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MOVERS & SHAKERS: WOMEN WHO MAKE CAPE CORAL WORK PLAN A GIRLS WEEKEND AWAY IN MATLACHA SWITCHING JOBS FOR SUN


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LIFESTYLE LETTER

MAY 2018 PUBLISHER

Pat Eberle | Pat.Eberle@LifsestylePubs.com EDITOR

Nicolette Martin | Nicolette.Martin@LifestylePubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Sarah Keech, Nicolette Martin CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

​To Strong Women.

Nicolette Martin, Andreas Pawlik, Gregory Wagner

THOUGH MAY IS TRADITIONALLY A TIME TO CELEBRATE MOTHERS, AT CAPE CORAL LIFESTYLE, WE WANT TO TAKE THIS CHANCE TO RECOGNIZE ALL OF THE STRONG LADIES IN OUR COMMUNITY. From activists, entrepreneurs and CEOs to artists, teachers and, yes, mothers, these women are changing our community’s landscape and influencing its future. In this month's feature article, you’ll meet some of ​them and learn about the impact they have.​ You may even catch a few of them around town!​ Since May also brings the start of spring and, often, warmer weather,  you’ll also find the perfect place to take a girl’s getaway to make the most out of bluer skies​. Round up the women who make life fun and hit the road. Our guide will help you plan the perfect trip and make sure you have fun—and plenty of things to do—while you're away.​ ​ ​We'll also bring you inside a ​local feminine space and share some favorite items

CORPORATE TEAM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER CHIEF SALES OFFICER CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DIRECTOR OF MARKETING ART DIRECTOR OPERATIONS DIRECTOR EDITORIAL MANAGER EDITORIAL AD MANAGER AD COORDINATORS

from a local duo. So, when we’re celebrating the mothers in our lives, we’ll also raise a glass to all

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of the strong ​and influential​women ​who have ​guided our journey to where we are today. Will you join us? Happy Mother’s Day and happy May, Cape Coral.

PUBLISHER SUPPORT EXECUTIVE ACCOUNTANT APPLICATION ARCHITECT WEB DEVELOPERS

Steven Schowengerdt Matthew Perry DeLand Shore Brad Broockerd Sara Minor Janeane Thompson Nicolette Martin Victoria Perry Lindsey Howard Chad Jensen Cyndi Harrington Alicia Huff Adella Wrisinger Jessica Soetaert Cyndi King Dana Rudolph Emily Stout Hailey Stepanek Melanie Carlisle Randa Makeen Michael O’Connell Annie Chan Harshith Potu

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ALABAMA | ARIZONA | CALIFORNIA | COLORADO | FLORIDA | GEORGIA | IDAHO

Pat Eberle , Publisher

CapeCoralLifestylePubs.com ON THE COVER The women who make Cape Coral work: Donna Germain, Therese Everly, Donna J. Caruso, Stacy Lomonaco and Gloria Tate.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE MAY 2018 FEATURES 12 Plan a Girls Weekend Away in Matlacha A Historic Fishing Village with an Eclectic Artist Community

20 Movers & Shakers: Women Who Make Cape Coral Work Celebrating Five Local Ladies Who Have Made Outstanding Contributions in Our Community

26 Switching Jobs for Sun Lenora Marshall Left Big Business

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Behind for a Beautiful Beach Life

34 Tracy and Taylor VanLandschoot They’re a Beautiful, Smart and Ambitious Mother-Daughter Duo— and Their Favorites Reflect Their Fun, Active Lifestyles

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Around Town

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Road Trip

16 DIY 26 Open House 31

Realty Report

32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Local’s Choice


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AROUND TOWN

AMAVIDA RESORT-STYLE LIVING COMMUNITY ANNOUNCES NEW WELCOME CENTER

beautiful Fort Myers. The center is located at 4085 Hancock Bridge Parkway, Unit 101, North Fort Myers, FL 33903.

Quadrum Global announced that Amavida, a

FAC provides center-based treatment based

new resort-style living community, has opened its

on the basic principles of applied behavior

welcome center and is now accepting deposits.

analysis and has a specific focus on early inten-

The welcome center is located at 7650 Gladiolus

sive behavioral intervention, verbal behavior

Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33908. The 32-acre develop-

(language) training and social skills training.

ment will provide alternatives through every phase

Specialty services include toilet training, food

of life and will offer independent living, assisted

acceptance program and extensive parent train-

living and memory care.

ing. FAC provides the highest-quality ABA ther-

The 488,265-square foot campus will provide

apy based on scientific best practices.

direct access to Lakes Park and will feature 460

FAC

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rental homes, including cottages, residences,

the University of Florida  that allows the most cut-

apartments and suites. Setting itself apart from

ting-edge, data-based ABA research to be imple-

the status quo in senior living, the community

mented immediately across all locations.

will offer a variety of services and amenities,

FAC is currently enrolling clients for the Fort

including concierge and valet services, on-site

Myers location, offering private tours and helping

wellness center, fitness center, art studio, cafe,

parents navigate through the tricky insurance

outdoor courtyards, swimming pools, spa and

approval process.

salon, a variety of restaurants, library, private theater, tennis and pickleball courts. "Challenging the notion of what it means to be 55 and older is our mission, and creating a new kind of independence is something we want to invoke and inspire," Colin Marshall, president of Quadrum

For more information about Florida Autism Center, visit FLAutism.com. Call 866.610.0580 for more information or to schedule a private tour.

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION OPEN WITH LEE COUNTY PARKS & RECREATION Registration is open for Lee County Parks

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& Recreation Summer Camp, which annually draws thousands of youngsters to programs,

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FLORIDA AUTISM CENTER EXPANDS TO FORT MYERS

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Florida Autism Center is proud to announce the

sible. Each year the allotted spaces at Wa-Ke Hatchee,

official opening of its 20th ABA therapy facility in

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AROUND TOWN

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Lakes Regional Park and Estero Recreation Center

It’s also a chance for fans to hear popular songs

fill up well before school ends. Camp registration is

they’ve heard on country radio performed by the

ongoing as long as space is available. Summer camp

actual songwriters.

runs eight weeks, from June 11 through August 3.

“Island Hopper brings people closer to the

If you plan to register for camp at one of the four

music, giving visitors the chance to see and

large recreation centers, you need to obtain a family

meet top songwriters in some of our destination’s

membership first.

most spectacular island settings,” Tamara Pigott,

All campers will receive a specially designed Lee County Parks & Recreation T-shirt. Campsites

executive director of the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau, says.

will participate in countywide initiatives, such as

The festival kicks off September 21-23 on Captiva

service learning projects, fitness and wellness pro-

Island, then moves September 24-27 to historic

grams, and National Park and Recreation Month.

downtown Fort Myers, and wraps up September

For for more information about Lee County Parks

28-30 on Fort Myers Beach. The exciting lineup

& Recreation locations, camps, amenities and other

of festival headliners and songwriters will be

special events, visit LeeGov.com, call 239.533.7275

announced later this year.

or email leeparks@leegov.com.

ISLAND HOPPER SONGWRITER FEST RETURNS IN SEPTEMBER The fifth annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest returns September 21-30 to fill The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel with music and fun at a number of

We are always accepting submissions for announce-

tropical venues.

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The festival will take place over 10 days on Southwest Florida’s most beautiful barrier islands.

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ROAD TRIP

PLAN A GIRLS WEEKEND AWAY IN MATLACHA

WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU BLEND A HISTORIC FISHING VILLAGE WITH AN ECLECTIC ARTIST COMMUNITY? A FUN, COLORFUL GETAWAY! ARTICLE SARAH KEECH | PHOTOGRAPHY GREGORY WAGNER

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MATLACHA IS THE TINY ISLAND VILLAGE WITH THE NAME EVEN SOME AREA RESIDENTS PROBABLY CAN’T PRONOUNCE. For the record, it’s “MAT-la-shay.” While Matlacha is a short drive from Cape Coral, once you’re there you’ll feel like you’ve stepped away from the hustle and bustle of Midpoint Bridge at rush hour and into an Old Florida paradise—with a side of colorful kitsch. Anglers might know Matlacha for the “Fishing-est Bridge in the World,” but others know the village for the vibrant artist community that has thrived since the 1990s. Some even refer to Matlacha as “Key West of the North.”

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to offer. Shops, restaurants, art galleries and accommodations

stunning views and a special closeness to nature. It’s located walk-

line narrow Pine Island Road through the village.

ing distance to the popular shopping and dining spots in Matlacha.

The restaurants take advantage of the fresh seafood. The bars have live music—and even livelier patrons. Activities run the gamut! From massages to guided kayaking and boat tours to shopping for fine art or fun souvenirs, there’s something for everyone. A getaway weekend in Matlacha might not even be enough time to explore it all!

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C.W. Fudge Factory in Matlacha

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Captain Jack’s Boat Tours Departure locations vary on Matlacha | 239.222.9886 | CaptainJackBoatTours.com Thrilling sights can be found in the waterways around Matlacha, including spotting dolphins and manatees. Captain Jack’s offers a variety of boat tours that include wildlife, scenery, historic sites and more. Seeing the area from the water is certainly memorable.

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SHOP!

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Great Licks Ice Cream

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Road,

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Known for her funky eyeglasses and eye-popping colorful artwork,

There’s often a line at this popular ice cream shop. There’s a good reason

Matlacha painter and gallery owner Leoma Lovegrove is also an in-

for the crowds—the ice cream is delicious! A scoop from Great Licks is

ternationally celebrated artist—she’s even been honored at the White

the perfect treat any day of the year in sunny Southwest Florida.

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DIY

Lifestyle Hack

DIY Duotone Statement Earrings SHAKE UP YOUR JEWELRY BOX WITH THESE HANDMADE GEOMETRIC EARRINGS— PERFECT FOR YOURSELF OR AS A GIFT FOR YOUR BEST LADIES ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY NICOLETTE MARTIN

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SUPPLIES + 2 half-circle stamping blanks + 2 large gold bars + 2 medium gold bars + 2 ear wires + Jump rings, assorted sizes + Embroidery thread + Metal punch + Bent nose forceps + Needle nose pliers

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DIRECTIONS 1. Make sure to have all of your materials

you’ll be creating holes with the metal punch

gathered before starting the project for

to connect each item with jump rings.

easy assembly. 4. Once you have your spots marked, care2. Take your half-circle stamping blanks, large

fully and precisely punch holes in your in-

gold bars and medium gold bars and arrange

dividual pieces. Once all of your holes are

them in the order you want your earrings to

punched, connect each piece with the de-

flow. You can see how we arranged ours, but

sired size of jump ring.

consider switching up the placement of each item for varying earring styles.

5. For an added touch, punch extra holes in the bottom piece and finish off with

3. Mark where each of the holes line up on

knotted embroidery thread for a bohemian

the individual pieces. These spots are where

tassel effect.

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PIECE BY PIECE Use both your bent nose forceps and needle nose pliers to secure each end of the jump ring. Gently twist the jump ring to open the gap, and place the jump ring through the holes in the pieces you are connecting. When securely through both pieces, gently twist the jump ring in the opposite direction to close the gap and secure the pieces.


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Movers + Shakers: women who make cape coral work

WE'RE CELEBRATING FIVE FANTASTIC LOCAL LADIES WHO HAVE EXCELLED IN THEIR CAREERS AND MAKE OUTSTANDING CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS IN OUR COMMUNITY ARTICLE SARAH KEECH PHOTOGRAPHY GREGORY WAGNER

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Donna J. Caruso OWNER, DJC INSURANCE & FINANCIAL SERVICES With 28 years of experience in business, Donna J. Caruso admits it hasn’t always been easy, but she never once considered quitting. Now she is passionate about helping families in the community financially prepare for the future. Donna has been a Rotarian for more than 25 years, and she also is involved with the Cape Coral Community Foundation, Valerie’s House and the PACE Center. HOMETOWN: South Plainfield, New Jersey YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: On and off for 45 years FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Ciao FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: The mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina PERSONAL ROLE MODEL: My mother 20

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L e a d e r PRESIDENT/CEO, CAPE CORAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Donna Germain has always had a passion for her hometown, so it was natural for her to start her career with the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce as membership relations manager in 2004. Since 2004, she has enjoyed working closely with members of the community and watching local businesses flourish. Her hard work paid off. Donna was honored to be selected president and CEO in 2015. Donna also loves movies, music and collect-

C o m m u n i t y

Donna Germain

HOMETOWN: Cape Coral FAVORITE BOOK: Gone with the Wind FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Key West PERSONAL ROLE MODEL: My parents CONTINUED >

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ing "Titanic" memorabilia.

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MOVERS & SHAKERS

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T h e H e a l t h C a r e A c t i v i s t

Therese Everly BOARD MEMBER, LEE COUNTY HEALTH SYSTEM AND REALTOR, ROSSMAN REALTY Therese Everly's passion for health care has been a lifelong pursuit—she started stocking first-aid kits in fourth grade. Now she’s been a health care professional and advocate for 28 years, and she is currently an elected member of the Lee County Health System board of directors. Therese is also a real estate professional—a career she started at 19. She enjoys spending time outdoors in Southwest Florida and traveling the world. HOMETOWN: Perth Amboy, New Jersey YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 32 FAVORITE BOOK: A Land Remembered FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Rome PERSONAL ROLE MODEL: Mother Teresa 22

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Working as a real estate professional since 1978, she has watched firsthand as the area has grown, and she is passionate about preserving Cape Coral’s history. Gloria believes the art of listening and sions is the key to success in her business. When Gloria isn’t busy working, she enjoys being with her family, including her four sisters and three grandchildren. HOMETOWN: Cape Coral (born Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania)

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empowering people to make their own deci-

E x p e r t

The population of Cape Coral was only 200 when Gloria Tate's family moved to town.

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REALTOR, RASO REALTY

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Gloria Tate

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Slates FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Cruising to anywhere PERSONAL ROLE MODEL: My sisters CONTINUED >

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Stacy Lomonaco VICE PRESIDENT/BRANCH MANAGER, REGIONS BANK Stacy Lomonaco prides herself on not being the stereotypical banker. She’s passionate about personally connecting with her clients, maintaining long-term relationships and guiding them to achieve their financial goals. Stacy is also an active volunteer. She serves on the boards of CRA for the city of Cape Coral and Babcock Neighborhood School. She’s dedicated more than 450 hours of her time over the past few years. HOMETOWN: Gas City/Marion, Indiana YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 20 FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Fogo de Chao FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: Anywhere the cruise takes me! PERSONAL ROLE MODEL: Oprah and Christin Collins 24

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OPEN HOUSE

SWITCHING JOBS FOR SUN

FROM INDUSTRIAL ENGINEER TO REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL IN PARADISE, LENORA MARSHALL LEFT BIG BUSINESS BEHIND FOR A BEAUTIFUL BEACH LIFE ARTICLE SARAH KEECH | PHOTOGRAPHY ANDREAS PAWLIK

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LENORA MARSHALL SPENT DECADES WORKING AS AN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEER IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY. She lived all over the country and even overseas. It was a terrific career, but Lenora knew something was missing. She found herself dreaming of living in a sunny beach town—so she moved to Cape Coral and became a Realtor. Now with 15 years of real estate experience in Southwest Florida, Lenora wouldn’t change a thing. She even calls Lee County a “water wonderland.” “I truly love living in this area, and I love showing it off to prospective buyers,” Lenora says. Lenora knows her female buyers are often looking for specific amenities, like security features, bright living spaces and pampering bathrooms. One of Lenora’s current listings is one she believes perfectly fits the needs of women looking to purchase in the Cape. The 1,932-squarefoot condo has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and is right on the Caloosahatchee, so it features stunning views of the river and Jaycee Park. CONTINUED >

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“THE LAST 15 YEARS IN REAL ESTATE HAVE BEEN SO REWARDING AS I’VE HELPED SO MANY FAMILIES ACHIEVE THEIR DREAMS.”

Lenora Marshall

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The huge kitchen is every cook’s dream, and the open living spaces were made for entertaining. The secure complex includes a heated pool, gated parking and a gym. For more information about this property, visit LenoraMarshall.com or contact Lenora at 239.898.0484.

4013 Palm Tree Blvd, Cape Coral

$159,000 Two bedroom, two bath, first floor furnished unit, with diagonal tile in all area with the exception of the bedrooms. There is also tile on the lanai!! This unit has cabinets extended into the dining area. The cabinets have glass doors and pull-out shelves. One of the only units in the complex with electric hurricane window protection. Appliances are covered under a warranty until 5/1/2019. There is covered parking with ownership in Banyan Trace. This lovely condo is offered furnished. The decorations and office area equipment belong to the tenant. This is a must see!!

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Over 10 years helping buyers and sellers in Southwest Florida “We live in WI and purchased a second home in Cape Coral. After putting in our home offer we didn’t walk thru the house again until closing. Pat took care of every detail of the transaction with professionalism and a heartfelt caring. It was completely seamless. Pat along with everyone in the agency are not just our realtors, but they have all become our friends. With the tornado in FL last year, Pat had checked on our home and called us that are home was fine before we even knew about the storm in WI. Pat and the team are AWESOME!” — Maribeth M.

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REALTY REPORT

REALTY REPORT CAPE CORAL

NEIGHBORHOOD

ORIGINAL PRICE

SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/ORIG

DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

Cape Royal

$1,095,000

$1,045,000

95%

37

4

3.5

Cape Royal

$449,900

$429,000

95%

1

3

3

Cape Royal

$409,500

$395,000

96%

46

3

2

NW Cape Coral

$1,300,000

$1,140,000

88%

33

3

2

NW Cape Coral

$669,900

$660,000

99%

6

3

3

NW Cape Coral

$429,000

$385,000

90%

1

3

2

Palaco Neighborhood

$879,000

$850,000

97%

11

3

2.5

Palaco Neighborhood

$384,900

$384,900

100%

2

3

2

Sandoval

$375,000

$369,900

99%

2

5

3

Sandoval

$345,000

$335,000

97%

2

3

2

Sandoval

$314,500

$300,000

95%

2

3

2

Savona Neighborhood

$829,875

$795,000

96%

60

3

3

Savona Neighborhood

$499,900

$484,900

97%

8

3

2

Savona Neighborhood

$449,000

$440,000

98%

4

2+Den

2

Savona Neighborhood

$429,000

$405,000

94%

11

2

2

SW Cape Coral

$899,900

$865,000

96%

100

4

3.5

SW Cape Coral

$849,000

$842,000

99%

18

4

3

SW Cape Coral

$779,900

$769,900

99%

29

3+Den

3

SW Cape Coral

$549,900

$515,000

94%

11

3

3

SW Cape Coral

$449,900

$445,000

99%

5

3

2

Yacht Club Area

$399,900

$375,000

94%

7

3

2

Yacht Club Area

$319,917

$308,000

96%

30

2

2

Yacht Club Area

$274,000

$264,000

96%

13

3

2

Yacht Club Area

$250,000

$255,501

102%

4

2

2

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LIFESTYLE CALENDAR ers Market has become known for its

includes a pilates mat class custom-

abundance of fresh, local produce

ized for all levels followed by tips

and Gulf-fresh seafood. Check out

and tricks on creating a beautiful

all the fantastic selections in the food

arrangement you will be able to take

Artstage Studio Theatre

truck court, hear live music and shop

home! $70. Eventbrite.com

Florida Rep is committed to nurturing

the wares of local craftsmen, artists

new plays and playwrights. The cho-

and antique dealers. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

sen plays and playwrights will enjoy an

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EIGHTH ANNUAL GOODWILL CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC

M AY

3 FIFTH ANNUAL PLAYLAB FESTIVAL

intensive weekend of workshops, discussion and development with a cast of professional actors and directors in a creative laboratory setting. Each play will have a reading and a talkback with Florida Rep audiences and staff. Through May 6. FloridaRep.org

5 CAPE CORAL SPRINT TRIATHLON

23RD ANNUAL TASTE OF THE BEACH 2018

Coral Oaks Golf Course

Join Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida Inc. for a morning of FUNd-

Old San Carlos Boulevard

raising! Your participation, donation

Restaurants will offer samples of their

and/or sponsorship will help Good-

signature dishes available for pur-

will provide much-needed programs

chase and compete for top Taste of the

and services to people with disabili-

Beach Award honors. Gates open at 11

ties or disadvantages in Southwest

a.m. Food will be served until it runs

Florida. $70 per player includes lunch.

Cape Coral Yacht Club

out or at 4 p.m. Admission is $5. Chil-

The four-person scramble format

This USA Triathlon sanctioned event

dren under 12 are free. Food tickets

event will feature a shotgun start at

features a 1/4-mile swim from the Yacht

will be $1 each, with a $5 average food

8:30 a.m. GoodwillSWFL.org

Club Beach, 11-mile bike ride and a 5K

serving price. FortMyersBeach.org

run through the beautiful, historic area of Southeast Cape Coral. Valid USAT license required. Race starts at 7 a.m. To register, go to Active.com.

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5 CAPE CORAL FARMERS MARKET

What's better than a mother/daugh-

We are always accepting submissions

ter private pilates class? Join Puh-

for events you'd like to see included

la-teez in Fort Myers for a unique

in our Calendar section. Submissions

Downtown Cape Coral - Club Square

and special floral arranging class

are accepted via the Contact Us tab at

May 5 and 12. The Cape Coral Farm-

to celebrate all moms. Event ticket

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