www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017Vol. IX, No. 23 FREE Power celebration A Jewish Federation gala, and more to-dos around town.C28-30-31 Grand openingGolisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida was a long time in the making. Inside Whats next?Metro Forecasting Models excels in telling developers, urban planners where to go. B1Operatic classicGulfshore Opera presents Madama Butterfly in three SWFL locations. C1 MAKINGTHELIVESOF Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida grand opening was a long time in the makingINSID E KIDSBETTER GUEST OPINION A6 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A20 BEHIND THE WHEEL A21 CLUB NOTES A22-23 MOTLEY FOOL B4 BUSINESS MEETINGS B4 ON THE MOVE B7 REAL ESTATE B12 BOOK REVIEW C2 PUZZLES C12 FILM REVIEW C15 CUISINE NEWS C32-35 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. Silverspot joins National Day of Action with screening V o l IX N o. 23 F F F SEE BILL, A10 SEE A18 ORT CHARLOTTE RESIDENT SHAron Boyd is the mother of two school-age sons on the autism spectrum. Austin is considered severe/low functioning, and his younger brother, Adam, is high functioning (what used to be called Aspergers Syndrome, their mother notes). Four years ago, Mrs. Boyd founded the advocacy group Parents in Action Inc., Will we keep caring for ourspecial needs KIDS? This a bad law for our public schools, our children, and the future of our nation. Doug Carothers, Ed.D., associate professor FGCU Educators, advocates fear repeal of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 will kill services for special needs children and halt the requirement that meals be highnutrition, depriving low-income children.INSIDE: What H.R. 610 might eliminate. A10PBY KATHY GREYFlorida Weekly Correspondent SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYCollier Freedom, the non-partisan organizers of the Naples Womens March on Washington held the day after President Trumps inauguration in January, hosts a screening of the film 984 at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at Silverspot Cinema in Mercato. David Goldstein, Collier County president of the ACLU, will make opening remarks and conduct a Q&A afterward. When I first read 984, as a kid growing up in the 1950s, I didnt think I would be worried about living in a dystopian society in 2017, Mr. Goldstein says. Actually, I had no idea what dystopia meant back then, but I do now. The local screening is among more than 180 screenings that will take place at art house movie theaters across the country in 165 cities and 43 states plus five cities in Canada. The April 4 date was chosen because it is the day that Winston Smith, the protagonist in George Orwells landmark dystopian novel 984, begins his fight against an oppressive government by keeping a forbidden diary. Published in 1949, the book is required reading in many high schools and remains on the Modern Library List of 100 Best Novels. In it, Mr. Orwell coined the phrase Big Brother is watching you and the terms doublethink and newspeak. 984 has particular resonance today when telephones and smart TVs can seemingly be transformed
A2 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY EXPLORE DESIGNER FURNISHINGS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NAPLES SHOWROOM 7200 TRAIL BOULEVARD239.598.3330STORES IN FT. MYERS, PINELLAS PARK, SARASOTA & TARPON SPRINGSmatterbrothersfurniture.com INQUIRE ABOUT COMPLIMENTARY IN-HOME DESIGN SERVICES COMMENTARYTen years a nativeI consider it my best hat trick: About 500 columns have appeared under my byline in this space, one a week for 10 years. Coincidentally Ive remained married and stayed alive. Thats 500 weeks as a paid hot-air bag. Thats 500 ideas, 500 reflections, 500 opinions about issues and events, about living honorably, about managing or leading. About being an American, a man, a woman (Im no expert), an alien (Im an expert), a parent, a child. About sex. About art. About wilderness. About home life. About love. Sure, about politics and religion, too. I wasnt confident I could muster the words for four or five columns let alone 500 when I started, but writing is like drawing: You come to understand what you already know. Or you begin to see what you already glimpsed. On April 5, 2007 exactly two days after my oldest son, Evan, turned 27 (hes a Florida Weekly writer, now) and one day after my youngest son, Nash, turned 5 (and fell off our donkey, breaking his collarbone) I announced my intention to join a club: the Native Florida club. And why not? I wrote in that inaugural issue and my first-ever column. Last week I counted no less than three NATIVE FLORDA bumper stickers, all of them on pickups. I wondered: Why should an accident of birth tag me with any particular label? If I have to shave my head, plug my cheek with tobacco, drive a Ford F350 with a BEEF bumper sticker and shoot hogs at dawn or dusk, Ill do it. Well, maybe Ill do it. By the way, I added, not one of the drivers looked anything at all like a Calusa or even a Seminole Indian, but how can you judge a book by its cover? Im sure they were really, truly NATIVE. I trust them on that because their trucks are so big. I still havent made the list of those who can call themselves NATIVE FLORIDA, even after trying for 10 years. But my potent little print baby has. Born here, Florida Weekly pulled itself up by the ink-straps (if not the bootstraps), like any self-respecting native. In that newborn edition, the co-owner and executive editor, Jeff Cull a Naval Academy graduate and now retired Navy commander who flew jets off carriers and later became a fine investigative reporter also had two bylines. Talk about a hat trick. Heres how his lead story began. Main headline: Millions in cash unclaimed: State has $17 million for thousands in Lee. Lead sentence: Florida has $17 million in cash to give back to Lee County residents and businesses all you have to do is ask. No wonder we survived the recession. No wonder Florida Weekly became a robust model of solid reporting and storytelling for more than 200,000 readers across eight editions, each week: We showed readers there was money in the news business, not just stylish storytelling. Still is, and thats why advertisers embrace us. Our readers are smart, ambitious, successful men and women who pay attention, and who prosper from paying attention. Advertisers can do no better than tapping into an entire market of them. That said, let me also say this: Columnists are not always embraced by readers, and thus not by advertisers especially if they adopt the unvanquished and unvarnished principle of the great Chicago writer and humorist, Finley Peter Dunne. The job of the newspaper, Dunne once wrote in the Chicago Evening Post, is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. Asking questions (the business of news reporters), or offering opinions (the business of columnists), will indisputably afflict the comfortable from time to time. But most Americans understand that, including Florida Weekly readers and advertisers. They like learning and knowing, as it turns out, even if it makes them a little uncomfortable. They dont have to agree with us or with me (my opinions do not necessarily reflect those of the papers owners). Instead, theyll make up their own minds, thank you very much. We count on that. I imagine that was how Finley Peter Dunne looked at it, too. As a writer who exposed affectation and hypocrisy through undercutting humor and common sense, in the words of one reviewer, he lucked into some great readers, as I have. In his case, Theodore Roosevelt happened to be a frequent target of Dunnes columns and a devoted reader, a history remembered in The Almanac of Theodore Roosevelt. When Dunnes critical columns became a litmus test of public opinion, they were read at presidential cabinet meetings. Mr. Roosevelt once wrote to Dunne: I regret to state that my family and intimate friends are delighted with your review of my book. Now I think you owe me one; and I shall expect that when you next come east you pay me a visit. I have long wanted the chance of making your acquaintance.Florida Weekly readers are often like that: gracious in all weathers, with a sense of humor and tolerance. Even the ones who are, in fact, native Floridians. Theyll likely understand why Ive adopted the strategy of my wife, The News-Press writer Amy Bennett Williams: Shes now NATIVE FLORIDA by love and choice, rather than birth (Illinois in her case, Colorado in mine). Her Florida, as I wrote a decade ago in that first column, is a state of both principle and geography. Ill call it the 51st State. Maybe I should have that bumper sticker made up, then slap the thing on her car: NATIVE FLORIDA, 51st STATE. Look for it on local roads soon. Be proud. Youre probably a native, too. o s a h a a W roger WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com
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A4 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 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 OPINIONA Mad Max worldPresident Trump is only about halfway through his first 100 days, but you cant discount the brevity of his tenure as a measure of its effects. It is an object lesson in how badly things can go at the highest level of government when a nation loses its moral compass. It is a sin to which we all are vulnerable. It could, for example, explain why Christianity is in decline in America. Too many Christians have forgotten how to behave and act like one. Moral disconnects often produce contradictions in behavior, attitudes and values. We see evidence of this as the conservative majority in Congress lumbers toward destroying the nations social safety net and shreds environmental protections. There can be no genuine regard for the sanctity of life if its loudest proponents willingly destroy the planet upon which all life depends. Neither are the pious credible who spout The Golden Rule, even as they would up-end the lives of 24 million vulnerable people the poor, the old, the young, the disabled by denying them health care as a human right, all the while shilling for silver for the rich. It is a slippery slope. Can America be made great or safe again by insulting those to whom we have historically given our trust and protection and who reciprocate with trust and protection in kind? By design or default, we impugn the integrity of our friends and do injury to our global alliances. The injection of uncertainty frays the fragile bonds protecting us all from global disaster. We treat contracts of conscience as if they mean nothing. So, if push comes to shove and sides must be taken, which nations will heed our call? Will we heed the call of others? What will be the measure of our loyalty and faithfulness to our democratic values and the country for which they stand? Only for so long as it is convenient? Which side are we on and will it be just we who are on it? Our president announces the rebirth of nationalism and lock-down time in America. The country is to gird itself in the military, build walls and keep the world at bay. National security is a wedge with which to dismantle the commonwealth upon which a civil society depends arts, culture, humanities, education and public spaces. Clean air and water are expendable. Fear makes us malleable in the hands of conspirators who traffic in dark and dystopian ideas It fuels militarization of a civilian army and promotes the plausibility of a civilian war. It feeds the insistence we outlaw gun-free zones and permit universal access to military-style weapons. It usurps thou shalt not kill and replaces it with thou shalt stand your ground. These seismic shifts signal the dawning of a Mad Max world in the Age of the Anthropocene. Though scientists dont suggest this newly proposed, human epoch begins with Trumps presidency, every indication is he will accelerate its worst consequences. Some months ago, Damien Carrington of The Guardian reported that a group of scientists said it was time to acknowledge the profound effect of humans on the Earth. They recommended to the International Geological Congress that it officially declare the end of Holocene, the current epoch, and the beginning of the Anthropocene. They argue the Holocene epoch encapsulates 12,000 years of stable climate since the last ice age during which all human civilization developed. But things have gone downhill rapidly since, they say, starting about 1950, driven by carbon dioxide emissions, sea level rise, deforestation, global mass extinctions and unchecked development. Oddly, because chickens are the globes most prevalent bird, chicken bones will be the future fossils that most define Anthropocene. Other markers are radioactive elements in the atmosphere from nuclear bombs and the ubiquity of plastic, concrete and toxic chemicals in our environments. Assuming scientists reach consensus and formally establish Anthropocene, American baby boomers have a front row seat on humans advancing Earths decline and share responsibility in hastening it, at least in this country. Consider that President Trumps proposed 2018 budget includes a reduction in overall funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by $2.6 billion or 31 percent. The cuts eliminate 3,200 jobs within the agency and axes programs to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, the Great Lakes and waterways critical to sustaining clean water supplies for future generations of Americans. As for climate change research and climate-related initiatives, forget about it. This proposal has not yet come to pass. But its trajectory is alarming, even if these proposals arent approved. Those defending the cuts say they allow the feds to return funding responsibility of other programs to local and state governments. It brought to mind Flint, Mich., and we know how well that went. Anthropocene means the consequences are global of human beings continuing to act as if they have a blank check to abuse the planet at will. Unless we change our spendthrift ways, more than the planet is threatened. Leslie Lilly is a native Floridian. Her professional career spans more than 25 years leading major philanthropic institutions in the South and Appalachia. She writes frequently on issues of politics, public policy and philanthropy, earning national recognition for her leadership in the charitable sector. She resides with her family and pugs in Jupiter. Email her at email@example.com and read past blog posts on Tumblr at llilly15.Tumblr.com.How the GOP crackup happensEditors Note: House Republicans pulled legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act Friday afternoon.Less than two weeks after the unveiling of the GOP Obamacare replacement, the party is already staring into the abyss. The bill has had the worst rollout of any major piece of legislation in memory, and failure is very much an option. If the proposal falters, it will be a political debacle that could poison President Donald Trumps relationship with Congress for the duration. That relationship is awkward and tenuous, a product of how the Republican sweep of 2016 was won on separate tracks. Trump tore up many Republican orthodoxies and found a different way to unlock the electoral map. Congressional Republicans more or less stuck with the usual script. As a result, there is no significant Trumpist wing in Congress. And there was no offthe-shelf Trump legislation that Congress could begin on immediately. In the campaign, Trump identified a constituency and a message, but the agenda often was symbolic (Mexico will pay for the wall) or nebulous (negotiating better trade deals). The natural reflex, then, was to defer to the Republican leadership in Congress, whose priorities are Obamacare repeal and tax reform. It is true that Trump promised to deliver on both, but neither was part of his core message or won over marginal Trump voters. For now, it is in the interest of both Congress and Trump to make their shotgun marriage work. If the health bill falters in the House, though, it will be the most fraught moment of GOP tension since the release of the Access Hollywood tape. Except the question wont be whether congressmen and senators dump Trump, but whether Trump dumps them. Even more than most politicians, Trump has no interest in owning failure. The explanation of the president and his supporters wont be that he backed a flawed strategy and bill in the House and paid the price. It will be that he was stabbed in the back. He went along with a GOP establishment politics that doesnt understand or care about Trump voters, and he can never make that mistake again. Theres almost no question that Trump would win any blame game. He would have the larger megaphone, and much sharper elbows. He could instantly define Paul Ryan as a creature of the Washington swamp and decide to triangulate away from the GOP Congress rather than work with it. This would mean Trump would be a president not without a party necessarily, but without a Congress. It would make major legislative accomplishments impossible, although if Obamacare repeal-and-replace fails, that might be the reality regardless. Some skeptics of the Ryan bill hope that its defeat will allow the party to quickly move on to tax reform. But tax legislation wont be any easier. It, too, is highly complex and will disappoint populists when it emerges that the Republican template for reform doesnt take much account of the interests of working-class voters. It is better for everyone that Obamacare repeal-and-replace succeed. Ryan should amend his bill to, among other things, get the coverage numbers up and make it a sturdier vehicle for the turbulence ahead. The alternative is a defeat that may precipitate a nasty, perhaps enduring, split in a party desperate to paper over its divisions. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. T s ( ( t w rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly a v s n b o leslieLILLYllilly@floridaweekly.com
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In a troubling piece in The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Gelernter writes: U.S. colleges are failing. They spend more every year to finance their growing administrations and pass the bill to students Over 90 percent of U.S. colleges will be gone within the next generation, as the higher-education world inevitably flips over and sinks. His assessment: Many colleges do well teaching technical topics like mathematics, engineering, science. In the first phase of the big sink, local colleges will make a pitch for smart students by strengthening their tech sides, throwing out their arts and humanities departments. Mr. Gelernter is on sound ground. Graduates of those arts and humanities departments cant find jobs. Besides the problems of skyrocketing tuition and crushing student debt, there is a terrible mismatch between education and employment. Anthropology major? Forget about it. History major? Go on to law school. Where there are jobs, there arent enough trained applicants. In 2014, only 18 percent of college graduates took degrees in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, math) where jobs abound. Some 1.8 million openings are projected for 2018. What about the college itself? Does it make a difference? Based on employer surveys, it doesnt. The field matters more than the school. Engineering trumps Ivy League. In STEM fields, graduates from mid-tier colleges earn just as much after 10 years as graduates from elite schools. A handful of well-endowed universities (perhaps 10-12) will likely weather the downturn and escape Mr. Gelertners apocalypse. But most state schools, dependent on taxpayer funding, dont have that luxury. With budgets down, legislatures are looking for a return on their dwindling dollars. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 33 states base at least part of their funding on performance four-year graduation rates or percent of graduates in STEM fields or college cost per degree. Florida is one of the states that take performance into account when apportioning money. For example, Florida Gulf Coast University could lose up to $8 million in state funding in 2017-18 because of poor performance scores. Our legislators in Tallahassee are right to be concerned. Education is a crucial economic driver. A state panel last year said that in order to ensure a robust future, 55 percent of Floridas working-age population should have a college degree or professional certificate by 2025, when 64 percent of the jobs will require education beyond high school. (That number now stands at 47 percent.) With the state adding more than 300,000 new residents a year, that will be a tall order. Unfortunately, many schools arent helping themselves. Cloaked in liberal politics that permeates the classroom, colleges seem intent on frightening away donors. Tolerating and even encouraging misbehavior, schools are spawning a generation of self-absorbed students who brook no opinions other than their own. Consider the following. A Harvard professors classroom was invaded and trashed by screaming students who didnt like what he was teaching. Wesleyan students tried to shut down the campus newspaper for printing an op-ed critical of Black Lives Matter. Muslim students forced the University of Michigan to scrap the screening of An American Sniper, arguing it propagated the myth that terrorism comes mostly from Muslims.Campus riots forced the resignation of the University of Missouris president because of his alleged insensitivity to racial slurs. Student hooligans at Middlebury physically attacked faculty trying to protect conservative speaker Charles Murray, sending one woman to the hospital. Free speech? Forget about it. Adding to the problem is our old friend, political correctness. American Scholar recently ran a piece on PC and the role it plays in intimidating students: A Chinese-American student afraid to voice her non-feminist views. Another persecuted because she proclaimed her Christianity and went to church on Sundays. Still another stigmatized for wearing moccasins, an act of so-called cultural appropriation. (My collegiate granddaughter tells of women derided at UConn for wearing hoop earrings because those women are appropriating Hispanic culture.) Crazy? You bet. Its hard to believe this kind of foolishness goes on while colleges are fighting for their very survival. But there is some good news. Ill finish on an encouraging note. The Florida legislature is doing its best to find money to expand Bright Futures scholarships and make state schools more affordable. Continuing emphasis on STEM majors is gradually realigning education with jobs. Estimates show that within five years, unfilled jobs will have dropped by at least 50 percent. And colleges are starting to rein in student mobs. Even at embattled Middlebury, the faculty suggested free speech should be given a try. Maybe there is a glimmer of hope. A few fingers in the dike. A Ph.D. chemist, Naples resident Dave Trecker retired as a senior vice president at Pfizer. He is a founder of the Collier Citizens Council. Follow his blog at www. theresidentscorner.com.TRECKER
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A8 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Celebrate Earth Day! Fun for the Whole family! Supporting SponsorsClassroom Exhibitors Every Day is Earth Day! 1495 Smith Preserve Way | Naples, FL 34102 | 239.430.2466 | www.conservancy.org LIVE MUSIC, LIVE ANIMAL PROGRAMS, BOAT TOURS, FACE PAINTING, FOOD, EXHIBITORSWine festival awards $12.25 million in grants SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThirty-four of the most effective nonprofit organizations in Collier County, as well as five long-term strategic initiatives that fill fundamental gaps in childrens services here, received grants totaling more than $12.25 million as a result of the 2017 Naples Winter Wine Festival. The funds will support a wide variety of programs and organizations that improve the physical, emotional and educational lives of children in Collier County. The annual grants award ceremony took place recently at Bay Colony Golf Club, hosted by trustees of the Naples Children & Education Foundation, founders of the annual wine fest. Of the $12.25 million awarded this year, more than $3 million will support five multi-partner, multi-year strategic initiatives that are fundamentally changing service delivery for the countys most vulnerable children. The initiatives are the result of studies commissioned by NCEF in 2005, 2010 and 2015 that identified significant gaps in basic services for the children of Collier County. Knowing that solutions to these problems would require the resources and expertise of many in the community, NCEF convened a coalition of partners to work together in innovative ways. This years Fund a Need received $1.6 million thanks to the kindness of those who raised their paddles during the Naples Winter Wine Festival. These funds will ensure that all children receive the high-quality, in-depth medical attention they deserve in the areas of mental health, oral health, primary care and vision. In addition, more than $7.5 million in grants were awarded to 34 nonprofits, including three organizations that had not been previously funded by NCEF, to continue their critical work with at-risk and underprivileged children in Collier County. Heres who received what: ABLE Academy, $250,000; Angels Undercover, $50,000; Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast, $93,500; Boys and Girls Club of Collier County, $950,000; Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, $150,000; Catholic Charities, $225,000; Childrens Advocacy Center, $490,000; Collier Child Care Resources $100,000; Conservancy of Southwest Florida, $22,000; Florida SouthWestern State College, $102,000; FlourishNow Inc. Safe Families (firsttime recipient), $100,000; Friends of Foster Children Forever, $325,000; Fun Time Early Childhood Academy, $157,000; Garguilo Education Center, $85,000; Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples, $200,000; Grace Place for Children & Families, $330,000; Greater Marco Family YMCA, $365,000; Greater Naples YMCA, $200,000; Guadalupe Center, $810,000; Immokalee Childcare Center, $230,000; Legal Aid Service of Collier County, $410,000; Literacy Volunteers of Collier County (first-time recipient), $55,000; MusicScores!, $50,000; Naples Botanical Garden, $63,000; Naples Equestrian Challenge, $200,000; Redlands Christian Migrant Association, $415,000; Safe and Healthy Childrens Coalition, $52,000; Special Olympics, $75,000; St. Matthews House, $42,000; The Immokalee Foundation, $200,000; The Shelter for Abused Women & Children, $320,000; United Arts Council, $50,000; Valeries House (first-time recipient), $50,000; and Youth Haven, $350,000. The five strategic initiatives received the following: Early learning, $1,417,175; mental health, $305,000; oral health, $70,000; out of school time, $1,000,000; and vision, $250,000. The $1,646,889 generated for Fund a Need brought the total awarded during the grants ceremony to $12,255,564. An additional $2,863,742 from the 2017 festival will be reserved in a fund for future programs and strategic initiatives. The total raised by the 2017 festival is $15,119,306. For more information, visit www.napleswinefestival.com. 2017 Naples Winter Wine Festival co-chairs Scott Lutgert, Simone Lutgert, Bill Cary, Debbi Cary and Denise Cobb. Dave Gibbons, NCEF chairman of the board, at the grants awards ceremony. Susie McCurry, chair of the 2017 NCEF Grant Committee, congratulating the newest recipients at the awards ceremony. Three nonprofits this year are first-time recipients.LOUIS VENNE / COURTESY PHOTOS
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A10 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYbased on the principle that it will take a combination of parents, caregivers, providers, educators, legislators and the community to address the special needs of the growing population of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. The provisions of ESEA have played a big part in helping me to advocate for my sons in our school district, Mrs. Boyd says. They would not have made the progress they have without them, (or without) my knowledge of how to force the district to adhere to them. ESEA is the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, considered to be the most far-reaching federal legislation ever passed by Congress affecting elementary and secondary public school education. H.R. 610, a bill introduced Jan. 23 to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce and sponsored by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) and co-sponsored by Rep. Andy Harris (R-Maryland) and Rep. Trent Franks (R-Arizona), would repeal the act. This has resulted in public uproar on social media, particularly on behalf of students with exceptional needs. H.R. 610 makes no reference to safeguarding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, and its provisions for a free and appropriate public education for students with special needs. While the language of H.R. 610 does not specifically mention IDEA or free and appropriate public education, it is not a far leap to worry about (its repeal), too. Mrs. Boyd says. The major concern with H.R. 610 is that it repeals ESEA, which I find unthinkable. Though the organization Kimberly McCarten serves takes no public stand on school vouchers, Ms. McCarten agrees. As president and CEO of The Arc of Palm Beach County, a provider of services, education and advocacy for children and adults with developmental disabilities, Ms. McCarten says, We are concerned that the current version of H.R. 610 lacks essential protections for students with disabilities. This bill makes no reference to IDEA, which guarantees free and appropriate public education.ESEA and IDEAESEA was authorized in 1965 as part of President Lyndon B. Johnsons War on Poverty, in an effort to serve the educational needs of historically neglected students by funding the reformation of public schools. The U.S. government has reauthorized the act every five years since, introducing various revisions in its subtitles, and sometimes renaming the act. (In 2001, President George W. Bush reauthorized ESEA and renamed it No Child Left Behind. In the 2015 reauthorization, President Barack Obama renamed it Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA. Because of its historical significance, the 52-yearold act will be referred to as ESEA in this story.) In 1969, Richard Nixon signed ESEA amendments that included Title VI, dedicated to the education of individuals with disabilities. Though it is an act separate from ESEA, the IDEA, originated in 1975 as Education for All Handicapped Children. Like ESEA, it has undergone a number of revisions, including the name change to IDEA in 1990. For children with special needs, ESEA provides protections, among them: alternative standards and assessments; appropriate accommodations (including assistive technology); and comprehensive diagnostic reporting. IDEAs protections include the assurance of a free, appropriate public education tailored to individual needs; an individualized education program; education in the least restrictive environment; and appropriate evaluation; among other provisions. Because the two acts provide protections and assurances for students with special needs, it is understandable that parents and guardians might be concerned ESEAs repeal could mean the eradication of IDEA, as well. Though H.R. 610 indicates nothing about IDEA, it is the very absence of mention that is most disconcerting to those most affected by ESEAs repeal. And because ESEA emphasizes equal access to education for students with disabilities and others, it sets standards for accountability so that no child is left behind and every student succeeds, as former presidents Bush and Obama would have it. If ESEA is repealed as part of H.R. 610s proposed voucher program, the implications for students with disabilities are unclear, and the promise of this population attaining the highest level of educational success possible could be more nebulous than ever.Florida Weekly reached out to parents, advocates, teachers, institutions of higher learning and Florida lawmakers for comment about how repealing ESEA might affect students with disabilities. Although communication was exchanged with their offices, none of the lawmakers contacted provided statements about H.R. 610 and the repeal of ESEA.Sharon Boyd: Parent and advocateMrs. Boyd (founder of Parents in Action, www.parentsinactioninc.org) provided Florida Weekly the following synopsis:Losing the provisions of the ESEA would move us more than 40 years backward in special education advocacy in a time when we are just seeing some groundbreaking decisions coming out of the Supreme Court. We are still fighting for the most basic rights on local fronts, especially in areas such as Southwest Florida. We are advocating child by child, district by district, for access to general education curriculum, specialized curriculum, inclusion, against restraint and seclusion and accurate reporting of when it is used and proper training of staff. Special Education programs in Southwest Florida schools are woefully underfunded because the monies to the regular education programs are also woefully underfunded. A voucher system does not take into consideration the additional costs of educating individuals with special needs. The additional costs must be met by parents, and if the parents are unable, private schools will not be an option. This leaves them with public schools that will have even less funding than before or homeschooling. Homeschooling often is not an option for kids with special needs because their parents do not have the specialized training to meet their needs. This brings us back to the elimination of ESEA, because one of the provisions being lost is the access to evidencebased interventions and general education curriculum. Basically, our kids with special needs will have no rights to make progress in their education. We, as a nation, will no longer be responsible for our most vulnerable citizens education beyond the very minimum. This is the beginning of a very slippery slope.The educator of educatorsDoug Carothers, Ed.D., associate professor and chairman of the Department of Teacher Education at Florida Gulf Coast University, believes the social media concern about repealing ESEA, should H.R. 610 become law, bears consideration. Mr. Carothers also BILLFrom page 1Immediately after introducing H.R. 610 as the Choices in Education Act of 2017, the bills first subparagraph addresses neither vouchers nor student nutrition. Instead, it reads: Repeal The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. This has resulted in public uproar on social media, particularly on behalf of students with exceptional needs.WHITE HOUSE PRESS PHOTOPresident Lyndon B. Johnson addresses the crowd after signing of the Elementary and Secondary Education Bill. Seated next to him is Kate Deadrich Loney (his first school teacher). Lady Bird Johnson, Lynda Bird Johnson, Sen. Carl Albert and Sen. Eugene McCarthy are seated to the presidents left in the photograph. H.R. 610>> H.R. 610 was introduced Jan. 23 to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. It was sponsored by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) and co-sponsored by Andy Harris (R-Maryland) and Trent Franks (R-Arizona), To distribute federal funds for elementary and secondary education in the form of vouchers for eligible students and to repeal a certain rule relating to nutrition standards in schools. >> Immediately after introducing H.R. 610 as the Choices in Education Act of 2017, the bills rst subparagraph addresses neither vouchers nor student nutrition. Instead, it reads: Repeal The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. This has resulted in public uproar on social media, particularly on behalf of students with exceptional needs. >> Of grave concern to many Americans are the consequences of eradicating The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, considered to be the most farreaching federal legislation ever passed by Congress affecting elementary and secondary public school education. >> The most recent version of ESEA is presented in a 449-page PDF document. Find it at www2.ed.gov/about/of ces/list/ oii/nonpublic/eseareauth.pdf. KING HARRIS FRANKS MCCARTEN CAROTHERS COURTESY PHOTOSharon Boyd with sons Adam, left, and Austin.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 NEWS A11serves FGCUs Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Culture in its College of Education. He calls H.R. 610s proposed voucher legislation ridiculous. It seems like a clear attack on public education, without having the courage to come right out and say it, he says. It seems to me that one of the largest issues in relation to the education of students with disabilities is that there is no requirement that they be accepted by private schools. This, he says, would leave an option for private schools to accept only students who are easiest to serve, leaving students with special needs, for example, to be served by public schools. And that, he says, would leave public schools increasingly challenged and underfunded. He also notes that the bill does not require public or private schools to provide services to special needs students from ages 3-21. This means that students with disabilities would not receive the same duration of services required by IDEA, he notes. Without scouring every possible exception, it looks like the social media claims are largely true, he says. I can clearly state that I consider this a bad law for our public schools, our children and for the future of our nation. A battle-scarred momRegardless of any acts provisions, there are always exceptions. A Fort Myers mother who wishes to remain anonymous has battle scars from dealing with her sons autism and securing what is best for him, physically, educationally and residentially. Well refer to her as Mrs. Phillips, and to her son as Nate. When Nate became increasingly violent at home and every intervention failed, Mrs. Phillips was forced to make the most difficult decision of her life: to find a suitable placement for her young teenage son in a group home. She found the perfect place for him, where he now lives happily and attends public school. Its the first time hes ever loved school, Mrs. Phillips says about Nates Leon County educational environment. As she makes the six-hour commute to visit Nate one weekend out of every month, she sometimes reflects on a the most anxiety-ridden period of her life: when her son lived at home and needed constant supervision when the rest of the family lived in fear of Nates aggression when she tried time after time to find suitable school placement for him in the areas public schools and when a school administrator dug her fingernails into Nates arm. All the while, IDEA, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, was in place. The school system covered the bare minimum requirements of IDEA, Mrs. Phillips says. Yes, I had someone say bare minimum in an IEP, she says about one individual education program meeting. But she is quick to say that there are some amazing ESE teachers in Lee County, some who were scolded for actually trying to help my son get what he needed. A bill, Mrs. Phillips concludes, is only as good as the people implementing it. Advocating to move forwardLeigh Anna Nowak holds a masters degree in social work and is a consultant with the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities-USF at Florida Gulf Coast University. Currently under U.S. law, a system with public education ensures all students receive a free and appropriate public education, Ms. Nowak says, meaning schools have to provide the resources available to support all learners, including those with disabilities. That said, she is concerned about H.R. 610. The voucher system proposed under this bill seems not to be set up for diverse learners, especially those with disabilities. Some may argue this bill, as written, could create a voucher system that may cause privately segregated schools. Many, many people have struggled for years to eliminate barriers that prevent the equity, diversity and inclusion of persons with disabilities. They have strived for society and the educational system to presume competence, value social roles, allow participation beside same-age peers, and be taught with the general curriculum using accommodations and modifications. By eliminating (ESEA), with no replacing legislation, it could be argued that the progress of persons with disabilities toward gaining basic human rights may be set back as far as 1965, when the legislation was passed. Ms. Nowak also is concerned that the reduction and accountability for the use of seclusion and restraint for students with special needs would lose the footing it has gained in the last 10 years. Without ESEA, she says, future progress may be halted.Refusing to go backNaples resident Lois Carme is an educator and juris doctor who has been working with the exceptional needs population for decades, since she was an undergraduate student at Regis College in the Boston area. When I read H.R. 610, it looks as though the major thing someone should be concerned about is the nutritional requirements. But that is the only thing it says about nutrition. It is completely deceitful. Indeed, H.R. 610s wording indicates repealing a certain rule relating to nutrition, and then proposes repealing ESEA. Its an absolute outrage for children with disabilities, Ms. Carme says. What do we, as citizens, do about this? How can people get past this paragraph that will be detrimental to all children? And now what do we do? Have them sit in a corner and be quiet and not be kept to the standards of other children? Youll see a trickledown effect from the legal system. Ive seen it. When you dont have proper education and programs, when youre cutting corners, these students will probably be getting into situations they shouldnt be getting into. Take away the provisional education and youll have a higher dropout level; children in trouble because they had nothing else to do. Thats been my experience because Ive seen it on the legal side. What they are proposing is beyond disgraceful and, Im hoping, illegal. These guys want to eliminate ESEA? No.The lifelong advocateSue Izeman is a board certified behavior analyst (Tallahassee certification board) and licensed behavior analyst practicing in New York and New Jersey. She earned her Ph.D. in developmental psychology in 1991 and has worked with special needs students, particularly those with autism, for more than 35 years. You have to be over 50 to really appreciate what the impact will be on children with disabilities if ESEA is repealed, Ms. Izeman says. There was no federal mandate for free and appropriate education. Some children with disabilities got educated, but many did not. And many children stayed at home, with minimal access to any education at all. Without the framework from the Federal Department of Education, states and school districts could choose who they would educate, and could choose the quality of that education, she adds. Federal laws, ESEA and IDEA, changed that, providing guidelines for the appropriate education of all children. If ESEA is repealed, and the states are given Block Grants to do with what they will, students with disabilities and their families will lose all the protections that the current law provides. And if H.R. 610 becomes law, she says, students with disabilities will no longer have a right to a free education, nor a right to an appropriate one. This will be devastating to the children, and will set our educational system back 50 years. You have to be over 50 to really appreciate what the impact will be on children with disabilities if ESEA is repealed ... There was no federal mandate for free and appropriate education. Some children with disabilities got educated, but many did not. And many children stayed at home, with minimal access to any education at all. Sue Izeman, board certified behavior analystIZEMAN NOWAK CARME PAUL MORSE / WHITE HOUSE PHOTO Visiting Hamilton High School in Hamilton, Ohio, Jan. 8, 2002, President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act. On hand for the signing are Rep. George Miller (D-California, far left), Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Massachusetts, center left), Secretary of Education Rod Paige (center, behind President Bush) and Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio). Sen. Judd Gregg (R-New Hampshire) attended but is not pic tured. OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE PHOTO BY AMANDA LUCIDONPresident Barack Obama signs the Every Student Succeeds Act during a ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building South Court Auditorium on Dec. 10, 2015.
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A18 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 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. From page 1 Collier Freedom>> What: A grassroots non-partisan, nonpro t organization with a mission to create an inclusive community regardless of race, nationality, faith or sexual orientation for a common vision of freedom, equality and social justice for all. >> Info: Email email@example.com or follow Collier Freedom Movement on Facebook. into listening devices by state authorities and when alternative facts and distortions of truth seem to be the order of the day. That could be why, shortly after the recent U.S. election, the book experienced a resurgence of popularity, briefly shooting to No. 1 on the Amazon bestseller list. The original movie based on the book came out in 1956. The upcoming screening is of the 1984 version of the film, which stars John Hurt, Richard Burton and Suzanna Hamilton. Calling April 4 the National Day of Action, event organizers believe it is critically important to resist any attempts to curtail freedom of expression in our modern society. Organizers and participating theaters also strongly believe in supporting the National Endowment for the Arts and view any attempt to scuttle that program as an attack on free speech and creative expression through entertainment. Naples resident and filmmaker K.C. Schulberg, who serves on the steering committee for Collier Freedom, will introduce Mr. Goldberg before the screening at Silverspot. It is incumbent on all responsible citizens to hold their government accountable for transparency, for truth and for upholding the public trust, Mr. Schulberg says. Artists are entrusted with an additional responsibility: that of illuminating the human condition and, where necessary, combating injustice. 984, he adds, serves as a chilling reminder that without constant vigilance by an informed citizenry, authority can all too easily be co-opted to nefarious ends. Silverspot Cinemas is also screening 984 at its theaters in Coconut Creek on Floridas east coast an in Chapel Hill, N.C., as part of National Day of Action. Release Your Taxes event setIn addition to hosting the 984 screening on April 4, Collier Freedom invites all who want President Donald Trump to release his tax returns to take part in a Release Your Taxes march and rally from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at Cambier Park. Similar marches and rallies are planned in more than 120 U.S. cities in 42 states, and in six cities overseas. In Naples, the Release Your Taxes march will set out at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 15, from Cambier Park and follow Eighth Avenue across Third Street and to Fifth Avenue and back to the park. Before reentering Cambier Park, marchers will file in front of the Downtown Naples Post Office and drop postcards with a message demanding that President Trump release his tax returns. After the march, the rally will include speakers Mark Cohn, a whitecollar criminal defense attorney whose expertise covers tax evasion, financial crimes, securities fraud and bank fraud; and Yudy Barbera, chair of the Collier Democratic Party. Tamara Paquette, president of the Democratic Womens Club, will serve as emcee. Participants are encouraged to dress like an accountant (white shirt, black vest, armband and visor). Visors will be available for purchase, and armbands will be distributed free of charge. Live music and a childrens Easter egg hunt will also take place in the park following the march. In January, after Mr. Trump assumed the presidency, his team announced he would not release his tax returns, claiming that the people didnt care. But an ABC News/Washington Post poll showed that 74 percent of Americans, including more than half of Republicans, want to see the presidents tax returns. GOLDSTEIN Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile.Its FREE!Search Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today. Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.com Got Download?The iPad App iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved.
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SEAFOOD TOO!Location, location, locationA highlight of the recent upmarket surge in Brooklyn, N.Y., as a residential and retail favorite, was the asking price for an ordinary parking space in the garage at 845 Union Street in the Park Slope neighborhood: $300,000 (also carrying a $240-a-month condominium fee and $50 monthly taxes). Thats similar to the price of actual one-bedroom apartments in less ritzy Brooklyn neighborhoods like Gravesend (a few miles away).Compelling explanationsSaginaw, Mich., defense lawyer Ed Czuprynski had beaten a felony DUI arrest in December, but was sentenced to probation on a lesser charge in the incident, and among his restrictions was a prohibition on drinking alcohol which Czuprynski acknowledged in March that he has since violated at least twice. However, at that hearing (which could have meant jail time for the violations), Czuprynski used the opportunity to beg the judge to remove the restriction altogether, arguing that he cant be effective as a lawyer unless he is able to have a drink now and then. (At press time, the judge was still undecided.)Fine points of the lawResidents in southern Humboldt County, Calif., will vote in May on a proposed property tax increase to fund a community hospital in Garberville to serve a web of small towns in the scenic, sparsely populated region, and thanks to a county judges March ruling, the issue will be explained more colorfully. Opponent Scotty McClure was initially rebuffed by the registrar when he tried to distribute, as taxpayer-funded special elections material, contempt for Measure W by including the phrase (insert fart smell here) in the description. The registrar decried the damage to election integrity by such vulgarity, but Judge Timothy Cissna said state law gives him jurisdiction only over false or misleading electioneering language.Cant possibly be true News of the Weird has written several times (as technology progressed) about Matt McMullens RealDoll franchise the San Marcos, California, engineers richly detailed flexible silicone mannequins that currently sell for $5,500 and up (more with premium custom features). Even before the recent success of the very humanish, artificially intelligent (AI) android hosts on TVs Westworld, McMullen revealed that his first AI doll, Harmony, will soon be available with a choice of 12 personalities, including intellectualism and wit, to mimic an emotional bond to add to the sexual. A recent University of London conference previewed a near future when fake women routinely provide uncomplicated relationships for lonely (or disturbed) men. Scientists at Columbia University and the New York Genome Center announced that they have digitally stored (and retrieved) a movie, an entire computer operating system and a $50 gift card on a single drop of DNA. In theory, wrote the researchers in the journal Science, they might store, on one gram of DNA, 215 petabytes (i.e., 215 million gigabytes enough to run, say, 10 million HD movies) and could reduce all the data housed in the Library of Congress to a small cube of crystals. An office in the New York City government, suspicious of a $5,000 payment to two men in the 2008 City Council election of Staten Islands Debi Rose, opened an investigation, which at $300 an hour for the special prosecutor, has now cost the city $520,000, with his final bill still to come. Despite scant evidence and multiple opportunities to back off, the prosecutor relentlessly conducted months-long grand jury proceedings, fought several court appeals, had one 23-count indictment almost immediately crushed by judges, and enticed state and federal investigators to (fruitlessly) take on the Staten Island case. In March, the citys Office of Court Administration finally shrugged and closed the case.IroniesA chain reaction of fireworks in Tultepec, Mexico, in December had made the San Pablito pyro marketplace a scorched ruin, with more than three dozen dead and scores injured, leaving the town to grieve and, in March, to solemnly honor the victims with even more fireworks. Tultepec is the center of Mexicos fireworks industry, with 30,000 people dependent on explosives for a living. Wrote The Guardian, Gunpowder is in their blood.Miscellaneous economic indicators(1) Bentley the cat went missing in Marina Del Rey, Calif., on Feb. 26 and as of press time had not been located despite a posted reward of $20,000. (A wanted photo is online, if youre interested.) (2) British snack food manufacturer Walkers advertised in February for a part-time professional chip taster, at the equivalent of $10.55 an hour. (3) An Australian state administrative tribunal awarded a $90,000 settlement after a cold-calling telemarketer sold a farm couple 2,000 ink cartridges (for their one printer) by repeated pitches.Least-competent criminalsOops! An officer in Harrington, Del., approaching an illegally parked driver at Liberty Plaza Shopping Center in March, had suspicions aroused when she gave him a name other than Keyonna Waters (which was the name on the employee name tag she was wearing). Properly identified, she was arrested for driving with a suspended license. NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDistributed by Universal Press Syndicate
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Copyright 2017, Miromar Development Corporation. Miromar Lakes is a registered service mark of Miromar Development Corporation. 03293017-0969SAN MARINO 19651 Marino Lake Circle, #18023 BR/2 BA + DEN Spacious First Floor Residence $305,000 SAN MARINO 10540 Marino Pointe Drive, #3012 BR/2 BA + DEN Fully Furnished w/Golf Course View $369,900 PORTOFINO 18145 Via Portono Way 4 BR/4 BA Waterfront Home w/Private Boat Dock $1,950,000 VALENCIA 10020 Valiant Court, #2023 BR/2 BA + DEN 2nd Fl. Residence w/Lake Views $405,000 BELLAMARE 18090 Via Bellamare Lane3 BR/3 BA + DEN Estate Home w/Lake View $1,595,000 TIVOLI 9948 Isola Way4 BR/3 BA + DEN Lake and Golf Course Views $510,000Visit MiromarLakes.com for more information and additional listings PORTO ROMANO 10339 Via Romano Court3 BR/2 BA + DEN Golf Course View w/Pool and Spa $469,000 ISOLA BELLA 10811 Isola Bella Court4 BR/5 BA Grand Estate Home w/Private Dock $3,495,000 OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, APRIL 2 1-4 P.M. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, APRIL 2 1-4 P.M. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, APRIL 2 1-4 P.M. MIRASOL 10721 Mirasol Drive #2013 BR/3 BA Beachfront Corner Residence $529,000 BEHIND THE WHEELHyundai Ioniq Hybrid is economy without boasting A decade ago, all a car had to do was have hybrid in its name to feel special. Since then the technology has become more economical and gas/electric power has gone mainstream. So as Hyundai introduces its Ioniq, it needs to be truly special to make a lasting impression. The name for this hatchback comes from the idea of collaborating an electrically charged ion with a unique vehicle. Ion + unique = Ioniq. And in a funny way, this Hyundai lives up to its somewhat odd moniker. The Ioniq is not one vehicle its actually a line of cars. The regular hybrid is arriving in dealer showrooms this month, and so thats where this review will focus. But a fully electric version will be available in limited quantities towards the summer, and a plug-in hybrid will be on sale before the end of the year. Because none of these are standard gasoline-only vehicles, Hyundai has given them a dedicated exterior design within its lineup. The face carries the same hexagonal grille and large side ducts with LED light markers seen elsewhere in the corporate family, but everything feels more streamlined. The rake of the lights, the hatchback profile, and even the special wheels all give hints that it wants to economically slip through the world with as little wind resistance as possible. But the overall impression is the Ioniq doesnt try to look special (a few valets might even confuse this with a Hyundai Elantra.) This ambiguity actually contributes to its uniqueness. After all, many dedicated hybrid vehicles out there like the Toyota Prius and Chevrolet Volt look different from the purely gas-powered machines. The Ioniqs design easily fits into the Hyundai family, and so drivers can save the Earth without having to look like Captain Planet everywhere they go. The story is similar on the inside, too. The Ioniq benefits from the same premium materials that go into the rest of Hyundais sedan lineup. And while other dedicated hybrid cars love to remind drivers about economy, this interior gives few clues that this is a hybrid other than a dedicated dial in the gauge panel. There are a few display screens that chart the flow between the gas and electric motors, but they have to be chosen specifically on the seven-inch touchscreen, or else it will just be a normal infotainment display. Also, just like a good Hyundai, the Ioniq comes loaded right out of the box. Besides the standard touchscreen, there is dual zone climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, a backup camera, and plenty of fingertip controls on the steering wheel. All of this comes on the base Blue model that starts at $23,035. The next package level adds $1,750 and includes more safety with blind sport detection and cross-traffic radar. That kind of pricing gets attention even from those who dont want to be eco-minded. And thats its true distinction. The Ioniq always feels like a normal car. Thats no small feat considering hybrids reduce weight wherever they can to help maximize fuel economy. So despite a crash diet, the Ioniqs doors still close with authority, the steering feels deliberate, and it doesnt get blown around by the wind. The 1.6-liter motor works with the AC electric motor for a combined output of 139 horsepower. As expected, this is no sports car. But the Ioniq isnt afraid to sacrifice economy for power when the time is right. That makes merging onto interstates and closing the traffic gaps happen without a second thought. And there are no red lights or wilting tree graphics from the dashboard to browbeat drivers who are indulgent with the gas. But those who drive this like it was intended will be rewarded. The Ioniq is rated at 55 to 58 mpg city/highway. Thats slightly more efficient than the benchmark Toyota Prius. Even under careful, real-world driving, our test car returned near those figures. Competitive price, competitive economy, and an eye towards mass appeal the Hyundai Ioniq is a gas/electric hybrid for all. And the plug-in and pure electric versions have a similar focus. This is a new approach to the green car market, and the true appeal is that you dont have to be green-minded to participate. mylesKORNBLATTmk@autominded.com Watch out for CCSO traffic deputiesHeres where Collier County Sheriffs Office deputies will be on traffic detail the week of April 3-7: Monday, April 3 Hunter Boulevard and 24th Avenue S.W.: Speeding Green and Logan boulevards: Redlight running Golden Gate and Wilson boulevards: Speeding Tuesday, April 4 Golden Gate Parkway and Sunshine Boulevard: Speeding Immokalee Road and I-75 northbound exit: Speeding U.S. 41 North and Strada Place: Aggressive driving Wednesday, April 5 Collier Boulevard at Oak Ridge Middle School: Aggressive driving Naples Boulevard and Airport-Pulling Road: Red-light running Orange Blossom Drive and Goodlette-Frank Road: Aggressive driving Thursday, April 6 Vanderbilt Beach Road and Vineyards Boulevard: Red-light running Collier Boulevard and Magnolia Pond Drive: Red-light running Estey Avenue at East Naples Middle School: Speeding Friday, April 7 Pine Ridge and Livingston roads: Red-light running Tropicana Boulevard and 32nd Avenue S.W.: Aggressive driving U.S 41 East and Collier Boulevard: Aggressive driving
A22 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Vanderbilt Beach Rd 91st Ave N Tamiami Trail N Tamiami Trail N9132 Strada PlPelican Ridge BlvdStrada PlaceMercato Dr for Cosmetic Dentistry Naples Center The Collier County alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority invites members and guests to its second annual Red Shoe Fashion Show & Luncheon at noon Saturday, April 1, at The Club at Mediterra. Runway fashions will be provided by Rebeccas of Naples. Tickets are $50, with proceeds benefitting programs for children and adults in Collier County. For reservations or more information, email Kim Artis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Naples Ship Modelers is an informal group dedicated to building wooden ship models. Members meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 1 and 15, at the Landmark Naples community in North Naples. Members should bring their works in progress and be prepared to share techniques and tips. All are invited to enjoy lunch afterward at Fitzgeralds. RSVP by emailing Joe Geithmann at joeearl42@ yahoo.com. For more information about the club, call Dick Ritchie at 594-0868 or email email@example.com. The Naples Civitan Club holds its seventh annual Civitan Shining Stars dinner dance at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at Artichoke and Co., 11920 Saradrienne Lane in Bonita Springs. Cost is $55 (cash bar). For reservations or more information, call 774-2623 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Antique Automobile Club of AmericaNaples Marco Region members meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 3 and 17, at First United Church of Naples, 388 First Ave. S. Visitors are always welcome. For general information about the club, call Paul Rhoads at 877-3228 or visit www.aacanaplesmarco.org. Tech4Good SWFL will discuss Social Media Surgery at its monthly meeting from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6340 Napa Woods Way, Naples. Members will gather for informal group discussions about using online technology tools such as Facebook and Twitter to communicate, campaign and collaborate. The free club is for staff and volunteers of non-profit organizations who want to learn more about using technology to advance their mission, community engagement and fundraising. Admission is free and a light dinner is served. RSVPs are requested via email to birgit. email@example.com. For more information, visit www.tech4goodswfl.org. The Naples chapter of Ikebana International meets Wednesday morning, April 5, in the FGCU Research Center at Naples Botanical Garden. Socializing begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by the business meeting at 10 a.m. and the program at 10:30 a.m. This months program, for which there is a $5 fee, is an Ohara Unleashed workshop with Mah Tavallali. Members will also hold a ginza marketplace to sell items from their collections. Election of board members for the coming year will also take place. All are welcome; membership in Ikebana International or Naples Botanical Garden is not required, but non-members are asked to RSVP by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.ikebananaples. com or follow Ikebana Naples on Facebook. The Naples branch of the English Speaking Union holds its annual meeting and luncheon Wednesday, April 5, at Pelican Marsh Country Club. For more information, call Karen Lannan at 330-2533, email email@example.com or visit www.esu.org/Naples. The Naples Press Club welcomes Barbara Zdravecky, CEO and executive KIRK MUNROE / COURTESY PHOTO When the Naples chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association hosted a vintage Ford Tri-Motor from the EAA in Oshkosh, Wis., in February, 104-year-old Helen Collins went up for a ride with pilot Cody Welch, right, and co-pilot Eric Whyte, left. It was her second flight on a Ford Tri-Motor, the first having been 84 years ago. Mrs. Collins was a 20-year-old schoolteacher in 1933 when she took a Transcontinental & Western Airlines (later named TWA) Ford Tri-Motor from Albuquerque, N.M., to Grand Central Air Terminal in Glendale, Calif., with a stop in Flagstaff, Ariz. It was her first time in an airplane, and the fare for the 670-mile trip was $49. A former Naples resident, Mrs. Collins now lives in Sarasota. She brought with her to Naples Municipal Airport several mementos from that first flight, including photographs of herself and her traveling companion, dressed in hats and heels, standing by the Ford Tri-Motor. For their return trip to New Mexico, the young women took a train and then a bus. A round-trip airplane ticket was too expensive, she recalled. CLUB NOTES
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 NEWS A23 PhysiciansRegional.com *Member of the Medical Staff of Physicians Regional Healthcare System. **Member of the Staff of Physicians Regional Healthcare System. ***Independent Member of the Medical Staff of Physicians Regional Healthcare System.POSITIVELY GREAT SEMINARSPlease RSVP at PhysiciansRegional.com or call 239-348-4180. DISARMING SHOULDER PAINDoes acute or chronic pain keep you from activities you enjoy, such as golf or tennis? Dr. Wallace will provide information about both non-operative and operative treatments, as well as the newest techniques for managing pain. Saturday, April 15, 8-9 a.m. Speaker: Brian Wallace, D.O. 6101 Pine Ridge Road Lobby BREAKTHROUGHS IN JOINT REPLACEMENTThere are a variety of treatments for joint pain including and joint replacement. Join us to learn how these treatments could help you get back to an active lifestyle. Saturday, April 15, 9-11 a.m. Speaker: H. Kurtis Biggs, D.O. 6101 Pine Ridge Road Lobby FEELING HOARSE? SILENT REFLUX & THE THROATAre you a constant throat-clearer, or feel like you have had a sore throat that wont go away? It may be that you are showing well as the signs and symptoms of common throat complaints. Wednesday, April 19, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Speaker: Leela Lavasani, M.D. 6101 Pine Ridge Road Cafeteria ARTHRITIS: WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS?Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative joint disease or Americans. In addition to arthritis, there are many causes of joint pain, including fractures, nerve damage and tendonitis. Learn about diagnosis and treatment options Tuesday, April 4, 2-3 p.m. Speaker: Lisa Ceto, MPT 6101 Pine Ridge Road Physicians Dining Room DIABETES EDUCATION & SUPPORTLearn how to prevent or delay the progression of diabetes. Tuesday, April 4, 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, 10 a.m.-Noon Speaker: Pam Eichler, RN, BSN, CDE 6101 Pine Ridge Road Physicians Dining Room (Please Check in at Desk 18) Email firstname.lastname@example.orgWHY YOUR SHOULDER HURTS AT NIGHT Do you go to bed at night and wonder why your shoulder hurts? Do you have trouble sleeping? Find out why you have shoulder pain and learn about both non-operative and surgical solutions. The lecture will cover rotator cuff tears, shoulder arthritis and new techniques for alleviating shoulder pain. We will also discuss breakthrough technology that allows replacement of previously irreparable cuff tears. Tuesday, April 11, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Speaker: Bryan Hanypsiak, M.D. 6101 Pine Ridge Road Lobby CLUB NOTESdirector of Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, as guest speaker Thursday, April 6, at Tiburon Golf & Country Club. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Ms. Zdravecky will share her insights on the prospects, pressures and policies affecting Planning Parenthood operations locally, regionally and nationally. Admission is $30 for NPC members, $40 for others, $10 for students. RSVP by emailing RSVP@naplespressclub. org. The Naples Orchid Society welcomes members and guests to its meeting Thursday, April 6, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for flower registration. Judging is at 7:10 p.m., followed by a short meeting at 7:15 p.m. and the program at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.naplesorchidsociety.org. Everyone who owns or admires Corvettes is welcome to attend the Corvettes of Naples meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church in North Naples. For more information, visit www.corvettesofnaplesfl.com. The Naples Christian Womens Connection meets at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 7, at Vanderbilt Country Club. All are welcome. Bill Regel of Fletcher Music Center will perform organ music, and inspirational speaker Carole Bardocos will discuss Looking at Life through Rose-Colored Glasses. Admission is $28 (half price for first-timers). Reservations are required and can be made by calling 514-2207 or emailing email@example.com. Solo Singles of Collier County was organized more than 25 years ago to create and promote recreational, cultural, charitable and social activities for those who are single, divorced or widowed. Members meet at 5 p.m. for happy hour followed by dinner on the first Friday of the month at different restaurants around town. The next get-together is April 7 at Under the Shady Palm Pub, 210 Tamiami Trail N. For location or more information, call Carey Hughes at 262-0278 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Pi Beta Phi alumnae in the Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero and Marco Island areas are invited to a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 8, at the Bonita Bay Club. The program includes a Golden Arrow induction ceremony in addition to Dr. Jeffrey Craig from NCH discussing personalized health management and concierge doctors. Cost is $32, with payment required in advance. Call Connie Kindsvater at 249-4969 or email email@example.com. Gamma Phi Betas living in or visiting Southwest Florida are welcome to join the local chapter for a lunch meeting Saturday, April 8, at the Bonita Bay Club. Author Bill Evans will be the guest speaker. For more information, call Lynne Nordhoff at 594-8420. Eastern Airlines SWFL Silverliners, a philanthropic organization of former flight attendants, welcomes all former and present flight attendants from Eastern Airlines as well as other airlines to join the chapter. Lunch meetings start at noon on the second Saturday of each month. The next meeting is April 8. For reservations or more information, call Darlene (Hall) Follese at 495-9741 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Kappa Alpha Theta alumnae in Naples, Marco Island and Bonita Springs are invited to a Spring Fling from 4:306:30 p.m. Monday, April 10, at Bravo! in Mercato (look for the Theta balloons at reserved tables on the patio). RSVP to emailing Linda Shafer at lsworklife@ msn.com. The Genealogical Society of Collier County celebrates its 33rd anniversary at its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at Faith Lutheran Church, 4150 Goodlette-Frank Road. Past president and webmaster Michele Bender will present I Dig Relatives: A Lighthearted Look at Family History Research. This dinner meeting is for members and their guests only. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For reservations or more information, call Madonna Crame at 455-7295 or visit www.thegscc.org. The Neapolitan Questers, a group of antiques collectors and admirers, meets at 11 a.m. on the second Thursday of the month either at the home of a member or at a local historical site. The next meeting is April 13. Potential members can attend two meetings without joining. Annual membership for $45 includes local, stage and national Questers membership. The 2017 national convention takes place in May in St. Petersburg. For more information, email Roberta Raass at email@example.com. The Naples chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at Perkins restaurant, 3585 Pine Ridge Road. Like AARP for senior citizens, NARFE lobbies Congress to protect the earned benefits of those either currently or retired from a career of actively serving the federal government/supporting the U.S. military, NATO countries and coalition partners. For more information, call Cynthia Place at 331-4623. The Naples Chapter, Florida Society, Sons of the American Revolution meets at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 13, at the Club at Longshore Lake, 1139 Phoenix Way. Doors open at 11:30 and the meeting starts at noon. Spouses and guests are always welcome. For more information, call Tom Woodruff at 7320602, email naplesSAR@gmail.com or visit www.naplessar.org. Pilot Club of Naples/Naples Pilot Foundation meets at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at Perkins on Pine Ridge Road. Guests and new members are welcome. Reservations are not required. Attendees order from the menu and pay for their meals. For more information, call Sue Lester 289-8268. ZDRAVECKY
A24 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.stopps-kidwell.com STOPPS & KIDWELLTAX & ACCOUNTING SERVICES28179 Vanderbilt Drive, Suite 2 Bonita Springs, Florida 34134 firstname.lastname@example.org Want to learn more?CALL US AT 239.992.9299Free Introductory Consultation 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 SpecialistCollaborating to help the next generationCollier County Public Schools and the NCH Healthcare System have partnered for decades with school nurses and athletic trainers. When the two biggest institutions in our community collaborate, everyone benefits. NCH Director of School Health Christene Parker and I recently visited Lely High School and Manatee Elementary School so that we could understand and share examples of the noble work performed by NCH nurses and trainers toward improving the health and welfare of CCPS 47,000 students. Lely High Principal Ryan Nemeth, along with NCH Athletic Trainer Edisson Cantor, explained some of the free services provided to the schools student athletes in East Naples. Creating a theme of family, giving students a safe and compassionate listener in Mr. Cantor and standardizing care across the school system for health policies and injuries including concussions are just some of the goals. Helping injured student athletes to safely and quickly return to school to continue their education and sports is the outcome desired by all athletes, parents, teachers and everyone involved with nurturing our next More than sad? Support is hereHave you been feeling really sad, tired and worried for more than a few days? If yes, you could have depression. This is not a character flaw or a sign of personal weakness. You cant make yourself well by trying to snap out of it or lighten up. The depression support group offered by the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida welcomes anyone who is suffering from this very real mental illness. The group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Thursday at 2335 Tamiami Trail. Support groups provide mutual acceptance and understanding and help facilitate self-discovery. They also give people the opportunity to benefit from the experiences of those who have been or are in the same shoes. Common symptoms of depression include: loss of enjoyment, restlessness and poor nighttime sleep, overeating or loss of appetite, forgetfulness, wanting to stay in bed all the time, unexplained feelings of anger or fear, general aches and pains that dont go away, no sexual energy, lack of focus and no interest in socializing. Talk to your doctor if you are experience any of the above symptoms. Depression is treatable and you can feel better. For more information about the support group, call 261-5405 or email email@example.com. Planned Parenthood clinics offering HRT therapyPlanned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida has expanded health services in its 11 centers to include hormonal replacement therapy for transgender patients who are transitioning. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, LGBT individuals often face challenges and barriers to accessing needed health services and, as a result, can more often experienc e worse health outc omes. One national survey found that of transgender people seeking health care: 28 percent were subjected to harassment in medical settings and 2 percent were physically assaulted in doctors offices. HEALTHY LIVINGConsidering the pros and cons of health screening tests NATIONAL INSTITUES OF HEALTHCatching chronic health conditions early even before you have symptoms seems like a great idea. Thats what screening tests are designed to do. Some screenings can reduce your risk of dying from the disease. But sometimes, experts say, a test might cause more harm than good. Before you get a test, talk with your doctor about the possible benefits and harms to help you decide whats best for your health. Screening tests are given to people who seem healthy in an effort to find unnoticed problems. Done before any signs or symptoms of the disease present themselves, these tests come in many forms. Your doctor might take your health history and perform a physical exam to look for signs of health or disease. They can also include lab tests of blood, tissue or urine samples, and imaging procedures that look inside your body. I wouldnt say that all people should just simply get screening tests, says Dr. Barnett Kramer, a cancer prevention expert at NIH. Patients should be aware of both the potential benefits and the harms when theyre choosing what screening tests to have and how often. Teams of experts regularly look at all the evidence about the balance of benefits and harms of different screening tests. They develop guidelines for who should be screened and how often. Choosing whether you should be screened for a health condition isnt always easy. Screening suggestions are often based on your age, family health history and other factors. You might be screened for many conditions, including diabetes, sexually transmitted infections, heart disease, osteoporosis, obesity, depression, pregnancy issues and cancers. Every screening test comes with its own risks. Some procedures can cause problems like bleeding or infection. A positive screening test can lead to further tests that come with their own risks. Most people who feel healthy are healthy, says Dr. Kramer. So a negative test to confirm that youre healthy doesnt add much new information. But mistakenly being told that you do or dont have a disease can be harmful. Its called a misdiagnosis. A false negative means that youre told you dont have the disease, but you do. This can cause problems if you dont pay attention to symptoms that appear later on because you think you dont have the disease. A false positive means that youre told you may have the disease, but you dont. This can lead to unnecessary worry and potentially harmful tests and treatments that you dont need. Even correctly finding a disease through screening might not improve your health or help you live longer. You might learn you have an untreatable disease long before you would have. Or find a disease that never would have caused a problem. This is called over-diagnosis. Some cancers, for example, never cause symptoms or become life threatening, but they are likely to be treated if found by a screening test. Cancer treatments can have harsh and long-lasting side effects. Theres no way to know if the treatment will help you live longer. An effective screening test might decrease your chances of dying of the condition. Most have not been shown to lengthen your overall life expectancy, Dr. Kramer explains. Their usefulness varies and can depend on your risk factors, age or treatment options. If youre at risk for certain health conditions because of a family history or lifestyle exposures, like smoking you might choose to have screenings more regularly. If youre considering a screening, talk with your health care provider. Questions for your doctor about screening tests>> Whats my chance of dying of the condition if I do or dont have the screening? >> What are the harms of the test? How often do they occur? >> How likely are false positive or false negative results? >> What are possible harms of the diagnostic tests if I get a positive screening result? >> Whats the chance of nding a disease that wouldnt have caused a problem? >> How effective are the treatment options? >> Am I healthy enough to take the therapy if you discover a disease? >> What are other ways to decrease my risk of dying of this condition? How effective are they? allenWEISSallen.firstname.lastname@example.org SEE WEISS, A25 SEE HRT, A25
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 A25 www.oaktreedentistrynaples.com 90 Cypress Way East #20 Naples FL (Across From Sams Club) 239-596-5771 Insurance Processing Early Morning Appointments Look Younger Now! CURIOUS ABOUT THE LATEST IN FACIAL REJUVENATION?www.AzulBeauty.comSpace is limited. Call to reserve your seat! (239)415-7576FREE Educational SeminarApril 4th,6th and 18thTOPICS DISCUSSED:The Non-Surgical Facelift Laser Facial Rejuvenation The Modern Facelift ....and more!This Anti-Aging Seminar Series is presented by Dr. Patrick Flaharty one of Floridas Premier Facial Cosmetic Surgeons SEMINAR DATE April 4th Naples April 6th Bonita April 18th Fort Myers 19 percent were refused medical care, 28 percent postponed medical care when sick or injured due to discrimination. We are proud to contribute to improving the way transgender people receive health care in our region, says Barbara Zdravecky, CEO of PPSWCF. Continually working to make our health centers safe and supportive environments is valuable for all patients, by allowing people to be who they are, and by providing them with a supportive, inclusive and nonjudgmental health-care environment. PPSWCF handles more than 40,000 patient visits each year and also reaches nearly 20,000 young people, parents, teachers and social services professionals throughout the region with sexual health information, education and professional training. Services include breast and cervical cancer screenings, birth control, vasectomies, HIV/AIDS testing and counseling, STD testing and treatment, and routine gynecological care. For more information about services for the transgender population, call Anna Eskamaniat (407) 376-3690 or email email@example.com. generation. Mr. Nemeth plans to start the Blue Zones journey with his school in the near future and already has a charismatic wellness champion, Polly Whiting, for the project. In an area south of the intersection of the Tamiami Trail and Collier Boulevard, Manatee Elementary serves a region where close to 93 percent of students are eligible for free or reduced meals. The goal of Principal Laurie Mearsheimer and school nurse Mary Lou Mercer, R.N., is to keep their 740 students healthy and in class. Knowing and understanding the whole child, including socioeconomic stressors that exist in the family, helps them to accomplish this. For example, if a child needs treatment for head lice (a common problem in all schools regardless of background) and the treatment is unaffordable, then the child misses school unnecessarily. Having inadequate housing is another stress because when several children share the same bed, no one sleeps soundly. Subsequently, a sleepy child shows up not ready to learn. Missing school and/or coming to class ill-prepared to learn are among bad habits that, when formed early in an academic career, set a pattern for later failure. Having an educated and healthy next generation is the joint mission of CCPS and NCH. School nurses like Ms. Mercer utilize community resources to assist families to overcome these and other health-related challenges. Additionally, school nurses work closely with NCHs Robert, Mariann, and Megan MacDonald Pediatric Emergency Room and our 24-bed pediatric unit at our North Naples hospital. The benefits of collaborating for the benefit of children cannot be overstated. Sharing these examples of altruistic, selfmotivated professionals helping our next generation live longer, happier and healthier lives is yet another reason we have the healthiest and happiest community in America. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System.WEISSFrom page 24HRTFrom page 24
A26 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 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 800-800-2580 www.shipcar.com Your Home is Our Home Ship your car home with us. Ship your car home with us. Get the home state advantage. Door to Door or convenient drop off at SW FLorida Airport PET TALESThe scoop on poop BY KIM CAMPBELL THORNTONAndrews McMeel SyndicationMy 9-year-old dog, Harper, recently underwent a battery of blood tests and a fecal exam for an upcoming surgery. Her results were normal for the most part, but the fecal exam turned up an unexpected parasite: Eimeria spp. Dogs and cats are not normally hosts of this genus of coccidian parasites. Its more commonly found in the intestinal tracts of birds such as geese and ducks, who may suffer diarrhea and even death if infected. How did Harper end up hosting an avian parasite? Well, we live near a lake, and she is extremely fond of snacking on goose droppings when she can get away with it. Apparently, they are the canine version of pate de foie gras. Fortunately, this type of Eimeria isnt infective to dogs or cats. For that reason, its known as a pseudoparasite, or false parasite. It passes through the intestines and doesnt require treatment. Other animals that carry Eimeria that isnt infective to pets include rabbits and deer. This doesnt mean that eating poop is safe for your dog. This habit, known as coprophagy, derives from the Greek words copros, meaning feces, and phagein, meaning to eat. Dogs like Harper who chow down on goose poop can be at risk for salmonella or Campylobacter bacteria, both of which can cause diarrhea in dogs. Rarely, they may suffer severe diarrhea, but most dogs with healthy immune systems arent affected. If you know your dog has a goose-poop habit and he suffers a case of the runs, that may be the cause. Check with your veterinarian if the diarrhea continues for 48 hours or more. Infected bird droppings are also the source of a fungal infection called histoplasmosis. Its common in the Midwest, in the Ohio and Mississippi river valleys, in the area surrounding the Great Lakes, and in parts of Canada. Young, large-breed dogs seem most likely to develop the disease, especially if they live in those areas and have prolonged exposure to Histoplasmahaving organisms. One study found that other dogs at greater risk of histoplasmosis are pointers, Weimaraners and Brittanys. Thats likely because these hunting breeds spend more time outdoors. Signs of histoplasmosis are vague: mild fever, depression, weight loss and loss of appetite. Some dogs develop labored breathing or a chronic cough. X-rays, urinalysis and blood tests can rule out other problems with the same signs. A definitive diagnosis requires microscopic examination of cells from lymph nodes or tissue samples. The disease is treated with antifungal agents. Treatment can take up to six months to be successful, and not all dogs survive. Birds arent the only culprits when it comes to spreading disease. Dogs can acquire coccidiosis from eating the waste of infected dogs. Coccidian pro tozoa infective to dogs are Cystoisospora canis, Cystoisospora ohioensis, Cystoisospora neorivolta and Cystyisospora burrowski. Cats can be infected by Cystoisospora felis and Cystoisospora rivolta. Pets infected with one of these parasites may not show signs. Adult animals may shed the oocysts in their feces but otherwise be symptom-free. Puppies and kittens are at highest risk, suffering diarrhea, weight loss and dehydration. Stress can make the disease worse. In severe cases, young animals may die. The good news is that cats and dogs cant transmit coccidiosis to each other. Even better, they cant transfer it to humans.Lastly, many dogs love snacking on cat poop. That can be the source of roundworms, tapeworms, toxoplasmosis and giardia. One way to prevent your dog from taking up this nasty habit is to scoop the litter box once or twice daily to remove temptation. If possible, place it in an area thats accessible to the cat but not the dog. Pets of the Week>>Buffy is a quiet, 1-year-old terrier/bully mix who weighs about 43 pounds. Even though she hasnt had an easy life, she is a sweet, gentle and happy girl who loves other dogs and people. She deserves a loving family that will appreciate how awesome she is. >>Mr. Jones is a handsome and obedient, 1-year-old terrier/bully mix who weighs about 57 pounds. Friendly and happy, hes good on his leash and loves to give kisses and get belly rubs. >>Sam is a laid-back, 4-year-old domestic shorthair. Hes a bit shy but likes being cuddled. He seems to like other cats. >>Smidgen is a playful, 2-year-old domestic short hair who likes everyone. A real lap cat, she loves being petted and brushed.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. Dogs can acquire various types of parasites from eating feces or ingesting or inhaling infected soil.
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B4 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY BUSINESS MEETINGS The Collier County Medical Society holds a general membership meeting Thursday, March 30, at Arthrex. The annual meeting and 60th anniversary celebration will be held Saturday evening, May 13, at Quail Creek Country Club. For more information, email email@example.com or visit www. ccmsonline.org. Wake Up YP for young professionals of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce takes place from 8-9:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 4, at DiRomos Gourmet Market and Restaurant in the Promenade. Sign up at www.bonitaspringschamber.com/events or call 992-2943 for more information. The Marco Island Chamber of Commerce holds its annual business expo from 4-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, at Marco Island Charter Middle School. Call 394-3061 or visit www.marcoislandchamber.org for more information. The next roundtable for members of the CBIA and city of Naples building officials takes place from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, at CBIA headquarters, 3200 Bailey Lane. Sign up by calling 436-6100 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Above Board Chamber meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 10, at the Hilton Naples for lunch and a program about Whats In Your Marketing Toolbox? Meeting sponsors are State Insurance and Glenview at Pelican Bay. $25 for members, $30 for guests. Register at www.aboveboardchamber. com/events. For more information, call Jeanne Sweeney at 910-7426 or email Jeanne@aboveboardchamber.com. Wake Up Naples for members and guests of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 7-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, at the Hilton Naples. FGCU President Wilson Bradshaw will discuss The FGCU Effect. Sign up at www.napleschamber.org/events. A welcome reception for new members of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce takes place from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at chamber headquarters, 25071 Chamber of Commerce Drive. Sign up at www. bonitaspringschamber.com/events or call 992-2943 for more information. The East Naples Merchants Association holds its next meeting and networking event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at LIFEstrength Health Center, 4280 Tamiami Trail E. $10 for members, $20 for others. RSVP required. Email email@example.com. Business After Five for members an guests of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at GameTime Mega Arcade, 10037 Gulf Center Drive. Sign up at www.bonitaspringschamber.com/events or call 992-2943 for more information. Business After Five for members and guests of the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at the Marco Island Yacht Club. Call 394-3061 or visit www.marcoislandchamber.org for more information. Email business meeting announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org. I was born in 1932, not 1738, and began as a modest housewares company that soon bought a bankrupt Vermont furniture factory. In 1939, I launched Early Americanstyle furniture named for a Revolutionary War hero and I later took his name as my own. I pioneered the sales tactic of displaying furniture in roomlike settings. I dont just sell I design and build most of my products, too. Today I sport about 300 sales locations, plus nine manufacturing plants, mostly in the U.S. (About 75 percent of my offerings are made in North America.) Who am I? Think you know the answer? Well announce it in next weeks edition. THE MOTLEY FOOLTo Educate, Amuse & Enrich Ask the Fool Fools School My Dumbest Investment The Motley Fool Take Name That Company Last weeks trivia answer Write to Us! Send questions for Ask the Fool, Dumbest (or Smartest) Investments (up to 100 words), and your Trivia entries to Fool@fool.com or via regular mail c/o Florida Weekly, attn: The Motley Fool. Sorry, we cant provide individual financial advice. Equity-Indexed AnnuitiesSome annuities, such as fixed annuities, can serve you well, delivering needed income in retirement. Others, though, such as equity-indexed annuities (EIAs) (sometimes called fixed-indexed insurance products), are extra-complicated and problematic. Both the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the Securities and Exchange Commission have issued advisories about EIAs due to high hidden fees and other problems. Salespeople can earn commissions of 6 percent or more selling you indexed annuities. The sales pitch will often sound too good to be true: You may be told you can get the return of the stock market index without the risk of loss. Usually, there is a guaranteed rate of return. Your yield is typically based on an index, usually the S&P 500. But there is a participation rate that will lower your gain. For example, if your participation rate is 80 percent and the index returns 10 percent, your gain is only 8 percent (80 percent of 10 percent). There are also caps that limit any growth. For example, if the S&P 500 gains 20 percent in one year but your EIA has a cap of 5 percent, your gain will be limited to 5 percent. Also, while the S&P 500s growth rate is often measured with dividends included, many EIAs exclude dividend returns from the rate on which they base your payment. If your money is invested in an EIA, it can be locked up and inaccessible to you for many years, with early withdrawal penalties topping 10 percent. EIAs are not insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), either. If the issuing company fails, your investment might, too. Meanwhile, when you buy an EIA, you forgo the now-favorable tax rate for long-term gains. Any gain in an annuity is taxed as ordinary income. Know that you can lose money with equity-indexed annuities. They seem to serve those who are selling them more than those who buy. Look closely before you leap and learn more about retirement strategies at aarp.org/retirement and fool.com/retirement. Beware of GuaranteesBack in the early 1980s, I met a broker through friends, and in 1987, I agreed to let him manage my retirement account. He asked for full authority on the account, since he didnt want to bother me each time he had an idea. I agreed, nervously. Remember that interest rates were still relatively high in 1987; many CDs were offering more than 7 percent. One day he called to say he had put all of my money in a stock called Virtual Reality. This was supposed to be a hot stock in a new field, and we were in on the ground floor. He had all of his money in this stock, too. When I complained that this wasnt what I had in mind, he guaranteed I wouldnt lose money. Well, the stock market crashed in 1987, and so did my stock in the still-unprofitable company. I lost all my money and my broker lost everything, too including his wife and dogs. I learned that Im responsible for my own investments, that no one cares as much about my investments as I do, and that investing isnt difficult if youre conservative and have good reasons for each investments place in your portfolio. M.A., onlineThe Fool Responds: Its always risky to put all your eggs in one basket especially when its a new, unproven company. And when it comes to stock market investments, be wary of any guarantees. Healthy DividendsOne of the best health care dividend stocks around belongs to biotech company AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), which was spun off by Abbott Laboratories in 2013. It has increased its dividend payout by about 60 percent since then and recently yielded a hefty 3.9 percent. You neednt worry about the dividend evaporating anytime soon, as AbbVie uses only about 63 percent of its earnings to fund its dividend. Sales for AbbVies top seller, the antiinflammatory drug Humira, continue to increase, raking in more than $16 billion in 2016 a year-over-year jump of nearly 15 percent. Humira generates more than two-thirds of the companys revenue, making it a big target for competition. AbbVie has other irons in the fire, too. The biotechs cancer drug Imbruvica is selling well, raking in close to $2 billion last year and expected to more than double that revenue by 2020. AbbVie also has a solid pipeline with several candidates, such as cancer drug Rova-T, autoimmune disease drug risankizumab and leukemia drug Venclexta, all having the potential to generate annual sales topping $1 billion. Corporate tax reform could give AbbVie a boost, too. Analysts have projected average annual growth of more than 15 percent for AbbVie over the next few years. With its great dividend, great product lineup and great pipeline prospects, AbbVie is a biotech stock that investors should check out. I trace my roots back to 1965, when a Connecticut teenager started a sandwich business in order to put himself through medical school. Borrowing $1,000 from a family friend, he opened Petes Super Submarines and sold 312 sandwiches in the first day, for less than 70 cents apiece. I got my current name in 1968. Today I boast more than 44,000 locations in more than 110 countries, all of them franchised. (Thats many more locations than McDonalds has.) I serve about 7.5 million sandwiches each day. You cant buy stock in me because Im privately held. Who am I? (Answer: Subway) Confusing DropQI recently bought some stock. The shares rose for a while, but then started falling. Why cant I find any explanation in the news? K.W., Biloxi, MississippiAThe stock market and individual stocks, as well rarely goes up or down in a straight line. Stocks tend to go up on some days and down on others, but over the long term, sound stocks will appreciate. Sometimes stocks move in response to news about the company, the industry or the overall economy and sometimes they move for no reason at all. Remember that the stock price reflects what people are willing to buy and sell it for at the moment and sentiment can change quickly. Dont worry about short-term volatility. Focus on what you think the stock is really worth, ideally buying when its well below that and selling when it nears or passes that. Or just hang on as long as the company remains healthy and growing. The prices that matter are the price you bought at and the price you eventually sell at. ***QWhat is the yield curve? D.C., PhiladelphiaAIts a little tricky to explain, but imagine a simple graph with yield (me sured in percentage points) on the vertical axis and maturity (measured in time) on the horizontal axis. You can take current U.S. Treasury bonds with maturities of three months, two years, five years and 30 years and plot their yields on the graph. Draw a line through all the points, and youll have a yield curve. If the curve is sloping upward, its considered a normal curve. It reflects higher interest rates for longer maturities, and suggests that rates may continue to rise. Want more information about stocks? Send us an email to email@example.com. s n y s f s t t 3 p in g the cent made Wh o am Th in k an s w e r? W n e xt w ee k y
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 BUSINESS B5 A BETTER GAME GUARANTEED 24850 Old 41 Rd #9, Bonita Spings, FL Improve your game by scheduling your club tting today.www.truespecgolf.com 1-844-729-8809 firstname.lastname@example.org MONEY & INVESTINGDespite dips, Nike and Under Armour stocks should climbA great number of retail stores that focus on clothing are fighting for their very survival. They face pricing pressure from the likes of Walmart and Amazon. At the same time, these retailers must compete with fast fashion brands that speedily bring the latest style to their shelves. And then companies like Marshalls and TJ Maxx offer name brands at a fraction of retail costs. But one sector within the retail industry is showing significant growth activewear. This is clothing that can be worn to the gym or for lounging around the house or to the grocery store. Activewear is becoming so popular that Saturday Night Live did a humorous parody a few weeks ago about people are wearing activewear everywhere. Two of the largest brands are Nike and Under Armour. Given the popularity of this sector, one would think that these stocks would be flying sky high. Instead, both are heading south. So why are these stocks falling and what may the future hold for them? While Nike is a much larger and more diversified company than Under Armour, with revenues of $30 billion compared to UAs $5 billion, both face similar opportunities and challenges. On the positive side, both see tremendous growth potential internationally in places like China. And footwear remains a growth opportunity for both companies. But despite these positives, both Nike and Under Armours revenues have missed expectations also for similar reasons. First, major distributors like Sports Authority or JCPenney have scaled back stores or have gone out of business completely. While in the long run these distribution lines will be replaced, in the short run sales have been affected. Second, competition has increased in the U.S. activewear sector. Companies like Adidas, Lululemon and Victorias Secret are all fighting hard for market share in this space. Nike and UA need to constantly introduce fresh products to beat their competition. Third, many analysts believe that the Nike and Under Armour brands are being diminished because more and more of their products are being sold in outlet, clearance and off-brand retail stores. Because of this, shoppers are not seeing these brands as premium products and so will not pay full price for them. The good news for these stocks is that management of both companies is implementing strategies to combat these challenges. They are developing their own stores to bypass traditional retail department stores. Both are also investing heavily in online sales. And they are starting innovative new sales channels such as Nike+digital personalized shopping, which result in higher sales and margins. Most importantly, they are taking steps to more quickly bring new and exciting products to the consumer. Because of these plans, and the consumers seemingly insatiable desire for activewear and athletic gear, I believe that Nike and Under Armour will rebound from their depressed stock prices. Of the two, Nike is a more conservative play given its diversified revenue streams and established brand. It even pays a 1.3 percent dividend. UA is definitely more speculative but has a much greater room for an upside bounce. But either should over-perform in a depressed retail sector. 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 BUSINESS MEETINGS Collier County Public Schools holds a Building and Trades Career Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at Collier County Fair and Exposition Inc., 751 39th Ave. N.E. Construction and carpentry students from Lely, Immokalee and Palmetto Ridge high schools will learn about job opportunities buy visiting booths set up by local builders and construction trades businesses. For information about reserving a booth, call 436-6100 or email email@example.com. The Leadership Collier Class of 2017 celebrates its graduation Thursday evening, April 27, at ArtisNaples. For more information, visit www.napleschamber.org/events. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual dinner Thursday, May 11, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. For more information, visit www.napleschamber.org/events. A Job Search Support Group meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at 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. Email business meeting announcements to email@example.com.
set up all of our programs to keep people engaged, socially and intellectually active. And of course, we focus on maximizing their health so that they can stay as functional as possible, for as long as possible. Mr. Lavender is an Ironton, Ohio, native who received a bachelors degree in accounting and economics from Bluffton (Ohio) College and an MBA from Ohio University. Caring for seniors has comprised the bulk of his professional career. He came to Moorings Park in 2006 as the institutes CFO, the same job he held with his previous employer, Methodist ElderCare Services in Columbus, Ohio. He took over as CEO in September 2009, replacing Guenther Gosch, who had been the organizations CEO for 17 years. In a region rife with continuing care retirement communities, Moorings Park and Moorings Park at Grey Oaks stand apart, he said. I think location is a factor in that, Mr. Lavender said. Were the only CCRC in the city limits of Naples. Secondly, its the people. The people who choose to live here are absolutely phenomenal, as are the people who work here. He cites a multi-faceted human element as the source of his greatest satisfaction. B6 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY now chairman of the board formed Metro Forecasting Models, LLC, based in Bonita Springs. Such sight, or foresight, can save millions of dollars for those able to apply the conclusions drawn from current data to someday, as many are discovering. The firm now does work both for developers and local governments nationwide in Colorado, Alabama, North Carolina, Utah, California, Oregon, and extensively here on the southwest coast. Metros reputation is now far-reaching. On the first day of April, Mr. Farmer will be a featured speaker at the National Land Conference in Charlotte, N.C., for example. Thats for a good reason, says Forrest Cotton, director of planning in Auburn, Ala., who began his career on the southwest coast of Florida. Alabamas land-use laws are not as sophisticated as Floridas we didnt have a comprehensive land-use plan when I got here, he recalls. With Daves proprietary data system by us building a data base and giving him information for population and zoning, and him looking at past growth rates and extrapolating them forward he can help us predict not only what growth will be, but where. So we use this not only for land zoning but for infrastructure: for water and sewer, future fire stations, schools, neighborhood centers it helps us get ahead of the curve. In Cape Coral, meanwhile, Metro Forecastings data use enables planners to see not where growth is going, but whether it can have what it needs when it gets there, says Persides Zambrano, Cape Corals Public Works planning manager. Hes really taking population projections to the next level. Hes cutting edge in his way of thinking how to do these projections and exercises, she explains. Because hes an engineer and planner, he can see both sides of the use of data. Not just to envisioning the size and population of a community, but also understanding the infrastructure well need as we grow. He sees where it just makes sense to have have future fire stations, a shopping center, all that information. He really opens minds. The company uses two forecasting models, Mr. Farmer says: an aggregate model that predicts across an entire metro area when and where singleand multi-family housing, along with commercial space, will be needed to meet a given increase in population; and a disaggregate model. The disaggregate model collects data parcel by parcel across hundreds or even thousands of zones, forecasting for each zone and offering specifics: when and where demand will occur for industrial uses, for hotels and motels, for schools, parks, fire and police stations, libraries and of course, water and sewer utilities, not to mention storm-water runoff, company literature explains.It amounts to this, from a local government or even a developer perspective: if you know where theyre going to be, you can buy the land, at least, and even create some infrastructure now, much less expensively that you likely could then, when its suddenly happening. And youll understand why growth cannot go into a certain zone if you realize there isnt land to support everything else it needs, in that zone.When Metro Forecasting started out, says Mr. Farmer, the company looked at places that might be ideal to analyze, across the country. As it turned out, some werent. We ranked cities in the nation by economic growth. So areas with a high economic growth rate projected, and/ or places that had grown in the past wed look at them and determine if there is more to come. Fremont, Calif., looks wonderful. Its often listed in the top 100 desirable places to live in the United States. But from our perspective, there was no future growth because its fully built out. So the company went elsewhere. Lee County, Florida, for example, a wonderful place to live where buildout is anticipated at about 1.6 million, someday. When a reporter asked Mr. Farmer if sitting in a 20-minute traffic back-up in Lee just to reach a traffic light at the intersection of Colonial Boulevard and U.S. 41 or Six Mile Cypress Parkway indicated poor past planning, he said probably not. Such aggravation may be a function of politics and money, not planning. I dont think transportation was poorly planned, necessarily. Roads are expensive everything that goes into transportation in general is expensive. If theyd tried to tax people then (around 1990, just after Mr. Farmer moved here) to build roads for now, people would have screamed. Thats because impact fees are designed to make those doing the impacting help pay for their impacts. Theres a school of thought, says Mr. Farmer: Lets let growth pay for growth. One of the challenges is, the people who come here to make the county grow need (impact) fees that arent paid until they get here. So theres a catch-up. A road of any consequence might be eight or 10 years in the making. So even though (officials) know growth is coming, they dont have the funds. But if planners and elected officials do have the snap to work their way around that little problem, they can save millions, he adds and of course great data and smart analyses have to be part of that. Money up front, too. Take the case of former Collier County Transportation Director Norm Feder. On roads like Livingston, Imperial and Three Oaks when Collier envisioned those growing (into Lee) Feder said, Four lanes wont do it. Lets bite the bullet, invest in ourselves and build all six lanes, said Mr. Farmer. At the time, there was a lot of pushback, Mr. Farmer remembers. But (Feder) did taxpayers a huge, huge favor in doing that, he said, but it made the project more expensive, costing taxpayers more money. And grief. When an eastward extension of Vanderbilt Beach Road was planned and put down a decade ago, Collier County had to buy out 19 homes using eminent domain, the first time in the countys history that had happened. Nobody liked it, including officials but they did it and ultimately in Mr. Farmers view it save many others a great deal of money and trouble. In all of the national work his firm is doing, its also strongly devoted to the future of the southwest coast in Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties, Mr. Farmer says. The firm is now developing IGM Version 3 forecasting models and generating more specific data for Cape Coral, Estero, Bonita Springs, Lehigh Acres (and) North Port, he noted in a press release. Would the roads in Lee and Collier look any different today if Metro Forecasting had existed a decade or more ago, providing such detailed information about the future to planners of that era? Probably not, he says. But could we have saved Lee and Collier some money, with right of ways and so on? Yes. The beauty of the models is they forecast very accurately when and where land growth will occur. As proof I will point to two governments: Auburn, where they purchased government lands years before they needed them, saving the government huge amounts of money; and Cape Coral. In the Cape, he explains, officials (acting on behalf of future taxpayers) purchased land for fire stations they wont need for five to 10 more years. FORECASTFrom page 1VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYNed Price, senior data analyst, left, and David Farmer, Metro Forecasting co-founder and CEO. We ranked cities in the nation by economic growth. So areas with a high economic growth rate projected, and/or places that had grown in the past wed look at them and determine if there is more to come. CEO David Farmer Metro Forecasting ModelsLAVENDERFrom page 1SEE LAVENDER, B7 uDan Lavender at the grounbreaking ceremony for Moorings Park at Grey Oaks
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 BUSINESS B7 Awards & Recognition Ralph Feraco, executive chef at Kensington Golf & Country Club, has been named the southeast regions Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award winner by the American Culinary Federation and is now a finalist to compete for the national ACF award that will be presented in Orlando in July. The award honors culinarians who help to elevate the status of chefs and cooks in the United States. Mr. Feraco was inducted into the American Academy of Chefs in 2006, served as president of the Naples-area ACF chapter from 2005 to 2009 and is a member of the Naples Chaine de Rotisseurs. He earned a gold medal at the 2008 and 2009 ACF Culinary Cups, gold and silver medals at the international Culinary Olympics and Chef of the Year honors from the ACF Caxambas chapter (2004) and Long Island chapter (1995). He serves as an advisory board member of the Greater Naples YMCA, Culinary & Hospitality Education Foundation and Lorenzo Walker Technical College. As Naples ACF chapter president, he established a student membership program. He also provides guidance to students preparing for competitions and presents at the Golden Gate High School Academy of Culinary Arts. Board Appointments Edward Anchel has been appointed chairman of the board of directors of Jewish Family & Community Services of Southwest Florida. Mr. Anchel joined the board in 2014 and most recently served as board vice chairman. He is a founder and managing partner of Eminent Capital Partners, a New York Private Equity firm. He is chairman of Jill-e Designs, chairman of New Gear Medical and board member of Steer Tech Inc. He also is past chairman and CEO of Altec Lansing Technologies, past chairman of Penn State College of Business Board of Visitors, and past president of the Penn State Alumni Association. He has been named a Penn State Distinguished Alumnus, the Universitys highest honor. The mission of JFCS is to empower individuals and families by giving them tools to address lifes challenges. Programs and services include the Naples Senior Center, JFCS Food Pantry, mental health counseling, dementia respite program and geriatric case management. Craig Bamberg, senior director of central operations and community relations at ASG Softeware Solutions, has joined the board of directors of Lighthouse of Collier Inc. Center for Blindness and Vision Loss. Paul Thein, president and CEO of the Greater Naples YMCA, has joined the board of directors of Special Olympics Florida.During his three years as head of the Greater Naples YMCA, Mr. Thein has implemented a strong summer camp curriculum for children and developed after-school services in Title I schools. Under his leadership, the Y was totally renovated and rebuilt as a world-class healthy living center in less than 20 months after a fire destroyed more than 70 percent of the building. Before moving to Florida, Mr. Thein spent five years as head of the Waycross, Ga., YMCA. He has also been a coach, educator, dean of students, athletic director and vice president at colleges in Minnesota, Kansas and California. He holds a bachelors degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, a masters degree from the United States Sports Academy and an educational specialists degree in leadership from Pittsburg State University. Paul Attwood, Ben Nelson, Brian Farrar, Vincent Marchesani and Frank Liles Jr. have been elected to the board of directors of Bonita Springs Utilities Inc. BSU members elect three fellow members each year for a three-year term on the utilitys nine-member board of directors. Due to two director vacancies in 2016, there was an additional two-year term and one-year term to fill this year. Mr. Attwood has served on the board since 2001. He recently retired from the oil and gas regulatory section of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection as a professional geologist. Mr. Nelson previously served on the board from 1990 to 2001 and rejoined in 2016. He served for 16 years on the Bonita Springs City Council, including two terms as mayor, and has owned/operated Nelson Marine Construction for 35 years. Mr. Farrar, president/managing member of BCF Management Group LLC, joined the board in 2016. He is currently secretary/ treasurer of the Lee County Mosquito Control District board of commissioners and vice-chair of the CREW Land & Water Trust board of directors. Mr. Marchesani is a retired vice president of a global chemical company. He has a doctorate in environmental, health and safety management, a masters degree in environmental science and a bachelors degree in biological sciences and biochemistry. Mr. Liles has served on the BSU board since 1986, including terms as vice president, secretary and treasurer. He served for more than 20 years as a Bonita Springs Fire Control & Rescue District commissioner. Other board members are Robert Bachman, Mike Malloy, Robert Sharkey and James Strecansky. Expansion/Acquisition Deanna Renda, founder and chief innovation officer of Naples Soap Company, announces the companys plans to open a new location at Pier Park in Panama City Beach this summer. Since it opened in Naples in 2009, the company has opened retail locations in Fort Myers, Sanibel Island, Punta Gorda, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, Key West, Destin and Estero. Products are also available online and for wholesale purchase. Health Care Mylene Baldo has joined the staff at La Piel Spa as a medical esthetician. Ms. Baldo has more than 13 years of experience in skin-care treatments including facials, chemical peels, micro-dermabrasion, derma-planing and micro-needling. Tamara Glynn has joined the David Lawrence Center, Collier Countys only comprehensive, notfor-profit mental health and substance abuse treatment facility serving children, adults and families, as director of acute care and emergency services. A Florida licensed clinical social worker, Ms. Glynn earned a masters degree in social work from Boston University and an MBA from Husson University in Maine. Prior to joining DLC, she served as the director of operations at a residential behavioral health facility for adolescents in Tennessee. Mortgages Lauren Maxwell has been promoted to executive vice president of the Southwest Florida division of American Eagle Mortgage. Pete Moran has returned to the company as regional sales manager for the Southwest Florida division, and Liz Cashman has joined the division as director of concierge services. Ms. Maxwell has been with American Eagle since 2011. Mr. Moran returns to the company after a three-year absence. Ms. Cashman brings more than 12 years of experience in real estate marketing and community relations to her new position. Nonpro t Organizations Lauren Ware has joined the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce as marketing and events coordinator. Ms. Ware has previously worked with A&P Technology in northern Kentucky as the assistant to the president and at Cengage Learning in inside sales. She earned a bachelors degree in communication with a minor in business from the University of Kentucky.Stacy Lee Williams has been named Founders Fund administrator for The Founders Fund Inc. Originally from New York, Ms. Williams moved to Southwest Florida in 2002 and received her small business management certificate from Edison College. She has worked as donor relations coordinator for Our Mothers Home in Fort Myers and has years of experience with nonprofit organizations and fundraising. She is the first certified diversity professional to come from the Hodges University collaboration with the Society of Diversity. Wealth Management Chelsea Ganey has been promoted to a financial consultant at Moran Edwards Asset Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors and as such is responsible for managing the groups taxable and taxexempt bond strategies and for overseeing the investment, trading and monitoring of separately managed fixed income accounts for Moran Edwards clients. She will also assist in the calculation and implementation of several equity investment strategies. Ms. Ganey joined Moran Edwards Asset Management Group as a client associate in 2015. She was previously employed by MB Investments and UBS Global Asset Management. She earned a bachelors degree in finance from Florida Gulf Coast University and received the chartered financial analyst designation in 2014. ON THE MOVEFERACO ANCHEL BAMBERG THEIN BALDO GLYNN WARE WILLIAMS LAVENDERFrom page 6Were in a service industry, so its the people we serve and the people who work here that I find most enjoyable. Its about meeting the needs of our customers, fulfilling our mission to help them, exceeding their expectations and watching them successfully age. With the people who work here, its seeing them grow and take on more responsibility and their belief in our mission. Mr. Lavender is also a presence civically, currently serving as board chairman for the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Hes also a board member for the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation, The Naples Zoo and the Champions For Learning Leadership Council, which recognized him as a Man of Distinction for 2013. The human element where staffing needs are concerned will be a major challenge in coming years, he said. According to a study by the state, there are 4.1 people in the workforce for every person who is 85 and theyre projecting that that will go down to 2.0 here in Collier County by 2030, he said. So our long-term challenge is how do we find qualified people? Mr. Lavender and his wife of almost 30 years, Michele, reside in North Naples. They have two children, Alisha, 21, a 2016 graduate of FGCU, and Emily, 20, a biology major Palm Beach Atlantic University. Interview with Dan LavenderBusiness mentor: Several, including Guenther Gosch, Alan Korest and John Little. I could go on. First job: Delivering pizza. Business words of wisdom: Listen to your customer. Listen to the people closest to the work. Favorite business book: Good to Great by Jim Collins. Two things you look for when hiring: Compassion and cultural fit. Any job openings now: Yes, at Grey Oaks with its expansion and also in dining (chefs, cooks). Last time you had to fire someone and the reason: Last year, for a policy violation.
B8 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYCOURTESY PHOTOS VICKI BAKER / FLORIDA WEEKLY Kaitlyn Schwab, Alesia Galuppo and Danita OsbornLike 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. Send us your society and business networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to cpierce@ oridaweekly.com. NETWORKINGMembership Directors Association of SWFL at Stonebridge Country Club 1. Quanda Nathan and Bang Lake 2. Tamela Miller and Scott Barker 3. Tamela Miller, Gloria Collingsworth, Kellly Jo Hinrichs, Scott Barker and Scott Beech 1. Danita Osborn and Donald Sawin 2. Shannon Mattes and Melissa Hansen 3. Brian Washek and AJ Szymanski 4. Karen Gross and Shea Brower 5. John Murdock 6. Katie Fordon and Jennifer Udd 1 1 2 2 3 3 5 6Grand opening of Bradford Square Retirement Resort in Bonita Springs an 3 4
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CBIA celebrates Parade of Homes 2017 winnersMore than 30 overall excellence in construction design and merit awards were presented at the Collier Building Industry Associations 2017 Multi-Site Parade of Homes awards breakfast earlier this month at the Hilton Naples. Entries were peer-judged by a panel of industry experts from across Florida. The POH showcased 80 fully decorated model homes by 21 of Southwest Floridas premier homebuilders in 34 different neighborhoods. Entries were considered based upon the price of the model, lot and construction upgrades; interior design and furnishings were not considered. Individual judging sheets sanctioned five sections (exterior, interior, livability/workmanship, floor plan and outstanding feature). Each section included key features to consider such as overall architectural design, outdoor planning (landscaping, decks, pool, lighting) and notable special design features. 2017 Overall Excellence in Construction and Design winners $501,000-$600,000: GL Homes for the Shiraz model in Stonecreek $601,000-$700,000: Stock Development for the San Marco in Lely Resort $801,000-$900,000: Pulte Homes for the Pinnacle at Golf Club of the Everglades $901,000-$1,000,000: Stock Development for the Anastasia at Naples Reserve Sue@SueMyhelic.com SueMyhelic.com Kings Lake $139,900 Furnished 2BR, 2BA condo; delightful lanai with serving bar and detached carport. See today! Kings Lake $412,5003BR, 2BA pool home with service bar. Quartz counters, stainless steel appliances, new A/C and water heater. Vanderbilt Beach $1,125,000A gorgeous canal lot with southern exposure waiting for you to build your dream home. Gulf access and walk to beach. ONE OF THE LAST LOTS AVAILABLE, HURRY! AFFORDABLE & BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED! A HOME YOU WILL LOVE! Completely updated and redone until its even better than new, this lovely French country home in the Moorings is reminiscent of the rural French countryside with an exquisitely detailed entrance, circular drive and courtyard walk complete with fountain. At once relaxed and refined, the interior is an oasis of light and airy spaces detailed with the finest materials and artisanal craftsmanship. The spacious kitchen has Taj Mahal Pompeii quartz counters, Blanco sink and a footprint that blends into the morning room and veranda beyond for entertaining friends and family in a tropical manner. The family room with gas fireplace is another friendly gathering spot. The first-floor master (there is also a master suite on the second floor, along with two guestrooms and a den/bonus room) is its own wing that also includes a laundry. The expansive pool and outdoor living area are surrounded by mature landscaping. This residence is offered at $2,495,000. For more information or to arrange a showing, contact Emily K. Bua or Tade Bua-Bell at John R. Wood Properties by calling 595-0097. See more properties at www.BuaBellSellsNaples.com. WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017B12 | WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYREAL ESTATE House Hunting475 Putter Point DriveSEE POH, B16 uThe CBIA 2017 Parade of Homes committee: Paul Messino, Taylor Woods, Joann Whitney, Jackie Nelson, Erin Otterbeck, Jo Carter, Cali Clardy, Barry Boran, Bridgette Whalen and Denise Ogden.
PORT ROYAL $12,950,000 3163 Gin Ln Gracious contemporary estate home with expansive views of Hidden Bay, oating dock to accommodate 70 vessel and deep-water access. Completion scheduled 2019. 5+Den/6+2half (H11469) Bruce Miller, 206.0868 OLD NAPLES $3,935,000 774 S Golf Dr Warm, inviting West-Indies contemporary home accentuates subtle blend of indoor and outdoor spaces with upscale nishes, appliances and furnishings. 4+Den/5.5 (H11718) Bruce Miller, 206.0868 OLD NAPLES $3,600,000 105 7th St N Warm, inviting West Indies coastal contemporary home accentuates subtle blend of indoor and outdoor spaces with upscale nishes, appliances and furnishings. 4+Den/5.5 (H11717) Bruce Miller, 206.0868 OLD NAPLES $3,295,000 780 1st Ave N 2016 Coastal Contemporary. Luxe home, pool/spa, covered lanai. Summer kitchen/ replace. 3,542 A/C sq. ft. 3-car garage on alley, .22 acres. Walk to beach, 5th. 4+Den/4.5 (H9753) Bruce Miller, 206.0868 MEDITERRA $3,275,000 10842 Est Cortile Ct is eclectic design encompasses understated elegance. Overlooking water and golf on Mediterras north course, this captivating home is an unexpected treasure. 5+Den/6.5 (H11756) Amy Nease, 910.7267 OLD NAPLES $3,245,000 785 Broad Ct S Extraordinary 4-year young, Tuscan-style pool home, elevator and 3-car garage, on alley, only 7 blocks to beach on .30 acres. Lavishly appointed turnkey furnished. 5/5 (H9641) Bruce Miller, 206.0868 PARK SHORE $2,250,000 4401 Gulf Shore Blvd N #1002 Live and play at the beach and though youll call this home, it will feel like vacation! Total renovation in 2015. Located on beach and steps to dining and shops. 3/3 (C12628) Greg Gorman, PA, 784.2841 OLD NAPLES $2,250,000 340 12th Ave S #6 Expect the unusual! Detached condo villa home. Elevator, 1/2 block o 3rd St S. shopping/dining. 3 blocks to beach. 3-car garage. Weekly rentals! Much more. 3/3 (C12740) Bruce Miller, 206.0868 OLD NAPLES $1,750,000 295 6th St N Fabulous modern contemporary home in private setting in heart of Naples complete with water features, authentic Balinese teahouse renovated by famed local architect. 3/3 (H11354) Greg Gorman, PA, 784.2841 OLD NAPLES $1,675,000 740 5th Ave N Turnkey furnished, recently remodeled pool home, southern exposure, fenced back yard, 1-car garage o alley. Walk to 5th Avenue S and beach. Quality upgrades. 3/3 (H11719) Bruce Miller, 206.0868 HEMINGWAY PLACE $1,385,000 1427 Hemingway Pl Luxury estate home, gated community, heated pool/ spa. Tropical landscaping, covered lanai, security system, 4-car garage, extra storage. 4067 A/C sq. ft. 4+Den/4.5 (H10503) Bruce Miller, 206.0868 OLD NAPLES $1,450,000 757 Broad Ct S Coastal contemporary, upscale 2011 renovation. New 1/1 guesthouse, 1-car garage, impact glass. New roof, electric and plumb and HVAC, private fenced-in yard, more. 3/3 (H7949) Bruce Miller, 206.0868 GOLDEN SHORES $1,100,000 1390 Curlew Ave Expansive open concept kitchen o ers space for entertaining! Private dock that accommodates a 40 boat with open access to the Gulf of Mexico. 2/2 (H11456) Greg Gorman, PA, 784.2841 NAPLES SQUARE $995,000 1030 3rd Ave S #201 Luxury move-in ready condo. Pool/spa, tness center, social room. Covered parking, extra storage. W sunset views. Outdoor patio. 2,264 A/C sq. ft. Walk to 5th Ave. 3+Den/3 (C12227) Bruce Miller, 206.0868 CEDAR HAMMOCK $800,000 3625 Cedar Hammock Ct Live on vacation! Expansive estate home with pool, spa, soaring ceilings, gourmet kitchen, 3-car garage. Golf, dining, club amenities included. Ready to play? 4/4 (H11766) Greg Gorman, PA, 784.2841 VINEYARDS $799,000 828 Villa Florenza Dr e premier southeast home site for this stunning villa overlooking large lake, 2 golf courses. Must be heaven! 3+Den/4 (H11628) Nan Dietrich, 564.2906 RIVERSTONE $765,000 3939 Torrens Ct is great room Carlyle oor plan has it all! Light, bright and modern touches throughout. Extra bonus room. Large open kitchen. Large corner lot. 3+Den/3.5 (H11223) Greg Gorman, PA, 784.2841 MOORINGS $725,000 3483 Gulf Shore Blvd N #206 Bright and sunny. Glassed lanai for lazing with a favorite book, surrounded by Gulf views! 2 residences per oor allows balmy cross breezes and spectacular sunsets. 2/2 (C12786) Cheryl Turner, 250.3311 NAPLES SQUARE $655,000 1035 3rd Ave S #215 Upscale contemporary turnkey furnished condo. Pool/spa, tness center, social room, covered parking, extra storage, balcony. Walk/bike to beach or 5th Avenue S shopping. 2/2 (C13452) Bruce Miller, 206.0868 LONGSHORE LAKE $617,900 11415 Kestrel Ct A private paradise in gated community with tennis, tness, boating, clubhouse. Numerous upgrades create light, space. Over-size lot with pool, spa, SW lake views. 3/3 (H11219) Rose Mary Everett, 272.7790, Jessica Bibbee, 272.6810 OLD NAPLES $595,000 255 2nd Ave S #4 Just two blocks to relaxing white sandy beaches of Old Naples. Extensively renovated retreat complete with cascading walls of water, imported tiles. 2/2 (C13072) Greg Gorman, PA, 784.2841 BAYFRONT $580,000 450 Bayfront Pl #4506 Custom designed PH condo, water views. Pool/spa, tness center, tennis, garage, balcony. Walk or bike to beach/5th Ave S boutiques, shopping, dining and theater. 1/1.5 (C13453) Bruce Miller, 206.0868 AUTUMN WOODS $550,000 6553 Chestnut Cir Spacious living room, family room and master bedroom open to a stunning lanai with custom free form pool and spa surrounded by tropical plantings. 3/2 (H11706) Greg Gorman, PA, 784.2841 AUTUMN WOODS $450,000 6517 Autumn Woods Blvd is upgraded 2 plus den pool home has multiple views of the lake from the main living areas and master bedroom and bath. 3/2 (H11590) Greg Gorman, PA, 784.2841 NAPLES PARK $439,500 607 102nd Ave N Just a few minutes from Naples world-famous beaches. New A/C, renovated bathrooms, updates to kitchen, professional landscaping, security cameras, much more. 3/2 (H11398) Jessica Bibbee, 272.6810 PELICAN MARSH $409,500 1229 Egrets Lndg #203 Beautiful waterfront condo in Egrets Walk in North Naples. Meticulously kept up over the years by original owners. Newer kitchen with granite, new AC system. 3/3 (C13476) Gary Alfonso, 450.1390 WIGGINS BAY $375,000 320 Horse Creek Dr #203 Remodeled and turnkey furnished, this Princeton Place condo o ers great bay views, southern exposure, gated yacht club and golf membership available. 2/2 (C13414) Greg Gorman, PA, 784.2841 VINEYARDS $367,500 821 Vistana Cir Exceptionally well-maintained home with southern exposure, near pool. Double garage. Interior features stone-look tile, private lanai, ample closet space. 3+Den/2.5 (V2408) Barbara Salinas, 449.2733 AUTUMN WOODS $359,900 7130 Blue Juniper Ct #201 Magni cent sunrise vistas from your large screened lanai over 2 lakes. Rarely available oor plan a ords you all the room you will need for entertaining. 3/2 (C12978) Greg Gorman, PA, 784.2841 MANCHESTER SQUARE $359,000 13462 Kent St Great Room villa. Gourmet kitchen, SS appliances, granite, kitchen island, tile, dual sinks in master bath, walk-in closet, brick paved screened lanai. Fitness center. 2+Den/2 (H11339) Barry Dunleavy, 877.6445 OAKES ESTATES $350,000 0000 Golden Oaks Lane Build your dream home on this private lot. (L1843) Greg Gorman, PA, 784.2841 WIGGINS BAY $335,900 340 Horse Creek Dr #305 e toughest thing about living at Princeton Place is choosing the pool vs the beach or tennis vs a cocktail at the cabana and so on. Total lifestyle, turnkey. 2/2 (C13170) Greg Gorman, PA, 784.2841 VANDERBILT LAKES $299,000 28781 Carmel Way Close to beach! Lovely detached villa, private outdoor courtyard near community pool in gated neighborhood. Excellent oor plan, thoughtful updates, single garage. 3/2.5 (H10116) Barbara Salinas, 449.2733 VANDERBILT BEACH $279,900 519 Roma Ct #3205 Walk to the beach from this furnished condo just minutes from all that North Naples has to o er. West of 41, pet friendly, community pool, great rental policy. 3/2 (C13354) Je rey Buchholz, 269.3551 BERKSHIRE LAKES $227,000 582 Windsor Sq #102 Lovely lake view. Light, bright and extremely well maintained. Single-car garage. Tennis, pool, clubhouse, walking path. Great location, convenient shopping. 2/2 (C13125) Mary Jo Chamberlin, 405.9080 FIND THE HOME OF YOUR DREAMS.Search All of Naples, Florida and Surrounding Areas Listings atJOHNRWOOD.COM OPEN HOUSE 1-4 OPEN HOUSE 1-4 OPEN HOUSE 1-4 OPEN HOUSE 1-4 OPEN HOUSE 1-4 OPEN HOUSE 1-4 This Weeks Featured ListingsOPEN HOUSES ARE SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2017 OPEN HOUSE 1-4 OPEN HOUSE 1-4 OPEN HOUSE 2-4 OPEN HOUSE 2-4 OPEN HOUSE 2-4 OPEN HOUSE 2-4
B14 WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Richard DrosteSales Associate239.firstname.lastname@example.orgJacki Strategos, P.A. Sales Associate, GRI, CREN email@example.com premiersothebysrealty.comSothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each oce is independently owned and operated. NEW PRICE Dela Park Place #204 $565,000 Seller motivated. 2 BR/2 BA unit with stunning Gulf of Mexico view. Gated, social complex with wonderful amenities. Large master bath, extra storage. Close to beach. INDIRECT ACCESS WATERWAY1660 Galleon Court $824,900 Charming & unique home that will have your friends talking. 3 BR/2 BA home built in 2000. Super high ceilings, large 24 tile, dock/lift/+ jet ski lifts. Custom tiki hut w/ pond will steal your heart. DIRECT ACCESS WATERWAY1830 Menorca Court $810,000 Clean as a whistle & well cared for home. The lush landscaping & curb appeal draw you to this home. Spacious 2,189 s.f. with large rooms, open, bright & cheerful. Hurricane protection. OUTSTANDING LOCATION 1310 Andalusia Terrace $199,000 Live next to a gorgeous park. Inland, oversized corner lot. Sewer assessment paid, cleared & ready for your dream home. Only so many lots left, secure now/build later. 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! Naples, West of Livingston, Built 2015, Pool, Spa, Lake Home in Camden Lakes3+Den, 3 Full Bathrooms, 3 Car Garage, Nearly 2,400 Sq Ft, 1 Story, Summer Kitchen, Quiet Lot $669,900 16167 Cartwright Ln, Naples FL 34110Jeff Helm 239-601-7875 Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. Ave Maria has incentives in AprilThrough April, buyers in Ave Maria can save up to $15,000 when they purchase a new single-family home from CC Homes, Del Webb or Pulte Homes. There are 22 furnished model homes open daily in five neighborhoods. In Avalon Park: the 1,821-squarefoot Starboard (from $232,990), the 2,489-square-foot Creekview (from $293,990) and the 2,730-square-foot Eastfield (from $296,990). In Coquina at Maple Ridge: The 2,256-square-foot Balboa (from $220,990), the 2,279-square-foot Corona (from $221,990), the 2,526-squarefoot Doheny (from $232,990) and the 2,635-square-foot Encinitas (from $252, 990). In Del Webb: the 1,433-square-foot Taft Street (from $223,990), the 1,543-squarefoot Serenity (from $204,990), the 1,659-square-foot Abbeyville (from $258,990) the 1,968-square-foot Martin Ray (from $273,990) and the 2,488-square-foot Pinnacle (from $308,990). In Maple Ridge and Maple Ridge Reserve, homes range from the 2,569-square-foot Alamanor (from $264,990) to the 5,456-square-foot Lucerne (from $480,990). Ave Maria is at the intersection of Oil Well and Camp Keais roads in eastern Collier County. Call 352-3903 or visit www.avemaria.com.
We Live It! We Love It! We Sell It!Weekly Realty Group Pam Weekly Roy WeeklyVisit Our Website For Detailed Property Information & Virtual Tours Info@TeamWeekly.com | 239-793-8762 | www.TeamWeekly.com 239-877-4253 239-877-4254 We Are Your #1 Mediterra Realtors! 14908 Celle Way | $3,995,000 17011 Verona Lane | $2,895,000 15208 Medici Way | $2,295,000 16755 Lucarno Way | $1,945,00015639 Villoresi Way | $899,99915543 Monterosso Ln #102 | $574,000 Just Reduced! Two Story Villa Golf Course Views! Just Reduced! Open Sunday, 1pm-4pm! Open Sunday, 1pm-4pm! Open Sunday, 1pm 4pm239-793-8762 3520 Village Walk Circle, #101 | Naples, FL 34109 | 239.596.2520 Serving North Naples and the Surrounding Area BRIAN CAREY | 239.370.8687KAREN CAREY | 239.216.8826 NaplesHomeMatch.comJOANNE CIESIELSKI 239.287.6732 Jciesielski@ipre.com VILLAGE WALK OF NAPLES VOTED 2016 COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION OF THE YEAR! VISIT US EVERY SUNDAY | 1PM-4PM OPEN HOUSES AND PERSONAL TOURSVILLAGE WALK TOWN CENTER is the focus of the communitys unique lifestylea lifestyle people dream aboutmeet friends for a swim, a workout or a set of tennis. Then, grab lunch or dinner at the on-site restaurant. Relax to soothing sounds of fountains or take a stroll around the many lakes and footbridges. 2BR/2BA Capri villa situated in prime cul-de-sac location! Lovely sunny home is comfortably updated with granite in kitchen, planation shutters, new hot water heater in 2016, A/C replaced in 2011, newer dishwasher, built-in entertainment center and freshly painted exterior in 2016. The large screened lanai offers the perfect place to dine alfresco or sip your favorite beverage all while enjoying the long lake or Venetian-style bridge views. Now $299,900 VILLAGE WALK 4557 PASADENA COURT 4BR/3.5BA home with oversized homesite and lanai offering a resortstyle pool/spa with water feature. The yard is extensively upgraded with lush tropical landscaping providing privacy and much-added curb appeal. Kitchen offers large center island, granite, stainless, tile on the diagonal graces living areas/baths, crown moulding/trim work, hardwood floors, home office, whole-house water softener, newer A/C, water heater and so much more. Now $635,900 ISLAND WALK 5160 INAGUA WAY OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS! This single-family 4BR/3.5BA home is priced to sell quickly. Entertaining is a breeze in this nicely-appointed home that offers an open floor plan with large rooms and a screened lanai with custom pool and lake and Venetian bridge views. Hurricane shutters, newer A/C and hot water heater and new screen cage in 2008 offers the next owner peace of mind. Asking $499,900 ISLAND WALK 5151 INAGUA WAY This bright and light 2BR/2BA villa with 2-car attached garage is MOVE-IN READY! The home offers the EXTENDED version of the Capri model featuring 1,680 SF of living space under air, along with tile in all main living areas, newer carpet in the master and a screened lanai with peaceful water views. This home is the perfect size for a full-time resident or a seasonal snowbirds vacation home. Now $309,000 ISLAND WALK 3005 FUTUNA LANE NEW PRICE! NEW PRICE! GREAT BUY!
$1,001,000-$1,250,000: Minto Communities for the Alamanda at The Isles of Collier Preserve $1,251,000-$1,500,000: KTS Homes for the Newport at Naples Reserve $1,501,000-$1,750,000: McGarvey Custom Homes for the High Tide at Naples Reserve $1,751,000-$2,000,000: Lutgert Construction for the Azure at Residences at Mercato $2,001,000-$2,250,000: Stock Development for the Windsor III at Esplanade Golf & Country Club of Naples $2,251,000-$2,500,000: Lutgert Construction for the LeParc model at Residences at Mercato $2,501,000-$3,000,000: London Bay Homes for the Capriano in Mediterra (the Lucarno neighborhood) $3,001,000-$3,500,000: Stock Development for a model at 392 West St., Pine Ridge Estates $3,501,000-$4,000,000: Stock Development for a model at 675 Anchor Rode Drive, The Moorings $4,000,000-$4,500,000: Florida Lifestyle Homes for The Casa Kae in Quail West. 2017 Overall Excellence in Construction and Design Merit Award recipients Under $300,000: Neal Communities for the Kendal model at Avalon of Naples $401,000-$500,000: GL Homes for the Tribeca at Stonecreek $601,000-$700,000: WCI Communities for the Pinehurst at LaMorada $701,000-$800,000: Ashton Woods for The Coastal at Naples Reserve $801,000-$900,000: D.R. Horton for the Langford at Mockingbird Crossing $901,000-$1,000,000: WCI Communities for the Agostino at LaMorada $1,001,000-$1,250,000 (tie): Stock Development for the Muirfield III at Naples Reserve and Lundstrom Development for the Belvedere, also at Naples Reserve $1,251,000-$1,500,000: Marvin Development Corp. for the Captiva at Naples Reserve $1,501,000-$1,750,000: Stock Development for the Glenmore at Esplanade Golf & Country Club of Naples $1,751,000-$2,000,000: Stock Development for the Windsor II at Twin Eagles $2,001,000-$2,250,000: London Bay Homes for the Benita model at Miromar Lakes Beach and Golf Club $2,251,000-$2,2500,000: Florida Lifestyle Homes for the St. Martin at Quail West $2,251,000-$2,500,000: Lutgert Construction for LeRivage at Residences at Mercato $3,001,000-$3,500,000: Stock Development for a model at 3750 Fountainhead in Parkshore $3,501,000-$4,000,000: London Bay Homes for the Capriano at Mediterra (in the Cortile neighborhood) $4,000,000-$4,500,000: Seagate Development Group for the Oakmont in Quail West. POH participating builders included Ashton Woods, CalAtlantic Homes, D.R. Horton, Florida Life Style Homes, GL Homes, KTS Homes, Lennar Homes, London Bay Homes, Lundstrom Development Inc., Marvin Development Corp., McGarvey Custom Homes, Minto Communities, Neal Communities of Southwest Florida LLC, Pulte Homes, Randall Mitchell Custom Homes, Seagate Development Group, Stock Development, Taylor Morrison, The Lutg ert Companies-Lutgert Construction, Toll Brothers and WCI Communities. POH sponsor companies included Naples Daily News, Atilus, California Closets, Lake Michigan Credit Union of Florida, Stock Development, Wilson Creative Group, Home & Design magazine, International Design Source, Toll Brothers, 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty, Naples Florida Weekly, Naples Hilton/ Shulas, Statewide Window Treatments and WAVV Radio. COURTESY PHOTOSFlorida Lifestyle Homes Casa Kae model in Quail West won for Overall Excellence in Construction and Design in the $4,000,000$4,500,000 category. Lutgert Constructions Le Parc model in Residences at Mercato won for Overall Excellence in Construction and Design in the $2,251,000-$2,500,000 category. B16 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY EDEN 5849 PARADISE CIRCLE #3-16 THE LINKS 6079 FAIRWAY COURT Turnkey furnished home with SS kitchen appliances and granite counters.Impressive waterfall feature lanai within walking distance to clubhouse. Excellent condition. 3BR+Den/2BA $399,000 Richly nished Aberdeen oor plan, expanded paver lanai, oversized covered lanai area and garage, gorgeous wood oors, SS appliances, neutral nishes. Golf views. 3BR+Den/2BA $599,000 Gorgeous, well-maintained 2nd oor corner condo with sweeping golf views, lots of natural light and quality upgrades to kitchen. Tiled lanai with electric storm shutters. 3BR+Den/2BA $359,000 Gorgeous 2nd oor corner unit with sweeping golf and lake views. Great privacy between buildings. Elegant renovation to kitchen including architectural improvements. 3BR+Den/3BA $495,000PINNACLE 6015 PINNACLE LANE #5-503 TROPHY CLUB 6031 TROPHY DRIVE #204Mindy Young, 248-0258 MYoung@JohnRWood.com www.Y oungAndYoungerInNaples.com THE STRAND OPEN HOUSE, SUNDAY 4/2, 1-4PMActive Tennis & Golf Community S pecial Rates Available OPEN HOUSE, SUNDAY 4/2, 1-4PM OPEN HOUSE, SUNDAY 4/2, 1-4PMPOHFrom page 12
As several hundred gather on the beach, we wait for the sun to rise upon this unique location. Neighbors and friends sharing a blessing for what has been and what is to come. We arrive from as near as Naples, Ft. Myers, Sarasota and Tampa. We make our way from Georgia, New Jersey, New York and New England, from across the Midwest and New Mexico, Montana, Washington, Canada and the United Kingdom. What we have in common is this island paradise, a small jewel of an island that rarely appears on a map and barely shows on a chart. Yet, whether you are 9 months old, 90 years old, or anywhere in between, we welcome you. Coming to a new location, at any age, can be intimidating. Wondering how you will like it, and if it will like you, is daunting. The Useppa experience is quite different. We have all felt the magic here. From the moment you step onto these shores, our community embraces you. We are here for one another, exemplified by the serenity we feel when our children go out to explore, when neighbors readily lend a hand and when all share a commitment to maintain the Islands sacred beauty and history. We, collectively, create an unmatched experience for all to enjoy. A sanctuary for exploration and rebirth, on this island, we shed our personas from the past and strive to be the people we always knew we could be. Whether it is your first time visiting, youve lived here for months, or maybe decades, all are welcome. On Easter morning, let the sun rise and shine gently upon you. Open your hearts and your minds. Look with gratitude to your left, then to your right, and know that you are welcomed to share, as one of us, this Easter morning -a glorious day of renewal. Make your escape to Useppa Island. Paradise Without A Passport! E aster Sunrise on Useppa Islan d Brian and Mary McColgan, Realtors with Keller Williams Luxury Homes International, Resort & Second Home Property Specialists and Useppa residents for 30+ years, happily show and share their paradise with all interested.Discover Useppa Island 239.410.7850 A Glorious Day of Renewal by Karen Kauffman 17079 MARINA COVE LANE LeAne Taylor Suarez 239-872-1632 $3,600,000 2479 BLIND PASS CT. George Kohlbrenner 239-565-8805 $1,300,000 8925 GREENWICH HILLS WAY Larry Hahn 239-898-8789 $449,0002160427 2161009 4501 GULF SHORE BLVD. 803Meredith Dyer 239-246-7704 $3,500,000 3354 BARRA CIRCLE Ken Colter 239-851-1357 $975,000 9157 ASTONIA WAY Jennifer Fairbanks 239-849-1122 $414,9002170071 2160184 2170154 14751 JONATHAN HARBOUR DR. Kasey Albright 239-850-7602 $3,390,000 SOUTH SEAS ISLAND RESORT LeAne Taylor Suarez 239-872-1632 $799,999 7300 ESTERO BLVD. 603LeAne Taylor Suarez 239-872-1632 $335,0002160257 2170293 2170065 11371 LONGWATER CHASE CT. Jennifer Fairbanks 239-849-1122 $2,590,000 8896 GREENWICH HILLS WAY Larry Hahn 239-898-8789 $559,000 15051 PUNTA RASSA RD. 307Marianne Stewart 239-560-6420 $121,9902160323 2170141 2170292 Est. 1975 1149 Periwinkle Way Sanibel 239.472.0176 11509 Andy Rosse lane captiva 239.472.1395 Visit www.jnarealestate.com to view all available properties2170196 Serving Sanibel, Captiva & Southwest Florida Since 1975
B18 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Pkwy. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$200,000 >$300,000 >$400,000 >$500,000 >$600,000 >$700,000 >$800,000 >$1,000,000 >$2,000,000 >$3,000,000 >$4,000,000 >$9,000,000 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 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 38 39 41 51 42 46 49 50 47 43 12 40 44 45 48 37
Windsor #302 Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 216067665 $7,975,000 Cap Ferrat #1606Michael G. Lawler/Terri Moellers 239.213.7344Web ID 217015054 $3,495,000 Toscana #1203Leah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433Web ID 216063773 $2,150,000 St. Laurent #1005 Heidi Deen 239.370.5388 Web ID 216073216 $1,499,000 808 Pine Village Lane Janet Rathbun 239.860.0012 Web ID 217020103 $1,149,000 St. Laurent #305 Beth McNichols 239.821.3304 Web ID 216070423 $925,000 6955 Green Tree Drive Linda Perry/Judy Perry 239.404.7052 Web ID 217007092 $2,995,000 St. Raphael #1506 Pamela Hershberger 239.784.7534 Web ID 217015223 $1,899,000 St. Kitts #1803 Melissa McMurray 239.777.5456 Web ID 217006767 $909,900 Marbella #203 Frank Duggan 239.734.0397 Web ID 217018176 $1,400,000 St. Laurent #404 Catherine McAvoy 239.370.2539 Web ID 217010941 $1,095,000 6609 Ridgewood Drive Jane Darling 239.290.3112 Web ID 217003042 $2,795,000 6577 Ridgewood Drive Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216055166 $1,895,000 801 Sand Pointe Drive Ruth Bethem 239.777.7007 Web ID 216073391 $899,000 Mansion La Palma #203Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.216.1973Web ID 216016653 $1,199,000 811 Sand Pointe Drive Patrick OConnor 239.293.9411 Web ID 216073231 $995,000 Remington #904Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463Web ID 216071072 $4,795,000 Mystique PH 01 Urness/Tarkenton 239.598.9900 Web ID 217005295 $9,500,000 Montenero #803 Joann Sohn 239.450.2791 Web ID 216076242 $2,695,000 Dorchester PH B Cynthia Rosa 239.287.6015 Web ID RIZZ021417IHE $1,825,000 Grosvenor #804 Emily Landis Walker 239.450.8699 Web ID 217013202 $899,000 Carlysle #201Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463Web ID 216072255 $4,795,000 Remington #1104 Catherine Bordner 239.560.2921 Web ID 216058185 $5,995,000 Toscana #1703Amy Becker/Leah Ritchey 239.272.3229Web ID 217021231 $2,395,000 Claridge #14A Joann Sohn 239.450.2791 Web ID 217002899 $1,699,000 St. Kitts #404 Jeannie McGearty 239.248.4333 Web ID 216070261 $899,000 367 Colony DriveGilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463Web ID 216061367 $4,695,000 356 Cromwell CourtLeah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433Web ID 216073701 $4,995,000 Marbella #1004 Susan Barton 239.860.1412 Web ID 217021409 $2,388,000 Cannes #4-201 Jane Darling 239.290.3112 Web ID 216065315 $1,695,000 Chateaumere #E-203 Jeannie McGearty 239.248.4333 Web ID 216005866 $839,900 Marbella #2101 & #2102Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463Web ID 217000254 $4,695,000 Remington #204Marion Bethea/Anne Killilea 239.261.6200Web ID 217003493 $4,799,000 Cap Ferrat PH 25Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463Web ID 216065832 $6,645,000 PELICAN BAY BAY COLONY PELICAN BAY PELICAN BAY PELICAN BAY PELICAN BAY PELICAN BAY PELICAN BAY PELICAN BAY PELICAN BAY PELICAN BAY PELICAN BAY PELICAN BAY BAY COLONY PELICAN BAY BAY COLONY PELICAN BAY PELICAN BAY PELICAN BAY PELICAN BAY BAY COLONY BAY COLONY BAY COLONY PELICAN BAY PELICAN BAY BAY COLONY SHORES BAY COLONY SHORES PELICAN BAY PELICAN BAY PELICAN BAY PELICAN BAY BAY COLONY BAY COLONY PELICAN BAY PELICAN BAY & BAY COLONY YOUR LOCALLY OWNED PARTNER WITH A GLOBAL REACH The market leader in Pelican Bay and Bay Colony for over 30 years.Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each oce is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. Property information herein is derived from various sources including, but not limited to, county records and multiple listing services, and may include approximations. All information is deemed accurate and neither suggests nor infers that Premier Sothebys International Realty participated as either the listing or cooperating agent or broker in the sale or purchase of the properties depicted.FIFTH AVENUE | 239.434.8770 CENTRAL NAPLES | 239.659.0099 MERCATO SALES CENTER | 239.594.9400 BONITA SPRINGS | 239.948.4000 MARCO ISLAND | 239.642.2222 VANDERBILT | 239.594.9494 THE VILLAGE | 239.261.6161 SANIBEL | 239.472.2735 CAPTIVA | 239.395.5847 GREY OAKS ESTUARY | 239.261.3148BROAD AVENUE | 239.434.2424 MYSTIQUE AT PELICAN BAY | 239.598.9900premiersothebysrealty.com 20,000 SOTHEBYS INTERNATIONAL REALTY ASSOCIATES | 850 OFFICES WORLDWIDE 65 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES GLOBALLY | 40 PREMIER SOTHEBYS INTERNATIONAL REALTY LOCATIONS
OLD NAPLESTHE CHELSTON $4,325,000 631 Broad Court N 3 Beds, 3 Full 1 Half BathsLondon Bay Homes offers luxurious options throughout Naples most desirable neighborhoods and premier master planned communities. These single-family homes reinforce London Bays commitment to luxury in Naples. Tour our award-winning model homes this weekend and see for yourself how London Bay Homes offers a range of beautiful designs that perfectly reect each clients individual tastes and preferences. CBC057242 London Bay Homes. Pricing, features, specifications, products and availability are subject to change without notice. See a sales associate for complete and current information. Open Houses Saturday & Sunday From 1 4 p.m. Luxury Living from $1 Million to One of a Kind 866.920.1754 LondonBayLiving.comTOUR LONDON BAY HOMES ARRAY OF OPEN HOUSES THIS WEEKEND THE CLAREMONT A vailable For Viewing 271 1st Ave N 5 Bedrooms, 6 Baths OLD NAPLES THE BENITA $2,150,000 18125 Via Portofino Way 3 Beds, 4 Full Baths MIROMAR LAKES BEACH & GOLF CLUB ISABELLA TWO-STORY $3,125,625 28070 Castellano Way 4 Beds, 5 Full Baths MEDITERRA THE AVIGNON $4,975,000 13750 Pondview Cir 4 Beds, 5 Full 1 Half Baths QUAIL WEST THE CAPRIANO $2,756,700 16747 Lucarno Way 4 Beds, 4 Full Baths MEDITERRA 4375 GORDON DRIVE $14,975,000 5 Beds, 5 Full 2 Half Baths PORT ROYAL PRIVATE LABEL LIVING OPEN HOUSES SAT & SUN1 4 p.m. COMING SOON SUNDAY ONLY SUNDAY ONLY
Get in on the act with classes at the Sugden BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.comGoing to the Sugden Community Theatre doesnt always have to be about taking your seat and watching a show. The Naples Players offer a variety of classes for those who want to learn more about performing, whether on stage in a community theater production or just for fun. Heres whats coming up in April: Beachtime Burlesque (with Bordeaux) This adults-only class calls on intrepid (and good-humored) women to get in gear for swimsuit season by learning how to bump, grind and shimmy with a glass of wine and some girlfriends from 8-9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1. Various movements in high heels and work with props are also part of the course material. $40 for TNP members, $65 for others. Improv for Everyone Instructor Mike Santos leads this six-session course for those who want to grow their stage confidence by embracing the quick-thinking improvisational philosophy of Yes, and Many people find that learning improvisational acting techniques not only helps them manage a stage better but also helps them manage everyday social situations. The adults-only class is for all skill levels, actors and non-actors alike. Participants ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY | SECTION CWWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM Meet the chefA Q&A with Michael Obermeier of True Food Kitchen (C35),and more Cuisine News. C32-35 INSIDE WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017Fiction, for nowBook critic Phil Jason says cyberwar techno-thriller isnt that far-fetched. C2 On stage at FGCU Performance artist Tim Miller focuses on family histories and LGBTQ issues. C3 Its exquisite music, says Andrew Kurtz. Heart-wrenching music. The maestro is talking about Puccinis Madama Butterfly, and why hes looking forward to conducting his Gulf Coast Symphony for one of Gulfshore Operas three performances of the beloved opera. Puccini wrote realistic music, Mr. Kurtz explains. Its very emotionally present and powerful. It really draws you in and makes you just feel like youre living and SEE BUTTERFLY, C4 SEE CLASSES, C18 BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com MadamaButterflyCole Butcher and Katie Cross in an exercise from the Fists of Fury class in stage combat. Beloved opera coming to three Southwest Florida stagesIVAN SELIGMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY 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
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Multiple locations for convenient care We accept Medicare and most commercial insurance plans philJASONphiljreviews@gmail.com FLORIDA WRITERSDont think it cant happen Zero Day: Chinas Cyber Wars by T.L. Williams. First Coast Publishers. 350 pages. Trade paperback, $15.95.This fascinating techno-thriller grows out of the reality of nonstop cyberwar that, while largely invisible, is constantly going on all around us. Not only do nations spy on one another by hacking computers, in both the public and private sectors of enemies and friends, bandit freelancers are also at work. National infrastructures are vulnerable. Whats to keep major electronic grids safe from cyber attack? T.L. Williams imagines a situation in which China devotes its computer resources to bringing down the U.S. financial system and thereby collapsing confidence in the dollar as the worlds reserve currency. This outc ome would be a giant step toward China surpassing the U.S. as the worlds sole or dominant superpower. Cyberwars have complex offensive and defensive elements, and Mr. Williams portrays the technological strategies and tactics in fascinating detail. He brings us to the highest level of the U.S. security establishment and shows its bureaucratic workings, allowing readers to eavesdrop on the decision-making conversations of the key players. He also takes us into their private thoughts. The catalytic moment is the discovery of a communication from a middlerank Chinese technocrat who is at once in charge of a Chinese offensive and also motivated to come over to the American side. Someone needs to be selected who has the experience and skills to be Lis American handler. Astonishingly, this person is Logan Alexander, the central character in Mr. Williams earlier novels, Unit 400: The Assassins and Coopers Revenge. The plot progresses through a Tom Clancy-like bombardment of technological detail, a soup bowl full of acronyms for government agencies (both American and Chinese), the shared expertise of U.S. cyberwar specialists and the physical movements of the key players. More than most novels with China settings, this one takes us not only to familiar places like Hong Kong, but also to far less known areas of that fascinating country. Readers also spend time in Washington, D.C., and environs, Thailand, New England and elsewhere. In each of these settings, Mr. Williams portrays terrain, neighborhoods, individual buildings, offices, residences, and laboratories with vivid authority. He also details transportation and communication systems with great skill. Over and over, he puts his characters and readers on the spot, reacting to the physical and emotional environment the material and societal culture. And there is plenty of emotion, the fear of discovery being dominant. Logans tradecraft is on display throughout the novel. His stealthy movement to avoid being noticed, his simple but effective disguises and his meticulous exploration of the locations all are instrumental to his plan. There is also a good dose of domestic emotion: the relationship between Logan and his wife and their son, the strained feelings between Li and his son after Lis wife commits suicide, the despair of a woman whose husband has sold out to the Chinese. In a story like this one, the security of communications is of the greatest importance. How are agency and interagency communications kept secure? How do Logan and Li keep in touch without having their connection discovered? How are loyalty and dependability assured? After all, everyone is spying on everyone else or striving to escape detection. Though this dimension of awareness the author offers is eerie and even repulsive, it is only an extreme version of what contemporary life has become. Of course, in Zero Day the stakes are much higher than being duped by a robocall or the temptation to click on a hyperlink that will put your bank account in jeopardy. Here, the world order is up for grabs. For all the laborious detail, the switches of setting and the explanations of complex process, the novels suspense keeps mounting. Through Logans experience, Mr. Williams replicates the blend of terrifying situations and the necessary professional calm and control required for survival and success. The author, who makes his home in Ponte Vedra Beach, is working on his fourth novel in the Logan Alexander series. It puts Logan is back in Boston, where he is drawn into the shadowy world of ISIS-inspired terrorism. With surprise appearances by characters from Coopers Revenge, this book makes a statement about the need for constant vigilance against terrorists plotting to strike at the heart of the Homeland. Mr. Williams makes his home in Ponte Vedra Beach. 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. WILLIAMS
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 C3 Located just north of Vanderbilt Beach Road on U.S. 41239.254.1080 MercatoShops.com SUNDAY, APRIL 212-4pmFREE ADMISSIONLive music by Gator Nate and The Wilder SonsKID ZONEFace Painting | Bounce House | Balloon Artist Lawn Games | Chalk Walk | Snow Cones Cotton Candy | Costumed CharactersTASTY FARE OUTDOOR BARServing beer, wine & cocktails NAPLES ARTASSOCIATION FGCU presents performance artist in solo show and with studentsThe Theatre Program in the Bower School of Music & the Arts at Florida Gulf Coast University presents an Artist Residency with Tim Miller that includes a solo performance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, and a student-devised performance under Mr. Millers supervision Friday through Sunday, April 7-9, at FGCUs TheatreLab. A pioneer in the field of autobiographical performance art, Mr. Miller has particularly focused on LGBTQrelated issues in his work. His pieces tell of family trees and the LGBTQ histories often hidden in their branches. Since the beginning of this year he has performed and worked with students at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts-Winston-Salem, Vanderbilt University and the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis. After FGCU he heads to Bowling Green State University in Kentucky and Ohio Wesleyan University before going to Paisley Arts Centre in Scotland. He is the recipient of numerous grants from the National Endowment for the Arts but became a household name in 1990 when he was awarded an NEA Solo Performer Fellowship that was overturned due to the gay themes in his work. He and three other artists, who have become known as the NEA 4, sued the government in a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court. Angels in America author Tony Kushner has been quoted as saying, Tim Miller has been at the heart of things, giving voice to what matters most, for the entirety of his career. His work is an extraordinary fusion of history, observation, politics and a kind of shamanism. Following his April 4 solo performance at FGCU, Mr. Miller will discuss his work and take questions from the audience. The student-devised piece will be presented at 7:30 p.m. April 7-8 and at 2 p.m. April 9. Performances contain adult language and situations and are not recommended for children under 18 years of age. Tickets to the solo performance and the student performance are $10 ($7 for students) and can be purchased at www.theaterlab.fgcu.edu or at the door (depending on availability). Tim Miller is a pioneer in the field of autobiographical performance art.
C4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYbreathing the pathos of these people. Madama Butterfly is coming to three venues in Southwest Florida, from Punta Gorda in Charlotte County to Bonita Springs and Fort Myers in Lee County. Its a full production of the timeless romance, presented in Italian, with full costume, orchestra and chorus and with English surtitle projections. The Gulfshore Opera orchestra will play the first two performances at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center (March 31) and St. Leo Catholic Church (April 2) under the direction of guest conductor Greg Ritchey of Palm Beach Opera (Paul Nadler, who typically conducts GOs shows, had a conflict). For the third performance, Mr. Kurtz will direct his Gulf Coast Symphony at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall (May 6). The opera is one Steffanie Pearce, general director of Gulfshore Opera, has wanted to present to Southwest Florida audiences for a long time. As co-producers, she and Mr. Kurtz collaborated on casting and have made decisions together on all aspects of the production throughout the rehearsal process. Its one of the top five frequently performed productions, Ms. Pearce says about Madama Butterfly. The opera tells the story of Cio Cio San, whose father committed suicide. She needs to do anything to survive, so at 15 she becomes a geisha. Its not long before Pinkerton, an American sailor, buys her as a bride. She gives up her culture, her religion, everything, and is ostracized by the community, says Ms. Pearce. The young geisha, nicknamed Butterfly by the others geishas, clings to the belief that her arrangement with the naval officer is a loving and permanent marriage, But we as the audience realize from the beginning that (for him, shes just) a rent-a-bride, Ms. Pearce adds. Pinkerton, of course, leaves his innocent bride. She waits for him to return, and when he does, years later, she strews the courtyard with flower petals and puts on her wedding dress. But he has returned with his American wife to take the child he fathered with Cio Cio San. Butterfly kills herself.Long historyWhy is this opera so popular? Its really tragic drama. Nobody shows the passion and emotion of that better than Puccini, with his music, his beautiful lyrics and melodies, Ms. Pearce says. Its a combination of Puccini, the story and of course the mystique the beautiful backdrop, with the costumes and wigs and geisha makeup. Madama B utterfl y does have its detractors, however. Some people feel its racist, says Vincent Connor of Opera Orlando, who is stage directing the Gulfshore Opera production. We have American actors trying to be Japanese. Also, some may question whether this is another story about a white man fetishizing and using an Asian woman for his own pleasure while not seeing her as a person. This popular story of unrequited love has a long, complicated history. Its based on an 1898 short story by John Luther Long, from stories told to him by his sister, Jennie Correll, and the semiautobiographical 1887 French novel Madame Chrysantheme, by Pierre Loti. Da vid Belasco tr ansformed it into a one-act play, which Puccini happened to see in London. Inspired, he then wrote his opera. But the story doesnt stop there. There are numerous adaptations over the years, including at least three silent film versions, a 1940 Japanese silhouette animation and a Mexican comic book and telenova. The film Fatal Attraction with Glenn Close and Michael Douglas is said to be based on the opera (an aria of it plays during the movie), as is the Broadway musical Miss Saigon, which is set in Vietnam. David Henry Hwangs 1988 Tony Award-winning play M. Butterfl y is based on the opera as well as on a a real-life couple, relaying the story of a married French diplomat who has a 20-year affair with a Peking opera singer, not realizing hes a male. M. Butterfly, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, was adapted into a 1993 film. A revival of the play, directed by Julie Taymor, is supposed to open on Broadway in October. And Weezers 1996 album, Pinkerton, is said to be based on the opera.International castSoprano Seon Duk Kim makes her American debut in the title role of Gulfshore Operas Madama B utterfly. The Korean singer lives in Paris. This is a big deal for this part of the country to have such a huge singer, Mr. Connor says. Its just beautifully sung. She is probably the best Butterfly Ive heard. Considered one of the most gifted sopranos in France, Ms. Kim has played Mimi in La Boheme, Liu in Turandot, Fiordiligi in Cosi f an Tutte and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, among other roles. She is a beautiful, petite Asian woman with a big Puccini voice, says Ms. Pearce. You cant believe the voice that comes out of this little lady. This is the third time Ms. Kim has sung the role of Butterfly This time, she plays opposite American tenor Cody Austin as Pinkerton. Theres a sexual energy between Pinkerton and B utterfly, w ho has a completely different mindset, Mr. Connor says. Japanese men and women dont touch unless its behind closed doors, he explains. She has to learn how to become a new person. A 2009 graduate of the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, Mr. Austin made his professional debut in that same year with the Opera Company of Philadelphia as Roderigo in Otello. He was invited to return the following season to perform Edmondo in Manon Lescaut. He made his debut as Pinkerton with the Northern Lights Festival this past summer and has also sung the role of the Madama Butterfl y lieutenant with Pa Skaret Opera in Sweden. Argentinean baritone Gustavo Feulien plays the role of Sharpless. He launched his American career with a Carnegie Hall debut in Faures Requiem and with DiCapo Opera was part of a United States tour singing Silvio in Pagliaci. One of his signature roles is Escamillo in Carmen, which he has performed with companies in New York, Virginia and Montreal, Quebec.Tears and smilesMs. Pearce warns that Madama Butterfl y is a tearjerker. Everyone has a tear in their eye when its over, she says. Even if youve never been to the opera before or dont know the story of this one in particular, she adds, You wont be clueless about whats happening, thanks to the English surtitles. Mr. Kurtz describes opera as a heightened, dramatized story set to music. The emotion is so ramped up that they need to be able to express it through singing, rather than just speaking. The combination of the music and singing and accompaniment heightens the overall dramatic effect. An aria might be eight lines long, but take 4 minutes to sing, he says. Thats far more powerful than just reading those eight lines of text. Its that complete synthesis of music and words. Thats what I love about opera. Though Madama B utterfl y is a sad story, there are many moments where you cant help but smile, Mr. Connor says. For example, he describes the scene of a child playing with a boat, dressed in a sailor outfit like his father. And when Pinkerton and Butterfly sing a romantic duet, he adds. You cant help but give your heart to that. BUTTERFLYFrom page 1 Madama Butterfly by Gulfshore Opera and Gulf Coast SymphonyIn Punta Gorda >> When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 31 >> Where: Charlotte Performing Arts Center >> Cost: $28-$68 >> Info: 529-3925 or www.gulfshoreopera.org In Bonita Springs >> When: 4 p.m. Sunday, April 2 >> Where: St. Leo Parish Life Center >> Cost: $28-$88 >> Info: 529-3925 or www.gulfshoreopera.org In Fort Myers >> When: 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6 >> Where: The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall >> Cost: $22-$59 >> Information: www.gulfcoastsymphony.org KURTZ PEARCE IVAN SELIGMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYKorean soprano Seon Duk Kim makes her American debut as Madama Butterfly, playing opposite American tenor Cody Austin as Pinker ton.Its really tragic drama. Nobody shows the passion and emotion of that better than Puccini, with his music, his beautiful lyrics and melodies ... Its a combination of Puccini, the story and of course the mystique the beautiful backdrop, with the costumes and wigs and geisha make-up. Steffanie Pearce, general director, Gulfshore Opera
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The group dines at a restaurant in Coral Gables before heading to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts for a 7 p.m. lecture and the opera at 8 p.m. Cost is $140 for mezzanine and $165 for rear orchestra, all-inclusive. Un Ballo in Maschera is about the assassination in 1792 of King Gustav III of Sweden. He was shot at a masked ballroom dance and died 13 days later of his wounds. Tenor Rafael Davila sings the role of Gustavo and soprano Tamara Wilson is Amelia, the woman he loves who is also the wife of the kings best friend. The opera is performed in Italian with English and Spanish projections. Order tickets at www.naplesoperasociety. org, or for more information call Eugene Buffo at 431-7509. Or, send a check made out to Naples Opera Society to NOS, 2485 Crayton Road, Naples, FL 34103. DAVILA WILSON Naples Art Association presents awards for National Art Encounter competition and Maximizing the Minimum exhibitionThe Naples Art Association announces the award recipients in its National Art Encounter 2017 competition and its Maximizing the Minimum juried exhibition. The National Art Encounter competition is a national juried exhibition featuring recent work in all media by artists from across the United States. Sponsored by Jackye and Curtis Finch Jr., it is on display through April 15 at NAA headquarters at 585 Park St. This years award recipients are: Best of Show ($1,000) Renee Rey for He and Sustaining NAA Curator Jack OBrien was especially pleased about the Best of Show winner because Ms. Rey is a long-time NAA contributor, supporter and former instructor. Renee went up against hundreds of artists from throughout the United States and came out on top, Mr. OBrien said, adding the two paintings Ms. Rey entered into the competition were created during an artists residency program in Colorado. First Place ($800) Helier Batista for The Maze Second Place ($600) lvaro De Jess for Universe of Babel Jurors Choice Award ($400) Jeff Whipple for I Need No Orders! Award of Merit ($200) John Long for Time is Square Award of Merit ($200) Laurent Dareau for The Night Watch Honorable Mention ($100) Marco Pinter for Less Ephemeral #9 Honorable Mention ($100) Duke Horn for The REAL Fun House Honorable Mention ($100) Penelope Breen for Recondite Maximizing the Minimum, an nonthemed exhibition of small-sized artwork, was sponsored by the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. This years award recipients are: Best of Show ($100) Marty Simon for Still Life with Sadie First Place ($75) Anna Franklin for Degas Anyone? Second Place ($50) Ann Porreca for Big City Blues Honorable Mention: Fred Stein for Second Hand RoseComing up at the NAA The seasons final Art in the Park show and sale of works by NAA members takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at Cambier Park. Session 5 of classes at the art association takes place April 3-29. Most classes meet once a week for three hours. Among the offerings: Portraits from Photos, oil and acrylic, with instructor Richard Kirk; Clay Hand Building and Pottery Wheel Throwing (separate classes) with instructor Pat Smith; Paint Naples and Basics of Color with Ann Sullivan; Intermediate/Advanced Pastel with Ruthe Sholler; Textile Printing with Jean Marie Baldwin; Beginning and Intermediate/ Advanced Watercolor (separate classes) with Genie Kell; Collage Portrait with Marjorie Pesek; and Mosaic and Stained Glass (separate classes) with Ted Streppa. The next evening in the NAAs Dinner with Artists series takes place from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at Shulas Steakhouse at the Hilton Naples. Chef Cesar Fernandez will prepare a four-course meal with accompanying wines for guests to enjoy while awardwinning sculptor Joel Shapses demonstrates and discusses his abstract creations. Cost is $125. For more information, call the Naples Art Association at 262-6517 or visit www.naplesart.org. Renee Ray won Best of Show in the National Art Encounter 2017 competition for her painting titled 2 He and Sustaining.
C6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYTHEATERBattlefield of Brotherhood By Marco Island Historical Society March 31-April 7 at Rose History Auditorium. 180 S. Heathwood Drive. 389-6447 or www.colliermuseums.com. These Shining Lives By The Naples Players through April 15 at the Sugden Community Theater. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. The Merchant of Venice By Gulfshore Playhouse through April 15 at The Norris Center. 755 Fifth Ave. S. (866) 811-4111 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org. Driving Miss Daisy By The Marco Players through April 2 at The Marco Players Theater. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com. My Fair Lady By The Naples Players through April 2 at Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. The Cave By Theatre Conspiracy through April 2 at the Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers. 939-2787 or www.ArtInLee.org/Theatre.Jersey Boys At the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall through April 2. 13350 FSW Parkway, Fort Myers. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com.The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee By Florida Repertory Theatre through April 12. 2267 Bay St., Fort Myers. 332-4488 or www. floridarep.org.Play On! By Laboratory Theater of Florida through April 1 at the Kiwanis Hall. 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. 218-0481 or www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com.Shear Madness By Florida Repertory Theatre through April 2 in the ArtStage Studio Theatre. 2267 Bay St., Fort Myers. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org.Later Life By CAFBS Community Players April 6-9 at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs Moe Auditorium. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www. artcenterbonita.org. Cabaret At ArtisNaples April 12-16. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Men Are Dogs By Island Theater Company April 19-23 at the Marco Island Historical Museum. 180 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island. 394-0080 or www.theateronmarco.com. Legs Diamond By TheatreZone April 27-May 7 at G&L Theatre. 13275 Livingston Road. (888) 966-3352 or www.theatrezone-florida.com. THURSDAY3.30DIY Baubles Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park hosts a jewelry workshop with artist-in-residence Mary Limont from 9-11 a.m. $3 plus park entry fee. 5976196 or www.floridastateparks.org.Plant Workshop Naples Botanical Garden hosts a tai leaf lei-making workshop from 10 a.m. to noon. $15 for members, $20 for others. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org. Reel Stories ArtisNaples presents a screening and discussion of Frida (2002) at 2 p.m. Its the biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work. $34. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples. org. Refugee Lecture Hodges University hosts a lecture about the tragic sailings of the St. Louis, the Struma and the Exodus all attempting to convey Jewish refugees out of Nazi-occupied territories from 4-6 p.m. $10. 2655 Northbrooke Drive. 598-6153 or www.hodges.edu. Amish Talk Historical romance writer Molly Jebber (Two Suitors for Anna) talks about what its like to be Amish at 6:30 p.m. at Baptist Church of Naples. Free. 449-4488 or www.mollyjebber.com. In Russia, Jokes Tell You Americas favorite Russian, Yakov Smirnoff, brings his warm-hearted comedy act to the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Friday, March 31. $19-$74. 11515 B onita beach Road. 389-6901 or www.swflpac.com. Masterworks Naples Philharmonic performs works by Prokofiev, Bartk, Strauss and more in a tribute to Olga Hirshhorn at 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday, April 1, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. FRIDAY3.31Flotsam and Jetsam Friends of Lovers Key State Park host a nautical flea market with arts and crafts, clothing, cruising equipment and more from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the park. 4634588 or www.friendsofloverskey.org. Chickee Chat Naples Historical Society hosts a talk about the history and importance of native shoreline plants from 11 a.m. to noon with biologist Glen Stacell. Free for NHS members, $8 for others. 137 12th Ave. S. 261-8164 or www. napleshistoricalsociety.org.Sweet Harmony The Everglades Barbershop Quartet and the 2015 Sweet Adelines Gold Medalists Bling! Quartet perform at 3 and 7 p.m. at Shepherd of the Glades Lutheran Church. $20. 6020 Rattlesnake-Hammock Road. 775-0691 or 289-5826.Ive Gotta Be Me Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs pays tribute to Frank, Dean and Sammy with a performance by The Rat Pack Remembered at 7:30 p.m. $47-$57. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 4958989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Funny Lady Loni Love (The Real, Chelsea Lately) takes the stage at Off The Hook Comedy Club tonight and Saturday, April 1. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com. SATURDAY4.1Muddin Big Cypress National Preserve hosts a swamp walk at 10 a.m. guiding guests through cypress trees and swamp grass prairies. Free, but reservations required. 33100 Tamiami Trail E. 695-2000 or www.nps.gov.Om in the Swamp Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary hosts a meditation session at the preserves amphitheater from 9-11:30 a.m. $20. 348-9151 or www. corkscrewswampsanctuary.com. Car Show Seacrest Country Day School hosts a display of exotic, classic, muscle and tuner cars from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to raise money for the schools award-winning robotics program. $7 ($5 with donation of non-perishable food to benefit Grace Place). 7100 Davis Blvd. 791-1986 or www.seacrest.org. Love the Earth Naples Zoo hosts Party for the Planet to promote conservation with gifts and themed activities from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free admission for county residents. 262-5409 or www. napleszoo.com. Art in the Park Naples Art Association hosts an art show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Cambier Park. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org. Princess Party Barnes & Noble hosts a Beauty and the Beast party with story time, songs and activities at 11 a.m. 598-5200 or www.bn.com. Artists in the Garden Local artists Allen Tiller and Kathy Lindaberry hold court at Naples Botanical Garden from 11 a.m. to noon. Free with admission. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org. Concert in the Park Pianist Maria Lucia Roco performs at 1 p.m. at Koreshan State Historic Site. Free with park entry. 992-0311 or floridastateparks.gov. Hey, Trey Former U.S. representative and local news anchor Trey Radel signs his book Democrazy: A True Story of Weird Politics, Money, Madness and Finger Food at 1 p.m. at Barnes & Noble. 598-5200 or www.bn.com. Gotta Dance Naples Civitan Club hosts its Shining Stars dinner/dance at 6:30 p.m. at Artichoke & Company in Bonita Springs. $55, reservations required. 774-2623 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Beachtime Burlesque The Naples Players hosts a burlesque workshop with wine from 8-9:30 p.m. at Sugden Community Theater. $40 for TNP members, $65 for others. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. SUNDAY4.2Citrus Help Collier County Extension presents tips and techniques for growing citrus fruit with expert Mongi Zekri from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. $10. 14700 Immokalee Road. 252-4800 or www.collier.ifas.ufl.edu. Om in the Garden Greenmonkey yoga hosts an outdoor session at 10 a.m. at Naples Botanical Garden. $10 for members, $20 for others. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org. Concert in the Park Tenor Jason Gomez performs at 1 p.m. at Koreshan State Historic Site. Free with park entry. 992-0311 or floridastateparks.gov. All Things Yoga Health and Wellness Sanctuary of Naples hosts Yoga Festival of Naples with guided meditation and yoga sessions, music, vendors and more from 1-8 p.m. at North Collier Regional Park. $5-$25. 15000 Livingston Road. (727) 386-8058 or www. healthandwellnessnaples.com. Food Fest Mercato hosts its Spring Fling & Food Festival with food samples, lawn games and kids activities from noon to 4 p.m. 254-1080 or www.mercato.com. Opera Night Gulfshore Opera presents Madama B utterfl y at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday, April 3, at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center in Bonita Springs. 529-3925 or www.gulfshoreopera.org. See story on page C1.Du Wop Brylcream performs music from the s through the 0s at 2 p.m. at Unity of Bonita Springs. $20. 28285 Imperial Parkway. 947-3100 or www.unityofbonita.com. Chamber Concert Members of the Naples Philharmonic perform works by Mozart featuring violinist Leticia Moreno at 3 p.m. at ArtisNaples. 5971900 or www.artisnaples.org. Meet the Composer Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts a multimedia presentation about Beethoven from 3-5 p.m. $22. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita. org. Jewish Film Beth Tikvahs Naples Jewish Film Festival screens Laugh Lines (2015) at 7:30 p.m. at the Sugden Community Theater. 434-1818 or www. naplesjewishfilmfestival.org. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO COURTESY PHOTOGulfshore Playhouse presents William Shakespeares The Merchant of Venice through April 15 at The Norris Center. Angela Janis and Larry Paulsen play Jessica and Shylock. His only daughter, she breaks his heart by running off to marry a Christian. 261-7529 or www. gulfshoreplayhouse.org.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7Foreign Film FGCUs Renaissance Academy screens Closely Watched Trains (1966, Czechoslovakia) at 2 p.m. An apprentice train dispatcher at a village station seeks his first sexual encounter and becomes despondent when he is unable to perform. $6 for members, $8 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or www.fgcu.edu.MONDAY4.3Armchair Travels FGCUs Renaissance Academy hosts a presentation highlighting the collections at The British Museum in London from 1-2:30 p.m. at Vi at Bentley Village. 850 Retreat Drive. 434-4737 or www.fgcu.edu. Films for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens Not of this World (Italy, 1999) at 7 p.m. The rumpled owner of a dry-cleaning firm joins forces with a nun to raise an abandoned baby. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Never Forget Storytellers of the Round Table present The Elephant: Stories Youll Never Forget, with fables, unbelievable true stories, original compositions and more from 7-9 p.m. at Sugden Community Theater. $20. 263-7990 or www.opendreaming.com. TUESDAY4.4Early Risers Naples Botanical Garden hosts a sunrise hike from 6:15-8:15 a.m. $15 for members, $20 for others. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org. Pup Patrol Naples Botanical Garden welcomes well-behaved, leased dogs from 8-11 a.m. each Tuesday, 3-5 p.m. each Thursday and 9-11:30 a.m. each Sunday. Free for members dogs, $9.95 for other pooches. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org. Flow in the Garden Naples Botanical Garden hosts a tai-chi session at 9 a.m. $10 for members, $20 for others. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org. Cruisin The Conservancy of Southwest Florida hosts an eco-cruise with sea turtle expert Jeff Schmid from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $20-$47. 213-2500 or www. conservancy.org. Garden Fairies Naples Botanical Garden hosts a fairy garden workshop from 10 a.m. to noon. $15 for members, $20 for others. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org. Ballet Night Miami City Ballet performs works by Balanchine and Taylor with accompaniment by the Naples Philharmonic at 8 p.m. at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. WEDNESDAY4.5Hollywood Lecture FGCUs Renaissance Academy presents a lecture about Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor from 10-11:30 a.m. at the universitys Naples campus. $20 for members, $25 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or www.fgcu.edu. Lunch & Learn Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center provides lunch and a lecture titled Green Turtles Graze Down Bermudian Seagrass Meadows on the Move to South Florida at noon. $10 for members, $15 for others. Registration required. 300 Tower Road. 530-5940 or www.rookerybay.org. Jazz Night Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra performs with saxophonist Eric Alexander at 6 p.m. at Artis Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO 3.31 4.1 The parent pickup line at Seacrest Country Day School makes way for classic, exotic, muscle and tuner cars from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday to raise money for the schools award-winning robotics program. $7 ($5 with donation of non-perishable food to benefit Grace Place). www.seacrest.org. Learn all about Floridas native plant species when Naples Historical Society hosts the seasons final Chickee Chat with naturalist Glen Stacell from 11 a.m. to noon Friday. Mr. Stacell, the author of A Guide to Native Wildflowers of Southwest Florida, has spent more than 40 years studying the Sunshine States native plant life. www. napleshistoricalsociety.org Immerse yourself in the life of enigmatic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo when Artis Naples presents a screening and discussion of Frida, starring Salma Hayek and Alfred Molina, at 4 p.m. Thursday. www.artisnaples.org3.30 LearnallaboutFloridas 3.30-31 Americas favorite Russian, Yakov Smirnoff, brings his warm-hearted comedy act to the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center in Bonita Springs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday. www.swflpac.com #BOOK IT Country star Lee Ann Womack performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center in Bonita Springs. www.swflpac.com Go back to the days of highballs, high-stakes and smooth crooning when tribute ensemble The Rat Pack Remembered performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. www.artcenterbonita.org3.31
C8 WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Friday, April 21, 2017 Shotgun 1:00PM The Vineyards Country ClubSponsored by:For more information please contact Megan at 239.657.7124 or email@example.com. WHAT TO DOArt ALIVE The Naples Art District west of Airport-Pulling and north of Pine Ridge roads, opens its 40 galleries and studios to the public from 5-8 p.m. 596-5059 or www.naplesartdistrict.com. COMING UPLei-Up Naples Botanical Garden hosts a braided haku lei-making workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 6. $15 for members, $20 for others. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org. Lifelong Learning Naples Botanical Garden hosts a lecture about native orchid research from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, April 6. $15 for members, $20 for others. 643-4737 or www.naplesbotanicalgarden.org. Sunset Concert Friends of Lovers Key presents local singer/songwriters Alan Bradford, Dave Clayton and Bill Veach from 3:45 p.m. to sunset Thursday, April 6. Free with regular park entry. 463-4588 or www.friendsofloverskey.orgFree Concert Slide guitarist Kraig Kenning performs from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 6, on the lawn at Mercato. 2541080 or www.mercatoshops.com. Violin Concert Contemporary violinist Ann-Sophie Mutter performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Frothy Fun Naples Botanical Garden hosts a natural home and body care workshop from 10 a.m. to noon. Friday, April 7, $15 for members, $20 for others. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org. Bluegrass The Hillbenders perform at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www. artisnaples.org. Lifelong Learning Naples Botanical Garden hosts a lecture about water lilies from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 8. $15 for members, $20 for others. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org. Art Fest Naples Artcrafters hosts a festival featuring arts and crafts in a variety of mediums from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Cambier Park. www.naplesartcrafters.com. Lime in the Coconut Naples Botanical Garden hosts a lecture and workshop on growing tropical fruits and coconuts from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 8. $15 for members, $20 for others. 6434737 or www.naplesgarden.org. Tonight Show Stand-up legend and former talk show host Jay Leno performs at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Bluegrass Show Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver perform at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Naples Botanical Garden. $35. www.bluewaterbluegrass. com. Art Show The Esplanade hosts a juried art show with a variety of mediums from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 9. 537-5921 or tylerswildphotos@yahoo. com.Free Concert Gulf Coast Big Band performs at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at Cambier Park. 877-0690 or www.gulfcoastbigband.com. Louie, Louie, Louie Big Bad Voodoo Daddy performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.swflpac.com. Stupid Cupid Neil Sedaka performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at Seminole Immokalee Casino. $70. (800) 218-0007 or www.moreinparadise.com. Om in the Garden Naples Botanical Garden hosts a walking meditation from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday, April 10. $15 for members, $20 for others. 6434737 or www.naplesgarden.org. Wildlife Party Koreshan State Historic Site hosts Gopher Tortoise Day with educational opportunities, activities, viewings and more starting at 10 a.m. Monday, April 10. 992-0311 or www. floridastateparks.org. Foreign Film Italian Cultural Society screens Verso Nord (Italy, 2004) at 6:45 p.m. Monday, April 10, at The Norris Center. A burly, nearly mute criminal embarks on a road trip to Switzerland to help a ten-year-old Moroccan boy reach his adoptive parents. $5. 755 Eighth Ave. S. 434-3323 or www.italianculturalsociety. com. Piano Recital Euro Pianos Naples hosts a performance by Henry Kramer, winner of the 2015 William Petschek Recital Debut Award at The Juilliard School, from 7-9 p.m. Monday, April 10. Call for pricing. 12980 Tamiami Trail N. 591-0304 or www.europianonaples.com.Free Concert Naples Big Band performs at 7 p.m. Monday, April 10, at Cambier Parks band shell. 594-5141 or www.naplesbigband.com. Films for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens Intimate Stories (Argentina, 2002) at 7 p.m. Monday, April 10. Three people and a baby set off on separate journeys on a breathtaking Patagonian route. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Latin Music Pianist Nachito Herrera and soprano Eglisse Guttierez meld opera, jazz and Latin American music at 8 p.m. Monday, April 10, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. $19-$85. 2408 Linwood Ave. 963-9050 or www. operanaples.org.Blues Concert Influential blues guitarist Buddy Guy performs at 8 p.m. Monday, April 10, at ArtisNaples. 5971900 or www.artisnaples.org. Nature Talk Artists Connie Bransilver and Nicholas Petrucci lead a multimedia presentation about Guardians of the Everglades at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Free for members, $10 for others. 403-4207 or www.conservancy.org. Find your balance at Yoga Festival of Naples from 1-8 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at North Collier Regional Park. Area teachers will lead yoga and guided meditation sessions throughout the day, and music and information about holistic living are also part of the plan. www.healthandwellnessnaples.com
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HAVE YOU TRIED OUR FAMOUS MARGARITAS YET? HAPPY HOUR $3 Mexican Beer WHERE TO GOCruisin Conservancy of Southwest Florida hosts an eco-cruise to Rookery Bay to explore its ecological history from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 11. $20$47. 213-2500 or www.conservancy.org. Dinner with the Artists Naples Art Association pairs local sculptor Joel Shapses with Shulas Steakhouse chef Cesar Fernandez for a creative collaboration and multi-course dinner from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11. $125. 585 Park St. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org. The Way Im Livin Country star Lee Ann Womack performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $28-$44. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389-6901 or www. swflpac.com. Jazz Concert Mudbone performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. $10-$40. 2408 Linwood Ave. 775-2900 or www.capacenter.org. Gimme That Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts a handbag event where guests can purchase a wide array of purses while sampling hors doeuvres and enjoying cocktails from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 13. $45, includes bites, a drink and five raffle tickets. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Frankly Funny Actor and comedian Frank Blocker performs monologues, improv, songs and more at 8 p.m. Friday, April 14, at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $15. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. A Tisket, A Tasket Venetian Village hosts an Easter Jamboree with the Easter bunny, egg hunt, arts and crafts and more from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 15. 261-6100 or www.venetianvillage.com. Best Breakfast Miromar Outlets hosts breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 9-10 a.m. Saturday, April 15, with photos following from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the restaurant piazza. 984-3766 or www. miromaroutlets.com. Colombiano South American band Herencia de Timbiqu performs regional Colombian music at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $40-$50. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita. org. Dont Look Back Boston performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at Germain Arena. $40-$100. 9487825 or www.germainarena.com.Chamber Concert Members of Naples Philharmonic perform works by Beethovan and Schuman at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 16, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Films for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens Mysteries of Lisbon (France, 2010) at 7 p.m. Monday, April 17. A jealous countess, a wealthy businessman and a young boy are scattered across Europe and connect with a variety of mysterious individuals. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Thanks! Mercato thanks first responders with motorcycle demonstrations, family activities, bomb and SWAT team units and more from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, April 20. Free. 254-1080 or www.mercatoshops.com. String Recital The Royal String Quartet of Poland performs contemporary compositions at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $27-$37. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.Masterworks Naples Philharmonic Chorus celebrates 25 years with a performance featuring works by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Vaughn Williams at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 21-22. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Master Lecture Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts Marek Dyzewski, rector of The Academy of Music in Wroclaw, as he leads a multimedia presentation titled Voice of Music in Masterpiece Paintings, at 8 p.m. Friday, April 21. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Bout to Harmonize Vocal group Flashback Four perform hits by The Beach Boys, BeeGees and The Four Seasons at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, at The Norris Center. $25. 55 Eighth Ave S. 213-3058 or www.naplesgov.com.Student Concert Winners of Naples Music Clubs scholarships will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at First United Methodist Church of Naples. Free. 388 First Ave. S. 384-9205 or www.naplesmusicclub.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. Catch the national traveling production of the Broadway classic Cabaret Wednesday through Sunday, April 12-16, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.
C10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 ARTS COMMENTARYAt Florida Rep for a spell: the trials of youthYear after year, school kids devote themselves to that annual torture called the spelling bee. They memorize long lists of words theyll never use in real life, as well as prefixes, suffixes and foreign languages. Though I love words, for me spelling is just a means to an end. A spelling bee is not my idea of a good time. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Florida Repertory Theatre makes it fun, though. Fun. F-U-N. Fun. Of course, its entertaining because thats not you up there on that stage feeling the pressure of having to spell ridiculously long and obscure words in front of an audience. Set in a high-school gymnasium, this Tony-nominated musical looks at the lives of half a dozen middle-school kids competing for a trophy and $200. The set by Mike Winkelman is highly realistic, from the thick climbing rope hanging from the ceiling to the metal guards protecting the industrial lights like catchers masks. A miniature stage with red curtains at the rear of the gym holds the quartet, led by musical director Victoria Casella, that accompanies the spellers when they burst into song. And a misspelled banner on the wall behind them PCHS Welcones Spellers is a really nice touch. (Another fun detail: a poster revealing that the schools mascot is the sloth.) Based on the play C-R-E-P-U-S-CU-L-E, this musical was conceived by Rebecca Feldman, with music and lyrics by William Finn and book by Rachel Sheinkin. The premise of a handful of kids competing in a spelling bee is a little lightweight, but its a vehicle that allows us to look at each kids hopes and fears and family situation. Leafs family thinks hes a loser, causing him to perpetually doubt himself (TJ Wagner), while Mindy (Cassandra Hlong) has parents who pressure her to overachieve and excel in everything. Olives mother has gone to India for most of the year (Anne Chamberlain), and her father doesnt seem that involved in her life. She keeps waiting for him to show up, but hes a workaholic. Williams a classic misfit with zero social skills (Bruce Warren), a boy in a mans body. And Logainne is a definite leader (Katrina Michaels), a Future president, as her T-shirt proclaims. And then theres one we all knew in school: Chip, the Boy Scout, the good-looking student and last years spelling bee champion who thinks hell just keep on winning all his life (Evan Zimmerman). Each has his or her own particular way of figuring out the spelling of a word, whether its going into a trance, whispering the spelling into a hand or first spelling the word on an arm or on the floor with a foot. Moderator Rona Lisa Perretti (Laura Hodos), a former spelling bee champion herself, narrates the Putnam County competition as if its a sporting event. Shes obnoxiously perky, as befitting her job as a real estate agent. The actors are earnest and smart; theyre kept on their toes as the show is somewhat improvisational, with limited but unpredictable audience participation. From those who sign up out in the lobby before the show, four are selected to come on stage and participate in the spelling bee with the actors. This adds a new layer of uncertainty to the action, as youre not sure what theyre going to say or whether theyll spell correctly, though theyre typically lobbed easy words. A short biographical sentence is given about each speller each time he or she steps up to the microphone; one audience participant with a dark bob was gently teased for looking like Liza Minnelli, another dressed in black and white was said to havent discovered clothing with color yet. Much of the shows humor comes from Vice Principal Douglas Panch (Brendan Powers), a man with an extremely tentative hold on reality and his own sanity. He received laughs just by walking onstage with his hangdog demeanor, dressed in a blue plaid coat, brown plaid slacks, striped shirt and clashing striped tie. Weary of the world and already defeated by it, he reads the words to the participants in a just-the-facts-maam Detective Joe Friday tone of voice. When asked, he gives a definition and uses the word in a sentence some very odd, cryptic, often non-helpful sentences. Mr. Powers threatens to steal the show. Deonte Goodman plays Mitch, working as a comfort counselor for the losers as part of working off his community service sentence. He gives each one a hug and a juice box and leads them off stage. Mr. Goodman also plays other roles, including two fathers of participants. (Other spellers also have dual roles as parents of the others.) The Florida Rep production is directed under the able hand of Associate Director Jason Parish. A gifted comic actor himself, he mines the most from the material. One of the funniest scenes is a montage of the students spelling, first as if a speeded-up tape, then in slow motion. Mr. Warren was particularly funny in this scene, moving about, hands on hips, like Mick Jagger. His character is off-putting and obnoxious, but my, he made me laugh when he danced. Mr. Warrens solo, Magic Foot, is a standout, as is Ms. Hlongs I Speak Six Languages. Ms. Chamberlains My Friend, the Dictionary and The I Love You Song are also show-stoppers, the latter particularly a heart-breaker, as the little girl imagines her mother and father singing to her about how much they love her. But, its only a fantasy, or chimerical, which is the word shes asked to spell. The show also contains a scene where a speller gets an erection at an inopportune time. The song about it is Chips Lament. The choreography by Jennifer Byrne is lively, especially during the gospelflavored number, Pandemonium, and Dina Perezs costumes not only help differentiate the spellers but express their personalities. The musical should appeal especially to younger audiences, those who remember high school with fondness. But, it should also speak to those who feel that life is just one grown-up version of high school. Although its not a particularly deep Deep. D-E-E-P. Deep. show, its a fun night at the theater. nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee>> Who: Florida Repertory Theatre >> When: Through April 12 >> Where: The Historic Arcade Theatre, Fort Myers >> Info: 332-4488 or www. oridarep.org SUMMER GROH / FLORIDA REPERTORY THEATREEvan Zimmerman, Cassandra Hlong, Bruce Warren, Katrina Michaels, Anne Chamberlain and TJ Wagner in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
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C14 WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY CHINA BISTRO CHEF OWNED WITH 38 YEARS EXPERIENCE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK MondaySaturday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.omeinaples.comWE MAKE THE BEST PEKING DUCK! OUR FOOD IS MADE WITH THE FRESHEST INGREDIENTS. FULL BAR & PATIO SEATING. NAPLES CENTRE VILLAGES 6434 Naples Boulevard, Unit 406 Naples, Florida 34109239.631.5633 2015 2016 Interventional Pain ManagementDeWayne Lockhart, Jr., M.D. ASSOCIATES INMEDICINE & SURGERY NEW Estero LocationAccepting New Patients Internal Medicine Same Day Appointment SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 2017, 6:30PMTickets are $35 and available for purchase at naplesgarden.org Advance tickets are required for this concert.4820 Bayshore Drive / 239.643.7275NAPLESGARDEN.ORG Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have nearly 40 albums to their credit, are seven-time IBMA Vocal Group of the Year winners, and have multiple Grammy, Dove, and other award nominations. Lawson is reigning SPBGMA Mandolin Player of the Year, and was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in 2012 at the Ryman Auditorium. The Garden, including Fogg Caf, will close at 5pm and re-open at 6pm for concert. Please remember to bring your own seating for this concert and wear weather appropriate clothing. IN THE GARDEN INTHEGARDE N For additional information about Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, please visit www.doylelawson.com Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. FILM CAPSULESBeauty and the Beast (Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Ian McKellen) In Disneys live-action remake of its animated classic, Belle (Ms. Watson) is trapped in the Beasts (Ms. Stevens) enchanted castle, but is helped by a clock (Mr. McKellen) and candelabra (Ewan McGregor), among other living furniture. It remains a sweet love story at its core, and the visuals are breathtaking. Still, the filmmakers took an animated 84-minute work of perfection and bloated it to a live-action 129 minutes that feels unnecessary. Rated PG.The Sense of an Ending (Jim Broadbent, Emily Mortimer, Charlotte Rampling) An elderly British man (Mr. Broadbent) has trouble retrieving a diary that is in the possession of the woman (Ms. Rampling) who was his girlfriend 40 years earlier. There are some nice themes and performances, but the ending, ironically, leaves a bit to be desired. Rated PG-13. Kong: Skull Island (Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson) In 1973, a group of explorers encounter a giant ape and other creatures on a remote island in the South Pacific. The action and effects are impressive, but the story takes a turn for the worse in its second half. If you go, see it in IMAX 3D, as the visuals are tremendous. Rated PG-13.Before I Fall (Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Jennifer Beals) After dying in a car accident, a teenager wakes to relive the same day until well, thats what she needs to figure out. Its Groundhog Day as a teen girl drama, and though it has some intriguing ideas, it plays out in pretty standard ways. Rated PG-13.Fist Fight (Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Tracy Morgan) A public high school teacher (Mr. Day) gets his colleague (Mr. Cube) fired after tattling on him after he destroyed a student-occupied desk with an axe. Its crass and unrealistic, but worst of all, its an unfunny mish mash of a high school that is truly out of this world. Rated R.The LEGO Batman Movie (Voices of Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Jenny Slate) Bruce Wayne/Batman (Mr. Arnett) adopts an orphan (voice of Michael Cera) and fights The Joker (Mr. Galifianakis) and other Gotham City villains in this spinoff of The LEGO Movie (2014). Its more than DC Comics characters who come into play (Sauron, Voldemort, etc.), which is part of the fun and it is a heckuva lot of fun. Rated PG.The Comedian (Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Edie Falco) Struggling stand-up comic Jackie Burke (Mr. De Niro) bickers with his agent (Ms. Falco) and finds a kindred spirit in a woman he meets in a soup kitchen (Ms. Mann). The jokes are hit and miss, the story labors and ultimately, Jackie is too pigheaded to root for. Rated R.A Dogs Purpose (Britt Robertson, Dennis Quaid, voice of Josh Gad) The soul of a dog (Mr. Gad) is reincarnated over four lifetimes, touching different humans in the process. It might appeal to kids, but anyone else even dog lovers will find the manipulative, forced drama tough to stomach. Rated PG.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 C15 On the lawn across from MASA and Silverspot CinemaFREE ADMISSION LAWN CHAIRS WELCOME Slide Guitar, Singer & Songwriter Located just north of Vanderbilt Beach Road on U.S. 41239.254.1080 MercatoShops.com Complimentary Valet Parking! AZN Azian Cuizine | BRAVO! | The Capital Grille GiGis Childrens Boutique | Mark Loren Designs MASA | McCormick & Schmicks | The Pub | Signatures Silverspot Cinema | The Wine Cellar of Naples The Wine Loft | Zen Aveda Salonfor all customers from 11:30am to 4pm at the Blue Martini and BRAVO! stands. Also complimentary valet after 4pm with validation from:Valet fee is $11 without validation. Participating merchants, rates and hours subject to change. LATEST FILMST2: Trainspotting Is it worth $10? YesTrainspotting (1996) was a jolt of a movie, an unpleasant inside look at heroin addiction and the hardships it entails. Anyone expecting more of the same in T2: Trainspotting, however, should be warned: This is a different kind of movie. Because it had to be. Its slower, more measured and thoughtful. In some ways its about how addicts struggle to move on. But its also about friendship, loyalty, betrayal, the women who get in the way and the old friend whos out to kill you. The original ended with its hero, Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor), betraying his mates and leaving Scotland with 16,000 pounds of heroin they were supposed to split. T2 picks up 20 years later, when Mark returns to Edinburgh after his mother dies. Spud (Ewen Bremner) is a failed husband and father still struggling with his heroin addiction. Cocaine addict Simon, aka Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), runs a failing bar and blackmails businessmen who cheat on their wives. And to Marks delight, psychopath Frank Begbie (Robert Carlyle) is in prison at least for now. Mark eventually reunites with his old buds, some more pleasantly than others. The adrenaline rush of the original film fueled by a junkies need for a fix and the lengths hell go to get it is supplanted in T2 by adults who know heroin is bad, but arent sure what to do with themselves to avoid it. So its with the omnipresent temptation of falling back on the junk that Mark helps Spud stay straight, and later teams with Sick Boy and his girlfriend (Anjela Nedyalkova) for small-time crime. Then Begbie breaks out of prison and will stop at nothing to kill Mark. The script by John Hodge (again based on the work of Irvine Welsh) is a bit aimless, but then so are the characters, so the real negative effect of this is that it impedes escalating dramatic tension. Director Danny Boyle utilizes the fastpaced, high-energy style of the original sparsely, and to limited effect, here. Marks choose life rant in a restaurant feels out of context. Freeze frames during a fight with Sick Boy dont work. And crazed visualizations dont have the desired impact. Worse, the thick Scottish brogue remains hard to understand. I dont care that theyre speaking English this movie needs subtitles. The most intriguing element of T2 is Marks character arc. It is human nature that we can change our scenery but not necessarily who we are; our demons sometimes follow us no matter how hard we try to leave them behind. Accepting your issues is supposed to be the key to happiness, but as we learn from watching Mark, thats merely the beginning of the process. As a whole, T2: Trainspotting is compelling viewing. The pop soundtrack is catchy, the performances are inspired and the film resonates with an unsettling tone that renders the final product far from dull. Its not quite the sequel you expect, but it is a fitting next chapter for these characters. n M f i A d b dan HUDAKpunchdrunkmovies.com >> Ewen Bremner played Mark in the 1995 stage version of Trainspotting, but the producers wanted Ewan McGregor as the lead in the movie, which led to Mr. Bremner taking over as Spud. The Only Naples Restaurant Where Fresh Seafood is Flown in Daily From New England! CHEF BILLS LUNCH SPECIALSLUNCH SERVED 11:004:00Open Faced Egg Salad Sandwich $9Served with fries and a pickle Baked Haddock Mike $13 Topped with sliced tomato, Swiss cheese and lobster sauce served with rice and veggies Chicken Stir-Fry $10With vegetables and a sweet teriyaki sauce served over rice Pesto Basil, Mozzarella & Tomato Panini $11Served with a side of coleslaw ASK OUR SERVERS ABOUT OUR NIGHTLY DINNER SPECIALS! HOURS Sun-Thu 11am-9pm Fri-Sat 11am-9:30pm4221 East Tamiami Trail, Naples 239.455.5111billssteakandseafood.com Not responsible for typographical errors. 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C16 WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.preferrednaples.com239-261-1177 800-523-3716 Cruise Into The Next 10 Years With Florida Weekly! Preferred Travel, along with Florida Weekly, is giving away a 7-day Caribbean cruise for two.WIN A 7-DAY CARIBBEAN CRUISE FOR TWO!Enter To Win Today!https://contest.fbapp.io/preferred Florida Weekly is Celebrating 10 Years! Prize is cruise only including port taxes, sailing from Fort Lauderdale or Miami. See contest form for complete details. No purchase necessary to enter. One entry per day. Must be 21 years or older to enter. Not open to employees or family members of Preferred Travel, C elebrity Cruises and Florida Weekly. No cash value; cannot be bartered, sold or auctioned off. TICKETS: 239.481.4849 GulfCoastSymphony.org Performance accessible to all patrons. Sunday, April 9, 2017, 7pmBarbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW Tickets from $42 A dream cast Tony Award-nominee Melissa Errico, Drama Desk Award-winner Rachel York, and our own audience favorite Phantom Doug LaBrecque performs works from Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Evita, as well as smash hits from other Broadway and Hollywood shows!Sponsored in part by: Dr. Jacob Goldberger and Margarita Suarez & Family Join us for a buffet dinner prior to the show. $30 per person. For Dinner Reservations: GulfCoastSymphony.org or 239.277.1700 Open 7 days a week239 631 8522bonehookbrewing.comLocated in Creekside Corners Plaza 1514 Immokalee Rd | Suite 106 Naples | FL | 34110 MAKE MY MONDAY 3-7pm$4 Full Pours on all beers under 8% ABV taps & tacos 5-7pmFree Taco with Beer Purchase while supplies last live music 6-9pm live music 6-9pm Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday APRIL BREWS DAY BREWERY & TAP ROOM3-6PM THE FREECOASTERS7-10PM THE WOODWORK SATURDAY, APRIL 1 3 -6PM THE FREECOASTERS PM A Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 1 6P M M Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y , , , , , , , , , , , , Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Things My Mother Taught Me delivers laughs, perspective BY TOM HALLFlorida Weekly CorrespondentKatherine DiSavinos Things My Mother Taught Me, at the Off Broadway Palm through April 29, centers on Gabe (played by James Putnam) and Olivia (Katie Pankow), two 28-year-olds (OK shes only 27 and one-half) who have driven a U-Haul from New York to Chicago and are moving into their first apartment together. Its not going well. The brand new chair the couple bought together is wedged in the door frame and wont budge, forcing the couple to lug their belongings up the exterior fire escape to their fourth-floor flat. Its an omen. Her day is about to get much, much worse. Unbeknownst to Liv, Gabe is planning to use the dubious occasion of move-in day to propose. I know. This violates Marriage Proposal Mistake No. 5: Not Waiting for the Right Moment. I mean, really, what girl hasnt dreamed of standing among unpacked boxes and haphazardly arranged furniture, tired, sweaty and frazzled, as her guy drops to one knee to propose marriage? But this isnt Gabes worst gaffe. Committing Marriage Proposal Mistake No. 3, he has invited both sets of parents to join them on move-in day so they can be on hand when he pops the question. In Gabes defense, hes so passionate about Olivia he wants to shout his proposal for the entire world to hear. Awkward describes what ensues during all of Act One. For example, Gabes mom, Lydia (Nancy Antonio), is a neatfreak who wont allow anyone to cart a stick of furniture into the apartment until its been cleaned from top to bottom, starting with the top of the refrigerator. For as bad as Lydia might be, Olivias mom, Karen (ML Graham), is even worse. Based on her own failed first marriage, Karen has instructed her daughter in no uncertain terms to date lots of different men and, above all else, avoid marriage until shes at least 30. Liv hasnt told her that she and Gabe are moving in together, a fact Karen doesnt discover until she arrives in their apartment on moving day. The semi-autobiographical situation in Act One is so realistic that many of Ms. DiSavinos comic one-liners failed to land with the Off-Broadway Palm audience, which found itself shifting uncomfortably in the theaters comfy Nancy Antonio as Lydia, Katie Pankow as Olivia, Joel Stigliano as the superindendent and ML Graham as Karen
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Makers: Women Who Make Southwest Florida See portraits of the 2017 honorees authentic, passionate and inspiring women who will leave a lasting impact on the people, environment, economy and culture of Southwest Florida. FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 9 P.M. Great Performances Dudamel Conducts Tangos Under the Stars with the L.A. Philharmonic Sway to the sounds coaxed from the Los Angeles Philharmonic by Music Director Gustavo Dudamel at the Hollywood Bowl. The evening of Latin music includes works by Alberto Ginastera, Astor Piazzolla and Lalo Schifrin. SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 10:30 P.M. Are you Being Served? A large, old-fashioned store in London, Grace Bros. is still run on hierarchical lines. Each member of the staff knows his or her place in theory. SUNDAY, APRIL 2 8 P.M. Call the Midwife Season 6: Part 1 The team reunites, but all is not well when a change of management shocks Nonnatus House to the core. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 C21 JOIN US ABOARD THEEarly Easter Dinner Cruise1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.Sunset Dinner Cruise6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.Easter SundayApril 16, 2017On The Menu...Caesar Salad Roasted Turkey Baked Ham Mashed Potatoes Vegetable Medley Sweet Potato Casserole Berry Tart for Dessert Both cruises are $63.00* for adults $31.50 for children ages 3-11*Price does not include port charge, tax or service charge. 3-day cancellation policy. No coupons or discounts apply.Call (239) 649-2275 for Reservationswww.NaplesPrincessCruises.com | 550 Port-O-Call Way, Naples, FL 34102 OR thirdstreetsouth.com 239.434.6533 Discover a Dozen Glorious Restaurants and CafesOver 50 Unique and Sophisticated Shops and GalleriesGracious Strolls amidst Abundant Flowers, Fountains and Courtyards!Gather Your Best Friends and Come to the Most Charm Filled Neighborhood of All CELEBRITY EXTRAWill Ferrells current projects include HBO political drama BY CINDY ELAVSKYQ: I havent seen a lot from Will Ferrell lately. Can you tell me what hes up to? Ben D., Hartford, ConnecticutA: While Mr. Ferrell is keeping busy starring in the halfdozen movies hes got in the pipeline The House, Zeroville, Daddys Home 2 and Holmes and Watson, to name a few he and Adam McKay have been given the green light by HBO to executive-produce a new political drama, Succession. The series, which has been given a 10-episode order, centers on the Roys, a fictional American global-media family that is not only rich and powerful, but also powerfully dysfunctional. The series stars Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin and Sarah Snook. As of this writing, HBO had not released a premiere date. Q: I was so happy to read in your column that Sean Astin would be on the next season of Stranger Things. What else has he been doing lately? Dre F., via emailA: The Lord of the Rings and Rudy alumnus has joined the cast of TNTs The Alienist. The series also stars Daniel Brhl, Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning, Robert Wisdom, Qorianka Kilcher, Matt Lintz, Matthew Shear and Douglas Smith. Based on the 1994 bestseller of the same name by Caleb Carr, The Alienist is a psychological thriller set in the Gilded Age of New York City in 1896, a city of vast wealth, extreme poverty and technological innovation. When a series of haunting, gruesome murders of boy prostitutes grips the city, newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt (played by Mr. Astin) calls upon criminal psychologist (aka alienist) Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Mr. Brhl) and newspaper illustrator John Moore (Mr. Evans) to conduct the investigation in secret. They are aided by a makeshift crew of singular characters, among them the intrepid Sara Howard (Ms. Fanning), a young secretary on Roosevelts staff who is determined to become the first female police detective in New York City. Using the emerging disciplines of psychology and forensic science, this band of social outsiders tracks down one of New York Citys first serial killers. Write to Cindy at King Features Weekly Service, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803; or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. COURTESY PHOTO / DEPOSITPHOTOSFERRELL
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ANTIQUESBottle-cap art from the 1950s, 1990s still brings a sparkle to collectors BY TERRY KOVEL AND KIM KOVELSome modern artists like to make something out of nothing by using discarded metal, signs, cans, tools, machine parts and other trash to form useful and artistic pieces of art. One of the most popular discards are metal crown bottle caps from soda bottles. The crown cap, the type used on soda bottles, was invented in 1892. Soon ads and logos were printed on the caps, and they were considered trash after the bottle contents were emptied. But they were colorful and round, so eventually large pieces were created, like bottlecap chains strung with hundreds of caps and smoking stands made from the chains. Caps were painted and used as game pieces like checkers, and a trivet shaped like a bunch of grapes was made from caps covered with crocheted yarn. There also were planters, purses, bottle-cap buttons made with magnets and jewelry, especially crossshaped pendants. Many can be found pictured online, but the most popular are the man and woman figures made as a Boy Scout project in the 1950s. The figure had arms and legs made with strings and caps, a wooden body and head, and it held a small colored aluminum bowl. A modern artist named Rick Ladd made the most spectacular and artistic pieces a chair and footstool in 1991. Loops of bottle-cap chains, flat wooden frame sections decorated with caps that show the original brand art, and glass formed a 20-inch-high chair and footstool. They sold at a recent Skinner auction in Boston for $492. A matching chest of drawers brought $884, and a picture frame sold for $677. Q: I have a wardrobe trunk made by Industructo Trunk Co. that belonged to my great-grandmother. She was married in 1895 and died in the 1930s. The trunk has her monogram on it. When the trunk is standing on end, the left end opens up a rod that holds hangers. It has drawers and a hatbox. Its been years since it was opened and I dont have a key. It will have to go to a locksmith. Any information would be greatly appreciated. A: The Indestructo Trunk Co. was owned by National Veneer Products, a company founded in Mishawaka, Ind., in 1901. Indestructo Trunk Co. was sold to Dodge Co. in 1909 and was sold again in 1924. It closed in 1934. The company made large steamer trunks, wardrobe trunks and other luggage. You have a wardrobe trunk, popular when people took long trips by boat or train. Wardrobe trunks are big, heavy and not convenient storage, so they are not popular with collectors and are very hard to sell. Q: I just got what looks like a copper luster teapot marked Wade England. The lid has a genie with his arms folded. The bottom of the teapot is marked The Genie Teapot. What is it worth? A: Wade pottery is made by The Wade Group of Potteries, which started near Burslem, England, in 1810. Several potteries merged to become George Wade & Son Ltd., early in the 20th century, and other potteries have been added through the years. The Genie teapot was made in the 1970s and sells for less than $30. Q: My sisters and I inherited a 40-binder collection of non-sports cards that range from 19th century tobacco cards through cards printed in the 1970s. None of the cards have been graded. How do we go about establishing the value of the collection? A: Tobacco cards were first included in cigarette packs in the 1870s to keep the package from getting crushed when they were shipped. Cards featured pictures of athletes, entertainers, famous people and historical figures and scenes. You can contact www.psacard.com (Professional Sports Authenticator), a grading and authentication company, or an auction house that sells advertising and sports memorabilia. You also can take the cards to a local dealer to get an idea of value. Grading cards requires expert knowledge. You will be charged for the experts time and experience. Q: I have a funny cookie jar that is marked Oscar U.S.A. It is a little boys head. He has a big smiling red lip and a red hat that is the lid. A: Your cookie jar was made by Robinson Ransbottom Co. of Roseville, Ohio. Cookie jars were made there about 1920 but Oscar isnt in the catalog until 1943. He was made with a blue or a red hat. Tip: Be very careful when handling old bottles or medical equipment. The remains of old drugs, even toxic materials, may still cling to the surface. A broken bit of glass or a sliver could let these toxic materials reach your bloodstream. 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. Write to Kovels, Florida Weekly, King Features Syndicate, 628 Virginia Dr., Orlando, FL 32803.This bottle-cap chair has a Westclox Baby Ben clock set into the top of the back and cup holders in the ends of the arms.
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Walk the Talk for Epilepsy 2017 takes place Saturday morning, April 1, at North Collier Regional Park. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk steps out at 9 a.m. Sign up by March 30 for $25 for adults, $15 for children (ages 12 and younger); after March 30 and on the day of, registration is $35 and $20. All are welcome. The walk is organized by the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida. Top donors as of press time were: Morgan & Morgan, GL Homes of Florida, Nicklaus Childrens Hospital, Bua Bell Group and Supernus Pharmaceiuticalsl Wellfit Girls and Gulf Coast Runners host the second annual To(tu) Peru 5k & Yoga Event at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at North Collier Regional Park. In addition to the run, participants can enjoy a one-mile walk, a free Vinyasa yoga session, refreshments and more. Registration is $12-$40 and proceeds benefit Wellfit Girls annual trip to Peru for local teenaged girls. For more information or to register, visit www.gcrunner.org. Naples Botanical Garden hosts The Garden Open from noon to 8 p.m. Monday, April 17, at Windstar on Naples Bay. The scramble-style tournament event includes cocktails, dinner and a live auction. Registration is $300 for golf and dinner, $80 for a dinner guest. For more information or to sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The third annual Guadalupe Center Golf Classic tees off at 1 p.m. Friday, April 21, at the Vineyards Country Club. The event starts with a buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m. and wraps up with awards, cocktails and dinner. Sponsors to date are Arthrex and Gulfshore Life. To register or for more information, email email@example.com or visit www.guadalupecenter.org. Friends of Foster Children Forever invites people of all ages and abilities to take part in the first-ever Sunshine 5K Run/Walk on Saturday morning, April 22, at Vineyards Community Park, 6231 Arbor Blvd. W. in Naples. 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Lipman Family Farms hosts the Run for Backpacks 5K and junior fun run at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 22, at Immokalee High School. Proceeds will provide backpacks filled with school supplies for local children. Participants will receive a bag full of Immokalee produce after the 8 a.m. 5K and 9 a.m. junior race. Registration is $25 for adults, $15 for children before the event, $30 on race day. For more information, call 657-4421 or visit www. lipmanfamilyfarms.com. The Stroke Recovery Foundation holds its inaugural Stroke Victor golf scramble Saturday, April 22, at Quail Village Golf Club. Registration starts at noon and the shotgun start is at 1 p.m. Registration is limited to 100 golfers and includes dinner and an awards ceremony. Sign up for $80 per golfer (dinner for non-golfers is $30). To register or for more information, call 598-2815 or email membership@ QuailVillageGolfClub.org. Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida hosts its Breaking Par Charity Golf Tournament at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, April 23, at The Club at Grandezza. The day includes a full game, luncheon and awards ceremony. Registration is $175. For more information or to register, call 225-2565 or visit www. jaswfl.org. The Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida Inc. holds its Augusta on the Gulf golf tournament Monday, April 24, at Vineyards Country Club. Registration is $250. To sign up or for more information, call 4173465 or email email@example.com. GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 C25 CAI Trade Expo & Taste of the ExpoThursday, April 6, 20179:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.ALICO ARENA, 10501 FGCU Blvd, Fort Myers 33965 Free Admittance Free Parking 100+ Booths of Products & Services Shuttle Service Elevators to Classes Free Food Court Vendors unique to the condo/HOA market Vendor Give-Aways & RafflesContinuing Education Courses for Managers & Board Members:2017 Legal Update8:00-10:00 a.m.with Paul Terry, Angius & TerryBoard Certification8:30-10:30 a.m.with Ashley Lupo, Roetzel & AndressFREE but registration required by 4/3/17 for classes. Register at: www.SouthGulfCoastChapterCAI.com Attention All Condo & Homeowner Assoc. Boards and CAMS!Dont MissThis!FREE!NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR EXPO All About Closets is all about innovative design, impeccable craftsmanship and awless service. Our installations reect your dreams and your personality, while enhancing your home. We will maximize the storage of your closets, home oce, wall units, pantry, and garage or anywhere in your home that requires storage solutions. Our team works from Port Charlotte to Marco Island. www.allaboutclosets.com Call for a Professional Design Consultation! E PDesigner firstname.lastname@example.org 239.303.5829 Create Function & Storage with Style! C bt | nbb fr | bf t | t | t rt f t Create Function & Storage with Style! COME FOR THE FOOD, STAY FOR THE SPORTS!Naples 239-352-4233 Pebblebrooke Plaza, 15215 Collier Blvd # 301 Naples, FL 34119Special 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 burger served with fries $ $ $ $ 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 WEDNESDAY B B B U U U U Y Y Y Y O O O O N N N N E E E G G G G E E T T O O N N E E ! SIZZLING FAJITAS$ 4 4 4 4 MA MA M M RG RG R A AR AR IT IT T T T A A AS AS 4pm-Close THURSDAY 1 1 / / / 2 2 2 P P P r r r i i i c c c e e e W W W i ng s s s OR C C C h h h ick e e e n n n T T e e e n n n d d d e e e r s s 4pm-Close FRIDAY F F F F F i i s s s h F F r r r y y y y y Beer battered haddock with fries and coleslaw $ $ $ $ 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 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 2 2 2 2 2 f f f f o o o r r r r 1 1 1 1 1 DR DR R D IN IN IN K KS KS Plus Triple Play All Day Every Day! NOW ONLY$9.99 Full Rack Baby Back Ribs NOW ONLY$16.99 N $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ Twin Cold Water Lobster Tails NOW ONLY$12.99 Gulf Grouper Fry New Happy Hour! Sat & Sun 3-7pm GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce holds its annual golf tournament at 1 p.m. Friday, April 28, at Quail Creek Country Club. Participants will enjoy a pre-game lunch, a hole-in-one contest with a $10,000 cash prize and an awards dinner following the tournament. Registration is $175. To sign up or for more information, visit www.napleschamber.org. Great Strides Naples/Fort Myers chapter hosts a 5K walk to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation stepping out at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 29, at Estero Community Park. Participants can register as individuals or teams to fundraise prior to the event. To sign up or for more information, call (813) 374-9041 or visit www. fightcf.cff.org. Redlands Christian Migrant Association holds the annual Lipman Golf Classic at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 6, at Naples Heritage Golf Club. Registration is $225, with proceeds to benefit Immokalee migrant farm workers. For more information, call (800) 2826540 or visit www.rcma.org. The Brandi Tramazzo Hero House Foundation hosts its second annual Crazy Pants charity golf tournament at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 6, at Hammock Bay Golf & Country Club. Participants are encouraged to wear their craziest golf pants. Lunch follows at The Speakeasy Marco Island. For registration details and more information, call 404-4228 or email email@example.com. Noodles Italian Caf and Sushi Bar hosts the eighth annual Stand Up Paddle & Luau Races with competitive, family and Special Olympics races starting at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 7, at Vanderbilt Beach. Registration is $25 and includes paddleboards. Proceeds benefit Collier County Special Olympics. For more information or to register, call 370-6577 or visit www. supspecialolympicsnaples.org. Youth Haven hosts its 30th annual Fairways for the Future Golf Tournament at 1 p.m. Monday, May 8, at Grey Oaks Country Club. All golfers will receive one ticket to the organizations gala on May 7, a boxed lunch, two mulligans, entry into all on-course contests and admission to the posttournament awards reception. Registration is $500. Raffle tickets for a European river cruise are available. To sign up or for more information, call 687-5155 or visit www.youthhavenswfl. com. Email news about charity sports events to Lindsey Nesmith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
C26 WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY (239) 659-3132 naples.hilton.com Niccole Neebling Director of Sales, Catering & Marketingnneebling@ cooperhotels.com (239) 659-3132 Tracy Duhaney Sr. Conference Services Manager tduhaney@ cooperhotels.com (239) 659-3124 Shannon Quinn Special Events Manager squinn@ cooperhotels.com (239) 659-3108 Russ Burland Business Development Manager rburland@ cooperhotels.com (239) 659-3112CONSTANTLY RAISING THE BAR ON CUSTOMER SERVICE.Easily accessible, Hilton Naples o ers a perfect blend of location and full-service event space to create the ultimate meeting experience. Contact Your Meeting Success Team Today!5111 Tamiami Trail North Naples, Florida, 34103 Board Meetings | Sta Retreats | Sales Summits Galas & Banquets | Fundraiser Events | Press Conferences Product Launch Parties | Political Dinners | Estate Planning Seminars Alumni Gatherings | Weddings & Receptions | Trade Shows (800) 246-1129 www.BlueCapitalCleaning.comEach industry has unique standards and requires custom cleaning services. Blue Capital Cleaning provides a wide array of options to ensure a sanitized, safe work environment under any condition.O ce Cleanings | Construction Cleanup | Floor Care SHINEMaking You naplesclubsushi.com239.261.43322555 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34103 6 6 MUST PRESENT COUPON. Not available with other promotions. Offer expires April 6, 2017. NAPLES BEST HAPPY HOUR! $5.00 MARTINIS $5.00 APPETIZERS 5-7 PM Locally Inspired. Awesomely Fresh. SAVE THE DATE Champions For Learning and Suncoast Credit Union host the 27th annual Golden Apple Celebration of Teachers Dinner honoring the 2017 Golden Apple recipients, Teachers of Distinction and Collier County Public Schools Teachers of the Year from 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 31, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. Myra Janco Daniels will be honored as the newest Heart of the Apple recipient. The Golden Apple recipients are: Joanna Campanile and Janell Matos, Poinciana Elementary; Anne Fredette, Lorenzo Walker Technical College; Ashley Lynn Heirls, Highlands Elementary; Maria LaRocco, Sabal Palm Elementary; Amanda McCoy, Manatee Middle; and Stacy Smith, Palmetto Ridge High. Tickets are $125. For tickets or more information, call Champions For Learning at 643-4755 or visit www.championsforlearning.org. The 28th annual Wanderlust culinary and travel auction to benefit the School of Resort & Hospitality Management at Florida Gulf Coast University takes place from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at Six Bends Harley-Davidson in Fort Myers, followed by an after party at HeadPinz in Fort Myers. Tickets are $250 ($150 for School of Resort & Hospitality Management alumni). For tickets or more information, email email@example.com or visit www.FGCUWanderlust.org. Baby Basics of Collier County celebrates spring with a Champagne for a Cause breakfast from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 8, at the pavilion at Waterside Shops. Tickets are $125, with all proceeds helping provide diapers to lowincome, working families in Collier County and Bonita Springs. Tickets are $125. RSVP by emailing Monica Bailey at mabailey23@ aol.com. She Will Fight holds the second annual Girlfriends Party: Unite for the Fight from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in a private home in the Vineyards. Models who all are cancer survivors will show off fashions provided by True Fashionistas Designer Retail Shop. Live music, pop-up boutiques and a silent auction will add to the fun. She Will Fight supports women fighting cancer, especially those in the late stages of the battle. Tickets are $35. For more information, visit www.shewillfight.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Legal Aid Service of Collier County holds its annual Barristers Bash from
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 C27 FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.NAPLESGRANDE.COM/BUBBLEQ #BubbleQ Happy Hour $5 Veuve at 5pmBBQ + LIVE MUSIC EVERY FRIDAY 5-9PM | SUNSET VERANDA & LOBBY LOUNGE475 Seagate Drive Naples, Florida 34103 (877)599-7916 GET AWAY FROM ONLY... ROUND TRIP! Y LY ... R $125 keywestexpress.net *MINIMUM 8 DAY ADVANCE PURCHASE, NON-REFUNDABLE FARE. CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER OFFERS. WEEKEND FEE APPLIES TO ANY TRAVEL FRIDAY THRU SUNDAY. EXPIRES APRIL 30, 2017. ONLINE PURCHASES. Chill Out...Relax...Explore! NE N N DWI TH H Getting There is Half the Fun! *M *M ND P t S t 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the Hilton Naples. Tickets are limited to the first 300 sold. For more information, call Logan Meester at 775-4555 or email email@example.com. Collier Child Care Resources holds its fifth annual Big Impressions by Little Artists from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, at the Hilton Naples. This years artwork will be inspired by the natural environment in harmony with CCCRs arts-based program and follows the Reggio Emilia educational philosophy. Creations by the children of CCCRs early childhood development programs, the works of local artists plus other items will be featured in live and silent auctions. Rick Gallo will serve as live auctioneer. The event will also include CCCRs annual Family Friendly Business Awards. Co-chairs are Lisa Gruenloh of Purpose Journey and Kathy Bamberg of Lutgert Insurance. Tickets for $75 are available by calling 643-3908 or by visiting www.collierchildcare. org. For information about sponsorship opportunities, email Dianne Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org. Big Impressions by Little Artists is hosted by the CCCR Business 100, a group of local businesses that support CCCRs mission and programs by making an annual donation to benefit its four child development programs. CCCR operates two centers in Naples Childs Path (ages 2-5) and Little Wonders (ages 1-5) as well as A Step Up Child Development Centers at Golden Gate and Immokalee high schools for preschoolers of teen parents who are completing their high school education. Young Executives of the David Lawrence Center invite everyone with a passion for supporting mental health awareness and helping others to climb aboard the Naples Princess for an evening of networking, friendraising and philanthropy Thursday, June 15. Boarding begins at 6 p.m. and the ship sets departs at 7 p.m. for a two-hour cruise. Passengers will enjoy music, hors doeuvres, drinks and a beautiful Naples sunset. Red, white and nautical blue attire is encouraged. Tickets for the sixth annual DLC Young Executives Sunset Cruise are $45 until June 2, $50 thereafter. One drink ticket is included, a cash bar will be open. For reservations or more information, visit www.davidlawrencecenter.org. Email details about your charity gala or fundraising soiree to Cindy Pierce at email@example.com. SAVE THE DATE
C28 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYLike 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. Send us your society and business networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to cpierce@ oridaweekly.com.Celebrating The Power of Community with the Jewish Federation of Collier CountyCHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY The Commodores Ball at the Naples Sailing & Yacht ClubTED EPSTEIN / COURTESY PHOTOS SOCIETY 1. Event chairs Phyllis Seaman, Rosalee Bogo and Wallie Lenchner 2. Florence Hertzman, Linda Rossman and Myra Shapiro 3. Tovah Feldshuh 4. Harvey Brenner and Maxine Brenner 5. Sam Friedland, Judith Friedland and Godfrey Levy 6. Art Bookbinder and Sue Bookbinder 7. Myra Friedman and Mort Friedman 8. Stuart Kaye and Jay Kaye 9. Malcolm Thomson and Melody Sawyer Richardson 1. Tom OReilly, Joe Giasi, Jerry Watkins, Bill Marti and Sandi Druley 2. Jo OReilly, Faith Schwalback and Catherine Justmann 3. Janet Belle and Jerry Belle 4. Carol Joseph and Tom Joseph 5. Lucy Farrell, Bruce Farrell, Diane McMeekin, Tom McMeekin, Hazel Pirnak and Larry Pirnak 6. 2017 Commodore Larry Pirnak with Past Commodore Art Lottes 1 1 6 6 2 2 7 3 3 8 9 4 4 5 5
BRINGING WORLD-CLASS CANCER CARE TO COLLIER COUNTYFlorida Cancer Specialists has built a national reputation for excellence that is re ected in exceptional and compassionate patient care. Our team of highly trained and dedicated physicians, clinicians and staff is proud to care for you at our ve Collier County locations. W orl d Class Me dicine. Hometown Care. *Prior to approval FLCancer.comCollier County PhysiciansJoel S. Grossman, MD Douglas D. Heldreth, MD Rebecca Kosloff, MD Andy Lipman, MD Susan K. Morgan, MD Daniel J. Morris, MD Steven B. Newman, MD Mark S. Rubin, MD Ferdy Santiago, MD Jay Wang, MD Bennett Yu, MDBonita Springs: (239) 947.3092 Naples Goodlette: (239) 434.0656 Naples Napa Ridge: (239) 353.6636 Naples Sierra Meadows: (239) 732.3140 Naples West: (239) 434.2622of new cancer drugs approved in 2016 for use in the U.S. were studied in clinical trials conducted with Florida Cancer Specialists participation.*84% Florida Cancer Specialists treats me like family. They always have time to answer my questions and I never feel rushed. Juan Estrada
C30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY ALAN GLASSMAN / COURTESY PHOTOS Mary Marx, Kathleen Passidomo, Lisa Khan and Jan Face GlassmanLike 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. Send us your society and business networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to cpierce@ oridaweekly.com. SOCIETYThe annual Lifeline luncheon for PACE Center for Girls-Collier at Immokalee 1. Pat Patterson and Melissa Speech 2. Claudine Leger-Wetzel, Brian Stock and Marianne Kearns 3. Pat Barton, Kathleen Passidomo and Judy Sproul 4. Rosalia Padolak and Marianne Kearns 5. Nannette Staropoli 6. Jennifer Linguidi 1 6 2 3 4 5 a rx, Kathleen m o Lisa Khan n F ace an
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31NICK SHIRGHIO / COURTESY PHOTOS Trisha McGovern and Polly MancusoLike 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. Send us your society and business networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to cpierce@ oridaweekly.com. SOCIETYMending Broken Hearts with Hope for The Shelter for Abused Women & Children 1. Shelter board members Christine Flynn, Carole Roberts, Linda Hinds, Jackie Pierce, Chief Tom Weschler, Sheriff Kevin Rambosk, Dennis Ling, Karen Smith, Bill Waltrip and Tom Liepzig 2. Jennifer Gebeau and Franni Stevens 3. Henry Dinardo, Carol Dinardo and Bill Waltrip 4. Sherry Falter, David Ridenour and Vicci Rozier 5. Sheila McGonigal, Martha Fligg, Jackie Pierce, Karen Blackwell and Janet Flynn 6. Troy Vincent, center, with Terri Saltzman-Cannon, Annette Pakula, Linda Oberhaus and Michelle McKenney 7. Linda Meak, Pat Wheeler, Jeanne Jones, Linda Sims and Lynn Wigton 8. Suzanne Scott, Pia Manderschied, Richard Bundy, Claire Russo and Marissa McCullers 9. Pat Wheeler, president of The Shelter Guild 10. Warner Blow and his daughter Tracy Pospeck accept the Beau Venturi Peace Award 1 6 2 3 4 5 H I O a e d, NI C K S HIR GH T ri s h a McGovern and Polly Mancus o 7 8 9 10
C32 WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Open MondaySaturday for Lunch & Dinner600 Neapolitan Way, Naples, FL 34103Come Enjoy Our Tropical Island Oasis in the Heart of Paradise! PRIME RIB SPECIAL $21.95 HAPPY HOUR ALL DAY! $3 MARGARITA PATES PRIME NY SIRLOIN $21.95 SERVING ONLY 100% PRIME STEAKS!NOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS 239.435.9353 12:00-9:00PMHerb roasted rack of lamb or spiral ham dinner with choice of potato and vegetable; regular menu also available. stgermainsteakhouse.com info@stgermain steakhouse.com 403 BAYFRONT PLACE, NAPLES Call For More Details (239) 263-6046 1100 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34102 RSVP Today for Sunday, April 16Bloody Mary Bar Easter Egg Hunt Live Chicks And More! Eas r Brun CUISINE NEWS Stage Deli Fine Foods in Mercato celebrates spring with a Passover catering menu and Easter brunch. The Passover menu features chopped liver, roasted brisket, potato kugel, tzimmes and more. Orders must be placed by Tuesday, April 4, for pick-up on Monday, April 10. Diners celebrating Easter can enjoy brunch items including French toast, salami scramble and a granola and berry parfait on Sunday, April 16. 597-2800 or www.stage62deli.com. The Continental hosts a wine dinner featuring Cade and Winejack wineries at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 5. The five-course menu includes butter-po ached lobster with lemon chive risotto, Australian lamb chop with spring vegetable cassoulet and lamb jus, New York strip loin flight with truffle potato gratin with asparagus and morel mushrooms and an assortment of chocolate truffles. $250 per person. 1205 Third St. S. 695-0007 or www.continentalnaples.com. Sunburst Caf celebrates its 19th anniversary on National Muffin Day, Thursday, April 6, by giving away muffins from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. No purchase is necessary, though owner Jerome Tocio is accepting donations to benefit the John Doe Lunch Account, which provides school lunches to hungry elementary school students. 2340 Pine Ridge Road. 263-3123 or www.sunburstnaples.com. Bleu Provence hosts a wine dinner with Madaiah Revana, owner of Revana Family Vineyard, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13. The prix-fixe menu includes tuna tartare with guacamole ginger and lime syrup served on toast, duck confit with orange and Grand Marnier demi-glace and prime filet served with Perigourdine sauce, cream of foie gras, truffle ricotta polenta and mushrooms. $199, with seating limited to 17 people. 1234 Eighth St. S. 261-8239 or www.bleuprovencenaples.com. In observance of the Lenten season, The Local offers $15 dinner specials featuring fresh Florida fish every day through April 15 (Holy Saturday). Depending on availability, sustainably harvested triggerfish, amberjack, margate, grouper, snapper and golden tilefish are on the menu. Diners can select the chefs recommended preparation or choose to have the catch of the day sauted or grilled. The entre can be served atop greens as a salad or with two sides. 596-3276 or www.thelocalnaples.com. Tickets are on sale now for Naples Restaurant Weeks inaugural First Bite Menu Release Party, where guests will sample preview selections from the promotions participating restaurants. The party takes place from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, at the new Mercedes-Benz of Bonita Springs showroom with samples, live music by Father Al & The Jazz Congregation and more. Naples Restaurant Week is June 1-14. Diners can take advantage of special prix-fixe menus at participating restaurants for the duration of the promotion. $55-$75. www. naplesrestaurantweek.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 Savor the Tastes of Spring: Thursday, April 6 ($75). Purple Spoon, 25151 Chamber of Commerce Drive, Bonita Springs; 908-3842 or www.chefkristina.com Put A Lime in the Coconut And Eat It All Up Saturday, April 1 ($68); A Bounty of Seafood: Friday, April 14 ($74). Sur La Table, 9501 Strada Place, Mercato; 598-1463 or www.surlatable.com Four Sauces Every Cook Should Know: Thursday, March 30 ($69); Craft Pizza: Friday, March 31 ($69); Cook with Friends Italian Party: Friday, March 31 ($69); Great British Baking: Saturday, April 1 ($69); Farm-toTable Cooking: Saturday, April 1 ($69); Date Night Paris in Spring: Saturday, April 1 ($79); Advanced Skills for Adventurous Cooks: Sunday, April 2 ($79); Healthy, Whole-Food Cooking: Sunday, April 2 ($69); Incredible Homemade Pizza: Sunday, April 2 ($69); Beyond Roast Chicken in an Hour: Monday, April 3 ($39); Vegetarian 2.0: Monday, April 3 ($69); Advanced Skills for Adventurous Cooks: Tuesday, April 4 ($79); Knife Skills 101: Tuesday, April 4 ($59); Incredible Homemade Pizza: Wednesday, April 5 ($69); Eggs 101 in an Hour: Wednesday, March 5 ($39); Classic Sauces from Scratch: Wednesday, March 5 ($69). Email food and dining news to Lindsey Nesmith at lnesmith@floridaweekly. com.TOCIO
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 C33 239.591.3837 799 Walkerbilt Road, Naples, Florida 34110 BayHouseNaples.com Bloody Mary Pitchers & Endless Mimosas Sunday Brunch on the River 10:30am-2pm The Claw Bar Daily 4pm The Dining Room Daily 5pm 1585 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 5, Naples, Florida 34109 LUNCH/MONSAT 11:30AM to to 10PM & SUN 4PM to 9PM REGULAR DINNER MENU ALSO AVAILABLE APRIL 16TH SUNDAY BRUNCH SPECIALwith Complimentary Mimosa or Bloody Mary House Salad, RESERVE NOW! 2017 THE DISHThe Dish: Asparagus Soup and Chicken Pesto Flatbread Pairing The Price: $11 The Place: Seasons 52 8930 Tamiami Trail N. 594-8852 The Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. FridaySaturday, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday The Menu: www.seasons52.com The Details: Spring has sprung and it makes me want the green, tender bites and herbaceous flavors that Seasons 52 so faithfully offers. I couldnt commit to just one entre when the menu was bursting with tempting dishes, so I chose a small serving of asparagus soup topped with lemon Chantilly cream and half a garlic chicken pesto flatbread covered in mozzarella, arugula, balsamic onions and roasted red peppers. Both dishes offered a wonderful combination of fresh and creamy flavors, while the tang of red peppers and bite of arugula balanced it all perfectly. Ill definitely be back for more before the menu changes to reflect summers freshest ingredients. One More Thing: Also on the new spring menu: Mint Lemonade; Ginger Agave Soda; Potato & Roasted Leek Soup; Chicken and White Bean Chili with Cilantro Pesto; California Golden Beets Salad with Laura Chenel Goat Cheese, Toasted Pist achios and MicroBasil; Lobster & Fresh Mozzar ella Flatbread; and Crispy Proscuitto & Asparagus Flatbread. Hurry in before summer comes and the menu is refreshed again. Lindsey Nesmith firstname.lastname@example.org
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All trademarks used herein are the property of HunterDouglas or their respective owners. JANUARY 14 APRIL 10, 2017Visit our store in the Bonita Plaza 10347 Bonita Beach Rd., Ste 109(Located at corner of Old 41 & Bonita Beach Rd. @ Johnny Malloys) 239-405-7326DRESSING SOUTHWEST FLORIDAS WINDOWS ONE HOME AT A TIME FOR 20 YEARS FAUX WOOD BLINDS & VERTICALS MADE IN 7-10 DAYS! BASSWOOD PLANTATION SHUTTERSUP TO OFF40% UP TO OFF*20% Choose Hunter Douglas shade today. Save energy year-round. $100REBATE* 239.948.PUCK FloridaEverblades.com BUY ANY 2017-2018 TICKET PACK & RECEIVE A$20 GIFT CARDValid on any new any game any time, select, or full package purchase.VSHOCKEY TONIGHT MARCH 29 AT 7:30 PM MARCH 31 AT 7:30 PM Youth Hockey Celebration Night First 400 fans will receive passes to the Naples Zoo. APRIL 1 AT 7:00 PM Storybook Prince & Princess Night First 500 kids 12 and under will receive a Blades jersey, courtesy of Wendys.WEDNESDAYS $2 BEER, WINE & DOGSFRIDAYS KIDS EAT FREESATURDAYSFREE TAILGATE PARTY o. o. o. VINOHow to taste wine like a proA lot of people enjoy wine, but not all of them appreciate it. Theres a difference. Enjoying wine means liking it. Appreciating wine means knowing why you like it. Drinking wine is a lot like listening to a symphony orchestra. First, you get the total impact of the music all of the instruments play together, and they all hit you at once. But as you learn to appreciate music, you start to pick out the sounds of the individual instruments and understand how they work together to produce the total effect. Same with wine. First, you get the overall sensations of aroma and taste, but as you learn the process, you start to distinguish and understand the individual flavor components. When I gather my tasting panel friends to help me review wines for this column, we use a specific evaluation method I call the -S Approach. Its a professional process, and the gateway to greater enjoyment and more fun with the wines you share with friends. So try this the next time you pull a cork or twist a cap. 1. SEE Look at the wine by holding the glass a bit sideways over a light surface. The color can tell the age and condition of the wine. Reds lose color as they age, turning a dull brown or brick. Whites gain color, going from yellow to gold to brown. Opacity is important. The darker it is, the more full-bodied it will be on the palate. 2. SWIRL Keep the glass on the table and swirl the wine. This aerates the liquid, releasing aromatic and flavor components. 3. SNIFF This is a critical step, because 85 percent of our sense of taste is actually smell. Put your nose way down inside the glass, close your eyes, and take a few short sniffs, like a puppy. Whats the first thing that comes to your mind? In white wines, do you smell white or yellow fruit? In reds, are there aromas of red or black cherries, plums, or berries? Or do you get hit up front with earth scents like tobacco, smoke, cedar, leather or similar sensations? 4. SIP When you sip, suck some air into the wine through your front teeth, then chew the liquid around in your mouth a bit. This exposes all the sensors on your tongue to the full range of flavors. Again, think of the very first taste that comes to your mind. Then think of the second and the third. 5.) SWALLOW When you swallow, be aware of how long the flavors linger on your palate and in the back of your mouth. This is the finish, and the longer you sense the flavors, the better the wine is likely to be. Of course, when were sipping through 15 to 20 wines at a sitting, we dont swallow them all. Thats where the spit bucket comes in. If you ever go to a real professional tasting session, youll see people expectorating all over the place. You should, too, or youll never make it home. So instead of gulping down your next glass of Chianti or Riesling, try this professional process. As you really pay attention to whats happening on your palate, and as you start to sense individual flavor components, youll enjoy your wines more, and your food will start tasting better, too. Fresh from the tasting panel, here are this weeks favorites:Meomi Chardonnay California 2015 ($13) Grapes are blended from three very diverse regions in this wine. Its bold and creamy with a buttery mouthfeel and an entertaining hint of butter ed popcorn. Straightforward flavors of pear and white peach. WW 88.Tom Gore Chardonnay California 2015 ($10) Light bodied and refreshing aromas and flavors of lemon, grapefruit, oak, vanilla and red apple. WW 86. Salentin Chardonnay Uco Valley 2013 ($16) Aromas of green leaves, oak, and (unusually) lavender. A full-bodied, well-balanced wine with elegant green apple flavors predominant. WW 88-89. Viansa Chardonnay Carneros Signature Series 2013 ($45) Yellow-gold in the glass with butter, oak, and smoke aromas. A rich buttery mouthfeel and flavors of white fruit, mixed herbs, cinnamon, and cloves. Even though its listed at 14.2 percent alcohol, its well balanced and satisfying. WW 90-91.Ask the Wine WhispererQ: Ive seen a lot of hype lately about a sparkling wine called Prosecco. What is it? Frank N., Deerfield BeachA: Prosecco is an Italian sparkling wine made from the Glera grape. It mainly comes from the Valdobbiadene area northwest of Venice, where cool weather turns out white grapes with high acidity. Its a great budget-minded alternative to champagne, and usually offers refreshing flavors of apple, peach, lemon, almond and pineapple. Jerry Greenfield is The Wine Whisperer. He is creative director of Greenfield Media & Marketing. His book, Secrets of the Wine Whisperer, is available through his website or on Amazon. Read his other writings at www.winewhisperer.com jerry GREENFIELDvino@floridaweekly.com
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C35 Specially discounted products cannot be combined with other promotions. Not offered during special events on Fifth Avenue South or national holidays. 700 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, Florida 34102 239.659.7008 Visit www.VerginaRestaurant.com For Our Menu LUNCH SPECIALS Daily from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. BAR HAPPY HOUR Daily from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 2 HAPPY DINNERS $39.95 Daily from 4:00 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.Blackout dates apply. Featuring local seafood & Florida fresh produce. Add house or caesar salad $5. LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Every Night 8:30 p.m. until Close BEST MEDITERRANEAN FOOD Much-anticipated healthy, flavorful True Food Kitchen opens at Waterside BY KAREN FELDMANkfeldman@ oridaweekly.comIf you arent accustomed to using the adjectives healthy and delicious together, you havent been to True Food Kitchen. This small but growing chain, which opened a Naples location at Waterside Shops on Tuesday, does a remarkable job of blending fresh, seasonal ingredients with vibrant flavors. Add a completely open kitchen, a dining space to match and a well-informed staff that works hard to help you relax and enjoy and you have a restaurant that is bound to attract a healthy amount of business quickly. True Food Kitchen is a health-driven, seasonal restaurant merging nutrient-rich ingredients with a flavor-forward menu that rotates regularly to let guests experience great-tasting ingredients at the peak of their freshness and flavor, according to the companys website. It was developed in collaboration with physician and wellness author Dr. Andrew Weil, whose eating philosophy focuses on healthy herbs and spices, lean protein, whole grains and lots of fruits and vegetables. Do not miss the charred cauliflower, prepared with an unlikely but delicious mix of harissa tahini, medjool dates, fresh mint, dill and pistachios. Other high points from a first visit included the house-made chicken sausage pizza with organic tomatoes, roasted fennel and scarmorza (a cows milk cheese); edamame dumplings with dashi, white truffle oil and Asian herbs; and coconut and chia seed flan with caramel sauce and mixed berries. Whats more, even the adult beverages are creative and contain healthy ingredients. How about a ginger margarita, with anejo tequila, elderflower liqueur, ginger honey and lemon? Or a farmers market sangria with organic white wine, spice brandy, lime and pineapple? True Food Kitchen is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. Call 431-4580. CHEF Q&ARemaining true to a lifelong love of food and cooking BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.comWaterside Shops hotly anticipated dining addition, True Food Kitchen, has the benefit of having a real Florida-grown chef, Michael Obermeier. Raised in West Palm Beach, he attended Florida Culinary Institute, and before True Food Kitchen recruited him in 2014 to open the brands first restaurant in Fairfax, Va., he cut his teeth in tony country clubs on Floridas east coast. Here, Chef Obermeier tells us about his professional philosophy, what he knows about the states culinary preferences and what its like adhering to Dr. Andrew Weils dietetic philosophy as espoused by True Food Kitchen. Q: What is your culinary background? A: I started working at a few highend country clubs in West Palm Beach and from there I switched gears and started working in full-service restaurants. The structure, attention to detail and creative freedom I had at the clubs put me in a position to thrive in full-service restaurants. Q: What inspired you to become a chef? A: I have always loved cooking. Some of my fondest memories are with my mother and grandmother making fresh pasta, gravy (what my south Jersey family calls red sauce), meatballs and bracciole. So out of high school I was going to go into the culinary profession right away. My parents had a different goal in mind, though, so I went to school for computers and found a great job as an IT administrator. But I wasnt happy. My girlfriend (now wife) gave me the push to do what I love. Ten years later, here I am and Im still in love with the industry. Q: How do you describe Floridian flavors and attitudes toward dining? A: I think Floridians love fresh and fun. But what I realized after being gone for four years is that nothing has really changed. All the same restaurants are doing all the same things and no one has tried to step outside the box, which is why I feel True Food is exactly what we need here. Q: True Food Kitchens menu is based on a nutritional philosophy espoused by Dr. Andrew Weil, an integrative medicine expert who promotes an anti-inflammatory diet that emphasizes fresh foods. Can you tell us about incorporating his guidelines into your culinary outlook? A: Ingredients we bring in and the food we create has to be clean no preservatives, no coloring agents and natural. We purchase only organic when it comes to the dirty dozen. We create relationships with people who are motivated by the same things that motivate us. Its about great ingredients and care, from seed to harvest to delivery. When we set a high standard for the ingredients that come in the back, the food created with those ingredients will always hit our standard for health benefits. Q: What is it like managing a kitchen under Dr. Weils nutritional parameters? A: Its made me a better chef with a stronger eye for detail. People come to this restaurant with severe allergies and health restrictions and a lot of them are choosing a holistic approach to their treatments. I take much pride in knowing that our standards and our love for food are changing peoples lives. Dr. Weils food pyramid really helps us understand that food can be more than flavors and tastes. It can be nourishing to the body. Q: Which dishes are you particularly proud of? A: For someone who is not a vegan, I love our vegan pizzas. We make a ricotta that is 100 percent dairyfree with almonds that finishes our Roasted Artichoke Pizza and also is on our Beet Bruschetta. Q: What do you find challenging? A: Everyday can bring its own set of challenges, from product issues to staffing or equipment. But thats why I am in this industry. Q: Who are your greatest culinary influences? A: Anthony Bourdain, Thomas Keller and Fergus Henderson. Q: What has been one of your favorite culinary experiences? In Virginia I got involved with an organization that takes a wounded warrior and his family on a retreat for seven days in the northern part of the state. On one of those nights, I came in and prepared a four-course meal and was able to get the entire family involved in the prepping process and talked to them about different cooking techniques. I still get emails from the vets wife, with pictures of food that she has created and questions on new dishes that she wants to make. Q: What are your favorite culinary resources (books, blogs, etc.)? The Whole Beast: Nose to Tail Eating by Fergus Henderson and Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking by Nathan Myhrvold and Maxime Bilet are two of my favorite books. I dont get into food network shows that are too Hollywood, but there are some amazing shows out there, like Chefs Table. KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe bar and dining room are spacious and well lit, providing a relaxing, contemporary setting in which to dine. LINDSEY NESMITH / FLORIDA WEEKLYChef Michel Obermeier, right, with Dr. Andrew Weil.
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Quail Wests final Estates of Excellence Home Tour of the 2017 season is being held Friday through Sunday from noon to 4:00 p.m. and is presenting furnished models by London Bay Homes, Diamond Custom Homes, Seagate Development Group, LLC, Fox Custom Builders, Florida Lifestyle Homes, McGarvey Custom Homes, and Stock Signature Homes. The Home Tour is also showcasing enhancements to Quail Wests 70,000 square foot clubhouse completed during Phase 1 of a two-phase renovation initiative. The Avignon estate residence by London Bay Homes is priced at $4,975,000 and offers 5,895 square feet. The plan includes views of the outdoor living area and pool, a sitting area and gallery that opens to the outdoors, a study, island kitchen, dining area, great room, wet bar, four bedrooms, five full baths and one half-bath, and covered outdoor living areas that overlook a landscaped green space, pool and spa. Priced at $3,695,000, Diamond Custom Homes two-story, 5,541 square feet Magnolia estate showcases an open-concept plan with a great room, bar, dining area, island kitchen, lounge area, four bedrooms, and four-and-a-half baths. The outdoor living area features a year-round kitchen, covered loggia, and a pool deck with a fire pit. Gathering places include a library and an upstairs space with a television and billiards areas. Seagate Development Group, LLC is presenting three models. Priced at $4,295,000, Seagates 5,693 square feet Pine Valley includes a great room and an outdoor area with a pool and spa, a fireplace, and kitchen. A one-bedroom casita is situated by the pool. The plan features a clubroom and media area, a bar that opens to the lanai, a wine room, a double-island kitchen, and a lounge area. Priced at $4,295,000, Seagates 5,464 square feet Calusa estate includes a great room, double-island kitchen, and a dining area with a bar. A gallery hallway leads to a club room, two guest suites, and a garden courtyard. The club room includes a full-bath. A guest casita is located off an outdoor area featuring a kitchen, bar, fireplace, pool, spa, and a fire pit. A study and the master bedroom include a terrace. Priced at $4,495,000, Seagates Oakmont estates walnut flooring anchors a neutral color palette that incorporates warm taupes, sage and olive greens, and accents in bronze and black. The Oakmonts 5,524 square feet plan includes an additional 2,931 square feet of outdoor spaces under roof. Windows throughout the living areas provide views of an infinity edge pool and spa surrounded by a cantilevered deck. Offered at $3,399,000, Fox Custom Builders 5,669 square feet Casa Bellissima is a four bedroom, four-and-a-half bath, two-story residence with formal living and dining rooms, a library, a two-sided fireplace, three wet bars, an island kitchen, family room, an upstairs leisure room, and an outdoor living area with a kitchen, fireplace, pool and spa. The Casa Bellissima presents an interior by Clive Daniel Home. Priced at $4,495,000 furnished, Florida Lifestyle Homes 5,820 square feet Casa Kae offers a four-bedroom, five-and-a-half bath, great room plan with an entertainment room, island kitchen, formal dining room and wine storage room, a study, a secret room, a guest wing walled courtyard, an urban cultivator, a sauna with chromotherapy, an outdoor shower, and an outdoor living area with a kitchen, fireplace, and a pool. The Casa Kae features an interior by Soco Interiors Erin McNerney. Priced at $4,795,000, McGarvey Custom Homes 6,187 square feet Brigitte model features an interior by Freestyle Interiors Arlynn McDaniel. The plan includes four bedrooms, four full-baths, a reception room, and an outdoor living area and pool deck measuring 1,361 square feet. The reception room flows into a formal dining area, bar, and a walk-in wine room. The island kitchen and informal dining area are adjacent to a leisure room. The plan includes a study, and gardens off the dining area and master bath. The outdoor living area includes a fireplace, a kitchen, island bar, and a fire pit. Furnished models by Stock Signature Homes are also being featured. Priced at $3,799,990, the 4,937 square feet Aqualina estate includes a formal living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room and wine cellar, four bedrooms, four full baths and two half-baths. A double-island kitchen adjoins a family room opening to an outdoor living area with a fireplace, kitchen, dining area, and a pool and spa. The Aqualina showcases an interior by Christina Villalonga, Senior Designer at Marc Michaels Interior Design. Priced at $2,358,583, Stocks 4,297 square feet Cameron model in Quail Wests Cortland neighborhood includes a formal living room with a fireplace, formal dining room, wet bar, a kitchen with a t-shaped island and family room, a study, four bedrooms, and four-and-a-half baths. The outdoor living space offers a fireplace, an outdoor kitchen, bar, and a pool and spa. C. Chad Elkins of Hayes-Elkins Design created the Camerons interior. Priced at $2,317,125, Stocks Normandy II model in Cortland showcases an interior by Clive Daniel Home. The open-concept floor plan includes four bedrooms, four-anda-half baths, and a study. The living area features a great room, dining area, a wet bar, double-island kitchen, and an entertainment bar overlooking the outdoors. The great room opens to the outdoors where covered lanais, a summer kitchen, fireplace, and a pool and spa await. 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. an dth e ma st er bed ro om i nc lude a t er ra ce t h e r an o ut do or livin Quail Wests Final Estates of Excellence Home Tour of the 2017 season Friday through Sunday WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017SPONSORED CONTENT YOUR GUIDE TO NEW HOME COMMUNITIES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA Above: Seagate Development Group, LLCs 5,693 square feet Pine Valley estate is priced at $4,295,000. The beautifully appointed residence includes a detached one-bedroom casita with a private bathroom situated adjacent to the pool. Priced at $4,795,000 furnished, McGarvey Custom Homes 6,187 square feet Brigitte model is making its debut during the Estates of Excellence Home Tour Friday through Sunday at Quail West. Left: Stock Signature Homes Cameron model in Cortland at Quail West includes a formal living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, wet bar, a kitchen with a t-shaped island and family room, a study, four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, and a three-car garage. Ab ov e: S ea ga te D ev el op me nt G ro up LL C s 5 69 3 sq ua re f ee t Pi ne V al le y es ta te i s A
2 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYOnly 8 residences remain at AQUA at Pelican IsleSelect a residence in AQUAs Tower II and discover why it is Paradise Coasts chosen address!AQUA at Pelican Isle is rapidly approaching sell out announced Chris Hanlon, principal with IC AQUA II, the developer of the luxury marina front condominium community in Naples adjacent to Wiggins Pass. Hanlon reports only eight residencesall with water viewsremain available to purchase in AQUAs Tower II including one penthouse suite. AQUA at Pelican Isle reflects a new wave in luxury waterfront living by offering residents immediate access to water, a private marina, and spectacular views of Gulf of Mexico, beaches, Wiggins Bay and mangrove-lined estuaries, says Darline Hillard, AQUA director of sales. Thanks to our convenient central location nearby world-class restaurants and chic shopping in Mercato, Waterside Shops and downtown Naples, AQUA combines all of the advantages of luxury waterfront living in Southwest Florida in one place, she adds. Those seeking a more refined lifestyleone where quiet sophistication, luxury and the water interact on a daily basisshould act now on the few remaining residences in AQUAs Tower II. With a completion date scheduled for spring 2017, these one-of-a-kind water view residences will not last long! AQUA offers twoand three-bedroom plus den floor plans with open-concept living areas and open-air terraces, controlled access under-building parking, private storage and bicycle storage within the garage. A private enclosed two-car garage is also available for the remaining penthouse suite. Designed as a beautiful boutique resort, the 11-story AQUA Tower II, featuring three levels of palatial penthouses, is located adjacent to the Pelican Isle Yacht Club at Wiggins Pass in North Naples. AQUAs expansive custom residences, priced from $1.995 million to over $2.545 million, range between 3,900 to just under 4,200 square feet with three bedrooms, three and a half baths and either a living/family room or living/ family room plus den. Design features include high ceilings, gourmet kitchens with Wolf gas cooktops, Subzero refrigeration and two zone wine coolers, sunlit back-to-front living areas, spacious master bedroom suites, lavish master bathrooms with generous closet space, sunrise and sunset terraces, and more. The penthouse suite, with more than 6,500 square feet of living area value, is available priced at $4.85 million. The penthouse features four bedrooms and four and one-half baths, grand salon, family room (or den or fifth bedroom), dining room, master study with wet bar and more than 3000 square feet outdoor living area thanks to a grand sunset terrace with sun deckwith wet bar and gas grillspanning across the entire west side of the residence overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and mangrove lined estuaries of Wiggins Bay, plus an expansive private sunrise balcony adjacent to the family room and three guest suites. Exceptional conveniences offered to AQUA residents include the communitys private yacht harbor with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico with 29 boat slips to accommodate boats up to 55 feet long, a state-of-the-art private movie theater with 20 reclining seats, a private library, a pavilion bar complementing the resort-style pool and spa with nearby gas grills and fire pit, fitness center, and a rooftop sky lounge equipped with fireplace, flat screen TV, and full kitchen with bar. The rooftop terrace offers additional outdoor seating, gas grills and a hot tub spa. AQUAs expertly appointed and lightfilled fitness center features all the modern amenities you would expect from a luxury resort, combining stellar technology with ultimate expediency, and a commitment to improving each residents health and well-being, 24 hours a day. The fitness center is outfitted with state-of-the-art cardio and weight lifting equipment, spacious his and her locker rooms with cedar lined dry saunas, glass block steam rooms, a relaxation lounge and private massage/treatment rooms. Equipment includes a premier collection of True treadmills, Precor elliptical machines, and stationary bicycleseach furnished with an individual television and headphones. Free weights and weight machines allow for superior strength training, and a spacious stretching area offers ample room to warm up and wind down, and keep everyone toned, fit and in shape. Yoga, Pilates and aerobic workouts are improved thanks to the separate aerobics room equipped with a big screen TV and DVD to play preferred fitness routines. In addition to the high-tech equipment in the fitness center catering to healthy lifestyles, AQUA is located just steps from the Vanderbilt Drive trails, one of the best jogging and bicycling spots in Naples, with planned improvements and expansion from Bonita Beach Road to 111th/Bluebill Avenue. Resident peace of mind is assured thanks to a 24-hour attended arrival lobby and a grand entry gate with 24/7 controlled entry. An in-house management team and concierge provide the utmost in attentive service. All AQUA residents will enjoy new amenities in the soon-to-be-completed Tower II including an outdoor putting green, dog run, fire pit, a game room with billiards, bar, TV, fireplace and high definition interactive virtual golf, three spacious guest suites, plus the Club AQUA social room with large curved screened TV and entertainment area with wet bar, fireplace, coffee bar and catering kitchen overlooking the waterfront. Sales for AQUA Tower II have reached 75% with Naples-based PACT Realty serving as the exclusive listing agent. The AQUA information center and three new designer furnished models reflect the modern architectural style of the high-rise and showcase several features of AQUAs sophisticated and refined design. Models are available for purchase with potential leaseback opportunities. For further information about the select opportunities at AQUA, please call 239-591-2727, visit online at www. aqua-naples.com or stop by the information center located at Wiggins Pass Road, 13675 Vanderbilt Drive, Naples, Florida 34110.
Artists Concept Ultra-Fun Water Play Area Indoor Sports Complex 5 Lighted Har-Tru Tennis Courts Full-Court Basketball LUXURY LIVING INSIDE & OUT! 4068 Nova Lane, Naples, FL 34119I-75 to Immokalee Rd. (Exit 111) East to Logan Blvd., go north. The entrance to StoneCreek is just north of Riverstone, on your left.Models Open Daily 9:30 am to 5:30 pm(239) 592-6000 Naples Resort-Style Living from the $400s to the $800sStoneCreek in Naples offers exciting new-home designs and an amazing resort lifestyle. The 6+ acre recreation area features everything youve ever imagined and more! gorgeous single-family residences with luxury standard features other builders dont offer. Visit today and see all of StoneCreeks gorgeous new models.GLHOMES.COM/STONECREEK BROKERS WELCOME: Broker must accompany client during clients initial visit to this community. Both the client and Broker must execute the Developers Registration Form on the initial visit. Broker must also execute the Developers Broker Participation Agreement. Prices, terms and features are subject to change without notice and do not include optional features or premiums for upgraded homesites. Photos may be similiar but certain specications may differ. StoneCreek is being developed and sold by Parklands Associates I, LLLP. 2017 10100-042 3-29-17 Fully Equipped Fitness Center r Th e entr a d d r Resort-Style Pool LIFESTYLE DIRECTOR RESORT-STYLE POOL LAP/EXERCISE POOL INDOOR SPORTS COMPLEX FITNESS CENTER ARTS & CRAFTS GAME ROOM CARD ROOM FIREPIT TIKI HUT WATER PLAY AREA SHADED TOT LOT PARTY PAVILION FULL-COURT BASKETBALL BEACH VOLLEYBALL HAR-TRU TENNIS COURTS 4 PICKLEBALL COURTS OVER 6 ACRES OF RECREATION & FUN WITH A 13,000 SQ. FT. CLUBHOUSE S ton eC reso r ev CARLYLE $607,900 3 BR, 3 BA Great Room, Club Room 3-Car Garage 3,072 a/c sq. ft. m az i ng o uv e CHANDON GRANDE $500,900 4 BR, 3 BA Great Room, Bonus Room, 2-Car Garage 2,863 a/c sq. ft. TRIBECA $423,900 3 BR, 2 BA, Great Room, Den, 2-Car Garage 2,234 a/c sq. ft.
Kalea Bay releases second tower as first tower approaches selloutPrices start at $1.3 million in Tower 1Kalea Bay, the gated, resortlifestyle, high-rise community located on Vanderbilt Drive in North Naples, announced the communitys second tower has been released for sale. Our first tower, which is under construction and scheduled to be completed this fall, has already surpassed the 80 percent sold mark, stated Inga Wilson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Kalea Bay. The approaching sellout of Tower 1 and the overwhelming response from our buyers prompted us to release Tower 2. The new 22-story tower, with 120 residences, will have 20 floors of residences over two floors of parking. The incredibly designed residences offer views of the Gulf of Mexico and pristine nature preserve. Six floor plans are available in Tower 2. Residences 1 and 6 are 3-bedroom plus den/3.5 bath plans with 3,704 total square feet. Residences 2 and 5, with 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, have 3,791 total square feet. Residences 3 and 4 are 4-bedroom/4.5-bath plans also with 3,791 total square feet. All residents will revel in Gulf views, open floor plans, a private elevator leading directly into their residence and wood floors throughout, said Wilson. The custom kitchens have Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, a natural gas range, luxury cabinetry, quartz countertops, a Butlers pantry and oversized island, all of which are standard features. Our floor plans have an open design we call lifestyle designs that blends the kitchen seamlessly into the living and dining rooms, perfect for the way people live today, said Wilson. 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. They are perfect vantage points to watch our spectacular sunsets, Wilson said. Additional residential features include floor-to-ceiling windows and doors that open to large lanais with transparent glass rails. We take our outdoor living as seriously as our indoor living with oversized lanais on every residence, said Wilson. High-tech wiring and fully equipped laundry rooms round out the list of features, she noted. Dramatic views are available to every homeowner, no matter which floor they live on as the towers amenities are located on the rooftop including the sky lounge, a dramatic pool and the open-air fitness center. From the rooftop, residents can enjoy daily views of the Gulf of Mexico, the nature preserves and two beaches ranked among the best in the United States. Prices at Kalea Bay begin at $1.3 million in Tower 1 and $1.4 million in Tower 2. In addition to the rooftop amenities, the residents of Kalea Bay will also enjoy the communitys clubhouse area, which is also under construction and due to be completed this fall. The clubhouse area will be the social and recreational centerpiece of the community, said Wilson. Kalea Bays 88,000-square-foot clubhouse is located on the north side of the large lake at the communitys entrance. It will feature three individual pools, including a resort pool, an adults-only pool and a childrens pool, plus an expansive pool deck, a poolside bistro, open-air bar, an indoor/outdoor restaurant, a sundries shop, and a state-of-theart fitness center. All three pools will overlook the lake and provide a multitude of recreational options for everyone who lives and visits here, said Wilson. Expansive sun decks with lounge chairs and native, tropical plants will separate each of the three pools for the ultimate in privacy. If basking in the sun or taking a refreshing dip in the pool isnt on a residents schedule, perhaps meeting friends for lunch, dinner or drinks is. The amenities at Kalea Bay rival some of the finest in the world, said Wilson. Our 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. Adjacent to the clubhouse is the tennis pavilion with Har-Tru tennis courts, as well as pickleball courts, and 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 our residents are excited about especially when they have extended family visiting, said Wilson. For more information regarding Kalea Bay visit the onsite 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: Kalea Bays new tower is 22 stories tall. Kalea Bay residences have very open floor plans. All master bedrooms offer views of the Gulf of Mexico. The custom kitchens feature Wolf and SubZero appliances and an oversized island. Right: Kalea Bays Tower 1 and Tower 2 were designed with rooftop amenities, including a sky lounge, spectacular pool and openair fitness center. mu a h W K a D u N a Pa s Dr i in fo 7 9 3 s d g a s w n a s a i m t w h p t t 4 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
THE GAME IS WON ON THE GREEN. And celebrated on the beach. A London Bay Homes Community 239-298-7600 LifeAtMediterra.comNOW SHOWCASING 8 LUXURY MODEL HOMES Villas from $1 Million and Estate Homes from $3 Million Mediterra Sales Center 15836 Savona Way, Naples, FL 34110 Located on Livingston Road, approximately 2 miles north of Immokalee Road 4 Beds, 5 Baths, 4,285 A/C Sq. Ft. $3,125,625THE ISABELLA TWO-STORY 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,810 A/C Sq. Ft. $1,330,000THE ANGELICA When you live at Mediterra, you can play 36 holes of Tom Fazio-designed golf, hang out at your own private beach club and enjoy all of the luxurious details in between. You can have it all at Mediterra. Its no wonder that Mediterra has been named Community of the Year in Naples 10 times. But, the opportunities to own are running short. Visit us at the Mediterra sales center, open daily, or call to schedule a private showing.NEWLY ARRIVED Copyright 2017. CBC057242 London Bay Homes. Pricing, features, specifications, products and availability are subject to change without notice. See a sales associate for complete and current information. 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,493 A/C Sq. Ft. $3,675,000THE CAPRIANO / ANNOUNCING MEDITERRAS NEWLY RENOVATED SALES CENTER RE-OPENING LUXURY MODEL HOMESContemporary Design & Open Floorplans 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,402 A/C Sq. Ft. $2,756,700THE CAPRIANO /
Now halfway to top-off, homebuyers discovering unique value at SeaglassWith construction of the 26-floor, 120-unit Seaglass high-rise tower within Bonita Bay halfway to topoff, and 64 sales contracts worth more than $125 million already processed, luxury homebuyers are discovering the unique value afforded by a lifestyle that combines elegantly appointed residences and an array of world-class amenities. On schedule for completion in 15 months, and offered at pricing relatively the same as older resale residences, the Seaglass tower being built by The Ronto Group offers fully-completed, ready-for-occupancy residences with premium finishes, including flooring, paint, and trim. Each residence comes with two protected access underbuilding parking spaces. Private enclosed two-car garages are available. Ginger Lickley of Premier Sothebys International Realty has sold six residences at Seaglass. Seaglass offers exceptional value, she said. The view corridors overlooking Estero Bay and the Gulf are exquisite. The residences are designed with the tall ceilings and open floor plans that todays homebuyers prefer. From a cost standpoint, the Seaglass residences are priced substantially lower than the high-rise residences in Pelican Bay, Parkshore Beach, and other locations in the area. When they take into consideration the views, that it is new construction with current designs, the price point, and Bonita Bays lifestyle, homebuyers recognize that Seaglass provides outstanding value. Three tower residence great room floor plans ranging from 3,353 to 3,946 total square feet are priced from just over $1 million. The tower residences will include private elevator foyers, island kitchens, three bedrooms and three-anda-half baths, or three bedrooms plus a den or fourth bedroom and three-and-a-half baths, walk-in closets, and multiple outdoor spaces that include a gas grill. Tenfoot ceiling heights are included per plan. The Seaglass penthouse residences that include 7,944 total square feet and were offered at pricing from $2.5 million have been sold. Ronto is making an opportunity available to purchasers of tower residences 2003 and 2004 on the 20th floor. Homebuyers may join the two units together to create a luxurious 6,200 square foot residence with scintillating views of the Gulf. The expanded residence will come with four protected access under-building parking spaces. The 2003 and 2004 residences are individually priced at $1,855,000 and at $3,710,000 in the combined configuration. The outdoor spaces in the Seaglass tower residences merge the indoor and outdoor living experience while providing spectacular sunset views. The 301306 tower residences further enhance the indoor/outdoor experience. While the tower residences on floors four through nineteen include three terraces with a total of 525 square feet, the 301-306 residences offer extended terraces wrapped by planters and include curved walls, pavered decking, a trellis offering a shaded seating area, and a gas grill. Units one and six on level three will offer a total of 1,460 square feet of terrace space; units two and five a total of 1,705 square feet; and units three and four a total of 1,610 square feet. Pricing for the 301-306 residences starts at $1,180,000. A 306 model is priced at $1,825,000 with furnishings. Even given the spacious, inviting designs of the residences and their spectacular views, there is more to the Seaglass value proposition than the building itself. Located close to the beach, and shopping and dining at the Promenade and Coconut Point Mall, Bonita Bay offers a lifestyle with its own appeal. The appeal of Seaglass extends beyond the building, said Lickley. Bonita Bay is a mature community with a fresh look and is acknowledged for the beauty of its natural setting. When you add the amenities available through membership in the Bonita Bay Club, such as the five golf courses, the clubhouse and dining venues, the tennis facility, and the 60,000 square-foot Lifestyle Center, buyers appreciate how much living in a building like Seaglass within a community like Bonita Bay can offer. Seaglass will connect to an array of amenities already in place, including a theater, guest suites, card and club rooms, a fitness facility featuring mens and womens spas with steam and massage rooms, a resort-style walk-in pool, and a deck with a covered cabana that includes a bar and grill. Seaglass will also include a rooftop amenity deck for entertaining and enjoying Gulf views and sunsets. Attractions within Bonita Bay and available through the Bonita Bay Club will contribute to the amenity-rich Seaglass lifestyle. Casual and fine dining, tennis, a fitness center, spa, private residents-only beach park, and five championship golf courses are all part of life at Bonita Bay. The Bonita Bay Marina provides access to the Gulf of Mexico. Bonita Bays twelvemile network of biking and hiking paths and a kayaking and canoeing lodge offer additional recreational possibilities. The 60,000 square feet Lifestyle Center contributed to Bonita Bay being recognized as one of the ten healthiest clubs in America by Prevo Health Solutions. The Lifestyle Centers 9,000 square feet spa and salon features seven treatment rooms, including a couples treatment room, mens and ladies locker rooms and wet areas with steam, sauna, and whirlpool rooms, relaxation rooms, a coed hair styling area, and a barber shop. The nearly 20,000 square-feet second floor includes a Fitness Center and the Wave Caf. The Fitness Center features cardiovascular, strength, functional fitness, and kinesis machines, as well as dedicated rooms for group fitness, spin, Pilates, and Gyrotonics, and golf training studio. The Wave Caf serves healthy fast food, freshly made juices, and smoothies. Visit the Seaglass Sales Center at 26951 Country Club Drive within Bonita Bay 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Sundays noon to 5:00 p.m. Visit Seaglass online at www. seaglassatbonitabay.com. Above: Seaglass offers a level of finish and customization rarely found in high-rise offerings in Southwest Florida. Light-filled floor plans with tall windows offer spectacular views. The Seaglass tower residences include master suites with tall windows and doorways leading to a covered outdoor terrace. Every Seaglass residence offers multiple outdoor spaces that include a gas grill. Seaglass is situated just 600 feet from Estero Bay, making it one of the closest to the waters edge of the high-rises currently under construction on Southwest Floridas Gulf coast. AbSlffllffiihdtitilfdih hihiffiiSthtFlidLihtfilldfllith 6 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
HOMES BY:Ashton Woods, D.R. Horton, Florida Lifestyle Homes, KTS Homes, Lundstrom Development, Marvin Homes, McGarvey Custom Homes & Stock Signature HomesHOMES PRICED FROM THE HIGH $200s TO OVER $1.5 MILLIONNaplesReserve.com | 239.732.1414 |14885 NAPLES RESERVE CIRCLE, NAPLES, FL 34114LOCATED OFF U.S. 41 SOUTH 2 MILES SOUTHEAST OF COLLIER BLVD. INTERSECTION. CHECK OUT WHAT MAKES LIFE HERE SO Dog Parks Linear Trail Boat Docks Private Island on 125-acre Eagle Lake 17 Decorated Models Low HOA Fees Fitness Center Latitudes Cafe Tiki Bar & Fire Pit Outrigger Activities Center Resort-style Pool with Lap Lanes 22 Recreational Lakes Tennis & Pickleball Courts
Coach Homes generating strong sales at Talis ParkTalis Park announced the communitys resort-style Coach Homes at Corsica by FrontDoor Communities are generating strong sales and homebuyer traffic. Three closed coach home sales and seven binding purchase agreements have been processed. Three completed first floor Messina coach homes are available for purchase and move-in, including building 1-101 priced at $725,000; building 2-101 priced at $752,000; and building 2-102 offered at $770,000. An additional first floor Messina residence, building 3-101 priced at $774,000 including options, is under construction and slated for completion in May. All coach home pricing includes a sports membership valued at $30,000. FrontDoor is poised to begin construction of an additional coach building that is expected to be completed in November. An enclave of 64 spacious residences, the Coach Homes at Corsica will include 15 southfacing and one golf course facing twostory buildings with four residences per building. The residences provide a simplified maintenance-free, lock-and-leave lifestyle. The buildings Santa Barbara architectural style will present three front elevations set on Corsicas gently curving streetscape. The residences are situated adjacent to Talis Parks Sports Complex. Six lighted Har-Tru tennis courts with directionally focused lighting, a tennis pro shop and clubhouse with restrooms and a beverage center, bocce ball courts, a two-lane lap pool, and a childrens playground are literally just moments away. The Coach Homes at Corsica are also within a short walk, bike ride, or golf cart ride from the award-winning Vyne House clubhouse. Talis Park also features one of just two Greg Norman Pete Dye designed golf courses in the world. Two light-filled coach home floor plans feature open concept living areas that can be customized to suit individual buyer preferences. Each residence includes a private arrival courtyard. A private garage accessible from the residence, a private covered terrace off the owners bedroom, dual walk-in closets in the owners suite, a covered outdoor living area extending across the entire rear of the residence, and pavered motor courts and walkways are also included. FrontDoors previously sold furnished Sienna second floor coach home model is open for viewing through a leaseback and showcases an interior by Lita Dirks & Co.s CEO and Owner Lita Dirks. Visitors to the 3,382 square feet under air second floor Sienna coach homes will be greeted in a ground-level foyer with a soaring 20-foot clear-story ceiling, an elegant staircase, and a private elevator. The Sienna plan includes a study or loft space, an immense great room, dining area and wet bar, a gourmet island kitchen and pantry, three bedrooms, and three-and-ahalf baths. The great room, dining area, and owners suite open to 527 square feet of covered lanai space. The furnished Sienna model showcases an interior with a light, airy design that introduces a color palette with soft shades of blue, spa-like greens, taupy grays and whites combined with warm taupe woods and elaborate textures. The Sienna coach homes are priced from the $800s. The 2,532 square feet under air first floor Messina coach home residences include a large great room and dining area, a gourmet island kitchen, three bedrooms, and three-and-a-half baths. The great room, dining area, and owners suite open to a total of 527 square feet of south-facing covered lanai space overlooking Talis Parks spectacular setting. The easy flow of the Messinas open floor plan contributes to the remarkable livability and spacious, comfortable ambiance presented by the first floor residences. The Messina residences are priced from the $700s. FrontDoor has included outstanding standard finishes and features in its coach home offering. Energy efficient and ecofriendly features, advanced technology systems, and electrical conveniences are featured. Interior appointments include decorative base molding, decorative crown molding per plan, 8-foot solid-core twopanel interior doors with three and one quarter-inch door casings, 8-foot impact resistant bronze low-e sliding glass doors, a Kwikset smart key entry system, ventilated wood closet shelving in the bedrooms, a textured wall surface throughout, a smooth wall finish in the bathrooms per plan, knock-down trowel finished ceilings, 20 x 20-inch porcelain tile in the common areas and vaulted or tray ceilings per plan. Standard features in the coach homes island kitchens include a double-bowl stainless steel under-mount sink, a Moen faucet with a pull-out sprayer, full overlay cabinetry with 42-inch upper cabinets, a kitchen convenience package, granite countertops and a tile backsplash, an InSinkErator food waste disposal, and KitchenAid stainless steel appliances that include a 36-inch gas cooktop with a range hood, a 30-inch built-in convection microwave wall oven combination, a Quiet Wash dishwasher with hidden controls, a 24-cubic feet, 38-inch counter depth refrigerator, and a 24-inch beverage center. In the owners suite, FrontDoor is including separated walk-in closets, 8-foot impact resistant bronze low-e sliding glass doors, and a private owners screened lanai. The owners baths showcase comfort height vanities with full overlay cabinetry, a full width vanity mirror, granite countertops with an undermount sink, 20 x 20-inch porcelain tile flooring, comfort height water efficient toilets, a free-standing soaking tub, a walk-in shower with a semi-frameless clear glass door, and a floor-to-ceiling wall tile surround in the shower. Baths in the carpeted guest suites offer comfort height vanities with full overlay cabinetry, a full width vanity mirror, granite countertops with an under-mount sink, porcelain tile flooring and wall surround in the tub and shower area, comfort height water efficient toilets, and a semiframeless clear glass door per plan. To learn more about the Coach Homes at Corsica, visit Talis Parks Sales Center at 16980 Livingston Road in North Naples. Visit Talis Park online at talispark.com. Above: Exterior Front Night: The Coach Homes at Corsica will include 15 south-facing and one golf course facing two-story buildings with four residences per building at build-out. The buildings are set on Corsicas gently curving streetscape that will showcase the lush landscaping that is Talis Parks signature. Left: Each Coach Homes at Corsica residence includes a 527 square feet covered outdoor living area extending across the entire rear of the residence that overlooks Talis Parks park-like views. Below: FrontDoor Communities previously sold Sienna second floor coach home model is open for viewing through a leaseback in Talis Parks Corsica neighborhood. Completed Corsica Coach Home residences are available for purchase and immediate occupancy. Ab o Ab 1 5 fo u Co r la n Co r ar e Ta l so l th r Co r m m C l C a T s t C im 8 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
Home Is Where the Water IsONLY 8 RESIDENCES REMAINA marina and immediate access to Wiggins Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, its all at AQUA. Its a lifestyle of natural ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, M AKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. PRICES SUB JECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. 13675 Vanderbilt Drive Naples I AQUA-naples.com MOVE IN NOW I Offered from $1.995 million and above exclusively by PACT Realty.CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT to view the all-new 2017 furnished models today! 239.591.2727 RESIDENCES all with stunning water views 6 boat slips, 4 waterfront cabanas and 3 cottages remain ONLY
Coach homes are move-in ready at Lely Resort: amazing lifestyle on offerOver the past 15 years, Stock Development has built an abundance of beautiful residences and amazing lifestyle amenities at Lely Resort, the seven time Community of the Year. With the winter season winding down, Stock has added an array of move-in ready homes, including magnificent coach homes in the Cipriani and Signature Club neighborhoods. The coach home sales division has an on-site sales center in Signature Club where they are showcasing the coach home residences of both neighborhoods. Two exquisitely furnished models are open in each neighborhood. 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 singlefamily homes. Prices begin in just the high-$300s. The Venice is a ground floor residence with 2,254 square feet under air and 3,004 total square feet, including the attached two-car garage, the screened and covered lanai, the private courtyard and the loggia of the foyer. It is a two-bedroom, three-bath great room style coach home offering an islandstyle kitchen. A flexible leisure room opens to the caf and offers direct access to the outdoor courtyard through sliding glass doors. The second bedroom is bathed in natural light from two windows with views to the loggia. The home includes a storage room adjacent to the garage. Each coach home building at Signature Club offers four residences. The neighborhood features a selection of stunning lake and golf course views across The Classics Championship Golf Course. Pricing for these stunning inventory coach homes begins in just the mid-$400s. With an interior design by Clive Daniel Home, the St. Andrews is a threebedroom, three and one-half bath coach home offering an island-style kitchen with breakfast nook, a study, a two-car garage and 2,738 square feet under air. The great room style design includes a formal dining area. The master suite opens directly to the lanai and features two walk-in closets, one of which is oversized. Another bedroom features a private balcony. This second floor unit also offers an elevator option. Sales continue to be strong at Lely Resort and Stock Development has only 16 homes remaing in the final phase of the Lakoya neighborhood at Lely Resort. Lakoya is a meticulously planned 242-acre enclave with sculptured landscaping, classical gardens, spectacularly choreographed fountains and elegant paved walking paths. It is surrounded by subtropical woodlands and The Classics 18-hole championship course, which features gentle undulations and tree-lined fairways. An elaborate series of lakes has been crafted throughout the neighborhood, giving the homes a spectacular array of water, golf course and nature preserve views. From the Topaz Series, The San Remo III is a furnished model. This single-story great room style home features two bedrooms, two baths, plus a study, and a spacious master suite. The San Remo III offers homebuyers 1,809 square feet of living area in an open and breezy floor plan with plenty of space to enjoy a casual Florida lifestyle. A move-in ready model is available for $749,990. Lakoya residents have access to Naples most comprehensive amenities package. Lely Resort boasts Naples most prestigious golf program. Homeowners live within steps of three championship golf courses designed by some of the greatest architects in the game Robert Trent Jones Sr., Lee Trevino and Gary Player, as well as two spectacular golf clubhouses. 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 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. The Players Room is the newest 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. 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: St. Andrews model, San Remo III model. Right: Cipriani model. Below: Players Club. hbifli AbStAddlSRIII s a b t o e a 10 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 15 16 9 14 The Colony Golf & Bay Club4541 Coconut Road Bonita Springs, FL 239.495.1300 TheColonyWCI.comSeaglass at Bonita Bay26951 Country Club Drive Bonita Springs, FL 239.301.4940 seaglassatbonitabay.comAltaira4541 Coconut Road Bonita Springs, FL 239.495.1300 AltairaWCI.comKalea Bay13910 Old Coast Road Naples, FL 239.793.0110 KaleaBay.com Mediterra15836 Savona Way Naples, FL 855.810.7976 mediterranaples.comQuail West6289 Burnham Road Naples, FL 239.592.1010 QuailWest.comTalis Park16980 Livingston Road Naples, FL 239.449.5900 TalisPark.comTwin Eagles11330 Twin Eagles Boulevard Naples, FL 239.352.8000 TwinEagles.comOlde Cypress7276 Lantana Circle Naples, FL 239.596.4794 OldeCypressLantana.comRaffia Preserve4075 Wolfe Road Naples, FL 239.598.2370 raffiapreserve.wcicommunities.comNaples Square100 S Goodlette-Frank Road Naples, FL 239.228.5800 NaplesSquare.comThe Isles of Collier Preserve5445 Caribe Avenue Naples, FL 844.838.3392 MintoFLA.comLely Resort New Home Sales8038 Signature Club Circle, Bldg 8-102Naples, FL 239.793.2100 stockdevelopment.comMangrove Bay201 Goodlette Road South Naples, FL 239.261.2200 MangroveBayNaples.comResidences at Mercato9123 Strada Place, Suite 7125 Naples, FL 239.594.9400 ResidencesAtMercato.comLamorada Naples2190 Woodcrest Drive Naples, FL 239.444.4450 WCICommunities.comLivingston Lakes15161 Palmer Lake Circle Naples, FL 239.444.3490 livingstonlakes.com 1 13 17 18 Ave Maria5076 Annunciation Circle #104 Ave Maria, FL (888) 841-3477 AveMaria.comPaloma26109 St. Michael Lane Bonita Springs, FL 239.949.8910 drhorton.comMockingbird Crossing 1600 Mockingbird Crossing Dr. Naples, FL 239.233.0592 drhorton.comTuscany Pointe14310 Tuscany Pointe Trail Naples, FL 34120 239.225.2679 drhorton.com 19 20 22 Sorrento28063 Sosta Lane #2 Bonita Springs, FL 239.225.2659 drhorton.comSienna Reserve14656 Reserve Lane Naples, FL 239.643.4333 siennareservenaples.comAndalucia1336 Andlaucia Way Naples, FL 239.304.8314 andalucianaples.comEstuary at Grey Oaks1220 Gordon River Trail Naples, FL 239.261.3148 estuaryatgreyoaks.com 23 24 25 21 Gulf of MexicoAirport Pulling RdBayshore DrRattlesnake Hammock RdRadio RdLivingston RdThomasson DrMassey StGoodlette RdVanderbilt Beach RdImmokalee RdFrank Blvd DrLivingston Rd SCrayton Rd111th Ave NPlateau RdGoodlette Rde BlvdPelican Marsh BlvdCounty Barn Rd5th Pine Ridge RdGolden Gate PkwyLogan BlvdTamiami TrlTamiami TrlTamiami TrlBonita Beach RdSanta Barbara Blvd Santa Barbara BlvdOld Hwy 41Green BlvdGolden Gate BlvdLivingston RFiddlers Creek PkwyDavis BlvdCollier BlvdCollier BlvdNaples l t Reg Park BeacLely Pelican Bay Naples Park VineyardsGolden GateIsland WalkNaplesPine RidgeVerona Walk Naples Manor Lely Resort East Naples Port Royal Pass Belle Meade Shell Island Palm River 31 867 951 951 84 41 41 75CENTRAL NAPLES NORTH NAPLES OLD NAPLES EAST NAPLES BONITA SPRINGS ESTEROHickory BlvdlBonita Beach RdImperial Pkwy Imperial ita Beach Rd SEOld 41 RdCoconut Rd 865 75 NAPLES 1 15 S 19 22 14 16 3 13 11 2 5 d 6 12 a a a as a a a a as a a as as as a a a s as a s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s se ey e ey e e e e e ey ey e e e e e e e ey ey ey ey y S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S a a a a as a a a a a as as as as as a as a a s s s s s s s s s s s s s se s e e y e y ey e e e e ey y y y y y y y y y S 20 21 4 7 10 8 9 s s s s s s s s s s s ell Grade RdRandall Blvd47th AveOil Well Rd p Keais RdEverglades BlvdEverglades BlvdMassey St m okalee RdWilson BlvdDesoto BlvdPlateau RdDesoto Blvd N d Golden Gate BlvdCollier Blvden eOrangetreeGolden Gates Estates 75EAST NAPLES 18 17 g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g Pa P P P P P P P P P r rk r r k r r r r k r k r r k k r k P P P P P P P P P Pa P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P r rk rk r k k r k k r rk k r r k r r r r r k r k r k r r k r r k k r r k r k k 23 24 25 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 GULF COAST HOMES 11
London Bay Homes Avignon estate model evokes French style and luxury in Quail WestThe Avignon, a custom luxury single-family estate model built by London Bay Homes, embodies elegant French-inspired architecture and interior design complemented by a country club lifestyle. Overlooking one of two Arthur Hills-designed golf courses in the exclusive Quail West community, the two-story, four-bedroom model captures the romance of the French countryside and Floridas famous outdoor lifestyle. Weve created the Avignon to compliment endless possibilities for the lifestyle desired in Southwest Florida whether its playing a round of golf on the course, boating along the nearby Gulf of Mexico or dining and shopping at nearby top-rated restaurants and shops, said Mark Wilson, president and CEO of London Bay Homes. What started as a blank canvas, transformed into a genuine and unique expression of luxury, lifestyle and privacy thats mindful of the way the future homeowner will live within the home. Built upon London Bay Homes brand promise of Private Label Living, the Avignon reflects a commitment to ensuring the highest quality, attention to detail, and a refined process honed by decades of expertise, comprehensive knowledge of building sciences and new technologies, and industry-setting standards. The Avignon offers a sitting room with a gas fireplace, a great room, study, dining room, second-floor loft, five full baths and a powder room within nearly 5,900 square feet of interior living space. It also offers elements of the unexpected a private garden shower accessible from the master bathroom and contemporary and retro furniture and lighting complementing a pared-down French design aesthetic. Designed for outdoor living with coveted southern views, the Avignon offers multiple outdoor destinations, including covered sitting areas, an outdoor kitchen, freestanding bar and second-floor balconies. Water and fire features provide a relaxing soundtrack and setting for gathering around a fire table or enjoying fire-and-water views from the custom pools sun shelf or spa. Interiors by Melissa Allen of Romanza Interior Design feature a clean look and a palette of soft aqua, seafoam and blue against white and neutral backgrounds. The style is evoked in the shapes of select furniture pieces, antique mirrors, and the classic combination of ivory and bisque finishes with classic French blues. The Avignons 24-by-24-inch shell stone flooring in main gathering areas emphasizes the openness of the kitchen, casual dining area and great room. The combined rooms create a large space for entertaining, aided by an adjoining butlers bar and the kitchens steam oven, freezer drawers, 42-inch refrigerator and double ovens. The model also features beamed and specialty ceiling treatments, custom cabinetry and millwork, quartzite countertops, polished marble and mosaic finishes, and random-length wire-brushed European white oak wood floors in the study, master bedroom and loft. The Avignons interior design complements its architecture, which features mansard rooflines, simple black-gray metal accents, formal landscaping and a grass-and-paver driveway leading to its two, two-car garages on each side of the entry court. Watercolor blue embellishes window casings and mullions, shutters and the homes entry. The Avignon is priced at $4,975,000, fully furnished. Located east of Interstate 75, one mile south of Bonita Beach Road, the 1,180acre Quail West features 36 holes of championship golf and a 70,000-square foot clubhouse offering fine and casual dining, eight tennis courts, wellness and fitness programs, an indoor pool, and spa and salon services. An award-winning homebuilder and developer in the Southwest Florida luxury home market for more than 25 years, London Bay Homes has been named Americas Best Builder by Builder magazine and has earned more than 300 industry awards. The company builds new luxury custom, and multi-family homes, priced from $1 million to more than $10 million in many of the regions most exclusive neighborhoods and communities. For more information about the Avignon, call 239-298-7605 or visit www. LondonBay.com. London Bay Homes new Avignon model is now open at Quail West. The two-story custom home features expansive outdoor areas showcasing views of the communitys Arthur Hillsdesigned golf course and coveted southern exposure. The home offers four bedrooms, five full baths and a powder room within nearly 5,900 square feet of interior living space. f $ ll h $ l 12 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
Broker participation welcomed. Prices, plans and specications subject to change without notice. ORAL REPRESENTATION 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. PHOTOGRAPHY IN THIS AD MAY BE STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY USED TO DEPICT THE LIFESTYLE TO BE ACHIEVED RATHER ANY THAT MAY EXIST. 239.449.5900 TalisPark.comA KITSON & PARTNERS COMMUNITY SEE ITTOUCH ITFEEL ITMAKE IT YOUR OWNThe Coach Homes at CorsicaSpacious, exquisitely designed coach homes by FrontDoor Communities Only at Talis Park Completed residences priced from the $700s available for immediate move-inMODEL OPEN DAILY
Conveniently located near award-winning beaches and easily accessible to the dynamic downtown scene in Naples, StoneCreek by GL Homes is exceeding homebuyers expectations. Offering stunning single-family homes priced from the $400,000s to the $800,000s and amazing recreational amenities, StoneCreek has become the hottest community in Naples. At GL Homes, we are committed to excellence and the happy residents at StoneCreek are a true testament to that commitment, said Tambra Wolfe, vice president and project manager for GL Homes at StoneCreek and Riverstone. We love hearing the positive feedback from our homeowners. They are excited about the lifestyle they have here in StoneCreek. Homebuyers can now take advantage of incredible savings on to-bebuilt homes and Quick Delivery homes. Depending on the collection and the model, residents can receive $5,000 to $10,000 on upgrades or closing costs on a new build and up to $40,000 off the purchase price or closing costs on Quick Delivery Homes. With 19 new home designs available, StoneCreek offers a variety of unique floorplans to fit any homebuyers needs. Ranging in size from 1,991 to 4,879 square feet of air-conditioned living space, every home comes built with beautiful interior finishes and luxury standard features, such as impact resistant windows on the front of the house, elegant granite countertops in the bathrooms and kitchens, natural gas appliances and tile in the main living areas. Residents will be impressed with the communitys amenities that are thoughtfully created to fit the desired lifestyle in the Stonecreek community. At the center of a more than sixacre recreational hub is an impressive 13,000 square-foot decorator-appointed clubhouse that includes a unique and expansive indoor air-conditioned sports court for basketball, volleyball and more; a social hall with catering kitchen; a multipurpose studio for activities including arts and crafts and fitness classes; a billiards and game room; card room and state-of-the-art fitness equipment. Outside the clubhouse, residents will enjoy a resort-style swimming pool and lap/exercise pool; a Jacuzzi spa and relaxing pool deck with shade pavilions; a wet play activity center; outdoor tiki bar; tot lot and playground for children; beach volleyball court; five lighted Har-Tru tennis courts with bleachers for viewing; four pickle ball courts; an outdoor basketball court; a party pavilion with bathrooms; and an open-playing field and a fire pit and seating area. Sidewalks wind throughout the community, perfect for walking, jogging and biking. Just minutes away from stunning beaches and A-list schools, StoneCreek is in a great location on the southwest Florida coast. Also, Naples is home to some of the most challenging golf courses in the world and is known for chic and trendy shopping, outstanding dining, a vibrant arts scene, unique family attractions and an abundance of water sports and other outdoor activities. StoneCreek is located at 4068 Nova Lane in Naples. To visit, from I-75 take the Immokalee Road Exit 111 and travel east on Immokalee Road. Turn left on Logan Boulevard. The StoneCreek entrance is on the left, after you pass Riverstone. The new model center is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 239-5926000 or visit www.GLHOMES.com. Homebuyers love what StoneCreek by GL Homes offersAbove: The beautiful Cabernet from the Vintage Collection offers three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a den/optional fourth bedroom and a three-car garage under 2,162 square feet of air conditioned living space. 14 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 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 Broker COACH HOMESVENICE B CIPRIANI2/2.5 2,230 SF WAS $422,025 NOW $392,025 VENICE B CIPRIANI2/2.5 2,230 SF WAS $452,180 NOW $422,180 WENTWORTH SIGNATURE CLUB2/2.5 2,091 SF WAS $472,990 NOW $442,990WENTWORTH SIGNATURE CLUB2/2.5 2,091 SF WAS $488,525 NOW $458,525 SAN MARCO B CIPRIANI3/3 2,919 SF WAS $479,760 NOW $449,760ST ANDREWS SIGNATURE CLUB furnished 3/3.5 2,743 SF NOW $742,975 TWIN VILLAS LAKOYANAPOLI2/2 1,855 SF WAS $484,260 NOW $459,260ARVANITA3/2 1,916 SF WAS $484,950 NOW $459,950CAPRI3/2 2,107 SF WAS $501,350 NOW $476,350CAPRI3/2 2,107 SF WAS $503,185 NOW $478,185SINGLE FAMILY HOMES LAKOYASAN REMO III2/2 1,809 SF WAS $691,485 NOW $641,485SAN REMO III2/2 1,809 SF WAS $711,940 NOW $649,990SAN REMO III2/2 1,809 SF WAS $709,655 NOW $659,655TIVOLI III3/3 2,062 SF WAS $726,030 NOW $669,990MAJESTIC furnished4/4 3,823 SF WAS $1,876,922 NOW $1,599,990 Capri in Lakoya Cipriani Signature Club San Remo III in Lakoya WHATEVER YOU CAN IMAGINE, ITS ALREADY AT LIVE IT NOW!With Move-In-Ready Homes AvailablePriced To Move You.Only 13 Single Family and Twin Villa Homes Remaining in Lakoya!
Naples Reserves amenities tap into your inner awesomenessLive in Naples Reserve and youll quickly elevate your inner awesomeness. Every morning in this special community, woven into 22 freshwater lakes, including one with its own destination Kontiki Island, is a blank page ready to be written to your mood. Do you feel like taking the plunge in the Island Clubs resort-style pool or basking in the sun on our pretty white-sand beach? Does it seem like an on-thewater sort of day exploring the 125-acre Eagle Lake aboard a kayak or paddleboard? Perhaps your inner social butterfly is calling and so are neighbors who want to hang out at Latitudes Cafe or with an umbrella drink at the Chat n Chill Tiki Bar. With amenities appealing to a wide range of interests whether youre feeling adventurous or more leisurely every day at Naples Reserve is anything but typical. After all, how many communities have their own private island with an oversized tiki hut? Exactly. Award-winning developer iStar created the 688-acre Naples Reserve community with island-inspired amenities. Even a workout in the state-of-the-art fitness center serves up lake views throughout most of its 3,500 square feet. The Island Club channels the best of Key Wests famous laid-back mentality. In the 5,160-square-foot clubhouse, residents enjoy gathering in the cafe, love chilling out in the gathering room, and tend to get a little mesmerized watching the occupants of our signature 850-gallon aquarium. Outside, the club offers a tropical waterfall pool with Junior Olympic lap lanes, a childrens splash pool, an event lawn and a fire pit. There are also beach volleyball and bocce ball courts and a beckoning view of Kontiki Island. The neighboring Outrigger Center provides paddleboards, kayaks and canoes to explore Eagle Lake, the island and the mile-long lakefront along Picayune Strand State Forest. The centers two Duffy boats, Tranquility and Little Skipper, also offer lake and island cruises. Inside, a flex space is available for game days, special events and other activities. The lakefront Match Point complex, offering tennis and pickleball courts, and an adjacent community boat ramp is nearing completion, along with tot lots, a meandering biking, hiking and jogging linear park and two dog parks Paws Awhile and Walk & Wag, with the first one opening later this spring. Naples Reserve now offers 17 fully decorated models available for viewing by Southwest Floridas premier homebuilders, including Ashton Woods, D.R. Horton, Florida Lifestyle Homes, KTS Homes, Lundstrom Development, Marvin Development, McGarvey Custom Homes and Stock Signature Homes. Attached villas, single family and custom estate homes are priced from the high-$200s to more than $1 million. The community offers 11 neighborhoods and the opportunity for a private boat dock on Eagle Lake. Naples Reserve is located off U.S. 41, 2 miles southeast of the Collier Boulevard/CR 951 intersection and 10 minutes from I-75, Exit 101. Visit the community at 14885 Naples Reserve Circle or online at www.naplesreserve.com. Above: Naples Reserve Island Club pool, Naples Reserve Outrigger Center, Naples Reserve Island Club grand hall. 16 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
Rise & Shine... ...for a Second Time 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 Tower 2 makes its debut at Kalea Bay. Pre-construction pricing. With Tower 1 nearly sold out, Kalea Bay proudly announces Tower 2. Breathtaking views from 22 stories. 6 floor plans, rooftop pool & fitness center, plus one spectacular clubhouse. Rise and shine every day of your life at Kalea Bay. Residences priced from $1.4 million. 13910 Old Coast Road, Naples, FL 34110 KaleaBay.com 239-793-0110From US 41 take Wiggins Pass Road and go north on Vanderbilt Drive. (Bridge on Vanderbilt Drive, between 111th Ave. N. and Wiggins Pass Rd. closed)
A visit to Babcock RanchA visit to Babcock Ranch, the solar powered town being built by Kitson & Partners in Charlotte County off State Road 31 just north of the Lee Civic Center, is a trip into a bygone era and a trip into the future. As visitors approach the towns entry bridge, they are treated to views of a waterscape and the Lake House recreation center scheduled for completion in late April. The feeling of entering a place offering a better life is palpable. A treelined streetscape provides a connection with nature as it passes Lake Timber, the towns first neighborhood. Completed homes offer a glimpse of Babcocks architectural styles derived from styles found in Southwest Floridas pre-World War II neighborhoods. The homes and their front porches are close to the street to encourage social interaction. A grove of trees and a fence-lined street mark the arrival at Babcocks emerging downtown district. Founders Square, a lakefront green, anchors the district and features a band shell, boardwalk, splash pad, picnic tables, and shady areas. Live music is featured at the band shell every Tuesday and Saturday evening. Across the street, the Babcock Neighborhood School, Slaters Goods & Provisions, and The Hatchery are under construction for completion in mid-July. The completed Table & Tap restaurant offers a lakefront dining experience. Curry Creek Outfitters serves those eager to enjoy Babcocks nature trails and lakes. The Discovery Center at Woodlea Hall is an important initial destination. It is the focal point for information about Babcock Ranch, Kitsons commitment to the environment, how solar power, fiber-optic connectivity, and autonomous vehicles are incorporated in the community, and Babcocks residences that include twin villa and single-family homes base-priced from $180,000 to the $500s. Visitors are greeted by a living wall with vegetation from the property that acknowledges Kitsons commitment to preservation. We present the story of Babcock and answers questions, said Discovery Center Manager Axel Kallenborn. Visitors are curious about how solar power and technologies have been combined with the towns parks, lakes, and nature trails. The eco-sensitive lifestyle is powered by the solar plant located within the town. While residents will pay the same rates for electricity as other customers, Babcocks green-building standards will lower overall costs. We want visitors to leave with a better understanding of Babcock. Kallenborns ambassadors navigate a touch-screen presentation that addresses all aspects of Babcock. A circular reception desk provides highly visible access to visitors arriving via the buildings front or rear entrances. A virtual area allows homebuyers to envision how their home might be situated within Lake Timber. A sliding barn door provides entry to Curry Creek Outfitters. The Discovery Center, Table & Tap, and Curry Creek Outfitters are open daily. Visit babcockranch.com. Above: Founders Square is the heart of Babcock Ranch and serves as the site for community festivals and events. The 13-acre lakefront green space features a band shell, boardwalk, splash pad, picnic tables, and shady areas for relaxing. Live music is featured at the band shell every Tuesday and Saturday evening. The public is invited. Left: Ambassador Presentation: Babcock Ranchs town ambassadors navigate a non-linear touchscreen presentation in the Discovery Center at Woodlea Hall to share the story of Babcock Ranch. A t a c e g s p f f e e i P R n s D H B 18 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Broker participation is welcome. Prices, plans, specifications and community design are subject to change. Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating the representations of the developer. For correct information regarding Babcock Ranch, interested parties should refer to written materials provided by the developer, legislative acts related to Babcock Ranch and the covenants and restrictions of the Babcock Ranch Residential Association, Inc. The information provided above is not intended to be an offering and should be considered as informational only.It would have to be walkable. And bikeable. Even kayakable. There would have to be miles and miles of trails and creeks and lakes as well as tness facilities. Fresh food would have to be as convenient as fast food. And the doctors oce would be within walking dis tance. Or even as close as your laptop. It would have to be a place where you dont just live, you thrive. And luxurious amenities wou ld come at an unluxurious price. Can a town make you healthier? This one can. A better lifeBABCOCKRANCH.COM 877-484-4434 CAN A TOWN MAKE YOU HEALTHIER?
MAGNOLIA DIAMOND CUSTOM HOMES 4 bedrooms & 4 1/2 baths | $3,695,000CASA KAE FLORIDA LIFESTYLE HOMES 4 bedrooms & 5 1/2 baths | $4,495,000 CASA BELLISSIMA FOX CUSTOM BUILDERS 4 bedrooms & 4 1/2 baths | $3,399,000AVIGNON LONDON BAY HOMES 4 bedrooms & 5 1/2 baths | $4,975,000STELLA STOCK SIGNATURE HOMES 4 bedrooms & 4 baths | $2,339,460 OAKMONTSEAGATE DEVELOPMENT GROUP 4 bedrooms & 4 + 2-1/2 baths | $4,495,000 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 JOIN US this Saturday & Sunday from 12:00p.m.:00p.m.Presenting our ESTATESofEXCELLENCEeventCome celebrate whats new at Quail West with an exquisite collection of fully furnished model homes from the areas nest builders. Featuring exciting designs and captivating interiors for a new generation of discerning homebuyers. We are also proud to announce the Grand Opening of our newly redesigned clubhouse.NORMANDY II STOCK SIGNATURE HOMES 4 bedrooms & 4 + 2-1/2 baths | $2,317,125PINE VALLEYSEAGATE DEVELOPMENT GROUP 4 bedrooms & 4 1/2 baths | $4,295,000 AQUALINASTOCK SIGNATURE HOMES 4 bedrooms & 4 + 2-1/2 baths | $3,799,990BRIGITTEMCGARVEY CUSTOM HOMES 4 bedrooms & 4 + 2-1/2 baths | $4,795,000
LUXURY COASTAL CONTEMPORARY TOWER RESIDENCES FROM JUST OVER $1M Sales Center Open Daily | 26951 Country Club Drive | Bonita Springs | 239.301.4940SeaglassLuxeTower.com High-rise and unshineStanding beautifully along the Gulf Coast, there is Seaglass. Now under construction, its Bonita Bays shining new tower. With luxurious residences and world-class amenities, it offers a lifestyle like nowhere else. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS MAKE REFERENCE TO THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN AND THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. Community features, amenities and pricing are approximate and subject to change without notice. The information and materials displayed on materials provided to you are solely intended to provide general information about prop osed plans of WSR-Bonita Bay LLC. These proposed plans are conceptual in nature and are subj ect to change or cancellation (in whole or in part) at any time without notice. Land uses, public and private facilities, improvements, and plans described or depicted on any materials are conceptual only, subject to government approvals and market factors, and subject to change without notice. Nothing in these materials obligates WSR-Bonita Bay, LLC, or any other entity to build any facilities or improvements, and there is no guarantee that any illustrated or described proposed future development will be implemented. Neither the information and materials provided to you, nor any communication made or given in connection with and of the foregoing may be deemed to constitute any representation or warranty or may otherwise be relied upon by any person or entity for any reason whatsoe ver. Equal Housing Opportunity. UNDER CONSTRUCTIONMONTHS TO OCCUPANCY 15 LIMITED TIME FOR RESIDENCE CUSTOMIZING 50 %SOLD OUT OVER
BAY COLONY Toscana #1703 Amy Becker/Leah Ritchey 239.272.3229 Web ID 217021231 $2,395,000 GREY OAKS L'Ermitage #B-28 Fahada Saad 239.595.8500 Web ID 217020666 $3,600,000 AQUALANE SHORES 2211 South Winds Drive James Bates 239.961.3973 Web ID 216069980 $12,500,000 Truly spectacular in every way, this masterpiece of contemporary design will surprise you at every turn. Enter inside to a private oasis of clean design and unsurpassed craftsmanship. In this wide-open Doral oor plan, every room is bathed in natural light creating a seamless transition from indoor living to outdoor experience. Don't let the location fool you. The moment you enter this stunning home there is peace, quiet and privacy. GREY OAKS 2293 Residence Circle Krista Fraga 239.877.6745 Web ID 217021826 $1,599,000 OLD NAPLES 555 on Fifth #201 Tatyana Sallee 239.293.5017 Web ID 217015725 $1,200,000 1 2 3 41 2 3 4 PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM Sotheby's International Realty and the Sotheby's International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each oce is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. Property information herein is derived from various sources including, but not limited to, county records and multiple listing services, and may include approximations. All information is deemed accurate and neither suggests nor infers that Premier Sotheby's International Realty participated as either the listing or cooperating agent or broker in the sale or purchase of the properties depicted. Bay Harbor by Fred Wagneri used with permission. YOUR LOCALLY OWNED PARTNER WITH A GLOBAL REACH
Port Royal 3 The Moorings | Coquina Sands 3 Old Naples | Aqualane Shores 4 Park Shore 4 Pelican Bay 5 Bay Colony 5 Pelican Marsh 5 Naples & Surrounds 6 Grey Oaks 7 North Naples 8 Vanderbilt Beach 9 Marco Island 9 Fiddler's Creek 10 Bonita Springs & Surrounds 10 Bonita Bay 11 Sanibel | Captiva | Fort Myers 11Thursday, March 30, 2017COMMUNITY GUIDETABLE OF CONTENTS 20,000 Sotheby's International Realty associates 880 offices worldwide 66 countries and territories globally 40 Premier Sotheby's International Realty locations PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM 3035 Fort Charles Drive Lisa Tashjian 239.259.7024 Web ID 217008692 $14,500,000 3800 Fort Charles Drive Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 216077798 $11,900,000 LIVE LIKE A LOCALPage 2From beachfront homes and majestic estates, to cozy cottages and resort-style retreats, allow us to match you with a rental that far exceeds home know what it means to live like a local.239.262.4242 THE VILLAGE | 239.261.6161 4300 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Suite 100 Naples, FL 34103 BROAD AVENUE | 239.434.2424 390 Broad Avenue South Naples, FL 34102 FIFTH AVENUE | 239.434.8770 500 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 505 Naples, FL 34102 MARCO ISLAND | 239.642.2222 760 North Collier Boulevard, Suite 101 Marco Island, FL 34145 ESTUARY | 239.261.3148 1220 Gordon River Trail Naples, FL 34105 CENTRAL NAPLES | 239.659.0099 4001 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 102 Naples, FL 34103 RENTALS | 239.262.4242 5020 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 120 Naples, FL 34103 VANDERBILT | 239.594.9494 325 Vanderbilt Beach Road Naples, FL 34108 MERCATO SALES CENTER | 239.594.9400 9123 Strada Place, Suite 7125 Naples, FL 34108 BONITA SPRINGS | 239.948.4000 27400 Riverview Center Boulevard, Suite 4 Bonita Springs, FL 34134 SANIBEL | 239.472.2735 2341 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel, FL 33957 CAPTIVA | 239.395.5847 11508 Andy Rosse Lane Captiva, FL 33924 GREY OAKS | 239.262.5557 2400 Grey Oaks Drive North Naples, FL 34105 MYSTIQUE AT PELICAN BAY | 239.598.9900 6885 Pelican Bay Boulevard Naples, FL 341038
Page 3 PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM 840 Admiralty Parade Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 217015937 $16,950,000 3750 Rum Row Tom Gasbarro 239.404.4883 Web ID 216004706 $19,950,000 Admiralty Point #505 Ryan Nordyke 239.776.9390 Web ID 216079762 $1,595,000 Kings Port Unit PS Gary Blaine 239.595.2912 Web ID 216066010 $999,000 Lausanne #806N Angela R. Allen 239.825.8494 Web ID 216060022 $1,165,000 825 Wedge Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216071000 $2,995,000 3156 Crayton Road Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID CRAY062916IHE $3,495,000 3575 Gordon Drive William Callahan 239.272.5756 Web ID 217010685 $7,995,000 Shores of Naples #21 Ryan Nordyke 239.776.9390 Web ID 216065398 $895,000 4090 Cutlass Lane Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 216066064 $11,450,000 3035 Fort Charles Drive Lisa Tashjian 239.259.7024 Web ID 217008692 $14,500,000 Executive Club #213 James Bates 239.961.3973 Web ID 216073977 $659,000 Royal Palm Club #507 Ryan Nordyke 239.776.9390 Web ID 216032028 $749,000 4233 Gordon Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 217004960 $12,950,000 205 Bahia Point Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216022951 $5,500,000 3020 Crayton Road Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID CRAY063016IHE $3,495,000 3300 Green Dolphin Lane Tom Gasbarro 239.404.4883 Web ID 216011338 $6,895,000 475 Galleon Drive Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 216075346 $4,950,000 3800 Fort Charles Drive Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 216077798 $11,900,000 1831 Crayton Road Ruth Trettis 239.571.6760 Web ID 216035102 $4,795,000 Carriage Club #61 Beth McNichols 239.821.3304 Web ID 217009583 $765,000 Billows #012 Ryan Nordyke 239.776.9390 Web ID 216070961 $899,000 PORT ROYAL THE MOORINGS // COQUINA SANDS 419 Mooring Line Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216059130 $3,995,000 YOUR LOCALLY OWNED PARTNER WITH A GLOBAL REACH
Page 4555 on Fifth #202 Bernard Minarcin 239.269.6855 Web ID 217014420 $1,134,900 Provence #201 Patrick O'Connor 239.293.9411 Web ID 216064309 $2,100,000 Esmeralda on Eighth #201 Paul Gray 239.273.0403 Web ID 216010013 $2,470,000 Club at Blue Point Unit C Shirlene Elkins 239.777.9574 Web ID 216062696 $450,000 Beachwalk #1 Heather Hobrock 239.370.3944 Web ID 216078542 $1,450,000 689 Bougainvillea Road Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216071986 $3,450,000 409 1st Avenue North Linda Richards Malone 239.595.9595 Web ID 216070877 $4,599,000 Vistas #1402 Nick Asimes 239.777.0460 Web ID 217008880 $1,450,000 Gulfside #103 Dave/Ann Renner 239.784.5552 Web ID 217011083 $734,000 Park Shore Landings #4-434 Ryan Nordyke 239.776.9390 Web ID 216072817 $799,000 Park Plaza #1400 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 217011004 $1,795,000 Brittany #303 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216067634 $2,495,000 840 17th Avenue South Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 216001738 $6,995,000 Enclave #17 Amy Becker/Leah Ritchey 239.272.3229 Web ID 216063779 $6,350,000 675 2nd Street South Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 217013292 $4,975,000 685 2nd Street South Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 217013281 $4,850,000 1263 4th Street South Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216041599 $4,650,000 629 Gulf Shore Boulevard North James Bates 239.961.3973 Web ID 216065782 $7,495,000 2111 Forrest Lane Debra McInnis 239.776.4946 Web ID 216040998 $7,700,000 520 Neapolitan Way Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 217011101 $3,995,000 517 Turtle Hatch Road Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID TURT062916IHE $3,195,000 Brittany #V17 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216069173 $2,695,000 304 Turtle Hatch Road Dayle Cartwright 239.595.7853 Web ID 216042891 $4,000,000 4215 Crayton Road Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID CRAY080416IHE $6,495,000 PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM 495 18th Avenue South Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216027889 $3,995,000 OLD NAPLES // AQUALANE SHORES // ROYAL HARBOR Enclave #9 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.216.1973 Web ID 216030804 $5,950,000 PARK SHORE YOUR LOCALLY OWNED PARTNER WITH A GLOBAL REACH
Page 5808 Pine Village Lane Janet Rathbun 239.860.0012 Web ID 217020103 $1,149,000 367 Colony Drive Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 216061367 $4,695,000 Remington #204 Marion Bethea/Anne Killilea 239.261.6200 Web ID 217003493 $4,799,000 Marquesa #601 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 216035604 $1,850,000 Biltmore #1502 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 216013177 $3,895,000 Remington #702 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.216.1973 Web ID 216072095 $5,550,000 Remington #2004 Marion Bethea/Anne Killilea 239.261.6200 Web ID 217003473 $5,699,000 1286 Waggle Way Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.216.1973 Web ID 217009397 $6,450,000 Egrets Walk #101 Cynthia Miles 239.273.3449 Web ID 216044205 $359,900 6955 Green Tree Drive Linda Perry/Judy Perry 239.404.7052 Web ID 217007092 $2,995,000 8121 Via Vecchia Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.216.1973 Web ID 216073048 $5,995,000 Breakwater #4-102 Vickie Larscheid 239.250.5041 Web ID 217015208 $726,000 St. Nicole #304 Laurie Zanelli 239.675.9777 Web ID 216057589 $569,000 Glencove #403 Jane Darling 239.290.3112 Web ID 217020101 $445,000 804 Tallow Tree Court Jon Feins 239.687.9546 Web ID 216056451 $1,530,000 Mystique PH 01 Urness/Tarkenton 239.598.9900 Web ID 217005295 $9,500,000 8808 Muireld Drive Terri Moellers 239.213.7344 Web ID 217005412 $1,475,000 Osprey Pointe #201 Terri Moellers 239.213.7344 Web ID 217006413 $739,000 8755 Muireld Drive Terri Moellers 239.213.7344 Web ID 216029474 $1,510,000 9280 Troon Lakes Drive Terri Moellers 239.213.7344 Web ID 217020389 $795,000 PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM Montenero #803 Joann Sohn 239.450.2791 Web ID 216076242 $2,695,000 Carlysle #201 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 216072255 $4,795,000 9012 Terranova Drive Patrick O'Connor 239.293.9411 Web ID 217000228 $1,295,000 PELICAN BAY BAY COLONY PELICAN MARSH YOUR LOCALLY OWNED PARTNER WITH A GLOBAL REACH ESTATES AT BAY COLONY
Page 6 PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM2117 Paget Circle Jim Hild 239.860.6801 Web ID 216030154 $589,900 6971 Mauna Loa Lane Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 Web ID 217000349 $605,000 68 East Avenue Sue Black 239.250.5611 Web ID 216030195 $1,150,000 4821 Mahogany Ridge Drive Bernie/Joe Garabed 239.571.2466 Web ID 216048558 $1,100,000 6660 Glen Arbor Way Laurie Zanelli 239.675.9777 Web ID 216034385 $1,100,000 1131 7th Avenue North Cristal O'Meara 239.961.2528 Web ID 216007802 $1,199,000 7912 Tiger Lily Drive Kimberly Alvord 239.919.2742 Web ID PIEP022017IHE $1,200,000 Ole #5708 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 217021420 $395,900 7554 Rozzini Lane Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 Web ID 217009716 $374,900 Mystic Greens #1604 Wil Bedard 239.961.2710 Web ID 216078204 $392,000 Dominica Isle #202 Beth McNichols 239.821.3304 Web ID 217003177 $549,500 Lancaster Square #8-804 Debbi/Marty McDermott 239.564.4231 Web ID 216013324 $549,900 885 Wyndemere Way Catherine Bordner 239.560.2921 Web ID 216068961 $849,000 2742 14th Street North Linda Perry/Judy Perry 239.404.7052 Web ID 216052142 $687,000 14712 Windward Place Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 216050698 $624,990 9301 Vercelli Court Tess/Tom McCarthy 239.207.0118 Web ID 215000859 $939,000 7694 Hutchinson Court Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 216068939 $1,085,000 Beach House #102 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 215070944 $1,895,000 7719 Mickelson Court Nicola Gentil 239.289.7737 Web ID 217013270 $1,395,000 747 Myrtle Terrace Jeannie McGearty 239.248.4333 Web ID WEID090916IHE $1,295,000 Baypointe #103 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216054999 $1,995,000 612 Carica Road Craig Jones 239.825.6857 Web ID 217005478 $2,229,000 12640 Biscayne Court Tom/Tess McCarthy 239.243.5520 Web ID 216074185 $579,000 8088 Tiger Lily Drive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 216043907 $585,000 632 Hickory Road Agnes Zak 239.287.8036 Web ID 216054791 $995,000 Avellino Isles #201 Joanne MacLeod 239.272.7679 Web ID 216044323 $849,000 NAPLES & SURROUNDS9058 Shenendoah Circle Erik David Barber 323.513.6391 Web ID 216057409 $1,150,000 6564 Costa Circle Bill Frantz 330.329.0077 Web ID 216068878 $1,449,000 YOUR LOCALLY OWNED PARTNER WITH A GLOBAL REACH
Page 7 PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM1276 Osprey Trail Melissa Williams 239.248.7238 Web ID 216074004 $1,975,000 1486 Anhinga Pointe Sam Heitman 239.537.2018 Web ID 216038328 $1,245,000 2165 Asti Court Sonya Shaheen 239.877.2797 Web ID 215073681 $1,595,000 1215 Gordon River Trail Daniel Guenther 239.357.8121 Web ID 215036906 $1,995,000 2358 Alexander Palm Drive Sonya Shaheen 239.877.2797 Web ID 216014458 $1,999,999 1227 Gordon River Trail Daniel Guenther 239.357.8121 Web ID 216005828 $2,395,000 2841 Capistrano Way Fahada Saad 239.595.8500 Web ID WAYL110416IHE $2,290,000 1505 Marsh Wren Lane Sam Heitman 239.537.2018 Web ID 216020655 $2,095,000 1425 Nighthawk Pointe Daniel Guenther 239.357.8121 Web ID 216013779 $4,690,000 1397 Great Egret Trail Daniel Guenther 239.357.8121 Web ID 216017559 $5,395,000 Terra Verde #2396 Fahada Saad 239.595.8500 Web ID 217020625 $725,000 1302 Noble Heron Way Melissa Williams 239.248.7238 Web ID 215070811 $1,695,000 2199 Miramonte Way Carol Reid 239.269.9555 Web ID 217005111 $2,499,000 GREY OAKS YOUR LOCALLY OWNED PARTNER WITH A GLOBAL REACH MODELS OPEN DAILY | 47 unique residences | 239.594.9400 | residencesatmercato.com 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. Home and community information, including pricing, included features, terms, availability and amenities, are subject to change, prior sale or withdrawal at any time without notice or obligation. Drawings, photographs, renderings, video, scale models, square footages, oor plans, elevations, features, colors and sizes are approximate for presentation purposes only and may vary from the homes as built. Home prices refer to the base price of the house and do not include options or premiums, unless otherwise indicated for a specic home. Nothing on our website should be construed as legal, accounting or tax advice. Marketed exclusively by Premier Sothebys International Realty.BE WELL ADDRESSED THE LUTGERT COMPANIES MILES FROM THE BEACH1.7 RESTAURANTS AND SHOPS50+$1.425FROM MILLIONExperience the next era of living at Mercato with the Residences at Mercato. Find the best of Naples, with luxury single-family homes, in a gated enclave, just moments from Mercato's shopping, dining, vibrant night-life and a short distance to Gulf beaches. 2017 National Platinum Award "Best Mixed-Use Community" 2017 Winner of Three Parade of Homes' Awards "Overall Excellence in Construction and Design"
Page 8 PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM4887 Pond Apple Drive South Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 217012327 $696,000 7395 Monteverde Way Lynn Applebaum 239.776.5055 Web ID 216066558 $720,000 12855 Pond Apple Drive East Vanya/Dimo Demirev 239.565.0550 Web ID 216068918 $1,299,000 4202 Snowberry Lane Vanya/Dimo Demirev 239.565.0550 Web ID 216013782 $1,100,000 16508 Talis Park Drive Friley Saucier 239.293.3532 Web ID 216072501 $1,275,000 Residences #404 Suzanne Ring 239.821.7550 Web ID 216056015 $1,319,500 The Strada #5416 Dave/Ann Renner 239.784.5552 Web ID 216078227 $1,495,000 200 Fairway Circle Virginia/Randy Wilson 239.450.9090 Web ID 217007236 $474,900 3448 Donoso Court Ruth Trettis 239.571.6760 Web ID 216062860 $425,000 85 Shores Avenue Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 216045505 $445,000 699 99th Avenue North Charlina McGee 239.770.1911 Web ID 216072990 $539,000 15275 Devon Green Lane Susan Barton 239.860.1412 Web ID 217003696 $597,000 The Strada #5304 Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 Web ID 217013537 $899,000 16838 Cabreo Drive Jutta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 239.659.5113 Web ID 215056485 $838,000 The Strada #5417 Agnes Zak 239.287.8036 Web ID 216069158 $749,000 10462 Vanderbilt Drive Kimberly Salay 239.300.5075 Web ID 216013237 $992,000 Residences III #303 Suzanne Ring 239.821.7550 Web ID 216076993 $999,000 2883 Tiburon Boulevard East Terri Moellers 239.213.7344 Web ID 216069076 $1,595,000 6072 Sunnyslope Drive Ruth Bethem 239.777.7007 Web ID 216026286 $1,575,000 9153 Mercato Way Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 Web ID 216031389 $1,525,000 13751 Pondview Circle Vanya/Dimo Demirev 239.565.0550 Web ID 217014160 $1,598,000 16770 Prato Way Erik David Barber 323.513.6391 Web ID 216037732 $3,299,000 Bequia #603 Carol Sheehy 239.340.9300 Web ID 216024293 $610,000 The Strada #5505 Mary Kavanagh 616.957.4428 Web ID 216040623 $679,000 9165 Mercato Way Mary Kavanagh 616.957.4428 Web ID 216055143 $2,295,000 16836 Brightling Way Heather Hobrock 239.370.3944 Web ID 216064097 $1,795,000 8123 Wilshire Lakes Boulevard Randy Lichtman 239.272.0300 Web ID 217019100 $682,900 3035 Mona Lisa Boulevard Sandra McCarthy-Meeks 239.287.7921 Web ID 216066464 $1,299,900 NORTH NAPLES YOUR LOCALLY OWNED PARTNER WITH A GLOBAL REACH
Page 9 PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COMVanderbilt Surf Colony #305 Joanne MacLeod 239.272.7679 Web ID 216057609 $499,000 806 Reef Point Circle Pamela Hershberger 239.784.7534 Web ID 217012330 $549,000 1050 San Marco Road Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 216027946 $899,000 266 Polynesia Court ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 217016450 $849,000 Mirage #304 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216038652 $897,500 490 Tarpon Court Cathy Brodie 239.272.7725 Web ID 216062081 $1,550,000 Dunnfoire #402 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216057647 $1,675,000 Emerald Beach #53 Cathy Brodie 239.272.7725 Web ID 217007033 $427,900 1110 Abbeville Court Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 Web ID 217020612 $399,000 1820 South Inlet Drive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 216023494 $415,999 South Seas #1202 Helga Wetzold 239.821.6905 Web ID 216038065 $469,000 221 Hideaway Circle North Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 Web ID 217021259 $487,500 404 Conners AvenueMichael G. Lawler/Terri Moellers 239.213.7344Web ID 217016285 $2,225,000 336 Oak Avenue Ann Marie Shimer 239.825.9020 Web ID 217003378 $1,795,000 580 South Bareld Drive Paul Strong 239.404.3280 Web ID 216024970 $2,795,000 1829 South Inlet Drive Vince Colace 239.260.3333 Web ID 216046690 $2,550,000 1261 Stone Court Paul Strong 239.404.3280 Web ID 217007789 $1,695,000 Veracruz #1501 Robin/Larry Taylor 239.250.9016 Web ID 216049126 $3,650,000 866 Sea Dune Lane Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216011657 $4,950,000 Summit House #802 Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 216025473 $735,000 731 Lime Terrace Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 217007410 $669,900 1211 Blue Hill Creek Drive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID BLUE062816IHE $650,000 184 Dan River Court Robin/Larry Taylor 239.250.9016 Web ID 216076980 $760,000 1660 Galleon Court Jacki Strategos 239.370.1222 Web ID 217007391 $824,900 478 Willet Avenue Debron Fowles 239.826.6655 Web ID 216011484 $3,399,000 1002 Royal Marco Way Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216022322 $9,495,000 930 East Inlet Drrive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 216038505 $1,200,000 1109 Blue Hill Creek Drive Dave Flowers 239.404.0493 Web ID 216045388 $3,250,000 VANDERBILT BEACH MARCO ISLAND YOUR LOCALLY OWNED PARTNER WITH A GLOBAL REACH
Page 10 PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COMSerena #102 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 217020537 $397,000 Varenna #2-202 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216067175 $379,000 Cascada #101 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216050522 $389,000 Montreux #103 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 217012645 $399,000 Varenna #201 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216069180 $448,000 28609 Pienza Court Roxanne Jeske 239.450.5210 Web ID 217009538 $559,900 28663 Pienza Court Roxanne Jeske 239.450.5210 Web ID 216080735 $529,000 Altessa #201 Fern Ritacca 239.405.6210 Web ID 217014978 $540,000 24792 Hollybrier Lane Coburn/Umscheid 239.825.3470 Web ID 217000504 $565,000 28675 Pienza Court Roxanne Jeske 239.450.5210 Web ID 216065278 $575,000 8439 Mallards Way Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 217012198 $535,000 Menaggio #102 ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 216076003 $449,900 Callista #204 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 217002486 $449,000 Cascada #201 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216047304 $535,000 8572 Bellagio Drive Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216028235 $1,185,000 26867 Hickory Boulevard Fahada Saad 239.595.8500 Web ID 216060239 $736,250 Navona #704 Valerie Bee 239.398.3055 Web ID 216064217 $620,000 Altessa #201 Roxanne Jeske 239.450.5210 Web ID 217020222 $594,500 22651 Fairlawn Court Debbi/Marty McDermott 239.564.4231 Web ID 217009573 $929,000 234 Barefoot Beach Boulevard Lisa Tashjian 239.259.7024 Web ID 216058388 $3,595,000 8988 Cherry Oaks Trail Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 215039283 $545,000 28628 Wahoo Drive Michael/Donna Ricci 239.896.7104 Web ID 217021535 $415,000 9360 Vadala Bend Court Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 216075847 $709,900 3533 Heron Glen Court Umscheid/Coburn 239.691.3541 Web ID 217021104 $469,000 7690 Mulberry Lane ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 216012977 $799,000 Sorrento #302 Vanya/Dimo Demirev 239.565.0550 Web ID 217020213 $525,000 FIDDLER'S CREEK BONITA SPRINGS & SURROUNDS YOUR LOCALLY OWNED PARTNER WITH A GLOBAL REACH
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4 MARCH 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYDR. EMAD SALMAN KNOWS ALL THE details about the new Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. He knows the seven-story building cost $244 million and has 128 beds and that a man named Tom Golisano donated $20 million to fuel a fundraising campaign that transformed the dream of a regional childrens hospital into reality. Dr. Salman, a pediatric oncologist, knows the building, which opens on April 1, is the only childrens hospital between Tampa and Miami and that it is bursting with modern gizmos, astounding procedures and highly trained doctors, nurses and other professionals. He certainly knows this is the newest childrens hospital in America. Dr. Salman, the hospitals medical director, also knows the most important thing about the new structure on the campus of HealthPark Medical Center in south Fort Myers. The hospital is a building, Dr. Salman said. The people make the hospital. The people that visit it. The people that work in it every single day. Not the building. The most important part of a hospital is its people. Theyre the ones who are going to make it a great success and we are very grateful to every one who helped. For this space to make the lives of kids better. The childrens hospital opened in 1994 and has been in HealthPark ever since for kids such as 9-year-old Cali Russell, who was diagnosed with cancer when she was 3. Cali received treatment in the hospital when it was sharing space with adults in HealthPark. Cali loves theater and has appeared in productions of 01 Dalmatians and Schoolhouse Rock, Jr. The former cancer patient vividly recalls how Dr. Salman and other people at the hospital cared for her. They treated me like nothing bad is happening, said Cali, a fourth-grader at Christa McAuliffe Charter Elementary School in Cape Coral. They treated me like I was on vacation. But cancer is no vacation, as Cali, Dr. Salman and parents of sick children know. The new hospital building is finished but its what it was constructed for and why its staffed with doctors, nurses and other professionals who will make it a healing place for the most vulnerable among us. All that money and all the work going into designing and building such a medical marvel is about taking care of children such as Cali. Dr. Salman has been on staff of the childrens hospital since 1997. He knows very well what needs to be done to help children beat cancer so they can perform in 01 Dalmatians or go camping with Boy Scouts or trick or treating with siblings or simply curl up snug, safe and secure with mom and dad in their living room, watching SpongeBob SquarePants. His job duties include telling parents their little boy or girl has leukemia or other types of cancer. Decades of experience have given him the know-how and he was born with the compassion BY GLENN MILLERFlorida Weekly Correspondent COURTESY PHOTOThe childrens hospital opened in 1994 and has been in HealthPark ever since for kids such as 9-year-old Cali Russell, who was diagnosed with cancer when she was 3. Cali received treatment in the hospital when it was sharing space with adults in HealthPark. The hospital is a building. The people make the hospital. The people that visit it. The people that work in it every single da y. Not the building. The most important part of a hospital is its people. Theyre the ones who are going to make it a great success and we are very grateful to every one who helped. For this space to make the lives of kids better.Dr. Emad SalmanMAKINGTHELIVES OFKIDSBETTERGolisano Childrens Hospital grand opening was a long time in the making COURTESY PHOTOThe new Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida is a seven-story building that cost $244 million and has 128 beds.
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FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com MARCH 2017 7 needed to handle this delicate task. You talk about giving them treatment at the time they are most vulnerable, Dr. Salman said. They are almost completely helpless. Your child has cancer. I have to give them poisons because, if you think about it, no one in their right mind would take chemotherapy just because its fun. They take it because they have no choice. It is a poison that kills cells. Its good poison in this case. Im going to give your child poison. I want you to trust me. Youre asking a lot of them. So you start to build a relationship. If they didnt trust you at the beginning they sort of succumb to the lack of choices. The choices grow over time. So has the childrens hospital.The RelationshipsWhat is now the Golisano Childrens Hospital has been built on relationships. There is the relationship with Mr. Golisano. There are relationships with other generous people who helped raise the total to more than $100 million. There are relationships with patients and parents and hospital staff, from doctors to nurses to volunteers. They all had to come together to make this dream of a childrens hospital a reality. Dr. Salman may know that better than anybody. He recently sat in a HealthPark Medical Center conference room talking about Golisano Childrens Hospital, which stands tall and proud and gleaming on Bass Road, right next to HealthPark, a Lee County medical fixture since 1991. He talked about a 7-year-old patient fighting leukemia. The boy said, according to Dr. Salman, he didnt want presents for his birthday. Dr. Salman said the boy instead wanted people to donate to building Golisano Childrens Hospital. This is what the boy said, according to Dr. Salman: I dont need presents. Make donations to the hospital. That boy is alive today and has, in a sense, a stake in the new hospital. He has a sense of ownership, Dr. Salman said. That hospital is not owned by us. Were just its custodians. That hospital is owned by the people of Southwest Florida. They built it for their kids and for the future of this region. I believe that. Were just managing it. Lee Health CEO and president Jim Nathan can see Golisano Childrens Hospital from his office window and knows contributions large and small made it possible. Weve had children who donated Golisano Childrens Hospital grand opening>> When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 1 >> Where: Next to HealthPark Medical Center on Bass Road in south Fort Myers, 9981 S. HealthPark Dr. >> Who: The public is invited. COURTESY PHOTOIn September 2015, construction reached the highest point of the project and a topping off ceremony was held. Guests signed a wall on the top floor as part of the celebration. From the left, front row: Larry Antonucci, M.D., Lee Health chief operating officer; Jim Nathan, Lee Health president and CEO; (on ladders) Emad Salman, M.D., medical director, Golisano Childrens Hospital; Kathy Bridge-Liles, chief administrative officer, Golisano Childrens Hospital. SINCE 1975 WHERE THE EDUCATED CONSUMER DOES BUSINESS! Bonita Springs 239.333.2646 The Prado at Spring CreekFort Myers 239.939.5636 Across from Scanlon LexusNaples 239.465.3909Centennial Bank BuildingBY APPOINTMENT ONLY Visit Any of Our THREE Convenient Locations for Your Coin, Diamond, Jewelry & Collectible Needs! VISIT US ONLINE TO VIEW OUR UPCOMING AUCTIONS! w w w w w . c c om International Market Maker for R R e p p a i r r i n g & C u u s t o m i z i ng A ll Jewe lry & W a t t c h e s s a t t c h e s s All High-End Personal Property
8 MARCH 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY their piggy banks, Mr. Nathan said. Like Dr. Salman, he also understands this building is far more than a building. Its more than what Tampa architects Harvard Jolly, Inc. designed. Its more than all the work that went into its construction by New Jersey-based Skanska USA and Gates Construction of Bonita Springs. Its not about buildings, Mr. Nathan said recently in his office near Golisano Childrens Hospital. Its about people. But being able to handle a facility that can do the kinds of things that this facility will do has already helped us with recruiting, with retention and being able to have the space to do the kinds of programs that will do great things for the children and their families and keep people as close to home as possible. So I look at it through that lens as opposed to a shiny new building. And so thats already happening. Weve had great success at our recruitment efforts, and that recruitment has helped us not only just here with this facility it has helped us expand programs in Collier County and Charlotte County, because if you have only one or two pediatric sub-specialists its pretty hard for them to get away and spend a day or half a day going north or south. Such a new building helps attract and retain doctors, nurses and other professionals but Mr. Nathan knows the hospital is really about children such as Cali Russell. Her mom, Mindy Russell, knows that dreaded moment when a mom is told her child has cancer. It was absolutely the worst nightmare for any parent, Mrs. Russell said. But Mindy and her husband, Josh, adjusted to coping with their daughters cancer and treatment. It became the new normal, Mrs. Russell said. Cali received her treatment before the new building opens. The Russell family found something other than chemotherapy at the childrens hospital tucked snugly into HealthPark Medical Center. They became a second family, Mrs. Russell said of hospital staffers. Its been six years since Calis diagnosis. They treated my daughter like their own daughter, Mrs. Russell said. Mindy and Josh thought they might have to take Cali to a bigger city for care. Dr. Salman said, No, well take care of her, Mrs. Russell said. With the opening of the seven-story new building, more services and care will be provided but it will still be supervised by Dr. Salman. He is heaven on Earth, Mrs. Russell said of Dr. Salman. He treats your child like his own. Kids adore him. All the kids adore him. Golisano exists not merely as an edifice but a place to cure young people such as Jace Eddy, who as a child was twice diagnosed with leukemia. The initial diagnoses came when Ms. Eddy, ERIC RADDATZ PHOTOGRAPHYRed carpet at Tom Golisanos announcement of his $20 million challenge gift in 2012. www.MOVEFLA.com Call us today! 5607 8th St W, Lehigh Acres FL 33971 4505 30th Street West, Bradenton, Fl 34207 Modern Movers Congatulates Lee Health on the Gand Opening of the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida! Make the Right Move! Lee Healths Preferred Mover Largest Family Owned & Operated Moving Company In Southwest Florida Since 1981
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10 MARCH 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYnow 24, was in first grade. She was too young to realize what was happening. I couldnt comprehend why my mom was so tense, said Ms. Eddy, now a college graduate residing in Norfolk, Va. She went into remission but the cancer later returned and, as Ms. Eddy recalled, she was 12 or 13 when it struck again. The hospital saved Jace Eddy. Port Charlotte resident Jessica Bittner has made the 76-mile one-way trip from her home to the childrens hospital numerous times in recent years. She and her husband, Michael, adopted infant twins, Annika and Judah, who were born prematurely in the childrens hospital. Theyre about to turn 5 but have both struggled to grow into healthy and nearly full-sized tykes. Mrs. Bittner believes the children wouldnt be what they are now without the folks at Golisano. I will take any opportunity I can to praise Golisano and their staff, Mrs. Bittner said. The babies spent the first six months of their lives in the hospitals neonatal intensive care unit. It was a struggle for both babies, who were born when their mother was 24 weeks pregnant. Annika weighed one pound and 2 ounces at birth. Judah was one pound and four ounces. The staff at Golisano have saved my children countless times, Mrs. Bittner said. It was feared that Annika would never walk or talk. She is now, according to her mother, 43 inches tall and weighs 40 pounds. Shes an energetic little girl enrolled in pre-K. We call her dynamite in a dress, Mrs. Bittner said. Judah has battled respiratory problems but has still grown to 40 inches and weighs 41 pounds, one more than his twin sister. Judah is too fragile to go to school, Mrs. Bittner said. Hell be able to attend kindergarten in the fall. On a recent visit to HealthPark, Mrs. Bittner took Annika into a parking lot and they looked up at the new hospital building, the one where children will soon receive care. They plan to return, but hopefully not as a patient and worried mother. Well be there for the ribbon cutting, Mrs. Bittner said. Dr. Salman certainly plans to be there. Hes seen the childrens hospital sprout out of the ground and knows the care children receive now is far better than it was even in the second half of the 20th century. The expected life of a child with leukemia in the s and s was two months, Dr. Salman said. Now, he said, even factoring in the most horrific forms of leukemia, the survival rate is more than 85 percent. That means children such as Cali Russell and Jace Eddy can grow up, that their parents can see them flourish as girls and then young women. The work is done at Golisano Childrens Hospital, the latest development in Lee Healths 101-year history. The HistoryWHAT IS NOW LEE HEALTH STARTED in 1916 as a wooden two-story hospital at the corner of Victoria and Grand avenues in downtown Fort Myers. The city was little more than a cow town settlement clinging to the shores of the Caloosahatchee. The hospitals first operation was performed by surgeon Dr. Daniel McSwain, who arrived by train from Arcadia to perform an appendectomy and worked by the light of a kerosene lamp in a two-story building with four rooms for patients. The hospital at the time didnt have an obstetric delivery room or air conditioning. At that time, what are now Collier and Hendry counties did not exist. All that land was still part of Lee County. Although the tiny hospital didnt have a separate pediatrics department in its early years, babies were born there and sick and injured children needing care were treated. The first baby was born 100 years ago, in March of 1917. That baby and the ones born in the following few years lived in a place vastly different than the Southwest Florida of 2017. The Tamiami Trail connecting Fort Myers to Tampa and Miami was still more than a decade away from becoming reality when the first hospital opened. Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres did not exist. A causeway connecting Sanibel Island to the mainland wouldnt be built until 1963. But there are parallels between the first hospital building and Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Both took years of planning and fundraising. Although the first hospital opened in 1916, dreaming, planning and fundraising began in 1912. Just like their counterparts a century later, those who wanted to build a first-rate hospital in the early 20th century had to work, raise money, plan and cooperate. They did it without the communications and transportation now available. When the health system started, there wasnt radio or television, let alone cell phones and the Internet. In 1910, two years before work began, Lee Countys population was 6,294. 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FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com MARCH 2017 11 700,000 and Lee Health employs more than 12,000 people, roughly double the countys population in 1910. Those few and hearty early residents of Lee County persevered, finding ways to raise money to build what now seems so quaint a two-story, wooden hospital with four rooms. Lee Healths Nathan clearly sees a parallel between what happened early in the 20th century and what had happened in recent years in the 21st century to make Golisano Childrens Hospital a reality. They didnt give up, Mr. Nathan said of the early hospital backers. And more recently, when people thought we could not sustain a major capital campaign to raise $100 million for the new Golisano Childrens Hospital, we did not give up. Thats been a hallmark of the health system for 100 years. It has responded to a growing population at every step of the way. In 1943, Lee Memorial moved to a new $200,000 hospital on Cleveland Avenue. Lee County was growing and needed something bigger and better. That new hospital building included a four-bed pediatric unit on the first floor. Population growth soon demanded something yet bigger and that hospital was expanded in 1956 with a project that cost $500,000. Lee County continued to grow and the hospital grew with it. A new, $5.5 million hospital building opened in 1968 on Cleveland Avenue and the new building included a pediatric unit. The county continued to grow and demand for all sorts of medical services grew along with it. That 1968 hospital wouldnt be enough as the county continued growing and more children were being born or were moving here with their parents. Frenetic population growth outpaced everything in Southwest Florida, from roads to schools to airports to hospitals. Hospitals were built in Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres. Pediatric services expanded in 1983 with a neonatal intensive care nursery for critically ill newborns and in 1984 when Lee Memorial became a statedesignated Level III neonatal intensive In 1910, two years before work began, Lee Countys population was 6,294. The countys population is now more than 700,000 and Lee Health employs more than 12,000 people, roughly double the countys population in 1910. Contact us today!239-225-1516www.nexxagroup.com12734 Kenwood Lane, Suite 87 Fort Myers, FL 33907 We are experts in creating custom data solutions for our clients by incorporating data processing with our real-time access to thousands of data resources.Experience the NEXXA Difference Customer Engagement Database Integrity & Compliance New MoversOur New Mover database is perfect for companies looking to expand their client base locally and nationally. We help our clients build better products and services by helping them better understand their customers. Today, it is even more important to keep up with your database and its accuracy. We can help! WE SUPPORT... GOLISANO CHILDRENS HOSPITAL COURTESY IMAGESLee Memorial Health System opens a fourbed pediatric ward on the first floor of Lee Memorial Hospital in 1940s. At left, a nurse in Childrens Ward in 1969 at Lee Memorial Hospital. We are incredibly grateful for the enthusiasm and generosity by our trustees, sponsors, dinner hosts, chefs, vintners and volunteers. 100% of contributions made during the two-day event support Golisano Childrens Hospital, Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida SouthWestern State College. We are especially appreciative for the many champions for children who raised $1 MILLION for this years Fund-A-Cause for mental and behavioral health.SWFL CHILDRENS CHARITIES, INC. IS A 501(C)(3) TAX-EXEMPT ORGANIZATION. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7252) TOLL FREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. FEIN: 26-2302491/FL REG: CH 35035 239.433.4260 | swflwinefest.org Title Sponsor Creighton Construction & Development Home-Tech Siesta Pebble The Susan Owens Team of Amerivest Realty Debbie Toler & Christin CollinsTRUSTEES & EVENT COCHAIRS
12 MARCH 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY care unit. That unit was in the 608-bed Cleveland Avenue location; Lee Memorials only location at the time. In 1991, a new medical era in Southwest Florida dawned with the opening of HealthPark Medical Center, a $56-million facility on 402 acres. It took three years to build. Of HealthParks 220 beds, 75 were devoted to pediatrics and in 1994 what was a pediatrics ward had evolved into The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. It eventually, of course, became the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. In 1996, Cape Coral Hospital joined what was then called Lee Memorial. Now moving into its second century, the system has adapted and continues adapting to the needs of a flourishing community. Its had to adapt to not only startlingly fast population growth, but also astounding medical advances. By 2000, Lee Countys population was up to 441,000. Its grown another 160,000 or so since then. In 2006, Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center and Gulf Coast Hospital were merged into the Lee Memorial Health System. Even into the late 20th century, Southwest Florida babies and children with serious health issues couldnt always be helped close to home. Sometimes they went to Johns Hopkins All Childrens Hospital in St. Petersburg or similar hospitals in other far away and larger cities such as Tampa and Miami. It was a real struggle for entire families to have to travel and be away from home if there were complex medical issues and the child was whisked off to Tampa or Miami, Dr. Larry Antonucci, Lee Healths chief operating officer, said in 2014. Dr. Antonucci practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Southwest Florida for more than 25 years. We simply didnt provide specialty services at the time, Dr. Antonucci said three years ago. The New EraON APRIL 1, 1997, 20 YEARS TO THE day before this years Golisano grand opening, a hematology/ oncology program began at the hospital. That was the year Dr. Salman joined the hospital. Lee Memorial administrators werent satisfied with that new program, significant though it was. More services were needed. More money was needed to get the services and staff. The community responded. Barbaras Friends was established in 1999. Frank Haskell started Barbaras Friends in honor of his daughter, Barbara, who died from breast cancer. Barbaras Friends has been a major financial supporter of the Golisano Childrens Hospital Cancer Fund. Funds came from other sources as well. In 2005, the Chrissy Brown Inpatient Hematology/Oncology Unit opened. The Chrissy Brown in the name was the daughter of Dr. Steve and Lena Brown. Ms. Brown, a social worker, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 26 and died seven years later. Every step along the way has brought more units and more care and more staff. But more was needed. Always. More people living in Southwest Florida meant more children and, inevitably, more sick children in need of first-rate care. What was needed for the county and regions children has grown significantly this century, along with the other changes. Kathy Bridge-Liles is the chief administrative officer for the Golisano Childrens Hospital. She knows all about Lee Healths long journey, maybe not all the way back to the first planning meetings in 1912 and the hospital opening in 1916, or the first operation an appendectomy on Sam Thompson, 39, on Oct. 3, 1916 and the birth of the first baby, James Fielder Allred, on March 3, 1917. She sat in a conference room in HealthPark several weeks ago discuss-COURTESY PHOTOBarbaras Friends was established in 1999. Frank and Betty Haskell started Barbaras Friends in honor of their daughter, who died from breast cancer. Fort Myers Reections Pkwy. @ Cypress Lake Gulf Coast Landings Alico Road and Ben Hill Grifn Sarasota 5231 University Pkwy. @ Honore Port Charlotte US Hwy. 41 & 776 Cape Coral Santa Barbara near Veterans Naples Immokalee near Airport Serving Satisfaction Since 1976Proud supporter of kids and the Golisano Childrens Hospital!jasonsdeli.com Your Local Real Estate Experts Since 1975 www.jnarealestate.com Congratulations on the Grand Opening of Golisano Childrens Hospital.Sanibel 1149 Periwinkle Way Sanibel, Florida 33957 239.472.0176 Captiva 11509 Andy Rose Lane Captiva, Florida 33924 239.472.1395
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14 MARCH 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY ing the journey from somewhat humble origins to the April 1 grand opening of Golisano Childrens Hospital. This has been a dream of mine for at least 20 years, Ms. Bridge-Liles said. The chief administrative officer recalls that before the childrens hospital opened in 1994 and even before HealthPark opened there was something in the Cleveland Avenue hospital she described as a tiny, little pediatric unit. Ms. Bridge-Liles has a big job with the childrens hospital, which is not now tiny or little or a just a unit. At the end of the day I have ultimate responsibility for everything related to childrens care in the community, Ms. Bridge-Liles said. So strategy, meaning all the things you do in strategic development, knowing your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities. Knowing the needs of the community, determining how we best meet the needs of the community. The planning details were essentially endless. How much space are you going to need and how many beds and how many patients, Ms. Bridge-Liles said. Details, details, details. Ms. BridgeLiles estimated there were about 18 months of design meetings. A lot of meetings. We had 507 design meetings, Ms. Bridge-Liles said. I wrote that down. Its just amazing 185 different people. Physicians. Families. Kids. We asked them things like what is challenging for you? Ms. Bridge-Liles and other planners heard from parents with specific requests. Some parents spend weeks at a time at the hospital with sick children and Ms. Bridge-Liles said parents told her they needed a place to do laundry. The parents didnt want to leave their children to rush home to take care of laundry that piled up while they stayed in the hospital with their kids. I would see them with trash bags full of their laundry so they said if only we could have a laundry, Ms. Bridge-Liles said. That wasnt the only parent request. They wanted like a business center in a hotel where you could get on the computer or make a conference call not in your childs room, Ms. BridgeLiles said. So we have what we call a resource center. Even more important was the design of a neo-natal intensive care unit. Weve built 64 single-bed rooms (neonatal care intensive unit) with 64 single rooms with sleeping facilities for the parents, Ms. Bridge-Liles said. Thats a difference from the old neonatal intensive care facility. Such a difference for the families, Ms. Bridge-Liles said. We encourage. We dont just allow it. We encourage families to stay. The child gets better faster when we have questions about what they like or dont like for a 3-year-old. People leave a 3-year-old here sometimes so its very difficult to care for them and give them the care COURTESY PHOTOSWFL Childrens Charities celebrate, with the community, making the $100 million goal that makes Golisano Childrens Hospital p ossible. Associates in Medicine & Surgery A ccepting New Patient cceptgeate www.aimsfl.com (239) 481-7000 17 Locations in SW Florida 7 7 Fort Myers F y Cape Coral C p Lehigh Acres L g Estero E Bonita B Port Charlotte P LaBelle L Naples -Flat Feet -Bunions -Hammertoes -Sports Injuries -Ingrown Toenails -Skin Cancer -Warts -Heel Pain -Tendonitis -Sprains -Fractures -Athletes Foot Foot Ankle and Leg Care For Your Entire Family We Treat Children of All Ages 239-415-0029 to Register! 6360 Presidential Court, Suite 5B Fort Myers, FL 33919www.LearningInMotionTutoring.com Cammie McKenzie M Ed, MBA CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS AND SENIORS!!!BE PREPARED FOR THE NEXT SAT AND ACT TESTS!CONGRATULATIONS GOLISANO!
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16 MARCH 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY that they need, the toy that they want so that we have the design meetings. The planning included putting the emergency department on the second floor. You cannot build an emergency department on the first floor, Ms. Bridge-Liles said. Why? Flood surge, Ms. Bridge-Liles said. Makes sense, right? Its cut and dry, so to speak. We said to the architects, Were not recommending anything, Ms. BridgeLiles said of the emergency rooms location. You cannot build on the first floor. Well, that brought new challenges. You want the ambulance to come right up. You dont want anybody to have to take an elevator. So it changed our entire way of thinking. So we have a ramp that comes up and goes to the (emergency department) and the parking for the (emergency department) is right there. So once you go up the ramp its like youre on the first floor. No waiting for an elevator means emergency department visits bring sick or injured children right to the doctors and nurses. So theres no seconds lost when seconds count, Ms. Bridge-Liles said. When seconds count we have to make sure we can provide the emergency care that is needed. Ms. Bridge-Liles and others involved in planning did more than listen. They traveled on field trips to other childrens hospitals around the country. We learned things from everybody, Ms. Bridge-Liles said. She visited childrens hospitals in, for example, Cincinnati and Rochester. The childrens hospital in Rochester is also named Golisano in honor of Mr. Golisano, who donated $20 million in 2011 to build that hospital in upstate New York. The details covered in designing and planning this Golisano Childrens Hospital can appear seemingly endless. The hospital planners tried looking at their task through the eyes of patients. What does that mean? Ms. BridgeLiles asked. It really means thinking about things in a way that you dont when youre a caregiver. What is it like being a child in a hospital? What would it feel like if someone came into the room and put supplies in there and emptied the trash at 4 oclock in the morning? Ms. Bridge-Liles said. And all those things. So we did a lot of family-centered design in the room. Steps for the kids so they can reach the sink. And a TV for the parents because when I worked in the unit, cartoons were on all day and the parents would go crazy. Now we have two TVs. One for the kids and then a curtain so at nighttime and the light doesnt wake the child. So they (parents) pull the curtains, put the headphones on and they can watch the news. That really supports the family being there which at the end of the day supports the child getting better. Before the Golisano building was completed, Lee Memorial Health System changed its name to Lee Health last year. But the mission remains the same, whether it was Dr. McSwain operating on a 39-year-old mans appendix in 1916 or Dr. Emad Salman telling parents today, tomorrow or next week that their little boy or girl has leukemia. Ground was broken for the Golisano Childrens Hospital on April 29, 2014. It took a little less than three years to get from groundbreaking to grand opening. Mr. Nathan has a now sun-faded architectural rendering of the childrens hospital in his office. I would hold it up and pretend I could actually see it, Mr. Nathan said, remembering how he looked at the rendering. Now he doesnt have to pretend. He can see the hospital from his office.VANESSA ROGERS / THE GIFT COURTESY PHOTOJim Nathan and Tom Golisano at the announcement of his $20 million challenge gift in 2012. Best Selection of Oce Furniture! Flooring Come In and Visit Our Showroom! FL CONGRATULATIONS ON THE NEW CHILDRENS HOSPITAL Proud to provide Window Tinting Solutions to Southwest Florida for 45 years and countingResidential Commercial AutomotiveFORT MYERS 239-489-0092 NAPLES 239-597-4131 BONITA SPRINGS 239-992-1113 SARASOTA 941-366-5522 CAPE CORAL 239-542-1125 VENICE 941-356-1112 Suntamers, Inc. is a family-owned and operated business; the oldest window lming company in the state of Florida. Therefore, we have a de nitive edge in experience and know-how that can only be learned over time. 866.367.4400www.johnsonengineering.com Congratulations on opening the Golisano Childrens Hospital of SWFL. We are proud to have been a part of the team! C o o h C G olisan We are proud to W SURVEYING AND MAPPING | LAND DEVELOPMENT | WATER RESOURCES | UTILITIES ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING | PLANNING | LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE | TRANSPORTATION CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING & INSPECTION | GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS GIS
18 MARCH 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY 1988The first and only child-life specialist between Tampa and Miami joins the team I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 1940 1968 1983 1990 1994 1999 1940sLee Memorial System opens a four-bed pediatric ward on the first floor of Lee Memorial Hospital1968Dedicated pediatric unit opens in the new patient tower at Lee Memorial Hospital1983Pediatric services expand with the opening of a neonatal intensive care nursery for critically ill newborns Lee Memorial takes a leadership role in the countys Improved Pregnancy Outcome Program to ensure all pregnant women access to good prenatal care1984Lee Memorial becomes a state-designated Level III neonatal intensive care unit 1985Pediatric progressive care unit opens for critically ill children; hospital officials begin planning to become a childrens hospital1990Pediatric cardiologist/intensivist and a pediatric otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat physician) join the medical staff and begin practicing full time in Lee County. Prior to this, specialists from Tampa and Miami would come to Fort Myers periodically to treat Southwest Floridas children1991HealthPark Medical Center opens; the hospital includes a pediatric intensive care unit and pediatric progressive care unit for critically ill children; other services include pediatric outpatient oncology, orthopedic surgery and gastroenterology services. Construction begins on the Ronald McDonald House. Planning begins to create a childrens hospital within a hospital at HealthPark Medical Center. Pediatric areas are specifically designed and decorated for children and created with children and families in mind1994The Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida officially opens. By the end of the year almost 30 area pediatricians utilize the hospital for care of their patients. An additional 20 specialists are available to treat patients in the areas of gastroenterology, cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, pulmonology, radiology, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat physician) and neonatology. The Childrens Hospital partners with the Nemours Foundation to acquire the pediatric specialists Child care center opens 1995Regional perinatal van with ultrasound equipment for highrisk moms and babies in five-county area debuts1996Seed money from the Boston Red Sox Celebrity Classic funds state-of theart Childrens Rehabilitation Center and Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care1997Health Education Center Scholarship is started Hematology/ oncology program started1998Auxiliaries donate funds for a pediatric/neonatal ambulance that serves a five-county area1999The Barbaras Frie n Hematology/Oncology established by Frank a Haskell, who lost thei r to cancer and wanted a difference. Through Barbaras Friends gre w donations from the B o Childrens Hospital Ce Construction begin s Ideas for Kids gift sh o Medical Center 2 fi b p e t r fi b r e
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com MARCH 2017 19 Golisano Childrens Hospital now accepts more than 5,000 inpatient admissions, 67,000 outpatient visits and 25,000 emergency department visits each year. It also provides 1,200 inpatient surgeries and 4,000 outpatient surgeries each year. Today, we have 70 specialists representing 14 pediatric specialties. *Purchases made with funds raised by Lee Memorial Health System Auxiliaries I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 2000 2004 2015 2005 2016 2008 2017 2010 2014 n ds Center was a nd Betty r daughter to make the years, w thanks to o ston Red Sox lebrity Classic s on the Bright o p at HealthPark 2 000 Hospital acquires b er optic intubation e diatric scope for r eatment of cystic b rosis and other e spiratory diseases2001*The pediatric emergency department was added to provide specialized, age-appropriate emergency services Nemours leaves Fort Myers to consolidate their services in the Orlando area. Lee Memorial Health System forms Doctors for Kids (D4K) to raise money to fund physicians and keep childrens services and programs2004*Yawkey Counseling Center opens, providing psychological support and neuropsychological testing for patients2005The Chrissy Brown Inpatient Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Unit opens. Named in memory of Dr. Steve and Lena Browns daughter Chrissy, who lost her battle with cancer, the unit took shape as a result of a special fund raising project spearheaded by the Browns and greatly enhanced the level of care available to young cancer patients.2006*Radical Randy and His Inflatable Airways, a pediatric asthma education program, helps children learn about better breathing Pediatric hospitalist programs begin2007*Two vein viewers are purchased for the pediatric intensive care unit. Light monitor helps transport pediatric patients from HealthPark Medical Center to the operating room.2008The Boston Red Sox Childrens Hospital Celebrity Classic raises more than $663,000 to help build a six-bed expansion to the hospital named the Shelley and Jack Blais Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, which expanded the NICU to 48 beds. A five-bed pediatric observation area also opens to hold patients while they are waiting for an inpatient bed.2010The Mom/Baby Unit/OB Special Care expands to 43 beds2012B. Thomas Golisano issues a $20 million dollar-for-dollar grant challenge to the Southwest Florida community. Golisano and members of the community reach their goal in 2013.2013Childrens Hospital renamed to Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida2016Dec. 8: Golisano Childrens Hospital as well as Cape Coral Hospital named Top Hospitals by The Leapfrog Group. Only 115 hospitals in the nation and 11 in Florida were so honored.2014Ground breaks and construction begins on the new Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida.2015Feb. 2: Golisano Childrens Hospital and Miamis Childrens Hospital announced a collaboration to build an urgent care and ambulatory care center in Collier County.2017April 1, 2017: Grand opening. COURTESY TIMELINE
20 MARCH 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYThe DreamTHE HOSPITAL IS A DREAM BUT IT couldnt be conceived, planned, designed, and built in some dream-like trance. There is an old saying in making movies or writing novels that the devil is in the details. The Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida wasnt thrown up in a willy-nilly haze or a lastminute rush. The details were discussed and planned with care. We had work groups, Ms. BridgeLiles said. We brought stakeholders from everywhere to really identify what the needs were. We felt like we had a pretty good idea of what the needs of the region were. We didnt want to assume that we knew everything and so we developed a strategic plan for the next five years moving forward. The dream goes back more than five years, a lot more. Weve been talking about needing a childrens hospital for I want to say almost 20 years, Ms. Bridge-Liles said. So when we moved here (HealthPark) I was a nurse then in the pediatric unit. The need for something more than a pediatric unit was clear. The community was growing. More young families were moving into the area. What was then Lee Memorial adapted and accommodated as much as it could. We kept expanding and expanding and adding more beds until we got to 98, Ms. Bridge-Liles said. Actually, 48 of those beds are neo-natal intensive care beds. Then we had to start sending kids away. We would say there was no room at the inn. The communitys healthcare needs were and are vast. There were needs for adult cardiology beds, Ms. Bridge-Liles said. There were needs for orthopedic beds. So we managed to get by I guess for about 10 years. These dates Im not sure of.The demands were intense. We were continuing to steal from the adult portions of the HealthPark Medical Center as the childrens services were growing, Mr. Nathan said. And as a result was extremely fragmented so you have certain services on the first floor, the second floor, the third floor, the fourth floor. There was nothing really contiguous and it was inefficient for the physicians and its just not the best care, plus it was taking up really necessary emergency and in-patient space. The trend was clear a standalone childrens hospital was needed. Id say about eight years ago we started really serious discussions, Ms. Bridge-Liles said. We needed a childrens hospital and then what we realized is that it would not only be a hospital for children it would not only be a benefit for children it will benefit the adult population because it would decompress the emergency department and it would free up beds for adults so they wouldnt have to wait. So it was a win-win. When the move is made in April into the new facility, long-time employees such as Dr. Salman may think theyre in a dream. He vividly recalls how things were when he started at The Childrens Hospital in 1997. I started in an office that was about 1,200 square feet, Dr. Salman said. It was downstairs on the first floor. Very small office. Two exam rooms. One office and a front office. We had about three people. And within the first few months we realized there is a greater demand and, in the space we have, the services had to be expanded. So we went to the community to raise funds to build the Barbaras Friends clinic and we opened that in 1999. Numerous people in addition to architects, builders, doctors and top administrators helped create the hospital. It was not just one person, Dr. Salman said. We involved the whole team. By the team, I mean everybody including patients, including parents. Because we dont know what they want. We think we do. We have no idea that the person on the receiving end. when you talk to a patient and tell them the diagnosis. We have no idea how they feel. So their input was just as critical as ours. We can design the medical side of it. We can do all the medicine and clinical stuff well. Most of the time were not necessarily doing medical stuff. Theres a lot of life going on so we had to make life tolerable and pleasant, so as you go through the new building, the Golisano Childrens Hospital, youll see a lot of things that are so patient and family centered. Its not about us and has never been about us and should have never been about us. Its about them. By them, of course, Dr. Salman means the children, the sick children who have been entrusted to his care and the care of doctors, nurses and other professionals at the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. The details are seemingly endless, from an outdoor garden, to an indoor classroom. It is, indeed, about more than operations and shots and medicine. The garden is therapeutic, Dr. Salman said. Its a fun place. Play rooms on every floor. Why? Children play. Grown-ups play if theyre allowed to. The garden exists because of Naples resident Janet Cohen, who kicked in $3 million so the childrens hospital would have a garden. And not just any garden. It will feature places to sit and places to play, a butterfly ga rden and an herb garden. The Golisano staff also includes music therapists and a schoolteacher for patients. So they can keep up with their schoolwork, Dr. Salman said. Treating the total child also means pet therapy. Were trying to mimic daily life as much as possible, Dr. Salman said. We cant forget there is still an illness and we have to take care of that, but we dont want to make that the focus of their life. We want to make that a nuisance as much as possible and then there is life. Dr. Salman said he and the staff treat each child as part of their own families. We get to know the families, Dr. Salman said. Which is why we celebrate every moment just like we would at home. When we celebrate their birthdays we dont forget their sisters and brothers, either. Because we dont want them to feel left out. So we have gifts for their siblings. In fact I tell a story where one (sibling) said I wish I had cancer. The sister said I wish I had cancer. Why? Because my sister is getting all the attention and all the gifts. So we want to make sure no one ever wishes to get cancer. The dream is about more than Lee County. The hospital is for children throughout Southwest Florida, hence the second part of its name Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. To make the dream of extensive healthcare for children widely available without traveling out of town, a partnership was announced last year with Miami Childrens Hospital. The two hospitals plan to build a 17,000-square foot urgent care and ambulatory care center in Collier County devoted entirely to pediatrics.VANESSA ROGERS PHOTOGRAPHY/ THE GIFTSupporters listened under bright lights in 2012 as Tom Golisano announced his $20 million challenge gift. Weve been talking about needing a childrens hospital for I want to say almost 20 years ... So when we moved here (HealthPark) I was a nurse then in the pediatric unit. Kathy Bridge-Liles
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24 MARCH 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY The MoneyDREAMS AND NEEDS ARE TWO things. Turning them into reality is something else, something that requires a very basic ingredient money. Thats the case whether a couple dreams of opening a mom-and-pop sandwich shop on U.S. 41 or a health system wants to build a seven-story hospital to save the lives of children. Both require cash. A state-of-art childrens hospital needs a great deal of money. The goal was to raise $100 million in private donations. A fifth of that total ($20 million) came from philanthropist Thomas Golisano. But he did attach a string to his donation. Private donors had to match that total in two years. It worked. The community responded. Mr. Golisano challenged Southwest Florida. When I announced my commitment in 2012, I hoped that it would leverage support from everyone in the community, that it would motivate everyone to contribute in a meaningful way to this important endeavor, Mr. Golisano said. At the groundbreaking ceremony attended by several hundred people, Mr. Golisano added, And certainly you all did. Mr. Golisano has said that giving away money is the right thing to do. Southwest Florida responded swiftly and in a big way to Mr. Golisanos fundraising challenge. By the fall of 2013, $64.9 million had been raised from 3,793 donors. That was nearly two-thirds of the way toward the $100 million goal. Mr. Nathan didnt think things would go so well after he first met with Mr. Golisano. That very first meeting that I had with him I was sure (it was) going to be the last, Mr. Nathan said. Why did Mr. Nathan think that? Well, he asked me a question and I answered it with more information than he asked me, and he jumped all over me, Mr. Nathan said. He said, I didnt ask you that. And I thought, golly, am I on trial here? Mr. Golisano, a co-founder of Paychex, is nobodys fool. He came across as pretty formidable, Mr. Nathan said. Mr. Nathan added that Mr. Golisano then did due diligence. It took a while. Were talking about months and months and figured, what the heck, it was a nice effort, Mr. Nathan said. And then one day he called and said hed like to go for a tour. A tour was scheduled of HealthPark and the Childrens Hospital and the philanthropist met with Mr. Nathan and other hospital officials, including Sharon MacDonald, then head of the Lee Memorial Health System Foundation. We went to a conference room, Mr. Nathan said. He asked Sharon what she thought she wanted and she said for naming rights somewhere in the $25 million range. And he said, Well, how much time do I have. Mr. Nathan said the timetable called for five years. And he said, wouldnt you accept it over seven years? Mr. Nathan said. Then came another waiting period. We didnt hear from him a long time again, Mr. Nathan said. And then one day he called and said he wanted to come back. So this is No. 3. He didnt need a tour. He wanted to ask a bunch of questions. Another meeting was held in a HealthPark conference room where the philanthropist would ask hospital officials questions. Mr. Nathan knew from experience how to respond to Mr. Golisano. I said answer his questions, Mr. Nathan told staff Not more than he asks. But be honest. Be completely honest. He asked some really tough questions. Then as Mr. Nathan recalls. Mr. Golisano went out into a hall. He came back in the room with more questions. Then he looked at Sharon and said, so what if we do $20 million and well give you the first 10 when you raise 10, Mr. Nathan said. Mr. Golisano told the hospital officials they had to do the entire match within two years. Lee Health agreed. How did the formidable Mr. Golisano COURTESY RENDERINGBesides the childrens hospitals ammenities, the staff boasts more than 400 pediatric nurses, respiratory therapists and others trained specifically to take care of children. We are proud to support Golisano Childrens Hospital.Great health care facilities give clinical teams the spaces to provide the very best health care and patients the environments they need to heal. Skanska Gates is proud to be a part of the team delivering the Golisano Childrens Hospital, the new standard of health care for children in Southwest Florida.
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com MARCH 2017 25 respond to Mrs. McDonald? He said youre not going to negotiate with me? Mr. Nathan said. She said no. And he looked at me and that was it. Although Mr. Golisanos name is on the hospital and it may not have been built without his donation, others donated before him. Others donated after him. He didnt need to be the first dollar in and he didnt need to be the one to put it over the top, Mr. Nathan said. But he did need to know the community and this organization were committed and we were going to make it happen. So without those early donors, without the community support and commitment, without the integrity of the organization and the research that he did around us administratively, financially and the community itself he would have never made the contribution. Mr. Nathan emphasized to other donors their critical role in not only fund-raising but in convincing Mr. Golisano to make his donation. I kept telling them that and it made them feel a lot better, Mr. Nathan said. It wouldnt have happened. It simply wouldnt have happened. The Money GrowsTHE MONEY POURED IN FROM NUMErous sources. The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest ponied up $10 million. Sanibel-Captiva Cares donated $10 million. So just from those two organizations, Mr. Golisanos total was matched. The money continued flowing in. Lee Healthcare Resources donated $5 million The Anderson Family Foundation donated more than $1 million. Chicos FAS and local businessman Jim Doyle each contributed $1 million. But the big financial impetus was, of course, the $20 million from Mr. Golisano. Dr. Salman attended a key meeting when the figure was discussed. He recalls Jim Nathan and Kathy BridgeLiles also attended the meeting. He sat down and talked and he said he would get back to us, Dr. Salman said. I think it was a period of about six months or so maybe. I want to come back. OK, he came back. We talked again and we sat down over next door in the oncology department conference room, the same conference room where we bring families to talk about cancer in the child. They talked about naming the hospital. They proposed $25 million for the rights. Mr. Golisano came back and said., What about $20 million? Dr. Salman said Of course we were ecstatic. We had raised about $20 million at the time and then he challenged us. Youll get the $20 million if you raise $20 million. After the first 10 (million) Ill give you the first payment. Ms. Bridge-Liles recalls a lunch at the hospital that Mr. Golisano attended with a few high-ranking officials. He asked several questions and then, as Ms. Bridge-Liles recalls, left the room. He came back in and he said OK, Im going to give you $20 million, Ms. Bridge-Liles said. It was really quiet for about 10 seconds. Nobody said anything. Nobody could even speak and I literally had tears, literally started to tear up because I knew with that statement that there would be a childrens hospital. Mr. Golisano, though, wasnt done. And he said, Im going to make it a matching grant, Ms. Bridge-Liles said. And I want the community to match it. The community responded. Before we knew it we were at $50 million, Ms. Bridge-Liles said.CHRIS KOVAZ / THE GIFT COURTESY PHOTOChildren pose in front of the new hospital in the summer of 2015. Fast facts>> Size: Seven stories and nearly 300,000 square feet. >> Beds: Opening with 128 beds and the ability to expand to 160. >> Money: Philanthropist Thomas Golisano donated $20 million. >> More money: Other benefactors donated more than $80 million. >> Architects: Harvard Jolly, Inc. Contact us to learn more about LINX. Domingo E. 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FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com MARCH 2017 27 It was a lunch that changed everything. We walked out of there and said, Were building a childrens hospital, Ms. Bridge-Liles said. It was really like a miracle. The fundraising entered warp drive. At the time it felt like it was a challenge, Dr. Salman said. But in retrospect I think that was the catalyst. He put a little bit of a challenge out to everybody. So every dollar is matched by him and that pushed us to over $60 million over a year and a half. Dr. Salman pointed out that the money to build a childrens hospital in Southwest Florida came from Southwest Florida. Its a great statement that the people of this region saw that we need services for children, our children, Dr. Salman said. Our children should not be leaving this area and going to Miami or Tampa or St. Pete for care. Are we saying that every child will be taken care of here? No. I have to be realistic. Some kids we wont be able to take care of here. If we can take care of 90 percent of them I think we did a great job. Dr. Salman loves living in Southwest Florida for its combination of culture and nature and its people. You can still have city life but you can retreat and still have a small town, Dr. Salman said. Its not crazy. Its not a concrete jungle yet and I hope it never COURTESY PHOTOGround was broken for the Golisano Childrens Hospital on April 29, 2014. She came to me one day with what I thought was great brilliance ... She said were going to do this with many small campaigns rather if we went out and told everybody were out to raise $100 million they would have been sure we were crazy. Jim Nathan credits former foundation head Sharon MacDonald with creating a fundraising blueprint that made the drive toward $100 million more manageable www.workscapes.comMiami Fort Myers Fort Lauderdale West Palm Beach Orlando Tampa Jacksonville 239.278.5588 Congratulations on the Grand Opening of Golisano Childrens Hospital. The families, doctors and community members who contributed to the design of the beautiful, healing facility are truly inspirational.AeronThe Remasteredhealth postitive support 6 6 5 Year Proud Sponsor of the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida
28 MARCH 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY becomes that. He wants to make it even better, especially for sick children. We live in paradise, Dr. Salman said. We want to keep our children in paradise. Jim Nathan credits former foundation head Sharon MacDonald with creating a fundraising blueprint that made the whole drive toward collecting $100 million more manageable. She came to me one day with what I thought was great brilliance, Mr. Nathan said. She said were going to do this with many small campaigns rather if we went out and told everybody were out to raise $100 million they would have been sure we were crazy. Ive also told people weve had the conversation because a lot of organizations hire a consultant to come in and do a feasibility study on whether they could raise the kind of money that theyre after at the YMCA or whatever. We decided not to pay a consultant to tell us we couldnt do it. That was what we were certain of. Going around the community and asking do you think they can raise $100 million for the childrens hospital? They would have said youre crazy. Mr. Nathan compared what Ms. MacDonald and the foundation did to writing something very long and complicated. So you take big and you make it small, Mr. Nathan said. How youre going to lay it out. Basically an outline and whats what Sharon did. She said were going to have a lot of mini-campaigns. Raising $100 million wouldnt happen in one day. It would take time and planning and donations from thousands of people. So we built a campaign around that concept, Mr. Nathan said. We had some long-term relationships already in existence. They have been so helpful to the Childrens Hospital. The CEO/president cited Barbaras Friends and Sanibel-Captiva Cares as examples. Both of those organizations stepped up to the plate and said that over the next few years they could raise $10 million. Each of them. So that was a great start. Barbaras Friends raised $20 million in 20 years, according to Dr. Salman. That money has been vital in improving care and services. They pay for equipment, Dr. Salman said. They pay for bricks and mortar. They help when families cannot pay. The funds are not limitless. But we help as much as we can. Our plan is to take care of families to make their life better. We used to say they have enough on their plate. Our job is not to put more on their plate. The Barbara behind Barbaras Friends was the youngest daughter of Fort Myers residents Frank and Betty Haskell. Following her death at 36 from breast cancer in 1994, after a four-year struggle, they hoped to raise $100,000 in her memory. They started the fund in 1995 and 20 years later in 2015, the charity has raised $15.5 million for the Childrens Hospital Cancer Fund. In 2015, Mr. Haskell told Florida Weekly I promise you Ill never stop raising money for kids. The fifth floor of the Golisano building will be named the Barbaras Friends Pediatric Oncology Center. As with the overall fundraising campaign, Barbaras Friends was fueled by donations both vast and tiny. Former Boston Red Sox owner John Harrington donated $1 million and a woman in her 90s chipped in with $2.50. Now, the total is $21 million raised from more than 10,000 donors. Mr. Haskell pointed out that 00 percent of funds have been used to provide care and family financial assistance for Southwest Florida children battling cancer and hematology blood illnesses, and provided funds for five Childrens Hospital Oncology/Hematology facilities including $11.5 million for the new Golisano Childrens Hospital. The Red Sox have held a charity golf tournament benefitting the hospital since they began training in Fort Myers in 1993. Mr. Haskell said those tournaments, held every February, have raised more than $12 million. Through it all and through the more than two decades since his daughter MICHAEL OWEN/ THE GIFT COURTESY PHOTOThe focus at the Childrens Hospital has always been the kids. Home-cooked eggs, omelets, benedicts, pancakes, waffles, scrapple, homemade soups, fresh salads, sandwiches, Angus burgers, chili, Taylor pork roll, sausage gravy, creamed chipped beef, home-cooked roast beef & turkey, and Real Philly Cheesesteaks. Best Homemade Food In Bonita! P: 239.948.4123 Old 41 & Bernwood Parkway BONITAS BEST 9 YEARS RUNNING!OPEN DAILY 7AM TO 3PMBeer, Wine, & Mimosas PROUD SUPPORTER OF KIDS & THE GOLISANO CHILDRENS HOSPITAL OF SWFL 2 20 20 1 11 -2 2 01 01 6 6 2014 AND 2015 RECIPIENTS OF THE PATH EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR QUALITY OF CARE First Choice Kidcare would like to Congratulate our Friends and Partners at Golisano Childrens Hospital on their Grand Opening.For Appointments please call: (844) FHC-SWFL or (844) 342-7935Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com MARCH 2017 29 died, Mr. Haskell has kept her memory alive by helping children live. Barbara used to watch The Wizard of Oz each year of her life and liked Judy Garland singing Over the Rainbow, Mr. Haskell said in an email to Florida Weekly. Thus our (Barbaras Friends) logo became a rainbow with a heart at the end signifying Love and Hope at the End of Rainbow and the singing of Over the Rainbow became the theme music. Mr. Haskell said he and his wife, Betty, recall seeing an extraordinary sight when the Barbaras Friends Pediatric Hematology Oncology Center opened in 1999. Betty and I were stunned to see the most beautiful rainbow in the sky as we walked to the car, Mr. Haskell wrote in his email to Florida Weekly. He added, Betty and I now live at Cypress Cove Community Center with our apartment overlooking a fountain that often gleams a rainbow from the sun late in the afternoon. Mr. Golisano is an extremely generous philanthropist who has also given money to the Golisano Childens Hospital at the University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center and the Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples. But he clearly couldnt create the Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida alone. It took thousands of donations, some vast and some modest, to reach $100 million. Joe Catti, founder and CEO of Finemark Bank & Trust, has been on board with fundraising since Day One. He described the community response as amazing. This speaks to the unselfish nature of all who donated their money and time, Mr. Catti wrote in an email to Florida Weekly. Every gift was vitally important to the campaigns success. The most important donation was, of course, the $20 million from Mr. Golisano. This provided significant incentive for others to give, Mr. Catti said in his email. We had many gifts that exceeded $1 million. The smaller gifts were also vitally important as it resulted in a majority of the community being involved. We must also remember, while the actual campaign centered around raising capital, the true mission is providing unparalleled health care to children in need.COURTESY PHOTOHundreds of guests signed a commemorative wall on the top floor of the Golisano Childrens Hospital as part of the topping off ceremony in September 2015. Things to remember>> A dedicated pediatric emergency department with its own ambulance entrance will be staffed 24 hours a day by pediatric emergency physicians. >> Provides a classroom where patients can keep up with studies. >> Family room. >> Outdoor garden with statues and areas for meditation, prayer and play. >> Family resource center. >> Family laundry facility >> 64-room neonatal intensive care unit >> Milk lab >> Chapel >> Two new MRI units >> Acute care pediatric rehab area. 24201 Walden Center Dr. Suite #101 Bonita Springs (239) 908-5870 2470 Immokalee Rd. Naples (Opening mid-April) LMCU.org 8635 Collier Blvd. Naples (239) 908-5878Earn More! Open an account!Carter Oosterhouse, TV Host, Carpenter, Lake Michigan Credit Union Member A part of Lake Michigan Credit Union INTRODUCING THE 12 Month CD1.35%18 Month CD1.50% APY APYOffer expires 4/30/17. Minimum deposit $500 not already on deposit with LMCU. Penalty for early withdrawal. CD SPECIALFor balances over $500. 5/3 Bank Wells Fargo Chase Suncoast CU SuntrustLake Michigan Credit Union PRODUCT APY3.00% 0.10% 0.01%0.01% 0.15% 0.01% Max Checking Preferred Checking Preferred Checking Premier Plus Checking Smart Checking Select Checking*APY = Annual Percentage Yield. Rate disclosed are accurate as of 3/23/17 and subject to change. Interest not paid on balances over $15,000. To receive monthly interest rate, Max Checking requires direct deposit into your Max Checking account, minimum of 10 debit card purchases per month, minimum of 4 logins to home banking per month and sign up to receive eStatements/eNotices. LMCU Membership required. This credit union is federally insured by the NCUA. Get a better rate on your money with our great CD rates! Get more! 3%* Max Checking offers one of the highest rates in the country. Save more! Our Max Savings Account earns 0.75% APY on balances of $100,000 and greater. Balances less than $100,000 earn 0.25% APY. Call, click or stop by either of our area branches today or our 2470 Immokalee Road location, opening in April.
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32 MARCH 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY The RealityNAPLES RESIDENT JENNY BOREHAM knows what having a childrens hospital in Southwest Florida means. The Childrens Hospital saved her son Brett, now a 20-year-old Florida Gulf Coast University sophomore, when he was an infant born in an emergency C-section procedure. They told us he would not live, Mrs. Boreham said Brett weighed only 1.5 pounds at birth and according to Mrs. Boreham, his weight at one point dipped to a pound. Brett would spend four months in the neo-natal intensive care unit. The dream of building an even bigger and better childrens hospital was and is about saving babies such as Brett Boreham, making it possible for them to become college students. Mrs. Boreham, who is a physical therapist, kept a journal during those years as Brett struggled to find his footing. She doesnt need to consult the journal now to understand what the neonatal intensive care unit meant for her baby. If (it) hadnt been there he wouldnt have survived, Mrs. Boreham said. That is what the new seven-story building is all about helping babies survive, giving them a chance. She calls Brett our little miracle kid. Brett Boreham is now 5-foot-6 and majoring in business. He will turn 21 in December. Hes a miracle kid saved by a place where miracles are nearly commonplace, a place where a community raised more than $100 million not to build a monument but a place to save 1.5-pound babies such as Brett Boreham. Miracles happen here, Mr. Nathan said in 2015. People said you couldnt do this. But we said, We have to. And they did. The hospital is ready to welcome and treat and heal another Brett Boreham. Although opening with 128 beds, it has the capacity to expand to 160 beds. Constructing the hospital has provided an economic boom, one that created an estimated 424 construction jobs and direct expenditures of $57 million. Those figures came from a 2013 study done by Dr. Gary Jackson, director of the Regional Economic Research Institute in the Lutgert C ollege of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University. Dr. Jacksons study projected an annual increase of overall employment of nearly 250 people from 2012 to 2022. The study also estimated an annual increase of labor income of more than $30 million and an annual increase in expenditures of nearly $70 million. On Page 7 of the 20-page report it was noted that the pediatric emergency department at the Childrens Hospital treats more than 25,000 children every year and at that time had about 5,000 inpatient admissions and 35,000 out patient visits every year. Page 7 also included a photo of five smiling children. Theyre what it is all about, of course. Dr. Salman has dealt with countless sick children in his career. He knows some adults may wonder how he copes with the challenge of dealing with some profoundly ill and even dying children. You can look at it from a negative point of view, Dr. Salman said. All I do is take care of sick, crippled kids or you can look at it, all I try to do every day is try to make people better. And that doesnt change what you do. It just changes how you look at it. We lose patients. Unfortunately. I wish I could tell you every single one of our patients survive but some die every year. When we lose a patient I try to re-focus. How many were we able to save? Thats what really keeps you going because if youre dwelling all the time on the ones who dont (make it), its a downward spiral that will take you down. There are times when it is rough. There are times in the last 20 years where weve had patients die back-toback within a few weeks of each other. Which happens. It can really bring the whole team down. We talk about it. We have a debriefing after each case and every person seeks the refuge they think will help them recover. Mine is to look at the positives. Look at the ones we have been able to save. We have a survival rate of over 85 percent. For all cancers together. So we save that many. Weve done that much good. So that keeps you going. That quest to do well and to save children has been the driving motivation behind building the new hospital. There had been talk about building the childrens hospital at another location away from HealthPark but Mr. Nathan said building it adjacent to the medical center made sense. And then theres certain things we just dont have to duplicate, Mr. Nathan said. We dont have to build a whole other cafeteria. We dont have to build other clinical space. The childrens hospital and HealthPark are physically connected. Mr. Nathan pointed out the operating rooms COURTESY PHOTO SWFL Wine & Food Fest Nov. 2011 pledge. We Strive to provide clients with prompt, courteous and knowledgeable service. 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FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com MARCH 2017 33 of HealthPark and Golisano Childrens Hospital on the third floor. As expensive as this whole thing is, it would have been even more expensive if a free-standing hospital was built, Mr. Nathan said. The reality of the new hospital may seem like a dream to older generations who recall medical services of different eras. The list of services provided in the new hospital includes the following: Pediatric surgery. Outpatient clinics. Neonatal care. Pharmacy. Hematology and oncology care. Diagnostic imaging services. It takes more than a village to operate such a massive facility designed to care for children. The hospital boasts a staff of more than 400 pediatric nurses, respiratory therapists and others trained specifically to take care of children. It also has more than 70 pediatric specialists who have received advanced training. The list of services provided by Golisano might sound like science fiction fantasy to a doctor from 100 or 75 or even 50 years ago. But its not a dream; its reality. The details are seemingly endless. The staff includes six child life specialists, a schoolteacher and a music therapist. And much more. The KidsDR. SALMAN HAS SEEN MANY CHILDREN grow up and has attended high school and college graduation ceremonies of former patients. The connection between physician and patient is profound. Some have brought their kids to see us, Dr. Salman said. There is nothing more gratifying than that. Not only did you save a life but you helped in preserving another life. So those are absolutely the most gratifying things. I think pediatricians in general are some of the happiest physicians because they take care of kids who grow up and become adults and they take care of their kids and sometimes their grandkids. Jace Eddy is 24 and healthy and a college graduate. She is pursuing a masters in art therapy counseling, a career path that was inspired by her interactions with Dr. Salman and others at the Childrens Hospital. It really shaped me into being the person I am today, Ms. Eddy said. She said Dr. Salmans kindness and concern made the treatment less traumatic than it might have been under other circumstances. I loved to play pranks on him and be a child, Ms. Eddy said. All these years later Ms. Eddy speaks highly of the hospital to friends. I tell them the childrens hospital where I was treated was incredible, Ms. Eddy said. She experienced what Dr. Salman speaks about when he talks of allowing children to be children even as they fight cancer. The health care team tried to make it possible to do things other kids would do, Ms. Eddy said. Now, Ms. Eddy wants to pay that forward by working with kids Its something another former patient, Julie Briggs, is now doing. Ms. Briggs, 29, was first diagnosed with leukemia in 1997. I had no idea what the word cancer meant, said Ms. Briggs, now a Collier County schoolteacher who works with autistic children. Although she endured chemotherapy she said the Childrens Hospital experience wasnt as daunting as it might have been under different circumstances. To me I was just a normal kid, Ms. Briggs said. A lot of that had to do with Dr. Salman. She added that the doctor made her and other patients feel at home and safe. Ms. Briggs plans to be at the grand opening of the new Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. Dr. Salman and the nurses were my second family, Ms. Briggs said. They took care of us like we were their own kids. She beat that 1997 diagnosis but it COURTESY PHOTOJulie Briggs, at age 14. Now, 16 years later she is a healthy young woman whose experiences as a child have inspired her to work with children.
34 MARCH 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY returned in 2001 when she was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia. This time the treatment included a bone marrow transplant. Ms. Briggs was 14 at the time. The bone morrow donor was her sister, Kelsey, who was 11 at the time. Now, 16 years later, Julie Briggs is a healthy young woman whose experiences as a child have inspired her to work with children. Dr. Salman has watched countless Southwest Florida children such as Julie Briggs grow up. So you see them right in front of your eyes grow up to be adults and whatever they turn out to be and have children and have their children have children, Dr. Salman said. There is really a very gratifying, fulfilling thing because it is a calling that most of us have, to provide care for people, to help and when you see that you made a difference, its the best compensation. Thats what we will take in the end. The money should always be a side effect of your job, Dr. Salman said. Dr. Salman knows how terrifying a cancer diagnosis is to parents. But he also knows about children and how they should be treated at Golisano or anywhere else. Children are children, Dr. Salman said. They need to be children. They need to grow. He also knows the diagnosis and treatment derails normal childhood life. What we need to do is try to make life as normal as we can for many reasons, Dr. Salman said. One, its the right thing to do. Easing suffering is what we have decided is our job as clinicians and thats why we went into health care in the first place. In his 20 years at the childrens hospital, Dr. Salman has tried to make staying there as pleasant as possible for children. Kids play with silly string in the halls and have water balloon fights. We celebrate every opportunity we get, Dr. Salman said. Thats been standard procedure at the childrens hospital, according to Dr. Salman. From the very beginning we said were going to be fun, Dr. Salman said. Well have parties. Well play games. Were going to do things while were in therapy. Were not going to make therapy boring and painful. You sit in a chair with all the restrictions and we scare you to death. Were going to have fun around it. Whether its wheelchair races. or whether we play catch in the middle of a clinic. Dr. Salmans work and that of his colleagues is, of course, profoundly serious and helping sick children get better is a sacred duty. But they want the kids to have fun, as much as it is possible given the nature of a childs illness. The new hospital is, indeed, a dream for Dr. Salman. He knows how much it has grown from when he first started with it in 1997. Youre coming from a university setting where everything is at your fingertips, Dr. Salman said. And then you come to a community hospital where you had the seeds that had been planted for a childrens hospital but services were not here so it was quite a struggle. When I first started there was one oncologist me. There was one intensive care surgeon. So the idea that a doctor works every single day was common practice. So it was hard but most of us who started back then really were looking beyond those first three years. We saw the potential. We saw a good partner in Lee Memorial at the time. We saw they had good intentions. They may not have had the means but they always had the intentions. They wanted to do a better job for children. Mindy Russell spent a great deal of time in the old childrens hospital and now has seen the seven-story Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida rise in all its glory next to Bass Road. The building is gorgeous, Mrs. Russell said. When she spoke to Florida Weekly in February she and her 9-year-old daughter Calie had yet to step foot in the building. We cant wait to see inside, Mrs. Russell said. But I dont want to spend a night there. But for other children and other parents, the ones sick now or who will become sick, the hospital is there waiting. So are the doctors and nurses and the volunteers, the people who will help other children recover the way Cali Russell has recovered. What an awesome little lady shes become, Mindy Russell said of her daughter, the one who loves drama and appearing in productions such as 01 Dalmatians. Thats what its all about. Its not about that gorgeous building. Its about helping children such as Cali grow and perform in 01 Dalmatians. COURTESY PHOTOAn artists rendering of Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. ALWAYS HONORED BY YOUR VISIT The place is full of treasures, but just strolling through the property is a pleasant get-away. 25370 Zemel Road, www.potteryexpress.com Punta Gorda, Florida 33955 www.bamboo-farm.com 941 505-8400 and Bamboo Farm Yesterdays Stuffed Animal Surgeon, todays SSREngineer.www.ssr-inc.com Curious minds grow up to be engineers. Congratulations on the grand opening of Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida. SSR is proud to be a part of the team.
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