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January 6, 2017
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Java D'Oro Gourmet Coffee offered at The French Press

In honor of the new year, The French Press, Cape Harbour Marina's European-style bakery caf, has become the first coffee house or restaurant in Cape Coral to offer the organic selections of local roasters Java D'Oro Gourmet Coffee. It has introduced an expanded menu to accompany that brew, and will soon offer a new Sunday brunch.

In addition, The French Press is featuring a new open mic format starting Wednesdays, from 6:30-9:30 p.m..

The French Press serves single-origin 100 percent organic coffees by Java D'Oro, including the Sumatra Mandheling, Espresso Supremo and Mayan Swiss Water Decaf morning, afternoon or night.

Java D'Oro, a Cape Coral roaster that is Fair Trade and Rainforest Alliance certified, provides coffees that are roasted daily and go well with The French Press' crepes, which are all gluten-free.

Fresh, seasonal, quality ingredients will continue to play the starring role in The French Press' expanded menu of lunch items including paninis, soups, salads, quiche and sandwiches. Organic milk is used in the 24 flavors of gelato, which change depending on seasonally available fruits.

A wider selection of Norman Love Confections is also available.

Starting in mid-January, The French Press will be offering Sunday Brunch between 8 a.m. and noon.

Visit for upcoming events or call (239) 542-0212 for additional information about The French Press.

Spiro & Associates hires three brand architects

Jeffrey Abbott, Kaitlin Cangro and Jason Zulauf have joined Spiro & Associates Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations & Brand Architecture as a website developer, public relations specialist/copywriter and graphic designer, respectively.

Abbott develops and troubleshoots websites. Before joining Spiro, he worked for International Business Machines for 12 years, which included leading an international team to create the first internal 3-D business collaboration space.

Cangro, who writes about and "pitches" clients' news to the media as well as proofreads agency copy, was an account coordinator for a boutique public relations agency in Washington, D.C., a communications coordinator for a chamber of commerce in New York City and a line producer for a local television station.

Zulauf, who designs creative visuals for online and print marketing, spent nine years working as an art director for Moore & Scarry Advertising in Fort Myers. While there, he managed and coordinated design projects and was responsible for a team of 15 designers.

Spiro & Associates Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations & Brand Architecture has been serving local, regional and national clients for more than 28 years. The company serves clients in the fields of land development, construction, retail, real estate, law, business and residential services, the arts, government, healthcare and property management, among others.

Spiro & Associates is located at 2286 West First St., in downtown Fort Myers. Call 239-481-5511 or visit

Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers to sponsor movie nights

Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD, will sponsor family movie nights at the Alliance for the Arts for the 2017 season. This is the third consecutive year the dental practice has sponsored movie night. All funds collected go to support the children programming at the Alliance for the Arts.

Family movie night at the Alliance for the Arts begins Friday, Jan. 20, at 6:30 p.m., with a screening of "Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Road Chip."

The series continues Friday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m., with "Ice Age: Collision Course," and concludes on March 10 at 7:15 p.m., with "How to Train Your Dragon 2." Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, coolers, and blankets. There is a $5 suggested family donation for attendees.

The Alliance for the Arts supports artists and art organizations in our area as the state designated Local Arts Agency for Lee County. For more information on family movie night, visit

Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD, has provided pediatric dental care to children for the last 26 years. Areas of service include comprehensive dental exams, cleanings, composite fillings, dental hygiene education, extractions, fluoride treatments, sealants, sedation dentistry, space maintainers, x-rays and tooth nerve treatment.

Visit or (239) 482-2722.



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