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October 19, 2018
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Gather to celebrate one-year anniversary with special rooftop party

Gather is going over the top - literally - to celebrate its first anniversary. Cape Coral's newest waterfront dining spot is teaming up with five local restaurants on Saturday, Nov. 3, to host the city's first-ever rooftop party.

Nice Guys Pizza, Pinchers Crab Shack, Marker 92 Waterfront Bar & Bistro, the Rollin' Raw Bar and Pink Taco will be dishing out their best cuisine together with Gather from 5-9:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of the Tarpon Point parking garage at 5971 Silver King Blvd.

Soapy Tuna, a Fort Myers-based band, will perform tunes from the '70s and today. Guests are encouraged to stay late and continue the festivities after 9:30 p.m. downstairs at Gather, which will host an afterparty.

Pre-sale tickets are available at the restaurant for $5. Tickets at the door will cost $10. VIP tickets cost $75 and include free food, drinks and access to a VIP lounge.

Visit and /gathercape to keep up with all the happenings.

Olive Garden's Orselli earns top honor

Tom Orselli, general manager of the Olive Garden in Cape Coral, has achieved Diamond Club status, the top honor at parent company Darden Restaurants. He was recognized this year for his commitment to delivering guest experiences at the highest level, while making a difference in the lives of guests and team members, as well as in his community.

This is the second time Orselli has received this recognition.

"Tom welcomes every guest and team member that comes through his restaurant doors like family," said Dan Kiernan, president of Olive Garden. "His passion for creating a vibrant, engaging team member culture make him an incredible asset to both the Cape Coral community and our Olive Garden family."

This year, Orselli joins an elite group of 44 General Managers selected from the more than 850 Olive Garden restaurants in North America, making this a truly exclusive honor.

Orselli attributes his professional success to his team members who "give 110 percent every day."

The Cape Coral Olive Garden is located at 1910 Pine Island Road, N.E.

Gulf Coast Village to open 'Faith and Fitness Trail'

Gulf Coast Village, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Cape Coral, is opening a new "Faith and Fitness Trail" to promote healthy living and spirituality among its senior residents.

The 0.6-mile shaded path winds through mature trees that envelop Gulf Coast Village's 36-acre residential campus. Along the trail, residents will have opportunities to appreciate the natural beauty while stopping at strategically positioned fitness stations to help residents build strength, flexibility, balance and endurance.

At the grand opening today, Oct. 19, several speakers from Gulf Coast Village will offer comments, and following a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Gulf Coast Village staff will lead residents on a guided walk to explain the equipment and offer demonstrations.

Gulf Coast Village is at 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral. For additional information about the facility, call 239- 772-1333 or visit

Pushing the Envelope's 8th Annual CAN IT! campaign under way

Pushing the Envelope Inc. has launched its 8th Annual CAN IT! Campaign food drive. The Fort Myers-based marketing communication firm has teamed up with Community Cooperative once again to help relieve hunger in Southwest Florida.

With the holiday season right around the corner, PTE's goal is to collect 2,000 food items to help feed local families in need this Thanksgiving.

Donations for the CAN IT! Campaign, including canned food and other non-perishable food items, are being accepted through Thursday, Nov. 15, at these participating locations in Cape Coral:

Around the Clock Fitness 1140 Ceitus Terrance, Suite #8

Lee County Elections Offices 1039 S.E. 9th Ave.

Rusty's Raw Bar & Grill 4631 S.E. 10th Place

Vogue Hair and Nail Salon 1219 Cape Coral Parkway, E.

CCI's wish list includes items such as peanut butter and jelly, Hamburger Help-er, canned tuna, chicken, ham and roast beef, tuna helper, chicken helper, macaroni and cheese, pasta and pasta sauce, etc.

A complete list of food items is available, along with a complete list of local donation sites, online at or at

PTE is always accepting local businesses to serve as drop-off locations for the food drive, too!

To get involved as a drop-off location or to donate, contact 239-221-2858 or email Hannah@



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