SEE SAWFISH, A8 entirely. They resemble a shark (and are, actually, in the same family as sharks, skates and rays) with one major difference. Sawfish have a rostrum, a nose extension up to one-quarter of the creatures length, with a menacing set of tooth-like protrusions on each side. Its more than menacing its a real threat. BY NANETTE CRISTFlorida Weekly Correspondent SavingtheimperiledSAWFISHHEN YOU HEAR THE WORD FISH, YOU expect a creature that looks like a snook or a grouper or any one of a gazillion species here in Southwest Florida. But sawfish well, they look like something else Inset: Juvenile sawfish also known as carpenter sharks live in shallow waters like those of Charlotte Harbor. At right: The saw sh saw from underneath.INSET DAVID MORGAN / COURTESY PHOTOSawfish have been plying their deadly trade for millions of years. They are the marine equivalent of living dinosaurs.WArea veterans take part in Telling Project BY DON MANLEYFlorida Weekly CorrespondentAmericas military personnel have found themselves in harms way in Afghanistan and Iraq for the last 16 years, their battlefield experiences documented for the home front through video, pictures and the written word. But what they face upon returning home, reintegrating into society and building a life outside the military may be a mystery to nonveterans and those without close friends and family who have served. First-person accounts of life, the military and combat have been brought to audiences around the state since 2015 through the Florida Humanities Councils Telling Project in which veterans outline their experiences in their own words through dramatic stage presentations. Audiences in Lee and Collier counties will be able to partake of those stories for the first time through Telling: Southwest Florida. The program will be presented Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center in Naples and Thursday, May 4, at in the WGCU Public Media studios on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University. Telling: Southwest Florida features veterans from Lee and Collier counties who will recount their military experiences, including traumas and struggles with PTSD for some, and their personal journeys after they returned to civilian life. The audience can expect to hear about real experiences from Iraq, Vietnam and the Cold War, Steven Seibert, FHC executive director, says. They will hear their pride, their heartbreak and their hopes. Audience members will be able to ask questions after the performance. Prior Telling Project programs in other parts of the state have been deeply powerful and moving experiences, Mr. Seibert says. He adds the fact that fewer and fewer Americans have experienced battle since the advent of all-volunteer military service heightens the importance of the Telling Project.SEE TELLING, A22 Get engagedTop employers will introduce newcomers to opportunities for community involvement.B1 Put them awayConservancy python program removes 6,500 pounds of the invasive reptilian. A17 GUEST OPINION A2 ROOTED IN NAPLES A6 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A14 PETS OF THE WEEK A26 MONEY & INVESTING B5 MOTLEY FOOL B6 NETWORKING B7-9 REAL ESTATE B10 PUZZLES C12 BRIDGE C13 ANTIQUES C16 CLUB NOTES C22 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. Arts & EntertainmentRock & Roll Hall of Famer Chris Hillman headed to Bonita. C1 Boots & Boogie BashA fun time for foster kids, and more to-dos around town. C25-27 www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017Vol. IX, No. 26 FREE
A2 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 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 GUEST COMMENTARYTallahassee must face and address the fear of fracking BY DAVE TRECKERFor the third straight year, the Florida legislature has punted on fracking. No decision was made not to ban outright, not to regulate or even to study the possible damage, if any, it might cause. This year it looked like the Senate was ready to ban. But the House wanted to study first. So nothing happened. And Florida remains one of the few states without any regulations on enhanced oil recovery. Lets step back a bit and try to understand whats going on. First, oil production is nothing new to Florida. The Sunshine State has been recovering oil for more than 70 years. Oil Well Road wasnt named for its citrus groves. Some 300 wells have been drilled in Collier County not a large number by Texas or Oklahoma standards, but enough to show that this is not some new phenomenon. And without mishap, oil production has prompted little attention over the years. That all changed in 2013. Dan A. Hughes, a Texas oil company, filed for permits to drill exploratory wells in Golden Gate Estates very close to some existing homes. Residents complained and local environmentalists jumped in, gleeful to have a new cause, something sexier than copper in Naples Bay. The huffing and puffing continued into 2014, when it was discovered Hughes had acid-treated an existing oil well the so-called Collier-Hogan well near Lake Trafford and did so without a permit. The environmentalists had Christmas in July. Fracking without permission, they cried. Polluting our streams. Putting drinking water at risk. Fracking became a rallying cry for the uninformed left, a right of passage for liberal journalists. The genie was out of the bottle. Hughes was attacked mercilessly and driven out of town. Tasting blood, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and its acolytes wanted more. They wanted a statewide ban on fracking. But where was the justification? No harm had been done. There was no evidence that acidizing the Collier-Hogan well (it was never fracked) polluted the nearby groundwater or the aquifer under it. While farmers and city folk were pouring fertilizer runoff into Floridas waterways, causing toxic algae blooms all over the state (think Lake Okeechobee), the oilmen were polluting nothing. But zealots often ignore facts, and the rallying cry became, But it could happen! Fracking could damage the fragile Sunniland formation. Toxic fluids could leak into the aquifers (even though the oil-bearing rock is thousands of feet below it). Its useful to consider what fracking is and what it does. Fracking is shorthand for hydraulic fracturing: busting open dense rock (often shale) with water injected under high pressure in order to free trapped oil or gas. The injection fluid contains suspended sand for holding open the fractured rock and a small amount of chemicals mostly biocides, suspending agents, lubricating fluids. Combined with horizontal drilling, fracking unleashed a revolution that will make the U.S. energy independent by 2020 a remarkable feat, something not thought possible in our lifetime. While fracking and horizontal drilling are relatively new (most accounts credit George Mitchell with economically fracking the first well in 1998), other methods were previously used to coax oil and gas out of the ground. Acid treatment has been used in the industry for more than 80 years. Hot water or carbon dioxide or even microbial injections are sometimes used to thin heavy oil, improving its recovery. More exotic is the use of surfactants backed by viscosifiers to scrub residual oil from rocks. Gelants have been pumped into formations to promote oil flow and restrict water incursion. These techniques have evolved, often by trial and error, and sometimes with bad consequences. And so it was with fracking. Early attempts led to leakage of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Improper sealing of casings resulted in some groundwater pollution. Reinjection of spent fluids harmed a number of reservoirs. These were not unlike the growing pains for wind turbines, nuclear power plants and even hydroelectric dams when those technologies were in their infancy. Most of the fracking problems have now been solved, driven by economic necessity. As the technology has matured, tens of thousands of wells have been fracked without incident. Emissions have been curtailed and spillage sharply reduced or contained. Chemicals now used are harmless at the very low concentrations employed, and they are diluted even further underground. Nonetheless, caution is justified. And that takes us back to Tallahassee. What should our legislators do? What they should not do is ban fracking and shut off a possible revenue source. Instead, they should impose a moratorium on all enhanced-recovery methods, not just fracking, and task the Department of Environmental Protection with conducting a thorough study of possible effects on groundwater and aquifers. Then, armed with knowledge, they should legislate. And while theyre at it, they should take steps to control nutrient pollution. There its not a matter of whether it could happen. It is happening and with terrible consequences all over the state. 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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A4 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 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 OPINIONStand your groundLawmakers in Tallahassee are half-way through the 60-day legislative session. The states annual business agenda is supposed to be completed by May 5, but dont count on it. The House and Senate have not yet reached agreement on major legislative proposals pending; and the deadline is fast approaching to get the states future year budget approved. The final spending plan is jointly negotiated between the two chambers and must be blessed and signed by the governor before the beginning of the states fiscal year on July 1. The annual rite of passing a balanced state budget is the one compulsory responsibility our legislature is bound by law to perform. Last year, they didnt get it done during the regular session. The negotiations between the chambers to reach compromise blew up. A $4 billion disagreement soured the deal. Lawmakers in the House bitterly opposed the idea of funding Medicaid expansion. They threw a hissy fit and adjourned without not so much as a fare-thee-well to the Senate. The impasse forced the governors intercession and a special session to resolve the incomplete. The annual budget got done, but not without the taint of bad behavior flavoring the result. The only thing worse than a disgruntled legislator is an ingrown toenail. They made everybody suffer. Medicaid expansion died for good, its demise a casualty of the infighting. Hundreds of thousands of poor and lowincome Floridians were left to seek lastresort medical care in the emergency rooms of charity hospitals. Billions in federal revenue to subsidize Medicaid were turned away. The beneficiary most profiting from the lawmakers debacle was the Grim Reaper. He now collects his due from among the states most medically vulnerable citizens. Optimism is in short supply things will go more smoothly this time. Although the amount of revenue on the table remains roughly the same, about $80 billion, there is a $2 billion chasm yawning between the House and Senate versions of the budgets proposed. Everyone, including the governor, wants it their way or the highway. Bones of contention include reductions in state spending to promote tourism and downsizing the millions in tax-funded subsidies paid to private businesses, the construction of a reservoir to curb and clean the Lake Okeechobee discharges creating havoc on South Floridas gulf and the Atlantic coasts, reforms to Floridas higher education system and bills to proliferate guns in ever-more public spaces. There also is talk of abolishing home rule, so the state can preempt local governments from regulating issues in their own backyards and there is a bill drafted with the assistance of Florida Power & Light that allows it to charge ratepayers for speculative energy ventures in Oklahoma. If approved, it conveniently reverses a prior ruling by Floridas Public Service Commission that nixed the idea. Among the bad ideas, first prize goes to a proposal to amend the infamous stand your ground law, so people accused of murderous intentions have more leeway to claim self-defense and immunity. It shifts the burden of proof from shooters to the people shot and left either dead or alive. It gets worse: When it comes to protecting and conserving the states environment, never has a state been so ill-served as is Florida by its own state Legislature. Its been two decades since Florida first got serious about the environment. It started by funding programs to enable the state to purchase, conserve and protect in perpetuity Floridas most environmentally sensitive lands and water resources. Florida Forever, established in 2000, received $300 million annually for its first nine years. Along came the Great Recession. The program took a hit. Its funding plummeted to zero. Yet, despite Floridas economy rebounding, the Legislature continued to starve the program. By 2014, Floridians voters had had enough. They approved by a 75 percent margin Amendment One to the states Constitution. It confronts the state Legislatures hostility and challenges its parsimony toward the programs goals, establishing a state-funded war chest for land acquisition and water conservation. The resources come from an existing source of revenue generated by the documentary stamp tax. It will generate about $10 billion in revenue over the next 20 years. Lawmakers are brazenly ignoring the peoples mandate, instead budgeting and allocating the revenue for purposes inconsistent with the law. The misappropriations produce savings in general revenue to otherwise spend on a porkers wish list. The cheat is nothing short of robbery of Amendment One money by legislative misappropriation. Once upon a time, lawmakers might have been tarred and feathered for such an egregious abuse of power. But alas, civil society has intervened. At last word, the Legislature proposes to cut the budget of the Department of Environmental Protection by more than 25 percent and completely ax funding for Florida Forever. Its an affront that demands a voters reply. No one is more entitled to defend Floridas environment from the duplicity and avarice of its own lawmakers than Amendment One supporters. Its time to stand your ground. Leslie Lilly resides with her family and pugs in Jupiter. Email her at llilly@ floridaweekly.com and read past blog posts on Tumblr at llilly15.Tumblr.com.The Russian stooge The circumstantial evidence is mounting that the Kremlin succeeded in infiltrating the U.S. government at the highest levels. How else to explain a newly elected president looking the other way after an act of Russian aggression? Agreeing to a farcically one-sided nuclear deal? Mercilessly mocking the idea that Russia represents our foremost geopolitical foe? Accommodating the illicit nuclear ambitions of a Russian ally? Welcoming a Russian foothold in the Middle East? Refusing to provide arms to a sovereign country invaded by Russia? Diminishing our defenses and pursuing a Moscowfriendly policy of hostility to fossil fuels? All of these items, of course, refer to things said or done by President Barack Obama. To take them in order: He reset with Russia shortly after its clash with Georgia in 2008. He concluded the New START agreement with Moscow that reduced our nuclear forces but not theirs. When candidate Mitt Romney warned about Russia in the 2012 campaign, Obama rejected him as a Cold War relic. The president then went on to forge an agreement with Russias ally Iran to allow it to preserve its nuclear program. During the red-line fiasco, he eagerly grasped a lifeline from Russia at the price of accepting its intervention in Syria. He never budged on giving Ukraine lethal weapons to defend itself from Russian attack. Finally, Obama cut U.S. defense spending and cracked down on fossil fuels, a policy that Russia welcomed since its economy is dependent on high oil prices. Put all of this together, and its impossible to conclude anything other than that Obama was a Russian stooge, and not out of any nefarious dealings, but out of his own naivete and weakness. The cost of Obamas orientation toward Russia has now become clearer. When he pulled up short from enforcing his red line, an agreement with the Russians to remove Bashar Assads chemical weapons became the fig leaf to cover his retreat. This deal was obviously deficient, but Obama officials used clever language to give the impression that it had removed all chemical weapons from Syria. Never mind that Assad still used chlorine gas to attack his population exploiting a grievous loophole and that evidence piled up that Assad was cheating more broadly. The Russians eagerly covered for Assad because hes their client. What was the Obama administrations excuse? It effectively made itself a liar for the Russians at the same time Moscow bolstered the Assad regime we said had to go, smashed the moderate opposition we were trying to create and sent a destabilizing refugee flow into Europe. With his secretary of state and U.N. ambassador hitting Russia hard over the Assad gas attack and Trumps strike challenging Russias position, the administration looks to be adopting a hardheaded attitude without bothering with a doomed reset first. Even if Obama eventually got tougher on Russia imposing sanctions after the Ukraine invasion and sending contingents of U.S. troops to countries near Russia he never entirely shed his reflex toward accommodation. No matter what conspiracy theorists might say, theres nothing to suggest anything untoward about Obamas relationship with Russia. But based on the record alone, you might have suspicions. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. w p W t I p e rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly p w d c g a leslieLILLYllilly@floridaweekly.com
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A8 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYThe bigger the saw, the easier it is to locate, stun and kill its prey. Its no wonder native peoples attributed mystical and religious powers to sawfish or that sawfish have also been used as symbols of warfare. The U.S. Navys WWII submarine fleet included the USS Sawfish. And the Germans used the emblem of a laughing sawfish on 11 of its own U-boats. Despite their terrifying appearance, they are on the verge of extinction, and desperately in need of protection. According to National Geographic: Sawfish are considered one of the most endangered fish species in the world. All seven species of sawfish are listed on the World Conservation Unions Red List of Threatened Species. Its not often the power to save a species rests in our hands. But George Burgess, director of the Florida Program for Shark Research, says Southwest Florida residents have the potential to do just that.The swordsmen of the oceanIn Florida, the species in question is the smalltooth sawfish. And while were at it, we can aid the survival of the largetooth sawfish as well. Dr. Nicole Phillips grew up with a love of rays and sharks and a fascination with genetics. Today she combines both with her genetic research of the endangered sawfish. Her study recently brought Dr. Phillips and graduate student Annmarie Fearing to Charlotte Harbor. The pair shared their work in a talk sponsored by the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center. Mr. Burgess, Dr. Phillips and Ms. Fearing are sawfish advocates of the highest order. In addition to his role with the Florida Program for Shark Research, Mr. Burgess is a member of the Sawfish Recovery Implementation Team. Dr. Phillips and Ms. Fearing conduct sawfish research under the auspices of the University of Southern Mississippi. Ms. Fearing previously worked as Mr. Burgess research assistant. A look at their work reveals how we can help prevent the extinction of these marine animals, which are as charismatic as they are bizarre in appearance. Mr. Burgess describes a sawfish as looking like a flattened shark. Its rostrum is impressive enough, but its size makes its appearance even more dramatic. An adult can grow as long as 23 feet, with one-quarter of its length attributable to its saw. The bigger the saw, the easier it is to locate, stun and kill its prey. Despite its relation to the shark, sawfish pose no danger to humans unless theyre provoked. If that happens, watch out. Bob Waugh, reporting for the (UK) Daily Mail on a 2012 Australian study of captive wild sawfish, said this: Sawfish are vicious predators which use their saws to skewer and maim their prey hitting victims hard enough to cut them in half. Previously it was thought 20-foot fish were placid creatures which used their saws more like rakes, to sift through sand in search of food. But the creatures arent sluggish bottom-dwellers: theyre merciless hunters which slice through the water with their saws, as quickly as human swordsmen. The new study shows the saws are lethal weapons. Sawfish have been plying their deadly trade for millions of years. They are the marine equivalent of living dinosaurs. Historically, two of the sawfishs five species swam the United States waters the largetooth sawfish and the smalltooth sawfish. The last reported sighting of a largetooth sawfish in the United States was in the 1960s. They now live exclusively in the waters of Australia. The smalltooth sawfish, however, is alive but in deep trouble. At one time, the smalltooth roamed the waters of the East Coast of the United States, from New York to Brownsville, Texas. Mr. Burgess compares their historic migration patterns to those of all snowbirds. They would head south in the winter to warmer waters and seek the refuge of cooler northern climates in the summer. With the fall in their numbers, the smalltooth can now be found only in a small number of hot spots. They gravitate towards warm estuarine areas where salt and fresh waters meet. When you add mangroves to the equation, you have the perfect habitat for sawfish nurseries and playgrounds. If youre thinking this sounds a lot like our waters, youre right. Without Charlotte Harbor and the Peace and Caloosahatchee rivers, you wouldnt have the start of the sawfishs reproductive continuum, Mr. Burgess said. Other key areas along the Southwest Florida coast include the Ten Thousand Islands and the Everglades. Last year, an adult 18-foot sawfish was hooked and released on the Naples Pier, while an estimated 150-pound specimen was caught on video off the coast of Sanibel. Smalltooth sawfish were granted federal protection under the Endangered Species Act in 2003; the largetooth followed in 2011. (The state of Florida was ahead of the curve, classifying sawfish as endangered in 1992.) Marine biologists estimate a 90 to 95 percent drop in the sawfish population in the last 100 years. Humans bear responsibility for that decline.Protection before posterityFishermen have played and continue to play a role in the diminution. Bycatch is a significant issue because its easy for saws to get caught in commercial fishermens nets. Recreational anglers have caught their fair share of sawfish as well. Once a sawfish is out of the water, its chances of survival are slim. Exploitation also contributed to sawfishs endangered status. In the past, people caught the fish to use their saws as dcor for the walls of bars, restaurants and residences. This practice is now illegal. And, as always, a tension exists between conservation and development. Our beautiful waterfront seems the perfect spot for condos with water access and office buildings with a view. But there is a price to be paid. Every time an exemption is granted to tear down mangroves, theres a deterioration of the sawfish habitat, Mr. Burgess said. The responsibility is on (our) shoulders to do the right thing in terms of growth, development and conservation ethic. You have to think of your great grandchildren and on. Once an animal gains protection under the Endangered Species Act, a plan to recover its population must be devised. The objectives of the Smalltooth Sawfish Recovery Plan are straightforward: to minimize human interactions (and resulting injury and mortality) and to protect and restore sawfish habitats. The ultimate goal is for the sawfish population to increase and spread to more far-flung areas. It is estimated that full recovery of the smalltooth will take 100 years. Mr. Burgess calls his personal efforts towards sawfish recovery an act of faith. This homies not going to see it, he noted. Education is the key to the plans success, with fishermen as the primary target of these efforts. They are, after all, the people most likely to get up close and personal with a sawfish. Given the predilection of sawfish for shallow waters, folks casting lines from piers and the shore are almost as likely to catch a sawfish as those out for a day on the water, as what happened off the Naples Pier. Congratulations, Mr. Burgess would say to those fishermen. You got the catch of a lifetime. But after snagging a sawfish, what a person does next is the important part. Its crucial the sawfish remain in the water. The stress alone of being pulled onto a boat or ashore can kill the fish. Not surprisingly, a flailing sawfish can also prove dangerous to people. In todays social media-oriented world, Mr. Burgess realizes anyone whos hooked a sawfish will want a picture before releasing it. And thats fine, he saysso long as the picture is of the fish in its natural habitat. Once the catch is memorialized, the fish should be released by cutting the line. The hook will take care of itself. But ensuring sawfish stay water bound is only the first action we can take to promote sawfish survival. Any encounter with a sawfish including just catching a glimpse of one should be reported to the International Sawfish Encounter Database, which is the primary means by which the sawfish population is monitored. Reports made to other databases, such as the one maintained by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, are funneled into the ISED. Each report includes information about the size of the sawfish, where it was spotted and the nature of the encounter. Completion of the report takes only a few minutes. Mr. Burgess reports the recovery plan is showing signs of working. Adult sawfish have recently been seen off the East Coast of Florida, far from their home base. Mr. Burgess compares them to the explorers of days gone by. They are the colonizers, looking to establish a new population. Its an exciting development. Given that largetooth sawfish are no longer found in U.S. waters, it might seem counterintuitive that we can facilitate their recovery. But we can just by reporting the location of any sawfish seen on display. These artifacts contain valuable data for marine biologists such as Dr. Phillips and Ms. Fearing. It seems they can learn from the dead as well as the living.SAWFISHFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOSIts easy to see why George Burgess describes the sawfish as looking like a flattened shark. Researchers obtain data from a smalltooth sawfish. Annmarie Fearing and George Burgess with a sawfish rostrum.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 NEWS A9 Passionate about childrens healthcare? In partnership with Lee Health Foundation, your generous support can help transform the future of SWFL and have a lasting impact on our community. Contact a representative at (239) 214-0642 or visit LeeHealthFoundation.org for more information. Weve made great strides for Southwest Floridas pediatric health care within the last year, and this was just the beginning. There is still a great need to be met in critical need areas. Support the Little Red Wagon Fund and Southwest Floridas children receiving care at the new Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, the new Golisano | Nicklaus Childrens Health Center in Naples, and the Pediatric Specialty Clinic in Port Charlotte. Serving Southwest Floridas ChildrenWhy do we care?Dr. Phillips goal, with the assistance of Ms. Fearing, is to test the DNA of the rostra of ancient sawfish and compare it to that of more recent sawfish. For these purposes, ancient means sawfish that lived within the last 100 years. The last century was chosen because of the significant decline in the sawfish population during this period. Dr. Phillips study of largetooth sawfish began in northern Australia. Her DNA testing of tissue from live sawfish and recently acquired sawfish rostra revealed declining genetic diversity in the population. This finding is cause for concern. Low levels of genetic diversity make populations less resistant to disease and environmental change, he said. It can also lead to inbreeding, which further weakens the species. With her Australian data in hand, Dr. Phillips returned home to broaden her study. She and Ms. Fearing are now testing the DNA of sawfish that lived within the last 100 years. This time frame was chosen because of the significant decline in the sawfish population during that period. But in order to test the saws, they first have to be located. Ms. Fearing likens the project to a giant Easter egg hunt across the world. She enjoys the detective work necessary to locate ancient rostra. She cold calls environmental centers to inquire whether they have a rostrum that might be tested. Sometimes she gets lucky and finds a saw on site. Other times she gets a lead about another center, bar or home that might have a rostrum. It was a cold call to Myakka River State Park that led Ms. Fearing and Dr. Phillips to CHEC. When Ms. Fearing spoke with Jon Rodgers, he told her about a saw on display at CHECs Cedar Point Environmental Park in Englewood. Coincidentally, his wife Bobbi is the resource manager at this CHEC site and coordinates the lecture program. It is yet to be determined whether the sample from CHECs rostrum will contribute to the study, because with age also comes a deterioration in the saws DNA. Whatever the outc ome, Ms. Rodgers said CHEC is excited to have its sawfish rostra included in the study. Ms. Fearing appeals to Florida Weekly readers to contact her or file a report with the ISED if you know where a saw is on display. One report can make a world of difference to sawfish research, she said. Why do we care? For the sake of argument, Mr. Burgess was asked why we care if sawfish become extinct. What if there were no mosquitoes, rats or lice? Mr. Burgess responded. That didnt sound so bad. Or, he quickly continued, What if there were no blue whales, sea turtles or fuzzy little seals with brown eyes? This prospect was definitely less appealing. We all make value judgments, Mr. Burgess noted. But in the ecology of the natural world, all animals have an equal place. Even if you do want to draw a line, Mr. Burgess thinks he has a persuasive argument that sawfish should make the cut. Sawfish are the most magnificent of all animals, he said. And given how ancient they are, they could be considered the patron saint of retirees in Southwest Florida. Where to report sawfish information>> Saw sh encounters or rostra: www. mnh.u .edu/ sh/saw sh/report-encounter or 255-7403 >> Location of a saw sh rostrum: email@example.com Dr. Nicole Phillips extracts DNA from a sawfish. Graduate student Annmarie Fearing and Dr. Nicole Phillips with CHECs largetooth sawfish rostrum.
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NCarter Oosterhouse, TV Host, Carpenter, Lake Michigan Credit Union Member* Grant will help foundation help Immokalees youngest readers SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYTrue to its name, the Naples Children & Education Foundation recently awarded $200,000 for childrens education to The Immokalee Foundation. The grant was among the awards given to local charities and long-term initiatives for underprivileged children from proceeds of the 17th annual Naples Winter Wine Festival, which took place in January. TIF will use its grant for Immokalee Readers, an after-school early intervention literacy tutoring program designed to target the lowest-performing student readers and complement the reading instruction they receive during their regular school day. By pairing high school-age tutors with elementary school-age students, the program provides intensive and enjoyable reading lessons that ensure these young students are not left behind. At present, 542 children from all five Immokalee elementary schools participate in Immokalee Readers. Certified teachers train and supervise the 110 high school tutors. One of the goals for the young readers is that by the end of the academic year, at least 60 percent of them will be reading at grade level. Another goal calls for 100 percent of the young students to have improved in at least one measurable metric: letter-name knowledge, lettersound knowledge, phonological awareness, word reading, sentence reading or reading comprehension. With Immokalee Readers, there are benefits to students on both sides of the desk. The high school-age tutors are expected to maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher, be drugand crime-free, complete a college/career portfolio and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for college entrance. Because many Immokalee students use other languages at home, the additional training in English-language usage at a young age is especially important. As an added benefit, the high school tutors also have shown improvements in overall reading proficiency. The program was deemed necessary when TIF discovered that Collier County Public Schools first significant test of reading occurs in third grade, and by that time many Immokalee students were far behind the average reading level. Immokalee Readers was created to start supplementing language and reading instruction well before students face that first standardized test of reading ability. Instead of early signals of failure, the students began receiving early signals of success. TIF has heard from students and parents about how well the program works. When I started tutoring, the kids didnt seem too interested in reading books at all, said one tutor. Now, they look so happy to see me, and they love to read. One mother said her son was slow to speak and had fallen behind in reading early in his elementary education. But all of that changed when he began participating in Immokalee Readers. Now, he comes home and tells me about how he works in a group and how they read together, and he loves to read, she said. He also came to regard his tutor as a role model and friend. TIF provides a range of education programs that focus on building pathways to success through college and post-secondary preparation and support, mentoring and tutoring, opportunities for broadening experiences, and life skills development leading to economic independence. To learn more, including how to volunteer, become a mentor, make a donation or any other information, call 430-9122 or visit www. immokaleefoundation.org. Juan Sandoval, in red, provides reading tutorial with Village Oaks Elementary students. Miranda Herrera tutoring young Immokalee Reader Selest Martinez.
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Among the initial exhibits: coffeeinfused Coca-Cola; the Bic For Her pen (because womens handwriting needs are surely unique); the Twitter Peek (a 2009 device that does nothing except send and receive tweets and with a screen only 25 characters wide); and Harley-Davidsons 1990s line of colognes (in retrospect as appealing, said West, as oil and gas fumes). (Wests is only the latest attempt to immortalize failure with a museum. Previous attempts, such as those in 2007 and 2014, apparently failed.)Government in action1.) Toronto, Ontario, Superior Court Justice Alex Pazaratz finally ridded his docket of the maddening, freeloading couple that had quibbled incessantly about each others harassments. Neither Noora Abdulaali, 32, nor her now-ex-husband, Kadhim Salih, 43, had worked a day in the five years since they immigrated from Iraq, having almost immediately gone on disability benefits and begun exploiting Legal Aid Toronto in their many attempts to one-up each other with restraining orders. Approving the couples settlement in March, Judge Pazaratz added, The next time anyone at Legal Aid Ontario tells you theyre short of money, dont believe it. ... Not if theyre funding cases like this. 2.) In May, a new restaurant-disclosure regulation mandated by the Affordable Care Act is scheduled to kick in, requiring eateries (except small chains and independents) to post calorie counts for all menu items including variations which a Dominos Pizza executive said meant, for his company, million calorie listings. The executive called the regulation, for the pizza industry, a 20th-century approach to a 21st-century question, since for many establishments, orders increasingly arrive online or by phone.Redneck chronicles1.) Dennis Smith, 65, was arrested in Senoia, Ga., and charged with stealing dirt from the elderly widow of the man Smith said had given him permission to take it. Smith, a dirt broker, had taken more than 180 dump-truck loads. 2.) New for Valentines Day from the SayItWithBeef.com company: a bouquet of beef jerky slices, formed to resemble a dozen full-petaled roses ($59). Also available: daisies. Chief selling point: Flowers die quickly, but jerky is forever.New world orderIn March, Harvard Medical School technicians announced a smartphone app to give fertility-conscious men an accurate semen analysis, including sperm concentration, motility and total count costing probably less than $10. Included is a magnification attachment and a microfluidic chip. The insertable app magnifies and photographs the loaded chip, instantly reporting the results. The device still needs Food and Drug Administration approval.PretentionsHipsters on the rise: 1.) The Columbia Room bar in Washington, D.C., recently introduced the In Search of Time Past cocktail splashed with a tincture of old, musty books. Management vacuum-sealed pages with grapeseed oil, then fatwashed them with a neutral highproof spirit, and added a vintage sherry, mushroom cordial and eucalyptus. 2.) The California reggae rock band Slightly Stoopid recently produced a vinyl record that was smokable, according to Billboard magazine using a super resinous variety of hashish mastered at the Los Angeles studio Capsule Labs. The first two versions sound quality disappointed and were apparently quickly smoked, but a third is in production. 3.) The telephone area code in the tony English city of Bath (01225) is different than that of adjacent Radstock (01761) and probably better explained by landline telephone infrastructure than a legal boundary. However, a Bath councilwoman said in April that she is dealing with complaints by 10 new residents who paid high-end prices for their homes only to find that they came with the 01761 code. Admitted one Bath resident, I do consider my phone number to be part of my identity.Weird science1.) Human populations in Chiles Atacama desert have apparently developed a tolerance for arsenic 100 times as powerful as the World Health Organizations maximum safe level (according to recent research by University of Chile scientists). 2.) While 80 percent of Americans age 45 or older have calcium-clutter ed blood veins (atherosclerosis), about 80 percent of Bolivian Tsimane hunter-gatherers in the Amazon have clean veins, according to an April report in The Lancet. (Keys for having the healthiest hearts in the world: walk a lot and eat monkey, wild pig and piranha.)Awesome1.) University of Basel biologists writing in the journal Science of Nature in March calculated that the global population of spiders consumes at least 400 million tons of prey yearly about as much, by weight, as the total of meat and fish consumed by all humans. 2.) University of Utah researchers trained surveillance cameras on dead animals in a local desert to study scavenger behavior and were apparently astonished to witness the disappearances of two bait cows. Over the course of five days, according to the biologists recent journal article, two different badgers, working around the clock for days, had dug adjacent holes and completely buried the cows (for storage and/or to keep the carcasses from competitors). NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDistributed by Universal Press Syndicate
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 NEWS A15 BECAUSE TREATMENT IS REALLY WHAT THEY NEEDEvery day, Sheriff Rambosks deputies are encountering more people with mental illness and addiction many of them children, teens and young adults. Helping them stay safe and receive the treatment they desperately need is why the Sheriffs Ofce partners with David Lawrence Center. David Lawrence Center needs your donation to meet the rising demand in our community for mental health and addiction treatment especially for children and adolescents before life-threatening actions and legal problems plague their futures. You can save lives. Help keep Southwest Florida healthy and safe by ensuring the David Lawrence Centers comprehensive services are available to all in need treatment thats a far better alternative to jail. Please donate today. DONATE ONLINE: DavidLawrenceCenter.org NAPLES 239-455-8500 IMMOKALEE 239-657-4434 DONATE NOW TO SAVE OUR CHILDRENS LIVES...AND FUTURES Call us or make a gift online at:DavidLawrenceCenter.org 239.354.1419 Kevin Rambosk, Collier Sheriff, DLC Board Member Scott Burgess, DLC CEOMake yours A Face in the CrowdCollier Freedom and the Collier County Democratic Party present two 60th anniversary benefit screenings of the landmark film A Face in the Crowd on Tuesday, April 25, at the Sugden Community Theatre. Naples resident K.C. Schulberg, nephew of the films screenwriter, Budd Schulberg, will introduce the screenings and conduct a Q&A after each one. The screenings at 5 and 8 p.m. will be preceded by cocktail receptions at 4 and 7 p.m., respectively. The elder Mr. Schulberg teamed with director Elia Kazan on the 1957 film that focused on the transformative power of a new medium television to usher in an era where politics and entertainment would become seamlessly and irrevocably intertwined. Tickets for $40 ($25 for ages 21 and younger) can be purchased at www. naplesplayers.org or by calling the box office at 263-7990. Andy Griffith starred as an Arkansas drifter who became an overnight media sensation in the 1957 film A Face in the Crowd. See it Tuesday, April 25, at the Sugden Community Theatre.
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With 3M Window Films, you can fill your home with light just the way you want. Whether youre concerned about excessive we have a window lm to help you enhance the comfort of your home. Call Us Today For FREE ESTIMATE!Conservancy of Southwest Florida removes 6,500 pounds of python in four breeding seasonsMore than four years of research is yielding remarkable results in the study and management of the invasive Burmese python in Southwest Florida. Over the course of four breeding seasons, the Conservancy of Southwest Floridas wildlife biologists have removed more than 6,500 pounds of python and more than 3,000 developing python eggs from the local ecosystem. This collaborative and proactive effort is dedicated to managing the population of an invasive apex predator in Collier County. During a necropsy of a 17-foot, 152pound female on April 13, Conservancy wildlife biologists documented at least 95 developing eggs. Our research focus has evolved to target female pythons and disrupt the breeding season activity in a localized area of Southwest Florida, said Ian Bartoszek, wildlife biologist and science coordinator for the Conservancy. Through hunting and tracking efforts we have a technique that seems to be working while we wait for an even more effective weapon to be developed. These efforts enable our team to learn more about the behavior and movement of pythons, deter the growth of this population, and to positively impact our surrounding ecosystem. We follow the science, said Conservancy President and CEO Rob Moher. If we can remove python eggs from the equation, the results are two-fold. We are keeping the snakes from multiplying and reducing the overall impact on our native wildlife population. Some research shows that the Burmese python is responsible for a 90 percent decline in small mammal populations within the Everglades. After four years of studying these cryptic animals, we feel the best way to locate a female python during the breeding season is by tracking a male python. Weve turned the pythons against themselves, said Mr. Bartoszek. Biologists are accumulating valuable life history information on the behavior of Burmese pythons in Southwest Florida. This information is leading to the development of an effective management technique that combines both hunting and radio-telemetry tracking tools to target and remove breeding female pythons and disrupt the egglaying cycle. A total of 20 adult pythons are currently under surveillance by radio tag, leading researchers to more pythons, and enabling the team to gain a better understanding of their movement patterns and control the growth of this invasive species. This year alone, one captured python named Jaeger has led researchers to three breeding females. The removed adult female pythons are humanely euthanized and the Conservancy of Southwest Floridas wildlife biologists then perform a necropsy to examine the creature, log data and collect samples for further studies. The Conservancy has partnered with scientists and land managers from Denison University, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, U.S. Geological Survey, Naples Zoo and Southwest Florida Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area to study and address the ecological problem of pythons in Southwest Florida. Since 2013, the Conservancy team has captured more than three tons of python from East Naples. Activities encompassed through the research teams project includes foot and road surveys to better understand the range of pythons in Southwest Florida; outreach efforts to educate land owners and land managers about pythons; mailings and billboard postings to raise awareness and gain information; removal of pythons across Southwest Florida; necropsies of collected pythons to obtain information about diet and reproductive activity; tracking pythons through radio telemetry to learn ecological habits; using radio-tagged pythons to find untagged pythons; and construction and testing of trapping methods. To report an invasive species sighting, the public is asked to call (800) IveGot-1 or IveGotOne.org. For more information, visit www.conservancy.org. The Conservancy is a not-for-profit environmental protection organization with a 50-year history focused on the issues impacting the water, land wildlife and future of Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. COURTESY PHOTOSJaimie Kittle, Ian Bartoszek and Ian Easterling with three Burmese pythons. A necropsy of the female Burmese python enables Conservancy of Southwest Floridas wildlife biologists to examine the creature, log data and collect samples for further studies. Conservancy biologist and science coordinator Ian Bartoszek handles a large male python.
A18 WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.ECOF.comClearly, the right choice Clearlytherightchoice C l e a r l y t h e r i g h t c h o i c e Since 1971 888 EYE APPT David C. Brown, MD, FACSFounder & Medical DirectorLifetime Eye Care for the Entire Family12 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS 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. New Keewaydin turtle station dedicated to Conservancy biologist SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYFew people are better known in sea turtle circles than Dave Addison, a 43-year veteran of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and lead biologist in charge of the Conservancys sea turtle monitoring and protection program. Now entering its 35th year, the program has a new research station on Keewaydin Island. Otherwise known as the Turtle House, the station was recently dedicated as the David S. Addison Sea Turtle Field Research Station. The $300,000, 784-square foot facility houses research equipment such as ATVs, flipper tags and protective nest cages. It also serves as a temporary shelter for staff and interns during summer rain showers. It was designed by architect James Boughton and built by The Rock Custom Homes Inc. The research station is not open to the public. Watching a loggerhead turtle nest on a dark, otherwise deserted beach is a rare treat, Mr. Addison says. Those brief encounters become all the more fascinating when I stop to think that these moments when a marine turtle ascends a beach to nest represent only a tiny fraction of her 80to 100-year lifespan. Because sea turtles live such a long time, studying them over many years is the only real way for us to learn what they have to tell and understand how to protect them for future generations, he adds. The sea turtle project takes time and persistence. Like the nesting loggerheads we encounter, we are in this for the long haul. COURTESY PHOTOSThe David S. Addison Sea Turtle Field Research Station on Keewaydin Island.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 NEWS A19 5450 TAMIAMI TRAIL N. NAPLES 239.594.1555ACROSS FROM WATERSIDE SHOPS ONE BLOCK NORTH OF PINE RIDGE ON U.S.41 LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED! CELEBRATING OUR 15TH YEAR! Always The Freshest New Looks In Home Design, Always At A Fraction of What Youd Expect To Pay! Always Ready To Take Home With You or Next Day Delivery! DESIGNER HOME DECOR, AT WAREHOUSE DIRECT PRICES! The Conservancy has been monitoring sea turtle nesting and hatchlings on Keewaydin Island continuously since 1982, making it one of the longest-running sea turtle monitoring and research projects in the nation. Conservancy researchers have documented more than 284,000 hatchlings of primarily loggerhead sea turtles. Loggerheads are a protected species and only nest in two main areas of the world: off the coast of Oman in the Middle East and on the beaches of Florida, specifically in the Southwest region. A female lays 100-120 eggs in each nest and can lay multiple nests in a season. Our first priority is to protect the turtles nests from predation by caging them. Otherwise, raccoons would destroy 85-90 percent of the nests and few if any hatchlings would ever reach the Gulf of Mexico, Mr. Addison says. Station workers also measure and identify each turtle with a numbered tag. Since sea turtles typically return to the same beach to nest every two to four years, we now have reproductive life histories of some Keewaydin turtles that go back over 20 years. Funding for the Conservancys sea turtle program comes primarily from individual donors. Mr. Addison credits the programs success to the generosity of those who support it. To help support the Conservancys sea turtle program and to learn more about the organizations work with sea turtles, visit www.conservancy.org/ seaturtles. Conservancy biologist David Addison cuts the ribbon on the new sea turtle research station that was dedicated in honor of his 43 years of service to the organizations sea turtle monitoring and protection program. He is joined by Conservancy board member Phil Gresh, facilities Manager Scott Wanrow and President Rob Moher.
A20 WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Watch out for CCSO traffic deputiesHeres where Collier County Sheriffs Office deputies will be on traffic detail the week of April 24-28: Monday, April 24 Collier Boulevard and Tuscany Cove Drive: Speeding Bayshore Drive and Botanical Place Circle: Speeding Immokalee Road and Juliet Boulevard: Red-light running Tuesday, April 25 Airport-Pulling and Vanderbilt Beach roads: Red-light running Pine Ridge Road and Naples Boulevard: Aggressive driving White and Weber boulevards: Aggressive driving Wednesday, April 26 Radio Road and Santa Barbara Boulevard: Speeding Collier and Green boulevards: Aggressive Driving Tollgate and Beck boulevards: Speeding Thursday, April 27 Davis Boulevard and Country Barn Road: Speeding Tamiami Trail East and Airport-Pulling Road: Red-light running Pine Ridge Road at I-75 northbound exit: Aggressive driving Friday, April 28 U.S. 41 North and Vanderbilt Beach Road: Red-light running 111th Avenue North at Naples Park Elementary School: Speeding Golden Gate Parkway and Livingston Road: Speeding Sharpen your road skills at AARP classAARP offers classes to help older drivers learn about new traffic laws, refresh their driving skills and reduce their risk for tickets and accidents. Drivers over age 55 might be eligible for a discount on auto insurance. Cost is $15 for AARP members, $20 for others. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the number listed with the session you wish to attend. Thursday, April 27: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Williams Ministry Center, 750 Seagate Drive, Naples; 947-1727. Thursday, May 18: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Williams Ministry Center, 750 Seagate Drive, Naples; 947-1727.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 NEWS A21 BEHIND THE WHEELPalm Beach auction as much big dollar as bargain basementAuctions are intimidating by design. They are in a room filled with so many people it requires stadium seating (plus live network TV,) and everything is focused on one item at a time. So, if youre the person bidding on a car, it can feel like hundreds of eyes are following every twitch of your fingers. Winners are heroes for a moment, and everyone else feels like a true loser at least until they wheel the next car up on stage. All of this is part of a formula to extract the extra bid out of everyone. It might seem manipulative, but its also why some owners only take their classic cars to auctions. However, there is some good news, and this years BarrettJackson Palm Beach sale highlighted the optimistic side. Even with an eye for trying to get the most money possible out of people, there were still plenty of affordable cars. There were multiple examples of iconic American classics like the first-generation Ford Mustang and plenty of Palm Beachs favorite, the Mercedes 560 SLs. They all sold for well under $20K. But those who watch the markets diligently also know that these were selling close to what it cost for a private sale. What makes Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach exceptionally attractive are affordable examples of cars that are unique beyond comparison. After all, its hard to find an equivalent machine to a 1957 Fiat 500 microcar stuffed with a Porsche transmission and Subaru WRX 2.5-liter turbo motor hanging off the back. It doesnt get more survivor-grade than a 1977 Ford F-350 pickup with only 3,130 miles on it and so original that its current tires were installed four decades ago at the factory. There was even a right-hand drive 1990 Chevrolet Corvette that General Motors built as a concept to study selling the car in countries like England and Australia. Production never followed, making this an exclusive find. All of those vehicles sold for well under $20,000. Thats still real money, but anyone who frequents the local car shows has seen collectors spend more on custom vehicles that are not as unique as some that went through this auction. Those just looking for rock-bottom prices could even find some interesting classics like a 1977 Ford Thunderbird, a 1981 Jaguar XJ6, and a 1963 Chevrolet Corvair convertible. These and many other second-tier classics had shining paint and were healthy enough to be driven home from the auction block and none of them broke the $5K ceiling. Possibly the largest standout from the bargain basement was a 1989 Maserati Biturbo Zagato Spyder. These cars have the kind of reliability reputation that most people wouldnt wish on their worst enemy. Still, selling at $1,700 gives someone who is mechanically inclined a beautiful Italian convertible for a Craigslist price. The abundance of affordable cars doesnt mean that the event looked like a used car junkyard. Highlighting reasonably priced rides just illustrates that its a large enough auction to include something for everyone. Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach still included plenty of high-dollar exotics, including a specially-built 2006 Ford GT targa for $401,500, a 1988 Lamborghini Countach for $236,500, and a 2010 Ferrari 599 GTB for $200,200. The prestige and provenance of a 1968 Shelby Mustang GT500KR convertible once owned by actor Lee Marvin pushed the price to $220K. Also, the first retail sale of a new 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 occurred during the auction. This was part of the extensive charity sales, and in this case, raised nearly a quarter of a million dollarsfor the United Way. Auctions can be intimidating, but that shouldnt stop the average classic car dreamer. Many of the sale prices this year were at or below expectations. Barrett-Jackson will say thats the benefit of buying from their no reserve auctions, and experts might see this as a sign of a softening market. But all you really need to know is that the deals are out there if youre willing to put up with all eyes on you. mylesKORNBLATTmk@autominded.com Maserati Biturbo Zagato Spyder 560SL and VW convertible Ford Model A 1957 Fiat 500 with Subaru turbo power Lincoln Continental and Ford Mustang
A22 WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Bringing New Life to Senior Living brookdale.com At Brookdale communities your dad will have options for healthy meals with great company, because both nutrition and social connections are important. Call (855) 518-6569 today to schedule your complimentary lunch and visit. We are available 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday. time to call (855) 518-6569BROOKDALE SENIOR LIVING and BRINGING NEW LIFE TO SENIOR LIVING are the registered trademarks of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. All rights reserved. 32506 NaplesWeekly Dad hasnt had a vegetable in 6 months During the Second World War, virtually every family in the nation had someone involved in the war effort, he says. That percentage decreased during Vietnam and even more so in our recent efforts in the Middle East. What veterans now experience when they return home is a total lack of understanding from their community. The five servicemen participating in Telling: Southwest Florida include post-9/11 Iraq veterans of combat infantry and military police, as well as a Vietnam War medic and a veteran who served during the Cold War. Jason Calabrese of Naples, an English professor at Florida SouthWestern State College, is among them. He served in the U.S. Army from 2002 to 2005 and was deployed with the 1st Infantry Division in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II. Mr. Calabrese was completing his second masters degree at Long Island University when 9/11 occurred I lived a privileged life in academia and never truly appreciated the sacrifices others had made for my liberties, he says. September 11th was a wake-up call. I felt compelled to enlist afterward and served three years and three months, with 15 of those months in Iraq. After a four-year hiatus to get married, find a civilian job and start a family he returned to serve as a Florida National Guard Reservist. Mr. Calabrese received two Army Commendation Medals and the Combat Infantry Badge for his service in Iraq. I liken the combat experience to getting my wisdom teeth removed, he says. Its something Ill never regret doing, but I would never care to do it again although I will if Im re-deployed. He struggled with the adjustment when he returned to civilian life, but he says a strong support network made all the difference as he re-acclimated. Having loved ones and hopes and dreams waiting back home gives you something worth fighting to return to. It keeps you tethered to reality in a surreal environment like that. Mr. Calabrese intends to simply tell audiences what he has experienced. All I can do is offer my perspective on the events and relay the feelings and thoughts I had at the time and my reflections on it all these years later, he says. Some of its funny, some of its sad, but Id like to think its an interesting story. Like Mr. Calabrese, Naples resident Joseph Cofield is a U.S. Army veteran, but his service took place during the Cold War, from 1976 to 1997. The retired educator, who taught history, economics and World Cultures at Bonita Springs Middle School, spent 14 years stationed in Germany, near the border with the former East Germany. As many times as we prepared for war at any second, you cant get any closer than that, aside from combat. I was fortunate I didnt have to go combat, but I came close many times, he said. Today, Mr. Cofield is the founder and operator of the Constitution Project, a nonprofit that strives to get a copy of the U.S. Constitution into the hands of every fifthgrade student in Florida. Hes taking part in Telling: Southwest Florida to discuss how his military service made possible the dreams of a boy from a small town who wanted to attend college and becoming a teacher. I want people to know that you dont have to be born with a silver spoon in your mouth to have dreams that come true, Mr. Cofield says. I was just a little kid from North Carolina, but it was my dream that hard work and pursuit of education could get you a lot of places. In the military, you can work hard, move up in rank and make more money. And you get to meet new people, your mind can be expanded and wonderful things happen. The military also allowed him to earn his associates and bachelors degrees while on duty. Timothy Durham spent 1976 through 1983 as a reconnaissance scout with the U.S. Armys 5th Infantry Division and 101st Airborne Division. After 9/11 he joined the Florida National Guard and was deployed to Iraq in 2005 with the 651st Military Police Company. He received the Bronze Star for meritorious service as squad leader of a platoon that transported Iraqi detainees. A resident of Bonita Springs and a graduate of the Florida State University College of Law, Mr. Durham is executive manager of corporate business operations for Collier County. He learned about Telling: Southwest Florida from a Collier County commissioner. I think its a good thing, he says about giving veterans the opportunity to share their stories. I just thought this would be a great way to share the experience Its a pleasant and cathartic experience, sharing. I dont know why, but it is. For more information about Telling: Southwest Florida, visit https://floridahumanities.org/programs/veterans/the-tellingproject/telling-southwest-florida/. TELLINGFrom page 1 DURHAM CALABRESE COFIELD Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comwww.facebook.com/NaplesFloridaWeeklyTHERES A LOT TO LIKE
GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE 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, April 22, at Vineyards Community Park, 6231 Arbor Blvd. W. Registration starts at 7 a.m. and the walk steps out at 7:30 a.m. Family fun and entertainment will go on from 9-11 a.m. Registration for the 5K, which is organized by Gulf Coast Runners, is $35 by April 21, $45 on the day of the event; registration to run/walk a 1-mile route is $10. To sign up or for more information, visit www.friendsoffosterchildren.net. Lipman Family Farms hosts the Run for Backpacks 5K & 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 seventh annual Shark Frenzy golf tournament to benefit Gulf Coast High School starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 22, at Vineyards Golf Club. Registration for $110 includes a barbecue lunch, goodie bag and coupons to play area courses. For more information or to register, call 353-0505. South Florida Canoe Kayak Club and College of Life Foundation host the second annual Calusa Palooza with kayak, canoe and stand-up paddleboard races starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 22, at Koreshan State Historic Site. Participants can compete 4and 8-mile races (1-mile courses for ages 10 and younger). Registration in advance is required. Call 992-2184 or visit www.collegeoflifefoundation.org. 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 starting at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, April 23, at The Club at Grandezza. The day includes a full game, lunch and awards ceremony. Registration is $175. To sign up or for more information, 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 417-3465 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce holds its annual golf tournament at 1 p.m. Friday, April 28, at Quail Creek Country Club. The event includes a pre-game lunch, a hole-in-one contest with a $10,000 cash prize and an awards dinner. 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. The 12th annual Royal Palm Academy Golf Classic takes place Saturday, April 29, at Vineyards Country Club. Golfers will enjoy breakfast, lunch and an award presentation. Registration is $200. To sign up or for more information, call 594-9888 or email email@example.com. The 14th annual EWGA Ladies Charity Pro-Am tournament takes place Sunday, April 30, at Wyndemere Golf Club to benefit PACE Center for Girls. The event is preceded by a dinner at the club on Friday, April 29. Registration is $185 for amateurs, $85 for pros and $640 for teams. To sign up or for more information, call 304-0579 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts a golf tournament starting with a continental breakfast Thursday, May 5, at Spring Run Golf Club. Tee-off is at 9 a.m. An awards luncheon wraps up the day. Registration is $100 and benefits the organizations programs for at-risk youth. For more information or to register, call 4958989 or visit www.artcenterbonita.org. Email news about charity sports events to Lindsey Nesmith at lnesmith@ floridaweekly.com. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 A23 Animal Specialty Hospital of Florida LLC in Naples, FL, seeks veterinarian to work at 24/7 emergency animal hospital. Job is for full time permanent employment (40 hours per week). Duties include treatment and stabilization of small animals in 24/7 Emergency Animal Hospital. Must be licensed veterinarian in Florida and have minimum 2 years of experience treating small animals at emergency animal hospital. Please send resume to anima email@example.com. STOREWIDE40%OFF Earth Day Sale! Friday, April 21 Home Furnishings 11127 Tamiami Trail East Home Improvement 5430 Yahl StreetShop appliances, cabinets, furniture and more!MF: 10am to 6pm, Sat: 10am to 4pm, Sun: ClosedVisit HabitatStores.org or call 239-732-6388VISIT OUR 2 NAPLES LOCATIONS! Step Up In at AGOSTINOS Call Today! 239.594.303711985 Tamiami Trail NorthNaples, FLOPEN MONDAY-SATURDAY 10-5, SUNDAY 11-4Visit our new website at agostinos.com Also visit: interiorsbyagostinos.comVisit Our ShowroomFINE FURNITURE. ART GALLERY. DESIGN STUDIO. Complimentary Interior Design SALEACCESSORIES & BOTANICALS LIGHTING FURNITURE UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE MIRRORS & LARGE ART GALLERY COURTESY PHOTOA record crowd of more than 175 cyclists took part in the 10th annual Everglades Bike Ride to benefit Friends of the River of Grass Greenway. Seventy cyclists pedaled the 62mile route, 50 took up the off-road challenge through the Fakahatchee Strand (pictured here), and 57 recreational cyclists toured Everglades City, Chokoloskee and Plantation Island. Everyone returned to McLeod Park for a seafood lunch catered by Triad Seafood Cafe and homemade calamondin cake. For information about the River of Grass Greenway, visit www.evergladesrogg.org.
A24 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR FREE LASIK CONSULTATION!The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination, or treatment that is performed as a result of, and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, or reduced fee service, examination and treatment. $1,000 OFF LASIK $500 per eye; offer good through April 30, 2017.Cannot be combined with any other offer.All Laser Lasik Bausch & Lomb Technolas/Victus State-of-the-Art Technology Nina Nordgren, M.D.Board Eligible Ophthalmologist SWFLEYE.COM 239.314.2352 ASALAphilanthropy.com5660 Strand Court, Naples, Florida 34110Meet newly arrived refugeesHear their stories Learn about the process refugees undergo to be resettled in the United States Support the International Refugee Assistance Project (refugeerights.org) For more information please visit: asalaphilanthropy.com Saturday, May 27, 2017 | 710PM The Current Event Center 975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd., Naples, FL 34110Tickets: $15 Night with Refugees HEALTHY LIVINGHodges schedules information sessions about LPN program Hodges University invites those who are interested in becoming licensed practical nurses to learn about the schools LPN certificate program from 5-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25. Holly Madison, Ph.D., director of nursing at the universitys School of Allied Health, will discuss entry requirements and the course plan as well as career and salary opportunities for LPNs. Information about the Test of Essential Academic Skills exam will also be provided. Hodges 12-month LPN certificate program is completed on evenings and weekends at the Naples campus and includes lectures, laboratory procedures and clinical experience. The program is designed to interface with other degree programs, allowing graduates to seek professional growth opportunities. May 5 is the last day to register for the next LPN certificate program. For more information, call Ms. Madison at 598-6163, email hmadison@hodges. edu or visit www.hodges.edu/soah/. Marco yoga fest welcomes allRevival Yoga Fitness Studio hosts the Marco Yoga Fest from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at St. Marks Episcopal Church, 1101 N. Collier Blvd. In addition to yoga, sessions include meditation and lessons in the hula-hoop and belly dancing. Assorted vendors will be onsite as well. A one-class pass is $20, and an allday pass is $50. For reservations or more information, call 393-3400 or visit www.revivalyogastudiomarco. com. Type 1, type 2 diabetes diagnoses on the rise among children and teens NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTHRates of new diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are increasing among youth in the United States, according to a study published April 13 in the New England Journal of Medicine. In the United States, 29.1 million people are living with diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes, and about 208,000 people younger than 20 years of age are living with diagnosed diabetes.The SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth study is the first ever to estimate trends in new diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in youth (those under the age of 20) from the five major racial/ ethnic groups in the United States: non-Hispanic whites, non-Hispanic blacks, Hispanics, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders and Native Americans. (The Native American youth who participated in the study are not representative of all Native American youth in the United States. Thus, these rates cannot be generalized to all Native American youth nationwide.)Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health, the SEARCH study found that from 2002 to 2012, incidence, or the rate of new diagnosed cases of type 1 diabetes in youth increased by about 1.8 percent each year. During the same period, the rate of new diagnosed cases of type 2 diabetes increased even more quickly, at 4.8 percent. The study included 11,244 youth ages 0-19 with type 1 diabetes and 2,846 youth ages 10-19 with type 2. Because of the early age of onset and longer diabetes duration, youth are at risk for developing diabetes related complications at a younger age. This profoundly lessens their quality of life, shortens their life expectancy and increases health care costs, said Dr. Giuseppina Imperatore, an epidemiologist in CDCs Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The study results reflect the nations first and only ongoing assessment of trends in type 1 and type 2 diabetes among youth and help identify how the epidemic is changing over time in Americans under the age of 20 years.Key findings Across all racial/ethnic groups, the rate of new diagnosed cases of type 1 diabetes increased more annually from 2003-2012 in males (2.2 percent) than in females (1.4 percent) ages 0-19. Among youth ages 0-19, the rate of new diagnosed cases of type 1 diabetes increased most sharply in Hispanic youth, a 4.2 percent annual increase. In non-Hispanic blacks, the rate of new diagnosed cases of type 1 diabetes increased by 2.2 percent and in non-Hispanic whites by 1.2 percent per year. Among youth ages 10-19, the rate of new diagnosed cases of type 2 diabetes rose most sharply in Native Americans (8.9 percent), Asian Americans/ Pacific Islanders (8.5 percent) and non-Hispanic blacks (6.3 percent). The rates for Native Americans cannot be generalized to all Native American youth nationwide. Among youth ages 10-19, the rate of new diagnosed cases of type 2 diabetes increased 3.1 percent among Hispanics. The smallest increase was seen in whites (0.6 percent). The rate of new diagnosed cases of type 2 diabetes rose much more sharply in females (6.2 percent) than in males (3.7 percent) ages 10-19.Cause unclearThese findings lead to many more questions, said Dr. Barbara Linder, senior advisor for childhood diabetes research at NIHs National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. The differences among racial and ethnic groups and between genders raise many questions. We need to understand why the increase in rates of diabetes development varies so greatly and is so concentrated in specific racial and ethnic groups.Type 1 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes in young people, is a condition in which the body fails to make insulin. Causes of type 1 diabetes are still unknown. However, disease development is suspected to follow exposure of genetically predisposed people to an environmental trigger, stimulating an immune attack against the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas. In type 2 diabetes, the body does not make or use insulin well. Type 2 diabetes once was extremely rare in youth, but it has become more common in recent years. Several NIH-funded studies are directly examining how to delay, prevent, and treat diabetes. For more information, visit www.nih.gov.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 A25 Survive & Thrive with sunset yoga at LaPlayaLaPlaya Beach & Golf Resorts hosts a sunset yoga on the beach session in partnership with Survive & Thrive from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6. Survive & Thrive offers yoga instruction and mindfulness techniques based on cancer sensitivity programming. The organizations certified yoga instructors are also trained by Yoga4Cancer to provide the safest and most effective methodology for student experience. The sunset yoga class is part of a wellness campaign promoted by LaPlaya. It will be led by local yoga instructor Wendy Campbell, the founder of Survive & Thrive. As a survivor of Hodgkins lymphoma, Ms. Campbell created the organization as a response to her journey living with and healing from cancer. The organization is committed to sharing practices that reduce suffering and cultivate freedom, choice and balance. After class, participants will enjoy light bites and refreshing drinks. Bring yoga mat or beach towel; the resort will provide a towel and water. Cost is $30 in advance, $40 at the door ($10 for children). All proceeds from registration will benefit Survive & Thrive. Attendees can also purchase raffle tickets to win an 80-minute traditional couples massage from the resorts SpaTerre. RSVP by emailing LaPlayaEvents@ glodownead.com. For more information about Survive & Thrive, visit www.wendycampbellyoga.com/survive-thrive. Visually impaired invited to meetingsLighthouse of Collier Center for Blindness and Vision Loss invites all who are blind or visually impaired to attend a support group from 10-11:30 a.m. every Wednesday at the center, 2685 Horseshoe Drive in Naples. Facilitator Rick Hart encourages attendees to share the challenges they face and the techniques they find helpful in managing those challenges. Attendees feel less isolated as they make connections with others who can relate to their situation. Friends and family members who care for a blind or visually impaired friend or loved one can also benefit from the group and are welcome to attend. Reservations are not required. The nonprofit also hosts a brown bag lunch and program at 11 a.m. on the third Tuesday of every month. Attendance is free. Guests should bring their own lunch and will be able to ask questions of the speaker after his presentation. Social hour will follow. Visually impaired people and their caregivers are welcome. The next lunch program is May 16. Reservations are appreciated. For brown bag lunch reservations or more information about programs and services, call Lighthouse of Collier at 430-3934 or visit www.lighthouseofcollier.org. Recent scores put NCH on the right path, but always with room for improvementMetrics and measures help quantify value. And in health care, we have scores of numbers to help us self-evaluate and maintain transparency. Recently we received important rankings for Collier Countys health as well as for our own NCH safety and finances. We are in a good position on an excellent pathway, but still and always will have room to improve. These thoughts remind me of my formal medical career and its ongoing feedback and learning opportunities, which resulting in my being able to help others with my newly acquired education and skills. Similarly, we now are using metrics to improve health on a larger scale.The 2017 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows Collier County as the second healthiest county in Florida (following St. Johns County south of Jacksonville). The past four years saw us at first, first, fourth and third. These rankings provide a snapshot of the health of counties across the country and emphasize that health is not a singular effort but a combined work in progress across all community partners. They use data related to physical environments, social and economic factors, health behaviors and clinical care (see more at www. CountyHealthRankings.org). In collaboration with local governments, nonprofit organizations, healthcare facilities, business groups, schools, faith-based organizations and many other stakeholders, we are improving the health for all people in Collier County. Life expectancy in Collier County continues to improve and is now the best in the America, whereas our nations life expectancy is declining. We also are the healthiest and happiest metropolitan statistical area according to the Gallop Healthways Well-Being Index. All of these facts reflect a community where everyone is encouraged to live a longer, happier and healthier life. The Leapfrog Group measures patient safety and quality, assigning grades every six months to hospitals and health-care systems. The NCH Baker Hospital and our North Naples Hospital received a B, which is the same grade as six months ago. We previously received A scores and obviously aspire and plan to get back to the top. The objective metrics for our quality outcomes and processes are excellent and are at the A level, but our hospitality metric has opportunity for improvement. We are improving our patient satisfaction scores. We pledge to honor the trust of our patients by being transparent about our progress and working toward the highest possible standard of patient satisfaction and safety. Moodys Investor Service affirms our A2 rating with a stable outlook summarized as follows: The A2 reflects NCHs leading and growing market position as a full-service tertiary provider in a demographically favorable primary service area and a long-standing history of successful fundraising. The rating also reflects favorable operating performance, translating into good debt service coverage, and growing liquidity metrics over the last three years. This is tempered by a high Medicare exposure (59 percent in FY 2016), seasonal volume trends and rising costs related to a nursing shortage. These important metrics show strength with opportunity. We will always be on a pathway of improvement, measurement, feedback, process change and more improvement. We believe that haring our report card with those we serve will help everyone live a longer, happier and healthier life. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. s H f i h allenWEISSallen.firstname.lastname@example.org
A26 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Cristin MaddenVP, Commercial Lending Collier Countycmadden@csbt.com 239-672-9626Maryann Mize, CCIMSenior Vice President Senior Credit Ofcermmize@csbt.com941-624-1916Kim DonnellyVP, Commercial Lending Lee Countykdonnelly@csbt.com239-476-0870 www.charlottestatebankandtrust.com Celebrate Earth Day! Fun for the Whole family! Supporting Sponsors Classroom 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, EXHIBITORSPresenting SponsorJonathan and Nancy Hamill PET TALESAchy brachy dogs BY DR. MARTY BECKER AND KIM CAMPBELL THORNTONAndrews McMeel SyndicationIf you live with a bulldog, French bulldog, pug or other brachycephalic breed, youre probably familiar with large veterinary bills related to breathing difficulties, eye injuries and nasty skin-fold infections. But you might be surprised to learn that those dogs are also more prone to common conditions that affect all dogs. That was the finding of a research team at Nationwide after analyzing its database of 1.27 million dogs from 2007 to 2015. They looked at 184,748 dogs of 24 breeds identified as brachycephalic meaning they had large heads, short snouts and protruding eyes to determine whether those dogs were less healthy, as healthy or more healthy than dogs without those features. When accidents, infectious diseases and conditions related to brachycephalic anatomy, such as elongated soft palate and a smaller-than-normal trachea, were removed from consideration, brachycephalic dogs were less healthy across the board. Ear infections, allergies, bladder infections and pneumonia were all found at higher rates in dogs with shortened faces. The relative disease rates for pneumonia are particularly noteworthy, the report states. The prevalence of pneumonia was twice as high in brachycephalic dogs 1.6 percent compared to 0.77 percent in other dogs. Brachycephalic dogs also had greater rates of digestive issues (including their infamous flatulence), tooth extractions, hyperthermia (overhea ting), valvular heart disease, bacterial skin infections, anal gland problems, patellar luxation, intervertebral disc disease, corneal ulcers and conjunctivitis. Which breeds fall into the brachycephalic category? The breeds mentioned above are no surprise, but the list also includes the affenpinscher, Boston terrier, boxer, Brussels griffon, cavalier King Charles spaniel, dogue de Bordeaux, Japanese chin, Lhasa apso, mastiff, bull mastiff, Neapolitan mastiff, Pyrenean mastiff, Tibetan mastiff, Spanish mastiff, Pekingese and Shih Tzu. Even before this information was announced at the 2017 North American Veterinary Conference in Orlando, Florida, veterinarians have been concerned about the health of brachycephalic dogs. In a presentation at NAVC in 2016, veterinarian Philip A. Moses addressed the health-related welfare of flat-faced dogs. A study by Niels C. Pedersen published last July in the journal Canine Genetics and Epidemiology reported that loss of genetic diversity in the bulldog was pronounced in the region of the genome that contains many of the genes that regulate normal immune responses. And at an Aug. 6 session at the 2016 American Veterinary Medical Association conference in San Antonio, Dr. Gail Golab, AVMAs chief advocacy and public policy officer, noted that breeding dogs for extreme physical characteristics such as brachycephaly and wrinkled skin had led to a multitude of health issues. What can be done? Dr. Moses says that beyond treating individual dogs surgically to relieve their breathing difficulties, its important for kennel clubs, breeders, owners and veterinarians to recognize and learn about the health problems in these dogs and how they can be improved through better breeding. He regularly speaks to breed clubs about the issues associated with their breeds, especially those with a genetic basis. In the 2016 NAVC proceedings, he says: For example, hemivertebrae is highly heritable and could be virtually removed from most of these breeds if radiographic screening was compulsory. I advise that all dogs should have good-quality spinal radiographs taken at 6 months of age, and any dog with any vertebral body abnormalities should be neutered. He urges breeders to educate new puppy owners about the problems associated with their breeds. Pets of the Week>> Berlioz is a mellow domestic shorthair whos about 2 years old. He is affectionate and friendly to everyone and will make a wonderful friend forever. >> Helena is a 1-yearold domestic shorthair purr baby who loves to be brushed and petted. Shes great with other cats and people and is sure to win your heart. >> Kane is a handsome 8-month-old Catahoula mix who loves to play. He weighs about 36 pounds, is good on his leash, and likes to go for walks. >> Tensy is a happy 3-year-old terrier-bully mix who weighs about 53 pounds. She loves to run and play, knows her basics and is eager to learn more from her forever family.To adopt or foster a petDuring April adoption fees are half priced at Collier County Domestic Animal Services. Dogs are $40 for under 4 months old, $30 for 4 months to 6 years old and $15 for 7 years and older. Cats are $30 for under 4 months old, $20 for 4 months to 6 years old and $10 for 7 years and older. The fee includes sterilization surgery, vaccinations, pet license, ID microchip, and 30 days of pet health insurance. Visit DAS from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday at 7610 Davis Blvd. Call 252-7387 or visit www.colliergov. net/pets. Bulldogs and other short-faced breeds can have shorter, less healthy lives than other dogs.
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Then there were the spring breaks of my early 20s and getting invited to beach parties full of frat boys down here from Midwestern colleges. Later, when my son was a boy, spring break meant trips to Disney World or Busch Gardens. More recent years, my spring breaks have been spent staying at home as much as possible to avoid the insane traffic that plagues our little corner of paradise this time of year. But, this years spring break has been like no other: Im a Nana on crutches (due to a broken ankle) spending it with a curious, energetic 3-year-old on his first-ever trip to Florida. Bentley: What are those trees, Nana (actually, since vowel sounds are still a bit of a challenge, aforementioned toddler pronounces it Need-nah)? Me: Palm trees. Bentley: What is that water, Nana? Me: The river. Bentley: Whats it do? Me: Um, it flows. Bentley: Where is your basement, Nana? Me: We dont have one. There arent many basements in Florida like there are in Ohio. Bentley: Then where does everybody keep their washer and dryer? Me: Um, in their laundry room. Bentley: Then your monsters are in your laundry room because you got no basement for them to live? Bentleys other grandparents live on a farm in rural Ohio where he gets to learn about chopping wood and shucking corn, which is pretty identical to my life when I was 3 years old. I was around 8 when we took our first trip to the land of Disney World, palm trees and swimming pools, so I didnt have a lot of questions. I just wanted a suntan that I could take back to Ohio and show off to my pale friends. Bentley, however, is a different story. On his first night here, he looked over the balcony of our condo, pointed toward the community Jacuzzi and asked, Is that the pool, Nana? No, Bentley, I answered. Thats the hot tub. He then pointed toward the actual pool. And thats the cold tub? His fascination with visiting his Florida Nana and my husband (GrandTodd) hasnt all been Florida-centric. 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Arthrex, a Naples-based company which designs and manufactures medical devices for orthopedic surgeons, struggles with finding skilled machinists and often taps engineering and management talent from outside the area, said Alyssa Norus, associate recruitment specialist. People who have relocated here see the area much like a tourist does, she said. They need to find a purpose, a niche and it can be really hard. I was born and raised in Florida and I can only imagine whats its like for someone coming here from out of state. It seems touristy, which makes it really hard to meet people. Lee Healths findings created a great big ripple effect among the areas eight largest employers and the Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council. Together theyre sponsoring the Great Big Community Involvement Fair, an event designed to introduce newcomers to volunteer and involvement opportunities in Southwest Florida. So far, nearly 40 groups as varied as colleges and technical schools health and wellness organizations, nonprofit agencies, churches, community theaters, arts and culture groups, attractions and youth sports have purchased booths for the April 26 fair at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center in Bonita Springs. Its not a job fair although Arthrex and other businesses plan to provide information about available positions. Sponsoring companies include Arthrex, Chicos FAS, Collier County Public Schools, Gartner, Hertz, Lee County School District, Lee Health, NCH Healthcare System and Physicians Regional Healthcare System. Theyre all encouraging employees and their families to attend, sending out emails, newsletters and brochures. Weve talked about employee retention for years, said Tiffany Esposito, executive director of the economic development council. The target audience for the fair is people who have recently relocated to the area. We have a vested interest in getting people to stay. The BSEEDC took on coordinating the event following a presentation by Mrs. Oloruntola-Coates and Michelle Zech, Lee Healths human resources business partner whos actively involved in workforce development initiatives in Southwest Florida. Major employers jumped on board as did young professional groups actively trying to increase enrollment. People thought the fair was a good idea because their employees didnt know how to get involved in the community, Mrs. Oloruntola-Coates said. For us, it brings the community to our employees who can pick and choose where they can become involved. We had been thinking of adding an event because of our business partnerships role with workforce development, said Ms. Zech. Weve been talking about engaging employees but it was difficult for Lee Health to do because of the manpower needed. The idea was born from us getting together with Yemisi and all getting on the same page. This is the first time we know about that the major employers in Lee and Collier County have gotten together for one project.Mrs. Oloruntola-Coates curiosity was piqued after hearing repeated concerns and complaints from transplanted employees and hiring managers. They talked about the challenges with finding unique ways to engage employees in their new environment, she said. I wondered if this was pervasive among new hires who moved here from out of town.It was. But even the happiest employees may end up leaving the area if their spouse and children feel isolated. Mrs. Oloruntola-Coates knows from personal experience how a newcomer can experience community disconnect. She was what her own research calls a trailing spouse, moving here from New York City in 2004 for her spouses job. She wasnt happy in her new community until she landed a job with the health system. Her position also engaged her in the community. It has enhanced my time here because I learned so much and met so many different people in the community, Mrs. Oloruntola-Coates said. That was an added value and it made a difference for me. It made me want to stay.By focusing on the entire family, the fair will show stay-at-home mothers available volunteering opportunities as well as programs for their children. It will also serve as a mixer, providing interaction between employees of the regions largest businesses, noted Ms. Zech.Getting employees involved in the community is really important for us because Arthrex is very involved and committed to the community, Ms. Norus said. We encourage employees to get involved. The fair lets them see what else is here, meet people and feel fully integrated with Collier County. Arthrex, which employs 2,862 in its Southwest Florida and two California locations, often tries to place trailing spouses in the company. If a spouse doesnt feel like he or she has a purpose, the family may move back, Ms. Norus said. We want to keep our employees and their families happy. Nurturing happy employees and families will become even more important during the next decade with the anticipated workplace shift demanding more college graduates and certificate holders. So too will creating a homegrown workforce with the skills needed by local businesses. Southwest Florida Works, regional workforce development initiatives and other organizations are working collaboratively on programs to help traditional and nontraditional students succeed in post-secondary education and return to or remain in the area. In her role, Mrs. Oloruntola-Coates responds to a variety of managers requests to improve engagement for newly arrived employees, sometimes even matchmaking. Ive had managers ask me to find companions for employees because they were struggling a little and might leave, she said. Ms. Esposito expects the Great Big Community Involvement Fair to attract 50 agencies. The fair is from 4 to 7 p.m. to accommodate nine-to-fivers and employees who work the nightshift. Were expecting success and hope for this to become an annual event geared to helping engage others in the community, she said. Being involved gives people a sense of home and place so they can build their lives here. We are excited about this event, said Mrs. Oloruntola-Coates. We want employees to really embrace Southwest Florida and make this their home. ENGAGEFrom page 1 Great Big Community Involvement Fair>> When: 4-7 p.m. April 26 >> Where: SWFL Performing Arts Center/ Teatro Ristorante, 11515 Bonita Beach Road South East, Bonita Springs >> Info: 992-2943 ESPOSITO
Jennifer and I came to the conclusion, having worked for three large institutions, that they were no longer putting their clients interests before their own, he says. We saw the conflicts of interest and that quarterly profit was more important than taking care of clients. That was sort of the genesis, putting our clients interests first. Rather than operating on a commission basis, the companys compensation is based on a fee structure, with fees increasing as the value of a clients portfolio increases. It basically puts the client and our firm on the same team, as opposed to a commission-based situation, he says. Duties are divided at AHIA, with Mr. Hill focused on researching financial markets and creating and managing client portfolios, while Ms. Figurelli handles personal financial concierge services, such as analyzing a clients circumstances to address such things as funding college tuition, retiree finances and, for professionals, suggesting pension plan options to decrease taxes and increase savings. AHIA also includes investment advisor Robert D. Lovett and investment associate Noelle Matthews. The company had just three clients when it opened for business; today AHIA manages about $66 million in assets for 90 clients, according to Mr. Hill. He describes his goal for each workday as making sure clients are prepared for whatever may happen. That can be good things or sometimes it can be bad things, like if somebody passes away and do they have enough life insurance, he says. In terms of my investment objectives, we try to outperform our overall benchmarks, such as stocks. We try to outperform the indices by some margin. We dont take enough risks to have dramatically different results than the benchmarks, but we try to do a little bit better. Born in Toronto and raised in New Jersey and the Buffalo, N.Y., area, Mr. Hill earned a bachelors degree in accounting from Canisius College in Buffalo, which recently inducted him into its DiGamma Honor Society. After working as an accountant for two years, post-graduation, he moved on to Syracuse University, where he earned an MBA. He attributes his business philosophy of service to others to the lessons learned while attending Canisius, which is a Jesuit institution. That belief in serving others extends to his private life and his involvement in environmental conservation organizations and causes that promote education. An avid fisherman, he has been a member of the Regional Advisory Committee for the National Parks Conversation Association, the Hodges University Presidents Council, the Collier County Medical Society Foundation board and The Conservancy of Southwest Florida. He also helped the Miami-based Florida Panthers major league hockey club organize its first Florida Panther Conservation Night two years ago. The event raises money for public education and the monitoring of the endangered animal. He also is a board member of the Naples Financial Analysts Society and a past president of the group, and an adjunct professor at Ave Maria University, where he teaches security analysis, a finance-related class that provides instruction in how to analyze a company. Where future initiatives are concerned, Mr. Hill points to the need to keep pace with advances in the use of technology in the financial services industry. Our biggest challenge is getting awareness of our services to the mass of affluent prospects who might be underserved or overcharged by our competitors, he adds. That is by far our biggest challenge, to make people aware that theres another option to their existing investment advisor. Mr. Hill and his wife, gastroenterologist Dr. Susan Liberski, reside in Naples with their German shepherds, Skipper and Apollo. They also have a home in Chokoloskee, where he indulges his love of fishing. Interview with Andrew HillBusiness mentor: George Kermis, accounting professor at Canisius College. First job: I started Rainbow Lawn Service as my senior project in high school. I had four employees at age 19. Business words of wisdom: Be prepared and be organized. Most recent business book: Security Analysis by Benjamin Graham. Two things you look for when hiring: Honesty and a talent in an area that I dont know. Any job openings? Not today. Last time you had to fire someone, and why: Luckily, its been a few years, but the last firing was due to excessive absences. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 BUSINESS B5 MONEY & INVESTINGLowly JCPenney stock is risky, but its a risk that may pay offMention the department store JCPenney to anyone, and I think the reaction will be dependant on the persons age. Someone older than 50 may remember ordering items from its once-popular mail order catalogs. A person born in the 1970s or s may recall his parents forcing him to a store to try on Back to School clothing that he didnt want to wear. Bring up JCPenney to a Millennial and she may not know what you are talking about, never having stepped foot into a store.Needless to say, the JCPenney brand is facing hard times and its stock price is reflective of this struggle. Just 10 years ago, the stock price was over $85 per share. It is now below $6. Of course, the entire retail industry is currently under strain, but JCPenney seems to be the poster child of a retail giant that has been brought to its knees. So what has caused this store to falter and can it ever regain its luster?At its peak in the 1970s, JCPenney had over 2,000 stores across the U.S. and sold everything from clothing to appliances to car parts to shotguns and even groceries and pharmaceutical drugs. But in the 1980s, the department store decided to shed most of these businesses and focus mainly on apparel. This decision did not pan out for the company, as internet retailers Walmart, Target, Amazon and fast fashion retailers stole customers and market share. In 2011, JCPenney hired retailer superstar Ron Johnson to lead the company to greatness. Mr. Johnson formerly led Target and Apple stores to success and shareholders couldnt wait to see what he could do at struggling JCPenney. The new CEO dramatically changed how the retailer sold its products. He reasoned that consumers were tired of clipping coupons and waiting for big sales to buy items. He believed that people just wanted quality items at a fair price and that is how JCPenney started to sell its clothing. Unfortunately, people did not respond well to Mr. Johnsons new sales strategy. First, it appears that people like the game of clipping coupons and shopping at sales. They like to feel like they are getting a bargain despite the fact that the same coupons and sales are available to everyone. And without the aggressive promotions, people couldnt find a reason to shop at JCPenney. There were better pricing of name branded items online or at larger stores like Walmart. And JCPenney private label brands were deemed not as fashionable as similar brands at places like Target or fast fashion retailers.As a result, sales at JCPenney plummeted. Mr. Johnson was fired in 2013. In the past few years, the company has returned to its practice of marking up items and then heavily discounting them via coupons and sales. It has also committed to closing over 100 underperforming stores and cutting its workforce. So is JCPenney dead in the water with no hope of rescue? I wouldnt write it off quite yet. First, the company has been focusing on improving its balance sheet by paying off debt and cutting expenses. More importantly, the company has a plan in place to improve sales by pivoting away from its almost sole focus on apparel. For example, it has a Sephora cosmetics store within a store in 590 locations and plans to open 70 more in the upcoming year. Cosmetics are a high margin business that drive consumers into a store. JCPenney also recently announced that it will compete directly with Home Depot and Sears by selling appliances in its stores once again. These are products that consumers typically do not buy online and also can drive foot traffic. Finally, the company has started a Home Service division within its stores where it is offering bathroom remodeling, blind installation, home water solutions, smart home technology, and home heating/cooling. Again, these are services that you cannot buy on Amazon and are something that can distinguish JCPenney from competitors like Walmart. And it looks like these strategies are beginning to pay off. Earlier this month, the company announced that it was delaying the closing of 138 of its stores because sales and foot traffic at these locations has been considerably higher than management anticipated after the store closings were announced. But despite these positive changes, JCPenney stock remains at historical low prices. And from a valuation basis, the stock looks as discounted as a ski parka in July with its price to sales ratio at half that of many of its competitors. So much bad news is already priced into the stock that if one of its growth initiatives pays off, you could see a significant bounce in the stock. Clearly, JCP is a very risky stock right now but the risks just may be worth the potential reward. 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. r J p J g ericBRETANestaterick@gmail.com HILLFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTOAndrew Hill, center, with President John Hurley and the Rev. Benjamin Fiore at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y. Mr. Hill was recently inducted into this alma maters DiGamma Honor Society.
B6 BUSINESS WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY I trace my roots back to 1911, when my founder, a hunter frustrated with cold, damp feet, designed a boot with a rubber bottom and a leather top. I soon became known for great service and high-quality goods. Most of my early sales came from my mail-order catalog, but online sales eclipsed that in 2009. Im an outdoor gear and apparel retailing giant. My flagship store in the Northeast U.S. has no locks on its doors, as its open nonstop year-round. With 220,000 square feet, its visited by more than 3 million people yearly. I rake in more than $1 billion annually. Who am I?Think you know the answer? Well announce it in next weeks edition. THE MOTLEY FOOLTo Educate, Amuse & Enrich Ask the Fool Fools School My Dumbest Investment The Motley Fool Take Name That Company Last weeks trivia answer Write to Us! Send questions for Ask the Fool, Dumbest (or Smartest) Investments (up to 100 words), and your Trivia entries to Fool@fool.com or via regular mail c/o Florida Weekly, attn: The Motley Fool. Sorry, we cant provide individual financial advice. Styles of InvestingThere are many ways to invest in stocks. Its good to be aware of different kinds of investing and to know what your own style and preference is. Here are some key possibilities: Growth investing: Growth investors favor fast-growing companies and are willing to pay a lot for stock in them. Theyll often ignore steep P/E ratios and forgo a margin of safety, expecting stock values to keep rising as the companies grow. This approach is risky, as the stocks or the overall market might pull back sharply. Value investing: Value investing demands a margin of safety, as investors seek bargains, aiming to buy stocks for significantly less than their estimated worth. These investors focus on fundamentals of companies, such as cash flow, profit margins and dividends. Large-cap and blue-chip investing: These investors prefer large, established companies with proven track records of profitability. (Examples: Microsoft, ExxonMobil, Johnson & Johnson, FedEx, Pfizer, Visa, PepsiCo and Disney.) Such companies often feature dividends, too. Small-cap investing: Small-cap investors favor smaller, younger companies. These can be risky, as they may not be profitable yet, but they offer the chance of greater reward, as they can grow quickly. While small-cap companies can be more obscure and harder to research, they may also be easier to understand than many large caps, since they tend to be rather focused. (General Electric, for example, is involved in many industries, while the Craft Brew Alliance is mainly focused on beer.) High-yield investing: High-yield investors want income. They tend to focus on bonds and stocks with high dividend yields, including real estate investment trusts (REITs) and preferred stocks. Mutual fund investing: These investors like to park their money in index funds that track particular stock or bond indexes or in actively managed funds, where professionals choose what to invest in. Many managed mutual funds charge hefty fees and underperform simple, inexpensive index funds. The styles above are not mutually exclusive. You may focus on undervalued small-cap companies, for example, or growth-oriented mutual funds. Not So Rare MineralsIt sounded good at the time, as it had rare in its name so I invested in companies specializing in rare earth minerals. Well, the bottom fell out when the Chinese flooded the market, and the companies Id invested in became penny stocks or went bankrupt. On the bright side, I only lost about $250. But I retain the shares, as it costs $10 to sell. B.M., onlineThe Fool Responds: Rare earth minerals received a lot of media attention some years ago, in part due to their critical role in many high-tech products, such as cellphones and electric cars. Prices surged as investors got interested and bought shares. The Chinese companies that produced most of the worlds rare earth minerals boosted production to take advantage of high prices for the minerals, and other companies around the world tried to enter the business. Then the economic laws of supply and demand took over, with an oversupply in the market driving prices down. Companies such as the ones you invested in still had very high production costs, but were getting very little for their product. Thus, many went out of business. Some surviving companies have changed their names, in part to avoid negative associations. For example, Avalon Rare Metals became Avalon Advanced Materials. Commodity stocks can be extra risky, depending heavily on supply, while high production costs can leave less room for price flexibility. Brands You KnowJust about every consumer has purchased something from Hanesbrands (NYSE: HBI), with its well-established brands that include Hanes, Champion, Maidenform, DIM, Bali, Playtex, Bonds, JMS/Just My Size, Nur Die/Nur Der, Leggs, Lovable, Wonderbra, Berlei and Gear for Sports. The stock has sunk more than 20 percent over the past year, presenting a buying opportunity. Hanesbrands is feeling the effects of the weak retail environment that persists despite an otherwise improving economy. A lot of business has moved online, and Hanesbrands own e-commerce business now accounts for 11 percent of total sales, up from 8 percent a year ago. The company has also recently exited from its catalog business as it focuses on its most promising operations. Hanesbrands competitive advantages include strong brands, great presence in retail outlets, economies of scale, and a large-scale supply chain thats hard for competitors to duplicate. With 52 facilities across the globe, it can produce its goods at a lower cost. Another plus for Hanesbrands investors is its dividend, which recently yielded 3 percent. The payout has been growing briskly, rising by 36 percent early this year, and tripling since Hanesbrands established the dividend in 2013. Spun off from Sara Lee in 2006, Hanesbrands has been growing in part by acquisitions. It has been working on growing its already significant market share, and its future looks promising. I trace my roots to 1916, when my founder, who shares my name, established the Aero Products Company. A year later, during World War I, I was building flying boats for the U.S. Navy. That led to more offerings for the military. In the 1920s, I expanded into airmail services and also bought companies such as Sikorsky and Pratt & Whitney. Soon after, antitrust laws made me break up. Im a commercial and military aerospace giant and have built spacecraft for NASA, too. My order backlog features thousands of airplanes, and my market value tops $100 billion. Who am I? (Answer: Boeing) Business ModelsQWhat is a business model? R.P., Portland, OregonAA business model is the way a company makes its money. Razor and ink-jet printer companies, for example, sell their razors and printers relatively inexpensively and then make money on higher-profit-margin blades and ink cartridges. Ethan Allen and Ikea both sell furniture, but while Ethan Allen sells ready-made pieces, Ikea sells pieces you need to assemble yourself. Its able to charge less for them in part because theyre unassembled and packed in flat boxes. Mary Kay and Avon employ sales reps selling directly to customers (and recruiting some to sell), instead of sticking with more traditional retail outlets. While Amazon.coms online business requires warehouses and deliveries, eBays model is different and less costly, facilitating transactions between buyers and sellers. When evaluating a company, assess how attractive and profitable its business model is and what its risks and advantages are. ***QIf I had invested $1 in the stock market after the crash of 1929, how much would it be worth today? A.V., Venice, FloridaAThe Dow Jones Industrial Average (the Dow) peaked in early September 1929 at 381. The crash of 1929 took place over many months and continued beyond 1929, with the Dow initially plunging in October, falling by 12.8 percent on Oct. 28 and then another 12 percent on Oct. 29, when it closed at 230. It rallied to 294 in 1930 and later began a long descent, falling to 41 in July 1932. With the Dow recently around 20,600, its up some 500-fold since the low of 41. Thats enough to turn your $1 into $500. Not too shabby, eh? Thats an annual average growth rate of roughly 7.6 percent. Want more information about stocks? Send us an email to email@example.com. y d r e y m s r p n i n W f ee t th an 3 ly. I r a b i ll ion a Th in k answer? W next wee k BUSINESS MEETINGS The Financial Planning Association of Southwest Florida meets from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at Estero County Club. All professionals in the financial services industry are welcome. Guest speaker Annalee Kruger of CareRight Inc. will discuss how to talk to clients about aging loved ones and the need to plan for caregiving expenses. $35 for members, $55 for others. The meeting qualifies for one continuing education credit. For reservations or more information, visit www.fpa-swfl.org. The Gulf Coast chapter of the Public Relations Society of America meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at Vi Bentley Village, 701 Retreat Drive. Guest speaker Sarah Owen, president of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, will discuss crisis communications and share how the nonprofit organization worked with local partners, municipalities and victims families to assist in the aftermath of the Club Blu shooting in Fort Myers. Cost is $27 for members, $35 for nonmembers and $20 for students. Reservations are required by April 21 and can be made at www.gulfcoastprsa.org. Italian Interiors hosts a membersonly mixer for members of the Collier Building Industry Association from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, at 2670 Horseshoe Drive. $15. No walk-ins. RSVP by calling 436-6100 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Members of the Domestic Estate Management Association meet from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, at William C. Huff Companies, 4227 Progress Ave. in Naples. The program will be a panel discussion about how solar has become a viable option for energy production, and how the future of solar will reshape the environmental footprint for Southwest Florida. To sign up or for more information, call (407) 217-7582, email email@example.com or visit www.domesticmanagers.com/Naples. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The Leadership Collier Class of 2017 and the GAIN Class of 2017 celebrate their respective graduations Thursday evening, April 27, at Artis Naples. For more information, visit www.napleschamber.org/events. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce holds its annual golf tournament (shot-gun start, scramble, three flights) Friday afternoon, April 28, at Quail Creek Country Club. Registration for $175 includes green and cart fee, bag handling, professional scoring, contests and lunch and dinner. CenturyLink Business is this years main sponsor. Sign up at www.napleschamber.org/events. Email business meeting announcements to email@example.com.
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B8 BUSINESS WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOS Like us on Facebook.com/NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and business networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. Send us your society and business networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to cpierce@ oridaweekly.com. NETWORKINGArthrex hosts Collier County Medical Society spring meeting 1. Dr. Corey Howard, Dr. Rafael Haciski and Dr. Chris Adams 2. Dr. Jerry Williamson and Dr. Allen Weiss 3. Madeline Tomsick, Dr. Robert Tomsick and Pam Eichler 4. Dr. Howard Freedman, Kim Hochman and Dr. Eric Hochman 5. Doris Lim and Dr. James Lim 6. Dr. Ray Montecalvo and Dr. Catherine Kowal 1 2 3 4 5 6
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VISIT WWW.DWANAPLES.COM FOR INFORMATION ON THESE AND OTHER MEDITERRA PROPERTIESDAVID WILLIAM AUSTON, PA MEDITERRA RESIDENT, GOLF MEMBER & REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTASSISTING IN OVER 100 CLOSED MEDITERRA TRANSACTIONS SINCE 2011 AMERIVEST REALTY | Of ce: 239.280.5433 Buonasera at Mediterra3,477 SQ FT | $1,695,000 Cortona at Mediterra3,697 SQ FT | $1,550,000 Monterosso at Mediterra2,503 SQ FT | $595,000 Bayshores at Vanderbilt Beach1,315 SQ FT | $1,149,000 PENDING! PENDING! WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017B10 | WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYREAL ESTATE Custom built by Kurtz Homes in 2003 and in pristine condition, this estate is on almost an acre at the end of a cul de sac within the 11-home neighborhood of Benvenuto at Mediterra. There are four bedrooms, an office, movie theater, wine cellar and five full and three half baths in more than 7,000 square feet of living area. Details include a stone staircase with an iron railing, French doors, tray ceilings, recessed crown molding, custom kitchen cabinetry and a thirdstory viewing tower. Numerous balconies afford wide views of sunset skies and birds-eye views of the golf course (immediate membership available). And its just a short walk to Mediterras golf clubhouse and sports club. David William Auston of Amerivest Realty has the listing for $4,950,000. For more information or to arrange a showing, call 280-5433, email David@DWAnaples.com or visit www.DWAnaples. com. House Hunting15943 Roseto Way Mediterra SEE NABOR, B20 First quarter real estate sales strong NAPLES AREA BOARD OF REALTORSIt was a busy season for real estate professionals working in Naples as evidenced in the first quarter 2017 market report released by the Naples Area Board of Realtors. NABOR tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). As predicted by broker analysts at the beginning of the year, once list prices reset to a reasonable level, buyers would react in stride with more solid offers. The statistics reflected this prognosis precisely, showing an increase in overall pending and closed sales, making the first quarter of 2017 as solid as expected. Mike Hughes, vice president and general manager for Downing-Frye Realty Inc. and the NABOR 2016 Realtor of the Year, notes the first quarter was a bit of a bumpy ride, but the trend line for sales moved upward throughout the quarter, and March coming in as a pretty strong month for sales activity. Overall, we ended the first quarter better than last year, Mr. Hughes adds. I think the local brokers are cautiously optimistic that we might have a decent summer for sales. Quite a few broker analysts who reviewed the report agree and say the word on the street is that many buyers who didnt make a purchase during the first quarter have plans to return to the area during the summer, anticipating a decrease in home prices. Quarter over quarter, the report shows overall median closed prices increased only 2 percent, driven by a narrow 3 percent increase in the $300,000 and below category. All other price categories tracked by NABOR show decreases or no change at all. One exception is single-family homes in the $300,000 to $500,000 category, which jumped 14 percent in median closed price to $387,000 in the first quarter of
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B14 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Sue@SueMyhelic.com SueMyhelic.com Turtle Lake Golf Colony $135,000 Affordable 2BR, 2BA condo. Views of the golf course from the lanai. Hurry, it wont last long! Huntington Lakes $229,9002BR, 2BA, glass enclosed lanai for year round comfort. Long lake view. New A/C & water heater. Vanderbilt Beach $1,159,000Stunning 3BR, 3.5BA with incredible views, elevator, private spa & terrace, turnkey and immaculate! FABULOUS AMENITIES & BEACH ACCESS! PERFECT STARTER OR RETIREMENT HOME! YOUR SLICE OF PARADISE! RARELY AVAILABLE! TOGETHER WE ARE DEDICATED TO PROVIDING OUR PERSONALIZED CONCIERGE SERVICE TO OUR BUYERS AND SELLERS. EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS Each o ce is independently owned and operated. GORDIE LAZICH239.777.2033 firstname.lastname@example.org MARK MARAN239.777.3301 email@example.com GORDIE LAZICH & MARK MARAN Imperial Golf Estates | $269,00013003 IMPERIAL PARK PLACE 5-L Quail Creek | $1,179,00013423 POND APPLE DRIVE EASTHigh Point CC | $259,00029 HIGH POINT CIRCLE EAST 407 OPEN SUN 1-4 REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERS Le Ceil, the newest model by The Lutgert C ompanies in Residences at Mercato opened recently with a VIP reception for more than 100 guests. In North Naples just north of Vanderbilt Beach Road, Residences at Mercato is an enclave of 47 coastal contemporarystyle residences accentuated by serene outdoor living spaces. The 3,037-square-foot, three-bedroom, 4 bath Le Ciel is positioned on an expanded homesite (one of 12 that offer a poolside cabana option) and features enhanced landscaping and luxurious appointments Priced from $2,200,000 with furnishings, Le Ciel epitomizes urban living amid elegant surroundings. Interior design by Jean Losier of Clive Daniel Home uses natural wood and stone elements to complement the homes sophisticated design. The floor plan showcases a two-story great room accentuated by a beautiful linear wood ceiling, natural gas fireplace and two-story wall of stacked stone. The master suite has access to the pool and outdoor shower. The generous outdoor living space is complete with kitchen, pool with waterfall feature, spa and cabana with private bath. Residences at Mercato is exclusively marketed and sold by Premier Sothebys International Realty. Twenty-seven of the 47 residences have been sold. The first quarter of 2017 marked a period of notable sales for Neal Communities, which recorded 81 home sales an increase of 35 percent throughout its south region encompassing Collier and Lee counties. Buyers have a lot to choose from in this area, Michael Greenberg, Southwest Florida regional president. The robust market paired with Neal Communities commitment to creating communities of distinction makes us a standout builder to potential homebuyers. Several Neal Communities neighborhoods sold at an exceptional rate this past quarter, including Watermark, Estero Place and Coastal Key. Three of its communities are nearing closeout: Canopy in Naples has only 10 homes remaining; the gated Estero Place in Estero has 12 opportunities available; and Reflection Lakes in Naples has just seven homes remaining.Avalon, the builders newest community in Naples, opened in late January 2017 and has already sold 17 homes. The 23-acre neighborhood has 19 buildings with four floor plans and 152 carriage homes with lake and preserve views. Homes range in size from 1,355 to 1,725 square feet.In addition to an increase in home sales, Neal Communities south region has also seen growth in the team during 2017, with a new homes sales assistant and the addition of an online sales concierge. Construction of Aqua Tower II, an 11-story luxury marina-front condominium in North Naples, is almost complete, according to principal Stefan Johansson. We anticipate completing construction of Tower II at the end of April and our new owners will begin to move into their residences in May, says Mr. Johansson, co-founder of PACT Real Estate Group with Chris Hanlon. Only one penthouse, three furnished models and three other units remain available. Adjacent to Pelican Isle Yacht Club at Wiggins Pass, Aqua Tower II features three levels of penthouse residences. The towers non-penthouse 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, 3 baths and either a living/family room or living/family room plus den. The available penthouse, with more than 6,500 square feet of living area, is priced at $4.95 million. It has four bedrooms and 4 baths, a grand salon, family room (or den or fifth bedroom), dining room, master study with wet bar and more than 3,000 square feet outdoor living area. Aqua residents and their guests enjoy amenities including a movie theater, private library, pool and spas, fitness center and a sky lounge with rooftop terrace with grill and hot tub. New amenities in Tower II include an outdoor putting green, dog run, fire pits, a game room, three guest suites and a social room with wet bar, fireplace, coffee bar and catering kitchen overlooking the waterfront.PACT Real Estate Group is the exclusive listing agent for Aqua Tower II. For more information, call 591-2727, visit www. aqua-naples.com or stop by the information center at 13675 Vanderbilt Drive. COURTESY PHOTOThe view from the loft in Le Ceil as guests enjoy the open house at Residences at Mercato.COURTESY PHOTOAqua Tower II nears completion off Vanderbilt Drive in North Naples.
Do you remember when you were a child, with your own secret hideaway? It was that place where you always felt safe, calm, warm and protected. A place where you could dream and imagine. anything! Under a blanket as a fort, in a closet, behind a chair, beneath, or up in a tree; wherever that place was, it was your secret escape. Now, youre grown and you havent thought about that childhood secret place for a very long time. It still may be your secret. Busy with life, work, children and responsibilities of all kinds, you need a secret place; a great escape now more than ever. Maybe youve thought about a quiet retreat on the beach, with warm sunshine, soft breezes and swaying palms. But where do you find a place to relax when all the beaches are jammed with traffic, high rises and crowds? Useppa Island is that place; the hideaway, getaway, dream place that time forgot. That place where you, family and friends, can Relax and Imagine in tropical tranquility. Truly timeless, Useppa is a snapshot-intime that will not change. There is no room for change. This tiny jewel has no available land for strip malls, condos or fast food joints. Already devoid of automobiles, theres only the quiet padding of feet on pathways, a beach bike slowly cranking, the soft whine of a golf cart, the melodic sounds of nature and laughter. Useppa Island is that secret escape where you can relax and reconnect with yourself and your family; a hideaway that makes for stronger relationships and lasting memories. Accessible only by air, or water, this private island has no crowds, no cars and no high rises. There are no stop signsonly Turtle Crossings. Make your escape to Useppa Island. Paradise Without A Passport!Find Your Secret Hideawa y 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 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 mult iple listing services, and may include approximations. All information is deemed accurate and neither suggests nor infers that Sothebys International Realty participated as either the listing or coope rating agent or broker in the sale or purchase of the properties depicted.baycolonyexperts.comparkshoreexperts.com Leah D. Ritchey 239.289.0433 firstname.lastname@example.org Amy Becker 239.272.3229 email@example.com PARK SHORE Le Rivage 17N $6,895,000 BAY COLONYToscana #1203 $2,150,000 (FURN.) 329 Neapolitan Way $6,450,000 (FURN.)PARK SHORE BAY COLONY356 Cromwell Court $4,995,000 PARK SHOREAria #1001 $3,995,000
1 1 23800 Fort Charles Drive Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 216077798 $11,900,000 840 Admiralty Parade Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 217015937 $16,950,000 4233 Gordon Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 217004960 $12,950,000 3035 Fort Charles Drive Lisa Tashjian 239.259.7024 Web ID 217008692 $14,500,000 3575 Gordon Drive William Callahan 239.272.5756 Web ID 217010685 $7,995,0001 2 3 4 5 3 4 5 PORT ROYAL THE MOORINGS // COQUINA SANDS 4 3 5590 Ketch Drive Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID HAMI040617IHE $1,450,000 Royal Palm Club #108 Ryan Nordyke 239.776.9390 Web ID 217021486 $749,000 Admiralty Point #203 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 217025337 $1,588,000 205 Bahia Point Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216022951 $5,500,000 Surfside Club #315 Cynthia Rosa 239.287.6015 Web ID 217026379 $475,0001 2 3 4 5682 Bougainvillea Road James Bates 239.961.3973 Web ID 217025449 $3,195,000 345 1st Avenue North Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 217011150 $2,375,000 Esmeralda on Eighth #202 Paul Gray 239.273.0403 Web ID 216010017 $2,470,000 417 Palm Circle West Debbi/Marty McDermott 239.564.4231 Web ID 217026632 $4,970,730 Club at Blue Point Unit C Shirlene Elkins 239.777.9574 Web ID 216062696 $450,0001 2 3 4 5 1 3 4 5 2 2 OLD NAPLES // AQUALANE SHORES ROYAL HARBOR PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM YOUR LOCALLY OWNED PARTNER WITH A GLOBAL REACH
Brittany #801 Marion Bethea/Anne Killilea 239.261.6200 Web ID 217026656 $3,395,000 303 Turtle Hatch Road Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216026258 $4,995,000 Le Ciel Park Tower #204 Susan Barton 239.860.1412 Web ID 217025293 $3,195,000 7037 Verde Way Jeannie McGearty 239.248.4333 Web ID 217026001 $2,400,000 Remington #2004 Marion Bethea/Anne Killilea 239.261.6200 Web ID 217003473 $5,699,000 1406 Serrano Circle Patrick OConnor 239.293.9411 Web ID 217024852 $395,000 Vistas #1901 Cathy Owen 239.269.3118 Web ID 217026072 $1,975,000 St. Raphael #G14 Friley Saucier 239.293.3532 Web ID 216041689 $749,000 Regent #19N Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216016305 $9,800,000 Colony Gardens #4055 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216051642 $1,195,000 Park Shore Tower #17B Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216042579 $1,995,000 615 Fountainhead Lane Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216047285 $2,975,000 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 Cap Ferrat #1606Michael G. Lawler/Terri Moellers 239.213.7344Web ID 217015054 $3,495,000 Lugano #1-301 Jeannie McGearty 239.248.4333 Web ID 217026879 $739,000 LAmbiance #9-203 Jeannie McGearty 239.248.4333 Web ID 217000217 $597,000 San Marino #305C Beth McNichols 239.821.3304 Web ID 216080250 $749,000 Toscana #1703 Amy Becker/Leah Ritchey 239.272.3229 Web ID 217021231 $2,395,000 Ravenna #202 Kelly Kent 239.250.5480 Web ID 217026117 $499,000 Ravenna #102 Dave/Ann Renner 239.784.5552 Web ID 217025769 $427,000 Remington #204 Marion Bethea/Anne Killilea 239.261.6200 Web ID 217003493 $4,799,000 9771 Niblick LaneMichael G. Lawler/Terri Moellers 239.213.7344Web ID 216074432 $4,150,000 Osprey Pointe #201 Terri Moellers 239.213.7344 Web ID 217006413 $719,000 Ravenna #4-102 Fahada Saad 239.595.8500 Web ID 217024798 $390,000 367 Colony Drive Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 216061367 $4,695,000 632 Hickory Road Agnes Zak 239.287.8036 Web ID 216054791 $995,000 885 Wyndemere Way Catherine Bordner 239.560.2921 Web ID 216068961 $849,000 Bayfront #4408 Dave/Ann Renner 239.784.5552 Web ID 217025359 $775,000 747 Myrtle Terrace Jeannie McGearty 239.248.4333 Web ID WEID090916IHE $1,295,000 2742 14th Street North Linda Perry/Judy Perry 239.404.7052 Web ID 216052142 $679,000 6426 Vivaldi Court Craig Jones 239.825.6857 Web ID 217026062 $955,000 1055 Diana Avenue Beth McNichols 239.821.3304 Web ID 217018026 $695,000 68 East Avenue Sue Black 239.250.5611 Web ID 216030195 $1,150,000 PARK SHORE PELICAN BAY BAY COLONY PELICAN MARSH ESTATES AT BAY COLONY NAPLES & SURROUNDS PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM YOUR LOCALLY OWNED PARTNER WITH A GLOBAL REACH
336 Oak Avenue Ann Marie Shimer 239.825.9020 Web ID 217003378 $1,795,000 1576 Marsh Wren Lane Melissa Williams 239.248.7238 Web ID 216009833 $2,025,000 15151 Brolio Lane Roxanne Jeske 239.450.5210 Web ID 217025595 $2,495,000 14476 Jekyll Island Court Sharon Kaltenborn 239.248.1964 Web ID 217026636 $495,000 Moraya Bay #808 Marion Bethea/Anne Killilea 239.261.6200 Web ID 217000892 $5,495,000 784 110th Avenue North Jon Peter Vollmer 239.250.9414 Web ID 217006838 $599,900 Grande Dominica #403 Connie Long 239.825.9790 Web ID 217026587 $1,245,000 544 107th Avenue North Patrick OConnor 239.293.9411 Web ID 217016432 $395,000 3566 Beaufort Court Patrick OConnor 239.293.9411 Web ID 217000466 $449,900 404 Conners AvenueMichael G. Lawler/Terri Moellers 239.213.7344Web ID 217016285 $2,225,000 10892 Phoenix Way Vanya/Dimo Demirev 239.565.0550 Web ID 217025683 $599,000 16725 Cabreo Drive Erik David Barber 323.513.6391 Web ID 217004417 $1,095,000 Vanderbilt Gulfside #301 Jane Darling 239.290.3112 Web ID 216062157 $1,150,000 2594 Lermitage Lane Sonya Shaheen 239.877.2797 Web ID 217023014 $1,185,000 12640 Biscayne Court Tom/Tess McCarthy 239.243.5520 Web ID 216074185 $579,000 Dominica Isle #202 Beth McNichols 239.821.3304 Web ID 217003177 $549,500 9242 Veneto Place Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216066915 $579,000 5889 Jameson Drive Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 217014594 $549,900 14712 Windward Place Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 216050698 $624,990 1460 Anhinga Pointe Daniel Guenther 239.357.8121 Web ID 217019026 $4,495,000 2229 Miramonte Court Melissa Williams 239.248.7238 Web ID 217024388 $2,950,000 Traditions #202 Fahada Saad 239.595.8500 Web ID LDAN041017IHE $1,250,000 9185 Mercato Way Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 Web ID 216015002 $3,045,000 2285 Residence Circle Krista Fraga 239.877.6745 Web ID 217026108 $1,699,000 2576 Escada Drive Julie Rembos 239.595.1809 Web ID 216000436 $3,995,000 9149 Mercato Way Mary Kavanagh 616.957.4428 Web ID 215035208 $2,270,000 The Strada #7417 Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 Web ID 217025053 $869,000 16190 Camden Lakes Circle Charles Cole 239.963.5560 Web ID 217026053 $548,800 1750 Sarazen Place Catherine Bordner 239.560.2921 Web ID 217000281 $530,000 246 Audubon Boulevard Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 217027158 $695,000 Talis Park | Carrara #3-202 Julie Rembos 239.595.1809 Web ID 217025341 $1,395,000 6913 Il Regalo Circle Melinda Gunther 239.297.2155 Web ID 216008189 $534,000 9848 Rocky Bank Drive Patrick OConnor 239.293.9411 Web ID 217025533 $729,900 Grande Dominica #1101 John DAmelio 239.961.5996 Web ID 217025433 $1,525,000 GREY OAKS NORTH NAPLES VANDERBILT BEACH PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM YOUR LOCALLY OWNED PARTNER WITH A GLOBAL REACH
354 Gumbo Limbo Lane Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 Web ID 217011663 $669,000 9314 Chiasso Cove Court Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 217025129 $860,000 509 Echo Circle Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 217025681 $429,000 9119 Cherry Oaks Lane ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 217025522 $449,000 1771 Ludlow Road Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 217025206 $4,300,000 Summit House #1802 Robin/Larry Taylor 239.250.9016 Web ID 217026047 $849,000 945 Caxambas Drive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 217010668 $1,950,000 946 Sand Dune Drive Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 Web ID 215061725 $1,225,000 1421 Forrest Court Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 Web ID 216033605 $2,925,000 1775 Waterfall Court Cathy Brodie 239.272.7725 Web ID 215066841 $649,000 Plantation #803 Cullen Shaughnessy 239.248.3978 Web ID 217026269 $749,000 Belize #1504 Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 Web ID 215041080 $1,725,000 Royal Marco Point #614 Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 217026383 $798,500 941 Caxambas Drive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 217010680 $1,950,000 1161 North Collier Boulevard Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 217026812 $499,000 Shipps Landing #301 ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 217011572 $479,000 1180 Blue Hill Creek Drive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 215007854 $1,395,000 Grandview #301 Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 217026280 $379,500 711 South Bareld Drive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 215063709 $350,000 Vantage Point #117 Dave Flowers 239.404.0493 Web ID 217025353 $425,000 3275 Hyacinth Drive Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 215041526 $1,150,000 8540 Mallards Way Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 217014597 $550,000 Montreux #204 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 217007499 $439,000 Cherry Oaks #201 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216011331 $399,999 7661 Mulberry Lane ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 216058950 $749,000 Cherry Oaks #201 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216025129 $438,000 Sonoma #201 ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 217027150 $395,000 Montreux #8-103 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 217025270 $389,000 Cascada #102 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216064100 $359,000 Serena #201 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 217017826 $399,000 3782 Cotton Green Path Drive Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 217016726 $378,900 Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each oce is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. Property information herein is derived from various sources including, but not limited to, county records and multiple listing services, and may include approximations. All information is deemed accurate and neither suggests nor infers that Premier Sothebys International Realty participated as either the listing or cooperating agent or broker in the sal e or purchase of the properties depicted. Bay Harbor by Fred Wagneri used with permission. 20,000 ASSOCIATES | 880 OFFICES WORLDWIDE 70 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES GLOBALLY | 40 PREMIER SOTHEBYS INTERNATIONAL REALTY LOCATIONS MARCO ISLAND FIDDLERS CREEKFIFTH AVENUE | 239.434.8770CENTRAL NAPLES | 239.659.0099MERCATO SALES CENTER | 239.594.9400BONITA SPRINGS | 239.948.4000MARCO ISLAND | 239.642.2222VANDERBILT | 239.594.9494THE VILLAGE | 239.261.6161SANIBEL | 239.472.2735CAPTIVA | 239.395.5847GREY OAKS ESTUARY | 239.261.3148BROAD AVENUE | 239.434.2424MYSTIQUE AT PELICAN BAY | 239.598.9900 PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM YOUR LOCALLY OWNED PARTNER WITH A GLOBAL REACH
B20 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY TROPHY CLUB 6031 TROPHY DRIVE, #203 THE STRAND 5906 BARCLAY LANE Lovely designer nished and furnished 2nd oor residence with private elevator. Lovely lake and golf views. Huge driveway space. Excellent condition and great location. 3BR+Den/3BA $485,000 If you want to expand your outdoor living space, this is the property for you. Huge under-cover lanai and large pool deck with sunny SE exposure Wide lake and golf views. 4BR/3BA $799,000 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 $355,000 Rarely available southern exposure 2nd oor property. Sweeping long lake/golf views. Private elevator, SS appliances, updated A/C, water heater and washer/dryer! 3BR+Den/3BA $499,000PINNACLE 6015 PINNACLE LANE #5-503 TROPHY CLUB 5987 TROPHY DRIVE #1403Mindy Young, 248-0258 MYoung@JohnRWood.com www.Y oungAndYoungerInNaples.com THE STRANDActive Tennis & Golf Community S pecial Rates Available Four Bedrooms 4 Full Baths 2 Half Baths Den & Loft 4,635 SF Under Air Price Reduced $3,699,000MUST SEE Coastal Cottage Olde Naples Call Susan Weir 239-633-1807 NABORFrom page 102017 from $339,000 in the first quarter of 2016. Collectively, broker analysts agree activity in the condominium market during the first quarter of 2017 was impressive. In fact, condominium inventory increased 19 percent, while the single-family home inventory saw an 8 percent increase. The report also shows five times the number of condominiums under $300,000 were available in the first quarter of 2017 than singlefamily homes in the same price category. Inventory is up and prices have come down, says Budge Huskey, president of Premier Sothebys International Realty. This is an indication that some fundamental economic principles are taking effect in the Naples housing market. Cindy Carroll of the real estate appraisal and consultancy firm Carroll and Carroll Inc. points out that monthly inventory levels have increased through March, but at a progressively lower rate each month of the quarter. In a year-to-year comparison, she says, single-family inventory was up 24 percent in December, 19 percent in January 2017, 9 percent in February and 8 percent in March. The same trend is mirrored in the condominium market, Ms. Carroll adds. In the long view, overall inventory increased 35 percent between March 2015 and March 2016, and 23 percent between March 2016 and March 2017. However, Bill Coffey, broker manager of Amerivest Realty Naples, is quick to point out that a tempering of inventory levels does not mean fewer options for buyers in the coming months. The condominium market was hot in the first quarter, he says. Both inventory and closed sales increased 19 percent. And overall sales only lagged last quarter because properties were not priced properly; now that we are seeing price adjustments, the statistics are reflecting the correction. The NABOR market report for the first quarter of 2017 provides comparisons of single-family home and condominium sales (via the Southwest Florida MLS), price ranges and geographic segmentation and includes an overall market summary. CATEGORY 1Q 2016 1Q 2017 CHANGE Total homes under contract (pending sales) 2,786 3,097 11% Total closed sales 1,929 2,205 14% Median closed price (quarter/quarter) $325,000 $330,000 2% Medain closed price > $300K (quarter/quarter) $545,000 $510,000 -6% Total active listings (inventory) 5,651 6,389 13% Average days on market 77 95 23% Single-family closed sales 982 1,059 8% Single-family median closed price (quarter/quarter) $415,000 $410,000 -1% Single-family inventory 2,996 3,236 8% Condominium closed sales 967 1,146 19% Condominium median closed price (quarter/quarter) $262,000 $270,000 3% Condominium inventory 2,655 3,154 19% The NABOR market report for the rst quarter of 2017 provides comparisons of single-family home and condominium sales. Below is a quick comparison of select categories for the rst quarter of 2017 and 2016 within Collier County.*Collier real estate marketsSOURCE: SOUTHWEST FLORIDA MLS* Excluding Marco Island SEE NABOR, B21 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 $659,000 16167 Cartwright Ln, Naples FL 34110Jeff Helm 239-601-7875 Downing-Frye Realty, Inc.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 B21 Presented by Gulf Coast Home Navigators Nicole Bremer and Beth Stark Speakers will be: Builders, Bankers, Real Estate Lawyer and Collier County RepresentativeAre You Thinking of New Construction?LET US HELP YOU NAVIGATE THROUGH THE OBSTACLES OF BUILDING YOUR DREAM HOME!FREE Information Session!REGISTER TODAY! LIMITED SEATING! Saturday, April 29th, 2017 9:30am-11amNAPLES CONFERENCE CENTER(Located at the Naples Area Board of Realtors)155 Pine Ridge Road Naples, FL 34109To Register, Call 239-822-4249 or Email: GCHomeNavigators@gmail.com We Have All the Answers to Your Real Estate Questions and More!(Nicole Bremer and Beth Stark of Gulf Coast Home Navigators with Keller Williams Realty) programs, products or services are not endorsed or recommended by M.L.S. of Naples, Inc. or by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS (NABOR) FREE GIVE AWAYS! FREE GIVE AWAYS! 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. DIRECT ACCESS WATERWAY 1830 Menorca Court $810,000 Beautiful curb appeal. Spacious 3BR/2BA with soaring ceilings. Amazingly large rooms, very bright and cheerful. Separate dining room, breakfast nook and bar. NEAR BEACH ENTRANCE Dela Park Place #204 $565,000 Desired south end unit. Spacious 2BR/2BA well-designed oor plan. Short distance to beach. Front-to-back unit design; enjoy island and Gulf views. Gated; under cover parking. TIKI HUT WITH POND 1660 Galleon Court $824,900 Pride in ownership. Custom home with quick out to Gulf. Dock/lift/2 jet-ski lifts. Upgraded stainless appliances. Bonus room. 3BR/2BA. Hurricane protection. NEW LISTING Greenlinks #223 Lely Resort $219,000 Great investment; income guaranteed. Live in it, rent it or vacation in it. 2BR/2BA+den. Fully furnished. Golf package and wonderful amenities. 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! NABORFrom page 20The latest market report also indicates a trend in how buyers are purchasing homes in Southwest Florida. In March 2014, cash sales encompassed 74 percent of all sales for the month. In March 2015 it was 73 percent, then 67 percent for March 2016 and finally, in March 2017, cash sales accounted for 64 percent of all sales made in the month, Mr. Hughes says. More buyers are financing home purchases. Geographically, the market had some hot areas of action during the first quarter of 2017. Of note is central Naples (34104, 34105, 34116), which saw a 74 percent increase in single-family home inventory, up to 634 properties in the this March from 364 homes in the first quarter of 2016. And the median closed prices for singlefamily homes in south Naples (34112, 34113) increased 22 percent, up to $386,000 in the first quarter of this year from $317,000 in the first quarter of last year. To see the full report or for more information, visit www.naplesarea.com. Development of Mystique high-rise continuesBuilding development and construction activities continue at Mystique, the new ultra-luxury high-rise in Pelican Bay. Developer Pelican 1 Owner LLC is an equal partnership between an affiliate of the global investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. and an affiliate of the Gulf Bay Group of Companies. Subsurface preparation for the structural foundation and installation of underground infrastructure has been substantially completed in preparation for the driving of the piles. A Notice of Commencement has been recorded with Collier County, and Miami-based Coastal Construction Group has been announced as the general contractor. Located steps from the beach on one of only two remaining zoned developable land parcels in Naples between The Ritz-Carlton on the beach and Port Royal, the 20-story Mystique will have 68 estate and four penthouse residences as well as nine Jardin residences. Owners will enjoy Pelican Bay amenities including private, beachfront dining, extensive walking and biking trails, chauffeured tram service and private access to nearly three miles of unspoiled Gulf of Mexico beaches. Estate residences at Mystique range from 4,003 to 5,280 square feet of airconditioned living space and are priced from over $3 million to over $7 million. Penthouses span from 4,431 to 5,703 airconditioned square feet, and ranged in price from $8 million to $9.5 million. All penthouse residences at Mystique have been sold. Mystiques Jardin residences ranging from 1,370 to 2,396 air-conditioned square feet and are priced from $1.2 million to $2.2 million. Premier Sothebys International Realty is the exclusive listing agent for Mystique. For more information, call 598-9900 or visit www.MystiquePelicanBay.com.
B22 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 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>$300,000 >$400,000 >$500,000 >$600,000 >$700,000 >$1,000,000 >$2,000,000 >$3,000,000 >$4,000,000 >$6,000,000 >$13,000,000 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 32 19 31 33 34 21 35 36*For illustration purposes only.NaplesMarco Island 38 40 39 41 50 42 46 51 48 49 43 44 45 47 37
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 REAL ESTATE B23 REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE INSURANCE View Naples Bay Like Never Before! FRANK SAJTARSELLING PORT ROYAL & NAPLESPROPERTIESFor Proven Results Call Frank 239-776-8382 Let us elevate you up to 28-ft above the grass during this one-of-a kind opportunity to literally experience the views youve always dreamed of, before your house is even built. Let Frank Sajtar along with A. Vernon Allen give you a lift along 206 feet of wide water frontage in Port Royal. Relax and enjoy cold refreshments and light snacks while you Blue-Sky custom build ideas, with Port Royals luxury builders. Float away into the Bay aboard the 36 Hinckley picnic boat the Flying Swan, with Captain Dylan Steinberg of Barton & Gray and imagine what you could stow away in one of Port Royals rarest gems an air conditioned boat house with a 76,000 lb. lift for your yacht. Please join our merry crew Sunday, April 23rd from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm Only at 801 Galleon Drive, Port Royal Get a lift and a boat ride during luxury open house in Port Royal BY NANCI THEORETFlorida Weekly CorrespondentSo, what do you get when you buy a prime $11.9 million vacant home site nestled along 206 feet of Naples Bay in Port Royal? The potential for a custom home with sweeping bay views and a yacht (or two) in the backyard with easy access to the Gulf of Mexico. And the rarity of an air-conditioned boathouse. Realtor Frank Sajtar and A. Vernon Allen, a luxury Naples homebuilder, will show visitors exactly the luxury lifestyle they could experience living on the one-acre property at 801 Galleon Drive. Theyre hosting an open house (or should that be an open lot party?) this Sunday right on the site. Its an event Mr. Sajtar is affectionately calling a miniature Taste of Port Royal, one that will provide guests with firstand secondfloor aerial views, a preview of the homesites boating lifestyle, plus refreshments and food courtesy of Sheas at Lansdowne Street. Its so difficult to imagine the potential of a lot when youre just walking on grass, said Mr. Sajtar, a Realtor with William Raveis Real Estate in Naples. Thats why we will have a lift to elevate people 28 feet to see the views. A home built on this property will overlook all of Naples Bay to the south and the city going north. Captain Dylan Steinberg of Barton & Gray Mariner Club and the 36-foot Hinckley picnic boat, the Flying Swan, will cruise Naples Bay, offering yet another taste of Port Royals famed boating lifestyle. The boat, Mr. Sajtar said, will take guests out from the dock to the bay and see the approach to the property. This is a special and rare property that deserves a unique open house to show potential buyers its many possibilities. A home built on it would have a huge front yard and a big back yard. Ideal for boaters and the luxury buyer who wants a custom home tailored to their dreams, the property offers the 60-foot boathouse equipped with a 76,000-pound lift and 100-feet of docks with a second lift. The boathouse is a gem, Mr. Sajtar said. Its nice because its tucked to the side and rare because it has its own electric and air-conditioning systems. You just dont find anything like this. The property would easily accommodate a 60-foot yacht in the boathouse and a 100-footer on the dock. Representatives from A. Vernon Allen, one of Port Royals leading luxury homebuilders, will be available to discuss the nearly endless opportunities for the site. It provides a blank slate, said Mr. Sajtar. The open house is Sunday, April 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 801 Galleon Drive in Port Royal. This one-acre home site offers stunning views of Naples Bay and includes an air-conditioned boathouse. Its offered by William Raveis Real Estate in Naples.
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY | SECTION CWWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.comLeave it to someone on Goodland to combine fine art and funky fun. Local oil painter Tara ONeill hosts her 14th annual Art Extravaganza from 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, at Little Bar Restaurant. Set among the antiques and groovy vibes the waterside restaurant is known for, Ms. ONeill and this years featured artist, Karen Swanker, will show and sell their works amongst Little Bars live music regulars and artistically arranged light bites. Many of the elements like mango mimosas have been mainstays of the extravaganza since Ms. ONeills inaugural event; others, like adding a featured artist to the lineup, are more recent innovations. On my 10th anniversary you should always bump it up on your 10th I decided to introduce other artists, Ms. ONeill says. Some are well-known and some arent.Goodland gets ready for an Art ExtravaganzaVER THE COURSE OF HIS musical career, Chris Hillman has enjoyed enough success to satisfy several lifetimes. At 19, he became an original member of The Byrds, whose lineup included David Crosby and Roger McGuinn. They savored international fame, hitting the charts with songs such as Eight Miles High, Turn! Turn! Turn, Mr. Tambourine Man and So You Want to Be a Rock and Roll Star, which Mr. Hillman co-wrote with Mr. McGuinn. The Byrds were pioneers in folk rock and country rock. Four year later, Mr. Hillman joined what became The Flying Burrito Brothers, writing songs including Sin City with Gram Parsons. Then he became part of Stephen Stills band, Manassas, co-writing It Doesnt Matter with Mr. Stills, among other songs.BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com SEE BYRDS, C4 Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Chris Hillman headed to Bonita COURTESY PHOTOSChris Hillman and Herb PedersenMiss Pink, by Karen SwankerChris Hillman in 1972O SEE ART, C3 INSIDE 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 | 239.262.4242Cause for debate Film critic Dan Hudak says Lost City of Z will make you think. C15 Cuisine NewsIvan Seligman gives us The Dish(C29), and more on the food and dining scene. C28-31 Florida WritersPutting ones life on the lines of ruled notebook paper. C2 FloridaWriters
C2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 1-800-591-3376 | RiverchaseDermatology.com FREE Skin Screenings in May*Call your nearest location for FREE screening dates and times in May*Free screenings are for new patients, by appointment only FLORIDA WRITERSPutting ones life on the lines . of ruled notebook paper Look Beyond the Mirror: A Creative and Simple Approach to Discover and Write the Story of Your Life by Penny Lauer. Privately published via the CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 156 pages. Trade paperback, $15. The seed for this highly effective guide to memoir writing, at once practical and motivational, is a course the author gave at the Renaissance Academy (continuing education division) of Florida Gulf Coast University. The author approaches the project as first of all an exercise in self-discovery, a process without which the finished product would be of little use to readers even if those readers are primarily family and friends. Penny Lauer breaks the seemingly overwhelming task into a series of manageable steps, explaining the necessity of each step and offering, with examples, a preferred way of managing that step. Anticipating the inexperience and insecurity of her reader-students, she reaches out in a sympathetic, supportive voice with detailed advice on how to develop a flow of memories unblocked by self-censorship. Memoir writers have to seek the emotional truths in the experiences they recall, then explore and fashion those experiences for their readers. Ms. Lauer insists on the necessity of pushing ahead, generating as much material as possible before grouping the material and editing. The steps in the book organize the novice writers working life. The author insists on handwritten manuscripts (pardon the redundancy) on ruled paper in notebooks from which the pages can be removed and rearranged. And says how and why this method works, and she also explains the need for a protected place for the writing to get done. I agree that her system can work and produce exceptional results. I also feel that as people mature as writers, they need to explore a variety of processes. Changing your habits is a good way of waking up your perceptions and your writing. But I worry a bit about the space Ms. Lauer gives over to distinguishing memoir from autobiography. I dont see these categories as being at odds with one another. It might be well to consider memoir as a form of autobiography and leave it at that. After discussing how to bring forth the raw material and give it a workable shape, she gets into the nitty-gritty of enhancing the product. She explains with economy and clarity the fiction techniques that can lend vitality to a work that is essentially nonfiction. She gives examples of how sensory images work. She considers voice in narration and dialogue. These areas of concern are often the topics of book-length explorations, but this dedicated teacher gets her students started and, hopefully, makes them willing to look further into these and other writerly concerns. She also discusses the importance of book and page design and what to consider in choosing a printer-publisher. Memoir writing asks authors to think through a host of ethical questions. Does every assertion need to be factual? Should one make every effort to avoid bringing embarrassment or pain to people treated in the memoir? Ms. Lauer handles these issues with aplomb. Throughout their journey through this book, readers will learn how and why to value what they are sharing with others. The teacher asks her would-be memoirists to trust in her and to value their own uniqueness, the perception of which will emerge more fully once they leap into the process she has designed for them. She provides them with confidence, tools and her special brand of irresistible cheerleading. A part-time resident of Naples, Ms. Lauer is the author of two novels: Skipping Stones and Bottled Butterfly. She has been a high school English teacher, a sales and marketing trainer, a Pan Am flight attendant and a fundraiser for various arts and community organizations. 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. p s i r v d b philJASONphiljreviews@gmail.com LAUER t h h e a t a y s s d oir h t h n t i em on t h d e S h w i to o c i a s i s i n g A de n La u o f t w p in g Bo She scho
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Its a statement on how much is dropped and left on the ground and wont biodegrade, she says. Also, it shows people a different way of creating art instead of with a paint and a brush that goes back and forth. The Goodland Art Extravaganza is Ms. ONeills end-of-season celebration for the community and an opportunity for the public to purchase some of her work before they head back to cooler climes. Describing herself as an expressive impressionist, she tries to illuminate the ordinary in her oil paintings. I like to think of myself as both a magnifying glass and a telescope, finding the extraordinary within the ordinary, she says. Although she tends to work in series of subjects anthropomorphized beach umbrellas or Goodland cottages,, for example she is currently fascinated with the sky and the horizon, as evidenced in her painting Evening Tide. Now I seem to have my head in the clouds, she says. My whole life, more than anything else, Ive been captivated by the sky. Its funny to come late in life to that motif now. Sometimes I dont even bother with the horizon; sometimes I just shoot for the sky. Her Art Extravaganza isnt a stuffy kind of viewing. Guests of all sorts are bound to drop in and enjoy the fun, which includes silly silver tray service, creative refreshments creatively served and the sounds of Little Bar Restaurants favorite musicians, including Raiford Starke and Merrill Allen. The parking lot is likely to be filled with as many dented up pick-up trucks as Lexuses, Ms. ONeill says. C4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYWith John David Souther and Richie Furay he formed Souther Hillman Furay, releasing two albums in 1974 and 5. Then he joined forces with two fellow bandmates from The Byrds, Roger McGuinn and Gene Clark, to form the trio McGuinn, Clark and Hillman. They released three albums and had two Top 10 singles. From 1987-1993, he performed as lead guitarist, singer and mandolin player for The Desert Rose Band. They had 16 Top 10 country chart hits. Ive been very blessed, lucky, any way you want to term it, Mr. Hillman says. I really enjoyed music, loved music. It was a passion as a young man, but it was a different world in the s. He kept thinking hed do music for a year, and then go to college to major in English literature and history. But something would always happen, he says. Every year, a door would open and Id go through it and something would happen musically. In hindsight, he adds, he wouldnt have wanted it any other way. I was in these great groups. I was not seeking to be a rock star. I liked to play. I was more of a team player. He views the years from 1963-1985 as his apprentice years. By 1985, however, I was running the band, writing the songs and playing lead. I have no regrets. If it stopped tomorrow, I had a great life. Now 72 years old, Mr. Hillman is still making music. Mr. Pedersen and Mr. Jorgenson join him in concert Friday evening, April 28, at the Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs. We have a very close bond, Mr. Hillman says about the three musicians, noting that theyve been making music together for more than 25 years. Mr. Hillman and Mr. Pedersen put out an album titled At Edwards Barn, which includes Eight Miles High and Have You Seen Her Face. On it, Mr. Hillman, playing mandolin, celebrates his bluegrass roots. As a teen before joining The Byrds, he played coffeehouses with The Scottsville Squirrel Barkers. I had to bluff my way into that job (with The Byrds), he recalls. Can you play the bass? Sure, sure. I had never touched one. The chemistry with the band was really, really good for a few years but not like the bond he has with Mr. Pedersen and Mr. Jorgenson. Thats part of a successful musical band, he says, the respect for each other. Its not always perfect, but you have to strive for that, and the music will come right alongside it. He and Mr. McGuinn co-wrote So You Want to be a Rock and Roll Star, inspired by The Monkees, a group created by TV producers for a sit-com. The song, he says, was a comment about how contrived the whole process was of bringing together four strangers and trying to pretend they were a band like The Beatles. They trivialized the whole thing with music. Here we are, jaded old men in our 20s, And with your hair swung right/and your pants too tight, he quotes from So You Want to be a Rock and Roll Star. The Byrds, inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 by Don Henley, made music that still holds up today. Part of that is due to the good advice they received. Our first manager gave us such wisdom, Mr. Hillman says. He said, You guys go for substance and depth, make records youre going to be proud of in 40 years. Dont go for the easy hit record, the easy dollar. Do something youll be proud of. Mr. Crosby and Mr. McGuinn were about three years older, and pretty world-wise in a sense. Roger had been all over as an accompanist he worked with The Limeliters, the Chad Mitchell Trio, Judy Collins. He had written in the Brill Building, hed written for Bobby Darin, he says. And David, too, had been all over the country as a folk singer. Their intellects were quite advanced for their age. We were listening to John Coltrane and Miles Davis and Ravi Shankar before anybody knew about Ravi. What unlocked his own songwriting was working with South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela. When he came home from that session, he recalls, he just started writing songs. It somehow unlocked the door, he says. I wrote a song a few days later, Have You Seen Her Face. The Byrds came along just as the bohemian age was closing down, he says. It was a different time creatively, musically, with books, film, all of the above. We would get these interesting people coming to see us. Lenny Bruce came to see us in the studio, and his gang of people. We looked up and saw him behind the mixing board. It was We had one foot in that time period of the beatnik, bohemians. Beat poet Allen Gingsberg loved The Byrds, he says, recalling meeting him at a Greenwich Village party. He remembers playing a private party for Jane Fonda when she was married to French film director Roger Vadim. Were in Malibu and Im playing, and I feel someone pulling on my pants leg, he says. Its Henry Fonda, and he says, Can you turn that thing down? Yes sir, yes sir. Of course we didnt. Mr. Hillmans mother bought him his first guitar for $10. But when I was 14 or 15, I heard the mandolin, bluegrass, old-timey music, he says. I loved it. I dont know what it was, but I got into it, and been struggling with it for 55 years In the old days, you didnt have DVDs that taught you to play, or YouTube. All the guys my age would slow down records (to learn songs noteby-note.) But I didnt have the patience. Hed learn 80-90 percent of the notes and then make up the rest. When he teaches the mandolin, he tells students, Play it your own way. He doesnt remember the first bluegrass song he ever heard, but guesses it was likely something by the New Lost City Ramblers with Mike Seeger on mandolin. He was a solo god, Mr. Hillman says about Mr. Seeger. I love the mandolin. Its so adaptable to any kind of music. You can play jazz on it. He owns at least five or six of them, one, a beautiful old Gibson so valuable he wont take it on the road. As a teen, he played hillbilly bars, playing bluegrass with three guys who were 10 years older than him. He had a fake ID. I was 18 and had an ID that said I was 21. No one believed that. But yet, they let him play in their clubs. I remember playing the night John Kennedy was killed, he says. There were four people in the bar that night. As an older musician with decades of experience behind him, he finds himself playing differently these days. Every young guy, any guitar player, instrumentalist, soloist, when youre young youre playing everything in the world, thousands of notes per measure. And when you get older I guess this applies to life too you understate things and deal with more subtleties I approach my playing differently: I play it simply and put more into each note, rather than 40 notes in the same time frame. It applies to any creative part of life; you change your approach. You approach life differently. Hes writing a memoir, with pencil and legal pad, though he modestly wonders, Does the world really want another aging ex-rock star memoir? But, he says, he wrote down the whole journey through the music, the passion I had for it, the people I worked for. Hes calling it Time Between, after one of the first songs he wrote with the The Byrds. He recently recorded another album, Bidin My Time, set for release Sept. 22 and co-produced by Tom Petty and Mr. Pedersen, who play on some of the songs. It just fell into my lap, he says. Im not chasing a career. I wanted to make a really good record. I wanted one last hurrah. Its still a lot of fun to get up and play. If people buy your ticket and if you can still sing and play at a certain level of musicianship, then why the heck not? BYRDSFrom page 1ARTFrom page 3 Chris Hillman with Herb Pedersen and John Jorgenson>> When: 8 p.m. Friday, April 28 >> Where: Centers for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs >> Cost: $35-$45 >> Info: 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org COURTESY PHOTOThe Byrds in 1965: David Crosby, Gene Clark, Michael Clarke, Chris Hillman and Jim McGuinn.COURTESY PHOTOChris Hillman will play with Herb Pedersen and John Jorgenson April 28 in Bonita Springs. Fire & Rain, oil by Tara O'Neill Waterlily Flower II, by Karen Swanker
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Lutronix Inni Youll love being part of PACE signature fundraiserIn anticipation of PACE Center for Girls-Collier at Immokalee annual signature fundraiser, Love That Dress!, organizers are calling on the community to give time and gently used dresses to top the $126,000 the event raised for the program last year. The first event is a volunteer recruitment and kick-off party where organizers will sign up helpers to garner sponsorships, manage inventory, gather silent auction items and assist with myriad other tasks leading up to Live That Dress! The party starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at United Way of Collier County. Attendees will enjoy wine and cheese while event chairs Melissa Speeche and Libby Fekette describe volunteer opportunities and explain the PACE mission and its plans for the future. Anyone who is interested in learning more about the event and the organization is welcome. Several dress collection parties have been scheduled through the summer, starting with Derby & Dresses! Dress Collection & Spa Party from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at Naples Laser & MedSpa. Also on deck is Cruise for a Cause aboard the Naples Princess from 5:45-8:45 p.m. Monday, May 22. Guests will enjoy dancing, appetizers from Shulas and a fashion show featuring selections from signature sponsor White House | Black Market. The Love That Dress! main event takes place from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Naples Grande. Hundreds of new and gently used dresses for all occasions, from simple shifts to fancy ball gowns, will fill the racks for savvy shoppers. For more information about upcoming events or volunteer opportunities, visit the Love That Dress! Facebook page or call 842-5406. To purchase tickets to the August fundraiser or to learn about PACE Center for Girls, visit www.pacecenter.org. Find fine art at Mercato this weekendThe Art Festival at Mercato takes place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23. Fifty fine artists from around the country will display ands sell their original works in photography, jewelry, sculpture, glass, clay and painting on the main lawn across from Silverspot Cinema. Featured artist Kelly Tracht trained as an architect at the University of Florida, graduating with honors and winning a merit-based scholarship to earn her masters of architecture at Miami University in Ohio. She decided to pursue her art fulltime in 2005. She describes her style as painterly modernism. Painterly, she says, describes the brush strokes in her pieces that allow one to experience the paint in a spontaneous way. Modernism describes the innocence in her work, an homage to her influences: Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Georgia OKeeffe. For more information about the Art Festival at Mercato, visit www.boulderbrook.net. Hit the road for Florida Grand OperaNaples Opera Society invites opera aficionados to make the trip across the state to see Florida Grand Operas production of Guiseppe Verdis Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball) on Saturday, May 6. Naples passengers can climb aboard the coach bus at 1 p.m. at Crossroads Shopping Center (the bus also stops at 11:45 a.m. at the Ace Hardware center in Cape Coral and at 12:30 p.m. at Cypress Trace in south Fort Myers). The group enjoys an early dinner at a restaurant in Coral Gables before making its way to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts for a 7 p.m. lecture followed by the opera at 8 p.m. All-inclusive cost is $140 for mezzanine and $165 for rear orchestra. Un Ballo in Maschera is about the assassination in 1792 of King Gustav III of Sweden. He was shot while attending a masked ballroom dance and died 13 days later of his wounds. 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. Kelly Tracht describes her style as painterly modernism.COURTESY IMAGES
C6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYTHEATERClever Little Lies By The Studio Players April 21-May 7 at the Golden Gate Community Center. 4701 Golden Gate Parkway. 398-9192 or www.thestudioplayers.com. Heaven Help Me By The Marco Players through May 7 at The Marco Players Theater. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com. I Hate Hamlet By The Naples Players through May 14 at Sugden Community Theater. 701 Fifth Ave. S. 262-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. Men Are Dogs By the Island Theater Company through April 23 at the Marco Island Historical Museum. 180 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island. 3940080 or www.theateronmarco.com. The Last Night of Ballyhoo By Laboratory Theater of Florida through April 30. 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. LaboratoryTheaterFlorida.com or 218-0481.Doublewide By Florida Repertory Theatre through May 14 in the ArtStage Studio Theatre. 2267 Bay St., Fort Myers. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org.Legs Diamond By TheatreZone April 27-May 7 at G&L Theatre. 13275 Livingston Road. (888) 966-3352 or www.theatrezone-florida.com. The Christians By Gulfshore Playhouse April 27-May 21 at The Norris Center. 755 Eighth Ave. S. (866) 811-4111 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org. THURSDAY4.20Thanks! Mercato thanks first responders with motorcycle demonstrations, family activities, bomb and SWAT team units and more from 5-8 p.m. Free. 254-1080 or www.mercatoshops.com. String Recital The Royal String Quartet of Poland performs contemporary compositions at 8 p.m. at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $27-$37. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org.Funny Lady Helen Keaney performs tonight and Friday, April 21, at Off the Hook Comedy Club. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com. FRIDAY4.21Perfect Harmony Flashback Four performs hits by The Beach Boys, BeeGees and The Four Seasons at 7:30 p.m. at The Norris Center. $25. 755 Eighth Ave S. 213-3058 or www.naplesgov.com.Masterworks Naples Philharmonic Chorus celebrates 25 years with a program of works by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Vaughn Williams at 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday, April 22. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. SATURDAY4.22The Bards Kids The Naples Players KidzAct Shakespeare Company performs As You Like It at 11 a.m. on the outdoor stage at the Sugden Community Theatre. $10. 262-7990 or www. naplesplayers.org. Art Fest Mercato hosts 40 artists displaying works in a variety of mediums from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Sunday, April 23, on the lawn. 254-1090 or www.mercatoshops.com. Earth Day Party Conservancy of Southwest Florida invites the public to enjoy guided walks, animal encounters, educational exhibitions, raffles and more in honor of Earth Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free with regular admission. 1495 Smith Preserve Way. 262-0304 or www.conservancy.org. Earth Day Walk Pepper Ranch Preserve celebrates Earth Day with guided walks from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. 252-2961 or www.colliergov.net. More Earth Day Fun Ah-Tah-ThiKi Museum hosts crafts, artist demonstrations and water-themed educational activities from noon to 4 p.m. Exit 49 off I-75. Free with regular admission. (877) 902-1113 or www.ahtahthiki.com.Student Concert This years winners of Naples Music Club scholarships perform in recital at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Naples. Free. 388 First Ave. S. 384-9205 or www. naplesmusicclub.org. Peel & Eat Boys & Girls Club of Collier County holds its seventh annual crawfish boil with all-you-can-eat crustaceans, Cajun food, live music, cocktails and more from 4-8 p.m. at a private residence. $50, must be purchased in advance. 325-1765 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Bluegrass Concert Southern Express Band performs at 7 p.m. at The Norris Center. $25 in advance, $28 at the door. 755 Eighth Ave. S. 213-3058 or www.naplesgov.com. Piano Concert Celebrated Polish pianist Beata Bilinska performs at 8 p.m. at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $27-$37. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 4958989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Thriver Olivia Newton-John performs at 8 p.m. at Seminole Immokalee Casino. $39-$125. (800) 218-0007 or www.moreinparadise.com. SUNDAY4.23Om in the Garden Bend and stretch with an instructor from Greenmonkey yoga at 10 a.m. at Naples Botanical Garden. $10 for members, $20 for others. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org. Foreign Film FGCUs Renaissance Academy screens Le Passe (France, 2013) at 2 p.m. at the universitys Naples campus. An Iranian man reunites with his estranged wife in Paris to finalize their divorce, which is soon complicated by a shocking revelation by her daughter from a previous marriage. $6 for members, $8 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or www.fgcu.edu. Over the Rainbow Ukelele virtuoso Jake Shimabakuro performs at 8 p.m. at Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $34-$8. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.swflpac.com. MONDAY4.24Art Lecture FGCUs Renaissance Academy hosts a talk about the art and architecture of Sicily from 1-2:30 p.m. the universitys Naples campus. $20 for members, $25 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or www.fgcu.edu. Wild Child Wellfit Girls hosts author Cheryl Strayed (Wild) as she talks about her life and work from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Venue Naples. $50-$150. 13240 Tamiami Trail N. 989-5716 or www.wellfitgirls.org. Film for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens Run Boy Run (Germany, 2013) at 7 p.m. An 8-year-old boy flees a German ghetto and poses as a Christian orphan on a Polish farm to survive. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Broadway Voice Lea Salonga, the original Kim in Miss Saigon and voice of two Disney princesses, performs at 8 p.m. at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www. artisnaples.org. TUESDAY4.25Pups on Parade Naples Botanical Garden welcomes friendly, leashed dogs from 8-11 a.m. Free for member dogs, regular admission plus $9.95 for nonmembers and their pooches. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org. Hello, Fresh NCH Farmers Market posts up at the hospitals downtown campus from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. www. nchmd.org. Take Me Away Preferred Travel of Naples hosts a travel talk with representative from Abercrombie & Kent in a program about adventures to Europe and Australia at 5 p.m. Free, but reservations required by April 21. 5801 Pelican Bay Blvd. 261-1177 or www.preferrednaples.com. Political Theater Collier County Dems screen A Face in the Crowd (1957) at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Sugden Community Theatre. An Arkansas drifter becomes an overnight media sensation. As he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become? $25-$40, includes cocktails and appetizers before screening. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. See story on page A15.Piano Concert Timur Mustikimov, winner of Heida Hermanns International Piano Competition, performs at 5:30 p.m. at Naples Botanical Garden. $90 for members, $100 for others. 6437275 or www.naplesgarden.org.Art Reception Naples Art Association celebrates the opening of the Stay in May celebration and its three current exhibits with wine, cheese and live music from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free for members, $10 for others. 585 Park St. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org. Nature Talk Conservancy of Southwest Florida hosts a lecture about Kemp-Ridley sea turtles at 6:30 p.m. Free for members, $10 for others. 4034207 or www.conservancy.org.Improv Night Stage II Improv performs at 7 and 9 p.m. at Sugden Community Theatre. $10-$20. 262-7990 or www. naplesplayers.org. Classical Concert Members of the Naples Philharmonic perform works from the Baroque era at 7 p.m. at Artis Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Chamber Concert Violinist Paul Huang performs with pianist Tao Lin at 8 p.m. at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. $19-$59. 2408 Linwood Ave. 963-9050 or www.operanaples.org.WEDNESDAY4.26Jazz Night Naples Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra performs a tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim at 6 p.m. in the Daniels Pavilion at ArtisNaples. 5971900 or www.artisnaples.org. COMING UPTurtle Time Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park hosts a presentation about sea turtles at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 27. Free with park entry fee. 597-6196 or www.floridastateparks.org. Cruisin The Conservancy of Southwest Florida hosts a mangrove cruise with naturalist Kathy Worley from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 27. $20$47. 213-2500 or www.conservancy.org. Nature Talk Everglades Wonder Gardens provides smoked mullet and mojitos at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 27, before a talk about Cubas pristine ecosystems at 7 p.m. $15 for members, $25 for others. 27180 Old 41 Road. 992-2591 or www.evergladeswondergardens.com. Latin Jazz FONOPSIS performs from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $25. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Music at the Moe Classical Jazz Quartet performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $25. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Naples Botanical Garden concludes its inaugural season of Classical Pianists in the Garden concerts with a performance by Timur Mustikimov, winner of Heida Hermanns International Piano Competition, at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25. www. naplesgarden.org. Get in on the act when Stage II Improv takes the stage at 7 and 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at the Sugden Community Theater. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOEnvironmental History Author Steve Noll examines the relationship of people to the land of Florida, starting with Native American settlements, at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the Marco Island Historical Museum. Free for members, $5 for others. 180 S. Heathwood Drive. 642-1440 or www.themihs.com.Country Rock Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $35-$45. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. See story on page C1.Piano Man Musical comedian Jimmy Keys performs at Barbatella at 9 p.m. Thursday, April 28. $35, includes a glass of wine. 1290 Thir d St. S. 2631955 or www.barbatellanaples.com. Strings Sing The Naples Philharmonic performs an up-close string concert for kids with instrument demonstrations at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 29. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Anniversary Party The Norris Gardens at Palm Cottage celebrates 10 years with free admission from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 29, and a performance by Dixieland Band from 7-9 p.m. Concert is $17. 137 12th Ave. S. 261-8164 or www. napleshistoricalsociety.org. Broadway in Naples The Naples Orchestra & Chorus performs hits from Camelot, Brigadoon, Oklahoma! and more at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 29, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at Golden Gate High School. $18 in advance, $20 at the door. 2925 Titan Way. 298-7911 or www.naplesorchstraandchorus.com.Free Concert Naples Jazz Society performs from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at Cambier Park. 263-1113 or www. naplesjazzsociety.com. Play Reading The Naples Players Etc. . Readers Theatre performs a reading of Samuel Frenchs The New York Idea at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 30. $10. 2627990 or www.naplesplayers.org. Foreign Film FGCUs Renaissance Academy screens Phoenix (Germany, 2015) at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 30. A disfigured Holocaust survivor is determined to find out whether the man she loved betrayed her trust. $6 for members, $8 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or www.fgcu.edu. Student Concert Faith Lutheran Church hosts a youth concert featuring trumpeter Arthur Zanin at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 30. Free, but donations appreciated. 4150 Goodlette-Frank Road. 4345811 or www.flcnaples.com. Youth Concert Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.Film for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens The Forgotten Kingdom (2013) at 7 p.m. Monday, May 1. A young man travels to the mountainous African region of Lesotho to bury his father and falls in love. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 4958989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Local Star FGCUs Renaissance Academy hosts a presentation on resident and marine film consultant Capt. Lance Julians film career (Waterworld, Titanic) from 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, at The Arlington. $20 for members, $25 for others. 7900 Arlington Cir. 307-3000 or www.fgcu.edu. Suicide Girls Burlesque troupe Suicide Girls perform high-energy striptease performances that reference Star Hurry over to Naples Botanical Garden to catch Origami in the Garden before the exhibit ends Sunday. The exhibition features works by sculptor Kevin Box and large-scale pieces by world-renowned origami artists Robert J. Lang, Te Jui Fu and Michael G. LaFosse, among others. www.naplesgarden.org Writer Cheryl Strayed talks about her life and work from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday at Venue Naples to benefit Wellfit Girls of SWFL. Ms. Strayed is best known for Wild: From Lost to Found on The Pacific Crest Trail, the memoir of her 1,100-mile hike from Mexico to Washington in the wake of her mothers death. www.wellfitgirls.org 4.234.20 4.20-23 4.24 Mercato invites everyone to show their appreciation for local first responders from 5-8 p.m. Thursday. Collier County Sheriffs Office SWAT team and bomb squad units will give demonstrations, and fire trucks, motorcycles and rescue vehicles of all shapes and sizes will be on display. www.mercatoshops.com Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs presents Polands Royal String Quartet at 8 p.m. Thursday and a solo performance by quartet pianist Beata Bilinski 8 p.m. Saturday. www.artcenterbonita.org4.20, 22 Cancer Alliance of Naples hosts its fourth annual YogaCAN, a beachside community yoga session at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Bring the kids for their own session. www.cancerallianceofnaples.org
C8 WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Family Food Drive for the Salvation Armys Food BankBring a non-perishable food item to save on Garden admission! (offer valid April 29 only)World Tai Chi and Qigong DayJoin the Gardens resident Tai Chi instructor from 10am-12pm for informal sessions of Tai Chi on the Performance Lawn. Non-Members earn $5 off admission Members earn one FREE adult admission (beyond what your usual membership allows) Regular Garden admission applies without food donation. 4820 Bayshore Drive / 239.643.7275 / NAPLESGARDEN.ORG Top-rated TripAdvisor Attraction Saturday, April 29 585 Park Street, Naples 34102 239.262.6517 | NaplesArt.orgElsa Victorios Red GlobeMUSIC IS MY MUSEApril 5 May 31FROM SHANGHAI TO NAPLES: THE ART OF DEENA GUPreview Reception April 25 Exhibiting April 26 June 2EXPLORING THE WORLD WITH ELSA VICTORIOS Preview Reception April 25 Exhibiting April 26 June 2 EXHIBITIONSNAPLES ARTASSOCIATION WHAT TO DOWars, A Clockwork Orange, Donnie Darko and more at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, at Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $25-$85. 11515 B onita Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.swflpac.com. Art 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. Wednesday, May 3. 596-5059 or www. naplesartdistrict.com. Jazz Concert Bob Zotolla Jazz Cabaret performs from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, at Marco Island Center for the Arts. $25. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 3944221 or www.marcoislandart.org.Author Talk Barnes & Noble at Waterside Shops hosts a book signing and discussion with author Jennifer Lin (Shanghai Faithful: Betrayal and Forgiveness in a Chinese Christian Family) at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4. 598-5200 or www.bn.com. Masterworks Naples Philharmonic performs works by Wagner, Grieg and Beethoven at 8 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, May 4 and May 6. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Cinco Party Miromar Outlets hosts a Cinco de Mayo celebration with live entertainment, a margarita crawl, prizes and more from 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 5. 948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com. Choral Concert Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus performs at 7 p.m. Friday, May 5, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. 2408 Linwood Ave. 963-9050 or www.operanaples.com. With A Paddle The 41st annual Great Dock Canoe Races miraculously returns with the traditional races and new paddleboard races starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 6, at Crayton Cove. 8251228 or www.greatdockcanoeraces.com. Community Day ArtisNaples opens invites to public to enjoy free activities and performances from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, May 7. 597-19000 or www. artisnaples.org. Foreign Film FGCUs Renaissance Academy screens Amores Perros (Mexico, 2000) at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 7. A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret and lifes harsh realities, all in the name of love. $6 for members, $8 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or www.fgcu.edu. Film for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens Snatch (2000) at 7 p.m. Monday, May 7. An unscrupulous group of underground thugs fight to track down a priceless diamond. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Womens Work Lunafest, a traveling film festival featuring short films by women, stops by Paragon Pavilion at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 11. $25-$35, with proceeds benefitting the Breast Cancer Fund and Girls on the Run of Collier County. www.lunafest.org. Beautiful Italy FGCUs Renaissance Academy hosts a lecture about Umbrias hill towns from 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, May 12 and 19, at The Arlington. 7900 Arlington Cir. 307-3000 or www.fgcu.edu. Beer Me Blues, Brews & BBQ returns to Tin City with craft beer, barbecue, stone crabs, family activities and more Friday and Saturday, May 12-13. www.naplesbluesbbq.com. Doo Wop Rocky and the Rollers and Tokens perform at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 12, at The Naples Zoo. $37. 390-2788 or www.stayinmay.com. Free Concert Rockin Horse performs from 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 12, at Miromar Outlets. 948-3766 or www. miromaroutlets.com. Opera Night Opera Naples presents Mozart s The Magic Flute at 8 p.m. Friday, May 12, at ArtisNaples. 5971900 or www.artisnaples.org. 825-1228 or www.greatdockcanoeraces.com.Book Signing Barnes & Noble at Waterside Shops hosts author and Naples resident Nathan Hill (The Nix) at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 13. 598-5200 or www.bn.com.Brunch for Mom Young Life in Collier County hosts an al fresco, strawberry-themed Mothers Day brunch provided by Heres Howe catering from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 14, in the outdoor plaza at Sugden Community Theatre. $15-$25. www.mothersdaybrunch.org. Sultan of Swat FGCUs Renaissance Academy hosts a lecture about Babe Ruth from 10-11:30 a.m. Monday, May 15, at Moorings Park. 132 Moorings Park Drive. 261-1616 or www.fgcu.edu. French History FGCUs Renaissance Academy hosts a talk about Louis XIII and Richelieu from 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, at The Arlington. $20 for members, $25 for others. 7900 Arlington Cir. 307-3000 or www.fgcu.edu. Art Talk FGCUs Renaissance Academy hosts a lecture about life and art in the Middle Ages from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, at Moorings Park. $20 for members, $25 for others. 132 Moorings Park Drive. 261-1616 or www.fgcu.edu. Classical Concert Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs presents a concert featuring the flute and piano with works by Poulenc at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May Go deep and learn all about Kemp-Ridley sea turtles when Conservancy of Southwest Florida presents a lecture by Research Manager Jeff Schmid at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25. Free for Conservancy members, $10 for others. 262-0304 or www.conservancy.org.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 C9 14 Years Voted Best Live TheatreTICKETS: 239-263-7990 OR WWW.NAPLESPLAYERS.ORG 701 5TH AVE. SOUTH, NAPLES, FL 34102 THE NAPLESPLAYERSTHEATRE FOR THE COMMUNITYI HATEHamletTICKETS: ADULTS $35STUDENTS $10 APRIL 19 MAY 14Sponsored by: COMEDYBY PAUL RUDNICK AUTHENTIC RECIPES. FRESH INGREDIENTS. 4255 TAMIAMI TRAIL NORTH | NAPLES, FL 34103 239.302.1444 | www.felipestaqueria.com @FELIPESNAPLES JOIN US FOR OUR FRIDAY, MAY 5TH LIVE BANDS & PRIZES! COMPLIMENTARY MARGARITAPresent ad to receive one house margarita with purchase of entree; valid at bar only. Expires 4/30/17. Not valid with any other offer. HAVE YOU TRIED OUR FAMOUS MARGARITAS YET? WHERE TO GO18. $25. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 4958989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Ice Dancers Disney on Ices World of Enchantment visits Germain Arena at 10:30 a.m. Friday through Sunday, May 19-21. $22-$87 9487825 or www. germainarena.com.Free Concert Neon Summer performs from 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 19, at Miromar Outlets. 948-3766 or www. miromaroutlets.com. Frankly Funny Actor and comedian Frank Blocker presents a one-man show with zany characters, improv, special guests and more at 8 p.m. Friday, May 19, at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $15. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Frothy Fun Southwest Florida Soapfest Weekend returns to Marco Island with daytime television stars attending a variety of parties and events with the public Friday through Monday, May 26-29. Events are priced separately. Proceeds benefit Camp Able and ITC Kids. 394-0080 or www.theateronmarco.com Magic Carpet The Naples Philharmonic performs an up-close concert for kids that focuses on woodwinds at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 20. 597-1900 or www. artisnaples.org.Smooth Moves The Tenors perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Seminole Immokalee Casino. $45. (800) 218-0007 or www.moreinparadise.com. Country Crooners Two Way Crossing brings four-part harmony to country music at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Free Concert Hester Prynne performs from 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 26, at Miromar Outlets. 948-3766 or www. miromaroutlets.com. Still the King Western swing giants Asleep at the Wheel perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at Seminole Immokalee Casino. $25. (888) 219-0007 or www.moreinparadise.com. Vocal Concert Terry Barber Trio performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $35$45. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Summer Spectacular The Naples Philharmonic performs classical favorites alongside the organizations youth orchestra students at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 28, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Chamber Concert Members of the Naples Philharmonic perform free concerts at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, at Headquarters Library and at 7 p.m. at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. Additional dates and locations through June 2 available on the website. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Pro-Am Talented amateur musicians perform great orchestral works alongside the Naples Philharmonic at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at ArtisNaples. 5971900 or www.artisnaples.org. Got Some Pipes ArtisNaples shows off its 3,604-pipe Casavant organ with a performance of a wide range of music by the areas best organists at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 4. 597-1900 or www. artisnaples.org. Art Lecture Naples Art Association hosts a pre-talk wine and cheese reception and a lecture about modern photographers with special guest speaker Gary Monroe at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15. Free for members, $10 for others. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org.Sail Away David Lawrence Center Young Executives hosts its sixth annual sunset cruise about the Naples Princess from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, June 15. $45-$50. 550 Port o Call Way. 354-1434 or www. davidlawrencecenter.org. Independence Party Everglades City celebrates Independence Day with a parade, arts and crafts, family activities, fireworks and more starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 1, at McLeod Park. 695-3781 or www.evergladeshistorical.org. Email calendar listings and high-resolution photos to Lindsey Nesmith at email@example.com. Please send Word or text documents and jpgs with time, date, location, cost and contact information. No pdfs or photos of fliers. The Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at Artis Naples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.The Suicide Girls perform high-energy striptease performances that reference Star Wars, A Clockwork Orange, Donnie Darko and more at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $25-$85. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.swflpac.com.
C10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY ARTS COMMENTARYAnd you might ask yourself, how did I get here?Jim Starkey feels as if hes trapped and hes never getting loose. As he puts it, life feels like One compromise after another, just a constant slipping. Things have not turned out as hed hoped and dreamed. For Jim and his wife Sharon in Doublewide, each days a struggle, a constant disappointment. No matter what they do, a better life eludes their grasp. Theyre underpaid and overworked, and their bosses dont keep their promises. With each new financial crisis car repairs, dental work they get deeper in debt. With only high school diplomas, hes working in a factory and shes an assistant manager at Walmart. And then they receive The Letter. With a nearby casino doing so well, the county writes to inform them that theyre going to take their front yard in order to make another lane for the highway. That means moving their doublewide trailer further back on what little land theyll have left. The county promises to compensate them, but Jims sure it wont be a fair price. It also means that with only a quarter acre of land to live on, hell never be able to fulfill his dream of building a permanent home for his family. Doublewide, by Stephen Spotswood, is enjoying its world premiere at the ArtStage Studio Theatre at the Florida Repertory Theatre. This production is the first of a Rolling World Premiere with Washington D.C.s National New Play Network. (It will open at the Vermont Stage in Burlington in January, and then at the Williamston Theatre in Williamston, Mich., next March.) The play was first presented as a reading at Florida Reps PlayLab Festival last year (and at Gulfshore Playhouses New Works Festival the year previous.) With so many families struggling, its a timely and insightful script. Mr. Spotswood possesses a sharp ear for how people speak and how families interact. His dialogue rings true, whether its Jim having breakfast with mother, Jim and Sharons flirty bantering, or their teen daughter giving Jim a tutorial in how to communicate on the internet. From its opening scene, with Jim (Gregg Weiner) talking to co-workers at the factory, we know were seeing something special. Though that first scenes a monologue, youd swear others are onstage with Jim as he jokes with the invisible characters. Mr. Weiner plays Jim as an affable Everyman trying to make his way in the world. He makes it all so natural, we feel as if were eavesdropping on his life. He and Rachel Burttram, who plays his wife, Sharon, have real chemistry onstage, whether theyre talking about household chores or out on a date night. Theres Ms. Burttrams nervous energy as shes being interviewed for a job, eager to please, trying to win them over. And shes watchable even in scenes where she has no dialogue, such as the one where, as the main action goes on elsewhere, shes teaching herself how to deal cards by watching a tutorial online. Set designer Ray Recht has created an environment so real, it looks move-in ready. Its a living room, dining room and bedroom in the doublewide, with front steps and tire planters in the front. Theres also the green of the front yard, and stone pavers. The locale and action extend past the audience, visually and aurally. The studio space is so intimate, we feel as if were living with the Starkeys. Cypress Lake High School junior Isabella Cintron plays Jim and Sharons teen daughter, Lorelai. This is her first Florida Rep show (outside of shows shes done with the education department,) but she acquits herself like a professional. Her Lorelai is moody, pensive, bored, distracted. She gets frustrated with her parents. She works, saving up to buy a car. She loves music and dreams of a job in the recording industry. (Wish the venue had provided a list of what she listens to throughout the show.) Shes not doing well in school, though, so Chuck (Dillion Everett) is hired to tutor her. His motives are decidedly mixed, and Mr. Everett is great at showing his uncertainty in the situation. Hes the lone outsider in the play, from vastly different circumstances. Jims mother, Coral (Carrie Lund), rounds out the cast: a cigarette-smoking, foul-mouthed, opinionated woman who practically lives at the casino. Her financial plan is to hit it big at a slot machine, and shes created a complicated system she feels will guarantee her success. Coral curses like a sailor and flicks her cigarette ashes with emphasis, but she also has a great love for her family. It does seem strange Jim isnt more resentful or conflicted about his mother spending so much money at the casino when its the casinos success thats crushing his dream. Its explained away with a line or two that its her money to spend as she likes, but youd think hed be more upset about it, or that it would cause more problems within the family. But even Jim himself at one point succumbs to playing the slots, demonstrating how alluring the promise of a cash jackpot can be. The script has changed and evolved since the reading I saw two years ago; Jim is less angry and alienated, though this may be partially due to new casting and a different director. Director Maureen Heffernan mines this material for its love and humanity. Its a more subtle, more nuanced presentation. Its not prickly and edgy, but it doesnt go to the other extreme either. Its neither sentimental nor saccharine. Its an honest and loving look at so many in this country who are living lives of quiet desperation, who, despite all their hard work, are unable to get out of debt and unable to build a decent life for themselves. Doublewide focuses on what this family does have, as well as what they dont. Its an honest look at the working poor, at a family thats struggling. But Mr. Spotswood has not written a depressing play. There are moments of levity, wonderful scenes of humor and connection, little gems you want to treasure for their simple perfection. He does not leave us without hope. At the heart of it all, thats what Doublewide is about: the strength and support of a familys love. And sometimes, when life tears everything away, thats all you have to hold on to. nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com SUMMER GROH / FLORIDA REPERTORY THEATRERachel Burttram, Gregg Weiner and Carrie Lund in Doublewide by Stephen Spotswood. Doublewide>> When: through May 14 >> Where: ArtStage Studio Theatre at Florida Repertory Theatre, downtown Fort Myers >> Cost: $45 to $52 >> Information: 332-4488 or oridarep.org
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Rated PG-13.Gifted (Chris Evans, Jenny Slate, Mckenna Grace) After her mother dies, a 7-yearold math prodigy (Ms. Grace) is the subject of a custody battle between her uncle (Mr. Evans) and grandmother (Lindsay Duncan). Its predictable and has the expected touching moments, but the best parts are the unexpected dashes of humor that make it endearing. Rated PG-13.Smurfs: The Lost Village (Voices of Demi Lovato, Joe Manganiello, Rainn Wilson) With evil wizard Gargamel (Mr. Wilson) in hot pursuit, Smurfette (Ms. Lovato), Hefty (Mr. Manganiello) and other Smurfs seek out an ominous lost village in their forest. The animation, action and humor are all average. But the target audience is little kids, and it effectively conveys the message that girls can grow up to be whatever they want to be. Rated PG.T2: Trainspotting (Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonnny Lee Miller) Twenty years after ripping off his mates, Mark (Mr. McGregor) returns to Edinburgh and gets mixed up with the boys once again. Danny Boyles sequel to his 1996 hit isnt the adrenaline rush the original is, but it nonetheless tells a compelling story thats worth a look. Rated R.Beauty 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 liveaction 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.
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C18 WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY ANTIQUESThe time is always right for collecting sundials BY TERRY KOVEL AND KIM KOVELPocket sundials were very popular in the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe and America. A surprising number are sold to collectors each year as ornaments or historic relics, or as interesting and attractive conversation pieces. Auctions of scientific instruments sell sundials. A recent Skinner sale in Boston had brass or silver examples, many from the 17th and 18th centuries. They were made by hand with engraved lines and letters, and an inset compass. The gnomon, the upright piece that casts the shadow, was made so it could fit into the case that held the rest of the sundial. A silver octagonal plate with lines, numerals and a hinged gnomon was kept in a felt-lined leather case. The 2-inch French late 17th century antique sold for $3,198, including the buyers premium. Q: I have a very old dresser or commode set that is in good shape except its missing several of the drawer handles. I believe they are silver, and they are very ornate. Is there a good place I could look for matching pieces, or is there a place I can get some made? A: There are many places that sell replacement hardware. You can find them online, or you can look for ads for replacement hardware in antiques publications. You also may be able to find similar hardware at antiques shows or flea markets. If you dont find an exact match, you can replace all the hardware with hardware appropriate to the period. Be sure the replacement hardware needs holes where the original holes are. Q: I have a milk glass dish that looks like those with a hen top, but this one has an animal. It is marked Patd Aug 6, 1889. Does the date tell who made it and suggest price today? A: The patent date tells the maker A small sundial by Michael Butterfield of Paris sold for $3,198 at a Massachusetts auction recently.
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For more information, call 963-4670 or visit pflagnaples.org. The PCBUG computer and technology club invites all those interested in learning more about computers and mobile devices to meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. For more information call J. Burke at 659-0659 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at the Naples Conference Center, 1455 Pine Ridge Road. Admission is free, and all are welcome. The alliance welcomes donations of out-of-bloom or unwanted orchids, which members use for educational purposes. Free pick up is available and can be arranged by calling 498-9741. For more information, visit gulfcoastorchidalliance.com. The Big Cypress Chapter-Daughters of the American Revolution meets at 11 a.m. Friday, April 21. After time for socializing, the meeting will be called to order at 11:20 a.m. Guest speaker Donald Green will present A Re-enactment of Ben Franklin. Special guest will be Honorary State Regent Donna Cullen. DAR members and guests are welcome. For reservations, location or more information, call Annie MacLean at 777-4586. For more information about DAR, visit www. dar.org. Collier Progressives meet from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday, April 23, at the home of a member. For more information, visit www.collierdems.org. The Antique Automobile Club of AmericaNaples Marco Region members meet at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday at First United Church of Naples, 388 First Ave. S. Visitors are always welcome. The next meetings are April 24 and May 8. For general information about the club, call Paul Rhoads at 877-3228 or visit www.aacanaplesmarco. org. The Collier County Stamp Club meets from 7-9 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month at the Naples Airport Office Building, 200 Aviation Drive. 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All who are interested in collecting and studying antique clothing buttons are welcome. For more information, call 682-6117. Tech4Good SWFL invites staff and volunteers of area nonprofit organizations to a discussion of Collaboration Tools for Nonprofit Boards and Remote Workers from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6340 Napa Woods Way. Guest speakers are consultants Robin Larkin, Mina Merkel and Susan Suarez. 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 to firstname.lastname@example.org Learn more at www.tech4goodswfl.org. Members of the Naples Ski Club meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, in the Parrot Room a the Gulf Coast Inn, 2555 Tamiami Trail N. Skiers and snowboarders are welcome to learn about ski trips and local social activities. For more information, call 839-3711 or visit www.naplesskiclub.com. The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1067-Naples meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Naples Municipal Airport. The next meeting is May 3. Members also serve a pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. on the second Sunday of each month in the pilots lounge at Naples Municipal Airport. Admission for $5 includes coffee, pancakes, bacon or sausage and orange juice. All proceeds benefit the EAA Young Eagles program that acquaints youth ages 8-17 with aviation as a career. The next breakfast is May 14. The Naples EAA chapter is one of approximately 1,700 chapters worldwide. Members are pilots, student pilots, plane builders and aviation enthusiasts. For more information, call 649-6627 or visit www.eaa1067.com. Members and guests of the Naples Press Club will hear a discussion about the future of media in Southwest Florida at the clubs lunch meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at Tiburon Golf & Country Club. Panelists are Georgie Beasley, director of digial sales for Beasley Media Group SWFL; Bill Barker, president and publisher of the Naples Daily News and Gannett regional vice president; and Joe Schwartzel, general manager of WINK-TV. $30 for members, $40 for others ($10 for students). RSVP by emailing RSVP@naplespressclub.org. The Naples Orchid Society invites members and guests to its monthly meeting Thursday evening, May 4, at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive. Doors open and flower registration begins at 6:30 p.m., flower judging is at 7:10 p.m. and the program is at 7:45 p.m. For more information, visit www.naplesorchidsociety.org. Naples Ship Modelers is an informal group dedicated to building wooden ship models. Members meet at 9:30 a.m. on the first and third Saturday at the Landmark Naples community in North Naples. The next meetings are May 6 and 20. 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 Genealogical Society of Collier County meets Tuesday evening, May 9, in the fellowship hall at Faith Lutheran Church, 4150 Goodlette-Frank Road. Speaker Virginia Bailey will present a program about the Congressional Cemetery, the final resting place of many of the countrys most notable men and women. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program starts at 7 p.m. Attendance is free, and all are welcome. For more information, visit www.thegscc.org. The Democratic Womens Club of Collier County welcomes members and guests to its meetings from 10 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of the month in the Walden Oaks Professional Center, 6710 Lone Oak Blvd. The next meeting is May 20. For more information, visit www. collierdems.org or email dwcpresident@ gmail.com. Email club news to Cindy Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C25 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 Getting There is Half the Fun! *M *M ND P t S t SUE HUFF / COURTESY PHOTOS SOCIETYBoots & Boogie Bash for Friends of Foster Children Forever 1. Karole Davis and Batya Maman 2. Brandi Ickes, Andy Meschko, Connie Byrne and Kevin Smith 3. Brian Roland, Krista Fogelsong and Scott Robertson 4. The Pzazz Dancers 5. Jaime Young, Roxanne Newman and Nancy Goldszak 6. Rob Wilson and Rio DeArmond 7. Mike Cannistra, Alicia McClure and Brian Sawyer 8. Rosemary Hammar and Dick Westfall 9. PJ Fuerstman-Meyer and Eric Meyer 10. Jim Henderson and Nan HendersonLike 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. 1 6 2 7 3 8 4 9 5 10
C26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Reservations Taken 239.261.0622 t-michaels.com Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. HAPPY HOUR IN THE LOUNGEDaily 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. NOW SERVING OUR SUMMER MENU Every Week All SummerAvailable in Dining Room or Lounge MONDAY Martini Madness $5 TUESDAY 10-Ounce NY Prime Strip $21 w/Mash & VegWEDNESDAY All Fresh Fish Dinners $19 w/Mash & VegTHURSDAY Prime 5-Ounce Filet Mignon $22 w/Mash & Veg, 1/2-Price Bottle of WineFRIDAY Full Rack of Ribs $24 w/Fries, Coleslaw & Beans All-You-Can-Eat Fish-N-Chips $19 SATURDAY Prime Rib $21 w/Mash & VegSUNDAY Comfort Food Night w/Chopped Steak, Meatloaf or Liver $19 with Mash & VegWATERFRONT DINING IN VENETIAN VILLAGE4050 Gulf Shore Boulevard North Take US 41 to Park Shore CHARLIE MCDONALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETYThe Kind Mariners Ball for the Freedom Waters FoundationLike 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. 1 6 2 7 3 4 5Jennifer ODell and Scott ODell r O ot t R C HA R O D e ll t ODel l 1. Mike Donahue, Bruce Conley, Debra Frenkel and Peaches Conley 2. Robert Donahue, Alison Donahue, Carol Donahue and Mike Donahue 3. Patti Ross and Richard Ross 4. Lori Griffith and John Weller 5. Meg Bruno and Mike Bruno 6. Dan Maruszczak and Kena Yoke 7. Debra Frenkel, Peter Mitchell and MaryAnn Mitchell
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 (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 SIERRA BALDWIN / FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETYAn Easter jamboree at Venetian Village 1. Devon Holderman, Jennifer Holderman and Madalyn Rankin 2. Dan Redman and Annabella Redman 3. Maricel Jaureguy, Liam Frometa and Jenny Theodore 4. Landon Cammons, Cade Cammons and Cindy Moon 5. Aoife Quinn and Clodagh Quinn 6. Ines Lopez and Yanela Lopez 7. Crystal Gabbard, Gabrielle Gabbard and Malachi Gabbard 8. Sara Slavin and Amya SlavinLike 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. 1 6 2 7 3 8 4 5
C28 WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 1300 THIRD STREET SOUTH, NAPLES 239-262-5500 RIDGWAYBARANDGRILL.COM N N N N N E E E E W W W M M M M M E E E E N N N N U U U Experience Our Seasonal Favorites P P P P R R R R I I X X F F F I I X X X X E E Daily 4:30-5:30 3 Courses $35(per person) COURTYARD & GARDEN VIEWS 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 CUISINE NEWS Chef Brian Roland (Crave Culinaire) and his wife, Nicole, have launched Venue Naples, a multi-use luxury event space and art gallery in North Naples. The fully customizable space features event-planning services, gourmet food selections, top-shelf beverages and The Gallery of Amazing Things, a Dania Beach-based gallery that will provide monthly exhibitions of dcor, antiques and art for purchase. Theres such an immediate need for this type of event space in our area, and with our passion, drive and talented team, were delighted to open our doors to the fine community in Southwest Florida, Mr. Roland says. We hope to provide our guests with an unforgettable experience marked by exquisite dining and remarkable style. We invite our guests to join us in thinking outside the ballroom. Venue Naples is at 13240 Tamiami Trail N. For more information, call 2921529 or visit www.venuenaples.com. Boys & Girls Club of Collier County hosts its seventh annual crawfish boil with all-you-can-eat crustaceans, Cajun food, live music, signature cocktails and more from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at a private home. Tickets are $50 and will benefit the organizations efforts to improve the lives of local youth. 325-1765 or email@example.com. Purple Spoon hosts a threecourse dinner featuring eggs and meats from Fort Myers-based Asbury Farms from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, April 29. Dishes include frittata with heirloom tomatoes, braised duck leg and seared duck breast served with cracklings and dark chocolate-dipped bacon. $64. 2 5151 Chamber of Commerce Drive, Bonita Springs. 908-3842 or www.chefkristina.com. K2 Kitchens & K2 Design Group hosts Culinary Battle for the Arts, featuring competitions among local chefs Kristin San Filippo (Purple Spoon Culinary), Jeremy Hatfield (C Level Wine Bar & Bistro), Lisa Fidler (Fine Mark National Bank & Trust) and Sebastien Mancera (Juicelation) from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 20. While chefs compete to make culinary magic from a box of mystery ingredients, guests will enjoy kids artwork, a silent auction, and an opportunity to choose the winner alongside judges. $50, with proceeds benefitting youth programming at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. 25081 Bernwood Drive, Bonita Springs. 4958989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Ridgway Bar & Grill hosts a wine dinner featuring Orin Swift Cellars from 6:30-10 p.m. Monday, May 1, with winemaker Dave Phinney in attendance. Guests will enjoy house-smoked Niman Ranch ribs with corn pudding, ricotta and spinach gnocchi with braised lamb shoulder and New York strip steak with celery root gratin. $125. 1300 Third St. S. 262-5500 or www.ridgwaybarandgrill. 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 Sunday Italian Family Dinner: Thursday, April 20 ($69); Modern Asian Flavors: Wednesday, April 26 ($75); Celebration of Spring from the Hills of Italy: Friday, May 12 ($75). Purple Spoon, 25151 Chamber of Commerce Drive, Bonita Springs; 9083842 or www.chefkristina.com Grazed to Perfection: Saturday, April 22 ($74); Pizza: Friday, April 28 ($60). Sur La Table, 9501 Strada Place, Mercato; 598-1463 or www.surlatable.com French Croissants 101: Thursday, April 20 ($69); Incredible Homemade Pizza: Thursday, April 20 ($69); Great British Baking: Friday, April 21; Date Night Springtime in Paris: Friday, April 21 ($79); French Croissants 101: Saturday, April 22 ($69); Vegetarian 101: Saturday, April 22 ($69); Date Night Sultry Spanish Flavors: Saturday, April 22 ($79); Barbie You Cab Be A Chef Sweet Treats: Sunday, April 23 ($49); Classic Sauces from Scratch: Sunday, April 23 ($69); Springtime in Paris: Monday, April 24 ($48.96); Spring Pasta Workshop: Monday, April 24 ($69); Incredible Homemade Pasta: Tuesday, April 25 ($48.96); Tasty Thai from Scratch: Tuesday, April 25 ($69). Email food and dining news to Lindsey Nesmith at firstname.lastname@example.org. Brian Roland and Nicole Roland
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 C29 The Dish: Charred Cauliflower Starter The Price: $8 The Place: True Food Kitchen Waterside Shops 5375 Tamiami Trail The Menu: www.truefoodkitchen/ locations/naples/ The Details: Delicious and healthy are the duo of appreciative adjectives that servers often hear first-time customers delightfully pair at Naples' True Food Kitchen upon first bite. The words become a tasty descriptive trio when combined with heartfelt wows as guests taste a second, then a third of True Foods organic and often vegan cuisines. True Food might become your new lunch BFF with its selection of beautifully plated Dr. Andrew Weil-styled offerings that include the luscious wild mushroom pizza, savory turkey burger and the appealingly, sweetly tart sea buckthorn and wild cherry sorbet. I flipped for the $8 starter medley of crisp, charred cauliflower florets, candylike Medjool dates, fresh-plucked dill, saucy mint and crunchy pistachios, lightly tossed with the welcome heat of a Moroccan-style harissa-tahini dressing. You couldn't craft this at home for $15, let alone for $8. Nor could you craft True Foods airy ambiance with the wide-open kitchen, or have selected a more attentive and friendly cadre of servers who exemplify the spirit of teamwork. Pair it with the $5 refillable cherry chia limeade with tart, sweet Italian amarena cherries, and youll come up with more than a trio of adjectives as you dive into True Food Kitchen delights. Ivan Seligman email@example.comIVAN SELIGMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY STARTS POOLSIDE AT 11:30 A.M.SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2017Viewing of All the Races from Churchill Downs! Serving Mint Juleps and Hot Brown Sandwiches! 239.261.4332 2555 Tamiami Trail North Naples, FL 34103KENTUCKY DERBY PARTYTalk Derby To MeJOIN US AT WIN PRIZES IN THE ANNUAL BONNET CONTEST! THE DISH Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile.Its FREE!Search Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today. Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.com ekly. Got Download?The iPad App
C30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY COMPLIMENTARY COOKING CLASS Meet with our team of financial professionals to help you Retire with Grace! Wealth Management and Legacy Planning IRA Rollover Annuities Life Insurance Taxes Trusts & Wills HOSTED BY GRACE ADVISORY GROUP Enjoy retirement the way its meant to be! To Schedule Call (866) 794-7223 or visit R ETIRE W ITH G RACE.COM/SUR Investment Advisory Services offered through Grace Capital Management Group, LLC, a Registered Investment Adviser. 2017 Grace Tax Advisory Group, LLC. THE ART & SOUL OF COOKING PA ST RE PA STSHere are some capsule summaries of past restaurant reviews: Coastal Peruvian Seafood & Grill, 5477 Airport-Pulling Road N., Naples; 631-6943 This lovely restaurant provides a refreshing space in which to dine on exceptionally good food. Owners Chris and Fabiola Santos are hospitable and helpful as they introduce guests to their menu. Of the various ceviche variations, we enjoyed the Ceviche 200 Miles, a sprightly blend of shrimp, squid, mussels, fish, red onions, sweet potato and corn that had a bite but wasnt fiery hot. Marina sliders held fried red snapper fillets topped with aji amarillo-pineapple chimichurri on firm, yeasty minibuns. The Poseidon Fest was a montage of seafood cooked in the restaurants Josper oven, which renders proteins crisp outside, juicy within. And the Savage Tacu Tacu was a great rendition of rice and lentil pancakes with a tender skirt steak and sweet plantains. For dessert: the chocolucuma, a pie with an Oreo crumb crust, middle of caramelflavored lucuma and a drizzle of chocolate sauce. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed January 2016 MidTown Kitchen + Bar, 2110 Ninth St. N., Naples; 908-6558 Veteran restaurateur Michael Hernandez has created yet another inviting establishment. The hip MidTown Kitchen + Bar is much like his HobNob Kitchen, but with a parking lot and outside the confines of Old Naples. Whether you want to sit in the bar, at big booths in the dining room, outside or at a communal table, its all there along with a staff of well-trained servers to deliver beverages and a goodly assortment of small and large plates that run the gamut from virtuously vegetarian to confirmed carnivore. Coldwater black mussels with spicy curry, lemongrass and coconut milk could have been warmer but were tasty nonetheless, served with pita triangles for sopping up the delicious sauce. Crispy chicken thighs with cashews and kung pao sauce were also good. The vegetarian plate featured faro, roasted Brussels sprouts, baby bok choy, carrots and sweet potatoes. Even meat lovers would enjoy this hearty platter. The $28 lobster roll was pricey but large and delicious, served with sweet potato fried sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed June 2016 Moura Bistro, Meridian Marketplace, 3369 Pine Ridge Road, Naples; 738-8883 This cozy little bistro offers the flavors of Lebanon and the Mediterranean: hummus, kibbeh, shawarma, kebabs, falafel and such. Vegetarians and meat lovers alike will find plenty on which to feast. Both the smoky baba ghannoush dip and the spinach pie were great starters. Platters of shawarma chicken and falafel came piled high. The chicken had a great smoky flavor and spicy mayo for dipping while the crisp falafel came with creamy tahini and garlic potatoes. The baklava had just enough honey but not so much that it drowned out the nuts and pastry. On Friday and Saturday night, theres a belly dancer providing entertainment. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed July 2016 Rodizio Grill, Coconut Point, 8017 Plaza Del Lago Drive, Estero; 498-0018 The latest dining addition at Coconut Point re-creates the Brazilian churrascaria tradition of all-you-can-eat grilled meats carved tableside by gauchos wielding 3-foot skewers and scary looking knives. Its entirely possible to eat a weeks worth of protein at one sitting. Thats not advisable for a number of reasons, one of which is that you should dedicate a portion of your appetite to the remarkably expansive salad bar and Brazilian side dishes. We sampled four cuts of beef, three pork presentations, ham and three chicken items including some exquisitely tender hearts. The tritip and a garlicky beef called bife com alho were favorites in the beef department. Bacon-wrapped chicken and pork chunks were table pleasers, too, as were sweet pork linguia sausages and pork loin dusted with Parmesan. Aside from the occasional streak of gristle, the only real disappointment was the leg of lamb, which was overcooked and devoid of even the slightest hint of pink. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed May 2016 7th Avenue Social, 849 Seventh Ave. S., Naples; 231-4553 There are a lot of Naples restaurants that offer great food, but few do it with the fun and funky vibe that 7th Avenue Social has achieved under owner Colin Estrem. The menu features innovative cocktails, house-made pickles, conch sliders, smoked fish mac and cheese, fish or barbacoa tacos, pineapple upside down cake and a host of other goodies. Stop in for drinks and relax in the eclectic collection of chairs clustered near the entrance or dine at a table where a couch (with pillows) provides two of the seats. I loved the pickles, a chile verde pork taco, the mac and cheese and the somewhat sloppy but satisfying Southern fried chicken wings. We shared a nightly special of yellowtail snapper encased in salt that was served tableside with white asparagus, crisp yucca fries and a side of Bernaise sauce. Sunday brunch and late-night menus available, too. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed May 2015
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 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 CUISINE REVIEWCote DAzur serves the sun-drenched flavors of the French RivieraNaples is exceptionally blessed when it comes to French restaurants. There are establishments specializing in classic French, rustic French, bistro French and Provencalstyle French. It is this latter category with which we are concerned today. Cote DAzur celebrates the foods of the French Riviera. These arent the rich, cream-drenched concoctions one normally associates with this cuisine. Instead, Provencal-style French cuisine bears more of a resemblance to Italian, with its reliance on olive and balsamic oils rather than cream-based sauces. Cote DAzur, is a charming and longlived restaurant tucked into the side of a Publix shopping center a stones throw from Watermark Grille, set back from U.S. 41 just north of Immokalee Road. You arent likely to see it from the road. Just trust me that its in the plaza and pull in. We arrived early with reservations and so were fortunate to land a booth along the wall. It was still a small table for two, but at least it wasnt one of those in the middle of the narrow dining room where people would be running back and forth behind us throughout the meal. I would argue that despite the width, our booth could have been a foot wider, which would have reduced the amount of plate juggling that ensued throughout our meal. When you have water and wine glasses, plus bread plates and appetizers or entrees, there just isnt enough room on an average two-top for everything. The Tuscan ciabatta bread served with a big bowl of fruity olive oil laced with aged balsamic, red pepper flakes and herbs was delicious, a promising start as we perused the wine list. We ordered a Patz & Hall pinot noir, but the server returned to tell us they were out of it. Instead, we tried the Domaine Serene Yamhill Cuvee 2012, a similarly priced bottle ($110) that critics describe as full-bodied with black cherries, intense fruit and playful tannins. Had I read that before tasting it I would have sent the bottle back as it had no distinctive nose or flavors of either fruit or tannins. My companion this newspapers former wine columnist and I both deemed it insipid, but it didnt taste spoiled so we made do. We found it interesting that the server handling the table behind us made a great show of bringing out special pinot noir glasses for his guests while our server simply provided standard red wine glasses. The roast baby calamari ($12) looked to be an appetizing starter. The small tubes of squid were tender, bathed in a rust-red sauce containing nicoise olives, capers, espelette (French peppers), sun-dried tomatoes, parsley and piquillo peppers. With all of those ingredients youd expect a fairly zesty dish, but this one was on the mild side, with the capers and olives adding most of the life. Better was the jumbo lump crabmeat ($18), an appetizer large enough to be an entre. The crabmeat sat atop the salmon carpaccio with wasabi lime and ginger emulsion, smoky caviar on top and a drizzle of raspberry coulis. It was a beautiful dish with an interesting mix of flavors and textures, and there was plenty for two to share. From the entrees, I tried the crispy roast duck ($39) while my companion opted for wild fresh halibut ($36). The duck was crisp, as our server had promised, bathed in a delicious black currant and cherries port wine sauce with orange zest and green peppercorns. It was on the sweet side but not cloyingly so. But the rest of the dish turned out to be sweet, too: glazed Bosc pear segment, butternu t squash puree and a tart-sweet cranberry and apple chutney. The rich duck and its sauce would have benefitted from a more savory counterpoint, such as the haricot verts served with the veal chop. The halibut was the better dish, the fillet moist and properly cooked, topped with a truffle chardonnay sauce and set on a bed of roasted eggplant, with side of red cabbage confit and pumpkin puree. While the vegetables on both plates tasted good, they were room temperature when they arrived at the table, apparently plated well before the warmer main courses. We shared a piece of flan cake ($10) for dessert, made with two layers of light, airy cake, crme patisserie, an apricot glaze and berry coulis. With that, we ordered a glass of Sauternes Chateau Doisy-Vedrines ($18). The server returned with a bottle of something else that was not chateau bottled, clearly a lesser caliber sauternes. My companion questioned him about it and he said they had changed brands a couple weeks earlier. The brand he delivered retails for $20 a half bottle, half the price of the DoisyVedrines. After we questioned him about it, he apologized and took the item off the bill. Im not going to accuse him of bait and switch, but its the sort of mistake a good restaurant should not make and one that consumers should be ever vigilant about. Atmospherically, Cote DAzur is charming, despite being long and narrow. It has the feel of a French country inn, with white and yellow-striped awnings hanging over the tables along the wall. Id recommend going with a second couple to avoid being seated in the dreaded two-tops. karenFELDMANcuisine@floridaweekly.com Cote DAzur>> Hours: 5-9 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $12-$26; entrees, $36-$49 >> Beverages: Beer and wine served. >> Seating: Booths and conventional tables inside, tables on covered patio in front of restaurant >> Specialties of the house: Provencal cuisine >> Volume: Low to moderate >> Parking: Free lot >> Website: www.cotedasurrestaurant.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Riverchase Shopping Center, 11224 Tamiami Trail, Naples; 597-8867SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYRoasted baby calamari showcase the Provencal style of cooking. Wild fresh halibut, left, is accompanied by red cabbage confit, pumpkin puree and roasted eggplant. Flan cake, right, is a light way to finish a meal.
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The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples by Minto Communities is an award-winning master-planned community inspired by nature, informed by historic references to the classic southern coastal architecture of Old Naples, and designed to accommodate an active lifestyle that is connected to nature. Just four miles east of downtown Naples, The Isles of Collier Preserve provides residents with a stunningly beautiful private world bordered by Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Naples Botanical Garden and Dollar Bay. More than 1,300 acres of the communitys 2,400 acres are dedicated to natural habitat and nature preserves connected by a network of recreational trails, nature observation stations, bike paths and waterways for kayaking. Residents and visitors enter The Isles of Collier Preserve through a gatehouse archway distinguished by a reflecting pool. Next stop for visitorsthe Discovery Sales Center, described as more nature center than sales center. A Neighbors Room presents displays on neighbors Rookery Bay Reserve, Naples Botanical Garden, and Conservancy of Southwest Florida, among others. A rustic boardwalk encircles a recreated cypress wetland and 14 cypress tree replica. Visitors can take a virtual tour at interactive stations, take an eco-friendly electric boat ride or explore via Minto-provided bicycle or kayak. World-class amenities inspired by Collier historyThe Isles Club with its inviting coastal cottage style design inspired by the original Naples Beach Hotel built in 1888 is at the communitys center. The Club includes a stunning resort-style pool, lap pool, pickleball and tennis courts, and impressively appointed fitness center. A lushly landscaped event courtyard and yoga lawn, kayak launch and beach with cabanas surround the club. Isles of Collier Preserve residents have formed a variety of clubs related to the communitys many outdoor activities. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the US, and The Isles Pickleball Club members look forward to the 2017 Minto US Open Pickleball Championships hosted at the nearby East Naples Community Park from April 23-29. Minto, along with their new Latitude Margaritaville communities, are the Title Sponsor of this annual championship tournament. Home choices to meet every lifestyle Minto offers a selection of 43 innovative, energy-efficient home designs at The Isles of Collier Preserve that complement their spectacular natural surroundings and present a contemporary interpretation of classic Florida coastal home styles. Selections include coach homes, villas and single-family homes ranging from the mid-$300s to more than $1 million. For a limited time, Minto is offering up to $50,000 in purchase incentives on select move-in ready homes the Pimento single-family home, Oleander Grande coach home and Mimosa villa home. The Pimento includes a pool and spa with a beautiful water view. It is 2,333 square feet under air with two bedrooms, den, 2.5 baths and three-car garage, and priced at $823,237. The Oleander Grande three-story coach home is 2,160 square feet under air with two bedrooms, three baths, den, third floor observatory, two-car garage and private elevator. It is priced at $664,890. The Mimosa villa is 1,780 square feet under air with two bedrooms, two baths, den, two-car garage and water view, and priced at $529,780. Visit 16 furnished modelsSixteen furnished models include nine single-family homes, four one-story villas, and three award-winning coach homes. Single-family homes range from 2,016 to 4,327 square feet under air, and are priced from the high-$400s to over $1 million. Designed for entertaining, homes feature gourmet kitchens with large seating and serving islands, open floor plans, private guest quarters, and luxurious outdoor living areas with nature and water views. Coach homes include one, two and three story floor plans ranging from 1,621 square feet under air to 2,960 square feet under air, priced from the mid-$400s to $600s. All include two-car garages. Two-and-three-story coach homes also include private elevators. Architecturally detailed ceiling treatments, bright, open floor plans, large eat-in kitchens, formal dining rooms and more are among Mintos distinctive luxury touches. Villas range from 1,565 square feet under air to 1,862 square feet under air, and are priced from the mid-$300s. Villa homes include two to three bedrooms, plus den or hobby room, great room, dining room, two baths, covered lanai and two-car garage. An award-winning master planned communityA recognized leader in green construction, Minto has won many national and regional awards for The Isles of Collier Preserve. These include three silver awards from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), including the 2016 Best in American Living Award for Best Mixed Community, the 2017 Nationals Award for Best Clubhouse, and the 2017 Best in American Living Award for Best Community Facility. The Isles of Collier Preserve also received the Grand Aurora Award for Master-Planned Community of the Year from the Southeast Building Conference (SEBC), the largest building industry trade show in the southeast, and the Community of the Year award at the Collier Building Industry Association 2016 Sand Dollar Awards. Minto developed The Isles of Collier Preserve using its own funding sources, electing not to utilize Community Development District (CDD) funds, and saving homeowners at The Isles of Collier Preserve thousands of dollars in annual assessments. The Isles of Collier Preserve is located just four miles east of downtown Naples on U.S. 41/Tamiami Trail East. The Discovery Sales Center is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information on The Isles of Collier Preserve call 888707-1251 or visit mintofla.com. The Isles of Collier Preserve where residents celebrate nature and active living WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 1SPONSORED CONTENT YOUR GUIDE TO NEW HOME COMMUNITIES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA Above: An eco-friendly electric boat is available at the Isles of Collier Preserve Discovery Sales Center dock for tours of the Cypress Waterway. The Isles Club resort-style pool, lap pool, shaded cabanas and sandy beach area provide the ultimate environment for relaxation and socializing. The Isles of Collier Preserve residents take to the Isles Club courts for Pickleball the fastest growing sport in the U.S. Left: The Pimento single-family home includes pool and spa with a beautiful water view. 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Seaglass residents to enjoy the parks at Bonita BayAcknowledged as a place where residents and nature connect, Bonita Bays stewardship of the land is legendary. More than half of the communitys acreage was set aside for natural areas and open space, and residential neighborhoods were sited to take advantage of views of nature without impacting it. Specimen trees, wildlife habitats, and natural wetlands were preserved and invasive exotics were replaced with native species. The result is a decidedly different community that embraces the unspoiled natural beauty of Southwest Florida. In addition to reptiles, amphibians, fish, and small mammals, Bonita Bay is home to a pair of nesting bald eagles. The eagles have thrived, producing more than 30 fledglings since 1977. For the residents of the luxurious residences in The Ronto Groups 26-floor, 120-unit Seaglass high-rise tower now just 14 months from completion, Bonita Bays setting offers an active, healthy lifestyle. A 12-mile network of pathways is available for walking, jogging, and bicycling. The trails lead to every corner of Bonita Bay, including to a butterfly garden, picnic facilities, playgrounds, canoeing, the Bonita Bay Marina, and three parks that provide an opportunity to experience myriad attractions. Riverwalk Park runs alongside the Imperial River on the southern edge of Bonita Bay. The park is a sanctioned National Audubon community. A day marina includes a boat ramp, 40 boat slips, and canoe storage. A bocce ball facility was added in 2013, joining the tennis, pickle-ball, and basketball courts already in place. The bocce facility was recipient of a 2013 Green Star Honor Award from the Professional Grounds Management Society in the Park and Recreation category. The facilitys pavilion provides a setting for social gatherings. Covered courtside seating shades the players from the sun while they rest between rotations. Riverwalk Park also offers a playground, picnic areas, restrooms, two pet stations with water fountains, and a 12-station Parcourse fitness trail. Spring Creek is one of Southwest Floridas most pristine waterways and runs along the northernmost border of Bonita Bay. The communitys Spring Creek Park encourages exploration of the areas natural treasures. A canoe and kayak storage and launch facility is available for resident owned boats and for the complimentary canoes provided for use by residents. The parks nature trails meander through a subtropical forest and an observation deck directly on Spring Creek provides a spot for appreciating the spectacular setting. Other attractions at Spring Creek Park include a bocce ball court and basketball hoop, a picnic area with grills and tables, a childrens playground, a pet station equipped with a water fountain, gazebos, and restroom facilities. Bonita Bays 13-acre Estero Bay Park is being preserved to share its historical and archeological significance, including 5,000-year old Native American shell mounds. An 800-foot boardwalk winds its way through coastal mangroves to reach a pier on Estero Bay. One of Estero Bay Parks attractions is the Butterfly Garden that was established by Bonita Bays residents and planted with native and tropical flowers. The parks nature trails include interpretive signs. The park includes a screened pavilion with restroom facilities, a playground, and a picnic area with grills and tables. With the combination of the buildings tower floor plan choices and amenities that also include the five championship golf courses, a planned expansion of the Clubs 18-court tennis complex, and a residents only private beach park, Seaglass is redefining the luxury high-rise living experience. The Seaglass towers second floor will connect to an award-winning amenity complex. Amenities already in place include a theater, guest suites, card and club rooms, a fitness facility featuring mens and womens spas with steam and massage rooms, a resort-style walkin pool and spa, and a deck with a covered cabana that includes a bar and grill. Now more than 50% sold, Seaglass offers fully-completed, ready-for-occupancy residences with designerselected premium finishes. Each residence will come with two protected access under-building parking spaces. Private enclosed two-car garages will be available. Seaglass will showcase the open living environments that luxury homebuyers prefer. The elegant residences will be accessed by private elevator foyers and feature spacious great rooms, large kitchens, and two or three expansive outdoor terraces per residence, one of which will include a gas grill. The terraces and extensive use of glass throughout the residences will provide stunning views of Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. A selection of tower residences remains available at Seaglass. Three luxurious great room floor plans ranging from 3,353 to 3,946 total square feet are priced from just over $1 million. The spacious tower residences will include dual private elevator grand foyers, large island kitchens, three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, or three bedrooms plus a den or fourth bedroom and three-and-a-half baths, walk-in closets in the owners suite, and sliders opening to multiple outdoor spaces that include a gas grill. Ten-foot ceiling heights are included per plan. Three furnished tower residence models featuring the finishes on display at the Seaglass Design Studio located within the Seaglass Sales Center will be available for viewing upon completion of construction. Rontos Finishing Touches Program is designed to allow future residents to visit the Design Studio and select finishes for their new homes flooring, cabinetry, countertops, door hardware, plumbing fixtures, and paint colors. Future residents may also specify finishes from other sources. Opportunities to customize residences will become progressively limited as construction continues. For additional information, visit the Seaglass Design Studio and Sales Center from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m. Visit Seaglass online at www.seaglassatbonitabay.com. Above: Bonita Bay Park: For residents of the luxurious tower and penthouse residences in The Ronto Groups 26-floor, 120-unit Seaglass high-rise tower within Bonita Bay, the communitys splendid setting offers the possibility of enjoying an active, healthy lifestyle. Bonita Bays 12-mile network of on-property pathways is available to Seaglass residents for walking, jogging, and bicycling. The pathways lead to three beautifully designed parks. Left: The award-winning Ronto Groups 26-floor, 120-unit Seaglass high-rise tower within Bonita Bay is on schedule for completion just 14 months. c o i n gu r o t u sp r o i n w in S p r s E w 2 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
5076 Annunciation Circle #104, Ave Maria, FL 34142 22 Models Open Daily 239-352-3903 AveMaria.comTake Immokalee Rd east, turn right onto Oil Well Rd, turn left into Ave Maria.*Offer valid on all new-home sales purchased between April 1-30, 2017. Del Webb NaplesTop 20 Places to Retire Pulte Homes2016 Community of the Year Top 35 Selling Communities in U.S. Maple Ridge by CC Homes N Spring Savings*$15,000 toward gourmet kitchens in Maple Ridge Reserve $7,500 in designer upgrades in Del Webb Naples $5,000 in Flex Cash in Avalon Park & Emerson Park $5,000 in options or upgrades in Maple Ridge & Coquina Ask your sales representative about move-in incentives on quick delivery homes Theres a new Spring in our StepNew models & new savings in Ave Maria. Save up to $15,000! Plus, register to win a $500 Amazon gift card. Prices from high $100s -$500s 2-6 bedroom homes 22 models open daily Panther Run Golf Club at Del Webb Over 40 oor plans On-site water park and sports elds Town Center with Publix Supermarket A-rated public schools & more
Check it out now: limited lakefront lots at Naples ReserveNaples Reserve has it all. Casual Key West vibe? Check. Awesome resort-style amenities? Check. Lakefront lot with a floating dock? Better act fast! With limited lakefront lots remaining in two Naples Reserve neighborhoods, its time to discover your next home and new lifestyle in the 668-acre community of Southern Coastal-inspired attached villas and single-family and custom estate homes. In the Parrot Cay and Sparrow Cay neighborhoods, lots along the centerpiece 125-acre Eagle Lakewhere homebuyers have the opportunity to add a private floating dockare extremely popular. Just six Eagle Lake lots remain in Parrot Cay for your choice of a custom estate home, while 15 other lakefront lots are available without the option for a private floating dock. In Sparrow Cay, 11 lots along Eagle Lake are still available and one-third of the remaining neighborhood lots feature a lakefront view without the dock option. Parrot Cays custom estate homes offer multiple bedroom and bathroom options from 2,800 to more than 4,000 square feet of living space. Expansive lanais emphasize a connection to the outdoors and create opportunities for breezy alfresco entertaining. Parrot Cays eight models showcase workmanship from Florida Lifestyle Homes, KTS Homes, Lundstrom Development, Marvin Development, McGarvey Custom Homes and Stock Signature Homes. Parrot Cay pricing starts from the mid-$900s. Conveniently located near Naples Reserves Island Club, Sparrow Cay offers casually elegant oneand twostory homes with open floor plans, flexible study space for personalization, optional summer kitchens and 2,384 to 3,516 square feet of living space. Four fully furnished models illustrate designs from builders Ashton Woods and Stock Signature Homes. Sparrow Cay homes offer three or four bedrooms and up to four baths starting from the high-$400s. Parrot Cay and Sparrow Cay homebuyers who act soon can also take advantage of limited-time builder incentives. Award-winning developer iStar created Naples Reserve with island-inspired amenities. Even a workout in the stateof-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 vibe, with residents gathering for casual dining in Latitudes Cafe or relaxing near the tropical waterfall pool or lakefront fire pit. Beach volleyball and bocce ball courts offer a beckoning view of Eagle Lakes 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 is nearing completion, along with Kids Cove, a playgr ound and picnic area, a meandering biking, hiking and jogging linear park and two dog parks, Walk & Wag and Paws Awhile, the first of which opens this May. Naples Reserve now offers 17 fully decorated models available for viewing by Southwest Floridas premier homebuilders. Attached villas and singlefamily and custom estate homes are priced from the high-$200s to more than $1 million. 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: Stock Signature Homes Muirfield III model master bedroom in Parrot Cay at Naples Reserve. Naples Reserve Island Club. Right: Naples Reserve Outrigger Center, Duffy boats. AboeStockSignatreHomesMirfield 4 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
You have golf friends. And beach friends. AND A CLUB FOR BOTH. 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 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,402 A/C Sq. Ft. $2,756,700THE CAPRIANO Thats what it means to live at Mediterra to have it all without compromise. Your own private beach club just minutes away from the internationally acclaimed Club at Mediterra, where 36 holes of Tom Fazio-designed golf complement an array of luxurious details. 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.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 / NEWLY ARRIVED ANNOUNCING MEDITERRAS NEWEST LUXURY NEIGHBORHOOD CAMINETTO GRAND OPENING TOUR MODELS TODAYStunningly Appointed Single-Family Homes
Stocks best 35 models in 12 communities showcasedSaturday & Sunday noon to 4:00 p.m.For more than 15 years, Stock Development has been the preeminent builder of luxury homes throughout Southwest Florida. Saturday and Sunday, Stocks Best will be on display from noon to 4:00 p.m., offering homebuyers an unprecedented number of completed luxury home choices. Thirty-five furnished models and a selection of unfurnished, move-in ready homes are being showcased in Babcock Ranch, Hidden Harbor, Renaissance, Bonita Bay, Quail West, Esplanade Golf & Country Club of Naples, TwinEagles, Lely Resort, Pine Ridge Estates, the Moorings, Park Shore, the Isles of Collier Preserve, and Naples Reserve. Stock is featuring four models on lakefront sites in the Lake Timber neighborhood at Babcock Ranch, a new solar powered town 20 minutes east of Fort Myers off Florida State Road 31 just north of the Lee Civic Center in Charlotte County. Stocks Lake Timber plans showcase Babcocks Craftsman, Farmhouse, Coastal Gulf Vernacular, Spanish, and Colonial/West Indies styles. Each plan includes a covered front porch that allows the home to live from front to back. Stocks residences at Babcock Ranch are built to Florida Green Building Coalition Certification standards and base-priced from the low-$400s. In Fort Myers, four models and six move-in ready homes base-priced from the $400s are being featured at Hidden Harbor. Two move-in ready residences base-priced from the $700s are open in the Renaissance community. The 4,238 square feet Stella model by Stock Signature Homes, the luxury homebuilding division of Stock Development, is being showcased in the Bonita Bays Bay Woods neighborhood. The Stella is priced at $2,810,000 and features an interior by Soco Interiors. The plan includes a formal living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, wet bar, a double-island kitchen and family room, a study, four bedrooms, four-anda-half baths, and a three-car garage. A screened outdoor living space features a fireplace, a kitchen, and a pool and spa. Three models are being featured at Quail West. Priced at $3,799,990 fullyfurnished, the 4,937 square feet Aqualina estate showcases an interior by Christina Villalonga, Senior Designer at Marc Michaels Interior Design. Stocks 4,238 square feet furnished Stella model in Quail Wests Cortland neighborhood is priced at $2,339,460 and features a classic interior by Soco Interiors Kassie Parisoe. Priced at $2,317,125 with furnishings, Stocks open-concept Normandy II model in Cortland showcases an interior by Clive Daniel Home. Stocks previously sold Windsor III model is open in Salara at the Esplanade Golf & Country Club of Naples on Immokalee Road. Base-priced at $989,990, the 4,155 square feet Windsor III showcases an interior by Vogue Interiors Sheila Corasaniti, IDS. The previously sold Glenmore model in Arrezo at Esplanade presents an interior by Soco Interiors. Base-priced at $844,990, the Glenmore offers a 3,591 square feet great room plan with four bedrooms, a study, four-anda-half baths, a formal dining room and island kitchen, and an outdoor living area with a fireplace, kitchen, pool and spa. Stocks previously sold Windsor II model is open in Lake Estates at TwinEagles. Lake Estates features lakefront home sites 110-feet wide and 150feet deep. Base-priced at $869,990, the Windsor IIs great room plan presents an interior by Beasley & Henley Interior Designs Senior Designer Kim Grimes. A Windsor III model priced at $2,081,045 with furnishings scheduled for completion in June has sold. Two unfurnished, move-in ready residences, the Muirfield V priced at $1,334,185 and the Regency Manor priced at $1,498,060, are available in TwinEagles Hedgestone estate neighborhood. A model at 186 North Street Pine Ridge Estates in North Naples is priced at $3,495,000 and features an interior by Vogue Interiors Sheila Corasaniti, IDS. Corasaniti has created a coastal retreat finished in relaxed and soothing colors. The Caribbean architectural style of Stocks model at 3750 Fountainhead Lane in Park Shore includes rich exterior details. The residence was recipient of Park Shores 2017 Beautification Award. Priced at $3,395,000, the 4,189 square feet two-story residence showcases an interior by Clive Daniel Homes Rebekah Errett-Pikosky and Charlie Hansen. Stocks 4,189 square feet residence at 3050 Crayton Road is perfectly suited to a luxurious indoor/outdoor lifestyle. The residence presents an interior by Soco Interiors Senior Designer Meredith Summersgill and is priced at $3,495,000. Stock Signature Homes Magnolia Collection at The Isles of Collier Preserve includes twenty-eight 90-foot home sites with spectacular views. Four floor plans range from 3,578 to 3,972 square feet and are base-priced from $889,990 to $949,990. Stocks Cocoplum model is open for viewing. Base-priced at $899,990, the 3,641 square feet Cocoplum plan includes 1,004 square feet of covered lanai space. The Cocoplum showcases an interior by Soco Interiors Charlotte Horvath. Stocks previously sold Marigold model is also open for viewing. Base-priced at $889,990, the Marigold plan includes 3,578 square feet plus a covered lanai measuring 1,062 square feet. The Marigold features an interior by Vogue Interiors Sheila Corasaniti, IDS. Stock is presenting five models in Parrot Cay and Sparrow Cay at Naples Reserve. The 2,947 square feet Madison in Parrot Cay is priced at $1,197,100 and features an interior by Vogue Interiors Sheila Corasaniti, IDS while Soco Interiors Daniel Kilgore, ASID and Sirena Gilmore created the interior for the previously sold 3,255 square feet Muirfield III also in Parrot Cay that is open for viewing. The Sparrow Cay models include the 2,913 square feet Anastasia priced at $1,041,710 that also features an interior by Socos Daniel Kilgore; the 2,643 square feet Venice priced at $956,750; and the 2,384 square feet Biscayne priced at $906,330. For additional information about the luxury residences by Stock Development on display this weekend, visit stockdevelopment.com. Above: Stock Signature Homes furnished Windsor III model is open for viewing in Salara at the Esplanade Golf & Country Club of Naples on Immokalee Road. The 4,155 square feet Windsor III model showcases an interior by Vogue Interiors Sheila Corasaniti. Right: Stocks furnished model at 186 North Street Pine Ridge Estates in North Naples is priced at $3,495,000 and features an interior by Vogue Interiors Sheila Corasaniti, IDS. Below: The furnished Sebring model in the Lake Timber neighborhood at Babcock Ranch is one of 35 models by Stock Development being showcased Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4:00 p.m. yyp 6 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 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 Most Highly Anticipated Home Sites in Watercourse Expanded Catania III Residence $1,575,000 Two Enna II Residences Each $1,750,000MOVEIN NEXT SEASON MOVEIN LATE SUMMER MOVEIN NOWStill Time to Customize Your Floor Plan Berolina Residence $1,380,000 Enna Residence $1,560,000 Completed Berolina Residence $1,485,000 Including UpgradesSEE ITTOUCH ITFEEL ITMAKE IT YOUR OWN MODELS OPEN DAILYatercourse at alisarLUXURIOUS LAKEFRONT SINGLEFAMILY VILLAS BY DISTINCTIVE COMMUNITIES6 Purchase Opportunities Remaining. Three Ways to Meet Your Move-In Timeframe
Everyone invited to enjoy weekly music nights at Babcock RanchBabcock Ranch, the solar powered town being built by Kitson & Partners in Charlotte County off Florida State Road 31 just north of the Lee County Civic Center, is inviting the public to enjoy twice a week free live music performances at the band shell at Founders Square, the 13-acre lakefront green in the heart of the new towns downtown district. Everyone is welcome! Tuesday Night Live every Tuesday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and the Saturday Concert Series every Saturday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. offer a pleasing mix of performers and musical styles in a setting that is ideal for family members and friends of all ages to enjoy time together. In addition to the band shell, Founders Square features a boardwalk on the banks of Lake Babcock, a childrens splash pad, picnic tables, and shady areas for relaxing. Menu and beverage specials will be available at the lakefront Table & Tap restaurant located on the western edge of Founders Square. With its indoor and outdoor dining, beer garden, relaxed outdoor conversation areas set around fire pits, a selection of craft beers, a farm to table menu by Chef David Rashty, and friendly service, Table & Tap has quickly become a preferred destination since opening at the end of February. A towering 80-year old oak tree transplanted from the Babcock property provides a backdrop for the restaurants beer garden. This coming Tuesday, April 25, soloist Harry Havery will enliven the evening with acoustic renditions of classic hits, rock, and country selections. Paul Allodi will showcase his extensive repertoire of multi-genre tunes on May 2. Singer/songwriter Mac Martin will perform his extensive list of folk and Americana tunes on May 9 and will be followed by a performance by the Mystic River band that dazzled visitors to Babcocks Founders Festival with their unique brand of Texas red dirt country on May 16. With no performance scheduled for May 30 due to the Memorial Day holiday, Harry Havery will return with his captivating acoustic sound to close out the month on May 23. On Saturday, April 29, the seven member J3 Vocal Band will energize Founders Square with a familiar selection of classic hits. Mark your calendars for the classic sound of David C. Johnsons solo renditions of Motown, blues, and funk hits that will be featured on both May 6 and May 27. Harry Havery will perform his acoustic classic hits, rock, and country selections on May 11. The performer for Saturday, May 20 will be announced soon. Visit babcockranch. com for performance updates. Kitson & Partners also invites visitors to experience Babcock Ranchs extensive network of hiking trails and numerous lakes. The new town has been designed to provide an immediate connection to nature on a day to day basis. As visitors turn east off 31 and approach the Babcocks signature entry bridge, they are treated to views of a stunning waterscape and the iconic Lake House recreation center scheduled for completion by the end of May. Once across the bridge, the connection continues as visitors make their way down a winding, tree-lined streetscape leading to the downtown district. The first several miles of what will ultimately be a 50-mile network of nature trails have been completed and are open to all who enjoy an invigorating hiking experience. Hiking gear is available at Curry Creek Outfitters located in Woodlea Hall on the western edge of Founders Square. Curry Creek Outfitters also provides fishing equipment and kayak, paddle board, and bike sales and rentals for those intent on enjoying a sun-kissed day at Babcock Ranch. Woodlea Hall also hosts the Discovery Center, the focal point for obtaining information about all aspects of Babcock Ranch, including how the new town came into being, Kitson & Partners commitment to preserving and maintaining the environment, how advanced technologies such as solar power, a full gigabyte of fiber-optic connectivity, autonomous vehicles, and tele-medicine have been incorporated in the community, and Babcocks diverse residential product offering. Axel Kallenborn, the Discovery Center Manager, oversees a staff of sales concierges and town ambassadors, each of whom is uniquely qualified to present all aspects of the Babcock Ranch story and answer visitors questions. New model home residences by Homes by Town, Stock Development, and Florida Lifestyle Homes are open in Babcocks Lake Timber neighborhood that offers engaging streetscapes, numerous pocket parks, and lake vistas. Babcocks residential product choices include twin villas by Lennar Corporation base-priced from $180,000; singlefamily homes by Lennar base-priced from $220,000; single-family residences by Homes by Towne and Fox Premier Builders base-priced from the $300s; single-family homes by Stock Development base-priced from the low-$400s; and single-family residences by Florida Lifestyle and Castle Harbour Homes base-priced from the $500s. The towns Craftsman, Farmhouse, Coastal Gulf Vernacular, Spanish, and Colonial/West Indies architectural styles are derived from the styles found in pre-World War II neighborhoods in Fort Myers, Naples, and throughout Southwest Florida. The homes and their inviting front porches are positioned close to the street to encourage the social interaction and personal connections that are part of life at Babcock. The Discovery Center, the Table & Tap Restaurant, and Curry Creek Outfitters are open seven days a week. To learn more about the solar powered town being created by Kitson & Partners at Babcock Ranch, visit babcockranch.com. To learn more about the events that are held every week at Babcock Ranch and open to all, visit babcockranch.com/events. Above: Live music is featured at the Founders Square band shell in downtown Babcock Ranch every Tuesday and Saturday evening. The public is invited. Left: With its indoor and outdoor dining, beer garden, relaxed outdoor conversation areas set around fire pits, a selection of craft beers, a farm to table menu, and friendly service, Table & Tap has become a preferred destination at Babcock Ranch. Below: Founders Square is a 13-acre lakefront green space at the heart of downtown Babcock Ranch and serves as the site for community festivals and events. A ba an in co be ha Fo he co 8 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 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. BONITA BAY AND ITS ASSOCIATED LOGO ARE TRADEMARKS OF BONITA BAY PROPERTIES, INC., AND ARE USED UNDER LICENSE.FLStockDevelopment This weekends most anticipated model tour!SATURDAY & SUNDAY NOON4 P.M. For directions and complete listings of all our models & communities please visit StockDevelopment.com FROM THE $400s TO OVER $4 MILLIONCome tour our exceptional collection of fully furnished models in some of the most distinctive communities and neighborhoods across Southwest Florida. From priced-to-sell coach homes and twin villas to exquisite and expansive estate homes, theres a Stock home waiting for you. 37 BEAUTIFUL MODELS. 13 DESIRABLE LOCATIONS. MOVEINREADY HOMES.PresentingSTOCKSBEST LELY RESORT 7 models now openCoach Homes, Villas and Single Family Homes from the $400s to over $1 million 8038 Signature Club Circle, Bldg. 8-102, Naples ESPLANADE OF NAPLES 3 models now openSingle Family Homes from $1 million to over $2 million 9105 Esplanade Blvd., Naples TWINEAGLES 2 models now openSingle Family Homes from $1 million to over $2 million 12433 Twin Eagles Blvd., Naples NAPLES RESERVE 5 models now openSingle Family Homes from the $400s 14807 Dockside Lane, Naples ISLES OF COLLIER PRESERVE 2 models now openSingle Family Homes from $1 million to over $1.5 million 5684 Barbuda Lane, Naples QUAIL WEST 3 models now openLuxury Estate Homes from $1 million to over $4 million 6289 Burnham Road, Naples HIDDEN HARBOR 4 models now openSingle Family Homes from the $400s 17270 Hidden Estate Circle, Fort Myers RENAISSANCE 2 move-in-ready homes now availableSingle Family Homes from the $700s 9624 Via Lago Way, Fort Myers LUXURY CUSTOM ESTATE HOMES3750 Fountainhad Lane, Park Shore | $3,395,000 3050 Crayton Road, Moorings | $3,495,000 186 North Street, Pine Ridge | $3,495,000 BABCOCK RANCH 4 models now openSingle Family Homes from the low $400s 17157 Bullhorn Circle, Babcock Ranch BONITA BAYFinal New Estate Home in Bay Woods$2,810,000 26100 Woodlyn Drive, Bonita Springs
Minto approaching sell-out of two neighborhoods at TwinEaglesWith 21 buildable sites, some of which have not been released for sale, and one unfurnished residence scheduled for completion late this year remaining in its Dundee neighborhood, and one unfurnished residence under construction and two furnished models not yet available for purchase in Lockford, Minto Florida is approaching the sell-out of its available product in a total of four neighborhoods at TwinEagles. A leader in environmental sustainability, Minto has earned the #1 ranking by Eliant Homebuyers Choice Awards for percent of sales from referrals, as well as national recognition from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Minto sold the last of its residences in TwinEagles Wisteria neighborhood early last year. Acknowledged for the beauty of its water, preserve, and golf course views, Wisteria includes 28 one and two-story residences by Minto ranging from 2,500 to 3,800 square feet on 65-foot home sites. In 2015, Minto sold the last of its 12 residences in Hollybrook, a neighborhood that showcases six Minto floor plans ranging from 2,600 to 3,000 square feet on 67-foot sites. Minto introduced its Dundee single-family neighborhood in mid-2015. Dundee offers a final opportunity to purchase a 2,600 to 3,800 square feet residence in the $600,000 to $800,000 price range within TwinEagles. Dundee will include 61 single-family residences on 62 x 135-feet home sites at build out. The secluded neighborhood features captivating water, preserve, and golf course views. Extremely private, the Dundee neighborhood is on a cul-desac in the northernmost section of the TwinEagles community. Lakes situated at all four corners of the neighborhood, including a lake measuring 34-acres, contribute to Dundees tranquil setting that is further enhanced by walking and biking trails that weave their way through TwinEagles heralded natural tableau. The privacy afforded by Dundees exquisite setting is rarely found within gated golf course communities in Southwest Florida. A $25,000 builder incentive is now available for new-build residences in Dundee. Seven floor plan choices are available. Construction of an unfurnished residence featuring Mintos Inverness II floor plan has been permitted and construction is expected to be completed by late this year. The 2,899 square feet under air plan also offers three bedrooms plus a study, two baths, a great room and island kitchen, a formal dining room, a covered and screened lanai, a two-car garage, and a one-car garage. A fourth bedroom, media room, and a cabana bath are also available. Mintos popular 3,811 square-feet under air, two-story Turnberry Grand great room floor plan includes three bedrooms, three full-baths and two halfbaths, a study, formal dining room, a spacious lanai with an outdoor kitchen, an upstairs bonus room with a covered outdoor terrace, and a three-car garage with a tandem space that offers the possibility of including an additional air conditioned room. The spacious 2,905 square-feet under air, Prestwick Grand great room floor plan includes two bedrooms, two fullbaths and one half-bath, a study, a large sitting room, a formal dining room, an island kitchen that includes a passthrough to a spacious lanai that features an outdoor kitchen, and a two-car garage. The homes perfectly sized 20 x 22 great room showcases a 12 to 14 double coffered ceiling and fully opens to the lanai. The 2,842 square feet under air Turnberry great room plan also offers two bedrooms, two full-baths and one halfbath, and a study. A large island kitchen and dining area combine with the great room to create a flowing living space that opens to a covered and screened lanai. A three-car garage includes a tandem space that offers the possibility of including an additional air conditioned room. Mintos floor plan choices in Dundee also include the St. Andrews, Birkdale, and Prestwick plans. The 3,180 square feet under air St. Andrews plan features a formal living room, dining room, family room, island kitchen, a covered and screened lanai, three bedrooms, a study, three baths, a two-car garage, and a one-car garage. The 2,840 square feet under air Birkdale plan offers formal living and dining rooms, three bedrooms, three baths, a study, an island kitchen and family room, a screened and covered lanai, and a two-car garage. The comfortable Prestwick great room plan includes 2,642 square feet under air with two bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a study, a formal dining room, an island kitchen, a two-car garage, and a one-car garage. The great room opens to a screened and covered lanai. One unfurnished residence under construction is available in Mintos Lockford neighborhood and features the 2,905 square feet Prestwick Grand great room floor plan. Lockford features 41 one and two-story residences ranging from 2,600 to 3,800 square-feet under air. Homes are on 60-foot home sites and priced from the low-$500s to $1 million. Distinctive Minto design elements include dramatic, soaring ceilings in the foyers, luxurious master suites, airy and spacious gourmet kitchens. Features such as 12-foot ceilings, granite countertops, and 18-inch ceramic tile are included. Mintos Prestwick Grand and Turnberry Grand models are open for viewing in Lockford. A tranquil natural setting, diverse product offering, and amenities that include two championship golf courses continue to attract homebuyers to TwinEagles. A golf membership is included with the purchase of every newly constructed residence. The community was recognized by Boardroom magazine as a Distinguished Emerald Club, a designation accorded to the top five-percent of private clubs throughout the world. Visit the TwinEagles Sales Center at 11330 Twin Eagles Boulevard, or call 239.352.8000. Visit Twin Eagles online at twineagles.com. Above: An unfurnished Prestwick Grand residence currently under construction is available in Minto Floridas Lockford neighborhood. Two completed models are open for viewing. Right: Minto Floridas 3,811 square feet, two-story Turnberry Grand model is open for viewing in TwinEagles Lockford neighborhood. The Turnberry Grand is also available in Mintos Dundee neighborhood. Below: A tranquil natural setting, diverse product offering, and amenities that include two championship golf courses continue to attract homebuyers to TwinEagles. A golf membership is included with the purchase of every newly constructed residence. d d l i d h 12 f il i 10 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY CHAPTER 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. & Exclusive Sales & Marketing by Wilson& Associates The Skys the Stage... ...for an Encore Performance Tower 2 makes its debut at Kalea Bay. Pre-construction pricing. Morning sunrises and evening sunsets. A performance youll want to watch over and over again. Secure your front-row seat for an encore presentation center, plus one spectacular clubhouse. 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)
12 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYActive adult homebuyers are drawn to Valencia Bonita by GL Homes Its easy to see why active adult homebuyers are drawn to Valencia Bonita by GL Homes. The new 55+ lifestyle community offers luxury single-family homes and villas priced from the $309,000s and a magnificent 45,000 squarefoot decorator-appointed Clubhouse and Lifestyle Complex that will provide residents with year-round activities. We offer so much at Valencia Bonita that new homebuyers who visit tell us they could never have imagined a more perfect community, said Dianna Betancourt, Vice President and Project Manager of Valencia Bonita. With gorgeous homes, relaxing lifestyle and unbeatable amenities, residents can truly have it all at Valencia Bonita. The impressive Clubhouse and Lifestyle Complex will feature an on-site restaurant with indoor and outdoor bars; a spa with peaceful rooms available for a variety of treatments and services; a grand ballroom with raised stage and dance floor; a fully equipped fitness center with a fitness studio for personal training, Pilates or yoga; a lavish sports lounge with TVs, billiards and card rooms; a cooking studio for hands-on cooking classes and demonstrations; an arts and crafts room complete with a kiln; and more. A full-time lifestyle director will be coordinating various community events, Broadway style shows, cocktail parties and more to keep residents as active and social as they want to be. Residents can enjoy the sunny weather by taking advantage of the outdoor amenities which include a resort-style swimming pool, swimmers pool with lap lanes, wading pool for the grandchildren, eight pickleball courts and a state-of-the-art Racquet Club with eight lighted clay tennis courts and a Pro Shop. Valencia Bonita residents can also socialize with friends, family and neighbors at the cozy fire pit area. Complementing the vacation-lifestyle residents desire are stunning single-family homes and villas that are perfect for active adults and empty-nesters. Ranging from two to four bedrooms and two to three and one half baths, residents can choose from 21 distinctive floor plans that include such designer-appointed standard features as master suites with walk-in closets, fine cabinetry, high interior finishes and screened-in and covered patios. Valencia Bonita is conveniently situated on Floridas beautiful Gulf Coast and is just minutes away from immaculate beaches, numerous upscale and casual dining options, as well as fabulous shopping. For added convenience, the community is also within close proximity to major airports, hospitals, medical facilities, banks, salons, grocery stores and more. The sales center is now open at 16701 Bonita Beach Road in Bonita Springs. To visit, take I-75, exit at 116 Bonita Beach Road, travel east approximately four miles and Valencia Bonita will be on the right. For more information about Valencia Bonita, call 239-308-4600 or visit the website http://www.glhomes. com/valencia-bonita. Above: From the Classic Collection, the expansive Charleston Grand features two bedrooms, including a sweeping master retreat with his and hers closets and baywindow sitting area, formal living and dining rooms, a club room, a library/optional third bedroom, three bathrooms and a three-car garage, with a total of 3,350 square feet of air conditioned living space. Left: Featured in the Classic Collection, the Carlyle is a bright and open floor plan with three bedrooms, three and one half bathrooms, club room, great room and three-car garage. Below: The impressive Bimini from the spacious Signature Collection features three bedrooms, including a sweeping master retreat with his and hers closets and a Roman tub, three bathrooms, a den/optional fourth bedroom and a two-car garage, with a total of 2,318 square feet of air conditioned living space. AbFthCliClltith A e b r w r b g a t a t g T S i h b a s A
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 GULF COAST HOMES 13 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 86 9 1 9 1 84 41 41 CENTRAL 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 a as as as 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 as as a as as as a as a a s s s s s s s s s s s s s se s 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 EAST 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 P r rk rk r k k r 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
14 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYWhether its enjoying the charm of Old Naples and its prestigious neighborhoods, nearby beaches and shops or dreaming of life within top-rated country club communities, London Bay Homes translates personal visions into reality. The leading homebuilder and developer understands building a luxury custom home is one of lifes major milestones. London Bay has redefined the homebuilding process with its brand promise of Private Label Livinga singular commitment to custom building that ensures the highest quality and attention to detail, and a refined process honed by its decades of expertise, comprehensive knowledge of building sciences, new technologies, and industrysetting standards. Private Label Living differentiates London Bay Homes from other homebuilders in Southwest Florida with blueprint-tocompletion services, including in-house architects, interior designers, and experts in custom pools and landscaping. Clients experience a personalized approach the moment they connect with the award-winning builder and its team, which offers the areas only true design-build process. Our clients have boundless imagination, their own sense of style and define life on their own terms, said Mark Wilson, president and CEO of London Bay Homes. The most important element of Private Label Living is that every home is our clients visionnot ours. We strive to make it an effortless and enjoyable experience. We provide every tool a client needs to express themselves, including a talented, multifaceted team, all under one roof. For clients Tony and Trish Zook, building a home with London Bay Homes was the right choice. We originally went into the homebuying process desiring a move-in ready home, but after visiting Mediterra, we immediately fell in love with the communitys lifestyle and knew London Bay Homes could create something truly special in the exact area where we wanted to live, said Trish Zook. We gave the team an idea for a floor plan we loved and they were able to customize it to meet our exact needs. The Zooks worked in collaboration with London Bays design team to create a 4,500-square foot home in the maintenancefree neighborhood of Cortile in Mediterra, Naples 10-time Community of the Year. The process was amazing. They walked us through each phasefloor plan, design, constructionand were always mindful of our budget, our preferences and allowed us to take our time as we worked through the plans from out-of-state, said Mrs. Zook. By far, their approach offers the highest level of quality in construction, attention to detail and level of customization. Even when you walk through their models, you can see the level of detail thats been put into every selection, down to the placement of the plugs, cords and artwork. Every step of the Private Label Living process is executed with precision and quality assurance, with continual input from customers and their dedicated team of designers, architects and client relationship managers at London Bay Homes. We challenge ourselves to raise the bar on quality, and that translates into everything we dofrom having the most talented employees and trade partners, to using the most innovative building techniques and materials, to our white-glove inspection process, said Wilson. This ensures each homes performance, durability and sustainability meets the clients complete satisfaction. Known for its one-of-a-kind custom homes on individual homesites, London Bay Homes recently collaborated with MHK Architecture & Planning to create the luxury single-family Claremont model home in Old Naples. MHK has focused much of their business over the last five years in Old Naples, and have developed a signature style that is heavily desired in the area, said Wilson. We recognized that MHK understood the market and current design trends as well as the citys zoning codes, and knew that coupled with our award-winning team of designers, we could create a spectacular home. Designed as the ultimate entertainment home, the custom Claremont floor plan offers 5,727 square feet of living space with four bedrooms, a study, an indoor and outdoor kitchen, second-floor recreational area, and seven wine refrigerators/beverage centers. Working with the London Bay Homes team was truly a well-balanced collaboration. They are much more educated in design than our typical clientele and they bring that level of expertise to everything they do, said Matthew Kragh, president of MHK. To complement the Claremonts coastal contemporary architectural design, Romanza Interior Designs Michael Scott incorporated midcentury and modern classic furnishings and created a palette of ivory, ocean blue, charcoal and mocha throughout the home. Romanza brought to the table a design that was in keeping with the house, and because of their intimate relationship with London Bays builder team, they were able to provide a level of scrutiny to the drawings that we normally dont see with other designers, said Kragh. The interior designers understood how each element of the home needed to function for the homeowner and were a key part of the architectural process. MHKs director of residential design Steven Jallad also worked with the London Bay Homes team to create the Claremonts open floor plan concept that flows seamlessly from the indoors to the outdoors, integrating two walls of accordion doors that open to the covered alfresco living area and sundeck. Sold shortly after completion, the homes indoor-outdoor connection, private guest cabana and functionality were major selling points for the home. London Bay Homes and MHK created one of the most stunning floor plans in Naples that really resonated with homebuyers, said Toby Cloutier, who represents London Bays Naples Collection portfolio. The model uniquely captured the luxury lifestyle the homebuyers were looking for in Old Naples. We had more than one buyer that wanted the home within the first three weeks of its unveiling. London Bay Homes is also offering an array of furnished single-family homes from Park Shore to Port Royal, as well as in sought-after communities throughout Southwest Florida, including Mediterra, Estuary at Grey Oaks, Quail West, and Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. 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 London Bay Homes, call 239-298-7605 or visit www.LondonBay.com. London Bays custom homes bring inspired designs to life M t h n a i m a c d h h o f o a a t t d b t o c z p f o t t b a London Bay Homes collaborated with MHK Architecture & Planning to create the Claremont floor planthe stunning design features multiple outdoor living destinations and a blending of indoor and outdoor spaces. 4500-squarefoothomeinthemaintenanceLocated a few blocks from the white-sand Gulf of Mexico beaches, the custom Chelston model spans 4,227 square feet and features its own translation of coastal contemporary, drawing architecture and interior design inspiration from the West Indies, Old Florida and other tropical ports of call. Offering four bedrooms and four full baths, the Capriano model in Mediterra features a soft contemporary look with wood and metal tones and bright accents of green, orange, melon and yellow throughout the models 4,402 square feet of interior living space.
LUXURY COASTAL CONTEMPORARY TOWER RESIDENCES FROM JUST OVER $1M Sales Center Open Daily | 26951 Country Club Drive | Bonita Springs | 239.301.4940SeaglassLuxeTower.com Your place in the unThe high ceilings and spacious open oor plans of Seaglass invite good feelings at all hours of the day. Complete with luxurious master suites, gourmet kitchens and magnicent views of the Gulf of Mexico, its truly a tower above all others. 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 14 LIMITED TIME FOR RESIDENCE CUSTOMIZING 50 %SOLD OUT OVER
Spring Savings Event in Ave MariaVisit Ave Maria from April 1 30 and save up to $15,000 on the purchase a brandnew single-family home from one of our preferred builders. Sign up for the chance to win a $500 Amazon gift card when you visit builder sales centers during April. Earn $15,000 toward gourmet kitchens with the purchase of a new home in Maple Ridge Reserve by CC Homes. Save up to $7,500 in designer upgrades in Del Webb Naples. Save up to $5,000 in options or upgrades in Maple Ridge and Coquina at Maple Ridge. Earn $5,000 in Flex Cash in Avalon Park and Emerson Park by Pulte Homes. Offers are subject to details, availability and change. Please see builders for details. Ave Maria has something for everyone including young couples, growing families, and active retirees. And with prices from the high $100s, you cant afford to miss this opportunity to live in beautiful Collier Countys Community of the Year for 2016 and 2015. Amenities for an Active LifestyleAve Maria has amenities for all ages. Panther Run Golf Club at Del Webb, the on-site 18 hole course designed by Gordon G Lewis, offers challenging play alongside natural beauty and wildlife. Ave Marias water park, open exclusively to residents, features two waterslides, interactive water adventure playground, resort and lap pools, spa, and beach volleyball. The North Park boasts a playground, baseball, basketball, and soccer fields. The South Park is a great spot to walk your four-legged friend at dog park or play bocce. Pack a picnic and relax at the covered outdoor pavilion. Maple Ridge by CC HomesCC Homes, presents 3-6 bedroom homes in one and two-story floor plans ranging in size from 1,133 to over 5,000 square feet and priced from the high $100s. Homes are offered in three neighborhoods: Maple Ridge, Maple Ridge Reserve, and Coquina at Maple Ridge. Customize your dream home with several options including outdoor oasis with pool, kitchen, and cabana bathroom or an extra bedroom or flex room above the garage. Visit the on-site sales center and tour 14 model homes open daily. Ask about several move-in ready homes. Del Webb Naples Were proud to be home to Del Webb Naples, the smart choice for active adults desiring a well-rounded southwest Florida lifestyle. Del Webb Naples offers ten floor plans from 1,133 to over 2,500 square feet, with 2-5 bedrooms and prices from the low $200s. Choose from golf course, lake or preserve view when selecting your home site from the nations highly awarded home builder. The on-site Oasis Club at Del Webb Naples features over 12,000 square feet of resort and lap pools, tennis courts, bocce and pickle ball, fitness center, library, caf, fire pit, arts & crafts studio, and library. Dine at the brand new Rusty Putte r for breakfast, lunch or afternoon bites. Visit an on-site sales representative to learn more about the Del Webb lifestyle. 5 model homes open daily. Pulte Homes With brand new home designs in Avalon Park and Emerson Park priced from the low $200s, Pulte Homes offers quality construction home buyers can trust. A well-known and respected name in home building, Pulte Homes features Life Tested features in their home designs built for life and how you live it. Three models open daily in Avalon Park. Visit UsFor more information visit Ave Maria at 5076 Annunciation Circle # 104, avemaria. com or by calling 239 -352-3903. Follow us on social media to be the first to learn about specials and incentives. Take Immokalee Rd. east; turn right onto Oil Well Rd; then left into the main Ave Maria entrance. Offers subject to change and availability. See builders for details. With over 40 floor plans from 3 builders, Ave Maria offers something for everyone. Active adults, young couples, and growing families enjoy the vibrant lifestyle of the town with outdoor recreation, highly rated schools, friendly neighborhoods, and the natural beauty of Southwest Florida. W 3 s A a th to h n b 16 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
LUXURY VILLAS, COACH HOMES & SINGLEFAMILY HOMES FROM THE MID $300s TO OVER $1 MILLION Discover Naples Community of the YearNestled along the scenic Cypress Waterway only 5 minutes from downtown Naples youll nd a waterfront lifestyle that others can only dream of. Where an incredible selection of award-winning Minto homes complements an extraordinary setting for every day adventures and non-stop fun. Simply put, Life is better in The Isles. Come experience it for yourself! ISLES AWAYfrom the ordinary ON NAPLES BAY, 5 MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN AND THE BEACHES Isles Club Amenities:Classic Old Florida Clubhou se Fitness Center Resort-Style Pool Lap Pool Cabanas Tennis Courts Kayak Launch Event Lawn Pickleball Courts 8 miles of scenic kayak and hiking trails Available membership at adjoining yacht club and marina with deep water access to the Gulf of Mexico For location, hours of operation and further details about our award-winning communities throughout Florida, visit MintoFla.com. GET STARTED ATMintoFla.com5445 Caribe Avenue, Naples, FL 34113 Located on US 41/Tamiami Trail East, just south of Thomasson Drive(888) 707-1251 HURRY FOR LIMITED TIME INCENTIVESAVE UP TO $50,000!* 951 951 Pine Ridge RoadNAPLESNAPLES Gulf of MexicoOF C O LL I ER P RE S E R V E NNaples Bay Davis Boulevard Golden Gate Pkwy. Hamilton Harbor 5th Ave. Dollar Bay Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve *Limited time incentive on select homes, please see a New Home Sales Professional for details. Minto Communities, LLC 2017. Not an offer where prohibited by state statutes. All rights reserved. Content may not be reproduced, copied, altered, distributed, stored or transferred in any form or by any means without express written permission. Artists renderings, dimensions, specifications, prices and features are approximate and subject to change without notice. Minto, the Minto logo, The Isles of Collier Preserve and The Isles of Collier Preserve logo are trademarks of Minto Communities, LLC and/or its affiliates. CGC 1519880. 4/2017
Three ways to purchase a new villa in Watercourse at Talis ParkWith just six single family villa purchase opportunities remaining in its popular Watercourse neighborhood, Talis Park announced that Distinctive Communities is offering luxury homebuyers a uniquely flexible opportunity to enjoy the North Naples communitys In the Village lifestyle. Watercourse is an enclave of 29 detached, maintenance-free, luxurious single-family villas that range from 2,530 to 3,638 square feet situated on Lake Il Corso, directly across the water from the Toscana neighborhood that presents the most authentic Amalfi Coast inspired architecture found in Southwest Florida. The combination of the lake and Toscana views in Watercourse provides a captivating tableau that is unlike any other in Naples. The Spanish Eclectic great room villas in Watercourse open to private indoor/outdoor spaces with spectacular water vistas. Three and four bedroom plans include a study, island kitchens, and outdoor living areas with custom designed heated swimming pools and custom designed landscaping. Standard features include 14-foot ceilings in the living areas, Viking kitchen appliances, and porcelain tile flooring. Optional natural gas outdoor grills and firepits are also available and can be incorporated in an outdoor living area design that offers a highly personalized experience. The Watercourse residences are being built by Artisan Associates, the exclusive builder of homes by Distinctive Communities. Watercourse embodies Talis Parks In the Village lifestyle that is designed to put residents literally within minutes of the communitys amenity core. Watercourse is situated just a short walk, bike ride, or golf cart ride from Talis Parks heralded Great Lawn and the dining, exercise, resort-style pool, and spa venues at the award-winning Vyne House clubhouse. Vyne House received First Place and Best of Show honors in the New Construction/Private Club category in Golf Inc.s 2016 Clubhouse of the Year competition. Vyne House was also named recipient of the Collier Building Industry Associations 2016 Sand Dollar Awards for Best Clubhouse Exterior and Best Clubhouse Interior Design. Situated directly in front of Vyne House, the Great Lawn serves as the backdrop for community events or impromptu gatherings by residents. In addition, Watercourse is literally across the street from the communitys new sports bar located at Casa Cortese overlooking the pristine driving range of the Talis park golf course. Talis Parks Sports Complex is also within minutes of Watercourse and includes six lighted Har-Tru tennis courts with directionally focused lighting and pavilions, a tennis pro shop and clubhouse with restrooms and a beverage center, four bocce ball courts, a fifty-foot two-lane lap pool, and an attractive green space. Distinctive Communities highly flexible ownership possibilities in Watercourse offer homebuyers the opportunity to take advantage of three purchase scenarios designed to meet their their desired move-in timeframes. For homebuyers seeking a completed residence that can be enjoyed for the remainder of Naples 2017 winter season and beyond, the 2,979-square feet, three bedroom, three-and-a-half bath Berolina villa is available for immediate purchase and move-in. This tastefully finished residence features $100,000 in upgrades. Gray-toned oak wood floors throughout the first level blend nicely with the soft, two-toned, off-white kitchen cabinets. An equally attractive glass tile backsplash provides a perfect complement to the kitchens leathered calcite countertops. Outside, a natural gas outdoor kitchen with a vented hood and an electric screen provide a comfortable and flexible lanai space overlooking a pool and an over-sized spa that includes three water features. The Occupancy Now Berolina residence is available for purchase and move-in now and priced at $1,485,000. Two residences that are scheduled to be completed in four months provide an opportunity for homebuyers who prefer to move-in late this summer or next fall. The residences have been completed to a roofed-in shell stage and allow buyers to make their own finish selections. In some cases, the interior walls can still be customized to create a floor plan that is ideally suited to the buyers unique needs. One of the two residences is priced at $1,380,000 and presents a floor plan similar to the Berolina that can be tailored to the buyers preferences. The second Occupancy Soon Watercourse villa features the spacious 3,638 square feet two-story Enna floor plan that includes four bedrooms plus a loft and four baths. The Enna residence is priced at $1,560,000. Three of the remaining home sites in Watercourse are the neighborhoods most highly anticipated sites. Recently released, the sites will accommodate custom residences that are some of the largest to ever be designed for construction in the neighborhood. One of the residences, the Catania III, is an expanded version of Distinctive Communities best-selling floor plan and will be situated on the largest home site In Watercourse. The redesigned 3,522 square feet floor plan features four bedrooms, one of which is an expanded master suite, four-and-a-half baths, an additional courtyard space off the master bedroom, and a single driveway. This light-filled residence is priced at $1,575,000. The remaining two residences each total 3,777 square feet under air and showcase the Enna II floor plan. The plan includes four bedrooms, fourand-a-half baths, a 12 x 4-foot island in the kitchen, and a generous 45 x 13-feet master suite overlooking Talis Parks signature Tuscan style bridge that leads to the Great Lawn and Vyne House. The two Enna residences include in the Occupancy Later purchase opportunity are priced at $1,750,000. Talis Park is a Kitson & Partners community located just north of Immokalee Road on Livingston Road. To learn more about Talis Park, visit the communitys Garden House Sales Center at 16980 Livingston Road in North Naples, or visit talispark.com. Above: The Spanish Eclectic great room villas in Watercourse at Talis Park open to private indoor/outdoor spaces with spectacular water views. Left: Villas ranging from 2,530 to 3,638 square feet are situated on Lake Il Corso, across the water from the Toscana neighborhood that presents the most authentic Amalfi Coast inspired architecture found in Southwest Florida. Watercourse is situated just a short walk, bike ride, or golf cart ride from Talis Parks heralded Great Lawn and the dining, exercise, and spa venues at Talis Parks award-winning Vyne House clubhouse. The Talis Park Golf Couse is one of just two Greg Norman-Pete Dye designed courses in the world and offers one of the most highly acclaimed golf experiences in the U.S. 18 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
ALL TOWNS ARENT CREATED EQUAL.Sure, every town has its beautiful park or its lake view. Its grand home or its city hall. But the truth is most towns arent created at all. This one is. Babcock Ranch is an entirely new kind of town. One where the streets are planned but the wilderness isnt. Where energy comes from the oldest source in the world and powers the very newest technology. Where luxurious amenities come at an unluxurious price. T his is a town where the frontier meets the front porch in a way thats never been seen before. Broker participation is welcome. Prices, plans, specications 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 par ties 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 oering and should be considered as infor mational only. A better lifeBABCOCKRANCH.COM 888-979-7220
20 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYKalea Bays first tower nears selloutTower 2 released for sale Above: Kalea Bays 88,000-squarefoot clubhouse (in foreground) will be completed in November, approximately the same time as the communitys first tower (in background). Kalea Bay residences have very open floor plans. All master bedrooms offer views of the Gulf of Mexico. Kalea Bays Tower 1 and Tower 2 were designed with rooftop amenities, including a sky lounge, spectacular pool and open-air fitness center. Left: Kalea Bays first tower is scheduled to be competed in November. Kalea 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 in November, is approaching the 90 percent sold mark, stated Inga Lodge, 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. Currently, the number of residences already reserved in our second tower exceeds the $40 million mark. 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. Residents will revel in Gulf views, open floor plans, a private elevator leading directly into their residence and wood floors throughout, said Lodge. 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 Lodge. 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, Lodge 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 Lodge. 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 when the first residents move into their new homes. The clubhouse area will be the social and recreational centerpiece of the community, said Lodge. 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 Lodge. 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. 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, said Lodge. 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 Lodge. 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, twotenths of a mile. Additional information is available by calling (239) 793-0110 or online at KaleaBay.com. 2 r
R R e e s s t t a a u u r r a a n n t t & & Outdoor Cafe 1 1 0 0 0 0 s s o o f f C C l l u u b b s s & Activities 1 1 0 0 A A c c r r e e R R e e c c r r e e a a t t i i o o n n C C o o m m p p l l e e x x 45,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse F F i i t t n n e e s s s s C C e e n n t t e e r r & & A A e e r r o o b b i i c c s s R R o o o o m m s s S S o o c c i i a a l l H H a a l l l l f f o o r r E E v v e e n n t t s s & & S S h h o o w w s s T T r r a a n n s s i i t t i i o o n n a a l l S S t t y y l l e e H H o o m m e e D D e e s s i i g g n n s s Brokers Welcome Broker must accompany client during clients initial visit to this community. Both the client and Broker must execute the Devel opers Registration Form on the initial visit. Broker must also execute the Developers Broker Participation Agreement. Valencia Bonita is being developed and sold by Bonita Springs Associates I, LLLP. Valencia Bonita is designed for residents aged 55 & older, and is intended to meet the exemption under the Federal Fair Housing Act. This is not an offering in states where prior registration is required. 2017 FW 10400-014 3-28-17 GLHOMES.COM (239) 308-4600 Sophisticated style and extraordinary amenities are coming to Bonita Springs! 16701 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 Take I-75 to Bonita Beach Rd., go East 4 miles and follow the signs. Open Daily: 9:30am-5:30pm. An Exciting New Concept in 55 + Living is Here! GRAND OPENING Amazing 55+ Living in Bonita Springs from the $300s to the $600s Take Advantage of Pre-Construction Pricing While It Lasts! GLHOMESCOM(239)3084600 Its the grand opening of Valencia Bonita GL Homes newest Valencia community! Get in on the ground oor at this pre-construction event and learn about the unsurpassed 55 plus lifestyle that is second to none! Valencia Bonita features over 20 spacious home designs, a spectacular clubhouse, and luxurious amenities that rival the nest resorts. At Valencia Bonita, youll love where you live. Call today for more information!
22 WEEK OF APRIL 20-26, 2017 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYAllures Experience and Experience Penthouse floorplans provide options for a variety of unique tastesALLURE, the new, luxury 32-story condominium to be developed on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River in the Historic Downtown Fort Myers River District, has a variety of unique floorplans to suit any taste. Two of these exceptional residence layouts are the Experience and the Experience Penthouse floorplans. The Experience Penthouse offers residents a large, open and airy design that is full of light where floor-toceiling windows offer breathtaking water views. The unique, loft-style design of this desirable residence features a private, master bedroom upstairs, overlooking the spacious downstairs living area. The expansive home features an open ceiling height of almost 24-feet. This residence is 1,439 total square feet and features a balcony overlooking the glistening waters of the river. The Experience Penthouse residence is priced at $468,000. For those resident who dont need quite as much space and are looking for a great value, the Experience one-bedroom, one-bath floorplan is a perfect choice. This style floorplan is ideal for young professionals or singles looking to live downtown in the center of it all. Located from the 6th floor to the 30th floor at ALLURE, these residences are competitively priced from $267,000. ALLUREs prime locale in the River District combines tropical urbanism charm with a small town feel. With over 65 cafes, bars and restaurants, the pedestrian and pet-friendly downtown offers unlimited options for dining and nightlife. Arts and culture abound in the River District where the brick streets are lined with eclectic boutiques and art galleries, historic landmarks and architecture, museums, and even a professional theater, and best of all, its all just blocks from ALLURE. ALLURE boasts an array of resort-style building amenities: a riverfront promenade; private screening room with theaterstyle seating; stateof-the-art gym; pool deck with heated cascading infinity-edge pool overlooking the water; rooftop gardens; social gathering rooms with fireplace, billiards, game tables; Bocce Ball and barbeque grills on the rooftop, Pickle ball by the pool, and many other luxury features. Luxurious residences at ALLURE feature private entrance elevators and include covered garage parking with 24-hour controlled access. Charging stations for electric vehicles will also be provided. To learn more about ALLURE, call (239) 500-JAXI (5294) option #1 or visit the sales gallery located at 1300 Hendry Street. The sales gallery features a model of one of the elegant condominium residences with beautifullydesigned vignettes of a kitchen, living room and dining room. Visit online at www.AllureLuxuryCondominiums.com. The Great Room at Allure.ADVERTORIALALLURE boasts an array of resort-style building amenities: a riverfront promenade; private screening room with theater-style seating; state-of-the-art gym; pool deck with heated cascading infinity-edge pool overlooking the water; rooftop gardens; social gathering rooms with fireplace, billiards, game tables; Bocce Ball and barbeque grills on the rooftop, Pickle ball by the pool, and many other luxury features. Sales Gallery Now Open! 13oo Hendry St., Fort Myers, FL Open 7 days a week 239-500-JAXI (5294) www.AllureLuxuryCondominiums.com Info@AllureLuxuryCondominiums.com C o n c i e rge Private Theater Fitness, Spa, Sauna Infinity Edge Pool Sculpture Garden High-Speed Internet & WIFI natural gas cooking ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE/ADVERTISING AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. RENDERINGS, SQUARE FOOTAGE AND ROOM DIMENSIONS ARE APPROXIMATE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. PRICES, SPECIFICATIONS, FEATURES, FINISHES AND AVAILABILITY SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
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