Prepared?Protecting your home from hurricanes can mean great savings in the long run12 14 15 112014 ACTUAL HURRICANES 6 2012 ACTUAL HURRICANES 10 2010 ACTUAL HURRICANES 12 2008 ACTUAL HURRICANES 8 2006 ACTUAL HURRICANES 5 2004 ACTUAL HURRICANES 9 2013 ACTUAL HURRICANES 2 2011 ACTUAL HURRICANES 7 2009 ACTUAL HURRICANES 9 2007 ACTUAL HURRICANES 6 2005 ACTUAL HURRICANES 15 2015 PREDICTED HURRICANES 3-6 2014 PREDICTED HURRICANES 3-6 2012 PREDICTED HURRICANES 4-8 2010 PREDICTED HURRICANES 8-14 2008 PREDICTED HURRICANES 6-9 2006 PREDICTED HURRICANES 8-10 2004 PREDICTED HURRICANES 6-8 2013 PREDICTED HURRICANES 7-11 2011 PREDICTED HURRICANES 6-10 2009 PREDICTED HURRICANES 4-7 2007 PREDICTED HURRICANES 7-10 2005 PREDICTED HURRICANES 7-9TRUST LIVE, LOCAL RADAR THIS SEASON IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS PETS NEED A PLAN TOO GADGETS TO HELP YOU PREPARE BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting a slower than average storm season, with at most 11 official storms, six of them hurricanes, only two of them really big ones. Only two monster hurricanes! But as NOAA is quick to point out, it only takes one Andrew (in 1992, another slow year) or Katrina or Charley to destroy what for many is their most valuable asset. There are a number of ways to harden your home to the crushing effects of a storm, but for some specific ones, the state requires insurance companies to give you SEE PREPARED, A9 SOURCES & IMAGES NOAA, WIKIPEDIA; ILLUSTRATION BY ERIC RADDATZ /FLORIDA WEEKLYWHITEHOUSE.GOV/ @POTUSLast week President Barack Obama visited the National Hurricane Center in Miami for his yearly briefing on hurricane season. P P S INSIDE: www.FloridaWeekly.com PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. VII, No. 33 FREEWEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. OPINION A4 ROOTED IN NAPLES A6 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A21 HEALTHY LIVING A28 ON THE MOVE B3 BUSINESS MEETINGS B6 NETWORKING B7-8 OPEN HOUSE MAP B22 BOOK REVIEW C8 PUZZLES C12 CLUB NOTES C18 SAVE THE DATE C22 INSIDE Favorite thingsChocolate and champagne for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and more Society photos. C25-27 Pet projectsAdopt a forever friend from Collier County Domestic Animal Services. A30 Wild and crazySteve Martins play about underpants takes the stage at Lab Theater. C1 Paving the wayRoadwork picks up all around Southwest Florida. B1 Health care for low-income workers has long been a hot topic in the U.S., but Neighborhood Health Clinic has been providing it to uninsured working people in Collier County for more than 15 years. We started it because we saw a missing link in the delivery of care to low-income workers, says Nancy Lascheid, a nurse who co-founded the clinic in 1999 with her husband, the late Dr. Bill Lascheid. One of the problems the clinic aimed to address, she adds, is that the health department in Collier County only provided care to children, pregnant women and people with infectious diseases such as AIDS or tuberculosis. A huge portion of the local population was left empty-handed when they need health care, particularly young men working low-wage jobs. When we first started the Nonprofit profile: Neighborhood Health Clinic BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.com SEE CLINIC, A25 PavingforwarditRoad construction picks up around town
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 Bring Your Highest Expectations LIVINGSTON ROADPINE RIDGE ROAD EXIT 107WHIPPORWILL LANE N COMMENTARY Public school stewAs the year winds down this week in 4,200 Florida public schools where the halls and classrooms fill each day with a roiling stew of hope, curiosity, anxiety, excitement, self doubt, narcissism, ambition, passion, stupefaction, sexual desire, delirium, somnambulant distraction, joyous focus, generosity, jealousy, boldness, shyness, and finally the nearly universal longing of children to become perfect by changing the shapes of their body parts, adding things to them, wearing different clothes or eradicating their pimples, I have a few concerns. I dont plan to talk about those concerns, though. Why bother? Instead, I want to provide a prescription for education in public schools for stirring that stew pot you and I pay for certain to catapult the Sunshine States 2.5 million public school students into the stratosphere of achievement and success (whatever that is). First, teachers. Republicans and Democrats alike should always vote to pay teachers more. You should vote, no matter what, to hire more teachers, to provide smaller class sizes, and to require more opportunities for students in the arts, in travel and field experience, and in tools and resources. Just say, Yes, should be the model for every caring citizen in every voting booth in the land, when it comes to the stew-pot of public education. If that sounds foolish, it isnt. This approach calls for a little trust, of course, but also for a healthy dose of realism. Most of us are not designing an education program or administering the way money is spent in providing education. We arent standing in the command tent plotting the battle on a big-board map, or on the hardened super-computer. If you want to do that, quit being a private or a lieutenant and run for the school board. Barring your entrance into politics, which is the easy way, you can enlist in the system as a teacher, then work your way up through the ranks to become a senior administrator. Or, you can read everything you can find and then organize a public interest group that weighs in with letters, meeting attendance and participation on school policy. But either or any way, you on the right or the left of our political spectrum should accept this single, undeniable reality: School districts and states that spend more money across the board buy a much better education for their children, and they produce more accomplished students. Thats not an opinion, its a demonstrable fact. As a voter who cares, therefore, dont try to parse coins. Just vote for more, because when you do, youre voting for young people and their futures. Dont bail out on them by getting miserly. Second, students. Theres a lot of talk about what they should learn these days and how they should be tested on what they learn. Behind that talk, theres always a muted background whisper floating in like a nightmare voice from the center of a dark room: Youre losing the race. Youre falling behind Behind the Chinese. Behind the Russians. Behind the Europeans. Behind aliens who might arrive from a distant star system not that the Russians, the Chinese or the Europeans arent aliens from a distant star system. Clearly, they are. After all, they dont talk like us, do they? (Always vote for a required second-language budget.) Unfortunately for our egos, science shows that we are also from a distant star system. (Always vote for more money for science education. Every one of us is made entirely of matter that originated somewhere else deep in the universe, as it turns out.) One of the features of our current educational system is called high-stakes testing, based on common core values. Students who dont pass the tests, given on computers that sometimes work, can be held back or not graduate. Teachers whose students dont do as well whether or not those kids had no breakfast, their parents punched it out while stoned or drunk the night before, they were born with lower IQs or they were beaten up by their felonious older brothers can be fired. Let me make this simple. High-stakes testing is a digital business model designed in Florida by former Gov. Jeb Bush to make money for giant corporations that befriended both Republican and Democratic politicians here (Jeb Bush, and later governors Charlie Crist and Rick Scott). Companies created the tests, then sold them and continue to sell them for hundreds of millions of dollars each to many states, including Florida. Significant evidence suggests these tests arent doing the job nor are they fair. And theyre based on the notion that we were falling behind en masse, and have to catch up digitally, by striving to learn a common core of information and knowledge. Let me leave that debate, however, by suggesting again that we trust teachers more to judge what their students need to know, and by citing just two essential elements that should be required of every one of our students, in every one of our 4,200 schools, at the beginning and even throughout every single year: One, they should get muddy. For two or three days at least twice a year, every student should be required to wade through wetlands, to slop along beaches and bays, to struggle through mangrove swamps and cypress heads, and to get bitten by mosquitos. And two, every student should have to spend at least four days each year two at the beginning and two more near the end with an old fogey. Certainly no one under 70, and preferably only with those over 80. But over 50 or 60 could be accepted in a pinch. That means you have to volunteer all of you 50 or older. Its you, people. You Democrats and Republicans, you grandmas and grandpas and parents. You have to go help in a public school. And you can start by picking up the phone and just saying, Yes. e i o i c i roger WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com
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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 The pre-charge punishment of Julian AssangeTucked away on a side street in one of Londons toniest neighborhoods, just across the street from the sprawling department store Harrods, sits a brick, Victorian-era apartment building that houses the Ecuadorean Embassy. Julian Assange, the founder and editor of the whistle-blower website WikiLeaks, walked into this embassy on June 19, 2012, and hasnt stepped foot outside since. Ecuador granted him political asylum, but the United Kingdom refuses to grant him safe passage to leave the country. Instead, the U.K. wants to extradite him to Sweden to answer questions about allegations of sexual misconduct, although charges have never been filed. For close to three years, he has remained a prisoner in the embassy, denied even the hour of sunlight daily that most prisoners are guaranteed. For two years before that, he was either jailed or under strict house arrest in England, all without charge. When I went to London to interview him in the embassy this week, Assange asserted his belief that this pretrial phase is serving as both punishment and deterrent, and that Sweden is acting as a surrogate for the United States, which wants him jailed to stop the work of WikiLeaks. Nevertheless, WikiLeaks continues, releasing groundbreaking information about potentially catastrophic conditions in Britains nuclear-weapons submarines, full chapters of the secret and intensely controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade treaty, and more. It was from within the embassy that Assange helped National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden escape Hong Kong after releasing millions of documents detailing U.S. government surveillance programs. En route to political asylum in Latin America, Snowden became stranded in the Moscow airport only after the United States canceled his passport. Russia then granted him temporary political asylum. When the sexual-misconduct allegations surfaced in late 2010, Assange waited in Stockholm for the prosecutor to question him, then the charges were dropped. He had government permission to leave the country. It was only after he traveled to the United Kingdom that the charges were resuscitated by a second prosecutor. This second prosecutor, Marianne Ny, has had years to question Assange, either in person in London or via video link. Instead, she insisted that Assange be forcibly extradited, until a Swedish court urged her to interview him in London. She has indicated that she will, but so far has not said when. Assange, his lawyers and his supporters are concerned that, if he were extradited, Sweden would hand him over to the United States, where all signs point to a secret grand-jury investigation of him and WikiLeaks. Julian would have gone to Sweden a long time ago had he gotten a guarantee from Sweden that they will not forward him to the United States for standing trial on the espionage charges, said Assange attorney Michael Ratner, president emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights. Ratner explained: Sweden has never been willing to give that guarantee. And Sweden has a very bad reputation of complying with U.S. demands, whether it was sending some people from Sweden to Egypt for torture or whether its guaranteeing people who are asylees in Sweden that they wont be deported. Vice President Joe Biden called Assange a high-tech terrorist, and elected officials and pundits from both major parties have said publicly that he should be assassinated. Assange told me: The U.S. case against WikiLeaks is widely believed to be the largest-ever investigation into a publisher. It is extraterritorial. Its setting new precedents about the ability of the U.S. government to reach out to any media publisher in Europe or the rest of the world, and try and achieve a prosecution. They say the offenses are conspiracy, conspiracy to commit espionage, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, computer hacking, conversion, stealing government documents. The espionage charges, if they materialize, could come with the death penalty. Sweden, like most European nations, cannot extradite a person who might thereafter be put to death. The statute of limitations will expire in August on all but one of the potential Swedish offenses for which Assange is wanted for questioning. The Swedish Supreme Court declined to quash the arrest warrant lodged against him in late 2010, in a 4-1 vote. Justice Svante Johansson, dissenting, wrote that Assanges de facto detention was in violation of the principle of proportionality. Sitting across from me in the conference room of the small embassy that has for three years served as his home, his refuge and his jail, Assange told me, We have no rights as a defendant because the formal trial hasnt started yet. No charges, no trial, no ability to defend yourself ... dont even have the right to documents, because youre not even a defendant. His skin is pale from years without sunlight, matching his prematurely white hair. But his resolve is unbroken, and the leaks he originally sought to publish when he founded WikiLeaks almost 10 years ago are still reaching the light of day. Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,300 stations. She is the co-author, with Denis Moynihan, of The Silenced Majority, a New York Times best-seller.Boiled in oilThe seaside town of Santa Barbara is in the news lately, but not in a good way. The pristine beaches of this California town are awash in more than a 100,000 gallons of crude oil, the result of a pipeline break that should have been preventable but wasnt. The company responsible apologized, and ironically is employing the same firm to clean up the mess that undertook a similar task following the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2005. Here at home, the consequences of the Gulf spill are still with us, although BP Oil would like us to think otherwise, and if we think the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history has reduced the inevitability of oil spills, Santa Barbara proves us wrong. The systems of prevention are so riddled by Murphys Law (anything bad that can happen, will happen) that entrepreneurs are making a profit out of everyone elses bad news, and the clean-up sector for drilling when drilling goes bad is prospering not a good sign. The failed plan to protect Santa Barbaras coastal environment is symptomatic. It is another example of failures occurring periodically wherever the oil industry has inserted itself into the geographic picture. Coastal communities and businesses understand the risks associated with drilling and pumping oil in near proximity. An oil-soaked beach is their nightmare. The Deepwater Horizon was pumping oil 40 miles off the coast of Louisiana. When it exploded, the chickens came home to roost faster than you can say, Workers will be fired for raising safety concerns. The coastal economies of hundreds of communities consist of thousands of jobs fueled by the multi-billion-dollar tourism and fishing industries. These sectors generate millions more in tax revenue. Coastal communities like the way they butt er their bread now and are resistant to the shotgun wedding the oil industry and its supporters never tire of proposing in Congress or our state capitals. New plans are in the air to open yet further the door to drilling for oil and gas off our coastlines. When things go bad, and the unthinkable that Big Oil denies will happen does happen, we push the reset button to sl owly open the door to more drilling. But it is only temporary. Coastal communities face hurricane force winds in favor of opening up more territory for exploration, despite the risks. They also shoulder the burden of enormous liabilities that are the potential downside of the deal. When a disaster happens, the question always come up: What is the true cost of drilling and are the risks worth it? The before and after of the spill in Santa Barbara are instructive. Oil transformed the beautiful beaches from a Memorial Day haven for bathers and seaside campers into a toxic waste dump, littered with dead fish and fowl. Vinyl-clad aliens in hazmat suits added to the surrealism of the scene, populating the beach like brothers from another planet. The spill covered 10 square miles. Closer to home, five years ago, BPs Deepwater Horizon exploded, leaving 11 dead, and spewing an estimated 4.2 million barrels of oil into the gulf. Do you remember how excruciating each of those 87 days were until BP finally staunched the flow? All the pretensions and the hubris to the contrary, this engineering marvel failed on every measure of regulation, management, safety, prevention, and containment that matters, and on a massive scale, affecting millions of people. Today, we still do not know the full extent of the permanent damage to the gulf, but we know we have been boiled in oil. The Obama administration expects to permit seismic exploration in the Atlantic Ocean, from Delaware to Floridas Cape Canaveral. Scientists know little about the impact on endangered fish, whales and sea turtles. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection wrote to the feds requesting a delay, noting, Much of Floridas economy is dependent on these healthy and sustainable marine and coastal resources a profound understatement if you ask me. Leslie Lilly is a native Floridian. Her professional career spans more than 25 years leading major philanthropic institutions in the South and Appalachia. OPINION s a s t R a amy GOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly C s p T 4 leslieLILLYllilly@floridaweekly.com
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 ROOTED IN NAPLESSurprising lessons learned while traveling with childrenLast week, I think I accomplished my most amazing feat as a mother. During my tenure, I have overcome a long list of challenges that include prolonged sleep deprivation, childhood aversions to medicine, awkward public announcements, chronic ear infections and the persistent desire to brain myself during prolonged toddler tantrums. However, Im pretty sure that we topped ourselves as a family with a whirlwind trip to New Jersey over Memorial Day weekend. For a little background, James, my husband and the loving father of our children, had gone up 10 days earlier as had I to manage some family business, and I came back home alone to care for Thing One and Thing Two in his absence. Within three days of my return, both kids finished up the school year, I tied up some loose ends and purchased three tickets for the kids and I to return to Newark. We headed back to the airport, determined to join James and salvage something that resembled the actual family vacation we had planned months ago. The hitch was that I would be travelling as the lone adult with small children. This trip had been abbreviated to only a weekend, rather than the seven days we had originally planned, and every moment was packed with get-togethers and excursions. Within the span of 36 hours, we would make an exhausting turn-around that included planes, trains and automobiles (literally). I wasnt quite sure how wed make it. It started at 5 a.m. on a Friday and ended with an 8 a.m. flight home from Newark on Memorial Day. In that time, we gamely managed a 2-hour layover (on the way up), three cookouts, a day trip to Manhattan, another day trip to visit family friends and an early morning rousting to speed off to our departing flight. We were back in our home by noon that Monday. Now that its finished and weve recovered, Ive realized it actually says more about the kids than it does me. I also dont know whether we would have tried if Southwest Florida International Airport werent so close and user-friendly. The direct flights between Northeast hubs were a lifesaver, particularly because Im sure none of us had the gas to deal with another layover after that weekend. The weekend went well, but not seamlessly. I learned a few things about myself and traveling with children, among them: For years, Ive asked James to chauffeur me whenever we go out of town and now Im ruined. It seems Floridas grid systems and wide lanes are all I can manage anymore, as my driving privileges were revoked the one time I tried to navigate mountain roads and potholes on this adventure. Spring in the northeast is no joke. Our son occasionally has seasonal allergies at home, but it didnt occur to me that he would have a problem while we were gone. Pollen was thick on car roofs and porches and his sinuses. His last day was miserable. On our flight up, I shamelessly allowed the kids to cycle through every hand-held device we own. And Im not sorry. I was outnumbered, weak and just didnt care how much iPad time they logged. I can sleep when Im dead, which may have actually happened in the hours before our flight to come home. The final time our alarm sounded at 4:30 a.m., my soul left my body and returned two days later after Id had enough rest to coax it back. These days Im barely inspired to get out of bed in the morning, let alone follow through with other plans we have in the next few weeks. That suits me just fine, as it gives me more time to recover from this stunt and bask in the glow of my success. Lindsey Nesmith was unaware of how desperately her kids want to wreck themselves on subway platforms. The writer with her children on a subway platform in New York City. w m a h t a s lindseyNESMITHlnesmith@floridaweekly.com
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 NEWS A9 a discount on your premium. That could amount to saving hundreds or thousands of dollars every year, including for some fixes you might consider anyway for the sake of safety and security. They could also offset costs and stresses of evacuation if you can ride it out at home, and increase the property value. Here is list of things you can do to best protect your home from windy, watery attack, and in the process potentially save enough cash on your policy to throw one hell of a hurricane party every year. A disclaimer: The cost estimates can vary widely depending on your home, its location, your insurer, and other factors. Make a plan for your home and yard Start thinking about what you need to do to secure your home, keep your costs minimal after the storm and potentially lower the cost of your homeowners policy. Where are your weaknesses? Will you plan to ride out the storm or evacuate? You cant wait til the hurricane is on you, said Bud Hornbeck, CEO of Lutgert Insurance in Naples. Look around the property to make sure theres nothing there you cant do to make it a safer area. Its just a matter of proper planning and trying to visualize when the storm hits what Im going to do.Get a wind mitigation inspectionThis can be an essential part of the plan. It will show you what areas of your home could be improved and where you may be leaving insurance credits on the table. It costs in the neighborhood of $85 to $150. Google it along with the city or county where you live, or ask your insurance agent. The report details specific improvements that can make your home safer and save you money on your insurance premium as required by state statute 627.711. Take the report to your insurance agent and he or she can tell you how much youll save based on a list of possible improvements. Thats probably the best way to be able to evaluate what your options are, said Mr. Hornbeck. Its very valuable to have that report even if youre getting some (improvements) and not all of them. (And) at the end of the day, you have a house thats going to give you the maximum credits on your policy. Homes built prior to 2001 especially may be eligible for discounts for upgrades to roofs, garage doors, windows, and other openings. Unless youre very handy, the ones with the largest discounts (for your roof) need to be done by a contractor. They may cost thousands, but youll know beforehand how much money youll save and if its enough to cover the cost immediately, in two years or 10 years. Even some simple fixes like bracing for a garage door could help lower policy costs and make the difference between coming through a bad storm with minimal damage or facing a disaster. From a real estate standpoint, the improvements also increase value. Upgrading the roofThe wind mitigation report should be your guide here, including small fixes like replacing loose shingles or any damage that could be worsened by wind. Some options with insurance discounts include replacing the roof completely, adding a secondary water paper barrier to protect your home if the primary covering blows off, and adding new roof clips or straps to hold it down as more tightly, said Lee Scott Crowther, CEO of Crowther Roofing. Heres how the price might break down. A new shingle roof on an average house could run in the $14,000 range, or more for metal or tile. Adding new truss strapping or clips might add $2,000 or $3,000 to that if youre already replacing the roof. It could be significantly more if you only replace the clips. The insurance discounts may also be $2,000 or $3,000 every year, so the savings would add up fast depending on how long you stayed in the home. Every insurance company is going to be different but thats what our customers are telling us, Mr. Crowther said. The biggest bang for the buck would be to do all these things together Quite frankly, the interest cost on the loan to do all that would probably be exceeded by the (savings on) insurance premiums.Hurricane shutters and impact glassHurricane shutters and impactresistant glass may be expensive, but you might consider a mix of shutters and properly sized plywood or other approved material to cover all the openings on your house. (Tape does not work). A sales point for the impact glass is that it can also reduce energy costs and make your home more secure against vandalism, said Brian Rist, CEO Storm Smart, which makes and installs hurricane protection products. Discounts on insurance in some cases pay for the cost of sh utters or windows in just a few short years, he said. Even if youre not in a high-risk area, consider buying flood insuranceFlooding and storm surge are often the most costly threats to life and property, and if you live in a high-risk zone, flood insurance is required. Others may assume that because theyre not in the highest risk area (with a one in four chance of flooding in 30 years), its not worth buying or they wont be flooded, even though that is not uncommon. About 20 percent of flood insurance claims come from moderate-to-low risk areas, according to the National Flood Insurance Program. A slow-moving storm that dumps plenty of rain could cause severe water damage to homes in both areas. In the lowest risk areas homeowners can buy fairly cheap preferred risk flood insurance policies in the $300 to $400 per year range, said Danny Hinson, who works for the Florida Division of Emergency Management, although better policies can cost at least three times that. How communities save residents money on homeowners insuranceMr. Hinson is state coordinator for Floridas Community Rating System. Counties and cities go above and beyond storm mitigation codes required by the National Flood Insurance Program and by doing so earn their residents automatic discounts on flood insurance. In Florida, 216 total communities participate, with residents saving a combined $180 million annually on federal insurance. All of Lee, Charlotte, and Collier counties and cities are in, and most communities in Palm Beach County. Only a few, Palm Beach Gardens and Mangonia Park, have opted out. Residents discounts are based on how compliant the local government is with the CRS plan. A rating of 1 is the best and 10 is the worst, meaning they dont participate and get no discount. Communities earn credits for ratings in four categories: public information, regulations, flood damage reduction, and warning and response. But no Florida community (and few in the United States) have earned better than a 5: that may be partly the fault of a federal CRS rating system that needs reform, Mr. Hinson said. For instance, Cape Coral is rated a 5, so residents in higher risk areas save 25 percent on their policy, or on average $234 per year. Those outside high-risk areas saved $138 per year on average. Out of the Capes more than 32,500 policies thats $6.5 million in savings every year. If the city were rated a 4 residents would save $7.8 million. Read your policy and check with your agent annually If you havent had that annual conversation with your insurance agent this is the time to do it, said Lynne McChristian, a representative for the Insurance Information Institute in Tampa. Theres a lot of trust on the part of insurers youre going to tell them what you have and its properly protected. A few terms to look out for. Replacement Cost policies offer full protection in a loss. It would replace used, damaged equipment with new equipment, without regard to its age and condition. Actual Cash Value policies may cost less but, but by taking into account how used say a couch is, it can reduce the amount youll be reimbursed.Make home improvements part of your overall hurricane planSome other details to consider: Trim trees and shrubs around your home so they are more wind resistant. Clear loose and clogged rain g utters and downspouts. Plan to bring in all outdoor furniture, decorations, garbage cans and anything else not tied down. Check out the health of trees in your yard. Reground trees with clay and soil if necessary and cut them away from rooftops. PREPAREDFrom page 1 Average homeowner insurance premiums by county: with and without wind mitigation improvements on the home The rates shown are the lowest and highest from a list of insurance providers for a home valued at $150,000, built before 2001, with no claims in the last three years and a 2 percent hurricane deductible. Lee County: >> Rates with no wind mitigation ranged from $1,958 to $4,634. With wind mitigation improvements, $1,039 to $2,708. Collier County: >> Without wind mitigation improvements, $2,304 to $5,318. With mitigation, $1,127 to $2,785. Charlotte County: >> Without wind mitigation, $1,980 to $4,149. With mitigation, $1,025 to $2,384. Palm Beach County: >> Without mitigation, $2,713 to $7,855. With, $1,444 to $2,578. Check your own county and compare a list of insurance providers and their costs with the Rate Comparison Tool at https://choices. dfs.com/pandc/homeowners Premiums vary depending on individual circumstances. They are based on the most recent lings approved by the Florida Of ce of Insurance Regulation. Websites >> Get your plan started at Florida Division of Emergency Managements getaplan.com, which in about 10 minutes allows you to plug in information about your home or business. Or check out ready.gov. The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes website ash.org offers a more complete list for protecting homes from hurricanes. At the top of the website, choose hurricanes. Under Hurricane Safety, choose Protect Your Home for instructions on how to board up and secure doors, and other tips and instructions. Learn more about ood insurance policies at fema.gov/n p Upgrading your roof straps and installing hurricane shutters are ways to save on insurance while protecting your home. High winds pose a danger during a storm, while flooding can wreak havoc after the storm has passed.
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The American Psychological Associations online site cites strong emotional reactions as a common experience for many people after weathering a hurricane. Lets face it we all get stressed and a bit off kilter when unpredictable and damaging events happen in our lives. Aside from structural damage and disruption in our daily lives, at the very least hurricanes tend to leave us without power for an often-unknown period of time. Since we cant all hire a personal psychologist and costly full-coverage generator for our homes, we need to collect a few affordable, stress-relieving devices to help keep us cool when we need it most.Florida Weekly has gathered a few gadgets to help keep cell phones, computers and other communication devices charged as well as some effective devices to maintain clean drinking water and light.Clean waterClean drinking water is essential to health and wellbeing. If electricity gets knocked out during a storm, having a water-sanitizing device is vital. Though there a number of water sanitation systems available, the Sawyer PointONE All In-One Water Filter in conjunction with a bucket can create a largevolume gravity filtration system for you and your family. Great for hurricane-ready kits. Attach the filter to a faucet for ease of use. The system available at outdoor stores such as Rei. Cost is $69.95. To learn more, go to: sawyer.com/products/sawyer-pointone-one-filter/ Power upThe ability to communicate with family, emergency responders and service workers is vital during and after a storm. Voltaic Solar Charger Kits harnesses solar energy to power cell phones, laptops and larger devices. The company features customizable kits to meet power needs. Cost varies depending on the charging device. The company is also known to donate to charitable causes such as the Hurricane Sandy storm victims. To learn more about Voltaic products, go to: voltaicsystems.com.Light up your lifeThis inflatable, solar-activated, portable light is a must-have for this years hurricane-ready kit. LuminAid is a waterproof bag that contains an LED bulb and a solar cell on the outside. The light can be hung up or placed outside to charge during the day. The LuminAid costs $19.95. To learn more about this light or other products, go to:-luminaid.com/.Solar-powered light and chargerWith the same application and function as wall-based chargers, this solarpowered light and charger by WakaWaka will meet your charging needs in the event of a power outage. The solar-based technology allows you to charge batteries on a cell phone or USBenabled cell phone in about two hours. It also provides about 40 hours of bright LED light. Water-resistant and rugged. WakaWaka Power costs $79 on Amazon. For more information, go to: us.wakawaka.com/.Crank up the tunes and newsA must-have for any hurricane-ready kit is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radio to keep up to date with weather alerts and warnings. Eton features a hand-crank radio that can be powered by hand or via the solar panel on its back. The power produced by the Eton American Red Cross Hand-Crank Radio can also charge a smartphone or small LED flashlight. For more information or to purchase, go to: etoncorp.com/en/productdisplay/frx3-american-red-cross. Cost is $69.99 on Etons web site. Keep food and suds coolSundanzer features a 1.8-cubic-foot, solar-powered refrigerator to use outdoors. It safely stores products for future use or consumption. Great idea for keeping food basics, ice, beer and medicines cold when power is out. The Sundanzer is available on Amazon for $699. For more information, go to Amazon.com. Be in the knowThere are several high-quality apps available for use on your Apple IOS or Android-based smart phones and devices. Hurricane Hound uses Google Maps to track and forecast the paths of tropical storms in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific basins. The app also gives access to the National Weather Service forecasts, public advisories, tropical outlooks and satellite imagery. The app is free. There is also an ad-free app for $1.99. Requires Android 2.1 and higher. And Hurricane HD is an award-winning, Apple-based app that includes storm tracking and forecasting, satellite and radio imaging, text bulletins, tracking maps, tropical outlooks and bulletins, global models, news and data feeds. Hurricane HD is sold by Kitty Code ITunes. The app is free but an ad-free version is available for $3.99. Hurricane HD requires IOS 5 or later. For more information on hurricane apps, check: ict-pulse.com/2013/07/5-hurricanetracking-apps/. Voltaic Solar Charger Kits harness solar energy to power cell phones, laptops and larger devices. LuminAid is a waterproof bag that contains an LED bulb and a solar cell on the outside. It creates bright light. The Waka Waka charger kit is solar-based technology that allows you to charge batteries on a cell phone or USB-enabled cell phone in about two hours. Hurricane apps are available for use on your Apple IOS or Android-based smartphones and devices to track hurricanes. Hurricane Hound for Android and Hurricane HD for IOS operating system. Sundanzer features a 1.8-cubic-foot, solarpowered refrigerator to use outdoors. The Eton American Red Cross Hand-Crank Radio can also charge a smart phone or small LED flashlight. The Sawyer PointONE All In-One Water Filter is great for having on hand during power outages. The water-filtration system is easy to use and attaches to a faucet or bucket for high-volume drinking water.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 Storm action timeline Early summer Hurricane watch is announced Hurricane warning is issued After the storm During the stormDevelop your storm plan.Stock your hurricane supply kit. Create a checklist of items you will want to take with you if you have to leave. Take before pictures of your home for insurance purposes. Find out the elevation of your home. Make sure your street address is clearly marked on your home. Hurricane conditions are possible within the next 48 hours. Clear your yard of potential ying debris, including lawn furniture, toys, etc. Lower the water level in the swimming pool by one foot. Board up windows.Gas up the car. Check your oil and tire pressure. Get cash. ATMs and banks may not be open after a storm. Turn the refrigerator to the coldest setting. Store plenty of water. Hurricane conditions are possible within the next 36 hours. Gather important documents. Finish shuttering doors and windows. Evacuate if you are ordered to do so. If youre staying home, designate a safe room. Interior bathrooms or closets on the lowest level with no windows work best. Charge cell phones and other devices.Stay indoors. Stay away from windows even if theyre shuttered. Listen to media reports for the latest information. Stay inside even if it appears calm. Do not go out until the all-clear is given. The longest part of the process, recovery can take weeks. Move slowly and cautiously as you survey and clean up. Most injuries take place after the storm. Do not use public water until you are noti ed that it is safe. Avoid travel if possible. Do not connect generators to house wiring. Beware of downed power lines, wild animals and even domestic animals that may be frightened or lost. Take pictures of damage and contact your insurance agent. Agencies and organizations offer emergency helpHindsight is always a dishonest voice for the present. Storms on the west coast have been few since Hurricane Wilma during the 2005 season the last major hurricane to affect the Fort Myers area. But no one wants to walk down the street and see fallen trees and power lines scattered along the road, and wonder what to do next. Yet, this scenario is a reality we should prepare for during every hurricane season. Floridians know from experience that neighbors, churches and local businesses come together in unprecedented ways to help with recovery efforts. Nevertheless, weve compiled some of the contact information for the big organizations that can serve as a starting place for either volunteerism or for your own recovery once the weather system has passed. From reporting downed power lines to who to call about clean water, canned food and local shelters, these accredited contacts will help with your questions and needs. Whats in a name? Wind and rain2000 Keith 2001 Allison 2001 Iris 2001 Michelle 2002 Isidore 2002 Lili 2003 Fabian 2003 Isabel 2003 Juan 2004 Charley 2004 Frances 2004 Ivan 2004 Jeanne 2005 Dennis 2005 Katrina 2005 Rita 2005 Stan 2005 Wilma 2007 Dean 2007 Felix 2007 Noel 2008 Gustav 2008 Ike 2008 Paloma 2010 Igor 2010 Tomas 2011 Irene 2012 Sandy 2013 IngridThese names have been retired:Ana Bill Claudette Danny Erika Fred Grace Henri Ida Joaquin Kate Larry Mindy Nicholas Odette Peter Rose Sam Teresa Victor Wanda2015 STORM NAMESEvery year since 1953, the National Hurricane Center has generated an alphabetical list of names for the seasons tropical storms and hurricanes. At rst, the lists consisted of only female names; since 1979, the names alternate between male and female. There are six lists that continue to rotate, changing only when there is a hurricane so devastating that its name is retired.BridgesTravel across the areas bridges becomes unsafe once winds reach gale force, or in excess of 34 mph. Even if physical barricades are not present, drivers should exercise common sense when pre-storm travels involve crossing bridges. Evacuation orders for Southwest Floridas barrier islands will be issued well in advance of a storm, and those affected should promptly heed such orders, before travel across bridges becomes unsafe and roads are closed off. 5 Important Phone Numbers American Red Cross 278-3401 www.redcross.org FEMA Disaster assistance (800) 621 www.fema.gov FPL 334-7754 www.fpl.com/storm LCEC 656-2300 www.lcec.net/hurricane Emergency Management 656-2300 www.leeeoc.com The Salvation Army 334-3745 www.salvationarmy.org United Way 433-2000 www.unitedway.org
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 When formulating a hurricane plan, make sure it includes all members of the family, including pets. After so many animals were abandoned following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and Hurricane Charley in Southwest Florida, disaster preparedness officials have stepped up measures to help pets and to encourage owners to plan ahead in case a hurricane strikes. Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties all have emergency shelters for people and their pets, although space and therefore, access is largely restricted to those in spots where evacuation is mandatory. People should have a hurricane plan for their pets as well as family but the pet-friendly shelter should not be their plan, says Ria Brown, public relations and information manager for Lee County Domestic Animal Services. It is intended as a last resort if they cannot execute their personal plan, not because they failed to have a plan. If people find they need to go to a county-run pet shelter, they will be required to stay as well and will need to care for their pets throughout the stay. Animals must be current on immunizations and have sufficient food, water and an approved crate. The best option is for people to leave the area and take their pets with them. Dont expect local veterinarians or boarding kennels to accept animals. They will fall under the same guidelines and conditions as residents. And, should a hurricane strike, they are likely to be without power as well. To prepare their pets for hurricane season, owners should attend to the following: Vaccinations: Make sure pets are current on these now. It takes a couple of weeks for most immunizations to become protective so its too late once a storm approaches. Identification: Put pets county licensing tags on their collars, as well as an ID tag with your phone number. Make sure your address and phone number is current on ID tags. A microchip ID (available through most veterinarians as well as Animal Services), is highly recommended because collars can be lost during storms but the chip will remain implanted and owners can update the company as to their whereabouts. Hurricane kit: Gather up pet supplies. (See accompanying segment) Medications: Make sure you keep a few weeks worth on hand so you wont have to rush to refill them at the last minute. Destination: Secure a place to stay.Pet hurricane kit Leash and secure collar Pet food (in waterproof containers), enough for at least one week Water for one week Manual can opener Bowls for food and water Impact-resistant crate of sufficient size (no soft-sided or homemade models and one for each pet) Bedding (blanket or towels) Litter, litter box and scoop for cats Pets regular medications Toys, chewies and other stress relievers County license and other identification (microchip IDs are encouraged) Proof of vaccinations Photo of pet Pet first-aid kit Grooming items Websites Leelostpets.com: The Lee County Domestic Animal Services site has a section dedicated to storm preparedness for pets. Colliergov.net/pets: For Collier County information. Charlottecountyfl.com/emergency/hurricanes: For Charlotte County information. Pbcgov.com/publicsafety/animalcare/hurricane.htm: For Palm Beach County information. Hsus.org: The Humane Society of the United States also has a downloadable pamphlet on disaster preparedness. Petswelcome.com: A listing of hotels and motels that accept pets. Make sure your storm plan includes family petsFollow the instructions that come with your generator.Never run generators indoors, including garages and sheds.Locate the unit outdoors and far from doors, windows and vents.Install battery-operated CO alarms in your home.Before refueling the generator, turn it off and let it cool down. Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission Portable generator safety tips Important Information for manufactured and mobile-home residents Safety is the most important part of storm preparedness. Please remember that no matter how good your tie-downs are or how complete your insurance coverage is, evacuation is the best plan to save your life. Before the storm, secure your home. Anchors required: Florida law requires manufactured home owners to secure their homes using anchors and tie-downs. Homes without proper tie-downs are more vulnerable to high winds. Taking proper precautions now will ensure that your mobile home is properly secured, reducing possible damage to your home and your neighbors property. Tie-downs should be checked at least once a year. Windstorm insurance: Florida law prohibits the sale of windstorm insurance on manufactured homes not anchored in accordance with Florida law. Flood insurance: Damage caused by flooding is not covered by most homeowners polis. You may need flood insurance even if you do not live in a flood zone. The National Flood Insurance Program makes flood insurance availablfactured homes on foundations. See your insurance broker for details. Contractors license: Florida law requires tie-down installers to be licensed by the state. To verify a contractors license, call the Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles, Manufactured Housing Section of Division of Motorist Services. Inspections: Have your tie-downs inspected by an installer. Most installers will inspect your home and provide a free estimate. Get esti-mates from three installers and ask them to explain the installation. Installation rules: Tie-down installation requirements are set forth in Florida Administration Code 15C-1. Ask your installer about the re-quirements of that Code. For detailed information contact the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Mobile Home and Recreational Vehicle Construction at (850) 617-3004. Time and cost: A typical tie-down installation costs less than $2,000 and takes less than a day. Alternative anchoring systems: When a contractor inspects for tiedowns, ask if there are dependable, state-approved anchoring systems available for your home. Also ask about recommended methods to secure storage/ utility sheds, carports, and other vulnerable structures. Group estimates: Most contractors provide discounts for group installations. Meet with your neighbors to plan a group inspection and/or installation. Utilities: Learn how and when to turn off gas, water, & electricity. Safety Tips Check for loose straps. Make sure straps are properly aligned and not on an angle. Check to be sure the proper number of tie-downs is installed. Verify that ground anchors and stabilizer plates have been installed properly. Be sure support piers are in contact with the frame. Replace straps or ground anchors that show signs of corrosion or damage. For additional protection, you may want to consider installing a longitudinal tie-down system located at the front and rear of your home.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 A19 Cleaning up after a stormHurricanes can leave millions of tons of debris in their wake, and segregating the detritus is critical in assisting in the recovery. Following these guidelines will help ensure that debris can be collected in the most efficient, safe and timely manner from your residential property after the storm. Businesses are required to make separate arrangements for debris cleanup. Here are the types of debris: Normal household garbage This consists of the things that normally are placed out for collection in your weekly trash and recycling containers. Yard debris or trash Vegetative matter including shrubs, palm fronds, tree trimmings, grass clippings, bushes, leaves, twigs or cut-up tree branches. Construction/demolition debris Materials directly relating to construction or demolition of buildings, such as cement, glass, drywall, insulation, concrete block, etc. White goods Large appliances, including refrigerators, ranges, washing machines, clothes dryers, water heaters, freezers, microwave ovens and air conditioners. During the first 72 hours after the storm has passed, officials with FEMA, Solid Waste Management and your local sheriffs office will be assessing the damage and road conditions to determine when collections can resume. It is critical that you do not mix the types of debris for collection. There will be separate collections for each, and they will be picked up according to priority in the immediate aftermath of the storm. First priority: Normal household garbage Put in your regular collection cart container or in heavy-duty plastic bags, and place where you normally do for your regular weekly collection. Second priority: Yard debris Small quantities should be prepared as for weekly collection (in containers, bags or bundles of less than 50 pounds). Large quantities of storm-related yard debris should be placed alongside the curb, with trees and branches prepared into easily manageable lengths. Do not place near low-hanging objects or around mailboxes, water meters or re hydrants. Large quantities of storm-related yard debris may be collected using a mechanical grab that will require room to operate. Collection crews will not enter private property to collect debris. Only yard debris directly generated from the storm event will be collected. Land clearing and landscape improvements are not eligible for collection. Debris from these activities will require removal and disposal to be arranged by the property owner at their expense. There will be no collection of large quantities of yard debris on private roads or in gated communities unless properties in these locations are included in a FEMA declaration or where an immediate threat to health and safety exists. Third priority: Construction/ demolition debris, white goods, bulk items, electronic equipment, tires and lead acid batteries You will be notified through media when collection of these items will take place. Disposal rules for small quantities of C&D materials vary by location, so look for media notices for specic guidance in your areas. In many areas, small quantities of C&D materials (less than 2 cubic yards) can be placed at the curb alongside normal household garbage. These materials would generally be in containers and/or bundled, weighing less than 50 pounds each and not exceeding 6 feet in length. Refrigerators, freezers and other appliances must be emptied of all contents prior to collection. Recovery after the stormThe longest and hardest part of dealing with a hurricane is the recovery. Relief supplies and other aid will arrive as quickly as possible, but it might take several days. Try to remain calm, patient and understanding. Your attitude affects you and everyone around you. There might be residual flooding, and roads could be blocked for days or weeks, making damaged areas inaccessible. This could mean you will not be allowed back to your home for days or weeks. Listen to local media for reentry information and do not go into unsafe areas. Drive only if absolutely necessary; do not go sightseeing. If you evacuated out of the area, consider staying away for a few extra days. Before you decide to return, consider the following: Power will be out for an undetermined period of time. This means no air conditioning, no lights, no refrigeration, no water pump. Landline and cellular telephone service will be out or limited. This includes 911 calling. Even if your phone works, use it only for emergencies. Water supplies might be unsafe to drink without boiling or chemical treatment. Treat all water as unsafe until you are notified that it is safe. Sewer lift stations will not work, meaning toilets will not flush and sinks will not drain. They might backup into your home or property. When you do return, some damage may not be readily apparent. Here are some things to keep in mind for your safety: Inspect your home for damage to the water and sewer lines and electrical system. Turn off the main breaker until you are sure the system is safe. Check for natural gas and/or bottled gas leaks. Do not enter or stay in a structure if you smell gas. Be careful when you go outside. Pay attention to where you walk and stand. Avoid downed power lines and standing water. Check above you for low-hanging objects or things that could fall. Beware of wild animals that might be dangerous. Fire ants, bees, wasps, snakes, rodents and others will be seeking high ground. They can create health and safety hazards. Be careful of domestic animals, even ones you know. They might be frightened or injured and more dangerous than you expect. Use your generator only in a wellventilated area, and shut it down during re-fueling. Insurance companies will send disaster assistance teams, as will the state and federal governments. Still, it might be more than a week before those teams get into operation. Take pictures of any damage to your house and its contents for insurance claims. Have all your insurance documents ready, and be patient. Finally, disasters can also attract unscrupulous fortune seekers. Do not sign repair contracts until you have checked out the contractor. Do not pay for any services until the work has been completed. Ask for a valid county contractors license. Is the contractor bonded? Does the price seem fair? Are high-pressure tactics being used? Report anything suspicious to authorities to be checked out.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 A21 Crime does pay When officials in Richmond, Calif., learned in 2009 that 70 percent of the citys murders and firearms assaults were directly linked to 17 people, they decided on a bold program: to pay off those 17 to behave themselves. For a budget of about $1.2 million a year, the program offers individual coaching, health-care coverage and several hundred dollars a month in stipends to former thugs who stick to their life map of personal goals and conflict-resolution training. According to an April report on National Public Radios This American Life, Richmond is no longer among the most dangerous towns in America, with the murder rate in fact having fallen from its all-time yearly high of 62 to 11 last year. Cant possibly be trueOne might believe that a 6th-grader, suspended for a whole year after school officials found a marijuana leaf in his backpack, might be immediately unsuspended if authorities (after three field tests) found the leaf was neither marijuana nor anything else illegal. Not, however, at Bedford Middle School in Roanoke, Va., whose officials said they had acted on gossip that students called the leaf marijuana, and therefore under the state schools look-alikedrug policy, the sixth-grader was just as guilty as if the leaf were real. Formerly a high-achiever student, he has, since last September, suffered panic attacks and is under the care of a pediatric psychiatrist, and his parents filed a federal lawsuit in February. The job of researcher Biologist Regine Gries of Canadas Simon Fraser University devotes every Saturday to letting about 5,000 bedbugs suck blood from her arm part of research by Gries and her biologist-husband Gerhard to develop a pheromonebased trap that can lure the bugs from infested habitats like bedding. (She estimates having been bitten 200,000 times since the research began, according to a May Wired magazine report.) Regine holds each mesh-topped jar of bugs against her arm for about 10 minutes each (which Gerhard cannot do because he is allergic) leading, of course, to hours of itchiness and swelling in the name of progress. The continuing crisisThe three gentle grammar pedants (one an environmental lawyer calling himself Agente Punto Final, i.e., Agent Period) devoted to ridding Quito, Ecuador, of poorly written street graffiti, have been patrolling the capital since November 2014, identifying misplaced commas and other atrocities and making sneaky corrective raids with spray paint. Punto Final told The Washington Post in March that he acts out of moral obligation that punctuation matters, commas matter, accents matter. As police take vandalism seriously in Quito, the three must act stealthily, in hoodies and ski masks, with one always standing lookout. Suspicions confirmedAlmost half of the DNA collected from a broad swath of the New York City subway system matched no known organism, and less than 1 percent was human. Weill Cornell Medical College researchers announced in February that they had identified much DNA by swabbing passenger car and station surfaces, finding abundant matches to beetles and flies (and even traces of inactive anthrax and bubonic plague) but that since so few organisms have been fully DNAsequenced, there was no cause for alarm. The lead researcher fondly compared the bacteria-teeming subway to a rain forest, deserving awe and wonder that there are all these species that so far cause humans relatively little harm. Latest religious messagesIm doing what God wants, Mike Holpin, 56, told British TVs Channel 5 in April. In the Bible, God says go forth and multiply, said the unemployed former carny who claims to have fathered at least 40 children (now aged from 3 to 37) by 20 different women. Holpin has been married three times, and lives with his fiancee Diane and two kids in the Welsh town of Cwm. I (will) never stop, Holpin said. Im as fertile as sin... First things first A 21-year-old man in Hefei, China, collapsed in May after 14 straight days of Internet gaming, yet when paramedics revived him, the man begged them to leave and put him back in front of the screen. ` Then, two weeks later in Nanchang, China, a 24-year-old female gamer took only a minutes-long break at an Internet cafe, at 4 a.m., to head to a rest room and give birth returning with her bloodcovered baby in her arms to resume her place at the mouse pad. (Londons Daily Telegraph, reporting from Beijing in May, estimated that China has 24 million Internet addicts.) NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE
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Florida Opinion Research, an independent public opinion research and polling firm, surveyed 800 Collier County residents during the last week of April using residential and cellular telephone listings. City of Naples residents accounted for 8 percent of that total, with 92 percent representing other parts of the county except for five northern Collier County, Bonita Springs and Immokalee zip codes that were excluded, due to their proximity to Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers. The survey also showed 85 percent thought commercial service would expand the local tourist economy a lot or somewhat, but a total of 52.6 percent would prefer things left as they are or fewer tourists. The survey was part of a commercial air service study launched last fall to determine the feasibility and costs of attracting scheduled commercial service and to measure community support for that effort. We approached the study with open minds, and the survey shows the community is overwhelmingly in favor of the return of commercial airline service, says J im Rideoutte, chair of the NAA commission and the boards commercial air service liaison. The next steps are soliciting feedback from the community and market research to determine what is needed to pursue that service. The NAA has involved community members in the process and will hold stakeholder focus groups to gather additiona input. Mr. Rideoutte heads the Commercial Air Service Development Study Committee, which includes Jack Wert, executive director of Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau; John Cox, president and CEO of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce; Bruce Register, director of business and economic development for Collier County; and Sandi Riedemann, executive director of the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce. Tampa-based Florida Opinion Research designed the questions, collected the data and analyzed the results. Naples Municipal Airport offered scheduled commercial air service beginning in the 1950s. Since 1979, when the airport accommodated a record high of more than 230,000 passengers, service fluctuated. Naples lost passengers when Southwest Florida International Airport opened in 1983, but rebounded within a few years. In 1995, the airport accommodated 175,500 total passengers. Commercial service ended in 2007, however, when Delta Connection and several smaller carriers left the market. Although it has operated as a general aviation airport since then, Naples Municipal Airport complies with the same Federal Aviation Administration standards and safety guidelines as airports with commercial airline service, maintaining the same level of security and adhering to all Transportation Security Administration and FAA directives. The certificated air-carrier airport, it is home to flight schools, air charter operators, car rental agencies and corporate aviation and nonaviation businesses as well as fire/rescue services, mosquito control, the Collier County Sheriffs Aviation Unit and other community services. During the 2013-2014 fiscal year, the airport accommodated 95,120 takeoffs and landings. To learn more or to subscribe to airport updates, visit FlyNaples.com. Florida consumer confidence drops to lowest since December THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA Consumer sentiment among Floridians dropped for the second month in May, falling seven points to 87.6, the lowest reading since December, according to the latest University of Florida consumer survey. The sharp decline is in line with the University of Michigans mid-month reading for the U.S., which also fell by seven points. Four of the five components that make up the index fell in May. Perceptions of personal finances now compared with a year ago rose by less than a point to 86.1, while expectations of personal finances a year from now fell by nearly 10 points to 93.4. Expectations of U.S. economic conditions over the next year fell nearly nine points to 84.3, and long-term expectations of U.S. economic conditions over the next five years fell more than 10 points to 79.7. Perceptions as to whether it is a good time to buy big-ticket items fell 7.7 points to 94.2. We anticipated a slight increase in consumer sentiment rather than a reversal of this magnitude, says Chris McCarty, director of UFs Survey Research Center in the Bureau of Economic and Business Research. Most of the pessimism in May stems from expectations about future conditions, he adds. Perceptions of current finances remained largely unchanged across age and income groups. But younger and lower income respondents see difficult times ahead in their own finances in the next year. Meanwhile, respondents age 60 or older are pessimistic about the future of the U.S. economy. The largest overall decline was in expectations of national economic conditions over the next five years among older respondents; that number plummeted more than 20 points, from 87.0 to 66.6. One theory is that consumers are expecting prices to rise over the next year and are anticipating being worse off because of this, Mr. McCarty says. Some of this is based on concerns over the money that has been created by the Federal Reserve following the Great Recession. The pessimism this month might reflect an attitude among some Florida consumers that prices cannot continue being low. For Floridians, an additional source of unease might be the abrupt ending of the legislative session in Tallahassee, with news of a special session to resolve the state budget. Many people still remember the wide-ranging impacts of the federal government shutdown of 2013. Even if they are not affected by the health-care issues at the heart of the debates, Floridians might feel uncertainty around planned vacations to state parks and other state services, Mr. McCarty says. While these numbers reflect a Florida consumer anticipating financial downturn, most economic indicators are still positive. Florida unemployment declined in April to 5.6 percent, only two-tenths of a percentage point higher than the U.S. rate. All but one employment category information jobs made gains. On the negative side, the states labor force contracted again and is now at a post-recession low of 59.5 percent, the lowest since 1984. Florida must reverse the trend toward lower labor force participation to fully recover from the recession, Mr. McCarty stresses. Housing continues to remain positive, with the median price of an existing single-family home now $195,000, reflecting a $5,000 increase. Closed sales remain at multi-year highs. The typical pattern is for prices to decline in midto late summer, although the potential for a rise in mortgage rates tied to the Federal Reserve could encourage some buyers to be more competitive with pricing before that happens. Prices at the gas pump rose by almost 10 cents in May but are expected to decline again. While there were a few minor declines in the stock market in May, each time it regains those losses and rebounds to record highs, although trading volume has been low. Conducted May 1-24, the UF study reflects the responses of 409 individuals who were reached on cell phones and who represent a demographic cross section of Florida. The index used by UF researchers is benchmarked to 1966, which means a value of 100 represents the same level of confidence for that year. The lowest index possible is a 2, the highest is 150. Read the complete May survey at bebr.ufl.edu/cci. 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I slacked on going back to school, but I did it in 2013, Mr. Estrella says. He credits The Immokalee Foundation, particularly Elda Hernandez, for introducing him to the Immokalee Technical Center (iTECH) and its heavy equipment management program. Today, hes a brand new graduate and already has a job with Vulcan Materials Co. in Fort Myers, where hes been receiving onthe-job training. Mr. Estrella credits the HEM program with putting him in a position to have a brighter tomorrow. Its a huge step toward what I want to do in life and where I want to go, he says. I didnt really see that happening without this course. It opened doors to what I want to do in the future. Mr. Estrella was one of 10 graduates from TIFs career development program to receive diplomas from the HEM program at iTECHs graduation ceremony on May 29. Were all very proud of this years graduates, said Ms. Hernandez, manager of the foundations career development program. They worked very hard Its definitely teamwork with the partnership that we have with iTECH. The HEM instructor, Bob Moore, has really worked wonders. Mr. Estrella says TIF and its programs also have been instrumental in preparing him for post-high school life. Its definitely had one of the larger impacts in my life, he says. The foundation helped guide me to where I am now, entering a career. They helped me pay for the course, and the guidance and wisdom theyve provided have been invaluable. The two-year HEM program provides students with training in heavy equipment operation, production and repair, giving them hands-on experience that prepares them for the workplace. The course content includes practical experience in electronic engine operation, rebuilding diesel engines, hydraulic system testing, heavy equipment fleet maintenance and rebuilding transmissions, along with specialized skills in electronics, such as the use of manufacturers diagnostic tools. Students also are able to receive internships and earn certifications through the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, which certifies automotive repair and service professionals and shops in the United States and parts of Canada. Mr. Estrella has received ASE certification in electrical systems for medium and heavy trucks, as well as a certification in mobile air-conditioning systems from the Mobile Air Conditioning Society. TIF launched the HEM program in the fall of 2010, under the guidance of Don Fites. A former CEO of Caterpillar Inc., Mr. Fites played a key role in developing the publicprivate sector collaboration that raised funds for the programs creation. That partnership included The Caterpillar Foundation, Fites Family Charitable Trust, Kelly Foundation Inc., Kelly Tractor and Collier County Public Schools. The HEM program fulfills vital needs for its graduates and for the heavy equipment industry. Every one of the 41 people weve graduated has been offered jobs, Mr. Fites says. Theres a real shortage of people like this throughout the country and the world. Once they complete the two-year course, which is quite rigorous, they can get a job anywhere in the world. Graduates can earn $50,000 to $75,000 a year, right out of school, because the lack of qualified HEM technicians means overtime is abundant, Mr. Fites says. Its skilled work, with all of the electronics and computers. You have to be very technically competent. Programs such as HEM are important for several reasons, he adds. First of all, its not just the program, its whom the program is aimed at: people who are growing up underprivileged. These kids have very little to look forward to unless somebody is going to give them support and l ove, and thats what The Immokalee Foundation does. The other reason is, the country is in desperate need of people with these types of skills because theres such a shortage of qualified candidates. Mr. Fites and his wife, Joyce Hagen, hosted this years HEM graduation celebration at The Biltmore at Bay Colony in Naples. HEM instructor Moore, who helped develop the program, feels gratified by the success its graduates have enjoyed. Probably the most rewarding thing is seeing one of the guys, as their reward for working very hard over two years, in an excellent, wellpaying job, he says. TIF provides a range of education programs that focus on building pathways to success through college and post-secondary preparation and support, mentoring and tutoring, opportunities for broadening experiences and life skills development leading to economic independence. To learn more about TIF, including how to volunteer as a student mentor, call 4309122 or visit immokaleefoundation.org. COURTESY PHOTOSJulio Estrella, center, with Bob Fites, left, and Bob Moore. Mr. Fites, a former CEO of Caterpillar Inc., helped develop the heavy equipment management program at Immokalee Technical Center. Mr. Moore is an instructor in the HEM program, from which Mr. Estrella recently graduated. This years HEM program graduates celebrate with family, iTECH staff and supporters from The Immokalee Foundation.
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With the economic recession that started in 2007, however, most of those men left the area and the clinic began seeing more middle-aged women who were trying to enter the workforce. Many of them had not received health care since they had been in their childbearing years. There was an influx of middle-aged women who were uneducated, had no work history and who would take any job they could get, she says. The pendulum swung. The clinic started with eight patients its first day and grew to serve 9,401 patients in the 2012-13 fiscal year all without a cent of government funds. The clinic is supported entirely by the community and volunteer hours, most of which are donated by local doctors, nurses and other health-care professionals. Non-medical volunteers staff the office, conduct fundraising, serve as interpreters and couriers and fulfill numerous other duties as well. To qualify for care, patients must prove full-time employment usually in the form of paystubs representing the last 30 days tax returns, photo identification and proof of Medicaid ineligibility. They also must have resided in Collier County for the last 30 days, and their total family income must be at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty line ($24,250 for a family of four). The clinic also asks for a $30 contribution for a patients initial visit and $5-$20 for subsequent visits. Qualified patients can meet with NHC medical staff for a variety of services, including medical assessments, specialist referrals, laboratory testing, surgery, physical therapy and prescription medications (which are provided at no charge from the in-house pharmacy). The volunteer medical staff also provides specialty clinics for gastroenterology, cardiology, dermatology and more. At its nexus, nurses, pharmacists, primary care physicians, subspecialists and the hospital combine their efforts to provide patients affordable, high-quality care, says Dr. John Diaz, a family practice physician who is one of the 700-plus people who donate their time and talent to the clinic. Its a pleasure for me as a physician to lend my expertise to the efforts of other volunteers in making Naples a place where caring is doing. The clinic is working on plans to physically expand after purchasing an adjacent property and, after surveying patients last year, plans to expand services to include vision care and dental care, diabetes management, social services and educational programs. Jon Evans has been an NHC patient since 1999 and considers the clinic an ongoing blessing. When he started having health issues but didnt know what he had, Mr. Evans recalls, Friends told me not to be diagnosed because if I was diagnosed, I would be unable to get health insurance. After filling out the paperwork at NHC, however, he was treated right away. The clinic has been caring for me ever since, he says. CLINICFrom page 1 The Neighborhood Health Clinic>> Where: 121 Goodlette-Frank Road >> Mission statement: To deliver quality health care to low-income, working but uninsured Collier County adults, using a volunteer professional staff in a caring and supportive environment. >> Executive director: Leslie Lascheid >> Medical director: Dr. Michael Tober >> Board president: Dr. George Ferguson >> Major fundraiser: The annual NHC Block Party >> Wish list: The clinic is always in need of alcohol pads, hydrogen peroxide, bandages, cotton balls, antibiotic ointment, cold packs, rubber gloves, printer paper, clipboards, highlighters, paper clips and tape. >> Volunteer opportunities: Medical and dental professionals, intake counselors, lab assistants, clerical staff and couriers are always welcome. >> Phone: 261-6600 >> Email: firstname.lastname@example.org >> Website: neighborhoodhealthclinic.org Northwood Hospitality has begun extensive renovations to Naples Grande Golf Club following the completion of the independently branded Naples Grande Beach Resort in January. The 18-hole, Rees Jones course just minutes from the resort will get a new clubhouse as well as a complete fairway re-grass and tee renovation. Club members and hotel guests can expect to tee off on the newly re-grassed course by September. The new clubhouse is on target to be unveiled in the first quarter of 2016. Naples Grande and Arnold Palmer Golf Management, which oversees dayto-day operation of the course, commissioned Texas-based Parkway Construction & Architecture LP to create the 13,500-square-foot clubhouse that will locker rooms, golf-cart storage and a full-service dining room and bar with a patio that will have sunset views over the adjoining lake. Northwood purchased the property in October 2013 and transitioned the brand from Waldorf Astoria Naples to the Naples Grande Beach Resort. An $18 million renovation completed in January included three new restaurants and a coastal contemporary redesign of all 424 guestrooms and suites as well as the propertys common spaces. LaPlaya Beach Resort & Club has been purchased by Pebblebrook Hotel Trust for $185.5 million from Halstatt and Noble House Hotels & Resorts. The 189-room beachfront property will continue under the management of Noble House Hotels & Resorts. It was named among Travel + Leisure Best Hotels and Worlds Best Hotel for 2015 and was the Conde Nast Traveler No. 2 Resort in Florida for 2014. Halstatt and Noble House purchased the resort in 2000 and invested $54 million in renovations and improvements that included the addition of the Beach Club, which opened in 2002. In 2001, a nearby golf course was affiliated to become the current LaPlaya Golf Club. LaPlaya Golf Club is not part of the resort sale and will remain under the ownership and management of Halstatt and SJ Lockwood & Company. We are proud to have overseen the evolution of such a landmark resort in Naples, and we believe Pebblebrook and Noble House will continue the same high caliber of stewardship with such a remarkable asset, says Katie Sproul, CEO of Halstatt. A member of the Barron Collier family legacy in Southwest Florida, Halstatt manages real estate, private equity and venture investments as well as liquid assets and also oversees Halstatt Real Estate Partners, a family of private equity real estate funds. Noble House Hotels & Resorts is a hotel ownership and management company comprised of 18 properties throughout the United States, including California, Colorado, Florida, Minnesota and Washington State. Pebblebrook Hotel Trust is a publicly traded real estate investment trust organized to acquire and invest primarily in upper upscale, full-service hotels in urban markets in major gateway cities. The company owns or has an ownership interest in hotels in 11 states and the District of Columbia. For the first time ever, Collier and Lee county residents can purchase memberships at the spa at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Members enjoy a 10 percent discount on spa and salon services and retail products; a 10 percent discount on food at the resort; and use of the sauna, steam room, whirlpool, relaxation area, cardio room, weight room and lockers. Yoga classes also are available to members for a small fee. membership is available by the day, week, month, six months, or on an annual basis. The annual membership rate includes a 50-minute massage or facial and one complimentary yoga class. The monthly membership rate for locals is $99. For more information or to schedule a spa appointment, call 659-4304 or visit naplesbeachhotel.com/spa. New clubhouse, course renovations at Naples Grande LaPlaya Beach Resort & Club changes hands for $185.5 millionNaples Beach Hotel offers spa memberships for locals COURTESY PHOTO COURTESY PHOTOJoseph Ursini of Parkway Construction; Michael Brooks, general manager, Naples Grande Golf Club; Jordan Kornberg, vice president, Northwood Investors; Hans Schmitt, general manager and asset manager, Naples Grande Beach Resort and Northwood Hospitality; and Todd Froehle, vice president, Century Golf Partners/ Arnold Palmer Golf Management.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 A27 One-of-A-Kind Treasures, Perfect Accessories, or A Room Full of Exquisite Furniture. We Have It All, And At Greater Savings Than You Thought Possible! UNBELIEVABLE LOOKS... WAREHOUSE PRICES! HOMETOWN SERVICE.LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED! CELEBRATING OUR 13TH YEAR! BESTFURNITURE STORE Churches invite kids for summer fun Vacation Bible School and sports camp for children ages 3 through entering fifth grade takes places at St. Monicas Episcopal Church from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, June 8-12. The week begins with field day races and games and continues Tuesday-Thursday with the campers choice of two sports (basketball, kickball, flag football, soccer or cheerleading) or one non-sports activity (drama, cooking or crafts). Friday will have water sports fun for everyone. Cost is $10 for the week. St. Monicas is at 7070 Immokalee Road. Register by calling 591-4550 or visiting stmonicasnaples.org. Covenant Church of Naples/PCA holds Vacation Bible School for children ages 3 through entering sixth grade Monday through Friday, June 22-26. Sessions are from 8:45 a.m. to noon. The SonSpark Labs curriculum focuses on a week of laboratory adventures and activities including songs, skits, crafts and games. Attendance is free. To sign up or for more information, call 597-3464 or visit covenantnaples.com. Free breakfast, lunch available at select Collier County schoolsFree hot breakfast and lunch for children ages 18 and younger will be served at select Collier County schools starting Monday, June 8, in areas where at least 50 percent of the children qualify for free or reduced-price meals during the school year. The meals are available for all children whether enrolled in a summer school or not. Be sure to call the site to confirm serving times. The following sites will serve meals Monday-Friday, June 8-July 31: Avalon Elementary: Breakfast 9-9:30 a.m.; lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 377-6200. Big Cypress Elementary: Breakfast 7:30-9 a.m.; lunch 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. 3776300. Eden Park Elementary: Breakfast 8:30-9 a.m.; lunch 11:30 a.m. to noon. 377-9200. Immokalee High: Breakfast 7-8:30 a.m.; lunch 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. 377-1800. Immokalee Middle: Breakfast 8-8:30 a.m.; lunch 12:15-12:45 p.m. 377-4200. Lely Elementary: Breakfast 8:30-9 a.m.; lunch 11:30 a.m. to noon. 377-7500. Lely High: Breakfast 7-8 a.m.; lunch 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. 377-2000. Mike Davis Elementary: Breakfast 7:458:30 a.m.; lunch 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 377-9000. Parkside Elementary: Breakfast 7:15-8 a.m.; lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. 377-8900. Pinecrest Elementary: Breakfast 7:30-9 a.m.; lunch 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 377-8000. At Naples Park Elementary, free breakfast and lunch will be served from 7:45-8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday beginning Wednesday, June 10. 377-7700. And at Golden Gate Middle School, breakfast only will be served from 8-9 a.m. Tuesday-Thursday, July 7-30. 377-3800. For more information, call any of the above locations or the nutrition services department at Collier County Public Schools, 377-0280.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA28 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 Robert S. Tomsick, MD, FAAD Bringing over 35 years of Mohs surgery and dermatology experience to Naples & Marco IslandCenter receives funds for medicalassisted treatment of addictionThe Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association is administering funds to provide medication-assisted treatment, specifically Vivitrol, to treat alcoholand opioid-addicted offenders in community-based drug treatment programs. David Lawrence Center is one of the first treatment centers in the area to receive the funds. Vivitrol is a once-monthly, injectable form of naltrexone, which blocks the effects of opioid and alcohol cravings. Studies have showed that compliance increases when patients do not need to make a daily decision to take medicine. In a six-month clinical trial, patients treated with Vivitrol demonstrated statistically significant higher rates of opioid-free urine screens, compared to patients not taking it. Only a few substance abuse recovery programs include medication-assisted treatment such as Vivitrol. David Lawrence Center utilizes MAT in its Crossroads residential program and its outpatient treatment settings to help increase sobriety and reduce relapse. The centers board-certified addictionologist and psychiatrist provide this highly specialized service in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies. Patients in need in many court-ordered treatment programs can get the costly medication and associated medical services for free. For more information, call 354-1428 or visit crossroadsnaples.org. Nows the time to learn to live in the momentDo you find yourself constantly distracted, frazzled and too stressed to enjoy life? Are you squandering the present moment worrying about past events you cannot undo or future events beyond your control? If so, youve got a lot of company. And perhaps you can find some relief in the spiritual teachings of Eckhart Tolle, author of the bestselling The Power of Now. Our Human Destiny, a six-week spiritual intensive facilitated by Naples resident Linda Allen and based on Mr. HEALTHY LIVINGChildren with sleep disorder have trouble sensing breathing problems while awake THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDAResearchers from the University of Florida and the University of Pennsylvania report that children with chronic sleep apnea, who are unable to perceive airway blockages while sleeping, also have trouble sensing breathing problems while awake. This discovery may help scientists find better ways to treat children with this life-threatening problem. This means that information about airway occlusion or blockage takes longer to arrive to the cortex in children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome during wakefulness, compared to children without this condition, says Dr. Ignacio Tapia, a pediatric pulmonologist at The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia. Although by definition, this syndrome occurs during sleep, we now objectively know that children with this condition also have sensory processing deficits during wakefulness. Individuals with sensory processing deficits are unable to sense a change in their body status, which is a function of the brain. Once you have some markers and can see that there is a brain processing difference, you think about possible treatment strategies, co-author Paul Davenport, a distinguished professor of physiological sciences at UFs College of Veterinary Medicine, says. This now becomes the foundation for us to ask: Can we rehabilitate children with obstructed breathing, and will treatment such as medications, for example, be able to be used at some point to improve or even cure obstructive sleep apnea in children? The research made use of a technique Mr. Davenport developed in his UF laboratory in the 1980s to study, among other things, how the brains of asthmatic children process respiratory information. Dr. Tapia became interested in how childrens brains process respiratory information during his pediatric pulmonary fellowship. He read an article Mr. Davenport published in 2000 relating to how the brains of children with life-threatening asthma respond to breathing stimuli. I was blown away by the methods and his findings, Dr. Tapia says. Basically, he and his team found out that some children with life-threatening asthma have blunted responses to respiratory stimuli and that this could explain their lack of symptoms perception. Dr. Tapia subsequently published research using Mr. Davenports techniques to demonstrate that children with the syndrome had blunted responses to airway blockages during sleep. The current study, funded by the American Heart Association, enabled Dr. Tapia to test his hypothesis that this altered perception of symptoms affects children with the syndrome during wakefulness as well. A sensory pathway that goes to the cognitive and emotional centers of the brain is activated during airway obstructions, the researchers explain. If I obstruct your airway, you will feel the effort to breathe immediately because the brain knows the airway has been obstructed, Mr. Davenport says. The scientists also found that after surgical removal of tonsils and adenoids, children with this syndrome improve in their ability to sense airway blockages. Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome is a dangerous condition because it can lead to hypertension and because periods of low oxygen in the brain can result in huge sleep deprivation. Adults with this condition tend not to sleep well at night, which causes other consequences as a result of this disturbed sleep, such as depression. In addition to Dr. Tapia and Mr. Davenport, collaborators in the research included Joseph McDonough, Jingtao Huang and Carole Marcus, all from the Sleep Center at The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylv ania; and Paul Gallagher and Justine Shults of UPenns Clinical and Translational Research Center. DAVENPORT TAPIA SEE MOMENT, A29
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 A29 World Renowned Cataract Surgeon, David C. BrownM.D., F.A.C.S Clearly, the Right Choice13 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS 239.939.3456 www.ecof.com In 1971, David C. Brown, M.D., F.A.C.S, established the origional all-inclusive eye care center to ensure visionary excellence. For over 40 years, Eye Centers of Florida has oered the most experienced and proven procedures for surgery, treatments, and optical care. www.oaktreedentistrynaples.com 90 Cypress Way East #20 Naples FL (Across From Sams Club) 239-596-5771 Insurance Processing Early Morning AppointmentsNCH earns another Best in Region from U.S. News & World ReportNCH is batting five for five when it comes to the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. This year, for the fifth consecutive time, we are ranked Best in Region, and we are 17th among Floridas 300-plus hospitals (up from last years ranking of 22nd). This also marks the first year that U.S. News ranked hospitals in common care. The new Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings cover nearly every hospital in the country and evaluate common surgical procedures and medical conditions that account for millions of hospitalizations a year. We were rated high performing in four of five conditions or procedures. Approximately 10 percent of the hospitals rated in each condition or procedure were high performing, meaning their quality measures were statistically better than the national average. In Florida, NCH was one of only five high performing systems for heart bypass, one of 20 for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, one of 15 for congestive heart failure and one of 18 for total knee replacement. The common care ratings represents the broadest expansion of U.S. News analysis of hospital quality since it began ranking medical centers 25 years ago. The magazine developed the new ratings to help patients easily identify hospitals in their communities that excel in treating common conditions. At health.usnews.com/best-hospitals, patients can look up any U.S. hospital, for free, to see how it rates in three common operations (heart bypass, hip replacement and knee replacement) and in two widespread chronic conditions (congestive heart failure and COPD). A hospital can be rated as high performing, average or below average. The one category NCH was rated as average was hip replacement, due to high readmissions. When we drilled down we found that the data for this metric was from 2010-2012. Today we benchmark favorably with readmission and are in the top decile. The choice of hospital can be lifechanging even for relatively routine surgery, says Ben Harder, chief of health analysis for U.S. News. Hospitals can differ greatly in quality, and excelling in one area doesnt guarantee that a hospital excels in other areas. The good news for patients, he adds, is that the majority of hospitals performed average or better. The good news for NCH patients is that quality has made a real difference here for the last decade. This is what the U.S. News & World Report data corroborate. As we continue to be recognized nationally for clinical and service excellence, we also continue in our mission to help everyone in our community live longer, happier and healthier lives. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. r i h i allenWEISSallen.email@example.com Tolles ancient wisdom, takes place from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, July 16-Aug. 20, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples, 6340 Napa Woods Way. Each session begins with a guided meditation. Ms. Allen has been a student or Mr. Tolle for 13 years and has been practicing meditation for more than 40 years. Registration is required; no walk-ins. Cost is $30 for the series. Send a check made payable to Donna Carty (include your name, phone number and email address) to 1725 Supreme Court, Naples, FL 34110. For more information, call Ms. Carty at 784-7734 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch out with shellfishThe Florida Department of Health in Collier County reminds Floridians to be aware of the potential risks associated with eating raw or undercooked shellfish and exposing open wounds, cuts or scratches on the skin to warm, brackish or salt water. Vibrio vulnificus is a bacterium that normally lives in warm marine waters, where people with open wounds can be exposed to it. The bacterium can also cause disease in those who eat raw shellfish. Ingestion of Vibrio vulnificus can cause vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Vibrio vulnificus can also cause an infection of the skin when open wounds are exposed to warm seawater; these infections may lead to skin breakdown and ulcers. Healthy individuals typically develop a mild disease; however, Vibrio vulnificus infections can be a serious concern for people who have weakened immune systems, particularly those with chronic liver disease. Vibrio vulnificus infections are rare, with an average of 30 people diagnosed with the disease each year in Florida. There have been no cases in Collier County since 2013. Here are some tips for safely handling and eating shellfish: Thoroughly cook all shellfish. For shellfish in the shell, either a) boil until the shells open and continue boiling for five more minutes, or b) steam until the shells open and then continue cooking for nine more minutes. Do not eat shellfish that dont open during cooking. Boil shucked oysters at least three minutes, or fry them in oil at least 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Avoid cross-contamination of cooked seafood and other foods with raw seafood and juices from raw seafood. Eat shellfish promptly after cooking and refrigerate leftovers. Wear protective gloves when handling raw shellfish. For more information, call DOH-Collier at 252-8226 or visit collier.floridahealth.gov. MOMENTFrom page 28
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA30 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 Seeking to put Gods love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. JUNE SALE: Entire store 50% OFFAll month long! 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 c o N n use to hel ca n o n t h e P a r a M Th e B like us on facebook BY KIM CAMPBELL THORNTONUniversal UclickWhen you bring home a new kitten, the experience is likely his first big adventure in life. How you introduce him to his new family, home and veterinarian can set the tone for the rest of his life. The first veterinary visit can be a high hurdle for him, but we have some tips to help things go smoothly and ensure happy repeat visits. Take your time. Unless your kitten has the sniffles or will be meeting other cats in your home, give him a few days to get comfortable. If you have other cats, your new kitten should have a fecal exam, a negative result for the feline leukemia virus and his first set of vaccinations before he comes in contact with them. Carry on. While hes exploring his new room at home you are confining him at first and not giving him the run of the house, right? leave his carrier out. Stash treats and a toy inside it so he will enjoy going into it. Its also a good idea to spritz the inside of the carrier with a comforting pheromone spray about an hour before you leave. That will help your kitten relax during the car ride. Scout out the clinic before you go in. Leave your kitten in his carrier in the car while you sign in with the receptionist. If there are dogs in the lobby, ask the receptionist to call or text you when its time to go into the exam room. Then you can go there straightaway from the car, eliminating any time spent in the lobby with dogs. Comfort first. A towel or soft blanket, also spritzed with pheromone spray, can give your kitten a sense of security. Place it on the exam table so he doesnt have to stand or lie on cold, slick metal. What to bring Have on hand any veterinary records from the kittens breeder or the shelter from which you adopted him. These should indicate vaccinations or deworming treatments the kitten may have had already. A fresh fecal sample, less than 24 hours old, will allow your veterinarian to check for internal parasites commonly seen in kittens, such as roundworms. When you collect the sample, remove it from the litter box as quickly as possible so it doesnt dry out, and store it in the refrigerator in a closed container. The exam. A full physical exam includes taking the temperature with a rectal or ear thermometer; listening to the heart and lungs with a stethoscope; palpating the abdomen; examining the skin and fur for signs of fleas, ringworm (a fungus) or sores; checking ears for the presence of mites; and checking teeth to make sure the kitten has the appropriate number and type of teeth for his age. This assessment will give you and your veterinarian a good picture of the kittens overall health. Ask and tell. You may have questions about your kittens diet, safety, environment or activity level. Write them down beforehand so you dont forget anything. Your veterinarian may have tips on kitten-proofing your home or suggestions about ways to provide exercise and mental stimulation with food puzzles and other toys. This is the time to mention whether your kitten will have access to the outdoors. That information helps the veterinarian determine which vaccines to recommend and how often they are given. Your kittens first veterinary visit can be the start of a beautiful relationship among the three of you, so make it count. One of the most challenging experiences for a kitten is that first visit to the veterinary clinic. PET TALESHappy kitten vet visitSeven tips to make your kittens first exam comfortable for him and informative for you and the veterinarian Pets of the Week>>Crackers is a 7-year-old domestic shorthair. As friendly as he is handsome, hes a homebody who needs a forever family. As a cat over 5 years old, his adoption is free to a quali ed senior citizen and includes a complete care package. >>Maggie, a 1-year-old Labrador retriever mix, is 39 pounds of energy and affection. She knows the basic commands, is good on the leash, loves the water and playing ball. >>Marley is a 2-year-old pit bull who weighs 54 pounds. Hes laid back and very friendly, knows the basic commands and is good on the leash. >>Ziggy, a 5-year-old domestic shorthair, has beautiful yellow eyes and a soft, thick coat. Because of her age, her adoption is free to a quali ed senior citizen. This weeks pets are from Collier County Domestic Animal Services. Adoption fees for cats are $60 and dogs are $85 and include sterilization surgery, vaccinations, pet license, ID microchip and a bag of food. Visit DAS at 7610 Davis Blvd. from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. For more information, call 252-7387 or visit colliergov.net/pets.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 NEWS A31 www.SunshineAce.comDOWNTOWN NAPLES | GOLDEN GATE | BONITA SPRINGS SAN CARLOS | MARCO ISLAND | EAST NAPLES Visit today and let us make sure you get the best paint and advice to get your project done right. $ 7 offAura, Regal Select and Ben. With coupon only. Limit one per customer. In stock merchandise only. Valid only 6/2 6/15 Available at: Our best Benjamin Moore savings of the year!7BENMOORE THE DIVA DIARIESHeres to tequila and the summer of getting back into a size 12As I wait oh, so patiently for curvy to be in, the great weight loss of summer 2015 continues. It seems like each and every year, my favorite magazines and web sites trot out these beautiful plus size (that would be a mere size 12) models and proclaim that its OK not to weigh 98 pounds. And while I want to believe it, no one has informed any of the places where I buy my clothes, because every garment I think is cute is a size 6, max, while everything in my size looks like a tablecloth for a dining room table that seats eight. Honestly, the more I study these allegedly size 12 models in the magazines, the more I realize theyre actually junior size 12 (which is real lady size 8). Seriously, theyre around 20 years old with long, bouncy hair, tans and zero wrinkles or stretch marks. Truly, I think when youre 20 and beautiful, you can pretty much get away with anything especially being curvy. At my age, curvy is called letting oneself go. That said, since early April, Ive lost nearly 25 pounds and have a bit more (OK, a lot more) still to go. I have not ingested a carb in more than two months, and, yes, that includes wine. Luckily, there are substitutes for wine, and they are called vodka and tequila. I once read an interview in Cosmo with Cindy Crawford in which the supermodel stated she never drinks wine and actually sips tequila with her meals. I know that sounds gross, but tape a photo of Cindy Crawford to your fridge, and youll develop a taste for tequila. Living without wine has actually not been horrible. Its bread I miss the most. There is simply no substitute for bread. Do not be fooled by the recipes that say you can make pizza crust out of cauliflower or pasta out of squash. Theyre all lies. There is only one bread. And if youre trying to lose weight, you cannot have any. I dont particularly miss sweets. As much as I love Norman Love and his chocolates, Ive always been one to choose alcohol calories over sugar calories (I do have my priorities). But lately, there have been days when Id happily trade Cindy Crawfords tequila for a nice, salty, crispy Triscuit. But then I find myself pulling on jeans that havent seen the light of day since 2011, and I believe that I could do this tequila-and-meat diet for the rest of my life. Alas, its not just the lack of carbs, however; theres also the working out, for which this lovely warm, humid weather is awesome (ugh). Im walking, Im jogging, Im riding my bike and Im doing one or the other (and sometimes both) every single day. Hear me now, ladies under 40: Once you people turn the magic number, it all changes. I remember back in the day when I wanted to lose 4 pounds (by the way, I hate anyone who says they want to lose pounds), I would just drink Slim Fast for 48 hours and do 12 sit-ups and, ta-da, the weight was magically gone. Nowadays, it takes triple the sweat, only enough food to keep a small cat alive, and a lot more time. And my goal? Size 12, baby. Size 12, here I come. Now if I could just get the long, bouncy hair to go along with it. Ciao for now, my lovelies! Stay tuned for another divalicious diary entry next week stephanieDAVIS email@example.com
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 MONEY & INVESTINGHigher interest rates might be right around the cornerI am thinking of starting a new company and would like your feedback on my business plan if you have a minute. I will ask customers to give me $100 today. In exchange, I will sign a contact promising to pay them $99 a year from now. Not sold on the model? What if I told you that I would create a cartoon talking koala bear as my spokesperson in my commercials. Total genius, right? Now I know many of you are now rolling your eyes, asking yourself what idiot would ever willingly become a customer of my business even though it is proven fact that 30 percent of people will buy anything if asked by a supercute, talking marsupial. Well, take a look in the mirror because you are probably one of them if you have a bank account. Today most bank checking, savings and even CD rates pay an interest rate under 1 percent. Yet the core rate of inflation in the U.S. is around 2 percent. That means you are actually paying your bank to hold your money in real terms. So why are interest rates so low and will they ever go up again? Both shortand long-term interest rates are either directly or indirectly set by the Federal Reserve. So why would the Fed manipulate rates to the ultralow number that it is today? In theory, low rates stimulate an economy when it is struggling. From the borrowing side, it makes money cheaper. For consumers, home and car ownership becomes less expensive. For businesses, longterm projects like opening a new factory or investing in new equipment will have a more positive return in a low interest rate environment. Lending decisions are also affected by a low interest rate environment. People and institutions that have money are often very frustrated in this situation because they feel they are not getting an adequate return on their funds. So in order to get a better rate, they will sometimes take more risk with their money like taking money out of a bank CD and buying a high-yield bond. This can have a positive economic effect by lowering the borrowing costs of higher risk projects. Or they may decide to just spend their money, also benefiting the economy. So if keeping interest rates low is so great for the economy, why would the Fed ever raise rates? Artificially low rates penalize savers. In addition, low rates can create inflation in multiple ways. First, low interest rates often depreciate the value of a countrys currency which makes anything imported into that country cost more. This includes commodities like oil as well as manufactured goods. So low rates make everything from your electric bill to your Honda Accord more expensive. Second, low rates increase personal and corporate spending which drives up prices on everything from Big Macs to jet airplanes and can cause price bubbles in the market that can destroy an economy once they explode. Recent data has also shown that many of the historical benefits of low rates no longer are being realized in todays economy. For example, very few corporations are taking advantage of low rates to invest in plants or equipment, or to hire new employees. Instead, they are using low-rate debt to execute stock buyouts and higher dividend payments. These actions benefit only a small fraction of the economy. In addition, low consumer interest rates have created dramatic housing price increases, making housing less affordable for most which was the opposite intention of a low rate policy. These factors have caused many analysts to speculate that higher interest rates are around the corner. Already, the Fed has stopped its Quantitative Easing program, where it purchased long-term bonds to drive down longterm rates. This action has not had a dramatic effect on rates so far. The next step would be for the Fed to adjust its target Fed Funds Rate. The Fed Funds rate is the rate at which banks lend to each other. This is a banks cost of funds and the rate that every other rate such as LIBOR, Prime Rate, your checking account rate, and your home equity rate is based on. Any adjustment to this rate would have a significant affect on overall interest rates. If we are looking at higher rates in the near future, what actions would I recommend? First, lighten up on fixed income investments such as corporate bonds or even bond-like investments like REITs or utility stocks. These will all underperform. Next, I would not lock into a long-term CD even if it pays a little more than a one or two year CD. If you have a floating home equity or business loan, it may be a good idea to explore paying off that debt with a fixed rate mortgage. Finally, stocks typically perform well in a rising rate environment, especially bank stocks that can charge higher interest rates as overall rates rise. But I would be cautious of U.S.-based companies that sell a lot of product overseas as higher rates could translate into a strong U.S. dollar, which would make their product less affordable outside of the U.S. Unless, of course, they have a super-cute talking cartoon kangaroo as their spokesperson. You just cant resist. Eric Bretan, the co-owner of Ricks Estate & Jewelry Buyers in Punta Gorda a buyer and seller of estate jewelry and diamonds. He was a senior derivatives marketer and investment banker for more than 15 years at several global banks. 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Awards & Recognition NCH Healthcare System has earned an A rating for hospital safety from the Leapfrog Group for its performance in protecting patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections within the hospital. BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company has earned the Presidents Award from Safeco Insurance for outstanding performance. To be considered for the Presidents Award, agencies must be members of the elite Safeco Premier Partner Program, which provides qualified agencies with access to special programs designed to help them provide superior service to their customers. Only 200 Presidents Awards were given this year across the country to top-performing independent insurance agencies that sell Safeco Insurance personal lines products. John Pollock president of BB&T Insurance Services Florida region, has been named to The Florida Council of 100, an organization of business, civic and academic leaders who represent more than 100 companies and more than 600,000 employees. A forum of strategic thinkers and leaders, they advocate for public policy that ensures Floridas success and enhances the quality of life and economic well being of all Floridians. Council members have achieved a high degree of success and recognition in their business or profession; have demonstrated involvement in Florida public policy issues; and possess the personal qualities of character, personality and leadership ability. Mr. Pollock oversees 300 employees at 13 BB&T Insurance Services locations throughout the state. Engineering Jeremy Arnold and Trent Stephenson have been promoted to vice presidents of Waldrop Engineering, P.A. Mr. Arnold joined the firm in 2011 and has served as director of engineering in the Bonita Springs office since 2013. Mr. Stephenson joined the company in 2010 as director of operations in the Tampa office.Alexis Crespo has been promoted to director of planning at Waldrop Engineering, P.A. Ms. Crespo joined the Bonita Springs main office in 2011 as principal planner and has assisted in the expansion of services in the planning and landscape architecture department. Health Care Dr. William Bentz, a family physician, has joined the Health Care Network of Southwest Florida. He is a graduate of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Jan Barrios has joined Millennium Physician Group in Naples. Board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology, Dr. Barrios completed his internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at the University of South Florida in Tampa and has been treating patients in Southwest Florida for more than 10 years. He earned his bachelors degree and medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan. He is a professional member of the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. New officers and board members installed for the Collier County Medical Society for 2015-16 are: Dr. Eric Hocman, president; Dr. Rafael Haciski, vice president; Dr. Catherine Kowal, treasurer; Dr. Cesar De Leon, secretary; Dr. Paul Dorio, officer/director at large; and Dr. Eric Eskioglu and Dr. David Wilkinson, directors at large. Home Watching Private Eyes Home Watch has become an affiliate of Your Home Watch Professionals. Owners Jim and Paula Melberg opened their business in November 2014 to serve seasonal residents in Bonita Springs, Estero and Fort Myers. The professional affiliate designation requires business owners to complete the Your Home Watch Professionals training program, be insured and bonded, pass background checks and take part in continuous training. Retail Sean Carroll has been named director of marketing and business development at Coconut Point, a Simon property. He is responsible for staff supervision of customer service, sponsorships and business development, budgeting and monthly marketing analysis, along with maintaining community, tenant and public relations. Mr. Carroll began his Simon career as the marketing administrative assistant at Coconut Point in 2011. Most recently, he was director of marketing and business development at Treasure Coast Square in Jensen Beach. He also served as assistant director of marketing and business development for Town Center at Boca Raton. He earned a bachelors degree in marketing from Florida Gulf Coast University. Wealth Management Noelle Matthews has joined Andrew Hill Investment Advisors Inc. as investment management associate responsible for supporting client relations, marketing and event management. Ms. Matthews most recently worked as office manager at Naples Equestrian Challenge and before that was a legal assistant at a local law firm. Originally from Chicago, she earned a bachelors degree in marketing communications at Columbia College and is working on obtaining her series 65 securities license. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 B3 POLLOCK PAULA MELBERG CARROLL MATTHEWS JIM MELBERG BARRIOS ON THE MOVE
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We couldnt just close 41, so we had to do it while people continued to drive overhead, he explains. First, the contractor had to order a 101-inch (8 feet, 5 inches) drill bit from Japan and have it shipped to the U.S. We never had a problem. Nobody knew we were doing it, Mr. Barnes adds that is, until the day a crane fell on a power line and the road had to be closed for a few hours. But that was above ground and quickly repaired. Not only are planners, designers and builders facing significantly changing demographics there are now roughly 1.2 million residents of the three counties, and Lee County, now approaching 700,000 by itself, will likely include a population of more than 1 million before 2040, demographers say but citizens have much higher standards. In particular, designated bicycle and pedestrian lanes are now de rigueur on new construction, and road designers are also trying to retrofit them to old roads where those designs were absent. There is particular urgency in Southwest Florida since the region has one of the highest rates of bicyclist and pedestrian injuries and mortalities in the United States. A significant portion of the blame for that horror story lies with once-upon-a-time planning that took no thought for people walking or pedaling in significant numbers, or any numbers. Thats changed, or at least its changing, thanks in part to vocal and energetic grass-roots citizens groups in all three counties that continue to insist on improvements. Almost every (road project) has pedestrian and bicycle facilities now, says Jay Ahmad, director of Colliers transportation engineering division. Certain projects done over 10 years ago dont have them, but its becoming a standard. In addition weve (retrofitted) pathways along certain arterials. Collier Boulevard, for example, will have a dedicated 8to 12-foot pathway in addition to the road projects were doing there. The goal is to reduce (high mortality or injury among bicyclists and pedestrians). Still, some segments remain unfunded. And when money appears tight, dedicated bike and pedestrian pathways might be the first to go. In Lee County, commissioners may take transportation money from the general fund provided by taxpayers, to pay for some road projects. Theyll discuss the proposal during budget workshops on June 16 and Aug. 18. Although the summer workshops allow no public comment, two formal, final public hearings on the budget do one on Sept. 9 and the second on Sept. 23. The organization BikeWalkLee offered three suggestions for how transportation funds should be spent: If the board plans to use some of next years general funds budget for transportation, a significant portion of these funds should be dedicated to bike-ped retrofit projects and transit funding, members wrote to commissioners. All road projects in the Capital Improvement Plan should be designed with a complete streets approach to improve the safety for all road users. And finally, We recommend that you act now to restore impact fees to 100 percent. The need to use general fund money for some transportation work arises after commissioners reduced impact fees traditionally paid for by developers for growth.Upcoming county projects Collier County (colliergov.net/ index.aspx?page=122 or 252-8192) Improvements on U.S. 41 and the 941 intersection. Also restoration and improvements on 951 (Collier Boulevard) from U.S. 41 to Fiddlers Creek. Collier Boulevard from south of Green Boulevard, north to Golden Gate Boulevard. This is a major capacity improvement project, taking it to six lanes. Completion: 2018/19. Golden Gate from east of Wilson Boulevard to 20th Street, about two miles, going from existing lanes to a four-lane boulevard with a median and turning lanes at intersections. In the planning stages of the fiveyear work plan The continuation of widening from 20th east for another two miles to east of Everglades Boulevard. In future years, planned for continuance to DeSoto Boulevard. Charlotte County (charlottecountyfl.com/publicworks/Engineering/ transportation or (941) 575-3612) Burnt Store Road from the Lee County line to north Zimmel Road Expansion to four lanes by the end 2015. Edgewater Drive between Harbor Boulevard and Midway Boulevard, becoming four lanes by 2017/18. Midway Boulevard from Harbor Boulevard to Kings Highway, widening to four lanes. Construction starts by or before July with completion by 2017. Gasparilla Road or CR 771 from SR 776 (McCall) to Rotonda Boulevard East Expansion to four lanes by mid-2017. Winchester Boulevard, from SR 776 south to 775 or Placida Road, a new fourlane road on a new alignment ribbon cutting to begin the job, June 15, to complete a four-lane corridor from Rotonda north to River Road and on up to I-75. Lee County (leegov.com/dot or 533-8580) Burnt Store Road, connecting with four lanes from SR 78 (Pine Island Road) north to Charlotte County, and from Van Buren to Diplomat Parkway. Completion by 2020. Estero Boulevard on Fort Myers Beach, a six-phase project. First-phase from Crescent Street near the bridge to Lovers Lane, about a mile, with the town of Fort Myers Beach improving the water and sewer lines down the middle. No additional lanes included, but with pedestrian and bike facilities in the form of either 7-foot sidewalks with a 2-foot planting strip, or 9-foot sidewalks (except in Times Square where space is too tight to put sidewalks, officials say). Completion dates for the entire six-phase project may take a decade. Homestead Road in Lehigh Acres, expansion to four lanes from Alabama Road to Sunrise Boulevard, about 2.5 mile. Construction begins in 2016 with completion in 2017/18. Includes both bike lanes and sidewalks. Alico Road from Ben Hill Griffin Parkway to Airport Haul Road to become four lanes by 2020.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 B5 Florida construction jobs drop in April, but up for the year ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICAConstruction firms added jobs in 40 states and the District of Columbia between April 2014 and April 2015 and in 30 states and D.C. between March and April, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials say that even as construction employment continues to expand, workforce shortages and infrastructure funding challenges threaten future growth. The latest data show that construction is growing across most of the country, but the gains remain uneven by month and state, says Ken Simonson, the associations chief economist. Although construction employment grew faster than overall employment in most states in the latest 12 months, he adds, the industry faces two challenges: a lack of experienced workers in many locations and a risk that funding for highway and transit projects will lapse in the next few months. California added more new construction jobs (42,600 jobs, up 6.4 percent) between April 2014 and April 2015 than any other state. Other states adding a high number of new construction jobs for the past 12 months included Florida (32,200 jobs, 8.2 percent), Texas (25,300 jobs, 3.9 percent), Washington (18,700 jobs, 12.0 percent) and Michigan (14,800 jobs, 10.6 percent). Idaho (12.4 percent, 4,400 jobs) added the highest percentage of new construction jobs during the past year, followed by Washington, Michigan and New Jersey (9.9 percent, 13,900 jobs). Seven states shed construction jobs during the past 12 months, while construction employment was unchanged in three states. West Virginia (-4,400 jobs, -13.1 percent) lost the highest total and percent of construction jobs. Eighteen states lost construction jobs during the past month, while construction employment was unchanged in Arizona and Utah. Texas (-5,400 jobs, -0.8 percent) lost the most construction jobs between March and April. Other states experiencing large monthly declines in total construction employment included New York (-3,200 jobs, -0.9 percent), Florida (-2,300 jobs, -0.5 percent) and West Virginia (-1,600 jobs, -5.2 percent). West Virginia lost the highest percent of construction jobs, followed by Vermont (-4.6 percent, -700 jobs), Hawaii (-2.8 percent, -900 jobs) and Rhode Island (-2.5 percent, -400 jobs).Mr. Simonson observes that construction employment fell so far and for so long in most states that many veteran workers have left the industry for other sectors or have retired. While overall employment has been at record levels for more than a year, only five states have exceeded prerecession highs for construction employment: Iowa, Louisiana, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota.Contractors are struggling to find workers with the right skills in states that had really deep losses in construction employment, such as Nevada, where employment remains 51 percent below the peak set in June 2006, Mr. Simonson says. Deadline nears for award nominationsOpportunity Naples, in coordination with the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, is accepting nominations for the 2015 Excellence in Industry awards. Opportunity Naples showcases the best of the best businesses in Collier County that exemplify the use of innovation and a responsible approach to economic diversification, and business and community enhancement. This years Excellence in Industry awards categories are: Business Expansion: An award presented to a company that expanded in 2014 through investing capital and creating jobs in Collier County. The winner in this category will have demonstrated growth in terms of sales, staff, services, products, markets and market share. Company to Watch: This is presented to a business with the potential to make a positive impact on Collier Countys economic future. Applicants will have demonstrated significant growth trends since opening and will exhibit excellence in the areas of management, marketing, customer service and integrity. The recipient of this award sets the standard for entrepreneurship and creativity. The recipient must be a new business that has been in operation more than a year but less than five years. Heart of the Community: An award presented to a nonprofit organization that exemplifies superior service to the local community. The recipient will have distinguished itself from others by enhancing the community through financial, volunteer and active involvement in organizations and programs that assist in the creation of a better quality of life for all citizens in Collier County. Pillar Award: This honor is given to a company that has been in business in Collier County for a minimum of 20 years and has taken an active role in making Collier County the best place to live and do business. Young Professional of the Year: This award is given to a young professional between the ages of 21 and 40 who has demonstrated leadership and a passion for making a difference in the community. Nominations are due by June 12. The awards will be presented the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Hilton Naples. For more information or to make a nomination, contact Kristi Bartlett by calling 403-2914 or emailing Kristi@napleschamber.org. Save the date for Telling the StoryNonprofit organizations in Collier County are encouraged to mark their calendars for Telling the Story, the sixth annual Thinking Outside the Box seminar presented by Sue Huff of E. Sue Huff & Associates and real estate professional Kelly Capolino. This years free session is set for 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 14, in the community room at the Naples Daily News. Five speakers will discuss various aspects of telling a story in ways that make powerful impact. Save the date for now and watch for information and registration details coming soon.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 BUSINESS MEETINGS A Job Search Support Group meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit napleschamber.org. Consultants from the Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University are available at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, 2390 Tamiami Trail N., every Thursday. To make an appointment for a free session, call Suzanne Specht at 745-3704. The Florida Gulf Coast Real Estate Investors Alliance meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at the Bonita Springs Elks Lodge, 3231 Coconut Road. The next meeting is June 9. Call (941) 257-3577 or visit fgreia. com for more information. The Above Board Chamber meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, June 8, at the Hilton Naples. For more information, call Jeanne Sweeney at 9107426 or visit aboveboardchamber.com. Wake Up Naples for members and guests of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 7-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, at the Hilton Naples. Guest speaker Randall Kenneth Jones will discuss the importance of branding. Sign up at napleschamber.org/events. Business After Hours for members and guests of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11, at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Estero. $15 in advance, $20 at the door for members, $40 for non-members. Call 992-2943 or visit bonitaspringschamber.com/events. Business After Five for members and guests of the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, at the Classics at Lely Resort. Call 394-7549 or visit marcoislandchamber.org. Business After Five for members and guests of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5:307 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at Silverspot Cinema in Mercato. The evenings sponsor is Mercato Madison Marquette. The July Business After Five takes place Thursday, July 16, at the chamber Visitor Information Center, 900 Fifth Ave. S. Sign up at napleschamber.org/events. The third program in the summer Power Networking Lunch Series presented by the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, at Artichoke & Company in Bonita Springs. The public is welcome. Guest speaker Tony Solgard, president of Bookkeepers Plus, will discuss how to use your business financial statements as a tool to help you work smarter, not harder. Mr. Solgards accounting firm specializes in QuickBooks training, bookkeeping services and financial management counsel for businesses and nonprofits. He has been ranked by Intuit as one of the top QuickBooks consultants in Southwest Florida. Tickets are $35 for chamber members, $45 for others. Reservations are required by June 22. Call 992-2943 or visit bonitaspringschamber.com. 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On income inequality: Buffett is sympathetic, but sees a major minimum-wage hike as economically dangerous. To help the poor, he recommends significantly increasing the Earned Income Tax Credit. On energy: Its expected that 58 percent of Berkshire Hathaways energy will come from wind by the end of 2016. The company has committed more than $18 billion to renewable energy. Munger sees renewable energy as a huge benefit to humanity. On corporate taxes: Buffett views the current tax code as too complicated and in need of an overhaul, and is optimistic that Congress might improve it. He would not agree that corporate taxes are too high, though, noting that they have been far higher in the past, when America prospered. When it comes to taxes, I dont shed any tears for American business. On how to get others to like you: To a young questioner, Buffett suggested looking at the people around you and seeing whom you like and dislike. Figure out the characteristics of those you like and develop them in yourself, and what you dont like in others, get rid of in yourself. On being rational: Munger opined that being rational is a moral imperative. You should never be stupider than you need to be.Theres much more to learn about money, investing and life from Buffett. Read his annual letters to shareholders at berkshirehathaway.com. Roger Lowensteins book, Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist (Random House, $19) is an excellent read, too. Out of EnergyI bought 1,000 shares of Americas Energy Company for about $5 per share. I would have fared far better, in terms of personal satisfaction anyway, if I had given that $5,000 to the people living on the streets of Seattle! Today that stock is worth nothing. N.B., SeattleThe Fool Responds: Weve long urged investors to avoid penny stocks those trading for less than about $5 per share. Americas Energy at the time seems to have been a borderline penny stock. A close look at its financial records might have tipped the scales firmly into pennystock territory, if you found little in the way of revenue and earnings growth. Many penny stocks are companies with more story than actual business results. Easily manipulated because theyre so small with relatively few shares, theyre often pumped and dumped by fraudsters who have hyped them. Heres what someone was saying about the company online in 2010. Learn to spot and disregard language like this, promising all-but-guaranteed massive profits: Americas Energy Company projects its revenues will soar to $4.3 million a month this is sufficient to propel shares (to) triple what you can get in for now. Should Americas Energy Company close (a possible) deal, it will instantly move to the top tiers of U.S. coal companies. ... All totaled, that puts the prospective value of Americas Energy Company coal resources at $703.75 per share. A River of RevenueShares of Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) almost always seem overvalued, but those waiting for a big pullback often end up just watching the stock keep rising. Indeed, the company, raking in more than $90 billion annually, recently sported a market valuation of about $200 billion. The companys latest earnings report offers a lot for investors to like. Its $5 billion Amazon Web Services cloud computing business, for example, saw revenue surging 49 percent year over year in the last quarter. Its business model of generating billions in sales without having to staff and maintain costly brick-andmortar stores is powerful. Some may get nervous that Amazons bottom line has been in the red for most of the past decade, but thats largely due to the company choosing to invest heavily in its future. Its copious innovations include multi-featured Prime memberships, Dash one-button ordering, possible drone delivery, one-hour delivery in some cities, its Fire TV Stick, and its voice-activated personal assistant and music player, Echo. Its planning to enter the travel-booking and service-provider recommendation businesses, too. Investors will benefit far more by taking a position in Amazons multi-decade expansion than worrying about its possible stock price a year from now. Its already a major player in many businesses and can expand into many more, grabbing market share and driving future profits. (The Motley Fool has recommended and owns Amazon.com.) I trace my roots back to 1957 and the construction of the Brookhaven Country Club in Dallas. In 1966, I opened The Lancers Club, my first business club, providing first-class food and service to members and their families and business associates. 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ATTENTION BOATERS Furnished 5 Bedroom Custom Built Home Pool/Spa and Boat Dock on Water's Edge $2,595,000 MLS 214054239 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 VANDERBILT WATERFRONT HOME ST. RAPHAEL Private Pool Highrise Amenities $1,395,000 MLS 215008601 Steve Suddeth & Jenn Nicolai 239.784.0693 PELICAN BAY NAPLES 5 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 3 Car Garage Huge Screened Lanai with Pool 775,000 MLS 215013690 Doug Haughey 239.961.1561 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES FIRANO AT NAPLES Tosara Model Perfect 4 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths, Pool & Lanai $549,900 MLS 215002843 Roger Stening/The Fischer Group 239.770.4707 NAPLES POOL HOME BONITA SPRINGS 2nd Floor Condo with Private Elevator 3BR + Den, 3 Full Baths, Lake View $385,000 MLS 215023944 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 SPANISH WELLS BONITA SPRINGS Coach Home with Garage, Built in 2006 Low Density Gated Community w/ Canoe Launch $246,000 MLS 215020370 Vahle Team 239.450.7805 SERRANO NAPLES 5 BR, 4.5 BA, 4,655 Sq. Ft. Under AC Minutes to Beach, Shopping & Downtown Naples $2,450,000 MLS 214051295 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 MOORINGS CREEKSIDE 3BR + Den, 4 Full Baths on Quiet Cul-de-sac Solar Heated Pool/Spa,Outdoor Kitchen $1,350,000 MLS 214059142 Linda Ramsey 239.405.3054 BONITA BAY ATTENTION HORSE LOVERS 3 Fenced Pastures, 6 Stall Barn, Riding Arena Completely Remodeled Ranch Home, 5BR/4BA $749,900 MLS 214054247 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES BONITA SPRINGS 4 BR, 4 BA on Quiet Cul-De-Sac Heated Pool & Spa, Sunrise Views Over Golf Course $549,000 MLS 215023033 The Bordner Team 239.989.8829 PALMIRA GOLF & CC LAKESIDE 3 BR, 3 BA, 2-Car Garage, End Unit 2nd Floor SW Long Lake View $372,500 MLS 215018400 Sandy Kass, The Fagan Team 239.292.4044 BONITA BAY CHESAPEAKE COVE Spacious 1st Floor Carriage, 2 BR +Den, 2 BA Private Preserve & Cul-de-Sac Setting $243,900 MLS 215021374 Deb Adams-Bateman 239.273.4824 HAWTHORNE IBIS COVE Must See 3 BR +Den, 3.5 BA Pool Home Wraparound Lake Views with Southern Exposure $2,149,000 MLS 215018066 Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 BONITA BAY FORT MYERS Organic Farm Tree and Plan Nursery on 5.15 Acres Main Home w/Heated Pool, Additional Historic Cottage and Barn $1,195,000 MLS 215007309 Roger Stening,The Fischer Group 239.770.4707 OWN A PIECE OF PARADISE NAPLES Estate Home with Pool 3 Bedrooms Plus a Den 659,900 MLS 215025252 Debbie Dekevich 239.877.4194 WILSHIRE LAKES FORT MYERS BEACH Quiet, End of Street, 3 Minute Walk To Beach 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Stilt Home $539,900 MLS 214057889 Michael May 239.989.6357 ESTERO ISLAND STILT HOME PLANTATION Newly Renovated Open Floor Plan $369,000 MLS 215018000 Kurt Petersen 239.777.0408 PLANTATIONS NAPLES Less Than 4 Miles From Downtown Naples Canal-front Home on Double-Lot $200,000 MLS 215011018 Loretta Young's Team Lavita 239.784.1984 NEW PRICE SUNSET HOMES RIVERWALK Completely & Tastefully Remodeled Lake View from All New Pool & Lanai $1,849,000 MLS 215023931 Linda Ramsey 239.405.3054 BONITA BAY NAPLES 3 Bedrooms + Den, 3.5 Baths, 2 Car Garage Private Pool & Spa $995,000 MLS 214062784 The Taranto Team 239.572.0066 LUSSO VILLA BONITA SPRINGS 4 BR+, 3 BA, 2-car Attached Garage Fantastic Architectural Features $655,000 MLS 215017868 Zach Fischer, The Fischer Group 239.777.7500 SPANISH WELLS BONITA SPRINGS Charming 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Pool & Spa Extensively Updated $499,990 MLS 215019667 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 SPANISH WELLS HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom with Attached Garage Tons of Natural Light and Lake Views $340,000 MLS 214063279 Doug Haughey 239.961.1561 BRIDGEWATER BAY BEING SOLD TURNKEY Top Floor 2BR, 2BA Condo 9.5 Ceilings, Crown Molding $173,900 MLS 215019092 Michael May 239.949.0000 NEW PRICE LOVELY CONDO AT BLUE HERON
Naples-based DeAngelis Diamond has promoted Robert Lewis, executive project manager, and Scott Currens, director of pre-construction, to division managers of the Birmingham, Ala., and Sarasota offices. Joanna Carignan has joined Weichert, Realtors On the Gulf as an agent to assist buyers and sellers in Estero, Bonita Springs and Naples. Ms. Carignan is a member of the Naples Area Board of Realtors. She previously worked in the gaming industry. Robert Silhavey has joined the Fort Myers office of Weichert, Realtors on the Gulf. A member of the Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach, Mr. Silhavey holds an MBA and previously worked with Hewlett Packard. CRE Consultants and the team of Randall Mercer, Brandon Stoneburner and Nicole Gray have been retained as the exclusive leasing agents for Walden Center I & II in Bonita Springs. The Class A buildings have space for corporate headquarters, professional offices and other businesses.Steelbridge Capital introduces The Offices at Pelican Bay, formerly Pelican Bay Executive Center, at 5801-5811 Pelican Bay Blvd. The complex features two, six-story class A office buildings totaling 171,926 square feet of rentable office space and a three-level parking garage. There is a caf and a conference on site. The 12 spaces available for lease range from 1,200 to 12,637 square feet. Current tenant partners include Hahn Loeser, Wells Fargo, NewsBank, Marsh USA and Baird & Co. Under the new ownership, capital improvements to the building interiors and exteriors are underway. The Offices at Pelican Bay are managed and leased by CRE Consultants.CC Devco, Del Web Naples and Pulte Homes will host special events at their sales centers and in 17 model homes in Ave Maria from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 13. The merchants of Ave Maria Town Center will hold a sidewalk sale throughout the day. CC Devco builds in Maple Ridge, and Pulte Homes builds in Hampton Village and Emerson Park. Del Webb Naples is Ave Marias active adult community. The main entrance to Ave Maria is Oil Well Road just west of Camp Keais Road in eastern Collier County. From I-75, take Exit 11 east and follow the signs. For more information, call 3523903 or visit avemaria.com. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 Richard DrosteREALTOR239email@example.comJacki Strategos GRI, CREN, SRES, e-Pro 239-370-1222JStrategos@att.net Marco Island & Southwest Florida Real Estate SpecialistsVisit www.JackiStrategos.com Today! Sierra Grande $225,000End unit w/lovely view. 3 BR/2 BA. Modern complex built in 2007. Amenities +++. PRIVATE GARAGE8088 Lely Island Circle $769,000Spacious home with one of the best views in Lely. 3 BR/3 BA. Open oor plan SUPER LARGE LANAI Seaview $364,900Located across from beach w/easy access. Updated 2 BR/2 BA second oor unit. Extra Storage. SOUTH END 8865 Lely Island Circle $739,000Must see too many updates to mention. 3 BR/3 BA + den. Great lanai, lake view. Great Curb Appeal. NO MANDATORY FEES REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERSBill Price, Jim Hamilton James Nulf, Matt Price and Joe Schulz have joined forces to form Seagate Development Group, a full-service residential and commercial real estate development and construction company. With offices in Westlinks, the new Fort Myers-based company serves Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. Seagate has begun construction of Windward Isle, a 28-home enclave in North Naples, as well as the first of its two estate homes in Quail West, where Seagate is a preferred builder. Through its affiliate, SW Management and Realty, Seagate has secured the property management and leasing responsibilities for more than 1 million square feet of commercial space in Fort Myers and will remain active in the tenant improvement projects for these properties. CARIGNAN SILHAVEY Naples | $429,900 INDIGO LAKES Naples | $469,900 TIBURON CASTILLO TOGETHER WE ARE DEDICATED TO PROVIDING OUR PERSONALIZED CONCIERGE SERVICE TO OUR BUYERS AND SELLERS. EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS GORDIE LAZICH & MARK MARAN Naples | $529,000 THE STRAND TROPHY CLUB Each o ce is independently owned and operated. GORDIE LAZICH239.777.2033 firstname.lastname@example.org MARK MARAN239.777.3301 email@example.com PENDING REDUCED Sabal Lake is a wonderful quaint community with a neighborhood pool and tennis courts. 2 bedroom + den, 2 bathroom home. High volume vaulted ceilings; spacious kitchen overlooks large great room. $259,900 Of ce: 239-261-2244 | Cell: 239-572-8643 | TA1019@aol.comTracey Albert 222 SABAL LAKE DR 58 REPUBLIC DRSALE PENDING! Lovely home, great location! Large diagonal tile in all living areas. Inside of home has been freshly painted. The kitchen was just remodeled within the past few years. Fully fenced backyard. Lot backs up to a lake with small wooden dock. $275,000 THE PARLANTE GROUPHAMILTON, NULF, B. PRICE, SCHULZ, M. PRICE
Sothebys 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 multiple listing services, and may include approximations. All information is deemed accurate.For professional market knowledge, exemplary service and a condential consultation, contact me today. BERKSHIRE LAKES | 6632 MERRYPORT LANE | $396,000 VANDERBILT BEACH | 11030 GULF SHORE DRIVE #201 | $699,000 JON PETER VOLLMER, PABroker Associate firstname.lastname@example.org jonvollmer.premiersothebysrealty.com JON PETER VOLLMER, PA 239.250.9414 COMPLETED SALES 2015 PALM RIVER | 174 OLD TAMIAMI TRAIL | $386,000 MARCO ISLAND | $495,000 1810 DADE COURT CAPE CORAL | $329,000 5318 COLONADE COURTMOORINGS 3400 GULF SHORE BLVD. PALM VIEW 813 PALM VIEW DR. ISLAND WALK 3924 VALENTIA WAY PELICAN PRESERVE 10624 CARENA CIR. VERONA WALK 8124 XENA LN. 7303 CARDUCCI CT. HERITAGE BAY 10317 HERITAGE BAY BLVD. INDIGO LAKES 14794 FRIPP ISLAND CT. SATURNIA LAKES 1852 SENEGAL DATE DR. VANDERBILT BEACH 5 BLUEHILL AVE. POSITANO PLACE 12960 POSITANO CIR. 12936 VIOLINO LN. HIGH POINT 37 HIGH POINT CIR. 9 HIGH POINT CIR. FEATURED RESALE LISTINGS ANGELA BAVETTA REALTOR Resale Specialist KIM SHORE REALTORResale SpecialistCall the Resale Team today at (239) 425-2340 for exceptional full-time service. 10160 Miromar Lakes Boulevard, Miromar Lakes, Florida 33913 *National Association of Home Builders GOLD AWARD Winner for Community of the Year, p p 06030415-1485 VERONA LAGO10121 Verona Lakes Lane3 BR/3 BA + DEN $1,610,000Lakefront Estate Home with Private Dock VIVALDI 10821 Vivaldi Court, #19023 BR/3 BA + DEN $750,000Waterfront Condominium NAVONA17467 Via Navona Way3 BR/3 BA + DEN $1,250,000Furnished Model Home BELLINI 10671 Via Milano Drive, #19012 BR/2 BA + DEN $705,000Waterfront Residence SOLD MONTELAGO18081 Montelago Court4 BR/4 BA + DEN $869,000Private Pool & Cabana MONTEBELLO10722 Mirasol Drive, #5033 BR/3 BA + DEN $850,000 Coach Home BELLAVISTA 10101 Bellavista Circle, #8022 BR/2 BA + DEN $479,000Luxury Coach Home BELLAVISTA 10240 Bellavista Circle, #15033 BR/3 BA $429,000Luxury Coach Home VIVALDI 10801 Vivaldi Court, #1703 3 BR/3 BA $885,000Waterfront Condominium VIVALDI 10700 Vivaldi Court, #6013 BR/2 BA $599,900Waterfront CondominiumTHE #1 COMMUNITY IN THE UNITED STATES*ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATION OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, M AKE REFERENCE TO THIS ADVERTISEMENT AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. This is not intended to be an offering or solicitation of sale in any jurisdiction where the development is not registered in accordance with applicable la w or where such offering or solicitation would otherwise be prohibited by law. Prices, plans, artists renderings, photos, land uses, dimensions, specications, improvements, materials, amenities and availability are subject to change without notice. Copyright 2015, Miromar Development Corporation. Miromar Lakes is a registered service mark of Miromar Development Corporation. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, JUNE 7 1-4 P.M. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, JUNE 7 1-4 P.M. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, JUNE 7 1-4 P.M. SALE PENDING JACKIE MAYBerkshire Hathaway Home ServicesPort Royal Specialist NEW French Country waterfront estate $22,900,000OPEN EVERYDAY from 1 to 7 p.m. 2009 waterfront estate with beach access $20,000,0001 lot waterfront estate with guesthouse $8,900,000Open Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Immaculate waterfront home with guesthouse PRICE REDUCED $5,850,000Open Daily from 1 to 6 p.m. Largest 5-way panoramic, 120-foot waterfront view in Port Royal; situated on .69 acres PRICE REDUCED $5,690,000 One oor living with wood oors, cathedral ceilings, 4 bedrooms, den, 2 family rooms and 3-car garage PRICE REDUCED $2,250,000Open Daily from 1 to 6 p.m. 2-story, immaculate lakefront 4-bedroom home $374,000 JACKIE MAY email@example.com SOLD
BROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOME. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. NOT AN OFFERING WHERE PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. *Offer and prices subject to change without notice. $30,000 membership on home and lot packages only. Offer not valid on all Custom Estate lots. See Sales Center for details. FLStockDevelopmentResidences from the $900s to over $7 millionSales Of ce Hours | MondaySaturday, 9 a.m. p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. p.m. | 239.592.1010 Exit 116 Bonita Beach Rd. from I-75, head east & make right turn at Bonita Grande Dr. 6289 Burnham Road | Naples, FL 34119 | Go to QuailWest.comQUAIL WEST REALTY, EXCLUSIVE SALES AGENT, LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER CASTLE HARBOUR HOMES | DIAMOND CUSTOM HOMES | EMERALD HOMES | FLORIDA LIFESTYLE HOMES FOX CUSTOM BUILDERS | LONDON BAY HOMES | MCGARVEY CUSTOM HOMES | STOCK SIGNATURE HOMES$30,000* Social Membership included with every new home purchase.Beautifully designed and meticulously crafted luxury residences by Southwest Floridas most prestigious, award-winning builders. Soaring great rooms, impressive oorplans and wide open vistas. Acres and acres of rolling fairways, glistening lakes and nature preserves. All complemented by an impressive resort lifestyle including a grand clubhouse, championship golf, tennis, a spa and tness center and Beach Club privileges. Its no wonder why were NAPLES BEST-SELLING LUXURY COMMUNITY.UN UESTIONABLY IMPRESSIVE Q Quail West epitomizes luxury, both inside and out.
COASTAL CONTEMPORARY TOWER & PENTHOUSE RESIDENCES FROM $1MUnrivaled tower amenities complemented by Bonita Bays world-class recreation, sport, social and membership opportunities.SEAGLASSATBONITABAY.COM26951 Country Club Drive | Bonita Springs | 239.301.4940 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. Equal Housing Opportunity. It changes everything. LIKE NOWHERE ELSE.THIS TOWER. THIS COMMUNITY.
Over 16,500 associates | More than 760 oces worldwide | 60 countries and territories globally | 24 Premier Sothebys International Realty locations OLD NAPLES OLD NAPLES 141 9th Avenue South Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 215031193 $3,195,000 935 5th Street South Tami Schmidt 239.777.3766 Web ID 215024438 $3,750,000 OLD NAPLES 751 6th Avenue North Celine Julie Godof 239.404.9917 Web ID 215030741 $2,165,000 OLD NAPLES South Beach Club #308 Ruth Trettis 239.571.6760 Web ID 215013962 $805,000 PORT ROYAL 2700 Treasure Lane Lisa Tashjian 239.259.7024 Web ID 215029802 $4,150,000 OLD NAPLES Marina Manor #227H Patrick OConnor 239.293.9411 Web ID 215011952 $449,000 PARK SHORE Provence PH 6 Marion Bethea/Anne Killilea 239.261.620 0 Web ID 215001656 $7,495,00 0 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE 528 Devils Lane Ryan Nordyke 239.776.9390 Web ID 215006515 $1,985,000 Park Plaza #1204 Susan Barton 239.860.1412 Web ID 214058285 $2,200,000 PARK SHORE Venetian Villas #200 William Callahan 239.272.5756 Web ID 215004505 $1,795,000 PARK SHORE 245 Colonade Circle Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 Web ID 215002086 $829,000 PORT ROYAL PORT ROYAL 3845 Fort Charles Drive Peter Reppucci 239.595.6500 Web ID 214060903 $16,450,000 Galleon Drive Phil Collins 239.404.6800 Web ID 214053711 $18,500,000 PORT ROYAL 775 Galleon Drive Rick Marquardt 239.289.415 8 Web ID 211520623 $7,795,000 PORT ROYAL 1207 Spyglass Lane Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 215021658 $6,495,000 PORT ROYAL 3060 Green Dolphin Lane Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.089 4 Web ID 210027761 $5,185,000 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 multiple listing services, and may include approximations. All information is deemed accurate. MARCO ISLAND 760 North Collier Boulevard, Suite 101 | Marco Island, FL 34145 239.642.2222BROAD AVENUE 390 Broad Avenue South | Naples, FL 34102 239.434.2424FIFTH AVENUE 500 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 501 | Naples, FL 34102 239.434.8770ESTUARY SALES CENTER 1220 Gordon River Trail | Naples, FL 34105 239.261.3148THE VILLAGE 4300 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Suite 100 | Naples, FL 34103 239.261.6161THE GALLERY CENTRAL NAPLES 4001 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 102 | Naples, FL 34103 239.659.0099MERCATO SALES CENTER 9123 Strada Place, Suite 7125 | Naples, FL 34108 239.594.9400VANDERBILT 325 Vanderbilt Beach Road | Naples, FL 34108 239.594.9494BONITA SPRINGS 27400 Riverview Center Boulevard, Suite 4 | Bonita Springs, FL 34134 239.948.4000SANIBEL 2341 Palm Ridge Road | Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.2735CAPTIVA 11508 Andy Rosse Lane | Captiva, FL 33924 239.395.5847DEVELOPER SERVICES 4001 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 350 | Naples, FL 34103 239.213.2999 PORT ROYAL 901 Galleon Drive Phil Collins 239.404.6800 Web ID HELL033115IHE $6,650,000 THE MOORINGS THE MOORINGS 671 Portside Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 214039221 $1,195,000 875 Wedge Drive Phil Collins 239.404.6800 Web ID 215031390 $3,595,000 THE MOORINGS Carriage Club #21 Cheryl Turner 239.250.3311 Web ID 215022346 $875,000 THE MOORINGS Naples Continental #613 Vickie Larscheid 239.250.5041 Web ID 215030960 $699,000 THE MOORINGS Gulf Bay Apartments #103 Larry Roorda 239.860.2534 Web ID 215022051 $589,000 THE MOORINGS Harbour Cove #112 Ann Marie Shimer 239.825.9020 Web ID 215015076 $384,900 PELICAN BAY PELICAN BAY Marbella PH 2202 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 215011907 $2,995,000 713 Nathan Hale Drive Cindy Thompson 239.860.6513 Web ID 215002932 $3,750,000 PELICAN BAY St. Raphael #V9 Jean Tarkenton 239.595.0544 Web ID 215006774 $1,000,000 PELICAN BAY 571 Gulf Park Drive Richard/Susie Culp 239.290.2200 Web ID 214055628 $895,000 PARK SHORE 576 Neapolitan Lane Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 214068584 $2,195,000
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INTEGRITY EXPERTISE DIRECTION FOR REAL ESTATE Downing-Frye Realty SOUTH END PENTHOUSE, 3,320 SF, 10-foot ceilings, formal dining room and bar area, master suite with ultimate views, oversized walk-in closets and spacious bathroom. REDUCED! $2,089,000 Pelican Isle I, Penthouse #1101 AMAZING VIEWS from all rooms; end unit, 3BR+den/3.5BA, 10-foot ceilings, updated kitchen, new appliances, center island, handscraped wood oors, boat slip and club membership available. $1,699,000 Pelican Isle I, #1001 STUNNING 3,096 SF, kitchen completely redone with cabinetry by NEFF, Sub-Zero refrigerator, oor-to-ceiling wine cooler, granite, largest lanai of all Pelican Isle units plus private lanai off master suite; boat slip available. $1,665,000 Pelican Isle III, #405 BRIGHT AND SPACIOUS END UNIT, 3BR+den/3.5BA, refurbished kitchen, marble oors, living room built-in, master suite with his-and-her walk-in closets, two new A/C units and beautiful waterfront views. $1,399,000 Pelican Isle I, #501 WIDE OPEN LIVING SPACE, granite kitchen, 3BR/3.5BA, master suite offers private balcony and oversized walk-in closet, spacious lanai is the largest of the oor plans at Pelican Isle, views of Wiggins Bay. REDUCED! $1,225,000 Pelican Isle III, #205 PRISTINE 3BR/3BA; kitchen offers a walk-in pantry, morning room with veranda, large living room and lanai overlooking the water, newer A/C units and water heater and plantation shutters; furniture pack age available. $899,999 Pelican Isle III, #202 ILLUSTRATED PROPERTIESServing North Naples and the Surrounding Area Joanne CiesielskiNaples Of ce top Producer239.287.6732 Brian Carey 239.370.8687 Karen Carey 239.216.8826 naplescarey.com OPPORTUNITY North Naples Resort-Style Living! Village Walk Town Center is the focus of the communitys unique lifestylea lifestyle people dream aboutmeeting friends for a swim, a workout or a set of tennis. Then grabbing lunch or dinner at the on-site restaurant. Relaxing to soothing sounds of fountains or taking a stroll around the many lake and footbridges. Stop by our on-site of ce to view the community and all it has to offer! Village Walk offers a full array of activities and full recreational facilities reserved exclusively for residents use with no equity or membership fees! VILLAGE WALK VILLAGE WALK OF NAPLES This single-family 3BR+den/2BA home is ideally located in this highly-desired community. Enjoy one of the friendliest and social communities in North Naples; it is close to beautiful Vanderbilt Beach, hotspot Mercato for dining and shopping and has a town center for neighbors to gather and enjoy the wonderful amenities. This home is ready for you to make it your own! What are you waiting for? Call for a tour today! COMING SOON! ISLAND WALK Call to be rst to view! Situated on prime cul-de sac location, this 3BR+den/2BA Oakmont is nicely upgraded and offers private pool with peaceful lake views. Home is move-in ready! NEW LISTING
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underpants the Sights of Paradise, an exhibit of watercolors by Michaela Castaldi depicting iconic Naples buildings and scenes as well as local flora and fauna, is on display at The Naples Depot Museum through July. Friends of the Collier County Museums hosts an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 4. To show ones artwork in an actual historical building is an honor all its own, the artist, a Naples retiree, says. Train depots as we remember are about beginnings and endings. My artwork shows just some of what Naples was and is today, she adds. I am hoping visitors will enjoy the journey from the past to our tropical future. Born and raised in New Hampshire, Ms. Castaldi attended the Ringling School of Art, the University of New Hampshire and the Rhode Island School of Design. She retired from the A.T. Cross Pen & Pencil Company, Never underestimate the power of a glimpse of lingerie. Theo in The UnderpantsLife changes drastically for Louise after she accidentally drops her bloomers in public. She and her husband, Theo, attend a parade to see the king pass by. In order to get a better view, Louise stands on her tiptoes on a bench, and the knot tying her bloomers comes undone. The bloomers slide down her legs and pool at her feet. BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com Laboratory Theater stages wild and crazy Steve Martin adaptationSEE UNDERPANTS, C4 SEE EXHIBIT, C3 VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYMike Dinko, Dena Galyean, Rick Sebastian, Angie Koch, Marcos Martins and Andy Savoie in their underpants. A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTCSECTION INSIDEBROUGHT TO YOU BY:Marco Island | 239.642.2222 Broad Avenue | 239.434.2424 Fifth Avenue | 239.434.8770 Estuary at Grey Oaks | 239.261.3148 The Village | 239.261.6161 The Gallery in Central Naples | 239.659.0099 Vanderbilt| 239.594.9494 Residences at Mercato | 239.594.9400 Bonita Springs| 239.948.4000 Sanibel Island | 239.472.2735 Rentals| 239.262.4242 Whats cookingMeet chef Laura Owen of CJs on the Bay, and more cuisine news. C28-31 Late nights without DaveArts writer Nancy Stetson already misses Letterman. C10 Money in the banksCollectible antique banks can bring big bucks. C16 Watercolor exhibit opens at The Naples DepotMichaela Castaldis watercolor of The Naples Depot.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS The origins of civilization and fine-looking menGreece was never on my travel itinerary. It always seemed too far, too hard to reach, a lot of work to get to a place that was neither fully in the West nor absolutely in the East. Plus the news coming out of Greece lately has not been good, making it seem less than ideal as a vacation spot. But I needed a break from Florida, from the relentless traffic, the heat that has already set in and the day-to-day obligations that make life feel like one long to-do list. When a friend mentioned a writing retreat in Greece she had visited a few years ago, I had the sudden thought: Why not? So I booked a ticket to Athens and set out for a far corner of the country, a bright spot where sea and mountains met, a place as cloudless and blue as in all the travel posters. The terrain felt familiar, standard Mediterranean: lime trees, figs, olive groves, bougainvilleas, roses, oleanders. And the food was similar to what youd see on the menu at any Greek restaurant in the States: stuffed grape leaves, moussaka, rounds of fried calamari. But what surprised me were the people. Specifically, the men. Years ago when I lived in New York, I frequented a Greek restaurant near my apartment. It was the real deal: Greek owners, Greek patrons, retsina on the table and folk music on the stereo. But what really drew me to the restaurant was a particular waiter, a tall, quiet young man with dark hair and a thick dark beard. This was at the beginning of the beard trend when guys everywhere started sporting ridiculous facial hair. But the young Greek man didnt look ridiculous. He looked masculine and sexy. Imagine my delight to discover in Greece a country full of men just like him. All bearded, all sexy, looking like they might at any moment jump out of a fishing boat to wrestle a giant octopus. During my travels around the country and through small coastal villages, I understood for the first time why Greek art is so interested in the human form, especially the male form. The men were beautiful. Even performing modern mundane activities driving a bus or pouring orange juice or counting out change they had a grace and masculinity that I found astonishing. Still, the most unexpected thing about them? Their kindness. I remember the waiter in New York being shy, deferential, with an appraising gaze that was never aggressive. Thats how the men in Greece struck me interested, but without the smug sneers of other Mediterranean men (yes, Im talking about you, France). The men I encountered in Greece were on the whole warm, polite and quick to smile. And did I mention the beards? Im beginning to think the Greek tourism board has it all wrong. Instead of posters of whitewashed villages perched on hills over the sea, what they really need to be sending out is photos of this other national treasure. My sense is that tourism would soon be on the rise. Artis Henderson is the author of Unremarried Widow published by Simon and Schuster. artis HENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 (This is in 1910s Dusseldorf, Germany. There were no elastic waistbands then.) Theo, an uptight government clerk, is horrified, scandalized. How will this affect him? What will people think of him, that this happened to his wife in front of the king? So begins The Underpants, a German farce by Carl Sternheim, adapted by comedian Steve Martin. The play runs June 12-27 at the Laboratory Theater of Florida.. On the surface, she goes to the parade for the king, the panties drop its totally by accident and then suddenly, she has all this attention (from men who want to rent a room in her house), says Rick Sebastian, whos directing the LAB Theater production. My concept of what this is about is: Shes been married for a year, she doesnt feel appreciated, she doesnt feel loved, shes lost her own self-worth. And because of this accident, she now has these men showing her attention. Its romantic, its exhilarating. And she has a confidante an older upstairs neighbor who tells her: You can go out and have affairs with many men! There are many men better than what you have! Over the course of the play, Louise blooms and gains self-confidence because of the mens attention. The farce is a story about miscommunication of that age, Mr. Sebastian explains. (The playwright) Sternheim wrote the play to mock the bourgeois society values of the Victorian age, he says. Its poking fun at German manners, says LAB Theater artistic director Annette Trossbach. Its not a subtle comedy at all, she adds. All the characters are outrageous. Theyre wonderful. Theyre out of this world, she says. Theyre very broad and zany and larger than life. The theater staged Mr. Martins Picasso at Lapin Agile two years ago, so choosing The Underpants was a nobrainer for the play selection committee, she says. Also, Mr. Martin is receiving a lifetime achievement award from AFI in June, so the timing of the production ties in with that. We asked Mr. Sebastian, Ms. Trossbach and the cast if they had any stories about underpants to share with us. Heres what they had to say. For our photo shoot, we asked everyone in the cast to bring a pair of underpants, and Ms. Trossbach suggested they bring a pair they thought represented them as actors.Marcos MartinsThe reason I chose this pair of underpants to represent me is because paisley is like organized chaos, which is what I believe art should be. Its a pattern, but its also wild and crazy.Mike DinkoThis was when I was in college. We were at a regatta where everyone was drinking. But it wasnt a regatta, because there werent any boats, so it was just a party. It was a Penn State party. So you understand the magnitude of it. We were drinking all day. And it started raining, a torrential downpour Everybody was leaving, and it was like a concert, where everyones trying to leave at once. There was a field down below. So I came up with the idea that Id drive down into the field and make a fishtail, and Id come up the other side. So then I wouldnt have to wait to back out. To my dismay, when I got down into the field, I basically buried my car up to the chassis in mud. We then tried every which way to get the car out. Mud was flying everywhere, all over us We got to the point where clothes were no longer relevant. I stripped down to my underwear We were finally rescued by a Jeep that pulled the car out with a chain. The girls didnt want to get mud on the car seats, so they stripped to their underwear and put raincoats on top. I would not get back in the car because I was so covered in mud. I was in my underwear, sitting on the hood of the car, holding on The mud was about an inch deep and was so caked on, it had to basically be clawed off. Thats my underpants story.Dena GalyeanWouldnt you like to know?Andy SavoieMy pair of underpants is loud and eccentric because of the different roles Ive played onstage. I was just doing Cabaret in February here, playing Bobby, a flamboyant Kit Kat Club boy, and Rudy the sailor. Now Im playing Versati, who is poetic and basically trying to sleep with Louise, the lead. Ive been Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar and Skip Snip in Little House of Horrors.Rick SebastianTheyre size 60 boxers. Twenty years ago, I weighed more than 400 pounds. These underpants are from that time. And I save them to remind myself that I once fit into them. The first role I did at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, I was Officer Krupke from West Side Story. I wore these (under my costume.) I was still big. I tried a couple of diets and I hit on Atkins. I went hardcore on that. It took me a year and a half and I lost 130 pounds. Twenty years later, Im just under 300, so Ive maintained (that weight loss). As a single person working multiple jobs back then, I only ate with the clown, the king and the little girl with red hair fast food all the time: Supersize it, please supersize it. I cook and make my own food now, and I walk on the beach.Angie KochWe were in our early 20s and were rafting on the Huron River in Michigan. We were coming to an area where there was rumored to be a nude beach. So we thought, oh, we should all take our clothes off (when we pass) because its a nude beach. We took our shirts off, but the girls had bathing suits underneath. We get there to the beach and theres nobody there. And somehow, we tipped the raft over, so we had to get out and wade. And when we tipped it over, most of our clothes got away from us (and floated downstream). So there we were, two girls in swimsuits and our male friend David, who was in his underpants. He had to walk three or four miles back to the car in order to drive back and get us and the raft. Wed tied our buttondown white shirts around our waists, so we gave them to David, and he tied them around his middle, so one covered the front and one covered the rear.UNDERPANTSFrom page 1 The Underpants>> When: 8 p.m. June 12-26, 2 and 8 p.m. June 27 >> Where: Laboratory Theater of Florida, Fort Myers >> Cost: $22 online, $25 at door (students $10 online, $12 at door) >> Info: 218-0481 or laboratorytheater orida. com VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYMike Dinko Marcos Martins Rick Sebastian
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 Beat the heat this summer and enjoy the air-conditioned, indoor Summer Programs at the Conservancy Nature Center. Cinema Saturdays Summer Lecture Series FREE Admission Days Cin ema Sa tur days Ser i Full summer schedule at conservancy.org Check out our new Calico Crab inside the Dalton Discovery Center. Join the Feeding Frenzy or any of our daily interactive programs. Cool off inside the new Little Explorer Play Zone. NATURE CENTER FAVORITES! Electric boat tours Boat & Lunch program Kayak rentals von Arx Wildlife Hospital exhibitsCool as a Calico CrabConservancy Nature Center I 1495 Smith Preserve Way I Naples, FL 34102 239.262.0304 I www.conservancy.org Tuesday, June 9Live Tropical Steel Pan with J Robert Tuesday, June 16Todays Contemporary Hits with Brett & Lola of the Brett Foreman GroupUpcoming Events 5 5 Call (239) 649-2275 for Reservations www.NaplesPrincessCruises.com 550 Port-O-Call Way, Naples, FL 34102The Best Way to Experience Naples from the Water Naples Princess O ering Daily Public Cruises Seabreeze Lunch, Dinner, Hors doeuvres, A ernoon and Sunset Sightseeing Then he walked to the car. When he got there, he realized that he didnt have his keys. They were in his pants, which had floated down the river. And the park was about to close. He then had to walk another mile to my parents house and ask for help. Fortunately, my parents werent home, but my brother was, and he came and got us.Annette TrossbachWhen I was in high school in the Netherlands, I was a singing telegram girl. No, it was not in one of those bars you immediately think of, and not behind glass. It was a legit gig, raising money for the school drama club. I wore very, very frilly, full bloomers, covering everything. Now theyd be called a boy short or full briefs. They were very lacey and went up to the waist. And I had a red and white gingham micro-mini skirt on top of those. I was supposed to flash my underwear as part of the routine. It had a big red heart stitched on the back of it. I was wearing a black leotard, as well, sheer panty hose and black tap shoes, of course. And a Santa Claus hat. Different people would send singing telegrams to their friends and families and loved ones for the holidays I would go by myself or with one other singing telegram. Wed tap and sing, then flip up our little skirts. I was 18 It was darling and cute. It was fun at the time. Looking back at it now, I think it was risque. I cant believe we got away with that. I would feel discomfort, if I had I daughter, and she wanted to do that. I would be vetting these dance routines before they went out to the public. It was the Netherlands. Men will be men. We learned lessons. Thats all Im going to say. Thats my underpants story. Theyre here and theyre lacy. Dena Galyean Angie Koch Andy Savoie
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 THEATERStage 2 Improv At 8 p.m. every Friday and 7 and 9 p.m. every Saturday through June 13 in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. 2637990 or naplesplayers.org.Sylvia By The Marco Players June 11-28. 1089 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 642-7270 or themarcoplayers.com.Leading Ladies By the Island Theater Company June 12-20. 180 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island. 394-0080 or theateronmarco.com. Church Basement Ladies Through July 4 at the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.Nunsense By the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs Players through June 14. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 4958989 or artcenterbonita.org. The Underpants By The Laboratory Theater of Florida June 12-27. 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. 218-0481 or laboratorytheaterflorida.com. See story on page C1.The Gondeliers By Opera Naples Summer Youth Program June 27-28 at the Wang Opera Center. 2408 Linwood Ave. 963-9050 or operanaples.org. Legally Blonde By The Naples Players July 8-Aug. 9 at the Sugden Community Theater. 263-7990 or naplesplayers.org. THURSDAY6.4All About Avocado Naples Botanical Garden hosts a walking tour followed by a discussion about everything you need to know about avocados, including how to incorporate them into your diet, from 10 a.m. to noon. $35 for Garden members, $40 for others. 6437275 or naplesgarden.org.Arty Party Guests can paint their own version of Vincent Van Goghs Starry Night in a session starting at 2 p.m. at the studios of Paul Arsenault in Crayton Cove. $50. 571-2770 or artypartiesnaples.com.Exhibit Opening Friends of the Collier County Museums hosts an opening reception for Sights of Paradise, an exhibit of watercolors by Michaela Castadli, from 6-8 p.m. at the Naples Depot Museum. The exhibit remains on display through July. Free. 1051 Fifth Ave. S. 262-6525 or colliermuseums.com. See story on page C1.Free Concert The Wilder Sons perform on the lawn at Mercato from 6-8 p.m. 254-1080 or mercatoshops.com. Off the Hook Gary Menke performs at 9 p.m. tonight through Sunday, June 7, at Off the Hook Comedy Club. $20-25. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or offthehookcomedy.com.FRIDAY6.5Yoga and Art Naples Art Association combines art and yoga every Friday from 9-11 a.m. Each session begins with an hour of kundalini yoga followed by an hour-long intuitive art class. $100. 262-6517 or naplesart.org. The Power Within Join the meditation session and chill out at Goddess I Am at 10 a.m. $10. 600 Goodlette-Frank Road. 228-6949 or goddessiam.com. Two Left Feet? Step up for a dance lesson at 5:30 p.m. at the Naples Italian American Foundation. $10. 7035 AirportPulling Road. 597-5210 or niafoundation.org. Game Day The Naples Italian American Foundation hosts mah jongg and card games from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3. 7035 Airport-Pulling Road. 597-5210 or niafoundation.org.Happy Hour Flow Shangri-La Springs hosts Yin Yang Happy Hour Yoga at 5 p.m. $15. 27750 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. 949-0749 or shangrilasprings.com. BYOB Vinos Picasso hosts a guided paint session at 7 p.m. Guests can bring their own beer or wine. $36. 2367 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 431-8750 or vinospicasso.com. SATURDAY6.6Farmers Market Dozens of vendors bring their food and wares to the Third Street South Farmers Market from 7:30-11:30 a.m. in the parking lot behind Tommy Bahama. 434-6533 or thirdstreetsouth.com.Food Trucks and Farmers Market The summer farmers market at Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt is open from 7:30 a.m. to noon, and the food trucks stay until 2 p.m. 273-2350.Peace and Paddleboarding Achieve perfect balance in a class that combines yoga and paddleboarding from 8:30-9:45 a.m. on the beach at Second Avenue North. $35 includes board rental; $15 if you bring your own board. Text 595-3199 to obtain confirmation beforehand.Green Thumbs Unite Everglades Wonder Gardens hosts a seminar on community gardening starting at 9 a.m. Email reservations to wgvolunteer@ gmail.com. 27180 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. 992-2591 or evergladeswondergardens.com. Jazz Concert Naples Jazz Masters perform at 1 p.m. at the Norris Center. Free, but donations welcome at the door. firstname.lastname@example.org or naplesjazzsociety.com. BYOB for Two Vinos Picasso hosts a guided paint session for couples at 7 p.m. Bring your own beer or wine. $36. 2367 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 431-8750 or vinospicasso.com. SUNDAY6.7Great Pipes Some of the areas finest organists play the 3,604-pipe Casavant organ at ArtisNaples in a program beginning at 3 p.m. $20. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org. Afternoon at the Movies The Renaissance Academy of FGCU presents a screening and discussion of In the Loop (UK, 2009) from 2-5 p.m. at the FGCU Naples Center. The run-up to war makes for curious rivalries and uneasy alliances, when the United States president and the prime minister of the UK fancy a war and their respective cabinets dont. $5 for RA members, $6 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 425-3272 or registerRA.fgcu.edu. Reservations strongly recommended.MONDAY6.8Yoga for Youngsters Green Monkey Yoga offers classes for kids ages 4-8 starting today. Sessions are from 4-5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 8:459:45 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. $10 per class, $90 for 10 classes. 6200 Trail Blvd. 598-1938 or greenmonkey.com.Wheel Throwing Aspiring artists are invited to pottery classes at Chelseas Resale Shoppe at 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. $50 per class. 949 Second Ave. S. 261-0005.Meditation Chelseas Resale Shoppe hosts an evening meditation at 5:15 p.m. every Monday. Donations appreciated. 949 Second Ave. S. 261-0005. Pasta e Pellicola Naples Italian American Foundation hosts dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by a screening of King of Melody. The 1953 film tells the story of Guiseppe Verdi and his struggles for musical and romantic success. $15 for dinner and the movie, $5 for just the film. 7035 Airport-Pulling Road. 597-5210 or niafoundation.org. The Full Monty Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens The Full Monty (UK, 1997) at 7 p.m. Six unemployed steelworkers form a male striptease act. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.TUESDAY6.9Picture Perfect The Renaissance Academy of FGCU offers a class in Making/Taking Better Pictures from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the FGCU Naples Center. Learn how lighting, exposure and composition techniques can turn snapshots into works of art. $34 for RA members, $39 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 425-3272 or registerRA.fgcu.edu.Art Reception Marco Island Center for the arts hosts a reception for artist Tara ONeills solo exhibition from 5-7 p.m. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 3944221 or marcoislandart.com. Sunrise in the Garden Naples Botanical Garden staff member Britt Patterson-Weber leads a tour from 6-8 a.m. giving visitors the unique opportunity to enjoy the peaceful morning hours as the plants and wildlife wake up for the day. $15 for Garden members, $20 for others. 643-7275 or naplesgarden.org.Start to Tango Pablo Repun Tango holds a lesson for beginners at 7 p.m. $15. 1673 Pine Ridge Road. 738-4184 or pablorepuntango.com.WEDNESDAY6.10Beach Yoga Instructor Candice Oligney of Green Monkey Yoga leads a gentle yoga class for all levels from 9-10 a.m. at Delnor-Wiggins State Park. $5 plus park entry fee. Bring your own yoga mat, water, a towel and bug spray. $5 plus regular park entrance fee ($2 for bicyclists and walkers, $4 per car with one person, $6 per car with two or more people). Sign up by calling 5981938 or visiting greenmonkey.com.Paddleboarding Basics DelnorWiggins State Park invites ages 12 and older to learn paddleboarding basics with park staff at 9:30 a.m. Boards supplied by Naples beach Adventures. Reservations required. Free with park entry. 597-6196 or floridastateparks.org. Mom & Me Rookery Bay invites moms and kids ages 5 and older to join an art session led by Marjorie Pesek at 10 a.m. $25 for mom and child. 300 Tower Road. 590-5940 or rookerbay.org. More than Myths Brush up on Whos Who in Classical Greek Mythology from 10-11:30 a.m. at Moorings Park. The FGCU Renaissance Academy promises this lecture is NOT the mythology you remember from high school. $20 for RA members, $25 for others. Instructor is Carol Johnson. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 425-3272 or registerRA.fgcu.edu.Dinner Social The Naples Italian American Foundation hosts dinner, cards and mah jongg at 6 p.m. $25 members, $30 non-members. 7035 Airport Road. 597-5210 or niafoundation.org. COMING UPBlack Widow Delnor-Wiggins State Park hosts a presentation about Floridas 900 species of spiders at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 11. Reservations recommended. Free with park admission. 5976196 or floridastateparks.org. Cruisin David Lawrence Centers Young Executives host a sunset cruise aboard the Naples Princess setting out at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 11. $40. 304-3505 or paiges@ dlcmhc.com.Tile Tournament Naples Italian American Foundation hosts a mah jongg tournament to benefit Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support at 8 a.m. Friday, June 12. Includes continental breakfast, lunch buffet and raffle drawing. Please bring mah jongg sets. $45 cash due by Friday, June 5. 7035 Airport Road. 597-5210 or niafoundation.org. Garden Tour Naples Botanical Garden staffer Liz Chehayl leads a lecture and tour of the Irma Garden and the Kathryn Garden at 10 a.m. Friday, June 12. $15 for Garden members, $20 for others. 643-7275 or naplesgarden.org. Camera USA The Naples Art Association hosts the opening reception and awards ceremony for the 2015 Camera USA National Photography Award competition and exhibit from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 12, at The von Liebig Art Center. Free for NAA members, $10 for others. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Ten life-sized animatronic dinosaurs reside at Naples Botanical Garden through July 5, moving, growling and giving Garden visitors a peek at life as it was on earth millions of years ago. Regular Garden admission applies. 643-7275 or naplesgarden.org.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOTalent Match Miromar Outlets hosts its annual alent show preliminaries at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13, in the restaurant piazza. 948-3766 or miromaroutlets.com. Marine Celebration Naples Harbour celebrates National Marina Day from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 13, with live music, poolside barbecue, face painting and more. Proceeds benefit the Marine Industries Association of Collier County. 213-1441 or floridamarinaclubs.com. Diaper Swap Bring a sealed pack of disposable diapers to Whole Foods Market between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 14, to receive a pack of Seventh Generation Free and Clear diapers in exchange. All collected diapers will be donated to Baby Basics of Collier County. 552-5100 or wholefoodsmarket.com.OM Sunday Whole Foods Market hosts a free yoga session with an instructor from the Naples Yoga Center at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 14. Sign up at customer service. 552-5100 or wholefoodsmarket.com.Here Come the Brides Area brides-to-be are invited to meet Southwest Florida wedding vendors and specialists at the Naples Bridal Expo from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, June 14, at Hilton Naples. $5 (brides can pre-register for free admission). 272-8477 or naplesbridalexpo.com.Afternoon at the Movies The FGCU Renaissance Academy presents a screening and discussion of Gilda (USA, 1946) starring Glenn Ford and Rita Hayworth from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, June 14, at the FGCU Naples Center. $5 for RA members, $6 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 425-3272 or registerRA.fgcu.edu. Reservations strongly recommended.Love the Louvre The Renaissance Academy of FGCU presents The History and Collection of the Louvre, Paris, France from 10-11:30 a.m. Monday, June 15, at The Terraces in Bonita Springs. Carol Jonson is the instructor. $20 for RA members, $25 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 425-3272 or registerRA.fgcu.edu.Pasta e Pellicola Naples Italian American Foundation hosts dinner and screens Gli Zitelloni (Italy, 1958) at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 15. A man who is falling in love seeks advice from a professor whose philosophy is that men are not meant to be married. $15, $5 for movie alone. 7035 Airport Road. 597-5210 or niafoundation.org. Foreign Film Centers for the Arts of Bonita Springs host a screening of Soul Kitchen (Germany, 2009) at 7 p.m. Monday, June 15. In Hamburg, German-Greek chef Zinos unknowingly breaks the peace in his locals-only restaurant by hiring a more talented chef. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. Electric Magnates The FGCU Renaissance Academy presents Tesla, Edison, Westinghouse: The Men Who Invented Electricity from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 17, at Moorings Park. Instructor Steve Mutart discusses the early 20th century saga of brilliance, jealously, showmanship, deceit, money and greed. $20 for RA members, $25 for others. 425-3272 or registerRA.fgcu.edu. Email calendar listings and highresolution photos to Lindsey Nesmith at email@example.com. Please send Word or text documents and jpgs with pertinent details and contact information. No pdfs or photos of fliers. Deadline for calendar submissions is noon Monday. # MEET IT Settle in on the lawn at Mercato for an evening of indie rock by the Naplesbased band The Wilder Sons from 6-8 p.m. Thursday. mercatoshops.com Meet Betsy, the loggerhead turtle who calls the Conservancy of Southwest Florida home. Shell reside in the centers 6,000-gallon patch reef tank until shes large enough to be released into the Gulf of Mexico. Guests can visit her in the meantime. conservancy.org 6.4-7 Comedian Gary Menke christens Off the Hook Comedy Clubs new location at 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road with performances at 9 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. offthehookcomedy.com The Naples International Film Festival presents a screening of Cinema Paradiso on Wednesday evening at Silverspot Cinema. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 7 p.m. $30 includes a glass of wine, beer or other beverage and an assortment of savory and sweet bites. naplesfilmfest.com Marco Island Center for the arts hosts a reception for artist Tara ONeills solo exhibition from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday. Ms. ONeills Half Full is shown below. Free. 1010 Winterberry Drive. marcoislandart.com
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 6/30/15 6/30/15 FLORIDA WRITERSNaples newcomer turns out a highly original second novel Ginger Quill by Kay Taylor Burnett. iUniverse. 170 pages. Trade paperback, $13.95. Kay Taylor Burnett, a recent transplant to Naples, is a retired Texas newspaper publisher and magazine editor. Before publishing Ginger Quill last year, she published her first novel, No Odes to Widows, in 2009. Shes working on her third, which is set in Florida. Ginger Quill is set in scenic stretches of New Mexico and Colorado and focuses on the anxieties of Mae Maguire, recently divorced and concerned about being followed and possibly harmed by her imbalanced ex-husband. As readers learn, Ginger has every right to be worried. Michael Montrose is stalking her, convinced that their mutual friend Joel has betrayed him. In fact, Joel has offered Mae the safety of his home and continued friendship while she prepares for her future; she hopes to make a living as an artist. Joels serene fishing cabin in Colorado, along the northern Rio Grande, is just the place for Maes emotional healing. The gorgeous natural setting inspires her art, though she remains unsettled about Michael being out there scheming revenge over the divorce. Joel Zyvoloski works as a geothermal engineer for the Los Alamos National Laboratory, a U.S. government operation. His Colorado neighbor, Johannes Ackerman, is a hydrologist connected with the prestigious Santa Fe Institute. Johannes is concerned about water purity, and his concerns might have something to do with the books subplot: the illegal extracting and sale of uranium from ostensibly closed Colorado mines. Born in the U.S. of German parents, Johannes has interesting stories to tell about German prisoners of war who were impressed into labor in the United States at the end of WWII. While his background and the story within a story are fascinating, it is hard to connect them to the main plot. They do add some dark local color, however. The complication arises when Katja Richter becomes a co-worker with Joel at the Los Alamos lab. She turns pale when Mae and Joel mention the name of Johannes Ackerman. Something is wrong here. M u h a r i philJASONpkjason@comcast.net BURNETT
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 ARTS COMMENTARY Late nights seem lonely without LettermanLife seems strange without Dave. Like so many others, I might not have watched The Late Show with David Letterman every night, but it was a comfort to know it was there. Its like the local beaches: Unless you have property on or near the Gulf of Mexico, you probably dont go to the beach every day. But you know its there, and you can go when you want to. When you need to. David Letterman was like that for me. He was someone I grew up watching, someone who was woven into the fabric of my personal history. Someone I always took for granted would be there. He wasnt always overly ingratiating, like so many other late-night talk-show hosts. He could be prickly. He was enigmatic, obsessively private. Sometimes he seemed like so many other men: a boy in a mans body. He had that obsession with messiness and blowing things up. He liked to smash things. He dropped watermelons from a roof. He played pranks. Hed send out Rupert Jee and via an earpiece, tell him to say and do rude things to strangers just to see how theyd react Lettermans grown-up version of calling strangers on the telephone and saying crazy stuff. Truthfully, those pranks were probably my least favorite stunts. Annoying more than funny. But it was fun to see him stick to a wall in a Velcro suit and submerse himself in water in an Alka-Seltzer suit. It was abusurdist, bordering on performance art. He played with the conventions of television the way Ernie Kovacs did. (Though Letterman denied he was an influence, citing, instead, Steve Allen.) You can see Letterman saying, What if we or How about we Nothing was out of bounds. He did things just for the sake of doing things, to see what it would be like. I loved the Stupid Pet Tricks. The Stupid Human Tricks. And I adored his mother. She was so well, so mom-like. So Midwestern, so sweet and friendly. Like shed invite you into her kitchen and feed you some milk and cookies. And I also loved the late Calvert DeForest (known as Larry Bud Melman). So hilariously awkward. An older, whitehaired, chunky-shaped guy, he wore thick black-rimmed glasses way before there were Brooklyn hipsters. His face was the first thing viewers saw when Late Night with David Letterman debuted on NBC Feb. 1, 1982. I loved Lettermans Top Ten lists. And the street views of New York City, when they took the cameras out of the studio, and I got to see my hometown. The guest bands. I watched with the rest of the country when Letterman came back on the air after 9/11, trying to make sense of the senseless, not even sure it was proper to be making jokes after such a horrific tragedy. I was surprised, along with many others, when NBC didnt make him Johnny Carsons successor, choosing, instead, to go with the much more conventional Jay Leno. Letterman, in my book, was much funnier. And he didnt pander. That was NBCs loss, when Letterman switched to CBS. Thirty-three years in any profession is a great feat. Letterman did his job in public, and entertained well. Its jarring to think that hes retired, that hes making this big transition in his life. I should know better, but sometimes I expect things to go on forever, for people to always be here. I was sad to see him go, but one great thing happened once he announced his retirement: It really seemed to fire up his staff and crew, realizing thered be an end. And so the show seemed to be the best it ever was, with top-of-the-line guests and bands. Everyone wanted to come on the show one last time. The jokes seemed to be funnier, sharper. Letterman also seemed to become more pointed with his jokes, not caring about potential fallout. What was NBC going to do? Fire him? As for possibly losing viewers, what did it matter? He was going off the air anyway. Those last weeks, I have to say, were just superb. He graciously thanked his staff and gave them airtime. He paid tribute to those who have died. He thanked Les Moonves, president of CBS Television, for being more than patient with me. Tina Fey stripped down to Spanx to deliver a message to Dave written across her abdomen. Bill Murray stepped out of a multi-layered cake like a showgirl (well, if a showgirl wore a mechanics suit and goggles) and proceeded to smear frosting all over Dave. George Clooney, bless him, handcuffed himself to Dave and threw away the key, doing what all of wished we could do. He even stayed handcuffed to Dave during the next guests segment, sitting on a stool while Letterman interviewed gravel-voiced musician Tom Waits. Of course, everyone had to tell Letterman how much they would miss him, and how much he and the show meant to them. He gave a general gracious thank you at one point, but cautioned, Save some for my eulogy. And it was, in some ways, a longranging eulogy for someone who is very much alive (having survived quintuple heart surgery in 2000) but whose show was ending. No one comes near his genius on latenight TV right now. Jimmy Fallon comes close. But James Corden, whose show followed Lettermans, falls far short. I still havent been able to sit through an entire show of his. It simply isnt funny. Will Stephen Colbert be a good replacement? Judging by The Colbert Report and Colberts quick wit, no doubt. Will it be strange to see him out of character? Yes. Late night, unfortunately, is still a male domain. Why someone hasnt given Tina Fey and Amy Poehler a late-night talk show, I have no idea. Lack of vision on TV executives part, perhaps. Lettermans show was something everyone aspired to. Comedian Steve Mazen, who was diagnosed with inoperable cancer in his intestines and liver, even made a movie about his attempts to get on the show, called Dying to Do Letterman. The film was shown at the Naples International Film Festival in 2011, and my interview with Steve ran in Florida Weekly Nov. 11. 2011. (SPOILER ALERT) Steve did eventually make it onto The Late Show with David Letterman, and heres what he told me about it: It was amazing if I have a bad day or Im not feeling good, I have that memory of being on stage at The Ed Sullivan Theater. Very few things in life live up to what youve built them up to be, but it really exceeded everything I could imagine, every part of it. Everyone wondered who Lettermans last guest would be. The Foo Fighters were his musical guest, but other than that, it was Letterman himself, and clips from previous shows. He presented a star-studded Top Ten list of Things I Wish I Could Have Said to David Letterman, which included appearances by Barbara Walters, Steve Martin, Ms. Fey, Chris Rock, Peyton Manning, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Bill Murray. (Dave seemed really star-struck by Mr. Manning.) Out of all 10, I thought Ms. Fey was the funniest. The last thing she wished she couldve said to Dave: Thanks for finally proving men can be funny. Not only did it give me the biggest laugh, but was smart and funny on a number of levels. There were tribute cameos from The Simpsons and Wheel of Fortune. Letterman even introduced his wife and his 11-year-old son Harry (and Harrys best buddy, right next to him), sitting in the audience. There were heartfelt thanks, and highlights from the past 33 years. He was sincere, emotional but not maudlin. It was a class act. I hate good-byes, but I have to say, this was a good good-bye. nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com GREG JANNACONE / SHUTTERSTOCKDavid Letterman waves to the crowds outside the Ed Sullivan Theater after taping the final episode of The Late Show with David Letterman.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 HOROSCOPES FALL NICKNAME By Linda ThistlePlace a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.Sponsored By: Moderate Challenging ExpertPuzzle Difficulty this week: SEE ANSWERS, C11 SEE ANSWERS, C11ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Choosing to work with someone you once thought might have been disloyal is a courageous move. The logical next step is to talk things out so therell be no reason for raising suspicions again. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Take your time making a decision about a personal or work-related relationship. New facts are still coming in, and youll want to know the full story before you take a definitive step. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Expect to learn something new about an old problem. This could provide some insight into how the problem began, and why it still defies efforts to find a resolution. Good luck. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) An uneasy work-related relationship can be eased with compromises by both sides. The parties might consider putting the agreed-upon changes in writing in case of a future misunderstanding. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Oh, you lucky Felines: Your romantic aspects are in absolutely purrrfect form. Dont be surprised at how especially attentive the ladies and gentlemen in your life are going to be this week. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Looking to prove yourself in a difficult situation is laudable. But try paying more attention to advice from experienced contacts. It could help you avoid time-wasting missteps. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A business decision seems easy enough to make based on what you know. But this week could bring new facts to light, and you might have to do some heavy rethinking. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Feeling sure about the steps you expect to take is great. But you may need to share a few dollops of that confidence with those who have some doubts about your plans. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A sense of well-being dominates much of the week. A slightly depressed mood could set in on the weekend. But being with family and friends helps shoo it away. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) You appear to be walking your lifes path like the sure-footed Goat you are. But someone might feel you could do better. Listen to the advice, but make up your own mind. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) With positive signs growing stronger, Aquarians could find themselves facing choices that are each too good to turn down. Best advice: Go for the one you feel most comfortable with. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Someone you know might need your comfort and wisdom during a particularly difficult period. Your encouraging words help restore self-confidence and rebuild strength. BORN THIS WEEK: Your kindness to all who need you is always appreciated and sets a fine example for others to follow. PUZZLES
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 FILM CAPSULESIll See You In My Dreams (Blythe Danner, Sam Elliott, Malin Akerman) Widower Carol (Ms. Danner) is content on her own, but finds happiness when she spends quality time with fellow retiree Bill (Mr. Elliott). Theres something to be said for the simplicity of a good, touching story which is what this is. Its intended for an older crowd but is certainly a movie we can all learn from. Rated PG-13.Tomorrowland 1/2(George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie) Young genius Casey (Ms. Robertson) and a disgraced inventor (Mr. Clooney) travel to an alternate dimension to try to save the world. The story is a convoluted mess and the visual effects are far from impressive. What a disappointment. Rated PG.Good Kill 1/2(Ethan Hawke, January Jones, Bruce Greenwood) An Air Force pilot (Mr. Hawke) now remotely flies drones into enemy territory, but struggles balancing family life with the morality of his work. Mr. Hawke gives a strong performance and its a new part of war being explored, but its not always compelling. Rated R.Pitch Perfect 2 (Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow) The Barden Bellas must win the world championships of a cappella or theyll have to disband. It isnt better than its 2012 predecessor, and it doesnt have to be. All it has to do is satisfy the throngs of fans who loved the original and are eagerly coming back for more of the same. Thankfully, it delivers. Rated PG-13.Mad Max (Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult) In the post-apocalyptic future, former cop Max (Mr. Hardy) teams with a female renegade (Ms. Theron) as they try to escape a villain named Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne). Loud and exciting non-stop action, its rather artfully done by director George Miller. Rated R.Hot Pursuit 1/2(Reese Witherspoon, Sofia Vergara, Michael Mosley) A by-the-book cop (Ms. Witherspoon) has trouble escorting a drug lords wife (Ms. Vergara) from San Antonio to Dallas. There are the normal buddy comedy/road trip bits you expect, but Ms. Witherspoon and Ms. Vergara have enough chemistry to make it worth recommending. Rated PG-13.The D Train (Jack Black, James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn) Loser Dan (Mr. Black) recruits a former classmate-turned-actor named Oliver (Mr. Marsden) to attend their high school reunion, thinking getting Oliver there will make Dan cooler. Complications ensue. Its so unfunny its painful. I felt bad for the actors, talented as they are and undone by such horrid material. Rated R.Avengers: Age of Ultron (Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, James Spader) Tony Stark (Mr. Downey Jr.) hopes the world will be safe after he creates Ultron (voice of Mr. Spader), but it turns out Ultron wants to destroy the world instead. The Avengers to the rescue! Its an action-effects extravaganza that lacks the novelty of its predecessor but is nonetheless quite entertaining. Rated PG-13. ITS NOT JUST HAPPY HOUR AT BILLS, ITS HAPPY DAYS!Summer Happy Hour 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. with New Happy Hour Menu! Chef Bills Dinner FeaturesServed 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Baked Haddock Douglas $22.00 Rack of Lamb $28.00 Grilled Sword sh Steak Topped with lobster scampi $28.00 Surf & Turf $36.00 Grilled 14 oz. ribeye & 4 oz. stu ed lobster tail Chef Bills Weekly FeaturesServed All Day Twin Lobsters $26.00 Dinner for Two $89.99 Three-course meal with salad, two 1 lb. lobsters, 32 oz. tomahawk steak with potato & veggies seafoodrestaurantnaples.com 4221 East Tamiami Trail, Naples 239.455.5111 Visit opentable.com for ReservationsNot responsible for typographical errors.GIFT CERTIFICATES & TAKEOUT AVAILABLE! FRESH NEW ENGLAND SEAFOOD FLOWN IN DAILY! Call us to cater your next event or have a private event in our Cape Cod room. MONDAY SEAFOOD LOVERS BUFFET$39.99All-You-Can-Eat Fresh Seafood including Snow Crab Clusters, Peel & Eat Shrimp, Clam Chowder, Baked Haddock, Shrimp Scampi over Pasta, Fish & Chips, Mussels & More! LOBSTER DINNER SPECIAL 6 lb Lobster Dinner with Chowder Corn on the Cob and Baked Potato (Mon, Tues., Wed. only) LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 6 NIGHTS/WEEK! SUNDAY BRUNCH $19.99Every Sunday from 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. including Omelet & Carving Stations, Breakfast Meats, Eggs Benedict, Fresh Fruit, French Toast, Home Fries, Baked Haddock & More
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 C15 LATEST FILMSInsidious: Chapter 3Is it worth $10? NoSometimes movies fail when all the right pieces are in place but the final product just doesnt come together. And then there are times when either the concept or structure of the story couldnt possibly have worked, which gives the film no chance from the start. Insidious: Chapter 3 never had a chance. In terms of narrative structure its a nightmare, a story so poorly told that its a shock the script ever got the green light. Writer/director Leigh Whannell co-wrote and starred (as Specs) in the first two Insidious films (which were directed by James Wan, who passed on this project due to his Furious 7 commitments). Clearly, Mr. Whannell is familiar with what a good script should look like as production begins. How we wound up with such a disjointed and poorly told story only he knows, but its disappointing. Chapter 3 is a prequel to Insidious (2010) and its 2013 sequel. You need to have seen at least the first movie in order to understand whats happening here. What you need to know is that the Further is another dimension in which the souls of dead people lurk with the hope of attaching onto a living person. When the demons do attach to the living, horrible things happen and an exorcism is needed. Elise (Lin Shaye), the psychic who helped others travel into the Further in the first two films, is one of the few who can help expel the demons. Chapter 3 doesnt tell Elises origin story, it tells of a case she worked shortly before helping the Lambert family in the first movie. After teenager Quinn (Stefanie Scott) comes to Elise in the opening scene asking to communicate with Quinns recently deceased mother, Elise tells her she cant help her and not to try to contact her mother, with foreboding words of warning: If you call out to one of the dead, Elise says, all of them can hear you. So of course in the very next scene, Quinn tries to contact her mother. She doesnt reach her mother, but she does get a pesky demon on her tail. And for the next 45 minutes this demon messes with her head, throws her out of bed, knocks on walls, rings bells, tries to pull her out of a fourth story window, etc. Its unclear why the demon would come and go instead of just taking over her body, but I think thats one of those logical questions youre not supposed to ask at horror movies, so I wont. After these very repetitive 45 minutes of the demon toying with Quinn and her poor father (Dermot Mulroney) struggling to take care of her, Elise agrees to help. A full 15 minutes later, they get together and try to attack the demon, now with the help of paranormal investigators Specs (Mr. Whannell) and Tucker (Angus Sampson). So yes, its a full hour into the 97-minute running time before the main action begins. This is what I mean by structural nightmare. Understand: Usually the main action/conflict comes roughly 30 minutes into the movie and thrusts the story forward, leading to a second conflict at the 60-minute point that leads to the conclusion. This allows suspense to build gradually and culminate in the climax. By having only one conflict of note, Chapter 3 draws out what little suspense it has until it gets tiresome, and even then, the movie isnt over. This would be more forgivable if the scares were decent, but nothing is scary when its repetitive and predictable. Anyone whos seen a horror movie knows these tricks: Demon shockingly appears in the distance, behind the curtain, in the doorway, on top of the heroine, leaves bloody footprints behind, etc. Although the sound and production design are solid, the narrative and so-called frightening moments are too underwhelming to be effective. Its also worth asking the question: Why a prequel? Why not continue moving the Insidious story forward rather than put it in reverse to reveal inconsequential information that predates the first two films? Theres nothing here that we absolutely had to know. All of Insidious: Chapter 3 feels like unnecessary filler. Theres a place prequels are supposed to go when theyre this unessential: straight to DVD. >> James Wan has a quick cameo as a theater director in Insidious: Chapter 3. dan HUDAKwww.punchdrunkmovies.com HOME OF THE NAPLES PRINCESS239.774.0479 PORTOFNAPLESMARINA.COM*NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER OFFER.550 Port-O-Call Way, Naples, Florida 34102 firstname.lastname@example.org $20 OFF* JET SKI RENTAL OF 2 HOURS OR MOREOFFER EXPIRES ON JUNE 30, 2015 $40 OFF* ANY HALF OR FULL DAY BOAT RENTALOFFER EXPIRES ON JUNE 30, 2015BOAT 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! 5 5
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 KOVEL: ANTIQUESYou can literally bank on some collectibles BY TERRY AND KIM KOVEL Vintage and antique banks of all kinds are selling well in shops and auctions. Saalheimer & Strauss, a German company, started in 1911. It made toys, writing goods and eventually toy banks, cars, motorcycles, airplanes, Disney characters, penny toys and other tin toys. The company sold the products internationally and in 1936, the companys ownership went to Philipp Nidermeier, who continued making tin banks. The Strauss family immigrated to New York. Collectors can recognize their toys from the trademark, a circle or oval with the overlapping letters SS in the center. The colorful lithographed toys are popular with collectors. A British Clown bank sold at Bertoia Auctions in Vineland, N.J., for $1,920 in March 2015. It is 5 inches high. Q: My elaborately carved wooden chair with a high back, no arms, and a circular hole carved out in the center of the seat puzzles me. Can you tell me how this type of chair was used? A: This is a potty chair or commode. Before indoor toilets became available in the late 19th century, people used a chamber pot or thunder mug in their bedroom. A chamber pot was put in the hole and held by the rim of the pot. After use, it was removed and the contents emptied into a slop jar. After indoor plumbing became common, some potty chairs eventually were altered for use as traditional chairs and the hole in the seat was covered with a board or cushion. Sometimes the back was altered and the frame tipped back to make the chair more comfortable to sit in. Only a well-to-do family would have had an ornately carved potty chair. Fancy potty chairs can sell for several hundred dollars or more, but the hole lowers the value by as much as 50 percent. Q: I am collecting old rectangular glass paperweights that look as if a photograph was inserted into the glass. Most of my collection has pictures of buildings or ads for products. How long ago did they start making these? My Brownie Scout daughter made something similar with a photograph inserted into a new glass holder made to look like the old paperweights. A: Advertising photo paperweights come in two basic forms, domes about 3 inches in diameter, and rectangular weights about 2 inches by 4 inches. The earliest domes were patented in 1882 by William Maxwell, who had a glass factory in Penn sylv ania. The picture or ad was printed on a piece of white glass, then put in a mold and molten glass encased the picture image. The name Brown & Maxwell Ltd. has been found stamped on a few weights but the company had a fire in 1883 and soon closed. The patent was used by others and some have been found dated as late as 1888. Other very early weights were made by Albert Graeser using a different method that he patented in 1892. Most rectangular Graeser weights seem to be mass produced ads for business-
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 C17 Experience the Difference Good Taste Makes.MondayThursday 11:30am9:00pm 1427 Pine Ridge Road, #105, Naples True Neapolitan Pizza and Authentic Italian Food Lunch Menu11:30am to 3:00pm MondayFridayAll selections served with your choice of soup, house salad or fries and soft beverage.Happy Hour Weekdays 4:00pm6:00pm Half Price Appetizers! Half Price Domestic Beer and House Wine! COURTESY PHOTO This smirking British Clown still is a bank made of tin in the 1920s by Saalheimer & Strauss. It sold at a Bertoia Auction in Vineland, N.J., in March 2015 for $1,920.men, celebrities, companies and buildings. The company was closed by the 1920s. You may be able to find marked examples of weights by some makers from the first half of the 1900s or earlier, including Barnes & Abrams, John & Joseph Lobmiller, MidAtlantic Glass Co. and Pittsburgh Glass Novelty Co. There are also many modern glass factories that make similar paperweights given away as ads or sold as souvenirs. Prices for old examples can be from $50 to $350 or higher if very unusual. Q: My Heatmaster electric curling iron is marked Pat. No. 1,562,349. I know its over 100 years old. Id like some information about it and its value. A: Curling irons were first used to curl hair over 100 hundred years ago, but your curling iron isnt as old as you think. Early curling irons were heated by holding them over the flame on a stove or fireplace. The patent for a curling iron was granted to Hiram Maxim in 1866 for his invention of a steam-heated curling iron fueled by gas, alcohol or other inflammable liquid. Electric curling irons were first made in the 1920s. The patent on your curling iron was issued to Theodore S. Lorenze and Warren S. Schmidt in 1925 for a new and useful electric curling-iron heater and was assigned to the Master Electric Co. of Chicago. Old curling irons arent easy to sell. Value: $10-$20. Tip: Dont use your mothers maiden name, the town you or your parents were born in, or other personal information when asked for a security question with an online account. The answers easily can be found in a genealogy search. Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel answer questions sent to the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or email addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of photographs, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The amount of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, N.Y. 10019.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 CLUB NOTES Alliance Francaise de Naples hosts it next French-speaking table and lunch from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 11, at Caf Normandie. Anyone who speaks French at any level and wants to converse with others in the language is welcome. Attendees pay for their lunch; there is no fee for the session that is monitored by French teacher and Alliance Francaise de Naples president Denyse Jenkins. Summer lunches continue on Thursdays, June 25, July 9 and 23 and Aug. 13 and 27. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 261-0977. For more information, visit afnaples.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 June 6 and 20. For more information, call Dick Ritchie at 594-0868 or email dcritchie@ comcast.net. Naples Nites Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at Perkins on Pine Ridge Road at Interstate-75. The next meetings are June 9 and 23. All current and former Lions are welcome. For more information, call Dan Sams at 352-2827. The Naples Civitan Club meets at noon on the second Wednesday of the month at Perkins on Pine Ridge Road and on the fourth Wednesday of the month at varying locations. The next meetings are June 10 and 24. For more information, call 774-2623 or email email@example.com. The Marco Island Civitan Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. The next meetings are June 9 and 23. For locations, call Anthony DeLucia at 285-6785 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 10670-Naples meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Naples Municipal Airport. The next meeting is June 10. Members also serve a pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. on the second Sunday of each month in the pilots lounge at Naples Municipal Airport. Admission for $5 includes pancakes, eggs, bacon or sausage and orange juice. All proceeds benefit the EAA Young Eagles program that acquaints youth ages 8-17 with aviation as a career. The next breakfast is June 14. EAA The Naples EAA chapter is one of approximately 1,700 chapters worldwide. Members are pilots, student pilots, plane builders and aviation enthusiasts. For more information, call 649-6627 or visit eaa1067.com. Pilot Club of Naples/Naples Pilot Foundation meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at Perkins on Pine Ridge Road. Guests and new members are always welcome.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 A&E C21 FRENCH By Native Speaker, Interpreter, Translator traveling to FranceAppelez-moi sil vous plat Madame Denyse Jenkins(239)592-0447 968 Second Avenue North ~ Naples, FL ~ 239.434.7115 HOURS: Mon-Sat: 9:30 am-4:30 pm ~ DONATIONS accepted Mon-Sat:10 am-4 pmOwned and Operated by The Shelter for Abused Women & Children ~ naplesshelter.org Make a Connection Become an Options Volunteer! CELEBRITY EXTRALimitless film to continue on TV BY CINDY ELAVSKYQ: My sister told me that Bradley Cooper is going to star in a network TV show, but I told her that cant be true, because he has a huge movie career. Bobby S., Fresno, CaliforniaA: Thats mostly true. CBS has picked up the drama series Limitless, which is a continuation of the hit 2001 movie that starred Bradley in the lead role of Eddie Mora. Bradley does appear in the pilot episode, reprising his movie role, and will recur throughout the season as his schedule permits. This is a new show I definitely plan to keep an eye on. Q: Nooo! I read that Fox canceled The Mindy Project. Please tell me this isnt true. Nina D., via emailA: Its true, however, it isnt the end for Mindy. Hulu announce in mid-May that it has ordered a 26-episode season four of the critically acclaimed series, to air exclusively on hulu.com. A premiere date for the fourth season has yet to be announced. Q: I have never written to a reporter in my 77 years on Earth. I simply enjoy your column each and every Sunday in our local Florida paper. I felt compelled to write you because my new favorite guilty pleasure is Battle Creek, which I hear is already canceled. Every character had a unique role, and the way Russ (played by Dean Winters) and Milt (Josh Duhamel) interact is hilarious. Thank you for reading this. Rosemarie C., via emailA: Youd think that with the likes of Kal Penn, Candice Bergen and Patton Oswalt also involved, the show would be a shoo-in for a second-season pickup. The renewal gods are a strange lot, and it sometimes just comes down to timing. Perhaps if Battle Creek had premiered in the summer on a network like TNT or FX networks that are known for nurturing and taking time with their new shows it would have had more of a chance. Readers: Here are the Fox shows that have been renewed and canceled, starting with the renewed shows: Bobs Burgers, Bones, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Empire, Family Guy, Gotham, Hells Kitchen, MasterChef, MasterChef Junior, New Girl, The Last Man on Earth, The Simpsons, Sleepy Hollow, So You Think You Can Dance and Worlds Funniest Fails. TV shows that have either ended their run or been canceled include: American Idol (after season 15, which begins January 2016), Backstrom, The Following (although it is being shopped elsewhere), Gang Related, Glee, Gracepoint, Kitchen Nightmares, The Mindy Project (see Hulu announcement above), Mulaney, Red Band Society, Utopia and Weird Loners. Write to Cindy at King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475; or email her at letters@ cindyelavsky.com.Bradley Cooper BCBG MAX AZRIA CAROLINA HERRERA U LITZER MICHAEL KORS ST. JOHN TORY O USE BLACK MARKET ARMANI BCBG MA X A HERRERA CHANEL LILLY PULITZER T JOHN TORY BURCH WHITE HOUSE BLAC K I BCBG MAX AZRIA CAROLINA HERRERA U LITZER MICHAEL KORS ST. JOHN TORY O USE BLACK MARKET ARMANI BCBG MA X BCBG MAX AZRIA CAROLINA HERRERA U LITZER MICHAEL KORS ST. JOHN TORY O USE BLACK MARKET ARMANI BCBG MA X A HERRERA CHANEL LILLY PULITZER T JOHN TORY BURCH WHITE HOUSE BLAC K I BCBG MAX AZRIA CAROLINA HERRERA U LITZER MICHAEL KORS ST. JOHN TORY O USE BLACK MARKET ARMANI BCBG MA X A HERRERA CHANEL LILLY PULITZER T JOHN TORY BURCH WHITE HOUSE BLAC K I BCBG MAX AZRIA CAROLINA HERRERA FULL Showroom of Fine FurnitureCentrally Located Just Off U.S. 41933 Creech Road, Suite 7 Naples, Florida 34103(in the Seabreeze Plaza)239.263.8400Our racks are packed with casual to couture including: Akris, Armani, BCBG Max Azria, Cache, Carolina Herrera, Chanel, Eileen Fisher, Escada, Lilly Pulitzer, Michael Kors, St. John and Tory Burch Owned and operated by Gregg Sari. Fashionable Furniture!INVENTORY CHANGING WEEKLY! BOUTIQUE AND FINE CONSIGNMENT Our furniture room is PACKED with Summer Hours: Tues 11-5, Wed 11-6, Thur, Fri Sat 11-5 WINE DOWN WEDNESDAYS! Shop late and enjoy a glass of wine while you shop!Appointments Preferred Drop-Offs WelcomeDesigner Clothing and Fine Furs! Come in Weekly Your #1 Stop for One-of-a-Kind Treasures! LAVENDER SPA & BODY PRODUCTS e Village on Venetian Bay 4350 Gulf Shore Boulevard Suite 608, Naples 239.331.7112 eLavenderOnline.com 20% OFFYour Next PurchaseGood rough June 30, 2015 e Only United States Store Dedicated to the True Lavender Products of Provence 5 5 Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comwww.facebook.com/FloridaWeeklyNewspapersTHERES A LOT TO LIKE
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 Margarita Mondays! $4 Margaritaville Margaritas ALL DAY! Taco Tuesday! 3pm-Close Two of our famous sh tacos with a side of cool black bean and rice salad for $9.95! $3.50 Dos Equis Amber Drafts $5 Margaritaville Silver Tequila Shots Wednesday Hump Day Happy Hour! Happy Hour Drink prices ALL DAY! Thirsty Thursdays! $10 Domestic Draft Pitchers ALL DAY!(239) 530-2225 489 Bayfront Place, Naples, FLNEW SpecialsNEW SUMMER HOURS starting Monday June 1st! Mon-Thurs 3pm-Close Fri-Sun 11am-Close SAVE THE DATE Climb aboard the Naples Princess for an evening of festivities in support of mental health with the Young Executives of the David Lawrence Center from 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, June 11. All are welcome. The cruise along Naples Bay will feature music, hors doeuvres, drinks and, of course, sunset. Casual red, white and nautical blue attire is encouraged. Tickets are $50 the day of the event or $40 in advance at davidlawrencecenter.org. The Womens Fund of Southwest Florida holds the SMART Party 2.0 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18, in the Richlin International showroom at Miromar Design Center. The funds programs promote womens economic security and help fight the sale of children for sex in Southwest Florida. The SMART Party utilizes a software platform to facilitate real-time participation from guests live and online. All guests, ticket holders and virtual registrants receive a personal fundraising page that can be shared with their networks on any device. Guests can watch the fundraising and social media activity grow and realize the power of their collective effort. Prizes will be given to the most active guests throughout the event. For more information and to learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit womensfundflorida.org and click on Events. The third annual Castles for Kids sand-sculpting contest to benefit Golisano Childrens Museum of Florida takes place Wednesday, Aug. 12, at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort. Teams of five (one adult, four children) can sign up now for the day that also includes live entertainment, activities with Coach B Aquatics, lunch and sand buckets and shovels for the children. Registration is $125 for Cmon members, $150 for others. For contest details and information about sponsorship opportunities, call Cmon at 514-0084 or visit cmon.org. The 25th annual Sand Dollar Awards gala hosted by the Collier Building Industry Association takes place Saturday, Sept. 26, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. The silver anniversary theme is Vintage Grace & Glamour. The evening begins at 6 p.m. and includes cocktails and dinner. Tickets are $150. For reservations or more information, including details about various sponsorship opportunities, call 436-6100 or visit cbia.net. Physician Led Access Network of Collier County hosts a Swanky Speakeasy evening of fun Saturday, Oct. 17, at an as yet undisclosed location (youll need a password, too). The night includes professional regulation casino-style gaming as well as music, food, drink and a silent auction. Numerous sponsorship opportunities are available starting at $1,000. For information, call 776-3016 or visit plancc. org. Humane Society Naples holds its 17th annual Tea & Fashion Show from 1:30-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. This years theme is Matinee at the Movies. For information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities, call 643-1555, ext. 18, or email events@ hsnaples.org. The seventh annual Naples International Film Festival is set for Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 5-8. The red
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CUISINE NEWSCalling young chefs: Contest seeks healthy snacks BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.comGot a little chef working on his pate brisee? The Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services is holding a competition for healthy snacks created by young chefs in grades 4-12. Entries will be divided into grades 4-5, grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. Original recipes that can be prepared in no more than 45 minutes must contain one fresh, Florida-grown fruit or vegetable and provide four servings. Here are some tips for creating a healthy snacks recipe: Keep portion size in mind. Snacks should not replace a meal. Include at least two food groups, with fruits/vegetables making up the majority of ingredients. If using foods from the grains group, choose whole grains such as whole-wheat flour, whole-grain bread, whole-wheat cereal, brown rice or quinoa. If using foods from the dairy group such as milk, yogurt or cheese in your recipe, choose either the fat-free or low-fat version. Limit the amount of or do not use added sugars in your recipe. Limit the amount of fat in your recipe and choose healthy fats such as nuts, seeds, peanut butter and avocados if possible. Consider baking, broiling or grilling your snack instead of frying. Skip or limit the breading. The deadline for entry is midnight Sept. 13. Finalists will be chosen for regional competitions in October and November. High school students who win first place in the regional competition will continue to the state cook-off in Tampa on Feb. 6, 2016. The state champion will win a $500 Publix gift card and the title of 2015-16 Fresh for Florida Kids Student Chef. For an entry form and complete contest rules, visit freshfromflorida.com/cookoff. Take note Rusty Bucket in Mercato has added a few menu items and specials to its lineup, including buffalo chicken pizza and a Full of Baloney sandwich, which featured thinly sliced and griddled beef bologna stacked with American cheese, red onion and yellow mustard. Additionally, guests can enjoy taco salad on Tuesdays and spaghetti and meatballs on Thursday. Call 260-4152 or visit myrustybucket.com. Cru Night, which spotlights one rare Italian wine in select restaurants across the country, takes place Wednesday, June 10. The only restaurant in Southwest Florida that will pour the top red wine from one of Sicilys leading estates, the Rosso del Conte from Tasca dAlmerita, is Osteria Tulia in Naples. Guest sommelier Marcello Palazzi from Winebow will pour the Rosso del Conte from a 3ml or 750ml bottle to accompany a two-course meal of arancine with sugo, English peas and mozzarella, and spiedini of beef tenderloin with provolone, local chard, oregano potatoes and salmoriglio. The $50 cost includes one glass of wine. For reservations, call 213-2073 or visit tulianaples.com. Vergina has introduced a customer loyalty program that includes cash-back bonuses, birthday and anniversary gifts, referral gifts and more. Call 659-7008 or visit verginarestaurant.com. Chez Boet in Crayton Cove is closed for the month. Call 643-6177 or visit chezboetnaples.com. Three60 Market has Pasta Tuesday each week through August, when diners can enjoy a Chefs Choice selection, buy-one-get-one ravioli dishes or take home three bags of homemade pasta for $25. 2891 Bayview Drive. Call 732-7331 or visit three60market.com. To celebrate 15 years in Naples, USS Nemo offers a complimentary appetizer and glass of wine or beverage with the purchase of an entre. 3745 Tamiami Trail. Reservations recommended. Call 261-6366 or visit ussnemorestaurant.com. Barbatella is offering several summer specials, including a three-course dinner for $21.50. Also available is a community dining experience every Friday night, where diners are served family-style with other guests. The $35 meal includes appetizer, Italian-style timbale, dessert and a glass of house wine. 1290 Third St. S. Call 263-1955 or visit barbatellanaples.com. Whole Foods Market in Mercato has a whole lot going on for foodies this summer, including: Uncorked Friday Wine tasting from 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 5; $10, with proceeds to benefit Collier Child Care Resources. Artisan charcuterie tasting 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 6; free. Toddler Thursday 9-9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 11; free. Moms and kids can learn to make raw and vegan bites. Pint Night 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 12; free. Try a sip of the featured beer, Saint Arnold Santo, at the High Tide Bar. Teens & Tweens in the Kitchen 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 17; free. A hands-on class for teens and tweens about how to make the perfect portable salad. For more information, including a complete schedule of store tastings, classes and other events, visit wholefoodsmarket.com. Want to work on your skills in the kitchen? Here are some cooking classes on the front burner: The Good Life of Naples, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4663 or goodlifenaples. com Fast & Healthy: Saturday, June 6 ($50); Sushi: Friday, June 12 ($55); Vegetarian Cuisine: Thursday, June 18 ($55); Fourth of July Favorites: Wednesday, July 1 ($55); Beef Grazed to Perfection: Friday, July 3 ($65); Flavors of Thailand: Thursday, July 9 ($60); Florida Seafood: Wednesday, July 15 ($65) Sur La Table, 9501 Strada Place, Mercato; 598-1463 or surlatable.com Essence of Tuscany: Friday, June 5 ($69); Date Night A Taste of Morocco: Friday, June 5 ($69); Croissant Workshop: Saturday, June 6 ($69); Incredible Indian Flavors: Saturday, June 6 ($69); Date Night Sumptuous Italian Supper: Saturday, June 6 ($69); Vietnamese at Home: Sunday, June 7 ($69); Sizzling Summer Grilling: Sunday, June 7 ($79); Savory Summer Meals: Monday, June 8 ($69); Fresh Summer Pastas: Tuesday, June 9 ($69); Fresh Summer Pastas: Tuesday, June 9 ($69); Sizzling Summer Grilling: Wednesday, June 10 ($69); Savoring the South of France: Wednesday, June 10 ($69). Email food and dining news to Lindsey Nesmith at email@example.com. A grilled bologna sandwich is one of the newest additions to the menu at the Rusty Bucket in Mercato.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 C29 THE DISH The Dish: New England Lobster Roll The Price: $18 The Place: The Boathouse 990 Broad Ave. S., Naples 643-2235 The Full Menu: naplesboathouse.com The Details: Id been hearing about the lobster rolls at The Boathouse for some time and finally had the opportunity to try one myself one evening last week. I convinced my dining companion to order one, too, only she had hers with a side salad (crisp and perfectly chilled, lightly dressed with oil and vinegar), while I opted for the potato wedges (not as photogenic, but soft and fluffy inside and just crispy enough on the outside perfect, take my word). The main attraction lobster rolls were beyond our expectations: chunked lobster meat gently tossed with mayo and a hint of celery and heaped on a warm, fresh baguette. Plain and simple. Exactly how a lobster roll should be. One More Thing: There are other ways to enjoy lobster at The Boathouse as well, including a whole Maine lobster or just the tail (market price), lobster bisque in a cup or bowl ($7 and $10) and lobster mac n cheese ($28). I see a return visit soon, especially since a trip to New England isnt on my itinerary this summer. Cindy Pierce firstname.lastname@example.org BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 BBQ and Outdoor DJ until 2:30pm Rick Howard & the Speedbumps on the inside stage from 2pm-5pm Cruise-in featuring cars from the Cool Cruisers of Southwest Florida Car Club BIG Giveaways for Dads Check Out The Alamo Next Door! FOR RESERVATIONS, CALL 239 5375 Hibiscus Drive, Naples, FL 34113 Located o Rattlesnake Hammock Road, 1 mile East of U.S. 41OPEN DAILY FOR LUNCH AND DINNERMON-SAT: LUNCH 11AM-4PM DINNER 4PM-9PM SUNDAY: BREAKFAST 8AM-1PM LUNCH 11AM-4PM CLOSED SUNDAY NIGHT e Best in Fresh Seafood, Steaks,Veal and Chops! LIVE MAINE LOBSTER $1895Entrees include soup or fresh garden salad, choice of potato & fresh vegetableCOMPLETE DINNER SIGN UP FOR A CHANCE TO WIN EACH TIME YOU HAVE LUNCH OR DINNER THOUGH THE SUMMER SEASONBI-WEEKLY DRAWING: $50 GIFT CARDS LABOR DAY: GRAND PRIZE DRAWING $500.00 DAILY LUNCH AND DINNER SPECIALS HAPPY HOUR PRICES 11 AM TILL 7 PM Rain or shine, day and night, we continue to have the hospitality cart bringing you from the parking lot to the front. THERE IS NO OTHER SERVICE LIKE THIS IN NAPLES. VINOWhats up with Washington?A typical wine lovers vacation usually involves traveling to some vineyard region and spending a few days wandering (or stumbling) from one tasting room to another. Fortunately, most winegrowing regions are set up to allow you to do just that. Most, but not all. Napa Valley is set up like this. Just get on Route 29 in the city of Napa and make your way north. The wineries are as close together as mini-mansions on Bonita Beach, and you can hit a whole bunch of them each day. Sonoma not so much. Its more rural, and you need to drive a bit more, so its important to be judicious in your consumption. Oregon wineries are close together for the most part. In the Willamette area, many wineries are on a main road, and travelling from one to the other isnt all that tough. Then theres Washington State. The good news is that the area is producing a lot of very satisfying value wines, mostly reds and a few Rieslings. In fact, the state is second in wine production after California. The bad news is that the wineries are all way out in the eastern part of the state over the Cascade Mountains, while the tasting rooms are in the big cities in the west close to the Pacific. Too bad, because part of wine appreciation is drinking it where its made, and tasting rooms in some downtown area just dont have the same charm. The Columbia Valley and the several vineyard regions around it (Walla Walla, Horse Heaven Hills, Rattlesnake Hills, etc.) get about eight inches of rain a year, which makes irrigation absolutely vital. Theres lots of sun in the summer, and early onset of cold weather. Its a terrible place to grow anything except apples and wine grapes. Plus, the area is vast. The Columbia Valley appellation alone covers almost half the state, and some of it spills over into Oregon. So there are hotels and restaurants, a wine tourism industry and almost 700 registered wineries. The biggest drawback is that its a heck of a drive to get out there. It may not be worth the trip to eastern Washington, but the states wines are definitely worth a trip to the supermarket or your favorite store. First of all, in addition to some nice Chardonnays and elegant Rieslings, the areas long suit is big, mouthwatering reds. They grow more than 80 types of grapes up there, but you should look mainly for cabernet sauvignon, syrah and (if you can find them) wines made from cabernet franc and even nebbiolo, which is the primary grape in the big expensive barolos from northern Italy. There are two big names in Washington wines: one is Chateau Ste. Michelle, and the other is Columbia Crest. Both of them make wines in several price ranges (starting around $5-$6), but the ones you should look for are these: Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Theres a chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon. Theyre both terrific and cost under $13 a bottle. WW 89-90 Columbia Crest Grand Estates and Horse Heaven Hills Both these labels offer excellent quality. The H3 style has an excellent cabernet and a red blend called Les Chevaux which is big, bold and fruity. There are other wines from the region that are well worth sampling, but my best discovery comes from the Milbrandt family. Butch Milbrandt is doing some great things with cabernet sauvignon and the other big red varietals and putting them out at under $15 a bottle. Milbrandt Merlot Wahluke Slope The Estates 2010 Darker than most Merlots, it has a soft, plush edge, nicely structured with aromas of cocoa, cassis and plums. Taste carefully and you might get a hint of maple and vanilla. WW 92 Milbrandt Brothers Blend 2011 I guess only the brothers know whats in the bottle the blend must be a family secret. But there are nice aromas of fresh blueberry, cherry, plum and vanilla. On the palate, youll get some dark berry, cocoa and vanilla. WW 92-93. When shopping for Milbrandt wines, look for the Traditions series at around $12-$14. Note: The WW in front of the point scores stands for Wine Whisperer. These are ratings I assign based on the sample done by myself and some of my very knowledgeable wine buddies. Jerry Greenfield is The Wine Whisperer. He is creative director of Greenfield Advertising Group and his new book, Secrets of the Wine Whisperer, is now available through his website or on Amazon. Read more about wine at winewhisperer.com w i d c v jerry GREENFIELDvino@floridaweekly.com Jerry Greenfield and Butch Milbrandt
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 4-10, 2015 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 700 Fifth Avenue South Naples, Florida 34102 Reservations 239.659.7008 VerginaRestaurant.com Like us on Facebook @VerginaRestaurantNaples lunch menuHealthy Mediterranean Food$10.95Per PersonMain Course and Soda, Coffee or Iced Tea Served Daily 11:30am-3:00pm 15% OFFCannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Expires 6/30/15. Bring in or scan coupon on your cell phone.REGULAR LUNCH & DINNER MENUon Food & Beverage CUISINEMeet the executive chef at CJs on the BayName: Laura Owen Position: Executive chef, CJs on the Bay Culinary training: Culinary Institute of America, Class of 92 How long have you held your current position? I accepted the position of executive chef at Bayview Restaurant on Marco Island in June 2007. The following March, the restaurant was sold to Curt and Jacquie Koon and subsequently was renamed CJs on the Bay. I was promoted to executive chef and restaurant manager in the fall of 2009. Did you grow up in a family where food was important? My parents have always enjoyed food and cooking. I have wonderful memories of their Gourmet Group dinners where each couple would cook a course from a predetermined menu. The most distinct memory is of the evening my parents hosted the dinner and were tasked with preparing roast suckling pig. Who was the main cook in your family? Mom did most of the cooking and she was pretty darn good at it. Were there other people in your life who inspired you to want to become a chef and, if so, who were they? My godfather, Myles Anderson, loves to cook and showed me how to make my first hollandaise when I was 13. He now co-owns Walla Walla Vintners. My maternal grandmother was a good cook as well. Watching Julia Child on The French Chef when I was young was also an inspiration to me. When did you realize you wanted to be a chef? When I was a senior in high school, my mother said she would send me to France to go to cooking school (I had had three years of French). I laughed it off and ended up at the University of Georgia on a music scholarship. My time at UGA was invaluable. However, instead of earning my degree there, I went on to the CIA. I knew the first day on campus I was exactly where I needed to be. Culinary school was rigorous, exhilarating, challenging and fun. Where else have you worked? My very first job was at Wendys. I also worked at a Morrisons Cafeteria and Bennigans in Athens, Ga. Following graduation from the CIA, I moved to Atlanta and worked at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, mostly in the banquet department. I moved to Naples in September 1993 to be the food and beverage coordinator at Naples National Golf Club. In January 1995, I began working for Peter Marek at Mareks Collier House on Marco Island and was there for almost nine years as the chefs right hand (wo)man. This time was heady with learning about cooking, ordering, loyalty and dedication. In October 2004, I helped open at Caf Lurcat in Naples and was a sous chef there for four years. Can you describe your style of cooking? I rely heavily on comfort food and seasonal ingredients. I believe in using the best ingredients and handling them with care and respect. Can you describe the concept of CJs on the Bay? Our menu is designed to have something for everyone, whether you are boating, stopping by for happy hour, bringing friends and family for dinner or celebrating a special day. How do you approach creating dishes/menus? My approach is to gather ingredients that are at their peak and prepare them in a way that lets them shine. What are your favorite dishes on the current menu? What makes them special? On our current menu, I especially like the crab cakes. The recipe is as close to my grandmothers as I can get. I also very much like our tuna tartare, Nioise salad, shrimp and angel hair pasta and pork chop with redeye barbecue sauce. What seem to be the favorites among your clientele? Our best-selling item is our crispy calamari. The fresh Catch of the Day and Rum Butter Mahi Mahi are also very popular. Who in the culinary world do you admire and why? I have great admiration for Julia Child. She was a trailblazer, headstrong and loved life. My mentor is and always will be Peter Marek. He taught me so much and is still someone I turn to for advice, both professionally and personally. With so many people now following special diets vegetarian, vegan, low-salt, gluten free how do you handle these in your restaurant? We have an allergy guide as a resource that assists in making a menu choice as it relates to each of the eight major allergens. If a guest has special dietary needs, either I or our sous chef will consult with them to find a meal that will satisfy their needs. Besides cooking, what are some of your other interests or hobbies? I just went kayaking for the first time and now want to make that my hobby. Otherwise, I enjoy reading cookbooks and cooking magazines. I love the Naples Botanical Garden and CollierSeminole State Park. They are my go-to places when I need to re-center. Where do you like to go for a meal when you have a night off? I have several favorite local restaurants: The Local, Eurasia, Campiello and Margaritas on Marco. I also have a list of places I need to try: Osteria Tulia, The Continental, Sea Salt and La Tavola. VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYLaura Owen karen FELDMANcuisine@floridaweekly.com CJs on the Bay>> Where: In the Esplanade Shoppes at 740 N. Collier Blvd., overlooking Smokehouse Bay on Marco Island >> Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily >> Info: 389-4511 or cjsonthebay.com
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