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October 29, 2011
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

2010 Cooking for the Kids event benefits The Sunshine Kids

Prudential Florida Realty will present the 5th Annual Cooking for the Kids cocktail party and fund-raiser Saturday, Nov. 5, from 7-10 p.m., at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort Myers.

Top chefs from area restaurants will perform cooking demonstrations and prepare delectable treats for guests to enjoy throughout the evening. Fox4 News personality Patrick Nolan will be on hand to emcee the festivities. All proceeds benefit The Sunshine Kids, a national non-profit organization that helps children with cancer by providing emotional support, group activities and adventure trips for kids during their treatments.

Tickets are $45 each, or two for $75 and may be purchased securely online at, or by calling the Fort Myers office of Prudential Florida Realty at (239) 482-5700.

The 5th Annual Cooking for the Kids event, co-sponsored by Florida Weekly, will also feature silent and live auctions.

There are opportunities for local businesses to show their support and promote their business through donations of auction items or event sponsorship. Tax-deductible donations are also being accepted.

To learn more about how you can get involved, visit,, or call (239) 415-5323.

DeRupo named Realtor of the Month for September at Verandah

Robert DeRupo, a real estate agent with in Cape Coral, has been named Realtor of the Month for September at Verandah, the 1,456-acre master-planned community along a 1.75-mile stretch of the Orange River in Fort Myers.

With nearly 14 years of experience as a licensed real estate broker, DeRupo has received numerous corporate awards and top industry recognitions. A native of New York, DeRupo relocated to Cape Coral in 1998 where he focused on new home construction sales. Since then, DeRupo has been involved as a director for the Cape Coral Board of Realtors and chairman of the MLS committee.

Verandah offers villa homes and estate, custom and traditional single-family homes in a variety of neighborhoods, including homes available for immediate occupancy.

Home and homesite packages are priced from the $190,000s to more than $1 million, and pricing on the custom homesites now start in the $50,000s.

For more information, stop by Verandah's information center on SR 80 two miles east of I-75 Exit 141, visit or call 866-694-7199 toll-free.



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