and
explore the creative, practical, and ethical tensions inherent in journalism and media.
The experiential portion of the program is complemented by speakers who are well-
known leaders in the media community. Presenters include prominent journalists,
CEOs of major media outlets, researchers and recent college graduates successfully
entering the field. Past speakers have included Hoda Kotb from NBC, Brian Lamb
from C-SPAN, Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Carol Guzy, and Sonya Ross from
the Associated Press.
With distinguished faculty, guest speakers, and direct access to elite DC practitio-
ners, the Washington Journalism and Media Conference offers aspiring journalists and
student leaders an unparalleled experience. The week-long program, held at George
Mason University's state-of-the-art campus, will encourage and inspire young leaders
from across the country who desire a unique experience focused on successful careers
in this dynamic industry.
The Washington Journalism and Media Conference will be held July 10 to 15.
FSW To Facilitate
In response to Governor Rick Scott's
drive to increase jobs in Florida, the
state of Florida has carved out $2 mil-
lion in grants to assist veterans.
Newly launched by the state on
January 1, 2016, Veterans Florida grants
will assist companies in hiring and provid-
ing training to veterans. Companies can
receive up to $8000 per veteran to cover
the training costs of new hires, with a
maximum of $200,000 total.
As a designated fiscal agent in
Southwest Florida, Florida SouthWestern
State College (FSW), via the Corporate
Training division of the School of
Business and Technology, will help
facilitate these grants throughout its ser-
vice area of Charlotte, Collier, Glades,
Hendry, and Lee counties.
"As an approved institution for veter-
ans education, FSW takes great interest
in any program or service that assists our
veterans," said Adrian Kerr, director, FSW
Corporate Training and Services. "We
look forward to providing this support to
both our veterans and our businesses in
the southwest Florida region."
For more information about Veterans
Florida grants, contact Kerr at 432-5233
Congratulations to Caleb Chap-
man of Fort Myers for making the
University of Akron's fall 2015
To be eligible, Chapman, majoring in
finance - financial planning, maintained
a grade point average of 3.500 - 3.999
and was enrolled in 12 or more credit
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