Florida Weekly writers and designers won nine awards in the 2015 Society of Professional Journalists Sunshine State Awards competition. The awards were announced Aug. 14 at the SPJ annual conference in Miami. The contest is open to all professional print, broadcast and online journalists in the state of Florida. Were honored that our peers feel our work is among the best in Florida, says Jeffrey Cull, Florida Weekly co-founder and executive editor. Staff writer Evan Williams won five awards for features reporting, health and science writing, community news and news reporting. Columnist and staff writer Roger Williams won three awards for breaking news story, elections reporting and profile writing. For the second year, Presentation Editor Eric Raddatz, won for art/ photo illustration. And a compilation of work by Athena Ponushis, Nanci Theoret, Roger Williams and Evan Williams won for elections reporting. Ms. Ponushis, the SPJ 2014 Florida Journalist of the Year, also won for hardship reporting. With nine awards, Florida Weekly led all Southwest Florida newspapers in the competition and trailed only the Palm Beach Post, Miami Herald, Tampa Bay Times, Sun Sentinel and Sarasota Herald-Tribune statewide. The News-Press earned six awards.Florida Weekly is locally owned and publishes newspapers in Greater Fort Myers, Greater Naples, Bonita Springs, Charlotte County and Palm Beach County with a combined weekly readership of more than 200,000. OR YOUNGER FLORIDIANS WHO AIM TO farm today a moment in American time when roughly 50 percent of our fruits and 35 percent of our vegetables are imported, along with a significant amount of beef the path to the future can fork suddenly, just as it did for Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. A cornfield scarecrow told her she could go either way, or even both ways. In a nation where the average age of farmers has risen to about 60, an alarming trend in the eyes of some farmers and officials, the newest crop of food producers may also have two distinct choices in taking up their callings: farm big or farm small. Florida Weekly wins nine journalism awardsSouth Florida farmers path to future changingAs a farmer, I get to dabble in biology, botany, animal husbandry, ecology, along with the arts of writer, poet, dancer and artist. Millisa De Choch, farmerFBY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com SEE FARMING, A8 Vol. VIII, No. 2 FREE www.FloridaWeekly.com INSIDEWEEK OF APRIL 23-29, 2014 Harley-Davidson partyAnd more society snapshots around town. C28-32 Hes the BozScaggs set to play BB Mann Hall. C1 Ready for summerBusinesses prepare for the impending slowdown. B1 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store.Morning JoeArt and activism collide. A26 DESPITE THE FACT THAT WERE BECOMING A MORE VISUAL SOCIETY, READing is still fundamental. Without the ability to read and comprehend what youve read you cant fill out a tax form, an employment form, a doctors form or even a school permission slip for your kids. You cant read a menu. You cant read a map or street signs. You cant read the names of stores, nor can you read grocery signs or ingredients on packaged goods. You cant read this newspaper. You cant read to your kids.PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY ERIC RADDATZ / FLORIDA WEEKLYIts going to be a busy summer at the cinema. Among other things, Earth will be taken over by Godzilla, Transformers and Apes; SpiderMan, X-Men and Hercules will be our heroes; Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel will show us a sex tape; and Seth MacFarlane will demonstrate a million ways to die in the old west. Here are my predictions and presumptions about the next four months at the movies (release dates in parenthesis). Most pressure to succeed: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (May 2) With word that the filmmakers are already planning part three and spinoffs based on the series Sinister Six villains, I think its safe to say a lot of peopleHow summer will shape up at the moviesBY DAN HUDAK Florida Weekly Film Critic Southwest Florida Community Foundation launches project to assist regional organizationsBY NANCY STETSON NSTETSON@FLORIDAWEEKLY.COMSEE LITERACY, A8 SEE SUMMER MOVIES, C4 Its g o Am on g by God zi Man, X -M Cameron D a sex tape; strate a mil li BY D A Flo rid a W The Amazing SpiderMan 2 may have the most pressure to succeed this summer. N e w c o m e r s SO U THWEST FLORI DA 2015 NEWCOMERS GUIDE TO LEE COLLIER AND CHARLOTTE COUNTIES 2015 Vol. VIII, No. 31 FREE INSIDEWEEK OF NOVEMBER 19-25, 2014 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. COMMENTARY A2 OPINION A4 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A13 BLUE CHIP AWARDS A20 HEALTHY LIVING A36-37 PETS A38 BUSINESS B1 REAL ESTATE B8 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6-9 SOCIETY C25-29 CUISINE C31 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Newcomers guideEverything you need to know to get around. INSIDE Hospital foodConcocting tasty, healthy choices. A24 www.FloridaWeekly.comLendings slow returnMortgage industry on the mend. B1 Distinguished CitizenAnd more society shots around town. C25-28 worlds apartmars and earth may be IBut our time to travel there is getting nearby evan williams firstname.lastname@example.orgFood Chains, on Coalition of Immokalee Workers opens Thanksgiving Day TS EASY TO FORGET HOW POWERFUL THE OBSESsions of childhood can be. Years later those dreams might seem as distant as Mars, at this writing about 162.6 million miles from Earth. Lennart Lopin has already closed that gap when it comes to recalling just how badly he wanted to leave the earth as a boy after finding an outdated Star Wars toy catalogue at a store in Austria where he grew up. It sparked a desire that resulted in his attempt to commune with aliens via meditation when he was 7 19 6 7 NUMBER OF FLORIDIANS IN CONSIDERATION TO BE THE FIRST TO MAKE THE TRIP TO MARS ESTIMATED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IT WILL COST TO TAKE THE FIRST TRIP TO MARS AMOUNT OF MONTHS IT IS ESTIMATED IT WILL TAKE TO GET TO MARS IT I S E W WI W W LL T AK K K E TO MA RS INSIDE A look at the Floridians who are planning a mission to Mars SEE MARS, A8 RENDERING ON TOP BY MARS ONE; PHOTOS OF MARS, SPACEMAN AND EARTH FROM NASA; PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY ERIC RADDATZ / FLORIDA WEEKL Y Mars Earth Food Chains, an expose about Americas farmworkers that focuses on the intrepid, highly lauded Coalition of Immokalee Workers, opens in theaters nationwide and via iTunes on Friday, Nov. 21. The film will be released on VOD starting Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27. Food Chains highlights myriad problems still present in the agriculture system and how big conglomerates at the top reap huge profits the expense of those at the other end: the farmworkers. The documentary stars Eva Longoria and Eric Schlosser, who are also executive producers, and is directed by Sanjay Rawal. Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker narrates the English version; the Spanish language version is voiced by the Academy Award-nominated actor Demian Bichir along withSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________SEE FOOD CHAINS, A12 Vol. VIII, No. 10 FREE INSIDEWEEK OF JUNE 18-24, 2014 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. As the rainy season approaches in Southwest Florida, its only a matter of time before mosquitoes follow. Will the bloodsuckers bring another dengue fever outbreak like the one last summer that sickened 21 people with fever and joint pain in Martin County? Only time will tell, but two Florida Gulf Coast University researchers have patented a potential treatment for the illness and are leading the charge toward a vaccine against the mosquito-borne virus that infects hundreds of millions of people around the world each year. Professors Sharon Isern and Scott Michael, virologists who teach in the Department of Biological Sciences, discovered a way to inhibit the virus from infecting new cells by attaching a small protein, or peptide, to the pathogen. The peptide can be easily incorporated in The true southern watermelon is a boon apart and not to be mentioned with commoner things. It is chief of the worlds luxuries, king by the grace of God over all the fruits of the earth. When one has tasted it, he knows what the angels eat. Mark Twain, Puddnhead WilsonR. TWAIN, IT TURNS OUT, IS AMONG a legion of Americans who have unabashedly declared their devotion to the watermelon. The humble watermelon without the water, its an ordinary melon is a Superman of the fruit world (some argue adamantly that its a vegetable). Loaded with vitamins A and C and fiber, its even nice enough to offer a rind to hold ontoResearchers patent potential treatment for dengue fever, work on vaccineBY DREW STERWALDSpecial to Florida Weekly BY NANCI THEORETntheoret@ oridaweekly.com COMMENTARY A2 OPINION A4 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A12 ANTIQUES A15 HEALTHY LIVING A32-33 PETS A34 BUSINESS B1 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6-7 SOCIETY C21-24 CUISINE C27 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 SEE DENGUE, A19 Rotary awardsAnd more society shots around town. C21-24 Big bad mommaThe woman behind Gypsy. C1 Finding workUnemployment outlook keeps improving. 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Acres of watermelons harvested in Florida Watermelon dishes. >> A10 SOURCE: FLORIDA DEPT. OF AGRICULTUREPHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY ERIC RADDATZ / FLORIDA WEEKLYISERN MICHAEL SPJ award-winning Florida Weekly issues. Above: Florida farmers Millisa and Santiago De Choch pose for our cover paying homage to the painting American Gothic.PHOTO BY VANDY MAJOR; PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY ERIC RADDATZ / FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. VII, No. 44 FREEWEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2015 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2015 Bring Your Highest Expectations LIVINGSTON ROADPINE RIDGE ROAD EXIT 107WHIPPORWILL LANE N From the high $300s $600s COMMENTARYThe case for American women Lets start with what we know: There is no such thing as equality. You and I, for example, are never going to be equal. Theres a good chance that I am both uglier and more cheerful than you are, and you are both smarter and more practical than I am, although usually not at the same time (it depends on the challenges of the moment).Theres a 49 percent chance that I walk around with a third leg and a Y chromosome affecting my judgment, and you dont.Theres a 98 percent chance that I am older than everybody under 60, and an 8 percent chance that I am wiser than 75 percent of them. Confusing, I know. So what are we going to do about these brain-freezing inequalities, in a nation where all men are created equal?As your personal saddle burr and weekly columnist, I recommend this: We do what we always do at any Saturday night dance.We grin rakishly. We mutter, Oh, what the hell, and shrug stoically you keep your toes away from my big feet on the dance floor to avoid injury and possible hospitalization and we proceed to Enjoy with a capital E (but not for Equality). So were not equal, big deal. I couldnt care less. Lets dance. But not being equal and we are not is not the same thing as not having equal rights and opportunities. And we still do not. Suddenly, the deal gets a little bigger. And I do care. For six decades now, the same damn question has plagued my life: Whos the second-class citizen, and why? Who isnt sitting at my American table and getting results the same results I get when they say, Please pass the meat and potatoes? Please pass the peas and corn and the apple pie? Back in the Paleolithic when I was very young, it was the Coloreds (and various others, of course). They had no seat at the table, so I got the meat and potatoes and they finally got Brown vs. the Board of Education of Topeka (1954), outlawing schools separated by race. Then it was the Negroes (among others, including women). I got the peas and corn and they got the 1964 Civil Rights Act (99 years after the Civil War ended), outlawing discrimination in housing, in the workplace and everywhere else. Free at last? Can I sit down now and have some pie? Sorry, pal, not quite so fast. Not if youre black or a woman or both. So I got the apple pie and they got no Equal Rights Amendment (in the case of women). But somebody passed them Roe v. Wade and affirmative action, and they all got that a dessert course, if you will, that was more or less the equivalent of half-a-piece of the All American pie. Affirmative Action gave some individuals a leg up, and it ignored equal rights except as a distant goal, which we still havent reached. It used inequality to promote equality in the eyes of the law. But using the ends to justify the means is risky business. The right course, the better course, is this: Treat every single citizen as if he or she were you or me. Its the course of action each business owner, each voter, each military commander, each public servant or private entrepreneur or administrator or teacher must take beginning this week: Set an equal place at the table. Do it on the job. If youre a boss and you employ women who arent being paid as much as the men, change that now. You call yourself an American, dont you? Do it at home. Do it during the day and through the night, then get up and do it again.This isnt a partisan issue. It isnt a contest between liberals and conservatives, or left and right, or Democrats and Republicans, although its frequently cast that way. It isnt even a contest between men and women but thats arguable, with good reasons on both sides. Instead, I see it as a contest between damned Yankees between the angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other. Or put another way, its a contest between what we do as Americans and what we should do as Americans. In the case of women, never have the oppressed been so comfortable. They can vote and some remain alive who were born when they couldnt, before 1920. They can work wherever they can qualify to do a job, like African Americans can now. And in spite of the continuing efforts of some self-righteous moralists who wish to regulate by law what women do, they can choose whether or not to get pregnant, and whether or not to have babies. But their comfort and freedom (relative to the past) in no way diminishes the injustice that continues to be done to women in American society. For example, women working today are paid about 80 percent as much as men. Theres no American excuse for that. That said, its also true that well-educated, urban working women do as well or better than their male counterparts. Those statistics represent realities that are inarguable and it doesnt matter whether youre a Republican, a Democrat, a member of the Green Party, a Christian, a Jew or a Muslim. What is also inarguable is that such a condition is wrong, by American standard principles. All men are created equal, including women and child-men, or children. The more passionately we embrace that notion, the more thoroughly we become Americans. A version of this column first ran in June 2013. c e s roger WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2015 Donald the whinerDonald Trump is given to superlatives, so lets do him the honor of pronouncing him the most fabulous whiner in all of American politics. By Trumps own account, hes the baddest, smartest thing going, except if you ask him a challenging question, in which case he kicks and screams and demands to know how anyone could treat him so unfairly. Trump followed up his shaky-at-best performance at the first Republican candidate debate, hosted by Fox News, with days complaining that he hadnt been afforded the respect he deserves. According to Mr. Trump, hell bring Vladimir Putin to heel. Hell make Mexico pay for a border fence. Hell take the Middle Easts oil. Assuming, that is, no one says a discouraging word to him. Then hell lose it. The mogul did indeed get a series of tough questions from the Fox debate moderators (disclosure: Im a Fox News contributor). But Mr. Trump, as Mr. Trump always reminds us, is leading in all the polls. It is not unusual indeed, it is to be expected that a front-runner gets more scrutiny than the also-rans. Fox anchor Megyn Kelly asked him about how he would respond to inevitable attacks from Hillary Clinton in a general election over his crass insults of women through the years. This set Mr. Trump off, but does anyone think if, say, Jeb Bush had ever called woman a pig or a dog, he wouldnt get asked about it, too? Mr. Trump handled the ensuing flap with his typical aplomb and class, which is to say he flailed about wildly and hurled witless insults. He denied that he said the things Ms. Kelly alleged he had, even though he did. He called Ms. Kelly an overrated lightweight. Finally, he bizarrely said that there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever. When this was interpreted as a reference to her menstrual cycle, Mr. Trump objected that there was no way he possibly could say something so crude all evidence to the contrary notwithstanding. He also insisted that when he said wherever, he had been about to say Ms. Kellys nose or ears, but stopped himself to get on with more important points which happened to be more insults of Ms. Kelly. For someone who prides himself on being the bold truth-teller, Mr. Trump has a penchant for trying to litigate his way out of his controversial statements. When he said a few weeks ago that John McCain wasnt a war hero, he backtracked and tried to prove that he hadnt said what he obviously had. If never complain, never explain is a good rule of life, Mr. Trump is 0 for 2. If he didnt want to be wrong-footed on the biggest stage of the campaign so far, he could have thought about what questions he might have been asked and about possible answers. This is what candidates have done before debates since time immemorial. Mr. Trump was satisfied with Plan B: to wing it and, when it didnt go to his liking, whine like a spoiled child who didnt get a pony for his birthday. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. OPINION N M i a t rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly School dazeA school in a neighborhood is like a grandfather clock. An invisible pendulum swings silently back and forth, as the minutes tick away, though the house it inhabits is still and silent. Hidden gears are at work advancing the track of time. The weight of summer starts its slow unwind, the gravity of fall waning the number of summer days. Tasks toward readiness accelerate the chimes marking the quarter intervals of the calendar. Activities increase with each measure until the schoolmaster strikes the fateful hour. The schoolhouse opens its door to returning students. The annual cycle of the school year begins. In my own neighborhood, I see the signs. Teachers and administrators are back, re-populating the middle school campus vacant since June. The parking lots are empty no more. Teachers and parents move in and out of the buildings hurriedly, carrying supplies, stacks of papers, books, their brows furrowed, all business. Workers clipping and grooming athletic fields in anticipation of the runners, ballgames, and band practices soon to start. When the new school session kicks off, it will be like the return of a pulse in the neighborhood, an infusion brought of purpose and vibrancy by the returning students. Public schools are more than citadels of learning. They are the heart and core of communities everywhere, but they are in trouble and suffer from multiple ills. The latest bad news tempering our back-to-school enthusiasm is the states shortage of teachers, a phenomenon affecting school districts across the nation. It is an issue of not enough of professional teachers to go around and gaps in the availability and number of teachers certified to teach specific subjects. Universities are producing fewer education majors so there is a smaller pool of professionals from which to recruit; every state is competing for candidates from the same pool. You would think the Sunshine State would be a magnet for teachers, given the states brand as a tropical paradise. It might work that way, all other things being equal, but they are not equal. Instead, Florida has a tough time attracting teaching talent. It known for the stinginess of its compensation, a condition exacerbated by the state also slamming the lid on job security. Legislation passed in 2011 that did away with most professional services contracts for teachers, including those with experience. Teachers who love the profession, and who would consider moving or staying here after graduation, are finding they cannot afford to take the job, especially because of the higher risk associated with lack of job security. It is a better deal financially to look elsewhere, to pursue either their chosen career or an alternative job in positions with better pay, benefits, and a more secure future. If it is cheaper to live somewhere else, which it often is, that is a deal breaker for Florida, too. The Florida Department of Education, Division of Accountability, Research, and Measurement reports teacher shortages in the areas of math, science, English/Language Arts, English for speakers of other languages (ESOL), foreign languages and reading. These subjects and others pretty much cover the whole nine yards of a core curriculum. If districts and/or schools cannot find teachers qualified and certified to teach a specific area of content, they do the next best thing. They fill the vacancies with teachers not trained to teach the subjects they teach. The Florida Department of Education opines this is happening enough that it has become a significant issue for the state and many public school systems. A substantial proportion of the states teachers overall are employed by schools to teach courses that do not have the appropriate certification, especially in the circumstance when a boatload of vacancies exist and universities are under producing teachers qualified to teach the subjects where present gaps exist. This is tantamount to a hole in a bucket where the stream of water will never fill it unless the hole is plugged. Charter schools only increase a faster drain on public resources. Teachers get a bad rap these days. It is a wonder to me anyone wants to walk into a classroom with the kinds of demands routinely made on them, much less having to deal with the sour attitude and poisonous vitriol that is ladled upon their profession. If we want to improve the availability and quality of teachers in public schools, we might start by acknowledging a simple truism: most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives. Thank you, Mrs. Barbee. You made the third grade the most important year of my life. Leslie Lilly is a native Floridian. Her professional career spans more than 25 years leading major philanthropic institutions in the South and Appalachia. She writes frequently on issues of politics, public policy and philanthropy, earning national recognition for her leadership in the charitable sector. 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Here, Florida Weekly serves as the scarecrow, looking at those choices both through their own eyes and those of older Florida farmers or agriculturalists who work with them. Down one road lie the small niche operations aimed at consumers seeking fresh local food often grown or raised with a minimum of chemical, biological or pharmaceutical assistance hotels and restaurants or their chefs. Specialty farm stands. Organic markets. The other road offers large-scale farming businesses that can produce huge quantities of food saleable in national or international markets operations requiring costly machines, high overheads and labor costs, a reliance on carefully calibrated fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides, and close attention to sometimes challenging regulations.Hanging tough in the sun and dirtI admit that on cruelly hot, sunscorching, soaking-wet days I sometimes wonder what in the hell Ive gone and gotten myself into this time, says Millisa Bell De Choch, at 39 a farmer, master gardener and beekeeper of almost 15 years experience. With her husband, Santiago De Choch, she farms on and off Pine Island on the west coast in Charlotte Harbor. This fall, theyre growing avocados, mangos, strawberry guava, blueberries, dragon fruit, passion fruit, cassava, carambola, mulberries, lemons, sweet potatoes, eggplant, bananas, roselle, an assortment of subtropical spinaches, Seminole pumpkins, Everglades tomatoes, elderberries, chayas, pigeon peas, moringas, katuk, arugula, hot peppers, luffas, yard-long beans, vegetable amaranth, and a variety of herbs, spices and medicinal plants, she says. Diversity, not specialization, is the horse they ride. On the other 90 percent of my days, however, I feel gratitude to be on this chosen path, Mrs. De Choch adds. As a farmer, I get to dabble in biology, botany, animal husbandry, ecology, along with the arts of writer, poet, dancer and artist. My business encompasses all these things in some way, shape and form. If she minded rigor, she wouldnt farm. Its not an easy life, either way (in big or small operations), and to do it you have to love the lifestyle. In agriculture, the crops or the animals dictate your schedule, says Gene McAvoy, the regional vegetable extension agent for the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences on the southwest coast, and a rancher himself. If youre young starting out, he adds, there are opportunities in agriculture. The opportunities to work for somebody have never been higher. So my advice is study agriculture. Learn the science maybe at a traditional land grant school like the University of Florida or Florida Southern. Get a degree, go to work for a company. Learn. The science of agriculture and the mechanics of sophisticated farm equipment, perhaps are themes that echo frequently across the conversations of farmers or the agriculturalists who work with them. One of the changes or evolutions of young people in farming is that they are much more science-savvy now in working with beef cattle or swine, for example, theyre much more in tune with the genetics that determine how to get a better animal, says Pam Phillipe, a 4H director in Charlotte County who grew up on a 100-acre farm in Kentucky. Education is just so important, and to get the science (of agriculture) you have to study other things, too, says Marilynn Hatcher, owner of Hatcher Mangoes in Palm Beach Countys Lantana, who, at 80, works with her grandson in a family operation that has carried on since the 1940s. In my time, I didnt get to go to college although I wanted to, she recalls. Now, she figures its a near-essential piece of the new-farmer pie. Along with toughness. Shortly after the brutal hurricanes of a decade ago, which decimated the Hatcher farm, Mrs. Hatcher lost her husband, Richard Hatcher Hed grown up on the farm, been an aircraft mechanic for more than three decades, and come back to it, carrying on the tradition of the family farm. The trees, the grove it looked like none of it would come back, she recalls of those hardest days. I was advised to forget it, to sell the property and leave. But I looked at it and said, I cant do that to the Hatchers. So for eight years she sold only what she could from remaining trees on a first-come, first-serve basis to people who signed up, and stopped by. And she hit the books, learning everything she could as she rebuilt the farm.New challengesFood production may have changed in detail and technology, but not in its essence: farming feeds humanity. And with skill, toughness and some luck, there can be significant money in it. By 2050, points out Mike Rogalsky, a spokesman for the Florida Farm Bureau Federation, some nine billion humans will live on the planet. A lot of people have eaten all their lives, but they dont know how food is produced, he says. Part of the job of the Farm Bureau is to help educate people, and part of it is to prepare young farmers for the challenges ahead not the challenges of weather, soil and produce, necessarily, but the challenges of public relations and politics. In a regional contest for Young Farmers and Ranchers between the ages of 18 and 35 held in Naples last month, participants formed committee teams, just as growers and landowners now do to voice their concerns and needs to governments and bureaucracies that help manage agriculture. Each team of four to six had to address two questions, explains Mr. Rogalsky. The first question: How could they influence state and local policy in the face of burdensome federal regulations? And question two: How can the Farm Bureau protect and encourage the ability of farmers and ranchers to use new technologies not just GPS devices on tractors, but the technologies that can genetically modify foods to make them hardier or more bountiful?The new generationSuch questions, once probably unimaginable to a man behind a plow, are now part of the life of farmers. In Florida we have 47,500 commercial farms using 9.25 million acres, Mr. Rogalsky says. The number of farms is actually up by 3,500 because there are (more niche growers) but you have a lot of family operations where there isnt a next generation, or if there is, theyre not interested in taking the family farm. In a nation where 98 percent of Americans farmed only two short centuries ago and now about 98 percent dont, the average age of farm owners appears to suggest a potential problem: an aging population of food producers with fewer young people willing to take up the life. But thats not necessarily the case, some say and from the big to the small operations, passion is a grease that keeps the wheel turning, it seems. There are a ton of young people that want to go into farming, says Paul Allen, son of a lettuce farmer and now vice president of R.C. Hatton Sugarcane and Vegetables based in Palm Beach County, with about 9,500 acres in Florida and other operations in Georgia. I have a 30-year-old son, a friend of mine has a 38-year-old, another has three or four sons. I can name plenty who are going to farm. They may have to specialize to do it. Its more of a business than what it used to be. It used to be every farmer knew the agronomic end of it. In Florida, there are not that many 30to 40-acre farms anymore. But the fact that we feed our country is one of most important things. This is a high calling, and its our challenge to feed America. So I would tell young people, dont let the darts hit you. Just stay focused if you want to be a farmer. The darts include misrepresentations about how clean and safe food production on a large scale is, he says. The perception of American farmers and the way they produce food that its unsafe is just wrong, he insists. We were the very first environmentalists. We care about our land and the food we produce to feed our country. He isnt the only one to make that argument. Lindsey Wiggins, an IFAS extension agent and expert in beef production who works with ranchers across Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties, puts it this way. We have several of the 25 largest ranches in the United States in this region, in terms of the number of mama cows. One of our biggest challenges is that people have only media-driven information its really hard for them to understand traditional ranching practices.FARMINGFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTOThe R.C. Hatton team oversees about 9,500 acres in Palm Beach County. COURTESY PHOTOMillisa Bell De Choch, 39, is 20 years younger than the average age of farm owners. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2015
But we can answer questions about growth promoting, how the animals are cared for and now people are looking for something traditionally raised, something local, produced by somebody they know, with a story. Seminole Tribe beef is like that, for example.Who caresBut no matter what farmers produce or on what scale they produce it, one thing is certain: They have to care. You have to care about plants and want to do it. Its hot, sweaty, tiresome, youre bent over a lot and we do everything by hand, we dont sit on a tractor and have the tractor do the work, says Ken Ryan, owner of Herban Gardens in northern Lee County. Thats one view of a caring life, and this is another: I guess when youve sat on the seat of a tractor as many hours as I have, somehow the dust becomes just a part of the air you breathe and a non-entity, explains Billy Murphy, a longtime rancher and citrus farmer in Lee and Hendry counties. Its a part of the life of a farmer thats taken for granted. I love the jobs where you can look back at the end of the day and see the tracks you made. If you had a good day, its with great satisfaction that you feel youve done something good. If it was a day with breakdowns or bad weather or other problems, you look forward to a better day tomorrow. And one other thing, he notes: Pessimists do not farm. Thats true from the smallest operation to the largest operations. In Palm Beach County, for example, where 35 percent of county land is farm land and where agricultural agents serve one of the largest agricultural counties in the U.S. in value of products sold, exceeding $1 billion dollars annually, according to literature from the University of Floridas IFAS, sugar cane ultimately necessitates the growing of vegetable crops, says Chris Miller, the vegetable and tropical fruit extension agent. While cane is harvested each year in the rich muck of the Everglades Agricultural Area set aside by the federal government for farming decades ago, after the second year farmers usually rotate the crop out and either let the land lie fallow or plant vegetables. And vegetables are the most difficult product that farmers take on, says Mr. Allen, the V.P. at R.C. Hatton. Because of labor. Its costly. And weather and pests The hurricanes of a decade ago devastated the companys fields and produce, for example. So each hurricane season Mr. Allen finds himself sweating it out and hoping for the best, like every other farmer, he admits. But those farmers all have the help of agricultural agents such as Dr. Miller, whose job is plant medicine. Plant medicine refers to everything that needs to be addressed to keep plans healthy, he explains. We have advisory committees made up of local farmers. They come to us or we go to them, and we say, What are your issues, what can the university help you with? The pest issue always comes up. There are a lot of different products on the market to address it, so we help determine which ones are most effective, at what rate, how frequently the farmer needs to spray, and how much of a pest can be tolerated before they cause economic damage. Four years into his service as an agricultural extension agent, Dr. Miller is a model for the new agriculture and its science-based approach to food production. He grew up in Lake Worth, fell in love with agriculture in a high school class (only two high schools left in Palm Beach County still have such a class, he says), got an associate degree in biology from Palm Beach Community College and a botany degree from the University of Florida, and then earned a Ph.D. as a member of the first graduating class with that degree from U.F. a doctorate in plant medicine. All that contributes to the success of the big farmers.Little farms, big successesOn the other end of the scale stand such local-farm to local-table successes as Worden Farm in Charlotte, with about 80 acres in production, or Collier Family Farms in Collier, with more than 20 acres, both organic and Ken Ryan, who serves as his own ag agent of sorts and everything else, on about two acres of the five he owns. At 68, Mr. Ryan, winner of last years Innovative Farmer Award from Florida Small Farms and Innovative Enterprises, is not a younger farmer, but hes about to ensure that younger farmers carry on his work. And in the meantime, hes provided well-paying jobs for the young and determined, too, along with futures if they want them. When Mr. Ryan steps out of the business of producing micro-greens and other organically grown vegetables for chefs in Collier and Lee counties this year, he says, hes giving his small-acre, high-yield operation to his two longtime apprentices, Whitney Tucker, 23, and Ty Hostettler, 17. Giving it to them, complete with land. In the meantime, he pays Ms. Tucker $20 an hour, and Mr. Hostettler $15 an hour, money theyre about to start earning with a lot of hard grunt work come next month. Then theyll lay out plastics and prepare the soil for many hundreds of pots in which theyll soon plant and grow scores of varieties of microgreens, along with eggplants, peppers and other vegetables. Mr. Ryan, the son of Virginia watermen, started growing food plants as a young man, and even during his four years of shipboard service in the United States Navy he kept a small container in which he grew plants the only sailor who ever did so in his experience, he recalls. Ms. Tucker took to his instinctive love of plants like a seed to good soil. When you think of a micro-green, think of planting a broccoli seed, she explains of the operation. Youve seen a little plant, a sprout with two tiny leaves on it well, we cut it at that size. All the nutrients of the whole broccoli plant are in that little tiny plant. Thats why theyre so good for you. We cut them when theyre that size, and thats how we sell them. And they sell them the day they cut them, she adds, hauling the hours-old harvest to chefs who select what they want to use that day. Every year we grow over 90 different varieties of things, as far as the microgreens, and there are probably 40 or 50 different varieties of them at one time, Ms. Tucker says. Both she and Mr. Hostettler come from non-farming backgrounds and began working for Mr. Ryan before they became teenagers, so now the farming life seems as natural as the sky. Im not a customer-service sort of person and I dont want to sit in an office, she explains. For Ty Hostettler, farming may or may not be what he ultimately does as a life vocation, he says. But he can take it up if he has to, having learned at Ken Ryans knees a notion that gives him a significant sense of security. What I guess Ive learned through time about this, is it requires a certain amount of luck to do well, he says. Just because of weather. We dont have a greenhouse, and you cant say its not going to rain, or it is going to rain. It can be suddenly cold or hot. The most important thing is preparation. Have the space open and ready, plant at regular intervals. Its about being scheduled and organized. Ms. Tucker admires what the big farms do in some ways, but its not what she aims to do, she concludes. The problem with corporate farms is theyre just doing one thing at a time. I like what theyre doing, but I wouldnt sell it that way. You can get as big as you want, but you need the employees, you need to have people who care about it. Its about this: You give 55 acres to one man with a tractor and he says, Lets just grow one or two things. But if you give 100 people the same 55 acres and say, Lets split this up and make something different, youd be amazed at what they can do. For Santiago De Choch, farming is the dance of life with a tempestuous earth partner a distinct contrast to the dance of animation on a computer screen, for example, or the dance of numbers on a spread sheet in a comfortably air-conditioned office. You work her (the earth), work her hard, you try to understand her, please her, humor her, be her lover and reap your bounty, but its not guaranteed. Shes fickle, doesnt care about you, shes been hurt by other lovers and may now be polluted or altered, she may just be in a foul mood and laugh at your efforts, reward you with bug-infested cucumbers, chickens abducted by coyotes, or a spiteful flood that kills all your newly planted avocadoes. Thats why I dont recommend young people take up farming. But hes joking perhaps. After considering the options to such the farming life, he offers this ultimate advice. So perhaps young people should take up farming after all, at least some of them, the really smart and tough. They should start small, with a backyard, a vacant lot, anything they can get their hands on to have a place to get cheeky with Earth. And they should keep at it, learn, and become (like) living trees that grow, adapt, and survive for many years, feeding and providing shelter to many creatures. Thus has it always been, in farming. And that hasnt changed. MILLER COURTESY PHOTOWhen Ken Ryan, right, steps out of the business of producing micro-greens and other organically grown vegetables for chefs in Collier and Lee counties this year, he says, hes giving his small-acre, high-yield operation to his apprentice, Whitney Tucker, 23.VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYAlex and Roselyn Perez are younger organic farmers who bring their goods to the Fort Myers GreenMarket at the Alliance for the Arts every Saturday morning. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2015 NEWS A9
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Following his ordination from the Hebrew Union College in 1973, Rabbi Spitzer served as an associate rabbi for Congregation Shaare Emeth in St. Louis, Mo., before moving to Temple Israel in Canton, Ohio, in 1981, where he served for 27 years. He earned a doctor of ministry from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and has been awarded two honorary doctorates and served as associate professor of Jewish studies at Walsh University. He has been honored by the National Martin Luther King Commission, The Jewish Chautauqua Society, Walsh University, State of Israel Bonds, Canton Rotary, the Greater Stark County United Way and the Greater Stark County Chamber of Commerce. He has made some 20 trips to Israel, leading many interfaith groups and family Bnai Mitzvah trips. JCMIs High Holy Day observance schedule is as follows: Friday, Sept. 4: 8 p.m. Shabbat/Selichot services Sunday, Sept. 13: 8 p.m. Erev Rosh Hashanah service Monday, Sept. 14: 10 a.m. Rosh Hashanah service Friday, Sept. 18: 8 p.m. Shabbat Shuvah service Tuesday, Sept. 22: 8 p.m. Yom Kippur Kol Nidre service Wednesday, Sept. 23: 10 a.m. Yom Kippur morning service; 3:30 p.m. Yizkor, Neilah service Tickets for non-members are $100. For reservations or more information, call the JCMI office at 642-0800. The Jewish Federation of Collier County hosts a picnic for all Jewish families and individuals of all ages from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, at Vineyards Community Park. Light refreshments will be served, but guests are encouraged to bring their own picnic lunch. Bring soccer balls or basketballs, Frisbees and volleyballs as well as a bathing suit and towel for the water play area. Attendance is free. RSVP by emailing email@example.com. The Jewish Federation of Collier County supports programs for Jewish people in need locally as well as in Israel and around the world, providing food for the hungry and counseling for the troubled and funding innovative Jewish educational and unity initiatives. Activities also support programs that further Jewish learning, identity, pride and culture. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center has set up temporarily at the chambers administrative offices at 2390 Tamiami Trail N. The move is precipitated by the expiration of the organizations lease on its Fifth Avenue location. The VIC will move into the Naples Depot Museum at the corner of Fifth Avenue South and 10th Street South in the coming months. The planned move still has to gain the approval of the Collier County Commission, which is scheduled to vote on the matter at one of its September meetings. Several county agencies and councils, including the Tourism Development Council, Collier County Museums and the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Visitors and Convention Bureau, are involved with and coordinating the move. Naples Depot Museum occupies a restored Seaboard Air Line Railway passenger station that was built in the 1920s and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It played a key role in the settlement and development of Southwest Florida and outlying regions. Museum visitors enjoy interactive exhibits, historical artifacts and the privately operated Naples Train Museum on site. The chamber VIC will be housed in a historical Pullman train car that sits on the property. The Pullman car is an ideal place and the Naples Depot Museum is the perfect backdrop for us to continue our mission of serving our guests in the best way possible, says chamber of commerce President and CEO John Cox. The car will be completely renovated to accommodate the 30,000 people who visit the center every year. Naples Depot Museum is currently home to three railroad cars that were built by the Pullman Palace Car Company. The company is best known for developing cars with sleeping berths. Among the proposed renovations for the VIC car are installing floors, airconditioning ducts, lighting and tongueand-groove paneling for the walls as well as restoring the original dome ceiling. Were really in the very beginning stages, says Tiffany Esposito, chief of staff at the chamber. Were still meeting with people to get renderings created. Because the chamber is awaiting commission approval, staff does not know when the new VIC will open. Hours of operation at the temporary VIC are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The center provides a wide array of services to tourists, tourism partners, chamber members and local business, including interactive kiosks, preferred passes for discounts at local businesses, restaurant reviews and recommendations, and information about hotel accommodations, rentals and real estate. For more information, call 262-6141 or visit napleschamber.org. Distinguished rabbi will lead Marco High Holy Day servicesJewish community invited to picnicVisitor information center sets up in temporary location SPITZER
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The ARK will offer shower stalls for traveling horses, conjugal stations for ever-horny penguins, and housing for nearly 200 cows (that might produce 5,000 pounds of manure every day) and passengers traveling with dogs or cats can book the Paradise 4 Paws pet-pampering resort. The ARK is a for-profit venture; said one industry source, quoted in a July Crains New York Business report, You hear stories about the crazy money that rich people spend on their (animals) ... theyre mostly true.Government in action Officially, now, it is unreasonable for a federal agency (the Bureau of Land Management, in this instance) to fail to say yes or no for 29 years to a drilling permit application. (Before Julys federal court decision, BLM had been arguing that 29 years was not too long.) A company had requested to drill just one exploratory well in Montana for natural gas in 1985, but the bureau had delayed the proceeding six times since then. The judge ordered the bureau to set a deadline for deciding. Georgia, one of six states that make taxpayers shell out huge fees to access its databases of public records, tries so relentlessly to control its archive that, recently, in a federal lawsuit, it said opposition to its policy was basically terrorism. Activists (Public.Resource.org) have been establishing workarounds to free up some databases for citizen use, and Georgia demands that they stop. Georgia even claims copyright protection for one category of important legal documents that were initially drafted by state bureaucrats, audaciously calling them original and creative works. Mandatory inaction: In July, the mayor of the town of Ador, Spain (pop. 1,400), officially enacted into law what had merely been custom a required afternoon siesta from 2-5 p.m. Businesses were ordered to close, and children were to remain indoors (and quiet). Police report At a traffic stop in Rockingham, Vermont, on July 26, both driver and passenger were charged with DUI. Erik Polite, 35, was the driver (clocked at 106 mph on Interstate 91 and, according to police, with drugs in the car), and while he was being screened for intoxication, passenger Leeshawn Baker, 34, jumped behind the wheel and peeled off in reverse across the highway, nearly hitting the trooper, who arrested him. Nathaniel Harrison, 38, was arrested in July in a Phoenix suburb on several charges, including possession of a deadly weapon during a felony, but he escaped an even more serious charge when a second deadly weapon failed to engage. Mr. Harrison reportedly intended to retaliate against a snitch and arrived at the mans home carrying a rattlesnake, which he supposedly pointed at the man, hoping it would bite him. However, the snake balked, and Mr. Harrisons attempted payback failed. Lame Defenses in Lake County, Fla.: (1) Daniel Baker, 40, and Robert Richardson, 19, were arrested in Altoona in August after getting caught loading appliances from a vacant house. According to the arrest report, both men appeared incredulous to learn that items in a vacant house arent just free. (2) Six days earlier about 20 miles away in Tavares, Corey Ramsey, 23, was arrested for burglary when a police officer caught him sitting on a toilet in a vacant, for-sale house attending to a need. Mr. Ramseys extensive petty-crime rap sheet belied his explanation for being there that he was contemplating buying the $299,000 house and wanted to try it out first. Still more intelligent design?Zoologists at the University of Basel in Switzerland, publishing recently in a prestigious British journal, reported the likelihood that a certain flatworm species has overcome the frustration of not finding a mating partner in its lifetime. The scientists believe the flatworm exploits its hermaphroditic qualities and injects its sperm into its own head, from which the sperm sometimes migrates to its reproductive facilities. (Flatworm researchers are aided on their projects by the species transparent bodies, facilitating the tracking of the sperm.)Protest! About 200 protesters gathered in front of Hong Kong police headquarters on Aug. 2 to denounce the 3-month jail sentence given to Ms. Ng Lai-ying, 30, who was convicted of assault for shoving a police officer with her chest. Women (and some men) wearing bras as outerwear chanted, Breast is not a weapon. (Ms. Lai-ying was originally protesting the hardly sexy issue of import-export abuses between Hong Kong and mainland China cities.) The Joy of Protest: An Aug. 1 demonstration outside Britains Parliament protesting legislation to curb until-now-legal psychoactive drugs drew about 100 people consuming their drug of choice, nitrous oxide. As organizers distributed gas-filled balloons for demonstrators to take hits from, the group erupted in fits of laughter, according to The Guardian. Perspective Construction on a $1.7 million therapeutic equestrian facility in St. Cloud, Fla., expressly for use by wounded U.S. service members, was delayed in August when a bald eagle nest was discovered on the grounds. Federal law requires at least 330 feet of clearance for the nest, plus additional monitoring to assure the birds tranquility. Said one neighbor, The very animal that symbolizes freedom is delaying therapy for those who fought for it.
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Admission to the meeting is free for all, and guests are always welcome. The alliance welcomes donations of outof-bloom or unwanted orchids, which members use for educational purposes. Free pick up is available and can be arranged by calling 498-9741. For more information about the alliance, visit gulfcoastorchidalliance.com. The Naples chapter of PFLAG, Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, a support, education and advocacy group for families with gay or transgender members, meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road. The next meeting is Aug. 20. For more information, call 963-4670 or visit pflagnaples.org. 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 Aug. 26 and Sept. 9. For more information, call 7742623 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Marco Island Civitan Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. The next meetings are Aug. 25 and Sept. 8. For locations, call Anthony DeLucia at 285-6785 or email email@example.com. 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. Alliance Francaise de Naples hosts it next French-speaking table and lunch from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, 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. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 261-0977. The Collier County Stamp Club meets from 7-9 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month at the Naples Airport Office Building, 200 Aviation Drive. The next meeting is Aug. 27. Stamp trading follows the evenings program. All stamp enthusiasts are welcome. For more information, call 348-9845. The Naples Digital Photo Club begins a series of lectures/workshops with noted photography experts from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 29, at Florida SouthWestern State College-Collier. For the opening program, Mike Corrado, of Nikon Professional Services will discuss Impact, Energy and Emotion as the key ingredients for a successful image. Attendance is free for club members and $30 for others (which includes membership and free admission to future workshops). Through September, club members are exhibiting 50 images with a water theme at Shangri-La Springs in Bonita Springs. Most images are for sale, with 40 percent of the proceeds designated to help fund activities at the venue. For more information, call Sonny Saunders at 777-0053 or visit dpi-sig.org. The Gulf Breeze Button Club, whose members collect and study antique clothing buttons, meets at 11:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of every month at the Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway. The next meeting is Sept. 1. Guests are always welcome. For more information, call 682-6117. Naples Newcomers Club welcomes women who have moved to the area within the past five years. In addition to a monthly luncheon, members get together to explore Naples and to enjoy a variety of interests, from books to bridge and mah-jongg to gourmet cooking and conversations over coffee. A coffee for prospective new members takes place on the first Thursday of each month. For more information, call 298-4083 or visit naplesnewcomers.com. Email club news to Cindy Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2015 NEWS A17 Its always good to have choices. And with construction near completion, future r esidents of The Arlington can hardly wait to start enjoying all the exciting am enities we have planned. For e xample, theyre looking forward to lounging with friends by the outdoor po ol and eagerly anticipating the great workout theyll get in our aquatic centers indoor pool. So come on in; the waters ne! And its just one more reason youll dig retirement at The Arlington. Retirement.The Arlington Information Center and Model 12276 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 501 Naples, FL 34113 Mon Fri. 8:30-5 | Sat. 9-4 | Sun. 12-4 | Or by appointmentThe Arlington of Naples welcomes people of all faiths, beliefs and traditions. A Lutheran Life Community Serving seniors and their families for more than a century. Call or stop by today and see for yourself. 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Naples Bonita Springs Collier County 100 Club invites all to its anniversary celebrationThe Collier County 100 Club is looking back on its 30-year mission of repaying those who risk their lives and lose their lives to protect the lives of everyone in the community. The club is one of more than 100 throughout the country, the first of which was founded in 1950 in Detroit after a police officer was killed in the line of duty. In response, one citizen of Detroit, William Packer, made appeals to 100 friends for financial contributions to assist the grieving family. All 100 people responded to Mr. Packers request, and a paradigm was conceived. The Collier County 100 Club has its own origins, as Scott Salley can attest. His experience goes back to the beginnings when, before rising to his rank as chief of corrections for the Collier County Sheriffs Office, he served for more than 13 years as a volunteer auxiliary patrol deputy. Mr. Salley will be among those sharing memories at the clubs 30th anniversary celebration, which will also be a tribute to the life and legacy of Earl Hodges, a past president who contributed substantially to the local clubs sustained stature. The public is invited to the celebration from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens. The formal commemoration begins at 5:30 p.m. with a dedication at the Hodges Mausoleum (weather permitting) by Hodges University President David Borofsky, followed by the posthumous bestowal of Honorary Deputy Sheriff status presented to Mr. Hodges widow, Thelma Hodges, by Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk, who will be accompanied by Collier County Fire Chief Orly Stolts and EMS Chief Walter Kopka. At 6:15 p.m., State Rep. Kathleen Passidomo will present a 30th anniversary tribute, and Patrick OConnor, current president of the Collier County 100 Club, will present thenewly minted club flag. And if the stars align weather, no competing crises, etc. there will be a formal fly-over by the CCSO aviation unit, a rarely seen spectacle whereby the helicopter hovers while the American flag descends in solemnity. Attendance is free. RSVPs are required, however, and can be made by calling 597-3101. BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLYScott Salley, a member of the Collier County 100 Club, and Thelma Hodges, widow of former club president Earl Hodges. Hodges U. establishes Identity Fraud InstituteThe Identity Fraud Institute at Hodges University has been established as the research, education and victim assistance hub for identity theft and fraud-related issues throughout the state of Florida. The institute offers free, 30-minute consultations for victims of identity fraud once a month at Hodges campuses in Naples and Fort Myers. Victims meet with Carrie Kerskie, a Florida-licensed private investigator who is director of the Identity Fraud Institute. Among the protective measures she recommends: Monitor This is the most important step in preventing an identity theft attack. Check out free resources including freeannualcreditreport.com. Use credit cards, not debit cards In the event of an attack, credit cards users are more likely to have issues resolved without loss of liquid funds. Beware of traps If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call 598-6281 or visit hodges. edu/identity.
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Faviola Vargas grew up in Naples, went to Golden Gate High School and, along with many of her peers, made plans to go to college in Florida. She considered becoming a criminal investigator until her education came to an abrupt end after high school. Ms. Vargas was brought to the United States when she was 8 years old by her parents, who migrated here illegally from Mexico. Because they are undocumented, so is she meaning she would be forced to pay out-of-state tuition for college, a crushingly high cost. The Florida legislature, with the support of Gov. Rick Scott, this month voted to change that. The new rule, expected to go into effect July 1, will potentially open the door to thousands of students who had largely been shut out of the state college system. It requires that Florida colleges and universities charge in-state tuition for undocumented students who meet certainLawmakers open path to college for undocumented studentsBY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com COMMENTARY A2 OPINION A4 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A10 ANTIQUES A13 HEALTHY LIVING A28-29 PETS A30 BUSINESS B1 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6-7 SOCIETY C20-21 CUISINE C23 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 SEE STUDENTS, A18 SPADA-thonSociety shots around town. C20-21 Where are they now? Revisiting artists youve seen in previous issues of Florida Weekly. C1 Bobs BarricadesAdventures in the barrier business. B1 Ms. HeitmanGet to know a Fort Myers pioneer. A17 A S S S S S y y y y y y Vo Vo Vo Vo Vo Vo V V l l. l. l V V V II II I, E 2014 y. y. y. y. y. y com com com com com com com m m VARGAS Tanned, rested and ready to head back to TallahasseeCOURTESY PHOTO Former Gov. Charlie Crist is running to be Floridas governor again. CRISTS RETURN PROFILES IN WEEKS TO COME LOOK FOR MORE IN-DEPTH CANDIDATETHE 44TH GOVERNOR OF THE SUNSHINE State looks like a man who just escaped from a picture of himself. But Charlie Crist is as real and crisp as a new bill, a suntanned flash of good-natured ambition in a white dress shirt with yellow-striped tie over dark trousers, reaching to shake hands. His hair is still silver, his teeth are still white, his tan is still deep and his smile engaging and seemingly amused as he stands near the bar of The Francis in in downtown Sarasota suggests that hes having a really good time.SEE CRIST, A8 MsHeitman www.FloridaWeekly.com ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A12 ANTIQUES A26 HEALTHY LIVING A38 PETS A42 BUSINESS B1 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6-7 SOCIETY C32-37 CUISINE C39 Vol. FREE www.FloridaWeekly.com INSIDEWEEK OF MARCH 19-25, 2014 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Happy Birthday, BerneCelebrating 100 and other society shots. C32-37 The power of musicFM Film Fest kicks off with a medical breakthrough. C1 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store.Dont call them grease monkeysSmall mechanics make a big impact. B1 ReproductionBirds do it, horseshoe crabs do it. A16 The jets return to the 34th annual Florida International Air Show March 29-30. The United States Air Force Thunderbirds will bring the roar, the speed and the action to the Southwest Florida skies this March. Its enough excitement to make fans break that old bomber jacket out of the closet again. Air show fans will be delighted to know that the jet teams are not the only special guests returning this year. The schedule is packed full of flight teams, aerobatic performers, top gun pilots, parachute artists and one very talented hang glider. Its the best of the best when it comes to pilots and performers at this years show. Recently named one of the Ten Best Air Shows in the World by USA Today, the Florida International Air Show is set to return with a salute to veterans, the theme of this years show. We want to honor theFlorida International Air Show features Thunderbirds returnBY BRANDY CHURCHSpecial to Florida Weekly SEE AIR SHOW, A11 Removedhome living in bureaucracyfromA spike in children entering Floridas child welfare system has led to a need for more foster families and better servicesBY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com BY THE SECOND HALF OF LAST YEAR, CHILDREN IN South Florida were entering the state dependency system by leaps and bounds, one official said. Removed from intensely troubled homes and taken into custody by the Department of Children and Families, they were spread out through that bureaucracy, filling foster SEE FOSTER, A8 200 0 400 600 80020122013Child removals in SWFL 200920102011 DCF Child Welfare Services Trend Report COURTESY IMAGEThe Thunderbirds will return to Punta Gorda. Profile Reporting Beat Reporting Community ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A15 ANTIQUES A18 HEALTHY LIVING A34 PETS A34 BUSINESS B1 REAL ESTATE B10 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6-7 SOCIETY C28-29 CUISINE C31 Vol. FREE www.FloridaWeekly.com INSIDEWEEK OF JAN. 29-FEB. 4, 2014 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Celebrating with ClydeFamed photographer marks preserves anniversary. A28 Imagine PeaceSociety shots around town. C28-29 ArtFestPretty, quirky, moving art to fill the River District streets. C1 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store.The IT crowdThe rising demand for techsavvy workers. B1 Artis Henderson survived the unthinkable. Two decades after she nearly died in a plane crash that killed her father, her husband died in a helicopter crash in Iraq. She wept, she mourned, and she began to heal. Ms. Henderson, Florida Weeklys Sandy Days, Salty Nights dating columnist, tells the story of that love and the heartbreak that followed, in her memoir, Unremarried Widow. She had dreamed of becoming a writer, and saw herself traveling the globe to tell its stories. Instead, she fell in love. I always think I write love stories, and HENDRY COUNTY, THE POOREST OF FLORIDAS 67 counties by some standards, could find its fortunes transformed before the end of this decade but only if county officials and private investors working in tandem can convince the Federal Aviation Administration to go along with the deal theyre pushing. Is it too good to be true? Here, Florida Weekly describes the proposed deal, one that could turn a sleepy county-owned airport surrounded by sugar cane northwest of Clewiston into a privately owned international cargo hub, with a brand new 12,000-foot runway costing as much as $400 million, new water and sewer infrastructure, an Writing memoir inevitable for columnist PETER ARATARI / FLORIDA WEEKLYArtis Henderson at a book signing in Florida.BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@ oridaweekly.com SEE COLUMNIST, A12 SEE AIRGLADES, A8 HE HE HE HE ND ND ND ND RY RY RY RY C C C C OU OU OU OU NT NT NT NT Y, Y, Y, Y, , T T T T HE HE HE HE P P P P OO OO OO OO RE RE RE RE ST ST ST ST T O O O O F F F F F F F F F FL FL FL L FL FL FL FL FL L F FL OR OR OR OR OR O O ID ID ID D A A A A S S S S A A A A A n n n e e e w w w w i i i i n n n n t t t t e e r r r r n n n n a a a a t t t t i i i i o o o o n n n n a a a a l l l l A A A A A n n n n n e e e e e e w w w w w i i i i i n n n n t t t t e e e e r r r r n n n n a a a a t t t t i i i i o o o o n n n n a a a a l l l l a a a a a a a a a a i i i i i r r r r p p p p p o o o o r r r r t t t t i i i i n n n n C C C C l l l l e e e e w w w w i i i i s s s s t t t t o o o o o n n n n c c c c c c c c c c o o o o o o o u u u u u u u l l l l l d d d d b b b b b b e e e e c c c c c o o o o m m m m m m e e e e e e F F F F l l l l l l o o o o o o r r r r r i i i i i d d d d d d a a a a a s s s s s s n n n n n n n n n e e e e x x x x t t t t b b b b i i i i g g g g a a a a i i i i r r r r f f f f r r r r e e e e i i i i g g g g g g h h h h t t t t h h h h h h h h h u u u u b b b b BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com The proposed Airglades airport in Clewiston could put Southwest Florida on the map as a worldwide shipping destination.FLORIDA WEEKLY ILLUSTRATION WITH COURTESY AERIAL PHOTOS Renderings for the proposed international freight hub.A9 >>inside: 5 0 250 25 0 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 0 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 5 5 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 150 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 175 175 175 5 5 5 5 5 5 12 5 125 5 5 5 5 22 22 5 5 5 5 5 5 Vol. FREE INSIDEWEEK OF OCTOBER 29-NOVEMBER 4, 2014 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. COMMENTARY A2 OPINION A4 ANTIQUES A11 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A15 HEALTHY LIVING A32-33 PETS A34 BUSINESS B1 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6-9 SOCIETY C24-29 CUISINE C31 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Notable architectureArt Nouveau to Art Deco. C1 Soda fountain memoriesNostalgia fuels demand for over-the-counter collectibles. A11 www.FloridaWeekly.com Killer appReal estate software designed to simplify sales. B1 A walk through our shrinking citrus country BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com STANDING ON THE CORNER, BIBLE IN HIS HAND, JEREmiah Sterling was a man possessed by the Lord. In worn, ill-fitting blue pants and workshirt, puffy patches of curly hair on his head, he paced, screaming and hollering indecipherably as if in tongues, his body and arms jerking about puppetlike, his small round face screwed up with fury. The streets were almost empty in downtown Arcadia that Thursday morning, Oct. 16. Straw men tied to lampposts for Halloween added to its ghostly dimension. A few people stared at the scene and walked the other way. After a few minutes, Mr. Sterling walked across the street SEE CITRUS, A8 SEE RUSSIA, A18 Stop by the Roy Hobbs World Series in Lee County this week, catch a game played by the RusStar Baseball team, and its clear something is different about these guys. Oh, they wear the same sorts of uniforms as the other teams. They throw and hit and field and run just like other teams. Well, better than some and not as well as others. But mosey over by their dugout and its clear they arent from around here. That accent isnt Alabama or Brooklyn or Boston. Not by thousands of miles. And those arent oldtime baseball names such as Lefty, Mickey and Bubba. These guys have names such as Igor, Mikhail, Dmitry and a couple of Vladmirs. Also thrown in for good measure are a Ricardo, Steve and Bill. RusStar is what its name suggests From Russia, with gloves 20022003 20062007 20102011 20002001 20042005 20082009 20122013 2 2 2 19992000 20 2 2 0 20032004 20 2 2 0 20072008 2 2 2 20112012 2 2 2 2 20012002 2 2 2 20052006 2 20092010 20132014SOURCE: USDA, NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS SERVICE% of our nations oranges come from Florida % of Floridas 515,000 acres of citrus have been transplanted in the last four years Florida citrus growersFLORIDA CITRUS BY THE NUMBERS 75 15 8,000 BOXES OF ORANGES PRODUCED IN FLORIDA BY CROP YEAR P P Y Y Y E E E E Y AR R A P P P P Y YE YE Y E E E YE E AR R AR A R AR AR AR R R R R E E E E E E E P P Y Y Y E E Y E E E AR AR R P (*IN MILLIONS)BY GLENN MILLERFlorida Weekly Correspondent Yuri Zhirov and Alexander Nizov play in Fort Myers this week. Face-GateWhy do we care about Renee Zellwegers new look? C5 INSIDE Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. COMMENTARYA2 OPINION A4 ANTIQUES A11 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A13 HEALTHY LIVINGA28-29 PETS A30 BUSINESS B1 REAL ESTATEB9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6-7 SOCIETY C27-28 CUISINEC31 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Yappy Hour Society shots around town. C27-28 Young AdultTeen literature goes mainstream. C1 Hotel bookingsIndustry sees rise in occupancies. B1 Florida Weeklys ad designers and creative team took home 14 excellence awards for advertising design last week at the annual statewide meeting of the Florida Newspaper Advertising and Marketing Executives hosted by the Miami Herald. Judges singled out Florida Weekly for six Gold awards in display advertising, real estate, marketing material, dining and entertainment and Best Cover Design, along with three Silver awards, four Bronze and the prestigious Grand Prize for newspapers with circulation below 50,000. Winning all of these awards and the grand prize in our division exemplifies the dedication and hard work of our designers, said Florida Weekly Creative Director Jim Dickerson. Week after week our team strives to give readers and clients the best possible product in the market. We dont do it to win awards but its especially gratifying to be recognized by your peers.Florida Weeklys award-winning design team includes Chris Andruskiewicz, Eric Raddatz, Hannah Arnonne, Linda Iskra and Natalie Zellers. The contest was open to all daily and weekly newspapers in Florida.Florida Weekly is locally owned and publishes six newspapers on Floridas east and west coasts with a combined readership of more than 200,000. A seventh newspaper opens in the Boca Raton/Delray Beach market in November. Florida Weekly creative team earns 14 excellence awards WRONGOOGETTING ITExploring the value of our errors BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@oridaweekly.com And what if youre wrong? What if one day, the sun didnt rise in the East and the birds didnt fly South in winter and for once in your life your compass was off? Huh? Oliver Stone, Wall StreetI have not failed. Ive just found 10,000 ways that wont work. Thomas Alva Edison WHERE DO MISTAKES COME FROM? DO THEY SPRING from the worst versions of ourselves? From the corrupt and greedy perversions and false hopes that led us to invest in the overpriced real estate that sparked a housing meltdown places like Fort Myers and Lehigh Acres were cited by the national press as ground zero and led to a global financial crisis? Or is error an essentialSEE WRONG, A8 Andy Warhols understanding of mistakes helped usher in a cultural shift Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan testified how wrong he was Thomas Edisons greatest successes were built on his failuresPHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY ERIC RADDATZ / FLORIDA WEEKLY; PHOTOS COURTESY OF SHUTTERSTOCK AND WIKIMEDIA COMMONS DSC 1 2 014 V I S IT OR S GUI D E TO L EE, C OLLIE R AN D C H A R LOTTE C OUN TI ES destination SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INSIDE: DI NING. OU T DOO R S C ULTUR E. E VENTS G O L F Air bagAntique turns up the heat. A11 Breaking News Reporting Non-Deadline News Reporting Feature Reporting Newspaper TRASHtalking INSIDE PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 New hospitalPromise Healthcare begins construction in Fort Myers. A28 War HorseA mechanical equine with heart. C1 On The WaterYour guide to living, dining and playing on the coast. INSERT Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store.Hard to hireWorkers dogged by their criminal and financial pasts. B1 After a years planning and a trip of 1,884 miles, I lay sick and wretched on the side of snow-capped Volcano Cotopaxi, just 3,600 feet from my goal. At 15,744 feet on the side of the mountain near Quito, Ecuador, altitude sickness had overcome me. Head pounding, stomach churning, I lay in the dark, frigid refuge house. Too weak to sit up, I listened as my fellow climbers set out to face bone-chilling 80 mph winds in an effort to make it to the summit. Although he could have chosen to go with the group, my husband, Andy Bravo (, Accounting), stayed by my side, tending to me over eight hours that seemed like days. When I was able to think about something beyond my miserable condition, I realized that this experience and its unexpected turn in circumstance starkly resembled the journey that people with Professor learns that mountains come in many formsBY MARI DE WEESSpecial to Florida Weekly SEE JOURNEY, A16 R E AC H IN G LE E C OUN TY S M OS T SOPH ISTIC AT E D R E ADE RS Welcome to boa ting parad ise 6 Boaters gui de to dinin g on the water 14 L i fe is but a floa t ing d re am 16 Inside :M ARCH 2 0 1 4L IVI N G, D IN I N G & P LAY IN G ON T H E C OA ST D IN IN G &P LAYING ONT H E C OA ST VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com THERE ARE NO MOUNTAINS IN SOUTHwest Florida, unless you count mountains of trash: landfills that rise up to 13 stories above the ground. Here, an intimate and complete history of who we are is buried every day. The endless stream of refuse reflects birthday parties and dream homes; graduation dinners and heart surgeries; tech gadgets and teddy bears; grade school math problems and porcelain thrones. An occasional diamond ring ends up here by mistake. An increasing amount, too, is being turned into commodities instead of buried. Environmental concerns and efforts to streamline the recycling process have dramatically slowed the growth of landfills, lest SEE TRASH, A8 LEE, COLLIER AND CHARLOTTE COUNTIES PRODUCE MILLIONS OF TONS OF TRASH EVERY YEAR. SOLID WASTE FACILITIES KNOW JUST WHAT TO DO WITH IT Lindsay Sampson, director, Lee County Solid Waste Division COURTESY PHOTOCotopaxi looms large in this view from the city of Latacunga, Ecuador. ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 ANTIQUES A13 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A14 HEALTHY LIVING A38 PETS A42 BUSINESS B1 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6-7 SOCIETY C32-36 CUISINE C39 Florida STORY BY ATHENA PONUSHISaponushis@floridaweekly.comHonduras GuatemalaEl SalvadorNicaraguaCosta Rica PanamaBelizeNo one knows how many, perhaps thousands of children seek to reunite with their families in the Sunshine StateChildren are crossing deserts, crossing rivers, running from gangs, running from drugs, running to the arms of their mothers.SEE IMMIGRANTS, A10 Silhouette: Oscar, 14, left Honduras to live with his mom in West Palm Beach.Photo: Belinda, 4, left Guatemala to live with her family in Golden Gate City. hildrenarecros si ng deserts cross Bound PHOTOS BY ADAM BARON AND VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 3-9, 2014 OPINION A4 PETS A6 HEALTHY LIVING A14 ANTIQUES A18 BUSINESS A20 REAL ESTATE A25 ARTS A29 SANDY DAYS A30 EVENTS A34-36 PUZZLES A38 SOCIETY A22-23, 40-42 DINING A43 Networking/SocietySee who was out and about in Palm Beach County. A22-24, 40-42 Much ado Shakespeare by the Sea aims for laughs with comedy. A29 Independence Day Your guide to Fourth of July events. A29 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Steak master Meet Jamie Steinbrecher, chef at Okeechobee Steakhouse. A43 BY MARY JANE FINEmj ne@ oridaweekly.comOh, itd be easy to use all the Elvis clichs about Al Maeyens recent stroke, to say he was All Shook Up or in Trouble or that it was almost Too Much, or that his wife, Dee, couldve been in Heartbreak Hotel if not for her husbands Good Luck Charm. Easy, yes. Too easy. Because a stroke is serious business. Deadly serious. He was paralyzed, unable to speak, deteriorating rapidly, recalls Dr. Ali R. Malek, who treated Mr. Maeyens at St. Marys Medical Center. He had a blockage in his basal artery, the main artery that feeds the brain.St. Marys stroke center keeps Elvis tribute singer in the groove SEE ELVIS, A15 INSIDE Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store.COURTESY PHOTOAll Maeyens likes to sing the less-known Elvis songs when performing as Elvis and The Memphis Beat. COMMENTARY A2 OPINION A4 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A14 ANTIQUES A18 HEALTHY LIVING A38 PETS A42 BUSINESS B1 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6-7 SOCIETY C30-33 CUISINE C35 Vol. FREE www.FloridaWeekly.com INSIDEWEEK OF APRIL 9-15, 2014 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 BBQ, Bands & BrewAnd other society shots around town. C30-33 Feel it!Heartsong actors groove to flamenco. C1 Hooch owlAntiques for drinkers. A18 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store.Open Water FestivalMiromar to host competitive swimmers. A36 Michael Curt DREIKORN CLAWSON Paige KREEGEL Lizbeth BENACQUISTO Lee Memorial Health System has moved on to Plan B in its efforts to build a facility in Estero. Plan A was an 80-bed hospital that was dismissed by state regulators after NCH in Naples opposed the move. What is Plan B? Think of it like a hospital, but without beds, Jim Nathan, the Lee Memorial president, wrote in a message he recently sent to the Estero and Bonita Springs Communities. The message doesnt go into details for the site just south of Coconut Point mall, the same location where Lee Memorial hoped to build a hospital with beds. Those details will be worked out in the future. Mr. Nathan termed the new project as an exciting, new ambulatory care model that brings a critical mass of services and physician specialties into one destination health-care center. The health systems plan to build an $81 million hospital in southern Lee County hit a roadblock recently when a state judge ruled against the idea. To build a new hospital the health system needed approval from the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. The new facility, however, does not need that approval, according to Lee Memorial spokeswoman Mary Briggs. In an email to Florida Weekly, Ms. Briggs explained that the ambulatory care model that Mr. Nathan mentioned will be unlike anything locally. No timetable or details have been announced for the project. We are not yet ready to announce the specific services that will be available but can tell you that they will be comprehensive across the continuum of care, Ms. Briggs wrote in her email. This is like a super mall of health care services. We are calling it a hospital, but without beds. Dr. Allen Weiss, president and CEO of Naples Community Hospital Healthcare System, has argued that a new facility in southern Lee County is notCircumventing ruling, Lee Memorial still plans to build hospital in EsteroHE RACE FOR CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 19 is a messy thing. In stark contrast to the polished countenances gracing the cover of our newspaper this week, the race itself is a bloody brawl played out on our TVs and radios, on postcards and public forums. In poll after poll, the vast majority of Americans affirm their disdain for mudslinging in T the Race 19 forSEE RACE, A8 BY GLENN MILLERFlorida Weekly Correspondent NATHAN SEE HOSPITAL, A12 Vol. FREE INSIDEWEEK OF JUNE 18-24, 2014 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. As the rainy season approaches in Southwest Florida, its only a matter of time before mosquitoes follow. Will the bloodsuckers bring another dengue fever outbreak like the one last summer that sickened 21 people with fever and joint pain in Martin County? Only time will tell, but two Florida Gulf Coast University researchers have patented a potential treatment for the illness and are leading the charge toward a vaccine against the mosquito-borne virus that infects hundreds of millions of people around the world each year. Professors Sharon Isern and Scott Michael, virologists who teach in the Department of Biological Sciences, discovered a way to inhibit the virus from infecting new cells by attaching a small protein, or peptide, to the pathogen. The peptide can be easily incorporated in The true southern watermelon is a boon apart and not to be mentioned with commoner things. It is chief of the worlds luxuries, king by the grace of God over all the fruits of the earth. When one has tasted it, he knows what the angels eat. Mark Twain, Puddnhead WilsonR. TWAIN, IT TURNS OUT, IS AMONG a legion of Americans who have unabashedly declared their devotion to the watermelon. The humble watermelon without the water, its an ordinary melon is a Superman of the fruit world (some argue adamantly that its a vegetable). Loaded with vitamins A and C and fiber, its even nice enough to offer a rind to hold ontoResearchers patent potential treatment for dengue fever, work on vaccineBY DREW STERWALDSpecial to Florida Weekly BY NANCI THEORETntheoret@ oridaweekly.com COMMENTARY A2 OPINION A4 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A12 ANTIQUES A15 HEALTHY LIVING A32-33 PETS A34 BUSINESS B1 REAL ESTATE B9 ARTS C1 EVENTS C6-7 SOCIETY C21-24 CUISINE C27 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 SEE DENGUE, A19 Rotary awardsAnd more society shots around town. C21-24 Big bad mommaThe woman behind Gypsy. C1 Finding workUnemployment outlook keeps improving. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2015 NEWS A19 ber art is pleased to present our modern artisan rugs. created by skilled craftsmen in our beautiful colombia. made from natural bers and leather, combined with new materials such as copper and aluminum in our unique designs. (239) 292-5213 www.arten bra.co | dagmarg@arten bra.comPlease call us for an appointment. 877.804.0402 FreedomBoatClub.com FREEBOAT RIDEAT THE OPEN HOUSE! FREE*6 MONTHS!When you join the club*offer expires 8/31/2015Contact your local membership executive for complete program/promo details.MEMBERSHIP PLANS AVAILABLE FROM $129-$279per month, plus a one-time entry fee. Saturday August 22Marco Island Calusa Island MarinaSunday August 30Naples Bayfront Place Marina-10 am 4 pma a GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE The Pilot Club of Naples and Gulf Coast Runners host the Labor Day weekend John Clay 5K on Saturday morning, Sept. 5, at Lowdermilk Park. A 2-mile walking course is an option. Registration is $18 before Aug. 24, $23 Aug. 25-Sept.4, and $25 on race day ($10 for ages 18 and younger). To sign up or for more information, call 404-7007 or visit gcrunner.org. Hope Hospice hosts its 11th annual Fillet & Release fishing tournament on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Matanzas Inn on Fort Myers Beach. The day begins with registration at 6:30 a.m. with fishing hours running from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anglers will compete for cash prizes for redfish and snook catches. Additional prizes will be awarded for the largest slot redfish, the mystery fish with the highest weight and the female angler who catches the largest redfish. Participation is $250 per team with a maximum of four people per boat. For more information, call Amy Andrew at 940-4473 or visit hopehcs. org/fish. The Womens Council of RealtorsBonita Springs/Estero hosts its annual golf tournament at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at Spanish Wells Golf and Country Club. Registration includes breakfast, golf and lunch. Sponsorship opportunities are available. To register, visit wcrbonitaestero.com. The fifth annual Take A Soldier Fishing tournament takes place Saturday, Sept. 26, with family-friendly patriotic activities throughout the day at Bayfront in Naples. The goal is to have 70 sponsored boats in the water with active and veteran servicemen and women taking part in the tournament. Weigh-in is at 2 p.m. Boat sponsorships are $1,000. For more information, call Jamie Loyd or Steve Loyd at 289-1971 or email email@example.com. The United Way Walk for the Way 5K and 2.5-mile fun walk takes place Saturday morning, Sept. 26, along the trails at North Collier Regional Park. Registration is $20 until Sept. 25 and $30 on race day ($12 for ages 18 and younger). For more information, visit unitedwayofcolliercounty.org. The Foundation of the Collier County Medical Society hosts its second annual Docs and Duffers charity golf tournament Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Bonita Bay Club. Tee-off is at 8:30 a.m. An awards ceremony and lunch follow the game. Registration is $175 per golfer, $600 per foursome. Sponsorships are available. For more information or to register, call 435-7727 or visit ccmsonline. org. Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida hosts its third annual Water Ball Classic charity golf event Friday, Oct. 2, at West Bay Club in Estero. Same-day registration opens at 8 a.m. for $100 per player and includes greens fees, cart, two beverages on the course and a scoreboard party after the tournament. To sign up or for more information, call Shannon ONeil at 643-1990. David Lawrence Center hosts its second annual Chip in for DLC golf tournament Friday, Oct. 2, at the Rookery at Marco. The day begins with a buffet deli lunch at 11:30 a.m.; tee-off for the four-person scramble is at 1 p.m. The day also features a $100,000 hole-in-one contest and an awards dinner. Registration is $250 per person and includes green fees, cart, a drink ticket and dinner ($50 for non-golfers to attend dinner). Deadline for reservations is Tuesday, Sept. 29. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information or to register, call 304-3505 or visit davidlawrencecenter.org. Gulfshore Playhouse hosts its 11th annual golf tournament on Monday, Oct. 26, at TwinEagles Golf & Country Club. Registration is $300 per player. For more information or to sign up, visit gulfshoreplayhouse. org. The Naples Orchestra & Chorus hosts its fourth annual golf outing Tuesday, Oct. 27, at Naples Lakes Country Club. Sameday registration starts at 11 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 12:45 p.m. Dinner and awards follow, as well as a musical preview of the organizations program for the upcoming season. Cost is $150 per golfer. To register, visit naplesorchestraandchorus.org. Marco Island Center for the Arts hosts its third annual golf tournament Saturday morning, Oct. 31, at Hammock Bay Country Club. Three mulligans and lunch included. Registration starts at $135 per person. For more information, call 394-4221 or visit marcoislandart.com. The American Heart Association hosts the 2015 Collier Heart Walk Saturday morning, Nov. 7, at Cambier Park. The 3.1mile walk is free; participants are expected to gather pledges for the AHA leading up to the event. For more information, call 4954905 or visit collierheartwalk.kintera.org. Boys & Girls Club of Collier County hosts its 12th annual FORE-the-Kids golf tournament Saturday morning, Nov. 7, at Fiddlers Creek Golf & Country Club. Pulte Homes is the title sponsor of the event that includes golf, lunch, cocktail reception, dinner and auctions. Registration is $1,000 per golfer. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available. To sign up or for more information, call Tiffany Heck at 325-1736 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The 2015 Walk to End Alzheimers steps out at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Fleischmann Park. Registration is free, but donations are appreciated. Sign up online at act.alz.org or starting at 9 a.m. on the day of the event. For more information, call (800) 272-3900 or visit the website. The Immokalee Foundation hosts its 2015 Charity Classic Pro-Am golf tournament Monday, Nov. 16, at Bay Colony Golf Club. The day starts with breakfast and golf demonstrations from professionals. The tournament begins with a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start after players are paired with one of more than two dozen professionals. Lunch and awards presentation will follow. Entry fees start at $5,000 and include two tickets to the 2015 Charity Classic Celebration dinner and auction Friday, Nov. 20, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. For more information, call 430-9122 or visit immokaleefoundation.org. Baby Basics of Collier County hosts the seventh annual Baby Basics Walking Challenge on Saturday morning, Jan. 23, at North Naples Regional Park. Participants can choose routes from 1.5 to 6 miles. Brunch will be served after the walk. Onsite registration starts at 8:30 the day of the event. For more information or to sign up now, call 3524310 or visit babybasicscollier.org. Email items to email@example.com.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2015 Robert Tomsick, MD, FAADFellowship Trained Mohs Surgeon & Board Certied DermatologistNOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSBringing over 35 years of Mohs surgery and dermatology experience to Naples & Marco IslandSame Week Appointments Available 1-800-591-DERM | www.RiverchaseDermatology.comSurviving Suicide by Naples woman earns endorsementThe American Foundation on Suicide Prevention has endorsed Naples author Deena Baxters Surviving Suicide: Searching for Normal with Heartache and Humor. The book that was published last year is listed on the AFSP website as a resource for families. The following is excerpted from the AFSPs review of the book: This is the story of how a stepmother an unusual perspective in loss memoirs deals with the suicide death of her stepson while trying to maintain some sense of normalcy. Deena Baxter combines humor with serious self-reflection to create a beautifully written book about the impact mental illness has on a person, and about the ways in which the author coped shortly after her loss. The memoir is emotional, yet also very matter-of-fact on the subjects of suicide and mental illness. Recommended for people who are several years removed from their loss. The foundation also reports that numerous mental health and suicide prevention organizations and research centers have requested copies of Surviving Suicide for review, including former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedys foundation and Dr. Thomas Joiner, the internationally renowned expert and researcher on the topic of suicide. Deena Baxter is scheduled to be interviewed by a grief group for an article that will run in the Huffington Post. Her book received a Mascot Books 2014 Outstanding Author Award for Non-Fiction. All profit from sales flows to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMICollier County) to help NAMI provide its programs and services to the community at no cost. Copies of the book are available at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com. Ms. Baxter is booked for numerous presentations this fall to local civic, business and social organizations and religious groups who want to her insights on navigating through sudden loss. For information about speaking engagements, email firstname.lastname@example.org. HEALTHY LIVING Mobile technology holds promise for helping people make healthier lifestyle choices THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATIONSmartphone applications and wearable sensors have the potential to help people make healthier lifestyle choices, but scientific evidence of the effectiveness of mobile health technologies for reducing risk factors for heart disease and stroke is limited, according to the American Heart Association. A scientific statement published in the AHA journal Circulation reviewed the small body of published, peerreviewed studies about the effectiveness of mobile health technologies for managing weight, increasing physical activity, quitting smoking and controlling high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. The fact that mobile health technologies havent been fully studied doesnt mean they are not effective, lead author Lora Burke, Ph.D., says. Self-monitoring is one of the core strategies for changing cardiovascular health behaviors, she adds. If a mobile health technology, such as a smartphone app for self-monitoring diet, weight or physical activity, is helping you improve your behavior, then stick with it. Ms. Burke is a professor of nursing and epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh. One in five American adults use some technology to track health data; the most popular health apps downloaded are related to exercise, counting steps and measuring heart rate. The technologies examined in the statement correspond to the goals in the AHA Lifes Simple 7, seven simple ways to improve your heart health: eating better, being more active, managing your weight, avoiding tobacco smoke, reducing blood sugar and controlling cholesterol and blood pressure. Here are some of the statements findings: Managing weight People who include mobile technology in a comprehensive lifestyle program for weight loss were more successful in short-term weight loss compared to those who tried to lose weight on their own. There isnt any published data on whether the participants maintained their weight loss beyond 12 months, however. When considering a mobile health technology (also called mHealth) weight-loss program, a person should look for one that has many of the same elements as successful person-to-person individualized programs administered by health-care professionals. Such programs emphasize a calorie-controlled diet, physical activity, self-monitoring or recording food intake and physical activity in a paper or digital diary, personalized feedback and social support. Physical activity While the majority of studies show that using an mHealth program boosted physical activity more than not using one, there hasnt been enough research to show whether wearable physical activity monitoring devices actually help you move more. Smoking cessation Mobile phone apps using text messaging to help quit smoking can almost double your chances of quitting, but about 90 percent of people using these apps fail to quit smoking after six months. mHealth SEE TECHNOLOGY, A21
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2015 A21 Open Monday-Saturday 9AM-5PM & Sunday 1PM-5PM THE FLOOR MEISTERS NCH pediatric rehab therapists are gifted with special skills Chief Medical Officer Dr. Frank Astor and I were reminded recently in a most unforgettable way that what matters most, for most of us, is the children. Dr. Astor and I visited Greentree Pediatric Rehabilitation, one of NCHs three outpatient pediatric centers (we also have pediatric rehab teams in Immokalee and in East Naples). The Greentree team, led by outpatient rehab manager Bryce Kinnas and assistant director of rehab operations Vince Laz, gave us an inspirational tour that showed us children, parents and gifted therapists coming together to change lives. The teams passion for caring and treating children from newborns to teenagers whose conditions range from developmental delays to severe post-traumatic injuries, was stirring. Ever since the clinic at Greentree opened more than 12 years ago, these dedicated caregivers have been committed to helping patients and families get over the bridge of denial and move on to treatment for such conditions as torticollis, developmental coordination disorder, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism and orthopedic abnormalities, to mention just a few.These therapists wear many hats: educating family members, administering standardized tests, measuring progress, working collaboratively with Collier County Public Schools, assisting when babies learning how to feed or change to solid food, helping with handwriting and much, much more.The therapeutic environment in which they work is joyful, with bright colors, a short set of stairs, mats, blackboards and all sorts of balls and toys. A good part of a childs work here, particularly a younger child, is play. So the gym, which is the main therapy area, is large enough to hold several children and their therapists while parents can watch through a one-way mirror. Many kids are frightened at the start to be in this environment with a non-parent adult. Dr. Astor and I watched as one nervous preschooler was sweet-talked away from mom to start a session. The little one started to cry, which the occupational therapist took in stride as she comforted him. Clearly, these are special people with special skills. Our pediatric therapists are rewarded in many ways: by the progress the children make, by bonding with stressed families and by being invited to birthday parties and becoming a patients Facebook friend. Dr. Astor and I marveled at the tales of how a child patient wouldnt talk and now wont stop, or wouldnt eat but now wont stop, thanks to the watchful eye and guidance and friendship of NCH therapists. We are helping everyone from the littlest newborns to young adults to adult outpatients live longer, happier, and healthier lives. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. allenWEISSallen.email@example.com Fourth annual autism conference setThe fourth annual Creating a Future for Adults with Autism conference presented by Adonis Autism is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 625 111th Ave. N. in North Naples. This years programs will focus on options for improving health, increasing independence and entrepreneurship. Keynote speaker Jeffrey Smith of the Institute for Responsible Technology will discuss digestive problems and related issues so common in the autistic population and their relation to GMO foods. Other speakers will include Dr. Shane Walker of Thrive Chiropractic of Naples, who will discuss autism and the brain/ body connection, and Nelson Santiago of Picasso Einstein, who will present innovative strategies for enabling persons with disabilities to achieve greater autonomy and independence. In addition, the University of South Florida Center for Autism and Related Disorders will present a workshop about preparing for post-secondary education. Conference registration is $25. To sign up or for more information, visit adonisautism.org. Crohns, colitis support group meetingsThe next support group meeting for the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America takes place from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. For more information, call 649-1336. apps used in combination with a traditional quit-smoking program might help smokers kick the habit. To date, there is little or no U.S.based mHealth technology research on diabetes, blood pressure or cholesterol management. Statement authors reviewed mHealth randomized clinical trials and metaanalyses from the last decade. Most mHealth technology studies were shortterm and limited in size. Nevertheless, dont dismiss the possibility that these devices and apps can help you be heart healthy, Ms. Burke says. To choose a mobile health technology that works for you, ask your health-care provider, fitness instructor, registered dietitian or similar expert for advice, she adds. The statement also encouraged researchers to embrace the challenge of producing the needed evidence regarding how effective these new technologies are and how we can best adopt them into clinical practice to promote better patient health. TECHNOLOGYFrom page 20
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2015 www.SunshineAce.comDOWNTOWN NAPLES | GOLDEN GATE | BONITA SPRINGS SAN CARLOS | MARCO ISLAND | EAST NAPLES | PORT CHARLOTTE Pint samples of Clark + Kensington and Valspar Paint all August long. Must be tinted in unique colors. FIND YOUR PERFECT COLOR. 99 Limit 4 Was $4.99 Thanks to all our customers for voting for us in 2015: BONITAS BEST HARDWARE STORE GULFSHORE LIFE BEST FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS NAPLES DAILY NEWS CHOICE AWARDS BEST HARDWARE STORE FLORIDA WEEKLYS BEST OUTDOOR LIVING HEADQUARTERS Pets of the Week>> Jasmine is a 3-year-old pit bull terrier mix whose personality is even sweeter than her face. She enjoys going on walks and gets along well with others. Her adoption fee is $75. >> Jordan is a 3-year-old Yorkshire terrier mix who can melt hearts with his big brown eyes. His adoption fee is $150. >> Minou is a petite, 1-year-old domestic shorthair mix who enjoys lounging on the lanai and a good head rub. Her adoption fee is $55. >> Stormy is a 3-month-old, tabby/ domestic shorthair mix who loves just about anything and everything, especially playtime with his roommates. His adoption fee is $75. Dogs and cats adopted from Humane Society Naples come with vaccinations, sterilization surgery, ID microchip and 30 days of health insurance. Visit the animals ready for adoption at the main shelter at 370 Airport-Pulling Road N. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday), or at the satellite adoption center at Coastland Center during mall hours. Call 6431555 or visit HSNaples.org for more information. PET TALESMaine-ly for dogsMany national parks limit the presence of dogs, but Acadia is a beautiful exception BY KIM CAMPBELL THORNTONUniversal UclickThere were dogs everywhere: on trails, on top of Cadillac Mountain, kayaking on a lake and enjoying lunch with their people at Jordan Pond House. Where were we? Acadia National Park, on Maines rugged coastline. Last year, I wrote about taking pets to national parks. It can be done, but for the most part, pets are limited in where they can go. They are usually banned from all but paved trails, as well as lodges and visitor centers (although they can walk around outside them). An exception is dog-friendly Acadia. The 74-square-mile park encompasses much of Mount Desert Island, and its features include ocean shoreline, lakes, forests and Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the north Atlantic coast. Dogs must be on a leash for their safety and that of wildlife, but that said, they have access to 100 miles of hiking trails and 45 miles of crushed-rock carriage roads, which are shared by hikers, bicyclists and horse-drawn vehicles. Dogs are allowed on carriage roads and on most trails; exceptions include difficult trails such as Precipice and Beehive, which require climbing iron ladders or rungs or crossing narrow ridges along cliff edges. The east side of Jordan Pond trail isnt recommended for dogs, either; as we discovered, it requires quite a bit of scrambling over boulders. While we saw a pair of Brittany spaniels kayaking with their people, neither dogs nor people are allowed to swim in most of the lakes because they are public water supplies. Echo Lake and Sand Beach restrict pets during summer. Other restricted areas include the Wild Gardens of Acadia and public buildings. Dog-friendly excursions include horse-drawn tours of the carriage roads, a windjammer cruise on the Margaret Todd, a trip on a lobster boat and a nature cruise of Frenchman Bay. Leashed dogs may also ride the Island Explorer Buses that go to, from and through the park. Pets are permitted at Seawall and Blackwoods campgrounds. If thats a little too rustic for you, the town of Bar Harbor and surrounding areas have several pet-friendly accommodations, including cottages through Ryan Estate Rentals, Balance Rock Inn (which has a steep pet fee) and chains such as Holiday Inn and Quality Inn. Dawn Celapino of San Diego and her cairn terrier Jack visited Acadia on a recent 10-week road trip to promote fitness for people and dogs (Jacks Journey USA). When they werent driving through the park or hiking in the rain, they parked their RV at Hadleys Point Campground, a few miles west of Acadia. Amenities included a laundry facility and Wi-Fi. An alternative suggested by Marie C. Taylor in her book Doggy Walks and Destinations: Acadia National Park and Vicinity is to board your dog at a kennel with in/out privileges so you can take him on some outings but still have a place for him to stay if you go somewhere he cant. Boarding him also increases your choice of lodgings. Ironically, our dogs didnt accompany us on this trip. Flying one of them crosscountry, let alone three, just wasnt in the cards, but if we go back, well definitely hope to bring them along. When you visit a national park with your dog, follow the rules so other pet owners can continue to enjoy its beauty.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2015 NEWS A23 (Adult & Pediatric) MEET OUR PHYSICIANSPenny J. Orr, OD, MD, MD, OD, OD SWFLEYE.COM CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT! Seeking to put Gods love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. AUGUST SALE: Entire store 50% All month long! www.oaktreedentistrynaples.com 90 Cypress Way East #20 Naples FL (Across From Sams Club) 239-596-5771 Insurance Processing Early Morning Appointments THE DIVA DIARIESIndulging for a good cause is not so good for a dieting DivaAs part of my job, Im asked to do a wide variety of interesting things. There was the time I entered a charity dance competition (two left feet and no sense of rhythm caused me to be bumped to emcee the event instead). Then there was the time I was asked to show up at a lovely local philanthropists birthday soiree dressed as Queen Elizabeth II to present the birthday girl with an award (the gray wig was not particularly flattering, but the tiara and pearls made up for it). I always enjoy celebrity bartending for fundraisers, but I have been known to drink a smidge or so of the inventory. In my few attempts at being a celebrity waiter for charity to-dos, Ive learned that while I did do some restaurant work in my 20s, waiting tables at a fancy fundraising event is a lot harder than it looks. Of all the things Im asked to do, the most appealing and most fun is definitely food and cocktail judging. Its just really hard to say no when youre asked to eat or drink for a good cause. The only challenge is when youre desperately trying to diet, which Ive been doing since spring. Cutting out bread, processed sugar and wine (sad face) and adding exercise to my daily routine has resulted in a 40-pound weight loss (happy face), but my inability to just say no to taste judging has me on a slippery slope. First there was a chili cook-off in July where local chefs whipped up tasty pots of chili to sample with yummy things like corn bread, sour cream and cheese. The whole day leading up to the feast, I ate nothing; the next day, I spent an hour in the gym. My diet survived, and the needle on the scale only moved a millimeter to the right. But this past weekend started off on Friday with a milkshake-judging contest and ended with a rum cocktail judging contest. The shakes had names like Birthday Cake, Strawberry Shortcake and Smurfberry, and they made my taste buds, the ones that hadnt experienced sugar in months, dance with joy, as if theyd been released from a cruel prison that only served grilled chicken and fish. Then came the rum cocktail competition on Sunday afternoon, when local bartenders went all out creating delightfully delicious concoctions with coconut rums, fresh strawberries, sweet syrups and more. Because my alcohol intake since I started the diet has consisted mostly of boring vodka mixed with uninspired seltzer water, I suddenly felt like I was in the tropics. All I needed was a pool boy and a cabana. Again, it was all for a good cause and admittedly, it was so much fun. But come Monday morning, the change (sad face) on the scale only added to my sugar/alcohol crash. So Im on the hunt for ways to help the community AND balance out my affection for food judging. I could run for a good cause or do hours of sit-ups for a nonprofit. Does anyone need gym equipment judged? I could do that. A bottled-water tasting, anyone? OK, I know that last ones a stretch, but Im just putting it out there Ciao for now, my lovelies! Stay tuned for another divalicious diary entry next week stephanieDAVIS firstname.lastname@example.org
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2015 MONEY & INVESTINGWinners and losers in light of a devalued yuanPeople like consistency and predictability in their lives. This is true with the small things in life like knowing that when you order a McDonalds double cheeseburger, it always contains exactly two pickles. It is also true for the more important things like the fact like knowing when I go to bed each night that my wife isnt going to strangle me in my sleep. Well, I am at least 99 percent confident that she wont. That one time I forgot our anniversary, it was a little touch and go. But consistency and predictability are especially critical in financial markets. The market can typically handle any news, even really bad news, without too much of a breakdown if it is anticipated. But events that are not expected can really blindside the market and cause massive fluctuations. That is why last weeks move by the Chinese government to depreciate its currency was such a market-moving incident. But why did the government do it and what effect will it have on the rest of the world? To understand this event, we must first look at the history of the Chinese yuan/U.S. dollar exchange rate. For the last 10 years, the Chinese government has been slowly but methodologically making its currency stronger versus the dollar. It accomplished this by setting extremely narrow bands within which the yuan could trade versus the dollar and then moving the bands each day. If the yuan ever moved beyond these bands, the government would use its trillions of dollars of foreign reserves to move the yuan back in line. China wanted its currency to appreciate for several reasons including, combating inflation, making it easier for Chinese companies to issue and service debt denominated in foreign currencies, giving more purchasing power to the growing Chinese upper and middle classes, and making the case the that yuan should be a global reserve currency. So from 2005 to earlier this year, the yuan/dollar exchange rate went from 8 yuan per dollar to 6 yuan/dollar. But everything changed last week. Out of the blue (or the red in this case), the Communist Party announced that the yuan would be devalued by 2 percent and that going forward, it would allow the market to place a greater role in determining the yuan/dollar exchange rate. Each day after the announcement, the yuan dropped further and further. Why would the government suddenly reverse course after 10 years? The official explanation was that the government wanted to be more free-market oriented. And it is true that the International Monetary Fund along with most central banks have been calling for the Chinese government to loosen its control of its currency. In fact, the strong yuan, because it was the result of market manipulation, was actually holding back the yuan from becoming a global reserve currency. But most analysts believe that there were more significant reasons for China to take this dramatic step. Primarily, it conjectured that the Chinese manufacturing sector, the primary driver of its entire economy, is much worse off than is publicly advertised and this was necessary to turn this sector around. A weakened yuan would mean that Chinese goods would be even cheaper in other countries like the U.S. So who are the winners and losers of this dramatic move by China? The big winners are clearly manufacturers in China like Lenovo but also U.S. companies that produce their components in China. This also benefits companies like Walmart, that sell so many Chinese-made goods. Consumers outside of China who buy Chinese made goods will be able to buy those more cheaply, which should combat global inflation, another positive effect. The losers of this yuan devaluation will first be the Chinese consumers. They will see higher prices of anything imported into their country, including food and energy. The devalued yuan is bad news for luxury goods makers hoping to expand into China like Louis Vuitton, Mercedes or even Apple (Apple stock price fell 5 percent on the day the yuan was devalued) as their products will be even more expensive to Chinese buyers. And countries like Vietnam or Thailand that directly compete with China in foreign trade will be pressured to devalue their currencies to be price competitive, potentially starting a currency war across all of Asia.Two major questions remain regarding this unprecedented move by China. The first is how far will the government allow the currency to fluctuate? Will it step in if the currency continues to fall or will it truly allow market forces to control price movements? And second, will a lower currency jumpstart a struggling Chinese economy? The Communist Party has already cut interest rates, loosened capital controls and started a massive infrastructure initiative to stimulate slowing growth rates. If this doesnt work, the Chinese government is starting to run out of options. And that could be bad news for the entire global economy. Eric Bretan, the co-owner of Ricks Estate & Jewelry Buyers in Punta Gorda was a senior derivatives marketer and investment banker for more than 15 years at several global banks. 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HUNTINGTON PRIVATE CLIENT GROUPThe Huntington Private Client Group is a team of professionals that includes Private Bankers and Personal Trust Administrators and Portfolio Managers from The Huntington National Bank and licensed investment representatives of The Huntington Investment Company, who work together to deliver a full range of wealth and nancial services. Member FDIC. Huntington and Listen, Plan, Advise are federally registered service marks of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated. HuntingtonWelcome is a service mark of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated. Huntington Bancshares Incorporated. Awards & Recognition George Beasley chairman and CEO of Beasley Media Group, has been named among the 40 Most Powerful People in Radio by Radio Ink magazine for 2015. This is the 18th time Mr. Beasley has made the magazines list. He founded the company that bears his name in 1961, purchased his first Southwest Florida radio station in 1986 and moved the corporate offices to Naples in 1988. Throughout his 50-plus years in radio, Mr. Beasley has served on numerous boards and earned countless honors and awards from the broadcast industry, the local communities in which he has participated, as well as various civic and charitable organizations. Attorney Yale Freeman Yale T. Freeman, P.A., received an award of appreciation from the Florida Dispute Resolution Center for four years of pro bono service totaling several hundred hours. Mr. Freeman was a speaker at the DRCs annual convention recently in Orlando. Among his areas of concentration are the investigation and defense of economic crime, health-care fraud and real estate fraud. Jennifer Trammell, director of video products and social media at NewsBank Inc., has been named Ooh La La Jewels Du Jours Ooh La La Lady for August in recognition of her character, community involvement and charitable giving of time, treasures and talents. Ms. Trammell graduated from Northwestern Universitys Medill School of Journalism and worked as a TV news anchor and reporter before joining NewsBank, the Naples-based company that partners with nearly 9,000 news providers around the globe. She serves as vice president of the local Northwestern alumni club, volunteers with the Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida and sits on the Public Policy Committee of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. She is a 2014 graduate of the chambers GAIN Leadership Collier program.The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP, with offices in Naples, has been named among the 50 Best Law Firms for Women 2015 by Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers. This is the third consecutive year the firm has been honored for its family-friendly policies, as well as career and business initiatives that help retain young women attorneys and advance them into the leadership pipeline.MY Shower Door/D3 Glass has been included in the Inc. 5000 list for 2015 by Inc. magazine, ranking No. 2,085 on the list that recognizes the top growing companies in the U.S. every year. MY Shower Door is a family business that sells and installs heavy glass frameless shower doors; D3 Glass fabricates and tempers glass for glass shops throughout Florida. The Daubmann family opened their first store in Naples in 2003 and now have 30 employees in Naples, Fort Myers, Sarasota, Tampa and soon, St. Petersburg. D3 Glass in Fort Myers has a staff of 28. The Daubmanns also have affiliate stores in Oklahoma City, Grand Rapids, Mich., and York, Penn. Board Appointments New board members appointed to serve Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida for three-year terms are: Stephen Bienko CEO, 42 Holdings LLC; Bruce Harris, retired, Volkswagen Group of America; Nancy Korista, human resources professional, Strategic HR Services; Hong Long, vice president of technology and advanced application, Kore Telematics; Brad Shultz, vice president and senior relationship manager, Wells Fargo Bank. Executive officers of the board for 2015-16 are: Gary Tasman, chair; Andy Buschle, chair-elect; Curt Todd, secretary; Kimberly Pitts, treasurer; Brandon Box, member atlarge; Richard Caligiuri, member atlarge; Scott Fischer, member at-large; and Tom Pitser, immediate past chair. Robert Keane and Priscilla Grannis have joined the board of directors for Lighthouse of Collier Center for Blindness and Vision Loss. Mr. Keane is the director of conference services, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, at the LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort. Ms. Grannis, a retired attorney, is in her fourth and final year as president of the Womens Republican Club of Naples Federated and in her first year as vice chairman of the Collier County Republican Executive Committee. Health Care Nancy Dauphinais has been promoted to clinical director of Crossroads substance abuse services at the David Lawrence Center, Collier Countys only comprehensive, not-forprofit mental health and substance abuse treatment facility serving children, adults and families. As such, Ms. Dauphinais is a member of the centers senior management team. She earned a bachelors degree in psychology from Duke University and a masters in counseling from Florida Gulf Coast University. She began her career with the center in 2005 as a behavioral health technician in acute care services. Her first promotion was to emergency services clinician to screen, assess and triage clients in crisis. Prior to her recent promotion, she was clinical supervisor for Crossroads. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2015 Let Anthony Schrenkel help you get pre-quali ed today by calling American Eagle Mortgage Company, LLC at (239) 877-0327 Direct Lender In-house Underwriting Quick Approvals Closings on Time Diversity of Programs Mortgage Banker We deliver on Our Promise* Seasoned/Talented Loan Of cers *Customers are not an account number, they are valued friends!Why do Realtors choose American Eagle Mortgage for their clients? Vinos Picasso paint bar has expanded to include a Naples location, a mobile division and an in-season garden classroom at the gallery of Matlacha artist Leoma Lovegrove. We paint in a corner of Leomas garden and its the bar-none Florida experience, she says. Its a great place to chill. Katie Finch, her mother Vicki Meads and sister Kara Burnside bought into a licensing concept they loved when they opened Uptown Art in CityPlace five years ago. We quickly outgrew that space and have relocated, says Ms. Finch. The family opened a Boca Raton studio Aug. 1 and is launching a third location in Jupiter in October. Its a social art experience for beginners to fun-havers, she says. We have recently teamed up with several local businesses and are now offering workshops in floral design, calligraphy, custom stationery, mixology and more. Aixa McHugh, who quit a corporate job to open Mother Earth Pottery in North Naples, figures her parties continue to grow in popularity because they foster interaction. And everyone has fun. If you go to a theater, you spend money on the movie and popcorn but dont get to spend time with each other, she says. We have friends who come in, bring a bottle of wine and talk and laugh the whole time. They get so much more out of it than just sitting at a restaurant. Theyre here to take time to paint, laugh and inspire each other. I think its gaining popularity because people are so obsessed with cell phones and email, this gives them the chance to disconnect, says Jennifer Giubardo who manages the Painting with a Twist studio at Gulf Coast Town Center for her parents Chris and Barry White. Ive noticed when people come here they arent constant checking their phone. Ms. Giubardo was hooked after her first painting class in Miami and her parents were looking for something to do in retirement. I quit a corporate job to do this, she says. I moved to Southwest Florida because a gentleman in Miami already had the whole territory. Painting with a Twist is the granddaddy of the art party world, started in 2007, and now offers 235 studios and growing. The Whites are opening a Cape Coral location in November and a third in Port Charlotte within six to eight months. Ms. Merritts Splash comes to the party and her personal niche is area country clubs and private parties ranging from 10 to 70 aspiring artists. Kid-themed activities substitute milk and cookies for wine. She got started three years ago after hanging out with friends. We were drinking wine and talked about going to a class but were too lazy to go to CityPlace, she laughs. A friend looked at me and said, Nicole, you paint, and I have a big mouth. Ms. Merritt never dreamed the conversation would lead to a full-time hobby-asjob. Im also a mom so Im hiring more artists because I cant keep up. Its a good problem to have. Ms. Price Harrys aha moment came while visiting her sister. She and her friends were all raving about this paint place and I remember thinking, Why would I pay $40 when I can already paint? she recalls. It was in a run-down place and the artist had no personality and offered no assistance. But I remember walking out on a high, thinking Wow, this encompasses everything I like. I learned a lot about wine while working in a fine dining restaurant during college and Ive always painted. Her vision for the Vinos Picasso location in Fort Myers was a combination art gallery, wine bar and painting studio with a cast of outgoing and personable artists. The business hosts at least eight private parties weekly. Hank and Liz Weisiger started Bisque IT as a pick-and-glaze pottery painting studio but now offer traditional wheel throwing, clay hand-building, glass-fusing mosaic art and step-by-step acrylic on canvas painting instruction. Most of their business is word of mouth and via Google searches. Its really hot with the ladies because its a great way to socialize, relax and get out and do something different, says Mr. Weisiger. We have ladies nights, host private parties and have grandparents who bring their grandkids here as soon as they get in town. Ms. Finch says 40 to 60 percent of her clientele are women. This business is driven by women and its great to see them get together and enjoy a different social experience, Ms. Giubardo says. Adds Price Harry: Men come in dragging their feet but leave pleased and surprised. Weve hosted office parties with men and even had a 40-year-old son bring in his 60-year-old dad, says Mother Earths Ms. McHugh. Weisiger also takes painting parties to restaurants, bars and fundraising events. Were all about being tied into the community, he says. Were not in it to make tons of money but ultimately were making a living, have three kids and a house five minutes away. For the artists and business owners its rewarding to see a naysayer excited about their finished project. Overcoming the I-cant-do-it mentality is one of their biggest challenges. People are having a good time and learn a lot. Theyre getting together with friends and learning something rather than going to a bar or going out to eat, says Ms. Merritt. I love hearing people say, Oh my God, I did it. Theres always the person who has never painted before that does really well because they pay attention the most and follow instructions. One lady brought her painting home and her husband asked where she bought it. For the longest time, he didnt believe she painted it. Customers at Gail Velasquezs Paint Escape, a paint-your-own-ceramic studio in Cape Coral, often doubt themselves yet are always amazed at how good it really looks, she says. The instruction is pretty simply: Give it lots of paint and thats pretty much it. For 14 of the 15 years since she left teaching special education to open her business in 2000, Ms. Velasquez has offered ladies nights wine and painting parties every Friday night, accommodating up to 25 guests. We have 800 pieces people can pick from, we talk about colors and everybody does something different, whether its a mug, a serving piece, garden sculpture or figurine. Paint Escape also hosts birthday and adult parties, wedding and bridal showers and even team-building programs. People are getting back into doing this, Velasquez says. Its one of those extra things they stopped doing when money got tight with the recession. Its also a great way to make things for the house or personalized gifts that express caring. People always come in and say they cant paint but after walking out, theyre euphoric like I was, Ms. Price Harry says. It really builds self-esteem and the therapeutic benefits of painting are amazing Im working on getting a private grant to bring foster children, kids from low-income homes and mental health facilities to bring them into paint. Painting with a Twist offers the monthly fundraiser, Painting with a Purpose, donating half of the profits to charity. Theyre almost always a sellout. Septembers is Big Hearts for Big Dogs.Jobs for starving artistsVinos Picasso and other paint-and-sip studios also benefit the local arts community, hiring Southwest Florida artists to lead classes and create original artwork. Ms. Price Harry employs about 10 during the off-season as instructors and also uses local artists for her website. Each class includes a lead instructor and an assistant roaming a classroom of up to 40 painters. Im the only non-trained artist on staff, she says. With a gallery of more than 3,500 paintings Painting with a Twist is the largest national employer of artists. Most of these businesses offer online calendars depicting the painting of the day, easy registration and payment. Popular themes include beaches and palms. Vinos Picasso also offers Paint your Date, Paint your Pet, live nude model classes and wine-glass painting. About 90 percent of the studios customers have never painted before. Ms. Merritt offers a repertoire of about 30 paintings shes created, adding to her portfolio after customizing a painting for a clients party theme. The paint party business is also fun for owners. At 9 a.m. I told my husband I was going to quit my job I was tired of the corporate world and I didnt know what I was going to do, Ms. McHugh says. By noon I told him I was going to open a pottery studio. It just fell into my lap and happened so quickly. Ms. McHugh had dabbled in art and pottery for fun and until that moment had never thought of it as a career. Mother Earth offers parties for all ages and guests have the option of painting everything from piggy banks and pendants to garden sculptures, trinket boxes and vases. Anyone can do it and its a lot of fun, she says. Their work can be handed down to grandchildren and great grandchildren. There was one 94-year-old woman who had never done anything like this before and she loved it. We have a knitting club from a senior group coming in. We could take everything to them but theyre coming here because they want to get out. Theyre so excited. Its definitely a trend that has taken off. Theres no question, says Ms. Price Harry. Theres a similar concept now every five miles. We have competition. Im a capitalist and know I offer an amazing experience. Im local and my art comes from here. Im excited to forge ahead and continue with what I do. PAINTFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTOPaint Escape in Cape Coral.COURTESY PHOTOSplash in West Palm Beach
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Miriam Lemoine has joined the Naples office of McQuaid & Company at Bayfront Place. Ms. Lemoine joins the firm with more than a year of residential real estate experience with John R. Wood Properties. Before beginning her real estate career, the native New Yorker managed her husbands private medical practices in Clarksville, Tenn., for 13 years and then worked for Health Management Associates as a credentialing specialist, overseeing an average of 200 physicians in the companys Mississippi division. Pam Nedelk has joined McQuaid & Company as office manager for the agencys new Coconut Point office. A Naples resident since 1990, the Ohio native previously worked with McQuaid & Company in 2007. For more than 17 years, she provided estimating and sales assistance for J. Joseph Design and Construction of Naples. A graduate of Walsh University in Canton, Ohio, she taught elementary school for more than 10 years.REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY B7 WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2015SEE NEWSMAKERS, B13 REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERS LEMOINE NEDELK 3651 Turtle Dove Blvd., Punta GordaYou will be impressed from the minute you walk through the front doors of this TowlesCorp mansion built in 2007. The spacious floor plan features three bedrooms and 3 baths spread over 3,546 square feet and includes formal living and dining rooms as well as a casual dining area and family room. Ideal for the boating enthusiast, it offers sailboat access to Charlotte Harbor and is on an above average-sized corner lot in Punta Gorda Isles, a deed-restricted, upscale boating and golfing community. The property is listed at $999,999 by Berkshire Hathaway Florida, berkshirehathawayhs.com. What $1 million will buy in Southwest Florida 2853 SW 47th Terrace, Cape CoralBuilt on a huge lot with lots of privacy and a magnificent view in a beautiful southwest Cape location, this luxury home has been recently updated with a new outdoor kitchen with granite countertops along with new paver pool deck, flooring, baths, fans, pool heater and air conditioning for the master wing. Its located on the Spreader Canal with more than 180 feet of water frontage, a dock with a tiki nut, a 10,000-pound boat lift and a separate personal watercraft lift. The property is listed at $999,900 by Blue Sky Realty and Builders, blueskybuilders.net. 10088 Idle Pine Lane, Bonita SpringsYou can enjoy panoramic lake to golf-course views from this Harborside custom-built home. This three-bedroom-plus-study open floor plan has upgrades such as granite countertops, tile and wood flooring, an oversized three-car garage and many more upgrades. The pool has an outdoor bar area for entertaining, and the location is within walking distance of the Shadow Wood Clubhouse and Commons Club. The property is listed at $995,000 by John R. Wood Properties, johnrwood.com. 13201 Pond Apple Drive E., NaplesThis stately home has that special something it has been lovingly maintained and barely lived in, built on a choice site. The lot is almost an acre of lush open golf course, so your yard feels like it goes on and on. With high ceilings, a desirable floor plan and great attention to detail, this Quail Creek Estates residence has three bedrooms plus den, 4 baths and 4,392 square feet to enjoy. The property is listed at $999,800 by McQuaid & Company, mcquaidco.com.
Coastal Chic. Prices from $1.3 Million. Sales Center Open Daily Another Naples community by the developers of Moraya Bay & The Dunes KaleaBay.com 239-793-0110 13910 Old Coast Road, Naples, FL 34110 Located off Vanderbilt Drive just north of Wiggins Pass RoadThe lakefront clubhouse at Kalea Bay will be a social center of epic pr oportions. With three pools, an indoor/outdoor restaurant, poolside bar, expansive sundeck, tennis pavilion and nearby guest suites, a fun-in-the-sun day is guaranteed. All wrapped within our brand new hi-rise, resort-style community consisting of 3 and 4 bedroom waterfront residences. Social Cool. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY CHAPTER 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE.Exclusive Sales & Marketing by Wilson& Associates
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WE MAKE IT EASY. YOU MAKE IT HOME. RoyalShellSales.com 239.261.9101For Rentals Call239.213.3311Florida: Bonita Springs/Estero, Cape Coral, Captiva Island, Fort Myers, Naples/Marco Island, Ocala and Sanibel Island North Carolina: Cashiers/Lake Glenville, Highlands, Sapphire/Lake Toxaway FORT MYERS Deep Water Access Minutes To Gulf 2 Story w/ 8,300 Sq. Ft., 5 BA, 2 Half Baths $2,599,000 MLS 215020941 Kay Ridge & Patti Testa 239.272.4565 ST. CHARLES HARBOUR NAPLES Beautiful Single Family Home Walking Distance to Beach, Venetian Village & Fresh Market $1,540,000.00 MLS 215017759 Dodona Roboci 239.776.8123 PARK SHORE BONITA SPRINGS Build Your Dream Home1 Block From Beach 0.40 Acres, 106' Wide, Deep Water, No HOA Fees $799,000 MLS 215006615 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 BONITA BEACH ESTERO Single Family Home in Gated Golf Community Furnished 3 Bed +Den, 3 Bath $649,900 MLS 215036358 The Bordner Team 239.989.8829 CLUB PELICAN SOUND GOLF & RIVER BAY POINTE Peaceful Lakeside Setting 2 Bedrooms, Den, 2 Baths $399,000 MLS 215040372 Gary, Jeff & Becky Jaarda 239.248.7474 BONITA BAY BONITA SPRINGS Attached Villa 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2-Car Garage Panoramic Lake & Golf Course Views $275,000.00 MLS 215009062 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 SPANISH WELLS FT. MYERS Beautiful 3+ acres 10 Minutes from Sanibel 449,000 MLS 215043626 Roger Stening, The Fischer Group 239.770.4707 NEW LISTING BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME SPRING RUN 2nd Floor, 2 Bedroom +Den, 2 Bath Residence Turnkey Furnished with Lake & Preserve Views $285,000 MLS 215021902 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 THE BROOKS MEDICI 4 Bedroom +Den, 4 Full & 2 Half Baths Expansive Outdoor Living Area for Entertaining $2,599,000 MLS 214055960 Dru & Greg Martinovich 239.564.5717 MEDITERRA REGENCY TOWERS Views of Gulf & Venetian Bay 3 BR, 3 BA with a Total of 2,300 Sq. Ft. $1,449,000.00 MLS 215042956 Steve Suddeth & Ben Maltese 239.784.0693 MOORINGS FORT MYERS Stunning 5 BR +Den, 4.5 BA Estate Pool Home Gourmet Kitchen, Billiard Room, Travertine Tile 795,000 MLS 215029032 Zach Fischer, The Fischer Group 239.777.7500 BRIARCLIFF BELLINO Spacious & Bright 3 BR +Den Pool Home Expansive Lake View, Large Screened Lanai $620,000 MLS 215020858 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 VASARI ESTERO 4 BR, 2.5 BA, Over 3,000 Sq. Ft. Living Space Formal Living & Dining Rooms, Heated Pool $399,000 MLS 215033751 Mike Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.340.5455 ROOKERY POINTE NAPLES West of 41 3 Bedrooms & 2 Bathrooms 274,000 MLS 215037440 Annette Villano & Jim Hiester 239.248.6798 THE RETREAT ATTENTION BOATERS Furnished 5 Bedroom Custom Built Home Pool/Spa & Boat Dock on Water's Edge $2,595,000 MLS 214054239 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 VANDERBILT WATERFRONT HOME SANCTUARY Exceptional Custom Home on an Expansive Lake Salt Water Pool/Spa with Waterfall & Outdoor Kitchen $1,299,000.00 MLS 214056841 Linda Ramsey 239.405.3054 BONITA BAY NAPLES 5 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, 3 Car Garage Huge Screened Lanai with Pool 750,000 MLS 215013690 Doug Haughey 239.961.1561 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES FORT MYERS Immaculate3 Be droom/2 Bathroom on One Acre Gorgeous Heated, Pavered Tropical Pool $549,000 MLS 215043618 Roger Stening, The Fischer Group 239.770.4707 NEW LISTING OWN A PIECE OF PARADISE NAPLES 2 Bedrooms +Den, 2 Bathrooms Private Pool & Lanai Setting $389,000 MLS 215044042 Deb Adams-Bateman 239.273.4824 NEW LISTING NAPLES PARK BONITA SPRINGS Turnkey Furnished 2 BR + Den, 2 BA 2nd Floor Condo Expansive Pond, Water Feature & Golf Course Views $269,000.00 MLS 214064015 Jim Griffith, Boeglin Team 239.322.2409 LAS BRISAS AT SPANISH WELLS
13931 WILLISTON WAY One Story Masterpiece 5,400 Sq. Ft. Under Air 4 BR, 6.5 BA, 2 Offices, & Gym $2,450,000 MLS 214059734 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 OPEN 8/23/15 1-4PM SPECTACULAR LAKE GOLF VIEWS LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! 4 BR Home in Very Desirable Community West of 41 and Close to Your Own Private Beach & Shopping $1,100,000.00 MLS 215018171 Mark Semeraro 239.370.2455 MOORINGS GOLDEN GATE ESTATES 3 Fenced Pastures, 6 Stall Barn, Riding Arena Completely Remodeled Ranch Home, 5BR, 4BA $749,900 MLS 214054247 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 ATTENTION HORSE LOVERS INDIGO SHORES 3 Bedrooms + Office/Loft Wood & Tile Floors Throughout $535,000.00 MLS 215038544 Pam Olsen 239.464.6873 WEST BAY BEACH & GOLF CLUB BONITA SPRINGS Completely Remodeled 2 Bed +Den, 2 Bath Villa Partially Furnished & Extended Covered Lanai $389,000 MLS 215037000 The Bordner Team 239.989.8829 WORTHINGTON GOLF & CC BONITA SPRINGS Coach Home with Garage, Built in 2006 Low Density Gated Community, Canoe Launch $246,000 MLS 215020370 Vahle Team 239.450.7805 SERRANO NAPLES Lakefront Executive Home & Cabana 5 BR +Den, Loft, 5.5 BA Pool & Spa 2,225,000 MLS 215037074 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 TREVISO BAY NAPLES 4 Bedroom + Den, 3.5 Baths Pool/Spa Home with 3-Car Garage $874,900.00 MLS 215035409 Ben Maltese & Steve Suddeth 239.273.8700 STONEBRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB CAPRI Beautifully & Completely Updated Home 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 2,471 Sq. Ft. Under Air $725,000.00 MLS 215045547 Larry Bell 239.919.4404 NEW LISTING PELICAN LANDING BONITA SPRINGS Fantastic 3 BR +Den, 2 BA Newer Pool Home Views of Lake & Golf Course $525,000 MLS 215031278 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 VASARI HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Attached Garage Tons of Natural Light & Lake Views $340,000 MLS 214063279 Doug Haughey 239.961.1561 BRIDGEWATER BAY NAPLES 3 Bedrooms + Bonus Room, 2 Baths Close to 5th Ave. S. $214,900.00 MLS 215010204 Kurt Petersen 239.777.0408 PINE VIEW VILLAS RIVERBROOKE Exceptional Estate Home 5 Bedroom, +Office, 6 Bathrooms $2,150,000 MLS 215005155 Sue Ellen Mathers 239.877.2726 WEST BAY CLUB BELLINI Luxurious 3 BR +Den Lake/Beachfront Condo 3rd Floor, Open Floor Plan, 3,000+ Sq. Ft. $849,000 MLS 215016737 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 MIROMAR LAKES 3917 FABIENNE COURT Estate Home with Pool 3 Bedrooms +Den, 3 Baths 659,900 MLS 215025252 Debbie Dekevich 239.877.4194 OPEN 8/23/15 1-4PM WILSHIRE LAKES BONITA SPRINGS Charming 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Pool & Spa Extensively Updated $484,900.00 MLS 215019667 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 SPANISH WELLS NAPLES Light, Bright & Airy 2 BR +Den, 2 BA Pet Friendly Community No Size Restrictions $299,999 MLS 215009693 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 BENT PINE VILLAS NAPLES 2 BR, 2 BA Villa with Attached Garage Only 10 Minutes to 5th Avenue S. $159,000.00 MLS 215044312 Roboci Team, Dodona & Ornela 239.776.8123 NEW LISTING HUNTINGTON WOODS RIVERWALK Completely & Tastefully Remodeled Lake View from All New Pool & Lanai $1,849,000.00 MLS 215023931 Linda Ramsey 239.405.3054 BONITA BAY NAPLES 3 BR, 3.5 BA Waterfront Townhouse Investors: Existing One Year Lease at $3,000/mo. $839,000.00 MLS 214030966 Steve Suddeth & Jennifer Nicolai 239.784.0693 GOLDEN SHORES FORT MYERS 4 Bedroom+ Office, 3 Full Bathrooms Cabana and Guesthouse w/Kitchenette 650,000 MLS 215043113 Katie Brady 239-770-6061 NEW LISTING TIDEWATER ISLAND 13400 VILLA DI PRESERVE 4 BR, 3BA, 3 Car Garage 2264 sq. ft. Pool Home 449,900 MLS 215040302 Katie Brady 239-770-6061 OPEN 8/23/15 1-4PM PRESERVE AT CORKSCREW BONITA SPRINGS 3 BR, 2 BA Villa in a Convenient Location 10' Ceilings, Open Floor Plan, Tile Throughout $285,500 MLS 215044279 Mike Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.340.5455 NEW LISTING SPANISH GARDENS FORT MYERS 2 BR, 2 BA Furnished Manufactured Home Beautifully Maintained $150,000 MLS 215037506 Bari Fischer, The Fischer Group 239.872.7333 COACH LIGHT MANOR
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 OF NORTH NAPLES Location, location! 3BR/2.5BA+den is nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac. From the moment you walk through the front door, you will be impressed with this pristine home. Interior features: 20" tile, crown molding, built-in of ce and more. Screened lanai is a room in itself creating prefect space to entertain. Ready for immediate occupancy. $469,900 NEW LISTINGVILLAGE WALK OF NORTH NAPLES If you've been looking for your dream home, your journey ends here! Well-appointed 4BR/3BA+den lakeview home is positioned in an exceptional cul-de-sac location. Gracious oor plan offers plenty of room to entertain. Dine al fresco on the screened lanai or cool off from the summer heat in the custom pool and spa. Rarely available oor plan is a must see. $635,000 VILLAGE WALK OF NORTH NAPLES3BR/2.5BA+den POOL HOME features inviting open oor plan, new A/C, new washer/dryer, tile throughout with exception to den, built-in of ce, hurricane shutters and private pool with lake view. Great buy! $445,000 VILLAGE WALK OF NORTH NAPLES 3BR/2.5BA+den extended Oakmont oor plan offers 2,193 sq. ft. under air. Features: tile in living areas, newer A/C, hurricane shutters, decorative mirrors, whole-house RainSoft system, an expansive lanai framed with lake and bridge views, and a exceptional cul-desac location make this a must see home! Furnishing negotiable. $455,555 VILLAGE WALK OF NORTH NAPLES3BR/2BA single-family Glenwood model with south facing pool, accordion shutters, granite in kitchen and master bath, laminate oors and more! $379,500 NEW LISTING Richard DrosteREALTOR239firstname.lastname@example.orgJacki Strategos GRI, CREN, SRES, e-Pro 239-370-1222JStrategos@att.net Marco Island & Southwest Florida Real Estate SpecialistsVisit www.JackiStrategos.com Today! 1642 Rainbow Court $599,000 NEW WINDOWSThis Florida-style 3BR/2BA home, on the water, has endless updates and an oversized garage.Sierra Grande $225,000 PRIVATE GARAGEEnjoy the best community amenities hands down. Built in 2007, this 3BR/2BA end unit boasts tile, granite, crown molding and more. Available Homesites on Marco Island BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME91 South Heathwood Inland $88,900 331 Hazelcrest Oversized; inland $160,000 1664 Villa Court Wide water views $463,000Aquarius $136,000 CENTRAL LOCATIONAdorable 1BR/1BA unit; it is wonderfully bright, cheerful and updated nicely. Enjoy the lovely neighborhood grounds. Naples | $669,000LEMURIA Naples | $229,900 PIPERS GROVE TOGETHER WE ARE DEDICATED TO PROVIDING OUR PERSONALIZED CONCIERGE SERVICE TO OUR BUYERS AND SELLERS. EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS GORDIE LAZICH & MARK MARAN Naples | $577,500 657 SOLIEL DRIVE Each o ce is independently owned and operated. GORDIE LAZICH239.777.2033 email@example.com MARK MARAN239.777.3301 firstname.lastname@example.org PENDING
WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2015 B13 Dream homes from the high $100s-500s. Featuring 2-6 bedrooms with lake, preserve and golf course views. Choose from over 35 oor plans. 17 models open daily. Plus, all of this to help build your new life in Ave Maria: 5076 Annunciation Circle #104, Ave Maria, FL 3414217 Models Open Daily239-352-3903 AveMaria.com Building more than homes. Building lives. #1 Single Family Home Community in Naples/Ft Myers 3 Models Now Open Coquina From the Low $200s Hampton Village Top 20 Places to Retire Del Webb Naples 11 Models Open Daily Maple Ridge Water Park, Golf & More Estate Homes. From The High $300s Maple Ridge Reserve Louis Paratore has been named regional director of sales for WCI Communities, the Bonita Springsbased developer, homebuilder and services provider. Mr. Paratore will oversee sales operations for WCI communities including Artesia Naples, Raffia Preser ve, LaMorada Naples and Carrara at Talis Park. He is also responsible for sales at The Colony Golf & Bay Club in Bonita Springs. An award-winning real estate professional with more than 25 years of experience, he is a past vice president of community operations for WCI and has previously served in executive sales positions. He is a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Joshua Sicard has joined Carroll & Carroll Inc. real estate appraisal services as an appraiser in the companys commercial real estate division. Mr. Sicard earned a degree in building construction with a minor in business administration from the University of Florida in 2006 and has completed a variety of courses at the Appraisal Institute. He became a state-certified general real estate appraiser in 2012 and earned his MAI designation conferred by the Appraisal Institute in 2014. He specializes in income properties in Collier and Lee counties and in his new position will provide appraisal expertise commercial real estate settings including retail centers, apartment communities, vacant land, office buildings, agricultural and industrial properties, restaurants, subdivisions, marinas and churches. Engel & Vlkers has acquired Florida Platinum Realty. The Bonita Springs office will be Engel & Vlkers 23rd location in Florida and the second in the local area. The companys first office in Southwest Florida opened in 2010 on Fifth Avenue South in Naples. Top sales performers for WCI Communities at its communities throughout Southwest Florida were: Brenda Anderson: Artesia Naples Teresa Brown: Pelican Preserve Mary Manganiello: Livingston Lakes Elise McMahon: Hampton Park and Timberwood Preserve Jamie Meisterheim: Raffia Preserve Lisa Perry: The Colony Golf & Bay Club Top producers for Royal Shell Real Estate in the Naples/Park Shore office were: The Coastal Collection Team: Top listing producer team Pam Olsen: Top listings producer individual The Roboci Team: Top sales producer team Kurt Petersen: Top sales producer individual NEWSMAKERSFrom page 7PARATORE SICARD
3845 Fort Charles Drive Peter Reppucci 239.595.6500 Web ID 214060903 $16,450,000 3550 Gordon Drive Cristal OMeara 239.961.1943 Web ID 215039079 $17,500,000 1270 Galleon Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 215000721 $7,995,000 3200 Gordon Drive Lisa Tashjian 239.259.7024 Web ID 215032365 $6,500,000 Galleon Drive Phil Collins 239.404.6800 Web ID 214053711 $18,500,000 901 Galleon Drive Phil Collins 239.404.6800 Web ID 215035888 $6,650,000 2700 Treasure Lane Lisa Tashjian 239.259.7024 Web ID 215029802 $4,350,000 699 Fairway Terrace Debron Fowles 239.826.6655 Web ID 215039640 $1,799,000 708 Springline Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 215045151 $1,195,000 8 75 Wedge Drive Phil Collins 239.404.6800 Web ID 215031390 $3,595,000 Naples Continental #613 Vickie Larscheid 239.250.5041 Web ID 215030960 $699,000 1756 3rd Street South Linda Perry/Judy Perry 239.404.7052 Web ID 215024661 $3,399,000 677 Bougainvillea Road Erik David Barber 323.513.6391 Web ID 214055640 $2,370,000 1275 Cobia Court Christine Jones 239.404.9900 Web ID 215035505 $1,750,000 4 81 21st Avenue South Bill Frantz 330.329.0077 Web ID 215013041 $7,999,000 780 Fifth Avenue South #6 Heather Hobrock 239.370.3944 Web ID 215039053 $1,295,000 344 Pirates Bight Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 215011946 $6,195,000 Aria #603Marion Bethea/Anne Killilea 239.261.6200Web ID 214010920 $3,050,000 750 Fountainhead Lane Heather Hobrock 239.370.3944 Web ID 215027833 $2,395,000 Enclave #3Marion Bethea/Anne Killilea 239.261.6200Web ID BERN070615IHE $6,295,000 Park Shore Tower #6B Laurie Zanelli 239.675.9777 Web ID 215029946 $2,595,000 Monaco Beach Club #C-605 Celine Julie Godof 239.404.9917 Web ID 215029984 $1,995,000 6800 Sand Pointe Circle Blake Owen 239.273.3117 Web ID 215044748 $1,295,000 San Marino #410D Janet Rathbun 239.860.0012 Web ID 215019779 $1,195,000 Chateaumere #D-301 Jeannie McGearty 239.248.4333 Web ID 215025962 $759,000 Marbella PH 2202Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463Web ID 215011907 $2,995,000 Dorchester #604 Cynthia Rosa 239.287.6015 Web ID 215033289 $890,000 Dorchester #404 Cynthia Rosa 239.287.6015 Web ID 215035573 $635,000 367 Colony DriveGilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463Web ID SPIL060215IHE $5,490,000 Mansion La Palma #103Leah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433Web ID 215005497 $989,000 1450 Via Portono Dave Urness 239.273.0971 Web ID 215015592 $1,299,000 3 56 Colony DriveGilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463Web ID 215042252 $9,499,000 8719 Spikerush Lane Erik David Barber 323.513.6391 Web ID 215022082 $2,649,000 Clermont #F-205 Tom/Tess McCarthy 239.243.5520 Web ID 215009806 $499,900 4429 Club Estates DriveLizette Candela/Jane Bond 239.293.2378Web ID 214053890 $2,595,000 970 Fountain Run Jackie Spahl 239.738.8504 Web ID 215044703 $529,000 The Waterfront #2206-C Celine Julie Godof 239.404.9917 Web ID 214053324 $450,000 8 Pelican Street West Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 Web ID 215032735 $3,500,000 7743 Martino Circle John DAmelio 239.961.5996 Web ID 215035065 $524,500 58 Fountain Circle Werner Schroeder 239.776.8956 $399,000 PORT ROYAL THE MOORINGS // COQUINA SANDS PARK SHORE PELICAN BAY BAY COLONY NAPLES & SURROUNDS PELICAN MARSH OLD NAPLES // AQUALANE SHORES // ROYAL HARBOR PREMIER SOTHEBYS INTERNATIONAL REALTY PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM
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 and neither suggests nor infers that Premier Sothebys International Realty participated as either the listing or cooperating agent or broker in the sale or purchase of the properties depicted. Cetinale, Tuscany by Josephine Trotter used with permission.FIFTH AVENUE | 239.434.8770THE GALLERY CENTRAL NAPLES | 239.659.0099MERCATO SALES CENTER | 239.594.9400BONITA SPRINGS | 239.948.4000MARCO ISLAND | 239.642.2222VANDERBILT | 239.594.9494THE VILLAGE | 239.261.6161SANIBEL | 239.472.2735CAPTIVA | 239.395.5847ESTUARY SALES CENTER | 239.261.3148BROAD AVENUE | 239.434.2424DEVELOPER SERVICES | 239.434.6373 OVER 16,500 ASSOCIATES | APPROXIMATELY 760 OFFICES WORLDWIDE MORE THAN 60 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES GLOBALLY | 26 PREMIER SOTHEBYS INTERNATIONAL REALTY LOCATIONS MYSTIQUE AT PELICAN BAY | 239.598.9900RENTALS DIVISION | 239.262.4242 PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM1659 Chinaberry Court Tess/Tom McCarthy 239.207.0118 Web ID HERC070615IHE $3,795,000 1942 Cocoplum Court Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 Web ID 215009796 $2,350,000 1473 Anhinga Pointe Melissa Williams 239.248.7238 Web ID 209007441 $4,200,000 2751 Buckthorn Way Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 Web ID 215030207 $1,999,000 9184 Mercato Lane Mary Kavanagh 616.957.4428 Web ID 215028413 $1,575,000 11892 Hedgestone Court Linda Roberts 239.450.2864 Web ID 215016388 $1,299,000 3035 Mona Lisa BoulevardSandra McCarthy-Meeks 239.287.7921Web ID 215026302 $1,530,000 2903 Tiburon Boulevard East Julie Rembos 239.595.1809 Web ID 215010291 $1,699,000 13501 Pond Apple Drive East Melinda Gunther 239.297.2155 Web ID 215036311 $1,208,000 13029 Bald Cypress Lane Joanne MacLeod 239.272.7679 Web ID 215045103 $1,000,000 5939 Barclay Lane Jennifer/Dave Urness 239.273.7731 Web ID LEMI050115IHE $940,000 8101 Lowbank Drive Dave/Ann Renner 239.784.5552 Web ID 215028786 $469,000 Grande Dominica #202 Dave Urness 239.273.0971 Web ID 215021453 $1,145,000 670 101st Avenue North Roxanne Jeske 239.450.5210 Web ID 215045493 $719,000 697 93rd Avenue North Kimberly Salay 239.300.5075 Web ID 215045306 $359,900 Regatta #1106 Dave Urness 239.273.0971 Web ID 215042633 $995,000 229 Heron Avenue Ruth Trettis 239.571.6760 Web ID 214048593 $650,000 591 Hammock Court Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133Web ID 214062818 $3,375,000 Vanderbilt Shores #600 Pat Callis 239.250.0562 Web ID 215016309 $1,695,000 1470 Caxambas Court Helga Wetzold 239.821.6905 Web ID 214062838 $3,695,000 480 Maunder Court Paul Strong 239.404.3280 Web ID 214058680 $2,745,000 Les Falls PH A Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 215045164 $849,000 1250 Aruba Court Brock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 Web ID 215007179 $2,495,000 1605 Ludlow RoadJim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133Web ID 215044980 $799,000 Marco Beach Ocean Resort #1110 Vince Colace 239.260.3333 Web ID 215015665 $459,700 1180 Blue Hill Creek DriveJim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133Web ID 215007854 $1,395,000 1189 Strawberry Court Paul Strong 239.404.3280 Web ID 214061821 $729,000 Essex #N-202 Helga Wetzold 239.821.6905 Web ID 215044963 $369,000 Montreux #103 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 215045545 $419,000 4541 Cardinal Cove Lane Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 214066734 $399,000 Varenna #104 Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 215010019 $379,000 8417 Mallards Way ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 215007999 $499,000 Varenna #101 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 213511863 $379,000 Montreux #104 ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 213505258 $375,000 GREY OAKS NORTH NAPLES MARCO ISLAND FIDDLERS CREEK VANDERBILT BEACH PREMIER SOTHEBYS INTERNATIONAL REALTY
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB16 WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2015 2015 Ashton Woods Homes. All rights reserved. All trademarks herein, including Ashton Woods, the AW logo, and the AW Ashton Woods logo, are the property of Ashton Woods Homes and may not be used without express written permission. In an eort to continuously improve its product, Ashton Woods Homes reserves the right to change plans, specications and pricing without notice in its sole discretion. Square footage is approximate and window, oor and ceiling elevations are approximate, subject to change without prior notice or obligation and may vary by plan elevation and/or community. Special wall and window treatments, upgraded ooring, replace surrounds, landscape an d other features in and around the model homes are designer suggestions and not included in the sales price. All renderings, color schemes, oor plans, maps and displays are artists conceptions and are not intended to be an actual depiction of the home or its surroundings. Basements are available subject to site conditions. Home site premiums may apply. Please see Sales Representative for additional information. Most Trusted Builder in AmericaSM. Lifestory Research 2013 and 2014 Most Trusted Builder in America StudiesSM. CRC# 1517613 6.15 Discover lakeside living at Naples Reserve. MANATEE RD NAPLES RESERVE BLVDTAMIAMI TRAIL ECOLLIER BLVDFIDDLERS CREEK PKWY 41 90 951 90 NAPLES RESERVE 14167 Nautica Court Naples, FL 34114 239.919.6612 ashtonwoods.com SINGLEFAMILY HOMES FROM THE MID $300s Ashton Woods is building new homes in four, picturesque neighborhoods in Naples Reserve. Discover oneand two-story, single-family homes with design touches from coastal resort towns from Nantucket to Key West. Here, together, well create a home thats a true reection of your style and your passions. NEW, master-planned community Tour four NEW neighborhoods in Naples Reserve Home designs from 1,671 sq. ft. to 3,516 sq. ft. Winter Park interior designer chosen for Pelican Bay high-riseGulf Bay Group has selected MarcMichaels Interior Design Inc. as the interior designer for Mystique, the ultra-luxury high-rise planned for Pelican Bay. The 21-story Mystique will have 68 estate and four penthouse residences on one of only two remaining developable land parcels in Naples between The Ritz-Carlton on the beach and Port Royal. Mystique will be the first new highrise in Pelican Bay in more than a decade. Based in Winter Park for 25 years, Marc-Michaels Interior Design has earned more than 400 design awards and has been named to the Architectural Digest list of Top 100 Designers in the World. Principal and co-founder Marc Thee says his designs for the residences of Mystique will contrast between beautiful unpolished and polished stones, lacquered and natural exotic woods, and a wonderful mix of contemporary touches and relaxed organic moments. Mr. Thee is developing his own branded signature line of products and recently debuted the first tile collection for Barbie Kennedy Designs. Reservations for Mystique are underway, with Naples-based Premier Sothebys International Realty serving as the exclusive listing agent. Construction of the onsite sales center will begin in the next few months. House Hunting:13088 Valewood Drive, Quail Creek EstatesNestled on a spacious lot in Quail Creek Estates, this charming three-bedroom-plus-den, three-bath home will grab your heart with its cozy, custom touches. The warm wood floors and dramatic family room with bonus area will certainly be the main area for entertaining and daily living. Theres even a view of the golf course from the kitchen sink. The home has almost 3,000 square feet. Tiffany McQuaid of McQuaid & Company has the listing for $738,500. To arrange a showing or for more information, call 287-6306.
WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2015 B17 THE #1 COMMUNITY IN THE UNITED STATES* RAVENNA 11011 Via Tuscany Lane, #102 3 BR/3 BA $825,000 Panoramic Lake Views MONTELAGO 18081 Montelago Court 4 BR/4 BA $830,000 Private Pool & Cabana BELLAVISTA 10101 Bellavista Circle, #802 2 BR/2 BA + DEN $479,000 Golf Course & Lake Views MONTEBELLO 10722 Mirasol Drive, #503 3 BR/3 BA + DEN $825,000 Luxury Coach Home with Private Elevator VIVALDI 10700 Vivaldi Court, #601 3 BR/2 BA $599,900 Private Lake View BELLAVISTA 10130 Bellavista Circle, #1002 2BR/2BA + DEN $438,900 Golf Course View with Southern ExposureCall the Resale Team today at (239) 425-2340 or visit MilomarLakes.com 10160 Miromar Lakes Boulevard, Miromar Lakes, Florida 33913 *National Association of Home Builders GOLD AWARD Winner for Community of the Year. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATION OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRES ENTATIONS, MAKE 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 law or where such offering or solicitation would otherwise be prohibited by law. Prices, plans, artists renderings, photos, land uses, dimensions, speci cations,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. FEATURED RESALE LISTINGS08192015-2075 PrestigeHOME CENTERS, INC.941-637-1122 877-507-11224465 Duncan Rd. (Hwy 17N). Punta Gorda, off Exit 164*Includes delivery, setup, steps, skirting, air conditioning & 7-year warranty. Many other models and oor plans available.M-F 9-6 Sat. 9-5 Sun. 12-5Prestigehomecenters.com/puntagorda REED $64,995/26x482 Bdr, 2 Bth, Includes Florida Room and Covered Porch PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE SUMMER SPECIAL OFFERING IS FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY AND MAY BE MODIFIED OR TERMINATED AT ANY TIME AT THE DEVELOPERS DISCRETION. RENDERINGS OF ELEVATIONS ARE CONCEPTUAL IN NATURE. FOR ACTUAL ELEVATIONS, REFER TO THE FINAL PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE RESPECTIVE HOME-TYPE AND ELEVATION-TYPE. MANGROVE BAY IS OFFERED BY PARADISE REALTY OF NAPLES, LLC, A LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER. PRICES, FEATURES AND AVAILABILITY SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. LOGO, PHOTOGRAPHY AND ALL RENDERINGS ARE PROPERTY OF MANGROVE BAY, COPYRIGHTED AS SUCH AND MAY NOT BE USED BY ANY OTHER PARTY. WATER IS THE ESSENCE OF THE MANGROVE BAY LIFESTYLE, SET ALONG THE GORDON RIVER IN OLD NAPLES. Every residence comes with private pool, patio, and individual boat slip. Step into paradise and the bay, backwaters, and the Gulf of Mexico. Live an unparalleled existence between nature and nightlife just blocks from everything. Only 53 Old Florida cottage-style residences are available, offering six distinctive oor plans with three elevation options each. Next 5 residences sold receive a generous $100,000 designer allowance for upgrades and change orders. Call 239.261.2200 or visit our Sales Center today!* Please see disclaimer below. Featured Model: KEEWAYDIN II. Artist concept. Featured Model: USEPPA II. Artist concept. PRICING FROM THE MID $2Ms 239.261.2200 | www.mangrovebaynaples.com201 Goodlette Road South, Naples, FL 34102 Sales Center Hours of Operation Monday through Friday 9am-5pm Sunday noon-4pm, or by appointment Experience the wonder! Mangrove Bay site tours are available by water or land. Fiddlers Creek offering new inventory homes by Ashton WoodsConstruction is nearly complete on two new inventory homes in the Marsh Cove neighborhood at Fiddlers Creek. The gated village will initially have 112 single-family residences within the master-planned community on Collier Boulevard on the way to Marco Island. Homebuilder Ashton Woods is offering its Sevilla and Cantabria floor plans. Both homes have Spanish Colonialinspired architecture and views of creeks and the Fiddlers Creek championship golf course. The one-story Sevilla has 2,570 airconditioned square feet and 3,488 total square feet, with three bedrooms, three baths and a three-car garage. The Sevilla inventory home is priced at $1,090,107. The Cantabria is also a single-story design. The open floor plan has 3,048 air-conditioned square feet and 4,033 total square feet, with three bedrooms, 3 baths and a formal dining room that can be used as a study. The Cantabria inventory home is priced at $1,052,921. Each home in the village of Marsh Cove is built of structurally engineered reinforced concrete block wall construction with high-profile concrete roof tiles and concrete pavers. Interior design features include custom-made Veneta Cucine cabinets and KitchenAid appliances, 10-inch baseboards throughout the main floor, insulated impact windows and energy-efficient features throughout. For more information, stop by the Fiddlers Creek information center at 8152 Fiddlers Creek Parkway or visit fiddlerscreek.com. The Sevilla The Cantabria
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB18 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2015 41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Pkwy. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$200,0001 WORTHINGTON WEDGEWOOD 13205 Sherburne Circle #202 $228,500 Premier Sothebys International Realty Ryan Batey 239.287.9159>$300,0002 FIDDLERS CREEK MARENGO 3053 Aviamar Circle #104 $347,500 PSIR Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176>$400,0003 HAWKSRIDGE 2447 Game Hawk Court $405,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.00974 EMERALD LAKES 7103 Mill Pond Circle $449,000 PSIR Fahada Saad 239.595.85005 PELICAN MARSH CLERMONT 1520 Clermont Drive #H-103 $475,000 PSIR Jeff Cox 239.777.00786 INDIGO LAKES 15093 Topsail Court $485,000 PSIR Fahada Saad 239.595.8500>$500,0007 MARINA BAY CLUB 13105 Vanderbilt Drive #408 $529,900 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.00978 THE QUARRY THE SHALLOWS 9157 Quartz Lane $539,000 PSIR Kara Eisenga 239.398.6161>$600,0009 BLACK BEAR RIDGE 7239 Acorn Way Naples $624,900 PSIR Jenn Hite 239.233.2030>$700,00010 MARCO ISLAND 1837 Menorca Court $730,000 PSIR Cynthia Corogin 239.963.556111 WILSHIRE LAKES 9641 Wilshire Lake Boulevard $775,000 PSIR Tami Eilers 239.216.7828>$800,00012 VINEYARDS HAMMOCK ISLES 5910 Hammock Isles Circle $848,000 PSIR Denise Sands 215.327.993013 FIDDLERS CREEK MULBERRY ROW 7669 Mulberry Court $850,000 PSIR Michelle Thomas 239.860.717614 PELICAN LANDING LONGLAKE 3480 Fiddlehead Court $875,000 PSIR Shirlene Elkins 239.777.957415 ISLES OF CAPRI 107 Trinidad Street $899,000 PSIR Lura Jones 239.370.5340>$900,00016 THE BROOKS SHADOW WOOD GLENVIEW 22541 Glenview Lane $975,000 PSIR Linda Haskins 239.822.373917 WYNDEMERE ROSEMEADE 405 Rosemeade Lane $975,000 PSIR Catherine Bordner 239.560.2921>$1,000,00018 VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT SHORES 10691 Gulfshore Drive #600 $1,695,000 PSIR Pat Callis 239.250.056219 QUAIL WEST 5982 Sunnyslope Drive $1,749,000 PSIR Teresa Rucker 239.281.237620 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1220 Gordon River Trail From $1,795,000 PSIR Call 239.261.3148 Open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm21 THE MOORINGS FAIRWAY TERRACE 699 Fairway Terrace $1,799,000 PSIR Debron Fowles 239.826.6655>$2,000,00022 OLD NAPLES MANGROVE BAY 201 Goodlette Road South $2,000,000 Paradise Realty of Naples, LLC Sales Center 239.261.2200 Open Daily23 THE MOORINGS 728 Regatta Road $2,125,000 Berkshire Hathaway Jackie May 239.450.0776 Daily 1-5pm24 PELICAN MARSH BAY LAUREL ESTATES 8719 Spikerush Lane $2,649,000 PSIR Erik David Barber 323.513.6391 Open 2-4pm25 QUAIL WEST 6279 Highcroft Drive $2,699,000 PSIR Valerie Bee 239.398.3055>$3,000,00026 AQUALANE SHORES 656 16th Avenue South $3,495,000 PSIR Bill Frantz 330.329.007727 THE MOORINGS 611 Spring Line Drive $3,549,000 PSIR Phil Collins 239.404.680028 THE MOORINGS 875 Wedge Drive $3,595,000 PSIR Phil Collins 239.404.680029 OLD NAPLES 630 5th Avenue North $3,597,000 PSIR Ryan Nor dyke 239.776.9390>$4,000,00030 OLD NAPLES 20 3rd Street North $4,225,000 Encore Realty Dante DiSabato 239.537.5351 11am-3pm31 OLD NAPLES 40 3rd Street North $4,499,000 Encore Realty Dante DiSabato 239.537.5351 11am-3pm>$5,000,00032 IL CORSINI AT MEDITERRA 15318 Corsini Way $5,200,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.009733 PORT ROYAL 655 Galleon Drive $5,850,000 Berkshire Hathaway Jackie May 239.450.0776 Daily 1-5pm 34 TREVISO AT MEDITERRA 16996 Treviso Way $5,990,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0097>$6,000,00035 PORT ROYAL 901 Galleon Drive $6,650,000 PSIR Phil Collins 239.404.6800>$9,000,00036 PORT ROYAL 3250 Gin Lane $9,450,000 PSIR Dana Mount 239.404.2209>$22,000,00037 PORT ROYAL 840 Admiralty Parade $22,900,000 Berkshire Hathaway Jackie May 239.450.0776 Daily-7pm Florida Weeklys Open Houses 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 32 33 34 21 35 36*For illustration purposes only. 37
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A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 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 More goodnessRestaurant critic Karen Feldman fills up at Meredays Brasserie. C27 Surprisingly goodFilm critic Dan Hudak finds rap groups story is like the music: raw and genuine. C15 Lizard loveLessons from the reptilian world. C2 The Naples Players inaugural summer internship program was by all accounts a huge success. Four interns, from four different areas of the U.S., arrived in May and June to begin learning, networking and sharing their own knowledge to help turn book learning into practical application in the world of theater. Intern Codey Butler, who just graduated from the University of Idaho with a bachelors degree in stage management, assisted TNP production stage manager Cole Butcher on the production of Legally Blonde: The Musical and stage managed the KidzAct production of the same show. It was a win-win situation for Mr. Butcher, who says he learned from Mr. Butler and the other interns. I get to keep my own education up to date by working with students who are fresh with college information, he says. Intern Cory Steiger of Newport News, Va., has a passion for educational childrens theater and says the highlight of Summer internship program gets rave reviewsBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com BR S urpri s i lm criti c a p g rou p m usic: ra w L iz a r d e ssons f S Fi ra m L Le BY BY Y N N N A AN N N CY CY CY S S S S T TE TE TE TS TS TS TS ON ON N N n n nst ets s on n@ o o @ @ o o o rid ri r r awe e ekl ekl kl kl y y.c y om m soul New The next generation of singers keeps the emotion strongSEE SOUL, C4 An Oakland, Calif., singer who calls himself Fantastic Negrito has put out an eponymous five-song EP. COURTESY PHOTOSOUL MUSIC IS FAR FROM DEAD. It might not be played as much on the radio nowadays, but musicians and listeners are still lured to it. As long as people possess a heart that can break and emotions that run deep, there will be soul music. Think of James Brown down on his knees, begging, Please, please, please. Or Al Green wailing about how hes so tired of being alone, and wont you help him, girl, soon as you can. Theres a new generation of singers performing soul music, and the emotions are still as raw. Heres a look at some who COURTESY PHOTOMike Kunkel just graduated from high school in California and interned with The Naples Players in the lighting and sound department.SEE INTERNS, C16 BY SUSAN ROJASSpecial to Florida Weekly
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2015 have released albums recently. An Oakland, Calif., singer who calls himself Fantastic Negrito has put out an eponymously named five-song EP. If you call yourself Fantastic, you better be. So is he? Yes and incredible, amazing and mesmerizing, too. Im hooked on Fantastic Negrito and can hardly wait for a full-length album to be released. In his song Lost in a Crowd (which was the winner of the 2015 NPR Tiny Desk Concert Contest, but unfortunately is not on the EP), he sings, Theres no tomorrow/Its here, its on. And thats how he approaches each song. As though this very moment is all he has, he sings with a desperate urgency, like a guy grabbing you by your lapel and pleading, Listen! I have something important to tell you. An Honest Man, the first song on the EP, opens with melodic moans that sound like a chain gang. Night Has Turned to Day has a gospel sound, complete with piano, percussion, tambourine and clapping: I feel so good! Night has turned to day! he sings. Its a song of redemption, of second and maybe third, fourth and fifth chances. Fantastic Negritos website describes his sound as black roots music for everyone blues with a punk attitude. Gospel and soul singer Leon Bridges of Fort Worth, Texas, released his debut album, Coming Home, in June on Columbia Records. In May, Rolling Stone magazine named him one of the 10 New Artists You Need to Know, saying he sounds like Usher as a vintage crooner in 1963. NME magazine called him an artist to watch in 2015. And The Wall Street Journal describes him a throwback to s soul a la Otis Redding and Sam Cooke. He dresses as though hes stepped out of the late 1950s, too. Up until last fall, Mr. Bridges worked as a dishwasher. But once record labels heard his classic soul sound, dozens of them fought to sign him. In keeping with the vintage theme, Curtis Harding sounds straight from the 1970s on his Soul Power album that was released in May. Offering a dozen songs in just under 41 minutes, its like an amalgam of what you would have listened to on the radio 40 years ago, all with a foundation of soul. Dont Wanna Go Home sounds like a British Invasion band singing a soul song, while Surf has fuzzy guitars and a kind of psychedelic vibe to it. Keep On Shining sounds like a Curtis Mayfield song with an Earth, Wind and Fire message of positivity. Mr. Harding told SPIN magazine that, Soundwise, its all over the place. He calls it sloppin soul because Ive taken the leftovers of everything Ive encountered and put it together with the music I really love to listen to, which is soul music. It doesnt sound contrived, but organic. Its a more muscular kind of soul, with some elements of rock and even disco. Mr. Harding, the son of a gospel singer, has been a back-up singer and writer for Cee-Lo Green. Eli Paperboy Reeds latest album, Nights Like This, which came out on Warner Brothers last year, is somewhat of a departure for the singer. Yes, its soul, but more upbeat, packed with high energy and adrenaline. You can hear elements of pop and even some Beach Boys influence in the songs. Theyre relentlessly enthusiastic, filled with hooks and catchy riffs. Songs such as Shock to the System are undeniably soul, especially when Mr. Reed wails in his falsetto. He has said hes been influenced by the late 1960s/early 0s Chicago soul music of performers such as Tyrone Davis and Mel and Tim (Backfield in Motion). But on his latest album, theres a lot more pop than soul. According to a note on his website, Mr. Reed says this album had more of a pop flavor while returning the soulful roots that, to be perfectly frank, I couldnt get away from if I tried. He notes hed just gotten married and was writing the kinds of positive, fun, creative songs that reflected my mood. But the happy music just isnt as soulful or raw as his previous recordings. If youre looking for unrestrained soul, check out the 2014 full-length debut album Half a City from St. Paul & The Broken Bones. Wow, what a voice! Lead singer Paul Janeway can growl and howl. This white boy looks like a high school math teacher or a stereotypical accountant, but he can sing like Al Green or Otis Redding. And if you watch his music video of Call Me, or caught his performance on The Late Show With David Letterman in January (also available on YouTube), you see that he has some pretty slick dance moves, too. In a music video of the albums title song, Mr. Janeway hollers like hes in church on Let Me Holler! Let Me Holler! (He trained to be a preacher, but didnt become one. And he was also a couple semesters away from getting a degree in accounting, when he turned to singing.) Mr. Janeways singing is soulful and intense, full of urgency. As he told NPRs Morning Edition, Its really difficult for me not to sing every time like its the last time Im going to be on the planet. I dont care if were playing to five people or 5,000, I have a thing in my brain that clicks its like Ive got to give every possible fiber of my being into my voice when Im singing. The album was produced by Ben Tanner of Alabama Shakes, the seven-piece soul band from Birmingham, Ala., that opened for the Rolling Stones twice on their recent tour. Who needs any other stamp of approval? SOULFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOSt. Paul & The Broken BonesCOURTESY PHOTOEli Paperboy Reed
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Walter Kepler, in the big leagues of fine art dealers, has a plan. It involves a lot of money (millions) changing hands and a stolen Rembrandt changing hands as well. But the final stage of the transfer is a secret one that will seem like a miracle when it is revealed. To accomplish his ends, Walter needs the help of contractor and land developer Nick Champlain, an assassin named Belasco and Jacob Weber, Walters lawyer and confidante. Nick and his attractive, much younger wife, Susan, had rented a place in Tidewater County for the summer, leading a very private life. Mostly, Susan was around by herself, not quite fitting in, but attending the Methodist church where Luke Bowers was pastor. To Lukes wife, Charlotte, Susan seemed troubled. In confidence, Susan tells Luke that her marriage has become difficult. Nick, she says, is keeping tabs on her and making threatening statements. The couple had a dreadful argument over a photograph Susan took, she adds, and also reveals that her husband seems to be involved in a sensitive, clandestine project. He cant talk about, but the implication is that the photograph could put the project at risk. Pastor Luke wishes to be helpful, but before long, Susan is found dead. Lukes good friend, state police homicide Detective Amy Hunter, is only marginally involved in the investigation until enough facts turn up to label it a homicide. Then its her case. Or is it? Before long the FBI is involved, but the FBI is concerned with building a case against Walter, who has been a suspect in international art theft crimes for many years. The federal agent who pushes his way into Amys investigation heads a special art theft division and seems to have an obsessive grudge against Walter. The county sheriff also is a thorn in Amys side. Still, she holds her own, aided by a supportive boss and some inside information from her ex-boyfriend, who happens to be an FBI agent. Amys major support, however, comes through her two competent subordinates and of course Pastor Luke, who is her necessary sounding board and moral yardstick. As Walter pursues his miracle and Amy pursues Susan Champlains killer, readers get a well-drawn overview of the Middle Atlantic region. Places, people and events in and around Philadelphia become important to the investigation. Throughout it all, the author handles the multiple settings and the transit from one to another with masterful skill. Indeed, attention to sensory details of setting, with the accompanying intan-gibles of cultural tone and atmosphere, are a strong point of Mr. Lilliefors fiction. Places have moods, and he can evoke them with great effectiveness. Readers will appreciate the intricacy of Walters plotting, wrapped within the authors plot and the main characters investigation. They will also appreciate the sturdy, richly embroidered characterizations, which examine unfolding relationships. Even relationships with pets are evocative in this richly rewarding narrative. The pastor and Charlotte have agreed to add a new dimension to their marriage: parenthood. How they approach it and how the decision tests and reveals them as individuals provides the kind of literary sophistication not often found in genre fiction. Similarly, the unofficial partnership between the pastor and Amy is intriguing; there is a kind of intimacy between them that is challenging to Charlotte, who reveals bits and pieces of insecurity in compelling ways. Also in bits and pieces comes the intriguing backstory involving the 1990 theft of masterpieces from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, along with consequent investigations revealing possible connections to a crime family. Mr. Lilliefors has that special skill that mystery-thriller writers must employ, which is the skill of controlling the rate and magnitude of revelations. He also is adept at composing multi-valenced dialogue and interior processes of emotion and thought. His second Bowers and Hunter offering gives this special HarperCollins imprint a level of craft and substance that other Witness Impulse novelists will find difficult to match. Phil Jason, Ph.D., United States Naval Academy professor emeritus of English, is a poet, critic and freelance writer with 20 books to his credit, including several studies of war literature and a creative writing text. w t c T t L f philJASONpkjason@comcast.net LILLIEFORS
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2015 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOTHEATERShooting Star By The Marco Players through Aug. 23. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or themarcoplayers.com. Happy Aug. 21-22 and 28-29 by Laboratory Theater of Florida. 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. 218-0481 or laboratorytheaterflorida.com.Some Enchanted Evening Aug. 27-Sept. 26 at the Broadway Palm Theatre. Rediscover the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein in this revue of some of the greatest Broadway hits of all time. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 2784422 or broadwaypalm.com.THURSDAY8.20Free Movie Paragon Theaters presents a free screening of Epic at 10 a.m. today and Friday. 833 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 596-0008 or paragontheaters.com.All About Anne Hodges University presents a lecture about Anne Frank at 10 a.m. at Vi at Bentley Village. $25. 598-6133 or hodges.edu/lifelonglearning.com.Peace, Love, Music Hodges University presents a lecture about Woodstock at 11:30 a.m. at Vi at Bentley Village. 598-6133 or hodges.edu. Technique Talk Hodges University hosts a lecture and demonstration of Steve Pennisis signature technique of painting with both sides of the paint at 1 p.m. at the the Naples campus. $25. 2655 Northbrooke Drive. 598-6133 or hodges.edu. Third Thursday Musician Chris Workman entertains in the Third Street South Fleischmann Courtyard starting at 6:30 p.m. 434-6533 or thirdstreetsouth.com.On the Spot Comedian and television host Eric Shwartz braves the spotlight at Off the Hook Comedy Club tonight through Sunday, Aug. 23. Check website for showtimes and prices. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or offthehookcomedy.com. Reggae Night Bar Tulia hosts Marco Island reggae-rock band The Sheffield Crew starting at 9 p.m. Free. 466 Fifth Ave. S. 213-2073 or tulianaples.com. FRIDAY8.21The Power Within Join the meditation session and chill out at 10 a.m. at Goddess I Am. $10. 600 Goodlette-Frank Road. 228-6949 or goddessiam.com.Rad Dolls Tiny Twirling Sticks introduces its new Joan and Her Rad Friends line of handmade dolls at 5:45 p.m. at South Street City Oven and Grill. The dolls are modeled after influential woman such as Joan of Arc, Harriett Tubman and Loretta Perfectus Walsh. A portion of the nights sales will be donated to Girls on the Run of Collier County. Email rosa@twirlingtinysticks. com for reservations. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 537-5312 or twirlingtinysticks.com. Bridging Gaps Naples Italian American Foundation kicks off a threeday bridge tournament at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Naples. Proceeds benefit Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support. 5975210 or 571-3692 for reservations.Pit Stop Six Bends Harley-Davidson welcomes Alter Eagles, a national touring Eagles tribute band, to the stage from 6-8 p.m. Free admission. Hot dogs and beer available for purchase. 9501 Thunder Road, Fort Myers. 275-4647 or sixbends.com. SATURDAY8.22Peace and Paddleboarding Strive for perfect balance in a class that combines yoga and stand-up 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.Lifelong Learning Naples Botanical Garden hosts a workshop on nature journaling with artist and native plant enthusiast Elizabeth Smith from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $75 for Garden members, $80 for others. 643-7275 or naplesgarden.org. Wonder Garden Kids can learn about the world of water from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Sunday, Aug. 23, at Naples Botanical Garden. Regular admission applies ($14.95 adults, $9.95 children). 643-7275 or naplesgarden. com.Back to School Whole Foods in Mercato hosts a back-to-school bash featuring a rock wall and more fun plus a lunch giveaway starting at 11 a.m. 5525100 or wholefoodsmarket.com. All That Jazz The Naples Jazzmasters perform from 1-3 p.m. at The Norris Center. Donations appreciated. 213-3058 or email@example.com.Teen Bounce Bounce! Trampoline Sports invites teens to Jump n Glow with lasers, black light and a deejay cranking up at 9 p.m. $25. 302-3848 or bouncenaples.com. SUNDAY8.23Sundays at the Pit Roger Young takes the outdoor stage at 1 p.m. at Six Bends Harley-Davidson. Free admission. 9501 Thunder Road, Fort Myers. 275-4647 or sixbends.com.Bridal Blast Say I do to the bridal show taking place from 1-4 p.m. at Germain Arena. $7 at the door (free admission for brides). 9487825 or germainarena.com.Bar Champion Pelican Larrys hosts its inaugural Bartender Olympics starting at 8 p.m. 1046 Pine Ridge Road. 649-0800 or pelicanlarrys.com. MONDAY8.24Ommmm Chelseas Resale Shoppe hosts evening meditations starting at 5:15 p.m. every Monday. Peace offering welcome. 949 Second Ave. N. 261-0005. Raku & You Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs presents a class on the centuries-old glazing and firing technique known as raku starting at 5:30 p.m. $55. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. Films for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs presents a screening of Summer Hours (France, 2008) at 7 p.m. Three siblings witness the disappearance of their childhood memories when they must relinquish family belongings to ensure their deceased mothers succession. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. TUESDAY8.25Jam Band Pyrate Voodoo takes the stage starting at 6 p.m. at Pelican Larrys Raw Bar & Grill. 7785 Davis Blvd. 7932004 or pelicanlarrys.com.The First Steps Pablo Repun Tango holds a lesson for beginners starting at 7 p.m. $15. 1673 Pine Ridge Road. 738-4184 or pablorepuntango.com.WEDNESDAY8.26Beach Yoga Candice Oligney of Green Monkey Yoga leads a gentle yoga class for all levels from 9-10 a.m. at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. Bring 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 598-1938 or visiting greenmonkey.com.Paddleboarding Basics Learn the basics of standup paddleboarding starting at 9:30 a.m. at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. For ages 12 and older. Boards supplied by Naples Beach Adventures. Reservations required. Free with regular park entry free (see above item). 597-6196 or floridastateparks.org. Local History Naples Historical Society hosts a walking tour of Old Naples setting out at 9:30 a.m. from Historic Palm Cottage. Reservations required. $10 members, $16 nonmembers. 137 12th Ave. S. 261-8164 or napleshistoricalsociety.org. Kids DIY Miramar Outlet hosts arts & crafts for kids from 3-12 years old at 10 a.m. in MundoFox Playland. Free. 9483766 or miromaroutlets.com. COMING UPLifelong Learning Naples Botanical Garden hosts a workshop on organic vegetable gardening at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, with garden experts Andrea Grace and Marc Gingras. $35 members, $40 non-members. 643-7275 or naplesgarden.org. Turtle Time Learn about the Loggerheads life story and Delnor-Wiggins State Parks role in nesting season at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27. Reservations recommended. Free after park entry fee. 597-6196 or floridastateparks.org. Yappy Hour Pucci & Catana pet boutique hosts yappy hour to benefit Golden Retriever Rescue of Southwest Florida from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28. Meet adoptable goldens and enjoy wine, hors doeuvres and music.Hemi Guy Most recognizable from Dodge commercials and as the Season 5 five winner of Last Comic Standing, John Reep performs at Off the Hook Comedy Club Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 27-30. Check website for show times and prices. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or offthehoodcomedy.com.CMon! Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples invites the public to Community Night with the Fort Myers Miracle from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers. $6.50, with a portion of ticket proceeds benefitting the museum. 514-0084 or cmon.org. Fight Night WWE and the Superstars of Monday Night Raw come to Germain Arena starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28. $15-$9 5. 948-7825 or germainarena.com.Book Signing Author Kim McGuire signs copies of her new book, Flashback Katrina 10 Years After, starting at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at Dillards in Coastland Center. 262-2323 or dillards.com.Purely Yoga Purely You Spa hosts a yoga class at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, that targets back pain by strengthening the core. $18 includes complimentary aromatherapy and a $50 gift certificate toward their first private yoga session. 3066 Tamiami Trail N. 331-8266 or purelyyouspa.com.Skate for Hope U.S. Olympians and National Champions converge on Germain Arena to skate for cancer research starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29. $15$70. 9 48-7825 or germainarena.com.He Knows Seminole Immokalee Casino hosts world-renowned psychic Gary Spivey at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29. $20. (800) 218-0008 or seminoleimmokaleecasino.com.Films for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens The Wind Rises (USA, 2013) at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31. A look at the life of Jiro Hirokoshi, who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. Love That Dress! The fifth annual Love That Dress! to benefit PACE Center for Girls-Collier at Immokalee takes place the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. Tickets are at lovethatdress.org.Funny Face Naples Regional Library screens Funny Face (USA, 1957) at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3. An impromptu fashion shoot at a bookstore results in a shop clerk being discovered. Free. Registration required. 2637768 or collierlibrary.org. Meet Joan and Her Rad Friends, a new line of handmade dolls by Naples resident Rosa Leon Riley, at a launch party from 5:45-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at South Street City Oven and Grill. Ms. Riley finds her inspiration in extraordinary women from history, such as Naval Reserve Yeomanette Loretta Perfectus Walsh, war heroine Joan of Arc and humanitarian Harriett Tubman. The dolls are $47.99 each. A portion of the nights sales will be donated to Girls on the Run of Collier County. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 537-5312 or twirlingtinysticks.com.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2015 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 # GET HITCHED WWE and the Superstars of Monday Night Raw come to Germain Arena starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28. $15-$95. germainarena.com#RUMBLE IT Germain Arena hosts a bridal show from 1-4 p.m. Sunday with local vendors, prizes, drawings and more. $7 at the door (free admission for brides). germainarena.comCheck in to the Hotel California when Alter Eagles, an Eagles tribute band, takes the outdoor stage at Six Bends HarleyDavidson in Fort Myers from 6-8 p.m. Friday. Admission is free. Refreshments will be available for purchase. sixbends.com Reggae-rockers The Sheffield Crew descend on Fifth Avenue Souths Bar Tulia starting at 9 p.m. Thursday. Free admission. tulianaples.com#ROCK IT 8.20 8.23 8.21 Members of the Naples Digital Photography Club have more than 50 works on display at Shangri-La Springs in Bonita Springs through Sept. 28. With water as the theme, the images include Harold Kurzmans White Bengal Tiger and Jennifer Semros Roseate Spoonbill. shangrilasprings.com#FLOCK IT WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOAlla Fun! Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs invites guests to create a piece of art while enjoying pizza, wine and friends starting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3. $55. 26100 Old 41 Road. 4958989 or artcenterbonita.org. Free Concert Rick Howard and the Speedbumps perform on the lawn at Mercato starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3. Free. 250-1080 or mercatoshops.com.Labor Day Naples Italian American Foundation hosts a barbecue buffet at 12:30 p.m. Guests encouraged to bring a game to enjoy with others. Make reservations by 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4. $15 for members, $18 for others. 7035 Airport Road. 597-5210 or niafoundation.org. Foxy Night The Betty Fox Band performs at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, at ArtisNaples. $15. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org.Improv Night Enjoy ad-libbing at its finest starting at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Center for the Arts Bonita Springs. $12 for members, $15 non-members, $17 at the door. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. Films for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens Like Water for Chocolate (Mexico, 1992) at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 7. Mama Elenas youngest daughter, Tita, is forced to take care of her mother and live with her former love after he marries her sister. $10. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. Story Time Lovers Key State Park hosts an outdoor reading of Eric Carles A House for Hermit Crab at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8. Reservations required. Free with park entry fee. 463-4588 or floridastateparks.org. Take the Cannoli Naples International Film Festival screens The Godfather (1972) at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at Silverspot Cinema at Mercato. $30. 775-3456 or silverspotcinema.com.Champagne & Chocolate Shulas Steakhouse hosts the fifth annual Champagne & Chocolate Sunset Cruise to benefit The United Way setting out on the Naples Princess at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9. $85. Reservations required. 659-3176 or shulasnaples.com. Films for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens 3 Tzameti (France, 2005) at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14. Sebastian follows instructions not meant for him while a cop is tailing him into a degenerate, clandestine world where men gamble with each others lives. $10. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.Military Lecture Hodges University hosts a lecture about Nathan Bedford Forrest at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at Vi at Bentley Village. 561 Bentley Village Court. $25. 598-6133 or hodges.edu.Great Bowls of Fire Learn some glazing techniques while creating your own ceramic bowl at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at the Center for the Arts Bonita Springs. $55. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. Kids Concert ArtisNaples presents The Snow Queen with the Naples Philharmonic for homeschoolers and families starting at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18. Check website for dates. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org. Email calendar listings and highresolution photos to Lindsey Nesmith at email@example.com. Please send Word or text documents and jpgs with pertinent details, cost and contact information. No pdfs or photos of fliers. Deadline for calendar submissions is noon Monday.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2015 C9 (239) 261-1177 (800) 523-3716www.preferrednaples.comSunTrust Building at Pelican Bay 801 Laurel Oak Drive Suite 300 Wilma Boyd CEO*Valid on new bookings between Aug 17, 2015-Feb 29, 2016 on selected sailings. Shipboard credit applies per suite based on double occupancy and varies per sailing. Luxury hotel package and free Wi-Fi applies to concierge suites or higher. BA Tastemaker offers apply per suite. Subject to change and availability. Restrictions apply. Ships Registry: Bahamas A tropical paradise through the artists eyes SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Naples Depot Museum presents Through My Eyes, a collection of paintings of Naples and the Everglades by local artist Kevin OBrien, on exhibit through Oct. 24. Mr. OBrien is a third-generation artist who drew inspiration from his mother and grandmother. Raised in Rocky Neck, Cape Ann, Mass., the oldest, still working art colony in the U.S., he had the opportunity at an early age to appreciate and develop his skills from some of the finest artists. Over the last 40-plus years in Southwest Florida, he has had a successful culinary career, displaying his artistic abilities with award-winning tallow sculptures, ice carvings and food presentations at some of the finest hotels and country clubs in the area. The works in Through My Eyes use the natural beauty of the local landscape to capture the spirit of living in a tropical paradise. Done in acrylics, oils, gauche and watercolor, the pieces have been completed both in plein air and at Mr. OBriens studio. I only hope that my art communicates the same sense of peace to the viewer that I experience during its creation, the artist says. The Naples Depot Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Admission is free. Friends of the Collier County Museums invite the public to meet the artist and enjoy a complimentary wine and cheese reception at the museum from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17. For more information, call 262-6525 or visit colliermuseums.com/exhibits. Kellys on the Gordon River Pelicans at the Naples Pier OBRIEN
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2015 L O T S A L O B S T E R ! Waterfront Dining TWO 1 pound lobsters withOpen Daily 11 am Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch 12th Avenue South at the City Dock 239-263-9940 1200 Fifth Avenue South at Tin City 239-263-2734 NaplesWaterfrontDining.com fries and slaw or black beans and rice $27.95 ARTS COMMENTARY By the books: Critic announces her choices for ArtisNaples seriesIf youre one of the thousands who attend Elaine Newtons Critics Choice book lectures at ArtisNaples, you eagerly await her annual Summer Reading Booklist. Typically announced in April, it contains her recommendations of more than two dozen contemporary novels. Then, you wait to see which six books from the list Ms. Newton will select to lecture about in the coming season. This years Summer Reading Booklist (see it at artisnaples.org/education/lifelong-learning/ critics-choice) contained many titles I thought would be serious contenders: Toni Morrisons God Help the Child, Kazuo Ishiguros The Buried Giant and the much ballyhooed and controversial Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. I was holding out hope shed choose Florence Gordon by Brian Morton, about a feisty feminist writer at the end of her life in New York City, or Miriam Toews surprisingly intriguing and lyrical All My Puny Sorrows, a story of two sisters, one who wants to commit suicide. But Ms. Newton has recently announced her six choices, and they dont include any of the above. Heres what shell be lecturing about in the coming season. She presents the same lecture twice once on Thursday afternoon in the Daniels Pavilion, and then on Saturday morning in the larger Hayes Hall. The Critics Choice series begins Nov. 19 and 21 with The Childrens Act by Ian McEwan. In some ways, this is not a surprise, as Ms. Newton is a self-professed McEwan groupie and has lectured on six of his previous novels, including Atonement and Sweet Tooth. The Childrens Act is about Fiona Maye, a well-respected British High Court judge in the Family Division. A case comes before her: A hospital wants to treat a young leukemia patient who refuses to accept a blood transfusion because it goes contrary to his Jehovah Witness beliefs. The patient is just three months away from turning 18, when hed be considered an adult and capable of making his own decisions. On the evening she prepares to consider the case, Fionas husband of 35 years announces he wants to have an affair before he dies. Euphoria by Lily King is the book for Dec. 10 and 12. This national bestseller won the 2014 Kirkus Prize for Fiction and was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. The New York Times named it one of the 10 Best Books of 2014, and Time magazine listed it as one of the Top 10 Fiction Books of the same year. Set in New Guinea between World War I and World War II, Euphoria examines the relationship between English anthropologist Andrew Bankson and Nell Stone and her husband, Fen, characters inspired by real-life anthropologists Margaret Mead, Reo Fortune and Gregory Bateson. The author says on her website that the three spend five wild months together locked in a emotional and intellectual love triangle. For her first lecture of the new year on Jan. 7 and 9, Ms. Newton has chosen the New York Times bestseller Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Among its multitude of awards: the Arthur C. Clarke Award, Best Book of the Year (Entertainment Weekly and BookPage) and one of the 10 Best Books of the Year (The Washington Post, Time magazine and TimeOut New York). When a virus kills most of the earths population, a small group of survivors must figure out how to continue on. But this isnt your typical apocalyptic story: A roaming troupe of Shakespearean actors and classical musicians visits various settlements, performing plays and giving concerts. And its a literary novel, beautifully written. I was so taken with it I gave copies of it as Christmas gifts this past year. Its a book about how the arts will continue to thrive, no matter what, and how they sustain us in even the most difficult times. On Feb. 4 and 6, Ms. Newton will lecture on Ann Packers The Childrens Crusade and will interview the author on stage. A family drama set in California, the story examines the dynamics of family members when the mother decides to devote herself to making art. What does it mean to follow your muse? Is a mother who devotes herself to making art necessarily a bad mother? Us by David Nicholls is the Critics Choice title for March 3 and 5. Douglas, a 54-year-old industrial biochemist, is told by his wife of almost 25 years that she thinks their marriage is over. The problem? He still loves her, and theyve booked a tour of Europe for the family before their son goes off to college. The husband, who narrates the novel, sees the holiday as his last opportunity to change his wifes mind. Filled with the authors wry one-liners and appetite for the absurdities of life and relationships, the British novel was long-listed for the 2014 Man Booker Prize before it was even published. The season ends on March 31 and April 2 with Circling the Sun by Paula McLain, author of the wildly popular The Paris Wife, a fictionalized account of Ernest Hemingways marriage to his first wife, Hadley Richardson. Circling the Sun is about another love triangle, this one set in colonial Kenya of the 1920s. Record-breaking aviator Beryl Markham is involved with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, who, under the pen name Isak Dinesen, wrote the memoir Out of Africa. The Thursday lectures for 2015-16 are already sold out, but seats are available for the 10 a.m. Saturday programs. A subscription for all six discussions is $246. Call the ArtisNaples box office at 597-1111 or visit artisnaples.com. i s d a l nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com NEWTON
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2015 C13 CONTRACT BRIDGERolling stone gathers top scoreBY STEVE BECKERThis deal occurred in a national mixed-pair championship some years ago. Our sympathy is extended to the West player in this deal, who was the victim of a foul deed perpetrated by South, a member of the fair sex. Wests name must remain anonymous, though it can be stated that he ranks among the mightiest of the mighty. West led a diamond against four spades, South winning Easts queen with the ace. Declarer cashed the K-A of trumps and, after finding the suit divided 2-2, made the diabolical lead of the deuce of diamonds toward dummys nine. Poor West could not believe declarer would make such a play holding the K-10 of diamonds. Anxious to get a club return from partner, West played his eight, expecting East to win with the ten or king. One can only imagine Wests shock when the nine won the trick, and his further chagrin when South next led a club to the ace and discarded dummys 9-6-5 of clubs on the K-10-7 of diamonds. When the smoke cleared, South had made all 13 tricks for a top score. The architect of this fine play, which might lose a trick but might also gain one, was Mrs. Godfrey Stone of Detroit. West, as we said before, shall remain nameless. ADVERTORIAL Treating, Delegating & Supervising Dr. Alexander Rodi, Jr. Bonita Springs26381 South Tamiami TrailNaples898 5th Avenue South, Suite 204 What is Extreme Body Contouring? Pam Neitzel Clinical Director Naples Laser and MedSpaPams more than 15 years in the industry has lead her to be a national trainer and educator on advanced techniques with injectables and laser techniques. Pam has assisted in opening several medspas across the country and is a founding member of the Illinois Medical Spa Association (IMSA) and now the American Med Spa Association (AmSpa). NaplesMedSpa.com 239.228.7491 At Naples Laser and MedSpa, we offer a painless and relaxing treatment to help you target and eliminate fat cells in trouble spots. This treatment is painless and requires no downtime for healing and recovery, no injections or other interventions in trouble spots, no anesthesia or antibiotics. Patients may see results after one treatment, but up to six treatments can be recommended depending on the patients needs. The science behind the technology of our treatment is the targeting of adipose (fat cells). As we target the treatment area, ultrasonic vibrations heat up the fat cells, creating a bubble that eventually bursts. The released fatty acids and toxins are then evacuated through the lymphatic system. The body naturally metabolizes these compounds into either energy or waste. For more information and a free, no obligation consultation, please call 239.228.7491. 5 5 BUY ONE TREATMENT, GET SECONDFREE!(Valid for new and existing clients) Before After
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This film has grit, universal appeal and the conviction to tell the story of rap group N.W.A. with startling candor, from vast success to internal dissension to heartbreak. In 1986, N.W.A. (an acronym that cannot be explained in print) burst onto the scene with the breakthrough album Straight Outta Compton. Our art is a reflection of our reality, founding member Ice Cube (OShea Jackson) says, and true to form, the groups daily lives surrounded by gangs, drugs, abusive cops and other dangers serve as inspiration for N.W.A.s music. After the release of the hit song Boyz-nthe-Hood, the group which also includes Dr. Dre (Corey Hawkins), Eazy-E (Jason Mitchell), DJ Yella (Neil Brown Jr.) and MC Ren (Aldis Hodge) is signed by manager Jerry Heller (Paul Giamatti) to produce a record. Hit songs include F--the Police, Express Yourself, Gangsta Gangsta and the titular Straight Outta Compton. Police and authority figures hate the bands anti-establishment messages, but N.W.A. is a huge hit, ultimately selling 3 million records. And just when theyre at the height of their fame, when the women and acclaim and notoriety cant get any better, boom! It all comes crashing down. Why? Because of the one thing people covet regardless of whether theyre black, brown, white, yellow, or purple: money. Whats solid about director F. Gary Grays (The Italian Job) film is that its patient enough to slowly introduce characters and develop them as people, not caricatures. Doing this also provides insight into the world in which they live. Were taken by the danger, discord, poverty and desperation members of the Compton community inside Los Angeles share, and we completely understand why these young men are angry and searching for a way out. The real highlight of the film isnt the music or story, however; its the acting. OShea Jackson is Ice Cubes real-life son, so one imagines it felt a bit odd for him to play his father on screen. Regardless, its a strong, vigorous performance, as is Corey Hawkins turn as Dr. Dre, a man who wanted to focus on music and had little regard for the nonsense that surrounded him, especially after he went into business with Suge Knight (R. Marcos Taylor). But the real standout is Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E, a role that requires huge swings in terms of emotion and bravado. Mr. Mitchell pulls off each moment wonderfully. Its a long shot, but itd be great if he were to earn a supporting actor Oscar nomination yes, hes that good. Similar to how the Blaxploitation film movement gave African Americans a voice on screen in the late 1960s/early 0s, N.W.A. exposed truths about life in the hood and started the gangster rap style of profanity and violence in song lyrics. How honest the film truly is only the participants know (note Dr. Dre and Ice Cube are producers of the film), but Straight Outta Compton the movie feels pretty raw and genuine, which is also a fitting description of N.W.A.s music. >> In a 2007 article, the Los Angeles Times reported 80 percent of the sales of Straight Outta Compton were in the suburbs, mainly to teenage boys, suggesting a seismic crossover appeal that transcended racial barriers. c n v t d b L dan HUDAKwww.punchdrunkmovies.com
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The Way is about a family in a cult thats led by the charismatic Cal Roberts, played by Mr. Dancy, who becomes entangled in a complicated relationship with two other members of his controversial movement, Sarah (Ms. Monaghan) and her conflicted husband, Eddie (Mr. Paul). It starts shooting in September and is slated to premiere in 2016. Q : Is it true that the goofy 1990s lifeguard series, Baywatch, is going to be made into a big-screen movie? Dell R., via emailA: It would appear so... and thus I begin my semiregular lament of Why cant Hollywood think of new ideas? Production is set to start in early 2016, with Zac Efron in talks to don the famous red bathing trunks alongside Dwayne Johnson. Theres no word yet on whether itll be a comedy or an actiondrama, or have elements of both. Q: I am hooked on the Netflix series Sense8, and I wondered if it will be back for another season. 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Shake, then strain into glass and garnish with an unpeeled cucumber slice. CUCUMBER LIME MOJITO 3 diced coins of peeled, sliced English cucumber 5-6 mint leaves 1 oz. fresh lime juice 1 oz. rum Ice Club soda In a shaker, combine and muddle the cucumber slices, mint leaves, simple syrup and lime juice. Add rum and ice. Strain into an iced collins glass. Top with club soda and garnish with an unpeeled cucumber wheel and mint sprig. CUCUMBER MARGARITA 1 oz. cucumber-mint infused tequila (recipe follows) oz. Cointreau or triple sec 2 oz. margarita mix (store bought fine, but recipe follows) Combine all ingredients into a shaker with ice and mix well. Strain into a cocktail glass with fresh ice and garnish with a thin slice of cucumber. Cucumber-mint infused tequila 1 liter blanco tequila 2 English cucumbers, peeled to give a striped appearance 2 oz. fresh mint leaves without stalks Combine all ingredients in a container with a tight lid and steep for at least 35 hours. Strain and pour back into tequila bottle. Margarita mix 4 cups filtered water 2 cups fresh squeezed lime juice 1 cups simple syrup Combine all ingredients and mix well.Take note The Naples Originals quarterly gift certificate sale starts Thursday, Aug. 20, and runs while supplies last. The promotion includes 30 percent off $50, $25 and $15 certificates for 39 local, independent restaurants from Alexanders to Zizi and 30 percent off $200 certificates for Crave Culinaire catering. Visit naplesoriginals. com to purchase. Avenue5 hosts Star-Tender Charity Night starting at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, to benefit the Ricky King Childrens Fund, which provides medical equipment and services to local children in need. Florida Sen. Garrett Richter and First Florida Integrity bank CEO Gary Tice will tend bar for tips that will go to the organization, and restaurant owner Phil McCabe will match donations up to $2,000. 699 Fifth Ave. 4037170 or avenue5naples.com. The Local invites oenophiles to a trio of Friday-afternoon wine pairing events that combine the exalted beverage with the restaurants small bites. Walk-ins and reservations are welcome at tastings that take place at 4 p.m. Aug. 21 and Sept. 11 and 25. $10. 5323 Airport-Pulling Road. 596-3276 or thelocalnaples.com. Dagnys Spirits hosts a free wine and liquor tasting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27. 15205 Collier Blvd. 384-9421 or dagnysspirits.com. Perfect your Italian cooking techniques with help from classes at Barbatella. Topics include pizza crust, gnocchi, pasta, ricotta and more. Classes start at 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 25-Sept. 22. $45 per class. 2631955 or barbat ellanaples.com. The fifth annual Shulas Steakhouse Champagne & Chocolate Sunset Cruise to benefit The United Way of Collier County sets sail aboard the Naples Princess at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9. Guests will enjoy hors doeuvres and giveaways while sipping bubbly provided by Shulas and sweets from Norman Love Confections. $85. To make reservations, call Jeff Jerome at 659-3176 or visit shulasnaples.com. New happy hour specials at The Continental include half-priced signature cocktails, $5 glasses of Cannon Road chardonnay or cabernet, raw oysters for $2.50 each and a menu of $5 appetizers that includes baked oysters, chicken liver pate, spicy fried chicken and deviled eggs. Promotion runs through Saturday, Oct. 10. Make Sunday date night at The Continental, where the menu for two has dishes such as baked oysters, beef tenderloin brochettes and cheesecake. $50 for two. 6590007 or continentalnaples.com. Dine at Chez Boet through August and enjoy the Alsatian white wine Hugel Gentil for $18 a bottle or $6 a glass with your meal. 643-6177 or chezboetnaples. com. Through August, DAmico & Sons date night menu for two includes a salad, a choice of chicken penne with artichokes, egg fettuccine with porchetta or ovenroasted garlic shrimp for an entre and a glass of red or white wine. $32 for two. 4691 Ninth St. N. 430-0955 or damicoandsons. com. Celebrate the joys of champagne at Campiello every Tuesday through September, with $4 glasses at 4 p.m., $5 glasses at 5 p.m. and $6 at 6 p.m., etc. through 10 p.m. You can also pop open a bottle of Perrier-Jouet on Tuesdays for $55. 1177 Third St. S. 435-1166 or campiello.damico.com. If its Wednesday, head to Yabba Island Grill and enjoy 50 percent off any bottle of wine regularly priced from $50 to $100. Dinner service starts at 5:30 p.m. seven days a week. 711 Fifth Ave. S. 262-5787 or gr8food.net. Email dining and restaurant news to Lindsey Nesmith at firstname.lastname@example.org. Masas cucumber margarita
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2015 C25 THE DISH The Dish: Beefeater The Price: $8.89 The Place: First Watch 13030 Livingston Road in the Marquesa Center The Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., seven days a week The Full Menu: firstwatch.com The Dish: On a recent Saturday afternoon, I found myself slogging through the mall with two wayward children who were totally uninterested in shopping for school clothes. Join the club, kids. I hit my breaking point upon encountering a jumbled pile of boys shorts, styles and sizes in total disarray, with a crowd of mothers teeming around us. I decided it was lunchtime. I dont like going to the food court, so we called it a day and headed to First Watch, where the service is dependably quick and the food dependably delicious. Ive been a devoted Beefeater follower for years and for me, nothing can beat this sandwich of roast beef, tomato and cheddar-jack between two slices of Parmesan-encrusted sourdough, served with a dipper of house-made horseradish sauce and a side of dressed greens. Im getting all tingly now just thinking about it. One More Thing: If you love horseradish, order a second side of sauce. Its delicious, and the one ramekin (which seems to get smaller as the years go by) the dish comes with isnt quite enough for both sides of the sandwich. A Second Thing: You dont have to go to the Livingston Road location just because I did. There are several First Watch locations throughout Southwest Florida, four of which are in the Naples/ Bonita Springs area. No one is ever far away from a First Watch. Lindsey Nesmith email@example.com / 2 Off Bottle Wine Wednesday(Bottles under $100)Early DiningDaily 5 6:30pm$26.95 3 CoursesDate Night Sunday nights3 Courses $50 per coupleSUNDAYDat Nigh3-COURSE DINNER $50 per coupleDAILYLunc Specia2 for $14 Pick 2 lunch items $14 per personMONDAY SATURDAY 5PM 6PMEarl Dninb MentFeaturing29.95 STEAK & LOBSTERTHURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTSLin MusiThe Incorrigiblesfeaturing, Susie Hulcher DATE NIGHT3 Course Dinner for 2$50Sunday Dinner $4 at four o'clock $5 at five $6 at six $7 at seven $8 at eight $9 at nine $10 at ten$55 Perrier-Jout bottles all day throughout the restaurant.Available in the lounge and bar only! 4-10pm TuesdaysCHAMPAGNE TUESDAYS 239 435 1166 1177 THIRD STREET SOUTH, NAPLES FLORIDA CAMPIELLO.DAMICO.COM 239 213 3357 494 FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH, NAPLES FLORIDA CAFELURCAT.COM2for $12239. 598 0887 MERCATO, NAPLES 9123 STRADA PLACE MASA-RESTAURANT.COMHAPPY HOUR $ 5 Sunday-Thursday 3pm 6pm & 10pm-Close Friday & Saturday 3pm 6pm & 11pm-CloseDAILY LUNCH SPECIAL PICK 2Margaritas House Wine Draft Beers AppetizersFIRST Hearts of Palm Salad / Chicken Quesadilla Romain & Frutas Salad / Chicken Tortilla soup SECOND Steak Tacos / Fish Tacos / Duro Tacos Carnitas Tacos / Chicken Tamalebar only Ave n ue Wine, Beer, Appetizers54PM 6PM & 10PM Close$ HAPPY HOURon th5 ( BAR ONLY ) DAILY2 for $12 LUNCHPick 2 items for 12 dollarsFIRSTCaesar Salad Campiello House Salad / Soup of the DaySECONDMargherita Pizza / Primi Cavatelli Primi Penne / Half Spit Roasted Beef Half SpitRoasted Turkey Breast Panini
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2015 FOR VOTING US YOUR FAVORITE!239-598-3473www.agavenaples.comSouthwest corner of Airport & Vanderbilt agavenaples /AgaveNaples AgaveNaples NaplesAgave # WOW Thank You Naples!Romantic Dining MexicanFamily Restaurant Special Thank You Offer Naples #1 Waterfront Steakhouse t-michaels.com STEAK & LOBSTER HOUSE Waterfront Dining at Venetian Village Open Sunday-Thursday from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday from 4 to 10 p.m.Reservations Accepted 239.261.0622 Enjoy a Great Selection of Steaks and Fresh Fish, plus Soups, Salads, Burgers, Sliders and More4050 Gulf Shore Boulevard North; Take US 41 to Park Shore Every Night Extended Happy Hour 4 to 7 (in Lounge Only)Friday Night RIB FEST Half Rack $10.00 Full Rack $19.00All-You-Can-Eat Friday Night FISH FRYw/Fries & Coleslaw $19.00Saturday Night PRIME RIB DINNER $19.00 CLOSED Sunday, August 23 for Remodeling! VINOSouth Africa on the moveThere are about 50 countries in Africa, but only eight of them produce wine. As you might expect, South Africa leads the pack, and its the seventh largest wine producer in the world. Recently, the wine industry in that country has been more assertive in promoting its wines, and thats not a bad thing. Several of the varietals weve sampled recently definitely deserve a place in the cellar and on the table. The first wines in the country were made more than 300 years ago by Dutch colonists, but it wasnt until the 1990s that South Africa really began to take its place in the wine world. There are lots of reasons for that, chief among them the international trade sanctions that were imposed because of apartheid. Second, the entire industry was controlled by a government agency called KWV, which severely limited the kinds of grapes that could be grown. Plus, the culture was more oriented toward beer, and the country is one of the worlds top beer markets. Im told that beer costs less than Coca Cola over there. In South Africa, the workhorse grape has traditionally been Pinotage. Unfortunately, its a hybrid thats not really capable of making the quality of wine that can compete in the international marketplace. Thankfully, in the past 10-15 years, theyve turned toward the more classic varietals, and today there are some high-quality bargains to be had. The major wine regions are around Capetown because the climate is similar to the warmer areas along the Mediterranean. The names youll see on the label include Constantia, Franschhoek, Paarl and Stellenbosch, which has a university that includes a viticultural department. Traditionally, most of the wines from South Africa have been white. The countrys chenin blanc, which they call steen, is generally world-class, followed closely by chardonnay, riesling and sauvignon blanc. Theyre also getting good at sparkling whites, some made in the traditional champagne method, others made more like prosecco or Spanish cava. The reds, which include shiraz and cabernet, are almost all aged in American oak, which gives them a particular richness. You can expect flavors of cherry, plum, and coffeeand a pleasant smokiness that is the result of a (harmless) virus that has affected South African grapes for decades. Backsberg Chenin Blanc South Africa 2012 This grape is indigenous to the central Loire region in France, but its also a mainstay of South African winemaking. Light straw in the glass, the nose is delightfully floral, with aromas of white flowers and white peach. Its light-bodied, offering rich jasmine, honeysuckle and zingy, refreshing finish. WW 91 $14. Simonsig Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch 2013 A bit heavier and fullerbodied than the Backsberg, the fruit aromas and flavors are more subtle. WW 85-86 $10. Babylonstoren Mourvdre Ros Paarl 2015 We sampled several ros wines and were delighted at the range of flavors and styles. This unusuallynamed wine is a radiant light pink, with a nose of raspberry and strawberry. On the palate, its well-balanced, smooth, and refreshing, with a hint of rose petals on the finish. The tasting notes say its a classic blend of noble red cultivars, so theres no telling what grapes are in the bottle. But thats OK. WW 90-91 $15. Boschendal The Rose Garden 2014 A deeply rich, reddish-pink in the glass, theres a nose of toast and spice. Very full-bodied for a ros, with flavors of crushed berries, roses, and an excellent acid balance. WW 89-90 $13.Ask the Wine WhispererWhat are legs in wine, and what do they indicate? Tom S., Fort MyersTheres a common misunderstanding that legs, or the rivulets of wine that run down the inside of the glass when you swirl, are an indication of quality. In fact, winemakers have been known to add glycerin to their wines to make legs. Actually, legs are caused by the difference in evaporation rates between water and alcohol. So if legs tell you anything, theyre a rough indication of the alcohol content in the wine, not the quality. Sample widely. Send in your questions. 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 his other writings at winewhisperer.com jerry GREENFIELDvino@floridaweekly.com
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF AUGUST 20-26, 2015 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 Vergina, The Taste Youll Never Forget in a Place Youll Always Remember! 700 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, Florida 34102 239.659.7008 Visit www.VerginaRestaurant.com For Our Menu SUNDAY NIGHT SEAL THE DEALClicqout Rose or Clicqout Yellow Label Veuve $7.5MARTINI MONDAYHappy Hour All NightTWO FOR TUESDAYOn All Ketel One Cocktails WE OWN THE NIGHT WEDNESDAYBelvedere Vodka Cocktails $5 Belvedere Vodka Martinis $7.5REFRESHING THURSDAY SUMMER SIZZLERS Ciroc Peach on the Beach $7.5 Captain Morgan Lime Bite Mojitos $7.5 Nolets Silver Peach Lemonade $7.5 Smirnoff Moscow Mules $7.5 Summer Sizzles at the BarPlease Drink Responsibly CUISINEMeredays Brasserie brings French charm to Naples BayfrontI cant prove it, but I am fairly certain Charles Mereday doesnt sleep. How else would it be possible for him to to run multiple restaurants, orchestrate and star in an online television show (about restaurants), participate in numerous fundraisers, plan additional enterprises and see his wife and daughters often enough so that they continue to recognize him? The man is a marvel of industry, heart and talent. In recent months, hes also proven adept at rolling with the punches. He sold his Coconut Point brasserie a few months ago. Then, when his jazz-dinner club, Alto, began to flounder out of season, he took the Meredays brasserie concept and moved it into that lovely space. And just a few weeks ago, when the Naples Bay Resort owners decided they wanted to run their own restaurant on site (in the space he had made into a successful enterprise), he shutter ed his flagship, Meredays Fine Dining, much to the sorrow of fans (like me) who adored it. For now, the brasserie is the only restaurant open, but Mr. Mereday recently told me he is looking for a new location for Meredays Fine Dining and that may prove to be a blessing. No doubt it will have better parking than the original setting (how could it be much worse?). And its likely to be more visible as well (and that will surely be an improvement, too). Meanwhile, fans will find a somewhat more casual interpretation of Chef Meredays cuisine at the brasserie, a Frenchstyle spot with an array of small plates, seven entrees and a trio of pizzas from which to choose. Foregoing the spicy smoke duck wings ($14), which Ive enjoyed previously and can heartily recommend, I ordered the lamb sliders ($14), only to discover that the kitchen was out of them along with the baked Brie ($14) on this Saturday evening. And so I settled upon fresh, tender mussels ($15) in a fragrant broth of coconut milk, spicy green Thai curry and cilantro into which we dipped hunks of fresh-baked bread after consuming the shellfish. The mussels were excellent, as was the roasted beet salad ($13), a mix of red and gold beets, blueberries, goat cheese and a delicate truffle vinaigrette. For those who like to share, theres a lovely charcuterie platter ($16) with cheese, cured meats, olive tapenade and roasted red peppers with crostini on a long wooden cutting board. Its a great accompaniment to the many craft beers available here, although we enjoyed it with a bottle of Paco & Lola Albarino, a crisp, fruity white wine thats one of our summer favorites. From the entrees, we tried the rainbow trout ($14), a good-sized filet with almond brown butter atop fingerling potato and tender-crisp haricot verts. This is a simple but satisfying dish, and each element was done just right. The Jurgielewicz duck breast lorange featured a breast sliced into easily eaten pieces topped with a delicate orange gastrique, a refreshingly light departure from the typical heavy orange sauce that often accompanies duck. Haricot verts, asparagus and carrots completed this colorful dish. While dessert was mandatory at Meredays Fine Dining, it isnt at the brasserie; however, I still recommend it. The same talented pastry chef is hard at work creating imaginative and luscious treats you arent likely to find elsewhere. The deconstructed chocolate trifle ($9) consisted of chocolate mousse, crisp pound cake, fresh raspberries and a raspberry sauce so vibrant and rich I wanted to lick every last drop off the plate. This was a great finish. A fanciful final note was the green tea terrarium ($9), which did include a small terrarium on the plate, in which there were tiny mushroom-shaped orangeflavored tidbits, crumbled chocolate shortbread that resembled dirt beneath them, pine nuts and charred vanilla. On the side was a mound of house-made cardamom ice cream, which had just a trace of cardamom that made it a splendid complement to the goodies inside the terrarium. Service was good, for the most part, although our young server had a bit of a rough start owing, we think, to a bit of shyness. Nonetheless, she warmed up and wound up taking good care of us. On my next trip, I believe Ill request a seat at one of the inviting looking booths just in front on the windows to the kitchen. They afford a bit more privacy than the tables out on the large dining room floor, and I suspect wed get to see the chefs concocting our dinners at the same time, something I enjoyed at Meredays Fine Dining. Meanwhile, let us hope that Chef Mereday quickly finds himself a space that befits the excellence of the food and service in his original establishment and opens again promptly. That restaurant was a gem we cannot afford to lose. Email food and restaurant news to firstname.lastname@example.org. Meredays Brasserie492 Bayfront Place, Naples; 261-2586 >> Hours: Noon to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon to 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sunday brunch noon to 3 p.m. >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Small plates, $9-$19; pizzas, $13-$15; entrees, $14-$30 >> Beverages: Full bar >> Seating: Booths, banquettes, tables, at the bar >> Specialties of the house: Craft beers, French brasserie cuisine >> Volume: Low to moderate >> Parking: On the street, valet >> Website: meredaysbrasseriebayfront.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor karen FELDMANcuisine@floridaweekly.com COURTESY PHOTODuck breast lorange has a light orange gastrique that enhances the flavor of the meat. Mussels in curry-coconut milk sauce make a light and delicious starter at Meredays Brasserie. A deconstructed chocolate trifle is a delicious end to the meal.
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www.C21SUNBELT.com Southwest FloridaSignature Collection A SELECTION OF EXEMPLARY HOMES. Call 866.657.2300 A NAME YOU CAN TRUST TO SELL YOUR HOMEBARBARA M. WATT FOUNDED CENTURY 21 SUNBELT REALTY IN 1984BARBARA M. WATTWWW.C21SUNBELT.COM 2/2 plus Den CondoGated community, 2/2 plus den or study. 2nd floor unit with water view and screened balcony. Immaculate!$134,9001-866-657-2300 800CC042021. CAPE CORAL Gorgeous Park Home with Club MembershipAffordable, great location! One of the largest lots in the park. 2 bedroom w/Florida Room and its own air system. WOW!$132,0001-866-657-2300 800NA038911. BONITA SPRINGS Beautiful 3 Bed/2 Bath in Great AreaBeautiful home 3 bed/2 bath/2 car garage tile throughout with a nice lanai.$129,9001-866-657-2300 800LE043781. LEHIGH ACRES 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom Villa HomeCharming 2/2 villa home w/enclosed sunroom. Conveniently located to downtown & beaches, shopping, & parks.$128,0001-866-657-2300 800NA033425. NAPLES Riverfront 2/2 CondoLovely riverfront condo.$127,0001-866-657-2300 800FM044528. FORT MYERS Gated Turn Key 2/2Come join resort style living at Heritage Oak Park. Tennis, pool, gym and lodge w paid recreation director.$113,9001-866-657-2300 800CH212689. PORT CHARLOTTE SE Lehigh 3/2/2 w/Den3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage home w/den & fenced back yard, open floor plan, front porch & screened lanai.$104,5001-866-657-2300 800LE053712. LEHIGH ACRES 2/2 End Unit, Ground-Floor CondoMove-in ready w new carpeting and paint. Located in Punta Gorda Isles.$99,9001-866-657-2300 800CH213624. PUNTA GORDA Attention To Detail in Palmetto PointStriking Mediterranean design combines with classic southern charm in this gorgeous Gulf access salt water pool home.$1,994,0001-866-657-2300 800CC013951. FORT MYERS Looking for a Waterfront Lifestylein prestigious Whiskey Creek? Come watch manatees playing in your own back yard!$1,600,0001-866-657-2300 800FM028672. FORT MYERS Luxurious EstateBreathtaking 4 bedroom 6 bath gulf access custom built estate home with 7000 sqft. Schedule your private showing today!$1,590,0001-866-657-2300 800CC032693. CAPE CORAL Ski, Lake, Gulf Access, Gated! WOW!Gorgeous 4/3/3 in beautiful gated community. Enjoy tennis, jet skiing, sailing, and more! Upgraded kitchen and more!$970,0001-866-657-2300 800CC016561. FORT MYERS Direct Access Home on Preserve Building LotEnjoy paradise in this amazing home! It has 155 feet on the water offering spectacular views! 3,000sqft dream come true!$895,0001-866-657-2300 800CC006815. CAPE CORAL Island EstateIsland estate, horse ranch, botanical garden....it's large enough to do all of this and more. 22 beautiful fenced acres.$880,0001-866-657-2300 800PI046750. ST. JAMES CITY Views of Sanibel, the Sound, and IntracoastalOnly 5 minutes to open water at the southernmost tip of Pine Island across from Sanibel Island. Totally remodeled. WOW!$749,0001-866-657-2300 800CC025152. ST. JAMES CITY Big House, Bigger View!If your looking for a spacious home with wide intersecting canal views you owe it to yourself to see this luxury home!$749,0001-866-657-2300 800CC030292. CAPE CORAL Direct Access Pool Home In SW CapeOnly minutes to intercoastal waterway Only minutes to ICW, this home is nestled in a tropical setting.$600,0001-866-657-2300 800CC034992. CAPE CORAL Calling All FishermenThis home sits on a huge double with open water views. Some of the best fishing and boating in the world.$550,0001-866-657-2300 800PI026899. MATLACHA Beautifully Maintained 4 Bed in Wildcat Run!This home offers a bright and open floor plan and is situated on an oversized estate lot overlooking the 6th green.$550,0001-866-657-2300 800BS027245. ESTERO Beautiful Southern Exposure Gulf AccessBeautiful 3/2 + Den, pool home located in Unit 69. Cape Harbour, dining & shopping, turnkey.$549,0001-866-657-2300 800CC038865. CAPE CORAL