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Ana Brett and Ravi Singhs yoga instruction has attracted an attention-grabbing list of clients that includes Olympic athletes and show business A-listers such as Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and members of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, among others. The duo brings their expertise in the discipline that melds the physical with the metaphysical to Bija Yoga in Naples for classes in tantric numerology and Kundalini yoga on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 4-5. Based in L.A., Ms. Brett and Mr. Singh travel the world, teaching classes, conducting workshops and imparting their shared knowledge at retreats and conferences. They have created 23 yoga DVDs, trained more than 300 practicing kundalini yoga teachers and are writing a book on the discipline. Kundalini is a form of yoga that combines breathing techniques, movement, stretching, meditation and chanting in Yoga instructors to the stars headed here for classesBY DON MANLEYFlorida Weekly Correspondent looking to the future locals share their hopes and fears l l o o o k i n g t o th e f f f u t t u u r r r e THERES ELEGANCE IN THE OLD QUESTIONS, NOT TO mention a potent relevance, which is why we keep asking them: Is there truth? What is love? Why do we exist? Who makes the best coffee? Those are not the only old questions, however, and theyre not the ones we asked here. Instead, we asked a small cluster of capable professionals from distinct walks of life politics, business, the arts, food, the world of healthcare, real estate the three most classic questions about the shimmering and (we hope) lustrous approach of a brand-spanking-New Year. First, what are your hopes for 2014? Second, what are your fears or anxieties? And finally, of course, the Cadillac of New Years questions, as they used to say: What are your plans or resolutions for 2014? Turn to page A8-9 to read what they told Florida Weekly correspondent Robin DeMattia. >> A8-9 INSIDE Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. NEWS OF THE WEIRD A12 TRAFFIC WATCH A19 HEALTHY LIVING A22 CLUB NOTES A24-25 PETS OF THE WEEK A26 HOUSE HUNTING B9, 24 OPEN HOUSE MAP B26 PUZZLES C10 BOOK REVIEW C12 ANTIQUES C14 CELEBRITY EXTRA C17 CUISINE C23 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. VI, No. 11 FREE WEEK OF DECEMBER 26, 2013-JANUARY 1, 2014 SEE YOGA, A16 Ana Brett COURTESY PHOTO Must be at least 50The Diva reflects on how men of a certain age are just, well, better. A27 Back to the abbeyWGCU-TV hosts high tea for Downton Abbey fans, and more fun around town. C18-21 Escape scenesGet away from holiday stress with a trip to the movies. C1 The Hertz effectAnd the years other big business stories. B1

PAGE 2 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 26, 2013-JANUARY 1, 2014 8 Dangers of Foot/Ankle Deformities DR. LAM ** FACFAS, DABLES, DABPS DR. FAHIM DPM AACFAS DR. TIMM FACFAS, DABLES, DABPS DR. ADARVE DPM Now accepting new patients: North, Central and East Naples:(239) 430-3668www.NaplesPodiatrist.com1) Flat feet or high arches can cause your knees, hips, back to have massive pain 2) Unattended tendon injuries can cause permanent disability 3) Ingrown Nails can cause deadly MRSA infections 4) Diabetic foot infections are the leading cause of amputations 5) Bunions can lead to debilitating arthritis 6) Feeling of a pebble in your foot can be a nerve tumor 7) Previous Foot/Ankle Surgery gone bad? Board Certi ed Reconstructive Surgeons to help you 8) Heel/Achilles pain can resolve fast with treatment *Without proper care could lead to surgery We have exclusive Shockwave therapy for the pros, now open for everyone ** Scan to see Dr. Lam talk about foot & ankle trauma and the latest in technology COMMENTARYThe longest field goalMatt Prater, who grew up in Estero, kicked the longest field goal in NFL history about three weeks ago in Denver, splitting the uprights at 64 yards. Thats like driving a golf ball 530 yards and landing it on the green. Which has never been done. But on Sept. 15, 1974, right after Gerald Ford stepped into the White House and Barbra Streisand topped the charts with her song, The way we were, a guy named Mike Austin, a 64-year-old golfer playing in the U.S. National Senior Open Championship at Desert Rose, in Las Vegas, decided to be a lot more than the way he was. He walloped a ball that ignored the law of gravity. The thing traveled 515 yards I figure roughly as far as the distance from earth to the third ring of Saturn. As a feat, that compares to the longest football throw, which, by the way, is a lot longer than the longest field goal. Such NFL cannons as Peyton Manning (75 yards), John Elway and Randall Cunningham (78 yards), Jamarcus Russell (84 yards) and Jeff George (88 yards), all have established the right creds for longdistance records. But those wont do it. I saw the longest throw myself, in a professional football game in Denver, early in the 1960s. My dad had ferried me to a contest between the Buffalo Bills, I think, and the fairly new Denver Broncos. The Bills quarterback was a whippersnapper named Jack Kemp, who would go on to become a U.S. congressman from New York an amiable if conservative Republican capable of making compromises that turned out to be good for the nation. Mr. Kemp wasnt a big man, not like some of the modern quarterbacks, and hes dead now. But he sure wasnt dead that day. He threw a pass that rocketed upward from the Bills goal line where he was trapped, then floated through that blue September afternoon like it had been launched from Cape Canaveral. It came down what seemed like half-anhour later, 90-some yards away, almost at the goal line on the other end of the field. Incomplete. I saw that, I remember that, and the fact that nobody mentions it in the tiresome online exchanges debating longest throws bothers me deeply. It also raises a question we should ask ourselves periodically: Am I crazy, or is it them? The answer is obvious. Its them, always. Dont ever forget that. Which brings me to the real longest field goal not some faint little putt of 64 yards, with a perfect guy to hold the perfect ball and perfect shoes and perfect food and perfect exercise and nothing to do but practice all your life to kick it perfectly. It happened like this: On a soft autumn afternoon on the eastern Kansas prairie more than 40 years ago, I walked past the dining room at the Eldridge Hotel, in Lawrence, and noticed Jess Mercer having supper with his devoted daughter, Maxine. The Eldridges chief claim to fame was that Quantrills raiders had burned it down during the Civil War 110 years earlier, when they rode into town and shot the place up. I happened to live at the Eldridge, because one of my three jobs was taking care of all the old people who inhabited the six or seven upper floors, and fixing things for them. I also worked a night job at the filling station on the highway, and a day job outside of town on a section crew for the Union Pacific Railroad. Jess, an Eldridge Hotel resident, was 81, and he would never make it to 82 a soft-spoken, brown-eyed man as gentle as a summer breeze, and as tough as rawhide. Hed grown up on a farm near Lawrence. I went in and sat down, and we started talking football. Kansas University, where I went to school, was going to get pounded into the gridiron on every single Saturday through that long fall, in spite of the mammoth-sized boys who played for the team, and who lived in the special dorms with their special food and their special girlfriends (as I saw it), along with their special tutors to do their special homework for them. Since I liked to play football, I had gone down one afternoon in August and tried out for the Jayhawks I figured Id be a walk on, get to the NFL, make a million dollars, and buy another ranch in the Colorado mountains. Some assistant to an assistant coach let me get knocked down a couple of times by somebody faster and about 100 pounds heavier than I weighed this wasnt even a full-pads tryout then asked me to run 40 yards, then looked at his stopwatch, which read something like 5.0, or maybe 4.9, and shook his head. He was nice about it, too. I like your style, I remember him saying. But youre not quite fast enough. Come back if you can run a 4.5 or a 4.6. Not fast enough and not talented enough, but he was too kind to say that. Mean enough wasnt going to cut it, and I wouldnt be running a 4.5 in this universe, that was for sure. But my two-hour attempt endeared me to Mr. Mercer, who laid down the details of his own recollection as precisely as a court reporter. Across town from K.U. stood the Haskell Institute, a college for Indians from all over the American west, and the United States. One afternoon when he was young, Jess walked onto the Haskell campus (he was part Cherokee), perched himself on the little bleachers surrounding the football field, and watched Jim Thorpe, one of the great American athletes, drop-kick a field goal through the uprights from 71 yards out. I would bet my life that it happened the way Jess said it happened. Because Jess Mercer was not a liar. And like you and me, he wasnt crazy, either. They were. I thought you should know. A version of this column originally ran on Dec. 21, 2011. b f s o N R


A4 NEWS WEEK OF DEC. 26, 2013-JAN. 1, 2014 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY PublisherShelley Hobbsshobbs@floridaweekly.comEditorCindy Reporters & ColumnistsKaren Feldman Artis Henderson Jim McCracken Athena Ponushis Jeannette Showalter Nancy Stetson Maureen Sullivan-Hartung Evan Williams Roger WilliamsPhotographersPeggy Farren Tim Gibbons Bernadette La Paglia Marla Ottenstein Charlie McDonald Bob Raymond Stephen WrightCopy EditorCathy CottrillPresentation EditorEric Raddatz eraddatz@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersChris Andruskiewicz Hannah Arnone Wendy Devereaux Paul Heinrich Elliot Taylor Natalie Zellers Circulation ManagerCameo Hinman chinman@floridaweekly.comCirculationDavid Anderson Paul Neumann Greg TretwoldAccount ExecutivesNicole Ryan Cori Higgins Aron Hubers Mary Watts Sales and Marketing AssistantCarolyn AhoBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis Jeffrey Cull Jim Dickerson Naples Florida Weekly 9051 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 202 Naples, Florida 34108 Phone 239.325.1960 Fax: 239.325.1964 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2013 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.325.1960 or visit us on the web at and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state $59.95 out-of-state Obama wrongs the Bill of RightsPresident Barack Obama proclaimed Dec. 15 Bill of Rights Day, praising those first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution as the foundation of American liberty, securing our most fundamental rights from the freedom to speak, assemble and practice our faith as we please to the protections that ensure justice under the law. The next day, U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon called Obamas surveillance policies almost Orwellian in a court order finding the National Security Agencys bulk collection of Americans telephone metadata very likely unconstitutional. If that was not enough, the presidents own task force on the issues, the Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies, delivered its report, which the White House released, with 46 recommendations for changes. One adviser to the panel, Sascha Meinrath of the Open Technology Institute, was skeptical, telling me that intelligence-community insiders, administration officials, comprise the entirety of this five-member group. I do not see how you can do a truly independent review of surveillance when so many people are tied in. The panel is chaired by former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morrell, and is managed under the auspices of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, run by James Clapper. Clapper is widely considered to have lied in a Senate hearing on this issue. When asked by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., if the NSA collected phone records on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans, Clapper replied, No, sir. Following the Snowden leaks, Clapper admitted to NBC News that his answer was the least untruthful manner to say no. Judge Leons ruling relates to just one of several filed after the June disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden about the vast, global surveillance system vacuuming up personal data from billions of people. A separate federal lawsuit in New York, ACLU v. Clapper, seeks to end the mass surveillance completely, and to have all the data collected so far deleted. Anthony Romero, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, called Edward Snowden a patriot, noting: As a whistle-blower of illegal government activity that was sanctioned and kept secret by the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government for years, he undertook great personal risk for the public good. And he has single-handedly reignited a global debate about the extent and nature of government surveillance and our most fundamental rights as individuals. Jay Carney, Obamas press secretary, reiterated the White Houses hard line this week: Mr. Snowden has been accused of leaking classified information, and he faces felony charges here in the United States. Currently in Russia, halfway through a year of temporary asylum he was granted there, Edward Snowden this week issued a public letter to the people of Brazil, in hopes of gaining permanent asylum there. In the letter, Snowden wrote, Six months ago, I stepped out from the shadows of the United States Governments National Security Agency to stand in front of a journalists camera ... with open eyes, knowing that the decision would cost me family and my home, and would risk my life. I was motivated by a belief that the citizens of the world deserve to understand the system in which they live. He continued: My greatest fear was that no one would listen to my warning. Never have I been so glad to have been so wrong. The world continues to listen to Snowden. As he also said in his open letter, The culture of indiscriminate worldwide surveillance, exposed to public debates and real investigations on every continent, is collapsing. A recent poll suggests at least 55 percent of those questioned consider Snowden a whistle-blower. Despite the polls, CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin blustered about potential amnesty for Snowden: This is a hated man, what would he even do here? Adopted on Dec. 15, 1791, the Bill of Rights comprises the first 10 amendments to the Constitution. While praising it last week and ticking through our most fundamental rights, President Obama failed to mention the Fourth Amendment. It reads: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. Perhaps President Obama, the erstwhile constitutional-law professor, should go back and reread that amendment. Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,000 stations in North America. She is the coauthor of The Silenced Majority, a New York Times best-seller. C a n o s S amyGOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly GUEST OPINIONA proud mayor offers his thanks to manyTo the Editor, I am extremely proud that beach renournishment was completed ahead of schedule, on budget and without any issues. The Vanderbilt Beach sector began Oct. 14 and was completed Nov. 14, with delivery of 89,927 tons. The Park Shore sector began Oct. 16 and was completed Dec. 6, with 122,500 tons delivered. The Naples Beach sector began Oct. 21 and was completed Dec. 10, with delivery of more than 100,000 tons. Renournishment of the Pelican Bay beaches was unfortunately delayed due to a permit challenge and is scheduled to begin during the first two weeks of January. The quality of sand and the professionalism of the contractor, truck drivers and other personnel were outstanding. It takes a team to accomplish this type of success. Our thanks to Gary McAlpin, coastal zone manager, for his leadership, planning and execution associated with this project. I also want to thank Clint Perryman and Ricky Simpson of Collier County; Joe Hennelly and Jerry Henry of Philips & Jordan; Bernie Eastman of Eastman Aggregate; Nick Stewart of Stewart Mining; Steve Keehn and Tara Brenner of Coastal Planning and Engineering; Roger Jacobson, city of Naples code enforcement and harbor manager; and all the Naples Police Department and Collier County Sheriffs Office officers who ensured routes were followed and speed limits observed. This was a very controversial issue with the potential for fatal pitfalls. Many individuals were opposed, including some City Council members. I was committed to the project, as our beaches needed sand and this was the best alternative, with truck haul costing $16 million and dredging costing $32 million and the risk/reward analysis indicating the project could be accomplished successfully. Fortunately, it went extremely well. Because of City Council concern, the project was reduced from the six-year template to provide only enough sand to return to an 85-foot beach in Park Shore and a 100-foot beach on the Naples beach, with a project cost reduction to $9.6 million. This means with normal erosion, we will be revisiting the city beaches in two to three years. The county added sand to Vanderbilt Beach consistent with the six-year design authorized by FEMA to address damages wrought by Tropical Storm Fay. The economic impact on our local economy has been significant. Some 13,500 truckloads of sand were delivered to the Naples, Park Shore and Vanderbilt beaches. This represents more that $2.5 million paid to drivers/ owners who were local truckers. They purchased approximately 460,000 gallons of diesel fuel in Collier County, costing in excess of $1.725 million. Some 317,000 tons of sand was purchased from Stewart Mining at a cost of $2.7 million. Also, 60 jobs were created at the mine and with the contractors who renournished the beaches. In addition, 12 local inspectors were hired by Collier County on a temporary basis to aid in construction inspections, sand quality control and quantity confirmation. Local companies also provided the surveys, material testing and turbidity monitoring, and off-duty officers from the Naples Police Department provided traffic coordination, adding $400,000 to the local economy. When using a normal multiplier, the economic benefit to our local economy has been well in excess of $10 million. In addition to a wonderful new beach, the greatest accomplishment is more than 1.38 million accident-free miles driven by the truck drivers. This was accomplished by inspection of the trucks prior to starting the job, education of the drivers as to expectations, enforcement of speed limits and assigned routes and daily monitoring of the project by the entire team. My appreciation to all for a job well done. Naples Mayor John Sorey Chairman Coastal Advisory Committee

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PAGE 6 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 26, 2013-JANUARY 1, 2014 Anticipating another year of delving into Collier Countys pastIt seems like just a bit ago that I was writing about the local county schools and their history, but that was back in August. Where did the time go? This past year I have had the privilege of sharing so many more stories about our countys history, beginning in the former county seat of Collier County, Everglades City. There were so many wonderful anniversaries in and around Everglades City this past year, including the 90th anniversary of the founding of our county by land baron Barron Gift Collier. He understood the opportunity for growth if the area were made accessible, so he pledged to provide funding and manpower to complete the construction of the famed Tamiami Trail, a 264-mile stretch of road connecting Tampa to Miami, in exchange for renaming the county after him (up until then, it was under Lee Countys jurisdiction). The trail was completed in three years, opening in 1928, 85 years ago this year. Seafood and fishing go hand-in-hand throughout Southwest Florida, but perhaps nowhere more so than in Everglades City. This past February, the citys annual seafood festival celebrated its 40th anniversary. The event is the communitys main fundraiser for the Everglades City school and the town in general. If you havent attended one yet, why not plan to go to the 2014 festival on Feb. 7-9. I find it amusing how some people dont like talking about or even remembering Collier countys darker, more embarrassing history. As individuals, we all have family secrets and members we arent exactly proud of yet they still happened; we neednt dwell on it, just acknowledge it and hopefully learn from it while moving on. Of course, Im talking about the infamous Operation Everglades, the largest marijuana drug bust in the nation at the time it came down in Everglades City and neighboring Chokoloskee in July 1983. Also in Chokoloskee, the Church of God had much to celebrate as it turned 100 this year. Church records show that 42 people were baptized at the first revival there in 1913, with recognizable names including Storters, McKinneys, Hamiltons, Daniels, Thompsons, Johnsons and Browns among them. Now back along the Tamiami Trail, heading toward Miami, less than two miles from the flashing light at Carnestown, stands one of the countrys smallest post offices. The Ochopee building replaced the former twostory boarding house, general store, restaurant and post office that served a booming town of 1,200 people back in the 1930s and through the early 1950s until May 1953, when a transient truck driver came through and dropped a lit cigarette that started the fire that burned it all down and resulted in the near-demise of the tiny town. The day after the fire, local tomato farmer James Gaunt offered the use of his irrigation shed until the post office could be replaced. That was 60 years ago. Who knew that this makeshift post office would stand the test of time and major hurricanes Donna in 1960, Andrew in 1992 and Wilma in 2005 while becoming a national landmark and tourist attraction along the Trail? This past year, I also wrote about the Naples Orchid Society celebrating its 40th anniversary and about Alligator Alley opening 45 years ago. I shared the story of Guy Bradley and other game wardens who were killed in the line of duty over feathers for ladies hats. Thats a fashion trend that we hope never rears its ugly head again. I also wrote about the Marco Island Womans Club celebrating its 47th anniversary this year and uncovered local history behind the Rosemary Cemetery at the corner of Pine Ridge Road and Goodlette-Frank Road in Naples. I introduced readers to the other Mr. Collier William T. Collier, the founder of Marco Island and to island pioneer Tommie Barfield and her recycling efforts after the 1935 Labor Day hurricane, dubbed the storm of the century. Ms. Barfield had a houseboat that had been used by Henry Flaglers crews as they completed the Overseas Highway towed back to Marco Island and turned it into the Ship Ahoy Restaurant. My column also took a peek into the diaries and lives of the Olds daughters, who arrived on Marco with their parents in 1903. I am equally excited as I look forward to milestones coming up in the New Year, including the centennial celebration of the arrival of the Robert Roberts family to Immokalee, the 10th anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival held in Everglades City (Feb. 18-22), the 25th anniversary of the Old Florida Festival sponsored by the Friends of the Collier County Museums (March 8-9) and the 40th anniversary of Big Cypress National Preserve. I also plan to dig back into more history of Marco Island and Collier Countys Indian and African American pioneers.So stay tuned, and thank you for reading. Maureen Sullivan-Hartung arrived in Naples in 1981. Following a years stint as a reporter for the former weekly Everglades Echo newspaper, she began freelancing. Her first book, Hidden History of Everglades City & Points Nearby, was published in 2010 by The History Press in South Carolina. Learn more at PERDICHIZZI / CCOURTESY PHOTOMary and Louis Olds with daughters Orida, Saloma and Rosalie on the porch of their home on Marco Island, circa early 1900s. UNDERCOVER HISTORIAN n l C h i p EAST INDIES HOMECOLLECTION 11985 US 41 N, Naples 34110 239-596-72731/2 mile North of Immokalee Rd. on left 2 miles South of Bonita Beach Rd. on right Open Monday Saturday 10:00 5:00 Sunday 11:00 5:00

PAGE 8 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 26, 2013-JANUARY 1, 2014 looking to the future locals predict a year of hope Jane BillingsExecutive director, Friends of Foster Children of Southwest Florida What are your hopes, personal as well as in your job, as you look forward to 2014? My hope is that in addition to helping children in the dependency system, we can reach out to those children whose dependency case has closed. The majority of resources and services for these children are then removed, and many times, as these families struggle to put their lives together, that is when the children need our support the most. Finding the funding to make this a reality will be a challenge, but I thrive on challenges. As a young girl, my dream was to Save the World. Talk about a challenge! I guess I havent really changed that much just toned it down a little! Any worries? Like so many others, I constantly worry about the children that are out there and not receiving help and are suffering alone through abuse or neglect. Any resolutions, new plans or endeavors? We are finalizing plans to introduce academic mentoring scholarships for children whose dependency case has recently closed and who have been helped by our tutors. Many of our children, through no fault of their own, are moved from home to home and school to school. They often fall far behind in their schoolwork, and there are very few scholarships for children who are struggling academically. In addition, our New Years wish is that we could see many more loving families step forward in Collier County to become licensed foster parents. Sometimes, due to lack of available homes here, children are placed in foster homes in other counties. Personally, I would like to find more time in to nurture friendships and to sit back with a good book and glass of wine and enjoy a sunset.Scott BurgessIncoming CEO, the David Lawrence Center What are your hopes, personal as well as in your job, as you look forward to 2014? I hope to be able to settle in personally and professionally in the New Year. We have to sell our home in Chicagoland and buy in Naples as well as get the kids set in their new schools. Busy, but great times ahead! Any worries? No worries at this point. As I like to say a lot: Too blessed to be stressed! I pray all falls into place for the family in our new community in 2014. Any resolutions, new plans or endeavors? I look forward to completing the David Lawrence Center strategic plan with the board and amazing staff. And I believe we can work together with our community partners and friends on starting to advance the plan. I know expanding services will greatly benefit the community and many in need of care.John CoxPresident and CEO, the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce What are your hopes, personal as well as in your job, as you look forward to 2014? We will complete our community and economic development strategy and begin the implementation process. I think thats the most important objective to achieve. Any worries? My worries have worries, but none which cant be overcome. Any resolutions, new plans or endeavors? I promise to stop bragging to friends, colleagues and family how great the weather is in Southwest Florida. I dont have much hope for success, though.Rob MoherPresident and CEO Conservancy of Southwest Florida What are your hopes, personal as well as in your job, as you look forward to 2014? That Southwest Floridas citizens will continue to see the connection between a sound economy and wise conservation and hold their elected officials accountable to decisions that support our water, land and wildlife. Weve seen a very significant upswell in concern around the issues of the Caloosahatchee River, proposed drilling in Golden Gate Estates and in the record mortality levels of manatee and panthers. I want to take my daughter swimming in the Gulf of Mexico without fear of ear infections or other pollution-related illnesses. Any worries? That we, as a community, become apathetic in the face of significant intensification of land use, degradation of water quality and continued decline in our wildlife populations. Personally, I want to stay healthy during the peak of our upcoming season! Any resolutions, new plans or endeavors? Help ensure that as many visitors, residents and students are able to visit the newly renovated Conservancy Nature Center and walk away with a renewed passion for protecting nature. Personally, to be present in the moment! Life goes by so quickly. COURTESY PHOTOS


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 26, 2013-JANUARY 1, 2014 A9 Paul ArsenaultArtist and advocate What are your hopes, personal as well as in your job, as you look forward to 2014? I would like to see city and county ordinances that make Naples a truly green and sustainable community passed and enforced. Id love to propose a land bank fund, such as Nantucket and other many communities have, which would be a transfer fund where 2 percent of all real estate sales go toward green space. This is after someone buys their first property, so its for the person who is buying into the community. Any worries? Im worried about the fact that we have a polluted Gordon River and polluted Naples Bay by both state and federal agency standards and are still allowing massive quantities of untreated runoff. Any resolutions, new plans or endeavors? This is remarkable to admit, but January is my 40th anniversary of coming to Naples and dedicating my life completely as an artist. My wife, Eileen, and I are publishing a book about Naples Bay that we hope to have ready for Earth Day. Its a historical and whimsical environmental book, written by Eileen and illustrated by me, that combines science, art and heart as we look at problems and solutions about Naples Bay.Pat CarrollChair, District School Board of Collier County What are your hopes, personal as well as in your job, as you look forward to 2014? As chair, I have three goals. First, I want to take our policy manual, which is in good shape, and tie it to our mission and vision statements. Second, I want to revise the superintendents evaluation format. Third, and most important, is to guide the school board into a relationship with the superintendent where we review her performance and programs and hold her accountable for high expectations. Any worries? Im worried that some of our employees are overstressed and also what decisions the state legislature is going to make as far as local education, because they set our budget. Theyve taken away almost half a million dollars of what we had in capital budget, and we desperately need that for school expansion as we experience student growth. Any resolutions, new plans or endeavors? Personally, I want to spend every moment I can with my grandchildren; I now have five. And I want to do everything I can to let school district employees know I support them and to listen to parents and their concerns.Mike EllisCEO, Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida What are your hopes, personal as well as in your job, as you look forward to 2014? I look forward to the Healthcare Network working constructively with the Collier County community. I hope that Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida will continue to provide primary managed medical, dental and behavioral healthcare to more than half the children in Collier County. Any worries? That community resources and philanthropic support will be able to continue at the pace required to keep up with pediatric and family care needs. Any resolutions, new plans or endeavors? To build a comprehensive, state-of-the-art health-care facility in Golden Gate City. Compiled by Robin DeMattia Florida Weekly correspondentMurray Hendel Tourist Development Council Collier Citizens Council Naples Pension Board What are your hopes, personal as well as in your job, as you look forward to 2014? That the hotel industry will take the pressure off the county commissioners and allow the county to increase its tourist tax by 1 percent to a total of 5 percent. This would generate about $4 million annually and could be used for beach renourishment and related beach projects. Every county our size in Florida has a tourist tax of at least 5 percent. Any worries? I worry about a storm washing away the $9.5 million worth of quarry sand just put on our beaches since we have no long-term plan for dealing with beach erosion. Any resolutions, new plans or endeavors? I am 85 years old, and during 2014 I intend keeping active in several community projects. Weekly bridge rounds out my regimen.Kathleen PassidomoState representative District 106-Naples What are your hopes, personal as well as in your job, as you look forward to 2014? My hopes for 2014, and in fact my expectations, are that we will pass a balanced budget as mandated by the Florida Constitution while continuing to hold the line on government spending and further reducing taxes and fees; that we will continue to pay down our states debt; and that we will continue our focus on revamping our education system, job creation and economic development. On a personal level, I hope for continued good health for my family, particularly for my daughter, Catarina, who is having our first grandchild in April. Any worries? I worry that I dont have enough time in each day to get everything done that Ive set myself to do.Eileen Connolly-KeeslerPresident and CEO, the Community Foundation of Collier County What are your hopes, personal as well as in your job, as you look forward to 2014? My hope is that Collier County residents will help build endowments for our local nonprofits to ensure they have sustainability and will be able to meet all our community needs now and in the future. My dream would be to see this Community Foundation increase assets from our current $70 million to $150 million. Any worries? My fear is that people do not fully understand the huge need we have here in Collier County and that they have left nonprofits in their estate plans for organizations that are in other parts of the country without considering Collier County during that planning process. Any resolutions, new plans or endeavors? Always to lose weight!Patricia PitocchiPresident Naples Area Board of Realtors What are your hopes, personal as well as in your job, as you look forward to 2014? For NABOR, I want to stress professionalism through education, increase communication, think globally and plan strategically. Personally, I want to maintain a quality of life with a work-life balance, regularly schedule time for personal pursuits such as writing, reading and exercise, and enjoy my family through shared experiences and travel. Any worries? Our market has stabilized and we look forward to a positive 2014. We must monitor and advocate for a positive, pro-homeownership resolution of the flood insurance issue. Any resolutions, new plans or endeavors? See above.Rick Compton and Betsy Bennettaka the comedy duo Compton & Bennett What are your hopes, personal as well as in your job, as you look forward to 2014? Our hope for the next year is that John Morgan may become to pot as his ancestor, Captain Morgan, is to rum. We also hope that ArtisNaples will rename itself Nu Fils. Any worries? Were worried that Trey Radel will resign. We need the material. COURTESY PHOTOS


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 26, 2013-JANUARY 1, 2014 NEWS A11 Give the Gift of Hope This Holiday Season We are honored to introduce Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, a new state-of-the-art pediatric medical facilit y being built on the campus of HealthPark Medical Center. This new facility will provide hope and healing to thousands of Southwest Florida children and their families. Children from Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties will be able to receive world-class medical care close to home. Your personal or corporate gift to Golisano Childrens Hospital will help save the lives of children in our community. Help deliver the gift of hope to children this holiday season and for years to come.Call 239-343-6950 or visit Foster kids enjoy the gift of giving and receiving BY SUE HUFFSpecial to Florida WeeklyWatching nearly 100 foster children shop for Christmas gifts at Walmart on Dec. 14 was a heartwarming experience for everyone involved. Each child had a list of individuals he or she wanted to purchase gifts for; some lists were long, others were relatively short. Some labored over their decisions; others knew exactly what they wanted. One 6-year-old boy hovered over the jewelry counter looking for just the right heart pendant for his mother, and when he found it, his face lit with joy. The 13th annual Gift of Giving shopping spree was made possible by Germain Automotive Partnership, whose financial support allowed foster children ages 5-18 to have $100 each to shop for anyone they wanted, including parents, friends or teachers. As a bonus, the children each received $25 to purchase something for themselves. Friends of Foster Children of Southwest Florida arranged for the children to participate, and volunteers from the Rotary Club of Naples assisted each child with his or her shopping endeavors. After a morning of power shopping, everyone proceeded to Germain Toyota for a lunch and gift-wrapping. The mission of Friends of Foster Children is to give abused, neglected and abandoned children in Southwest Florida social, educational and financial support the state foster care system cannot provide. For more information, call 262-1808 or visit Volunteer Daniel Weidenbruch and James seem to be saying, Its not a bicycle. Really! Anthony shops for his mom with volunteer Breka Strait. Kelly and Kevin Brachle with shoppers Andy and Milton. Kayla checks her list as she goes. Anthony spots the perfect gift. Stan Appelbaum and Nicole Germain Greene help young shoppers.


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 26, 2013-JANUARY 1, 2014 NEWS A13 Speakers Assembly welcomes former FDIC chair as first guest of 2014William Isaac, Ph.D., a former chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., senior managing director and global head of financial institutions for FTI Consulting and current chairman of Fifth Third Bancorp, will be the featured lecturer at The Speakers Assembly of Southwest Florida luncheon Friday, Jan. 10, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Report & Spa. As our local, state and national economy continues to recover, this is the perfect time to bring in a speaker of Mr. Isaacs expertise, says Arden McCurdy, executive director of the assembly. The financial crisis was uncharted waters, and our members are looking forward to learning more about the current state of the financial marketplace and what actions the Fed might take next. Mr. Isaac was appointed to the threemember board of directors of the FDIC by President Jimmy Carter in March 1978 and served as chairman during the Reagan Administration from 1981-85. Among the major challenges of his tenure were sky-high interest rates, widespread bank failures, a major recession in 1981-82 with unemployment reaching 11 percent in 1983, the collapse of Continental Illinois, then the seventh largest bank in the U.S., the third world debt crisis, a depression in the agricultural sector, a collapse of the bubble in the energy sector and a nationwide collapse in the real estate sector. Mr. Isaac founded the regulatory consulting firm The Secura Group, which is now a part of FTI Consulting. He sits on a number of corporate boards and speaks and writes regularly on financial and regulatory issues. He was elected chairman of Fifth Third Bancorp in May 2010. His book Senseless Panic: How Washington Failed America, about the financial crisis of 2008, with foreword by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, was published in June 2010 by Wiley & Sons. Mr. Isaacs appearance at The Speakers Assembly of Southwest Florida begins with networking for members and guests at 11 a.m., with the lunch program starting at 11:45 a.m. and followed by a 30-minute question and answer session with the speaker. For tickets or more information, call 9487909 or visit Members attend eight seasonal luncheon events to be enlightened, educated and entertained by the world-class speakers. New members are always welcome. William Isaac, Ph.D.FORT MYERS:13170 S. Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33907 Phone: (239) 415-2800NAPLES:355 9th Street South, Naples, FL 34102 Phone: (239) 732-2400 Store Hours: Mon Sat: 10am 6pm, Sun: Noon 5pmPROFESSIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICES LOW PRICE GUARANTEE CUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENTS & FLOOR COVERINGS WORLDWIDE DELIVERY *Sale prices are marked off MSRP. RSI never sells at MSRP; our prices are always lower. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, American Leather, Century Furniture and other value collections excluded. RSI is not responsible for typographical errors. STOREWIDE SALE STOREWIDE!OFF% SAVEUP TO






FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 WEEK OF DECEMBER 26, 2013-JANUARY 1, 2014 order to free energy in the lower body, allowing it to flow upward through the spine to the brain. The system is renowned for activating the bodys seven chakras (centers for spiritual power), sharpening the mind, elevating the mood and boosting energy levels, while enhancing strength and flexibility. Mr. Singh was a college student and workout warrior who enjoyed yoga, running and weightlifting when he first encountered kundalini in 1972. He studied with the late Yogi Bhajan, the original kundalini teacher in the West who is considered the guru of the discipline. Mr. Singh has been teaching for 35 years. I thought I had everything covered, but when I discovered kundalini, I found it was a quantum leap forward compared to everything Id done, he says. The emphasis on breath work is a key reason why he found kundalini to be compelling. People who feel they arent flexible so they cant do yoga, we tell them that if you can breath, you can do it, says Mr. Singh. You can do it sitting in a chair, the breathing is so powerful. He also appreciated the kundalini systems spiritual dimension. Ultimately, thats what everyones looking for, he says. I think everybody is longing for inner serenity and inner confidence, and kundalini delivers that. This is the third consecutive year that Mr. Singh and Ms. Brett, an 11-year yoga instructor, have come to the Naples studio as guest instructors. Its very nice to have access to a teacher such as Ravi, who learned at (the gurus) knee, says Bija Yoga owner Jamie Shane. He and Ana are true to the discipline of kundalini yoga and have spent many, many years spreading the style, she adds. They are two big reasons why this type of yoga is gaining popularity. The kundalini class is set for Sunday. Exercises will be modified according to each students abilities, Mr. Singh says, adding attendees can expect to feel better than they ever thought they could feel. The other thing they can expect is some take-away tools that they can use in their lives, on their own. The Saturday class will be devoted to tantric numerology, the system where birthdates form an equation that reveals a persons strengths, weaknesses and lifepath. YOGAFrom page 1 Special classes at Bija Yoga>> Tantric numerology: 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4; $45 >> Kundalini yoga: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5; $40 >> Where: 1250 Tamiami Trail N., Naples >> Reservations: 775-0888 COURTESY PHOTORavi Singh and Ana Brett General and Cosmetic DentistryDR. JENSEN, DR. CARR, ELIANA AND OUR ENTIRE TEAM Wish You a HAPPY NEW YEAR! CARING FOR OUR PATIENTS AND THE ENVIRONMENT.Call Us To Experience the Difference (less radiation, no chemicals) (no impressions) Appointments


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 26, 2013-JANUARY 1, 2014 NEWS A19 Learn how Invisalign can work for you!Dr. Sonia Rocha is be providing FREE consultations to answer your questions about Invisalign treatment, the clear way to straighten your teeth. If you have wondered if Invisalign is right for you, call now for your appointment.Dr. Sonia Rocha239.566.9700 www.TowerDentalArts.net11121 Health Park Blvd., Suite 200 Naples, FL 34110Complimentary whitening with Invisalign treatment. FREE Vivera Retainers with Treatment, a $500 value! FREE records (x-rays, photos, impressions, etc.) Financing Options Available. Promotion expires December 31st!**Invisalign Day and associated promotions are hosted and sponsored by Dr. Sonia Rocha / Tower Dental Arts and not by Align Technology, Inc. $1500 OFF TREATMENT Take the tree curbside after taking it downAfter the presents are opened and the ornaments are removed from the once-sparkling tree, Waste Management of Florida invites residents to recycle their Christmas trees through its curbside tree collection program. Residential curbside tree collection will take place the first two weeks following Christmas on customers scheduled collection day. When placing trees on the curb for collection, customers should follow these guidelines: Remove tree stand and all decorations before placing at the curb.. Trees taller than 6 feet must be cut in half. Flocked trees with artificial snow cannot be recycled but will be picked up by the trash collector. Residents of multi-family complexes should contact the property manager for instructions about tree disposal. Christmas trees can also be taken to any Collier County recycling drop-off centers at no charge. Find information about recycling Christmas cardboard and wrapping paper at For the creative recycler, here are other ideas for repurposing your tree: Feed the birds: Place the Christmas tree in the garden or backyard and use it as a bird feeder and sanctuary. Fresh orange slices or strung popcorn will attract the birds and they can sit in the branches for shelter. Make mulch: Christmas trees are biodegradable; the branches can be removed, chipped and used as mulch in the garden. Safe sleep for infants requires a cribThe American Academy of Pediatrics recommends babies sleep alone, on their backs and in a crib. The risk of infant death is 40 times higher for babies who sleep in adult beds. The Collier County Sheriffs Office joins with the NCH Safe & Healthy Childrens Coalition of Collier County and others to raise awareness of the dangers of adults sharing a bed with an infant and to encourage the community to donate new portable cribs for distribution to local families. A pack n play set is an economical solution to provide a safe sleep environment for a newborn or an infant. Heres how Collier County residents can donate a portable crib: Through the Safe and Healthy Kids Coalition at At the Walmart Supercenter at 11225 Tamiami Trail N., where pack n play sets for donation can be purchased at the online price of $49.88. The Florida Department of Health in Collier County (3339 Tamiami Trail E., Building H) and North Naples Fire Control & Rescue District, Station 45 (1885 Veterans Park Drive) also accept crib donations. 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PAGE 20 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 26, 2013-JANUARY 1, 2014 SKIN CANCEREvaluations and RemovalFLU SHOTS$19.00*Shingles and Pneumonia VaccinationsNow Available at Both LocationsPRIMARY CARE AND FAMILY PRACTICEby appointment30% OFFFirst Doctors Visitfor all patients without insuranceMINOR SURGERIESPreformed by a Board-Certied General Surgeon1713 SW Health Pkwy, Suite 1, *Rates may vary for insured patients. NAPLES URGENT CARE WALK-IN MEDICAL CLINICESTERO URGENT CARE WALK-IN MEDICAL 9960 Business Circle #14, Naples, FL 34112 License Number DN14337 Monday Saturday 7 am 7 pm Scan for more savings! $1Emergency Exam (D0140), X-Ray (D0220) and Photos (D0471)With Coupon Only. Expires 5/31/14 $695Partials and Dentures (D5110, D5120, D5130, D5140, D5211, D5212)With Coupon Only. Expires 5/31/14 *Starting At 239-227-2125 Same Day Crowns and Root Canals at Truly Affordable Prices The Patient Has The Right To Refuse To Pay, Cancel Payment Or Be Reimbursed For Any Other Service Or Treatment Which Is Performed As A Result Of, And Within 72 Hours Of Responding To The Advertisement For The Discounted Service. $49Cleaning & Exam Including X-Rays (D0150, D0274, D0220, D0236, D4355)With Coupon Only. Expires 5/31/14 Lic #CAC014249 Just because you cant see the problem doesnt mean it isnt there. Poor air quality can lead to poor health. Symptoms include: Allergies, fatigue, nausea, headache, trouble sleeping, scratchy throats and nasal irritation. No home is immune to air quality issues, so CALL JACKSON TOTAL SERVICE TODAY TO RECEIVE $150 OFF of a duct cleaning or a whole house comfort check up. F. Rick Palmon, M.D.and The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination, or treatment that is performed as a result of, and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, or reduced fee service, examination and treatment. ($500.00 per eye) Offer good through Jan 31, 2014 Available exclusively atEAST INDIES HOME COLLECTION11985 US 41 N., Naples 34110 239-596-7273 Mon-Sat 10:00-5:00 Sunday 11:00-5:00Mandalay Bamboo Dining TableNo MSG Ever wish you owned a jet?We make that dream a reality,without the capital outlay.PRIVATE AIR TRAVEL is what we do, and we are the best. (941) 639-7855 (800) 633-5387 AIR CHARTER: WWW.AIRTREK.AERO AIR AMBULANCE: WWW.MEDJETS.COM Older drivers can brush up on the rules of the roadAARP offers driver safety classes designed for drivers age 55 and older to help reduce the possibilities of them being involved in a crash. In the classroom refresher, AARP volunteer instructors review traffic rules, Florida specific regulations and general traffic guidelines. At the end of the session, each participant receives a certificate, for which many insurance companies offer a reduction in premium payments. Cost for attendees is $15 for AARP members and $20 for others. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the number associated with each class. Monday, Jan. 13: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1225 Piper Blvd., Naples; 498-5734. Thursday and Friday, Jan. 16-17: 2-5 p.m. at Country Creek Country Club, 21131 Country Creek Drive, Estero; 498 5820. Thursday, Jan. 16: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Williams Ministry Center, 750 Seagate Drive, Naples; (734) 968-3105. Friday, Jan. 17: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Vineyards Community Park, 6231 Arbor Blvd. W., Naples; 732-5310. Tuesday, Jan. 21: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 15600 Tamiami Trail, Naples; 269-6050. Thursday, Jan. 23: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Germain Toyota of Naples, 13315 Tamiami Trail, Naples; 269-6050. Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 27-28: Noon to 3 p.m. at South County Regional Library, 21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero; 4985820. FREE WITH A$50 Grocery OrderPiper Sonoma Brut Sparkling WineWhile supplies last. Limit one per customer, must have coupon at the time of purchase. Good thru 1/2/13 Serving Naples the finest products for over 70 years. FREE WITH A$30 Grocery OrderKey Ingredient Market Cheese While supplies last. Limit one per customer, must have coupon at the time of purchase. Good thru 1/2/13 Wynns will be closed New Years Day!Great for your New Year Celebration!


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 26, 2013-JANUARY 1, 2014 A21 At The Womens Center, every womans experience is unique. The Women's Center at Physicians Regional Healthcare System has been designated as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology by the AAGL and Surgical Review Corporation. Every woman is unique Compassionate. Personalized. Unique. For Women of All Ages. We understand that women have different healthcare needs than men, and the environment in which they receive care is sometimes as important as the care itself. That is why women are traveling from around the country to The Womens Center at Physicians Regional. Accredited Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology Offering a Wide Array of Gynecological and Urogynecological Procedures for Women of All Ages Accredited Breast Imaging Center of Excellence Advanced Medical Technology Facilities Designed Specifically for Womens Healthcare Needs in a Soothing, Spa-like Setting*For a list of surgeons at The Women's Center that have been awarded the COEMIG designation, please call 239-348-4453. For additional information, please visit COME SEE NAPLES NEWEST ATTRACTION! Made fresh daily, weve crafted more than 15 UNIQUE POPCORN FLAVORS for you to experience at our 25 foot long glowing tasting bar including Caramel Swirl, Strawberry Cheesecake, Truf e Parmesan, Key Lime Pie and so many more! Ask about our holiday avors and gift certi cates.Pop by soon! Locally owned by Patti Fortune and Jeremy 651 5th Avenue South, Naples (239) 263-0023 Open Sun through Thurs at 12 pm-10 pm Fri & Sat 11 am-11 pmGourmet Gift Packages allow you to Mix and Match your Favorite Flavors! Starting at just $29.95 Tell your clients and customers Happy Holidays with our Custom Corporate Branding Gift Packages. Sign up now for spiritual intensiveRegistration is open for the winter spiritual intensive based on the teachings of Eckhart Tolle. Classes with facilitator Linda Allen meet from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 16-March 6, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples, 6340 Napa Woods Way. Mr. Tolles spiritual teachings have resonated with millions of fans worldwide based on the strength of his words: When there is no way out, there is always a way through. So, dont turn away from pain. Face it. Feel it fully. Full attention is full acceptance. You use the power of the now, which is the power of your presence. A student of Mr. Tolle for 13 years, Ms. Allen led intensives in Madison and Wausau, Wis., for several years before moving to Southwest Florida. She has been a student and practitioner of meditation for more than 40 years. Her upcoming program consists of guided meditations and viewing/discussion of DVDs from Mr. Tolles 2012 India retreat in which he speaks with authenticity, wisdom and humor on conscious suffering, self-esteem, addiction, guilt, forgiveness, prayer, death and dying, and relationships. Cost of the eight-session class is $35. Participation is limited to 40 people, and reservations are required. To sign up or for more information, contact Donna Carty by calling 784-7734 or emailing JourneyToPresence@gmail. com. Or send a check for $35 payable to Ms. Carty to 1725 Supr eme Court, Naples, FL 34110. Pull up a chair for weekly yogaMaster registered yoga instructor Jean Erlbaum will offer chair yoga from 10:3011:15 a.m. every Thursday starting Jan. 9 in the Ole Movie Theater at Lely Resort. All are welcome. Beginners and people in wheelchairs are most welcome. In chair yoga, all stretches are done on a chair or with the support of a chair, making the workout great for people who can't get down on a yoga mat (or back up from one). The classes offer a good stretch as well as strengthening for muscles, moves for bone strength and balance and release for the joints. Cost is $7.50 per session. For more information, contact Ms. Erlbaum by calling (413) 230-1518 or emailing jean. Linda Allen

PAGE 22 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 26, 2013-JANUARY 1, 2014 New Bonita Springs O ce Opening...January 6, 2013Now accepting new patients in Bonita Springs.Call 239-444-3201 to schedule your Free Skin Cancer ScreeningJANUARY 20 8 A.M. TO 12 P.M. New patients only. Must have an appointment. Dr. Roxanna M. Menendez25987 S. Tamiami Trail, Unit 90 Bonita Springs Bonita Bay Golf Course South Tamiami TrailOld 41 Clarkston Dr.Cedar Creek Dr. Pebblecreek Bernwood Pkwy. Bernwood Dr. N. Bay Dr. HEALTHY LIVINGNatural or added?Study shows consumer confusion over sugar in beverages THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDAConsumers who are more concerned about what types of sugars are in their drinks will likely choose a less-sweetened beverage, although most people dont know the difference between natural and added sugars, a new University of Florida study shows. Gail Rampersaud, a UF registered dietitian, and Lisa House, a UF food and resource economics professor both with the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences teamed with other UF researchers to conduct the 60-question online survey, in which people from across the U.S. answered questions about their perceptions about various drinks. They surveyed 3,361 adults to gauge how often they consumed non-alcoholic beverages, as well as their knowledge and perceptions about sugars in those drinks. About half the participants said one of their top three concerns about beverages was sugar, and they drank fewer sugar-sweetened beverages than those who did not list sugar as a top concern, the study showed. The research found that many consumers do not have a major concern about added sugars in beverages they drink, and continue to consume relatively high amounts. Men drink up to 550 calories a day in beverages, and sugar-sweetened beverages rank as the fourth-highest contributor to mean energy intake in the American diet, the study showed. The study was published online by the journal Nutrition Research earlier this month. The issue is: the Nutrition Facts panel does not make a distinction between natural sugars and added sugars, says Ms. Rampersaud, the studys lead author. It would help consumers if added sugars were listed separately. The labels list sugars but dont define whether theyre added or sugars that are natural to the beverage, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Research on the role of sugar-sweetened beverages shows strong evidence that they contribute to weight gain in adults. Thus consumers may not always know how much or what types of sugar theyre choosing. Based on previous studies, researchers hypothesized that survey respondents would have limited knowledge about sugars in their drinks. They also believed consumers would drink whatever tasted good, regardless of sugar concerns. Ms. House says researchers were right on their first hypothesis but wrong on their second. More than half the participants saw sodas, fruit drinks, fruit juice cocktails and sports drinks as sugary, while almost half characterized diet sodas as sugary, suggesting many respondents saw the word sugary as a sweet-tasting beverage, and not necessarily one with added sweetener, the study said. Some 40 percent said 100 percent fruit juice is sugary, even though it has no added sugar, Ms. House says. According to the 2013 International Food and Information Councils Food & Health Survey, 58 percent of Americans say they are trying to limit or avoid sugars. The UF study nearly mirrored the councils report, with 51 percent saying sugar was one of their top three concerns in a beverage. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend consumers drink water instead of sugary beverages. But UF researchers think many people misunderstand the word sugary. If were going to be using the term sugary in dietary guidance to refer to beverages with added sugars, we need to make sure people know what that means, Ms. House said. She and Ms. Rampersaud conducted the study with UF postdoctoral associate Hyeyoung Kim and Assistant Professor Zhiefeng Gao. AL LARSPON / COURTESY PHOTOS More than 6,000 stuffed animals were collected for the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida and several other charities during the 2013 Teddy Bear Toss at Germain Arena earlier this month. A partnership between the arena, IberiaBank and the Florida Everblades, the annual event also makes it possible for patients, families and medical staff from the hospital to enjoy the hockey game on the night of the toss. When the Everblades score their first goal of the night, the crowd tosses toys and stuffed animals onto the ice. Bank representatives and players from the Everblades delivered the toys to children at the hospital on Dec. 18.


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PAGE 24 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA24 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 26, 2013-JANUARY 1, 2014 GET YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING FINISHED EARLY,BUY HER A PANDORA PAV GIFT SET *Ex rience : PANDORA PAV GIFT SET* Available While Supplies LastCOCONUT POINT MALL 23106 Fashion Drive, Suite 111 Estero, FL 33928 239.390.7100 Next to Charming Charlie *Purchase a Pav Gift Set for $200, featuring a PANDORA Clasp Bracelet or Bangle, two Youre a Star clips and one pav charm of your choice up to $65 (Retail value $240). While supplies last. See store for details. Its easy to miss a stroke symptom, but if you feel a loss of balance or have any of the other warning signs, you may need immediate attention. At Physicians Regional Healthcare System, we have the specialists and technology to treat even the most complex stroke cases from diagnosis through advanced treatment. If youre one of nearly 800,000 Americans to suffer a stroke this year, know where to go for the best care.For more information, visit RegionalCollier Boulevard is now a Primary Stroke CenterPhysicians Regional Healthcare System: Positively Life Saving PRIMARY STROKE CARE IS NOW AVAILABLE AT COLLIER BOULEVARD Comprehensive Stroke Center PHYSICIANS REGIONALPine Ridge 6101 Pine Ridge Road Naples, FL 34119Primary Stroke Center PHYSICIANS REGIONALCollier Boulevard 8300 Collier Boulevard Naples, FL 34114 CLUB NOTES For sixty years, Naples Garden Clubs House & Garden Tour has been a highlight of the season. The perennially sold-out event showcases extraordinary homes and inspiring gardens to raise money for the clubs scholarships and grants. This year, it sold out in record time: less than four days. To be placed on the email list for the 2015 tour can send an email to tours@ Four homes in Port Royal and Old Naples have been selected for the Saturday, Feb. 1, tour. A rambling 1951 home in Old Naples is a showcase of local and international art and outdoor garden sculpture. Another home transports visitors to Bali with its Balinese-inspired interior and Polynesian garden. A unique interior created by the owner for a Port Royal home also featur es a butterfly garden in the enclosed courtyard. The fourth home, an outstanding example of Coastal Chic style, is the 2014 Home & Design Signature House. For more information about the Naples Garden Club, visit Since it started in 1977 with 10 members, Corvettes of Naples has grown to a club with more than 275 collectors and aficionados of the iconic sports cars. Club members enjoy the benefits of networking with other Corvette owners and Corvette Clubs as well as their own monthly social functions including car shows, picnics, cross-country trips, home parties and dining at fine restaurants. Monthly meetings take place at 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1225 Piper Blvd. in North Naples. The first meeting of 2014 will be Jan. 2. Visitors who own a Corvette are always welcome. For more information, visit Members of all the Republican womens clubs in Collier County are invited to Republican Women Make a Difference, a cocktail reception with Sharon Day, co-chair of the Republican National Committee, from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at The von Liebig Art Center. A resident of Broward County, Ms. Day has served at the grassroots level of the Republican Party in Florida for more than 20 years. She has served as a commissioner on the Florida Commission on the Status of Women, been active in the Broward County Republican Executive Committee since 1994 and has served as state committeewoman from Broward County since 1996 and Floridas national committeewoman to the RNC since 2004. Women of Republican clubs around the country work to educate voters about issues and candidates and also to get citizens out to vote. Each club also helps various charities within its community. All are welcome at the reception with Ms. Daym for which State Rep. Kathleen Passidomo of Naples is serving as cochair. Cost is $30. For reservations or more information, visit www.colliergop. org no later than Tuesday, Dec. 31, or send a check may payable to CCREC, P.O. Box 7367, Naples, FL 34101. Boston College Alumni of Southwest Florida hosts the Boston College luncheon at Brio in Waterside Shops from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13. Cost is $18 per person (cash please). For reservations, call Diane Van Parys at 431-5224 or email The Naples Doll Club, under the umbrella of the United Federation of Doll Clubs, meets on the first and third Wednesdays of every month, November-April. Members promote the love of doll collecting, both antique and modern, and learn about doll making, history and fashion, during meetings and workshops. The clubs annual doll show and sale takes place Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17-18, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Hours are 1-5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information about the club, call Myrna Eby at (574) 780-0951 or email The Naples Womans Clubs second annual Naples Kitchen Tour showcasing kitchens in Port Royal area homes takes place Wednesday, Jan. 22, with tours setting out from the Naples Womans Club at 10 and 11 a.m. and noon. Transportation is provided. Tickets include an open house from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at club headquarters, where entertainment, a gift boutique and food will be provided. Each home on the tour will also have gourmet samplings, musicians, floral designs and boutique shopping. Tickets are $100 for general admission, $150 for patron level. Proceeds will benefit Friends of Foster Children, the David Lawrence Center, Youth Haven and the Naples Womans Club philanthropic efforts. To purchase a ticket, call Ann Palmer at 262-2259. The Naples chapter of PFLAG, Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, a support, education and advo-COURTESY PHOTOThis painted steel sculpture, titled Dream of Samothrace, was created in 1994 by artist Jim Krieger. It is on display in the garden of one of the 2014 Naples Garden Club Hours & Garden Tour homes. The Feb. 1 tour is sold out; those who want to place their names on the email list for the 2015 tour can do so by emailing


NAPLES 2465 Trade Center Way 239-592-6006 BONITA SPRINGS 3333 R enaissance Blvd 239-948-9000 Monday Thursday 9 to 6 Friday 9 to 5 Saturday 10 to 5 LIGHTINGWILSONLIGHTING.COMRing In the New Year.Most bells chime. This bell shines. Youll nd the most unique chandeliers at Wilson Lighting. CLUB NOTEScacy group for families with gay or transgender members, meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. The next meeting is Jan. 16. Call 513-4568 for location. The Florida Poetry Club meets for open mic readings at The Norris Center from 4-5 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month. The next meeting is Jan. 14. Members and guests are welcome to enjoy dinner together at Albertos on Fifth afterward. For more information, call Jan Cosner at (440) 554-1144 or email Th e Jewish Genealogy Shared Interest Group meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Jewish Federation of Collier County, 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. All who are interested in getting starting and/or continuing to explore the world of Jewish genealogy are welcome. No experience is necessary. RSVP by emailing The Genealogical Society of Collier County meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker for the first meeting of the New Year will be Ron Benson, who will discuss genetic genealogy, the use of Y-DNA and autosomal DNA to advance your research. Attendance is free and all are welcome. Regular meetings take place on the second Tuesday evening of every month. The society celebrates its 29th anniversary with a dinner for members and their guests on Tuesday, April 8, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. A regular meeting and program will follow and is open to all. For reservations or more information about the anniversary dinner, call 593-4550 or visit www. The Collier County Democratic Club celebrates its silver anniversary with a gala evening and memorial tribute to co-founder Chuck Mohlke the evening of Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Guest speakers will include Allison Tant, chairman of the Florida Democratic Party; Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman, Democratic National Committee; Joe Garcia, U.S. Representative, 26th Congressional District; and Florida Sen. Dwight Bullard of Broward County. VIP admission is $250; general admission is $125. For more information, visit Members and guests of the Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae Chapter of Naples, Bonita Springs and Marco Island will celebrates the sororitys Founders Day with a luncheon beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Naples Yacht Club. Several 50-year Thetas will be honored, and guests will hear from Peggy Post, director of the Emily Post Institute and author of numerous etiquette books. For reservations or more information, call Mary Lynn Myers at 431-5434 or email Zonta Club of Naples invites members and visiting Zontians to its monthly meetings at Brio at Waterside Shops at noon on the first Tuesday of each month. The next meeting is Jan. 7. Cost is $17. For reservations or more information, call Erica Vanover at 434-1112. Leann BurkholderFinancial 694 Goodlette Rd. N. Naples, FL 34102 Join us for our presentation Social Security: Your Questions Answered. Well discuss: income plan? When: Jan. 14, 2014 6:00-7:30 pm Where: Edward Jones Oce 694 Goodlette Rd. N. Dinner will be served.Call Sharyn at 239-263-2767 by Jan. 9th to reserve your seat for this event. Do You Have Social Security Questions? Youre InvitedCompany Background investments that emphasize a well-balanced portfolio and a NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DEC. 26, 2013-JAN. 1, 2014 A25

PAGE 26 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 26, 2013-JANUARY 1, 2014 Pets of the Week>> Annie Oakley is an outgoing 5-month-old kitten who loves her podmates and would be right at home with another cat. Her adoption fee is $55. >> Dawn is 2-year-old coonhound mix who needs a family that can keep up with her and love her forever. Her adoption fee $75. >> Loretta is a 9-month-old American pit bull terrier who is great on a leash and loves playing outside. Her adoption fee is $75. >> Savannah is a happy, loving 2-year-old cat who cant wait to meet her new best friend. Her adoption fee is $55.To adopt or foster a pet Dogs and cats adopted from Humane Society Naples come with vaccinations, sterilization surgery, ID microchip and 30 days of health insurance. Visit the animals ready for adoption at the main shelter at 370 Airport-Pulling Road N. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday), or at the satellite adoption center at Coastland Center during mall hours. Call 643-1555 or visit for more information. Going inside the canine brain BY KIM CAMPBELL THORTONUniversal UclickWe often see news stories of pets who have trekked hundreds of miles to get back home after becoming lost. How do they do it? Science is still trying to answer that question. Migratory animals use magnetic fields, scent cues and orientation of the sun, but the navigational ability of dogs and cats has been little studied. Its known, however, that they have mental mapmaking skills, good observational abilities, and fantastic senses of smell and hearing, and those capabilities no doubt play a role in allowing them to find home, even from someplace theyve never been. Researchers at Emory University used functional MRI to capture brain images of 13 alert, unrestrained dogs. During the scans, the dogs, who were trained to willingly enter the MRI machine and remain still, watched a person giving hand signals indicating whether the dog would or would not receive a treat. According to the research, published by PLOS One, most of the dogs had a positive response in the caudate region of the brain associated with decision-making, motivation and processing emotions when signaled that they would receive a hot dog. The research lays the foundation for exploring canine neural biology and cognitive processes.Interspecies video chatIf you miss interacting with Rover or Ruffles when youre at work or on vacation, the PetChatz two-way petcam is for you. The unit, which should be available in early 2014, allows owners to call pets, talk to them and even dispense treats from a hidden compartment. Pets can learn to respond to the ring, but whether they recognize the person on the screen is a matter of conjecture. But Lisa Lavin, a veterinary technician and co-developer of the device, says whats important is the boost to an owners emotional welfare. Dog research has human benefitsA researcher at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine has identified the gene that causes a condition in Weimaraners known as spinal dysraphism. Its an inherited neural tube defect that causes the dogs to bunny hop with their back legs instead of moving normally. Dr. Noa Safra, whose findings were published in July 2013 in the journal PLoS Genetics, says the disease could be eliminated in the breed once a DNA test for the mutation is developed. The discovery also has benefits for human medicine. University of Iowa pediatricians who collaborated in the study found the same gene to be mutated in children with spina bifida. PET TALES 1892 Trade Center Way Naples, Fl 34109 Ph:(239)596-8282 Fax:(239)513-9055 www.alohanaples.comOur 25th Year in NaplesTitanium Heat Pumpsfrom$2,695.00 Weekly Pool Service from $70 a month Titanium Heat Pum p s fr o m $ Before After After Before NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONNEW GRANITE KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS www.countertopsnaples.comCreme Marfil Montana Sky Granite New Bathroom Granite Vanity TopINSTALL, MATERIAL & LABOR 40 SQF MINIMUN INSTALLED IN YOUR KITCHEN INCLUDES MATERIAL & LABORTOPS IN STOCK PRE-CUT WITH SINK OPENING WHILE SUPPLY LAST1892 TRADE CENTER WAY NAPLES, FL 34109239-431-83951892 TRADE CENTER WAY NAPLES, FL 34109239-431-83951892 TRADE CENTER WAY NAPLES, FL 34109239-431-8395 MUST SHOW COUPON MUST SHOW COUPON 45 SQF MINIMUN MUST SHOW COUPONsqf sqf$30.00 $38.00 $99.00


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INSIDEAsk the FoolWhere to look for Wall Streets projections about a companys quarterly reports. B6 Real estate newsHomes for sale and more news from the market. B9, 24-25 CBIA installationA banquet for builders, and more Networking photos. B5, 7-8 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF DEC. 26, 2013-JAN. 1, 2014 THE YEAR IN BUSINESSHertz Corp. will likely be etched in the annals of history as the hero of Southwest Floridas business environment in 2013. The Fortune 500 companys door-opening decision to relocate its New Jersey headquarters to Estero overshadowed any other business transaction in the threecounty region, resonating louder than even the sound of home construction to stagnant gated communities and longempty lots. Ironically, it was the uptick in the housing market, an increase in new-home starts and a just-received text alert about a possible Federal Reserve move to increase mortgage rates that excited Florida Gulf Coast Universitys Gary Jackson, the most last week. Its been a tough year with slow and gradual improvement, says the assistant economics professor in the school s Lutgert College of Business and the director of the Regional Economic Research Institute. But at least theres improvement and were finally seeing economic recovery. Housing construction is picking up and our business climate survey tells us businesses are starting to hire again. The fact the Federal Reserve, which has kept interest rates extremely low and long-term mortgages down, may pull back is a big sign the economy is now strong enough. Dr. Jackson and the majority of local executives responding to the institutes quarterly business outlook survey are not only encouraged by the existing economic picture, 77 percent of them also predict improving conditions in 2014. Headlinegrabbing news like Hertz, expansions by existing businesses even Major League Baseball no doubt have fuel this increased enthusiasm. Were seeing recovery in the business survey, says Dr. Jackson. Its not where we want it to be, but we are seeing itHertzs new hometown headquartersLee County Commissioner Frank Mann called the Hertz Corp.s move to Southwest Florida the largest economic event in Lee Countys history shortly after the commission approved a $4 million incentive package in May that sealed the deal. Hertz, which is operating at a temporary location until its Estero facility is completed in 2015, will bring as many as 700 jobs to Lee County during the next two years. The estimated economic impact of the Fortune 500 companys decision is staggering: the relocation is expected to generate $300 million annually to the Southwest Florida economy while the influx of New Jersey newcomers, their families and newly minted local Hertz employees will create another 1,000 jobs spanning retail to construction. Simply put, executives will create demand for new home construction and patronize local businesses. Hertz alone is spending about $62 million for its new building at U.S. 41 and Williams Road. Hertz is a great example of regional impact, says Dr. Jackson. Many employees will work in Lee County but live in Collier County. It impacts the overall labor pool in the whole region. A really important element here for us and our competitive advantage is the quality of life in Lee, Charlotte and Collier counties.BY NANCI THEORETFlorida Weekly Correspondent Relocations, redactions, renovations and other events that shaped the 2013 scene STATE OF FLORIDA / COURTESY PHOTOHertzs Chairman and CEO Mark Frissora, Gov. Rick Scott and Lee County Commission Chairman Larry Kiker broke ground on the new location of Hertzs corporate headquarters in Estero to create near 700 jobs for Florida families.SEE BUSINESS, B4 Olde Naples Seaport $1.190 Million Bua/Bua-Bell 239.595.0097 MLS#: 213002423 Bellezza at Mediterra $1.595 Million Bua/Bua-Bell 239.595.0097 MLS#: 212027872 EMILY K BUAESTATE AGENT Direct 239.659.6115 Emily@JohnRWood.comTADE BUA-BELLBROKER ASSOCIATE Cell 239.595.0097 www.JohnRWood.comOur Experience CountsOUR EXPERTISE SELLS

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Valentines Day engenders heartfelt thoughts of protecting and providing for those we love. Through the year, the letters from my readers range from their likes/dislikes to corrections and admonishments. These letters are well received by me. I am grateful for those who regularly read my column, hold me to my money and investing task, and take the effort to cogitate, formulate, articulate and communicate their reactions. I am so appreciative for my diverse readership. Most recently, in response to a column that I wrote on the economic dislocation caused by the Obamacare roll out, a reader wrote and debated some elements of my column. Beyond that, I was brought to a pause by some of her well expressed money attitudes. Her core point was that in our giving, daily business transacting and attitudes toward government action, we really do need to think of others and not just ourselves, not just our immediate family and not just the loves of our lives.Here is what she wrote about obesity of the spirit, printed with her permission:When you take more than your share, it causes obesity. Too bad we dont have a visual. It would make all of us check our behavior. I, too, fight these tendencies every day. The rise in health care for my small business began long before Obamacare was a reality. My only real comfort knows my fellow Americans will also have care. My anger is directed to those who would profit excessively to exploit the present situation, and I fear there is really a lot of that going on.So who is taking more than their fair share? Is it the medical profession; by and large the answer is no; by and large, doctors, nurses and hospitals are not being overpaid. In fact, they might be underpaid relative to the service that they provide; the amount of costly education required, the surrender of personal free time in order to fulfill unseen responsibilities: off hours phone calls; hospital on-calls; research and professional studies; and contributions to the community, etc. For my part, I long held a gross generalization that doctors had a cushy life and earned excess profits. And perhaps that was true throughout the 1980s. After eyeopening discussions with doctors, especially a local oncologist who shared his allconsuming schedule that has characterized the entirety of his profession, my perspective changed. Beyond his practice owning him, there are rigors, stresses, business liabilities, never-ending fear of patient lawsuits and pressure to remain abreast of medical advancements. The overall cost/ benefit in these professions has changed, such that fewer and fewer doctors are graduating from medical school and many are leaving traditional private practice and opting for concierge practices that allow them the time and freedom to pursue a total health solution for patients.So who, in my estimation, suffers from obesity of the spirit? It is unfashionable to label government as exploiting health care for gain, as the current administration wants recognition for trying to do something good for all citizens. However, when governments (supposedly) best intentions are poorly executed, planned, require extravagant budgets and widely acknowledged mistakes are not fixed, it collectively translates into governments obesity of the spirit. Some who are exploiting health care for excess gain include those grossly overpaid (at $350 million plus) to build the Obamacare website and failed to deliver and certain career politicians who passed the (non) Affordable Care Act without having read/comprehended its contents and implications prior to its passage. I often reflect on my deceased fathers generous behavior to loved ones, fellow corporate employees and to the masses of the less fortunate. As a fatherless teen during the Depression, he went to work after high school graduation as a mail runner for Equitable Life (now part of AXA). The head of the legal department took a liking to my father and convinced the Equitable to pay for his night college and law school education at Fordham in NYC. My father was ever indebted and in years ahead, despite many Wall Street law firms continuous offers at substantively higher pay, my father was allegiant to Equitable for the entirety of his career. After corporate work hours, he gave free legal services to any widow as he recalled the dire circumstances of his widowed mother and those less fortunate no obesity of the spirit there. Not everyone is merry this holiday season; some are without employment, housing, encouragement, dreams, education, etc.If we can still find ways to limit our obesity of the spirit and keep our eyes open to find ways to financially help our fellow man in our everyday life, we might find better solutions than what our already obese government mandates and, so often, is incapable of executing. Unfortunately for some, the recent increased taxation of individuals will most likely curb their generosity and charitable giving. The reality is that there are fewer after-tax dollars and the government grab has a way of squelching many a generous spirit. Jeannette Showalter, CFA is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems. Find her on Facebook at Jeannette Showalter, CFA. 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Tourism, big business in Florida with a record 89.3 million visitors in 2012 and an economic impact of more than $67 billion, also factored into the decision, meaning plenty of opportunity for long-term sustained growth for Hertz and the region.A break from ObamacareLocal large employers rejoiced after implementation of a provision in the Affordable Care Act was delayed a year. The mandate requires companies with 50 or more employees to provide government-approved health insurance or pay a new $2,000 federal penalty per fulltime employee who acquires federallysubsidized insurance, in essence a tax for failure to offer acceptable insurance. Opponents claimed the Obamacare mandate, now delayed until 2015, would discourage business growth by creating disincentives for companies to expand beyond 50 employees and forcing them to use contractors or outsource work. Locally, the provision would affect more than 1,000 businesses, including 617 in Lee County and 375 in Collier. Figures were not readily available for Charlotte County. The threat of the impending edict, however, has already caused some local downsizing. Several companies have replaced full-time employees with two part-timers to offset their future liability.Upgrades for the Twins Not to be outdone by their World Series co-spring breakers, the Minnesota Twins followed the Boston Red Soxs lead in demanding better Grapefruit League accommodations in Fort Myers. Although not quite as steep as the $78 million price tag for JetBlue Park, the Twins spring training facilities at Hammond Stadium and the Lee County Sports Complex are undergoing a twophase $48.5 million project funded by bed taxes paid by hotel guests. Work began in October. The Twins and their fans have made the annual spring pilgrimage to Fort Myers since 1991, injecting more than $47 million into Lee Countys economy each year. With the approval of the upgrades, the team has signed a 30-year lease to remain at the stadium, which also serves as the teams center for year-round player development operations and is home to the clubs Florida State League franchise affiliate Fort Myers Miracle. The project, planned for completion by the 2015 session, includes renovations to the minor league clubhouse, expanded seating capacity from 8,000 to 9,300, new parking facilities, playing and agility fields, a new retail store and improvements to concession areas, restrooms and premium seating options and a clubhouse expansion. A new residential player development academy will create a year-round, multidiscipline training center for players and staff.Eastern expansionNaples-based Arthrex created 300 jobs this year, most of them at its new $25 million state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in eastern Collier County, where production lines started to hum in late summer. The company, which specializes in medical and surgical implements for orthopaedic surgery, makes more than 7,500 types of devices. With an average salary of $60,000 and jobs ranging from entry level to senior engineers plus a four-year training program for first-class machinists, Arthrex is changing the demographic and economic profile of eastern Collier. The 190,000-square-foot includes 160,000 square feet of high-tech manufacturing equipment, two 8,000-square-foot clean rooms and second-floor offices. Company officials have already hinted at plans for another 120,000-sqaurefoot building in Ave Maria but have declined releasing additional details as construction is still a year away.The impact of impact feesReduce impact fees and they will come seems to be the mantra of local counties looking to grow development by slashing the one-time charge accessed to construction projects that create a strain on public infrastructure and services. During the height of Southwest Floridas building boom, counties doubled and tripled their impact fees to offset the impact a growing population and commercial projects placed on local roadways, parks, libraries, police and fire departments. Charlotte County commissioners have waived all non-transportation fees since 2010 and voted in June to decrease road fees 6.45 percent. A high-turnover sit-down restaurant built in 2009 would have paid $10,005 in across-the-board fees. Today, a similar project is assessed $5,446 for its impact on local roads. Single-family home fees range from $1,726 in the countys urban areas and Englewood fire district to $8,896 in more rural areas. In March, Lee County voted to reduce fees 80 percent for two years in hopes of stimulating development. The new fees, effective until March 15, 2015, range from about $2,400 to $2,900 for a singlefamily home depending on fire district down from $12,000. Collier County, which assessed up to $25,000 in fees covering a dozen services, has also reduced impact fees. Dont bank on itThe Royal Palm Bank of Naples and First Community Bank of Southwest Florida, which collectively operated 10 branches, joined the regions list of local bank failures. Royal Palms three locations were closed Saturday, July 20 by the Florida Office of Financial Regulation and reopened the following Monday as branches of First National Bank of the Gulf Coast. The following month, the FDIC ordered the closure of First Community and is affiliated Community Bank of Cape Coral. St. Petersburg-based C1 Bank acquired and reopened First Communitys seven locations. BUSINESSFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOBarack Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the White House in March 2010.COURTESY PHOTOA rendering of the upgrade at Hammond Stadium, spring trianing home of the Minnesota Twins and home of the Fort Myers Miracle.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 26, 2013-JANUARY 1, 2014 BUSINESS B5 Phone: (239) 425-6000 Fax: (239) 425-6001 P.O. Box 60151, Fort Myers, FL 33906 Pinebrook Park, 12995 S. Cleveland Ave., Suite 219, Fort Myers, FL 33907WOODYARD & ASSOCIATES, LLCCOMMERCIAL REAL ESTATELicensed Real Estate Brokerwww. wa-cr .com 239-425-6000 Sales & Leasing Buying Opportunities Development Opportunities Real Estate Tax Appeals LOOKING FOR RESULTS?Woodyard Associates Delivers. Tom Woodyard Todd Holman J. Fred Burson Gloria Hooper Paula Davis-Gnagey Paul J. Meador Tamra Ellsworth Happy Holidays from NETWORKINGThe Membership Directors Association of Southwest Florida at Roys in Bonita SpringsLike us on / NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ Toni Novak, Vicki Stephenson and Gianna Ferrell Laura Pelletier, Joan Bilson and Donald Sawin Tish Sargent, Sheryl Tatum and Ann Marie Ashline Alicia Galuppo, Daniela Jacob, Sara Seidler James and Sue Weber Melissa Hansen and Jennie Taylor Joan BIlson, Sandy Cotter, Lisa Wilson and Debbie LohanCOURTESY PHOTOS Hear the pros on whats ahead in national and regional marketsThe Southwest Florida chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants presents Outlook 2014, an overview of the national and regional economic and capital markets, at Hodges University on Jan. 7 at the Fort Myers campus and Jan. 8 at Naples campus. The program will run from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Attendees can earn two CPEs toward various professional certifications. Speakers include Andrew Hill, president and co-founder of Andrew Hill Investment Advisors, and Aysegul Timur, Hodges University professor of economics. A roundtable discussion moderated by John Cox, president and CEO of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, will follow their presentations. Mr. Hill, a chartered financial analyst and a former CPA and senior portfolio manager for several regional trust banks, has been interviewed on CNBC, FOX and numerous local networks discussing financial issues and conservation issues. He has been active with the Hodges University Presidents Council, Conservancy of Southwest Florida and the Estuary Conservation Association. He is a past president of the Naples Financial Analysts Society. Professor Timur received her doctoral degree in economics from the University of South Florida, and both her masters and bachelors degrees in business administration from the University of Istanbul. Her areas of specialization include business policy and organizational development, quality control, statistics for strategic planning, health (especially pharmaceutical pricing) and international economics. A faculty member at Hodges University since 2000, she is also a management consultant and corporate trainer for local companies. Mr. Cox was named president and CEO of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, the largest of 25 chambers in the five-county Southwest Florida region, as well as president of the Leadership Collier Foundation and The Partnership for Colliers Future Economy, in July 2013. Johns career in economic and community development began in the early 1990s in metropolitan Atlanta, Ga. Prior to coming to Naples, he served as president and CEO of the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Cabarrus Economic Development Corporation in the Charlotte, N.C., metro area. For reservations or more information, visit

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Others would like to see consumers spend more instead of saving, to boost revenues of businesses.We should think of ourselves first, though, as we need to provide for ourselves and our families. Most of us, after all, will be relying on ourselves for much of our retirement income. Crunching a few numbers can help you see how well youre doing. If you think that socking away $5,000 per year for 25 years will be enough to provide for your retirement, consider this: Even with 10 percent annual returns, that would grow to only about $540,000, which will give you $21,600 if you make a conservative 4 percent annual withdrawal.If you average just 7 percent growth, it will total less than $340,000, offering a firstretirement-year income of $13,500. Trying to live on such sums is probably a stretch for many people, even with Social Security income. (And most people wont have socked away $5,000 annually for 25 years, anyway.)An old rule of thumb has been to save and invest 10 percent of your income each year, but those starting late or those who would like to be more secure in old age should aim significantly higher. You can try out different retirement saving-and-investing scenarios at and more and investing better is the best path to prosperity. The sooner you start, the better off youll be in the long run. Visit to learn how to grow your money effectively or read The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John Bogle (Wiley, $16). Global Double-CrossingGlobal Crossing was one of my stupidest investments. I lost five grand between the tech boom of the 1990s and the tech bust of 2000. I believed all the companys hype about laying down fiber-optic cables around the world. N.S., onlineThe Fool Responds: Well, Global Crossing did have a network of fiber-optic cable. But that never stopped it from posting many years of net losses. The company failed spectacularly in 2002, as it filed for bankruptcy protection after having once been valued at more than $80 billion. It emerged from bankruptcy in 2004 with new shares old shares became worthless, leaving those investors out of luck, as often happens with bankruptcies.As recently as 2011, when Level 3 Communications bought Global Crossing, a Fool analyst noted: Like its new parent, Global Crossing hasnt produced a single quarter of profitability. The company, which boasts $1.1 billion in net debt, managed just $82 million in free cash flow over the trailing 12 months.When investing, try to separate a companys grand visions and projections from its actual accomplishments and financial performance. Favor competitive advantages and profits. Target This Stock for Your PortfolioDiscount retailer Target (NYSE: TGT) lost some steam last month after costs related to its expansion into Canada took a toll on its third-quarter earnings. That created an opportunity for buy-to-hold investors.Target now has 124 stores open in Canada (along with roughly 1,800 in the U.S.), which should help accelerate its earnings growth. Theyre expected to contribute as much as 10 percent of profits by 2017. Moreover, research from Morningstar indicates that the retailer is on track to generate $100 billion in sales that year, up from $75 billion this year. The companys strategy in recent years has been to compete against peers with low prices but also to focus on design more than they do, bringing in brand-name designers to create special merchandise lines. Targets Thanksgiving shopping results were strong, per company reports.Not everything is rosy, though, as sales arent growing at a blistering pace, its profit margins have shrunk in recent years, and the company does face able competition.Patient investors should be rewarded over the next few years. Target has paid a dividend for 46 years, upping it by a hefty 19 percent in June. The stock recently yielded 2.7 percent. Thats encouraging, as dividend stocks tend to outperform nondividend-paying stocks over the long run.As Targets long-term investments pay off and the economy rebounds, the retailer is poised to profit. Founded in New York City in 1837, I began publishing my Blue Book, Americas first mail-order catalog, in 1845. Im known for jewelry, which generates about 90 percent of my sales, but I also offer timepieces, silverware, china, crystal, stationery, fragrances and more. In 1878, a fancy 128.54-carat yellow diamond was named after me, and Picassos daughter Paloma has designed for me. I have about 275 stores worldwide. I took in $4.98 on my first day and now rake in close to $4 billion annually. I dont serve food, but many associate me with a particular meal anyway. Who am I? (Answer: Tiffany)Projections Are GuessesQWhere can I find Wall Streets projections for a companys upcoming quarterly report? 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Kn ow S e nd it t Trivia on b e enter ed for a nift y pr w in BUSINESS MEETINGS A Job Search Support Group meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at or visit Consultants from the Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University are available at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, 2390 Tamiami Trail N., every Thursday. To make an appointment for a free session, call Suzanne Specht at 745-3704. The first Wake Up Naples of 2014 for members of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce starts at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the Hilton Naples. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is the mornings sponsor. Guest speaker is Jeff Butzke, president of the Southwest Florida Soccer Foundation. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Sign up at The Center for Nonprofit Excellence at Hodges University presents Developing a Fundraising Strategy, a workshop for board members and staff of nonprofit organizations, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at Hodges U., 2647 Northbrooke Drive. $35. Call Marian Klink at 513-1122, ext. 6284, or email cne@ The Leadership Collier Foundation Alumni Association hosts Richard Broome, executive vice president of corporate affairs and communications for the Hertz Corp., as guest speaker at a luncheon from 11:30-1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the Professional Development Center, 615 Third Ave. S. $15 for alumni, $20 for others. Sign up at www.napleschamber. org/events. The Collier Building Industry Association holds its next business mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at Executive Electronics of Southwest Florida, 28741 S. Diesel Drive in Bonita Springs. $15 for members, $25 for others. Sign up by calling 436-6100 or visiting at (no walk-ins). Business After Five for members and guests of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at The Hotel Escalante, 290 Fifth Ave. S. $8 for members, $25 for others. Sign up at The Council of Hispanic Business Professionals holds its next networking meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at McCormick & Schmicks in Mercato. Call 449-8668 or email Plans are underway for the 2014 East Naples Business Expo and Taste of the Expo from 2-6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at new Hope Ministries on Davis Boulevard. Sponsors are Minto Communities, The Arlington and Windstar on Naples Bay. The associations next regular networking meeting takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard. For more information, call Shirley Calhoun at 435-9410 or Natalie Anguilano at 643-3600, or visit www.


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PAGE 36 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 26, 2013-JANUARY 1, 2014 Celebrating 34 Years of Service in Southwest Florida Whats all that White Stuff? It could be Rugose Spiraling White ies! NETWORKINGThe 2013 Distinguished Public Service Awards Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce hosts ceremony at Hilton Naples Like us on / NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events t han we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLYGreg Speers and Jerry Sanford Len Egdish and Jennifer Edwards John Cox and Brenda OConnor Lori Lou Waddell and Cheryl McDonnell Brian Hawkins, Dr. Karen Locklear and Joe Frazier Howard Isaacson, Manny Garcia, Patrick OConnor and Joe Cox Dan Summer, Hon. Janeice Martin and Erika Hinson Joel Kessler, Guy Blanchette and Blase Ciabaton Sheriff Kevin Rambosk and Trevor Peterson Walter Kopka and Diane Smith Join Central Bank in Supporting the Naples YMCA ReBuild January 30, 2014, 5:00 7:30 pm4099 Tamiami Trail N #100, Naples, FL 34103RSVP by January 24th ~ (239)430-2500100% of Proceeds go to the YMCA ReBuild It FundWine and hors doeuvres featuring Chef Brian Roland of Crave Culinaire


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All renderings, pricing, specications, and information is subject to changeDante DiSabato, Broker AssociateEncore Realty, LLC2240 Venetian Court, Naples, FL Cell: 239.537.5351 Forest Lakes | 163 Forest Lakes Blvd., #1012 Bedroom, 2.5 Baths. 1189 sq. with detached garage, courtyard home. Great investment opportunity. Centrally located within Naples. $178,500 Olde Naples | 241 7th Avenue NorthOlde Naples Single Family New Construction. 7 homes from the beach! 5,069 sq. A/C space with 3-car garage. 4 bedroom + den, 5.5 baths and cabana unit. Resort style pool with separate outdoor kitchen. $4,287,000Moorings | 3170 Crayton RoadMoorings Single Family New Construction. Large corner lot with yard! 4,106 sq. A/C space with 3-car garage. 3 bedroom + den, lo, 4.5 bath. Huge pool, outdoor kitchen and expansive back yard. Optional cabana. $3,075,000Marbella Lakes | 6610 Marbella Dr.Located in Marbella Lakes. 2,439 sq. single family home. Hurricane impact glass, room for pool. 3 bedroom + den, 3 bath with southern exposure. $484,900 Location Location Location!NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY DECEMBER 26, 2013-JANUARY 1, 2014 REAL ESTATE B17 and thought-provoking ways, she says. We are a family at McQuaid, and each agents success makes this family stronger. From its start as a small department within the real estate company, McQuaid Marketing & Promotions has turned into a full-service marketing organization with several outside clients, including, but not limited to, Bayfront Naples and its commercial tenants. The company is also responsible for creating and executing Rockin on the Bay and its sister concerts, Rockin at Riverside Park, Rockin on the Beach and Rockin on the Range, Tales from a Shark with Barbara Corcoran, the Stone Crab Festival and several events for the Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples. In 2014, McQuaid Marketing & Promotions will handle the 31st annual Taste of Collier food festival and host the first Naples to Naples Italian Festival. MCQUAIDFrom page 9 PEGGY FARREN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Tiffany McQuaid addresses the crowd at Tales from the Shark Tank, an event her compaqny promoted with Barbara Corcoran earlier this year at Bayfront.


13,809 associates. 646 oces. 51 countries worldwide. 20 locations along the Gulf Coast.Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. E ach oce is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. 11/25/13. THE VILLAGE ..4300 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Suite 100 Naples, FL 34103BROAD AVENUE .bb.bb390 Broad Avenue South Naples, FL 34102FIFTH AVENUE .bb.tnn500 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 505 Naples, FL 34102MARCO ISLAND .b.760 North Collier Boulevard, Suite 101 Marco Island, FL 34145ESTUARY SALES CENTER ..bt1220 Gordon River Trail Naples, FL 34105THE GALLERY .f.4001 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 102 Naples, FL 34103 RENTALS ..bb1395 Panther Lane, Suite 200 Naples, FL 34109VANDERBILT .fb.bb325 Vanderbilt Beach Road Naples, FL 34108BONITA BAY SALES CENTER .bf.f26951 Country Club Drive Bonita Springs, FL 34134MERCATO SALES CENTER .fb.b9123 Strada Place, Suite 7125 Naples, FL 34108THE PROMENADE .bt.b26811 South Bay Drive, Suite 130 Bonita Springs, FL 34134SANIBEL .bn.nf1640 Periwinkle Way, Suite 1 Sanibel, FL 33957VENICE b.b.400 Barcelona Avenue Venice, FL 34285PLAZA AT FIVE POINTS b.b.b50 Central Avenue, Suite 110 Sarasota, FL 34236CAPTIVA .f.ftbn11508 Andy Rosse Lane Captiva, FL 33924 LONGBOAT KEY b.t.f517 Bay Isles Parkway Longboat Key, FL 34228CLEARWATER nn.ftf.321 Indian Rocks Road North Belleair Blus, FL 33770LAKEWOOD RANCH b.n.fb8141 Lakewood Main Street, Suite 101 Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202SOUTH TAMPA t.n.ftt202 South Moody Avenue Tampa, FL 33609 1 2 3 1 Port Royal 77 5 Galleon Drive Rick Marquardt 239.289.4158 $7,995,000 2 Sarasota 91 6 Indian Beach Drive Joel Schemmel 941.587.4894 $12,900,000 3 Park Shore 4215 Cr ayton Road Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $4,995,000 4 The Moorings Ad miralty Point #701 Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 $3,950,000 4 Like. @PremierSIR Pin.@PremierSIR Tweet.@PremierSIR Watch.@SothebysRealty

PAGE 47 Port RoyalSurrounded by water, this elite residential community has direct deepwater access to Naples Bay, Gordon Pass and the Gulf of Mexico. Exclusive Port Royal Club memberships are for residents only. Old Naples Aqualane ShoresVintage cottages, contemporary mid-rises and majestic manors are interwoven among lush, mature ora in Old Naples. Just south is the community of Aqualane Shores with waterfront estates on deepwater canals that connect to Naples Bay. Coquina Sands The MooringsThese quiet, tree-shaded neighborhoods are a mix of single-family homes and condominiums; some enjoy waterfront access on Moorings Bay, Compass Cove, Venetian Bay and Hurricane Harbor. The Moorings has a private golf and country club. 1251 Galleon Drive K a ren Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 p $11,495,000 3595 Gin Lane Ruth Trettis 239.571.6760 $7,950,000 3750 Rum Row John Sekely 239.404.7272 $7,290,000 3999 Rum Row Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 $6,350,000 1060 Galleon Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $5,650,000 3060 Green Dolphin Lane Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 $4,695,000 OLD NAPLES 602 5th Avenue South #201 Gar y L./Je/Becky Jaarda 239.248.7474 p $2,195,000 OLD NAPLES 1075 5th Street South Vi rginia/Randy Wilson 239.450.9090 $1,375,000 OLD NAPLES 1085 5th Street South Vi rginia/Randy Wilson 239.450.9090 $1,375,000 OLD NAPLES Buttonwood #538 Caro l Sheehy 239.340.9300 $330,000 ROYAL HARBOR Oyster Bay Chesapeake Landing #2 Pa trick/Phyllis ODonnell 239.250.3360 $179,900 OLD NAPLES 705 11th Street South Beth McNichols 239.821.3304 $175,000 AQUALANE SHORES 2022 5th Street South K a ren Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 p $5,250,000 OLD NAPLES 210 11th Avenue South Ka ren Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 $4,450,000 OLD NAPLES 596 3rd Street North Ce line Julie Godof 239.404.9917 $4,195,000 OLD NAPLES 282 1st Avenue North Ce line Julie Godof 239.404.9917 $3,995,000 OLD NAPLES 605 Palm Circle East Deb bi/Marty McDermott 239.564.4231 $3,775,000 AQUALANE SHORES 251 Aqua Court Vic kie Larscheid 239.250.5041 $3,650,000 AQUALANE SHORES 1540 4th Street South Ruth T rettis 239.571.6760 p $2,950,000 OLD NAPLES 391 4th Avenue South Ma ry Catherine White 239.287.2818 $2,749,000 OLD NAPLES 391 4th Avenue South Ma ry Catherine White 239.287.2818 $2,599,000 OLD NAPLES 602 5th Avenue South #301 Gary L./Je/Becky Jaarda 239.248.7474 $2,295,000 ROYAL HARBOR 2650 Tarpon Road Mi chael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $2,250,000 ROYAL HARBOR 1570 Chesapeake Avenue Tom /Tess McCarthy 239.243.5520 $2,200,000 THE MOORINGS 2571 Windward Way M i chael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 p $5,900,000 THE MOORINGS 1831 Crayton Road Mi chael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $3,995,000 COQUINA SANDS 1720 Gulf Shore Blvd. North Tom Gasbarro 239.404.4883 $3,075,000 THE MOORINGS 255 Bay Point Mi chael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $2,975,000 COQUINA SANDS 740 Coral Drive Fa hada Saad 239.659.5145 $2,495,000 THE MOORINGS 368 Hawser Lane Ch ris Yanson 239.450.7584 $2,175,000 THE MOORINGS Gramercy #6N J e Cox/Ed Cox 239.777.0078 p $2,000,000 THE MOORINGS Westgate #S-8 Mi chael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $1,695,000 THE MOORINGS Gramercy #N-5 Sh aron Kaltenborn 239.248.1964 $1,650,000 THE MOORINGS Martinique Club #401 Beth McNichols 239.821.3304 $1,250,000 COQUINA SANDS Embassy Club #203 Ca rolyn Weinand 239.269.5678 $995,000 THE MOORINGS Naples Continental #516 Le ah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 $769,000 THE MOORINGS Lausanne #312S John D Amelio 239.961.5996 p $665,000 THE MOORINGS Royal Palm Club #203 Ry an Nordyke 239.776.9390 $649,450 THE MOORINGS Royal Palm Club #308 L a rry Roorda 239.860.2534 $549,000 THE MOORINGS Madrid Club #5-D P a t Duggan/Rhonda Dowdy 239.216.1980 $529,000 THE MOORINGS Commodore Club #506 Ro b in/Tim Weidle 239.370.5515 $399,000 THE MOORINGS Harborside West #306 L a rry Roorda 239.860.2534 $339,000

PAGE 48 Pelican BayPelican Bay is home to many distinctive neighborhoods, comprised of single-family estate homes, towering high-rises and a wide spectrum of coach homes and villa enclaves. Its set amidst hundreds of acres of natural habitat, with large lakes and preserves. Discover all of Naples nest amenities here. Private golf and club memberships. North NaplesNorth Naples boasts beautiful beaches, ne dining, shopping and essential amenities. Single-family homes, villas and towering high-rises dot the landscape. Public and private golf courses, water sports, tennis and more. Pelican MarshPelican Marsh is located in North Naples, 1.5 miles from some of the nest beaches on Floridas West coast. Inside this exclusive, gated community, enjoy tennis, tness, spa facilities and more. Sophisticated shopping and dining are just blocks away at Mercato. Or, take in a show at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts. 9033 Terranova Drive T r ish Lowe Soars/Barbi Lowe 239.213.7227 p $1,775,000 9134 Troon Lakes Drive Terri Moellers 239.404.7887 $749,000 Osprey Pointe #201 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $639,000 Seville #921 Terri Moellers 239.404.7887 $475,000 Ravenna #102 Kim/Dean Rose 239.404.7203 $375,000 Clermont #202 Cheryl Turner 239.250.3311 $364,900 Cap Ferrat #PH11 Jutta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 239.659.5113 p $4,699,000 St. Raphael #1109 Jean Tarkenton 239.595.0544 $1,695,000 7030 Greentree Drive Janet Rathbun 239.860.0012 $1,495,000 708 Heathery Lane Jutta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 239.659.5113 $975,000 713 Heathery Lane Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $895,000 504 Bay Villas Lane Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 $750,000 5924 Chanteclair Drive Heidi Deen 239.370.5388 p $684,000 Marbella #705 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $675,000 St. Raphael #G-14 Friley Saucier 239.293.3532 $649,000 St. Vincents #15 Amy Atherholt 239.592.6343 $595,000 Lugano #104 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $525,000 St. Lucia #402 Ann M. Nunes 239.860.0949 $519,000 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 7641 Ponte Verde Way Dav e /Ann Renner 239.784.5552 p $829,000 TIBURON Bolero #503 Ri chard/Susie Culp 239.290.2200 $699,000 THE DUNES The Dunes #206 Jennif er/Dave Urness 239.273.7731 $659,000 CROSSINGS MILL RUN 2036 Timberline Drive Deb bi/Marty McDermott 239.564.4231 $645,000 ISLAND WALK 5117 Inagua Way Dina L Moon 239.370.1252 $560,000 THE STRAND 5803 Persimmon Way Ryan Batey 239.287.9159 $499,000 TIBURON 2531 Escada Court Ju l ie Rembos 239.595.1809 p $3,250,000 PELICAN ISLE Aqua #610 John D Amelio 239.961.5996 $1,950,000 PELICAN ISLE Residences III #1005 Su zanne Ring 239.821.7550 $1,850,000 PELICAN ISLE Aqua #605 John D Amelio 239.961.5996 $1,845,000 TWINEAGLES 11864 Hedgestone Court John D Amelio 239.961.5996 $1,725,000 OLDE CYPRESS 2743 Olde Cypress Drive Jane B ond 239.595.9515 $1,595,000 TIBURON 2718 Metallist Lane Ju l ie Rembos 239.595.1809 p $1,399,000 QUAIL CREEK 12997 Coco Plum Lane Ri ck Marquardt 239.289.4158 $1,244,900 THE DUNES THE GRANDE PRESERVE Grande Geneva #T-3 Jennif er/Dave Urness 239.273.7731 $1,100,000 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 2132 Laguna Way Dave /Ann Renner 239.784.5552 $999,000 AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB 213 Charleston Court Ro xanne Jeske 239.450.5210 $970,000 THE DUNES THE GRANDE PRESERVE Grande Geneva #404 Jennif er/Dave Urness 239.594.1700 $925,000 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 1850 Mission Drive Dav e /Ann Renner 239.784.5552 p $449,000 THE STRAND Turnberry Woods #704 J u tta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 239.659.5113 $425,000 OLDE CYPRESS 3094 Santorini Court Sandr a McCarthy-Meeks 239.287.7921 $409,900 QUAIL WEST 6665 Edgecumbe Drive Katie B enham 239.222.2268 $299,000 VICTORIA LAKES Victoria Lakes #C-104 P a trick OConnor 239.293.9411 $145,000 PALM CREST Palm Crest #121 V i ctoria Clarke-Payton 239.692.1065 $129,895

PAGE 49 Park ShoreGlistening beachfront towers, bayside mansions and nely crafted inland homes make Park Shore the perfect blend for desirable living. Enjoy superlative shops and bistros at The Village on Venetian Bay plus beach and boating amenities. Grey OaksGrey Oaks 54 holes of award-winning golf serve as the centerpiece in this heart-of-Naples community interspersed with luxurious single-family estate homes of a grand scale and elegant villas. Bay ColonyBay Colony is the very denition of privileged living. From the beachfront high-rises to the golf course estate homes to the villas in quiet alcoves, this is luxury living at its best. Golf and beach club memberships. 1235 Gordon River Trail Sam Hei tman 239.537.2018 p $6,995,000 1271 Osprey Trail Carolyn Weinand 239.269.5678 $5,699,999 1245 Gordon River Trail Melissa Williams 239.248.7238 $4,795,000 1456 Anhinga Pointe Dan Guenther 239.357.8121 $3,200,000 1516 Marsh Wren Lane Melissa Williams 239.248.7238 $1,985,000 2056 Isla Vista Lane Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 $1,670,000 1227 Gordon River Trail Dan Guenther 239.357.8121 p $1,500,000 1231 Gordon River Trail Melissa Williams 239.248.7238 $1,500,000 1212 Gordon River Trail Melissa Williams 239.248.7238 $1,300,000 2095 Rivoli Court Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 $1,285,000 2606 LErmitage Lane Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 $1,249,000 Traditions #101 Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 $875,000 377 Cromwell Court Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.213.7227 p $6,295,000 Trieste #1104 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $2,495,000 Trieste #505 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $1,995,000 Salerno #301 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $1,695,000 Marquesa #202 Sandra McCarthy-Meeks 239.287.7921 $1,269,000 Mansion La Palma #302 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $995,000 Solamar #1506 Sandra McCarthy-Meeks 239.287.7921 p $724,500 The Savoy #206 Ann Marie Shimer 239.825.9020 $649,900 Villas of Park Shore Anne Killilea/Marion Bethea 239.285.1292 $645,000 The Savoy #205 Sarah Theiss 239.269.0300 $550,000 Allegro #22 Marlene Suarez 239.290.0585 $549,000 Park Shore Resort #335 Bill Duy 239.641.7634 $195,000 508 Turtle Hatch Road Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 p $1,295,000 Venetian Villas #500 Patrick ODonnell 239.250.3360 $995,000 Allegro #12E Marlene Suarez 239.290.0585 $975,000 Park Shore Tower #6B Angela R. Allen 239.825.8494 $975,000 Tropics #231 Carol Sheehy 239.340.9300 $950,000 Meridian Club #202 Tess/Tom McCarthy 239.207.0118 $749,000 Regent #5-N Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.213.7227 p $5,500,000 Enclave #20 Amy Becker/Leah Ritchey 239.272.3229 $4,795,000 320 Neapolitan Way Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $4,500,000 370 Devils Bight Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $2,750,000 Aria #401 Ed Cox/Je Cox 239.860.8806 $2,750,000 Provence #403 Marion Bethea/Anne Killilea 239.571.5614 $2,495,000 Brittany #1606 Leah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 p $2,495,000 Provence #1101 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $2,295,000 Le Ciel Venetian Tower #603 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $2,047,000 Park Plaza #700 Sherree Woods 239.877.7770 $2,025,000 Brittany #305 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.213.7227 $1,675,000 527 Devils Lane Cheryl Turner 239.250.3311 $1,375,000

PAGE 50 Naples & SurroundsWith sun-drenched sugary-sand beaches, stretching over 10 miles, temperate year-round weather and abundant shing and boating activities, Naples has been a natural attraction for auent travelers and sun seekers from around the world for decades. WYNDEMERE 104 Water Oaks Way K a thryn Hurvitz 239.290.0228 p $399,000 BERKSHIRE LAKES 34 Hastings Place Su san R. Payne 239.777.7209 $360,000 VICTORIA PARK 9703 Oxford Street Pa trick OConnor 239.293.9411 $360,000 MARBELLA LAKES Marbella Lakes #201 Ryan Nordyke 239.776.9390 $348,500 CARRIAGE CIRCLE 3125 Carriage Circle Me lissa Proctor 239.784.8582 $339,900 LELY RESORT Ole #9905 Mi chelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $257,900 Vanderbilt BeachVanderbilt Beach is home to The Ritz-Carlton, trendy shops, cafes and a host of retail establishments. Single-family homes, luxurious beachfront and waterfront condominiums and mid-rise living are found here. BERKSHIRE LAKES 7524 Berkshire Pines Drive K a thryn Hurvitz 239.290.0228 p $255,000 PIPERS GROVE Pipers Grove #102 Beth McNichols 239.821.3304 $179,900 WYNDEMERE Commons #304 Su san R. Payne 239.777.7209 $179,500 NAPLES BATH TENNIS Naples Bath & Tennis #B Ca rolyn Weinand 239.269.5678 $174,000 EAGLE CREEK Stonegate #202 ML M eade 239.293.4851 $149,000 MARCO SHORES 153 Queen Palm Drive Angeli ca Andrews 239.595.7653 $132,132 Strada Residences at MercatoLive a lifestyle that puts a world of shopping, dining and entertainment within walking distance of home. These 1-, 2and 3-bedroom condominiums are spacious, lavishly appointed and fully-amenitized examples of ultra-chic living at one of Naples best addresses. The Strada #7502 B a rbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.213.7227 p $1,250,000 The Strada #7416 Mary Kavanagh 616.957.4428 $1,139,000 The Strada #7406 Mary Kavanagh 616.957.4428 $599,000 The Strada #5311 Mark Leone 239.784.5686 $549,000 The Strada #7309 Mary Kavanagh 616.957.4428 $425,000 The Strada #7409 Mary Kavanagh 616.957.4428 $415,000 Regatta II #403 Jennifer/Dave Urness 239.273.7731 p $888,885 385 Willett Avenue Dina L. Moon 239.370.1252 $849,000 Phoenician Sands #301 Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 $820,000 Vanderbilt Gulfside #104 Pat Callis 239.250.0562 $799,000 467 Seagull Avenue Celine Julie Godof 239.404.9917 $625,000 Regatta III #302 Jennifer/Dave Urness 239.273.7731 $559,000 WYNDEMERE 264 Edgemere Way East K a thryn Hurvitz 239.290.0228 p $565,000 WYNDEMERE 910 Wyndemere Way Gary L./Je/Becky Jaarda 239.248.7474 $529,000 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES 390 17th Street NW Marl ene Suarez 239.290.0585 $499,000 HAWKSRIDGE The Colony #1304 Beth McNichols 239.821.3304 $462,500 WYNDEMERE 20 Golf Cottage Drive Ka thryn Hurvitz 239.290.0228 $450,000 WYNDEMERE 183 Edgemere Way South Ka thryn Hurvitz 239.290.0228 $449,900 NAPLES CAY The Seasons #1803 B a rbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.213.7227 p $6,450,000 ISLES OF CAPRI 24 Pelican Street West Lau ra/Chris Adams 239.404.4766 $2,950,000 LIVINGSTON WOODS 6720 Hunters Road Ba rbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.213.7227 $2,350,000 NAPLES CAY Baypointe #503 Li nda Perry/Judy Perry 239.404.7052 $1,525,000 LOGAN WOODS 5271 Mahogany Ridge Drive Fa hada Saad 239.659.5145 $1,150,000 ISLES OF CAPRI 79 Pelican Street West Bil l Duy 239.641.7634 $999,000 BANYAN WOODS 5000 Rustic Oaks Circle C a rolyn Weinand 239.269.5678 p $995,000 HAMMOCK BAY Lesina #801 Da rlene Roddy 239.404.0685 $949,000 NAPLES CAY Club at Naples Cay #1102A Dave /Ann Renner 239.784.5552 $875,000 WYNDEMERE 167 Edgemere Way South Kathry n Hurvitz 239.290.0228 $699,900 VINEYARDS Vista Pointe #3606 Amy Atherholt 239.592.6343 $635,000 WYNDEMERE 882 Wyndemere Way Ka thryn Hurvitz 239.290.0228 $595,000

PAGE 51 Sanibel, Captiva & SurroundsLong beloved for their white-sand beaches, prolic seashells, and ora and fauna, the Islands provide a haven for families, vacationers and those who simply enjoy a slower pace of life. From condominiums to resorts to villas to cottages, the Islands are the perfect refuge for living year-round or as a getaway in the sun. Fiddlers CreekFiddlers Creek is a master-planned community oering luxury residences, resort-style living, golf and access to a full-service marina. Marco IslandGraced with miles of powder-white sand beaches, Marco boasts luxurious real estate, shopping, dining, entertainment and a bounty of recreational activities from boating and shing to golf and tennis and more. 9314 Chiasso Cove Court M i chelle Thomas 239.860.7176 p $1,275,000 8948 Cherry Oaks Trail ML Meade 239.293.4851 $639,000 Cascada #202 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $589,000 Varenna #204 Michael/Maureen Joyce 239.285.6275 $399,000 8533 Pepper Tree Way Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $395,000 Cherry Oaks #101 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $384,900 Marengo #204 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 p $379,000 Laguna #101 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $339,000 Laguna #102 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $299,000 8434 Bent Creek Way ML Meade 239.293.4851 $265,000 Deer Crossing #203 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $225,000 4534 Cardinal Cove Lane Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $198,000 Island Sands #C505 Dave Flowers 239.404.0493 p $450,000 Commodore Club #102 Roe Tamagni 239.398.1222 $395,000 291 Flamingo Circle West Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 $375,000 Crows Nest #309 Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 $339,900 394 Collier Blvd. North Roe Tamagni 239.398.1222 $329,000 750 Colliler Blvd. North Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 $250,000 1955 Sheeld Avenue Laura/Chris Adams 239.404.4766 p $679,000 680 Inlet Drive Paul Strong 239.404.3280 $649,000 624 Waterside Drive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 $599,000 Villa Del Mar #205 Sherrie Pfeer 239.734.0539 $599,000 South Seas Tower I #1209 Helga Wetzold 239.821.6905 $559,000 651 Inlet Drive Paul Strong 239.404.3280 $499,000 870 Sea Dune Lane Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 p $3,500,000 860 Sea Dune Lane Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 $3,450,000 851 Eubanks Court Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 $2,700,000 Belize #1104 Brock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 $1,949,000 470 Renard Court Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 $1,650,000 71 Hickory Court Helga Wetzold 239.821.6905 $1,595,000 Royal Marco Point I #17 ML Meade 239.293.4851 p $1,495,000 1781 Barbados Avenue Gwen Tolson 847.208.2754 $1,399,000 123 Landmark Street Brock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 $1,295,000 616 Waterside Drive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 $1,200,000 1678 Mcilvaine Court Paul Strong 239.404.3280 $1,175,000 Dela Park Place #307 Cullen Shaughnessy 239.248.3978 $694,000 CAPTIVA 16682 Captiva Drive J a ne Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 p $11,900,000 SANIBEL 2543 Tropical Way Court J a ne Reader Weaver 239.850.9555 $1,100,000 SANIBEL Sundial #O302 Cind y Sitton 239.810.4772 $750,000 FORT MYERS 1 Island St epha nie Bissett 239.292.3707 $749,000 FORT MYERS BEACH Island Reef Club #103 St epha nie Bissett 239.292.3707 $380,000 CAPE CORAL 5227 27th Place SW St epha nie Bissett 239.292.3707 $269,900

PAGE 52 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB24 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 26, 2013-JANUARY 1, 2014 www.JackiStrategos.comJacki Strategos GRI, CREN, SRES, e-Pro239-370-1222JStrategos@att.netRichard Droste Like a single family home. 1,880 s.f. New roof, large kitchen. 2 car garage. Mystic Greens Ground Level NO MANDATORY FEESOutstanding in every way. 4 BR/3 BA, stunning views, large lanai w/pool & spa.8998 Lely Island Circle $644,900 NEW PRICE8998 Lely Island Circle Lely ResortLovely end unit overlooking lake. New to Market 2 BR/2 BA offered turnkey. Carport.8998 Lely Island Circle $644,900 GREAT NAPLES LOCATIONFountains 55+ Community House Hunting:Find luxury in every detail of this home in the Caprini community of Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. Water views complement the architectural details throughout. The buyers of this home will be able to select the final interior finishes to their taste and still have the home move-in ready this season. The villa home has three bedrooms plus den, 3 baths, a gourmet kitchen and a spacious lanai with an entertainment area and outdoor kitchen. The home encompasses 3,174 air-conditioned square feet and 4,072 total square feet, including a threecar garage. Miromar Realty has the listing for $1.245 million. For more information or to arrange a showing, call 425-2340 or visit 18291 VIA CAPRINI DRIVE MIROMAR LAKES BEACH & GOLF CLUBCOURTESY PHOTOS Barrier system protects homes from mold-spawning moistureLondon Bay Homes Capriano, a fourbedroom villa model in the Lucarno neighborhood at Mediterra, exemplifies the ultimate in maintenance-free living. Lawn and landscaping services are provided through the homeowners association, and the use of a state-ofthe-art moisture barrier system protects the home against future mold issues and structural damage caused by moisture intrusion. The Capriano was constructed using the BEP Blue Barrier system a liquidapplied house wrap that keeps moldspawning moisture and humidity out and cooled air inside. According to company CFO Stephen Wilson, London Bay Homes incorporates the barrier into the construction of all of its luxury homes in Southwest Florida. Floridas rainy season and high humidity create many challenges for builders, Mr. Wilson says. We have specialized materials designed to withstand strong winds and hurricanes, but we lacked a superior product to protect the building envelope against water and air intrusion and mold growth. Nail-applied house wraps are better than not using any type of protection on the building envelope, but there are flaws in the construction process, he says. Such house wraps are easily damaged during construction and are not as effective at seams and at the transitions to windows and doors, he says, adding the nails used to install the system create many holes where water can penetrate as well. Water damage and mold is a big problem in the harsh climates of South Florida, says Jon MacDonough, president of MAC Contractors, a longtime London Bay trade partner. By the time the issue is evident to the homeowner, the damage can be quite expensive and the home might be out of warranty. The areas around the perimeter of windows and doors, mechanical penetrations in the structure, along with transitions of rooflines and other exterior details pose prime opportunities for water intrusion if not properly addressed during the construction process. Mr. MacDonoughs company and London Bay Homes worked together to field test and create viable long-term solutions. Mr. MacDonough also enlisted Tampa-based Dominus Innovation, a firm specializing in building and marine coatings, and developed a liquid-applied air and moisture system for buildings using state-of-the-art technology. The liquid-applied material, which can also be sprayed on, enables the applicator to fill all difficult areas that could not be addressed with conventional house wraps. The product even contains a fungicide and mold-resistant additive, uses environmentally friendly components with low-volatile organic compounds and increases a homes energy efficiency. London Bays use of the blue wrap was featured in an issue of the trade magazine Waterproofing. In the magazine, Mr. MacDonough noted that Florida lacks consistent residential building codes addressing water intrusion and waterproofing and praised London Bay Homes for taking the initiative to protect its homeowners from future problems. The Capriano is the first home in Mediterra built with the blue wrap. With interior design by Romanza Interior Design, the home has 4,402 square foot under air and a total of 5,974 total square feet, including a two-car garage and an outdoor living room with a summer kitchen. The model is priced at $2.106 million, fully furnished. London Bay Homes is the exclusive builder in Lucarno, a European villageinspired neighborhood of 71 lakefront villa homes ranging from 2,500 square feet to more than 4,000 square feet. Home and homesite packages in Lucarno are priced from the $800,000s. Planned for fewer than 950 homes, Mediterra has more than 1,000 acres dedicated to open space with golf, parks and nature preserves. All of the communitys amenities are membership-owned. Available home designs in Mediterra include single-family estate homes and singlefamily villas priced from the $700,000s to more than $7 million. The entrance to Mediterra is on Livingston Road two miles north of Immokalee Road in North Naples. For more information, call (866) 954-8939 or visit The interior of the Capriano is by Romanza Interior Design.COURTESY PHOTOSIncluding the outdoor living area and two-car garage, the Capriano encompasses almost 6,000 square feet.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 26, 2013-JANUARY 1, 2014 REAL ESTATE B25 REAL ESTATE ROUNDUP Timothy Savage and Andrew Arreola of the Gulf Coast International Properties Old Naples office, and Bob Melvin, broker associate of the GCIP office in Boca Grande, attended the recent Luxury Real Estate Fall Conference at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, in Atlanta. Mr. Arreola received the Significant Sales Award for selling an Aqualane Shores beachfront home for $16.465 million. According to GCIP, it was the highest priced sale in the history of Aqualane Shores. Gulfshore Homes has completed building No. 4 in the Ravenna neighborhood of Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. All six of the buildings condominium residences are occupied, according to Steve Watt, president of the Bonita Springs-based builder. The residences were priced from the $600,000s to the $800,000s. There are two condominiums per floor, with first-floor homes having two bedrooms and three baths and secondand third-floor homes having three bedrooms and three baths. Each home includes a two-car garage and an elevator.For sales information about Gulfshore Homes in Ravenna, call the Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club sales center at 425-2340 or visit The Creek Course at Fiddlers Creek has been ranked among Golfweek Magazines Top 100 residential golf courses in the United States for nine consecutive years. For the newest rankings, the Arthur Hills-designed, par 72 course was among 3,000 courses reviewed by more than 700 course raters from across the United States on criteria including overall strength of routing, feature shaping, natural setting, greens, variety and memorability of holes, conditioning and maintenance, landscape management and statistical data. Since opening in February 2002, the Creek Course at Fiddlers Creek has been named one of Americas 100 Premier Properties by Links Magazine and of Americas Top 100 Golf Communities by Travel + Leisure Golf Magazine. Fiddlers Creek residents can join The Golf Club and The Tarpon Club, which caters to the beach and boating lifestyle. A limited number of non-resident annual and seasonal memberships with term date flexibility are available at both The Golf Club and The Tarpon Club. In other news at Fiddlers Creek, Lennar Homes has completed a new Laurel inventory home at the single-family village of Runaway Bay. With almost 3,700 square feet of air-conditioned living space, the two-story Laurel is the largest residence offered at Runaway Bay. Its three bedrooms, four baths and a study are situated around a family room; there also is a formal living and a second-floor bonus room with wet bar and bath. The model also has the pool/spa package and a summer kitchen. Base price of the Laurel is $712,990. The new inventory home is priced at $899,365. Runaway Bay is a village of 98 singlefamily homes along The Creek Golf Course in Fiddlers Creek. The entrance to Fiddlers Creek is off Collier Boulevard between Naples and Marco Island. For more information, call 732-9300 or visit www.fiddlerscreek. com. The Club at Mediterra has been named one of Americas Healthiest Clubs, ranking it among the top 10 percent of private clubs for its commitment to fitness and wellness for members and staff. Mediterra now qualifies for inclusion as one of 2013s Top 100 Healthiest Clubs in the country. The Top 100 Healthiest Clubs is a program of Prevo Health Solutions, a California firm specializing in workplace wellness, member usage, retention and recruitment for the club industry. Clubs are scored in five categories: fitness, nutrition, staff, members and facilities. Clubs that score 800 points or more on a 1,000-point scale qualify as a healthy club. An on-site visit in September generated a 70-page report that called Mediterras number and diversity of fitness classes exceptional and cited the fitness centers use by 65 percent of all members as astounding. The report also recognized the clubs food and beverage department for offering diverse menus and healthy options, including gluten-free and heart-healthy dishes, and dubbed the community a trendsetter for introducing a bocce league, creating a virtual fitness program and being among a handful of private clubs offering the MyZone heart monitoring system and integrated body composition. The Club also hosts wellness programs, offers on-call sports psychologists and physical therapists, and sponsors open house clinics. Our members tell us that our approach to wellness is fundamental to their quality of life and one of the primary reasons they joined, Tom Wallace, Mediterra CEO and general manager, says. Americas top 100 clubs will be announced during the Club Managers Association of Americas annual conference in February. The entrance to Mediterra is off Livingston Road in North Naples. For more information, call (866) 954-8939 or visit Send real estate news to cpierce@ COURTESY PHOTO Hole #17 at Fiddlers Creek.COURTESY PHOTO Construction of a 300-foot boardwalk has been completed at Villa Palmeras, a new gated development by Neal Communities in Estero. The boardwalk connects the north and south ends of the community, which is on Three Oaks Parkway just south of Corkscrew Road. Elevated 5 to 10 feet above the ground, the boardwalk crosses over two tributaries of the Estero River, offering residents leisurely strolls along the flora and fauna of the communitys natural preserves. A kiosk provides an ideal location for photography, observation of nature or a quiet spot for conversation. There is also access from the boardwalk to the Villa Palmeras Coconut Club with heated pool, spa and grill area. Prices in Villa Palmeras start in the low $200,000s. For more information, call (855) 806-5149 or visit at PHOTOS D.R. Horton has completed its newest model in Sorrento, one of the builders newest communities in Bonita Springs. East of I-75 off Bonita Beach Road, Sorrento will have 152 carriage homes upon build-out. Prices are from the low $200,000s for homes that range from 1,402 square feet to 1,661 square feet. Community amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center and resort-style pool. For more information, visit COMBINING TASTE, VALUE & FINE CRAFTMANSHIP. THATS THE KEY TO A GREAT CUSTOM HOME. TURNKEY SERIES HOMES*Lot priced separately The Frey family of companies has been building exquisite custom homes in Southwest Florida since 1972. We are now pleased to move that long tradition of excellence, pride and expertise south to Marco Island. 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PAGE 54 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB26 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 26, 2013-JANUARY 1, 2014 41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Pkwy. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$200,0001 FIDDLERS CREEK COTTON GREEN 3758 Cotton Green Path Drive $299,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty ML Meade 239.293.4851>$300,0002 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD CYPRESS HAMMOCK 9560 Cypress Hammock Circle #102 $379,000 PSIR Roxanne Jeske 239.450.52103 FIDDLERS CREEK MONTREUX 3765 Montreux Lane #104 $398,000 PSIR ML Meade 239.293.48514 FIDDLERS CREEK SERENA 3176 Serena Lane #102 $399,000 PSIR ML Meade 239.293.4851 5 FIDDLERS CREEK COTTON GREEN 3770 Cotton Green Path Drive $399,000 PSIR ML Meade 239.293.4851 >$400,0006 OLD NAPLES PIERRE CLUB 1222 Gordon Drive #11 $439,000 PSIR Debbi/ Marty McDermott 239.564.4231 7 FIDDLERS CREEK CHERRY OAKS 9087 Cherry Oaks Trail #202 $495,000 PSIR ML Meade 239.293.4851 8 MERCATO THE STRADA 9123 Strada Place From $498,500 PSIR Call 239.594.9400 Open Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm & Sunday 12-8pm >$500,0009 WYNDEMERE VILLA FLORESTA 204 Via Napoli $549,000 PSIR Kathryn Hurvitz 239.290.0228 10 WINDSTAR SOMERSET 2217 Paget Circle $580,000 PSIR V.K. Melhado 239.216.6400 11 FIDDLERS CREEK CASCADA 9054 Cascada #201 $595,000 PSIR ML Meade 239.293.4851 >$700,00012 WYNDEMERE THE LODGINGS 186 Edgemere Way South $725,000 PSIR Catherine Bordner 239.560.2921 13 CASTELLA 24011 Via Castella Dr. #2104 $769,000 Engel and Vlkers Thomas Ostrander 860.304.103714 PARK SHORE 3940 Crayton Road $795,000 PSIR Joe Garabed 239.571.570015 PARK SHORE VISTAS 4651 Gulf Shore Blvd. North #1906 $799,000 PSIR Ed/Jeff Cox 239.860.8806 16 THE DUNES GRANDE PRESERVE 280 Grande Way From $799,000 PSIR Call 239.594.1700 Open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm>$800,00017 THE COLONY AT PELICAN LANDING FLORENCIA 23851 Via Italia Circle #1105 $825,000 Engel and Vlkers Thomas Ostrander 860.304.103718 VANDERBILT BEACH CONNERS 385 Willett Avenue $849,000 PSIR Jon Vollmer 239.250.9414 19 THE COLONY AT PELICAN LANDING FLORENCIA 23850 Via Italia Circle #1702 $859,000 Engel and Vlkers Thomas Ostrander 860.304.1037>$900,00020 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD WOODMONT 10681 Wintercress Drive $989,000 PSIR Jack Despart 239.273.7931>$1,000,00021 PARK SHORE 508 Turtle Hatch Road $1,295,000 PSIR Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 22 BONITA BAY TAVIRA 26951 Country Club Drive From $1,306,000 PSIR Call 239.495.1105 Open MondaySaturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm 23 OLD NAPLES 1075 5th Street South $1,375,000 PSIR Virginia Wilson 239.450.9090 24 LUCARNO AT MEDITERRA 16642 Cortona Lane $1,479,000 John R Wood, Realtors Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.009725 OLD NAPLES VILLAS AMALFI 285 2nd Avenue South $1,649,000 PSIR Debbi/Marty McDermott 239.564.423126 TWINEAGLES 11864 Hedgestone Court $1,725,000 PSIR John DAmelio 239.961.5996 27 MARCO ISLAND KEY MARCO 1167 Blue Hill Creek $1,750,000 PSIR Jim Prange 239.642.1133 28 PELICAN MARSH TERRABELLA 9033 Terranova Drive $1,775,000 PSIR Susan Barton 239.860.1412 29 PARK SHORE HORIZON HOUSE 3951 Gulf Shore Blvd. North #PH2A $1,750,000 PSIR Ruth Trettis 239.571.6760 30 PELICAN ISLE AQUA 13675 Vanderbilt Drive #610 $1,950,000 PSIR John DAmelio 239.961.5996 Also Available: #605 $1,695,000>$2,000,00031 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1220 Gordon River Trail From $2,049,000 PSIR Call 239.261.3148 Open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm & Sun 12-5pm32 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7117 Pelican Bay Blvd. #1005 $2,295,000 PSIR Jean Tarkenton 239.595.0544 Other Residences Available from $995,000 $1,695,00033 AQUALANE SHORES 1540 4th Street South $2,950,000 PSIR Ruth Trettis 239.571.6760>$3,000,00034 ESTATES AT GREY OAKS 2955 Bellflower Lane $3,195,000 John R Wood, Realtors Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0097>$4,000,00035 PORT ROYAL AREA LITTLE HARBOUR 224 Little Harbour Lane $4,875,000 PSIR Steve Smiley 239.298.4327 Florida Weeklys Open Houses 2 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 19 8 9 12 18 4 3 5 11 7 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 32 33 34 21 35


A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF DEC. 26, 2013-JAN. 1, 2014 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTCSECTION INSIDEBROUGHT TO YOU BY:The High-Rises at Bonita Bay 495-1105 Estuary at Grey Oaks 261-3148 The Strada at Mercato 594-9400 The Village 261-6161 The Gallery 659-0099 Broad Avenue 434-2424 Vanderbilt 594-9494 The Promenade 948-4000 Fifth Avenue 434-8770 Marco Island 642-2222 Rentals 262-4242 Trouble in paradiseTeenage girls are hell in mystery set in Naples. C12 Laughing it upThe Comedy Cabaret to benefit Friends of Foster Children, and more Society photos. C18-21 Just a nipCommemorative flasks were popular gift items back in the day. C14 TheatreZones ninth season, Year of the Composers, opens with Andrew Lloyd Webbers rock musical Whistle Down the Wind on Thursday, Jan. 9, in the G&L Theatre at Community School of Naples. Set in 1959 Louisiana, the story follows the fortunes of a fugitive caught between the prejudice of adults and the innocence of the young. Equity actress Brigid Kegel has been cast as Swallow, the 17-year-old who discovers a mysterious man hiding out in a barn. She is the eldest of three children Brat (Jessica Daniels) and Poor Baby (Elliot Needle) are the other two left in the sole care of Boone after their mother died all too young. When Swallow asks the man in the barn who he is, his response Jesus Christ utter ed in cursing pain suggests to the vulnerable teen that perhaps she has found the savior to reunite her with her mother. Rock musical opens TheatreZone season COURTESY PHOTOS: WARNER BROS., PARAMOUNT PICTURES, DISNEY PICTURES, FOX SEARCHLIGHT; ILLUSTRATION BY ERIC RADDATZ / FLORIDA WEEKLYSEE THEATREZONE, C8 filmsfrenzyEscape holiday stress with a trip to the moviesONE OF THE GREAT THINGS ABOUT THE HOLIday season is spending time with family and enjoying the spirit of giving and togetherness the time of year brings. Conversely, one of the worst things about the holiday season is spending time with your family and having to deflect guilt as well as criticisms about weight and relationship status,BY DAN HUDAKFlorida Weekly Film Critic SEE FILMS, C4


SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSHow not to be a fan girlIn Making a Literary Life, author Caroline See wisely suggests that we reach out to the people we respect with a brief note of admiration. Its a small world, she says, and a good idea to have our names on the minds of people wed like to associate with. Though I appreciated many of her suggestions in the book, I found this particular one hard to swallow. Im naturally reserved, and it goes against everything I believe to flatter a stranger. Still, from time to time I force myself to send fan mail. Most has been met with radio silence. Until recently. For years, I followed the essays of a particular writer in The New York Times and after reading his most recent piece I thought, What the hell? Before I could reconsider, I dashed off a note and mailed it to him. In addition to telling the essayist how much I enjoyed his work, I asked if he would share the name of an artist residency in France he had recently written about. I never expected to hear back. What a treat when, a few weeks later, I received a response from him in the mail. Only I wasnt home to read it. My roommate told me over the phone that an odd-looking postcard had arrived that day. I cant make out the signature, she said, but its from New York. Read it to me. She hesitated. Isnt it personal? I doubt it, I said. She read the card to me over the phone. In it the essayist thanked me for the kind comments I made about his writing and he gave me the name of the residency in France. My roommate reached the last line. Im currently she paused. I cant read this word. It looks like staying. Im currently staying at, she read the name of a famous retreat overseas. See you there, she read at the end. See you there? Well, thats certainly forward, I thought. I smiled a happy little smile and all my natural reservedness disappeared. I decided to write him back that instant. Scribbling the first line that came to mind, I penned something that struck me in the moment as especially witty: But whos watching your cat?? I even included two question marks, because I thought it made me look more casual and fun. The response? Radio silence. When I finally came home from my travels and found the original postcard, the one my roommate had read me over the phone, I immediately saw the mistake. He wasnt staying at the famous retreat overseas. He was applying for it. Which means my second message But whos watching your cat?? had reached him at home, where he presumably was watching his own damn cat. I cringed to think how strange my letter must have seemed out of context. My first instinct was to dash off another note to explain away the weirdness of the cat message, but I knew I was already in too deep. I had crossed the line from respectful admirer to creepy fan girl. All I could do was shake my head. h l i r t c NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 26, 2013-JANUARY 1, 2014 North Naples 1015 Crosspointe Dr. Downtown Naples 261 9th St. S. Fort Myers 7331 Gladiolus Dr. Cape Coral 413 Del Prado Blvd. S., Suite 101 CoolSculpting Available in:Medical Director: Andrew T. Ja e, MD, FAADComplimentary consultations 239-313-2553*Restrictions apply. Individual results may vary.Transform your bodywithout surgery or downtime. BEFORE AFTER Revolutionary Fat FreezingGuaranteed* fat reducing resultswhen you Treat-to-Complete withExclusively at Riverchase: New Bonita Springs O ce Opening...January 6, 2013Now accepting new patients in Bonita Springs.Call 239-444-3201 to schedule your appointment. Free Skin Cancer ScreeningJANUARY 20th8 A.M. TO 12 P.M. New patients only. Must have an appointment. Dr. Roxanna M. Menendez25987 S. Tamiami Trail, Unit 90 Bonita Springs Bonita Bay Golf Course South Tamiami TrailOld 41 Clarkston Dr.Cedar Creek Dr. Pebblecreek Bernwood Pkwy. Bernwood Dr. N. Bay Dr.


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PAGE 60 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 26, 2013-JANUARY 1, 2014 as if you were swatting flies in the heat of the summer. Movies conveniently offer a respite from the ups and downs of holiday drama. Better, this is the time of year in which theaters are packed with potential Oscar nominees and other quality fare, meaning theres a lot of good stuff to choose from when you venture out. But what to choose? Let my list be your guide. When appropriate, Ive included an indication of the films Oscar chances there are some definite must-sees out there for those who want to watch everything prior to Oscar night, which is March 2 (a week later than usual due to the Winter Olympics). If you need a laughAnchorman 2: The Legend Continues might not be as funny as its 2004 predecessor, but in the interest of pure, unabashed silliness, its hard to top. If Will Ferrell and company are too juvenile for you, theres Grudge Match, which pits Rocky vs. Raging Bull, or Sylvester Stallone vs. Robert De Niro, as retired boxers in a rematch 30 years after their last bout. Ive only seen the trailer, but humorous comedic turns from Kevin Hart and Alan Arkin suggest its a movie that doesnt take itself seriously and has fun with its characters. To dazzle your eyesGravity is absolutely breathtaking, a film that literally allows us to see the Earth in a way that no one other than astronauts has ever experienced. Its a visual marvel and a true sight to behold. Director Alfonso Cuaron and his team literally created the technology needed to shoot the film and render it in such an authentic way, in much the same way as James Cameron did with Avatar. Although Gravity lacks the emotion needed for Oscar wins in most major categories, expect it to garner a number of technical awards, such as cinematography and visual effects. Back down on Earth Middle Earth, to be exact theres The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the second part of director Peter Jacksons obnoxious Hobbit trilogy. The story is more purposeful and driven this time around, and the visual effects nicely accentuate the storytelling. This is a flick for those times when you just feel like a fun fantasy adventure at the theater.To punish those around youRecommend Out of the Furnace and/or Homefront, two movies that are equally putrid. Send your worst enemies to either one, or to 7 Ronin, which stars Keanu Reeves as a samurai who sets out to avenge the death of his master. Does that sound like a good movie to you? Didnt think so. The film, which had its release delayed for reshoots, got off to a poor start in Japan and isnt screening for press in the U.S. For a $175 million production, thats not good.To touch your heartThe horrors of slavery arent what many want to think about around the holidays, but the best film of 2013, 12 Years A Slave, is the clear Best Picture, Best Director (Steve McQueen), Best Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyongo) frontrunner and is essential viewing for lovers of American history. Just bring Kleenex and be prepared to be appalled. A few best actress contenders are also in feel-good dramas in theaters now: Emma Thompson plays feisty Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers in Saving Mr. Banks, and Dame Judi Dench is a mother who longs to reconnect with the son she gave up for adoption years earlier in Philomena. Both are solid dramas that come from a place of good and mean well.To let it all flySometimes you just need to release some steam and let loose. Martin Scorseses The Wolf of Wall Street is three hours of Leonardo DiCaprio committing various acts of shocking debauchery (Oscar prospects for the film are still TBD), and Ben Stillers The Secret Life of Walter Mitty follows a loner and dreamer whos forced out into the world on a grand adventure. Both Walter Mitty and the film itself have notable issues, but its message is a good one. To get the kids to shut upWith its songs, humor and two count em, two princesses that little girls will want to be for Halloween next year, Disney Animations Frozen is the best animated film of the year. It will compete with the Japanime film The Wind Rises (opens stateside in February) for the Oscar in the Best Animated Film category. Alternatively, if youve already seen Frozen, theres Walking with Dinosaurs, about a baby dino that saves the day.If you need a great storyThe late 0s hair and costumes, the charismatic performances from Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence, and the captivating con man story told by director David O. Russell all make American Hustle one of the best films of 2013. I predict it will compete headto-head with Years A Slave in most major categories come Oscar time, so its a definite must-see. If your kids are acting like spoiled brats, this will make them thankful for what they haveThe Book Thief is a World War II drama set in Germany that has underperformed at the box office with only $16 million thus far. Yes, its depressing, but its also powerful and well made, as its rare to see a survival story of a young girl (played nicely by Sophie Nelisse) from inside Nazi Germany. With few material possessions, death all around her (literally and figuratively) and barely enough food, shes stripped of all she has and she still finds more than enough to live and thrive. If nothing else, its a nice message during this materialistic time of year. To see what the future looks likeSpike Jonze, the master of existential works with such films as Adaptation and Being John Malkovich, does it again with Her, a futuristic drama starring Joaquin Phoenix as a depressed schmo who has no idea how to be happy. The good news is that he meets and falls in love with Samantha (voice of Scarlett Johansson), and she treats him well. The bad news (maybe) is that Samantha is only a voice on a computer operating system, but does have a personality of her own. The premise is ingenious and plays out wonderfully, with twists we dont expect and an intriguing commentary on what a relationship is and can be. This ones not in theaters until Jan. 10; I put it in my list just to ensure it makes it onto yours. We can expect an Best Original Screenplay nomination for Mr. Jonze, and possibly a actor nod for Mr. Phoenix. For music loversThe Coen Brothers (No Country For Old Men) latest, Inside Llewyn Davis, follows the title character (Oscar Isaac) for a week in 1961 as he sleeps on friends couches and acts like a degenerate. Llewyn is a folk singer dedicated to his art and frustrated that the world hasnt rewarded him financially for it. Nice supporting turns (and songs) from Carey Mulligan and Justin Timberlake make this a unique experience, but arent enough to get us to actually like Llewyn. Its a flawed film that doesnt live up to the Coen Brothers standards, but because of their name, the brothers have an outside shot at a nomination for Best Original Screenplay.Just when you think your family cant get any worseAt least youre not the Weston clan in August: Osage County. The alcoholic father (Sam Shepard) disappears because he just cant take it anymore. The pill-popping mother (Meryl Streep) is vicious with her daughters (Julia Roberts, Julianne Nicholson, Juliette Lewis), and the poor men (Chris Cooper, Ewan McGregor, Dermot Mulroney, Benedict Cumberbatch) who arent exactly peaches themselves struggle to hold it all together. A tough but rewarding drama, this one opens locally Jan. 10. Finally, while Christmas stories get all the attention, New Years-themed movies are few and far between. If youre looking for something to properly ring in 2014, here are two great films that feature a pivotal scene centered on New Years: The Apartment (1960), which stars Jack Lemmon giving the best performance Ive ever seen (yes, ever) as a corporate underling who allows his bosses to use his apartment to carry on affairs, and When Harry Met Sally, in which Billy Crystals Harry wants the rest of his life to start as soon as possible. Happy Holidays! FILMSFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOOscar Isaac and Justin Timberlake star in The Coen brothers Inside Llewyn Davis.PARAMOUNT PICTURESAnchorman 2: The Legend ContinuesFOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES Years A SlaveWALT DISNEY PICTURESFrozenCOURTESY PHOTOBen Stiller in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty


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PAGE 62 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 26, 2013-JANUARY 1, 2014 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Theater West Side Story Tonight through Dec. 29 at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or South Pacific At Broadway Palm Dec. 28-Feb. 15. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm. com. The Santaland Diaries Through Dec. 29 by Florida Repertory Theatre in the ArtStage Studio Theatre, Fort Myers. 332-4488 or Thursday, Dec. 26 Smooth Moves Take a tai chi class from 10-11 a.m. at Naples Botanical Garden. $10 for Garden members, $15 for others. 643-7275 or Village Nights The Village on Venetian Bay presents live entertainment with Fuse Duo from 5-8 p.m. 4200 Gulf Shore Blvd. Thursdays on Third Musicians Rick Howard, Alan Darcy and Greg & Claudia perform along the sidewalks of Third Street South from 6-9 p.m. www. Friday, Dec. 27 Last Laugh Duncan Jay takes the stage at the Old Naples Comedy Club tonight and Dec. 28. 1100 Sixth Ave. S. $15. 455-2844 or www.oldnaplescomedyclub. com. See You at Stans One Love Duo performs from 6-9 p.m. at Stans Idle Hour on Marco Island. 394-3041 or www. Piano Tunes Larry Moss performs from 6-9 p.m. at Capers Kitchen & Bar. 2460 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 431-7138. Live Tunes The Falldowns take the stage at Grumpys Ale House at 8:30 p.m. Patrick Monkey Mitchell is the opening act. 8935 Tamiami Trail N. 566-3200 or Little Bar Jam The Wholetones perform at the Little Bar Restaurant in Goodland on Marco Island. 394-5663 or Saturday, Dec. 28 Farmers Market The Third Street South Farmers Market takes place in the parking lot behind Tommy Bahama from 7:30-11:30 a.m. www.thirdstreetsouth. com. Muck Around Guided swamp walks set out in the wet wilderness behind Clyde Butchers Big Cypress Preserve gallery off U.S. 41 in Ochopee. $50 for adults, $25 for ages 18 and younger. Reservations required. 695-2428 or Biology Day Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples hosts Biology Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 514-0084 or www. Russian New Year Gallery on Fifth and Russian House of Naples host Goluboy Ogoniok (Blue Light) with Russian delicacies and champagne from 6-8 p.m. $35. 9115 Strada Place #5130. 220-7503 or Piano Tunes Lynn Carol tickles the ivories from 6-9 p.m. at Capers Kitchen & Bar. 2460 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 431-7138. Magic Show Freds Food, Fun & Spirits hosts Craig Diamond and his Wild and Crazy Comedy Magic Show tonight, Jan. 25, Feb. 22 and March 22. $39.95 for dinner and the show. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. It Takes Two Pablo Repun Tango hosts a beginners class from 7-8 p.m. and Milogna from 8-11 p.m. $15. 1673 Pine Ridge Road. 738-4184 or www.pablorepuntango. com. Little Bar Jam The Joey Gilmore Band performs at the Little Bar Restaurant in Goodland on Marco Island. 394-5663 or More Tunes Devon Meyers performs at Vandys & 5 Brothers on Marco Island at 11:30 p.m. 1089 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 394-8767. Sunday, Dec. 29 Stretch and Breathe Start the day with yoga from 10-11 a.m. at Naples Botanical Garden. $10 for Garden members, $15 for others. 643-7275 or www. Big Band Southwest Florida Big Band performs a free concert from 2-4 p.m. under the band shell at Cambier Park. 755 Eighth St. 394-047. Monday, Dec. 30 Champers! Decanted Wines hosts a champagne tasting from 5-7 p.m. $15 at the door; $10 in advance. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 434-1814 or Jazz Jam Freds Food, Fun, and Spirits hosts Jebry and friends for a jazz jam from 6-9 p.m. 431-7928. Tuesday, Dec. 31 Tapas Party Sur La Table in Mercato holds a Tapas cooking class at 6 p.m. $69. (800) 243-0852 or Wednesday, Jan. 1 Polar Plunge Big Daves Polar Plunge takes place at 9 a.m. at Lowdermilk Park. Donations benefit Drug Court Kids and PAWS Assistance Dogs. 435-0939. Dancing Under the Stars Mercato presents Great Gatsby Night with the foxtrot and more as part of its Dancing Under the Stars series from 4:30-9:30 p.m. 227-4405 or Coming up Look Whos Laughing Jamie Morgan and Joe Simmons take the stage at Old Naples Comedy Club Jan. 1-4. 1100 Sixth Ave. S. $15. 455-2844 or Garden Tours Naples Historical Society offers guided garden tours of The Norris Gardens at Palm Cottage at 10 a.m. Jan. 2. Reservations required. $10. 261-8464 or Cooks Corner Chef Kristina San Filippo of The Good Life leads the class A Bounty of Seafood from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 2. $65. 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 514-4663 or Live Tunes Mercato hosts national slide guitar champion Kraig Kenning from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 2 as part of its Nights Music Series. Rockin on the Bay A Journey tribute band takes the stage at Riverside Park in Bonita as part of the Rockin on the Bay series from 5:30-9 p.m. Jan. 3. 331-7371 or The Big Top Super Circus Heroes of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus comes to Germain Arena Jan. 2-6. Enjoy Asian elephants, horses, camels and more, plus acrobats, aerialists and clowns. (800) 745-3000 or Improv Comedy The Naples Performing Arts Center hosts Night at the Improv with the WOW Improv troupe from 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 3. Audience participation encouraged. $10 at the door. 6646 Willow Park Drive. 597-6722 or www. Free Concert Rockin at Riverside Park, a free concert to benefit The Immokalee Foundation, runs from 5:30-9 p.m. Jan. 3 at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs. This months show is a Billy Joel tribute. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. 331-7371 or New Years Art Fair The 18th annual Naples New Years Art Fair takes place along Fifth Avenue South from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 4-5. 262-6517 or www. Fashion Benefit Designer Divas Resale Boutique donates a portion of the days proceeds to the Miss Southwest Florida Scholarship fund from 1-4 p.m. Jan. 4. 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 431-6341 or Stage 2 Improv By The Naples Players Jan. 4-26 in the Tobye Studio. 2637990 or Movie in the Park The city of Bonita Springs presents Despicable Me at dusk on Jan. 4 at Riverside Park. Bring blankets or chairs for seating. 949-6262 or Play Auditions The Center for the Arts Bonita Springs holds auditions for The Odd Couple from noon-4 p.m. Jan. 4. Auditions are for six females and two males, ages 30 and older. Callbacks are Jan. 11. 495-8989 or Art Show The 13th bi-annual Estero Fine Art Show is set for 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 4-5 at Miromar Outlets in Estero. Free admission. Jazz it Up! Naples Botanical Garden presents The Rick Howard Trio as part of its Jazz in the Garden series from 2-4 p.m. Jan. 5. 643-7275 or COURTESY PHOTOAbove: The tour of the Broadway revival of West Side Story comes to ArtisNaples for six performances Dec. 26-29. Tony Awardwinning librettist Arthur Laurents Broadway direction is re-created for the tour by David Saint, the associate director on Broadway. The original Jerome Robbins choreography is reproduced by Tony Award-nominee Joey McKneely (The Boy from Oz, The Life). $75-$110. 597-1900 or PHOTOAbove: Ring in the New Year Russian-syyle in an elegant and intimate setting around the Christmas tree and surrounded by candle light from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 28 at Gallery on Fifth in Mercato. Sip champagne and nibble on Russian delicacies while enjoying music and songs of the season. $35. RSVP by emailing PHOTOAbove: The Naples Historical Society invites everyone to enjoy Christmas at Palm Cottage through 4 p.m. New Years Eve. Thousands of lights illuminate Naples oldest house inside and out. Docent-guided tours allow guests to learn more about local history as they walk though the cottage and its Norris Gardens. Hours are 1-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 1-8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. $10 (free for NHS members and children younger than 10). 261-8164 or


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 26, 2013-JANUARY 1, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 CATERING FOR ALL EVENTS Professional Chefs Exhibition Cooking Business and Residential CATERING WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Movie Night The Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs presents a screening and discussion of Shall We Dance beginning at 7 p.m. Jan. 6. $9. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita. org. Day of Adventure Betty Maclean Travel, in partnership with Clive Daniel Home, hosts a day of travel presentations from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 7. 2777 Tamiami Trail N. RSVP required by Dec. 27. 5130333 or Adventures@BettyMacleanTravel. com. Opening Reception The Marco Island Historical Museum hosts an opening for the exhibit Enchantments The Photographic Adventures of Julian Dimock from 5-7 p.m. Jan. 7. Free admission. 180 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island. 642-1440 or Duo Romantico Freds Food, Fun and Spirits hosts A Night in Tuscany, featuring a variety of Italian, Spanish, English, Broadway and Popera songs, on Jan. 8, Feb. 5 and March 14. $39.95 for dinner and the show. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928. Art Alive Art Alliance Naples hosts an evening of artist demonstrations and openings from 5-8 p.m. Jan. 8 in the Naples Art District (north of Pine Ridge Road and west of Airport Road) Free. 821-1061. Cha-Cha for a Cure Gallery on Fifth in Mercato hosts a ballroom dance performance and auction to benefit the American Cancer Society from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 8. 220-7503 or Grenache Glam Decanted Wines hosts The Grenache & Glam Gala from 5-7 p.m. Jan 9. Black and white attire requested. $25. Reservations required. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 434-1814 or Cooks Corner Chef Kristina San Filippo of The Good Life leads a pasta cooking class from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 9. $60. 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 514-4663 or Evening on Fifth Fifth Avenue South comes alive with music, dining and dancing from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 9. www. Legends of Jazz The Center for the Arts Bonita Springs presents Dan Heck and The Legends of Jazz at 7 p.m. Jan. 9. $25 members; $30 non-members in advance; $35 at the door. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita. org. Opening Reception The Naples Depot Museum hosts an opening for the exhibit Celebrating 40 Years by Paul Arsenault from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 10. Free admission. 1051 Fifth Ave. S. 262-6525 or Motown Jam The Sounds From the Park outdoor concert series hosts Motown tunes from 5-10 p.m. Jan. 11 at Sugden Regional Park. Free. Two Keyboards Brian Jones and Bruce Adami perform at the piano and organ as part of the Hyacinth Concert Series at Moorings Presbyterian Church at 5 p.m. Jan. 12. Free. 791 Harbour Drive. 261-1487 or Films for Film Lovers The Center for the Arts Bonita Springs presents a screening and discussion of Kinky Boots at 7 p.m. Jan. 13. $9. 26100 Old 41 Road. 4958989 or Soprano Arias The Naples Opera Society presents guest artist Karin White at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at The Norris Center. Open seating, no reservations; $5 suggested donation. 898-5079. Benefit Event The I Luv Pets Fest takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 18 at Naples Estates benefiting Dogs for Disabled Veterans. Activities include wiener dog races, agility competition, low-cost vaccinations and much more. 774-6741. Submit calendar listings and high-resolution photos to events@floridaweekly. com. Email text, jpegs or Word documents are accepted. No pdfs or photos of fliers. The deadline for calendar submissions is noon Sunday. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY DECEMBER 26, 2013-JANUARY 1, 2014 C11 Located just north of Vanderbilt Beach Road on U.S. 41 Slide Guitar, Singer & Songwriter On the lawn across from MASA and Silverspot CinemaFREE ADMISSION LAWN CHAIRS WELCOME >> Jason Belfort started writing the book on which the movie is based while he was in prison. Also, according to, he has only paid off $11.6 million of his $110 million government ne. Is it worth $10? YesMoney, drugs and hookers are a dangerous combination for anyone. When put in the hands of a hotshot young stockbroker without a conscience, they can be deadly. In the case of Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) in The Wolf of Wall Street, he has a mansion, yacht, private jet, six cars, a steady supply of cocaine and everything else money can buy. Debauchery isnt a habit for him; its a way of life. Jordan is not an easy person to like, but he sure is fun to watch. He doesnt believe in excess, theres no such thing as taking it too far and his hedonism results in antics we enjoy observing. Its the late s, so anything goes. Hes a terrible role model in many ways but, man, does the guy know how to have a good time. Right-hand man Donnie (Jonah Hill), whos socially awkward yet just as big a party animal as Jordan, masturbates in public the first time he sees Jordans future wife Naomi (Margot Robbie), who in all fairness is stunningly gorgeous. Yes men, well-wishers, enablers and moochers surround Jordan and Donnie, but theyre making millions pushing bad stocks, so they dont care. A few people are brutally honest with them: Jordans father Max (Rob Reiner) is a temperamental voice of reason, attorney Manny Riskin (Jon Favreau) gives a few reality checks and, most importantly, FBI agent Patrick Denham (Kyle Chandler) makes it clear hes keeping an eye on Jordan. How did Jordan get this way? His first day on the job he meets Mark (Matthew McConaughey), whom Jordan is impressed to hear earned $1 million last year. Mark takes him to lunch, tells him how the business really works and how to succeed in it. Mr. McConaughey is an absolute treat in these scenes, oozing sleaze and style, complete with puffy hair and a perpetual grin of self-satisfaction. The only shame is that he doesnt return after teaching these important lessons. Director Martin Scorseses (The Departed) film is based on a true story, with the screenplay written by Terence Winter from a book of the same name by the real Jordan Belfort. One imagines, given the source, that theres some embellishment in the craziness of the parties and stories depicted here, but so be it truth is not imperative for the enjoyment of moviegoers. What is important, and at least feels authentic, is the rollercoaster life Mr. Belfort led and how well his story is told. Mr. Scorsese is on top of his game, seemingly every few minutes finding something new for Jordan to take to an extreme. Because Jordan is out of control for so much of the three-hour movie, we often laugh at his craziness, knowing that ribald boys will be boys. In some ways, the film takes a similar structure to Goodfellas, chronicling a lavish life of grandeur that anyone would want followed by a precipitous fall. The regret in the end is not for sins committed, but rather for not covering tracks better so those sins can continue. Watching Jordan, its as if he saw Michael Douglas Gordon Gekko in Wall Street (1987) and said, Thats what I wanna to be! Greed is, indeed, good for a while, but in the end, as it often does, avarice becomes his undoing. Mr. Scorsese doesnt lay it on too thick in condemning Jordan for his misdeeds; doing so would, by extension, throw scorn at the audience for enjoying watching him be so naughty. But the director and longtime editor Thelma Schoonmaker do maintain the proper energy and tempo throughout. The Wolf of Wall Street is full of shocking moments you will not soon forget and a morality thats nowhere to be found. Its an absolute trip. LATEST FILMSThe Wolf of Wall Street t D w W b i CAPSULESAmerican Hustle (Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper) Con man Irving (Mr. Bale) and his partner Sydney (Ms. Adams) are forced to assist an overzealous FBI agent (Mr. Cooper) in sting operations in late 0s New York. Funny, tense and brilliantly acted, the story keeps you guessing and its a helluva lot of fun. One of the best movies of the year. Rated R.Saving Mr. Banks (Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell) Walt Disney (Mr. Hanks) and his creative team endure the difficulties of author P.L. Travers (Ms. Thompson) as they work to adapt Travers Mary Poppins into a movie. The Mary Poppins pre-production scenes are a trip, especially for those who love that film, but Ms. Travers flashbacks to her childhood with her alcoholic father (Mr. Farrell) weigh the narrative down. Rated PG-13.The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage) Bilbo (Mr. Freeman), Gandalf (Mr. McKellen), Thorin (Mr. Armitage) and 12 other dwarves head for a showdown with Smaug, a firebreathing dragon. The action and effects are superb and its a worthy middle installment in this Hobbit trilogy, but its too long and, being the second of three, it lacks a clear ending. Rated PG-13.


FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 WEEK OF DECEMBER 26, 2013-JANUARY 1, 2014 FLORIDA WRITERSTeenage girls are hell in Neapolitan mystery novel Naples: Paradise Can Be Deadly by Diane Ketchan. Tidelow Press. 312 pages. Trade paper $14.95. Diane Ketchams New York journalist A.J. (Agatha Jasmine) Billings is staying real close to her boyfriend, Naples area Congressman James Whit Whitman. The couple is making all the right moves to enhance Republican Party chances in the upcoming elections. There are fundraisers galore, many focused on the re-election of Carson Wicklow, chairman of the governing county commission. Jazz is enjoying her hot relationship with Whit, though shes a bit perturbed at having her identity reduced to the woman in his life. After all, she is or has been an independent somebody. As one might expect in a mystery story, theres trouble in Paradise. A young man has vanished without a trace, leaving his tennis-playing girlfriend, an acquaintance of Jazz, getting nowhere with the local constabulary. They just dont take her missing person complaint seriously. When Jazz tries to help, she too is stonewalled. Whats going on here? Worse, Commissioner Wicklows gorgeous teenage daughter Cara, who has been incarcerated in a hard case private school for troublesome girls (for her own good) is found dead. It looks like suicide at first, but a closer look suggests murder. Whats a somewhat bored, award-winning journalist to do? Check out the secretive school and the teenagers friends, thats what. Why not connect with her boss-editor at the New York paper and get assigned to do a feature on this weird school and the even weirder sorority whose initiation rites are extraordinarily perverse and dangerous? There is one person who is likely to give Jazz the best insights into Cara: her twin sister Chasen, who has been somewhat reclusive since the murder. Yes, I said twin sister. Use your imagination. The tenuous state of Jazzs love life and domestic life is a cause of additional suspense throughout the novel. Her large, diarrhea-prone Labrador retriever is not at all welcome in the condominium where she and Wit live, and confrontations with the condo overlords threaten. And why is Wit spending so much time with Mara, the former stepmother to Wicklows twins? Is it just election campaign business or something more? Jazzs lover is not so much a loverboy now that she is plying her journalistic KetchanRing in the New Year at Waldorf Astoria Naples and choose from a variety of festive options. Enjoy an exquisite buffet dinner in our restaurant off of the Sunset Deck. Dance the night away with our live DJ at Aura, indulge in delicious small plates and sip on bubbly libations from our Champagne Bar throughout the evening. Buffet dinner priced at $125 per person, $62 per child.* For reservations, please call 239.594.6058 475 SEAGATE DRIVE, NAPLES, FL 34103 WALDORFASTORIANAPLES.COM NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION CELEBRATE THE ARRIVAL OF2014 WITH A TOAST ON US EXCLUSIVELY AT THE Promenade Bonita Bay On the Plaza 3rd Street S.New Years Glamour Pre-Owned Womens, Mens & ChildrensDesigner Fashions with Impeccable Style & Sophistication Resale! Consignment! Trade!BCBG | Chanel Tory Burch Gucci Jimmy Choo Louis Vuitton Michael Kors J Crewand many more!At the Shoppes at Vanderbilt2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road #178 | Naples(239) $5.00OFFa Purchase of $50Coupon required at time of purchase. Limit one coupon per day per person. Not valid with any other offers or specials. Expires 1/31/14 FW $10.00OFFa Purchase of $100Coupon required at time of purchase. Limit one coupon per day per person. Not valid with any other offers or specials. Expires 1/31/14 FW Waterfront Dining at Its Best 4360 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Naples 239-263-FISH (3474) shseafoodrestaurant.comLocated on the Bay at Venetian Village 11:30AM 10PM SUN THURS 11:30AM 11PM FRI SAT FISHRESTAURANT $19.95 FIRST SEATING 3-COURSE DINNER4 6PM1/2 PRICE HAPPY HOUR3 6PM


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 26, 2013-JANUARY 1, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C19 Adria Starkey, Myra Janco Daniels and Stacey Herring Lynn Yaeger Davidson, Peggy Irvine, Susan McManus and Monica Baker Linda Hinds, Pam Wilkins and Kim Artis Fe Gutierrez and Jo OReilly Adria Starkey and Lavern Norris Gaynor Nancy Cesar and Jan Morganado Jamie Williams, Kay Bork and Michelle Borders Yvonne Bourk, Ursala Pfahl, Nancy Constantine and Barbie Kellman SOCIETYChampions For Learning celebrates Women Tomorrow Like us on /NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events th an we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ RULE / FLORIDA WEEKLY Melissa Gomez, Elizabeth Garcia and Kristen Porreca Louise Wilmot, Jackie Pierce and Nadine WellsAnne Frazier, Shayln Ormsby and Barbie Kellman

PAGE 76 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 26, 2013-JANUARY 1, 2014 Jillian and Marie Kampf Stacy Lederer, Phyllis and Michael Seaman Vivian Ebert and Cindy Booker Katherin Intriago, Barbara Simon and Samantha Brieva Karen and Russell Anderson Shadow Bill and Barbara Whiteford SOCIETYHoliday fun at Yamron JewelersLike us on /NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events th an we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ WRIGHT / FLORIDA WEEKLY SUE HUFF / COURTESY PHOTOS The 13th annual Comedy Cabaret for Friends of Foster Children of Southwest Shadow Sh d Cory Kahaney, Les Schultzel and Karen Porter Nicole Black and Brian Roland Larry and Pat Vavrek, Dennis and Maribel Slabaugh Darnell and Michelle Scott Sonya and Brian Sawyer Mike and Susan Erb, Claudia and Sam Semaan Nan and Jim Henderson Jane Billings, comedian Ted Alexandro and Tiffany Billings Vicki Sproat with Oivind and Phyllis Jensen


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 26, 2013-JANUARY 1, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 SOCIETYWGCU-TV hosts a Downton Abbey to-do at the Hilton NaplesLike us on /NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events th an we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ WRIGHT / FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOSThe Immokalee Foundations 2013 Charity Classic Celebration Beverly Lundquist, Linda Leatherbury and Sheila Crowley Heather Rantz and Kimberly Woodle Shirley and Dave Hubers Eric and Gina Carver Jill Diaz and Cheryl Lane Louise Penta and Alison Douglas Jan Eveleigh Franchesca and Richard Dodd Peter and Susan Bonanno, Phyllis and Jeff Heller Aristeo Hernandez, Pete Negri and Carlos Gomez Joel Garcia S h i o el G arci a S

PAGE 78 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 26, 2013-JANUARY 1, 2014 OVERWEIGHT? 2590 Northbrooke Plaza Dr., Suite 103, Naples, FL 34119 Located on the corner of I-75 & Immokalee Rd. Naples Weight Loss & WellbeingLose up to 30 lbs in 30 days!CALL 1-800-WEIGHT-LOSS TODAY! $249 CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARSRESOLUTION SPECIAL ON A FOUR-WEEK WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM* Offer includes: Complete comprehensive review of BMI, BMR, total body fat %, waist-to-hip ratio, lean vs. fat body mass, 30-days diet supplements + (3) Laser-Lipo treatments & (1) B-12 shot *Must call before 1/2/14. Must mention Florida Weekly when booking to get offer. PAST REPASTSHere are some capsule summaries of previously reviewed restaurants: Albertos on Fifth, 868 Fifth Ave. S., Naples; 430-1060 Serving Northern Italian cuisine not the heavy, marinara-drenched fare that dominates Italian restaurants in Southwest Florida Albertos is a breath of fresh air. Chef-owner Alberto Varetto hails from Torino and presided over the kitchen of the venerable Sale e Pepe on Marco Island for more than 10 years. Youll find no mass-produced pasta here. Only freshly made ribbons of pappardelle and taglierini are good enough to be laced with Varettos ragouts; only handfolded envelopes of agnolotti, raviolini and tortelloni are worthy of being stuffed with meats, cheeses and herbs. Flavor pairings such as plump sea scallops with lush lobster sauce and sweet onion confit, and salty pr osciutto with sweet roasted pears and peppery baby arugula, are well conceived. If the to-die-for taglierini with pesto and copious amounts of jumbo lump crabmeat is a fair indication, the fresh pasta dishes are not to be missed. Because the portions of each course were so reasonable, we left feeling fully satisfied but not stuffed and eager to return. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed April 2012 Maguro Sushi & Steak House, 895 Wiggins Pass Road, Naples; 591-0003 Easily accessible but not so easy to find, Maguro is worth seeking out. Tucked into an outparcel at the corner of U.S. 41 and Wiggins Pass Road (sharing a parking lot with Bealls, Petco and other big-boxers), Maguro offers well-executed sushi and cooked entrees in one dining room and the full teppanyaki show and meal in another, both drenched in cool blue lights. The drink menu is inventive, too; I particularly liked the lychee martini. As for the food, everything we tasted, from the yellowtail nigiri to the Snow White roll (shrimp tempura and sliced cucumber, seaweed and rice topped with white tuna and unsweetened coconut, finished with spicy mayo and coconut sauce) to the miso soup, vegetable tempura and the shrimp and salmon hibachi combo, was carefully prepared and plated. The coconut bombe with layers of coconut cake, coconut custard and coconut icing proved an excellent finale for two. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed February 2013 Meredays Fine Dining, Naples Bay Resort, 1500 Fifth Ave. S., Naples; 732-0784 The eponymous restaurant of chef/ owner Charles Mereday is a wonder of gracious service, sumptuous surroundings and the inspired cuisine that its creator terms simply American but is so much more. This is a truly superb restaurant, and one that should not be missed. Food is served as multi-course small plates (choose three, four or five courses or sit at the bar and order large or small plates) and changes as seasonal ingredients availability do. I can vouch for the perfectly crafted heirloom red and gold beet salad with grilled ricotta salada, mint and orange segments; superb seared scallops with arugula and parsnip puree; butternut squash ravioli with tempurafried squash blossom; Creole shrimp and cheddar grits; grilled salmon on sweet potato puree; crispy duck leg with wild mushroom risotto; and warm sticky toffee pudding with sweet toffee sauce and brown sugar ice cream. Theres an excellent wine list to choose from as well. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere Reviewed September 2013 Restaurant Bonjour, 2009 Pine Ridge Road, Naples; 566-2275 Where Mimis Cooking once stood, now Restaurant Bonjour does business with Bernard Massuger welcoming guests just as warmly as did his predecessor, Marie-Michelle Rey. Mr. Massuger also offers some of the old favorites, and every dish we ordered was beautifully plated. I can recommend the endive and Roquefort salad with sesame vinaigrette and the smoked salmon with asparagus and crisp baguette slices. Bouillabaisse du Gulf features bay scallops, salmon, shrimp and mussels in a delicate saffron bouillon, accompanied by rouille-slathered bread. Roasted duckling came with an outstanding sundried cranberry sauce that was good enough to drink. Warm creme brulee served as an excellent finish to a satisfying meal. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed June 2013 Texas Tonys BBQ Shack, 4519 Tamiami Trail E., Naples; 732-8392 A side venture of the Phelan family, owners of the locally grown Pinchers Crab Shacks, Texas Tonys is plastered with Lone Star State flags, horseshoes and longhorn antlers. Foodwise, the loaded chopped pork nachos did not showcase the meat as well as it should have, and the boom boom shrimp lost their batter in a sea of spicy cream sauce. But the spice-rubbed baby back ribs had a good, charry bark along the edges, while the meat remained incredibly tender and had the all-important pink smoke ring. A quarter chicken was super-moist, and the meat slipped easily off the bone. Its darkly varnished skin was visible evidence of the restaurants smoker, which uses orangewood a subtle alternative to the stronger hickory or oak. The star of the meal was the Texan, a huge sandwich of super-tender brisket, cole slaw, pickles, onions and barbecue sauce served on Texas toast. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed October 2012 Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor I 239-598-3473 I Corner of Airport & Vanderbilt Happy Hour: 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., daily Sunday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday & Saturday 11:30 a.m.-midnightSHARE THE SEASON You asked for it. We listened. Now featuring avorful American cuisine with shared plates for the table. Agave is the ideal location for families and friends to enjoy together.Open New Years Eve 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. New Years Day featuring Champagne Brunch from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; $35 THE NEWPork Sliders pulled pork, mango slaw, rum barbecue


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 26, 2013-JANUARY 1, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 700 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102 239.659.7008 | www.VerginaRestaurant.comDinner & Party Celebrations at the Star on 5thHappy New YearsVergina, The Taste Youll Never Forget in a Place Youll Always Remember! CALL 239.659.7008 TO RESERVE YOUR TABLE. Credit Card Deposit Required.NEW YEARS DINNER & PARTY STARTING AT 8:00 PM3 COURSES CHAMPAGNE GELE RASPBERRY, BLUEBERRY, BLACKBERRY PRE-FIXE $130 PER PERSONTax 6% & Gratuity 20% will be added to nal bill. NEW YEARS DINNER FIRST SEATING 5:30-8:00 PM3 COURSES GLASS CALIFORNIAN CHAMPAGNE PRE-FIXE $75 PER PERSONTax 6% & Gratuity 20% will be added to nal bill. CUISINEGolden Spoons offer Southwest Floridians little upon which to feastFood lovers looking to dig into the great restaurants of Southwest Florida typically contained in Florida Trends annual Golden Spoon Awards are apt to find themselves still hungry after theyve consumed this years offering. Digesting the slim pickings in the magazines December issue left me with a bad taste in my mouth. As someone whose job it is, I can attest to how tough it is to keep up with all the restaurants in the area whos opened, whos closed, who has a new concept/menu/chef/whatever. So Im not surprised that Florida Trend falls woefully short of the mark in its attempt to have a single person cover the restaurant scene in the entire Sunshine State. Its not possible to do that well and, well, the proof is in the pudding. Here are the local restaurants that made it this year: From Naples: Cafe Lurcat, The Grill (The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort), M Waterfront Grille, Sea Salt and Turtle Club. From Punta Gorda: Perfect Caper. Best New Restaurants: Osteria Tulia in Naples Best Brands (i.e., chains): Bice, Brio, Capital Grille, Flemings, Roys, Seasons 52, Trulucks. Its not that the aforementioned establishments arent worthy. They are. But where, might I ask, are gems such as A Table Apart in Bonita Springs, Sasses in Fort Myers, Incas Kitchen in Golden Gate and my favorite newcomer Meredays Fine Dining in Naples? That said, should you care to learn about the best places to pig out on bacon-wrapped plantains, hog cheeks or other swine-inspired dishes created in Tampa, Miami or Orlando, check out this years Golden Spoons.Familiar faces open HobNob on FifthThe Jolly Cricket shut down a year ago and the choice piece of real estate on which it resided sat empty until last week, when it reopened as HobNob, a sleek, chic space run by people with serious restaurant chops. Michael Hernandez, who owns Handsome Harrys and was one of the owners of Zoes in the spot where HobNob now sits, owns and had a hand in designing the new restaurant. The executive chef is Tony Biagetti, who headed the kitchen at Handsome Harrys for several years. Described as New American, the menu features small plates, such as tuna nachos, shrimp and grits, wild mushroom pizza, grilled artichokes, HobNob deviled eggs and a meze plate (with hummus, tapenade and flatbread). Standard-sized entrees include crispy grouper and chips; wild smoky salmon with tomato, dill and cucumber crema; Myer beef short ribs with lemon risotto, escarole and pine nut gremolata; and orrechietti and white bean with gulf shrimp, escarole, tomato and extra virgin olive oil. Bar bites and small plates run $6-$18; entrees are $18-$52. The restaurant is open 5-10 p.m. every day, with the bar bite menu available until 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Its at 720 Fifth Ave. S. Call 580-0070.Naples Wine Collection opensBrandi and Jason LaFond have opened Naples Wine Collection, a wine-tasting bar and retail store specializing in boutique wines, large formats, wine education, gifts and hosting private events. The store held its grand opening Dec. 13 at the Shoppes at Vanderbilt, 2367 Vanderbilt Beach Road. Its open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and by appointment on Monday. Call 513-0095.A tasting at TonysLarry Stone, a master sommelier, hotelier, restaurateur and now the estates director for Huneeus Vintners, will be on hand for a tasting at Tonys Off Third set for 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10. Mr. Stone was a founder of the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago, general manager and sommelier of Charlie Trotters Restaurant and a founder of Rubicon Restaurant with Drew Nieporent, Robert DeNiro, Robin Williams and Francis Ford Coppola. Among the nine featured wines at the tasting will be The Prisoner, Saldo Zinfandel, Flowers Camp Meeting Ridge Chardonnay, Quintessa and The Prisoner Cuttings Pr oprietary Red. Cost is $40 per person and includes hors doeuvres. Tonys is at 1300 Third St. S. Call 262-7999.Bleu Provence dinnerHave dinner at Bleu Provence between 4 and 9:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, and 10 percent of the proceeds will benefit The Immokalee Foundations mission of building pathways to success for the children of Immokalee. The restaurant will offer entree specials along with its French menu featuring traditional bistro dishes by Chef Lysielle Cariot. Reservations are limited and must be made by calling 261-8239. The restaurant, owned by chef Cariot and her husband, Jacques, is at 1234 Eighth St. S. The Immokalee Foundation offers a range of programs that build pathways to success through college and post-secondary training, mentoring and tutoring and opportunities for broadening experiences, life skills development and economic dependence. Learn more at www. Jasons Deli gives backTo thank the community for 10 years of support, Diana and Scott Willis, owners of Jasons Deli of Southwest Florida, donated more than $5,100 to Naples nonprofits during a Power of Ten celebration on Dec. 3, National Give Back Day. Power of Ten recognized 10 local charitable organizations with 10 percent of the Naples Jasons Deli's sales every Tuesday from mid-September through mid-November. Customers who also added a $1 donation received a free drink card for use during a future visit. Charities that benefited include: NAMI of Collier County, Meals of Hope, PACE Center for Girls, Champions For Learning, Laces of Love Charitable Foundation, The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, ABLE Academy, Angels Undercover of Collier County, The Salvation Army and Childrens Advocacy Center of Collier County.Classes at Good LifeStart the New Year off by learning some new techniques at The Good Lifes cooking classes. Chef Kristina San Filippo has the following sessions planned: Thursday, Jan. 2, 6-8 p.m., seafood dishes ($65); Thursday, Jan. 9, 6-8 p.m., pasta class ($60); Saturday, Jan. 11, noon-2 p.m., weekend brunch recipes ($50); Wednesday, Jan. 15, 6-8 p.m., flavors of Thailand ($60); Thursday, Jan. 23, 6-8 p.m., all about tomatoes ($60); Saturday, Jan. 25, noon-2 p.m., soups and salads ($50); Friday, Jan. 31, 6-8 p.m., canaps, appetizers and small plates ($65). Complimentary wine is served at classes. The Good Life is at 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road. Call 514-4663 for reservations. Send food and dining news to s o s t i Michael Hernandez Naples Wine Collection


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