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PUBLISHER Gary Israel
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HAPPY
AUGUST,
ESTERO!!
As we head into the ‘Dog Days’
of summer, I hope you enjoyed the
many summertime suggestions
we made in our July issue. Most
are still available this month as we
begin to turn our attention to the
upcoming new school year.
In this back-to-school issue we
are showcasing the numerous
positive changes in the area’s
schools, from Pinewoods and
Three Oaks Elementary to Three
Oaks Middle School, Estero High
School and Florida Gulf Coast
University. The principals of the
four Lee County schools update us
on what’s new for their facilities,
faculty and curriculum.
We also provide you an
interesting insight into Estero
High School’s Top Athletes of 2013.
We are proud of the recognition
these fine athletes bring to our
community. In addition to their
athletic successes, they are
superb examples of the quality of
young men and women we have
living here in Estero.
For this month’s cover story our
thanks goes to President Wilson
Bradshaw for updating us on the
FGCU as it enters its seventeenth
year. I am sure that you will learn
some new and interesting facts
about our “hometown” university!
Some of the biggest FGCU
news is the new men’s basketball
head coach Joe Dooley. Enjoy the
coach’s insights as he prepares his
team for the upcoming season.
And what would back to school
be without the return of college
football? Learn about how, when
and where local fans of college
football gather to cheer their
teams to victory, along with links
to alumni associations and fans
clubs. We hope we have included
your favorite team. We have
provided a convenient listing of
the televised season openers. May
the best teams win!
One location that accommodates
sports fans is Miller’s Ale House
at Gulf Coast Town Center with
its 57 high-def TV screens. We
offer you examples of their most
popular foods.
All of this and some “best bets”
to round out your enjoyment of
the Estero “Lifestyle!”
Thanks also to all of our
tremendous advertising partners!
I’d like to recognize our most
recent, joining us this summer:
Massage Envy, Key Real Estate,
Concept 10 10 Fitness, Lennar,
and Estero Family Chiropractic.
Please show them and all of our
partners your appreciation for
making Estero Lifestyle Magazine
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suggestions and comments you
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t’s August in South Florida and many of us have found ourselves
in the surf, sun and sand this summer. However, the heat has many
summer vacationers longing for the cold crisp air of a picturesque winter
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resorts in Europe.
The Alps are location to the most world-renowned and well-recognized ski
destinations on the planet. For those looking for a French twist to their ski
vacation, Val d’Isère and Méribel are perfect for serious ski enthusiasts. While
France is a top ski destination, Austria is quickly growing in popularity thanks
to its often lower-priced dining options and legendary après ski scene. Lisa
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top ski destinations.
Italian ski resorts have also attracted fun-seeking travelers with their
relaxed and family-friendly atmosphere and delectable cuisine. Holidays on
Italy’s slopes are unforgettable and repeat bookings to top Italian ski resorts
like Sestriere, Courmayeur and Sauze d’Oulx bear testament to that fact.
If you’re looking for world class accommodations and après ski that’s
a cut above the rest, the Alps have it all. You’ll find luxurious hotels and
chalets in all great resorts, but the most posh resorts like Verbier, Courchevel
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MIRACLE BASEBALL
Hammond Stadium at the Lee
County Sports Complex
Various dates
The Fort Myers Miracle will play 12
home games in August as the season
winds down. The first will be Aug.
1 against Daytona at 7:05 p.m. The
Miracle will face Tampa, Charlotte,
Jupiter, Bradenton, St. Lucie, and Palm
Beach before closing out the season
against Bradenton at home on Sept. 1.
For tickets and a full game schedule,
visit www.miraclebaseball.com.
MONSTER X TOUR
Germain Arena
Friday-Saturday, Aug. 2-3
Monster Trucks are coming to
Estero as part of the Monster X Tour
featuring mud bogs, quad racing and
Team KID KJ. Featured performers
include Rock Star, Bigfoot, River Rat,
Captain USA, and Iron Outlaw. In
addition to monster trucks, fans will
be treated to high-flying, freestyle
motocross and demolition derbies. Pit
Party Passes are free with some ticket
packages. For tickets and information,
visit www.germainarena.com or www.
monsterxtour.com.
CINEMA UNDER THE
STARS AND TUESDAY
SPECIALS
Gulf Coast Town Center
Tuesday, Aug. 6
This will be the final “Cinema Under
the Stars” night at Gulf Coast Town
Center. “Escape from Planet Earth”
will play on the outdoor screen at
8:30 p.m, and many Town Center
restaurants offer Tuesday specials:
• Amore Pizza - All You Can Eat
slices for $6
• Aurelio’s Pizza - Half price pizza
from 5 p.m.-close
• Bar Louie - $1 burgers
• Blu Sushi - Extended Happy Hour
• Carrabba’s - Flight of 3 red or 3
white wines for $8
• Coldstone Creamery - $1 single
scoop
• Famous Dave’s - Feed two for $22
• Foster’s Grille - Kids eat free with
adult meal purchase
• Keys Bar & Grille - Happy Hour &
$5 burgers until 9 p.m.
• Miller’s Ale House - Kids eat free
• Moe’s Southwest Grill - Free kids
meal with adult meal purchase
after 3 p.m.
• Rita’s Ice - Seniors & students, 15
percent off
• Subway – Three footlongs for
$13.99
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ABSTRACTS & RAKU
Center for the Arts of Bonita
Springs
Friday, Aug. 2
“The Message is Abstract” exhibit
opens at the Center for the Arts
on Aug. 2, featuring abstracts and
nonrepresentational artworks from
regional artists. An opening reception
will be held from 6-8 p.m. Also at the
Center for the Arts in August, try
“Raku & You” on Aug. 13 from 5:30-
8:30 p.m. It’s an evening devoted to the
ancient process of Raku, a centuries-
old pottery glazing and firing process
that produces a lustrous finish. Learn
the history of Raku while glazing a pot,
then enjoy a picnic-style meal while
the outdoor kiln heats up. For more
information, call 239-495-8989, or visit
www.artcenterbonita.org.
QUIDAM FROM
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Germain Arena
Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 7-11
Cirque Du Soleil’s “Quidam” takes
the audience on a young girl’s escape
into a world of imagination. Young Zoe
is bored and ignored by her parents.
Seeking to fill the void, she slides
into the world of “Quidam,” where
she meets characters who encourage
her to free her soul. For tickets and
information, visit www.germainarena.
com or www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/
shows/quidam.
BUCKLER’S CRAFT
FAIR
Lee Civic Center, Fort Myers
Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 10-11
Handmade creations by local and
national artists and crafters will be
on display and for purchase at the
21-year-old Buckler’s Craft Fair. About
3,000 people are expected to attend
this crafting extravaganza featuring
decorative floral, homemade fudge
and treats, home décor, and more.
Admission is $6, with children 12 and
under free. For more information, visit
www.bucklercraftfair.com.
GREEK FASHION
SHOW & KARAOKE
Miromar Outlets, Estero
Wednesday and Friday,
Aug. 14 and 16
Miromar Outlets is hosting its first
Greek Fashion Show to welcome
FGCU students back to campus. The
show will feature the hottest back-
to-school trends and fashions from
Miromar retailers. It starts at 3 p.m.
by the Nike Fountain on Aug. 14.
Two days later, Miromar will bring out
the mic for a Karaoke Contest in the
Restaurant Piazza. The fun starts at 6
p.m. on Aug. 16. The outlet mall is also
treating moms to breakfast on Aug. 21.
Visit Playland from 10 a.m.-noon for a
voucher for a free Danish and coffee
from Le Macaron. Find more details
on all of Miromar’s events at www.
miromaroutlets.com.
BURT AND ME
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
Aug. 22-Oct. 5
The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
kicks off its 2013-14 show season with
“Burt and Me,” a romantic musical
comedy about high school sweethearts,
Joe and Lacey. They share a love
of basketball and the music of Burt
Bacharach. The performance features
classics such as “Do You Know the Way
to San Jose,” “Raindrops Keep Falling
on My Head,” and “I’ll Never Fall in
Love Again.” Other shows this season
are “Cats,” “Swingin’ Christmas,”
“South Pacific,” “Les Miserables,”
“The Music Man,” “Mid-Life: The Crisis
Musical,” and “Joseph and the Amazing
Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Tickets are
available online at www.broadwaypalm.
com or by calling 239-278-4422.
BACK-TO-SCHOOL
FASHION SHOW &
MORE
Coconut Point Mall, Estero
Saturday, Aug. 3
Coconut Point Mall will host a
Back-to-School Fashion event and
fashion show on Aug. 3 from 10 a.m.-2
p.m. under the tents by Florida Blue.
The event will focus on keeping kids
healthy throughout the school year,
from showing how to pack a healthy
lunch to vision screenings and staying
active. Dep. Angelo from the Lee
County Sheriff’s Department will
make an anti-bullying presentation,
and the fashion show will feature the
latest back-to-school looks for boys
and girls. The mall will also have its
monthly Dog’s Nite Out on Aug. 1 and
Arts on the Avenue Aug. 16. For more
information on Coconut Point events,
call 239-992-9966 or visit www.simon.
com/mall/coconut-point.
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G
reed can be good when it
comes to keeping Dunk
City on the map. That’s
the message from new
Florida Gulf Coast University men’s
basketball coach Joe Dooley.
“When you have success, one of two
things sets in: complacency or greed.
And I think greed is a good thing,
provided you want to get better,”
Dooley told members of the Tiger Bay
Club of Southwest Florida during one
of his first speaking appearances for
FGCU in June. “We want to be greedy
in a positive way, because we’ve tasted
success. Now it’s time to move on and
grow the program.”
Local fans are expecting big things
from Dooley, who was snatched away
from Kansas where he was assistant
coach for the last decade in one of
the most dominant college basketball
programs in the nation. The
Jayhawks have won their conference
championship for the last nine years,
captured the NCAA Tournament title
in 2008 and finished second in 2012.
“Kansas has been the winningest
organization in college basketball
during the last seven years, and
coach Dooley has been a big part of
that,” noted Tiger Bay Club President
Ronald Inge, as he introduced him
with the title “Mayor of Dunk City.”
Dooley said he welcomes the
climate change and the opportunity to
lead a young and successful program
with a growing national reputation.
“When you think about how far
we’ve come in such a short period
of time, how far can we go?” Dooley
asked. “We’re fired up and excited
about the opportunity.”
FGCU has added some big-name
competition to its schedule and may
see more television exposure this year
as the “hot new school” for basketball.
But Dooley says an NCAA tournament
appearance is never guaranteed. It
will take hard work and maturity.
“It’s not as easy to get to the Sweet
16 as some of these guys might think,”
he said. “We’re not going to take
things for granted. This is a new year
and a new challenge.”
Although coaching changes always
bring emotion, none of FGCU’s
players transferred. The Eagles have
four returning starters, including
Chase Fieler, Bernard Thompson,
and Brett Comer. Dooley and his staff
also have added two transfers: Marc-
Eddy Norelia from Tulane and Julian
DeBose from Rice University.
“We’ve added two nice pieces,
and I think that will really help our
program,” he said.
Dooley has kept the highly
successful coaching staff of Marty
Richter, Michael Fly and Joey
Cantens, plus made some additions to
accommodate the growing program.
“Those guys haven’t screwed
anything up yet,” he joked.
The coach plans to further FGCU’s
energetic and entertaining style of
play with emphasis on improving
rebounds.
“If we can’t stop them, we can’t
run,” Dooley said. “The first thing is
toughness, and that will come with
maturity.”
FGCU will kick off its season by
helping Nebraska open its new facility
in Lincoln. North Carolina State
and South Florida are also on the
schedule. Although expectations are
high for the 2013-14 season, Dooley
says the road to success is traveled
one game at a time.
He’s making no public predictions
on another Sweet 16 appearance.
“Nebraska’s our opening game, so
we’ll worry about Nebraska,” Dooley
said. “After that, we’ll worry about the
next team. I don’t want to get too far
ahead of myself.”
FGCU Men’s
Basketball:
Meet Head Coach
Joe Dooley
By Laura J. Cummings Gates
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W
hile football and basketball may draw the
largest crowds, it’s the Estero Girls Cross
Country team that outshines the rest
when it comes to dominating a sport, both
regionally and at the state level.
Coached by Estero High School Athletic Director Jeff
Sommer, these super runners captured the school’s third
straight state championship last season. That’s a lot
of bling on the dainty, manicured fingers of the senior
athletes, who now have three championship rings.
“It’s been a nice run,” says a proud Sommer, as the girls
presented him and EHS Principal George Clover with their
own super-sized rings, marking the three championships.
Sommer proudly wears his in place of his wedding band.
“I told my wife, ‘Women are easier to get than a state
championship,’” he jokes. “Winning three in a row is hard
to do.”
Not only did his girls go undefeated for the last three
years, no other team even came close to threatening their
third title. The Wildcats won by a whopping 96 points in
Tallahassee.
Sommer credits the team’s dominance to “training like
an animal” at 5 a.m. before school begins.
“That sets us apart from the other teams,” says the
coach, who preaches the Three D’s: Discipline, Desire
and Dedication.
Here we honor some of Estero High School’s Most
Outstanding Athletes of 2013 – and for those who are
returning, we look ahead.
Estero
High School:
Top Athletes
of 2013
A look back at last school year –
and a look ahead at this one
By Laura J. Cummings Gates
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KATY GLADIS SOLIS
cross country and track
Class of 2013
Standing just 4-feet-9-inches in
stature, Katy Gladis Solis has been
a mighty endurance runner for the
Wildcats. Not only did she make
it through high school on as little
as four hours of sleep at night, she
graduated at the top of her class with
a 4.64 GPA.
This fall, she’s heading to Ole
Miss on a full athletic scholarship,
and she’s studying to become a
pediatrician.
Season Highlights: Broke 18
seconds in a 5K at the state cross
country meet in 2012, finishing
in 17:58 for runner-up. Posted a
personal best of 10:55 in a two-mile
race at the Florida Relays 2013.
How do you mentally prepare
for meets?
At meets, we’re not the most
serious team. Our team is different.
We just like goofing off before the
race and not thinking about it.
What keeps you going during
tough times, on and of the
track?
I keep motivated by having a
positive mind and attitude. I have
always been short and people have
always said I couldn’t do anything
because of it, and that drives me to
do my best.
BETHANY JENKINS
cross country, senior
What keeps you motivated to
get up and run before dawn?
Looking at my rings and wanting
another, as well as the support of
my team. I’d love to make it a clean
sweep with a win my senior year.
Why do you love the sport?
Running clears my head, and it’s a
good way to stay in shape, so I can
eat. I’m a junk food junkie!
Why do you like being a
Wildcat?
I like the randomness that
happens in the locker room, plus
all the support and fun memories I
have now.
NICK NATARO
football tight end/wide receiver,
senior
Heading into his senior year,
Nick Nataro has already verbally
committed to the University of
Arizona, extending his identification
as a Wildcat. He plans to visit the
campus in July for the grand opening
of the university’s new stadium.
Following last year’s season, Estero
Football Coach Rich Dombroski left to
coach at Immokalee. During his stint
at Estero, Dombroski turned EHS’s
long-standing losing streak around,
taking the team to the playoffs last
fall. Golden Gate head coach Mark
Jackson is replacing Dombroski next
season, and players are hoping to
continue their newfound winning
record.
Season highlight: Making the
playoffs. “We were losing to Lehigh
in the fourth quarter. Jason Correll
went deep and scored in the last
minutes of the game, and the sideline
went crazy. We won the game to
make the playoffs.”
What do you think Coach
Jackson will bring to Estero
football?
He has a very fast-paced offense.
I like his philosophies. He likes to
throw the ball a lot.
What motivates you to give
your all on the field?
My motivation is my ultimate
goal of playing college football and
eventually in the NFL. I’m just trying
to be better this next season and help
the team out as much as possible.
MARGENS DESIRE
basketball point guard,
sophomore
Margens Desire came from a
basketball family, picking up the
game in second grade. Then tragedy
struck, forcing him away from
the court for two years. His older
brother, Eddie, suddenly collapsed
while playing basketball and died
at age 17. After that, his distraught
father forbade Margens to play.
“I prayed to God that my dad
would let me play basketball again,”
Margens recalls. “When he said, ‘Yes,’
I was so happy.”
Margens dedicated himself to
practicing eight hours a day, making
up for lost time. Now he is one of
Estero’s top players and is looking
forward to a better season, after
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a rebuilding year with a new head
coach, Lee Peters.
Peters was the first Boys
Basketball coach at Estero from
1987-2000, leading the Wildcats to
their only district title in 1998. He
hopes to restore Estero basketball to
a winning program.
How do you think the team will
improve next season?
We didn’t really have chemistry
this year, but next season, we have
guys who hang out with each other
and have more chemistry.
Favorite team memory?
When I shot a buzzer-beater in
summer camp. We were down by two
points, and I hit a three.
What keeps you at the top of
your game?
I practice every day because I want
to become better than anyone else.
KYLIE WATERS
softball catcher/shortstop
Class of 2013
Kylie Waters has been on the
Varsity Softball team for all four
years of high school, becoming
captain her sophomore year. As
she graduates, she’s headed to
Northwood University in West Palm
Beach, where she will be assured
plenty of playing time. Her future
plans include transferring to a
Division I school after two years and
studying Hospitality Management.
Season highlight?
Hitting an inside-the-park home
run against South Fort Myers – we
killed them. I was at-bat right before
I got hurt and was out for the rest of
the season. I drove it down the left
field line, it hit the fence, and I was
fast enough to get around. It was my
first home run.
Who are your role models in the
sport?
Jackie Traina and Amanda Josie.
They were seniors my freshman year,
when our team was the best. I played
against Jackie and hit off her, and I
caught for Josie. I’ve also been able
to play with some of my best friends.
Why do you love the sport?
I’m in love with the game. If I am
having a bad day, I go there and I
forget all about everything else that’s
going on. I’m gonna bust my butt no
matter what.
CAYLIN CASE &
CHRISTINA GLASE
volleyball, juniors
The Estero volleyball team
recorded a strong season, with
many of the top players returning as
seniors next year. They made it to
the district championship and lost a
heartbreaker against Lemon Bay.
“It was pretty upsetting when the
season ended,” says Christina Glase,
who will return as a senior. “It was so
close of a game, it was hard to move
on without the win. But I’m looking
forward to next season.”
Favorite team memory: A
team trip to play in Sarasota before
heading to Busch Gardens for some
fun and bonding. “We laughed so
much on the ride up there,” Case
says.
What keeps you going during
tough times?
Caylin: “I have my sister (Kendall)
on the team. She definitely shined
this year, and I’m so proud of her. She
is my best friend, and she is always
there for me.”
Christina: “My motivation comes
from my teammates and coaches and
from love of the game.”
RYAN KEEGAN
baseball shortstop, senior
Following the 2011-12 season,
Estero lost 10 graduating seniors.
Last season was a rebuilding time,
with a group of talented sophomores,
like Ryan Keegan, stepping up. The
team surprised by making a run to
the state championship game.
Coach Frank Turco led the
Wildcats to a 75-12 record in the
three years before his seniors left.
Now he has demonstrated his talent
for team rebuilding.
Estero faced Ponte Vedra during
the final week and lost. It wasn’t a
fairy tale ending for this Cinderella
story, but the Wildcats brought a
winning streak into the title game.
Favorite team memory?
We took a road trip to Orlando last
year and played two games against
teams that were really good and beat
both of them. The downtime in the
hotel gave us time to spend together
off the field.
What do you admire most
about Coach Turco?
Coach Turco definitely knows
what he’s talking about. He can relate
to every one of us in some way.
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Go Gators?
No Gators!
When it comes to college football,
Estero goes Midwestern
By Laura J. Cummings Gates
A
s we kick off college football season, alumni and fans will flock to
local sports bars for the big games. While Florida schools have a
following here, it’s the Midwestern schools of the Big Ten that really
draw a crowd.
The University of Iowa’s Paradise Iowa Club is one of the largest in the
region, with 320 members.
“Our tag line is: ‘From the cornfields of Iowa to the beaches of Florida,
it’s GREAT to be a Hawkeye!’” says club president Justin McBride. “We get
together for every football and basketball game. Our ‘clubhouse’ is RonDao’s
Pizzeria in Fort Myers. We have crowds up to 130-plus for some games.”
Six years ago, the Notre Dame Club of Southwest Florida adopted RonDao’s
as its official game watch location as well. On the rare occasion the two schools
play on the same night, Notre Dame takes one side and Iowa gets the other.
“We get the walls just vibrating,” boasts Notre Dame game watch coordinator
Dick Schweers.
For the Alabama game last season, Notre Dame packed more than 200 fans
into the large back room filled with TVs, including one giant screen. RonDao’s
owners Gina and Louie Rondao love hosting fan clubs and even opened early
for a Notre Dame game against Dublin that aired at 9 a.m.
The Notre Dame Club hosts a student sendoff party for local Notre Dame
students on Aug. 10 at a board member’s residence on Fort Myers Beach. The
first game of the season is Aug. 31 against Temple.
Southwest Florida
Big Ten Alliance
Council
University of Iowa/
PARADISE IOWA CLUB
www.iowaalum.com/paradise
Game watch location: RonDao’s Pizzeria and
Sports Bar, Fort Myers
Northwestern University/
NU CLUB OF NAPLES
www.alumni.northwestern.edu/node/499
Game watch location: Shoeless Joe’s Sports
Cafe, Fort Myers
Purdue University/ PURDUE CLUB
OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
www.purdueclubofswflorida.org
Game watch location: Lee Roy Selmon’s, Fort
Myers
University of Michigan/ U-M CLUB
OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
www.Umclubswfl.com
Game watch location: Tarpon Cove Yacht
and Racquet Club or Jack’s Bait Shack,
Naples
Michigan State/
MSU ALUMNI GROUP OF SWFL
www.michiganstateswfl.com
Game watch locations: Bokamper’s Sports
Bar, Naples
Penn State University/
PSAA-FORT MYERS CHAPTER
www.psualum.com/chapter/fortmyers
Game Watch Location: Bucketts, Fort Myers
Ohio State University/
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BUCKEYE CLUB
www.swflbuckeyes.com
Game Watch Location: Fade Away Sports Bar
& Grill, Fort Myers
Indiana University/ IU ALUMNI
CLUB-SWFL CHAPTER
www.alumni.indiana.edu/chapters/sw-
florida
Game Watch Locations: Nick & Stella Pizza
Perfecto (Ft. Myers); Bokamper’s Sports Bar
(Naples)
University of Illinois/ ILLINOIS
ALUMNI CLUB OF SWFL
www.greaternaplesillini.org
Game Watch Location: Bokamper’s Sports
Bar, Naples
University of Wisconsin/
WISCONSIN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
www.uwalumni.com
Game Watch Location: Bokamper’s Sports
Bar, Naples
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Ohio State also kicks off its season Aug. 31 with a televised game
against Buffalo. Members of the Southwest Florida Buckeye Club
will be gathered at Fade Away Sports Bar & Grill in Fort Myers to
cheer on their team.
“Our big fall events are our game watch parties for every Ohio
State football game,” says club president John Pilarski. “We also
have a big tailgate party before we beat Michigan every year!”
This fall, the Buckeyes face Michigan at home on Nov. 30. Be
assured, the U-M Club of Southwest Florida also will be gathering
to cheer on the Wolverines.
The U-M Club has more than 1,000 members in the region of
Collier, Lee and Hendry counties. For game watch parties, they
gather at Tarpon Cove Yacht and Racquet Club in Fort Myers and
Jack’s Bait Shack in Naples. The local club also organizes speakers,
a scholarship dinner and a theater night. During baseball season,
the Wolverines will travel south to Estero for a game against Florida
Gulf Coast University.
The Northwestern Club of Naples organizes one event in
Southwest Florida each month, including an annual tailgate party
with Head Football Coach Pat Fitzgerald in the spring.
All of the local Big Ten clubs also get together several times a year
through the Southwest Florida Big Ten Council (which has adopted
Notre Dame). The council organizes a Big Ten Night for Miracle
Baseball, an annual BBQ, participation in the Edison Festival of
Lights and a wine-tasting business mixer.
“We have partnered with FGCU in the past when Big Ten teams
come down to play here, and we also have partnered with the
Senior Friendship Centers to help deliver food to needy seniors in
the community,” says Iowa Club’s McBride, who also organizes the
Big Ten Council. “We encourage each Big Ten school to take one
month so we can have a full year of coverage.”
Local clubs include university alumni, as well folks who simply feel
a connection to the school. They’ll be gathering all over Southwest
Florida this fall for camaraderie, philanthropy and game-time fun.
University of Notre Dame/
NOTRE DAME CLUB OF SWFL
http://ndswfl.undclub.org
Game Watch Location: RonDao’s Pizzeria and
Sports Bar, Fort Myers
FLORIDA UNIVERSITIES
Florida State University/
SWFL SEMINOLE CLUB
www.swflseminoles.com
Game Watch Location: MacDaddy’s, Fort
Myers
University of Florida/
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA GATOR CLUB
www.swflorida.gatorclub.com
Game Watch Locations: The Edison (Fort
Myers)
University of Miami/ SOUTHWEST
FLORIDA ALUMNI CLUB
www.miamialumni.net
Game Watch Location: Stevie Tomato’s
Sports Page (Fort Myers)
SEASON OPENERS
(TV GAMES)
AUG 29
UNLV v. Minnesota - 7 p.m./BTN
Indiana State v. Indiana - 7 p.m./BTN
AUG 30
W. Mich v. Michigan St. - 8 p.m./BTN
AUG 31
Bufalo v. Ohio St. - 12 p.m./ESPN2
Syracuse v. Penn St. - 3 p.m./ABC or ESPN2
Temple v. Notre Dame - 3:30 p.m./NBC
SEPT 2
FSU v. Pittsburgh - 8 p.m./ESPN
SEPT 7
Florida v. Miami - 12 p.m./ESPN
Cincinnati v. Illinois - 12 p.m/ESPN2 or ESPNU
Syracuse v. Northwestern - 6 p.m./BTN
Notre Dame v. Michigan - 8 p.m./ESPN or ABC
SEPT 14
Iowa v. Iowa St. - 6 p.m./FS1
Notre Dame v. Purdue - 8 p.m./ESPN or ABC
Wisconsin v. Az St. - 10:30 p.m./ESPN or ESPN2
Full TV Schedule for College Football:
http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/2013-14-
college-football-tv-schedule-regular-season-and-
bowls/
New at
FGCU
Basketball made headlines last school
year. So what’s in store this year?
By Laura J. Cummings Gates
F
lorida Gulf Coast University will welcome about
14,200 students to campus this month as fall
classes resume at the growing university.
FGCU is heading into its 17th year, and
the university has logged much success in its short
history. While the formerly double-digit growth rate is
intentionally being slowed, student enrollment continues
to rise each year, with an even greater bump expected
in 2014 – spurred by the Eagles’ NCAA Men’s Basketball
Tournament success.
“Whatever gets them to our front door is good,” says
FGCU President Wilson Bradshaw. “When they come
here, they will find a very successful, comprehensive
university with great academic programs, great athletic
programs and student organizations.”
Along with a new men’s basketball coach – former
Kansas Assistant Coach Joe Dooley – FGCU students,
staff, and community members will see a few more
changes on campus this year.
A new pavilion on the Great Lawn in front of the
library will be dedicated next month in honor of military
veterans. The American flag, Florida flag, and POW/
MIA flag will fly proudly above the new gathering area at
Veterans Pavilion.
“It was student-proposed and student-funded,”
Bradshaw says of the $226,000 pavilion earmarked by
Student Government. “They have been unwavering in
their dedication to get this done.”
Veterans Pavilion is one of many examples of FGCU’s
focus on community. Students were also the driving
force behind the nationally recognized FGCU Food
Forest, a student-run community garden for learning,
as well as gleaning fresh produce. Additionally, students
support their new campus food pantry by collecting
nonperishables at athletic events.
“It provides a much needed source of food when they
run out of money and have transient needs,” Bradshaw
notes.
No new academic buildings are being built this year,
as the university’s chiller plant has reached its capacity.
Creative scheduling, including a high percentage of
online courses, allows the university to expand academic
offerings using its current space, Bradshaw says.
The university has increased the number of
baccalaureate degrees awarded in STEM (Science,
Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) by 232
percent over the last four years, outpacing every other
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DID YOU
KNOW?
» 2010 FGCU graduate Chris Sale
recently signed a 5-year, $32-million
contract with the Chicago White Sox
(worth up to $60 million with options).
He’s among seven FGCU student-
athletes who have been drafted into
Major League Baseball.
» Since FGCU’s opening in 1997,
students have contributed more
than 1 million hours of service
to community projects and
organizations, making it a nationally
recognized model.
» FGCU has five LEED-certified buildings
(with another pending certification).
One building, AB7, has met the
strictest requirements of the Green
Building Council to become Platinum
certified.
» 70 percent of FGCU students take at
least one online course each year,
making classes more accessible to
them while also easing the strain on
physical classroom space.
FGCU
by the
numbers
» Opened in 1997 with 2,584 students
» 2013-14 enrollment: 14,200
» Five academic colleges: Arts
and Sciences; Education; Health
Professions and Social Work;
Business; Engineering
» 82 degree programs
» 92 percent of students from Florida
» 1,144 full-time faculty and staf
(2012-13)
Source: Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida public university. It also leads the pack in online courses
and number of low-socioeconomic status students who earn a
bachelor’s degree.
This year, the university is adding 20 new offices, remodeling
Merwin Hall, and completing a pool for the South Village freshman
complex. Another 500-bed residence hall, Eagle Hall, is scheduled
to open in Fall 2014.
The university also
is welcoming increased
funding from the Florida
Legislature. Last year’s
$5.2 million budget cut has
been restored, with FGCU
receiving an additional
$6.5 million to enhance
student success. Those
funds will be used to offer
more career services and
enhance honors programs
and the Accelerated
Collegiate Experience
for high schoolers taking
courses at FGCU. The
university also has added
a transitional doctorate in
physical therapy.
Bradshaw says he is pleased
with FGCU’s growth, both
academically and on the
playing field. Last March, he
and his wife Jo Anna traveled to New York City’s famed Carnegie
Hall to hear FGCU musician Priscilla Navarro perform a solo
concert. The following day, they were in Georgia watching both the
FGCU men’s and women’s basketball teams win in the Atlantic Sun
semifinals.
The men took home the championship title the next day and went
on to make it to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Basketball Tournament.
“People recognize the institution now,” Bradshaw says, “and it’s
very gratifying.”
“People recognize
the institution
now,” Bradshaw
says, “and it’s very
gratifying.”
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WATCH & EAT
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University students, it’s also a popular place for family
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8041 Plaza Del Lago Drive
Estero, FL 33928
Located at Coconut Point
Welcome to Florida Blue.
Florida Blue is an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Dental, Life and Disability are offered by Florida Combined Life, an affiliate of
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida. These companies are Independent Licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. 76982-0413
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Mon. – Sat., 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
No appointments necessary.
1-877-FL-BLUE-0
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Food, Beer & Wine and Blue-Grass
Music prevailed during the ‘preview’
night for the weekend festival honoring
the 21 million dollar expansion on the
Conservancy. One of the highlights was
the screening of a new conservancy film
in the Eaton Conservation Hall.
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We provide all phases of general dentistry
including:
Cleanings Dentures
Root canal Periodontal therapy
Extractions Crowns and bridges
Fillings (White - composite - only) Nitrous oxide analgesia
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We also offer Cosmetic dentistry and Implant dentistry
Claudie I. Delgado-Feeney, D.M.D.
Owen F. Feeney, D.M.D.
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
FL License # DN-0014293
Tel (239) 948-4886
www.bonitaesterodental.com
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Back to Health!
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The Estero Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Luncheon
at the Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa June 19. The guest speaker
was Dr. H. Shelton Weeks, department chair of Economics &
Finance and a Lucas Professor of Real Estate at Florida Gulf Coast
University. The event kicked off with the National Anthem sung
by Estero Lifestyle Magazine Publisher Gary Israel, followed by a
proclamation from Lee County Commissioners Cecil Pendergrass
and Larry Kiker. The Chamber named Estero Fire Commissioner
Dick Schweers as Political Person of the Year and Lee County
Economic Development Director Jim Moore as Business Person
of the Year. Gene Montenieri was named the Chamber’s new CEO
and chairman of the board.
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10 physicians, 10 surgeons, 10 trauma nurses and specially-
designed equipment are available to serve you 24/7, year-
round. In your time of need, our trauma team is here for you
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