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Bonita Springs Holiday Events for the Week of December 8th

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From news-press.com

Are you in the holiday spirit? Are you gearing up for another fun-filled Christmas season? If so, you’re in luck – Bonita Springs and the surrounding area has tons of awesome events coming up that you’re sure to enjoy, starting this week!

Naples Christmas Parade

You have to travel a bit for this one, but it’s worth it. The Naples Christmas Parade takes place at night and features floats, costumes, bands, and more. It lasts from 6pm to 8pm tonight in downtown Naples (starting on Broad Avenue) and is absolutely free. If you have kids, this is a great place to take them to enjoy a festive holiday experience.

John Patti’s “A Calyp-soul Christmas”

Most of us love Christmas music. The familiar jingles and tunes lift up our spirits and bring back sweet nostalgia.

But sometimes, a little variety is nice. That’s exactly what you’ll discover if you go and see John Patti’s “A Calyp-soul Christmas”.

Musician John Patti takes traditional Christmas melodies and infuses them with a tropical island beat to create a thrilling sound. With his percussion and steel drums, he transforms your favorite Christmas sounds into something new and fresh.

Want to attend? The show will be hosted tonight, December 9th, at 8pm at the Center for Performing Arts in Bonita Springs. Tickets are just $30 for non-members ($35 at the door) and can be bought by calling 239-495-8989 or visiting http://artcenterbonita.org.

Flesher Family Holiday Light Show

This week also gives you the chance to treat your family to a special Bonita Springs tradition: the holiday light show presented by the Flesher family.

Each year, the Fleshers deck out their five-acre Bonita Springs farm with 4.5 million lights, including a lighted archway, miniature village, candy cane lane, and hundreds of decorations spread out over the property. They’ve been doing this for over 15 years, and this year’s show will surely be one of the best.

You can find the Flesher farm at 27865 Bonita Grande Drive in Bonita Springs. The show is open from 6pm to 9pm Sunday through Thursday, and 6pm to 10pm on Friday and Saturday. The cost is free, but they do accept donations on behalf of a local charity.


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Great December Events in Pelican Landing

As November draws to a close, it’s time to look ahead and see what special events we have coming up in Pelican Landing for the month of December.

Pelican Landing is one of the area’s best places to live in part because of all that goes on in the community on a regular basis. Every month has great events that residents can take advantage of, events filled with creativity, friendship, and just plain fun.

Here are a few great events scheduled for the month of December for the Pelican Landing community.

Lecture and Dessert with December Delights

One terrific chance to enjoy an evening of entertainment comes on Thursday, December 11th at 7pm. This evening features a guest lecture from Steven Valdespino, who has presented other enticing presentations at Pelican Landing. It will cover the sights and sounds of December holidays, including foods associated with Christmas, New Year’s, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, and Kwanzaa. You’ll enjoy traditional music, take in holiday imagery, be treated to a reading from a David Sedaris Christmas work, and even take in a funny review of the physics behind Santa Claus.

The cost is just $12 and includes the lecture, dessert, plus coffee. If you want to get into the holiday season, this event is a must! The deadline for registration is December 7th.

How to Host a Holiday Open House

What’s one of the best ways to enjoy the holiday season in December? Having friends and family over!

If you want to show off your home at its best and be a five-star host or hostess for your loved ones, then let Chef Lynn show you how! In this event, held on Wednesday, December 10th at 12pm, Chef Lynn will give you the tools you need for a fantastic open house, including menus and timetables. You’ll be able to taste a menu that includes spicy almond and pretzel snack mix, herbed turkey sliders with cranberry chutney, wild rice and butternut squash salad, and a crackly-top apple cake. You’ll even get to sip on a special holiday cocktail.

The event costs just $30 and is a wonderful opportunity to learn how to make your home truly accommodating for a special holiday event. The deadline is coming up quickly – December 2nd – so sign up today!


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Hitting the Links with The Colony Golf & Country Club in Bonita Springs

The Colony at Pelican Landing is home to the state’s most exquisite luxury living arrangements, with everything from sailing to fine dining available to its residents.

Perhaps none of the endless amenities offered at The Colony, however, stand out as much as the signature piece – luxury, championship-style golf at The Colony Golf & Country Club.

The Colony Golf & Country Club is an exclusive club complete with an 18-hole, par 72 championship-quality golf course designed by former US Open Champion Jerry Pate. The long, manicured fairways represent a challenging yet fun layout fit for anyone from beginners to avid golfers who seek a true challenge.

And if golf isn’t your fancy, the Club also includes lighted tennis courts, steam rooms at the spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, an outdoor pool, and all the other touches of luxury you come to expect from The Colony.

At the center of it all is the 28,000-sq. ft. Clubhouse. Built like a European castle, the clubhouse is your center for relaxation, entertainment, and fine dining. You can relax there after a round on the links, or take in a nice meal overlooking the course’s 18th fairway.

Becoming a member of The Colony Golf & Country Club is one of the many perks of becoming a resident member of The Colony, where you can find exquisite condos, coach home, and villas designed to please.

Contact Jill if you want to learn more about The Colony Golf & Country Club, or want to check out the pristine setting of The Colony at Pelican Landing and its amazing homes.


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Downtown Bonita Springs Improvements Are on the Way

Downtown Bonita Springs is the heart of the city, hosting a variety of events throughout the year ranging from movies in the park to concerts. This already beautiful area will get a nice update, increasing its ability to remain a center of this growing, thriving city.

Bonita Springs City Council voted unanimously (7-0) to approve a $13 million loan that will be used for making improvements to downtown Bonita Springs. The 15-year loan will be acquired from Bank of American and has a 2.96% interest with payments from February of 2015 to February 2029.

Three million dollars of the loan will be allocated to improve key roads and sidewalks, in addition to adding more on-street parking. Furthermore, some funding will also be used to improve drainage and acquire more land for government purposes.

This much-needed revitalization of downtown Bonita Springs is only one of the many things taking place in our community.

The Bonita Springs City Council is also considering adding a charter high school. A meeting will be set up with both the Florida Municipal Charter School Foundation and the Bonita Springs YMCA to discuss the possibility. The goal is for this charter school is to both offer high-quality education for students while also reflecting the population of the city.

Councilman Steve McIntosh wants to ensure that there is a partnership between any developed charter schools and the public schools to ensure success for everyone involved.

At the end of day, there are some great things happening in Bonita Springs that are fantastic for current homeowners as well as homebuyers.

If you are looking for a home in Bonita Springs – whether you are already a member of our great community and want to pick a new home or want to move to Southwest Florida – then contact Jill Kushner today!