www.FloridaWeekly.com BETWEEN FLORIDAS PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS, THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE A FLORIDA WEEKLY EXCLUSIVEBY BILL CORNWELL FLORIDA WEEKLY CORRESPONDENTRUBIO PHOTO BY MAGNUS MANSKE; BUSH PHOTO BY GAGE SKIDMORE; ILLUSTRATION BY ERIC RADDATZ / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe public is invited to learn more about the River of Grass Greenway at an open house from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at South Regional Library in Naples. The shared-use trail for cyclists and pedestrians is proposed to run alongside U.S. 41 for 75 miles between San Marco Road in Collier County and Krome Avenue in Dade County. Advocates of the ROGG plan, including the Naples Pathways Coalition, cite the economic advantages other U.S. regions have experienced from similar paths constructed through protected lands. Virginia, for example, is home to the Virginia Creeper Trail that cuts through Jefferson National Forest and ends at Damascus, a city that according to the Economic Development Studio at Virginia Tech, seesN THE SPRING OF 2012, JEB BUSH, THE former governor of Florida, had some unsolicited advice for Mitt Romney who was then the heavy favorite to win the Republican presidential nomination: Select Marco Rubio as your running mate. He is the best orator of American politics today, a good family man, Mr. Bush said of Sen. Rubio in an interview with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He is not only a consistent conservative, but he has managed to find a wayPublic comments welcome on River of Grass Greenway ISEE ONE, A8 Marco Rubio Jeb BushBY LINDSEY NESMITHlesmith@ oridaweekly.com SEE GREENWAY, A20 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. VII, No. 8 FREE WEEK OF DECEMBER 4-10, 2014 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. OPINION A4 PROFIEL IN PARADISE A6 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A11 ALUMNI NEWS A23 CLUB NOTES A24-25 HEALTHY LIVING A28 PETS A30 NETWORKING B7-8 OPEN HOUSE MAP B22 PUZZLES C12 FILM REVIEW C15 SAVE THE DATE C30-31 INSIDE Honoring veteransA mural unveiled, and more local happenings. A12-13 Chapeaux on paradeHats in the Garden, and more Society photos. C32-35 Off-beat carolsHeres some holiday music thats anything but ordinary. C1 Double the produceFederal program increases sales at farmers markets. B1
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 4-10, 2014 COMMENTARY Another list of off-the-wall gift ideasAt Florida Weekly, we believe that the best gifts dont come to you. They require you to go to them. Thats why our annual off-the-wall gift suggestions for Hanukkah (Dec. 16-23) or Christmas (Dec. 25-Jan. 6, if you like 12 days of Christmas) come with a little effort required from the giftee. And a little money from the gifter. OK, a lot of money in some cases. But who cares? Certainly not your mother. Shes glad you have a lot of money, and if shes a good mother she wont tell you what to do with it. Especially when she hears this.Audience with the Pope God knows that special person in your life could probably use one, Catholic or not. Thats right, you give your loved one the soul-altering opportunity for a Papal blessing from The Man himself the Bishop of Rome and the leader of the Roman Catholic Church. Pope Francis, as you know, has said its not his place to judge gays. He insists that Islam should not be characterized by the acts of a few nut-jobs, also known as terrorists. He has reached out to nonCatholics of every stripe with an energy and embrace not seen in a church leader since well, since Jesus, as far as we recall. Human rights are not only violated by terrorism, repression or assassination, but also by unfair economic structures that creates huge inequalities, Pope Francis says. Now thats a Papa who can tell it like it is.Better yet, the gift is free. Problem is, getting there will not be free. We recommend either Alitalia or Swiss Air, but Delta and American will do in a pinch out of Miami or Tampa. To make this happen, order a ticket for the Papal mass or a Wednesday General Audience at least 10 days in advance from the U.S. Seminary in Rome. Or fax Archbishop James Harvey, Prefect of the Pontifical Household, in Vatican City. Heres his office fax number: (39-06) 6988-5863. Instruct your giftee to pick up the ticket(s) the afternoon before the event or on the morning of the audience at the bronze doors under the colonnade in St. Peters Square. And peace be with you.Wilderness fishing, Colorado For the man or woman who loves the high and dry, we suggest the Flat Tops Wilderness Area of 235,000 acres in central Colorado. Here, no fire ant has ever set foot. Here, the water is so clean you could use it in the church baptismal even without blessing it first. And here, you cant get where youre going except by walking or riding a horse or mule. Your very lucky giftee will fish the back countrys high streams and lakes for native cutthroat trout, brook trout, browns and rainbows, guided by Winterhawk Outfitters (see winterhawk.com/ fishing/guided-trips.htm). Your giftee should be basically fit, and bring a sleeping bag rated to 10 degrees, at least. Even though this adventure will take place between about mid-June and Sept. 1, snow and cold are always possible up high. Other than the bag, no equipment is required, nor is experience fly fishing or riding a horse.These guided trips into the spectacular waters of the Flat Tops can be made from a base camp at about 9,300 feet (the giftee rides out every day to fish, and returns to hot showers and meals), or from remote camps that can be reached on overnight treks.Cost: $400 per day per person; $350 per day for two; or $300 per day for three or more. (970) 487-3011.Need for speed? On terra firma or way up in the wild blue yonder, either one, try Cloud 9 Living for a quick, unforgettable injection of high-speed adventure, near Miami, St. Petersburg or Kissimmee. Let a giftee become fighter pilot for a day, piloting a hopped-up Italian stunt plane against other pilots in match-ups similar to the classic dogfights of World War II. Although guns are equipped with cameras and electronic recording technologies only no real bullets, were told a highly experienced instructor will be right there in the cockpit to pull the bacon out of the fire, if necessary.Everybody wears a parachute, by the way, and receives training first. Prices range from $1,492 for one person and one day, to $4,269 for two persons and more action on multiple days. Contact cloud9living.com/ ft-lauderdale/fighter-pilot-for-a-day. If, however, you believe no sane human should ever try to float around in metal and steel above the earth, your giftee can float around a racetrack in a Ferrari, in this case an F430 with a top speed of 196 m.p.h. and a 0 to 62 acceleration time of 4.4 seconds.Cost: from $349 for three laps around a track up to $849 for nine laps. Contact cloud9living.com/ferrari-driving-experience.Fakahatchee Strand swamp walkWe consider this the most sacred and holy gift offering in our 2014 list, the greatest opportunity to see how the peninsulas water world works at its heart in part because your giftee will visit the most unique natural place in North America: the 85,000-acre Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park just north of Everglades City. About 20 miles long and five miles wide, this is the sole tropical zone in the United States and the only place where bald cypress and royal palms both help form the canopy above. Its also hosts the countrys largest collection of rarest species, including 14 types of native bromeliads and 44 species of orchid, among them the celebrated ghost orchid. There are deer, turkeys, black bears and Florida panthers, not to mention alligators and snakes and there are wildlife biologists who lead visitors on scheduled four-hour swamp walks. Cost: $3 to motor along Janes Scenic Drive through the preserve, and a suggested donation of $40 for a guided walk. Contact floridastateparks.org/fakahatcheestrand or 695-4593. Happy holidays to all, and to all, the spirit of adventure. t a a N roger WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com
Live at Mangrove Bay, located along the Gordon River in Old Naples. Choose from luxury oneor two-story single-family residences designed by MHK Architecture and Planning, constructed by Lotus Construction, complete with a private pool and patio, and an individual boat slip. Hook up with adventure, starting from your own dockstep. Cruise the bay, explore the backwaters by kayak, or coast into the Gulf for world-class game shing. Immerse yourself in an unparalleled lifestyle. Mangrove Bay is adjacent to the Citys proposed Baker Park and Gordon River Greenway preserve, and within blocks of the Gulf Beaches and upscale shopping, dining, entertainment, and nightlife along famed Fifth Avenue South. Indulge in Mangrove Bays unique quality of life, including access to a private community boat ramp adjacent to its thoughtfully appointed concierge building, and on-site concierge services. Open your beautifully situated home to coastal breezes, relax by your private pool, and bask in your own good taste. There are only 53 oneand two-story Old Florida cottage-style single-family residences available. Mangrove Bay offers six distinctive oor plans with three elevation options each all with private covered or uncovered boat slips, and all that wonderful water. RENDERINGS OF ELEVATIONS ARE CONCEPTUAL IN NATURE. FOR ACTUAL ELEVATIONS, REFER TO THE FINAL PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE RESPECTIVE HOME-TYPE AND ELEVATION-TYPE. MANGROVE BAY IS OFFERED BY PARADISE REALTY OF NAPLES, LLC, A LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER. PRICES, FEATURES AND AVAILABILITY SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. LOGO, PHOTOGRAPHY AND ALL RENDERINGS ARE PROPERTY OF MANGROVE BAY, COPYRIGHTED AS SUCH AND MAY NOT BE USED BY ANY OTHER PARTY. PRICING FROM THE MID $2Ms 239.261.2200 | www.mangrovebaynaples.com201 Goodlette Road South, Naples, FL 34102 Sales Center Hours of Operation Monday Friday 9am-5pm Saturday and Sunday noon-4pm, or by appointmentWhere the WATER Meets the WONDER Mangrove Bay
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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 www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state $59.95 out-of-state OPINION amy GOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly Lincoln wants his Bible backTo think that President Barack Obama has taken the oath of office four times (through accidents of circumstance, twice each time he was elected). Taking the oath must have become such old hat that he stopped paying attention. The president is issuing an executive amnesty for illegal immigrants based on blatant contempt for the constitutional order that he is sworn to uphold. Where does Abraham Lincoln go to get his Bible back? There are many opponents of the presidents unilateral action, but few as eloquent as the president himself through the years. In one of his many disavowals of having the power he is now wielding, the president said at a Univision town-hall meeting in 2011 that Congress passes the law. The executive branchs job is to enforce and implement those laws. And then the judiciary has to interpret the laws. Thank you for the civics lesson, Mr. President. His new theory is that the president huffily demands that laws pass, and if Congress refuses, he can create a new legal dispensation to his liking. The president and his supporters pretend that the Immigration and Nationality Act contains a gigantic asterisk that says, notwithstanding the elaborate legal infrastructure set out in the law and the distinctions among different categories of immigrants, the president can do whatever he wants. No Congress would ever write the law this way. The Congressional Research Service did a report on prosecutorial discretion and immigration that, for the most part, emphasizes its piddling reach. It says, for instance, that immigration officers may use discretion to decide whom to stop, question and arrest, or whether to issue or cancel a Notice to Appear. No one heretofore has thought this leeway could be used to eviscerate an entire statutory scheme. Under the Obama precedent, future presidents can use the pretense of prosecutorial discretion to dispense with swaths of the federal code and come up with alternatives. Cant prosecute all pot dealers? Ignore the drug laws. Cant find every tax scofflaw in the country? Rewrite the tax code. Other presidents have, in keeping with the law, provided temporary relief to foreign nationals whose native countries have been torn by civil strife or natural disasters. In 1990, Bill Clinton granted safe harbor for Central Americans here after hurricanes hit the region in 1998. George H.W. Bush did the same after Tiananmen Square. The numbers were typically in the hundreds or thousands. All this makes for a sound basis in precedent and the law for President Obamas decision to give Syrians safe harbor in 2012. It doesnt come close to justifying his executive amnesty. The gotcha example of George H.W. Bush granting amnesty to some spouses and children of recently legalized immigrants in 1990 isnt apt either, since the scale was much smaller, and Congress voted to codify it within months. No matter how much the presidents defenders stretch for a legal justification and a precedent, the conclusion is unavoidable that no one has done this before. President Obama is said to want to build his legacy, and he is as a man who is shamefully careless of his oaths and constitutional obligations. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.Shaking the heavens in Ferguson, Missouri As long as justice is postponed we always stand on the verge of these darker nights of social disruption. So said Martin Luther King Jr. in a speech on March 14, 1968, just three weeks before he was assassinated. Michael Browns killing in August continues to send shockwaves through Ferguson, Missouri, and beyond. Last Monday night, Saint Louis County prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch unleashed a night of social disruption when he announced that no criminal charges would be filed against Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed Brown. McCulloch inexplicably delayed release of the grand jury findings until nightfall. The prosecutors press conference deeply insulted many, as he laboriously defended the actions of Darren Wilson, while attacking the character of the victim, Michael Brown. Soon after McCullochs announcement, Ferguson erupted. Buildings were set ablaze, burning to the ground. Cars were engulfed in flames. Aggressive riot police, ignoring much-touted rules of engagement agreements with protest organizers, fired tear gas canisters at outraged residents. Random gunfire rang out through the night. Black lives dont matter, said one young man protesting in the freezing cold in Ferguson on Monday night. Tear gas mixed with noxious smoke from raging fires nearby. Another protester, Katrina Redmon, explained her frustration with the failure to indict Darren Wilson: He killed an unarmed black teenager. There is no excuse for that. A man was killed and somebody walked away ... we want answers. Because it seems like the only way you can get away with murder is if you got a badge. I was interviewing the demonstrators outside the Ferguson police station, which was ringed with riot police. We were not far from the spot where Michael Brown was killed, shot at least six times by Darren Wilson, and where his corpse was left in the road, face down and bleeding, for more than four hours under the hot August sun as horrified friends and neighbors looked on. After protests grew following Browns killing, state and local law enforcement unfurled a shocking array of military gear and arms, helping expose how the Pentagon has been quietly unloading its surplus war-making materiel from Iraq and Afghanistan to thousands of cities and towns across the country. Since 9/11, over $5 billion worth of this gear has been transferred. The United States now has an occupying military force: the local police. The riot police and National Guard swarmed the white side of Ferguson, while the black side of town, along West Florissant Avenue, was ablaze. There were almost no cops there. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency a week before the grand jury decision came down, yet the National Guard troops he deployed were nowhere to be seen in this part of town. About a dozen businesses went up in flames. Why was West Florissant Avenue left unguarded? Did the authorities let Ferguson burn? In his 1968 speech, The Other America, Dr. King addressed fears of a forthcoming summer of riots like those that consumed Newark, New Jersey, Detroit and other black inner cities in 1967. King said: It is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in our society. These conditions are the things that cause individuals to feel that they have no other alternative than to engage in violent rebellions to get attention. And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard. Those unheard, the citizens of Ferguson who have been taking to the streets for over 100 days, werent the ones setting fires. They were demanding justice. Solidarity protests involving thousands around the country and around the world are amplifying their demands, linking struggles, building a mass movement. Were going to shake the heavens, one young man told me, as he faced off with the riot police. His breath was visible in the freezing night air. He was shivering in the cold, but he wasnt going anywhere. It is that fire, that inextinguishable commitment, not the burning embers of buildings, that those who profit from injustice have most to fear. Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,200 stations in North America. She is the co-author of The Silenced Majority, a New York Times best-seller.
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PROFILES IN PARADISEJust a gal in the trenches playing the music she lovesIf youve listened to my show in the last few years, youve heard me sing the praises of Mudbone, an R&B group that plays Tuesday nights at Weekend Willies. The place could pass for a sports bar, what with its inexpensive fare and multiple bigscreen TVs, but when the music starts it morphs into an outstanding live entertainment venue. Mudbone is led by Rick Howard on vocals and guitar; David Johnson, who recently toured in Japan with Aaron Neville, on vocals and bass guitar; Bill E. Peterson on drums; and Mario Catman Infante, also on vocals and guitar. Susie Hulcher subs for Mr. Johnson when hes on the road with Mr. Neville. The band doesnt miss a beat when this happens, because Susie plays great bass guitar and performs terrific, sultry lead vocals. She loves sharing the stage with Mudbone at every opportunity, and the feeling is mutual. Susie is a true artist, capable of expressing any emotion in any genre of song, Mr. Howard says. She can be a roc n roll queen, she can cry the blues, she can tell a great story in a country tune and riff with the best soul singers. She loves her music, and music loves her. Susie and her younger sister were born and raised in Mobile, Ala. In high school she participated in the glee club and the chorus, and she took an interest in guitar during the British Invasion. I saw the Beatles on TV and was hooked, she says. I started acoustic guitar and later learned bass by sitting beside a phonograph with all my Beatles albums. She studied voice for one year at the University of South Alabama. For the past 15 years she has served as music director at Unity of Fort Myers. She also composes music (she has written a few dozen originals and has several CDs to her credit) and was pleased to recently win a POSI (positive music) award for a song called Allowing. When asked about the highlights of her career in music, she says simply, No real big stories of glory. Im just a gal in the trenches doing what she loves. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 4-10, 2014 VISIT OUR OPEN HOUSES SUNDAYS 1-4 PMCall today for a complimentary tour and learn more about membership at Wyndemere. A limited number of non-resident golf and social memberships are also available! For more information call Cheri Martin, Membership Director at 239-643-6336 or visit www.wyndemere.comJoin the fun and active lifestyle with new friends at Wyndemere Country Club. New 51,600 sq ft clubhouse offering appealing dining options with beautiful views 12 Har-Tru tennis courts, stadium seating & adjoining T iebreaker Caf State-of-the-art tness center 27-hole Arthur Hills championship golf course with 18 holes superbly renovated in 2014 Resort-style in nity edge pool and spa Numerous social events and a variety of activities for ever y memberFITS YOUR ACTIVE LIFESTYLE Wyndemere is located on Livingston Road, 1 mile south of Pine Ridge Road www.wyndemere.com 700 Wyndemere Way, Naples, Florida 34105 239.643.6336 bobHARDEN email@example.com I never really had a blazing goal, but music crept in slowly and sort of led me by the hand. Susie Hulcher Mentors: Personally, my friends at Unity of Fort Myers. Historically, a kajillion, all truth-seekers and trailblazers. Musically, great songwriters (so many, but the Beatles are at the top) and golden-era vocalists.As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I never really had a blazing goal, but music crept in slowly and sort of led me by the hand. What would you be doing if you werent playing music? Operating a B&B in a jungle-paradise resort getaway. Guilty pleasures: Spending money on organic, exotic, gourmet health foods stuff like mangohabanero kale chips or coconut jam.Most recent and next vacation destination: Most recent, Korea, with my martial arts school. Next, either Italy or Hawaii.One thing on your bucket list: To be able to get away and turn off the world for a while, to let the mud settle. Skill or talent you wish you had: I wish I were a better keyboard player. Something thats been on your mind: To strive to be more open, compassionate and patient. Last book you read: Im working on several. One is Lessons in Truth by Emilie Cady.Something youll never understand: How we can be so ignorant of our detrimental environmental impact on the Earth.Pet peeve: Our treasured snowbirds ambling along in the left-hand lane. I love yall, but please keep right.Something people would be surprised to nd out about you: That I am an old softie. First job: I was a cashier at a twin cinema in Mobile, Ala.What the Paradise Coast really needs: Ecological awareness and less development for its own sake. Favorite thing about the Paradise Coast: Getting the mail in bare feet and a tank top in January. I never was a cold-weather person! Talking points with Susie Hulcher
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 4-10, 2014 to communicate a conservative message full of hope and optimism. Mr. Bush gushed on, calling Floridas junior senator dynamic, joyful and disciplined. Mr. Bushs endorsement made sense. After all, he had been something of a mentor to Sen. Rubio, and the distance between the political views of the two men is not vast. This was a significant endorsement, and had Mr. Romney taken Mr. Bushs advice, it could have had far-reaching consequences. Both Bush and Rubio have been named as possible GOP torchbearers in the 2016 presidential election, the National Journal observed at the time. But if Bush gets his way on the Romney-Rubio ticket and Romney fails to take the White House this fall, that could put Rubio ahead of the rest of the pack come 2016. Of course, Mr. Bush did not get his way. Mr. Romney selected Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin congressman, as his running mate a move that deprived Sen. Rubio of invaluable national exposure. But now, some two years later, the Bush-Rubio relationship is much different. They very well may oppose each other in the race for their partys presidential nomination in 2016, and it is likely that if that is the case, the rhetoric on both sides will be less flattering and certainly more acerbic. The prospect of a Bush-Rubio battle is intriguing on a number of levels. Yes, their philosophies overlap somewhat, but there are important differences and divides that separate the men. They are of different generations (Mr. Bush is 61 years old and Sen. Rubio is 43). Mr. Bush represents the establishment wing of the GOP, while Sen. Rubio styles himself as a Young Turk, an insurgent with new ideas and new ways of doing things. Adding to the intrigue is that both men hail from Florida. Were this not the case, a Bush-Rubio pairing might be an attractive ticket in the eyes of many of the GOP faithful. (Certainly, Mr. Bush, as the elder statesman, would command the top spot in such a scenario.) But there will be no such coupling. Contrary to widespread belief, there is no constitutional prohibition against two candidates from the same state running for president and vice president on the same ticket. The 12th Amendment, however, says presidential electors may not vote for a president and vice president on the same ticket who come from the electors home state. Thus, if Mr. Bush and Sen. Rubio did run in tandem and did carry Florida, they would forfeit the states 29 electoral votes. That will not happen, of course. There are other possible GOP candidates who share same-state status. In Texas, you have Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Ted Cruz. Historically, one state producing two candidates for a partys nomination is not all that rare. More than two-dozen pairs of candidates from the same state have sought the same major party nomination in the post-Civil war era; 15 have won the nomination and nine the presidency, reports Smart Politics, a website run by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. What is unusual, though, is for one state to offer two serious and formidable candidates front runners, possibly in the same year, and that is precisely what Florida has done this time around. This is unique for Florida, says Darryl Paulson, professor emeritus of political science at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. Think about this, Dr. Paulson continues, since it became a state in 1845, Florida has gone without producing a serious presidential candidate. And now we have two. While this circumstance is seen as a positive for the Florida Republican Party, it is also a condition that is fraught with peril. If the Bush and Rubio camps split, it could lead to a fractured party within the state. Already, the far right elements of the Florida GOP are signaling their misgivings about both men. The stakes are high, especially for Sen. Rubio, who has indicated that he will not seek re-election to the Senate if he runs for president in 2016. Mr. Bush and Sen. Rubio say they will make their decisions soon. In truth, they must decide soon. The enormous sums of cash that are needed to run for president require that commitments from wealthy donors must be secured as early as possible before competitors lock up the big money. So, the clock is ticking, and the first Republican presidential debate is already on the calendar. It will be held on Sept. 16, 2015, at the Reagan Library in California. As Mr. Bush and Sen. Rubio mull their options, a delicious guessing game ensues. Will they or wont they? Will it be one or both or neither? And will the Florida GOP emerge from this drama split into warring factions or will it further invigorate a party still exulting its enormous success in the midterm elections? There is no denying that the mostconservative elements of the Republican Party both in Florida and nationally are deeply suspicious of Mr. Bush and Sen. Rubio. For Mr. Bush, this is nothing new. The Bushes Jeb, George H.W. and George W. have never been favored by the hard right. Much of this enmity goes back decades, with its genesis occurring in 1964, when the party split into factions represented by New Yorks Nelson Rockefeller (head of the old-line, moderate, eastern establishment wing) and Arizonas Barry Goldwater (the messiah of the ultra-conservatives who foreshadowed the Tea Party). Goldwater prevailed at the Republican National Convention in 1964 and won the nomination. He lost in a landslide in the general election to Lyndon B. Johnson, but his rock-ribbed conservatism (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!) found an enduring home in the Republican Party. The Bushes are the ideological and temperamental heirs to the Rockefeller legacy, while the Tea Party still carries the Goldwater banner. Sen. Rubio, the son of industrious Cuban emigres, initially emerged as a favorite of the Tea Party. But his moderate stance toward immigration has soured that relationship. Melvyn Grossman, president and co-founder of the Palm Beach County Tea Party, insists that it would be premature to take sides in the Bush-Rubio matter. I really havent thought about it, says Mr. Grossman. Thats a long way off. I still havent come down from the wonderful results (in the midterm elections). Mr. Grossman goes on to add that his organization is more about promoting ideas and ideals rather than supporting or bashing individual candidates. Well, if Mr. Grossman is shy about discussing individuals, some of his Tea Party brethren are not. Last year, the Tea Party of Florida posted on its website this screed concerning Sen. Rubios position on immigration: His sellout is complete, without conscience, devoid of integrity and truly criminal. The group went on to say that the senator is a scoundrel, liar and self-obsessed fool.... In case anyone missed the point, it further condemned Sen. Rubios lies, backstabbing and whoring out of his office in search of Hispanic support in 2016. Whew! And to think that when Sen. Rubio first ran for the U.S. Senate in 2010, he was the Tea Partys darling. During that Senate race, The New York Times ran a profile that bore the headline The First Senator from the Tea Party? During those giddy days of wine and roses, some Tea Party members spoke openly about what they considered to be a dream national ticket: former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen. Rubio. One Florida Tea Party activist at that time described him as the next big thing in American politics. And remember, all of this adulation was heaped on a man who had yet to win a statewide race. When things turned nasty and sour with his Tea Party base, Sen. Rubio did what many politicians do in the face of fear and loathing. He adjusted his sails to catch the prevailing wind. Sen. Rubio initially favored comprehensive immigration reform, but the howls from the right wing caused him to backtrack and adopt the piecemeal approach to the issue that is advocated by Republicans in the House of Representatives. Marco really resonated with the voters (in his 2010 Senate race), says Roy Hyman, chairman of the Lee County Republican Executive Committee. Sen. Rubio, according to Mr. Hyman, ran afoul of elements within his party when he began working with senators on the other side of the aisle. He upset some people by doing anything with Chuck Schumer (the liberal senior senator from New York), says Mr. Hyman. Scott Lepore, past president and now treasurer of the Collier County Republican Club, concedes that Sen. Rubio lost Tea Party support over immigration. Still, Mr. Lepore does not see the Tea Party defection as critical to Sen. Rubios presidential aspirations. Marco Rubio is going to be a factor, he asserts. Any ticket that doesnt have him on it will have problems. Mr. Lepore was one of the first people to recognize Sen. Rubios potential. In 2009, as president of the Collier Republican Club, Mr. Lepore almost on a whim invited Sen. Rubio, then an obscure former speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, to address his group. Sen. Rubio was just days shy of his 38th birthday when he spoke at the Bellasera Hotel in Naples. Mr. Lepore had heard that Sen. Rubio, then the longest of long shots to win the Republican senatorial nomination, was something special. Sen. Rubio brought down the house, Mr. Lepore recalls. It was his first major audience he spoke to as a Senate candidate, and it created a lot of buzz, Mr. Lepore says. Mr. Lepore has been in contact with members of Sen. Rubios staff, but he says he has been unable to glean any insight into what the senators ultimate decision may be regarding a 2016 presidential bid.ONEFrom page 1 JOE RAEDLE / GETTY IMAGESRepublican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks as Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush stand next to him during a campaign rally at the BankUnited Center on the campus of the University of Miami on Oct. 31, 2012.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 4-10, 2014 NEWS A9 Mr. Lepore is confident that the close relationship between Mr. Bush and Sen. Rubio will ensure that whoever runs or whoever wins the party will remain united. Sen. Rubios second book (American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity for Everyone) will be released next month. A book tour follows, and an announcement of Sen. Rubios intentions likely will come after that has concluded. As with Sen. Rubio, Mr. Bushs bona fides as a doctrinaire conservative have been questioned. He presided as centrist who occasionally leaned hard to the right during his eight years (1999-2007) as governor of Florida. As with Sen. Rubio, Mr. Bushs stance on immigration has been an irritant for many in his party. But unlike Sen. Rubio, Mr. Bush refuses to equivocate when it comes to immigration reform. Last April, Mr. Bush said that many immigrants who enter the United States illegally do so as an act of love. That comment, predictably, resulted in a wave of indignation from a large segment of the Republican Party. And last summer, Mr. Bush drove that same constituency even higher up the wall when he charged that demands for greater border security were being used as an excuse for inaction on comprehensive immigration reform. Now is the time for House Republicans to demonstrate leadership on this issue, Mr. Bush wrote in an op-ed piece that he co-authored for The Wall Street Journal. Congress should not use (problems on the southwestern border) as an excuse to defer comprehensive immigration reform. Thems fightin words to strongly conservative Republicans and Tea Partiers. Mr. Bushs fluency in Spanish which he will showcase at the drop of a hat and the fact that his wife, Columba, was born and raised in Mexico (her father was a migrant worker) are not pluses in the eyes of the extreme elements who forage at the fringes of the Republican Party. Gene Murtha, president of the Charlotte County Republican Club, sees positives where others see negatives. Mr. Bushs bilingualism and his marriage afford him some insight into what it is to be Hispanic, he says. You cant get much better than that when it comes to getting the message across to the Hispanic community, Mr. Murtha says. Aside from immigration, Mr. Bush has other problems that are uniquely distinct from any facing Sen. Rubio. One of these problems is Mr. Bushs longstanding association with Common Core, an educational model that places heavy reliance on standardized testing and national standards as a measure of learning. Common Core has been heavily criticized for its blind faith in standardized tests. Moreover, it has also been revealed that the greatest beneficiaries of Common Core may be the corporations and commercial enterprises some with close ties to Mr. Bush that rake in millions of dollars from the business of standardized testing. Common Core is a hot-button issue, without doubt, but will it play a significant role in the 2016 presidential race? The jury is still out on that question. Conservative activists who view Common Core as a federal incursion into local schools could disrupt Mr. Bushs path to the GOP nomination, but its unclear how big a factor it will be in the 2016 contest, The Wall Street Journal reported last month. Significantly, Sen. Rubio has sharply denounced Common Core, charging that it turns the Department of Education into what is effectively a national school board. Uber-conservative commentator Glenn Beck is one of the shrillest opponents of Common Core. Mr. Beck views the educational concept through an apocalyptic lens and advocates massive civil disobedience as a means of abolishing it. The day were all willing to go to jail for our children, like Martin Luther King did, is the day we win, he has said. For the moment, Mr. Bush, who often boasted that he was Floridas Education Governor, and Common Core are joined at the hip. At a policy conference in May, Mr. Bush doubled down on Common Core: Do not pull back. Please do not pull back from high, lofty standards. Mr. Bushs detractors are quick to point to his seeming reluctance to get off the fence and announce his intentions, whatever they may be. Mr. Bushs coyness is not his most attractive attribute. All of this mystery has led to furious speculation. George P. Bush, Mr. Bushs son and Texas land commissionerelect, has said he thinks his father will run. Former president George W. Bush believes his brother probably will join the fray. But no one knows for sure or if they do, they simply arent saying, leaving Mr. Bushs supporters and potential donors hanging. Part of the argument for Mr. Bushs nomination is that he would be a formidable candidate in the general election. He is widely dubbed as electable, as opposed to someone like, say, Sen. Cruz of Texas or Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas. But polls show that Mr. Bush does not fare well at this early juncture in a head-to-head match-up against Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state who leads the Democratic field by a wide margin. A recent RealClear Politics average of polls gives Mrs. Clinton a 9.9-point advantage over Mr. Bush. An electoral burden that Mr. Bush simply cannot wish away is his name. The legacy of George W. Bushs presidency hangs heavily around his neck (see: the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, massive deficits, etc). Yet over and above George W.s undistinguished two terms is the gnawing perception that the Bushes are attempting to perpetuate a presidential dynasty. Would not three presidents named Bush in the span of little more than a quarter of a century be a bit much? Mr. Bushs supporters argue that it is unfair to judge him on the basis of his brothers or his fathers presidencies or to disqualify him solely because of his last name. Moreover, it is generally accepted lore that Jeb Bush a serious policy wonk may be the smartest and most capable of the lot. Dr. Paulson, the University of South Florida political scientist, is among those who contend that Jeb Bush should be judged independently from his family, although he concedes it is an issue with many voters and party activists. Last spring, Dr. Paulson an astute observer of the Republican Party in Florida (he is now completing a book about the rise of Republicanism in the state) penned a commentary for the Tampa Tribune that assessed Mr. Bushs strengths and weaknesses as a candidate. The No. 1 issue facing Jeb Bush is the dynasty question, he wrote. Now, almost eight months after writing that op-ed piece, Dr. Paulson says in an interview that the dynasty issue remains unresolved. Still, he argues that if Mr. Bush could survive the Republican primaries and face Mrs. Clinton in the general election, the dynasty issue would be muted because a Bush-Clinton race would be dynasty versus dynasty. Regarding the primaries, Dr. Paulson believes Mr. Bush enjoys a couple of significant advantages over Sen. Rubio, should they both run. Jeb has the advantage when it comes to organization and fundraising, he says. And while Mr. Bush has been vocal and active since leaving the governors office in 2007, he does not bear the millstone of an ongoing political record. Rubio has a recent record (in the Senate), Dr. Paulson says. Jebs been out of politics for a good amount of time. Some people may look at it as a liability, but I think it is really an asset not to be a sitting politician at this time. With some 20 potential candidates considering a run on the Republican side, there is no clear, undisputed front runner, and while Mr. Bush and Sen. Rubio are unquestionably prominent, neither wears the cloak of inevitability. For the moment, at least and because of these two men Florida sits very close to the epicenter of Republican presidential politics. But it is early. Very early. And if we have learned anything from past elections, it is this: Things can and most assuredly will change. GAGE SKIDMORE / COURTESY PHOTOMarco Rubio changed his stance on immigration reform after backlash from members of his party who opposed comprehensive reform and compromise with Democrats. GAGE SKIDMORE / COURTESY PHOTOJeb Bush has been at odds with conservatives in his party calling for an end to Common Core.
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Sex pilgrimageIndonesias holy Sex Mountain on the island of Java is still performing its incomprehensible function of making Muslims feel prosperous and optimistic if they have intercourse with strangers, as reported in November by Australias SBS Dateline TV program. A reporter journeyed to Mount Kemukus (near the heavily populated Surakarta) to observe the mass adultery whose origin dates to the 16th century. Otherwise-devout pilgrims pray, bathe and pair off with other worshippers (repeating the ritual seven times, 35 days apart) to bring themselves the good life except that the sex must be with people other than their spouses. Clerics generally denounce the Kemukus experience, but more so since prostitutes (collecting offerings) are lately so plentiful at the site.Cant possibly be true Comprehensive Pentagon studies of Americas nuclear missile infrastructure released in November (following disturbing reports of readiness failures) included the revelation that nuclear warheads had to be attached with a particular wrench, even though the Air Force owned only one with which to service 450 missiles housed at three bases. Consequently, one official told The New York Times, They started FedExing the one tool back and forth. No one had checked in years, he said, to see if new tools were being made typical of maintenance problems that had been around so long that no one reported them anymore. Autumn Canceled: Londons Daily Telegraph reported in November that a gardener hired by the House of Commons had spent a day pulling colorchanging leaves from trees on the Westminster Palace grounds because it would be more cost-effective than to rake them up after they fell. The gardener (whose name sounds right out of a James Bond adventure Annabel Honeybun) said she had 145 trees to service. (A local environmentalist lamented denying autumn visitors one of the few pleasures at this time of year. Cultural diversityVarious cogs in South Koreas national machinery paused briefly on Nov. 13 so as not to distract the nations highschool-age kids, as 650,000 of them were sitting for the decisive university entrance exams (which are several levels more important than the SATs or ACTs for American students). Large companies and government agencies told employees to commute later in the morning to keep traffic lighter for students traveling to the 1,257 test centers and no-fly zones reduced noise during the 40-minute period in which students tested aurally on the English language.Latest spiritual messages Santa Muerte (Our Lady of the Holy Death) might be described as a cynics unauthorized byproduct of Roman Catholicism currently festering in drug-cartel-roiled Mexico and Central America and is, according to Vice Media, the worlds fastest growing religion. Saint Death first appeared only 12 years ago, in the Mexico City barrio of Tepito, and is now a first line of protection for worshippers in danger zones. (Almost 80,000 Mexicans have been killed in drug-related violence since 2006, Vice reported.) Said an author who has studied the religion, People feel more comfortable asking (Santa Muerte) for favors they probably shouldnt ask a Catholic saint for. Pope Francis ordered an investigation in October of the Italian Riviera diocese of Bishop Mario Oliveri, 70, who is known for giving second chances to wayward priests from across the country. Reports had surfaced that, among Marios priests was one who openly published nude selfies on Facebook, another caught publicly flirting with the wife of a port captain, another dismissed from a cruise ship for molesting passengers, and another revealed to have a full-body tribal tattoo that he had exhibited while posing with the tattoo artist in the local newspaper. The manager of a church charity in the diocese estimated that about half of the bishops 175 priests were delinquents. American scenes Mmmm, Omelets! A crash of three tractor-trailers on Interstate 24 near Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Nov. 9 left a pileup of one trucks load of eggs, anothers pallets of cheese, and the others boxes of meat. Drunken Trombone-Playing Clown Fires Gun From Garage, Police Say (an Oct. 21 story on MLive.com from Grand Traverse County, Mich., also reported that the man was wearing camo pants).Animal intelligenceParrots and Snakes: A November story from Leigh-on-Sea, England, reported that a Senegal parrot (apparently feeling restive with its owners on holiday) managed to pick two locks on its cage and fly away. The second lock had been installed as insurance after an earlier lock-picking escape. Also, a missing African gray parrot was returned to its Torrance, Calif., owner in October after a hiatus in which the parrot had learned to speak Spanish. On the other hand, a hungry 5-foot-long black rat snake in Verona, Pa., had to be saved by surgery after it failed to distinguish between chicken eggs in a coop (tasty) and a nearby ceramic egg (life-threatening organ failure). NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 4-10, 2014 Military museum at airport displays tribute to veteransThe Museum of Military Memorabilia at Naples Municipal Airport invites the public to view an 18-foot-long, 5-foothigh, double-sided canvas that honors veterans. Titled From Sea to Shining Sea, the tribute is the creation of Marco Island artist Malenda Trick. The collage of images includes numerous Florida references, such as World War II Buckingham Army Air Base in Lee County, on one side; the other side focuses on a national scale, honoring American heroes from many places. We always honor veterans on Veterans Day, but this allows us to continue honoring veterans every day, says Ted Soliday, executive director of the Naples Airport Authority, which provides space for the museum. From Sea to Shining Sea will remain on display at the museum until midFebruary. Ms. Trick is a versatile artist who sold her first painting as a seventh-grader and enjoys painting in styles reminiscent of old world masters and impressionists. She also paints portraits, and her subjects have included George W. Bush, actor Fred Thompson and singer Amy Grant. The Museum of Military Memorabilia is in the commercial airline terminal at the south end of the airport along North Road; admission and parking are free. Since it was founded in 2006, the museum has collected more than 11,000 pieces with the goals of honoring the veterans who have and are protecting the cause of freedom, preserving artifacts associated with military history and creating a greater understanding of military conflicts among present and future generations. The 900-square-foot space at the airport opened in November 2011. Marco Island artist Malenda Tricks From Sea to Shining Sea mural was officially unveiled during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Marco Island Historical Museum. 1. Lynn Lindsey with her father, U.S. Air Force veteran Robert Sergeant, whose image is depicted on the mural behind them. 2. Naples Cadet Squadron, left to right: David Carlson, Bobbie Furman, 2nd Lt. Donald Binner, Garett Southerland, Capt. Kevin Dinger and Colton Zeitler 3. Muralist Malenda Trick 4. Jane Briggs and U.S. Marine veteran Robert Bridges 5. Jo-Ann Garvin and Jim Garvin 6. Donna Fiala, Jim Rutledge and Pat Rutledge 7. Pastor Steve Schoof and Austin Bell 8. Major Gen. Gary Vincent and U.S. Air Force veteran Robert SergeantBERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY VETERANS DAY ON MARCO COURTESY PHOTO Malenda Tricks From Sea to Shining Sea will be at the Museum of Military Memorabilia at Naples Municipal Airport through mid-February. 1 3 6 2 4 7 8 5
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Today, through programs such as Take Stock in Children, College Success, Immokalee Readers and Career Development and Readiness, TIF is providing students with opportunities to grow, learn and advance in ways they never thought possible. Anita Zaragoza is just one of those students. Born in Naples and raised in Immokalee, Anita is the daughter of migrant workers who traveled throughout her childhood to support the family. They migrated north to Virginia and South Carolina; the family was constantly on the move. Witnessing my parents hardships and experiencing the struggle made me realize that this wont do, she says. As a middle schooler in Immokalee, she heard about the application for the TSIC scholarship and mentoring program over the intercom and thought, This is the opportunity Ive been patiently waiting for. She picked up the application and read through the requirements and the ways that TIF would assist in achieving her goals. I immediately poured my thoughts and feeling into it, she recalls. I was fully engaged in the whole application process. So engaged, in fact, that she still remembers what she wore the day of her TSIC interview nine years ago: a green collared shirt with light blue Levi jeans. That day, she notes, is extremely important to her and a memory she will always cherish. I became involved with this program because from the start, I was surrounded with individuals who shared the same interests as me, she says. Having the ability to interact with people who want us to progress truly is astounding. Personally, I think this has affected me because Ive learned to be more humble, considerate and aware. The TSIC program provides students with the promise of a four-year scholarship to a Florida state college, university or vocational school upon high-school graduation if they fulfill their commitment to maintain good grades, stay drugand crime-free, attend required workshops and events, meet weekly with their TIF mentor and volunteer in their community. Anita was happy with the experiences and opportunities. We had someone we could go to for daily advice, she says, adding, My mentor, Helen Thomas, was always genuinely concerned with my problems and my education she treated me as a daughter. She helped me in several ways by encouraging me to try new things and get out of my comfort zone. She also introduced me to new literature, which helped expand my knowledge. She is like my second mother. Anitas TSIC experience also involved various workshops concerning career goals and financial responsibility. Plus, she met brilliant, successful speakers and had the chance to go on small field trips. Throughout school, Anitas parents always encouraged and motivated her to work diligently and it paid off. At the end of her senior year at Immokalee High School, she received a TSIC scholarship to attend Florida Gulf Coast University, where she is now a senior majoring in biology. My parents told me if I worked hard, eventually other people would notice and opportunities would arise, she recalls. During high school I was not sure of what I wanted to do in life. There are plenty of careers, but to find one that absolutely intrigues you and makes you genuinely happy is difficult. It was not until the end of my high school senior year when I realized the direction of my career choice.A healthy futureIn the very near future, Anita plans to visit rural areas in other countries and conduct research on obesity by collecting data on peoples eating habits. She hopes to use this data to help improve health in largely populated urban areas where fast food chain restaurants prevail. Health is one of my top priorities, and I dont think people see how important it is to maintain, she says. It is crucial to our existence. People die from diseases that could be prevented if only we would make some effort and strive for change. She says her chosen career path stems from her youth in Immokalee. Growing up in a community where the majority of the people have low income and cant afford health insurance breaks my heart. My family is one of the many families continuing to experience this sort of situation. My parents have to pay straight out of their pockets when they go to the doctor. Sometimes they even try to avoid the doctor because of the expense As I was growing up, it hurt to see this and not be able to do anything about it. I questioned why. My parents work hard and still at the end of the day cant afford a simple visit to the doctor. Anita, however, inspires to bring change to her community by attending medical school and becoming a doctor. I plan to come back to my dear community and not only help prescribe medication for pain or see patients one after another, but actually make a difference in their daily health routines by encouraging my patients to think and be healthy, she says. To learn more about The Immokalee Foundation, including how to become a Take Stock in Children mentor, call 430-9122 or visit immokaleefoundation. org. COURTESY PHOTOAnita Zaragoza at her graduation from Immokalee High School. Now a student at Florida Gulf Coast University, she plans to become a medical doctor and return to Immokalee to practice.
Allawna is an extremely intelligent 9-year-old who battles with oppositional deant disorder and ADD. When she was referred to the new Childrens Community Action Team she was having violent outbursts, getting suspended and was kicked out of her after school program. Explosive arguments with her mother resulted in routine Crisis Unit admissions. Through the programs familycentered intensive mentoring and treatment services, they received the comprehensive support necessary to overcome the loss of her beloved father and learned behavior modication and anger management skills. The team also got her into more challenging gifted classes. Today her relationship with her mother has never been stronger and they are now savoring all the joys that childhood brings. Mental health is a community issue. Fortunately, theres a community solution. Her Mind is Our Concern.DavidLawrenceCenter.org NAPLES 239-455-8500 IMMOKALEE 239-657-4434 FOR MENTAL WELLNESS Allawna is among one in four in Collier County who suffer from a mental illness. One in ten of us will experience some form of substance abuse. When a family member, friend or coworker battles a mental health or substance abuse problem, we suffer with them. Thankfully, David Lawrence Center is here for our community. A not-for-prot organization founded and still governed by community leaders, the David Lawrence Center is the behavioral health component of our communitys healthcare network. A true local resource, it relies on donations, fees and grants to invest in the health, safety and wellbeing of our community. When you or someone you love needs help, call on the highly compassionate, committed and competent professionals of the David Lawrence Center to inspire you to move beyond the crisis towards life-changing wellness. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 4-10, 2014 A19 Do you know an Ooh La La lady?Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour is seeking nominations for its new Ooh La La Ladies program of recognition. Designed by sisters and co-owners Amy Turner and Tammy Turner Kipp, as part of the stores yearlong fifth anniversary celebration, Ooh La La Ladies celebrates local women for their character, community involvement and charitable giving of time, treasures, and talents. Twelve women will be selected to become official Ooh La La Ladies. Each month, one of the 12 will be featured in media releases, ad campaigns, store displays and social media. Nominations are open to all women over the age of 18.To nominate a woman to be considered as an Ooh La La Lady, email a short bio and photo to Bryan Woulas at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations are due by Dec. 12. Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour is at 900 Neapolitan Way in Naples. For more information, call 434-9700 or visit oohlalanaples.com. naplesfujiyama.com 239.261.4332 Located at:2555 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34103 MANAGER JUNJI HIJIKATA TWO FOR $39.95SIX-COURSE ENTREES AND SELECT BOTTLE OF WINE
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 WEEK OF DECEMBER 4-10, 2014 Serving Naples the finest products for over 70 years. Veggie Mama Frozen Garden PopsBUY ONE, GET ONE FREE Six-Pack Bars Free with a $50.00 Grocery OrderSmoking Loon Steelhead Chardonnay 750 ML so much money from trail tourism that it needs to diversify its tourism market and improve marketing for other regional attractions. MiamiDade Countys website touts the ROGGs ability to stabilize or increase property values and create retail opportunities in the Everglades. It will also provide recreational opportunities to residents of Collier and Dade counties and promote health, says Patty Huff, a member of Naples Pathways Coalition who is spearheading the initiative. Were also looking to have it educate visitors to Everglades National Park about the natural resources of South Florida, she adds. Coincidentally, the Tamiami Trail was built with service stations every 10 miles because of the roads journey through remote swamplands. Those stations have been converted to parking and picnicking facilities and could easily be used as trailheads, Ms. Huff says. One concept is that buses would transport people and rental bicycles to the various sites; another is that bicycle rental concessions would be set up at the sites along the highway. The public is invited to comment on the website riverofgrassgreenway.org, where many residents have expressed concerns about the environmental impact such a trail could have on the areas sensitive wetlands and the social impact it could have on the culture of the Everglades and the Miccosukee Indians. South Regional Library is at 8064 Lely Cultural Parkway. Admission to the open house is free, and comments will be welcome. In addition to the Naples open house on Dec. 11, similar sessions are planned for 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Miami Center for Architecture and Design and 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Everglades City Hall. These are the latest in a series of charettes that have been held on both sides of the state over the past two years. Visit the website for more information. GREENWAYFrom page 1 2590 Northbrooke Plaza Drive, Suite 103, Naples, FL 34119 Located on the corner of I-75 and Immokalee Road OVERWEIGHT?Naples Weight Loss & WellbeingLose up to 30 pounds in 30 days! $249 FOUR-WEEK WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM Offer Includes: Complete comprehensive review of BMI, BMR, total body fat percent, waist-to-hip ratio, lean vs. fat body mass, 30 days of diet supplements, plus 3 laser-lipo treatments and a B-12 shot *Must call before 12/04/14 and mention Florida Weekly when booking to receive offer ($699 value).
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Keep an eye out for traffic deputiesHeres where Collier County Sheriffs Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of Dec. 8-12: Monday, Dec. 8 Naples Boulevard and Pine Ridge Road: Red-light running J&C Boulevard and Taylor Road: Stop-sign running Collier Boulevard and Rattlesnake Hammock Road: Speeding Tuesday, Dec. 9 Rattlesnake Hammock Road and St. Andrews Boulevard: Speeding Radio and Airport-Pulling roads: Aggressive driving U.S. 41 East and Martin Street: Speeding Wednesday, Dec. 10 Bayshore Drive and U.S. 41 East: Redlight running U.S. 41 North and Pine Ridge Road: Red-light running Wilson Boulevard and 10th Avenue N.E.: Speeding Thursday, Dec. 11 Immokalee Road and Rose Boulevard: Speeding Tarpon Bay Boulevard and Spanish Oaks Lane: Stop-sign running Airport-Pulling Road and Curling Avenue: Speeding Friday, Dec. 12 Collier Boulevard and U.S. 41 East: Red-light running Goodlette-Frank and Vanderbilt Beach roads: Speeding Airport-Pulling Road and Golden Gate Parkway: Aggressive driving. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 WEEK OF DECEMBER 4-10, 2014 At participating locations. McDonalds perfect sipping At participating loc a Coffee prepared exactly how you want it every time or well make it again thats our guarantee. Black? Two creams? One sugar? However YOU take your coffee, take it from McDonald's. The Florida Weekly is now available at participating Mcdonalds. Tune up your driving skillsAARP offers classes to help older drivers learn about new traffic laws, refresh their driving skills and reduce their risk for tickets and accidents. Drivers over age 55 might be eligible for a discount on auto insurance. Cost is $15 for AARP member s, $20 for others. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the number listed with the session you wish to attend. Heres whats coming up: Monday, Dec. 8: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1225 Piper Blvd.; 596-6007. Thursday, Dec. 11: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Marco Island Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island; (734) 968-3105. Thursday, Dec. 11: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Williams Ministry Center, 75 Seagate Drive; 273-6317. Monday, Jan. 5: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1225 Piper Blvd.; 596-6007. Thursday, Jan. 8: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Marco Island Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island; (734) 968-3105. Thursday, Jan. 8: 9 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Williams Ministry Center, 75 Seagate Drive; 273-6317.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 4-10, 2014 A23 EncoreResale.org 3105 Davis Blvd., Naples 239-775-0032 Make your heart happy by donating your gently used, high quality items to Encore or by shopping today. Your kindness helps support the mental health and substance abuse services at David Lawrence Center. $99* vein screening and 30-minute sclerotherapy treatment ($250 value). Its time to get rid of those unsightly (and potentially unhealthy) veins. Getting treatment for spider and varicose veins is better for your well-being, especially if youre experiencing painful standing or walking. Convenient new location: Crossroads Plaza (next to Publix) on Pine Ridge Road To schedule an appointment, call 239-304-4900.*$99 offer is valid for one treatment, for new patients only. Multiple treatments may be required for best results. Offer valid through Dec. 31, 2014. POSITIVELY GREAT FREE SEMINARS TO RSVP, CALL 348-4180 Independent Members of the Medical Staff PhysiciansRegional.com TREAT YOURSELF TO A HEALTHY HOLIDAY! MINIMALLY INVASIVE GYNECOLOGICAL SURGERY: THE LATEST OPTIONS Minimally invasive surgery may be an option for women Attend this lecture to learn more about the Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology at Physicians Regional and the best treatment options for you. Thursday, December 4 6:00-7:00 p.m. 6101 Pine Ridge Road, Hospital Lobby Dennis Hidlebaugh, M.D., Gynecology LIVING WITH HEARING LOSS? Attend this informative lecture and receive a complimentary hearing screening. Dr. Roberts will explain the treatment options available for moderate to severe hearing loss as well as conductive and mixed hearing loss. Screenings will be administered by audiology after the lecture. A box lunch will be provided. Reservations are required. Call today to reserve your seat. Limit 20 people. Thursday, December 11 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 6101 Pine Ridge Road, Clinic, 2nd Floor Jay Roberts, M.D., Otolaryngology (ENT) HAND OR FOOT PAIN?Non-surgical drug-free treatments to relieve your pain! Call Dr. Lynn Sarkela, Chiropractic Physician and certied to practice acupuncture, for your appointment today! 239.631.5393 ALUMNI NEWS The Harvard Club of Naples welcomes all residents of Collier County and southern Lee County who have a connection with Harvard University. On Friday, Dec. 5, the club hosts Congressman Curt Clawson starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Country Club of Naples, 185 Burning Tree Drive. And on Tuesday morning, Dec. 9, a group will go on a Birding 101 outing with Arthur Sissman to Eagle Lakes Community Park. For information about club membership and the seasons full schedule of events, call 793-7887 or go to harvardclubofnaples.org. Boston College alumni, family and friends hold their third annual Christmas cocktail party from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, in a private room at Brio restaurant in Waterside shops. Admission is $10, and there will be heavy hors doeuvres and a cash bar. Reservations can be made by calling Diane Van Parys at 431-5224 or emailing email@example.com. The Cornell Alumni Association of Southwest Florida hosts its first luncheon of the season Thursday, Dec. 11, at Wyndemere Country Club. Guest speaker Nancy Battistella, co-owner of Six Mile Creek Vineyard in Ithaca, N.Y., will discuss the family business that was established in 1987. Ms. Battistella and her husband, Roger, are residents of Naples. For reservations or more information, call Jon Peter Vollmer at 250-9414 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Greater Naples Delta Gamma alumni chapter holds its annual holiday luncheon and gift exchange from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at The Club at Pelican Bay. Guests are asked to bring a wrapped gift valued at no more than $20 for the exchange. Chapter members also gather for Girls Night Out happy hour beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Bravo! at Mercato. RSVP for either event by calling 992-2119 or emailing email@example.com. The chapter welcomes all Delta Gammas in Naples, Bonita Springs, Marco Island, Estero, Fort Myers and SanibelCaptiva. For more information, call or email the above. The Alpha Chi Omega Alumni Chapter of Southwest Florida holds its holiday luncheon Saturday, Dec. 13, at Imperial County Club in Naples. Entertainment will be by The Lydia Singers. For reservations or more information, call 594-9401 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Kappa Kappa Gamma alumnae host a Home for the Holidays luncheon for all Kappa collegians starting at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the Naples Yacht Club. Call 598-3620 to make a reservation. The next meeting of the Greater Naples Alumnae Panhellenic begins at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at Brambles Tea Room. Cost is $30. Reservations are requested by Dec. 15 and can be made by calling Lynda Ewen at 4984769. The Naples Buckeyes alumni and friends of The Ohio State University, are planning a gathering aboard the Double Sunshine for the Naples Christmas Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 13; a Buckeye Valentine Party on Thursday, Feb. 12; and the annual Buckeyes in Paradise gala on Saturday, March 21. For details and more information about the club, visit naplesbuckeyes.com. Alpha Delta Pi alumnae are invited to join the ADPi alumnae chapter of Naples, Bonita Springs and Marco Island for monthly luncheons and occasional evening events held at various area locations. For more information, call 404-3294 or email swflaadpialum@ gmail.com. Email alumni news to cpierce@ floridaweekly.com.
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A reception and networking begin at 9:30 a.m., and the meeting begins at 10 a.m. Guest speaker Tasheekia Perry, founder of Crowning Daughters for Success, will discuss ways to make a difference in the lives of adolescent girls. All are welcome, and reservations are not necessary. For more information, visit aauwgnb.org. Naples Ship Modelers is an informal group dedicated to the hobby of building wooden ship models. Members meet at 9:30 a.m. on the first and third Saturdays of every month at the Landmark Naples community in North Naples. The next meetings are Dec. 6 and 20. Members share their knowledge and building techniques and welcome new members. For more information, call Dick Ritchie at 594-0868 or email email@example.com. The International Mens Club of America welcomes Jose Antonio Zabalgoitia, Consul General of Mexico, as guest speaker at its luncheon Monday, Dec. 8, at Vineyards Country Club. Mr. Zabalgoitia, who is based in Miami, will discuss Transforming Mexico. Mexico is in a transitional process of reform lead by President Pea Nieto and his administration. During his first year in office the focus on structural reforms has included education, labor, telecom, anti-trust, financial, energy and politics. Mr. Zabalgoitia will also review his homelands monetary policies, trade, tourism and investment opportunities. A meet and greet starts at 11 a.m. and the lunch and program begin at noon. For reservations, email Karl Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about membership in the IMCA, which was founded in Naples in 1993, visit imcofa.com or email imcacentral@ gmail.com. Members of the Marco Island Shell Club meet from 9-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the United Church of Marco to craft shell art that will be sold during the clubs annul sale in March. Proceeds from the sale benefit scholarships for marine science students at FGCU. The church is at 320 N. Barfield Drive. Newcomers are always welcome at crafting sessions. For more information, call 963-4694. The Naples Civitan Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at Perkins on Pine Ridge Road. Nery Kircher is president. The next meeting is Dec. 10. The newly chartered Marco Island Civitan Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at Marios Restaurant at 845 Bald Eagle Drive. The next meeting is Dec. 9. The international service club focuses on assisting people with developmental disabilities and finding the cause, cure and better treatments of brain disorders including autism, Alzheimers disease and Down syndrome. For more information about the local clubs, call 774-2623 or email email@example.com. The Genealogical Society of Collier County holds its next meeting Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A brief meeting at 7 p.m. will be followed by Remember the Ladies, a one-woman show by actress and writer Janina Birtolo about Abigail Adams, wife of Americas second president and mother of the sixth. The play recounts Mrs. Adams experience as a true partner to her husband as well as a patriot who was deeply involved in the politics of her time and extremely outspoken about her opinions. Light refreshments will be served after the program. Attendance is free, and guests are always welcome. No reservations are necessary. For more information, visit thegscc.org. Pilot Club of Naples/Naples Pilot Foundation meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at Perkins, 3585 Pine Ridge Road in Naples. The next meeting is Dec. 11. Pilot International focuses its charitable and educational efforts on brain-related disorders and disabilities, including traumatic brain injuries, dementia and autism. Guests and new members are always welcome at meetings. Reservations are not required. Attendees order from the menu and pay for their meals. For more information, call Sue Lester 289-8268. The Southwest Florida chapter of the Kiwi Club, a social and charitable organization of present and former flight attendants of American Airlines, TWA and other airlines acquired by or merged with American Airlines, holds its holiday party Thursday evening, Dec. 11, at Naples Lake Country Club. The local chapter supports Pace Center for Girls-Collier at Immokalee and the Collier County Hunger & Homeless Coalition. Regular meetings take place on the fourth Saturday of the month, starting in January. New members are always welcome. For more information, call (781) 962-5311. Those who write poetry or who simply enjoy listening to and reading poetry are invited to meet at The Norris Center from 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Dec. 9 and Jan. 13, and Mondays, Feb. 9 and March 9. After the formal meeting, those who are interested can continue the evening with dinner at a Fifth Avenue restaurant. For more information, call (440) 554-1144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org The Big Cypress Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Naples Sons of the American Revolution hold a join meeting starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at the Country Club of Naples. Reenactor Kay Yarbrough will present A Colonial Christmas, relating life on the home front as her husband is off fighting in the Revolutionary War. For reservations or more information, call Madonna Crame at 455-7295. The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a nonprofit, non-political womens service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing Americas future through better education for children. For more information, visit dar.org and fssdar.net/ bigcypress. 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Seeking to put Gods love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 4-10, 2014 A25 Call Us For A FREE ESTIMATELicensed, Insured, Bonded and Locally Owned239-357-1177CleanGreenNaples.comCustomized cleaning packages available. Weekly/monthly agreement discounts. Professional Commercial and Residential Cleaning Services Providing High Quality Cleaning Services For Over 30 Years Pearls of Naples invites women who are interested in socializing at restaurants, movies, art fairs, theaters and more to explore membership in the club. Members are required to attend at least five business luncheons, held monthly on the third Thursday at various clubhouses and venues in Naples. For more information, visit pearlsofnaples.org and click on How to Join or email email@example.com. The Naples Italian American Foundation has a full schedule of programs, dinners and other activities at its newly renovated and expanded headquarters at 7035 Airport-Pulling Road (corner of Orange Blossom Road). Heres some of whats on the regular schedule: 10 a.m. every weekday: Bocce on the lawn. 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Friday: Mah johgg (free for NIAF members, $3 for others). 12:30 p.m. Tuesday: Intermediate bridge (free for members, $3 for others). 7-8 p.m. Thursday: Ballroom dance lessons ($10 per person). For more information, call 597-5210. Naples Newcomers Club welcomes women who have moved to the area within the past five years. In addition to a monthly luncheon, members get together to explore Naples and to enjoy a variety of interests, from books to bridge and mah-jongg to gourmet cooking and conversations over coffee. A coffee for prospective new members takes place on the first Thursday of each month. For more information, call 298-4083 or visit naplesnewcomers.com. Toastmasters International teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Guests are always welcome. Local Toastmasters chapters, meeting times and locations include: Bonita Toastmasters Club: 7 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday at the Bonita Springs Fire Station, 27701 Bonita Grande Drive. For more information, call Pamela Houze at (214) 355-6069. Collier Communique Club: 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday at the North Collier Government Center, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive. Call Robert Rizzo at (407) 493-8584. Marco Island Toastmasters: 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Centennial Bank, 645 Elkcam Circle, Marco Island. E-mail Chris Pritchard at firstname.lastname@example.org. Naples Sunrise Bay Toastmasters Club: 7:30 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday in Moss Hall at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive. Call Steve McCann at 777-8851. Naples Toastmasters Club: 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday at Naples General Aviation Center, 200 Aviation Drive N. Call Dorian Ray at 260-4709 or email email@example.com. Toast of the Coast Toastmasters Club: Noon on the second and fourth Friday at the American Cancer Society, 5020 Tamiami Trail N. Call Marianne Oehser at 434-9900. Naples Advanced Toastmasters: 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday at the North Collier Government Center, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive. Email Christine Cargnoni at firstname.lastname@example.org. This club has prerequisites for membership. CLUB NOTES Dr. Jensen Dr. Carr90 Cypress Way E, Suite 20, Naples, FL 34110239-596-5771 E x p e e r i e e n c e e th e D i e r e e n c e
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Aging and addictionHazelden in Naples launches program for baby boomers and older adults SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYClare M., age 64, was certain that social drinking, prescription medications and anti-anxiety pills were simply part of the daily framework of her lifestyle. It wasnt until she received her second DUI and faced a jail sentence that she realized the gravity of her situation. Clare M. has since become a successful alumna of BoomersPlus at Hazelden in Naples, a recently expanded addiction treatment program designed exclusively to meet the needs of todays baby boomers and older individuals.For many years, addiction treatment programs were not age-specific, according to Brenda Iliff, executive director of Hazelden in Naples. But now we know that different age groups, just like different genders, have their own unique needs, Ms. Iliff says. Age matters. Addiction issues are different for the baby boomer generation and even more different for people in their late 70s, 80s and 90s. Ms. Iliff cites research that shows the effects of alcohol on a person change drastically with age. The body metabolizes alcohol and other drugs differently given decreased body mass and diminished organ function. This leads to distinct physiological, emotional, spiritual and mental health needs among baby boomers and older adults. As the addiction problem grows among boomer-age and older adults in Naples, the local Hazelden clinic has added special-focus pullout programs to address age-specific issues such as grief and loss, health concerns, addiction and spirituality. There is also a mentor panel through which Hazelden clients hear from guest speakers who share their experience of recovery from late-onset addiction. Clare M. explains that for her generation, an alcoholic was perceived as a bum under the bridge, not the successful businessman who falls off his golf cart at the country club. We dont think of ourselves as alcoholics or addicts, she explains. We dont use the a-word. Drinking is a wholly www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA28 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 4-10, 2014 WelcomeDr. Robert TomsickFellowship Trained Mohs Surgeon & Board Certied DermatologistSTARTING JANUARY 1, 2015Bringing over 35 years of Mohs surgery and dermatology experience to Naples & Bonita Springs 1-800-591-DERM | www.RiverchaseDermatology.com HEALTHY LIVINGYoga instructor, author will discuss Sit with Less PainAuthor and yoga instructor Jean Erlbaum will discuss and sign copies of her newest book, Sit with Less Pain: Gentle Yoga for Meditators and Everyone Else, from 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, at South Regional Library. The book is designed to help anyone who sits for long periods (on a meditation cushion, at a desk, behind the wheel of a car or truck, in a wheelchair, etc.,) to sit more comfortably. The event will include a 30-minute chair yoga class in which Ms. Erlbaum will demonstrate some techniques from her book stretches that are gentle and easily adaptable for all skill levels, even those who have never done yoga or even considered doing yoga. Participants should wear comfortable clothes that allow for stretching. Ms. Erlbaum has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1972. A 500-hour registered yoga teacher, she is certified to teach several styles of yoga, meditation and stress reduction. She has practiced Zen meditation for more than 30 years and in 2012 was designated as a senior dharma teacher by Boundless Way Zen. Since Sit with Less Pain was published last summer, it has received positive reviews from Yoga Journal and other professional publications. It is organized anatomically in order to help readers focus on the part of the body that causes them pain: tense shoulders, stiff knees, sore hips, etc. South Regional Library is at 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway in East Naples. After the chair yoga class, there will be time for questions and answers. The book and its companion CDs (two for mat yoga and two for chair yoga) will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served. The book signing and yoga class are free and open to all. For more information, call 252-7542 or visit collierlibrary.org and sitwithlesspain.com. The holiday season begins with much for which to give thanksWe have so much to be thankful for: our families, our friends and the wonderful community in which we live. I was reminded of how much we can learn from each other recently, when I was invited to become Principal for the Day at Seagate Elementary School. About 50 other community leaders also were invited to visit our public schools to share and learn. Seagates wonderful principal, Bev Budzynski (aka Ms. B.), greeted me to begin my experience. As we walked through the school together, I was impressed with how many of the 800 students she knew by name. Equally impressive were the hugs she received from her young charges. (I, too, know many of my colleagues, but I dont get many hugs!) Even though Seagate is excellent academically, ranking 14th in the state, there are many unexpected challenges this school shares with the entire Collier County Public Schools system and its almost 50,000 students. More than 50 percent of Collier County students go home to non-English speakallenWEISSallen.firstname.lastname@example.org ErlbaumSEE AGING, A29 SEE WEISS, A29
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Make your donation today at FinishLineForKids.org or 239-343-6950.Give the Gift of a Healthy Future | Donate at FinishLineforKids.orgGavin, Age 7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 4-10, 2014 NEWS A29 Voices of Choice luncheon speaker knows the SouthA member of Planned Parenthood Federation of Americas national board comes to Naples later this month to help put the health needs of the South in the spotlight. Cathy Hampton, chief legal officer for the city of Atlanta, is leading an effort to help lowincome women escape the cycle of poverty and achieve greater access to reproductive health care. The featured speaker at Planned Parenthood of Collier Countys Voices of Choice luncheon Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the Naples Sailing Club, she will discuss how the South includes seven of the 10 states with the nations highest teen pregnancy rates and also has the highest rates of gonorrhea and is home to more people living with HIV and dying of AIDS-related complications than the other three geographic regions of the United States. Tickets to the Voices of Choice luncheon are $50, with $20 being taxdeductible and $5 benefitting the Bonnie K. Yarrington Endowment Fund, which honors its namesake who was an advocate for reproductive health in Collier County. For reservations or more information, call 262-8923. CASTRO AGINGFrom page A28WEISSFrom page A28accepted part of our culture. It is important for the boomer and older generations to get treatment that addresses their body, mind and spirit, Ms. Iliff says, adding it is proven that recovery rates tend to be higher among older adults than younger generations due to the fact that older adults have more positive life experiences to draw upon and tend to be more disciplined about recovery. Clare M. concludes, I used to medicate away my anxiety and depression. But now I dont want to miss one more second of my life. People of my generation hear about treatment and think, If I cant drink, Ill never have fun again. But the truth is that recovery augments life, she says. Your life gets so much bigger. You wont want to waste a second of it For more information about the BoomersPlus and other treatment programs at Hazelden in Naples, call 6592351 or visit haz eldenbettyford. org.About the foundationThe Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. It began in 1949 and includes the 1982 f ounding of the Betty Ford Center. With 15 sites in California, Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Colorado and Texas, the foundation offers prevention and recovery solutions nationwide and across the entire continuum of care to help youth and adults reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. It includes the largest recovery publishing house in the country, a fully accredited graduate school of addiction studies, an addiction research center, an education arm for medical professionals and a unique childrens program. Visit the website above to learn more. ing homes, and more than 70 percent receive free or reduced-cost breakfast and lunch. Ms. Bs school also has a number of children with special needs, all of whom she greeted when we joined them for lunch. (By the way, lunch was fine and fairly healthy; I had sliced apples and string beans with my two slider/cheeseburgers and a carton of milk.) I also met fifth graders who were building a bird in science class. These creative children were using technology as they custom-designed their new avian friend. They told me that before getting into bed each night, they texted each other to plan for the next days academic affairs. These digital natives will change our world. I was struck by the similarities between our public education system and our health-care system not only our increasing use of technology, but other things as well. Educators and health care workers share a noble professionalism that places the student or patient at the center of the enterprise. This is often no easy task. The same things hamper both professions, including limited resources, personnel issues, third-party regulators, well meaning but inexperienced supervisors, resistance to change, overwhelming needs and lack of focus. While our respective vocabularies might differ, everything else is similar: the issues, needs, goals, metrics, behaviors, leadership, management and organizational structures. The same can also be said for other major organizations in Southwest Florida, county and municipal governments, for example, and local law enforcement departments. NCH has been embedded in our public school system for years. Our colleagues have been school nurses since the late 1990s. At Seagate Elementary, NCH nurse Amy Kemen manages a friendly clinic, where she cares for young asthmatics, diabetics and whoever needs some extra care. And Ms. B, who is training for a marathon, is a great supporter of our Blue Zones Project. Having the Collier County school system at the epicenter of change for the good is just another wonderful example of how well our community collaborates for everyones benefit. Working together health-care professionals, academic professionals and all the others who make up this great community we have so much to be thankful for. May I wish you and yours the happiest of holiday seasons. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System.
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Pets of the Week>>Berg is a sweet 7-month-old Australian cattle dog mix who loves to explore and will do well with an active family who will take him out for walks or to the dog park to play. His adoption fee is $75. >>Magic is a beautiful 3-month-old tabby. She isnt exactly a lap cat, but she loves to be where the action is. Her adoption fee is $75. >>Tina is a 2-yearold Brittany mix whos a bit shy at rst but turns into a playful bundle of joy when she gets to know you. She loves other dogs. Her adoption fee is $75. >>Xavierowich is one cool 3-month-old tuxedo cat who loves to play. His adoption fee is $75. 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 6431555 or visit HSNaples.org for more information. We are expecting a bumper crop of babies among our relatives and neighbors in the next few months, and of course, they all have pets. With that in mind, we thought it would be a good idea to review some of the best ways to ready pets for the new kid in town and to introduce everyone safely. Begin now to prepare your dog or cat for this momentous change in the family. While you will still love your pet as much as ever, its a fact of life that you will have less time to spend one-on-one with him. Prime your pet for the transition by making sure he has interactive toys that will keep him entertained when you are busy with the baby. Good choices include food puzzles, treat balls and other independent-play toys. Your pet should be used to staying on his own. If you are in the habit of taking him with you everywhere, now is the time to cut back on that so he learns that me time isnt scary. Instead, give him several short playtimes or attention periods throughout the day and continue this habit after the baby arrives. Take your pet to the veterinarian to make sure he is in good health and free of parasites. Enlist the services of a trainer or behaviorist to help with any behavior problems such as jumping up on people, aggression or fear issues, or housetraining mistakes that youve been meaning to work on. Scent is important to your pet. Accustom him now to the smell of baby products such as lotion and diaper cream. Apply them to your hands before handling your pets toys and playing with him. Introduce baby noises through the use of a CD such as Preparing Fido. Play it at a low level, giving your pet his favorite treats, and then gradually increase the volume. The goal is for him to stay relaxed despite the unusual sounds. Using a doll, practice doing baby things in the pets presence, such as changing a diaper or going for a walk with a stroller. (The experience may help you feel more comfortable, too.) Cat owners, you may be concerned about toxoplasmosis. You can take some simple precautions to protect yourself and your baby from this infection. Keep your cat indoors so she cant hunt and eat wild prey. Scooping the litter box once or twice a day will also minimize risk. Assign the task of scooping the litter box to your spouse or another family member. If thats not possible, simply wear disposable gloves while scooping the box and wash your hands thoroughly after discarding them. Toxoplasmosis also can be acquired from soil, so wear gloves while gardening. Finally, ask your doctor and your veterinarian about running titers on family members and your cat. You may already have immunity. Once the baby is born, have your spouse or another family member take home a blanket, diaper or other item that carries the babys scent. That person should let your pet sniff it and give him a treat and praise him as he does so. This will help him to associate the baby with good things. When you come home, greet your pet first without the baby. Then with a favorite treat or toy to give, such as a stuffed Kong, let him meet Junior under your watchful eye. Always supervise interactions between pets and babies so you can teach them how to behave around each other. Youll be the laying the foundation for a strong and happy relationship between your children and animals. PET TALESPets and babies10 tips to help prepare pets for the arrival of a new baby When youre expecting a baby, prepare your pet before the birth.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 4-10, 2014 NEWS A31 SIX BENDS IS FORT MYERS NEWEST HANGOUTStop by with your friends, kick back and enjoy live music, food and entertainment every week. Join us on e Plaza for Why Not Wednesday from 5:30:30PM and Sundays on e Plaza from 14PM. (239) 275-4647 | www.SixBends.com | www.SixBendsHD.com9501 THUNDER ROAD, FORT MYERSLOCATED OFF I75, EXIT 131 DANIELS PARKWAY, SOUTHEAST CORNER FRIDAY, DECEMBER 195:00 PM:00 PMEnjoy Christmas carols, hot cocoa, live music and treats at this family holiday event. With an oversized, fully decorated Christmas tree and Santa on site there will be tons of photo opportunities and plenty of fun you wont want to miss! EXPERIENCECHRISTMASAT SIX BENDS Special daily ProgramsCheck out the new fall schedule at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center! Transform into a Jr. Veterinarian, take a guided kayak tour or attend one of our daily programs featuring live animals. A new Spanish-language program, featuring live reptiles of Southwest Florida, will be hosted each Saturday at 1:30 PM Electric boat tours are also available from 10 AM to 3 PM. The 45-minute ride along the Gordon River, led by a Conservancy-trained volunteer, is free with admission. NEW Fall Line Up at Conservancy Nature Center! Plan your visit.www.conservancy.org/nature-centerAdmission FREE for Conservancy Members! Join Today.Visit us at www.conservancy.org or facebook.com/ConservancySWF Just south of Naples Zoo o Goodlette-Frank Rd. Voted by locals as A MUST EXPERIENCE when visiting Naples. 10:15 AM Guided Trail Walk 11:15 AM Wild Discoveries Animal Presentation 1:15 PM Secrets of Sea Turtles Presentation 2:15 PM Whats New at the Wildlife Hospital Presentation THE DIVA DIARIESFestive flitting requires some party-going strategy As a professional diva, Ive experienced more holiday parties over the years than I can possibly count. Why, I remember one Saturday night in 2004 when I hit a dozen sparkly seasonal gatherings in a span of about four hours. It remains one of my crowning achievements. Whether theyve been intimate house parties, office shindigs, chamber of commerce merry mixers or ugly holiday sweater soirees, theyve all had this in common: There is no time to linger for a serious party girl such as moi. Because Southwest Florida is notorious for closing up shop early, youve got to get in and get out fast if you accept multiple invites. The first Saturday in December is traditionally the night everyone decides is the perfect night to host something. And honestly, its dandy to be able to see tons of friends, even more acquaintances and a bunch of people youve never met all at once in the same night. Its also somewhat challenging, however, in that it requires a multiple partygoers to perfect the practice of flitting. Flitting is both an art and a science, because it takes math skills, which arent normally my forte. Say youve decided youre going to be at a party for an hour and there are 60 guests, but only 30 that you actually want to talk to. That means each person gets two minutes (this includes the folks you catch up with while waiting in line for a drink, the buffet and the bathroom). It would be such a lovely luxury to enjoy hours on end with just one person and hear all about their children, their recent cruise to wherever, their job and their sciatica, but alas, holiday parties simply are not structured that way; short and sweet is the order of the evening. That said, here are some flitting tips to help you make the most of a busy social calendar: DO make sure you have an album on your iPhone devoted solely to kid photos, so you dont waste precious flitting time swiping through your camera roll. Skip the vacation stories/pics (weve already seen them on Facebook, trust me). If you want to talk business, DO hand out your card and promise to send an e-mail in January for a lunch date (honestly, the info youre trying to convey will not be retained while the DJ spins Santa Baby and folks are jostling to get the last prosciutto-w rapped asparagus on the appetizer spread). DO spend most of the flitting window complimenting fellow guests. Compliments are so welcomed this time of year. Think Shin y hair! Cute outfit! Love your shoes! And of course, you can never go wrong with, Have you been working out? After all, time is short. Lets spend it making each other feel good.Festive FlittingYou can practice your new flitting skills with abandon this weekend, as there are bunches of merry offerings to grace with your presence. First off, theres opening night of Gulfshore Playhouses second annual production of Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol. The one-man show starring the professional companys own Cody Nickell is Naples newest holiday tradition. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Saturday at The Norris Center, and performances continue through Dec. 21. Another holiday tradition not to miss is Let It Snow at the Village this Saturday and every Saturday through Dec. 20. The festivities from 5-8 p.m. at the Village on Venetian Bay include Santa (of course), carolers and, yes, even snow flurries. Those who simply adore sipping tea and how to properly raise a pinky will feel right at home at Tea at The Ritz to benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida on Saturday at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. The afternoon of finery starts at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, flit over to a phone and dial 992-9474, ext. 22. Ciao for now, my lovelies! Stay tuned for another divalicious diary entry next week o T u u t b o stephanieDAVIS firstname.lastname@example.org
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 4-10, 2014 The learning curve: Developing a sustainable competition advantage SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYOld-school competitive advantages that depend on all-knowing leaders and better mousetraps are dead. In todays rapidly evolving global marketplace, the only way to develop and sustain a competitive advantage is to create a learning organization, according to author and professor Edward Hess. To stay relevant, Mr. Hess says, companies can no longer rely on traditional competitive advantages like location, capital, lack of choices for customers and lack of market transparency. In his book titled Learn or Die: Using Science to Build a Leading-Edge Learning Organization (Columbia University Press), he stresses that business owners must make sure their people have the tools, motivation and support to learn better and faster than their competitors. The book spotlights four key points to keep in mind when building a learning culture: Leadership must shift toward coaching-ship. Instead of knowing and telling, which can cause progresslimiting dependence, leaders should work with employees as coaches, or even allow them to experiment on their own, Mr. Hess says. I recommend following Intuits example by consciously choosing to bury the modern-day Caesar the kind of boss who gives thumbs up or down on all decisions. In India, this policy allowed young Intuit innovators to conduct an experiment on helping farmers get the best price for their products even though management initially wasnt interested in the idea. The result: 1.6 million Indian farmers now use the successful program these innovators developed. Your work environment must be an emotionally positive one. Positive emotional work environments are no longer negotiable. Theyre a requirement. Positive emotions are associated with openness to new ideas, better problem solving, less rigid thinking, resilience and collaboration. If you still feel that building a positive workplace environment is too soft to suck up your organizations limited time and energy, consider that none other than the U.S. Army has recently begun an initiative to promote positive psychology, Mr. Hess says. Your people may not be tested on a literal battlefield, but (positive emotions) are crucial in helping you maintain a competitive advantage as your organization navigates the cutthroat landscape of the global marketplace, he adds. High employee emotional engagement is a necessity. It stands to reason that if employees dont have an emotional investment in your company and their futures in it, they wont be motivated to learn. But how do you transform engagement from a meaningless buzzword to a reality? Mr. Hess says the research of Edward Deci and Richard Ryan and their selfdetermination theory shows that it comes down to meeting employees needs for autonomy, effectiveness and relatedness. And these needs are most likely to be met when individuals feel respected, trusted and cared for, and feel that they can trust the organization and its leaders. UPS is one of the best examples out there in this regard, Mr. Hess shares. Founder Jim Casey viewed employees as partners, and maintaining his values over the decades has led to policies that are employee-centric and that hold management mutually accountable to employees As a result, UPS has maintained a high retention rate and built a deep bench of long-tenured, adaptive employees. Employees need permission to TRY and FAIL. Abraham Maslow aptly stated that an individual would engage in learning only to the extent he is not crippled by fear, (and) to the extent he feels safe enough to dare. Building that type of environment requires many companies to adopt different mindsets about mistakes and about what being smart means. Employees must be given conditional permission to fail within proscribed financial tolerances, with the knowledge that they wont be punished for their mistakes so long as they learn from them. Some companies are already on this journey, he adds. Bridgewater Associates, the biggest and one of the most successful hedge funds in the world, is passionate about the power of mistakes, he says. Bridgewater encourages employees to get excited about their mistakes because each error that employees learn from will save them time, energy and stress (and the company money) in the future. Employees are instructed not to feel bad about their mistakes or failed experiments, or those of others. 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Fresh Access Bucks, meanwhile, is a program promoted by an organization called Florida Organic Growers, or FOG, which not only participates in the SNAPS program, but also teaches people how to grow their own organic food. Our EBT program promotes healthy eating by allowing the local farmers market to accept food stamps, and our Fresh Access Bucks allows SNAP users to double their food dollars for Florida grown fruits and vegetables at farmers markets statewide, the organization announces at the website foginfo.org/our-programs/. If you have an EBT card from the SNAP program and many elderly citizens subsisting on Social Security, for example, benefit from such help the directions are simple: One, go the EBT booth at a participating farmers market. Two, swipe your SNAP/EBT card and receive double the amount, up to $20, good for your Florida grown fruits and vegetables. You will receive a handful of small wooden tokens in the necessary denominations. Three, exchange your tokens for Florida grown fruits and vegetables. A person using $15 on the SNAP/EBT card, for example, could come away with $30 worth of produce, which is good for the person, and for the farmer. Mrs. Worden, who holds a doctorate degree from Yale University in Ecosystem Management (her husband also earned a doctorate in crop science from the University of Connecticut), judges the program an undersold success, so far, with great potential in the future. One of the best things about it, she notes, is that its not complicated. It appears that the customers are happy with the program, and it has not been difficult to participate as a farmer, she explains. The program represents a small amount of our overall sales, but these customers might not otherwise receive the health benefits of fresh, local, organic produce. Fruits and vegetables comprise most of what is grown and sold locally, but meat is also part of the equation for farmers markets where its sold. We see it at the Cape Coral Farmers Market, says Philip Christie, co-owner with his wife, Karen Muench, of Maverick Meats, which provides local beef, lamb and pork, among other meats, at farmers markets throughout the region, at the companys butcher shop in Lehigh Acres, and at Adas Natural Foods in Fort Myers. Its a wonderful program from our perspective because it allows the elderly, and those in need, a way to purchase local meats and produce, he says. On the other hand, The program has not been advertised enough. If you put out more information about the advantages of this system, those in need could get more quality foods. And that would help the local farmers and producers while keeping the money local. I dont think the program has really come to fruition until now because a lot of people havent been aware that its out there. Some, like the owners of Mike Greenwells 31 Produce in Alva, know its out there and are considering jumping in. Weve thought a lot about it, were considering it I think its a good idea, a manager there told a reporter last week. Arranged on the tables inside the pavilion were a multitude of fresh strawberries, fresh tomatoes, fresh eggplant and other vegetables, all at prices that undercut local supermarkets, even without doubling your money. Some local farmers, however, are skeptical of a value system that offers fresh local food provided by taxpayers, for no effort on the part of those getting the food even if it means great profit for them. At Oakes Farms based in Naples, the Oakes family owners wont participate in the program. A more diverse and broader-based business than most local farmers markets, Oakes Farms includes The Market in south Naples, complete with full-service bakery, wine shop and deli; a store called Food & Thought, billed as the only militantly organic, GMO-free and all-natural food market, caf and juice bar in Florida that was born out of a desire to deliver products, food and plants that are sustainably produced; Thoughtful Threads, a store next to Food & Thought that sells eco fashions for men and women; and Willey Farms, a retail country food market in Delaware. Personal beliefs have a lot to do with this its just how we were raised, says Eric Oakes, the 40-year-old retail store manager of the Oakes market. There are people who need help, I know that, so we donate a lot of food. But we dont take EBT credit. A good hard days work is how you do it. We came from nothing, we worked hard to get where were at and forge ahead, and our dad instilled that in us. Mr. Oakes says a political agenda and money challenges make it difficult for local farmers to succeed, which is part of the problem. Taxes and insurance, for example are killers, especially for farmers who take out loans to keep farming. A lot of farms are going south, people are getting out of the industry because there are too many strikes against it, he says. A lot of the bigger farms are going to Mexico. Labors cheaper, the cost of farming is cheaper. The powers that be are making it overly hard. Meanwhile, he concludes, If you want to start something, finish it, and dont stop until youre done. What weve done can be done by anybody. We had nothing coming up. Mom and Dad worked hard trying to make ends meet, and we worked hard, too. I started out at $2 an hour. I can still remember the day Dad took me to $5 an hour. It was still $1.50 under minimum wage, but I could handle it. DOUBLINGFrom page 1 WORDEN Its a wonderful program from our perspective because it allows the elderly, and those in need, a way to purchase local meats and produce. Philip Christie, co-owner with his wife, Karen Muench, of Maverick Meats
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Be honest, have high standards and hold everyone, including yourself, to those standards. Then and only then will you earn the enthusiastic buy-in of your learners and set the stage to build and sustain a competitive advantage.About the authorEdward Hess is a professor of business administration and Batten Executive-in-Residence at the University of Virginias Darden School of Business and the author of 11 books. His newest book, Learn or Die: Using Science to Build a Leading-Edge Learning Organization, is available at Amazon.com. 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My services include network-pharmacy claims processing, home delivery, specialty benefit management, benefit-design consultation, drug-utilization review, formulary management, and medical and drug data analysis services. I have more than 30,000 employees and I rake in more than $100 billion annually. In 2012, I bought my biggest rival, Medco Health Solutions, for $29 billion. Who am I? (Answer: Express Scripts Holding Co.) Job DescriptionsQWhat do a companys CEO and COO actually do? H.K., Ann Arbor, MichiganAIn general, the chief executive officer (CEO) of a corporation is responsible for seeing that the strategy of the board of directors is carried out. The chief operating officer (COO), often the same person as the company president, is responsible for executing the strategy. The CEO typically focuses on overall strategy, communicating with the media, employees, shareholders and customers. 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AQUALANE SHORES Bridge Free Access to Gulf of Mexico 4BR/3BA, Boat Dock with 26k Lb Lift $3,495,000 MLS 214052997 Gary L. Jaarda 239.248.7474 NAPLES NAPLES CLUB ESTATES 4 Bedroom + Den, 4 Full & 3 Half Baths Chef's Kitchen, Butler's Pantry & Wine Room $1,795,000 MLS 213003435 Roger Stening 239.770.4707 LUXURY LIVING COLONNADE CLUB 2BR, 2BA, Sleek, Sunny & Contemporary Totally Remodeled & Modernized in 2013 $755,000 MLS 214062770 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 NEW LISTING OLDE NAPLES NORTH NAPLES All the Upgrades You Can Think Of 4BR, 3BA w/Open Floor Plan & High Ceilings $449,000 MLS 214058403 Dodona Roboci 239.776.8123 SATURNIA LAKES THE RESIDENCES 2BR, 2BA Penthouse, Designer Fit & Finish End Unit, 10 Ft. Ceilings, Tiled Lanai, Crown Molding $329,000 MLS 214064592 Greg Lewis, The Lewis Team 239.287.1158 NEW LISTING COCONUT POINT GLEN EAGLE 2BR+Den, 2BA, Cathedral Ceilings New Kitchen, 1 Car Garage $199,000 MLS 214050200 Ted Libby 239.572.0403 A "HOLE IN ONE" QUAIL WEST 4 En Suite Bedrooms, 6.5 Bathrooms Sparkling Pool & Spa, Lake & Golf Course Views $3,200,000 MLS 214059734 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 FRENCH COUNTRY ESTATE LUCARNO Former London Bay Model Outdoor Kitchen & Fireplace $1,795,000 MLS 214061537 Milt Collins, The Martinovich Group 239.565.2139 NEW LISTING MEDITERRA GOLDEN GATE ESTATES 3 Fenced Pastures, 6 Stall Barn, Riding Arena Completely Remodeled Ranch Home,5BR/4BA $749,900 MLS 214054247 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 ATTENTION HORSE LOVERS OAKWOOD CARRIAGE HOMES Remodeled 1st Floor 3BR, 3BA Carriage Home Golf Course and Lake View $434,900 MLS 214050882 Linda Ramsey 239.405.3054 BONITA BAY BRIDGEWATER BAY 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Furnished with Garage $300,000 MLS 214063660 Doug Haughey 239.961.1561 FURNISHED LAKE VIEW CONDO DEAUVILLE LAKE CLUB 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Recently Remodeled 3rd Floor Unit $179,900 MLS 214053991 Ted Libby 239.572.0403 PRICED TO SELL SPRING RIDGE Beautiful Custom Courtyard 4 Bdrm + Den Home Expansive Living Areas, Perfect for Entertaining $2,550,000 MLS 214021549 Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 BONITA BAY SPRING RIDGE Elegant & Spacious 7BR Estate Home Second Floor Retreat $1,649,000 MLS 213509624 Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 BONITA BAY PARK SHORE LANDINGS 2BR 2BA, 1,372sqft, Strong Rental History Across Bridge From Venetian Village $678,000 MLS 214054343 Doug Haughey 239.961.1561 NAPLES SANTORINI VILLAS 3 Bedroom Villa, All the Upgrades Golf Course View with Southern Exposure $429,000 MLS 214052506 Kurt Petersen 239.777.0408 OLDE CYPRESS SAGO POINTE AT THE BROOKS Fabulous Upgrades Bundled Gtolf Included $295,000 MLS 214065164 Bette Pitzer 239.560.2627 NEW LISTING COPPERLEAF AT THE BROOKS BONITA SPRINGS Condo with 2 Bedrooms/2 Baths Fully Furnished $179,000 MLS 214052749 The Bordner Team 239.989.8829 VILLAGES OF BONITA MOORINGS 5BR/4 Full & 1 Half BA, 4655sqft Under AC Minutes to Beach, Shopping & Downtown Naples $2,450,000 MLS 214051295 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 EXCEPTIONAL PRIVATE HOME SANCTUARY Stunning Lake and Sunset Views Spacious Lanai with Rock Waterfall Spa & Outdoor Kitchen/Bar $1,575,000 MLS 214056841 Linda Ramsey 239.405.3054 BONITA BAY BONITA SPRINGS Outstanding 3BR + Den, 3BA Rutenberg Home Sparkling Pool & Spa $609,000 MLS 214019477 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 SPANISH WELLS FORT MYERS 3 BR, 2 BA Pool Home on Cul-De-Sac Vaulted Ceilings Throughout $420,000 MLS 214063136 Bari Fischer, The Fischer Group 239.872.7333 NEW LISTING TOWN & RIVER PALMETTO RIDGE Well Appointed 2nd Floor End Unit, Attached Garage Over 2,000 S.F., 2BR + Bonus Room, 2BA, Overlooking Golf Course $289,000 MLS 214020232 Meli Chelon-Gumma 239.273.3974 SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS AWESOME LOCATION Bringing in $1200/Mo In Rental Income Olde Floridian Style Stilt Home, Circular Drive $175,000 MLS 214057758 Doug Haughey 239.961.1561 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES
D.R.HORTON. *As reported by Builder magazine. **Home and community information, including pricing, included features, terms, availability and amenities are subject to change and prior sale at any time without notice or obligation. Pictures, photographs, features, colors and sizes are approximate for illustration purposes only and will vary from the homes as built. H ME Holidays for the NEW HOMESAcross Southwest Florida 884 884 8 867 82 82Burn t Alico Rd Immokalee Rd Golden Gate Pkwy Corkscrew Rd Veterans Pkwy Colonial Blvd Palm Beach B Pine Island Rd 951 951 951LEE COUNTY COLLI E COUN Ty Fort Myers Fort Myers Cape Lehi g Acr e Coral Sanibel Beach Springs Bonita 12 6 8 9 4 5 7 11 10 1 2 31. FIDDLERS CREEK | 239.304.8511 Single-Family Homes from the $500s**9293 Campanile Circle, Naples, FL 34114 2. MOCKINGBIRD CROSSING | 239.233.0592 Single-Family from the $400s**1600 Mockingbird Drive, Naples, FL 34120 3. TURNBURY PRESERVE | 239.248.5273 Single-Family from the $400s**313 Turnbury Way, Naples, FL 34120 4. SORRENTO | 239.225.2659 Carriage Homes from the low $200s**28063 Sosta Lane #2, Bonita Springs, FL 34133 5. PALOMA | 239.949.8910 Single-Family from the low $300s**26109 St. Michael Lane, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 6. MIRASOL | 239.405.7203 Carriage & T ownhomes from the high $100s**8561 Violeta Street #102, Bonita Springs, FL 34134 7. CREEKSIDE PRESERVE | 239.225. 2672 Carriage Homes, from the high $100s**18280 Creekside Preserve, Fort Myers, FL 33908 8. THE OAKS AT WHISKEY CREEK | 239.225.2657 Carriage Homes from the mid $100s**8511 Oakshade Circle #101, Fort Myers, FL 33919 9. CELEBRATION CAPE | 239.225.2626 Single-Family from the low $200s**283 Destiny Circle, Cape Coral, FL 33990 10. MCGREGOR RESERVE | 239.850.2492 COMING SOON! Single-Family from the $400s**Fort Myers, FL 33901 11. LINDSFORD | 239.225.2676 Single-Family from the low $200s**3948 Ashentree Court, Fort Myers, FL 33966 12. MOODY RIVER ESTATES | 239.599.2929 Single-F amily from the $200s**13023 Turtle Cove Trail, N. Fort Myers, FL 33903 drhorton.com/swfla
' Put over 30 years of successful Real Estate experience to work for you!Get started by logging onto:www.TraceyYoung.com View ALL Florida Properties www.TraceyYoung.com Tracey YoungLuxury Estate Agent, Top Producer 1031 Exchange Specialist239-209-7511 Tracey@TraceyYoung.comVisit My Website Scan Here! Estuary in Grey OaksPrivate Lake and Golf Views from this Former London Bay Model. Over 9,000 SF with 5 bedroom suites, 7 full baths, 3 half baths, 4-car garage, Koi pond, aming waterfalls, wine cave, butlers pantry, 2-story library with elevator to game room and 3-D theatre. Beautifully remodeled and updated throughout$5,745,000 www.TraceyYoung.com/213505206 LOOK Whos Ready To SELL! Audubon Private EstateNaples. Largest estate lot in Audubon Country Club. Magni cent 12' mahogany entry doors, 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths, rich wood study, separate guesthouse, 200' lanai and 4-car garage. 6,650 SF and over 14,000 SF total. Originally $3.8MNow $2,500,000 www.TraceyYoung.com/213504263 Pelican MarshGated TERRABELLA. Spectacular waterfront offering! 4BR/4+BA to include a guesthouse, 2,000-bottle showcase wine cellar, 16' decorative ceilings, 2 laundry rooms, amazing high-end detail and stellar nishes throughout. Elegant furnishings are negotiable$2,495,000 www.TraceyYoung.com/214048420 Ventana in TIBURON #301. FURNISHED MODEL with 1 bedroom and 2 full baths. Corner end unit with lots of windows and light. This is the LEAST EXPENSIVE PROPERTY IN TIBURON! Great rental potential with tenants waiting to lease for the 2015 SEASON! MAKE YOUR BEST OFFER NOW$399,000 www.TraceyYoung.com/214045428 TIBURON Bolero #101. Prime Bolero location across from the Golf Club! 2 bedrooms plus den, 2-bath cul-de-sac rst- oor location. Lives like a villa with lots of privacy. Hunter Douglas Luminette blinds, granite kitchen with light cabinetry and a breakfast bar opens to the living area$438,000 www.TraceyYoung.com/212015414 WATERFRONT TIBURON Norman Estates Villa. Just listed! Enjoy 20' ceilings. Custom upgrades include: stone/bamboo ooring, barrel ceiling, master morning kitchen, outdoor kitchen and lanai surrounded with cascading waterfalls. 3 bedroom suites; separate 1-bedroom cabana with morning kitchen. Over 3,250 SF$1,399,000 www.TraceyYoung.com/214000593 JUST LISTED Black Bear Ridge. Motivated seller! Elegant 2006 model home with direct western exposure located in Naples newest gated boutique community. 4 bedrooms, of ce, living and family rooms in 3,000 SF. Upgrades galore! Great community clubhouse just steps away. ANNUAL LEASE INCOME OF $60,000$764,000 www.TraceyYoung.com/213019220 LAKEFRONTPelican Bay LAmbiance. Waterfront top oor with 3 bedroom suites and 3 full baths, natural marble ooring, tumbled marble kitchen, stainless appliances, 2 balconies with grill, garage and surrounded by water and fountains. High-end furnishings are available$875,000 www.TraceyYoung.com/214058059 Spectacular Renovation of the Grey Oaks Gabriella Model! FURNISHED RENTALSTIBURON Marquesa Royale Penthouse #201: 3 bedroom+den/of ce, 3.5 bath and killer views! Medallion Golf Membership included; $15,000/month TIBURON Bolero #101LAKEFRONT: 2 bedroom+den with Medallion Golf Membership; $9,000/month PELICAN MARSH Ravenna Penthouse #202 LAKEFRONT: 3 bedroom/3 bath, elevator and 2-car garage; $5,800/month PELICAN BAY Pebble Creek #105: 3 bedroom/ 2 bath, garage, walk or tram to private beach club; $5,800/month TIBURON Ventana #306: 1 bedroom/2 bath with Signature Golf Membership; $5,000/month Ventana in TIBURON #104. FURNISHED and immaculate 2 bedroom/2 bath with a special private extended open lanai outside your golf course view screened balcony. SIGNATURE Membership INCLUDED$489,000 www.TraceyYoung.com/214042900 OPEN SAT 12-3 NEW LISTING LEMURIAWaterfront. Gorgeous 4 bedroom, 3 bath END UNIT, 2-car garage and 3,000 sq. ft. under air. Top-of-the line appliances, wine bar with cooler, elegant nishes with FURNISHINGS negotiable. Gated community with tness center and club room. Walk to Mercato$699,000 www.TraceyYoung.com/214044034 JUST LISTED NEW WATERFRONTMARBELLA LAKESLakefront. 5BR/4BA open oor plan, Hickory wood ooring, custom kitchen with center island, breakfast area and a big lake view$624,900 www.TraceyYoung.com/214055104 JUST LISTED
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WEEK OF DEC 4-10, 2014 B17 Take Immokalee Rd east, turn right onto Oil Well Rd, turn left into Ave Maria. With savings this big, 2 Decorated Models Now OpenHampton Village Hampton Village 5076 Annunciation Circle #104 Ave Maria, FL 3414214 Models Open Daily 239-352-3903 AveMaria.com Pre-Construction Pricing from $191,990Coquina Coquina Maple Ridge Now Open. 8 New Models Maple Ridge Del Webb Naples 4 New Models Now Open Del Webb NaplesDiscover larger-than-life homes with prices from the mid $100s and all the amenities of beautiful Ave Maria.Come see 14 new models and over 30 oor plans. Single-family homes with 2-6 bedrooms featuring lakes, preserves and golf course views. Plus: So, if you are looking for a great new home with low, low prices, come see Ave Maria for a whale of a good time.youll have a whale of a time. Celebration of Lights Dec. 5 from 5-9pmNational builder begins construction in Naples marketAshton Woods set to build in Fiddlers Creek and Naples ReserveAshton Woods Homes has announced an expansion of its homebuilding operations into the Naples market. The company has acquired lots and is building single-family homes in the Fiddlers Creek and Naples Reserve communities. We are very excited about our expansion into the Naples market, says John Reny, Florida division president for the national homebuilder. We believe we have identified two of the best communities in which to introduce our new designs. In the gated village of Marsh Cove at Fiddlers Creek, Ashton Woods Homes is introducing 15 floorplans ranging from 2,550 to 4,887 square feet of living space. Pricing will be from the $800,000s. Two models are under construction: the Terragona and the Catalonia. The Terragone is a one-story home with three bedrooms, four baths, a study and a library in 3,621 square feet of living space. The master suite has a private courtyard and two-sided fireplace. The home also has an oversized lanai with pool and outdoor kitchen, and a threecar garage. The two-story Catalonia has three bedrooms, 3 baths and a flex room in 4,163 square feet of living space. An optional elevator is available. The home also offers a cabana and pool and dining terrace with outdoor kitchen, plus a three-car garage. The entrance to Fiddlers Creek is off Collier Boulevard on the way to Marco Island. Ashton Woods has an on-site sales representative in the community. In Naples Reserve, the company will introduce 15 floorplans ranging from 1,671 to 3,400 square feet of living space. Pricing will be from the $400,000s. Construction of the first model residences, guardhouse and sales center is scheduled to begin in 30 days, and the builder anticipates opening for sales at Naples Reserve within the next few weeks. Entrance to the new community is east of Collier Boulevard on U.S. 41. For more information, visit ashtonwoods.com. Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile. Got Download?Its FREE! Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comThe iPad AppSearch Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today.iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB18 WEEK OF DECEMBER 4-10, 2014 JACKIE MAYBerkshire Hathaway Home ServicesPort Royal Specialist NEW French Country waterfront estate Op en Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. and ursday, December 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. $22,900,000 2009 waterfront estate with beach access $20,000,000 1 lot waterfront estate with guesthouse Open Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. $8,900,000 Immaculate waterfront home with guesthouse Open Daily $6,495,000 Largest ve-way panoramic, 120-foot waterfront view in Port Royal; situated on .69 acres $5,950,000 Traditional, immaculate one-story home on large lot Open Sunday, December 7 from 12 to 4 p.m. $1,975,000 Live in Pelican Bay near beach and shops Open Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. $459,900 Two-story, immaculate lakefront three-bedroom home $374,000 JACKIE MAY email@example.com jackiemayportroyalnaples.com New sales gallery showcases new Residences at MercatoThe Lutg ert Companies has opened the sales center for the new Residences at Mercato, a gated enclave of 52 singlefamily homes in the urban-style retail, office and residential community. Priced from $1.2 million, Residences at Mercato will include 33 single-family, detached courtyard homes and 19 villas, all within walking distance of retail and commercial establishments. All homes will have first-floor master suites and outdoor living areas with pool. Construction is expected to begin in early 2015. Matthew Kragh is the architect for the community. Mr. Kraghs firm, MHK, specializes in the design of singleand multi-family residential, office, mixeduse developments and master-planned communities. Premier Sothebys International Realty is the exclusive sales and marketing representative for the Residences at Mercato. With more than 700 associates and employees in 22 locations along Floridas gulf coast and in the Carolinas, the luxury real estate brokerage ranks 37th among the 500 Largest Brokers in the U.S., according to the annual Real Trends survey of the top U.S. residential sellers. To date in 2014, the company has closed more than 4,000 transactions resulting in more than $3 billion in sales volume. Strong residential sales within Mercato are complemented by the success of its retail and office components. Whole Foods, Nordstrom Rack, The Capital Grille, Silverspot Cinemas, Venture X and new tenants including Tommy Bahama add to the appeal of a lifestyle where retail opportunities are within walking distance of home, yet minutes from Naples natural, leisure and cultural amenities. For more information, call 594-9400 or visit mercatonaples.com. Town of Ave Maria sales exceed 2013AveAve Maria Development reports more than 200 new home sales so far in 2014, surpassing its number of total new home contracts in 2013. Ave Marias neighborhoods including Del Webb Naples, Maple Ridge, Hampton Village and Emerson Park have all been steadfast in contributing to new home sales. With the addition this year of a new neighborhood, Coquina at Maple Ridge, we offer new home buyers a wider variety of floor plans to choose from in Ave Maria, says Cee Cee Marinelli, director of leasing. Prices in the community begin in the $160,000s and go beyond the $400,000s. Single-family homes in the town of Ave Maria have two to six bedrooms and enjoy lake, preserve, and golf course views. Amenities include a waterpark and playgrounds, Panther Run Golf Club, Town Center shopping and dining, Publix grocery market, private schools and Ave Maria University. Seventeen model homes are open daily, and there are more than 30 floorplans to choose from. For more information, call 352-3903 or visit avemaria.com.
AT SEAGLASS LIKE NOWHERE ELSE. It imbues all it touches. Brightens. Highlights. Of bay, islands and horizon. Right outside the window. Just beyond the terrace. Always there. Always yours. The light at Seaglass. It changes everything. RESIDENCES FROM $1MCoastal contemporary tower & penthouse residences | Rooftop terrace | Theater With access to Championship golf | World-class tennis | Pools | Fitness | Marina | Parks & preservesSEAGLASSATBONITABAY.COM26951 Country Club Drive | Bonita Springs | 239.301.4940 at Shine ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS MAKE REFERENCE TO THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN AND THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE.Community features, amenities and pricing are approximate and subject to change without notice. The information and materials displayed on materials provided to you are solely intended to provide general information about proposed plans of WSR-Bonita Bay, LLC. These proposed plans are conceptual in nature and are subject to change or cancellation (in whole or in part) at any time without notice. Land uses, public and private facilities, improvements, and plans described or depicted on any materials are conceptual only, subject to government approvals and market factors, and subject to change without notice. Nothing in these materials obligates WSR-Bonita Bay, LLC, or any other entity to build any facilities or improvements, and there is no guarantee that any illustrated or described proposed future development will be implemented. Neither the information and materials provided to you, nor any communication made or given in connection with and of the foregoing may be deemed to constitute any representation or warranty or may otherwise be relied upon by any person or entity for any reason whatsoever. Obtain the Property Report required by Federal law and read it before signing anything. No Federal agency has judged the merits or value, if any, of this property. Equal Housing Opportunity.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB20 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 4-10, 2014 Richard DrosteREALTOR239firstname.lastname@example.orgJacki Strategos GRI, CREN, SRES, e-Pro 239-370-1222JStrategos@att.net Marco Island & Southwest Florida Real Estate SpecialistsVisit www.JackiStrategos.com Today!Greenlinks Several AvailableResort style complex, income producing or family vacations. 2 or 3 bedrooms. Lely Resort. UNDER $200,000 Sands D-307 $319,000Fabulous location end unit directly across from beach. 2 BR/2 BA, offered furnished. GREAT AMENITIES 8998 Lely Island Circle $599,900Outstanding in every way. 4 BR/3 BA, stunning views, large lanai w/pool & spa. NO MANDATORY FEES 1570 Villa Court $350,000Some personal attention needed to this great inland home. Pool, oversized lot. WESTERN EXPOSURE The Show www.bobharden.comNews and commentary you can use to help you enjoy life on the Paradise Coast.Streamed live, Monday-Friday, 7-8 a.m. The show is archived for your listening convenience. Brought to you in part by w w w w w w News and co N n use to hel c a n o n t h e P a r a M T h e B like us on facebook Janine RendanoREALTOR(239)405-2994JRendano@AmerivestRealty.comDaniel WalshREALTOR(239)404-3000DWalsh@AmerivestRealty.com TALIS PARK 16653 Toscana Circle #706, NaplesVery spacious Tuscan-style 4 bedroom+den, 6 bathroom end unit available. This former model comes fully furnished and lives more like an attached villa than a condo. Beautiful lake views with private outdoor living and balconies throughout. $1,950,000Call or Email for Details! Open House Sunday 1:00-4:00 Serving Naples, Bonita Springs and EsteroAMERIVESTREALTYOFNAPLES.COM10001 Tamiami Trail North Naples, FL 34108MLS#214031449 WCI announces new tower in The Colony Golf & Bay ClubBonita Springs-based developer and homebuilder WCI Communities is planning its first new high-rise residential tower in Southwest Florida in seven years. Altaira is planned for The Colony Golf & Bay Club in Bonita Springs. Towers have always been part of the lifestyle mix in Southwest Florida, says Paul Erhardt, senior vice president of homebuilding and development for WCI. Weve monitored the market research closely, and homebuyers are telling us theyre ready for the next generation of tower living. The 21-story building will consist of 76 luxury residences, with just four homes on each floor. Two floorplans will be available per floor, with approximately 3,000 and 3,300 square feet of airconditioned living area, plus several expansive private terraces for each residence. The initial design calls for resident garage parking and storage on the first floor, with owner amenities and guest suites on the second floor. Construction is planned to begin in mid-2015, with a projected completion date in the second quarter of 2017. Award-winning architect Bob Hall of Curts Gaines Hall Jones is the lead architect for Altaira. Mr. Hall has designed 14 towers for WCI, including the ultra-luxury Seasons in Naples and Veracruz on Marco Island. WCI is accepting Preferred Buyer registrations for those who want advance information and event invitations for Altaira. Visit WCISkyHomes. com to register. Views from Altaira, WCI Communities first new residential high-rise in seven years, will include Estero Bay, the Gulf of Mexico and the golf course and lakes in The Colony Golf & Bay Club in Bonita Springs.
For location, hours of operation and further details about our award-winning communities throughout Florida, visit mintofla.com. Minto Communities, LLC 2014. All rights reserved. Content may not be reproduced, copied, altered, distributed, stored or tran sferred in any form or by any means without express written permission. Artists renderings, dimensions, speci cations, prices and features are approximate and subject to change without notice. Minto, the Minto logo, The Isles of Collier Preserve and The Isles of Collier Preserve logo are trademarks of Minto Communities, LLC and/or its af liates. CGC 1519880. 12/2014Luxury Single-Family, Paired Villa and Coach Homes from the mid $300s to over $1 million | (888) 707-1251 ~ mintofla.com 5445 Caribe Avenue, Naples, FL 34113 | Located on US 41/Tamiami Trail East, just south of Thomasson Drive Now you can join Naples most unique new community in an extraordinary new home value! The Isles of Collier Preserve introduces five innovative new Minto Paired Villa floor plans and nine new luxury Single-Family floor plans designed and priced for carefree, low-maintenance Florida living at its finest. Nestled within a pristine natural setting, The Isles of Collier Preserve captures the timeless architecture and traditions of Old Naples. Over half of 2,400 acres are dedicated to lakes, nature preserves and natural habitat. Elegant Single-Family, Paired Villa and Coach Homes overlook miles of scenic kayak and biking trails along the tranquil Cypress Waterway. Visit our interactive Discovery Sales Center and experience this one-of-a-kind community for yourself! Construction Underway on The Isles Club Coming Fall 2015 Classic Old Florida Clubhouse Fitness & Wellness Center Resort-Style Pool Tennis & Bocce Ball Courts Open Now: Kayak Launch and 8 Miles of Kayak, Hiking & Biking Trails Coming Soon: Overlook Bar & Grill G u ided Boat Tours every Friday Saturday 10am 4pm and Sunday 12pm 4pm Explore our nature trails and waterways on Minto bicycles and kayaks.No CDD Fees Unlike other communities, The Isles of Collier Preserve does not burden you with Community Development District (CDD) Fees, which saves you thousands of dollars during your home ownership. Once you compare, the choice is clearly Minto.A Colorful New Expression of Classic Coastal Living Featuring 5 New Paired Villa Floor Plans from the mid $300s 9 New Luxury Single-Family Floor Plans from the $400s to over $1 millionOnly 5 Minutes to Downtown Naples and the Beaches On the south shore of Naples Bay Dont Miss The Opportunity to Take Advantage of PRE-GRAND OPENING PRICING! New Home Site Release Offers Incredible Premium Views *National Association of Home Builders GOLD AWARD winner for Community of the Year, the only Florida Winner in 33 years, and NAHB Gold Award for Best Clubhouse. CALL ANGELA BAVETTA or KIM SHORECopyright 2014, Miromar Development Corporation. Miromar Realty is a registered mark of Miromar Development Corporation. Ask the Experts We Know Miromar!FIND YOUR HOME IN MIROMAR LAKES BEACH & GOLF CLUB, THE #1 COMMUNITY IN THE UNITED STATES*12030414-2790 Beachfront Condo 2014 DEVELOPER & COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, DEC. 7 1-4 P.M. Beachfront Condo OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, DEC. 7 1-4 P.M.
Live at Mangrove Bay, located along the Gordon River in Old Naples. Choose from luxury oneor two-story single-family residences designed by MHK Architecture and Planning, constructed by Lotus Construction, complete with a private pool and patio, and an individual boat slip. Hook up with adventure, starting from your own dockstep. Cruise the bay, explore the backwaters by kayak, or coast into the Gulf for world-class game shing. Immerse yourself in an unparalleled lifestyle. Mangrove Bay is adjacent to the Citys proposed Baker Park and Gordon River Greenway preserve, and within blocks of the Gulf Beaches and upscale shopping, dining, entertainment, and nightlife along famed Fifth Avenue South. Indulge in Mangrove Bays unique quality of life, including access to a private community boat ramp adjacent to its thoughtfully appointed concierge building, and on-site concierge services. Open your beautifully situated home to coastal breezes, relax by your private pool, and bask in your own good taste. There are only 53 oneand two-story Old Florida cottage-style single-family residences available. Mangrove Bay offers six distinctive oor plans with three elevation options each all with private covered or uncovered boat slips, and all that wonderful water. RENDERINGS OF ELEVATIONS ARE CONCEPTUAL IN NATURE. FOR ACTUAL ELEVATIONS, REFER TO THE FINAL PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE RESPECTIVE HOME-TYPE AND ELEVATION-TYPE. MANGROVE BAY IS OFFERED BY PARADISE REALTY OF NAPLES, LLC, A LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER. PRICES, FEATURES AND AVAILABILITY SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. LOGO, PHOTOGRAPHY AND ALL RENDERINGS ARE PROPERTY OF MANGROVE BAY, COPYRIGHTED AS SUCH AND MAY NOT BE USED BY ANY OTHER PARTY. PRICING FROM THE MID $2Ms 239.261.2200 | www.mangrovebaynaples.com201 Goodlette Road South, Naples, FL 34102 Sales Center Hours of Operation Monday Friday 9am-5pm Saturday and Sunday noon-4pm, or by appointmentWhere the WATER Meets the WONDER Mangrove Bay
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CASA EL NIDOIN PRATO AT TALIS PARK 239.449.5900 TalisPark.com A Kitson & Partners Community Visit The Garden House Sales Center at Livingston Rd, Naples, FL b ORAL REPRESENTATION CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. NOT AN OFFERING WHERE PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW. PHOTOGRAPHY IN THIS AD MAY BE STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY USED TO DEPICT THE LIFESTYLE TO BE ACHIEVED RATHER ANY THAT MAY EXIST. Broker participation welcomed. Prices, plans and specications subject to change without notice.MODEL OPEN DAILYA Completed, Two-Story, 6,491 Square Feet, Five-Bedroom, Six-and-a-Half Bath Furnished Resident Ready Estate Model by T. Scholten Builder Showcasing Pratos Signature Long Range Views $3.9 Million With Furnishings SEE IT, TOUCH IT, FEEL IT, MAKE IT YOUR OWN
Welcome to Casa El Nido In Prato at Talis ParkGracefully situated on a home site overlooking the emerald green Sea Dwarf Paspalum fairway of Talis Park Golf Clubs 15th hole, T. Scholten Builders Casa El Nido model residence epitomizes the relaxed grandeur and In the Park lifestyle of the North Naples communitys Prato estate home neighborhood. An enclave of just twenty-four Park Estate Homes offering enhanced privacy and spectacular golf, water, and preserve views, Pratos North facing residences enjoy unfettered golf and orchard views, a combination that provides a captivating landscaped effect. Those facing south offer the tranquility of seemingly endless water and golf course vistas. The view corridor of every Prato site is uninterrupted by another residence. Pratos residences range from 4,500 to over 7,000 square feet on 125 x 175 sites and start at $2.5 million. The completed, two-story, 6,491 square feet, five-bedroom, six-and-a-half bath Casa El Nido furnished estate model is available for purchase and immediate occupancy and offered at $3.9 million with furnishings. In keeping with PDS Architecture of Fort Myers Spanish architectural style, the exterior of the Casa El Nido features rustic functional shutters with a dark stain, arched mahogany entry doors, dark cypress soffits and fascia, exposed trusses and large corbels. The exterior walls are finished with a sprayed granular stucco. Anderson window and doors are found throughout the home. The interior of the Casa El Nido is designed to convey a grand, traditional sensibility with beautifully executed architectural ceiling details complimented by the use of selected modern elements, including a stainless steel and glass stairway treatment that plays against dark-toned wood treads. Lighter toned hardwood flooring is used throughout the downstairs. Upon entry to the home, an elegant light-filled parlour with a fireplace and French doors opening to the outside greets visitors and offers a warm, inviting conversation space. A formal dining room includes a large wine room. The spacious gourmet island kitchen is designed to provide an abundance of work space for the most discriminating chef and includes a large pantry. The family room offers another comfortable gathering place that can be opened to the outside. The south facing Casa El Nidos massive outdoor living area is positioned on the view. The covered lanai features a large sitting area with a fireplace and television, a dining area, an island bar and an outdoor kitchen with a grill, refrigerator and sink. A custom designed pool is finished to convey the look of soothing Caribbean-blue water. The homes residents will enjoy sunsets from a raised fire pit area overlooking Talis Parks Greg Norman-Pete Dye designed golf course and the glittering waters of a lake. An office just off the master suite provides a private retreat removed from the homes living areas. The master suite includes a master bedroom overlooking Casa El Nidos wondrous views, and a master bath with a double vanity, a freestanding white tub and 24-inch white and grey Calcutta tile. The homes dramatic upstairs is ideally suited for out-of-town guests and grandchildren and can be accessed either by the stairway or an elevator. A large 17 x 26 play room offers a place to watch television and to entertain younger family members. Two guest suites with walkin closets include double French doors that open to a spacious covered terrace that flows into a large sun deck. The terrace and sun deck offer spectacular views and can also be accessed through double French doors at the south end of the upstairs central hallway. After establishing themselves as one of the Chicago areas preferred builders, Tom and Regina Scholten relocated to Southwest Florida in 1998 and opened T. Scholten Builder in 2001. Since then, the firm has been acknowledged as one of the areas premier builders and has completed custom luxury residences in Naples most prestigious neighborhoods. To ensure its rigid quality standards and completion deadlines are met, Scholten maintains its own fulltime group of accomplished craftsmen. Having our own craftsmen allows us to control our own destiny as far as quality and on-time completion are concerned, said Tom Scholten. We specialize in crafting luxurious residences for highly discerning clients and the people who work with us share our very high standards. Talis Park shares those standards as well. We are thrilled to be building in Prato and to be working in a community that clearly has a unique sense of vision. Opportunities to enjoy the Prato estate lifestyle are limited. All developer home sites in Prato have been sold. In addition to Casa El Nido, four builder or investor owned home sites and the Golf Dream House currently under construction also remain available in Prato. Furnished estate models by McGarvey Custom Homes and Gulfshore Homes are planned for two of the sites. Gulfshore is also making a custom estate home and lot package available on one of the remaining home sites in Prato. Talis Parks residential choices range from penthouse style condominiums priced from the $700s to estate residences starting at $2.5 million. Homebuyers have an opportunity to begin enjoying Talis Parks lifestyle in advance of next Season. Completed and soonto-be-completed furnished models and unfurnished Resident Ready homes are available for purchase in eight distinct neighborhoods. Additional furnished models are poised to begin construction before the end of the year. Talis Park is located in North Naples on Livingston Road just north of Immokalee Road. Visit Talis Parks Garden House Sales Center at 16980 Livingston Road in North Naples, or visit Talis Park online at talispark.com. ADVERTORIALResidences in the Prato estate neighborhood are just minutes from Talis Parks Great Lawn and Vyne House, a New Fashioned clubhouse with dining, fitness, and spa facilities. The Casa El Nidos spacious gourmet island kitchen is designed to provide an abundance of work space for the most discriminating chef and includes a large pantry. The completed, two-story, 6,491 square feet, five-bedroom, six-and-a-half bath Casa El Nido furnished estate model is available for purchase and immediate occupancy in Prato at Talis Park and offered at $3.9 million with furnishings. Talis Parks golf course is one of just two courses in the world designed by Greg Norman and Pete Dye and is consistently ranked in the top 20 courses in Florida. T. Scholten Builders Casa El Nido model residence epitomizes the relaxed grandeur and In the Park lifestyle of Talis Parks Prato estate home neighborhood.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB26 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 4-10, 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>$100,0001 WYNDEMERE COURTSIDE COMMONS 403 Courtside Drive $168,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Catherine Bordner 239.560.29212 HERITAGE BAY TERRACE VIII 10349 Heritage Bay Boulevard #2125 $174,900 PSIR Mira Rochford 239.287.29293 NAPLES HERITAGE TERRACE AT STONEYBROOK 7525 Stoneybrook Drive #912 $179,000 PSIR Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176>$300,0004 WYNDEMERE THE COMMONS 400 Wyndemere Way #102 $300,000 PSIR Robert Hollister 239.250.61135 EAGLE CREEK 510 Eagle Creek Drive $389,000 PSIR Jacquie Lewisy 239.227.3070>$400,0006 PELICAN BAY GLENCOVE 5802 Glen Cove Drive #307 $459,900 Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Jackie May 239.450.0776 7 PELICAN LANDING BAYCREST 25259 Galashields Circle $469,000 PSIR John Coburn 239.825.34648 PELICAN LANDING BAYCREST 25362 Galashields Circle $479,000 PSIR Stephanie Coburn 239.825.3470>$500,0009 BRENDISI AT MEDITERRA 29140 Brendisi Way, #201 $574,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.009710 FIDDLERS CREEK CASCADA 9114 Cascada Way #201 $579,000 PSIR Michelle Thomas 239.860.717611 FIDDLERS CREEK SERENA 3191 Serenity Court #202 $599,000 PSIR Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176>$600,00012 PELICAN BAY ST. TROPEZ 5501 Heron Point Drive #602 $625,000 PSIR Gary Blaine 239.595.291213 NAPLES BATH & TENNIS 1031 Oriole Circle $685,000 PSIR Debbi/Marty McDermott 239.564.4231>$700,00014 FIDDLERS CREEK MULBERRY ROW 7677 Mulberry Lane $745,000 PSIR Michelle Thomas 239.860.717615 IMPERIAL RIVER 27548 Bayshore Drive $745,000 PSIR Suzanne Ring 239.821.755016 FIDDLERS CREEK BELLAGIO 8515 Bellagio Drive $775,000 PSIR Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176>$800,00017 THE STRAND 5935 Barclay Lane $835,000 PSIR Craig Cervantes 239.596.771018 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD KENWOOD 22221 Kenwood Isle Drive $859,000 PSIR Roxanne Jeske 239.450.521019 BONITA BAY VISTAS 4751 Bonita Bay Boulevard #1702 $895,000 PSIR Teresa Rucker 239.281.2376 Also Available: #402 $469,000>$1,000,00020 BONITA BAY BERMUDA COVE 26203 Isle Way $1,020,000 PSIR Teresa Rucker 239.281.237621 THE MOORINGS 690 Harbour Drive $1,190,000 PSIR Brandon Dowdy 239.287.624322 OLD NAPLES 740 5th Avenue North $1,495,000 PSIR Debbi/Marty McDermott 239.564.423123 BONITA BAY TAVIRA 4851 Bonita Bay Boulevard #301 $1,499,000 PSIR Ginger Lickley 239.860.4661 Also Available: #304 $1,499,00024 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1220 Gordon River Trail From $1,795,000 PSIR Call 239.261.3148 Open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm25 THE MOORINGS 728 Regatta Road $1,975,000 Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Jackie May 239.450.0776 Open Sunday 12-4pm>$2,000,00026 OLD NAPLES 311 3rd Avenue South $2,150,000 PSIR Debbi/Marty McDermott 239.564.423127 MARCELLO AT MEDITERRA 29010 Marcello Way $2,150,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.009728 CLUB ESTATES 4429 Club Estates Drive $2,395,000 PSIR Jane Bond 239.595.9515 Open 12-4pm29 OLD NAPLES 315 6th Street North $2,395,000 PSIR Debbi/Marty McDermott 239.564.423130 THE MOORINGS 725 Ketch Drive $2,990,000 PSIR Carolyn Weinand 239.269.5678>$3,000,00031 TERAMO AT MEDITERRA 29080 Teramo Way $3,799,000 Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.009732 COCQUINA SANDS 550 Banyan Boulevard $3,975,000 PSIR Richard Culp 239.290.9000>$5,000,00033 PORT ROYAL 870 Nelsons Walk $5,950,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0097>$6,000,00034 PORT ROYAL 1390 Spyglass Lane $6,400,000 PSIR Peter Reppucci 239.595.650035 PORT ROYAL 655 Galleon Drive $6,495,000 Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Jackie May 239.450.0776 Open Daily>$8,000,00036 PORT ROYAL 3330 Rum Row $8,900,000 Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Jackie May 239.450.0776 >$9,000,00037 PORT ROYAL 3605 Fort Charles Drive $9,250,000 PSIR William Callahan 239.272.5756>$22,000,00038 PORT ROYAL 840 Admiralty Parade $22,900,000 Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Jackie May 239.450.0776 Open Sundays 1-4pm, also Thursday, December 11th 4-8pm Florida Weeklys Open Houses 2 4 3 5 16 6 11 17 18 14 15 12 7 20 8 10 13 19 1 21 23 24 26 30 25 29 28 32 34 35 36 37 38 22 31 9 27 33
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A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF DECEMBER 4-10, 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 Beyond modernThe antiques experts comment on the postmodernist movement. C24 Recipes includedThe Key West Food Critic mystery series continues, and book reviewer Phil Jason enjoys every morsel. C20 Older appetitesRetirement communities learning to cater to residents increasingly sophisticated tastes. C39 Now that the Thanksgiving leftovers are all gone, its time to turn your attention to the next big holiday. A visit to the Marco Island Art Center for the Festival of Trees can help shift your focus to Christmas, thanks to more than two dozen decorated trees, holiday music and more. Island artists, businesses and civic organizations have designed the trees ranging from tabletop size to 8 feet tall. Several of them are for sale, although they must remain at the art center until Friday morning, Dec. 19. Shells by Emily is represented by a tree covered in flowers made of jingle shells collected along the Marco shoreline, and the Marco Island Womans Club has a tree decked in chrysanthemums, the official club flower. Local artist Barbara Parisi has covered a tree in handmade origami. Other tree themes include Peace on Earth, Shoes, Around the World and Teddy Bear Christmas. Sunshine Ace Hardware on Marco is not only putting a tree on display but is also providing a discount to all participants on the purchase of decorations, lighting, hardware and other electrical needs. Perhaps the most spectacular of the trees and the exhibits signature entry is a 6-footer carved entirely in glass Marco art center decks the halls for the holidaysSEE FESTIVAL, C27 A A R R T T S S & & E E N N T T E E R R T T A A I I N N M M E E N N T T S S C C E E N N E E BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com Fringe Christmas albums from Los Straitjackets, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Brave Combo are just a few you could try this year.COURTESY IMAGES; FLORIDA WEEKLY ILLUSTRATIONTheres more to Christmas music than the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Ray Conniff Singers. Even more than Johnny Mathis, Bing Crosby and the Very Special Christmas album series. It seems that almost everyone whos ever made an album has recorded a Christmas one.SEE FRINGE, C4 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 4-10, 2014 SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS Throat clearing will get you nowhere Im teaching writing classes now, and I tell my students that one of the best ways to improve their work is to eliminate throat clearing, those first few pages or paragraphs of a piece where nothing interesting happens the backstory, the boring details, the places where theyre trying to impress a reader instead of getting down to what matters. During a recent session, after giving my usual spiel, it occurred to me that this is good advice for relationships, as well. Im forever amazed by how often I can sit down with a new potential love interest and hes content to fill the time talking about himself. And not even the good stuff, the amusing parts, the funny anecdotes, but the boring history and insignificant details. Ill sit there and marvel for the length of our date, never saying a thing, and at the one-hour mark I make my excuses and go. Life is short, Im always saying. Who has time to listen to that? The other night I gave a memoir class to a new group of students, four women Id never met. We began the usual way, by doing an exercise that asked them to write the beginning of their book. And no throat clearing, I warned them. I watched the clock for five minutes and then gave them each a chance to share. What they read was nice, very well written, but it stayed on the surface of things, where the light is. After a moments consideration, I told them, I don't think thats what you really want to be writing about. I think theres something more. Something deeper. From teaching memoir classes, I know that everyone has a fascinating story. Everyone. Even especially the people who swear they dont. The trick is getting past the safe parts, the usual stories, the bits we tell our friends and family and, yes, our first dates. To make a connection, I tell my students, we have to be willing to reveal the dark parts, the moments in our lives when we were less than content. We have to be open to talking about loneliness and fear and uncertainty. I say we should be doing this for our readers, but really we should be doing it for everyone in our lives. So I had my small class try the exercise again, this time with an eye to moving into the richer places. The stories that came out blazed off the page. We heard about abuse, infertility, grief the most raw, truest parts of life. By the end of the night, I felt as if I knew those women intimately and, because of it, I cared for them. We were suddenly close, when two hours before we had been strangers. My point is this: Humans build intimacy by sharing and revealing. Not, as it turns out, by throat clearing. I encourage you, on your next first date, to move beyond the emotional safe places, dare to be truer, more real. Instead of trying to impress the person youre with, let yourself be vulnerable. Trust me, he or she will love you more for it. I know I would. Artis Henderson is the author of Unremarried Widow published by Simon and Schuster. artis HENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com is rd
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 4-10, 2014 FRINGEFrom page 1And why not? Theyre annual sellers. And with all-Christmas-music-all-daylong radio programming popping up waaay too early in the season, theres more opportunity to listen to songs about bells and snow and Rudolph getting bullied but showing them all in the end how much they need him. Whatever the genre, theres been a Christmas album or at the very least, a Christmas song written in that style. If youre tired of listening to the sameold same-old, and want something really different, we suggest the following fringe Christmas albums. The Singing Saw at Christmas is possibly one of the strangest Christmas albums youll ever hear. Julian Koster (The Music Tapes, Neutral Milk Hotel) plays a dozen carols on a musical saw, including The First Noel, Jingle Bells, Silver Bells, White Christmas, O Come All Ye Faithful and O Holy Night. This is what a haunted house must sound like after Halloween, with spirits moaning Christmas tunes. Or maybe this is just the high-pitched weird sound their voices make when they try to sing. Some might find the sound ethereal; Im certain others will think its just plain spooky. Some might think it sounds like a theremin, the instrument heard in countless sci-fi movies from the s and s, including The Day the Earth Stood Still and The Thing (From Another World.) Whatever it is, its eerie, and its a safe bet you never heard another Christmas album quite like this one. Lets just say its an acquired taste. The singer El Vez the Mexican Elvis wears his hair in a pompadour and sings in the bluesy Elvis Presley style but he interprets everything through his own culture. He performs with backup singers The Lovely Elvettes and his band, the Memphis Mariachis. (El Vez had his start with the Latino punk band The Zeros and also played in Catholic Discipline with Phranc.) His 1994 album Merry MeX-Mas includes Feliz Navidad (of course), Santa Claus is Sometimes Brown, Mamacita Donde Esta Santa Claus and Poncho Claus. And El Vez doesnt sing about a white Christmas or even a blue Christmas (without you), but a Brown Christmas. Im dreaming of a brown Christmas/ Just like the ones in San Diego, he croons. If you feel, like El Vez does, that Santa should have reindeer named Poncho and Jose, this is el album de registro for you. (El Vez recently released another holiday album, Sno-Way Jose, which includes studio versions and live versions of his Christmas songs.) Ho ho ho, Daddy-o! Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has put out not one, but two Christmas albums. The first one was titled Everything You Want for Christmas. But apparently, though the band gave its fans everything they wanted, they still wanted more. So Big Bad Voodoo Daddy released It Feels Like Christmas Time. Both albums are performed in its trademark swing sound, complete with horns. It Feels Like Christmas Time includes Run, Rudolph Run, a samba-flavored Walking in a Winter Wonderland and a New Orleans-inspired version of Frosty the Snowman. It is quite possibly the only Christmas album by a single band that includes covers of All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth) and the romantic What Are You Doing New Years Eve? It ends with a version of Auld Lang Syne, guaranteeing you can legitimately listen to this album past Christmas Day. The Nashville-based band Los Straitjackets wears Lucha Libre masks (colorful Mexican wrestling masks) and plays surf music straight out of the s. Its two Christmas albums Tis the Season for Los Straitjackets! and Yuletide Beat are well worth checking out. The bands instrumentals are rich in reverb and sound as if The Ventures and Dick Dale got together to jam on some holiday tunes. (In fact, the opening bars of The Ventures Pipeline open its version of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.) Despite the novelty of these tunes, Los Straitjackets are no novelty act; these tunes are masterfully played, rocking numbers. (Especially of note: Here Comes Santa Claus, Jingle Bell Rock and Sleigh Ride.) When you play this one, be sure to crank up the volume. Sun, surf and Christmas music; what more could you ask for? The punk polka band Brave Combo has released at least three holiday albums: Christmas Present, Its Christmas, Man! and Holidays! Holidays! hits all the major holidays throughout the year, beginning with Auld Lang Syne and New Years Polka and ending with Mambo in a New Year. Its not explicitly a Christmas album, though it does include Coal and Switches and Hey, Little Dreidel (for Hanukkah) and even Thanksgiving Day. Though these guys love to play polka at breakneck speed, their Christmas albums contain everything from sambas to cha-cha-chas to waltzes. Christmas Present includes a bump-and-grind version of Winter Wonderland and a Jingle Bells that sounds suspiciously like a hora. Where else could you hear that? On its Its Christmas, Man! album, the group performs The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting) ska-style and Must Be Santa as a rousing polka. Push back the furniture and roll up the rugs; these are definitely albums to dance to! The Asylum Street Spankers is a quirky group from Austin, Texas. (One of its non-Christmas albums is called Gods Favorite Band.) Its website describes the group as defiantly acoustic and says its music is magnificently indefinable, though it then goes on to give an unnamed critics description of their sound: a roots-rock riddle, nestled in a satirical Vaudeville enigma, packaged in an old-timey radio puzzle and slathered with hippie-fried mystery sauce. Hard to improve on a description like that! Recorded live in Houston and Austin, their The Asylum Street Spankers Present A Christmas Spanking album includes Merry Christmas, Baby, What Are You Doing New Years Eve, Zat You, Santa Claus? and a suggestive Trim Your Tree, as well as a sweet rendition of Blue Christmas, accompanied by ukulele, and a haunting Silent Night, which can it be? sure sounds as if its played on a musical saw. Gods favorite band? The claim is tough to fact-check, but it could wind up being one of yours. And then theres what has been called the funniest, strangest and most beautiful mixed-marriage of musical styles ever created: the Klezmonauts Oy to the World! Its an album of 10 Christmas carols played as if they were Hebrew melodies klezmer carols! The tunes include Deck the Halls, We Three Kings of Orient Ar e Little Drummer Boy and Carol of the Bells, ending with Away in a Manger. I havent heard a musical mashup like this since Mandy Patinkin sang White Christmas in what he called Irving Berlins first language: Yiddish. The music on Oy to the World! should make you get up and dance (or at the very least, tap your feet). Its joyous, its celebratory, its exuberant. As the bands website urges: Put a little OY in Christmas. It couldnt hurt.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 4-10, 2014 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOTHEATERETC The Naples Players ETC Readers Theatre presents its annual Evening of New Plays at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6 in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. See story on page C16.The Nutcracker By Naples Philharmonic and Miami City Ballet Dec. 6-7 at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org.Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol By Gulfshore Playhouse Dec. 6-21 at The Norris Center. 866-811-4111 or gulfshoreplayhouse.org. See story on page C5.Hansel & Gretel By Gulfshore Opera Dec. 7 at the Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs and Dec. 21 at Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. 5293925 or gulshoreopera.org.The Spitfire Grill Through Dec. 6 by The Naples Players at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or naplesplayers.org. See review on page C10.The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical Through Dec. 25 at the Off-Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm. com.A Christmas Carol Through Dec. 27 at the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.Swell Party By Theatre Conspiracy Dec. 4-5 and Dec. 11-13 at the Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers. 936-3239 or theatreconspiracy.org.Nutcracker Goes Pop! By Naples Players KidzAct Dec. 12-14 and Dec. 19-20 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 434-7340 or naplesplayers.org.THURSDAY12.4Author Lunch Chez Boet hosts author Sarah Elle Emm Mereday to discuss her book Marrying Missy and her Harmony Run series of young adult novels at noon. $26. 755 12th Ave. S. 6436147 or chetboetnaples.com.Film Classic Naples Regional Library hosts a screening of African Queen starring Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart at 2 p.m. Free. 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. 252-7542 or collierlibrary.org.Meet Clyde Butcher Photographer Clyde Butcher stops in at Blue Mangrove on Marco Island from 4-7 p.m. 1089 N. Coller Blvd. 695-2428 or clydebutcher.comm.Art and Pizza The Center for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts Alla Prima, Alla Fun! starting at 5:30 p.m. Create artwork and enjoy pizza, wine and friends. Painter Patty Kane provides guidance. $50. 26100 Old 41 Road. 4958989 or artcenterbonita.org.Mercato Music Raiford Starke performs on the lawn at Mercato at 6 p.m. Free. 254-1080 or mercatoshops.com. Architecture Lecture The American Institute of Architects-Florida Southwest Chapter welcomes Peter Bohlin, who designed the flagship Apple Store on New York Citys Fifth Avenue, for Nature of Circumstance, a lecture at Miromar Design Center. A reception at 6 p.m. will be followed by the program at 7:30 p.m. $15 for AIA members and their guests, $20 non-members. 10800 Corkscrew Road. Register at aiaflasw.com.Holiday Concert The Bach Ensemble Troubadours perform madrigals and uncommon Christmas selections at 5:30 p.m. at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. $35. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 3944221 or marcoislandart.org.Downtown Christmas Fifth Avenue hosts its annual Christmas Walk and Tree Lighting at 5 p.m. Enjoy local choral groups, dance troupes and other local performers. fifthavenuesouth.com.A Stand-Up Guy Comedian Rich Shultis takes the stange at the Old Naples Comedy Club at 8:30 tonight and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5-6. $15. 1100 6th Ave. S. 455-2844 or oldnaplescomedyclub.com.FRIDAY12.5Santa Photo Op Pet-owners can take their four-legged friends to Happy Cat Thrift Shop from 4-7 p.m. today or 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, for photos with Santa Claus. $10 donation benefits the Naples Cat Alliance. 7785 Davis Blvd. 300-0829 or naplescatalliance.org.Empty Bowls The FGCU Art Department and United Arts Council of Collier County host the 14th annual pottery sale and eighth annual Empty Bowls soup lunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at FGCU. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. For a $15 donation, participants can select a bowl created by a student in the universitys art department and fill it with soup from a local restaurant. Proceeds benefit local food banks. 590-1000 or fgcu.edu.Foreign Film South Regional Library presents a screening of the Israeli film The Bands Visit at 2 p.m. A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves in the wrong town. Free. 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. 252-7542 or collierlibrary.org.Pastel Party Southwest Florida Pastel Society hosts a reception for its annual Small Works show from 3-5 p.m. at The Norris Center. 755 Eighth Ave. S. 566-2958 or pastelsociety.org.Light Festival The seventh annual Celebration of Lights takes place from 4-9 p.m. at Ave Maria Town Center. Town parade begins at 6 p.m. Free. 3523903 or avemaria.com.Birthday Bash Celebrate Big Cypress National Preserves 40th anniversary as a nationally recognized preserve at 7 p.m at the Collier County Museum. Live entertainment and prizes. $75 or $125. 3331 Tamiami Trail E. 6954758 or nps.gov.Van Gogh Project Interpret Van Goghs Starry Night into a winter scene on your own canvas at 6:30 p.m. at Vinos Picasso. $36. 2367 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 431-8750 or vinospicasso.com.Choir Concert The Ave Maria University Choir performs at 7 p.m. at Florida SouthWestern State CollegeCollier campus. Presented by the Bayshore Center for Performing Arts. $25 for adults, $20 for students. 775-2800 or bayshorecapa.org.SATURDAY12.6Kids Authors Friends of the Collier County Museum invite kids to meet local childrens authors Joan Curley, Charlotte Davenport, Mindy Kirkley, Peggy Post and Lisa Trebilcock at 10 a.m. at the Collier County Museum. Santa will stop by at 11 a.m. 3331 Tamiami Trail E. 252-8426 or colliermuseums.com.Shell Art The Marco Island Shell Club hosts an arts and crafts sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marco Island WinnDixie. Proceeds benefit scholarships for students in the marine science program at FGCU. 625 N. Collier Blvd. 963-4694 or marcoshellclub.com.Holiday Bazaar Naples Elks Lodge 2010 hosts a holiday bazaar starting at 9 a.m. 11250 Tamiami Trail E. Adventure Day Friends of Lovers Key hosts its annual Great Outdoor Adventure Day starting at 10 a.m. at the parks kayak launch. Enjoy music, food, touch tanks and ranger-led excursions. Regular park admission applies. 4634588 or friendsofloverskey.org.Snow Day Collier County Parks and Recreation hosts Snowfest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Golden Gate Community Park, complete with toboggan rides, ice skating, carnival rides and festive food. $2. colliergov.net.Art in the Park Naples Art Association presents a juried art show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Cambier Park. 2626517 or naplesart.org.Swamp Party Celebrate the history and culture of the Everglades starting at 10:30 a.m. at the big Cypress National Preserve Welcome Center in Ochopee. 695-4758 or nps.org.Holiday Ballet Miami City Ballet and the Naples Philharmonic bring their annual performance of George Balanchines The Nutcracker to Artis Naples at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7. 597-1900 or artisnaples.com.SUNDAY12.7Car Show Miromar Outlets hosts a Car Cruise-In from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 10801 Corkscrew Road. 948-3766 or miromaroutlets.com.Shopping with Artists Dagnys Spirits hosts a shopping open house at 2 p.m. Guests can purchase silk scarves, custom jewelry, hand-painted glassware and more from local artists. 15205 Collier Blvd. 384-9281 or dagnysspirits.com.Jazz in the Garden Naples Botanical Garden hosts the David T. Experience at 2 p.m. Regular admission applies. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. 643-7275 or naplesgarden. org The American Institute of Architects-Florida Southwest Chapter welcomes Peter Bohlin, who designed the flagship Apple Store on New York Citys Fifth Avenue, for a lecture Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Miromar Design Center. A reception starts at 6 p.m. and the program is at 7:30 p.m. $15 for AIA members and their guests, $20 for non-members. 10800 Corkscrew Road. Register at aiaslasw.com. The Naples Philharmonic and Miami City Ballet present George Balanchines The Nutcracker on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6-7, at Artis Naples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 4-10, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOAdvent Event St. Marys Episcopal Church in Bonita Springs hosts its 14th annual Festival of Advent Lessons and Carols at 4 p.m. Free. 9801 Bonita Beach Road. 992-4343 or stmarysbonita.org.Concert in the Park The Naples Concert Band performs from 2-4 p.m. in the band shell at Cambier Park. Free. Naplesconcertband.org.MONDAY12.8Lifelong Learning Naples Botanical Garden hosts the first class of watercolor pencil workshop series from 9 a.m. to noon. $35 per class for Garden members, $40 for others. 643-7275 or naplesgarden.orgSip & Shop Enjoy light refreshments while shopping the 2015 Resort Collection at Venetian Villages J. McLaughlin. Fifteen percent of proceeds will benefit the Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples. 776-7772 or venetianvillage.com.Home for the Holidays Voices of Naples presents a holiday concert featuring a piano, string and double bass quartet at 7 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. 777 Mooring Line Drive. 4552582 or voicesofnaples.orgHall & Oates The pop duo performs at 8 p.m. at ArtisNaples. 5971900 or artisnaples.org.TUESDAY12.9Local History Enjoy docent-led tours of Historic Palm Cottage from 1-4 p.m. today through Saturday. Free for Naples Historial Society members, $10 for others. 137 12th Ave. S. 261-8164 or napleshistoricalsociety.org.Art Reception Marco Island Center for the Arts hosts its Second Tuesday reception from 5:30-7 p.m. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or marcoislandart.org.A Capella Holiday Enjoy the sounds of the season with Bling! Quartet at 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. at Headquarters Library. 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-0334 or collierlibraries.org.Holiday Trunk Show Naples artist Muffy Clark Gill shows off her latest works from 4:30-7 p.m. for a trunk show featuring her work and childrens clothing from Cottontails. Reservations appreciated. 10001 Tamiami Trail N. 253-8827.Decoding Wine Labels Learn how to read wine labels from the experts at 6:30 p.m. at Whole Foods. $15. 5525200 or wholefoodsmarket.com.Christmas Parade Downtown Naples annual holiday parade steps off at 6 p.m. on Broad Avenue and proceeds down Third Street South to Fifth Avenue and ends on Eighth Street South. 213-7120 or fifthavenuesouth.com.WEDNESDAY12.10Downtown Stroll Enjoy a guided walking tour of Old Naples led by a docent from the Naples Historical Society. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Historic Palm Cottage. 137 12th Ave. S. Reservations required. 2618164 or napleshistoricalsociety.org.Tile Time Naples Elks Lodge 2010 hosts mah jongg at 11 a.m. $2 for nonmembers. 11250 Tamiami Trail E. (845) 649-5502.Classical Jazz Pianist Uri Caine heads the Naples Philharmonic Jazz orchestra at 8 p.m. at ArtisNaples. 5971900 or artisnaples.org. 12.7 Gulfshore Opera presents Engelbert Humperdincks Hansel & Gretel at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs. Mezzo-soprano Lauren Davis and soprano Kaycey Cardin star as the title characters. Tickets are $20 and $30 for adults, $12 for ages 17 and younger. 963-9050 or gulfshoreopera.org for tickets. #WALK IT 12.10 12.6 Fifth Avenue South lights up for the holidays at the annual Christmas Walk and Tree Lighting festivities starting at 5 p.m. Thursday. The jolly old soul himself pays a visit to good girls and boys at the Collier County Museum from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Several childrens book authors will also be on hand. Free. 3331 Tamiami Trail E. Wynonna and her band The Big Noise present A Simpler Christmas at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. $48-$68. 481-4849 or bbmannpah.com Collier County Parks and Recreation hosts Snowfest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Golden Gate Community Park, complete with toboggan rides, ice-skating, carnival rides, festive food and yes, snow flurries. $2 admission. colliergov.net.#CHILL IT#JAZZ IT UP Naples Botanical Garden presents the David T. Experience at 2 p.m. Sunday. Regular admission applies. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. 643-7275 or naplesgarden.org
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 WEEK OF DECEMBER 4-10, 2014 V2+UJoin us at Naples Best Champagne Happy Hour featuring Veuve Clicquot and specially priced delectable fare and libations.EVERYFRIDAYFROMTOPMATTHEBAR FEATURING $5 Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label $5 Select Cocktails & Wine $5 Select Appetizers $7 flutes of Veuve Clicquot Rose $25 Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame WHAT TO DO Artichoke & CompanysJOHNNY T DINNER SHOWSPut those dancing shoes on and join us for a three-course meal and live entertainment! EVERY MONDAY NIGHT 6:00 P.M.Reservations required; $29.50 per person plus tax/gratuity. In the Home Depot Plaza, on Bonita Beach Road 11920 Saradrienne Lane Bonita Springs, FL 34135 239.263.6979 artichokeandcompany.com COMING UPChristmas Film Headquarters Library presents a free screening of Christmas in Connecticut (USA, 1945) at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11. A food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas. Additional screenings Dec. 11 at Naples Regional Library and Dec. 12 at South Regional Library. Free. 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-0334 or collierlibraries.org.Family Trips Learn about family travel opportunities from the experts at Betty Maclean Travel from 1-5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at Clive Daniel Home. 2777 Tamiami Trail N. 513-0333 or bettymacleantravel.com.Social Media The Marco Island Center for the Arts hosts FGCUs Renaissance Academys lecture about understanding Facebook and Twitter at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11. $24 for academy members, $29 for non-members. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or fgcu.edu.Open House Journeyman Photography Gallery hosts an open house from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11. 2220 J and C Blvd. #9. 260-5771 or journeymangallery.com.Chorus Concert The Barron Collier High School Chorus performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. 791 Harbor Drive. Free. Collierschools.com/bch.Gallery Reception Gallery on Fifth in Mercato hosts an opening reception for an exhibit of paintings by Bobby Goldsboro from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11. The artist will be in attendance, and the exhibit will remain through Dec. 24. 821-9459 or artorg.net.Sculpture Exhibit Bayshore Center for Performing Arts presents an exhibit featuring the works of more than 20 sculptors from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at The Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt. 2349 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite 506. 775-2800 or bayshorecapa.org.Tree Lighting Enjoy a tree lighting, holiday activities and a visit from Santa at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at Max Hasse Community Park. $5 per family. 3390 Golden Gate Blvd. W. 348-7500 or colliergov.org.Swamp After Hours Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary extends its hours until 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, so visitors can visit the boardwalk at night and enjoy activities and programs in the Visitors Center. $12 for adults, $4 for students. 375 Sanctuary Road West. 3489151 or corkscrew.audubon.org.A Capella Holidays The Paradise Coastmen, a 50-person a capella group, sings holiday favorites from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at The Norris Center. $15. 352-6366 or paradisecoastmen.org.Antique Autos Mercato hosts its Holiday Collector Car Show featuring collector and luxury cars with live entertainment from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13. 254-1080 or mercatoshops.com.Art Show Naples Artcrafters presents a juried art show at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, in Cambier Park. naplesartcrafters.com.Teddy Bear Tea The Ritz-Carlton of Naples begins its teatime for children with hot chocolate, sweet treats and stories at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13. $59. 598-6644 or ritzcarlton.com for additional dates.Christmas Around the World Enjoy Christmas activities, entertainment ethnic and American foods, snow and sledding starting at 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Immokalee Sports Center. $1. 505 Escambia St., Immokalee. 657-1951 or colliergov.net.Eco-Holiday The City of Naples transforms Naples Preserve into a winter wonderland from 4-7 p.m Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13-14. Live music, animals and wildlife exhibits. 1690 Tamiami Trail N. 213-4290 or naplesgov.com.The Boss Tribute The Bruce Springsteen tribute band The Boss Project plays Coconut Point from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13. Free. rockinonthebay.com.Boat Parade The Collier County Marine Industries Association presents the 25th annual Christmas Boat Parade on Naples Bay the evening of Saturday, Dec. 13. 682-0900 or miacc.org. Barn Dance Enjoy a pig roast, dancing, live music, raffles and more starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at The Stable Life Barn in Ave Maria. Proceeds benefit the Donahue Catholic Academy. $50 in advance, $60 at the door. Facebook.com/barndanceyeehaw.Bluegrass Ernie Evans and Florida State Bluegrass Band perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at The Norris Center. $22 in advance, $28 at the door. 213-3049 or floridastatebluegrassband.com.Holiday Gala The Bach Ensemble performs its gala Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at Community Congregational Church, 15300 Tamiami Trail N., and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at Grace Lutheran Church, 860 Banyan Blvd. $25 general admission, $10 students. 7321055 or thebachensemble.org.Concert in the Park The Gulf Coast Big Band performs a free concert from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, in the bandshell at Cambier Park. Gulfcoastbigband.com.More Music The Bonita Springs Concert Band performs a free concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at Riverside Park. 405-3320 or bonitaspringsconcertband.com.Magical comedian Craig Diamond brings his show to the Marco Island Historical Museum at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19. Tickets for $25 can be purchased at the museum gift shop or by calling (800) 838-3006.
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ALASKARoundtrip Vancouver from $3,850*$500 SHIPBOARD CREDITHosted by Susan Valentine, Preferred Travel MEDITERRANEANRome-Venice from $4,950*CHOICE OF PRIVATE CAR & DRIVER OR $500 SHIPBOARD CREDITHosted by Joan Leedy, Preferred TravelVenice-Rome from $3,650*CHOICE OF PRIVATE CAR & DRIVER OR $500 SHIPBOARD CREDITHosted by Sandi Hamann, Preferred Travel Open-Seating Dining featuring Relais & Chateaux PREFERRED TRAVEL EXCLUSIVE AMENITIES!* Choice of Amenities: Private Car & Driver Tour Jewish Film Jewish Congregation of Marco Island hosts a screening on The Jewish Cardinal (2014) at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14. $25. 991 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island. 642-0800 or marcojcmi.com. Films for Film Lovers Watch Mostly Martha (Germany, 2001) at the Center for the Arts Bonita Springs at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15. When a headstrong chef takes charge of her equally stubborn 8-year-old niece, the tension between them mounts until an Italian sous chef arrives to lighten the mood. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.One-Woman Show Janina Birtolo performs her original play about the life and last flight of Amelia Earhart at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Headquarters Library. 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-0334 or collierlibraries.org.Frozen Hanukkah Celebrate the Festival of Lights with an ice menorah and more fun from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Cambier Park. 692-8436 or fifthavenuesouth.com.Lights in the Garden Enjoy family activities, musical performances and holiday lights during Night Lights at Naples Botanical Garden from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 17-23. Regular Garden admission applies. 643-7275 or naplesgarden.org.Hanukkah Celebration The Jewish Federation of Collier County hosts a candle lighting on the lawn at Mercato at 5:45 Thursday, Dec. 18. Live music from the Naples Klezmer Revival Band and latkes and applesauce from Whole Foods. 254-1080 or mercatoshops.com.Tuba Christmas Enjoy a performance of Christmas euphoniums and tubas at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at Sugden Plaza on Fifth Avenue South. 642-8436 or fifthavenuesouth.com. Art Opening Astratta Art in Tre Galleria hosts an opening reception for Out of the Cold, an exhibit of works by Eastern European artists Veronica Winters and Boris Deriy, from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19. 1170 Third St. S. RSVP requested. 331-1841.Abracadabra The Marco Island Historical Society presents magician Craig Diamond and his Off the Wall Magic Show! at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19. $25. 180 S. Heathwood Drive. Purchase tickets at the museum gift shop or call (800) 838-3006.Choral Christmas The choir at Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church performs Christmas favorites at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21. Free. 553 Galleon Drive. 2626581 or trinitybythecove.com.Santas Sleigh Players have a chance to win a 2016 Inifinity Q60 convertible at Immokalee Seminole Indian Casino on Dec. 25. Drawings are from 5:30-8:30 p.m. for 11 finalists who will win $5,000 to $10,000 in free play. One will win the car. 506 First St., Immokalee. (800) 218-0007 or seminoleimmokaleeindiancasino.com.Big Band The Southwest Florida Big Band presents a free concert from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, in the band shell at Cambier Park. naplesgov.com.New Years Fireworks Head to the beach in downtown Naples to enjoy the light show on New Years Eve. The first fuse is lit at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31. 213-7120 or naplesgov.com.By the Light of the Moon Naples Historical Society hosts a full moon tour of Palm Cottage and The Norris Gardens starting at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5. $10. 137 12th Ave. S. 261-8164 or napleshistoricalsociety.org.Welcome to the South The Italian Cultural Society hosts a screening of Benvenuti al Sud (2010) at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, at The Norris Center. The film is a delightful spoof on the northern Italians view of the southern Italians, particularly Neapolitans. $5. 434-3323 or italianculturalsociety.com. Tied-Up in Knotts Karen Knotts, daughter of Don Knotts of The Andy Griffith Show fame, relates stories about growing up with Barney Fife as her dad at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at The Norris Center. 213-3049 or naplesgov. com. Email calendar listings and highresolution photos to Lindsey Nesmith at email@example.com. Please send Word or text documents and jpgs. No pdfs or photos of fliers. Deadline for calendar submissions is noon Monday.Tickets are on sale now for the Grammy Award-winning Asleep at the Wheel concert coming to Seminole Immokalee Casino on Friday night, Jan. 16. Oldtimers might fondly remember the bands debut as an opening act for Alice Cooper and Hot Tuna in Washington, D.C., in 1970. Their big break followed when Van Morrison mentioned them in an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine in 1971, and theyve been wide awake ever since. $25. (800) 218-0007.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 4-10, 2014 ARTS COMMENTARYAnd so we read on happily Whenever I get together with coworkers, the question inevitably comes up: What are you reading? Writers are voracious readers, and were always on the lookout for an interesting book that may have somehow slipped our attention. (As if we dont already have stacks of books waiting for us!) Recently, Ive been raving about Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. The novel that wound up being a National Book Award finalist this year is set in the near future, in a world thats been decimated by a highly contagious flu that kills people within days. You might roll your eyes and moan about yet another dystopian novel, but this one is head and shoulders above many of the others Ive read. Its about how the arts, specifically, music and theater, endure, and how they give our lives meaning. Though the Georgia Flu (named after the country, not the state) has killed most of the population, a small troupe of musicians/actors travel the world, performing as a small orchestra and putting on Shakespeare plays for those who have survived. The writing is lyrical, and the author braids together a number of plot lines in a satisfying way. I was immediately captivated by the opening chapter involving actors in Toronto performing King Lear. Recently, however, Ive had a different answer to the question, What are you reading? Though Im itching to get to William Gibsons The Peripheral, Jonathan Carrolls Bathing the Lion and Michael Connellys The Burning Room (a literary trifecta of wonderfulness!), Ive been reading Maureen Corrigans So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures. It might sound pretentious, but this book is the furthest thing from it. Ms. Corrigans essays are accessible, humorous and insightful. In her introduction, she describes how she and her husband took a bus from New York City back to Washington, D.C., just after midnight, early on Thanksgiving Day, because it was the only form of transportation they could get. Theyd gone to New York to see Gatz, a seven-hour-plus performance by the Elevator Repair Service, in which the entirety of The Great Gatsby is read/acted out, cover to cover. This immediately endeared me to her. (Id read reviews of Gatz and long to see it; I did get to see the Elevator Repair Service perform The Select (The Sun Also Rises) by Ernest Hemingway. It was some of the best theater Ive ever seen.) And though Ms. Corrigan teaches at Georgetown University, her writing is far from stuffy. Its not dry and academic, filled with jargon and fussily complex sentences. Though her essays are obviously heavily researched, theyre warm, entertaining and compelling at the same time. (Shes also a book reviewer for The Washington Post and NPRs Fresh Air.) She opens So We Read On with the declaration: Forget great. The Great Gatsby is the greatest even if you didnt think so when you had to read it in high school. She admits that as a teen, she couldnt identify with the characters. I thought The Great Gatsby was a boring novel about rich people, she says. But as she grew older and re-read the novel, (shes read it more than 50 times now), she began to appreciate it. The more she read it, the more she saw. When youre young, she says, youre too ignorant of the lifedeforming powers of regret First, she writes, you have to wise up a little, get older, become more vulnerable to both the sadness of everyday life and its loveliness. I confess, its been decades since Ive read The Great Gatsby. I had to force myself to watch the latest movie version, Baz Luhrmanns 2013 production with Leonardo DiCaprio (I was underwhelmed). Maybe its one of those books that cant tr anslate into film. As Ms. Corrigan writes, Maybe its not so much the plot that makes it great, but the way its told, that incredible language My 30-something nephew Chris had recently read the novel and raved about it. And Ms. Corrigans engaging writing drew me in. So We Read On consists of six essays in which she examines various facets of the classic. She writes about F. Scott Fitzgeralds intricate structuring and the myriad symbolism in the book. She points out its connections to hard-boiled detective novels and noir films. She discusses the novels iconic blue cover with the face hovering above an amusement park and tells us it was designed by Francis Cugat, the older brother of bandleader Xavier Cugat. In addition to doing research into Mr. Fitzgeralds papers, she also interviews actor Scott Shepherd of Elevator Repair Service, who had to memorize the entire book for Gatz. She talks about her experience lecturing about The Great Gatsby in libraries, bookstores and civic halls around the country as part of the National Endowment of the Arts Big Read program. And, she ends with returning to her New York high school and sitting in on classes where teens are reading The Great Gatsby. Its coming full-circle for her, as she first read the book in high school. But I was surprised to learn that this classic, now required reading in countless high school and college classes, was a failure when first published almost 90 years ago. I was also surprised (and oddly heartened) to learn that Mr. Fitzgerald was a poor speller, and that he considered himself an underdog his entire life, someone who didnt fit in with the wealthy. Part of his doubts about The Great Gatsby came from an uncle who said, It sounded as if it were very much like his others. Ms. Corrigan writes: I love that, as that clueless letter from his uncle shows, even F. Scott Fitzgerald had to suffer family members who didnt get what he was doing. There are also some wonderful sentences in So We Read On that stood out to me in their universality: All novels develop from a series of choices, she writes at one point. And elsewhere: True writers salvage every experience, no matter how grim that is, if theyre lucky enough to first salvage themselves. And this sentence is worthy of being embroidered on a pillow: Nothing puts a damper on a good time like a deadline All writers can attest to that. So We Read On is not only entertaining and informative, but succeeds in two ways: It makes me want to read more of Ms. Corrigans work (her other book is called Leave Me Alone, Im Reading: Finding and Losing Myself in Books), and it makes me want to go back and re-read The Great Gatsby, now that Im older. 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in the restaurants storage shed. Accident? Unintended consequence? Murder? Stay with me, folks. Much of any novel in this series focuses on Hayley in motion, darting around on her motorbike, tracing a map of her life on Key West. Whether shes picking up a coffee, popping in to a favorite place for a snack, going to work at the magazine, meeting a friend, going home to the small houseboat she shares with her much older friend Miss Gloria or checking out a restaurant that she plans to review, Hayley is a blur of activity. The reality of the Key West she knows so intimately provides the reader with a vivid, authentic setting. In Death with All the Trimmings, Key Wests tourist season is picking up as the winter holidays draws near. The Hometown Holiday Parade is a great community event that the author paints with gusto. Descriptions of cheery decorations and inventive costumes abound. The display of decorated boats in which Hayley and her friends participate is charming, though it is also the occasion for someone to take a shot at Hayley. Wounded, she pushes on to help her friends and family in any way she can. Was the shot fired accidentally? Was it really aimed at someone else? Or did the shooter want to kill or sideline Hayley because he or she believed her sleuthing efforts were a threat? The mixture of two moods the upbeat, joyful flavor of Christmas and New Years Day approaching marred by an array of dark deeds provides Ms. Burdettes novel with a curious atmospheric complexity. Relationships are important in this novel. Though the dynamics of Hayleys family have been developed throughout the series, this concern remains very much in play in her latest outing. Her relationship with her mother, who with her devoted beau has pretty much invaded Hayleys domain, is portrayed in a delectably nuanced fashion. Other intriguing characters include Hayleys golf-pro cousin, Cassie; Key West Police Detective Bransford, her onetime boyfriend; and the feisty, adorable, aforementioned boatmate Miss Gloria. There are too many effective characters to mention here, but not too many to enjoy. A contemporary comedy of manners sprinkled with gastronomical glitter, delectable danger and good will, Death with All the Trimmings is delightful. Oh, and dont disregard the recipes that are included. Phil Jason, Ph.D., United States Naval Academy professor emeritus of English, is a poet, critic and freelance writer with 20 books to his credit, including several studies of war literature and a creative writing text. thirdstreetsouth.com 239.434.6533HO, HO, HO! Thursdays on Third December th, 1th & th featuring MUSIC from 6 to 9 PM and SNOW, SNOW, SNOW at : PM! NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 4-10, 2014 C21 Info@BettyMacleanTravel.com Explore Our Website: www.BettyMacleanTravel.comDONT MISS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO MEET THE EXPERTS IN FAMILY TRAVELCall Betty Maclean Travel to RSVP Today! Call: 239-513-0333 or 800-865-8111 Email: RSVP@BettyMacleanTravel.com SCHEDULE 1:00 PM Disney Cruise Line 2:00 PM Paul Gauguin Cruises 3:00 PM Tauck Bridges 4:00 PM Holland America 5:00 PM Wine Tasting with Clive IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CLIVE DANIEL HOME 2777 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34109PRESENT FAMILY TRAVEL DAYTHURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014Give your family a gift that will never be forgotten, discarded or broken. Plan a family trip with Betty Maclean Travel, Inc. specialists in multi-generational travel.
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THIS WEEK ON WGCUTVTHURSDAY, DEC. 4, 8 P.M. Tommy Emmanuel: Live and Solo in Pensacola Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel uses all 10 fingers and plays melody, rhythm, bass and drum parts and more on one guitar. Here, he does it in Pensacola. FRIDAY, DEC. 5, 9 P.M. Tribute to Bruce Springsteen Recorded at 2013s MusiCares Person of the Year benefit, this special features an all-star lineup performing Bruce Springsteens biggest hits. SATURDAY, DEC. 6, 9 P.M. Australian Bee Gees This multimedia theatrical concert takes a nostalgic trip through more than four decades of the infectious music written by the brothers Gibb. SUNDAY, DEC. 7, 8 P.M. The Texas Tenors Combining breathtaking vocals with humor and cowboy charm, this talented trio performs great music from the worlds of country, folk, opera and Broadway. MONDAY, DEC. 8, 8 P.M. American Masters Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes Humorist and social pundit Garrison Keillor takes his skits and monologues across the country in his popular radio show, A Prairie Home Companion. Trail this yarnsmith and his crew of actors and musicians as they spin stories and song. TUESDAY, DEC. 9, 8 P.M. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History The Common Cause 1939-1944 FDR shatters the third-term tradition, struggles to prepare a reluctant country to enter World War II and, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, helps set the course toward Allied victory. Meanwhile, Eleanor struggles to keep New Deal reforms alive in wartime and travels the Pacific to comfort wounded servicemen. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 10, 8 P.M. Victor Borges Timeless Comedy Treat yourself to a big dose of laughter and hilarious routines from the master of music and comedy. Host Itzhak Perlman presents Victor Borges funniest, most memorable skits. 2 Principal Women: ages 16 35 2 Supporting Women: (1) age 16 25 & (1) age 40 55 3 Principal Men: (2) ages 16 25 & (1) age 25 45 2 Supporting Men: (1) age 25 45 & (1) age 35 50 Large singing and dancing ensemble needed: Ages 15 45 w/small speaking partsBy appointment: 434 ext. 10 Rehearsals begin Jan. 12 Performances Mar. 4 Apr. 4, 2015Perusal scripts available at the Box Oce with a $20 deposit. Hours: M-F 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. and Sat. 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. More information under Get Involved at www.naplesplayers.orgAUDITIONS December 13 at 12pmAuditions held at the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Ave. S., Naples, FL THE NAPLES PLAYERS THEATRE NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC28 WEEK OF DECEMBER 4-10, 2014 SALON PROFESSIONALS: Are you ready to be your own boss?Call TODAY! 719.785.4858 2 WEEKS FREE RENT!Fully equipped luxury suites in North Naples and Fort Myers available NOW! Resale! Consignment! Trade! Designer Fashions with Impeccable Style and Sophistication Coupon required at time of purchase. Limit one coupon per day per person. Not valid with any other offers or specials. Expires 12/31/14 FW$5.00OFFPurchase of $50Coupon required at time of purchase. Limit one coupon per day per person. Not valid with any other offers or specials. Expires 12/31/14 FW$10.00OFFPurchase of $100Shoppes at Vanderbilt (239) 596-5044 Coconut Point Mall(239) 992-7007 Tribute to Bruce Springsteen, Dec. 5 American Masters Garrison Keillor, Dec. 8 HOME OF THE NAPLES PRINCESS550 Port-O-Call Way, Naples, Florida 34102 firstname.lastname@example.org 239.774.0479 PORTOFNAPLESMARINA.COM*NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER OFFER. $50 OFF* ANY HALF OR FULL DAY BOAT RENTAL $25 OFF* JET SKI RENTAL OF 2 HOURS OR MOREBOAT RENTALS & JET SKI RENTALSBRAND NEW EQUIPMENT WITH THE LATEST ADVANCED TECHNOLOGYAlso Available at the Marina: Daily Public Cruises, Private Charters, Charter Fishing, Live Bait and More! SHOWTIMES12/4/14-12/7/14THE JUDGE (R)THURSDAY 3:25PM, 6:30PM, 9:30PM FRIDAY & WEEKEND: 11:30AM, 4:40PM, 7:30PMDUMB AND DUMBER TO (PG13)THURSDAY: 12:30PM, 3PM, 5:25PM, 7:50PM, 10:15PM FRIDAY & WEEKEND:12:30PM, 3PM, 5:25PM, 7:50PM, 10:15PMHORRIBLE BOSSES 2 (R)THURSDAY: 11:50 AM, 12:50PM, 2:15PM, 3:40PM, 4:50PM, 6:05PM, 7:30PM, 8:30PM, 10:00PM FRIDAY & WEEKEND: 11:30AM, 11:50AM, 2:15AM, 3:40PM, 4:35PM, 6:05PM, 7:30, 8:30PM, 10:00PMTHEORY OF EVERYTHINGTHURSDAY: 11:30AM, 1PM, 2:10PM, 4:40PM, 7:15PM, 9:55PM FRIDAY & WEEKEND:: 1PM, 2PM, 4:50PM, 7PM 9:40PM ROSEWATER (R)THURSDAY: 12PM, 2:20PM, 4:40PM, 7PM, 9:20PM FRIDAY & WEEKEND: 2:20PM, 10:20PMHOMESMAN:FRIDAY & WEEKEND: 11:30AM, 2:05PM, 4:40PM, 7:15PM, 9:50PM833 Vanderbilt Beach Rd. Naples FOR ONLINE TICKET SALES VISIT: www.ParagonTheaters.comTUESDAY ALL MOVIES, ALL DAY JUST $6.00!
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The David Lawrence Center hosts Signatures of Greece: An Elegant Evening at the Parthenon Saturday, Jan. 17, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. Honorary co-chairs are Marissa, Burt and Jay Hartington. Co-chairs are Caryn Buechel, Renae Burgess and Jenny Haire. Tickets are $500 per person, $1,200 for VIP patrons, and $10,000 for a premier sponsor table of 10. For sponsorship information or to reserve a ticket, call Paige Simpson at 304-3505. A luncheon to benefit Youth Haven is set for Wednesday, Jan. 28, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Judge Glenda Hatchett of TVs Judge Hatchett, the national spokesperson for CourtAppointed Special Advocates, will be the guest speaker. CASA trains volunteers to represent abused and neglected children. Honorary luncheon chairs are Jim and Liz Jessee; event chairs are Brenda OConnor and Stacey Herring. Tickets are S300. Major sponsors include Arthrex, Sharon and Dolph von Arx, Cruising with the Chefs/Lisa and Rodney George and Jenny and Kermit Sutton. A dditional sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, call Shelly Long at 687-5155 or email email@example.com. Champions For Learning hosts its inaugural Night of Champions in celebration of its 25th year and to honor community leaders who are connecting Collier County students to their future from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. For information about tickets and sponsorship tables, call Marylee Tirrell at 6434755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Fun Time Early Childhood Academy holds its annual gala Friday, Feb. 6, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Set Sail for Fun Time is the evenings theme, and honorary captains are Chris and Bill Barnett. For information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities, call 261-8284. The inaugural For the Love of Art gala to benefit the Naples Art Association is set for Saturday, Feb. 7, at Grey Oaks Country Club. The evening will include presentation of three new awards: the Gulfshore Life Emerging Art Leader Award for a new and/or young artist or arts leader in the community; the Hirshhorn Award for an individual who has shown visionary leadership and a commitment to advancing and enriching the arts in the community, and the Impact Award for a business or business professional who has demonstrated significant leadership in the arts and culture of the community though involvement in, or support of, innovative programs and creative partnerships. For information about sponsorships, email Maureen.christensen@naplesart. org. For tickets, email Chelsea.Ziton@ NaplesArt.org or visit naplesart.org. The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest to benefit charities serving children takes place Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27-28, in private homes and at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. Tickets are $500 for the grand tasting and auction, $1,500 for a vintner dinner and the grand tasting and auction. Visit swflwinefest.org. The annual Sneaker Ball to benefit the Greater Naples YMCA takes place from 6:30-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Y. For tickets and sponsorship information, call 597-3148. Drug Free Collier holds its seventh annual fundraising luncheon Thursday, March 5, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Tickets are $100. Sponsorships are available. For more information, call 377-0535 or email info@drugfreecollier. org. Hope for Haiti holds its 25th anniversary gala, Passport to the Heart, Saturday, March 7. Call the development office at 434-7183, ext. 4, for more information. Conservancy of Southwest Florida holds its annual Magic Under the Mangroves signature gala Thursday evening, March 5, on the grounds of the Nature Center at the Conservancy. Presented by Northern Trust and with Lynne Shotwell as chair, the evening starts with hors doeuvres and a silent auction and moves into a grand tent for a gourmet dinner, entertainment and a live auction. For information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities, call 403-4218 or email email@example.com. Gulfshore Playhouse holds its fifth annual Bubbles, Baubles and Broadway gala Monday evening, March 9, at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Event chairs are Naomi Buck, David Drobis and Adria Starkey. Scott Robertson will serve as auctioneer, and entertainment will be by a Tony Award-winning actor soon to be announced. Tickets are $300 for general admission and $500 for VIPs. For more information, visit gulfshoreplayhouse.org. Billed as the wildest party in Naples, Zoobilee to benefit The Naples Zoo takes place Saturday, March 14, at the Zoo. In keeping with the Feast with the Beasts theme, guests will meet the Zoos animal ambassadors up close and will also enjoy culinary delights from many of the areas best restaurants and caterers. Specialty drinks, live music, dancing and more than a few surprises will make it easy to unleash your inner party animal. Tickets are $150; individual and corporate sponsorships start at $500. For more information, call 262-5409, ext. 144. The inaugural Kind Mariners Ball to benefit the Freedom Waters Foundation takes place the evening of Saturday, March 7, at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. Tickets are $300. For more information, call Mike Donahue at (630) 2513200, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit kindmarinersball.com. The 2015 Magnolia Ball to benefit NCH is set for Saturday, April 11, at the private beach estate of Sandra and Alan Gerry. At kickoff breakfast took place earlier this month, co-chairs Simone and Scott Lutg ert announced that proceeds will be used to renovate the William and Susan Dalton Oncology Unit. Patron level tickets start at $6,000 per couple. For more information, contact Monico Biondo at the NCH Healthcare System Foundation by calling 624-2019 or emailing email@example.com. Email Save the Date details to editor Cindy Pierce at cpierce@floridaweekly. com.
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He opened the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago and worked with famed chef Charlie Trotter at his eponymous restaurant before cofounding Rubicon Restaurant in San Francisco. He was the first American to win the prestigious Grand Prix de Sopexa as Best International Sommelier in French Wines, and the only one awarded the title of Matre Sommelier LUnion de la Sommellerie Franaise. He is the dean of wine studies at the International Culinary Center and estates director of Huneeus Vintners. The other Master Sommeliers attending the festival include: Desi Echavarrie and Jason Heller, winners of the National Chane des Rtisseurs Young Sommelier competition; Alexander LaPratt, former sommelier at Jean-Georges flagship restaurant in New York City and current owner of the popular Brooklyn restaurant Atrium; and Ian Cauble, whose journey to become a Master Sommelier was documented in the popular documentary film, SOMM. Wine is the cornerstone of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, says Sandi Moran, co-chair and vintner chair of the 2015 event. With the incredible talent of all 13 Master Sommeliers, and with Larry Stone at the helm, guests know that each of the more than 7,500 glasses poured will have been expertly chosen and carefully paired and served by one of the finest teams in the world. Festival ticket packages start at $8,500 per couple; a $20,000 package includes reserved seating for a party of four at the same vintner dinner and at the live auction. All proceeds from the weekend benefit the festivals founding organization, the Naples Children & Education Foundation. Additionally, raffle tickets are now on sale for a chance to win a threeyear lease on a 2015 S-Class Coupe Mercedes-Benz. The drawing will be held at noon Sunday, Jan. 25, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. The minimum suggested contribution for one ticket is $500, and the winner need not be present to claim the prize. For more information about the Naples Winter Wine Festival and to purchase raffle tickets, call (888) 8374919 or visit napleswinefestival.com.Take note Aficionados of fine food and music can combine both passions at Gulfshore Operas Cuisine et Chanson dinner taking place Friday, Dec. 12, at the Strand Country Club. In the first in a series of dinner concerts planned throughout season, the new opera company is offering guests a gourmet dinner before a 45-minute holiday performance by Miami-based tenor Justin John Moniz and mezzosoprano Lauren Davis. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a wine reception. Dinner at 7 p.m. includes Tellicherry peppercorn shrimp with lobster grits, Chateaubriand or pan-roasted sea bass and a white chocolate peppermint stick souffl with Bing cherry syrup. Cost is $125, and seating is limited to 50 guests. Call 592-3925. Tonys Off Third pops the cork on its 16th annual Champagne & Sparkler Tasting from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. Co-owner and wine director Sukie Honeycutt will guide guests through a tasting of 20 selections from around the world. Cost is $25 and includes a $10 coupon toward purchases that evening. Registration is required. 1300 Third St. S. 262-7999. Heres some of whats cooking at area restaurants and shops along the lines of classes: Fresh Fit Foods, 14700 Tamiami Trail N.; 595-2503 or freshfitnaples. com Glutenand dairy-free recipes, Thursday, Dec. 11 ($60). The Good Life of Naples, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4663 or goodlifenaples.com Appetizers for Small Plates and Entertaining: Bison, the Healthful Red Meat: Thursday, Dec. 11 ($65); Holiday Traditions: Friday, Dec.12 ($60). Sur la Table, Mercato; 598-3586 or surlatable.com Holiday Tapas Party: Friday, Dec. 5, Saturday, Dec. 6 and Monday, Dec. 8 ($69); Date Night, Spectacular Seafood: Friday, Dec. 5 ($79); Holiday Cookie Workshop: Saturday, Dec. 6 ($69); Classic Croissants from Scratch, Sunday, Dec. 7 ($69); Tasty Thai at Home, Tuesday, Dec. 9 ($69); Winter Favorites with Le Creuset, Wednesday, Dec. 10 ($100); Incredible Holiday Soups, Thursday, Dec. 11 ($69); Girls Night Out: Holiday Entertaining, Dec. 11 ($69) The Local, 5323 Airport-Pulling Road; 596-3276 or thelocalnaples.com A Seasonal Holiday, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 13, with tips on how to shop at farmers markets for your holiday meal planning ($50, includes lunch and a glass of wine). Email food and dining news to Lindsey Nesmith, email@example.com. STONE ~ THE CLAW BAR at TIERNEYS TAVERN ~ OPEN ALL DAYTHE BAY HOUSE & THE CLAW BAR AT TIERNEYS TAVERN 799 WALKERBILT RD., NAPLES OFF US 41, 1/4 MILE NORTH OF IMMOKALEE RD. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 4-10, 2014 C37 SundayLOBSTER NIGHT 39Maine Lobster Fra Diavolo in a Spicy Tomato Sauce over LinguineMondayCOZZE 12Sauted Mussels in a Light Spicy Tomato Sauce or White Wine SauceTuesdayPASTA NIGHT 12Choose from 12 Di erent PastasWednesday50% OFF BOTTLES OF WINE Under $100ThursdayPIZZA NIGHT 12Extra Toppings $1.25 EachFridayFISH NIGHT MKT PRICEPlease Ask Server for Fish SpecialSaturdaySURF & TURF 39Petite Filet Mignon & 3 Grilled Jumbo Shrimp Waterfront Dining at its Best NIGHTLY FEATURES SUNTHU 11:30AM TO 10:00PMFRISAT 11:30AM TO 11:00PM THE VILLAGE ON VENETIAN BAY4236 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples, Florida 34103 239-430-6273miramarenaples.com GREAT PEOPLEGREAT FOODGREAT VIEW Lunch Special1 PLATE, 2 COURSES $12.95 THE DISHThe dish: Bleu Burger The price: $9.99 The place: South Street City Oven and Grill 1410 Pine Ridge Road 435-9333 The hours: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily The full menu: southstreet naples.com The details: We had a long holiday weekend filled with lots of family and lots of food. By Sunday, we all voiced desperate need for greens a need that I blatantly ignored when we arrived at South Street after a morning spent at Clam Pass. Im glad I did, because rather than spearing lettuce greens and feeling smug, I enjoyed a tasty mediumrare burger dressed with a generous helping of caramelized onions and blue cheese aioli. The traditional hamburger accompaniments of lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles were served on the side, so I could more easily ignore them and start chowing on juicy beef and sharp cheese. Unfortunately, no one was any more virtuous than I was, but we all left happy after a lunch of pizza, burgers and pasta from one of Naples most popular casual dining hotspots. One more thing: We ordered a bucket of Blue Point mussels for an appetizer, and Im so glad someone thought of it. The generous helping of shellfish was served with a healthy dose of broth and garlic bread for dipping. They were $12.99 and totally worth the extra carbs. Lindsey Nesmith firstname.lastname@example.org FISHRESTAURANT OUTDOOR WATERFRONT WINE LOUNGENaples OnlyMediterranean Tapas Plates Wine Flights Starting at $8 Full Sushi Bar SUNTHU 11:30AM TO 10PMFRISAT 11:30AM TO 11PM THE VILLAGE ON VENETIAN BAY4360 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples, Florida 34103 239-263-FISH (3474)fishseafoodrestaurant.comWine Bar Hours: SUNTHU 3PM TO 10PM FRISAT 3PM TO 11PM 1 Plate, 2 Courses $12.95Lunch Special
Subject to change. agavenaples.com I 239-598-3473Corner of Airport & Vanderbilt Locally owned & operatedMusic, Rockin Ritas, Flavorful Cuisine Experience Agave!Thursday, Dec. 4, 6-9 p.m. Liam Wayne Duo (dance rock) Friday, Dec. 5, 7-10 p.m. Tessa and Jae (Motown, jazz, light pop, rhythm and blues, reggae, country)Saturday, Dec. 6, Gypsy Native 8 p.m. -midnight (American, Indie, soul) Thursday, Dec. 11, 6-9 p.m. Matty Jollie (acoustic rock) Visit www.agavenaples.com for upcoming entertainment schedule. S u b ject to c h ange a gavenap l es.co m I 239-598-3473 C orner o f Ai rp ort & Vanderbilt Locall y owned & operat ed T h urs d ay, Dec. 4, 6-9 p.m Liam Wayne Du o ( dance rock ) Fri d ay, Dec. 5, 7-10 p.m. Tessa an d J a e ( Motown, j azz, l ig ht p op rh yt hm and blues, re gg ae, countr y) Saturday, Dec. 6, Gypsy Nati ve 8 p.m. -mi d nig ht ( America n, Indie soul) T h urs d ay, Dec. 11, 6-9 p.m. M atty Jo ll ie ( acoustic rock ) Visit www. ag aven ap l es.com fo r upcomin g entertainment schedul e. This year, show your Santa you REALLY care with Real BBQ & Great Ribs! Buy $25 in Gift Cards and Get $5 Bucks Back OR Buy $50 in Gift Cards and Get $10 Bucks Back! Visit the Rib City in your Neighborhood Today! Find a Location & View Our Menu at www.ribcity.com www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC38 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 4-10, 2014 VINOCork dorks and grape geeksOne day, countless thousands of years ago, somebody put a bunch of grapes into some kind of bowl. The fruit got crushed and the yeast on the skins acted on the juice, which spoiled in the most delightful way. Thanks to the accident of fermentation, a lot of people got happy. The making of wine is an incredibly ancient pursuit. Its a sacrament to some of the worlds major religions, and, in the last thousand years or so, has become part of what we usually call the finer things in life. Wine is a cultural artifact, and it communicates something about where the grapes were grown and about the people who made it. Since winemaking has been practiced for more than 3,000 years (almost certainly more), the world of wine has become a very big place. The topic fascinates many of us, but theres always a danger that fascination can become obsession, and then snobbery. People become cork dorks. Its not a good thing. Its a well-recognized danger of the wine life: a practically inevitable propensity to become a grape geek. A cork dork. Any hobby, passion or obsession we pursue takes up a chunk of our lives, and when we get jacked about something, we want to share. Those who succumb to and pursue an interest in wine can sooner or later become the same way. Only worse. But on the other hand, a bit of wine knowledge and understanding can be rewarding. It brings to us what we bring to it, so why not bring as much as we can? Problem is, cork dorks who discourse over dinner about the 500-year history of whats in the bottle can become boring at best. And if you ever hear somebody say its a nave little Burgundy without much breeding, but Im sure youll be amused by its presumption, well, no jury in the world will convict you if you shoot him. There are hundreds of grape varietals, and hundreds of places some well-known and some quite obscure where wine is made. You dont need to be able to name the 10 wine districts of Beaujolais, or the five wines allowed in the Bordeaux blend, to increase your understanding and appreciation, but a little effort and a little knowledge can go a long way. Were all faced with the problem of looking at a restaurant wine list, or gazing upon the selection in a wine store, and trying to figure out what to try next. Fact is, no consumer product in the world gives us less information than the label on a wine bottle. About all producers are required to list is their name, the place where its made, how much is in the bottle and the alcohol content. Not even the name of the grape. This causes a lot of aspiring wine lovers to throw up their hands in disgust and go back to beer. The solution? Sample widely. Read a bit. Go to tastings and wine dinners where people speak about the wines being poured. My favorite introductory book is The Wine Bible by Karen Macneil. Great place to start. Heres another great place to start: this weeks wine suggestions. Marques de Riscal Verdejo Rueda 2013 This luscious white grape from Northern Spain doesnt get enough attention. This wine is pale yellow in the glass with a nose of nectarine, peach and stone fruit. Theres refreshing minerality and nice acidic balance. Matanzas Creek Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma County 2013 Aromas of grapefruit and other citrus pay off on the palate, along with big, solid structure and overtones of fresh hay. Nicely balanced, and would be sensational with shellfish. Freemark Abbey Chardonnay Napa 2013 Darker in the glass than the above samples, with a nose of lemon and green apple. Produced in a combination of stainless steel and French oak, which comes through on the relatively short finish. Freemark Abbey Cabernet Napa 2011 Light reddish/purple in the glass, with a fresh, fruit-forward nose. The medium-bodied tannins are very soft and well-integrated, with notes of raspberry, smoke and dried leaves. Nice. Questions? Comments? The Wine Whisperer loves emails. Send yours to email@example.com. For more information about Jerry Greenfields books and other publications, visit winewhisperer.com. jerryGREENFIELDvino@floridaweekly.com
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Wed gone into some of what they consider the best ones, and there was no uniqueness in them at all, she says. Some of them were table service, but a lot of them were still cafeteria-style. I swore when I got out of college that I would never eating at a cafeteria again. As more and more baby boomers reach retirement age, they are bringing a new concept of cuisine with them to continuing care communities across the country. Companies are doing away with what Vicki Tracy, director of The Arlington in Naples, calls our parents liver and onions and embracing the new generation of retirees heightened expectations of what dining should be. The biggest issue I see with this new group is that they want choice, Ms. Tracy says. There are those who really like Third Street if they could theyd eat there seven days a week. And there are those who like a combination of Cracker Barrel and Chops. Although The Arlington wont even open until next fall, Corporate Culinary Director Angie Zamora is hard at work creating a dining plan that will appeal to her audience. Shes done a lot of footwork to Naples toniest restaurants, private country clubs and five-star hotels to help her come up with cuisine for The Arlington that resembles the offerings of a luxury cruise ship much more than those of a dining hall for the masses. The arrival of these new retirees and their culinary expectations has reverberated throughout the retirement industry. According to the Association of Nutrition and Food Service Professionals, 86 percent of member residential communities expect residents food preferences to change in the next five years. In its January 2014 publication Emerging Dining Trends in Long-Term Care, the association reports that unique and innovative food offerings, as well as ethnic foods, are expected to become very important as baby boomers begin moving into these types of facilities. These residents are more aware of green, organic/natural and local sourcing practices, which are likely to gain importance in the next five years. Ms. Beamer ultimately settled at Moorings Park in Naples, which has fully implemented the new dining scheme with several venues and its showcase restaurant, Trio. Chef Wendy Rennie finds that the communitys refined clientele allows her to be creative within the dietary guidelines set forth by the communitys medical director, Dr. F. Michael Gloth. (People) here are well traveled and well educated. Their palates are exceptionally developed, Chef Rennie says, adding that one of the best things about designing the menus for Trio is that I can really be creative and go outside the box. Steven Brinkert, vice president at Moorings Park, says the community also uses its dining scene to promote a sense of interconnectedness among residents. Its very important to us to have a robust dining experience because it encourages people to come out and gather with friends and family and enjoy peoples company, he says. When people are out dining theyre not sitting at home alone. It gives them a positive sense of well-being. Chef Rennie also takes full advantage of Trios 200-bottle wine collection and recently planned a wine tasting with a four-course French meal that concluded with a Gateau St. Honore comprised of puff pastry, pastry cream, chocolate ganache and chibost cream-filled profiterole, all presented with a spun-sugar basket. Vi at Bentley Village recently welcomed Shep Drinkwater as its new executive chef, and hes already excited about the local produce and fresh seafood available to him as he plans his menus. We use local farm products, he says, adding Ive found some wonderful local honey, and the ugly tomatoes are really great. The focus on a healthy and diverse diet creates an environment where seniors are living longer with less medication, Chef Drinkwater says despite the fact that they still enjoy their treats. They want to be healthy, but they like their butter and cream, he says. Were doing very well at keeping our residents happy and healthy. Chef Drinkwater has also turned to residents at Vi at Bentley Village to help him select and design the labels for house wines. Chefs in communities like Vi at Bentley Village and Moorings Park still have to strike a balance between the new, younger retirees and residents who are well into their 80s and 90s. For example, most communities have found they have to keep both the liquor and the wine well stocked. Residents who made their way in the Mad Men generation of the 1950s and 1960s far prefer a highball to a cabernet, while neighbors who are closer to their childrens ages are more likely to savor a fine wine before dinner. At any given time, we might have four generations here, says David Chidsey, executive chef at The Glenview at Pelican Bay. I can put seared tuna tataki in front of a dozen residents. Ten will look at me like Im crazy, and two will love it because theyre of a younger generation. His biggest competition, he continues, is not other retirement communities or his residents country clubs, but Third Street South and Mercato. If I dont give them what they want, theyre not going to stay here, he says. Theyll go out for dinner. Chef Wendy Rennie of Moorings Park with baby zucchini laced halibut with tomato, mango and jalapeno salsa and spicy gazpacho grape reduction. Chef Shep Drinkwater of Vi at Bentley Village plates jumbo shrimp in a turmeric glaze served with cucumber ketchup and mashed Peruvian purple potatoes. The bar at Trio in Moorings Park. Residents of The Glenview at Pelican Bay can dine on prosciutto-wrapped scallops with chive and mango couli, created by Chef David Chidsey.COURTESY PHOTOS
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over 15,000 associates | more than 750 oces | 52 countries worldwide | 22 locations BROAD AVENUE ..390 Broad Avenue South | Naples, FL 34102FIFTH AVENUE ..500 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 501 | Naples, FL 34102MARCO ISLAND ..760 North Collier Boulevard, Suite 101 | Marco Island, FL 34145THE VILLAGE ..4300 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Suite 100 | Naples, FL 34103ESTUARY SALES CENTER ..1220 Gordon River Trail | Naples, FL 34105THE GALLERY ..4001 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 102 | Naples, FL 34103 VANDERBILT ..325 Vanderbilt Beach Road | Naples, FL 34108BONITA SPRINGS ..27400 Riverview Center Boulevard, Suite 4 | Bonita Springs, FL 34134MERCATO SALES CENTER ..9123 Strada Place, Suite 7125 | Naples, FL 34108SANIBEL ..2341 Palm Ridge Road | Sanibel, FL 33957CAPTIVA ..11508 Andy Rosse Lane | Captiva, FL 33924 THE MOORINGS Admiralty Point #701 Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 premiersir.com/id/214056548 $3,895,000 THE MOORINGS 725 Ketch Drive Carolyn Weinand 23 9.269.5678 premiersir.com/id/214043899 $2 ,990,000 THE MOORINGS 614 Bow Line Drive Angela R. Allen 23 9.825.8494 premiersir.com/id/214056508 $2 ,495,000 THE MOORINGS Bella Baia #403 John Sekely 23 9.404.7272 premiersir.com/id/214057365 $2 ,195,000 THE MOORINGS Westgate #N-6 Linda Perry/Judy Perry 23 9.404.7052 premiersir.com/id/214001314 $1 ,445,000 THE MOORINGS 3003 Crayton Road Steve Smiley 23 9.298.4327 premiersir.com/id/214057915 $1,150,000 PARK SHORE Provence #PH-4 S Marion Bethea/Anne Killilea 239.571.5614 premiersir.com/id/214064684 $7,795,000 THE MOORINGS Admiralty Point II #504 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 premiersir.com/id/214003715 $950,000 OLD NAPLES 112 Central Avenue Karen Van Arsdale 23 9.860.0894 premiersir.com/id/214056034 $6 ,200,000 AQUALANE SHORES 1540 4th Street South Ruth Trettis 23 9.571.6760 premiersir.com/id/213007405 $2,7 95,000 OLD NAPLES Villas Escalante #302 Cristal Sanborn-OMeara 23 9.961.1943 premiersir.com/id/214052487 $2 ,590,000 OLD NAPLES 677 Bougainvillea Road Erik David Barber 323.513.6391 premiersir.com/id/214055640 $2,450,000 ROYAL HARBOR 1506 Jewel Box Avenue V.K. Melhado 23 9.216.6400 premiersir.com/id/214035727 $2,0 98,000 OLD NAPLES 740 5th Avenue North Debbi/Marty McDermott 23 9.564.4231 premiersir.com/id/214048079 $1, 495,000 OLD NAPLES Shadowmoss #A-6 Karen Van Arsdale 23 9.860.0894 premiersir.com/id/214055660 $9 75,000 PORT ROYAL 1001 Spyglass Lane Frank Sajtar 23 9.776.8382 premiersir.com/id/214039259 $1 0,500,000 PORT ROYAL 3595 Gin Lane Ruth Trettis 23 9.571.6760 premiersir.com/id/214057891 $7,800,000 PORT ROYAL 1390 Spyglass Lane Karen Van Arsdale 23 9.860.0894 premiersir.com/id/214041971 $6 ,400,000 PORT ROYAL 3060 Green Dolphin Lane Karen Van Arsdale 23 9.860.0894 premiersir.com/id/210027761 $5,185,000 PORT ROYAL 3530 Fort Charles Drive Karen Van Arsdale 23 9.860.0894 premiersir.com/id/214048431 $4 ,950,000 COQUINA SANDS 550 Banyan Boulevard Richard/Susie Culp 23 9.290.2200 premiersir.com/id/214053279 $3,975,000 SARASOTA 374 South Shore Drive Joel Schemmel & Cheryl Loeer 94 1.587.4894 premiersir.com/id/A3994000 $12,500,000 premiersothebysrealty.comSothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each oce is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. Property information herein is derived from various sources including but not limited to county records and the multiple listing service, and may include approximations. All information is deemed accurate.
OLD NAPLES Village Green Jasmine Club #674 Celine Julie Godof 23 9.404.9917 premiersir.com/id/214044290 $3 20,000 OLD NAPLES Central Garden #305 Virginia/Randy Wilson 23 9.450.9090 premiersir.com/id/214058351 $2 99,900 ROYAL HARBOR Naples Bay Resort #258 Angela R. Allen 23 9.825.8494 premiersir.com/id/214028328 $27 9,000 OLD NAPLES Twin Palms #2 Beth McNichols 23 9.821.3304 premiersir.com/id/214060067 $239,700 PARK SHORE Regent #PH 2 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 23 9.213.7227 premiersir.com/id/214031060 $1 3,900,000 PARK SHORE 334 Pirates Bight Michael G. Lawler 23 9.261.3939 premiersir.com/id/214029943 $5, 950,000 PARK SHORE Provence #PH3 Susan Barton 23 9.860.1412 premiersir.com/id/214045233 $5 ,500,000 PARK SHORE 320 Neapolitan Way Michael G. Lawler 23 9.261.3939 premiersir.com/id/214015185 $5,150,000 PARK SHORE 315 Pirates Bight Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 premiersir.com/id/214055933 $4,295,000 PARK SHORE 311 Neapolitan Way Michael G. Lawler 23 9.261.3939 premiersir.com/id/212035092 $3 ,795,000 PARK SHORE 750 Fountainhead Lane Sherree Woods 23 9.877.7770 premiersir.com/id/214059701 $2 ,295,000 PARK SHORE 720 Fountainhead Lane Michael G. Lawler 23 9.261.3939 premiersir.com/id/214026454 $1, 295,000 PARK SHORE Terraces #1007 Amy Becker/Leah Ritchey 23 9.272.3229 premiersir.com/id/214061548 $1 ,100,000 PARK SHORE Colonade #2502 Richard/Susie Culp 23 9.290.2200 premiersir.com/id/214059316 $829,000 PARK SHORE Park Shore Resort #212 Susan Barton 239.860.1412 premiersir.com/id/214042129 $190,000 PELICAN BAY Montenero #1907 Cathy Owen 239 .269.3118 premiersir.com/id/214059509 $4 ,295,000 PELICAN BAY 705 Hollybriar Lane Jane Darling 239 .290.3112 premiersir.com/id/213511542 $2 ,195,000 PELICAN BAY Lambiance #201 Ellen Eggland 23 9.571.7192 premiersir.com/id/214059977 $9 25,000 PELICAN BAY 504 Bay Villas Lane Fahada Saad/Janice Fonda 23 9.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/213018448 $6 95,000 PELICAN BAY St. Tropez #602 Gary Blaine 23 9.595.2912 premiersir.com/id/214056245 $625,000 PELICAN BAY Hyde Park #C-104 Jane Darling 239.290.3112 premiersir.com/id/214013332 $525,000 PELICAN BAY Lambiance #102 Linda Roberts 23 9.450.2864 premiersir.com/id/214043902 $5 25,000 PELICAN BAY Chateaumere #201 Heidi Deen 23 9.370.5388 premiersir.com/id/214061010 $4 84,000 PELICAN BAY St. Nicole #302 Pat Duggan/Rhonda Dowdy 23 9.216.1980 premiersir.com/id/214024475 $4 29,000 PELICAN BAY Glencove #1207 Linda Ohler 23 9.404.6460 premiersir.com/id/MULL110314IHE $3 75,000 PELICAN MARSH 8643 Blue Flag Way Terri Moellers 23 9.404.7887 premiersir.com/id/214058104 $2,745,000 PELICAN MARSH 1985 Timarron Way Debbie Broulik 239.297.5152 premiersir.com/id/214055560 $665,000 ESTATES AT BAY COLONY 1254 Waggle Way Marybeth Brooks 23 9.272.6867 premiersir.com/id/214028817 $4 ,200,000 BAY COLONY Trieste #101 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 2 39.213.7463 premiersir.com/id/213018474 $2 ,995,000 BAY COLONY Toscana #202 Leah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 premiersir.com/id/213506357 $1,225,000 BAY COLONY Mansion La Palma #102 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 premiersir.com/id/214031263 $975,000 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES 4260 15th Avenue SW Deb Welch 23 9.293.5294 premiersir.com/id/214025021 $4 ,390,000 ISLES OF CAPRI 8 W Pelican Street Darlene Roddy 23 9.404.0685 premiersir.com/id/214041281 $3, 950,000 NAPLES CAY The Seasons #401 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 premiersir.com/id/WATS022614IHE $2,995,000 PINE RIDGE 63 Eugenia Drive Sue Black 239.250.5611 premiersir.com/id/214037097 $2,295,000 CLUB ESTATES 4481 Club Estates Drive Lizette Candela/Jane Bond 23 9.293.2378 premiersir.com/id/214054021 $1 ,945,800 PINE RIDGE 585 Ridge Drive Linda Perry/Judy Perry 23 9.404.7052 premiersir.com/id/214030160 $1 ,670,000 PINE RIDGE 6846 Trail Boulevard Jeannie McGearty 23 9.248.4333 premiersir.com/id/214064447 $1 ,499,000 KENSINGTON 5220 Old Gallows Way Richard/Susie Culp 23 9.290.2200 premiersir.com/id/214063267 $1 ,268,000 HAMMOCK BAY Lesina #1106 Helga Wetzold 23 9.821.6905 premiersir.com/id/213512359 $899,000 CAPTIVA 16151 Captiva Drive Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 premiersir.com/id/214064054 $10,800,000 PORT ROYAL 3605 Fort Charles Drive Karen Van Arsdale 23 9.860.0894 premiersir.com/id/214019026 $9 ,450,000 premiersothebysrealty.comYou might not know what youre looking for, but now you know where to find it.
HAMMOCK BAY Lesina #2101 Roe Tamagni 239.398.1222 premiersir.com/id/214016141 $899,000 HAMMOCK BAY Lesina #106 Sherrie Pfeer 239 .734.0539 premiersir.com/id/214043934 $7 99,000 NAPLES BATH TENNIS 1031 Oriole Circle Debbi/Marty McDermott 23 9.564.4231 premiersir.com/id/214035465 $6 99,000 VINEYARDS Avellino Isles #32202 Denise Sands 21 5.327.9930 premiersir.com/id/214031671 $6 88,888 WYNDEMERE 212 Via Napoli Bordner/Hurvitz 239.560.2921 premiersir.com/id/213008056 $469,000 VERONA WALK 7303 Carducci Court Jon Peter Vollmer 23 9.250.9414 premiersir.com/id/214052013 $4 59,000 WYNDEMERE 208 Via Napoli Bordner/Hurvitz 2 39.560.2921 premiersir.com/id/214039398 $4 50,000 HAMMOCK BAY Rialto #202 Vince Colace 23 9.260.3333 premiersir.com/id/214055500 $4 29,900 WYNDEMERE 127 Via Napoli Bordner/Hurvitz 239.560.2921 premiersir.com/id/214017881 $428,000 EAGLE CREEK 510 Eagle Creek Drive Fahada Saad 23 9.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214064793 $3 89,000 WINDSTAR Windward Cay #823 ML Meade 23 9.293.4851 premiersir.com/id/214038337 $3 25,000 WYNDEMERE 64 Water Oaks Way Bordner/Hurvitz 2 39.560.2921 premiersir.com/id/214049372 $3 00,000 WYNDEMERE Commons #102 Bordner/Hurvitz 2 39.560.2921 premiersir.com/id/214062566 $3 00,000 ISLES OF CAPRI Tarpon Village #F4 Cynthia Corogin 23 9.393.6747 premiersir.com/id/214064522 $190,000 WYNDEMERE Commons #204B Bordner/Hurvitz 239.560.2921 premiersir.com/id/214053782 $189,000 HIGH POINT High Point Country Club #109 Jon Peter Vollmer 23 9.250.9414 premiersir.com/id/214064767 $189 ,000 NAPLES HERITAGE Terrace at Stoneybrook #912 Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214064010 $1 79,000 GREY OAKS 1474 Anhinga Pointe Melissa Williams 23 9.248.7238 premiersir.com/id/214057895 $3, 650,000 GREY OAKS 2823 Thistle Way Cheryl Turner 23 9.250.3311 premiersir.com/id/214028364 $3, 150,000 GREY OAKS 1708 Venezia Way Lynn Anderson 23 9.290.6674 premiersir.com/id/214008666 $2,495,000 GREY OAKS 1540 Marsh Wren Lane Melissa Williams 239.248.7238 premiersir.com/id/214064026 $2,495,000 GREY OAKS 2809 Tarower Way Jutta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 23 9.659.5113 premiersir.com/id/214055357 $2, 250,000 GREY OAKS 1264 Osprey Trail Daniel Guenther 23 9.357.8121 premiersir.com/id/214015983 $1 ,700,000 GREY OAKS Lermitage #18 Jutta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 23 9.659.5113 premiersir.com/id/214053736 $1,250,000 GREY OAKS Traditions #102 Jutta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 239.659.5113 premiersir.com/id/214031407 $699,000 MEDITERRA 15923 Roseto Way Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 23 9.213.7227 premiersir.com/id/214047087 $5, 995,000 TALIS PARK Toscana #801 Erik David Barber 32 3.513.6391 premiersir.com/id/214060743 $2 ,350,000 AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB 724 Saint Georges Court Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 premiersir.com/id/214064755 $1,465,000 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 7697 Santa Cruz Court Dave/Ann Renner 239.784.5552 premiersir.com/id/214062169 $1,395,000 THE DUNES Grande Dominica #T-3 Jennifer/Dave Urness 23 9.273.7731 premiersir.com/id/213513355 $1 ,145,000 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 8044 Cadiz Court Dave/Ann Renner 23 9.784.5552 premiersir.com/id/214051484 $9 25,000 AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB 348 Chancery Circle Jane Bond 23 9.595.9515 premiersir.com/id/214060043 $75 0,000 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 7525 Cordoba Circle Dave/Ann Renner 23 9.784.5552 premiersir.com/id/214063282 $7 49,000 WILSHIRE LAKES 9901 Clear Lake Circle Bernie/Joe Garabed 23 9.571.2466 premiersir.com/id/214036544 $665,000 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 8050 Vera Cruz Way Lee Leatherwood 239.877.8861 premiersir.com/id/214039968 $635,000 OLDE CYPRESS 2893 Lone Pine Lane Lynn Applebaum 23 9.776.5055 premiersir.com/id/214055671 $6 19,000 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES 1803 Imperial Golf Course Boulevard Sandra McCarthy-Meeks 23 9.287.7921 premiersir.com/id/214060311 $5 99,900 DELASOL 16112 Parque Lane Patrick OConnor 239 .293.9411 premiersir.com/id/214047607 $595 ,000 BAY FOREST Naples Walk #2704 Dina L. Moon 23 9.370.1252 premiersir.com/id/214042660 $4 90,000 WILSHIRE LAKES 6091 Shallows Way Bernie/Joe Garabed 23 9.571.2466 premiersir.com/id/214054324 $378,000 PORT ROYAL 1270 Galleon Drive Michael G. Lawler 23 9.261.3939 premiersir.com/id/MURP031314IHE $7,995,000 MARCO ISLAND 1251 Marlin Court Brock/Julie Wilson 23 9.821.9545 premiersir.com/id/214063060 $2,7 25,000 premiersothebysrealty.comWe proudly present a selection of our residences along Floridas Gulf Coast.
CALUSA BAY Calusa Bay South #103 Sharon Kaltenborn 239.248.1964 premiersir.com/id/214055800 $280,000 WILSHIRE LAKES Fieldstone Village #104 Patrick OConnor 239 .293.9411 premiersir.com/id/214061736 $1 79,900 HERITAGE BAY Heritage Bay #2125 Mira Rochford 23 9.287.2929 premiersir.com/id/214051217 $17 4,900 VANDERBILT BEACH 249 Lagoon Avenue Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 2 39.213.7463 premiersir.com/id/214053792 $8 59,000 VANDERBILT BEACH Vanderbilt Yacht Racquet #1104 Vanya Demireva 23 9.565.0550 premiersir.com/id/214046574 $6 49,000 VANDERBILT BEACH Regatta #V-403 Pat Duggan/Rhonda Dowdy 23 9.216.1980 premiersir.com/id/214023411 $579,000 BEACHWALK Beachwalk Villas #10 Polly Himmel 239.290.3910 premiersir.com/id/214043891 $429,000 MARCO ISLAND 1539 Heights Court Paul Strong 23 9.404.3280 premiersir.com/id/214052753 $6 ,750,000 MARCO ISLAND 870 Sea Dune Lane Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 23 9.642.1133 premiersir.com/id/213508782 $3 ,500,000 MARCO ISLAND 589 Inlet Drive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 23 9.642.1133 premiersir.com/id/214034514 $3,475,000 MARCO ISLAND 919 Bareld Drive Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 premiersir.com/id/214025009 $2,295,000 MARCO ISLAND 820 Arcadia Court Larry Caruso 23 9.394.9191 premiersir.com/id/214019250 $1 ,750,000 MARCO ISLAND 1261 Stone Court Paul Strong 23 9.404.3280 premiersir.com/id/213504141 $1, 695,000 MARCO ISLAND 65 N Bareld Drive Larry Caruso 23 9.394.9191 premiersir.com/id/214051256 $1,695,000 MARCO ISLAND 781 Caxambas Drive Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 premiersir.com/id/214064647 $1,500,000 MARCO ISLAND 791 Caxambas Drive Cathy Rogers 23 9.821.7926 premiersir.com/id/214065017 $1 ,250,000 MARCO ISLAND 190 Angler Court Larry Caruso 23 9.394.9191 premiersir.com/id/214052845 $1 ,150,000 MARCO ISLAND 1085 Caxambas Court Larry Caruso 23 9.394.9191 premiersir.com/id/214023344 $9 85,000 MARCO ISLAND Royal Marco Point I #210 Cathy Rogers 23 9.821.7926 premiersir.com/id/214025816 $7 99,000 MARCO ISLAND 1858 Granada Drive Vince Colace 23 9.260.3333 premiersir.com/id/214064822 $574,700 MARCO ISLAND Villa Del Mar #205 Sherrie Pfeer 239.734.0539 premiersir.com/id/213509505 $539,000 MARCO ISLAND 651 Inlet Drive Paul Strong 23 9.404.3280 premiersir.com/id/213508883 $4 99,000 MARCO ISLAND South Seas Club #407 Helga Wetzold 23 9.821.6905 premiersir.com/id/214051568 $4 59,900 MARCO ISLAND South Seas #805 Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214064020 $4 59,000 MARCO ISLAND Camelot #205 Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 23 9.642.1133 premiersir.com/id/214011548 $4 45,000 MARCO ISLAND 1810 April Court Lura Jones 23 9.370.5340 premiersir.com/id/212036452 $389,000 MARCO ISLAND 970 Daisy Court Lura Jones 239.370.5340 premiersir.com/id/213512075 $385,000 FIDDLERS CREEK 9314 Chiasso Cove Court Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/213015935 $1 ,275,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Serena #201 Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/209021358 $8 29,000 FIDDLERS CREEK 7690 Mulberry Lane Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214063694 $7 25,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Cherry Oaks #202 Helga Wetzold 23 9.821.6905 premiersir.com/id/214047374 $5 99,000 FIDDLERS CREEK 9072 Cherry Oaks Trail Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/213511356 $565,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Menaggio #201 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214024901 $554,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Serena #202 Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214063983 $5 49,900 FIDDLERS CREEK 8968 Cherry Oaks Trail Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214054206 $5 34,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Callista #204 Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214048545 $510,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Serena #202 ML Meade 239.293.4851 premiersir.com/id/214048308 $499,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Serena #102 Paul Strong 23 9.404.3280 premiersir.com/id/214038837 $4 59,000 FIDDLERS CREEK 8595 Pepper Tree Way Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214038057 $3 94,900 FIDDLERS CREEK Laguna #102 Lura Jones 23 9.370.5340 premiersir.com/id/214038743 $3 29,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Whisper Trace #202 ML Meade 23 9.293.4851 premiersir.com/id/INFU090314IHE $2 49,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Whisper Trace #103 Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214047461 $155,000 PELICAN BAY 683 Annemore Lane Janet Rathbun 239 .860.0012 premiersir.com/id/HENR111014IHE $2 ,295,000 WWW.RENTNAPLES.COM Explore our collection of properties available for weekly, seasonal and long-term accommodations. 239.262.4242 Like.@PremierSIR Tweet.@PremierSIR Pin.@PremierSIRWatch.@SothebysRealty premiersothebysrealty.com