The most beautiful things in life are not things. The most beautiful things in life are people, places and memories.

I believe life was meant for family, good friends and great adventures, so give thought to coming to New Bedford Day in Fort Myers, Florida on Tuesday, March 10. It's a get-together for people from the SouthCoast who want to socialize and mingle with old acquaintances.

A lot of times, we lose track of people we worked with or who have retired or moved. New Bedford Day is a causal agent in bringing together so many people in a relaxed outdoor venue.

Speaking recently with former Mayor Brian Lawler, who along with his wife Johan inaugurated the event in 2004, we were musing that local folks have to go to the Shell Factory in Fort Myers to have a celebration. By the way, while on the property, you'll want to visit the world's largest collection of seashells, fossils, and coral, plus the Shell Factory Gift Shop and Museum and Capt'n Fishbone's Restaurant.

Libations are plentiful throughout the stamping ground. The airfare is reasonable and the surrounding area is absolutely idyllic.

For our listeners back here on the SouthCoast, 1420 WBSM will broadcast live from the festivity between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Anywhere from 700 to 900 revelers show up under the blue skies and palm trees.

Hey, life's short, and just in case you haven't noticed, time is passing much faster. Let's meet at New Bedford Day.

Phil Paleologos is the host of The Phil Paleologos Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Contact him at and follow him on Twitter @PhilPaleologos. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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