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Scenes from the first Fashion Through the Decades held Oct. 12, 2013 at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Myers.Hosted by American Business Women's Association - Lehigh Acres, Denimianco Boutique and LaBraJay Beauty Services, the event featured a parade of fashions from the 1940s to the present
They came, they tasted, they voted. Over 300 paying customers, either chili lovers, fire department supporters, or both, showed up Saturday afternoon at the Esplanade for the “First Annual Jerry Adams Chili Cook-Off,” to benefit the Marco Island Fire-Rescue Foundation.
he Marco Island Newcomers Club held their annual Halloween party on Wednesday, Oct. 9. The club is for women and they meet for lunch and socializing at 11:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of every month at the Marco Island Yacht Club, 1400 N. Collier Blvd. For membership information contact Janet Dickens (239) 682-1010, or Jacky Childress (440) 539-4662. Online at marconewcomers.org.
Scenes from the third annual"Fashion for Her 2013" on Friday,Sept. 27, 2013 at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort,Naples. The evening featured Bolivian designer Rosita Hurtado's new fall collection "Stars of the Night."
It was a birthday party for a five-year-old, but the guests were doing more than a little drinking. CJ’s on the Bay celebrated five years on Marco Island on Sunday afternoon, with a party around the outside bar in the courtyard at their Esplanade location on Smokehouse Bay. Curt Koon, the “C” of CJ’s, gleefully poured a five-gallon bucket of ice into the dunk tank above which Nick Catudal sat poised, forgetting perhaps that he was scheduled for his own turn in the “cold seat” later on.
Marco Marriott’s Kurrents restaurant hosted a dinner Wednesday evening, pairing wines from New Zealand’s Villa Maria winery with five courses of gourmet dishes. Villa Maria’s winemaker Simon Fell flew in from Auckland as guest of honor, and shared his insights into the wines as the 60 or so diners sampled the fruits of his labor.
Scenes from The Crowne Plaza Hotel's Fall Beer Summit. The event
included a guided tour of Goose Island’s “vintage ales,” as well as a four-course menu prepared by Executive Chef Kevin Healey. Proceeds from the summit were donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County.
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There was a lot going on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. For starters, the regular “Second Tuesday” opening reception for the gallery’s exhibits bore the tantalizing title “Salon de Garage,” featuring a sale of artwork donated to the center, what outgoing Art Center executive Director Lynn Holley called “a garage sale for art connoisseurs.”
Scenes from the opening of “Journey of the Hispanic Artist in America” exhibit at Naples Depot Museum on Sept. 6, 2013. The exhibit consists of 14 paintings and three bronze abstract sculptures by seven local artists who came to Southwest Florida from Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru and is on display through Oct. 21, 2013.
The Daniels Pavilion at Artis--Naples has always been a music venue. But during Live & Local, the 200-plus seat theater transforms into a lounge with sofas, drinks and music
Scenes from the Hooters and Harley Davidson bikini contest on Aug. 24, 2013 in Naples.
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Scenes from Wine and Canvas at at Bice Ristorante on Fifth Avenue South in Naples on Tuesday Aug. 13, 2013.
See who walked the red carpet opening night for Center for the Arts Bonita Springs Performing Arts' "My Son Pinnochio Jr." at the Promenade Bonita Bay on Friday, August 6, 2013
Scenes during Dog's Nite Out at Coconut Point on Thursday August 1, 2013. Dog's Nite Out happens on the first Thursday of every month at Coconut Point.
On Monday, July 15, 2013, approximately 80 donors came by CJ’s on the Bay on Marco Island to raise money to help purchase the bulk foodstuffs that make up the meals provided by the Meals of Hope program. On Nov. 7, hundreds of volunteers will converge on Marco Island Charter Middle School to package nutritious, low-cost meals to feed the staggering number of families who, right in this area, do not have enough food to let them eat every day.
Diners at Cafe de Marco helped raised money for victims of Hurricane Sandy on June 19, 2013. Owner, and former New Jersey native, Sandy Franchino, helped organize and evening of games and raffles, included a New Jersey-themed wheel of fortune.