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Here’s a tip: Servers depend on gratuties to survive

December 18, 2011

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By Jessica DeMattia jbdematt@eagle.fgcu.edu It’s been a quiet night at Southwest Florida restaurants. The server takes the check book from their last table of night, having been cut early to save on labor costs. A $5  tip on a $54 check is not something to write home about. After tipping out bus and bar staff, […]

Fun in the mud: Here’s the dirt on the RedNeck Yacht Club

December 15, 2011

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By: Chelsea Fischer Email: chelseanfisch@yahoo.com Come one come all mud lovers. Southwest Florida’s very own premiere mud park is quickly becoming the ultimate Disneyland for adults. A piece of land stretching over 800 acres, RedNeck Yacht Club (RYC) offers something for every off road vehicle junkie. Equipped with three mud holes, a mud track and […]

Taste of Coconut Point draws crowd

December 15, 2011

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By Jessica DeMattia jbdematt@eagle.fgcu.edu The Market Plaza at Gulf Coast Town Center was booming with people attending the Taste of Gulf Coast Town Center, held on a breezy Saturday afternoon. The event featured restaurants throughout the Town Center, including Pincher’s Crab Shack, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Amore Brick Oven Pizza, and many more. “It was nice […]

Breakfast war brewing in Bonita Springs

October 25, 2011

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By Jessica DeMattia jbdematt@eagle.fgcu.edu They might not be flinging pancakes at each other, but there is a breakfast war brewing along Old 41 Road in Bonita Springs. Two breakfast/lunch establishments, the Old 41 Restaurant and the Bernwood Grille, are competing for business. With the tourist season approaching, both restaurants are finding clever ways to keep people […]

Smooth Sailing: Transitioning from College to the Real World

September 28, 2011

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By Jessica DeMattia jbdematt@eagle.fgcu.edu            When Kyle Billheimer graduated from FGCU in May, he knew exactly where he wanted to work. Billheimer, who had interned for Fox4 News for his senior year, applied for a production assistant’s job at WINK. He also knew what he didn’t want to do, which was to work at his […]

Remembering 9/11: Baseball will once again unite the city

September 5, 2011

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By Jessica DeMattia jbdematt@eagle.fgcu.edu There’s nothing more American than baseball and apple pie. On September 21, 2001, ten days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, one home run helped begin the healing process for millions of New Yorkers. The New York Mets were playing the Atlanta Braves in the first baseball game in New York since the […]