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ABC-7’s Sedlacek to emcee 3 Wishes


FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 7, 2013) – Amy Sedlacek, ABC-7 morning anchor, will emcee 3 Wishes benefiting Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida and Make-A-Wish of Southern Florida.

The event, now in its second year, will take place Friday, Nov. 8 at Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in the River District of Fort Myers.

Sedlacek has a double major in print and broadcast journalism from Hastings College in Nebraska and has been in broadcasting for more than a decade. She is also chair of the Make-A-Wish of Southern Florida President’s Council for Lee County and an active wish granter for the past five years granting more than 20 wishes.

Norman Love Confections kickin’ it for Partners for Breast Cancer Care


FORT MYERS, Fla. (Oct. 2, 2013) – Mary and Norman Love and the pastry chefs at Norman Love Confections are kicking up their heels during October to benefit Partners for Breast Cancer Care.

In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the award-winning chocolatier has launched a monthlong fundraiser with proceeds from the sales of pink milk chocolate high-heel pumps in support of Partners for Breast Cancer Care.

Designed specifically for breast cancer awareness, the artisan chocolate shoes are available at the Fort Myers and Naples chocolate salons throughout the month of October.

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Win two tickets to 3 Wishes


Includes party with celebrity chefs and chocolate for a year

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept. 24, 2013) – While 3 Wishes event organizers recently announced that tickets are sold out for the event of the year, Mary and Norman Love are donating two seats to the Nov. 8 fundraiser that will benefit three local charities.

The $25 chance drawing includes much more than two tickets valued at $1,000 to the event. The prize package also includes a 15-piece box of Norman Love Confections monthly for a year ($725 value), plus an invitation to attend the exclusive (and priceless) VIP day-after reception with the visiting pastry chefs from the Food Network and Bravo at the home of Norman Love. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Florida and Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. Only 1,000 tickets are available (need not be present to win; see ticket for rules). Drawing will take place Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 at Norman Love Confections in Fort Myers. Cash or check only.

Norman Love keynote speaker at Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce


Norman Love, of Norman Love Confections, was the featured speaker at the Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce board of directors retreat in August at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa. Love shared his motivational and entrepreneurial message as well as the challenges and issues he faced growing his business on his way to achieving entrepreneurial success. The Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce promotes an environment where business can grow and prosper and enhance the quality of life of the Bonita Springs area. Norman Love Confections chocolate salons are located in Fort Myers and Naples; and Artisan Gelato by Norman Love, a Euro-chic gelateria, is located in Fort Myers. For more information, visit

Two Norman Love Confection chefs win national pastry competition


FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept. 12, 2013) – Pastry Chef Chocolatiers Maura Metheny and Dan Forgey, of Norman Love Confections, were named this year’s National Showpiece Champions, along with being awarded Best Chocolate Showpiece at the Pastry Live 2013 National Showpiece Championship in Atlanta.

Seven teams of two chefs competed for six hours, utilizing a unique trio of pedestal bases to construct showpieces based on the theme “The Art of Illusion.” Each team chose from either chocolate or sugar to create their innovation and talent while competing for the title of National Showpiece Champions.

Metheny and Forgey’s winning showpiece, titled The Hurwitz Hypnotist, a magician’s-themed chocolate 3-D sculpture inspired by the illusion sculptures of Jonty Hurwitz and the works of Harry Houdini.

“Maura and Dan worked hundreds of hours during the last six months perfecting their showpiece,” said Love. “We’re honored to have these innovative and talented chefs at Norman Love Confections!”

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