Photos by LIANE EDIXON

  • Paciugo Gelato & Caffè closed Oct. 7 in Coconut Point, but plans to open elsewhere in the area in 2012.
  • Brett Brown, 2009 president for NABOR, announces the winner for the 50/50 raffle at the Paws for Patriots event, hosted by NABOR, at Bokampers.
  • Debbie Zvibleman, NABOR community involvement chair, and Janice Vasquez, help with the raffle at the Paws for Patriots event, held at Bokampers Sports Bar & Grill, Wednesday, Aug. 3.
  • Brett Brown (right), the 2009 president for NABOR, announces raffle ticket winners at the Paws for Patriots event at Bokampers.
  • A buffet of chicken wings and other small bites were offered up at Bokampers Sports Bar & Grill during the Paws for Patriots fundraiser, Wednesday, Aug. 3.
  • The Naples Area Board of Realtors (NABOR) raised money for Paws for Patriots, at Bokampers, Wednesday, Aug. 3.
  • Rick Baranski, Brenda Baranski, and NABOR president Wes Kunkle (from left) FILE PHOTO
  • Doreen Vachon and Phyllis Mueller, with Downing-Frye Realty, spent Wednesday, Aug. 3 at the Paws for Patriots fundraiser at Bokampers.
  • Ysabel Tejada, part of the NABOR Leadership Class of 2011, Merri Ann Francisco, Old Naples Real Estate, and Mary Waller, part of the NABOR Leadership Class of 2011, enjoy the Paws for Patriots event at Bokampers, Wednesday, Aug. 3.
  • Kathy Zorn, a NABOR board of director, won the 50/50 raffle worth $224, and gave it all back to the cause, at the Paws for Patriots event to help disabled troops, Wednesday, Aug. 3.
  • Mary Waller and Don Snyder enjoy a night out at the Paws for Patriots event held at Bokampers Sports Bar & Grill, Wednesday, Aug. 3.
  • Jeff Jones, Debbie Jones, Patti Roberts and Bill Poteet help support the Paws for Patriots event at Bokampers, Wednesday, Aug. 3.
  • Doreen Vachon, Dennis Vachon, Mike Hughes and Ruth Hughes spend a night out helping support the Paws for Patriots event.
  • Cathy Kunkle, Pat Pitocchi and Coco Waldenmayer attend the Paws for Patriots fundraiser put on in part by the Naples Area Board of Realtors at Bokampers Sports Bar & Grill, Wednesday, Aug. 3.
  • Sisters Rose Scarisbrick and Janet Rossano, gave away pup-friendly goodies from their company, For Footed Friends, at the Paws for Patriots event, Wednesday, Aug. 3.
  • Valerie Childs and Robin Hayes snack on chicken wings at the Paws for Patriots fundraiser, Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Bokampers Sports Bar & Grill.
  • Bada Bing Cherry ice cream from Uncle Louie G Italian Ices and Ice Cream in Bonita Springs is just one of many New York inspired creations.
  • Maggie Adamczyk, 9-months, gets a taste of her dad's stracciatela gelato from Adelheidi's Organics in Naples.
  • Just one of many types of caramel apples at Abbott's Frozen Custard, this black and white Granny Smith starts with a layer of caramel, then dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate and sprinkled with chocolate chips.
  • hocolate was the flavor for these girls at Regina's Ice Cream on Fifth Avenue in Naples. L to R: Charlotte Rego, 8, Lucy Scheffer, 8, Madelyn Rego, 10, and Georgia Rego, 5.
  • Sisters Sydney and Ashlyn Beaudet enjoy gelato from Paciugo Gelato at Coconut Point in Estero.
  • Barbara Pope, of Naples and Fort Lauderdale, tries a chocolate gelato waffle cone for the first time at Cesibon in North Naples.
  • Parents Samantha and Steve Adamczyk give their daughter Maggie, 9-months, a little taste of their frozen organic gelato from Adelheidi's Organics in Naples.
  • Daniel Oetken, 21, tries a black raspberry flavored custard at Abbott's Frozen Custard, while his brother Tim Oetken, 26, opts for a green apple Italian Ice.
  • At Beebe's Ice Cream on Marco Island caters to the on-the-go tourists and seasonal residents with treats such as this hot caramel sundae.
  • At Sweet Annie's ice scream parlor on Marco Island, owner Gary Beebe created a Twinkie Split, with two Twinkie's split down the middle, two scoops of ice cream, whipped cream and a choice of two toppings.
  • Pistacchio gelato from Paciugo Gelato at Coconut Point in Estero.
  • Owner Barbara Lacher serves up Rainbow Italian Ice made with real Brooklyn water at Uncle Louie G Italian Ices in Bonita Springs.
  • Presley Roe, 5, takes a break from her ice cream sundae at Royal Scoop in Bonita Springs, and checks out what her older brother Parker Roe has.
  • For those who can't decide on a flavor, get the sampler (choose five flavors) at Naples Ice Cream Factory in North Naples (left), and a specialty cone man treat for the kids is only $1 on Wednesdays and Sundays.
  • A family enjoys a cool treat at Regina's Ice Cream in Naples.
  • Cancer patient Mimi Torbush, left, gives a hug to one of her volunteer drivers, Kay Dorrell, with the American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery program. The American Cancer Society established the program to help cancer patients get to their treatment appointments. Liane Edixon special to the Daily News
  • Volunteer driver Kay Dorrell, helps cancer patient Mimi Torbush, with her seat belt. Dorrell volunteers for the American Cancer Society, which established the Road to Recovery program to assist cancer patients with transportation to doctor's appointments. Liane Edixon special to the Daily News
  • Kay Dorrell, a Road to Recovery volunteer driver, helps cancer patient Mimi Torbush, into the car for a cancer treatment appointment. Dorrell has been driving patients several times a week for the last two years. Liane Edixon special to the Daily News
  • Kay Dorrell, left, a Road to Recovery driver, stands with cancer patient Mimi Torbush, both of Marco Island. The American Cancer Society established the program to help cancer patients get to their treatment appointments. Liane Edixon special to the Daily News
  • Wine enthusiasts gather at Tony's Off Third on Friday, July 29 for the 16th annual summer sippin' tasting.
  • Tony's Off Third 16th annual summer sippin' tasting took place, Friday, July 29.
  • Valerie Prieshoff sips a sauvignon blanc at Tony's Off Third, Friday, July 29.
  • Republic National area manager Jason Weston helps pour wine and explain to enthusiasts about summer wines, Friday, July 29 at Tony's Off Third.
  • Wine tasters get a sampling of summer wines at Tony's Off Third on Friday, July 29, for the 16th annual summer sippin' tasting.
  • David Bradach and Larry Thomas taste wine at Tony's Off Third.
  • Republic National wine rep Danielle Stalzer explains about the wine offerings at Tony's Off Third to wine tasters, Friday, July 29.
  • Terry Stone tastes wine at Tony's Off Third, Friday, July 29.
  • Lou Benardi pours wine for Len Nebehay during the 16th annual summer sippin' tasting, Friday, July 29, at Tony's Off Third.
  • Jaroslawa Szczerbaniuk, Sheila Mondo and Peggy Butler enjoy an evening out at Tony's Off Third, during the 16th annual summer sippin' tasting.
  • Wine pourers Lou Benardi and Amanda Mihalik give samples to wine enthusiasts at Tony's Off Third, Friday, July 29.
  • Sandy Cotter, Marla Ottenstein and Suzanne Leonard enjoy a sampling of wines at Tony's Off Third, Friday, July 29 during the 16th annual summer sippin' tasting.
  • Lana Barbuto and Michael Charters taste wine Friday, July 29, at Tony's Off Third.
  • A couple check out the massive selection of wines offered at Tony's Off Third, during the 16th annual summer sippin' tasting.
  • Sukie Honeycutt, owner of Tony's Off Third, mans the counter with manager Gia Marrone, at the 16th annual summer sippin' tasting, Friday, July 29.

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