SEE PIER, A6 Extendingthe yearsBY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com GETTING OLD ISNT WHAT IT USED TO BE. Average life expectancy continues to climb as seniors stay active longer, well into their 80s and 90s. The trend is expected to grow as millions of baby boomers edge into the inevitable. Medi-SEE GOLDEN, A8 How science is keeping up with the longer, more active life spans of aging baby boomers PEOPLE OVER 65 WHO HAVE ALZHEIMERS DISEASE MILLION ALZHEIMERS PATIENTS IN THE U.S. PERCENT OF COLLIER COUNTY RESIDENTS WHO HAVE MULTIPLE CHRONIC CONDITIONS WERE IN THE MIDST OF AN EPIDEMIC ... THERE MIGHT BE SOMETHING THAT STOPS THE PROGRESSION. DR. FRED SCHAERF /A9 BY THE NUMBERS: INSIDE: INSET PHOTO BY VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY; ILLUSTRATION BY ERIC RADDATZwww.FloridaWeekly.com PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. VIII, No. 7 FREEWEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. OPINION A4 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A20 CLUB NOTES A22-23 PETS OF THE WEEK A26 ON THE MOVE B4 BUSINESS MEETINGS B5 HOUSE HUNTING B13 OPEN HOUSE MAP B18 PUZZLES C12 ANTIQUES C16 SAVE THE DATE C24 CUISINE NEWS C28-31 INSIDE On the red carpetThe NIFF gala, and more to-dos around town. C25-27 Holiday alternativesArts writer Nancy Stetson suggests some not-so-usual yule shows. C1 Party outfit angst? Make it easy with one simple ensemble and an array of sparkly accessories. A27 Meaningful meetingsTips for making business meetings worthwhile. B1 The people of the pierLocals and visitors alike flock to the newly renovated landmark BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.comThanks to a necessary renovation project, Neapolitans and visitors suffered through a summer without their favorite local landmark, the Naples Pier. We missed it! To celebrate its recent reopening, we spent some time there talking to visitors and about why they love the pier so and what they did to compensate for its closure Hlidltti RTAINMA GUIDE TO THE GREATER FORT MYERS ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 8, 2015 ForeigA HairBen Vere classic. CSouthwestFl un usual HOLIDAY THEATER Tired of seasonal ho-hum? Try some local ... IF TRADITI ONAL CHRISTMAS FARE typically leaves you saying Ho-hum instead of Ho, ho, ho, dont despair. Christmas theater doesnt have to be overly sentimental and saccharine, like an overdose of candy canes. It can be irreverent, soulful, funny and even funky. But yes, theres a lot more schlock out there than substance. If the traditional same old stuff doesnt do it for you, here are some alternatives you can find on local stages.SEE UNUSUAL, C4 C4 u s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u u a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l A Motown Christmas. Jacob Marleys A Christmas Carol. A Christmas Story. The Seafarer. A Christmas Story. The Eight: Reindeer Monologues. ESY OF FLOIRDA REPERTORY THEATER, WESTCOAST BLACK THEATRE TROUPE, LABORATORY THEATER OF FLORIDA, AND GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSEBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@oridaweekly.com
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 COMMENTARY Conversion: LChaimMy grandfather, Colorado cattleman Walter Nash, sat straight in the saddle on his quarter horse, Cherokee, watching me become a Jew. It was the fifth night of Chanukah (aka Hanukkah or Hannukah). His rope, neatly looped, remained secured to the saddle and hanging over his right leg. He kept his boots heelsdown in the stirrups, beneath blue jeans and a long-sleeved w hite shirt buttoned all the way to his neck. Above that, his dark Stetson, the working hat, sat straight on his head. His left hand closed the reins in a calloused grip about a foot above the horses mane, and his right rested where it should on his upper thigh, ready for anything required. He was ready to ride, and would after our ceremony. Walter said nothing as we played dreidel in the living room while a Chanukah meal evolved in our kitchen. My wife, Amy, opened the Chanukah CD shed picked up at the supermarket, and pretty soon I was clapping and hopping and crowing with all the grace of an injured rooster, while some men apparently shouted, Schlemiel! Schlemiel! Verklempt! Schlemiel! over and over again. In every song. It was arguably the most awful joyous music Id ever heard awful not because of the music itself, I suspect, but because of its execution, and I mean murder, by a bunch of brassy singers from New Jersey. My grandfather didnt care. His character was a tight weave of tolerance and a lifelong determination to judge other people only by whether they kept their word, minded their own business and tried hard. The way he held his horse told me that he approved of my new religion, with a caveat: When you ride into unknown country, keep your eyes open and think for yourself. So we did. Amy and I, with our two youngest boys, D.P. and Nash, had decided that since no one was going to choose us, wed just up and choose ourselves to join the tribe of Israel, the chosen people. One of the wonderful things about the Jews weve known is that they dont proselytize. We were compelled to conversion only by Nash, who, at 5, has no problem proselytizing, or at least asking insistently. Nash has stumbled into a moment of magical good fortune this year, and with him, us: Hes become the ward of an extraordinary public school kindergarten teacher, Diane Chernow, who can teach the world and its basics to children arriving from almost every corner of our national experience. She can coax from those kids a triad, joining their delight, their understanding and even their first semblance of hard, factual knowing. Now, they can count, they can write, and they can read. They even get a taste (often their first) of other cultures and traditions. So Nash, with his classmates at Alva Elementary School, had been drawing dreidels, and then playing that little topspinning gambling game in class. Ms. Chernow drew in part on her own experience. Her mother was a Scottish immigrant and her father a Jew who owned one of the only shops maintained by an Anglo in New York Citys Chinatown, decades ago, she told me. Her tales of battles and food and candles that wouldnt stop burning (a huge appeal to a candle-loving kid) captured the fancy of young Nash. Why couldnt we become Jews, too, he reasoned? But how, and which Jews, we asked, applying typical adult obfuscation? Should we become the orthodox or Hassidic ones, the irreverent ones, the eastern European ones, the Israeli ones, the American or Canadian ones, the wandering ones, the sad ones, the mad ones, the tolerant ones, the judgmental ones or the happy ones? And then we answered our own question with another: Who cares? We decided to define it for ourselves. Amy and I have long admired what we take to be the classic middle-of-the-road American Jew: not orthodox, and not entirely lost to ancient traditions, either. Someone who reveres family, celebrates the culture, loves the republic, refuses to bully anybody with their Judaism or their patriotism, and takes great pleasure in the gifts and opportunities of the world: intellectual learning and sex and achievement and philanthropy and the arts and sciences. Someone passionate about education. Someone who isnt afraid to debate or question authority anybodys, including Gods. And someone who loves food. Amy and the boys manned the kitchen, where she had them peeling potatoes and making latkes (fried potato pancakes), along with homemade applesauce. They bent to it with a will, shying away from the special bean dip she made to go with the broccoli, and wary (in Nashs case) of the darkly burnished cast of the Sephardic chicken, roasted and fragrant with fruits and nuts.The Chanukah menu, of course, came from a food resource named after some old Greek Epicurious.com. But thats a Jewish tradition: adopt and adapt and make the best of the moment. Which is pretty much what my grandfather, that tougherthan-rawhide rancher, thought, too.When Amy finally settled the feast on the table, Nash and D.P. lit the candles on the hanukiah (as distinguished from the Temple menorah, which originally had seven oil-burning wicks). The hanukiah, which many call the menorah, has a single shamash or helper candle mounted above a star of David, and flanked by four candles on each side. The shamash is used to light the others. And then we ate and laughed for an hour or more, while Nashs great-grandpa Walter Nash, framed in an old photo on my desk, road off into the eternal night. Im convinced he was grinning. Another day, no doubt, wed be celebrating something else, and wed become something else. But on this night, we were the chosen ones. And we celebrated only lchaim. (Note: Chanukah begins Sunday evening, Dec. 6. A version of his column first appeared in 2007.) a a p w t t roger WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com matterbrothersfurniture.com Monday Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday 12pm-5pmNaples, Ft. Myers, Sarasota, Tarpon Springs and Pinellas Park SET THE TABLE FOR THE HOLIDAYS
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 Obamas sanctimony on Syrian refugeesPresident Barack Obama has seen the enemy, and it is the refusal to accept more Syrian refugees.From the tone of his post-Paris remarks, youd think that a sophisticated terrorist assault on a major Western city is a setback; sentiment in the U.S. against taking more Syrian refugees is an atrocity.Obama warned against that dark impulse inside of us, as if we were debating whether Syrian refugees should be drawn and quartered. He said that slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values. He was joined by liberal commentators who scoffed and guffawed at worries over Syrian refugees after ho-hum, nothing to see here one of the Paris terrorists apparently posed as a refugee. Its remarkable that the president feels justified in lecturing anyone on humanitarianism. He has stood by while Syria has descended into a hellish chaos, and hasnt betrayed any guilty conscience. If you put those 10,000 Syrian refugees back in their native country and let them get gassed, barrel-bombed, shelled or shot, would he bat an eye at the ever-growing casualty count? The Syrian refugees are most useful to the president as a symbol of his alleged cosmopolitanism and of the supposed backwardness of his opposition. The problem with the argument that our values compel us to take refugees is that it isnt subject to any limit. We admit about 70,000 refugees a year. Is that the American level? Or would 700,000 be more American? And whats the balance between prudential considerations cost, security, assimilation and American-ness? By any reasonable standard we are justified in telling Europe that we have already done our part on migration, thank you very much. According to immigration expert Jessica Vaughan, since 2009 we have accepted 70 percent of all resettled United Nations-designated refugees worldwide. It is true that Europe at the moment faces a migrant crisis. Its not hard to see how it can begin to handle it. First, tell Germanys foolhardy chancellor to stop encouraging more migrants to come; enforce national boundaries like nation-states have from time immemorial; refuse to accept anyone who hasnt been processed properly. The U.S., already dealing with a steady migrant flow from south of the border, neednt become part of the bidding for Syrian refugees. Resources can be better spent in Middle Eastern countries that are hosting millions of Syrian refugees. The Center for Immigration Studies, which supports restrictions on immigration, estimates that the cost of settling one Syrian refugee here would support 12 Syrian refugees in the other Middle Eastern states. While we dont face the security risk of Europe, where the refugee flow is essentially uncontrolled, there is no reliable way to vet Syrian refugees. Finally, assimilation is an obvious concern. The experience of the Somali refugee community in Minneapolis hasnt been a happy one. Unemployment is high, and the community has provided dozens of recruits to radical Islamist groups. Of course, that we are discussing a Syrian refugee crisis at all is another symptom of the presidents abject failure in the Middle East. So, please, Mr. President, spare us your sanctimony and condescension. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. OPINION a s t f a p rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly Moon shotFlorida has mountains. They are the towering citadels rising from the horizon to the heavens when natures ingredients are right. These billowing monuments to weather are spun from moisture and air. They can ascend to 50,000 feet in the earths atmosphere. Climatologists call these cloud formations cumulonimbus, a derivative of Latin combining two words, cumulus, meaning heap, and nimbus, meaning rainstorm, or storm cloud. If you have experienced the full range of Floridas weather, you have witnessed these behemoths. A mythical Zeus hurls lightning bolts within their storied reaches; dark purples and boiling white masses erupt in majestic shows of a fearful intensity. At other times, we observe them as a benign and spectacular display natures Himalayas. They leave no trace, passing silently on their way, a fixture in the sky of the air we breathe and the water we drink. It is natures unblemished handiwork. We cannot say the same of the bilious clouds of toxins produced by our own human activity. We fill the air with thousands of tons of noxious waste annually. This malignant exhale destroys the environment and human health. It is the opposite of a natural phenomenon it does not belong where we are putting it, and our capability to produce it has outstripped our capacity to keep its worse effects from spiraling out of control. The magnitude of our careless behavior is unsustainable. It puts the planet at risk. For some, the scientific facts are too big a bite to swallow. They defend the human behaviors and industrial practices contributing to the causes of our own demise. They say we cannot afford to do otherwise. We are all guilty of denial at some level but some of us are guiltier than others. Big business has their hands on the levers that can turn the spigots off or slow the outflow of effluent from their source. They are not eager to do so. Their business model requires they function like environmental spendthrifts with a bottomless purse. Exploiting fossil fuels, mining our aquifers, mountaintop removal to reach a seam of coal all are common practice. The cumulative threat these methods pose to our world is not enough to convince the polluters and the political hacks who support them to change their ways. An environmental wake-up call has stirred people in their beds but it is not yet enough to get them out of it. That may be changing, but only if nations embrace their destiny to become stewards of the world they occupy. The United Nations Climate Change Conference is taking place in Paris through Dec. 11. It is an international gathering of world leaders, including President Barack Obama. Says the U.N, the gathering represents an historic opportunity to put the world on course to meet the climate change challenge. The world needs a new model of growth that is safe, durable and beneficial to all. The British government has responded by announcing a national commitment to address climate change, by retiring and phasing out all coal-fired power plants in England by 2025. President Obama also took action. Earlier in August, he pledged to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from our own power plants by undertaking the Clean Power Initiative, the centerpiece of the nations Clean Power Plan, first unveiled in 2014. Following the announcement, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell accused the president of launching a war on coal. The senator likely says that because coal interests are the biggest source of his political contributions. Florida has 15 coal-fired power plants located throughout the state. They all produce tons of toxic coal ash and spew carbon dioxide so it is not as if the citizens of this state dont have a dog in this hunt. Unfortunately for us, it is the wrong dog and the wrong hunt. Our state, at the behest of Gov. Rick Scott, joined a rebellion led by Republican states to block the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from requiring states to take additional steps to cut carbon dioxide emissions from their coal-fired plants. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Big Sugar continues to use cave man technology to ready its South Florida fields for planting cane. They light a match and torch up to 400,000 acres annually to rid the fields of dead leaves and other vegetation. The state allows this with a minimum of regulatory constraint. The pollutants put into the air by the conflagrations contribute to lung ailments, asthma, and allergies and that is just the short list. The Sierra Club and Earthjustice, a nonprofit public interest law organization, has filed a legal challenge asking the EPA to overrule the state and stop these massive maelstroms. The irony is rich: Out West, they try to prevent and put out massive fires. Here, we start them on purpose. I wish these environmental activists success. In the words of astronaut Neil Armstrong, Thats one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. 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 on issues of politics, public policy and philanthropy. She resides with her family and pugs in Jupiter. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYduring the three-month improvement project that included replacing weathered planks, expanding the restroom facilities and installing new benches. Although city parking at the pier is closed from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., the pier itself is open 24/7. Roger Bowen and his dog, Kelly Im the selfdesignated mayor of the pier, Mr. Bowen said. Every morning for the last three years, he has taken his pooch for a twomile walk (he rides his electric scooter) to the pier. When they get there, the pup rests at his feet while he dispenses advice to tourists and suggestions to maintenance crews. While the pier was closed, I had to go down to Bad Ass Coffee and then the dock during the day, he said. Both Mr. Bowen and Kelly are happy to be back. This is my meeting place, he said. I have special friends who are regulars here. Paul Schoeller Despite enjoying the pier as one of his favorite local fishing spots, Mr. Schoeller is only able to cast into its rich waters about once a month. I dont get down here as often as Id like because Im working too much, he said. I go to the Marco bridge and sometimes I go to the marina on Bayshore, but I missed the pier when it was closed. Its the highlight of Naples. On the rare occasions he can get to the spot at the end of Twelfth Avenue the only place in Naples where a fishing license isnt required Mr. Schoeller often pulls up species including snook, jack, whiting, redfish, snapper, flounder and ladyfish. Its good fishing here. Dietmar and Shirley Schuny When we caught up with the Schunys, the German couple was on their sixth week of vacation in the area. The two have great memories of the pier from their first visit a couple of years ago and were anxiously awaiting its reopening. Its lovely to see people just milling around and their smiles, Mrs. Dietmar said. Its very super. To bide their time before the pier was open for business on the day we visited, the two chose to exercise on the sand nearby. Nicolle and Thomas Froelich with their son, Marian The Froelichs were in the middle of a multi-week jaunt throughout Florida from Germany and came to Naples to visit some friends. The sea life is amazing, Mrs. Froelich said, and just minutes before the family had spotted a dolphin. Its very beautiful to see a dolphin for him, too, she said, gesturing to 3-year-old Marian. Two years ago we saw a fisherman catch a stingray and we saw a hammerhead shark. Juan Thomas, pier concession manager Mr. Thomas is pretty thrilled with his gig, considering he gets to sell his pizza outside and sales are booming since the piers reopening. Business has been amazing, he said. Its like the ocean: Sometimes people come crashing in and then you get a few minutes to get your stuff together before it starts again. The Cosmoss Pizza stand had only been operating for four days when we stopped by, but Mr. Thomas was already digging his new gig compared to a job in a more traditional setting. Its way more relaxing, he said. It has beautiful scenery and interesting people. Plus, theres a lot of smiles on the pier everyday. John Gardella, pier guard Mr. Gardella works five nights a week to make sure all the visitors arriving to enjoy the sunset can do so in peace. Once thats finished, Its mostly people fishing or people coming after dinner dates, he said, adding the crowd is pretty tame and he very rarely has to restore order. The most excitement generally comes from a fishermans catch off the side of the pier, like the goliath grouper that got hooked moments before. Chatting with tourists takes up a lot of his time because once they hit the Naples landmark for sunset, they often want to move on to something else but have no idea where to go or what to do. Out here Im just talking to everybody, Mr. Gardella said. PIERFrom page 1
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cal and social advances like clean drinking water and antibiotics helped give a generation the gift of more years on earth, but the side effects of longer lives mean they and their families are managing complex sets of illnesses and ailments that those of past generations often didnt live to see. For instance, one in nine people over 65 has Alzheimers disease, the most common form of dementia, which causes cognitive decline and eventually death. And of those 85 and older, that shoots up to one in every three people, according to the Alzheimers Association. At the same time, that person might be in and out of a hospital or doctors office for a stroke or complications related to diabetes or a broken bone or irritable bowel syndrome or depression or all of the above. Growing old is not for the faint of heart, as grandmothers say. Fortunately, researchers are figuring out how to improve the quality of life for people as they grow older than ever before. Here, Florida Weekly takes a look at advances in geriatric medicine, from a doctor at Johns Hopkins who is working with human factors engineers to improve how our medical system treats seniors to leading research and treatments to improve memory and cognition happening at the Neuropsychiatric Research Center of Southwest Florida. It is now testing some of the first drugs believed to slow the progression of Alzheimers.Senior communities Planned communities, too, are ramping up facilities and participating in research to prepare for a wave of active retirees. Brookdale, one of the largest operators of senior living communities in the United States with more than 110,000 residents and locations in Collier, Lee, Charlotte and Palm Beach counties, released the results of a survey in November with the Stanford Center on Longevity. It found that a third of those 80 and above dont use technology for social networking even though many would like to. Using technology for meaningful social engagement is what counts, and the rewards can be life-altering for many seniors, said Dr. Kevin ONeil, Brookdales chief medical officer and a clinical professor of aging studies at the University of South Florida, in a press release. The company started a program to help its residents use apps like FaceTime to connect with their families on an iPad. In Naples, a retirement community called Moorings Park boasts the greatest concentration of geriatrics clinical expertise in Southwest Florida, said vice president of resident services Steve Brinkert. It is building a second campus for about 250 new residents, and has also partnered with Johns Hopkins to create a new two-year fellowship track in geriatric medicine based in Naples. Mr. Brinkert notes that residents well into their 90s often work out at the communitys fitness center. The vast majority of our residents here at Moorings Park enjoy a very active and fulfilling lifestyle, he said. And we see that becoming even more pronounced as we prepare for the baby boomer generation to move into our community.Treating the Alzheimers epidemicDr. Frederick W. Schaerf calls Southwest Florida with its high concentration of seniors ground zero for Alzheimers disease. Were in the midst of an epidemic, said Dr. Schaerf, a neuropsychiatrist and principal investigator at the Neuropsychiatric Research Center of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers. Age itself is the top risk factor for developing the disease, followed by family history and heredity. With 5.3 million Alzheimers patients in the United States, that number is expected to nearly triple by 2050. There are about 500,000 people with the disease in Florida, projected to grow to 720,000 in a decade. Unlike all the other top 10 causes of death in the U.S., there is no approved treatment to prevent, cure or slow Alzheimers. But Dr. Schaerf believes a breakthrough could be on the horizon, one that starts with detecting the disease in its earlier stages, and through his research believes that non-medical interventions help as well. One of the most promising possibilities is an antibody called Aducanumab. The drug generated excitement among scientists worldwide when it was shown in initial tests to slow the progression of cognitive and functional impairment in Alzheimers patients when the disease was caught in an early stage. Made by Biogen, it is now in advanced Phase III clinical trails that began this summer with patients age 50 to 85. Dr. Schaerf described the implications if it is proven successful: That for the first time in 110 or more years, since Alzheimers disease was discovered, that there might be something that stops the progression, that will lead to earlier treatment and eventually prevention. The center is also involved in other studies and clinical trials more than 130 since it began in 2001 related to neuropsychiatric disorders. Like cancer, dementia describes a broad field of study, but Alzheimers is estimated to make up 60 to 80 percent of dementias. And the Neuropsychiatric Research Center is also an important part of treatment for Alzheimers and other dementias right now, Dr. Schaerf said, not just for the future. Thats why the research center considers itself a doctors office that offers free services such as memory screenings. The mammogram of the Alzheimers world, the test can differentiate between the normal slight memory loss that comes with age and the onset of dementia. In some cases the test may relieve patients by showing that they do not have Alzheimers. What people fail to realize is research is an option for treatment, said Angel C. Duncan, the centers director of education. It should be considered and it should be referred. In the best-case scenario, patients get a free medication that could slow the progress of Alzheimers. Even if patients dont end up qualifying for a clinical trial, they learn more about dementia and how to manage it with potential non-medical interventions such as music and exercise, and can get a second opinion from professionals who have dedicated their careers to studying it. Detecting the disease early is also an important part of managing it that does not happen often enough, Dr. Schaerf said. Part of the reason thats not happening is a stigma associated with Alzheimers, he believes, similar to cancer in the past. People dont want to talk about it, he said. They worry: will I lose my drivers license? Be put in a home? But as with many cancers, a key part of fighting dementia, including having success with trial medications such as Aducanumab, is finding out you have it sooner rather than later. After a memory screening, free PET scans and MRIs that otherwise cost thousands of dollars may help with verifying a diagnosis, for instance showing a tell-tale plaque called amyloid that could accumulate in the brain years before patients show symptoms of Alzheimers. And for those involved in clinical trials who happen to be a part of a placebo group, which gets no medication, they are often eligible for an open label extension. When they are done with their participation in the trial, often lasting 18 months, they can still get the medication until it becomes available commercially. North Fort Myers residents Sara and Bill Donahue, 78 and 79, looked into that option last year after she was diagnosed with early stage mild to moderate Alzheimers disease. She still leads an active life with her husband, swimming, golfing and playing tennis, traveling back to their home in Massachusetts over the summer and staying in touch with four children. But she has noticed problems paying attention and retaining information. On the Monday before Thanksgiving, Ms. Donahue lay comfortably on a chair with a paperback to pass the time and a needle in her arm attached to an IV drip for her monthly dose of a trial medication designed to slow the progression of Alzheimers. Although she doesnt know whether shes receiving the actual medication or a placebo, Ms. Donahue is enthusiastic about participating in the trial in any case. If it can help anyone, Im willing to do it, she said. To schedule an appointment, learn more about free memory screenings or if you are eligible to participate in a clinical trial, visit the Neuropsychiatric Research Center of Southwest Florida at neuropsychstudies.com, at 14271 Metropolis Ave. in Fort Myers, or call 939-7777.Tech-savvy seniors on social mediaWhile researchers remain skeptical about how much popular technology like sensors, trackers and other gadgets can help seniors, they encourage the use of social media. A Brookdale Senior Living survey of seniors 80 and older linked their lack of social media savvy to declining physical and mental health. Brookdale, which runs communities throughout the U.S., says residents want to connect with loved ones on social media but were often discouraged by technology that was too complicated. The Rewiring Aging survey looked at how social networking can affect quality of life for older adults. More than half of those surveyed said they believe technology can improve communication with family and friends, but only one-third 80 and older used a computer at least once a month. Only 5 percent surveyed said they were against using new technology. Brookdales chief medical officer Dr. ONeil said that those who use social media alleviate loneliness, which is associated with shorter life spans, chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, depression and dementia. The company is starting a program to help residents stay connected through social media and technology through its InTouch computer system, designed to be easy for seniors to use. Dr. Alicia Arbaje, a researcher at Johns Hopkins Bayview Center on Aging and Health in Baltimore, Md., has found that technologies that improve social life for seniors are more helpful than products such as GPS trackers or devices that monitor their activity or health. I think the best technologies for older people are the ones that improve social connections, not ones that focus on monitoring, she said. Thats important (too), but most people care about interconnection, living with a purpose, feeling useful, leaving a legacy Its their kids that want to monitor them. She feels safety concerns too often trump quality of life. I havent found something (a new technology or device), that handles that tradeoff well yet, she said. Ill tell you what older adults hate, what patients tell me day in and day out, is being treated like a child. Im guilty of this with my own parents. Technology, in her view, should honor and enhance autonomy. But if the older person feels monitored or tracked like their privacy is infringed upon, then that technology doesnt work for that person, she said. If a specific device such as a motion sensor that detects falls makes a patient feel better and improves safety, fine. Whats more important is that youre present for your loved ones, she said. And present can mean on Skype, FaceTime. But what we all need is human interaction. Her colleague at Johns Hopkins agreed. I think a lot of people are investing a lot of dollars in developing various types of sensors, said Dr. Bruce Allen Leff, director of the Center on Aging and Health-East professor of medicine. Just because you can collect data doesnt mean that data is necessarily useful. Translating that data into useful algorithms that help families take care of people they love or help doctors do that Nothing like that looking all that good, I have to say. On the other hand, websites that offer GOLDENFrom page 1What people fail to realize is research is an option for treatment ... It should be considered and it should be referred. Angel C. Duncan, Neuropsychiatric Research Center of Southwest Florida director of educationVANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYAngel DuncanBRINKERT LEFF COURTESY PHOTOThe Moorings Park memory care center.www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015
personal matchmaking services, allowing patients to be treated or get other services such as groceries at home, have been more helpful than devices, he feels. Ive always thought there was a huge business opportunity for the entity who could rate and qualify that whole range of services people need to be able to age in place, he said. All of those things that get really harder to do when youre old and not terribly mobile. So technology that can enable those kinds of services, coordinate those kinds of services could be quite valuable if the market could identify that need and figure out solutions for that. For instance, Dr. Leff is on the advisory board of Honor (joinhonor.com), a homecare service on the web and with a smartphone app that allows patients to choose what type of caregiver they need to come to their house, whether thats help with a bath, cooking a meal or getting dressed. Transitional care research 2.0Dr. Arbaje is director of transitional care research at Johns Hopkins. As such she studies the big challenge of coordination, such as what happens when patients transition from hospital to home to a doctors office and back again. She takes the broad view: how to help patients navigate a complicated, often fragmented health care system to enhance safety and improve outc omes for people as they age. Every time an older person moves from one place to another, temporarily or permanently, things can fall through the cracks, she said. Over the last two or three decades as complex chronic illness became more common, health-care systems began to offer more guidance for patients such as oncology navigators who guide patients through the system. Thats what I call transitional care 1.0, said Dr. Arbaje. Call more recent improvements transitional care 2.0. Looking forward, she sees health care systems more easily navigated and patient-centered, including a trend in home care in which hospital staff comes to you. Instead of an older adult going to the hospital for pneumonia, for instance, they would be admitted and later discharged from home. Dr. Arbaje outlined three ways transitional care is changing in favor of older adults. One, accountability rules built into the Affordable Care Act have in the last five years forced hospitals to pay closer attention to treatment outc omes. Thats in part because they can be financially penalized if patients are readmitted. Insurance companies now pay a lower rate often between 2 and 5 percent less, close to the profit margin of many hospitals if a patient is readmitted generally within the first 30 days. Two, transitions in care in the past focused on how to educate seniors to help them remember follow up appointments or medications. All of that is still very important, she said. But now research is focusing on how do we redesign the hospital system so these problems dont occur to begin with? For instance, hospitals often dont communicate with primary care providers. Which seems kind of obvious and simple but isnt part of our health-care system in general, she said. Theres no clear incentive to create that kind of communication. Dr. Arbaje has partnered with human factors engineers, a discipline that combines psychology and engineering, who are helping her study team work and communications in medical systems. This is a new movement that I think weve been a big part of but I think other places around the country are looking into, she said. How can we partner with other disciplines outside of medicine who can help us understand how to redesign our health care system to create better outcomes for older adults? They consider how factors obvious and obscure impact patients, from the overall health system hierarchy to trends in home health care that create situations in which a nurse might have to deal with a dog or cat jumping up on their computer. Three, she aims to empower older people to be their own advocates and take charge of their health care. One website she recommends is called Plan Your Lifespan (planyourlifespan.org), which helps older adults make decisions in advance for common challenges of aging such as hospitalizations or memory loss. Anti-aging studies If youre looking for the fountain of youth, the closest thing might be the Johns Hopkins University Older Americans Independence Center, which is aimed at keeping seniors healthy and active longer. Its principal investigator and geriatrics professor Dr. Jeremy Walston studies frailty, how the natural aging process such as declines in energy and loss of muscle mass make older adults more vulnerable to other conditions including chronic disease. In the past, doctors focused mostly on treating the diseases themselves, but research is shifting toward the realm of anti-aging. Instead of just treating disease states were trying to shift the paradigm toward treating the underlying biology thats driving a lot of the disease states, he said. We are really thinking about the changes in biology related to aging that are driving all these other things we see in older people and were trying to kind of slow these processes. Its a big movement in the field now to target some of these biologic processes that make older people more vulnerable to getting sick, losing muscle mass and becoming frail. That includes nutritional supplements that may relieve chronic inflammation and a commonly utilized blood pressure medicine that could help keep muscles stronger, innovations he predicts that through research will start to become official in the next few years. Frailty research will ultimately slow down many of the processes of aging he said. So we in the future can begin to envision a world where there are many more healthy 85-95-yearolds. Were already beginning to see it in clinical practice. Thats a result of already improved treatments, and a growing awareness of the importance of exercise and healthy diets. The aging process itself wont change but I think some of these interventions that were talking about may be able to slow many of the biological processes and that in turn will keep people functional and healthy for a longer period of time, up to a decade or more. Meanwhile, he stresses two things you can do now to slow the aging process: get regular exercise and watch your diet. Youve heard this before, but its worth repeating. I think just the weight of the evidence is so compelling, he said. Of course, there may be some people they do find who eat cookies, and very little vegetables, and live to 90. But most people dont get away with that. For more information about participating in a clinical trail visit The Johns Hopkins University Older Americans Independence Center at coah.jhu.edu. The Charlotte County Sheriffs Office in October announced it was expanding a plan to help monitor seniors with Alzheimers and others with conditions who could be prone to leaving the house and wandering. Patients wear a bracelet that allows police offers to track them via radio signal up to 10 miles away if they get lost. Theres so many people that need this and dont know that we administer this, said Tammy Wilkie, Project Lifesaver coordinator. For family members, she said, It is a total piece of mind. After we put it on, there is a breath. You can see them take a little sigh of relief that we have some backup here. The CCSO received a $5,000 grant from the Alzheimers Foundation of America to expand the number of participants in Project Lifesaver, a program used throughout the U.S. and in Florida counties. The bands cost $300 a piece and a volunteer comes out to change the battery about every 30 days. The patients can shower and swim with the bands, which can also be affixed to an ankle if they tend to try to remove them. To qualify, patients must not be able to drive and require 24-hour-a-day care by a loved one or professional caregiver For more information, call (941) 8331824. Project Lifesaver monitors patients who wander 65 or older by countyTwo out of three older Americans have multiple chronic conditions, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates. And by 2030 it projects that 72 million Americans 65 and older will make up roughly 20 percent of the population, up from 13 percent in 2010. South Florida counties already well exceed that percentage. >> Collier County: 91,046 seniors or 27 percent >> Lee County: 156,183 or 23.9 percent >> Charlotte County: 57,545 or 35 percent >> Palm Beach County: 301,575 or 22.2 percent For the first time in 110 or more years ... there might be something that stops the progression, that will lead to earlier treatment and eventually prevention. Dr. Frederick W. Schaerf, neuropsychiatrist and principal investigator at the Neuropsychiatric Research Center of Southwest Florida VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYDr. Frederick Schaerf COURTESY PHOTOA sheriffs deputy fits a Project Lifesaver monitor onto a mans wrist. ARBAJE NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 NEWS A9
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Naples Christmas Parade salutes 70 years since WWIIIts been 70 years since the greatest holiday celebration in American history: the first Christmas after WWII. With the theme of Home for Christmas, this years Naples Christmas Parade will recreate the excitement. The parade steps out from Broad Avenue South at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, and makes its way up Third Street South, over to Fifth Avenue South and then down Eighth Street South before ending back at Broad Avenue South. Entrants will keep the spirit alive as they pass in front of Naples City Hall, where Lois Bolin and Jeanne Sweeney will host a live filming for those who are unable to attend the parade. The film will feed directly into the city of Naples Channel 98 (Comcast). Co-host Tiffany McQuaid will roam the parade route talking with viewers. Across from City Hall on the Cambier Park side, bleacher seats will be available for the public. Spectators can bring their own chairs as well. Thelma Hodges, widow of WWII and Korean War veteran Earl Hodges, is this years honorary grand marshall. A former Red Cross worker and nurse, Mrs. Hodges was also one of NCHs first employees in 1956. Parade judges posted at Sixth Street and Fifth Avenue South will determine winners of the following prizes: Best Overall, Heritage Award, Spirit Award, Organization/Merchant Award, Best Animation and Special Effects, Best Music, Best Spirited High School Marching Band, Best Illumination and Best Scout Troop. This years judges are David Algers, Philip Douglas, Phil Fisher, Jenny Fogen, Natalie Guess, Erika and Jesse Hinson, Amada Jaron, Matthew Kragh, Paul McCreight, Matt Moen, Lili Montes, Ingrid Alelli, Dough Olson and Lise Sundri. The winning entrants will receive their trophies and prizes donated by local merchants during the Naples City Council meeting Monday morning, Dec. 14, at Naples City Hall. For more information, call Mike Leslie at 213-7111 or Ms. Bolin at 777-2281. www.Ligh ngFirst.us Naples 239.775.5100, 4600 Tamiami Tr. E. Bonita Springs 239.949.2544, 28801 S. Tamiami Tr. Fort Myers 239.322.5488, 12879 S. Cleveland Ave. EC13005050 Living with back pain? Minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat neck pain, back pain and spinal stenosis. Neuroscience and Spine Associates Of ces in Naples and Ft. Myers(239) 649-1662 R. Rick Bhasin, MD, FAANSBoard Certi ed Neurosurgeon Clinical Af liation, Department of Neurosurgery University of Florida Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. 525 111th Avenue North, Naples, FL 34108RSVP to 239.597.3101 preferred, but not required. www.hodgesnaplesmg.compresents As we gather, all are welcomeNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 A11 www.FloridaWeekly.comwww.facebook.com/ FloridaWeeklyNewspapersTHERES A LOT TO LIKE
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 Five tips for outwitting porch pirates this holiday season SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYOnline shopping has made life easier for consumers, and is especially handy during the holidays. But its also created more opportunities for porch pirates, the thieves who prey on those parcels left on our doorsteps. Many porch pirates are low-tech, simply cruising neighborhoods where they know deliveries are taking place and grabbing the unattended packages. But porch pirates who also happen to be cyber criminals can use your own technology against you, says Gary Miliefsky, CEO of SnoopWall (snoopwall.com), a company that specializes in cyber security. A more sophisticated porch pirate might send you an SMS message or email with malware, Miliefsky says. That would let them gain access to your computer or smartphone, and they could install a remote access Trojan, or RAT. Then they can eavesdrop on your orders and deliveries. They also might be able to locate you through the geo-locating feature on your phone, he says. That would tell them when you are away from home, the final link in their well-laid plan. If they know you arent home and that a package is scheduled for delivery, its going to be easy for them to steal it, Mr. Miliefsky says. He offers these tips for outwitting porch pirates and keeping those packages safe: Get permission to ship all your packages to work. That way they arent left unguarded at your doorstep for hours where anyone walking by could snatch them. If this arrangement works out, be sure to tell all your friends and family also to ship packages to your work address. Ask a friend or neighbor to receive your packages for you. You might not be home on workdays, but plenty of people are. Trusted friends who are retired or who work at home might be happy to let you have packages delivered to them for safekeeping. If a neighbor cant receive your packages and you cant get them at work, another option is available. Mr. Miliefsky suggests trying Doorman, a service that lets you arrange for a package to be held at a warehouse until you arrive home. Then you can arrange delivery for evening hours that better suit you. More on Doorman is available at doorman.co. (There is no m after doorman.co.) Disable geo-location on your smartphone so that porch pirates or other hackers cant track your location. No need to make it easier on them. Set up a live recording video camera aimed at your porch. That could allow you to spot a theft as it happens and alert law enforcement, or at least provide you with video later that might help identify the porch pirates. Gary Miliefsky is Founder of SnoopWall Inc., a counter-intelligence technology company offering free consumer based software to secure personal data on cell phones and tablets, while generating revenues helping banks and government agencies secure their networks. GulfviewDentistry.com NO INSURANCE? NO PROBLEM. We Offer An In-House Savings Plan We offer payment plans throughFriendliest Dental Practice Around!239.300.9693Located in the French Quarter 501 Goodlette Road North, Suite B202 Naples, FL 34102 Patient Treatment Plan, Cleaning and Necessary X-Rays(DO110, D0150, D0274)PLUS FREE TEETH WHITENINGNot valid with the presence of periodontal disease. Some restrictions apply. Must call by12/10/15. NEW PATIENT $97 SPECIAL $379 VALUE, YOU SAVE $282! USE YOUR INSURANCE BEFORE YOU LOSE IT!(Most Dental Insurances Reset Jan 1) www.InsideOutFurnitureDirect.com www.SinkVanitiesDirect.com SHOWROOM HOURSMONDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-5PM insideout furniture direct 239-592-13872367 TRADE CENTER WAY, NAPLES, FL FIRE PITS IN STOCK Best Price and Excellent Customer Service WHY SHOP ANYWHERE ELSE?
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I thought they would transport us via helicopter to Miami or Tampa for our care, Mrs. McCaskill says. I didnt even know a hospital like Golisano Childrens existed so close to home. The McCaskills learned they had a tough road ahead. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia ALL for short can spread quickly, even be fatal within a few months, Mrs. McCaskill says. Chemotherapy began immediately. Like many young children, Avery is naturally drawn to art, and the hospital taps into the innate joy creativity brings to help patients like her through the treatment process. For example, Avery first learned about her chemo treatments by playing with syringes filled with paint. She worked with art mentors Ellen Sheppard and Joelene Black to create the painting that has become the 2016 festival poster. The original will be auctioned off at the festival Saturday, Feb. 27, with bids to start at $5,000. Last years child art raised $500,000. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 NEWS A19 BEHIND THE WHEEL Buick Enclave provides the appeal of a jellybeanWe all know you can fit a square peg in a round hole. Make the opening large enough, and it can fit all sorts of shapes from triangles to rectangles to the jellybean-like shape of the Buick Enclave. This crossover has been quietly building its sales figures over the last eight years, becoming an oblong crossover that fits into many holes. It is the largest Buick for the companys traditional land yacht customers. This is the car-based luxury crossover that people discover when they realize the Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator are based on trucks. It has minivan seating without the minivan stigma. But most of all, people are probably finding that the Enclave comes well optioned and deeply discounted to the point that it becomes an attractive buy. Buick wants to make its image as sleek and sporty as possible, and it is certainly seen here. A three-row crossover is not exactly a Ferrari, so the designers have done their best to leave no surface flat. The result is the sleekest of all of its General Motors cousins. It is also unconventional enough to receive some of the most polarizing comments from onlookers. Crossovers are usually not big opinion makers, but this seems to be a good reminder that taste is up to each individual consumer. The interior is where Buick continues its luxury tradition. All Enclaves come well equipped with items such as power driver seat, remote vehicle starter, backup camera, power liftgate, radar parking assist, and automatic climate control for the driver, passenger, and the rear seats. Theres even a touchscreen infotainment system in every Enclave, but be warned, it will take a little while to get used to the unconventional layout. Customers in this segment are really looking for is interior space. The three-row Enclave comes with two sets of captains chairs as standard for a total seating of seven. Its notable for Buick to offer this luxury item even on the base model. Upper trim levels of the Enclave have a second-row bench option to bring total seating to eight, but consumers who want this can save thousands just by looking at the Chevrolet Traverse twin. Regardless of the configuration, adults can fit in any seat, and there is still room for cargo even with the third row occupied by friends and family. Buick takes plenty of care to keep the 3.6-liter V6 as quiet as possible. Everything from large wheels to exhaust tuning leaves a level of isolation worthy of a luxury car, but it also feels a bit like the vehicle doesnt get to unleash its full 288 horsepower. The ride is soft like a car, which is what Buick wants you to feel. The truck-based Tahoe/Yukon twins from the General Motors cousins at Chevrolet and GMC are not quite as polished, and Buick believes youll be happy to give up their much larger towing capacity for this luxury. Check every option box on an Enclave, including all-wheel drive, and the cost goes over $55,000. Thats too much to pay for this car. It lacks a level of refinement for this price class, but thats not the whole story. Buick does a fine job of loading every Enclave with worthwhile features, including the base model. Most of the main luxury items are in the standard vehicle, and there is no difference in engine between the lowest and highest trim levels. This makes a compelling argument for the bottom rung Enclave that starts at $39K. Add in Buicks tradition of deep discounts, and a base Enclave with an option or two added now feels like a bargain at around $36K. At that price point, the Enclave offers around $10,000 in savings over vehicles like the GMC Yukon even after discounts. That is an attractive idea for large families looking to drive something with a little extra flash. Buick and GMC share showroom space so this value doesnt get shouted too loud. Because of that, the Enclave will continue to be the jellybean peg that quietly and unexpectedly fits into many square garage holes. e i w d u a mylesKORNBLATTmk@autominded.com For more information, please contact:Jennifer P. May, Membership Director 239-254-7418 firstname.lastname@example.orgInquire now aboutPreview Golf Membership Initiation fee deferred for 12 months for new Golf Membership* Enjoy full Club privileges*Monthly dues & fees will be collected during the preview period. At the end of the 12 months, join as a Class A Golf Member or Social Member, or part ways with no further obligation.www.quailcreekcc.com/previewgolf Quail Creek Country Club
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 Its snot hygienicThe manager of the agency in Louisville, Ky., responsible for, among other things, development planning, zoning changes and historic landmarks revealed in November that his headquarters has a boogers problem and ordered users of the third-floor mens room to stop hocking them onto the walls adjacent to the urinals. According to an internal memo cited by InsiderLouisville.com, Metro Planning and Design Services manager Joe Reverman called the mucus buildup a very serious situation and had his executive administrator post signs instructing restroom users on the basics of proper disposal of anything that comes out of or off a persons body.Great art The 1968 Cy Twombly blackboard painting sold for $70.5 million at New York Citys Sothebys auction in November (higher than experts estimate of $60 million). The painting consists of six horizontal lines of continuous circular swirls (white chalk on a blackboard) perhaps the same swirls that might be made by an extremely bored, aggressive first-grader given a supply of chalk and the absence of the teacher. The Baltimore-based experimental music creators Matmos announced the release of their new album, Ultimate Care II, consisting entirely of music made by a Whirlpool washing machine (the Ultimate Care II model). According to a November report in Time magazine, the machines 38-minute wash cycle will be sampled and processed to lighten the original sound. (Matmos previously played canisters of helium on stage at Radio City Music Hall and a cows uterus at the San Francisco Art Institute.)Cultural diversityIn an enterprise somewhat resembling American Idol, amateur performers in China become self-supporting online not by soliciting money directly, but through virtual gifts from enthralled fans, with performers getting a cut of each sale. Beijings YY.com hosts original performances, and two of the sites favorites, Mr. Earth and Ms. Cloud, earned the equivalent of about $160,000 last year from their universe of 1.8 million fans (according to a November Wall Street Journal report). In an ancillary industry (led by 9158. com), hard-core fans can purchase access (think virtual limousines, shown arriving at a concert), giving them bragging rights. (A simple applause icon after a song costs about a penny.)Bright ideasThe exasperated drug enforcement chief of Indonesia told reporters in November (following confiscation of a massive quantity of methamphetamine from China) that the ordinary death penalty was insufficient for drug runners, who should instead be forced to overdose on their own shipments. Budi Waseso also mused that crocodiles would make better prison guards than humans because crocs cant be bribed and later added tigers and pirhanas to the proposed guard roster. Even so, Mr. Wasesos boss reiterated that the government is committed to rehabilitation over punishment.New world orderWatch Your Language: (1) Recently added to the list of words and phrases to be officially discouraged on campus, according to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukees website: political correctness. The phrase is said to be a microaggression that might make some students feel uncomfortable or unsafe if they hear it or read it. (2) In November, the University of Vermont held a (voluntary) three-day retreat open only to students who self-identify as white, so that they can study the implications of white privilege in society (e.g., what does it mean to be white? and how does whiteness impact you?). NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE World Renowned Cataract Surgeon, David C. BrownM.D., F.A.C.S NEW NORTH FORT MYERS LOCATION Were Sooo...Vein! I bet you wish your leg cramps didnt keep you up all night!239-694-VEIN (8346)weknowveins.com facebook.com/weknowveins Joseph G. Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI Vascular Surgeon & Vein ExpertCant make it in? Take your free, virtual vein consult now at: the privacy and comfort of your home 24/7, 365! The patient and any other person responsible for payment had a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination, or treatment that is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to to advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee service, examination, or treatment. Free Screenings In December!Tuesday, December 8th from 3-5pm1510 Royal Palm Square Boulevard Suite 101 Fort Myers, FloridaThursday, December 17th from 3-5pm3359 Woods Edge Circle Suite 102 Bonita Springs, Florida Mark Your Calendars & Reserve Your Spot Today! Seeking to put Gods love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
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Offer expires 11/30/15. 1/4 BonitaSprings|10/26/15 CLUB NOTES Corvettes of Naples was founded in 1977 with 10 members and has since grown to more than 300 members, who enjoy the benefits of networking with other Corvette owners and Corvette Clubs as well as monthly social functions including car shows, picnics, cross-country trips, home parties and dining at fine restaurants. Since 1993 the local club has held an annual Charity Car Show to raise funds for local causes. Visitors who own a Corvette are welcome to attend meetings at 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church in North Naples. The next meeting is Dec. 3. For more information, visit corvettesofnaplesfl.com. Naples Press Club members and guests will hear from Naples Daily News columnist Brent Batten at the clubs holiday luncheon and annual meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at the Hilton Naples. Deadline for reservations is Thursday, Dec. 3. Members can purchase tickets at eventbrite.com (search for Naples Press Cub). For more information, email email@example.com. Naples Ship Modelers is an informal group dedicated to the hobby of building wooden ship models. Members meet at 9:30 a.m. on the first and third Saturdays of every month at the Landmark Naples community in North Naples. The next meetings are Dec. 5 and 19. For more information, call Dick Ritchie at 594-0868 or email dcritchie@ comcast.net. The Naples Music Club holds its annual holiday party starting at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at the Bonita Bay Club in Bonita Springs. A performance by student musician scholarship winners will follow cocktails and dinner. Tickets are $50. For reservations or more information, call 384-9205 or visit naplesmusicclub.org. The Florida Poetry Club invites writers and admirers of poetry to its open mic programs from 4-5 p.m. at The Norris Center on the following Mondays: Dec. 7, Jan. 11, Feb. 8 and March 14. Poets should bring three to five of their original poems. After the session, all are welcome to join the group for dinner at a restaurant within walking distance of the center. For more information, call (440) 554-1144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Moorings Presbyterian Womens Group meets for lunch and Lets Dance with the Irish, a performance by local Celtic dancers, at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the church at 791 Harbour Drive. Cost is $7. Call 261-1487 for reservations. The Cornell Alumni Association of Southwest Florida welcomes Martha Haynes, the universitys Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy, as guest speaker at a luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Wyndemere Country Club. Ms. Haynes will discuss Extragalactic Sociology and the Intriguing Lives of Galaxies. Cornell alumni, family, friends and members of the public with an interest in astronomy are welcome. Cost is $30 in advance $35 the day of the event. For reservations or more information, call Jon Peter Vollman at 250-9414, email email@example.com or visit cornellalumniassociationofsouthwestflorida.com. The Genealogical Society of Collier County meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Moorings Presbyterian Church for a presentation of In the Shadows of Glory, a one-woman play about Mary Todd Lincoln, written and presented by local actress Janina Birtolo. Through her extensive research, Ms. Birtolo has crafted a story that highlights the First Ladys achievements, her stumbles and her challenge to societys view of how a female ought to behave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, and all are welcome. For reservations or more information, call Madonna Crame at (249) 455-7295 or visit thegscc.org. The Naples Chapter, Florida Society, Sons of the American Revolution holds a lunch meeting on the second Thursday of the month at the Club at Longshore Lake, 1139 Phoenix Way. The program for Dec. 10 will be about the U.S. Constitution. Doors open at 11:30 and the meeting starts at noon. Spouses and guests are always welcome. For more information, call Tom Woodruff at 732-0602, email naplesSAR@ gmail.com or visit naplessar.org. Pilot Club of Naples/Naples Pilot Foundation meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at Perkins on Pine Ridge Road.. The next meeting is Dec. 10. Guests and new members are always welcome. Reservations are not required. Attendees order from the menu and pay for their meals. Pilot International focuses its charitable and educational efforts on brain-related disorders and disabilities, including traumatic brain injuries, dementia and autism. For more information, call Sue Lester 289-8268. The Womens Republican Club of Naples holds its annual luncheon honoring men and women in military service on Friday, Dec. 11, at Quail West Golf & Country Club. David Webb, Sirius Patriot and Fox News contributor, will discuss veterans and their importance in the upcoming election. Keynote speaker U.S. Air Force Brigadier General John Michel (Ret.) served as Commanding General, NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan; NATO Training Mission/Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan; and Commander, 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, Kabul, Afghanistan. Earlier this year he joined MV Transportation, a private provider of paratransit services and the largest privately owned passenger transportation contracting firm in the U.S., as chief strategy and innovation officer and president, global operations. MV Transportation has been providing access to medical appointments for people with disabilities for 40 years. On Veterans Day this year, Gen. Michel launched Patriot Express, a transportation service he created for military veterans using an Uber-like model. Gen. Michel will be available to sign his new book The Art of Positive Leadership: Becoming a Person Worth Following, which will be available for purchase at the luncheon. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and all are welcome. Tickets for $75 include a champagne reception. Reservations are required by Dec. 8 and can be made at wrc-naples.com. For more information, call 566-8138 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The men of Sigma Chi Naples/ Marco Island/Fort Myers alumni chapters meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at the Club Pelican Bay in Naples and at noon Thursday, Dec. 17, at Connors in Gulf Coast Town Center in Estero. All are invited to happy hour from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Bokampers in Naples. For reservations or more information, visit naplessigs. com. The Greater Naples Branch of AAUW holds its holiday luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at Hodges University. For more information, visit aauwgnb.org. The Naples Buckeyes invite alumni and friends of Ohio State University to the clubs annual Naples Bay Christmas Boat Parade the evening of Saturday, Dec. 12, aboard the Double Sunshine. Cost is $40 and includes food and fund. Registration and advance payment are required and can be completed at naplesbuckeyes.com. Local alumni of the University of Massachusetts have reserved a block of seats for the UMass vs. Florida Gulf Coast University basketball game Sunday afternoon, Dec. 13, at FGCUs Alico Arena. All UMass fans and alumn are welcome to attend a pre-game reception to built excitement before the Minutemen meet the Eagles on the court. Tickets are $10. For reservations or more information, email Diana Scandiffio Nevin at email@example.com. Alumnae of Gamma Phi Beta in the Naples area meet for lunch and conversation on the second Monday of each month. The next meeting is Dec. 14. For more information, call Lynne Nordhoff at 594-8420 or email lynnecnordhoff@ gmail.com. The Southwest Florida Wisconsin Club holds its holiday luncheon starting at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 14, at Vanderbilt Country Club. Pianist Jodie DeSalvo, who performs at ArtisNaples in the winter season and at Birch Creek Music School in Door County, Wis., every summer, will entertain. All are welcome, especially current and former Wisconsinites. Admission is $28. Reservations are required by Dec. 7 and can be made by calling 254-8812. The club meets on the second Monday of the month at various locations. New members are always welcome. The Alliance Francaise de Naples holds its Fete de Noel holiday dinner Monday, Dec. 14, at Escargot 41 French restau-
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For more information, call Denyse Jenkins at 5920447. Naples Garden Clubs 2016 House & Garden Tour is set for Saturday, Feb. 6. For more than 60 years, the perennially sold-out event has showcased unique homes and inspiring gardens in Naples while raising funds that support scholarships and community projects. Patron tickets for $225 include the opportunity to buy five early-bird general admission tickets, first choice of tour times and recognition in the tour booklet, the clubs website and at the tour welcome center. For information about general admission tickets, which are $125, email tours@naplesgardenclub. org or visit naplesgardenclub.org. Money raised by Naples Garden Club has supported the preservation, protection and beautification of almost all publicly used institutions in the greater Naples area. In 2015 the club has awarded grants to Avalon Elementary School for its Global Garden, the David Lawrence Center, Jewish Family and Community Service, Naples Botanical Garden and Camp Wekiva. Grant applications for 2016 are due by 5 p.m. Dec. 16. Visit the website for more information. Women readers searching for a book club are welcome to visit the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island at its regular meetings starting at 11 a.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at JCMI. The book for discussion Dec. 15 is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Meetings will continue through April. There are no membership dues, although donations to JCMI are welcome. JCMI is at 991 Winterberry Drive on Marco Island. For more information, call 642-0800. The Naples base of the U.S. Submarine Veterans (USSVI) meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of every month at the VFW Post 7721, 800 Neffs Way in Naples. The next meeting is Dec. 21. Membership is open to active duty and retired submariners who have earned the Qualified in Submarines designation. The local USSVI base commander is Jack Hogan of Naples. For more information, visit ussvi.org/base/ naples.asp. Pi Beta Phi alumnae in Naples, Bonita Springs and Marco Island are invited to attend the Naples (Area) Alumnae Clubs year-round activities. For more information on luncheons and evening meetings, social mixers and interest groups, and/or joining the group, call Barbara Craig at 9087301, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit pibetaphi.org/naplesac. Coastal Chess clubs in Naples and Marco Island welcome players of all levels for casual games and occasional tournaments. Marco meetings are from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday at the Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier. Naples meetings are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday in the clubhouse at Moorings Park, off Goodlette-Frank Road just south of Pine Ridge Road. For more information, call Wade Keller at 3892525, email email@example.com or visit chess7.net. The Bridge Club of Naples has its home at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church at the northeast corner of Airport-Pulling and Orange Blossom Roads. Duplicate games begin at 1 p.m. Monday-Thursday throughout the year; novice games are played weekly through April. All games are ACBL sanctioned. For more information, call head teacher and club director Guy Germer at 9104205 or email g firstname.lastname@example.org. The Naples Model Yacht Club welcomes all who love to race radiocontrolled model sailboats following the Racing Rules of Sailing that are used by full-scale boats. Membership in the American Model Yacht Association is required. Many club members are former owners of sailboats who still love to race, but dont want the hassle of maintaining a full-sized boat. Club headquarters are at North Collier Regional Park, at the pond just south of Sun n Fun Water Park. The club races five classes, each on its own day of the week. Monthly membership meetings also take place at the pond. For more information, visit naplesmyc.org. Naples Writers Forum offers free weekly workshops for writers of all levels from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays at St. John The Redeemer Church, 625 111th Ave. N. (in the Claussen Family Center, which is the third building on the campus). Attendees should bring 10 copies of one page of fiction, non-fiction, memoir or poetry for critique. For more information, call Gary Melhart at 9493621 or email email@example.com. Toastmasters International teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Guests are always welcome. Local Toastmasters chapters, meeting times and locations include: Bonita Toastmasters: 7 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday at the Bonita Springs Fire Station, 27701 Bonita Grande Drive. For more information, call Laura Arbree at 272-7587. Naples Sunrise Bay Toastmasters: 7:30 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday in Moss Hall at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive. Call Barbara Miller at 594-7018 or email barw@msn. com. Naples Toastmasters: 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday at Naples General Aviation Center, 200 Aviation Drive N. Call Dorian Ray at 260-4709 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Toast of the Coast Toastmasters: Noon on the second and fourth Friday at the American Cancer Society, 5020 Tamiami Trail N. Call Marianne Oehser at 434-9900. Naples Advanced Toastmasters: 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday at the Moorings Professional Building, 2335 Tamiami Trail N. Email Christine Cargnoni at email@example.com. This club has prerequisites for membership. 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 2984083 or visit naplesnewcomers.com. Email club news to Cindy Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA24 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 239-449-3499 | www.RiverchaseDermatology.comWEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20 6-8PMNorth Naples Location: 1015 Crosspointe DrivePlease join us for our cosmetic open house where guests can meet the medical providers and product representatives, cash in on deep discounts on all cosmetic products and services, enjoy light hors doeuveres, and be entered to win a makeover package of a lifetime!*Makeover package winner MUST be present to win. COSMETIC OPEN HOUSEWIN THE MAKEOVER PACKAGE OF A LIFETIME VALUED AT $7000!* Bring a purse to donate to Dress for Success SW Florida and receive $20 SPA BUCKS! $ Attendance is complimentary, but RSVP is required.Ten percent of U.S. adults have drug use disorder at some point in their lives NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTHA survey of American adults revealed that drug use disorder is common, cooccurs with a range of mental health disorders and often goes untreated. The study, funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, part of the National Institutes of Health, found that about 4 percent of Americans met the criteria for drug use disorder in the past year and about 10 percent have had drug use disorder at some time in their lives. Based on these findings, more than 23 million adults in the United States have struggled with problematic drug use, said George F. Koob, Ph.D., NIAAA director. Given these numbers, and other recent findings about the prevalence and under-treatment of alcohol use disorder in the U.S., it is vitally important that we continue our efforts to understand the underlying causes of drug and alcohol addiction, their relationship to other psychiatric conditions and the most effective forms of treatment. A diagnosis of drug use disorder is based on a list of symptoms including craving, withdrawal, lack of control, and negative effects on personal and professional responsibilities. The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders no longer uses the terms abuse and dependence. Instead, DSM-5 uses a single disorder, which is rated by severity (mild, moderate and severe) depending on the number of symptoms met. Individuals must meet at least two of 11 symptoms to be diagnosed with a drug use disorder. This includes the problematic use of amphetamines, marijuana, club drugs (e.g., ecstasy, ketamine, methamphetamine), cocaine, hallucinogens, heroin, non-heroin opioids (e.g., oxycodone, morphine), sedatives/tranquilizers, and solvents/inhalants. Face-to-face interviews were conducted to diagnose drug use disorder, as well as alcohol use disorder, nicotine use disorder and various personality disorders. The study, based on NIAAAs National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions, found that drug use disorder was more common among men, white and Native American individuals, and those who are single or no longer married. Younger individuals and those with lower income and education levels were also at greater risk. Regional differences were found as well, with those living in the 13 western-most states in the U.S. (including Alaska and Hawaii) more likely to have drug use disorder during their lives. Similar to past research, the present study showed that people with drug use disorder were significantly more likely to have a broad range of psychiatric disorders, including mood, anxiety, post-traumatic stress and personality disorders. Individuals with drug use disorder in the past year were 1.3 times as likely to experience clinical depression, 1.6 times as likely to have post-traumatic stress disorder and 1.8 times as likely to have borderline personality disorder, when compared to people without drug use disorder. Drug use disorder was also linked to both alcohol and nicotine use disorder, with a three-fold increase in risk. The prevalence and complexity of drug use disorders revealed in this study coupled with the lack of treatment speak to the urgent need for health care professionals to be trained in proper techniques to identify, assess, diagnose, and treat substance use disorders among patients in their practice, said Nora D. Volkow, M.D., director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which contributed funding to the study. Based on the results of the study, the majority of people with drug use disorder never receive any form of treatment. About 14 percent of people who had drug use disorder in the past year and about 25 percent of people who had ever had drug use disorder received care. Even among people with moderate-tosevere drug use disorder, less than 20 percent of those with past-year drug use disorder and less than one-third of those with lifetime drug use disorder received treatment. The authors note that low treatment rates for drug use disorder may reflect skepticism about the effectiveness of treatment, as well as insufficient resources, lack of knowledge among health care providers and barriers related to stigma. They note the need to destigmatize drug use disorder and educate the public about recent advances in evidence-based treatment and how to access help. HEALTHY LIVING Veggie tips from Physicians Regional Healthcare SystemEven though we know the importance of vegetable intake in our diet, seven out of 10 Americans do not meet the daily recommendation for vegetable intake. Why are vegetables so important? They can help reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and some types of cancers. Among the many essential nutrients they provide are: Potassium, which helps maintain healthy blood pressure; magnesium, which is necessary for healthy bones, muscles and for healthy blood pressure; fiber, which helps reduce cholesterol levels and maintain digestive health; folate, which helps the body form healthy red blood cells; Vitamin A, which keeps eyes and skin healthy and helps protect against infections; Vitamin C, which helps heal cuts and wounds, keeps teeth and gums healthy and aids in iron absorption. The amount of vegetables you need depends on your age, sex and how active you are. Most women should eat about 2 cups per day, and men should eat about 3 cups per day. What counts as a cup of vegetables? In general, 1 cup from the vegetable group is equal to 1 cup of chopped or cooked vegetables, 1 cup of vegetable juice or 2 cups raw leafy greens. Here are some tips for getting more vegetables into your diet: Stock up on frozen vegetables for quick and easy cooking in the microwave. Drink vegetable juice as a snack. Buy pre-bagged vegetables for quick salads and snacks. Try crunchy vegetables instead of chips for your favorite dips. Add bell peppers, broccoli, spinach, mushrooms or tomatoes to your omelet. These are some excellent sources for the nutrients we all need: Fiber: navy beans, kidney beans, black beans, pinto beans, lima beans, soybeans, split peas, lentils, artichokes. Folate: black-eyed peas, cooked spinach, great northern beans, asparagus. Potassium: sweet potatoes, tomato paste, tomato puree, beets, greens, white potatoes, white beans, lima beans. Vitamin A: sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach, turnip greens, mustard greens, kale, winter squash, red peppers. Vitamin C: red and green peppers, sweet potatoes, kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, tomato juice, cauliflower.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 A25 GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE Collier County Public Schools hosts the inaugural CCPS 5K Walk-Run at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the districts administrative campus on Osceola Drive, where a health fair and family yoga class will also be held. Proceeds benefit the districts health and wellness initiatives for students. Registration is $10-$50. Call 377-0219 or email morsel1@collierschools. com. The Hardwig Family hosts the third annual Scramble for Sarah on Sunday, Dec. 13, at Tiburon Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. The day begins with lunch followed by a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Proceeds benefit Lighthouse of Collier Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Registration is $150. For more information, call 430-3934 or visit lighthouseofcollier.org. Girls on the Run of Collier County hosts the second annual Reindeer Run 5K starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at Community School of Naples. Holiday attire encouraged. Participants will be greeted with hot cocoa, candy canes and Santa Claus at the finish line. Registration is $5-$30. Call 777-3720 or visit gotrcc.org. The seventh annual Baby Basics Walking Challenge sets out 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 352-4310 or visit babybasicscollier.org Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida hosts the 2016 WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk on Saturday morning, Jan. 16, at Miromar Outlets. The 2-mile, non-competitive family and pet-friendly walk is the organizations biggest fundraiser to feed children, families, seniors and others through the food banks network of 150 partner agencies. Supporters are encouraged to form teams to raise money for the cause. Sameday registration is at 8:30 a.m. For more information or to register, call 334-7007 or visit harrychapinfoodbank.org. TD Bank Naples hosts the 10th annual Bike, Brunch & Family Festival at 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, at Lowdermilk Park. The event features several bike rides, a walk down Fifth Avenue South, a dog parade, kids activities and more. Several registration types are available, including a family package that is $70-85. Registration for rides is $40-60 and the parade is $15-$20. Proceeds benefit the Naples Pathways Coalition. For more information or to register, call 777-7718 or visit naplespathwayscoalition.org. Humane Society of Naples 10th annual Run for the Paws 5K sets out at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at Naples Municipal Airport. Dogs with up-to-date vaccinations and cats in strollers are allowed to participate with their owners, but retractable leashes are not allowed. Same-day registration starts at 7 a.m. at the Civil Air Patrol building. Pet supply donations are encouraged. Registration is $25. For more information or to register, call 643-1555 or visit hsnaples.org. Make-A-Wish Southern Florida hosts the sixth annual Walk for Wishes 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, Feb. 27, at Florida Gulf Coast University. The certified, timed 5K will be followed by family activities at 9 a.m. with food, face painting, a rock wall, games, exhibits and more. Pre-registration is $25 for adults, $15 for students and $10 fro children 13 years and younger. Event-day registration, which starts at 7:30 a.m., is $30, $20 and $15. For more information or to register, call 9929474 or visit walkforwishes.net. NAMI of Collier County hosts its 14th annual Believe Walk from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Cambier Park. Participants are encouraged to fundraise to support the organizations efforts to help provide resources for local residents suffering from mental illness. For more information or to register a team, call 2607300 or nami.org. The third annual Pan-Florida Challenge for Hungry Kids sets out from Talis Park in North Naples on Saturday, March 12, and finishes Sunday, March 13, at CityPlace in West Palm Beach. The 160-mile bicycling event includes an overnight and party at the Roland Martin Fishing Resort on Lake Okeechobee in Clewiston, has more than 10 water stops and is fully supported ride for 200 cyclists who also fundraise to feed empty refrigerator children who go hungry on weekends away from school. Registration is $50. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 NEWS A27 THE DIVA DIARIESAccessories hold the key to every holiday outfitThe North and the South have plenty of differences. Up North, for instance, they have spring cleaning, that glorious time of year when the temperature climbs into the 60s and our Midwestern brethren fling open their windows and doors and commence to airing out their houses the only drawback being that finally, with the sunlight shining in, they can see the dust and the dirt that accumulated over the long winter months. So out come the brooms, the mops, the vacuum cleaners, the Febreze and the Fabuloso. Here in Southwest Florida, the opposite happens, as evidenced last week, when temperatures finally fell into the 60s and we were able to turn off our hardworking air-conditioning units, fling open our glass sliders and enjoy a breeze that wasnt powered by a chemical refrigerant. And while it was glorious and all, the sunlight (which our living room hadnt seen since March of last year in an effort to keep the FP&L bill under $250 each month) cast a harsh light that made me say, Ick. My annual November Clean was underway and I had to move fast. According to our trusty TV meteorologists, the cold snap (Ha! Nighttime lows in the high 50s, daytime highs around 80) would only last for about 48 hours. After that, menopause dictates that once the temps head toward the 80s again, our home would need to be closed back up, shades drawn and the A/C set to 71 degrees or cooler, lest I start breaking things. I started my November Clean with the bedroom, because what with the holidays approaching and all, I would need to find my official December soiree uniform, which consists of black pants and a black top. I know it sounds boring, but it has served me well and you, dear reader, should heed my word. Find the magical black pants that make you feel tall and slim (even if, like most of us, youre not); add a silky, pretty black blouse with sleeves that can be rolled up or down depending on the weather or your mood. Then, just add accessories. For Tuesdays party, it might be simple pearls and black pumps. Wednesdays soiree might call for rhinestones and sparkly sandals. Thursdays gathering needs a red scarf and stilettos. And thats your holiday uniform. You get the idea. It took me until I was 40 to figure that one out, but thank heaven I did Ive saved so much money not buying ridiculous cocktail dresses I would have only worn once. But during the November Clean, I couldnt find my magical black pants or my favorite black blouse. I searched the closet, the piles of clothes on the floor, the piles of clothes in the laundry room, the clothes bundled under the bed and the clothes stuffed into drawers. Clearly, I was going to have to purge. I grabbed a box of 30-gallon lawn trash bags from under the sink, put Pandora on the Lady Gaga station (loud) and went to work. If I hadnt worn it in a year, it went into a bag. I took no prisoners. I was on a mission, the fresh breeze blowing through the window an intoxicant that made me feel like Martha Stewart on diet pills. I stuffed into bags all my old favorites, including a never-worn $125 dress from White House Black Market that didnt fit right (but, I kept hoping), a pair of Banana Republic chinos with coffee stains that Ive owned since 1991 and, heaven help me, a super cute Kate Spade clutch I won in a silent auction that NEVER went with anything I had. Into a bag it went. When I was done, not only had I uncovered my December uniform in the chaos, I had amassed SIX giant trash bags to take to Goodwill. Unfortunately, I didnt finish in time. The temperature and the humidity crept back up. The sliders got shut, the curtains closed, the A/C cranked back into gear. But the purging felt glorious much as spring must feel like in a land with seasons. And as soon as the air cools down again, Ill get back at it. Because, really, all I need is one pair of fabulous black pants and a pretty black top. And accessories. Lots of accessories. Ciao for now, my lovelies! Stay tuned for another divalicious diary entry next week stephanieDAVIS email@example.com NAPLES 2465 Trade Center Way 239-592-6006 BONITA SPRINGS 3333 R enaissance Blvd 239-948-9000 Monday Thursday 9 to 6 Friday 9 to 5 Saturday 10 to 5 LIGHTING WILSONLIGHTING.COMThis holiday season, set the mood with romantic lighting from the Wilson Showroom.WAY BETTER THAN MISTLETOE.SINCE 1975 Naples Premier Dentistry H. Anton Richardt, DDS Celebrate Your Smile... And Your SkinWe are your one stop Dental Spa Destination.General & Cosmetic Dentistry, Facial Esthetics Ask about Senior Day Free dental care for seniors who meet eligibility requirements.12840 Tamiami Trail North, #1000 Naples, FL 34110(At the light at the corner of 41 and Imperial Blvd.)www.CelebrateMySmile.com239-591-100015% OFF Any New Patient ServiceCannot be combined with other o ers
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(Adult & Pediatric) MEET OUR PHYSICIANSPenny J. Orr, OD, MD, MD, OD, OD SWFLEYE.COM CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT! NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 REAL ESTATE B3 MONEY & INVESTINGGold doesnt always garner a good returnGiven that I am now in the jewelry profession, Im not sure why it took me so long to write about gold. Maybe it is because I am surrounded by beautiful gold jewelry all day that I forget that gold is an investment to millions of people around the world. But is the shiny metal truly an asset you should own and what will drive the price of gold in the future? In my opinion, there are three reasons to own gold. The first is because it looks pretty and you like to wear it as jewelry. Since before the pharaohs of Egypt, gold has been a symbol of wealth and power and today people still wear beautiful rings, earrings, bracelets and pendants. The second reason is because you believe the world is on the brink of a total financial meltdown and gold will be used in the place of paper currency. If you have a bomb shelter in your backyard, I am guessing you probably have some gold coins or bullion as well. And the third reason is for investment purposes. You buy gold because you believe the price will be higher tomorrow than today. In this situation, you probably do not actually have the metal in your hands but instead own a gold linked ETF, investment fund or gold mining company. So what would drive the price of gold higher in the future? The first would be if bad things happen. Wars, natural disasters and significant geo-political events all would increase gold prices. Gold is not tied to any particular currency or political movement so it is seen as a safe place to store value in times of crisis. High inflation also leads to high gold prices. If you lived in a place with a currency that was seen as losing value every day that you held on to it, why would you continue to hold it? Instead, you may want to exchange your currency for gold, which may hold its value over time. Third, a weak U.S. dollar should translate into high gold prices. Since gold is priced in U.S. dollars, if the dollar should fall in value, it would take more dollars to buy an ounce and the price would rise. Finally, low interest rates support gold prices. Unlike most other investments such as stocks or bonds, gold doesnt pay any dividends or interest. So when you tie your money up in gold, you arent getting a return. This can especially hurt when interest rates are high and you can earn a juicy yield by putting your money in a savings account or bond. But when rates are low, your alternatives to owning gold probably dont pay as much so you arent as hurt by owning gold. In the last few decades, these factors have resulted in never before seen volatility in gold prices. Before the 1970s, gold fluctuated between a relatively narrow band between around $300 to $600 per ounce. Then between 1970 and 1980 we saw gold skyrocket from $300 to $2,000 as inflation soared and political events in the Middle East led to the oil crisis. But by 2000, gold dropped below $400 as the Fed tamed inflation and the U.S. dollar strengthened on the back of unprecedented economic growth. And then the rollercoaster started again as gold shot up to over $1,700 over the next 10 years as interest rates plummeted, the U.S. responded to 9/11, and the Fed injected trillions of dollars into the economy after the financial crisis led us to the brink of another depression. Today gold is hovering over the $1,000 mark, almost a six-year low. Investors have been dumping gold in anticipation of the Fed raising rates this month. In addition, most economists believe that low inflation will be the norm going forward due to low energy prices and falling labor costs. Therefore, there just arent a lot of compelling reasons right now to own gold as an investment. It would not surprise me one bit if by this time next year, gold was at $800 an ounce or lower. So for me, I am staying away from gold. There are just too many other places for me to put my money where I can get price appreciation as well as a nice dividend while I wait. So I can then take those returns and buy my wife a beautiful pair of gold earrings. I guess I cant really stay away after all. 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. ericBRETANestaterick@gmail.com COURTESY PHOTOSFor the seventh consecutive year, the Naples law office of Quarles & Brady hosted third grade students from Golden Terrace Elementary School at The Naples Zoo. Nearly 200 students toured the grounds and took in a safari canyon feature show highlighting a variety of exotic animals, reptiles and birds. The annual day at the zoo is part of the local effort of the national law firms Quarles Cares program. Far left: Ivon DeLaRosa, Kathy Peppers, Ashley Esparza, Shantel Jilani and Kerlyne Luc.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 should include the main purpose of the meeting, the possible o utcomes and the action items to be covered. An agenda prevents the meeting from being hijacked by some random topic, he says. It also allows your more introverted team members to prepare what they want to say in the discussion. Most introverts wont chime in when they dont know the agenda ahead of time and you could miss some great ideas. Determine a meeting style There are basically three styles of meetings: information share, creative discussion and consensus decision. In an informationshare meeting, the information flows in one direction; either employees tell the leadership something or senior management has something to say to employees. Creative discussions are brainstorming sessions. People toss out ideas without any judgments made about feasibility or validity; decisions come at a later date.Consensus-decision meetings are held when a decision is needed. Mr. Herold warns that these can get testy, but eventually the participants need to reach a consensus. Once youve concluded the meeting, put it behind you, he says. Dont continue the discussion outside the meeting. Start on time and end early If you scheduled the meeting for 10 a.m., start at 10 a.m. This shows respect for peoples times, and also reflects something much bigger, Mr. Herold says. If you cant start a meeting on time, why would it be any different for anything else thats going on in a company? End the meeting five minutes early. That gives people time to grab a cup of coffee, check emails, go to the restroom or chat with colleagues before their next meeting. Foster useful communication Some people talk a lot in every meeting, while others rarely speak. For a meeting to be successful, you need to get everyone engaged, Mr. Herold says. Foster dialogue with newcomers or quiet people first, and then go around the table, moving up in seniority as you solicit feedback or ideas. Also, make sure people are not distracted because they are responding to email on their cell phones or laptops. Know your role Every meeting should have a chair, a timekeeper, participants and a closer. The chair announces the type of meeting it is and makes sure everyone sticks with the agenda. The job of the chair is to prevent the meeting from going sideways, Mr. Herold says. The timekeeper does what the name implies, making sure everyone stays on schedule and that no one lingers too long on any one point. The participants should not be passive observers. They need to arrive prepared to contribute and to remain interested throughout the meeting. The closer generally is going to be the chair, Mr. Herold says, adding that meetings should always end with the chair posing the question: Whos doing what, and by when? That way each person acknowledges her assignment and the deadline for achieving it.Mr. Herold promises that employee frustration will drop drastically if you can keep meetings focused on the task at hand and avoid wasting time. You should be able to get more done faster, and with fewer people involved, he says.About Cameron HeroldCameron Herold began his first business at age 21 and since then has been instrumental in the successful sale, branding and integration of 500 business locations with three major companies. Hes best known as the driving force behind 1-800-GOT-JUNK?s growth from $2 million to $106 million in revenue in six years. His range of executive roles includes strategic planning, negotiating corporate acquisitions, operations, people, sales, marketing, call centers and public relations. MEETINGSFrom page 1 HEROLD Board Appointments Friends of the Library of Collier County has named its 2015-16 officers and board of directors. Newly appointed to the board are Clifford (Chip) Olson, Louise Franck and Connie Kindsvater They join board members George Barry, Joanne Fowler, Cathi Johnson, Matt Koch, Dick Jordan, Linda Leatherbury, Beth OBrien, Bobbi Skaggs, Bob Levine, Lorna Scharlacken, Dan Kozlowski (past president) and Nick Linn, board member emeritus. The new board is led by Jon Zoler, president; Joseph Hessenthaler, vice president; Sandra Linneman, secretary; and Cathryn Dion, treasurer. Construction Glenn Burnett has joined OwenAmes-Kimball as a superintendent. Mr. Burnett started in the construction industry in 1985, working as a laborer and then lead foreman for a company in Fort Lauderdale. He went on to be a self-employed subcontractor for his own company, Burnetts General Contracting, which is still active today. In 2006, he also took on additional work as a structural inspector in the city of Cape Coral, inspecting all aspects of residential and commercial builds for code compliance as well as engineering design compliance. OAK provides general contracting, design-build and construction management services in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. Finance Jayne Malinowski has joined Lake Michigan Credit Union of Florida as mortgage sales manager in the companys Bonita Springs office. Ms. Malinowski earned an MBA from Central Michigan University and more than 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry with banks and institutions in Michigan, Texas and Florida. She is also a graduate of the American Bankers Association Commercial Lending School at the University of Oklahoma. Health Care Oculofacial and cosmetic surgeon William Ehrlich has joined the medical staff at Frantz EyeCare. A fellow in the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Ehrlich received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor and completed a fellowship in orbital diseases and surgery at Albany Medical Center in Albany, N.Y. He also completed a postgraduate ophthalmology course at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary of Harvard Medical School in Boston and his ophthalmology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Land Use Planning Patrick Vanasse has been named community development director at Naples-based RWA and will move to part-time status with the company so he can start up a niche building and development company. With offices in Naples and Fort Myers, RWA provides civil engineering, land planning, surveying and mapping solutions from initial planning through final design, permitting and construction for private and public sector clients. Nonpro t Organizations Teri Lamaine has been named executive director of the Bonita Springs Assistance Office. A board member of the organization since 2011, Ms. Lemaine has served as interim executive director since September. A 15-year member of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, she was active in Rotary Club of Naples for a decade. She has co-owned T Squared Renovations Inc., a Bonita Springs general contracting company specializing in residential and commercial renovations, since 2011. She also has professional experience as a patient care coordinator and in sales and marketing in the hospitality industry, including a decade as national sales manager with The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. She is an alumna of the 2008 Class of Leadership Bonita and the 2000 Class of Leadership Collier. ON THE MOVE BURNETT MALINOWSKI EHRLICH LAMAINE
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 BUSINESS B5 I trace my roots back to 1886, when coffee with my name on it was prepared for a luxury hotel in Monterey, California. A few years later, canned peaches were branded with my name, too. My popular stewed tomatoes debuted in 1955. In 1973, I became the first major food processor in the United States to include nutrition labels on my products. Today, based in Florida and with a market value topping $2 billion, Im a top global producer, marketer and distributor of fresh fruits and vegetables. I also produce and distribute prepared foods outside the U.S. Who am I? Think you know the answer? Well announce it in next weeks edition. THE MOTLEY FOOLTo Educate, Amuse & Enrich Ask the Fool Fools School My Dumbest Investment The Motley Fool Take Name That Company Last weeks trivia answer Write to Us! 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Hold many more, and youll likely miss important developments with some. Hold too few, and your eggs will be in fewer baskets, making your portfolio riskier. Start your reviews with your companies quarterly reports. Most publicly traded American businesses issue an annual report along with a more detailed 10-K report once a year. In the intervening quarters, they issue abbreviated (but still informative) 10-Q reports. Each of these features important financial statements that track sales, profits, debt loads, inventory levels and more. Many companies hold quarterly conference calls between management and Wall Street analysts often including links to recordings of them on their websites. A quick online search might even turn up transcripts. You can check out what people are saying about the company in online discussion boards, too, such as those at boards.fool.com. As you review your holdings, ask yourself: Is this company still on track? What progress is it making, and what obstacles is it encountering? Is it going in any new directions? Are there any red flags or troubling trends in the financial statements numbers? What should I look for in future reports? Do I still believe in the companys future? Should I hold on? The more you know, the better you can do. A True EnigmaMy dumbest investment has been in Capstone Turbine, a company that specializes in micro-turbines. I have hung on for 10 years, hoping it will improve and be profitable. I have sold and bought back in on major news and momentum only to be disappointed numerous times. This company is a true enigma! How long can it stay in business? D.B., Camarillo, CaliforniaThe Fool Responds: There are reasons one might be hopeful about the company, as its turbines can be used in a variety of promising ways, such as for hybrid electric vehicles, and it has a backlog of orders. But there are many red flags. For starters, a decade ago and even now, its a penny stock, with its stock trading for well under $5 per share. Over the past 10 years, it has posted net losses instead of net profits and negative free cash flow. Revenue has grown over that period, but it has been shrinking lately. How is the company staying in business? Well, one way is by selling new shares. That may sound innocuous, but the more shares there are, the smaller the claim each one has on the business. Thats dilution, which destroys value for shareholders. Capstone has potential and may succeed in the long run, but its a struggling business and investing in it would be risky. Dont hang on to companies in which you have little confidence. On the RailsThe Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP) railroad company runs between 23 states in the western two-thirds of the U.S. Its share price has dropped over the past year, boosting its dividend yield to a recent 2.5 percent and making it a more appealing portfolio prospect. Why the slump? Well, along with an overall market weakness, prices for commodities have been weak, too, with oil prices plunging and demand for coal slowing. These factors can change over time, though, and until then, Union Pacific is good at keeping its costs under control, having grown its earnings per share consistently over the past five years. It has been successfully raising prices, too, and its own operations have profited from low fuel costs. The long-term promise for railroads is strong, as, perhaps surprisingly, its far more economical to transport freight by train than by truck. Also, demand for energy products and agriculture should naturally improve over time as the U.S. population grows, and these are core products that Union Pacific transports. Its simple math that works in investors favor and should help improve Union Pacifics pricing power. Meanwhile, the company has been investing in future growth by plowing more than $31 billion into its network and operations between 2005 and 2014. With free cash flow topping $3 billion annually and net profit margins recently topping 20 percent, Union Pacific is a strong performer. I trace my roots (and my name) back to a Chicago piano company founded in 1857. It was once one of the worlds biggest manufacturing operations, with a train line running through it, and was the worlds largest piano company as well. The Jasper Corp., which made electronics for organs, bought the piano company in 1959 and later branched out into furniture. Today, based in Jasper, Indiana, Im a maker of office and hospitality furnishings, such as desks, cubicle systems, dressers, fabric wall panels, chairs and vanities. I spun off my electronics division in 2014. Who am I? (Answer: Kimball International) Ticker TalkQWhat do I need to know about stock ticker symbols? W.H., Niles, IndianaAA ticker symbol is a short identifier for a companys stock. Most major American companies stocks trade on the Big Board the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) or on the newer Nasdaq Stock Market. It used to be that NYSE stocks generally had three or fewer letters such as T for AT&T, GE for General Electric or MMM for 3M. Nasdaq stocks typically had four letters, such as JBLU for JetBlue Airways or INTC for Intel. Nasdaq stocks might sometimes have a fifth letter tacked on to reflect something about the company, such as an F indicating that its a foreign company, or a Q indicating that its in bankruptcy proceedings. Times have changed, though, and now NYSE stocks sometimes sport four letters LNKD for LinkedIn and KORS for Michael Kors while some Nasdaq stocks have fewer than four MAT for Mattel and FB for Facebook. To find a companys ticker symbol online, click over to sites such as Fool.com and type the company name in the search box. 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Sign up at colliercountybar.org/events. The Above Board Chamber holds its next luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at the Hilton Naples. To sign up or for more information, visit aboveboardchamber.com. Young Professionals of Naples members and guests meet for Coffee Club at 7 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at varying locations. The next meeting is Dec. 8. For more information, email email@example.com, visit ypnaples.com or follow Young Professionals of Naples on Facebook. The Collier Building Industry Association holds its holiday diner and installation of 2016 officers and board members from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Olde Cypress Country Club. For reservations or more information, call 436-6100 or visit cbia.net. The Collier County Lodging and Tourism Association holds its holiday mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Hilton Naples. $10 for CCLTA members, $15 for others. Reservations required by Dec. 4. Email Lisa Carney at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit cclta.org. The Council of Hispanic Business Professionals holds its holiday party and toy drive from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Pelican Larrys on Pine Ridge Road. Guests are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy for donation to Toys for Tots. Sign up at chbpnaples.org/events or email secretary@ chbpnaoles.org to RSVP. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce holds its annual holiday party from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at the Hilton Naples. Guests are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy for distribution to children by the Greater Naples Fire & Rescue District. Reservations required by noon Monday, Dec. 14. Sign up at napleschamber.org/events. A Job Search Support Group meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at email@example.com or visit napleschamber.org. 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SPRING RIDGE Exquisite 4 BR +Den, 4.5 BA, 3-Car, Infinity Pool Panoramic Golf Course & Landscaped View $3,390,000 MLS 215065868 Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 NEW LISTING BONITA BAY NAPLES 4 Bedrooms + Den, 3.5 Baths Pool/Spa Home with 3-Car Garage $849,900 MLS 215035409 Ben Maltese & Steve Suddeth 239.273.8700 STONEBRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB EGRETS LANDING Stunning Golf & Preserve Views, 3 BR, 3 BA First Floor Living At It's Best $549,500 MLS 215053643 Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 BONITA BAY BONITA SPRINGS Turnkey 2 BR+Den, 2 BA Pool Home Lake, Golf Course and Sunset Views $449,000 MLS 215047300 Jim Griffith, Boeglin Team 239.322.2409 LAKE CLUB AT SPANISH WELLS FORT MYERS BEACH Sunrise Over Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve 2 BR, 2 BA, Turnkey 5th Floor Unit $375,00.00 MLS 215062814 Michael May 239.989.6357 THE PALMS OF BAY BEACH MARTINIQUE Gated N. Naples 2 BR +Den, 2 BA Condo Lake & Preserve Views on Second Floor $229,000 MLS 215046660 Jim Westerfield Realty Team 239.287.6617 TARPON COVE NAPLES Furnished Lakefront Executive Home & Cabana 5 BR +Den, 5.5 BA, Pool/Spa Golf Included $2,225,000 MLS 215037074 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 TREVISO BAY CLASSICS PLANTATION ESTATES Very Private Courtyard Home Unique Custom Pool w/Waterfall Wall $849,500 MLS 215066231 Arlene L. Fishman 239.784.8763 LELY RESORT BONITA SPRINGS 3 BR, 4 BA Social Membership Included Custom Estate Home, Over 3,300 S.F. $529,000 MLS 215057332 Zach Fischer, The Fischer Group 239.777.7500 SPANISH WELLS ESTERO 4 BR, 3BA, 3 Car Garage 2264 S.F. Pool Home $439,900 MLS 215040302 Katie Brady Rigsby 239.770.6061 PRESERVE AT CORKSCREW BONITA SPRINGS Remodeled 2 Bedrooms +Den, 2 Baths Villa Partially Furnished & Golf Membership Included $369,900 MLS 215037000 The Bordner Team 239.989.8829 WORTHINGTON GOLF & CC NAPLES Turnkey Furnished 2nd Floor Condo 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, & Carport $225,000 MLS 215060344 Annete Villano & Jim Hiester 239.248.6798 FALLING WATERS NAPLES Rarely Available, Custom, Upgraded, Estate Home 4 BR + Den, 3 BA, 3-Car Garage, Pool $1,890,000 MLS 215053510 Vito Bauer 239.777.7080 LOGAN WOODS BONITA SPRINGS Spacious 4 BR + Den, 3.5 BA Pool Home Custom Cabinets, Granite Counters, SS Appliances, Wood Floors $829,000 MLS 215063630 Meli Chelon-Gumma 239.273.3974 PELICAN LANDING BONITA SPRINGS Single Family Pool Home Recently Remodeled Fully Furnished, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths $525,000 MLS 215041660 The Bordner Team 239.989.8829 SPANISH WELLS GOLF & CC NAPLES Custom 2-Story Upgraded Pool Home 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, 2-Car Garage $416,700 MLS 215057458 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 MOON LAKE WEDGEWOOD Spacious End Unit, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms Beautiful Lake & Golf Course Views $335,000 MLS 215057389 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 BONITA BAY BONITA BEACH Breathtaking Sunsets Cross the Street to the Beach $174,900 MLS 215048821 Gary Ryan 239.273.6796 GREAT LOCATION NEW ROOF 8/15/15 4 BR Home in Very Desirable Community & Location West of 41 and Close to Your Own Private Beach $1,125,000 MLS 215018171 Mark Semeraro 239.370.2455 MOORINGS CRANBROOK Tastefully Remodeled and Sold Turnkey 3 Full-Size Master Bedrooms, 4 Baths $795,000 MLS 215066816 Linda Ramsey 239.405.3054 BONITA BAY 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 WILDCAT COVE 2 BR + Den w/ Open Floor Plan SW Views of Golf Course & Lake $399,990 MLS 215002957 Jim Westerfield Realty Team 239.287.6617 WILDCAT RUN PARKER LAKES Lakefront, Spacious, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Large Lanai, Wonderful Water Views $325,000 MLS 215065148 Bari Fischer, The Fischer Group 239.872.7333 NEW LISTING THE GROVE SOUTHPOINTE MARINA AT WINDSTAR SLIP #55 For Sale or Lease for $499.00/Month 10 Minutes to the Gulf No Bridges $150,000 MLS 215021323 Steve Suddeth & Jenn Nicolai 239.784.0694 FIFTY FOOT BOAT SLIP
*Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate is ranked number one in closed residential buyer and/or seller transaction sides in Pa lm Beach, Orlando, Tampa/St. Petersburg and Naples/Fort Myers, and number one in residential sale s volume (calculated by multip lying number of buyer and/or seller transaction sides by the sales price) in Mi ami/Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa/St. Petersburg, according to data submitted to REAL Trends by NRT LLC, 2015. Real estate agents afliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate a re independent contractor sales associates and are not employees of the Company. The property information herein is derived from various sourc es that may include, but not be limited to, county records and the Multiple Listing Service and it may include approximations. Although the information is believed to be accurate, it is not warranted and you should not rely upon it without personal verication. 2015 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Operated by a subsidiary of NRT LL C. Coldwell Banker, the Coldwell Banker logo, Coldwell Banker Previews International and the Previews logo are registered and unregistered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC.Bonita Springs 239.992.0059 | Naples Fifth Avenue 239.262.7131 | Naples Park Shore 239.263.3300Administered by American Home Shield Park Shore | 3/3 | $2,675,000 | The Pfeil Partners 866.600.6008 497187 4021 Gulf Shore Blvd N, G-10 | Search 215062096 on CBHomes.com Naples | 2/2 | $399,900 Billy Sexton 866.600.6008 467044Open Sun 1-4 | 25212 Pelican Creek Cir, Unit #203Search 215060452 on CBHomes.com Pelican Bay | 4/3 | $1,598,000 Marcel Pilon 866.600.6008 473364 Open Sun 1-4 | 727 Buttonbush Ln Search 215006559 on CBHomes.com Pebblebrooke Lakes | 3/2 | $298,000Michelle Collins-DAgostino 866.600.6008 47654775 Burnt Pine Dr Search 215063236 on CBHomes.com Manchester Square | 4/3 | $479,000 Donna Stumpf 866.600.6008 491501 Open Sun 1-4 | 13526 Cambridge Ln Search 215045094 on CBHomes.com Hickory Harbour | 2/2 | $399,000 Doug Grant 866.600.6008 471361 226 3rd St, 302 Search 215063073 on CBHomes.com Park Shore | 2/2 | $997,500 Kathie Soller 866.600.6008 497575 4041 Gulf Shore Blvd N, 1505 Search 215062988 on CBHomes.com Glen Eagle | 2/2 | $269,900Sharon & Art David, P.A. 866.600.6008 4918866842 Sterling Greens Dr, #201 Search 215046066 on CBHomes.com Island Walk | 3/2.1 | $444,900 Sherry Santucci 866.600.6008 470429 2803 Jude Island Way Search 215060454 on CBHomes.com Bonita Springs | 4/3 | $369,900 Jay Buchanan 866.600.6008 467030 Open Sun 1-4 | 10681 Ragsdale St Search 215041880 on CBHomes.com Cape Coral | 3/3 | $710,000 Uschi Sulzer 866.600.6008 467042 Open Sun 1-4 | 5504 12th Pl Search 215002370 on CBHomes.com Fort Myers | 2/2 | $265,000 Jay Buchanan 866.600.6008 467031 Open Sat 1-4 | 10408 Peso Del Rio Dr Search 215049257 on CBHomes.com Golden Gate Estates | 3/2 | $438,511 Becky Mato 866.600.6008 475660 Open Sun 1-4 | 588 33rd Ave NW Search 215061071 on CBHomes.com Glen Eagle | 2/2 | $369,000Sharon & Art David, P.A. 866.600.6008 4735091312 Barnstable Ct, #81 Search 215057197 on CBHomes.com Spanish Wells | 3/2.2 | $549,999 Magdevys Abreu 866.600.6008 490251 9852 White Sands Pl Search 215043042 on CBHomes.com Wiggins Lakes & Preserves | 2/2 | $259,900Barry Brown 866.600.6008 497840 774 Wiggins Lake Dr, 204 Search 215063320 on CBHomes.com Valencia Country Club | 5/4.1 | $429,900Hosted by: JoAnn Coburn 866.600.6008 494359Open Sun 1-4 | 1727 Sarazen Pl Search 215051725 on CBHomes.com Linda Park | 3/2 | $355,000 Kathi Kilburn-Bruce 866.600.6008 497083 2785 Linda Dr Search 215061429 on CBHomes.com Orchards | 4/3 | $485,000 Lori Fowler, PA 866.600.6008 470298 Open Sun 1-4 | 2628 White Cedar Ln Search 215064204 on CBHomes.com Riviera Golf Estates | 3/2 | $258,000 Karen L. Lund, PA 866.600.6008 476622 104 Fleur De Lis Ln Search 215064735 on CBHomes.com Island Walk | 3/2 | $399,999 Sherry Santucci 866.600.6008 477801 5938 Bermuda Ln Search 215061987 on CBHomes.comColdwellBankerHomes.comCall 866.600.6008 and enter the code for property details or to speak with the agent. #1 REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE IN FLORIDA* | 109-YEAR LEGACY | 3,000 OFFICES ON 6 CONTINENTS A qualane Shores | 4/3.1 | $3,495,000 | Hans Hoenig 866.600.6008 469873 585 16th Ave S | Search 215055283 on CBHomes.com
New clubhouse completed at Livingston LakesWCI Communities has completed the clubhouse at Livingston Lakes in North Naples. The 3,343-squarefoot lakefront clubhouse will serve as the hub of social and recreational activities for community residents. Its gated entry opens into a paved courtyard with seating oriented to a fireplace. Designed as two buildings, the clubhouse is connected by a breezeway with arched openings framing the 2,000-square-foot with ample lounge seating and cabanas. Kay Green of Kay Green Designs in Winter Park chose watery blues and greens for the clubhouse dcor. Our goal was to highlight the serene lake view and bring the outdoors inside, Ms. Green says. The spacious clubroom has seating areas, a catering kitchen and an island bar to provide a staging area for parties and events. The fitness center, showcasing pool and lake views, offers state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment. Homes in Livingston Lakes start from the mid-$200,000s. WCI Communities two carriage homes and two coach homes furnished models are open for viewing and also feature interior design by Kay Green Designs. The models are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MondaySaturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. The Livingston Lakes sales center is on the east side of Livingston Road, just south of Immokalee Road, at 15161 Palmer Lake Circle. For more information, call 444-3490 or visit livingstonlakeswci.com. Fairwinds lots down to fourOnly four lots remain for building in Fairwinds, a gated community by D.R. Horton in Bonita Springs, west of I-75 and east of Old 41 off Paradise Road. Two single-story home plans are offered in the community of 77 homes. Prices start in the high-$300,000s. The Brookfield offers 2,260 square feet of living space, three bedrooms, formal dining room, den and two baths. The large kitchen opens to the great room, which adjoins an expansive lanai. The 2,663-square-foot Hibiscus is also suited for those who love to entertain. A large open-concept space formed by the kitchen, family room and adjoining dining room is at the heart of the home. This plan boasts four bedrooms, three baths, a den and an optional outdoor kitchen. For more information, call sales agent Crystal Walters at 595-9245. This 1,526-square-foot coach home in a gated, petfriendly North Naples community was built in 2005 and has two bedrooms plus a den and a one-car garage. A spacious dining/family room is just off the kitchen and large breakfast room areas. The home is fully tiled throughout and offers granite counters, raised panel cabinets, newer appliances, window treatments and more. Lovely lake views are not only from the cozy lanai, but from every room in the unit. Great as a starter home or for a rental, it has low monthly fees and comes with cable, as community pool and spa, BBQ area and lawn care. Kelly Capolino of Downing Frye Realty has the listing for $217,000. To arrange a showing or for more information, call 877-6700 or email Kelly@naples.net. House Hunting1310 Henley St., #1907, Stratford PlaceREAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY B13 WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 Americas most expensive listing: $159 million TOPTENREALESTATEDEALS.COM.Real estate prices continue to increase in Florida, and so does the price for Americas most expensive home: La Palais Royal, modeled after the Palace of Versaille in France, in Hillsboro Beach. La Palais Royal is back on the market at $159 million, up from the previous asking price of $139 million. Other contenders for Americas most expensive home are Palazzo di Amore in Beverly Hills ($149 million), the Briar Patch estate in East Hampton ($140 million) and a 1930s compound, Rancho San Carlo, in Santa Barbara, Calif. ($125 million). Le Palais Royal is on the Atlantic Ocean, just north of Fort Lauderdale and a long stretch of Pompano Beach condominiums, in an enclave that locals refer to as Millionaires Mile. Homeowners can swim and sun in their oceanfront backyards and then walk a few feet out their front doors to their yachts parked across the street on the Intracoastal Waterway. Le Palais Royal originally went on the market in 2014 with the $139 million price tag, unfinished. After a year with no takers, the owner pulled it off to complete it and make additions both in land and amenities. The additions include another 1.5 acres of land, two 3,000-square-foot guesthouses with their own pool and a subterranean entertainment complex with an ice-skating rink, go-kart track, nightclub and a bowling alley. The final stage of construction will take another two years. The main house has a 30-car subterranean garage, 11 bedrooms and a 180seat IMAX home theater with a 50-footwide screen. The listing agent is Mayi de la Vega of One Sothebys International Realty in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit toptenrealestatedeals.com. Sue@SueMyhelic.com SueMyhelic.com Surf Colony $559,000 2BR, 2BA Turnkey Furnished, Beach, Tennis, Pool Downtown Naples $660,0001BR, 1.5BA, 2 Pools/Spa, Fitness Room Bonita Springs $1,099,0002BR, 2BA Bay Home Boat Dock & 10,000-lb. Lift
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 B15 IPC selected to handle leasing for The Offices at Pelican BaySteelbridge Capital, owner of The Offices at Pelican Bay, has appointed Investment Properties Corporation of Naples to provide leasing services for the property at 5801-5811 Pelican Bay Blvd. in North Naples. The property consists of two, six-story ClassA office buildings totaling 171,926 square feet of rentable office space and a three-level parking garage.The owner Steelbridge Capital has recently completed exterior renovations that include new paint, sidewalk pavers, landscaping upgrades and updates to the parking lot and garage. Interior renovations in both buildings include lobby enhancements, common area upgrades and the build out of six suites in the 5811 building ranging from 957 square feet to 2,366 square feet, now available for lease. The Offices at Pelican Bay is the communitys only office building with a parking deck, caf, conference center and onsite property management. Owned and operated by Bill Gonnering, David Stevens, Craig Timmins and Clint Sherwood since 1976, Naplesbased IPC provides buyer and seller representation, site selection, leasing, exchanges, consulting and development services. For more information, call 2613400 or visit ipcnaples.com. Newly renovated Jack Nicklaus signature golf course within Naples city limits convenient to both downtown and Mercato. Limited membership of residents allows you to play the course as o en as you like. Amenities include: tness center, four Har-Tru tennis courts, bocce ball, kayaking club and marina with Gulf access. Donald Snyder 239-250-8712Gol ngInNaples.comCall me to learn more about the Bears Paw lifestyle! YOUR SPECIALIST 115 Bears Paw Trail 1-8 3 bedroom/3.5 bath 2,535 sq. $390,000MLS#215032712913 Wildwood Lane2 bedroom/2 bath 1,670 sq. $239,000MLS#213509560 Currently Available JackiStrategos.com Today! Jacki Strategos GRI, CREN, SRES, e-Pro 239-370-1222JStrategos@att.net Richard DrosteREALTOR239firstname.lastname@example.org Dramatic Gulf of Mexico Views. Rare 4 BR/3 BA, spacious condo. Beautiful upgrades. GREAT AMENITIES DELA PARK PLACE #503 $899,900 Stunning unit, free standing villa. 2 BR/2.5 bath, granite, upgraded cabinets. Gorgeous furnishings. RESORT AMENITIES OLE $295,000 (LELY RESORT)Beautifully renovated 2nd oor unit. Almost everything new. Direct beach access. 2 BR/2 BA. SOUTH END LOCATION SEAVIEW CLUB $364,900Lovely, wide, converging water view. Indirect access, super nice street. Lots are selling fast. CUL-DE-SAC DREAMY HOMESITE $364,900 COURTESY PHOTOSThe Offices at Pelican Bay consists of two buildings and has its own caf, conference center and parking deck. 15. CBC057242 London Bay Homes. Pricing, features, specifications, products and availability are subject to change without notice. See a sales associate for complete and current information. SOMETHING NEW IN OLD NAPLESNestled in the cultural heart of the city are a few new gems in the making: exquisite London Bay homes, the perfect blend of timeless design in the most desirable location. Move in ready by 2016.Call Toby Cloutier 7 days a week to schedule a private showing at 239-280-7367. TobyCloutier@LondonBay.com LondonBayLiving.com CLAREMONT $7,675,000271 1st Avenue NorthCHELSTON $3,987,585631 Broad CourtANGUILLA541 Neopolitan Lane5,743 Square Feet, 4 Beds, 6 Baths, 2 Half-baths, 3-Car Garage, Two Story 4,227 Square Feet, 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1 Half-bath, 2-Car Garage, Two Story 3,584 Square Feet, 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 3-Car Garage, Single StoryThis beautiful home has a second-oor bonus/recreation room, and a private cabana bedroom with its own lockout balcony. Large windows with transoms allow natural light in to accompany the bright design from Romanza Interior Design. Live blocks from shopping and dining at the picturesque Village of Venetian Bay and the Gulf of Mexico beaches at Clam Pass Park. PRIVATE LABEL LIVING
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 REAL ESTATE B17 Second model opening soon at Mockingbird CrossingThe second model home in Mockingbird Crossing under construction by D.R. Hortons Southwest Florida division should be open for viewing by the end of the year. The final lots in the North Naples gated community have been released for sale. Off Collier Boulevard and Immokalee Road, Mockingbird Crossing offers eight oneand two-story home plans to build on estate-sized lots. Sizes range from 2,583 to 5,450 square feet, and prices start in the low-$500,000s. The Langford model is already open for tours. With 3,121 square feet of living area in a great room design, the Langford has three bedrooms, three baths, formal dining room, a bonus room and a three-car garage. The soon-to-open model encompasses 3,946 square feet and includes a den, loft and a large game room that could also serve as a personal fitness center. Separate oneand two-car garages provide flexible storage to suit any lifestyle. For more information about Mockingbird Crossing, call sales agent Jason Chang at 233-0592 or email JChang@ drhorton.com. Lee County home sales slowing downLee County continued to be a sellers market in October, but home sales have slowed down slightly ahead of the holiday season. According to the latest data released by the Florida Realtors Association, closed sales on single-family homes were up 1.6 percent year-over-year in October, with 1,055 closings this year compared to 1,038 in 2014. The median sale price jumped 14 percent from 2014 to 2015, from $184,175 to $210,000. For condos and townhomes, closed sales were up 10 percent, from 471 in October 2014 to 518 in 2015. The median sale price was up 6.4 percent to $173,450. Both active listings and inventory are down. Single-family listings dropped 10.3 percent year-over-year in October, and inventory dropped 21.6 percent, to a four-month supply down from a 5.1month supply in October 2014. Both single-family homes and condos/townhouses continue to sell more quickly than this time last year. Homes are spending a median 28 days on the market, which has dropped from 36 days in 2014. Condos and townhouses spent a median 43 days on the market in October 2015 compared to 53 in 2014, a drop of nearly 19 percent. THE #1 COMMUNITY IN THE UNITED STATES* VALENCIA 10040 Valiant Court, #101 3 BR/2 BA $315,000 Fully Furnished BELLAVISTA 10240 Bellavista Circle, #1503 3 BR/3 BA $469,000 Luxury Coach Home SAN MARINO 19685 Marino Lake Circle, #14023 BR/2 BA + DEN $315,000 1st Floor Residence with View of Preserve MONTEBELLO 10722 Mirasol Drive, #503 3 BR/3 BA $825,000 Luxury Coach Home with Private Elevator VIVALDI 10700 Vivaldi Court, #601 3 BR/2 BA $599,900 Private Lake View MONTEBELLO 10728 Mirasol Drive, #402 3 BR/3 BA $759,500 1st Floor Luxury Coach HomeCall the Resale Team today at (239) 425-2340 or visit MiromarLakes.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, specications,improvements, materials, amenities and availability are subject to change without notice. Copyright 2015, Miromar Development Corporation. Miromar Lakes is a registered service mark of Miromar Development Corporation. FEATURED RESALE LISTINGS12020315-3050 OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, DEC. 6 1-4 p.m. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, DEC. 6 1-4 p.m. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, DEC. 6 1-4 p.m. JACKIE MAYBerkshire Hathaway Home ServicesPort Royal Specialist NEW French Country waterfront estate $22,900,000OPEN EVERYDAY from 1 to 5 p.m. 2009 waterfront estate with beach access PRICE REDUCED $16,000,9001 lot waterfront estate with guesthouse $8,900,000Immaculate waterfront home with guesthouse PRICE REDUCED $5,850,000Open Daily from 1 to 5 p.m. On golf course with 4,778 SF on one oor One- oor living with wood oors, cathedral ceilings, 4 bedrooms, den, 2 family rooms and 3-car garage PRICE REDUCED $2,125,000Open Daily from 1 to 4 p.m. JACKIE MAY 239-450-0776 Diane Zingali207-7454 DiscoverFloridaLiving.com Magnicent golf views, professionally landscaped premium lot. Kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Tile & wood in living areas. 2nd oor master suite with balcony, updated bath & loft. 4BR+Den/3.5BA | 4,363 Total SqFt | $548,000 HERITAGE GREENS 2348 HERITAGE GREENS DRConstruction is underway on the amenity center at Winding Cypress, DiVostas newest gated community in Naples. The center will include a heated swimming pool and spa, a 13,000-square-foot community clubhouse with activity room, library, Internet lounge, fitness center and movement studio along with outdoor barefoot bar and fire pit, bocce ball courts, tennis courts and dog park. The entrance to Winding Cypress is on Collier Boulevard between between Verona Walk Boulevard and U.S. 41. Homes with two to five bedrooms are priced from $275,990 to $449,990. For more information, visit divosta.com.
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A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 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 Mystique at Pelican Bay | 239.598.9900 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 Slick and excitingBook reviewer Phil Jason finds a lot to like in 35th Stone Barrington title.C5 Five starsFood writer Karen Feldman says Jimmy Ps Charred is spot on. C31 Some fight leftFilm critic Dan Hudak says Rocky franchise still has punch. C15 IF TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS FARE typically leaves you saying Ho-hum instead of Ho, ho, ho, dont despair. Christmas theater doesnt have to be overly sentimental and saccharine, like an overdose of candy canes.COURTESY OF FLORIDA REPERTORY THEATER, WESTCOAST BLACK THEATRE TROUPE, LABORATORY THEATER OF FLORIDA AND GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE Flute and harp make music for CAPA SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYHarpist Dickie Fleisher and flautist Leelo Basham kick off the Spectrum Series of concerts presented by the Cultural and Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. Mr. Fleisher began studying harp at age 10 with his grandmother, Nettie Druzinsky, who was the accompanist for fan dancer Sally Rand. He joined the Naples Philharmonic in 1983 and has performed with the Miami City Ballet Orchestra and as principal harpist with the Nagoya (Japan) Symphony and Orchestra of the Mineria (Mexico). His latest recording is The Enchanted Oboe with Andrew Snedeker on the oboe and James Cochran at the keyboard. Ms. Bashams concert career spans three decades with the Lansing SymSEE CAPA, C20 unusual HOLIDAY THEATER Tired of seasonal ho-hum? Try some local ...It can be irreverent, soulful, funny and even funky. But yes, theres a lot more schlock out there than substance. If the traditional same old stuff doesnt do it for you, here are some alternatives you can find on local stages.SEE UNUSUAL, C4 F S F fr C 4 C OURTESY OF FLORIDA REPERTORY THEATER WES T T T A Motown Christmas Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol A Christmas Story The Seafarer A Christmas Story The Eight: Reindeer Monologues BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com
SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSFlexing the dating muscle I recently confessed to my wise friend Miguel that Im having some anxieties when it comes to dating. I cant sleep at night, I told him. My stomach is always churning. I think its just too much for me. Miguel nodded his head sympathetically. Listen, he said. Dating is a muscle. If you use it enough, it will start to get strong. And then Ill be able to sleep at night? He gave me an enigmatic smile. After our conversation I considered what he said, and I ruminated on the concept of a dating muscle during my many sleepless nights. I could see what he meant, that the more we put ourselves out there, the easier it becomes. When we hold back, when were selfprotective, when we refuse to take romantic risks, then the dating muscle never gets strengthened. It remains limp until it atrophies. All of this made perfect sense. Im not a huge workout buff, but in the times in my life when Ive tried a new fitness routine, the initial stages have always been excruciating. Every muscle in my body will seem to hurt. Even sitting hurts. During these times, I fear my frame will feel that way forever, and I secretly think that whatever rewards might come from exercise simply arent worth the pain. I consider giving up. Then, over the course of the next few days, as I continue to work those muscles, the pain subsides. I start to grow stronger without even realizing it. On the heels of my conversation with Miguel, I talked to my friend Susie. Shes like me: anxious about joining the dating world. Its hard to say which of the two of us is more reluctant to jump in. After being on a particular dating site for a few weeks, Susie told me, she gave herself an assignment: to like the profiles of 10 men. My inner shy girl trembled. Arent you afraid they wont like you back? Susie just laughed. Of course Im afraid. But Im doing it anyway. I was impressed. And proud of her. If she was willing to work out her dating muscle, then I should be, too. So I followed Susies lead. I tried putting myself out there. I made attempts to open up, to be vulnerable, to stop hiding behind my anxieties. The results seemed promising. Optimistic, even. But I still couldnt sleep at night. In fact, the better things seemed to go, the worse I felt. Whats happening? I asked Miguel. I worked out my dating muscle just like you said. How come I still feel so nervous? Miguel shrugged. Some of us are like Henry Fonda. We still throw up before every performance. Even with a strong dating muscle? I wanted to know. Even with a strong dating muscle, he admitted. Was this possible? Could it be true that a person might work that dating muscle until it could lift small foreignmade cars and still feel all the anxieties of romantic uncertainty? Frantic, I asked Miguel, So, whats the solution? There is no solution, he said. You have to do it anyway. Artis Henderson is the author of Unremarried Widow published by Simon and Schuster. artis HENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015
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Jean Shepherds A Christmas Story The 1983 movie, based on the stories and anecdotes of radio raconteur and humorist Jean Shepherd, tells of the December he was 9 and wanted only one thing for Christmas: a Red Ryder BB Gun. Of course, all the adults in his life tried to dissuade him, saying, Youll shoot your eye out! Through Dec. 20, the Florida Repertory Theatres presenting the stage version of the cult movie favorite, adapted by Philip Grecian. I think the stage adaptation is better, says director Jason Parrish. I think its funnier, more nostalgic Its a different time and a different place, when things were simpler. The 9-year-old Ralph and the adult Ralph, who narrates the play, are in the action together. Our audience of a certain age will relive their own childhood memories, Mr. Parrish says. Jean Shepherd was a humorist, and it is his own sort of unique withering look at his childhood. Its dedicated to the child in all of us, when you want to go back to when you were a kid and didnt worry about things. We might get to a sweet ending, and love, but the way we get there is by going through Ralphs childhood fantasies, where hes a cowboy fighting desperados and saves his friends from the swamps and alligators. The play includes Rachel Burttram and Brendan Powers in the role of Ralphs parents, Michael Scott as the adult Ralph/narrator, Viki Boyle as the teacher, and 10 children who have all been in Florida Rep education programs in previous years. Its a walk down memory lane for people old enough to have a memory lane, Mr. Parrish says, and new and fresh for people who are just starting out with families. And its really funny. And the children are adorable. The SeafarerThe Seafarer is not what youd automatically think of when it comes to Christmas fare: its characters are a group of middle-aged Irishmen who drink and curse and gamble. Theyre just stumbling around in the dark, the whole lot of them, struggling and making wrong decisions, failing more often than succeeding. Its Christmas Eve, and theyre celebrating by drinking and playing poker. One of the characters comes to the sobering realization that, unknown to the others, hes playing with the devil for his very soul. This Conor McPherson play, nominated for both Tony and Olivier Awards for Best Play, mixes gritty realism with magic realism. A dark comedy, its funny and sad, terrifying and moving. It makes us reconsider our lives, our purpose and our roles. Is there such a thing as redemption? Do we get second chances in life? Dare we hope for a third or fourth? This cleverly written play works on many levels. Its a scary tale that puts a chill down our spines, a dark comedy that makes us laugh. And yet, it makes us think. The five actors are all superb, drawing us immediately into their world and making us reconsider ours. The Seafarer is a masterpiece. Dont miss it.The Eight: Reindeer MonologuesThe Eight: Reindeer Monologues (playing at the Laboratory Theater of Florida Dec. 11-20) may have talking reindeer in it, but dont be fooled: this is definitely not for children. Annette Trossbach, the theaters founder and artistic director, describes the play as quirky and irreverent. Santa is accused of impropriety with, specifically, Rudolph, but possibly other reindeer in the past as well, she says. The audience gets to hear from eight different reindeer, none of which is Rudolph, about Santas proclivities and past behaviors, and gossip from Mrs. Claus and around the stables. The shows deceptive in a way, she says, because its absurd and funny to see humans sitting on stools, wearing antlers and hooves, pretending to be reindeer. Yet there are truths coming out of their mouths about sexual deviancy and a guy they used to hold in such high regard has now fallen. Its definitely for adults, she says, calling it outrageously funny and fairly tongue-incheek. But director Gary Obeldobel has found some lovely, moving and meaningful moments in the show, which he is highlighting, she says. The Eight: Reindeer Monologues is a fun and mature alternative to some of the lighter Christmas fare, but it would be doing it a disservice to say its just one laugh after another, because some of the themes are unsettling, she warns.Jacob Marleys Christmas CarolThough A Christmas Carol is most definitely a traditional holiday tale, Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol by Tom Mula is a fresh and unique take on the classic. It looks at A Christmas Carol from Marleys point of view. Of course Marley dies first, and winds up going to hell. Hes told he can reverse his course if he can convince Scrooge to repent and change his ways within 24 hours. Desperate, Marley agrees. And thats why, according to this version, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. The conceit of this version is that its a one-man show, with one actor playing all the roles. This is the third year Gulfshore Playhouse is presenting the play, with Cody Nickell starring. He travels through Heaven and Hell, the skies and streets of Victorian London, through time itself. His performance is even more incredible when you realize he plays all the characters, human and otherwise, in addition to narrating the play. Its an acting tour de force. Its also a show not to be missed, one that adults will find enchanting and magical and totally genuine in emotion.A Motown ChristmasIf you prefer your Christmas soulful and funky, A Motown Christmas should be right up your alley. This musical revue, adapted by Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe founder and artistic director Nate Jacobs, mixes traditional carols with original Christmas songs penned and recorded by Motown artists such as The Supremes, The Temptations, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye. The cast includes singers Michael Mendez, Mandi Jo John, Sheldon Rhoden, Christopher Eisenberg, Leon S. Pitts II, MaRah Williams, Ariel Blue, Marta McKinnon and Mr. Jacobs, who also directs. The revue also includes dancers Josh Thompson and Derric Gobourne Jr. According to a released statement from executive director Julie Leach, Motown played an important role in the racial integration of popular music as an African American-owned record label that achieved significant crossover success. Our mission is to promote and celebrate the African-American experience showcasing the incredible music of Motown supports our mission and should have audiences on their feet. UNUSUALFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOSReindeers get real in The Eight: Reindeer Monologues playing at Laboratory Theater. Jean Shepherds A Christmas Story is family fare at the Florida Rep. A Motown Christmas plays in Sarasota. Jean Shepherds A Christmas Story>> When: Through Dec. 20 (Dec. 3 preview) >> Where: Florida Repertory Theatre downtown Fort Myers >> Cost: $49 and $45 ($29 and $25 for preview) >> Information: 332-4488 or oridarep.org The Seafarer>> When: Through Dec. 13 >> Where: ArtStudio Stage of Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers >> Cost: $45 >> Information: 332-4488 or oridarep.org The Eight: Reindeer Monologues>> When: Dec. 11-20 >> Where: Laboratory Theater of Florida, 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers >> Cost: $25 adults, $12 students >> Information: 218-0481 or laboratorytheater orida.com Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol>> When: Dec. 12-20 (previews Dec. 10-11) >> Where: The Norris Center, Naples >> Cost: $45 (previews $30) >> Information: (866) 811-4111 or gulfshoreplayhouse.org A Motown Christmas>> When: Through Dec. 31 >> Where: Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Sarasota >> Cost: $38 ($27 for students or active military with valid ID) >> Information: (941) 366-1505 or westcoastblacktheatre.org www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 new yearround service to Cancun, Mexico FLORIDA WRITERSLatest Stone Barrington novel purrs like a well-tuned dream machine Foreign Affairs by Stuart Woods. Putnam. 320 pages. Hardcover, $27.95. One reason you will turn these pages quickly is because of the high excitement level. Another is because the chapters are short and the spacing between lines is large. Its easy on the eyes, just like the female characters author Stuart Woods conjures up. The 35th title in his Stone Barrington series, this outing shows the comfortable craft and audience knowledge of a pro who has published more than 60 novels. Unexpectedly, Stone is called to meet his business partners in Rome. While boarding the flight, he finds a beautiful young traveling companion who before long is a serious flirtation. Hedy Kiesler turns out to be the stepdaughter of a wealthy man with whom Stone does business. The flirtation continues until Hedy is kidnapped either for ransom or for leverage against Stone and his associates. Italian mafia types do not want Stones people to open a new luxury hotel without paying and paying and paying. Planned accidents and other threats and mishaps meant to interfere with construction lead to a nasty battle of wits and weapons. The major interference is a fire that practically destroys the building that Stone and his associates mean to remodel into the luxury hotel. The plot is fashioned to exploit how and where the wealthy and fashionable travel and have fun. With and without Hedy, Stones situation takes him to Paris and the Amalfi Coast. Lavish estates, gorgeous hotels, exotic automobiles and sumptuous meals are normal in the circles in which Stone moves. He even has an exquisite private jet that he pilots himself. That sure helps out when youre in a hurry. What also helps, when things get sticky, is to be part owner of a premier security firm. Amazing how armed manpower and hightech gadgetry can open doors, assure safety and get things done for you. Mr. Woods creates a world in which such things are the Stone Barrington norm, though its hard for readers to be envious when they are taken on such an attractive trip. How does this work? By making Stone seem like a regular guy which in many ways he is. And yet, who else can travel and vacation with New York Citys police commissioner? Who else has buddies in the highest ranks of government? Even a president who will do him personal favors? Who else would or could encounter a Catholic cardinal who wholeheartedly and with great force joins his fight against the highest echelons of Italian mobsters? Who else would be able to get the meaningful cooperation of Italian law enforcement, so often susceptible to being bought out by the criminal overlords? Once Stone and Hedy are separated, several chapters and passages within other chapters keep readers in touch with her plight, as well as her ingenuity. Through this material, the author reveals unexpected dimensions to Hedys character and a second suspenseful plot line. The Hedy sections give us relief from Stones point of view and afford effective changes of pace through the novel. Mr. Woods takes opportunities to offer other perspectives. One of these is that of the chief villain, mob kingpin Leo Casselli. His egotism, ruthlessness and shrewdness combine into a murky soup of evil. On occasion, the author builds revelatory or linking scenes from which Stone is absent. The conversations among functionary characters work effectively to bring necessary information (piece by piece) to the addicted reader. In fact, this expository dialogue, authentic and efficient, is one of the authors great strengths. Mr. Woods knows how to set up scenes and link them to keep the action, emotion and information moving. He presents the places he takes us to vividly and convincingly. Yes, the Rome branch of the Arrington Hotel chain will be built, with Stones investment well-protected and no doubt adding to his immense income flow. If you ever imagine yourself in Rome, imagine checking in. Meanwhile, enjoy this slick thriller by a thoroughly satisfying professional. To find out more about the world of Stuart Woods, a world that includes having a residence on Key West, visit stuartwoods.com. 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. S r a o h f philJASONphiljreviews@gmail.com WOODS
WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOwww.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 THEATERThoroughly Modern Milly By students of the Naples Performing Arts Center Dec. 4-6 at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. 597-6722 or naplesperformingartscenter.com.The Foreigner By The Naples Players through Dec. 20 at the Sugden Community Theater. 263-7990 or naplesplayers.org. Nutcracker Goes Pop! By KidzAct of The Naples Players on select dates through Dec. 13 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or naplesplayers.org.Mr. Burns, A Post Electric Play By Theatre Conspiracy on select dates through Dec. 12 at the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers. 936-3239 or theatreconspiracy.org.The Seafarer By Florida Repertory Theater through Dec. 13 in the ArtStage Studio Theatre, downtown Fort Myers. 332-4488 or floridarep.org. A Christmas Story By Florida Repertory Theatre through Dec. 20, downtown Fort Myers. 332-4488 or floridarep.org.A Wonderful Life Through Dec. 26 at the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.Plaid Tidings Through Dec. 26 at the Off Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol By Gulfshore Playhouse Dec. 12-20 at The Norris Center. 261-7529 or gulfshoreplayhouse.org. Gift of the Magi By The Marco Players Dec. 18-20 at The Marco Players Theater. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or themarcoplayers.org. The Producers At ArtisNaples Dec. 26-28. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org. THURSDAY12.3Space & Media South Regional Library hosts a lecture at 2 p.m. about the Mercury, Apollo, Gemini and SkyLab space programs and how CBS News covered them for the public. Free, but registration required. 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. 252-7542 or collierlibrary.org. Classic Film Naples Regional Library screens Roman Holiday (USA, 1953) at 2 p.m. A bored and sheltered princess escapes her chaperones and falls in love with an American journalist. Free, but registration requested. 650 Central Ave. 262-4130 or collierlibrary. org. Holiday Lights The tree in Sugden Plaza lights up and Fifth Avenue South ushers in the holiday season with musical and dance performances from 5-8:30 p.m. 692-8436 or fifthavenuesouth.com. Mercato Nights Victor Wainwright and the Wild Roots fill the air with soulful sounds and some highoctane boogie-woogie from 6-8 p.m. on the lawn at Mercato. Free. Lawn chairs, blankets and well-behaved pets welcome. Food and drink available for purchase. 254-1080 or mercatoshops.com.Acoustic Storytellers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts a behindthe-scenes look at music legends Roy Orbison, the Moody Blues and more at 8 p.m. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonitasprings.FRIDAY12.4Farmers Market St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church hosts a market with fresh produce, seafood, arts and crafts from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 625 111th Ave. N. email@example.com.Flower Arranging Learn the fundamentals of floral design in a workshop from 10 a.m. to noon at Naples Botanical Garden. $35 for members, $40 for others. 643-7275 or naplesgarden.org.Foreign Film South Regional Library screens The Conformist (Italy, 1970) at 2 p.m. A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident. Free, but registration requested. 8065 Lely Cultural Blvd. 252-7542 or collierlibrary.org. Ride-In Naples Harley-Davidson and Gulf Coast Motorcycles host a screening of Why We Ride from 4-6 p.m. Guests will also enjoy family activities, food truck, motorcycle displays and more. Free. 3645 Gateway Lane. 594-5504 or hdnaples.com.Holiday Kick-Off Ave Maria hosts its ninth annual Celebration of Lights from 5-9 p.m. at Ave Maria Town Center. 352-3903 or avemaria.com. SATURDAY12.5Cars on Parade Mercato hosts a holiday car show featuring more than 125 collector and luxury cars from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 254-1080 or mercatoshops.com.Santa Breakfast Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples hosts breakfast with Santa from 10-11:30 a.m. Meal provided by Bob Evans. $25 for Cmon members, $30 for others. 260-1600 or cmon.org. Adventure Day Lovers Key State Park celebrates Great Outdoor Adventure Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with ranger-led tours, touch tanks, childrens activities and and more. Free with park entry fee ($8 per eight person vehicle, $4 for a single passenger and $2 for pedestrians and cyclists). 463-4588 or floridastateparks.org.Farmers Market Take a stroll along one of Naples celebrated thoroughfares and shop for locally produced fruits and veggies and artisanal products at the Third Street South Farmers market from 7:30-11:30 a.m. 434-6533 or thirdstreetsouth.com. Tree Talk Take in a lecture about the elaborate system of cypress trees from 10 a.m. to noon at Naples Botanical Garden from 10 a.m. to noon. A corresponding field trip departs at 1 p.m. Program is $5 for members, $10 for non-members; excursion is $15 and $20. 643-7275 or naplesgarden.org. Holiday Bazaar Lely Palms Retirement Community hosts its third annual Charms of Christmas holiday bazaar from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1000 Lely Palms Drive. 775-7661. Go East The East Naples Food & Music Fest takes place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Florida Sports Park. $10. 252-2384 or eastnaplesfest.org.Orchid woes? Orchid experts address pest problems and share best practices from 1-4 p.m. at Naples Botanical Garden. Free with Garden admission. 643-7275 or naplesgarden.org. Sugarplum Dreams Miami City Ballet presents George Ballanchines The Nutcracker at 2 and 8 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at Artis Naples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org. Just a Joke Comedian John Carfi performs at 8:30 p.m. at Nanas Diner. $15. 5555 Golden Gate Park way. 4552844 or room2laugh.com. SUNDAY12.6Foreign Film The Renaissance Academy of FGCU screens The Scent of Green Papaya (Vietnam, 1993) at 2 p.m. at the FGCU Naples Center. A rags-to-riches tale about a servant who falls in love with her employer. $5 for members, $6 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or fgcu.edu. Yoga for All Caryn Gallagher leads a fusion yoga class from 9-10 a.m. at the Seagate beach access. Bring a beach towel and water. Registration required, donations welcome. (312) 505-9642.Beach Combing Search for tidal treasures at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday in December at Delnor-Wiggins State Park. 597-6196 or floridastateparks.org. Art Show Marco Island Foundation for the Arts hosts a juried art show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring painting, jewelry, pottery, photography and more. Free. 537-5921 or marcoislandart.comCruise-in Miromar Outlets hosts a car show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 948-3766 or miromaroutlets.com. Snacks & Stories Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida invites children ages 8-12 to create and illustrate their own storybooks from 12:301:30 p.m. Free, reservations requested. 263-9200 or holocaustmuseumswfl.org. Concert in the Park The Naples Concert Band performs at 2 p.m. in the bandshell at Cambier Park. Free. 263-1113 or fifthavenuesouth.com.Concert in the Park II The Bonita Springs Concert Band performs holiday favorites and more from 2-4 p.m. at Riverside Park. Free. bonitaspringsconcertband.com.Meet the Composers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs presents Anne McLean with a multimedia presentation about Johann Brahms and Clara Schumann at 3 p.m. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. Holiday Tango La Milonguita hosts a Christmas tango dance from 5-8 p.m. at the Arthur Miller Dance Center. 3339 Tamiami Trail N. 989-1464. MONDAY12.7Mother Superior An exhibit of photographs of Mother Theresa by Marie Constantin opens at Ave Maria Universitys Canizaro Library and remains on display through February. Ms. Constantin was twice commissioned to photograph the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize winner and shot her beatification photo. Free. 280-2557 or avemaria.edu.Oooom in the Garden Naples Botanical Garden hosts a walking meditation from 9:30-10:30 a.m. $15 for members, $20 for others. 643-7275 or naplesgarden.org. Sunset Yoga Instructors from Green Monkey Yoga lead a session on the beach at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park from 4:45-5:45 p.m. each Monday in December. $5, plus park entry fee. Reservations required. 598-1938 or greenmonkeyyoga.com.Bingo! The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island hosts bingo every Monday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a kosher hotdog dinner included with admission. 991 Winterberry Drive. 642-0800.Tickling the Ivories Pianist Addiel Pintueles performs at 7 p.m. in the community center at Avow. Free, but donations appreciated. 1095 Whippoorwhill Lane. 261-4404 or avowcares.org.Films for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens The Illusionist (Switzerland, 2006) at 7 p.m. The story of a highly gifted boy whose parents have demanding and ambitious plans for him. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. $10. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. A pathologically shy guys wacky plan to avoid speaking with strangers during his travels results in laugh after laugh in The Foreigner, on stage by The Naples Players at the Sugden Community Theatre through Sunday, Dec. 20. Brett Marston, left, stars as the reluctant traveler, and Sepp Ronay, right, as his partner in the scheme. 263-7990 or naplesplayers.org Head east to the town of Ave Maria for an oldfashioned holiday celebration complete with ice-skating and snow flurries from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4. Everything happens around the bustling town center. avemaria.com.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 Choral Concert Voices of Naples performs a holiday concert at 7 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Free. 777 Mooring Line Drive. 249-4147 or voicesofnaples.org. CAPA Concert Harpist Dickie Fleischer and flautist Leelo Basham perform at 7:30 p.m. at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. $10-40. 775-2800 or capacenter.org. See story on page C1.TUESDAY12.8Early Birds Get a jump on the day with a guided walk through Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary from 8-11 a.m. $20 after regular admission ($12 for adults, $6 for college students, $4 for ages 6-18, free for ages 5 and younger). 348-9151 or corkscrew.audubon.org. Kokedama Learn how to make Japanese moss balls from 10-11:30 a.m. at Naples Botanical Garden. $35 for members, $40 for non-members. 643-7275 or naplesgarden.org. Game Time The Naples Italian American Foundation hosts mah jongg, bridge and cards at 11:30 a.m. Free for members, $3 for others. 7035 AirportPulling Road. 597-5210 or niafoundation. org. Songwriters Concert Local musicians Bob Covington, Boyd Baker and Bob Williams play acoustic sets from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the gazebo at Lovers Key State Park. Free with park entry fee. 463-4558 or friendsofloverskey.org. Fezziwig Fete Enjoy teatime inspired by Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol at 4 p.m. at Vanderbilt Beach Library. Free, but registration required. 788 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 597-8444 or collierlibrary.org. Holiday Concert Marco Island Library presents Duo Romantico with a vocal concert of holiday selections at 5:30 p.m. Free (waiting list available). 210 S. Heathwood Drive. 394-3272 or collierlibrary.org. More Bingo Gets your cards in order for bingo starting at 5:45 p.m. tonight and every Tuesday at the Naples Elks Lodge #2010. $15. 11250 Tamiami Trail E. 643-0075 or elks.org. Holiday Parade The Naples Christmas Parade proceeds along Fifth Avenue South from 6-8 p.m. 213-1000 or naplesgov.com.Art Talk Local artist Jose Maria Castillo speaks about how he overcame his fear of failure and gives a demonstration of his work at 6 p.m. at The von Liebig Center. $10 for Naples Art Association members, $15 for others. 262-6517 or naplesart.org. WEDNESDAY12.9Local 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.Sweet Smells Learn about and explore the fragrances of Naples Botanical Garden from 10 a.m. to noon. $15 for members, $20 for others. 643-7275 or naplesgarden.org. Live and Local Rick Howard and the Speedbumps take the stage at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. for a Live & Local concert in the Daniels Pavilion at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org. The Jewish Federation of Collier County invites everyone to a Chanukah celebration and candle-lighting starting at 5:45 p.m. Monday at Mercato. See how many latkes you can eat, enjoy music by the Naples Klezmer Revival Band and songs by Temple Shalom preschoolers. Free. 12.7 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Here comes Christmas! The Naples Christmas Parade fills downtown with the sights and sounds of the holidays from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. The parade starts at the corner of Third Street South and Broad Avenue South then turns onto Fifth Avenue South to proceed to Naples City Hall on Eighth Street South. fifthavenuesouth.com 12.8 12.7 12.8Atilio Marinelli and Christy Caldwell, aka Duo Romatico, sing songs of the season starting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Marco Island Library. Free. collierlibrary.orgAn exhibit of portraits of Mother Theresa by photographer Marie Constantin goes on display in the Canizaro Library at Ave Maria University starting Monday and remains in place through February. avemaria.eduArtisNaples hosts Miami City Ballets lavish production of George Balanchines The Nutcracker, complete with mischievous mice, sugar plum fairies and dancing snowflakes, at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. artisnaples.org12.5-6More than 125 collector and luxury cars of all makes and models will line the main drag at Mercato for shoppers to inspect and admire from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy live music by Jon Dunn & the Latin Quartet at 10:30 a.m. and Rick Howard & the Speedbumps at 12:30 p.m. Add a new, unwrapped toy to the Toys for Tots collection bin as well. mercatoshops.com 12.5
WHAT TO DO NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 Witness Exciting Presentations, Multiple Exhibitions and Artistic Native American Demonstrations by the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida DECEMBER 5, 2015 10:30AM-4:00PM FEATURING PRESENTATIONS BY: New York Times Best-Selling Author Carl Hiaasen Ghost Orchids by Patricia Cummins Photographer Clyde Butcher SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS! Located at BIG CYPRESS SWAMP WELCOME CENTER 33100 Tamiami Trail East Ochopee, Florida 34141 http://www.nps.gov/bicy/planyourvisit/swampheritagefestival.htmNATIONAL PARK SERVICE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR BIG CYPRESS NATIONAL PRESERVE 4 CE OR VE THIS FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT IS FREE FOR ALL! TENNIS CLUB 475 SEAGATE DRIVE | NAPLES, FL 34103 | NAPLESGRANDE.COM | (866) 543-8993 JOIN A CLUB YOU CAN CALL HOME WITH PRICING FROM $112 PER MONTH + $800 IN ADDED AMENITIES.EXPERT INSTRUCTION FROM PBI15 HAR TRU COURTS 5 LIGHTED FOR EVENING PLAY COVERED PARKING FITNESS CENTER ACCESS GUEST PASSES COMPLIMENTARY MEMBER CLINICS REFERRAL INCENTIVES COMING UPNature Talk Explore Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park and learn about its natural communities with a park ranger at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10. Free with park entry fee. 597-6196 or floridastateparks.org.Kids Art Thomas Riley Studio on Fifth Avenue South hosts an opening reception from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, for an exhibit of mixed media art by the children at Youth Haven. Proceeds benefit the shelters art program. 6875155 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Dinner with Artists Take in an interactive art experience with Juan Diaz while enjoying Chef Brian Rolands culinary artistry starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at The von Liebig Center. $100. 262-6517 or naplesart.org.Holiday Pawty Top Dog Kitchen and BKS Yoga host a toga party for pooches from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10. Free puppy treats and human refreshments. Reservations required. 2900 Tamiami Trail N. 213-9276 or info@ bksyogastudio.com. Masterworks Naples Philharmonic performs with guest conductor Joshua Weilerstein at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 10-11, at ArtisNaples. 5971900 or artisnaples.org. A Stand-Up Guy Bob Zany (Joe Dirt, The Informant) performs at Off The Hook Comedy Club Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 10-13. Check website for show times and ticket prices. 389-6901 or offthehook.com.Opera Evening Friends of Opera Naples host dinner and a performance by the Opera Naples Childrens Choir from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11. Reservations required by Tuesday, Dec. 8. $75. 4201 Gulfshore Blvd. N. 963-9050 or operanaples.org. Critics Choice Book critic Elaine Newton leads a discussion about Lily Kings Euphoria at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org.Art Show Naples Artcrafters hold a fine art and craft show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at Cambier Park. Free. naplesartcrafters.com.Holiday Market Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary holds its second annual holiday market from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. 348-9151 or corkscrew.audubon.org.Nature Festival Friends of DelnorWiggins Pass State Park host Nature Fest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, with interactive and educational family activities and exhibits. Free with park entry fee. 597-6196 or delnorwiggins.org. Teddy Bear Tea Teddies and their tots are invited to The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort for hot chocolate, sweet treats, story time and a visit from Santa from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. Check website for additional dates. $59. 598-3300 or ritzcarlton.com/naples. Light Show The Marine Industries Association of Collier County hosts its Christmas Boast Parade in Naples Bay from 6:15-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. 682-0900 or miacc.org. Cars on Parade Naples Big Wheels hosts a car show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at Florida Sports Park to benefit Bikes for Tykes. See hot rods, vintage autos, muscle cars and more. $7 or donation of a usable bicycle. Children 12 and under admitted free. (781) 7181438 or bikesfortykes.org.Beware the Dark Side Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts a Star Wars movie marathon starting at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 13. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. $15. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. Klezmer Music & A Movie The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island presents klezmer music at 1:30 p.m. followed by a screening of Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem on Sunday, Dec. 13, at JCMI. 991 Winterberry Drive. 642-0800.Calendar Girl Pianist turned 1960s hit-maker Neil Sedaka takes the stage at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org. Swingin Holidays The Naples Players present William Noll and his big band in concert at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, featuring traditional Christmas tunes and the stylings of Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey and Duke Ellington. $50. 263-7990 or naplesplayers.org. See story on page C19.Pasta e Pellicolla Naples Italian American Foundation hosts dinner and a movie starting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, with a pasta buffet and followed by a screening of Cose Dell Altro Mondo (Italy, 2012). An imaginative look at what life would be like without immigrant workers. $15, $5 for movie alone. 7035 Airport-Pulling Road. 5975210 or niafoundation.org. Naples Botanical Garden kicks off its annual light display and holiday musical performances 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16. Garden visitors will enjoy concerts by variety of local musicians as well as family-friendly activities, sweet treats and more under the glow of the gardens illuminated foliage from 6-9 p.m. every night Dec. 16-23 and 26-30 as well as Jan. 2-3 (sold out Dec. 16-17 and 27-28). naplesgarden.org.
WHERE TO GONAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 C9 HOLIDAY COLLECTOR LOCATED JUST NORTH OF VANDERBILT BEACH ROAD ON U.S. 41239.254.1080 | MercatoShops.com OVER 125 COLLECTOR AND LUXURY CARS ON DISPLAY. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5TH10AM TO 3PM Live music in the Piazza 10AM Jon Dunn & the Latin Quartet 12:30PM Rick Howard and the Speedbumps Do you have a classic, antique or sports car you would like to show off? Contact email@example.com for details. All cars MUST be pre-registered.Donate a new, unwrapped toy to The Salvation Army. Collection bins at various merchants through December 13th Complimentary Valet PassDetails at MercatoShops.comBrass Concert Naples Philharmonic Brass Quintet performs at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. 775-2800 or capacenter.org.Christmas Party Naples Italian American Foundation hosts its holiday party and concert at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, with dinner and a performance by The New Chorale of Southwest Florida. $30 for members, $35 for others. Proper attire required. Reservations required by 6 p.m. the day prior. 7035 Airport Road. 597-5210 or niafoundation.org. Tortoise Talk Learn about Floridas tortoises with rangers at DelnorWiggins Pass State Park at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 17. Free with park entry fee. 596-6196 or floridastateparks.org. Tuba Tunes Naples Concert Bands 20th annual TUBA Christmas takes place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at Sugden Plaza. 692-8436 or fifthavenuesouth.com. Flamenco Puro Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts master flamenco dancer Clarita Filgueiras at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17. $30-40. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. Holiday Stomp The Steampunk Stompers perform a holiday concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at Koreshan State Park. $15. 992-0311 or floridastateparks.org. New Plays The Naples Players ETC Readers Theater presents its 12th annual presentation of one-act plays at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 18-19, at the Sugden Community Theater. $10. 263-7990 or naplesplayers.org. Art Lesson Local artist Marjorie Pesek leads a class in her layered imagery technique from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. $55. 300 Tower Road. 530-5972 or rookerybay.org. Comic Opera Opera Naples and Naples Philharmonic join forces to present Die Fledermaus at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, at ArtisNaples. 963-9050 or operanaples.org. Moonlight Ride Take a guided, nighttime canoe trip though CollierSeminole State Park setting out at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 25-26. $35. 20200 Tamiami Trail East. 394-3397 or floridastateparks.org. Films for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens Look at Me (France) at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28. A French girl gifted with a great voice has a complex about her weight and appearance. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. Vocal Concert The Ten Tenors perform works ranging from the Beatles to Bocelli at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org.Light Show City of Naples hosts a New Years Eve fireworks display on the beach starting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31. 213-1000 or naplesgov.com. Bluegrass Show Bluegrass guitarist Jack Lawrence stops by The Norris Center at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2. $20. 213-3058 or naplesgov.com. Dance Paul Taylor Dance Company performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, at Artis Naples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org. Lunch & Learn Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center hosts a talk about its prescribed fire program from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5. Includes lunch from Carrabbas Italian Grill. 300 Tower Road. 530-5972 or rookerybay.org.Art ALIVE The galleries and studios in Naples Art District behind Airport and Pine Ridge Roads open to the public from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6. Free. 580-7999. Masterworks Naples Philharmonic performs works by Sibelius, Nielsen and Rautavaara with violinist Baiba Skride at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, and Saturday, Jan. 9, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org. CAPA Concert The Yzgrev Quintet performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. $40 for VIP, $30 for adults, $10 for students. 2408 Linwood Ave. 775-2800 or capacenter.com. Starry Night Country music star Lorrie Morgan performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at Seminole Immokalee Casino. $40-$50. (800) 218-0007 or seminoleimmokaleecasino.com.Birding Basics Rookery Bay naturalists teach beginners the basics of bird watching from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 9. 300 Tower Road. 530-5972 or rookerybay.org. Book Talk Book critic Elaine Newton leads a discussion about Emily St. Jean Mandels Station Eleven at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at ArtisNaples. 5971900 or artisnaples.org. Full of Glee Chirpy Broadway powerhouse and Glee star Kristin Chenowith takes the stage at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org. Native Yards The Naples chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society presents a lecture about native landscaping at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Naples Botanical Garden. Free. 597-7222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Sinatra at the Sands The Naples Jazz Orchestra commemorates Frank Sinatras landmark album with a tribute concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Golden Gate High School. $30. 207-8299 or naplesjazzorchestra.com.Beach Chat Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center hosts beachcombers Blair and Dawn Withering from 5:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16. 300 Tower Road. 530-5972 or rookerybay. org. Divine Diva Opera and Broadway star Renee Fleming performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at ArtisNaples. 5971900 or artisnaples.org. Amazing Adventures Rookery Bay hosts former journalist Carl Kelly at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, as he relays a typical day on safari in South Africa. $10-15. 530-5972 or rookerybay.org. Cool Winter Nights Collier County Sheriffs Office hosts family activities from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at Immokalee Sports Park. Free. 774-4434 or colliersheriff.org. 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ARTS COMMENTARY Surviving the Apocalypse, with Homer, Marge and the Simpsons gangYou dont have to be a fan of The Simpsons to appreciate Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play, but it sure helps. Theatre Conspiracy is no stranger to edgy and unusual plays, and this certainly qualifies. Although Mr. Burns is an incredibly strange and clever play, some might find it a little difficult to follow. The post-apocalyptic play by Anne Washburn opens with a group of people seated around a bonfire. The setting is murky and mysterious, with the only light provided by the campfire and the stars above. We join them mid-conversation as theyre trying to remember the Cape Feare episode of The Simpsons TV show. Each contributing something, they piece it together scene by scene, recalling lines. Except for the guy patrolling the perimeter with a rifle, it could be a group of friends camping out. When a stranger (Lemec Bernard) approaches, they all draw guns. As they converse, we come to understand theres been a nuclear disaster, or a series of disasters, and theres no electricity. No electricity means: no computers, no Internet, no TV, no newspapers, no radio, no lights, no refrigeration. It also means no power to regulate nuclear power plants. Theres fear of radiation and of more meltdowns. The human race its survivors is reduced to its earlier state, when they relied on the spoken word. News comes from strangers who arrive from elsewhere, though any unknown person also holds the threat of potential danger. In a scene that recalls the days following 9/11, when people didnt know if their loved ones were still alive, the characters all pull out notebooks and compare lists of names. As they recite the names of those they love, the hope and anxiety is almost palpable. Director Rachael Endrizzi has done an excellent job with these local actors; the conversation in Act I seems natural and spontaneous, as the characters try to patch together what they remember of the Cape Feare episode. Miguel Cintron is especially animated as he acts out various parts of the show. Act II leaps ahead seven years, and the same group of people are now rehearsing a play of a Simpsons episode. Its not only a form of entertainment, but a shared remembrance of how life used to be when things were normal and people sat stupefied in front of the TV. Even the commercials, for items and activities no longer available, are a form of nostalgia. One character longs for a Diet Coke; theres rumor of a man who has a stash and will trade a can for two lithium batteries. The cast rehearses a weird and funny mashup, a medley of lines stitched together from various popular songs they recall by Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears. Like the characters in the play who are piecing together information about the forever-transformed world around them, the audience, too, is trying to piece together whats going on. It appears that numerous amateur troupes are staging Simpsons episodes, and remembered lines are highly valued, purchased and used exclusively. Act III catapults us 75 more years into the future and is a highly stylized stage performance of the Cape Feare episode the characters were discussing in Act I. These characters, played by the same people in the previous two acts, are possibly their children or grandchildren. The retelling, now a musical, is an unusual pastiche of hip-hop, Gilbert and Sullivan, pop music and Greek tragedy. Theres a character who looks like Effie Trinket from The Hunger Games, and others in bronze-colored masks dressed like the Simpson family. Bart Simpson (played with spunk by Centrella Canady) is the hero of the tale, and the villain isnt Sideshow Bob anymore, but Mr. Burns, who owned Springfields nuclear power plant. Thomas Marsh plays Mr. Burns with devilish glee, fluttering his templed fingers together in the universal sign of evil. If he had a moustache, hed most certainly twirl it. Hes assisted by Itchy and Scratchy, the cat-and-mouse duo from Bart and Lisas favorite (and incredibly violent) cartoon TV show. The stranger from the first act (Mr. Bernard) is now playing Homer Simpson, and Virginia Sisk is Marge Simpson, with a towering blue gauze mesh beehive. The masks, by Timothy J. Hayes, are cleverly crafted and designed, using the characters iconic, basic shapes to help us identify them (Mr. Burnss hawk-like nose, Marges blue hair, Barts square, spiky cut and Lisas bumpy spikes). They re-enact the Cape Feare episode, but unfortunately, the recorded music overpowered many of the singers, making it difficult to hear all the lyrics clearly. If the sound balance had been better, it wouldve been a more enjoyable experience. And while you dont have to know the Cape Feare episode to get all the jokes and know what theyve kept and what has changed, it would certainly enrich a viewers experience of this play, even though the actors discuss the episode in Act I. (While they discuss it in great depth, its done in a highly fragmented manner.) Im sure audience members would have appreciated a directors note in the program, as well as identification of the actors new identities in Act III. That Simpsons episode (first shown in 1993) was a satire of Cape Fear, the 1991 movie by Martin Scorsese that starred Robert De Niro. That movie was a remake of a 1962 movie (starring Robert Mitchum) that was based on the 1957 John D. MacDonald novel, The Executioners. And now, in Mr. Burns, a group of actors are portraying a group of actors performing their version maybe 100 years from now. Its humorous, but also heartbreaking, to think that in the future, our knowledge of famous movies, plays and books might come from only a garbled retelling of an animated satire of them. (But this is also true in the present, if people dont watch the original Cape Fear or have never seen or read A Streetcar Named Desire and only know the Simpsons version of it.) Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play shows how culture will progress in a society that depends totally on oral history, how stories change to fit the current culture but also get transformed in the retelling and the remembering of them. Ms. Washburn, as a playwright, also takes delight in imagining how theater will evolve into the future: First, with a generation raised on television, not theater, and then with a generation that has never experienced movies or TV and has to create a way of expressing its stories. (If the fact that the plays are based on The Simpsons, a cultural phenomenon so big they are even on postage stamps, perturbs you, you might want to read Emily St. John Mandels awardwinning novel, Station Eleven. After a virus wipes out most of the population, a traveling troupe goes from town to town, performing Shakespeare and playing classical music in a small chamber orchestra. Its a superb book, and I strongly recommend it.) It does seem curious that books dont play any part of Mr. Burns. We dont see them onstage, we dont see people refer to them or reading them. (Does it not occur to any of the survivors to break into a library or bookstore to try to discover the information they need? Its not as if the lack of electricity makes the world devoid of all printed knowledge.) Ms. Washburn, as a playwright, is of course naturally interested in theater and in projecting how the Apocalypse would affect it. And, perhaps, she is making a comment about how aliterate and illiterate our culture is; even after a global catastrophe that shuts down our electrical grid, people refuse to read. Mr. Burns presents us with a future in which electricity may not still exist, but a certain yellow family will. nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play>> Who: Theatre Conspiracy >> When: Through Dec. 12 >> Where: The Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers >> Cost: $24 ($11 for students and for women 41 and younger) >> Info: 936-3239 or theatreconspiracy.org VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe cast of Mr. Burns tries on its Simpsons masks. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 Whether you need a car, truck or van, Enterprise is the perfect choice. 1 800 rent-a-car enterprise.com W h Pick-up subject to geographic and other restrictions. 2015 Enterprise Rent-A-Car G00131 8/15
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HOROSCOPES THE ARTIST WITHIN By Linda ThistlePlace a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.Sponsored By: Moderate Challenging ExpertPuzzle Difficulty this week: SEE ANSWERS, C11SEE ANSWERS, C11 SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Taking on that recent challenge impressed a lot of important decision-makers. Meanwhile, proceed with your holiday plans, and dont forget to include you-know-who in them. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Disagreeing with an opinion you cant accept could be dicey, and your motives might be questioned. Best to wait to mount a challenge until you have support for your position. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Getting involved in helping others in this increasingly hectic period not only makes the generous Aquarian feel good, but you could also gain a more substantive benefit from your actions. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) The Piscean way of thinking clearly and objectively helps you resolve a complex situation without creating any ill will. Dont be surprised if your counsel is requested on another matter. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) At this time you might want to resist that otherwise admirable Aries penchant for getting to the heart of a matter quickly. Keep in mind that a delicate situation calls for patience. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your aspects favor more diplomacy and fewer direct confrontations when dealing with a relationship problem. Avoiding hurt feelings can help in your search for the truth. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Positive aspects are strong this week. Although you might still have to deal with some problems caused by a recent period of turmoil, you are making progress, and thats what counts. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A family matter could benefit from your counsel. But dont come into it unless invited, and dont stay if you feel uneasy. Just remember to reassure one and all that youll be there for them. LEO (July 23 to August 22) As the truth about an ongoing situation emerges, you could find that you were right to defer judgment before you had all the facts. Now would be a good time to move on to other matters. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your plans to take control of a personal situation because you feel you are best qualified could create resentment. Best to hear what everyone else involved in the matter has to say about it. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Uncovering some surprising background facts about that ongoing personal matter could make you reconsider the extent of your involvement. A neutral family member offers advice. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Religious or spiritual themes start to dominate your aspect this week. This can serve as a counterweight to the mounting effects of the seasons growing commercialization. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of persuading people to look at the positive possibilities that make up any choices they might face. PUZZLES www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 Exceptional Wateront Dining One-of-a-Kind Concrete Boathouse Relaxed Attire | Nautical and Social Events On-Board Catering | Customized Boating Services Less than 10 Minutes om Gordon Pass Discounted Fuel On-Site Unlimited In/Out Services 7065 Hamilton Ave. | Naples, FL 34112 Visit HamiltonHarborYachtClub.com239-775-0506 A DAY ON THE WATER BEGINS AND ENDS Perfect AT HAMILTON HARBOR YACHT CLUB SOCIAL AND SLIP MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE
CONTRACT BRIDGEBetter safe than sorryBY STEVE BECKERThere are times when the normal way for declarer to play a suit should be altered in order to increase the chances of making the contract. South neglected to do that in todays deal, and it cost him a vulnerable game. He won Easts jack of spades with the king at trick one and could count eight certain winners four clubs, a heart, two diamonds and the spade trick already taken. The diamond suit clearly offered the best chance for a ninth trick, so declarer cashed the king of diamonds at trick two and continued with a low diamond at trick three. When West showed out, South played the ace and then conceded a trick to Easts queen. Declarer was hoping the defenders could collect only three spade tricks at this juncture, but after East returned a spade, West cashed four spades to set the contract. Souths failure to make three notrump was directly attributable to the way he handled the diamonds. Considering the threat posed by the opposing spades, he should have played the diamond suit so as to minimize the possibility of East gaining the lead. With that goal in mind, declarer should start by leading a low diamond to dummys ace. In the actual deal, after West produces the ten, the contract becomes an absolute certainty. A low diamond is next led to the nine. If the nine wins, as it does in the actual case, declarer scores 11 tricks; if the nine loses to the queen, at least 10 tricks are assured. This careful approach guarantees the contract whenever the diamonds are divided 2-2, as well as when they are 3-1 and East does not have both the queen and ten. If East does turn up with the Q-10-x, then, and only then, will declarer have to resort to conceding a diamond to him in the hope that the missing spades are divided 4-4. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 C13 PromenadeSpecials.com26795-26851 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs, FL 34134View the NEW Paper Dolls Bridal Collection THE NAPLES PLAYERS AUDITIONS More information under Get Involved at www.naplesplayers.org Auditions held at the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Ave. S., Naples, FL Be a part of the show! BOOK BY MEL BROOKS AND THOMAS MEEHAN, MUSIC AND LYRICS BY MEL BROOKS. ORIGINAL DIRECTION & CHOREOGRAPHY BY SUSAN STROMAN By Appointment: 434 ext. 10. Rehearsals begin January 11. Performances March 2 April 3.December 12 at 7 p.m. & December 13 at 12 p.m. NEEDED:Principal Women: (2) ages 20s-40s, (1) 40-55 Principal Men: (2) ages 20s-40s, (1) 40s-50s, (1) 18+ Plus a large singing and dancing ensemble with plenty of featured roles, including a skilled barbershop quartet. We are looking for people with dance/movement abilities. Tamiami Square Shopping Center: 14700 Tamiami Trail North, Units 19 & 20, Naples(2 miles north of Immokalee Road on the east side of U.S. 41)All Proceeds Bene t Collier County Charities A Ministry of St. Johns Episcopal Church An Upscale Thrift NEW WINTER HOURS 9:30-4:30 Mon-Sat Closed Sunday stjohnsshoppe.com Call (239) 597-9518 We're all decked out for the holidays! Come visit us in our beautiful, new location for your shopping and decorating needs. An independent af liate of Hurley Travel ExpertsDirect Travel VacationsLuxury Small Ship Cruises Silversea Cruise SpecialistPrivate, Custom & Escorted ToursAbercrombie & Kent 100 Club Member
FILM CAPSULESThe Good Dinosaur (Voices of Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Raymond Ochoa) In a world in which dinosaurs didnt go extinct, a baby Apatosaurus named Arlo (Mr. Ochoa) gets lost away from home and befriends a human boy. It borrows freely from The Lion King and isnt as inspired as other Pixar (Toy Story) efforts, but the animation looks phenomenal. Rated PG.Secret In Their Eyes (Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Chiwetel Ejiofor) Investigator Ray (Mr. Ejiofor) thinks hes found the murderer of his former co-workers (Ms. Roberts) daughter, so he returns to L.A. in the hope of reopening the case. Unfortunately, its neither tense nor suspenseful. What a shame, considering the notable cast. Rated PG-13.Spotlight (Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams) Investigative reporters at The Boston Globe uncover shattering truths about local Catholic priests repeatedly committing sexual abuse against minors. The acting is superb, and the drama patiently develops to make this one of the best films of 2015. Rated R.The 33 1/2(Antonio Banderas, Juliette Binoche, Rodrigo Santoro) Based on real events, 33 miners are trapped underground in Chile for more than two months after a mine collapses. The performances are strong, the comic relief is welcome and the solid film honors the 33 men who endured the unthinkable situation. Rated PG-13. Spectre 1/2(Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci) James Bond (Mr. Craig) learns more about his past and pursues the man (Mr. Waltz) behind all the treachery Bond has faced thus far. Its a downgrade from the last entry, Skyfall, but is salvaged by a solid ending loosely taken from The Dark Knight. Rated PG-13.Our Brand Is Crisis (Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie) Political strategist Calamity Jane (Ms. Bullock) travels to Bolivia to assist in a presidential campaign. The story wants to make strong social points, but flounders when it should thrive. Rated R.Truth (Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett, Topher Grace) CBS news legend Dan Rather (Mr. Redford) and his producer Mary Mapes (Ms. Blanchett) come under fire in 2004 after airing a story based on allegedly false documents that accused then-president George W. Bush of not fulfilling his Texas Air National Guard duties in the 1970s. Its a smart, compelling drama featuring an excellent Ms. Blanchett that also calls into question the merit and needs for journalism today. Rated R. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 TWO SHOWS: 5:30 PM and 8:00 PMMonday, December 14, 2015 at Sugden Community Theatre. Tickets: $50 Available at the Box Ofce or online at naplesplayers.org 239-263-7990 Get Set to Deck the Halls with Holiday Favorites and Sensational Swing StandardsThe William Noll Jazz Orchestra Swing Ye Nol! A Big Band ChristmasFaturingJoi Us F EXCLUSIVE HOLIDAY DISCOUNTS & PACKAGESMONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2015 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. ANDOPEN HOUSEAt this exclusive gathering of VIP patients, youll see a live demonstration of how this revolutionary skin treatment safely and comfortably achieves stunning results.MANUEL M. PENA, M.D. 6370 PINE RIDGE ROAD #101, NAPLES, FL 34119 www.DR-PENA.comWant a sneak peek at what ThermiTight can do? Log on: www.thermi.com Be among the ASK ABOUT OUR GIFT CERTIFICATE SPECIAL!
LATEST FILMSCreedIs it worth $10? YesAs the Rocky sequels declined in merit and craftsmanship throughout the 1980s, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) became a joke, a clichd punch line of meat-headed predictability whose movies struggled to find an iota of originality. It got so ridiculous that by the time the abominable Rocky V was released in 1990, the climactic fight took place on a street, not a boxing ring. At this point we thought we were saying goodbye to Rocky for the last time and we were OK with that. The tone changed, however, with Rocky Balboa in 2006, which was a smartly written drama that ended on a poignant emotional high. An older and wiser Rocky had a perspective on life that felt worthwhile and insightful. Turns out it was good to see the old lug one more time. Now Creed brings Rocky back to the big screen once again in a story that shifts the focus to Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the son of Rockys rival-turned-friend Apollo Creed (played by Carl Weathers) from the first four films in the franchise. Adonis was born of an adulterous relationship Apollo had, but with Adonis biological mother gone, Apollos wife Mary Anne (Phylicia Rashad) takes him in as a young teen and gives him a good life. Unsurprisingly, Adonis wants to box and find success without the help of his last name. He cant get anyone to train him in his hometown of Los Angeles, however, so he moves to Philadelphia. Adonis plan is to get Rocky whos still running Adrians Restaurant and enjoying retirement to train him. Rocky wastes 15 minutes of screen time refusing before he agrees. Numerous training scenes ensue, none of which feature anything close to the rousing musical score and song Gonna Fly Now that made the training in Rocky (1976) so memorable. As Adonis quickly moves through the ranks, struggles with his identity and falls in love with a singer named Bianca (Tessa Thompson), Mr. Jordan impresses with his passion and likeability. He also has affable chemistry with Mr. Stallone, who is doing something truly unique here: There are few examples in film history of an iconic character aging on screen the way Rocky has. In taking Rockys focus away from boxing and onto normal life i.e., illness, the loss of friends and loved ones, aging our hero remarkably doesnt seem any less iconic. Rather, hes winning at the game of life with the experience and knowledge he offers others, and it feels completely authentic. Hes gone from meathead to mentor, and we all win when he gives advice. Its a common criticism of boxing movies that the fight scenes look unoriginal. After all, how many different ways are there to shoot a boxing match? In Creed, writer/director Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station) found one: In Adonis first real fight as a pro, the camera moves around, through and with the boxers in the ring to capture each blow with startling detail in an extremely impressive three-minute shot. By not cutting, and therefore not letting the construct of editing artificially create each choreographed blow, Mr. Coogler immerses us in the experience and allows us to feel the brutality these men impose upon one another. Theres a raw, animalistic nature to this moment that reaches our core emotions, which is not something many movies accomplish. That said, all the boxing sequences are also a reminder of how different boxing is in movies than in real professional matches. There are more punches thrown and landed in one round of each fight in Creed than there were in the entire Mayweather-Pacquiao fight last May, and that went 12 rounds. Of course, this has always been the case with the six Rocky movies that preceded Creed, and it will continue to be the case with Creeds already-in-the-works sequels. But try as it might, Creed is no Rocky, which won the Best Picture Oscar. The similarities between the two movies are plentiful and obvious, as are the differences, but what really separates them is Creeds inability to truly inspire with its underdog story, probably because weve seen so many Rocky rip-offs in the last 40 years that the entire subgenre feels diluted. Still, Creed does plenty right and is absolutely worthy of our attention. s f c h b n a dan HUDAKpunchdrunkmovies.com >> This is the rst lm in the Rocky franchise not written by Sylvester Stallone. 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THE NAPLES PLAYERS Tickets: 239-263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.orgThe Naples Players at Sugden Community Theatre 701 5th Ave. South, Naples, FL 34102 WEDNESDAY 7:30 P.M. THURSDAY SATURDAY 8:00 P.M. SUNDAY 2:00 P.M.A hidden identity unleashes truths and leads to outrageously funny situations. THE FOREIGNERBY LARRY SHUESponsored by: TICKETS: ADULTS $35 STUDENTS 21 AND UNDER $10 GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE 13 Years Voted Best Live Theatre T NOVEMBER 25 DECEMBER 20IN BLACKBURN HALL
KOVEL: ANTIQUESAmerican Modern just the beginning of what Wright did right BY TERRY AND KIM KOVELRussel Wright (1904-1976) worked as an industrial designer, a job created in the 20th century. In the 1920s, he worked in the theater making sets and props. After 1929, he formed a company with his wife Mary, who was also a designer, designing furniture, radios and useful household accessories made of spun aluminum, stainless steel, paper, wood, glass, plastic and ceramics. Mr. Wrights most famous products are the modern dinnerwares created, beginning in 1938, for many china companies including Harker, Iroquois, Steubenville and Justin Tharaud. The American Modern pattern, introduced in 1939 by Steubenville Pottery, became Americas best-selling set for more than 20 years. Copies are made by Bauer Pottery today. Most collectors know about the dinnerware patterns, but few have discovered his nowmore-expensive metal or wooden pieces. A spun aluminum bowl sells for over $10,000 and a wooden Oceana bowl for about $2,000. Almost all of Mr. Wrights works are signed with his name. Q: Id like to know the history and value of my three-drawer chest made by Brandt of Hagerstown, Maryland. Im 83 years old and this chest belonged to my mother. A: Brandt Furniture Co. was established in Hagerstown, Maryland, in 1901. The company went out of business in 1985. Former employees re-opened the factory in 1986 and continue to operate it as a small family business. One Brandt table has an unusual history. Some say papers containing secret information about the U.S. atomic bomb were photographed lying on a Brandt table that belonged to Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. In 1953, the couple was convicted of conspiring to pass information about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union. The photograph was one of the pieces of evidence that helped convict the couple. Brandt chests sell as used furniture, not added antique value, for $150 or so. Q: My husband and I would like to sell a vase set that was a gift years ago from someone who traveled to Alaska. We think its made of ivory. Its finely carved with stems and flowers and has three vases, one shaped like a small bowl. The whole thing measures about 7 by 7 inches. Any clue what it might be worth? A: You have a smoking set that is made of soapstone, not ivory. The bowl is an ashtray and the other containers are meant to hold cigars, cigarettes and matches. Soapstone is a soft rock with a soapy feel that was carved into figurines and bowls in many countries in the 19th and 20th centuries. Its popular with Alaska Native artists because its widely available, easy to carve, and resists acids and chemicals, but your gift looks like those made in Asia. Soapstone has heatretaining properties that make it good for foot warmers or griddles. Many soapstone pieces have designs that are pierced like your set. Your smoking set probably was made in the early 20th century and is NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 THATS LIFE! A Toast To Sinatra Brian Lane Green Lee Lessack John BoswellGeneral: $37 | Loge: $42 | Student/Child: $5 Includes a champagne toast!FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11 8 PM | SCHEIN HALL MARKS BOX OFFICE: 239-395-0900 | BIG ARTS CENTER 900 Dunlop Road | Sanibel, FL 33957 See a full listing of this seasons programs at www.BIGARTS.org
This hard-to-find nickel-plated pair of bookends by Russel Wright is called Libbiloo. The pair was estimated at auction in 2015 for $10,000-$15,000.worth between $60 and $125. Q: Im trying to get some information on a 1930s Budweiser beer kegerator I have. Is this something someone would collect, or would it go to a museum or some other place? It was made by New Delphos Mfg. A: A kegerator is a draft beer dispenser and refrigerated container that holds a keg of beer. They were made for bars and saloons in the early 1900s but werent made during Prohibition (19191933). Kegerators for home use were made after home brewing became legal again in 1978. The New Delphos Manufacturing Company started out as the Delphos Can Co. in 1898. It became Delphos Manufacturing Company in 1906, then New Delphos Manufacturing Company in 1922. The company made gas and oil cans, funnels, g utters, c onductor pipe, poultryand hog-feeding equipment, water coolers and other items. It was bought by Crunden Martin in 1988. That company went bankrupt in 1990. New kegerators sell for about $200. A working old one is worth at least that much. Q: How much is the 1940s sheet music for Connecticut worth? It reads Featured by Judy Garland and has a photograph of her on the cover. A: The song Connecticut was written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, and the sheet music was published in 1946. Judy Garland (1922-1969) was born Frances Ethel Gumm. Her parents were vaudeville performers. Judy started singing as Baby Gumm when she was about two years old. She signed a contract with movie studio MGM in 1935. Most old sheet music sells online for about $5 to $10, unless it has some special appeal. There are collectors who specialize in Judy Garland memorabilia who might want this music and pay a little more. Q: How much is a set of brass fire tools with a hunting theme worth? It includes a poker, tongs, shovel, and holder. Its intricately carved with a rifle standing up, a dead rabbit and a dog resting on the base. I cant find any markings or dates. Does it have any value? A: Sets of fireplace tools are hard to sell. Plain brass fireplace tools, without intricate raised designs, sell for as low as $20-$30. Someone looking for fireplace tools with a hunting theme would be willing to pay more for your set. A set like yours sold online for about $100. Tip: If candle wax dripped on your polished mahogany dining room table, try this. Get the wax very cold by putting an unopened bag of frozen peas on it for about half an hour. Scrape the frozen wax off the table with a plastic spatula. Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel answer questions sent to the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or email addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of photographs, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The amount of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019.NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 C17 Join us for our Daily Nature Center Programs as we explore the natural environments of Southwest Florida. Meet Florida species up-close, and discover how the Conservancy of Southwest Florida works to protect our water, land, wildlife, and our future. FREE for Conservancy members. (Programs and times are subject to change.) For the most up-to-date schedule, visit www.conservancy.org/nature-center Protecting Southwest Floridas unique natural environment and quality of life ... now and forever. 1495 Smith Preserve Way Naples, Florida 34102 239.262.0304 www.conservancy.org (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 made by February 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 Up to 49 FREE Shore ExcursionsFlawless French Rivera April 13-23, 2016Barcelona RomePLUS $400 Shipboard Credit* Up to 40 FREE Shore ExcursionsBold Alaska Landscapes June 29-July 6, 2016Vancouver AnchoragePLUS $400 Shipboard Credit*Best of Europe May 30-June 6, 2016Lisbon LondonPLUS $200 Shipboard Credit* Up to 31 FREE Shore Excursions Up to 46 FREE Shore ExcursionsGlaciers & Fjords July 11-23, 2016Reykjavik CopenhagenPLUS $900 Shipboard Credit* ADDITIONAL ITINERARIES AVAILABLE
An Irish Christmas will help make St. Patricks Day parade possibleSt. Patricks Day is still a few months away, but the Naples St. Patrick Foundations first fundraiser to pave the way for its annual parade celebrating the Emerald Isle is coming up soon. An Irish Christmas, with music, dance and storytelling in the Irish tradition, takes place at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the Sugden Community Theatre. Performers include Wolfhound, Celtic Spirit School of Irish Dance and the Harp & Thistle Pipe Band. Tickets for $35 are available by calling the theater box office at 263-7990 or online at naplesplayers.org. Also coming up to help raise parade funds and to support the foundations scholarship fund: The 2016 Irish History Lecture Series at the Naples Womans Club, 570 Park St. Heres the schedule: Thursday, Jan. 14: Matt Knight of the University of South Florida Libraries will discuss the role played by newspapers and the popular press in Irish nationalism in the revolutionary period (1916) in both Ireland and the United States. Mr. Knight has a masters degree in Celtic languages and literatures is from Harvard University.Thursday, Feb. 13: Guest speaker Timothy Sutton, Ph.D., is director of communication arts and assistant professor of English at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. He will discuss the Irish Easter 1916 Uprising, which led to Irelands independence from Great Britain, in connection with the United Irish Uprising of 1798. Thursday, March 18: Jennifer Dukes, Ph.D., will discuss the life and times of St. Patrick and Ireland in the Viking Age. Her doctorate is from Harvard in Celtic languages and literatures and medieval studies. Tickets for each lecture are $20. Call 227-5350 or visit naplesparade.com for reservations or more information. The Naples St. Patricks Day Parade receives no public funding. In addition to making the parade possible for the past 40 years, the Naples St. Patrick Foundation supports high school music programs throughout Southwest Florida and provides college scholarships to deserving young people in the region. The Celtic Spirit School of Irish Dance will perform. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 AN EVENING OF DINNER, DANCING & DRINKS JOIN US FOR A NEW YEARS EVE PARTY AT NAPLES GRANDE BEACH RESORT DECEMBER 31 2015 at 7:30 p.m. featuring live music by Larry Coryell gourmet dinner buffet, champagne toast & cash bar BUY TICKETS NOW at a price of $149++ per person Overnight packages also available. CALL (844) 618-9513 | 475 SEAGATE DRIVE, NAPLES, FL 34103 | NAPLESGRANDE.COM/NYE *Available in most restaurants. At participating McDonalds. 015 McDonalds Let there be breakfast. Florida Weekly is available at participating Southwest Florida McDonalds locations.
Swing Ye Noel brings big band tunes to townWhat could become the new holiday tradition in town takes place Monday evening, Dec. 14, when William Nolls Big Band makes its regional public debut with Swing Ye Noel! at the Sugden Community Theatre. Two shows will be presented at 5:30 and 8 p.m. Mr. Noll is known locally mainly for his performances of the music of Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. But hes also well versed in the big band repertoire. My big band in Atlanta played three sold-out holiday concerts every year in Spivey Hall, he says, adding he has assembled an ensemble of musicians from throughout Florida for Swing Ye Noel! The program will reflect unique arrangements of holiday melodies along with traditional tunes from the collections of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey and Duke Ellington. It will also include arrangements commissioned and recorded by Mr. Noll. Tickets for $50 can purchased by calling the box office at 263-7990 or online at naplesplayers.org. WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 C19 WhereHealth Meets Beauty OUR MISSION IS TO MAKE PATIENT SATISFACTION A PRIORITY AMONGST YOUR BEAUTY NEEDS AND TO MAKE YOUR JOURNEY AS STRESS-FREE AS POSSIBLE. LOOK AND FEEL YOUNG AGAIN! Anne Lord-Tomas D.O.FACOOGCOSMETO-GYNECOLOGY Bioidentical Hormones/Pellets Labiaplasty/Vaginaplasty ThermiVA Botox/Fillers Non-Invasive Body Contourning Robert E. Tomas D.O.FACOSCOSMETIC SURGERYSmartLipo Liposuction Abdominoplasty Tummy Tuck Precision Neck Lift Non-Invasive Body Contouring Botox/Fillers BEFOREAFTER BEFOREAFTER BEFOREAFTER Call for your consultation today!239.243.8222ufirstrejuvenation.comAAAASF CERTIFIED FACILITY Now Accepting New Patients!FORT MYERS CAPE CORAL NAPLES ESTERO NATIONWIDE: 877-UFIRSTHEALTH12640 WORLD PLAZA LANE, BUILDING 71, FORT MYERS, FL 33907 U FIRST SURGICAL CENTER AAAASF CERTIFIED FACILITY MAKING QUALITY COSMETIC SURGERY AFFORDABLE WITH ONE ALL INCLUSIVE PRICE! YOUR BODY CONTOUR CENTER SmartLipo Liposuction Abdomen, Hip Rolls, Back & Thighs Only 1 Treatment, Local Sedation Precision Neck Lift Treatment for Sagging Necks Non-Invasive Body Contouring Ultrashape VelashapeCOSMETO-GYNECOLOGY ThermiVA Nonsurgical Vaginal Rejuvenation No down time! Feminine Cosmetic Surgery Biodentical Hormones Botox/Fillers Centrally Located Just Off U.S. 41933 Creech Road, Suite 7 Naples, Florida 34103(in the Seabreeze Plaza)239.263.8400Owned and Operated by Gregg SariDrop-Offs WelcomeUnique Designer Fashions & Vintage Accessories Follow Our Inventory on Wine Down Wednesdays Sip & Shop Until 8 p.m. Private Appointments AvailableBottega Veneta, Cole Haan, Jill Sanders, Gucci, Herms Great Stop for Designers and Realtors. 5 5 OPEN MON-SAT 10-6Hooker, Hitchcock, Lillian August, outdoor furniture and more. NOLL
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ENTIRE BILL SAVE THE DATE Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida welcomes funny and frank sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer as guest speaker at the 12th annual Choice Affair gala set for Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. The radio and TV personality with the distinctive accent follows other entertaining and well-known people at the podium for previous Choice Affair evenings including Gloria Steinem, Ellen Goodman, Jane Fonda, Kathleen Turner, Anna Quindlen, Ashley Judd and Lawrence ODonnell. Tickets start at $350 and include cocktails, a silent auction and dinner. For more information, call (941) 365-3913, ext. 1167, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Planned Parenthood of Collier County, Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando and Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida merged into a single affiliate July 1. Now covering 22 counties and operating 12 health centers, including centers in Naples, Immokalee and Fort Myers, the expanded Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida serves 39,000 patients annually. The Choice Affair supports health, family planning and educational services in the community. A Breakfast at Tiffanys brunch to benefit the Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. For ticket information, call Amy Snyder at 263-9200 or email email@example.com. The Immokalee Child Care Center holds its annual Diamond Ball from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at Club Pelican Bay. The White Party affair features dinner, a live auction by Scott Robertson Auctioneers and dancing to the Robert Williamson Band. For more information, call Bruce Barone Jr. at 261-1774 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Community Foundation of Collier County hosts its third annual Power of the Purse luncheon Friday, Dec. 11, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. The event will feature a keynote speaker, drawings for 25 designer handbags and the announcement of the 2016 Women of Initiative honorees. The event is co-chaired by Jackie Pierce and Betty Aymar. For more information, call 6495000 or visit cfcollier.org. Conversation and information are on the menu along with lunch at Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Floridas Voices of Choice luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15. A Conversation with CEO Barbara Zdravecky will take place at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. A Planned Parenthood leader and activist for decades, Ms. Zdravecky will update guests on Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida in light of an eventful summer. Tickets for $55 can be purchased through Dec. 8 online at ppswcf.org/events or by calling (941) 365-3913, ext. 1167. Jewish Family & Community Services of Southwest Florida and the Naples Senior Center host An Evening for Better Tomorrows on Saturday, Jan. 9, at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. For more information, call 325-4444 or visit jfcsswfl. org. The 10th annual Wishmakers Ball to benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida takes place Saturday, Jan. 9, at Quail West Golf & Country Club. Rick and Brenda Brown of the Brown Realty Group at Downing-Frye are this years chairs. The evening includes cocktail hour, dinner and live and silent auctions. Tickets for $250, and sponsorship packages start at $2,500. Call Lesley Colantonio at 992-9474, ext. 22, or email email@example.com. The Aqua Gala to benefit the Guadalupe Center takes place Wednesday evening, Jan. 13, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. For more information, contact Megan Becker by calling 657-7124 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Shelter for Abused Women & Children holds its 16th annual Mending Broken Hearts with Hope luncheon Friday, Jan. 15, at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Tickets are $350. For more information, contact Susan Utz by calling 775-3862, ext. 261, or emailing email@example.com. The Jewish Federation of Collier County hosts its annual Power of Community dinner and show Saturday, Jan. 16, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Comedian Freddie Roman will headline A Return to the Catskill Mountains. Tickets are $150. For more information, call Jeffrey Feld at 263-4205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope for Haitis 2016 gala, Back to Our Roots, takes place Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. Guests will enjoy cocktails and hors doeuvres while watching the sunset over Naples Bay. Dinner and dancing to live music by Paradise will follow. The 2016 JoAnne M. Kuehner Heart of Gold Award will be presented to Arthrex in recognition of its tremendous and storied support of Hope for Haiti over the years. Tickets are $250, and sponsorship opportunities are available. For reservations or more information, call 434-7183, ext. 203. The sixth annual Home, Hope & Healing luncheon to benefit Youth Haven takes place Wednesday, Jan. 20, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Guest speaker is Jeanette Walls, whose memoir The Glass Castle has been a New York Times bestseller for more than six years. Lionsgate has purchased the rights to Ms. Walls story and has cast Jennifer Lawrence to star in the movie. Luncheon chairs are Jill and Steve Miller. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Shelly Long at Youth Haven by calling 687-5155 or emailing email@example.com. The David Lawrence Center hosts Live Life in Color! on Saturday, Jan. 23, at Naples Botanical Garden. Rather than transporting guests to a faraway land, as has been the galas signature tradition for many years, the 2016 fundraiser focuses on life right here in paradise. William and Pat Barton are honorary co-chairs; Polly Keller and William and Kathleen ONeill are cochairs. Performance artist, entertainer and speaker Michael Israel will paint to live music, with the resulting artwork to be auctioned off after dinner. Tickets are $500 ($1,200 for VIP privileges). For more information, visit davidlawrencecenter.org. The second annual Eyeball Soiree to benefit the Bonita Springs Lions Eye Clinic takes place from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at The Club at Mediterra. BMO Harris Bank is the title sponsor. With the theme I Only Have Eyes For You, the evening includes cocktail hours and dinner, live entertainment, mystery and live auctions and awards to two doctors who donate their time to the clinic. For tickets or sponsorship information, call Trish Leonard at 398-9999, email trish@trishleonard. com or visit eyeballsoiree.com. Literacy Volunteers of Collier County hosts Between the Covers with Elaine Newton: How to be Your Own Book Critic, a luncheon and program Thursday, Jan. 28, at Stonebridge Country Club. Tickets are $75. For more information, call 262-4448, ext. 301. The 2016 Naples Winter Wine Festival: Great Expectations takes place Jan. 29-31. Ticket packages are limited to 580 guests and start at $10,000 per couple. A $25,000 package includes reserved seating for a party of four at a vintner dinner and under the grand auction tent. To inquire about tickets, contact Barrett Farmer by calling 514-2239 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The United Arts Council of Collier County hosts the 10th annual Stars in the Arts luncheon and awards presentation Wednesday, Feb. 17, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. Mally Khorasantchi and Jane Borders are co-chairs. Nominations for the awards are being accepted through Oct. 1. For more information, call 254-8242 or visit collierarts.com. The 2016 Avow Butterfly Ball takes flight Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. The event is organized by members of the Avow Founding Womens Board. Tickets are $300, with all proceeds benefitting the hospice, palliative care and grief support programs offered by Avow. Sponsorship, underwriting and in-kind donation opportunities are available. For more information call 261-4404. The eighth annual Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest takes place Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26-27, 2016, in private homes from Naples to Captiva Island and at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. Pitbladdo Holdings LLC is the title sponsor for the festival that benefits Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida as well as the pediatric nursing program at Florida SouthWestern State College and the music therapy program at Florida Gulf Coast University. The 2015 event raised more than $3.3 million. For ticket information, call 513-7990 or visit swflwinefest. org. Email details about your charity gala or fundraising soiree to Cindy Pierce at email@example.com. ZDRAVECKY ROMAN DR. RUTH
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C25 Available In Any Dollar Amount, Theyre the PERFECT GIFT For Any Event! Visit the Rib City in your Neighborhood Today! Find a Location & View Our Menu at www.ribcity.com Mary Vergin and Bruce Robertson Bruce Graeve, Myrna Diaz, Jeanne Advani and Nancy Graev Rachel DeHanas and Cindy Crane Erin Wolfe and Austin Bell Nancy Garrison and Lori Wagor Cindy Crane, Jack DeHanas, Ed Crane and Rachel DeHanas Karen Brieger, Elaine Michaelis and Joyce PastoreLike us on Facebook.com/NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. Visit oridaweekly.com to view our Society photo albums and purchase any pictures you want. We also welcome submissions for our Society pages. Be sure to include rst and last names and email high-resolution jpgs to cpierce@ oridaweekly.com. SOCIETYPartying like its 1965 with the Marco Island Historical Society COURTESY PHOTOS The Only Naples Restaurant Where Fresh Seafood is Flown in Daily From New England! 4221 East Tamiami Trail, Naples 239.455.5111billssteakandseafood.com Not responsible for typographical errors. Specials good November 29 though December 5. CHEF BILLS SPECIALS SERVED ALL DAY!32 oz. Tomahawk steak with two 1 lb. Maine lobsters served with chowder, salad, baked potato and veggies.Twin 1 lb. Maine lobsters with chowder, corn on the cob and drawn butter.8 oz. let with 4 oz. lobster tail topped with a champagne cream sauce served with baked potato and veggies.Pan seared sea scallops served with a crab stued tomato and baked potato. CHEF BILLS DINNER SPECIALS Served All Day!
Preview night for The Foreigner by The Naples Players at the Sugdenwww.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 Jody Alexander, C. Arthur Pearson, Richard Ryder and Kay Ryder Jason Thomas, Gina and Halston Thomas, Lori Broderick and Gary Broderick Brigid Wallace, Lennon Ritter and Misha Ritter JamieLynn Bucci, Judith Santos and Jackie MorelisseSuzanne Goudeau, Brett Marston and Mary Wallace Donald Shapiro, Sheila Clarke, Theodore Robinson and Arlene Shapiro Emily Cisserella, Emily Smith, Chase Lilenthal and Brittany Lealman Dina Sewell and Michael Finkel John Moter and Jane Graham Kate Henry, John Henry and Carolyn Johnson Barbara Zdravecky, Stephen Teaford and Barbara TeafordBernie Turner, Rita Turner and Jan Chester Bonnie Yarrington, Fred Yarrington, George Wainscott and Marilyn WainscottLike us on Facebook.com/NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. Visit oridaweekly.com to view our Society photo albums and purchase any pictures you want. We also welcome submissions for our Society pages. Be sure to include rst and last names and email high-resolution jpgs to cpierce@ oridaweekly.com. SOCIETYPlanned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida CEO updates local supporters COURTESY PHOTOS DREW ATTANASIO / COURTESY PHOTOS
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 HOLIDAYHappiness! EXPERIENCE bt b b t (nb f) | trb, | Nrb.WnbSrb. | ..*One or multiple gift cards in a single purchase. Lesley Colantonio and Jeff Jerome Jonathan Newell and Amanda Erwin Charlie McDonald and Shannon Lefevre Lisa Lipman and Andy Lipman Donna McFarland and Evelyn Cannata Shari Peck and Renee Kennedy Edwards Eric Meyer and PJ Fuerstmann-Meyer Brenda Melton and Patrick Dearborn Matthew Fuller, Aaron Nee, Robin Hauser Reynolds, Matthew Leutwyler and Adam Nee Shaina Fewell, Shannon Franklin, Kathleen VanBergen and Zach FranklinLike us on Facebook.com/NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. Visit oridaweekly.com to view our Society photo albums and purchase any pictures you want. We also welcome submissions for our Society pages. Be sure to include rst and last names and email high-resolution jpgs to cpierce@ oridaweekly.com. SO C I E TYRed carpet opening night for the Naples International Film Festival CHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC28 WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 TiFOR GIVINGTh Seaso Buy a $100 Gift CardPromotion Valid November 27 to December 31, 2015Get One for $20239-263-1955 BarbatellaNaples.com1290 3rd Street South Naples, FL 34102 239-434-7258 SeaSaltNaples.com1186 3rd Street South Naples, FL 34102 CUISINE NEWSAs big as a house: gingerbread, Ritz-Carlton-style BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.comFor some people, visions of sugarplums, figgy pudding, eggnog and other culinary delights are what make the holiday season special. If you have a soft spot for seasonal food fantasies, head over to The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort to see the regions largest gingerbread house. Constructed by the resorts pastry team with Executive Pastry Chef Sebastien Theiffine as foreman, the structure is 12-plus feet tall and boasts nearly 2,000 gingerbread shingles and 800 pounds of candy, all held together with royal icing made of 44 pounds of egg whites and almost 400 pounds of sugar. Inside the Swiss chalet-inspired house are a Christmas tree, a chair for Santa, a fireplace and traditional furnishings and dcor. The pastry team spent six months preparing gingerbread and other items that went into the house. Visitors to the hotel can marvel at it in the lobby through December. For more information, including a complete schedule of holiday events at the property, visit ritzcarlton.com/naples.The Continental adds sommelierThe Continental has added a full-time sommelier to assist guests in selecting wines for their meal and to manage the restaurants wine list. Higor Valle worked with the restaurant as a server and has obtained sommelier certifications over the last year since the establishment opened. Currently, he holds a Court of Masters Level 2 certification and is working toward being a Level 3 Advanced Sommelier. A good Napa Cab is like a great rock n roll song. A good Burgundy is like a symphony from Bach, he says. The response to good wine and good music is usually the same: The one enjoying them would close their eyes, dwell on the details of the experience, smile and utter an mmmmm at the end. Mr. Valle is the first dedicated sommelier at any DAmico & Partners restaurant, whose local holdings also include Campiello, Caf & Bar Lurcat and Masa. Ten staff members throughout the company have level 1 or 2 certifications, but Valle is the first and only employee specifically dedicated to wine. As our wait staff guides our guests through the culinary program, we wanted to offer the same level of wine knowledge and service, says Irene Wigley, general manager at The Continental. For more information about The Continental or to make a reservation, call 6590007 or visit continentalnaples.com. Take note Culinary Concepts has named Sharon Overson, former lunch manager at Yabba Island Grill, the new general manager at Pazzo! Cucina Italiana. For more information about the company and its local restaurants, call 261-3962 or visit gr8tfood. net. Meredays Brasserie at Bayfront hosts its Holiday Sparkle Dinner from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3. The four-course wine dinner also includes a welcome reception; live and silent auctions of jewelry from Diamond District, premium wine packages and excursions; and complimentary valet parking. Proceeds benefit The Zonta Foundation of Naples and its efforts on behalf of PACE Center for Girls-Collier at Immokalee. Tickets are $100. For more information, call 261-2586 or visit meredaysbrasseriebayfront.com. Dagnys Spirits hosts a free wine and liquor tasting from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3. Monthly wine tastings begin again Thursday, Jan. 28. For more information, call 384-9241 or visit dagnysspirits.com. Agave Bar & Grill launches a kids cooking class for its monthly coloring contest winners at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. Executive Chef Scott Beale and his culinary team create specials that highlight their skills. For more information, call 598-3473 or visit agavenaples.com. Vom Fass celebrates its first anniversary at Mercato with live music and grab bags from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. Guitarist Mason Williams will perform while guests enjoy chocolate caramel brownies garnished with raspberry vinegar pearls and Kir cocktails. Free. For more information, call 513-0103 or visit vomfassnaples.com. Campiello offers its annual Natalizie menu to celebrate the holidays with Italian seasonal favorites. Through Wednesday, Dec. 30, guests can enjoy apple and taleggio pizza, lamb chops with vegetable gratin, squid ink bucatini with diver scallops and Panettone bread pudding with orang e-butte r sauce. For reservations or more information, call 435-1166 or visit campiello.damico.com. Naples Green Scene holds its Green Gala Wednesday, Dec. 16, at Kensington Golf & Country Club. The organization is a wellness community that promotes plant-based diets. On the menu: vegetable crudits with roasted tomato hummus, roasted winter beet carpaccio, wild mushroom stew and a caramelized carrot and date parfait with grape nut raisin crunch. Tickets are $58 and reservations are required. Email lindaverson@gmail. com or visit meetup.com/Naples-GreenScene-A-Plant-Powered-Community/. Want to work on your skills in the kitchen? Here are some cooking classes on the front burner: The Good Life of Naples, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4663 or goodlifenaples.com Eastern Mediterranean Cuisine: Friday, Dec. 11 ($65); Herbs & Spices: Thursday, Dec. 17 ($60). Sur La Table, 9501 Strada Place, Mercato; 598-1463 or surlatable.com Perfect Spanish Paella: Friday, Dec. 4 ($69); Holiday Entertaining with Bon Apetit Magazine: Saturday, Dec. 5 ($69); Date Night Flavors of Italy: Saturday, Dec. 5 ($69); Perfect Spanish Paella: Sunday, Dec. 6 ($69); Amazing One-Pot Meals: Sunday, Dec. 6 ($69); Thai Favorites at Home: Monday, Dec. 7 ($69); Vegetarian Holiday Dishes: Tuesday, Dec. 8 ($69); French Favorites with Le Creuset: Wednesday, Dec. 9 ($100). Email food and dining news to Lindsey Nesmith at firstname.lastname@example.org. The public is welcome to admire the giant gingerbread house in the lobby at The RitzCarlton Beach Resort through December. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 C29 THE DISH The Dish: Reuben Sandwich The Price: $8.99 The Place: Peppers Butcher & Deli 4165 Corporate Square The Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MondayFriday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday The Full Menu: peppersnaples.com The Details: I dont find myself puttering around East Naples very often, let alone doing so on an empty stomach, so I often forget about Peppers until Im practically on top of it. Inevitably, I make a hard u-turn on Radio Road so I can indulge in one of its tasty menu items whether Im hungry or not. This scenario played out again recently and I very quickly found myself noodling around on my smartphone and waiting for a Reuben stacked high with house-made corned beef, melted Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing. I happily snarfed it down as I usually do and vowed next time to take home a pound or two of the high-quality meats and sausages that are displayed in the deli case. One More Thing: Peppers is much more than just a tasty lunch spot: Its owned by a German-certified master butcher and his wife, who prepare all the food and deli meats by hand, inhouse. Additionally, they have a retail operation that specializes in German groceries and is a great place to pick up holiday delicacies. We stop in every spring to fill Easter baskets with tasty and interesting chocolate treats. Currently, the store has a great selection of stollen and other Christmas goodies. Lindsey Nesmith email@example.com Experience the Difference Good Taste Makes.MondayThursday 11:30am9:00pm 1427 Pine Ridge Road, #105, Naples True Neapolitan Pizza and Authentic Italian Food WEEKENDHAPPY HOURSaturday & Sunday :00pmEnjoy Half Price on House Wines, Domestic Beers and Select Appetizers! wwwNoodlesCafe.comCatering 25
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 Naples Best Steak & Seafood House on the Water Open Sunday-Thursday 4 to 9 p.m. Open Friday-Saturday 4 to 10 p.m. Reservations Accepted 239.261.0622 Reservations 239.261.0622 T-MICHAELS.COM Make your Christmas Dinner RESERVATIONS 12 to 8 p.m. Now Taking New Years RESERVATIONS! Gift Cards Available!Buy a $100 gift card and get an additional $20!T-Michaels Winterfest Special Deals Including Our $19 Prime Rib! Choose From: NY Strip Steak & Shrimp, NY Strip Steak & Chicken, Pork Strip Steak & Shrimp, Basa Fish or Salmon TEPPAN DINNER FOR 2 $39.95 SUNDAY-THURSDAY ALL NIGHT FRIDAY-SATURDAYUNTIL 6:00 PM naplesfujiyama.com239.261.43322555 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34103Not available with other promotions. Hours subject to change. Offer expires December 23, 2015. OPEN CHRISTMAS EVECLOSED CHRISTMAS DAYGIFT CARDS AVAILABLE! HAPPY HOUR 5-7 PAST REPASTSHere are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews: Araya Sushi Asian Grill, 2650 Immokalee Road, Naples; 593-3344 The creators of Fuji Sushi Bar & Asian Bistro, Jon and On Augsondthung, also run the somewhat more upscale Araya. Like Fuji, it offers a wide range of sushi as well as cooked Thai and Japanese dishes. Stop in for the stellar sushi but stay to explore the cooked fare. Try any of the dozen yakitori items, priced by the skewer, and specials such as sauted chicken livers with asparagus or mainstays like spicy tuna nachos and carpaccio of hamachi with jalapenos. A tiger roll (shrimp tempura with asparagus, avocado, rice, seaweed, sesame seeds, masago, smoked salmon, eel and wakame) was huge and wonderful. A nightly special, the mummy roll, contained spicy blue crab in rice paper with mango sauce, tobiko and gold flake. Grilled salmon with baby bok choy and lychee duck curry were as delicious as the sushi. For dessert, try the Tokyo sundae (sticky rice, green tea ice cream, red bean paste, lychee and coconut). Beer and wine served. Food: 1/2 Service: 1/2 Atmosphere: 1/2 Reviewed July 2014 The Other Side Bistro, 24630 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 9927433 The breadth of experience and wisdom Chef Brian McCarley has accumulated over several years and several restaurants comes together artfully in a tantalizing mlange of American dishes reinterpreted through classical French principles. Humble diner fare such as meatloaf, for instance, is transformed by a cabernet sauvignon demi-glace made from scratch. Its not all ampedup comfort food, though. Surprises pop up throughout the menu, such as artichoke hearts stuffed with goat cheese and quinoa and a rarely seen side dish of rich pommes Anna. Chef McCarley knows how to transform a meat-andpotatoes dish into something special, like feathery gnocchi tucked into slowcooked short rib meat and rich mushroom sauce. Seared snapper managed to be straightforward and sophisticated at the same time; the huge, moist fillet had a gorgeous bronze crust and was complemented by tomato-fennel compote and saffron-white-wine sauce. Save room for homemade desserts. Beer and wine served. Food: 1/2 Service: Atmosphere: 1/2 Reviewed April 2014 Patrics, 2091 Pine Ridge Road, Naples; 596-7708 Long-time area chef Patric Achilles and his husband, Gary Teater, are back serving breakfast and lunch in a joint named, not surprisingly, Patrics. The owners are as friendly and charming as ever. There are loads of breakfast and lunch items, including paleo options (proteins, veggies, fruits, roots and nuts), of which the chef is a devotee. Want gluten free? Theyve got that, too. Those have no such dietary limitations should try the Brie-stuffed French toast with peaches for a decadent, satisfying start to the day. The pot roast skillet was a hearty blend of home fries, pot roast, gravy, onions, eggs, cheddar cheese and a fresh biscuit. Even if youre full, take home some homemade chocolate-chocolate chip cookies for later. Food: 1/2 Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed June 2014 Rumba Cuban Cafe, 1265 AirportPulling Road; 659-2996 The former Fernandez the Bulls southerly location is in good hands with Chef Jorge Reyes, who used to work there, at the helm. His family infuses Rumba with the same warm, family flavor its predecessor had. And the foods still great, too. Skip the mojito (they dont have a liquor license and use orange wine) and go for the sangria instead. Rumba chips (long, crisp plantain strips served with nicely seasoned ground beef) are good for a starter. The tamales were also tasty. Both the ropa vieja (shredded flank steak with tomato sauce) and lechon asado (big marinated and roasted chunks of pork) were excellent with sides of plantains, white rice and black beans. For dessert? You cant go wrong with flan or tres leches cake. Beer and wine served. Food: 1/2 Service:Atmosphere: Reviewed February 2015 Veranda E, Escalante Hotel, 290 Fifth Ave. S., Naples; 325-3474 A secret garden hidden just off bustling Fifth Avenue South, Veranda E is an outstanding establishment serving creative food in a lush, subtropical setting. When the weather is good, reserve a table in the courtyard, where tables are dressed in white linens and overlook the hotels pool. Do not miss the Veranda E calamari, a dish that may have ruined me for all other calamari preparations. Done kung pao style, it is tenderized and breaded, fried to a golden brown and topped with peanuts, peppers, chives and a spicy-sweet sauce. Also good were the Gulf shrimp with white stone ground corn grits and Creole bacon sauce; salad with Asian pear, Humboldt Fog cheese, organic baby greens and walnut vinaigrette; Hawaiian salmon with strawberry-basil relish and verjus rouge; the boneless beef short ribs; and the house-made lemon ginger ice cream with fresh berries. Chef Bryan Sutton knows his way around the kitchen and also has a thriving organic garden from which he plucks herbs and veggies. Full bar. Food: Service:1/2 Atmosphere 1/2 Reviewed October 2014 Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 700 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102 239.659.7008 | VerginaRestaurant.com Vergina, The Taste Youll Never Forget in a Place Youll Always Remember! CALL 239.659.7008 TO RESERVE YOUR TABLE Gift Cards Available Choose Vergina For All Your Special Menus CUISINESteaks are only a small slice of the delights Jimmy Ps Charred offersYes, Jimmy Ps is a steakhouse. How could it not be when it adjoins the acclaimed Jimmy Ps Butcher Shop & Deli, from which the best restaurants in town acquire their top-flight beef, not to mention bison, venison, elk, ground camel (OK, I havent seen that on a menu but the store carries it) and all manner of wursts? It is, however, so much more than a steakhouse. And that is a very good thing. The typical steakhouse specializes in insanely priced slabs of beef that come with nothing else on the plate. Long-time readers of this column have read my rants about this before, so I will keep it short. While Jimmy Ps offers a la carte cuts (steaks, pork and a selection of seafood) along with nine choices of a la carte veggies and six a la carte sauces, the menu also features several entrees that hallelujah! include vegetables in the price. So unless you have your heart set on the 16-ounce #7 N.Y. strip or the 32-ounce #4 Porterhouse and you happen to have a money tree growing in your back yard, I can highly recommend one of the eight house specialties or a nightly special. The website lets you know right off that things are different here. This will be a friendly and relaxed place, not fancy or stuffy, it says. The staff will work hard to make you feel at home. This is not hype. We found it all to be true. Some customers had more tattoos than clothing, and were treated as well as those of us in more natty attire. The dining room is rustic with lots of wood and a long faux fireplace, its flames dancing merrily, along one wall. The only atmospheric improvements Id make are to add a real fire and perhaps a few more lumens of light. It was mighty chilly, and my dining companion and I regretted leaving our sweaters at home; we also spotted a few people breaking out the flashlights on their phones to peruse the menu. On the plus side, however, it was truffle night, our affable and knowledgeable server, William, informed us, as he proceeded to wax lyrical about the specials, each of which was garnished with black or white truffles or both. Like the website, he did not overstate the splendor of these dishes. Charred has an exceptionally talented chef in Chris Degenova. Not only does he know his way around a steak, he makes his own burrata, focaccia, pasta, sauces and desserts. Everything was outstanding. It wasnt simply a matter of flavor, either. This is a chef who understands that Americans eat with their eyes, and so dishes were also lavishly plated. Lets start with the focaccia served with an addictive mix of mascarpone, Bing cherries, thyme and butter. Its a good thing our appetizers came quickly or Id have finished the bread and that sweet spread. While you could have meat of some ilk for a starter, we chose to venture beyond land animals, opting for a couple of specials. The first was tuna tartare ($21) shaped into a square, topped with exquisite truffle cream, a hard-boiled quail egg, crisp shoestring potatoes, bits of shaved black truffles, tiny edible flowers and accompanied by a side of crisp homemade chips. A little pricey? Yes, but the truffle cream was worth the price all by itself. The second special was a spectacular salad ($17) composed of creamy house made burrata, heirloom tomatoes, golden beets, microgreens, shaved black truffles, more edible flowers and a delicate basil citrique. It was large enough to be an entre, and every element was delicious. From the menus House Specialties section, I selected the surf and turf ($48), a 6-ounce Wagyu petite filet mignon, a 6-ounce lobster tail, grilled asparagus and roasted garlic and rosemary mashed potatoes. It wasnt an inexpensive dish, but I have paid that much (or more) for a steak alone at some establishments. This one was done to a perfect medium with a well-seasoned charred exterior. The sweet, tender lobster had been lifted out of the shell for easy eating. It came with clarified butter and lemon but needed neither. The asparagus were tender-crisp and the rosemary and garlic gave the potatoes great flavor. My partners special pasta ($50) was house-made trophie a small, stickshaped variety studded with lobster, crab and black and white truffles. The pasta paired perfectly with the shellfish and truffles and clearly honored the chefs Italian roots. For dessert, we shared a lemon-goat cheese meringue ($8) with graham crust and a wild berry coulis so intensely blackberry and raspberry flavored I hesitated not a second in wiping up as much as I could with my index finger. Did I mention the well-chosen wine list? We enjoyed a delicious Ponzi pinot noir, and there were at least a dozen other selections in the $55-$75 range that would have satisfied as well. Again, true to the websites claim, our server was delightful. He urged us to consider this New Years Eve and sit back and relax. He and the server attendant took great care of us. We never felt rushed or forgotten. He knew the menu well and kept a close eye on our wine glasses, filling them before we felt the need to. If its not evident already, I loved this place. Its not inexpensive but portions are bountiful, quality is exceptional and so is the service. Make a reservation. I predict it will be one of the hot dining spots this season and for good reason. karen FELDMANcuisine@floridaweekly.com Jimmy Ps Charred1833 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 643-6328 Ratings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: >> Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday >> Reservations: Highly recommended >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $10-$21; entrees, $22-$75 >> Beverages: Full bar, extensive wine list >> Seating: Booths, banquettes, tables, high tops at the bar >> Specialties of the house: Steaks >> Volume: Moderate >> Parking: Free lot >> Website: jimmypscharred.com Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDAWEEKLYA special salad featured house-made burrata, heirloom tomatoes, golden beets, truffles and microgreens. Surf and turf, a house specialty, comes with roasted garlic and rosemary mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. Lemon-goat cheese meringue with wild berry coulis is an excellent way to end the meal.
YOUR GUIDE TO NEW HOME COMMUNITIES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA Stock Development and Stock Signature Homes invite you to open your hearts by attending the final weekend of a company-wide open house event. The Open House, Open Hearts event will benefit the 2015 Toys and Joys Holiday Toy Drive, an initiative of the Collier Building Industry Association for more than ten years. The event brings holiday joy to 2,000 children in Southwest Florida each year. Join those who have shared an unwrapped gift as they visited 40 model residences and move-in ready homes in Stocks distinctive communities and neighborhoods, including Bay Woods at Bonita Bay, Paseo, Hidden Harbour, Renaissance, Quail West, The Esplanade Golf & Country Club of Naples, TwinEagles, Lely Resort, and Fiddlers Creek. Open House, Open Hearts continues daily from noon to 4:00 p.m. through Sunday, December 6. Open House, Open Hearts showcases furnished models with luxurious interiors. Stocks Muirfield V and Glenmore models in the Arrezo neighborhood at Esplanade Golf & Country Club of Naples are two of the residences being featured in the event. The 3,375 square feet Muirfield V model is priced at $1,426,935 fully-furnished and features an interior by Jinx McDonald Interior Designs. The plan offers a splendid entry sequence and gallery hallway, a massive living room, formal dining room, island kitchen, breakfast area, four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, a study, an outdoor living area with a summer kitchen, walk-up bar, pool, and spa, and a three-car garage. The Glenmores 3,591 square feet great room floor plan includes four bedrooms, a study, four-and-a-half baths, a formal dining room and island kitchen, an outdoor living area with a fireplace, summer kitchen, pool and spa, and a three-car garage. The Glenmore is priced at $1,581,348 fully-furnished and showcases an interior by Soco Interiors. Perfectly suited to TwinEagles lifestyle and priced at $1,599,990 with furnishings, Stocks 3,699 square feet Regency Manor offers a four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath great room plan with a formal dining room, study, an island kitchen, an outdoor living area that includes covered lanai spaces, an optional summer kitchen and a pool and spa, and a three-car garage. The sophisticated interior by KVS Interior Design incorporates a neutral palette that transcends the interior space while establishing an affinity with the outdoors. The 4,732 square feet Mariposa estate model at Quail West offers a level of livability suited to Quail Wests lifestyle. The floor plan includes a grand parlour with a see through view, a grand room that flows into the homes gourmet kitchen and casual dining area, a formal dining room and wine room, a study, four bedrooms, five-and-ahalf baths, an outdoor living area with a summer kitchen, island bar, fireplace, pool, and spa. The Mariposa features an interior by Marc Michaels Interior Design and is priced at $3,499,000. Priced at $3,099,000 fully-furnished, the 4,403 square feet Casa Katrina estate at Quail West features an interior by Marc Michaels. The four-bedroom, four-and-ahalf bath plan offers a great room that opens to a covered lanai, a wet bar, formal dining room, a study, a double-island kitchen, and a game room opposite a private courtyard. The master suite features a sitting area and morning kitchen. The lanai includes a fireplace, an island kitchen, a pool, and spa. Stock Development encourages you to join its support of non-profit agencies in Southwest Florida committed to improving the quality of life for children and families. Stock gives back to the community as a partner of the Naples Education Foundations Champions for Learning, the Boys and Girls Club, the PACE Center for Girls Collier County, Builders Care of Lee County, the Golisano Childrens Museum, and the American Heart Association. Stock Development CEO Brian Stock was inducted in Junior Achievement of Southwest Floridas Business Hall of Fame, Collier County for his service as a role model for ethical and moral conduct among youth and business peers. To learn more about Stock Signature Homes collection of furnished models and move-in ready residences, visit StockDevelopment.com. SPONSORED CONTENTDECEMBER 3-9, 2015 Stock Developments Open House, Open Hearts event ends this weekend Perfectly suited to TwinEagles lifestyle and priced at $1,599,990 with furnishings, Stock Signature Homes 3,699 square feet Regency Manor showcases an interior by Kelli Sultan, ASID, NCIDQ, of KVS Interior Design. Stock Signature Homes 3,591 square feet Glenmore model at The Esplanade Golf & Country Club of Naples is priced at $1,579,303 fully-furnished and features an interior by Soco Interiors. Stock Signature Homes 3,591 square feet Glenmore model at The Esplanade Golf & Country Club of Naples is priced at $1,579,303 fully-furnished and features an interior by Soco Interiors.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYD2 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 London Bay Homes expands buy now opportunities with 15 new model homes in MediterraFifteen opportunities to buy a move-in ready model home await homebuyers at Mediterra, Naples nine-time Community of the Year. London Bay Homes is planning luxury single-family custom estate and villa model homes on a portion of the remaining homesites in the 95 percent sold-out community. And should history continue to repeat itself, most or all of the models will sell within the next year. For the past two years our model homes at Mediterra have sold during construction or soon after completion, said Mark Wilson, president and CEO of London Bay Homes. Models provide instant gratification for many buyers who like the idea of moving right in and enjoying Mediterras amenities and lifestyle. These 15 model homes are planned to showcase a variety of our floor plans with luxury interior design. Several will also feature exciting Coastal Contemporary architecture. Construction has already commenced on seven models with the others expected to begin in February and March 2016. The first will open in January, followed by the completion of six additional models shortly after. London Bay Homes has also translated six of its floor plans at Mediterra into luxurious model homes currently open for viewing. The homes provide visitors a true sense of home and community and feature professional interiors by Romanza Interior Design. The new models will feature at least three or four bedrooms and elegant, inviting interior design by Romanza. Several will overlook rolling golf course fairways, sparkling lakes and lush nature preserves in the Serata, Cortile, Lucarno, Cabreo and Terrazza neighborhoods. Visitors walk into a model home and everything is done, said Amy Nease, a sales executive with Mediterra Realty who has worked with several recent model buyers. They love the furniture, the fresh direction of Romanzas interior design, and they get to skip the construction process to own a new home. Its easy and they can move in without having to select furnishings or think about updating anything. Nease said many clients also have recognized the urgency of buying a model now, whether they plan to move in immediately or in 18 months. Buying during construction lets them lock in current home prices and opt for a leaseback if theyre not quite ready to relocate. One recent buyer recognized home construction prices are continuing to increase and wanted to buy at todays prices even though he and his wife might not be moving in for a while. Homeowners will buy a home now as a leaseback investment. Buyers are also realizing these model homes are the last opportunities for new construction, a fully furnished home with prime location and ultimate views in Mediterra. The 15 new luxury models will feature a combination of popular floor plans as well as several new introductions. In Serata, the four-bedroom, five-bath Isabella Two-Story is expected to open in March 2016. Romanza designers Jennifer Stevens and Luann Powers Gliwski will introduce mixed antique and polished metals, accents of black and light blue against white and neutral gray backdrops, and a mix of distressed and amaronehued wood tones in the Isabella TwoStory. Two additional custom models are planned in the nearly sold-out neighborhood. London Bay is planning four models in Cortile, including the popular Capriano, an award-winning single-family villa floor plan scheduled for completion in July. The Capriano really captures the way people envision living in Southwest Florida and Mediterra, said Wilson. It has a large great room that easily connects to the outdoor living areas, plus adjoining rooms for entertaining and private spaces for guests and owners. Two additional Capriano models will be located in Lucarno, a lakefront maintenance-free neighborhood reminiscent of a European village. The Belita TwoStory, also located in Lucarno, will open in January and offer three-bedrooms, a study, formal dining room and a gourmet-inspired kitchen with a freestanding island breakfast bar and adjoining caf, home office and walk-in pantry. Four additional single-family villas planned for Cabreo and the final two homesites in Terrazza will also showcase the ease and luxury of maintenancefree living in Mediterras remaining villa neighborhoods. Designed for a stay-andplay, lock-and-leave lifestyle, these homes are popular with active buyers desiring the communitys resort-inspired amenities. Two models will also be completed this season: the Bettina and Clara, both located in Cabreo. Situated within 3,102 square feet of living space, the threebedroom Bettina will offer an open floor plan with a great room, dining room, and kitchen with an island, pantry and caf area. With 3,248 square feet of interior living, the Clara is the largest of the three floor plans in Cabreo. The home will offer formal living and dining rooms, a family room, den, three full baths and a powder room. These new models are definitely going to create even more excitement and urgency to buy in Mediterra this season, added Wilson. Were offering an array of luxury custom estates and villa homes that will appeal to a variety of lifestyles. London Bay Homes, celebrating 25 years as Southwest Floridas leading luxury homebuilder, was one of only two companies named Americas Best Builder in 2008 by Builder Magazine. Home designs in Mediterra include single-family estate homes and singlefamily maintenance-free villas priced from $1 million to more than $7 million. Mediterra offer two world-class Tom Fazio-designed courses; formal and casual dining in the denim-approved clubhouse; a fitness complex with tennis and bocce courts, a pool and spa services; and the private 10,000-square-foot Beach Club with dining and pool along the Gulf of Mexico. Find out more about Mediterras models by visiting www.MediterraNaples. com, calling 239-949-8989, or touring the homes, open daily at Mediterra, located on Livingston Road, two miles north of Immokalee Road and west of I-75.
Baseball & Soccer Fields Panther Run Golf Course Publix Grocery Market Onsite Water Park Shopping & Dining Private Schools & UniversitySingle-family homes from the high $100s $500sAve Maria. A Classic in the Making.Come visit Ave Maria today. 2-6 bedroom homes with lake, preserve and golf course views. 40 oor plans in all. 20 furnished models open daily. A classic by anyones standards. 5076 Annunciation Circle #104, Ave Maria, FL 3414220 Models Open Daily 239-352-3903 AveMaria.comTake Immokalee Rd east, turn right onto Oil Well Rd, turn left into Ave Maria. Community ofthe Year 2015 Top 50 Master-Planned Communities Top 20 Placesto Retire Pulte Homes Maple Ridge Del Webb Naples Heres looking at you, kid. Casablanca
Ave Maria named Community of the Year 2015Ave Maria was recently named Community of the Year 2015 in its category by the Collier Building Industry Association. Home sales are skyrocketing with over 250 sales so far this year. Ave Maria has also been named the #1 Selling Single Family Community in Naples-Ft Myers by Metro Study and a Top 50 Selling Master Planned Community in the United States. Over 260 Home Sales This YearAve Maria was recently named Community of the Year 2015 in its category by the Collier Building Industry Association. Home sales are skyrocketing with over 260 sales so far this year. Ave Maria has also been named the #1 Selling Single Family Community in Naples-Ft Myers by Metro Study and a Top 50 Selling Master Planned Community in the United States. Its About Lifestyle and ValueResidents who live in Ave Maria enjoy incredible home values, and a fun-filled lifestyle including a private water park, Panther Run golf club, tennis and bocce, town center, and miles of walking and nature trails. Sports are popular here with the North and South Park offering baseball, basketball, and soccer fields, not to mention playground and dog park. Brand New! Maple Ridge ReserveBuilt by award-winning builder CC Homes, our newest neighborhood Maple Ridge Reserve will feature 282 spacious single-family home sites spanning one-third of an acre and larger and offering lake and private preserve views. Choose from three single-family floor plans, including both oneand twostory designs, customizable with casita options, and ranging in size from 4,269 square feet to 5,456 square feet. Pre-sales now with prices from high $300s. Tour our 3 brand new models open daily. Maple RidgeThree to 5 bedroom homes in one and two-story floor plans range in size from 1,935 to over 4,000 square feet. At Maple Ridge, every home includes granite countertops and stainless appliances in the kitchen, wood cabinetry, and designer lighting and flooring. Visit the on-site sales center today and begin designing your dream home in one of three Maple Ridge neighborhoods. Choose from the original Maple Ridge, Coquina at Maple Ridge or the new Maple Ridge Reserve. Priced from low $200s. Del Webb NaplesTop 20 Places to Retire At Del Webb Naples, active adults find the home of their dreams and a lifestyle to match. Homes here range from 1,289 to over 2,600 square feet and feature 2 to 4-bedrooms, priced from the high $100s. Ten floor plans are available with 4 decorated model homes open daily. Come out today and explore the Oasis Club and schedule a round of golf at Panther Run Golf Club. Hampton Village & Emerson Park2 Models Open Daily These family-friendly neighborhoods are within walking distance to the Town Center and feature popular oneand twostory floor plans from national builder, Pulte Homes. 12 floor plans featuring 3-6 bedrooms from the high $100s. Come Visit Us 20 Models Open Daily For more information visit Ave Maria at 5076 Annunciation Circle # 104, avemaria.com or by calling 239-352-3903. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay abreast of specials and incentives. Take I-75 exit 111 (Immokalee Rd) east; turn right onto Oil Well Rd; then approximately 10 minutes to the main Ave Maria entrance. Coquina at Maple Ridge features smartly designed two-story homes from the low $200s. Now Open! 3 model homes in Maple Ridge Reserve. Oversized lots and spacious homes from high $300s. Pulte Homes presents 12 floor plans in Hampton Village and Emerson Park from the high $100s. Ave Maria Water Park exclusive to residents features resort and lap pool, 2 slides, water playground, and more. Del Webb Naples offers active adult living complete with incredible amenities including golf and recreation center.www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYD4 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015
* PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE PRE-SEASON INCENTIVE OFFER 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 HOMETYPE 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. Weve preserved a unique bit of paradise along the Gordon River in Old Naples. At Mangrove Bay, each of our 53 single-family luxury residences comes complete with a private pool and patio, tranquil outdoor living space, lush landscaping, and its own private boat slip. Find paradise right from your own dockstep coast into the bay, explore the backwaters, or cruise into the Gulf of Mexico for world-class game shing. Live an unparalleled lifestyle perfectly balanced between nature and nightlife. Adjacent to the Citys Gordon River Greenway preserve and proposed Baker Park, youll be within blocks of the Gulf beaches and the upscale entertainment, dining, shopping, and more along famed Fifth Avenue South. Mangrove Bay offers 24 distinctive oor plans with multiple elevation options, including the newly designed Cove Residences with several homes featuring their own boathouse garages. Open your Old Florida cottage-style home to coastal breezes, and enjoy perfect sunrises, brilliant sunsets, and everything in between. Paradise awaits. PRICING FROM THE MID $2Ms 239.261.2200 | www.mangrovebaynaples.com111 14th Street South, Naples, FL 34102 | Sales Center Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 9am-5pm Saturday and Sunday noon-4pm, or by appointment. STEP INTO PARADISE AT MANGROVE BAY MODELS NOW OPEN Featured model: AMELIA III. Images by Tim Gibbons Photography.
The construction site is extremely busy at Kalea Bay, the high-rise community being developed by Soave Real Estate on Vanderbilt Drive in North Naples. The onsite sales center is also very active as potential buyers discover what the gated, resort-lifestyle high-rise community has to offer. According to Inga Wilson, Kalea Bays Vice President of Sales & Marketing, sales have been phenomenal. In just a 10-day period in early November we sold 5 residences, said Wilson. That brings our total sales volume at Kalea Bay to over $100 million. Construction on the first of five towers began earlier this summer with land clearing, followed by test pilings and then the drilling of the permanent pilings. As of late November, the towers first floor is visible from Vanderbilt Drive with crews currently working on the second floor, the lobby level. Im also happy to report construction is ahead of schedule, stated Wilson. That means the first tower at Kalea Bay is slated to be completed in the Summer of 2017. Kalea Bay is an impressive chapter in the real estate history of Southwest Florida. The exquisitely designed 22-story tower, with 120 luxury residences, will have 20 floors of residences over two floors of parking. Six floor plans are available at Kalea Bay with prices currently starting at $1.3 million. Residences 1 and 6 are 4-bedroom/4bath plans with 3,280 square feet under air and 3,755 total square feet. Residences 2 and 5 are three-bedroom plus den/three-and-a-half bath plans with 3,280 square feet under air and 3,835 total square feet. Residences 3 and 4 are four-bedroom/four-bath plans with 3,280 square feet under air and 3,921 total square feet. All residents of Kalea Bay will revel in spectacular gulf views, open floor plans, a private elevator leading directly into the condominium, nine-foot high ceilings and wood floors throughout The custom kitchens feature Wolf and Subzero appliances, a natural gas range, Downsview luxury cabinetry, quartz countertops, a Butlers pantry and counter-height oversized island. The master bedroom has an oversized walk-in closet and the master bath has his and hers vanities, quartz countertops, Downsview luxury cabiOver $100 million in sales recorded at Kalea Bay netry, a soaking tub and separate glassenclosed shower. Additional features include floor-toceiling windows and doors, high-tech wiring, fully-equipped laundry rooms and wide lanais with transparent glass rails. Residents, no matter which floor they choose, will be able to enjoy views of the Gulf of Mexico and nature preserve, said Wilson. Thats because the buildings amenities are located on the roof. They include an open-air fitness center, sky lounge and incredible rooftop pool. The residents and their guests will have quite a view from the towers roof. Not only will they see the Gulf of Mexico, but two of the best beaches in the country. They include, Barefoot Beach Preserve Park, which was ranked #2, and Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, which is ranked #9. In addition to the first towers rooftop amenities, Kalea Bay will also have a first-class clubhouse area which surely will be the recreational and social center of the community. The main amenity area is located on the north side of the large lake at the communitys entrance, said Wilson. It will include a clubhouse with three individual pools, a pool deck bar, an indoor/outdoor restaurant, a snack bar and an Internet cafe. But thats not all. Nearby will be the tennis pavilion with six lighted tennis courts and 24 guest suites. There will also be a shuttle service, originating from the clubhouse area, to a designated Gulf beach. In addition to our first tower construction has also started at the site of the communitys clubhouse, said Wilson. The first order of business was excavating the locations of the three pools. According to Wilson, Kalea Bays main amenity area will be ready for the communitys first residents to enjoy immediately upon them moving into their new homes. For more information regarding Kalea Bay visit the award-winning, onsite sales center. It is located at 13910 Old Coast Road in North Naples. Additional information is available by calling (239) 793-0110 or online at kaleabay.com. Above: Kalea Bays first tower was designed with rooftop amenities, including a pool and fitness center. The 22-story tower, with 120 residences, has 20 floors of residences over two floors of parking. Below: Kalea Bay residences have open floor plans with 9-foot high ceilings.
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& AssociatesPoolside. In a prone position. Sunglasses on. Staring at the blue horizon. Its all part of the amazing lifestyle youll discover at Kalea Bay. Resort-style pool so relaxing. Adults only pool so private. Zero entry childrens pool so fun. Residences priced from $1.3 million13910 Old Coast Road, Naples, FL 34110 KaleaBay.com 239-793-0110 Some say three is a crowd. With 3 clubside pools, we see it as just Right.
Luxurious waterfront and courtyard models now open at Mangrove BayThree beautifully decorated model homes are now open at Mangrove Bay, elegantly appointed by Freestyle Interiors. The overall aesthetic of coastal chic perfectly befits the one-of-a-kind lifestyle offered by these Old Florida, cottage-style single-family residences along the Gordon River in Old Naples. The Amelia III which is also now the Mangrove Bay Sales Center -is a four-bedroom plus den, four-andbath home that includes a private-entry guesthouse. At approximately 3,640 SF under air, this model evokes a classic seaside cottage, with intricate trim details, a grand beamed, tongue-and-groove ceiling in the great room, and built-in upholstered bench seats flanking its whitewashed stacked stone fireplace. The dcor is upscale cottage, done in shades of navy, teal, and sand. Other key design elements include authentic hard pine floors, traditional bead board accents, bench seat reading nooks, and stacked stone for the second fireplace in the outdoor living area. Its kitchen is well-appointed with Wolf/ Sub Zero stainless steel appliances and an exposed stainless steel hood. A showstopping 10-foot-long Bianco Raffaello marble island countertop is the focal point of the kitchen. Ruffino Cabinetry used flat panel-applied molding doors with clean details, custom stains, and painted finishes for a sophisticated coastal feel to the cabinetry that picks up the grayish blue graining of the marble. The spacious ground-floor master bedroom suite, with its cream and pale blue color palette, features a vaulted ceiling of painted tongue-and-groove wood and beams, and a welcoming built-in window seat. Its corner-pocketing sliders face the lanai, outdoor living space, pool, and spa. The master bath has his-and-her vanities, a free-standing tub, and oversized shower. Two additional guest suites and a private den are also found on the ground floor. The Amelia waterfront plan offers all primary living and sleeping areas on the ground floor, with the option to add a private entry guest cottage above the garage (in both the Amelia II and Amelia III plans). The model residence guest cottage (the Amelia III) will feature a generous sitting room, scaled-to-fit kitchenette, private bedroom and bath area and private balcony. An attractive leaseback program is available. The Keewaydin II Waterfront Residence model, with a total of four bedrooms and four-andbaths, a secondfloor loft area, and a private-entry guest house, offers over 3,700 SF under air, and its interior style is coastal sanctuary washed in soft water hues. Its soaring twostory living room with a unique nickel gap wood ceiling has a fireplace at one end, and a built-in bar at the opposite end. The ground-floor master suite offers an oversized sitting area with corner-pocket sliding doors that open to the pool and spa area with stunning views toward the river. The Sanibel III Courtyard Residence model offers a four bedroom, four-andbath design with approximately 3,331 SF under air, including spacious privateentry guest cottage above the garage, ground-floor master suite, and tropical pool and spa area with water feature. The Sanibel features a unique beach aesthetic that mixes dark, light, and weathered wood appointments with a cool color palette, perfectly complementing its limed oak wood floors, reclaimed wood accents, tongue-and-groove ceiling detail, barn doors, and custom moldings and cabinetry throughout the residence. An attractive leaseback program is available. Life at Mangrove Bay in Old Naples is designed to be relaxing and luxurious. In addition to the lavish appointments found inside and outside of these spacious single-family homes, homeowners have the benefit of resort-style living with an on-site Concierge Center complete with three Guest Suites, an owners-only boat ramp, and of course their own private boat slip. Mangrove Bays residents will enjoy the benefits of single-family living with very little maintenance. Complete pool care, landscaping, and dock maintenance are just a few of the services offered. This enclave of just 53 homes set along the Gordon River is moments from the vibrant social setting along famed Fifth Avenue South, and mere blocks from the Gulf of Mexico. Touring the model residences is the best way to experience Mangrove Bay, and the extensive thought that went into the home concepts designed by MHK Architecture & Planning, built by Lotus Construction, LLC, and exclusively marketed by Paradise Realty of Naples, LLC. Learn more about Mangrove Bay by exploring the website at www.mangrovebaynaples.com or contacting the Sales Center (239.261.2200) and arranging a site tour. Amelia III Living Room, Amelia III Master Suite, Amelia III Outdoor Living Space, Amelia III Front Elevation, Keewaydin II Living Room are just a AmeliaIIILivingRoom,AmeliaIIIMasterSuite,AmeliaIIIOutdoorLivingSpac e, A www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYD8 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015
ONE DAY, THEYLL LOOK BACK and say they wouldnt change a thing. A London Bay Homes Community 239-494-5398 LifeAtMediterra.comNOW SHOWCASING 8 LUXURY MODEL HOMES Villas from $1 Million and Estate Homes from $3 Million Mediterra Sales Center 15836 Savona Way, Naples, FL 34110 Located on Livingston Road, approximately 2 miles north of Immokalee Road 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,402 A/C Sq. Ft.THE CAPRIANO 3 Beds, 3.5 Baths, 3,380 A/C Sq. Ft.THE ELORO 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,810 A/C Sq. Ft.THE ANGELICA Thats what it means to live at Mediterra to have it all without compromise. Your own private beach club, 36 holes of Tom Fazio-designed golf and all the luxurious details in between that have made Mediterra the Community of the Year in Naples 9 times and counting. But the opportunities to own are running short. Visit us daily at the Mediterra sales center or call to schedule a private showing while selection lasts.NEWLY ARRIVED Copyright 2015. CBC057242 London Bay Homes. Pricing, features, specifications, products and availability are subject to change without notice. See a sales associate for complete and current information. 4 Beds, 4.5 Baths, 4,329 A/C Sq. Ft.THE DELFINA
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYD10 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 Airport Pulling RdBayshore DrRattlesnake Hammock RdRadio RdLivingston RdThomasson DrMassey StGoodlette RdVanderbilt Beach RdImmokalee RdFrank Blvd DrLivingston Rd SCrayton Rd111th Ave NPlateau RdGoodlette Rde BlvdPelican Marsh BlvdCounty Barn Rd5th Pine Ridge RdGolden Gate PkwyLogan BlvdTamiami TrlTamiami TrlTamiami TrlBonita Beach RdSanta Barbara Blvd Santa Barbara BlvdOld Hwy 41Green BlvdGolden Gate BlvdLivingston RFiers Creek PkwyDavis BlvdCollier BlvdCollier BlvdNaples l t Reg Park BeacLely Pelican Bay Naples Park VineyardsGolden GateIsland WalkNaplesPine RidgeVerona Walk Naples Manor Lely Resort East Naples Port Royal Pass Belle Meade Shell Island Palm River 31 867 951 951 84 41 41 75CENTRAL NAPLES NORTH NAPLES OLD NAPLES EAST NAPLES BONITA SPRINGS ESTEROHickory BlvdlBonita Beach RdImperial Pkwy Imperial ita Beach Rd SEOld 41 RdCoconut Rd 865 75 NAPLES 1 17 S 21 24 16 18 3 13 11 2 5 d 6 12 a a a as a a a as as as as as a as as a as a s s s s s s s s s s s se e e e ey e ey ey y y y y y y y S 22 23 4 7 10 8 9 15 14 s s s s s s s s s s s ell Grade RdRandall Blvd47th AveOil Well Rd p Keais RdEverglades BlvdEverglades BlMassey St m okalee RdWilson BlvdDesoto BlvdPlateau RdDesoto Blvd N d Golden Gate BlvdCollier BlvdOrangetrees s 20 19 2 Quail West6289 Burnham Road Naples, FL 239.592.1010 QuailWest.com 3 Talis Park16980 Livingston Road Naples, FL 239.449.5900 TalisPark.com 4 Twin Eagles11330 Twin Eagles Boulevard Naples, FL 239.352.8000 TwinEagles.com 5 Olde Cypress7276 Lantana Circle Naples, FL 239.596.4794 OldeCypressLantana.com 6 Raffia Preserve4075 Wolfe Road Naples, FL 239.598.2370 raffiapreserve.wcicommunities.com 7 Naples Square100 S Goodlette-Frank Road Naples, FL 239.228.5800 NaplesSquare.com 8 The Isles of Collier Preserve5445 Caribe Avenue Naples, FL 877.626.7694 minto.com 10 Mangrove Bay201 Goodlette Road South Naples, FL 239.261.2200 MangroveBayNaples.com 11 Residences at Mercato9123 Strada Place, Suite 7125 Naples, FL 239.594.9400 ResidencesAtMercado.com 12 Lamorada Naples2190 Woodcrest Drive Naples, FL 239.444.4450 WCICommunities.com 14 Ashton Woods at Naples Preserve14167 Nautica Court Naples, FL 239.919.6612 ashtonwoods.com/naples 15 Ashton Woods at Fiddlers Creek3264 Tavolara Lane Naples, FL 239.571.6857 ashtonwoods.com/naples 17 Seaglass at Bonita Bay26951 Country Club Drive Bonita Springs, FL 239.301.4940 seaglassatbonitabay.com 18 Altaira4541 Coconut Road Bonita Springs, FL 239.495.1300 AltairaWCI.com 9 Lely Resort8020 Grand Lely Drive Naples, FL 239.793.2100 stockdevelopment.com 16 The Colony Golf & Bay Club4541 Coconut Road Bonita Springs, FL 239.495.1300 TheColonyWCI.com Mediterra 15836 Savona Way Naples, FL 855.810.7976 mediterranaples.com 1 13 Livingston Lakes15161 Palmer Lake Circle Naples, FL 239.444.3490 livingstonlakes.com 19 Kalea Bay13910 Old Coast Road Naples, FL 239.793.0110 KaleaBay.com 20 Ave Maria5076 Annunciation Circle #104 Ave Maria, FL (888) 841-3477 AveMaria.com 21 Paloma26109 St. Michael Lane Bonita Springs, FL 239.949.8910 drhorton.com 22 Mockingbird Crossing 1600 Mockingbird Crossing Dr. Naples, FL 239.233.0592 drhorton.com 24 Sorrento28063 Sosta Lane #2 Bonita Springs, FL 239.225.2659 drhorton.com 25 Sienna Reserve14656, Reserve Lane Naples, FL 239.643.4333 siennareservenaples.com 23 Tuscany Pointe14310 Tuscany Pointe Trail Naples, FL 34120 239.225.2679 drhorton.com 26 Andalucia1336 Andlaucia Way Naples, FL 239.304.8314 andalucianaples.com g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g Pa P P P P P P P P P r k r r k r r r k k r k P P P P P P P P P P Pa P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P r r rk rk r k k k r rk r k r k r r r r k k r k k k k 25 26
Move in TodaEnjoy the Best of Both Worlds Tomorrow Moorings Park is a nationally accredited, nonprot, Medicare certied community and the only A+ S&P and Fitch rated Continuing Care Retirement Community in the country.All dimensions, terms, specications and prices are subject to change without notice. All images are conceptual renderings and developer reserves the right to make modications without prior notice. Move-in Ready Homes Available at the all-new Moorings Park at Grey Oaks.A select few units, including those that are move-in-ready, remain at Moorings Park at Grey Oaks. Dont miss your opportunity to live in our premier retirement community that blends country club living and quality healthcare together in the heart of Naples. Choose from a variety of oor plans on our beautiful campus and begin enjoying all that Moorings Park at Grey Oaks offers, including a Sports Membership to the club.Prices from $1.1 Million. 90% Refundable Entrance Fees.Learn more about this limited opportunity by joining us forAn Informational LuncheonFriday, December 11 th at 11 : 30 amMain Dining Room at Grey Oaks Country Club 2400 Grey Oaks Drive NorthRSVP by December 9 th by calling 239 919 1711 or online at MooringsParkGO.org/Eventswww.MooringsParkGO.org 2555 Rue du Jardin #D202 Naples, FL 34105 239.919.1711
Move-in ready residences available at Moorings Park at Grey OaksAs residents of four completed Phase I residential buildings continue to move into their new homes, Moorings Park at Grey Oaks announced a limited number of move-in ready residences are available for immediate occupancy at the Continuing Care Retirement Community at the corner of Airport-Pulling Road and Golden Gate Parkway. Moorings Park at Grey Oaks presents an opportunity to enjoy a holistic approach to living well. Beautifully designed and spacious residences, a continuum of care provided by the areas greatest concentration of geriatrics clinical expertise, lifestyle programs to suit a variety of interests, and a lushly landscaped setting are all part of the life at Moorings Park at Grey Oaks. Moorings Park at Grey Oaks is being built in four phases. The first three phases include 96 residences in 12 buildings. Phase II remains on schedule for completion in first quarter 2016. Completion of Phase III is expected in second quarter 2016. Thirteen luxurious penthouse-style Residences at Grand Place added to the design of the communitys clubhouse in Phase IV are under construction and scheduled for completion in first quarter 2017. In addition to the ready for occupancy Phase I residences, select Phase II and Phase IV residences remain available. With limited opportunities remaining, Moorings Park at Grey Oaks is holding an Informational Luncheon on Friday, December 11th at 11:30 a.m. at the Grey Oaks Country Club Clubhouse dining room at 2400 Grey Oaks Drive North in Grey Oaks. The presentation will be followed by lunch in the dining room. RSVPs are requested by 5:00 p.m. on December 9th by calling 239.919.1711 or online at MooringsParkGO.org/Events. The move-in ready Phase I and soon to be completed Phase II residences showcase the spacious Verde Garden Home floor plan. The 2,873 square feet plan is base-priced from $1.1 million and includes a gallery hallway, dining and breakfast areas, a gourmet island kitchen with island bar seating and a covered lanai with conversation and dining areas and an outdoor kitchen designed to enhance the lifestyle experience. Premium quality finishes include porcelain tile flooring in the living areas, wood flooring in the den, carpeted bedrooms, granite kitchen countertops, marble countertops in the baths, and maple cabinetry. High quality brand name products from Kohler, Jenn-Air, Kitchen Craft, Dynasty, Omega, Keyes Granite, Mohawk Flooring and others are included. Introduced in response to the demand for Moorings Park at Grey Oaks continuum of care and active lifestyle, the Residences at Grand Places two-bedroom plus den, two-and-a-half bath residences range from 1,858 to 2,696 square feet and are priced from $1.1 million. The residences are situated on the top floors of the Moorings Park at Grey Oaks clubhouse and will provide both elegance and convenience. The superb dining, resort-style pool, and numerous life enriching amenities offered at the clubhouse will be just a private elevator ride away. At build-out, Moorings Park at Grey Oaks will include a spacious and distinctive clubhouse, Center for Healthy Living, an Assisted Living and Memory Care Center, and three 80,000 square-feet gardens designed by JRL Landscape Design Studios of Naples. Thirteen unique Residences at Grand Place floor plans offer open living environments with volume ceilings, recessed double-door entries, gallery hallways, spacious great rooms, kitchens with generous counter-height islands, comfortable dining areas, wet bars, master suites with walk-in closets, master baths with oversized showers and large double or separate his and her vanities, covered terraces, and multiple Juliette balconies. Moorings Park at Grey Oaks amenity-rich lifestyle fosters an equally rich sense of community. The clubhouse built to LEED Certification standards will offer numerous places to enjoy socializing with friends and family members, including a comfortable lounge, a variety of casual and formal dining spaces, a private dining room, a creative arts studio, fitness center, salon and spa, covered outdoor terraces, rooftop gardens, a resort-style pool, a poolside Bistro, and a ballroom for dinner dances, lectures, and large gatherings. The clubhouse is adjacent to the communitys Oakstone Assisted Living and Memory Care Center. A Premier Senior Health Care Program and physical therapy services are provided at the nearby 6,000-square foot Center for Healthy Living. Off-season golf, year-round tennis, additional dining options and fitness facilities, and yearround activities are available through a Sports Membership at Grey Oaks Country Club that comes with every residence at Moorings Park at Grey Oaks. Moorings Park at Grey Oaks residents will have the benefit of access to many of the amenities at Moorings Parks Goodlette-Frank Road campus, including the Center for Healthy Living that includes additional fitness, theatre, spa and salon services, dining at the elegant Trio restaurant and an invitation to the Bower Chapel Concert Series and worship services. Moorings Park is a nationally accredited, nonprofit, Medicare certified community and the only A+ S & P and Fitch rated Continuing Care Retirement Community in the country. Moorings Park has been repeatedly acknowledged as Southwest Floridas premier retirement community for more than 30 years and is the only Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) located in the City of Naples. Moorings Parks holistic approach to living well and continuum of care are provided at a predictable and affordable cost with no increase in monthly fees if a change in the level of care is required. For additional information, contact the Moorings Park at Grey Oaks Sales Center at 239-919-1711, or visit the new Sales Center at 2555 R ue du Jardin, #D202, in Phase I Building D adjacent to the Aqua Gardens. Above: Open floor plans average 3,000 square feet. The Aqua Gardens is the first completed phase at Moorings Park at Grey Oaks. Left: Residents enjoy numerous dining choices including Trio Restaurant. Below: A Sports Membership to Grey Oaks Country Club is included with every residence. o r t nt P g Above:Openfloorplansaverage3000square A fe p R i n M i n A www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYD12 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015
FOR DIRECTIONS & MORE INFORMATION: STOCKDEVELOPMENT.COM | 239.592.7344 FLStockDevelopmentBROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOMED. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. NOT AN OFFERING WHERE PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. BONITA BAY AND ITS ASSOCIATED LOGO ARE TRADEMARKS OF BONITA BAY PROPERTIES, INC., AND ARE USED UNDER LICENSE.OPEN HOUSE OPEN HEARTSSTOCK HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE & TOY DRIVE SATURDAY & SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5 & 6, 12pmpmTour the Best Selection of Move-in-Ready Homes in Southwest Florida. Join us for a special Holiday Open House event this weekend. Tour more than 40 beautifully decorated model homes in nine distinctive communities. Experience our award-winning lifestyle, with ready-to-be enjoyed amenities and the most extensive residential choices in Southwest Florida. FORDIREC MAKE THE HOLIDAY BRIGHTER FOR A CHILD IN COLLIER COUNTY. PLEASE BRING AN UNWRAPPED TOY FOR TOYS & JOYS, THE HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE SPONSORED BY THE COLLIER BUILDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION. MARLOWELot# 22: 4 bed/4.5 bath 3,239 sq.ft. under air $1,293,155 REGENCY MANORLot# KK23: 4 bed/4.5 bath 3,699 sq.ft. under air $1,694,650 MATERA IILot# F31: 4 bed/4.5 bath 4,238 sq.ft. under air $2,687,720 CASA KATRINALot# J47: 4 bed/4 bath 4,403 sq.ft. under air $3,099,000 furnished QUAIL WESTLARGOLot# 63: 3 bed/3 bath 2,552 sq.ft. under air $699,705 BISCAYNELot# 67: 3 bed/2 bath 2,384 sq.ft. under air $824,990 furnished SCOTTSDALE IILot# 17: 3 bed/3 bath 2,719 sq.ft. under air $829,990 COURTLEIGHLot# 1: 4 bed/4.5 bath 3,640 sq.ft. under air $1,199,990 FIDDLERS CREEKMUIRFIELD IIILot# 13: 4 bed/3.5 bath 3,255 sq.ft. under air $899,990 ORCHID IILot# 42: 4 bed/3.5 bath 3,158 sq.ft. under air $799,990 PONTE VEDRA GRANDELot# 5: 4 bed/4.5 bath 3,525 sq.ft. under air $1,219,990 furnished RENAISSANCESTELLALot# 13: 4 bed/4.5 bath 4,238 sq.ft. under air $2,986,340 furnished CAMERONLot# 14: 4 bed/4.5 bath 4,297 sq.ft. under air $3,067,825 furnished SAVANNAHLot# 8: 4 bed/4.5 bath 4,500 sq.ft. under air $3,116,675 furnished BAYWOODS AT BONITA BAYPONTE VEDRA GRANDELot# 56: 4 bed/4.5 bath 3,525 sq.ft. under air $1,449,990 furnished PONTE VEDRA GRANDELot# 38: 4 bed/4.5 bath 3,525 sq.ft. under air $1,199,990 REGENCY MANORLot# 48: 4 bed/4.5 bath 3,699 sq.ft. under air $1,599,990 TWINEAGLESOL SANTA ISABELLAUnit# 5703: 2 bed/2.5 bath 1,520 sq.ft. under air $289,990 CIPRIANI SAN MARCO BUnit# 20-03: 3 bed/3.5 bath 2,919 sq.ft. under air $484,750 SIGNATURE CLUB WENTWORTHUnit# 6-102: 2 bed/2.5 bath 2,091 sq.ft. under air $496,645 LAKOYA TIVOLI IIILot# 231: 3 bed/3 bath 2,062 sq.ft. under air $699,990 LAKOYA MAJESTICLot# 211: 4 bed/ 4 bath 3,823 sq.ft. under air $1,536,505 LELY RESORT SOLD ESPLANADE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB OF NAPLESSAN FERNANDOUnit# 5004: 2 bed/2 bath 1,227 sq.ft. under air $239,990 SAN REMO IIILot# 145: 2 bed/2 bath 1,809 sq.ft. under air $659,990 furnished PASEO HIDDEN HARBORMUIRFIELD IVLot# 1024: 4 bed/4 bath 3,333 sq.ft. under air $1,095,460 GLENMORELot# 1001: 4 bed/4 bath 3,591 sq.ft. under air $1,581,348 furnished PENDING SOLD PENDING
Move-in ready homes nearing completion in Lockford at TwinEaglesTwo unfurnished, move-in ready residences in TwinEagles Lockford neighborhood are scheduled for completion by the end of December. Lockford features one and two-story floor plans by Minto Florida ranging from 2,600 to 3,800 square-feet on 60-foot home sites and priced from the low-$500s to $1 million. Mintos design elements include soaring ceilings in the foyers, luxurious master suites, and spacious gourmet kitchens. Premium features such as 12-foot ceilings, granite countertops, and 18-inch ceramic tile are included in the base price of each home. A $10,000 builder incentive is available for new-build residences in Lockford. A golf membership is included with every newly constructed home in TwinEagles. The new move-in ready residences in Lockford showcase Mintos Prestwick and Turnberry floor plans. Priced at $684,289, the Prestwick offers upgraded tile, cabinetry, quartz counter surfaces, and a pool and spa. The 2,642 square feet plan includes a great room and spacious island kitchen, a formal dining room, study, two bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a covered and screened lanai, a two-car garage and a one-car garage. The 2,842 square feet movein ready Turnberry features two bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a study, formal dining room, a spacious great room and island kitchen, an outdoor living area prepped for an outdoor kitchen, and a three-car garage with a tandem space that could serve as an additional air conditioned room. Priced at $769,643, the move-in ready Turnberry includes upgraded tile, cabinetry, and quartz countertops, and a pool and spa. Mintos Prestwick Grand and Turnberry Grand furnished models are open for viewing in Lockford. The Prestwick Grands 2,905 square-feet great room plan includes two bedrooms, two-and-ahalf baths, a study, sitting room, formal dining room, an island kitchen with a pass-through to the lanai, an outdoor kitchen, and a two-car garage. The Prestwick Grand is base-priced at $540,990. The Prestwick Grand models updated country interior introduces lighter colors with clean-lined furnishings. A palette of khaki linens with accents of sea foam green and light blues incorporates textural elements. Wood flooring throughout the living areas is walnut with grey undertones. The great rooms coffered ceiling detail balances a sofa in a linen fabric and two accent chairs in a darker linen. Floor to ceiling tongue-in-groove paneling built out eight-inches creates a feature wall that complements the dimensions of the room. The kitchen features an island that doubles as a breakfast area. The cabinetry is executed in a grey finish on the island and lower perimeter and a cream color on the upper cabinets. The counter surfaces are dark brown granite. In the dining room, a dining table for six showcases linen-covered chairs. Washed oak wainscoting adds warmth. The study features a leather texture in the coffered ceiling and above a chair rail. Two bookcases and a desk are complemented by a reading chair. A sitting room serves as a secluded getaway retreat and offers a sectional sofa facing a large television, a wet bar, and a bistro table. The lanai accommodates a large dining table with six chairs. The master suite is decorated in sea foam blues and white tones. A kingsized bed with an upholstered headboard sits opposite an oversized dresser. A bay window overlooks the outdoors. The flooring in the master bathroom is a gray colored porcelain tile. Vanities showcase cabinetry in gray wood with a lighter granite countertop. The Turnberry Grand includes 3,811square feet with a two-story great room, three bedrooms, three full-baths, two half-baths, a study, formal dining room, an outdoor kitchen, an upstairs bonus room and covered outdoor terrace, and a three-car garage with a tandem space that could serve as an additional air conditioned room. Turnberry Grand pricing starts at $638,990. The Turnberry Grand models dcor features a blue and white color scheme with mahogany and dark cherry woods throughout. Light tile floors contrast the darker wood tones while wainscoting and crown molding add to the traditional flavor. The grand foyer is open to the second floor. Traditional wainscoting in a soft white complements a wall panel treatment that reaches to the second story ceiling. The great room hosts a sectional sofa in a light-toned upholstery. The television is wall-mounted against a backdrop of applied moldings finished in soft white. A mahogany console showcasing traditional detailing sits beneath the television. The great room is open to the kitchen and dining room creating an entertainment space that extends to the outdoors. The kitchen offers an L-shaped island with rattan barstools. The mahogany cabinets include traditional detailing, recessed panel doors, and corbels. Granite countertops are in tones of brown and gold. The dining room features a mahogany dining table with turned legs. Host and hostess chairs are upholstered in a shoemaker fabric of tropical blue, cream, and green florals. The study features hardwood flooring and a traditional desk. The space serves as a secluded retreat. The master bedrooms size allows for a sitting area with bay windows overlooking the view. A morning kitchen features mahogany cabinetry, a granite countertop, and a sink. The master bathroom showcases stylish porcelain tile flooring, an oval bathtub, glass-enclosed shower, and vanities in dark wood cabinetry with granite counters. The covered lanais outdoor kitchen showcases granite counters. The pool deck is entirely screened. The upstairs bonus room incorporates a home theater area with two leather sofas. An elevated section of flooring affords an unobstructed line of sight for those sitting in the rear. TwinEagles is being developed by The Ronto Group. Visit the TwinEagles Sales Center at 11330 Twin Eagles Boulevard. Visit Twin Eagles online at twineagles.com. Above: Minto Floridas Prestwick Grand model is one of two furnished models open in Lockford at TwinEagles. New move-in ready residences in Lockford are scheduled for completion by the end of December. TwinEagles Talon and Eagle golf courses are set against a splendid backdrop of towering oaks, palm trees, and lush landscaping. Right: Mintos 3,811 square feet, two-story Turnberry Grand furnished model in Lockford at TwinEagles features an impressive twostory grand foyer and great room floor plan. pacious Above:MintoFlorida sPrestwickGrand www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYD14 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 3-9, 2015 GULF COAST HOMES D15 BringYourHighestExpectations LIVINGSTON ROADPINE RIDGE ROAD EXIT 107WHIPPORWILL LANE N 2015 FrontDoor Communities. Better Homes Through Quality Design. All rights reserved. 112315 CGC1512813 Andalucia: Naples most sought-after address FrontDoor Communities has some exciting news to share with potential buyers: its Andalucia community located in the heart of Naples has six beautiful inventory homes available for purchase. At Andalucia, buyers will find the perfect location and amazing amenities all in one. Add in the fact that these are some of the final homes remaining in Andalucia, and that they have an incredible price point not found elsewhere in Naples, and these six homes wont be on the market long. The available inventory homes at Andalucia have everything todays home buyers desire, including an affordable price. FrontDoor Communities beautiful homes are priced from the low $400,000s through the $500,000s. However, that affordable price doesnt mean that buyers will have to sacrifice luxury finishes or sought-after features. Weve worked very hard to offer new home buyers a quality-built but affordable home here at Andalucia, said Mike Taylor, division vice president for FrontDoor Communities. Weve been able to incorporate all of the great features our buyers are looking for, as well as fantastic resort-style amenities, into this community. Plus, its in the perfect location near everything that makes Naples such a desirable place to live. With all of that combined, plus homes that start at $419,000, we can offer something no other builder in Naples offers. Showcasing three different floor plans, including the award-winning Seville and Cordoba plans, the inventory homes range from 1,850 to more than 3,900 square feet, and feature oneor two-story layouts complete with twocar garages. In addition, the inventory homes offer the choice of a lake or preserve view home site. The exterior architecture is absolutely breathtaking at Andalucia. Reminiscent of Spanish missions, the homes include tiled roofs, ornamental detail, stucco finishes and arched windows and doorways. The interior features are also impressive and include tile floors, granite countertops, tile backsplashes, stainless steel appliances, beautiful master suites, screened lanais, second story bonus rooms or first story flex space (per plan) and much more. Andalucia is in the center of it all, just minutes from boutiques and shopping, top beaches, and several of the top golf courses in Florida. Plus, the community is included in the excellent Collier County School District. However, homeowners arent required to leave home to enjoy fantastic amenities and recreation opportunities. Amenities found within Andalucia include a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, a heated lap pool and a whirlpool spa. In addition, the community has a residents clubhouse with an open gathering room, game room and kitchen, as well as a childrens playground with basketball court. Andalucia offers everything buyers need, from a convenient location to an affordable price point. With limited opportunities remaining, now is the time to buy! The Seville Interior. The Carmona. The Clubhouse at Andalucia. Ameni
Our naturally magni cent setting will transport you to a magical level, our two world-class golf courses, top ight amenities and stunning new homes will spoil you... and no initiation or CDD fees are the bonus points that will make your arrival so satisfying. Naples nest championship golf community 239-352-8000 TwinEagles.com ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE BROKER, BUILDER OR SELLER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY FLORIDA LAW TO BE FURNISHED TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. ALL FEATURES, AMENITIES, PRICES AND AVAILABILITY ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. OWNERSHIP OF PROPERTY WITHIN TWINEAGLES DOES NOT ENTITLE AN OWNER TO ANY RIGHT, TITLE, INTEREST OR OTHERWISE TO USE ALL CLUB FACILITIES, BUT RATHER AN OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN, SUBJECT TO THE PAYMENT OF ASSESSMENTS, FEES AND APPLICABLE REGULATIONS. SEVERAL MODELS BY THE AREAS FINEST BUILDERS ARE OPEN DAILY Priced from the high $200s to over $2 million.
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4 2015 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY HolidayGIFT GUIDE 2015Auctions have become a spectator sport. If the car person in your life spends weekends watching them on TV, he or she will be thrilled to know one of the countrys biggest is only a car ride away. The Mecum Kissimmee auction runs for 10 days over two weekends from Jan. 15-24 and promises more than 3,000 cars as well as plenty of memorabilia within any budget. $30 adults/per day (younger than 13 free) or $180 for full-event pass.Mecum Kissimmee Auction Osceola Heritage Park 1875 Silver Spur Lane Kissimmee, FL 34744 Mecum.comWhen it comes to stocking stuffers and little gifts, touch-up paint is like a crayon set for adult car lovers. Factory colors can be picked up in most autoparts stores. If this poses a challenge, companies such as Automotive Touchup also offer a service to match the exact color using the cars year, make and model and deliver the right paint to your door. $5-15Automotivetouchup.com 1-888-710-5192Driving a cherished car can be tense with the paint being assaulted by everything from tar to acidic love bugs. XPEL offers a clear, durable, protective film that provides a lasting barrier. The companys website allows you to choose one cut specifically to fit your new or vintage vehicle. Some experienced DIY car people can do it in their own garages, but XPELs website also provides a list of authorized service centers for a full hands-off gift experience. $100-800Xpel.comNo matter whether youre at a car show or just parked at the office, dirt, grime and sap can blow in within minutes. So its nice to have a bottle of waterless cleaner on hand to wipe it all away. Products such as Prolongs Waterless Wash & Shine are available at most major stores that sell auto parts or home goods as well as online retailers. $8Prolong.comOne of the worlds best automotive museums is in our backyard. The Revs Institute (aka the Collier Collection) in Naples is internationally renowned for some of the greatest concours-worthy cars from the USA and Europe. It is only open on select days, and tickets must be purchased in advance. $12-20 The Revs Institute 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive Naples, Florida 34104 Revsinstitute.org/plan-a-visit/ Gift ideas for the car loverCOURTESY PHOTOThe Mecum Kissimmee auction is a January delight for car lovers. XPEL is clearly a line of defense for your cars finish. Automotive Touchup has those paint chips covered. Prolong that shine without a hose.
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6 2015 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY HolidayGIFT GUIDE 2015Bath time gift basketFrancophiles can get a noseful of Provence with The Lavenders gift baskets, which include bath products highlighting the herbs and flowers of Frances celebrated south. Pictured here are a lavender candle, French-milled soaps, orange-cinnamon room spray, perfume featuring regional wildflowers, lavender bubble bath, a loofah mitt, a natural sponge and a perfume atomizer. $160 The Lavender Village on Venetian Bay 4360 Gulfshore Blvd. N. Naples 384-7751Obagi gift setMaybe you love a beauty junkie who likes her basics to supersede department store brands, but you need a little more incentive to support her pharmaceutical grade skincare regimen. Inside a free cosmetics bag comes Obagis ELASTIderm eye cream and HYDRATE facial moisturizer, both of which promise youthful and resilient skin. $130Meder Arma-BustAvailable nowhere else in the area, this treatment promises to restore shape, tone and elasticity to the dcollet. Give it to someone who is too beautiful for chest presses and push-ups. $240 Tru Glow Medspa 1250 Pine Ridge Road Naples 919-7009 UNIQUE HOLIDAY GIFTS! French soaps, candles, Jewelry and more! The Only United States Store Dedicated to the True Lavender Products of Provence The largest choice of Provence Products 100% Made in France 25% Discount ON LAVENDAR SOAPS, CREAMS & CANDLES!Please present this ad. Offer expires on 12/10/15. LAVENDER SPA & BODY PRODUCTS 4350 Gulfshore Boulevard, Suite 608, Naplesat The Village on Venetian Bay239.331.7112TheLavenderOnline.com thecafechic.com 239.643.0004The Village on Venetian Bay 4350 Gulf Shore Blvd., NaplesMondaySaturday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. NEW MENU!French Pastries French Wines Crepes The best croissants in Naples!
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8 2015 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY HolidayGIFT GUIDE 201521 Drops Calme Essential Oil BlendToss this in a gift bag for your favorite control freak. Essential oils such as jasmine, sweet orange and vetiver alleviate depression, nervous tension and frustration so they can get through the day without imploding (again). $29 The Woodhouse Day Spa 2059 Ninth St. N. Naples 403-7727The Woodhouse Day Spa Serene CandleMade with the spas signature fragrance blend, this candle would be perfect for the highly strung friend who is incapable of unwinding. Imagine the good it would do them to have the scent of lavender, sage, petit grain, artemesia and chamomile wafting through their home and delivering them from the anxiety, headaches and insomnia that plague them. $28 e Perfect Gi ... A Naples Princess Gi Certi cate! *Plus port, service charge and tax.Holiday Lunch $39.00 pp*2-hour cruise with holiday background musicHoliday Hors doeuvres $42.00 pp*2.5-hour dinner cruise with live entertainmentHoliday Dinner $46.50-$60.00 pp* Treat your employees, customers, friends and family to a holiday party on the Naples Princess. Our yacht, gourmet food and ve-star service are unmatched. Enjoy live entertainment, dancing and more. Packages available for groups from 2 to 149.New Years Eve Bash 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.Join us aboard the Naples Princess for heavy hors doeuvres including a carving station, open premium bar, champagne toast at midnight, hats, horns, live DJ and more!*Plus tax. Reservations required. 3-day cancellation policy. No coupons or discounts applicable.$160.00 pp*Visit NaplesPrincessCruises.comto view our weekly schedule, specialty cruises, private events and more! 550 Port-O-Call Way, Naples, Florida 34102Call 239.649.2275 to Make Your Reservations
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10 2015 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY HolidayGIFT GUIDE 2015Hollywood ring replicaInspire shock and awe for the fraction of the price when you slip this beauty under the tree. As a replica of the engagement ring Prince Rainier of Monaco gave Grace Kelly, this ring boasts an 8.5-carat, emerald-cut cubic zirconia and two 0.6-carat, barset trapezoid cubic zirconias to create a real stunner. $185. Apparently good taste comes with being a celebrity, so take advantage of the fact that cubic zirconia bracelet replicas also are close to home and snag one for the magpie in your life. They arent pictured, but at the store youll find Clara Bows diamond baguette bracelet ($295); Marilyn Monroes diamond and emerald bracelet ($295); Jean Harlows marquis diamond and polished link bracelet ($220); Marilyn Monroes baguette and round diamond bracelet ($185); Marlene Dietrichs x-link and oval diamond bracelet ($195).Royalty and Hollywood Jewelry 663 Fifth Ave. S. Naples 682-9551 Vanilla sea-salt caramelsSweeten the holidays with one of Norman Loves special batches of vanilla sea-salt caramels. Comes in nine or 15-piece boxes. $18-$28Norman Love Confections Naples Chocolate Salon 3747 Tamiami Trail N Naples 687-7215 Estero Chocolate Salon 10801 Corkscrew Road Estero 672-8787
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com 2015 11 HolidayGIFT GUIDE 2015Bold braceletsHandmade leather bracelets are a fun way to dress up the wardrobe. $76to the Moon Promenade at Bonita Bay 26811 South Bay Drive Suite 138 Bonita Springs 34134 949-8200Black-and-white clutchA fun and trendy clutch by Vaalbara will spice up any outfit. $70On the fringeThere are many fringe benefits with this black, fringe-laced bag by Vaalbara. $150 (239) 596-1063 13500 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, FL (South of Wiggins Pass Rd. across from Germain Lexus) Monday-Saturday 10-6pmCome and visit our showroom so that our Staff can help you select out the Perfect Rug to Warm Your Home For The Holidays! For EVERY Budget! Traditional, Modern & Tropical
FLORIDA WEEKLY 2015 12 HolidayGIFT GUIDE 2015Statement necklaceBold-and-blue, sterling-silver and multi-stone statement necklace by Chris Bales jazzes up any outfit. $845Simply Boutique Coconut Point Mall 23160 Fashion Drive Suite 107 Estero 33928 949-9300Murano glass pendantThis one-of-a-kind, fiery-hued pendant is sure to light up a smile. The multi-strand black cord cradles a Murano glass pendant with 24-karat gold inlay. $227.50Antica Murrina Venezia The Promenade 26821 South Bay Drive Suite 119 Bonita Springs 34134 362-1789Leather clutchCool and chic leather clutch by Hobo pairs well with formal or casual wear. $128 799 WALKERBILT RD., NAPLES OFF US 41, 1/4 MILE NORTH OF IMMOKALEE RD.(239) 591-3837 WWW.BAYHOUSENAPLES.COM JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Let us help you spread the joy and warmth of the holidays with Chef Andy Hunters family recipe. Our individual bite size creations are perfect for parties and a welcome host gift at any party. Please give us a 3 day advance notice for your order! Nicely packaged by the dozen $ 18.00 dozen THE BAY HOUSE FAMOUS GOOEY BROWN BUTTER BITES
Time to get gifting.Order a freshly-crafted holiday gift today!THE MOST MAGICAL CHRISTMASMake this Christmas even more magical with our NEW Magical Christmas Tree Bouquet! This new holiday arrangement is artfully arranged by our elves to look like an incredible Christmas, decorated with ornaments of cantaloupe and a variety of our Fruit Truf es, small pineapple star lights, and topped with another fresh pineapple star. We have also added a decadent Gourmet Belgian Chocolate Pop for a festive nishing touch for this holiday season! Exclusively at Edible Arrangements! TOYS FOR TOTS DONATION CENTERBring in a new unwrapped toy and receive free pineapple popBonita Springs 239-676-9911 Fort Myers 239-437-8480 North Fort Myers 239-997-3784 Naples 239-643-7070 TO ORDER, PLEASE CALL OR VISIT: Merry Christmas Caramel Apple Edible Selections Magical Christmas Tree Bouquet with a Gourmet Belgian Chocolate Pop
14 2015 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY HolidayGIFT GUIDE 2015Chances are you know people who are really into wine. They have more than 50 or 100 bottles in their house, they always put the correct wine glass in front of you, and best of all, theyre eternally eager to share a new discovery or special bottle with their friends. Ive never met a stingy wine lover. However, gifts for wine lovers are like gifts for golfers. Theres no end to the trinkets, small and large, that you can buy and inflict on them. So this year, Id like to suggest some gift items that your wine loving friends will really appreciate (and use), and others to stay away from. Believe me, we have plenty of both types in our house. First, of course, you can always give a bottle (or two) of wine. As obvious as the choice is, it also may be the most useful and appreciated. However, it has to be a decent bottle. Not expensive, but not something that costs $9.99 a liter in the supermarket. There are plenty of wines in all price ranges that I myself would gratefully receive and appreciate. If theyre not available locally, you can find them through wine-searcher.com.In the $10-$20 rangeI Guisti & Zanza Nemorino Toscana Boutari Moschofilero This flavorful Greek wine is getting more popular every day Milbrandt Traditions Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Crest H3 Cabernet Sauvignon Chateau Hyot Ctes de Bordeaux Kim Crawford Unoaked ChardonnayIn the $20-$40 rangeTerrabianca Campaccio Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc Rombauer Chardonnay Tenuta Sette Ponte Crognolo Walter Hanzell Chardonnay North Slope Vineyard Orin Swift The PrisonerAbove $40Guigal Condrieu Jean-Luc Colombo Cornas La Louvee Argiano Solengo Beringer Cabernet Private Reserve Kapcsandy Endre Ill be posting more recommendations on Facebook as the holiday season overtakes us. On Facebook, were at firstname.lastname@example.org. As mentioned above, there is no end to the wine accessories you can find in dozens of catalogs. My best advice is to gift your wine friends with things theyll actually use, and not stuff thats going to clutter up their wine room. No wine racks that look like snow skis, no corkscrew thats shaped like a hammerhead shark. Likewise for wine glass charms and decorative bottle stoppers. Your wine friends have plenty of these already. So whats the gift solution? Here are my suggestions for this season. Wine glasses Spiegelau Vino Grande Bordeaux. A set of 4 is $40 at iwawine.com. Reidel O series Cabernet/Merlot glasses These stemless glasses are perfect for traveling. Pay for 6 and get 8 at iwawine.com. Vacu-Vin Stoppers I recommended these last season, and theyre still a favorite. The Vacu-Vin system (which we use at home) consists of rubber stoppers and a small hand-operated vacuum pump. Put the stopper in the bottle, pump out the air, and the wine stays fresh for days. About $10 at wine.com. The Wine Bible, by Karen MacNeil Any writer who calls her book a bible better know what shes talking about, and Karen does. This is an excellent and very comprehensive reference guide that belongs on any wine lovers shelf. Pulltex Deluxe Wine Essences Collection Its a splurge at $150, but I guarantee that if your wine friends have more than 100 bottles in their homes, theyre serious about learning more and more about the subject. This set contains 40 vials of the aromas found in wines, and helps wine enthusiasts train their sense of smell to identify them in whatever theyre drinking. Real professional-level stuff. Available at winevineimports.com. The Coravin Perhaps no other wine device in recent years has proven as useful not to mention innovative as this. The Coravin consists of a very fine hollow steel needle that you insert through the bottle cork. Then, the device pressurizes the bottle and allows you to pour out a small sample without actually opening the bottle or compromising the cork. Its perfect for trying out saved bottles to see if theyre ready to drink, and for evaluating older bottles that may be over the hill. The newer model is a big improvement over what was available last year. About $300 at coravin.com. We hope you enjoy wonderful wines during your holiday celebrations. Sample widely and responsibly. Wine gifts to buyand to avoid f f e jerry GREENFIELDvino@floridaweekly.com Choose Vergina For All Your 700 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102 239.659.7008 | VerginaRestaurant.com Vergina, The Taste Youll Never Forget in a Place Youll Always Remember! CALL 239.659.7008 TO RESERVE YOUR TABLE Gift Cards Available Special Menus
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com 2015 15 HolidayGIFT GUIDE 2015Two-tone diamond and gold necklaceThis sophisticated, 14-karat, two-tone gold necklace with one diamond karat is sure to bring a sparkle to that special someone this holiday season. $4,995Diamond pendantThis 14-karat, yellow, rose and white gold necklace is sprinkled with 1.62 diamonds. The .91 karat Forevermark ideal-square diamond in the center brings out the shine. Chain is $699 and pendant is $12,900Diamond District Coconut Point 7995 Plaza del Lago Drive Estero 33928 947-3434 SARASOTA: Sarasota Crossings 5459 Fruitville Road Sarasota(941) 342-6600 Email: email@example.comNAPLES: Across from the Ritz-Carlton 241 Center Street North Naples(239) 591-1200 Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgFT. MYERS: Bell Tower Shops 13499 S. Cleveland Ave. Ft. Myers (239) 344-0037 Email: email@example.com WHERE THE ENTERTAINMENT IS ALWAYS INCLUDED!Restaurant Hours 5-10 Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Holiday Gift Cards Available! Give the Gift of DaRuMa!Treat your family and friends to an evening theyll remember and truly enjoy! Live Entertainment 5 Nights a Week! Call today to book your Holiday Party!Taking Reservations Now for New Years! W W W W W W W W H H H H H H H H E E E E R R R R E E E E E T T T T T H H H H H H E E E E E E E E E E E E N N N N N N N T T T T E E E R R R T T T T A A A A A A I I I I N N N N M M M E E N N N N N N N N N N N N T T T T T T T T T T T T I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A L L L L L L L L L L L L L W W W W W W W W W W W W A A A A A A A A Y Y Y Y Y Y S I I I I I I I I N N N N N N N N N N N N N N C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Celebrate Your Holidays DaRuMa-Style!
AESTHETICPLASTICSURGERY& MED SPAOF NAPLES Gift cards Available 239.249.3382Dr. Alexander Rodi, D.O. Supervising/Delegating/Treating M.D. NaplesMedSpa.com Laser Hair Removal, Facials, Waxing and more! TM Naples898 5th Avenue South, Suite 204Bonita Springs24850 S Tamiami Trail (in the Bernwood Plaza)New Location Opening Soon! Receive Free Gift with Purchase of Gift Card Holiday Gift PackagesOne Hour Santa PackageNaples Signature Facial rejuvenating personalized facial customized facial includes a deep cleanse, steam, extraction, masking and $75 (Reg. $95) Half Day Mistletoe PackageBotox (20 units), Signature Customized Facial and Wine MudWrap ritual. $420 (Reg. $515) A Gift For Them Gif f G i i ee F Fre ee e ee F Fre e e e e G ift ft e G i e e F F e F e F eiv cei cei Rec ive i v e ve iv e ve e ve ve Fre e For You! F F F F o o r T F F F F F F F F F o o o r F F F F F F F F F F o o F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F Y F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F F o o o o o o o o r F F F F F F F F F o o o Y r F F F F F F F F F F F o o o F F F F F F F o o o Y and T T T T T T h h h h m m m m m m m m m m m m m m h h h h h h h h h h e e e e e e e e e e e m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m hem h e e e e e e h e m m m m m h h h h e e e e e e e e e e e m m m m h h e e e e e o o o u u u u u u u u ! ! Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y o o o o o o o o u u u u Y o u u u u u u u u o o o u u u u Yo Yo u u u u u u u u ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! u u u u u u ! ! o o o o o r r r r r r r r r r r r r T T T T T T F F F F F F o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o r r r r r r r r r r r F F F F F F F F o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o T T T T T Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y o o o o o o o o r r r r r r r r r r o o o o o o r r r r Y r o o o o o o Y a Gift Jinglebells Micro-needling with a collagen mask $199 (Reg. $325) FLORIDA WEEKLY 2015 16 HolidayGIFT GUIDE 2015Clay scent diffuserSome people highly prize their individuality, and for that person, Myxn Scents offers he or she the opportunity to mix personalized fragrances and add them to home and body products. We particularly like this clay scent diffuser, which comes paired with a specially mixed oil blend to scent the air. $30 Myxn Scents Bayfront 457 Bayfront Place Naples 280-0045
FLORIDA WEEKLY 2015 17 HolidayGIFT GUIDE 2015Bird on a wireThis ruby, wood and quartz necklace by Heather Haas is a great gift for the nature enthusiast. $246Well Read department store Promenade at Bonita Bay 26841 South Bay Drive Suites 150 and 151 Bonita Springs 34134 221-3282 FRESHLY PREPARED COMPLETE DINNERS & CARRYOUT GOURMET CATERING239-592-5557 9331 Tamiami Trail North Naples, FL 34108 SauceLady.com STORE HOURS Open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. & Closed Sunday Gourmet Sauces Delicious Soups Meatballs Gourmet Entrees Lasagna & Pasta Fabulous Desserts & Much More! CATERING ORDERS NOW BEING TAKEN FOR THE HOLIDAYS. CALL OR STOP BY AND MAKE YOUR NEXT EVENT ONE TO REMEMBER. Authentic Italian Specialities To Go Holiday Delight BUY 9 4 FREE! FREE $5 GIFT CARD BUY GET 2 FREE! PAIN-FREE, QUICK, AND AFFORDABLE. WOMEN: MEN: GET HER SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT THIS YEAR!
18 2015 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY HolidayGIFT GUIDE 2015ScotchThis 13-year-old, single-malt scotch whiskey by Braeval makes a great gift this holiday season. $125.99Vom Fass Naples 9100 Strada Place Suite 2112 Naples 34108 513-0103AbsintheExplore the unique flavors and journey of absinthe in this 750 ml gift bottle imported from France. $53.99Absinthe fountainThis unique fountain is an ideal vessel for serving absinthe. $179.99Flavors of Naples gift/starter setThis gift/starter set features a selection of high-quality oils and vinegars to meet the expectations of the most discriminating palate. $49.99 Holiday To Do List: Buy gift cards for friends from M Plan Christmas Eve and Day at M Plan private Christmas party with friends New Years Eve with my Honey at MTHE HOLIDAY SEASON IS HERE! Theres no better place than M Waterfront Grille to help with all of your holiday needs!HAPPY HOLIDAYS! RESERVATIONSmwaterfrontgrille.com 239.263.4421U.S. 41 to Park Shore The Village on Venetian Bay
FLORIDA WEEKLY 2015 19 HolidayGIFT GUIDE 2015Satchel bagThis aqua-hued leather bag made in Spain puts a splash of color to any neutral outfit. $829.95Well Read department store Promenade at Bonita Bay 26841 South Bay Drive Suites 150 and 151 Bonita Springs 34134 221-3282 Give the Gift All Year Long...Play of 239-514-0084 www.cmon.org With a Magical Membership from Cmon! 38,000 sq. ft. of interactive exhibits Daily/Weekly educational programs Cmon... Be Merry!Memberships start at only $125 per year for 2 adults and up to 6 children! (In the same household)
Mother GooseAnimated Mother Goose plush toy makes a great holiday gift. $36EVELYN & ARTHUR Promenade at Bonita Bay 26811 S. Bay Drive Suite 124 Bonita Springs 34134 949-4110Hip sweaterRock on with this black cashmere sweater by Autumn. $310Well Read department store Promenade at Bonita Bay 26841 South Bay Drive Suites 150 and 151 Bonita Springs 34134 221-3282Dog casesThese dog motif cases are a fun and cheery way to store personal items for the beach or car. $24Humpty DumptyBring this timeless childrens character limited-edition doll by Mack Roberts to your home for the holidays. $150 550 Port-O-Call Way Naples, FL firstname.lastname@example.org portofnaplesmarina.com Give the Gift of Time on the Water!Gift Certificates for Boat and Jet-Ski Rentals AvailableBRAND NEW EQUIPMENT WITH THE LATEST ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY Also Available at Port of Naples Marina: Daily Public Cruises, Private Charters, Charter Fishing, Live Bait and More! 20 2015 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY HolidayGIFT GUIDE 2015
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22 2015 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY HolidayGIFT GUIDE 2015Yellow diamond heart pendantThis 2.5 natural-yellow diamond encased in white diamonds and 18-karat gold is sure to set some heart alight. $89,975International Jewelers Promenade at Bonita Bay 26795 S. Bay Drive Suite 168 Bonita Springs 34134 301-2798Diamond and garnet necklaceThis 14-karat, rose gold necklace with 1.40 karat diamond and 3.31 garnet pendant by Bassali is bound to deliver sparkle and cheer. $1,840Diamond and garnet earringsThe gift of sweet bling can be found in these 14-karat rose gold, 2.61 garnet and 1.07 diamond earrings by Bassali. $3,240 Our name says it all...we're CRAZY RESTAURANT HOURS: Every day 11:30am9:30pm | FISH MARKET HOURS: Every day 11am9pm Amazing HOLIDAYPLATTERSAVAILABLE :E ver r yd y d ay ay 11a 11a m m pm ver er 11 11 m9 m ve 9 m r er 1 11 11 1a m m L L E WHERE YOU WILL FIND THE REEL RANDY!239-260-10701 mile NORTH of Wiggins Pass Road; 2 miles SOUTH of Bonita Beach RoadLUNCHES Starting at $7.99GIFT CERTIFICATES Available! NCHES N C C N N C S S S S tarting at $7.99 tarting at $7.99 at $7.99 tarting 7.99 ng at $ S S S S 5
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FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com 2015 27 HolidayGIFT GUIDE 2015Some of us hate it enough to pay someone else to do it. Others take delight in folding corners just so, or the challenge of covering uneven angles, not to mention the seemingly endless varieties of design and texture. But why do we wrap gifts in paper in the first place? As with so many modern practices, it dates back to ancient cultures. First came the Chinese and their priceless gift of the invention of paper in 105 A.D. That was followed in the eighth century by the Japanese furoshiki and Korean bojagi, reusable wrapping cloths originally designed for transporting goods or preventing clothing mix-ups in traditional baths, as well as covering gifts. By 1509, a new English invention appropriately dubbed wallpaper filled a similarly dual purpose, but not for long, since it easily cracked and tore upon folding. The Victorians, whose notions of decor are considered fussy by many nowadays, applied a like aesthetic to their gift wrapping, using elaborately decorated paper adorned with ribbons and lace. But that paper also was heavy and rather unwieldy. It gave way in the early 20th century to colored tissue ... which is still in use today, but more as an interior covering. So what happened in between? Chalk it up to yet another example of necessity being the mother of invention. In 1917, holiday business boomed so well for a couple of stationery store-owning brothers in Kansas City, Missouri, that they ran out of colored tissue paper. Fortunately, a search of their inventory yielded a supply of fancy French paper designed for lining envelopes. In the true spirit of American ingenuity, they put it on sale at 10 cents a sheet. Guess what was snapped up in a Kansas City minute? The enterprising brothers tried their experiment again the following year, and the year after that. Finally convinced they were on to something, they began designing and producing their own decorative paper, solely for the purpose of wrapping gifts. Still, lets face it gift wrap isnt practical. In fact, its downright wasteful. So why do we spend more than $2 billion on it every year? Maybe its the element of surprise. Maybe its because, as research has suggested, we feel more positive about a gift that is wrapped. Or maybe its just because that paper is so darned pretty. Whatever the case, those two brothers from Kansas City knew a good thing when they stumbled upon it. Because, in case you hadnt guessed it, their last name was Hall. As in Joyce and Rollie Hall. As in Hallmark. You heard it here. Put a bow on it! Our obsession with gift wrapBY LUCIE WINBORNESpecial to Florida Weekly GIVE THE GIFTS THEY'VE ALWAYS DREAMED OF... FORT MYERS13411 Metro Parkway Corner of Metro & Daniels 239.561.5656 PORT CHARLOTTE18700-9 Veterans Blvd. Next door to Michaels 941.235.7711 NAPLES2160 Tamiami Trail N Gateway Center 239.263.2506 www.DenmarkInteriors.com Fine contemporary furnishings, in Florida s favorite colors! Best selection of BDI ofce and entertainment products and BEST prices! Tempur pedic mattresses in stock and ready for delivery! *DONATE $50 & RECEIVE UP TO $400 OFF SELECT STRESSLESS RECLINERS*Restrictions may apply. See store for complete details.
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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 Moore Haven Home on 1/2 AcreWell maintained home in Moore Haven w/many extras. Ready to move in. Near shopping, motorhome carport.$125,9001-866-657-2300 800LE025946. MOORE HAVEN The Return on Your Investment Begins ImmediatelyThis is a short sale. The income producing duplex, conveniently located on a main rd between Lee Blvd & Gunnery Rd.$124,9001-866-657-2300 800LE056965. LEHIGH ACRES Flamingo BayOwner Financing!Community boat ramp with gulf access and community pool, 2 bedroom 1-1/2 bath doublewide perfect for the fisherman.$115,0001-866-657-2300 800PI060796. ST. JAMES CITY Sailboat Water-Retirement Heaven!Charming, well maintained mobile home on 2 corner lots. Furnished, move-in ready!$99,9001-866-657-2300 800CH213800. PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2 Home on 1/2 Acre Located in East LehighThis 3 bed 2 bath home is on 1/2 acre and is fantastic for a starter home or investment rental property.$89,0001-866-657-2300 800LE055966. LEHIGH ACRES Well Established Neighborhood!!Well maintained 2 bedroom 1 bath 2 car garage home. Tile throughout the home. Nicely landscaped, close to everything!$79,9001-866-657-2300 800CH215252. PORT CHARLOTTE Great Investment OpportunityGreat investment 2/2 condo for rentals, seasonal or annual. A great place to live. Centrally located.$75,0001-866-657-2300 800CC045841. FORT MYERS Country living on 1/2 Acre in North Fort MyersTotally renovated mobile home on 1/2 acre land in North Fort Myers, Florida. Fenced in property & storage shed.$69,0001-866-657-2300 800CC054404. NORTH FORT MYERS One of a Kind Gulf Front Home!Beautiful 5 bedroom gulf front home. New upgrades throughout entire home w/attention to detail throughout.$3,200,0001-866-657-2300 800CC057373. FORT MYERS BEACH Stunning Canal HomeBreathtaking views of the bay! Watch sea life & shrimp boats! Superb location! Open floor plan.$1,800,0001-866-657-2300 800FM032841. FORT MYERS Luxurious EstateBreathtaking 4 bedroom 6 bath gulf access custom built estate home with 7000 sq. ft. Schedule your private showing today!$1,549,5001-866-657-2300 800CC032693. CAPE CORAL New Construction 3+Den in RenaissanceEnjoy your new home overlooking the 5th green. For the person with discriminating taste buds, cook in or outdoors.$1,377,0001-866-657-2300 800FM039470. FORT MYERS Elite Estate Home in Tranquil Country SettingCome explore this hidden gem on 10.6 perfectly manicured waterfront grounds.$1,195,0001-866-657-2300 800CC039318. 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. Add'l Building LotEnjoy paradise in this amazing home! It has 155 ft. on the water offering spectacular views! 3,000 sq. ft. dream come true!$895,0001-866-657-2300 800CC006815. CAPE CORAL Gorgeous 4+Den 3 Bath 3 Car GarageSpacious custom pool home 4 bed+den 3.5 baths 3 car garage canal gulf access.$799,0001-866-657-2300 800FM063531. CAPE CORAL Island EstateIsland estate, horse ranch, botanical garden....it's large enough to do all of this and more. 22 beautiful fenced acres$750,0001-866-657-2300 800PI046750. ST. JAMES CITY Water Views, Secluded Location, Deep Water Access2500 sq. ft. upscale everything and Key West charm. Pool, dock/lift & waterfront lot across the street.$749,0001-866-657-2300 800CC025152. ST. JAMES CITY Stunning High-End, Gulf Access HomeThis 3000 sq. ft. home has it all! Beautiful, spacious kitchen with granite countertops and island.$749,0001-866-657-2300 800CC028472. CAPE CORAL Tropical Paradise on Edgewater Lake2 bed 2 bath, 200' of lake front, w/access to Charlotte Harbor. Located on a cul-de-sac.$650,0001-866-657-2300 800CH216378. PORT CHARLOTTE
1 1 22587 Half Moon Walk Paul Gray 239.273.0403 Web ID 215041828 $4,295,000 3163 Gin Lane Lisa Tashjian 239.259.7024 Web ID 215052524 $5,700,000 4223 Gordon Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 215001052 $14,500,000 3845 Fort Charles Drive Peter Reppucci 239.595.6500 Web ID 214060903 $16,450,000 3200 Gordon Drive Lisa Tashjian 239.259.7024 Web ID 215032365 $6,500,0001 2 3 4 5 3 4 5 PORT ROYAL THE MOORINGS // COQUINA SANDS PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM PREMIER SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY 4 3 5396 Yucca Road James Bates 239.961.3973 Web ID 215046775 $4,350,000 Windemere #201 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 215053852 $1,250,000 545 Riviera Drive Janet Rathbun 239.860.0012 Web ID 214058854 $1,995,000 650 Bow Line Drive Debbi/Marty McDermott 239.564.4231 Web ID 215057129 $2,395,000 Carriage Club #21 Cheryl Turner 239.250.3311 Web ID 215022346 $875,0001 2 3 4 5780 Fifth Avenue South #6 Heather Hobrock 239.370.3944 Web ID 215039053 $1,295,000 630 5th Avenue North Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 215033802 $3,597,000 689 Bougainvillea Road Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID STRU111915IHE $3,895,000 481 21st Avenue South Bill Frantz 330.329.0077 Web ID 215013041 $7,999,000 Esmeralda on Eighth #101 Paul Gray 239.273.0403 Web ID 215041283 $2,250,0001 2 3 4 5 1 3 4 5 2 2 OLD NAPLES // AQUALANE SHORES ROYAL HARBOR
336 Oak Avenue Ann Marie Shimer 239.825.9020 Web ID 215054679 $1,975,000 Park Shore Tower #6B Laurie Zanelli 239.675.9777 Web ID 215029946 $2,595,000 4745 Whispering Pine Way Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID SCHE111915IHE $3,350,000 344 Pirates Bight Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 215011946 $6,195,000 Willow Brook #702 Samantha Aybar 239.450.6831 Web ID 215036763 $499,000 Trieste #1106 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 214024952 $2,695,000 1412 Hemingway Place Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 215012741 $1,695,000 Terraces #607 Marion Bethea/Anne Killilea 239.261.6200 Web ID 215034284 $1,100,000 St. Tropez #202 Gary Blaine 239.595.2912 Web ID 215054296 $425,000 Salerno #502 Leah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 Web ID 215066107 $2,149,000 7743 Martino Circle John D'Amelio 239.961.5996 Web ID 215035065 $519,500 Le Rivage PH 5 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID CAFE041515IHE $12,000,000 Surfsedge #1202 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID KING111915IHE $795,000 Horizon House PH 2B Patrick/Phyllis O'Donnell 239.250.3360 Web ID 215036281 $2,250,000 Brittany #V18 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 215012861 $2,495,000 713 Nathan Hale Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID TANE091015IHE $3,495,000 San Marino #410D Janet Rathbun 239.860.0012 Web ID 215019779 $1,195,000 Mystique #801 Urness/Tarkenton/Brown 239.598.9900 Web ID PELI092915IHE $6,400,000 St. Nicole #304 Laurie Zanelli 239.675.9777 Web ID 215056665 $848,900 Chateaumere Royale #801 Friley Saucier 239.293.3532 Web ID SEID102615IHE $625,000 Chateaumere #D-405 Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 Web ID 215054789 $885,000 Mansion La Palma #103 Leah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 Web ID 215005497 $989,000 8691 Purslane Drive Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 214068500 $1,695,000 9024 Terranova Drive Suzanne Amon 239.216.3906 Web ID 215056026 $1,670,000 Clermont #H-103 Ed Cox/Je Cox 239.860.8806 Web ID 215017707 $475,000 9018 Terranova Drive Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.216.1973 Web ID 215051470 $1,810,000 1049 Spanish Moss Trail Sue Black 239.250.5611 Web ID 215060729 $1,350,000 6760 Sable Ridge Lane Craig Jones 239.825.6857 Web ID 215054579 $2,275,000 147 Caribbean Court Sue Black 239.250.5611 Web ID 215046684 $1,149,900 5790 Hammock Isles Drive Joanne MacLeod 239.272.7679 Web ID 215055073 $1,049,000 Avellino Isles #3302 Patrick O'Connor 239.293.9411 Web ID 215056230 $675,000 2983 Gardens Boulevard Christine Jones 239.404.9900 Web ID 215049613 $1,375,000 9301 Vercelli Court Tess/Tom McCarthy 239.207.0118 Web ID 215000859 $990,000 PARK SHORE PELICAN BAY BAY COLONY PELICAN MARSH PREMIER SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM 7640 Martino Circle Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 215016382 $589,000 1540 Marsh Wren Lane Daniel Guenther 239.357.8121 Web ID 215048981 $2,350,000 1245 Gordon River Trail Daniel Guenther 239.357.8121 Web ID 215050013 $7,495,000 8179 Wilshire Lakes Boulevard Patrick O'Connor 239.293.9411 Web ID 215048300 $645,000 2932 Tiburon Boulevard East James Bates 239.961.3973 Web ID SANC101415IHE $1,399,000 NAPLES & SURROUNDS
336 Oak Avenue Ann Marie Shimer 239.825.9020 Web ID 215054679 $1,975,000 Beachmoor #701 Amy Becker/Leah Ritchey 239.272.3229 Web ID 215059789 $1,750,000 PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM Residences III #902 Pam Parsons 239.404.3475 Web ID 215056592 $1,149,000 657 Soliel Drive Gordie Lazich 239.777.2033 Web ID 215038780 $559,900 2171 Miramonte Way Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 Web ID 215050258 $2,950,000 15093 Topsail Court Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 Web ID 215039490 $464,000 29026 Blaisdell Drive Valerie Bee 239.398.3055 Web ID 215055466 $1,349,000 Quartz Cove #102 Julie Rembos 239.595.1809 Web ID 215020230 $375,000 518 96th Avenue North Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 215053645 $430,000 Grande Dominica #202 Dave Urness 239.273.0971 Web ID 215056825 $1,145,000 496 Germain Avenue Jenn Hite 239.233.2030 Web ID 215061729 $1,650,000 PREMIER SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY 1395 Great Egret Trail Jamie Dockweiler 239.216.3753 Web ID 215014781 $6,380,000 2237 Miramonte Court Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 Web ID 215040846 $2,425,000 Ole #64-1 Jordan Stone 239.253.0880 Web ID 215029882 $385,000 7938 Founders Circle Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 215057227 $479,000 7640 Martino Circle Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 215016382 $589,000 2956 Bellower Lane Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 Web ID 214062926 $7,799,000 1540 Marsh Wren Lane Daniel Guenther 239.357.8121 Web ID 215048981 $2,350,000 1245 Gordon River Trail Daniel Guenther 239.357.8121 Web ID 215050013 $7,495,000 1350 Noble Heron Way Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 Web ID 215053004 $2,595,000 2751 Buckthorn Way Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 Web ID 215030207 $1,999,000 1342 Noble Heron Way Melissa Williams 239.248.7238 Web ID 215049759 $2,633,000 L'Ermitage #B-19 Jutta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 239.659.5113 Web ID 215025323 $1,095,000 13323 Rosewood Lane Vanya/Dimo Demirev 239.565.0550 Web ID 215045706 $3,950,000 5939 Barclay Lane Dave Urness 239.273.0971 Web ID 215050001 $940,000 6247 Highcroft Drive Jesse Moreno 239.405.0065 Web ID 215065034 $600,000 Grande Geneva #601 Dave Urness 239.273.0971 Web ID 215038516 $1,375,000 8179 Wilshire Lakes Boulevard Patrick O'Connor 239.293.9411 Web ID 215048300 $645,000 2932 Tiburon Boulevard East James Bates 239.961.3973 Web ID SANC101415IHE $1,399,000 GREY OAKS NORTH NAPLES VANDERBILT BEACH
1231 Laurel Court Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 Web ID 215027936 $3,249,000 Cherry Oaks #202 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 215058103 $455,000 1781 Barbados Avenue Krystal Bernhardt 239.529.8994 Web ID 215011307 $1,775,000 3776 Cotton Green Path Drive Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 215062214 $379,900 580 South Heathwood Drive Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 215026814 $5,375,000 1290 Riverhead Avenue Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 215035711 $639,900 Belize #1204 Angelica Andrews 239.595.7653 Web ID 215018540 $1,890,000 Caxambas South Beach Terrace #401 Vince Colace 239.260.3333 Web ID 215029487 $749,000 1094 Ruppert Road Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 Web ID 215030560 $3,899,999 Apollo #209 Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 Web ID 215052401 $469,500 221 Hideaway Circle North Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 Web ID 215036843 $487,500 Belize #2003 Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 215029508 $1,599,990 Gulfview #1707 Vince Colace 239.260.3333 Web ID 215009861 $569,700 Belize #1402 Angelica Andrews 239.595.7653 Web ID 215028810 $1,670,000 South Seas #1201 Helga Wetzold 239.821.6905 Web ID 215033644 $429,000 571 South Bareld Drive Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 215021223 $375,000 883 Banyan Court Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 Web ID 215011263 $875,000 710 Waterside Drive Vince Colace 239.260.3333 Web ID 214068415 $350,000 711 South Bareld Drive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 215063709 $350,000 South Seas #A309 Brock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 Web ID 215029789 $369,900 3275 Hyacinth Drive Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 215041526 $1,249,000 Menaggio #201 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 215041325 $549,000 8980 Cherry Oaks Trail Karena DeWitt 931.205.2800 Web ID 214061808 $535,000 Marengo #201 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 213501789 $485,000 3267 Hyacinth Drive Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 215042012 $1,080,000 Serena #202 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 214063983 $499,000 4541 Cardinal Cove Lane Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 214066734 $399,000 Callista #6-201 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 215035673 $399,000 Varenna #104 Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 215010019 $379,000 8552 Pepper Tree Way ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 214061737 $445,000 Varenna #101 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 213511863 $379,000 Sotheby's International Realty and the Sotheby's 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 Sotheby's International Realty participated as either the listing or cooperating agent or broker in the sale or purchase of the properties depicted. Summer Landscape by Vincent Van Gogh used with permission. 17,000 ASSOCIATES | 800 OFFICES WORLDWIDE 61 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES GLOBALLY | 31 PREMIER SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY LOCATIONS MARCO ISLAND FIDDLER'S CREEKPREMIER SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM 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 | 239.434.2424MYSTIQUE AT PELICAN BAY | 239.598.9900