Newsletter August 28 - September 3, 20111
The BIG house: 32,000-square-foot home
The home, owned by Neil Whitesell, is poised to become Collier County’s largest home when it is finished. The Daily News reported last year that the successful corporate CEO was building the home there.
The largest completed home in Collier County now belongs to Sandra Gerry and is at 3400 Gordon Drive, according to the Collier County Property Appraiser’s Office. It is more than 30,000 square feet with 16,772 square feet of living space.
Labor Day Sidewalk Sale
Thursday, September 1st 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday September 2nd & 3rd from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Shop 'til you drop. Join us to take advantage of exceptional savings on top-quality merchandise from Village merchants.
Kicking off the three-day event at Village Nights is One Good Day on Thursday from 6-9 p.m. The four-piece band performs a wide variety of classic and alternative rock along with funk and dance.
Popular mother and daughter duo It Takes Two will energize the crowd with their diverse renditions of rock, country, jazz and more. On Friday, from 1-4 p.m., Amy Bright, an accomplished songstress performs smooth jazz to traditional jazz tunes. The Cloud Nine Duo with high-energy vocalist, Chloe, entertains with a hip mix of classic and contemporary hits.
The fun continues on Saturday from 1-4 p.m. with Juliette Pennington Trio singing R&B and dance hit classics. Or, sway to the cool island sounds of Keith Atkins who covers Bob Marley and others.
First Fridays Move to Thursdays Starting September 1st!
The Mercato introduces the Mercato Nights Music Series starting Thursday, September 1, 2011.
The music series replaces the monthly First Friday celebration and will take place on the first Thursday of every month from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
This Thursday, the Mercato is pleased to present the Wholetones, a modern bluegrass quartet whose fusion of bluegrass, folk and jazz creates their truly original sound.
The Wholetones have taken the stage with their banjo, standup bass and distinctive vocals at venues and music festivals throughout Florida, including the Riverhawk Music Festival in Brooksville, the famous Green Parrot in Key West and Naples’ own Jammin’ in the Hammock Bluegrass Festival.
Your Perfect Day Here?
Sanibel Island is the destination of choice for this Fort Myers resident, especially Tarpon Bay Beach and Bowman’s Beach. For some, a day at a luxury spa is pure perfect indulgence. Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, another beloved Southwest Florida spot. they would climb aboard a swamp buggy for a tour.
"We’ve got the best of all worlds," "We’ve got the beaches and the weather, we’ve got the cultural arts and we’ve got the dining. thing" A stroll on the beach and a swim in the Gulf of Mexico would follow, and may pause here and there to collect a few seashells..
You could start with soul-stirring sunshine and end with magical moonlight. Then, you could add sandy shores and a River of Grass. And no one’s even whispered a word yet about cultural pursuits, dining or shopping.. "I just think a lot of Florida days are perfect,"
Best Place to Get Your Feet WetThey say you fall in love with Florida when you get sand in your shoes. But once you’ve dipped your digits into the cool, clean waters at the Fakahatchee Strand State Park as part of their swamp walk and experienced this seldom-seen side of the Sunshine State, we think you’ll be asking, "What beach?"
Seaside Dining, One of the perks of living in Southwest Florida is that the area is a boater’s paradise.
Naples is know for its fine waterfront dining and its breath taking sunsets. We have compiled a list of all of Naples and surrounding areas restaurants that are located either on the Venetian Bay, Naples Bay or directly on the Gulf of Mexico in wonderful southwest Florida.
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Fort Myers The Beach gained a reputation as the World's Safest Beach because of no undertow and shallow water. People can walk the entire7-mile length of the island along its sandy shores.
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