Entries by Gail Dolan

Jennifer Nelson joins Uncommon Friends Foundation as Executive Director

FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 17, 2017) Jennifer I. Nelson has joined the Uncommon Friends Foundation today as its new executive director. She will oversee daily operations of the Uncommon Friends Foundation, the operation and maintenance of the Burroughs Home & Gardens, and oversight of the James Newton Archives. Nelson has been in senior management positions […]

Burroughs Home & Gardens Hosts Final Tea Party of the Season April 11

“The Victorian Fairy Painting Tea” will explore Victorians’ fascination with fairies FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 21, 2017) The historic Burroughs Home & Gardens will host its final tea party of the season on Tuesday, April 11 at 1:00 p.m. “The Victorian Fairy Painting Tea” is presented by local historical entertainer Laurie Nienhaus and will include […]

Burroughs Home & Gardens Offers Tours and Tea Parties

Expanded historical tour packages and tea parties add to the experience. FORT MYERS, Fla. (February 14, 2017) The historic Burroughs Home & Gardens located at 2505 First Street in downtown Fort Myers, Florida is scheduling tea parties and entertaining luncheon programs on Mona’s dancing porch. Two different entertainment program formats are available. Guests can choose […]

Historic Burroughs Home & Gardens Reaches 100 Weddings at its Waterfront Pavilion

Historic property offers wedding and event venue unique to Southwest Florida FORT MYERS, Fla. – January 24, 2017 – The Uncommon Friends Foundation proudly announces the Gale McBride Pavilion at the historic Burroughs Home & Gardens has reached the major milestone of hosting its 100th event at the facility. The 4,000 square foot riverfront venue […]

Tour and Tea

A New Twist on Tours at the Burroughs Home! For Immediate Release January 23, 2017 Fort Myers, Florida, January 27, 2017:  Groups of 10 or more wishing to tour the historic Burroughs Home can now add an adventurous tea experience, with the option of one of two programs! Presented by local author, speaker, and playwright […]

Teatime Tuesdays Return to Mona’s Dance Porch

Tea Adventurers & History Lovers Rejoice! For Immediate Release January 23, 2017 Fort Myers, Florida, January 27, 2017:  Teatime Tuesdays with local speaker and playwright, Laurie Nienhaus, start again on Tuesday, February 14 at the Burroughs Home. Beginning at 1:00 pm, For Dark Chocolate Lovers Only will find guests sampling six different single origin dark […]

Open House July 16 at historic Burroughs Home for “Locals Appreciation Day”

Year-round residents to enjoy special summer weekend tour. The historic Burroughs Home & Gardens located along the downtown riverfront at 2505 First Street in Fort Myers, Florida is holding a special “Locals Appreciation Day” open house on Saturday, July 16th beginning at noon for Southwest Florida residents. Recent renovations have the historic property looking better […]