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SEE VON ARX, A20 Injured wildlife find refuge at The von Arx hospitalAt first glance, the barred owl appeared to be recovering well from an unknown injury. Veterinarian PJ Deitschel and staff at The von Arx Wildlife Hospital suspected the handsome bird had been hit by a car before someone found it, disoriented and unable to fly, stumbling beside the road and called the hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. After following protocol, staff was pleased when the owl could feed himself and was reasonably alert. But something was not quite right. Suspecting a vision problem had manifested during his recovery, Dr. Deitschel was called BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ Technology for self-driving cars is exploding, but are we ready? Could software upgrade deter a malicious driver? A8 Self-driving cars could be here in 5-10 years, one expert says. A9 Another voice: Were a long, long way from selfdriving cars. A8INSIDE: BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ N A HOT JUNE MORNING THIS summer, a staff meeting of Kitson & Partners Babcock Ranch town planners crowded into the reception area of their offices east of Fort Myers and listened to a speaker, Larry Burns, explain the future of cars as he sees it. Babcock Ranch in Charlotte and Lee counties is scheduled to open next year and eventually be home to some 50,000 people. They are also considering how to make self-driving cars a normal part of everyday life for residents and a test for how smart cars could change the way the we SEE CARS, A8 The road to autopilotOVANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYWhile performing an eye exam on a barred owl, veterinarian PJ Deitschel advises intern and vet student Alexis Wohl on the particulars of owl ocular anatomy. WEEK OF AUGUST 18-24, 2016 OPINION A4 PROFILE IN PARADISE A6 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A15 CLUB NOTES A16-17 ON THE MOVE B5 BUSINESS MEETINGS B6 HOUSE HUNTING B9 OPEN HOUSE MAP B18 BOOK REVIEW C2 PUZZLES C12 FILM REVIEW C15 ANTIQUES C16 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Vol. VIII, No. 43 FREE Behind the WheelColumnist Myles Kornblatt says the Honda Civic finally delivers. A18 Get out!Escape adventures call on collaboration and creativity instead of smartphones. C1 SocietyKidzAct kids celebrate after Emma! at the Sudgen. C20 Summer highsTemperatures arent the only thing thats up for area businesses. B1


A2 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 18-24, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY GIGANTIC FURNITURE SELL-OFF! 80%up to SAVE A Message From The BrothersOur Distribution Center is overloaded and truckloads of the latest furniture fashions are arriving daily. We must make room immediately! Therefore...the decision has been made to sell off all overstock, closeout, and discontinued inventory at a fraction of its original value. For a limited time, we will offer nearly our entire inventory at up to 80% off. Our showrooms are packed with designer quality furniture from America's top name brands and will be restocked daily. SAVE ON EVERYTHING FOR YOUR HOME! Living rooms, bedroom, dining, dinette, recliner, mattress sets, entertainment furniture, occasional tables, accent pieces, lamps, artwork, and much more!(239) 598-3330 | 7200 Trail Boulevard, Naples Other locations in Ft. Myers, Sarasota, Tarpon Springs and Pinellas Park COMMENTARY Love letter to RepublicansI love you people, I really do. Not all of you, of course, but Ive never been a lover of just anybody. I dont love all Democrats, Independents, Libertarians, socialists, Christians or Jews, either. Muslims? No. I dont love all of them. I dont even know many of them. Women? Yeah, I love all women. I think. What about Republican women? Well sure, I love all of them too, except the ones I dont. You Republicans baffle me, and I say that affectionately. What is it you want more? More money, more casual opportunity to make money, more comfort, more services for less money you have to contribute? Lower taxes has long been your Republican mantra, after all. That doesnt mean I dont love you. Or maybe youre just angry. Thats what some say. Maybe you want to make sure nobody gets ahead of you, and nobody gets more than you, and some people dont get as much as you because the way you figure it they dont deserve as much. But they try to push to the front of the line, anyway. Is that the way you see it? I can get that. So let me acknowledge a fact: Some of my best friends and closest family members have been Republicans. Ive grown up with Republicans (Colorado). Ive served with Republicans (Marine Corps). Ive worked with Republicans (the West, the Midwest, New England, the MidAtlantic, the South, Florida). Some of the finest humans Ive ever known have been Republicans, hard as that is to believe. You want the country to succeed, just like I do. You want people to try hard, to do their share without whining about it, and to make their own choices about living, working, worshipping and loving without proselytizing and preaching or bragging and chest-thumping. I want the same thing. Many of you have guns (so do I), but some of you also understand, just like I do: The Second Amendment is not the issue when it comes to gun control, since nobody is trying to take away our guns. Money is the issue that and keeping weapons out of the hands of wackos. Also, you true Republicans arent interested in wild exaggerations, lies, fear-mongering, pandering or vague suggestions that encourage some Republicans to go shoot the political opponents of other Republicans. So you arent likely to be Trump voters on principal, which makes me admire you all the more. It puts you in a terrible position though, and my heart goes out to you. Do you stick with the party, as youve been taught? Or do you stand as moralists and refuse to support a charlatan? Thats no choice, and yet for my friends and fellow countrymen who are Republicans, its the only choice, this year. Many of you are facing up to it, and I wonder if I could do the same, faced with the same terrible options. I dont want to see trickle-down racism, 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said recently, describing why he could never vote for Mr. Trump. Trickledown racism, trickle-down bigotry, trickledown misogyny all these things are extraordinarily dangerous to the heart and character of America. Hes not the only one with spit and grit. Donald Trump has not demonstrated that temperament or strength of character (required to be president). He has not displayed a respect for the Constitution, Jeb Bush has said. If its between Hillary Clinton, however ethically challenged and liberal she may be on the one hand, or Donald Trump, who is a fascist, xenophobe, racist, nationalist who appeals to violence, yeah, Ill take President Clinton over President Trump any day, said Mac Stipanovich, the Republican who headed Ronald Reagans Florida campaign in 1984. The GOP used to be a party that aspired to a biblical ethic of private charity, graciousness, humility and faithfulness (but) Trump has replaced biblical commitments with a gladiator ethos. Everything is oriented around conquest, success, supremacy and domination, said the conservative New York Times columnist David Brooks. I cannot in good conscience support Donald Trump for president ... Like many others, I must declare in two simple words what separates constitutional conservatives from this liberal billionaire: Never Trump, announced State Rep. Matt Caldwell, a District 79 Republican. Whether the word liberal means what Rep. Caldwell thinks it means is immaterial: he has courage. And some of his fellow Republicans in the region are about as sympathetic to his view as bank robbers are to cops. Im 100 percent for Donald Trump, announced Francis Rooney, a vastly wealthy Neapolitan once appointed by George W. Bush to serve as ambassador to the Holy See in Rome. Mr. Rooney is running against Chauncey Goss in the Aug. 30 Republican primary that will likely decide who serves as the United States Representative from District 19, a seat now held by Curt Clawson. That means Mr. Rooney supports a big border wall along with testing and monitoring of Muslims, a strategy about as unAmerican as yellow-starring Jews in Berlin in 1941. You Republicans might want clean Florida water, but prominent members of your party (Gov. Rick Scott and Sen. Marco Rubio) have energetically resisted programs that would create it. You might want immigration control and reform, but prominent members of your party have suggested putting up walls and controlling or testing Muslims instead of doing the job right. For the Republicans I admire, and there are many of you, the issue ultimately isnt political. Instead, its about ethics and morality, on the one hand, and pragmatically speaking about the role of government in helping its people, on the other hand. Whatever decisions you make, you will have my respect whether or not I agree with you. Truth be told, I love you people, I really do. Some of you. roger


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A4 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 18-24, 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.donnelly@floridaweekly.comGraphic 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 aschonberg@floridaweekly.comSales and Marketing AssistantKatie BabkaBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis Jeffrey Cull Jim Dickerson 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 and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state $59.95 out-of-state OPINIONProfiles in courageIf the 2016 presidential election is any indication, there is no joy in Mudville; nor will there be any time soon. You remember Mudville. It is that mythical place immortalized in a famous baseball poem written in 1888. The poem remained popular all these years because its narrative is a familiar one. It goes something like this: Its the bottom of the ninth. The hometown team is up, with two outs and two men on. Mudvilles last hope, the mighty Casey, is up at bat. Hes two strikes down. Then comes the final pitch. Casey whiffs the ball. Its game over. The loss settles over Mudville like a funerary drape. It is a tale of a date with destiny, of a people and a place confident all was going to end well despite the precariousness of the teams situation. But, alas, it didnt. Heres a modern but similar version: Team America is locked in a heated contest with a visiting team from a rogue league. The homelands democratic traditions and values are at stake. It has been up to this moment, a brutal and exhausting competition, a winnertake-all fight. The final inning is at hand. The last pitch is about to be thrown. Team America has lost its certainty. Will the homeland win or lose? No one knows. The game has never before been played like this. The star players are flawed. The stakes are impossibly high. Anger and fear infect the crowd. Catcalls rise the game is rigged. Tensions spiral out of control. Fans spill onto the field, throwing punches at the players and each other. This is no one-time match-up of rival teams; it is an electoral process on the verge of implosion. The parties umpires are fleeing for cover, unable to rein in the crowd nor call the game. You have a feeling of dread this will end badly. In such a contest, fair play and decency are pass. Donald Trump denigrates a Gold Star family. He says the sacrifices he made to become a billionaire are comparable to that of a soldier sacrificing his life for his country. He indulges in displays of world-class petulance, snubbing his Republican colleagues. Bad daddy is instructed by daughter to write 500 times, I am a loyal Republican. He whines but submits to party discipline with the enthusiasm one reserves for a root canal. The Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, has her own troubles, what with the ceaseless drone about her emails, her nuanced replies, feigning how deeply she regrets doing nothing wrong, the accusations of pay-to-play linked to her foundations trolling for donors. Still, her favorability in the polls is increasing in comparison to Trump, the scarier and more dangerous alternative. Trumps fitness for the office is an open question, a product of his own deeply unsettling political persona. In reply to those alarmed by his erratic behavior, Trump says Clinton is the crazy one. But it wont stick. In true Trump fashion, he has established himself as the brand for the meaning of crazy in a political context. His attitudes, behaviors and public statements ensure his candidacy is the one to which all others will be compared on the not-fit for-the-office measure. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, has done the principled thing, citing Trumps temperament, judgment and lack of selfrestraint as why she is abandoning her partys candidate. She makes no claim on anyone elses right to make their own decision. Nor is she endorsing Clinton. But her action is indicative of the gravity in our choice of the next president. Trump says his supporters will vote for him even if he shoots someone in Time Square. Its the lowest bar for citizenship anyone has ever set for this country. Republicans supporting Trump face the same moral crossroads as Collins: Will they put party before country and support their partys nominee, even if a Trump presidency puts the nation at risk? John F. Kennedy would have described this as a Profiles in Courage moment, when an individual is faced with a grave moral choice to do the right thing. His book on the subject was a Pulitzer Prize winner. It tells the stories of political leaders who defied their partys and constituents opinions and did what they believed was in the countrys best interest, courageously and often at great personal and professional sacrifice. History proved them right. On the matter of party before country, Kennedy wrote, We believe in this country in the principle of party responsibility, and we recognize the necessity of adhering to party platforms if the party label is to mean anything to the voters. But when party and officeholder differ as to how the national interest is to be served, we must place first the responsibility we owe not to our party or even to our constituents, but to our individual consciences. This election is not about the candidates or the parties. It is about doing what is best for the country and voting your conscience. 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 and read past blog posts on Tumblr at parting shotThe Obama administration is entering its final months, but its never too late to further diminish U.S. influence and discomfit our allies. President Barack Obama is considering adopting a policy of no first use, i.e., declaring that the United States would never use nuclear weapons except after a nuclear attack on itself or its allies. From Obamas perspective, this change would have the dual advantage of being something he can legitimately do on his own and representing a radical departure in the countrys nuclear doctrine. For 70 years, presidents of both parties have maintained a posture of nuclear ambiguity. We wanted enemies to have to contemplate the possibility of a U.S. nuclear response to acts of aggression. This added an extra element of uncertainty and risk to potential attacks on us or our friends, in the hopes of deterring them in the first place. Advocates of no first use urge that we get beyond Cold War thinking, a favorite line of President Obamas as well. The end of the Cold War indeed changed the strategic environment, but it didnt make nuclear weapons obsolete, or render age-old concepts like deterrence inoperative, or eliminate international conflict. Declaring no first use would kick away an element of our nuclear deterrent. Yes, we no longer have to worry about deterring a massive Soviet army facing west. But Vladimir Putin has already changed the borders of Europe through force, and theres no reason to think hes necessarily done. A RAND Corp. study says that Russian forces could reach the capitals of the Baltic States in less than 60 hours. Why would we make Putins calculation any easier, or ease the minds of other potential aggressors like China and North Korea? We might never use nuclear weapons in response to a conventional attack, no matter how brazen. Obviously the risks in resorting to nuclear weapons would be mind-boggling, but taking the possibility off the table serves no purpose. If we are going to have nuclear weapons, we should take advantage of their deterrent effect. Relying entirely on conventional forces for deterrence would require more military spending and more forwarddeployed assets by us and our allies. Of course, the analysts and activists who argue for no first use tend to be the same ones who think we spend too much on defense. One of these things does not go along with the other. Our allies are freaked out about the prospect of no first use. They have long relied on our nuclear umbrella, and if it is being pulled back, countries like South Korea and Japan will need to reconsider their decisions to forswear nuclear weapons. This is why no first use would contradict President Obamas opposition to nuclear proliferation, and make Global Zero the disarmament movements goal of a world free of nuclear weapons even more of a pipe dream. In short, there is nothing to recommend no first use unless you are a lameduck president heedless of strategic reality and looking to make a gesture of anti-nuclear righteousness. No first use would make the world, at the margins, a more dangerous place and be a perfect parting shot for President Obama. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly




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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. PROFILE IN PARADISEMeet Naples City Councilman Doug FinlayNaples has a seven-member City Council consisting of a mayor and six council members who are nonpartisan and elected at large. Per the city charter, City Council members and the mayor serve four-year terms and are limited to two consecutive terms.Council meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of each month, with the exception of a summer hiatus normally beginning mid-June and ending mid-August. City Council workshop meetings are held the Monday preceding the second regular City Council meeting each month. Councilman Doug Finlay and his wife, Joyce, the director of music for Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Naples, have been residents of Naples since 1996. They live in The Moorings. Mr. Finlay is a former manager of the Kansas City motion picture distribution office for The Walt Disney Company. Since moving to Naples, he has served on numerous boards and committees including the Community Services Advisory Board, The Moorings Bay Citizens Advisory Committee, The Moorings Property Owners Association, The Gulf Shore Association of Condominiums, The Naples Pathways Coalition and Save the Bays. He has approximately 2,500 hours of volunteer service with The Conservancy of Southwest Florida. He also enjoys boating, running and cycling. Bob Harden is the producer and host of The Bob Harden Show, airing from 78 a. m. weekdays at Past shows are archived online for listeners convenience. Mentor: My father.Something your mother was always right about: The importance of doing your homework. It took awhile to sink in.Where did you grow up? Jefferson City, Mo., with a weekend/summer house at the Lake of the Ozarks.First job: I had my own small business installing large home TV antennas at the Lake of the Ozarks. When and why did you rst come to Naples/ Collier County, and what was your rst impression? We moved here from Jacksonville in 1996. We had moved to Florida for reasons the same as many, including the desire to leave the cold winters far behind. Our impression of Naples was that it was cultured and nicely manicured, but with a small town feel and lots of preserved lands nearby. As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Captain of an ocean liner not a cruise ship. There is a difference. However, that aspiration died quickly as true ocean liners disappeared.What would you be doing if you werent serving on the Naples City Council? More volunteering.Guilty pleasure: Dark chocolate. Im glad I have lived long enough for it to be considered a health food.Next vacation destination: Hiking and cycling in Breckenridge, Colo.One thing on your bucket list: Retuning (again and again) to Carcassonne and Cassis, France.Skill or talent you wish you had: I wish I had a degree in accounting.Advice for someone just starting in your line of work: Dont do it for yourself. Do it for others.Trait you most admire in your best friend: Being a listener.Favorite app on your smartphone or tablet: I dont use a smartphone. Mine is very dumb seriously.Something thats been on your mind: The city budget is always on my mind.Must-see place to take rst-time visitors: The waterways of Collier and Lee counties.Something that makes you laugh: Martin Short as Jiminy Glick. Last book you read: I re-read Indecent Exposure by David McClintick.All-time favorite movie: Its a tie between : A Space Odyssey and To Kill a Mockingbird.Something youll never fully understand: : A Space Odyssey.Something you wish could go back to the way it once was: Classic wooden boats, even though theyre not so great in Florida.Pet peeve: People who are late.Something people might be surprised to nd out about you: When we moved to Florida from Missouri, we came by boat.Something the Paradise Coast really needs: Some hills for cycling. Lots of luck on that one.Favorite thing about the Paradise Coast: The warm, green-foliated winters.What you miss about the Paradise Coast when you go away: The high degree of maintenance of homes, landscaping, parks, roads and more. Talking points with Doug Finlay


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A8 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 18-24, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYCAR COMPANIES HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET rid of the driver since the tailfin was standard issue. Last month our interstate system turned 60 years old. Since its inception, General Motors, Mercedes and others have envisioned and invested in trying to take you coast-tocoast like a car was a private plane with an electronic pilot. The largest roadblock for most of these projects was not a technology hurdle, but instead the infrastructure it would take to get there. It is only in recent years that we have not needed to invest in smart roads, because GPS, smartphones and other communication technology have helped to create a virtual electronic grid. Its a foundation weve never had before, and thats why autonomous vehicles seem to be on the fast track today. But the reality is we still have a truckload of questions and regulations to overcome before we remove the steering wheel. After all, how does a cop write a ticket if one or more vehicles involved in an accident is autonomous? Can a mainstream provider insure the car? Is an occupant needed at all times or can our car come and pick us up? But even these questions skip a few stages before a vehicle is fully autonomous the top level in a six-tier industry-accepted definition. Right now we can buy cars with partial automation. This is the third stage with driver aids that can help us keep lanes, fully brake to avoid an accident, and warn of potential hazards. These automated assistance features already have the potential for a dangerous knowledge gap with the next generation of drivers. If new cars are smarter and communicate with each other, as well as have their own accident avoidance systems, younger drivers will likely rely on these and may never pick up all the proper safety habits. It creates a situation where the statistically least responsible drivers, i.e., teenagers, will be relying heavily on computer intervention for accident prevention. But they will be sharing the road with older and vintage vehicles that are heavier, less responsive and possibly not communicating with the automobile grid at all. The even scarier question is will fully autonomous vehicles need to be programmed to kill? This might seem far-fetched, but consider the following hypothetical: A self-driving car recognizes a family of three entering the roadway in front of it. The car calculates it cannot stop in time. Theres a brick wall to the left and single pedestrian on its right. Does this car have to make a decision whom to run into? Its a rare situation, but engineers have to go through each outlandish situation because it could happen out on the road. But even through a myriad of pitfalls, the development of autonomous vehicles is necessary. This is an opportunity to provide unprecedented independence to the elderly and handicapped. As a society that prides itself on freedom, it is our duty to encourage and promote technology that provides a huge increase in quality of life to our members. We also need to make sure it can be purchased, insured and operated at a reasonable cost, so it is an alternative (not a replacement) for traditional driving. If all of this seems a bit overwhelming, thats OK. We dont need to have all of the answers tomorrow. There are a lot of great minds working on this, but that doesnt mean we are going to get there soon, if at all. Those invested in the future of autonomous vehicles talk as if they are right around the corner. And that seems easy to believe, because there are already cars in our daily lives. But in this case, view the timetable more like the difference between sending a rocket to Mars and landing people there. Creating autonomous vehicles is ambitious, admirable and the kind of technology that allows us to push beyond our boundaries. But just like a rocket to Mars, its going to be a while before you strap your family in and let someTHING else do the driving. Myles Kornblatt is an automotive journalist, author, curator of the Miami Auto Museum and regular contributor to Florida Weekly.IT IS SO ENLIGHTENING TO READ AN OPINion of an insider into self-driving cars. Larry Burns explains in simple terms what a self-driving car is, at the same time discussing expected milestones of the project and its potential consequences. Moreover, its delightful to see it coming to the heart of Southwest Florida. While I agree with what Mr. Burns is saying, it is always beneficial to have a second opinion of someone who can play devils advocate. The numbers are convincing. With self-driving cars, we can save on energy, clean air and time, and reduce fatalities from car accidents, with all this promising enormous cost savings for all stakeholders. Still, there are multiple unknowns. The design teams are certainly aware of it, but the public should know as well. So, let me articulate some of these unknowns. With cars, we have things like air bags, anti-lock brakes, and drive-bywire system, which operate autonomously. And we have cruise control that now expands toward adaptive cruise control where the distance to other vehicles is controlled automatically. But when we add fully automatic driving capability to a car, we are changing the game totally, because it is similar to having a multidimensional cruise control, enhanced with multitasking. The number of dimensions increases so dramatically that it is like opening a Pandoras box. This is the first issue complexity which we dont know how to handle efficiently. The second issue is that a self-driving car may appear to be safer, because we eliminate human error. But one has to realize that this is at the cost of giving up control totally to the machine, or strictly speaking, to software. Most software in industries I know is developed for good enough quality, for a variety of reasons, but primarily due to a business pressure to place a new product on the market fast. In this context, can you really think about a car software upgrade? They will likely name it a recall. What is at stake is how various kinds of disturbances affect the drive, to which the software must appropriately respond. Among those often dangerous elements one can include interacting with pedestrians, who are very unpredictable, sudden changes in driving conditions (especially weather), vehicles entering traffic unexpectedly or unexpectedly stopping in the middle of a road, drivers with malicious intentions, zombie drivers, and hit-and-run incidents. How do you write software to respond to something which is so unpredictable? Its not the usual but definitely the unusual which makes it difficult. And it all leads to one magic phrase: safety first. Guaranteeing the safety of the vehicle and its passengers is crucial. A closely related issue is to provide security. Self-driving cars, especially their software, need to be certified from both perspectives, something which is rarely raised in public discussions. I definitely see signs that the industry (Society of Automotive Engineers) and the regulatory agencies (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) will be able to resolve it, but it will be a long and painful process, just like it has been for certification of aircraft. Even though Babcock Ranch sounds like an excellent, although somewhat limited, proving ground for self-driving cars, one has to realize that the real testing of software is done on its boundaries, to verify its behavior in unusual conditions perhaps even not anticipated by designers. This is how we educate students in the software engineering program at FGCU. To conclude, 130 years since Karl Benz invented a car means 130 years of continuous improvements. The path from plain mechanical device to the one stuffed with electronics took over a century. Years and decades will pass between moving from partially automated to fully autonomous cars. As a whole, its definitely a disruptive technology. There is no doubt that a digitally enabled car combined with a new business model will cause dramatic changes in the industry and our everyday lives, opening a completely new world of possibilities. But at this stage, it is all very emphasis on very experimental, and needs further studies. Janusz Zalewski, Ph.D. is a professor in the software engineering department at Florida Gulf Coast University. His research includes safety critical systems and security mechanisms, software engineering and computer networks.Reality is that were a long, long way from self-driving carsWould software deter a malicious driver?BY MYLES KORNBLATTFlorida Weekly Correspondent BY JANUSZ ZALEWSKI, PH.D.Special to Florida Weekly KORNBLATT ZALEWSKI This is as big as moving from the horse and buggy to the Model T, not only in terms of safety and mobility for individuals but frankly for how cities and businesses are going to be transformed. Florida Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg)These automated assistance features already have the potential for a dangerous knowledge gap with the next generation of drivers (T)hey will be sharing the road with older and vintage vehicles that are heavier, less responsive, and possibly not communicating with the automobile grid at all. Myles Kornblatt, automotive journalist With self-driving cars, we can save on energy, clean air, time and reduce fatalities from car accidents, with all this promising enormous cost savings for all stakeholders. Janusz Zalewski, FGCU software engineering professor The excitement of self-driving cars is overshadowing the reality. Its going to be 15 to 20 years before those cars are really a major part of our lifestyle. Lynne McChristian, Florida representative for the Insurance Information Institute


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 18-24, 2016 NEWS A9get around. A former General Motors executive and an advisor to the Google team that is developing self-driving cars, Mr. Burns described how this could play out. It was in some ways an aspirational, Ted-like talk by a man with a vested interest in developing self-driving cars. It was also an insiders perspective from a long-time car industry expert and engineer with a front-row seat to Googles plans. He offered a detailed, big-picture view of how the technology works, larger social and economic changes, and he addressed practical matters such as insurance. Self-driving cars at Babcock could be part of a shared community fleet, he told them, available on demand similar to an Uber. In the next five to 10 years, they could shuttle residents to Publix or Fort Myers or Naples or across Florida to Palm Beach County one of the communities he has studied to get an idea of how the cars will work in urban areas. Perhaps his biggest claim was that self-driving cars will make the world dramatically safer. About 35,000 people a year die in car crashes in the U.S. and 1.2 million die worldwide. Mr. Burns estimated deaths could be reduced by 90 percent with self-driving cars. But thats likely only in a world in which nearly everyone uses autonomous cars. If, how and when we can get to that future is less clear and involves wide-ranging changes that could take decades. Driverless cars are having a moment. Although fully autonomous vehicles are not yet on the market, a growing number of states and the federal government are dedicating resources to get ready for their presence. The U.S. Department of Transportation dedicated $4 billion over the next 10 years to kickstart car automation. Florida has paved the way with legislation effective July 1 allowing licensed drivers to use autonomous vehicles in the state, encouraging research and requiring Metropolitan Planning Organizations and the Florida Department of Transportation to plan for more of them on the roads in the future. Here is an edited transcript and summary of Mr. Burnss car talk to Babcock planners on Monday, June 12, and the Q&A that followed. It lasted a little more than 30 minutes and included slides and video. A former head of research and development for General Motors and professor of engineering practice at the University of Michigan, Mr. Burns was recruited in 2010 as an advisor to the Google team that is developing self-driving cars. He is also on the advisory board for Kitson & Partners, the company building Babcock Ranch. In the these pages are others who lent their voices to the subject. Those include Florida Gulf Coast University software engineering professor Janusz Zalewski, and an automotive journalist and Florida Weekly contributor, Myles Kornblatt, who wrote editorials in response to the following transcript of Mr. Burnss talk. The pitchDo you enjoy shopping for a car? Financing a car? Insuring a car? Buying and pumping gasoline? Getting a car washed or maintaining a car? Driving a car? Parking a car? Sitting in traffic? If you answered no to either one or many of these questions, I think youre going CARSFrom page 1 Questions for Larry Burns Larry Burns is helping Google develop self-driving cars. He believes they could revolutionize transportation, becoming an everyday part of life for Babcock Ranch residents in Charlotte and Lee counties and on Floridas roads in five to 10 years. Q. Insurance. Is that the biggest obstacle remaining to this?A. Well you know, some of the big players are going to self-insure with product liability and I think its a very important question, Im not going to say its a concern. We think the governments going to play an important role here. You know when u vaccines were created there was a big concern about allergic reactions to the vaccine so the suppliers were nervous about providing it and they were self-insuring, liability costs were skyrocketing and people who took the vaccine were worried about having a reaction. The government stepped in and they created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Twentyve cents of every u shot goes to that fund and then the government sorts this out. So I think theres going to be some mechanisms to take that insurance on Were going to eliminate 90 percent of the crashes so in theory insurance costs should drop dramatically. Its just that question of how do you protect yourself during that journey.Q. It seems like the technology is there. Is that whats holding things back from moving forward?A. Two things. I think youre concerned about liability (for) one. And then the other is the laws on where vehicles can operate. Fortunately, Florida is one of the most proactive states on this. California said, Were all in favor of it, but you have to have a licensed driver in the car and it has to have a steering wheel, a brake pedal, an accelerator pedal. We dont think thats the way to think about it. It was like when Henry Ford was popularizing the car some people felt thats all ne, but a horse has to be out in front of the car. Well, that wasnt really the right thing to do. So I think well get through those things. Thats why Babcock Ranch is so special. It can be the learning laboratory. I dont want our residents to think about themselves as test subjects, but it can be the learning laboratory for the entire state. Because our timing syncs up with the timing of the technologys maturity and the startups wanting to come in here and have a rst market. So theres a lot of positive things that play to Babcock Ranch.Q. Are there any issues with extreme heat or cold in terms of the technology?A. Not heat or cold. Its rain and snow. Snow especially is an issue. Not that we dont think we can get past it, we just havent worked on it. Why try to solve that when we still are trying to get to the next step? I would say some very, very heavy rains in Florida probably still some work that has to be done to handle that. But all in all, Florida is the perfect place. Its at, the streets are really in good shape compared to other states, well traf c engineered a proactive state government and the demographic of the population is aging. If driverless cars could get every person in Florida who is over 70 to just go out and do something, just anything one more time a week and spend $20 engaging in the economy, the bene t to the state is enormous in terms of tax revenue.Q. How do you see driverless cars taking people on longer trips outside the Babcock Ranch community?To be honest I think were within a ve-year window of companies like Google and others proving that a full-speed capable, fully engineered, fully safety-certi ed vehicle as you know it today can operate autonomously. So I dont think theres going to be anything constraining the autonomous driving system from going from Babcock Ranch to Naples and back. But those cars I think are going to be a little over-speci ed for the movements within the community. So I kind of see two markets emerging: a low-speed vehicle less than 25 mph tailored for the kinds of travel within the gated communities in Florida. And then a second eet of full-speed capable vehicles that you could also request and get rides to Publix down the road or all the way to Naples or Fort Myers. You can have these as personal use, you dont have to share it. You could purchase one. But I think what most people really dislike about the car experience its this hassle of parking. Here in Florida if its a hot day like today and you go to Publix and you have to park way out in the back of the lot, thats just onerous versus being dropped off at the door. So I think youre going to have go-anywhere, anytime capability, and thats probably in a veto 10-year window. Babcock Ranch is going to be on the cutting edge of it. PHOTO COURTESY OF GOOGLEGoogle is using its mapping and searching technology to develop autonomous cars.COURTESY PHOTOLarry Burns presents a plan for self-driving cars to developers of Babcock Ranch. SEE CARS, 10 PHOTO COURTESY OF GOOGLELarry Burns, an advisor to Google, says design is about speed to insight ... so this is right smack in the middle of Googles sweet spot ...


A10 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 18-24, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYto be in for a very exciting future because I think were going to find new ways of providing mobility to you. Since cars first started being developed in the late 1800s, they essentially have the same design DNA, Mr. Burns said, driven with combustion engines, oil-based fuel, mechanical and hydraulic controls, they operate on a stand-alone basis. People own them, people drive them, and theyre for general purpose. There are about 1.2 billion vehicles worldwide. The downside, though, is there are 1.2 million fatalities a year, which is epidemic in scale. We depend on oil for energy, which makes us vulnerable to the cyclical nature of oil, theres a lot of traffic delays theres a lot of land-use concerns with parking in particular, climate change, and the roadway infrastructure is expensive. So all of this comes at a price. The good news is theres a new DNA thats emerged, the first time in a century we can begin to think about the roadway transportation system through a completely different lens. The new DNA includes driverless cars with electric drives, electric motors and electronic and digital controls, that are shared, connected and coordinated (borrowing from business modes such as Uber and Airbnb). They will also be tailored to specific uses while todays cars are often less-efficient, too big and fast for most of the trips we take. When you combine connected, coordinated, shared, driverless and tailored, this is where the game really changes so its not any one technology and its not just technology alone. Its technology and business models that are making the difference.How does it work? First they take a very detailed digital map of three dimensions They categorize everything thats moving. They put sensors on the car, a laser on the roof, radars on each corner and a camera. And then they take all of that data from the sensors, bounce it against the map as a reference, and they make the exact same two decisions youre making when youre driving: Youre making them over and over again: How fast should I go and which way should I steer? Thats it, so you might ask, Why Google? Well this is about speed to insight. A massive amount of information is coming in and then the insight is how fast should I go and which way should I steer. Whats Google do for a living? Search. Its all about speed to insight so this is right smack in the middle of Googles sweet spot of what theyre capable of doing. Its very sophisticated analytics, large databases, deep artificial intelligence, simulation models and then 1.5 million miles (that Google driverless cars have already gone). They have discovered pretty much everything they have needed to discover and solve that challenge using computer algorithms. So its not a fairy tale. I ride in their cars. The last ride I had I was in Mountain View, Calif. I rode for an hour in the middle of the day. Mountain View is a very busy community and I never had to take control of the car. So thats how close we are. So now if a car can drive itself you can start to think about tailoring the design of the car. Smart cars, or electrically networked vehicles could operate in platoons if you wanted more than two people to travel. The cars communicate with each other so they can give priority to emergency vehicles on the freeway They can really rethink the entire concept of an intersection. Do we even need traffic lights anymore? (The cars) are designed not to run into each other, and because these vehicles weigh only about 750 pounds theyre much more amenable to recharging a smaller battery. The point of this video is to get you thinking that the future of mobility is something you wear, not something you drive, and its something you might park in your closet, not in your garage. So putting all this together promises better mobility at radically lower cost. What do I mean by better mobility? Safer. Were going to take the crash out of the system. More convenient. If you want to go somewhere the vehicles right at your door within minutes. You get in, it takes you to your destination, youre not hassled with parking. You can use your time as you desire. I dont mean this flippantly, but Ive concluded that for most people driving is the distraction. Why else would they send a text in a car going 70 mph unless they thought that was more important than to drive? So it gives you your time back and this is much more affordable than owning a car. All of this can happen together, from a societal standpoint we can have fewer fatalities and injuries and less energy use, less emissions, better land use, more equitable access to (cars). From a cost standpoint, a lot of the analytical modeling done on this subject suggests that today if you own a car, personally own it and drive it, it (costs you) about $1.60 per mile (including gas, finance, depreciation, insurance and maintenance). We think we can get that to 25 cents a mile. This is why Google, Uber, Apple, Tesla and others are (entering into) the auto business. Theres $2 to $4 trillion at risk of being disrupted if you actually get to this future. So this is just capitalism at its best quite honestly. Googles on record as saying they think theyll have the technology by the end of 2018. Syncs up beautifully with Babcock Ranchs growth. Does it matter? I think the consumer, business and societal opportunities are really compelling. Mr. Burns predicted that at Babcock, 20 to 50 autonomous vehicles might be used in 2018 to as many as 200 to 400 in 2021, with more than 50,000 residents, depending on how many trips they take each day. Essentially what were envisioning is that one of your residents could spontaneously request a ride. The closest available vehicle would arrive within minutes. Im talking one or two or three minutes, not 10 or 15. The vehicle takes the resident to their destination, lets say its to the lake house. The resident gets out of the driverless vehicle. (It) proceeds then to pick up somebody else that wanted a ride or if its not needed it would go and sit in the staging area. So we think its going to be very fast service, the service costs appear to be about the same as owning and operating a car. There are a lot of assumptions here so these are very preliminary results. So we need to also incorporate goods shipping into this. Because that same vehicle could be bringing you your groceries as well as picking you up on some other trip and then well begin to find our collaborators and see if we can get this ready to go in sync with when the homes are built. CARSFrom page 9Lynne McChristian is Florida representative for the Insurance Information Institute.Heres the point that a lot of people are missing. The excitement of self-driving cars is overshadowing the reality. Its going to be 15 to 20 years before those cars are really a major part of our lifestyle. Its going to be quite some time. That being said, insurance rates are based on actual loss data, actual claims. That means historical claims and theres no history yet on self-driving cars. So theres going to have to be data collected showing theyre really going to save lives and minimize accidents. And theres every expectation they can do that. The insurance industry is looking forward to that future (because) 90 percent of car accidents are caused by human error. Youre going to see a market shift from an individual driver liability to product liability, so if the human is not in charge of the automobile and something malfunctions, is it the software? Is it the mechanics of the car? If theres an accident therell be liability that will shift. The insurance industry is looking forward to this day (when autonomous cars realize their potential for reducing crashes) but its not around the corner, its miles down the road. Florida Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) is chair of the Senate Transportation Committee and one of the authors of new rules paving the way for autonomous vehicles in Florida, approved by Gov. Scott, which went into effect on July 1. Could self-driving cars at Babcock Ranch have go anywhere, anytime capability, as Mr. Burns said, within the next five to 10 years? Thats not unrealistic, Sen. Brandes said. As more people use self-driving cars in the years to come, integrating them onto roads poses challenges. (R)ecognize were going to emerge into a more autonomous world but early on theres going to have to be some hybrid model where there are a lot more human (driven) vehicles and well gradually transition to an autonomous world. That might include, for instance, separate lanes on highways for driverless cars that can more safely go faster than the ones we drive now. Driverless car in cities pose further challenges. Sen. Brandes said they could potentially transform public transportation, solving what is known as the first mile, last mile problem: taking people from doorstep to doorstep without having to walk to a bus stop. How soon will that happen? He guessed between 2025 and 2035. Hes optimistic that driverless cars could make society safer sooner rather than later. I think youre going to see even when you get to a 10 to 15 percent adoption rate youre going to see a radical reduction in the amount of accidents. He doesnt see the need for further legislation in Florida to regulate self-driving cars, but predicts there will be a massive education campaign. This is as big as moving from the horse and buggy to the Model T, not only in terms of safety and mobility for individuals but frankly for how cities and businesses are going to be transformed. Just like nobody could have told you how the Model T could affect American cities I think no one fully comprehends how this technology will affect our daily lives, not fully. So were all going to discover this together. Voices ... MCCHRISTIAN BRANDES The six levels of autonomous vehicles In levels 0 through 2, a human driver monitors the driving environment. Cars through level 2 are on the market now. In 3 through 5, the cars automated driving system monitors it. >> 0 No automation >> 1 Driver assistance: youre in control but the car can in some instances steer, brake or speed up. >> 2 Partial automation: The car may have autopilot but must be monitored by a person. It can help us keep lanes, fully brake to avoid an accident, and warn of potential hazards. >> 3 Conditional automation: The car can fully drive itself in some conditions (such as on the highway). >> 4 High automation: The car fully drives itself under most conditions. >> 5 Full automation: The car drives itself in all roadway and environmental conditions. PHOTO COURTESY OF GOOGLEThere are many questions about safety. What about drivers with malicious intentions? asks FGCU Professor Janusz Zalewski.


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The value of this promotional Cash Back Bonus may be reported to the IRS on Form 1099-MISC. 3964 0816 Smooth sailing ahead for the beloved Great Dock Canoe Race When The Dock restaurant hosted the 40th annual Great Dock Canoe Race in May, it was billed as the final event. But the beloved tradition will continue after all, thanks to the Naples Junior Chamber (Jaycees) stepping forward to run the event. The Naples Jaycees have committed to operating the event through an arrangement with Vin DePasquale, event founder and owner of The Dock at Crayton Cove and Riverwalk at Tin City. What started in the spring of 1977 as an end-of-season celebration of The Docks inaugural year, the Great Dock Canoe Race grew to draw thousands of spectators by land and bay to watch competitors participate in canoe races in categories both serious and just for fun. Each year has a theme that serves as the inspiration for the decorated canoes that compete for the best-dressed prize. Additionally, the Great Dock Canoe Race provides a grant to a childrens charity each year a tradition the Jaycees intend to keep. Crayton Cove will still serve as the host location for the event. The leadership of the Naples Jaycees will oversee event organization, promotion and operation. The Great Dock Canoe Race was designed to celebrate the heart of Naples, our community and its residents, Mr. DePasquale says. Its been my pleasure and honor to work with so many individuals and businesses over the years to produce this event and support local nonprofits along the way. I am pleased that the Jaycees have decided to continue this tradition and that more good work be done as a result. Matthew Flores, president of the local Jaycees, agrees and says the club is excited to continue Naples oldest and best tradition. We look forward to working with Vin DePasquale and his team to ensure that the Great Dock Canoe Race not only continues but also grows with the expanding Naples community for years to come, Mr. Flores says. As local young professionals, we are energized for the task of making sure the race retains its status as the best event in Naples. The Naples Jaycees, the local chapter of Junior Chamber International, have served the Naples community for more than 50 years. Historically known for its haunted houses, involvement with the Fourth of July fireworks, and influence in moving the county seat from Everglades City to Naples, the group reorganized under new leadership in 2014. Today, the Naples Jaycees are a thriving young professional organization known for providing young, active citizens with opportunities for networking, community service and professional and personal development. In addition to Mr. Flores, an attorney with Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, members of the 2017 Great Dock Canoe Race Committee are: William Diaz-Garcia, Esq., DG Law, PLLC; Jenna Main, NewsBank; Maureen Camacho, DeAngelis Diamond Construction; Bryan Flores and Eric Edwards, KOVA Commercial; Kenny Main, Lutgert Insurance; Jennifer DeVries, Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A.; Ronald Kezeske, Ruffgers Dog University; Taylor Svoboda, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort; Alyson Vogt, medical bill advocate; Liz Brown, Pure Design of Naples; Oliver Gendron, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management; and Meredith Chase, Youth Haven. Lights for Bikes project needs volunteer plannersThe Naples Pathways Coalition is looking a few volunteers to assist in planning and coordinating its Lights for Bikes project, a major initiative to provide safety gear and language-appropriate information to those whose only means of transportation to work is a bicycle. Collier County has a higher percentage of these individuals than any other Florida county. Most often these are service workers who ride significant distances on busy roadways before sunrise and after sunset in dark uniforms. Last year NPC assisted restaurant service workers along Fifth Avenue in Naples. This year Lights for Bikes is being extended to include commuter cyclists in health-care facilities and hotels as well as restaurants throughout the county. Three mobile units will be deployed to install lights, and a stationary unit will provide other services like bike tune-ups and helmet fitting. If you are good at organizing and logistical planning and would like to help, send an email to Jodi Walborn at by Tuesday, Aug. 23. COURTESY PHOTOThe Great Dock Canoe Race transition team: Caroline Martino, Jerry Conti, Dolly Bodick, William Diaz-Garcia, Jim Scott, Debby DePasquale, Vin DePasquale, Matt Flores and Deedee Brown.


A12 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 18-24, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Please Join Us as We Celebrateand honor the memory of Earl Hodges 525 111th Avenue North, Naples, FL 34108Outdoor Eventat Naples Memorial Gardens Sunrise Mausoleum NOW AVAILABLE For Limited Public Play! For Tee Time Reservations: 239.331.2052 9800 Treviso Bay Boulevard, Naples, FL 34113 With this ad. Valid 8/15/16 thru 9/11/16. $40 OFF AM Public Rates $30 OFF PM Public Rates GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE A golf tournament to raise money for the eighth annual Take A Solider Fishing Tournament tees off at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Lely Resort. Registration is $100 per player; hole sponsorships are available for $100. To sign up or for more information, call 289-1971 or visit Lee Memorial Health System hosts a 5k run and 1-mile fun walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Coconut Point in Estero. Proceeds will benefit the hospital systems Healthy Life Center, which provides health and wellness programs throughout Southwest Florida. Registration is $25. For more information or to register, visit or call 495-4475. The Naples Take A Soldier Fishing Tournament casts off Saturday, Sept. 17, from Hamilton Harbor at Bayfront. A block party and demonstrations by PAWS Assistance Dogs are part of the event. Several sponsorship levels remain available. For more information, call Jamie Loyd at 289-1971, email or visit Gulfcoast Runners presents the Run Wild 5K on Saturday, Sept. 24, at The Naples Zoo. The course starts at 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot and proceeds through Gordon River Greenway Park. A 1K for children follows at 8:30 a.m. The first-place winner will be awarded a one-year membership to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and The Naples Zoo; secondand third-place finishers will take home guest passes to both organizations. Participants will have free entry to both all day with their race number. Pre-registration is $25 through Aug. 31, $30 through Sept. 23 and $35 the day of the event. Student registration is $12-$15. Proceeds benefit The Naples Zoo and the Conservancy. For more information or to register, visit The Collier County Medical Society Foundation hosts the third annual Docs & Duffers Charity Golf Tournament from 8 a.m. to 2:30 Saturday, Sept. 17, at Bonita Bay Club Naples. Registration includes cart and greens fees, goodie bag, hosted beverages and awards luncheon. Raffle tickets available for $25 each or $100 for five. Participation is $175 per golfer or $600 per foursome. Proceeds benefit the foundations efforts to assist local healthcare students and programs. For more information or to register, call 435-7727 or visit The David Lawrence Center hosts its third annual Chip in for the DLC Golf Tournament at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at Wyndemere Golf and Country Club. The day starts with lunch, followed by tee-off at 1 p.m. The game is an 18-hole scramble with four-person teams. A cocktail awards reception is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Registration is $250 per person or $1,000 per foursome and includes green fees, cart, lunch and cocktails. The deadline for sign-ups is Friday, Oct. 7. For more information or to register, call 304-3505 or visit Avow Hospice hosts the second annual Avow Open Charity Golf Tournament from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at Audubon Country Club. In addition to a day of play, participants will enjoy lunch at the clubhouse, raffles, prizes, games and auctions. Tickets are $175 per person and lunch only tickets are available for $50. Many sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information or to register, call 430-3195 or email Gulfshore Playhouse hosts its 12th annual charity golf tournament at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, at TwinEagles. Same-day registration starts at 11 a.m. followed by a putting contest at 11:30. Tickets are $400 and include lunch, dinner buffet, golf, two drink tickets and admission for two to a Gulfshore Playhouse production. For more information or to register, call (866) 811-4111 or visit Community Cooperative hosts its first Souper Hero 5K Run/Walk setting out at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Gulf Coast Town Center. Participants are invited to dress up as their favorite superhero. Awards will be distributed for the top runners, fundraisers and costumes. Registration is $34. To sign up or for more information, call 332-7687 or email Nicole@communitycooperative. com. Marco Island Foundation for the Arts hosts its fourth annual golf tournament at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Hammock Bay Golf Club. Registration is $150 and includes three mulligans and lunch. For more information or to register, call 394-4221 or visit The 72 Hours to Key West Charity Ride sets out from Fort Myers Beach at 7 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4, and continues to Key West for an arrival on Sunday, Nov. 6. The 280-mile, SAG-supported bike ride is for experienced cyclists ages 18 and older who can adequately perform a standard


WEEK OF AUGUST 18-24, 2016 A13 Professional Accomplishments Supporting our Community Erick Carter is proudly endorsed by: Commissioner Penny Taylor Dist. 4 Mayor Bill Barnett Dr. Michael Reagen Edward Morton Fred Pezeshkan Brenda OConnor Patrick OConnor Dr. Allen Weiss Dr. Marla Weiss Dave ElliottPolitical advertisement paid for and approved by Erick Carter, candidate for School Board, District 4. Remember Vote Early: Aug. 20 27th(polls open 10:00 am 6:00pm) or voteElection Day: Aug. review performed by event organizers. All proceeds benefit Tiny Hands Foundation. Registration is $249-$349. For more information or to register, call (727) 798-5656 or visit The American Heart Association hosts the 2016 Collier Heart Walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Cambier Park. Registration is free, but participants are expected to fundraise in the time leading up to the event. For more information or to register, call 495-4915 or visit The Conservancy of Southwest Florida hosts the annual Red Snook Catch & Release Fishing Tournament Friday through Sunday, Nov. 4-6. The event kicks off with a Friday night party at Naples Yacht Club followed by Saturday-Sunday fishing from launch sites in Naples, Marco Island and Everglades City and an awards reception Sunday evening. Registration is $250 per angler, $1,000 for a corporate team. For more information or to register, call 4034219 or email nikkied@conservancy. org. The Immokalee Foundations 2016 Charity Classic Pro-Am scramble-style golf tournament tees off at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at Bay Colony Golf Club. Each foursome will be paired with two professional players. Breakfast and golf demonstrations start at 7:30 a.m. Registration starts at $5,000 and includes two tickets to the events celebration dinner and live auction on Friday, Nov. 11, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. For more information or to register, call 430-9122 or visit The Alzheimers Association hosts its 2016 Walk to End Alzheimers at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at North Collier Regional Park. The event features a 2-mile and 3-mile route. Registration is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information or to register, call (941) 365-8883 or visit act.alz. org. St. Matthews House hosts its first annual Heroes for the Homeless 5K from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, in the town of Ave Maria. The familyfriendly event is suitable for every skill level and age. The first 100 finishers will receive a medal, and overall winners will receive gift certificates valued from $25-$75 to St. Matthews Thrift Store. Advance registration is $15-$27.50; sameday registration is $30. For more information, call 774-0500 or visit Email items to


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Michael Flynn) that their most sensitive laptop computers captured in battle by U.S. forces seemed always to be loaded with pornography including vile material involving kids and animals. (Initially, said one analyst, there was so much porn that U.S. intelligence figured its purpose was only to disguise tactical messages within the sex-scene pixels.) (2) On the other hand, jihadists can claim one victory, in that the actor Michael Caine said recently the terrorist-caused airport discomforts had finally convinced him to legally change his name to Michael Caine after tiring of explaining to screeners why he had Maurice Micklewhites (his birth names) passport.Awkward flirtationsFor Some Reason, Ladies Turned Them Down: (1) Patrick Marsh, 59, was charged with indecent exposure in Woodward Township, Pennsylv ania, in July after he rang the doorbell of a 30-year-old female neighbor seeking, as he told police, courtship. He greeted the woman naked, with his genitals in his hands. (2) In Floridas The Villages senior community, Howard Sparber, 69, faces several charges after having, in June, fired 33 9mm rounds into the home of a woman who had been declining his sexual overtures. (The lady was away.) (3) John Taylor, 57, said he was just lonely and wanted to meet women when a court sentenced him in Shirley, England, in July, for a three-month spree of furtively slipping mens underwear through various womens house letterboxes.Compelling explanations In June, Dieter Uchtdorf, a high official in the Mormon Church, said the historic narrative of Mormon founder Joseph Smiths use of a seer stone to translate the golden plates that gave Smith ultimate worldly knowledge has been authenticated, basically, by the 2007 invention of the iPhone. I can get the collected knowledge of the world through a few little inputs, said Uchtdorf, and thus it is likelier than ever that God gave Smith something like a smartphone in 1823. Geoffrey Fortier, 23, was arrested in Craighead County, Arkansas, in July and charged with video voyeurism of a woman he had allowed to shower in the home occupied by Fortier and his girlfriend. After the woman stepped out of the shower, she noticed a logged-on iPad propped against a wall. Fortier informed deputies that it was all a misunderstanding that he had earlier recorded himself urinating in order to sell the video to a urination-fetish website, and he simply forgot to remove the device.Scientific breakthroughs Friendly bacteria: Plastics are wellknown to decompose slowly, but the most difficult is the polyethylene used for containers such as the omnipresent water bottles, and despite recycling, tens of millions of metric tons wind up in landfills, where the plastics strong polymer bonds resist breakdown. Recently, however, two Japanese researchers, after tedious trial-anderror, identified a bacterium that views the polyethylene terephthalate as an efficient, tasty meal. 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Knight, seen bleeding afterward, said he tried to recruit a shooter, but when no one volunteered, shot himself, anticipating (as in previous times he had been shot, by other people) like a 4 out of 10 on the pain scale.The passing parade(1) The Belton (Texas) Early Childhood (pre-kindergarten) School staged an Enchanted Evening prom in May and posted many photos on its Facebook page of little toddlers arrayed in tuxedos, gowns, corsages and of course, for some, limousines. (A Kansas City Star reporter suggested that this was just the beginning of an expensive parental trend.) (2) The village of Trecon was inducted recently into the club of French towns with silly names. Tres con, translated, is very stupid. Mayor Georges Leherle accepted the towns membership, joining 38 incumbent members including Monteton (My Nipple) and Mariol (Dumbass). NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDistributed by Universal Press Syndicate


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 18-24, 2016 NEWS A17 Join us for an Atrial Fibrillation awareness event and learn something new to make a healthier you!For more information about the event, please contact Shipley Cardiothoracic Center at (239) 343-7000 or by e-mailing Presentations Meet & Greet Health Checks Vendors Games & PrizesSaturday, September 24, 2016 10am 1pmHealthy Life Center at Coconut Point Mall 23190 Fashion Drive, Suite 105 Estero, FL 33928Space is LimitedRegister Today! (239) 495-4475 in Get Rhythm SHIPLEY CARDIOTHORACIC CENTER Innovation Education Research life Conservation Commission, will discuss his part in the odyssey to find Floridas lost orchids and bring them back to reestablish the in the Everglades and Big Cypress Basin. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for flower registration. Judging is at 7:10 p.m., followed by a short meeting at 7:15 p.m. and the program at 7:30 p.m. Moorings Presbyterian Church is at 791 Harbour Drive. For more information, visit The Gulf Breeze Button Club meets at 11:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at the Golden Gate Community Center. The next meeting is Sept. 6. All who are interested in collecting and studying antique clothing buttons are welcome. For more information, call 682-6117. Tech4Good SWFL holds its monthly meeting from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6340 Napa Woods Way. The group will discuss using tagging, groups and other tips to make Facebook an effective social media tool for noprofits to engage with their supporters and reach new audiences. Membership and admission are free for staff and volunteers of nonprofit organizations who want to learn more about using technology for advancing their mission, community engagement and fundraising. A light dinner is served. RSVPs are requested to birgit. Learn more at The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1067-Naples meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Naples Municipal Airport. The next meeting is Sept. 7. Members also serve a pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. on the second Sunday of each month in the pilots lounge at Naples Municipal Airport. Admission for $5 includes coffee, pancakes, bacon or sausage and orange juice. All proceeds benefit the EAA Young Eagles program that acquaints youth ages 8-17 with aviation as a career. The next breakfast is Sept. 11. The Naples EAA chapter is one of approximately 1,700 chapters worldwide. Members are pilots, student pilots, plane builders and aviation enthusiasts. For more information, call 649-6627 or visit Members of Republican Women of SWFL Federated meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Brio Restaurant in Waterside Shops. The next meeting is Sept. 7. RSVP by calling 431-5224 or emailing The Paradise Coast Paddlers Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at the North Collier Government Center, 3550 Orange Blossom Drive. The next meeting is Sept. 7. Members also get together to paddle at 9 a.m. on the third Sunday of the month. The next paddle is Aug. 21. All are welcome. For more information, visit Michael Develin is president of the club. Are you new to Naples and interested in making friends? Consider joining the Naples Newcomers Club. Lunch meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month at country clubs throughout Naples. The next meeting is Sept. 8. In addition, members get together to explore Naples through a variety of activities and also enjoy a variety of interests from books to bridge to gourmet cooking. For more information, visit Pilot Club of Naples/Naples Pilot Foundation meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at Perkins on Pine Ridge Road. The next meeting is Sept. 8. Guests and new members are always welcome. Reservations are not required. Attendees order from the menu and pay for their meals. Pilot International focuses its charitable and educational efforts on brain-related disorders and disabilities, including traumatic brain injuries, dementia and autism. For more information, call Sue Lester 2898268. The DPI-SIG Naples Digital Photography Club meets from 7-9 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at Florida SouthWestern State College, 7505 Grand Lely Drive. The next meeting is Sept. 8. Meetings are open to the public, and all levels of photographers are welcome. For more information, visit Everyone who owns or admires Corvettes is welcome to attend Corvettes of Naples meetings at 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church in North Naples. The next meeting is Sept. 8. For more information, visit The Naples Christian Womens Connection invites area women to lunch at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at Quail Creek Country Club, 13300 Valewood Drive. Options Thrift Shoppe, which benefits The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, will present models wearing selections from the store. Vocalist Ann Dickout will perform, and guest speaker Ann Combs will share tips for decisionmaking. Cost is $28. RSVP by calling 5142207 or emailing Gamma Phi Beta Alumnae in Southwest Florida are invited to lunch at 11:30 a.m. on the second Monday of each month from June-October at Brio in Waterside Shops. The next lunch is Sept. 12. For reservations or more information, call Lynne Nordhoff at 594-8420 or email The Naples base of the U.S. Submarine Veterans (USSVI) meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of every month at the VFW Post 7721, 800 Neffs Way in Naples. The next meeting is Sept. 19. Membership is open to active duty and retired submariners who have earned the Qualified in Submarines designation. The local USSVI base commander is Jack Hogan of Naples. For more information, visit Email club news to Cindy Pierce at CLUB NOTES


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A20 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 18-24, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYupon to more thoroughly examine the owls eyes. Intern and veterinary student Alexis Wohl draped a towel over the bird and firmly held it while Dr. Deitschel peered into its right eye. As suspected, the probable collision had messed up his vision. The resulting ulcer behind his eye was resolving itself, but inflammation and a blood bubble remained. Similar scenes played out in many variations during the course of morning rounds, when rehabilitators and volunteers systematically care for about 150 animal patients from about 7 a.m. until lunchtime before it starts all over again for afternoon and evening feedings. Feedings, habitat management, examinations, medicine administration and more are carried out one animal at a time in the hospitals five distinct wards. The coordination required to care for all the animals according to the treatment regimens prescribed by Dr. Deitschel is fascinating, all hands working calmly and efficiently to care for the native species rescued from roadsides, lawns, beaches, mangroves and more. Summer is especially busy at The von Arx Wildlife Hospital because its baby season. The nursery is full and the infant wild animals are high-maintenance as newcomers from all species tend to be. But amid all the hooting and squawking, rehabilitators keep the chaos at bay with constant feedings and limited interaction with their patients. Not that the bird room, the reptile room, the mammal room or the outside enclosures are bastions of calm repose, but the fact that staff can keep a full ward of babies contained and cared for with minimal fuss speaks to the competency with which Director Joanna Fitzgerald manages the facility. Each animal has different husbandry needs and dietary needs, Ms. Fitzgerald says. Its very labor intensive everything about this is labor intensive. And while current patients have a never-ending list of requirements to meet, new admissions arrive several times a day, all needing assessment and triage. With six fulltime staff members that include Ms. Fitzgerald and Dr. Deitschel, the hospital depends heavily on a skilled team of graduate interns and volunteers to handle the patient load. Our volunteers are vital to running this organization. We just couldnt do it without them because there are too many animals coming in, Ms. Fitzgerald says. Its not like the hospital, the only one in the area licensed to handle native wild animals, keeps business hours, either. The hospital operates 24/7, 365 days a year. Founded in 1979 and licensed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to administer rehabilitative care to native animals, The von Arx Wildlife Hospital covers all of Collier County and south Lee County before CROW on Sanibel Island takes over. Additionally, the hospital has a license from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to care for migratory and native birds, requiring staff to be knowledgeable about the husbandry and veterinary needs for about 150 species. The hospital treats up to 3,500 native species. Ms. Fitzgerald says humans are responsible for most of the injuries that bring wildlife to the facility. There are more roads, cats, buildings and loss of habitat, she said. Development brings people. Theres very little space left for wildlife. Thankfully, she can also attribute the increased numbers to community aware-ness about the hospital and its services for injured wildlife. Staff receives several calls per day about questionable animal behavior and can help good Samaritans distinguish between wildlife that actually needs immediate care and those who are simply engaging in normal, if unfamiliar, behavior. If it is determined an animal needs treatment, the hospital dispatches volunteers called critter couriers to retrieve the animal and transport it to the hospital. It can be a tricky process. Wildlife is very good at masking injuries and will often somehow manage to keep going, Ms. Fitzgerald says. On the other hand, she adds, the concerned public also has a habit of asking for help for or capturing and transporting themselves animals that are simply going about their business. Baby rabbits, for instance, are left unattended during the day and are perfectly fine waiting in their den for their mother. Likewise, cardinals learn to fly from the ground, and their parents are likely watching from above when a softhearted individual scoops their babies into a shoebox and carries them away. And despite the common perception that seeing them at daylight is a sign of illness, raccoons in the area are tidally influenced and diurnal. People dont do well leaving things alone, Ms. Fitzgerald says. If its not in imminent danger, call first.The healing processTreatment at the hospital encompasses both traditional Western medicine with a good dose of alternative modalities mixed in. For instance, a patient might VON ARXFrom page 1 VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY Veterinary student Alexis Wohl spots hospital manager Jonne Miller as she prepares to remove a patient from its cage. A 2-month-old raccoon empties a bottle offered by wildlife specialist Jacquie Hatch. Baby birds like this mockingbird, front, and blue jay are handfed. An artificial light in the cage simulates their natural environment. Dr. PJ Deitschel became the first in-house staff veterinarian at The von Arx Wildlife Hospital four years ago. This barred owl was released after a twoweek stay.


require an opioid painkiller and antibiotics as an immediate treatment plan, but Eastern practices such as acupressure, acupuncture, massage and herbal medicine might also be used to ease the animals anxiety, treat inflammation or assist in a step-down plan from pain medications. When you work with wildlife, you have to work outside the box and have a lot of tools in your toolbox, Dr. Deitschel says. Its worked for me in the past, and I thought it would be a great tool to use with wildlife. The variety of animals and treatment requirements attracted Dr. Deitschel to wildlife medicine when she decided to be a veterinarian. After working as a rehabilitator, she decided she would be of more service to her patients as a vet. She graduated from Colorado State University in Fort Collins 30 years ago and became the first in-house staff veterinarian at The von Arx Wildlife Hospital four years ago. Three years ago, the hospital made the move from its original 1,700-square-foot facility into the 5,000-square-foot, $2.5 million building that houses operations today. With separate spaces for triage, medical equipment, species separation, quarantine areas and more, staff is now easily capable of managing the influx of animals. The bottlenecks we use to see waiting for spaces to open up to move animals along have really decreased, Ms. Fitzgerald says. Its just enhanced the capacity of what we can take in and the thoroughness of each animals care. Next up is the Conservancys plan to update and expand the hospitals outdoor enclosures, which were mostly built in 1992 and that, with the increased functionality of the indoor space, cannot keep up with the needs of animals that require that last pit stop before release. The majority of animals finish up the recuperation process outdoors, and space is very limited once they gain freedom from their small cages. The enclosures are useful for quiet recovery, Fitzgerald adds, and staff is anticipating many of the improvements that are already under construction. Plans include increased public viewing opportunities, an enhanced water filtration system, a new and enlarged recovery area for shorebirds, 10 small mammal recovery areas and two large rehabilitation structures. It will be exciting for the animals to have more space to interact and have more normal behaviors, Ms. Fitzgerald says. The hospital receives no outside funding and depends on community donations of time, supplies and cash to fulfill its mission. While providing materials can be as easy as looking up the hospitals wish list on the Conservancys website and clicking on a few items to purchase from, becoming a volunteer requires people who are dedicated to putting in hours so they are sufficiently trained and incorporated into daily operations. For more information about how to volunteer or donate supplies to The von Arx Wildlife Hospital, visit conservancy. org. To contact the hospital about injured or orphaned wildlife, call 262-2273 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 18-24, 2016 NEWS A21 Additional outdoor rehabilitation areas are under construction. Robin Pritchard is one of many volunteers who perform various outdoor duties at the hospital. A baby opossum gets put back in its place.VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYA duckling awaits its weekly calcium injection.


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Whether theyre having problems with their peers, disregarding rules or experimenting with substance use, the Making Positive Choices group can help guide adolescents toward making the right decisions. Participants learn the value of good health, how to recognize risk-taking and substance abuse and how the media impacts personal health. They also learn how to improve family communication, build healthy relationships and manage stress, anger and other emotions. The program is covered in eight bi-weekly sessions taking place from 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the David Lawrence Center satellite services office at 2806 Horseshoe Drive. Registration is $75. To sign up or for more information, call 263-4013. Depression support group meets weeklyHave you been feeling really sad, tired and worried for more than a few days? If yes, you could have depression. This is not a character flaw or a sign of personal weakness. You cant yourself well by trying to snap out of it or lighten up. The depression support group offered by the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida welcomes SEE DEPRESSION, A23 What the doctor orderedResearch shows detaching from work can benefit physicians and everyone THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDAIf there are crumbs on your desk from countless lunches spent responding to emails and attending to other job-related responsibilities, it might be time to clean up and take a step back. New research suggests that detaching from work during a lunch break can boost energy and help you to better respond to the demands of the day. Thats the message behind a study that finds early-career doctors and the rest of us in general can be better at our jobs if we simply set aside as little as 30 minutes a day for some me time. The alternative, the study finds, is a scenario in which the patient may suffer. The study, conducted by University of Florida and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga researchers and published in Psychology, Health & Medicine Journals third issue in 2016, found that active recovery activities like exercising and volunteering can help employees respond better to their jobs demands. Researchers focused on the work and rest patterns of 38 early-career physicians from a teaching hospital in the Southeast. Of the participants, 63.2 percent were male, and the median age was 29. The typical physician can average an 80-hour work week, leaving little opportunity for leisure and sleep. Residents are a very unique population, lead researcher Nicole Cranley says. The stressors they engage with throughout the day are a lot more significant than those of the average American. Therefore, these moments of replenishment are that much more important. Ms. Cranley did the research while a doctoral candidate in UFs department of behavioral science and community health. She is now a postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The study assessed the time earlycareer physicians spent at work versus the time they spent on sleep and leisure, their ability to detach from work during nonwork hours and whether they engaged in active or passive recovery activities. Physicians ranked activities they engaged in at home and at work for how draining or energy boosting they were. The results showed that the time earlycareer physicians spent on work exceeded the time they spent on sleep and leisure activities combined and although eating was the most highly ranked at-work activity, even lunch breaks were consumed by work. They grab things and go, or they are eating while they are in conference or listening to a lecture, Ms. Cranley says. There really isnt that time when they are not doing something related to work. Researchers also found that the participants had trouble psychologically detaching from work and that they engaged in more passive forms of recovery in their non-work time. While passive recovery watching television, for example is not necessarily harmful, it does not help boost energy levels beyond the baseline as active recovery activities can. These patterns of working without taking time to recover fully can lead to burnout. Burnout is a serious issue, Ms. Cranley says. Its usually related to the fact that youre not taking enough time for self-care or engaging in activities that help you gain back some of those resources. For physicians, she adds, higher levels of burnout lead to higher rates of poor-quality patient care. You can only effectively care for someone if you are in a good state of mind. You have to be in a good place to be able to give your all to someone else, she says. One way to replenish resources is engaging in active recovery activities outside of work, no matter how little time is available to engage in those activities. It doesnt matter if you only have 45 minutes to go to the gym. Take those 45 minutes for yourself, Ms. Cranley says. The studys findings provide the groundwork to improve physician self-care and medical education. Its a very unique situation that residents are in because they are expected to have all of the answers, when oftentimes they dont, she says. The goal of the research is to help medical schools and hospitals recognize the nature of the stressors that the earlycareer physician population faces and equip them with skills to deal with stress and recognize signs of burnout in themselves. I think where we are missing the mark is in medical education, Ms. Cranley says. Its a culture issue. We need to reassure our health professionals that its okay to need self-care. Everybodys valuable. Everybody needs to take care of themselves sometimes. We cant all be 100 percent all the time.


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A24 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 18-24, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Make your home or business cooler. 239-219-5857 Call for a free estimate. LICENSED & INSUREDPROUDLY USING AFTER BEFORE D&INSURED E MENTION THIS AD TO GET PET TALESMeet and greetWhen it comes to pets, dont lean in. Tips on greeting etiquette BY DR. MARTY BECKERUniversal UclickI was with friends in my hometown of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, and we were standing on the porte-cochere of a local hotels restaurant. Coming directly at us on a retractable leash was a cute, energetic canine with curly black hair, weighing about 12 pounds. What stood out to me was not his physical appearance, but his emotions: He was clearly anxious and fearful. He ran around on the end of the retractable leash, zigging and zagging like a marlin hooked off the Baja Peninsula. Like a blinking neon sign, he alternated between relaxing and returning to his anxious, fearful behavior. His owner was oblivious to his fear, anxiety and stress. All he needed was the comfort of a couple of pet lovers, right? Wrong. Both of my female friends moved straight for the pooch, leaned over him, stretched out their hands toward his head and with direct eye contact said, Arent you a cute little doggy! The dog was in full-blown panic. For decades, millions of pet lovers have done exactly the same. Taught by parents, grandparents, friends, neighbors and other animal lovers, they learned to show affection for a dog by leaning in, extending a friendly hand and locking eyes in loving contact. But in working with dozens of boarded animal behaviorists, behavior technicians and trainers, Ive learned that all of that is wrong. All of it! Heres how you should greet a dog. 1. Ask. Before you do anything, get the owners permission to pet the dog. Not all dogs like meeting strangers. 2. Play hard to get. Dont rush toward the dog. Move slowly, t alk slowly, ext end your closed fist slowly. Let the dog choose if he or she wants to interact with you. Debbie Martin, a veterinary technician specialist in behavior and co-author of the Puppy Start Right book and preschool curriculum, says: Let the dog make the first move. Dogs have an incredible sense of smell, and they can smell us from across the street. We do not need to reach our hands into their personal space so they can smell us. 3. Get small. Looming over a dog can make him feel threatened or fearful. Rather than greeting a dog full-on, as if youre a store greeter ready to shake hands, turn your body sideways to reduce your profile, thus presenting a smaller perceived threat to the dog. 4. Extend a friendly fist. Once the dog has made the first move and is signaling interest in interacting with you, put out a closed fist down low, and let him make the approach. This is less threatening (and less annoying to the dog) than reaching out with the open palm of your hand and petting him on top of the head. 5. Eyes right. Your mom was right when she told you it was rude to stare. Dogs think its rude, too. Dont make eye contact with a dog. Thats considered a threat in his world. You can glance at him, but let your peripheral vision guide you. 6. Dont touch the head. Dogs have special places they like to be petted, but the head isnt one of them. The top of the head is taboo. Along the top of the back isnt so good, either. The best way to pet a dog is to lightly scratch along the side of the neck, side of the chest, or at the base of the tail. 7. What if a dog doesnt want to approach you? Thats his business. Be content to admire him from a distance. Hell appreciate it more than you can imagine. Pets of the Week>> Arthur is a handsome 2-year-old hound mix who weighs about 58 pounds. He loves attention, knows the basics, is good on his leash and likes to play. >> Bam Bam is an affectionate, fullgured 2-year-old domestic shorthair who would prefer to be the only cat in the house. >> Larry is a sociable 2-year-old domestic shorthair who loves to talk while hes being petted. >> Lola is a lovely 8-year-old shepherd mix who weighs about 52 pounds. She has tested positive for heartworm disease. DAS will provide the medication and has partnered with several local clinics to offer the treatments at little or no cost to her forever owner.To adopt or foster a petThis weeks pets are from Collier County Domestic Animal Services. Adoption fees for cats are $60 and dogs are $85 and include sterilization surgery, vaccinations, pet license, ID microchip and a bag of food. Visit DAS at 7610 Davis Blvd. from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. MondaySaturday. Adoptable dogs and cats from DAS are also at For Footed Friends in Marquesa Plaza on Livingston Road from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the rst Saturday of every month. For more information, call 252-7387 or visit When interacting with a dog you dont know, avoid getting up close and personal.


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THE DIVA DIARIESThe new etiquette: Whos to say whats proper and polite?Im one of those people who have always struggled a bit with etiquette. I mean, for the most part, I get the basic rules. But things in general have gotten a lot more casual in the past couple of decades. There was a time, for example, when it was taboo to wear black, white or red to a wedding (black was bad luck for the couple, white was reserved for the bride and red upstaged the bride). But these days we see wedding invites where the guests are actually requested to wear black (and Ive also seen brides in bright red, purple, polka-dots whatever makes them feel pretty). Meanwhile, in the career world, a handwritten follow-up/thank-you note from the candidate to the prospective employer after a job interview used to be a mandatory thing. Nowadays, a short email is just fine. And as much as it takes getting used to, promptness has become very lax. I get plenty of invitations that say -ish or stop by anytime after 6. Not that theres anything wrong with that (other than the fact that I dont know when to show up). Overall, while good manners are still appreciated, societys rules have relaxed considerably. And since I struggle with whats rigid and whats not, I often turn to my good friend Liz, who could easily write a book about etiquette (and should). She knows that putting cash bar on an invitation is gauche, that thank-you notes should be written post haste and that a guest should never show up for a house party/dinner empty-handed. But heres where Ive always been stumped: When should I let someone know if they have lipstick on their teeth, crumbs on their face or, worst of all, bad breath. I recently ran into an acquaintance and her husband at a fairly formal cocktail to-do. When she saw me, she gave me a big, happy, ear-to-ear smile which is when I noticed (who wouldnt?) her teeth were covered in lipstick. Im not talking about a tiny smudge on the front of one tooth; no, she looked like Vampirella after a fresh kill. I wanted to say something, but there were so many people around, I had no idea how to do it discreetly. As I walked away, feeling guilty, I wondered why her husband hadnt told her. I mentioned this to Liz, who pointed out, He probably didnt notice it, or maybe he thought it was supposed to be there. I dont know. Husbands dont notice those things. Her advice was that I should have taken the lady aside and mentioned it. And shes right, of course. I mean, Id certainly want to know if my teeth were the color of Cruella DeVilles fingernails. And yet, the other day in Publix I enjoyed a little bite of croissant from the sample lady, and 20 minutes later when I was checking out with a line of shoppers behind me the teenage-ish cashier said to me in a loud, high-pitched voice, Maam, just so ya know, you got croissant crumbs on your face. I reached up self-consciously and wiped the right side of my mouth with my finger. No, maam! The OTHER side, she said. I swiped a second time, as the older man bagging my groceries stared at me like I had two heads. Nope! said the cashier. You missed it AGAIN. When I discussed that particular incident with Liz, she agreed the cashiers good intentions constituted overkill. Perhaps a better way to handle a similar situation would have been like the time I showed up, running late, to an event and my friend Melinda almost immediately walked me into the ladies room to tell me I had my shirt on inside out (it was one of those confusing seamless Ts with a tiny, barely noticeable tag on the side). Yikes! I said. How could you even tell? She told me that she couldnt. It seems the receptionist at the front desk had noticed and asked Melinda to tell me, knowing instinctively the pointing out of my faux pas would be less embarrassing coming from my friend. Etiquette guru Liz and I agree on several things: If you cant helpfully offer someone a solution, like a napkin or a pocket mirror, its better just to stay silent rather than risk making them feel silly, embarrassed or self-conscious. As for halitosis, we realize that that 90 percent of the time its an underlying medical issue, and the best you can do is to take a mint for yourself and offer one to the person with the not-so-awesome breath. Finally, if you ever see either me or Liz with spinach in our teeth, we want you to tell us quietly. Ciao for now, my lovelies! Stay tuned for another divalicious diary entry next week stephanieDAVIS




NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 18-24, 2016 NEWS A27 NEW Habitat Home StoreOffering Home Furnishings 11127 Tamiami Trail East Naples, FL 34113239-732-6388Habitat ReStoreOffering Building Materials & Appliances 5430 Yahl Street Naples, FL 34109239-260-5256 Our stores provide a critical funding stream for the building of Habitat homes.For complimentary donation pickup, call 239-732-6388 Store Hours:Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pmHabitatStores.orgSHOP | DONATE | VOLUNTEER (Adult & Pediatric) MEET OUR PHYSICIANSPenny J. Orr, OD, MD, MD, OD, OD SWFLEYE.COM CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT! When an alarm went of on John Minervas Honda boat engine during a vacation in Key West, the Naples resident visited three different shops and received three different solutions. None of them worked. Frustrated, he called his regular boat mechanic some 130 nautical miles away at Salty Sams Marina on Fort Myers Beach. Within two hours, service manager Dustin Nealeigh and his team had the answer: Replace the O2 sensor. The engine roared to life. To this day I carry an extra O2 sensor, says Mr. Minerva, whos been a Salty Sams customer since 2008, selecting the marine repair and maintenance shop specifically for its expertise with Honda Marine. The engine determined who had the ability to work on it. I have my annual service with them and whatever else I need. Theyre very dependable and very fair. Joe Fossella, of Estero, has stored three boats at the marina during the past 10 years, including his current one, a 28-foot Rinker with a Volvo outdrive. He relies on the marine mechanics at Salty Sams exclusively. They build relationships with their customers, Mr. Fossella says. Its not just transactional. They get to know my boat better than I do and they always know the right thing to do, whats best for my boat. If Im faced with the decision of buying or repairing, we talk it out. I have to say many times Ive saved thousands of dollars because of their expertise. With factory-trained technicians for Mercury, Yamaha, Honda Marine and six other brands, Salty Sams is the boat mechanic of choice for many Southwest Florida boaters. The business also offers dry and wet boat storage, accessories and stocks a wide variety of boat parts. For those who depend on their boats as their livelihood, Salty Sams eightbay repair and maintenance shop keeps them on the water. Capt. Joe Greco has been operating his fishing charter, Fort Myers Fishing Adventures, from the marina for 10 years. He depends on Mr. Nealeigh and the expert boat mechanics to keep his 25-foot Parker and its Yamaha outboard motor in tip-top shape. I use the service department all the time, says Capt. Greco. Theyre outstanding. Dustin goes above and beyond; any time I need anything, hes there for me. They can do everything from basic service to full engine repower. Sanibel resident Roger Heider uses his boat, a 24-foot Pathfinder center console with a Yamaha engine, primarily for fishing and socializing. As a member of the U.S. Power Squadrons Sanibel Emergency Response Assistance Team, a civilian emergency response unit, his boat has to be reliable. SERAT works with the Sanibel Fire Department and the Coast Guard when boaters get in trouble or there are reports of a lost boat, says Mr. Heider. Ive been getting my boat serviced at Salty Sams for six or seven years now. Dustin and his group are so cooperative and excellent at communication. Its a great business to work with. Through the power squadron and yacht club membership, Mr. Heider often encounters frustrated boat owners who cant find a dependable marine mechanic. I always run into boaters who need help and I give them Dustins number, he says. I know theyll get the same great service I do. Mr. Nealeigh has worked at Salty Sams for nearly 15 years, starting as a dockhand and advancing to the service department after receiving dealer factory certification for a number of manufacturers. The department is a Premier Mercury/Mercruiser service center and is just one of a handful of Honda Marine factory-trained mechanics in Southwest Florida. Weve had customers who have been with us as long as Ive been here, he says. We offer great customer service, a good turnaround time, and always return boats cleaner than they came in. Mr. Heider will attest to that: I take my boat to get work done and it comes back clean and neat. Dustin truly wants to help you and theyre just the nicest people. Mr. Nealeigh oversees three in-house detailers and three factory-trained multi-manufacturer mechanics. Since being name service manager more than a decade ago, he has developed a number of service packages for annual boat maintenance, engine conditioning and back-in-service programs for seasonal boaters, and a variety of boat detailing services. The department also offers bottom cleaning and gelcoat repair. The staff received the Service CSI Award from Mercury Marine in 2012. We stock a lot of parts for every brand so were able to get boats back as quick as we can, says Mr. Nealeigh. Before selecting Salty Sams and a yearly contract, Mr. Fossella did his homework, talking to other boaters and researching locations. He likes the convenience of avoiding in-season traffic on the Matanzas Pass Bridge onto the island and the nearby amenities, including Parrot Key Caribbean Grill and Bootleggers Waterfront Barbeque. Everyone I talked to was very positive and said Salty Sams was a good operation, he says. I looked at what they could offer: A relationship with suppliers and factory-trained mechanics who will keep my boat running safely. I considered all those factors convenience, service, amenities and the cost of putting my boat in the water. The best thing is I can call a day ahead and my boat is on the slip, fueled and ready to go. When I have big issue I know I can depend on all of them, Mr. Fossella adds. Its like have a personal mechanic. Theyre like family. Customers enjoy superior boat service at Salty SamsBY NANCI THEORETFlorida Weekly Correspondent SPONSORED CONTENT




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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 18-24, 2016 BUSINESS B3 434 3rd Avenue South 3,909 sq. ft. under air 4,971 sq. ft. total 4 bedrooms + 2 lofts, 4 full baths 2 half baths 2 Blocks to Downtown 5th Ave South, 4 blocks to beach Luxurious Pool Area with Southwest Exposure For more information, visit: Follow me on: Encore Realty, LLC | 2240 Venetian Court, Naples, FL 34109Cell: 239.537.5351 |*Prices and/or renderings are subject to change without notice. Dante DiSabatoBroker Associate LISTED AT $4.7M BROKER OPEN THURSDAY 4-6 PM434 3RD AVENUE SOUTH 434 3RD AVENUE SOUTH L L L L L L L L I I I I S S S T T T E E E D D D A A A T T T $ $ $ $ $ 4 4 4 4 4 . 7 7 7 7 M M M M M M M M M M M LISTED AT $4.7MIberiabank presents seminars for small businesses Iberiabank invites area business owners and managers to two seminars coming up next month and in October. Both take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.) at the Iberiabank branch at 1905 Pine Ridge Road. Refreshments will be served. On Wednesday, Sept. 21, presenter Mark Makara, CPA, will discuss how to select the right accounting software and payroll system to meet your business needs. With plenty of options available Quickbooks,, hubdoc, ADP and Paychex among them it can be difficult to select the most appropriate tool. Mr. Makara will go beyond the online comparison charts to provide examples of what local business owners are using and why. Over the years, Mr. Makara he has helped a broad variety of clients in many industries. He and his associates work closely with small business owners to improve cash flow, reduce taxes and ultimately prepare the business owner for his or her exit strategy. He has been a certified INTUIT Quickbooks Pro Advisor since 2007. On Wednesday, Oct. 19, Jessica Macera will discuss ways to stretch marketing, social media and networking budgets in order to maximize marketing efforts for the greatest ROI. Ms. Macera is a partner and co-founder of Business Dynamix Solutions Inc., a Naples-based company formed in 2007 to bring big business consulting to the small business owner and small business budget. She specializes in strategic planning, creative marketing programs, business plan development and implementation/action strategies. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 403-5170.


B4 BUSINESS WEEK OF AUGUST 18-24, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY THE QUARRY 9328 FIELDSTONE LANE, NAPLES, FL 34120Immaculate 2014 three-bedroom plus den, two-bath, 1,901-square foot home. Great room home with contemporary nishes. Tile and crown moulding in main areas; upgraded contemporary cabinetry in the kitchen with stainless steel appliances/granite and tray ceiling in the living room with custom accents. Large master with contemporary cabinetry in the bath. This is the perfect entry-level home into this community. The Quarry is a 600-acre freshwater lake community offering boating, optional golf, tennis, beach club wi th tness and dining. Low HOA fees! GREG SOFRANKO THE RAWN GROUP239-877-1966 REDUCED!Coral and Estero, there is no comparison to other summers because the 33-restaurant chain, with the motto, We dont limit happy to an hour, opened these restaurants within the last 18 months, says Jason Emmett, the company president. We have found the west coast to be a very strong market for us, he says so thats now our primary target for more restaurants: from Naples to Tampa. The reception by west coast locals has exceeded company expectations, which is why Duffys is looking to add restaurants in Naples and Sarasota and add second locations in both Fort Myers and Cape Coral, Mr. Emmett notes. In virtually every metric, from sales volume to the MVP program, repeat guests, loyalty all of its very positive. On the other hand, acts of God (rain, for example) and man (heavily polluted waters and road construction) have also hampered businesses in some locations. On the other hand, acts of God (rain, for example) and man (heavily polluted waters and road construction) have also hampered them, in some cases and locations. The sunny side of the streetLast year was a record-setting year for a number of reasons, bringing in large numbers of Canadians and Europeans Germany and the UK are huge visitors to the area, explains Lise Sundrla, executive director of the Fifth Avenue South Improvement District in one of Floridas most prosperous towns, Naples. Easter came later, they stayed longer, and many stayed into June and July, with an influx of Europeans who come in July and August. But this year we had a shorter season with an earlier Easter, and a record amount of rain during season and right into summer. So now in some shops and restaurants along Fifth Avenue, business has been down just a bit, even with an influx of South Americans, the first significant harvest, if you will, of a heads-up tourist bureau that began advertising in the Americas a couple of years ago. At the Inn on Fifth, a boutique hotel with a devoted clientele, business this summer is off just a bit from last year, but getting back to what it was, says Gloria Szafraniec, group sales manager of the Inn. We always have Florida reductions and different packages, and the drive market (Floridians driving into Naples on summer vacations) is huge this year. Most of our summer business comes from Florida. Even at Marine Max of Naples, where sales of Sea Rays, Boston Whalers, Galeon Yachts and many more makes and models are lively in the winter, summer business has been up, says Jennifer Miller, the marketing manager. Weve definitely been selling more boats this summer, she notes. Back in Fort Myers, meanwhile, the Prawnbroker Restaurant Group of four traditionally popular restaurants the Prawnbroker Restaurant and Fish Market itself, University Grill, the Timbers Restaurant and the Italian kitchen, Matzaluna, on Sanibel is having the best summer since 2008, says Mark Blust, vice president of marketing and operations. Its been a long road getting back to the pre-2009 days, especially at the Prawnbroker. But weve been up in all four locations, which is really nice. And it means positive changes: There will be cosmetic changes in three of the four properties, some menu changes, and a lot of excitement about October and the coming season, he notes. Far to the north in Port Charlotte, Tom Brown, a 31-year employee and manager of the Sunshine Ace Hardware, also depends on the drive market people who will not only drive in from the immediate neighborhoods, but who might now, for the first time, drive in from elsewhere in the county or the region. Were in a unique situation last July the business was sold and we reinvented what was here. Its much better than it used to be, says Mr. Brown. And now, his beloved Ace also has a Naples connection, providing one more substantial thread in a community fabric that is becoming rapidly regional, not just local. The store has become one of seven owned by the Wynn family, which started in Naples in 1938. The group includes stores in Marco Island, Naples, East Naples, Golden Gate, San Carlos Park, Bonita Springs and Port Charlotte. And that makes all the difference that and the fact that the Wynn family retained workers who have experience, Mr. Brown explains. In addition to his 31 years at the store, two other employees have put in 27 and 15 years there, respectively. The changes, coupled with their experience, are attracting patrons in much greater numbers this summer, says Mr. Brown. For years we had wanted to bring in fishing supplies but we didnt have room. So now we have moved the paint department to the back, we have a full line of Stihl power equipment, we have highend barbecue grills, not just Webers, that range up to $1,500 or $2,000 have you heard of the Big Green Egg? That series of grills is something we never would have imagined in the old days. And now, people who fish can find almost anything theyd want or need for any conditions. We have rod and reel sets for as low as $12.99 ranging up to reels that cost $900, notes Mr. Brown. If communities are great tapestries, two other creators of a regional and even bi-coastal economic tapestry are Jarred Kaplan and Melissa Kaplan, owners of Provident Jewelry. In 2000, the Kaplans arrived in Naples from West Palm Beach, where the couple had opened their original store six years earlier. Now 22 years after starting the business, theyre raising three children in Naples and running five Provident stores: two on Fifth Avenue, and one each in Fort Myers, Palm Beach and Jupiter. But the Kaplans havent just opened new stores. Theyve also made the concept broader and more sophisticated. We have more services now, explains Mr. Kaplan, and three master jewelers on staff. So now, for example, if somebody needs their Rolex overhauled, they come down and see us. Anybody with a Rolex has a fair amount of disposable income, so they may be inclined to make another purchase. In all the Provident stores, both visitors and incomes have been up in each of the recent years, says Mr. Kaplan but this year the south Fort Myers store on U.S. 41 made the biggest net gains, with increases ranging from 40 to 50 percent over the previous year, including in summer. Providents two Fifth Avenue locations in Naples may be the best situated to create summer gains that and the fact that patrons seem to have a lot more disposable income than they did six or seven years ago, says Mr. Kaplan. Going to the mall is just going shopping. But Fifth Avenue is an event. People come here wanting to walk the street, walk to the ocean, have a glass of wine, see something special. Thats an opportunity for us to turn people onto customers. Customers who are now more willing to spend significant sums, including in the summer. Five or six years ago, customers might not have spent more than about $5,000 when they came in, Mr. Kaplan recalls. Now, they might spend on the order of $20,000 to $30,000, he says. And that bodes well for summer-time economies of scale.Tough row to hoeWhat does not bode well for any merchant pressed up against it especially in summer when numbers are off, anyway is polluted water, a fact Bud Nocera, president of the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce, communicated with sober gravity to U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio when he visited Fort Myers on July 18. Staring intently at the senator, Mr. Nocera described a beach economy in a recession, with business down between 25 and 40 percent, workers being laid off and stores closing. As Mr. Nocera explained to Florida Weekly, Were different than many other destinations. Were at the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River, which is ground zero for the Lake Okeechobee discharges (of heavily polluted water). We saw early in the summer the negative effects those discharges have. We understand that the Army Corps of Engineers had no choice but to release the water, but we felt the economic brunt of it. Not only that, he says candidly, but when Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency, it brought no help to Fort Myers Beach. But what it did bring was nationwide and international negative media attention, and that didnt help. It was as if the governor took out a revolver, and instead of shooting himself in the foot, he shot us in the foot. But almost a month has passed since Sen. Rubios two-hour stop in Fort Myers, and Mr. Nocera says things appear a bit more upbeat. At the moment, the other big detriment to more robust beach business is daytime construction on the islands single, miles-long thoroughfare, Estero Boulevard (State Road 865). Still, says Mr. Nocera, it seems to have evened out, and now were at a point where we are near normal whatever that is. SUMMERFrom page 1The NCH Healthcare Foundation hosts its 2016 Professional Advisors Seminar: Be the Change: Peace, Love and Decanting on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 20, in the board room at NCH North Naples Hospital. BMO Wealth Management is the presenting sponsor. Decanting allows trustees to revise the terms of a trust in response to changes in laws and circumstances. Guest speaker Amy Kanyuk, an attorney whose practice in New Hampshire focuses on family business succession planning, asset protection and planned giving, will explain how, why and when to decant, and ways to protect the fiduciary who exercises the power. Ms. Kanyuk is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, where she serves as the New Hampshire state chair and on the board of regents. Her articles and comments about tax and estate planning have appeared in a number of publications, including Barrons, the New Hampshire Bar News and the New Hampshire Business Review. Doors open at 3 p.m. and the seminar takes place from 3:30-5:30 p.m. A reception will follow. Continuing education credits have been applied for. There is no cost to attend. To sign up or for more information, call 624-2011 or email Foundation@ The Hodges University Identity F r aud Institute invites business owners and representatives of nonprofits to learn how improve data privacy and reduce the risk of cyber attacks within their organizations in a workshop from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Hodges U. Naples campus, 2647 Professional Way. As major corporations are increasing their data security, criminals are shifting their focus to easier targets. Unfortunately, this includes small businesses, health-care facilities and nonprofits. Organizations are required by law to protect sensitive information; however, most of them do not know where to begin, says Carrie Kerskie, director of the institute. This workshop will provide them with the basics to develop a data privacy plan at their organization, she adds. The workshop will consist of three sessions: Current Cyber Threats by Greg Scasny with CyberSecurity Defense Solutions; Protecting the Past by John Benkert with CPR Tools; and Creating a Data Privacy Plan by Thomas Rinaldi with Bond, Schoeneck and King. Registration and a continental breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. Cost is $99. Sponsorship opportunities start at $500. To sign up or for more information, call Ms. Kerskie at 598-6281 or email NCH Healthcare Foundation plans 2016 Professional Advisors Seminar Identity Fraud Institute offers workshop for businesses


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 18-24, 2016 BUSINESS B5Increase profits by boosting customer loyalty and referrals BY FRANK FRIENDSpecial to Florida WeeklyEvery manager values referrals, but few small companies have dedicated programs in place to increase them, adopting a reactive rather than a proactive position. A referral is a potential new customer with a high probability that a sale will result. A new customer gained through a referral has a much lower acquisition cost than a new customer found as a result of the companys marketing programs. The referred customer will have a positive opinion of your company she knows her friend would not have recommended your company unless she was happy with your product or service. This often results in the new customer being more receptive to suggestions and more likely to make a bigger initial commitment. When an existing customer recommends your company you need to make sure that the new customers initial experience is a positive one. Any problems could upset the customer who recommended her. You must also be sure to thank the customer who made the recommendation.Some companies pay customers for referrals, but this can be counterproductive, especially if the referral comes from a loyal customer. Paying for a referral makes it a financial transaction and conflicts with the emotional bond that is the basis of the loyal relationship between the customer and the company. A more effective way to say thank you is by some personal action: a call or handwritten note, perhaps, or a small gift. The number of, and sales from, referrals should be a part of every companys planning/ budgeting process. This serves to concentrate minds on the importance of referrals. The greater the proportion of sales from referred customers, the greater the companys profits. Increasing customer retention and referral rates indicate a high proportion of loyal customers and a high number of loyal employees. As an owner/manager, you need to make sure your employees understand the importance of referrals. Earning the trust of your customers is the fundamental and continuing purpose of programs to develop and keep loyal relationships. Trust is what encourages the loyal customer not only to recommend your company when asked, but also to be your advocate and your best, most loyal and least expensive sales team. Frank Friend is a volunteer business counselor with SCORE Naples. He has worked with large international manufacturing and consulting groups and also started and built product, advertising and consulting companies in the U.S.A. and the UK. His previous columns are available in our archive at Expansion/Acquisition Lake Michigan Credit Union has opened its newest retail branch at 8635 Collier Blvd. in Naples. The companys expansion into Florida started with the opening of a stand-alone mortgage office in Bonita Springs in July 2015. A full-service retail branch opened at the same location in October 2015. Miranda Sharkey has moved from the Bonita office to Naples as branch manager, and Connie Vestal has been named branch manager in Bonita. Professional Advancement Cee Cee Marinelli, director of commercial leasing for Barron Collier Companies, has been named to the 2016-17 class of Connect Florida, a statewide leadership institute for professionals ages 25-40. Ms. Marinelli has been with Barron Collier Companies for 10 years and oversees all commercial leasing projects including the town of Ave Maria as well as commercial properties in Collier and Lee counties. Nonpro t Organizations MJ Scarpelli has been named director of development and marketing for Senior Friendship Health Center, which provides medical and dental care to seniors in Collier County. Ms. Scarpelli came to Naples from Dayton, Ohio, in 2006 and has an extensive background in sales, marketing and business development in the health-care field as well as a passion for the nonprofit world and community service. She has previously worked with Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. She is a member of the Leadership Coalition on Aging, the co-chair of the Conference on Aging in Naples at Hodges University and an ambassador for the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Real Estate Lara Bargar has joined Miromar Development Corp. as a leasing executive for Miromar Outlets, Miromar Design Center and other Miromar projects. A licensed Florida real estate broker, Ms. Bargar brings more than 15 years of experience in commercial real estate specializing in retail, office, industrial and mixed-use spaces. She holds a bachelors degree in business administration from Campbell University in North Carolina and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Business Networking International and Southwest Florida Commercial Alliance. David Burt has joined Bonita Springs-based Marketplace Title as general counsel. In addition to the primary area of real estate, Mr. Burts 15 years of legal practice includes business law, probate, estate planning and litigation work in trial and appellate court. He will oversee quality control and compliance procedures, establish systems to promote efficiency and accountability among personnel, act as Marketplace Titles second title agent and an escrow officer, produce closing documents and maintain operational excellence for post-closing procedures. MONEY & INVESTINGBank loan index reacts to increased demand for U.S. dollarsI think one of the main reasons that people get stressed over financial decisions is that money matters are typically nontransparent and not very easy to understand. There is a reason that a loan application is dozens of pages long and the disclosures when you buy an annuity or mutual fund could take hours to read. A prime example of this complexity is interest rates. As you probably are aware, rates across the globe have fallen to historical levels. That should be good news for borrowers, right? Well, many individual and corporations loan payments actually have increased during the last quarter. Why are interest payments going up while overall rates are falling? There are two general types of loans in the marketplace fixed and floating. Fixed-rate loans, like the name states, have a fixed rate of interest for the life of the loan. In contrast, the rate on a floating rate loan is tied to some type of index. For many student loans, mortgages, credit cards and business loans, that index is called LIBOR. LIBOR is an acronym for the London Interbank Offered Rate. In simple terms, it is the rate at which banks can borrow from one another. It is the banks short-term cost of capital. And just like a manufacturing company prices its goods as a spread over its manufacturing costs, banks price many of their loans as a spread over their LIBOR funding costs. Since the beginning of 2013, 90-day LIBOR has stood at around .25 percent. And in the end of 2015, the Fed decided to increase short-term rates for the first time since the financial crisis and LIBOR responded as many expected by jumping to around .5 percent. But in the last couple of months, LIBOR has moved in a way that surprised almost everyone. As central banks around the world have been cutting rates and flooding markets with money to stimulate economies, LIBOR has actually been rising. As I am writing this article, it now stands at .82 percent. So for individuals and companies whose loans are tied to LIBOR, they are beginning to see higher interest payments. While a .32 percent rate increase probably wont make a noticeable difference on someones $5,000 credit card balance, it can make a difference on a $10 million business loan. And experts estimate the global amount of loans tied to LIBOR at almost $7 trillion, so we are not talking about an insignificant amount of money that can change hands in even a slight movement in this rate. There are two primary reasons analysts point to for the recent surge in LIBOR rates. Primarily, it is due to new money market fund regulations that are going into effect on Oct. 1. These rules were created after the financial crisis in order to protect money market fund investors. Generally speaking, the rules favor funds that invest in government bonds and impose restrictions and potential fees on nongovernment money market funds, which are seen as more risky. In response, investors have started to pull money out of short-term non-government funds, which has choked off some liquidity to banks. LIBOR rates have risen as banks fight for this decreased pool of funds. Secondarily, the pop in LIBOR rates is seen as result of increased demand for U.S. dollars. With negative rates in many industrialized countries, investors have clamored for short-term U.S. denominated liquid investments that pay a positive rate of return. This seemingly insatiable demand has, in effect, raised the costs of these dollar investments and is expressed via higher rates. So while low rates dominate the world, at least in the short term many will see their loan payments actually increase. This is clearly bullish for bank earnings. The question is now whether LIBOR will continue to increase as we get closer to the Oct. 1 regulatory deadline and if regulators will modify their rules if it does. Just another data point to watch in the months ahead. BARRY BARNES / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM ON THE MOVE FRIEND SHARKEY SCARPELLI


B6 BUSINESS WEEK OF AUGUST 18-24, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY BUSINESS MEETINGS The Public Relations Society of America, Gulf Coast Chapter meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at the Hilton Naples. Guest speakers Peggy Sealfon and Arnold Klinsky will present Public Speaking Excellence. Ms. Sealfon is a personal development coach, wellness specialist, motivational speaker and former journalist; Mr. Klinsky is a former news anchor, talk show host and onair personality. $27 for PRSA members, $35 for other (students, $20). Reservations required by Aug. 22. Call Russell Tuff at 353-1687 or visit 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 more information, visit Business Before Business for members and guests of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce takes place from 8-9:15 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the YMCA of Bonita Springs, 27200 Kent Road. 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Saad III. $30 for CBIA and Naples Area Board of Realtors members, $50 for others. Sign up by emailing 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 or visit 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 I trace my roots back to 1912, when I was the Metal Office Furniture Co., based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (This was notable, as Grand Rapids was known for wood furniture.) 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Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends Top 500 OVER $4 BILLION IN SALES VOLUME IN 2015 Over 900 associates and employees 37 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 | 845 OFFICES WORLDWIDE 63 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES GLOBALLY | 37 PREMIER SOTHEBYS INTERNATIONAL REALTY LOCATIONS Terra Verde #2408 Sonya Shaheen 239.877.2797 Web ID 215016062 $825,000 1505 Marsh Wren Lane Sam Heitman 239.537.2018 Web ID 216020655 $2,195,000 2143 Torino Way Sonya Shaheen 239.877.2797 Web ID 216003705 $1,139,214 1395 Great Egret Trail Melissa Williams 239.248.7238 Web ID 216041006 $5,795,000 5860 Whisperwood Court Shimer/Garabed 239.825.9020 Web ID 216019663 $899,000 8023 San Simeon Way Dave/Ann Renner 239.784.5552 Web ID 216008735 $799,000 The Strada #7508 Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 Web ID 216051154 $689,900 225 Conners Avenue Clint Parsons 239.273.1474 Web ID DONI060116IHE $3,499,000 12114 Wicklow Lane Susie Culp 239.290.9000 Web ID 216026776 $875,000 449 Willet Avenue Whitney Brown 239.404.7109 Web ID 216007190 $3,500,000 730 Hull Court Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 216051093 $1,985,000 45 Algonquin Court Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 Web ID 216050663 $799,000 Villa Del Mar #301 Vince Colace 239.260.3333 Web ID 216049592 $499,900 866 Elm Court Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 216049116 $2,980,000 Courtyard Towers #2-302 Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 216051006 $739,000 Cascada #101 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216050522 $429,000 Varenna #201 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 216000941 $449,000 Waterford II #709 Ryan Batey 239.287.9159 Web ID 216048459 $179,000 Pointe #304 Elizabeth McCrank 239.571.1705 Web ID 216032878 $284,900 Crossings #402 Harriet Harnar 239.273.5443 Web ID 215066139 $479,000 16560 Captiva Drive Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 Web ID 215048030 $6,500,000 Corner Lot Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 Web ID 215070858 $1,595,000 Esperia South #504 Harriet Harnar 239.273.5443 Web ID 215072359 $699,000 17160 Scout Camp Road Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 Web ID 216007718 $2,195,000 4202 Snowberry Lane Vanya/Dimo Demirev 239.565.0550 Web ID 216013782 $1,349,000 8540 Bellagio Drive ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 215056754 $799,000 Cascada #201 ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 216045891 $499,000 741 North Bareld Drive Paul Strong 239.404.3280 Web ID 216049647 $385,000 Laguna #201 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216038256 $399,800 Jasmine Bay South #1401 Pat Duggan 239.213.7445 Web ID 215049038 $825,000 6 072 Sunnyslope Drive Ruth Bethem 239.777.7007 Web ID 216026286 $1,675,000 9166 Willow Walk Fern Ritacca 239.405.6210 Web ID 216004579 $2,250,000 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


B14 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF AUGUST 18-24, 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!! lows brought buyers out in force in many large and middle-tier cities, he says. However, he adds, with homebuilding activity still failing to keep up with demand and not enough current owners putting their homes up for sale, prices continued their strong ascent, and in many markets at a rate well above income growth. The national median existing singlefamily home price in the second quarter was $240,700, up 4.9 percent from the second quarter of 2015 ($229,400), which was previously the peak quarterly median sales price. The median price during the first quarter of this year increased 6.1 percent from the first quarter of 2015. Total existing-home sales, including single-family homes and condos, rose 3.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.50 million in the second quarter from 5.30 million in the first quarter of this year, and are 4.2 percent higher than the 5.28 million pace during the second quarter of 2015. Primarily from repeat buyers moving up or trading down, existing sales increased each month last quarter and could have been even higher if not for a few speed bumps, Mr. Yun says. Closings were slowed a bit by meager supply levels, he explains, and home prices in many areas are still rising too fast. At the end of the second quarter, there were 2.12 million existing homes available for sale, which was below the 2.25 million homes for sale at the end of the second quarter in 2015. The average supply during the second quarter was 4.7 months down from 5.1 months a year ago. Mr. Yun says that without enough new construction being built, existing inventory seriously failed to keep up with the growing demand for buying. As a result, homes typically stayed on the market for around a month throughout the second quarter, and more than 40 percent of listings sold at or above list price, with June being the highest share since NAR began tracking in December 2012 (43 percent). Many listings in a majority of markets, and especially those in lower price ranges, had multiple offers and went under contract quickly because of severely inadequate supply, he says. This in turn dented affordability and without a doubt priced out a segment of buyers attempting to seek relief from fast-growing rents. Despite falling mortgage rates and a small increase in the national family median income ($68,774), swiftly rising prices caused home affordability to decline in the second quarter compared to a year ago. To purchase a single-family home at the national median price, a buyer making a 5 percent down payment would need an income of $52,255; a 10 percent down payment would require an income of $49,504; and $44,004 would be needed for a 20 percent down payment. The five most expensive housing markets in the second quarter were: San Jose, Calif., metro area ($1,085,0000 San Francisco ($885,600) Anaheim-Santa Ana, Calif. ($742,200) Urban Honolulu ($725,200) San Diego ($589,900) The five lowest-cost metro areas in the second quarter were: Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Ohio ($85,400) Cumberland, Md. ($94,900) Decatur, Ill. ($95,600) Binghamton, N.Y. ($105,500) Rockford, Ill. ($109,000)Regional breakdownTotal existing-home sales in the Northeast jumped 7.6 percent in the second quarter and are 11.3 percent above the second quarter of 2015. The median existing single-family home price in the Northeast was $273,600 in the second quarter, up 1.6 percent from a year ago. In the Midwest, existing-home sales leaped 10.4 percent in the second quarter and are 6.6 percent higher than a year ago. The median existing single-family home price in the Midwest increased 5.1 percent to $191,300 in the second quarter from the same quarter a year ago. Existing-home sales in the South inched forward 0.3 percent in the second quarter and are 4.2 percent higher than the second quarter of 2015. The median existing single-family home price in the South was $214,900 in the second quarter, 5.9 percent above a year earlier. In the West, existing-home sales climbed 1.4 percent in the second quarter but are 2.2 percent below a year ago. The median existing single-family home price in the West increased 6.5 percent to $346,500 in the second quarter from the second quarter of 2015. NARFrom page 9COURTESY PHOTOSSan Jose, Silicon Valley is the most expensive housing market in the nation.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 18-24, 2016 B15 Today! Walls of windows and sliders. Custom home on the water; sleek and stylish with soaring ceilings. 3BR/2BA. 1660 GALLEON COURT $874,500 BELOW APPRAISED VALUE Sweeping views that is your backdrop. Step into a great oor plan; numerous amenities. 2BR/2BA. DELA PARK PLACE #204 $645,000 NEAR BEACH ENTRANCERichard Jacki Strategos GRI, CREN Jackistrategos239 Living is easy in this 2nd- oor unit. Generous space, eatin kitchen and laundry room. 2BR/2BA. Furnished. GLENEAGLES #212/DEERWOOD $188,000 NEW PRICE More for your money. Amenity-rich community; amazing 3BR/2BA plus den with large lanai. Gorgeous dcor. 7522 GARIBALDI COURT $459,900 NEW PRICE Huntington Lakes $226,9002BR, 2BA unit with tile oors throughout, glassedin lanai with sliders with huge lake view. Huntington Lakes $210,000Turnkey furnished 2BR, 2BA plus den condo. Hardwood and tiled oors, hurricane shutters and more. Naples Park $449,000 3BR, 2BA, new A/C, closed-in lanai, rear paver patio with sun shade and tiki hut to enjoy the outdoors. OVER 2,000 SQ. FT. OF LIVING SPACE! 10 MINUTE DRIVE TO THE BEACH! AWESOME LAKE VIEW! OLDE NAPLES (MAIN) 821 5th Avenue South, Suite 102 Naples, Florida 34102 | VINEYARDS | BONITA SPRINGS | LELY RESORT 8872 LELY ISLAND CIRCLE $699,900 Susan Heller 239.248.8000 WILDCAT RUN 12691 WATER OAK DRIVE $850,000 Susan Heller 239.248.8000 THE QUARRY 9176 QUARTZ LANE $554,900 Susan Heller 239.248.8000 New model under construction in Corsica at Talis ParkClive Daniel Home has been selected by Stellar Living Homes to provide total interiors for the Marlow I model under construction in the Corsica neighborhood in Talis Park. Completion is expected in December or January. The newest offering in Talis Park, Corsica has 24 single-family home sites with golf and water vistas. The neighborhood is adjacent to the Talis Park sports complex and south entry gate currently under construction. The complex will have six lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, a tennis pro shop and clubhouse and a beverage center, four bocce ball courts, a 50-foot lap pool and green space for relaxing and neighborhood gatherings. The Marlow I has four bedrooms, four full baths and two half-baths, a portico entry and a three-car garage. Priced at $3,045,000 fully furnished, the 4,625-square-foot model will showcase a transitional style designed and executed by Rebekah Errett-Pikosky and Jean Losier. The pair has completed interiors for two other Talis Park models for Stellar Living Homes.


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17270 Hidden Estates Circle, Fort Myers, Florida 33908 (239) 249-6255Stock Realty, LLC, Exclusive Sales Agent, Licensed Real Estate BrokerResidences from the $400s. Visit Directions: I-75 to Alico Road (ext 128). South on US 41 rst set of lights (at Michael Rippe Parkway) turn west (into Sandy Parrot Plaza) immediately turn left and follow the ags. Or MapQuest 17200 S. Tamiami Trail and follow the ags. MODEL BED/BATH SQ.FT. PRICE MONTESSA 3/2 2,293 $594,495 LARGO 3/3 2,552 $715,155 USEPPA 4/4 2,789 $865,290MODEL BED/BATH SQ.FT. PRICECAPTIVA 4/3.5 2,600 $886,065 ANASTASIA 3/3.5 2,913 $899,990 AMELIA 4/3 2,873 $980,070READY-FOR-LIVING HOMES 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. FLStockDevelopment *Offer only valid for rm and binding contracts between 1/01/2016 and 8/31/2016. Binding contracts must be submitted and approved by STOCK DEVELOPMENT, LLC (Hidden Harbor). The free pool incentive up to $50,000 dollar amount is based on current retail value. Stock Development, LLC is not responsible for late, incomplete or misdirected contracts. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.Come discover this waterfront boating paradise, with our harbor-view community clubhouse opening in just a few weeks! Our exclusive lifestyle includes a tness center, social club room, resort-style pool with re pit, kayak launch and much more. All in the Community of the Year for 2015, from one of the regions most respected residential developers. HIDDEN HARBOR CLUBHOUSEHIDDEN HARBOR NOW TRULY HAS IT ALL, including direct gulf access, luxury amenities, and the opportunity to moor your boat of any length in one of 52 private docks. For a limited time, Hidden Harbor is offering a FREE POOL* with the purchase of any of its contemporary coastal estate homes. And now with new oor plans, new models and ready-to-enjoy homes there has never been a better time to visit Hidden Harbor.AN EXCLUSIVE BOATING COMMUNITY


B18 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF AUGUST 18-24, 2016 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>$100,000 >$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


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C4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 18-24, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYmight remember ZORK as the great granddaddy of them all.) Participants are closed in a space for a set period of time and use the resources around them to find clues, solve puzzles and either escape the room or reach a shared goal. Escape rooms are popular with companies, clubs and groups as exercises to build interactive relationships based on shared ingenuity and trust. Because each participants personal strengths become evident in the in-person interactive adventure, the process usually results in respect for others inherent contributions and results in team building. In the United States, escape room popularity has been ratcheting up since 2010. Zev Shlasinger and three partners opened Escape Room adventures in December to resounding success. Even out of season, Mr. Shlasinger says, weve been booking every day, running our best weeks in the summer We had no idea what this would engender to this neighborhood.How it worksGroups of people (six per room is the maximum) register for the experience, book a time, show up and solve puzzles for an hour to achieve a common goal. Unlike some team-building scenarios, the adventure involves no heavy lifting. The experience is mental, not muscle, as Mr. Shlasinger puts it. Escape Room Adventures offers two rooms: Area 52 carries an alien theme in which the home planet coordinates the location of aliens; set in a late 1980sera kids bedroom, Brandons Totally Tubular Bedroom challenges players to find a stash of candy. A pirate theme room is set to open in late fall. Mr. Shlasingers five staff members, all local college students, book reservations, explain the process, collect waiver forms, facilitate the experience overall and then reset the room for the next group of visitors. (We do a lot of maintenance, Mr. Shlasinger says. Imagine: There are hundreds of hands grabbing, pulling, touching walking off with keys After stowing their belonging in lockers, visitors enter their chosen room with a guide and receive instructions. The guide leaves the room (which is unlocked for security reasons and to assuage the phobic) but remains available via two-way radio to help the team navigate the maze of puzzles and problems if they get stuck. And they will. Its a Big Brother kind of scenario that comes in handy during the game. There are no clues in the ceiling, Mr. Shlasinger advises a group assembled for the Florida Weekly experience of Brandons Totally Tubular Bedroom. But, he says, there are clues everywhere else: over, under and through. Yellow stickers mean do not touch, but everything else is fair game. He serves as our guide, and the slightly panicked call of Zev? fills the air more than a few times in the hour-long experience. Our group of actors, teachers, writers and business people consisted of Jamie Carmichael, Shelsea Ratz, Stephanie Davis, James Robinson and Anne Dodd. We rallied and succeeded in beating the buzzer but not without uttering (or screaming) these experiential pearls: In reference to a screwdriver: Screw like the wind! About discovering a Viewmaster toy: This must be reel-y important. Jamie, Stephanie and Anne, natural leaders, gamers and creative problem solvers, often worked independently at first and then called for backup. James and Shelsea were facilitators, taking notes, calculating and assisting within the group during the many aha moments. Clues are buried in Brandons schoolbooks, binders and boxes. Keys and combinations literally unlock clues, one leading to the other. Escaping Brandons room carries a success rate of about 33 percent. Our daytime group chose Brandons room because Area 52 is a dark space and seemed more appropriate for an evening adventure. Said one YELP reviewer: The puzzles and codes definitely keep your brain working. We had a blast solving Area 52 with our friends.The brains behind the operationNot surprisingly, Mr. Shlasinger has a background in gaming. He formed Zman Games in 1999 when he was in his early 30s. He sold the non-electric board and card game outfit in 2011 and remains the face of the company as an active consultant. He grew up in Brooklyn and lived in Putnam County, N.Y., before moving the Southwest Florida in 2013, where he can work from his Naples home. His wife, Janine, is a dog trainer and owns Inspired K-9 in Naples. He says he fell in love with the concept of escape rooms when he experienced them with friends in Texas and in Niagara Falls, Canada. He reached out to friends and colleagues with similar interests to form a partnership that launched Escape Room Adventures. The partners are Stephen Buonocoure of Strong Hold Games in New Jersey, Frank DiLorenzo of R&R Games in Tampa and Josh Young, who works for Disney. It was a relatively small investment, he shares, without divulging figures. It was feasible. Costs involved include rent, equipment, maintenance, tools, etc. It all depends on how well youre going to do it, he says. Generous about the competition, he shares that there are other escape room outfits in the area: in Bonita Springs, on Marco Island and two others in Fort Myers. Some owners feel that the people who like doing escape rooms will do every room in their area, he says. The only repeat business we can get is providing a room they havent done before. So if they had fun with one of their rooms, theyll come back. The pirate-themed room at Escape Room Adventures is on target to open this fall. Plans are underway for creating a stage magician room and another, yet to be determined. Business is generated mainly by word of mouth. The company relies primarily on social media marketing, including Groupon, Living Social, Google, Facebook and Twitter. Radio promotions have also proven to bring in guests, who are mostly adults ages 20-40, who are more than willing to put their devices down, Mr. Shlasinger says. As for the senior population, they usually arrive as part of family groups with children and grandchildren. Corporate team building groups are also a part of the mix. So is the escape room craze temporary, or is it here for the long run? Socially, it can feel like a fad, Mr. Shlasinger says. But I think youll see exponential growth. Eventually, some will fold if they are poorly run, if the puzzles are bad, if the owners care more about money versus the customers. As for Escape Room Adventures, he adds, We make it fun. And we keep it fun for the customers. ESCAPEFrom page 1 >> Escape Room Adventures 12995 S. Cleveland Ave. Fort Myers (in the Outback Steakhouse plaza, second oor) 689-6979 >> Xtreme Escape Game 909 North Collier Blvd. Marco Island 272-3090 >> Breakout Escape Room 24850 Old 41 Road Bonita Springs 676-8898 >> Escape Tactics 1528 Carson St. Fort Myers 226-4442 escapetactics VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYEscape Room Adventures gives groups 60 minutes to get out of a puzzling room. Shelsea Ratz, James Robinson, Stephanie Davis, Kathy Grey and Jamie Carmichael try to escape at Escape Room Adventures.


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Somebody just told me they bought the book for their 11-year-old boy but their 7-yearold girl picked it up and wont give it back, she says. Ms. Pragers no slouch when it comes to knowing about sea creatures and the threats they face. She has worked in a variety of research capacities throughout the tropics in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and was chief scientist at the Aquarius Reef Base program in Key Largo. However, she feels shes found her calling in communicating ocean science to the broader public instead of performing research around the globe. She is a regular presenter at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center and the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. The truth is there are a lot of scientists who are better at research than I am, she says. I discovered that I really love communicating science to a broad audience. There are so many good research scientists out there, but there are few who want to use their foundation of science for communicating to the public. I found my niche. In addition to the three books in her Tristan Hunt and the Sea Guardians series, Ms. Prager has a number of nonfiction titles for young children and adults. For more information, visit BOOKFrom page 1The Marco Players 42nd season offers a lineup of shows about taking chances and starting over, shows that will enlighten, entertain, educate, make you laugh and touch your heart. The box office opens for ticket sales on Sept. 8. In the meantime, visit and join the mailing list or follow the company on Facebook. Heres whats coming up: Oct. 26-Nov. 13: The Cemetery Club by Ivan Menchell A touching comedy about three Jewish widows who meet once a month for tea before taking a drive to visit their husbands graves. Auditions take place Saturday, Aug. 27. Nov. 30-Dec. 18: A Christmas Cactus by Eliot Byerrum Comedy, mystery and romance converge on Christmas Eve for private investigator Cactus ORiley. Auditions are Saturday, Sept. 24. Jan. 4-22: The Second Time Around by Henry Denker Two senior citizens plan to live together without marrying, sending their adult children into nervous fits. Auditions take place Saturday, Oct. 22. Feb. 8-25: Cookin with Gus by Jim Brochu A comedy about a famous food columnist and cookbook author who is offered her own daily network TV show. Auditions are Saturday, Nov. 19. March 15-April 2: Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry Casting is already complete. April 19-May 7: Heaven Help Me by Joseph Simonelli A haunting comedy about a family whose string of restaurants is falling apart. Auditions are Saturday, Dec. 17. For information about auditions, call 404-5198 or email Marco Players announce new season


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Free, but registration required. 463-4588 or floridastateparks. org.In Living Color Hodges University hosts a lecture on the power and meaning of color from 10-11:15 a.m. $25. 2647 Professional Way. 598-6133 or Black Hole Sun FGCUs Renaissance Academy hosts a talk on black holes, quarks and quasars from 10-11:30 a.m. at Vi and Bentley Village. $20 for members, $25 for others. 850 Retreat Drive. 434-4737 or Inside Baseball Learn about baseball great Willie Mays at the FGCU Renaissance Academy from 1:30-3 p.m. at the universitys Naples center. $20 for academy members, $25 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or Cast Your Vote The Naples Art Association hosts a preview reception for the 2016 Your Choice Exhibition from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The von Liebig Art Center. Guests will cast votes for their favorite piece and enjoy food and wine. Free for NAA members, $10 for others. 585 Park St. 262-6517 or Travels Paul Arsenault talks about his painting experiences in the Middle East at 6 p.m. at Arsenault Studio & Banyan Arts Gallery. Free. 1199 Third St. S. 263-1214 or arsenaultgallery. com.FRIDAY8.19Legends Night Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center presents a Frankie Valli tribute dinner with artist William Cintron at 6:30 p.m. $48. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389-6901 or swflpac. com. SATURDAY8.20To 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 Learning Naples Botanical Garden hosts a workshop on water garden photography from 8-10 a.m. $35 for members, $40 for others. 643-7275 or All That Jazz The Naples Jazzmasters take the stage from 1-3 p.m. at The Norris Center. 263-1113 or em All Collier County Museums hosts a Pokmon lure party and scavenger hunt from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Museum of the Everglades. 105 Broadway Ave. W., Everglades City. 2528246 or Opera Naples holds youth and adult chorus auditions for its production of Turandot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Children must be 7 or older. 2408 Linwood Drive. 963-9050 or Girl Time PACE Center for GirlsCollier at Immokalee hosts a mimosa brunch and preview Love That Dress! fashion show from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Club at Olde Cypress. Guests can bid on must have handbags, jewelry, beauty items and spa packages. $50. 2071878 or by Brick Kids ages 6 and up are invited to challenge their creative and engineering skills during a LEGO Build event starting at 4 p.m. at Barnes & Noble in Waterside Shops. Free. 5985200 or Funny Guy Steve Trevio (The Late Late Show, Comics Unleashed) performs at Off the Hook Comedy Club tonight and Sunday, Aug. 21. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or SUNDAY8.21Walk 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 Learn about shells, sea creatures and tidal movement at a volunteer-led talk at 9:30 a.m. at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. Free with regular park admission. 597-6196 or MONDAY8.22 Art Talk Hodges University hosts a lecture on allegory and art from 10-11:10 a.m. $25. 2647 Professional Way. 598-6133 or Artist Reception East West Fine Art in Mercato hosts a meet-and-greet with sculptural painter Nicoletta Belletti from 2-4 p.m. 821-9459 or info@ Tuesdays See any show at Mercatos Silverspot Cinema for just $8 every Tuesday. 592-0300 or BINGO! The Greater Marco Family YMCA hosts bingo for adults from 12:152 p.m. $15 for one packet, $22 for two. 394-9622 or Trainspotting Hodges Universitys Center for Lifelong Learning hosts a talk about Henry Flaglers railways on Floridas west coast from 1-2:30 p.m. $25. 2647 Professional Way. 598-6133 or Sensorily Speaking Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples dims the lights and turns down the sound so kids with sensory disorders can enjoy the center from 5-7 p.m. Cool down areas available. Free for Cmon members, $5 for others. 514-0084 or Trad Seisiuns Enjoy traditional Irish music starting at 5 p.m. at Sheas at Lansdowne Street. 702 Fifth Ave. S. 3981159 or WEDNESDAY8.24Ancient Walk Tour the ancient bald cypress forest at Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary from 9 a.m. to noon Free, but registration required. 348-9151 or Trip FGCUs Renaissance Academy transports guests to the Gilded Age with a trip to Flagler Museum in Palm Beach. The coach departs at 7:30 a.m. from North Naples. $95 for academy members, $115 for others. 434-4737 or Breeeathe Instructors from Green Monkey Yoga host a session from 9-10 a.m. on the beach at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. $5 plus park admission. Reservations required. 598-1938 or 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 Story Swap Have a story to share? Bring it to Naples StorySwap, where guests put their names into a hat for a chance to regale an audience with their tales from 7-9 p.m. at the office of Dr. Joel Ying. Free. Winner goes home with a prize. 2335 Tamiami Trail N. 267-6480.COMING UPUp A River Everglades Wonder Gardens and CGT Kayaks host a paddle up the Imperial River setting out at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25. $35 in advance, $40 at the door. 221-8218 or Armchair Travels Paul Arsenault talks about his painting experiences in the countrys national parks at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at Arsenault Studio & Banyan Arts Gallery. Free. 1199 Third St. S. 263-1214 or Night Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center hosts a dinner and show featuring singer Latraia Savage performing selections by Donna Summer, Tina Turner, Beyonce and more at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26. $55. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389-6901 or Go for Pokemon Collier County Museums hosts a Pokmon lure party and scavenger hunt from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Immokalee Pioneer Museum. 1215 Third Ave., Immokalee. 252-8246 or as Entertaining The Marco Players hosts a double feature with performances by Square 1 Improv and fiddler J. Robert starting at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. $20, cash or check at the door. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or Piano Boy Piano prodigy Noah Waddell performs with the Southwest Florida Symphony at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the new Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center in Bonita Springs. $30-$40. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389-6901 or Beachcomber Learn about seashells, sea creatures and tidal movement at a volunteer-led talk at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. Free with admission. 5976196 or Blast The National Association of Wedding Professionals hosts Bridal Blast 2016 from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at Germain Arena. Enjoy tastings, music and bridal fashions. Brides can register for free admission at the website, $7 for others. 272-8477 or Namaste Instructors from Green Monkey Yoga lead a beach session from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at DelnorWiggins Pass State Park. $5 plus park admission. Reservations required. 5981938 or WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO The Youth Players of the Center for the Arts Bonita Springs present The Sound of Music Friday through Sunday, Aug. 19-21. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita. org.Make your vote count at the Naples Art Associations preview reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. Guests will vote on their favorite submission in the NAA 2016 Your Choice Exhibition that runs through Oct. 14. Pictured here is Music of Hope by Michael Mouikos. Free for NAA members, $10 for others. 585 Park St. 262-6517 or


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 18-24, 2016 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOPick Your Place Members of the Naples Philharmonic perform two chamber concerts at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, one at Naples Botanical Garden and another Headquarters Library on Orange Blossom Drive. Free. 597-1900 or Tatted Up The Ink Empire Tattoo Expo brings seminars, music, tattoo contests and awards to Germain Arena starting at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, and continuing through the weekend. $22-$38. 948-7825 or Love to Hear Percussion Artis Naples hosts an up-close percussion demonstration for kids at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. 597-1900 or Foreign Film The FGCU Renaissance Academy screens The Diving Bell and the Butterfl y (France, 2007) at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at the universitys Naples campus. The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body. $5 for academy members, $7 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or Live and Local Latin band West Side Tropico performs at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in the Daniels Pavilion at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or Paint Party Vinos Picasso hosts a guided paint session fo ages 10 and up to raise money for Peace Early Learning Center from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. $40. Bring your own wine or beer. 2367 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 431-8750 or Knight Barnes & Noble celebrates Batmans enduring legacy with cosplay, trivia and games at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. 598-5200 or Foreign Film The FCGU Renaissance Academy screens Monsoon Wedding (India, 2001) at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at the universitys Naples campus. A stressed father, a bride-to-be with a secret, a smitten event planner and relatives from around the world create much ado about the preparations for an arranged marriage in India. $5 for academy members, $7 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or Author Signing Barnes & Noble hosts a signing with Nathan Hill, author of The Nix, at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19. 598-5200 or Woodwinds in Concert The wind orchestra from FGCUs Bower School of Music performs at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or Time Nationally recognized storyteller Andy Offut Irwin delights the audience with tales of his best character, Aunt Marguerite, from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the office of Dr. Joel Ying. $15. 2335 Tamiami Trail N. 267-6480. Surprise Inside Cirque du Soleil presents Ovo Sept. 28-Oct. 2 at Germain Arena. 9487825 or Rock Around the Clock Friends of Lovers Key hosts a sock hop on the beach from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at Lovers Key State Park. $40 for members, $45 for others. (708) 359-0466 or 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. (800) 440-7469 or # PLAN IT # PLAN IT Cirque du Soleil Cirque du Soleil presents Ovo Sept. presents Ovo Sept. 28-Oct. 2 at Germain 28-Oct. 2 at Germain Arena. Arena. Join the FGCU Renaissance Academy for a field trip to the Palm Beach mansion of railroad magnate Henry Flagler setting out at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. fgcu.edu8.248.208.20 8.20 Learn how to take photographs of water gardens in a workshop from 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Naples Botanical Garden. naplesgarden. org Kids can show off their hard-earned bricklaying skills when Barnes & Noble at Waterside Shops hosts LEGO Build starting at 4 p.m. Saturday. Settle in on the lawn at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club for an evening of free blues and jazz by The Betty Fox Band from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday. See story on page C3.


C8 WEEK OF AUGUST 18-24, 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 Sept. 19. Performances Oct. 26 Nov. 20NEEDED2 Men: Ages 30-45 and 60+ 2 Women: Ages 30-45 and 60+ Irish accents necessaryAugust 20th at 2:00 p.m. No appointment necessary Be a part of the show! GRILL & CHILLWEEKEND #GRANDEGRILLANDCHILL ROOM PACKAGES & TICKETS AVAILABLE AT NAPLESGRANDE.COM/CHILL11AM-1PMBEAUTY BRUNCH7PMRIPTIDE BEER DINNERSTE. MICHELLE WINE ESTATES DINNER 7PMGRANDE GRILL OFF11AM-2PMJOIN US FOR A TASTE OF NAPLES FINEST CULINARY TALENTS AT THE INAUGURAL GRILL & CHILL WEEKEND, BENEFITING THE FGCU RESORT & HOSPITALITY PROGRAM. THREE DAYS OF FOOD, COCKTAILS, BEAUTY, LIVE MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT!BLENDER BENDER7-9PM SUN, AUG 28TH SAT, AUG 27TH FRI, AUG 26TH NAPLESGRANDE.COM/CHILLFOR INFO & TICKETS:NAPLES GRANDE GRILL & CHILL WEEKEND PASS | $100.00 (BLENDER BENDER, BRUNCH, BEER OR WINE DINNER, GRILL OFF)INDIVIDUAL TICKETS STARTING AT $20 WHAT TO DOMagic Carpet Ride ArtisNaples invites youngsters to get up-close with the orchestras brass players and their instruments at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. 597-1900 or Me The Way Peter Frampton performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or Moon River Friends of Lovers Key hosts moonlight kayaking through the park setting out at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. $15 for members. $20 for others (kayak rental separate). (708) 359-0466 or! 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. 682-0900 or Come Sail Away Dennis DeYoung and the Naples Philharmonic perform the music of Styx at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or Comedy Legend Jerry Lewis performs at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $89-$130. 1 1515 Bonita Beach Road. 3896901 or Yard & Garden Collier County Extension Services hosts its annual SWFL Yard & Garden Show from 9-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. Visitors will enjoy plant vendors, horticulture merchants, educational lectures and more. $4. 14700 Immokalee Road. 352-4800 or Show Naples Artcrafters hosts a fine arts and crafts show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at Cambier Park. Chamber Concert Members of the Naples Philharmonic perform baroque selections from Jean-Philippe Rambeaus Zas at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Daniels Pavilion at Artis Naples. 597-1900 or Claws The seventh annual Stonecrab Festival returns with a kick-off party from 4-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at Pinchers Crab Shack. Festivities continue through the weekend at Tin City. Day ArtisNaples invites everyone to explore the campus from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. The Naples Ballet will dance to some of classical musics spookiest tunes performed by the Naples Philharmonic. Free. 597-1900 or Spooky Fun Fifth Avenue South hosts its sixth annual Halloween Spooktacular on Fifth with costume contests and family activities from 4:30-9:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. 692-8926 or Sharp-Dressed Men ZZ Top performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or Concert Members of the Naples Philharmonic perform chamber selections by Brahms and Strauss at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the recital hall at FGCU. 597-1900 or 24850 South Tamiami Trail Bonita Springs, FL 34134 898 5th Avenue South, #204 Naples, FL 34102RSVP Now! 239.228.7491NaplesMedSpa.comCOMPETITIONTeam Naples vs. Team BonitaThursday, August 25, 5-8pm BOTH LOCATIONS SPECIAL PARTY PRICING:$50 off one area of Botox (20 units) 10% off any single service20% off any package service20% off retailPrepays welcomeA portion of event proceeds donated to Pace Join us for an evening of fun and a dress collection competition between our two MedSpas to support and raise awareness for PacePick your locationAdmission is a new or slightly loved dressEnjoy wine and appetizersBalloon popShop at Bonita Bling Boutique Love that Dress Collection tickets available now$5 each entryBoth locations proceeds go to Pace! Cannot be combined with any other offers. y A u g u s BOTH LOCATION S Bo tox (20 units ) g of fun and a dress collection c o l l e c t i o n n our two MedSpas to n o u r e d S p a s t o w areness for Pace w a r e r e n e P a c e slightly loved dre ss t izer s


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C10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 18-24, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY L O T S A L O B S T E R ! Waterfront Dining TWO 1 pound lobsters withOpen Daily 11 am Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch 12th Avenue South at the City Dock 239-263-9940 1200 Fifth Avenue South at Tin City 239-263-2734 fries and slaw or black beans and rice $27.95 ARTS COMMENTARYListen up: Let the Olympics inspire more than athletic envyWatching the opening ceremonies of the 2016 Summer Olympics might have given many an increased curiosity about Brazilian music. Pretty much everyone knows The Girl From Ipanema, the song that played when supermodel Gisele Bundchen used the length of the Maracana Stadium as her catwalk. The bossa nova song, written in 1962 by Antonio Carlos Jobim (with lyrics in Portuguese by Vinicius de Moraes), became internationally popular in 1964 when a single by Astrud Gilberto and Stan Getz (with lyrics sung in English) hit the charts. Its believed to be the second most-recorded song after the Beatles Yesterday. The song was inspired by then-17year-old Hilo Pinheiro, who today is a 71-year-old grandmother. This month, she was given the honor of carrying the Olympic torch through her childhood neighborhood during the torch relay. (Though, for some reason, she was not invited to the opening ceremonies.) Numerous singers have covered this iconic tune, including many women (who sing The Boy From Ipanema): Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Shirley Bassey, Petula Clark and, more recently, Madonna, Amy Winehouse and Diana Krall. When Ive seen Johnny Mathis and Dionne Warwick locally in concert in past years, both included a section of Brazilian songs, proclaiming their love of the country and its music. For his 50th anniversary concert at Atlantic Citys Tropicana Hotel in October 2006, Mr. Mathis performed 11-plus minutes of Brazilian music, singing in both Portuguese and English. (The concert is available on DVD, and this medley can be seen on YouTube.) And Ms. Warwick has released a full album of Brazilian music, Aquarela Do Brasil. Like Mr. Mathis, she has that light touch with a lyric thats as soft as a samba. In fact, on YouTube, you can see a 1964 clip of her singing The Girl From Ipanema with Sacha Distel (you can also find numerous black-and-white video clips from the 1960s of Ms. Gilberto performing). If you saw Wes Andersons 2004 film The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, you saw Brazilian actor/musician Seu Jorge singing David Bowie songs in Portuguese. Mr. Jorge, who grew up in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, taught himself how to play the guitar (he also appeared in the films City of God and Cru). His album of David Bowie covers, The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions Featuring Seu Jorge, includes mellow, acoustic interpretations of songs Rebel Rebel, Suffragette City, Changes and Space Oddity, among others. Singer/songwriter Paul Simon incorporated Brazilian rhythms and sounds into his music in his 1990 album Rhythm of the Saints. Released six years after Graceland, it received two nominations, one for Album of the Year and another for Producer of the Year. (Rhythm and Saints also includes West African and Central African influences.) Mr. Simon heard the mesmerizing Afro-Brazilian drum group Grupo Cultural Olodum perform on the streets during a trip to Brazil. Its their catchy, overwhelming drumming you hear on Mr. Simons tune, The Obvious Child, and the group appears in the music video as well. And Milton Nascimento co-wrote Spirit Voices and also sings on other songs on the album, along with other Brazilian musicians. Musician and record producer (and former lead singer/guitarist for Talking Heads) David Byrne loved Brazilian music so much he started the Luaka Bop record label in 1988. The first album on the label was a compilation called Brazil Classics 1: Beleza Tropical. He followed it with his own Latin American-flavored album, Rei Momo, and then three more in the Brazil Classics series: O Samba, Forro etc: Music of the Brazilian Northeast and The Best of Tom Ze. Many other compilations of Brazilian music exist, including the Rough Guide Series (which includes Brazilian jazz, Brazilian Electronica, Brazilian Hip Hop and Brazilian Lounge) and the Putumayo Presents series, but I love David Byrnes taste. These compilation albums are a great way to get a taste of someones music and then follow up by listening to more of what grabs your attention. I did that after hearing the Luaka Bop album by Os Mutantes (The Mutants) World Psychedelic Classics 1: Brazil: The Best of Os Mutantes. The group incorporates psychedelic sounds of British acts, especially The Beatles, blending them with Brazilian bossa nova, tropicalia and samba. Its also experimented with sound; Ive read that on one song, band members used a can of bug spray as an instrument in lieu of hi-hat cymbals, and that they created an instrument in which they sang into a rubber hose connected to a can of hot chocolate with a speaker inside. They also inverted the sound of a wah-wah pedal, making a guitar sound like it was about to throw up, writes Carlos Calado, author of a book about the group. I also discovered Chico Science and Nacao Zumbi on a compilation album and liked them so much I purchased their Afrociberdelia album. This music is like an aural punch in the face, a hybrid of funk, metal, hip hop and electronica, with propulsive drumming, heavy guitars and a take-no-prisoners attitude. Chico Science is said to be the creator of the Mangue-Beat movement. He is sadly no longer with us, but his band, Nacao Zumbi continues on. You just never know what new sounds you might discover when you look (and listen) outside of the borders of your own country. Music and the arts in general have never paid attention to borders anyway, and you shouldnt either. Be adventurous; unknown treasures await. Top: Os Mutantes World Psychedelic Classics 1: Brazil: The Best of Os Mutantes. Above: Paul Simons Rhythm of the Saints album. Right: Seu Jorges The Life Aquatic: Studio SessionsCOURTESY PHOTOS


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C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 18-24, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Best Family Fun Activity Best of the Gulfshore Awards I 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: HOROSCOPES THE FIRST REVERSEDARIES (March 21 to April 19) The typically tidy Ram or Ewe might want to butt out until things are settled on the home front. But get involved and let your Ovine sense of order help restore domestic tranquility. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Bovins flair for fine-tuning complicated fiscal dealings comes in handy when an unexpected financial problem arises. Stay with it until its resolved to your satisfaction. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Family aspects remain strong. There might be some unresolved difficulties, but continued attempts to smooth things over eventually prove to be successful. A major purchase looms. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A promise that was made but never kept suddenly re-emerges in your life. You now have to decide if youre still interested in what it offers or if youve moved past it. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Romance comes to unattached Leos and Leonas who have been waiting for Cupid to target them for far too long. Domestic purr-fection is also enhanced for paired Felines. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You need to take a much-needed break from that demanding project before too much energy-draining tension sets in. And dont be ashamed to ask for help. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Change makes demands that you might find unwelcome at this time. But instead of concentrating on the short run, look toward potential benefits down the road. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You have a gift for reviving projects that seem beyond repair. Use that same ability to restore a relationship that seems to have turned from loving to lifeless. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Expect to be asked to use your combined wisdom and humor to resolve a problem. After all, folks not only value your advice, they also like how you give it. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Most people consider you solid and steady. But you also can be quite capricious (which is a Latin word for describing the behavior of Goats) when it suits your needs. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) People treat you as you wish to be treated. So if you want a change in your relationship, make it happen. Also expect someone to reveal some long-held secrets. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Stay with the decision you made, despite a sudden torrent of advice to the contrary from well-meaning people. Remember: You know your needs better than anyone. BORN THIS WEEK: You like things tidy, with no loose ends. You also enjoy research and would make an excellent investigative reporter or scientist. SEE ANSWERS, C11SEE ANSWERS, C11


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C14 WEEK OF AUGUST 18-24, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY FILM CAPSULESFlorence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Rebecca Ferguson) In 1944 New York City, wealthy socialite Florence Foster Jenkins (Ms. Streep) aspires to be an opera singer in spite of her notable lack of ability. Ms. Streep and Mr. Grant are a formidable duo, but its director Stephen Frears (Philomena) striking just the right tone of laughing at Florence but with the movie that makes it all work. Rated PG-13.Suicide Squad 1/2(Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto) The worlds most dangerous criminals are given a reprieve from prison to fight a deadly witch (Cara Delevingne). Ms. Robbie steals the movie as Jokers (Leto) squeeze Harley Quinn, and the action and soundtrack keep things popping, but the story has numerous problems. Set in the same DC Comics universe as Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Rated PG-13.Jason Bourne 1/2(Matt Damon, Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones) Bourne (Damon) gets new information about his past and has to fight off the CIA agents (Vikander, Jones, Vincent Cassel) who want him dead. The story has head scratching moments, but the action is tense and exciting. Make sure youre up to speed on the three previous Damon-led Bourne films or youll be lost. Rated PG-13.Caf Society (Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell) Twenty-something Bobby (Eisenberg) moves to L.A. and falls in love with his uncles (Carell) assistant (Stewart), then returns home to the Bronx to run a nightclub with his brother (Corey Stoll). Writer/director Woody Allen is in fine form as he provides laughs and dramatic twists in this engaging coming of age tale set in an idyllic 1930s. Rated PG-13.Bad Moms (Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate, Kristen Bell) Fed up with having to be a perfect mom all the time, Amy (Kunis) and her friends (Bell, Kathryn Hahn) decide to rebel against Gwendolyn (Applegate) and the other flawless PTA moms. Its cathartic raunchiness for all the hard-working moms out there, and hilarious to boot. Rated R.Life, Animated (Owen Suskind, Ron Suskind, Gilbert Gottfried) Diagnosed as autistic at the age of 3, Owen Suskinds only route to understanding the world is through Disneys animated films. Its heartwarming and sweet, and brutally honest at times, but a bit more regarding how Owen evolved is needed. Winner of best director for U.S. documentaries at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Rated PG.Star Trek: Beyond (Chris Pine, Anton Yelchin, Idris Elba) With the Enterprise destroyed and the crew trapped on an unknown planet by the villainous Krall (Elba), Kirk (Pine) and co. must save themselves and find a way home. In 3D some of the visuals are too dark and murky, but overall it has humor and solid action. Rated PG-13.


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In 1897, a Frenchman improved the lamp by adding perfume to the fuel to make a scented room. Many lamps were made in figural shapes suitable for a living room or bedroom. Today, perfume lamps heat with electricity. The best 20th-century perfume lamps were made by French makers Robj, Aladin or Etling. A perfume lamp shaped like an Art Deco chorus girl sold at a Skinner auction in 2015 in Boston for $1,968. The 10-inch lamp was marked Meu Bach Aladin. Q: Vintage sofas are much lower priced than new ones. I like Victorian sofas with curved backs but dont want to learn my bargain sofa has a problem I cant fix. A: If you want a 19th century sofa you should buy from a knowledgeable dealer. So little of the frame shows, and it is difficult to tell a 19th-century sofa from an early 20th-century one. Smell any old upholstered furniture. Often, the smell will not leave. Decide if the upholstery is a color and condition you want to live with. Re-upholstering furniture is very expensive. 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He made several dinnerware patterns in modern shapes for different manufacturers. The most popular is his first line, American Modern, which was made by Steubenville Pottery Co. from 1939 until 1959. Sets of dinnerware are hard to sell. First, you should find which pattern you have. Check to see what pieces are selling for online. Serving pieces sell for more than plates or cups and saucers. A perfect platter could be worth about $50 and a dinner plate $5, depending on the color. Q: My childhood teddy bear is, I am told, a Steiff and valuable. What determines the price? A: Some Steiff teddy bears sell for thousands of dollars but many things influence the price. A real Steiff should have a button in the ear that says Steiff. The high-priced bears are old and have mohair fabric in a rare color. White, lavender, black or red is best. Older bears are stuffed with straw, kapok, excelsior or sawdust, not polyester. Any nylon or plastic part suggests a newer bear, worth a lower price. Very large and very small bears are expensive. Q: Weve just been given a set of silverware that we were told is 100-plus years old. It belonged to a friend of my husbands grandmother who gave it to his mother about 1910. Its a service for eight and pieces are marked Lake Betty Silver Plate on the backs. All is in excellent condition in a leather, velvet-lined case. We are wondering if the set has any value, other than sentimental. A: Your silver-plated flatware is not as old as you think it is. The pattern name is Lady Betty and was introduced by International Silver Co. of Meriden, Conn., in 1940. The company was formed when some independent silver makers merged in 1898. Silver plating by electricity began in the U.S. in 1847, earlier in England. By the 1880s, more than 40 firms, mostly centered near Meriden, made simple to elaborate silver-plated tableware until the 1980s. 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C24 WEEK OF AUGUST 18-24, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY FREE OF EQUAL OR LESSER VALUE. Offer expires 8-25-16. Not valid with any other coupons. Venetian Village 4270 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples 23 9-649-5552 Saturday Nights July 30-August 27 2-For-1 Margaritas at Baysides Upper Deck Bar! The Continental s mixology team presents a prix-fixe, craft cocktail dinner featuring custom concoctions paired with modern bar fare at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23. On the menu is a Henricks gin cocktail paired with a charcuterie and cheese plate, Milagro Blanco tequila and citrus with crab fritters dressed with papaya remoulade, a Hudson Rye Whiskey Sazarac with a Wagyu Cuban hotdog and a Glenfiddich 14-year-old Scotch Old Fashioned paired with octopus and fingerling potatoes dressed with pimiento, Serrano ham, quail egg, mustard seed and olive oil. $45 per person, reservations required. 1205 Third St. S. 659-0007 or Dagnys Spirits hosts a free wine and liquor tasting from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25. 15205 Collier Blvd. 384-9241 or Naples Grande Beach Resort hosts its first Grill & Chill Weekend with a variety of summer food events Friday through Sunday, Aug. 26-28. It kicks off from 7-9 p.m. Friday with Blender Bender, when bartenders create artfully curated cocktails at the resorts Mangrove Pool. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday its Beauty, Bubbles and Brunch with Saks Fifth Avenue. Two dinners are set for Saturday, one hosted by Riptide Brewery and the other by Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. The weekend culminates with Sundays Grande Grill-Off, when area restaurants including Osteria Tulia, HBs on the Gulf and Felipes Taqueria will provide tastings for guests to enjoy and judge in a barbecue atmosphere. Tickets to individual events are $20$100, with proceeds benefitting the resort and hospitality management program at FGCU. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (866) 837-1762 or visit Naples Originals hosts its second annual Foodie Camp, a series of 90-minute classes led by local restaurant chefs, Monday through Thursday, Oct. 17-27. Participating chefs are: Alexander Bernard (Alexanders), Lisa Bot (Chez Boet), Jason Goddard (Barbatella), Kristofer Jubenville (St. Matthews House), Jeanne Harvey (The Real McCaw), Jesse Housman (Bistro 821), Domenico Bosco and Barbara Gallone (Kitchen 41) and Tony Ridgway (Ridgway Grill & Bar and Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar). Afternoon classes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. are $50 per person; evening classes from 5:30-7 p.m. are $60. Admission includes instruction, small plates, wine and takeaways. Proceeds benefit the culinary program at St. Matthews Houses and the Naples Original culinary scholarship fund at FGCU. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 435-3938 or visit BALEEN Restaurant at La Playa Beach & Golf Resort has several specials through September, including: Eight Four Eight: A weekly rotation of small plates and drink specials weeknights from 4-8 p.m. for $8 each. Highlights include crispy calamari, tropical nachos, grouper tacos, carnitas sliders and a Blackberry Bramble cocktail. Chefs Cut Wednesday: From 5:3010 p.m. every Wednesday enjoy chefs selections of prime meats for $35 per person. Gulf Coast Pan Roast Fridays: From 5:30-10 p.m. Fridays, the kitchen offers pan-roasted Florida seafood and other local delicacies for $38 per person. Prime Rib Sundays: Meat lovers can enjoy prime rib with horseradish mashed potatoes and Yorkshire pudding from 5:30-10 p.m. Sundays for $35 per person. For reservations or more information, call 598-5707 or visit Phil McCabe, owner of Inn on Fifth and Club Level Suites, has announced the seafood and prime steak restaurant Ocean Prime will replace the hotels Avenue5 restaurant in December. The award-winning modern American chain operates 13 locations throughout the country, and the downtown Naples location will be the third in Florida. 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C26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 18-24, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY VINOIts not just a guy thing anymoreIt wasnt all that long ago that you asked for the wine list in a restaurant and the server automatically handed it to the man at the table. Not any more. In years gone by most (if not all) winemaking operations were under the control of the male of the species. But theres been a shift over the last 30 years or so. First, several female winemakers Helen Turley, Pam Starr and Heidi Barrett in the U.S., for example have made a significant impact by making significant (and expensive) wines. And since winemaking is traditionally a family business, many winemakers have given their daughters major roles in the production and marketing sides of the operation. In Italy, top-level winemakers Angelo Gaja and Piero Antinori both have ceded a good deal of responsibility to their daughters. In this country, Tim Mondavis daughter Carissa plays a major role at the familys Continuum winery. The same thing is happening in other parts of the world. But France has always taken the lead in giving these opportunities to women. It goes as far back as 1805, when Champagne maker Franois Cliquot died and left his winery to his wife, BarbeNicole Ponsardin. The widow veuve in French Cliquot built the company into the iconic enterprise it is today. Several other major wineries in Bordeaux, Chateau Margaux and Chateau Lanessan among them, have prospered under the direction of female owners. But even more interesting is the way women think of wine, purchase it and drink it. Vinexpo, the worldwide trade marketing organization, researches this sort of thing, and the trends are very revealing. It has long been theorized that women perceive and actually taste wine differently than their male counterparts. There might be actual reasons for that, involving basic physiology and body chemistry. French wine critic Isabel Fort has written extensively about this phenomenon in her annual guide to wine for women. Subtitled How to Love and Understand Wine, it runs 500-plus pages. In my experience, women direct their attention to the hedonistic side of wine consumption, focusing on the flavors, aromas and sensual aspects, while men tend to concentrate more on the grape varietal, soil type, where the wine was made the factual stuff. Plus, women think about and perceive wine in different ways. The vast majority of women believe that drinking wine is compatible with maintaining a healthy, balanced diet (this is particularly true in the U.S.). They also see wine as an enhancement for special events and fine food. Vinexpo research shows that older women enjoy wine more. More than 70 percent of women ages 60 and older say they drink at least one glass per week, compared to 60 percent of 18to 30-year-olds. Although its a common belief that women prefer white wines, research tells a different story. The split is actually 60-40 in favor of reds. And when women buy wine, most of them dont depend on male advice or assistance. More than 60 percent of women in the U.S. make their own choices. So heres some advice for servers in fine dining restaurants as well as for the rest of us in general: When you bring the wine list to the table, ask who would like to have it. Theres an excellent chance that a discriminating and wine-savvy woman will be making the selection. Domaine du Tariquet Classic 2015 ($11) From the region of Gascony southwest of Bordeaux, this wine is made with the traditional white grapes of the region, most of which are not all that familiar to American consumers: ugni blanc, colombard, and gros manseng. Its absolutely delicious, with intense (but not overwhelming) acidity and exuberant flavors of citrus and tropical fruit. Find it. Buy it. WW 94.Ask the Wine Whisperer Ive recently heard the terms vertical and horizontal wine tastings. What do they mean? Michele L., Palm BeachA vertical tasting involves sampling the same wine from several different vintages. This is very educational, because it reveals how wine from the same producer can vary depending on weather and harvest conditions from year to year. In a horizontal tasting, you sample various wines of one particular varietal and region (for example, Russian River pinot noirs) from the same year. This allows you to discover the stylistic differences among individual producers. Jerry Greenfield, The Wine Whisperer, is creative director of Greenfield Advertising Group. His book Secrets of the Wine Whisperer is available on Amazon and at invites you to ourLAMORAGA INTERNATIONAL CUISINE + TAPAS DINNER Wednesday, September 14 6:30 p.m.Enjoy a 5-course meal paired with new exciting Spanish wines. Hosted by Martin Cerda with meals prepared by Executive Chef Juan Carlos Perez. $105 per person includes tax and gratuity Limited seating; reserve your spot now!239.631.6088 thewinecellarofnaples.comLocated in the Mercato 9118 Strada Place, Suite 8110,


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Known for his modern take on Greek cuisine, Chef Psilakis owns five restaurants in Manhattan and has been praised by publications including Esquire, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine and The New York Times. His restaurant Anthos is only one of three Greek restaurants to be awarded a Michelin star. Now hes at the helm of Teatro at the new performing arts center. Keep reading to find out what he has in store for us, Teatro and the Mediterranan cuisine for which hes so well known. Q: What is your culinary background? A: I grew up in a traditional Greek household where my mom cooked meals for the family every day and we sat down together on a nightly basis. Im technically a self-trained chef, but really the schooling happened in my home. Q: How were you inspired to become a chef? A: For as far back as I can remember, Ive loved cooking. From around age 5, Id be sitting on the counter helping my mom. When I was old enough Id be making things on my own, inspired by Julia Child or The Frugal Gourmet. Keep in mind this was well before The Food Network! Cooking is just something I find to be peaceful and rewarding. Ive always cherished the ability to gift someone with food Ive made myself. Q: What made you decide to bring your talents to Southwest Florida? A: When I met Brien (Spina, owner of the performing arts center), I could tell right away he had a vision and true excitement for this concept. His family is also close-knit and very involved in the (center), and I tend to migrate more toward projects that are owner-operated like this is. In the end, it was an exciting challenge that I felt comfortable with and honored to be able to contribute to its inevitable success. Q: Youre known for your Greek and Mediterranean style. Could you give us some insight into the angle you are taking with Teatro? A: I actually started cooking Italian food before I transitioned to Greek professionally, so this is a fun throwback for me. Im revisiting recipes I havent cooked in years and having a delicious trip down memory lane while doing so. Q: You unexpectedly found yourself manning the kitchen at Ecco, the first restaurant you owned, when until that day you worked only the front of the house. Could you explain how that day went and how it affected your future? A: I knew as soon as I stepped into the kitchen that cooking was what I was meant to do. It was an instant love affair that thankfully put me on the path to decades of doing the thing I love to do: cook! Q: Your restaurant, Anthos, is one of only three Greek restaurants in the world that have been awarded a Michelin star. What do you think sets your culinary style apart from other chefs who specialize in Mediterranean cuisine? A: Before I came along, Greek cuisine was stuck in a very ethnic genre and based on old-school traditional cooking. At Antho, I took a modern approach to Greek cooking. This restaurant was set up to break all the rules and push the envelope. We were able to successfully show people what the soul of Greek cuisine is in a very cerebral way that took them on a journey beyond the physicality of the food. At Anthos, diners had the opportunity to explore the essence of Greek food in a very creative technical and culinary way. Q: Which dishes at Teatro are you particularly proud of? A: I dont believe in confining my menus into signatures or favorites. I really believe when you write a menu you try and create a platform of dishes that allows all different types of people to come in and find things that are going to be enjoyable to them. When Im creating a menu, I think of my many muses and if they would be able to find something to make them happy on my menu and make into their signature or favorite dish. Would my mother find something? My wife? My children? If I can check those all off, then I think its a success. At the end of the day, I wouldnt put an item on a menu that I wasnt proud of. Q: You have eight restaurants, have received a variety of prestigious awards and do a fair amount of television appearances. What do you find challenging in the kitchen and in your career? A: Finding the right team to carry out our visions across the board. In todays economy, finding and then retaining a team of professionals that can basically be an extension of your arm always proves to be a challenge. Obviously, I cant be in all eight restaurants at the same time, so I need to trust and rely on other people to maintain the standard of hospitality. And, Ill admit that as a perfectionist, this part of the business always remains a challenge for me. Q: Who or what are your greatest culinary influences? A: Since I never worked in anyone elses kitchen or went to culinary school, the two people that have always influenced me were my mother and father. My mom taught me about cooking in the kitchen, whereas my father taught me about hunting and fishing and taking those animals and cooking them over live fire outside in the backyard. Still to this day, large-format, whole-animal cooking over an open flame is one of my specialties. Q: What has been one of your favorite culinary experiences? Q: The shift from Greek cuisine being a foreign concept to an everyday meal choice in American culture has by far been my favorite overall culinary experience. This was my main goal when I set out in the restaurant industry: to take Greek food and it make it part of the everyday meal repertoire for Americans. Every year we witness a rise in the number of Greek restaurants opening and Greek food on menus. Id like to think I was a part of that movement. Q: What are your favorite culinary resources (books, blogs, etc.)? I love cookbooks, especially Greek and Mediterranean ones, and honestly own hundreds of them and read them like other people might read novels. That said, I dont really follow recipes but instead try to understand the soul of the person behind the recipe and what theyre trying to convey with the dish at hand. Ultimately, if I had to narrow it down to just one key resource, it would be Michel Bras eponymous first cookbook. Its always within an arms reach for me. Q: How do you keep your dishes relevant? A: By listening to the customer. Every demographic is very different. Every neighborhood is driven by different wants and needs. A real restaurant is one thats cooking for the people who are coming in. To me, saying you are only going to cook your food for everyone is not being a good chef. Its not about cooking the things you want, but instead understanding what the guest wants and applying your talent to make things relevant for them.


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As Phase II construction at Naples Square continues on schedule for completion in first quarter, 2017, The Ronto Group announced that nearly 80% of the Phase II residences have been sold. Just 16 residences remain available. Sales volume is now over $53 million. Naples Square is being developed by Ronto at the corner of 5th Avenue South and Goodlette-Frank Road in downtown Naples. The communitys walkable lifestyle is bringing a sense of cohesion to downtown by connecting 5th Avenue to Bayfront with access on 10th Street via 3rd Avenue South. Naples Squares walk-able lifestyle and the availability of one and two-story, two and three bedroom plus den floor plans with open-concept living areas and open-air terraces have transformed how people live in downtown Naples. The stucco on the west side of the Phase II building has been applied and painted. The roof on the west side has also been completed and elevator installation has begun. Interior unit framing, and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing installations have been completed. Drywall, tile, and cabinetry installation are underway. Framing of the interior corridors is also progressing. On the east side of the building, the super structure is completed, and the roof, trusses, additional block work, and window installation are at varying stages of completion. Unit framing has started on the second floor and the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing are being roughed in. The courtyard amenity deck structure has been completed and the block for the planter walls is being installed. The structure of the poolside cabana has also been completed and construction of the pool has begun. The garage floor for the entire building is now 100% completed. Five floor plans remain available in the Phase II offering. The one and two story, two and three bedroom plus den floor plans range from over 1,200 to over 3,800 square feet under air and are priced from the $600s. The plans feature open-concept living areas, open-air terraces, and controlled access under-building parking. Base-priced at $630,000, the Phase II Alton great room plan features 1,268 square feet plus a 235 square feet balcony. The Alton includes two bedrooms and two full baths. The great room and owners bedroom open to the balcony. The kitchens counter height bar and food preparation area includes a double stainless steel sink, dishwasher and seating. The Altons dining area merges with the great rooms seating area. The plan includes a walk-in closet in the owners bedroom, and a separate laundry room. The two-bedroom plus den, two-bath Phase II Ballard plan offers 1,529 square feet plus a 203 square feet balcony and is base-priced at $740,000. The great room, master bedroom, and guest bedroom open to the balcony. An optional pocketing door is available to provide ensuite guest quarters. A counter-height island in the kitchen offers seating, a stainless steel sink, dishwasher and food preparation area. Base-priced at $825,000, the Phase II Chelsea two-bedroom plus den, two-and-a-half bath plan includes 1,843 square feet and a 238 square feet balcony. The great room, master bedroom, and guest bedroom all open to the balcony. The plan features a kitchen with a peninsula counter height bar and food preparation area with a double sink and dishwasher. The owners suite includes double walk-in closets and a bath with a glass-enclosed shower and tub and separate vanities. The Phase II Denison plan offers 2,264 square feet and a 290 square feet balcony. Based priced at $1,075,000, the plan features three bedrooms, a den, three baths, a family room and dining room, an island kitchen with counter height seating, and a wraparound balcony accessed from the family room, dining room, and a guest bedroom. The owners suite includes a balcony, walk-in closets, and a bath with separate vanities, a soaking tub, glassenclosed shower, and a separate water closet. A penthouse Denison on Phase IIs top floor is base-priced at $1,175,000. The two-story Phase II Franklin plan offers 2,857 square feet with three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, a living room with a two-story ceiling, a dining room, an island kitchen, and a second floor with a 330 square feet flex room, owners suite, a guest suite, and a laundry room. An optional elevator is available. A glass enclosed shower, soaking tub, and separate vanities are included in the owners bath. The Phase II Franklin features a one-car garage accessed directly from the residence and is base-priced at $1,400,000. Phase II standard details include porcelain tile flooring in the living areas, kitchens and baths, 8-foot solid-core interior doors, 8-foot exterior and sliding glass doors, lever-style door hardware, 8-inch clean-lined baseboards, 7-inch crown molding per plan, ventilated wood shelving in the bedroom, linen and pantry closets, and separate laundry rooms with a Whirlpool Duet front load washer and dryer and a utility sink in most plans. The kitchen designs include KitchenAid Architect Series II stainless steel appliances, European frameless construction, full-overlay cabinetry with various door profiles, finish selections and hardware, a stainless steel, under-mount sink with a pull-out spray faucet, and multiple granite and quartz countertop options. The master bath features marble-topped vanities with dual sinks, showers with bench seats and glass enclosures, soaking tubs with most floor plans, and a separate water closet. The Naples Square Sales Gallery at 100 South Goodlette-Frank Road in downtown Naples is open daily. Phase I models are open for tours with a sales associate. Sales associates are available at the Sales Gallery or at Phase I unit 101 at the corner of Third Avenue South and 10th Street. Visit Naples Square Phase II nearly 80% sold Above: Naples Squares unique Phase I club room offers an ideal setting for socializing and includes a large counter-height bar table in a recycled glass material and a bar accent wall with a Mother of Pearl wall covering. The Phase I Denison model is one of three furnished Naples Square models available for a guided tour with a sales associate. Phase II construction at Naples Square continues on schedule for completion in first quarter, 2017. With binding and pending sales contracts worth over $53 million already processed, Phase II at Naples Square is nearly 80% sold. Just 16 Phase II residences remain available. 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Gold medal model home showcase in Ave Maria Tour 22 Decorated Models Visit Ave Maria this August during our Gold Medal Model Home Showcase and tour 22 beautifully decorated models ranging in size from 1,400 square feet to over 5,000 square feet. With over 40 floor plans and three top builders, Ave Maria has something for everyone including young couples, growing families, and active retirees. SWFL Fastest Selling New Home Community Ave 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 Homes 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. Three models open daily. Del Webb Naples Del Webb Naples offers ten floor plans 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 and was named a Top 20 Places to Retire. 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 Ridge Maple Ridge at Ave Maria offers several styles of single-family home designs from the high $100s. Award-winning builder, CC Homes, presents 3-6 bedroom homes in one and two-story floor plans ranging in size from 1,133 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 Us For more information visit Ave Maria at 5076 Annunciation Circle #104, 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. Tour Collier Countys Community of the Year with 22 models open daily and prices from high $100s. 2 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF AUGUST 18-24, 2016 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& AssociatesRooftop pool and fitness center. Forever views. Luxurious living. Its all part of the amazing lifestyle youll discover at Kalea Bay. The expansive residences so chic. The spacious interiors so contemporary. The open lanais with views of the Gulf of Mexico so coastal. And all those pools so cool. Priced from $1.3 million13910 Old Coast Road, Naples, FL 34110 239-793-0110 Some say the sky is the limit. We see it as just the Beginning.


Surge in sales at Quail WestAfter reporting a surge in furnished model and unfurnished move-in ready home sales over the past 60 days, Quail West announced that several of the communitys neighborhoods are approaching sell-out. The increased sales activity was especially strong in the Tamworth and Newlands neighborhoods where sales transactions for two models and two move-in ready residences were processed and in Stock Signature Homes Escala single-family villa neighborhood where four residences were sold. A move-in ready residence and a furnished model under construction were sold in Cortland. Eight move-in ready residences remain available in Tamworth and Newlands. In Escala, just two move-in ready Palmhurst residences remain available, one scheduled for completion in November, the other in February, 2017. Three opportunities are available in McGarvey Custom Homes La Caille villa neighborhood, including a completed furnished model and two new models currently in design. Quail Wests Preferred Builders continue to introduce new models. Completed furnished estate models by Diamond Custom Homes, Florida Lifestyle Homes of Fort Myers, Fox Custom Builders, London Bay Homes, McGarvey Custom Homes, and Seagate Development Group, LLC are available for purchase. Two new furnished estate models by Stock Signature Homes, the luxury homebuilding division of Stock Development, are scheduled for completion by the end of September. Priced at $3,805,790 fully-furnished, Stocks 4,937 square feet Aqualina estate will include a formal living room with a fireplace. The plan features a formal dining room and butlers pantry, a wine cellar, four bedrooms, four full baths and two half-baths. A double-island kitchen will adjoin a family room opening to an outdoor living area with a fireplace, outdoor kitchen and dining area, and a pool and spa. The Carlisle II estate by Stock will present a 4,420 square feet plan with a formal parlour overlooking the outdoor living area. A formal dining room opens to a garden space. The plan also features a study, a double-island kitchen, a family room that opens to an outdoor living area with a fireplace, summer kitchen, pool and spa, four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, a three-car garage, and a golf cart garage. The furnished Carlisle II is priced at $3,308,955. Stock Signature Homes is introducing a new furnished model in Cortland this month and two other models are under construction. The four-bedroom plus study Cortland floor plans range from 3,504 to 4,297 square feet under air and are base-priced from $1,019,990 to $1,209,990. Each plan offers spacious outdoor living areas and pools overlooking long-range views. Optional outdoor kitchens and outdoor fireplaces are available. Priced at $2,201,665 with furnishings, the Normandy II model opening this month features a floor plan with four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, and a study. The living area includes a great room, dining area, wet bar, double-island kitchen, and an entertainment bar. One of the guest bedrooms is designed as a cabana suite. The great room opens to covered lanais, a summer kitchen, fireplace, and a pool and spa. A three-car garage is included. The Normandy II floor plan is basepriced at $1,194,990. Base-priced at $1,194,990, the 4,238 square feet under air, the Stella model under construction in Cortland will include a formal living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, wet bar, a beautifully detailed double-island gourmet kitchen, breakfast nook, and family room, a study, four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, and a three-car garage. Pocketing sliders will open the living room and family room to a massive outdoor living space featuring a conversation area with a fireplace, an outdoor kitchen with a walk-up bar and large dining area, and a custom designed pool and spa. The Stella model is priced at $2,276,745 with furnishings. Base-priced at $1,209,990, the 4,297 square feet under air Cameron model now under construction includes a formal living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, a wet bar, a beautifully detailed kitchen with a t-shaped island, breakfast nook, and family room, a study, four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, and a three-car garage. Pocketing sliders open the living room and family room to an outdoor living space that features a conversation area with a fireplace, an outdoor kitchen with a walk-up bar and dining area, and a custom designed pool and spa. The furnished Cameron model is priced at $2,317,165. Priced at $1,175,000 with furnishings, McGarveys completed Cadera model in La Caille presents a 2,702 square feet floor plan with a spacious great room, gourmet island kitchen, and a dining area, three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, a study, and a three car garage. The outdoor living area feature a fireplaces, an outdoor kitchen, conversation and dining areas, and a pool surrounded by planters with soaring palms. Stock Signature Homes continues to expand its reach in Southwest Florida and now has furnished models that are completed or under construction in communities and neighborhoods from Marco Island north to Bradenton and in Palm Beach. The expansion includes homes in The Concession in Bradenton, three villages within Lakewood Ranch in Sarasota, Bay Woods at Bonita Bay, gated golf course and waterfront communities in Collier and Lee counties, Estuary at Grey Oaks, TwinEagles, Babcock Ranch, Esplanade Golf & Country Club of Naples, The Isles of Collier Preserve, downtown Naples, the Park Shore and Pine Ridge neighborhoods in Naples, Marco Island, and in Palm Beach. A Stock Development community, Quail West is located east of Interstate 75, one mile south of Bonita Beach Road. Take Exit 116 (Bonita Beach Road) east. Turn right on Bonita Grande Drive and follow the signs to the sales center. Call 239.592.1010. Visit Quail West online at www.QuailWest. com. Priced at $2,201,665 with furnishings, Stock Signature Homes Normandy II model is opening this month and features a floor plan with four bedrooms, four -and-a-half baths, and a study. Seagate Development Group, LLCs fully-furnished, 5,524 square feet under air Oakmont estate model is one of 9 completed and soon to be completed estate models available at Quail West. McGarvey Custom Homes 6,128 square feet under air Adderley estate model at Quail West showcases an architectural design by RG Designs and an interior design by Arlynn McDaniel of Freestyle Interiors. 4 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF AUGUST 18-24, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY


Top 20 Places to Retire Fastest-Selling Community in Southwest Florida Top 50 Master-Planned Communities in U.S. Del Webb Naples Pulte Homes Maple RidgeJoin us for our Gold Medal Model Showcase at the community that really goes the distance in terms of its homes, pricing and lifestyle. Tour our model homes with prices from the high $100s to $500s. Featuring 2-6 bedrooms, each with lake, preserve or golf course views. 41 oor plans in all with 22 furnished models open daily. A gold medal community by anyones standards. Pu l te H o m e s Ave Maria is going for the gold Take Immokalee Rd east, turn right onto Oil Well Rd, turn left into Ave Maria.5076 Annunciation Circle #104, Ave Maria, FL 3414221 Models Open Daily 239-352-3903


Fort Myers / Estero Bonita Springs / Naples 1 Mediterra 15836 Savona Way Naples, FL 855.810.7976 2 Quail West6289 Burnham Road Naples, FL 239.592.1010 3 Talis Park16980 Livingston Road Naples, FL 239.449.5900 4 Twin Eagles11330 Twin Eagles Boulevard Naples, FL 239.352.8000 5 Olde Cypress7276 Lantana Circle Naples, FL 239.596.4794 6 Raffia Preserve4075 Wolfe Road Naples, FL 239.598.2370 7 Naples Square100 S Goodlette-Frank Road Naples, FL 239.228.5800 8 The Isles of Collier Preserve5445 Caribe Avenue Naples, FL 888.707.1251 9 Lely Resort8020 Grand Lely Drive Naples, FL 239.793.2100 10 Mangrove Bay201 Goodlette Road South Naples, FL 239.261.2200 11 Residences at Mercato9123 Strada Place, Suite 7125 Naples, FL 239.594.9400 12 Lamorada Naples2190 Woodcrest Drive Naples, FL 239.444.4450 13 Livingston Lakes15161 Palmer Lake Circle Naples, FL 239.444.3490 14 The Colony Golf & Bay Club4541 Coconut Road Bonita Springs, FL 239.495.1300 15 Seaglass at Bonita Bay26951 Country Club Drive Bonita Springs, FL 239.301.4940 16 Altaira4541 Coconut Road Bonita Springs, FL 239.495.1300 17 Kalea Bay13910 Old Coast Road Naples, FL 239.793.0110 18 Ave Maria5076 Annunciation Circle #104 Ave Maria, FL (888) 841-3477 19 Paloma 26109 St. Michael Lane Bonita Springs, FL 239.949.8910 20 Mockingbird Crossing 1600 Mockingbird Crossing Dr. Naples, FL 239.233.0592 21 Tuscany Pointe14310 Tuscany Pointe Trail Naples, FL 34120 239.225.2679 22 Sorrento28063 Sosta Lane #2 Bonita Springs, FL 239.225.2659 23 Sienna Reserve14656, Reserve Lane Naples, FL 239.643.4333 24 Andalucia1336 Andlaucia Way Naples, FL 239.304.8314 25 Estuary at Grey Oaks1220 Gordon River Trail Naples, FL 239.261.3148 6 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF AUGUST 18-24, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY


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Kalea Bay, a gated, resort-lifestyle community located on Vanderbilt Drive in North Naples, has set a new standard for luxury residential high-rise living. The incredibly-designed residences at Kalea Bay, combined with spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico, the Cocohatchee River and a pristine nature preserve, have propelled the community to become one of the hottest-selling properties this year. As of mid-August, the construction on our first tower has reached the penthouse floor, stated Inga Wilson, Kalea Bays Vice President of Sales & Marketing. The 22-story tower, with 120 residences, will have 20 floors of residences over two floors of parking. From my office in the sales center I can observe the construction progress on a daily basis, said Wilson. Its not only exciting for me, but also for those whove already purchased and even the visitors who have come to the sales center for the first time. 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-a-half baths, have 3,835 total square feet while 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 ceilings in living areas, 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. Wilson says dramatic views are available to every single resident, not matter which floor they live on. Thats because the towers amenities are located on the rooftop, explained Wilson. That includes our sky lounge, a dramatic pool and the open-air fitness center. From the rooftop, residents can enjoy daily views of the Gulf of Mexico, the nature preserves and two beaches ranked among the best in the United States. Those beaches include Barefoot Beach Preserve Park, which was ranked #2 nationally in 2015, and Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, which was ranked #9, said Wilson. The first residential high-rise tower at Kalea Bay will be completed in the summer of next year. However, it wont be the only building on-site to reach that milestone. Currently, Kalea Bays community clubhouse area is also under construction and slated to be completed around the same timeframe, said Wilson. Our clubhouse area will be the social and recreational centerpiece of the community. Kalea Bays 88,000-square-foot clubhouse is located on the north side of the large lake at the communitys entrance. It 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 will 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. There will also be a shuttle service, originating from the clubhouse, to the beach. For more information regarding Kalea Bay visit the on-site sales center. It is located on Vanderbilt Drive, just north of Wiggins Pass Road at 13910 Old Coast Road in North Naples. Additional information is available by calling (239) 793-0110 or online at Kalea Bays first tower reaches penthouse floor Clubhouse also under construction Left: The 22-story tower at Kalea Bay has 120 residences. Above: Kalea Bays first tower was designed with rooftop amenities, including a sky lounge, spectacular pool and openair fitness center. Kalea Bay residences have open floor plans with 9-foot high ceilings. All master bedrooms offer views of the Gulf of Mexico. The 88,000-square-foot clubhouse features three separate pools, a deck bar, an indoor/outdoor restaurant and an Internet cafe. 8 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF AUGUST 18-24, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY




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 three-bedroom 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 sportsand-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. 10 WEEK OF AUGUST 18-24, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY PRE-CONSTRUCTION OPPORTUNITY starting at $187,000 TO LEARN MOREVisit: Call: (239) 500-JAXI (5294) Option #2 or Email: JAXI CMD Proudly IntroducesLUXURY CONDOMINIUMSMAJESTICPALMSNew Luxurious Residences Just Miles from the Sandy Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel 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 PAGE 10 Cottage Life The Historic compound gets a facelift for one blended family seeking the perfect vacation retreat CALL YOUR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE TODAY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT LUXE LIVING.9051 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 202, Naples, FL 34108 Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.com239.325.1960 16 LUXE LIVING JULY 2016 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 p lan 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 W ay 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 A c n M m t c k m w s t l h f Before Before Before Before om FLO REACHING NAPLES & BONITAS MOST AFFLUENT READERS FLORIDA WEEKLYS MONTHLY LUXURY LIVING GUIDE LUXE LIVING is Florida Weeklys monthl y guide to living well in Naples. Readers will enjoy the latest in local design, architecture, gardening and more. LUXE LIVING publishes the second week of every month in our Naples and Bonita Springs editionsincluding our direct mailings to affluent communities.


6 Alluring reasons to buy a luxurious riverfront condominiumin the Fort Myers Historic River District1. ALLURES prime location in the newly revitalized Historic River District of Fort Myers is the perfect urban locale providing an abundance of arts, culture, shopping and dining. With over 50 cafes, bars and restaurants, the pedestrian and pet-friendly downtown offers unlimited options for dining and nightlife. Arts and culture abound in the River District where the brick streets are lined with eclectic boutiques and art galleries, historic landmarks and architecture, museums, and even a professional theater. 2. Competitive pre-construction prices make now the perfect time to buy a luxury riverfront condominium at ALLURE. Buyers who purchase at pre-construction prices, available now at ALLURE, will be saving a significant amount of money if they purchase before the start of construction. So, now is the best time to get a luxurious residence at a great price. A variety of open floor plans are available including one, two and threebedroom residences. Pre-construction prices start at $300,000 and go to over $1 million. 3. Purchasing a new home versus a resale has tremendous advantages. First of all, a new home offers significant savings on energy consumption, since new homes are held to much tougher national codes than those that were built years ago. Residences at ALLURE feature energy efficient walls, windows, doors, air-conditioners, and Energy Star appliances. Another benefit is the savings on replacement costs because everything in a new residence is brand new. A new home also provides owners with the latest safety features, such as high-impact resistant windows and slider doors, fire retardant carpeting and insulation. Finally, if and when residents of ALLURE decide to sell their new home, the resale value will be greater than that of an older resale residence, making it a smart investment. 4. Waterfront location of Allure in the vibrant downtown increases property rental potential. If you have been considering purchasing a second home as an investment or as part of your retirement plan, a waterfront condominium in a prime location such as the Historic Downtown River District could be a great option for its rental potential. If the property is your vacation home, when not in use, you may choose to rent it out for short-terms. Or, if it is your retirement home, you may rent it for longer periods, until you are able to relocate there full-time. 5. The stress-free, relaxing lifestyle at ALLURE is good for your health and well-being. ALLURE boasts an array of enviable amenities that are guaranteed to help residents live stress-free including: a peaceful, landscaped riverfront promenade; private screening room with cutting edge audiovisual equipment and theater-style seating; mens and womens spa facilities with saunas and showers; pool deck with heated cascading infinityedge pool overlooking the water; Allure Your Senses rooftop gardens; social gathering rooms with fireplace, billiards, game tables and areas for relaxing and quiet reading. In addition to all of the indulgent building amenities at ALLURE, the beautifully-appointed residences will make living worry-free. All residences are accessed via private entrance elevators and foyer. Enviable features include porcelain flooring, natural gas ranges, five-burner cooktop, double oven, quartz countertops in chef-inspired kitchens, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Residences also feature, smart technology, assigned covered garage parking with 24-hour controlled access, and more. 6. The beautiful riverfront location and the warm, sunny lifestyle afforded year-round provides unlimited outdoor living space. ALLURES location on the Caloosahatchee River combined with the tropical South Florida climate, provides the ultimate outdoor lifestyle. Whether going for an invigorating morning jog or just a relaxing, afternoon stroll, residents of ALLURE will be able to enjoy the best of downtown and the best that Mother Nature has to offer, right in their own backyard. The ALLURE sales gallery is located on the first floor of the Fort Myers City Pier building at 1300 Hendry Street. To learn more call (239) 500-JAXI (5294), ext. 1 or visit online at NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 18-24, 2016 11 Sales Gallery Sales Gallery Now Open! Now Open! 13oo Hendry St., Fort Myers, FL 13oo Hendry St., Fort Myers, FL Open 7 days a week Open 7 days a week 239-500-JAXI (5294) 239-500-JAXI (5294) Concie rge rge Private Theater Private Theater Fitness, Spa, Sauna Fitness, Spa, Sauna Infinity Edge Pool Infinity Edge Pool Sculpture Garden Sculpture Garden High-Speed High-Speed Internet & WIFI Internet & WIFI natural gas natural gas cooking cooking ORAL 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.


Chops City Grill to Wine and Dine in Style ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECT STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS BY THE DEVELOPER, MAKE REFERENCE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTE, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. Equal Housing Opportunity. Beautiful. Inside and Out. Waterfront Dining at The Dock at Crayton Cove 9 Open-Concept Floor Plans | Maintenance-Free Living | Resort-Style Amenities From the $600s to over $1m So Upscale. So Downtown.Models Open Daily Sales Center Open Daily at 100 Goodlette-Frank Road South 239.228.5800 The Astoria 2 Bedrooms / 2 Baths1,720 sq. ft. Total living area Set Sail from Naples City Dock Happy Hour at Cabana Bar Treat yourself at Woodhouse Spa


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