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Lifestyle

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JULY 2013

PUBLISHER Gary

Israel

EDITOR IN CHIEF Michael

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How to Swing Summer Savings

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ASSOCIATE EDITOR Danielle

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Geronemus Smit ART DIRECTOR Alexander Hernandez MARKETING

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER Dawn

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DINING REVIEW 24

The Summer Savings Guide

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th of July CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY MIROMAR OUTLETS FIREWORKS July 3 – Kids activities begin at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks at dusk over the lake. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Coolers and personal fireworks not permitted.

MIRACLE BASEBALL FIREWORKS July 3 – Fireworks follow the Fort Myers Miracle home game against the Bradenton Marauders. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Tickets $7.50-$10.50.

ESTERO: DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE July 4 – The Estero Historical Society hosts its annual reading of the Declaration of Independence at 10 a.m. at the Historical Cottage in Estero Community Park. Participants take turns reading portions of the historic document.

BONITA SPRINGS: PARADE AND PARTY July 4 – Bonita Springs will host its 53rd annual 4th of July Parade along Old 41 starting at 9 a.m. Party in the Park starts at 4 p.m. in Riverside Park with food vendors, live entertainment,

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DOWNTOWN: FREEDOM FEST July 4 – Come out to the Historic River District in downtown Fort Myers for the 4th of July Freedom Fest from 6-10 p.m. Enjoy live music, food, and children’s activities. Bands will perform on several stages throughout downtown. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

4TH OF JULY AT EDISON FORD July 4 – The Edison & Ford Winter Estates celebrates with special tours, visits with the Edisons and Fords, river cruises on the Caloosahatchee, and an all-American barbecue lunch at the Royal Palm Yacht Club from 11 a.m.2 p.m. Cost: $45 (children $40). Info: edisonfordwinterestates.org

FORT MYERS BEACH: PARADE AND FIREWORKS July 4 – Festivities kick off with a 10 a.m. parade up Estero Boulevard. Restaurants and retailers host festivities throughout the day in Times Square. Fireworks from the Fort Myers Beach Fishing Pier 15 minutes after sunset.

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Pick a seat anywhere on the gulf-front for a spectacular view.

NAPLES: PARADE AND FIREWORKS July 4 – The City of Naples puts on a classic, all-American style parade and fireworks show from Naples Pier. The parade begins at 10 a.m. downtown at Broad Avenue South and continues along Third Street South and Fifth Avenue South. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Set up your chair or blanket on the beach to enjoy the half-hour display.

CAPE CORAL: RED WHITE AND BOOM July 4 – Beginning at 4 p.m., the Cape Coral Bridge shuts down for a street party with more than 25,000 attendees. Party includes four bands, kids carnival, and food vendors. At dusk, watch fireworks from land or boat.

CELEBRATION ON SANIBEL July 4 – Enjoy an old-fashioned hometown parade down Periwinkle Way starting at 9:30 a.m. Free gifts, candy, and cool-down water spraying from paraders. Community picnics with free food follow the parade at Bailey’s and Jerry’s Shopping Centers. The annual Road Rally scavenger hunt begins at noon. Fireworks go off from the Sanibel Causeway at nightfall.


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How to swing summer savings The weather isn’t ideal for golf, but the prices sure are By Laura J. Cummings Gates If you can stand the heat and the occasional downpour, summer is the best time for locals to hit the links. Most golf courses offer discounted rates, and many private clubs open to non-members who purchase special passes. Stoneybrook resident Pete Bartlett usually sticks to his home course during season, but he likes to play more high-end courses in the summertime. Through discount programs, he’s gained access to some of Southwest Florida’s top courses, including Tiburón, Olde Cypress, and Bonita Bay. “They are expensive,” Bartlett says, “and normally, if you don’t play with a member, you don’t get to play them.” Old Corkscrew, a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, is discounting summer membership. For $350, golfers get unlimited play through Oct. 15. They pay only a $25 cart fee each time they hit the course, says golf director Don Edwards, adding, “We have specials on our website every day.” Here’s a look at some other great golf deals in Southwest Florida:

Ultimate Golf Experience The Ace Group’s “Ultimate Golf Experience Book” offers discounted golf rounds at 30 of the

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best golf courses in Southwest Florida, including many private courses. In Estero, that elite list includes Grandezza, Miromar Lakes, Old Corkscrew, Pelican Sound, Copperleaf, West Bay Club, and Wildcat Run. At Miromar Lakes Golf Club, annual membership is $14,000 while an “afternoon-only” membership for the summer months (May-October) runs $3,000. With the Ace book, golfers can skip the membership fee and enjoy unlimited golf through the end of October for $45 a round. The Ultimate Golf Experience Book is available online at www. theacegroupclassic.com/ultimategolf-experience-boooks or by calling (239) 593-3900. Books are $48 or two for $67, with discounted golfing through October at most courses, with a few running year round.

Big Summer Golf The Big Summer Golf Card offers similar benefits, with discounts at 67 courses in a 15-county area. Lee County courses include Eagle Ridge, Coral Oaks, Copperhead, and Majestic Golf Club, where cardholders can


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oldcorkscrew.com Summer rates: $85 until 1:30 p.m., $50 twilight rate (includes cart) Raptor Bay Golf Club 4840 Coconut Road (239) 390-4600 raptorbaygolfclub.com Summer rate: $75 (includes cart and practice balls)

play for $22 instead of $50 during the late summer months. The card also includes Quail Run Golf Club in Naples. Golfers can play a round for just $25 on this private course through the end of October. The Big Summer Golf Card may be purchased for $60 at www. bigsummergolfcards.com.

Player Pass The Franklin Templeton Shootout Player Pass offers discounts at 14 championship courses: Tiburón, The Colony, The Dunes, Gateway, Hammock Bay, LaPlaya, Naples Grande, Pelican Marsh, Pelican’s Nest, Pelican Preserve, Raptor Bay, The Rookery, The Strand, and Wyndemere. A round of golf at Tiburón – designed by golf legend Greg Norman – runs just under $200 during peak season. Late-summer rates go down to $75 a round, but with the Player Pass, the cost plunges to $45. Player Pass discounts are good for four rounds of golf at each participating course. The Player Pass is available at the PGA Tour Superstore in Naples, online at www.FranklinTempletonShootout. com , or by calling 888-66-SHARK.

Stoneybrook Golf Club 21253 Stoneybrook Golf Blvd. (239) 948-3933 stoneybrookgolfestero.com Summer rates: $45 before noon, $35 noon-2 p.m., $30 2-5 p.m., $20 after 5 p.m. (inlcudes GPS cart) Villages of Country Creek 21131 Country Creek Drive (239) 947-3840 villagesatcountrycreek.org Summer rates: $24 before noon, $18 afternoon, 2 players for $28 after 2 p.m.

Spring Run Golf Club 9501 Spring Run Blvd. (239) 949-0707 springrun.com Summer rate: $45 (limited availability for nonmembers)

NAPLES Cedar Hammock 8660 Cedar Hammock Blvd. (239) 793-1134 cedarhammockgolf.com Summer rate: $45 Lely Resort: The Classics/ Flamingo Island/The Mustang 8004 Lely Resort Blvd. (239) 793-2600 lely-resort.net Summer rates: $49 before noon, $39 after noon Tiburón Golf Club The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort 2620 Tiburon Drive (239) 594-2040

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BONITA SPRINGS Bonita Fairways Country Club 9751 West Terry St. (239) 947-9100 bonitafairways.com

Valencia Golf & Country Club 1725 Double Eagle Trail (239) 352-0777 valenciagolfandcountryclub. com Summer rates: $35 before noon, $28 noon-2:30 pm, $24 after 2:30 p.m.

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ast summer, Dawn Balliet’s family went on vacation – just 20 minutes from home. She didn’t have to endure the incessant, “Are we there yet?” chorus from her three young girls, and she could easily sneak away for a couple hours if work demanded it. Plus, the off-season rates on Little Hickory Beach were terrific. “We get it for cheaper, and it’s like a little mini vacation,” says Balliet, who owns a local Home Watch company. “We have the best beaches in the country, so why not just stay here?” Many locals choose to “staycation” in Southwest Florida, enjoying a relaxing change of scenery while taking advantage of the smaller crowds and lower rental rates of summer. “The off-season rates are very appealing to vacationers who live in Florida and are looking to get away but still stay in paradise,” says local Realtor Kevin Yankow, who rented the summer retreat to Balliet. “Vacation spots like Sanibel and Captiva are a good place to visit while the traffic to and from is lighter,” he adds. Balliet said her girls – ages 8, 5, and 3 – love to simply play in the sand. She’s planning to rent another place on the beach this summer, whether it’s for a long weekend or a full week. “You don’t have to deal with the crowds on the beach in the summer time,” she says. “It’s so nice and relaxing.” The Balliets usually bring the family dogs and take them to nearby Dog Beach, so they get a chance to run free in the surf. Christine Goll and her family like to take their Chiweenie, Bella, to the dog park at Estero Community Park. “She’s just a puppy, so she needs to run her energy out,” Goll says. “We like letting her run free.” While Bella plays, the three Goll girls – ages 9, 11, and 13 – venture over to the beach volleyball area or the big hill in the park. While they’ve nearly outgrown playgrounds, the family enjoys outdoor recreation together. The Golls own kayaks and often launch onto the Estero River in the morning or evening to beat the heat. “It’s really peaceful going up and down the river,” Goll says. “People are real friendly along the riverbank. Sometimes you’ll see a manatee, birds, or jumping fish.” The downside of summer is the heat. Many local families look for indoor activities to have some fun without working up a sweat. Summer camps, Vacation Bible School, and library programs are the staples of summer for many Estero families with children. They also look forward to free or discounted movies offered at local venues. The Carofano family often heads to Gulf Coast Town Center on Tuesday nights for a free outdoor movie, along with $1 burgers from Bar Louie and $1 ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery. They usually catch a few $1 movies at Regal Cinema in Gulf Coast Town Center, as well. Her two daughters also enjoy free skating at Bamboozles once a week (sign up for the Skating Club). Aimee Skolmutch started the summer with a trip to the newly opened Zoomers Amusement Park with her daughter’s graduating fifth grade class. Her girls also like to jump around at Pump It Up and participate in special events through the Lee County Library System’s Summer Reading Program. “We try to do things indoors in summer,” Skolmutch says. An array of children’s activities and summer camps are offered at the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’MON), the Imaginarium Science Center and the Edison and Ford Winter Estates. The three malls in Estero also are offering a great lineup of summer fun including outdoor movies, a talent competition, and street-corner musicians. Here are some additional suggestions for summertime boredom busters:


GET WET If the heat makes your family want to cool down at the pool, try Sun-N-Fun Lagoon at North Collier Regional Park. Attractions include five water slides, a lazy river, an aquatic playground, tadpole pool, and a high-dive near the lap pool. www.napleswaterpark. com. The Skolmutch family likes to visit the Fort Myers Aquatic Center, where admission is just $3 for kids and $4 for adults. The center features a Junior Olympic sized competition pool and a zero-entry kiddie pool, as well as a 30-foot Slide Tower. www. cityftmyers.com/aquatics.

ENJOY THE THEATER Broadway Palm is featuring “Disney’s Sleeping Beauty” in the Children’s Theatre throughout the month of July. For $16, children and adults can catch the show and eat a kid-friendly lunch. The cast is available for autographs in the lobby following the performance.

GO GEOCACHING If your family hasn’t tried geocaching, summer offers the perfect opportunity. More than 50 caches are hidden near the CREW Marsh Trails and the CREW Cypress Dome Trails, and another 34 are hidden at the Bird Rookery Swamp Trails. Caches are filled with fun trinkets – if you can find them! Find GPS coordinates on www.geocaching.com and begin the hunt while enjoying a walk through the wetlands. The Golisano Children’s Museum also maintains some caches for curious kids. Visit www.cmon.org for descriptions and links to the coordinates. Geocaching.com also has coordinates to other caches around Lee and Collier counties and beyond.

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME The Fort Myers Miracle runs daily specials on food, beer and soda. Sundays are always Family Fun days. Get a Family Fun Pack for $25, which includes four tickets, four hotdogs, four soda vouchers, and a game program. Enjoy pre-game catch on the field and postgame sprints around the bases. Sunday home games this month are July 14 and July 28.

EXPERIENCE NATURE & EXPLORE HISTORY Peg Egan, the College of Life Foundation’s master naturalist, offers kayaking tours along the Estero River that include an archaeological site tour. Explore the ceremonial center of the Calusa Indians and stop to hike their trail, rising more than 30 feet above the waters of Estero Bay. Paddle with dolphin, manatee, osprey, cormorants, and Great Blue Heron as you trace the trail of Estero’s early settlers, from the Calusa to the Koreshans ($55, all equipment included). Reservations at (239) 992-2184.


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As a father of two preschoolers and another one on the way, Kevin Yankow doesn’t even attempt to dine out with his family during peak season. “You can easily be waiting 45 minutes to sit down,” says the owner of Key Real Estate. “Not every restaurant has a good plan to occupy a 3-year-old and a 5-year-old.” Summertime offers the Yankows an opportunity to get into their favorite restaurants – Marsala’s, Outback Steakhouse, and Carrabba’s – without a wait. They also venture to new restaurants during the summer. “Estero has so many dining options with the three large malls, you could probably eat at a different restaurant every day of the year,” Yankow says. While a few local eateries choose to close down for the summer, others capitalize on full-time residents’ appetite for good food without the wait. Summertime can be the perfect time for families and couples to grab a deal on a high-quality meal. Here are some of the best restaurant deals around Estero this summer…

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the dollars spent on food and beverage purchase at Bayfront Bistro or Bistro 41, to be used as a rebate toward your next meal at the sister restaurant. Must be used within seven days of initial dining date. Max rebate is $50. Summer lunch specials: $10.95, includes beverage. 41 special (4-6:30 p.m.): $41 dinner for two, which includes two salads, two entrees, two desserts, and $20 off a bottle of wine. Add an appetizer to the 41 Special for half price.

Big Hickory Grille 26107 Hickory Blvd., Bonita Springs

i Wednesdays: Fish Taco Fiesta, with $3 fish tacos. Order as many as you like.

i Thursdays: peel and eat shrimp, $9.99 for a halfpound; $17.99 for one pound.

i Fridays: all-you-can-eat fish fry, $12.99 for the flaky i

white basa fingers, $12.99 for grouper fingers. Sunday night: prime rib feast. Certified Angus prime rib with sides: 8 ounces for $22 or 12 ounces for $30. Add an 8-ounce lobster tail for $22.

Cirella’s 25265 Chamber of Commerce Dr., Bonita Springs (closed Sundays)

i Tuesday pasta night: Buy a large pasta, get a small pasta free, 4-6 p.m.

Stir Crazy Coconut Point Mall

i Happy hour 3-7 p.m.: $4 appetizers and half-price drinks.

Seasons 52 8930 Tamiami Trail North, Naples (reservations: 239-594-8852)

i Flights & flatbreads: Glass of select wine with your choice of signature flatbread for $15, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

i Wednesday pizza night: half-price pizza from 4-6 p.m.

i Thursday ladies night: half-price ladies entrees, $21 max, 4-6 p.m.

i Happy hour Monday-Friday: half-price domestic bottled beer, house wines, and well cocktails, 4-6 p.m.

Figs Grille 25987 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs i 40 percent off with coupon.

Sunshine Grille 8700 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers

i Weekday Power Lunches: All under $10 and served quick for dining in less than 45 minutes.

i Half price drinks daily from 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. i Estero Lifestyle Magazine WINE LOVERS DISCOUNT: Present the Sunshine Grille article (April issue or online at www.esterolifestylemag. com) and get 20 percent off a bottle of wine over $40 (with purchase of two dinner entrees).


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JULY 2013 MOVIES, MUSIC & MORE AT THE MALL GULF COAST TOWN CENTER: CINEMA UNDER THE STARS Cinema Under the Stars happens on Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. in the Market Plaza Courtyard (near the playground). Enjoy a $1 burger from Bar Louie (after 5 p.m.) and $1 kids ice cream in a cup from Coldstone Creamery as you watch a free outdoor movie. Bring your own lawn blanket, and insect repellent! July 2 - Hotel Transylvania July 9 - ParaNorman July 16 - Rise of the Guardians July 23 - Brave July 30 - Alpha and Omega August 6 - Escape From Planet Earth

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Email us at info@lifestylemagazinegroup.com July 9-10 Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax | Big Miracle July 16-17 Yogi Bear (PG) Journey 2: The Mysterious Island July 23-24 Racing Stripes (PG) Happy Feet Two (PG) July 30-31 African Cats | Chimpanzee

PRELIMINARIES

GULF COAST TOWN CENTER: SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

SEMIFINALS

Sing along and dance to your favorite rock, country, blues, jazz, and Motown songs. All concerts are free and held on Saturdays from 8-10 p.m. on the Market Plaza stage near Bar Louie and Blu Sushi. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Coolers are not permitted.

REGAL GULF COAST STADIUM 16: SUMMER MOVIE EXPRESS

July 6: The Chicago Mob (Blues/Motown) July 13: Livewire (Rock & Pop Hits) July 20: Gotta Luv It July 27: Kappo Kings (Classic Rock)

Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting at 10 a.m., and admission is only $1.

MIROMAR’S GOT TALENT

July 2-3 Coraline (PG) | ParaNorman (PG)

Think your kid has talent? Find out at the first-ever Miromar’s Got Talent competition this month!

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The top 20 participants from each age group will be asked back for semifinals. s  AND UNDER Wednesday, July 10, at 5:30 p.m. in MundoFox Playland s  TO  YEARS OLDS Thursday, July 11, at 5:30 p.m. in the Restaurant Piazza

The 20 preliminary winners from each age group will compete for a spot in the Finals. s  AND UNDER Wednesday, July 17, at 5:30 p.m. in MundoFox Playland sTOYEARSOLDS Thursday, July 18, at 5:30 p.m. in the Restaurant Piazza

FINALS The Top Six semi-finalists from each age group compete. First Prize: $500; Second Prize: $250; Third Prize: $100 sANDUNDER7EDNESDAY *ULY AT 5:30 p.m. in MundoFox Playland sTOYEARSOLDS4HURSDAY *ULY at 5:30 p.m. in the Restaurant Piazza


MIROMAR OUTLETS: MOMS DAY / KIDS DAY Mom’s Appreciation Day: July 17, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in Playland. Bring the kids to play and receive a voucher for a free Danish and coffee from Le Macaron. Kids Day: July 27, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in Playland. Kids from toddler to age 12 are invited to participate in fun activities near Playland. Kids will receive a free slice of pizza from Luna Pizza and a coupon for a free 3-ounce FroYo from Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt (while supplies last).

COCONUT POINT: ARTS ON THE AVENUE On July 19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., a new monthly event kicks off at Coconut Point. Arts on the Avenue features local artists creating beautiful artwork, and musicians on every street corner. From sculptors to painters to photographers, you can catch a glimpse of a variety of mediums. Musicians will be filling the mall streets with beautiful music. From country singers to acoustic guitar players, the melodies will be heard from all over Coconut Point.

HERE ARE SOME OTHER HAPPENINGS AROUND

Estero in July: ONGOING THRU AUG. 10 SHREK THE MUSICAL Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre (239) 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com

ONGOING THRU AUG. 10 FUNNY MONEY Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre (239) 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com

JULY 6 KIDGITS: WHEN I GROW UP Coconut Point Mall, Estero (239) 992-9966 or www.simon.com/mall/coconut-point

MIRACLE BASEBALL Hammond Stadium at the Lee County Sports Complex (239) 768-4210 www.miraclebaseball.com

JULY 1 FT. MYERS MIRACLE VS. ST. LOUIS

JULY 5 THRU SEPT. 28 BY JOVE, YOU’RE DEAD JULY 3, 5 FT. MYERS MIRACLE VS. BRADENTON

Seminole Gulf Railway (239) 275-8487 or www.semgulf.com

AROUND TOWN MANGO MANIA

JULY 11 DOG’S NITE OUT

JULY 13-14 - 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday Pay homage to the mango during MangoMania, Pine Island’s Tropical Fruit Fair. The two-day festival celebrates the mango and other native tropical fruits. Sample locally-grown fruits and mango dishes. Although the mango is the star, the festival also highlights other tropical fruits grown on the island: lychee, carambola, longan, papaya, and “chocolate pudding fruit.” MangoMania includes live music, kids activities, rides, a pie-eating contest, and a mango-tossing contest. Admission: $6, adults, free for children ages 9 and under. Info: (239) 283-4842 or http://www. floridascreativecoast.com.

Coconut Point Mall, Estero www.simon.com/mall/coconut-point

JULY 14 CAR CRUISE IN Miromar Outlets, Estero, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. www.miromaroutlets.com

JULY 19 PROFESSIONAL BULL FIGHTERS

JULY 9, 10, 11 FT. MYERS MIRACLE VS. JUPITER JULY 12, 13, 14, 15 FT. MYERS MIRACLE VS. LAKELAND JULY 25, 26, 27, 28 FT. MYERS MIRACLE VS. CLEARWATER

Germain Arena, Estero (239) 948-7825 or www.germainarena.com

JULY 25 ART WALK The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 5-7 p.m. (239) 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org

JULY 30, 31 FT. MYERS MIRACLE VS. DAYTONA

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The Sun Cup amateur golf tournament was held at various local golf courses April 19-May 3. The charitable tournament benefits The Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida and Barbara’s Friends, the Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. Participants played 72 holes of golf, culminating with leaders vying for the prized Sun Cup championship at Old Corkscrew Golf Course. After each day of golfing, participants relaxed at the “19th Hole” at Gulf Coast Town Center.

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“A thoughtful fusion of Lebanese, Turkish, Morroccan, French, Spanish Cuisine & a touch of Italy” Figs Grille is the latest creation in Sam Tadros’ impressive resume. Born, raised, and educated in ancient Cairo, Egypt. Sam arrived in New Jersey and began his intensive culinary training. His decade long tenure as Executive Chef paved the way for opening his success urged him to open the award winning Sam-Bucco Bistro. Now, as they say, third time’s the charm. Sam longed to “Go home again” and share the warmth, culture, and food of his beloved Mediterranean... Hence... Figs Grille.

Welcome 4:30-10:00 7 days a week Reservations Suggested

Bonita Springs | 239-390-1700 25987 S. Tamiami Trail, #109

FULL BAR Located in Bonita Commons next to Art, Etc.

“We treat our patients like our family.” We provide all phases of general dentistry including:

Claudie I. Delgado-Feeney, D.M.D. Owen F. Feeney, D.M.D.

Cleanings

Dentures

Root canal

Periodontal therapy

Extractions

Crowns and bridges

Fillings (White - composite - only)

Nitrous oxide analgesia

We also offer Cosmetic dentistry and Implant dentistry

Tel (239) 948-4886 www.bonitaesterodental.com FL License # DN-0014293

24940 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 202

Bonita Springs, FL 34134

Member, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Implant Dentistry and The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce


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The players, coaches and staff were all honored for their 2nd consecutive, undefeated A-Sun Season. There was a special tribute to graduating seniors Brittany Kennedy, Lerrin Cook and Joyce Iamstrong. Head Coach, Karl Smesko was honored as A-Sun Coach of the Year.

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