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A2 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15-21, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY COMMENTARYThe damn mediaIn a contentious election year, highly experienced professionals in business, law, medicine, education, the sciences or even public service discover they have little sway. Instead, its those self-righteous gutter snipes, those spitball sculptors of history in a moments making that have the power: the damn media. What they report and how they report it the writers and editors, the photographers and artists carries gravity and influence far beyond the measure of the men and women themselves, it seems. Maybe thats why so many people blame the media for helping to create presidential candidates who are given too much or too little ink or airtime. Who are questioned too much (its because shes a woman) or too little (its because hes entertaining, and people dont care if he lies). Who are given voice only because the media is too liberal, or the media is too conservative, lazy or uninformed. As a term, media is a fat, flat-bottomed freighter. It can hold everything from the weekly shopper, to Facebook prom posts, to opinion shows delivered by self-confidant on-air personalities who would be ceaseless yappers if theyd been born dogs, to the stories and analyses of traditional magazines, news shows and newspapers. Its all media but it isnt all news. The traditional news media includes daily newspapers, thoughtfully produced journals or on-air shows, and even outfits like Florida Weekly, which leave the nitty-gritty reporting of cop, sports and local-government events to the dailies and television in favor of news analysis, indepth news, food, arts, business and opinion reporting. The traditional news media, as Im describing it, keeps giving everybody his or her say on the left, the right, the middle, the top and the bottom. Here in Florida Weeklys opinion pages, for example, you can read a real rightwing didact like Rich Lowry (a smart one, though). Or you can read me or Leslie Lilly, as youre doing now in my case. This clearly demonstrates that traditional media is even willing to give lunatics a say. (Roger Williams, the voice of the lunatic fringe.) When people say, Why doesnt the media do more positive news more stories that show how decent and brave and kind and hard-working the American people are? theyve failed to understand news. It happened last week to Howard Schultz, the well-intentioned CEO of the Starbucks Corp. Starbucks will now introduce podcasts in its coffee shops meant to counter the dark cloud created by the media in America not infomercials, he insisted on National Public Radio, but positive news. I think were trying to, in many ways, rekindle and remind people how ordinary people every single day are doing extraordinary things, Mr. Schultz said. And I think given how divisive and vitriolic this political season has been and continues to be, and how the media, unfortunately, has painted America with such a dark cloud, I feel its really not the true American story. The true story of Americans, hes decided, is positive: advancing their community and loving thy neighbor. Thats very sweet and delightfully caffeinated. But traditional news reporters by obligation and duty must never distinguish positive from negative news. That the American people are fundamentally decent, loyal and hard-working is not news not to them and not to anybody else. We all know that. Such reporters and editors insist on only one important thing, and in as much depth and nuance as time and space allow: What happened. Good reporters are never cynics, as skeptical as they may be. Paradoxically, they harbor an unassailable faith that Americans want to know what happened, whether it comes with sugar and cream, or not. If people cant get at the facts, and via the facts at some semblance of the truth, they cant get anywhere or do anything. They have no power, reporters believe. There are only three kinds of news in traditional media: Good news, bad news and event news that cant be judged good or bad without more context. The news might be sweet, amusing, worrisome, disturbing, instructive or entertaining, uplifting, tragic, joyful or inexplicably odd it might or might not be love thy neighbor news but it gets reported only because reporters and their editors figure it could be of service or interest to people, and therefore people should know. Good news, for example, could be something like this: The U.S. Sugar Corp., Florida Crystals and the King Ranch announced jointly today they will save the Everglades for the American people by donating 300,000 acres of their land surrounding Lake Okeechobee to the state of Florida for wetland restoration and water storage.Bad news might be: The Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee collapsed along its southern boundary today flooding the Florida peninsula from South Bay to South Beach and washing both Fort Lauderdale and Miami out to sea. (On second thought that could also be defined as good news but that would be your call.) What role does advertising play in what gets reported and how, since one way or another advertising fuels the news business? In traditional media outlets, very little to none. Neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump, for example, can buy favorable news coverage from traditional media. Even God couldnt do it. They can buy advertising around the news, of course, but the distinction should always be made obvious: news is news, editorial opinions are editorial opinions and advertising is advertising. Thats how the business works when its working right. And this year in the traditional media its working beautifully, in my opinion. If theres a dark cloud hovering over the American diaspora, the media has not created it. But its damn sure obligated to report it. roger WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com 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. 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A4 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15-21, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY OPINIONI am womanShe probably never was a household name in her own time nor is she accorded the deference often paid to others who shared her cause. Yet Ida Husted Harper was not a minor figure in American history. She probably is best known as the biographer of Susan B. Anthony. In 1852, Anthony joined and led with Elizabeth Cady Stanton the womens rights movement in the United States. Their efforts became the genesis of the modern womens rights movement. Harper was born in 1851 and lived until 1931. She came of age in the early stages of the womens movement and lived long enough to witness its success in securing womens right to vote, Congress approved the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and it was ratified in 1920 by the majority of the states. During the long era of this constitutional fight, Harper devoted herself to the cause of womens equality, became a suffragette, befriended Miss Anthony, and became one of the movements selfappointed, de facto historians. She was an author and journalist. Her essays and columns appeared regularly in various publications. She sometimes used a male pseudonym to hoodwink editors who refused to consider content submitted by women writers. She wasnt deterred. She understood the importance of the history unfolding and its implications for her gender. She meant to seal her part in telling it with zeal in the extreme. After writing Anthonys biography, she burned thousands of archival documents, eliminating access to original source materials by future historians. The deed hinted of an almost ruthless determination to dominate the version of the story she felt compelled to tell and to protect its authenticity from future edits. But her lifes mission was to support and spread the ideas of the womens movement and to document in exquisite detail the breadth of the challenges faced by those supporting the cause. This fight was about the country living up to its democratic values and it was being fought from the state house to the White House. A significant milestone in Harpers early efforts was her collaboration with Anthony and others in the writing and editing of the early volumes of The History of Womens Suffrage. She outlived Anthony by more than a decade, continuing to document the efforts to win womens suffrage, adding and editing in 1922 a fifth and sixth volume to the four tomes published earlier. The six-volume series take up two feet of shelf space. Each volume numbers close to a thousand pages. The History of Womens Suffrage is a monumental work. It is a historical treasure and its relevance sustained by current events. Ninety years after Harper finished the last chapter, a major piece of womens movement business remains unfinished: The Equal Rights Amendment, guaranteeing equal rights for all women. Suffragettes Alice Paul and Crystal Eastman drafted the amendment, and it was first introduced in Congress in 1923. Though Paul and Eastman thought womens enfranchisement essential, they did not believe securing it would end gender discrimination against women. Their proposed amendment failed. It languished thereafter for decades, its momentum grown cold in the saucer of the populism that gave it its rise With 90 years of hindsight, the judgment of Paul and Eastman is confirmed. Female victims of rape, wage discrimination, and/or discrimination because of pregnancy dont get the same standard of judicial review afforded other forms of discrimination, and women are consistently paid less than men working in jobs of comparable value. In 1967, the National Organization for Women resurrected the ERA, lobbying Congress to pass it. Surprisingly, in 1972, it did. The states had seven years to ratify. Twenty-one states did so promptly. The womens movement was in full throttle. We were singing, I am woman, hear me roar. But then the politics changed. Feminist demands were blunt and purposeful: We own and celebrate womens sexuality; women have the right to control their own bodies; and womens rights are human rights. Within a year, a backlash erupted. The ERA was branded a threat to traditional family values and a feminist plot to undermine womens status as social and economic appendages to men. Ah, the memories. It all came back, prompted by the announcement Phyllis Schlafly had died at 92. She is undoubtedly the individual most responsible for the failure of the ERA three states shy of ratification. An arch-conservative, she championed womens subservience to husband, hearth and home, glorifying procreation as womens true destiny. She founded the Eagle Forum, and Stop ERA to organize the opposition, using tactics of fear and exaggeration male predators stalking women in unisex potties, a government ban on all-girls schools, a military draft of teenage girls and male and female inmates sharing jail cells. And the ultimate threat? The country would be overrun by liberated, independent women fully possessed of dreams, minds, and capability all their own. And the country couldnt have that, could it? 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and read past blog posts on Tumblr at llilly15.Tumblr.com.Yes, America firstDonald Trumps speech in Arizona has occasioned wailing and rending of garments among the commentariat and respectable people everywhere. At bottom, the cause of the freak-out is simple: Trump believes in immigration laws, and the countrys elite really doesnt. Minus a few trademark excesses that are too ingrained in the Trump shtick to abandon at this point e.g., we are going to build a wall and Mexico is going to pay for it Trumps speech was rock-solid on policy. The core of it represents what, more or less, any realistic regime of immigration enforcement would look like. That the opinion elite recoiled in horror shows how out of sympathy it is with borders and what it takes to enforce them. It was understandable that everyone felt whiplash. Trump had primed people to expect something different, both with his recent public wobbliness and his quick strike into Mexico, where he lucked out in a successful meeting with that countrys hapless president, Enrique Pena Nieto. And Trump didnt do himself any favors by giving the Arizona speech in a rally setting. When he is in his shouty mode, Trump could read the phone book and make it sound like an outlandish screed.All that said, Trump nailed a few theses to the door of his promised great, impenetrable border wall that are important and too often neglected: Immigration policy should serve the interests of the United States and its workers. This should be axiomatic. Yet it has taken Trump to make the proposition central to the immigration debate. There is no doubt that illegal immigration is good for illegal immigrants, but the first obligation of the United States is to protect its citizens and legal residents. Illegal immigrants compete against low-skilled workers already here and are a net drain on the government. Even if they work hard (and most do), illegal immigrants are unlikely to earn enough to pay much in taxes, and their families access welfare benefits through their children. Anyone who has entered the United States illegally, Trump said, is subject to deportation. This sounds radical only because of the progress the left has made in delegitimizing deportation. If we arent going to have a sweeping amnesty or tolerate the status quo, illegal immigrants must be subject to deportation. Legal immigration, too, should serve the interests of the nation. It shouldnt be out of bounds, as Trump suggested, to want to tap the brakes and adjust whom we are accepting to emphasize merit, skill and proficiency. Trumps speech was the soundest immigration speech ever delivered by a presidential nominee, and a total policy victory for restrictionists. There are two problems, though. One is that it is such a tough-minded agenda, it needs to be presented with a deft touch. Instead, Trump seemingly went out of his way to make his policy sound as audacious and threatening as possible. Two, if Trump loses, this agenda will be discredited, and restrictionists will instantly be as embattled as ever, once again fighting a desperate rearguard action against a political establishment and opinion elite that consider their priorities bizarre and hateful. 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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 PARADISEIts all about creating for this multi-talented musician/artistDarrell Nutt loves to create and make music. Hes a drummer, producer, engineer designer and director who owns and operates The defMEDIA Group, which provides audio recording, video production and graphic design services; Drum Track Studios, an online drum track recording service; and Translucent Records, an indie recording label. I love all of the different hats that I wear at the company, he says. In the past year, he has produced three indie releases (one for his own label), recorded more than 110 drum tracks for clients around the world and received an endorsement for the Turkish-made Amedia cymbals. It has been a great year. On the local music scene, Darrell enjoys playing bands and musicians including Girl Meets Boy, The Catman Doodz, Mudbone, Soapy Tuna, jazz pianist Stu Shelton, The Incorrigibles, The Noname Band, High Voltage and guitarists guitarist Steve Uscher, Ray Nesbit and David C. Johnson. On the broader scene, he has played with members of AC/DC, The Doobie Brothers, The Goo Goo Dolls and Steely Dan, among others. I have a very artistic past, he says, and I look ahead to a very artistic future filled with music, video and design. Its all art, and I love what I do. Bob Harden is the producer and host of The Bob Harden Show, airing from 7-8 a.m. weekdays at bobharden. com. Past show are archived on the web site for listeners convenience. bobHARDENbobharden@hotmail.com Mentors: My brother, Dana Heidemann, who passed away early this year. He taught me about drumming early in my life, but he also taught me about life. Mike Caputy, the drummer for Rick James; Elliott Randall, guitar player for Steely Dan and Carly Simon; Jim Kurzdorfer, bass player for Spyro Gyra and one of my college professors who let me sit in on his gigs; drummer Pete ODonnell; and business executive Todd Lewis, who came into my life when I really needed some guidance. Where did you grow up? North of Buffalo, N.Y., right on Lake Ontario in a wonderful little town called Barker. When did you rst come to Naples/Collier County? I moved to Southwest Florida in 1989 and stayed for nine months before going on tour across the country for six years. I moved back in 1995 to settle down and have been here ever since. I love it. As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I always wanted to be a touring and session drummer and a video director. I grew up. What would you be doing if you werent doing this? I cant imagine doing anything else. I really love all of the different creative things I do. Guilty pleasure: Chicken wings a couple of times a year. Next vacation destination: Western New York. One thing on your bucket list: Write and direct a short lm or movie. Skill or talent you wish you had: Public speaking. Advice for someone just starting in your line of work: Seek out and listen to the older musicians you respect. They can teach you so much. Trait you most admire in your best friend: My girlfriend, Lisa, is my best friend. She has this great ability to nd the positive in any situation and still be grounded about it. Favorite app on your smartphone or tablet: SoundHound. Something thats been on your mind: Launching my new website, defmediagroup.com. Thats a shameless plug, but it really is all Ive thought about for the last couple of months. Something your mom was always right about: Music makes everything better. Must-see place to take rst-time visitors: Naples Botanical Garden. Something that makes you laugh: Baby goats. Last book you read: Howling at the Moon by Walter Yetnikoff. All-time favorite movies: JKF and Spinal Tap. Something youll never understand: Why young people wear their pants halfway down their thighs. Something you wish could go back to the way it once was: The record industry (to a degree). Pet peeve: I really have a problem with convenience fees for online bill paying. Something people would be surprised to nd out about you: When I was a teenager, I was part of a break dance crew and actually took lessons from a street dancer. What are you most proud of? My ability to make people smile through music. First job: At 16, I was the drummer in my moms country music band in western New York. Something the Paradise Coast really needs: Better traf c direction and Anchor Bar chicken wings. Favorite thing about the Paradise Coast: I really love the people and music community here. And the fact that it doesnt snow. Talking points with Darrell Nutt
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A8 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15-21, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYand wildly different musical styles who have produced albums in 2016 like The Freecoasters impressive debut Show Up (reggae-soul rock, Fort Myers), Cog Nomens Twin Stars EP (electro-psych pop, Miami), Peyote Coyotes eponymous EP (psychedelic garage bop, Pompano Beach), and Pleasures F----d Up Dreams Come True (sex music for robots, Sarasota). Many bands are finding their voice, working to establish a following in their hometown or juggling day jobs while scheduling weekend tours that crisscross the state at a relatively well-known but still somewhat underground network of venues that privilege original music over cover bands established destinations such as the legendary Respectable Street in West Palm Beach and Rack em Spirits & Times (formerly Rack em, Billiards) in Cape Coral. They are also hosted, if not especially well paid, by a growing number of breweries, galleries, music festivals and up-andcoming arts districts. The vast majority of these musicians are on the Art & Love team more than the Money & Power team, as novelist Jay McInerney coined it; they will create songs no matter what, and buying their album or paying a cover charge often just allows them to record more music and continue to tour. Late on an August night after The Freecoasters finished a set at Nice Guys Pizza in Cape Coral, their newest member, 22-year-old Englewood resident and keyboardist Rick Lombama, said over the noise of the bar, The musics the core of the matter. If we tried to do it for the money, I dont know what wed be doing. Its definitely the feeling of playing live and then people reciprocating, because you cant get that anywhere else. Still, it is possible for hardworking DIY bands to eke out a living playing original music in Florida and to a smaller extent selling albums and merchandise. Yes you can, but you have to be dedicated and do your homework and find the venues that cater to that, said 43-yearold Florida music veteran Michele Woofter, who has played accordion with the Americana folk band Loxahatchee Sinners Union and more recently started a new experimental metal band, Koffin Varnish, with her husband. The Freecoasters 32-year-old lead singer and guitarist Claire Liparulo will book shows months in advance to secure gigs at some of the bands favorite venues. Telling your family to schedule you three months out into your life is really tough, she said. You can tell your job that but telling your niece or nephew thats why youre not at their birthday party, they dont get it. HE WORK THESE MUSICIANS ARE DOING is good news for people who hunger for fresh perspectives and voices in rock, but where do you find what speaks to you personally among the masses of music, find the sound that your ears long for? Heck, I was sneaking in the bars to play, I wasnt drinking or nothing, I wanted to be around the rock n roll, said Eric DeMayo, a hardworking 34-year-old stalwart of the Southwest Florida music scene, recalling when he was 16. I wanted to see a punk band play in front of me, or a heavy metal band. It was definitely important to get started young, you know? Mr. DeMayo is now guitarist and lead vocalist for his latest band, the ska-punk group Bargain Bin Heroes, and co-founder of 239-FEST, with some two dozen bands (including his band and The Freecoasters) coming to Rackems in the Cape on Oct. 7-8. Spotify, iTunes and other music services algorithms work surprisingly well to make suggestions based on your tastes, but they wont necessarily connect you to most of the bands mentioned in this article. Neighborhood record stores such as Beach Records and Joes Record Exchange, both in Fort Myers, sell music from local bands and offer a wealth of knowledge about them. Owner Joe Honeycutt has followed the punk and alt-rock scene in Fort Myers (and for a while in Boston) for decades. Theres always been a little group of artsy bohemian types, he said of Fort Myers. Always has been. And the growth of schools such as Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida SouthWestern State College has helped supply the area with talent and a wider audience. I think now theres a younger presence than ever before, which is a good thing. This is the most happening I can remember downtown (Fort Myers) ever being. On the southeast coast, three Florida Atlantic University music students and friends formed Peyote Coyote about a year ago (sort of like a cross between Tame Impala, The Flaming Lips and The Beatles). The trio is made up of Jake Stuart, 22, on bass; Cari Gee, 24, drums; and Ryan Huseman, 23, guitar and lead vocals. The band also formed a music collective called The Infinite Channel. Each week it posts new live videos of some of their favorite South Florida bands playing in one of their living rooms (at theinfinitechannel.com and on YouTube). ANZINES ARE FUN AND A PLACE TO find out whats on the audio menu, and PureHoney Magazine is one of the best. Its free online and in print at locations from West Palm Beach to Miami (purehoneymagazine.com). Each edition opens up to the size of a big Sunday paper with gorgeous full-color GROOVESFrom page 1 Upcoming shows>> What: PureHoney Magazine 5-Year Anniversary and Bumblefest 2016 >> When: Pre-party Friday, Sept. 16, at 9 p.m. and Bumblefest 2016 Saturday, Sept. 17, starting at 6 p.m. >> Where: Pre-party at Gramps at 176 NW 24th St., Miami. Bumblefest 2016 at 500 Block of Clematis, downtown West Palm Beach. Clubs include Subculture Alley, Hullabaloo Garden, OSheas Pub and Respectable Street. >> Cost: Mostly free, $5 cover at Respectable Street for charity. >> Details: Bands include Stargazer Lilies, Armageddon Man, Bluebird, Celebratorrrrrr, Chaucer, Cog Nomen, Ban Bonebreak, The Dewards, Fat Sun, John Ralston, Keith Welsh, Killmama, Lindsey Mills & The Lazy Lovers, MoBooty, Other Body, Peyote Coyote, Pocket of Lollipops, Problem Child, Rivers, Similar Prisoners, Sweet Bronco, Treeswifts, Wallace and Whisky Wasps. >> More information: purehoneymagazine. com >> What: 239-FEST: Punk, Reggea, Ska >> When: Friday, Oct. 7, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 8, at 5 p.m. >> Where: Rackem Spirits & Times (formerly Rackem Billiards). 1011 SE 47th Terr., Cape Coral. >> Cost: You can afford it, but at press time the cover charge hadnt been set. >> Details: Friday bands include Outside Threat, The Injurees, The Antidonts, Twisty Chris and the Puddin Packs, The Young Dead, Blood Wise, Zero To the Left, The De ant, Aboration Twins. Saturday bands include Simple Jack, The Freecoasters, Bargain Bin Heroes, Rude Squad, Abandon The Midwest, Third Society, The Sensibles, The Possibilities, Opposite States, Shakerss, Offset Era, YogoSKAvia, Octo Gatos, Sketchie and Whole Wheat Bread. >> More info: 540-7225 >> What: III Points Music, Art & Technology Festival >> When: Friday-Sunday, Oct. 7-9 >> Where: Mana Wynwood Production Village, 318 NW 23rd St., Miami >> Cost: From $70 day tickets to $299 three-day passes >> Details: A scene-making festival that started in 2013 with dozens of nationally known and local bands from LCD Soundsystem to Andy Stott to DJ Craze to M83 to Cog Nomen. Over three days, lectures, labs, tech talks, music and gallery shows and a ve-stage main ground. >> More info: iiipoints.com EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Freecoasters perform at Nice Guys in Cape Coral in August: Saul Catacora (guitar), John Schiller (bass), Claire Liparulo (vocals, guitar), Scott Martin (drums) and Rick Lombama (keys). Not pictured: David Boyko (organ, keys).COURTESY PHOTOSLeft: Naples rocker Chris Farren of Fake Problems recently moved to L.A. Right: Koffin Varnish appears on The Infinite Channel, a music collective that features videos of South Florida rock n roll bands.EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYPeyote Coyote performs at Propaganda in Lake Worth in early September: Cari Gee (drums) and Jake Stuart (bass). Not pictured: Ryan Huseman (guitar, vocals). T F
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15-21, 2016 NEWS A9graphics. Its fairly short, but chock full of music reviews by talented writers, news about shows and its best feature the free mixed Soundcloud playlist, more or less all songs from Florida bands or ones coming to play at a show in town, curated by publisher Steev Rullman. His lists are given as if from a trusted friend who has dedicated much of his life to finding, playing and promoting rock n roll in South Florida. He digs up the work you just dont have the time to seek out during your busy life, like Cog Nomen, for instance, and his favorite songs of the moment, from the West Palm musician Chaucer. You know that even if you dont like everything he recommends, there is a level of knowledge, genuineness and authenticity about it that you can respond to, and once every so often theres the possibility he could introduce you to something that could blow your mind. My mission is to get more people to hear the bands, said Mr. Rullman, a soft-spoken 49-year-old who could almost pass for an FAU music student or a hip professor. PureHoney is celebrating its fifth anniversary with Bumblefest, basically an extended live version of one of Mr. Rullmans playlists, with 25 bands on five stages in downtown West Palm Beach on Saturday, Sept. 17. Bands include the headliner, Stargazer Lilies, Cog Nomen and Peyote Coyote. The show is mostly free. Theres a $5 cover, which will go to charity, at Respectable Street. Two other good sources for information on local music are North Fort Myers-based Seven Inches To Freedom, an insiders guide and a passionate, knowledgeable fans appreciation of punk and DIY hardcore, full of album reviews, interviews, books reviews, occasional obits and a wicked sensibility. (sitfzine.storenvy.com). Love Your Rebellion is a Fort Myers zine with a riot grrrl ethos and an emphasis on the arts, filled with sharp editorials, poetry, short stories and more. It released a CD compilation of local bands this year, LYRs Babefest. (loveyourrebellion.org). LORIDA HAS A DISJOINTED PATCHWORK of rock bands, venues and fans that sprawl like suburbia, ebbing and flowing with the years and styles and the states transient population and pooling at places like Howl Gallery & Tattoo in Fort Myers, its own intersection of art, beer and music. Theres an energy that changes every three to five years, observed Mr. Rullman. They pool at Beach Records near Fort Myers Beach where people crowded on a Saturday night in August, trying to figure out where to stand while the folk guitarist and singer Kyle Anne Duggan presented a new song with the lyric your music holds me closer than his arms ever could, a reference to A.A. Bondy, one of her favorite musicians. Ms. Duggan was followed by the Exploding Pages, an immensely likeable blast of jangly country-tinged rock that recalled R.E.M., and Plural Being, a hardcore punk trio in which the drummer played so hard it seemed the set would disintegrate, and the vocalist screamed lyrics to a song about some people who start shit on the internet. They pool in downtown Lake Worth on a hot Friday near the end of summer at Propaganda, where Peyote Coyote played two instead of one thoroughly rocking sets when the other band didnt show up and a kid who looked like he was overdosing was carried outside by staff but was later OK. Its really spread out, is the thing, said bassist Mr. Stuart about the music scene, between sets. We play shows from West Palm all the way down to Miami. They pool at urban arts districts such as Wynwood, the Miami neighborhood where the massive III Points music festival will be held Oct. 7-9, and in up-andcoming Northwood Village in West Palm Beach at an art gallery and gelato shop, Bohema AG, that is another cultural intersection all its own. Owner Paul Klov creates gelato with flavors like pink peppercorn with mascarpone cheese, and goat cheese-tomato-andstrawberry swirl that are as eclectic as the bands and performers he booked to play there on a slow, rainy Saturday afternoon at the beginning of September. A sexy aerial yogi put on a show outside as the rain began and then later a few people took their pictures under a perfect rainbow that formed over the street and soon a sparse crowd inside listened to space-age techno rock duo Cog Nomen jamming for a while, until they took a break to secure an input with duct tape. Rock n roll is built on duct tape, coffee, nicotine and a lot of other crazy shit, said Buffalo Brown, Cogs charismatic 44-yearold guitarist. His counterpart Ulysses Perez, 50, plays electronic drums. Both share vocals. The duo have been together since 2011, said Mr. Perez, who was born in Miami. Their latest album, the EP Twin Stars, explores themes of technology and connectedness although thats just something Mr. Brown noticed as they made it, not necessarily something they planned. I guess thats just the times were in, he said. RECOMMENDED ALBUMS BY SOUTH FLORIDA BANDS The Freecoasters, Show Up (2016)This Fort Myers six-piece band surges with a big soulful sound and beats as lazy as swaying palm trees with wellwritten lyrics, making Show Up a cohesive, satisfying listen from start to finish. Lead singer Claire Liparulo has a powerful voice but doesnt overplay her hand, bringing a wide range of emotions to 12 songs that gel into a story about escaping small towns, a roadtrip through Arizona, hard work, friendship, love and desire. Although Ms. Liparulo wrote much of the lyrics, the album was recorded as a fully collaborative process in a relatively short period of time. Because we wrote the album so fast, I think that had a hand in creating the cohesive feel of (the songs), she explained. Because when you write them all within four months of each other, theyre all going to be related to the feelings and experiences youre having at that time in your life, I think. I could be wrong, but I sometimes think its a mistake when people go into the studio and they write an album over the course of a year. It can feel very disjointed. Look for Show Up on vinyl soon, as well. (V)inyls really important to us because of the way we recorded the album, Ms. Liparulo said. We did it on tape. We wanted a really warm, classic old school sound like you would have gotten at Studio One in Jamaica. Listen: thefreecoasters.bandcamp.com Cog Nomen, Twin Stars EP (2016)These Miami rock n roll veterans are exponentially larger than the sum of their two parts, unleashing a chill, spacy sound awash in expertly manipulated electronics that will hopefully be among the first sounds aliens hear from Earth. Their third album, Twin Stars, should thrill fans and gain them new ones. Listen: cognomenmusic.com Peyote Coyote, Peyote Coyote EP (2016)Writes Tom Moffatt in PureHoney Magazine, the trio of FAU music students falls under the category of shoegaze but skews more towards the psychedelia rather than jazzy folk more washed out beach day than late nights spent writing poetry in your bedroom while tripping. Exactly. Listen: thepeyotecoyote.bandcamp.com Exploding Pages, Alabama Chrome (2015)The Lee County five-piece bands easy harmonies, unassuming eclectic creativity and no-big-deal delivery of lead singer Mike Cosden deliver a jangly yet polished country-tinged indie rock record with campfire appeal. Listen: explodingpages.bandcamp.com Pleasures, F----d Up Dreams Come True (2016)Sarasota singer Katherine Kellys cool-spooky vocals are entrancing, and the bluntly poetic lyrics and the bands heavy but melodic psych-rock atmospherics make for one of the most interesting records of the year. Listen: pleasuresbandcamp.bandcamp.com Chaucer, Diamond Dogs A Fanciful Romp Into the Civil War Themed Wine Cellar of Chaucers A-Material (2016)According to records, punk died in 1978, reads a review in PureHoney magazine. Turns out it was cryogenically frozen and resuscitated in the West Palm Beach studio of Joshua Simkowitz. Aka, Chaucer. The resuscitated version is better: funnier, smarter, not as loud or mean but even noisier than its 0s self. Listen: mynameischaucer.bandcamp.com Bargain Bin Heroes, Bargain Bin Heroes (2015)This stripped down Fort Myers punk-ska outfit can rip through a set like a dirty old T-shirt; the band is fun to see live. Fortunately, its latest self-titled offering of six songs captures a lot of that energy on disc. Turn it up loud and stick your head right up your speaker. Listen: bargainbinheroes.bandcamp.com Kyle Anne Duggan, The Florida EP (2016)The title track, Florida, is an autobiographical examination of a characters conflicted feelings about returning home from New England to Southwest Florida, and the beauty and pitfalls of both areas, with searingly honest lyrics and lovely blue-grass inflected guitar: New England broke my heart, so I decided to depart/ To where a drinking habits cheap, and all the liars and the creeps/Are the company I keep. Listen: kyleanne.bandcamp.com Koffin VarnishThis four-piece experimental psychedelic metal band includes South Music industry veterans and husband-and-wife musicians Marvin Ray Hawkins (guitar and vocals) and Michele Woofter (keys). Watch for a new album coming near the beginning of next year and for live shows. Playing Sept. 16 at Rackems in Cape Coral and Sept. 17 at Propaganda in Lake Worth. Listen: reverbnation.com/koffinvarnish Chris Farren, Cant Die (2016)Chris Farren grew up in Naples and gained a following with his emo-pop-punk band Fake Problems. Three months ago, after touring, he and his wife moved to Los Angeles, where he continues to pursue a music career with his just released new album under his own name, Cant Die. Think of The Promise Ring or Sunny Day Real Estate. Listen: chrisfarren.bandcamp.com EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYSinger-songwriter Kyle Anne Duggan. Cog Nomens Buffalo Brown and Ulysses Perez. 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Its a compact review of the Federal Conventions the four months it took for the founding fathers to stop arguing and finalize the basic principles of the American democracy and its most influential delegates. Chapter titles include Ratifying the Constitution, Intellectual Influences, Slavery in the Constitution and Constitution Basics. The delegates moral principles were sorely tested while they hashed out exactly how to govern the United States, Mr. Pullen says, adding topics like religion and slavery caused many arguments. For four months, there were plenty of angry debates on the floor, he says. But the compromise saved it If they hadnt compromised, it would have fallen apart. He first delved into the particulars of the Constitution as a teenager. He also worked as a political correspondent for a chain of newspapers in Florida. In 1965, he received an American Political Science Congressional Fellowship in Washington, D.C., and worked as a Congressional liaison for the Department of Educations office for Civil Rights. He published his first book, The U.S. Congress Handbook in 1972. It has been reprinted every year since. Constitution Day aims to quickly convey to readers the background and basic principles of the document. Im not sure all school districts have the message today that (teaching the Constitution on Constitution Day) is a requirement, the author says. This book might help a teacher who suddenly is told by her principal that she has to teach something about the Constitution in a few weeks. Theyll get a real quick primer. Constitution Day became a federal observance in May 2004 and the requirement that federally funded schools incorporate the document into the days curriculum came in 2005. While Mr. Pullen wrote his book as a teaching tool, he is also campaigning to make Constitution Day a national holiday on the same scale as Independence Day. Somehow weve got to realize that Sept. 17, 1787, was an amazing day, he says. For more information about Mr. Pullen, his books and his campaign to make Constitution Day a national holiday, visit unitedstatesconstitutionday.com or contact him at email@example.com. CONSTITUTIONFrom page 1 Pop quiz from the Constitution Center1. Where did the Constitutional Convention meet in 1787? Boston New York Philadelphia Washington 2. Which of the following isnt a right guaranteed under the First Amendment? Freedom of speech Freedom of religion The right to bear arms The right to petition the government 3. How many amendments were in the rati ed Bill of Rights? 8 9 10 12 4. What document did the Constitution replace? The Articles of Confederation The Bill of Rights The Declaration of Independence The Royal Colonial Charter 5. Who wrote the original Bill of Rights and introduced it to Congress? Alexander Hamilton Thomas Jefferson James Madison George Washington 6. Who was the rst person to sign the Constitution? Ben Franklin Thomas Jefferson James Madison George Washington 7. Which series of documents was written by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay to convince the states to approve the Constitution? Poor Richards Almanac The Freedom Pamphlets The Federalist Papers The Philadelphia Letters 8. Which of the following does not have an of cial role in changing or amending the Constitution? The states The U.S. House of Representatives The president The U.S. Senate 9. When someone takes the Fifth amendment, that person is allowed to: Use a gun to defend themselves Refuse to answer questions that incriminate themselves Confront their accuser in court Avoid cruel and unusual punishment 10. What is the minimum age for a presidential candidate? 25 years of age 30 years of age 35 years of age There is no minimum age 11. The rst vice president of the United States was: Alexander Hamilton Thomas Jefferson Benjamin Franklin John Adams 12. A U.S. President must have lived in the United States at least: 2 years 5 years 10 years 14 years 13. Questions about interpreting the Constitution are nally settled by: The Supreme Court The U.S. District Courts The President The Circuit Court of Appeals 14. The right of all citizens to vote, regardless of their race, is provided in Amendment: 12 15 16 18 15. If the candidates for president have no majority of the electoral votes, the president is elected by: The Cabinet The House of Representatives The Senate The Supreme Court Answers: 1) Philadelphia. 2) The right to bear arms. 3) 10. 4) The Articles of Confederation. 5) James Madison. 6) George Washington. 7) The Federalist Papers. 8) The President. 9) Refuse to answer questions that incriminate themselves. 10) 35 years of age. 11) John Adams. 12) 14 years. 13) The Supreme Court. 14) 15. 15) The House of Representatives. COURTESY PHOTODale Pullen
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Critics were in abundance, accusing Barneys of mocking poverty.News that sounds like a joke(1) The British food artists Bompas & Parr are staging (through Oct. 30) a tribute to the late writer Roald Dahl by brewing batches of beer using yeast swabbed and cultured from a chair Dahl used and which has been on display at the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden, England. (2) A 16-year-old boy made headlines in August for being one of the rare survivors of an amoeba a brain-eating amoeba which he acquired diving into a pond on private property in Floridas Broward County. Government in action The Drug Enforcement Administration has schemed for several years to pay airline and Amtrak employees for tips on passengers who might be traveling with large sums of cash, so that the DEA can interview them with an eye toward seizing the cash under federal law if they merely suspect that the money is involved in illegal activity. A USA Today investigation revealed that the agency had seized $209 million in a decade, from 5,200 travelers who, even if no criminal charge results, almost never get all their money back (and, of 87 recent cash seizures, only two actually resulted in charges). One Amtrak employee was secretly paid $854,460 over a decade for snitching passenger information to the DEA. Update: In August, the Defense Departments inspector general affirmed once again (following on 2013 disclosures) that the agency has little knowledge of where its money goes this time admitting that the Department of the Army had made $6.5 trillion in accounting adjustments that appeared simply to be made up out of thin air, just to get the books balanced for 2015. (In part, the problem was laid to 16,000 financial data files that simply disappeared with no trace.) As a result, reported Fortune magazine, there has been no way to know how the Defense Department far and away the biggest chunk of Congresss annual budget spends the publics money.Wait, what? In August, the banking giant Citigroup and the communications giant AT&T agreed to end their two-monthlong legal hostilities over AT&Ts right to have a customer service program titled Thanks. Citigroup had pointed out that it holds trademarks for customer service titles thankyou, citi thankyou, thankyou from citi and thankyou your way, and had tried to block the program name AT&T Thanks. The July 2012 Aurora, Colo., theater shooter, James Holmes, is hardly wealthy enough to be sued, so 41 massacre victims and families instead filed against Cinemark Theater for having unsafe premises, and by August 2016 Cinemark had offered $150,000 as a total settlement. Thirty-seven of the 41 accepted, but four held out since the scaled payout offered only a maximum of $30,000 for the worst-off victims. Following the settlement, the judge, finding that Cinemark could not have anticipated Holmess attack, ruled for the theater making the four holdouts liable under Colorado law for Cinemarks expenses defending against the lawsuit ($699,000).Weird China Misunderstandings: (1) Mr. L, 31, a Chinese tourist visiting Dulmen, Germany, in July, went to a police station to report his stolen wallet, but signed the wrong form and was logged in as requesting asylum, setting off a bureaucratic nightmare that left him confined for 12 days at a migrant hostel before the error was rectified. (2) In August at a hospital in Shenyang, China, Wang, 29, awaiting his wifes childbirth, was reported (by Peoples Daily via Shanghaiist.com) to have allowed a nurse to wave him into a room for anesthesia and hemorrhoid surgery a procedure that took 40 minutes. (The hospital quickly offered to pay a settlement but insisted that, no matter his purpose at the hospital, he in fact had hemorrhoids, and they were removed.)Ironies Flooding from rains in August tore down a basement wall of the Connellsville (Pennsylv ania) Church of God, wrecking and muddying parts of the building and threatening the first-floor foundation, but under the policy written by the Church Mutual Insurance company, flooding damage is not covered, as rain is an act of God. (Church Mutual apparently uses a standard insurance industry definition and thus recognizes, contrary to some religious beliefs, that not everything is caused by God.) In 2005, India enacted a landmark anti-poverty program, obligating the government to furnish 100 days minimum-wage work to unskilled laborers (potentially, 70 percent of the countrys 1.3 billion people). Programs often fail in India because of rampant corruption, but a recent study by a Cambridge University researcher concluded that the 2005 law is failing for the opposite reason anti-corruption measures in the program. Its requirement of extreme transparency has created an exponential increase in paperwork (to minimize opportunities for corruption), severely delaying the availability of jobs. NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDistributed by Universal Press Syndicate
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15-21, 2016 A17 www.oaktreedentistrynaples.com 90 Cypress Way East #20 Naples FL (Across From Sams Club) 239-596-5771 Insurance Processing Early Morning Appointments 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 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY MAKEOVER BY LINDA DONNELLYlinda.donnelly@ oridaweekly.comHere are some common complaints from homeowners needing a remodel: The ceilings are too low. The spaces feel narrow and confined. Theres too much mirror. The floral wallpaper is old-fashioned, and the cabinetry is clunky. And here is the confident response from Jinx McDonald Interior Designs to a client on the bay side of Gulf Shore Boulevard with one such dated mess: Weve got this! This couple has had an adventurous life traveling throughout the globe and wanted to bring a bit of that French/ Asian Colonial look to their new Naples condo. It would require a lot more that a new rug and fresh paint. The team at Jinx McDonald Interior Designs needed to move walls, rip out floors, add and update trim work, reconfigure closets and add cabinetry, built-in shelving and a new kitchen island. This was a true transformation from old to new. The tired trend of using mirrored walls to create the illusion of more space is officially gone for good. Instead, todays designers and builders are using larger windows, expansive sliding doors, higher ceilings and lighter paint colors for even better results. Starting with all the floors, it was clear that the carpeting throughout and the linoleum kitchen floor were of course, not desirable. A new mix of light and dark, the updated flooring is a combination of a wool blend sisal used wall-towall in the main living areas, a beautiful dark, wire-brushed hardwood in the kitchen and refreshed tile in the bathrooms. This client knew what they wanted, explains Minka McDonald, designer and daughter of founder Jinx McDonald. They spent years abroad in Hong Kong, and wanted to bring a bit of that old world Colonial style to Naples. The kitchen was perhaps the most dramatic result of the teams efforts. The before is the traditional galley design with a narrow footprint and very little prep/work space. By removing the entire wall on which the range was originally placed, Ms. McDonald was able to create the open floor 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.We must fight hunger together BY RICHARD LEBERPresident and CEO Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest FloridaWere about halfway through Hunger Action Month and the Harry Chapin Food Banks quest to raise awareness about the issues surrounding hunger, nationally and here in Southwest Florida. So far, the response has been heartening. Weve made good progress in raising community awareness. Now we need to match that enthusiasm with more community action. Having a conversation with your children, your friends or a relative about hunger is an action. Educating yourself about hunger in your community is an action. Volunteering at a mobile pantry or at a Harry Chapin Food Bank warehouse is an action. Setting up a food drive at your place of employment, school or neighborhood is an action. Just wearing orange, the color of Hunger Action Month, and telling people why youre wearing it is an action. Turning your Facebook page orange, posting and tweeting about hunger are all actions. These actions are needed because the hunger facts in our community are shocking: In the food banks coverage area of Collier, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties, about 164,000 people are food insecure, the term used to describe those who may not know where their next meal is coming from. Of that number, 54,870 are children. Locally, the Harry Chapin Food Bank distributed 20.4 million pounds of food last year through its network of more than 150 agencies. Thats 36 percent more food than we distributed five years ago. During Hunger Action Month, were asking people to consider what it feels like to have an empty stomach, and how that affects the activities they try to accomplish in everyday life. For many of our clients, that empty feeling is constant. An empty plate is the symbol of this campaign. Were asking people to take a selfie or photos of themselves and their friends or family holding a paper plate, completing the sentence: On an empty stomach, I cant (fill in the blank). On the other side, complete the sentence But I can (fill in the blank) to help end hunger. Email your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org and well share them on social media. Our website has a calendar full of ways people can take action against hunger. Check it out at harrychapinham. org and choose what you will do to help keep hunger an issue in the minds of the community not just during September, but all through the year.
Doctors. Employees. Volunteers. Patients. Families. Neighbors. Businesses. Communities.EVERYONE.On October 5th, well all JOIN IN.Lee Memorial Health System
BEHIND THE WHEELThe Renegade: a crafty crossover thats fiercely loyal to the Jeep iconMost small crossovers feel like small cars with extra headroom, but the folks at Jeep have a different set of priorities. They make their living from an image that any of their vehicles can leave the pavement on a moments notice and go off on an adventure. Thats not too hard for the Jeeps upper-echelon V8-powered SUVs, but representing the bottom rung, the sub-$20K Renegade needs to be crafty to be a true Jeep. This one starts by making the right first impression. The seven-slot grille and round headlights instantly give it Jeep credentials. Add flared wheel arches, the short wheelbase and a boxy body, and the Renegade looks like its ready for a rough-and-tumble, off-road world. Inside is comfortable seating for four (five in a pinch). Because the Renegade is a subcompact vehicle, everything is a bit upright. To have room for the front and rear seats and a bit of floor for cargo, the design goes higher rather than take up precious horizontal space. Jeep knows that most of its buyers like the off-road image but prefer to be a bit more coddled since they rarely leave the safety of the urban pavement. Thats why the Renegade comes with a long list of options, including power seats, dual zone climate control, a touchscreen infotainment system and a rear backup camera. The most interesting of these available features is the My Sky sunroof. Since a nature-seeking Jeep should be at harmony with the world, this option allows the roof panels above the front and rear occupants to be removed. It creates an exposed, open-air experience topped only by the Renegades corporate cousin, the full convertible Wrangler 4X4. Driving without the roof panels feels pretty cool, but the time it takes to remove and store them is a bit cumbersome. Jeep must have noticed this, too, because for those times a driver might just want to have an openair lunch run, the front section still acts as an electronic sunroof. So the full operation is a bit complicated, but its a thoughtful setup. The My Sky roof also adds $1,095$1,495 to the price tag, depending on the trim level (it costs more on the more expensive models). This huge array of options can take pricing from $18,990 for the most basic Sport model into $35K territory for a loaded Limited. Its not just the fun and luxury features that drive up the Renegades price, however; theres a lot of functionally available for added cost, too.In this size class, most of the other brands offer an all-wheel drive system. The Renegade does, too, but it goes further with provisions for locking hubs, terrain selection and even low range in the Trailhawk trim. These terms might not mean much for the average consumer, but off-roaders will be impressed to see them in the subcompact crossover/SUV class.Trying to deliver the fuel economy expected from a smaller vehicle while remaining a go-anywhere Jeep means sacrificing in other areas. A motor cannot be powerful on the road, have gobs of torque in the mud and still be efficient. A good engine and transmission package can do two at most. Thats why the 2.4-liter and ninespeed automatic transmission thats standard on the Renegade 4X4 might not be for everyone. It has the right gearing and power to really let this Jeep run up the trail. It also delivers 21/29-mpg city/highway (its even more 4X4-focused Wrangler sibling returns 17/21 mpg). But when it comes time to pass on the interstate, this four-cylinder has to work a lot harder than its crossover competitors. The Renegade lives up to its name by being different from the car-like vehicles in the compact crossover class. 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Electronic signs at key intersections warn drivers that deputies are on the lookout in marked patrol units, unmarked patrol units and marked police motorcycles all using radar and laser speed-measuring devices. The focus is on corridors identified by data as being high-volume crash areas, especially during the morning and after-work drive times on weekdays. Since Jan. 1 this year there have been 42 aggressive driving-related crashes. There were 60 aggressive driving-related crashes in 2015. Deputies advise that if you find yourself on the road with an aggressive driver, try to get out of the way safely, avoid eye contact, ignore any gestures and do not attempt to catch up to them.
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The test can determine when cancer exists, but it often wrongly identifies nonexistent cancer. These false positive results can cause anxiety and lead to unnecessary follow-up tests. Because of this, the task force issued a draft recommendation against routine screening in 2011 and a final guideline in 2012. Diagnoses of early prostate cancer in American men ages 50 and older dropped by 19 percent between 2011 and 2012 and by another 6 percent the following year, according to lead researcher Dr. Ahmedin Jemal, vice president of the American Cancer Societys surveillance and health services research program. While many men may have been spared unnecessary anguish, however, less frequent screening might have a downside. Some experts worry more men will develop potentially fatal prostate cancer as a result. Prostate cancer is a slow-growing tumor, so it takes time, Dr. Jemal says. We may see it over the next three to five years.Dr. Anthony DAmico, chief of genitourinary radiation oncology at Brigham and Womens Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, says there is a balance in the task force recommendation.Some men who should not be treated are not being diagnosed, but that also means some men who should be treated are either losing the chance for cure or presenting later and needing to undergo more treatment and more side effects for a possible cure, Dr. DAmico says. The answer to this dilemma, he adds, will come with personalized medicine based on risk-based screening screening men preferentially in good health and at high risk.The decrease in diagnoses of earlystage prostate cancer might be partly due to a misreading of the task forces recommendation, adds Dr. Otis Brawley, the cancer societys chief medical officer, who believes the task force guideline is being misunderstood. The key word that is missed is routine, Dr. Brawley says. The task force does not recommend routine screening. This in my mind means they are not against all screening. Also, they do call for informed decision-making regarding potential risks and potential benefits. Using the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results database, Dr. Jemal and colleagues looked at cases of prostate cancer diagnosed between 2005 and 2013 in men ages 50 and older. They found that from 2012 to 2013, early prostate cancer diagnosis rates per 100,000 men dropped from 356.5 to 335 in men ages 50-74. In men older than that, early cancer diagnoses fell from 379 to almost 354 per 100,000 men. Meanwhile, cases of advanced prostate cancer remained stable in both age groups. The findings leave some room for interpretation. Other factors leading to the decline could include improved preventive measures and changes in the incidence of unknown risk factors, Dr. Jemal says. But Dr. DAmico believes fewer screenings explain the statistics. The drop in the diagnosis of early prostate cancer is consistent with the drop in PSA screening, he says. The main issue is whether this is an early sign that more high-risk disease, more disease that has spread and more deaths from prostate cancer will happen, he adds. My opinion is that we are probably heading for more high-risk and metastatic (cancer that has spread) disease in the next year or two, followed by more deaths from prostate cancer if the decline in screening is maintained, he says. Dr. DAmico adds that the only hope for a boost in PSA screening lies with the results of a British trial. If those findings, expected next year, show a benefit for PSA testing, perhaps testing rates will rebound, he says. The American Cancer Society recommends that men make an informed decision with their health care provider about whether to be screened for prostate cancer. The decision should be made after getting information about the uncertainties, risks and potential benefits of prostate cancer screening. The discussion about screening should take place at: Age 50 for men at average risk of prostate cancer who are expected to live at least 10 more years. Age 45 for men at high risk of developing prostate cancer. This includes blacks and men who have a first-degree relative (father, brother or son) diagnosed with prostate cancer at an early age (younger than 65). Age 40 for men at even higher risk (those with more than one first-degree relative who had prostate cancer at an early age). After these discussions, men who still want to be screened should get the PSA blood test. The digital rectal exam may also be used as a part of the screening, the cancer society says. HEALTHY LIVING Learn how to live with zero stress from yogi masterYogi master Gurudev Amrit Desai brings his Embodying the Power of the Zero Stress Zone workshop to Naples on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23-24, at Naples United Church of Christ in North Naples. The empowering experience is open to anyone at any point in life any age or physical condition regardless of any knowledge of yoga. For those who practice yoga, new understandings will emerge. For everyone, Gurudev teaches the secrets of how to effortlessly enter an inner dimension to bring peace and happiness to every aspect of life, from health and relationships the workplace. Gurudevs visit is presented by personal development coach and longtime Naples resident Peggy Sealfon of Stonewater Studio. It changed my life and ignited me to pursue the path Im on today, Ms. Sealfon says about attending one of the yogi masters workshops 10 years ago. His techniques are highly adaptable and accessible, which can activate a rapid transition in anyones life. Through the practice of this work, she adds, Ive entered a neutral state where I remain perpetually content, productive and healthy. The workshop takes place from 6:308:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. Registration is $39 for Friday, $115 for Saturday or $133 for both sessions. To sign up or for more information, call Ms. Sealton at 8212266 or email peggy@stonewaterstudio. com. For more information about Gurudev and his teachings, visit amrityoga.org. Lighthouse hosts brown bag lunchfor visually impairedVisually impaired people and their caregivers are invited to a brown bag lunch at Lighthouse of Collier at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 2685 Horseshoe Drive S. Guest speaker George Luther of the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Water-SEE BROWN BAG, A21
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Many famous art museums feature portraits of people with their dogs, cats and horses, but specialty museums focus on works that portray the animals themselves. A visit to one of them is a feast of fine art depicting the role of animals in society through the ages and how they have changed or not. No matter which one you visit, youll be rewarded with a fascinating glimpse into the background of your favorite animal. Here are seven to look for. American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog, St. Louis, Mo. In the 14,000-square-foot Jarville House in Queeny Park are more than 700 original paintings, drawings, sculptures, porcelains and more, all depicting mans best friend. Bonus: Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome to visit, too. Feline Historical Museum, Alliance, Ohio Not to be outdone, the Cat Fanciers Association has a permanent home for its extensive collection of cat-themed art and other unique items, including the silver collar awarded to Cosey, who won the first Madison Square Garden ca t show in 1895 ; a bronze of a Persian by J. Clayton Bright; feline figurines from Lalique, Baccarat and Royal Doulton; and a Frank Lloyd Wrightdesigned house for a cat. Visitors may also enjoy the company of cats on the premises, including Maine coons and ragdolls. National Sporting Library and Museum, Middleburg, Va. Horse and dog lovers will appreciate the sporting art on display at this museum devoted to equestrian and field sports. Current exhibits include Picturing English Pastimes: British Sporting Prints at the NSLM and the Chronicle of the Horse in Art. Researcher Elizabeth Tobey says, Particularly significant are its holdings of early modern books from the 16th through 18th centuries from Europe and Great Britain on horsemanship, hunting, natural history and animal husbandry. International Museum of the Horse, Lexington, Ky. Theyre not just horsing around at this museum. Its collections include fine and folk art, photographs, tack, trophies, and horse-drawn vehicles. Calumet Farms massive collection of historic racing trophies alone is worth the visit to the International Museum of the Horse, and the strong selection of permanent exhibits is bolstered regularly by impressive special exhibitions, says Glenye Oakford of Lexington, Kentucky, senior editor at The Chronicle of the Horse. If youre more into history thats truly alive, just step outside to the Hall of Champions, where some of the racing and show worlds heroes, including the wildly popular 2003 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Funny Cide, greet visitors. National Bird Dog Museum, Grand Junction, Tenn. Anyone who has ever loved a sporting breed wont want to miss this bird dog field of dreams. Displays include a sculpture of national champion pointer Elhews Snakefoot and sporting dog art, photography and memorabilia. Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Museum, Wasilla, Alaska Housed in a log cabin, the museums displays feature trophies, photos and videos of the iconic race commemorating a thousand-mile run to bring life-saving diphtheria serum to disease-stricken Nome in 1925. In summer, take a ride in a cart pulled by sled dogs to get a taste of what is now a National Historic Trail. Museum of Hounds and Hunting North America, Leesburg, Va. Housed at stately Morven Park, this collection ranges from a hound head sculpture to a colonialera hunting horn to the hunting diaries of Gen. George S. Patton. Pets of the Week>> Bulbasaur is an affectionate 2-month-old domestic shorthair mix. 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It made me think of a mom friend of mine who, after her son left for college at USF in Tampa, would actually drive up every couple of weeks to deliver clean laundry and pick up a hamper of his dirty clothes to wash. When I asked her why, she explained that hed just never learned how to do laundry and now he was too busy with his studies to learn. She said it was OK, I dont mind helping. Meanwhile, I said a silent prayer for the kids future significant other. I dont mean to pick on the boys, trust me it happens with girls, too. I was at a dinner party once when during cocktail hour my car needed to be moved. The host told me not to worry about it, asked for my keys and summoned his 21-year-old daughter to move it. She came back inside a few seconds later. Whats that thing in the middle of the console? she asked with some panic in her voice. Thats not a stick shift, is it? I dont know how to drive a stick shift. Ill never forget my mother teaching me how to drive a stick shift back in the day. I didnt own a stick shift, but she did, and her reasoning was sound (this might sound familiar to some of you): What if Im driving and youre in the car, and I have a stroke or a heart attack or God knows what and you have to take over and drive me to the hospital? Incidentally, Ive never had to take over a stick from someone suffering a medical emergency, but I operate a gearshift like a boss. I know that every generation gripes about the next generation (Im pretty sure its in the job description after you hit 40 and gets progressively worse from there until youre that crotchety old coot shaking a cane in the air and screaming at children to get off of your lawn). The other day, as a friend lamented about teens staring down at their phones all the time, I had a flashback of my father warning 13-year-old me not to sit so close to the TV for too long or I might go blind (although who knows maybe thats why Im near-sighted nowadays). Still though, young men and women these days seem to be unusually helpless when it comes to pretty basic stuff. A 29-year-old acquaintance who just became a dad posted a photo on his Instagram recently of his freshly diapered newborn with the caption: Just changed my first diaper ever! #adulting. I so wanted to respond, Dude, thats not adulting Ive been changing diapers since my first babysitting job when I was 12. It seems like everything from changing a light bulb to folding a fitted sheet is #adulting. Im not putting all the blame on parents, although its true that helicopter moms and dads do tend to rob their children of learning basic skills like how to operate a washing machine. Im wondering whatever happened to home economics and shop classes in middle school? Some online research proves that in many schools those classes have been cut or are only offered as electives (they were both mandatory for my school, regardless of the students gender). As diva-esque as I am, because of shop class I know how to weld, use a handsaw, operate a drill and change a tire. And home ec taught me how to sew on a button, patch a hole in jeans, fry an egg over easy and change a diaper (a cloth one with safety pins, no less). I dont worry so much about millennials as I do about their kids. Who will be around to teach the ancient ways of unclogging a toilet with a plunger or changing the filter on an air conditioner? Heres hoping that for Generation Z (people born after 1995), the future holds the technology to sew on butt ons with lasers and car tires that never go flat. #GoodLuck. Ciao for now, my lovelies! Stay tuned for another divalicious diary entry next week stephanieDAVIS email@example.com
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B4 BUSINESS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15-21, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYrotary club. The philosophy of Rotary was adopted in 1942 and is known as the Four-Way Test in respect to thinking, saying or doing: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned? The Four-Way Test, says Ms. Black, can apply not only to Rotary, but to life. Ryan Benson, a 35-year old homebuilder, has been with the Naples Gulf Shore Sunset Rotary Club for five years and says that age-wise, the club is the youngest in the district. Our main fundraising event is the Paint Ball Shootout, our annual paint ball tournament and barbeque, Mr. Benson said. Its really fun and going strong. But thats just one of many fundraisers geared toward the younger set hosted by Naples Gulf Shore Sunset Rotary. Last year, there was the October winethemed event, Hallowine, and a New Orleans-style Mardis Gras Masks party in February. With the motto, Service Above Self, Rotary can be whatever members need it to be. What I like about Rotary, Mr. Benson says, is that it makes service to the community easy, organized and fun. Ladd Waldo of Sarasota is the Rotary district governor of the Southwest Florida area (District 6960), presiding over 51 clubs from Marco Island to Bradenton. The retired CFO for nonprofit organizations says that while every member of Rotary is different, so is every club. We have clubs that focus on literacy and go into the schools to read to third graders; we have other clubs that concentrate on cleaning up the water in third world countries, he says. Mr. Waldo believes that being a member of Rotary is an opportunity. I met a young banker in his 30s recently who got the opportunity to serve as president of his Rotary Club, Mr. Waldo said. He told me that it made him a better banker. He learned how to conduct meetings, create agendas and build budgets, plus it gave him the opportunity to make his community a better place. Tom Briers, a Bonita Springs CPA, has been involved with Rotary clubs for the past 30 years and says that different generations of Rotarians tend to have different objectives for joining, but it all comes down to one common goal, and thats community service. Millennials might enjoy the networking aspect more, he said, while we older guys like fellowship and enjoying a meal together. Rotary is what you make of it but most importantly, the ethics and standards are high. Mr. Briers was the treasurer of the Bonita Springs club for five years. He also served as secretary and is the immediate past president. He attributes the strong growth of Rotary in Bonita Springs there is a second club, Bonita Springs Rotary Noon to the fast growth of south Lee County in general. The club raises up to $65,000 a year, which goes back into the community for projects such as Habitat For Humanity and scholarships for students at Estero High School. Like many organizations that are more than a century old, Rotary began as an all-male club. As many women reached higher positions in their professions, Rotary became less patriarchal. In 1989 the Rotary Council on Legislation officially voted to allow women into all Rotary Clubs worldwide. Yet, there are still some clubs that remain all male, including the Harbor Heights Peace River Rotary in Charlotte County. Michael Riley, the community liaison for Charlotte County Public Schools, is a charter member. Our club was formed by guys and thats just the way its stayed, Mr. Riley says about the club that was founded 15 years ago. We have around 100 members and theyre all men. A lot of our members are younger, which is unusual for this area, he adds. When they come on board, they have to realize that its a major commitment. You have to be at every weekly meeting, and you have to put service above self. Mr. Rileys club hosts a golf tournament each year as well as a gamblingthemed event called The Charity Games. The clubs community support includes student scholarships and hosting a safe, fun Project Grad Night party for Charlotte High School. In Palm Beach County, the largest Rotary Club is the West Palm Beach Rotary Club, which meets weekly at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Mark Wade, the 45-year old owner of Seacrest Services, a property management company, has been a member for six years and says membership is a healthy mix of younger professionals and retirees, and that its about percent men and 40 percent women. Mr. Wade is co-chairing the annual golf tournament on Oct. 14, which helps to support many of the clubs community service projects including scholarships for Palm Beach County students and grants to elementary, middle schools and high schools. What I like most about Rotary is that when youre in business, you focus so much on your work maybe too much, he says. Rotary introduces you to the needs of your community and gives you the opportunity to put your focus on giving back. ROTARYFrom page 1 Area Rotary Clubs>> Bonita Springs Rotary Club 7:30 a.m. Wednesday Bonita Bay Club >> Bonita Springs Noon Rotary Club Noon Thursday at Artichoke & Co. >> Immokalee Rotary Club 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at Immokalee Technical Center >> Marco Island Rotary Club Noon Thursday at Davincis Ristorante Italiano >> Marco Island Sunrise Rotary Club 7:15 a.m. Tuesday at Bistro Soleil at the Olde Marco Inn >> Naples Bay Rotary Club 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at Perkins >> Naples Collier Rotary Club 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at Perkins >> Naples Gulf Shore Sunset Rotary Club 7:30 a.m. on the rst and second Wednesday and at 5:30 p.m. on the third and fourth Thursday at the Hyatt House >> Naples North Rotary Club 7:30 a.m. Thursday at Bears Paw Country Club >> Naples Pelican Bay Rotary Club 7:30 a.m. Friday at Kensington Country Club >> The Rotary Club of Naples 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club >> To learn more about other Rotary Clubs in Southwest Florida, go to rotarydistrict6960. org. COURTESY PHOTORyan Benson, a 35-year-old homebuilder, has been with the Naples Gulf Shore Sunset Rotary Club for five years and says that age-wise, its the youngest in the district. What I like about Rotary is that it makes service to the community easy, organized and fun. Ryan Benson, Naples Gulf Shore Sunset Rotary ClubWALDO WADE BRIERS RILEY Tamiami Angel Fund II (T2), the largest angel fund in Florida, invested $930,000 in Catalyst OrthoScience, a Naples-based orthopedic medical-device company that has created a breakthrough product for shoulder-replacement surgery. T2 was the lead investor in Catalyst OrthoSciences recently completed $3.3 million Series A capital raise. In venture capital terms, Series A means a companys first significant round of capital from outside investors. That is the largest Series A raise in Southwest Florida so far this year, according to data from the MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. This is an exciting opportunity for us because it is a local company and it is our first investment in the life sciences sector, says Timothy Cartwright, chairman of Naples-based Tamiami Angel Funds. The funds invest in promising young companies on behalf of high-net-worth individuals and family offices. Founded by Dr. Steven Goldberg, chief of the division of orthopedic surgery at Physicians Regional Healthcare System in Naples, Catalyst OrthoScience developed a novel total shoulder arthroplasty device that is smaller and replicates the shape of a normal shoulder more closely than current shoulder-replacement devices. The Catalyst CSR Shoulder System uses a new surgical approach to insert and requires less bone removal than current procedures for arthroplasty, the medical term for joint replacement. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the use of the palm-sized device for the treatment of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and similar conditions through its 510(k) premarket submission process. Catalyst OrthoScience joins the growing ranks of medical-device firms in Florida. The state is now ranked second in the nation for medical-device manufacturing facilities registered with the Food and Drug Administration, according to the Florida Medical Manufacturers Consortium. Dr. Goldberg began developing the Catalyst CSR Shoulder System in 2012, filed for its first patents in 2013 and formed the company in December 2014. Stephen Herrington, a 27-year veteran of the medical-device industry, joined the company in August 2015 as CEO. The global market for shoulder arthroplasty devices is estimated to reach $1 billion by 2019. The total investment in Catalyst OrthoScience was $3.3 million. In addtion to T2, co-investors include IrishAngels, a Chicago-based group in which investors are graduates, parents or faculty from the University of Notre Dame. This is the 15th portfolio company in which the Tamami Angel Fund has invested, totaling nearly $9.5 million of funding in these early stage companies over the past five years. For more information, visit tamiamiangels.com. Naples-based angel fund invests in locally developed medical device SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15-21, 2016 BUSINESS B5 COURTESY PHOTOS MARIA EPPICH / FLORIDA WEEKLY Like us on Facebook.com/NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and business networking photos at area e vents than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and business networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to cpierce@ oridaweekly.com. NETWORKINGNaples grand opening of Lake Michigan Credit Union 1. Maria Sampayo and Wendy Stevanus 2. Brian Giacomello, Joanna Roach and Jack Spring 3. Antonio Guernica and Martin Angeli 4. Jayne Malinowski, Sue Martin, Sue Armel and Dennis Sanders 5. Liz Cashman and Joe Davidow 6. April Donahue and Miranda Sharkey 7. David Cappuccilli, Sandy Jilinski and Don Bratt 8. Judy Roland and Larry Trybulec 9. Rachael Kruger and Ashley Nunez 10. April Ritchie, Kyle Suhr and Karly Mitchell 11. Miranda Sharkey, DeA nna McKeever and Connie Vestal 12. Linda Raphel and Mike ORourke 13. Kenny Sharkey and Connie Vestal 14. Joe Riccio, Sue Armel and Donna Riccio 15. Maria Botana and Debra Coleman The Public Relations Society of America-Gulf Coast Chapter 1 1 5 5 6 7 8 9 2 2 3 3 4 4 10 11 12 13 14 15 1. Dan Adams, Jodi Huntoon and Deborah Jonsson 2. Peggy Sealfon, Arnold Klinsky and Julie Pedretti 3. Barbara Evans, Rose Brady and Denyse Mesnik 4. Trista Meister and Russell Tuff 5. Clay Cone and Rose Brady
B6 BUSINESS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15-21, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY BUSINESS MEETINGS Members of the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce meet for Business After Five from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the SpeakEasy Marco Island, 1106 N. Collier Blvd. For more information, email Katie@marcoislandchamber.org. Business After Five for members and guests of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Kensington Golf & Country Club, 2700 Pine Ridge Road. $10 in advance for members, $15 at the door for members and $25 for others. The Leadership Collier Class of 2017 kicks off with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Hyatt House Naples Fifth Avenue. Cost is $30. Sign up by Sept. 16 at napleschamber.org/ events. The Public Relations Society of America-Gulf Coast Chapter hosts a panel discussion on Ethics in the PR Profession on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Hilton Naples. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. The panel will include several print and broadcast media professionals and will be moderated by Phil Lewis, former executive editor of the Naples Daily News. $27 for PRSA members, $35 for others. RSVP by Sept. 23, by calling Russell Tuff and 353-1687 or by going to gulfcoastprsa.org. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce holds its annual Excellence in Industry awards celebration from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Hilton Naples. Cost is $60 for members, $85 for others. Sign up by Sept. 23 at napleschamber.org/events. The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce hosts its 49th annual meeting, installation of officers and awards presentations from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa. The 40th annual Bonita Springs Citizen of the Year award will also be presented. For ticket or information about sponsorships, call 992-2943. Realtors, mortgage brokers and builders are invited to mix and mingle from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at Blue Martini in Mercato. The next get-together is Oct. 4. Collier Child Care Resources, CCCR Business 100 and Ciccarelli Advisory Services host A Wealth of Health: De-stressing before the Holidays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at CAS headquarters, 9601 Tamiami Trail N. Guests will enjoy sandwiches from the Sizzle Truck, desserts from Heres Howe Catering and an assortment of wines. A string quartet from Gulf Coast High School will entertain. Free. RSVP by Oct. 3 by calling 643-3908 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 kluk77@ comcast.net or visit napleschamber.org. 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 email@example.com. I trace my roots back to Oregon in 1964, when I was founded by a track coach and his former student. A shoe with my current name debuted in 1972, and today Im a global leader in athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories. Over the years I acquired names such as Converse and Hurley, and Ive been endorsed by Michael Jordan, Mia Hamm, Tiger Woods, Roger Federer and the Greek goddess of victory. My innovations include a sole design stemming from rubber poured onto a waffle iron. I rake in more than $30 billion annually. Who am I? Think you know the answer? Well announce it in next weeks edition. THE MOTLEY FOOLTo Educate, Amuse & Enrich Ask the Fool Fools School My Dumbest Investment The Motley Fool Take Name That Company Last weeks trivia answer Write to Us! Send questions for Ask the Fool, Dumbest (or Smartest) Investments (up to 100 words), and your Trivia entries to Fool@fool.com or via regular mail c/o Florida Weekly, attn: The Motley Fool. Sorry, we cant provide individual financial advice. What to Do With a Surging MarketAfter the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 started the year by tumbling more than 10 percent by mid-February, both indexes recently hit all-time highs. This kind of volatility isnt uncommon, but it still leaves many investors wondering how to deal with it. Here are some suggestions. First off, dont let volatility scare you away from stocks. Its to be expected, and as long as you have a long investing time horizon (say, five or even 10 years or more), you should be OK. Short-term money should be kept out of stocks, though, lest it lose value just before you need to cash out. Be patient. Were often tempted to run for the hills when the stock market is tumbling, but we shouldnt exit just because the stock market is rising. Remember that stock market valuations, as a whole, have a tendency to rise over the long term. Sit back and enjoy the ride as long as the case for investing in the stocks youve bought hasnt changed. As a bonus, holding your stocks for the long term (366 days or more) means paying the considerably lower long-term capital gains tax rate, as opposed to ordinary income tax rates associated with short-term asset sales. Consider adding to your investment portfolio even with the stock market at or near its all-time high. Though it might seem counterintuitive to buy now, if youre buying high-quality companies for the long term, it should work out in your favor. Since 1950, according to Yardeni Research, the S&P 500 has undergone 35 corrections of at least 10 percent (rounded to the nearest integer). In each of those instances, the stock market recovered within weeks, months or (in rarer cases) years. Consider including dividend payers in your portfolio for extra security, too, as healthy companies will keep paying you even during market downturns. Plus, dividend payers tend to have proven business models and solid growth outlooks, enabling them to commit to regular dividend payments. A rising stock market is no reason to change your game plan. Not Better Than VegasThe first time I invested in the stock market was because of a co-worker. He talked about making more than $10,000 in a single day with a penny stock, and showed me his account and evidence of the trade as proof. I got excited, thinking, Wow, that is better than Vegas! so I dumped $5,000 into a brokerage account and invested in some penny stocks. I made big money for half a day and felt pretty good. But when I logged in the next day, I found that my account was suddenly worth $160. I felt sick to my stomach when I learned that I had been hoodwinked by the classic pumpand-dump scheme. Feeling quite dumb, I stayed away from stocks for years. C., onlineThe Fool Responds: Ouch. Penny stocks (those trading for about $5 or less per share) are notoriously vulnerable to pump-and-dump schemes because theyre typically smallish companies with relatively few shares trading. In such a scheme, an opportunist buys shares of a penny stock and then pumps it up, hyping it online or perhaps breathlessly promoting it in a newsletter. Naive investors snatch up shares, sending the price up. The opportunist then sells his shares, profiting nicely, and as he dumps them, they plunge in value, wiping out the other investors. A good way to protect yourself from this danger is simply to avoid penny stocks altogether. A Biotech BargainGilead Sciences is a market leader among biotech companies, with a market value recently topping $100 billion. It has an enormously valuable portfolio of drugs focused on treatments for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, and has made a series of acquisitions over the last several years that have expanded its presence in areas such as pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases and cancer. The lions share of Gileads revenue comes from hepatitis C treatments, but increasing competition from lower-cost drugs is putting pressure on sales there. Sales of HIV products rose 15 percent year over year in the last quarter, though, to $3.1 billion.Total revenue could remain under pressure in the coming quarters, but Gilead has a promising pipeline of drugs in development. Its sitting on $24.6 billion in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities, and it generated almost $17 billion in free cash flow during the 12 months that ended in June. This gives it abundant resources with which to buy smaller players and find new growth opportunities via acquisitions over the coming years.Gilead is rewarding shareholders via aggressive stock buybacks (which boost the value of remaining shares), and it offers a dividend, too, which recently yielded 2.5 percent. With a single-digit price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio, its attractively priced compared to peers and is likely to reward long-term investors. Founded in 1940 and with annual revenue near $100 billion and 100,000 employees worldwide, Im Americas second-largest private company. Based in Kansas, Im a conglomerate with businesses related to oil, chemicals, polymers, minerals, fertilizers, forest products, ranching and more. My brands include Lycra, Georgia-Pacific, Dixie, Brawny, Quilted Northern and AngelSoft. I produce all kinds of things, such as automatic paper towel dispensers, asphalt, fertilizer, fabrics, plywood, packaging, air bags, gasoline, water filters, flooring and electronic components. Despite all that, I may be better known for being run by two brothers who are major contributors to conservative causes. Who am I? (Answer: Koch Industries) Price MattersQWhats the harm in buying overvalued stocks as long they eventually rise in price? T.R., Greensburg, Pennsylv aniaAExpectations dont always pan out. Its good that youre focusing on the long term, but overvalued stocks offer no margin of safety. If the companies dont perform as you think (or hope)they will, then they may not grow as quickly as you expected or at all. Imagine Antisocial Networking (ticker: SCRAMM), trading at $25 per share, near its intrinsic value. If its expected to grow at 10 percent per year for the next 10 years, it should trade around $65 per share in a decade. If you buy it at $25 per share, the total increase over the decade will be 160 percent. However, if you have to pay $35 per share for it now, it will return only a total of 86 percent on its way to $65. Thats about 6.4 percent per year. Worse still would be buying it at $45 per share. Sure, youd make money, but your total gain would be just 44 percent, or roughly 3.7 percent annually. If the company doesnt perform well and doesnt reach $65 in a decade, youll be even worse off. The price you buy at matters. ***QWhat can I read to learn more about Warren Buffett? S.M., Carson City, NevadaARoger Lowensteins Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist (Random House, $19) offers a great introduction, covering his life (so far) and his investment thinking. Alice Schroeders long biography, The Snowball (Bantam, $22), offers even more details, and The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America (The Cunningham Group and Carolina Academic Press, $32) features his own words. 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VISIT WWW.DWANAPLES.COM FOR INFORMATION ON THESE AND OTHER MEDITERRA PROPERTIESDAVID WILLIAM AUSTON, PA MEDITERRA RESIDENT, GOLF MEMBER & REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTASSISTING IN OVER 100 CLOSED MEDITERRA TRANSACTIONS SINCE 2011 AMERIVEST REALTY | Of ce: 239.280.5433 Verona at Mediterra5,961 SQ FT | $3,495,000 Positano at Mediterra4,233 SQ FT | $2,299,000 Calabria at Mediterra2,589 SQ FT | $579,000 Il Corsini at Mediterra1.09 ACRE LOT | $1,300,000 NO BUILD LIMIT B10 | WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15-21, 2016WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM REAL ESTATEFLORIDA WEEKLYHouse Hunting2230 Chesterbrook Court, #103 REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERS Aqua at Pelican Isle recently topped off its marina-front luxury tower, the last concrete pour for construction of the building at Pelican Isle Yacht Club. Two penthouse suites are among the few residences remaining available in the second tower, according to Chris Hanlon. The first tower is sold out, he adds. The penthouses at Aqua encompass 6,500 square feet, while other units have from 3,900 to 4,100 square feet. Aqua residents enjoy immediate access to water, a private marina and wide views of Wiggins Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Other amenities include a movie theater, library, pool, spa and fitness center with steam rooms and dry sauna facilities. Tower two will have an outdoor putting green, a dog run, a game room with virtual golf overlooking the marina, and three guest suites. Pricing at Aqua begins at $1.9 million. Tower two is on schedule for completion next spring. For more information, call 591-2727, go to aquanaples.com or stop by the information center at 13675 Vanderbilt Drive in North Naples. Ashton Woods homebuilder has received three American Residential Design Awards from the American Institute of Building Design. One of the awards, a Grand ARDA in the model homes category, was for the 2,294-square-foot Capri model in Egret Landing at Naples Reserve. Featuring traditional Floridian architecture with a coastal Italian twist, the Capri was designed in a linear manner similar to an Italian villa with two axis connecting the living spaces of the home and keeping the private spaces more secluded. Ashton Woods also received a Grand ARDA award and a Best in Show award for its Summerside model in Freemans Point on James Island, S.C. The clubhouse swimming complex has recently opened at The Arlington of Naples, the new life plan community at Lely Resort and Country Club. Stock Development served as the projects general contractor; Outside Productions International provided the design and landscaping concepts. In the desirable gated community of Stonebridge in North Naples, this 1,500-square-foot, split twobedroom, two-bath condo is just a hop, skip and jump away from restaurants, shopping centers and beaches. Theres easy access to I-75, too. The kitchen and baths have new cabinets with granite countertops. Theres a screened lanai, long lake views, covered parking and plenty of extra storage space as well. Bundled golf and 80 reciprocal courses, clubs and spas make this a perfect home for the year-round or seasonal resident. Plus, Stonebridge is a two-pet friendly community. Kelly Capolino of Downing-Frye Realty has the listing for $242,500. For more information or to arrange a showing, call 877-6700 or email Kelly@naples.net.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15-21, 2016 B11 JackiStrategos.com Today! Desired south end on a street surrounded by lovely homes. Great pool, private, dock/lifts, pond on property. 1660 GALLEON COURT $874,500 CUSTOM, ONE-OWNER HOME! Awesome complex with wonderful amenities. 2BR/2BA, low fees for a unit with fabulous Gulf of Mexico views. DELA PARK PLACE #204 $645,000 CLOSE TO BEACH ENTRANCE!Richard DrosteREALTOR239email@example.com Jacki Strategos GRI, CREN 239-370-1222JStrategos@att.net Jackistrategos239 Appealing location at this attractive price. 2nd- oor location. Spacious unit, eat-in kitchen. GLENEAGLES (DEERWOOD) $188,000 GOOD STORAGE! Living the dream. Naples property in Verona Walk. Like new 3BR/2BA+den. 7522 GARIBALDI COURT $459,900 IMPRESSIVE LANAI & LOCATION! Sue@SueMyhelic.com SueMyhelic.com Kings Lake $159,900Furnished 2nd oor, 2BR, 2BA remodeled condo. Vaulted ceilings & neutral tile and carpets. Forest Lakes $159,900Turnkey furnished 2BR, 2BA 2nd oor unit. Landscaped view of the golf course. Pelican Marsh $389,9002BR, 2BA plus den with 1C attached garage condo. Beautiful lake views and minutes to the beach. TURNKEY FURNISHED! NICELY FURNISHED! AWESOME 55 + COMMUNITY! OLDE NAPLES (MAIN) 821 5th Avenue South, Suite 102 Naples, Florida 34102 | VINEYARDS | BONITA SPRINGS | ISLAND WALK4678 NAVASSA LN | $468,500 Patti Truman | 239.293.8228 MAPLEWOOD415 CROSSFIELD CIR #81 | 284,900 Susan Heller | 239.248.8000 FOREST GLEN3975 BISHOPWOOD CT W #201 | $359,900 Susan Heller | 239.248.8000 TREVISO BAY9468 CASORIA CT #201 | $399,900 Susan Heller | 239.248.8000 GULF ACRES1130 WISCONSIN DR | $719,000 Susan Heller | 239.248.8000 AVE MARIA5254 FERRARI AVE | $349,900 Susan Heller | 239.248.8000Easily accessible from The Arlingtons two villa neighborhoods of Woodland and Lake Side as well as the residential apartments in The Promenade, the complex has a beach entry, 1,200-squarefoot, heated swimming pool, locker rooms, a catering kitchen area and bar. On 39 acres in Lely Resort, The Arlington has 47 twoand three-bedroom villas and a selection of one-, twoor threebedroom apartments. The community also has a memory care and residential nursing and rehabilitation center. For more information, call 986-9690 or visit arlingtonnaples.org. The Arlington of Naples
1099 Spyglass Lane Linda Perry/Judy Perry 239.404.7052 Web ID 216028524 $8,000,000 3200 Gordon Drive Lisa Tashjian 239.259.7024 Web ID 215032365 $6,500,000 Gramercy #8N Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216056046 $1,950,000 Commodore Club #305 Robin/Tim Weidle 239.370.5515 Web ID 216034337 $598,000 689 Bougainvillea Road Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID STRU061016IHE $3,895,000 840 17th Avenue South Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 216001738 $6,995,000 Esmeralda on Eighth #201 Paul Gray 239.273.0403 Web ID 216010013 $2,470,000 Billows #18 Ryan Nordyke 239.776.9390 Web ID 216020146 $799,000 Villas Del Mar #E-1 Debbi/Marty McDermott 239.564.4231 Web ID 216028580 $1,795,000 Naples Bay Resort #1-302 & 304 Susie Culp 239.290.9000 Web ID 216037323 $529,000 Bayfront #4402 Tom/Tess McCarthy 239.243.5520 Web ID CAPO090116IHE $499,900 V illas Veracruz Unit C Shirlene Elkins 239.777.9574 Web ID 216025208 $2,400,000 2110 Curtis Street Fahada Saad 239.595.8500 Web ID 216040982 $899,000 721 Willowhead Drive Cynthia Rosa 239.287.6015 Web ID KUHN082216IHE $1,090,000 400 Park Shore Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID SPRO090816IHE $995,000 Surfsedge #1202 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216000480 $750,000 4 745 Whispering Pine Way Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216001248 $2,995,000 765 Parkview Lane Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 215071604 $995,000 Crescent #411 Beth McNichols 239.821.3304 Web ID SCHW082716IHE $697,500 Pebble Creek #304 Mara Muller/Amy Kodak 239.272.6170 Web ID 216054549 $685,000 Salerno #502 Leah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 Web ID 215066107 $1,995,000 Marbella #1602 Pat Duggan 239.213.7445 Web ID 216054752 $2,300,000 Egrets Walk #102 Joanne MacLeod 239.272.7679 Web ID 216054541 $370,000 226 Tupelo Road Erik David Barber 323.513.6391 Web ID PEAR090816IHE $2,950,000 4807 Palmetto Woods Drive James Bates 239.961.3973 Web ID 216052306 $1,169,000 Egrets Walk #102 T erri Moellers 239.404.7887 Web ID 216053384 $389,000 14712 Windward Place Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 216050698 $690,736 Aversana #1204 ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 216055274 $549,000 Regency Reserve #3601 Craig Jones 239.825.6857 Web ID 216054753 $405,000 632 Hickory Road A gnes Zak 239.287.8036 Web ID 216054791 $1,095,000 4233 Gordon Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 215001052 $14,500,000 3750 Rum Row Tom Gasbarro 239.404.4883 Web ID 216004706 $22,950,000 565 Fairway Terrace Ann Marie Shimer 239.825.9020 Web ID 216034920 $2,649,500 9 617 Binnacle Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216005111 $3,995,000 Trieste #306 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 215069670 $2,295,000 747 Myrtle Terrace Jeannie McGearty 239.248.4333 Web ID WEID090916IHE $1,295,000 5009 Old Pond Drive Melinda Gunther 239.297.2155 Web ID 216055567 $429,000 YOUR LOCALLY OWNED PARTNER WITH A GLOBAL REACH PORT ROYAL THE MOORINGS // COQUINA SANDS OLD NAPLES // AQUALANE SHORES // ROYAL HARBOR PARK SHORE PELICAN BAY BAY COLONY PELICAN MARSH NAPLES & SURROUNDS FLORIDA BASED REAL ESTATE COMPANY BY SALES VOLUME*No.
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 Traditions #102 Fahada Saad 239.595.8500 Web ID 216055185 $840,000 1347 Noble Heron Way Fahada Saad 239.595.8500 Web ID 216035625 $2,245,000 1222 Gordon River Trail Heather Hobrock 239.370.3944 Web ID 216053977 $1,995,000 2841 Capistrano Way Fahada Saad 239.595.8500 Web ID 216035363 $2,290,000 598 Lakeland Avenue Olesya Waltz 239.297.2960 Web ID 216050840 $899,900 10892 Phoenix Way Vanya/Dimo Demirev 239.565.0550 Web ID 216053941 $649,900 Montclair #E-202 Erik David Barber 323.513.6391 Web ID BART083016IHE $545,000 336 Oak Avenue Ann Marie Shimer 239.825.9020 Web ID 215054679 $1,895,000 8736 Hideaway Harbor Court Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216052377 $679,000 225 Conners Avenue Clint Parsons 239.273.1474 Web ID DONI060116IHE $3,499,000 Belize #1104 Brock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 Web ID 216055038 $2,029,000 786 Whiskey Creek Drive Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 216055561 $839,000 South Seas #2-905 Helga Wetzold 239.821.6905 Web ID 216055607 $535,000 1635 Ludlow Road Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 216054517 $2,975,000 332 Bald Eagle Drive Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 216055306 $579,000 8417 Mallards Way ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID JOHN083116IHE $474,900 Cascada #201 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216054211 $489,000 Waterford V #1908 Ryan Batey 239.287.9159 Web ID 216056596 $154,900 28396 Sombrero Drive Mark Leone 239.784.5686 Web ID 216056368 $529,900 Esperia South #504 Harriet Harnar 239.273.5443 Web ID 215072359 $699,000 16177, 16179, 16181 Captiva Drive Pat Moore 239.233.1808 Web ID 216027480 $5,950,000 Blind Pass #B203 Wendy Humphrey 239.851.2301 Web ID 216053571 $575,000 3866 Woodlake Drive Cathy/Jim McCormick 239.850.4278 Web ID 216008698 $890,000 189 Sabal Drive Vanya/Dimo Demirev 239.565.0550 Web ID 216053900 $2,490,000 9172 Mercato Lane Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 Web ID 216054212 $1,815,000 8540 Bellagio Drive ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID PUMA083116IHE $799,000 9360 Vadala Bend Court Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 216054879 $739,000 1066 Ruppert Road Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 216055291 $385,000 Varenna #104 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216053246 $419,000 22311 Banyan Hideaway Drive Roxanne Jeske 239.450.5210 Web ID 216054912 $1,275,000 9 165 Mercato Way Mary Kavanagh 616.957.4428 Web ID 216055143 $2,295,000 26972 Hickory Boulevard Clint Parsons 239.273.1474 Web ID 216053216 $3,999,000 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 | 239.395.5847GREY OAKS ESTUARY | 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 SEPTEMBER 15-21, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Pkwy. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$100,000 >$300,000 >$400,000 >$500,000 >$600,000 >$700,000 >$800,000 >$900,000 >$1,000,000 >$2,000,000 >$3,000,000 >$4,000,000 >$6,000,000 >$8,000,000 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
63 Eugenia Drive Sue Black 239.250.5611 Web ID 215044394 $1,995,000 68 East Avenue Sue Black 239.250.5611 Web ID 216030195 $1,150,000 171 Edgemere Way South Bordner/Hurvitz 239.560.2921 Web ID 216020306 $799,000 Lesina #1203 ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 216037047 $628,000 6820 Del Mar Terrace Patrick OConnor 239.293.9411 Web ID 216040091 $549,900 7389 Moorgate Point Way Techrin Hijazi Carbary 239.250.8688 Web ID 216016089 $485,000 6660 Glen Arbor Way Laurie Zanelli 239.675.9777 Web ID 216034385 $1,100,000 2742 14th Street NorthLinda Perry/Judy Perry 239.404.7052Web ID 216052142 $747,000 6869 Bent Grass Drive Gary Blaine 239.595.2912 Web ID 216022704 $458,000 Lancaster Square #8-804Debbi/Marty McDermott 239.564.4231Web ID 216013324 $599,000 Di Napoli #102 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216001619 $519,000 1024 6th Lane North Cristal OMeara 239.961.2528 Web ID 216007825 $925,000 7664 Sussex Court Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216023625 $699,900 Mariners Cove #C-203 Steve Smiley 239.298.4327 Web ID 215059461 $425,000 1079 Camelot Circle Patrick OConnor 239.293.9411 Web ID 216026743 $575,000 Lesina #403 Pat Duggan 239.213.7445 Web ID 215037985 $485,000 Beach House #102 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 215070944 $1,995,000 5139 Sand Dollar Lane Larry Roorda 239.860.2534 Web ID 216037268 $3,250,000 4995 Rustic Oaks Circle Tom Oaster 239.595.1275 Web ID 216036441 $914,900 7672 Sussex Court Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216052579 $685,000 3837 28th Avenue SE Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216022046 $399,999 Naples Square #421 Fahada Saad 239.595.8500 Web ID 216027163 $1,275,000 407 West StreetGilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463Web ID 216032277 $2,699,000 7482 Martinique Terrace Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 216003471 $835,000 2844 Coco Lakes Drive Kim/Dean Rose 239.404.7203 Web ID 216031387 $659,000 644 Lambton Lane Cheryl Turner 239.250.3311 Web ID 216001361 $398,000 4821 Mahogany Ridge Drive Bernie/Joe Garabed 239.571.2466 Web ID 216048558 $1,200,000 4415 Club Estates Drive Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 216032663 $2,450,000 Lesina #801 Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 Web ID 215009502 $799,000 3510 1st Avenue SW Cindy Reyf 305.582.2183 Web ID 216027752 $649,500 14783 Cranberry Court ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 216026922 $395,000 1131 7th Avenue North Cristal OMeara 239.961.2528 Web ID 216007802 $1,199,000 Baypointe PH 103 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID DURA081916IHE $2,175,000 518 Eagle Creek Drive Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 216028287 $465,000 PINE RIDGE WYNDEMERE HAMMOCK BAY MARBELLA LAKES LELY RESORT VINEYARDS NAPLES TERRACE LELY RESORT KENSINGTON TREVISO BAY LAKE PARK LELY RESORT MARINERS COVE VINEYARDS HAMMOCK BAY NAPLES CAY SEAGATE BANYAN WOODS LELY RESORT GOLDEN GATE ESTATES NAPLES SQUARE PINE RIDGE LELY RESORT MONTEBELLO BERKSHIRE LAKES LOGAN WOODS NAPLES CLUB ESTATES HAMMOCK BAY GOLDEN GATE ESTATES REFLECTION LAKES LAKE PARK NAPLES CAY PINE RIDGE EAGLE CREEK NAPLES & SURROUNDS YOUR LOCALLY OWNED PARTNER WITH A GLOBAL REACH The market leader in Naples & Surrounds for over 50 years.Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each oce is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. Property information herein is derived from various sources including, but not limited to, county records and multiple listing services, and may include approximations. All information is deemed accurate and neither suggests nor infers that Premier Sothebys International Realty participated as either the listing or cooperating agent or broker in the sale or purchas e of the properties depicted.MORE THAN 19,000 ASSOCIATES AND 845 OFFICES WORLDWIDE 63 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES GLOBALLY | 37 PREMIER SOTHEBYS INTERNATIONAL REALTY LOCATIONSFIFTH AVENUE | 239.434.8770 CENTRAL NAPLES | 239.659.0099 MERCATO SALES CENTER | 239.594.9400 BONITA SPRINGS | 239.948.4000 MARCO ISLAND | 239.642.2222 VANDERBILT | 239.594.9494 THE VILLAGE | 239.261.6161 SANIBEL | 239.472.2735 CAPTIVA | 239.395.5847 GREY OAKS ESTUARY | 239.261.3148BROAD AVENUE | 239.434.2424 MYSTIQUE AT PELICAN BAY | 239.598.9900premiersothebysrealty.com
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INSIDEARTS & ENTERTAINMENTFLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15-21, 2016 | SECTION CWWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM Marco Island | 239.642.2222 Broad Avenue | 239.434.2424 Fifth Avenue | 239.434.8770 Estuary at Grey Oaks | 239.261.3148 Mystique at Pelican Bay | 239.598.9900 The Village | 239.261.6161 The Gallery in Central Naples | 239.659.0099 Vanderbilt | 239.594.9494 Residences at Mercato | 239.594.9400 Bonita Springs | 239.948.4000 Sanibel Island | 239.472.2735 Rentals | 239.262.4242Vintage FloridaBook reviewer Phil Jason enjoys navigating a new guide to old attractions. C2 Worth it, but Film critic Dan Hudak wishes Sully did a better job of telling a remarkable story. C15 Cuisine NewsCraving Fashion coming up, The Dish at Noodles, Vino and more. C24-27 MAREN MORRIS, CRYS MATTHEWS AMONG PERFORMERS IN LINEUP FOR ISLAND HOPPER SONGWRITER FEST A TALE OF TWO BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com aren Morris has had an incredible year so far. Its been amazing, says the 26-year-old singer/songwriter. Her breakthrough album, Hero, hit No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart when it was released in June. Its first single, My Church, which she co-wrote with busbee, became a gold-certified hit and made it to No. 5 on the Hot Country Songs chart. She followed it up with s Mercedes, which hit No. 25. Along with Brett Eldredge, shes an opening act for Keith Urbans ripCORD World Tour 2016. SINGER/SONGWRITERSMSummer of 2016 through Everglades artists eyes Everglades artist Jo-Ann Sanborn invites the public to a gallery talk and demonstration at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in La Petite Gallery at the Marco Island Center for the Arts, where her Summer of 2016 one-woman exhibit hangs through September. The 22 works on display all were created late last spring and earlier this summer. Nature provided my favorite subjects: moonlight, sunlight and the gorgeous clouds of summer, Ms. Sanborn says. Visitors will enter La Petite Gallery through a curtain of greenery into the Everglades environment of the exhibit. Will there be mosquitoes? Nope! Ms. Sanborn promises. Will the back roads be overrun with water flow? Not in my SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ COURTESY PHOTOSMaren Morris calls herself a gangster June Carter. Crys Matthews describes her music as like Tracy Chapman, but not so sad.SEE SONGWRITER,C4 SEE EXHIBIT, C3 Changing Tides by JoAnn Sanborn
C2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15-21, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 1-800-591-DERM | RiverchaseDermatology.comWelcomeHeather E. Pontasch, M.D., FAADBoard Certied DermatologyANDChristopher M. Buckley, DO, FAAD, FAOCD, FACMSBoard Certied Dermatology, Fellowship Trained Mohs SurgeonDOWNTOWN NAPLES MARCO ISLAND FLORIDA WRITERSFlorida guidebook offers a feast of adventures for tourists and residents alike A New Guide to Old Florida Attractions: From Mermaids to Singing Towers by Doug Alderson. Pineapple Press. 184 pages. Trade paperback, $14.95. In this gloriously illustrated book, with many of its 132 color photographs taken by the author, novelty and nostalgia blend and complement one another. Doug Alderson provides a feast of adventures for the Florida tourist and the longtime resident who has not yet ventured forth to the distant corners and remote inland crossroads of this varied and sizable state. The first part of Mr. Aldersons book, in which he provides a sturdy and engaging history of Florida tourism, is divided into five chapters. Here he underscores the early fascination with Florida through referencing several classic studies of Florida exploration. In Chapter 1, we learn that tourism as an industry began to flourish after the Seminole Wars and the Civil War. The late 19th century ushered in the interest in Floridas freshwater springs, especially the supposedly restorative mineral springs. Just as popular were rides on the steamboats that plied several of Floridas rivers. White Sulphur Springs was the first commercialized mineral spring, though over the decades it has had many rivals. Todays nascent medical tourism industry owes a debt to the heritage of health tourism. Ill take a mineral spa to a hospital any time. Chapter 2 of the guidebook focuses on the interest, then and now, in Floridas coastal delights. Beach tourism, tourism involving Native American history and customs, and the growing ease of tourism that followed the proliferation of automobiles and highways receive detailed, vivid attention. We are now familiar with roadside attractions, but first came the roads. The early prominence of St. Petersburg as a tourist destination became more and more challenged by the growing highway network. The author treats nature tourism in Chapter 3, paying attention to national and state parks, the high profile of St. Augustine and its environs as well as the environmental challenges that came with growth and incursions into the Florida wilderness. The beauty of the Everglades, the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps and the abundance of historical museums all get energetic discussion. Chapter 4 considers further the uneasy blending of the natural and the man-made in the development of tourist destinations. Many such destinations are detailed later in the book, but for now we can ponder the hybrid nature of such attractions as Cypress Gardens (now absorbed into LEGOLAND), Jungle Island, Monkey Jungle, Tombstone Territory and various places where concrete dinosaurs and other creatures cant quite roam the earth but where you might be able to climb on one, have someone take your picture and perhaps enjoy a snack and miniature golf. Chapter 5 excavates the past no longer present. Man-made attractions like Six Gun Territory had their vogue and passed away, though similar places still exist (not only in Florida, but all over the U.S.). Here in the Sunshine State, places such as Floridaland, the Cypress Knee Museum and many momand-pop operations have come and gone. The books second part is what we have been waiting for: Old Florida Attractions You Can Visit. Mr. Alderson first provides a map of the state with a numbered key to the various attractions. Then comes a cornucopia of places for which detailed directions are provided. First we learn about six distinctive attractions that share the second word Springs in their name, among them Homosassa Springs, Weeki Wachee Springs (opened in 1947) and Wakulla Springs. The author gives each location its due. Many of these once-private enterprises have been kept alive by public funding and administration. Places with alligators? The author chooses the best and describes them with delighted care, from Gatorland to Gatorama and many others. The journey moves on through a series of delights: Bok Tower Gardens receives a very enthusiastic treatment; The Many Lives of Marineland offers a particularly fine understanding of changing times and fortunes; and then there is the unparalleled Solomons Castle with its resident genius/creator. The book winds down with short glimpse of Other Survivors, a section on Florida oddities (including Coral Castle) and a most useful bibliography and index. This book is just plain fun, let alone highly informative. Its worth the price just for the photographs and the authors exuberance. Doug Alderson lives south of Tallahassee. Phil Jason, Ph.D., United States Naval Academy professor emeritus of English, is a poet, critic and freelance writer with 20 books to his credit, including several studies of war literature and a creative writing texbook. philJASONphiljreviews@gmail.com ALDERSON
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15-21, 2016 C3 239.434.6533/thirdstreetsouth.com Every Saturday Morning from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Featuring Dozens of Vendors All Summer LongIn the Parking Lot behind Tommy Bahama between Third & Gordon Drive space, she says. Should guests expect some moon glow? Yes, along with light refreshments, wine and maybe a green flash or two, she adds. Ms. Sanborn has been honored with solo shows and numerous awards and is a member of the National Association of Women Artists. Her work is enjoyed by an international clientele across the United States, Canada, Europe, Scandinavia and Africa. The Marco Island resident will also present a slide show with a brief history of landscape painting and talk about her muse the Everglades, which she fell in love with in 1994 and has been painting ever since. A Q&A will conclude the evening. Admission to the gallery talk is free. The Marco Island Center for the Arts is at 1010 Winterberry Drive. Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, call 394-4221. EXHIBITFrom page 1 Watching for Shooting Stars Its no secret that many improv comedians found their start while they were students. Thats true for two of the four members of Marco Island-based Square One Improv, and in honor of their ad-libbing roots theyre presenting an evening of back-to-school comedy relief at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at The Marco Players Theater. They promise a family-friendly show that just might pique an interest in improv among attendees. Scott Beatty, a litigation attorney by day, traces his interest in improv back to 1983 when he appeared in a school production. He says many of the skills necessary for improv carry over to the courtroom. Shaun Johnson discovered improv when he was in junior high and says he never imagined it would play such a significant role in his life. By day he works for an animal pharmaceutical manufacturer and also finds that improv helps him in the business world. Dan Klein says he was kicked out of more classrooms than Joan had face lifts. He began his career as an entertainer playing in bands on cruise ships. Square One Improv founder Gregory Sofranko attended Second City Improv Training and performed for two years before forming the local troupe. Tickets to the Sept. 24 show are $20 for adults, $10 for students and can be purchased at the door the night of the performance. The Marco Players Theater is in the Marco Town Center Mall, 1089 N. Collier Blvd. For more information, visit TheMarcoPlayers.com. Square One Improv troupe promises to make going back to school fun
C4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15-21, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYAnd when the Country Music Award nominees for 2016 were announced Aug. 31, Ms. Morris led the list of finalists, along with Eric Church and Chris Stapleton, with five nominations. Shes up for: Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year (Hero), Single of the Year (My Church), Song of the Year (also for My Church) and New Artist of the Year. It was a shock, but a good one, she says. It was cool to have Keith (Urban), who Im on tour with, announce my first nomination ever. It was like a family intro. She watched the nomination announcements from her home in Nashville. Last year, she watched the CMA Awards at a restaurant across the street from Music Citys Bridgestone Arena where they were held. It never crossed my mind that I would be nominated a year later, she says. I didnt have the music out. It all happened at warp speed. But its so cool to actually A) be going this year and B) be nominated so many times. But this is what Ms. Morris has been working toward ever since she was a little girl in Texas, performing and writing songs. The woman who moved to Nashville and penned hits for Kelly Clarkson and Tim McGraw is now performing the hits as well. Ms. Morris headlines the third annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest, appearing at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Pink Shell Resort & Marina on Fort Myers Beach. Tickets are $20. The poolside concert is a standing-room-only event; no chairs will be provided or available for rent. Like the 77 other songwriters in this 10-day festival, shell sing her songs and share the stories behind them. So what sparks a song? Sometimes its a title, sometimes its a melody, sometimes its just a line of music, she says. Sometimes you dont have anything. You have a conversation (with your co-writer.) Its different every day. It depends on your mood, depends on the person youre writing with, depends on the weather. You try to get what you can. Its creative. Its supposed to be fun. You wont get a great song every time, she realizes. There are so many variables; you try to hack away at it. If you dont get something, its OK. You can always come back tomorrow. But, she says, theres something special in almost every song. Even if it never sees the light of day, we tried, she says. I try to approach it from a patient, positive standpoint. Its work, but its not supposed to feel like work. Youre creating something out of nothing. Its an amazing career to have.My ChurchMs. Morris two current hits revolve around cars. My Church came about when she was driving around Los Angeles one day, before meeting with busbee to write songs. The title My Church just popped into her head. When she met with busbee, they wrote the song in less than an hour. I find holy redemption/When I put this car in drive/Roll the windows down and turn up the dial, she sings. Then the chorus kicks in: Can I get a hallelujah/Can I get an amen/Feels like the Holy Ghost running through ya/When I play the highway FM/I find my soul revival/Singing every single verse/Yeah, I guess thats my church. It was like lightning in a bottle, she says. I dont have that feeling many times a year It was about our passion for music and our relation to it in a really spiritual way. The song name-checks Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Sr. and Ring of Fire. My Church is so popular, contestants performed it on The Voice, American Idol and Americas Got Talent. Ms. Morris, who calls herself a gangster June Carter, grew up listening to a lot of classic country, including Mr. Cash, Ms. Carter and Hank Williams. Because her parents are products of the 0s, she says, she also heard a lot of soul and Muscle Shoals music, and listened to Patty Griffith, Sheryl Crow, The Dixie Chicks, Emmylou Harris and John Prine. She wrote s Mercedes with busbee after hearing the phrase in a conversation. (A woman) said she loved this guys car, an s Mercedes, and I thought it was a great song title, she says. When she got together with busbee to write the song, she adds, he asked her what decade she was born in. She told him the s, and he immediately said, Im a s baby in my s Mercedes. I wanted to add as many car references as I could, she says. It was fun for us to dig in and get super colorful with the lyric pattern. Right now, it seems as if the skys the limit for Ms. Morris. Shes been told that shes taking off like a rocket. Yeah, and Im holding on, she says.Crys MatthewsWhen Crys Matthews won first prize in her college talent show for the first song she ever wrote she started to rethink her major. I had never written a song before, she says. It just happened. I entered the contest on a whim and won. Though originally studying clarinet and going for a degree in music education, I figured I should start checking out other aspects of music, she says. And now, at 36, shes making her living as a singer/songwriter. Ms. Matthews performs at the Island Hopper Songwriter Fest as follows: 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at The Barrel Room in downtown Fort Myers (with Matt Backer) 8:15 pm. Friday, Sept. 30, at Nervous Nellies on Fort Myers Beach (again with Mr. Backer) 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Mantanzas on the Bay, Fort Myers Beach (with TerryLynn Melody) As a black lesbian, shes not the standard white-guy-with-a-cowboy-hat (or baseball cap) who typically plays at the fest. Im super-excited to be part of this festival, to be included in a BMI-sanctioned event, she says. Her music is a mixture of folk, blues, Americana and country. Shes been compared to everyone from Tracy Chapman to Toshi Reagon to Ruthie Foster. When people ask her what her music sounds like, I usually say its like Tracy Chapman, but not so sad, she says, laughing. In fact, Ms. Matthews first studio album, Backroads and Driveways, was produced by Karen Kane, who engineered Ms. Chapmans first EP. I love Tracy. Shes an amazing singer/songwriter, Ms. Matthews says. She has a lot of sad songs. I havent had quite as rough a road. My music pulls from a lot of genres: a lot of blues influence to it, a lot of soul to it. And Im from North Carolina, so theres a fair bit of country. So its a pretty good mix. Her father liked Otis Redding, so she heard a lot of his music while growing up; her mother, a preacher, listened to gospel music, especially Shirley Caesar. I always try to make sure that Im writing things that are positive and truthful and candid, she says. (My mother) writes sermons and I write songs, and Im trying to do the same thing that she tries to do with her sermons. Typically, the goal and point of a sermon is to help inspire and give hope and encouragement. Those are the things I try to do with my music Everything comes together for good. My mother keeps saying that to me: All things work together for good. If things seem desolate, keep moving forward, and chances are it may have helped you in some way. Never give up. In the tradition of old folk singers and blues singers, shes taken a song often sung during the Civil Rights Movement, Freedom is A Constant Struggle, and added new verses. One of her verses says: Black lives matter, oh yes they do/ And yes, of course all lives do too/But they dont see me the way they see you/ You reach for your ID they smile, I reach for mine, they shoot. Shes in the middle of trying to get clearance to use the song, in order to release it more globally. Its shocking how its still relevant, half a century (later), she says.Living your dreamAnother of her popular songs is The Imagineers. She wrote it as an encouragement for two women she knows who she calls forces of nature. The song, she says, is a motto or an anthem for those who are walking the really thin line between their daydreams and their day jobs. The Imagineers, she says, has morphed into a mantra for the rest of us as well. Its chorus says: We are imagineers/The ones who still believe in magic, the ones who rise above our fears/We are, we are, we are, we are imagineeers/Dont think weve given up on dreaming/just because were marking time in good careers. And in the first verse, she exhorts: You are more than just your day job/ more than what it is they see/Youre like water carving stone/You wield your power quietly/Give up or get up/Get let down, or get out/Do nothing or do something/youve been too afraid to do til now. She talks of banging fists on plexiglass ceilings and how some folks dont know how to feel big/unless theyre making you feel small. The song resonates with listeners whenever she performs it. Thats what we hope for, to touch everybody, Ms. Matthews says. Its always great. I always love playing that song. When writing it, she didnt realize that some Disney workers call themselves Imagineers. A happy coincidence, she says. They seem to have a similar creed. She entered the song in NPRs most recent Tiny Desk Concert contest. It didnt win, but it got referred to as the unofficial anthem of the contest, she says. That made her happy. As for Ms. Matthews herself, she hasnt given up on dreaming. In fact, shes now living her dream. She no longer works a day job, but makes a living writing and singing songs fulltime. Shes shared stages with Graham Nash, Melissa Ferrick, The Indigo Girls and Dar Williams. Im lucky, she says. This is just me all day. SONGWRITERFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOCrys Matthews plays a hybrid of folk, blues, Americana and country.
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C6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15-21, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOTHEATERThe Gun Show By Theatre Conspiracy at 8 p.m. Sept. 15-17 and at 2 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers. 10091 McGregor Blvd. 936-3239 or theatreconspiracy.org.Yesterdays A musical comedy revue at Broadway Palm Theatre through Oct. 8. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 278-4422 or BroadwayPalm.com. Of Thee I Sing By TheatreZone and students of the FGCU Bower School of Music and The Arts Oct. 6-9 at FGCU. (888) 966-3352 or theatrezone-florida.com. Constellations By Gulfshore Playhouse Oct. 8-30 at The Norris Center. 755 Eighth St. S. (866) 811-4111 or gulfshoreplayhouse.org. The Rocky Horror Show By The Naples Players Oct. 12-Nov. 6 at the Sugden Community Theater. 263-7990 or naplesplayers.org. The Cemetery Club By The Marco Players Oct. 26-Nov. 13 at Marco Town Center Mall. 404-5198 or themarcoplayers.com.THURSDAY9.15Outdoor Yoga A gentle yoga class celebrating goddess mythology starts at 8:30 a.m. at Koreshan State Park. Basic physical agility is required. Some mats are provided. Bring a water bottle. $10. 3800 Corkscrew Road. 992-0311 or floridastateparks.org.Photo Show Ave Maria University presents The Humanity of Service: Portraits by Michael Collopy through Dec. 16. 280-2500 or avemaria.edu. Take Off FGCUs Renaissance Academy hosts a talk about Amelia Earhart and Charles Lindbergh from 10-11:30 a.m. at Brooks Commons Club. $30 for members, $35 for others. 9930 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs. 949-3800 or fgcu.edu.Third Thursday Musician Felix Jiles performs from 6-9 p.m. at Third Street Souths Fleischmann Courtyard. 434-6533 or thirdstreetsouth.com. Sneak Preview Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida screens 30 minutes of the documentary Defying the Nazis: The Sharps War, the true story of an American Unitarian minister and his wife who left the U.S. to help refugees flee Nazi occupation, at 7 p.m. at the Myra Janco Daniels Public Media Center at FGCU. Free, but reservations required. 263-9200 or holocaustmuseumswfl.org. Rock Concert Rock band Adelitas Way performs with City of the Weak and Cilver at 8 p.m. at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $20. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389-6901 or artcenterbonita.org. FRIDAY9.16More Jazz Jebry and friends invite everyone to join the jam session from 5-8 p.m. at Royal Wood Country Club. 4300 Royal Wood Blvd. 775-4451.Live, Local and Latin West Side Tropico performs at 6:30 and 9 p.m. in the Daniels Pavilion at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org. Funny Guy Ralphie May (Last Comic Standing) takes the stage tonight and Saturday, Sept. 17, at Off The Hook Comedy Club. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or offthehookcomedy.com. SATURDAY9.17To Market, To Market The Third Street South Farmers Market takes place from 7:30-11:30 a.m. 434-6533 or thirdstreetsouth.com.Dark Knight Barnes & Noble in Waterside Shops celebrates Batmans enduring legacy with cosplay, trivia and games at 2 p.m. 598-5200 or bn.com. Paint Party Vinos Picasso hosts a guided paint session for ages 10 and up to raise money for Peace Early Learning Center from 4-6 p.m. $40. Bring your own beverage of preference. 2367 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 431-8750 or vinospicassonaples.com.Tribute Night Singer Rick St. James performs the music of Rod Stewart at 7:30 p.m. at Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $55. 11505 Bonita Beach Road. 289-6901 or swflpac.com. One-Man Show Frank Blocker performs 17 characters in the one-man comedy, Southern Gothic Novel: The Aberdeen, Mississippi, Sex Slave Incident, at 8 p.m. at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $22. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. SUNDAY9.18All Green Thumbs Koreshan State Historic Site hosts a native plant sale and farmers market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 273-8945 or fnpscoccoloba.org.Foreign Film FCGUs 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 preparations for an arranged marriage in India. $5 for members, $7 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or fgcu.edu. MONDAY9.19 Art Talk FGCUs Renaissance Academy hosts a talk about Bernini and how he founded the Baroque style from 10-11:30 a.m. at Moorings Park. $20 for members, $25 for others. 132 Moorings Park Drive. 434-4737 or fgcu.edu. Jazz with Jebry Jebry and friends jam from 6-9 p.m. at Pates Island Club. 600 Neapolitan Way. 228-7796.Book Signing Barnes & Noble in Waterside Shops hosts a signing with Nathan Hill, author of The Nix, at 7 p.m. 19. 598-5200 or bn.com. Films for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens More Than Honey (Germany, 2012) at 7 p.m. An in-depth look at honeybee colonies in California, Switzerland, China and Australia. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. TUESDAY9.20Terrific Tuesdays See any show at Mercatos Silverspot Cinema for just $8 every Tuesday. 592-0300 or silverspot.net. Yoga in the Park Koreshan State Historic Site hosts an outdoor yoga class at 8:30 a.m. $10. 992-0311 or floridastateparks.org. History Talk FGCUs Renaissance Academy hosts a lecture about Henry VIII and the Tudors from 1-2:30 p.m. at The Arlington of Naples. $20 for members, $25 for others. 7900 Arlington Cir. 307-3000 or fgcu.edu. Trad Seisiuns Enjoy traditional Irish music starting at 5 p.m. at Sheas at Lansdowne Street. 702 Fifth Ave. S. 3981159 or firstname.lastname@example.org. WEDNESDAY9.21Namaste Instructors from Green Monkey Yoga lead a beach session from 9-10 a.m. at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. $5 plus park admission. Reservations required. 598-1938 or greenmonkey.com.Armchair Travels FGCUs Renaissance Academy explores Londons British Museum, home to treasures like the Elgin Marbles and the Rosetta Stone, from 10-11:30 a.m. at Brooks Commons Club. $20 for members, $25 for others. 9930 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs. 949-3800 or fgcu.edu.Museum Talk Collier County Museums host a talk about the Southwest Florida Military History Museum at 2 p.m. 3331 Tamiami Trail E. 642-1440 or colliermuseums.com. Free Film Headquarters Library screens Steve Jobs (2015) at 2 p.m. The film takes viewers behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. Registration required. 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-0334 or collierlibrary.org. Jazz It Up Chill out to music by The Richmonds from 6-9 p.m. at The Bay House. 799 Walkerbilt Road. 591-3837 or bayhousenaples.com.More Jazz Jebry and friends jam from 6-9 p.m. at New York Pizza & Pasta. 11140 Tamiami Trail N. 594-3500.COMING UPMusic Lecture FGCUs Renaissance Academy hosts a talk about Beethovens Ninth Symphony from 1:30-3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Brooks Commons Club. $20 for members, $25 for others. 9930 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs. 949-3800 or fgcu.edu. Funny Guy Comedian Bob Marley takes the stage Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 22-25, at Off The Hook Comedy Club. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or offthehookcomedy.com. Opera Night Paragon Pavilion screens a live 25th anniversary performance of Miss Saigon performed in Londons West End at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22. 833 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 596-0008 or paragontheaters.com.String Concert Violinists Kyle Szabo and Brooke Williams perform works by Beethoven, Poulenc and Martinu with pianist Michael Baron at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at FGCU. $7-$10. 745-4268 or fgcu.edu. Armchair Travels FGCUs Renaissance Academy explores the treasures of Ravenna, Italy, from 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at The Arlington of Naples. $20 for members, $25 for others. 7900 Arlington Circle. 307-3000 or fgcu.edu. Fashionable Bites Waterside Shop hosts Craving Fashion featuring tastes from more than 30 area restaurants from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23. $50. Proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida and United Way of Collier County. 5981605 or watersideshops.com. Eco-Party Rookery Bay celebrates National Estuary Day with staff-narrated boat tours, kayak trips, animal presentations and more from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. Free. 300 Tower Road. 530-5940 or rookerybay.org. All Thumbs Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples debuts its newest exhibit, KLUTZ Amazingly Immature, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. The new installation encourages learning through silly activities like immaturigami, tablecloth trickery, straw shooter jets and more. 15080 Livingston Road. 514-0084 or cmon.org.Summer Jazz Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Resort wraps up another season of free SummerJazz on the Gulf concerts with Late Night Brass from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. Free. 2612222 or naplesbeachhotel.com.Tribute Night The Long Run performs the music of The Eagles at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $55. 11505 Bonita Beach Road. 389-6901 or artcenterbonita.org. Ad Libbing Square One Improv performs at The Marco Players Theater at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. $10-$20. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or themarcoplayers.com. 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 artisnaples.org.Opening Reception Friends of Rookery Bay and the United Arts Council of Collier County host a reception for their joint exhibition of local artists, Summer II: Water, from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27. The show runs through Nov. 9. $3. 300 Tower Road. 5305940 or rookerybay.org. The Music of Jason Bahr The Bower School of Music at FGCU presents Bahrlines: The Music of Jason Bahr at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the U. Tobe Recital Hal. Mr. Bahr will present chamber and solo works with percussionist Troy Jones, violinist Kyle Szabo, pianist Peter Lewis and members of the Naples Philharmonic Brass Quintet. $7-$10. 745-4268 or fgcu.edu. Ancient Walk Tour the ancient bald cypress forest at Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 28. $25, plus regular admission. 348-9151 or corkscrew.audubon.org. COURTESY PHOTOFrank Blocker portrays 17 characters in the one-man comedy, Southern Gothic Novel: The Aberdeen, Mississippi, Sex Slave Incident, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15-21, 2016 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOFunny Girl Kate Quigley takes the stage Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 29-Oct. 2, at Off The Hook Comedy Club. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 3896901 or offthehookcomedy.com. Story 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. Childs Play Comedian Frank Del Pizzo performs at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at Off The Hook Comedy Club to benefit Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples. Adults only. $30-$50. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 260-1604 or cmon.org. Commemorative Event Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida recognizes the 75th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre with a talk by Marina Berkovich, who will discuss the event and her familys remembrance of it at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. Free, but reservations required. 263-9200 or holocaustmuseumswfl.org.Tribute Night Piano Man Mark Anthony performs the music of Billy Joel at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $55. 11505 Bonita Beach Road. 389-6901 or artcenterbonita.org. Bless the Fleet Everglades City blesses its stone crab fleet and hosts some family fun starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Rod & Gun Club on Barron River. Free. 695-2905 or evergladeshistorical.org. Surprise Inside Cirque du Soleil presents Ovo Sept. 28-Oct. 2 at Germain Arena. 9 48-7825 or germainarena. com.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 email@example.com. Tater Salad Ron White, best known as the whiskey-swilling, cigar-smoking comedian from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, takes the stage at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. (800) 440-7469 or bbmannpah.com. Bless the Animals Emmanuel Lutheran Church welcomes pets (leashed or caged) and their owners for a blessing of the animals at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. Free, but donations to Humane Society Naples welcome. 777 Mooring Line Drive. 261-0894 or naplesemmanuel.com. Sensorily Speaking Paragon Theaters at Pavilion Shopping Center host a sensory-friendly screening of Storks at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. 833 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 596-0008 or paragontheaters.com. Sunflower Festival Head to Pepper Ranch Preserve for its third annual Sunflower Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, to see a blooming display of the areas southern sunflowers and enjoy, hayrides, vendors, archery lessons, guided hikes and more. Free. 252-2495 or colliergov.net. May the Bricks Be With You Kids 8 and up are invited to Barnes & Noble in Waterside Shops for the LEGO Star Wars Rogue One event at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, where guests can build designs from the upcoming film. Free. 598-5200 or bn.com. 9.179.19 9.169.16 Its live, local and Latin when Its live, local and Latin when West Side West Side Tropico Tropico performs at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Friday performs at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Friday in the Daniels Pavilion at ArtisNaples. in the Daniels Pavilion at ArtisNaples. artisnaples.org artisnaples.org Start saving your appetite for Craving Fashion, a feast of food and style from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept 23, at Waterside Shops. watersideshops.com#PLAN IT Barnes & Noble in Waterside Shops celebrates the Dark Knights enduring legacy with games, trivia, cosplay and more at 2 p.m. Saturday. bn.com Tickets Tickets for for Jerry Jerry Seinfelds Seinfelds Nov. 10 Nov. 10 performance performance at the Barbara at the Barbara B. Mann B. Mann Performing Performing Arts Hall go Arts Hall go on sale at 10 on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. a.m. Friday. bbmann bbmann pah.com pah.com Explore British treasures such as the Elgin Marbles without leaving town when the FGCU Renaissance Academy presents a multimedia program about Londons British Museum at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Brooks Commons Club in Bonita Springs. fgcu.edu9.21 Rising literary star Nathan Hill signs his critically acclaimed book, The Nix, at 7 p.m. Monday at Barnes & Noble in Waterside Shops. bn.com
Meet the Composers International artist and lecturer Ann McLean leads a multimedia presentation about female composers from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs Moe Auditorium & Film Center. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. Funny Guy Comedian Piff the Magic Dragon performs Friday through Sunday, Oct. 7-9, at Off the Hook Comedy Club. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 3896901 or offthehookcomedy.com. Magic Carpet Ride ArtisNaples invites youngsters to get up-close with the orchestras brass players and their horns at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. 5971900 or artisnaples.org.Show Me The Way Peter Frampton performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org. Paint Party Vinos Picasso raises money for The Shelter for Abused Women & Children with a guided painting session from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. $36, registration required. 431-8750 or vinospicasso.com. History Talk Collier County Museums hosts a talk about the history and culture of the Seminole people at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the main museum. 3331 Tamiami Trail E. 642-1440 or colliermuseums.com. Pink Party Physicians Regional Healthcare System hosts its fifth annual Pink Party with wellness information, live entertainment and more from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at its Pine Ridge location. Free, reservations required. 6101 Pine Ridge Road. 348-4180 or physiciansregional.com. Book Club BKS Yoga Studio kicks off a five-week book club at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, to study Swami Ramas essay collection, The Art of Joyful Living. Light yoga included. $99. 2900 Tamiami Trail N. 213-9276 or bksyogastudio.com.Funny Guy Rondell Sheridan (Keenan & Kel, The Jamie Foxx Show) performs at Off the Hook Comedy Club Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 13-16. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or offthehookcomedy.com. Gross Out Collier County Fairgrounds presents its annual Haunted Gross House from 7-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14-15, Oct. 21-22 and Oct. 28-29. $15. 455-1444 or colliercountyfair.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Ahoy! The Marine Industry Association of Collier County presents The Naples Boat Show Downtown from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15-16, at Naples City Dock. Free. 6820900 or miacc.org. Celebration Kool & The Gang perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Seminole Immokalee Casino. $36-$125. (800) 218-0007 or moreinparadise.com. C8 WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15-21, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Build a salada bazillion delicious ways!Apples to Zucchini Salad BarSarasota Port Charlotte Fort Myers Cape Coral Naples jasonsdeli.com 550 Port O Call Way, Naples, FL 34102239.649.2275 www.NaplesPrincessCruises.com ALL SEPTEMBER LONG!(Not valid on Holidays or Specialty Cruises) $25CRUISES! WE WANT TO PARTY WITH YOUNaples Princess is celebrating our 25th year in the Naples Community! For the WHOLE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER, ALL Afternoon and Sunset Cruises will be $25.00 +TAX WHAT TO DO 11515 Bonita Beach Road SE | Bonita Springs, Florida Dinner and Show Package Just $55 Chicago Tribute ................. .......Sept 10 Rod Stewart Experience ..... ....Sept 17 Eagles Tribute ........................Sept 4 Billy Joel Tribute ............................Sept 30 SeptemberREMEMBERtoTribute Seriesannounces its
Jazz Concert Delfeayo Marsalis Quartet, featuring trombonist and composer Delfeayo Marsalis, performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. Author Signing Bestselling author Randy Wayne Wright introduces Seduced, with a talk and signing at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at Sunshine Booksellers on Marco Island. Free. 677 S. Collier Blvd. 393-0353 or sunshinebooksellers.com.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 swflpac.com. Funny Lady Comedian Loni Love (Chelsea Lately, The Real) takes the stage Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 21-23, at Off The Hook Comedy Club. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or offthehookcomedy.com. Yard & Garden Collier County Extension Services hosts its annual SWFL Yard & Garden Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. $4. 14700 Immokalee Road. 352-4800 or collier.ifas.ufl.edu.Ramblers The Tin Can Tourists host the 10th annual Vintage RV Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Koreshan State Historic Site. Free with regular park admission. 992-0311 or floridastateparks.org. Art Show Naples Artcrafters hosts a fine arts and crafts show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at Cambier Park. naplesartcrafters.com. Concert in the Park The Music Makers Show Band performs from 2-4 p.m. at Cambier Park. Free. 3483675 or musicmakersshowband.org. Email calendar listings and high-resolution photos to Lindsey Nesmith at email@example.com. Please send Word or text documents and jpgs with time, date, location, cost and contact information. No pdfs or photos of fliers. Deadline for calendar submissions is noon Monday. No phone calls, please. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15-21, 2016 C9 *Cannot be combined with any other oer. Restrictions may apply. See store for details. Edible, Edible Arrangements, the Frui t Basket Logo, and other marks mentioned herein are registered trademarks of Edible Arrangements, LLC. 2016 Edible Arrangements, LLC. All rights reserved. Fort Myers (239)437-8480 North Fort Myers (239)997-3784 Bonita Springs (239)676-9911 Naples (239)643-7070 Ultimate Taste of Edible CALL OUR STORES FOR OUR LATEST SPECIALS! NEWEdible Gift Basketswww.facebook.com/EdibleNaples LIKE US ON FACEBOOK facebook.com/ KeyWestExpress twitter.com/ KeyWestExpress youtube.com/ TheKeyWestExpress 1-800-593-7259 www.keywestexpress.us $ 125 ONLY ROUND TRIP!* Join Thousands of Revelers at Floridas Annual Premier Masking and Costuming Celebration! 10 DAYS OF FUN AND FESTIVITIES FOR EVERYONE! S S T T T T H H thru PARADE CRUISE CONCLUDES FANTASY FEST OCTOBER 29 th Departing Fort Myers Beach at 10am return Key West at Midnight GETTING THERE I I S S H H A A L L F F T T H H E E F F U U N N ! *MINIMUM 8 DAY ADVANCE PURCHASE, NON-REFUNDABLE FARE. CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER OFFERS. WEEKEND FEE APPLIES TO ANY TRAVEL FRIDAY THRU SUNDAY. DISCOUNTED FARE NOT VALID ON SPECIAL EVENT PARADE CRUISE. EXPIRES OCTOBER 31, 2016. ONLINE PURCHASES. COME FOR THE FOOD, STAY FOR THE SPORTS!Naples 239-352-4233 Pebblebrooke Plaza, 15215 Collier Blvd # 301 Naples, FL 34119 BABY BACK RIBSFull rack served with fries and coleslawWith the purchase of a beverage. Dine in only. FOOTBALL WEEKEND $ $ $ $ $ $ $ ONLY THIS WEEKEND ONLY! FRI, SEPT 16 THRU SUN, SEPT 18 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ Plus Plus D D O O O O M M E E E S S S S T T I I I I C C C C P P P I I T T C C C H H H E E E R R S S S S D D O O O O M M E E E S S S S T T I I I C C C C B B B U U U C C K K K E E E T T S S S WHERE TO GO The Bower School of Music at FGCU presents Bahrlines: The Music of Jason Bahr at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at FGCU. Mr. Bahr, a university composer, will present chamber and solo works with percussionist Troy Jones, violinist Kyle Szabo, pianist Peter Lewis and members of the Naples Philharmonic Brass Quintet. $7-$10. 7454268 or fgcu.edu.
C10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15-21, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY (239) 659-3122 | naples.hilton.com 5111 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, Florida, 34103 HAVE YOU MADE YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY PLANS YET?Come celebrate the Holidays at Hilton Naples. Whether you envision a traditional Holiday dinner or a lavish cocktail party, Hilton Naples will deliv er a Holiday celebration perfect for you and your group. Contact: Courtney Strong at (239) 659-3122 or firstname.lastname@example.org*Ask about our 2 hour Lets Jingle & Mingle Party Package starting at $69pp inclusive Celebrate, Share, Rejoice... Hilton Naples ARTS COMMENTARYNo waiting period for thought-provoking Gun Show at Theatre ConspiracyIts not what I expected. And, given current social events, it might not be what you expect, either. The Gun Show, as its name suggests, all about guns. The marketing material suggests that its five different stories revolving around guns: Everyone has a story. Playwright EM Lewis has five you should hear. With brutal honesty and poignant humor we jump right in the middle of it all. Not left. Not right. Right in the middle. Lets talk. I was expecting different stories from different people, as in The Laramie Project or an Anna Deavere Smith onewoman show. The five stories in The Gun Show, however, are all from the playwrights own life. The Gun Show is much more personal than political. Its one womans story about her various experiences with guns, both positive and negative. She shares how she grew up in a culture of guns in rural Oregon where, she says, guns were as common as toasters and bicycles. Its a one-person show, and Ms. Lewis is represented by a man, actor Miguel Cintron. Its an odd choice, for a playwright to dictate that an actor of a different gender portray herself, but Mr. Cintron makes it work, even when, as Ms. Lewis, he talks about his boyfriend and then-husband, Irwin. He doesnt put on a high-pitched voice or do other stereotypical things some men do when portraying women; its just his male voice relaying the stories. (Though he does put on accents when portraying other people.) Very early in the play, were given a frenzied retelling of the climatic shootout in Quentin Tarantinos 1992 movie, Reservoir Dogs, complete with the acting out of various parts. Its an orgy of guns and blood, betrayal and deaths. Its one of the playwrights favorite movies. She also shares a story of a date she had with the man who eventually became her husband. She paints a romantic, bucolic picture of the two of them on his parents land, drinking a couple of six packs of beer and shooting guns at targets. She describes the almost two dozen guns and 200 to 300 rounds of ammunition spread out on a blanket for them to use. (The playwright didnt appear to think theres anything wrong with mixing guns and alcohol.) As we follow the playwright through her life through her stories, suddenly her relationship with guns gets a lot more complicated. It is difficult to be more specific without giving away major parts of the play. Suffice it to say that The Gun Show is one womans experiences with guns and her complex connection with them. Its an intense play, and Mr. Cintrons acting is gripping and dramatic. On preview night, the show ran just under an hour. Fewer than a dozen people attended, but that could partially be due to the fact that Theatre Conspiracy generally doesnt run shows on Wednesday nights; many people expressed confusion about the opening, according to director Bill Taylor. I hope the play attracts more audience members during its short run (through Sept. 18). Theres no set, just a bare stage and a box with a series of props, including photos of the playwright. The Gun Show is dramatic, but feels slight, partially because its so short. Though moved, I was somewhat underwhelmed. I was also surprised there was no mention of school shootings (Columbine, Sandy Hook); no discussion of the growing epidemic of unarmed AfricanAmericans being killed by the police; no talk about the many instances of children or toddlers finding their parents loaded gun and killing themselves, their parent or another child; no acknowledgment of the sad instances of adults being accidentally shot and killed. The subject is certainly timely. Gun violence in our culture is out of control and needs reasoned conversation and solutions. The problem has affected us locally: In June, 50 people were killed when a gunman opened fire at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando in what is considered the deadliest mass shooting by a single shooter in U.S. history. In July, a father accidentally shot and killed his teenage son at a Sarasota gun range. And in August, a Punta Gorda police officer accidentally shot and killed a 73-year-old librarian during citizen police academy session. Weve had numerous shootings in Fort Myers, including one during ZombiCon in downtown last October in which one person was killed and five others wounded, spurring local government to push through the mounting of surveillance cameras before the year was up. Since then, the news has been filled with story after story of drive-by shootings. Ms. Lewis gives us her own life stories, and she also tells us the following: A gun in the home is responsible for the vast majority of children killed by firearms. A gun in the home triples the risk of homicide. A gun in the home increases the likelihood of suicide fivefold. A gun in the home increases the chance of being killed by a firearm by 72 percent. But her wording is not inflammatory or similar to anything youd hear on TV when people heatedly debate gun rights and gun control. The only thing that puzzled me was her talk of people who want to eliminate guns totally. That confused me, as Ive never heard anyone who is for gun control ever talk about taking all guns away from people. Theres a conversation to be had here thats not happening, its been stolen from us sensible, relatively reasonable, regular sort of people in the middle, and the middle is bigger than the edges the playwright says, via Mr. Cintron. I aim to take this conversation BACK, because it belongs to us, all of us, and I refuse to cede this ground to the nut jobs who dont want us to talk to each other, because were the kind of people who might admit that this issue has just a little bit of ----ing complexity to it. And that we have more in common with each other than we have that separates us. The Gun Show is one womans story, told though a male actor. Mr. Cintron does a commendable job. If The Gun Show spurs conversation, then its done its job, too. nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com COURTESY PHOTOSMiguel Cintron stars in The Gun Show, a collection of five stories about the playwrights relationship with guns throughout her life. The Gun Show>> Who: Theatre Conspiracy >> When: Through Sept. 18 >> Where: The Alliance for the Arts Fort Myers >> Cost: $24 ($11 for students) >> Info: 936-3239 or info@theatreconspiracy. org
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C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15-21, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 COLOSSAL COINAGEVIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Single Virgos looking for partners are finally getting a break from Venus, who has moved in to make things happen. Attached Virgos see their relationships blossom.LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Youve been working hard to get things done. Now take a breather and recheck your next step. You might want to make some changes in view of the news that comes your way.SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) The watchword for savvy Scorpios this week is preparation. Consider sharpening your skills to make the most of the new opportunity youre about to take on.SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) There might still be some loose ends that need tucking up if you hope to get that important relationship repaired. A new spurt of activity starts soon.CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Its a good idea to keep the positive momentum going by finding and getting rid of anything that could cause you to stumble. Keep the path ahead clear and open.AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A period of contemplation is advised before you make your next move. Be sure that where you decide to go is the right place for you. A health matter needs attention.PISCES (February 19 to March 20) That new energy surge that hit you last week continues to send out good vibrations. Try investing a part of it in creating something noteworthy on the job.ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Youll soon have a chance to take a big step up from where you are to where you want to be. Check it out first. Remember: Even the Mountain Sheep looks before it leaps.TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This week brings a challenge that could determine the future direction of your life. If youre ready for a change, accept it with confidence. A loved one supports your decision.GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A disruption creates a delay in completing your projects. Use this time to pursue a personal matter you were too busy to deal with before. Youll find it will be time well spent.CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You still need to be on the alert for any signs of problems that could create serious misunderstandings. A more positive aspect begins to emerge toward the weeks end. Be patient.LEO (July 23 to August 22) With things slowing down a bit this week, it would be a good time for luxury-loving Leonines to go somewhere for some well-earned pampering. Things liven up around Friday.BORN THIS WEEK: You like to balance your personal universe, and in doing so, you help bring harmony into the lives of the rest of us. SEE ANSWERS, C11SEE ANSWERS, C11
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15-21, 2016 C13 CONTRACT BRIDGEEveryone is dealt 13 cards BY STEVE BECKERWhen declarer has a two-way finesse against a queen, he should try to avoid making a decision until after he has gathered all the information he can about the defenders hands. Take this deal where South is faced with the question of where the queen of diamonds is located. West leads the K-A and another spade, East ruffing the third spade and declarer overruffing. Since he must lose a trump trick sooner or later, Souths only concern is to avoid a diamond loser. This would be easy enough to do if the location of the queen were known, but, lacking that knowledge, the best South can do is search for clues that might point the way to the habitat of the missing damsel. So at trick four, he leads the queen of hearts, which holds, followed by the ten. West takes the ace and exits safely with a heart. By this time, declarer already knows a great deal about Wests hand. West has shown up thus far with exactly six spades and three hearts. With nine of his cards accounted for, South must next try to learn whatever he can about Wests other four cards. He does this by cashing the A-K-Q of clubs, and when West follows suit to each of them, Souths problem is solved. He leads a low diamond to the king as West follows with the only diamond he can hold. South then continues with a diamond to the ten with a 100 percent certainty that it will win the trick, and the game is home.
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Chesley Sully Sullenberger and First Officer Jeff Skiles are truly remarkable: In January 2009, after both engines failed, they piloted US Air Flight 1549 to a safe water landing on the Hudson River in New York City. In doing so, they saved all 155 people on board. You might remember this from the news, and be intrigued that a movie is now going to explore their heroism, get inside their minds to understand how they acted and immerse us in the details of how it all went down. And then director Clint Eastwood starts Sully with the stultifying thud of an inquisition that has all the excitement of an economics conference. Its Sully (Tom Hanks) and Skiles (Aaron Eckhart) first meeting with the National Transit Safety Board, and the board members (Mike OMalley, Anna Gunn, Jamey Sheridan) are questioning the decisions the pilots made. In fairness the NTSB is just doing its job, but in depicting this first, Mr. Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby) emphasizes the investigation (that feels like a witch hunt) just as much as he does the miraculous landing itself, which establishes a flashback structure that doesnt necessarily serve the movie well. The sluggish start soon gives way to a disjointed narrative that offers multiple perspectives of the landing. We see Sully and Skiles in the cockpit as they act, and act fast. We see the landing from Sullys nightmares, from computer simulations and from the view of the Air Traffic Control worker (Patch Darragh) who tried to guide them to safety. Not helping are smaller moments that do little to add perspective: Sully calls his wife Lorrie (Laura Linney) multiple times, but she has little to do but look concerned. We also get flashbacks to Sullys youth and his military flying experience, but as one of the NTSB suits mentions, all that matters is US Air Flight 1549 everything else is irrelevant. These scenes pad the running time to a little more than 90 minutes, which is short by Mr. Eastwood standards and suggests there wasnt a lot from the real Sullys book (Highest Duty) for screenwriter Todd Komarnicki to draw from. Still, when we finally see the landing in full, its breathtaking, especially in IMAX. The ensuing rescue from NYPDs finest is also inspiring, and the entire sequence puts a lump in your throat even though you know it all turns out fine. More of this, and less of the back room bureaucratic nonsense Sully and Skiles had to endure, wouldve been welcome. Whats more, we know the investigation is a moot point because every person who was on that plane is still alive. And thats all that matters, right? Mr. Eastwoods insistence on dwelling on the negative and second-guessing therefore seems foolish, and doesnt help us appreciate Sully and Skiles heroism any more than we already do. Sully doesnt diminish our admiration of the real man whose instincts and 42 years of experience saved lives, but you cant help but wish it did a better job of telling his story. dan HUDAKpunchdrunkmovies.com >> Aaron Eckhart said hes always felt like he was going to die in a plane wreck, and that shooting the lm was a way for him to work through that fear. Choice Organic Tea Peach Green or Vanilla Rooibos 16-Count BoxFREEWith $20 Grocery OrderMust present coupon. While supplies last. Good through 9/22/16.California Pizza Kitchen Assorted Frozen Pizzas BUY ONE, GET ONE FREESave $7.69 on 2Must present coupon. While supplies last. Good through 9/22/16.Gerard Bertrand Gris Blanc Rose 750 mlFREEWith $65 Grocery OrderMust present coupon. While supplies last. Good through 9/22/16.
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Call Darlene Hall Follese at 495-9741 or email email@example.com. Civitan Clubs are dedicated to serving the needs of the community with an emphasis on the disabled. The Civitan International Research Center is dedicated to finding the cause, cure and better treatments of brain disorders including autism, Alzheimers disease and Down syndrome, among others. The Marco Island Civitan Club meets the second Tuesday of the month and has social/ educational meetings the fourth week of every month. The Naples Civitan Club meets the first Wednesday of the month and has social/educational meetings the third week of the month. For more information, call 774-2623 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Naples Ship Modelers is an informal group dedicated to the hobby of building wooden ship models. Members meet at 9:30 a.m. on the first and third Saturday of the month at the Landmark Naples community in North Naples. The next meetings are Sept. 17 and Oct. 1. Members are asked to bring their works in progress and be prepared to share techniques and tips. All are invited to enjoy lunch afterward at Fitzgeralds. For more information, call Dick Ritchie at 594-0868 or email dcritchie@comcast. net. 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 ussvi.org/base/naples.asp. The Collier County Stamp Club meets from 7-9 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month at the Naples Airport Office Building, 200 Aviation Drive. The next meeting is Sept. 22. Stamp trading follows the evenings program. All stamp enthusiasts are welcome. For more information, call 348-9845. Pi Beta Phi alumnae in the Naples, Bonita Springs, Marco Island and Estero areas are invited to meet and mingle at the Angels on the Town mixer from 4:306:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at South Fork Grill in Coconut Point, Estero. For more information, call Connie Kindsvater at 249-4969 or email email@example.com. Tech4Good SWFL welcomes staff and volunteers of nonprofit organizations who want to learn more about using technology to advance their mission and their community engagement and fundraising efforts. Meetings are from 6-8 p.m. on the first Tuesday each month at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6340 Napa Woods Way. At the Oct. 4 meeting, a branding expert will talk about easy ways to preserve brands in social media graphics. The meeting kicks off #SWFLGives, a Tech4Good SWFL initiative supporting local organizations participating in #GivingTuesday. Admission is free, and a light dinner is served. RSVP by emailing birgit. firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the club, visit tech4goodswfl.org. The San Marco Knights of Columbus Council #6344 meets on the first Tuesday of every month at the Parish Center at 851 San Marco Road, Marco Island. Membership is open to all Catholic men. The Knights sponsor bingo games, spaghetti dinners and Friday night fish dinners with the money collected helping out various charitable organizations in the community. The next meeting is Oct. 4. For more information, call John Caltabiano at 642-9840 or visit marcoknights.com. 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 Oct. 5. RSVP by calling 431-5224 or emailing email@example.com. 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 Oct. 5. Members also get together to paddle at 9 a.m. on the third Sunday of the month. The next paddle is Sept. 18. All are welcome. For more information, visit meetup.com/ Naples-Marco-Island-Paradise-CoastPaddlers-Club. Michael Develin is president of the club. 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 Oct. 6. For more information, visit corvettesofnaplesfl. com. 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 Oct. 6. All who are interested in collecting and studying antique clothing buttons are welcome. For more information, call 682-6117. The Naples Orchid Society welcomes members and guests to regular meetings on the first Thursday of the month at Moorings Presbyterian Church. The next meeting is Oct. 6. 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 naplesorchidsociety.org. The Genealogical Society of Collier County meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month October-June at Faith Lutheran Church, 4150 Goodlette-Frank Road. The next meeting is Oct. 11. Attendance is free, and all are welcome. For more information, call Madonna Crame at 455-7295 or visit thegscc.org. Members of the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1067-Naples meet at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Naples Municipal Airport. The next meeting is Oct. 5. The Naples chapter is one of approximately 1,700 EAA chapters worldwide. Members are pilots, student pilots, plane builders and aviation enthusiasts. The local chapter also serves 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 Oct. 9. For more information, call 649-6627 or visit eaa1067.com. Gamma Phi Beta Alumnae in Southwest Florida are invited to lunch at 11:30 a.m. on the second Monday of each month fr om J une-October at Brio in Waterside Shops. The next lunch is Oct. 10. For reservations or more information, call Lynne Nordhoff at 594-8420 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Naples Wednesday Bridge Club welcomes new members to join in at 9:15 a.m. every Wednesday in the clubhouse at Longshore Lake. The game is over by 3 p.m. Admission for $20 includes beverages, lunch and a small reward for the winning players. For more information, email Phil Reed at philbarb8142@ gmail.com. The Naples MacFriends User Group has hundreds of members who share a passion for all thing Apple and who love to learn from one another. Weekly meetings are open to all, free of charge, and take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. For more information, visit naplesmug.com. The Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at 1455 Pine Ridge Road. Admission is free, and all are welcome. The alliance welcomes donations of out-of-bloom or unwanted orchids, which members use for educational purposes. Free pick up is available and can be arranged by calling 498-9741. For more information, visit gulfcoastorchidalliance.com. The Naples chapter of PFLAG, Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, a support, education and advocacy group for families with gay or transgender members, meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road. The next meeting is Oct. 20. For more information, call 963-4670 or visit pflagnaples.org. The PCBUG computer and technology club invites all those interested in learning more about computers and mobile devices to its regular meetings at 5 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. The next meeting is Oct. 20. For more information call J. Burke at 6590659 or email email@example.com. Email club news to Cindy Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org.COURTESY PHOTO Naples Newcomers North welcomed its 14 newest members at the clubs September luncheon. Back row: Iggy Neubauer, Jan Mills, Lisa Kinka, Cookie Lamb, Valerie Weilmuenster and Andrea Koch. Front row: Jill Evans, Vicky Salazar, Louise Redziniak, Susan Woodall, Linda Cataldi, Jennifer Brandeis, Shelly Hooper and Denise Gagnon. Club members participate in a wide range of local activities and events in addition to gathering for lunch on the second Thursday of every month at country clubs around Naples. Learn more at naplesnewcomersnorth.com.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15-21, 2016 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 ALL ABOUT CLOSETSWe Create Function and Storage with Style. Innovative Design. Impeccable Craftsmanship. Flawless Service. Call for a Free Professional Design Consultation! Amy Wilson Email: email@example.com WWW.ALLABOUTCLOSETS.COM All About Closets is all about innovative design, impeccable craftsmanship and awless service. Our installations reect your dreams and your personality, while dramatically enhancing your home. Let me nd the perfect solution for you. SAVE THE DATE The fifth annual Trendy Tours and Trendy Travel travel expo and luncheon to benefit Champions For Learning takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Hilton Naples. Tickets are $49. For reservations or more information, call 449-9408 or email trendytours@ aol.com. Under the Stars at Shangri-La for Valeries House, a nonprofit devoted to providing grieving children and their families a caring place to share and find support, takes place from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at Shangri-La Springs in Bonita Springs. Tickets are $100. Sponsorships are available. For more information, go to ValeriesHouseSWFL.org. Project HELP holds its 20th annual Chocolate Extravaganza from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Hodges University, 2655 Northbrooke Drive in Naples. The fundraiser features a bounty of chocolate treats, savory hors doeuvres, wine, silent auction and music. Costumes in keeping with a masquerade theme are optional but encouraged. Tickets for $95 are available by calling the Project HELP office at 649-1404 or by going to projecthelpnaples.org/events.The nonprofit is seeking donations of chocolate cookies, candies, cakes, brownies and other bite-size items from restaurants, bakeries, chefs, stores and other businesses. Donors are invited to call the office if they can contribute 100 pieces of a chocolate item for guests to enjoy.Celebrating its 30th year in 2016, Project HELP is the state-certified rape recovery and victim services center serving all of Collier County. Free and confidential services are provided for people who are affected by sexual assault, human trafficking, sudden loss and other violent crime. The 24-hour helpline is 262-7227. Visit projecthelpnaples.org for more information. Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida hosts its 2016 Business Hall of Fame-Collier County the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. The event begins with cocktails and includes dinner along with recognition of this years Business Hall of Fame laureates. Junior Achievement students also attend and are seated with guests for dinner. For more information, call 2252590 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Humane Society Naples holds its 18th annual Fashion Show & Luncheon: Rock for the Paws from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. The afternoon includes a silent auction, cocktail hour, lunch with wine and fashions for people and pooches. Models walk the runway with adoptable dogs at their side. Marilyns Distinctive European Fashion will outfit the human models. Well-behaved canines are welcome to accompany their owners. Tickets are $195, and sponsorships opportunities are available. Call 438-4616, email events@ hsnaples.org or visit hsnaples.org/events. Youth Haven holds its third annual Uncorked wine pairing on Friday, Nov. 4, at Mediterra Beach Club. This years event will feature signature wines from Castello Banfi along with food pairings, a blind wine tasting and silent and live auctions. William Whiting, wine education director from Banfi Vintners, will also be on hand. Tickets for $125 are available at youthhavenswfl.org. Youth Havens annual Home, Hope and Healing Luncheon is set for Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort and will feature keynote speaker Jimmy Wayne, a foster care alumni who has used his musical success as a singer/ songwriter as a platform to raise awareness for homeless youth and at-risk children who age out of the foster care system at 18. In 2010, he walked halfway across America and chronicled his journey in his New York Times bestselling memoir Walk to Beautiful. Youth Haven is Collier Countys only emergency residential shelter for children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. For more information about the above events, call Angela Navarro at 687-5178 or email angela.navarro@ youthhavenswfl.org. The 13th annual Hats in the Garden luncheon and fashion show to benefit Naples Botanical Garden takes place Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Garden. This years chair is Kathryn Woods. Individual tickets are $550. Sponsorship opportunities range from $1,500 to $25,000. For information, email Meghan Gorman at email@example.com. The Immokalee Foundations 2016 Charity Classic Celebration, an evening of fine dining, entertainment and auctions of once-in-a-lifetime experiences to benefit TIF students, is set for Friday, Nov. 11, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. This years theme, 5 Years of We Are Immokalee, highlights the successes of TIF programs and students through the combined support of benefactors, corporate sponsors, mentors, community partners, instructors and volunteers. Guests will be able to support TIF student further during the galas Fund A Dream live bidding experience. Auction items include opportunities to fund college and vocational scholarships, reading support and intervention programs, summer camps and other programs that build leadership and life skills. TIF board members Don ONeill, Mac McDonald and Jay Stoney Stonesifer are coordinating TIFs largest fundraiser of the year. Tickets are $550; various underwriting and sponsorship opportunities are available. For details, call The Immokalee Foundation at 430-9122, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.immokaleefoundation.org. Friends and fans of Naples Equestrian Challenge kick up their heels for the 11th annual Bootstrap Boogie Barn Dance on Saturday, Nov. 12, at NEC headquarters off Goodlette-Frank Road. Arthrex returns as the title sponsor for 2016, and Dean and Dr. Junee Gardy are co-chairs. Guests enjoy live music, dancing, tasty vittles, mechanical bull rides, pony pie bingo, barn tours and much more. This years event will pay tribute to the special relationship riders have with NEC therapy horses and how riding gives them the freedom to dream. For tickets or more information, call 596-2988. The 58th annual NCH Hospital Ball set for Saturday, Nov. 12, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort will benefit the initial planning for expanding and modernizing the NCH Baker Hospital downtown emergency department. Dr. Paul and Susan Jones are chairing the gala. Tickets are $500. The NCH Physician of the Year and Nurses of the Year awards are also presented every year at the ball. For tickets or information about sponsorship opportunities, call 624-2019 or visit nchmd.org/hospitalball. The Playhouse Partners of Gulfshore Playhouse invite theater fans to A Loverly Tea luncheon to celebrate the production of My Fair Lady from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. Guests will enjoy a performance by the shows Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins. Tickets are $125. For more information, visit gulfshoreplayhouse.org. The Ohio State Alumni Club of Naples hosts the Buckeyes Care Luncheon & Fashion Show on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Hilton Naples. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Casual Connection of Naples will provide the runway fashions. Tickets are $60 ($70 for runway seating). Proceeds will benefit the Compassionate Care Fund at Lee Memorial Health System Regional Cancer Center to provide need-based financial assistance to those fighting cancer. Funds will pay for health insurance premium subsidies for the nonand underinsured, treatments, groceries, rent and utilities. For reservations or more information, call Sarah Smith at 992-8670 or Anne Knouse at 325-8962 or go to naplesbuckeyes.com. The inaugural Naples Holiday Soiree to benefit St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital is set for Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Club at Olde Cypress. For more information, visit stjude.org. CAPA Cultural and Performing Arts Center hosts its 10th annual gala, Decade of CAPAbilities A Celebration of the Arts, Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. Honorary chair of the evening is Claudia Polzin. Tickets for $295 include a cocktail reception, entertainment by the Naples Carolers led by vocalist Rebecca Richardson, dinner and a live auction. For reservations or more information, call 775-2800 or visit capacenter.org. The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida holds its third annual ladies luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 15, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. Keynote speaker Louise Borden is the author of The Journey that Saved Curious George: The True Wartime Escape of H.A. and Margret Rey. Invitations will be mailed in November. To be included on the mailing list, call Tim Morrison at 263-9200 or email Tim@holocaustmuseumswfl. org. Email details about your charity gala or fundraising soiree to Cindy Pierce at email@example.com.
C22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15-21, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY *Applies to 50 and 80 minute services. MondayThursday. Must be enjoyed on same visit. Your Favorite Spa Service just got better! b | tnf r r nt N.WS. tf.n. (t) b t ntfr, nttntr n | btn | fr | tbfrtf rbtn | tb | rtb | t | t | MARIA EPPICH / FLORIDA WEEKLY Like us on Facebook.com/NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and business networking photos at area e vents than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and business networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to cpierce@ oridaweekly.com. SOCIETYHeres to Wine 101 at Naples Wine Collection 1. Dorothy Whipple and James Nolan 2. Nick Parker discusses a wine while Kathy Francke, Greg Francke and Barbara Kundas listen attentively. 3. Ajan Sathan 4. Barbara Kundus and Laurie Orlando 5. Bob Barsky 6. Greg Francke and Kathy Francke 7. Bob Barsky and Nick Parker 8. Anastasia Burke and Laurie Orlando 9. Dana Schramek 10. Anastasia Burke 11. Anastasia Burke chats with Dana Schramek and James Nolan 3 1 4 7 8 2 5 6 3 10 11 9
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C24 WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15-21, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY FREE OF EQUAL OR LESSER VALUE. Offer expires 9-22-16. Not valid with any other coupons. 241 Center Street North Naples239-591-1200www.DaRuMaRestaurant.com AUTHENTIC RECIPES. FRESH INGREDIENTS. 4255 TAMIAMI TRAIL NORTH | NAPLES, FL 34103 239.302.1444 | www.felipestaqueria.com @FELIPESNAPLES MONDAY $2 Off Specialty Cocktails TUESDAY $3.50 Red or White Sangria WEDNESDAY $4 Margaritas ALL DAY THURSDAY $1 Off All Draft Beers FRIDAY $4 Margaritas from 4PMPMDAILY DRINK SPECIALS TACO TUESDAY SPECIALThree Soft Tacos with rice, beans, ensalada and an agua fresca or soft drink $9.42TAMALES THIS WEEK:Vegetable OR Carnitas Rojas CUISINE NEWSTarpon Bay Restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa hosts Passport to Spain, a five-course wine dinner featuring Torres Wines, at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. $95 per person, reservations required. 5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs. 390-4295 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Continental hosts a craft cocktail dinner at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20. The four-course tasting menu pairs yellowtail carpaccio with a Chapter VIII Volume 1 (Bloom Gin, lavender-infused Cocchi Americano Bianco, Banyan Reserve Vodka and orange bitters) and barbecue spare ribs with The Church Key (Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon, blueberry-sage shrub and lemon) and more. $45, reservations required. 1205 Third St. S. 659-0007 or damicoscontinental. com. Learn how to make items from the menu at Barbatella at home when Chef Jason Goddard leads a cooking class at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28. $45, includes a glass of wine and light dinner. 1290 Third St. S. 2631955 or b arbatellanap les.com. Chez Boet hosts a wine tasting featuring Alsatian wine with Jean Baptiste-Tarel from Cave de Turckheim, France, from 5:306:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28. Guests who stay for dinner afterward can deduct $20 from their dinner bill. $20. 755 12th Ave. S. 643-6177 or chezboetnaples.com. Artichoke & Company hosts a tasting showcasing the four major wine regions of Italy at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. 11920 Saradrienne Lane. 263-6979 or Ashley@artichokeandcompany.com. The Naples Art Association kicks off its monthly Dinner with the Artist series, which pairs local artists and chefs to create magical culinary experiences, at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, with Zendoodles Mario Vitale and Sage Catering Chef Amber Phillips. Call for pricing and details. 585 Park St. 262-6517 or naplesart.org. Lamoraga hosts its second annual Pink Celebrity Bartender Night to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation from 5:308:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13. Sports columnist and ESPN Radio host David Moulton will preside over the festivities while guest bartenders sling cocktails. Participating barkeeps include Crave Culinaires Brian Rolan, Pyure Brands CEO Benjamin Fleischer, Social Connect CEO Batya Haman, SuperBowl winner with the St. Louis Rams Tom Nutten, hairstylists Sashy and Stephi, Clive Daniel Home interior designer Wilfredo and former NFL player Winston Justice. $25, includes welcome drink and a selection of tapas. Purchase tickets at pickcelebrity. eventbrite.com. 3936 Tamiami Trail N. 3313669 or lamoragarestaurant.com. Naples Originals hosts its second annual Foodie Camp, a series of 90-minute cooking classes led by area chefs in local restaurants, from Monday through Thursday, Oct. 17-27. Classes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. are $50, and sessions from 5:30-7 p.m. are $60. Admission includes instruction, small plates, wine and takeaways. 435-3938 or foodiecampnaples.com.Bleu Provence presents The Naples Grand Prix, a sevencourse dinner from 6-10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7. Guests will step back in time to 1957 and the heydey of Frances signature racing event. Dishes prepared by Executive Chef Lysielle Cariot will be paired with wines selected by sommelier Jacque Cariot. $350, with proceeds to benefit The James Beard Foundation. 1234 Eighth St. S. 261-8239 or bleuprovencenaples.com. 21 Spices by Chef Asif hosts Italindia Night, where guests can enjoy plates of fusion Indo-Italian food, from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10. Andy LoRusso, The Singing Chef, worked with 21 Spices Chef Asif Syed to create the menu and will also perform Italian love songs. The menu includes dishes like grilled radicchio cups with fennel and baby shrimp, mandarin oranges with a garam masala balsamic glaze, lobster mulligatawny, Sicilian-style shrimp scampi with mustard and curry leaves, eggplant parmesan with Bombay aloo and tomato chutney and more. $95. 4270 Tamiami Trail E. 9198830 or 21 spicesdining.com. The Rotary Club of Naples and 5th Avenue South Business Improvement District host Festival on 5th, a food and wine extravaganza, from 4-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, on the downtown thoroughfare. Food and wine lovers can look forward to VIP vintner dinners, more than 50 premium wines and 30-plus craft beers and food from participating Fifth Avenue restaurants. A limited number of advanced tickets are available for $35-$75, with more available at the event. Proceeds will benefit a number of the Rotary Clubs charitable causes. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 272-5186 or napleswine.org. Email food and dining news to Lindsey Nesmith at email@example.com. Bleu Provence is taking reservations for its Nov. 7 sevencourse dinner to benefit the James Beard Foundation.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15-21, 2016 C25 Barbatella enhances your culinary experiences with Culture Nights, weekly performances and culinary happenings. Featured events include opera night, art night and a cooking class. For Reservations, Please Call 239.263.1955 1290 Third Street South, Naples, FL 34102 BarbatellaNaples.com 1186 Third Street South, Naples, FL 34102 Lunch at the Bar 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. $12.95Includes a Glass of House Red or White WineHappy Hour at the Bar 3-6 p.m.Half Price Cocktails, Beer & Wine by the GlassSunset Menu 5-7 p.m. $21.50Appetizer, Entree & DessertNIGHTLY SPECIALS MONDAY TUESDAY No Corkage Fee WEDNESDAY Sea Salts Twist on a Traditional Clambake with the Bounty of the Sea & Farm SUNDAY WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 Art Night 6:30 p.m.WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 Cooking Class 6:30 p.m. $1 Gulf Oysters During Happy Hour Monday-Thursday 1585 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 5, Naples, Florida 34109 239.592.0050 NoodlesCafe.comLUNCH/MONSAT 11:30 to 4DINNER/MON-SAT 4 to 10 & SUN 4 to 9LUNCH 11:30 to 3 SUSHI$9.99 PASTA$5.99PURCHASE OF A NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE REQUIRED. INCLUDES BOTTLE OF HOUSE WINECHOICE OF NOODLES ORIGINAL FAVORITE: Famous Chicken and Broccoli with Garlic & Oil Penne A La Vodka Sauce Homemade Meatball with Spaghetti Italian Sausage Onion Peppers Homemade Fettuccine Chicken Carbonara Homemade Lasagna Chicken ParmesanWITH A CARAFE OF SAKEINCLUDES TWO APPETIZERS: Edamame & Potstickers CHOICE OF TWO SUSHI ROLLS California Roll Vegetable Roll JB Roll with Salmon & Cream Cheese Mexican Roll Escolar & Asparagus Roll T una & Cucumber Roll Rainbow Roll(Assorted Fish on Top of a California Roll)ITALIAN SUSHIDINNER FOR 2 $29.954-6PM EARLY DINING, ORDER MUST BE PLACED BY 6PM Cannot be combined with any other offers, specials or coupons; not valid on holidays. OR is summer, all of our hours are happy at Ridgway!50% OFFExcluding Bottles of WineAll DrinksAVAILABLE IN OUR COURTYARD, DINING ROOMS OR AT THE BAR 1300 ird Street South (facing 13th Avenue South) Naples, FL 34102239.262.5500ridgwaybarandgrill.com SIP & STAY AWHILE... THE DISH The Dish: Chicken and Artichoke Hearts Pasta The Price: $9.95 for lunch, $17.95 for dinner The Place: Noodles Italian Caf & Sushi Bar Mission Square Plaza 1585 Pine Ridge Road The Hours: Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday; dinner from 4-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday (closed for lunch Saturday and Sunday) The Details: I dont know how many times Ive tucked into this satisfying dish over the years, but I do know that not once have I been disappointed. When a long-lost friend suggested Noodles for lunch one day last week, it was all I could think about until the appointed day and time arrived. I pretended to look at the menu for a minute before placing my order. A few minutes later, heaven: a pile of house-made spinach fettuccine topped with chunks of tender chicken breast sauted with sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts and kalamata olives and tossed in a fresh basil cream sauce. I cleaned my plate and didnt eat again until the next morning. Cindy Pierce firstname.lastname@example.org
C26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15-21, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY VINODrink more wine? Were doing it alreadyOver in the France, Italy and Spain, theyve been making wine for literally thousands of years. Here in the U.S., we dont have a wine culture like they do, because we just havent been doing it long enough. We also eliminated our emerging wine industry during Prohibition, and it took about half a century for American winemaking to recover just a little bit. So other countries have always outpaced us in the amount of wine their citizens consumed and appreciated. Until now. The Wine Institute reports steady growth in wine consumption in the U.S. over the past 15 years. In fact, its grown by 30 percent, from two gallons per person per year in 2000 to almost three gallons last year. My drink more wine message must be getting through, though I certainly cant take all the credit. Historically, the leading country in wine consumption has been France. No surprise. But wine sales in that country have been declining. Americans now consume 13 percent of the worlds wine, and the French consume 11 percent. Why is this happening? Partly, we can thank the millennial generation. Even though boomers are the largest group of wine drinkers, millennials are gulping down an ever-increasing share and theyre coming to the wine world earlier in life. Almost a third of millennials report drinking wine on a daily basis opposed to less than one in five of their older counterparts. (Im doing my part to catch up to them). John Gillespie, president of the Wine Market Council, reports that even Gen-Xers (38-49 year olds), are stepping up their wine consumption as they get into their middle and later 30s and early 40s. Millennials are changing the wine culture just as dramatically as theyve affected the world of craft beer. First, winemakers are scrambling to create more innovative packaging, trying to attract younger consumers. One new wine called Loco, has a cute little straitjacket around the bottle. Other packages, such as boxed and canned wine, are also growing in popularity. Too, this generation tends to order wine by the glass in restaurants, rather than by the bottle. Theyre being adventurous, sampling a wider range of styles, which is affecting the way wineries produce their product. The new hot product is the wine keg, which allows bars and restaurants to serve wine on tap, instead of from the bottle. A company called Free Flow offers the wines of over 450 well-respected wineries in kegs for on-tap service. Where is this taking us? First, I predict that the quality of wines in boxes and cans will impr ove, making better beverages available in a wider variety of situations. It will be easier to take good wine along to picnics, cookouts and similar events. Second, as demand increases, the selection of wines will expand, offering us more choices in wine styles, winegrowing regions and even increased availability of wines made from more interesting, nonstandard grape varietals. Even though August is a distant memory, theres still time to enjoy warm-weather whites Ehlers Estate 2015 Sauvignon Blanc ($28) Nice characteristic grapefruit, melon, lemon flavors. A bit more full-bodied than some weve tried. Drink this in the hot tub. WW 89-90. Priest Ranch 2015 Grenache Blanc ($22) Interesting minerality on the nose, along with white flower fragrance. Refreshing lemon and pineapple flavors on the palate. WW 89-90. Frank Family 2014 Carneros Chardonnay ($26) If you like oaked Chardonnay, this one has your name on it. Barrel fermented and aged in barrels for nine months, there are pronounced aromas of sweet oak, caramel and smoke. Soft on the palate with vanilla, yellow peach and Anjou pear flavors. WW 93.Ask the Wine Whisperer Q. I dont have a fancy wine cellar or anything. So whats the best way to store my wine? Harris G., Port St. LucieA. The biggest enemies of wine are light, heat and vibration. So definitely keep your bottles out of direct sunlight and in a room where you dont keep the lights on all the time, like a back bedroom or study. You can store them at room temperature and dont expose them to large variations in temperature. And dont put them in a cute little wine rack on top of the refrigerator. Vibration is a big no-no. If you have some really high quality wines, the bottom of a closet is usually a good choice. Jerry Greenfield, The Wine Whisperer, is creative director of Greenfield Advertising Group. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15-21, 2016 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 LUNCH SPECIALS Daily from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. BAR HAPPY HOUR Half Price Alcoholic Beverages & Tapas Selections$ Daily from 11:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Nightly from 8:30 p.m. to Closing TWO HAPPY DINNERS $34.95 Offered Sun-Thu 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. & Fri-Sat 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.Featuring Local Seafood & Florida Fresh Produce. Add House or Caesar Salad $5. Add Preferred Liquor at Happy Hour Price. Specially discounted products cannot be combined with other promotions. CLOSED ON MONDAYS DURING AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER CUISINECraving Fashion promises to satisfy every appetite BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.comFoodies and fashionistas will find common ground at Waterside Shops fourth annual Craving Fashion event, which combines shopping with light bites from more than two dozen local restaurants, from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23. Guests will enjoy generous cocktail and wine samples, seafood, pasta, sushi, desserts and candy from a wide range of cuisines that include contemporary American, Peruvian, Indian, Italian and Spanish. All proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida and United Way of Collier County. This is such an exciting way to ease from summer to season, says Anne Fleming, Waterside Shops general manager. Not only do our guests have an amazing time, they are able to help us support two worthwhile local charities. Participating restaurants will vie for awards in two categories: taste and ambience. Judging in the taste category will be by Norman Love of Norman Love Confections, local foodie Linda Harden, NBC-2 news anchor Chad Oliver, Florida Weekly restaurant critic Karen Feldman and Naples Illustrated Editor-in-Chief Teri Evans. Judging for ambience will be Frank Verpoorten of The Baker Museum, Amanda Jaron of A. Jaron Fine Jewelry, Heather Donlan of Heather Donlan Photography, Aimee Schlehr of the Naples Art Association and Kristin Coury of Gulfshore Playhouse. I participated as a judge last year and I ate a lot of food, my goodness, says Mr. Love, a celebrated p astry chef and chocolatier who is headquartered in Southwest Florida. It was a really wonderful event. His chocolate salon will serve pastries at the event. Its a privilege to be involved when the culinary community comes together for all the right reasons, he adds. It makes perfect sense. Ms. Jaron is returning as a judge at Craving Fashion. Last years event, she says, raised the bar for ambience. Its not just about eating food, its about approaching each vignette and how they bring their restaurant into their exhibit space along the walkways of Waterside Shops. This year, she hopes restaurants will incorporate some seating or bar areas into their set-ups. First place for taste last year went to Lucky Mi, a pan-Asian restaurant at Seminole Casino Immokalee. Culinary Outfitters Catering took second place, and Incas Kitchen took third. Ambience winners were Lurcat Catering in first place, Sushi-Thai of Naples in second and The Bay House in third. In addition to the cuisine competition, five local fashionistas will create an original ensemble from a mystery box of garments to style for their model. The efforts of style gurus Ryan Stanley, Juan Capistran, Rufino Hernandez, Wilfredo Emmanuel and Doug Olsen will be judged Katherina Lande, Naples Illustrated style and fashion diretor. Craving Fashion food tickets for $50 can be purchased at cf16.eventbrite.com, with proceeds to benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. Drinks packages for $10-$20 can be purchased at unitedwayofcolliercounty.org, with all proceeds to benefit United Way of Collier County. For more information, visit watersideshops.com or follow Craving Fashion on Facebook. Scenes from Craving Fashion 2015: 1. A sushi boat at the Sushi Thai booth 2. Carmen Taylor, Brian Roland and Nicole Roland 3. Julie Chicherella and Joe Chicherella 4. Rachel Zamora and Priya Roloff of the Naples Grande 5. Seafood from the Claw Bar at Tierneys Tavern 1 4 2 5 3Craving Fashion 2016 participating restaurantsArio at Marco Island Marriott Artichoke & Co. The Bay House Bayside Seafood & Grille Bricktops Brio Tuscan Grille California Pizza Kitchen Candy Grandy Club Sushi Crave Culinaire DeRomos Felipes Taqueria Fire & Rice Flemings Steakhouse Heres How Catering Tarpon Bay Restaurant at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Incas Kitchen La Moraga M Waterfront Grill Noodles Italian Caf & Sushi Bar Nordstrom Caf Bistro Pinchers Crab Shack Sage Events & Catering Seasons 52 Lucky Mi at Seminole Casino Immokalee 7th Avenue Social Shulas Steak House Stage Deli Fine Foods Sushi-Thai Tommy Bahamas Restaurant & Bar Tonys Off Third Trulucks Seafood, Steak & Crab HouseCOURTESY PHOTOS2017 Naples Winter Wine Festival promises a Bright Sunshiny DayMore than 30 of the worlds preeminent wineries representing 12 wine producing regions, five countries and three continents will pour at the 17th annual Naples Winter Wine Festival alongside culinary giants with a collective 11 Michelin Stars, 13 James Beard Awards and 10 James Beard Award nominations. Leading the lineups are Chef de Cuisine Wolfgang Puck and Honored Vintner Pierre Lurton with celebrity chefs Tom Colicchio, Richard Reddington and Michael Tusk creating culinary masterpieces to highlight selected vintages. Old and new world vintners including Chateau Haut-Brion, Colgin Cellars and Staglin Family Vineyard are making repeat appearances. The 2017 NWWF: Bright Sunshiny Day, takes place Friday-Sunday, Jan. 27-29. On the first evening, guests will be chauffeured to one of 18 intimate dinners prepared by famous chefs in private homes throughout Naples. Saturday is the grand tasting and auction where guests will bid on an array of extraordinary wine and travel experiences. Attendance is limited to 580 guests. Ticket packages start at $10,000 per couple. All proceeds benefit the Naples Children & Education Foundation, which awards grants to dozens of nonprofit organizations that impact the lives of over local children. For more information, call Barrett Farmer at 514-2239 or email barrett@ napleswinefestival.com.
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SWFL Fastest Selling New Home CommunityNew home buyers are flocking to Ave Maria, the fastest selling single-family community in both Collier and Lee counties. 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. A-rated public and private schools invite positive educational experiences for families while retirees embrace the many outdoor and indoor activities along with year-round free events. Ave Maria Earns Top AwardsAve Maria has garnered recognition locally and nationally, being named a Top 40 Master Planned Community in the United States, Collier Countys Community of the Year, and a Top 20 Places to Retire. Amenities For EveryoneAve 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. 40 Floor Plans from 3 Top BuildersOur three buildersCC Homes, Del Webb, and Pulte Homes present over 40 floor plans to design and build your new home in Ave Maria. Customize your home with special additions offered by our builders such as a second-floor bonus room, outdoor casita, third-car garage, and much more. Many of our builders also offer move-in ready homes. Pulte HomesWith 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 onsite sales representative in Hampton Village for more information. Three models open daily. Del Webb NaplesDel 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. Now Openthe Rusty Putter for lunch and afternoon fare. 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 RidgeMaple 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 UsFor more information visit Ave Maria at 5076 Annunciation Circle # 104, avemaria.com or by calling 239352-3903. 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. Why new home buyers choose Ave Maria WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15-21, 2016 1SPONSORED CONTENT YOUR GUIDE TO NEW HOME COMMUNITIES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA Ave Maria offers over 40 floor plans from 3 top builders with prices from the $180s.
Kalea Bays community amenities popular with buyersResidential tower hits penthouse floorIf the clubhouse is the social and recreational centerpiece of a community then this fabulous amenity of Kalea Bay will surely be one of the busiest places in the gated, luxury residential high-rise community currently being developed on Vanderbilt Drive in North Naples. There are several reasons buyers have decided to purchase at Kalea Bay, said Inga Wilson, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Kalea Bay. The first is the beautifully designed threebedroom plus den/three-and-a-halfbath and four-bedroom/four-bath tower residences with Gulf views. The other is our spectacular community clubhouse. Not only will it be a dramatic site as residents and visitors drive into the community, but it will also be the envy of every community in the Naples area. Kalea Bays 88,000-square-foot clubhouse is located on the north side of the large lake at the communitys entrance and is currently under construction. The clubhouse will feature three individual pools, including a resort pool, an adults-only pool and a childrens pool, plus an expansive pool deck, an open air bar, an indoor/outdoor restaurant, a snack bar, an Internet cafe and a gifts and sundries shop. All three pools will overlook the lake and provide a multitude of recreational options for everyone who lives and visits here, said Wilson. Expansive sun decks with lounge chairs and native, tropical plants separate each of the three pools for the ultimate in privacy. If basking in the sun or taking a refreshing dip in the pool isnt on a residents schedule, perhaps meeting friends for lunch, dinner or drinks is. We have the perfect place for all three, said Wilson. The indoor/outdoor restaurant will serve phenomenal meals throughout the day. And what better way to celebrate the good life in Florida than meeting family and friends for drinks while watching the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico. This is what living in Florida is supposed to be. Just a short walk from the clubhouse will be the tennis pavilion with six lighted Har-Tru tennis courts. Nearby are 24 guest suites to accommodate overnight guests and family members. Having that number of guest suites is unusual for a luxury high-rise community, but its an amenity many of our residents are excited about especially when they have extended family visiting, said Wilson. Rather than putting their guests up in hotels throughout the Naples and Bonita Springs area, they can vacation within the community. Its a real convenience. There will also be a shuttle service, originating from the clubhouse, to the beach. Two of the top rated beaches in the country are only minutes away from Kalea Bay, stated Wilson. They include Barefoot Beach Preserve Park, which was ranked #2 nationally in 2015, and Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, which was ranked #9. Construction on the clubhouse is slated for completion in the summer of next year and will coincide with the anticipated move-in of the residents in the first tower. The 22-story tower, with 120 residences, will have 20 floors of residences over two floors of parking. At the current time construction crews are working on the towers penthouse floor. Six floor plans are available at Kalea Bay with prices currently starting at $1.3 million. Residences 1 and 6 are 4-bedroom/4bath plans with 3,755 total square feet. Residences 2 and 5, with three-bedrooms plus den and three-and-a-half baths, have 3,835 total square feet. Residences 3 and 4 are four-bedroom/fourbath plans with 3,921 total square feet. All residents of Kalea Bay will revel in gulf views, open floor plans, a private elevator leading directly into their residence, 9-foot, 2-inch high ceilings 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 said spectacular views are available to every resident, no matter which floor they live on. With all our rooftop amenities, including our sky lounge, pool and open-air fitness center, residents can enjoy daily views of the Gulf of Mexico, the nature preserves that surround us, and of course, the beaches. For more information regarding Kalea Bay visit the onsite sales center. It is located two-tenths of a mile north of Wiggins Pass Road, off Vanderbilt Drive, at 13910 Old Coast Road in North Naples. Additional information is available by calling (239) 793-0110 or online at KaleaBay.com. Above: This recent aerial of Kalea Bay shows the first tower reaching skyward as construction also continues on the clubhouse on the far right. Kalea Bay residences will enjoy their clubhouse day and night. Kalea Bays first tower was designed with rooftop amenities, including a sky lounge, spectacular pool and open-air fitness center. Left: One of the three pools at the Kalea Bay clubhouse (on right) is for adults only. Below: The 88,000-square-foot clubhouse features three separate pools, a deck bar, an indoor/ outdoor restaurant and an Internet cafe. 2 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15-21, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
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Limited opportunities remaining at Naples Square Phase IIWith Phase II construction at Naples Square approaching completion in first quarter, 2017, The Ronto Group announced limited opportunities to be in a newly constructed downtown Naples residence for the 2017 winter season remain available. Just 15 Phase II residences are available for purchase. Sales volume is now over $53 million. Naples Square is being developed by Ronto at the corner of 5th Avenue South and GoodletteFrank Road in downtown Naples. The communitys 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 continue to attract homebuyers to downtown Naples. Five available Phase II plans range from over 1,200 to over 2,800 square feet under air and are priced from the $600s. Each of Naples Square residences includes controlled access under-building parking. Base-priced at $630,000, the Phase II Alton great room plan features 1,268 square feet under air 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 plans open feeling continues with a dining area that merges with the great rooms seating area. The plan includes a walk-in closet in the owners bedroom. The two-bedroom plus den, two-bath Phase II Ballard plan offers 1,529 square feet of air conditioned space 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 can provide ensuite guest quarters. A counter-height island in the kitchen offers seating as well as a stainless steel sink, dishwasher and a food preparation area. The Ballard will be featured as one of three Phase II furnished models and will showcase an interior by Robb and Stucky. Base-priced at $825,000, the Phase II Chelsea twobedroom plus den, two-anda-half bath plan includes 1,843 square feet under air and a 238 square feet balcony. The great room, master bedroom, and guest bedroom 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 walk-in closets and a bath with a glass-enclosed shower and tub and separate vanities. Baers Furniture is creating the interior for the Phase II Chelsea model. The Phase II Denison plan offers 2,264 square feet of living space and a 290 square feet balcony. The Phase II Denison model is designed by Renee Gaddis Interiors. 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 bar seating, and a wraparound balcony accessed from the family room, dining room, and one of the guest bedrooms. The owners suite includes a bedroom with a private 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 and double-stacked windows, a dining room, an island kitchen, and a second floor with a 330 square feet flex room, the 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 master bath. The Phase II Franklin features a private oversized one-car garage accessed directly from the residence and is basepriced at $1,400,000. The Phase II residences will present an extraordinary level of livability and luxurious finishes. Standard details include porcelain tile flooring in the living areas, kitchens and baths in sizes up to 24 x 24, 8-foot solid core interior doors, 8-foot exterior and sliding glass doors, contemporary, 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 laundry rooms with a Whirlpool Duet front load washer and dryer and a utility sink in most plans. Open kitchen designs include KitchenAid Architect Series II stainless steel appliances, European frameless construction, full-overlay cabinetry with a variety of door profiles, finish selections and hardware, a stainless steel, under-mount sink with a pull-out spray faucet, and granite and quartz countertop options that are three centimeters thick. The master baths feature marbletopped vanities with dual sinks, showers with bench seats and glass enclosures, soaking tubs with most floor plans, and a separate water closet. Naples Square offers numerous amenities to enhance its downtown living experience. Phase I residents are already enjoying a fitness center with state-of-the-art strength and cardio equipment that will be readily available to residents in Phase II. Courtyard amenity decks at each building feature resort-style heated swimming pools and spas, sundecks, pavilion bars with gas grills, and gas fire tables with seating that offer an ideal setting for socializing. Club rooms and terraces open to the pool areas and include bars, televisions, billiards tables, and furnished fire pit areas on the courtyard level. Private storage and bicycle storage within the garage are also included. The Naples Square Sales Gallery at 100 South Goodlette-Frank Road in downtown Naples is open daily. Three previously sold furnished models showcasing the Phase I Chelsea, Denison, and Essex floor plans are open for guided tours with a sales associate. Visit NaplesSquare.com. Above: The Phase I Denison model is one of three furnished Naples Square models available for a guided tour with a sales associate. Right: Like Phase I, Naples Square will include a club room and courtyard amenity deck that offer an ideal setting for socializing. Below: Phase II construction at Naples Square continues on schedule for completion in first quarter, 2017. Just 15 Phase II residences remain available 4 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15-21, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
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Stock starts construction of models, move-in ready homes at Naples ReserveStock Signature Homes, the luxury homebuilding division of Stock Development, announced it has started construction of furnished models and unfurnished, move-in ready homes at Naples Reserve. Four of the five models and two of the three move-in ready residences are scheduled for completion in January. Pricing for the furnished models and move-in ready homes will be determined as construction progresses. Naples Reserve is a 688-acre gated community being developed by iStar midway between Naples and Marco Island along the U.S. 41 Tamiami Trail/Collier Boulevard 951 corridor. The community features 22 interconnected manmade lakes that comprise forty-percent of site, the largest being the 54-acre Eagle Lake. Stock Signature Homes is building in Naples Reserves Parrot Cay and Sparrow Cay neighborhoods. Stocks 2,947 square feet Madison floor plan in Parrot Cay includes a great room and dining room that open to an outdoor living area and pool deck, four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, a study, an island kitchen, and a three-car garage. Vogue Interiors Sheila Corasaniti, IDS has created the Madisons coastal transitional interior. Her color palette mixes celery green backgrounds with black, off-white, grey, and silver accents. The flooring in the living areas is 12 x 24-inch marble-look porcelain tile. Soco Interiors Daniel Kilgore, ASID and design assistant Sirena Gilmore have created the interior for Stocks Muirfield III model in Parrot Cay. The 3,255 square feet floor plan includes a living room that opens to an outdoor living area with a summer kitchen, island bar, pool, and spa, four bedrooms, threeand-a-half baths, a study, formal dining room, an island kitchen and breakfast nook, and a three car garage. The contemporary coastal design will convey a relaxed but elegant vibe. The color palette blends soft greys, white, sky blues, and pops of navy. The flooring in the living areas is porcelain faux wood in a light grey tone. Kilgore has also created the interior for the Anastasia model in Sparrow Cay. The 2,913 square feet Anastasia floor plan offers three bedrooms, three-anda-half baths, a formal dining room, an island kitchen and morning room, a computer and craft center, and a great room that opens to an outdoor living area with a summer kitchen, pool, and spa. A two-car garage and a one-car garage are included. The color palette showcases rustic backgrounds, cream and honey wood tones, greys, and seaglass green and coral accents. The flooring throughout the living areas is porcelain faux wood in a honey oak color. Nancy Peck, owner of Nancy Peck Interiors designed the interior of Stocks Venice model in Sparrow Cay. Her inviting color palette includes beigeon-beige with creams, neutrals and splashes of blues and seagrass green. The flooring is large format beige porcelain tile set on the diagonal. The 2,643 square feet floor plan includes a great room and island kitchen, a formal dining room, three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, an outdoor living space with a comfortable sitting area, pool, and spa, a one-car garage, and a two-car garage. Stocks 2,384 square feet Biscayne floor plan in Sparrow Cay offers a great room, an island kitchen and breakfast nook, a study, three bedrooms, a twocar garage, and a one-car garage. The great room opens to the outdoor living spaces conversation area, pool, and spa. The Biscayne model showcases an interior by Michael Hayes and C. Chad Elkins of Hayes Elkins Design for Pizzazz Interiors. Their new traditional design style showcases a neutral toned color palette with linen and flax tones, light beiges, and creams. The flooring in the living areas is a six by 36-inch Gravel Road porcelain tile. Stocks unfurnished, move-in ready residences at Naples Reserve include the 2,812 square feet Belfield residence in Parrot Cay and the 2,600 square feet Captiva and 2,895 square feet Useppa II residences in Sparrow Cay. The Belfield great room plan offers an island kitchen, formal dining room, a study, three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, an outdoor living area with a pool and spa, and a three car garage. The four bedroom, three-and-a-half bath unfurnished Captiva residence includes a spacious great room, dining room, and kitchen, a study, a covered lanai, pool and spa, and a three car garage. The Useppa II residence offers four bedrooms, four baths, a study, a sprawling great room, island kitchen, and dining area, an outdoor living area with a pool and spa, and a three-car garage. In addition to the furnished models and unfurnished, move in ready homes now under construction, Stock is excited to introduce three brand new floor plans that have been added to Stocks library of homes specifically for Sparrow Cay at Naples Reserve. The 3,250 square feet under air Plantation, the 2,909 square feet Marathon and the 2,630 square feet Siesta are three to four bedroom plus study homes that are ideally suited to Naples Reserves waterfocused lifestyle. As Stock Development celebrates its 15th year as Southwest Floridas preeminent homebuilder, Stock Signature Homes is expanding its reach in Southwest Florida with homes in The Concession Golf Club 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 by Stock Development, Babcock Ranch, Estuary at Grey Oaks, TwinEagles, Esplanade Golf & Country Club of Naples, The Isles of Collier Preserve, downtown Naples, the Park Shore and Pine Ridge neighborhoods in Naples and on Marco Island, and in Palm Beach. To learn more about the luxury residences offered by Stock Signature Homes throughout Southwest Florida, visit stockdevelopment.com. ABove: Soco Interiors Daniel Kilgore, ASID and design assistant Sirena Gilmore have created the interior for Stock Signature Homes 3,255 square feet Muirfield III model in Parrot Cay at Naples Reserve. Stock Signature Homes is building its 2,913 square feet Anastasia furnished model in Sparrow Cay at Naples Reserve. The 2,947 square feet under air Madison model is one of five furnished models Stock Signature Homes is building in the Parrot Cay and Sparrow Cay neighborhoods at Naples Reserve. 8 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15-21, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY CHAPTER 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. Exclusive Sales & Marketing by Wilson& 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 KaleaBay.com 239-793-0110 Some say the sky is the limit. We see it as just the Beginning.
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, says Sales and Marketing Director Barbara Bengochea-Perez. Buyers are attracted to the condominiums central location in a gated community as well as the fact that our homes are very spacious and are a great value, she adds. Majestic Palms prime location just off historic McGregor Boulevard is just minutes from the beaches of Sanibel and Fort Myers, as well as a multitude of merchants and shopping centers, schools, fine restaurants and high-profile sports-andentertainment 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 SEPTEMBER 15-21, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY ~ FEATURED HOME ~Jasmine GrandeHOMESITE 1542 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2-car garage, custom choice home features den, sitting room and beautiful water view2,933 a/c sq. ft.$999,047Available September 2016! $40,000 Incentive* SAVE UP TO $40,000 *Jasmine Grande BUY NOW AND ENJOY THE ISLES LIFESTYLE THIS SEASON! Luxury Villas, Coach Homes & Single-Family Homes from the mid $300s to over $1 million~ MOVE-IN READY COACH HOME ~PoincianaHOMESITE 2523 Bedroom / 2 Bath / 2-Car Garage 2nd Floor Private Elevator Included 1,952 a/c sq. ft.$510,290 $40,000 Incentive*~ MOVE-IN READY VILLA HOME ~MimosaHOMESITE 2612 Bedroom / 2 Bath / Den / 2-Car Garage Pool & Spa / Water View 1,780 a/c sq. ft.$549,260 $40,000 Incentive*Guided Boat Tours every Friday Saturday 9:30 am 4 pm and Sunday 11:30 am 3 pm Explore our nature trails and waterways on Minto bicycles and kayaks Classic Old Florida Clubhouse Fitness Center Resort-Style Pool Lap Pool Cabanas Tennis Courts Kayak Launch Event Lawn Pickleball Courts 8 Miles of Scenic Kayak, Hiking and Biking TrailsThe Isles Club Now Open!On the south shore of Naples Bay 5445 Caribe Avenue, Naples, FL 34113 Located on US 41/Tamiami Trail East, just south of Thomasson DriveTour 16 New Models Today!Only 5 Minutes to Downtown Naples and the BeachesNestled within a pristine natural setting, The Isles of Collier Preserve captures the timeless architecture and traditions of Old Naples. Over half of the 2,400 acres are dedicated to lakes, nature preserves and natural habitat. Elegant singlefamily, villa and coach homes overlook miles of scenic kayak and biking trails along the tranquil Cypress Waterway. Visit our interactive Discovery Sales Center and experience this one-of-a-kind community for yourself. Best of All, No CDD Fees! For location, hours of operation and further details about our award-winning communities throughout Florida, visit mintofla.com.*Limited time incentive on select homes, please see New Home Sales Professional for details. Minto Communities, LLC 2016. All rights reserved. Content may not be reproduced, copied, altered, distributed, stored or transferred in any form or by any mean s without express written permission. Artists renderings, dimensions, speci cations, prices and features are approximate and subject to change without notice. Minto, the Minto logo, The Isles of Collier Preserve and The Isles of Collier Preserve logo are trademarks of Minto Communities, LLC and/or its af liates. CGC 1519880. 9/2016 Grand Opening New Model from Stock Signature Homes! PRE-CONSTRUCTION OPPORTUNITY starting at $187,000 TO LEARN MOREVisit: www.MajesticPalmsCondominiums.com Call: (239) 500-JAXI (5294) Option #2 or Email: info@MajesticPalmsCondominiums.com JAXI CMD Proudly IntroducesLUXURY CONDOMINIUMSMAJESTICPALMSNew Luxurious Residences Just Miles from the Sandy Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel
Allure is destined to become Downtown Fort Myers most sought-after addressAnticipation for ALLURE, a magnificent, luxury high-rise condominium community to be built on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River in the Historic Downtown Fort Myers River District, has been escalating rapidly since sales for the exciting development were launched early this year. ALLURE will feature two sleek, contemporary 32-story towers hosting 292 open-concept, luxury residences. The property spans three acres directly on the wide, glimmering river within easy walking distanceor a trolley rideto the charming downtown with all of its shops, restaurants, theaters, galleries and nightspots. One, two, and three-bedroom floor plans are available with prices from the $300s to over $1 million. In addition to some of the most breathtaking views of the river as well as a panorama of historic buildings, estates, gardens and bridges, residences at ALLURE will boast an enviable array of design features and finishes. Among the most noteworthy are natural-gas ranges and ovens, seamless glass walk-in showers (some with double shower heads), and a smart-technology-driven, high-efficiency HVAC system. The chef-inspired kitchens will feature European frameless cabinetry, quartz waterfall-style islands and ceramic glass backsplashes. Luxurious residences at ALLURE will also feature private entrance elevators and include covered garage parking with 24-hour controlled access. Charging stations for electric vehicles will also be provided. ALLURE is destined to become the citys most enviable address given its worldclass, resort-style amenities and features. Residents will enjoy a grand porte-cochere entry with an eye-catching water feature, a pool deck with a cascading, infinity-edge pool overlooking the water, and a tranquil, Allure Your Senses rooftop garden with monumental works by international artist Edgardo Carmona. ALLURE will also feature a peaceful, landscaped riverfront promenade, a private screening room with cutting edge audiovisual equipment and theater-style seating, mens and womens spa facilities with saunas and showers, social gathering rooms with fireplace, billiards, game tables, and areas for relaxing and quiet reading. Residents of ALLURE will also enjoy Bocce Ball on the rooftop and Pickleball by the pool. Fiber-optic wiring for high-speed Internet and WiFi will keep residents connected and the concierge service will ensure daily life runs smoothly and effortlessly for all of those fortunate enough to call ALLURE home. ALLURES prime location in the Historic Downtown Fort Myers River District, puts residents in a vibrant neighborhood that is continuing to thrive and evolve. Offering the best of arts, culture, and entertainment, while combining tropical urbanism and small town charm, the Historic Fort Myers River District has become extremely attractive to visitors and local residents alike. With over 50 cafes, bars and restaurants, the pedestrian and pet-friendly historic downtown offers unlimited options for dining and nightlife to suit any taste. Arts and culture abound in the River District where the brick streets are lined with eclectic boutiques and art galleries, historic landmarks and architecture, museums, and even a professional theater. Residents of ALLURE looking for a night on the town can enjoy a theatrical production, followed by an elegant dinner, and top off the evening with cocktails at a popular nightspot, and it is all just steps or a trolley ride away from their luxurious home. In addition to all of our on-site amenities, Allures prime location provides our residents with five square miles of amenities right outside of their door, says ALLURE Sales and Marketing Director Barbara Bengochea-Perez. As if that werent enough, the city also organizes regular concerts and special events including Art Walk and Music Walk that have become extremely popular among downtown residents and visitors. Adding to the excitement and growth of the area is the recently announced Autograph Collection Hotel, one of Marriotts top lifestyle hotel brands, which is planned for the River District as part of the Harborside Event Center. The sales gallery features a model of one of the elegant residences at ALLURE with vignettes of a kitchen, living room and dining room. The sales gallery is located on the first floor of the Fort Myers City Pier building at 1300 Hendry Street. To learn more about ALLURE, call (239) 500JAXI (5294), ext. 1 or visit online at www. AllureLuxuryCondominiums.com. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15-21, 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 week239-500-JAXI (5294) www.AllureLuxuryCondominiums.com www.AllureLuxuryCondominiums.com Info@AllureLuxuryCondominiums.com Info@AllureLuxuryCondominiums.com Concie rge rge Private Theater Private Theater Fitness, Spa, Sauna Fitness, Spa, Sauna Infinity Edge Pool Infinity Edge Pool High-Speed Internet High-Speed Internet & WIFI & WIFI Sculpture Garden Sculpture Garden natural gas cooking natural gas 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. 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Your Downtown Meets Our DowntownWhat do Ohio, New York, Illinois and Texas have in common? They all live at Naples Square! Residents come from across our great country to experience this unique downtown lifestyle. So whether youre a Wolverine or a Buckeyea Yankee or a Sox fanwere proud youve chosen to live at Naples Square. Take a look at the list below to see where others are from who are living here. Thank you! 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. Sales Center Open Daily at 100 Goodlette-Frank Road South NaplesNaplesSquare.com 239.228.5800 CALIFORNIA Fresno COLORADO Edwards CONNECTICUT New Canaan North Haven Somers D.C. Washington DELAWARE Wilmington FLORIDA Bonita Springs Cape Coral Delray Beach Flagler Beach Fort Lauderdale Naples Santa Rosa Beach GEORGIA Atlanta Cumming Duluth ILLINOIS Batavia Chicago Glen Ellyn Glencoe Hinsdale Lake Zurich Oak Brook Saint Charles Vernon Hills Willowbrook Winnetka KENTUCKY Lexington MASSACHUSETTS Andover Boston Charlestown Northborough MARYLAND Baltimore Potomac MAINE Kennebunk MICHIGAN Ann Arbor MINNESOTA Eden Prairie Minneapolis MISSOURI Saint Louis NORTH CAROLINA Wilmington NEW JERSEY Cresskill Franklin Lakes Harrington Park Jersey City Montclair Skillman NEW YORK Bedford New York Saint James Skaneateles Smithtown Yorktown Heights OHIO Cleveland Dublin Massillon New Albany PENNSYLVANIA Devon Philadelphia Wexford York SOUTH CAROLINA Charleston Hilton Head Island SOUTH DAKOTA North Sioux City TENNESSEE Nashville TEXAS Corpus Christi Dallas Houston VIRGINIA Glen Allen WISCONSIN GreendaleSo Upscale. So Downtown.
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Look and feel amazingEvelyn ArceAmazing Lash Studio WHO AM I?NAME: Evelyn Arce TITLE AND COMPANY: Amazing Lash Studio YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: Since October 2015 YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 6 NATURE OF BUSINESS: Beauty Industry EDUCATION: Management Degree HOWNTOWN: New York City FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com SEPTEMBER 5What is the most signifcant change youve seen in your indutry over the past year? Consumer awareness and online searches for eyelash extensions are consistent and upwardly trending. Women everywhere want to look more youthful and alert and enhance their natural look with comfortable, affordable, and beautiful eyelash extensions. Beauty schools are adding Eyelash Training sessions to their curriculum.What improvements, innovations or changes do you foresee in your industry in the coming year or two? Already a segment leader, innovator, and educator, the Amazing Lash Studio Corporate Franchise plans to add new services, improve stylist recruitment and training, and fine tune Franchisee recruitment and support, and add online booking.What are three key challenges your industry is facing? How is your company responding to these? Our Major challenge is in guest education. Our licensed estheticians and cosmetologists are extensively trained to provide the technique, care and aftercare instructions to be sure that our guests know how to care for their eyelash extensions. Another challenge is the cost to maintain eyelash extensions. We offer an affordable Lash Maintenance Membership program. Our introductory price is $79.99 for a full set of eyelash extensions. Our membership price is $59.99 a month which includes one refill service monthly. Members also receive 10 percent off our exclusive line of retail products and discounts on additional services. A continuing challenge is hiring and retaining skilled stylists and associates. Amazing Lash Studio has joined the AACS American Association of Cosmetology Schools. As a participant in local, regional, and national AACS conferences, the Amaz-ing Lash brand will be promoted as an Employer of Choice. In addition, the AACS has a foundation called Beauty Changes Lives which offers scholarships to estheticians and cosmetologists. Amazing Lash Studio will offer five scholarships to estheticians starting in January 2017.Name three practices that have been absolutely critical in the success of your business? Our guiding principles are: Lash Excellence in employee and guest experience Operational Excellence with Studio Scorecards and monthly metrics and goals Qualitative Excellence with strict attention to Quality, Service, Cleanliness, and Compliance.If you could go back in time, what are two things you would have done differently in your company? Looking back on our growth in Southwest Florida over the last seven months, we would have hired and trained more stylists prior to opening and started our Social Media advertising much earlier. As we get ready to open our third store in Sarasota North, this fall, our hiring and training is happening and we have a presence for this store on Social Media.What are two things youd like to change about your industry now?Currently, there is no standardized license for lash stylists, so anyone can learn a little about lash application and then begin working in many of the other spas. At Amazing Lash Studio, we only hire licensed estheticians and they go through a two-week intense proprietary training process to learn the Amazing Lash protocols and systems. We have a Master Stylist Training program to be sure that all of our stylists adhere to the high standards of Amazing Lash Studio.Within the context of your current marketing/promotional strategy, how do you differentiate your company from your competitors? We are different from our competitors because of our competitive pricing, our Lash Maintenance Membership program, and our Hours of Operation. Our studios each have 11 to 14 private lash application suites with many highly trained Lash Stylists available for appointments and walk-in guests. We are open 7 days a week with extended hours into the evening, which is rare at most spas and salons. Our Lash Maintenance Membership program enables members to maintain their lashes and enjoy discounts on our products and services, and with 91 studios open now and 200 projected to be open by the end of the year, our guests particularly our Snowbirds are able to continue their lash applications when they are in their Northern homes.What is your superpower? What particular strength or talent that has contributed most to your success. Our SuperPower is Experience and Training! Our Executive Team has extensive knowledge and experience in the beauty industry which comes from owning and operating the four Massage Envy Clinics in Southwest Florida and previous ownership of the European Wax Studios in Southwest Florida. This experience has reinforced the need for extensive training in the process of applying eyelash extensions to make certain our guests are safe during the application and then education in how to care for their extensions after the process. What accomplishment are you most proud of in 2016? 2016 has been an incredible year of growth for Amazing Lash Studio Franchises. Overall studio revenue has increased 221 percent YTD over last year. Overall guest counts have doubled over last year and our membership sales have also doubled YTD over last year. Our North Naples Amazing Lash Studio at 2349 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Ste. 506 in the Shoppes of Vanderbilt has been open for seven months and is showing steady growth in membership and sales.How do you define success in 2016? We will have three studios open and running at full capacity and hundreds of members showing off beautiful lashes and sharing with friends on Social Media.How is social media impacting your industry or business this year? Our Social Media advertising and reputation management budget is our biggest and best source of referrals and guests. We continue to see great results and increase the budget as needed.What is on the horizon for 2017? In 2017, we plan to open three more studios and align ourselves with the local Beauty and Esthetician Schools to insure a steady stream of qualified lash stylists to enter our on-going proprietary training program. Get the Eyelashes youve always dreamed of.Regular price $25079$ 99First full set of Eyelashes www.amazinglashstudio.com Your Look. Your Style. Our Lashes.Franchies Available 2016 Amazing Lash Studio Franchise, LLCNorth NaplesLocated in the Shoppes at Vanderbilt 2349 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Ste. 506 Naples, FL 34109Ph: 239.325.LASH (5274)Hours: Mon Fri: 9am 7pm / Sat: 9am 6pm / Sun: 10am 6pm
Please explain what your restaurants have to offer that are unique to Naples?We have three very exciting and unique concepts at The Gulf Coast Inn: Harolds Place We have been able to establish a relaxed yet dynamic atmosphere for our guests, in which we offer our own take on an American-Floribbean Style menu, combined with a full service bar serving traditional and exotic cocktails. Fujiyama It is our staple Japanese Steak House and is considered one of the best traditional Japanese steak houses in Naples. The interaction with the chefs and their show provides patrons with a memorable experience for years to come. Club Sushi Its our trendy sushi bar that offers a unique variety of sushi and specialties by infusing traditional Japanese ingredients with non-traditional elements and techniques. At Club Sushi you can find the freshest fish and local ingredients and a creative display of specials that changes daily. The advantage of having the three restaurants on the same property gives us the opportunity to offer our guests a variety of choices that satisfies everyones taste.Name some of the reasons that your restaurants have had the longevity and success in Naples?We have been blessed because we have become one of the staple establishments in Naples. We have had the pleasure of serving our patrons for 35 years. During this time, Collier Food and Beverage has been able to adapt to trends and changes, as our industry evolves constantly, and we have evolved with it. We have been very successful as we have been able to train, obtain and retain really passionate and really great employees, many having been with us for over 20 years. That in my opinion proves that our restaurants are customer and employee oriented.Name the top three elements of practices that are absolutely critical in the success of your restaurants?*Great quality and consistency Providing an attractive concept to the clientele *Good business ethics We have had the pleasure of serving our patrons for 35 years 6 SEPTEMBER 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY Esteban Arguedas-Salazar & Junji Hijikata Fujiyama Steak House of Naples, Club Sushi & Harolds Place WHO AM I?NAME: Esteban ArguedasSalazar TITLE AND COMPANY:Executive Chef at Fujiyama Steak House of Naples, Club Sushi and Harolds Place (Collier Food and Beverage) YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: 3.5 YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 16 NATURE OF BUSINESS: Culinary Arts/ Restaurant EDUCATION: Self Taught with training at Waldorf Astoria, Boca Resort, Mar-A-Lago (Palm Beach) & Palm Beach Community College HOWNTOWN: San Jose, Costa Rica WHO AM I?NAME: Junji Hijikata TITLE AND COMPANY: General Manager/ Chef at Fujiyama Steak House of Naples, Club Sushi and Harolds Place (Collier Food and Beverage) YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: 30 YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 30 NATURE OF BUSINESS: Culinary Arts/ Restaurant EDUCATION: Self Taught HOWNTOWN: Tokyo JapanWhat is the most significant change youve seen in your industry over the past year?Consumers are more concerned with what they put in their bodies and where it comes from. They also dont mind paying more for healthier, organic, or nonGMO productsWhat improvements, innovations or changes do you foresee in your industry in the coming year or two? What about further in the future?In the near future there will be more people to feed, but we also must try to preserve the natural wildlife that may be pushed towards endangerment, such as eel and tuna. I believe that we should look into innovative ways to farm animals in conditions as similar as possible to their natural environments.Name the top three elements or practices that have been absolutely critical in the success of your business?Advertising, whether its a TV commercial, newspaper ad, social media, or simply by word of mouth, is very important to our success. Having loyal and friendly employees who have pride in what they do keeps people coming back. The biggest key is food quality and consistency. Our customers can feel comfortable knowing that they are consuming safe ingredients. Within the context of your current marketing/promotional strategy, how do you differentiate your company from your competitors?Our owner keeps social media updated daily on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We also have a monthly drawing for a $100 gift card that customers dining in may enter by providing their name and e-mail. Even if they dont win, they go into our e-mail list to receive updates on specials and events.What one area of your industry would you like to take the time to learn more about?Food science as a whole, but mainly the effects of organic and nonorganic farmed plants and animals.Whats your superpower? I only see a short Japanese man in my mirror image, so I asked a coworker for some input. She said, Youre a Secret Asian man. Always on a mission, and fits in any position.What is your finish line? Or, what does success look like to you for 2016?I just want everyone happy and healthy...and world peace. NaplesFujiyama.comNaplesHaroldsPlace.comNaplesClubSushi.com 2555 TAMIAMI TRAIL NORTH, NAPLES, FLORIDA 34103 6 6 5 5
What is the most significant change in your industry over the past year?The implementation of the Affordable Care Act also called the ACA or Obamacare has made a big impact on our industry. However, while the ACA has changed a lot about our industry, it hasnt changed the way weve always done business; meeting with our clients face-to-face to understand their needs and find solutions that meet those needs within their budget. What improvements, innovations or changes do you foresee in your industry in the coming year or two?Because of the ACA, we believe you will continue to see insurance companies entering and exiting the market as well as creating innovations in their plan offerings for individuals under 65, Medicare eligible individuals and small group plans. Name three practices that have been absolutely critical in the success of your businessHealthMarkets, and our office, is built around the concept of providing our customers with our 3 Cs: CHOICE: Our portfolio of products not only includes health insurance, Medicare and small group plans, but also a wide range of supplemental plans so we can provide our clients with choices and help them find a solution that best meets their needs and budget. CONVENIENCE: In addition to health and wellness products, our portfolio includes life insurance and coverage for long-term care, retirement, and more so we can provide our clients with the convenience of one-stop-shopping to get the health and financial protection they need. COUNSEL: Insurance is complicated whether youre looking for a plan just for you, your family, or need to find coverage for your employees. As your agent, we explain all of your options to you, answer your questions and make the insurance buying experience as painless as possible.If you could go back in time, what are two things you would do differently in your company?We definitely would have opened a storefront years ago. Now we are able to meet with more customers and many people are more comfortable meeting in our office, without all the distractions that often occur in their homes.Within the context of your current marketing/promotional strategy, how do you differentiate your company from your competitors?We believe our 3 Cs Choice + Convenience + Counsel make us unique in our field. But thats not all we provide these at no cost to our clients. We dont charge a consultation fee. And, for our small business clients, we not only provide these benefits to them, but also to each of their employees. So their employees get the same level of personal attention to help them make the best decision to meet their needs. What is your superpower? What particular strength or talent that has contributed most to your success.We think our most super superpower is our ability to help our customers through the insurance buying process. Insurance can be complicated and each year brings changes different insurance companies, different plans, new requirements, etc. We constantly go through training to ensure we are current with all the changes so we can help our customers continue to find the best options for them. What accomplishment are you most proud of in 2016?Opening our new storefront on Immokalee in Green Tree Center and the remarkable number of thank you notes and referrals we have received this year.What is on the horizon for 2017?We have a lot of work ahead of us as an enrollment office during the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period and the Open Enrollment Period for health insurance before we get to 2017. But after the Enrollment Periods, we are here to help people when they have life-events that change their insurance needs like getting married, having a baby or retiring. We also plan to get to know our small business neighbors and talk to them about our innovative cost saving solutions that can help them manage their health costs. Providing our customers with choice, convenience and counselPaul Argus, Ron Cerritelli, Michael Hinding, Vince Spinelli HealthMarkets WHO ARE WE?NAME: Paul Argus, Ron Cerritelli, Michael Hinding, Vince Spinelli TITLE AND COMPANY: Licensed, Independent Agents with HealthMarkets YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: Combined we have more than 50 years with the company YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: Together we have been in the county for more than 30 years NATURE OF BUSINESS: HealthMarkets is one of the largest independent insurance agencies in the United States. We offer health, Medicare, Life and supplemental insurance products from more than 200 insurance companies to individuals and families, seniors, small business owners and their employees. FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com SEPTEMBER 7
What is the most significant change you have seen in your industry over the past year?As we have all seen in the news and politics recently, the field of medicine has been undergoing vast changes, and it has been a difficult challenge for physicians to keep up with the new rules and regulations, all the while maintaining excellent patient care. Like all industries, medicine is a business that needs to keep a balanced budget, however decreasing physician payments and increasing medical costs make this process very challenging.What improvements do you for see in your industry in the coming year?The business of medicine has lived in very murky waters for a very long time. Both doctors and patients did not really have a good idea of the costs and fees involved because of the various payment systems and complicated insurance contracts. Recently with technology and the internet allowing information to pass more freely in the market place, transparency in medicine is at our doorstep. This means transparency in hospital costs, physician fees and payments, and overall patient o utcomes. The consumer will be able to find this information more easily on the internet and thus make educated choices regarding their own health. This has been a long time coming in medicine and will most definitely improve patient care.Name three practices that have been absolutely critical in the success of your business?First and foremost is excellent communication. The fundamental relationship between a patient and a phy sician comes down to the ability to communicate freely and easily. If a patient can explain their problem to an open engaging physician, and that physician can explain the disease process clearly and effectively to the patient, the medical process has been highly successful. Secondly, efficiency is extremely important in the success of our practice. Efficiency for the patients, as well as the physicians. From a medical standpoint it means that when a patient comes to see our practice for a neurosurgical problem, we are able to provide all the services needed to help that patient under one umbrella, such as imaging, physical therapy, pain management, and surgery. It is a one stop shop for spine and brain problems. This type of efficiency allows for rapid diagnosis, treatment and resolution of symptoms. Lastly, is outcomes. We are an outcome based field. Patients talk to other patients, who talk to other patients. When the services we provide actually help people and we have excellent outcomes, it shows in the growth of our practice. Word of mouth discussions have always been our most successful method of advertising. We are in this business to make people healthy and feel better, therefore it is important to us that we achieve this goal everyday.Within the context of marketing, how do you differentiate your company from your competitors?Our company strives to provide the best brain and spine related health services for our patients under one roof. We market ourselves as such, so that our patients get streamlined efficient care with minimal wait times for tests, procedures and physician visits. We do this better than our local competitors and better than other practices in Florida and out of state. Patients choose to come down to Naples and see us because we make the whole process easy for them.What accomplishment are you proud of in 2016?We have had great growth in our company in the past year with the addition of four new physicians in the fields of orthopedics, pain management, stroke neurology and endovascular neurosurgery. This has allowed us to provide more services to our patients, and maintain excellent and efficient patient care.How do you define success in 2016?Success for a medical practice is seen through the eyes of our patients. If the care we provide allows our patients to be more active, and live healthier and more productive lives, then we have succeeded in our goal.How is social media impacting you this year?Social media and the internet are becoming integral to how patients find their health care providers and hospital systems. People look to Facebook, Healthgrades.com, and Vitals.com to find information about the people they will trust. As such, physicians need to be aware of the impact social media has on their reputations.What is on the horizon for 2017?The challenges we face in medicine will continue through 2017 and years to come, but as physicians we chose this discipline for the primary goal of helping to heal people. No matter the obstacles we face in doing that, we will continue to follow our calling. We provide all neurosurgical services under one umbrellaR. Rick Bhasin, MDNeuroscience and Spine Associates WHO AM I?NAME: R. Rick Bhasin M.D. TITLE AND COMPANY: Neurosurgeon Neuroscience and Spine Associates, Naples, Florida NATURE OF BUSINESS: Neurosurgeon EDUCATION: Undergraduate degree: Columbia University in the City of New York, BA Neuroscience and Economics Medical degree: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Neurosurgical Training: University of Florida, Gainesville HOMETOWN: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 8 SEPTEMBER 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY Living with back pain? Minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat neck pain, back pain and spinal stenosis. Neuroscience and Spine Associates Of ces in Naples and Ft. Myers(239) 649-1662 R. Rick Bhasin MD, FAANSBoard Certi ed Neurosurgeon Clinical Af liation, Department of Neurosurgery University of Florida 6 6
What is the most significant change youve seen in the church over the past year?Over the past year, we have seen a renewed hunger in people for an authentic relationship with God and with others. There is a global seeking for something real. The typical rules and religion that many of us were raised with will no longer suffice. Because of this desire for authenticity in the church and its members, we are seeing more and more people coming through our doors every week and starting a relationship with Jesus. Its out of that relationship that we are seeing restoration in families and marriages. What improvements, innovations or changes do you foresee in the church in the coming year or two? A growing desire for genuine community will cause rapid growth in the church. As it does, we foresee a major shift in the way traditional church has been held in the past. More churches will break ground in unconventional locations such as movie theaters, warehouses, and schools. Also, churches will begin launching multi-site locations that live-stream teachings to satellite campuses. What are three key challenges that churches face? We believe churches face challenges in relevance, connectivity and previous experiences. Relevance is key and can be a major challenge that churches face. We strive on a weekly basis to challenge how we communicate and reach our community. Our weekend services are designed in such a way that a first time guest will feel completely comfortable and want to return. Our children and youth programs consistently challenge relevancy in their departments as well. This has developed two remarkable departments that children and teenagers look forward to attending. Connectivity is also a major challenge because most people attend a church to not only find God, but to find a friend that can walk out lifes issues with them. Life Christian is a church that is built on small groups. Small groups are our way to connect not only with each other, but to connect with the community around us. These small groups are where people grow and find freedom in a safe and friendly environment. Previous experiences many times hinder people from attending a church or trying it out for the first time. We hope to curb that idea with our life-giving approach to ministry inside and outside of the church walls. Our best source of advertisement is the people that attend on a weekly basis and have experienced Gods unconditional love through the church and His people.Name three practices that have been absolutely critical in the success of your church?Growth Track, Small Groups, and Dream Teams are absolutely the most critical areas that we can attest most of our successes towards. Growth Track is our way of helping people discover their purpose while also getting to know our vision and mission as a church. We invite each person to join us for lunch after service on the first and second Sundays of the month. During these moments together, we get the opportunity to spend time together and help them discover what their next steps might be in preparing them to live out their purpose. Small Groups are absolutely vital for personal growth. Our small groups operate on a three semester per year basis and are an opportunity to get to know others that have similar objectives in life or find freedom from things that are holding people back in life. Small groups are our way of reaching every single person that attends on a personal level. Dream Teams are our areas in our church where people can take personal ownership and serve. Our Dream Teams are designed not only to serve the church, but more importantly to serve each other by using an individuals personal gifts and talents for the benefit of the community. We consider Life Christian to be a gifts based church. This means that our purpose is to find the God given gifts in people and help them use those gifts to find purpose in life and make a difference in the life of another. What is your superpower? What particular strength or talent has contributed most to your success. We believe that our superpower is simplicity. We do four things, and we strive to do them with excellence. These four things are as follows: Weekend Services, Growth Track, Small Groups and Dream Teams. As we keep our focus, the end results are that people will Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose and Make a Difference. What accomplishment are you most proud of in 2016?We celebrated our 5th year anniversary this past July and the church has grown by 10 times since its inception. Every Sunday we see transformed lives. We give all of the credit to God and the people that He has sent us to do this together. How is social media impacting your industry or business this year?The church is a fast paced industry that is constantly changing. Social media is being used in churches as the quickest and most effective way to relay information to its attendees. People are made aware of serve events, weekend services, and other initiatives through social media on a weekly, if not daily, basis. Knowing that this is such a crucial way of communication inside the church, we are glad to have a communications director on staff at the church who oversees all of our social media. What is on the horizon for 2017?We are very excited for what God has in store for 2017! We will continue to reach people where they are! We will continue to train, challenge, and equip people as they discover their purpose! There will be additional services to fit the growing numbers of people that attend on a weekly basis and the possibility of becoming a multisite church. All for the glory of God, we want to make a difference, not a dent! We are a young, vibrant and growing churchJames and Tracy BoydLife Christian Church WHO ARE WE?NAME: James and Tracy Boyd TITLE AND COMPANY: Pastors of Life Christian Church YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: 26 YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 5 NATURE OF BUSINESS: Religious Organization EDUCATION: Pastor James: Masters in Theology, Pastor Tracy: Bachelors in Communications HOMETOWN: Naples FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com SEPTEMBER 9 Service Hours9:30am and 11:15amPlease visit our website for up to date services and times239.304.5483 | lifenaples.com 1048 Castello Drive, Naples, FL 34103 Our Vision
What is the most significant change youve seen in your industry over the past year? Technology and the use of the cloud are increasingly becoming the norm for all clients, from age 25 to 85. This makes everything more timely as far as finding and seeing property and also in negotiating and even signing documents.What improvements, innovations or changes do you foresee in your industry in the coming year or two? The use of drone photography has been a wonderful asset for clients. It can give them a better shopping experience and can especially help in indentifying property boundary lines and limitations. What about further in the future? I suspect licensing of professional drone photographers for real estate is on the horizon.What are three key challenges your industry is facing? (1) It continues to be a challenge to reconcile the national and local media interpretation of the real estate market with the reality of our market. (2) With internet search engines such as Zillo and Trulia pricing property generically, it becomes a challenge for us to educate our prospective clients on the reality of the prices. (3) The increase of new, untrained real estate agents presents its own challenges.How do you deal with those challenges? I personally direct my clients to use our company website as well as my own website and the Naples Area Board of Realtors website for commentary and analysis of the local market.Name three practices that have been absolutely critical in the success of your business? (1) The skill of clear communication has been ever important in my success. (2) Patience while my customers communicate their needs and wants. (3) My in-depth analysis of property sales, not only in a specific subdivision but also in entire sectors of the market, helps me immensely when I am pricing properties.If you could go back in time, what would have you done differently in your business?I wish in the last 20 years of real estate and 15 years of my construction businesses I had the technology partners & systems I have today to keep in touch with past customers and friends. That would have been an invaluable tool.What are two things youd like to change about your industry now? Wow! I wish our state licensing board would ask me this question. An apprenticeship with a seasoned real estate agent should be a requirement for every new agent in our industry. Secondly, Id like to see an actual training program for everyone in our industry. Too many new agents do not train in customer service, document preparation or etiquette. I would love to offer a real estate etiquette class. Id start with voicemail dos and donts.Your company? Downing-Frye Realty is a great company. Theres nothing I would change.Within the context of your current marketing/promotional strategy, how do you differentiate your company from your competitors? Thats a great question. I take an active approach to selling and buying real estate for my customers. You wont find me crossing my arms and waiting for the phone to ring, or sitting and waiting for someone to walk into an open house. I pride myself on making the phone ring. I am networking and making contacts every day to satisfy my buyers and sellers needs. What is your superpower? What particular strength or talent that has contributed most to your success? Negotiating strongly and being truly honest with my seller and buyer customers, so they can achieve their personal goals without being misled by the media and by what others might say.What accomplishment are you most proud of in 2016? Truly refocusing my old-fashioned work practices with help from my personal business coach, Mike Ferry Training. Technology is great, but human contact makes the difference between work and improving my customers lives. The more personal contacts I make, be it on the phone or in person, the more quickly my clients property sells and the more quickly I can monitor the changes in the market. The more people I talk to, the more I can see whats happening.How do you define success in 2016? Success for me in 2016 is to keep my eye on the mark and not get distracted by media/technology. Im calling it KKISS: Kelly, Keep it Simple and Keep it Clear. Simply, my job focus is to get in the middle of a seller and a buyer every day, to be transparent, to earn their trust and satisfy the needs of both. Ill sell a minimum of 30 properties this year following KKISS and using virtual assistants.How is social media impacting your industry or business this year? I really believe in associations with mentors and vendors. Ive learned through my vendor, Social Connect, that social media is important for all of us. We need to have a presence. We need to be able to be found online and we need to offer a glimpse of our character.What is on the horizon for 2017? Im looking forward to standing firm on my business coachs guidelines and not allowing any market shifts/media to deter my or my clients goals. No matter the economy, there are always buyers and sellers, and a way to satisfy both. Bring on 2017. Im ready! Making contact every day to satisfy my buyers and sellers needsKelly E. CapolinoDowning-Frye Realty WHO AM I?NAME: Kelly E. Capolino TITLE AND COMPANY: Real estate professional, Downing-Frye Realty YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: 20 YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 20 NATURE OF BUSINESS: Real Estate EDUCATION: PACE University, New York City HOMETOWN: Brooklyn, N.Y. 10 SEPTEMBER 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY KELLY in NAPLES.COMWITH OVER 45 TILE AND LIMESTONE SPECIFICATIONS, ITS DETAILS GALORE.180 9th Street South, Naples, Florida 34102 MAGNIFICENT MEDITERRA Over $1 million of decorator furnishings and nishes. Western sunset views, beach club and golf club optional Priced well below the improvements at only $1.935 million.4,900 SF Total Living AreaFor More Information or to Arrange a Showing
What is the most significant change youve seen in your industry over the past year? What improvements, innovations or changes do you foresee in your industry in the coming year or two? What about further in the future?The marine retail environment continues to become healthier, and the industry has flourished over the past several years due to new, innovative features that make boating more enjoyable. One example is joystick piloting; this feature is now offered on small boats as well as yachts. The most stressful situation for an owner new to boating is handling the vessel around the dock. Joystick operation allows for ease of maneuverability in tight quarters and has taken boating to a new level.What are three key challenges your industry is facing? How is your company responding to these?With the growth in the marine industry, technical labor continues to be our biggest challenge. MarineMax Naples Yacht Center has developed an apprentice program whereby we train our talent for a period of time and teach them the position while working alongside a senior team member. The process has worked well for us and allows us to continue to stay ahead of our rapid growthName three practices that have been absolutely critical in the success of your business?First, people are first and foremost the most critical component of any successful business. Second, we focus on the entire client experience as opposed to selling a product. We understand that recreational time with family and friends is precious and often limited. Lastly, we are in direct contact with our manufacturing partners. Whether there is a service issue or product recommendation, we listen to our clients and provide feedback to our manufacturers to offer a better boating experience.Within the context of your current marketing/promotional strategy, how do you differentiate your company from your competitors?Our marketing philosophy is very simple Spend time on the water boating with our owners. We are a team who is passionate about being on the water when away from the office. There is nothing more rewarding than taking our boaters on a Getaway and showing them a new location or experience. MarineMax Naples Yacht Center believes that we are United by Water with our clients.What is your superpower? What particular strength or talent that has contributed most to your success. Nothing fails like success. Naples Yacht center has been No. 1 in the nation for a half decade and I constantly strive to be better. Success can be a double edged sword never stop innovating, coaching the team, or settling for anything less than perfection.What accomplishment are you most proud of in 2016?MarineMax Naples Yacht Center has won the #1 National TopGun Ranking 4 years running. Additionally, we have received the Boston Whaler Legendary Performance award three years running ranking us No. 1 in the world in Boston Whaler sales.How do you define success in 2016?Success is earned not given. I wake up every day excited and passionate about our industry. We have the best team in the world and I never forget that the team is the reason for our success not a single individual.How is social media impacting your industry or business this year?Social media continues to be critical in our daily operations. With our North/clientele social media offers us a tremendous vehicle to share a walk through video of a yacht of interest or simply keep our clients abreast of our event schedule.What is on the horizon for 2017?I am optimistic about the marine industry in 2017. We represent the worlds best yachting brands. 2017 will be exciting with the advancements in yacht design and innovation. There are many new products that will debut and continue to raise the bar in the boating experience. We are a team who is passionate about being on the waterJim ConnorMarineMax Naples Yacht Center WHO AM I?NAME: Jim Connor TITLE AND COMPANY: GM MarineMax Naples Yacht Center YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: 10 NATURE OF BUSINESS: Yacht Sales EDUCATION: Bowling Green State University B.S. Business HOMETOWN: Cleveland,, OH FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com SEPTEMBER 11 THANK YOU FOR MAKING US #1 MarineMax Naples Yacht Center 1146 6th Avenue South | Naples, FL 34102 | 1 (888) 715-3234 YOUR SUPPORTOUR SUCCESS www.marinemax.com/naplesstoreThank you for making us #1 in the nation 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. We personally invite you to visit our absolutely stunning, waterfront location next to Tin City, or call us today! Thank you for your support.
What is the most significant change youve seen in your industry over the past year?During the past year, I have seen the influence of Unlicensed contractors infiltrating into our marketplace. Additionally, big box stores started making a push to make our product a commodity, at the expense of losing quality. What improvements, innovations or changes do you foresee in your industry in the coming year or two? I foresee many changes in our industry over the next few years and I would like to think that MY Shower Door and D3 Glass will be a motivating factor in facilitating those changes. Changes will include licensing requirements, glass specification testing and changes in glass type and style for code compliance.What about further in the future?In the future, I see MY Shower Door as being the leader in bringing the newest technology to the shower door industry. What are three key challenges your industry is facing? Three challenges we face here in SW Florida are competent employees, economical housing for those employees and families, and also code compliance and licensing requirements. Some Florida counties do not require licensing in glass and glazing even though most counties demand licensing. We are spearheading a committee to speak with government leaders to change the current laws for the non-conforming counties. Name three practices that have been absolutely critical in the success of your businessAs far as which practices we follow to be a successful business, we follow good solid, practical people skills. We treat our staff fairly and respectfully and pay a wage that is above industry standards. We treat all our customers with professionalism and respect. Wwe advertise with good, positive items about us and our team and stay away from saying anything negative about others in the industry. If you could go back in time, what are two things you would have done differently in your company?If I went back in time, I would have started our business earlier in life (I started up in 1988 at age 33). I also would have started advertising more in the early stages of our business and grown it much quicker. I now realize that our product needed aggressive promotion as frameless doors were a relatively new product. What are two things youd like to change about your industry now? I would like to see our industry highlighted more within the construction industry. It seems that the glass industry was the black sheep of the trades. It is starting to change now. I would also like to see our industry have more input on construction and remodeling jobs where we can assist the general contractors and give them some value added insight, which we call value engineering. Your company?As far as my company changes, I am constantly working on creating a positive company culture and creating MY Shower Door and D3 Glass as THE BEST place to work in SW Florida.Within the context of your current marketing/promotional strategy, how do you differentiate your company from your competitors? We not only promote our product and service, but we help in the community and make SW Florida a better place to live. As a positive supporter of Make-AWish of SW Florida, Pelican Bay Founders Fund and Three Oaks Elementary School Playshade Project, we always try to help make the community better. We forge solid partnerships in our community and use professional companies to create and broadcast our message. What is your superpower? What particular strength or talent has contributed most to your success. Our Superpower is our family and the hiring of top quality people to surround us with. Anyone who has had any interaction with the Daubmann family or any of our MY Shower Door or D3 Glass staff have always come away feeling good. My wife, Donna, and sons, Keith and Doug, are our very special Superpowers. What accomplishment are you most proud of in 2016?In 2016 we were recognized, for the second consecutive year, to the INC 5,000 list for the Fastest Growing Companies in the United States. This validates that all of the hard work that we have been doing is paying off on a national scale. 2016 has been an amazing year of growth and accomplishments. D3 Glass completed manufacturing all of the interior glass for the new Hertz corporate offices in Estero as well as providing glass to all of the 5 MY Shower Door locations. Additionally, MY Shower Door opened their fourth affiliate location.St Paul, Minnesota. This adds to the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and York, Pa., locations. How do you define success in 2016?Our success in 2016 is defined by our strategic growth in revenues, employees and profits. How is social media impacting your industry or business this year?Social media is increasingly becoming a great avenue for advertising and connections, at a fraction of the cost of traditional advertising. ,MY Shower Door is able to generate photos to social media sites instantaneously so that others may view the type of work we do. What is on the horizon for 2017?2017 will bring additional affiliate stores as well as more Florida-based stores and an expanded manufacturing plant capable of triple our current capacity. D3 Glass will become a nationally recognized manufacturer and will be one of the most desirable places to work. The leader in bringing the newest technology to the industryBill DaubmannMY Shower Door/D3 Glass WHO AM I?NAME: Bill Daubmann TITLE AND COMPANY: Senior VP: MY Shower Door/D3 Glass YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: 13 YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: NATURE OF BUSINESS: Frameless Shower Doors / Glass Fabrication and Tempering EDUCATION: Graduate of Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) Kaufman Entrepreneurial Fast Track Graduate HOMETOWN: Estero, FL 12 SEPTEMBER 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY MY Shower Door Customer NAPLES239.596.325513500 N. TAMIAMI TRAIL (AT WIGGINS PASS)FORT MYERS239.337.366714261 S. TAMIAMI TRAIL (NEXT TO BONEFISH GRILL)Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Award-Winning Frameless Shower Doors At An Affordable Price!www.MYShowerDoor.comALSO LOCATED IN Sarasota, Tampa and St. Petersburg AFFILIATE STORES IN Oklahoma City, OK, Grand Rapids, MI, York, PA & St. Paul, MNState Certied #SCC131151356 S S L L) rice ! o m m r g
What is the most significant change youve seen in your industry over the past year?The most significant change in the aesthetic industry is the continued demand for minimally and non-invasive treatments for feminine rejuvenation, anti-aging facial procedures and body contouring.What improvements, innovations or changes do you foresee in your industry in the coming year or two? Innovations continue to be developed in aesthetic procedures making them more comfortable and requiring less downtime.What are three key challenges your industry is facing? How is your company responding to these? Three key challenges that our industry faces are finding qualified and dedicated professionals, the rising costs of doing business as well as cumbersome business and tax regulations. ATC is responding by providing on the job training, working with local educational facilities and trade organizations, and building a network of multiple locations to leverage buying power.Name three practices that have been absolutely critical in the success of your business?Customer service, customer service and more customer service. Focusing on the needs and desired outcomes of our guests, meeting and exceeding expectations, and providing the highest quality of service in a warm and friendly atmosphere.If you could go back in time, what are two things you would have done differently in your company?I just became the Chief Operating Officer of Aesthetic Treatment Centers in July so I was not present in the initial phases of the business. We have a great team in place and I want to empower them to work in their highest level of service and bring ideas to the table as well as expand the array of services. In addition to ThermiVa feminine rejuvenation and body contouring we will be offering full service skin care, laser skin rejuvenation, hair removal, injectables and laser aesthetics.What are two things youd like to change about your industry now? Y our company? Regulation in the aesthetic industry is not keeping up with the technology as well as it should. I would love to see that change in a positive way in the near future. More educational opportunities for providers will be essential to keep up with the demand. As far as changes in Aesthetic Treatment Centers, our plan is to develop a network of 200 locations nationally. That will bring plenty of change!Within the context of your current marketing/promotional strategy, how do you differentiate your company from your competitors? Our marketing strategy focuses on developing a more personal relationship with potential guests. It is very important for us to get out into the community and interact with people who may want to take advantage of what we have to offer. We love working with advertising vendors who understand our focus and work closely with us to expand our organic reach.What is your superpower? What particular strength or talent has contributed most to your success? I would say my superpower is a genuine interest in people. As they say, people dont care how much you know until they know how much you care.What accomplishment are you most proud of in 2016? I am very honored to have been trusted to take Aesthetic Treatment Centers to the next level and to partner with them to develop their national brand. I am blessed to have an entire tribe of supportive friends, community members and vendors. Our team at ATC is truly extraordinary and without all of these people I am truly nothing.How do you define success in 2016?Success in 2016 will be determined by the growth of the company and the growth and satisfaction of our guests and employees. Developing a strong culture within our network is essential to our success and a top priority.How is social media impacting your industry or business this year?Social media is key. At no time in history have we had the opportunity to interact with the community in such and immediate way. It also helps us truly understand our client base and stay focused on their needs. What is on the horizon for 2017?The focus in 2017 will be on continuing to provide the most innovative procedures as well as developing our national brand. Stay tuned and keep in touch! We are excited to announce that our next new location will be in Tower Dental Arts, offices of Dr. Sonia Rocha, just minutes away from Coconut Point mall. Providing the highest quality of service in a warm, friendly atmosphereMindy DiPietroAesthetic Treatment Centers WHO AM I?NAME: Mindy DiPietro TITLE AND COMPANY: Chief Operating Officer, Aesthetic Treatment Centers YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: Since July of 2016 NATURE OF BUSINESS: Minimally and non-invasive cosmetic procedures and body contouring EDUCATION: BA in Communication Disorders from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, Licensed Aesthetician HOMETOWN: Bayfield, Wisconsin FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com SEPTEMBER 13 INJECTABLES & FILLERS VAGINAL REJUVENATIONANTI-AGING FACIALS FAT REDUCTION & SKIN TIGHTENINGAesthetic Treatment Centers (ATC) is the aesthetic Medispa in Southwest Florida. We specialize in noninvasive cosmetic procedures such as injectables that diminish wrinkles, fat reduction, body sculpting and feminine restoration. We take great pride in providing the best quality of service with the most innovative and effective technology. Our clients are our number one priority. We go the extra mile to ensure our clients are happy with their results and that they are confident knowing they are showing their very best selves to the world.A More Confident You Is A More Beautiful You Call us today to schedule your appointment (239) 322-3790 We are proud to provide the following brands:Aesthetic Treatment Centers in the Advance Medical Building Located at 720 Goodlette-Frank Rd. Suite 300 Napleswww.atcnaples.com
What is the most significant change youve seen in your industry over the past year? The most significant change Ive seen is the increase in east coast buyers and the price increase in certain markets. Naples is a very sought-after market. There are more and more people gravitating toward Naples and Southwest Florida due to its resort-like lifestyle, privacy, climate and community.What improvements, innovations or changes do you foresee in your industry in the coming year or two? Some of the changes I see in my industry are more videos being created for listings and more technology being implemented to help a sale. Buyers today are a lot more educated with the tools they have to find details on properties. Name three practices that have been absolutely critical in the success of your business? There are a lot of business practices to take into account when making a business successful. I still feel I have a long way to go, however I would say that my best practices are hard work, responsiveness and follow up. These are key to being successful in my business everyday.If you could go back in time, what are two things you would have done differently in your company?I dont think that I would change anything. I feel that where I am today is from the lessons Ive learned along the way. There have been ups and downs as there are in any business, however I have been very fortunate and excited to see what comes next. Within the context of your current marketing/promotional strategy, how do you differentiate your company from your competitors? I like to be original. In such a competitive market, you have to stand out and think of creative ways to market your listings and yourself. If your potential buyer likes you and trusts you and you can garner a relationship with them, they will do business with you. I try to reach a national/worldwide market through digital, traditional and other mediums.What is your superpower? What particular strength or talent has contributed most to your success? I keep to a strict structure that I have developed over the years and continue to adapt based on the times. I work tirelessly for my clients to ensure they are happy and pleased with their decisions. I feel that I go the extra mile to show them the lifestyle they deserve. What accomplishment are you most proud of in 2016? I am most proud of my largest sale to date at 180 Central Ave., which was sold within a week of being completed. This property was one of many of my unique projects that I have had the pleasure of listing. How do you define success in 2016? I am very tough on myself with defining success. I am always constantly critiquing how I can improve and gain more knowledge to ultimately help my clients. 2016 has been very good to me, and I hope to continue in 2017 with a strong start to season.How is social media impacting your industry or business this year? Social media is a large part in any industry today. Real estate in Naples is very different due to the demographic that follows social media. However, I am trying to be on the forefront with websites, videos, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and other mediums to promote my businesses. Follow me on Instagram @dantedisabatoWhat is on the horizon for 2017? I am very excited about 2017. I look forward to the opportunity to work with past, present and future sellers and buyers and give them the best service I can. Big things are ahead! I go the extra mile to show clients the lifestyle they deserveDante DiSabatoEncore Realty, LLC WHO AM I?NAME: Dante DiSabato TITLE AND COMPANY: Broker Associate / Encore Realty, LLC YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: 7 YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 7 NATURE OF BUSINESS: Real Estate EDUCATION: Bachelors Degree from Miami University HOMETOWN: Columbus, Ohio 14 SEPTEMBER 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY
What is the most significant change youve seen in your industry over the past year? The reimbursement of prescription drugs being reduced to pennies. Medicare Part D and many subsidized insurance plans hardly reimburse above the cost of the medication. With the reimbursement rate so low, pharmacists should be allowed to dispense pills in plastic bags! The prescription vial and the cap sometimes cost more than the drugs profit! What improvements, innovations or changes do you foresee in your industry in the coming year or two? A shift to a more comprehensive reimbursement model where the pharmacist will be responsible for helping patients improve outcomes of diseases in order to be reimbursed for dispensing prescriptions. Pharmacists will actually be held accountable to help patients reduce blood pressure (for example) in order to get reimbursed for dispensing the patients blood pressure medication. Its not good enough to just take a pill. Patients need to change their lifestyles; which means lose weight, exercise, and eat healthy, all to prevent high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and obesity! The goal is to eventually reduce the amount of medication the patient is taking. What are three key challenges your industry is facing? 1. Shrinking margins with prescription drugs 2. Increased regulations from state and federal governments 3. Changing of the payment model from fee for service to a more comprehensive payment model involving medication management and star ratings. How is your company responding to these? Investing in software that is able to track patient outcomes and launching new programs such as vitamin infusions and partnering with more physicians to increase our compounding business to keep revenue strong. Name three practices that have been absolutely critical in the success of your business?Only twoHiring the right people and not going into any debt, ever! If you could go back in time, what are two things you would have done differently in your company?Nothing. You cant look back in life and wish you could change anything. I try to never look back. Gotta keep moving forward! What you have done in the past has shaped where you are now. What are two things youd like to change about your industry now? Nothing, I cant control the industry so there is no reason to wish to change something I cant control. Within the context of your current marketing/promotional strategy, how do you differentiate your company from your competitors?We are the only integrative compounding pharmacy in the area. We focus on helping pa tients achieve a healthier lifestyle. We are members of the Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine that provides us with the knowledge to help our patients prevent and treat age related degenerative diseases. Our team is composed of experts in the fields of pharmacy, medicine, nursing, and natural medicine to produce 360 degrees of care for our patients. We are so much more than a pharmacy. What is your superpower? What particular strength or talent that has contributed most to your success. My ability to create change and do whatever I set my mind to. I am a creator and a builder. What accomplishment are you most proud of in 2016?Rebranding from PharmiCare to ApothiCare 360, completing our new compounding lab spaces, launching our own vitamin lines, and offering vitamin infusion therapies to our clients. How do you define success in 2016? Same as I always define it.being healthy. Without your health, nothing else matters. How is social media impacting your industry or business this year?It doesnt really impact it. We are active on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin, but generally people who like our posts dont necessarily walk into our store and buy something. Social media is necessary to promote your brand and keep a strong online presence. What is on the horizon for 2017? Who knows still planning the remainder of 2016! We are so much more than a pharmacyJohn Raymond DobbsApothiCare 360 WHO AM I?NAME: John Raymond Dobbs TITLE AND COMPANY: Owner and Pharmacist, ApothiCare 360 YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: Since its inception in 2014 YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: More than 15 NATURE OF BUSINESS: Community Pharmacy EDUCATION: College of Pharmacy, Boston. Graduated May 2003 HOMETOWN: Syracuse, NY FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com SEPTEMBER 15 FREE 30 MINUTE HEALTH & WELLNESS CONSULT with Board Certied Naturopathic PhysicianWhere Patients are Treated like a Neighbor not a Number! www.ApothiCare360.com On the corner of Daniels Parkway & Plantation Road 239.690.7700Summer Hours:
What is the most significant change youve seen in your industry over the past year?The growing need for specialty services, like cardiology, neurology, specialty surgeries and internal medicine. Weve experienced significant growth in just two years. Demands for services are causing us to expand.What improvements, innovations or changes do you foresee in your industry in the coming year or two? What about further in the future?As demand grows, so will the technology used in diagnostics and treatments. For example, digital radiography. We take an electronic radiograph and have it digitally available for the team to access via our software system and it can be emailed to the referring vet. We are seeing a move toward minimally invasive procedures. With the advancements in endoscopic procedures using laparoscopic or thoracoscopic techniques (a camera mounted on a thin flexible tube that is inserted into a tiny incision so the surgeon can view the procedure on a computer monitor), procedures have less pain, lower risk of infection, shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery time.What are three key challenges your industry is facing? How is your company responding to these? The expense of paying for treatments. While pet insurance is becoming more available, owners are not aware of the cost of procedures and that insurance would help cover those costs. Its painful when a client doesnt realize the expense of a procedure and the only compassionate option is to euthanize the pet. I hate that. At SVS, we assist clients with applying for Care Credit or Wells Fargo Healthy Advantage to assist with expenses. With proper planning, owners can be prepared for an emergency.Name the top three elements or practices that have been absolutely critical in the success of your business?Our professionally dressed and compassionate Client Care Staff. One team member greets clients at the door and walks them to the reception team, or she can sit and talk with clients about their pets needs. We provide a truly compassionate and caring experience from the moment you walk in the door. From there, our team of specialists, doctors, nurses and technicians are there to take complete care of your pet. Our team cares about animals and each other. We love working together and it shows in the care we provide to our patients.If you could go back in time, what are two things you would have done differently in your company?I didnt realize the practice would grow as quickly as it has. I would have asked for a crystal ball that predicted the demand for specialty services once we moved to Fort Myers (from Estero). We are in the process of expanding and it cant come soon enough.What are two things youd like to change about your industry now? Your company?Create more awareness about lifesaving procedures. As human technology advancements occur, so do diagnosis and treatment options for animals. There are great options that ensure a long, productive life. Educate owners about unpredictable expenses. I would like owners to become more aware and plan better. One of the worst things is when an owner cannot afford a life-saving treatment. Within the context of your current marketing/promotional strategy, how do you differentiate your company from your competitors?We have a full-time public relations manager whos out in the community talking with referring veterinary offices and participating in community events to raise awareness for the specialty services we offer. We are also involved with a variety of non-profits. We support the Gulf Coast Humane Society, Big Hearts for Big Dogs, ARC and CROW to name a few. We work closely with Lee County Animal Services and assist with some of their cases. Giving back to the community is the right thing to do and it helps raise awareness for healthy pet care.What one area of your industry would you like to take the time to learn more about?Im excited to see the continuing development of minimally invasive procedures. I would love to learn robotic surgeries. Advanced robotic systems give surgeons greater control and vision during surgery, allowing more precision, less invasiveness and safer performance. Whats your superpower?Superhuman endurance! My day starts between 6 a.m. 7a.m., I head straight to the hospital. Surgeries are scheduled throughout the day, but if an emergency case comes in I stay until my last patient is cared for, which could be until 11 p.m. midnight. My love of helping pets stems from experience. My dog had cancer. I was convinced if I stayed and worked hard, no matter how long it took, I could eliminate the cancer. So I empathize with pet-parents and want to provide them with all options available to save their beloved pets.What are you proudest of in 2016?My team of specialists, doctors, nurses, techs and management and how theyve handled the growth of our business. Everyone has to share office space, computers and storage areas because we are running out of room. The team understands and adjusts, causing us to be even closer, with the common mission of doing whatever it takes to help the pets.What is your finish line? Or, what does success look like to you for 2016?My happiest day of 2016 will be breaking ground on the expansion of our hospital!How is social media impacting your industry or business this year? I am touched by the heartfelt responses on Facebook or the reviews on Yelp! We receive the nicest compliments and stories about our amazing, compassionate staff. Even from those who have lost their pet, people are touched by the way our staff handles those difficult situations. We provide a truly compassionate and caring experience 16 SEPTEMBER 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY Dr. Jason EiseleSpecialized Veterinary Services WHO AM I?NAME: Dr. Jason Eisele TITLE AND COMPANY: DVM, Diplomat, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: 5 YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 5 NATURE OF BUSINESS: 24-hour emergency veterinary services and veterinary referral hospital specializing in surgery, cardiology, neurology, internal medicine and canine rehabilitation. EDUCATION: College of Veterinary Medicine at The University of Georgia. Internship at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego, CA. Surgical internship at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Maitland, FL. Threeyear residency at Animal Medical Center, New York City. 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What is the most significant change youve seen in your industry over the past year?There are more options available for homeowners insurance today than there has been in many years. Countrywide, claims for water damage have increased in frequency and severity. We are expecting this trend to adversely affect rates.What improvements, innovations or changes do you foresee in your industry in the coming year or two? What about further in the future?Private flood insurance is becoming available from some insurance companies. At times, the private option is less expensive, and offers better coverage than traditional policies offered through the National Flood Insurance Program. The use of drones for property inspections may become available, and could help decrease insurance company costs.What are three key challenges your industry is facing? How is your industry responding to these? How is your company responding to these?Florida can be a very volatile market for insurance, both from pricing and availability standpoints. Our approach is to stay current at all levels in the industry including state and federal regulation, insurance company underwriting and pricing, and changes in market conditions. Attracting talent to the insurance industry has been challenging for many years. The average age of an insurance sales agent is 59. While insurance may not seem like a glamorous career, it can be both exciting and fulfilling. There are opportunities in wide variety of disciplines including claims, risk control, service support, marketing, compliance, legal, operations and technology. It is not all about sales.Name the top three elements or practices that have been absolutely critical in the success of your business?Being heavily involved in our communities, and creating strong relationships with those community partners. Continuously looking for new and better ways to provide excellent client service to a large number of clients all of whom are equally important to us. Our integrated relationships with our BB&T Bank partners is key to our success. The relationship between BB&T Insurance and BB&T Bank is strong and generates many opportunities for both sides, as well as helps us better serve our clients.If you could go back in time, what are two things you would have done differently in your company?As a new agent, I would have spent more time brainstorming with industry colleagues to share knowledge and learn more about the industry. It would have simplified my career path. I wouldnt have waited so long to really understand the importance of time management.What are two things youd like to change about your industry now? Your organization or business?As an industry, we do a poor job of telling the public about good things we do, not only for our clients, but for our communities, as well. I would be more proactive in telling our story. Fraud is a major cost driver in our industry, and costs consumers millions each year. Implementing better controls and educating the public will help reduce this problem and lead to lower insurance premiums.Within the context of your current marketing/promotional strategy, how do you differentiate your company from your competitors?While BB&T Insurance Services is the fifth-largest independent insurance agency in the country, we operate on a local level in terms of being involved in our community and building personal relationships with our clients. The combination of industry-leading resources, and local involvement sets us apart in our business.Whats in store for 2017?Locally, we hope to see better solutions to the current assignment of benefits issue in Florida. The implications of insurance as it relates to ride-sharing services, such as Uber and Lyft, will become more welldefined. Also, the emergence of driverless cars, and the effect on traditional insurance policies will need to be addressed. Industry-leading resources and local involvement sets us apartRay Faubion, CIC, CPCU, ARMBB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company WHO AM I?NAME: Ray Faubion, CIC, CPCU, ARM TITLE AND COMPANY: Vice President, Family Risk Manager, BB&T Oswald Trippe and Co. YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: 19 years. YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: I have lived in Lee County for 55 years, but worked in Collier County for 19. NATURE OF BUSINESS: Business is insurance, specifically Family Risk Management. EDUCATION: Graduated Bishop Verot High School, Fort Myers, 1977. Earned Bachelors of Science, Business Management, Florida Southern College, 1981. 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What is the most significant change youve seen in your industry over the past year? The most significant change weve seen in our industry in the past year is the growth of the non-surgical treatment. It is estimated that non-surgical treatments are growing as a rate of close to 15 percent per year. This includes injectable treatments like Botox and fillers in addition to nonsurgical fat freezing (Cool Sculpting) and non-surgical lasers to remove sun spots, vessels, and tighten and lift the skin. These treatments have grown in popularity as they are office-based with little or no downtime and generally at a lower price point than surgical procedures.What improvements, innovations or changes do you foresee in your industry in the coming year or two? Our field is being driven by technological innovation which will continue to be the catalyst for change. New products and technologies will lead to new procedures expanding the options available for patients. Just look at Cool Sculpting. This new technology called cryolipolysis or fat freezing allows us to permanently eliminate unwanted fat non-surgically with no downtime. Prior to this technology the only paths to permanent fat reduction were surgical procedure like liposuction. The coming years will see many new innovations to allow us to look and feel our best nonsurgically.What are three key challenges your industry is facing? The biggest challenge we face is staying on top of the newest technologies and innovations in the field of cosmetic surgery. That is why we make continued staff education a very high priority at Azul. As important new information is coming forward constantly this education must be continuous and from top to bottom in our organization.Name three practices that have been absolutely critical in the success of your business?The three most important practices that have been critical to our success at Azul include: 1. Hiring affable, competent employees. We are in the customer service business and having a friendly, caring, and compassionate staff is a key to success with every patient every day. 2. Incorporating new technology in both the administrative arm of the practice as well as in the treatment protocols for patients. 3. Never being complacent. With technological innovations taking place at a rapid rate one must be focused and proactive in exploring the newest technologies and incorporating new effective treatments as they are identified. This requires constant vigilance as we search for the best of the best in new technologies, products and procedures.If you could go back in time, what are two things you would have done differently in your company?For many years, I worked for a large medical practice before leaving to form Azul. Had I to do over again I would have left earlier, as I find running and growing my own business much more interesting and satisfying. Secondly, I would not be so hesitant to spend on practice development including hiring new employees, incorporating new technologies, or opening new offices. Although not every investment works out it is the only path for growth and innovation.How are you adapting as a business?As a company we are always evolving and growing. Ive found the quickest path to growth is the hiring of key employees and the adoption of the latest techniques and technologies. For us to continue to grow we must continue to invest in talented new employees and new technology.Within the context of your current marketing/promotional strategy, how do you differentiate your company from your competitors?Our marketing is focused on patient education. With the rapid pace of innovation in the field of cosmetic surgery and the many new treatment options available, patients are overwhelmed and confused regarding the best path to follow. Our job is to educate each patient regarding the best options available and the pros and cons of each option so that they can be more confident in choosing a path that is right for them. So our marketing effort needs to be focused on helping patients understand the latest surgical and non-surgical options available today and tomorrow.What is your superpower? What particular strength or talent has contributed most to your success. Our superpower at Azul is our outstanding staff! Over the course of many years we have built an outstanding group of people who are caring, compassionate, and extremely capable. They are the heart and soul of our practice and certainly our greatest asset!What accomplishment are you most proud of in 2016? In 2016 our greatest accomplishment was the opening of our new Naples office. With patience we were able to find the perfect space and location and our talented staff brought forward a beautiful design, making the space efficient and inviting. Without question the new Naples office was our greatest accomplishment in 2016.How do you define success in 2016? Success in 2016 is defined by continued, steady growth with the opening of our new Naples office, the addition of new technologies and procedures, and the hiring of new staff to serve our growing family of patients at Azul.How is social media impacting your industry or business this year?Social media is now mainstream. It is a part of our daily marketing activity, including posts on our blog, Facebook and other outlets. Although it can be difficult to measure the results of social media, it certainly improves connectivity with our patients, and from that standpoint it is already a success.What is on the horizon for 2017? 2017 will be a very exciting year at Azul as we build out our new Naples office, continue expansion of our treatment offerings by bring in new technologies and procedures, and offering the latest advances in skin care with new innovative products from Trilogy Laboratories, our local skin care company which is leading the way in product innovation. We search for the best in new technologies, products and procedures Patrick M. Flaharty, M.D. Azul Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa WHO AM I?NAME: Patrick M. Flaharty, M.D. TITLE AND COMPANY: Azul Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: 16 YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 23 NATURE OF BUSINESS: Cosmetic surgery and Medical Spa: medical EDUCATION: BA, Kalamazoo College; MD, University of Michigan 18 SEPTEMBER 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY Fort Myers | Bonita Springs | Naples (239) 415-7576 | www.azulbeauty.com PATRICK M. FLAHARTY, MD | MAKING SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BEAUTIFUL FOR 20 YEARS! Experience Trust your face to
How did you first get into business?My first foray into business after college was working in an HR capacity for a temporary staffing firm. I then joined a company that owned a chain of successful auto body stores and worked in operations. After three years, I became a partner and my role expanded to include all aspects including operations, HR, accounting and marketing. I enjoyed a hands-on opportunity to learn how to successfully operate a small business. What are some recent trends youve seen in your industry?While the boating industry overall was dealt a severe blow in 2009 by the economic recession, we have seen an uptick and slow but steady growth the past few years. With this growth has come a greater demand for marina slip space.What lessons did you learn from the Great Recession?Unlike most marine industry businesses, our niche enjoyed significant positive growth as a result of the recession. When the economy tanked, our affordable alternative to traditional boat ownership became a very attractive solution for active boaters who didnt want to give up their favorite recreational pastime and lifestyle. We learned the importance of investing in our fleet, along with consistently marketing of our brand messages to educate the public about our offerings. Lessons learned: weve enjoyed a 20% yearon-year revenue growth over the past five years.Has your vision for the future of your business changed this past year? We have two divisions: the corporate entity includes 17 clubs we own and operate from Bradenton to Marco Island; the franchise business is nationwide. Our corporate vision includes targeted expansion, plus the purchasing of marinas on the west coast of Florida. Slip space is a prerequisite for our growth. On the franchise front, we reached the 100 clubs milestone in 2015 and launched our first international club in Vancouver, BC in 2016. Within four years, we will double our footprint nationally and abroad.What trends do you see impacting your industry in the next two to four years?There is a focus on making boating more affordable in order to grow the market. The boat club model is a major leader in providing a proven, affordable alternative to traditional boat ownership. Other non-traditional options include fractional ownership and peer-to-peer. The sharing economy or collaborative consumption mindset is particularly appealing to Millennials, so we expect this trend to help stimulate growth within this important demographic. Another major trend addresses the shift in overall U.S. demographics and the powerful growth projections in multicultural; markets. Freedom Boat Club is an early adopter in multicultural initiatives. We have hired a full-time multicultural sales and marketing manager to lead our efforts and we are actively engaged with this market in SW Florida.How do you expect the SW Florida economy to grow?Were projecting solid growth. New housing starts are on the rise. More importantly, we have documented notable growth in our corporate membership base with newcomers who have recently relocated to the area. With the steady influx of new residents and positive population growth comes the stimulation of small business which will directly impact the service industry. What do you look for in recruiting new talent? We are so blessed in this regard! Our corporate division has grown considerably over the past few years and we are fortunate that the area has so many active, younger retired professionals who are seeking enjoyable second careers. We never have problem finding great talent! Whats the most important business lesson youve learned?Stick to what you know! Continue to innovate and improve your core business, but stay focused and do what you do better than anyone else. What would people be surprised to know about you?Many people assume that Ive been a boater all my life. Truth is, my wife taught me to drive a boat at the age of 23! Who would have dreamed I would own the worlds largest and oldest boating club one day? Thanks to my wife and her family, boating has become an integral part of both my life and now my career. I love bringing the fun of boating to others! I love bringing the fun of boating to othersJohn GiglioFreedom Boat Club WHO AM I?NAME: John Giglio TITLE AND COMPANY: President/CEO, Freedom Boat Club YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: 12 YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 19 NATURE OF BUSINESS: Boating/Service Organization EDUCATION: MBA University of South Florida FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com SEPTEMBER 19
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22 SEPTEMBER 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY What is the most significant change youve seen in your industry over the past year? In the last year, I feel that the biggest advancement in aesthetic surgery was the release of Cellfina. Cellfina is a real solution to unwanted cellulite that will last for at least 2 years. In the FDA clinical study, the patient satisfaction rate was at 97 percent at two years, which was higher than at six months. This shows that we finally have a long term fix for cellulite that is a single minimally invasive procedure done under local anesthesia. This is in stark contrast to earlier options that offered very little improvement that was short lived and required several repeat treatments.What improvements, innovations or changes do you foresee in your industry in the coming year or two? What about further in the future? Cosmetic medicine and plastic surgery is constantly evolving. Going to our scientific conferences helps me stay up to date with the latest advances and newest technologies in aesthetics. Continued improvement in the nonsurgical methods of fat reduction and skin tightening are likely to lead the way in the next year. CoolSculpting has recently released new treatment applicators that allow us to treat areas in 35 minutes instead of the original 60 minutes. What is the key challenge your industry is facing? How is your industry responding? There are many challenges that the field of plastic surgery is facing. With decreasing insurance reimbursements, many untrained and unqualified providers have entered the field of cosmetic surgery or cosmetic medicine to prey off the uneducated. These providers offer cosmetic procedures without proper training, experience or judgement. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has spearheaded an educational campaign to help educate the public of the importance of board certification in plastic surgery to help protect patients from these unqualified providers. Name the top three elements or practices that have been absolutely critical in the success of your business? The top three practices that have been absolutely critical in our success has been unparalleled customer service, offering the latest and most advanced technologies in cosmetic medicine and delivering the best possible sur gical outcome that I can achieve with every surgery. We take pride in cultivating a long-term relationship with our patients. We have been the first in Southwest Florida to offer several ground breaking procedures including CoolSculpting, Infini, Thermage and Cellfina. Our steady stream of word-of-mouth referrals is testament to the results we strive to deliver for every patient. If you could go back in time, what are two things you would have done differently in your company? If I could have gone back in time, I would have been less hesitant to hire a mid-level provider to perform laser treatments and injections. I was fearful that I always had to be the one performing this minor procedures, but by offering another provider to do them, it has freed me up to do more plastic surgery which puts my training and expertise to better use.What are two things youd like to change about your industry now? Your company?The biggest thing that I would like to change in plastic surgery is the commoditization of the specialty. Many non-core physicians are trying to become cosmetic surgeons and have created bogus certifications that are not recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. These providers advertise as if they are the superior surgeons for cosmetic surgery, but in fact they have no real accreditation and far less training and expertise.Within the context of your current marketing/promotional strategy, how do you differentiate your company from your competitors? We differentiate ourselves by being the boutique-style practice in a very large and luxurious setting. Our new office is so beautiful, spacious, calming and state of the art.What are you proudest of in 2016?The completion of our new location. My wife and I have worked extremely hard to first buy the building then reinvent it in our practices image. My wife is one of the most organized people in the world. She led the contracting crew in making sure the build out was up to the standards that we want for our patients. Her diligence and unbelievably good taste is immediately recognizable as soon as you walk through the front doors of our new office.How is social media impacting your industry or business this year? Whats in store for 2017?Social media is definitely impacting plastic surgery in some good ways and in some bad ways as well. Dr. Miami Snapchatting full-length surgeries is a bit overboard in my opinion, especially for our side of the state, but there are real opportunities to reach and connect with potential patients out there with social media via short videos, contests, blog posts, etc. We have just started to enter into this area in full force with the purchase of a time-lapse camera, a 360-degree camera and a Go Pro Hero. There should be some interesting stories coming out of our office in 2017! We take pride in cultivating a long-term relationship with our patients Kent V. Hasen, MD Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples WHO AM I?NAME: Kent V. Hasen, MD TITLE AND COMPANY: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: 14 YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 14 NATURE OF BUSINESS: Cosmetic Plastic Surgery EDUCATION: Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana Universita di Bologna, Bologna, Italy Cornell University Medical College, New York, N.Y. Internship and Residencies: Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center, Chicago, IL Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship: Baker, Stuzin, Baker Plastic Surgery Associates, Miami Fully Accredited Private Operating Suite 3699 Airport Pulling Rd N, Naples, FL 34105 Surgical and Non-Surgical Procedures
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How is your company responding to these?As new home construction and home renovations come back strongly, we have found it more difficult to find skilled labor. Much of the skilled labor left the industry during the down turn and the current pool is aging. We are actively trying to work with our vendors in putting together comprehensive training as part of a curriculum to attract new talent into our industry. E Commerce and Internet marketing have been and will continue to be part of todays retail choice for customers. Seeing a visual on a computer screen is totally different than actually putting your hands on the product. At Hadinger Flooring we exceed our customer expectations by offering the best selection of first quality material, an educated sales team and professional installation teams that stand by our product quality by giving our customers a full warranty. Our sales professionals will help plan your project and will provide customers with advice on the right product for their individual needs. In area rugs, our sales and design team helps you incorporate the right size, color and pattern into your home dcor. We also arrange for home delivery and set up for your new area rug.Name three practices that have been absolutely critical in the success of your business.1) A well educated sales and service staff. We believe in continued education and provide that education to our sales staff on a weekly basis. 2) Our sales and service staff are friendly, outgoing, and knowledgeable and help our customers select the correct product for each application. 3) Selection. Hadinger Flooring and Area Rug Gallery has the best selection of product anywhere in Southwest Florida. Whether it be an area rug, hardwood, tile /stone or kitchen cabinets, Hadinger is the store you want to visit for your flooring or cabinetry needs. We stand behind all of the products we sell and install. Our goal is to exceed customer expectations. What are two things you would like to change about your industry now? Your company? Imported hardwoods, laminate and tile have been a topic in our industry for many years. Quality and environmental control has been questioned on many of the overseas imports. When possible, we sell Made In the USA products. As technology improves on the manufacturing side, we would also like to see improved education from these manufacturers on how to install these products efficiently. As a full service retail floor covering dealer, we are responsible for the correct installation techniques and methods. Purchasing material only and allowing another party that is not affiliated with the sale of the product being installed in your home is a recipe for disaster. As a customer, be sure to ask who is responsible if there is an installation issue. If purchasing online, ask if the warranty is voided if the product is not installed professionally. We warranty all of our installations and service what we sell.Within the context of your current marketing/promotional strategy, how do you differentiate your company from your competitors?We believe we need to be in front of our customers on a daily basis. We advertise all three of our major classifications; Area Rugs, Cabinets and Flooring with a blend of full color inserts, printed newspaper and television. Our message is fashion, style and color at a value. As social media and web browsing grows, we have expanded our presence digitally as well.What is your superpower? What particular strength or talent that has contributed most to your success?Without question, its our employees. Throughout our entire organization, we unquestionably have the most talented people in our industry. We hire only the most qualified sales and sales support people available in the market today. We then empower those people to take care of our customers.What accomplishments are you most proud of in 2016?Our entry into designer cabinetry has been a great success and we are looking for continued success into the future. Our design team has done a great job integrating our existing showroom with our tile and stone departments, giving our customers a wealth of product to choose from in the correct lighting and atmosphere. Our design team has years of experience and will provide a custom dream kitchen, bathroom or built-in entertainment center. Our message is fashion, style and color at a value Ed KellerHadinger Company of Naples WHO AM I?NAME: Ed Keller TITLE AND COMPANY: Chief Executive Officer, Hadinger Company of Naples YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: 2 Years with Hadinger Company of Naples 40 Years of Retail Experience YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 40 years on the West Coast of Florida NATURE OF BUSINESS: Area rugs, flooring and cabinetry EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science, West Chester University, Pa. HOMETOWN: Pittsburgh, Pa. FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com SEPTEMBER 23
What is the most significant change youve seen in your industry over the past year?Our customer base, which is over 20,000 remodeling projects, has continued to grow, despite the fact that seasonal fluctuations have leveled off in both Lee and Collier County. Our volume is not impacted by season to the degree it once was. What improvements, innovations or changes do you foresee in your business in the coming year or two? I am very excited to be opening our fourth showroom on Marco Island. The showroom will be located at 601 E. Elkcam Circle and will open in late 2016. We have always had a strong customer base on Marco Island and we made the decision this year to open the showroom.Name the top three elements or practices that have been absolutely critical in the success of your business?Service, Quality and Timeliness.If you could go back in time, what are two things you would have done differently in your company? No regrets. I have worked hard, shown up every day and made changes when needed. I learned much more from the hard times than the good. Every challenge and difficult time led Cornerstone Builders to the company we are today. A company that I am truly proud of. Within the context of your current marketing/promotional strategy, how do you differentiate your company from your competitors? I have always been the face, voice and reputation of the company. I put myself and my family in front of the public. We are not just a name and a fancy logo. Although I never thought of it as a strategy. We also rarely if ever use subcontractors. People can trust the workers coming into their home. We also never require a deposit and warranty everything we manufacturer as long as the customer owns their home. Our customers know that I am ultimately responsible for their project and that I wont be satisfied until they are. What is your finish line? Or, what does success look like to you for 2016?There is never a finish line. We continually strive to better ourselves in every department. There is ALWAYS room for improvement. Success at Conerstone is when we display quality work in the most professional manner at a fair price and end the day with a fully satisfied customer.What do you attribute your success to?We put our trust and faith in GOD. He is in charge. All of our decisions are based on what Jesus would do. Do we always do that? No because we make mistakes. We have a prayer meeting every Thursday morning where we pray for all the needs of the company and have the LORDS supper together.How is social media impacting your industry or business this year? Whats in store for 2017?Social Media gives us an opportunity to make our brand more personal and allows us to communicate with our target market in a more dynamic way thereby giving us increased exposure and traffic to our website. We post fresh relevant content to our website as well as Facebook on a daily basis which engages our more than 8,000 fans ( and growing) on innovations, launches, trends, promotions and sales. This has ultimately generated many leads for us. As social media continues to grow in how people consume their media I only see increased growth in terms of traffic to our website and for our company in 2017. A new website launch is in the works for late 2016. Our customers know that I wont be satisfied until they areTony LeeberCornerstone Builders of Southwest Florida WHO AM I?NAME: Tony Leeber TITLE AND COMPANY: Owner, Cornerstone Builders of Southwest Florida YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: 28 years YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: Since 1988 NATURE OF BUSINESS: Home Remodeling HOMETOWN: Long Island, NY 24 SEPTEMBER 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY www.cornerstonebuildersswfl.comNAPLES SHOWROOM239.332.3020 7700 Trail Blvd. N.Monday-Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pmFORT MYERS SHOWROOM239.332.3020 14680 S. Tamiami TrailMonday-Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pmLicensed and Insured Certied Building Contractor #CBC 1253280 Cornerstone Builders of SW Florida INc. E X C EEDIN G EXPE C TATI O N S S IN C E 1 988 CORNERSTONE Give us the Opportunity toWOW You! Our Promise From Kitchen and bath remodeling to custom closets and cabinetry to complete home remodeling Cornerstone Builders of Southwest Florida can turn your vision for your home into reality. Pay NO Deposit to start your project and receive a lifetime material warranty on all products we manufacturer for as long as you own your home.Satisfying Over 20,000 Customers Since 1988! Coming Soon!MARCO ISLAND SHOWROOM 601 E. Elkcam Circle W Tony Leeber
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com SEPTEMBER 25 What is the most significant change youve seen in your industry over the past year? From a broad style standpoint, weve seen a major shift away from traditional towards transitional and contemporary. Clean and simple, yet elegant and sophisticated is the current style trend. Another trend thats emerged this year is what we refer to as organic contemporary. Natural materials like wood, stone, metal and shell, all with relaxed finishes. Oftentimes there is a mix of materials like a natural live edge wood dining table with polished stainless steel legs. This combination of materials provides a look that is totally unique and stunningly beautiful. What improvements, innovations or changes do you foresee in your industry in the coming year or two? Weve seen a renewed interest in products made in America. There are several factors contributing to this increased demand, the biggest one being the custom capabilities of our domestic factories. Instead of settling for something thats almost right, our designers can help their clients find the perfect piece that is exactly the size and finish for their room. And because many of our factories have made significant investments to improve production efficiencies, the cost difference between imports and domestic product has shrunk. Because of this, a huge percentage of the products we carry are made here in America. What are three key challenges your industry is facing? As business picks up around the country, and as demand for domestic product increases, many of our factories are facing a labor shortage. North Carolina in particular is experiencing this. Normally we love seeing low unemployment, but its so low that factories are having a harder time keeping pace with demand, and lead times have been pushed farther out. How is your company responding to these? Fast delivery is important to our customers and critical to our success. If our factories are shipping slower than normal, we place larger stock orders and carry more inventory in our Fort Myers warehouse. That enables our customers to get immediate delivery on hundreds of our most popular items. Name three practices that have been absolutely critical in the success of your business? In any retail business, there are so many things that must be done perfectly. Theres simply no room for error, or the client will be disappointed. To help guide our teams decision making, we ask ourselves first what is the right thing to do for our client. Another important factor that has helped us achieve success is our absolute commitment to quality in the products we carry. This includes not only the quality of the construction, but also to the style and design of the piece. Because we never compromise on quality, our clients know everything we place in their home will be of lasting quality and impeccable taste. From a cultural standpoint, we are passionate about what we do. We love helping our clients make their homes beautiful and comfortable, and this shows in the enthusiasm of everyone that works here. The combination of skills, experience and passion is what makes a person a great fit with our organization. Within the context of your current marketing/promotional strategy, how do you differentiate your company from your competitors? We have a unique position in the marketplace, in that we are both a furniture store and interior design center. On the furniture store side, our showrooms are large about 60,000 square feet. They feature beautiful displays of an incredibly wide selection of product at all price points, most of it in stock for immediate delivery. And on the design side, we have large design centers featuring thousands of fabrics, window treatments, wallpaper, handmade rugs, tile and floor coverings. The design center is staffed with experienced and talented interior designers. And each showroom has a CAD department that can produce 2D and 3D renderings of our clients project. What accomplishment are you most proud of in 2016? The most important advancement weve made this year is our website. Weve been working all year on a complete redesign. The previous site was sufficient in that it provided basic information about our stores and services. But the number one comment we received on a consistent basis is that our clients wanted to see more product on the site. We took this to heart and began redesigning our site, and photographing every item in our showrooms. How is social media impacting your industry or business this year? Were very active on Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz and Instagram. Our strategy is to gain dedicated, engaged followers by posting meaningful and relevant content. Because were creative people and are passionate about design, its a lot of fun for all of us. But its more than just a creative outlet for us it really does have a positive impact on our business. A large percentage of visitors to our website come directly from our social media pages. And many of these visitors end up in one of our showrooms, working with a designer to make their home beautiful and comfortable. What is on the horizon for 2017? Steady, sustainable growth. We recently opened our first store on Floridas east coast in Coral Gables, and were breaking ground soon on a new showroom in Boca Raton. That showroom will open in 2017. In addition, we are actively looking for additional sites on Floridas east coast as well as other markets in Florida.The most important advancement weve made this year is our website Steve LushRobb & Stucky WHO AM I?NAME: Steve Lush TITLE AND COMPANY: President, Robb & Stucky YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: 5 YEARS IN COUNTY: 5 NATURE OF BUSINESS: Retail Furniture and Interior Design EDUCATION: BS Business, University of Vermont HOMETOWN: Galeton, PA FORT MYERS SHOWROOM:13170 S. Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33907 Phone: (239) 415-2800NAPLES SHOWROOM:355 9th Street South, Naples, FL 34102 Phone: (239) 732-2400 Store Hours: Mon Sat: 10am 6pm, Sun: Noon 5pm ROBBSTUCKY.COM NAPLES FORT MYERS SARASOTA CORAL GABLES BOCA RATON Opening 2017! See our products online atROBBSTUCKY.COM M
26 SEPTEMBER 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY What is the most significant change youve seen in your industry? We have seen a surge of interest by non-vascular surgeons interested in adding vein treatment to their service line as a means of compensating for reductions in insurance reimbursement from their other lines of service. This has led to a confusing landscape for patients who are seeking expert venous care. Vein Specialists has responded to this change through further dedication to physician and public education and increased awareness regarding venous disease, its manifestations and presentations and the appropriate and ethical treatment of the disease.What improvements, innovations or changes do you foresee? I believe that improvement in public education and awareness regarding the myriad presentations of venous disease will be ongoing and forthcoming. Regarding improvements of therapy, the most significant improvement in our treatment armamentarium in venous disease has been the recent FDA approved VenaSeal, a medical adhesive for the treatment of saphenous vein insufficiency. Although not currently reimbursed by insurance companies, we anticipate receiving a code for the reimbursement for VenaSeal within the next twelve to eighteen months. However, the most significant improvement for to treatment of venous insufficiency occurred sixteen years ago when endothermal ablation radiofrequency or LASER was introduced, essentially transforming the treatment paradigm for patients with vein disease from vein stripping to outpatient therapies performed with immediate return to normal activity.What are three key challenges your industry is facing? The first is the affordable patient care act. It has been the single most detrimental piece of legislation passed by Congress in that it has placed further distance between patients and physicians. The second challenge is the mandates are expensive. The third challenge is that those responsible for this piece of legislation are not clinicians. They are trying to pigeonhole patients with different disease processes with different algorithms and that is not necessarily how medicine works. Each patient is different and each patient responds differently to different therapies. I believe that patients are much more than numbers. Name three practices that have been absolutely critical in your success. 1. Remaining focused on our goal of excellence in patient care. 2. Embracing an ethical practice of medicine whereby our decisions to perform procedures are not influenced by our overhead. 3. The importance of creating a culture at work where staff understand, internalize and authentically embrace their mission of empathetically taking care of patients. After all, it is our mission to take care of patients. With these three key practices, our practice continues to thrive and grow.In marketing/promotional strategy, how do you differentiate your company? We differentiate ourselves as the only vein specialists with a Vascular Surgeon as its founder and leader who is focused 100% on the scientifically objective evaluation and minimally invasive modern therapy for varicose veins and other signs of venous insufficiency such as swollen, heavy and achy legs, skin discoloration, nonhealing leg wounds, Charlie horse cramps, nighttime leg cramps and restless legs syndrome. We focus on patient and physician education. We took a line from one of Carly Simons songs, reworded it and utilize it in our marketing strategy. We use the tagline Were So Vein because thats all we do! Our newest ad campaign asks, Who would you want fixing your vein problems? Would you want the jack of all trades or the master of one treating your veins? We are the master of one. We are 100% focused on veins!Whats your superpower? We have a passion for educating physicians and the public about vein disease. My approach to patient care is educate, educate, educate! I like to develop relationships with my patients. I like to get to know their stories. I also have fun with my patients. I try to make the best of what otherwise would be an inherently stressful experience. We want to lessen their anxiety. What are you most proud of in 2016? The continued success of our practice and growth of our staff in what many would say would be difficult times to expand. We have been able to be more selective with who we hire. We hire people who fit our culture. In our capacity as a physician training center for Medtronic we have been exposed to numerous physicians across the country, most of whom have commented about the authenticity, excitement and enthusiasm our staff brings to the table. They want to know our secret formula and our secret formula is our people. To paraphrase Henry Ford, Take my plants, take my machines and take my assembly, just dont take my people.How do you define success in 2016? By our effectiveness at educating physicians and patients, about the various presentations of venous insufficiency and the importance of considering venous insufficiency as a medical condition rather than a cosmetic condition. Venous insufficiency traditionally has been managed reactively but at Vein Specialists, we proactively manage venous insufficiency rather than waiting for the complications of the disease. We prefer to identify the disease and then treat more appropriately in a proactive fashion.What is on the horizon for 2017? We plan for further expansion of our office in Bonita Springs serving Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero more completely with a new physician provider to service and build the practice and awareness of venous disease. We also have plans to add other diagnostic modalities that are critical to providing comprehensive venous investigation and treatment. My approach to patient care is educate, educate, educate!Dr. Joseph MagnantVascular Surgeon and Owner of Vein Specialists WHO AM I?NAME: Dr. Joseph Magnant TITLE AND COMPANY: Board Certified Vascular Surgeon and Owner of Vein Specialists YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: 10 (opened in 2006) YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 10 NATURE OF BUSINESS: Healthcare, patient care EDUCATION: Earned his Doctorate in Medicine and performed his General Surgery residency at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. He completed his Vascular Surgery fellowship at DartmouthHitchcock Medical Center and is certified by the American Board of Surgery in vascular Surgery. HOMETOWN: Fairfax, Virginia Were Sooo...Vein! I bet you wish your legs didnt swell so much!Joseph G. Magnant MD, FACS, RPVI Vascular Surgeon & Vein ExpertCall us to ask about our monthly FREE vein screenings!FREE Virtual Vein Consult!Find Out If You Have Vein Disease From The Comfort of Your Own Home! 239-694-VEIN (8346)weknowveins.com facebook.com/weknowveinsFort Myers & Bonita Springs
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com SEPTEMBER 27 # HEARUSROAR # TEAMMCQUAIDBayfront, Naples: 239-300-4880 Coconut Point, Estero: 239-498-4880 www.TeamMcQuaid.comYOUR SOURCE FOR REAL ESTATE! What improvements, innovations or changes do you foresee in your industry in the coming year or two and further into the future?Without a doubt technology will continue to play a major role going forward in the real estate industry. Its here and everyone is forced to adopt it to survive and thrive, whether you want to or not! One of the main technology trends are the use of bots or robotics being integrated into the consumer experience on the internet. Much like the Amazon product Alexa, real estate search bots can provide quick answers and search capabilities without the need for human interaction. Although human to human contact between client and Realtor will still be essential, the need for added value on the part of the Realtor and the knowledge and capabilities that are brought to the experience of buying or selling, will become an essential (and the most valuable) piece.How is your company responding to the challenges the industry is facing?We, as a company, tend to lead with the question of adding value. With that in mind, we have created a program called Snowbird Certified that provides additional education to our Realtors over and above the traditional schooling and continuing education. This designation we have created allows the client stress free and seamless relocation from the North to the South in providing everything they need to know about moving to Florida. It is about going further than just the real estate transaction, but assisting in supporting the clients needs during (what can be) a time of uncertainty coupled with loads of questions. The client can be assured that whatever their needs, our team will assist them from start to finish.Name three practices that have been absolutely critical in the success of your business?This is an easy one, without a doubt: gratitude, creativity and authenticity. I walk through my door every morning with an overwhelming sense of gratitude for being blessed with the best team in town. The creativity that permeates from my brain is truly a gift that everyone has embraced in my office, our true differentiator. Finally, authenticity, that is the acceptance of each one of us as we truly are and celebrating individual uniqueness. I have always been a believer in being true to YOU. Everyone else is already taken!Within the context of your current marketing/promotional strategy, how do you differentiate your company from your competitors?As a company we believe in community outreach through sweat equity, and our in house marketing team collaborates to create, execute and/or implement some of the areas largest events. (i.e. Taste of Collier, Rockin on the Bay, Rockin the Point, Stonecrab Festival, etc) This allows us an opportunity to bring the community together and give back using our skills and talents. Our Realtors are very involved in the execution and participation and have formed great relationships as a result. As far as a marketing strategy goes, we like to take normal everyday things and put a creative spin on our promotional ads/pieces to make it relatable and memorable. What is your superpower? What particular strength or talent has contributed most to your success?Superpower? Imagination, period. My creative brain tends to see things in 3D-technicolor and that allows me to create concepts and ideas and see the end result. It then becomes a matter of semantics to implement. With that said, my strengths lies in internal drive, self motivation and tenacity. As we all have faced many obstacles, fears and failures in life, truly the greatest strength I have learned is bouncing back quickly and never, ever giving up as there is always opportunity on the other side of any obstacle!What accomplishment are you most proud of in 2016?I am MOST proud of our ability (as a boutique real estate firm) to overcome adversity and figure out a way to maintain strength in our market place. My team of incredibly hard-working Realtors have contributed to our rise to the top 5 percent of ALL firms in Southwest Florida. That is an incredible feat by any standards, but even more incredible when you are talking about those stats with just two handfuls of agents. I have never seen more heart, dedication or loyalty in an organization. We hope to lead and better the industry by example as time goes on.How is social media impacting your industry or business this year?I recently returned from a meeting at Facebook headquarters with the CEOs/ Owners of some of the largest real estate firms in the world along with the heads of Facebook and Zillow, so this question is forefront in my brain right now. As our industry continues to find ways for exposure of listings in the Internet world, social media allows a platform not only for exposure of inventory, but also a huge tool for relationship building. Although most people dont like seeing a personal feed on Facebook loaded with business promotion and pushing properties. A Realtor who is aware will find and utilize tools currently available (or soon to be available) to make the connection with the consumer or their sphere of influence. The reality in real estate, or any form of sales, is people like to do business with those that they like and trust. Social media is a great catalyst to start the conversation and catapult the relationship if used appropriately!What is on the horizon for 2017?As a company, we will continue to keep a finger on the pulse of the future of our industry, but will focus daily on the present. We will continue to think outside of the box and find our own stamp on bettering the industry not only locally, but nationwide. We will broaden our vision for success, have strength in knowing there is hope for tomorrow and sprinkle everything we do with a touch of red glitter to ensure it sparkles, shines and, most importantly, stands out! The client can be assured our team will assist them from start to finish Tiffany McQuaidMcQuaid & Company Real Estate Services & McQuaid Marketing & Promotions WHO AM I?NAME: Tiffany McQuaid TITLE AND COMPANY: President, McQuaid & Company Real Estate Services & McQuaid Marketing & Promotions YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: 3 YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 14 NATURE OF BUSINESS: Real Estate Brokerage Marketing & Event Planning EDUCATION: Youngstown State University
28 SEPTEMBER 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY What improvements, innovations or changes do you foresee in your industry in the coming year or two? What about further in the future? We are transforming our approach from providing episodic care to serving our community as a significant partner by promoting and supporting wellness and healthy lifestyles. What are three key challenges your industry is facing? How is your industry responding to these? How is your company responding to these?No. 1: Dramatic reductions in reimbursement from government, businesses and commercial insurance. This is significant because these sources of payment have helped cover the costs associated with uninsured and underinsured patients. Our response: We will experience shortages in trained health care professionals, including physicians, as well as delays in accessing careeven while experiencing major growth in facilities and staffing for health care services. No. 2: Move to population health as a result of incentive changes in reimbursement and the need to improve coordination of care. Health care delivery in our nation, and locally, has been primarily episodic in nature and is not structured to provide effective preventive and chronic care management. Our response: Increased emphasis on chronic care management programs. We have introduced patient-centered medical homes, which enable coordination of care in primary care settings. Additionally, more outpatient alternatives are being recognized as a part of the care continuum. This also includes coordination of care prior to and following surgery in the home or other settings besides hospitals, and so much more. No. 3: Aging and economically challenged population, especially in Southwest Florida, place a greater demand on all health care needs facilities, locations, staffing, services, etc. Seniors use health care twice as frequently as non-seniors and their needs are twice as intense. We also have key pockets of poverty and uninsured and underinsured residents. This results in overuse of emergency services when care could be better provided in non-hospital and emergency settings. Our response: We will continue to be challenged to find the funds and staff to keep up with this growth while changing the nature of how we deliver services.Name three elements or practices that have been absolutely critical in the success of your business?No. 1: High employee morale and engagement. While there are always opportunities for improvement, we have proudly had employee engagement scores in the upper 95-98th percentile nationally in recent years. No. 2: Physician engagement. Traditionally physicians have appreciated their independence and autonomy. However, with the complexity of health care delivery and financing, plus rapidly growing complex regulations and compliance issues, physicians need to become an integral part of a coordinated care delivery system where their specific training can be most effectively utilized. No. 3: Effective use of lean support. We have developed an impressive lean transformation team to assist employees and physicians in finding ways to improve efficiency and strengthen clinical outcomes and processes.What are two things youd like to change about your industry now? Your company? No. 1: Coordination of care. We have grown up with a health delivery system that has become increasingly fragmented and thus expensive and confusing. I would want to have a more organized care delivery system that supports a healthier population where the culture of our communities is on health and wellness and not on sickness and repair medicine No. 2: Access to care. We are the only major industrialized nation that does not provide some form of universal coverage for all individuals. While technically everyone has access to care in our emergency rooms, this is inefficient, inappropriate and expensive.What one area of your industry would you like to take the time to learn more about? Id like to immerse myself more where there is effective collaboration among providers and the financiers of health care where they are making a difference in changing the culture of health from repair-center medicine to team-based care with effective coordination and pr oven outcomes.What are you proudest of in 2016?The decision to choose the name Lee Health over Lee Memorial Health System signifies a commitment to focus on our communitys health and speaks to a broader mission on behalf of those we serve.What is your finish line? Or, what does success look like to you for 2016?There is no finish line. Every patient, family, caregiver, support person, physician, volunteer and Lee Memorial Health System partner help lead to miracles every day and night. We are honored to be able to contribute to our communitys health. Changing the culture from repair-center medicine to team-based careJames R. Nathan Lee Memorial Health System WHO AM I?NAME: James R. Nathan TITLE AND COMPANY: President and Chief Executive Officer, Lee Memorial Health System YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: 39 YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 41 NATURE OF BUSINESS: Health Care EDUCATION: Xavier University, Master of Health Care Administration Lee Memorial Health System has a long history of providing safe, high quality, leading-edge and compassionate care. From one hospitalLee Memorial Hospitalin 1916, we now encompass four acute care hospitals, two specialty hospitals and comprehensive health care services in facilities and oce locations throughout Southwest Florida. Our team also has grown from two nurses to more than 11,800 employees, 1,300 community physicians and 4,500 volunteers and auxiliansyour family, neighbors and friends who make up your community health system. www.LeeMemorial.orgWe are devoted to excellence in healthcare today, tomorrow and always. 100 Years of Caring 1916 2016
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com SEPTEMBER 29 What is the most significant change youve seen in your industry over the past year? The real estate market is always changing. The key is to have foresight and anticipate the change before it happens. What improvements, innovations or changes do you foresee in your industry in the coming year or two? The newest innovation is 3D Glasses to walk through a home online and virtual home staging.Name three practices that have been absolutely critical in the success of your business? 1. An early startI am at the gym every day at 5:15 a.m. with my Dad. 2. Having a system in place to handle growth effectively. 3. Never over promise, always over deliver and make sure every client is 100 percent completely satisfied.What is your superpower? What particular strength or talent has contributed most to your success.?My superpower is the ability to determine the Market value of a property and how to time a sale properly to a clients needs. Market Value is the price a home will sell for in a given market. This is a very careful process. I take into account the location of the home, average days on market for similar homes, listing vs. sales price percentage, real estate supply, closing costs, time of the year and most importantly foresight on any market change. Once this is done, I meet with the client and put together a tailored strategy for them. Each scenario is different: 1. Sellers may want to sell now or sell later. 2. They may be building a home and want to sell for 8-12 months or evenlonger. 3. They may or may not know where they want to move to yet. 4. They may want to know what their home will rent for and if it is worth holding onto it or not. 5. When is the right time to put my home on the market? I help people make life-changing decisions on the biggest purchase of their lives. I feel I can be put in any Real estate situation and come up with a game plan that will get the job done. What accomplishment are you most proud of in 2016? Highest Sales in the Nation for Realty World and The News Press Best of the Best Best Realtor. Both awards were for the third year in a row. How do you define success in 2016? Success is not just making the sale. It is about Always doing the Right Thing. How is social media impacting your industry or business this year? I think social media is great for any business if used properly. It has helped grow my business. What is on the horizon for 2017? I plan to try new marketing techniques to grow the business while continuing to develop stronger relationships and focusing on whats most important Customer Service. Success is not just making the sale; its putting the clients needs firstJoe Pavich, Jr.Realty World J. Pavich WHO AM I?NAME: Joe Pavich, Jr TITLE AND COMPANY: Broker Associate of Realty World J. Pavich YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: 16 YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 27 NATURE OF BUSINESS: Residential Real Estate Sales EDUCATION: AA Business HOMETOWN: Chicago, Il HONESTY, INTEGRITY, KNOWLEDGE LISTING EXPERT AND BUYERS AGENT239-910-0304 www.JoePavichJr.ComRealty World Florida | 21301 S Tamiami Trail #340 | Estero, FL JOE PAVICH, JR.
30 SEPTEMBER 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY Naples First MedispaMANUEL PEA, M.D. Board Certi ed Plastic SurgeonMANUEL PEA, M.D.Board Certi ed Plastic SurgeonLocated at Exit 107, off I-75 6360 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 101 Naples, Florida 34119 5 5 6 6 Since 1990, we have performed innovative cosmetic procedures on more than 25,000 patients. Dr. Pea is considered to be one of the leading surgeons in Southwest Florida. Whatever type of cosmetic option you are considering, we can promise well work hard to deliver spectacular care and do all we can to get your face and body looking great. What is the most significant change youve seen in your industry over the past year? More and more, patients desire less invasive procedures where they dont have to go under general anesthesia. What improvements, innovations or changes do you foresee in your industry in the coming year or two? This stems from the first question: We are starting to get results with non-invasive procedures that match surgical results. I look forward to seeing more of this.What about further in the future? Regenerating medicine is going to get more important and more popular. This is the process of replacing or engineering human cells, tissue or organs so that we can restore or re-establish normal function. It will allow us to offer solutions and hope for people who have conditions that today are beyond repair.What are some of the key challenges your industry is facing? The main problem we face is nonqualified practitioners who come in and mess things up for everyone else for their patients and for those of us in the field who are qualified. Another challenge we face is created by media hype. Celebrities like the Kardashians get all the treatments and look great, but the media doesnt tell us about their diet, their exercise and the rest of their lifestyle how hard they have to work and how much time it takes to look like they do. It makes some people think they can look like a celebrity with a procedure or two.How are you responding to those challenges? We take the time to get to know our patients and to educate them. Someone comes in insisting that liposuction is what they need, but as we ask them questions and learn about them, we often realize something else will better accomplish what they want. When that happens, we make sure they understand why.Name three practices that have been absolutely critical in the success of your business. One: Listening to patients desires. Two: Explaining all of the options and risks. Three: Impeccable post-op care. What are two things youd like to change about your industry now? Less hype would be great, and so would fewer unqualified practitioners. Changing the latter is a combination of both regulations and training.Within the context of your current marketing/promotional strategy, how do you differentiate your company from your competitors? More than 95 percent of our patients are referrals by our previous patients, their friends and family.What is your superpower? What particular strength or talent has contributed most to your success? Artistry.What accomplishment are you most proud of in 2016? Having taken care of so many wonderful people in 13 different countries on three continents.How do you define success in 2016? Getting up every morning and looking forward to work after 27 years. How is social media impacting your industry or business this year? It is a powerful tool, but it can be very exhausting and intrusive if you let it. What is your hope for 2017? Personally, Id really love to see one more green flash. We take the time to get to know our patients and to educate themDr. Manuel PeaPea Plastic Surgery WHO AM I?NAME: Dr. Manuel Pea TITLE AND COMPANY: CEO/Surgeon in chief, Pea Plastic Surgery YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: Established 1990 NATURE OF BUSINESS: Plastic surgery EDUCATION: B.S. from the University of Georgia; M.D. from Medical College of Georgia; General Surgery residency at University of Miami, Plastic Surgery residency at Medical College of Georgia and post-graduate fellowships at University of Miami and Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital/New York University HOMETOWN: Camaguey, Cuba
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com SEPTEMBER 31 What is the most significant change youve seen in your industry over the past year?Certainly consumers are becoming more health conscious with their eating preferences. We have always stayed true to our motto of You Cant Fake Fresh and continue to deliver the freshest seafood to the market ensuring our guests can enjoy healthy seafood offerings. Technology in our business also remains a constant focus whether it is consumers looking for security when purchasing and becoming PCS Compliant or utilizing more mobile friendly information delivery methods like our mobile APP. What are three key challenges your industry is facing? First, the workforce is changing and we are now looking to the Millennial generation to be part of our culture. Second, the price of commodities continues to rise and that forces us to work harder. Third, credit cards and new regulations that are now in place.How is your company responding to these challenges? As a team, we are continuing to learn how to reach the millennial generation through informative webinars. We are embracing social media not only as a place to inform but also as a place to recruit, promote and engage customers, team members, business partners.Name three practices that have been absolutely critical in the success of your business?1. Vertical integration of seafood 2. In-house marketing 3. Promoting from withinWithin the context of your current marketing/promotional strategy, how do you differentiate your company from your competitors?We have built three cornerstone marketing tools that year in and year out keep our customers satisfied and coming back over and over again. We offer Kids Eat Free, we have 2 for 1 Happy Hour All Day Every Day and Happy Hour Food from 3-6 p.m. every day. They work well for us and no one else in the market offers these like we do. When we combine that with our versatile menu, great locations in Southwest Florida and the laidback, easygoing atmosphere in our restaurants, its a recipe for success!What is your superpower? What particular strength or talent has contributed most to your success?Our strength as a company is also our key point of difference from our competition. Weve established a great culture within our team members. Its a fun and fast-paced atmosphere in our restaurants. We also have our own seafood company in the Island Crab Company, which allows us to have complete access and control of our own seafood source right from the water to the table. That combination of culture and controlling our own seafood supply is a superior advantage and has put us on our path of success.What accomplishment are you most proud of in 2016?We continued our commitment to be Local and support Local. Weve launched our own Pinchers Farm where will be able to grow and harvest our own locally grown fresh produce including corn, beans and peppers. On the business side, our same store sales are up 3 percent from the previous year, which we are very proud of and thankful for.How is social media impacting your industry or business this year? As social media continues to evolve with new and growing platforms, we continue to engage our customers through the relevant channels to inform and communicate the exciting things our restaurants are doing. From new openings to our fantastic events that take place, we are right there with tweets, live streams, photos and other engaging content to stay relevant in the Social Media space.What is on the horizon for 2017? As a company we are looking forward to celebrating our 20th anniversary. Additionally, we will continue to move our brands forward with expansion as well as potentially introduce a new concept to the market. Family owned success with cultivated team membersGrant and Tony PhelanPhelan Holdings WHO AM I?NAME: Grant Phelan TITLE AND COMPANY: Owner, Phelan Holdings YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: Since it was founded 2017 will mark 20 years! YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: Pinchers Bonita Springs opened in 1997 NATURE OF BUSINESS: Pinchers / Texas Tonys Rib & Brew House EDUCATION: Cornell University School of Hospitality 1999 HOMETOWN: Naples, FL PINCHERSUSA.COM TEXASTONYS.COM PROUD TO BE FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED! VOTED BEST BBQ IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA! VOTED BEST BBQ IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA! **Restrictions apply. See server for full details. Grant Phelan and his father, Tony
32 SEPTEMBER 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY What is the most significant change youve seen in your industry over the past year?With advancements in technology, audiology and hearing aids can now be offered as a fully mobile service. From the initial consultation, testing, diagnosis to treatment, Doctors Hearing can fully take care of a patient in the comfort of their own home.What improvements, innovations or changes do you foresee in your industry in the coming year or two? Hearing aid technology is continually improving. Many patients complain about having to change batteries. More and more manufactures are introducing hearing aids in which the batteries do not need to be changed. These hearing aids are rechargable, just like cell phones. What about further in the future?Treatment for tinnitus (ringing in the ears) has significantly advanced over the last 10 years. Previously, patients were told, I am sorry, but there is nothing we can do for you. You will just have to learn to live with the ringing. Current tinnitus treatments are highly effective in reducing ringing in the ears. However, I am excited to see what the next 10 years hold for advancements in tinnitus treatment. What are three key challenges your industry is facing? The three key problems facing Audiology, in particular in SWFL, can be summed up in one phrase, Sales, sales, sales! Unfortunately, just about on every corner and even in big box stores, hearing aids have sadly turned into a retail industry. Since when do people shop for medical treatment in retail? And most patients are not informed that there is a difference. In fact, in Collier County I could count on one hand the number of Doctors of Audiology. Yet to most outside of the field, it looks like there are dozens of medical professionals. In reality, there are dozens of sales people. My advice to patients searching for proper medical care is to look at the credentials and work with a Doctor of Audiology. Just like a dentist is the doctor to see when one has problems with teeth, a Doctor of Audiology is the professional to see when one has problems with hearing loss, tinnitus or balance. How is your company responding to these challenges?Many people think that they must choose the retail stores over medical offices due to cost. This is no longer true. We accept all medical insurance. In the past, Doctors used to have to tell patients that hearing aids are not covered. However with improvements in medical insurance coverage, we find that hearing aids are covered more and more, in part or even in full so that patients have no out of pocket expenses. Name three practices that have been absolutely critical in the success of your business?Going above and beyond for each patient with excellent customer service Providing the gold-standard of medical care in Audiology. Providing patients with access to all hearing aid manufacturers If you could go back in time, what are two things you would have done differently in your company?Change the companys name! We work with many patients with hearing impairments and cognitive delays. In the past when we called from Doctors Hearing to confirm appointments, many patients asked, Who is Dr. Hearing? Haha! We now say that we are calling from the office of Dr. Ann Rasmussen. I suppose the second thing I could change is MY name Dr. Hearing has a nice ring to it!What are two things youd like to change about your industry now? Your company?Better patient education and better awareness for medical professionals outside the field of Audiology. Again, so many people see a hearing aid sales person and a Doctor of Audiology as the same, simply because they have never been educated on the difference between the two. A salesperson will sell you on their product, however a doctor goes to school for nearly a decade to provide proper medical care. I can honestly say I love my company and would not change one thing about it! I love the people I work with, our positive attitude, and we love what we do helping people live better lives.Within the context of your current marketing/promotional strategy, how do you differentiate your company from your competitors?We are the only fully mobile Audiology and Hearing Aid practice in SWFL. Patients are welcome to visit us in our office, however we can also provide all services in the comfort of patients homes.What is your superpower? What particular strength or talent that has contributed most to your success. I worked in private practices in Naples for 7 years before opening my own practice. I would hear the same complaints from patients over and over, I cannot driveI do not have transportation until next week The office is so far away In SWFL there is a demand for aging in place. Many older adults want to keep their independence for as long as possible. In opening my practice, I knew that I wanted to meet this previously unserved need. What accomplishment are you most proud of in 2016? Each and every patient who I helped to live a better life.How do you define success in 2016? I cant say this enough Each and every patient who I helped to live a better life.How is social media impacting your industry or business this year? Through social media, we are able to quickly share technology updates. Even though most of our patients do not use social media, their family and friends do. These family members and friends keep our patients well informed.What is on the horizon for 2017?Helping patients to live a better life! We have many educational events, health fairs, and complimentary hearing, tinnitus and balance screenings planned for 2017. Please check our website firstname.lastname@example.org for event updates. We love what we do ... helping people live better livesDr. Ann RasmussenDoctors Hearing WHO AM I?NAME: Dr. Ann Rasmussen TITLE AND COMPANY: Doctors Hearing YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: Started company 1 year ago YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 8 years NATURE OF BUSINESS: Audiology and Hearing Aids EDUCATION: Doctor of Audiology HOMETOWN: San Francisco, CA 1656 Medical Blvd. #302, Naples, FL 34110Contact us today for a complimentary consultation. (239) 287 0319 GOLD STANDARD When it comes to your hearing, you want the very best care. That's why we give all of our patients our awardwinning Gold Standard for Hearing Aids Naples and Evaluations. MOBILE Can't make it to our ofce? No problem. Dr. Rasmussen makes house calls. With her mobile hearing test equipment, we can evaluate you in the comfort of your own home OR OFFICE for no extra charge. HEARING AID TEST Doctors Hearing uses state-of-the-art hearing aid verication equipment and testing, called Real Ear Measurements. Real Ear measures the amount of amplication produced from a hearing aid while it is in the patients ear. TINNITUS TREATMENT One of our specialties as an Audiologist is dealing with Tinnitus (ringing in the ears). We will diagnose the severity of your condition and provide the most appropriate solution.
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com SEPTEMBER 33 What is the most significant change youve seen in your industry over the past year?The tough regulatory environment has substantially impacted our business. We increasingly dedicate ourselves to continued education so that we can efficiently and knowledgably serve our clients. The good news? While the increased regulations have made it more difficult to buy a home, the credit markets are starting to soften and it is slowly bec oming easier to buy a home.What improvements, innovations or changes do you foresee in your industry in the coming year or two? As millennials come of homeownership age, the industry inches closer to the reality of a completely digital mortgage. The digital mortgage will allow the borrower to complete the application process with their smart phone. Back-office operations will be intrinsically linked to create a seamless application and approval process.What are three key challenges your industry is facing? The regulatory environment greatly impacts the way we work. The increased capital requirements and intensive compliance oversight has heavily increased our cost of business. In order to compete, we have to form strategic alliances in order to increase our collective buying power.Name three practices that have been absolutely critical in the success of your business?We have three Core Values that are imperative to our success. We are All In, in that we are fully committed to everything we do. We are Driven, always bringing determination and tenacity to the table. We are Approachable, and consistently practice patient support and open communication with our clients. Within the context of your current marketing/promotional strategy, how do you differentiate your company from your competitors?We have proprietary systems that are custom-built with unique qualities that set us apart from our competitors. Our multi-channel approach complements the referrals we receive from the clients we diligently serve.What is your superpower? What particular strength or talent has contributed most to your success. I emanate positivity! A companys attitude seeps into everything that they do. By staying positive and having a can-do attitude, we get things done quickly and with a smile.What accomplishment are you most proud of in 2016?2016 has been a record-setting year for American Eagle Mortgage. Our production levels are higher than they have ever been and we are fast approaching the billion-dollar level in annual sales.What is on the horizon for 2017?We strive to improve the quality and range of the products we offer our clients, and expect to see more record-setting, rapid growth in the coming years. We are all in, we are driven and we are approachableJohn SchrenkelAmerican Eagle Mortgage Co., LLC WHO AM I?NAME: John Schrenkel TITLE AND COMPANY: CEO, American Eagle Mortgage Co., LLC YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: 16 years YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 10 years NATURE OF BUSINESS: Mortgage Banking EDUCATION: College HOMETOWN: Lorain, OH Direct Lender In-House Underwriting Quick Approvals Closings on Time Diversity of Programs Mortgage Banker We Deliver on Our Promise* Seasoned/Talented Loan Of cers*Customers are not an account number, they are valued friends! American Eagle Mortgage Can Do Will Do.Contact us today to learn about our jumbo financing programs.9118 Strada Place, Unit 8105 Naples, FL 34108 239.434.0300 9130 Galleria Court, Suite 101 Naples, FL 34109 239.596.0507 10580 Colonial Boulevard, Suite 107 Fort Myers, FL 33913 239.434.0300
34 SEPTEMBER 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY What is the most significant change youve seen in your industry over the past year?Inexperienced players coming into the industry. It creates confusion among sellers regarding land values and some of those projects dont come to fruition, which makes buyers skittish when it comes to new construction.What are three key challenges your industry is facing? Rising costs Increased regulation leading to increased cost and time Lack of land supply, still a tight market for financing for homeowners How is your company responding to these?Building good relationships with suppliers, contractors, landowners and brokers. Treating them fairly and with respect, they are your partners they need to have confidence that you will close a deal or bring a project to fruition.If you could go back in time, what are two things you would have done differently in your company?Bought more in the downturn and sold more at the peak of the market.Name three practices that have been absolutely critical in the success of your business? Building a great team of employees and empowering them Being disciplined when buying land Listening to my father and other mentorsWithin the context of your current marketing/promotional strategy, how do you differentiate your company from your competitors?We offer a wide range of products from very high-end condominiums to popularly priced single family developments. We market more than other builders/developers and dont lump all projects together. Each project has its own identity. You want to speak to that specific purchaser and that specific market.What is your superpower? What particular strength or talent has contributed most to your success?Tenacity. Sometimes its about calling someone five times a day!What accomplishment are you most proud of in 2016?Completing the first new condominium in Southwest Florida since the housing crash Naples Square.What is on the horizon for 2017?Bringing to market communities that serve what everyone agrees is the most underserved segment of the market the $300,000$500,000 segment. Each project has its own identityAnthony SolomonThe Ronto Group WHO AM I?NAME: Anthony Solomon TITLE AND COMPANY: Executive VP / Owner, The Ronto Group YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: 19 YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 19 NATURE OF BUSINESS: Real Estate Development EDUCATION: BA Concordia University, Montreal HOMETOWN: Toronto, Ontario Canada ronto.com 2016 BEST DEVELOPER Perfecting Development Naples nest golf community Creating the Regions Most Exciting Communities, featuring Luxurious Homes with World-Class Amenities in Spectacular Resort Locations.
What is the most significant change youve seen in your industry over the past year?Manufacturers have increased more boat models, therefore giving the con sumer more choices, which has helped increase sales. Consumers love innovative products, and the industry is doing some really exciting stuff right now! What are three key challenges your industry is facing? Each time we enter a presidential election year, consumers tend to be more conservative with their spending. The Caloosahatchee water release issue has boaters concerned about fishing and swimming in potentially contaminated water. We could use more marina storage facilitiesHow is your company responding to these challenges? We remind our customers that the election is cyclical, that people tend to recover quickly and resume normal spending habits. Regarding the water release issue, we are at the hands of the state, however, were encouraged by those who are working hard to develop long-term solutions. They understand the potential outcome and how significantly it will impact our local and tourist industry. Theres more demand than supply, which is a good thing, showing our industry is consistently growing. Name three practices that have been absolutely critical in the success of your businessDiligently follow up with clients. Help clients buy a boat, not sell them one, which boils down to listening to their wants and needs. Most dealerships will try to sell the customers only they have on their lot. We cater to the specific needs of the customer, not what inventory we need to sell. We encourage ordering a boat so they get exactly what they want.What are two things youd like to change about your industry now? I would like to see a boat ranking program such as what JD Power did years ago. First-time buyers are often confused and overwhelmed, they dont know who to believe. A rankings system would lend unbiased credibility to help guide them in the right direction. Possibly a website specifically designed for people who have a boat lift or dock theyre not using and would like to rent it out. We get customers on occasion that stop in but have no way of advertising what they have. What is your superpower? What particular strength or talent has contributed most to your success? LISTENING! It seems to be a lost art. To help prescribe the right solution for any given customers needs, you have to first understand the challenges they face and what they hope to accomplish through the purchase. Listen to what the client has to say, and ask the questions that perhaps they had not thought of yet. Then we work together to find the right solution. It all starts with a keen ear.What accomplishment are you most proud of in 2016? I was in the boating industry from 2002 to November 2012 and I left when the economy was still struggling to recover. During that time, I pursued a career in the automotive industry, but my true passion has always been the boating lifestyle. I was offered an amazing employment opportunity with Naples Boat Mart and jumped at the chance to once again pursue a career in the boating industry. Naples Boat Mart has become like family to me. I look forward to coming to work each and every day! How do you define success in 2016?It all starts with satisfaction. We have a company-wide emphasis on satisfying the customers needs. Everybody knows somebody, so even if we dont always sell a boat, we hope to leave a strong enough impression to earn a referral. There is a reason that people buy multiple boats from us through the years. We have several families who are now 2nd generation customers of Naples Boat Mart. Satisfied customers define our business. What is on the horizon for 2017?We are re-emphasizing our GradyWhite Owners Cruise Club starting this fall. Trips include Key West, Fort Jefferson/Dry Tortugas, Siesta Key/Sarasota, Cabbage Key, and we are considering a run to the Bahamas. We have a brand new website that is really centered around a great user experience at www.naplesboatmart.com. Lastly, we have some great new products for 2017 from Hurricane and Grady-White. Its going to be a great year! We cater to the specific needs of the customerChris WallaceNaples Boat Mart WHO AM I?NAME: Chris Wallace TITLE AND COMPANY: Sales Professional Naples Boat Mart YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: 1 (boat sales since 2002) YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 48 NATURE OF BUSINESS: Boat Sales EDUCATION: Cape Coral High HOWNTOWN: South Fort Myers (originally born in Illinois, Glen Ellyn) FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com SEPTEMBER 35 Proudly representing quality products with exceptional service. 829 Airport Road North Naples, FL 34104 239.643.2292naplesboatmart.com
What is the most significant change youve seen in your industry over the past year?Retail hasnt seen anything altering as far as the actual production of clothing, but currency politics and global uncertainty has affected the high-end goods market.What improvements, innovations or changes do you foresee in your industry in the coming year or two? I would say youre going to see more visual software and direct selling and marketing tools. People are looking to their devices to do things.What about further in the future?In general, retail is shrinking so everything is going to be more direct, but custom clothing is different its more about experiences for clients and just being more involved with them, rather than waiting for them to come into the store.What are three key challenges your industry is facing? The big challenge in general is overhead for retail stores its a major challenge. The rent just keeps going up regardless of what you can do business-wise. Also quality control is a challenge. How is your company responding to these?Well were basically trying to were responding by going to clients and creating more experience-type shopping, cobranding events and offering things that are more cultural experiences. Were teaming up with other businesses to have everyone bring a handful of their clients to an event to showcase what we do.Within the context of your current marketing/promotional strategy, how do you differentiate your company from your competitors?Were bringing cultural shopping experiences and having more events with the community and local charities. Were also doing more direct selling and promotional things to get the prospective consumer in the products, so they can experience it. Name three practices that have been absolutely critical in the success of your business?Offering the finest fabrications and tailoring; giving impeccable service to clients with an attitude that well take care of details; and educating the consumer so they can utilize the psychology of clothing and so they can use clothing in other ways than just getting dressed in the morning. Theres a how you feel, what you want to do and what people see.What is your superpower? What particular strength or talent that has contributed most to your success. Networking, a strong work ethic and educating clients so theyre confident in how they feel in the clothing and their purchases.What accomplishment are you most proud of in 2016?Creating a one-of-a-kind mens and womens boutique and bringing a great shopping experience to Naples that isnt mainstream.How do you define success in 2016?Its working your butt off and going to the customer to give them outstanding service and products.How is social media impacting your industry or business this year?More people are shopping online, so you have to be creative and constantly upgrade your website to make it enticing. People will look you up that way instead of walking by the store and going in to experience it. Social media gives you some exposure but its more about presenting to people online so they come in or contact you.What is on the horizon for 2017?Were going to be doing more in-store events like trunk shows and co-branding events with other businesses and charities. Were also looking to have an in-house tailor for alterations. Bringing a great shopping experience that isnt mainstreamJoseph WendtJoseph Wendt Custom Clothiers WHO AM I?NAME: Joseph Wendt TITLE AND COMPANY: President and owner of Joseph Wendt Custom Clothiers YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: Founded in 1994 YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 22 years NATURE OF BUSINESS: We provide the finest custom wardrobes and shoes for men while provided exclusive Italian brands for both men and women. its really about unique, quality-driven, artisan-driven products. EDUCATION: 32 years of being in clothing business HOMETOWN: Huntington, New York 36 SEPTEMBER 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY 400 Fifth Avenue South #100, Naples239.530.0070JosephWendtCC.comCustom Clothing and Shoes CUSTOM CLOTHIERS EST. 1994
What is the most significant change youve seen in your industry over the past year? We have entered into a stable real estate market. Some view this as a negative, but we view it as a positive. We understand that the best market is when home prices rise at a moderate level, not at huge gains of 10 to 15 percent a year. Overpricing of homes is what led to the six-year housing downturn. Southwest Floridas location is always going to draw people to the area so our market will continue to grow in both sales and home price. What innovations or changes do you foresee in your industry in the coming year or two? Drone usage will only get more accessible and cheaper for agents. The laws against drones are not likely to put a damper on future use in regards to selling real estate. Soon it will be as easy as using an iPhone. The views from Kalea Bay are an important feature and the images we use for marketing wouldnt have been possible in the early stages without our drone.What are three key challenges your industry is facing? The upcoming election is going to be interesting and could impact our market this year. We are a second and third home market so our sales are impacted by the stability of the stock market and overall growth to the economy. Most of our transactions are a 100% cash so when the overall financial outlook is good they feel more confident with their purchase. Any uncertainty in the markets have buyers sitting on the side-lines .Name three practices that have been absolutely critical in the success of your business? Integrity. We look after our clients first and foremost. When you do the right thing, it always comes back. We represent a range of high-profile clients; its imperative that we are discrete, which we are for every client. Listening. We connect with and listen to our clients and real estate agents. We pay close attention to the market and respond. Everyone on our team goes that extra mile to assure our clients the best service. That means 24/7. You cant be successful in this business working 9-5. Innovation. Our Sales Center was one of the first to use Drones in their daily sales process. For example if a buyer would like to see the view from the master bedroom in 1406, we can accommodate them in real time. We realized 75% of buyers visit our website using a mobile device or tablet thats a huge increase from just a few years ago when it was primarily their desktop. For those buyers we made all of our traditional printed material available in a digital version. We now can accommodate not only our traditional buyers but also the buyer that wants 100% paperless. Buyers walk away with a thumb drive containing their condo documents as apposed to the traditional book that weighed over 2 pounds.If you could go back in time, what would you have done differently in your company?I wouldnt change a thing. I believe starting Wilson & Associates near the end of the real estate recession was a huge bonus for me. From the beginning I had to be more creative with marketing and sales strategies then ever before. We were selling Moraya Bay, luxury condos when no one wanted luxury; they were just looking for a deal. Most brokers were overspending, not managing expenses and stopped investing in their business and their clients. That time was filled with lessons smart brokers are paying attention to today. It was a true buyers market and we had to listen and deliver what our buyers were requesting. Even when the market changed back to a sellers market we havent changed our approach. We invest in our clients. Within the context of your current marketing/promotional strategy, how do you differentiate your company from your competitors?It is all about the buyers experience. In the beginning, at Kalea Bay we had to sell a vision, we still do! Buyers want to see, touch and feel what they are purchasing, we had 400 acres of vacant land when we started selling. Our first task was to make the Sales Center a model not a trailer. From our experience at Moraya Bay we knew the buyer had to see the finished product and not just photo renderings. We replicated the exact kitchen and utilized our finishes thru out the sales center. Buyers are able to view the quality in the same way they would if they walked into a model home. Our sales staff has done an amazing job at answering all our buyers questions and putting them at ease with any hesitation purchasing new construction. We also launched our marketing campaign across several different platforms, targeted to our buyer demographic and location. Ultimately we can advertise everywhere but its the buyers experience at the sales center that will determine if they purchase at Kalea Bay as opposed to anywhere else.What accomplishment are you most proud of in 2016? Im most proud of the team I work with. We work with the best in the business, Dick Corace and Soave Real Estate have been responsible for some of Naples most successful projects with over 5000 condo units built in the last 25 years. The Dunes, Regatta, Moraya Bay, those same people are now involved at Kalea Bay. Our sales have been phenomenal and its nice to see the sales staff recognized for their accomplishment. Its not just our performance but most importantly our professionalism. Our personal approach has earned us the respect from our clients. There is nothing better then to hear our clients tell us this was the best experience they have ever had purchasing real estate. Who doesnt like to hear that? How do you define success? Exactly where I am right now. I know there are hundreds of agents that would love to have my job, I dont take my success for granted. Im grateful to do a job I love and have the experience of meeting new and exciting people everyday. I also know I wouldnt be here if it wasnt for the support of my children and fianc. What is on the horizon for 2017?2017 is going to be incredible. Kalea Bays first tower will welcome residents in the fall, marking the first new Naples high rise in almost nine years. The club house, guest suites and tennis facility will also be open for the residents to enjoy. In addition, sales and construction will start on the second tower. At completion, Kalea Bay will be a total of five buildings and 582 units. This is an eight to ten year project and we are excited to see it come to fruition. We invest in our clients ... It is all about the buyers experienceInga WilsonKalea Bay WHO AM I?NAME: Inga Wilson TITLE AND COMPANY: Vice President of Sales and Marketing Kalea Bay Owner/Broker of Wilson & Associates RE Inc.; exclusive listing agent for Kalea Bay YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: With the same developer for over 6 years YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 11 NATURE OF BUSINESS: Real Estate Development and Sales EDUCATION: University of Miami /Business degree HOMETOWN: Toronto, Canada FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com SEPTEMBER 37 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.Some say three is a crowd. With 3 clubside pools, we see it as just Right. Waterfront Residences Exclusive Sales & Marketing by Wilson& Associates
What if there were a place where you could become not just what you want to be, but who you want to be? Let us help you build the future you. Visit Hodges.edu to get started today. Naples Fort Myers 844-HODGESU hodges.edu New Scholarship Opportunities Available 38 SEPTEMBER 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY What is the most significant change youve seen in your industry over the past year? The higher education environment is in a period of dramatic change. I sometimes use the image of whitewater rafting on the Colorado River as an analog. Colleges are the rafts, with faculty, staff and governing boards manning the paddles. Weve all got to work together to negotiate the rapids. Extreme competition, increasing regulatory activity, changing student expectations, and emerging needs of our communities mean that the river is flowing very, very swiftly, and our efforts must be exceptionally coordinated to succeed.What are three key challenges your industry is facing? Amazon.com has now been in business for more than 20 years; the iPhone will be a decade old in 2017. So our students have grown up in a world where access to information is immediate, transactions are instantaneous, and the customer is king. Higher education has historically been institution-, discipline-, or faculty-focused rather than student-focused. The two cultures are frequently in conflict. Many students and their families are closely examining the value proposition of college and asking if the investment will pay off in some way. A reasonable question. Imagine that a student wants to be a web designer, and is comparing colleges thousands of dollars a term to pretty good skill-building tutorials from Lynda.com for $25 per month. Colleges have to make the case that higher education has a transformational function that goes beyond training, and that this is worth paying for. The funding models in higher education are essentially broken. In the public sphere, legislatures in many states are in constant battle with the state university systems over funding. In the nonprofit sphere in which Hodges operates, the model has been more or less cost-plus: schools do their best to become more efficient every year but pass on any increases to the student. This cant go on forever. At the national level there are discussions of universal college access, which would be wonderful as long as it allows students to choose the sort of institution thats best for them, including private nonprofits like Hodges. But choice is not part of the discussion, and there is absolutely no plan for how this will be paid for.How is your company responding to these? Back in the late 1990s, Jerry Porras (co-author of Built to Last) suggested that the key to success in any enterprise is to reject the or, and to embrace the and. We believe that its not enough to settle for just being student-focused, nor is it sufficient to fall back on this is the way this academic discipline works, get used to it. Hodges University lives the and instead of or idea. We are exceptionally studentfocused, and we simultaneously introduce students to the culture of the discipline or field of practice that they intend to enter. With respect to the question of the value proposition for colleges, I think my last response relates to this as well. The best kind of college experience nurtures the student and helps them to build discipline, gain the know-how required by a line of work, build a professional network, and develop some breadth of understanding that equates to resiliency instead of brittleness and narrowness. Students can find that sort of education at Hodges and other and instead of or institutions. Thats going to be hard to get from watching how-to videos. No single institution can fix the funding issues in higher education on its own, but all stakeholdersschools, the state and federal governments, studentsmust be willing to accept responsibility and work together toward a solution. At Hodges, weve recently increased the amount of needand merit-based aid that we award to new students. Weve launched a subscription-based model called UPOWER that can dramatically lower the cost of attendance for qualified students. We as a university accept our role in keeping higher education as affordable as possible for our community.Name three practices that have been critical in your business success? Hodges University consistently meets students where they are. That means holding classes at hours that are convenient for students. It means that faculty and staff need to be available for mentoring when students need help. This care and concern is a big differentiator. We use zero-based budgeting. This means that unit managers have to make the case each year for what theyre doing and how the resources that they receive will improve the institution and how we serve students. We believe in the principle of subsidiarity. Thats a word with a lot of syllables, but it means that decisions are made at the lowest possible level within our organization, and that with the authority to make decisions comes responsibility and accountability.What is your superpower? What particular strength or talent that has contributed most to your success. I had a boss once tell me that in the world of business there was talent and there was management, and he couldnt figure out if I was either. All joking aside, if I have a unique strength, its that I listen to what people want to do, and I observe what theyre good at, and I try to find a place in the organization where their contributions fit best. How do you define success in 2016?Executing on the strategic plans easy to say, but doubtlessly more difficult to do!What is on the horizon for 2017?I wish I could tell people that the twisting, roaring river that is higher education was suddenly going to become a calm, placid lake. I just dont see that happening. Playing the analogy further, the good news is that as our team gets better at knowing the river, shifting our weight, and paddling in unison, we overcome obstacles and actually start to enjoy the ride! We introduce students to the culture of the field they intend to enterDonald Wortham, Ph.D.Hodges University WHO AM I?NAME: Donald Wortham, Ph.D. TITLE AND COMPANY: President, Hodges University YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: Since April 2016 YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: Since April 2016 NATURE OF BUSINESS: Higher Education EDUCATION: Doctorate in educational psychology from the University of WisconsinMadison; Bachelor of Arts in history and literature of religions from Northwestern University HOMETOWN: Born in Fairfax County, Virginia; grew up on farm in Brownsville, Tennessee
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