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Lifestyle Magazines are the premiere publications in Weston, Parkland, Coral Springs, Las Olas and Estate homes (covering West Davie, Southwest Ranches, Hawks Landing and Plantation Acres) and are often referred to as the “Ocean Drive’ or “Town and Country Magazine” for these cities. The magazines cater to the high end luxury product lines and services reaching an affluent audience and readers, who have the ability to buy most anything. The magazines are delivered by direct mail monthly to over 40,000 homes valued in the millions of dollars. They are also being distributed throughout the city at strategic locations, such as Town Centers, Country Clubs, Athletic Clubs and the Resorts & Spas, along with our advertising partners in the city.

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  • DECEMBER 2013 HOLIDAY BEST BETS | CHURCH LISTINGS | COMFORT DINING

    School of Thought

    Preserving Esteros History

    Pro-cityPoliticos:

    Ray Rodrigues & Heather Fitzenhagen

    holidaygift guide

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    DEPARTMENTS

    10 Best Bets

    PROFILE

    18 Heather FitzenhagenMeet District 78 Rep. Heather Dawes Fitzenhagen

    20 Ray RodriguesMeet Your State Representative Ray Rodrigues

    FEATURES

    14 Estero Church DirectoryTimes & dates for Christmas religious services

    24 Estero Historical SocietyStep Back in Time: Support the Schoolhouse

    28 Holiday Gift GuideUnique holiday gift ideas for that special person on your list

    DINING STYLE

    32 Teds Montana Grill At home on the rangecomfort food with an Old West twist

    HAPPENINGS

    38 Coconut Point Art Festival

    SCENE ON SITE

    40 Just Bee-Cause Gala and Dinner Dance

    42 Taste Of Coconut Point

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    PUBLISHER Gary Israel

    EDITOR-IN-CHIEF JP Faber

    ASSOCIATE EDITOR Danielle Tarrant

    ASSOCIATE EDITOR Ivette Figueroa

    ASSOCIATE EDITOR Richard Shellene

    CREATIVE

    CREATIVE DIRECTOR Melanie Geronemus Smit

    ART DIRECTOR Alexander Hernandez

    ART DIRECTOR Frank Papandrea

    GRAPHIC DESIGNER Alisha Riddle

    MARKETING

    EVENTS PLANNER Suzanne Holtermann

    WRITERS

    SENIOR WRITER Laura Cummings Gates

    PHOTOGRAPHERS

    Laura Cummings Gates

    Downtown Photo/Fort Lauderdale

    Dreamfocus Photography

    ADVERTISING SALES

    Gary Israel

    Jill Horowitz

    Rona Levenson

    Sally Nicholas

    Beth Tache

    LIFESTYLE PUBLICATIONS, LLC

    CHAIRMAN Gary Press

    PRESIDENT Jim Norton

    3511 W. Commercial Blvd., Suite 200Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 954.377.9470 | fax 954.377.9418

    www.lifestylemagazinegroup.com

    2013 Lifestyle Magazines are published by Lifestyle Media Group, all rights reserved. Lifestyle Magazine

    is a monthly advertising magazine. All contents are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced without written

    consent from the publisher. The advertiser is solely responsible for ad content and holds publisher

    harmless from any error.

    EsteroLifestyle

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  • 8 DECEMBER 2013 | ESTEROLIFESTYLEMAG.COM

    I can hardly believe we are already going into the nal month of 2013. I always look forward to turning the calendar each year. The promise of a new beginning and things improving each year is just plain exciting!

    For those of you who are new to the area, the holidays are a little bit different than you might be familiar with. In SW Florida the dress code is shorts and ip ops, palm trees are decorated like barber poles and the real fun comes in calling our friends and family up north to ask Hows the

    weather? while we are relaxing by the pool with a cool drink!!!

    One of my holiday favorites this time of year is the perennial Christmas Across the Lands produced by 20+ year veteran radio personality, Randy Sherwin on Sunny 106.3FM. This beautiful 12-hour collection of music and stories is syndicated around the world on more than 65 stations and also brings our troops, serving far and near, a bit of holiday cheer and memories, which serves to let them know they are not forgotten. Tune in Christmas Eve and Day and enjoy.

    This months cover story offers up some unique gift ideas from the three local malls here in our area. We hope you will nd that right gift for that special person!!

    We are also proud to

    present Esteros two State Representatives, the honorable Heather Fitzenhagen and Ray Rodrigues who are involved in drafting the local bill for Esteros voice on incorporation.

    We are happy to support the Annual Estero Historical Society tea/luncheon to be held in February 2014. Read how the proceeds will bene t our community.

    Also, at the suggestion of one of our faithful readers, we have compiled a listing of Religious Holiday Services at Esteros largest churches and our readers favorite Best Bets with an emphasis on Christmas/Holiday events!

    Imagine a restaurant that grows many of their own spices, herbs and vegetables in their own backyard garden surrounded by alfresco dining!!! Los Angeles? Paris? Rome? No, right here in Estero!! Read about this and all of the other surprises at Teds Montana Grill at Coconut Point. It is so much more than just good burgers!

    On behalf of my wife and me, our writer/photographer Laura Gates and the entire staff at Lifestyle Media Group, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Chanukah. We hope that each of you will nd a way to keep the spirit and meaning of the holidays in your hearts the whole year through. And please, have a very safe New Years celebration!!

    So until next year

    Enjoy the Lifestyle!!

    GaryGary Israel, Publisher

    Estero Lifestyle Magazine

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    HAPPY HOLIDAYS, ESTERO!!!

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  • 10 DECEMBER 2013 | ESTEROLIFESTYLEMAG.COM

    DEC 1-JAN 4 EDISON & FORD HOLIDAY NIGHTS (5:30-9 p.m.)

    Edison & Ford Winter Estates,

    Ft. Myers

    (239) 334-7419

    www.edisonfordwinterestates.org

    The 38th annual Edison & Ford Holiday Nights opens Thanksgiving weekend and is a must see holiday tradition in Southwest Florida. During the holidays, the homes and gardens of Thomas and Mina Edison and Henry and Clara Ford are seasonally decorated and visitors have the option of a self-guided tour or a guided tour with an Edison Ford site historian (6pm and 7pm). The gardens feature millions of colorful lights.

    DEC 1-25 BROADWAY PALM DINNER THEATRE: SWINGIN

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    Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre,

    1380 Colonial Blvd., Ft. Myers

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    Be entertained with beautiful singing, breathtaking dancing,

    gorgeous costumes and rib-tickling fun thats entertainment for the entire family. Youll hear classics such as Santa Claus is Comin to Town, Baby Its Cold Outside, Jingle Bell Rock, O Holy Night and more!

    DEC 1 FGCU BASKETBALL VS. IONAAlico Arena (2:05 p.m./ESPN3)

    www.fgcuathletics.com

    Cheer the Eagles on to victory against Northern Kentucky Dec. 30. The Lady Eagles play at home on Dec. 4, 20, 21 and 29.

    DEC 3 BONITA SPRINGS: HOLIDAY IN THE PARK

    Riverside Park, Bonita Springs

    www.cityofbonitasprings.org

    On Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 4:30-8:30 p.m., enjoy the sounds of the season and a free blizzard in the park, with a giant snow slide, snow pile, train rides and free cookies and cider. Artist cottages and the Historical Society will be open. Dont miss Santa and Mrs. Claus arrival by horse and carriage.

    DEC 7 TARAS JINGLE JOG 5KEstero Community Park,

    9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd.

    www.passion-foundation.org

    All proceeds bene t The Passion Foundation, a local non-pro t whose mission is to keep our children shaded and safe from the suns harmful rays while at school. This is an of cially timed cross-country race. Radio remotes, food, bounce houses, and even a visit from Santa himself. Plus, a Challenge Run with obstacles all around the course. Register on runsignup.com: $30; runners 12 and under are free. Prizes awarded for top nishers. Come dressed as your favorite holiday character or in festive holiday colors.

    FORT MYERS BEACH BOAT PARADEwww.fortmyers-sanibel.com

    Boats decked out in festive holiday array depart from Salty Sams Marina at 6:10 p.m. The 25th annual lighted oating parade proceeds beneath the high bridge and through the canals of Siesta Bay in a purely Fort Myers Beach tradition. The event is expected to feature 25 to 30 illuminated boats