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Matanzas on the Bay’s Howl-O-Ween Wildlife Fundraiser raises $2,028 for CROW

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Matanzas on the Bay’s family-friendly, Halloween and animal-themed Howl-O-Ween Wildlife Fundraiser has raised $2,028 for the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW).

Held at Matanzas on the Bay’s waterfront setting along the back bay of Fort Myers Beach on Oct. 26, the Howl-O-Ween Wildlife Fundraiser featured an array of children’s activities including face painting, pumpkin painting, fun games and animal-themed arts and crafts. Throughout the day, guests enjoyed food, craft beer and live music by guitarist and singer Scotty Bryan, as well as interactive, educational sessions led by CROW’s wildlife experts with appearances from wildlife ambassadors Lola, the American kestrel, and GiGi, the Virginia opossum.

“CROW has been a longtime partner in caring for the beautiful wildlife that surround and often visit our waterfront restaurant,” said Tony Coppolino, general manager of Matanzas on the Bay. “CROW’s efforts play an important role for residents, visitors and local businesses like ours that enjoy and benefit from healthy native wildlife. We were glad to bring the community together to show our support for their meaningful work.”

Proceeds from the Howl-O-Ween Wildlife Fundraiser will help CROW continue to operate its teaching hospital to save the sick, injured and orphaned native and migratory wildlife of Southwest Florida and beyond. Through veterinary care, public education programs and its visitor center, CROW works to improve the health of the environment, humans and animals through wildlife medicine.

“CROW is very grateful for the support from the community and Matanzas on the Bay,” says CROW’s Executive Director Alison Charney Hussey. “They put on a wonderful event for a great cause, everyone had a fantastic time and we are so thankful for their support for CROW’s mission to keep our beloved wildlife healthy!”

Matanzas on the Bay hosting Howl-O-Ween Wildlife Fundraiser on Oct. 26 to benefit CROW

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Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach is partnering with the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) to host a family-friendly, Halloween and animal-themed fundraiser.

The CROW Howl-O-Ween Wildlife Fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Matanzas on the Bay, 416 Crescent St. on Fort Myers Beach. Free car parking and boat dockage is available for guests traveling by land or sea.

Children can have their faces painted by animal artists and participate in pumpkin painting, fun games and animal-themed arts and crafts activities. CROW’s wildlife experts will also lead interactive, educational sessions exploring Florida’s fascinating animal residents, highlighted by appearances from the clinic’s engaging and lovable wildlife ambassadors.

Live music by guitarist and singer Scotty Bryan can be enjoyed all day long. A $14 buffet will feature some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes, including ribs, bacon-wrapped shrimp, pizza, corn on the cob, potato salad and pineapple coleslaw. Craft beer from Fort Myers Brewing Company will also be available for purchase. Guests can participate in a selection of prize drawings and Matanzas on the Bay will also be collecting donations throughout the duration of the event.

Proceeds from the Howl-O-Ween Wildlife Fundraiser will help CROW continue to operate its teaching hospital to save the sick, injured and orphaned native and migratory wildlife of Southwest Florida and beyond. Through veterinary care, public education programs and its visitor center, CROW works to improve the health of the environment, humans and our animals through wildlife medicine.

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About Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW)

Established in 1968, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) is a teaching hospital saving the sick, injured and orphaned native and migratory wildlife of Southwest Florida and beyond.  Through state-of-the-art veterinary care, public education programs and an engaging visitor center, CROW works to improve the health of the environment, humans and our animals through wildlife medicine. For more information, or to plan your visit, go to www.crowclinic.org. If you find an animal that is in need of help, call 239-472-3644 ext. #222.

Matanzas on the Bay to host musicians, music fans for Island Hopper Songwriter Fest Sept. 27-29

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Drink, food specials on deck for festival weekend

Matanzas on the Bay is among eight sites on Fort Myers Beach hosting the final weekend of the 2019 Island Hopper Songwriter Fest, a multi-day music festival that features more than 80 singer-songwriters from around the country.

Music lovers can enjoy drink and food specials at Matanzas on the Bay throughout the weekend, with all Blue Chair Bay specialty drinks on special for $7 and buckets of Landshark for $15. With the purchase of a Blue Chair Bay drink, guests can also enjoy half-price appetizers, choosing among Matanzas on the Bay’s popular dishes including beef satay skewers, coconut shrimp, bacon-wrapped scallops and more.

Matanzas on the Bay has announced the following performance schedule for Island Hopper:

Friday, Sept. 27

  • 7 p.m.: Johnny Bulford, Heidi Raye
  • 8:15 p.m.: Hunter Smith, Ayla Lynn

 

Saturday, Sept. 28

  • 2:30 p.m.: Ashley Ray, Megan Linville
  • 4 p.m.: LaLa Deaton, Lena Stone
  • 6 p.m.: Rachele Lynae, Jordan Minton
  • 7:30 p.m.: Ava Suppelsa, Carly Tefft

 

Sunday, Sept. 29

  • 1:30 p.m.: Jared Mullins, Keefe Klug
  • 3 p.m.: Gabrielle Macafee, Cassidy Daniels

 

Island Hopper is a multi-city music festival that attracts thousands of music lovers to Southwest Florida. The event starts Sept. 20-22 on Captiva Island, then moves Sept. 23-26 to historic downtown Fort Myers before closing Sept. 27-29 on Fort Myers Beach.

Island Hopper Songwriter Fest is produced by the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau, iHeartMedia, Cat Country 107.1 and BMI, the largest music rights organization in the U.S. For more information, please visit IslandHopperFest.com and follow the festival hashtag #IslandHopperFest on social media.

Matanzas Craft Beer Fest on the Bay raises $3,500 for Operation Open Arms

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Event proceeds to benefit military outreach efforts, PTSD mental health care

Matanzas on the Bay’s first-ever craft beer event, “Matanzas Craft Beer Fest on the Bay,” has raised $3,500 for Operation Open Arms, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the care and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in military personnel.

Held at Matanzas on the Bay’s waterfront setting along the back bay of Fort Myers Beach, Matanzas Craft Beer Fest on the Bay featured a selection of craft beers poured by five local breweries including Bone Hook Brewing Company, Fort Myers Brewing Company, Momentum Brewhouse, Palm City Brewing and Point Ybel Brewing Company. Matanzas on the Bay served up a mouthwatering spread of tasty bites from its menu, and live music was enjoyed throughout the event with performances by Soulixer and Sheena Brook.

“Our first-ever Matanzas Craft Beer Fest on the Bay was a big hit, and we are thankful for all who came out for a great day in support of our local military,” said Tony Coppolino, general manager of Matanzas on the Bay. “Matanzas on the Bay is a longtime supporter of Operation Open Arms, and we’re honored to help this organization’s important efforts to positively impact the lives of the many men and women who have selflessly dedicated their lives to serving our country.”

Operation Open Arms is a 501(c)(3) charity and nationally acclaimed military outreach program that provides active, foreign duty U.S. service personnel every possible act of kindness through unique outreach services and PTSD mental health care within 30 days of returning home from deployment. For the past 13 years, Operation Open Arms has continued to make a difference in the lives of more than 3,900 U.S. troops returning from combat or foreign duty stations, totaling $16.3 million in direct tangible benefits.

For more information about Operation Open Arms and its efforts, visit www.OperationOpenArms.org.