www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 INSIDEVol. IX, No. 7 FREE BILL CORNWELL A2 PROFILE IN PARADISE A6 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A14 CLUB NOTES A21 MONEY & INVESTING B5 MOTELY FOOL B6 REAL ESTATE B9 OPEN HOUSE MAP B18 FLORIDA WRITERS C2 PUZZLES C12 ANTIQUES C19 VINO C34 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 NetworkingRealtors meet-and-greet at Naples Reserve. B7 uArt BaselSouth Florida becomes the art capital of the world for one straight week. C16 u The company partyHow to celebrate the holidays with your bosses and colleagues. B1 uArts & EntertainmentMeet Bryce Alexander the new artistic director at The Naples Players. C1 uRetrospect is a great trivializer for many, but not for Fred Valentine, at 94 a vibrant Neapolitan still young enough to celebrate a living hero, the last of 80. Hes still struck to his core by what those men did starting 75 years ago this week, he says: In 132 days between Dec. 7, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, and April 18, 1942 led by Lt. Col. James Doolittle and his co-pilot, Lt. Richard Cole they traded comfortable flatland lives on stateside Army airbases for the heaving deck of the U.S.S. Hornet deep in the western Pacific Ocean, sailing eastward in great peril. Mr. Valentine, a veteran himself, befriended Mr. Cole, the last of Doolittles Raiders, and flew to Comfort, Texas, to visit him in August. None of them knew if they would come back, he says simply, a man awed not only by their courage in embarking, but by the sheer audacity of the feat. Retired as a lieutenant colonel from a 30-year Air Force career, Mr. Cole, now Naples man is friend of the last of Doolittles Raiders BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com SEE RAIDERS, A11 u COURTESY PHOTOFred Valentine, left, of Naples, calls Richard Cole, 101, a friend and a hero. BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.comWAYNE SALLADE, THE RETIRING EMERGENCY operations manager for Charlotte County and west coast weather guru, may be the only human left in the region whos seized a real estate opportunity with money from the now decade-old, pre-recession boom the one that led to the crash, which in turn led to the enegetic market growth of the last six years, which finally brought us to a flattened or slightly diminished 2016 market from Naples to Port Charlotte. For 11 years, I never touched the money from (a house sale) in 2005 we just sat on FGCU study shows confidence in market in five-county areaSEE HOUSING, A8 u MANY CURRENTS Population in 5-county area 1.8M BY 2040 80% OF PERMITSwere for new homes priced at or below $250,000 10% SEPTEMBER DROP in home sales in 3 counties
A2 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY COMMENTARYIt is a good day to die!The government of the United States is not known for its efficiency. But it functions as a well-oiled machine when it comes to the unrelenting screwing of our Native American population. The government has been shafting Native Americans for so long that it has almost become second nature. So routine is this institutionalized mistreatment that most of us give it little thought. Our history is befouled by the brutalization and displacement of Native Americans, which began shortly after the first Europeans arrived. From there it was a short hop to the Trail of Tears, the establishment of a Permanent Indian Frontier (which was scandalously short-lived), the Indian Wars, countless broken promises and treaties and the establishment of reservations that remain a source of national disgrace. Andrew Jackson, the architect of the Trail of Tears, was hailed by Americans of European descent for his harsh dealings with Native Americans. When gold was discovered in California in 1848, the idea of a Permanent Indian Frontier in the West a tenuous concept from the get-go went out the window forever. The unfettered presence of savages would deter whites who were poised to stream en masse toward riches on the West Coast. Washington had assured Native Americans that the Permanent Indian Frontier was a solemn pact one that would never, ever be broken. But, in a tradition that continues to this day, greed trumped principle. The government early on attempted to justify its duplicitous treatment of Native Americans as something that was divinely inspired. Thus, Manifest Destiny was born. As Dee Brown wrote in his 1970 classic, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, policy makers in Washington invented Manifest Destiny, a term which lifted land hunger to a lofty plane. Mr. Brown explained the thinking behind Manifest Destiny: The Europeans and their descendants were ordained by destiny to rule all of America. They were the dominant race and therefore responsible for the Indians along with their lands, their forests and their mineral wealth. This blatantly racist theory still infects the governments policies toward Native Americans. Such is the case now in North Dakota, where Native Americans are protesting a pipeline that would carry North Dakota oil to a shipping point in Illinois. Proponents of the $3.8 billion, 1,170-mile pipeline say it will be safe. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other Native American tribes arent convinced. The tribes believe the pipeline has the potential to pollute the Missouri River and their drinking water and desecrate sacred burial grounds and cultural lands. The legal and ethical argument is about tribal sovereignty and the protection of natural resources, The New York Times has observed. Native Americans have been physically protesting the pipeline, and it has turned ugly. North Dakota law enforcement agencies have dealt harshly with the protesters. To quell demonstrations, authorities have employed sound cannons, tear gas grenades and rubber bullets. They also used a skin-peeling, high-pressure, hypothermia-inducing water cannon on the crowd in sub-freezing temperatures. According to a lawsuit filed late last month, some 200 protesters have been injured. Their injuries included seizures, facial burns, broken bones, bruising and eye damage. One woman, the suit claims, nearly lost her arm. It is excruciatingly sad that so little attention has been paid to this affair. Had this sort of ferocious treatment been unleashed on other oppressed minorities African Americans, Latinos, members of the LGBT community, Muslims, to name a few the outrage would have been overwhelming. It is mildly encouraging that not everyone is turning a blind eye. Some 2,000 military veterans were converging on North Dakota, vowing to act as human shields for the protesters. Tulsi Gabbard, an iconoclastic congresswoman from Hawaii, has joined the fray. The vets and Ms. Gabbard are true heroes. The media will pay close attention only if the violence escalates to horrific levels. Otherwise, this will be just a curious little story about Native Americans raising hell in North Dakota. The odds are stacked against the tribes, for sure, but they persist, unafraid and undaunted. They live in the grand tradition of Crazy Horse, the fierce Lakota warrior of the plains, whose call to battle was hoka hey. Hoka hey, when loosely translated, means It is a good day to die! Ominously, given the officially sanctioned violence that has occurred so far, hoka hey might be an appropriate rallying cry for those brave souls who seek justice for Native Americans in the frozen wastelands of North Dakota. 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A4 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY PublisherShelley Hobbsshobbs@floridaweekly.comEditorCindy Piercecpierce@floridaweekly.comReporters & ColumnistsEric Bretan, Karen Feldman Jerry Greenfield, Bob Harden Dan Hudak, Myles Kornblatt Lindsey Nesmith, Drew Sterwald Nancy Stetson, Evan Williams Roger WilliamsPhotographersPeggy Farren, Tim Gibbons Bernadette La Paglia Vandy Major, Charlie McDonald Bob Raymond, Ivan Seligman Stephen WrightCopy EditorCathy CottrillPresentation EditorEric Raddatzeraddatz@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersChris Andruskiewicz Hannah Arnone Alisa Bowman Amy Grau Paul Heinrich Meg Roloff Scott Sleeper Circulation ManagerMaggie Humphreymaggie@floridaweekly.comCirculationDavid Anderson Paul Neumann Greg TretwoldAccount ExecutivesNicole Ryannryan@floridaweekly.comCori Higginschiggins@floridaweekly.comAdam Schonberg firstname.lastname@example.orgDrew McAuleyandrew.email@example.comSales and Marketing AssistantKatie BabkaBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis firstname.lastname@example.org Jeffrey Cull email@example.com Jim Dickerson firstname.lastname@example.org Naples Florida Weekly 9051 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 202 Naples, Florida 34108 Phone 239.325.1960 Fax: 239.325.1964 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2016 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.325.1960 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state $59.95 out-of-state OPINIONBitter harvestAfter the most divisive presidential campaign in modern history, Donald Trump is poised to become the 45th President of the United States. He will place his right hand presumably on a Bible (although a Bible is not required) and swear before almighty God to defend and protect the Constitution of the United States. Good luck with that. It is hard to imagine a more demoralizing prospect. The man has little regard for the self-evident truths he will swear to uphold. Civic lessons could prove helpful. For instance, the values and principles embodied in the presidents oath of office are enshrined collectively in what historians call the nations Charters of Freedom. It includes the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, documents foundational to our democracy. They have guaranteed the rights and freedoms of all Americans for more than 200 years. Their prologue is a revolutionary principle unique to the United States and its form of democratic governance. It states that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. This is the American creed, the fundamental principle through which government is granted the consent of the governed. The Founding Fathers intended it so. Adherence to the creed is a true measure of the democratic republic for which it stands. It is the standard by which Americans hold government accountable for its task of governing. The guarantee of equal protection under the law ensures the rights and responsibilities of citizenship are broadly shared. The Founding Fathers planted their flag on the highest of grounds. But they knew the creed was aspirational. They were no strangers to human bondage and the many forms it takes. But moral purpose was their construct. It was the rock upon which to build a young nation toward a transformative form of self-government found nowhere else in the world. This was the toughest of tough love. It was the founding parents plan of discipline for future generations, in its most instructive, democratic, hopeful form. President-elect Trump repudiates this vision. He vows to abrogate the creed with an authoritarian form of government that is antithetical to democracy. He de-legitimizes at every opportunity our democratic institutions. He falsely claims the nations electoral system is rigged. Like Nixon, he ventures immunity for criminal wrongdoing, i.e., if the president does it, it cant be illegal. He believes he can mete out extrajudicial punishments at will. He thinks personal enrichment at the expense of the nation is a perk of the Oval Office. He is a serial liar, perverting fact and truth with impunity. He makes personal attacks on his critics and those with whom he disagrees. All this and the guy isnt even in office yet. Meanwhile, liberals are licking their wounds and publicly shamed. Selfrecriminations proliferate as the sum of failures total up to Republicancontrolled everything. The most-oft repeated narrative? The vote for Trump was the primal scream of hard-working (white) Americans tired of being on the losing side of economic prosperity. Voting for a racist, xenophobic, sexual predator was therefore justifiable. So, shame on everyone who didnt feel the pain and fear of the (white) working class. A vote for Trump was their cry for help. And, oh, yes. Not all people who voted for Trump are racist (sexist or xenophobic). I get it. But it doesnt change the fact decent people voted for someone who is all those things. This isnt a figment of the liberal imagination. The Ku Klux Klan endorses Trump. Trump is a hero to extremist, right-wing groups advocating for a white supremacist state. Trumps chief strategist and senior counselor, Steve Bannon, is on record for encouraging conspiracy theories and anti-Semitic, racist and misogynistic hate speech. He is the white nationalists desk in the White House. The yield of nativist, racist spawn is violence and oppression of people perceived as different. And sorry. Being white wont make you safe. To become a target, you need only commit a transgression of difference while breathing. This is a lesson in tyranny hard to miss when enforced and sanctioned by both faith-based institutions and government as it was in the segregated South. Its most horrific yield was lynched black bodies. Billie Holiday sang of the trees that bore this strange fruit, and of blood on the trees and blood on the root. Trump will take the nation to lowest of these latitudes, where moral failures left the stain of hypocrisy on the faith community, where government sanctioned civil wrongs in opposition to civil rights and where the Ku Klux Klan last lynched an African-American in an Alabama community. Great again is a promised return to a troubled past, and Trump is the symbol of its resurrection. It is a strange and bitter crop that awaits the nations harvest. 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 llilly@ floridaweekly.com and read past blog posts on Tumblr at llilly15.Tumblr.com.History strikes backPresident Barack Obama wont explicitly say that Donald Trump is on the wrong side of history, but surely he believes it. The president basically thinks anyone who gets in his way is transgressing the larger forces of history with a capital H. In 2008, he declared John McCain on the wrong side of history right now (the right now was a generous touch allowing for the possibility that McCain might get right with History at some future date). Obama has returned to this phrase and argument obsessively. It is deeply embedded in his, and the larger progressive, mind and indirectly contributed to the lefts catastrophic defeat on Nov. 8. For the left, History is not a vast, unpredictable, untamable force, but has all the characteristics of a stereotypical Whole Foods shopper. History reads The Huffington Post, and follows Lena Dunham on Twitter. It really cares whether transgender people get to use the appropriate bathroom. History was probably hanging out at the Javits Center on election night, and collapsed into a puddle of tears right around the time Wisconsin was called. The political dangers of this point of view should now be obvious: It assumes that certain classes of people are retrograde. Why would Democrats bother to try to appeal to working-class white voters if they are stamped with the disapproval of History? It becomes a warrant for all manner of overreach. History evidently favored trying to get nuns to sign up for contraceptives they didnt want and forcing small business to bake cakes for gay weddings. And, if History is thought to have an ascendant electoral coalition (and a hell of a data operation), it creates an unjustified sense of political inevitably. This is what the theorists of the emerging Democratic majority, and most pundits on the left, bought into. All that said, the evidence was pretty good for the proposition that welfare-state programs, once ensconced, could never be reversed and therefore must enjoy the approval of History. This assumption pervaded the Obamacare debate. Sen. Harry Reid lambasted Republicans for not joining us on the right side of history and compared them of course to defenders of slavery. In retrospect, History might not have been so enamored of sprawling legislation based on faulty economic premises. When Republicans pass a repeal bill, it will constitute the most significant rollback of the welfare state ever. Another progressive assumption is that the nation-state is bound to decline, as supranational institutions like the European Union grow and cross-border migrations increase. In a trip to Germany in April, President Obama deemed Angela Merkels policy of welcoming a massive wave of migrants as on the right side of history. Never mind that its recklessness has caused a backlash that is still brewing. Obama believed the same of his own latitudinarian views on immigration, apparently never imagining people might consider it progress to tighten our borders rather than render them more porous. Now, a president who so confidently associated himself and his cause with the tide of the future has presided over a political wipeout that will send much of his legacy into the dustbin. If nothing else, History has a keen sense of humor. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. o a a v a rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly f k w a p r leslieLILLYllilly@floridaweekly.com
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A6 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.ECOF.comClearly, the right choice Clearlytherightchoice Clearlytherightchoice Since 1971 888 EYE APPT David C. Brown, MD, FACSFounder & Medical DirectorLifetime Eye Care for the Entire Family12 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS PROFILE IN PARADISEKaren Conley, always giving backKaren Conley is the founder, president and CEO of Charity for Change, a nonprofit organization currently serving 10,000 afterschool, summer school and in-school K-5 students with its animated community service, math and character education Giver Program (see www.charityforchange.org). In existence for nine years now, Charity for Change is best known for its Giver Program which has reached more than 10,000 children weekly in the 2014-15 school year. Providing a weekly curriculum, the Giver Program engages elementary school children in standards based on math, supporting STEM and aligning with what the students are learning in the school day. An interactive program, it provides teachers and parents with support, is fun, engaging and helps children learn 19 character traits that will help them succeed in school and life: respect, responsibility, cooperation, self-control, etc. Much of this is learned through support of local charities helping raise funds for charities the students/classrooms select (vetted in advance by Charity for Change) and volunteering their time while learning more about the nonprofits. Her previous experience includes eight years as manager of Second Chance Foundation LLC, managing grants and afterschool tutoring programs. Karens prior community service includes co-founding Naples Equestrian Challenge; Board of Directors of Senior Friendship Centers; Grant Committees of Community Foundation of Collier County and Champions for Learning. Karen is a 2002 graduate of the Greater Naples Leadership Masters Program. She is a recipient of the Jefferson Award for Public Service; Florida Weekly Power Women Award; and Women of Achievement Award from the Association of University Women. Bob Harden is the producer and host of The Bob Harden Show, airing from 7-8 a.m. weekdays at www.bobharden. com, where hundreds of past shows are archived for listeners convenience. bobHARDENbobharden@hotmail.com Mentor: Bruce Conley (no relation). His wisdom in seeing the hidden potential in everyone inspires me. His critical thinking ability to look for the other perspective has helped me to learn to pause and wait for my second thought. Where did you grow up? Norwalk, a small town in northern Ohio. When and why did you rst come to Naples/ Collier County, and what was your rst impression? I arrived in Naples in 1972. I grew up knowing I wanted to live in sunny Florida to escape the grey of Ohio. With my parents blessing, I packed my car and drove south not knowing a single person in Florida. I drove down the east coast looking for a place to call home. Then I came across Alligator Alley. Naples was an oasis. As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A horse trainer. I begged my parents for a horse without success. When I showed them I could earn enough money to buy and take care of one, they agreed. I was in the sixth grade. What would you be doing if you werent doing this? Something identical. Guilty pleasures: Staying up past 9 p.m. My husband and I are up at 4 a.m. Next (or most recent) vacation destination: Somewhere with mountains, trees and snow. One thing on your bucket list: Our Charity for Change mascot, Giver, as a household name. Skill or talent you wish you had: Marketing and playing the piano. Advice for someone just starting in your line of work: Learn everything you can about marketing and building and maintaining relationships. Trait you most admire in your best friend. My husband, unconditional love and support. Favorite app: Kindle. Something thats been on your mind: Im saddened by the violence and disrespect that has evolved into our entertainment. What your mother was always right about: Always take the high road. Must-see place to take rst-time visitors: Lunch at the Ritz on the beach. Something that makes you laugh: Babies and young animals. Last book you read: Traction, by Gino Wickman All-time favorite movie: Sixth Sense, because the ending surprised me. Something youll never understand: How people can abuse children, animals, women and the elderly. Something you wish could go back to the way it once was: Character and values of the greatest generation. Pet peeve: Being late. Something people would be surprised to nd out about you or, hidden talent: I used to paint and write greeting cards. What are you most proud of? Accomplishments of the 10,000 children in the Charity for Change Giver Program. First job (please also say where/what town): K&H Drug Store when I was in High School in Norwalk, Ohio. Something the Paradise Coast really needs: Resources to help all of our children achieve their full potential. Favorite thing about the Paradise Coast: Sunny, clean, safe and beautiful! What do you miss about the Paradise Coast when you go away? Ditto Talking points with Karen Conley
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A8 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYHOUSINGFrom page 1it and grew the interest, he explains. So we never got upside down. And now hes using that money from the Florida of a different time to move to the western slope of Colorado. There, he just bought a sizeable, nearly new home with 270 degrees of mountain views for a price that suggests the Florida coast circa 2010 or 2011: just over $160,000. Thats one way to do Florida real estate, but theres a problem (not from Mr. or Mrs. Sallades point of view, however): no beach, its far from the madding crowd, and theres a lot of snow in the Rocky Mountains. Thats not whats hot in Florida. The Gulf Coast market hes departing may face challenges a new untested president in Washington, periodic water pollution, increasing pressure on infrastructure from new residents but it continues to draw willing home buyers who want the extraordinary regional benefits: sunshine, water, easy outdoor lifestyles and an increasingly sophisticated cultural life. Whats hot here where the good deals exist may lie in niche markets or price points that broad statistics dont show. And broadly speaking the statistics look pretty good, which creates optimism. Regional economic indicators assembled and published by FGCUs Regional Economic Research Institute reflect both indirectly and directly on the real estate market here. They not only cite employment numbers, tax figures and visitor numbers, but they also provide a solid look at real estate trends county by county. The FGCU study tells me that people are more confident about the economy in the future, says Tom Weekes, a principal with his wife, Gay Weekes, at Keller Williams Peace River Partners in Punta Gorda. People are feeling less stress about not having assets in reserve, so theyre willing to risk something. Because youre always betting on the future. And I expect the market to get better in the next couple of years, even though sales numbers are down from 2015 and the prices are up. The FGCU study, for example, shows passenger activity at Southwest Florida International Airport up more than ever before, reaching almost 1.3 million arrivals and departures last March and likely to number more than 800,000 this month. In the eyes of optimists such as Mr. Weekes, tourists now mean residents later. Tax revenues in the three coastal counties dipped a few percentage points in 2016, but taxable sales were up in all five counties (Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades). The unemployment rate rose slightly in the three coastal counties but remained below 5 percent, while the states unemployment rate dropped from 5.1 percent a year earlier to 4.7 percent in September and all of those patterns reflect well on the real estate market. So does this extraordinary prediction: Demographers now estimate a growth rate in the region going forward of about 1.6 percent per year, down from an annual average of 2.7 percent from 1990 to 2015. But that means the real estate market is likely to welcome 47 percent more people for a total of more than 1.8 million residents in the five counties by 2040, a mere 23 years away.The smarter buyersIn light of those figures and increasing pressure on the market, buyers now much more sophisticated than they were a decade ago, Realtors say would also like a good deal along with their piece of the regional pie, while they can still find one. But depending on a buyers price point, thats increasingly hard to come across on the beach side, or west, of I-75 in any coastal county Collier, Lee or Charlotte, the experts say. In Collier County, for example, there is not one new construction community that has a house under $300,000, and all those new communities building so far past 951 very far east of I-75? In a new construction home you still wont get anything under $300,000, says Inga Wilson, a Naples broker and vice president of sales and marketing for Wilson & Associates at Kalea Bay. Anything between $500,000 and $700,000 west of U.S. 41 will be gone in two seconds, she adds. At the higher end, though, instead of having 10 homes at $5 million available, theyll now have 11. If you went down to south Naples now theres an oversupply of $3 million homes and up. So the numbers dont paint an accurate picture of the market. The bargains lie in the north and the east, agrees Jim Green, owner of Jim Green Realty based in Alva, who points to MLS figures listing the average price per square foot in the region: in Naples, $392; Bonita and Estero, $363; Greater Fort Myers, $195; Cape Coral, $184; and Lee County east of I-75, $129. Pick your home, villa, residential lot, waterfront property, commercial or agricultural land, its difficult to beat, he says. For example, 1.5-acre lots on the Caloosahatchee riverfront will sell now for $100,000 lots that might have gone for $350,000 in Wayne Sallades heyday a decade ago. This market subset has remained soft while off-water land parcels have been strong with increasing sales prices, Mr. Green notes. But still the market is slightly diminished. Single-family home sales by Realtors dropped 10 percent across the three coastal counties in September, according to the FGCU report, but median prices increased by $15,164 to $225,164 in Lee; by $3,000 to $378,000 in Collier; and by $35,200 to $195,000 in Charlotte County. Although 2016 home sales have dipped below the 2015 levels and prices have risen, most Realtors and analysts are heartened by the flattening, and optimistic about the market in future. Ms. Wilson, in Naples, puts it this way: The market has leveled off. Some people may look at this as a negative thing, but thats what we want. The last thing we want is a market going to double-digit increases, like it once did. A 6to 7-percent increase is more than average, and thats where we want to be, its the best-case scenario. Softening in the market sometimes results from great expectations in sellers, she suggests. Sometimes sellers are not realistic, she explains. Sellers may think the 20-year-old home is worth a new-built but usually thats not the case. If your house is priced at market, it will sell very quickly. But if youre thinking your dollar-per-square-foot is the same as the property of a person who just built a new home down the street, no. Part of pricing is taste in style, as well, she points out especially in high-end homes. And tastes have changed. In effect, the Mediterranean styles of a decade or more ago, along with communities that include several golf courses and required fees, may be less popular now. In terms of pricing, you cant have a home thats the old style Mediterranean home and compare it to the new designs, because theyve completely changed, explains Ms. Wilson. Now, people dont want small, closed-off rooms, they want outdoors coming in. They want that open feeling. And theyll pay for it.In depthRandy Thibault, a long-time analyst and the owner and founder of Land Solutions Inc., offers an in depth look at how the real estate market is changing by raising a first significant question asked by developers and builders themselves, he says: Which way do we go from here? Weve been through six years of double-digit recovery positive permitted growth and this is the first year where we saw it not only level off, but we saw a slight decrease in building permits pulled in the three-county area, for multi-family and single-family construction. So theres no clear crystal ball for 2017 and 2018, and so many changing dynamics.He names three right off the bat. One: the (effect of) a new president, the attitude of the markets, and how that will play out that has to be determined. Two: interest rates. Theyll rise, and that has a significant effect on people home buying and moving here. Three: a flattening or decrease in overall permits over the prior year. There are no alarm bells sounding from this, but careful consideration shows that were not in a full recovery in our market. If we were in a healthy boom market we would see around 15,000 to 20,000 building permits the peak in 2005 was over 40,000. And SOURCE: REALTOR ASSOCIATION OF GREAT FORT MYERS AND THE BEACH INC.SOURCE: LOCAL BUILDING AND ZONING DEPARTMENTS, INCLUDING FORT MYERS, CAPE CORAL, UNINCORPORATED LEE COUNTY, BONITA SPRINGS AND FORT MYERS BEACH PERMITS. DATA EXCLUDES ESTERO WILSON GREENWeve been through six years of double-digit recovery positive permitted growth and this is the first year where we saw it not only level off, but we saw a slight decrease in building permits pulled in the three-county area, for multi-family and sing le-family construction. So theres no clear crystal ball for 2017 and 2018, and so many changing dynamics. Randy Thibault, a long-time analyst and the owner and founder of Land Solutions Inc.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 NEWS A9 EMERGENCY CARE WITHLESS WAITING (AND A LOT MORE CARE, IF YOU NEED IT). *Medical professionals may include physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.PhysiciansRegional.com in 30 minutes or less. The 30-Minutes-Or-Less E.R. Service Pledge at Physicians Regional Medical Center Collier Boulevard and Physicians Regional Medical Center Pine Ridge. if we were continuing to grow like the last six years, wed be in the 15,000 range by years end. But that isnt going to happen. His team estimates a year-closing 12,000 to 13,000 permits. Among the factors lying below the surface of most analyses but affecting the market, he adds, are first time buyers, boomerang buyers people who lost homes, credit and down payments in the past but are coming back and apartments. So where did the decrease come from? he asks. A lot of apartments, multi-family apartments in our market they were the hot tickets. Youd see these apartment buildings grow and it was a hot market. People had been forced out of their homes in the past, or they were millennials who are not pulling the trigger on buying new homes as quickly as baby-boomers or generation Xers. So we saw permit levels go up in 2015. A lot of permits were pulled in 5 that showed up in 6, so the market kind of flattened. We expect 2017 will be the same. This year, he says, about 80 percent of pulled permits were for new homes priced at or below $250,000. Thats a strong indicator of the sweet spot in our market: first move up (from apartment to home), or the second move up. Jim Green points to several opportunities in that price range in east Lee County, homes likely to compete with the up and coming Babcock Ranch community to the north, in Charlotte County.At River Hall, he says, D.R. Horton offers $200,000-plus homes with low HOA fees for the over-55 set, and buyers can pick up villas on a golf course for $160,000. Its a good deal if you are a golfer, otherwise the fees make it unattractive, Mr. Green says. The problem is were running out of those homes, notes Mr. Thibault. The cost has risen so much in the last five years, theyre getting hard to produce. And were seeing a shift in the paradigm because of the boomerang buyer. Such buyers look for homes in south Charlotte County, the north Cape, North Fort Myers or Lehigh Acres, Mr. Thibault says but theres another factor at work, too: interest rates. Think of it this way: For every one percent of increase in interest rates, thats $20,000 less buying power the buyer has. So if a buyer can qualify for a $275,000 house and the interest rate goes up even one percent, that drops that buyer to a $255, 000 qualification. When the millennial or the boomerang buyer enters the market and decides to buy and that sometimes happen when they get married or theres a birth event theyre affected by interest rate increases. But theres a yin and a yang in the interest-rate conundrum, he explains: Buyers moving down from the northeast and Midwest, maybe for retirements, their earnings have not kept up with their expenses after five or six years of low interest rates. So now theyre coming to our sunshine with less buying power. But if the interest rates go up, there will be a lag time, maybe two or three years, but theyll have more buying power. Meanwhile, to find the best deals at the sweet spot, look east, he suggests, and north. All that is where for the next 24 months the meat of the market will lie. COURTESY OF BABCOCK RANCH Babcock Ranch in southern Charlotte County is zoned for 19,000 new homes. Babcock Ranch in southern Charlotte County is zoned for 19,000 new homes. How will it affect the real estate market nearby? Syd Kitson is creating a longer vision for the decades to come, as far as where growth is going to go, offers Randy Thibault, a long-time market analyst. In the meantime, its fortunate he has a long-term vision and the staying power because the seeding of that large a community takes time. And it will take three to five more years to see the fruits of all that labor and to test the success of his vision because there is so much work to be done to create so big a project. In the meantime, some of his challenges will be other projects: the transitional market between infill and outlying suburban areas all the way to LaBelle. What were seeing come to life and where there are new-home increases and permit values in places like River Hall and Portico, you have an inventory of existing communities that have infrastructure, shopping, theyre close to I-75 so for the next two to three years they will absorb buyers, and Babcock Ranch will be competing with them. Beyond the next two, three or four years: Those projects will get sold out, and Kitson will be in the meat of the market. Randy Thibault looks at Babcock RanchBY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com THIBAULT
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T E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E RS & O 101, became a Texas citrus farmer in his later life. His eyesight is great, his hearing is great, he walks without a cane and this week hes in Pearl Harbor (for the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack), Mr. Valentine notes, shaking his head in admiration of his hero and friend. A lucky thing, too, by any measure lucky that Mr. Cole even survived his first combat mission, let alone the rest of the war when he was frequently in great danger. On Saturday morning, April 18, 1942, the Hornet found itself loaded with 16 B-25B Mitchell medium bombers, each with a crew of five who were now deep in the western Pacific surrounded by a small task force, headed toward Japan. Few or none, Americans or Japanese alike, imagined they could accomplish or would even attempt what they were about to do. Unfortunately for the Americans, shortly after 7:30 a.m. the Hornet was spotted by a Japanese scout boat more than 250 miles shy of the planned launch coordinates, and still more than 600 miles from the Japanese coast. Their cover was blown. Navy gunners sunk the boat, but almost immediately Doolittle ordered his crews to man their bombers. The B-25s had been designed only to operate from long concrete runways, and each plane was equipped with extra bombs and fuel which now wasnt going to be enough to get them to airstrips in China where theyd hoped to land. The mission launched in gale-force winds and seas cresting at 30 feet, with the green Pacific sluicing over the deck. No man among them had ever flown off the deck of a carrier in a B-25 or most in anything else only two stripped down B-25s had done it once in a good-weather, good-wind test off Norfolk, Va. Doolittles Raiders themselves, including former stunt and test pilot Jimmy Doolittle, had merely practiced on concrete strips, mostly in Florida. One of the pilots, retired Col. Jack Sims, a Neapolitan like Mr. Valentine who died in 2007, described their training this way in a conversation with a historian: We practiced, over and over, ramming the engines at full power, taking off at 65 miles per hour in a 500-foot run. It could be done, as long as an engine didnt skip a beat. But since Doolittle and Richard Cole were in the lead aircraft, they had only 470 feet of flight deck to get into the air. They were also loaded to capacity. But they did it, and so did every crew behind them. I flew as a crew member in a B-25, says Mr. Valentine, recalling the day he met the last Raider, and now Im sitting in a caf for 2 hours with Cole, a real hero I was so thrilled. Hosting a visitor in his sunny living room near an end-table model of a B-25 and a portrait of his late, beloved wife last week, Mr. Valentine is loathe to talk about his own experiences. For the most part so is Mr. Cole, he says, describing him as friendly and unassuming, a man who only agreed in recent years to let writer Dennis Okerstrom tell his story in the 2015 book, Dick Coles War: Doolittle Raider, Hump Pilot, Air Commando, a title that suggests how lucky Cole was just to live through the war. Although 73 of Doolittles Raiders survived that first combat mission, 10 more were later killed in the war and several captured by either the Japanese (who tortured them, executing three of the lost Raiders) or the Germans. Although no Raider was shot down by the Japanese, every plane was lost either ditched at sea, abandoned in the air by its crew, crash-landed in China, or in one case landed on a strip in the Soviet Union and confiscated. Mr. Valentine is describing his conversation with Mr. Cole: I asked him, Were you scared? He said, I was scared all the time. So I asked him, Was there one time when you were the most scared? He said it was after they bombed Japan there were thunderstorms and weather. Doolittle said we were going to run out of gas, we were going to have to abandon the aircraft, he told me. When we opened the hatch to bail out and I looked down into that black hole thats the most scared Ive ever been, he said. Dick landed in a tree and stayed there all night. It was in Japanese territory. Most historians now acknowledge that the mission which only did minimal damage to the Japanese military and industrial targets Doolittles Raiders attacked had an immense psychic impact, boosting the morale of Americans and putting the Japanese on notice: the United States was coming. Following the war, Doolittles Raiders gathered annually for a toast to the crews and the mission, each man drinking from his own cup and all of them vowing to continue to the last man. As they passed, explains Mr. Valentine, their cups would be turned upside down. They finally had to stop after 2013. There were still four at the time, but three werent well enough to make the trip. Time, like all things, passes. Its ironic, says Mr. Valentine, quietly: Cole was the first off the deck. And now hes the last Raider alive. RAIDERSFrom page 1 EVERETT HISTORICALDoolittle Raid, April 18, 1942. An Army B-25 bomber takes off from the USS HORNET in the first U.S. air raid on Japan led by Gen. James Doolittle during World War II.
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In October, the latest victims (husband-and-wife truck drivers with spotless records and Pentagon clearances) were finally released after 75 days in jail awaiting trial for baking soda that tested positive three times by Arkansas troopers (but, eventually, negative by a state crime lab). (Why do police love the test? It costs $2.) The truck drivers had to struggle to get their truck back and are still fighting to be re-cleared to drive military explosives.Unclear on the conceptActivists told Vice Media in November that 100,000 people worldwide identify as ecosexuals, ranging from those who campaign for sustainable-ingredient sex toys to those who claim to have intercourse with trees (but sanding the bark for comfort might provoke concern about being abusive). A University of Nevada, Las Vegas professor studies the phenomenon and knows, for example, of humans who marry the Earth or prefer sex while rolling in potting soil or under a waterfall. On one arborphilia support blog, a female poster regretted her choice to have convenient sex with the sycamore outside her bedroom window instead of the sturdy redwood she actually covets. (Yes, some mainstream environmentalists somehow are not completely supportive.)If you see something, say somethingRicky Berry and his roommate walked in to a CVS store in Richmond, Va., in November to ask if it carried sliced cheese but were told no. Minutes later, all the employees walked to the back of the store, hid in a locked room, and called the police. Berry and pal, and a third customer (with a toothache and desperately needing Orajel), were bewildered by the empty store until a Richmond police officer arrived. After observing that the three customers appeared nonthreatening, he mused along with Berry that this is how weird, apocalyptic movies start. WRIC-TV reported later that the employee who panicked and called police will possibly need retraining.Groundbreaking legal workIn October, a court in Australias Victoria state began considering an appeal on whether three deaf people might be too intellectually challenged to have planned a murder. The prosecutor offered surveillance video of the three in a lobby planning the murders details via sign language as they waited for an elevator to take them up to the eventual crime scene.Questionable judgmentsThe Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kan., got the message in November and shut down its worlds tallest waterslide (17 stories; riders reaching speeds of 60 mph) after the neck-injury death of a 10-year-old rider in August. But comparably altitudeobsessed architects in Tokyo said in November that they were moving ahead with proposals for Next Tokyo 2045 to include a one-mile-high residential complex (twice as tall as the currently highest skyscraper). A spokesperson for principal architects Kohn Pedersen Fox said he realizes that coastal Tokyo, currently in earthquake, typhoon and tsunami zones, would present a climatechange challenge (and especially since the building would be on land once reclaimed from Tokyo Bay).Ironies San Diego police officer Christine Garcia, who identifies as transgender, was turned away in November as she attempted to enter the Transgender Day of Remembrance at the citys LGBT Community Center because organizers thought the sight of a police uniform might upset some people. (Garcia herself was one of the events organizers.) Gary Zerola was arraigned in Boston in November on two counts of rape. He is a defense lawyer, former prosecutor, one-time Most Eligible Bachelor winner, and was a finalist in the first season of ABC-TVs The Bachelor. He was also accused of two counts of rape in 2006 (but acquitted at trial) and another in 2007 (but the charge was dropped).PerspectiveIt was only a quarter-million-dollar grant by the National Institutes of Health, but what it bought, according to budget scrutiny by The Washington Free Beacon in November, was the development of a multiplayer computer game (inevitably competing for attention in an overstuffed commercial market) hoping to teach good reproductive health habits. Caduceus Quest employs role-playing as doctors, policymakers, researchers, youth advocates and others to solve medical mysteries and epidemiologic crises. The target, according to the University of Chicago grant proposal, is African-American and Latino teenagers around Chicago.How to tell if youre too drunk On Nov. 16, Richard Rusin, 34, was charged with DUI in St. Charles, Ill,, after he drove off of a street, going airborne, hitting close to the top of one house, rebounding off of another, uprooting a tree (sending it onto a roof), and knocking out electricity to the neighborhood when the car clipped a utility pole guide wire and his car landed upside down in a driveway. He was hospitalized. NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDistributed by Universal Press Syndicate
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 A15 PATIO FURNITURE UP TO 50% OFF FLOOR SAMPLES AND STOCK WE DO COMMERCIAL AND RESORT POOL FURNITURE! CALL US TODAY FOR HUGE SAVINGS! MOVING SALE STARTS NOW! SHOP EARLY FOR BEST SELECTION!! HANAMINT PATIO RENAISSANCE TELESCOPE CASUAL OWL GARDEN AND MORESHOWROOM OPEN MONDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-5PM Insideout Furniture Direct 800-876-8985 2367 TRADE CENTER WAY, NAPLES, FL www.InsideOutFurnitureDirect.com www.SinkVanitiesDirect.com (239) 214-0642 LeeHealthFoundation.org Embrace the spirit of giving this holiday season! Donate to the Little Red Wagon Fund and keep young patients in need close to home at Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Visit LeeHealthFoundation.org and Click Donate Today! to a Great Cause! to a Great Cause! Hitch Your W agon Hitch Your Wagon s e Holiday open house on tapNaples Preserve will be transformed into a holiday wonderland for its annual Holiday Spirit Open House from 4:30-6 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Dec. 9-11. Visitors will meet live animal ambassadors from several local organizations, including Trouper, the blind raccoon from Wildlife Education Project who was featured on Nat Geo WILD channels Unlikely Animal Friends this spring. Rabbits from Southwest Florida House Rabbit Rescue and other animal ambassadors will be there, too. A child-sized gopher tortoise burrow replica will provide kids a fun place to explore while learning about this environmentally critical species that calls the Naples Preserve home. Story time will entertain the youngest visitors and older children as well, and special guest The Litter Critter mascot will be available for photo opportunities as he teaches children about the importance of recycling. Entrance to the preserve is at 1690 Tamiami Trail N. Admission is free. For more information, call 261-4290 or follow Friends of the Naples Preserve on Facebook. Historic Palm Cottage returns to its roots for the holiday seasonThe oldest house in Naples unveils a more refined holiday house dcor to complement the sophisticated holiday style of its neighbors in downtown Naples for the annual Christmas at Palm Cottage. Less is more this year, Elaine Reed, president and CEO of the Naples Historical Society, says about the cottage decorations. Instead of a highway of twinkling lights streaming across the front entryway and porch, the house focuses on small, periodrelevant holiday items for a more simple traditional Christmas theme. Constructed in 1895 of tabby mortar (a handmade concrete consisting of sand, shells and water), the two-story cottage was built by Walter Haldeman and boasts 3,500 square feet of original and donated artwork, furnishings and tools spanning more than 100 years. In response to the success of the new online tour booking system that allows guests to secure individual and group tours of Historic Palm Cottage months in advance, the society has extended the hours of Christmas at Palm Cottage to accommodate more visitors. The cottage is at 137 12th Ave. S., one block east of the Naples Pier. Admission is $13 (free for NHS members). Reservations can be made at www.napleshistoricalsociety.org. Heres the schedule through Saturday, Dec. 31: Tuesday-Friday: Reservations required for Christmas at Palm Cottage tours at noon and 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Thursday-Friday: No reservations required for extended hours from 4-8 p.m. Saturday: No reservations required for tours between 1-8 p.m. Historic Palm Cottage will be closed to the public. For more information, visit the website or call 261-8164.
A16 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY YOUVE NEVER SETTLED FOR MIDDLE OF THE ROAD. SO WHEN PLANNING YOUR NEXT MOVE, GO WITH A CHOICE THAT PUTS YOU IN THE DRIVERS SEAT. THE BEST next thing LUXURY RETIREMENT LIVING SEE THE BEST NEXT THING TODAY.Call (239) 307-3050 for your personal tour. How to help during this holiday seasonChurches, clubs, nonprofits, business offices and groups of all kinds conduct holiday toy and food drives all around town. Here are some that will appreciate your donations: Sue Huff of E. Sue Huff & Associates, Inc. is helping coordinate a toy drive with First Assembly Ministries of Immokalee. Individuals can donate new, unwrapped toys now through noon Wednesday, Dec. 14, at multiple locations throughout Naples. The goal of the toy drive is to collect at least 200 toys for girls and boys ages of 1-12. Toys will be distributed to children in the downtown Immokalee community on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 18, immediately following the morning service at First Assembly in Immokalee. Many of these children will go without toys this holiday season because their families just cant afford to purchase them, says Arnie Coones, pastor at First Assembly Ministries. We want to reach out to the community around us and try to show love and compassion to those who are among the poorest of the poor. Any toys leftover after the distribution will be delivered to the homes of children in the community immediately surrounding the church facility on Tuesday, Dec. 20. Drop off locations for the Children of Immokalee Toy Drive are: KGT Remodeling, 1045 Collier Center Way Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour, 900 Neapolitan Way William C. Huff Companies, 4227 Progress Ave. For more information, call Ms. Huff at 596-7790 or visit www.esuehuff. com. MarineMax Naples has partnered with The Salvation Army of Collier County to Fill the Boat with toys and food for the less fortunate this holiday season. A Boston Whaler Outrage has been designated as the collection vessel for new, unwrapped toys that will be distributed through the Toys for Tots campaign. Donations are welcome through Monday, Dec. 12, at the yacht center next to Tin City. Customers who contribute a new, unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more will receive 10 percent off a purchase in the MarineMax Naples Parts and Service Department or $500 off the purchase of a new boat. The center holds a holiday open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, complete with seasonal music, hamburgers and hot dogs and the final push to fill the Boston Whaler with toys. For more information about the toy and food drive, call Jennifer Miller at 262-1000 or email Jennifer.Miller@ marinemax.com. The Shelter for Abused Women & Children is collecting holiday food items for survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. All donations will be distributed to residents of the Shelters emergency shelter or participants in its outreach programs. Turkeys, hams, gravy, stuffing, potatoes, yams/sweet potatoes, corn, onions, green beans, cranberry sauce, apples, pies, dinner rolls and aluminum and foil pans can be dropped off at The Shelter Options Shoppe, 968 Second Ave. N. For more information, call 775-3862. For the 33rd year, the Northside Naples Kiwanis Club will serve more than 3,000 holiday dinners to Immokalee residents on Christmas Day. To make Christmas in Immokalee complete, Santa will hand out toys for the children and gloves, socks and bandanas for the adults. Donations of food and presents from general businesses help make the event possible, as do financial gifts from individuals. If you would like to contribute, call 591-2831 or email email@example.com.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 NEWS A17 UPCOMING EVENTS MIROMAR OUTLETS for Everyone on Your List H oliday SavingsFREE PHOTO WITH SANTA Thru Friday, December 23 In Suite 67 Make an everlasting memory and receive a photo with Santa at Miromar Outlets. Go to MiromarOutlets.com for more informationSCIENCE SATURDAYSaturday, December 10 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in PLAYLAND Join Mr. Glen and his Science & Engineering team and the Sylvan Learning Center for interactive science projects.CHRISTMAS COOKIE DECORATING Saturday, December 10 1 to 3 p.m. near Neiman Marcus Last Call Kids can stop by the WARO-FM 94.5 cookie decorating stations for a special holiday treat they can make and eat! VISIT OUR NEW STORES Vineyard Vines New Balance Factory Store Calvin Klein Underwear Blanc du Nil Beef Jerky Outlet Brasolin Optical Outlet Visit MiromarOutlets.com for holiday hours. I-75, Exit 123, Just North of Naples (239) 948-3766 Up to 70% Off at over 140 Top Designer and Brand Name Outlet Stores and RestaurantsVoted the Best Shopping Mall and Best Factory Outlet Mall in Southwest Florida12070816-3029 Miromar Outlets Gift Cards* are available at MiromarOutlets.com, the Mall Office or Visitor Information Kiosk.*Subject to monthly maintenance fee. Terms and Conditions of the Card Agreement are set forth at MiromarOutlets.com. Copyright 2016, Miromar Development Corporation. Miromar Outlets is a registered service mark of Miromar Development Corporation. Two service organizations join forces to stabilize Lovers KeyLovers Key State Park beach is now a safer place, thanks to a joint service project conducted by The Urban Land Institute of Southwest Florida and Keep Lee County Beautiful. This safety project did not involve security or surveillance systems. Rather, more than 40 volunteers participated in planting more than 2,400 sea oats 150 to 200 feet inland from the Gulf of Mexicos mean high tide line. Sea oats are very valuable as a dune builder and stabilizer during Floridas hurricane season and provide protection for sea turtle nests, explains Katie Moses, who was the park services specialist at Lovers Key State Park and now serves as assistant park manager at Koreshan State Historic Site. To have such a large group of motivated volunteers help plant over 2,400 sea oats is incredible, she said. Project sponsors included Black Business Solutions, Friends of Lovers Key, Kimley-Horn, Miromar Development Corp., Morris-Depew Associates, and Pavese Law Firm. The Urban Land Institute, or ULI, is a member-supported global nonprofit education and research institute with a mission to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in sustaining and creating thriving communities. ULI was established in 1936 and has about 36,000 members who represent all aspects of land use and development disciplines. It sponsors educational forums and events, including conferences on trends, project tours and programs on transportation and housing. Keep Lee County Beautiful is a nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. With a network of individuals, businesses, civic, environmental and governmental organizations, it works with thousands of volunteers to take action in their communities by offering solutions that create clean, beautiful public places, reduce waste and increase recycling, generate positive impact on local economies, and inspire generations of environmental stewards. The Urban Land Institute-Southwest Florida and Keep Lee County Beautiful hosted a joint service project at Lovers Key State Park beach.
BEHIND THE WHEELHonda Ridgeline: the practical party pickupHonda has always been good at identifying practical needs, and then creating a product around this sensible list. But often our choice of vehicle comes from the heart just as much as it comes from the head. Theres no better example than the truck market. After all, we may never need three feet of ground clearance and wide off-road tires, but we sure do lust after it enough to put it in our driveways. So what happens when the realistic minds at Honda go after the emotional truck market? The new Ridgeline is the answer. The redesigned 2017 model is Hondas second generation of the pickup, and it tells a lot about their lessons learned. The exterior carries the latest design lines shared with Hondas crossovers, but the rear bed is unique to the Ridgeline, and it is quite a change from the previous model. The old trucks silhouette had a flying buttress to gradually separate the cab from the bed. It appeared to want to flaunt how the vehicle was one seamless construction. The new Ridgeline does not. There is an abrupt 90-degree cut at the end of the passenger area, and even the sheet metal has a crease to create the allusion of separation between the cab and the bed. This dividing line is the Ridgelines effort to hide its difference from traditional pickups. Conventional trucks use a ladder frame construction. It acts like a Lego set where one platform specifically engineered for hauling has different cabs and beds that can be easily locked into place. These separate components create a pleat where they meet. The unibody Ridgeline doesnt need this wrinkle, but the new one adds it just to appear like the rest of the trucks out there. Honda does reinforce the body so that towing and hauling is in-line with mainstream midsize pickups, but this one was not built for the industrial crowd. The Ridgelines bed is shallower than the competition, and thus, the cargo volume is a few cubic-feet less. For those who dont mind the last few bags of mulch hanging above the tailgate line, there are some nice benefits. The new Ridgeline continues to have a genuine lockable trunk beneath the bed. This is more than just an area to store tools. With over seven cubic feet of volume, its deep enough to give luggage watertight storage outside of the passenger cabin. Theres even a drain plug, so this could be filled with ice and be the ultimate tailgate party cooler. In fact, the Ridgeline seems to be squarely aimed at those who love to entertain on the weekends. There are a host of features aimed at the party time crowd, and at the top of the list is the built-in exterior audio system. There are weatherproof exciters that can broadcast the equivalent of a 540-watt stereo system all through the truck bed. This can be operated via Bluetooth, so the DJ doesnt have to be near the truck to control it. This feature isnt available on the $30,375 base model, but the $43K upper level trims come with every option box checked, including the in-bed audio. When the party is over, the Ridgeline can return back to a staid and stable Honda. The interior is quite similar to the Pilot crossover that it shares an assembly plant with in Alabama. That means there are plenty of options available to make the Ridgeline just as comfortable as any family hauler. The Ridgeline further rebels against more of the traditional truck crowd by offering a fully independent suspension. This helps with its commuter image, but takes away from the off-road scene. The optional all-wheel drive is a similar level of capability where it is great for muddy roads, but it might not be the first one to blaze a new trail. In the end, the practical minds at Honda have once again rationalized their way through truck design. The 2017 Ridgeline might not have all the right features for real truck people, but it has a host of exclusive amenities that work well in real life. A18 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY TOP PIECESin small, medium, large 100% Human Hair LADY WIGSFully Hand-Knotted, feather light (6,000 in stock) BELLA LADY WIGwith French Top, hand-knotted, 100% Human Hair HOPE CHEMO WIGNew Invention by HPH Corp WOMENS HAIR LOSS ITS NOT A WIG!HPH CORP www.LadyWigs.comFort Myers/Cape Coral 239.540.0085 Naples 239.643.3300Starting at$99 (Regularly $159)TOP PIECES Starting at $99 Only $199 Only $399 Only $599Hand Knotted, Custom Made, each hair looks like it is growing out of your scalp. No tapes necessary. Lace Front available in 100% European Remy Human Hair. No Medication! No Surgery! GEORGE M. MANTIKAS, DMD, LLCCosmetic and Implant Dentistry George M. Mantikas, DMD Angela V. Litvak, DMDA Practice For Optimal Dental Fitness239.262.6000drmantikasFL.com 5100 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 202 Naples, FL 34103 Did you know that over 90% of heart attack patients have ongoing periodontal disease?WE KNOW, AND WE CAN HELP. mylesKORNBLATTmk@autominded.com
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A20 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.QuigleyEye.comNaplesBonita SpringsFREEEYE EXAMFOR NEW PATIENTSNo Hidden Charges: It is our policy that the patient and or any other person responsible for payment or be reimburse by payment or any other service, examination or treatment CODE: FW00complete medical exam with one of our board certied eye doctors includes prescription for eyeglasses, and tests for FORMERLY EYE HEALTHomas Quigley, M.D.Board Certied Eye Surgeon & Cataract Specialist HEALTHY LIVINGGuided sessions can help awaken your spiritIf the stress of daily living and family and global tensions are weighing you down, dont despair. Heres an oasis. Registration is underway for the next six-week spiritual intensive meditation program based on the teachings of Eckart Holle. Sessions meet from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 19-Feb. 23, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples. Cost for all six sessions is $35. The registration deadline is Jan. 12. Participation is limited to 50 people. This is not a discussion group. Facilitator Linda Allen has been a student of Eckhart Tolle for 16 years and has led intensives in Wisconsin for several years and in Southwest Florida since mid-2013. She has practiced the art of meditation for more than 40 years. To sign up or for more information, call Donna Carty at 784-7734 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Conference experts will offer insights for Chrons disease, colitis sufferersManaging inflammatory bowel disease is an issue for more than 1.6 million Americans. To help guide those affected by IBD, the Crohns & Colitis Foundation of America presents seminars from physician experts and health-care professionals on topics important to IBD patients, families and caregivers from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Naples Regional Library. Guest speakers and their topics are: Dr. Raymond Phillips, biosimilars; Dawn Gray, nutrition; Paula Allain, clinical studies; and Dr. Sandra Jara, alternative approaches. Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis are painful, medically incurable illnesses that attack the digestive system. Symptoms can include abdominal pain, persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fever and weight loss. Many patients require hospitalization and surgery. These illnesses can cause severe complications, including colon cancer in patients with longterm disease. Most people develop the diseases between the ages of 15 and 35. Admission to the conference for $5 includes breakfast and a chance to win a one-hour massage at a local spa. Reservations are suggested, as seating is limited. Call Jamie Diaz at (561) 218-2929 (option 1, ext. 8) or visit www.ccfa.org/chapters/florida. Wine & Food Fest proceeds benefit childrens behavioral healthSWFL Childrens Charities Inc.s annual signature fundraiser is the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. The festival has raised $16 million in eight years, making it the most successful fundraising event in Lee County and one of the top-grossing wine fests in the country. The nonprofit SWFL Childrens Charities Inc. donates 100 percent of the event proceeds to three local beneficiaries, including Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, the events primary beneficiary. This year, those dollars will be dedicated to the pediatric behavioral health initiative at Golisano, giving area children access to quality mental health care services, as there is a lack of resources for children in need of mental health care. About 1 in 5 young people ages 13-18 21.4 percent experience a severe mental disorder at some point in their lives, reports the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and for children ages 8-15, the estimate is 13 percent. Its no longer a taboo subject, said Christin Collins, co-chair, Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. Childrens behavioral and mental health care is complex, and its heartbreaking for the children and families who are suffering. This need is underserved and has reached a crisis point, she said. Mental health care must become a priority for children in our community. The mission of the SWFL Childrens Charities is to advance health care services available to children in our region, and we have a huge responsibility to lead the way for improving access to care for children and families who are suffering with mental illness in Southwest Florida. In Southwest Florida, more than twothirds of pediatric patients are on Medicaid and are considered low income. Reimbursement rates for behavioral and mental health make it difficult for health-care providers to meet the current and growing demands for services, and an estimated 46,000 children have or have had a debilitating mental disorder. The pediatric behavioral health initiative at Golisano Childrens Hospital is building a foundation for excellence in care for the mental health needs for the children and families of our area, said Dr. Denise Dutchak-Parmenter of Golisano Childrens Hospital. The support of SWFL Childrens Charities Inc. will bring tremendous resources to boost our efforts. Dr. Dutchak-Parmenter emphasized that mental illness crosses all boundaries and affects every aspect of a childs functioning, whether its a complex medical condition, their school performance or their family and friends. Our goal is to allow patients to access a multi-layered approach through individual group and family therapies, coordination with schools and their primary care doctors to promote the patients best and optimal functioning now and for their lifetime. As our patient population grows, we anticipate the addition of providers and services dedicated to the advancement of mental health care in our community, Dr. Dutchak-Parmenter said. The pediatric behavioral health initiative at Golisano Childrens Hospital is dedicated to treating the wide spectrum of behavioral and mental health needs, including psychiatric diagnoses that may include ADHD, anxiety and mood disorders, autism and psychosis. Philanthropy will be the only way organizations like Golisano Childrens Hospital will be able to create and sustain programs and services to support the needs of children in our community with behavior and mental disorders, Ms. Collins said. Donations to the auctions fund-a-cause will support the establishment of this regions first comprehensive behavioral and mental health counseling program, as well as patient and family navigation programs. In addition to providing funds for the new state-of-the-art Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, SWFL Childrens Charities grants funds to Florida SouthWestern State College and Florida Gulf Coast University to provide scholarships and equipment to educate the communitys next generation of pediatric health care professionals. The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest includes private Chef Vintner Dinners on Friday, Feb. 24, and The Grand Tasting and Live Auction on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. For more information, visit www. sw winefest.org. The mission of the SWFL Childrens Charities is to advance health care services available to children in our region, and we have a huge responsibility to lead the way for improving access to care for children and families who are suffering with mental illness in Southwest Florida. Christin Collins, co-chair, Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 A21 Look younger Now!Recapture Your Youthful BeautySeminars December 13th & 15thwww.azulbeauty.comSeminar Dates:December 13th December 15thAlso hear the latest on Space is limited. Call to reserve your seat! (239) 415-7576 Come hear about: All participants: www.oaktreedentistrynaples.com 90 Cypress Way East #20 Naples FL (Across From Sams Club) 239-596-5771 Insurance Processing Early Morning Appointments CLUB NOTES Pilot Club of Naples/Naples Pilot Foundation meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at Perkins on Pine Ridge Road. The next meeting is Dec. 8. Guests and new members are always welcome. Reservations are not required. Attendees order from the menu and pay for their meals. Pilot International focuses its charitable and educational efforts on brain-related disorders and disabilities, including traumatic brain injuries, dementia and autism. For more information, call Sue Lester 289-8268. The DPI-SIG Naples Digital Photography Club meets from 7-9 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Florida SouthWestern State College, 7505 Grand Lely Drive. Meetings are open to the public, and all levels of photographers are welcome. The next meeting is Dec. 8. For more information, visit www.dpi-sig.org. Kappa Alpha Theta alumnae in Naples, Marco Island & Bonita Springs holds their holiday party the evening of Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Club at Olde Cypress. For reservations, call Betsy Penzo at 404-3075 or email penzob@ aol.com. For more information about additional chapter activities, visit www. Naples.KappaAlphaTheta.org. Alumnae of Gamma Phi Beta in the Naples area meet for lunch and conversation on the second Monday of each month. The next meeting is Dec. 12. For more information, call Lynne Nordhoff at 594-8420 or email lynnecnordhoff@ gmail.com. The National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution Naples-on-the-Gulf chapter meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the month in North Naples. Meetings begin with a program related to the mission of DAR: historical preservation, promotion of education and encouragement of patriotic endeavor. On Dec. 12, members will hear about The Immokalee Foundation from staff members Noemi Perez, program services director, and Laura Krauth, stewardship and donor relations director. Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership. For more information or to make a reservation, call Juliana Meek at 262-2699 or email email@example.com. The Genealogical Society of Collier County meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at Faith Lutheran Church, 4150 Goodlette-Frank Road. In Journals and Jewels, Gary Johnson will discuss how journals, diaries and heirlooms can bring vivid pictures of our ancestors to light. New officers will also be installed. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Attendance is free, and all are welcome. For more information, call Madonna Crame at 455-7295 or visit www.thegscc.org. The Florida Native Plant Society-Naples meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at Naples Botanical Garden. Presenters Savannah Grant and Alex Miranda of Florida Gulf Coast University will discuss the Economic Value of Annual Carbon Sequestration in Southwest Florida State Parks, and Expedition Tree Core: Climate Change and the Phoenix Islands. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free and all are welcome. Bring a snack to share if you can. For more information, follow the Naples Chapter of FNPS on Facebook. The PCBUG computer and technology club invites all those interested in learning more about computers and mobile devices to its meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. For more information call J. Burke at 659-0659 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at 1455 Pine Ridge Road. Admission is free, and all are welcome. Jerry Steele will share his best practices for growing cattleyas and will have some of his new hybrids and old favorites for sale. 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 about the alliance, call 649-4145 or visit www.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. Thursday, Dec. 15, at Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road. For more information, call 963-4670 or visit www.pflagnaples.org. Naples Ship Modelers is an informal group dedicated to 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 Dec. 17 and Jan 7. Members should 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 email@example.com. The Naples base of the U.S. Submarine Veterans (USSVI) meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of every month at the VFW Post 7721, 800 Neffs Way in Naples. The next meeting is Dec. 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 www.ussvi.org/ base/naples.asp. Email club news to Cindy Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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They train us to feed them, scoop their litter boxes and be their sidekicks when they want us to be. Cats are the most popular pets in the United States, with between 74 and 96 million of them sharing our homes. More than half a billion have colonized the world. And yet, they are still alien to many people. Fortunately, three authors have taken on the challenge of revealing the secrets of cats in all their infinite variety.Abigail Tucker grew up with cats, but it wasnt until she became a mother herself that the science writer began to explore the lure of the cat, struck by her daughters absorption with them. With her cat Cheetoh as muse, she explores feline natural history, behavior and relationships with humans in her book The Lion in the Living Room. There are lots of theories about why cats and people joined forces. Usually, its related to cats protecting food from vermin. But when cats came indoors as companions, it was a real game-changer. Tuckers exploration of the results of that move, in the chapter Pandoras Litter Box, is both funny and fascinating. Other chapters address wild cats, feline evolution, the war between cats and birders, feline genetics, exotic cat breeds and more. Whereas Tucker gives an overarching view of the little hypercarnivores, cat expert Ramona Marek has written a guide to living with them successfully. Marek says the biggest mistake people make with cats is believing the myth that they are self-sufficient, aloof and solitary. This notion leads to cats being thought of as disposable or able to survive on their own, she says. Cats are domesticated companion animals who depend on us for food, social interaction and health care. We need to uphold our end of the domestication process. In Cats for the GENIUS, Marek offers readers the opportunity to create a paw-sitive relationship with your cat from the start! With advice on everything from A (acquisition) to V (vocalizations), she educates new owners about cat habits and needs they might never have considered. For instance, she says people are often surprised to learn that cats prefer to have food and water in different areas. They dont know that cats are true carnivores with specific nutritional requirements. Catification hacks help them set up their homes in ways cats will like. By recognizing normal feline behavior, we can accommodate the home environment to fit their needs, which helps build a stronger, positive human-animal bond, keeping more cats in homes and out of shelters, she says. For a more specialized take on feline foibles, award-winning author Dusty Rainbolt talks to veterinarians, veterinary behaviorists and cat consultants about the No. 1 and No. 2 cat behavior problem: inappropriate elimination. In other words, not using the litter box. In Cat Scene Investigator: Solve Your Cats Litter Box Mystery, Rainbolt takes readers through the detective work necessary to figure out which cat is the culprit in a mult-ipet home, why hes breaking cat law by peeing or pooping outside the box and how to send him to rehab instead of death row. Often, hes not misbehaving at all, but reacting to a treatable medical problem or a conflict with a person or other pet. Rainbolts tips address how to identify and resolve issues and, best of all, how to get rid of the stain and stink. Litter box behavior is complicated, Rainbolt says. Its like a mile-long mathematical equation. There are a lot of potential variables. But once you figure out what the variables are, you can solve the problem. Pets of the Week>> Mikey is an approximately 8-month-old male brown tabby domestic shorthair. >> Radar is a 1-year-old male chocolate Labrador retriever mix. He weighs about 51 pounds, is handsome, sweet and friendly. >> Stardust is an 8-month-old female brown tabby domestic shorthair. She has a pretty coat and big bronze eyes. >> Willa is a 2-year-old female brown brindle and white terrier bully mix. Shes friendly, affectionate and beautiful. To adopt or foster a petThis weeks pets are from Collier County Domestic Animal Services. Adoption fees for cats are $60 and dogs are $85 and include sterilization surgery, vaccinations, pet license, ID microchip and a bag of food. Visit DAS at 7610 Davis Blvd. from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. MondaySaturday. Adoptable dogs and cats from DAS are also at For Footed Friends in Marquesa Plaza on Livingston Road from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the rst Saturday of every month. For more information, call 252-7387 or visit www.colliergov.net/pets. Cats are complex and sensitive, with many special needs.
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November 27th Molly Lane, Senior Vice President / General Manager of William Raveis Real Estate Florida is pleased to announce that Christopher A. Braun has joined the William Raveis team located at 792 Broad Avenue South in Naples. We are very excited to have Chris join our company, he has an exceptional track record and is a true professional, said Lane. Chris was the #1 sales the Raveis family. Originally from Bergen County, New Jersey, Chris graduated from Naples High School and went on to obtain his undergraduate degree from Furman University. Chris and his wife Julia are blessed with 5 children, 3 boys and 2 Naples area whose personal passions include spending time with his family, athletic and music events, and exercising / boxing. Chris is competitive and deeply committed to the highest levels of ethics and integrity within both his personal and professional pursuits. of Realtors (NABOR) NABOR has to bestow upon a Realtor member for overall exemplary service as well as commitment above and beyond to the Realtor profession and Code of Ethics including Realtor of the Year and induction into the highly select NABOR Hall of Fame. He served as the President of NABOR in 1998, and was named Best Realtor in Southwest Florida by the Naples and received a legion of other awards during his 22 year tenure there. Having been a full time Realtor here in Naples for the past 32+ years, the decision to join the professionals at William Raveis is compelling on behalf of my clientele for a host of reasons. to the Naples community and their Florida operations raises the bar for our brokerage industry and I am excited to be a part of that. I look forward to all my seller and buyer clients experiencing the expanding services and results that will follow because fundamentally great brokerage is about trust and great performance and both Raveis and I are philosophically as well as practically deeply committed to both. Rhode Island, and Vermont. The company prides itself on its unique approach to the real estate industry by focusing on its sales associates, providing them unique tools and the leading technology so they can build their own businesses within the company. Our sales associates are our customers. Our management team mentors and empowers our agents to innovate and grow their businesses, said Bill Raveis. We continue to have an overwhelmingly positive response to our business model here in Naples. William Raveis Real Estate plans Brokerage by Inman News, and has consistently been ranked the best place to work by Fox CT, Hearst Connecticut and the Boston information, visit the best website in real estate, raveis.com, or blog.raveis.com. Bill Raveis, Chairman and CEO, William Raveis Real Estate with Christopher A. Braun, Broker Associate PORT ROYAL GREY OAKS | AQUALANE SHORES | COQUINA SANDS | OLDE NAPLES BAY COLONY | 8976 CROOKED STICK CTCHRIS@ALLNAPLES.COMWWW.ALLNAPLES.COM MOORINGS |These are a selection of closed sales that occurred with Christopher A. Braun as the Listing Realtor prior SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 BUSINESS B3 Clive Daniel Home named National Furnishings winner Furniture Today, a national communications company serving the home furnishings industry, recently named Clive Daniel Home the national winner in its inaugural Furniture Industry Leadership Awards program. The national program recognized best-in-class retail organizations at three sales volume levels with nominees selected by retailers, manufacturers and consumers. Clive Daniel Home was honored as the nations number one furnishings retailer with sales under $50 million in the Peer Honors category, selected by a survey of industry retailers. Clive Lubner, chairman of Clive Daniel Home, was on hand to proudly accept the prestigious national award reflecting their recognition by industry peers. The awards were presented at the Leadership Conference Awards Dinner in Orlando on Wednesday, Nov. 30. The 85,000-square-foot flagship Clive Daniel Home showroom, located on U.S. 41 in Naples, opened in April 2011 by innovative retailers Clive and Daniel Lubner. The company continues to receive awards for design excellence, amassing 167 national and regional awards since its opening. A second Clive Daniel Home is located in Boca Raton. COURTESY PHOTOBack row: Designers Rhett Josey, Jackie Nelson, Jean Losier, Mollie Martin, Charlie Hansen, Nancy Woodhouse and Thomas Riker. Front row: Christina Rosolia, Wilfredo Emanuel, Rebekah Errett-Pikosky and Michael Scott. Encore Realty, LLC | 2240 Venetian Court, Naples, FL 34109Cell: 239.537.5351 | Encore-Realty.com 434 3rd Avenue South LISTED AT $4,700,000 3909 sq. ft. under air: 4971 sq. ft. total 4 bedrooms +Den, 4 full baths 2 half baths 2 Blocks to Downtown 5th Ave South, 4 blocks to beach Luxurious Pool Area with Southern Exposure489 1st Ave South LISTED AT $4,090,000 3347 sq. ft. under air; 3913 total sq. ft. 4 bedrooms + loft, 3 full baths, 1 half bath 4 blocks to the beach and 4 blocks to 5th Ave. S. Western exposure with private pool2025 Crayton Rd. LISTED AT $3,925,000 4,179 sq. ft. Under Air; 6,270 sq. ft Total 4 Bedrooms + 2 Lofts, 4 Full Baths, 2 Half Baths Oversized Corner Lot with Southern Exposure Spacious Outdoor Area Fully FurnishedDante DiSabatoBroker Associate 3435 Gordon Drive LISTED AT $13,995,0007,472 sq. ft. under air, 15,157 sq. ft. total 6 Bedrooms + Den and Flex Space 7 Full Baths, 3 Half Baths Gulf View Follow me on: *Prices and/or renderings are subject to change without notice.354 3rd Avenue South LISTED AT $1,950,000 Listed at: 2,150,000 3120 Sq. Ft. A/C 3587 Sq. Ft. Total 3 Bedrooms, 3 Fulls Baths 3 Blocks from the Beach with Southwest Exposure Charming Olde Naples Living t e D i S a b a t o Br o k e r A ssoc i a t e pgp g
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According to business etiquette expert Hilka Klinkenberg, the cardinal rule is to remember that no matter how festive the occasion, its still about business. Dont fall off the fast track to success or risk damaging your professional reputation in one night of inadvertent blunders. Ms. Klinkenberg offers the following advice to ensure a smooth, enjoyable evening. Before party time, find out who can come to the event. Spouses and significant others are not always on the guest list. Ask ahead of time to ensure avoiding anything uncomfortable. Eat, drink and be merry but in moderation. Where else but the office party can you find the CEO and the mailroom clerk bellied up to the bar together? But remember: Alcohol plus you and your boss can add up to I cant believe I said that come Monday morning. If you choose to drink, do so minimally. Dress appropriately for the occasion. Ms. Klinkenberg says this rule especially applies to women who sometimes use company parties to strut their stuff. Leave anything short, tight or revealing in the closet. Youve worked hard to create a professional image, and revealing clothes can alter your coworkers and managers perception of you as a competent professional. The company party might be the only time you see the president, CEO or vice presidents in person. Introduce yourself. This is a great opportunity to become visible to your organizations higher-ups. At the very least, dont spend the entire evening with your regular office buddies. Get in the holiday spirit and mingle with people from other departments. If youve been a star performer in your organization, you might be honored with a toast. Accept the honor gracefully, but dont drink to yourself or clap when others are applauding you. Also, make a toast to the person who toasted you, thanking him for the recognition. Pay attention to the time you arrive and when you leave. Even if you dont really want to attend, avoid arriving 20 minutes before the end just to make an appearance. On the flip side, dont party into the wee hours either. Co-workers and managers will notice both errors in judgment. Be sure to thank those who coordinated the party. They likely put in a great deal of effort hoping you would have a good time. Not only is saying thank you the nice thing to do, but it also makes you stand out from the many employees who dont. On the planning sideIf youre in charge of planning the company party, here are a few reminders: Consider the diversity of everyone who works for the company. A Christmas party may alienate some staff. A holiday party is more inclusive. Is a daytime or evening party more convenient for most attendees? For employees with children, arranging childcare for an evening event may be an issue. If you plan a party during office hours, however, make sure everyone can attend. Clearly convey to employees who is invited to the party. If spouses or children are not included, say so. Plan an event that reflects well on the company. Choose an appropriate location, control the alcohol flow and take your employees interests into consideration. Susan Bryant is a contributing writer at www.Monster.com, a global online employment solution for people seeking jobs and the employers who need great people. Office party Ps and Qs few years first necessitated a change in Christmas party locations from the banks headquarters to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers. Today, each branch holds its own party so that employees dont have to travel. Ms. Catti said the parties make for a nice conclusion to each year, and enable the bank to thank employees and foster camaraderie, even though everyone no longer gathers in a single location. If theres one bad thing about not having one party its that we dont get to see everybody, she added. When youre with people, but not in your working environment, its a different situation. I think its important to be with each other when youre not just in work mode. At Priority Marketing in Fort Myers, holiday parties are not a static affair. Traditionally we do a holiday party for our employees and their significant others, said Holly Boldrin, director of public relations. Its generally different every year. In the past, weve done restaurants. Last year, we did it at my house and had it catered. The idea is to bring everyone together. Everyone works so hard throughout the year and the holidays are the time to celebrate our friendship. An ugly sweater contest is also part of the fun for the companys roughly 30 employees, as are a Secret Santa gift exchange and gift cards for local restaurants or for one of the companys clients, Norman Love Confections. Priority Marketing employees also raise money during the Christmas season to buy gifts for a needy family or to donate to a charity, such as a Kiwanis Club party for special needs children. Company luncheons are the holiday party option of choice for many offices, including Marco Islands Condee Cooling and Electric. After-work gatherings are difficult to schedule for companies that offer 24-hours service, explained Erik Condee, vice-president and operations manager of the family-owned business. So the company treats its staff of 60 to an on-site, steak luncheon on the Friday before Christmas, with the managers doing the cooking. There are also giveaways of tools and a gift box containing a 5-pound ham, premium cheeses and more We turn the phones over to the answering service so everyone can participate, said Mr. Condee. A luncheon at Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is this years option for the Naples law firm of Grant Fridken Pearson. Off-site is a tradition, but the timing of the celebration can shift from year to year, said the firms office manager, Judy Wright. We take a poll to see what our staff prefers, Ms. Wright said. Sometimes we do luncheons. Sometimes do dinners. But we always do an event for the holidays. At the Fort Myers headquarters of Chicos FAS, the annual holiday party can be a breakfast or an afternoon event for the campus approximately 1,200 employees. The festivities include raffles and contests in which groups compete by decorating a holiday sweater or snowman, something the fashion design and creative teams l ove, s aid Jessica Wells, vice president of public relations and corporate communications. There is also a charitable aspect to the celebration through the companys association with the Page Park Association and the Childrens Home Society. Each year, Ms. Wells said, employees collect gifts for more than 200 children. When thoughtfully planned by those in charge and approached responsibly and in the right spirit by all who attend, company holiday parties can blend together three of the holiday seasons most essential elements: fun, camaraderie and providing a vital lifting of the spirits for those in need. PARTYFrom page 1BOLDRIN CONDEE WELLS
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 BUSINESS B5 MONEY & INVESTINGWhats the future of OPEC and oil prices?One of my favorite lines from one of my favorite movies is during a tense battle sequence in The Hunt For Red October when Captain Mancuso calmly states, The hard part of playing chicken is knowing when to flinch before he skillfully destroys the enemy sub. Well, last week the game of chicken that OPEC and Russia were playing with U.S. shale and alternate energy producers came to an abrupt end as the largest oil producers backed away from letting the market dictate oil prices. Instead, after eight years, the oil cartel went back to the days of capping supply to drive up prices. So what can we learn from this grand experiment and what does the future hold for OPEC and oil prices? First, OPECs decision validates James Carvilles saying, Its the economy, stupid! Meaning economics trump almost everything else. Many believed that political or religious differences between Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq would make it impossible for OPEC to form a cohesive agreement. But when the Saudi Royal Family was forced to start selling the kingdoms royal jewels, both literally and figuratively, I guess those things didnt matter so much any more and cooperation ensued. Maybe there is hope for this world after all. Second, the cartels decision confirms another great expression, Pigs get fat but hogs get slaughtered. For decades, oil producers greatly profited off of high energy prices while keeping a balance of supply and demand. But non-OPEC Russia and the U.S. started to ramp of their production, OPEC became greedy and rather than share the oil wealth it strived to drive their competition out of business by pushing prices down and grabbing market share any way it could. And while prices did plummet and some oil companies did go bankrupt, it was the OPEC countries that relied on huge oil revenues to fund their welfare states that hurt the most. Third, OPEC is learning the hard way, Not to put all of your eggs in one basket. It is true that for decades these oil-producing countries made billions of dollars supplying the world with oil. But they then became complacent and assumed that this would continue indefinitely into the future. But then shale drilling started. And then Russia modernized its infrastructure. What if tomorrow some scientist invents cold fusion? Countries like Saudi Arabia are starting to diversify their economic base but this process should have started decades ago. Finally, the oil-producing countries finally understood that, Perception is more important than reality. The day OPEC and Russia announced their production cuts, oil prices shot up 10 percent. But after looking at the details of the agreement, many analysts questioned whether the price increase was justified. The production cuts were minor, many doubt that Russia could cut production even if it wanted to as oil has to flow from its cold weather pumps or they will freeze, Libya and Nigeria were exempt from the agreement, Iran was given special consideration as it ramps up production after decades of sanctions, and most OPEC members cheat on their quotas anyway. But just the perception of a production cut added billions of dollars to oil-producing economies.So what is in store for oil prices down the road? As prices rise, the shale oil producers here in the U.S. will once again ramp up production. And while oil demand is expected to rise again next year, alternative energies and more efficient uses of energy are not positive for energy prices in the long-term. So most analysts believe that we will see higher prices in the short run, but once again lower prices in the years ahead. But I always remind myself, Prediction is very difficult, especially if its about the future. Eric Bretan, the co-owner of Ricks Estate & Jewelry Buyers in Punta Gorda, was a senior derivatives marketer and investment banker for more than 15 years at several global banks. ericBRETANestaterick@gmail.com GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve hosts its 2016 Rookery Bay Adventure Race at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Participants complete a 3K kayak paddle on Henderson Bay and a 4K trail run on the organizations property. Registration includes a T-shirt, post-race refreshments, water bottle and free admission to the Environmental Learning Center. Awards will be presented to the top finishers in several categories. $41 through Nov. 21. For more information or to register, call 530-5940 or visit www.rookerybay.org. Girls on the Run of Collier County holds its annual Reindeer Run 5K setting out at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Community School of Naples. Participants are encouraged to fundraise ahead of the event and show up in festive attire. Registration is $15-$35. Kids under 5 can register for the Santa Sprint for $5. For more information or to register, call 777-3720 or visit www.gotrcc.org. The ninth annual WINK News Feeds Families Hunger Walk takes place at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Miromar Outlets to benefit Harry Chapin Food Bank. The 2-mile, non-competitive family and pet-friendly walk is the organizations biggest fundraiser to help feed children, families, seniors and others through the food banks network of 150 partner agencies. Supporters are encouraged to form teams to raise money for the cause. Same-day registration is at 8:30 a.m. For more information or to register, call 334-7007 or visit www.harrychapinfoodbank.org. Baby Basics of Collier County holds its eighth annual Walking Challenge at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at North Collier Regional Park. Participants can walk from 1 miles to 6 miles to raise funds to help the organization provide diapers for low-income, working families. For more information, visit www.babybasicscollier.org. Humane Society of Naples hosts its 11th annual Race for the Paws 5K Walk/Run at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Naples Municipal Airport. Early registration is $20 through Dec. 31. Same-day registration ends at 7:45 a.m. To sign up or for more information, call 643-1555 or visit www.hsnaples.org. The second annual Boston Red Sox Celebrity Classic to benefit Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida tees off Tuesday, Feb. 21, at The Forest Country Club in south Fort Myers. Registration is $400. For more information, visit www.leehealth.org. Friends of the National Alliance on Mental Illness-Collier County step out for the 14th annual Walk for NAMICollier on Saturday morning, Feb. 27, at Cambier Park. To form a team or for information about sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, email jacquelyn@ namicollier.org. The 11th annual Southwest Florida Komen Race for the Cure takes place Saturday, March 4, at Coconut Point in Estero to raise awareness about and funds to fight breast cancer. For registration details, visit www.komenswfl.org. Naples Pathways Coalition hosts its Naples Bike Brunch & Family Festival at 7 a.m. Sunday, March 5, at Lowdermilk Park. Guests should bring their bikes, kids and pets for a day of outdoor fun. $40. For more information or to register, call 777-7718 or visit www. naplespathways.org. Redlands Christian Migrant Association hosts its 2016 Lipman Golf Classic at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 6, at Naples Heritage Golf Club. 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B6 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY I trace my roots back to 1958, when Bank of America introduced the first general-use credit card: BankAmericard. It grew rapidly in the U.S. and abroad, morphing into an interbank card association, with dozens of participating banks. In 1976, I got my current name. Today, while Im not a bank and dont issue credit cards or extend credit, Im a global payments giant with a market value near $170 billion. My processing network can handle more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. Based in Foster City, California, I rake in more than $14 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! 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(Thats when you can buy them at attractive prices.) (3) Hold on to the stocks until there has been either a fundamental change in the companys condition or it has grown to a point where its growth is likely to lag that of the overall economy. Dont sell your most promising stocks for shortterm reasons. (4) Be willing to look beyond dividends for great growers, as some dont pay any dividends at all. (5) Know that mistakes are inevitable. Learn from them so you dont repeat them. Be prepared to take losses in some stocks while letting profits keep growing in your more promising stocks. (6) Understand that there are relatively few truly outstanding companies. Concentrate your money in the most desirable opportunities. Holding more than 20 companies is unmanageable (and a sign of financial incompetence). (7) Dont blindly follow the crowd. Have more knowledge than others, and apply your judgment after thoroughly assessing specific situations. Youll need courage to follow your convictions. (8) Your success will depend largely on a combination of hard work, intelligence and honesty. Next week well cover how Fisher evaluates companies. ETFs Would Have Been BetterI got into investing when a business professor said he didnt care if the price of gas went up or down because he owned stock in the gas company and collected his dividend regardless. I repeatedly saw new investors encouraged to buy just one stock and get some skin in the game.I would have preferred to have been encouraged to buy exchange-traded funds (ETFs) when I had limited funds, especially since I can buy and sell them for free through my brokerage if I hold for more than 30 days. That is a really great way to get some skin in the game. I am a believer in ETFs that charge low fees, as that has helped my portfolios performance. F.D., onlineThe Fool Responds: Youre smart to seek out low fees, as that can make a big difference in your results over long periods. The advice to start by buying into one stock isnt necessarily bad. You might find it much more interesting and motivating to be invested in a certain company you like and believe in than a fund made up of dozens or hundreds of companies. A fund does offer diversification, though, which is a plus. (ETFs are often based on broad indexes such as the S&P 500.) You can do very well sticking just with ETFs, but carefully selecting some individual stocks can be profitable, too ideally via a low-cost brokerage. Take to the SkySkyworks Solutions (Nasdaq: SWKS) is a major supplier of chips to smartphone giants such as Apple and Samsung, with the growth of mobile devices and wearables driving revenues from $1.5 billion to $3.2 billion in just three years. Skyworks management is aiming to broaden its revenue base. In addition to supplying RF (radio frequency) chips for smartphones, it also sells analog semiconductors for wireless infrastructure, broadband applications, and the automotive, medical and military markets, among others. The company is also well positioned to supply chips for a rapidly expanding global 4G LTE network. Skyworks is a play on the future of the Internet of Things (IoT), too where a wide range of products (such as thermostats, cars, heart implants and oil rigs) connect to the internet and one another via sensors. Unfortunately, thats the long-term case for Skyworks, and Wall Street, with its short-term mindset, has sold off shares due to worries about slowing smartphone sales and the companys slowing revenue growth.If Skyworks can get its RF chips into many devices accessing a rapidly expanding 4G LTE network, lessen its dependence on Apple for topand bottom-line success, and expand into more IoT categories, this stock could be a big winner over the next decade. Give it a closer look. (The Motley Fool owns shares of and has recommended Skyworks Solutions.) I trace my roots back to 1946, when my founder introduced plastic household products, some of which became known for seeming to have indigestion. Business took off once sales reps began demonstrating my wares airtight seals in homes thanks to the leadership of my visionary vice president, Brownie Wise. Today, based in Orlando, Florida, and with a market value near $3 billion, Im a relationship-based selling giant, with an independent sales force of nearly 3 million people. My brands include my own name as well as Avroy Shlain, BeautiControl, Fuller Cosmetics, NaturCare, Nutrimetics and Nuvo. Who am I? (Answer: Tupperware Brands) Signs of a Good StockQHow can I spot signs of a good stock? Does the economic environment matter? T.B., Janesville, WisconsinAContrary to what many think, a struggling economy can be good for buying stocks, as it typically features more bargains than an economy firing on all cylinders. People are often eager to buy when the market is booming, but many stocks are overvalued then. The small picture matters more, though. With any stock youre considering, you need to get to know the underlying company very well, since youll be buying a piece of it and its future. Examine its annual and quarterly reports, evaluating factors such as its debt load, profit margins, free cash flow and growth rates. Superinvestor Warren Buffett says that he looks for (1) businesses we can understand, (2) with favorable long-term prospects, (3) operated by honest and competent people and (4) priced very attractively. Its hard to beat that formula. ***QWhat distinguishes a public company from a private one? 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W n e xt w ee k s ell r tBUSINESS MEETINGS The Above Board Chamber holds its holiday party from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at Arlington of Naples. Guests are asked to bring an item of nonperishable food for donation to a local nonprofit organization. To sign up or for more information, visit aboveboardchamber.com. A Jingle & Mingle holiday party for members and guests of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at Embassy Suites, 10450 Corkscrew Commons, Estero. $65. Call 992-2943 or visit www.bonitaspringschamber.com. Young Professionals of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce holds their holiday party from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at Teatro Ristorante in the new Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center in Bonita. RSVP by Dec. 12. Call 992-2943 or visit www.bonitaspringschamber.com. Members of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce celebrate the holidays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Hilton Naples. RSVP by Dec. 12 at www.napleschamber.org/ events. The Collier Building Industry Association holds its Holiday Happening and buffet dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at Olde Cypress Country Club. Tickets are $50. Reservations required by Dec. 9. Call 436-3878 or email email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www. napleschamber.org. Consultants from the Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University are available at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, 2390 Tamiami Trail N., every Thursday. To make an appointment for a free session, call Suzanne Specht at 745-3704. BNI Downtown Naples Networkers meet at 7:30 a.m. every Thursday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 777 Mooring Line Drive. Call Jamie Bergen at 572-3720 for more information. Email business meeting announcements to email@example.com.
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Florida: Bonita Springs/Estero, Ca p Naples/Marco Island, O North Carolina: Cashiers/Lake Glenville, RoyalShellSales.com | 239.26 EXCELLENC E MARCO ISLAND Water Direct, Open Bay View, No Bridges 4 BR + Den, 3.5 BA $2,649,000 MLS 216066798 Starr Whiting 239.404.1219 MARCO BEACHGLASGOW Full Golf Membership Included Over 6,000 S.F., 4 Bedrooms + Den $2,440,000 MLS 216064912 Patti Fortune & Charles Goff 239.272.8494 TWIN EAGLESNAPLES Lakefront Executive Home & Cabana 6 BR + Den, 5.5 BA, Pool/Spa $2,195,000 MLS 216063632 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 TREVISO BAYNAPLES 4 BR, 4 BA, 1 Acre in Highly Sought AfterFour Seasons Amazing Commercial Size Pool & Infinity Edge Spa $1,100,000 MLS 216054371 Doug Haughey 239.961.1561 FOUR SEASONS7413 BYRONS WAY, NAPLES Visit 7413ByronsWay.com for Details Southwest Exposure, Golf Course Setting $1,079,000 MLS 216073316 Gary, Jeff & Becky Jaarda 239.273.4596 NEW LISTING OPEN 12/11 1:00PM 4:00PM LELYNAPLES Professionally Furnished, Brand New 3-Car Garage, Walking Distance to Clubhouse $845,990 MLS 216067663 Patti Fortune 239.272.8494 RIVERSTONENAPLES 3 BR + Den, 2.5 BA, 3-Car Garage Upgraded Kitchen/Breakfast Bar $575,000 MLS 216065941 Vito Bauer 239.777.7080 BLACK BEAR RIDGE1065 BORGHESE LN. #2105, NAPLES Million Dollar View 2 BR + Den, 2 BA, 1,670 S.F. Penthouse $509,900 MLS 216070908 Stoutenburgh Group 239.745.5333 OPEN 12/10 & 12/11 12:00PM 4:00PM HAMMOCK BAY GOLF & CCNAPLES Beautiful Lake View 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Condo w/Carport $460,000 MLS 216029881 Jim Hiester 239.919.9508 PELICAN BAYNAPLES Third Floor, 2 BR, 2 BA Condo Turnkey Furnished + Extra Storage $459,000 MLS 216025749 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 MOORINGS WATERFRONTNAPLES 3 BR + Den, 2 BA Home, Fenced Backyard Room for a Pool with Southern Exposure $299,000 MLS 216071477 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 NAPLES PARKNAPLES Tastefully Decorated 2nd Floor Condo w/Lake Views Furnished w/All New Less Than 1 Year Ago $279,000 MLS 216043468 Dodona Roboci, The Roboci Team 239.776.8124 BELLERIVE AT THE VINEYARDSNAPLES Newly Remodeled 2 BR, 2 BA Condo Best Views of Lake & Golf Course $271,000 MLS 216059835 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATESNAPLES 2-Story Home, Private Backyard, Needs Updating 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, 2-Car Garage $259,000 MLS 215061225 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 MOON LAKEWOODSEDGE Million Dollar View Overlooking 12th Fairway Beautifully Appointed 4 BR + Den, 4.5 BA $1,650,000 MLS 216068405 Gary Ryan 239.273.6796 SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS19871 CHAPEL TRACE, ESTERO Extra Large, Deep Lot Backing Up to Preserve/River 3 Bedrooms + Den, 4 Bathrooms & 3-Car Garage $975,000 MLS 216062651 Gabe Mellein 239.825.2234 NEW PRICE OPEN 12/11 1:00PM 4:00PM WEST BAY CLUB4951 BONITA BAY BLVD. #1205, BONITA 3 BR, 3 Full BA, 2,200 S.F. 12th Floor, End Unit $929,000 MLS 216058384 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 OPEN 12/11 1:00PM 4:00PM BONITA BAYPELICAN LANDING 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Built in 2001 3,000 S.F. Under Air, 5,236 S.F. Total $800,000 MLS 216068092 Larry Bell 239.919.4404 BONITA BAY12510 GRANDEZZA CIR., ESTERO Turnkey, 3 BR + Den, 3 BA, Pool Home Beautiful Lake View, Golf Course Community $550,000 MLS 216056048 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 OPEN 12/11 1:00PM 4:00PM GRANDEZZABONITA 3 BR, 3 BA Courtyard Pool Home Spacious 2,814 S.F. Under Air $499,000 MLS 216072634 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 NEW LISTING LAKE CLUB AT SPANISH WELLSINDIGO SHORES 3 Bedrooms + Den, Office New SS Appliances, Plantation Shutters $489,000 MLS 216066332 Pam Olsen 239.464.6874 WEST BAY BEACH & GOLF CLUB26995 WYNDHURST CT. #101, BONITA 3 BR, 2 BA, 2-Car Garage Coach Home Turnkey Furnished $465,000 MLS 216064765 Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 OPEN 12/11 1:00PM 4:00PM BONITA BAY
p e Coral, Captiva Island, Fort Myers, cala and Sanibel Island Highlands, Sapphire Valley/Lake Toxaway RoyalShellRentals.com 1.9101 E 16687 PISTOIA WAY, NAPLES 3 BR + Den, 3 Full BA, 2 Half BA, 3,557 S.F. Custom Built Home with Every Luxury Detail $1,699,000 MLS 216062218 Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 OPEN 12/11 1:00PM 4:00PM TALIS PARKNAPLES 2-Story Victorian Charmer w/New Refreshed Look 4 Bedrooms + Bonus Room, 4.5 Bathrooms $1,685,000 MLS 216066094 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 HEMINGWAY PLACENAPLES Private, Gated, Luxury Community Remodeled Kitchen, Soaring Ceilings, Open Floor Plan $1,579,000 MLS 216062883 Liz Biswurm 239.370.0312 HEMINGWAY PLACENAPLES 3 BR, 3.5 BA Waterfront Townhouse Investors: Existing One Year Lease at $3,000/Mo. $820,000 MLS 214030966 Steve Suddeth & Jenn Nicolai 239.784.0693 GOLDEN SHORESNAPLES 2-Story Waterfront Villa 3 Suites, 3.5 Bathrooms $739,000 MLS 216018642 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 GOLDEN SHORESEVERGLADES CITY Gateway to the 10,000 Islands Building & Land Suitable for Restaurant $699,000 MLS 216047741 Kurt Petersen 239.777.0408 DOWNTOWN MAIN ST. CIRCLENAPLES Completely Remodeled 4 BR, 4 BA Spacious Lot $449,900 MLS 216047734 Liz Biswurm 239.370.0312 NEW PRICE CRESCENT LAKE ESTATESNAPLES 3/4 Acre Waterfront Lot in Gated Community 155 Acres, Just 28 Homesites, Two 5 Acre Lakes $397,500 MLS 213015237 Roger Stening 239.770.4707 NAPLES CLUB ESTATESGATED COMMUNITY W/ONLY 36 HOMES Beautiful Long Lake Views 3 BR, 2 BA, Screened-In Lanai $350,000 MLS 216068134 Mark Semeraro 239.370.2455 MARKER LAKE VILLASNAPLES 2-Story Villa with Large Loft, 2 BR, 2.5 BA Less Than 1 Mile to the Beach & Mercato $350,000 MLS 216020353 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 PELICAN RIDGE3481 CREEKVIEW DR., BONITA Visit 3481Creekview.com for Details Unmatched Lake & Golf Course Setting $2,495,000 MLS 216032097 Gary, Jeff & Becky Jaarda 239.273.4596 OPEN 12/11 1:00PM 4:00PM BONITA BAYCREEKSIDE A Must See, Exquisite & Modern Lake View Home 4 BR + Den, 4.5 BA, 5,342 S.F., Upstairs Bonus Room $2,350,000 MLS 216071271 Linda Ramsey 239.405.3054 BONITA BAY26128 FAWNWOOD CT., BONITA 4 BR, 4.5 BA, Courtyard Pool Home, Golf Course View Superior Finishes & Intricate Detailing Throughout $1,999,000 MLS 216062210 Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 OPEN 12/11 1:00PM 4:00PM BONITA BAY26060 FAWNWOOD CT., BONITA Elegant Brick-Front Estate Home Circular Driveway, Gracious Entry $1,700,000 MLS 216069692 Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 OPEN 12/11 1:00PM 4:00PM BONITA BAYTAMARIND TRACE Quiet Wooded Lot with Park Next Door Private Pool/Spa Surrounded by Lush Vegetation $775,000 MLS 216051235 Gary Ryan 239.273.6796 NEW PRICE SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS23080 SANABRIA LP., BONITA Best Value in Bonita Lakes Beautiful Wooded View $755,000 MLS 216015753 Joy Gugliuzza, Team LaVita 239.600.0900 OPEN 12/11 1:00PM 4:00PM BONITA LAKESESTERO 3 BR, 3 BA, 16th Floor Residence Extra Large Lanai, Phenomenal Views $669,000 MLS 216066715 Katie Brady Rigsby 239.770.6061 WEST BAY CLUB26691 EGRETS LANDING DR. #202, BONITA 3 BR + Den, 3 BA w/Private Elevator Large Great Room & Dining Room $595,000 MLS 216071295 Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 OPEN 12/11 1:00PM 4:00PM BONITA BAYBONITA 1st Floor 3 BR, 2 BA Coach Home, 2-Car Garage Lovely Golf Course & Preserve Views $289,000 MLS 216057662 Jim Griffith, Boeglin Team 239.322.2409 MARBELLA AT SPANISH WELLSESTERO Immaculately Kept 2 BR + Den, 2 BA Condo Outstanding Lake & Sunset Views $285,000 MLS 216062391 Fred Cuthbertson, Boeglin Team 239.776.9083 RAPALLO830 SAN CARLOS DR, FT. MYERS BEACH New Construction 4 BR, 4 BA, 2,651 S.F. Living Area $984,000 MLS 216070217 Katie Brady Rigsby 239.770.6061 OPEN 12/10 & 12/11 1:00PM 4:00PM HIDDEN HARBOR ON THE BAY8751 ESTERO BLVD. #104, FT. MYERS 2 BR, 2 BA, 1,450 S.F. Under Air Lanai w/Water Views $429,900 MLS 216031502 Sue Ellen Mathers 239.877.2726 NEW PRICE OPEN 12/11 1:00PM 4:00PM ISLAND BEACH CLUB
B12 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Sue@SueMyhelic.com SueMyhelic.com Cypress Woods Golf & C.C. $211,5001st oor, turnkey Furnished 2BR, 2BA condo & just steps to the community pool/hot tub! Golf Equity too! Tarpon Cove $399,000Furnished 3BR, 2BA, 2 C Garage condo. Wrap-around lanai & membership to Tarpon Cove Yacht & Racquet Club. Cypress Woods Golf & C.C. $459,9002BR, 2BA plus den, 2C garage home with tray ceilings & French doors to den. Private pool/spa & golf equity. ENJOY THE FANTASTIC AMENITIES! SENSATIONAL LAKE AND GOLF COUSE VIEWS! A DELIGHTFUL COACH HOME! Richard DrosteSales Associate239.firstname.lastname@example.orgJacki Strategos, P.A. Sales Associate, GRI, CREN email@example.com Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each oce is independently owned and operated. Location. Location. Location. Build your dream house on this oversized corner lot with space for a larger home and additional garages. This wonderful inland lot sits next to Mackle Park with all its beautiful landscaping, numerous amenities and so much more. An ideal location; close to many of Marcos amazing restaurants, boutiques, tennis courts and the YMCA.1310 Andalusia Terrace Marco Island, FL 34145 $199,000premiersothebysrealty.com Newly renovated Jack Nicklaus signature golf course within Naples city limits convenient to both downtown and Mercato. Limited membership of residents allows you to play the course as o en as you like. Amenities include: tness center, four Har-Tru tennis courts, bocce ball, kayaking club and marina with Gulf access. Donald Snyder 239-250-8712More Inventory Coming Soon! CALL YOUR SPECIALIST Want to have it all? GOLF, TENNIS AND GULF ACCESS! Rapper home a hot resaleHot property, hot celebrity builder and hot location? Back in the 1990s, who knew that international rap star Vanilla Ice would become a premier renovator and designer of sexy, contemporary mansions that check all the boxes on everyones dream list, making him an undisputed star in two very different and very competitive businesses. Always one who liked to make things, Rob Van Winkles foray into the construction/renovation business came about by accident, when after finishing a music tour, took a look at the California and New York properties he had purchased earlier in case he needed a pad to crash and realized neither had ever been used. He decided to sell and was stunned at the profits he made. He turned to renovating and flipping homes around his hometown of Palm Beach. Also quite talented in selling himself, this parlayed into the popular HGTV program, the Vanilla Ice Project, where viewers get the chance to watch him in action. One of his most glamorous projects is now on the market giving some lucky person the opportunity not only to live in one of Vanilla Ices creations, but also a guarantee of cocktail conversation for years to come. Located in Lighthouse Point, near the Hillsborough Inlet and sited on a canal, tropical views of the canal across the pool terrace is not only great viewing but at the end of the dock is a 21-foot SeaRay boat included in the sale. Be on the ocean for fishing in no time or enjoy shrimping in the inlet when the night tide is coming in and shrimp eyes glow in your spotlight. If that sounds like magic, the homes interior is designed to please the contemporary buyer looking for high style. Seamlessly awash in white and framing the water view, its a sleek blank slate acting as a neutral background against which contemporary decor, art and collections take center stage. Forward thinking design in kitchen and baths create a cohesive show house for the perfectionist. At 4,051 square feet, the house has four bedrooms, four baths and a spacious open plan for entertaining that spills out onto the pool terrace and dock. Live like a celebrity in the house designed and executed by Rob Van Winkle of the Vanilla Ice Project fame. Priced at $2.395 million. For more information, visit www.toptenrealestatedeals.com/contact/.
(239) 728-5481 RIVERFRONT BELOW MARKET PRICE $94,900 Alva 1.65 Caloosahatchee riverfront acre lot located in the Caloosa Preserve gate community. Ready to build residential. $1700/MONTHCOMMERCIAL LEASE Fort Myers Gross lease, no CAM. Ready for new tenant. 1,700 SF, 6 exam rooms, 2 private ofces, 2 restrooms, reception area plus waiting room. This space is perfect for a medical ofce, professional, retail or other business use. Water and refuse removal included in rent. Owner/Broker. RIVERFRONT HOMESITES: Seller Financing Available One acre and up 20 elevation. Fresh deep water. Gated community docks welcome. $324,900COUNTRY HAVEN ON 5 ACRES Alva 2125 SF, 4 bedroom 2 bath single-family home on 5 acres, completely renovated. Granite counters, Cherry cabinets, stainless appliances, chair rail, double bathroom sinks and metal roof. The land is perimeter fenced, landscaped and has a pond, barn with stalls, and oversized tack shed. $312,000WELCOME TO LUXURY LIVING AT LAKESIDE Naples 1595 SF, 3 bedroom, 2 bath single-family home located at Lakeside. Wine cooler, granite counters, 10 ceilings, tile & bamboo oors, crown molding, chair rail, walk-in tile shower, whirlpool tub, 280 SF covered & screened Lanai, plus guest patio. Lakeside is a premium gated community with a 40 acre boating lake, swimming pools, tennis court, clubhouse, basketball court, shufeboard & scenic walking paths. $139,000 and up e -famil y h om ome on 5 acres, complete ly cabin ets s ,s tainless appliances,cha ir PRICE REDUCED! PRICE REDUCED! Full-Service Brokerage Residential Real Estate & Commercial Real Estate 239.529.5737 | exitrealtyswfl.com NO MONTHLY FEES No Desk Fees 10% Sponsoring Bonus ResidualsYear after year Potentially More Than 100% Agent Training Provided...At No Cost Join our Team! 51 9th Street South Naples, FL 34102 Next to Starbucks at Central & 41 Contact James Hinson Today! 239.821.0704 firstname.lastname@example.org Re/Max Distinction currently has positions available in all locations. If youre interested in an exciting career in real estat e, and would like more information about Re/Max Distinction, please contact Maury Dailey at email@example.com. OLDE NAPLES (MAIN) 821 5th Avenue South, Suite 102 239.300.9500 VINEYARDS 5983 Pine Ridge Road 239.300.9500 BONITA SPRINGS 8800 Bernwood Parkway, Suite 1 239.300.9500 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES 8855 Immokalee Road, Suite 11 239.300.9500 THE QUARRY 9504 IRONSTONE TERRACE #1-101 $295,000 den, two-bath end unit located on a quiet preserve with numerous upgrades such as granite countertops, stainless beautiful tile backsplash. The home has a two-car garage with extra storage racks that provide plenty of room for your things. ANTHONY SCOPANO 239.784.5232 AVE MARIA 4376 STEINBECK WAY $379,000 bedroom, 3 spacious bedrooms and an additional bonus room are all upstairs to guarantee privacy with open loft with bath. Plenty of storage space, 3 linen closets and storage under stairs. Formal living and dining room provides plenty of space to entertain guests. Kitchen and breakfast nook look out onto private lanai. Crown molding, 18"x18" ANTHONY SCOPANO 239.784.5232 WATERWAYS OF NAPLES 3261 STURGEON BAY COURT $309,000 Welcome to this popular neighborhood, and the opportunity to own a 3-bedroom pool home with a 2-car garage, with lush privacy landscaping, nestled on one of the many or boat in your backyard. Amenities include: clubhouse, tiki hut, pickleball, tennis, basketball and much more including a storage lot for your boat, trailer or RV; all for a low fee. A Publix Supermarket is next door. MARY HORESCO 239.293.9434
FLORIDA BASED REAL ESTATE COMPANY BY SALES VOLUME 1 1 24225 Gordon Drive Lisa Tashjian 239.259.7024 Web ID 216063417 $7,250,000 3550 Gordon Drive Cristal OMeara 239.961.2528 Web ID BERE050715IHE $15,900,000 1672 Galleon Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216068310 $18,500,000 840 Admiralty Parade Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216008459 $19,950,000 1442 Galleon Drive Steve Smiley 239.298.4327 Web ID KUBL110416IHE $6,395,0001 2 3 4 5 3 4 5 PORT ROYAL THE MOORINGS // COQUINA SANDS PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM 4 3 5Lucerne #602 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216075283 $1,295,000 419 Mooring Line Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216059130 $3,995,000 240 Cuddy Court Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216008267 $4,995,000 205 Bahia Point Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216022951 $5,500,000 La Maison Club #113 Debbi/Marty McDermott 239.564.4231 Web ID 215070511 $435,0001 2 3 4 5832 21st Court Tom/Tess McCarthy 239.243.5520 Web ID KURL112816IHE $4,250,000 1263 4th Street South Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216041599 $4,650,000 Villas Di Marino #1 Carol Sheehy 239.340.9300 Web ID 216050737 $1,899,000 2280 Kingsh Road Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216022578 $2,995,000 Olde Towne #302 Beth McNichols 239.821.3304 Web ID 216049408 $599,9991 2 3 4 5 1 3 4 5 2 2 OLD NAPLES // AQUALANE SHORES ROYAL HARBORNo.
PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM 700 Old Trail Drive Vanya/Dimo Demirev 239.565.0550 Web ID 216061344 $1,599,000 Park Plaza #1602 Jutta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 239.659.5113 Web ID 216059929 $2,885,000 4705 Villa Mare Lane Shirlene Elkins 239.777.9574 Web ID 216073632 $2,599,000 811 Sand Pointe Drive Patrick OConnor 239.293.9411 Web ID 216073231 $995,000 339 Cromwell Court Diane Solomon 301.343.5585 Web ID 216009878 $3,900,000 4256 Kensington High Street Dave/Ann Renner 239.784.5552 Web ID 216074242 $665,000 Le Ciel Venetian Tower #1805 Marion Bethea/Anne Killilea 239.261.6200 Web ID 216073449 $2,195,000 657 Bridgeway Lane East Tom/Tess McCarthy 239.243.5520 Web ID 216010430 $925,000 Le Rivage PH 5 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 215068242 $10,995,000 Surfsedge #104 Heidi Deen 239.370.5388 Web ID 216028234 $749,000 Colonade #1407 Bonnie Nageon De Lestang 239.280.6997 Web ID 216069985 $864,900 Horizon House #500 Sandra McCarthy-Meeks 239.287.7921 Web ID 216026677 $899,900 Marbella #1703 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 216066085 $2,350,000 St. Pierre #804 Bonnie Nageon De Lestang 239.280.6997 Web ID 216065013 $1,050,000 Cap Ferrat PH 25 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 216065832 $6,645,000 Chateaumere #B-302 Heidi Deen 239.370.5388 Web ID 216064978 $850,000 Chateaumere #B-403 Heidi Deen 239.370.5388 Web ID 216063459 $589,000 Dorchester #906 Werner Schroeder 239.776.8956 Web ID 216044938 $999,000 Toscana #1203 Leah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 Web ID 216063773 $2,250,000 9155 Torreno Court Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 216065124 $1,799,000 2337 Cheshire Lane Terri Moellers 239.404.7887 Web ID 216065536 $1,295,000 Remington #1104 Bordner/Hurvitz 239.560.2921 Web ID 216058185 $6,295,000 Egrets Walk #102 Terri Moellers 239.404.7887 Web ID 216053384 $365,000 9771 Niblick Lane Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID NEME112916IHE $4,150,000 9277 Troon Lakes Drive Terri Moellers 239.404.7887 Web ID 216014085 $745,000 Biltmore #1502 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 216013177 $4,199,000 Naples Square #421 Fahada Saad 239.595.8500 Web ID 216027163 $1,275,000 6660 Glen Arbor Way Laurie Zanelli 239.675.9777 Web ID 216034385 $1,100,000 7482 Martinique Terrace Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 216062663 $849,900 Beach House #102 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 215070944 $1,995,000 Lancaster Square #8-804 Debbi/Marty McDermott 239.564.4231 Web ID 216013324 $579,900 4821 Mahogany Ridge Drive Bernie/Joe Garabed 239.571.2466 Web ID 216048558 $1,200,000 2895 12th Street North Whitney Casement 239.253.6125 Web ID 216074540 $695,000 6502 Carema Lane Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216063008 $1,279,000 PARK SHORE PELICAN BAY BAY COLONY PELICAN MARSH NAPLES & SURROUNDS FLORIDA BASED REAL ESTATE COMPANY BY SALES VOLUMENo.
478 Willet Avenue Debron Fowles 239.826.6655 Web ID 216011484 $3,399,000 2165 Asti Court Sonya Shaheen 239.877.2797 Web ID 215073681 $1,650,000 9809 Rocky Bank Drive Patrick OConnor 239.293.9411 Web ID 216040711 $675,000 3448 Donoso Court Ruth Trettis 239.571.6760 Web ID 216062860 $449,000 336 Oak Avenue Ann Marie Shimer 239.825.9020 Web ID 215054679 $1,895,000 598 Lakeland Avenue Olesya Waltz 239.297.2960 Web ID 216053227 $799,000 Aqua #I-309 Angela R. Allen 239.825.8494 Web ID 216032197 $1,650,000 1015 Silverstrand Drive Lee Leatherwood 239.877.8861 Web ID 216013091 $355,000 463 Golfview Drive Melissa McMurray 239.777.5456 Web ID 216060552 $399,999 Vanderbilt Gulfside #301 Jane Darling 239.290.3112 Web ID 216062157 $1,200,000 10892 Phoenix Way Vanya/Dimo Demirev 239.565.0550 Web ID 216053941 $649,900 11861 Hedgestone Court John DAmelio 239.961.5996 Web ID 216005821 $1,425,000 Beachwalk Gardens #O-102 Gayle Fawkes 239.250.6051 Web ID 216031399 $439,000 1931 Cocoplum Way Fahada Saad 239.595.8500 Web ID 216074718 $3,490,000 Mariners Cove #C-203 Steve Smiley 239.298.4327 Web ID 215059461 $425,000 The Colony #1302 Beth McNichols 239.821.3304 Web ID 216075170 $379,000 518 Eagle Creek Drive Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 216028287 $465,000 644 Lambton Lane Tess McCarthy 239.207.0118 Web ID 216001361 $379,000 7888 Valencia Court Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 216025923 $545,900 2121 Canna Way Marybeth Brooks 239.272.6867 Web ID 216050808 $6,500,000 1425 Nighthawk Pointe Daniel Guenther 239.357.8121 Web ID 216013779 $4,795,000 1302 Noble Heron Way Melissa Williams 239.248.7238 Web ID 215070811 $1,895,000 9165 Mercato Way Mary Kavanagh 616.957.4428 Web ID 216055143 $2,295,000 1231 Gordon River Trail Daniel Guenther 239.357.8121 Web ID 216005826 $2,295,000 28921 Cavell Terrace Valerie Bee 239.398.3055 Web ID 216064000 $7,400,000 Aqua #510 John DAmelio 239.961.5996 Web ID 216036267 $2,095,000 2906 Leonardo Avenue Lynn Applebaum 239.776.5055 Web ID 216026285 $1,250,000 9845 Clear Lake Circle OConnor/Garabed 239.293.9411 Web ID 216041071 $635,000 2823 Jude Island Way Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216052930 $465,000 598 Lakeland Avenue Olesya Waltz 239.297.2960 Web ID 216050840 $899,900 9172 Mercato Lane Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 Web ID 216054212 $1,815,000 670 101st Avenue North Roxanne Jeske 239.450.5210 Web ID 215045493 $629,900 The Strada #5201 Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 Web ID MCWA082916IHE $929,000 16836 Brightling Way Heather Hobrock 239.370.3944 Web ID 216064097 $1,995,000 GREY OAKS NORTH NAPLES VANDERBILT BEACH 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
FLORIDA BASED REAL ESTATE COMPANY BY SALES VOLUME 1540 Caxambas Court Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216074089 $1,980,000 7706 Mulberry Lane Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 Web ID 216042254 $975,000 246 Hideaway Circle North Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 216074831 $1,900,000 8540 Bellagio Drive ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 216058714 $749,000 1751 Ludlow Road Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 216074102 $4,850,000 1561 Kingston Court Dave Flowers 239.404.0493 Web ID 216071279 $825,000 320 Wild Orchid Lane Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 215073382 $1,885,000 1771 Wavecrest Court Cathy Brodie 239.272.7725 Web ID 216009226 $825,000 1751 Ludlow Road Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 216071452 $4,000,000 Gulfview #504 Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 Web ID 216074501 $479,000 Shipps Landing #201 Gwen Tolson 847.208.2754 Web ID 216060527 $595,000 172 Richmond Court Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 216005071 $1,385,000 1251 Ember Court Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 Web ID 216075147 $625,000 722 Hideaway Circle West Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 216075305 $1,695,000 Gulfview #402 Cynthia Corogin 239.393.6747 Web ID 216073128 $475,000 Sussex on the Bay #501 Vince Colace 239.260.3333 Web ID 216073741 $439,700 1405 Collingswood Avenue Cathy Brodie 239.272.7725 Web ID 216009054 $1,100,000 Eagle Cay #2-305 Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 Web ID 216075069 $425,000 681 Inlet Drive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 216006902 $389,000 20 Covewood Court Janice Engel 239.316.0074 Web ID 216060594 $425,000 3875 Isla Del Sol Way Laurie Zanelli 239.675.9777 Web ID 216059884 $2,395,000 3404 Runaway Lane Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216066994 $997,500 7661 Mulberry Lane ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 216058950 $749,000 Cherry Oaks #201 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216025129 $490,000 3248 Tavolara Lane ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 216042047 $1,349,990 9217 Campanile Circle Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216066542 $635,000 9052 Cherry Oaks Trail ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 216023775 $449,000 Marengo #201 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 216045227 $399,000 Sonoma #201 ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 216024292 $389,000 Varenna #201 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 216000941 $449,000 Varenna #203 ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 216060580 $396,900 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 sal e or purchase of the properties depicted. Provence, France by Josephine Trotter used with permission. 20,000 ASSOCIATES | 850 OFFICES WORLDWIDE 65 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES GLOBALLY | 37 PREMIER SOTHEBYS INTERNATIONAL REALTY LOCATIONS MARCO ISLAND FIDDLERS CREEK PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COMFIFTH 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 | 239.598.9900No.
B18 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 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>$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 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 32 33 34 21 35 36*For illustration purposes only.NaplesMarco Island 37 38 39 40 41 42
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INSIDEARTS & ENTERTAINMENTNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 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 | 239.262.4242 I think for so many years (weve) been the go-to place for theater in Naples that we have rested on our laurels a bit in serving the community to the fullest. Bryce Alexander, artistic director at The Naples Players BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.comHis office is bare, like an empty stage awaiting the sets and props of a new show. My office is completely empty, says Bryce Alexander, The Naples Players new artistic director. Right now, its pretty stark. All my stuff is still in a box, on the way from Denver. He does have a couple of important things pinned to his bulletin board, though, reflecting his current focus: a photograph of The Naples Players staff and a list of all the nonprofits in Collier County. Thats so I can think through how Im going to engage, he says. Mr. Alexander joined TNP in early October. Former artistic director Dallas Dunnagan stayed for the next month to A talk with the new artistic director at The Naples Players SEE DIRECTOR, C4 So are you going to wait until season heats up to visit the good restaurants? Dont, unless you like waiting for your dinner. As it happens, Naples Restaurant Week continues until Dec. 11 and offers steals at 25 local spots with threecourse, prix-fixe menus for $35 (youll even find the occasional $25 lunch special, too). Its the perfect time to save some cash and easily snag a seat while restaurants have their game face on and guests arent arriving with their elbows out. After Jan. 1, local diners will have to deal with the crowds or wait until the off-season when all those fancy chefs close shop for some needed rest and relaxation. And its always nice to support local restaurants, especially through the holidays when hostesses find their smiles cracking because the recently swinging doors seem shut tight. Because restaurants have that lull after Thanksgiving, if the locals wanted to get out and eat that would be the best time to go before season starts, said organizer Guy Clarke. Let the leftovers sit for an extra day.Take advantage of Naples Restaurant Week dealsAlexanderBryceMeet VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYBY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.com SEE DEALS, C24 Lots to doWe have top picks for things to do in town and a short drive away. C6-9 Arts commentaryOy! Coney Island Christmas at the Sugden. C10 Latest films Man Down has three intersecting storylines, and each is compelling in its own way. C15
C2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Collier County Providers:Andrew Jaffe M.D., FAAD Kimberly Davidson, M.D., FAADW. G. Eshbaugh, Jr., M.D., FACSCharles Camisa, M.D., FAADRobert Chami, M.D., FACSRobert Tomsick, M.D., FAADStanley Hoffman, M.D., FAADDavid Goodman, M.D., FAADMichael Tucker, M.D., FAADHeather Pontasch, M.D., FAADChristopher Buckley, DO, FAAD, FAOCD, FACMSShanna Miranti, MPAS, PA-CElizabeth McDonough MPAS, PA-CLaura Taylor, MSN, DCNP, FNP-BCRory McDonough, MPAS, PA-CStephanie Simmerman, DNP, ARNP-BCJoseph Santini, PA-CNancy Hahn, ARNP, MSAmitha Omonuwa, PA-CDERMATOLOGY WITHOUT THE WAIT! 1-800-591-DERM | RiverchaseDermatology.com Same Week Appointments Available FLORIDA WRITERSThreat of bird flu epidemic sets canine-aided security force into action Reckless Creed by Alex Kava. G.P. Putnams Sons. 336 pages. Hardcover, $27.Alex Kavas highly original Ryder Creed series gets better and better as the title character gains in complexity. His interaction with FBI Agent Maggie ODell allows fresh challenges for this fine title character of the authors earlier series. The originality of the Creed series lies in the occupation of its protagonist; the former marine is now an established, sought-after trainer of search-and-rescue dogs. He has a thriving facility on the Florida panhandle. The plot concerns a bird flu contagion that might have been manipulated, if not an unintended consequence of radical experimentation under the wraps of government agencies. How do you test an antidote without developing victims to catch and carry the disease? Among the alphabet soup of government medical research operations, something sinister is going on. Is there a chance that some rogue group is working to turn bird flue into a weapon? Birds are falling out of the sky. Are infected birds, living or dead, a threat to humans? Can the disease evolve or be engineered to that end? Is it an air-borne virus or is it conveyed by touch or by exposure to infected bodily fluids? Such questions energize this red-hot thriller and, as we might expect, canine abilities come into play. As usual, Ms. Kava masterfully employs the alternation of terse, vivid scenes to build a plot as much spatial as it is temporal. In Chicago, Tony, a long-time friend of Creeds assistant Jason, is extremely sick. Hes being paid to touch as many surfaces as possible. Followers report his progress. Hes coughing up blood, feverish and nauseated. Then he steps out onto the balcony of his 19th floor hotel room for some fresh air and is pushed over the railing, plunging to his death. In New York, ailing yet determined Christina Lomax leads a marginal life in a similar employ. She plays the role of a tourist, disguising her actions as a player in an experiment. She too has handlers and followers. In southern Alabama, Ryder Creeds favorite search dog, Grace, discovers a young woman drowned in a river with rocks in her pockets. In Nebraska, Maggie ODell sees redwing blackbirds falling from the sky. Bird flu is the link, and Creeds dogs are the hoped-for solution. Can they be trained to sniff out bird flu contamination? And can they do so without becoming sick or dying? If so, such dogs and their handlers could be instrumental in stopping an epidemic. In following this plot thread, the author once again allows us to enjoy the canine-human relationships her series has already put stage center. Creeds training of and partnership with Grace and his other dogs provides readers with the privilege of entering a special world of unexpected feeling and understanding. This uplifting experience has a bold spiritual dimension. The effort to uncover the con-tamination source and the responsible individuals who are either deranged by uncurbed science or addicted to the power it fosters finds Creed and Maggie in major roles. Government agency turf wars, as ever, complicate the coordination needed to deal with the problem. Oversized egos abound. However, it becomes more and more apparent that a government scientist missing since a mudslide catastrophe in North Carolina (the center of a recent disaster case in which Creed and Maggie were involved) might be the one to meet the threat. The scientist had been working on dealing with such viruses before she disappeared. Flitting around on the edge of the action is a mysterious character named Stephen Bishop. He moves furtively, exhibiting a nervous edge. Readers understand that he fits into this puzzle somehow, perhaps in a big way. One of Ms. Kavas challenges is to bring specialized scientific information and informed brainstorming about the feared crisis into the story without stopping the action. She needs to keep a proper balance of exposition and action of telling and showing that favors the showing. Moreover, fact-laden conversation cannot be presented as if it existed to inform the reader; it must ring true to the needs and situations of the characters. Like every other challenge she has set for herself in this novel, she meets this one smoothly and effectively. Reckless Creed is another winner from a writer whose savvy thriller-craft goes from strength to strength. Phil Jason, Ph.D., United States Naval Academy professor emeritus of English, is a poet, critic and freelance writer with 20 books to his credit, including several studies of war literature and a creative writing text. i i h e v e philJASONphiljreviews@gmail.com KAVA v a e d s y, f h d d m ep th ag th t i o a l r Cr p a r a n d vi d pri v s pe pe c s ta n e x p s p i r T h i
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 C3 Elf starring Will Ferrell and James CaanMovies on the LawnTuesday, December 20th, 5:45p239.254.1080 MercatoShops.com sunday, December 11 noon to 3pm Santa meets Willy Wonka at this sweet holiday event! WHERE: Christmas tree in the main piazza & lawn across from Silverspot FREE ACTIVITIES! DJ Stilt Walker Dance Performances Face Painter Lawn Games Bounce HouseSWEET SHOP featuring Cotton Candy, Lollipops, Cupcakes, Snow Cones, Hot Cocoa, Donuts & more! Photos with Santa are just $5. Proceeds from photos and purchases of signed copies of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory benefit Baby Basics of Collier County.Sponsored By Meet the family of Roald Dahl, author of Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryTop authors to join Florida Celebration of Reading Feb. 17Best-selling authors Chris Gardner, Elin Hilderbrand, Candice Millard and Laura Numeroff will join the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy for the 17th annual Florida Celebration of Reading on Friday, Feb. 17, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs. The Florida Celebration of Reading was founded in 2001 by former Gov. Jeb Bush and his wife, Columba. The annual event features guest appearances by members of the Bush family, including Jeb Bush Jr., who will serve as the events honorary chair, and best-selling authors who read from their works during the event. Mr. Gardners autobiography, The Pursuit of Happyness, was on the New York Times best-sellers list for more than 20 weeks and was the inspiration for the movie of the same title that starred Will Smith. Mr. Smith received numerous Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Academy Award nominations for his performance as Mr. Gardner in the 2006 film. Ms. Hilderbrand is the New York Times best-selling author of 17 novels, including Winter Street and Heres to Us. Winter Storms, her 18th and most recent novel, is the third and final book in the Winter Street trilogy. A former editor and writer for National Geographic magazine, Candice Millard is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The River of Doubt and Destiny of the Republic. Her work has also appeared in Time magazine, Washington Post Book World and the New York Times Book Review. Ms. Millards most recent book, Hero of the Empire, is based on Winston Churchills littleknown exploits during the Boer War. Author Laura Numeroff wrote the childrens book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, which was followed by a series of related 16 titles that sold more than 15 million copies worldwide. Her recent book, Raising a Hero, is the first of the Work for Biscuits illustrated series for children. The book supports Canine Companions for Independence, a nonprofit organization providing assistance dogs to children, adults and veterans with disabilities. Proceeds from Florida Celebration of Reading support Barbara Bush Foundation literacy programs. Individual tickets are $250 and include the reading program and dinner. See www.BarbaraBush.org/events. NUMEROFF MILLARD HILDERBRAND GARDNER Toy Drive supporting The Shelter for Abused Women & Children Naples Santa Pub Crawl6th AnnualHosted by Michael & Lori Smith Friday, December 9th 489 Bayfront Place, Naples239.530.2225 and more prizes! Bring an unwrapped toy to support The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. Toy drive donors will be entered into a Dress to IMPRESS in your favorite and festive holiday attire! Presented By: $500 cash for BEST Dressed!
C4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYhelp show him the ropes. On his first day, he says, he walked in, put his stuff on his desk and got to work. He worked through the evening, as it was the first night of rehearsal for Coney Island Christmas. The first show hes directed for TNP, it runs through Dec. 18 at the Sugden Community Theatre. His first day on the new job didnt end until 10 p.m. Im a glutton f or punishment, he jokes. Mr. Alexander moved here from Denver, Colo., with his wife Katie, who is an Equity actress. She grew up in Colorado and was ready to never see snow ever again, he says. It was time for a journey to a new organization. I thought we could do a lot of good for the community. Though Mr. Alexander had visited Florida in the past, hed never been to Naples. He was happy to move from a sellers market to a buyers market, he says, and to a slower pace of life. The 28-year-old comes from The Phamaly Theater Company, based in Englewood, Colo., just outside of Denver. The venue (pronounced family) is comprised of professional actors with disabilities. If you were a working actor who acquired a disability, it would be hard for you to work anywhere about the country, he says. Serving that community, we became nationally known. We are the go-to connection to the community, regardless of disabilities. We were known for our hard work in making the arts accessible. He joined the company in 2007 and became artistic director there in February 2015. During his time there, he doubled the staff, increased funding and instituted year-round programming. He also took the troupe on its first international tour, traveling to Osaka, Japan. Prior to that, he received a graduate degree from the University of ColoradoBoulder in theater performance. In school, he says, he made great connections with the regional theater in Colorado I was mentored by Kent Thompson, the leading producing artistic director at the Denver Centre Theatre Company. He was also an intern director at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and worked with artistic director Joe Dowling on one of his last shows. I was fortunate to see these two massive men of artistic direction in my life at a very young age, and be able to reference their work, he says, adding they helped shape how we would eventually run the Phamaly. When he heard about the opening for the artistic director at TNP and looked into the position, Mr. Alexander says, he was encouraged and motivated by all the resources available here. Now in its 63rd year, TNP is considered one of the nations top community theaters. Its been cited by CNN, Money Magazine and Smithsonian Magazine in articles written about Naples being one of the best small towns in America. So what does Mr. Alexander see as the strengths and weaknesses of his new company? Their strengths are in quality and motivation as a professional staff, he says. You have facilities here, you have a professional staff here, and you have motivation here that is not found in most theaters of this size around the country. You have a staff that wants to engage the community and want to do good art at the same time, which is not always easy. No doubt The Naples Players want to be the jewel of Naples, and not just our building. As for weaknesses? I think for so many years (weve) been the go-to place for theater in Naples that we have rested on our laurels a bit in serving the community to the fullest, he says. He wants to make some renovations to the building to make it more relevant to the community, he says, adding, It doesnt have that appeal that would make it feel like a welcoming, warm space to come explore art. He envisions a true space where someone could walk into the front doors of the business side of our theater and understand that they are welcome here As long as there are people who walk down Fifth Avenue and look at the building and think its a library, were not engaging the community enough. We want them to understand: This is a place they are welcome. Mr. Alexanders plans to make the theater more welcoming also include marketing directly to a younger audience, performing Shakespeare on the front plaza for free and selling a better quality of wine and allowing patrons to bring it into the theater with them. I think audiences will notice how much friendlier and accessible the building is and our policies are, he says. He wants to have sensory-friendly performances, for people with autism or older people with Alzheimers, who need less stimulation or a more formal environment. We want to make sure were opening our doors not only to a traditional theater audience, but to other areas of our community as well. Ideally, he says, every production next season will have a community partner not a sponsor. Well take a thematic element of the play and link it to their own community. He also wants to talk with local restaurants, shops and galleries and persuade more of them to stay open later so people can go out and eat after seeing a show. As far as appealing to a younger audience, We want to demonstrate that the arts are accessible to them, he says. Walk down Third Avenue South or Fifth Avenue South and you see lots of young people; theyre everywhere in Naples. We want to make it clear that they can look forward to seeing not only the classics but the more exciting recent Broadway hits available here, as well as material that you could find in any major city around the country. When asked for examples, he lists Hedwig and the Angry Inch and classics such as White Christmas. Immediately next on his agenda: directing Dead Accounts, a 2012 play by Theresa Rebeck that opens at the Sugden on Feb. 1. Its a great play, a modern look at family, he says. Hes settling into his new home. I feel extraordinarily fortunate, he says. Its a wonderful place to be, a great creative home. DIRECTORFrom page 1 VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYBryce Alexanderis the new artistic director for The Naples Players.
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Colorful, decorative majolica serving pieces were popular then, and George Jones made some of the best. Starting in 1866, he made covered dishes for cheese, game pie and even sardines. Special dishes were made for honey, cake, oysters, butter, berries, biscuits or other foods. All were decorated with raised flowers, leaves or figures glazed in bright colors. Jones was joined by his sons in 1873 and the company name was changed to George Jones & Sons. George died in 1893, the company was sold in 1929 and the name was changed by 1951. Early pieces are marked with the overlapping letters GJ in a circle until 1873, when a crescent with & sons was added. Majolica lost favor and was considered kitsch until about 1970 when it began to be used by decorators on the east coast. Today, George Jones majolica is expensive. The amusing Christmas punch bowl that is decorated with holly and held by the famous puppet character Punch auctioned at Skinners in Boston for $3,075. Terry and Kim Kovel answer your questions: Q: I have a cube puzzle titled The Night Before Christmas made by McLoughlin Brothers in New York. It consists of 20 cubes, 2 inches on an edge, that depict various Christmas scenes based on Clement Moores poem. Santa is shown in a green coast with a red belt and fur trim. The puzzle is 4 cubes by 5 cubes. The copyright date reads 8--. The last two digits are obscured. What is the copyright date? The puzzle has been enjoyed by four generations of children and it shows. Its in good enough condition so that all six scenes are shown in detail. What is the approximate value? A: The copyright date is 1889. The pictures made by assembling the cubes are from the childrens book, The Night Before Christmas, published by McLoughlin Brothers. This Santa Claus cube puzzle sells for over $2,000 in almost perfect condition. Q: While preparing for home renovations, we found a few dozen vintage beer cans carefully preserved in our attic. Many of the cans were opened from the bottom, preserving the pop top. They are all cans from mid-1900s. How can we determine the value and best venue for selling? A: Beer cans with aluminum pull tops were first made in 1962. Iron City Beer was the first beer in cans with ring-type pull tabs. The ring tabs came completely off the can and were discarded. The Sta-Tab was invented in 1975 and was first used on cans of Falls City beer. The price of old beer cans varies from under a dollar to several hundred or more for a rare and desirable can. There are several sites online that list beer cans and their value, although most of them are sites that are selling beer cans, so the prices will be higher than what you can expect to get. By checking several sites, you can get an idea of value. If there is an advertising or breweriana show in your area, you can check out prices there and perhaps can sell them to a dealer. Check out Brewery Collectibles Club of America (bcca.com) for a list of events. Q: I inherited my grandparents table, buffet and bookcase. I think theyre walnut and they havent been refinished. They were in my mothers basement for over 40 years and there is some mold on them. What is the best way to treat these pieces without damaging them? A: To avoid breathing mold spores, be sure to wear a dust mask and safety goggles. Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter and brush attachment to remove any loose mold. Then, clean the surface with a solution of dishwashing detergent and warm water. Scrub gently with a sponge, cloth or brush, being be careful not to soak the wood. You can use bleach or a mold killer, but be sure to test it on an inconspicuous place on the furniture before using it. Rinse with a clean cloth dipped in water and wrung out. Dry the furniture with another clean cloth. If mold remains, the spot may need to be sanded. A combination vacuum-sander should be used. After the wood is completely dry, you can polish it. Q: How much is a book called National Encyclopedia of Business and Social Forms worth? It was published in Chicago by G.W. Borland & Co. in 1882. The book has a leather cover. A: You can buy an 1880 edition of this book for $30-$85. The 1882 edition with hard cover, not leather, sells for $15-$37. Tip: Most old majolica pieces have a colored bottom. The newer pieces have white bottoms. Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel answer questions sent to the column. We cannot guarantee the return of photographs, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The amount of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019.COURTESY PHOTOOf course this is a punch bowl, and the George Jones company cleverly used a threedimensional figure of the character Punch to hold it. The 1870 bowl is 13 inches in diameter, decorated for Christmas with raised holly leaves. It sold for $3,075. tors s t. g e i s h e m as t is holly fa mous Punch inn e r s 0 75 Of p th co us e d i m th e t o h bo w d iam e C hristma s l eaves. It
C6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOTHEATERMy Fair Lady By Gulfshore Playhouse through Dec. 11 at The Norris Center. 755 Eighth St. S. (866) 811-4111 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org.A Christmas Cactus By The Marco Players through Dec. 18 at The Marco Players Theater. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com. Coney Island Christmas By The Naples Players through Dec. 18 at Sugden Community Theater. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. Another Night Before Christmas By Off Broadway Palm Theatre through Dec. 25. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com. The Most Famous Reindeer of All By Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre on select dates through Dec. 24. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 2784422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.White Christmas By Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through Dec. 25. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 2784422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.The Best of Enemies By Florida Repertory Theatre through Dec. 18 in the ArtStage Studio Theatre. 2268 Bay St. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org. Agatha Christies The Mousetrap By Florida Repertory Theatre through Dec. 18. 2269 Bay St., Fort Myers. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org.The Country Wife By Theatre Conspiracy through Dec.17 at the Alliance of the Arts, Fort Myers. 936-3239 or www.theatreconspiracy.org. THURSDAY12.8Get Outta Here FGCUs Renaissance Academy hosts a field trip to Palm Beachs Flagler Mansion that includes a Gilded Age tea lunch that departs from the universitys Naples campus at 6:05 a.m. $95 for members, $115 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or www.fgcu. edu. Walking Trees Take a walk through the mangroves at Delnor-Wiggins State Park and learn how they are vital to the health of the ecosystem at 9:30 a.m. Free with park entry. 597-6916 or www.floridastateparks.org. Critics Choice Literary critic Elaine Newton leads a discussion of Karen Mahajans The Association of Small Bombs at 10 a.m. at ArtisNaples. $48. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Field Trip Hodges University hosts an excursion to Southern Fresh Farms that includes a tour and lunch from 10 a.m. to noon. $20, reservations required by Dec. 1. 2647 Professional Way. 5986143 or www.hodges.edu. Kids Art Youth Haven hosts its second annual Art House showcasing artwork created by the organizations children with music, hors doeuvres and cocktails from 5-8 p.m. at Thomas Riley Studio. The works are available for purchase to benefit the organizations programs for local youth. Free, but reservations required. 26 10th St. S. 687-5155 or www.youthhavenswfl.org. Masterworks Violinist Joshua Bell performs works by Tchaikovsky, Bach and Shostakovich with the Naples Philharmonic at 8 p.m. today through Saturday, Dec. 10, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Art Talk South Regional Library hosts a lecture about famed glass artist Louis Comfort Tiffany at 2 p.m. 8065 Lely Cultural Blvd. 252-7542 or www. collierlibrary.org.FRIDAY12.9Book Talk Hodges University philosophy professor William Cooney hosts a discussion about his new book, Wild Longing of the Human Heart, 1-2:30 p.m. at the universitys Naples campus. $25. 2647 Professional Way. 598-6143 or www.hodges.edu. Open House Naples Preserve transforms into a winter wonderland and provides seasonal refreshments, live music, educational exhibits, Christmas trees and more from 4-6:30 p.m. Free. 1690 Tamiami Trail N. 261-4290 or www. naplesgov.com.Light the Way The Bonita Springs Historical Society hosts carolers, live jazz, food and more to benefit renovations at the historic McSwain Home from 5-9 p.m. at Liles Hotel Plaza. $90. 27300 Old 41 Road. 992-6997 or info@ bonitaspringshistoricalsociety.org. Art Reception Naples Art Association previews two upcoming exhibitions, Passionately Repurposed and There Is A Song in My Art, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free for members, $10 for others. 585 Park St. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org. Wizards Ball Barnes & Noble invites guests to dress as their favorite Harry Potter character and enjoy music, dancing and activities at 7 p.m. Free. 598-5200 or www.bn.com.Lydia Oh Lydia Centers for the Arts Bonita Screens presents An Evening with Groucho starring Frank Ferrante at 8 p.m. $35-$40. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. SATURDAY12.10Arts & Crafts Members of Naples Artcrafters display and sell their works from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cambier Park. www.naplesartcrafters.org. Youth Concert Members of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Symphonia perform at 11 a.m. at ArtisNaples. 5971900 or www.artisnaples.org.Boat Parade The Bonita Springs Christmas Boat Parade kicks off at 5 p.m. and travels the Imperial River. 495-0455 or www.bonitaboatparade.com.Boats on Parade The Naples Boat Parade floats through Naples Bay from 6:15-8:30 p.m. Enjoy the view from Pinchers Crab Shack, Riverwalk Restaurant, Naples City Dock, Naples Landing, Kellys Fish House, The Boathouse Restaurant and Bayview Park. www. miacc.org. Holiday Memories Naples Orchestra and Chorus presents a concert with soprano Karin White and mezzo-soprano Abigail Peterson at 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Golden Gate High School. $18 in advance, $20 at the door. 2925 Titan Way. 298-7911 or www. naplesorchestraandchorus.com. All Wrapped Up Here Come the Mummies brings its signature funk sound to Seminole Casino Immokalee at 8 p.m. $30. (800) 218-0007 or www. moreinparadise.com.SUNDAY12.11All Green Thumbs Stock up on native plants and local produce from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Koreshan State Historic Site off U.S. 41 in Estero. 273-8945 or www.fnpscoccoloba.org.Free Concert Gulf Coast Big Band performs at 2 p.m. at Cambier Park. 8776090 or www.gulfcoastbigband.comHoliday Film Silverspot Cinema screens National Lampoons Christmas Vacation (1989) at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The Griswolds plans for a big family Christmas go predictably awry. $9-$16. 592-0300 or www.silverspot.net. Holiday Party Naples Music Club hosts a cocktail party and dinner with performances by its student scholarship winners at 5:30 p.m. at Bonita Bay Club. $60. 26660 Country Club Drive. 4986366 or www.naplesmusicclub.org. Judy Blue Eyes Singer/songwriter Judy Collins performs at 7 p.m. at Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $35-$55. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 3896901 or www.swflpac.com. MONDAY12.12 Foreign Policy Naples Regional Library hosts a lecture about Saudia Arabia and the ruling Saud family at 2 p.m. Free, but reservations recommended. 650 Central Ave. 262-4130 or www.collierlibrary.org. Sunset Yoga Stretch and breathe with an instructor from Green Monkey Yoga from 4:45-5:45 p.m. on the beach at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. Bring yoga mat, water, towel and bug spray. $5 plus park entry fee. 598-1938 or www. greenmonkey.comForeign Film Italian Cultural Society screens Il Peggiore Natale della Mia Vita (Italy, 2012) at 6:45 p.m. at The Norris Center. $5. 755 Eighth Ave. S. 4343323 or www.italianculturalsociety.com.Films for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens The Lunchbox (2013) at 7 p.m. A mistaken delivery in Mumbais famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man through notes in the lunchbox. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. TUESDAY12.13Art Talk Hodges University hosts a lecture about how crises have shaped art through the ages from 1-2:30 p.m. at the universitys Naples campus. $25. 2647 Professional Way. 598-6143 or www.hodges.edu. WEDNESDAY12.14Namaste 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 www.greenmonkey.com.Immigrant Nation Hodges University hosts a presentation about the American immigration through Ellis Island from 1-2:30 p.m. at the schools Naples Campus. $25. 2647 Professional Way. 598-6143 or www.hodges.edu. Free Film South Regional Library screens The Danish Girl (2014) at 2 p.m. A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerdas marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lilis groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer. Free, but reservations recommended. 8065 Lely Cultural Blvd. 252-7542 or www.collierlibrary.org. Night Lights Naples Botanical Garden brings back its holiday light show, Night Lights in the Garden, on select dates from 6-9 p.m. tonight through Jan. 4. This years display highlights 25 origami sculptures staged throughout the garden while guests enjoy music, festive sweet treats and family activities after dark. $5-$20. 643-7275 or www.naplesgarden.org.Evening Song The Arlington of Naples invites the public to participate in Advent vespers from 7:30-8 p.m. Free. 7900 Arlington Cir. (866) 986-9690 or www.arlingtonnaples.org. Hearth Notes Heartland humorist Garrison Keillor performs at 8 p.m. at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. The perfect antidote to holiday cheer, oddball funk-rock band Here Come the Mummies perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Seminole Immokalee Casino. www.moreinoparadise.com
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO 12.1412.9 12.1412.1112.8 Martina McBride brings her all new Love Unleashed Tour to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8. bbmann pah.com Judy Collins performs at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at the SanJan Theater at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. 11515 Bonita Beach Rd. $35-$55. swflpac.com An Evening with Groucho starring Frank Ferrante at 8 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Center for Performing Arts. artcenterbonita.org Pauly Shore performs tonight though Sunday at Off the Hook Comedy Club. Show times vary www.offthehook comedy.com12.8 Homespun humorist and public radio star Garrison Keillor stops by ArtisNaples at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14. www.artisnaples.org The Beach Boys 50 years of Good Vibrations Christmas & Hits takes the stage at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at 4 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14. bbmannpah.com COMING UPOne Fish, Two Fish Delnor-Wiggins State Park teaches anglers how to cast net for bait at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15. Free with park entry fee, but reservations required. 597-6916 or www. floridastateparks.org. Marketplace Hodges University hosts a lecture about how financial markets and presidential elections collide from 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15. $25. 2647 Professional Way. 598-6143 or www.hodges.edu. Holiday Pops Naples Philharmonic performs holiday favorites with vocalists Nick Ziobro and Julia Goodwin Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 15-18, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.Holiday Pups Santa Claus takes photos with four-footed friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at Venetian Village. 261-6100 or www.venetianvillage.com.Dinner with the Artist Naples Art Association pairs glass artist Conrad Williams and Creative Caterings executive chef Bob Shultz for an unforgettable dinner from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the organizations headquarters. $125. 585 Park St. 262-6517 or www. naplesart.org. All About That Bass Fifth Avenue South hosts its 20th annual tuba Christmas concert from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at Sugden Plaza. Free. 692-8436 or www.fifthavenuesouth.com. Strings Sing Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts a mostly Mozart chamber concert featuring the flute, violin, viola and cello from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15. $25. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Cool Winter Nights Collier County Sheriffs Office hosts a family fun night with a bounce house, rock climbing, video games on an inflatable screen and more from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at Corkscrew Middle School. Free. 1165 C.R. 868. 774-4434 or www.colliersheriff.org.Choir Concert The Voice of Unity Choir and the Seacrest Country Day School high school choir perform a holiday concert with FGCU musicians Noelle Aparte and Simmy Shim at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at Unity of Naples. 2000 Unity Way. 775-3009 or unitynaples.org.Santa Sighting Santa Claus visits Waterside Shops from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17-18. 5981605 or www.watersideshops.com. Love A Parade Marco Islands annual Christmas Island Style parade marches down San Marco Road at 6:30 p.m. 394-7549 or www.marcoislandchamber.org.Funk You Up Uptown Express performs from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Norris Center. $22. 213-3049 or www.naplesgov.com. Wonderful Jeremy Kendall brings to life more than 30 characters in the oneman show This Wonderful Life at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Centers for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs $20$25. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Vocal Concert Tenor John Osborn and soprano Lynette Tapia perform at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. $45-$95. 2408 Linwood Ave. 963-9050 or www. operanaples.org.
C8 WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 20% OFF SPA SERVICES (excluding SculpSure; new clients only) OPEN HOUSEThursday, December 15th 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.b Existing Client Receive a$25 SPA GIFTCARD For Bringing A Friend Donate a Toy or Money to Children,RECEIVE $50 OFF an Area of BOTOX and/or VOLBELLA 20% OFF PRODUCTS (for all clients) 239.352.5554 dr-pena.com Conservancy Nature Center I 1495 Smith Preserve Way I Naples, FL 34102 I 239.262.0304 Saturday, December 10 l 10 AM 4 PMVisit our newest Wildlife Ambassadors at their new home at the Conservancy Nature Center.YOURE INVITED TO OUR WILDLIFE HOUSEWARMING We are registered with Amazon. Visit www.conservancy.org/housewarming WHAT TO DOSanta in the Sand Santa presides over a toy drive along with lunch, games and prizes on the beach at Lovers Key State Park from 1-4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19. Park admission fee and one unwrapped toy required for participation. Registration required. (708) 359-0466 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Caroling Naples Carolers perform Monday, Dec. 19, in Victorian costume from 5-6:30 p.m. at The Arlington of Naples. Free. 7900 Arlington Cir. (866) 986-9690 or www.arlingtonnaples.org. Films for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens Mrs. Henderson Presents at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19. Laura Henderson buys an old London theater and opens it up as the Windmill, a performance hall that becomes known for its all-nude revues. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.Chamber Concert The Peliska Borthers perform works by Handel, Vivaldi and Mozart at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, at Sugden Community Theater. $60. 434-8505 or www.classicchamberconcerts.org. String Superstar Itzhak Perlman performs with the Naples Phiharmonic at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, at Artis Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. History Chat Everglades Wonder Gardens hosts a lecture about the Calusa Indians from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21. Free with regular admission. 27180 Old 41 Road. 992-2591 or www.evergladeswondergardens.com.Tortoise Talk Delnor-Wiggins State Park hosts a talk about gopher tortoises at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22. Free with park entry fee, but reservations recommended. 597-6916 or www.floridastateparks.org. Sacred Music Pastor Don Hinchey leads a discussion about the songs of Christmas at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at The Arlington of Naples. Free. 7900 Arlington Cir. (866) 986-9690 or www. arlingtonnaples.org. Sensorily Speaking Paragon Theaters at Pavilion Shopping Center presents a sensory-friendly screening of Sing at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 24. 833 Vanderbilt Beach Road. Regular price of admission applies. 596-0008 or www. paragontheaters.com. Films for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens A Simple Life at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26. After suffering a stroke, an altruistic maid announces that she wants to quit her job and move into an old peoples home. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. $10. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Pretty Lady The Broadway production of 2nd Street stops at Artis Naples for performances at Monday through Thursday, Dec. 26-29. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Marcos Got Talent Marco Island kids ages 6-18 are invited to participate in a talent show at Marco Island Center for the Arts from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28. $5. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 3944221 or www.marcoislandarts.org.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 C9 Visit HootersFlorida.com for More Details!Fri, Dec. 16thHooters Ft. Myers @ 12n Hooters Cape Coral @ 7pmSat, Dec. 17thHooters Naples @ 12n Hooters Port Charlotte @ 5pm Hooters Sarasota @ 7:30pmSUN, Dec. 18thHooters Bradenton @ 1pm Mark Your Calendar for the2017 Hooters Calendar TourGet Your 2017 Hooters Calendar Signed By the Calendar Girls! MAKE IT HOOTERS FOR THE HOLIDAYS!Call Today to Book Your Holiday Party! Sable RobbertCover Girl WHERE TO GOTurtle Time Learn all about loggerheads at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. Free with park entry, but reservations recommended. 597-6916 or www.floridastateparks.org. Like it Loud Butch Trucks, legendary drummer and founding members of The Allman Brothers Band, performs with The Freight Train Band at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, at the Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $40-$50. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www. artcenterbonita.org. Tickling the Ivories Concert pianist Richard Dowling performs pieces by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and Chopin at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, at Center for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs Hinman Auditorium. $20-$30. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www. artcenterbonita.org. Songwriter Expo Friends of Lovers Key showcases the talents of local singer/songwriters Alan Bradford, Dave Clayton and Bill Veach from 3:45 p.m. to sunset Thursday, Jan. 5, at the Lovers Key gazebo. Free with park entry fee. 463-4588 or www.friendsofloverskey.org. Masterworks Pianist Hlne Grimaud joins the Naples Philharmonic in a program of works featuring Brahms, Mendelssohn and Schuman at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Jan. 5-6, at Artis Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Artistic Weekend Naples Art Association hosts the 21st annual Naples New Years Art Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 7-8, at Cambier Park. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org. Soul Provider Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Michael Bolton performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Spoof-tastic Forbidden Broadway presents a spoof on todays biggest musicals at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www. artisnaples.org. Email calendar listings and highresolution 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. NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY PALOOZA2016 SWFLPAC.COM 239.389.6901 11515 Bonita Beach Road SE, Bonita Springs, Florida 34135 Huge BALL DROP and CHAMPAGNE TOAST Included 4 Course Menu DJ & DancingFEATURING: JEAN BEAUVOIRMulti-Platinum Recording Artist and ProducerHAVY RODRIGUEZ & MIAMI SPLASHAuthentic Latin music performance!with special guest 10,00 VIEWS featuring former W.A.S.P., Lita Ford, Blackfoot members..Vaudeville Performances by the GLAM BAM BURLESQUE Naples Art Association pairs glass artist Conrad Williams and Creative Caterings executive chef Bob Shultz for an unforgettable dinner from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the organizations headquarters. $125. 585 Park St. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org.
C10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY ARTS COMMENTARYOy! Coney Island Christmas at the Sugden One of my favorite family stories revolves around my mother and her sister acting in a play, Mr. McGregors Garden, when they were young. My mom played a string bean, and many of her friends were also vegetables. But my Aunt Hazel was a rabbit Flopsy or Mopsy Cottontail, I believe. The photo is priceless: theres my aunt in a white bunny outfit and round wire-rim glasses, looking like French philosopher Simone Weil in a bunny suit. They chose me because they said I could project, she always said proudly. That meant I was loud. Shirley Abramowitz in Coney Island Christmas (Sugden Community Theatre, through Dec. 18) has the same gift: a loud voice. For that reason, shes chosen to be the lead of her grade schools Christmas play in 1930s Brooklyn. The only problem is: shes chosen to play Jesus Christ. And shes Jewish. Her mother has a fit when she learns about it and forbids her to participate. But her father tells her she can go if she still fulfills her responsibilities at home. But, on the first night of Hanukkah, she fails to get home by sundown and misses out on lighting the menorah. And her mother discovers shes still rehearsing for the school play. Im not really revealing any spoilers here, as the play is so obvious, you could predict whats going to happen way before the characters themselves know. Watching Coney Island Christmas helped me empathize with people who hate Christmas-themed shows. I get it. They can be mawkish, overly sentimental, too obvious and predictable. As Mrs. Abramowitz would shriek, Oy! I was really surprised. The works written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies, whos given us gems such as Dinner With Friends and Shipwrecked: An Entertainment. I greatly admire his work. And its based on The Loudest Voice, a short story by Grace Paley. I also grew up in Brooklyn and attended an experimental high school right near Coney Island, where the action takes place. So I was very much looking forward to seeing this play. The inimitable Ann Hoover plays Shirley in current times, now a grandmother living in Florida. Thirty years since I left New York, and still this place makes no sense! she grouses about the Sunshine State. Ms. Hoover can get a laugh from just saying, Shut up! and that sneaky, selfsatisfied smile she gives after she says it. Ms. Hoover makes the most of the lines shes given, but with a few exceptions, the script doesnt exactly sparkle with wit. At times, it can be as didactic and wooden as an After School Special. It opens with the mature Shirley telling her granddaughter, Clara (Ashley Gurwell), about the time she was chosen to play Jesus in the school Christmas play. (This is in the 1930s, when it was assumed everyone was Christian and students actually sang hymns and prayed in public school.) As she talks of her childhood, we begin to see it unfolding onstage. Surprisingly, many of the children act like stereotypes of children how adults think they would act. A lot of the taunting and acting up feels scripted, not natural. Kyle Campbell does a good job as the young Shirley, and yes, she can project as well as act and sing. Thomas Richardson plays the class heart-throb and Daniel Rosales is a natural cut-up, drawing laughs in his various roles as the angel Gabriel and Santa Claus (yes, in the very same Nativity play.) But those much-needed laughs come late in the second act. While the small rooms stage right and left appear to be of shaky construction, the row of buildings on a Coney Island street (with the hint of a roller coaster behind them) were very realistic. Unfortunately, someone was not doing his or her job and behind that roller coaster you could see two rows of blue plastic bins stacked on shelves, in which the Naples Players store props and other items. It was very disconcerting and definitely took you out of the play. (About 15 minutes into the play, someone finally lowered a backdrop.) Also puzzling was the inclusion of what looked like an adult with a moustache in the childrens cast. The best part of the play takes place when we actually get to see the kids Christmas pageant. Its a strange mashup with an adult Jesus, Santa Claus, Tiny Tim and Scrooge all appearing, angels who flutter their arms as if theyre wings, and hand gestures the students are forced to use while they sing. Anyone whos ever acted in or suffered through a school play will instantly recognize these scenes. It provides some much-needed laughs, as it grows more and more absurd, but this doesnt take place until the second act. It also contains a couple of pretty songs, including an a cappella version of Silver Bells. Brad Brenner, as Shirleys father, plays his role with kindness. Along with Ms. Hoover, hes one of the plays highlights, though at one point he gives a strange little speech about how Christmas and Hanukkah arent really religious holidays but based on pagan rituals. I just wish director Bryce Alexander, who inherited this play from the previous administration, had insisted on more depth from his actors. Many of them, unfortunately, verge on caricature or stereotype, and playing them more fully wouldve provided more humor and more depth. The humor is too broad and doesnt elicit that many laughs. Coney Island Christmas doesnt tug on your heartstrings as much as it makes you want to roll your eyes like an exasperated teenager. It attempts to show that what some see as a drawback can actually be a gift, but the plays so heavy-handed it made me feel more bah humbug than ho, ho, ho. And thats not a good thing when you want to get into the holiday spirit. nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com Coney Island Christmas>> When: Through Dec. 18 >> Where: Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Ave. South, Naples >> Cost: $35 ($10 for students 21 and younger) >> Information: 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org JESSICA WALCK / COURTESY PHOTO Young Shirley Abramowitz (Kylie Campbell) dances with her immigrant father (Brad Brenner) in Coney Island Christmas. NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH & DINNER!New Look, New Name NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH & DINNER! L w Loo N N N New ew L 10395 TAMIAMI TAIL N. NAPLES, FL 34108 239 631 6266 DEEPLAGOON.COMFOMELY ANDYS FISHMAET ESTAUANTCAYING ON THE TADITION OF THEI GEAT MENU FISH MAET! FOMELY ANDYS FISHMAET ESTAUANTCAYING ON THE TADITION OF THEI GEAT MENU FISH MAET! Enjoy A FREE SLICEOF RANDYS KEY LIME PIE**With 16 Dolar Purchase. No Cash Value. Expires 1 1/27/16. INTODUCING ANOTHE GEAT ESTAUANT FOM THE FAMILY THAT BOUGHT YOU PINCHES... Expires 12/25/16.
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YesMan Down doesnt start well. Soldier Gabe Drummer (Shia LaBeouf) is seen rescuing his captive son in an abandoned building as helicopters fly overhead. Why he has to rescue his son, why theres danger and the identity of the antagonists are all unknown which means its an action scene without context, which means its pointless. And no, its not so expertly staged and executed that its good enough to exist on its own. Thankfully, director Dito Montiels (Empire State) film gets progressively better as it goes, culminating in a substantial ending that is good enough to make the movie worth recommending. Man Down has three intersecting storylines, and each is compelling in its own way: The first tells of Marine Corps grunt Gabe as he survives basic training with his best friend Devin (Jai Courtney) and goes to Afghanistan. The second features Gabe speaking to a military shrink (Gary Oldman) about the horrible events he experiences. And the third chronicles Gabes search for his wife (Kate Mara) and son (Charlie Shotwell) after a virus wipes out most of mankind. Any of these plotlines on their own wouldve made for an interesting narrative; all three create a jumbled, incohesive mess. Yet by the end it all comes together, in part because everything including the aforementioned out-of-context opening scene is explained with saddening clarity. This is not an accomplishment of proper pacing, as there are far too many scenes that should have been excised, including at least five minutes worth of Marine Corps basic training that amount to nothing. At 92 minutes its hard to say the film is too long, but it is; if co-writers Mr. Montiel and Adam G. Simon could have gotten to the heart of the action and told the story with precision, their film would have been imminently more enjoyable. Its interesting that given Mr. LaBeoufs reported off-screen antics hes recently chosen roles, both here and in last summers American Honey, in which his characters are a bit cuckoo. In both cases, however, they should not be laughed at. In American Honey his character represents the degradation of the American dream to its most primal level, and Gabe is a soldier who doesnt know how to cope with his life being torn apart. These are intense, complex roles that Mr. LaBeouf handles well; mind you his talent was never an issue, so if what hes doing can get people to work with him again, mission accomplished. One thing Man Down does well by the end is showcase the terrors of military veterans PTSD, and in doing so it suggests its a much bigger problem than most people realize. Beyond identifying the problem, though, is the larger issue of how to help the veterans suffering from it. Man Down might help in that regard, but the film is unlikely to be embraced on a large enough scale to make a significant difference. i e t l b 9 l dan HUDAKpunchdrunkmovies.com >> Shia LaBeouf previously worked with Dito Montiel on A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006), which also starred Robert Downey Jr., Channing Tatum and Rosario Dawson.
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NaplesRestaurantWeek.com1. Go to our website 2. Pick a restaurant 3. Make reservation or walk in 4. Order from the prix xe menuThe Boys & Girls Club of Collier County is the of cial nonpro t benefactor of Naples Restaurant Week. A percentage of every $35 prix xe menu sold will directly bene t their mission to help enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.#DineWithPurposeEnjoy! PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS1500 SOUTH AZN Azian Cuizine Barbatella Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar Bleu Provence Caf and Bar Lurcat Campiello The Catch of the Pelican Citrus Seafood The Continental Coopers Hawk DAmico & Sons El Gaucho Inca Bistro Naples HBs On The Gulf Lamoraga Martin Fierro Masa Real Seafood Co. Ridgway Bar & Grill Ristorante Ciao Sea Salt Shulas Steak House Tartine & Tartelette The Local T-Michaels Steak & Lobster OF COLLIER COUNTY
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 C23 The only thing you can buy that truly makes you richer is the gift of travel.Lee McCarthy, President Happy Holidays!36 Ninth Street South, Naples, FL 34102 www.destinationboatclubs.com 239-945-6493 ENJOY BOATING WITHOUT THE HASSLE! SEASON SPECIAL! $ 500 OFF ONE TIME INITIATION FEE Holiday The Peect Indulgence! Holiday Voucher Sale!Round TripREGULAR $155 WHI LE SUPPLIES LA ST!$109* GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN! Vacation Spot of Pirates, Poets, Presidents, Pay Goers and LIMITED TIME SALE; WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. VOUCHERS ARE VALID TO BE APPLIED TOWARDS ROUNDTRIP TRAVEL FOR TWO YEAR PERIOD JANUARY 1ST, 2017 DECEMBER 31ST, 2018. NON-REFUNDABLE, NOT FOR RESALE, NON-TRANSFERRABLE. NOT APPLICABLE TOWARDS EXISTING PURCHASES. CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER OFFERS. COME FOR THE FOOD, STAY FOR THE SPORTS!Special oers with the purchase of a beverage only. Dine in only. TUESDAY 1 1 / 2 2 P P RIC E E P P P I I I Z Z Z Z Z A A A All Day MONDAY B B B u u u r r r g g g e e e r r N N igh t t 1/2 lb fresh black Angus with cheese and fries $ $ $ $ 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 WEDNESDAY MON-FRI LUNCH SPECIALAvailable till 3 pm 7 7 c c h h h o o ic e e s s s f f o o r r $ 7 e e a a c h h 7 7 7 7 7 $ $ $ 7 7 7 7 7 B B B U U U U Y Y Y Y O O O O N N N N E E G G G G E E T T O O N N E E ! SIZZLING FAJITAS $4 4 4 M M M M M AR AR A GA GA R RI RI RI RI T TA TA TA S St ar r ti i ti ti ng ng ng a a a t t t t 4 4p 4p m THURSDAY 1 1 / / 2 2 2 P P P r r r i i i c c c e e W W W i ng s s s 4pm-CloseTHURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FRIDAY F F I I S S S H H H F F F R R Y Y Beer battered haddock with fries and coleslaw$ 99Available All DayBABY BACK RIBS Fries and creamy cole slawBREADED WINGS 10 wings and a FREE 10 oz. domestic draftMEDIUM CHICAGO STYLE PIZZA Includes any two toppings New YOUR CHOICE ONLY $ 10 M M N N N Triple Play T T y ay y y ay la le rip ip Pl Pl Pl e P Pl le e P e P e P le ay ay Pla T lay lay Pla la ay Tr Tr Tr Tri ri T Tr le Tr pl ple pl ple ip pl rip rip y Triple Play Available All Day $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 O O ON ON ON LY Y LY LY 2 2 2 2 2 f f f f o o o r r r r 1 1 1 1 DR DR R IN IN IN K KS KS Plus Naples 239-352-4233 Pebblebrooke Plaza, 15215 Collier Blvd # 301 Naples, FL 34119 Christmas on Sunday means uber early shipping datesWith Christmas Day falling on a Sunday this year, its more important than ever to get your holiday shipping organized. If you want a gift to arrive by Christmas, you should shoot for a Dec. 23 delivery. All three major carriers will have only modified service on Saturday, Dec. 24, and make no deliveries on Christmas Day. Packages that dont make it by Friday might not see delivery until Dec. 27, as Monday, Dec. 26, is an additional non-shipping day.United States Postal ServiceCoast to Coast: Drop first-class letters and cards in your mailbox by Dec. 20; Dec. 15 for parcel post. Cutting it Close: Priority (1-3 day) service by Dec. 21; Express Overnight service by Dec. 23. Where to take it: Your local post office or arrange for carrier pickup. Use usps.com to order supplies, print postage and access a host of other services. Contact: www.usps.comUPSCoast to Coast: Dec. 14 to be safe, check transit times on website or at drop-off location. Cutting it Close: Ship 2-Day Air by Dec. 21 or Next-Day Air Dec. 22. Where to take it: UPS Stores nationwide. Go to ups.com or call 800-7894623 to find a location or schedule pickup. Contact: www.ups.com; 1-800-PICK-UPSFedExCoast to Coast: Dec. 16 for all FedEx Ground packages. Cutting it Close: Overnight by Dec. 22; 2-Day Air by Dec. 21 for delivery Dec. 23; big spenders can utilize priority overnight or same-day delivery on Friday, Dec. 23 for Christmas Eve delivery (in some areas). Where to take it: Any FedEx Office location or FedEx authorized shipper Contact: www.fedex.com; 1-800-GO-FEDEX
C24 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY naplesfujiyama.com239.261.43322555 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34103 Located in the Gulf Coast Inn OPEN CHRISTMAS EVECLOSED CHRISTMAS DAYWE WILL REOPEN ON DEC 26TH GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE 6 6 4221 East Tamiami Trail, Naples 239.455.5111billssteakandseafood.com Not responsible for typographical errors or changes in entertainment schedule. HAPPY HOUR11 A.M. TO 9:30 P.M. DAILYCheck Out Our Happy Hour Menu!LIVE ENTERTAINMENTSUNTHU 6 TO 9 P.M. FRISAT 6:30 TO 9:30 P.M.12/8: El Gato Solea 12/9: The Consecutones 12/10: Classics II 12/11: Manhattan Connection 12/12: Take 2 12/13: Joey Fiato 12/14: Steve Fenttiman & Jimmy ClemmensThe Only Naples Restaurant Where Fresh Seafood is Flown in Daily From New England! The Show www.bobharden.comNews and commentary you can use to help you enjoy life on the Paradise Coast.Streamed live, Monday-Friday, 7-8 a.m. The show is archived for your listening convenience. Brought to you in part by like us on facebookEach restaurant created a custom menu that highlights the chefs best offerings and often includes luxe items like the filet and foie gras plate at Naples Grande Beach Resorts signature restaurant, Catch of the Pelican. Mr. Clarke and his partner, Rafael Feliciano, asked participating chefs to showcase the best their establishment offers to diners taking advantage of Naples Restaurant Week, and it seems to have paid off. We tell every restaurant that its their opportunity to expose their signature dishes and their restaurants soul to new diners, Mr. Clarke said. We ask them to really push the limits of the sizes, the proteins and main ingredients. Many restaurants have included a few extras to help customers get even more bang for their buck. For example, T-Michaels Steak & Lobster House allows diners to choose among a seven-ounce lobster tail, an 8-ounce New York strip steak, Scottish salmon or Milanese pork chop as an entre, with $55 upgrades available that include a 10-ounce filet mignon, 14-ounce prime rib and a seafood trio that includes lobster tail, scallops and shrimp. La Moraga tosses in a complimentary amusebouche before the first course. New restaurants like French spot Tartine & Tartelette, which opened earlier this year, and El Gaucho Inca, which made its Naples debut in November, are jumping on the chance to show Naples what they got. According to an OpenTable survey, 80 percent of restaurant week diners return to spots they enjoyed during the promotion. We are very new. We opened just one year ago, said Axelle Bechu, who owns Tartine & Tartelette with her husband, Jean. Its good for us because people come and try the restaurant and they come back. To take advantage of the deals, customers can visit the promotions website to select a participating restaurant and tell the hostess while making a reservation or upon arrival they would like to see its Naples Restaurant Week menu. Several spots provide a glass of wine or beverage options with their selections. For more information about Naples Restaurant Week, visit its website at www. naplesrestaurantweek.com. DEALSFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOSFeatured dishes from restaurants participating in Naples Restaurant Week include chicken and waffles served with maple gastrique and pickled peaches from 1500 South and a black trumpet encrusted filet with foie gras and Brussels sprouts from The Catch of the Pelican at Naples Grande Beach Resort. CAL 239--2630 5375 Hibiscus Drive, Naples, FL 34113 JOIN US Cht b!Dembr 25thServing 12 p.m to 9 p.mAl entres includ: cream of ushrom soup r fresh gardn sald, choib f baket, mashet or candiet yams, fresh gren beans or quash, fot rols and butrer, minc meat or pumkin e.NOW TAKING RESbVATIONS! tnfr AptetizrsShrimp Cobktail $13.0 Escargot $13.0 Oyster on the Half Shel $2.0/each Oyster Robkeflr $2.50/eachEntresTraditonal Rost Turkey $23.0 Dresing and l the rrimngsBaket Ham $23.0 Raisn, pneapl saucRoast Leg of Lamb $26.0 With mnt jelyLong Island Duckling $26.0 Broilet Salmon $24.0 Prime Rb of Be $28.0 Loster Tail (8 oz.) $28.0 Filet Mignon $32.0
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 C25 At Crossroads, they loved me until I loved myself.Sober ever since.Before Crossroads, every day started with vodka. Continued with pills. Ended with dealing. Despite facing a six-year prison sentence, I still couldnt get clean. Then I entered Crossroads and changed my life. 239.354.1428If you or someone you know needs help facing addiction, call our Crossroads specialists today. Your call is the start of hope and healing. At Crossroads, addiction experts addressed my physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. I recovered and have never looked back. Today, proudly sober for ve years, I have my own home maintenance business. CHANGE YOUR LIFESTARTING NOW. Crossroads at David Lawrence Center offers a full continuum of addiction services, including inpatient detoxication, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient treatment and aftercare services. David Lawrence Center is Southwest Floridas provider of world-class behavioral health solutions.CrossroadsNaples.org 239-354-1428 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast$1.99/lb.Must present coupon. While supplies last. Good through 12/15/16.Wynns Storemade Wheat or White Bread$1.99/loafMust present coupon. While supplies last. Good through 12/15/16.Stonewall Kitchen Organic Jams 9 oz.2 for $8.00Must present coupon. While supplies last. Good through 12/15/16.Now Taking Christmas Orders! Campiello Ristorante & Bar 1177 Third. St. S. >> First Course Campiello House Salad Tomatoes, black olives, feta and red wine vinaigrette Campiello Meatballs Marinara and Pecorino Romano Bruschetta Tomatoes, basil and extra virgin olive oil Chopped Salad Sopressata, ceci beans, pepperoncini and provolone >> Second Course Cavatelli with Molise Country Pork Ragu Garganelli Pulled chicken, prosciutto and peas Pancetta-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Cannellini beans, roasted tomato and Tuscan kale Grilled Organic Scottish Salmon Brussels sprouts, pancetta and blood orange >> Third Course Dark Chocolate Tiramisu Tart with fresh berries Vanilla and Cranberry Panna Cotta with almond crumble Naples Restaurant Week Menu
C26 WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Sunday-Thursday Buy any amount, get an additional 20% FREE!Buy $100, Get $120. Buy $1,000, Get $1,200. Were For a Catering quote in Lee County call 209-0940 & in Collier County call 691-7379 to your event Catering! Order online at jasonsdeli.comSarasota Port Charlotte Fort Myers Cape Coral Naples jasonsdeli.com Meeting and eatingis easy, even on short notice. Order online at jasonsdeli.comSarasota Port Charlotte Fort Myers Cape Coral Naples jasonsdeli.com Offer good Nov. 25-Dec. 31, 2016 only at participating Jasons Deli restaurants. Offer now good for third party gift card purchases. Free $5 gift card to be used toward a future purchase.FREE $5 gift card when you purchase $50 in gift cards! Serving Satisfaction Since 1976 SAVE THE DATE 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. 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 www.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. For more information, call Tim Morrison at 263-9200 or email Tim@ holocaustmuseumswfl.org. The fourth annual Visionaries of the Visual Arts awards and benefit dinner presented by the Harmon-Meek Gallery takes place Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. Featured artist will be internationally acclaimed watercolorist Gary Bukovnik, who is creating floral paintings for the centerpieces. Three individuals will be honored for their contributions to bringing the visual arts to children. Tickets are $175 or $1,500 for a patron table for eight. The event is entirely underwritten by the gallery, with 100 percent of contributions from tickets, table patrons and program advertising benefitting at-risk youth and childrens art programs in Southwest Florida through the Harmon-Meek Gallery Fund at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. For more information, email Kristine Meek at kmeek@ harmonmeek.com. Shine up your dancing shoes for the David Lawrence Centers Magical Musical Tour: Dancing Through the Decades, from 6-11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. The signature event promises a memorable evening of dining, dancing and fundraising in celebration of the centers five decades of serving the mental health
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C28 WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 239.948.PUCK FloridaEverblades.com ON SALE NOWHOLIDAY GIFT PACKS! Shop.FloridaEverblades.comBUY ANY 16-17 TICKET PACK & RECEIVE A $20 GIFT CARD FROMLimited time offer. Valid on any new any game any time, select, or full package purchase. Specialty Jersey Auction HOCKEY THIS WEEKTONIGHT, DECEMBER 7 7:30 FRI, DECEMBER 9 7:30DAILY DEALSWEDNESDAYS $2 BEER, WINE & DOGS FRIDAYSKIDS EAT FREESATURDAYS FREE TAILGATE PARTY TEDDY BEAR TOSS & UGLY SWEATER NIGHT Presented by DECEMBER 10 7:00 VS The Only Naples Restaurant Where Fresh Seafood is Flown in Daily From New England! CHEF BILLS LUNCH SPECIALSLUNCH SERVED 11:004:00Lunch Haddock Caesar $13Topped with grilled scallops and cheddar cheese and served with rice and veggies Lunch Grilled Sword sh $10Topped with lemon Beurre blanc and served with rice and veggiesOpen Faced Roast Pork Sandwich $9Topped with gravy and served with mashed potatoes and veggiesBlackened Chicken Caesar Salad $9ASK OUR SERVERS ABOUT OUR NIGHTLY DINNER SPECIALS! HOURS Sun-Thu 11am-9pm Fri-Sat 11am-9:30pm 4221 East Tamiami Trail, Naples 239.455.5111billssteakandseafood.com Not responsible for typographical errors. Specials good December 8-10. SUN-WED FEATURE $21.99Two 1-pound Maine lobsters served with corn on the cob and drawn butter (Twin lobsters cant be split) CHEF BILLS WEEKLY FEATURESSurf and Turf Dinner for Two $79.9932 oz. bone-in Tomahawk steak served with two 1-pound Maine lobsters served with chowder, salad, baked potato and veggies Twin Lobsters $28.99Two 1-pound Maine lobsters served with a cup of NE clam chowder, corn on the cob and drawn butterLobster Dinner for Two $89.99Two 2pound Maine lobsters served with chowder, salad, corn on the cob and baked potatoes The Parkinson Association of SWFL welcomes Rasheda Ali, the daughter of Muhammad Ali, who suffered from Parkinsons disease, as guest speaker at a luncheon Tuesday, Jan. 24, at LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort. Ms. Alis book, Ill Hold Your Hand So You Wont Fall, was inspired by her father and has been praised by influential sources including Dr. Timothy Johnson, medical editor for ABC News, and Parkinsons advocate Michael J. Fox. Luncheon tickets are $125. For reservations or more information, visit www.pasfi.org/speaker_lunch. Champions for Learning honors community leaders for their support of public education at the annual Night of Champions set for Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. Honorees are recognized for their their impact on the lives of students through mentoring, leadership, collaboration and community involvement with educators and students. The 2016-2017 Night of Champions honorees are: MJ Adams, Della BurtBradley, Theo Etzel, Kaleigh Grover, Cindy Helton, Thelma Hodges, Claudine Lger-Wetzel, Andrea and Felix Lluberes, Susan and Wayne Mullican, Sen. Garrett Richter, Joan and Jack Toren, Sharon and Dolph von Arx and Michael Wynn. Tickets are $250, with proceeds benefitting the student programs of Champions For Learning, such as: Take Stock In Children and the Real World Learning Model. Table and event sponsorships are also available. For more information, call Jason Kurek at 643-4755 or email JKurek@ChampionsForLearning. org. The 2017 American Cancer Society Imagination Ball: Glitz, Glamour & Giving takes place Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Pavilion. BMO Private Bank returns as presenting sponsor for the fourth year. Marco resident Debra Shanahan, whose husband, Dick, died earlier this year of hepatobiliary cancer, is the event chair. New treatments for the type of cancer Mr. Shanahan had are direct results of research funded by the American Cancer Society. The evening will include a cocktail reception, dinner and dancing to music by the Stacey Allison Band along with silent and live auctions. The annual Grado Award will be presented to Jim and Allyson Richards in honor of their contributions to the fight against cancer. For tickets or more information, call 642-8800 or email sue.olszak@cancer. org. Email details about your charity gala or fundraising soiree to Cindy Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org. SAVE THE DATEALI
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C29 239 435 1166 1177 THIRD STREET SOUTH, NAPLES FLORIDA CAMPIELLO.DAMICO.COM239 213 3357 494 FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH, NAPLES FLORIDA CAFELURCAT.COM239. 598 0887 MERCATO, NAPLES 9123 STRADA PLACE MASA-RESTAURANT.COM 239 659 0007 1205 THIRD STREET SOUTH, NAPLES FLORIDA DAMICOSCONTINENTAL.COMEarly Dining Menu2 Courses $28.95 5-6pmRegional MenuOur Regional menu changes monthly. Come in and enjoy a taste of Italy!HAPPY HOURSunday-Thursday: 3pm-6pm Friday & Saturday: 3pm-6pm & 11pm-CloseSUNDAY DATE NIGHT3-Course Dinner $50 per coupleEARLY DININGDaily 5-6 PM 2-Courses $22.95Happy HourDaily 4-6pm & 10pm-close $5 Wine, Beer, AppetizersEarly DiningDaily 5-6pm 3 Courses $26.95BrunchSaturday & Sunday 11am-2pm Family Style $24.95Ave n ue on th5 All bottle beer, select wines & select margaritas $6 Food Menu DAILY 5-6 PMEarl Dnin Men2-Courses $29.95FeaturinSTEAK&LOBSTERDAILYLi MusibLINK MONTANA Tuesday-Saturday nights RICK HOWARD TRIO Sunday days and Monday nights CLAY CONE / COURTESY PHOTOS Like us on Facebook.com/NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and business networking photos at area events 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. SOCIETYCountry Club of Naples celebrates a new clubhouse 1. Tim Lynch, Bob Hughes and Chuck Feeny 2. Betsy Grant, Dick Singleton and Catharine Singleto 3. Ellie Andrews, Bob Andrews, Doris Nemore, Chuck Feeny and David Nemore 4. Roger Knoll, Chris Knoll, Karen Cosner and Reath Cosner 5. Jan Ward, Will Ward, Brooke Garrett Selvidio, Migena Gace and John Granholm 6. Sharon Rees, Jan Feeny, Joan OConnor, Susa Strunk, Monica Hughes and Louise Kangisser 1 2 5 6 3 4
C30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Bayfront Phenix Salon Suites | 412 Bayfront Place Suite 123, Naples, FL 34102 | 239-777-6435 $10UNIT BOTOX $400 ALL FILLERSHoliday Special Gift Certificates Available!Great Gift For The Holidays & Special OccasionsVANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY Like us on Facebook.com/NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and business networking photos at area events 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. SOCIETYVIP donor preview of Windows and Doors to History at the Marco Island Historical Museum 1. Eieen Arsenault and Paul Arsenault 2. Austin Bell 3. Muffy Clark Gill, Warren Gill and Kathleen Passidomo 4. Ron Rutledge, Pat Agnew, Pat Rutledge and John Agnew 5. Donna Reiley, Cindy Crane and Betty Newman 6. Pat Rutledge and Rick Medwedeff 7. Garrett Richter, Diana Richter, Tom Wagor, Betty Newman and Alex Parker 8. Linda Sandlin and Sonja Laidig 9. Pat Kaufman, John Agnew and Scot Kaufman 10. David Everitt and Ellie Everitt 11. Barb Madden, Roger Withers and Sharon Hood 12. Krista Popoff and Jarrett Stinchcomb 1 4 7 2 5 8 3 6 9 10 11 12
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 Favorite Day Spa This Holidays Perfect Gift for the Special Ones in your life who need to relax! TONY ZOLLO / COURTESY PHOTOS Like us on Facebook.com/NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and business networking photos at area events 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. SOCIETYGuadalupe Centers 35th annual Thanksgiving in the Park in Immokalee 1. Deneen Crandall, Jim Rice and Gemma Crandall 2. Guadalupe Center staff members Kelly Krupp, left, and Sheila Oxx, fourth from left, with volunteers from Enterprise 3. Happy to serve 4. Emma Montecalvo and Dawn Montecalvo 5. The kids craft table at Thanksgiving in the Park 6. John Coyle and Gretchen Coyle 7. Lining up for turking and all the trimmings 8. Ready for dinner 9. Volunteer helpers from the wrestling team at Palmetto Ridge High School 10. Megan Becker, Susan Popejoy and Kelly Hammer 11. Guadalupe Center staff members Tracy Connelly, Bob Spano and Rick Martin 1 4 7 2 5 8 3 6 9 10 11
C32 WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Lunch at the Bar 11:30am to 3pm$12.95 Includes a Glass of House Red or White WineHappy Hour at the Bar 3-6pmHalf Price Cocktails, Beer & Wine by the GlassSunset Menu 5-6pm$29.95 Appetizer, Entree & Dessert 1186 Third Street South, Naples For Reservations, Please Call 239.263.19551290 Third Street South, Naples BarbatellaNaples.comSomething New. Something Classic. RESERVE SOON! RESERVE SOON!Monday, Dec. 12 Montenidoli Wine Dinner with Winemaker Elisabetta Fagiuoli Monday, Dec. 19Domaine Serene Wine Dinner with Winemaker Erik Kramer 2700 IMMOKALEE ROAD, NAPLES 239.597.5013 RUSTYSRAW.COMLaid Back & Local! $6.99 EXPRESS LUNCH SPECIALSMONDAY-THURSDAY 11 A.M. TO 2 P.M.FISH & CHIPS RUSTY BURGER CHARGRILLED CHICKEN SANDWICH BEANS & RICE CAESAR SALAD TUNA SALAD SANDWICH $10.99 BABY BACKWEDNESDAYAVAILABLE ALL DAYOne pound baby back rack rubbed in our house blend of sweet and smoke, then with our open pit BBQ sauce for what we think will be the best ribs in Southwest Florida! Served with fries and coleslaw. WE HAVE SOMETHING TO SATISFY TASTEBUDS! Brooks Burgers People anxious to see Naples culinary scene represented on the national stage should look no further than The Food Network at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, when it airs an episode of Guys Grocery Games: Impossible featuring local chef Andy Hyde as a competitor. The tournament-style games are staged over three episodes with Chef Hyde entering in the second round to shop and prepare a steakhouse-style meal in thirty minutes. Mr. Fieri imposed a 6-pound limit on the groceries Chef Hyde and his co-competitors could place in their cart. The 30 minutes is real time, so six pounds is really a challenge, Chef Hyde said. It was one of the most intense experiences of my life. It was like my graduation and first job hire all at one time. Locals will recognize Chef Hyde as a private chef who often works out of his business, Chef Hyde Catering, to provide services to diners in Naples. He describes his culinary style as intercontinental, often blending European techniques and flavors with dishes and ingredients from his Ghanaian background. He has worked in Gordon Ramseys London Hotel in Los Angeles, as well as several Michelinstarred spots around the country. Im not eager to chase Michelin stars, just eager to share what Ive learned growing up with this multicultural background, he said. While Chef Hyde wont disclose details of filming, he did say that Guy Fieris highenergy per sonality is totally authentic. Guy Fieri is hilarious. Hes definitely the guy he portrays on television, he said. The chef remaining at the end of the tournament will win $10,000 and the opportunity to double their money when they compete against Dinner: Impossible host Robert Irvine. For more information about Guys Grocery Games: Impossible, visit www.foodnetwork.com. Brooks Gourmet Burgers & Dogs recently opened second location at Pavilion Shopping Center in North Naples. Located at the corner of Vanderbilt Road and Tamiami Trail, the new spot takes the place of Kitchen 845 next to the Paragon Pavilion movie theater and showcases a classic car theme in the dcor. We are very happy to finally be open. It has been long months of planning and remodeling but I believe our customers will love the ambiance of our new spot, said owner Todd Brooks. Brooks Gourmet Burgers & Dogs is also located at 330 Ninth S. South in downtown Naples. For more information about the restaurant, call 262-1127 or visit www. brooksburgers.com.IVAN SELIGMAN / COURTESY PHOTONaples Chef Andy Hyde competes on an upcoming episode of The Food Networks Guys Grocery Games: Impossible at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. CUISINE NEWS
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 C33 Bob Germain and restaurant legend Cloyd Pate have teamed up to bring you an all-new dining experience. HOURS Sunday-Thursday 4:30-10:00 p.m. Friday-Saturday 4:30-11:00 p.m. Happy Hour 4:30-6:00 p.m.Half Off Bar Menu Food & Drinks 403 Bayfront Place(Formerly Stoneys Steakhouse) RESERVATIONS 239.435.9353 stgermainsteakhouse.com email@example.com Christmas Eve & Christmas Day New Years Eve & New Years Day ENJOY THE TASTE OF LUXURY JOIN US FOR THE HOLIDAYS Think of Noodles for all your catering needs, casual or upscale, our place or yours! For more information call Seth 239.592.0050 1585 Pine Ridge Road, Naples, FL 34109www.NoodlesCafe.com Give a GiftGet a Giftwith a Noodles Gift Card! Purchase a $100 gift card & receive a $20 gift card. O er expires 12/24/16. This Season Experience the Difference Good Taste Makes.MondayThursday 11:30am9:00pm 1427 Pine Ridge Road, #105, Naples True Neapolitan Pizza and Authentic Italian Food on !One per table. Not to be used on lunch specials or happy hour or other offers. Expires 12/31/16. !Not to be used with other offers or lunch specials. Expires 12/31/16. CUISINE NEWSTake Note: Whole Foods in Mercato hosts a gingerbread house workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 10. Bakery experts will be on hand to help offer tips and tricks to participants, who will build their masterpieces from a pre-constructed house and supplies. $20. 552-5100 or www.wholefoodsmarket.com. Sea Salt hosts a wine dinner featuring vintages from Montenidoli at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12. Guests will enjoy dishes like veal sweetbreads and duck breast while founder Elizabetta Fagiuoli recounts the winerys history and mission. $189. 1186 Third St. S. 434-7528 or www.seasaltnaples. com. Naples Art Association pairs glass sculptor Conrad Williams with decorated Chef Bob Schultz for an evening of art with fine dining starting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at NAA headquarters at 585 Park St. Cost is $125. 262-6517 or www.naplesart. org. Whole Foods Market in Mercato hosts a nutrition workshop with chiropractor Cade Copeland from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14. $20. 552-5100 or www.wholefoodsmarket.com. The Catch of the Pelican, Naples Grande Beach Resorts signature restaurant, hosts an extravagant Christmas feast with several seatings starting at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25. Guests will enjoy a seafood bar, antipasti, a salad station, a meat selections that include prime rib and Frenched pork loin roast, small plates like pumpkin ravioli and duck confit and a decadent dessert buffet. $59 per person, $30 for children who would like to enjoy the kids buffet. 227-2182 or www.naplesgrande.com. Bleu Provence now serves brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Sunday, with an a la carte menu featuring fresh fruitvegetable juice blends, sophisticated egg dishes, cheese plates, traditional French entrees and more. 1234 Eighth St. S. 2618239 or www.bleuprovencenaples.com. BurgerFi currently offers a Grilled Cheese Burger Melt through Jan. 29, to extend its celebration of National Comfort Food Day. The burger includes two natural angus patties, caramelized onions, Swiss cheese and American cheese on three grilled buns. 1514 Immokalee Road. 6318227 or www.burgerfi.com. Osteria Tulia currently hosts its third annual Truffletopia! and guests are invited to supplement their entrees with fresh white or black truffles though the end of truffle season. The add-ons are priced separately at $25 for black truffles and $45 for white truffles. 466 Fifth Ave. S. 213-2073 or www.tulianaples.com. Want to work on your skills in the kitchen? Here are some cooking classes on the front burner: The Good Life of Naples, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4663 or www.goodlifenaples.com ($75); Holiday Appetizers: Thursday, Dec. 8 ($75); New Years Tapas: Wednesday, Dec. 28 ($75); Greek Night: Thursday, Jan. 5 ($69); Pizza Scfincion: Wednesday, Jan. 11 ($69)
C34 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY I Do... Hilton Naples(239) 659-3108 | naples.hilton.com 5111 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, Florida, 34103 IS YOUR PREFERRED DATE AVAILABLE?Celebrate your special day at the Hilton Naples. Our elegant, upscale hotel o ers all-inclusive packages from 10 to 300 guests. Whether you envision an intimate ceremony on the beach with close friends and family, or a lavish reception, let our wedding professionals make your wedding dreams come true. Contact us today for venue availability. New packages including Chiavari chairs now available! SHANNON QUINN Special Events Managersquinn@cooperhotels.com(239) 659-3108 VINOCatching Up With the Mad Blender In my experience there are two kinds of winemakers: those who are bound by respect for the traditions of their regions, and those who purposely go in exactly the opposite direction. Back in the day, winemakers from Old World countries like Spain, France, Italy and Germany made wines the way their grandfathers did, and any new techniques or ideas were actively sometimes violently discouraged. A winemaker in Bordeaux, for instance, would never consider using any grapes but the five that are dictated by centuries of custom and convention. However, theres one winemaker who takes the whole blending thing way over the top. I wrote about Dave Phinney in this space about two years ago, but hes worth a revisit, and I recently had the chance to chat with him about his (very) unique and unconventional approach to blending. In his new enterprise, which he calls Locations, Mr. Phinney takes a wide variety of grapes from diverse areas of the world, pours them all together, shakes them up, and creates a line of bistro-style wines that get glowing reviews. The hallmark of Mr. Phinneys winemaking style is his unconventional (to say the least) approach to blending not only widely different varietals, but also grapes from widespread regions. The first winemaker I worked with once told me that if have a bunch of good wines and you put them together, you can get one great wine. It works. Most of the time. His foray into unorthodox blending started in 2000. I had some Zinfandel with high residual sugar, a Cabernet that didnt meet my expectations, and some small lots of Syrah. I didnt want to bottle them separately, so I mixed them together. The result? A wine he called The Prisoner and it put him on the charts. The success of my first wine gave me a lot of encouragement. I like to experiment with different varietals. Of course, it doesnt always work out, but look at it this way. Imagine if a chef used only one ingredient the food wouldnt be very interesting. So for me there are no rules, no vintages, no appellations. Ill consider any grape from any region, though in my blends one varietal is usually predominant. Like many winemakers, Mr. Phinney has mixed feelings about critics wine ratings. If you get a good rating, read it once, then throw it away. If you get a bad rating, read it once, then throw it away. He does believe, however, that ratings can be a guide for consumers who are not well versed, or are new to the wine world. There are so many wines, and so many regions. Nobody can know them all.Its apparent that Dave knows a lot. Some recent additions to his wine lineup includeLocations CA 4 ($20) A California blend of Petite Sirah, Barbera, Tempranillo, Syrah and Grenache (whew!). Intense red and black fruit flavors, smoke, and notes of oak. Even though it weighs in at 15.5 percent alcohol, youd never know it. Very lush. WW 93. Locations OR 4 ($24) A bit of a departure, here 100 percent Pinot Noir. This Oregon wine is from the famous Willamette Valley, and offers generous flavors of cherry, rose and strawberry. The alcohol is a stiff 15 percent, which is high for a Pinot, but Phinney keeps the balance. WW 93. Locations WA 4 ($20) Black plum, raspberry, and spices accent this somewhat more traditional blend of Washington State Syrah, Merlot and Petite Sirah. The tannins are very soft, considering these bold varietals, so you can enjoy this wine the day you buy it. WW 92.Ask the Wine Whisperer Q: Ive noticed that there are a lot more boxed wines in stores than Ive seen in the past. Why are they getting so popular? Caroline L., Port St. LucieA: Ive noticed the same thing. Every day, there seems to be an ever-widening selection of boxed wine brands and varietals. Many of them are improving somewhat in quality and value. While some consumers fear that boxed wines are loaded with sugar, thats not always the case, though many are made sweeter because its a popular style. Most boxed wines are meant to be consumed right away, because the plastic bag inside admits a bit of oxygen, and the wine will start to fade after about a year. Jerry Greenfield is The Wine Whisperer. He is creative director of Greenfield Advertising Group, and his book, Secrets of the Wine Whisperer, is now available through his website or on Amazon. Read his other writings on his website, www.winewhisperer.com. jerry GREENFIELDvino@floridaweekly.com New Exhibit NOW OPEN! N N N N e e e w w w w E E x x x x h h h h i i i b b b b i i i i t t N N N O O O O W W W W O O O P P E E E N N N ! N N N O O O O W W W W O O O O P P E E N N N ! WWW.NAPLESZOO.ORG SUNNY DAYS,CLOUDEd LEOPARDSSUNNY DAYS,CLOUDEd LEOPARDS
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C35 700 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, Florida 34102 239.659.7008 Visit www.VerginaRestaurant.com For Our Menu Choose Vergina CALL 239.659.7008 TO RESERVE YOUR TABLEGift Cards Available Open for Dinner Dec. 25th & Jan. 1st TWO HAPPY DINNERS $34.95TWO MAIN COURSES & A BOTTLE OF WINE Offered 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Every DayFeaturing Local Seafood & Florida Fresh Produce. Add House or Caesar Salad $5. Add Preferred Liquor at Happy Hour Price. CHEF Q&AChef Mike Mueller BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.comFew culinary sensibilities are as well represented in Naples as that of DAmico & Partners, which has five properties in Naples. Were going to talk to Chef Mike Mueller, executive chef at Caf Lurcat on Fifth Avenue, who has worked with the company for several years after coming out of the high stakes restaurant game in New York City. Recently promoted to executive chef of DAmicos American restaurants, Chef Meuller tells us about his dedication to the culinary arts and how his glittery resume contributes to the dining scene in Naples. Q: What is your culinary background? A: I have always held cooking and restaurant-related jobs. I grew up in Minnesota and started out waiting and busing tables in restaurants in the Twin Cities, then moved into entry level kitchen roles to work my way through college in Duluth. How were you inspired to become a chef? Q: What inspired you to become a chef? A: My parents are great cooks who frequently hosted dinner parties. Even as a young child, I invariably ended up in the kitchen with them. I even dressed as a chef one year for Halloween when I was about 8. Q: What brought you to Naples? A: After four years of working insane hours in New York restaurants and working my way up the culinary food chain, I really needed a change and felt like I was ready to move to the next level. I had worked in various DAmico properties in Minnesota during college and the organization has a great reputation for developing chefs. A sous chef role was open at Caf and Bar Lurcat in Naples and I thought this would be a perfect opportunity for me to grow in the DAmico famiglia. Q: Your first taste of food service included cooking 300 chickens outdoors at a farm in Minnesota at age thirteen. Could you tell us a little more about that unusual experience and whether it influenced you? A: It was for a property in New Prague, Minnesota called Cedar Lake Farms and they did company picnics. They basically had chain link fence suspended on cement blocks with hundreds of pounds of charcoal beneath. At that point of my life, it was more about making money to buy baseball cards and gas for my little boat. However I loved the heat, the smells, and the rush of the whole experience. Q: After earning a business degree from University of Minnesota Duluth, you studied at the Culinary Institute of America in New York. Was it your plan to marry the two fields or was becoming a chef a departure for you? A: Yes, for sure! I originally tried to create a degree with the universitys help that was a balance of business, nutrition and communication courses. I had planned all along to go to the CIA after graduation. I felt it was important to understand the management aspects of running a successful business because thats essential to having a successful restaurant. Q: What was it like working at JeanGeorge and other hot spots in New York City? How did it pay off professionally? A: Working in NYC is so unlike anywhere else you go. It doesnt matter whether youre a banker, a doctor or in real estate the best of the best battle it out in New York City and the competition was fierce. Many cooks there, including myself, worked a ton for free and it was what we signed up for. Jean-Georges was such an eye-opening experience, as is any Michelin threestar restaurant. Working in the Trump building on Columbus circle was surreal. My greatest schooling was with Andrew Carmellini and his crew at A Voce. Funny story he actually fired me after I had accepted the job to come to Naples. Its public knowledge he fired David Chang as well and we all know how that turned out! Q: Which dishes are you particularly proud of? A: At this point in my career, I am most proud of the great dishes that my team develops. Giving them a little direction and watching them run with a dish is very fulfilling. With Lurcats ever-changing Voyage concept (a section of our menu that changes to highlight world or U.S. cuisine) its whatever is relevant after 60 days. As we transition out of the fall Voyage menu, which featured Low Country cuisine, and into the early winter menu that will feature modern India, we are ecstatic about all of the new dishes. Q: What do you find challenging? A: Without question its the seasonality aspect with our geographical location. Creating, motivating, and managing are ancillary to adjusting in and out of season. Q: Who or what are your greatest culinary influences? A: Richard DAmico; Instagram; Chefs Table (a Netflix documentary series); many great chefs including my colleagues Andrew Wicklander (chef at The Continental), Roel Mesta (chef at Masa), my former DAmico mentor Jay Sparks, Andrew Carmellini, Greg Brainin, Vincenzo Betulia, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, John Ochiatto, Ron Gallo, Luke Ostrom, Matt Greco; my sous chefs and my parents. Q: What has been one of your favorite culinary experiences? A: Some of philanthropy work has been incredibly rewarding. Working with great organizations and events like Naples Community Hospital, City Meals at Rockefeller Center, Grape Escape, St. Mathews House, Naples Wine Festival, SWFL Food and Wine Festival, Little Black Dress, etc. has been wonderful. Also, eating my way through Vietnam and Italy with my wife was a couple of life-changing experiences. Q: What are your favorite culinary resources (books, blogs, etc.)? How do you keep your dishes relevant? A: I read everything, listen to others, follow Instagram, and watch Chefs Table and Mind of a Chef. Most importantly, I collaborate with colleagues.. We meet literally every single day to dissect dishes.
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Your Home for the HolidayAve Maria offers more than 40 floor plans from three builders in every price range. Several move-in ready homes are available now! Make plans to visit Ave Maria this season and tour 22 decorated model homes. Named Collier Countys Community of the Year in both 2016 and 2015, Ave Maria has sold over 300 new homes this year alonemore than any other new home community in both Collier and Lee counties. New home buyers recognize the incredible value and high quality of life while still enjoying the close proximity to Naples beaches and culture. Ave Maria has something for everyone including young couples, growing families, and active retirees. Amenities for an Active LifestyleAve 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 bocce. Pack a picnic and relax at the covered outdoor pavilion. Quality of Life In Ave Maria, homeowners realize the importance of quality of life. Top notch education is available to all children whether its from our highly-rated Collier County Public Schools, the private K-12 Donahue Academy or Ave Maria University. The preferred method of transportation in town? A golf cart! Nothing beats zipping to Publix or to the pub on your golf cart. Best of all, new friends are easily made in Ave Maria with so many opportunities through the calendar of events hosted by the Master Association as well as the natural gathering spots of the coffee shop, pub, and outdoor patios of our town center restaurants. Lifemade simple. CC HomesCC 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 and priced from the high $100s. Homes are offered in three neighborhoods: Maple Ridge, Maple Ridge Reserve, and Coquina at Maple Ridge. Customize your dream home with several options including outdoor oasis with pool, kitchen, and cabana bathroom or an extra bedroom or flex room above the garage. Visit the on-site sales center and tour 14 model homes open daily. Ask about several move-in ready homes. Del Webb Naples Del Webb Naples is the smart choice for active adults desiring a well-rounded southwest Florida lifestyle. Del Webb Naples offers ten floor plans from 1,133 to over 2,500 square feet, with 2-5 bedrooms and prices from the high $100s. Choose from golf course, lake or preserve view when selecting your home site from the nations highly awarded home builder. 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. Dine at the brand new Rusty Putter for breakfast, lunch or afternoon bites. Visit an on-site sales representative to learn more about the Del Webb lifestyle. 5 model homes open daily. Pulte Homes With 17 popular single-family home designs in Hampton Village, Emerson Park, and Avalon Park priced from the high $100s, Pulte Homes offers quality construction home buyers can trust. These neighborhoods are located near the Town Center, private schools, and outdoor recreation. A well-known and respected name in home building, Pulte Homes features Life Tested features in their home designs built for life and how you live it. Two models open daily in Avalon Park. Visit UsFor more information visit Ave Maria at 5076 Annunciation Circle # 104, avemaria.com or by calling 239-352-3903. Follow us on social media to be the first to learn about specials and incentives. Take Immokalee Rd. east; turn right onto Oil Well Rd; then left into the main Ave Maria entrance. andpricesfromthehigh$100sChoose high$100sPulteHomesoffersquali ty Holidays are happier in Ave Maria WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016SPONSORED CONTENT YOUR GUIDE TO NEW HOME COMMUNITIES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA Offering the best in design, style and price, Ave Maria presents over 40 floor plans from 3 builders with prices from the high $100s.
Kalea Bays community amenities popular with buyers Tower residences priced from $1.3 million If the clubhouse is the social and recreational centerpiece of a community then Kalea Bays will surely be one of the busiest places in the gated, luxury residential high-rise community located 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 three-bedroom plus den/three-and-a-half-bath and four-bedroom/four-bath tower residences with Gulf views. The other is our spectacular community clubhouse. Not only will it be a dramatic sight 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. The clubhouse, which is currently under construction, 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. Construction on the clubhouse is slated for completion in the fall 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, has 20 floors of residences over two floors of parking. In late September the tower hit a milestone in its construction phase its topping off. 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/four-bath plans with 3,921 total square feet. All residents of Kalea Bay will revel in Gulf views, open floor plans, a private elevator leading directly into their residence, and wood floors throughout. The custom kitchens have Wolf and Sub-Zero 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. Thats because the towers amenities are located on the rooftop, including the sky lounge, pool and open-air fitness center. From the rooftop our residents can enjoy daily views of the Gulf of Mexico, the nature preserves that surround us, and of course, the beaches, said Wilson. For more information regarding Kalea Bay visit the on-site sales center. Due to bridge closings in the North Naples area, take US 41 to Wiggins Pass Road, then right on Vanderbilt Drive, two-tenths of a mile. 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. Below: The 88,000-squarefoot clubhouse features three separate pools. One of the three pools at the Kalea Bay clubhouse (on right) is for adults only. Kalea Bay residents 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. 2 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
FLStockDevelopmentBROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOMED. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. NOT AN OFFERING WHERE PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. For directions and complete listings of all our models & communities please visit StockDevelopment.comNow, thats a ONE LEADING BUILDER. FOUR UNIQUE HOMES TO EXPERIENCE.We have your holiday home all wrapped up for you! Stock Signature Homes creates exquisite residences that make masterful statements and are irresistibly inviting to live in. Come experience our fully furnished models during this weekends Open House and nd the holiday home of your dreams! BABCOCK RANCH | BONITA SPRINGS | FORT MYERS | MARCO ISLAND | NAPLES | PALM BEACH | SARASOTANOW BUILDING IN: Bay Woods at Bonita BaySavannah 4 Bed/4.5 Bath | 4,500 sq. ft. $3,261,215 Interiors by Soco InteriorsIsles of Collier Preserve Cocoplum4 Bed/4.5 Bath | 3,578 sq.ft. Estate homes from $1 million Interiors by Soco InteriorsEsplanade Golf & Country Club of Naples Windsor III4 Bed/4.5 Bath | 4,155 sq.ft. $2,038,715 Interiors by Vogue InteriorsPark Shore 3750 Fountainhead Lane 4 Bed/4.5 Bath | 4,189 sq.ft. $3,595,000 Interiors by Clive Daniel Home MAKE IT YOUR HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYSTOUR FOUR NEW LUXURY ESTATE MODEL HOMES Saturday and Sunday from 12p.m.p.m.
Ronto offers limited opportunity to customize residences at SeaglassWith nearly $109 million in sales contracts already processed, and the building 50% sold, the awardwinning Ronto Group announced it is making a limited opportunity available to purchasers of residences on the 20th through 23rd floors of the 26-floor, 120unit Seaglass at Bonita Bay high-rise tower within the Bonita Bay community. Ronto is offering homebuyers an opportunity to join two upper units together to create a luxurious 6,200 square foot residence with scintillating views of the Gulf of Mexico. Each of the expanded residences will come with four protected access under-building parking spaces. With construction of the highly anticipated Seaglass tower well underway and on schedule for completion in just 18 months, opportunities for future residents to customize their residences and to specify preferred finishes will become increasingly limited. The designer-selected finishes on display at the Seaglass Design Studio and Sales Center at 26951 Country Club Drive within Bonita Bay are suited to the open concept living spaces at Seaglass. In addition to the selections available through Rontos innovative Finishing Touches Program, future residents may also specify finishes from other sources. Prospective homebuyers are encouraged to make their buying decisions and finish selections promptly. Seaglass will feature fully-completed, ready for occupancy residences with designer-selected premium finishes, including flooring, paint, and trim. Each residence will come with two protected access under-building parking spaces. Private enclosed two-car garages will be available. With the combination of the buildings captivating tower floor plan choices, various Bonita Bay Club membership opportunities, and Bonita Bays amenity-rich lifestyle, Seaglass is redefining the luxury high-rise living experience in Southwest Florida. Recognized as one of the ten healthiest clubs in America by Prevo Health Solutions, Bonita Bays amenities include a 60,000 square feet Lifestyle Center, five championship golf courses, expanded tennis facilities, a full-service marina, numerous dining venues, a residents only private beach park, and onproperty hiking and biking trails. The three-story Lifestyle Center includes a nearly 20,000 square feet world-class Fitness Center, a 9,000 square feet spa and salon, and the WAVE Caf that serves healthy fast food, freshly made organic juices, and smoothies that can be enjoyed on-site or prepared to go. Three on-property Bonita Bay West courses were designed by Arthur Hills. The three courses achieved Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary status in 1995. Two Tom Fazio designed courses at the nearby Bonita Bay Club Naples provide a pure golf experience on over 1,000 acres that includes preserved wetlands but no residential development. It was the first private 36-hole club in the world to achieve certification through the Audubon Internationals Signature Program and has been designated as a Certified Signature Sanctuary since 1998. A recent expansion of Bonita Bays 18-court tennis complex included the addition of an exhibition court and two oversized courts. The 10,000 square feet building that formerly housed the communitys fitness center and spa will be transformed into a tennis clubhouse with casual dining and an indoor/outdoor bar. The space will include a tennis pro shop, locker rooms, a stretching room, multifunction rooms, and a relaxing lobby area. Nano doors will open the entire space to the outdoors and the exhibition court. A full-service on-site marina with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico provides wet slips and dry boat storage, as well as on-site fueling and light mechanical services. The Marina accommodates watercraft with a maximum draft of thirty-six inches. Charts, bait, tackle, and other items are available at the Ships Store. The Bonita Bay Club redesigned the kitchen and traditional dining areas in the clubhouse and incorporated a 40-feet long buffet station in the dining space. The former golf pro shop was transformed into the 55th Hole, an approximately 3,500 square feet high-end casual bar experience. The design capitalizes on both the interior space and the immediately surrounding areas to create a captivating indoor/outdoor venue. Backwater Jacks, a relaxing waterfront dining and lounge experience at the Bonita Bay Marina, is a favored gathering place for the communitys boater enthusiasts. Bonita Bays Naples Club facility on Immokalee Road includes a Club Room within the clubhouse that offers additional dining options. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, Bonita Bays residents-only private beach park is on Little Hickory Island, just 10 to 15 minutes from the community. Picnic pavilions, grills, beach chair and umbrella service, showers, and restrooms equipped with infant changing stations are provided for residents in a setting landscaped with native beachfront vegetation. Personal chairs, umbrellas, and other beach items are welcomed. Residents also enjoy Bonita Bays network of biking and hiking paths that weave through the communitys lush tropical setting. A kayaking and canoeing lodge offers additional recreational possibilities. A choice selection of tower residences remains available at Seaglass. Three tower residence great room floor plans range from 2,889 to 3,421 square feet under air and are priced from just over $1 million. The tower residences will include dual private elevator grand foyers, island kitchens, three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, or three bedrooms plus a den or fourth bedroom and threeand-a-half baths, walk-in closets in the owners suite, and sliders opening to multiple outdoor spaces that include a gas grill. Ten-foot ceilings are included per plan. Three furnished tower residence models will be available for viewing upon completion of construction. Visit the Seaglass Design Studio and Sales Center from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m. Visit Seaglass online at www.seaglassatbonitabay.com. The Ronto Groups Seaglass at Bonita Bay high-rise tower is 50% sold and on schedule for completion in just 18 months. Bonita Bays legendary golf experience includes three on-property courses designed by Arthur Hills and two Tom Fazio designed courses at the nearby Bonita Bay Club Naples. The Ronto Group is offering homebuyers a limited opportunity to join two units on the 20th through 23rd floors of the 26-floor Seaglass high-rise tower at Bonita Bay together to create a luxurious 6,200 square foot residence with scintillating views of the Gulf of Mexico. TheRontoGroupsSeaglassatBonitaBayhighrisetoweris50% 4 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
BROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOME. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. NOT AN OFFERING WHERE PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. FLStockDevelopmentQUAIL WEST REALTY, EXCLUSIVE SALES AGENT, LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER DIAMOND CUSTOM HOMES | FLORIDA LIFESTYLE HOMES | FOX CUSTOM BUILDERS | LONDON BAY HOMES | MCGARVEY CUSTOM HOMES SEAGATE DEVELOPMENT GROUP | STOCK SIGNATURE HOMES 6289 BURNHAM ROAD | NAPLES, FL 34119 | 239.592.1010 | QUAILWEST.COMFrom $1 million to over $7 million Quail West has dened luxury living in Naples. And this winter the next exciting chapter in its storied history comes to lifewith a modern-day interpretation of country club living and amenity enhancements including a transitional design clubhouse, expanded tness and wellness center, and a new, updated golf experience. Choose from an exquisite collection of move-in-ready homes from the areas nest builders, with fully furnished models and exciting designs for a new generation of discerning homebuyers. Visit Quail West and experience our magnicent models today!MAGNIFICENT: THE SE UEL. QCome celebrate the season of WHATS NEXT. LUXURY HOME OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 12 P.M.-4 P.M.OAKMONT MAGNOLIA DIAMOND CUSTOM HOMES 4 bedrooms & 4 1/2 baths CAMBRIDGE II FLORIDA LIFESTYLE HOMES 4 bedrooms & 4 1/2 baths CASA BELLISSIMA FOX CUSTOM BUILDERS 4 bedrooms & 4 1/2 baths AVIGNON LONDON BAY HOMES 4 bedrooms & 5 1/2 baths MON PARADIS MCGARVEY CUSTOM HOMES 4 bedrooms & 4 + 2-1/2 baths OAKMONT SEAGATE DEVELOPMENT GROUP 4 bedrooms & 4 + 2-1/2 baths AQUALINA STOCK SIGNATURE HOMES 4 bedrooms & 4 + 2-1/2 baths Here is a sampling of our luxury estate homes:
Stock Signature Homes to start second model on Marco IslandStock Signature Homes announced it is poised to begin construction of its 3,629 square feet, twostory furnished Malibu model on Marco Island. The Malibu will be the award-winning homebuilders second residence on Marco Island and will join the 3,903 square feet, two-story Polynesia model that is under construction and slated for completion in late May. The Malibu model will showcase an interior designed by Vogue Interiors award-winning designer, Sheila Corasaniti, IDS, who has infused the homes open-concept floor plan with an air of casual, easy living that speaks to Marco relaxed island lifestyle. The great room plan includes a spacious island kitchen, formal dining room, study, five bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths, a first floor outdoor living area with a summer kitchen, pool, and spa, a covered outdoor terrace on the second floor that can be accessed by two of the three upstairs bedrooms, and a three car garage. Inspired by the scenic Marco Island location and the wild beauty of the nearby tropical Ten Thousand Islands, Corasaniti envisions the Malibu model as a casual, relaxed island lifestyle home filled with multi-textured natural materials set against a sea-inspired watercolor palette of off-white, soft aqua and palm green. The main flooring will be a highly polished 24 by 24-inch off white porcelain and all main area walls will be painted in a calming soft sand dune tone. Window treatments throughout the house will be custom island style white panels designed to catch the coastal breezes. In the expansive welcoming foyer, a huge natural sea shell chandelier will hang in the weathered wood open stairwell. Across from the stairwell, a sculptural live edge console fashioned from an exotic multi-toned wood with a swirling grain will sit on the opposite wall. A vibrant original coastal inspired oil painting will hang above the console to provide an introductory pop of color to the rest of the home. The dramatic two-story great room will open to a covered lanai. The custom designed media wall will feature a floor-to-ceiling four-piece framed mural mounted on an LED backlit wall above the television console. The television console will appear to float in front of the softly glowing wall. A large sofa and two club chairs will be upholstered in a natural off-white linen. Accent pillows will bring in the lively island color palette with fabrics in a flecked blue and green watercolor print, a saturated Tropical floral, and an intense palm green. Two large hammered chrome pendants will sit over the expansive kitchen island where weathered wood saddle seat counter stools will pull up for casual entertaining. All perimeter cabinets will be finished in a soft off-white and the island cabinetry will be done in a subtle sand finish. Countertops will be topped in quartz with a Carrara marble design and the horizontal glass brick backsplash will be the same soft sandy color of the island cabinets. In the dining room, two contemporary wing chairs upholstered in hemp and white linen will sit at the head and foot of the weathered oak dining table. Driftwood side chairs will be upholstered with soft green linen seat cushions and over the table will be an amazing chrome beaded chandelier with five hand-crafted chrome jellyfish hanging down. A hand-carved console with seaglass doors will sit below a mirror reflecting the chandelier. With a calming color palette of soothing sand and off-white, the master suite will be a serene private space. The only vibrant tropical colors in the room will appear in the original framed artwork. Nightstands and a dresser finished in a soft gray will all sport chrome hardware. A romantic multi-tiered antique silver pin shell chandelier will hang over the bed. Two rattan club chairs with white linen cushions will provide a quiet reading nook. In the master bath, the countertops will be done in off-white quartz with a neutral tone swirl and cabinetry will be in a light off-white finish. A tone-on-tone stone chevron pattern will provide a dramatic accent wall of tile in the shower. The master bath chrome hardware will repeat the theme carried throughout the home in its chrome lighting fixtures, furniture accents and cabinetry hardware. The outdoor living area will feature a covered lanai off the great room and another off the kitchen. In the fully equipped outdoor kitchen, weathered gray faux wood cabinetry will pair with quartz countertops and a matching backsplash of aqua glass and stone elongated hexagons. The shell stone pool deck will be defined by an aqua brick pattern waterline tile. Outdoor seating will be provided by a sofa and club chairs in off-white canvas slip-covered upholstery with strong pops of color introduced by accent pillows. A vibrant aqua and palm green area rug will anchor the spacious seating area. Serpentine shaped teak chaise lounges will be set by the pool and classic slatted teak chairs will surround the concrete dining table. The spacious upstairs lanai will look down on the pool and have bar table seating and sleek teak benches for relaxing. The furnished Polynesia model will feature a family friendly interior by Soco Interiors Daniel Kilgore. The open concept plan includes a great room, dining area, and island kitchen, a study, four bedrooms, four full baths and two half baths, an upstairs loft, a three-car garage, and an outdoor living area with a summer kitchen, fireplace, pool and spa. For information about residences by Stock Signature Homes on Marco Island and in prestigious communities and neighborhoods throughout Southwest Florida, visit stockdevelopment.com. Above: Stock Signature Homes now has furnished models that are completed, under construction, or poised to begin construction in communities and neighborhoods from Marco Island north to Bradenton, including this completed residence at 3750 Fountainhead Lane in Naples Park Shore neighborhood. Above: Stock Signature Homes announced it is poised to begin construction of its 3,629 square feet, two-story furnished Malibu model on Marco Island. The Malibu will be the award-winning homebuilders second residence on Marco Island. Left: Stock Signature Homes Polynesia model is under construction on Marco Island and slated for completion in late May. 6 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
5076 Annunciation Circle #104, Ave Maria, FL 34142 22 Models Open Daily 239-352-3903 AveMaria.comTake Immokalee Rd east, turn right onto Oil Well Rd, turn left into Ave Maria. Del Webb Naples Pulte Homes Maple Ridge by CC Homes Naples living high $100s 500sFrom holiday crafts to New Years laughsWhether crafting the perfect holiday treat or celebrating with friends and family, youll love the lifestyle in Ave Maria. Come visit us today. Discover 22 model homes and 40 oor plans to choose from. 2 to 6 bedroom homes range in price from the high $100s to the $500s. And dont forget to bring your camera. Theres so much to see and do youll want to capture every moment.Ave Maria. Picture Perfect. Top 50 Master-Planned Communities in U.S. Top 20 Places to Retire Fastest-Selling Community in Southwest Florida Pulte Homes g ra. Theres so much to see m er a t o capture every moment. a nt t o r e Perfect P ictu r e M M M M a a p p p l l l e e e R R R i i i d d d d g g g g e e e b b b y y y C C C C C C H H H o o m m e e e s s s Maple Ridge by CC Homes
Fort Myers / Estero Bonita Springs / Naples 1 Mediterra 15836 Savona Way Naples, FL 855.810.7976 mediterranaples.com 2 Quail West6289 Burnham Road Naples, FL 239.592.1010 QuailWest.com 3 Talis Park16980 Livingston Road Naples, FL 239.449.5900 TalisPark.com 4 Twin Eagles11330 Twin Eagles Boulevard Naples, FL 239.352.8000 TwinEagles.com 5 Olde Cypress7276 Lantana Circle Naples, FL 239.596.4794 OldeCypressLantana.com 6 Raffia Preserve4075 Wolfe Road Naples, FL 239.598.2370 raffiapreserve.wcicommunities.com 7 Naples Square100 S Goodlette-Frank Road Naples, FL 239.228.5800 NaplesSquare.com 8 The Isles of Collier Preserve5445 Caribe Avenue Naples, FL 844.838.3392 MintoFLA.com 9 Lely Resort New Home Sales8038 Signature Club Circle, Bldg 8-102 Naples, FL 239.793.2100 stockdevelopment.com 10 Mangrove Bay201 Goodlette Road South Naples, FL 239.261.2200 MangroveBayNaples.com 11 Residences at Mercato9123 Strada Place, Suite 7125 Naples, FL 239.594.9400 ResidencesAtMercado.com 12 Lamorada Naples2190 Woodcrest Drive Naples, FL 239.444.4450 WCICommunities.com 13 Livingston Lakes15161 Palmer Lake Circle Naples, FL 239.444.3490 livingstonlakes.com 14 The Colony Golf & Bay Club4541 Coconut Road Bonita Springs, FL 239.495.1300 TheColonyWCI.com 15 Seaglass at Bonita Bay26951 Country Club Drive Bonita Springs, FL 239.301.4940 seaglassatbonitabay.com 16 Altaira4541 Coconut Road Bonita Springs, FL 239.495.1300 AltairaWCI.com 17 Kalea Bay13910 Old Coast Road Naples, FL 239.793.0110 KaleaBay.com 18 Ave Maria5076 Annunciation Circle #104 Ave Maria, FL (888) 841-3477 AveMaria.com 19 Paloma 26109 St. Michael Lane Bonita Springs, FL 239.949.8910 drhorton.com 20 Mockingbird Crossing 1600 Mockingbird Crossing Dr. Naples, FL 239.233.0592 drhorton.com 21 Tuscany Pointe14310 Tuscany Pointe Trail Naples, FL 34120 239.225.2679 drhorton.com 22 Sorrento28063 Sosta Lane #2 Bonita Springs, FL 239.225.2659 drhorton.com 23 Sienna Reserve14656, Reserve Lane Naples, FL 239.643.4333 siennareservenaples.com 24 Andalucia1336 Andlaucia Way Naples, FL 239.304.8314 andalucianaples.com 25 Estuary at Grey Oaks1220 Gordon River Trail Naples, FL 239.261.3148 estuaryatgreyoaks.com 8 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
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Move-in ready homes & new amenities available at Lely ResortStock Development and Lely Resort are synonymous with beautiful residences and amazing lifestyle amenities. For more than a decade, Lely has been one of the Naples real estate markets biggest success stories. As sell out of the community nears, Stock continues to improve the community with additional lifestyle amenities. The company is also building additional move-in ready homes. The Players Room is the lastest addition to The Players Club & Spa. This multi-purpose building is located adjacent to the main clubhouse. It offers a Movie Theater with seating for 72. There is also a kitchenette, bathrooms and ten tables for card play and games. The lobby features elegant banquette seating. We pride ourselves on addressing the changing needs of our residents and providing them with the best possible amenities, said Brian Stock, CEO of Stock Development, the developer of Lely Resort Stock. The Players Room is a wonderful addition to an amenity complex that has won numerous Best Clubhouse Awards over the past decade. Homebuyers also have a tremendous number of multi-family and single-family residences to choose from at Lely Resort. Stunning coach homes are also available in Signature Club and Cipriani. The new coach home sales division has opened on-site in the Signature Club where they are showcasing the coach home residences of both neighborhoods. Furnished models are open. Signature Club has a beautiful private, gated entry with water features, beautiful landscaping and a stone entry monument. Each coach home building at Signature Club offers four residences. The neighborhood features an selection of amazing lake and golf course views across The Classics Championship Golf Course. Prices start at $471,645. Cipriani is within The Classics, a stunning gated enclave along one of Lelys three championship golf courses. The neighborhood also features an array of beautiful lake and nature views along The Classics Championship Golf Course. Each coach home building at Cipriani offers four luxurious residences with the spacious feel of single-family homes. Prices begin at just $418,100. Lely also has amazing single-family homes. In Lakoya, Stock offers a wide variety of single-family homes and twin villas from its existing sales center. This exclusive 242-acre enclave has a private guarded and gated entrance, sculptured landscaping, classical gardens, spectacularly choreographed fountains and elegant paved walking paths. Beautifully furnished models are open in the neighborhood and these floor plans have exceptional standard features packages. The exquisitely designed and beautifully furnished Majestic II model is perfectly suited to take advantage of The Lakoya neighborhood with its extraordinary lakes and fairway views along the Gary Player-designed Classics championship golf. This four-bedroom, four-bath home offers 3,843 square feet under air and a total of 5,735 square feet. The spacious floor plan features a formal living room and an informal family room, both of which provide direct access to the covered lanai via stacked sliding glass doors. The home melds the outdoors and indoor living areas to provide homeowners with a large, open environment for entertaining. An outdoor kitchen and an elaborate pool and spa package complete the idyllic scene. Raised tray ceilings throughout the living areas add to the homes spacious feel. There is a large island style kitchen, and a formal study with French doors. Stunning Interiors by Beasely & Henley add to the appeal. The attached three-car garage offers an air-conditioned storage area. It is priced at $1,849,990, fully furnished. Lely Resort has three championship golf courses and a spectacular club facility. The Players Club & Spa is an amazing 30,000 square foot club that is both elegant and highly functional for its members. It has earned a Sand Dollar Award for best clubhouse. The expanded Tiki Bar by the resortstyle pool has twelve foot awnings around all sides, six new plasma TVs, a larger brick paver seating area and new lighting. The 6,000 square foot Fitness Center now includes a spectacular second exercise room with state-of-the-art equipment, a huge aerobics studio that has nearly tripled in size and a spin room. Personal training is available, as is onsite physical therapy treatment. The beautiful Spa Wing includes four treatment rooms, a relaxation room, a manicure and pedicure salon, facial and skin care treatment rooms, as well as opulent shower and changing rooms. Outside, a second free-form pool has been built, dramatically increasing the number of people who can be accommodated by these extraordinary resortstyle amenities at any time. The tennis facilitys thirteen state-ofthe-art tennis courts are open for play on a spacious 4-acre site that includes an outdoor caf. Dont miss your chance to everything that is new at legendary Lely Resort! Lely Resort Realty is now located at 8038 Signature Club Circle Bldg 8-102, Naples, FL 34113. Visit www.stockdevelopment.com or call 239-793-2100. Above: Majestic II Lakoya family room. Left: Lely pool Below: Cipriani exterior, St. Andrews living room. Ab Ab p o roo ro 10 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
Rise......and Shine 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& Associates Wake up to spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico each and every morning. Bask in the glow cast by our 3 fabulous pools surrounding our coastal clubhouse. Rise and shine in your brand new home at Kalea Bay. Residences priced from $1.3 million. 13910 Old Coast Road, Naples, FL 34110 KaleaBay.com 239-793-0110 From US 41 take Wiggins Pass Road and go north on Vanderbilt Drive.
Quail Wests legacy of luxury continues to expand in 2016Since completing its purchase of the 234 remaining home sites at Quail West on May 25, 2012, Stock Development has furthered the communitys legacy of providing one of Southwest Floridas most compelling luxury lifestyles. Celebrating its 15th year as Southwest Floridas leading developer and luxury homebuilder, Stock Development has been nationally ranked in Builder Magazines BUILDER 100 for four consecutive years and was recently recognized as the Best Residential Builder in Gulfshore Business Magazines 2016 Best of Business Awards. Stocks unique brand of excellence is especially evident at Quail West, a gated golf course community in North Naples that provides a refined country club living experience. Stocks success at Quail West has been the result of new product introductions that have diversified the communitys residential choices and a commitment to providing luxury homebuyers with a readily available supply of completed and soon to be completed residences in all product categories. There are now 507 completed homes at Quail West, 61 of which were completed in 2016. An additional 43 residences started construction this year. Quail Wests Preferred Builders are offering 37 furnished models and unfurnished move-in ready homes that are completed or scheduled for completion during the 2017 winter season. Product choices range from single-family villa homes, to luxurious one and two-story single-family homes, and estate residences that are continuing Quail Wests legacy of providing Southwest Floridas finest estate lifestyle experience. A choice selection of home sites, furnished models, and unfurnished move-in ready residences are available in all product categories for discerning homebuyers who value a lushly landscaped setting, residences offering elegance and an exceptional level of livability, and an array of worldclass amenities that includes two championship golf courses. Designed to meet the needs of Quail Wests growing membership and the changing lifestyle characteristics of the communitys members, a substantial two-phase renovation of the communitys clubhouse and two golf courses budgeted at a cost of approximately $30 million began in 2016. The improvements will provide the latest in physical facilities and state of the art technology while further solidifying Quail Wests position as Southwest Floridas leading golf course community. To avoid the disjointed building configuration prevalent at other clubs, the renovation design is focused on providing an integrated club experience in a single location. The renovation of the 70,000 square foot clubhouse complex will feature a new 12,000 square foot dedicated fitness and wellness building; enlarged and redesigned pre-function spaces to enhance the members experience during events; enhancements to the casual dining facilities and outdoor dining areas; an Internet Caf with grab and go service; and a complete renovation of the kitchens to improve food preparation and service in all dining venues in the Club. The design of the improved clubhouse spaces has been a cooperative effort of Quail Wests members, Humphrey Rosal Architects, and Clive Daniel Home. Their design concept is intended to enhance the clubs current high-end finishes while incorporating new design elements consistent with the new building additions. Phase 1 of the clubhouse enhancements is expected to be completed in early 2017, including the redesigned lobby and gathering places, the renovation of the upstairs banquet kitchen, and the two-story dedicated fitness and wellness center building. Quail West has long been acknowledged for providing one of Southwest Floridas finest pure golf experiences. The clubs amenity enhancement initiative will further that legacy. While the original design and character of the Preserve and Lakes courses designed by golf course architect Arthur Hills will remain essentially intact, the renovation initiative is focused on improving the playability of both courses for all golfers. The renovations will address enhancements to the irrigation systems, green complexes, the adjacent bunker, fringe, and grass areas, and the fairways. New irrigation technologies will be introduced to embrace best water conservation practices and to reduce overall operating costs. The golf course enhancements are being overseen by J. Drew Rogers, a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects who is highly regarded for his ability to undertake golf course renovation projects. Rogers is familiar with Quail Wests golf courses, having worked with Arthur Hills to design two nine-hole layouts that would later comprise the Lakes Course. Improvements to the Preserve course are underway. The course is expected to reopen in early 2017. Improvements to the Lakes course will begin in spring, 2017 with completion anticipated by December 2017. Luxury homebuyers will have an opportunity to experience Quail Wests refined lifestyle and exquisite residences during the communitys Estates of Excellence Home Tour in March. The Tour will showcase Quail Wests collection of furnished estate residences situated on sites featuring the communitys water, fairway, and preserve views. The Tour will feature eight completed furnished estate residences by award-winning homebuilders Stock Signature Homes, Seagate Development Group, LLC, McGarvey Custom Homes, Diamond Custom Homes, Fox Custom Builders, Florida Lifestyle Homes, and London Bay Homes. The residences showcase architectural and interior designs by Southwest Floridas leading architects and interior designers. In addition to the residences included on the Tour, estate homes are under construction and scheduled for completion throughout the 2017 winter season. Estate home and home site packages are priced from $2.5 million to over $7 million. Quail West is located east of Interstate 75, one mile south of Bonita Beach Road. Take Exit 116 (Bonita Beach Road) east. Turn right on Bonita Grande Drive and follow the signs to the sales center. Call 239.592.1010. Visit Quail West online at www.QuailWest.com. Above: The Estates of Excellence Home Tour in March will showcase Quail Wests collection of furnished estate residences situated on sites featuring the communitys long-range water, fairway, and preserve views. Left: Quail West has long been acknowledged for providing one of Southwest Floridas finest pure golf experiences. The clubs amenity enhancement initiative will further that legacy. Improvements to the Preserve course are underway. The course is expected to reopen in early 2017. Below: Since completing its purchase of the 234 remaining home sites at Quail West on May 25, 2012, Stock Development has furthered the communitys legacy of providing one of Southwest Floridas most compelling luxury lifestyles. confi g uration d o p P w ed I m c o 2 0 p a ha ri e li f de ni t A w r e l o W S a Im c c a fu S 12 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
BROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOMED. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. NOT AN OFFERING WHERE PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. FLStockDevelopment With a popular, amenity-rich lifestyle in place and a new collection of quality-built residences to offer, theres so much to love at Lely Resort. Picture three championship golf courses, four magnificent clubhouses, world-class tennis, a rich social calendar at The Players Club & Spa and a long-standing tradition of award-winning excellence. www.LELY-RESORT.com239.793.2100From the $400s to over $1million Visit our Sales Center today: Monday-Saturday: 9a.m.-5p.m., Sunday: 11a.m.-5p.m. Signature Club: 8038 Signature Club Circle, Bldg. 8-102, Naples, Florida 34113Lely Resort Realty, LLC, Exclusive Sales Agent, Licensed Real Estate BrokerWHATEVER YOU CAN IMAGINE, ITS ALREADY AT COACH HOMES VENICE B CIPRIANI 2/2.5 2,230 SF WAS $452,180 NOW $437,180 WENTWORTH SIGNATURE CLUB 2/2.5 2,091 SF WAS $461,645 NOW $446,645 SAN MARCO B CIPRIANI 3/3 2,919 SF WAS $479,760 NOW $464,760ST ANDREWS SIGNATURE CLUB furnished 3/3.5 2,743 SF $749,990 TWIN VILLAS LAKOYANAPOLI 2/2 1,855 SF WAS $499,260 NOW $449,260CAPRI 3/2 2,107 SF WAS $518,185 NOW $468,185SIENNA 2/2 2,195 SF WAS $582,110 NOW $532,110SINGLE FAMILY HOMES LAKOYASAN REMO III 2/2 1,809 SF WAS $711,940 NOW $671,940TIVOLI III 3/3 2,062 SF WAS $731,865 NOW $691,865WINDSOR III 4/4.5 4,155 SF WAS $1,651,170 NOW $1,601,170MAJESTIC II furnished 4/4 3,843 SF WAS $1,921,994 NOW $1,849,990 Majestic II in Lakoya Capri in Lakoya Cipriani Signature Club San Remo III in Lakoya LIVE IT NOW!Choose from our selection of ne homes. Models Open Daily. Community of the Year Winner 7 times.
Ahhfreedom. With the sun on your shoulders and the wind at your back, you have the whole day ahead of you. Head to the new Island Club on the shores of the private 125-acre lake (just one of 22). Whether you go wild on the water or a little more laid back by the pools, we only require two things here at Naples Reservethat you kick your shoes off and put on a smile. HOMES BY: Ashton Woods, D.R. Horton, Florida Lifestyle Homes, KTS Homes, Lundstrom Development, Marvin Homes, McGarvey Custom Homes, Stock Signature HomesGET YOUR FREE SOUTH NAPLES MAGAZINE ONLINE Check out the Biggest Model Home Tour in Naples & enjoy a taste of our YKnot at the new Island ClubNaplesReserve.com | 239.732.141414891 NAPLES RESERVE CIRCLE, NAPLES, FL 34114Located off U.S. 41 South 2 miles east at Collier Blvd. intersection. MOVE-IN READY HOMES PRICED FROM THE HIGH $200s TO OVER $1.5 MILLIONWhy should only one hour a day be happy?
ALLURE luxury condominiums Amazing and Unique residence floorplans afford owners breathtaking sunset vistas seven days a weekThe perfect sunset is one of lifes simple pleasures; all that is required are two basic elements: the sun, and a vantage point from where to admire it. At ALLURE, the new, luxury condominium to rise 32-stories over the glistening Caloosahatchee River in Historic Downtown Fort Myers, perfect sunsets are standard. When complete, the Amazing residence layout of this architecturally-stunning building will have a northwest exposure, with unobstructed views of the tranquil sinking sun. In addition, this floorplan is designed as a passthrough home that also offers southeast views, which means residents can see both sunsets and sunrises from the comfort of their homes. More than breathtaking views, each of these residences offers an incredible amount of living space. The Amazing layout features three bedrooms and three baths, and measures a generous 2,322 square feet in total interior space, with an additional spacious, 524-square foot terrace. The Unique residence is a threebedroom plus den, three-bath floorplan that spans 2,935 square feet with an additional 584-square foot terrace that runs 80 linear feet along the side of the entire home, offering its residents a continuous view through floor-to-ceiling glass windows from its every room over the river toward the sunset. The width of these units is extraordinary, explains ALLURE Sales and Marketing Director Barbara BengocheaPerez. Measuring anywhere from 41 to 80 feet wide, these residences are much wider than the ordinary units in the market, which average anywhere from 27 to 37 feet in width. Enviable residence features at ALLURE include porcelain flooring, natural gas ranges, double oven, and quartz countertops in chef-inspired kitchens. All residences feature private entrance elevators, and these two floorplans also include two assigned spaces in a covered garage with 24-hour controlled access. ALLURE also boasts an array of resort-style building amenities: a riverfront promenade; private screening room with theater-style seating; state-of-the-art gym; pool deck with heated cascading infinityedge pool overlooking the water; rooftop gardens; social gathering rooms with fireplace, billiards, game tables; Bocce Ball and barbeque grills on the rooftop, Pickleball by the pool, and many other luxury features. ALLUREs prime location in the Historic River District provides residents easy access to over 50 cafes, bars and restaurants. The pedestrian and pet-friendly downtown offers unlimited options for dining and nightlife to suit any taste. Arts and culture abound in the River District where the cobblestone-streets are lined with eclectic boutiques and art galleries, historic landmarks and architecture, museums, and even a professional theater. A variety of thoughtfully-designed, open floor plans are available including one, two and three-bedroom residences. Prices start from the $300,000s to over $1 million. To learn more about ALLURE, call (239) 500-JAXI (5294), Ext. 2 or visit the sales gallery at 1300 Hendry Street in historic downtown. Online at www.AllureLuxuryCondominiums.com. When complete, the Amazing residence layout of this architecturally-stunning building will have a northwest exposure, with unobstructed views of the tranquil sinking sun. In addition, this floorplan is designed as a passthrough home that also offers southeast views, which means residents can see both sunsets and sunrises from the comfort of their homes. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2016 15 Sales Gallery Now Open! 13oo Hendry St., Fort Myers, FL Open 7 days a week 239-500-JAXI (5294) www.AllureLuxuryCondominiums.com Info@AllureLuxuryCondominiums.com C o n c i e rge Private Theater Fitness, Spa, Sauna Infinity Edge Pool Sculpture Garden High-Speed Internet & WIFI 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. RENDERINGS, SQUARE FOOTAGE AND ROOM DIMENSIONS ARE APPROXIMATE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. PRICES, SPECIFICATIONS, FEATURES, FINISHES AND AVAILABILITY SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
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LUXE LIVINGFLORIDA WEEKLYTHE NAPLES LUXURY HOME REDEFINED DECEMBER 2016 COLLINS & DUPONT / COURTESY PHOTO & & & DU DU DU U PON PON PON O T/ T/ T / / CO CO CO CO URT URT URT U ESY ESY ESY S PH PH PH OT OT O Makeover French country goes bachelor chic 10 Designer Q&AEd Jordan and Dorry Christy of Gary David Designs 2 Design SocietyOut and about at design events 14, 18 F O O PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Aqua at Pelican Isle penthouse takes owners to new heights The HIGH life Page 4 E C
PublisherShelley Hobbsshobbs@floridaweekly.comEditorCindy Piercecpierce@floridaweekly.comLuxe Living EditorMichael Korb Graphic DesignerMeg RoloffCirculation ManagerMaggie Humphreymaggie@floridaweekly.comAccount ExecutivesNicole Ryannryan@floridaweekly.comCori Higginschiggins@floridaweekly.comAdam Schonbergaschonberg@floridaweekly.comSales and Marketing AssistantKatie Babkakbabka@floridaweekly.comPublished by Florida Media Group LLCNaples Florida Weekly 9051 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 202 Naples, Florida 34108 Phone 239.325.1960www.FloridaWeekly.com Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2016 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.DESIGNER Q&AED JORDAN and DORRY CHRISTYLuxe Livings Michael Korb asks designers Ed Jordan and Dorry Christy of Gary David Designs about their work, their style and their ability to create warm, livable spaces that clients love. Q: What was one of the first moments you knew you wanted to be an interior designer? Dorry: I am the product of a long line of Southern women who had as a main priority in life creating a beautiful home for their family. As a child I heard my grandmother talking about having the decorator come to her home in Macon, Ga., and I remember my mother working with designers doing beautiful draperies and matching slipcovers and lovely wall coverings in our home in Jacksonville. I was always intrigued by that activity as a child. Ed: As a child and young adult I was always interested in architecture and art. In my travels I always admired the way beautiful rooms made me feel special. I think thats what drew me to this profession. Q: How do you describe your design style/aesthetic? Dorry: I adore any and all things that have been beautifully designed, from an antique cherry chest of drawers to a contemporary Barcelona chair. Its all about knowing how to put items of good taste together in order to meld them so that they SEE Q&A, PAGE 16 ...of Gary David Designs bring luxury and livability to Southwest Florida Neutral walls, upholstery and window treatments contrast with pops of color from the area rug, accent pillows and wall art. Walnut stained wood flooring adds warmth to the space. 2 LUXE LIVING DECEMBER 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY a d Ed Jordan Dorry Christy Step Up In at AGOSTINOS Call Today! 239.594.3037Visit our new website at agostinos.com Also visit: interiorsbyagostinos.comFINE FURNITURE. ART GALLERY. DESIGN STUDIO. ACCESSORIES & BOTANICALS LIGHTING FURNITURE UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE MIRRORS & WALL ART OIL PAINTINGS Complimentary Interior Design We provide our clients with a personal and intimate design experience. www.Ligh ngFirst.us Naples 239.775.5100, 4600 Tamiami Tr. E. Bonita Springs 239.949.2544, 28801 S. Tamiami Tr. Fort Myers 239.322.5488, 12879 S. Cleveland Ave. EC13005050
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4 LUXE LIVING DECEMBER 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY The foyer of the penthouse at Aqua at Pelican Isle invites guest to appreciate things as soon as they get off the elevator. A shiplap-covered dropped ceiling oats above, giving a visual cue that directs the eye towards just one of the many spectacular views from the 11th oor. The entryway also features a checkerboard wall that is backlit and seamlessly hides a secret door that leads to the service elevator. BY MICHAEL KORBFlorida Weekly CorrespondentThere comes a time in most peoples lives when they want to simplify. Perhaps they clean out their closets, donate a piece of furniture to Goodwill or sell a car they dont use. Roma and Bob Michnal went a step further. They sold off a gorgeous beachfront home in Stuart, a large home in Atlanta and a condo in Michigan. Then they sold their 14,000-square-foot home in Mediterra and downsized to a 6,000-square-foot penthouse in Aqua at Pelican Isle, off Vanderbilt Drive in North Naples. You know, to simplify things. And theyre loving every minute of it. We wanted to be able to travel, so wed looked at every condo building down here but never found anything that we really, really liked, Mrs. Michnal says. And then once this building was built and the penthouse was available, we knew this was it. Thanks to the move, their life is leaner. And in a way, theyve come full circle. Before they were married 35 years ago, the duo started a mail-order supplement business from their kitchen table. True, that one-bedroom apartment in Atlanta was a far cry from the literal heights theyre experiencing now, but owning and maintaining just one place feels like simpler times. Yet, the penthouse at Aqua is a three-bedroom, 3 bath beauty that exudes a warmth and sense of organics you dont see a lot of in Naples. In fact, if not for its stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico, SEE HIGH LIFE, PAGE 6 COLLINS & DUPONT / COURTESY PHOTOS ThefoyerofthepenthouseatAquaatPelicanIsleinAqua at Pelican Isle penthouse takes owners to new heights The HIGH life
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6 LUXE LIVING DECEMBER 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY youd think this place might be in Telluride or Aspen or Squaw Valley. Its a welcome respite from the traditional Mediterranean feel that still has a grip on this area. They actually had stacking stone walls at their home in Mediterra, says interior designer Sherri DuPont of Collins & DuPont Design Group, who not only handled the design of this penthouse but also the Michnals home in Mediterra. And they wanted to carry that element over, although a lot of those elements the wood and stone were mainly used outside at Mediterra. So its a little different feel. A bit more Polynesian or Californian. Those elements give the space a glow and natural feel that belies its physical location, some 11 stories above the ground. Even more impressive is that the unit was basically an empty shell when they purchased it a couple of years ago. Aside from cabinetry in the baths, kitchen and laundry, it was a blank slate. Ms. DuPont worked off of the tones of the existing cabinetry and created nooks and gems just about everywhere even the 11-foot ceiling. Throughout I let the architecture of the space speak to me, the designer says. Like the ceiling that you see in the living room actually drew from the shape of the room. I added the wood its shiplap in the ceiling to accent the shape and make it a little more casual and keep it grounded. The wood was installed directly onto to the slab of the ceiling and we boxed in around it in order to give it more dimension. In the foyer she used a dropped ceiling thats illuminated from ab ove, crea ting a dramatic entry featuring glass fire doors. In fact, when you arrive at the penthouse and the elevator doors open, youre greeted by a gorgeous backlit checkerboard wall that hides a secret door to the fire staircase and service elevator. Trust me, (before) it was the ugliest door youve ever seen, Mr. Michnal says. So when I saw this feature in a magazine, I said, Lets do it. And now the foyer is unlike anything else in the building. And before we get off the ceiling, it should be noted that the wooden beams that you see following the curvature of the buildings exterior are actually just boxed out sheetrock that has been faux painted to look like wood. That masterful artistry also took place in the master bathroom. The marble columns that ground the standalone tub are again faux-painted portions of sheetrock. It turns out that when Ms. DuPont wanted to continue the marble up the columns, it was no longer available, forcing the faux paint artist back into action. Structural changes were kept to a minimum, but because Mr. Michnal wanted a fireplace in the living room, Ms. DuPont moved the wall it would be on in order to have it face the seating area a bit better. That move gave more space in the study. And because there were no gas lines in the living room, Ms. DuPont used a hologram fireplace, which is the very definition of slick. Theyre quite nice now, she says. So now the Michnals can sit back and relax in the living room, enjoying the glow of the fireplace and still glance out at the lights of the marina below. You know, thats the thing we really didnt like about living on the beach at night its pitch black out there, Mrs. Michnal says. But here, we see the lights of the marina and waterway below, Mr. Michnal adds. Its just beautiful. There is absolutely nothing in this condo that we would change, he adds. We love every inch of it. Collins & DuPont Design Group 296 14th Ave. S., Naples 948-2400; www.collins-dupont.com Aqua at Pelican Isle 13675 Vanderbilt Drive 591-2727; aqua-naples.com HIGH LIFEFrom page 10Sherri DuPont of Collins & DuPont Design Group added oor-to-ceiling cabinets in the master bathroom, above, and had the sheetrock columns behind the tub faux painted to match the surrounding marble. She also designed swooping feature walls to help showcase the owners marine life bronzes, left. The study, right, was enlarged to to include a trophy wall. M w r g k p m n S & a c b t b p s a i s m T e t (239) 529-3813 Open Monday Saturday 950 1ST AVE N. (in Naples Design District) republicofdecor.com A CURATED DESTINATION FEATURING THE BEST, MOST STYLISH, HOLIDAY GIFTS Manufacturers mail-in rebate offer valid for qualifying purchases made 9/17/16/12/16 from participating dealers in the U.S. only. For certain rebate-eligible products, the purchase of multiple units of such product is required to receive a rebate. 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10 LUXE LIVING DECEMBER 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY BY MICHAEL KORBFlorida Weekly CorrespondentBlack/white. North/south. Conservative/liberal. These are widely held notions of opposites. We might want to add the complete transformation of this single-family home on Neapolitan Way to the mix. When the home was purchased a couple of years ago fully furnished, its interior design was euphemistically French country replete with rooster statuary. But when the owner, a newly divorced businessman in his mid-50s from Ohio, decided to renovate, he called custom homebuilder 41 West, who promptly called Little Palm Design Group. His request? Make it awesome. And did they ever. It was very dated, says interior designer Kirsten Workinger, who works with principal designer Dawn Harmon on Little Palm. Seriously, there were a lot of roosters and French country antique furniture all over. We believe at some point there was an addition that made it feel very choppy. In fact, the whole home needed remodeling. Other than one guest bedroom and the travertine flooring, everything got changed. It is now unashamedly one of the premier bachelor pads in town. Its definitely geared toward guy, Ms. Workinger says. He wanted it very contemporary. He wanted it to have a lot of contrast. He liked the idea of light floors with dark wood, and he is very much into chrome and bubbly champagne. He wanted it to be sexy and chic a very cool spot to entertain, which he does a lot. The design concept began taking shape while picking tile. The owner spotted the blue tile that now makes up the focal wall of the powder room. He told Ms. Workinger he loved it and to figure out where they could use it. The porcelain tile with a gemstone printed onto it comes in four different 36-inch by 72-inch panels. We literally used all four panels to do the wall, so it looks like you have a real type of precious stone on your wall, but its not, says Ms. Workinger. The mirror floats in front of it and is backlit. It makes the powder room feel like a jewel box. And that vibe carries into the kitchen, which, if you can believe, was once very traditional with yellow walls, dark cabinets and granite.MAKEOVERA study in contrastsLittle Palm Design Group helps turn a French country traditional into an awesome, rockin bachelor pad COURTESY PHOTOSSEE MAKEOVER, PAGE 12 w Above: Overlooking Venetian Village, the living room previously embraced a relaxed French country vibe. The recently-single homeowner, a bachelor, asked Little Palm Design Group to make it sexy and chic. Plenty of chrome and luxurious textures now make it perfect for entertaining. Right: The powder room off the living room used to be forgettable. But when the homeowner found this gemstone print porcelain tile, it not only made the room a showstopper, it set the tone for the entire house. BeforeBefore
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With roosters, Ms. Workinger adds. Then we had this idea to do an interesting wood veneer on the islands, again creating that contrast he likes. 41 Wests woodworking shop had a zebra wood that when stained with a clear coat gives you that line effect that has a lot of movement and character. The trend continues into the expansive living room, where texture rules. The old arches and fireplace were removed and upgraded to a plaster modular panel fitted with a 72-inch linear fireplace flanked by niches upholstered with a navy blue wallpaper that sparkles when light hits it. I think with everything said and done, it turned out exactly as we imagined, the designer says. Its very with the times, but also classic. I think he can easily live with this for 10 to 15 years. Little Palm Design Group 9051 N. Tamiami Trail, No. 102 598-2001 www.littlepalmdesigngroup.com 41 West 1250 Ninth St. N., Unit 201 208-6530; www.41west.comCOURTESY PHOTOSMAKEOVERFrom page 10Above: Talk about going from bland to bling. The kitchen was a pale yellow being swallowed by a sea of brown cabinets and granite. Now it features two islands wrapped in high gloss zebra wood veneer and topped with white quartz surfaces. The high-gloss cabinets work perfectly against the leathered granite backsplash. What was a very traditional fireplace built-in with dated arches, above, became a streamlined conversation piece with plastered modular paneling surrounding a 72-inch linear fireplace, right. The balanced niches feature navy wallpaper that sparkles under light.MAKEOVER Dawn Harmon and Kristen WorkingerBefore Before 12 LUXE LIVING DECEMBER 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY
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Q&AFrom page 2compliment each other. That is my calling card: tasteful, timeless, beautiful interiors. It takes a skilled hand and a discerning eye. And thats what you get when you hire a capable designer. Ed: Actually, my goal has always been to try to avoid having a specific style. Of course, its impossible to avoid having a certain influence in the look of a finished project, but I prefer to interpret what my clients envision in my work. Q: What do you look for when you first walk into a home? Dorry: The openness of the rooms, the light, the ceiling height and any features that might be able to be used to play an integral part. As a designer, I always, first and foremost, consider the likes and dislikes of my client When all is said and done, my job is to make sure that they love their interior. Ed: Some jobs involve going into a home that is already furnished but that the clients want to complete or update. Once I understand the scope of the work, I determine what improvements are required and make suggestions about what elements need to be replaced. Q: Talk a little about your background. How long have you been a designer? Dorry: I graduated from FSU in 1974 with a bachelor of arts in interior design. In 1978 I passed the NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification), making me eligible to become a Professional Member of American Society of Interior Designers. I guess that puts me at four decades of interior design work. Believe me, its flown by. Ed: My background is in art history and the romance languages. This is tied to my love of travel, architecture and fine art. Ive been a licensed interior designer working in Southwest Florida for more than 30 years. Gary David Designs 24940 Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs 908-0635; www.garydavid.com 16 LUXE LIVING DECEMBER 2016 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY BY MICHAEL KORBFlorida Weekly CorrespondentWhen you think of Naples, modern is not the first word to come to mind. After all, for what seems like an eternity weve romanticized Mediterranean and traditional furnishings above all others. And only recently have we begun to embrace coastal contemporary. But the times they are a-changin and the modernist vibe so firmly rooted on the east coast has started to sprout locally with the arrival of Modern Home 2 Go (MH2G). If you have a penchant for sleek, clean, minimalist lines, this is a store you need to check out. We believe that modern doesnt have to be super expensive or that you should have to wait 16 weeks for pieces to come from all over the world, says store manager Brett Cary. About 75 percent of the showrooms offerings are in stock, which means delivery time on average for Naples is about a week, he adds. The warehouse and outlet is in Miami Gardens, but the store also has locations in the design districts in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Doral. Inventory runs the gamut from mid-century pieces to Italian-style sofas and even live-edge natural wood pieces that are juxtaposed with stainless steel and glass, bending the genre from rustic to modern. Its not all that sleek, cold modern, Mr. Cary says. Weve warmed it up a bit. The Naples store itself is set up in little vignettes so it doesnt feel crowded or cold. The staff offers espresso or water to visitors as soon as they walk in. Mr. Cary says its like walking into the house of a good friend albeit one whose furniture still has price tags on it. We also offer very competitive design services, Mr. Cary adds. It can be as simple as you bring in a floor plan and we sit and help you figure out the layout for the room. We charge $100 per room. But if you spend $1,000 in that room, you get that $100 taken off your bill. Theyll also come to your home for a small fee and offer the same deal. The furniture is almost exclusively MH2G design private label. With a few exceptions, youre not going to see these pieces at other stores. Our version of the Barcelona chair (the Catalunya) is priced very well and sells rapidly, Mr. Cary says, adding the chair is a staple piece for any modern company. One of SHOP TALKMH2G brings clean lines, modern look to Southwest Florida exceptionsyoure t h c O t w w m a t e b a One of MH2Gs more popular dining tables is the Osimo. A conversation piece unto itself, it incorporates a mass of small pieces of driftwood under a glass top, supported by stainless steel legs.the companys most interesting dining tables, the Osimo, is made out of driftwood with stainless steel legs and a glass top. Its been a big seller since we introduced it 2 years ago. Overall, its safe to say MH2G is glad to be in Naples. The whole reason we came over is that we were getting so many people driving over to our other stores from Naples saying, Theres no modern in Naples, Mr. Cary says. Well, no longer. It looks like weve finally embraced the modern. MH2G 661 Tamiami Trail N., Naples 776-7776; mh2g.comSleek custom-designed cabinets in cream lacquer beautifully contrast with the split face travertine that covers the fireplace feature wall. Modern design has finally moved to the west coast. MH2G has added a store in Naples, top, to compliment its three east coast locations. The attractive Savelli modern outdoor sofa set, above, features a contrasting wide-band woven wicker design that is made of ecofriendly polyethylene and reinforced with aluminum tubular frame. Its fabric cushions are water resistant and washable.
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3 Decades Kitchen HEART OF EVERY HOUSEHOLD Granite | Quartz | Solid Surface of remodeling experience enables us to provide the best service and craftsmenship in swfl! Cornerstone Exceeding Expectations The Perfect Countertop is the final touch here is not one solution for one space but a multitude of possiblities Granite has been used as a building material for thousands of years. Its surface is diamond-hard. Granite protects against mold and mildew, resists heat, scratches, stains and acids and is very durable. There are endless variety of textures, colors and patterns. Each granite slab is unique, a masterpiece of nature. Quartz countertops are man-made engineered stone formed by combining 94% ground quartz with resins, polymers and pigments. This forms a hard, granite-like surface. Solid Surface Available in many colors and patterns, many of which are modeled on the patterns found in granite or marble. A solid surface countertop is a beautiful alternative to pricier materials and require less maintenance.ORGANIZE YOUR HOME 3 Decades Kitchen The best kitchens have smart planning to create a multifunctional, efficient and aesthetically exciting space. Living SpaceInvest in built-ins to give your home architectural presence as well as an organized appearance. Office Its easy to let papers pile up in your home office. Get control of the clutter with an efficient space plan and create a welcoming space.M U L Turn your laundry room into a multi-use space! Our designers are experts on creating a laundry room that is an efficient and well designed space providing multiple solutions. C Get started with one-on-one closet design collaboration with our experienced design team.
Remodel Since 1988!of remodeling experience enables us to provide the best service and craftsmenship in swfl! Cornerstone Exceeding Expectations Is Refacing The Best Solution For You?Electrical | Flooring | Carpentry | Plumbing | Design here is not one solution for one space but a multitude of possiblities Granite has been used as a building material for thousands of years. Its surface is diamond-hard. Granite protects against mold and mildew, resists heat, scratches, stains and acids and is very durable. There are endless variety of textures, colors and patterns. Each granite slab is unique, a masterpiece of nature. Quartz countertops are man-made engineered stone formed by combining 94% ground quartz with resins, polymers and pigments. This forms a hard, granite-like surface.Solid Surface Available in many colors and patterns, many of which are modeled on the patterns found in granite or marble. A solid surface countertop is a beautiful alternative to pricier materials and require less maintenance. Refacing Make A Fresh Start With Our Team What Is Refacing? All Old Doors, Drawer Fronts and Hinges are Removed. New Custom Doors, Drawer Fronts, Hinges and Hardware are Installed. All of the Existing Cabinets are Laminated to Match Your New Color SelectionLIFETIME WARRANTY ON ALL PRODUCTS THAT CORNERSTONE BUILDERS OF SW FLORIDA MANUFACTURE AS LON G AS YOU OWN YOUR HOME KitchenThe best kitchens have smart planning to create a multifunctional, efficient and aesthetically exciting space. Living Space Invest in built-ins to give your home architectural presence as well as an organized appearance.Office Its easy to let papers pile up in your home office. Get control of the clutter with an efficient space plan and create a welcoming space.M U L Turn your laundry room into a multi-use space! Our designers are experts on creating a laundry room that is an efficient and well designed space providing multiple solutions.C Get started with one-on-one closet design collaboration with our experienced design team.
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Cornerstone Builders of Southwest Florida provides solutions that align with your goals and budget. We require NO Deposit to began the job and provide a lifetime warranty on materials we manufacture as long as you own your home. q & AThe Cornerstone Home Remodel Frequently asked home remodeling questions and answers put together to help you in your remodel planning. Our focus is to make this process painless for our remodeling clients.Can I meet with one of your designers for a free estimate and to discuss my remodeling project?One of our designers would be happy to meet with you to discuss your project at your home or at one of our Design Center Showrooms. During that meeting our designer will share preliminary ideas for your remodel and give you an estimate of the budget range.How do you begin planning the remodel?To ensure the best remodel with the fewest issues we begin with a design phase. By investing the time to consider all of the details, including the impact on your projects budget, it greatly reduces the likelihood of costly surprises. We always start with our design phase to ensure that we create the best overall plan that works for our clients.What goes into the design phase?We start by asking you questions about how you and your family use your kitchen, bathroom or other living space you want to remodel. We need to know what is important to you. If you have a wish list, please share that. For example, if you have gathered photos of kitchens or a master bedroom suite you admire, we would like to see them. We want to see your home and your project through your eyes so that we can add our expertise to the mix and develop the best design for you.What is the Florida Regulations of Contractors and why is it important to hire a licensed contractor?The State of Florida construction licensing regulatory agency is Per Florida State Statute, all contractors must be licensed to perform any type of construction work A business license is not the same as a contracting license. By not hiring a licensed contractor, you run the risk of being scammed and not having recourse should there be a problem with your project. Cornerstone Builders of Southwest Florida is appropriately licensed and carries the required insurance workers compensation and bonds.Can you provide references?Upon request we will provide contact information for clients who have had similar projects completed.Do I need to board my pets while my home is being remodeled?It depends on whether your pets can handle the disruption of their favorite napping spots and on the size and length of your project. We have found that most of our clients do not need to board their pets.How much will my home life be disrupted during the process?Most of our clients remain in their homes during the process. We do all we can to minimize disrupting your life as much as possible.How early in the morning does the crew work?We can accommodate most schedules. We typically start the day between 7:00 am and 8:00 am. Does someone need to be home at all times during construction?No. Being present during the remodel is not necessary. We remodel homes for people whose primary residences are out of state. We can keep you apprised of the progress of your project via videos and photos. Interested in scheduling a free in-home consultation?Just let us know, and we will schedule a consultation with one of our design specialists.