Primer E CE L E C T O R A L C O L L E G E Does anyone care about the Electoral College? If Trump wins the popular vote but loses the election everyone will. BY BILL CORNWELL BY BILL CORNWELLbcornwell@ oridaweekly.comHE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF 2016 IS NOT YET IN FULL SWING, but already voters are in a state of deep despair. If the opinion polls are to be believed, a majority of Americans would prefer someone other than Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton to be SEE COLLEGE, A8 SEE LIGHTHOUSE, A20 TMAP ILLUSTRATION BY SCOTT SLEEPER/ FLORIDA WEEKLY candidate needs candidate needs at least at least 270 270 to win to win total electors total electors nationwide is nationwide is 53 53 8 www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 OPINION A4 ROOTED IN NAPLES A6 CLUB NOTES A12 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A17 BUSINESS MEETINGS B5 ON THE MOVE B6 NETWORKING B6-7 REAL ESTATE B10 BOOK REVIEW C2 THEATER REVIEW C10 SOCIETY C21-23 CUISINE C24-27 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Behind the WheelCar writer Myles Kornblatt takes a Datsun 240Z on a road trip. A18 INSIDE Magic in the buffTwo Aussie magicians promise to bare all at the Mann Hall. C1 Vol. VIII, No. 38 FREE Lighthouse of Collier: Making life better for the blind and visually impaired BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.comImagine being legally blind but still able to navigate a big city like Chicago alone and enjoy a full life with family, community support and independence. Your vision is fading year by year, however, and by the time you relocate to Collier County, its almost gone. Here you are, nearly blind and left to your own devices, in a new and unfamiliar town. That was Sharone Frankowskis story until three years ago, when she discovered Lighthouse of Collier County. Social isolation is now out the window, and thanks to the classes and resources the organization provides her, Ms. Frankowski is independent enough to start thinking about Sharone Frankowski, left, and Robin Garcia set out on a hike at CREWs bird rookery swamp with Lighthouse of Collier clients, caregivers and volunteers. LUXE LIVINGFLORIDA WEEKLYTHE NAPLES LUXURY HOME REDEFINED JULY 2016 RANDALL PERRY PHOTOGRAPHY / COURTESY PHOTO N D DAL AL LP L P ERR ERR YP Y P HOT HOT OGR OGR APH APH Y/ Y / O CO C U U Designer Q&A Dynamic duo Laurie Walter and Diana Hall 2 Shopping TripPantone Colors of the Year for your home 6 Design SocietyOut and about at design events around town 8, 19 D D L L A A d S P a n o f y o u PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 PAGE 10 Cottage Life The Historic compound gets a facelift for one blended family seeking the perfect vacation retreat Keeping timeArea jewelers, retailers report watch sales are on an uptick. B1
A2 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 7200 Trail Boulevard, Naples, (239) 598-3330 | Other locations in Ft. Myers, Sarasota, Tarpon Springs and Pinellas Park | matterbrothersfurniture.com COMMENTARYBirthday partyIm having a few people over this week to celebrate. Its not everyday you turn 60, is it? You want to have a party. You want to chortle blithely in the face of mortality, flanked by your own kind. So even though theres a hollowness to your own cheer, a sort of Oh, s**t echo that only you can hear, you make merry. My guests are a little different this year theyre dead. But that hasnt stopped them from tossing in their two cents. That old highways got my relatives/ but it cant get me/ Lord, and it cant get me, Woody Guthrie sang so donchu let it get you, he seemed to suggest. Janis Joplin just smiled. You got to get it while you can, she mutter ed. And Dylan Thomas he got mad. Rage, rage against the dying of the light, he commanded. As it turns out, everybody understands. People smile at you and talk to you as if they werent looking at a cadaver. Theyve seen this happen before. They just dont think it will happen to them. Neither did you. But 60 is twice 30, after all, and 30 used to be the top of the hill. Or was that 40? I cant remember. None of it applied to me, though. I didnt turn 30 or 40, either one, until I turned 60. Now I can cross into old age. Its a way to live. You say to yourself, transitions are for milquetoasts. Go fast until you cant do anything but go slow. Of course, you have to lie to yourself to do that. Because every morning when you lift your head from the pillow and swing your legs over the side of the bed, you move a little more slowly. Youre stiff. And as time goes on, you get even stiffer. But you arent a stiff. Yet. Why not? What makes you so damn lucky that those other people who are smarter, tougher, better and bolder than you done went out of this world, and you still in it? I mentioned this to a friend of mine, Laura, in the context of the short-lived men on my fathers side I said, I hope I make it to 80 cause Ive still got a young son. She didnt miss a beat. She said, Look, Roger, 80s the new 60. Youll live until youre 100. Which is the new 80, at least in her family where the women really do live until theyre 100. Well, I dont need to take it quite that far, thank you very much. Id settle for 99. Id settle for winning the Powerball lottery, too. When I was about 10, I told my grandmother how proud I was of her for being the first one in the family who was certain to live 100 years (she still had about 25 to go, but that was nothing but a hound dog, in my opinion). I had her in that box, the centenarian box, and that settled it as far as I was concerned. I dont want to live that long, she said brightly. I wouldnt want to be 100. Ive never entirely recovered from that response from the surprise of her (what should I call it) surrender? Exhaustion? Defeat? Resignation and acceptance? But now I understand. So let me go Old Testament on you for a moment let me shout out some doubt. Who the hell invented a system in which a perfectly serviceable body and a perfectly serviceable mind begin to deteriorate almost invisibly, and then very visibly, and then completely? Who decided that flowers should wilt, anyway? It doesnt seem right. It doesnt even seem efficient. Neither does infant mortality or homicide or low-down, honky-tonk, meanassed, Dixie-whistling ignorance, either. Go figure. But somebody should have a little talking-to with the dude who did it the dude who came up with this goddamned way of doing things. Which must be exactly what my dad was thinking when he offered what Ive come to think of as his penultimate words, about 24 hours before he died of stomach cancer. It was a Dylan Thomas moment, all right. I had to get him out of his home bed suddenly, and take him to the hospital. He wasnt coming back, which I didnt know (not being 60 yet) but he probably did. So he got to his feet in pain, I put the green bathrobe over his shoulders, and he exploded. Son of a bitch, he snapped, and punched the wall. Hed been a good fighter in his youth, a middleweight, and that wall in my mothers house has been dented for 14 years now. One thing Ive noticed and maybe you have, too: With all the wonderful stuff we have in our lives, its hard to think much about mortality, or even to recognize it until it hits you on the head. Air conditioning. Shopping malls. Nice cars. Supermarkets swollen with bounty. Movies and music at the touch of a finger. An electronic world of friends where everybody has birthdays but nobody ever dies. Jane Doe, Johnny B. Good and Jiminy Cricket all have birthdays this week. Want to send them a birthday present? Facebook prompts. But it never offers the other side of that coin to its subscribers. Imagine how helpful that would be. Jack Jones and June Smith have death days this week. Want to send them flowers? You know what Mike Royko said about the internet (and by extension Facebook), dont you? No reason you should, so let me tell you: Its been my policy to view the internet not as an information highway, but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies. Did I mention? I joined Facebook recently. As soon as the specter of 60 approached, I became a babbling loony, too. I find it a lot of fun. There are lots of other babbling loonies. We have a good time together. For now. This column first ran on July 10, 2013, when Mr. Williams turned 60. He is now much, much older and wiser. roger WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com
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A4 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY PublisherShelley Hobbsshobbs@floridaweekly.comEditorCindy Piercecpierce@floridaweekly.comReporters & ColumnistsEric Bretan, Karen Feldman Jerry Greenfield, Bob Harden Dan Hudak, Myles Kornblatt Lindsey Nesmith, Drew Sterwald, Nancy Stetson, Evan Williams Roger WilliamsPhotographersPeggy Farren, Tim Gibbons Bernadette La Paglia Vandy Major, Charlie McDonald Bob Raymond, Ivan Seligman Stephen WrightCopy EditorCathy CottrillPresentation EditorEric Raddatzeraddatz@floridaweekly.comLuxe Living EditorLinda Donnellylinda.firstname.lastname@example.orgGraphic DesignersChris Andruskiewicz Hannah Arnone Alisa Bowman Amy Grau Paul Heinrich Meg Roloff Scott Sleeper Circulation ManagerCameo Hinmanchinman@floridaweekly.comCirculationDavid Anderson Paul Neumann Greg TretwoldAccount ExecutivesNicole Ryannryan@floridaweekly.comCori Higginschiggins@floridaweekly.comAdam Schonberg email@example.comSales and Marketing AssistantKatie BabkaBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis firstname.lastname@example.org Jeffrey Cull email@example.com Jim Dickerson firstname.lastname@example.org Naples Florida Weekly 9051 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 202 Naples, Florida 34108 Phone 239.325.1960 Fax: 239.325.1964 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2016 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.325.1960 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state $59.95 out-of-state OPINIONTo do what must be doneMaybe you saw the drama unfold on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. It was broadcast through social media. The cameras typically used by C-span to record the action in the chamber were turned off. Unruly lawmakers had broken House rules. Their offensive behavior was deemed far too unseemly to be given the benefit of a national audience. The lawmakers rebellion was a serious breach of conduct; it turned the protocol on its head that dictates how the House conducts its legislative business. The majority party rules and rules absolutely. The speaker of the House (appointed by the majority) decides the order of business and runs the show. There are no intertribal powwows to r each mutual consent on the House agenda. It is not uncommon for there to be unhappiness on that point, but minority dissenters typically follow the road they are given. They observe the rules and live to fight another day. This time, it did not happen that way. The Democratic minority rebelled. The lawmakers protested with a sit-in. Though astonished by their behavior, the speaker remained unmoved. He refused to re-adjust the order of business or offer an olive branch. The House session was adjourned; the lights turned off; and the legislative chamber emptied. The ruling majority left the building. The doors closed behind them, leaving a small but determined group of Democratic lawmakers sitting-in on the House floor. The halls buzzed with the conversations of the Republicans as they exited the building. Let the offending scoundrels stew in their own juices! They can air their grievances amongst themselves! What an outlandish and juvenile outburst! And so undisciplined! Why, it is as if the Democrats think they are in the British Parliament, for Gods sake. It is a well-known fact the Brits shout their business to each other across the aisle. We, the Republican majority, dont do such things. The revolt by the Democratic minority had begun inauspiciously. The speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, gaveled the House into order to get done with a procedural vote. The exact nature of that agenda item has since fallen into obscurity, soon eclipsed by the provocation it inspired. Perhaps it was yet another vote to kill the Affordable Care Act. Whatever it was, it had absolutely nothing to do with gun control or gun violence, despite the latest mass shooting in Orlando. House Democrats were outraged. The speaker refused to bring legislation forward for a vote to close a gun loophole. A suspected terrorist on the governments no-fly list can legally buy military weapons and high-volume magazines to inflict mass destruction. What is it that conservatives dont get about such an insanity? Speaker Ryan ignored those protesting the Houses failure to act. He spoke over them, motioning for approval of his legislative footnote, addressing comment and instruction to his fellow Republicans. He droned on officiously, blah, blah, blah, as if the protesting minority were unruly children, to be seen and not heard. The frustration of the House minority turned volatile. It was, after all, just days earlier that a mass murder took place in a gay nightclub in Orlando. There were 49 dead and 53 wounded. The lone wolf gunman who committed the heinous act bought his firearms legally two days prior to the killings. The murderer was known to the FBI as a likely terrorist suspect. A loophole in gun laws allowed him to escape notice and legally buy the weapons. Even as the House refused to act, the killers victims were still being buried. Those surviving were still in recovery, many with multiple gunshot wounds, their lives changed forever. The nation was reeling, shocked and horrified. A national call for Congressional action seemed unstoppable. There was cautious optimism the logjam of Congress refusal to do act would be broken. Then the NRA flexed its legislative muscle. The nations demand for common sense gun controls fell on deaf ears. The Republican majority was neither of the mind nor the will to bend. In the face of yet another bloody massacre, doing nothing was more than wrong. It was shameful. House Democrats flooded into the well of the House chamber shouting no bill, no break and shame, shame, shame. It was an act of civil disobedience by lawmakers in the House of Representatives unprecedented in American history. It violated legislative protocols going all the way back to powdered wigs and brass spittoons. One of the civil rights movements most distinguished warriors led the protest. Congressman John Lewis, representing the 5th Congressional District of Georgia, knows about civil disobedience. He has the scars and the jail record to prove it. At age 76, he is no longer a shy person. He has, as Garrison Keillor might put it, the strength to do what must be done. Lewis and his supporters vow to return to the matter of common sense gun controls when the House reconvenes. I expect hell be demanding of us all, Which side are you on? 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. Email her at email@example.com and read past blog posts on Tumblr at llilly15.Tumblr.com. GUEST OPINIONWater crisis: Step up, Gov. Scott, and do what the voters want BY ROB MOHERPresident and CEO Conservancy of Southwest Florida Recently a state of emergency was declared for Lee, Martin and St. Lucie counties from the filthy water and toxic algae spilling from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers and estuaries. The irony is that the state knowingly has made decision after disastrous policy decisions that have contributed to this crisis. While denial, excuses and pointing fingers at the feds abound, there is little from our governor as to how the state not the feds is the primary entity responsible for pollution and water quality, as well as for buying land for water storage and treatment projects. There has been no mention of how Gov. Rick Scott has led the state Department of Environmental Protection to continuously downgrade water quality standards and protections including for nutrient pollution or has forced the South Florida Water Management District to do a 180-degree shift from its previous initiative to buy land in the Everglades Agricultural Area for the redirection and filtration of these polluted waters to their current staunch opposition of doing so. Even within the last two weeks, the conservancy as well as other water advocates and concerned citizens from around the state, convened in West Palm Beach to urge the top brass from all the state and federal agencies to move forward in planning for the added storage, treatment and conveyance needed in the EAA to help solve our water crisis. Unfortunately, that call to action has been met with a deafening silence. Planning for this crucial EAA water storage project has been pushed off to begin in 2020, despite dire water conditions and land use projects pushing into that area that could eliminate the potential of using them to fix this situation forever. This is wholly unacceptable. While we continue to advocate for many other steps that will also be needed, the EAA is the essential missing piece of the puzzle to cleansing and returning the excess water back to the Everglades and Florida Bay, where it historically flowed and is desperately needed. Agriculture and flood protection will be maintained for the surrounding areas. The conversion of a portion of agricultural lands for this vital purpose would hardly spell disaster for the sugar industry, which will likely continue farming on the adjacent tens of thousands of acres it currently uses for sugar production. Our rivers and estuaries are deteriorating, our tourism and real estate economies are suffering and people are becoming scared to enjoy the waterways, that drew them to South Florida in the first place. We can no longer afford to have leaders only talk about solving this without taking the necessary actions needed to do so. Addressing septic systems is helpful but the science is clear that additional EAA land south of the lake is needed. With the passage of Amendment 1, the opportunity and money to buy land and build water projects is there. What we need now is our governor and the state agencies he directs to step up, take responsibility and actually do what the voters want and count on them to do to address this situation and prevent it from reoccurring. To take action and message the governor, go to conservancy.org/ourwork/ policy/action. leslieLILLYllilly@floridaweekly.com MOHER
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A6 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Leading for well-beingYOU ARE INVITED TO A BLUE ZONES PROJECT WORKSITE SUMMIT! Ready to create a workplace that promotes and sustains well-being? Attend a FREE Blue Zones Project Worksite Summit and learn how you can build a more engaged, productive workforce. Employers play a key role in Blue Zones Project by shaping the workplace environment to support health and, in turn, improve productivity, decrease turnover and reduce healthcare costs. Business leaders are in a powerful position to dramatically improve employees well-being. Learn best practices from other local employers Network with community partners Enjoy a light breakfast Sponsored by Thursday, July 288:45 a.m. 12 p.m.The Club at The Strand 5840 Strand Blvd., NaplesRSVP: Call 239-624-2312 or email BlueZonesProjectSWFL@Healthways.comLearn more at southwestorida.bluezonesproject.comCopyright 2016 Blue Zones, LLC and Healthways, Inc. All rights reserved. ROOTED IN NAPLESBe cool. Stay in the pool (or inside with a tablet and air-conditioning)Its summertime, which in addition to the oppressive heat, means everyone is putting a happy spin on enforced family togetherness. I see you, Facebook, trying to convince me that my preschool best friend from across the country is having a totally rad vacation with the fam! while surrounded by relatives who appear to be Marilyn Manson roadies. Also, Cousin, I see from your daily posts that you have scheduled an entire summer of afternoon craft projects for your clean, clipped, self-contained children, whereas mine come home from camp in an emotional frenzy to raid the pantry before disappearing into a Minecraft daze. Blood sport, encouraged by the glow of an iPad screen, is how were building our childrens character this summer. When they get too ratty, we throw them in the pool and tell them to work on their strokes. In six weeks, they both have developed freakishly strong legs, the better to silently pummel each other with when their parents are within earshot. The oldest definitely has a better reach, but the youngest gets her licks in by virtue of blind, self-righteous fury when her brother hogs the screen. We make frequent attempts to lure them away from Mojangs hypnotic glare, and the conversations all resemble exchanges like this: Go outside, a parent will tell them. No! Its hot! Read something. No! Its boring! Teach the puppy to use the toilet. Really? No, thats dumb. Fine, clean your room for your cousins. UUUGGGHHH, WHHY YYYY?!?!? OK, go weed the backyard. Its hot! IsweartoGodsummerisoverifyourest illstandingtherewhenicounttoten. And around and around each conversation goes, always circling back to the truth: One step outside and youre standing on melting asphalt at the gates of Hell. Better to needle your loved ones all the livelong day than vaporize on your own porch. There is, of course, a steady stream of relatives visiting what they think will be our balmy climate, only to melt into a greasy sunscreen puddle on our couch every afternoon. Its so hot, they say. Sure is, a native will shoot back. This is worse than Texas (or California or New Jersey or Tampa). Sure is. Im going back in the pool. Is that all there is to do here? Well, theres vodka in the freezer. Floating and drinking is fun. Living in a seasonal economy makes it more difficult to entertain in the summertime, what with all community events slowing a crawl and our natural wonders threatening to kill our guests with heat exhaustion and mating alligators. One ill-fated golf outing last week resulted in some houseguests spending almost six hours in the blazing sun. These strong, hearty young men two of them active military arrived back home in shambles, the younger pair unfit for conversation until theyd had a few glasses of ice water and another practically having an aneurysm over cereal. The fourth ran out of patience with his companions and drove home, not to be heard from until sleep and hydration restored everyones spirits. The Florida heat, it turns out, is bad for family relations. Laboring away like an Egyptian slave in the sun? It sours your mood. Outside play prevented by a stubborn instinct to avoid liquefying on the lawn? It drives your parents nuts. So from now until September (October if were really unlucky), our clan will be in the pool or indoors. You know where to find us. Lindsey Nesmith imagines that her kids camp counselors probably have to drive them outside with a bullwhip. lindseyNESMITHlnesmith@floridaweekly.com.
A8 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYthe next president of the United States. Yet, barring an unforeseen and unknowable circumstance, either Mr. Trump or Ms. Clinton will indeed take the oath of office in January. Given the deep divisions that are tearing at the very fabric of our Republic, it is unlikely that the winning candidate will receive a majority of the popular vote, and that matters not in settling the issue. The votes of consequence are those cast in the Electoral College that quirky and confusing entity devised in haste by the men who wrote and ratified the Constitution in 1787. Most observers give a decided edge in the EC to Ms. Clinton. This is not a reflection of her strength as a candidate and a campaigner. To a lesser degree it speaks to the weaknesses of Mr. Trump and to a larger degree it highlights the inherent EC advantage that benefits any Democratic candidate for president. A caveat is required at this point: We are a long way from November. Polls and electoral projections at this stage simply are, as the clich goes, snapshots in time. Ms. Clinton faces major hurdles namely problems growing out of the email brouhaha that arose from her tenure as secretary of state, her reputation as a calculating, rabidly ambitious, corner-cutting politician and what can only be described as her inherent unlikability. Oh, and then theres Bill Clinton, whose reputation as the greatest political mind of his generation is rapidly eroding as he stumbles from controversy to controversy. Still, taking all of that into consideration, there is no denying that the current EC map trends strongly in Ms. Clintons favor. There are 17 states (and the District of Columbia) that have voted for the Democratic presidential nominee in each of the six presidential elections between 1992 and 2012, The Washington Post pointed out in its July 1 editions. Add them all up and you get 242 electoral votes. There are 13 states that have voted for the Republican presidential nominee in every one of those six elections; they total 102 electoral votes. Win the states that every Democrat since her husband has won plus Florida, and Hillary Clinton is the 45th president. Simple as that. In that same article, The Post came up with three possible electoral maps. Two of these scenarios envisioned Ms. Clinton receiving 319 electoral votes and one had her at 347 all comfortably above the 270 needed to win. The projected totals from Mr. Trump were 191 in two instances and 219 in the third. Nate Silver, the statistical wunderkind who runs the wildly popular FiveThirtyEight blog, assessed the race and came up with these odds: Clinton wins popular vote. 82.3 percent. Trump wins popular vote. 17.6 percent. Clinton wins popular vote but loses EC. 3.9 percent. Trump wins popular vote but loses EC. 0.8 percent. EC tie with each candidate getting 269 votes. 0.4 percent. No matter who is making the prediction, the core of this or any other presidential campaign is performance in battleground states that are not safely Republican or Democratic. It is in these states where the true campaign is waged, and this exposes a serious and fundamental flaw of the EC. Lets say you are a Democrat living in a solidly Republican state, such as Texas. The Democratic candidate is not going to make an effort there because there is zero chance of winning. Someone voting Democratic in Texas is making a symbolic gesture, for sure, but nothing more. Texas 38 EC votes are going to the Republican nominee. You can take that to the bank. Likewise, simply reverse the parties in a Democratic stronghold like California. The Golden States 55 EC votes are as good as delivered already to the Democratic nominee. A Republican vote cast there means nothing in the overall picture. Presidential candidates who like to perpetuate the myth that all votes matter, regardless of where they are cast usually are loath to admit that they will ignore huge swaths of the nation during their campaigns. Not so Donald Trump. We have to win, and I want to put my energy into the states where it could go either way, he said in a speech in Billings, Mont. He added that about 15 states will occupy his attention during the general election campaign. One outgrowth of this narrowing of presidential elections is that voter participation goes up in the 10 or so contested states and drops in the others. This perversion of the popular-voting system drives EC detractors nuts. Essentially, our votes dont matter in a great majority of the states, Doug McAdam, a professor of sociology at Stanford University and an astute observer of the EC, told Florida Weekly. States have no interest, as states, in the election of a president, only citizens do, and the vote of a citizen in Coeur d Alene should count equally with one in Detroit, Jack Rak ove, professor of history and American studies at Stanford University, wrote in an op-ed column published in 2000. Mr. Rakove concluded his piece with an assessment that rings true 16 years later. We may not love the Electoral College, and the reasons for its adoption have no relevance today, but that doesnt mean we can ever get rid of it.Process is state-by-state affairThe EC was bequeathed to us by the constitutional framers, who were at odds over how the United States should go about electing its presidents. Some framers favored popular elections; others believed Congress should select the president. Thus, the EC emerged from the Constitutional Convention of 1787 in Philadelphia as a slapdash compromise that served its purpose but satisfied almost no one. On its face, the EC seems undemocratic and strikingly at odds with the fundamental American proposition that everyones vote should count equally. James Madison (the Father of the Constitution), who was present at the creation of the EC, later abandoned the idea, as did other framers. Yet the EC seems here to stay, as Mr. Rakove noted frustrating reformers who insist it is time to mothball this constitutional anomaly, which has the potential every four years to neuter the national popular vote. Even Russian President Vladimir Putin, of all people, has used the EC as a propaganda device to be deployed against the U.S. In 2014, Mr. Putin said its existence proves there is no true democracy in the U.S. Make what you will of Mr. Putins criticism, but consider this extraordinary fact about our electoral system: The EC is so out of whack that it is theoretically possible that a candidate could be an electoral winner with only 18 to 21 percent of the popular vote, according to an analysis conducted by Charles Wessell, a mathematician at Gettysburg College. (For those long separated from their high school civics class, heres a quick EC primer. Under the EC, each state gets electors that are equal to the total of its two U.S. senators and the number of its representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives. In almost all cases Nebraska and Maine excepted the presidential candidate who wins a states popular vote receives all of its electors. To be elected president, a candidate must secure a majority of the electoral votes. The total number of EC electors nationwide is 538, meaning that to prevail, a candidate needs at least 270 electoral votes. The EC makes certain that presidential elections are not national contests that hinge on the outcome of the popular vote. Rather, the EC turns the process into a state-by-state affair. States that are not solidly Republican or Democratic the so-called swing states or battleground states are key to an electoral victory. These toss-up states anywhere from six to 12, depending on the year and who is making the prediction are where candidates focus their campaigns. The remaining states, from a candidates narrow perspective, are superfluous. As we have seen in four previous presidential elections, a candidate can win the national popular vote but still lose the election thanks to the EC.) Richard Posner, a U.S. Court of Appeals judge in Chicago, is one of the ECs most reasoned defenders. In a 2012 essay, Judge Posner said the EC was preferable because, among other things, it reduced the influence of big states because no state has more than two senators. He argued that the results in the EC were less likely to be challenged and that the electoral system precluded presidential run-off elections. Further, he said that the EC rarely determines the winner. (Judge Posner did not respond to an interview request from Florida Weekly.) This years presidential race, pitting Mr. Trump against Ms. Clinton, seems at this point to be close, meaning an EC victory is possible, if not prob- If the Electoral College came up as legislation now, it would not conform with the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitutio n. Alex Keyssar, author of Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College? E E C CE L E C T O R A L C O L L E G ECOLLEGEFrom page 1 NPS.GOV/COURTESY PHOTOA 1987 painting by Louis Glanzman depicts the signing of the Constitution. POSNER McADAM RAKOVE
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 NEWS A9 The Electoral College: Where the votes areUnder the Electoral College, each state gets electors that are equal to the total of its two U.S. senators and the number of its representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives. To be elected president, a candidate must secure a majority of the electoral votes. The map below shows the breakdown of electoral votes per state. Wash.12 Ore.7 Calif.55 Nev.6 Utah6 Ariz.11 Idaho4 Mont.3 N.D.3 Minn.10 Wis.10 Ill.20 Ind.11 Ky. 8 Miss.6 Ala.9 Ga.16 S.C.9 N.C.15 Va.13 Ohio18 Penn.20 N.Y.29 Maine 4 Vt.3 N.H.4 Mass. 11 Conn.7 N.J.14 Del3 Md.10 D.C.3 R.I.4 W. Va.5 Fla.29 Tenn. 11 Mich.16 Iowa6 Mo.10 Ark.6 La.8 S.D.3 Neb.5 Kan.6 Okla.7 Wyo.3 Colo.9 N.M.5 Texas38 Alaska3 Hawaii4 R R 1 1 Con Con 7 C C Del Del 3 D D Total number of EC electors: 538 E E C CE L E C T O R A L C O L L E G Eable. The prospect of either Mr. Trump or Ms. Clinton taking office without a popular mandate is disturbing. In todays super-heated political climate, it is highly likely that the legitimacy of a president who loses the popular vote only to be elected by the EC would be questioned by the opposing side. Even a popular-vote win especially one in which the winner receives a mere plurality might not confer authority in light of the extraordinarily ugly and personal tone of this years race. An electoral victory, however, most assuredly would unleash the hounds of discord and disaffection. Further muddying the 2016 waters is Mr. Trumps persistent claim that the system is rigged against him, even in the Republican primaries. It is hard to imagine Mr. Trump fading quietly into the shadows (as did Al Gore) if he triumphed in the popular vote but lost in the EC. (Mr. Gore, you may recall, said, simply and without apparent bitterness, It is time for me to go after the U.S. Supreme Court in 2000 sealed George W. Bushs EC victory.) One can anticipate a barrage of lawsuits, voter protests, bombastic rhetoric and lord knows what else if Mr. Trump meets the same fate as Mr. Gore. Although it is doubtful that Mr. Trump who is justly renowned for his litigious nature would prevail in a court of law if he attacked the EC, a protracted contesting of electoral results coupled with incendiary speech would constitute a crisis of governance. Given the stakes and the mood of the country, 2016 is as good a year as any to take a hard look at the EC. Why do we have it? Should we keep it? Will it take an electoral catastrophe (possibly fraught with violent protests) to bring about a true national debate over the manner in which we elect our presidents? And, finally, does anyone outside of the concerned, informed few really care?Everyone complains, nothing happensThe EC has been tinkered with successfully just once since the Constitution was ratified in 1787. Controversies arising from the presidential elections of 1796 and 1800 led to the ratification in 1804 of the 12th Amendment, which revised the procedures of the EC. The Electoral College has never worked the way it was supposed to work, Alex Keyssar, professor of history and social policy at Harvard Universitys Kennedy School of Government, told Florida Weekly. It has never been a deliberative body. It was out of date within a decade. Attempts to get rid of it ... started 10 years after the Constitution was ratified. Contrary to folk wisdom, the framers did not reject popular election because of a fear that the people might fall prey to a demagogue, wrote Mr. Rakove, the Stanford historian, in a New York Times op-ed piece. They worried instead that in a provincial society, citizens would never be well enough informed to make an effective choice without multiple and expensive rounds of elections. Additionally, Americas Original Sin slavery played an important and decisive role in the creation of the EC. The colleges primary purpose was not to give small states greater representation, as is often claimed by its defenders today, according to Richard Hasen, an expert in election law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. Instead, the Electoral College was created to reflect the political realities associated with accommodating the institution of slavery into our electoral system. An electoral method that featured the popular vote would have reduced the influence of the slave-holding states in the South. To protect the Souths political power and influence, the framers came up with the infamous Three-Fifths Compromise, which held that slaves who could not vote, of course could still be counted as three-fifths of a person for electoral purposes. Under a direct election system, the Southern states would be at a significant disadvantage because their slaves could not vote, Mr. Hasen explained in an essay on the EC. Through the Electoral College and the Three-Fifths Compromise, however, partially counting slaves when determining the number of presidential electors allowed the Southern states to rival the electoral power of their Northern brethren. Those who seek to reform or abolish the EC posit that it was created under circumstances radically different from those that exist today and therefore has virtually no relevance in our contemporary society. Oddly, the EC is at once maligned and ignored. Opinion polls consistently show that an overwhelming majority KEYSSAR SEE COLLEGE, A10 SOURCE: ARCHIVES.GOV ILLUSTRATION BY SCOTT SLEEPER / FLORIDA WEEKLY
A10 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY To me, its deeply depressing that the country is incapable of having a serious discussion of what is obviously a flawed, and in some senses undemocratic, process. Jack Rakove, professor of history and American studies at Stanford University E E C CE L E C T O R A L C O L L E G Eof Americans (81 percent in one such poll) think it is a bad idea, although few people outside of constitutional scholars, historians, political scientists, a few quarrelsome politicians and legal experts ever raise much of a ruckus over its existence. The American Bar Association called it archaic and ambiguous. Sanford Levinson, a law professor at the University of Texas, colorfully described the EC as a constitutional iron cage built for us by (the) framers. Over the course of 200 or so years, there have been more than 700 proposals set forth in Congress to either reform the EC or eliminate it altogether. Despite this legislative onslaught, the EC remains unbowed and unbloodied. There have been more proposals for constitutional amendments on changing the Electoral College than on any other subject, according the National Archives and Records Administration. These quixotic flurries of congressional activity do nothing to spark popular interest in addressing this constitutional anachronism, and those who are deeply immersed in the subject see little hope of a widespread public awakening anytime soon. To me, its deeply depressing that the country is incapable of having a serious discussion of what is obviously a flawed, and in some senses undemocratic, process, Mr. Rakove has noted. In contemporary America, the EC seemingly favors Democrats over Republicans thanks in large part to large, traditionally Democratic states that anchor both coasts. Paradoxically, Republicans rarely squawk (perhaps because they were the last to benefit from the EC in the 2000 presidential election), and Democrats are the ones who most often seek change. Winning in the Electoral College is usually an uphill battle for Republicans, Mr. Rak ove, au thor of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution, told Florida Weekly.The EC has played a role in usurping the popular vote in four presidential contests (1824, 1876, 1888 and 2000). The election of 1824 was a nightmare for Andrew Jackson, who won both a plurality of the popular vote and a plurality of the EC vote and still lost. Because Jackson did not receive a majority of the votes in the EC, the election was tossed to the U.S. House of Representatives, which elected John Quincy Adams. Benjamin Harrison in 1888 received about 90,000 fewer popular votes than Grover Cleveland but won in the EC by a count of 233 to 168. In 2004, a swing of about 80,000 votes in Ohio would have handed John Kerry an electoral win (by a 272-266 margin) over President Bush despite Mr. Bush having won nearly 51 percent of the popular vote nationally. Because he carried Ohio, Mr. Bushs victorious EC total was 286; Mr. Kerrys tally was 252. Democrats alleged that widespread irregularities in the 2004 Ohio vote resulted in a significant disenfranchisement of voters. Congressional Democrats attempted to block the counting of Ohios 20 electoral votes. That move was defeated 267-31 in the House of Representatives and 74-1 in the Senate. Mr. Kerry, for his part, wanted no part in disputing the results, instead stressing the need to move forward again, a significant departure from how Mr. Trump might react to a like circumstance. The election is behind us, Mr. Kerry said. The American people now expect their leaders in Washington to focus on big priorities facing this country. Mr. Keyssar, the Harvard professor, believes that had Mr. Kerry prevailed in 2004, it might have sparked interest in abolishing the EC. If (a Kerry victory) had happened, then (the EC) would have gone each way politically, he said. If both political parties had suffered EC defeats within a space of four years, no less the EC might have been imperiled, Mr. Keyssar said. Democrats would have considered (a Kerry win) sweet revenge for 2000, The Wall Street Journal pointed out a week after the 2004 election. But the rancor such a result would have engendered might not have worked out very well for Mr. Kerry, not to mention the nation. The newspaper concluded that the 2004 election results handed both parties an issue they should be able to agree on: It is time to abolish the Electoral College. Most Americans are aware that the EC exists, but few really understand it or have any comprehension of how it came into being. Along with the Federal Reserve System, it might be, to the average American, the most mystifying and least comprehensible of our public institutions. Perhaps confusion was inevitable since this bedrock constitutional principle would very likely be deemed unconstitutional were it proposed today. If the Electoral College came up as legislation now, it would not conform with the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution, Mr. Keyssar, author of the forthcoming book Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College? told Florida Weekly.A theory on the apathyTallahassee Circuit Judge Terry Lewis has seen, up close and personal, the whirlwind the EC can spawn. He was assigned to hear cases growing out of the Florida presidential recount in November of 2000. During this dizzying period, a sobering thought entered the mind of Judge Lewis, an esteemed jurist and accomplished novelist who specializes in Scott Turow-style legal thrillers. At some point, I realized that, damn, I may have to make a decision on who is going to be president of the United States, Judge Lewis, who remains on the bench in Tallahassee, told Florida Weekly.That a judge in Tallahassee, Fla. could determine the next Leader of the Free World is pretty remarkable, when you give it some thought. Judge Lewis, who was accurately described in The New York Times as unflappable, was not overwhelmed by this seemingly daunting prospect (I was used to high-publicity cases, he said), but he was acutely aware that the cases he was hearing represented a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play a decisive role in the shaping of American history. And that is enough to test limits of anyones unflappability. The fact that Judge Lewis was poised on the precipice of such a momentous decision was due solely to the fact that the EC not the popular vote determines the occupant of the Oval Office. The 2000 contest drove this point home in dramatic fashion. Regardless of the results of the Florida recount, George W. Bush was not going to receive more direct, popular votes than Al Gore, who was, it could be argued, the true peoples choice, albeit by a razor-thin margin. (Mr. Gores edge in the popular vote amounted to about 500,000 votes out of 105 million cast.) In the end, the U.S. Supreme Court, not Judge Lewis, settled the issue. Bush v. Gore, a controversial and convoluted 5-4 decision which the court tellingly explained could not be cited in later cases as precedent stopped the Florida recount, and the states 25 electoral votes and the White House were handed to Mr. Bush. The hotly contested election brought the EC into the spotlight. In the immediate wake of Mr. Bushs electoral victory, Democrats, principally, complained that the EC undermined the commonweal. But the grousing was short-lived. There was tremendous anger over the 2000 presidential results, but it didnt produce a groundswell of opposition to the Electoral College, Mr. McAdam, the Stanford sociologist, told Florida Weekly.Why didnt this anger translate into calls for elimination or reform of the EC? It happens so rarely, people dont get upset about it, Judge Lewis speculated. And, to be truthful, a lot of people dont understand (the EC). Most of the time it works pretty well. Theres always going to be a margin of error (in presidential elections) if you use the Electoral College or the popular vote. So, whos to say one is better than the other? I dont honestly know (why there isnt more popular opposition to the EC), confessed Mr. McAdam who is the author of the book Deeply Divided, which explores and explains the unprecedented polarization that roils present-day America. Perhaps the feeling is that, oh, well, weve always done it this way. Mr. McAdam is doubtlessly correct when he references apathy as one of the ECs greatest allies. But there may be a companion theory unprovable but anecdotally compelling. While the constitutional framers have always been highly esteemed by succeeding generations, it seems they COLLEGEFrom page 9 LEWIS
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 NEWS A11have been excessively deified in the last couple of decades or so by a group one might identify as constitutional cultists. This group believes the Constitutions conception was immaculate and that not a word or sentence is open to interpretation. They are easy to spot but hard to shake. They tote pocketsize copies of the Constitution, which they whip out at the drop of a hat and wave in the face of anyone who dares to question anything that they believe contradicts a single word of the sacred document. Thus, if the framers set up an electoral system, thats the way it is and the way it should be. Case closed. Interestingly, these cultists scorn compromise on all things constitutional (Exhibit A: the Second Amendment). This intransigence wholly ignores that the Constitution came about solely through a host of compromises brokered by the framers in a highly politicized environment. To these cultists, the framers were supermen, who rose above the grime and muck of political horse-trading and whose wisdom and commitment were beyond question and reproach. These were men of incredible talent, certainly, but many Founding Fathers were absent from Philadelphia in the summer of 1787, including Thomas Jefferson (who was occupied as minister to France) and John Adams (minister to Great Britain). Samuel Adams and John Hancock took a pass, as did Patrick Henry, who steered clear, explaining that he smelt a rat in Philadelphia, tending toward the monarchy. Some framers showed up for work only when they felt like it. The most notable exception to this laid-back approach was the indefatigable James Madison, whose meticulous notes are the best record of what transpired at the convention. Only about 30 percent of the delegates bothered to hang around for the full four months. Whining about the Pennsylv ania heat and working conditions was rampant. Some frustrated delegates walked out in protest. Three delegates Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts and Virginias Edmund Randolph and George Mason showed their displeasure with the final product by refusing to sign. So despite the hagiographic construct put forth by constitutional cultists, the undeniable truth is that the Constitution was created by mortals/ politicians who wheeled, dealed, pleaded, cajoled and twisted arms. Mortals make mistakes, and, with benefit of hindsight, the EC stewed in a broth fouled by racism and slavery seems to be one the framers made. How grievous an error the framers made when they concocted the EC was vividly on display in the presidential election of 1876. Republican Rutherford B. Hayes received nearly 250,000 fewer votes than Democrat Samuel Tilden. But Hayes eventually after some of the most shamelessly cynical politically maneuvering in the history of the United States, prevailed in the EC by a one-vote margin 185 to 184. Hayes victory, however, came at a great cost to the country and most especially to the freed slaves in the South. Tilden needed 185 electoral votes to win. He had 184 after the popular vote had been counted. Four states that had a total of 20 electoral votes (Florida, Louisiana, Oregon and South Carolina) challenged the results and withheld their electoral ballots. That left the election with no winner and electoral votes hanging in the air and attached to no one a circumstance no one had contemplated. Unsure what to do, the two political parties set up a 15-member Electoral Commission (seven Democrats, seven Republicans and an independent) to wade through the mess. There were complaints that the commission itself was unconstitutional but the ensuing confusion overwhelmed these objections. The situation was further complicated when the sole independent, U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Davis, bolted the commission after he was elected to the U.S. Senate by the Illinois Legislature. His replacement on the commission was a partisan Hayes supporter whose presence meant that the Republicans controlled eight of the 15 spots on the commission. Democrats cried foul and said they would block the appointment, thus perpetuating the stalemate. Violence growing out of election seemed a real possibility. Blood for Tilden! was a favored rallying cry among some Democrats. Desperate to resolve the impasse and control the White House, Republicans cut a deal with Democrats. They agreed to the removal of federal troops stationed in the South as part of Reconstruction. In return, Democrats stood down and allowed Hayes to receive the 20 disputed electoral votes he needed to become president. That deal, brought about directly by the presence of the EC, proved disastrous for African Americans in the South. It effectively ended Reconstruction and allowed the South to establish a system officially sanctioning racial discrimination that endured for generations. No one is predicting an 1876-style imbroglio, but no one is quite sure what to expect this year. One thing does seem certain though the likelihood of a landslide `a la Lyndon Johnson in 1964, Richard Nixon in 1972 or Ronald Reagan in 1984 is very slim. It is inconceivable that anyone could fashion a victory even remotely resembling Mr. Reagans performance in 1984, when he won 59 percent of the popular vote, carried 49 states and racked up a record 525 electoral votes. (No president since George H.W. Bush in 1988 has been able to amass 400 electoral votes.) Election outcomes have narrowed since (1984), The New York Times observed last month. Information Age realignment hardened party lines, making Republicans and Democrats more ideologically distinct and reducing the ability of nominees to lure crossover votes. Whoever wins in November will be at the helm of a country that is suspicious of those in power and sharply split along ideological and party lines. If the new president wins the EC but loses the popular vote, these feelings of skepticism and cynicism will only deepen. And that is truly frightening. E E C CE L E C T O R A L C O L L E G E July 18-21 GOP National Convention The Republicans are coming, the Republicans are coming! The partys in Cleveland. There will be balloons. Theyll be announcing the partys platform and officially nominating a candidate.July 25-28Democratic National Convention Its Donkey Kong in Philadelphia. There will be balloons here, too. And picking a top candidate to maybe go all the way to the White House.Aug. 30THE FLORIDA PRIMARY Sept. 26First Presidential Debate The top two are set. Now its time for their first face-off. Dun dun dun.Oct. 4Vice Presidential Debate The Robins take center stage. Theyll be aiming to show their strengths wherever their Batmans are weak.Oct. 9Second Presidential Debate Less than one month to Election Day. The candidates will have to answer to any big doubts that Americans still have about their job skills.Oct. 19Third Presidential Debate Last chance dance for the candidates to show why theyre ready to be Ms. or Mr. America. No pressure.Nov. 8ELECTION DAY Youve read their rsums. Youve seen them in action. Nows time to give the final rose to a candidate. Key dates leading to the November election
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According to a June New York Times dispatch, doctors regularly denounce Chinas ethical laxities (though Chinese officials term such denunciations envy at Chinas achievements).Suspicions confirmed(1) In June, District Attorney Jerry Jones in Monroe, La., dropped drug and gun charges against college football players Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones (who play for the University of Alabama but are from Monroe) declaring that the main reason for his decision is that, I refuse to ruin the lives of two young men who have spent their adolescence and teenage years working and sweating, while we were all in the air conditioning.(2) A Philadelphia casting agency solicited extras to show up at polling stations on the April 26 Penn sylv ania primary day for candidate Kevin Boyle, who was running against state Sen. John Sabatina offering $120 each (plus lunch and an open bar). Since most polling-site electioneering is illegal, the probable job was merely to give voters the impression that Boyle was very popular. (Sabatina narr owly won.) (3) In January, a Chicago Tribune investigation revealed only 124 of the roughly 12,000 Chicago cops were responsible for the misconduct complaints that resulted in settlements (since 2009) with one officer, for example, identified in seven. (A June Chicago Reporter study claimed the city paid out $263 million total on misconduct litigation during 2012-2015.)Litigious societies (1) Insurance agent John Wright filed a lawsuit in Will County, Illinois, in June over teenagers playing ding dong ditch, in which kids ring a doorbell but run away before the resident answers. The lawsuit claims that bell-ringer Brennan Papp, 14, caused Wright severe emotional distress, anxiety and weight loss, resulting in at least $30,000 of lost income. (2) The ex-boyfriend of Nina Zgurskaya filed a lawsuit in Siberia after she broke up with him for his reluctance to pop the question after a two-year courtship. The man, not named in a dispatch from Moscow, demanded compensation for his dating expenses. The trial court ruled against him, but he is appealing.The job of the researcher A team of researchers is following about 30 tabbies, calicos and others, recording their moves and sounds, to somehow learn whether housecats have dialects in their meows and alter other patterns of stress and intonation when they speak to other cats or to humans. In explaining the project, linguist Robert Eklund (of Swedens Linkoping University) personally sounded out a pretty wide range of meows to illustrate his points, wrote a New York magazine interviewer in April. Eklund is already an expert on feline purring (at Purring. org) although from a distance, as he admits to being allergic to cats.The passing parade Quixotic Malaysian designer Moto Guo made a splash at Milans fashion week in June when he sent model after model to the runway with facial blotches that suggested they had zits or skin conditions. One reporter was apparently convinced, concluding, Each man and woman on the runway looked miserable. Out of control: (1) Nelson Hidalgo, 47, was arrested in New York City in June and charged with criminal negligence and other crimes for parking his van near Citi Field during a Mets game and drawing players complaints when he ramped up the vans 80-speaker sound system. I know its illegal, but its the weekend, said Hidalgo. I usually (just) get a ticket. (2) Trina Hibberd of Mission Beach, Australia, finally showed concern about the python living inside her walls that she has known about for 15 years but (perhaps Australian-ly) had chosen to ignore. In June, it wandered out a 15-foot-long, 90-pound scrub python she calls Monty. All hell broke loose, a neighbor said later, as snake-handlers took Monty to a more appropriate habitat. NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDistributed by Universal Press Syndicate
A18 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Friday July 15th 10 am 6 pm Join us for the GRAND RE-OPENINGof the Habitat Home Store 30% OFFENTIRE PURCHASEFriday, July 15 Saturday, July 16, 2016Redeemable only at the Habitat Home Store located at 11127 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, FL 34113 (239) 732-1672 Shop quality furniture and home decor. Support the store that builds homes and hope. (Adult & Pediatric) MEET OUR PHYSICIANSPenny J. Orr, OD, MD, MD, OD, OD SWFLEYE.COM CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT! My dad has a race car in Missouri that he wants in Naples. Its taken far less to sell me on a road trip before. So my friend Jonathan Brownfield had me hooked from the get-go. As we talked a little more, I learned this was more than just a vintage racer. Much more. It was the first Datsun 240Z off the delivery truck in St. Louis. I instantly latch on to the significance. The Z car was large, quick and inspired by the best Europe and America had to offer. In 1970, it represented the kind of machine that made us fall in love with wide-open spaces. Its heart is Japan and its soul is America, Nissan USAs president said about it. The 240Z helped turn the public perception of Datsuns as reliable appliances to bona fide automobiles. It was a sensation that created waiting lists across the country. In fact, Jonathans father, Tom Biggs, was so excited about it he plucked the first one off the truck in his hometown all those years ago. St. Louis is significant because the breadbasket of America historically has been one of last to accept import car companies. So when the wheels of Mr. Biggs 240Z touched down in this Midwestern city, it basically fulfilled Nissans/ Datsuns goal to be a full-line car company nationwide. (OK. This is a bit of dramatic license. But its an interesting footnote that revs the gasoline in my veins.) Jonathan and I entertained the thought of driving a barely street-legal, race-ready coupe across half the country. But the thought of no air conditioning, sound insulation, power steering, radio or even headlights for 1,500 miles soon sunk in as a bad idea. So we phoned up Nissan and managed to secure a brand-new Titan XD truck as a loaner for our adventure. The American-built diesel would trailer the vintage Z over the longer distances, leaving us time to have fun in the important places. Jonathan and I loaded up and headed for Missouri. I got my first glimpse of the 240Z on a misty mid-April morning in Lake of the Ozarks. It was parked in the restorers garage, repainted to its original red with the competition-inspired black hood. Unfortunately, the coupe was struggling to start up and was painting the wall behind it black from constant backfiring. Our tow Titan was beginning to look more like a lifeline. Every time the car died on its way to the trailer, Jonathans heart sank a little lower. The trip home was going to be less eventful than planned. I dont know how much were going to be able to get it off the trailer for some fun, he told me as we secured the car on the trailer and climbed in the truck to head for Nashville, where we had a meeting scheduled with Nissans historic collection experts. When we arrived, our historic Z wouldnt even start. Nissan was quick to offer history, support and the name of a shop it uses in downtown Nashville. Before the afternoon was over, the Z was with a specialist, and Jonathan and I were booked on flights home to Florida. Fast forward to June, and Jonathan and I went back to Nashville to try again. His dads Z looked the same as before, but there was one significant change: The motor now fired to life with an eagerness that would make cars half its age jealous. The experts had dialedin the timing and rebuilt the carburetors, transforming our problem child into the dream car we had always hoped we were picking up. Jonathan insisted on driving it out of the city limits despite no A/C in the middle of a Nashville summer. It now roared with racecar happiness, the only sputters happening when it was trying to tell us to go faster. It inspired enough confidence that we loaded it up on the trailer and headed for Route 129, aka The Tail of the Dragon. This mountain road on the Tennessee/ North Carolina border is known for offering hundreds of curves over the course of 15 miles. We spent the day taking turns running up and down a route that kisses the Smokey Mountains and ends at the dam made famous in the movie The Fugitive. There would be a few more stops along the way, and the most important would be Jacksonville. Not only was this likely the port city for the coupe, but it is also home to one of the largest Cars & Coffee events in the state. What a thrill it was for us to watch people stare at our Z car, investigate the motor, admire its interior and ponder what stories the car with blackedout headlights could tell. Cars & Coffee gave us enough encouragement and caffeine to make the final push for Naples that evening. After four days of driving we arrived so road weary that the trailer almost missed Mr. Briggs driveway. Even by lamplight, Jonathans dad was excited to inspect every inch of his Z. Over dinner there were tales of how he enjoyed the sleek coupe on the streets but couldnt resist turning it into a SCCA racer after a few years. He even admitted he was actually the third person on the waiting list for this car, but cash in-hand was a powerful tool. Its hard to find fault with Mr. Biggs story of jumping to the front of the line. Nowhere else would the car that fulfilled Datsun/Nissan in the USA have found a better forever home than in this family. Today father and son are wide-eyed as they take turns planning vintage races and boulevard cruises with this new Florida resident. Hitting the road in a vintage 240Z BEHIND THE WHEEL mylesKORNBLATTmk@autominded.com Somewhere along The Tail of the Dragon near the Tennessee/North Carolina border. MYLES KORNBLATT / FLORIDA WEEKLYArriving in Naples. Leaving St. Louis.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 NEWS A19 Enjoy unlimited boating in a maintenance-free membership. 450+ boats, 17 convenient locations. Free training. NON-STOP FUN! 877-804-0402 FreedomBoatClub.com Celebrate Your Right to Boat!SPECIAL!$1000 OFF!1X Entry FeeWHEN YOU JOIN BY 7/31/2016 Membership Plans$129-$279PER MONTH + 1X ENTRY FEE Anyone who has to take a racecar (or boat, camper or other toy) from mid-Missouri to Naples needs a good tow vehicle. It only seems fitting that our classic Datsun 240Z would be paired with the all-new 2016 Nissan Titan XD. While the pickup has some slick and fresh sheet metal, its the XD that is arguably the most important part of the new pickup. This eXtra Duty version is key to an interesting rollout that has the beefiest version of Nissans new truck available now, to be followed by more moderate (and economical) versions over the next year or so. The idea of presenting its fiercest face first appears calculated. Nissan is known for tough small trucks, but the full-size landscape is still dominated by the domestic brands, even after the first-generation Titan. So this second generation coming out of the Canton, Miss., plant still has something to prove. It can only help that the first examples of these new Titans are the boldest right out of the gate, with a large ground clearance for a dominating stance. Only available with the four-door Crew Cab and 6.5-foot-long bed, the XD pickup has an imposing presence. The four full doors lead to an interior with enough room to make a limousine look cozy. This is not unique to the segment. In fact, the full-size, full-cab truck market is now long established as one of the roomiest vehicles around for five people. Big space is what makes a large pickup truly functional. Not every truck interior will spend its life locking up farm gear or bringing back a load of workers from the field, but it is hard to sell one that cant. Thats also why all the Titans vital instrumentation is chunky enough to operate while wearing gloves, and the storage is deep enough to carry a toolbox. Function doesnt mean missing out on coddling, though, and its hard not to love the heated and cooled front bucket seats that come standard on the range-topping Platinum Reserve trim. But when it comes to features that are a must-have, Nissans Around View 360-degree monitor should top the list. It not only looks at cross-traffic hazards, but the birds-eye view camera also provides very necessary info to confirm if the largest of all Nissans fits in its parking space. Until later this summer, the only Titan XD motor is a 5.0-liter Cummins turbocharged diesel V8, making 310 hp and 555 lb-ft of torque. Such power plants are usually polarizing to truck people. There are those who love a diesel to use for their industrial duties and big toys. This motor doesnt disappoint. When combined with the industrial-strength chassis the XD line provides, the Titan can tow up to 12,300 pounds. Thats 900 more than the upcoming 5.6-liter gas V8, and brings the Nissan near the half-ton (2500-series) heavy-duty pickups offered by Chevrolet, Ford and Ram. Our truck had zero trouble towing its lightweight, long-lost relative across the country. It felt like it wanted a bigger task all the time, and even pulled the 240Z and its trailer up a small incline while idling. But theres another crowd of people out there who dont like a diesel for reasons ranging from the limited availability of fuel to the kind of engine noise that can be heard from down the street. While Nissan cant control what the local gas station offers, the Cummins-built power plant is so well hushed that many people didnt believe it was a diesel. To keep a motor like this running clean requires diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). The Titan XDs 4.5-gallon tank is small for the industry, so owners will likely want to keep a few extra refill jugs in the garage. The cost of DEF is not the only premium that comes from choosing the top motor. The diesel is a $5,000 option over the gas V8 (pricing ranging from $40K for a base model to over $58K for a loaded Platinum Reserve). This might seem high, but remember that its usefulness is approaching the heavy-duty end of the truck market. The Nissan Titan XD diesel is the most capable truck to come from Nissan yet. Those who need less ability can save some money and wait for the full lineup to fill in the lower rungs. But for those who need to pull stumps out at work but dont want the neighbors to hear them come home, Nissan has your pickup ready today. BEHIND THE WHEELThe Titan XD: Nissan brings out its fiercest fact first mylesKORNBLATTmk@autominded.com
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New neighbors are moving into beautifully designed villas and apartment residences. A growing community has already made this smart choice. With assurance for tomorrow, we are maximizing today every day eres still time...T btn f rr bt.employment. At 71 years old, she has the confidence and can-do spirit to take care of herself again. Im fortunate to have relatives and great neighbors, but I do most stuff myself now, she says. Before I would just sit around and listen to the TV. The only center for blindness and vision loss in Collier County, Lighthouse is devoted to helping the areas estimated 14,000 blind and visually impaired adults and children learn daily living skills and the use of assistive technology such as iPhones and programs that provide speech and Braille output for popular computer applications. Everyone who comes in here is different, says Executive Director Robin Garcia. Some are very confident with themselves because theyve had services. But the majority of the adults who come through our door are just losing their vision and have been depending on someone else. Helping clients realize they can live independently and be of value to their families and communities can take some convincing, Ms. Garcia says, and thats why the social component to Lighthouses services is vital in fostering independence and confidence. Trips to the zoo, hiking excursions and brown bag lunches are just a few opportunities the organization offers so clients can mingle and have new experiences they arent likely to have on their own. We encourage them to come in and spend time with other visually impaired people so they dont feel alone, she adds. Caregivers, she adds, often are reluctant to take visually impaired friends or family members on such outings because they fear for their safety. The close-knit, family atmosphere at Lighthouse has been very encouraging to Ms. Frankowski, who doesnt miss an opportunity to hop aboard Collier Countys paratransit bus to go to the center. Its nice to be comfortable in places where other people know what youre feeling and what your fears might be, she says. They might give you suggestions with how they deal with something. There hasnt been a day since Ive been here that I didnt learn something, she adds. Ive made friends here. Its like a family. With all this emotional support and encouragement, what exactly is there to learn? A lot, especially for people who are gradually losing their vision rather than having been born without it. As Ms. Garcia explains, people learn most tasks by observation, and when they lose their sight, they lose confidence that they can relearn life skills. When you get an adult who always learned by seeing, sometimes they struggle and get very frustrated because they have to use other senses, she says. They have to use their sense of feeling, smell and hearing better Its something that has to be taught. Armed with a certified vision rehab specialist, a certified mobility and orientation instructor and two assistive technology instructors, Lighthouse of Collier provides instruction on safely navigating homes and communities, self-care and housekeeping and technological skills that include Braille, computer, internet and iPhone literacy. The organization also offers childrens programs and a highly successful LIGHTHOUSEFrom page 1 Last years campers enjoyed a trip to Naples Botanical Garden. Andrew Muller, age 5, has attended Lighthouses summer camp for the last three years.
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A24 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Fort Myers | Cape Coral | Lehigh Acres | Punta Gorda | Naples Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS One of our Countrys Top 5 Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgeons George Corrent, MD, PhD Cataract & Cornea Specialist418-0999 800.581.0999 BetterVision.net Call today to schedule your cataract evaluation or ask about FREE seminars! Having Cataract Surgery was a breeze. My vision is clear again. I dont have to ask my buddies to watch my tee shots.Rich Lamb Local Golf Pro, Cataract Patient HEALTHY LIVING Leadership Florida gives NCH leaders valuable insightsThroughout the nation, hospitals have evolved into important leadership institutions, employing more people and dealing with more citizens than any other community entity. That is certainly the case here in Naples. It is increasingly important, therefore, that those entrusted with managing our hospitals continue to hone their leadership skills by becoming better stewards of community resources. We are fortunate in that regard to have Leadership Florida, a 34-year-old organization that has convened more than 1,800 Florida leaders with the goal of making the fastest growing state in the nation a better place for all of us by addressing the most pressing social and economic issues. In addition to myself, the NCH leaders who have most recently participated in Leadership Florida are: board member Michael Wynn, Chief of Staff Kevin Cooper, System COO Phil Dutcher and System CNO/North Naples COO Michele Thoman. We were among 850 attendees at the Leadership Florida annual meeting, which focused on such topics as leadership, education, poverty, social problems, health and the current political situation. Among the presentations we heard: Vanessa Siddle Walker, Emory University professor of African American Educational Studies, shared ideas of how every Florida child could be encouraged to succeed and how we can and have learned from previously segregated school systems with limited resources in a hostile environment. Author Jon Meacham creatively shared views of leadership borrowed from various U.S. presidents. David Madland, director of the American Worker Project at American Progress, shared statistics showing the gradual loss of the middle class, with wealth and poverty being concentrated at both ends of the spectrum. Mark Wilson, CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, spoke about the difficulty of breaking out of generational poverty. He noted that in Florida, one in six adults and one in four under age 18 live in poverty. Nick Buettner of the Blue Zones Project shared the science behind the initiative and spoke about the wellness goals the Sunshine State shares with other states such as Iowa, Hawaii, Oregon and Texas all motivated to SEE WEISS, A25 allenWEISSallen.firstname.lastname@example.org Follow these seven steps when exercising in summer heat AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETYWinter, spring, summer, or fall, regular physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. But when the temperature rises, so does the risk for heat-related illnesses, including cramps, heat exhaustion and heatstroke. These can occur when the body cant cool itself quickly enough. The Mayo Clinic advises taking these precautions when exercising in hot weather: Watch the temperature. Check weather forecasts and heat alerts before you begin your outdoor workout, and know what the temperature is expected to be. If youre concerned about the heat or humidity, stay indoors. Work out at the gym, or walk laps or climb stairs inside an air-conditioned building. Start slowly. If youre used to exercising indoors or in cooler weather, or if youre new to exercise or not in the best of shape, be extra cautious when you exercise in the heat. Start slowly, and take lots of breaks. Gradually increase the length and intensity of your workout over a week or more. Drink plenty of water. Dont wait until youre thirsty. Help your body sweat and cool down by drinking water frequently. Dress the part. Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose fitting clothing to help sweat evaporate and keep you cooler. If possible, wear a light-colored, wide-brimmed hat. Respect the sun. Exercise in the morning or evening, when its likely to be cooler outdoors. If possible, exercise in shady areas. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and reapply at least every two hours or after sweating. A sunburn decreases your bodys ability to cool itself and increases the risk of skin cancer. Use the buddy system. Exercise with a friend to watch for signs of problems. Get help if you experience cramps, nausea, fatigue, headache, profuse sweating, dizziness, confusion, irritability, or vision problems, which can be signs of a heat-related illness. Check with a doctor, if necessary. Certain medical conditions or medications can increase your risk of a heatrelated illness. If you plan to exercise in the heat, talk to your doctor about precautions. Scripps Florida scientists make new link to bipolar disorder While bipolar disorder is one of the most-studied neurological disorders the Greeks noticed symptoms of the disease as early as the first century its possible that scientists have overlooked an important part of the brain for its source. Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute Florida campus in Jupiter have shown for the first time that ensembles of genes within the striatum a part of the brain that coordinates many primary aspects of our behavior, such as motor and action planning, motivation and reward perception could be deeply involved in the disorder. Most modern studies of bipolar disorder have concentrated on the brains cortex, the largest part of the brain in humans, associated with higher-level thought and action. This is the first real study of gene expression in the striatum for bipolar disorder, said Ron Davis, chair of the department of neuroscience at TSRI, who directed the study. We now have a snapshot of the genes and proteins expressed in that region. The study, published recently online ahead of print in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, also points to several pathways as potential targets for treatment. Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that affects about 2.6 percent of the U.S. adult population some 5.7 million Americans with a sizable majority of these cases classified as severe. The disease runs in families, and more than two-thirds of people with bipolar disorder have at least one close relative with the illness or with unipolar major depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
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I was surprised and honored by the selection, and while I appreciate the recognition, I am most grateful for the knowledge and lasting friendships that membership in Leadership Florida has presented. Before joining the organization 16 years ago, I had a very narrow view of Florida and, in fact, had never even visited the northern half of our state. Leadership Florida and my other professional affiliations have been eyeopeners and life-changers for me. Our institutions prosper when their leaders collaborate with like-minded others in our community, state and nation. Such sharing benefits all of us at NCH. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. Statistics show trends in senior housingNew data show senior housing in the Naples region is 87.7 percent occupied, as compared to 89.7 percent nationwide, with new construction underway. An analysis from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care shows 4,394 senior housing units in Naples at the end of the second quarter 2016, with 540 of those units unoccupied. NIC provides data on current occupancy, inventory and rental rates for senior housing and care units across the United States. Each quarter, analysts review data from 140 markets to shed light on trends at both the national and local levels. An explosion in the number of seniors in America, and dramatically changing preferences for how and where they want to live as they age, require serious rethinking to ensure that seniors have the housing and care they desire in order to live with dignity, says Robert Kramer, CEO of the Annapolis, Md.-based NIC. The newest data are part of NICs expansion of metropolitan markets covered under its data service from 99 markets to 140. The new data include markets where 71 percent of households are headed by someone age 75 or older. The recently released data show average monthly rental rates for senior housing in Naples are $4,155, higher than the national average of $3,595. Each quarter, NIC collects data from more than 14,000 senior housing and care properties with at least 25 units throughout the country, defined as properties that are independent living, assisted living, memory care or nursing care communities. Data on senior housing properties are inclusive of all unit types within those properties. Approximately 80 percent of these properties are contacted directly, and 20 percent provide data at the corporate level through workbooks and rent rolls. Once collected, the data are reviewed and audited for accuracy. Data on inventory, occupancy, asking rent, and services are captured for each unit type (studio, oneand two bedroom units) and for each care segment type (independent living, assisted living, memory care and nursing care). For more information, visit nic.org. Blue Zones Project hosts second annual Worksite Summit for business ownersBlue Zones Project-Southwest Florida invites local business owners to the second annual Blue Zones Project Worksite Summit from 8:45 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 28, at The Club at The Strand. Employers will learn how to build a more engaged, healthy and productive workforce. Attendees will network with community partners and learn best practices that support employee health, improve productivity, decrease turnover and reduce healthcare costs. Blue Zones Project is a communityby-community, well-being improvement initiative designed to make healthy choices easier through sustainable changes to environment, policy and social networks. For reservations to the Worksite Summit, call 624-2312 or email email@example.com.
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Despite the heat, we packed up our three dogs last month and drove to the town of Chandler, lured by the joint BlogPaws conference and Cat Writers Association annual meeting, held at the Sheraton Grand Wild Horse Pass. I knew plenty of pets would be present, but I wasnt prepared for just how welcoming to pets the resort would be. We have stayed in many hotels and motels west of the Mississippi, and this one may well be a favorite. Our ground-floor room opened up onto a patio overlooking desert landscaping, making it easy to take the dogs out to potty at any time without having to take them down long hallways to find an exit. A walking path winds through the resort, leading past the pool (one of the few areas where pets arent allowed) and toward two hiking options: a twomile nature trail and a path that parallels the manmade river flowing through the grounds. Leashed animals are welcome in the lobby bar and outdoor dining areas as well as on rental boats. Fellow guests included other dogs, cats and even a ferret. Dexter, a 7-year-old cocker spaniel, accompanied owner and pet blogger Carol Bryant of Kingston, Pennsylv ania. We loved that all the staff said hello to our dog, from the front desk to housekeeping, she says. Many of the staff learned my dogs name and asked if he could have treats. We dealt with the heat by getting up before sunrise (crazy, I know) and walking the dogs on the trails before it got too hot. They loved the chance to explore, and even 16-year-old Gemma had no trouble keeping up in the cool mornings. Then wed have breakfast at the restaurants outdoor seating area before retreating to our air-conditioned room for the rest of the day. If youll be vacationing with your dog or other pets in areas with extreme heat, here are some tips to keep animals safe and make the most of the stay. Keep him hydrated. Whether youre driving to your destination or going for a walk or hike, make fresh, cool water available on a regular basis. Bring water from home that you can mix with local water so the change doesnt upset his stomach. Protect his skin with sunscreen free of PABA and zinc oxide, which can be harmful to pets if ingested. Apply to ears and nose or over the whole body if your pet likes to sunbathe or has a short or light-colored coat. For water-loving dogs, choose waterproof sunscreen. If youre not sure what to get, ask your veterinarian for a recommendation. Be aware of local fauna and flora. We had to prevent Keeper and Gemma from getting too close to cactus, and signs warned to watch for venomous snakes and insects such as scorpions. Take your dog hiking, running or biking early in the morning, and let him drink frequently. Help him stay cool with a neck wrap filled with polymer crystals that stays wet and cool for hours after being soaked in water. Keep flat-faced dogs such as boxers, bulldogs and pugs indoors during the day. They can succumb to heatstroke more rapidly than you might realize. Be concerned about heatstroke if your dog is panting continuously, his gums go dark red or he seems weak or collapses. Rub him down with water and get to the veterinarian immediately. PET TALESHot timesHigh temperatures dont have to rule out fun with pets on summer vacations Pets of the Week>> Butterscotch is a 2-year-old Chihuahua mix. Gentle and loving, shes the perfect little lap dog. Her adoption fee is $150. >> Hopper is a 12-year-old Jack Russell mix who enjoys walking and is a great Net ix buddy. His adoption fee is $45. >> Nellie is an affectionate, 1-year-old domestic shorthair mix who loves to play. Her adoption fee is $55. >> Trixie is a sweet, petite, 2-year-old Siamese mix. Her adoption fee is $55.To adopt or foster a petDogs and cats adopted from Humane Society Naples come with vaccinations, sterilization surgery, ID microchip and 30 days of health insurance. Visit the animals ready for adoption at the main shelter at 370 Airport-Pulling Road N. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday), or at the satellite adoption center at Coastland Center during mall hours. Call 643-1555 or visit HSNaples.org for more information. Call hotels beforehand to check on pet rates and number of pets permitted.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 NEWS A27 What are our words?Donor Advised Fundholders, Advocates for the Visual Arts Celebrating Years of Giving239-333GIVETell us yours.www.oridacommunity.com/your-wordPhoto by Brian Tietz THE DIVA DIARIESWhat is it with trying on bathing suits?One of my girlfriends calls it torture, another says shed rather scrub the inside of her stove with toilet paper, and yet another tells me shed prefer to have lunch with her overly critical mother-in-law every day for an entire week. Almost anything, they say, is better than trying on swimsuits. Which leads me to the fact that there are a few Facebook pages that feature tidbits about Southwest Florida history. My favorite thing about them is the old photographs. Whether its Thomas Edison going fishing or Seminole Indians in the Everglades, I find these pictures fascinating. But back to my topic: One shot that really caught my eye recently was a sepia-toned picture of seven bathing beauties standing in the gulf, the water about halfway up their shins, their arms around each other as they laughed gaily. The caption read that the photo was taken in the mid-1920s, and I tend to believe that the young women pictured were likely thrilled because they were wearing bathing suits that allowed all their bits to be covered so that when that photo appeared on Facebook more than 90 years later, they wouldnt have to stress about their cellulite. Seriously. The flapperera suits in the photo are super cute and flattering, with shorts or pleated skirts that cover the upper thigh, wide belts that cinch the waist and v-necks that flatter the dcolletage. When your great-grandma goes viral on social media, this is how you want her to look. Yes, I realize that the old-school bathing suits were made of wool and most certainly were quite uncomfortable, but they couldnt possibly be as uncomfortable as a thong riding up your derriere. Its beyond my scope of belief that thong bikini bottoms have made a comeback. Theyre not quite as baring as the 1980s-era thongs were, but theyre still thongs. And even though I spotted them in the junior section of a local retailer, Ive seen them on women of all ages at the beach not that theres anything wrong with that. One of my favorite internet memes is: How to get a bikini body: Get a bikini, put it on your body. Ive never been a two-piece type. Not even when I was 19 years old and 102 pounds. Maybe its because Im short and I dont have the enviably long torso of a taller woman, but either way, bikinis seem to chop my short, curvy self into sections that are less than flattering. A few months ago, however, I actually decided to give the dreaded two-piece another whirl (I put myself through this every five years or so). I picked a modest high-waisted one off the rack at Target. It even had a little ruffled skirt on the bottom and only showed about 3 inches worth of actual torso flesh. In the dressing room I pulled, tugged and nearly broke a nail, but I got both pieces on (every woman knows its tough to pull spandex over the underthings that must remain in place whilst trying on swimwear). Then I stood in front of the three-way mirror with the fluorescent airport-like lighting and began laughing so loudly that the dressingroom attendant asked if I was OK. I told her I was fine, but it was hilarious to me that several decades since I was 19, I still have not learned that I am strictly a one-piece girl. I did a small survey with a few friends and there wasnt a single one who enjoyed trying on swimsuits, regardless of how small/athletic/cute/young they are. One friend whos a knockout in everything she wears, including bikinis, told me she finds standing in ridiculously lit dressing rooms trying on up to 20 suits grueling. So at least theres a sisterhood in all this. If only Target could come out with a swimsuit line called 926 yesterdays styles made in the more comfortable materials of today. They could do a whole marketing campaign with soft lantern light in the dressing rooms and serve gimlets. I am SO in. Ciao for now, my lovelies! Stay tuned for another divalicious diary entry next week stephanieDAVIS firstname.lastname@example.org
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B4 BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY (800) 246-1129 www.bluecapitalcleaning.comOf ce Cleanings | Construction Cleanup | Floor Care Got Download?The iPad AppIts FREE! Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comSearch Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today.iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile. COURTESY PHOTOChris Wiles is a watchmaker who works on timepieces for Provident Jewelry in its Southwest Florida stores in Naples and Fort Myers. However, after taking an international licking in 2015, traditional watches are still ticking, according to industry experts and local retailers. In fact, theres an uptick in sales this year even as the smartwatch market is predicted to sell 20 million more units over last year (50.4 million vs. 30.32 million). Watch sales really havent slowed down for us, says Eric Schilling, a master jeweler, master gemologist, thirdgeneration watchmaker and sales associate at Provident Jewelry in Fort Myers. Our customers are buying for wants, not needs. They purchase a watch for special events, engagements, wedding anniversaries and birthdays. Some want an heirloom they can hand down. Jason Lee, a watch specialist at Yamron Jewelers in Naples, believes the advent of the smartwatch has helped stir sales of traditional timepieces. Im a big fan of friendly competition and to be honest, the Apple watch has boosted our sales. It gets people to look at watches, he says. I have customers who own an Apple Watch, buy a $3,000 watch and already have a $100,000 watch. At Provident, which also has locations on the east coast including its flagship West Palm Beach store, men are driving the market, Mr. Schilling says. Men typically dont have a lot of jewelry: maybe a wedding ring, a chain and a bracelet, he says. They really express themselves in their watches. Theres nothing like a quality watch on your wrist. True aficionados appreciate the artistry and intricacy of the mechanical watch, introduced in 1492 and perfected by the Swiss. Mechanical movements are derived by winding a mainspring to power gears, a balance wheel and some 250 other parts. Swiss-made watches include some of the most expensive brands and accounted for more than half of the worldwide market share value of the 1.2 billion watches sold in 2014, according to the WorldWatchReport. While the Swiss watch has long been heralded as the gold standard for all luxury watches since the 1700s, new and newly rebranded companies are reinvigorating the classic timepiece market, according to Mr. Lee. A. Lange & Shne, a German pocket watchmaker, was reborn with its first wristwatches in the 1990s after a nearly 50-year absence from the industry. During the last decade, top watchmakers have returned to traditional craftsmanship, no longer outsourcing some components. Hand-making and hand-finishing separate the top luxury watch brands, says Mr. Lee. The craftsmanship has returned and its been phenomenal. Once people know about the mechanics and intricacies of a watch, they become fascinated, says Mr. Schilling. There is also new technology helping old-school watchmaking. Some gears are machine made which improves time and accuracy. We now have a watch scheduled to go into space; it can handle the G-force of a launch and will be more accurate and stable in space. Bubba Watson, Tiger Woods, David Beckham and other star athletes are also helping attract younger customers. Mr. Watsons $825,000 limited edition Richard Mille RRM 38-01 mechanical tourbillon watch made headlines during the 2015 British Open. Mr. Woods is one of the many celebrity brand ambassadors for Rolex while Mr. Beckman is the face of Breitling. Former Miami Heat guard and recently signed Chicago Bull Dwayne Wade wears Hublots King Power Dwayne Wade. The younger generation looks at technology-based watches but there are always that 30 percent who appreciate traditional watches, Mr. Lee says. Its a growing industry that crosses over to celebrities, fashion and sports. They idolize these athletes and want the same watch. Practically every sport has an official timepiece: Omega is the official Olympics timekeeper, Bremont dubs itself as the first British Official Timing Partner of the Americas Cup since 1851 and Longines is synonymous with equestrian sports. Also helping traditional watch sales are the introduction of entry-level luxury watches, lower priced starter models. Other than perfecting parts and tricking out luxury watches with diamonds, gemstones and gold and deconstructing them to show off the inner workings, the traditional watch has faced limited challenges during its centuries-old existence. Automatic movements appeared in the early 1900s, self-winding when worn. Battery-powered modern quartz movement, which accounts for the largest share of watches sold today, was introduced in the 1970s. Most cost less and have a shorter lifespan. Mechanical watches, on the other hand, with regular maintenance can last indefinitely. The oldest working pocket watch is reportedly the Melanchthon watch, made in 1530. A customer can pay a little more money to recycle their watch all the time, Mr. Schilling says. During service the exterior is completely refinished and the watch is brand-spanking new again. Although the family-owned Charlotte Jewelry & Watch Repair sells new watches, its repair service is always in demand, says manager Nancy Suarez. We get high-end Rolexes for repairs and other high-end watches for batteries, she says. We take in older watches all the time. Today someone came in with a 14-karat gold watch that was 30 years old. One of the biggest issues facing the watch industry is the declining number of watchmakers. Shanna Miller, who opened the Downtown Jewelry & Watch Co. in Fort Myers in 2014, says she works with one of only four in the city who recently restored a rusted-out 1930s bubble-back Rolex. I started the store because I was dating a watchmaker and got interested in the mechanics, she says. I was fascinated by the power in the little compartment and during the restoration process, seeing over 250 pieces of all sizes spread out on the table. I tell people nothing is sent out except our dry cleaning. While the stores watch division sells antique, preowned and new timepieces, its bread and b utter are rep airs, a ccounting for 80 percent of business. We work on a lot of Rolex and highend watches, says Ms. Miller who often sees the sentimental side of watch ownership. Customers come in with older watches that were their dads graduation present or grandpas pocket watch. There have been a lot of tears in the store. People have an emotional connection to timepieces. If its a family heirloom, theres not much we cant do, she adds. Most are salvageable but the customer has to decide if its worth repair. Im honest about the bottom line. Ms. Miller prefers to sell preowned high-end watches likening the sale of a new Rolex, Omega or Cartier to a new cars quick depreciation once its driven off the lot. Preowned has a better profit margin, she says. People can always upgrade and trade up through the store. In the luxury realm, retailers have to earn the right to sell and service the most coveted brands. As a result, Providents Worth Avenue location carries lines not available in Fort Myers. The east coast store recently offered MB+Fs limited-edition HM6 with futuristic three-dimensional horological engine for $280,000. Its actually very difficult for any jewelry store to become a watch brand. It requires minimum buys and the first is a cash sale, says Mr. Schilling. Representatives look at a store, the way its set up, fits their standards and meets their demographics, They wouldnt want us out on the street with sandwich boards, he jokes. It can also get political if Brand A doesnt like Brand B. Interestingly, Rolex and Breitling, though pricey, are not among the upper echelon in the industry. Mr. Lee likens them to Mercedes while Patek Phillipe, which Yamron represents, Piaget and A. Lange & Shne are the Rolls Royce, known among the 1 percent without the need for extensive commercial branding. The industry as whole has been growing and I think its going to be a boom, says Mr. Lee. There are new brands and always new products. The United States will always be a big player in watchmaking. Its doing well here. The market in Asia and Europe goes up and down. Mr. Schilling agrees: Sales have been on a solid uptrend the last four years while the jewelry industry is going south. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 BUSINESS B5 BUSINESS MEETINGS The Collier County Lodging & Tourism Alliance meets from 8-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, at Hyatt House, 1345 Fifth Avenue S. Guest speaker will be Jason Lauritsen, director at Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Cost is $10 for alliance member, $15 for others, payable at the door by cash or check. RSVP by calling 293-5327 or emailing Lisa Carney at firstname.lastname@example.org. Members of the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce meet for Business After Five from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, onboard the Marco Island Princess. For more information, email Katie@marcoislandchamber.org. The Mortgage Bankers Association of Southwest Florida meets from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at the Club at Sterling Oaks. Guest speaker Mark Wright, assistant vice president and manager of Florida Continuing Education for Old Republic Title, will discuss Overcoming Title Issues. $20 for members, $30 for others. RSVP via PayPal at mbaswfl.org or email twalker@ fcb1923.com. Realtors, mortgage brokers and builders are invited to mix and mingle from 5-7:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at Blue Martini in Mercato. The next gathering is Aug. 2. Corporate sponsorships for the evening are available. RSVP at facebook.com/bluemartininaples. Members and guests of the Above Board Chamber meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at the Hilton Naples. Attendees will meet and hear from candidates who are running for office in upcoming state, Collier County and Naples elections. Vicki Tracy of Gulf Coast International Properties is the event sponsor. $25 for Above Board members, $30 for guests. RSVP at aboveboardchamber.com. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce hosts Connections Expo 2016 from 2-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the Naples Grande Beach Hotel. For information about reserving an exhibit booth, visit napleschamber.org/ events. A Job Search Support Group meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at email@example.com or visit napleschamber.org. Consultants from the Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University are available at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, 2390 Tamiami Trail N., every Thursday. To make an appointment for a free session, call Suzanne Specht at 745-3704. BNI Downtown Naples Networkers meet at 7:30 a.m. every Thursday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 777 Mooring Line Drive. Call Jamie Bergen at 572-3720 for more information. Email business meeting announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org. I trace my roots back to the 1654 founding of the Angel Pharmacy in Germany. It transformed over time into the company many know today, which was established in 1891. My researchers discovered vitamin, B1, developed the first measles vaccine, and introduced the first statins to treat high cholesterol. Im a global biopharmaceutical company, focused on hepatitis C, HIV, diabetes, immuno-oncology and emerging global pandemics, such as Ebola. My core products address diabetes, cancer, vaccines and hospital acute care. Based in New Jersey with a global workforce of about 68,000, I recently topped $160 billion in market value. Who am I? THE MOTLEY FOOLTo Educate, Amuse & Enrich Ask the Fool Fools School My Dumbest Investment The Motley Fool Take Name That Company Last weeks trivia answer Write to Us! Send questions for Ask the Fool, Dumbest (or Smartest) Investments (up to 100 words), and your Trivia entries to Fool@fool.com or via regular mail c/o Florida Weekly, attn: The Motley Fool. Sorry, we cant provide individual financial advice. 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Its firstquarter earnings report released in April was good enough to send shares up 10 percent in a single day.For that, management credited its strong results to continued momentum in the United States with its high-end Roomba 980 as well as an overwhelmingly positive response to its new Braava jet floormopping robot. And thats not to mention that the Braava jet wont even arrive in China or Japan until the third quarter. Its expected to sell well there, thanks to an affordable price and the predominance of hardwood-floor dwellings in the regions. Whats more, iRobot recently won a contentious proxy fight with Red Mountain Capital. Red Mountain wanted to reduce iRobots seemingly aggressive R&D spending (which hovers around 12 percent of annual revenue) to levels commensurate with traditional consumer-products companies something iRobot reasonably insisted would be a grave mistake, hurting its ability to compete and innovate in the high-tech home robotics industry.Along with its Roombas and Braavas, iRobot also offers the floor-scrubbing Scooba robot and the Mirra and Looj robots for cleaning pools and gutte rs, respectively. It used to have a Defense and Security segment, selling robots for commercial uses, but sold that in order to focus more on the home market. (The Motley Fool owns shares of and has recommended iRobot.) I trace my roots back to a company f ounded in a g ar age in 1945 that initially sold picture frames and, later, dollhouse furniture. (Two of my founders were married, with children named Barbara and Ken.) My first big hit was the Uke-adoodle toy ukulele. 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Amazon.com is a great example, as it has posted a few unprofitable years in the past decade when it was clearly a strong leader. Such a company can turn on the profit spigot simply by cutting back on spending or by inching up prices. Its not crazy to invest in companies with losses as long as youve done enough research to be very confident that theyll one day be profitable. Know that such companies can be riskier than more established companies, with some ultimately failing while others succeed. Dont invest too much of your money in unprofitable companies and theres nothing wrong with investing solely in profitable businesses. As you noted, they abound and they can be more reliable, too. ***QCan you recommend a beginning guide to investing? O.N., Richmond, CaliforniaASure. Check out The Motley Fool Guide to Investing for Beginners e-book or The Motley Fool Investment Guide (Touchstone, $16). 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B6 BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYBOB RAYMOND / FLORIDA WEEKLY Stephanie Esposito, Lori Lou Waddell, Glenda Inniss and Mark Webed Fran Reiss and Len Egdish Sue Sperling, Ed Neebling and Nicole Neebling Karole Davis and Chris Nind Tomoko Tyler and Dennis Sanders Stu Lutz and Natalie Slavek Jigsa Desal and Sue Huff Like us on Facebook.com/NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more Society and Networking photos at area events tha n we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your Society and Networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to cpierce@ oridaweekly.com. NETWORKINGBusiness After 5 with the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Kerry Keith, director of airport development and facilities for the Naples Airport Authority, has been named chair of the Southwest Florida Regional Steering Committee of the Continuing Florida Aviation System Planning Process. Established by the Federal Aviation Administration and Florida Department of Transportation, CFASPP continually monitors the aviation environment and determines how best to meet projected aviation demands within Florida. Mr. Keith joined NAA in 2012 and is responsible for planning, construction and renovation at Naples Municipal Airport. He serves on the Florida Airports Council board of directors and chaired the FAC Environmental Committee for two years. He holds a bachelors degree in business administration from Davidson College in North Carolina and has extensive airport construction, regulation compliance, project management and supervisory experience. Christen Spake, an attorney in the Naples office of the national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP, has been installed as president of the Collier County Womens Bar Association. Ms. Spake previously served as vice president of the CCWBA and becomes the third consecutive representative from Quarles & Brady to lead the organization. A native of Southwest Florida, she practices in the firms Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group. She earned a bachelors degree from Wingate University and her law degree from Florida State University. Josh Espinosa has joined Ciccarelli Advisory Services Inc. as a financial advisor in the firms Naples office. Mr. Espinosa has more than 10 years of diversified experience in investment analysis, asset management and financial planning. Prior to joining Ciccarelli Advisory Services, he worked as an investment portfolio analyst with Raymond James in Coral Gables and served as a due diligence analyst at the Raymond James corporate headquarters in St. Petersburg. He holds his Series 7 and 66 securities registrations. He also earned his Certified Investment Management Analyst certification and taught in conjunction with MIT Sloan School of Management. He holds a bachelors degree in international relations from the University of South Florida and earned masters degrees in business management and international business from the University of Florida. Dana Hushak has been appointed senior vice president-regional managing director for Florida with IBERIA Wealth Advisors, a division of IBERIABANK. With more than 30 years of financial industry experience, Mr. Hushak relocated to the area three years ago after serving as a wealth management advisor with a national firm in Michigan. He has earned the Series 7, 66 and FINRA licenses. Originally from Connecticut, he is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University. Mother and son Roxane and Jeff Galati have founded AmeriPlanning and Investments LLC, a financial planning firm specializing in financial and tax advice. The office is at 3033 Riviera Drive, Naples. Derrick Ayers has been named CFO at Lutg ert Insurance. Mr. Ayers previously was the regional CFO for Fifth Third Bank in South Florida, where he worked in progressive finance capacities for 10 years. He also has finance and accounting experience with public and private companies, as controller of a construction company and as an audit team member with Ernst & Young, in Louisville, Ky. His community involvement includes the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and the Partnership for Colliers Future Economy. Michael Warren has been named vice president of marketing at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee. Mr. Warren brings more than 13 years of casino and hotel experience to his new position. Most recently he was regional marketing director for Wyndham Vacation Rentals in Charleston, S.C., and he previously held the position of vice president of marketing for Caesars/Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Caesars/ Harrahs St. Louis Casino & Hotel in Maryland Heights, Mo. He earned a bachelors degree in economics from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Va. Dawn Montecalvo has assumed the presidency of the Guadalupe Center, where she had served as COO since January. From 2004-11, Ms. Montecalvo was the executive director of the Naples Children & Education Foundation, leading a team of trustees, staff and volunteers through seven Naples Winter Wine Festivals. In 2011, she founded Montecalvo & Associates, whose client list included NCEF, Southwest Florida Childrens Charities and The Immokalee Foundation. 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WE MAKE IT EASY. YOU MAKE IT HOME. RoyalShellSales.com 239.261.9101For Rentals Call239.213.3311Florida: Bonita Springs/Estero, Cape Coral, Captiva Island, Fort Myers, Naples/Marco Island, Ocala and Sanibel Island North Carolina: Cashiers/Lake Glenville, Highlands, Sapphire Valley/Lake Toxaway NAPLES Timeless Elegance, 8 BR, 8 Full BA, 2 Powder BA Overlooking Golf Course, Preserve w/Sunset Skies $9,250,000 MLS 215050309 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS BONITA SPRINGS Custom Built Single Family Home, 3 BR + Den Pool & Spa, Many Upgrades $859,000 MLS 216015001 The Bordner Team 239.989.8829 PALMIRA GOLF & CC LANTANA Brand New 3 BR + Den, 3 BA, 2-Car Garage w/Pool $140,000+ in Luxurious Finishes & Enhancements $629,900 MLS 216002828 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 OLDE CYPRESS ESTERO Beautiful 4 BR, 2.5 BA & Pool New A/C & Pool Pump $435,000 MLS 216003026 Dan Pearce 239.940.1747 WILDCAT RUN NAPLES Great Neighborhood Close to the Beach Gorgeous Kitchen with New SS Appliances $360,000 MLS 216035415 Jack Richert, Westerfield Realty Team 239.898.5953 NEW LISTING WILLOUGHBY ACRES MARCO ISLAND Water Direct Oversized Lot Overlooking Native Mangroves $319,900 MLS 216003000 Starr Whiting 239.404.1219 MARCO BEACH BEACHWOOD ON THE BAY Immaculate 2 BR, 2 BA, w/Hogue Channel & Gulf Views New A/C, Refrigerator, Floors, Paint & LR/DR Furniture $379,000 MLS 216039860 Linda Ramsey 239.405.3054 BONITA BEACH BAY POINTE 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Bathrooms Southern Exposure, Private Preserve View $319,900 MLS 216017338 Cathy Lieberman & Cindy Reiff 239.777.2441 BONITA BAY NAPLES 1-Story Mansion with 6,900 S.F. Under Air Prime Lakefront Site & Impressive Curb Appeal $2,400,000 MLS 216034504 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 QUAIL WEST NAPLES 3 BR, 3.5 BA Waterfront Townhouse Investors: Existing One Year Lease at $3,000/Mo. $839,000 MLS 214030966 Dodona Roboci, The Roboci Team 239.776.8123 GOLDEN SHORES BONITA SPRINGS Furnished 3 BR + Den, 3 BA Pool & Spa in Spacious Screened Lanai $529,900 MLS 216027896 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 SPANISH WELLS NAPLES 1.12 Lush Acres to Build Your Dream Home Buy Now and Build Later $429,888 MLS 216032110 Patti Fortune & Charles Goff 239.272.8494 QUAIL WEST FORT MYERS Pool Home Overlooking Long Lake Views 2,273 S.F. Under Air, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms $359,000 MLS 216035684 Pam Olsen 239.464.6873 EMERALD PINES NAPLES 2-Story Home & Private Backyard 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, 2-Car Garage $299,000 MLS 215061225 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 MOON LAKE RIVERBROOKE Custom Built 2008, 4 Bedrooms, Office, 4.5 Bathrooms Turnkey by Robb & Stucky Interiors $1,425,000 MLS 215030584 Pam Olsen 239.464.6873 WEST BAY BEACH & GOLF CLUB ANCHORAGE Lovely Courtyard Pool Home w/Lake View All Bathrooms & Kitchen Updated $820,000 MLS 216023429 Linda Ramsey 239.405.3054 BONITA BAY CORDOBA 2 BR + Den, 2 BA, Spa Home Clive Daniel Designed Model Home $525,000 MLS 216042811 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 NEW LISTING LELY RESORT SAVONA 3 Bedrooms + Den, Over 1,900 S.F. Beautiful Pool, 2-Car Garage $425,900 MLS 216040869 Ann Spellman 239.841.0240 NEW LISTING GRANDEZZA NAPLES 2-Story Villa w/Large Loft, 2 BR, 2.5 BA Less Than 1 Mile to the Beach & Mercato $350,000 MLS 216020353 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 PELICAN RIDGE BONITA SPRINGS Furnished 2 BR + Den, 2 BA Condo Beautiful Lake & Sunset Views $285,000 MLS 216031214 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 LAS BRISAS AT SPANISH WELLS
LITTLE HICKORY ISLAND Amazing Investment Opportunity w/Rental History 3 UnitsEach 2 BR, 2 BA, Approx. 1,100 S.F. $1,250,000 MLS 216041946 Loretta Young, Team LaVita 239.450.5022 NEW LISTING BONITA BEACH NAPLES 1.5 Acre Lot Gated Community, Build Your Dream Home $795,000 MLS 213015237 Roger Stening 239.770.4707 NAPLES CLUB ESTATES SAGE MEADOW Low Density Bundled Golf Furnished 3 BR, 3 BA $510,000 MLS 216015464 Bette Pitzer 239.560.2627 COPPERLEAF AT THE BROOKS 1065 Borghese LN. #206 World Class Golf & Amenities Galore Spacious 3 BR, 3.5 BA $425,000 MLS 216023913 Starr Whiting 239.404.1219 OPEN 7/17 1: 00 PM 4 : 00 PM HAMMOCK BAY ESTERO 2 BR + Den, 2 BA Penthouse End Unit Walk to Shopping, Movies, 20+ Restaurants $337,000 MLS 216005294 Gary Ryan 239.273.6796 THE RESIDENCE AT COCONUT POINT NAPLES DiVosta Built 2 BR, 2 BA Capri Model Home is Light & Bright w/Eastern Exposure $285,000 MLS 216015990 John Aycock 239.777.9898 ISLAND WALK PARK SHORE 3 Bedrooms + Den, 3.5 Bathrooms, 2-Car Garage Soaring Ceilings, Great Floor Plan $1,175,000 MLS 216008506 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 LUSSO VILLAS NAPLES Toll Brothers Custom Lakefront Home 2-Story, 3 BR + Den, 3.5 BA, Pool Home $757,000 MLS 216026353 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 AVIANO BONITA SPRINGS Beautifully Upgraded Pool Home 2 BR + Den/Home Office, 2 BA $499,900 MLS 216026141 Jim Griffith, Boeglin Team 239.322.2409 MARBELLA AT SPANISH WELLS ESTERO 4 BR, 2 BA, Upgraded Pool Home Formal Living & Dining, Open Kitchen/Family Rm. $419,000 MLS 216026604 Mike Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.340.5455 MARSH LANDING NAPLES 400 Steps to 5th Ave S. 2 BR, 2 BA Townhouse $329,000 MLS 216032869 Roger Stening 239.770.4707 BEAUMER NAPLES Best Buy in Quail West to Build Your Dream Home Over an Acre, Buy Now and Build Later $249,900 MLS 216032109 Patti Fortune & Charles Goff 239.272.8494 QUAIL WEST NEW ROOF 8/15/15 4 BR Home in Very Desirable Location West of 41 and Close to Your Own Private Beach $1,125,000 MLS 215018171 Mark Semeraro 239.370.2455 MOORINGS SAN MARINO Updated 3 BR, 2 BA Carriage Home Bamboo Floors in Living Area & Lanai $749,900 MLS 216026754 Kathy Mahoney 239.404.0677 NEW PRICE PELICAN BAY SANCTUARY Beautiful Lake View 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Condo w/Carport $480,000 MLS 216029881 Jim Hiester 239.919.9508 PELICAN BAY NAPLES Tropical 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Home Heated Swimming Pool w/Private Kid's Playground $389,900 MLS 216016254 Ted Libby 239.572.0403 MOON LAKE ESTERO 3 BR, 2.5 BA, 2-Car Garage, 2,000 S.F. $30,000 Recent Updates $328,000 MLS 216042889 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 NEW LISTING MEADOWS OF ESTERO NAPLES Furnished 2nd Floor Unit 2 BR, 2 BA, Great Golf Course Views $195,000 MLS 215072044 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 GLADES GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB NAPLES 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Bathrooms, Furnished Commanding Views of the Gulf $1,099,000 MLS 215056701 Doug Haughey 239.961.1561 PELICAN BAY NAPLES Lowest Priced Camelot Townhouse Amenities Galore $650,000 MLS 216023509 Vito Bauer 239.777.7080 PELICAN BAY AVALON BORDEAUX CLUB Third Floor, 2 BR, 2 BA Condo Furnished + Extra Storage $475,000 MLS 216025749 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 MOORINGS WATERFRONT NAPLES 5 BR, 3 BA w/Golf Course Views Beautifully Appointed, Must See to Believe $379,000 MLS 216040155 Dodona Roboci, The Roboci Team 239.776.8123 NEW PRICE VALENCIA COUNTRY CLUB ESTERO Fantastic Location Active Adult, Gated Community 2 BR + Study, 2 BA, 2-Car Garage $324,900 MLS 216032948 Jamie Lienhardt 239.565.4268 CASCADES BOATERS & BEACH LOVERS 2 BR, 2 BA & Family Room Built-In Bar, Extra Large Fenced Yard $187,000 MLS 216040296 Jamie Lienhardt 239.565.4268 NEW PRICE MCGREGOR VISTA
Sue@SueMyhelic.com SueMyhelic.com Bermuda Links $226,500Immaculate 2BR, 2BA, 2nd oor unit with lake view. Freshly painted, new appliances & new carpeting. Huntington Lakes $219,0002BR, 2BA, 2nd oor unit with vaulted ceilings & beautiful lake view. Community Pool/tennis/exercise room. Huntington Lakes $229,0002BR, 2BA, plus den, 1st oor turkey furnished condo. Fantastic lake view & electric hurricane shutters. MOVE-IN READY! MINUTES TO THE BEACH! TEE OFF ON BONITA FAIRWAYS GOLF COURSE! This former model constructed by Gulfshore Homes with interior by Collins & DuPont sits on an oversized lot with 350 feet of lakefront and golf course views in Mediterra. It has desirable southwest rear exposure, and there are no other homes within view. Its 6,409 square feet includes four bedrooms plus an office and 5 baths. Theres also a four-car garage and plenty of extra yard for lawn games or future expansion of the home. And its just a short walk to the award-winning amenities of the Mediterra golf and sports clubs. The new owner can bypass the golf membership waitlist and become a full golf member immediately. David William Auston of Amerivest Realty has the listing for $4,995,000. To arrange a showing, call 273-1376 or e-mail David@DavidNaples.com. Company forecasts housing, commercial needs for the future SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYVeteran professional engineers and urban planners Paul Van Buskirk and David Farmer announce the formation of Metro Forecasting Models LLC, a hightech company that provides forecasts for population, housing and commercial demand for communities nationwide. Headquartered in Bonita Springs, Metro Forecasting Models employs a team of GIS professionals, a software designer, an economist and a research assistant. The firms state-of-the-art models have been used by local governments and private industry for more than 35 years. The firms Interactive Growth Model, a nationally recognized forecasting tool for its accuracy and the value of its applications, has been developed into the IGM Version 3. The IGM has been recognized in several American Planning Magazine articles and has received two American Planning Association awards. The IGM often leads to surprising results, says Mr. Van Buskirk. Its a time machine in a way. Change is coming, and this forecasting model empowers our clients, whether local government or private industry, to maximize fiscal performance and prepare for it. Metro Forecasting Models currently offers two basic models: The Metro Forecasting Aggregate Model forecasts population growth and when and where there is demand for housing (single-family and multi-family units) and commercial (retail and office) for an entire metro area. The Metro Forecasting Disaggregate Model breaks down the metro areas into hundreds or thousands of zones for forecasts for each zone, collecting data at the parcel level. This more detailed model also offers speSEE FORECAST, B15 House Hunting: REAL ESTATEFLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 | B10WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM 15810 Savona Way Mediterra COURTESY PHOTOS
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 REAL ESTATE B11 Re/Max Distinction currently has positions available in all locations. If youre interested in an exciting career in real estate, and would like more information about Re/Max Distinction, please contact Crystal at firstname.lastname@example.org. OLDE NAPLES (MAIN) 821 5th Avenue South, Suite 102 Naples, Florida 34102 | VINEYARDS | BONITA SPRINGS | ISLAND WALK 4678 NAVASSA LN $468,500 Patti Truman 239.293.8228 MOON LAKE 1145 JARDIN DRIVE $389,000 lowest fees Naples has to offer for a Brandon Chicoine 520.548.9745 AVE MARIA 5254 FERRARI AVE $359,900 Susan Heller 239.280.0939 VANDERBILT TOWERS 1 BLUEBILL AVE #605 $210,000 Susan Thomas 754.368.1644 Marvin Development unveils the Captiva in Naples Reserve SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe third single-family custom model home at Naples Reserve, the Captiva by Marvin Development, is now open in developer iStars 688-acre community. The three-bedroom, three-bath Captiva in the Parrot Cay neighborhood features Southern Coastal architecture with stacked limestone accents, wood trim and lap siding detailing. Inside, a palette of sea-glass blues and greens against grays and off-white backgrounds, white-washed oak flooring, wainscoting and white-painted tongue-and-groove ceilings convey a welcoming ambience. The model offers 3,166 square feet of interior living space and an open floor plan emphasizing indoor and outdoor living. There is a great room, dining room, wine bar, den and three-car garage. The outdoor living area encompasses 825 square feet and includes a complete kitchen, fireplace and rolldown screens as well as a pool/spa. In its total 4,877 square feet, the Captiva incorporates numerous waterand energy-conserving green features, including two 16 SEER air conditioning systems, upgraded insulation, Energy Star appliances, Low-E windows and doors and materials that do not impact indoor air quality. The Captiva model is priced at $1,375,000, fully furnished by Norris Furniture and Interiors. Parrot Cay includes 79 homesites overlooking the 125-acre Eagle Lake and two additional lakes. Naples Reserve offers a relaxed yet active lifestyle, featuring lakefront amenities and 22 lakes, including Eagle Lake with a large tiki hut on the destination Lost Island. Lakes provide prime opportunities for kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding and scenic vistas from the communitys residences and various amenities along the waters edge. Eagle Lake stretches a mile long against the Picayune Strand State Forest, a 76,000-acre state park with protected pinelands, cypress swamps, marshes and abundant wildlife. Planned lakefront amenities at Naples Reserve include a tennis and pickleball ball complex, two pools, bocce ball courts, a 6,500-squarefoot community center and a separate 3,500-square-foot fitness club. Naples Reserve residents enjoy complimentary one-year social memberships at Walkers Hideaway Marina of Naples, a yacht club along the Gordon River offering a marina, indoor storage for 600 boats, two waterside restaurants, outdoor pool and sauna, and access to Naples Bay. iStar has completed the communitys initial amenities, including the gatehouse, an elevated cobblestone entry bridge, the island and tiki hut and the Outrigger Welcome Center with a wraparound porch overlooking the lake and floating docks. Naples Reserve is planned for 1,154 lakefront single-family homes built by Southwest Floridas premier homebuilders and priced from the mid-$300,000s to more than $1.5 million. Entrance to the community is off U.S. 41, two miles southeast of the Collier Boulevard intersection. Visit the Outrigger Welcome Center at 14891 Naples Reserve Circle or go to naplesreserve.com for more information. COURTESY PHOTOSThe Captiva by Marvin Development. The master bath in the Captiva model, which was furnished by Norris Furniture and Interiors.
No. ONE FLORIDA BASED REAL ESTATE COMPANY BY SALES VOLUME* 1060 Galleon Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216005412 $6,250,000 3250 Gin Lane Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 215002707 $9,250,000 1952 Crayton Road Patrick OConnor 239.293.9411 Web ID WEST070616IHE $1,200,000 Holly Greens Villa #209 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216043868 $535,000 595 21st Avenue Walter Patrick/James Bates 239.961.3973 Web ID NADL063016IHE $5,495,000 1877 6th Street South Marybeth Brooks 239.272.6867 Web ID ALLE031816IHE $7,700,000 685 2nd Street South Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID LARS063016IHE $4,850,000 615 Harbour Drive Catherine McAvoy 239.370.2539 Web ID 216007399 $879,000 590 Palm Circle East Deb Welch 239.293.5294 Web ID 215065517 $3,695,000 430 2nd Avenue North Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216028485 $2,200,000 Olde Naples Villas #2B Jamie Dockweiler 239.216.3753 Web ID 216028550 $675,000 1265 Tuna Court Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 216010879 $3,995,000 596 6th Avenue North Debron Fowles 239.826.6655 Web ID 216012001 $2,749,000 Aria #501 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.216.1973 Web ID 216006279 $3,900,000 La Mer #405 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216037259 $1,295,000 Colonade #1601 Vanya/Dimo Demirev 239.565.0550 Web ID 216044270 $875,000 3 04 Turtle Hatch Road Dayle Cartwright 239.595.7853 Web ID 216042891 $4,000,000 Brittany #V18 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 216013442 $2,495,000 Calais #B-203 Kim/Dean Rose 239.404.7203 Web ID 216041902 $719,000 Glencove #408 Linda Ohler 239.404.6460 Web ID 216043299 $359,900 Toscana #1602 Leah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 Web ID 216042456 $2,288,000 Grosvenor #905 Sharon Kiptyk 239.777.3899 Web ID 216044229 $875,000 Egrets Walk #101 Cynthia Miles 239.273.3449 Web ID 216044205 $415,000 Seasons PH 2001 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID DAVI070816IHE $16,900,000 675 Venezia Grande Drive Tom/Tess McCarthy 239.243.5520 Web ID SELW070116IHE $1,995,000 Mont Claire #O-201 Gayle Fawkes 239.250.6051 Web ID 216044589 $734,900 7482 Martinique Terrace Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 216003471 $835,000 7664 Sussex Court Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216023625 $724,500 80 Fountain Circle Charlina McGee 239.770.1911 Web ID 216042833 $357,000 A vellino Isles #201 J oanne MacLeod 239.272.7679 Web ID 216044323 $849,000 1672 Galleon Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID GOLD060116IHE $18,500,000 3750 Rum Row Tom Gasbarro 239.404.4883 Web ID 216004706 $22,950,000 1501 Ixora Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 215073380 $4,995,000 9 1752 Gulf Shore Boulevard North Heather Hobrock 239.370.3944 Web ID 216038963 $5,195,000 Biltmore #1502 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 216013177 $4,399,000 196 Eugenia Drive Jerry Wachowicz 239.777.0741 Web ID KEAT070816IHE $2,875,000 8088 Tiger Lily Drive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 216043907 $699,000 YOUR LOCALLY OWNED PARTNER WITH A GLOBAL REACH PORT ROYAL THE MOORINGS // COQUINA SANDS OLD NAPLES // AQUALANE SHORES // ROYAL HARBOR PARK SHORE PELICAN BAY BAY COLONY PELICAN MARSH NAPLES & SURROUNDS
Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends Top 500 OVER $4 BILLION IN SALES VOLUME IN 2015 Over 900 associates and employees 36 locations throughout Florida and North Carolina Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each oce is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. Property information herein is derived from various sources including, but not limited to, county records and multiple listing services, and may include approximations. Al l information is deemed accurate and neither suggests nor infers that Premier Sothebys International Realty participated as either the listing or cooperating agent or broker in the sale or purchase of the properties depicted. 2016 REAL Trends 500 brok erages by residential sales volume. *Residential and commercial 19,000 ASSOCIATES | 835 OFFICES WORLDWIDE 63 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES GLOBALLY | 36 PREMIER SOTHEBYS INTERNATIONAL REALTY LOCATIONS 1473 Anhinga Pointe Melissa Williams 239.248.7238 Web ID 209007441 $3,950,000 1347 Noble Heron Way Fahada Saad 239.595.8500 Web ID 216035625 $2,245,000 1302 Noble Heron Way Melissa Williams 239.248.7238 Web ID 215070811 $1,895,000 2841 Capistrano Way Fahada Saad 239.595.8500 Web ID 216035363 $2,290,000 Aqua #I-505 Heather Hobrock 239.370.3944 Web ID 216010630 $1,995,000 Grande Dominica #202 Gayle Fawkes 239.250.6051 Web ID 216011467 $949,900 Bolero #15-2 Julie Rembos 239.595.1809 Web ID 216006779 $755,000 225 Conners Avenue Clint Parsons 239.273.1474 Web ID DONI060116IHE $3,499,000 2757 Medallist Lane Erik David Barber 323.513.6391 Web ID 215047014 $1,285,000 449 Willet Avenue Whitney Brown 239.404.7109 Web ID 216007190 $3,500,000 1281 Mimosa Court Cynthia Corogin 239.393.6747 Web ID 215066518 $1,700,000 305 Henderson Court Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 216043209 $1,495,000 786 Whiskey Creek Drive Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 215070543 $950,000 Belize #2504 Jane Bond 239.595.9515 Web ID 215071682 $6,999,000 818 Magnolia Court Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216044122 $1,150,000 Laguna #204 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 216044490 $375,000 Marengo #201 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 213501789 $399,000 11691 Mckenna Avenue Deb Costa 440.669.1254 Web ID 216042817 $250,000 9107 Spring Run Boulevard Roxanne Jeske 239.450.5210 Web ID 216044533 $329,000 Wild Pines #104 Harriet Harnar 239.273.5443 Web ID 216025522 $169,000 16447 Captiva Drive Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 Web ID 216043699 $3,750,000 5413 Whispering Willow Way Fern Ritacca 239.405.6210 Web ID 216043774 $449,999 Crossings #402 Harriet Harnar 239.273.5443 Web ID 215066139 $479,000 3381 Cypress Marsh Drive Vanya/Dimo Demirev 239.565.0550 Web ID 216040177 $799,000 13751 Pondview Circle Vanya/Dimo Demirev 239.565.0550 Web ID 216039145 $2,000,000 Menaggio #101 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216007406 $549,000 Cherry Oaks #201 ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 216042404 $499,000 Mirage #304 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216038652 $940,000 Cherry Oaks #101 ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 216043197 $369,000 11080 Cherry Drive Roxanne Jeske 239.450.5210 Web ID 216044055 $489,000 9 281 Mercato Way Mary Kavanagh 616.957.4428 Web ID 216031672 $2,115,000 Altaira #1102 Fahada Saad 239.595.8500 Web ID 216041097 $1,370,000 BONITA BAY BONITA SPRINGS & SURROUNDSFIFTH AVENUE | 239.434.8770CENTRAL 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 SANIBEL // CAPTIVA // FORT MYERS PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM GREY OAKS NORTH NAPLES VANDERBILT BEACH MARCO ISLAND FIDDLERS CREEK
Majestic Palms condominium attracts buyers looking for a new home in a prime location at a tremendous valueSince launching sales earlier this year, the Majestic Palms condominium community has proven to be the perfect choice among buyers looking for a prime location in a prestigious neighborhood at a very competitive price. Majestic Palms is being developed by JAXI CMD in the desirable area of Iona in Fort Myers. The final condominium to be built in the prestigious Royal Pointe community, Majestic Palms will feature just 80 luxurious residences in a gated, private neighborhood. Located just minutes from the beautiful sandy beaches of Sanibel and Fort Myers, Majestic Palms offers twoand threebedroom spacious residences. Preconstruction prices start at $187,000. Majestic Palms will consist of two, 4-story buildings including spacious residences featuring balconies, walk-in closets in the master suite, spacious great rooms, open floor plans, and every home comes with an assigned, personal carport. We are extremely pleased with the exciting reception the new community has received since opening our sales gallery just a few months ago, says Sales and Marketing Director Barbara Bengochea-Perez. Buyers are attracted to the condominiums central location in a gated community as well as the fact that our homes are very spacious and are a great value, she adds. Majestic Palms prime location just off historic McGregor Boulevard is just minutes from the beaches of Sanibel and Fort Myers, as well as a multitude of merchants and shopping centers, schools, fine restaurants and high-profile sports-and-entertainment venueslike the CenturyLink Sports Complex and JetBlue Park. The community also provides easy access to major travel routes and the Southwest Florida International Airport. For more information, please visit the sales gallery at 11561 Majestic Palms Blvd., Suite 110 in Fort Myers. The sales gallery is open 7 days a week. You may also call (239) 500-5294 Option #2, or visit online at www.MajesticPalmsCondominiums.com. B14 WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY THE GARDENS AT BEACHWALKSAILBOAT ACCESS LOT CALL TIM FOR YOUR PRIVATE SHOWINGTimothyJBlanton@yahoo.com239.246.8952TimBlantonREALTOR www.TopProducerTim.comMILLION DOLLAR PRODUCER PREMIUM SAILBOAT DIRECT ACCESS LOT NEAR SANIBEL AND FORT MYERS BEACH CONDOOVERSIZED WATER FRONTAGE WITH A LARGE DOCK No bridges to beautiful Charlotte Harbor. Now is the time to purchase this waterfront lot and build your dream home. Make sure when you are looking at lots to ask how much waterfront you have....This lot offers oversized water frontage with a large dock already installed. Enjoy watching the sunset on your private dock. This premium lot offers a large view of the canal. Drive by and speak to our friendly neighbors. Welcome to beautiful The Gardens at Beachwalk!! Come to beautiful Fort Myers and enjoy living near Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach. Enjoy the beach during the day and a short ride home to your resort-style living at The Gardens at Beachwalk with the beautiful community pool. This is what you have been waiting, 3 bedrooms and two full baths. Condo is located on the second oor with glass sliders out to your private balcony. As you enter the unit you are greeted with a dining area and a kitchen with a bar overlooking the living room. The condo offers a split oor plan with the master bedroom on one side and the two guest bedrooms on the other side of the condo. Again this condo is 3 bedrooms and great for a family to enjoy!! The community offers a community pool, tness room and club house!! Make this condo your next home!! Call Tim for your private showing today!!
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 REAL ESTATE B15 Located between Sarasota and Naples, an enchanted paradise of sea and sky awaits. Useppa boasts abundant natural beauty, Old Florida ambiance and barefoot luxury. This exclusive private island is accessible only by air or water. Residents and visitors are enamored by another time and place...where adults play croquet and ride bikes, where afternoons are spent soaking in the sun, or on the water and where children are free to explore and dream. Home to 110 residences, this island jewel offers tranquility, year-round recreation, modern conveniences and amenities. There are no cars just golf carts; No stop signs, only turtle crossings. Brian and Mary McColgan are no newcomers to Useppa. Resident Real Estate Specialists, they discovered and made their home on Useppa Island in 1985, initially commuting from Atlanta, Ga. Weve welcomed many new faces to Useppa. Young professionals and families from near and far have discovered Useppa as the perfect place to unplug and escape their demanding schedules, says Mary McColgan. Some residents have been here for generations. Weve watched children grow up and return with little ones of their own to play hiden-seek, chase butterflies and learn to swim. Distinguished by its Old Florida architecture and lush tropical foliage, homes on Useppa range from $500,000 to over $2M. From expansive single family homes, to coastal cottages and quaint villas, the Island promises a perfect home for any size family. Amenities include a restaurant and marina, tennis and bocce courts, croquet lawns and a community pool. Theres also a fitness center and lawn chess, along with world renowned fishing. Useppas welcoming community has become the destination of professionals, retirees and families who seek more out of life, with far fewer distractions. Both Young and Young-at-Heart have discovered Useppa Island -Paradise Without a Passport! Brian and Mary McColgan, Realtors with Keller Williams Realty and Useppa residents for 30+ years, happily show and share their paradise with all interested.Discover Useppa Island 239.410.7850Fall in love with Useppa Island JackiStrategos.com Today!Richard DrosteREALTOR239email@example.com Vertical living at its best. Nothing can compete with this stunning view. 2 BR/2 BA, spacious. DELA PARK PLACE #204 $625,000 CLOSE TO BEACH Eye candy great curb appeal. Live on the water, dock/lift/ jet ski lifts. 3 BR/2 BA. Original owner. Loads of upgrades. 1660 GALLEON COURT $874,500 QUICK OUT TO GULFJacki Strategos GRI, CREN 239-370-1222JStrategos@att.net www.jackistrategos.com Jackistrategos239 Ready to move right in, eat-in kitchen, laundry in unit, deeded carport, 2nd oor unit. GLENEAGLES/DEERWOOD$199,900 POOL/LANDSCAPED VIEW Stylish decor, awesome oor plan. Corner lot for privacy. 3 BR/2 BA + den. Outstanding lanai. 7522 GARIBALDI COURT $469,900 AMENITIES GALOREcific sub-models such as the demand for industrial, hotels/motels, schools, parks, libraries and fire and police stations, as well as the need for water and sewer utilities and storm water runoff. Metro Forecasting Models has completed aggregate forecasting reports of population, housing and commercial demand in five-year increments from 2015 to build-out for Lee and Collier counties and for Greeley, Colo.; Asheville and Wilmington, N.C.; and Auburn, Ala. The Lee County report forecasts a total population of 725,585 and total housing demand for 426,998 units in the year 2020. The firm is now developing IGM Version 3 forecasting models and generating more specific data for Cape Coral, Estero, Bonita Springs, Lehigh Acres and North Port in Florida as well as for Asheville, N.C., and Auburn, Ala. These disaggregated models will be completed for 20 additional metro areas within 36 months in Utah, California, Oregon and Colorado. As we continue to introduce this proprietary methodology into other high growth areas across the country, we anticipate expanding our current staff from five to 25, Mr. Farmer says. A licensed professional engineer, Mr. Van Buskirk is a charter member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and the American Planning Association. He taught at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the urban and environmental Studies program and has been an adjunct professor at Barry University and Florida Gulf Coast University. The author of several published studies on urban modeling, he is a recipient of the Charles Evans Hughes Award from the American Society for Public Administration. Mr. Farmer began his career in the land development industry in 1989 and is a nationally recognized professional engineer and Certified City Planner with extensive experience in real estate development, planning and civil engineering, modeling and infrastructure design and construction. A former chairman of the Southwest Florida District Council for the Urban Land Institute, he is also is a national instructor for the ULI. For more information on Metro Forecasting Models or to download any of the firms free population, housing or commercial demand reports, visit metroforecasting.com. FORECASTFrom page 9
B16 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsImmokalee 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 Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$200,000 >$300,000 >$400,000 >$500,000 >$600,000 >$700,000 >$800,000 >$1,000,000 >$2,000,000 >$3,000,000 >$4,000,000 >$5,000,000 >$6,000,000 >$9,000,000 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.NaplesMarco Island 37 38
INSIDE BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.comWhile most local theater companies take a break from staging shows in favor of hosting camps this time of year, The Studio Players (formerly Lets Put on A Show Productions) debuts Things Being What They Are at 8 p.m. Friday, July 22, at the Golden Gate Community Center. Premiered in 2003 at the Seattle Repertory Theatre, playwright Wendy McLeods two-person show is a study of modern masculinity. Touted as the Felix and Oscar of the 21st century, Ms. McLeods Bill and Jack are far more complicated than just two guys drowning in brewskis on the couch. Bill, played by Kevin Hendricks, has just moved out of the suburbs and is waiting for the arrival of his furniture and unfaithful wife. Jack, played by Keith Gahagan, is his irreverent neighbor and the epitome of the loud and noisy houseguest who wont leave. The pair forms an unlikely bond as their conversations stray from typical dudespeak to meaningful and unexpected explorations of marriage, commitment and mortality. Its an interesting twist, company founder Scott Lilly says about the twoman play written by a woman. Its a womans perspective on infidelity. It goes beyond these two men drinking beers and having guy talk. Theres a message to the play. Mr. Lilly likens the script to a malefocused version of Nora and Delia Ephrons play, L ove, Loss and What I Wore, in that its a middle-aged reflection on gendered life experiences. Its also a comedy that positions Bill and Studio Players present a study of modern masculinity SEE PLAYERS, C20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTFLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 | SECTION CWWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM SEE NAKED, C4Two Aussies with nothing to hide delight in all things taboo BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.comWhen Christopher Wayne was a boy practicing magic tricks in Australia, he wanted to look like a traditional magician. He didnt have a top hat, but hed throw a bed sheet over his shoulders as a pretend cape. Now that hes an adult and a professional magician, he performs his magic in the nude.Smooth sailingAll aboard with Young Executives of the David Lawrence Center, and more to-dos around town. C21-23 Great reading Book reviewer Phil Jason likens new guide to a minor masterpiece. C2 C Level gets an AFood critic Drew Sterwald says Bonita bistro makes the grade. C27 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
C2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY FLORIDA WRITERSEcologically informed guidebook for southern Florida is a landmark successAn Ecotourists Guide to the Everglades & the Florida Keys by Robert Silk. Foreword by Clyde Butcher. University Press of Florida. 216 pages. Trade paperback, $16.95.Because Robert Silk is both knowledgeable and passionate about his subject, there was a good chance his book would be a success. Add the long years of experience Mr. Silk has had sharpening his craft as a writer, and the result is something like a minor masterpiece. Though written for the breed of tourist recently defined as eco-aware or eco-sensitive, Mr. Silks well-planned and fact-filled guide can be a source of knowledge, entertainment and inspiration to anyone interested in the wide-open spaces of South Florida and Southwest Florida. He gives these coastal sections of the peninsula and the inlands that connect them the encompassing name southern Florida. As Mr. Silk helps us imaginatively discover the vast protected areas available for our relaxed exploration, he provides the context of water management and mismanagement that has led to the various restoration projects that are renewing the health of these collaborative ecosystems: the swamplands and forests of the Everglades, and the string of islands collectively known as the Florida Keys. These distinct systems depend on and complete one another while maintaining experiential uniqueness for the visitor. The author selects for us the optimum times of the year for our ecotourist adventures, while letting us know that any time will do if its all that we have: Just be ready for the extreme heat, the regular downpours, and the ferocious mosquitoes if you explore during the summer months. He prepares for us the strong points of each public site, covering national and state parks, preserves and animal refuges, whether large, small or almost secret. He also attends to the private businesses that live off and accessorize these public natural wonders: restaurants, camps, bike rentals and rentals of small, armpowered watercraft. He offers his favorites and shares which ones others favor, always providing contact information. Salivate if you must over Mr. Silks descriptions of such places as Big Cypress National Preserve, Ivy House Bed and Breakfast, Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park, Lara Quinn Wild Bird Sanctuary, Collier Seminole State Park, Marathon Turtle Hospital, the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, Redland Fruit and Spice Park and (take a deep breath) Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park. Find out where to observe the alligators and crocodiles, the roseate spoonbills, Key deer, great white herons, panthers, manatees and the hundreds and hundreds of species (many unique to this environment) that make these expanses home. Do you just like scenery? Mr. Silk has expert suggestions. By airboat? More suggestions. By canoe? More suggestions. On foot through mucky waters? His advice is sound. And dont forget to stop and smell the orchids. Mr. Silk gives special emphasis to certain topics by presenting his words against a gray background. This treatment highlights sections on Invasive Species, Birding Southern Florida, Cypress Domes, Key West Cemetery and Homesteads Mexican Restaurants, among other items of interest. An Ecotourists Guide is made even more reader friendly by the abundance of illustrations it contains, many of them photographs by the author. And for readers who need to go back to check on some information in the book, he provides an efficient index. The style and substance of this fine book, more one side of a friendly conversation than academic tome, makes it a valuable item for any resident of southern Florida, and a splendid gift item as well. About the authorRobert Silk is the Florida tourism and airlines editor for Travel Weekly and a former senior staff writer for the Key West Citizen/Florida Keys Free Press. He has also written for the Chicago Tribune and Miami Herald, among other publications. 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. philJASONphiljreviews@gmail.com SILK
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 C3 ZootopiaFeaturing the voices of Kristen Bell and Tommy Chong Rated: PG TUESDAY, JULY 19th, 8:30p On the lawn across from Naples Flatbread and Yogurbella LOCATED JUST NORTH OF VANDERBILT BEACH ROAD ON U.S. 41239.254.1080 | MercatoShops.com Free Admission | Lawn Chairs Welcome SPONSORED BY Food, Drinks & Popcorn Available A showcase of local music, art, complimentary tastings and great shopping & dining deals. EVERY Tuesday from 6-8pm. For details join the e-newsletter at MercatoShops.com. 239.434.6533/thirdstreetsouth.com Every Saturday Morning from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Featuring Dozens of Vendors All Summer LongIn the Parking Lot behind Tommy Bahama between Third & Gordon Drive THIS WEEK ON WGCUTVTHURSDAY, JULY 14, 10 P.M. Miss Fishers Murder Mysteries Season 1, Murder Most Scandalous Phryne goes undercover as a fan dancer and Jack visits the bordello where the rich and powerful go to play. The police are definitely not welcome to try to catch the real killer. FRIDAY, JULY 15, 9 P.M. The Great British Baking Show Season 2, Bread See how the remaining 10 bakers prepare to brave bread, including quick breads in the Signature challenge. The Technical calls for baguettes. For the Showstopper, the bakers must create edible 3D bread sculptures. Who will rise to the occasion? SATURDAY, JULY 16, 10:30 P.M. Are You Being Served A large store in London, Gracce Bros., is still run on hierarchical lines. Each member of the staff know his/her place in theory. SUNDAY, JULY 17, 10:30 P.M. The Tunnel, Part 5 The third truth begins as Benji carries out his Samurai mission. Sophies life is now at stake and police believe they can use her to stop the terrorists rampage. Karl gets more than he bargained for while visiting Charlotte. MONDAY, JULY 18, 8 P.M. PBS NewsHour: Convention Coverage Tune in for gavel-to-gavel primetime coverage of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff co-anchor for PBS NewsHour in partnership with NPR. Coverage will also be available via live streaming. TUESDAY, JULY 19, 8 P.M. PBS NewsHour: Convention Coverage WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 8 P.M. PBS NewsHour: Convention Coverage THURSDAY, JULY 21, 8 P.M. PBS NewsHour: Convention Coverage PBS NewsHour: Convention Coverage, July 18-21 The Tunnel, July 17
C4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYThe dry cleaning bill is very, very low, he quips. Mr. Wayne and fellow magician Mike Tyler bill themselves as The Naked Magic Show. Its not just a clever name. Yes, by the end of the show, we are completely naked, he says, promising non-stop laughter, incredible magic and two Aussies wearing nothing but a top hat to those who see the show Friday evening, July 29, at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Theyre not like fellow naked Aussies who had a hit with Puppetry of the Penis, in which they perform origami with their genitalia. Theres a big difference between us and Puppetry of the Penis, Mr. Wayne says. (With their show,) youre watching two guys tie their d*cks in knots. (Ours) is an interactive magic show. Puppetry of the Penis was a beer. Were a cocktail, he adds. Were a classier experience. Mr. Wayne and Mr. Tyler have a saying they use in their show and in their publicity: Good magicians dont need sleeves. Great magicians dont need pants. Being in the buff does make doing magic more challenging, he confesses. From a performing perspective, its quite difficult for us, he says. We do incredible magic; no sleeves, no pants, nowhere for us to hide at all. What magic acts do they perform? Mr. Wayne doesnt want to give too much away. Were like Penn and Teller, but were Show and Teller, he says. They both wear suits, but we both wear our birthday suits. The Naked Magic Show includes audience participation, he says, with usually one or two audience members onstage with them. But the jokes never on them, he says. One trick in the act involves every single person in the audience. Its the first time magic has left the stage and is in the hands of the audience, he says. He describes the finale as the craziest, wildest thing people have ever seen. I cant tell you exactly what we do, but its pandemonium. Its the funniest, most magical and confronting thing youve seen. We get to see the audiences face for that finale: people crying with laughter, covering their faces with shock. Its the most delightful thing weve ever seen. Its not a traditional magic act, he stresses, although like every classic magic act, it does include a rabbit. But theirs is a stuffed toy. We take him everywhere we go, says Mr. Wayne. His name is Snuggles.Naked beginningsMr. Wayne was the first Australian magician to have his own TV series. More Than Magic aired in Australia, New Zealand, England and the U.S. It really made my career, he says about traveling around Australia doing street magic and stage shows for the television program. He was also the head comedy writer for Queenslands popular breakfast radio show, B105, for four years. It was great training for me, he says, adding it was where he learned to think quick and on the spot. Mike and I are naturally funny, he adds, so that helped us. His cohort was a high-end corporate entertainer, doing magic shows (clothed) for big businesses throughout Australia. The two met at one of those events about 3 years ago and became best friends. When they came up with the idea of The Naked Magic Show, they were both very, very sober, Mr. Wayne says. The movie Magic Mike had been released, which spurred endless jokes from friends, who started calling Mr. Tyler Magic Mike. Theyd ask, Can I see your magic wand? or Can you make your clothes disappear? And then we realized, in talking about it, that no one had ever taken magic to a naughty place. So we thought: Lets do it. Lets make the worlds first naked magic show. The first time they took their clothes off onstage, both men were terrified. But something amazing happened, Mr. Wayne says. We took off our pants and the audience screamed and clapped and cheered, and then we were never going back. Its the best part of our day, when we get to take our clothes off. The two magicians are very buff; Mr. Tyler is a former competitive swimmer who participated in the National Championships and Pan Pacific Games. I dont want to get too cocky, says Mr. Wayne, but Mike and I are both comfortable with what we have on under our clothes.American beginningsThe duos very first American show of full-frontal magic was in Florida, in Tampa. How many times have they toured America? Its the first place we ever got off of a plane in America, Mr. Wayne says, adding, America has responded to our show so well. Initially concerned that their humor might not translate, they happily discovered the show caters to that naughty side I have, you have, every single person has. The crazy thing is that the show is received even better in America, for some reason. Maybe theres a bit of novelty in our Australian accent and our Australian persona. The humor goes really, really well over here. Its definitely universal. The majority of their audiences are groups of women on a girls night out, bachelorette parties and gay men on a boys night out, he says. He and Mr. Tyler are strong proponents of gay rights (same-sex marriage is not legal in Australia yet) and were thrilled to have a gay couple propose on their stage the other night. The show is a celebration of sexuality, he says. We love that we can stand onstage and make people happy and are all-inclusive. When they come to Florida later this month, theyll be winding down a 4-month American tour that includes 75 shows in 50 cities. They wrote the show together, and it combines their personalities, their love of magic, and their love for all things taboo, Mr. Wayne says. We get to share blood, sweat and tears with people and other things. The Naked Magic Show is a full 90-minute assault, with no intermission. For us, the real magic is using these tricks to entertain people and be the best option: better than going to bed, better than having dinner, better than sitting on your phone, better than watching Netflix, better than having sex, he adds. Its never about the tricks. Its about creating pure entertainment that takes people to a very fun and a very naughty place. NAKEDFrom page 1 Naked Magic Show>> When: 8 p.m. Friday, July 29 >> Where: The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall >> Cost: $46, $66 >> Info: 481-4849 or bbmannpah.com >> Note: For ages 18 and older. Contains coarse language, sexual references and nudity. Christopher Wayne with Snuggles the rabbit and Mike Tyler will bring their naked magic show to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall July 29. Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile.Its FREE!Search Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today. Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.com Got Download?The iPad App iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. 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C6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY C6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOTHEATERCatch Me If You Can By The Naples Players at Sugden Community Theater through July 31. 263-7990 or naplesplayers.org. The Wizard of Oz By Broadway Palm Theatre on select dates through Aug. 13. 1380 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com. See review on page C10.Last of the Red Hot Lovers By the Off Broadway Palm Theatre through July 30. 1380 Colonial Blvd. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.Things Being What They Are By The Studio Players at Golden Gate Community Centers Joan Jenks Auditorium. July 22-Aug. 7. 4701 Golden Gate Parkway. letsputonashowproductions.com.THURSDAY7.14Cast Netting Learn to catch your own bait at 9:30 a.m. at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. Free with regular park admission. Registration required. 5976196 or floridastateparks.org. Armchair Travel Renaissance Academy invites guests to explore art by Dutch and Flemish masters featured in Amsterdams Rijksmuseum from 10-11:30 a.m. at Bentley Village. $20 for members, $25 for non-members. 4344737 or fgcu.edu.Donate a Dress Clive Daniel Home hosts a dress collection party from 5:307:30 p.m. to benefit PACE Center for GirlsCollier. Bring a lightly loved dress or a $20 donation to enjoy live music, wine, hors doeuvres, silent auction, shopping and more. 213-7844 or clivedaniel.com.FRIDAY7.15Creature Feature Everglades Wonder Gardens invites kids to meet a resident flamingo and enjoy themed art and stories from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free with regular admission. 992-2591 or evergladeswondergarden.com.Kids Free Friday One paying adult ($5) can bring up to five kids for free admission to the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for activities, stories and a feature film about creatures of the sea. A food truck is on site from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. No registration required. 300 Tower Road. 530-5958 or rookerybay.org.Hot Summer Nights The Collier County Sheriffs Office hosts family activities from 6-9 p.m. at McLeod Park in Everglades City. 208 S. Copeland Ave. 774-4434 or colliersheriff.org.Pop-Cultured Barnes & Noble hosts an all-ages Star Wars event at 7 p.m. with trivia, giveaways, bingo, cosplay and more. Free. 598-5200 or bn.com. SATURDAY7.16To Market, To Market The Third Street South Farmers Market keeps going through summer from 7:30-11:30 a.m. every Saturday. 434-6533 or thirdstreetsouth.com.Lifelong Learning Naples Botanical Garden hosts a workshop from 8-10 a.m. about water garden photography. $35 for members, $40 for non-members. 643-4737 or naplesgarden.org. Jazz Concert The Naples Jazzmasters take the stage from 1-3 p.m. at The Norris Center. 263-1113 or naplesjazzsociety.com.Cats Meow The Jewelry Lady Joan Millon hosts a fundraiser for Brigids Crossing Holistic Cat Sanctuary from 1:303:30 p.m. at the Arbor Trace clubhouse with a jewelry sale, brownies and door prizes. 1000 Arbor Lake Drive. brigid.com.Pop-Cultured Celebrate 20 years of Pokmon starting at 4 p.m. at Barnes & Noble at Waterside Shops. Free. 5985200 or bn.com. Summer Jazz Vodkanauts perform from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on the lawn at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club as part of the SummerJazz on the Gulf series of free concerts. 2612222 or nap lesbeachhotel.com.LBD Blue Martini in Mercato hosts a Little Black Dress Party starting at 8 p.m. Women who wear a black dress enjoy free entry and a champagne cocktail. 591-2583 or bluemartinilounge.com. The Rural Genius James Johann performs at Off the Hook Comedy Club tonight and Sunday, July 17. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or offthehookcomedy.com. SUNDAY7.17Walk the Dog Naples Botanical Garden hosts the pooch patrol from 9-11:30 a.m. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome to accompany their owners for a stroll. Free for Garden members and their canines, regular admission plus $9.95 per pooch for others. 643-4737 or naplesgarden. org.Foreign Film The FGCU Renaissance Academy screens The Castle (Australia, 1997) at 2 p.m. at the universitys Naples campus. A workingclass family fights city hall after they are told to vacate their beloved family home to allow for infrastructural expansion. $5 for academy members, $7 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or fgcu.edu.MONDAY7.18 Films for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens Therese (France, 2012) at 7 p.m. An unhappy woman struggles to break free from societal pressures. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.Origins Seminar Renaissance Academy hosts a seminar about the origins of human experience and prehistoric cave art from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Brooks Commons Club in Bonita Springs. $60 for academy members, $72 for others, includes lunch. 9930 Coconut Road. 949-3800 or fgcu.edu. TUESDAY7.19Pups on Patrol Naples Botanical Garden welcomes well-behaved, leashed dogs with their owners from 8-11 a.m. Free for Garden members and their canines, regular admission plus $9.95 per pooch for others. 643-4737 or naplesgarden.org.Free Kids Flick Paragon Pavilion presents a free screening of The Sandlot at 10 a.m. today through Thursday. 596-0008 or paragontheater.com.Terrific Tuesdays See any show at Mercatos Silverspot Cinema for just $8 every Tuesday. 592-0300 or silverspot. net. Art Lecture The FGCU Renaissance Academy hosts a lecture about historys great art heists from 1-2:30 p.m. at The Arlington. $20 for academy members, $25 for others. 7900 Arlington Circle. 307-3000 or fgcu.edu.WEDNESDAY7.20Om on the Beach Instructors from Green Monkey Yoga lead a session on the beach from 9-10 a.m. at DelnorWiggins Pass State Park. $5 plus regular admission. Registration required. 5976196 or greenmonkey.com. Local History Naples Historical Society hosts a docent-guided walking tour of the downtown historical district setting out at 9:30 a.m. from Historic Palm Cottage. 261-8164 or napleshistoricalsociety.org. Presidential Powers The FGCU Renaissance Academy hosts a lecture from 1:30-3 p.m. at the universitys Naples campus about how U.S. presidents between 1930 and the present have managed difficult times. $20 for academy members, $25 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or fgcu.edu. Trees and Roots Discover a treasure trove of American genealogical resources from 2-3 p.m. at Headquarters Library. Free, but registration required. 2385 Orange Blossom Trail. 593-0334 or collierlibrary.org.Travel Talk Preferred Travel hosts a talk from 5-6 p.m. about Oceania Cruises current offerings. Free, but reservations required. 261-1177 or preferrednaples.com. Hot Summer Nights The Collier County Sheriffs Office hosts family activities from 6-9 p.m. at Seagate Elementary School. 774-4434 or colliersheriff.org.Opera at the Movies Paragon Pavilion screens a Metropolitan Opera performance of Mozarts Cosi fan Tutte at 7 p.m. 833 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 596-0008 or paragontheaters. com. COMING UPCalling All Collectors Barnes & Noble in Waterside Shops hosts a sale of comic book collectibles starting at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 21, featuring items from Funko, Diamond and more. 598-5200 or bn.com.Up a Creek Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park hosts beginning paddleboard lessons at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 21. Free with admission, registration required. 431-0958. Wee Folk Naples Botanical Garden hosts a workshop about creating fairy gardens from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 21. $35 for members, $40 for others. 643-7275 or naplesgarden.org. Wading the Flats Lovers Key State Park invites kids ages 6 and up to explore the sea grass flats with a guide starting at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 21. Free, but registration required. 463-4588 or floridastateparks.org.Cedric the Entertainer The Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center in Bonita Springs welcomes comedian Cedric the Entertainer at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 22-23. Tickets start at $46. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389-6901 or swflpac.com. Check out photography by Naples Art Association members at The von Liebig Art Center through Friday, Aug. 5. The non-themed Pictures in Process exhibition features works including Christine Cooks Heart of Iceland, pictured here. 262-6517 or naplesart.org Preferred Travel welcomes an expert from Oceania Cruises to talk about the companys adventures on the high seas from 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, in the Wells Fargo Building at 5801 Pelican Bay Blvd. Free, but reservations required.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOJust Say No Drug Free Collier presents Raising a Drug-Free Kid in a Drug-Filled World at 6 p.m. Friday, July 22, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Guest speaker Monte Stiles is a former state and federal prosecutor who now dedicates his life to drug education. Adults and youth are welcome. Free, but reservations required. 625 111th Ave. N. 302-6717 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Sensorily Speaking Paragon Pavilion offers a lights-on, low-sound screening of Ice Age: Collision Course at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 23, for children with sensory processing disorders. 833 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 596-0008 or paragontheaters.com. Double Feature The Marco Players hosts a double feature with performances by Square 1 Improv and fiddler J. Robert starting at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 23. $20, cash or check at the door. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or themarcoplayers.com. Films for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens Amlie (France, 2001) at 7 p.m. Monday, July 25. An innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice decides to help those around her and falls in love along the way. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. History Lecture Headquarters Regional Library hosts a discussion about Andrew Jackson from 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26. Free, but registration required. 8635 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-0334 or collierlibrary.org.Indie Film Naples Film Society screens Seven Songs for a Long Life at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at Silverspot Cinema. An intimate documentary about our changing views of death with great songs. $16. Purchase tickets at website. 775-3456 or naplesfilmfest.com. Ancient Walk Tour the ancient bald cypress forest at Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, July 27. Free, but registration required. 348-9151 or corkscrew. audubon.org. 1959 Trade Center Way. Kayak Tour Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park hosts a kayak tour of Water Turkey Bay and Wiggins Pass setting out at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 28. Participants should have intermediate or above paddling skills. $15 plus regular park admission, registration required. 597-6196 or floridastateparks.org. Dog Daze Promenade at Bonita Bay hosts a pet expo from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, July 28. 472-4792 or promenadeshops. com. Love That Dress International Design Center hosts an Alice in Wonderland-themed cocktail party from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, to benefit PACE Center for Girls-Collier at Immokalee. Bring a lightly loved dress for donation. $20-$30. 449-3269 or Emily@ids1.com. Hot Summer Nights The Collier County Sheriffs Office hosts family activities from 6-9 p.m. Friday, July 29, at Vineyards Community Park. 6231 Arbor Blvd. 774-4434 or colliersheriff.org. Full Frontal The Naked Magic Show gives audiences an eyeful at 8 p.m. Friday, July 29, at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. 4890326 or bbmannpah.com.Castles for Kids Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples hosts the fourth annual Castles for Kids sand-sculpting competition complete with mermaids, 7.22-23 7.14 7.16 The Southwest Florida Performing Arts The Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center in Bonita Springs welcomes comedian Center in Bonita Springs welcomes comedian Cedric the Entertainer Cedric the Entertainer at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 22-23. Tickets start at $46. and Friday, July 22-23. Tickets start at $46. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. swflpac.com swflpac.com The power lounge band Vodkanauts performs from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday on the lawn at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club as part of the free SummerJazz on the Gulf concert series. naplesbeachotel.com7.16 Let the force be with you starting at 7 p.m. Friday at Barnes & Noble in Waterside Shops, where the fun includes cosplay, Star Wars trivia contests and a chance to learn how to play the Star Wars X-Wing game. bn.com7.15 Eat brownies and buy jewelry at a fundraiser for Brigids Crossing Holistic Cat Sanctuary from 1:303:30 p.m. Saturday in the clubhouse at Arbor Trace. brigids. com Make room for more in you closet by picking out a gently loved dress or two and taking them to Clive Daniel Home from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday for donation to PACE Center for Girls-Collier. Enjoy live music, wine and hors doeuvres plus the satisfaction of contributing to the annual Love That Dress! fundraiser for PACE. lovethatdress.org
C8 WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY THE NAPLES PLAYERS AUDITIONS More information under Get Involved at www.naplesplayers.orgAuditions held at the Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Ave. S., Naples, FLRehearsals begin Aug. 22. Performances Oct. 12Nov. 6 (Rated R)We are also casting a small ensemble that sings and dances.NEEDED7 Principal Men: Ages 20-70 (Casting is exible) 3 Principal Women: Ages 20-35July 23 at 12:00 p.m. By Appointment: 434 Ext. 100 Be a part of the show! Purchase Tickets:OffTheHookComedy.comLocated Inside ROW SEAFOOD COMEDIAN JAMES JOHANN AKA Rural Genius July 14th-17th COMEDIAN STEVE HOFSTETTERJuly 21st-24thWEDNESDAY & THURSDAY HAPPY HOUR 4-7FREE COVER! Live Music by Manhattan Connection RowSeafood.com 239-389-69012500 Vanderbilt Beach Road Suite 1100, Naples, FL 34109 489 Bayfront Place, Naples 239.530.2225 $4 Margaritas Double Points Tuesday (Reward Points) $12.95 For Full Rack, Fries & Slaw Kids Eat Free! (1 child 10 and under per adult eats free from kid's menu)$19.95 For 14 oz. Cut & Two Sides Monday Tuesday Wednesday-Rib Night Thursday Friday-Prime Rib Night Ask about our NEW Tavern Customer Rewards program!!! Summer Specials! WHAT TO DOpirates and more fun from 8:30 a.m. to noon Monday, Aug. 1, at La Playa Beach & Golf Resort. Teams of four kids and one adult compete for the best sand sculpture. Registration and sponsorship opportunities are available now. Email Liz Cashman at email@example.com.Films for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens Young & Beautiful (France, 2012) at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1. A call girl remains curiously aloof about her hotel-room trysts and the money she makes. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.Recycled Percussion The Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center in Bonita Springs presents Recycled Percussion, the junk rock band made famous on Americas Got Talent, at 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. Tickets start at $25. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389-6901 or swflpac.com.Walk in Her Shoes The FGCU Renaissance Academy hosts a web walk through Anne Franks life from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at The Arlington. 7900 Arlington Cir. 307-3000 or fgcu.edu. Art Opening Marco Island Historical Museum hosts an opening reception from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, for Here and There, an exhibition of works by William Mosely. The show runs from Aug. 2-Oct. 29. Free. 180 S. Heathwood Dr. 642-1440 or colliermuseums.com. Ill Be Seeing You Marco Island Center for the Arts screens Casablanca (1942) at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12. In the early days of World War II, an American expatriate meets a former lover in Morocco. Free, but donations appreciated. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or marcoislandart.org.Return of the Double Dip The Marco Players hosts a double feature at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, with performances by Square 1 Improv and fiddler J. Robert. $20, cash or check at the door. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or themarcoplayers.com. Foreign Film The FGCU Renaissance Academy screens Everlasting Moments (Sweden, 2008) at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at the universitys Naples campus. In a time of social change and unrest, a young woman wins a camera in a lottery. $5 for academy members, $7 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or fgcu.edu.Morning Constitutional Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary welcomes early bird walkers to stroll the boardwalk from 8-11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16. $10-$25, registration required. 3489151 or corkscrew.audubon.org. Turtle Time Lovers Key State Park invites kids ages 6 and up to learn about sea turtles at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. Free, but registration required. 463-4588 or floridastateparks.org.Ancient Walk Tour the ancient bald cypress forest at Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 24. Free, but registration required. 348-9151 or corkscrew.audubon.org.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 C9 Live Entertainment on Tuesdays through Summer!O ering Daily Public CruisesSeabreeze Lunch, Dinner, Hors doeuvres A ernoon and Sunset Sightseeing Buy One, Get One Half PriceWednesday Dinners Saturday Sightseeing (12:30 & 3:00) Sunday Hors doeuvresBased on availability. Valid on adult tickets from June 4, 2016 to September 28, 2016. No other coupons or discounts apply.Welcome Aboard! Boat and jet ski rentals also available at the marina! Call 239.649.2275 for Reservations NaplesPrincessCruises.com 550 Port-O-Call Way, Naples, FL 34102The Best Events Are on the Water LEARNING THE ROPESThere are numerous kinds of oss from which to choose in order to meet your ossing needs. While unwaxed oss is best for closely spaced teeth, waxed oss is more resistant to breaking but more dicult to use in tight spaces. For cleaning between teeth that are loosely spaced, dental tape (waxed or unwaxed) is a good choice because it is broader and atter than traditional oss. Yarn-like super oss is sti enough to be threaded through implants, bridges, and other dental restorations. If you have diculty holding oss and/or tting your ngers into your mouth, try using the Y-shaped plastic tool known as a oss holder, which holds a length of oss between two prongs. Did you know that ossing can actually protect you from germs and infectionbeyond the gum line? If excess bacteria accumulate on the teeth and gums, it can quickly travel through your throat to other parts of your body. We take the time with our patients to explain their treatment options and inform them of additional preventative care. Prevention brushing, ossing, and regular professional cleanings and checkups is still the best road to optimum dental health. Please call to schedule an appointment. George M. Mantikas, DMD, LLC A Practice For Optimal Dental Fitness WHERE TO GOTwice as Entertaining The Marco Players hosts a double feature at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, with performances by Square 1 Improv and fiddler J. Robert. $20, cash or check at the door. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or themarcoplayers.com. Tater Salad Ron White, best known as the whiskey-swilling, cigar-smoking comedian from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, takes the stage at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. (800) 440-7469 or bbmannpah.com. Surprise Inside Cirque du Soleil presents Ovo Sept. 28-Oct. 2, at Germain Arena. 9487825 or germainarena.com.Boat Show The Marine Industry Association of Collier County hosts The Naples Boat Show Downtown from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15-16, at Naples City Dock. Free. 6820900 or miacc.org. Good Vibrations The Beach Boys perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. $38-$73. (800) 4407469 or bbmannpah.com. Email calendar listings and highresolution 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.Get your tickets now for The Beach Boys in concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. $38-$73. (800) 440-7469 or bbmannpah.com.
C10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOSVictor Legarreta as the Cowardly Lion, Mickey Alexon as Toto, Sarah Cammarata as Dorothy, Regan McLellan as the Scarecrow and Christopher Russell as the Tin Man. The Wizard of Oz>> When: Through Aug. 13 >> Where: The Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers >> Cost: $39 to $62 ($20 for those 18 and younger); includes buffet and show. >> Info: 278-4422 or BroadwayPalm.com Isabella Cintron as the Flying Monkey, Megan Orlowski as the Wicked Witch of the West and Sarah Cammarata as Dorothy, holding Mickey Alexson as Toto. ARTS COMMENTARYBroadway Palm follows the Yellow Brick Road to OzThe Wizard of Oz is the classic coming-of-age/quest story: A young girl leaves home and with the help of some friends goes on a quest (two, actually) and in doing so, discovers herself. She learns the importance of friends, of loyalty, and she also learns self-reliance, how to trust herself. The Broadway Palm does a solid job of retelling this tale. Its an ambitious show to stage; there are many scene changes, various unusual characters to costume, plus a tornado. Then theres the matter of comparison. So many people are familiar with the movie that they cant help but compare. But this cast manages to hold their own, especially the leads. Sarah Cammarata is a likeable, believable Dorothy. And her delivery of that iconic song, Over the Rainbow, in the first scene does not disappoint. Her dog, Toto (Mickey Alexson), a scene-stealer throughout the musical, is adorable and well behaved. Set designer Dominic Lau gives us a sepia-colored Kansas, and costume designer John P. White dresses everyone in black and white or sepia tones before everything goes Technicolor. (Dorothys black-and-white gingham dress becomes blue-and-white once she lands in Munchkinland.) Seven of the actors play double roles: one person in Kansas, then another over the rainbow. Aunt Em (Christina Tomkins), a practical but loving woman, turns into Glinda the Good Witch, bubbling over with benevolence. Uncle Henry (Dale Given), who stands up for Dorothy, becomes the whimsical Oz Gate Keeper, dressed in what looks like a green cloth Slinky. The show could have used a lot more of his silliness. Paul Bernier plays two flim-flam men: Professor Marvel, who pretends he can tell the future, and the Wizard of Oz, who pretends to be great and powerful, but isnt. Perhaps because its a presidential election year, the observation that, Some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, dont they? got a big laugh. (And because this is Southwest Florida, such a transitory place, the comment, My, people come and go so quickly here, also received a biggerthan-normal laugh of recognition.) Mr. Bernier had to do some quick ad-libbing at the end, when, handing out medals, he accidentally gave the Tin Mans heart to the Lion instead. (The Lion cleverly covered the heart with his paws, so the audience wouldnt realize it was the wrong medal.) Realizing his mistake, Mr. Bernier switched the medals, giving each to its rightful owner. The audience loved it, and laughed. And the Wizard is actually only a very fallible human anyway, so the mistake was in character. Another ad-lib came when the balloon he was to escape in got caught up and didnt glide to the staircase that was supposed to lead up to it. The audience again, laughed, but it was laughter of acceptance, not ridicule. Megan Orlowski plays the evil, Totohating Miss Gulch and the Wicked Witch. Attacking her roles with great zest, she might be too scary for very young children. (As an adult, I remain terrified of the flying monkeys that jump about and chatter and wear giant black bat wings on the backs of their red outfits.) Ms. Orlowski threatens and taunts her way through the show and is scary even without her green make-up. The farmhands, of course, become Dorothys friends on the road to Oz. She first meets the Scarecrow (Regan McLellan), appropriately flopsy and ditzy. The trio of crows who cackle and sing along are a great touch. She then meets the Tin Man (Christopher Russell), who performs an admirable tap dance. He somehow manages to be simultaneously flexible yet tin-like. And Victor Legarreta as the Cowardly Lion wins the heart of the audience. In Act Two, he brings down the house with his King of the Forest song. Its easy to see why hes a favorite with Broadway Palm audiences. A trio of unnamed dancers dressed as the Yellow Brick Road didnt quite work and seemed odd; I would have rather seen an actual, physical road. But a trio of haughty trees with sass and attitude (also unnamed in the program) was a creative touch and almost stole the show. Unfortunately, the shows special effects werent that special. I wish theyd been as sophisticated as the acting. While theres some video during the tornado scene, theres an over-reliance on lighting (Russell A. Thompson) that put lights shining in the eyes of the audience in a way thats more annoying than effective. Surprisingly, the scenes with the Munchkins and the citizens of Oz were not as effective as they should be. The Munchkins wear clever outfits that made them look like flowers, but the Oz-ites look like a parody of a St. Patricks Day party. Conversely, the guards at the castle of the Wicked Witch had superb costumes, though their time on stage was very limited. (I coveted their black and white Russian-like hats.) The Jitterbug, an energetic dance number that takes place in the Haunted Forest, was a standout, with great staging and jive moves, thanks to director/ choreographer Amy Marie McCleary. It was one of the shows best numbers. I craved some more magic in this production, but those who love the movie should enjoy this offering. The show is a great reminder that we need to think for ourselves and not put so much power into the hands of those who have high positions. It also urges us to be consistent and live up to our word. If you are so great and powerful, youd keep your promises, Dorothy tells the Wizard at one point when he tries to renege. This musical not only tells us that we all have greatness and untapped resources within, but that those in power dont always know what theyre talking about; we can be so impressed with smoke and mirrors, when really, its just a little man behind a curtain who doesnt have a clue. And during an election year well, any year, actually its not a bad thing to be reminded to not have blind faith in anyone, and to verify whatever youre told. nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com
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C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Best Family Fun Activity Best of the Gulfshore Awards 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 through islands of monkeys, meet animal keepers and much more! Best Family F Best of the Gulf s PUZZLES By Linda ThistlePlace a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.Sponsored By: Moderate Challenging ExpertPuzzle Difficulty this week: SEE ANSWERS, C11SEE ANSWERS, C11 HOROSCOPESSPLITTING SAMPLE SUBSTANCESCANCER (June 21 to July 22) That personal problem in the workplace is compounded by someones biased interference. Stand your ground, and youll soon find allies gathering around you.LEO (July 23 to August 22) You dont accept disapproval easily. But instead of hiding out in your den to lick your wounded pride, turn the criticism into a valuable lesson for future use.VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) That former friend you thought youd cut out of your life is still affecting other relationships. Counter his or her lies with the truth. Your friends are ready to listen.LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) What appears to be an unfair situation might simply be the result of a misunderstanding. If you feel something is out of balance, by all means, correct it.SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A stalled relationship wont budge until you make the first move. Your partner offers a surprising explanation about what got it mired down in the first place.SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A co-worker shares some startling news, but before you can use it to your advantage, make sure its true. The weekend favors family matters.CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your usual conservative approach to family situations will not work. Open your mind or friends and family will share reproach.AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Plans might have to be put on hold because of a family members problems. Dont hesitate to get involved. Your help could make all the difference.PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Relationships in the home and in the workplace need your careful attention during this period. Be careful not to allow misunderstandings to create problems.ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You face the possibility of raising your relationship to another level. However, your partner might demand that you make promises for which youre not sure youre ready.TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) As changes continue, expect things to get a little more hectic at your workplace. An unexpected travel opportunity could open new career prospects.GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Confront the person who caused your hurt feelings and demand a full explanation for his or her actions. Youll not only recover your self-esteem, but youll also gain the respect of others.BORN THIS WEEK: You have a keen, insightful intellect and enjoy debating your views with others who disagree with you. You also love to solve puzzles the harder, the better.
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C16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY KOVEL: ANTIQUESSpice bins add flavor to kitchen collections BY TERRY KOVEL AND KIM KOVELWhy not collect food-storage antiques? Food had to be specially prepared to last during the centuries before iceboxes and refrigerators. Long hours were spent smoking, pickling, drying and canning foods. Fresh fruits and vegetables were available only in season. Iceboxes were used in the 19th and 20th centuries. The first electric refrigerator was made in 1911, and by 1923, Frigidaire was selling a home refrigerator. Spices still are used to store, flavor and preserve food. Grocery stores of the 1890s sold spices from a large container or later, the small-sized tins sometimes used today. A 36-inch-tall Pagodashaped spice bin with original paint sold for $3,300 at a Showtime auction in 2015. It was a six-sided tower that held ginger, cinnamon, mustard, cloves, allspice and pepper. The revolving tower had ornate lithographed labels on the tin sections. The 2to 3-inch tins sell for $5 to $25. They are still found at house sales, flea markets and online. Q: I have a piece of pottery marked Anna Van, Colo. Spgs. When was it made? A: This mark was used by Van Briggle Pottery of Colorado Springs, Colo., from 1954 to 1968. Van Briggle bought Dryden Pottery in Ellsworth, Kan., in 1954 and the mark was first used on pottery made by Dryden and sold by Van Briggle. In 1956, the molds, clay and glazes were moved to Van Briggles site in Colorado Springs, where production of pottery marked Anna Van continued until 1968. Van Briggle pottery closed in 2012. Q: I have a round bowl that makes a bell-like ping when tapped on the side. Its yellow outside, white inside and has raised white flowers. There is a mark that looks like G Henn. It looks like an unmarked cameo-glass cherryblossom bowl by Thomas Webb. If it is, what is its value? A: First of all, your bowl is called a rose bowl. And it is not glass; its pottery, decorated with a cameo-style design. Henn Workshops was a family business in Warren, Ohio. It was started by Gerald Henn in the early 1980s, when American country decorating was becoming popular. Henn was a direct-selling business that sold woodenware, handcrafted baskets, home accessories, bakeware, dinnerware and serving pieces. Eventually the company started making its own products. Its best known for modern reproduction spongeware. In the mid-1990s, the company moved operations to New Waterford, Ohio. It went out of business in 2009. The factory that housed Henns pottery now makes coffee mugs with green signature logos for A country store spice bin shaped like a Pagoda sold for $3,300. The lithographed tin Pagoda held six different spices that were ladled into bags by the store clerk in about 1890. 4221 East Tamiami Trail, Naples 239.455.5111billssteakandseafood.com Not responsible for typographical errors or changes in entertainment schedule. The Only Naples Restaurant Where Fresh Seafood is Flown in Daily From New England! HAPPY HOUR11 A.M. TO 9:30 P.M. DAILYCheck Out Our Happy Hour Menu!LIVE ENTERTAINMENTSUNTHU 6 TO 9 P.M. FRISAT 6:30 TO 9:30 P.M.7/14: Classics II 7/15: The Consecutones 7/16: Manhattan Connection 7/17: Bill Colletti & Lisa George 7/18: Travis Gerbec 7/19: Rhythm & Lace 7/20: Diversify
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Summer Special *This ad required at time of purchase. Limit one coupon per day per person. Not valid with any other offers or specials. Expires 7/31/16. (FW)$5 OFFPURCHASE OF $50 OR MORE* 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road #178, Naples(239) 596-5044MON-FRI 10AM-6PM SAT 9AM-5PM SUN 12PM-5PM NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARYImpeccable Sophisticated Style.Pre-Owned Womens, Mens & Childrens Designer Fashions for Resale & Consignment shopsellconsign.com SAVE THE DATE The next Dress Collection Party to benefit PACE Center for Girls-Collier takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday July 14, at Clive Daniel Home, 2777 Tamiami Trail N, complete with wine and hors doeuvres, live music, a silent auction and shopping. Bring a lightly loved dress for donation, or pay $20 for admission. International Design Sour ce, 1959 Trade Center Way, hosts an Alice In Wonderland themed cocktail party and dress donation event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28. If you cant make it to a dress collection party, then drop off your donations at any of the following: Dianes Fine Fashions, 4202 Gulf Shore Blvd. N.; Lux Boutique, 4262 Gulf Shore Blvd. N.; Bay Colony Golf Club, 9740 Ben Grass Bend; A. Jaron Fine Jewelry, 6310 Trail Blvd.; Naples Illustrated, 3066 Tamiami Trail N. All dress donations will help stock the racks for the sixth annual Love That Dress! Collier set for 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. More than 500 fashionistas and a few brave men will stake their claim on new or gently loved dresses, bid in the silent auctions and enjoy camaraderie and cocktails. An afterparty will take place at Burn by Rocky Patel in Mercato. Tickets for $30 go on sale Aug. 1 online only at LoveThatDress.org. For more information, call Marianne Kearns at 842-5406, email Marianne.firstname.lastname@example.org or visit lovethatdress.org. Youth Haven holds its second annual pARTy with a Purpose from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at The von Liebig Art Center. Guests will enjoy live entertainment, a photo booth, food and drinks, raffle prizes and more, all while fundraising to support the art program for the young resident of Youth Havens emergency shelter for abused, abandoned or neglected children and teens. Tickets are $50. For reservations or more information, visit youthhavenswfl.org. The Council of Hispanic Business Professionals hosts Latin Night: The Tastes and Sounds of the Dominican Republic Saturday, Sept. 17, at Wyndemere Country Club to benefit the CHBP and the Hispanic Council Foundation of Collier County. Tickets are $100 for individuals, $175 for two. Visit chbpnaples.org for reservations or more information. Waterside Shops hosts its fourth annual Craving Fashion food and fashion event from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, to benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida and United Way of Collier County. Models wearing fashions from shops throughout the center will stroll the walkways, and more than 30 local restaurants will serve tastes of their specialty dishes and drinks. Purchase tickets for $50 at cravingfashion2016. eventbrite.com. For event updates, follow Craving Fashion on Facebook. Project HELP holds its 20th annual Chocolate Extravaganza from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Hodges University, 2655 Northbrooke Drive in Naples. The fundraiser features a bounty of chocolate treats, savory hors doeuvres, wine, silent auction and music. Costumes are options but encouraged in keeping with a masquerade theme. Project HELP board member Laura Press Spiller is event chair; Arthrex and Candy Grandy are the first to pledge their support as sponsors. Tickets for &95 are available by calling the Project HELP office at 649-1404 or by going to projecthelpnaples.org/events. The nonprofit is seeking donations of chocolate cookies, candies, cakes, brownies and other bite-size items from restaurants, bakeries, chefs, stores and other businesses. Donors are invited to call the office if they can contribute 100 pieces of a chocolate item for guests to enjoy. Celebrating its 30th year in 2016, Project HELP is the state-certified rape recovery and victim services center serving all of Collier County. Free and confidential services are provided for people who are affected by sexual assault, human trafficking, sudden loss and other violent crime. The 24-hour helpline is 262-7227. Visit projecthelpnaples.org for more information.
Naples Rug GalleryHand Knotted Antique, Modern and Transitional Rugs (239) 793-8787 NAPLESRUGGALLERY.NET3285 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, FL 34112FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED Owners Danka and Abe Asli up to 60%MON-FRI 10AM-5:30PM | SATURDAY 10AM-4PM Because Everything Lee McCarthy, President DESTINATIONS: Mediterranean | Africa | Caribbean | Hawaii | Europe SPECIALTIES: Luxury | Saf ari | Escorted Tours | Small Ship Cruises | River Cruising When your journey from a dream to a great story includes us, you travel better. Things Being What They Are>> Who: The Studio Players (formerly Lets Put On A Show Productions) >> When: July 22-Aug. 5 >> Where: Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Parkway >> Cost: $25 >> Info: letsputonashowproductions.com Jack as foils, with Bill being a fastidious and tucked-in character who contrasts with Jacks overbearing and obnoxious personality. The Studio Players have also announced the following lineup for next season: The Savannah Disputation by Evan Smith (Oct. 21-Nov. 6) You Cant Take It With You by Moss Hart (Feb. 10-26) Clever Little Lies by Joe DiPietro (April 22-May 5) PLAYERSFrom page 1 GAHAGAN HENDRICKS The Only Naples Restaurant Where Fresh Seafood is Flown in Daily From New England! 4221 East Tamiami Trail, Naples 239.455.5111billssteakandseafood.com Not responsible for typographical errors. Specials good July 14-July 21. CHEF BILLS SPECIALS SERVED ALL DAY!32 oz. bone-in Tomahawk steak served with 8 baked stued shrimp served with chowder, salad, baked potato and veggies Two 1-pound Maine lobsters served with chowder, corn on the cob and drawn butter Two 2-pound Maine lobsters served with chowder, salad, corn on the cob and baked potatoes CHEF BILLS DINNER SPECIALS Grilled 14 oz. Rib Eye Steak Served All Day! SUMMER KITCHEN HOURS MON-TUE-WED FEATURE $21.99Two 1-pound Maine lobsters served with corn on the cob and drawn butter (Twin lobsters cant be split) C20 WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY at Bring your four-legged friends for pet treats, prizes, resources & adoptions from the Gulf Coast Humane Society. Live Entertainment atThe Center Barstarting at 6 PM
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 Get the Eyelashes youve always dreamed of.Regular price $25079$ 99First full set of Eyelashes www.amazinglashstudio.com Your Look. Your Style. Our Lashes.Franchies Available 2016 Amazing Lash Studio Franchise, LLCNorth NaplesLocated in the Shoppes at Vanderbilt 2349 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Ste. 506 Naples, FL 34109Ph: 239.325.LASH (5274)Hours: Mon Fri: 9am 7pm / Sat: 9am 6pm / Sun: 10am 6pm SOCIETYAll aboard the Naples Princess with Young Executives of the David Lawrence CenterCOURTESY PHOTOSLike us on Facebook.com/NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more Society and Networking photos at area events tha n we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your Society and Networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to cpierce@ oridaweekly.com. 1. Adam Carney, Hannah Fouts, Samantha Branda and Rob Edwards 2. Kelly Gregory, Kyle Gregory, Brooke Gregory, Annie Griffo, Amy Carter and Ryan Carter 3. Kristi Pickard, Priscylla Oliva, Tracy Duhaney, Barbara Woodcock and Scott Woodcock 4. Jennifer Denike, Kelsey Hazzard, Dana Schramek and Andrea Koch 5. Matt Ganzak, Sachi Castaneda, Alex Daane, Casey Potter and Allison Durian 6. Jimbo Graves and Belle Fair Graves 7. Allison Durian, Emily Schuett and Stacey Summers 8. Glenn Graham, Samantha Branda, Hanna Fouts, Amy Carter and Ryan Carter 9. Trista Meister and Amanda Beights 10. Taylor Smith and Shauna Kleindl 11. Sara Iannaccone, Steve Iannaccone, Andy Beights and Amanda Beights 12. Brittni Cooper and Jennifer Denike 1 6 7 8 9 2 4 3 5 10 11 12
C22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY *Applies to 50 and 80 minute services. MondayThursday. Must be enjoyed on same visit. Your Favorite Spa Service just got better! b | tnf r r nt N.WS. tf.n. (t) b t ntfr, nttntr n | btn | fr | tbfrtf rbtn | tb | rtb | t | t | Like us on Facebook.com/NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and business networking photos at area e vents than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and business networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to cpierce@ oridaweekly.com.IVAN SELIGMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY IVAN SELIGMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETYOpera Naples presents H.M.S. Pinafore A summer piano concert at Euro Piano Naples 1. Lindsay Garritson at the Fazioli concert grand piano 2. Jun Sun, Sunny Manchen Reuter and Reiner Filthaut 3. Raniero Tazzi, Milana Strezeva, Lindsay Garritson 4. Alexander Goldstein and Marina Berkovich 5. Claudia Polzin and Isabelle Staffeldt 6. Jeannette Boucher and Chris Barrett 7. Rumy Wildner and Andrea Wildner 1. Palmer Haffner, Christian Koller and Marcello Musca 2. Robin Shuford Frank, Louis DallAva, Bob Oliveira and Mary Jane Oliveria 3. Francesca Martin, Brigid Wallace, Rachael Dirr and Heather Mitchel 4. Gabby Pizzi, Francesca Martin, Alexandra Taylor, Esther Zuercher, Kaylyn Williams and Theresa Majewski 5. Marcello Musca, Joshua Brusseau, Christian Koller, Palmer Haffner, Mike Edouard and Rebecca Barton 6. Raquel Ferreira, Tess Ferreira, Kevin Ferreira and Marius Ferreira 1 1 4 5 6 7 2 3 2 3 4 5 6
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C24 WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY FISHRESTAURANT WATERFRONT DINING AT ITS BEST MORE THAN JUST FISH!SUNTHU LUNCH: 11:30AMPM DINNER:THE VILLAGE ON VENETIAN BAY Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples, Florida SUNDAY SUMMER SPECIAL Two 1-Pound LobstersSteamed Served with Drawn Butter and Parmesan Tru e Fries$28 3-COURSE DINNERChoice of 2 Salads or Soup, plus Choice of 11 Entrees and Key Lime Pie for DessertPrice not inclusive of beverage, wine, liquor, tax and gratuity. No substitutions or promotional gi certi cates. 11:30AM-3PM LUNCH SPECIAL1-Plate, 2-Course Lunch 4PM-7PM 1/2 PRICEHAPPY HOUR $5 Bar Menu Locals live it, tourists love it!Owned & Operated by Naples Locals Since 1998SERVING GREAT FOOD & DRINKS DAILY FROM 11:00 A.M. TILL 2:00 A.M.Full Raw Bar & Freshly Shucked Oysters Fun For All Ages Coldest B eer in Town Live Entertainment Nightly 2 GLASSES OF WINE OR DRAFT BEERwith purchase an entre 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.Valid at DAVIS and IMMOKALEE locations. Offer e xpir es on July 31, 2016. One discount per person; cannot be combined with any other offer. Must present ad. APPETIZER (EXCLUDES WINGS)with purchase of 2 sandwiches 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.Valid at PINE RIDGE location. Offer e xpir es on July 31, 2016. One discount per person; cannot be combined with any other offer. Must present ad. DAVIS7785 Davis Boulevard IMMOKALEE8855 Immokalee Road PINE RIDGE1046 Pine Ridge Road1-855-PLARRYS Early PelicanSPECIALS DINING FREE OF EQUAL OR LESSER VALUE. Offer expires 07-21-16. Not valid with any other coupons. CUISINE NEWS The Marco Island Marriott celebrates Bastille Day in its signature Ario restaurant at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 14. French wines including Feuillate Brut Cuv Champagne and J.L. Colombo Cote Bleue Rose will be paired with dishes including cured trout with pickled melon, fennel puree, avocado and corn. $89 per person. 642-2695 or marcoislandmarriott.com. N aples Wine Collection hosts a tasting of vintages from Cotes du Rhone from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, July 15. $25. 2367 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 513-0095 or napleswinecollection.com. Barbatella hosts Art Night at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, where guests can enjoy hors doeuvres, wine and a discounted dinner while an art instructor guides them through creating a painted masterpiece. $45. 1290 Third St. S. 2631955 or barbat ellanaples.com. Chef Greg Shapiro and Momentum Brewhouse join forces for a sixcourse craft beer dinner hosted by the Naples Art Association at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at The von Liebig Art Center. $65. 585 Park St. 774-2662 or naplesart.org. Whole Foods Market now offers Florida-raised beef from Adams Ranch, a fourth-generation cattle business founded in 1937 and headquartered in Fort Pierce. Were thrilled to offer customers a local option in our meat department with the freshest cuts of beef straight from our own backyard, Jim McLallen, the chains Florida regional meat coordinator, says. Adams Ranch completely aligns with our commitment to the highest quality meat and animal welfare, not to mention the best-tasting beef. Adams Ranch cattle graze on pastures in St. Lucie, Madison, Okeechobee and Osceola counties. For more information, call 552-5100 or visit wholefoodsmarket. com. Tacos & Tequila Cantina has opened a second location in Naples, this one in the Pavilion Shopping Center off Vanderbilt Beach Road. The restaurant serves an eclectic mix of Tex-Mex and American dishes and has a variety of tequilas, margaritas and Mexican beers in addition to a full bar. For more information, call 254-8226 or visit tacosandtequilanaples.com. The fourth annual Craving Fashion event at Waterside Shops, which pairs bites from dozens of local restaurants with a chance to peruse fashions from center merchants, takes place from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23. Restaurants in the line-up to date are: Bayhouse, Sushi Thai of Naples, Lurcat Catering and The Continental. $50, with proceeds benefitting Make-A-Wish Southern Florida and United Way of Collier County. 598-1605 or watersideshops. com. Email food and dining news to Lindsey Nesmith at email@example.com.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 C25 1585 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 5, Naples, Florida 34109 239.592.0050 NoodlesCafe.comLUNCH/MONSAT 11:30 to 4DINNER/MON-SAT 4 to 10 & SUN 4 to 9LUNCH 11:30 to 3 SUSHI$9.99 PASTA$5.99PURCHASE OF A NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE REQUIRED. INCLUDES BOTTLE OF HOUSE WINECHOICE OF NOODLES ORIGINAL FAVORITE: Famous Chicken and Broccoli with Garlic & Oil Penne A La Vodka Sauce Homemade Meatball with Spaghetti Italian Sausage Onion Peppers Homemade Fettuccine Chicken Carbonara Homemade Lasagna Chicken ParmesanWITH A CARAFE OF SAKEINCLUDES TWO APPETIZERS: Edamame & Potstickers CHOICE OF TWO SUSHI ROLLS California Roll Vegetable Roll JB Roll with Salmon & Cream Cheese Mexican Roll Escolar & Asparagus Roll Tuna & Cucumber Roll Rainbow Roll(Assorted Fish on Top of a California Roll)ITALIAN SUSHIDINNER FOR 2 $29.954-6PM EARLY DINING, ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY 6PM Cannot be combined with any other offers, specials or coupons; not valid on holidays. OR THE DISH The Dish: Buffalo Taco, T&T Taco and T&T Rellenos The Price: $3.75, $3.75 and $8.50 The Place: Tacos & Tequila Cantina 8971 Tamiami Trail N., in the Pavilion 254-8226 Original location: 4834 Davis Blvd.; 732-8226 The Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily The Full Menu: tacosandtequilanaples.com The Details: I waited until I was really hungry to make my first trip to Tacos & Tequila Cantinas new location in North Naples because I knew Id want to try at least a couple of dishes from the expansive menu. The T&T Rellenos could easily have served two. The dish consisted for four Shiner Bock beer-battered crispy fried fresh jalapenos, plump with Monterey jack and Cotija cheeses, topped with a drizzle of spicy chipotle crema sauce and a side of cilantro lime ranch for dipping. Im a big fan of traditional tacos, so it was a bit of a risk for me to try the Buffalo Taco, but Im glad I did. Otherwise, Id have never known how good crispy fried chicken tossed with Franks Hot Sauce could be with the standard taco fixins of shredded lettuce, green onion, shredded cheddar and chunky salsa. The signature T&T Taco was a big hit for my taste buds, too, with crispy fried chicken, shredded lettuce, tomato, cilantro, delicious tequila-pickled jalapenos and queso blanco. Add in the complimentary serving of chips and salsa, and there was no way Id be hungry again before dinner. Or maybe even breakfast the next day. One More Thing: Someday Ill take the T&T Grande Burrito Challenge: a 6-pound burrito for $25. Finish it in 45 minutes and make your way into the T&T Hall of Fame. Adam Schonberg firstname.lastname@example.org
C26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 239.631.6088 thewinecellarofnaples.comLocated in the Mercato at 9118 Strada Place, Suite 8110, Naplesinfo@thewinecellarofnaples.comTemperature-Controlled Wine Cellar Unique Inventory of Wines Rated with a 94+ Score Personal Concierge Service Prompt, Free Delivery Weekly Wine Tastings Gift Cards Available NOW SERVING 5 OF OUR WINES BY THE GLASS DAILYDISCOVER FINE WINE Th Uimat Win Buyin Experienc! PAST REPASTSHere are some capsule summaries from previous restaurant reviews: Araya Sushi Asian Grill, 2650 Immokalee Road, Naples; 593-3344 The creators of Fuji Sushi Bar & Asian Bistro, Jon and On Augsondthung, provide a more upscale experience with equally great food at Araya. Like Fuji, it offers great stellar sushi plus cooked Thai and Japanese dishes. Try any of the dozen yakitori items, priced by the skewer, and dishes like sauted chicken livers with asparagus, spicy tuna nachos and carpaccio of hamachi with jalapenos. A tiger roll shrimp tempura with asparagus, avocado, rice, seaweed, sesame seeds, masago, smoked salmon, eel and wakame was huge and wonderful. A nightly special, the mummy roll, contained spicy blue crab in rice paper with mango sauce, tobiko and gold flake. Grilled salmon with baby bok choy and lychee duck curry were as delicious as the sushi. For dessert, try the Tokyo sundae sticky rice, green tea ice cream, red bean paste, lychee and coconut. Beer and wine served. Food: 1/2 Service: 1/2 Atmosphere: 1/2 Reviewed July 2014 Coastal Peruvian Seafood & Grill, 5477 Airport-Pulling Road N., Naples; 631-6943 This lovely restaurant provides a refreshing space in which to dine on exceptionally good food. Owners Chris and Fabiola Santos are hospitable and helpful as they introduce guests to their menu. Of the various ceviche variations, we enjoyed the Ceviche 200 Miles, a sprightly blend of shrimp, squid, mussels, fish, red onions, sweet potato and corn that had a bite but wasnt fiery hot. Marina sliders held fried red snapper fillets topped with aji amarillo-pineapple chimichurri on firm, yeasty minibuns. The Poseidon Fest was a montage of seafood cooked in the restaurants Josper oven, which renders proteins crisp outside, juicy within. And the Savage Tacu Tacu was a great rendition of rice and lentil pancakes with a tender skirt steak and sweet plantains. For dessert: the chocolucuma, a pie with an Oreo crumb crust, middle of caramelflavored lucuma and a drizzle of chocolate sauce. Beer and wine served. Food: 1/2 Service: 1/2 Atmosphere: 1/2 Reviewed January 2016 Figs Grille, 25987 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 390-1700 Four years after a memorable debut, Figs still upholds a high level of quality in food and service undoubtedly thanks to the impeccable standards of chef-owner Sam Tadros. Those whove only experienced calamari battered and fried may find Figs grilled version a happy revelation: Long tender tubes of squid are gently charred then marinated in olive oil, garlic and fresh herbs. Fried shrimp are lightly breaded and garnished with delicious figs, mandarin orange-red onion relish and soy ginger glaze. Fig chutney and port wine sauce give roasted duck a fruity flourish. A lightly sweet anisette-tinged beurre blanc proved a heavenly pairing for miso-marinated black cod, served with unexpected sides of spinach sauted with tomatoes and white beans and a crusty Parmesan-angel hair pasta cake. Desserts are made in house and worth the calories. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed October 2015 7th Avenue Social, 849 Seventh Ave. S., Naples; 231-4553 There are a lot of Naples restaurants that offer great food but few that do it with the fun and funky vibe that 7th Avenue Social has achieved. The spot formerly occupied by Flava is now owned by Colin Estrem. The menu features innovative cocktails, housemade pickles, conch sliders, smoked fish mac and cheese, fish or barbacoa tacos, pineapple upside down cake and a host of other goodies. Stop in for drinks and relax in the eclectic collection of chairs clustered near the entrance or dine at a table where a couch (with pillows) provides two of the seats. I loved the pickles, a chile verde pork taco, the mac and cheese and the somewhat sloppy but satisfying Southern fried chicken wings. We shared a nightly special of yellowtail snapper encased in salt that was served tableside with white asparagus, crisp yucca fries and a side of Bernaise sauce. Sunday brunch and late-night menus available, too. Full bar. Food: 1/2 Service: 1/2 Atmosphere: 1/2 Reviewed May 2015 Veranda E, Escalante Hotel, 290 Fifth Ave. S., Naples; 325-3474 A secret garden hidden just off bustling Fifth Avenue South, Veranda E is an outstanding establishment serving creative food in a lush, subtropical setting. When the weather is good, reserve a table in the courtyard where tables are dressed in white linens and overlook the hotels pool. Do not miss the Veranda E calamari, a dish that may have ruined me for all other calamari preparations. Done kung pao style, it is tenderized and breaded, fried to a golden brown and topped with peanuts, peppers, chives and a spicy-sweet sauce. Also good were the Gulf shrimp with white stone ground corn grits and Creole bacon sauce, salad with Asian pear, Humboldt Fog cheese, organic baby greens and walnut vinaigrette, Hawaiian salmon with strawberry-basil relish and verjus rouge, boneless beef short ribs and house-made lemon ginger ice cream with fresh berries. Chef Bryan Sutton knows his way around the kitchen, and he also has a thriving organic garden from which he plucks herbs and veggies. Full bar. Food: Service: 1/2 Atmosphere 1/2 Reviewed October 2014
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 700 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, Florida 34102 239.659.7008 Visit www.VerginaRestaurant.com For Our Menu LUNCH SPECIALS Daily from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. BAR HAPPY HOUR Half Price Alcoholic Beverages & Tapas Selections$ Daily from 11:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Nightly from 8:30 p.m. to Closing TWO HAPPY DINNERS $34.95 Offered Sun-Thu 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. & Fri-Sat 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.Featuring Local Seafood & Florida Fresh Produce. Add House or Caesar Salad $5. Add Preferred Liquor at Happy Hour Price. Specially discounted products cannot be combined with other promotions. CUISINEBonitas C Level Bistro rises to a higher standardWhen I first reviewed C Level Bistro & Wine Bar four years ago, it was relatively new and still trying to find its footing. The enigmatic menu and cryptic wait staff left patrons in the dark about exactly what they were ordering. At a time when most restaurants are going in the opposite direction listing the source of each microgreen and detailing how the fish was harvested this tight-lipped approach is confounding and a little irritating, I wrote in 2012. Happily, much has changed at C Level since then and diners no longer have to fish for clues. The bistro has achieved clarity in its concept and menu, fortified the mostly-tapas menu to include heartier fare and expanded into the space next door to create a dining room separate from the long, narrow bar and its hightop tables. The overall dining experience is more formal and classically Continental. I dont put too much stock in online reviews, but C Level is ranked fourth among Bonita Springs restaurants on Trip Advisor, just below Roys. The dcor is as striking as ever even more so, with the added space of the dining room. Cobalt lighting casts a marine glow everywhere from backlit artwork to glassware cabinets, from bubbling water features even to the toilet bowls in the bathrooms. (Excuse yourself to wash up before dinner the restrooms are like a trippy deep-sea dive.) Black leather and chrome furniture, metal art and ebony floors contribute to a chic, ultramodern dcor. Oddly enough, an Eagles concert video was playing in the dining room the night we visited not exactly what we expected for music, but it was unobtrusive. The menu also mixes modern twists with some Old World classics. Think steak au poivre and crepes Suzette but factor in microgreens and nasturtium garnishes. The presentation of dishes is thoughtful, precise and just lovely. Service is efficient and attentive to a point; a mosquito in a wine glass went unnoticed, but that was really our only complaint. The wine list is extensive, which is not surprising for a wine bar. In addition to house wines, glass options include three dozen reds and whites in the $10-$14 range as well as premiere selections up to $24. Despite its name, the Butter Chardonnay from Jam Cellars ($12) was more citrusy than buttery; the Plungerhead Red Zinfandel ($12) had notes of dried berries and vanilla. Appetizers include French charcuterie and cheese plates, Italian antipasti and non-Eurocentric items such as ahi tuna and ceviche. We decided to go with the C Level sampler trio ($19) for variety and economy. The threesome of ceviche, pat and spinach-artichoke spread was attractively presented on a wooden board with a small loaf of crusty bread and a bowl of tortilla chips topped with threads of lime rind. The chicken-liver pat was lush and airy, garnished with toasted garlic chips. The ceviche contained plump shrimp and scallops as well as slivered red onion and radishes, juicy tomatoes and crisp cucumbers. A lot of spinach-artichoke dips can be too heavy and rich with cheese, but C Level finds a sweet spot where you dont have to feel guilty about tainting otherwise healthy vegetables with fat. The 10 entres include a fair amount of lighter seafood options, including grouper Provenale, scallops Rockefeller and crab cakes. But the chops and steaks beckoned with fancy flourishes like pat and peppercorn sauce. The classic tournedos Rossini ($35), for instance, consisted of twin filets of beef topped with a thin slice of pat de foie gras and draped in Prigourdine sauce, a silky demi-glace sauce enriched with truffles. The beef was tender and juicy, and the pat was just present enough to add an accent without overwhelming the main ingredient. Tender carrots and asparagus accompanied the filets, which were served atop crostini. The herb-encrusted rack of lamb ($32) was supposed to be served with tomatobased Provenal sauce, but it appeared to bear the same sauce as the tournedos Rossini. Same brown color, silken texture and deep flavor. Im not complaining, because it would have been considered an upgrade from the more rustic tomato sauce. The four meaty New Zealand chops were perfectly medium-rare, as ordered, and accompanied by the same vegetables as the beef along with a mound of fluffy mashed potatoes. More of those tasty garlic chips appeared, too, as a garnish. By the time we got to dessert, we were ready for something less heavy crepes Suzette ($12) rather than dense chocolate marquise or rich crme brulee. The crepes were indeed light on the palate and the orange sauce sweet but not cloying. Scoops of good vanilla ice cream were welcome on a hot July evening. It may have taken a while for C Level to find its bearings, but dining there now is mostly smooth sailing. C Level Bistro & Wine Bar>> Hours: 5-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 5-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday; bar open later. >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $11-$19; entrees, $24-$35 >> Beverages: Wine and beer >> Specialties of the house: Continental cuisine >> Volume: Low >> Parking: Plaza lot >> Website: c-levelbar.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 4450 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs; 221-7046 Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor drewSTERWALDcuisine@floridaweekly.com DREW STERWALD / FLORIDA WEEKLYAbove: Herb-encrusted lamb chops are served with mashed potatoes and tender asparagus and carrots. At left: Tournedos Rossini are twin filets of beef topped with pat de foie gras and Prigourdine sauce. A trio sampler includes pat, spinachartichoke spread and ceviche.
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WEEK OF JULY 14-JULY 20, 2016 D1SPONSORED CONTENT YOUR GUIDE TO NEW HOME COMMUNITIES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA If the clubhouse is the social and recreational centerpiece of a community then this fabulous amenity of Kalea Bay will surely be one of the busiest places in the gated, luxury residential high-rise community currently being developed on Vanderbilt Drive in North Naples. There are several reasons why buyers have decided to purchase at Kalea Bay, said Inga Wilson, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Kalea Bay. The first is the beautifully designed three-bedroom plus den/ three-and-a-half-bath and four-bedroom/ four-bath tower residences with Gulf views. The other is our spectacular community clubhouse. Not only will it be a dramatic site as residents and visitors drive into the community, but it will also be the envy of every community in the Naples area. Kalea Bays 88,000-square-foot clubhouse is located on the north side of the large lake at the communitys entrance and is currently under construction. The clubhouse will feature three individual pools, including a resort pool, an adults-only pool and a childrens pool, plus an expansive pool deck, an open air bar, an indoor/outdoor restaurant, a snack bar, an Internet cafe and a gifts and sundries shop. All three pools will overlook the lake and provide a multitude of recreational options for everyone who lives and visits here, said Wilson. Expansive sun decks with lounge chairs and native, tropical plants separate each of the three pools for the ultimate in privacy. If basking in the sun or taking a refreshing dip in the pool isnt on a residents schedule, perhaps meeting friends for lunch, dinner or drinks is. We have the perfect place for all three, said Wilson. The indoor/outdoor restaurant will serve phenomenal meals throughout the day. And what better way to celebrate the good life in Florida than meeting family and friends for drinks while watching the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico. This is what living in Florida is supposed to be. Just a short walk from the clubhouse will be the tennis pavilion with six lighted Har-Tru tennis courts. Nearby are 24 guest suites to accommodate overnight guests and family members. Having that number of guest suites is unusual for a luxury high-rise community, but its an amenity many of our residents are excited about especially when they have extended family visiting, said Wilson. Rather than putting their guests up in hotels throughout the Naples and Bonita Springs area, they can vacation within the community. Its a real convenience. There will also be a shuttle service, originating from the clubhouse, to the beach. Construction on the clubhouse is slated for completion in the summer of next year and will coincide with the anticipated movein of the residents in the first tower. The 22-story tower, with 120 residences, will have 20 floors of residences over two floors of parking. At the current time construction crews are working on the towers 18th floor. Six floor plans are available at Kalea Bay with prices currently starting at $1.3 million. Residences 1 and 6 are 4-bedroom/4bath plans with 3,755 total square feet. Residences 2 and 5, with three-bedrooms plus den and three-and-ahalf baths, have 3,835 total square feet. Residences 3 and 4 are four-bedroom/four-bath plans with 3,921 total square feet. All residents of Kalea Bay will revel in gulf views, open floor plans, a private elevator leading directly into their residence, 9-foot 2-inch high ceilings and wood floors throughout. The custom kitchens have Wolf and Subzero appliances, a natural gas range, Downsview cabinetry, quartz countertops, a Butlers pantry and oversized island. Our kitchens feature an open design we call lifestyle designs that blends the kitchen seamlessly into the living and dining rooms, perfect for todays hosts and hostesses, said Wilson. The layout of the kitchen can be experienced firsthand through a replica of one in our sales center. The master bedroom includes an oversized walk-in closet while the master bath has his and hers vanities, quartz countertops, luxury cabinetry, a soaking tub and separate glass-enclosed shower. All master suites, kitchens and main living areas have direct views to the water and preserve, stated Wilson. That means all of our residents have front row seats for our spectacular sunsets. Additional residential features include floor-to-ceiling windows and doors that open to large lanais with transparent glass rails. High-tech wiring and fully equipped laundry rooms round out the list of features. Spectacular views are available to every single resident at Kalea Bay no matter which floor they live on, said Wilson. With all our rooftop amenities including our sky lounge, pool and open-air fitness center, residents can enjoy daily views of the Gulf of Mexico, the nature preserves that surround us and, of course, the beaches. Those beaches include Barefoot Beach Preserve Park, which was ranked #2 nationally in 2015, and Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, which was ranked #9. For more information regarding Kalea Bay visit the onsite sales center. It is located just north of Wiggins Pass just off Vanderbilt Drive at 13910 Old Coast Road in North Naples. Additional information is available by calling (239) 793-0110 or online at KaleaBay.com. Kalea Bays community amenities popular with buyers Clubhouse area under construction Above: Kalea Bays first tower was designed with rooftop amenities, including a sky lounge, spectacular pool and open-air fitness center. Right: The 88,000-square-foot clubhouse features three separate pools, a deck bar, an indoor/outdoor restaurant and an Internet cafe. Below: The 22-story tower at Kalea Bay will have 120 residences. One of the three pools at the Kalea Bay clubhouse (on right) is for adults only.
Find your dream home and save up to $10,000 in Ave Maria Hurry! Save Up to $10,000 Visit Ave Maria this summer and save up to $10,000* on select new home purchases before July 31, 2016. With over 40 floor plans and three top builders, Ave Maria has something for everyone including young couples, growing families, and active retirees. 21 Models are open daily. SWFL Fastest Selling New Home CommunityAve Maria is the fastest selling community in both Collier and Lee counties according to a recent Metro Study report. Ave Maria is a town for modern day living with the feel of traditional neighborhoods connected by friendly neighbors, walkable paths, and community events. New home buyers recognize the incredible value and high quality of life while still enjoying the close proximity to Naples beaches and culture. Live Here, Play Here Ave Maria has amenities for all ages. Panther Run Golf Club at Del Webb, the on-site 18 hole course designed by Gordon G Lewis, offers challenging play alongside natural beauty and wildlife. Ave Marias water park, open exclusively to residents, features two waterslides, interactive water adventure playground, resort and lap pools, spa, and beach volleyball. The North Park boasts a playground, baseball, basketball, and soccer fields. The South Park is a great spot to walk your four-legged friend at dog park or play tennis. Pack a picnic and relax at the covered outdoor pavilion. Pulte HomesSave up to $7,500*Pulte Homes offers up to $7,500 savings on dream kitchens this summer on select home sites* in its Ave Maria neighborhoods. With 17 popular single-family home designs in Hampton Village, Emerson Park, and Avalon Park priced from the high $100s, Pulte Homes offers something for everyone and at every price point. These neighborhoods are located near the Town Center, private schools, and outdoor recreation. Visit the on-site sales representative in Hampton Village for more information. Two models open daily. Del Webb NaplesSave up to $7,500*Del Webb Naples offers up to $7,500 savings on dream kitchens on select home sites* this summer in Ave Maria. With 10 home designs ranging from 1,133 to over 2,500 square feet, with 2-3 bedrooms and prices from the high $100s, Del Webb Naples is the smart choice for active adults desiring a perfect southwest Florida new home community. The on-site Oasis Club at Del Webb Naples features over 12,000 square feet of resort and lap pools, tennis courts, bocce and pickleball, fitness center, library, caf, fire pit, arts & crafts studio, and library. Visit an on-site sales representative to learn more about the Del Webb lifestyle. 5 model homes open daily. Maple RidgeSave up to $10,000**CC Homes offers up to $10,000 savings on select inventory homes purchased between now and July 31, 2016**. Maple Ridge at Ave Maria offers several styles of single-family home designs from the low $200s. Award-winning builder, CC Homes, presents 3-6 bedroom homes in one and two-story floor plans ranging in size from 1,935 to over 5,000 square feet. Homes are offered in three neighborhoods: Maple Ridge, Maple Ridge Reserve, and Coquina at Maple Ridge. Visit the on-site sales center and begin designing your dream home. 14 model homes open daily including three new estate models for Maple Ridge Reserve. Come Visit UsFor more information visit Ave Maria at 5076 Annunciation Circle # 104, avemaria.com or by calling 239-352-3903. Follow us on social media to be the first to learn about specials and incentives. Take Immokalee Rd. east; turn right onto Oil Well Rd; then left into the main Ave Maria entrance. *see Pulte Homes for details. Offer subject to change and availability. **see CC Homes for details. Offer subject to change and availability. Over 40 floor plans to choose from with prices from high $100s. 21 Models Open Daily. Come tour Collier Countys Community of the Year 2015 and discover why so many people are moving to Ave Maria. D2 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
BROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOMED. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. NOT AN OFFERING WHERE PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.Visit our Sales Center today. Signature Club: 8038 Signature Club Circle, Bldg. 8-102, Naples, Florida 34113 (239) 793-2100Lely Resort Realty, LLC, Exclusive Sales Agent, Licensed Real Estate Broker FLStockDevelopment ONLY 1 AVAILABLE Y 1 1 1 1 E E Theres Always Something New At Lely www.LELY-RESORT.comDiscover all thats new at the COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR FOR 2015. With choice opportunities still available in the last phase of four popular neighborhoods and an amazing selection of move-in-ready homes, nows the time to buy at Lely Resort. Come live Naples best lifestyle, featuring 3 championship golf courses, 4 clubhouses, 13 tennis courts and so much more. CIPRIANI from the $400s OL from the $300s SIGNATURE CLUB from the $400s LAKOYA / Opal Series from the $500sLAKOYA / Topaz Series from the $600s LAKOYA / Diamond Series from over $1 million
TwinEagles reports $65 million YTD salesAfter processing 40 closed and pending new construction transactions valued at just under $27 million in second quarter, TwinEagles announced that year-to-date sales totaled $65 million through the end of June. The 1,115-acre gated community was recognized by Boardroom magazine as a Distinguished Emerald Club, a designation accorded to the top five-percent of private clubs throughout the world. A golf membership is included with every newly constructed home at TwinEagles. TwinEagles Lake Estates neighborhood showcases 19 south or west-facing lakefront home sites 110-feet wide and 150-feet deep with long-range views of a 34-acre lake. Sales contracts for seven of the home sites have been processed. Lake Estates features minimum 3,500 square feet residences by Stock Signature Homes, Divco Custom Homes, and A.R.B.C. Arthur Rutenberg Homes starting at $1.5 million. Stocks 4,155 square feet Windsor model in Lake Estates has sold and remains open for viewing. Base-priced at $869,990, the Windsors great room plan includes a formal dining room, an island kitchen and breakfast nook, his and her studies, four bedrooms, fourand-a-half baths, a covered lanai with an outdoor fireplace, summer kitchen, pool and spa, and two two-car garages. Divcos 4,105 square feet under air Montego model has sold and also remains open for viewing. The Montegos great room floor plan includes a formal dining room, an island kitchen and dinette, a study, a private retreat room, four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, a covered lanai with an outdoor fireplace, summer kitchen, pool and spa, and a three-car garage. Priced at $2,061,000 with furnishings, Rutenbergs Amalfi model will be completed by the end of this month. The Amalfis floor plan include 3,903 square feet with a great room that opens to a covered lanai, an open kitchen and dining area that also opens to the outdoors, a club room with a unique octagonal retreat space that opens to the outdoors, a study, four bedrooms, four baths, and a mud room/arrival area off a three-car garage. Stock, Divco, and Rutenberg are also offering 2,800 to 5,000 square feet residences priced from $1.2 million on 90 x 160-feet lots in TwinEagles Hedgestone estate home neighborhood. Stock is building unfurnished, move-in ready residences featuring its popular Regency Manor, Glenmore, Muirfield V floor plans that will be available for occupancy by the end of 2016. The unfurnished Regency Manor is currently priced at $1,544,030. The 3,699 square feet four-bedroom, four-and-ahalf bath great room floor plan includes a formal dining room, study, a spacious gourmet island kitchen, an outdoor living area that includes covered lanai spaces, an optional summer kitchen and a pool and spa, and a three-car garage. The Regency Manor is base-priced at $779,990. The 3,375 square feet under air unfurnished Muirfield V residence is currently priced at $1,370,430. The floor plan offers a splendid entry sequence and gallery hallway, a massive living room, a formal dining room, an island kitchen and breakfast area, four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, a study, an outdoor living area with a summer kitchen, walk-up bar, pool and spa, and a three-car garage. The Muirfield V floor plan is base-priced at $669,990. Base-priced at $759,990, the Glenmores 3,591 square feet great room floor plan includes four bedrooms, a study, four-and-a-half baths, a formal dining room and gourmet island kitchen, an outdoor living area with a fireplace, summer kitchen, pool and spa, and a three-car garage. The unfurnished, move-in ready Glenmore now under construction is currently priced at $1,487,125. Seven home sites remain available in Minto Floridas Lockford neighborhood. Seven one and two-story Lockford floor plans range from 2,642 to 3,811 square feet. Homes are on 60-foot home sites and priced from the low-$500s to $1 million. Mintos Turnberry Grand and Prestwick Grand models are open for viewing and two unfurnished, move-in ready homes are under construction and scheduled for completion in late 2016. Mintos Dundee neighborhood is also generating strong sales. Dundee offers a final opportunity to purchase a 2,600 to 3,800 square feet residence in the $600,000 to $800,000 price range within TwinEagles. Dundee will include 61 residences on 62 x 135-feet home sites at build out. Thirty-seven sites remain available. Minto is presenting a choice of seven floor plans in Dundee. Dundee features water, preserve, and golf course views. Lennar Corporations floor plans in Kinross range from 1,850 to 2,828 square feet and are priced from the high $400s to the low-$600s. Eighty-six home sites 52-feet wide and 145-feet deep or deeper showcase exquisite views. Kinross presents a final opportunity to purchase a single-family home in TwinEagles from the high $400s to the low-$600s. Two models are open for viewing and 36 buildable sites remain available. Six unfurnished homes are available for purchase and move in. Four others will be completed this summer. Residences in Pulte Homes Covent Garden neighborhood are priced from the mid-$200s to the high-$300s. The furnished 1,654 square feet Cheshire model is open for viewing. The Cheshire floor plan offers two bedrooms, a den or third bedroom, a great room and island kitchen, two baths, a screened lanai, and a two-car garage. Eighteen buildable home sites remain available in Covent Garden. Six choice grand estate home sites are available in the Sterling Hill and Inverness estate home neighborhoods. The available home sites range from nearly an acre to nearly two-acres and are priced from $632,500 to $775,000. A thirty-foot setback provision ensures estate residences in Sterling Hill and Inverness will be a minimum of sixty-feet apart. Visit the TwinEagles Sales Center at 11330 TwinEagles Boulevard. Visit TwinEagles online at twineagles.com. Above: A.R.B.C. Arthur Rutenberg Homes 3,903 square feet under air furnished Amalfi estate model residence is on schedule for completion by the end of July in TwinEagles Lake Estates neighborhood. Minto Floridas 2,905 square-feet Prestwick Grand model is one of two furnished models open in Lockford at TwinEagles. The Prestwick Grand is base-priced at $558,990. Left: Lennars Angelina model is one of two furnished models open for viewing in Kinross at TwinEagles. Kinross presents a final opportunity to purchase a single-family home in TwinEagles at the high $400s to the low$600s price point. Floor plans range from 1,850 to 2,828 square feet. D4 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
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.
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$7,500 Off Dream Kitchens** $7,500 Off Dream Kitchens** Save Up To $10,000* Del Webb Naples Pulte Homes Maple RidgeThis summer, visit Ave Maria, the 2015 Community of the Year, where youll nd a host of summer savings, including homes from the high $100s! Tour our model homes and choose yours today. Featuring 2-6 bedrooms, each with lake, preserve, or golf course views. 41 oor plans in all with 21 furnished models open daily. A sweet deal for families of every size.Ave Marias Sweet Summer Savings.Mmmmmm, this is good. Save up to$10,000* 5076 Annunciation Circle #104, Ave Maria, FL 3414221 Models Open Daily 239-352-3903 AveMaria.comTake Immokalee Rd east, turn right onto Oil Well Rd, turn left into Ave Maria.* On select inventory homes by CC Homes purchased between June 1, 2016 and July 31, 2016 ** Offer valid June 1, 2016 July 31, 2016 on select home sites.
Move-in ready homes available at Lely Resort: new amenities are openWith an unprecedented seven Community of the Year Awards from the Collier Building Industry Association, Lely Resort has been one of the Naples real estate markets biggest success stories for more than a decade. This summer, even as Stock Development is nearing sell out of the legendary community, it is adding new lifestyle amenities. The Players Room is the latest addition to the award-winning Players Club & Spa. We pride ourselves on addressing the changing needs of our residents and providing them with the best possible amenities, said Brian Stock, CEO of Stock Development, the developer of Lely Resort Stock. The Players Room is a wonderful addition to an amenity complex that has won numerous Best Clubhouse Awards over the past 10 years. The Players Room is multi-purpose building located adjacent to the main clubhouse. It offers a Movie Theater with seating for 72. There is also a kitchenette, bathrooms and ten tables for card play and games. The lobby features elegant banquette seating. Homebuyers interested in Lely Resorts world-class lifestyle have a tremendous number of multifamily and single-family residences to choose from, many of which are move-in ready. Stunning coach homes are also available in Signature Club and Cipriani. The new coach home sales division has opened on-site in the Signature Club where they are showcasing the coach home residences of both neighborhoods. Each coach home building at Signature Club offers four residences. The neighborhood features an selection of stunning lake and golf course views across The Classics Championship Golf Course. Pricing for these stunning inventory coach homes begin at $455,170. Cipriani is within The Classics, a stunning gated enclave along one of Lelys three championship golf courses. The neighborhood also features an array of beautiful lake and nature views along The Classics Championship Golf Course. Each coach home building at Cipriani offers four luxurious residences with the spacious feel of single-family homes. Inventory coach homes are priced from $417,945. Lely also has amazing single-family homes. The exquisitely designed and beautifully furnished Majestic II model is perfectly suited to take advantage of The Lakoya neighborhood with its extraordinary lakes and fairway views along the Gary Playerdesigned Classics championship golf. This four-bedroom, four-bath home offers 3,843 square feet under air and a total of 5,735 square feet. The spacious floor plan features a formal living room and an informal family room, both of which provide direct access to the covered lanai via stacked sliding glass doors. The home melds the outdoors and indoor living areas to provide homeowners with a large, open environment for entertaining. An outdoor kitchen and an elaborate pool and spa package complete the idyllic scene. Raised tray ceilings throughout the living areas add to the homes spacious feel. There is a large island style kitchen, and a formal study with French doors. Stunning Interiors by Beasely & Henley add to the appeal. The attached three-car garage offers an air-conditioned storage area. It is priced at $1,871,994 fully furnished. Within Lakoya, there is also a furnished San Remo III available, as will as two inventory homes of the floor plan. The San Remo III is a two-bedroom, two-bath great room-style home that features a gourmet kitchen, a dining room, a study, an expansive screened covered lanai and an attached two-car garage. The formal study is convertible to a third bedroom. The home offers 1,809 square feet under air and is a total of 2,636 square feet including the lanai, garage and the covered entry. The inventory homes are priced from $659,990. Stock Development is one of the areas most successful and innovative developers. The lifestyle it creates is as amazing as its residences. Lely Residents have access to three championship golf courses and a spectacular club facility. The Players Club & Spa is an amazing 30,000 square foot club that is both elegant and highly functional for its members. It has earned a Sand Dollar Award for best clubhouse. The Tiki Bar by the resort-style pool has also been expanded again! Twelve foot awnings have been added around all sides of the Tiki with six new plasma TVs, a larger brick paver seating area and new lighting. The 6,000 square foot Fitness Center now includes a spectacular second exercise room with state-of-the-art equipment, a huge aerobics studio that has nearly tripled in size and a spin room. Personal training is available, as is onsite physical therapy treatment. The beautiful Spa Wing includes four treatment rooms, a relaxation room, a manicure and pedicure salon, facial and skin care treatment rooms, as well as opulent shower and changing rooms. Outside, a second free-form pool has been built, dramatically increasing the number of people who can be accommodated by these extraordinary resortstyle amenities at any time. The tennis facilitys thirteen state-ofthe-art tennis courts are open for play on a spacious 4-acre site that includes an outdoor caf. Dont miss your chance to buy one of the final new homes remaining at Lely Resort! Lely Resort Realty is now located at 8038 Signature Club Circle Bldg 8-102, Naples, FL 34113. Visit www.stockdevelopment.com or call 239-793-2100. Above: The Majestic II. Left: Cipriani model. Below: Golf at Lely Dining at The Players Club & Spa. The Players Club & Spa D8 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
Allure blends natural beauty with luxury livingIn an area that is filled with natural beauty, developers of ALLURE, the new, luxury condominium planned for the historic, downtown Fort Myers River District, are bringing the aesthetics of the outdoors in. Situated on the scenic Caloosahatchee River, the two-tower, 32-story condominium is incorporating amenities that allow residents to take in the surrounding, natural splendor of this tropical, urban paradise. Developers JAXI CMD are incorporating a beautiful riverfront promenade with lush landscaping, a covered gazebo, picnic benches, and a meandering, brick-paved walking path along the glistening river behind the condominium. Whether going for an invigorating morning jog or just a relaxing, afternoon stroll, residents of ALLURE will be able to enjoy the best that Mother Nature has to offer, right in their own backyard. Luxurious residences at ALLURE feature floor-to-ceiling glass that maximizes views and lets the owners enjoy the outdoors in the comfort of their own home. Breathtaking, colorful, panoramas from sunrise to sunset are part of daily life for residents of ALLURE. ALLURES prime location in the Historic Downtown Fort Myers River District puts residents in the middle of a vibrant urban community. With over 50 cafes, bars and restaurants, the pedestrian and pet-friendly historic downtown offers unlimited options for dining and nightlife to suit any taste. Arts and culture abound in the River District where the cobblestone-streets are lined with eclectic boutiques and art galleries, historic landmarks and architecture, museums, and even a professional theater. Adding to the excitement and growth of the area is the recently announced Autograph Collection Hotel, one of Marriotts top lifestyle hotel brands, which is planned for the River District as part of the Harborside Event Center. ALLURE boasts an array of resortstyle building amenities including: a private screening room with theater-style seating; state-of-the-art gym; pool deck with heated cascading infinity-edge pool overlooking the water; rooftop gardens; social gathering rooms with fireplace, billiards, game tables; Bocce Ball and barbeque grills on the rooftop, Pickleball by the pool, and many other luxury features. Luxurious residence features at ALLURE include porcelain flooring, natural gas ranges, double ovens, and quartz countertops in chef-inspired kitchens. All residences feature private entrance elevators and include covered garage parking with 24-hour controlled access. A variety of thoughtfullydesigned, open floor plans priced from the high $300s offer one, two and three bedrooms. To learn more about ALLURE, call (239) 500-JAXI (5294) or visit the sales gallery located at 1300 Hendry Street. The sales gallery features a model of one of the elegant condominium residences with beautifully-designed vignettes of a kitchen, living room and dining room. Visit online at www.AllureLuxuryCondominiums.com. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 D9 Sales Gallery NOW OPEN! 1300 Hendry Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 Open 7 Days a WeekLUXURY CONDOMINIUM LIVING ON THE RIVERJust imagine. It is all yours. On the river in the historic River District, its towers rise to meet the sun. Beyond every window and balcony of these luxury residences are magni cent sights that bring water to your eyes. And a curated collection of resort amenities. Now is your time. To live every day surrounded by beauty. This is Allure.Surrender to it. PRE-CONSTRUCTION OPPORTUNITY!PRICED FROM $300S TO OVER $1 MILLION 239-500-JAXI (5294)www.AllureLuxuryCondominiums.cominfo@AllureLuxuryCondominiums.comORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE/ADVERTISING AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. RENDERINGS, SQUARE FOOTAGE AND ROOM DIMENSIONS ARE APPROXIMATE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. PRICES, SPECIFICATIONS, FEATURES, FINISHES AND AVAILABILITY SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
The Isles of Collier Preserve by Minto recognized with prestigious best in American Living AwardThe Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples by Minto Communities recently received a prestigious Silver Award at the Best in American Living Awards (BALA) for Best Mixed Community. Minto is one of only three recipients to be recognized in this category in the entire country. BALA awards are presented by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The nations premier award program, the BALA awards recognize design excellence and spotlight the nations most creative and innovative builders, remodelers, architects, residential and building designers, developers, land planners and interior designers. All aspects of The Isles of Collier Preserve were inspired by nature and informed by historic references to the classic coastal architecture of Old Naples. Over half of the 2,400 acres are dedicated to lakes, nature preserves and natural habitat. The design of The Isles Club was inspired by the charming coastal cottage style of the original Naples Beach Hotel built in 1888 as a 16-room inn. Like the historic hotel, The Isles Club is distinguished by a stylized cupola and large awning-shaded front porch. Overlooking the sparkling Cypress Waterway, The Isles Club includes an array of active lifestyle and wellness amenities. Residents and friends gather here for social functions, swimming in the stunning resortstyle pool, tennis, pickleball and workouts in the state-of-the-art fitness center. A lushly landscaped event courtyard, yoga lawn and kayak launch provide additional opportunities for outdoor recreation. Energy efficient home designs at The Isles of Collier Preserve include a selection of 43 innovative floor plans. Luxury villas, coach homes and single-family homes are priced from the mid $300s to $1 million plus. The community currently presents 15 fully furnished model homes for touring. Currently, three move-in-ready featured homes are available. For a limited time, these homes include a $20,000 incentive towards purchase. Featured homes include the Poinciana two-story coach home priced at $510,290, Fresia villa home priced at $545,140, and Jasmine Grande single-family home priced at $986,221. The Poinciana coach home is 1,952 square feet under air, and includes three bedrooms, two baths, two-car garage and private elevator. The Fresia villa home is 1,862 square feet under air, and includes three bedrooms, two baths, den, pool and spa with water view and two-car garage. The Jasmine Grande single-family home also includes a beautiful water view. It is 2,963 square feet under air, and includes two bedrooms, den, sitting room, twoand-a-half baths and two-car garage. The Isles of Collier Preserve is located just four miles east of downtown Naples on U.S. 41/Tamiami Trail East. The Discovery Sales Center is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information on The Isles of Collier Preserve call 888-707-1251 or visit mintofla.com. Above: The Isles Club, The Isles of Collier Preserve and Jasmine Grande exterior. D10 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY CUSTOM HOMES | INTERIOR DCOR239-465-9700 3940 Radio Road, Suite #104
Bring your dreams to reality with Scholten CompaniesScholten Companies has years of experience in construction and design. You can find this custom home builder all throughout Collier County. We are in Royal Harbor, Talis Park, Montebello, The Audubon, The Moorings and anywhere else one desires to build. Scholten Companies is a complete package, from designing your dream home in house to the finishing decorative touches and details. We do everything from design to dcor. The husband and wife team is there with you every step of the way. Building a home can be stressful but Scholten Companies makes it a breeze. From their hands on team and open communication, they make building your home a dream. Scholten Companies only utilizes the best products and vendors. Your custom home will be built with Sub Zero/Wolf appliances and Andersen Windows. Our suppliers are Naples Lumber, Raymond Building Supply and Smith & De Shields. Call Scholten Companies for all of your home and interior design needs 239434-7617. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JULY 14-20, 2016 GULF COAST HOMES D11 On the south shore of Naples Bay For location, hours of operation and further details about our award-winning communities throughout Florida, visit mintofla.com.Luxury Villas, Coach Homes & Single-Family Homes from the mid $300s to over $1 millionNestled within a pristine natural setting, The Isles of Collier Preserve captures the timeless architecture and traditions of Old Naples. Over half of 2,400 acres are dedicated to lakes, nature preserves and natural habitat. Elegant singlefamily, villa and coach homes overlook miles of scenic kayak and biking trails along the tranquil Cypress Waterway. Visit our interactive Discovery Sales Center and experience this one-of-a-kind community for yourself! The Isles Club Now Open!Classic Old Florida Clubhouse Fitness Center Resort-Style Pool Lap Pool Cabanas Tennis Courts Kayak Launch Event Lawn Pickleball Courts 8 Miles of Scenic Kayak, Hiking and Biking TrailsGuided Boat Tours every Thursday Saturday 9:30 am 4 pm and Sunday 11:30 am 3 pm Explore our nature trails and waterways on Minto bicycles and kayaksBest of All, No CDD Fees Enjoy the warm Florida sunshine year-round! 5445 Caribe Ave. Naples, FL 34113 Located on US 41/Tamiami Trail East, just south of Thomasson Dr.TOUR 15 NEW MODEL HOMES AT THE Master-Planned Community of the Year! 15 Model Homes Open Daily! Only 5 Minutes to Downtown Naples and the Beaches SAVE UP TO $20,000HURRY, LIMITED TIME INCENTIVE* THE ISLES CLUB NOW OPEN!*Limited time only, see a New Home Sales Professional for details. Minto Communities, LLC 2016. All rights reserved. Content may not be reproduced, copied, altered, distributed, stored or transferred in any form or by any means without express written permission. Artists renderings, dimensions, speci cations, prices and features are approximate and subject to change without notice. Minto, the Minto logo, The Isles of Collier Preserve and The Isles of Collier Preserve logo are trademarks of Minto Communities, LLC and/or its af liates. CGC 1519880. 7/2016 (888) 707-1251 mintofla.com
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LUXE LIVINGFLORIDA WEEKLYTHE NAPLES LUXURY HOME REDEFINED JULY 2016 RANDALL PERRY PHOTOGRAPHY / COURTESY PHOTO N D DAL AL LP L P ERR ERR YP Y P HOT HOT OGR OGR APH APH Y/ Y / O CO C U U Designer Q&A Dynamic duo Laurie Walter and Diana Hall 2 Shopping TripPantone Colors of the Year for your home 6 Design SocietyOut and about at design events around town 8, 19 D D L L A A d S P a n o f y o u PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 PAGE 10 Cottage Life The Historic compound gets a facelift for one blended family seeking the perfect vacation retreat
DIANA HALL and LAURIE WALTER 2 LUXE LIVING JULY 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY PublisherShelley Hobbsshobbs@floridaweekly.comEditorCindy Piercecpierce@floridaweekly.comLuxe Living EditorLinda Donnellylinda.email@example.comGraphic DesignerMeg RoloffCirculation ManagerCameo Hinmanchinman@floridaweekly.comAccount ExecutivesNicole Ryannryan@floridaweekly.comCori Higginschiggins@floridaweekly.comAdam Schonbergaschonberg@floridaweekly.comSales and Marketing AssistantKatie Babkakbabka@floridaweekly.comPublished by Florida Media Group LLCNaples Florida Weekly 9051 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 202 Naples, Florida 34108 Phone 239.325.1960www.FloridaWeekly.com Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2016 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Over the past five years, Cinnabar Design founding members Diana Hall and Laurie Walter have created a dynamic firm that resonates with both developers and consumers alike in Naples. Luxe Livings Linda Donnelly posed some questions to the designing duo. Q. Can you tell me a bit about each of your backgrounds? A. Ms. Hall is originally from Haddonfield, N.J., attended Syracuse University and lived in Manhattan and Boston, where she had her own home accessories company. She moved to Naples to work for Robb & Stucky Interiors. Ms. Walter is originally from Ardsley, N.Y., and also attended Syracuse University. She worked with Stickley Furniture in New York before she was recruited to Naples to launch a luxury home building company. She then worked at Robb & Stucky Interiors, which is where she and Diana met. SEE Q&A, PAGE 4 of Cinnabar Design take pride in their dynamic yet timeless designs DESIGNER Q&A Laurie Walter Diana HallThe owners of this home wanted a transitional-contemporary interior, with a custom built-in as the focal point in the living room. Niches display accessories collected on the couples world travels. The Makes The Room
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DESIGNER Q&AQ. Please outline the work you did together leading to your aha moment to partner on Cinnabar? A. We founded Cinnabar Design, LLC, in 2011, slowly but surely building a reputation as a go-to design firm for clients craving a fresh perspective that reflects their own personal style. Specializing in luxury residences and with more than 30 years of combined industry expertise, our dynamic duo serves a distinguished clientele while offering a collaboratively creative experience that is as effortless as it is exciting. We have been esteemed with many prestigious industry honors, including Aurora, Sand Dollar and Pinnacle awards. We are lauded for our personable, concierge-type service, a handson approach, attention to detail and an impeccable eye for dynamic yet timeless design. Q. What is the secret to your successful partnership? How do you navigate the volume and responsibility so seamlessly? A. Synergy, shared passion for art and design, a desire to exceed clients expectations, with a left brain/right brain approach to running the business. We have an amazing team and approach each project with a focused approach. Elizabeth Gonzalez, one of our interior designers, and design assistant Kelly Sereghy both share our design philosophies and mission statement. Q. Explain the process of working through a project with a new client. How do you navigate large projects with your own particular process? A. Initial meeting(s) with the client is focused on understanding all of their design and lifestyle requirements. We then do a furniture floor plan and estimated budget spreadsheet. In either a remodel or new construction, Phase I may include architectural review and design and background selections for the interior and exterior. In Phase II, all furniture, area rugs, window treatments, bed treatments, lamps and art are decided. This is followed by a presentation for the clients at our office/ showroom. Then comes placing orders, installation and, most important, greeting our clients at the door of their newly completed home (often with a glass of champagne). Q. What do you feel are the most important responsibilities an interior designer has to his/her clients? A. Asking questions and listening, ensuring that we have a thorough understanding of their design and lifestyle requirements, and making the house a home for them. Cinnabar Design 1939 Trade Center Way 272-6262; cinnabardesign.netQ&AFrom page 2GIOVANNI PHOTOGRAPHY / COURTESY PHOTOSTop: A striking headboard wall sets the tone for this sophisticated master suite. Above: The ceilings painted beams and stained planks are a classic design element that complements the dark oak floor and soft contemporary furnishings. Left: Soft greige travertine stone cladding is used for the shower/tub wall as well as the flooring in this master bath. Above: The floating ceiling detail in this modern kitchen in a Talis Park residence illuminates the bright white cabinets and cherry red hood. Left: Woven furniture in a driftwood finish and Gulf-inspired art turn this outdoor living area into a retreat. 4 LUXE LIVING JULY 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY IMAGINE. DESIGN. BUILD.COMPLETE RENOVATIONS KITCHEN & BATH DESIGN EXTERIOR INTERIOR INTERIOR DESIGN CGC# 1507216 RENOVATIONS-PLUS.COM 239.593.620011983 TAMIAMI TRAIL N., SUITE #110, NAPLES, FL 34110OUTDOOR KITCHENS OUTDOOR LIVING ROOMS PERGOLAS | WOOD TRIM LANAI CEILING TOUNGE & GROOVE ADDITIONS CROWN MOLDING CUSTOM BUILT-IN CABINETRY PAINTING | FAUX FINISHING BACKSPLASH TILE DESIGN & INSTALLATION
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10 LUXE LIVING JULY 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYCOVER STORY BY LINDA DONNELLYlinda.donnelly@ oridaweekly.comA little-known fact about the history of construction in our country is that in the early 20th century from 1908-1940, one could buy a house from the Sears Roebuck catalogue in a craftsman kit. About half of all buyers actually attempted assembly themselves. These structures are now collectors items, and we have one right here in Naples, on Eighth Avenue South in the form of a lighthouse cottage that serves as the focal point of a two-lot compound. With four independent structures on the property, plus a pool and outdoor kitchen, this historic piece of real estate is both charming and picturesque. Its had just four owners in its lifespan. When married Realtor team Michele Peppe and Chip Harris first started showing the current owners properties in Naples, nothing was quite right for them until they saw this. It was the last property we showed them, and it was love at first sight, Ms. Peppe says. It is definitely one of the most special homes we have ever sold in our 35-plus-year career here in Naples, she adds. When the couple told their Realtors about the types of changes they wished to make to the compound and their desire to keep the history and charm of the original cottages, Ms. Peppe and Mr. Harris knew exactly who to call. We recommend Lynn Lombardi to all our clients, Mr. Harris says about the principal of LDL Interiors. We know they will be well taken care of, as Lynn has the uncanny ability of getting along with everyone. And the end result is always a reflection of the clients taste and personality. Each of the structures has endured various updates and renovations over the decades. The lighthouse was actually added on to that original Sears bungalow to provide a view of the beach, as the lot is actually one house from the water. Sadly, the owners of the beachfront lot simply would not sell, so in order to have a beach view, one needed to get very creative. The lighthouse was the perfect solution. Ms. Lombardi did an ultra-fast walk Historic Lighthouse Cottages compound gets a facelift for one blended family seeking the perfect vacation retreat Cottage Life TheSEE COMPOUND, PAGE 12 RANDALL PERRY PHOTOGRAPHY / COURTESY PHOTOS
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12 LUXE LIVING JULY 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYCOVER STORYCOMPOUNDFrom page 10through with the lady of the house on the day of their first meeting. The owner was looking to make a couple of minor tweaks and call it a day. And then, something strange happened overnight. She called me the next morning and said, Lets do this right and really bring it all up to date for our family to enjoy. She wanted to keep the historic charm, but modernize and refresh everything, both inside and out, recounts Ms. Lombardi. The previous owner had used general contractor Tom Broccolo; to continue with the quality and consistency of the earlier renovations, Ms. Lombardi enlisted him as well. She also chose Sunset Landscape Co. to help re-imagine all the exterior spaces. With Ms. Lombardi at the helm, this team who had never worked together previously was dispatched to gut the main residence and completely refresh the other three structures. LDL Interiors helped bring this unique multi-structure property into the 21st century by working very closely with the owners throughout the entire three-year process. This was one of my favorite projects, and my favorite way to work, Ms. Lombardi says. I want the client involved. Its their home, and it should be all about their lifestyle. And this project is spot-on representative of how these clients want to live. Presumably, the property attracts the type of lifestyle wherein you have several private, separate spaces for individuals and families (the property sleeps 14-16 guests) as well as common areas for the whole group to convene. With walking distance to all the best Fifth Avenue shops and restaurants, and only one house from the beach, this compound provided the new owners everything they wanted in a vacation property. Interestingly, the current and previous owners were both hoteliers, so their sensibilities were similar in wanting that bed-and-breakfast type of experience for their friends and family. All of the buildings surround the vintage glass mosaic tile pool, a brand new outdoor kitchen and a renovated patio area for guests to congregate when they wish. The newly remodeled outdoor is ideal for dining, relaxing or playing games together before everyone retreats to the privacy of their own cottages. The original owners had commissioned murals on some of the exterior walls, and the current owner was very respectful to preserve them. For example, there are three beloved family great Danes buried on the property, and murals depicting the canines were kept and enhanced to ensure the character of the property lived on. We kept and restored some of the antique and original furniture pieces and cabinetry for the rustic, casual charm of the old Naples lifestyle, Ms. Lombardi says. When you open up the somewhat distressed kitchen cabinetry doors, they reveal the most high-end appliances And when you sit on the cozy couches, you realize this is true quality and comfort. So even though the look is meant to be antiquated, the bones of everything have been replaced with the highest level of function and performance. On the cover: One of three covered porch areas beckoning guests to sit and exhale. Inset: Landscape details mastered by Sunset Landscape Co. complete the perfect cottage setting. Right: One of the compounds only formal spaces, the main cottage living room is both sophisticated and casual. Below left: The country kitchen actually provides the most gourmet experience with state-of-the-art professional appliances. Below right: The largest of the three porches harkens back to a simplier time for friends and family to enjoy both day and evening. The breathtaking view of the gulf from the lighthouse at cocktail hour. The communal pool is a popular gathering spot for everyone at the compound. The dramatic climb to the top of the historic lighthouse is well worth the effort. A guest bedroom done up in a redux of the original color scheme. SEE COMPOUND, PAGE 14
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14 LUXE LIVING JULY 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYCOVER STORYCOMPOUNDFrom page 12Each cottage has its own porch for that idyllic old Florida feel, and Ms. Lombardi has enhanced the true ambiance of casual outdoor living within these exterior spaces as well. Comfortable outdoor furnishings, lots of candles and even outdoor lamps and stacks of puffy pillows, all in the original color schemes, beckon guests to sit and exhale. This fun, active, athletic couple who love to entertain have begun to spend more and more time here now that the renovation is complete. A charming tradition they initiated was to provide each guest with a multitude of beautiful empty picture frames upon arrival. Guests are each then tasked with the challenge of snapping images during their stay that exemplify the lifestyle of the Lighthouse Cottages. Fun selfies, laughing group shots and candid images are then framed and sprinkled throughout the compound for future guests to enjoy. From the heartfelt testimonials left in the guest book, a good time is genuinely had by all. LDL Interiors Lynn Lombardi 6001 Taylor Road 290-9642 ldlinteriors.com The Harris-Peppe Team Chip Harris and Michele Peppe Coldwell Banker Previews International 550 Fifth Ave. S. 370-0574 NaplesRealEstate.com Thomas G. Broccolo Residential Contracting 777-3621 Sunset Landscape Co. 216 Price St. 793-2122 sunsetlandscapeco.com Top left: The focal point of the doublelot property is the lighthouse structure originally built from a Sears and Roebuck catalog kit in 1940. Bottom left: A charming childrens room with a nautical theme incorporates the cottages color scheme of cranberry and maize. Left: The family room in one of the smaller cottages provides a spot for privacy and solitude. CUSTOM DESIGNS | RAW LUMBER COMMISSIONED ARTWORK | TRADE WELCOMEOne-of-a-Kind Handcrafted original and custom furniture designs from exotic reforestion hardwoods and original artworks by Jackie Morelisse.BouTeak by Jackie Morelisse Located in Miromar Design Center 10800 Corkscrew Road, Suite 148 Estero, FL 33928239-949-0998www.BouTeakbyJackieMorelisse.com U.S. Green Building Council Member VISIT OUR STORE IN THE BONITA PLAZA 10347 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 109Located at the corner of Old 41 & Bonita Beach Road at Johnny Malloys 239.405.7326 islandblind.net HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY 10-4:30 SATURDAY 10-3 SUNDAY & EVENINGS BY APPOINTMENT TOURSTOREIN DRESSING SOUTHWEST FLORIDAS WINDOWS ONE HOME AT A TIME FOR 20 YEARS! DAN AND VICTORIA SERINO Basswood Plantation Shutters$1699 SF(Minimum Purchase Required)All Custom Window Treatments, Sheer Draperies And Bed Linens20% OFF Come See Our New Hunter Douglas Gallery Featuring Allustra Window Coverings and Fabrics! STOREWIDE SAVINGS
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16 LUXE LIVING JULY 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY MAKEOVER BY LINDA DONNELLYlinda.donnelly@ oridaweekly.comHere are some common complaints from homeowners needing a remodel: The ceilings are too low. The spaces feel narrow and confined. Theres too much mirror. The floral wallpaper is old-fashioned, and the cabinetry is clunky. And here is the confident response from Jinx McDonald Interior Designs to a client on the bay side of Gulf Shore Boulevard with one such dated mess: Weve got this! This couple has had an adventurous life traveling throughout the globe and wanted to bring a bit of that French/ Asian Colonial look to their new Naples condo. It would require a lot more that a new rug and fresh paint. The team at Jinx McDonald Interior Designs needed to move walls, rip out floors, add and update trim work, reconfigure closets and add cabinetry, built-in shelving and a new kitchen island. This was a true transformation from old to new. The tired trend of using mirrored walls to create the illusion of more space is officially gone for good. Instead, todays designers and builders are using larger windows, expansive sliding doors, higher ceilings and lighter paint colors for even better results. Starting with all the floors, it was clear that the carpeting throughout and the linoleum kitchen floor were of course, not desirable. A new mix of light and dark, the updated flooring is a combination of a wool blend sisal used wall-towall in the main living areas, a beautiful dark, wire-brushed hardwood in the kitchen and refreshed tile in the bathrooms. This client knew what they wanted, explains Minka McDonald, designer and daughter of founder Jinx McDonald. They spent years abroad in Hong Kong, and wanted to bring a bit of that old world Colonial style to Naples. The kitchen was perhaps the most dramatic result of the teams efforts. The before is the traditional galley design with a narrow footprint and very little prep/work space. By removing the entire wall on which the range was originally placed, Ms. McDonald was able to create the open floor plan that most homeowners want today. The new island provides tremendous storage as well as a new workspace that allows the hosts to stay connected with their guests. All new custom cabinetry and countertops in bright white, and transitional pendant light fixtures that tie in to the main fixture in the dining room, add the perfect touches to the final great room mixed-use space. Ms. McDonald brought a bold color palette of java, navy, white and red throughout. A focal point is the rich background created by the metallicbacked woven Phillip Jeffries wallpaper used in the living room and breakfast room. Fans and hardware all got an update and were selected to keep in line with the Colonial Asian style. Overall the space feels bigger, brighter and much more open, Ms. McDonald says. And it has the elegant, old world styling the couple so desired. Jinx McDonald Interior Designs 1959 Trade Center Way 598-4800, ext. 3; jinxmcdonald.comCondo reduxA worldly couple transforms a dated home into a French/Asian Colonial dream reminding them of years in Hong Kong Above: Red Chippendale chairs, an Asian-style dining table with a java finish, a large espresso sideboard with rattan detailing and natural woven shades in a rich java finish create a Colonial aesthetic. Right: Removing the wall between the kitchen and living room transformed the old galley kitchen and completely opened up the condo. Crisp white cabinetry, Carrara quartz countertops and a continuous backsplash assist in enlarging the space. Above: The master bath was remade with a Carrara marble basketweave floor, Carrara tile shower walls and new cabinetry with a stunning Diamond Crystal Quartzite top and a botanical motif sink. Above right: A Phillip Jeffries woven metallic wallpaper provides an updated take on grasscloth, and creates a rich background for the new built-in with lattice detailing. COURTESY PHOTOS Before Before Before Before
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