www.FloridaWeekly.com PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. VIII, No. 11 FREEWEEK OF DEC. 31, 2015-JAN. 6, 2016 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. OPINION A4 CLUB NOTES A12 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A16 PETS OF THE WEEK A22 ON THE MOVE B3 BUSINESS MEETINGS B6 HOUSE HUNTING B12 OPEN HOUSE MAP B18 PUZZLES C12 ANTIQUES C14 SAVE THE DATE C25 CUISINE NEWS C28-31 INSIDE All aboard A Holly Jolly Trolley Tour, and more fun around town. C26-27 A singular soundThe Appleseed Collective combines old jazz, funk and bluegrass. C1 In case you forgotThe Diva reminds us of her no-fail hangover cures. A23 House boundBusinesses that come to you with their services. B1 REMEMBERING SOME WE LOST THIS YEARBY DON MANLEYFlorida Weekly Correspondent May the works Ive done speak for me. When Im resting in my grave, Theres nothing more to be said; May the works (the works Ive done) Let it speak for me. Sullivan PughHE LYRICS OF THIS SPIRITUAL ENCAP-SULATE AN essential and unassailable part of our journey through this life. When our time is at an end, our words and deeds do, indeed, live on. Hopefully, they speak of a life well lived that enriched our fellow man, especially those whom we hold most dear. As is the Florida Weekly tradition in the final week of every year, this week we present a glimpse into the lives of several area residents who left this world in 2015. Turn to page A8 to read about sterling examples of people whose good works will long be remembered. After a seven-year hiatus, the Luxury Home Show returns in January, with more than 100 exhibitors poised to welcome people back with the latest in products and design trends for the home. Presented by Home & Design Magazine and Ronto Group, the expo takes place Friday and Saturday, Jan. 8-9, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples. A one-stop resource for the best of everything home related, it will cover every aspect of the design/build process. Whether they have a kitchen to remodel, an office or guest wing to add on or a whole house to design, build and furnish, show-goers will meet architects, interior designers, builders, retailers and a host of other professionals who can help bring their luxury home visions to reality.Presenters believe the market is ready for the return of the Luxury Home Show TSEE LIVES, A8 SEE HOME, A11 they led livesTheBY KELLY MERRITTkmerritt@ oridaweekly.com Anne Wynn Anthony La Paglia Monte Lazarus Benno Benninga Robert ColantonioB. 1925 B. 1930 B. 1930 B. 1925 B. 1966
matterbrothersfurniture.com Monday Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday 12pm-5pmNaples, Ft. Myers, Sarasota, Tarpon Springs and Pinellas Park SET THE TABLE FOR THE HOLIDAYS www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 31, 2015 JANUARY 6, 2016 COMMENTARY Coloring (20) Sixteen White and red. My wife says each numeral has its own color, and multi-digit numbers are composites of those colors. Synesthesia, thats called, and in particular, color-graphemic synesthesia, a neurologic phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway, as a source describes it. My wife Amy is a synesthete, in other words. Thats why she sees this brandspanking-new year, 6, as red and white. Ive asked her. Ive suggested to her. Ive questioned her, gently. Ive even pleaded with her on my own behalf and yours to please take just one more synesthetic glance. Isnt there a little bit of blue in there somewhere, too? Isnt this year, 6, going to be Red, White and Blue all the way down the line? Nope. White. And Red. Fortunately, I am not a synesthete any more than Im a wine critic. This is not how I see or taste the world, for example: A brilliant red in color, pinot noir has a slightly spicy nose with hints of balsawood (balsawood?) as well as citrus notes and a soft lively fruitiness along with mellow tannins that leave a velvety (velvety!) finish in the mouth. As young wine it exhibits simple red fruit flavors such as cherry, strawberry and raspberry (sure it does). As it matures it takes on a surprising complexity, with aromas of chocolate, venison (venison?) figs, prunes, truffles (those mushrooms that pigs like?), violets and even a touch of smokiness. No, I dont do that. I am, instead, a fancyesthete. And I fancy that 6 will prove to be as Red, White and Blue as, say, the years 1776 (Declaration of Independence) or 1865 (freed the slaves, saved the Union) or 1918 (won World War I, established world peace, sort of), or 1945 (won World War II, established world peace, sort of), or 2008 (our mostly white nation finally elected a black president) no matter what my favorite synesthete says about its colors. And why? Because Floridas two leading Red-White-and-Blue contenders for the White House Donald Trump and Sen. Marco Rubio will recognize that to make America great again they have to withdraw from the Presidential race this year. Then they have to travel to Nepal, climb the highest mountain, and sit naked with a Tibetan monk until 2017 (White and Blue, says Amy), learning the art of responsible leadership. If youre going to be a wine critic, a synestheste or a fancyesthete any one of them my advice is to go big. At least two of those vocations spring from traditions richly imbued with hyperbole, a word Donald Trump has used to describe a key tool in his version of good salesmanship. As a go-big fancyesthete, therefore, I now predict that Mr. Trump will begin this Red, White and Blue year by manfully, and patriotically, resolving to get right everything he has gotten wrong, so far. Which is a lot. First, Donnie will admit that Mexican immigrants are not all rapists and murderers and the like; that he never saw thousands of Muslims cheering in New Jersey when the twin towers came down; that 81 percent of white homicide victims were not killed by blacks, as he said (about 85 percent are killed by other whites, according to the FBI); that there is no such thing as the Crime Statistics Bureau, which he cited as the source for his homicide statistics; that President Obama and his administration have no plans to bring in 250,000 Syrian refugees, a number Donnie got from a parody news site that pretended to quote a State Department official named Cathy Pieper. (There is no such person working at the State Department, according to the thorough reporters at Politifact.com, who chase down all Donnies facts, probably cackling and high-fiving each other all the way.) Heres how I see it going down. Sometime in January, Donnie will announce his withdrawal from the race for the White House from the front porch of his Palm Beach estate accompanied by his grinning wife. (Can you imagine? A full years reprieve from sex with the Don? You might be grinning, too). It will happen, of course, within full view of his 70-foot flag pole topped by a stars-and-stripes as big as New Jersey (thats hyperbole; its only as big as a swimming pool). As soon as this amazing event becomes international news, Marco will no doubt follow suit, struck by a pang or 10 of guilty conscience. So hell go home to his plain little house in the warren of West Miamis streets (mild hyperbole its one of the biggest homes in that community), stand on a front lawn about the size of Donnies flag next to his plain little wife (hyperbole and she will not be grinning), and quit the race flat out. But not until hes apologized to 20 million Floridians for not doing his job in the U.S. Senate, and for not looking out for their best interests. In 43 U.S. Senate votes between 2011 and 2014, hell acknowledge how wrong he was to vote against policies that would protect the environment 39 times (not hyperbole). In 20 votes on environmental issues in 2015, hell acknowledge that he missed 14 (not hyperbole), and that in the six he managed to cast, he voted to ignore toxic tar sands byproducts; to attack clean water provisions; to avoid even acknowledging climate change science; to drill for oil on public lands; to allow tar sands companies not to pay for their spills; and not to join in international efforts to limit climate change. Itll take guts for these men to do what they have to do. But it will set an ethical standard not only among leaders but among all Americans for a generation to come. And it will establish 2016, forever, as a year of Red, White and Blue. c d i v ( a roger WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF DEC. 31, 2015 JAN. 6, 2016 We arent the worldTo believe his critics, Donald Trump has ripped up the U.S. Constitution and sprinkled its shreds on the smoldering embers of what was once the Statute of Liberty. He did this, of course, by proposing a temporary ban on Muslim immigration into the United States, which might be the most roundly and fiercely denounced idea in America since the British Parliament passed the Intolerable Acts (in 1774). There is no doubt about it: Donald Trumps proposal is invidious; not all Muslims are a security risk. It is unworkable; among other things, airlines would have to screen travelers from Europe for their religion. It is imprudent; we dont want to send a message of generalized hostility to Muslims. But its not unconstitutional. Trumps detractors, and even some of his fellow Republicans, cant help making this charge, even though it betrays a misunderstanding, not just of the Constitution, but of the very nature of a sovereign nation. We do not discriminate on people based on religion, Ben Carson said in response to Trumps proposal, thats constitutional, thats in the First Amendment. Of course, hes right. Except the First Amendment isnt a free-floating grant of rights to all of mankind. We are a sovereign country with the right to exclude whomever we want from coming here. In keeping with this basic attribute of nationhood, a long line of Supreme Court cases have upheld the plenary power of the political branches to set immigration policy in any way they please. We have seen exercises of this plenary power in recent decades. During the hostage crisis, as FrontPage Magazine reported, Jimmy Carter ordered that all nonimmigrant visas from Iran be invalidated and that no more be issued, absent a compelling humanitarian reason. He also mandated that Iranian students in the United States report to the authorities, who queried them about potential radical sympathies. Some students were expelled. Jimmy Carter has not heretofore been known for his fascistic tendencies. It is different, and less disturbing, to target the nationality of potential entrants, rather than their religion. It is the difference between Trump proposing, say, a temporary moratorium on visas for people coming here from Pakistan and Saudi Arabia San Bernardino terrorist Tashfeen Malik was a Pakistani who spent a lot of time in Saudi Arabia and a halt to all Muslims. Trumps ban would apply to an Iraqi interpreter who worked alongside U.S. troops, as well as to a harmless Ph.D. from Malaysia. Still, the braying about the First Amendment from the left is rich. The implicit position of Trumps progressive critics is that the First Amendment doesnt protect all political speech, or cover people with religious objections to gay marriage, or prevent the Obama administration from forcing nuns to sign up for contraception coverage, but it extends to foreigners hoping to gain entry into the United States. The embedded assumption is that migrating here is some sort of global civil right. Trump may be ignorant and bombastic, but his supporters believe that, if nothing else, he understands that the security and interests of Americans must come first. They know no such thing about his hysterical detractors. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. OPINION n b r c m F rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly Hog heavenOnce upon a time, a lighthearted conversation turned to the subject of bad country ham and gelatinous fruitcake. These are gifts often given during the holiday season by friends and families with the best of intentions. My companion, a respected folklorist, mused that this cultural practice could be fertile ground for collecting stories of historic interest to future generations. There would be enough to fill a little volume, especially timely for release during the season of giving. It would be received with a smile of recognition. Who, after all, doesnt have such a story? I thought it a marvelous idea, the perfect alternative to receiving or gifting the artifacts proposed as the subject of the book. The stocking stuffer would eliminate for both the giver and receiver the burden of an idea gone bad and serve as an acknowledgement of what good manners disallowed to wit, only on rare occasions do such arrivals spark joy and thanksgiving. For this reason, the cycle is naturally entrenched. We fall victim to a marauding spirit of generosity that begs we ignore the truth. Instead, we make wellmeaning efforts to resurrect into the present something unique and storied rooted in our own memories. What better than a sumptuous slice of homemade heaven, made from recipes handed down from one generation to the next, steeped in arcane rituals known only to God and the cook? Even Harry and Davids $10 apiece pears and Costcos tower of chocolates fail to dislodge these treasured foods traditional to many a southern household. Ode to joy is a genuine country ham, or a brick of a fruitcake redolent with lurid green and red maraschino cherries. It makes me swoon just to think of it. As I marveled about all the possibilities inherent in the book project, my mind naturally turned to some stories of my own. The first that comes to mind is about the arduous pursuit associated with acquiring the perfect country ham, and then spoiler alert the tragedy that follows with the gradual disappearance of the ways and means. Before I go further, lets be clear from the start: I am not talking about just any ole ham, and especially not the ham that arrives wrapped up like an inflated chunk of honey-baked candy. I am talking about the quintessential, salt cured, two-year-old country ham that has gone through the summer sweats, nursed toward its prime by a sage farmer who knew his way around a smoke house and a prime hog from a porky pig and sorry, Virginia and North Carolina, but Kentucky wins this contest hands down. Preparing this ham is a sacred trust, worthy of biblical instruction, but let it be known, every trusted recipe begins with the task of first finding the ham. It sounds simple enough but herein lies the difficulty. The ham that becomes the holy grail of pig parts must be first transformed by an old-fashioned method of curing over many months by an artisan incarnated as a farmer. There are only as many properly cured country hams as there are artisan farmers and believe me, among those who claim to be, few actually are. You have to eat a lot of bad ham to know the difference and by the time you figure it out, the master of kipper will probably have gone to his heavenly reward, your discovery made too late. Only the hogs are jubilant regarding this change in circumstance. Several stages must be navigated successfully over the course of your lifetime to be judged worthy of your own perfect ham. You begin as a humble novitiate. A spiritual guide first serves you a thin wafer of the sacred delicacy to test and educate your palate. The taste acquired and with groveling and displays of adoration, you are provided a few slices to take home. Your state of enlightenment deepens. This goes on for several years. Finally, you confess your desire to recruit converts to this state of knowing. The elders give their blessing. You are initiated into the order of the ham. Your name is added to the coveted ham distribution list, but only after the Grim Reaper winnows a name or two so your turn eventually pops up. Then, one day, the inevitable happens, and the knowledge is lost that opens the door to the Shangri-La of porcine. The final stage? You are on your own. Losing your ham connection can also happen by default based on a mistaken assumption that too much of a very good thing has got to be bad, and therefore regulated without mercy. That would be the posture of the U.S. government. A relentless bureaucracy put many a country entrepreneur out of business over health concerns associated with the old fashion practices used to achieve the perfect result. Personally, death by country ham sounds like the perfect way to go, as long as it includes a hot, butter ed biscuit and a puddle of grits. One can only dream. Leslie Lilly is a native Floridian. Her professional career spans more than 25 years leading major philanthropic institutions in the South and Appalachia. She writes frequently on issues of politics, public policy and philanthropy, earning national recognition for her leadership in the charitable sector. She resides with her family and pugs in Jupiter. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 31, 2015 JANUARY 6, 2016 FAMILY WAS EVERYTHING Anne WynnFamily was at the center of Annie Merle EcholsWynns existence. But her concept of family didnt just include those with whom she shared DNA; it also embraced the people in the communities she called home. No one could ever come into her house and leave hungry, said her son, Jerry Wynn. Being a child of the Depression, without a mother, she went out of her way to make sure that no one left hungry. She was just a gentle, loving person. She wouldnt let anyone go without a phone call or a sympathy card if they lost someone. It was just the old Southern hospitality and making sure everyone was taken care of. A longtime resident of Naples, Mrs. Wynn was 89 when she passed away last January, leaving behind five children, 20 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two sister, and, as two of her sons, Jerry and Tim Wynn, say, a legacy of treasuring the family unit and caring for those in need. The Wynn brothers said it was no surprise that family was so important to their mother, given her difficult upbringing. She was born in Montgomery, Ala., in 1925, one of seven children of William and Fannie Echols. Her mother passed away when she was 6 years old, so along with two sisters and one brother, she was sent to Everglades City to live with an aunt and uncle. They lived in the laundry the couple operated, which is now home to the Everglades City Museum. After graduating from Everglades High School with five other students, she moved to Naples, where she worked at the electric power office. Eventually, the entire Echols family moved from Alabama to Naples. They were all about family. Everything in their entire life was about keeping the family together, whether it was for Thanksgiving or other holidays, Jerry Wynn said. It was Mrs. Wynns sister, Lurlene, who introduced her to her future husband, Don Wynn. They married in 1946 and their union lasted until Mr. Wynns death in 2007. During that time, they not only raised a family, but were also made their mark among Naples business community. Mr. Wynn opened Naples first modern grocery store in 1948. Wynns Sunshine Super Market stood at the corner of Seventh Street and Fifth Avenue South, where the Wynn Building is today. He built a much larger store in 1953, further east on Fifth Avenue, that housed the grocery store and was the birthplace of the familys other enterprise, Sunshine Hardware. In 1964, Mr. Wynn moved the businesses to a building he erected along Ninth Street in downtown Naples. They are still doing business there. The grocery store is now known as Wynns Market. Tim Wynn oversees operations at that store and a location at Ocean Reef in Key Largo, along with Wynns Catering in Naples. Over the years, the hardware operation has expanded to Estero, Bonita Springs, Golden Gate, San Carlos Park, Marco Island, East Naples and Port Charlotte. Jerry Wynn served as the business president for many years before turning over the reins to his nephew, Michael Wynn, in 2005. Mrs. Wynn worked at the grocery store until the couples third child, Jerry, was born. But despite a busy life as a homemaker, she still found time to make potato salad, cakes and pies for the store, even after a bakery was added. Her recipes for things such as coconut cake and hummingbird cake are still used there. Cooking was both a passion and a talent for Mrs. Wynn, who prepared everything from scratch. Fried chicken, pot roast and strawberry shortcake were just a few of her signature dishes. Whether it was making meals, cleaning or washing clothes, she also took time to impart to her children lessons in how to take care of home, the importance of family and respect and compassion for their fellow man. I grew up sitting on the kitchen counter watching Mom cook, Jerry Wynn said. I learned from watching her and helping her around the house. We learned from watching. This all goes back to her gentle nature, and learning what family is and what it takes for families to get along. Although she used a walker, Mrs. Wynn remained active and sharp as a tack until about two weeks before her death from a stroke, said Jerry Wynn. If something was going on involving the family, she was there. Put her in the car and she was ready to go. Her concern for others also remained strong until the end, his brother added. When she passed away, I said she wanted to be the last person left alive on earth, not because she wanted to live that long, but because she wanted to make sure that there wasnt someone that didnt get a sympathy card or something, that there wasnt someone who didnt know how much she cared about them. KIND AND NOBLE Anthony La PagliaBe kind. That plainspoken instruction is one Anthony LaPaglia emphasized with his four children throughout their lives Its also something his children recalled when eulogizing their father at his Memorial Mass earlier this month in Rochester, N.Y. In my memory there is one particular guideline that I will never forget, said his son Steven, of Davidsonville, Md. He told me before I got married to my wife Kim, be kind. He advised me when I was going to be a father, be kind. He coached me as a business leader, be kind. Its not a thing that I could ever be finished with there isnt a finite end but its a goal worth always striving for. I think that I could do a lot worse than to be remembered for that. Thanks, Dad. The dedicated family man, accomplished scientist and businessman, and mentor to struggling business owners passed away on Nov. 19 at his Marco Island home with Bernadette, his wife of 20 years, at his side. He was 85. His widow recalled that same gentle, noble demeanor that first captured her heart remained very much intact throughout their marriage. Even during the duration of his hospice, he was noble, she said. He was stunning, he was a perfect gentleman, he was kind, she said. It just harkened back to that whole concept of being courted. He would send me flowers at work. Sometimes we would meet for breakfast. There was so much loveliness, caring, excitement and accomplishment. The son of Sicilian immigrants, Mr. La Paglia was born in Rochester and educated in parochial schools before moving on to St. Bonaventure University. While earning a degree in biochemistry with aspirations of becoming a physician, he would also meet the first love of his life, Theresa Casper. Then he received his draft notice from the U.S. Army. Following service as a drill instructor during the Korean War, he returned to his hometown in 1954, married and with a baby on the way. Eager to find employment, he was hired as a clinical chemist at Genessee Hospital. Later at Highland Hospital, Mr. La Paglia was part of a team that made breakthrough discoveries in two laboratory processes, which led to his being recruited by the analytical systems division of Rochester-based Bausch & Lomb. He spent the rest of his professional career there, rising to vice-president of marketing, which required extensive international travel. He retired from the company as a division president. Even though he was everywhere with the market-LIVESFrom page 1 just a few l o f p k M I h e th w a he r in g ta k A M r s h COURTESY PHOTOSThe Wynn family.Don andf Anne Wynn on their wedding day. pyy COURTESY PHO TOS
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 31, 2015 JANUARY 6, 2016 NEWS A9 ing initiatives, he never lost sight of being the family man that he was, the father that he was, Mrs. La Paglia said. Cardiac issues forced Mr. La Paglia to take early retirement, but but he kept busy by teaching a management course at the Rochester Institute of Technology for several semesters and helping small, startup companies find their footing and beef up product lines and distribution channels. In December of 1994, now widowed, he met Bernadette at a faculty reception at the University of Rochester, where she was attending graduate school. When I was introduced to him, I thought this was the most handsome man Id even seen, she said. The new acquaintances began dating almost immediately. Just a few weeks later, on Christmas Day, he proposed and she accepted. He had started coming to Marco in the 1970s for business conferences and it soon became a favorite family vacation spot, one that he shared with Bernadette after they married. The couple moved to the island in 2002, leaving Rochester winters behind and enabling the athletic, 6-foot, 6-inch Mr. La Paglia to indulge in golf and tennis, year-round. He was active in those pursuits for several years, until beset by serious cardiac issues and then prostate cancer. In large part, our mutual interest were the arts, attending symphonies, we were both eager readers and we did some traveling, said Mrs. La Paglia, an artist, educator and registered nurse. But perhaps my greatest gift to him was what would eventually emerge in my capacity as a caregiver, she added. We were up against some really big health issues for him. Even in his vulnerability, he was still noble. Of course, in his last days, I was able to be his advocate and that was a privilege. A RENAISSANCE MAN Monte LazarusMonte Lazarus left his mark on Marco Island in myriad ways. After moving to the city in 1989, the retired corporate attorney dedicated himself to a multitude of governmental and charitable pursuits. For many years, Mr. Lazarus was a member of the Marco Island Planning Board, serving as chairman several times. Over time, he also served on the citys Code Enforcement Board, the Charter Review Committee and the planning committees for both Mackle Park and Veterans Community Park. At various times, he was also on the boards of the Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation, the American Cancer Society, Greater Naples Leadership and several Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce committees. Mr. Lazarus last served the community on Aug. 11, when he presided over the citys second ever code enforcement special magistrate hearing. Despite being weak from leukemia and the treatments for the disease, he was determined to fulfill his duties as magistrate. That was his dream, to become a magistrate, and he got to realize it, said his wife, Sandy RiedemannLazarus. He enjoyed every minute of the time that he spent as magistrate. He was so sick that I think that was what kept him alive, to be a magistrate for the time that he was. After a long battle with leukemia, Mr. Lazarus, 85, succumbed to the disease on Oct. 3 at Avow Hospice in Naples, with his wife at his side. He was a noncommissioned officer in the U.S. Army during the mid-1950s, and his ashes will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery. Mr. Lazarus dealt with his illness in a courageous fashion, said Mrs. Lazarus, who is executive director of the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce. He accepted it and he never complained, she added. He wanted to beat it. He tried to beat it, but he was very stoic about it. He never said woe is me or why me? He accepted the fact that this was his fate. Known for possessing a quick wit and a sharp intellect, Mr. Lazarus rose from humble beginnings to carve out a distinguished career in business before coming to Southwest Florida. He was born in the Bronx in 1930. His father, Harry, was the neighborhood butcher; his mother, Rose, made hats that she sold on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. He worked two jobs to pay his way at the University of Wisconsin, where he earned a degree in economics. Then it was off to Yale Law School, where he graduated in 1954. After his stint in the army, he was an attorney for the U.S. Aeronautics Board from 1956 until 1973, before moving on to United Airlines, where he worked until retiring in 1989. He was the companys vice president of public affairs for two years before becoming senior vice president of external affairs. Mr. Lazarus played a key role at United, acting as its liaison to the Federal Aviation Administration, supervising the preparation of regulatory cases before the federal Civil Aeronautics Board and the U.S. Department of Transportation. He was also the airlines chief negotiator with foreign governments, and he devised the companys position supporting federal airline deregulation, which became law in 1978. He received the William A. Patterson Award, Uniteds highest honor, in 1979. The then Sandi Riedemann met Monte Lazarus on Marco, through mutual friends. His pick-up line was, Stick with me and fly free, because he still had flight privileges with United, she said with a laugh. They were together 17 years and married for 11. We had a lot of things in common, she said. We both liked sports, football in particular. At that time, Id wanted to start traveling. I was excited because I had a passport and he loved to travel. He loved to plan trips. He was always excited to show me things like the Eiffel Tower, London Bridge. He was really happy that he could show me things that I hadnt seen before. We also both had an interest in the community, so it worked out well. Mrs. Lazarus described her husband as a renaissance man for his breadth of knowledge, and as someone who was humble, giving and forgiving, a loyal friend and intolerant of bigotry in any form. He opened the car door for me, she added. He was very noble. He saw a lot in people that they didnt realize they had, that nobody else saw. Race, religion, that didnt matter to him. It was the person themselves. A LIFE OF COMPASSION Benno BenningaBenjamin Benno Benningas decency, compassion and respect for others were in sharp contrast to the treatment he and his family received while hiding from the Nazis during World War II. The family Mr. Benninga, his parents and his sister Mia found sanctuary with two families in their home country, the Netherlands, as the Germans ravaged the populace and countryside and shipped thousands of Jews off to the hell of their concentration camps. But the Benningas primary protectors eventually became their persecutors, heaping physical and mental abuse on the family during their stay. Mr. Benninga died after a brief illness on Dec. 11 at Shell Point Retirement Community, where he and wife of 65 years, Carla, resided. He was 90 years old. Aside from his widow, the longtime Sanibel resident is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Gigi Benninga, and by his sister. He was well known at the Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida, where he occasionally gave lectures about his experiences during the war to students and community groups. He also brought many people to the museum so they could learn more about this dark period of history. Benno was a thoughtful, kind and gentle person, Amy Snyder, the museums executive director, said, adding his absence has been felt by the museum staff and volunteers. He had a kind word for everyone and had a gracious attitude toward all. His smile will certainly be missed. He was born in Leeuwardern, Holland, and the Benninga family was prosperous during the pre-war years thanks to his fathers shortening company. By 1942, they had moved to Amsterdam, where they shared a home with friends. Because of the familys business, they were exempted, but only temporarily, from the Germans roundup of Jews. Later that year, they took shelter with Mr. Benningas mothers seamstress, but the stay was cut short when the familys safety was compromised. In exchange for a large sum of money, the family then hid out with a couple that agreed to take them in. But as the war stretched on, the wife began to threaten and abuse the family members during their two years in home. The situation was so dire that the family sought a new safe haven with a minister. The Netherlands was liberated by the Allies not long afterward. After the war ended, Mr. Benninga met and married the former Carla Meijer, whod also survived the Nazi pogrom by hiding. The couple immigrated to America. Many years later, Mr. Benninga discovered his fathers diary, which chronicled the familys travails during the war. He used the writings as the basis for a book he wrote detailing the experience. In Hiding was published in 2005. Each time a survivor shares his or her story, we get a better understanding of the breadth of experiences during the Holocaust, the museums Ms. Snyder said. Bennos story showed us that not all rescuers were kind or altruistic, yet they still provided a safe haven during that time. COURTESY PHOTOSBernadette and Anthony La Paglia COU RTESY PHO TOS SEE LIVES, A10
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 31, 2015 JANUARY 6, 2016 ALWAYS HELPING OTHERS Robert ColantonioRobert Colantonio was a mountain of a man 6 feet 5 inches tall and about 250 pounds whose physical size was far exceeded by that of his heart, his intellectual curiosity and his zest for life. He always did things for other people, and he was always helping others out, said his wife of almost 13 years, Lesley Colantonio. A Naples resident, Mr. Colantonio, 49, died last January from injuries sustained in a hit-and-run accident on I-75. He was riding his motorcycle. The Florida Highway Patrol is still seeking the driver who struck him from behind and left the scene. Aside from his wife, he is survived by their three children and by his parents, brothers, sisters and a host of other family members and friends. They are left to treasure memories of a man who demonstrated a concern for others in both his personal and private lives. Norman Wedderburn, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, referred to Mr. Colantonio as the gentle giant, because although he looked like he could be scary, he was quite the opposite, Mrs. Colantonio, who is the senior events coordinator for the local Make-A-Wish office, said. He had a great sense of humor and he was always so helpful. She recounted a simple story to illustrate her husbands penchant for lending a helping hand: A friend had called to report she was stranded at a local mall because her car wouldnt start. Mr. Colantonio came to her aid and determined the problem was a dead battery. He just stayed with her to make sure AAA came and that her battery was charged correctly. Thats the kind of guy he was. Robert Colantonio was born in Rome, Italy, to Dominic and Brigitte Colantonio, natives of Italy and Germany, respectively, who now reside in Bonita Springs. His upbringing was nomadic, as his fathers duty stations with the U.S. Air Force shifted between various locales in Europe and America. After graduating from high school in Germany, Mr. Colantonio attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach. While aviation was a lifelong interest, it was in the hospitality industry where he made his professional mark as a hotel general manager. He was overseeing both the Spring Hill Suites and the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Naples when he died. He earned numerous awards during his professional career, while also showing himself to be the kind of boss employees appreciated. He rarely had turnover because his employees respected him, Mrs. Colantonio said. After this happened, I heard from so many of them about how much he would be missed. The couple met in 1996 at an Orlando hotel where Mr. Colantonio was manager and Mrs. Colantonio was a sales coordinator. Both moved on to other jobs without getting to know one another, but they reconnected through their new jobs in 1998 and began dating. Seven years her senior, he was quiet and reserved as compared to her outgoing personality. But they clicked and tied the knot in May of 2002. The more I got to talk to him he was born in Rome, he was baptized in the Vatican I was just fascinated, his widow said. He had traveled everywhere. His mother owned a successful tour travel company, and he would take people on tours to different countries. I think the fact that he was so worldly was what attracted me to him. She said he was wonderful father to Jonathan, Jennifer and Dominic, who were 19, 17 and 11 at the time of the accident. Mr. Colantonio was a Boy Scout and Cub Scout master while his sons were involved in local troops He was very into the kids, Mrs. Colantonio added. He took Jonathan and Dominic on all of their camping trips. He was very, very involved and loved to spend time with them. He was just a really, really great dad. Mr. Colantonio was known for being handy he was building a plane in his garage and he also enjoyed passing along his knowledge to his children to help foster their self-sufficiency. He also found time for civic involvement, becoming active in Habitat for Humanity, Make-A-Wish and Rotary, including the Rotary Club of Napless Gift of Life program that transports children from Third World countries for surgery in Naples. He was making a short jaunt home after dropping off Dominick at a friends home when the accident happened. His wife first received a call from a friend who thought Mr. Colantonio might have been in an accident. Not long afterward came a knock at the door from the Florida Highway Patrol. Their children are doing well in school (two are in college and the youngest in middle school) and for the most part, bearing up admirable in tragedys wake, Mrs. Colantonio said. As for herself, she is still adjusting. Its definitely been challenging not having that other person to help with the parenting and to support you emotionally and financially, she said. I truly miss him every day.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 31, 2015 JANUARY 6, 2016 CLUB NOTES The Naples Chapter of the Americans United for Church and State and the ACLU of Florida-Collier Chapter host a presentation by editor and author Rob Boston, director of communications for the national AUCS organization, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples, 6340 Napa Woods Way. All are welcome. Mr. Boston is a nationally recognized authority on issues regarding the intrusions by church and state into individual liberties and institutions. His Naples presentation is titled Are We a Christian Nation? A reception begins at 6:30 p.m., and the program will be followed by a question-and-answer period. $10 donation recommended but not required. 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 Jan. 2 and 16. For more information, call Dick Ritchie at 594-0868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Gulf Breeze Button Club meets at 11:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at the Golden Gate Community Center. The next meeting is Jan. 5. All who are interested in collecting and studying antique clothing buttons are welcome. For more information, call 682-6117. Tech4Good SWFL holds its monthly meeting from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church. Staff and volunteers from area nonprofit organizations are invited to come for hands-on social media advice and help using Facebook, Twitter, Tweetdeck, Hootsuite, Bit. ly, Pinterest, Tumblr, Google+ and other social media tools. Meeting admission and membership are free. For more information, visit tech4goodswfl.org. The Naples Doll Club meets at 11:30 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of the month at Mayflower Congregational Church, 2900 County Barn Road in Naples. the next meetings are Jan. 6 and 20. Meetings and workshops are open to all who love and enjoy the beauty of dolls from antique to contemporary. For more information, call 530-0010 or email wlm34112@ gmail.com. The Naples chapter of Ikebana International meets at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, in the FGCU Research Center at Naples Botanical Garden. All are welcome. Admission is free. There will be a full ginza or marketplace with ikebana materials. Non-members are asked to email email@example.com to RSVP. For more information about the organization, visit ikebananaples.com. The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 10670-Naples meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Naples Municipal Airport. The next meeting is Jan. 6. The chapter also invites the public to a pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. on the second Sunday of the month in the pilots lounge at Naples Municipal Airport. The next breakfast is Jan. 10. Admission for $5 includes pancakes, eggs, bacon or sausage and orange juice. All proceeds benefit the EAA Young Eagles program that acquaints youth ages 8-17 with aviation as a career. The local EAA chapter is one of approximately 1,700 chapters worldwide. Members are pilots, student pilots, plane builders and aviation enthusiasts. For more information, call 649-6627 or visit eaa1067. com. Visitors who own or admire Corvettes are welcome to attend Corvettes of Naples meetings at 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church in North Naples. The next meeting is Jan. 7. For more information, visit corvettesofnaplesfl.com. The Naples Christian Womens Connection invites area women to a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at Quail Creek Country Club. Guest speaker Kelly Stigliano will present Messy Places. and Robert and Carole Leher will discuss their book, Naples Beach Homes: Cottages, Castles, and the Families that Built Them. Music will be by the group Rejoice under the direction of Gordon Bleigh. Cost is $28. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 514-2207 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Jan. 11. For more information, call Lynne Nordhoff at 594-8420 or email email@example.com. The Southwest Florida Wisconsin Club welcomes current and former Wisconsinites and others to join members for lunch at various places around Naples on the second Monday of the month. All are welcome, especially current and former Wisconsinites. The first luncheon of the New Year is Jan. 11. For more information, call 254-8812. 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: 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 Genealogical Society of Collier County meets on the second Tuesday of the month in the fellowship hall at Faith Lutheran Church, 4150 Goodlette-Frank Road. For the Jan. 12 meeting, guest speaker Marsha Kreucher will present A Game of Clues: Researching Adoptions, using a case study to provide practical advice on available resources and how to turn clues into proof of ancestry. The Feb. 9 program will be about historic documents from the Revolutionary War era, with guest speaker Jim Reis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the meetings begins at 7 p.m. Parking and entrance to the fellowship hall are in back of the church. Admission is free, and guests are always welcome. For reservations or more information, call Madonna Crame at 4557295 or visit thegscc.org. Email club news to Cindy Pierce at email@example.com.
HotWorks.org Presents the 17th Bi-AnnualEstero Fine Art ShowTMSaturday, January 2 & Sunday, January 3, 2016 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Daily at Miromar Design CenterJuried Fine Art & Fine Craft ShowAll Art is Original & Personally Handmade by the Artists Voted in the Top 100 Art Shows in the Nation $5 donation helps support the non-prot Institute for the Arts & EducationTMYouth Art Competition for Grades K-8 or Ages 5-12 Sponsored by Monkey Bars Storage SolutionsSee Art, Love Art, Buy Art! I-75, Exit 123, Corkkscrew Rd. in Estero, across from Miromar OutletsShop 45 Home Furnishing StoresAfter the show, visitVisit MiromarOutlets.com for information on events and great deals.12303115-3255 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DEC. 31, 2015 JAN.6, 2016 A13 HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! Call today for New Years Eve ReservationsCosmos will be closed for lunch on New Years DayStart the New Year by learning more about Florida gardeningA new season of garden workshops presented by the UF/IFAS Collier County extension service starts Thursday, Jan. 7. Classes take place from 10-11:30 a.m. every Thursday for 10 weeks at Unity Church of Naples, 2000 Unity Way. Cost is $30 for the series or $10 per session. For more information, visit collier.ifas.ufl.edu. Here are the first four programs: Jan. 7: Judy White of Jade Orchids presents Landscaping with Orchids. Ms. White and her husband, Dave, have operated their orchid nursery for more than 23 years. Jan. 14: Joel Toledo of Green Door Nursery presents Spring Bloomers, about how to brighten your yard or lanai with colorful plants. Jan. 21: Tom Becker, a horticulture assistant in the Charlotte County UF/ IFAS extension office, presents Water in Your Landscape: When Less is More. Jan. 28: Master Gardener Chris Gilbert discusses Design Principles of Landscaping. Mr. Gilbert was a production assistant for The Victory Garden on PBS and also produced and directed The Joy of Gardening. He has worked with many how-to celebrities, including Bob Vila, Martha Stewart and Julia Child.
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of food, the equivalent of about 15.3 million meals. In Lee County alone, 14.7 percent of residents, or nearly 93,000 people, often dont know where their next meal will come from, according to Feeding Americas 2015 Map the Meal Gap study. In Collier County, the statistics are 12.5 percent of residents, or about 41,000 people. Mr. Schweers team, the Firefightin Irish, is co-chaired by Susan Lindenmuth, public information officer for Estero Fire Rescue. The team is composed of members of the Notre Dame Club (Mr. Schweers is past president), the United Irish Club and Estero firefighters (Estero Fire Rescue always has a truck stationed at the hunger walk). For each donated dollar, the food bank can provide $6 in food value to the community. This means the walk could provide nearly $2 million in food if it reaches its $330,000 goal. Mary Wozniak is the marketing and communications manager for the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida. The WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk>>What: A familyand pet-friendly 2-mile stroll to raise awareness and funds for the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida >>When: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16 (registration starts at 8:30 a.m.) >>Where: Miromar Outlets >>Info: Sign up at harrychapinfoodbank.org, call Marta Hodson 334-7007, ext. 132, or email email@example.com WALKFrom page 14 LED Sales Design Installa on EC13005050 Fort Myers 239.322.5488 Bonita Springs 239.949.2544 Naples 239.775.5100 www.Ligh ngFirst.us Fans Fixtures Bath Exterior NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DEC. 31, 2015 JAN. 6, 2016 A15 Its always good to have choices. And with construction near completion, future r esidents of The Arlington can hardly wait to start enjoying all the exciting am enities we have planned. For e xample, theyre looking forward to lounging with friends by the outdoor po ol and eagerly anticipating the great workout theyll get in our aquatic centers indoor pool. So come on in; the waters ne! And its just one more reason youll dig retirement at The Arlington. Retirement.The Arlington Information Center and Model 12276 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 501 Naples, FL 34113 Mon Fri. 8:30-5 | Sat. 9-4 | Sun. 12-4 | Or by appointmentThe Arlington of Naples welcomes people of all faiths, beliefs and traditions. A Lutheran Life Community Serving seniors and their families for more than a century. Call or stop by today and see for yourself. Whether you want to dip your toes or dive right in, our retirement counselors are here to answer all your questions. To schedule a personal appointment, call (239) 206-2646. Lunch n Learn at Rookery BayLearn how prescribed wildfires benefit wildlife and people when Greg Curry, an environmental specialist at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, presents the next Lunch n Learn lecture from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, at the Rookery Bay Environmental Education Center, 300 Tower Road off Collier Boulevard. Because of the diversity of habitats and elevations, the proximity to developed land and associated changes in hydrology, the prescribed fire program at Rookery Bay is an important tool for preserving native biodiversity. The reserve, which encompasses 110,000 acres of coastal lands and waters, includes a variety of ecosystems from mangroves and pine flatwoods to freshwater wetlands and rare xeric oak habitats in high relict dune ridges. Cost is $10 for Friends of Rookery Bay members, $15 for others, and includes lunch from Carrabbas. The remaining lectures in the Lunch n Learn series are: Feb. 2: A Snapshot in Time: Trends in Coastal Habitats, by Kevin Cunniff March 1: Changes in Estuarine Fish Nurseries, by Patrick ODonnell April 5: Deepwater Horizon: Five Years Later, by Gary Lytton Reservations are required and can be made by calling 530-5972 or by visiting rookerbay.org.
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(Mr. Nicholson would still be living in the shadows today if he hadnt run that stop sign on Oct. 21 with bogus license plates on his truck.) Police reportThe Human Fanny Pack: Brandon Wilson, 26, was arrested in November in Cedar Rapids, Iowa his second bust of 2015 in which a substantial number of crack cocaine baggies were found in his rectum. Fifty-one were recovered this time (counting the ones with marijuana), down from the 109 discovered in his February arrest. Police in November also found $1,700 cash on him (but just in his pocket). Leading economic indicators Following the release of Apples yearly financials in October (and based on sales of its iPhone 6), the company announced that, apart from other assets, it was sitting on $206 billion in cash about like owning the entire gross domestic product of Venezuela, but all in cash. Another way of expressing it: Using only its cash, Apple could buy every single NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL team, plus the 20 most valuable international soccer teams and still have plenty left. Or, as the BGR.com blog also pointed out, it could instead simply give every man, woman and child in America $646 (coincidentally, about what a new iPhone 6 sells for). Even if Armageddon doesnt happen, the CEO of the massive online retailer Overstock.com believes there is a 0 to 20 percent chance of a world financial meltdown in the next few years, and he is arranging to be back in business in the aftermath. Patrick Byrnes told the New York Post in November he has stashed away enough food in a well-fortified facility in Utahs Granite Mountain to serve his 2,000 employees for to 60 days, along with several thousand other emergency preparations and $10 million in gold. But, he insisted, hes not a gun-toting prepper; the plan is only about tiding employees over until the Internet and banking systems are back up and running. The continuing crisis In November in Harare, Zimba bwe, Mison Sere, 42, was judged winner of the 4th annual Mister Ugly contest after showcasing his seemingly random dental arrangement (some teeth there, some not) and wide range of grotesque facial expressions, according to an Associated Press dispatch. However, many in the crowd thought their favorite was even uglier and threatened to riot. I am naturally ugly, said a jealous (former winner) William Masvinu; He (Sere) is ugly only when he opens his mouth. Cool Moms? (1) Jennifer Terry, 44, was charged with driving her daughter and several other minors around Riverdale, Utah, in August to facilitate their tossing eggs at 10 to 20 homes. Some damage was reported, but so far, Ms. Terry is the only one charged. (2) Mandy Wells, 32, told police that she thought f or a minute that it was a bad idea, but did it anyway she invited 10 kids (aged 12 to 14) to her home for a party and served beer and marijuana. Ms. Wells, of Springtown, Texas, said her daughter, 14, smokes marijuana because the girl (go figure) suffers from depression. Wait, what? Kuala Lumpur International Airport took out ads in two Malaysian daily newspapers in December to find the owners of three Boeing 747-200Fs parked there for months (one for at least a year) and threatening to auction them off in 14 days if not claimed. Two are white, and one is off-white (if the reader is checking his inventory). The planes last listed owner said it sold them in 2008. Updates Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky, 31, has devoted his career to getting on the governments nerves and succeeded once again in November. (News of the Weird last mentioned him in 2013 when he nailed his scrotum to the floor in Moscows Red Square to protest police oppression.) In his latest event, he set fire to the front door of the headquarters of Russias security service (the FSB, formerly KGB) and has been detained though from his cell, he demanded his charge of vandalism be changed to terrorism. A member of the Russian band Pussy Riot called the door fire the most important work of contemporary art of recent years. Mr. Pavlensky once sewed his lips together protesting arrests of Pussy Riot. Following prosperous news reported here (from New York, the Czech Republic and Massachusetts), the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster of New Zealand announced on Dec. 10 that the countrys official records now recognize the church as a legal sanctioner of marriages. The church must now nominate an official marriage celebrant (who will be known as His Noodly Honour). 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DEC. 31, 2015 JAN. 6, 2016 A17 nve e c L O U I S N A V E L L I E R 2 0 1 6 M A R K E T O U T L O O K Special thanks to Avow WHEN: WHERE: RSVP: SEATING IS LIMITED! (Adult & Pediatric) MEET OUR PHYSICIANSPenny J. Orr, OD, MD, MD, OD, OD SWFLEYE.COM CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT! The Wynns Family would like to wish you a Happy New Year. Serving Naples The Finest Products For Over 70 Years! 141 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34102 239.261.7157 wynnsonline.com2016 THE STEM CELLMEDICAL MICRO-NEEDLING FACIALFast, Simple & Painless! Restore your youthful appearance naturally with medical-grade serum to improve the appearance of ne lines, wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, pore size, skin tone and texture.AGE MANAGEMENT HEALTHCARE FACIAL PLASTIC SURGEON DR. JOHN M. NASSIF, MD, FACSOlympia Medical Plaza // 2350 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples, FL 34109 // Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM 239.494.4441 // NAPLESMEDI-SPA.COMINTRODUCTORY PRICE$99.00 BEFORE AFTER Adonis Autism invites community to learn about cohousing projectAdonis Autism Inc. invites Southwest Florida families with young or adult children with autism or other disabilities to a presentation on plans to develop Osprey Village, a cohousing community designed with residents current and long-term needs in mind. The program takes place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 9, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 6926 Trail Blvd. Osprey Village in Collier County is envisioned as an eco-friendly community where parents with young or adult children with autism or other disabilities can raise their families in a multigenerational environment where they thrive personally and socially. Plans include providing opportunities for recreation, education and skills training as well as long-term care for parents and children with disabilities as they age. Terry Kays, president of the Adonis Autism board of directors, says the goal is to keep families together and adds that cohousing communities across the country have demonstrated that such environments provide a reinforcing and ongoing community of support for those who reside in them. Mr. Kays says Osprey Village will present the opportunity to create a local solution to long-term housing problems faced by many of these families by allowing them to join together to develop and finance an affordable and sustainable cohousing community. There is no charge to attend the Jan. 9 presentation, but reservations are requested. Call 450-6060 or visit adonisautism.org. A conceptual rendering of the Osprey Village community center by HLevel Architecture. Scholar presents Life in the Shadow of IslamThe Jewish Federation of Collier County and the Zionist Organization of America presents Mordechai Kedar and Life in the Shadow of Islam at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the Chabad Jewish Center of Nap les, 1789 Mandarin Road. A pre-eminent Israeli scholar of Arabic literature, Mr. Kedar is a lecturer at Bar-llan University, where he holds a Ph.D. in Islamic history and culture. His presentation will highlight the conditions to which Jews and Christians have been mandated to live under Islamic suzerainty from the time of Mullah Omar and how those depredations have continued under the resurgence of Islamic radicalism. Admission is $20 in advance, $22 at the door ($7 for students). Make checks payable to ZOA/SWFL and mail to 4003 Upolo Lane, Naples, FL 34119. For more information, call (914) 329-1024.
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The new Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk Tour features high-tech headsets that let participants hear the story of this natural wonder clearly. The 2,300foot boardwalk north of the Tamiami Trail is sheltered by bald cypress trees, many of them hundreds of years old. It passes an active eagle nest and ends at an occupied gator pond. The 90-minute tour begins at 9 a.m. every Thursday. The Fakahatchee Tram Tour and Swamp Walk combines a guided tram tour of the parks main road with a 90-minute swamp walk. Many participants enjoy the wet portion of the adventure so much that they return for the parks longer swamp walk. This adventure is offered from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Many Florida visitors list the Original Fakahatchee Swamp Walk as one of their most memorable experiences. This five-hour adventure takes participants into the strand wading in kneedeep water, surrounded by a profusion of air plants and orchids. It sets out at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, and Saturday, Jan. 16.For details and required reservations, visit orchidswamp.org and and click on Tours and Events. Shipwrecks and alligators are focus of upcoming Marco museum lecturesMarine archaeologist Jeff Moates returns to the Marco Island Historical Museum, this time with Dispatches of the Deep, an exploration of Spanish shipwrecks off the Florida coastline, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5. Spanish ships have navigated Florida waters for more than 500 years. Mr. Moates lecture will highlight the evidence underwater archaeologists have uncovered of failed colonies, far-ranging trade networks and the treasure or plate fleet (from the Spanish plata meaning silver) doomed to a watery death by hurricanes, coastal reefs, shallow shores and pirates. Many of these wrecks have been discovered in waters shallow enough to be explored. Mr. Moates has been involved in several of these important finds and has trained other divers in the art of underwater research. He is currently the director of the West Central Regional Center of the Florida Public Archaeology Network in Tampa. Prior to his association with FPAN, he was an underwater archaeologist for the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research in Tallahassee and also was a curator with the Florida Maritime Museum at Cortez. He earned a bachelors degree in anthropology and a masters in history/historical archaeology at the University of West Florida in Pensacola.Also coming upYou see them sunning themselves along the highway or hear about them visiting a neighbors pool, but what do you really know about the Florida alligator? Master Naturalist Bob McConville focuses on the habits and habitat of the formidable reptile as guest lecturer at the museum Wednesday, Jan. 13. Guests will be able to get up close and personal with a live gator accompanying Mr. McConville. Be sure to bring your camera. A member of the Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism, Mr. McConville is the founder of Stepping Stone Ecotours, a group of environmental scientists, naturalists and biologists who conduct boardwalk tours at Big Cypress National Preserve. He is also an avid nature photographer, whitewater rafter, hiker and mountain climber. He returns to the museum for lectures about other Florida wildlife on March 16 and April 13.Admission to the above lectures at the Marco Island Historical Museum is free for members of the Marco Island Historical Society and $5 for others. The museum is at 180 S. Heathwood Drive on Marco Island. For more information, call 389-6447 or visit theMIHS. org. COURTESY PHOTONaturalist Linda Koreny leads the new Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk Tour. Marine archaeologist Jeff Moates
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Guest speakers include Drs. Diane Meier and Sean Morrison, national leaders in the field of palliative care, and Avow benefactress Thelma Lyon. The center will serve as the new home for Avows palliative care and hospice clinical teams and its community bereavement programs. It will be adjacent to the Ispiri community center on the southeast side of the campus. Mrs. Lyon has been engaged in the national conversation about palliative care for many years, and her generosity has made the new center at Avow possible. Thelma is extremely passionate about advancing this new kind of care in our local community, AVOW President and CEO Jaysen Roa said. She also helped us secure the guest speakers for our groundbreaking ceremony. Drs. Meier and Morrison are codirectors of the Patty and Jay Baker National Palliative Care Center at Mount Sinai in New York. Both are published, award-winning physicians who have appeared many times on television and in print media, Mr. Roa added. The Lyon Palliative Care and Hospice Center, an interdisciplinary facility, will be built with ongoing community support garnered through the Promise 2 Give Campaign for Avow, which is dedicated to growing palliative care programs for adults and children and sustaining hospice services at Avow. HEALTHY LIVING Annual survey shows drug-use trends remaining stable or declining among teens NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTHThe 2015 Monitoring the Future survey shows decreasing use of a number of substances, including cigarettes, alcohol, prescription opioid pain relievers and synthetic marijuana. Use of other drugs, including marijuana, remains stable, with continued high rates of daily use reported among 12th graders and ongoing declines in perception of its harms. The MTF survey measures drug use and attitudes among eighth, 10th and 12th graders. Funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which is part of the National Institutes of Health, it has been conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor since 1975. For the first time, daily marijuana use exceeds daily tobacco cigarette use among 12th grader s. Daily marijuana use for this group remained relatively stable at 6 percent, compared to 5.5 percent reporting daily cigarette smoking (down from 6.7 percent in 2014). We are heartened to see that most illicit drug use is not increasing, nonmedical use of prescription opioids is decreasing, and there is improvement in alcohol and cigarette use rates, said Dr. Nora Volkow, director of NIDA. However, continued areas of concern are the high rate of daily marijuana smoking seen among high school students, because of marijuanas potential deleterious effects on the developing brains of teenagers, and the high rates of overall tobacco products and nicotine containing e-cigarettes usage. Other highlights from the 2015 survey: Use of many illicit drugs has trended down. Among high school seniors, 23.6 percent report using an illicit drug in the past month, with 7.6 percent reporting they used an illicit drug other than marijuana. Perception of marijuana use as risky continues to decline, with 31.9 percent of seniors saying regular use could be harmful, compared to 36.1 percent last year. Past year use of synthetic marijuana is at 5.2 percent for 12th graders, down significantly from 11.4 in 2011, the first year it was measured in the survey. Past year use of heroin, typically very low among teens, is at an all-time low at 0.3 percent for eighth graders and 0.5 for 10th and 12th graders. Use of MDMA (also known as Ecstasy or Molly), inhalants and LSD is generally stable or down. In 2015, 3.6 percent of seniors reported past year use of MDMA, compared to 5 percent in 2014. Non-medical use of the prescription amphetamine Adderall, typically given for ADHD, remains high at 7.5 percent among 12th graders. Use of prescription opioids continues its downward trend, with 4.4 percent of high school seniors reporting nonmedical use of Vicodin (hydrocodone and acetaminophen), down from a peak of 10.5 percent in 2003. Most teens abusing prescription opioids report getting them from friends or family members. However, one-third report getting them from their own prescriptions, underscoring the need to monitor teens taking opioids and to evaluate prescribing practices. Cigarette smoking rates have greatly declined among teens in recent years. For example, among 10th graders, there has been a 54.9 percent drop in daily smoking in just five years, reported at just 3 percent this year compared to 6.6 percent five years ago. More than 75 percent of high school seniors view smoking a pack or more a day as harmful, compared to 51.3 percent in 1975, the first year of the survey. Roughly twice as many boys as girls report using e-cigarettes (21.5 percent to 10.9 percent). Alcohol use continues its gradual downward trend among teens, with significant changes seen in the past five years in nearly all measures. Binge drinking (described as having five or more drinks in a row within the past two weeks) is 17.2 percent among seniors, down from 19.4 percent last year and down from peak rates in 1998 at 31.5 percent. 37.7 percent of 12th graders say they have been drunk in the past year, compared to 41.4 percent in 2014 and 53.2 percent in 2001, when rates were highest for that group. Overall, 44,892 students from 382 public and private schools participated in the 2015 MTF survey. Additional information on the survey can be found at samhsa.gov/data/population-datansduh. SEE AVOW, A21
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This genetic coding doesnt disappear just because he lives a royal lifestyle in your home and has his meals delivered on the feline equivalent of a silver platter. When a cats need to hunt isnt fulfilled with live action, he turns to the next best thing: feet moving beneath the covers, hands dangling at an owners side, arms, legs, you name it. Instead of letting a kitten believe your body parts are fair game, provide him with toys that will satisfy his urge to hunt as well as save your skin. Its all too easy to accidentally encourage kittens to bite or scratch in play, but this type of aggressive behavior can turn into a big, painful problem as the kitten gets bigger. Never arm wrestle with a young cat, and keep some distance between you through play with toys that dont involve direct contact with the kitten. When kitten teeth or claws touch human skin, screech loudly and immediately walk away. Kittens learn fast that playing rough ends the game, especially when there are other things to play with. Cats like toys they can stalk, chase, pounce on and bite. Turn your home into an indoor hunting ground with perches for watching the outdoor world go by (such as a window-box bird feeder), scratching posts for paw marking and nail maintenance, cat trees for climbing, resting and observing, and an ever-changing assortment of toys, toys, toys. Puzzle toys are particularly good for giving your cat an outlet for his hunting instincts and ensuring that he keeps his sleek, sinewy physique. Wands with feathers or other dangly bits and windup or battery-operated toys that move on their own excite a cats chase instinct. Balls inside a track let him paw for prey, just as if he were exploring a mouse hole. The fast, erratic motion of laser pointers and flashlights increase a cats ability to think and move quickly. (Direct the beam up and down the stairs to give him a real workout.) And dont forget the classic catnip-filled mice for rolling and rabbitkicking under the influence. To keep your cat interested in his toys, change them out every few days. If he sees the same ones over and over again, hell get bored and look for something new to play with. Cats being who they are, it will probably be something expensive or fragile that you dont want him to treat as a toy. Those laser pointers, flashlights and wand toys have especially high value to cats because they are just so darn much fun. Bring them out less often than other toys, and limit the amount of time your cat is allowed to play with them. For some cats these toys are addictive, and they will stand in front of the closet where the laser or wand is stored and yowl plaintively until they are brought out. Remember, if you give in even once, you have just taught your cat exactly how to manipulate you. To help soften your cats disappointment when these favorite toys go up, reward him with a treat afterward or give him another favorite toy, like a catnip mouse. The word toy just doesnt seem to cover how important these items are to our pets, especially an indoor cat. Indulge your pet with the gift of play, and youll both be happier for it. Keeping kittens and cats busy with toys will help them learn not to play rough with family members. PET TALESToys are essential to keeping your cat active and happy Pets of the Week>>Eva is a sweet and affectionate 2-year-old, 45-pound terrier bully mix. A real wiggle-butt, she loves to play and go on walks.>>Hunter is a handsome 1-year-old terrier bully who weighs about 43 pounds. He loves everyone and is eager for training.>>Suzy Q is an awesome, well-mannered 2-year-old domestic shorthair who loves to be held and petted.>>Syrus is a friendly 2-yearold domestic shorthair who wants to nd his forever family.To adopt or foster a petThis weeks pets are from Collier County Domestic Animal Services. Adoption fees for cats are $60 and dogs are $85 and include sterilization surgery, vaccinations, pet license, ID microchip and a bag of food. Visit DAS at 7610 Davis Blvd. from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Adoptable dogs and cats from DAS are also at For Footed Friends in Marquesa Plaza on Livingston Road from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the rst Saturday of every month. For more information, call 252-7387 or visit colliergov.net/pets.
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THE DIVA DIARIESHeres to a hangover-free New Years DayThere was a time when your Diva just adored New Years Eve sparkling in a too-tiny $14.99 dress from the juniors rack at Ross Dress for Less and teetering in towering heels that would have tormented my tootsies had it not been for several glasses of champagne creating a comfortable numbing effect. Add to the picture of festiveness some big hair, big jewelry and even bigger expectations, and youve got the s and s New Years Eve party version of moi. I remember one sunny New Years Day when I was working at a tiki-type restaurant on Fort Myers Beach. We had to be there by 7 a.m. despite our New Years Eve shenanigans at a ladiesdrink-free dance club the night before. I was 25 and feeling quite peppy, ready to greet the first day of 1989, as I happily tied on my apron, whistling a little tune. My party partner from the night before, Karen, who was in her 40s, was moving slowly and groaning as if in pain. Whats wrong, Karen? I chirped (probably too loudly). Last night was a BLAST. Youre not coming down with something, are you? Im so hung over. Please be quiet, child, she rasped. To which I innocently responded, Whats hung over? What does that mean? Its a miracle that Karen didnt kill me that morning. It wasnt until I began to age that I understood her misery. Karen only had a few glasses of cheap chardonnay at the club, but it didnt matter, because it seems the older you get, the harder you hang. I know. The couple of Cosmos that used to give you a little headache the next morning now infect you with full-on Vodka Flu for two days afterward. It is, obviously, not fair. But neither are colonoscopies something else that most 25-year-olds have never heard of. So, as we prepare to welcome 2016, its time for your Diva, as a public service to her dear readers, to roll out her annual list of New Years Eve preventive measures and New Years Day hangover cures. Some revelers will need a little bit of each, Im certain. Dont drink. Forgo the grape and offer instead to be the designated driver. Ive always maintained that theres a special place in heaven for designated drivers and not just for ensuring safer roads for all, but for putting up with obnoxious drunk people. Also, it is fully within your rights to hold blackmail photos/videos of your friends party antics and post them on Facebook should they ever dare cross you. Biggest advantage: No hangover. If you do imbibe, eat a hearty meal before the party. Im not talking about sushi or salad. You can start your diet on Jan. 1. Im talking about REAL FOOD, food that soaks up alcohol a bacon double cheeseburger and fries, perhaps, or macaroni and cheese and a loaf of bread, or an entire tuna noodle casserole with spaghetti on the side. Eat, people, EAT. Drinking (even a little) on an empty stomach will make you tipsy in a New York minute and might even make you feel like you were roofied the next morning (you werent roofied, I promise you just forgot to eat). Between each festive beverage, enjoy a refreshing glass of ice water. Because hangovers are mainly the result of dehydration, water is your friend. Never mix, never worry. If youve been sipping white wine all evening, dont switch to a chocolate martini at 9 p.m. To avoid regrets the next day, dance with the one that brought ya all night. If you find yourself ringing in 2016 with a vengeance and forget to follow any of my experienced advice, then before you stumble into bed, take 500 milligrams of vitamin B complex with a BIG glass of water and two Advil. Its my personal home remedy that heads a hangover off at the pass or at least it did before I turned 40. It actually doesnt really work as well anymore. Sorry. And, finally, whatever you do: Dont drink and drive, not even a short distance, under any circumstances. There are lots of serious reasons not to, but heres some extra motivation: Theres usually plenty of checkpoints all over Southwest Florida on New Years Eve, and if youve only had a couple glasses of wine, youre probably not going to pass a breathalyzer test, and if you refuse to take the test, you spend the night in the pokey anyway. So, plan ahead. Seriously. Also, local media outlets post online photo galleries of DUI mug shots and nobody looks festive in orange jail garb under bad fluorescent lighting. Please stay safe and have a divalicious New Years Eve! And if youre in your 20s, please save this column for New Years Eve 2032. Trust me, youll need it. Cheers! A version of this column originally ran on Dec. 31, 2014. m t I stephanieDAVIS email@example.com
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Naples TOP 1 % Our Experience Counts. Our Expertise Sells. luxeexclusivelyFrom Port Royal to Bonita Beach, The Bua Bell Group serves the Luxury Market. Were Local, Were Global! BuaBellSellsNaples.com | BuaBellGroup@JohnRWood.com Emily K. Bua 239.659.6115 or Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0097 Quail West $2.90 M 4532 Brynwood Drive Lucarno at Mediterra $1.775 M 16626 Cortona Lane BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES B1SECTIONWEEK OF DEC. 31, 2015-JAN. 6, 2016 INSIDE South Florida businesses take the show on the roadNavigating busy roads may be near the bottom of your list of good ways to spend time. If only that yoga instructor or gourmet chef or car detailing place could come to you. Well, in many cases, they can. Mobile business in the age of convenience is full of variety. Here are nine examples, South Florida businesses that capitalize on convenience, and provide a service for people who are homebound or not terribly mobile themselves. They show up on your doorstep or in the case of one new smartphone app, find vetted professionals who can. So pay yourself a dividend, pour yourself a double, kick your feet up on the coffee table with a tin of chocolates this holiday season, and just phone it in. Auto detailingShiny Apple Mobile Auto Detailing has been coming to homes for 15 years now with a wide range of washing and detailing services for cars, boats, RVs, motorcycles and airplanes throughout Southwest Florida. Co-founder Alex Lopez and his business partner Alex Ballesteros survived the lean years of the Great Recession and the business lately has been on the upswing. It seems like its time to grow, said Mr. Lopez, who is looking at expanding into the West Palm Beach area in 2016. Were getting old customers back and getting new customers from the website. Based in Cape Coral, Shiny Apple with its three-van fleet travels to homes and businesses in Lee, Charlotte and Collier counties. They dont have to go to a car wash and wait for hours, Mr. Lopez said, or have to come back and pick up the car. Its a lot easier for them to call us and we go right to their spot and take care of everything. Prices range from $35 for a basic wash, wax and interior cleaning to a complete threeto five-hour detail for around $150 depending on the size and condition of the vehicle. shinyapple.net or 839-5699Airbrush tanning If youre looking for that perfect beach tan minus the harmful UV rays, Angel Black is ready to stop by to airbrush on BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com To your doorstep They dont have to go to a car wash and wait for hours ... or have to come back and pick up the car. Its a lot easier for them to call us and we go right to their spot and take care of everything. Alex Lopez, Shiny Apple Mobile Auto DetailingCOURTESY PHOTOShiny Apple brings the car wash to you. COURTESY PHOTOAngel Black airbrushes a bronze topcoat on a client. SEE DOORSTEP, B4 Money and InvestingHolidays highlight retail industrys changing landscape. B2 Motley FoolAdvice from the experts. B6 Real EstateTop 10 celebrity homes on the market this year. B14
CHRISALLNAPLES.COM / 239.572.2200 / WWW.ALLNAPLES.COM Bbtn Rbfnr I SW Ffr At Vrnb B Nfbt Df Nbt Rbbt Crb AEXPERT REPRESENTATION IN NAPLES SINCE 1984COMPANYWIDE DOWNINGFRYE REALTOR IN 2011 & 2013#1 CHRISTOPHER A. BRAUNBROKER-ASSOCIATE, CRS2014 OVERALL TOP SELLING REALTOR COMPANYWIDE Pelican Bay 17th Floor 3B/3B Perfection Move-In Ready $3,100,000 Coquina Sands 3 Blocks to Beach 5B/4B Fully Renovated Move-In Ready $2,150,000 Moorings Oversized Lot & Pool 5B/4.5B Built 2007 Ideally Designed $2,495,000 minds, perhaps only health and time itself thank you for all you do each day, for your patience, your guidance, and your care. Thank you so very much to the thousands of seasonal and full time residents I have worked with and represented over the years who in so many direct and indirect ways have contributed to the privilege of working as well as earning a living for my family in our Naples community. Thank you to the staff, co-workers, associates, receptionists, attorneys, paralegals, title insurance companies, Naples Area Board of Realtors staff, building contractors, architects, interior designers, marine contractors, assistants, surveyors, fellow Realtors, security personnel, graphic designers, advertising representatives, landscaping services, painting contractors, company management, inspectors, building management service personnel, photographers, and so very many others with whom I work throughout each and every year. Every best wish for each of you in the New Year as well as to our Naples community the place we all call home thank you again. With gratitude, a thank you to all for your help, your time, and for the work you do for others. There is so very much to be grateful for in so many ways. All the very best wishes for health, safety and prosperity see you in New Year. As we move towards the close of 2015 and prepare for 2016 and the New Year, this is a combined Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy Holidays wish as I say thank you to our Naples community. As I enter my 32nd year as a full time Realtor here in Naples, I am deeply grateful to all my clients for the opportunity to be of continued service and I am equally grateful for their many referrals to their friends and family ... thank you so very much. I am also most grateful to the many, many City of Naples and Collier County employees who help us all in so many various ways throughout each year. Thank you to our military, police, law enforcement, community and all of our residents thank you for the help and the care you provide each day. To our clergy, our physicians, medical personnel, and caregivers, our volunteers, our charitable institutions and organizations, and their many vital community services as well as outreaches thank you for all you do each and every day. To our dedicated teachers who are teaching the children and students of all ages what more precious asset is there than our Agrate f u l
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 31, 2015 JANUARY 6, 2016 BUSINESS B3 MONEY & INVESTINGNew retail paradigm chips away at store profitsI think my 7-year-old twin boys had a pretty darn good Christmas. After all, they live in the same town as their grandparents and great aunt who love to spoil them. They also have three uncles and two aunts who love to shower them with gifts during the holidays. So needless to say, several large trees were sacrificed in order to wrap the seemingly countless presents bestowed upon them during Christmas. But despite the Bretan familys contribution to the cause, it seems like retailers did not have a great season at all. Early numbers point to a shopping season far below expectations earlier this year. But is this surprising considering how the fundamentals of retail shopping have changed over the past few years? If you wanted to buy a new TV or pair pants or bicycle 40 years ago, you probably headed down to main street in your local community and bought it from a locally owned small business. And those businesses bought their products from a regional wholesaler who bought his products from the manufacturer. And they charged consumers whatever the local market would support. After all, the only way for you to know if you were getting a great deal on that TV would be to drive to another town and see what the local electronics store was charging there. But then the first major retail revolution occurred, the evolution of the big box retailer. First it was J.C. Penney and Sears, then Macys and Dillards, and now Target and Walmart. These massive companies eliminated middle-men and bought products in huge volumes, putting pressure on prices. They could often sell goods below a local mom-and-pop stores cost, resulting in tens of thousands of businesses going belly up. But consumers were a huge benefactor with these highly efficient stores selling at razorthin margins. But even with the advances made by the big box retailers in lowering prices, retail shoppers still were constrained by a major factor geography. There may be a retailer in another city, another state, even another country that would be willing to sell a better product at a cheaper price but how would the buyer and seller connect? Of course, the Internet fixed that problem. Now in the convenience of a shoppers home, she could compare prices between dozens of stores in seconds. Who cares if a local store was running a sale on TVs if another store in California was selling the same TV at a lower price? So with these two retail revolutions, is it any surprise that holiday season sales numbers continue to disappoint? After all, big box and Internet retailers already operate with extremely thin margins and really cant offer the discounts that consumers expect during this time of the year. And luxury brands are hesitant to taint their names with clearance prices. So really it is the mid-range retailers (like Gap, Macys, JCrew, etc.) now that cater to the holiday season sale mania these days and slash margins to drive traffic. But every year another one of these companies closes its doors as newer or more nimble online or large competitors eat away at their margins and business. So what is the future of Christmas retail sales? I believe retail is following the same path as media where content is king. People dont care if they pay monthly fees to Comcast or Netflix or Hulu, they just want their favorite TV shows and movies and are willing to pay anyone to give it to them. In the future, retailers arent going to win by price because there will be total price transparency in the market. They will only win by carrying the products that people want. That puts power in the hands of the manufacturers of these high-demand goods. So for me, I would definitely not be owning stocks of mid-range retailers who I think are a dying breed. Instead, I would own the companies that make the products that we buy every day. But I am not a big fan of a company like Amazon at this point, which I think will be hard pressed to expand its margins or grow meaningfully given its huge market share already. Plus, companies like Walmart and Target are finally starting to see the return on the huge investments they have made in their Internet sales platforms, eating into Amazons main business. And with people like Papa Rick and Gaga Jan spoiling the Bretan grandchildren, they have a very bright future in front of them indeed. 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. t t i r a n ericBRETANestaterick@gmail.com Milestones Brian Holley executive director at Naples Botanical Garden since 2005, has announced plans to retire at the end of 2016. Mr. Holley was hired as executive director when the Gardens 170-acre property was a former strip shopping mall with much of its acreage populated by invasive, alien plant species. Today the Garden has more than 21,000 varieties of plants and is home to the National Plumeria Collection. It hosts some 220,000 annual visitors. Under Mr. Holleys leadership, the Garden saw the development and implementation of its original master plan, the first phase opening in November 2009 and the final phase completed in October 2014. Mr. Holley says he intends to stay in Naples but looks forward to spending more time with friends and family in Canada, travelling and pursuing his hobbies that include birding, writing, hiking and golf. He began his career in public gardens in 1977 at Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, Ontario. In 1994 he was named executive director of Cleveland Botanical Garden, a position he held until coming to Naples. The Garden will conduct a national search for his successor. Awards & Recognition Cpl. Stephen Crafton of the youth relations department of the Collier County Sheriffs Office has been named Crisis Intervention Team Officer of the Year by the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Cpl. Crafton was selected from more than 600 CIT-trained officers in Collier County. For the past three years he has been a youth relations deputy assigned to Gulfview Middle School. The CIT program was designed to improve the way law enforcement and the community respond to people experiencing a mental health crisis. Originally established as collaboration between NAMI in Memphis, Tenn., and Memphis police, the training is now offered in 2,800 communities in 45 states. The Collier NAMI chapter has had more than 900 CIT graduates, including more than 600 CCSO deputies.Greg Ulrich, founder and president of KGT Remodeling, was named 2015 Remodeler of the Year by the Collier Building Industry Association. A Philadelphia native, Mr. Ulrich moved to Naples in 2001. He founded KGT Remodeling in 2005 after years of work experience with major builders including Ulrich Homes in Pennsylv ania, Centex Homes, Arthur Rutenberg Homes and Toll Brothers. He served as the CBIA president in 2014 and continues to contribute today as a member of the CBIA leadership team. Board Appointments Michael Wynn has been appointed to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlantas Miami Branch for a term running Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2018. Mr. Wynn has served as board chairman and president of Sunshine Ace Hardware in Naples since 2005 and has held various positions there since 1992. He is a member of the boards of directors of Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District, Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce (immediate past chair), Leadership Collier Foundation (chairelect), Moorings Park Institute and Partnership for Colliers Future Economy. He is a member of the Opportunity Naples steering committee and is a former trustee of the YMCA of the Palms. He earned a bachelors degree in business administration from the University of South Florida and an MBA from Florida Gulf Coast University. He was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2014. Construction Matt Carland has joined Suffolk Construction as regional virtual design and construction manager for the companys Southwest Florida operations team. Prior to joining Suffolk, Mr. Carland worked on dozens of commercial projects across the Mid-Atlantic region, including office and medical complexes as well as residential high rises. Nonpro t Organizations Arlene Feddo Knox has joined Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida as senior director of philanthropy for Collier and Lee counties. She is responsible for sharing information about the range of services provided by Planned Parenthood, fundraising and furthering relationships with donors and the community. Ms. Knox earned a masters degree in nonprofit organizations/ management and a bachelors degree in communication from the University of Georgia. A resident of Southwest Florida since 2005, she most recently served as senior director of development for the Florida SouthWestern State College Foundation. She has also worked as director of relationships for the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and development director with American Red Cross of Lee County. She serves on the board of directors of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce. Veterinary Brenda Feller, a member of the surgery team at Animal Specialty Hospital of Florida, has been recertified by the Academy of Veterinary Technicians Anesthesia and Analgesia. Ms. Feller graduated from one of the first accredited veterinary technician colleges at Michigan State University and earned a veterinary technician specialty in Indianapolis. She serves on the AVTAA board of regents and on the editorial board of Todays Veterinary Technician, a journal published by the North American Veterinary Community. AVTAA requires three to five years of licensed practice with more than 6,000 hours of experience, including 4,500 hours devoted to anesthesia. Candidates must submit more than 50 case logs for review and earn more than 40 hours of continuing education credits. Re-credentialing is required every five years. Talent Agency Kia Rosado has joined Talent Ventures LLC as marketing manager, as of November 2015. She earned a bachelors degree in communication/public relations from Florida Gulf Coast University. ON THE MOVECARLAND ULRICH HOLLEY
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 31, 2015 JANUARY 6, 2016 the bronze in Lee and Collier counties. She started her Naples-based mobile service eight years ago after a tanning salon where she worked went out of business. At the time, people didnt really want in-home service, she recalls. It was something they hadnt heard of unless they lived in the city. As airbrushing became more popular as a healthy alternative to UV-ray tanning, people started to get comfortable with home visits. As the economy improved, business grew. Now, although she has a studio as well, her mobile service is more in demand. This time of year shes mostly booked. She works in most any environment: homes, hotel rooms even the occasional RV. Besides individuals and weddings, often shell arrive at a party someone is hosting to give guests an airbrushing. The cost for one can range from $65 to $100. She also offers group discounts. Five people ends up being about $50 each. Bbronzed.com or 248-5504Relax & Order app The luxury hoteliers behind Relax & Order interview dozens of local professionals who are ready to come to your home be it a musician, bartender, massage therapist, yoga instructor, chef, lawyer, handyman, car detailer, hair stylist or even a firearms concierge who will give you a private lesson on how to protect yourself with a gun. We wont send anyone to someones home unless we would also hire them to work at a fouror five-star resort, cofounder and president James Ayers said. Available as a smartphone app in the Apple App Store or on Google Play, customers in the Naples and Tampa metro areas are able to find what they want literally by lifting a finger and tapping on colorful bubbles with animated symbols. Vendors are then alerted on their phone and customers can view their bios and other information. Using GPS, the app notifies you on the day of the appointment as soon as the vendor shows up. Relax & Order is planning to expand in 2016 into the Miami, Broward and Palm Beach County areas, as well as other large metropolitan areas in the United States, Mr. Ayres said. Massage has been the most popular service so far. Prices for a car wash start at $35 while a deluxe auto detailing can be as much as $340. A meal prepared by a personal chef ranges from $30 to $90 per person. An in-home concealed weapon training course ranges from $200 to $300 per person. relaxandorder.com Yogi Grace Ballenger has been a yoga instructor for a decade, but recently sold the Southwest Florida studio where she practiced. I just took my show on the road, she said, in Lee and Collier counties. Now students call her to schedule a time to practice at home. She tailors each private class to their needs whether they seek strenuous exercise, a calm session to relax and unwind after a hard days work, or relief from an illness such as Parkinsons to help with flexibility and strength. She also does group classes, anywhere with a space to teach. The cost varies depending on the location, length of the class, and its size. Its usually in the $70 to $90 range for an hour and a half. The main thing of yoga is to be able to find peace in your life, Ms. Ballenger said. Peace, greater awareness. To be able to deal with all the changes that are always happening and just to be able to flow with it and find some inner happiness and contentment. firstname.lastname@example.org or 821-8400 Hair stylist After Stephen Anthony moved to Palm Beach County a few years ago, one of his loyal clients who used to drive down to Fort Lauderdale to have her hair done suggested he stop by her house instead. She said, since you live near me now, would you mind coming to my house? Mr. Anthony said. I thought no, that would be great. Then she referred a few friends. It became something Im slowly starting to build and promote, basically kind of through word of mouth at the moment, Mr. Anthony said. A hair stylist and artist with 25 years of experience in cutting, coloring and hair cosmetics, his clientele include men and women from the Florida Keys to Orlando. He works for Tracy Carroll salon in Wilton Manors and offers house calls in the Palm Beach County area. His clients include stay-at-home moms and families who enjoy the convenience. Some clients who work from home can even continue working away on their computer while he does their hair. His prices range from the normal charge at Tracy Carroll to a $100-per-hour fee for longer distance drives. tracycarrollsalon.com or (954) 564-2323The vetA combination of old-fashioned veterinary house call service and high-tech diagnostic and treatment abilities, Dr. Andrea Bivens arrives at your house in the Medi-Waggin, a dog-and-cat clinic on wheels. After operating a busy Charlotte County clinic for 14 years, Dr. Bivens found that her clients and their pets benefited from a smaller, more personal mobile service in a number of ways. That includes the uninterrupted, one-on-one attention she can provide. Treating the pet at home lessens anxiety, and she can tailor more individual care by seeing where the dog or cat lives. She treats the occasional goat, skunk or rabbit, but not reptiles or large animals. Many of her clients also own older, sometimes arthritic pets who have a hard time traveling. Either the pet is older and not mobile or the owner is older and not mobile. Both situations are reasons why they call me, Dr. Bivens said. Her service covers parts of Charlotte and Lee counties, though not Punta Gorda or a 15-mile radius from the city since she has a non-compete clause with a clinic there. There is a $75 per trip charge while costs for treatment are about the same as going out to a clinic. mediwaggin.com or 850-VETS Massage Stressed out or in pain? Want to get calm as a cat? Scott Helm brings expert therapy to homes and offices in and around the Lee County area. He incorporates 17 years of experience and continuing education in numerous techniques such as heat therapy or energy work that he tailors to each individual. Everybody that you work on is different, he said. Every person that you work on, the same person, its different every time you see them. Mr. Helm relieves pain and restores freedom of movement by working on your muscles, circulatory and nervous system, creating blood flow to dysfunctional areas of the body, loosening tight joints, and tightening loose joints. It can even improve your skin tone. And he probably does as much as just about anyone to reduce road rage. Some people just like having the massage at home so they dont have to get all stressed out by driving to the studio, Mr. Helm said, adding that others prefer to come to his studio to get some personal time away from a crowded household. While clients appreciate the convenience of his mobile service, for some it may be a necessity. Some people cant get out, Mr. Helm said. The guy Im going to right now, hes in a wheelchair. Its easier just to go over there with my table, transfer him to my table and do the massage right there. A 90-minute massage is $95. helmhands.com or 823-8892Dog grooming After 20 years in the business of pet grooming, Jason and Charlotte Palm decided to go mobile. In 2015 they started a grooming service for dogs called Pups N Suds. Thats the way the industrys going, said Ms. Palm The dogs love it. The customers love it. Its a win-win situation for everybody. Covering the city of Cape Coral exclusively, business has been so brisk they were booked up through Christmas. They offer a wash and go service, basic grooming or a full groom with haircut and nail trimming. They arrive with The Rig, equipped with everything they need including a bathtub and hairdryer. Providing the service at home lessens the anxiety for both owners and their dogs, who get one-on-one attention and dont have to endure a trip to get clean and fluffy and smelling good. It also makes the Palms lives easier, since the mobile business requires that they groom fewer dogs every day. Financially, youre taking a hit, but the stress that it saves you is worth it, Ms. Palm said. Haircuts and baths range from about $50 for small dogs to around $100 for an extra-large dog. capecoralpetgrooming.com Private chefChef Moira A. Douglas creates and serves the dishes her clients love in their own kitchens in Palm Beach County. Most of them the reason theyve hired me is theyre very busy, Ms. Douglas said. Typically I create a menu a few days before Im going to go cook for them. And usually once Ive cooked for them for a few weeks I know what they like. Her personal chef service, The Silver Spoon, provides a wide range of meal plans. That includes elaborate dinner parties, regulars who count on her for healthy dinners they dont have the time or knowledge to prepare themselves, and one-time romantic occasions. Being a personal chef allows her to practice the culinary arts with a business model that doesnt require the hassles of a typical restaurant kitchen. Cooking has always been my first love, she said. Being a personal chef and cooking in clients kitchens means you have a very, very low overhead. Some clients request the same dishes each week such as curry chicken salad with mangos and cashews, or her turkey meatballs. But it really is what the client wants, she said. Most people are looking for comfort type food. Her prices are all inclusive, including shopping. For some clients shell prepare meals in advance that they can freeze. A typical charge for a days cooking often runs about $300 plus groceries for five or six entrees and soup or salad. A romantic four-course dinner for two starts at $400. thesilverspoon.org or (561) 358-0367 DOORSTEPFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOYogi Grace Ballenger makes house calls. HELM DOUGLAS Nominations are open for the Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership eighth annual Innovention, Transformation and Woman in Technology awards. The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 11. Nominations including self-nominations can be submitted by individuals, organizations and companies to email@example.com. The Innovention Award is presented to a local organization that has invented, improved or demonstrated a technology solution or product that created business worth by saving money, improving efficiency or reworking a business process or that generated a completely new way of doing business. The Transformation Award is presented to an organization that has achieved success through the application or implementation of an existing technology in an innovative manner to overcome a business challenge. The Woman in Technology Award recognizes the success and contributions of a woman to the technology industry of Southwest Florida through professional expertise and leadership. The recipient will exemplify the commitment of the Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership to a vibrant community of technology professionals and opportunity for all. The awards ceremony and dinner will take place Wednesday, April 13, at the Crowne Plaza, Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers. Registration, sponsorship opportunities and additional details are available at swfrtp.org.About the partnershipChartered in 2008 and dedicated solely to the growth of the technology cluster in Southwest Florida, the Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership is comprised of technology companies and technology users, economic development groups and higher education institutions. Through its strategy to catalyze, cultivate and connect, the partnership produces educational seminars, forums and networking events and represents the interests of the regional technology sector before federal, state and local government agencies. For information about membership, visit swfrtp.org. Nominations invited for eighth annual Southwest Florida technology awards
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 31, 2015 JANUARY 6, 2016 BUSINESS B5 428 Central Avenue LISTED AT $3,890,000 3,506 square feet under air; 4,111 square feet total 3 bedrooms plus den, 3 full baths, 2 half baths Private Pool with Spill Over Spa, Water Wall, Pool Bath Only 3.5 Blocks from the Beach and 5 Blocks to 5th Ave South e Ultimate Outdoor Luxury Living LIVELUXURYDante DiSabatoBroker AssociateDante@Encore-Realty.com 239.537.5351 2240 Venetian Court, Naples, FL 34109 Encore-Realty.comAll information is subject to change without notice.LOCATED IN THE HEART OF OLDE NAPLESTM THE ULTIMATE FLORIDA COTTAGE AWAITSIts time for high-school students to apply for Youth Leadership CollierThe Leadership Collier Foundation is accepting applications for the Class of 2016 Youth Leadership Collier program, a summer program for high-school students designed to develop ethical leaders committed to community involvement. The program takes place June 11-17, beginning with a weekend of teambuilding activities and continuing with daily sessions that give participants firsthand experience in different aspects of the community, from local government and health care to business and the arts. While empowering students to become effective leaders, Youth Leadership Collier also showcases the local community in hopes of encouraging students to consider coming back to their community to begin their careers and families. Tuition is $500. The deadline for applications is Feb. 3. Applications can be round at napleschamber.org/ chamber/leadership_programs. Youth Leadership Collier is a program of the Leadership Collier Foundation, a 501(c)(3) corporation with the mission to build a broadbased network of community leaders who enhance their leadership abilities and skills through continuing education, shared perspectives and community involvement in order to enable them to work toward solutions in the public interest. In addition to the weeklong session for high-school students every summer, the foundation oversees Leadership Collier, Growing Associates IN Naples, Campaign for Leadership and Leadership Institute. Through the work of the Leadership Collier Foundation Alumni Association, graduates continue to build alliances and foster goodwill and civic trusteeship that will strengthen Collier County through nonprofit organizations, local government boards and schools while enhancing relations with other like-minded, influential community leaders. For more information, contact Amanda Beights, vice president of the foundation, by calling 403-2903 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Young Professionals of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce host a Wake Up YP networking breakfast from 8-9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, at DeRomos Gourmet Market & Restaurant in the Promenade at Bonita Bay. Sign up by calling 992-2943 or going to bonitaspringschamber.com/events. The Florida Gulf Coast Real Estate Investors Alliance meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at the Bonita Springs Elks Lodge, 3231 Coconut Road. The next meeting is Jan. 5. Call (941) 257-3577 or visit fgreia. com for more information. 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 Jan. 12. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit ypnaples.com or follow Young Professionals of Naples on Facebook. The first Wake Up Naples of the New Year for members and guest of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 7-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the Hilton Naples. Members of the Collier County Sheriffs Office will present Are You Vulnerable? The Need to Safeguard Your Business against Financial and Identity Fraud in the 21st Century. Reservations are required by noon Jan. 8. Sign up at napleschamber.org/events. Business After Five for members and guests of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at Sandalwood Village, new 55-and-older gated apartment community at 3511 Vanderbilt Beach Road. $10 for chamber members/ $25 for others. Reservations required by noon Jan. 18. Sign up at napleschamber. org/events. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 31, 2015 JANUARY 6, 2016 TOPTENREALESTATEDEALS.COMWe watch their antics on TV and in the tabloids, curious about where they go, what they wear and how they spend their down time. TopTenRealEstateDeals.com is especially interested in the places celebrities call home. Here are some favorites that were available this year from Beverly Hills to St. Tropez to New York City. Johnny Depps French village: The actor bought an entire French village on 37 acres north of St. Tropez in 2001. He spent millions renovating the buildings during his 11-year relationship with French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis. When the couple called it quits, the compound went on the market. It sold this year for $25 million. Michael Jacksons Neverland Ranch: Before the estate went on the market earlier this year (asking price: $100 million), it was renamed Sycamore Valley Ranch and restyled back to the home that had been built and designed in 1982 by Robert Altevers for William Bone. The main house has 12,000 square feet; there is also a four-bedroom guesthouse, a two-bedroom guesthouse and several barns and corrals Bob Hopes UFO house: Bob and Dolores Hope asked John Lautner to design their dream home in 1973. At 23,000 square feet, it was the largest private residence Mr. Lautner ever designed. Originally listed in 2013 at $50 million, its been available for $25 million for the past year. Miley Cyrus Tuscan mansion (sold for $5.995 million): The home in Toluca Lake, Calif., is where Miley spent her teen years while filming Hannah Montana. She put it on the market after moving back to Tennessee this year. At 8,700 square feet on just under an acre, it has six bedrooms and seven baths. Bing Crosbys California retreat: Bing Crosbys ranch-style home in the Coachella Valley was built in 1957 and has six bedrooms and six baths in 6,700 square feet. An attached two-bedroom casita was named for President Kennedy (after he stayed there, as legend goes, with Marilyn Monroe). Having undergone a complete restoration, it is still for sale at $5 million. President Obamas vacation home: Marthas Vineyard is a favorite destination for the president and his family at the end of every summer. The contemporary design of this 10-acre compound on Chilmark Pond is similar to the Obama winter vacation rentals in Hawaii. Originally listed at $22.5 million, it has been reduced to $19.125 million. Lauren Bacalls Central Park apartment: The Dakota in New York City has a long history of some of the worlds most powerful names in business, sports and entertainment. The sultry Lauren Bacall bought this apartment in 1961 for $48,000 and lived there for 53 years. The nine-room, three-bedroom, four-bath home was put on the market in 2014 for $26 million then reduced last spring to $23.5. It recently sold for $21 million to Oaktree Capital managing director Ronald Beck. Jeff Bridges Montecito estate: Jeff Bridges and his wife of 33 years are selling the 19.5-acre estate where they raised their three daughters. The 9,593-squarefoot main house has five bedrooms, six baths and expansive rooms for formal entertaining with banks of French doors opening to ocean and garden views. Its available for $29.5 million. Tyler Perrys Atlanta mansion: Focusing on the Atlanta area where he lives and where he found most of his success, filmmaker Tyler Perry has acquired 1,000-plus acres for a new home and put his palatial Buckhead residence on the market for $25 million. The French provincial mansion perched atop 17 acres overlooking the Chattahoochee River has seven bedrooms and 14 baths in 34,688 square feet. It is still listed at the original price of $25 million. Danny Thomas Beverly Hills mansion: In the late 1960s, Danny Thomas bought 2 acres on a private promontory in Beverly Hills Trousdale Estates and several years later built this 18,000-squarefoot mansion with a Moorish flair. His children sold the property for $5.764 million in 2012. The current owner, who put it back on the market this year at $135 million, undertook a total restoration and renovation. Top 10 celebrity homes on the market in 2015COURTESY PHOTOSTyler Perrys Atlanta mansion Bob Hopes UFO house Bing Crosbys California retreat Johnny Depps French village Michael Jacksons Neverland Ranch President Obamas vacation rental Lauren Bacalls Central Park apartment Miley Cyrus California mansion
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FEATURED RESALE LISTINGS12303115-3323 BELLAVISTA 10240 Bellavista Circle, #1503 3 BR/3 BA End Residence, Walk to Beach Club $469,000 VIVALDI 10700 Vivaldi Court, #601 3 BR/2 BA Turnkey Furnished, Lake View$550,000 MONTEBELLO 10746 Mirasol Drive, #101 3 BR/3 BA 1st Floor Luxury Coach Home $749,000 VALENCIA 10040 Valiant Court, #101 3 BR/2 BA Furnished 1st Floor Residence $305,000 TIVOLI 17952 Modena Road3 BR/2 BA + DEN Golf and Water Views $609,900 MONTEBELLO 10722 Mirasol Drive, #503 3 BR/3 BA + DEN Private Elevator $825,000 MONTEBELLO 10728 Mirasol Drive, # 402 3 BR/3 BA Furnished 1st Floor Residence $759,500 PORTO ROMANO 10320 Porto Romano Drive 4 BR/3 BA Golf and Water Views $625,000 OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, JAN. 3 1-4 P.M. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, JAN. 3 1-4 P.M. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, JAN. 3 1-4 P.M.NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.comWEEK OF DEC. 31, 2015 JAN. 6, 2016 REAL ESTATE B17 JackiStrategos.com Today! Jacki Strategos GRI, CREN, SRES, e-Pro 239-370-1222JStrategos@att.net Richard DrosteREALTOR239email@example.com Lovely, wide, converging water views. Indirect access; super nice street. Lots are selling fast. LOCATED ONCUL-DE-SAC DREAMY HOME SITE $364,900Detached villa with beautiful detailing. Private patio/sitting area. Granite and stainless steel appliances. Great location within community. AMENITIES GALORE OL AT LELY RESORT $295,000Gorgeous home with lake views. Hardwood oors; stainless steel appliances. Three bedrooms, three baths. NOMANDATORYFEES 8865 LELY ISLAND CIRCLE $689,900Several oor plans available; all furnished/turnkey. Amazing amenities and daily rentals. Priced under $250,000. EXCELLENT INVESTMENT GREENLINKS LELY RESORT category showing the largest growth: 27 percent, from 45 homes in November 2014 to 57 homes in November 2015. Homes under $300,000 are going fast, said Kathy Zorn, broker/owner at Florida Home Realty. Days on market for that segment dropped 11 percent, from 57 to 51 days, which doesnt leave a lot of time for serious buyers to shop around. Mike Hughes, vice president/general manager of Downing-Frye Realty, recommended buyers looking in this price category should move faster when submitting an offer to get ahead of other potential buyers who might be looking at the same property. Competition in the under-$300,000 category is coming from first time homebuyers, boomerang buyers and retirees living on a fixed income, Mr. Hughes said, adding the low end is also popular with investors. Overall inventory in the $300,000 and below price segment decreased 20 percent, from 1,372 homes in November 2014 to 1,103 homes in November 2015. Yet since November 2013, inventory in this price segment has dropped 42 percent, from 1,917 in November 2013 to 1,103 in November 2015. This segment also represented 50 percent of all closed sales in the 12 months ending November 2015. Foreclosures are the lowest theyve ever been since NABOR began tracking activity, Bill Coffey, broker manager of Amerivest Realty Naples, said, citing just 34 foreclosures and eight short sales in the November report. The NABOR November 2015 market report provides comparisons of single-family home and condominium sales (via the Southwest Florida MLS), price ranges and geographic segmentation and includes an overall market summary. It can be found at naplesarea.com. Among the findings: Overall pending sales decreased 3 percent, from 825 homes in November 2014 to 804 homes in November 2015. Overall closed sales increased 1 percent, from 9,724 homes in the 12 months ending November 2014 to 9,800 in the 12 months ending November 2015. Closed sales for single-family homes in the $300,000 to $500,000 category increased 23 percent, from 1,163 homes in the 12 months ending November 2014 to 1,430 homes in the 12 months ending November 2015. Closed sales for condominiums in the $300,000 to $500,000 price category increased 32 percent, from 734 condominiums in the 12 months ending November 2014 to 968 in the 12 months ending November 2015. Overall median closed price increased 15 percent, from $265,000 in the 12 months ending November 2014 to $305,000 in the 12 months ending November 2015. Overall median closed price for homes $2 million and above increased 10 percent, from $2,950,000 in the 12 months ending November 2014 to $3,250,000 in the 12 months ending November 2015. Overall inventory decreased 1 percent, from 4,136 in November 2014 to 4,095 in November 2015. Single-family home inventory increased 5 percent, from 2,217 single-family homes in November 2014 to 2,319 in November 2015. There is a five-month supply of inventory. Average days on market decreased 1 percent, from 78 days in November 2014 to 77 days in November 2015. Days on market in the $2 million and above category increased 124 percent, from 99 days in November 2014 to 222 days in November 2015. Inventory in this category increased by 21 percent, from 401 homes in November 2014 to 484 homes in November 2015. Days on market for all other price categories decreased. However, days on market by geographic location were more varied as shown in areas including the Naples beach and North Naples, which both saw increases of more than 20 percent. Chartered in 1949, the Naples Area Board of Realtors has almost 6,000 members. A member of the Florida and National associations of Realtors, NABOR provides programs and services to its membership through various committees and the NABOR board of directors, all of whose members are non-paid volunteers.NABORFrom page 12 The only big difference between November 2014 and November 2015 was inventory. Brenda Fioretti, managing broker at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB18 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 31, 2015 JANUARY 6, 2016 41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Pkwy. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$200,000 >$300,000 >$400,000 >$500,000 >$600,000 >$700,000 >$900,000 >$1,000,000 entry >$2,000,000 >$3,000,000 >$4,000,000 >$5,000,000 >$6,000,000 >$11,000,000 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 32 33 34 21 35 36*For illustration purposes only. 37
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dfDowning-Frye Realty, Inc. DECEMBER 31, 2015 downingfrye.com NAPLES 180 Ninth Street South, Naples 34102 800-448-3411BONITA 23421 Walden Center Dr, Bonita Springs 34134 888-777-1193 MOORINGS Stunning New Construction Modern Masterpiece! This custom home features 4735 sq. ft. under air, great room concept, 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, ofce, dining room with brick-walled wine room, bonus room, kitchen with double island, top of the line appliances and a wet bar, 2 replaces, 2 laundry rooms, Smart-Home technology, expansive out-door living area, outdoor kitchen, oversize gas heated pool and spa. $3,695,000.Alison Kalb, 239-564-0714 COVE TOWERS30 Cove Tower Drive #201 Attention Lower Floor Lovers! An OUTDOOR TERRACE. Spacious 3BR/2BA, END UNIT. Large Porcelain Tile throughout, Quartz counter top, Stainless Steel Appliances, Crown Molding, New A/C, Hurricane Shutters. $635,777.MARSHA MOORE, 239-398-4559 Horse Creek Estates 467 Saddlebrook Lane 4 Bedrooms, Den, Loft, 5 Baths, 3900 Sq Ft! Stunning Custom & Quality Built Home with high end nishes, impact windows & doors, Wood Floors, Plantation Shutters, and spacious lot with Creek. Cannot be duplicated for this price $774,900. Chris Lecca, 239-776-5423 9415 Quarry Drive Lowest-priced SFH on boating lake. Incredible full-length lake view. Add your own boat & dock. Built in 2011like new. Southern exposure pool.$619,900. See photos atwww.GolfHomeGuru.comJoe Morgan, 239-438-6426 GOLF HOME GURU Estate Home & Guest House 5841 Spanish Oaks Lane off Oakes Blvd.Opportunity of a lifetime home with spacious guest house. Minutes to Mercato, totally fenced, 2.5 acres, Oakes Estates. Main house 3+Den, 3004 SF & Guest house 2BR, 2 Full BA. Soaring ceilings, open plan, super kitchen. MLS #215057076. $959,000.Jeff Helm, 239-601-7875 Remington at Bay Colony Residence 704 Panoramic views, 7th oor end unit. 3,010 Sq. Ft. of under-air living space, with a great-room style open oorplan, 3 BR, 3 BA, 9 foot ceilings, custom mirrors, granite and marble countertops, wet bar, built in surround sound, expansive screened in lanai with electric hurricane shutters, and a well-appointed neutral kitchen. Enjoy all of the wonderful amenities of the Remington, Bay Colony, and Pelican Bay. $6,200,000.Alison Kalb, 239-564-0714 Ann m. Nunes, 239-860-0949 NAPLESThe Resort Lifestyle You Deserve! Ann Nunes239firstname.lastname@example.org Gold Level AgentBryan Roberts239-860-4776 email@example.com Working Together too Achieve Working Together To Achieve Downing-Frye Realty, Inc.dfNew Client Coordinator OLD NAPLES, NEAR BEACH! 625 7th Ave. N. Brand New Construction. 4 BR + large ofce/ 4.5 baths. Sunny pool, private fenced yard, summer kitchen. Flowing open oor plan. Classic Coastal/Old Florida.$3,390,000.Karen Coney Coplin, 239-777-4093 OPEN HOUSE sat/sun 1-4 pm BERMUDA PARK bonita springs Lovely 1st oor 2BR/2BA condo plus den. Beautifully decorated with tons of upgrades Tile in main living area and carpet in bedrooms. Oversized lanai with landscape view. includes 1 car garage. Annual lease. Unfurnished. Minutes from the beach, Coconut Point, Florida Gulf Coast University and S.F. International Airport. No pets. $1700 per month.Brammer Group, 239-253-8820 Shadow Wood Preserve 6960 Lakewood Isle Drive Panoramic views of lake, golf course & nature preserve. This custom estate home is designed to focus on outdoor living.$890,000.MARYANNE KENNEDY, 239-405-0266 SOLD Villa Palmeras 21559 Cascina Drive Recently reduced villa on lake with extended lanai built in 2013. Convenient to everything. Impeccably maintained.$319,900.MARYANNE KENNEDY, 239-405-0266 SOLD VERONA WALKNew on market DiVosta SOLID BUILT Home Poured Concrete Walls 2BR/2BA / 2 Walk in Closets 2 Car Garage / Villa home Vaulted Ceilings / Pool / Water view$339,000.Phil Hall, 239-530-8100 THE COLONY AT PELICAN LANDING Come home to grandeur in this McGarvey estate home situated on an oversized lot in Tuscany Isle in The Colony at Pelican Landing. Stately circle drive and side motor court plus tropical landscaping create great curb appeal. Luxurious marble oors with decorative inserts, intricate detailing in tray ceilings, crown moldings, and custom features throughout. 7080 sq.ft., 4+car garage, 5BR, 6 1/2BA. $3,900,000.THE Barr team, 239-938-5040 Pelican Landing EstateBeautifully updated, bright, open 5 + Bedrooms/ 5 Baths 4,569 sq ft under air/7,485 Total Private acre lot SW exposure Lake & golf course views http://www.tourbuzz.net/424245Priced to sell at $1,379,000.David Brown, 239-272-8736 Fred Alter, 239-269-4123 Fiddlers Creek 9265 Campanile Circle Beautiful single family home on larger home site with picturesque lake view and sunsets. Featuring all the upgrades including volume ceilings, impact glass, custom pool and out door kitchen, power shutters, built in appliances, security system, cabinets, crown molding, shutters, and much more. 3 bedrooms plus den. Compare to anything in this price range. Shows better than new! $589,000.Peter N. Flightner, 239-940-1210 Fiddlers Creek 9134 Cherry Oaks Lane #201 This 3 bedroom plus den features over 3000 sq. ft. and its own private elevator. Every upgrade has been added including cabinets, wood oors, crown moldings, lighting, power storm shutters, tank less hot water, closet systems, and much more! The 1000 yard golf course and lake view has to be seen to be believed! Private cul-de-sac location keeps trafc to a minimum. Shows like new! $559,000.Peter N. Flightner, 239-940-1210
A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF DEC. 31, 2015-JAN 6, 2016 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 The Yzgrev Quintet five of Southwest Floridas finest classical soloists come together for the third concert of the new Spectrum Series of performances presented by the Cultural and Performing Arts Center. The group will perform in three groupings trio, duo and quintet starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center, 2408 Linwood Ave. Yzgrev (pronounced ez-grev) is Bulgarian for sunrise, and the name conveys that the group brings light to a spectrum of high-energy music that will be a new experience for audience members. The evenings program will feature the Trout Quintet, the popular name for the Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667, by Franz Schubert specifically written for the unique instrumentation of piano, violin, viola, cello and double bass. Members of The Yzgrev Quintet are: Daniela Shtereva, violin; John Posadas, viola; Adam Satinsky, cello; Bjorn Holmvik, double bass; and Alexandra Carlson, piano. Tickets are $30 for adults, $10 for students and children, and $40 for VIP seating and meet-the-artist reception. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 775-2800 or CAPAcenter. org. Tickets will also be available at the door.Also in the seriesComing up in the Spectrum Series are The Perez/Willis Duo, Jan. 22; Rebecca Richardson, Feb. 5; Musica Bella, Feb. 19; and Chrysalis, March 25. The CAPA Spectrum Series is sponsored by Bella Magazine, Sudie Geier, Jay & Toshiko Tompkins and Steve and Priscilla Kutler. The Appleseed Collective makes two local stops to perform its singular Americana blend of folk and rock styles for Southwest Florida audiences. The first show is at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at Mercato in North Naples; the second is at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at Point Ybel Brewing Company in Fort Myers. Admission to both Five soloists join as The Yzgrev QuintetBY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.com The Appleseed Collective combines old jazz, soul, funk and bluegrass for a singular Americana soundSEE APPLESEED, C10 Andrew Brown, Brandon Smith and Eric Dawe of The Appleseed Collective. COURTESY PHOTO Saying what you meanThe appeal of indelicate honesty. C2 Cuisine ReviewAnother Broken Egg breaks out of the ho-hum breakfast box. C31 The Hateful EightQuentin Tarantinos grandiose epic leaves our reviewer torn. C15 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________SEE QUINTET, C4
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 31, 2015 JANUARY 6, 2016 SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSSaying what we meanI recently sat at a cafe having brunch with my friend Laura. We were predictably talking about men. Id like to tell you we were hashing out international politics or delving into heavy literature, but the truth is we were agonizing over our latest love interests. Sometimes I think it would be easier to deliver a comprehensive plan for world peace or to write the definitive treatise on Moby Dick than to figure out whats happening in a mans brain. In one breath he tells me he wants to get married, Laura told me about the man shes dating, and in the next he says he wants to see other people. What the hell is going on? I shook my head as I spread jam on my toast. I wish I knew. But does he like me or not? she wondered aloud. I shrugged. When it comes to men, it can seem like theres no way of knowing. Later in the week, when I asked my wise friend Ken about this problem, he advised me to pay attention to a mans behaviors, not his words. If he texts you, hes interested, Ken said. If he calls you, hes interested. If he asks you out, hes interested. Its that simple. It was good advice, and it made me think of something Id read a while ago in my favorite dating guide: Steve Harveys Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. Women love to sit and talk for no apparent reason but to talk, Mr. Harvey writes, but we men, were just not cut out to chatchat for the sake of chitchat. We dont have time for it. We men are very simple people: If we like what we see, were coming over there. If we dont want anything from you, were not coming over there. Period. Hes right, of course, and if I could just remember this counsel I sense Id be better off. But I get distracted by the sometimes misleading things men say. Why cant they just be clear? Then, out of the blue, I got a text message from a man I had known years ago in New York. Im thinking about you naked, it said. My jaw dropped. I reread the text. And then I started laughing. I was shocked. Scandalized. And tickled more than I wanted to admit. Here was a man I hadnt heard from in a long time, someone whose mind I never thought I crossed. Rather than trotting out the How have you been? routine you know, the one that confuses so many women and has us conferring with our girlfriends over brunch he let me know exactly what was on his mind. To tell you the truth, it was a relief. I find all the dissembling in dating exhausting. Why not just come out with it? Why dont we tell the people were interested in what were really up to? I think we might surprise ourselves if we admit our own truths. Wed certainly surprise the people around us. And maybe then we could all get back to hashing out world affairs. Artis Henderson is the author of Unremarried Widow published by Simon and Schuster. artis HENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 A&E WEEK OF DECEMBER 31, 2015 JANUARY 6, 2016 About the artists Daniela Shtereva, violin, was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, into a family that has preserved musical traditions for five generations. Critics have described her performances as spine-tingling and shot through with fantasy and fire. John Posadas, viola, has worked closely with many of todays leading contemporary composers and has performed world premieres at the Aspen Music Festival, Tanglewood, the Chautauqua Music Festival and Deer Valley Music Festival, among others. Adam Satinsky, cello, believes that music is for exploring the balance between spontaneity and precision, personal expression and communication. He has attended master classes with cellists including Yo-Yo Ma and has develop a uniquely warm and personal style of cello performance. Bjorn Holmvik, violin, performed 19 years with the Oslo Philharmonic. He arranged and performed with Naples Orchestra and Chorus the cello solo part of Joseph Haydns Missa in Tempore Belli on his double bass the first time the piece was ever performed on a double bass. Alexandra Carlson, piano, excels as a chamber musician and soloist. She has won prizes at the Maria Yudina International Piano Competition in Russia and in the Hopes, Talents, Masters competition in Bulgaria. QUINTETFrom page 1Neapolitan Russ Morrison says youve never been to a pluckin until youve been to the Neapolitan Oprys Cluster Pluckin, a bluegrass/folk/Americana/ jazz concert that Mr. Morrison organizes and promotes under the auspices of the Florida Fish Hook Tour. For its eighth annual program, Cluster Pluckin moves from The Norris Center to the new David and Cecile Wang Opera Center on Saturday evening, Jan. 9. Structured much like an old-fashioned radio show out of Nashville, Tenn., Cluster Pluckin bring nine acts to the local stage. Each group plays for approximately 18 minutes, and then theres a brief commercial for one of the sponsors (less than five minutes) while the next act sets up. Its everything from jazz and harp guitar to Delta country blues and steel drums, Mr. Morrison, himself a bluegrass guitarist, says. Some of the acts, he adds, defy classification. All of them, he promises, are expert musicians whose highly entertaining performances are suitable for all ages, from the young uns to grandma and grandpa. This years Cluster Pluckin lineup consists of: Andy Wahlberg on the harp guitar, Bob & Lucia, The Bug Tussle Ramblers, jazz trumpeter Bob Zottola, Captain Joe and The Bottom Feeders, Cypress Hollow, Frank Corso, J Robert and Ryan Bladen (aka Lil Eddie).Also coming upThree more concerts are coming up early in the New Year as part of the Florida Fish Hook Tour season at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center: 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24: Bluegrass banjo player, singer, bandleader and radio host Joe Mullins and The Radio Ramblers make their first appearance in Southwest Florida. 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30: Guitarist Richard Smith and special guests including Mr. Wahlberg and George Worthmore ensure an evening of great music and comedy combined. 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20: The Gibson Brothers make their first appearance in Southwest Florida along with their band. The Gibson Brothers were voted 2013 Entertainers of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association. The duos They Called It Music won Song of the Year that same year, and Eric Gibson was named Songwriter of the Year. Tickets for each concert are $28 and are available at floridafishhooktour.tix. com. The David and Cecile Wang Opera Center is at 2408 Linwood Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m., and Service by Jordan will have food and drink available for purchase. The music begins at 7 p.m. For more information, call Mr. Morrison at 287-2035 or email bluewaterbg@ gmail.com. Cluster Pluckin brings nine acts to the local stage COURTESY PHOTOClockwise from top left: Andy Wahlberg, Captain Joe and The Bottom Feeders, Bob Zottola, Russ Morrison and Lil Eddie. SHTEREVA POSADAS SATINSKY HOLMVIK CARLSON
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 31, 2015 JANUARY 6, 2016 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 Call 239.649.2275 for Reservations NaplesPrincessCruises.com 550 Port-O-Call Way, Naples, FL 34102O ering Daily Public CruisesSeabreeze Lunch, Dinner, Hors doeuvres A ernoon and Sunset SightseeingThe Best Events Are on the Water Tuesday, January 5Best of the 50s, 60s, 70s with Joe MarinoTuesday, January 12Live Tropical Steel Pan with J RobertWednesday, January 13Comedy Dinner Show featuring Comedian Mark EvansBoat and jet ski rentals also available at the marina! 5 5 FLORIDA WRITERSSanibel author applies a fresh premise to the old race-against-time plot Pursuit of the Weapon from Hell by William Hallstead. BluewaterPress LLC. 214 pages. Trade paperback, $17.95. Set in the 1990s, some years after the First Gulf War, William Hallsteads Doomsday technothriller is a real nail-biter. Based on abandoned U.S. nuclear weapon plans from the 1950s, the novel imagines a cadre of Islamic terrorists discovering the location of the relic hardware and transporting it to an Air Force base in Tucson, Ariz., and then relocating it to a site in nearby Mexico, where a launch base is constructed (disguised as an oil-drilling operation) and the warheads are installed. One of Mr. Hallsteads many achievements is his presentation of the technology, making it convincing and accessible. We learn, as well, that the U.S. had abandoned this program called Project Pluto for a reason that is irrelevant to those who have now stolen it and intend to aim it toward Los Angeles. The author employs the tried and true technique of alternating perspectives to build his suspenseful plot. This alternation, by and large, consists of bad guy scenes (the terrorists) and good guy scenes (the U.S. military personnel who attempt to thwart the terrorist scheme). Its the old race-against-time plot applied to a fresh premise. Chief among the villains is the man from Khash, Sayyid Zul-Junnah, a hulking fellow and a true Jihad believer who commands stridently and micromanages desperately. Zul-Junnahs hate for the Great Satan stems from U.S. support of the Pahlavi regime in Iran. This proud militant is in regular conflict with his missions construction chief, Nasr Ilahi. Chief among the protagonists is Steve Gammon, a reserve Air Force captain promoted, for this mission, to lieutenant colonel. He is at the bottom of a chain of command headed by Brig. Gen. Oliver Madden, who has charged Major Pete Pappas with discovering who stole the Project Pluto remains and for what reason. Pappas recommends Gammon as the agent of action. The author builds Gammon into a courageous, skilled and fully sympathetic character who pursues his responsibility with cleverness and fortitude. He is assigned a partner, the attractive Air Force Capt. Laura Gorcy, whose intelligence skills exceed his own. The two pose as a married couple on a Mexican vacation in the Hermosillo area. The tension between them, as well as the attraction, is palpable. Just how and when will the adversaries collide? The expertise for advancing the terrorist scheme comes from two highly capable individuals. One is Dr. Cornelius Joiner, part of the original Project Pluto team, now kidnapped with his wife to serve the terrorist mission of activating the nuclear weapon. After more than 30 years of waiting, Dr. Joiner is anxious to validate the weapon that had been set aside. Muzzaver Ghavam, an MIT-trained Iraqi nuclear physicist, is forced to help rebuild and fuel the Pluto weapon. The terrorist leaders have kidnapped his sister to insure his cooperation. These are the major players, the moving parts of the action. Mr. Hallstead has further populated the story with underlings and functionaries that flesh out the plot. His handling of the various locations is convincing, and the pacing is surehanded. The author provides engaging, persuasive descriptions of how the key objectives are analyzed, how decisions and adjustments are made and how mental and physical challenges affect his characters. Not as effective are the frequent abrupt shifts in point of view from first person to third person and vice versa. These create stumbling blocks for the reader. All in all, however, Mr. Hallstead, a Sanibel Island resident, has produced a vivid, satisfying and original thriller. It is the 31st book he has brought into print. Before and beyond his book writing efforts, he has had a varied career in the military, highway design, public relations and information services. On Sanibel, he helped develop the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, having served as board chairman for five terms and having worked with Raymond Burr on fundraising and site acquisition. 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. t t b n c s philJASONphiljreviews@gmail.com HALLSTEAD
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 31, 2015 JANUARY 6, 2016 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOTHEATERThe Cocktail Hour By Florida Repertory Theatre Jan. 5-27, downtown Fort Myers. 332-4488 or floridarep.org. Same Time, Next Year By The Marco Players Jan. 6-24 at the Marco Players Theater. 642-7270 or themarcoplayers.com.Sweet Smell of Success By Theatre Zone Jan. 7-17 at G&L Theater Building at Community School of Naples. (888) 966-3352 or theatrezone-florida.com. KAYAK By Theatre Conspiracy on select dates Jan. 7-23 at the Alliance of the Arts, Fort Myers. 936-3239 or theatreconspiracy.org.Informed Consent By Gulfshore Playhouse Jan. 9-31 at The Norris Center. (844) 811-4111 or gulfshoreplayhouse.org.Other Desert Cities By The Naples Players Jan. 13 through Feb. 7 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 2637990 or naplesplayers.org. Showboat Through Feb. 14 at the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.THURSDAY12.31FRIDAY1.1Beachcombing Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park hosts a volunteer-led talk about beach treasures setting out at 9:30 a.m. Free with park entry fee. 5976196 or floridastateparks.org.Free Concert Rick Howard and The Speedbumps perform from 7-9 p.m. at Miromar Outlets. 948-3766 or miromaroutlets.com. Fort Myers Art Walk Galleries and shops throughout the River District of downtown Fort Myers stay open until 10 p.m., and live entertainment goes into the wee hours at various restaurants and bars. fortmyersartwalk.com.SATURDAY1.2Farmers Market Take a stroll along one of Naples most 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. 4346533 or thirdstreetsouth.com. Art Fair The Naples Art Association hosts the 20th annual New Years Art Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday, Jan. 3, in Cambier Park. 262-6517 or naplesart.org.Another Art Fair The 17th biannual Estero Fine Art Show takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday, Jan. 3, at Miromar Design Center. Free admission, but a $5 donation appreciated. (941) 755-3088 or hotworks.org. Bluegrass Show Bluegrass guitarist Jack Lawrence takes the stage at The Norris Center at 7 p.m. $20. 213-3058 or naplesgov.com. SUNDAY1.3Cruisin Specialty cars of all makes and models cruise in to the parking lot at Miromar Outlets from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 948-3766 or miromaroutlets.com. Public Performance The Music Makers Show Band performs at 2 p.m. in the bandshell at Cambier Park. 263-1113 or naplesdixielandjazzband.com.Meet the Composer Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts a multimedia presentation about the life and work of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart from 3-5 p.m. $20-$25. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. Dance The Paul Taylor Dance Company performs at 7 p.m. at Artis Naples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org. MONDAY1.4Om in the Garden Join a walking meditation session at Naples Botanical Garden from 9:30-10:30 a.m. $15 for Garden 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. $5, plus park entry fee. Reservations required. 5981938 or greenmonkeyyoga.com.Art in the Garden Naples Botanical Garden presents a lecture titled What if Art Turned the World Upside Down from 1-3 p.m. $15 for Garden members, $20 for others. 643-7275 or naplesgarden.org. Bingo! Play your cards right for bingo at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island every Monday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a kosher hot-dog dinner included with admission. 991 Winterberry Drive. 642-0800.Pasta e Pellicola Naples Italian American Foundation hosts buffet dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. followed by a screening of Blame It on The Bellboy (Italy, 1992). A bellboys actions cause a hilarious case of mistaken identities among three hotel guests. $15 for dinner and movie, $5 for movie alone. 7035 Airport-Pulling Road. 597-5210 or niafoundation.org. TUESDAY1.5Flower Power Naples Botanical Garden hosts a lecture about floral design from 9:30 a.m. to noon. $50. 6437275 or naplesgarden.org. Lunch & Learn Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center hosts a talk about its prescribed fire program from noon to 1 p.m. $10 for Friends of Rookery Bay members, $15 for others. Includes lunch from Carrabbas Italian Grill. 300 Tower Road. 530-5972 or rookerybay.org.Author Signing Helen Klein Ross stops by Barnes & Noble at Waterside Shops at 7 p.m. to sign and discuss her book, What Was Mine. Free. 598-5200 or bn.com. WEDNESDAY1.6Local 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 for NHS members, $16 for others. 137 12th Ave. S. 261-8164 or napleshistoricalsociety.org.Exhibit Opening The Naples Depot Museum hosts an opening reception for Dream State, an exhibit of new works by plein air artist Lily Prince, from 6-8 p.m. Free. The exhibit will be on display through January. 262-6526 or colliermuseums.com.Art ALIVE The galleries and studios in Naples Art District behind AirportPulling and Pine Ridge Roads welcome visitors from 5-8 p.m. Free. 580-7999. COMING UPHistory Lecture South Regional Library hosts a presentation about the military tribunals at Nuremburg at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7. Free, but registration required. 8065 Lely Cultural Blvd. 252-7542 or collierlibrary.org. Free Concert The Appleseed Collective performs outdoors at Mercato at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7. 254-1080 or mercatoshops.com. See story on page C1.Comedy Show Tim the Dairy Farmer and BC Murphy perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at Old Naples Comedy Club. $20. 1100 Sixth Ave. S. 455-2844 or oldnaplescomedyclub.com. 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.Luxe Life Home & Design Magazine presents the Luxury Home Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 8-9, at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Exhibitors include more than 100 highend home product and service providers. $15. 598-4826 or homeanddesignmagazine.com. See story on page A1. BBQ Fest Collier County Fairground kicks off its Big Swamp Smoke Off at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, with live music on the main stage. The festival continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, with barbecue competitions and tastings. 4551444 or colliercountyfair.com.Vocal Concert Soprano Giorgia Fumanti performs with baritone Ed Pember and the Naples Philharmonic Chorale at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. $55, includes wine reception. 434-3323 or italianculturalsociety.com. 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. See story on page C1.Rasta Night Roots reggae band Rebelution performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at Germain Area. $25-33. 948-7825 or germainarena.com.Starry Night Country music star Lorrie Morgan performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at Seminole Immokalee 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 Critic Elaine Newton leads a discussion about Emily St. Jean Mandels Station Eleven at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org. Art Festival More than 200 artists display and sell their work at the Bonita Springs National Art Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 9-10, at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs. $5 admission donation appreciated. 4958989 or artcenterbonita.org.Season Opener The Naples Orchestra & Chorus performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at Naples High School. 298-7111 or naplesorchestraandchorus.com. Works by local photographer Jennifer Semro are on display Jan. 2-Feb. 15 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples, 6340 Napa Woods Way. The public is invited to meet the artist at a reception from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 31, 2015 JANUARY 6, 2016 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 Art Reception Friends of the Museum of the Everglades hosts a reception from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, for an exhibit of large-scale wildlife photography by Tommy Owen. Free. 105 W. Broadway, Everglades City. 695-0008 or colliermuseums.com. Cluster Pluckin Russ Morrisons Florida Fish Hook Tour presents the eighth annual Cluster Pluckin bluegrass and acoustic guitar concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. $28. 2408 Linwood Ave. 287-2035 or firstname.lastname@example.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. Sinatra at the Sands The Naples Jazz Orchestra celebrates the 50th anniversary of Frank Sinatras landmark album at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, at Golden Gate High School. $30. 207-8299 or naplesjazzorchestra.com.Foreign Film The Italian Cultural Society screens Benvenuti al Nord (Italy, 2012) at 6:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, at The Norris Center. $5. 434-3323 or italianculturalsociety.com.Documentary Screening South Regional Library presents a screening of I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life and Legacy of Simon Weisenthal at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12. Free, but registration required. 8065 Lely Cultural Blvd. 252-7542 or collierlibrary.org. Art Awareness Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships hosts an opening reception for an exhibit of childrens artwork interpreting human trafficking from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, at The von Liebig Art Center. Free, reservations appreciated. 415-3625 or info@ humantraffickingawareness.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 email@example.com.Comedy Competition Seminole Immokalee Casino kicks off its annual four-part Comedians Ball competition at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13. Check website for details. (800) 218-0007 or seminoleimmokaleecasino.com. Art Reception Thomas Riley Studio hosts an opening reception from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, for an exhibit featuring the work of paper artist Matthew Shlian and metal sculptor Harley Valentine. Free. 26 10th St. S. 5292633 or thomasrileystudio.com.Forgive or Forget? Local clergy present overviews about how their denomination views forgiveness from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at North Collier Regional Park. They will answer questions posed by moderator David Prager, a representative from the Simon Weisenthal Center, and the audience. Free, but reservations required. 2639200 or holocaustmuseumswfl.comComedy Troupe Chicago City Limits performs at 6:30 and 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Jan. 14-15, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org. Irish History The Naples St. Patrick Foundation presents a program about the role Irelands national press played during the countrys revolutionary period at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at the Naples Womans Club about. $20. 570 Park Ave. 227-5350 or naplesparade.com. 12.31 1.3Ring in the new year with sytle and fun! The Paul Taylor Dance Company takes the stage at Artis Naples at 7 p.m. Sunday. artisnaples.orgWorks by more than 130 artists have been juried into the 17th biannual Estero Fine Art Show happening from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Miromar Design Center. hotworks.org W k b Wkb 1.2-3Kate Davis and The Ladybugs perform traditional jazz and their own experimental arrangements at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers. sbdac.com # JAM IT Acoustic powerhouse Jack Lawrence takes the stage at The Norris Center at 7 p.m. Saturday. naplesgov.net 1.2 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 WEEK OF DEC. 31, 2015 JAN. 6, 2016 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 WHAT TO DOOperatic Evening Opera Naples presents Donizettis Don Pasquale at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, and Saturday, Jan. 16, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. $65-99. 2408 Linwood Ave. 9639050 or operanaples.org. See story on page C16. Naturally Fun Rookery Bay hosts the 12th annual Southwest Florida Nature Festival all day Friday through Sunday, Jan 15-17. Registration required for field trips that are offered at a variety of price points. 530-5940 or rookerybay.org. All Dolled Up Naples Doll Club holds its annual show and sale with more than 50 vendors from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at New Hope Event Center. 7675 Davis Blvd. 530-0100. Jitterbug Kate Davis and The Ladybugs, a traditional jazz vocal group known for their intricate harmonies and experimental arrangements, performs at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Table seating available. 2301 First St., downtown Fort Myers. 333-1933 or sbdac.com. Author Talk Koreshan State Park hosts Lyn Millner as she reads from her new book about the parks founders, The Allure of Immortality: An American Cult, a Florida Swamp, and a Renegade Profit, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16. Free. 992-0311 or floridastatepark.org.Wild Art Friends of Delnor-Wiggins Pass host the 18th annual Wildlife and Wildlands Art Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at the park. Free with park entry fee. 597-6196 or floridastateparks.org. 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. Samba Fusion The Brazilian jazz ensemble O Som Do performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $30-$40. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. One-Man Show Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts a performance of Southern Gothic: A One-Man-Show at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17. Actor Frank Blocker portrays 17 characters from a small town in Mississippi. $20-$25. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. Bluegrass Larry Cordle and Trinity River Band perform at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, at ArtisNaples. 5971900 or artisnaples.org. Stand-Up Classic Bob Newhart works the stage at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org. Films for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens Belle Epoque (Spain, 1992) at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18. A young soldier deserts from the army and is hosted by a farmer with four daughters. $10. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. Divine Diva Opera and Broadway star Renee Fleming performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at ArtisNaples. 5971900 or artisnaples.org.Strings Sing Marco Island Foundation for the Arts hosts a performance by Serafin String Quartet from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21. $50. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or marcoislandarts.com. Pig Tales Nick Jr.s Peppa Pig delights preschoolers with a live show at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at Germain Arena. $2848. 9487825 or germainarena.com.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. CAPA Concert The flute and guitar duo Gerardo Perez and Wendy Willis perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. $40 for VIP, $30 for adults, $12 for students. 2408 Linwood Ave. 775-2800 or capacenter.org. Masterworks Naples Philharmonic Chorus women perform A Symphonic Midsummers Night Dream with conductor Hans Graf at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 22-23, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org. Stone Soup Fill up with a handmade bowl full of steaming, restaurantsourced soup during the 10th annual Empty Bowls lunch to benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at Cambier Park. 5918848 or emptybowlsnaples.com. Art in the Park Fleischmann Park hosts the 19th annual Art Fest Naples from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 23-24. The juried show presents works by 140 artists all media. Proceeds benefit the Special Needs Childrens Fund. 634-2337 or artfestnaples.com.Yoga for Scribes Women are invited to stretch and write with yoga teacher Jane Erlbaum and writing coach Chivas Sandage from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, at NCD Yoga & Pilates. $50-55. Registration required. firstname.lastname@example.org. Jazz Concert The Bob Zottola Jazz Trio performs from 4-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, at Marco Island Center for the Arts. $25. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 3944221 or marcoislandarts.com. Classical Concert The Cleveland Orchestra performs works by Tchaikovsky and Schumann at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org. Country star Lorrie Morgan (Five Minutes and Something in Red, among other hits) performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at Seminole Casino Immokalee. seminolecasinoimmokalee
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DEC. 31, 2015 JAN. 6, 2016 C9 ACOUSTIC & BLUEGRASS MUSIC 2016Presented by The Acoustic & Bluegrass Music Series & The Florida Fish Hook TourSATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 2016The 8th Annual Neapolitan Opry Cluster Plucking 7:00 p.m. The Wang Theater at Opera Naples 2408 Linwood Avenue, Naples, FL 34112 Enjoy the music of nine extremely tale nted and entertaining musical acts representing many genres of music including: Andy Wahlberg, Bob Zottolo Trio, Cypress Hollow, J.Robert, Bob & Lucia, Ryan Bladen (aka Little Eddie), Frank Corso, Captain Joe & The Bottom Feeders and The Bugtussle Ramblers Visit http://oridashhooktour.tix.com to purchase tickets.SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 2016Larry Cordle & Trinity River Band 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Daniels Pavilion at ArtisNaples Legendary Nashville songwriter Cordle joins forces with Trinity River Band, North Floridas premier bluegrass family Hear some of your favorite bluegrass and country songs from the past two decades. Visit http://artisnaples.org/events/larry-cordle to purchase tickets.Learn more about the artists at: http://l arrycordle.com and trinityriverband.com SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016Balsam Range 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Daniels Pavilion at ArtisNaples This gifted quintet of bluegrass players from North Carolina weave elements of jazz, country, gospel, swing and old-time mountain music into their one-of-a-kind Southern sound. Visit http://artisnaples.org/events/balsam-range to purchase tickets.Learn more about the artists at: http://balsamrange.comTHE FLORIDA FISH HOOK TOURRuss Morrison email@example.com 239.287.2035 Visit http://facebook.com/bluewaterbg for more details! WHERE TO GOAbruzzo Night Naples Italian American Foundation hosts dinner and live music from Dino Valle and the Neapolitans and The Manhattan Connection at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Jan. 24. $50 for members, $60 for others. Reservations required by Friday, Jan. 22. 7035 Airport-Pulling Road. 597-5210 or niafoundation.org. Jazz Concert Jazz saxophonist and clarinetist Ken Peplowski recreates the sound of Benny Goodman at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, with The Naples Jazz Orchestra at Golden Gate High School. $30. 207-8299 or naplesjazzorchestra.org. Foreign Film The Italian Cultural Society screens La Ragazza del Lago (Italy, 2007) at 6:45 Monday, Jan. 25, at The Norris Center. A detective from the nearby city is called to solve the mystery of a young woman found dead in a small town in Northern Italy. $5. 4343323 or italianculturalsociety.org. Films for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens The Jewish Cardinal (France, 2013) at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25. The true story of a cardinal who maintains his Jewish identity after converting to Catholicism and rising through the ranks of the church. $10. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. Chickee Chat Naples Historical Society presents From Fish to Pheasant with hunters, fishermen and part rangers at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29, in the garden at Historic Palm Cottage. Bring chairs. Free for NHS members, $5 for others. 261-8164 or napleshistoricalsociety.org. Light Show Seminole Immokalee Casino hosts a fireworks show, highschool band performances and food trucks from 8-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30. Bring a lawn chair. (800) 218-0007 or seminoleimmokaleecasino.com.Motown Melodies Uptown Express performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at The Norris Center. $22. 2133058 naplesgov.com.Jazz Tribute Naples Jazz Orchestra hosts Grammy-nominated composer and trombonist Steve Weist at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, as he performs a send up to Maynard Ferguson at Golden Gate High School. $30. 207-8299 or naplesjazzorchestra.com. Jazz Festival CAPA brings the Dan Heck Trio, Steve Uschers Tropical Jazz Group, Mudbone and the Dan Miller Quintet to the lawn at Mercato from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7. Free. 7752800 or capacenter.org.Foreign Film The Italian Cultural Society hosts a screening of Shun Li and the Poet (Italy, 2011) at 6:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at The Norris Center. 755 Eighth Ave. S. 434-3323 or italianculturalsociety.com. Email calendar listings and high-resolution photos to Lindsey Nesmith at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send Word or text documents and jpgs with time, date, location, cost and contact information. No pdfs or photos of fliers. Deadline for calendar submissions is noon Monday. No phone calls please.
g NaplesZoo.org I facebook.com/napleszooGet Closer! Closer to Animals. Closer to Nature. Closer to Family. 239-262-5409 I 1590 Goodlette Rd. Naples, FL Discover zebras, leopards, lions, ride a camel and hand-feed a girae! Enjoy shows, a wild cruise, meet animal keepers and much more! www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 31, 2015 JANUARY 6, 2016 shows is free. Founded in 2010, the band is an eclectic group of musicians who specialize in wide-ranging and often obscure genres and instruments, like Indian classical music and mandolins. Its sound is comprised of complementary and contrasting elements including pre-1940s jazz, funk, bluegrass and soul. Having released two studio albums, Baby to Beast in 2012 and Young Love in 2014, the band has spent the better part of the last year on tour. Its hard for us sometimes to define exactly the type of music we play, guitarist Andrew Brown said. I like to jokingly refer to is as pre-World War II fusion with a modern songwriting tilt. As a guitarist, Mr. Brown draws heavily from pre-World War II jazz; violinist and mandolinist Brandon Smith grew up playing old-time fiddle music; percussionist Vince Russo lets funk, jazz and rock influence his washboard style; and vocalist/upright bassist Eric Dawe has a choral background and studies Indian classical music. In addition to enjoying songs that grab elements of several styles developed in the United States, concertgoers can look forward to a lot of threeand four-part harmonies and modern sensibilities. We draw on the sort of music that dates back to the 1920s, Mr. Brown continued. While we do have a lot of musicality that is based in those traditions, we really try to bring it forward with elements of modern songwriting. For these reasons, The Appleseed Collective finds its performances attract a broad range of music fans. Whether youre 5, 10, 15 or 50 years old, youre going to recognize a lot of the styles of music we play, he said. I think one of the things that the younger crowd really likes is that were doing something new with it. Were mixing genres and making our own sound. The bands latest release is a live album recorded at The Ark in their hometown of Ann Arbor, Mich. Titled Live at The Ark, its particularly special to band members because they were playing to a hometown crowd. The energy from the audience was palpable, Mr. Brown said, and only increased with a set list that featured barnburners, old soul jazz and mood pieces. Weve always been more of a live band, and I would say that Live at The Ark captures the energy of that live show, Mr. Brown said. That differentiates it from our other album. The Collective is working on another live recording, The Tour Tapes, which will be a collection of songs performed during their yearlong 2015 tour. Theres no release date yet, Mr. Brown said, adding the record will include several new songs and will have a more mature aesthetic. The band has grown over the years in terms of songwriting and musical capability, he continued, and The Tour Tapes will reflect it. (The songs) are moving in a more progressive direction and featuring more twoand three-part harmonies, he said. The music has matured in the sense that its not really afraid to get dark if it needs to get dark. A lot of it is dealing with very human emotions and other things that have more depth. Its a little bit less black and white a little more gray. The songs deal with more complex issues and musically are a lot richer, he said. Our abilities have started to catch up to our taste, which is always evolving to loftier goals. Also on the docket is an effort to incorporate the involvement of local farms into the bands tour stops. The Appleseed Collective endorses the locavore lifestyle, which promotes utilizing nearby food sources and avoiding the corporate supply chain that moves food thousands of miles from where its produced. We are big fans of people doing their own thing and really being empowered, Mr. Brown said. We want to present people with the local food movement everywhere we go. The performance is part of the Mercato Nights music series of free monthly concerts on the lawn at the shopping center in North Naples. Guests should bring their own seating and leave coolers and outside refreshments at home. The performance at Point Ybel B rewing Company is also free. For more information, visit theappleseedcollective.com. APPLESEEDFrom page 1 The Appleseed Collective>> What: An Americana band >> When: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, outside at Mercato in North Naples; 8-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at Point Ybel Brewing Company in Fort Myers >> Cost: Free >> Info: theappleseedcollective.com COURTESY PHOTOBrandon Smith, Andrew Brown, Vince Russo and Eric Dawe make up The Appleseed Collective.
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For more information visit: www.bouteakbyjackiemorelisse.com 239-949-0998 Miromar Design Center, 10800 Corkscrew Road, Suite 148, Estero, Florida 33928 ADVERTORIALFrom Farm to TableLocal artist creates Eco-Chic FurnitureBouTeak by Jackie Morelisse offers custom built, hand-crafted furniture cultivated from reforestation lumber grown in Pangola, Costa Rica. BoutTeaks stunning furniture designs are created on-site at the companys Finca Pangola reforestation project, where over 700,000 teak and indigenous tropical species of trees have been planted. Local craftsman individually manufacture each piece for BouTeak with unique, artisanal skills that have been passed on through generations. Purchasing a piece of furniture from BouTeak ensures quality. Every step of the production is carefully supervised to provide BouTeaks exclusive ecofriendly excellence. BouTeak by Jackie Morelisse is also a member of the Green Building Council, which prides itself on enabling social and environmental responsibility. Your purchase guarantees the preservation of a critically endangered habitat with an incredible biodiversity. In addition to the furniture, BouTeaks showroom displays many colorful paintings and unique photography created by founders, Jackie and Henk Morelisse. Jackie draws her inspiration for painting from the colorful tropical environments of Costa Rica, Curacao, Brazil and many more. Henk has been a nature enthusiast and avid outdoorsman all his life. Currently, his photography theme is Floridas Everglades. Over time, displays will be rotated to show many new and exciting nature oriented themes. BouTeak is both pleased and excited to have this unique and exceptional artwork on display. new yearround service to Cancun, Mexico NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF DEC. 31, 2015 JAN.6, 2016 KOVEL: ANTIQUES Have a seat, and a history lesson while youre at it BY TERRY KOVEL AND KIM KOVELThe Windsor chair was first made in the late 17th century in England and about 1730 in America. The chairs are similar, but the English chair legs are less splayed and only the English chair has a splat (a shaped piece of wood) as part of the back. American chairs are made with spindles for the back and to hold the arms. There are many kinds of Windsor chairs with descriptive names like brace back, hoop back, arrow back, fanback, bow back, low back, comb back and scroll back. And some have added parts like rockers or writing arms. Early chairs usually were painted because several types of wood were used. Brown furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries is selling for low prices today. The best have original paint, but watch out for repaints. The chair with a nine-spindle back probably is older than one with four spindles. The more spindles on an antique Windsor, the earlier and better the chair. Brunk Auctions in Asheville, N.C. sold a comb-back Windsor with some repairs in 2015 for $1,003.Q: Im hoping you can shed some light on a floor lamp I have. The base is stamped Miller Company and one of the parts is stamped Miller U-Dezine. The base and column are made of pot metal or bronze. Can you give me any information about this lamp and its maker? A: Edward Miller founded this lamp company in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1844. Candlesticks, lamps and other products were made. A metal rolling mill was built later. A 1930 ad for Millers U-De-Zine read You design the lamp you want, and called it The Lamp That Is Made In Separate Parts For You To Put Together. There were several ways to assemble the parts. A table lamp could be changed to a floor lamp, or a floor lamp to a bridge lamp. In 1985, the lighting division was sold. The company was bought by an affiliate of Diehl Metall, a German company in 2000.Q: My Lane cedar chest pictures Molly Pitcher firing her husbands cannon after he collapsed. The serial number is 2575150. Can you tell me when it was made? A: You can find out when your Lane chest was made by reversing This comb-back Windsor chair was made in Pennsylvania in the late 18th century. It auctioned in 2015 for $1,003 even though it had some breaks in the wood and added metal braces used for repairs.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DEC. 31, 2015 JAN. 6, 2016 C15 Get Your Tickets While They Last!January 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm Visit www.cattlebaronslee.com or call 239.936.1113 for more information. TRAILBLAZER SPONSOR MAVERICK SPONSORS HOME ON THE RANGE SPONSOR RUSTLER SPONSORS Single Tickets$350 VIP Couple$1,000 Wrangler Table for 8$3,500Top Rocker Field at Six Bends Harley-DavidsonEVENT CHAIR:State Representative Heather Fitzenhagen FEATURING: mqcaLOOsa atch e cOwBOYS presents Be A Part of the Show! THE NAPLES PLAYERS Tickets: 239-263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.orgThe Naples Players at Sugden Community Theatre 701 5th Ave. South, Naples, FL 34102 TICKETS: ADULTS $35 STUDENTS 21 AND UNDER $10 GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE OTHER DESERT CITIES Every family has their secrets, but what happens when they are on the verge of being revealed to the world?BY JON ROBIN BAITZ JANUARY 13 FEBRUARY 7, 2016WEDNESDAY 7:30 P.M. THURSDAY SATURDAY 8:00 P.M. SUNDAY 2:00 P.M. IN BLACKBURN HALL Sponsored by: 13 Years Voted Best Live Theatre the serial number. Your chest was made on May 15, 1975 (05/15/75) at factory No. 2. Lane cedar chests made before 1987 have the old style locks that can latch shut and trap a child inside. If you havent already replaced the lock, you should contact the manufacturer and they will send you a new replacement safety lock. You can find the form to request a replacement at www. lanefurniture.com/about/product-safety. Q: I have a Stereo Realist viewer in a green case thats 14 inches long, 6 inches wide, and 2 inches deep. It has two snaps to keep it closed. What is it worth? A: The Stereo Realist was made from 1947 until 1972. It was designed by Seton Rochwite, who worked for the David White Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The camera originally sold for $160 and the viewer for $20. Stereo Realist viewers sell online today for $40 and up. Q: While going through my 93-year-old mothers things, I found two teaspoons, one with Gloria Swansons picture and signature and another with Norma Talmadge. Both are in good shape. Do they have any value? A: Souvenir spoons were popular collectibles from the 1890s into the 1920s. Your spoons are two of a set of 12 silverplated spoons featuring silent film stars of the day. They were made by Oneida Silversmiths for Hearst Newspapers, and used in a 1925 advertising campaign in Photoplay, one of the first American film fan magazines. Each spoon has a facsimile signature of an actor or actress on the handle and a raised portrait on the tip. Besides your two, other stars represented were Marion Davies, Richard Dix, Douglas Fairbanks, Thomas Meighan, Mae Murray, Pola Negri, Ramon Novarro, Mary Pickford, Norma Shearer and Lois Wilson. Oneida was formed as a utopian community in the mid-19th century. In 1879, conflicts caused a split and members voted to form Oneida Community Ltd. in 1880, to be owned and operated by former community members. Oneida still is one of the largest marketers of stainless-steel flatware and tabletop products. Your spoons sell for $5 to $15 each. A complete set may add a little to the value. Q: Id like to know the value of a carvedwood picture of Heidelberg Castle and the old bridge over the Neckar River in Germany. The roofs of the buildings are painted red. On the lower corner it reads Carved by R. Bergner and 964. I bought it at a garage sale. A: R. Bergner did carvedand burntwood pictures in the 1950s. The number on your picture probably indicates that it was part of a limited edition. A picture similar to yours, numbered 7955, sold recently for $40. Other burnt-wood pictures by Bergner have sold for $30. Tip: Clean the hard parts of stuffed animal trophies like antlers, teeth or hooves with a cotton swab dampened in isopropyl alcohol. If fur, feathers or skins are damaged, look for mites, moths or carpet beetles and spray with an insecticide, or see a taxidermist. 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 WEEKLYC16 WEEK OF DEC. 31, 2015 JAN. 6, 2016 (239) 530-2225MONDAY SUNDAY 11:00 A.M. CLOSE NO COVER! NO RESERVATIONS! PRIME RIB DINNER $24.95 COMPLIMENTARY CHAMPAGNE TOASTWATCH THE BALL DROP AT MIDNIGHT ON OUR 160 BIGSCREEN 2016 4:00PM #4 OKLAHOMA #1 CLEMSON8:00PM#3 MICHIGAN STATE #2 ALABAMAItalian opera and Aspen String Trio start the new year for Opera NaplesOpera Naples kicks off 2016 with a comic look at the road to marital bliss in Don Pasquale and an evening of classical and gypsy music by the Aspen String Trio. The opera takes place Thursday and Saturday, Jan. 14 and 16, and the trio performs Friday, Jan. 29. All performances start at 8 p.m. at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. Plans for an arranged marriage and the threat of disinheritance wont stand in the way of a young couple in love in Gaetano Donizettis Don Pasquale, one of the most popular Italian comic operas of all time. Filled with schemes, pranks and alluring music, ONs new production stars baritone Steven Condy, acclaimed for his creative portrayals of the great buffo roles, in the title role as an arrogant old man bent on marrying his nephew off to a bride he deems suitable. When Ernesto refuses, Don Pasquale then plans to marry a young woman himself and disinherit his nephew. Tenor William Davenport makes his role debut as the defiant Ernesto in this production. Soprano Hailey Clarke makes her debut with ON as the object of the title characters amorous attentions. Baritone Jonathan Beyer sings the role of Dr. Malatesta, Don Pasquales scheming physician and Ernestos friend. With its graceful and melodic score, the music of Don Pasquale incorporates a layer of sophistication that matches the humorous plot. Ramon Tebar conducts the Opera Naples production. The Aspen String Trio, founded by internationally renowned and locally based concert pianists Tao Lin and Catherine Lan, performs the evening of Jan. 29 as part of Opera Naples inaugural season of the Beaux Arts Chamber Series. On the Classical & Gypsy program are works by Richard Strauss, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johannes Brahms. Tickets to the opera range from $49$99. Aspen String Trio tickets are $25$59. Call Opera Naples at 963-9050 or visit operanaples.com.
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NAPLESJEWISHFILMFESTIVAL.ORG | 239-434-1818Subscriptions starting at $100 Limited single lm tickets released January 15 TheHolocaust Museum &EDUCATION CENTER OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA Jewish Federation OF COLLIER COUNTY Jewish Federation NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DEC. 31, 2015 JAN. 6, 2016 C21 naplesclubsushi.com 239.261.43322555 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34103 from The Show www.bobharden.comNews and commentary you can use to help you enjoy life on the Paradise Coast.Streamed live, Monday-Friday, 7-8 a.m. The show is archived for your listening convenience. Brought to you in part by w w w w w w News and c o N n use to hel c a n on the Par a M Th e B like us on facebook LATEST FILMSThe Hateful Eight 1/2Is it worth $10? YesReviewers note: This review is for the 70 mm* Roadshow version of The Hateful Eight that opened Dec. 25 in 44 cities and includes a musical overture and intermission and runs 182 minutes. A digital theatrical version that runs 168 minutes without the overture and intermission opens nationwide Dec. 31. Someone needs to tell Quentin Tarantino it isnt 1956. Back then, after blackand-white televisions first entered American homes and color and widescreen movies were becoming the norm, it was commonplace for large-scale productions to begin with an overture, include an intermission and run longer than three hours. Filmmakers, critics and moviegoers were swept away by the grandeur and excess of it all, and the box office responded in kind. But by the late s, American culture changed, color TVs entered the fray and the grandiose cinematic fad passed. Just dont tell that to Mr. Tarantino, whose worst enemy has always been himself. For as great as some of his movies (Pulp Fiction) are, there are times when he overwrites and under-edits.Giving him the canvas of a s epic as The Weinstein Company has done with The Hateful Eight just encourages him to overdo everything. And not surprisingly, thats exactly what he does here.After a lengthy Ennio Morricone (The Untouchables) orchestral overture, the first two hours of the 182-minute film are all talk. First inside a stagecoach travelling a snowy road in frosty Wyoming, then inside a cabin in which our protagonists are trapped while waiting out a snowstorm. The dialog is clever and witty and long-winded, but it is wholly original with the exception of Mr. Tarantinos inexplicable comfort with the N-word, which now feels trite in his movies rather than bracing. The story is set a few years after the Civil War, and inside the stagecoach is a motley assortment of folks youd walk to the other side of the street to avoid. They include: Bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive, Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh), former union soldier turned bounty hunter Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson) and Chris Mannix (Walton Goggins), a loose cannon who claims to be the nearby towns new sheriff. With the blizzard closing in they stop at Minnies Haberdashery, a log cabin motel of sorts, for lodging. Theyre greeted by four unfamiliar faces: Bob (Demian Bichir), whos taking care of Minnies while shes visiting her mother; Oswaldo Mobray (Tim Roth), a hangman; cowboy Joe Gage (Michael Madsen); and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Bruce Dern). Naturally, no one is to be trusted and things are not as they seem. After a 12-minute intermission the film takes a different tact: Through the last hour the plot moves quickly, the violence is grisly and unexpected, theres a flashback and Channing Tatum appears out of nowhere. Similar to how the two halves of Kill Bill were different in tone and style, The Hateful Eight embraces extensive exposition in the first act only to have it all come to a swift and brutal resolution in the second. More balance between the two acts wouldve allowed it to feel coherently structured, which would result in the resolution meaning more. Everything about The Hateful Eight the running time, dialog, musical score, violence, you name it feels excessive. And yet theres something about it thats deliciously appealing and cinematic. Perhaps its Mr. Tarantinos clear love for his subject matter shining through. Or the fact that his style always allows for a rare and unique movie-going experience, and theres value in that at a time when homogeneity is the norm. Regardless, The Hateful Eight is both three hours at the movies that you will not soon forget and three hours youll never want to relive. a t T ( D m M dan HUDAKpunchdrunkmovies.com >> The advantage of 70 mm (as opposed to the standard 35 mm used for most movies) is better visual quality: deeper colors, more contrast and overall more prominent images.
*Available in most restaurants. At participating McDonalds. 015 McDonalds Let there be breakfast. Florida Weekly is available at participating Southwest Florida McDonalds locations. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 WEEK OF DEC. 31, 2015 JAN. 6, 2016 Film: The Worst of 2015It takes a special movie to genuinely piss you off in the span of two hours. Here are the 10 worst movies of 2015 in no particular order, except one: I saved the worst for last. No. 10: The Boy Next Door Jennifer Lopez as a schoolteacher? Yes please. Trapping her in a second-rate thriller in which she has to fight off a teenage stalker? Do better than that. No. 9: Beyond The Reach Apparently character motivations and a decent script were Beyond The Reach for this Michael Douglas/Jeremy Irvine drama set in the Mojave Desert. If you see it, youll regret it. No. 8: Tomorrowland: George Clooney was all over the poster and trailer but then was nowhere to be found for the first 50 minutes of the movie. I found Tomorrowland especially disappointing, however, because it was cowritten and directed by Brad Bird, who was so tremendous with The Incredibles and Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol. No. 7: The Gunman Sean Penn teamed with Javier Bardem in an attempt to see how soundly they could put people to sleep. They succeeded. Theres a hit man, a rival and a girl they both love, and yet the movie never gets off the ground to be even the least bit interesting. No. 6: The Gallows Foundfootage horror movies need to die. And Im not talking one of those fake horror movie deaths; Im talking a real, permanent death to this gimmick thats been played out for years. In this instance, teenagers are trapped inside their high school overnight. I was rooting for them to die so the movie would end and I could leave. No. 5: Fantastic Four The sad thing is you could actually see the potential here, but this $120 million mistake from 20th Century Fox (it grossed $56 million domestically) got caught between director Josh Tranks body horror vision and something more commercial. The result was something that didnt work for either. Nov. 4: Rock The Kasbah Bill Murray as a louse music manager looking for a star in Afghanistan sounded like it had potential, but the story ended up taking him on a series of misguided and unfunny adventures, all of which failed to land the social message the film felt obligated to deliver. No. 3: Pan The ridiculous makeup and costumes were one thing, the hammy performances another. But ruining the story of Peter Pan was the biggest sin of all. No. 2: Suffragette If youre go ing to have a main character (played by Carey Mulligan) lose her family, job, possessions and everything else while petitioning for womens right to vote, heres an idea: At least allow that woman to express why the right to vote is important to her. This should have been an Oscar contender, and instead it was just a joke. No. 1: And finally, the absolute worst movie of 2015: The D Train I left this one feeling sorry for Jack Black and James Marsden. Mr. Black plays a Pittsburgh loser named Dan who flies to L.A. to try to get a former classmateturned-actor (Mr. Marsden) to come to their high school reunion. At no point did Dan show any dignity or selfrespect, or give us anything to root for. Hes a loser for a multitude of reasons, and worse, as the protagonist he provided nothing for us to enjoy about the film. t c t t t dan HUDAKpunchdrunkmovies.com
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 31, 2015 JANUARY 6, 2016 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 Film: The BEST of 2015No studio in the history of the film industry has enjoyed a better year than Universal Pictures had in 2015 and it accomplished the feat in only seven months. Ample critical acclaim for its movies is one thing, but the box office numbers (which are what really matters in Hollywood) are mind blowing. The studio commanded a nearly 24 percent market share of all box office grosses, which totaled nearly $2.4 billion domestically, and seven of its 22 films grossed more than $100 million. Whats more, having Jurassic World ($652 million), Furious Seven ($353 million), Minions ($336 million) and Pitch Perfect 2 ($184 million) be such runaway hits makes up for the disappointments of Crimson Peak (only $31 million) and Steve Jobs (a paltry $17 million). But enough about numbers and studio bragging rights. This wasnt a great year for movies, but the films that stood out seem more a reflection of our times than any year in recent memory. Here are my picks for the Top 10 movies of 2015: No. 10: Mad Max: Fury Road At a time when action movies readily objectify women but rarely let them be heroes, this film for all its non-stop action, crazy stunts, memorable characters, morbid storyline and bold visual choices made Charlize Therons Furiosa arguably the strongest, most butt-kicking character of all. The entire movie is a stylish two-hour action scene thats pure adrenaline. Available on home video. No. 9: Best of Enemies The best documentary of 2015 chronicles the war of words in televised debates between the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. Buckley during the 1968 presidential conventions. Civil political discourse this is not; its a treat to watch these heavyweight windbags sadistically go at it, and scary when we realize this is par for the course with TV pundits today. Available on home video. No. 8: The Walk I think Im still sweating from the finale, which shows Frenchman Philippe Petit on a high wire between the World Trade Towers in the summer of 1974. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is captivating as Petit, and when the visual effects put you on that wire 110 stories above the New York City ground, hold on tight. What an experience. Available on home video Jan. 5. No. 7: Carol A beautiful love story, beautifully told. Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara are superb as women in 1952 who fall in love and yearn to be together in a society that doesnt know how to accept homosexuality. In theaters now. No. 6: Straight Outta Compton Musical biopics have a way of hitting the same beats (pun intended), but this story about pioneer hip-hop group N.W.A. resonated at a higher level. It clicked with a racial tension still felt in some parts today and then hit you with an emotional ending you dont see coming (unless you already know the story). If only all musical biopics were this good. Available on home video Jan. 19. No. 5: Brooklyn Saoirse Ronan is outstanding as an Irish migr in 1950s Brooklyn, N.Y., in this beautifully shot drama from director John Crowley (Intermission). Its about the heart being torn between homes new and old, and the invigoration and conflicts that come with falling in love. Ms. Ronan gives the performance of the year as she takes us through the heroines journey. In theaters now. No. 4: Infinitely Polar Bear This one came and went too quickly over the summer, which is a shame given Mark Ruffalos standout turn as a bipolar father of two daughters whos left to care for them when his wife moves to New York City. Funny, sweet and poignant, its a genuinely inspiring heart warmer that deserves to be seen. Available on home video. No. 3: The Big Short Great star power, surprising humor and masterful direction headline this superb work from director Adam McKay, heretofore best known for Will Ferrell comedies. When you go to the movie you may not be familiar with the housing market crisis of 2008 or understand why the economy crashed shortly thereafter, but you can be darn sure itll all make sense by the time you leave. Explaining everything so clearly is a masterstroke by Mr. McKay. In theaters now. No. 2: Spotlight No-frills storytelling at its absolute best, co-writer and director Tom McCarthys film rarely resorts to histrionics for effect. This is about The Boston Globes investigation into sexual abuse by Catholic priests, and the pursuit for the truth provides all the tension and suspense we can handle. The more we learn, the more eager we are for the reporters to nail these scumbags, as Mark Ruffalos intrepid reporter passionately emotes. In theaters now. No. 1: The Martian In a year full of crazy extravaganzas, this was the most extravagant of all. Matt Damon gives the performance of his career as astronaut Mark Watney, a botanist whos left behind on Mars after a storm causes his crew to evacuate. Director Ridley Scott deftly balances Marks survival, NASAs rescue attempts and Marks crew as they travel back to earth in a way that logically builds tension and looks absolutely fabulous. Its an altogether spectacular movie that in a just world will be an Oscar nominee for Best Picture. Available on home video Jan. 12. 1 s ( b a c g dan HUDAKpunchdrunkmovies.com
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 31, 2015 JANUARY 6, 2016 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C25 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 SAVE THE DATE Jewish Family & Community Services of Southwest Florida presents A Night of Motown Magic: An Evening for Better Tomorrows from 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at Vineyards County Club. The evening will feature Shadows of the s, a spirited tribute to the music, costumes and moves of Motowns Four Tops, Temptations and Supremes. A cocktail reception, dinner and dancing are also included. Tickets are $300, with proceeds to provide funding for JFCS of Southwest Florida programs, including the Naples Senior Center. Event chairpersons are Judith and Edward Anchel. Sponsors include BMO Private Bank and the Naples Daily News. For reservations, call 325-4444. For more information about JFCS and the programs and services of the Naples Senior Center, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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 7753862, ext. 261, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. Hope for Haitis Back to Our Roots gala 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. For reservations or more information, call 434-7183, ext. 203. Friends of the Collier County Museums celebrate the 30th anniversary of the museums on Saturday evening, Jan. 16, at Windstar on Naples Bay. The gala will recognize and benefit all five museums in the county system: the main museum at the Collier County Government Center, The Depot Museum, Roberts Ranch in Immokalee, Marco Island Historical Museum and Everglades City Museum. The evening begins with cocktails and hors doeuvres with re-enactors in historical costumes and an array of auction items. A three-course dinner and dancing to hits from the 1950s, s and beyond will follow. Tickets for $120 area available at foccm.com or can be purchased by sending a check to Friends of the Collier County Museums, 3331 Tamiami Trail E., Naples, FL 34112. For more information, call (410) 258-5227 or visit FOCCM.com. 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 shelly.long@youthhavenswfl. org. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine hosts its inaugural gala, Evening of Vision Under the Stars, Friday, Jan. 22, at the new Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Naples. Alan Korest is honorary chair of the event that includes a cocktail reception, building tours, dinner, dancing and an auction. Entertainment includes the University of Miami Frost School of Music Stamps Live Quintet and a performance by Glenn Basham, professor emeritus, also from the Frost School. Tickets are $250, with proceeds to benefit the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute ambulatory surgery center set to open in Naples in 2016. For reservations or more information, call 659-3986. 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 co-chairs. 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 Meow Masquerade, an evening of dinner, dancing and silent auction to benefit the Naples Cat Alliance takes place from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at Windstar on Naples Bay. Raffle tickets for a $5,800 getaway for three nights in New Orleans will also be sold ($20 each, with a maximum of 300 sold). Tickets for $85 are available by calling Pam Reed at 370-2437. I Only Have Eyes for You, 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. 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. Naples Music Club holds its annual gala the evening of Monday, Jan. 25, at the Bonita Bay Club. This years theme is Exploring Cole Porter. Music will be by String Theory Plus, featuring Glenn Basham, Kevin Mauldin, Rebecca Richardson and Dan Heck. Tickets for $150 are available at naplesmusicclub.org or by calling 384-9205. 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. 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 events@myplannedparenthood. 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 RitzCarlton Beach Resort. Mally Khorasantchi and Jane Borders are co-chairs. For more information, call 254-8242 or visit collierarts.com. Email details about your charity gala or fundraising soiree to Cindy Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org. A Night of Motown Magic takes place Saturday, Jan. 9, at Vineyards Country Club to benefit Jewish Family & Community Services.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC28 WEEK OF DEC. 31, 2015 JAN.6, 2016 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! THE DISH The Dish: Duck Buns The Price: $9.95 The Place: Araya Sushi Asian Grill The Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon to 10 p.m. Sunday The Full Menu: arayanaples.com The Details: You know what you need after a holiday spent with in-laws traipsing in and out of your house? Your mother. I had that woman on the phone within minutes of the last guest leaving the house to wrangle her for some Asian food, so I could vent and reconnect with one of my people. Out of sheer curiosity, we decided duck buns would be a good starter to for our sushi lunch. Out came two very pretty steamed buns stuffed with savory roasted duck, cucumbers, scallions and hoisin sauce, both artfully displayed in a bamboo steamer. I quickly forgot that I had to eat this for science meaning this column and dug in before I practically grabbed my moms bun out of her hand for a photo (sorry, Mom). It was so good I had to scan the menu to see if Araya offered it as an entre. Alas, I was distracted by the sushi selections. One more thing: Curious about bubble tea? The Taiwanese concoction of sweetened condensed milk, tea and chewy tapioca comes in mango, green tea and taro flavors. Lindsey Nesmith email@example.com THANK GOD for INDIE MONDAYSTGIM01.04.2016 CELEBRITY JUDGES/TALENTT.G.I.M. at SBDAC with celebrity judges filmmaker Jordan Axelrod, Dillon Dallidonis, Melissa Cofta, host Eric Raddatz and co-host Melissa DeHaven. #beINSPIRED Go somewhere you can be inspired this year! TGIM plays indie films the first Monday of every month in SWFL. www.fortmyersfilmfestival.com #FIRSTMONDAY every month 09.07.15 10.05.15 11.02.15 12.07.15 01.04.16 02.01.16Join us EVERY FIRST MONDAY of the month through season at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center with the award-winning Fort Myers Film Festival, host Eric Raddatz & Melissa DeHaven for fresh indie movies in consideration for next years festival to be held April 7-10, 2016. Drinks flow at 6:30 p.m.Show tapes at 7 p.m. @2301 First St., Fort Myers, FL. Podcast taped at Twisted Vine following every TGIM.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DEC. 31, 2015 JAN. 6, 2016 C29 In the Home Depot Plaza, on Bonita Beach Road11920 Saradrienne Lane | Bonita Springs, Florida 34135239.263.6979artichokeandcompany.com join us>Every Sunday< Delicious Breakfast & Omelet BarEnjoy items such as Homemade Quiche, Waf es, Poached Salmon, Homemade Fresh Breads and Pastries and much more!SERVING FROM 7:30AM UNTIL 12:30PM $14.95 per person >Sunday
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 31, 2015 JANUARY 6, 2016 naplesfujiyama.com239.261.43322555 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34103 from 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 Now Open For Lunch11am to 3pmLUNCH MENU ITEMS: Prime Sirloin Burger Swiss and Mushroom Burger Pizza Burger Fish/Chicken Tacos Grouper Sandwich Lobster Ravioli Pork Chop Milanese Soups, Salads and more! PAST REPASTSHere are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews: Benja Thai, 6438 Naples Blvd., Naples; 591-1122 From the creators of Thai Udon Cafe comes a second little charmer, this one tucked between CenturyLink and ChickFil-A near the Hollywood 20 movie theaters. Like its older sibling, Benja offers well-executed Japanese and Thai dishes, but it also has a spacious sushi bar. From the sushi menu, a standout was the blue crab roll made with authentic flaky crab, spicy mayo, tempura flake, cucumber and tobiko. The yellow dragon roll (crunchy tempura shrimp, asparagus and avocado topped with raw salmon) was also first-rate. Skip the hamachikama (grilled yellowtail cheek), which had an overly strong taste, and try the curry-laced crab Rangoon instead. The chicken volcano could have used a more vibrant sauce, but the pumpkin curry with shrimp was zesty and full of calabaza and shellfish. Service was attentive throughout the meal. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed June 2014 DeRomos Gourmet Market & Restaurant, The Promenade at Bonita Bay, 26811 South Bay Drive, Bonita Springs; 325-3583 A combination of fresh food market and 250-seat restaurant makes DeRomos it a prime destination for foodies and Italo-philes. Start with a taste of Nonnas Beefy Meatballs, which strike a delicate balance between dense and light and are tucked into a luscious pool of Sunday gravy with dollops of remarkably creamy ricotta (made on the premises). The house-made pastas are a must-have. Our intensely flavored Cavatelli DeRomo consisted of tender rolled tubes of pasta tossed with sauted broccoli rabe, sweet Italian sausage made in-house and chewy sundried tomatoes. This dish had a real wow factor. The Vitello Schantinella took a similar approach, combining three proteins (tender veal medallions, sliced thickly, browned lightly, yet still pink and juicy within; jumbo shrimp; and plump sea scallops so perfectly done theyre barely cooked-through) tied together with a basil-scented golden sherry cream sauce. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed December 2014 HobNob Kitchen & Bar, 720 Fifth Ave., Naples; 580-0070 Well-known restaurateur Michael Hernandez (Aqua, Bistro 821, Bistro 41 and Zoes, among others) and Executive Chef Tony Biagetti (formerly of Handsome Harrys) have created a spot that appeals to all of the senses and offers a casual setting yet takes no shortcuts with food, drink or service. From the list of creative cocktails, I loved the Watermelon Fresca (organic cucumber vodka, watermelon juice, cucumber and mint). The by-the-glass wine list has some great choices. An octopus and white bean appetizer was a superb blend of flavors and textures. Grilled artichoke hearts were tender and delicate, served with a lemon aioli. While the Snapper in Crazy Water sounded more exotic than it turned out to be (the sauce made of coconut water, tomatoes and basil), it was nonetheless tasty. The rotisserie chicken was perfectly cooked, served with mushrooms, fingerling potatoes and onions. For dessert: Bonaffee pudding, a toffee pudding with bananas. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed February 2014 Incas Kitchen, Pavilion Shopping Center, 8955 U.S. 41, Naples; 631-5954 The Peruvian food conjured up by chef/owner Rafael Rottiers is so good no one minded traveling to Golden Gate for it, but now hes opened a stylish Naples establishment as well. The second Incas has an ambience similar to the original, with warm earth tones and Peruvian art. And the food is equally stellar. A Piscojito (made with Peruvian pisco liquor) goes well with any of the 11 varieties of ceviche and seven types of tiradito (a Peruvian style sashimi). The Mar y Tierra was a luscious blend of octopus, shrimp, aji limon (a Peruvian pepper), spices, tiger milk, crab, potato and corn. Sushi rolls one with tuna pepper and sesame oil, the other built around barbecued tenderloin were delicious, too. Mancora sea bass with quinoa, scallops, mussels and clams tasted as good as it looked. A 10-ounce tenderloin with spicy red sauce and tri-colored potatoes will satisfy any carnivore. And dont skip dessert order whatever sweet features the caramel-flavored lucama fruit. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed December 2014 Ridgway Bar & Grill, Third Street South and 13th Avenue South, Naples; 262-5500 Chef/owner Tony Ridgway has been offering great food and service in stylish setting for 37 years at a variety of topnotch restaurants. Ridgway Bar & Grill combines some of the best features of all that came before (Truffles, Chefs Garden and Villa Pescatore, among them). The wine list is exemplary, and all of the baked goods are made in house. A goat-cheese tart with ratatouille was superb and big enough to share. Mussels arrived in a hot cast-iron skillet and were perfectly done in a flavorful broth. Whether you want chicken potpie or pan-roasted Florida shrimp with a sweet corn grit cake, Scottish salmon filet with braised lentil and leeks, a simple steak or a vegetable plate selected from 13 options, it is all available. And dont skip dessert. The Truffles carrot cake is always a good bet. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed November 2014 Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 31, 2015 JANUARY 6, 2016 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 Vergina, The Taste Youll Never Forget In A Place Youll Always Remember! 700 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102 Visit VerginaRestaurant.com For More InformationFOR RESERVATIONS, CALL 239.659.7008 TODAY! Thanks For Your Patronage This Past Year! We Appreciate You And Look Forward To Seeing You In 2016! karen FELDMANcuisine@floridaweekly.com CUISINE REVIEWAnother Broken Egg breaks out of the ho-hum breakfast boxThe buzz about Another Broken Egg has been good. There was excitement evident in social media circles before the chain even opened its Naples location in August. I didnt rush to try it. Having witnessed the anticipation that other chains new to the area have evoked, only to be terribly disappointed when I tried the places, I was dubious. Then I took a look at the online menu and realized this could be something entirely different. Sure, traditionalists can order their two eggs with country potatoes and sausage. But the sausage patties will be house made. Or you can substitute Andouille sausage. For those who wish to venture further afield, there are selections such as the Crabcakes Cavallo, jumbo crab cakes topped with poached eggs and Andouille-infused Hollandaise, diced red peppers and green onions; or the Black Bean Benedict, featuring black bean cakes, grilled tomatoes, poached eggs, chipotle Hollandaise and fresh cilantro. Omelette options include lobster and Brie; roasted red peppers, portabello mushrooms and caramelized onions with feta, shaved Parmesan and fresh basil; or sausage, bacon, sauted onions and mushrooms with cheddar Jack. A feature I particularly like is the appetizer section of the menu, allowing for a shared plate for the table before the main attractions arrive. Choose from Biscuit Beignets, Blackberry Grits, City Grits (with roasted garlic, onions, smoked Gouda, bacon, tomatoes and green onions), a monster cinnamon roll, fried green tomatoes or the Baked Brie Delight. And there are all kinds of interesting side dishes, including turkey sausage links, biscuits and gravy, rustic-cut vegetables, chipotle jicama slaw and black beans. Do you see what I mean? This isnt your typical diner breakfast. Id expected to wait for a table on the day after Christmas, but the dining room had plenty available, including the roomy booth that we chose. On our way to it, three staff members, including the manager, welcomed us. A capable hostess led us to our booth in the cheerful room painted in a fall palette of burnt orange, olive green and mustard yellow. Theres an inviting bar in the front with a couple of TVs for sports aficionados. Theres also a good-sized patio on the side of the restaurant thats dog friendly (pups receive their own water bowls while there). My hungry party of three started things off with one of the restaurants signature dishes (noted on the menu with a broken egg): the Baked Brie Delight ($10.49), a large plate with a generous slab of warmed brie accompanied by lightly sauted apples, raisins and pecans in Grand Marnier butter sauce accompanied by lots of toasted French bread. Even with three of us it was more than we could finish if we wanted to eat our entrees, but it took the edge off and was delicious, the brie creamy and soft, the apples still retaining some texture and the butter sauce adding just a hint of sweetness rather than drowning out the rest of the flavors. We also enjoyed a signature dish from the healthy section of the menu: a bowl of granola, fruit and quinoa ($10.99). The big bowl contained a generous amount of house-made honey-roasted granola, blueberry quinoa, strawberries, blueberries, bananas topped with toasted coconut, vanilla Greek yogurt and a side of coconut milk. What a terrific mix of textures and flavors. It was so delicious that it was a good thing they told you it was healthy because it seemed a decadent indulgence. From the omelettes, both the Bacquezo ($10.69) and the Hey, Lucy! ($11.49) were winners. The former contained cream cheese and bacon with chorizo, Monterey Jack and green onions in tender eggs, while the former blended avocado, chorizo, sauted onions, green chiles and Cheddar Jack (with sides of salsa and sour cream). My companion who eats no gluten was able to substitute two small gluten-free pancakes for the English muffin. The pancakes looked and tasted like the real thing, especially when she poured real maple syrup ($1.25) on them. My other companion enjoyed his crisp, hot Belgian waffle ($6.99) with the same maple syrup. A Bellini ($6.99) with peach puree and sparkling wine, and mimosas ($6.99) with orange juice and sparkling wine were festive accompaniments to an excellent and hearty meal. Another Broken Egg is not a one-trick pony, either. It appears to handle lunch with the same aplomb with which it serves breakfast. Consider a kale and salmon salad; a turkey, brie and pesto sandwich; a fried green tomato BLT; one of several burgers; or brunch selections that look as appealing as the breakfast offerings. Service was excellent, from the friendly greetings we received as we arrived right through to the end of our meal. The staff is well trained and eager to please. To sum it up, Another Cracked Egg is everything it was cracked up to be. Well be back to sample more of the imaginative offerings. Another Broken Egg Caf670 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 300-0696 Ratings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: >> Hours: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily >> Reservations: No, but the No Wait app allows patrons to place their names on the waiting list as they drive to their destination. >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $3.29-$10.49; entrees, breakfast $3.49-$15.99; lunch, $8.99-$11.99 >> Beverages: Beer and wine served. >> Seating: Booths, tables and counter seating indoors; tables on dog-friendly patio >> Specialties of the house: Breakfast and lunch >> Volume: Low to moderate >> Parking: Free lot >> Website: anotherbrokenegg.com Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYBaked Brie Delight is a breakfast or lunch appetizer thats ideal for sharing. Those who like to eat a healthy breakfast will revel in the flavors of the granola, fruit and quinoa bowl.
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YOUR GUIDE TO NEW HOME COMMUNITIES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA Fifteen 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 amarone-hued wood tones in the Isabella Two-Story. 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 maintenance-free living in Mediterras remaining villa neighborhoods. Designed for a stay-and-play, 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 three-bedroom 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. SPONSORED CONTENTDECEMBER 31, 2015-JANUARY 6, 2016 The Delfina features an indoor-outdoor connection with multiple views of the pool and lake from the dining and living room. The two-story Capriano is located in the Lucarno neighborhood at Mediterra. The Capriano features rustic wood floors and beamed ceilings balanced by a vibrant palette of bright blues, greens and yellows. London Bay Homes expands buy now opportunities with 15 new model homes in Mediterra
Seaglass at Bonita Bay sales over $70 MillionWith the completion of the Bonita Bay Clubs new Lifestyle Center that includes a nearly 20,000 square feet world-class Fitness Center and Fitness Caf, and a 9,000 square feet spa and salon, sales activity at the 26-floor, 120-unit Seaglass high-rise tower to be built by The Ronto Group continues to surge with binding contracts and pending transactions processed now totaling more than $70 million. The three-story, approximately 60,000 square feet Lifestyle Center is in the Promenade complex adjacent to the Bonita Bay community. The Lifestyle Center contributed to Bonita Bay being recognized as one of the ten healthiest clubs in America by Prevo Health Solutions. The prestigious Americas Healthiest Clubs award is conveyed only to private clubs focused on the cultivation of a healthy environment and lifestyle for its members and staff. The Bonita Bay Club has also announced plans for enhancements to its 18-court tennis facility and the construction of a resort-style pool complex. Lifestyle and amenities are prime considerations for luxury homebuyers in Southwest Florida, said Rontos Director of Marketing Kathy Miller. With the Lifestyle Center, Bonita Bay has set a new standard for amenities within a gated golf course community. Residents enjoy an active, health oriented lifestyle that holds tremendous appeal. In addition to the Lifestyle Center, Seaglass residents will enjoy Bonita Bays twelve mile network of on-property biking and hiking paths that weave through the communitys lush tropical setting. A kayaking and canoeing lodge offers additional recreational possibilities. For those who prefer the beach, bus transportation is provided to a private beach park for Bonita Bay residents only that includes picnic pavilions, grills, beach chairs, and umbrellas just minutes away on Little Hickory Island. Bonita Bay also features an onsite marina offering a relaxing dining and lounge experience. The full-service Bonita Bay Marina is located on the Imperial River at the south end of Estero Bay and provides direct access to the Gulf of Mexico. Wet slips and dry boat storage are available, as well as on-site fueling and light mechanical services. Three Arthur Hills designed courses wind their way through the 2,400 acre Bonita Bay community and gracefully complement the surrounding pristine natural setting that must be seen to be fully appreciated. Two additional courses designed by esteemed golf course architect Tom Fazio are located at the nearby Bonita Bay Club Naples. Both of the Fazio courses offer a pure golf experience and are set against a stunning natural tableau with no residential development. A clubhouse renovation included converting the golf shop into a 4,700-square foot open-air bar and grille. The location provides spectacular views to the west, the golf courses, and Bonita Bays natural environment. The new 55th Hole lounge has glass walls that slide away and an outdoor area with wraparound terraces where a 14-foot log fire pit serves as a focal point. The lounge has a 127-inch media wall with 18 LED panels. Eight 60-inch television screens are incorporated into a square, ceiling-mounted wooden structure suspended over the center bar. The media wall can function as one screen or as four. A new 30,000-square foot Golf Super Center is linked to the clubhouse by a golf cart staging area, wooden arbors, and landscaping. Rocking chairs on the new buildings terrace overlook the driving range. Underground storage accommodates 249 carts and 2,900 golf bags are organized inside. In addition to the amenities available through Bonita Bay and the Bonita Bay Club, the Seaglass towers second floor will connect to an amenity complex previously designed by architect Santiesteban & Associates. Amenities in place include a theater, guest suites, card and club rooms, a fitness facility featuring mens and womens spas with steam and massage rooms, a resort-style pool and spa, and a screened cabana with a bar and grill. Situated nearly 250 feet from its closest neighboring building, Seaglass will feature fully-completed, ready for occupancy residences with designer-selected premium finishes, including flooring, paint, and trim. The space sequences and components found in the kitchens and master baths of the residences will reflect the contemporary flair found in the architectural style of the building. Each residence will come with two protected access under-building parking spaces. Private enclosed two-car garages will be available. Three luxurious tower residence great room floor plans at Seaglass range from 2,889 to 3,421 square feet under air and are priced from just over $1 million. The spacious tower residences will include dual private elevator grand foyers, large island kitchens, three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, or three bedrooms plus a den or fourth bedroom and three-and-a-half baths, walk-in closets in the owners suite, and sliders opening to multiple outdoor spaces that include a gas grill. Ten-foot ceiling heights are included per plan. The spectacular penthouse residences at Seaglass are priced from $2.5 million and offer approximately 4,600 square feet of air conditioned space with a dual private elevator grand foyer, a large great room, spacious gourmet kitchen, three bedrooms plus a den or fourth bedroom and three-and-a-half baths, or four bedrooms plus a den and four-and-a-half baths. Ceiling heights of 10-feet eight-inches or 11-feet fourinches are included per plan. Several of the penthouse residences feature especially inviting expanded outdoor spaces with exceptionally large terraces, including two private rooftop terraces that will be enjoyed by the residents of the penthouses on the buildings uppermost floor. For information, visit the Seaglass Sales Center from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m. Visit Seaglass online at www.seaglassatbonitabay.com. Above: Bonita Bay offers an unrivaled golf experience with three on-property and two off-site championship golf courses. The 26-floor, 120-unit Seaglass at Bonita Bay luxury high-rise tower to be built by The Ronto Group within the Bonita Bay community will feature fully completed, ready for occupancy residences with designer-selected premium quality finishes. Right: With the completion of the Bonita Bay Clubs new Lifestyle Center that includes a world-class fitness center, spa, and salon, Bonita Bay offers one of the healthiest lifestyles in Southwest Florida. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYD2 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF DECEMBER 31, 2015 JANUARY 6, 2016
You have golf friends. And beach friends. AND A CLUB FOR BOTH. 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 just minutes away from the internationally acclaimed Club at Mediterra, where 36 holes of Tom Fazio-designed golf complement an array of luxurious details. Is it any wonder that Mediterra has been named Community of the Year in Naples 9 times and counting? But the opportunities to own are running short. Visit us at the Mediterra sales center, open daily, or call to schedule a private showing.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
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 BringYourHighestExpectations LIVINGSTON ROADPINE RIDGE ROAD EXIT 107WHIPPORWILL LANE N www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYD4 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF DECEMBER 31, 2015 JANUARY 6, 2016
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The Landings at Bears Paw: the best of both worldsDesigned to embrace the uniqueness of this setting, a total of 23 single-family homes will be built, some along the Gordon River, others fronting the Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course adjacent to a protected preserve area. An unmatched standard of excellence will be reflected in these distinctive British West Indies styled homes. Four fabulous floor plans ranging in size from approximately 2,600 to 3,600 square feet under air, with 3,600 to 4,950 total square feet, will be available in either a single-story or two-story plan. Enjoy gracious living on either one or two levels. One-level plans offer 3 bedrooms or 3 bedrooms plus study/4th bedroom and 2.5 baths. Soaring ceilings highlight the two-story plans featuring 3 or 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Each of the homes will have a private boat dock with access to the Gulf of Mexico. Homes on the Gordon River will have a dock outside their back door; while homes on the golf course will have access to private docks built at the tip of the property. Golfing is a way of life at The Landings at Bears Paw, which includes a special membership to Bears Paw Country Club. This membership provides access to the clubhouse, tennis facilities, fitness facilities, and limited golf. Full golf memberships are available, at an exclusive rate to Landings residents. Additional information available by calling Dennis Creadon, Broker,Realtor with The Re/Max Collection at 239-307-8498. Rendering of Antigua Models front elevation. Dennis J. CreadonBroker, REALTOR239.firstname.lastname@example.orgNEW WATERFRONT & GOLF HOMESstarting from $1.4M Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.com Download our FREE Apps for tablets and SmartphonesAvailable on the iTunesTM and Google PlayTM App Stores. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYD6 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF DECEMBER 31, 2015 JANUARY 6, 2016
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.
COASTAL CONTEMPORARY TOWER & PENTHOUSE RESIDENCES FROM JUST OVER $1MUnrivaled tower amenities complemented by Bonita Bays world-class recreation, sport, social and membership opportunities.SEAGLASSATBONITABAY.COM26951 Country Club Drive | Bonita Springs | 239.301.4940 ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS MAKE REFERENCE TO THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN AND THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE.Community features, amenities and pricing are approximate and subject to change without notice. The information and materials displayed on materials provided to you are solely intended to provide general information about proposed plans of WSR-Bonita Bay, LLC. These proposed plans are conceptual in nature and are subject to change or cancellation (in whole or in part) at any time without notice. Land uses, public and private facilities, improvements, and plans described or depicted on any materials are conceptual only, subject to government approvals and market factors, and subject to change without notice. Nothing in these materials obligates WSR-Bonita Bay, LLC, or any other entity to build any facilities or improvements, and there is no guarantee that any illustrated or described proposed future development will be implemented. Neither the information and materials provided to you, nor any communication made or given in connection with and of the foregoing may be deemed to constitute any representation or warranty or may otherwise be relied upon by any person or entity for any reason whatsoever. Equal Housing Opportunity. It changes everything. LIKE NOWHERE ELSE.THIS TOWER. THIS COMMUNITY. 60,000 SQ. FT. LIFESTYLE CENTER NOW OPEN!
1 1 23845 Fort Charles Drive Peter Reppucci 239.595.6500 Web ID 214060903 $16,450,000 1351 Spyglass Lane Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID SCHI121715IHE $11,900,000 3200 Gordon Drive Lisa Tashjian 239.259.7024 Web ID 215032365 $6,500,000 4223 Gordon Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 215001052 $14,500,000 2587 Half Moon Walk Paul Gray 239.273.0403 Web ID 215041828 $4,295,0001 2 3 4 5 3 4 5 PORT ROYAL THE MOORINGS // COQUINA SANDS PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM PREMIER SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY 4 3 5841 Wedge Drive Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 215071576 $3,395,000 1851 Crayton Road Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 215062992 $5,950,000 Naples Continental #711 Patrick/Phyllis O'Donnell 239.250.3360 Web ID 215033655 $859,900 2505 Crayton Road Nicola Gentil 239.289.7737 Web ID 215063010 $1,290,000 Harborside West #406 Angela R. Allen 239.825.8494 Web ID 215062651 $535,0001 2 3 4 5561 Palm Circle East Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 215062101 $2,900,000 656 16th Avenue South Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 215033391 $3,495,000 640 17th Avenue South Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 215059657 $3,295,000 336 1st Avenue North Peter Reppucci 239.595.6500 Web ID NAPL110515IHE $4,695,000 Olde Naples Seaport BS #8 Daniel Pregont 239.272.8020 Web ID 214022971 $599,0001 2 3 4 5 1 3 4 5 2 2 OLD NAPLES // AQUALANE SHORES ROYAL HARBOR
139 Seabreeze Avenue Clint Parsons 239.273.1474 Web ID 215071039 $2,950,000 665 Fountainhead Way Ira Guzzardo 917.574.3297 Web ID 215032675 $4,100,000 4215 Crayton Road Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID GEIG092515IHE $6,150,000 4745 Whispering Pine Way Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID SCHE111915IHE $3,350,000 716 Pine Creek Lane Pat Duggan/Rhonda Dowdy 239.213.7445 Web ID 215058219 $1,449,000 Windsor PH 16 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 215060396 $11,000,000 107 Trinidad Street Cynthia Corogin 239.393.6747 Web ID 215052402 $899,000 Park Shore Tower #6B Laurie Zanelli 239.675.9777 Web ID 215029946 $2,595,000 St. Nicole #304 Laurie Zanelli 239.675.9777 Web ID 215056665 $848,900 Mansion La Palma #103 Leah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 Web ID 215005497 $989,000 1065 Diana Avenue Beth McNichols 239.821.3304 Web ID 215070113 $675,000 Regent #4N Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.216.1973 Web ID 213024984 $9,750,000 Surfsedge #1202 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID KING111915IHE $795,000 700 Old Trail Drive Vanya/Dimo Demirev 239.565.0550 Web ID 215051045 $1,540,000 Brittany #V18 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 215012861 $2,495,000 7910 Cocobay Drive Linda Piatt 239.269.2322 Web ID 215062913 $2,195,000 Crescent #D11 Beth McNichols 239.821.3304 Web ID 215066658 $1,149,000 Marbella PH 2204 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 215066892 $3,695,000 Dorchester #604 Cynthia Rosa 239.287.6015 Web ID 215033289 $810,000 Dorchester #404 Cynthia Rosa 239.287.6015 Web ID 215035573 $535,000 San Marino #103D Jane Darling 239.290.3112 Web ID 215057970 $895,000 Toscana #204 Leah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 Web ID 213025019 $1,395,000 8631 Blue Flag Way Patrick O'Connor 239.293.9411 Web ID 215063712 $3,295,000 9018 Terranova Drive Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.216.1973 Web ID 215051470 $1,810,000 Clermont #H-103 Ed Cox/Je Cox 239.860.8806 Web ID 215017707 $475,000 9751 Bentgrass Bend Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 214060998 $6,495,000 Seville #1522 Roya Nouhi 239.290.9111 Web ID 215057949 $629,000 5139 Sand Dollar Lane Kelly Salemme 239.877.1645 Web ID 215062736 $3,390,000 Lesina #801 Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 Web ID 215009502 $899,000 La Peninsula #305 Vince Colace 239.260.3333 Web ID 215057792 $669,700 6737 Bent Grass Drive Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 215043403 $524,000 4940 Rustic Oaks Circle Blake Owen 239.273.3117 Web ID 215033272 $940,000 Lesina #1203 Michael/Maureen Joyce 239.285.6275 Web ID 214070599 $628,000 PARK SHORE PELICAN BAY BAY COLONY PELICAN MARSH PREMIER SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM Reserve I #202 Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 Web ID 215014034 $500,000 2751 Buckthorn Way Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 Web ID 215030207 $1,999,000 1395 Great Egret Trail Jamie Dockweiler 239.216.3753 Web ID 215014781 $6,380,000 The Strada #5512 Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 $969,000 9171 Mercato Way Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 Web ID 215039308 $1,970,000 NAPLES & SURROUNDS
139 Seabreeze Avenue Clint Parsons 239.273.1474 Web ID 215071039 $2,950,000 Vanderbilt Surf Colony #1003 Pamela Hershberger 239.784.7534 Web ID 215065522 $530,000 PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM 2935 Florentine Court Lynn Applebaum 239.776.5055 Web ID APPL110315IHE $1,520,000 The Strada #7208 Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 Web ID 215071597 $649,900 2824 Silverleaf Lane Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 Web ID 215056837 $4,695,000 1265 Barrigona Court Barb Bardsley 239.784.6924 Web ID 215062911 $459,900 9277 Mercato Way Mary Kavanagh 616.957.4428 Web ID 215009331 $1,400,000 14647 Indigo Lakes Circle Helen Baker 239.580.9522 Web ID 215062993 $429,900 Trophy Club #1203 Mark Maran 239.777.3301 Web ID 215051993 $449,000 Residences #802 Suzanne Ring 239.821.7550 Web ID 215059900 $1,399,000 Beachmoor #701 Amy Becker/Leah Ritchey 239.272.3229 Web ID 215059789 $1,750,000 PREMIER SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY 1268 Osprey Trail Sam Heitman 239.537.2018 Web ID 215025838 $6,495,000 1618 Chinaberry Way Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 Web ID 215061615 $2,750,000 197 Tahiti Circle Krystal Bernhardt 239.529.8994 Web ID 215062864 $359,900 2225 13th Street North Ann Marie Shimer 239.825.9020 Web ID 215063514 $474,900 Reserve I #202 Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 Web ID 215014034 $500,000 2956 Bellower Lane Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 Web ID 214062926 $7,799,000 2751 Buckthorn Way Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 Web ID 215030207 $1,999,000 1395 Great Egret Trail Jamie Dockweiler 239.216.3753 Web ID 215014781 $6,380,000 1315 Noble Heron Way Sam Heitman 239.537.2018 Web ID 215025837 $2,618,000 1215 Gordon River Trail Daniel Guenther 239.357.8121 Web ID 215036906 $1,995,000 2915 Indigobush Way Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 Web ID 215066869 $4,499,000 L'Ermitage #B-19 Jutta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 239.659.5113 Web ID 215025323 $1,095,000 2576 Escada Drive Julie Rembos 239.595.1809 Web ID 215043487 $4,500,000 Marquesa Royale #7-201 Diane Solomon 301.343.5585 Web ID 215061131 $1,368,000 3964 Upolo Lane Helen Baker 239.580.9522 Web ID 215062741 $529,000 3035 Mona Lisa Boulevard Sandra McCarthy-Meeks 239.287.7921 Web ID 215026302 $1,530,000 The Strada #5512 Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 $969,000 9171 Mercato Way Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 Web ID 215039308 $1,970,000 GREY OAKS NORTH NAPLES VANDERBILT BEACH
1281 Mimosa Court Cynthia Corogin 239.393.6747 Web ID 215066518 $1,700,000 Cherry Oaks #201 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 215070233 $548,900 1287 6th Avenue Vince Colace 239.260.3333 Web ID 215046438 $629,700 8980 Cherry Oaks Trail Karena DeWitt 931.205.2800 Web ID 214061808 $495,000 1470 Caxambas Court Helga Wetzold 239.821.6905 Web ID 214062838 $3,195,000 520 Century Drive Brock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 Web ID 215048879 $899,000 900 Whiskey Creek Drive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID GRIL082015IHE $2,650,000 1180 Blue Hill Creek Drive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 215007854 $1,395,000 580 South Bareld Drive Paul Strong 239.404.3280 Web ID 215006843 $2,950,000 1215 6th Avenue Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 215059324 $589,000 Boat Club #403 Sue Shaughnessy 239.248.1138 Web ID 215024390 $625,000 305 Henderson Court Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 215055001 $1,690,000 Sea Winds #906 Helga Wetzold 239.821.6905 Web ID 215047628 $759,000 781 Caxambas Drive Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 Web ID 214064647 $2,150,000 South Seas #805 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 214064020 $459,000 911 Ruby Court Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 215057731 $429,000 Pier 81 Condominium PH 2 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 215018026 $1,595,000 South Seas #M3 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 215021857 $399,000 South Seas #A701 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 215057604 $399,000 1978 San Marco Road Paul Strong 239.404.3280 Web ID 214070387 $399,000 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 Serena #202 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 214063983 $499,000 Montreux #201 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 213510132 $435,000 7646 Mulberry Lane ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 215013535 $929,000 Marengo #201 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 213501789 $485,000 8552 Pepper Tree Way ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 214061737 $425,000 4541 Cardinal Cove Lane Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 214066734 $399,000 3776 Cotton Green Path Drive Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 215062214 $379,900 Cherry Oaks #202 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 215058103 $430,000 Callista #6-201 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 215035673 $399,000 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. 18,700 ASSOCIATES | 828 OFFICES WORLDWIDE 61 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES GLOBALLY | 35 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
WEE E K L VING ALL OF SOUTH W Y! .230 7 7. 6.651.86 O D A ER AORIDT FL WES 004pm hphotos! n ey OpSundaVisit .c21sunbelt w w w w. en Hous m to view t .co m W *UNLESS OTHER s e O pw L open h ALL W ISE NOTED n 14 e ph ouses with VISIT .C21SUNBE WWW W. .COM T T. EL TO VIEW ALL A AILABLELI V VA A ISTINGS! VISIT .COM T T. .C21SUNBEL WWW W. TO VIEW ALL AILABLE LI V VA A Preserve At Corkscrew, Single FamilyThis 3 bedroom plus den with 2.5 bathroom property offers 2377 sq.ft. of living space.$599,0001-866-657-2300 800BS043415. ESTERO Gulf Access-Spectacular Views of Intersecting CanalsMinutes to Cape Harbour! 3 bedrooms plus a den, tile roof, heated pool and spa! Over 2,300 sq ft!$559,0001-866-657-2300 800CC064212. CAPE CORAL Fully Furnished Gulf Access HomeEnjoy gorgeous views on wide canal & short boat ride to river. 3/2 home w/screened lanai, heated pool, & more! A must see!$539,0001-866-657-2300 800CC043817. CAPE CORAL Exquisite 2800 sq. ft. Western Exposure HomeA boaters dream home. Open concept home that is located on a wide basin. Many rooms that face the water. Assessments pd.$499,5001-866-657-2300 800CC057684. CAPE CORAL Brand New Gulf Access Pool Home!Beautiful open floor plan! 2245 sq. ft. under air. 3 bed/2 bath/3-car garage. Lots of upgrades! Ready to move in early 2016!$475,0001-866-657-2300 800CC070812. CAPE CORAL Pristine Avalon Preserve HomeSituated on an upgraded preserve lot, this home enjoys privacy for the heated pool with spa. The 4 bedroom, 3 bath.$469,9001-866-657-2300 800CC071235. FORT MYERS Breathtaking, 4 Bed, 2 Bath Gulf Access PoolBreathtaking, 4 bedroom, 2 bath gulf access pool home. Doors into this magnificent open floor plan.$467,0001-866-657-2300 800CC069819. CAPE CORAL Move In Ready Pool HomeEnjoy fabulous Florida living with lakes and golf course views and beautiful sunsets in this pool home.$459,0001-866-657-2300 800BS051042. BONITA SPRINGS Ft.Myers Beach-Direct Beach Accessfor this 2 bed/2 bath condo! Location! Location! Location! 1100 sq. ft. with a beachfront view like no other.$450,0001-866-657-2300 800FM051865. FORT MYERS BEACH Gulf Access Pool Home3/3/3 custom built pool home on triple lot. Southern rear exposure to enjoy the sunsets.$449,9501-866-657-2300 800CC038254. CAPE CORAL Gulf Access Pool-Sweeping Wide Canal ViewsYou will love the palm tree-lined street of this gorgeous neighborhood. Open concept kitchen & family area. 3/2/3 .$449,9001-866-657-2300 800CC029452. CAPE CORAL 4 Bedroom 3 Bath 3 Car Garage2500 sq. ft. gulf access home on a triple lot near Pine Island quick access to Cape Harbor.$449,9001-866-657-2300 800CC033952. CAPE CORAL Gulf Access Pool HomeCustom built home. Gulf access. 3 lot site. Three car garage with paver driveway & walkway. Screened lanai with pool.$449,5001-866-657-2300 800CC069973. CAPE CORAL Key West Style Stilt HomeSecluded old Florida Key West Style stilt home. lush tropical 2.5 acres with pond & dock. Main house 3 bedrooms, 2 bath.$419,0001-866-657-2300 800PI017534. ST. JAMES CITY Just Pack a Bag!Beautiful golf course view home at the wonderful Legends Country Club. Social membership included.$409,0001-866-657-2300 800CC060749. FORT MYERS Lovely Family Needs To SellExcellent condition 3/2 in Reflection Lakes community in Naples, FL. All rooms feature crown molding and much more!$399,9001-866-657-2300 800NA039672. NAPLES 3 Bed, 3 Bath Pool-Gated Verandah CommunityLarge master area, open floor plan, garage and lanai extended, many upgrades, overlooking lake.$385,0001-866-657-2300 800BS066627. FORT MYERS St. James CityLarge 2500 sq. ft. condo living area with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico. Seawall, dock and boat lift.$379,5001-866-657-2300 800PI058650. ST. JAMES CITY Unique 4/5 Bedroom with Courtyard PoolCourtyard enclosed pool home. Great neighborhood off McGregor on river side. Lots of privacy with over 5600 total area.$373,0001-866-657-2300 800FM061435. FORT MYERS Spectacular Pool Home In SandovalLarge bedrooms w/walk-in closets. Storage galore. Gorgeous landscaping. Holidays are coming & this home is ready for you!$354,9001-866-657-2300 800BS062089. CAPE CORALDECEMBER 30TH 2015
-2300 7 6-65 Call 86 ISTINGS! VISIT .COM T T. .C21SUNBEL WWW W. TO VIEW ALL AILABLE LI V VA A Beautiful ViewThis home has been completely renovated too many upgrades to list them all, must see to appreciate, call to see today!$349,9001-866-657-2300 800CC059649. CAPE CORAL Gated Island AcresBeautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath pool home in exclusive gate community, formal dining, living and family rooms, private lake .$349,0001-866-657-2300 800PI044190. ST. JAMES CITY 3,013 Of Living Area in SW Cape!Huge 2 story house, fully remodeled, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, Pool home. very nice, huge master suite, tons of closet space.$339,9001-866-657-2300 800CC041195. CAPE CORAL Single Family-in Fountain Lakes at Seashore CircleGreat single family home in Fountain Lakes, including a great pool and in close proximity to everything.$339,0001-866-657-2300 800FM017453. FORT MYERS Charming Waterfront Matlacha CottageLocated on one of the most desirable streets off Island Avenue. This beautiful move in ready, 2 bedroom, 2 bath home.$319,9001-866-657-2300 800CC066823. MATLACHA Charming Big Home in Lehigh AcresCome see this extraordinary charming home with an open floor plan and a breathtaking panoramic view!$300,0001-866-657-2300 800FM060275. LEHIGH ACRES Beautiful Water Front HomeUse as a remodel or tear down.$300,0001-866-657-2300 800CC058735. CAPE CORAL St. James City 2.65 AcresCharming energy efficient home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, 2 car garage, spacious kitchen, zoned AG2 room for your dreams.$299,0001-866-657-2300 800PI025263. ST. JAMES CITY 3 Bed Gulf Access Condo On Bimini Basin3 bed end unit overlooking Bimini Basin. Offers outstanding views, updated kitchen, unrestricted gulf access and garage.$289,9001-866-657-2300 800CC036395. CAPE CORAL 3/2/1 Pool Home w/Sailboat Access180' of seawall, 5 mins to Charlotte Harbor. Located on a cul-de-sac. Refurbished in '04.$279,9001-866-657-2300 800CH215028. PORT CHARLOTTE Cherry EstatesPerfectly maintained home with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, home office and wide open floor plan.$279,0001-866-657-2300 800PI060162. ST. JAMES CITY Preserve View In The Heart Of The City Of Naples!Open floor plan, 15-foot ceilings, crown molding, impact windows, large/open kitchen, and (2) large owners closets.$269,9001-866-657-2300 800CC052034. NAPLES Location View -Updated open concept home in Fort Myers.$262,0001-866-657-2300 800FM061200. FORT MYERS Located in Desirable Gated CommunityGreat four bed /two bath home in desirable Silver Lakes in Gateway. Eat in kitchen, formal dining & living room.$259,5001-866-657-2300 800FM038140. FORT MYERS 4 Bedroom Pool Home near Middle SchoolBeautiful 4 bedroom, salt solar pool near school, open family/ kitchen plan.$249,0001-866-657-2300 800CC071435. CAPE CORAL 3 Bed 2 Bath CoachTurn key 3 bedroom 2 bath coach.$249,0001-866-657-2300 800FM056031. FORT MYERS Spacious Home in Port LabelleSpanish style large 3 bath 3 bath home on oversized lot in Laurel Oaks Village. Features include 2 master bedrooms.$245,0001-866-657-2300 800LE047972. PORT LABELLE Gorgeous 3/2 Pool Home-Shows Like ModelBeautiful bright open floor plan w/fireplace and picture window overlooking pool.$239,9001-866-657-2300 800CH217494. PORT CHARLOTTE 4 Bedroom Home in the Country!Half acre with a 4 bed, 2 bath home completely remodeled and ready for that large family, extra den/nursery.$239,0001-866-657-2300 800PI061045. BOKEELIA Treasure in Sought After Country Club Area!Schedule your showing to see this beautiful 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home. This home was completely renovated in 2014.$229,9001-866-657-2300 800CC064758. CAPE CORAL Pool Home 3/2/2 Fenced Yard1990 model, over 2200 sq. ft. pool, intercom & security wired. Nice residential area.$217,9001-866-657-2300 800CH218509. PORT CHARLOTTE Cape Coral HomeBuilt in 2007, and fully renovated. 4/2/2 with stainless still appliances, porcelain tile --no carpet in here.$209,9001-866-657-2300 800FM070175. CAPE CORAL Sail Harbour Townhouse3 bed/2.5 bath townhome, spacious master bed & bath, walk-in pantry, screened-in lanai, 2 car garage. Sail Harbour.$204,9001-866-657-2300 800FM069861. FORT MYERS Almost an Acre of Pure Heaven3/2/2 Pool Home on just under an acre. New tile in living areas. Large family room w fireplace.$199,0001-866-657-2300 800CH218821. PORT CHARLOTTE
T FEA AT T URED TINGS! LIS #Y CENTUR TE O A AT STMAKING COMESEARC 900 HOM LIST C21SUN #1Y 21 IN THE F FLORIDA G DREAMS E TRUE!CH OVER OME & LOT TINGS! .COM T T. NBEL UR SHOWING! CALL 866-657-2300 TO SCHEDULE YOU Legends Golf Community, Bundled Golf & SocialLegends Golf & CC in Ft. Myers is a golfers paradise! Built from '99-'05 by Lennar Homes. 18 hole Championship course.$194,9951-866-657-2300 800BS026907. FORT MYERS Best Priced Coral Lakes HomeBeautiful! 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. Double vanities, master bath corner tub & corner shower. A must see!$188,9881-866-657-2300 800CC069689. CAPE CORAL Whiskey Creek Village Green VillaIn perfect condition, 2/2 Villa, large kitchen and family room, enclosed lanai, 2 car garage, 55+ community.$187,5001-866-657-2300 800FM070265. FORT MYERS Pool Home w/Security in LAWell maintained and secured. Corner lot. Appliances, security system and newer screen enclosure. Great room design, 3/2.$180,0001-866-657-2300 800LE065041. LEHIGH ACRES Lehigh Home With Additional Buildable LotLarge half acre corner lot, 3 bedroom, 2 bath pool home within walking distance to ball fields.$179,9991-866-657-2300 800CC052861. LEHIGH ACRES Ground Floor Condo In Riverbend Golf & BoatingThis feels more like a house w/1500+ sq. ft.! There is plenty of room for family & friends 2/2!$174,9001-866-657-2300 800CC021681. NORTH FORT MYERS 2 Bed 2 Bath Villa HomeCharming 2/2 villa home w/enclosed sunroom. Conveniently located near downtown & beaches, shopping, & parks.$174,5001-866-657-2300 800NA033425. NAPLES Prestigious Turnkey CondoClean, gated, near Cape Harbor & shopping. Second floor with elevator, pool and gym. 2 Bedrooms, a den and 2 bathrooms$170,9001-866-657-2300 800CC055152. CAPE CORAL Spacious HomeThis is a spacious home on an over-sized corner lot. It offers 3 bed 2 bath & a den. There is a large backyard w/privacy fence.$165,0001-866-657-2300 800LE062155. LEHIGH ACRES Very Nice 3/2/2 in NW Cape3/2/2 in NW Cape. Open floorplan, Covered lanai. Room to build pool. Western exposure on lanai.$159,0001-866-657-2300 800CC046265. CAPE CORAL Daniels CorridorThis 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1747 sq. ft. home has a great Daniels Corridor location. So much potential you need to see it.$154,9001-866-657-2300 800FM052375. FORT MYERS Don't Miss This Opportunity!A one time deal! This 3 bed, 2 bath house plus den and carport includes tile floors, beautiful wooden cabinets and more!$149,9951-866-657-2300 800BS049646. FORT MYERS Like New 3/2/2 In The NW3/2/2 in the Northwest! Brand new stainless kitchen appliances! Tile in great room! New carpet, new paint inside & out.$149,9001-866-657-2300 800CC068970. CAPE CORAL Lovingly Maintained 3/2/2 in Central LehighLovingly maintained by original owner this 3/2 offers open floor plan, formal living, formal dining under air FL room.$139,9001-866-657-2300 800LE051147. LEHIGH ACRES 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Affordable CondoLocated between Naples & Marco Island. Awesome community with great pools and landscaping. Convenient to shop/beaches.$137,9001-866-657-2300 800NA068979. NAPLES Tranquil Setting in Lehigh 3/2Perfect location. Close to airport, shopping, interstate, spring training ball parks and just 30-40 minutes to our beach.$134,9001-866-657-2300 800LE066321. LEHIGH ACRES Gorgeous Park Home with Club MembershipAffordable, great location! One of the largest lots in the park. 2 bedroom w/Florida Room and its own air system. Wow!$132,0001-866-657-2300 800NA038911. BONITA SPRINGS 2 Bed 2 Bath 2 Car GarageWalled entry, open floor plan w/under air Sunroom that can be used for whatever you need.$129,0001-866-657-2300 800CH216960. PORT CHARLOTTE Spacious TownhomeSandalwood Estates is centrally located and close to restaurants, beaches, Rutenberg Park, schools and shopping.$124,9001-866-657-2300 800FM058435. FORT MYERS 3 Bedroom 2 Bath 1 Car GarageVery nice community with pool and recreational facility, tennis courts.$124,9001-866-657-2300 800CH219036. PORT CHARLOTTE Return on your Investment Begins ImmediatelyThis is a short sale. The income producing duplex, conveniently located on a main road between Lee Blvd & Gunnery Rd.$124,9001-866-657-2300 800LE056965. LEHIGH ACRES 2/2/2 w/Possible 3rd BedroomCeramic tile, upgraded tile, plenty of room for a pool.$119,9001-866-657-2300 800CH218410. PORT CHARLOTTE
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 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 Moore Haven Home on 1/2 AcreWell maintained home in Moore Haven w/many extras. Ready to move in. Near shopping, motorhome carport.$112,0001-866-657-2300 800LE025946. MOORE HAVEN The Perfect Investment!Location, location, location!!! Great price for a condo in the Green Tee Community adjacent to the Fort Myers Country Club.$105,0001-866-657-2300 800FM066559. FORT MYERS Well Maintained 55+ CommunityGreat location! 4/2 double wide manufactured home in Cape Sable Lakes. Large living room, full size laundry, ramp.$85,0001-866-657-2300 800NA063544. NAPLES 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 2/1 Excellent Location In Lehigh AcresThis updated 2/1 home is located on a large irregular lot plenty of room for a pool. Home has city water/sewer.$72,9001-866-657-2300 800CC069247. LEHIGH ACRES 2 Bed 2 Bath Condo near Shopping2 bed 2 bath maintenance free 4th floor Condo close to shopping and restaurants.$63,0001-866-657-2300 800FM059429. 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 Yacht Club Overlooking CaloosahatcheeTwo story riverfront home has it all! 4 large bedrooms + den, two master suites, one on ground floor, other upstairs.$1,490,0001-866-657-2300 800CC054325. CAPE CORAL Cottage Style, River Front HomeExquisite 4 bedroom home with 3598 sq. ft. of living space. Renovated. Direct, gulf access w/25,000lb lift & dock.$915,0001-866-657-2300 800CC068687. CAPE CORAL Direct Access on Preserve-Additional 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 Fantastic Waterfront Views!Great views from every room. Elevator, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances 2 boat docks & more !$850,0001-866-657-2300 800PI065239. ST. JAMES CITY 10 Acres On Caloosahatchee RiverScenic river views. Deep water protected boat dockage. For horse lovers there is a 2 stall barn with tack room.$799,0001-866-657-2300 800CC024756. FORT MYERS 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 Own Your Own Tropical ParadiseThis immaculate 2 bedroom 2.5 bath home comes with a 7500 Lb. boat lift and is a dream home for every fisherman.$699,9951-866-657-2300 800BS044296. FORT MYERS BEACH Lovely Sailboat Access-Triple Wraparound LotSailboat accessible home only 12 minutes by boat to the river with 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 3 car garage, 2,238 sq. ft.$673,5001-866-657-2300 800CC059643. 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