TSEE FRAUD, A8 INSIDE: The 10 top attorneys filing AOB lawsuits in Florida. A8 STEAL BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.comHE COST OF HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE in Florida, already about twice the national average, will continue to rise thanks to plaintiffs attorneys who work with contractors to exploit loopholes in laws that allows them to cash in on inflated claims, the state Office of Insurance Regulation has found. Meanwhile, lawmakers in Tallahassee who have been aware of the problem for several years have so far failed to pass legislation to stop it. The unscrupulous guys are turning a small water leak under a kitchen cabinet into a $30,000 kitchen for people, said Robert Norberg, vice president of Lantana-based Arden Insurance Associates and president of Independent Insur1 0 t t o o p p p p a a a a a t t t t o r n n e e y y s s f f i ling A O 10 n Flori d a A A 8 28,200The average percent homeowners premiums could rise each year due to assignment of benefits. Assignment of benefits lawsuits in Florida in 2016. In 2006, there were 405. 6,863Percentage increase of assignment of benefits lawsuits in Florida from 2006 to 2016. A Florida law grants license to Attorneys and contractors are using the law to squeeze inflated homeowners insurance claims from ins urance companies, causing premiums to surge and endangering the states catastrophic insurer. For years now, lawmakers have been unable to agree on a fix while the state Office of Insurance Regulation warns the problem continues to get worse. SEE DOGS, A12 Photographer goes to the dogs for Humane Society Naples BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.comAll dog owners do it. We get nose-to-nose with our four-legged best friend and in that special dog talk voice beg the question: Whos the best boy in the world? Wouldnt you love to have a portrait of that extreme close-up of your canine companions wet snout, wide eyes and goofy face just bursting with love and admiration for you? And wouldnt you love it even more if acquiring such a fun picture of your furry friend would help Humane Society Naples in its mission to find forever homes for hundreds of abandoned or stray animals every year? HSN makes it easy for you to make that happen by bringing pet photographer Adam Goldberg to Momentum Brewhouse for portrait sessions from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, May 7. For $125 50 percent of which hell donate to HSN Mr. Goldberg will employ barking noises and peanut b utter as he comes camera lens-to-snout with your pooch to capture five frames of the furry face you love. Mr. Goldberg came to pet photography after he was hired to manage the website for Humane Society of Broward County. He had no photography experience, but his duties required him to take kennel photos of shelter animals to entice people to adopt them. The crazy demon eyes that flash photography tended to produce didnt show the adoptable animals in the best light, so he trained himself to take more flattering photos to post on the Free admissionVisit Historic Palm Cottage and The Norris Gardens on Saturday, April 29. A6 Credit reality check?Big change in reporting likely will affect your score. B1 MEMORIAL TRIBUTE A2 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A13 HEALTHY LIVING A16 PETS OF THE WEEK A18 FROM THE TOP B1 MOTLEY FOOL B4 HOUSE HUNTING B9 OPEN HOUSE MAP B18 BOOK REVIEW C2 PUZZLES C12 SOCIETY C26-27 CUISINE C28-31 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. What he does bestLouie Anderson brings his standup act to Off the Hook. C1 Here to helpCollier Resource Center connects people with needed services, and more Networking photos. B7-8 www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 3, 2017Vol. IX, No. 27 FREE ADAM GOLDBERG / COURTESY PHOTO
roger WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com COMMENTARYLosing Bill CornwellLike a gunfighter who could shoot with both hands, Bill Cornwell mastered the two most coveted skills in writing: On the one hand, he gave you clarity, simplicity and telling detail harnessed effortlessly to a compelling story. On the other, he served up an intimate charm and wit typically associated with great conversationalists, somehow magically conveyed in print. Southern writers dont own those tandem skills. But a conversational eloquence impossible without them frequently appears in the words of the best Southern writers. So it was with Bill, our maverick friend and colleague. He stepped out of the world at 68 last week, departing his native Georgia without so much as a by-your-leave. His death was sudden and natural, his family said. So was the trail of tears and broken hearts he left behind. Bill was one of the best in a generation of good and even great writing journalists. Why wasnt he more famous? I dont know. But Thomas Grays 18th century poem, Elegy in a Country Churchyard, offers one explanation: Full many a flower is born to blush unseen and waste its sweetness on the desert air. In truth thats not what happened to Bill, at least not in American newsrooms dating from the 1970s. He was celebrated by many who worked with him at various newspapers as the finest they ever knew in journalism. I sat next to Bill at the St. Pete Times in the early 1980s, recalled Ardith Hilliard in a Facebook post last week. We were friends from then on. He wasnt easy but he was worth it. One of the great Southern writers who could put all of us to shame on any day of the week. He once told me he liked a story of mine so much that hed wished hed written it. To this day that is the most cherished comment of my career. When you read Bill Cornwell you might as well be communing with him over a glass of apple juice or a tumbler of whiskey, an experience the Rev. Jesse Jackson lucked into on his presidential campaign trail in 1983. At the time, Bill had been assigned to follow Jackson for 17 days, a duty he recounted in a February 2016, story, Southern Raised. (http://fortmyers.floridaweekly.com/ news/2016-02-10/Top_News/Southern_ Raised.html). His editors put a white Southern storyteller on the trail of a black Southern politician. Both men had been fired like artillery shells from the cannons of their shared history the South. That fact proved both a burden and a vestment each wore proudly, a thing inescapable, like mortality. Now, Bill has stepped into the lexicon of living we call The Past, characterized this way by another Southern writer, William Faulkner: The past is never dead. Its not even past. His past included war heroes and diehard Southerners dating back to a time before the Civil War. Bill carried both grace and courage like his forebears, but perhaps with more modesty; he would have been mortified by such praise spoken in his presence. His great-grandfather served the Confederacy with bloody valor, passing down his sword to generations of family scions. Bills son, William Cornwell, a professor of philosophy at Salem State University in Massachusetts, now owns it. Bills father, meanwhile, a retired Army colonel, was a World War II hero and Atlanta banker at once brilliant, gallant and unrepentant about the history of the South, Bill told us. Heres how he once described his beloved parents and the heritage that enlisted him at birth: A word about my mother, Mildred Estell Hall Cornwell, a lover of poetry and language who died in 1968 at the age of 58. She came from a sensible Southern family. Her father was a doctor in Atlanta who pioneered the use of radium in treating cancer. She shared little of my fathers Confederate zeal and seemed to view his effusions with a mixture of bemusement and good-natured indignation. Shortly before their marriage, her future mother-in-law, my grandmother, told her: Youve got to understand one thing about the Cornwell men: Theyre peculiar. Bills courage always required this of him, first: To love the truth about anything, peculiar or not, and to stand up for it. The truth about politicians or history. About people either arrogant, angry, rich or poor. About the lynching of 11 black men and women by whites near Monticello, Ga., his fathers hometown, between 1885 and 1920. About the demons he faced in his personal life and what they did to him. He loved the truth more than he loved clannish loyalties, proud traditions and carefully coiffed appearances, including SEE BILL, A14 BILL CORNWELL A2 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 3, 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
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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 OPINIONThats no bullPowerful political imagery has a long and valued tradition in American history. When a marriage of opportunity weds a symbol to a political cause, it becomes more than the sum of its parts. Recent examples include those hot pink hats with pussycat ears sported by millions of participants on the day of the Womens March on Washington. They were an instant success, worn in sisterhood as a symbol of resistance to the misogynous policies of the radical right. The marriage of creativity with a cause also made another appearance recently, this time a consequence of political happenstance. Two disparate, sculptural memes placed in proximity to one another created yet a third by sharing the same space. The iconic Charging Bull of Wall Street, long pastured in isolation on its cobblestone patch, suddenly found its space invaded by a bronze sculpture known as Fearless Girl. Fearless Girl is a diminutive figure frozen in a defiant pose, hands on hips, her skirt floating slightly aloft like a swirling cape. She looks like a half-pint matadoress preparing to do battle with a testosterone-driven beast furious at finding her there. The combination of Fearless Girl with Charging Bull proved to be wildly popular with a broad audience. Images of the confrontation between bull and girl went viral. It quickly became a political and cultural icon symbolizing female power and the fearless females who confront male dominance and aggression in the world. The overall effect of the sculptural face-off was transformative of both works of art. But it wasnt planned that way by either of the artists involved. In an interview with The Washington Post, Kristen Visbal, the creator of Fearless Girl, says the sculpture is future-oriented, encouraging womens leadership. But as the images of the Wall Street duo proliferated, a vocal opposition rose against the pairing, not the least of which was voiced by Italian artist Arturo Di Modica, who sculpted the fiery bovine. At last word, Modica threatens to sue, claiming copyright infringement, complaining Fearless Girl misconstrues the artistic intent of his creation peace, strength, power and love. To complicate matters, neither sculpture has a permanent lease on the turf they occupy. Fearless Girl was planned as a temporary installation, but the city has given it a reprieve for a longer stay. Charging Bull is anchored to its spot by default, earning squatters rights by occupying its space, without city objection, for nearly three decades. The artist doesnt have a format permit and the city chose to look the other way. A passionate debate has erupted about the meaning of it all. Some say Modicas right to protect the meaning of his work is appropriated by the presence of Fearless Girl. Others insist Fearless Girl doesnt ruin Charging Bulls meaning but, instead, makes it relevant. Symbolism is in the eye of the beholder. Decades ago, when women stepped out of their traditional domestic roles and into the public sphere, they lacked symbols to represent the unity of their political activism. The valor, heroism, and courage associated with womens fight for equality did not have a feminist version of the bold motifs commonly employed by alpha males to rally others to their cause. Think Lincolns log cabin, blazing saddles, iron crosses and the harrowing tales of bloody battles that infused passion into the political enterprise of men. The National Womens History Museum notes the act of creating a political culture appropriate to womens experiences was also vital to winning womens rights. Without it, women were unlikely to muster sufficient support for equal rights or propel suffrage to its final passage. Thus, the first challenge of the womens suffrage movement was to create a vital and instantly recognizable means of political communication in a pre-television age. And so, they did. A tri-color flag of white, purple and gold became the movements official colors, each color signifying qualities and values enshrined in the allegiance of its members to their cause. Women who picketed the White House and suffered prison time for their militancy were awarded a Jailed for Freedom pin by the National Womens Party. A single yellow rose was worn universally to signal ones support of womens suffrage and suffragettes adopted the tradition of wearing white to underscore the purity of their purpose. The museum says such symbols promoted acceptance of womens inclusion in the nations public life and were a significant tactic toward winning Congressional approval and ratification by the states of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. The manly man tactics of aspirational Teddy Rs have not gone out of style. The take-no-prisoner Indian fighter of old is the conquering, corporate mogul of now. It is no coincidence President Trump channels the murderous frontiersman, Andy Jackson, to stir his own contentious crush, nor that Hillary resurrected the suffrage movement when she wore white the night she accepted her partys nomination as its candidate for president of the United States. And that, fearless girl, is no bull. Leslie Lilly is a native Floridian whose professional career spans more than 25 years leading major philanthropic institutions in the South and Appalachia. She resides with her family and pugs in Jupiter. Email her at llilly@ floridaweekly.com and read past blog posts on Tumblr at llilly15.Tumblr.com.No, Trump is not a neoconWith U.S. missiles flying in Syria, the mother of all bombs exploding in Afghanistan and an aircraft carrier strike group heading toward North Korea, has there been a revolution in President Donald Trumps foreign policy? His most fervent supporters shouldnt get overly exercised, and his interventionist critics shouldnt get too excited. What has been on offer so far is broadly consistent with the Jacksonian worldview that is the core of Trumps posture toward the world. Trumps views are obviously inchoate. He has an attitude rather than a doctrine, and upon leaving office, he surely wont, like Richard Nixon, write a series of books on international affairs. What we have learned since he took office is that Trump is not an isolationist. At times, hes sounded like one. His America First slogan (inadvertently) harkened back to the movement to keep us out of World War II. His outlandish questioning of the NATO alliance, an anchor of the West, created the sense that he might be willing to overturn the foundations of the post-World War II order. This hasnt come to pass. Its not possible to be a truly isolationist president in the 21st century. And such an approach would undercut the most consistent element of Trumps approach namely strength. His set piece foreign-policy speeches during the campaign were clear on this. The world is most peaceful and most prosperous when America is strongest, he said last April at the Center for the National Interest. Trump said repeatedly on the campaign trail that he would take the war to ISIS and build up our defenses, in direct contradiction to isolationism. Now, there is no doubt that the Syrian strike is a notable departure for Trump, and he defended it in unapologetically humanitarian terms. But its entirely possible that the strike will only have the narrow purpose of re-establishing a red line against the use of chemical weapons in Syria and reasserting American credibility. That is particularly important in the context of the brewing showdown with North Korea. The Tomahawks in Syria and saber rattling at North Korea have Trumps critics on the right and the left claiming hes becoming a neoconservative a term of abuse that is most poorly understood by the people most inclined to use it. All neocons may be hawks, but not all hawks are neocons, who are distinctive in their idealism and robust interventionism. We havent heard paeans to democracy from Trump, or clarion calls for human rights. He hasnt seriously embraced regime change anywhere (even if his foreign-policy officials say Bashar Assad has to go). He shows no sign of a willingness to make a major commitment of U.S. ground troops abroad. Trump is a particular kind of hawk. The Jacksonian school is inclined toward realism and reluctant to use force, except when a national interest is clearly at stake. As historian Walter Russell Mead writes: Jacksonians believe that international life is and will remain both violent and anarchic. The United States must be vigilant, strongly armed. Our diplomacy must be cunning, forceful, and no more scrupulous than any other countrys. This tradition isnt isolationist or neoconservative, and neither is Trump. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. a t f o b t rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly K G e d a w leslieLILLYllilly@floridaweekly.com
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When this property became available for purchase in 2005, the board of directors of Naples Historical Society initiated a capital campaign to purchase the land. Community support rallied around the project and funding from major contributors, including the Norris family, allowed NHS to acquire the lot and put a plan into place for its careful remastering. Today, six separate and unique gardens make up The Norris Gardens. They are: The Sharon & Dolph von Arx Pioneer Garden The Jacobsen Family Foundation Palm Collectors Garden The Harold Cornelius Smith Family Edible Garden The Water Garden, in Memory of Vera D. Wavering The Moxley Family Descendants Everglades Shade Garden The Diana & Don Wingard Garden of the Senses Also featured in the Gardens are the Mrs. George H. Gaynor Chickee Pavilion, which was originally built by Seminole tribe member O.B. Osceola, and the Mary & Stephen Byron Smith Oval Lawn. The Norris Gardens at Historic Palm Cottage continues to adapt and thrive under the loving care of a team of volunteers. Each garden was uniquely crafted to replicate a specific native Florida garden that might have existed when the area was first settled, says Barbara Lee Jones, NHS garden team leader. For example, the Pioneer Garden features plants that require minimal water such as the resurrection fern and rose cactus, while the Edible Garden features fruits and vegetables like dwarf bananas, herbs and wild coffee. The location of each garden serves not only an aesthetic purpose, but also a practical one. For instance, the Garden of the Senses was strategically placed just off the front porch of the Palm Cottage because this is where early settlers would have enjoyed their leisurely afternoons and evenings with wafting aromas from the many flowering plants. The aptly named Everglades Shade Garden was placed on the east side of the cottage to provide a reprieve from the hot glare of the early morning and mid-day sun. And of course most early residents of Naples had a vegetable garden, so the Norris Gardens also include an Edible Garden, which is a favorite for the many students who visit as part of the NHS Pupils at Palm Cottage program. Historic Palm Cottage has stood strong since the late 1800s. It was originally an escape from the cold winter months for its owner, Louisville Courier-Journal founder Walter Haldeman, before it became a temporary boarding house in the early 1900s. After Mr. Haldemans death, the Cottage (and most of Mr. Haldemans land assets) was purchased by legendary Naples developer Ed Crayton. The cottage changed hands several times in the mid1900s and was eventually purchased by NHS in 1979. In 1982, the cottage was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, the property is used to educate the public and preserve the history of Naples for generations to enjoy. COURTESY PHOTOSAbove: The Norris Gardens surround Historic Palm Cottage, home of the Naples Historical Society. Left: Visitors tour The Norris Gardens at Historic Palm Cottage.
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ance Agents of Palm Beach County. Its a huge problem. Its not good for the (insurance) industry and in a majority of cases its not good for the consumer either. Heres a Cliffs Notes version of how the scheme typically works: a homeowner has non-weather related water damage. He calls a contractor to clean up the mess and make repairs. The contractor advises him to sign an assignment of benefits or AOB document, in which the homeowner transfers many of his rights as the insured to the contractor, who works with a lawyer on the homeowners behalf to collect a claim. Then the lawyer sues or threatens to sue the insurance company to pay out far more than the damage is worth, using a 1959 Florida stat ute known as one-way attorney fees. It states that if an insurance company loses in court or settles for an amount that is higher than the original offer, the company is liable for all attorneys fees. Insurers have been settling for paying inflated claims rather than pay even more money for a court battle. Ultimately, the costs incurred by a massive wave of AOB-related water and property damage claims, the Office of Insurance Regulation says, has been falling on the backs of homeowners in the form of higher insurance premiums. It estimates those premiums will continue to rise statewide at the rate of about 10 percent per year or more where AOB abuse is most common. Insurance industry professionals said that AOB and one-way attorney fees can benefit consumers, to protect and aid them in dealing with insurance companies, but that they were not intended to be used by third-party businesses to squeeze out inflated claims. The AOB/one-way attorney fees scheme is estimated to have started around 2010 or 2011 and exploded virally since then. In 2006 there were 405 AOBrelated lawsuits across Florida, the Office of Insurance Regulation says. In 2011 there were 1,000. In 2016, there were 28,200 AOB-related lawsuits. Attorney Harvey V. Cohen, whose Orlando-area firm Cohen Grossman has filed among the most AOB suits in Florida, is known throughout the state of Florida and nationwide as the go-to attorney for assignment of benefit contract cases as it pertains to the restoration industry, his website reads. Mr. Cohen contends that the rapid growth is not due to lawyers and contractors abusing the rules to cash in on inflated claims, but instead due to legitimate use of AOB to help homeowners get the work they need done right away and get fair compensation for themselves and for contractors. I think more and more people are understanding the benefits as a business and homeowners are understanding the benefits of using AOB, he said. The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation and Commissioner David Altmaier have been misled by the insurance industry, Mr. Cohen said, into believing that AOB lawsuits are forcing wealthy private insurance companies to raise their rates. Honestly, all of this is completely made up just so they have a scapegoat, he said. They want to collect premiums and not pay claims. He insists that none of the suits he has brought against insurance companies have been inflated. One hundred percent not inflated, he said. Does he believe there is any AOB fraud and abuse in the system at all? I dont know, Mr. Cohen said. Im sure there are abuses in any field whether youre a reporter, a plumber, an attorney or a doctor, that some people will abuse the system, but I dont have any evidence of that. Attorneys and contractors who may be abusing the rules are off the hook because what theyre doing is legal, which is why the Office of Insurance Regulation and others are pushing lawmakers to reform the rules. We remain hopeful that lawmakers are going to address the fraud and abuse that is rampant with this particular issue, said Edie Ousley, vice president of public affairs for the Florida Chamber of Commerce, which is spearheading the Consumer Protection Coalition, a group that pushes for legislative reform to stop AOB abuse. Although theyve been aware of the problem for several years now, legislators have failed to pass bills that could stop the surging prices for home insurance premiums. This is not going to go away, said Sen. Dorothy Hukill, R-District 14, who introduced a bill in February along with Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, R-District 28, designed to stop AOB and one-way attorney fee abuse. This is not going to get better. You can turn a blind eye for only so long. But Sen. Anitere Flores, R-District 39, as chair of the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee, refused to allow the bill to be heard. A Wall Street Journal opinion piece on April 1 took her to task for blocking the legislation while placing two bills on her committees agenda sponsored by Democrat Gary Farmer, who used to run Floridas trial-bar lobby. Mr. Farmers bills would keep the attorney fee game going Sen. Flores said she blocked the Hukill-Passidomo SB 1038 because insurance companies refused to guarantee that rates would go down if it passed. Rates should come down and there should be something in the law that states that and up until now the insurance companies have been very, well, hesitant is a small word, she said. They have said absolutely not. Theyre saying they cant guarantee that this will make rates go down or at least stabilize rates even though theyre saying this is why rates are going up. She added in a prepared statement that the Hukill-Passidomo legislation hinders consumers ability to protect themselves when insurance companies take advantage of them. If the Hukill-Passidomo bill would be amended to ensure that insurance rates will go down for some time as a result of passing that bill, this Committee will be happy to hear it. The latest proposed legislation, House bill 1421 sponsored by Rep. James Grant, R-District 64, is also written to curb AOB abuse. It was heard favorably by the House Insurance and Banking Subcommittee, and the Commerce Committee, but as of press time still needed to pass the House floor and then the Senate. The session ends May 5. We think this bill goes a long way towards mitigating a cost driver for Florida consumers, said David Altmaier, Floridas insurance commissioner, to House lawmakers on April 17. Floridas state-backed nonprofit insurer of last resort, Citizens Property Insurance, also supports the bill. Sen. Hukill doubted that there was time to pass a bill, but said she will try again in 2018, and that meanwhile, AOB misuse may continue to spread. If there are unscrupulous contractors and attorneys out there who have hit upon a scheme that works, its not going to be limited to one area. That may be the area where its most prevalent (in southeast Florida), but theres going to be flooding all over. Citizens points out other problems with AOB that it says should be addressed by legislation. For instance, policyholders are normally supposed to notify an insurance company promptly after a loss, and keep records, said Michael Peltier, a spokesperson for Citizens, but contractors and lawyers acting as a thirdparty on behalf of homeowners may not have those same responsibilities under an AOB. Were seeing increasingly when we get the first notice of loss we are already getting a notice that we are being sued, before they even make an offer, Mr. Peltier said. He says that contractors and attorneys should be subject to the same responsibilities as homeowners if they use an AOB. There are other ways homeowners can be left in the lurch, he added. If the contractor is unable to collect the inflated claim from the insurance agency, they may be able to legally hold the homeowner responsible for paying out the balance themselves, and even place a lien on their home. AOB abuse is also financially damaging Citizens. It attributes AOB abuse as the driving factor behind what it estimates will be an $86 million loss in 2018. And if there happens to be a catastrophic hurricane, combined with AOB fraud and abuse, the losses could be astronomical, leaving taxpayers on the hook. When we have a storm, God forbid we do, were particularly vulnerable, Sen. Hukill said. The misuse of AOB and one-way attorney fee rules may also drive private insurers from doing business, especially in areas where AOB-related claims are most common, in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, although AOB claims have also been on the rise in Central and Southwest Florida, and other parts of the state. The insurance carriers can close off areas and zip codes or not write at all, said Mr. Norberg of Arden Insurance. I have several who will not write a policy in Miami-Dade and Broward County because the problems are so extensive, and theyre starting now to limit more in Palm Beach County. Especially older homes that are subject to water type losses. According to Citizens, its average amount of a claim from 2010 to 2016 nearly doubled in tri-county southeast Florida, from $10,301 to $19,966. And the frequency of water claims in the tricounty area is up more than 50 percent, even though its number of policies in the region has shrunk by two-thirds since 2012. Law firms, contractors often use AOBCitizens says that a handful of law firms and contractors have been responsible for the majority of AOB-related claims. Cohen Grossman has had the most AOB-related lawsuits on its books since 2014, Citizens found, followed by Trujillo Vargas Gonzalez & Hevia. Trujillo Vargas did not respond to a request for comment. And contractors that have most often been involved in AOB suit submissions as of last July include a franchise company, Restoration 1, as well as National Water Restoration. National Water Restoration did not respond to a request for comment. Micah Findley, vice president of operations for Restoration 1, said the company is making improvements that will eliminate the need for AOBs. He wrote: Restoration 1, as a network, is moving away from AOBs across the country and focusing on providing accurate and fair invoices to insurance carriers, and policy holders, through more in-depth franchise owner training and ongoing support. This shift is the latest of several changes since new management took over the organization in 2016 and began making improvements to services and systems across the franchise network. Mr. Findley said Restoration 1 has partnered with National Water, a company that will vet the accuracy of their franchise owners job estimates. By providing our franchise owners with the best training and vendor support for estimates and invoices, we eliminate the need for AOBs, he wrote. He added that Citizens Insurance shows skewed data that represents all 11 Restoration 1 locations as one entity and compares it to single-unit locations Despite this clarification, we will maintain our commitment to continued improvement. Joe Taylor of Joe Taylor Restoration, a contractor that does work in South Florida including Palm Beach, Lee, Charlotte and Collier counties, doesnt use AOBs. The past three to five years its really become like a plague, he said. We work with 50-plus (insurance) carriers and rates are going up across FRAUDFrom page 1 An advertisement for a workshop from an attorney, Harvey V. Cohen, teaching contractors how to use assignment of benefits, or AOB, to collect money from insurance agencies back in 2013. His firm, Cohen Grossman, has been found by Citizens Insurance to have brought more AOB lawsuits than any other one in Florida from 2014 to 2017. Top 10 attorneys for ling AOB lawsuits in Florida, 2014 to 2017>> Cohen Grossman, Orlando: 564 >> Trujillo Vargas Gonzalez & Hevia, Coral Gables: 392 >> The Mineo Salcedo Law Firm, Davie: 357 >> Marin, Eljaiek & Lopez, Miami: 254 >> MAS Collections, Miami: 246 >> The Diener Firm, Plantation: 243 >> Militzok & Levy, of ces in Hollywood, Miami and New York City: 212 >> Consumer Law Of ce, North Miami Beach: 192 >> Cardenas Law Group, Miami: 159 >> The Gilchrist Law Firm, Coral Gables: 153 Source: Citizens Property InsuranceHUKILL PASSIDOMO FLORES FARMER A8 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 3, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
the board and the number one reason is AOB. Mr. Taylor said his business is increasingly in demand to do not just restoration work, but as an expert witness in AOB lawsuits, peer-reviews and comparative estimates by insurance companies who feel a claim is inflated: We used to do one a quarter, and then it was one a month, and then one a week, and then one a day. We probably get five a day now. Mr. Taylor said, The reality is AOB is a license to steal and they know it and theyll do it until the day it becomes illegal, adding that he believes even that wont stop the process. He also gets solicitations from attorneys to attend workshops teaching contractors how to use AOBs. AOBs and one-way attorney fees are not in and of themselves bad laws, Mr. Peltier with Citizens believes. We dont have a problem with the policyholders right to sign an AOB, he said, which could afford them the convenience of not dealing with an insurance company among other benefits. What we do have an issue with is the way this process has been manipulated for something that it wasnt intended to be. He also says that one-way attorney fees was a good law intended to protect consumers. If a homeowner is not satisfied with an insurance company or the amount its paying, he can go to court and if the insurance company agrees to pay even a penny more than the original claim, they are required to cover all the attorney fees. This was a David and Goliath kind of thing, he said, So that homeowners would have the ability to go up against deep-pocket insurance companies when they had a claim. It also worked as a way to tell the insurance industry, you folks better respond to claims in good faith because if you go to court and lose its going to cost you even more money. What we saw in 2011 was that increasingly folks were using AOB and sort of signing their rights and the policy benefits over to a third-party contractor say, and the contractor through law firms started to use the one-way attorney fee statute in cases A business-to-business lawsuit for which that law was never intended.AOB cases in South Florida There are payoffs for others involved in AOB and one-way attorney fee schemes as well, even if they dont realize fully what theyre involved in, Mr. Norberg said. In some cases the initial contractor, say a plumber, will be paid a referral fee of $200 to $1,000 or more to refer another subcontractor for further repairs, who then gets the homeowner to sign an AOB and sue an insurance company. In a lot of cases, the insured doesnt even know theyre party to this lawsuit, Mr. Norberg said. Some homeowners also get a payoff. And word spreads: one homeowner tells a friend about it. Its a snowball effect, Mr. Norberg said. And I have calls from my clients, Hey, Ive heard I can file a claim for this water leak thats been dripping now for the last 10 years and never fixed it and I can get all my cabinets replaced. Theres a lot of people taking advantage of the situation but it drives rates up for you and me. But he adds when a large AOB claim is filed on behalf of a homeowner, it could cause an insurance company to drop that homeowner. That happened to one of Mr. Norbergs clients. The insurance we were able to find her was probably double her last premium because nobodys going to take her because shes got a past water claim, he said. Insurance agent Brian Samberg, president of Boca Raton-based Southeast Insurance, has at least a few clients who have run into nightmare scenarios by signing AOBs. In one developing case, a Boca Raton couple in their mid 60s tells him that their signature was forged on an AOB form during the first week in April. For them, it worked like this: they had water damage in their condo from a unit above them and contacted Southeast Insurance to report the loss. We were very careful in expressing, do not sign an AOB form, Mr. Samberg said. The couple called a contractor who provided an AOB form the couple says they refused to sign. A few weeks later he found out the couple discovered that the insurance company had an AOB signed in their name. The insurance company had estimated the damages to the unit for water removal and mold remediation cost $6,000, but the contractor who claims to have their signature on an AOB form is saying it cost more than four times that amount, at least $24,000, Mr. Samberg said. There is a separate claim for $17,000 for additional damages to the unit. Its unclear how the issue will be resolved. Bottom line is the client has no money at this point. They dont know when they get the money, if this restoration company is going to come after them. Its a mess. In another case, a Boca Raton senior living in a single-family home had water damage, he said. The insurance company told him it would take a week to 10 days to handle the claim paperwork. A contractor came to his home and advised him to sign an AOB and pay the $15,000 up front instead of waiting the 10 days. He expected to get that $15,000 back minus his normal deductible. Because he signed the AOB form, the insurance company paid the claim directly to the contractor, who legally has no obligation to return the money. The unscrupulous guys are turning a small water leak under a kitchen cabinet into a $30,000 kitchen for people ... Its a huge problem. Its not good for the (insurance) industry and in a majority of cases its not good for the consumer either. 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A12 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 3, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY website. I was taking photos of dogs every day, five days a week, and got really good at it, he says. He left Broward for another job in Tampa, but he missed pet photography. About a year ago he offered his services to Humane Society of Tampa Bay for a fundraiser, and hes been in demand as a pet photographer ever since even quitting his full-time job so he could fully devote his time and talent to capturing the essence of ridiculously adorable pooches to advance the cause of shelter animals. Through two previous photo sessions this year, Mr. Goldberg has raised almost $2,300 for HSN. In addition to the digital portraits of their pets, dog owners who book a session for May 7 will walk away with a goody bag from Pucci & Catana luxury pet boutique. They will also be able to purchase additional photos, with 50 percent of sales still earmarked dogeared? for HSN. Options range from $20 for five 4-by-6-inch prints to $165 for an 8-by-16-inch wrapped canvas and $210 for a 20-page photo book. With all that and craft beer, too, whats not to love? Momentum Brewhouse is at 786 Bonita Beach Road in Bonita Springs. Sign up for a photo shoot at www. agoldphoto.com. Appointments are required. For more information about Humane Society Naples or to inquire about adoption opportunities, call 643-1555 or visit www.hsnaples.org. DOGSFrom page 1 ADAM GOLDBERG / COURTESY PHOTOSPet photographer Adam Goldberg Bisbee Cutie Suki Don Leo Kensington
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(Jessen suspects that the farmhouses isolation enticed police to decide that it presented an excellent training opportunity.)Compelling explanations Pro-choice activist Jessica Farrar, a Texas state legislator, introduced a bill in March to create consistency between the states rigorous regulation of womens reproductive functions and those of men (regulation which, by the way, in either case she calls invasive and unnecessary). Because Texass anti-abortion laws highlight procreation as a crucial government interest, she believes male use of erectile-dysfunction drugs should be regulated as abortion is. Under her bill, individual use of Viagra or similar drugs must be preceded by counseling similar to that required by abortion laws, and since male masturbation involves the wasting of precious sperm cells, it, too, would require beforehand counseling. Jason Sexton told KFSM-TV in Fort Smith, Ark., in April that he alone had been digging the massive hole neighbors noticed, now 34 feet deep and with separate tunnels extending off of the main hole. Police had come to check it out, since it was on another persons private property (and not the citys, which Sexton had assumed). He said he had been digging off and on for three years to get an answer to whether the Spanish had been in Fort Smith centuries ago, mining iron, and, if so, the site should therefore be a lucrative tourist destination. Sexton said he felt he had to give his explanation: Nobody in their right mind, he said, would dig a hole (this big) for no reason.Crime report At a time of growing awareness that some people seem almost addicted to their cell phones and instant 24/7 communication, police in Brookfield, Wis., released surveillance photos of a woman in the act of robbing banks on March 25 and 27 while standing at teller counters and talking on the phone during the entire episodes. Acting on a tip from the photos, police arrested Sarah Kraus, 33, on March 28. Paul Perry Jr., 39, sound asleep behind the wheel of his car, with motor running, at 6 a.m. on April 2, was in no position to talk his way out of a DUI ticket, but did offer a gentle challenge to the Youngstown, Ohio, police officer. Several times, according to the police report, Perry offered to thumb wrestle the officer to get out of the ticket. From the report: Perry was advised officers would not thumb-wrestle him. Wait, what? A father, 43, and his son, 22, argued on April 9 about who would walk the dog at their home on Chicagos South Side. They apparently thought to settle the issue with a gunfight, and police, who recovered the two weapons, said both men received multiple wounds. The son was killed, and the father was in critical condition.Leading economic indicatorsThe eight elite Ivy League universities are better thought of as hedge fund(s) with classes, according to a March report by the activist Open The Books, and thus there is little reason for taxpayers to have given them the more than $41 billion in grants and entitlements they received over a recent sixyear period. The schools are already legendary for their $119 billion endowments (based on donations from alumni and aggressive investment). Those endowments are enough, according to Open The Books, that (assuming donations continue to arrive at the same pace) schools could provide free tuition to every student in the eight schools in perpetuity. 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(Police found him at the home of No. 27.) The accuser said she had, through sleuthing, tracked down 17 of her competitors. (2) A male schoolteacher reported in February that he had been kidnapped by four women near Lupane, Zimbabwe, drugged with a beverage and sexually assaulted, in what appears to be a return of the sperm bandits said to operate in the area; previously, police set up roadblocks and arrested three women with 31 condoms full of semen.
his own. That takes guts. Bills response to his history, to his parents, to his own appearance in the mirror to anybody he came across from north to south was to tell the truth as best he could, and to be a gentleman while going about it. But he never stopped loving people with quirks when love was warranted. His final word, in fact, is an act of such love: He has asked that his remains be interred in a small cemetery in Monticello, next to his mother and father. For such a man, the most wrong-headed notion ever tossed at a conversation or story is the dismissive phrase, Its just talk. In Bill Cornwells world there is no such thing as just talk. Ideas and the words that frame their anatomies are sacred acts wired to the souls of each of us, popping and sizzling off the hot griddle of life. His reverence for that truth in particular and his willingness to share and even insist on it made him not just powerful and memorable, but for all of us, a muse. And forever our friend. BILLFrom page 2 n se s n n al fsuch Bill Cornwell was right at home in a newsroom. At the Decatur Daily in 1971 you will see him, second from left, with no coat and too much hair, as he said. Below are some Florida Weekly covers with stories written by the Georgia native. A14 WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 3, 2017 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 24201 Walden Center Dr. Suite #101 Bonita Springs (239) 908-5870 8635 Collier Blvd. Naples (239) 908-5878Pay Less. Earn More!*APR=Annual Percentage Rate. Rates as of 4/19/17. The monthly payment for a 15 year schedule would be $1054.00 at an interest rate of 3.250%. The monthly payment for a 30 year schedule would be $716.12 at an interest rate of 4.000%. This payment schedule is based on a $150,000 loan on a $200,000 property value. If an escrow account is required or requested, the actual monthly payment will also include amounts for real estate taxes and homeowner's insurance premiums. Your rate may vary depending on your specific credit profile and property analysis. Max Mortgage program. Rates subject to change.**Our Low Rate Guarantee: Lake Michigan Credit Union will match legitimate competitor offers or credit the borrower $300 off closing costs. +APY = Annual Percentage Yield. Rate subject to change. Some requirements apply. Federally insured by the NCUA. ++ Contest ends May 22, 2017. You can enter once per day for the duration of the contest. Entrant must be 18 and a Florida or Michigan resident. For a complete list of contest rules, go to LMCU.org. One time entry using an LMCU ATM may become available during the sweepstakes. See official rules for ATM details. aninterestrateo f3250%Th emonthly paymentfor a Open an account! 15 Year Fixed3.34%30 Year Fixed4.05% APR* APR* A part of Lake Michigan Credit UnionCombined with near historic low rates, our guaranteed low mortgage rates** and exceptionally competitive closing costs could get you your best mortgage ever. LMCU is very different from traditional banks. We dont have profit-driven shareholders to satisfy. We work for the direct, exclusive benefit of our members. We provide a full-range of financial services, from high interest-bearing checking accounts to personal loans and mortgages. Looking for more real world reasons to join? 3% Max Checking Pays 3% APY*** on balances up to $15,000, one of the best rates in the country. Money market accounts and even CDs cant come anywhere close. Anyone can open an account! Call, click or stop by any of our area branches! e **2470 Immokalee Road Naples (239) 908-5918NOW OPEN! 2470 Immokalee Road Naples (239) 908-5918 LMCU.org Immokalee RoadAirport Pulling Road. NCarter Oosterhouse, TV Host, Carpenter, Lake Michigan Credit Union Member
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When smoke levels are high, try to avoid using anything that burns, such as gas stoves and candles. Do not vacuum, which stirs up particles already inside your home. Do not smoke. Follow your doctors advice about taking medicines and following your asthma management plan if you have asthma or other lung disease. Call your doctor if your symptoms worsen. Collier County has opened an emergency hotline to respond to questions about the wildfire threat. Call 252-8444. Building a trap for AlzheimersHarvard study probes the power of early action Editors note: This is the first in an occasional series on how Harvard University researchers are tackling the problematic issues of aging. BY ALVIN POWELLHarvard Staff Writer Catch it early. Those are watchwords in the battle against a host of illnesses, from heart disease to cancer to Type 2 diabetes. Early detection gives physicians a chance to minimize damage, to insert a stent and keep blood flowing to the heart, to remove a tumor before one becomes many, to urge crucial lifestyle changes: lose weight, eat better, exercise. But can the strategy work for Alzheimers disease? Scientists are starting to think it might. The Harvard Aging Brain Study, now in its seventh year, has shown that amyloid beta, the protein thought to cause Alzheimers disease, accumulates in the brain a decade or more before symptoms occur. That finding has given new hope to researchers struggling to explain a rash of high-profile Alzheimers failures in clinical drug trials. I think weve failed in 11 phase three trials, which is not a good track record, says Reisa Sperling, a neurology professor at Harvard Medical School and a physician at Brigham and Womens Hospital. From a clinical point of view, its a dismal failure.Now, the catch it early idea is being put to the test in a new study called A4, or Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimers Disease, led by Dr. Sperling and the University of Southern Californias Dr. Paul Aisen. Researchers will try an anti-amyloid drug on people who show no signs of Alzheimers cognitive decline, but who do have abnormally high levels of amyloid beta in their brains. I think this is a tremendously important trial, Dr. Aisen says. Its the first trial in a population we refer to as preclinical Alzheimers disease. We believe this is identifying an early stage of the disease, not just atrisk (patients) If we wait for people to have symptoms, theres already substantial neuro-degeneration. Alzheimers is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, killing about 94,000 people annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number of Americans living with the disease may be as high 5 million, a figure projected to climb to 13.5 million by 2050, according to a report by the Alzheimers Association. Costs of caring for Alzheimers patients are expected to rise from $226 billion in 2015 to $1.1 trillion by 2050, with Medicare and Medicaid paying 70 percent. Developing a treatment to delay Alzheimers onset by just five years by 2025 could save an estimated $935 billion over the following 10 years, the report says. In recent decades, researchers have worked out what many believe is the step-by-step process through which Alzheimers does its work. Amyloid beta, a naturally occurring protein whose normal function in the brain remains unclear, builds to unhealthy levels and forms plaques, which in turn lead to tangles of a protein called tau inside nerve cells, killing them. This triggers inflammation, a natural infection-fightAISEN
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 3, 2017 NEWS A17 Vanderbilt Beach Rd 91st Ave N Tamiami Trail N Tamiami Trail N9132 Strada PlPelican Ridge BlvdStrada PlaceMercato Dr for Cosmetic Dentistry Naples Center I hope my kids dont have to take care of me that way and, hopefully, my grandchildren wont even know what Alzheimers is. Dr. Reisa Sperling, whose father and grandfather both died from Alzheimers diseaseing response, which in this case makes things worse. A4 is screening 5,000 cognitively normal candidates, age 65 to 85, with the goal of enrolling about 1,150 who have elevated amyloid beta levels. The trial will test Eli Lillys solanezumab, an antiamyloid antibody that was proved safe, though judged ineffective, in patients with mild dementia due to Alzheimers. The antibody targets soluble forms of the protein, not the plaques themselves. Though solanezumab has been tried in Alzheimers patients without success, the data from that trial held indications of positive trends, Dr. Sperling says. The A4 study being conducted at 67 sites in the U.S., Canada, Japan, and Australia has already enrolled 875 people. It rests on the foundation laid by the Harvard Aging Brain Study, which began in 2009 and is headed by Dr. Sperling and Keith Johnson, a professor of radiology at HMS and Massachusetts General Hospital. With funding to run through 2019, the study images the brains of 60to 90-yearolds to follow changes over time. By early 2013, it was clear that patients who started out with higher amyloid levels even those who were cognitively normal had a much faster rate of decline in cognitive ability, four to five times that of patients with normal levels of the protein, Dr. Sperling says. Those findings pointed to a far earlier beginning of the disease than scientists had grasped and led to the catch it early approach of A4. Dr. Sperling worries, however, that even the A4 design might be intervening too late and that, though subjects are cognitively normal, their high amyloid levels mark a cascade ending in dementia that a drug wont halt. And that isnt her only worry. Though the amyloid-tau-inflammation scenario has gained wide support, skeptics remain. In fact, there are enough exceptions in the Harvard Aging Brain Study to give Dr. Sperling pause: cases of people with high levels of amyloid beta who dont experience cognitive decline and others with lower levels who nonetheless progress rapidly. There are still a lot of questions, she says. We can still only account for 50 percent on a good day of the variance of what happens to people cognitively. I do worry. What if were completely on the wrong track? What if its all circumstantial? What if theres some giant X-factor weve missed? Despite these questions, Dr. Sperling and Dr. Aisen agree that theres a sense of hope in the Alzheimers community, a feeling that progress in several areas has put science on the verge of a breakthrough. I am very hopeful about the field in general, Dr. Aisen says. Theres a number of promising therapies. I believe were going to be successful and I believe dramatically successful. This is an enormous world health problem and a major problem in this countrys health. Should A4 fail, Dr. Sperling has a plan for trying to catch the disease earlier still. While A4 is targeting cognitively normal patients with high amyloid levels, shes designing A3, the Ante-Amyloid Prevention of Alzheimers Disease study, which would test interventions on people age 60 or even 50 who are cognitively normal and whose amyloid levels have yet to rise. A3 is trying to get closer to primary prevention, pushing the envelope, she says. For Dr. Sperling, Alzheimers is not just a clinical problem, but also a personal one. Her career sprang from her grandfathers Alzheimers, which became apparent when she was applying to medical school. Her father was diagnosed with the disease six years ago and died last year. I naively thought I could do something before it affected other members of my family, she says. I hope my kids dont have to take care of me that way and, hopefully, my grandchildren wont even know what Alzheimers is. ROSE LINCOLN / HARVARD STAFF PHOTOGRAPHERDr. Reisa Sperling, a neurology professor at Harvard Medical School and physician at Brigham and Womens Hospital, is co-director of the Harvard Aging Brain Study.
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Its frustrating and sometimes even disturbing to see them so uncomfortable as they lick and chew at their feet and flanks, or frantically rub their faces on the carpet. Itchy skin is a common problem in pets. Pollen, mold, grass, trees, weeds, dust, flea bites and some food ingredients can all cause itchiness and other allergic reactions. Determining whats behind the itchiness is a process of elimination. Your veterinarian may look for flea dirt on your pets body and recommend a preventive product if your dog or cat isnt already on one; perform skin scrapings to check for infections caused by bacteria or yeast, which commonly accompany allergies; or suggest an elimination diet to rule out food allergies. Pets who get itchy only at certain times of the year or who arent helped by fleacontrol products or a change in diet are likely suffering from an inhalant allergy caused by pollen, mold or dust. Food allergies, which are more common in cats than in dogs, usually involve sensitivity to common animal or plant proteins, such as beef, chicken or soy. Can allergies be eliminated? Theres no magic bullet to resolve them, and many pets need a combination of therapies for best results. A cure is unlikely, but better treatments are available or in the pipeline to help quell the itching, runny eyes, ear infections and snoring that often accompany allergies in pets. Drugs called kinase inhibitors work by changing cellular function to fight itchiness. An example is a drug called Apoquel (oclacitinib). Results in head-to-head studies against either prednisolone or cyclosporine show the drug to be equally effective in control of itch and inflammation and to have a very rapid onset of action, with relief sometimes apparent within hours of oral administration, said boardcertified veterinary dermatologist Dr. Douglas J. DeBoer of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in the proceedings of the 2016 North American Veterinary Community Conference in Orlando, Florida. Other biologics with promise are called monoclonal antibodies. They are a type of immunotherapy that can be directed against key molecules that cause itchiness. A monthly injectable treatment is available for dogs. Some dogs respond to old-school immunotherapy: allergy shots. Testing determines the substances to which the dog is allergic cats, for instance, or Bermuda grass. Then a veterinary dermatologist creates an allergy shot to hyposensitize the dog to specific allergens. Up to 75 percent of dogs get relief from allergy shots, although some may need additional therapies at certain times of year, depending on the type of allergy. A more conservative treatment that is a good adjunct to medications is a high level of supplementation with essential fatty acids, or EFAs. They can have anti-inflammatory effects and may help to improve the skins barrier function its ability to control colonization by bacteria that cause itchy skin infections. It usually takes a month or two before effects are noticeable. Topical treatments such as shampoos and moisturizers can also help to enhance barrier function.For pets who may have food allergies, an elimination trial feeding a food that contains ingredients a pet has never eaten before can help to identify the dietary culprit. Its a painstaking process. Simply switching from one brand or protein to another isnt enough, because most commercial pet foods contain trace amounts of allergens that may not be listed on the label. Thats why trial diets usually comprise odd combinations such as kangaroo and oats or fish and potatoes. If the pet improves after eight to 12 weeks of eating only the hypoallergenic diet (no treats or table foods), ingredients are added back into meals one by one until its clear which one is causing the problem. Pets of the Week>> Stitch is a 9-month-old tabby who gets along well with other cats especially his roommate. Adopt them both for the price of one: $55. >> Channing is a 2-year-old domestic shorthair mix who is relaxed and playful. Her adoption fee is $55. >> Buddy is a happygo-lucky 7-year-old Chihuahua mix whose adoption fee is $150. >> Burgler is a 9-year-old schnauzer mix who is a perfect gentleman with people and with other dogs. His adoption fee is $45.To adopt or foster a petDogs and cats adopted from Humane Society Naples come with vaccinations, sterilization surgery, ID microchip and 30 days of health insurance. Visit the animals ready for adoption at the main shelter at 370 Airport-Pulling Road N. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday), or at the satellite adoption center at Coastland Center during mall hours. Call 643-1555 or visit www. HSNaples.org for more information. Dogs and cats may have a combination of seasonal and non-seasonal allergies, resulting in year-round allergy problems.
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Its dividend offers a meager 0.8 percent yield at recent prices, but massive share repurchases have been shrinking its share count and boosting the value of remaining shares. The average stock in the S&P 500 was recently trading at a nerve-rattling priceto-earnings (P/E) ratio of 24, making McKessons recent P/E ratio of 17 look like a much better value. (The Motley Fool has recommended McKesson.) 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 yearround. 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? (Answer: L.L.Bean) Allocating CapitalQWhats a companys capital allocation? B.R., Sioux City, IowaAThe term capital allocation refers to how a company spends its money. For example, it can pay down its debt, pay its shareholders a dividend, buy back some of its shares, buy another company or use it to further its own growth, such as by hiring more workers, building a new plant, spending more on advertising, and so on. The money should be spent in the most productive ways, so companies need to avoid spending too much on an acquisition or buying back shares when theyre overvalued. When a companys capital is not allocated effectively, its wasted, and that hurts shareholders. ***QCan I claim a loss on worthless stock without selling the shares? K.W., Bremerton, WashingtonAOnly if the stock qualifies as worthless according to IRS rules. Its often simpler just to sell the shares. Some brokerages will buy shares of clients worthless stock for a small sum. If yours wont, you can sell the shares to a friend (or cousin, aunt or uncle) for pennies. (But not to a spouse, siblings, parents, grandparents or lineal descendants.) Heres one way to do it: 1. Get the actual stock certificates from your broker. 2. Formally sell the shares, with a payment check and bill of sale. 3. Sign over the stock certificate (on its back) to the buyer. Have the signatures verified by your banker and/or a local stockbroker. 4. Send the certificate to the stocks transfer agent, explaining that the shares have been sold. Ask them to cancel the old shares and issue a new certificate to the new owner. Learn more from the horses mouth at irs.gov. Want more information about stocks? 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Panelists will including Michael Wynn, president of Sunshine Ace Hardware; Theo Etzel, CEO of Conditioned Air Corp.; and Jim Henderson, president of William C. Huff Companies. $25 for Above Board members, $30 for others when reservations are made Wednesday, May 3; $30 and $35 for reservations made after May. 3. Sign up at www.aboveboardchamber.com. For information about membership, call Jeanne Sweene at 910-7426. Womens Network of Collier County meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, at Etudes de Ballet & Co., 3285 Pine Ridge Road. Guest speaker will be Joyce Beers from Neat Method. Sign up at www.wnocc.org. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual dinner Thursday, May 11, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. For more information, visit www.napleschamber.org/events. Business After Hours for members and guests of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at Vi at Bentley Village in North Naples. Sign up at www. bonitaspringschamber.com or RSVP by calling 992-2943. Young Professionals of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce host the In Your Future YP Summit from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, May 12, at Florida SouthWestern State College in Fort Myers. Emerging leaders from throughout the region are welcome. $55. For reservations or more information, visit www.bonitaspringschamber.com or call 992-2943. The Collier County Medical Society holds its annual meeting and 60th anniversary celebration Saturday evening, May 13, at Quail Creek Country Club. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www. ccmsonline.org. A Job Search Support Group meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at email@example.com or visit www.napleschamber.org. Email business meeting announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 3, 2017 BUSINESS B5 A BETTER GAME GUARANTEED 24850 Old 41 Rd #9, Bonita Spings, FL Improve your game by scheduling your club tting today.www.truespecgolf.com 1-844-729-8809 email@example.com Mr. Hendersons solar power advocacy has led him to speak before groups locally and nationally to convince residents and other business owners to turn to the sun for their power needs. The companys environmental conservation also includes recycling almost 100 percent of its cardboard (which totals roughly 300,000 to 400,000 pounds annually) and reusing another 200,000 pounds of cardboard, approximately, each year. Because clients sometimes store no longer needed items in the business warehouse, the William C. Huff Companies also helps interested clients find new homes for their belongings by donating them. For example, the company works with Renovation Angel, a national nonprofit that recycles luxury pre-owned kitchens and renovation items for sale, with the proceeds benefitting programs that deal with at-risk youth, addiction recovery, job creation and social entrepreneurship. Promoting and participating in environmental stewardship is a key element of the companys business philosophy. We can leave a great business behind, we can leave a great community behind, but none of thats going to matter if we dont protect the environment, he says. Mr. Henderson purchased William C. Huff Moving and Storage 28 years ago from its namesake when it was a twoman operation located in Dover, N.H., that focused on small, local moves and was known, primarily, for low prices. Mr. Henderson grew the business in both size and coverage area and began emphasizing quality service, while stepping up to handle large moves throughout New England. It took a solid two years to get to a point where people hired me for quality, not price, he says. We became the company of choice in the Seacoast New Hampshire area. It was accomplished by my philosophy of Always exceed the clients expectations. The company expanded to include the Naples location in 1995. When I visited down here, I was impressed the statistics of 7 percent growth each year at the time and quite frankly, Naples is a great place to hang out in the winter as opposed to New Hampshire. The older I get, I can look back and say that was a really great decision. As the business continued to grow in after opening in Naples, Mr. Henderson decided to shift its focus to serving the high net-worth and ultra-high net-worth markets. The name was changed to reflect the new specialty and the fact that William C. Huff is more than a moving and storage business. Mr. Henderson says serving such high-end clientele calls for having a professionally trained, well-vetted and highly skilled staff that is experienced in dealing with such customers and their valued possessions, family heirlooms and things that money cant buy. The Maine native is a product of that states foster care system, and Friends of Foster Children Forever is one of the many local nonprofits organizations he is actively involved with. Mr. Henderson said he enjoys his work, primarily because he doesnt regard it as work. We provide a needed service in a very unique way, and people notice the difference, he says. When you know that youre unique and different, you have a different set of standards and that makes every day interesting. Were always looking at things a little differently. Were always advancing every day, trying to go the next level. We challenge staff members to be focused on more than just getting through the day. Mr. Henderson and his wife, Nanette, reside in Naples and Wolfeboro, N.H. Their son, Joel, manages the companys warehouse and daughter Jacquelin is a visual artist who resides in New Hampshire. Interview with Jim Henderson Business mentor: To be honest, most conventional business owners have not impressed me. They seem to have values that oppose my ethics and moral compass. I read the Bible a lot and get most of my inspiration from what I read. First job: I walked up to a neighbors home when I was 12 years old and told him his house needed painting. He looked at me and, most likely, was intrigued with my self-confidence. He asked if I had any older brothers who could help me, and when I said two he hired me and we spent the next few weeks painting just the trim on his enormous summer home. I also had a 30-hour/week job mowing a summer residents lawn with, believe it or not, a Forest Gump Toro mower. It was mind-numbingly boring, so I sold the job to a lazy neighborhood friend for the $40/week pay that I got. Basically I have never been without some form of sustaining income, going back to 12 years old. Business words of wisdom: Nothing is more important than attitude. I always have told my children, Do not ever let someone elses attitude change yours, but always, always strive to let your attitude affect other peoples attitudes. That is always the challenge: No matter what the circumstances, never have a negative attitude. It is the one thing we wear that everyone can see and pass judgment on. Favorite business book: Hands down, Freakonomics by Steven Levitt, probably one of the most brilliant minds of our time. Two things you look for when hiring: You guessed it: Attitude and attitude. Anything can be learned; ttitude is something people just have. Any job openings now: Always have job openings for anyone who has the right attitude and who can lift heavy objects, of course. Last time you had to fire someone and the reason: It doesnt occur very often these days. I believe the last firing was six or seven years ago. And the reason? You guessed it: a really, really bad attitude. HENDERSONFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOJim Henderson at his company headquarters.
B6 BUSINESS WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 3, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYthem again for creating a niche business for a number of Florida entrepreneurs who take responsibility for keeping an eye on homes and properties as seriously as the owners would themselves if they were still in Florida. Of course, seasonal residents can hand over the keys to their winter abodes to neighbors or friends to take a look-see once in a while, to make sure nothing disastrous has happened to the property. And some do. But neither party sees this as much more than a favor until something goes wrong. The consequences can be financially devastating to the homeowner, and mark the end of a friendship. A vacant home is a vulnerable home, says Diane Pisani, founder of Your Home Watch Professionals in Naples and the author of The Ultimate Home Watch Interview Guide, which takes seasonal homeowners through a step-by-step process of assessing what the cost of negligence could mean to a second home, one of their most valuable assets.Unchecked growthThe home watch industry has seen significant growth over the years, attracting pretty much anyone with a key and a brain to make sure your home is secure while youre away. And thats why the National Home Watch Association was established in 2009: to create standards for the home watch industry. Home watch services that are accredited by the National Home Watch Association have met the highest standards in the industry, and are leaders in the field, touts the NHWA website (www.nationalhomewatchassociation.org). But Ms. Pisani cautions that the home watch business is an unregulated industry in the state of Florida. True professionals know what to look for and have resources to handle just about any situation, Ms. Pisani says, which is why she not only partners in a home watch service with 15 affiliate, independently-owned companies, but started a business training people about home watching, which, if not performed with expertise, can be costly not only to the homeowner, but the home watcher, as well.Charlotte County caretakerHowie Grace, 47, is a familiar face in Punta Gorda. For years, he served as a cameraman and reporter with major network affiliates. All the while, he was working alongside his fiance, Melissa Reynolds, in Peace of Mind Home Watch Service, a company she bought about 25 years ago. In the growing market of home watch companies, Peace of Mind, now in its third decade, is one of the granddaddies of them all. I helped her out a little when we first started dating, and I took over the business after Hurricane Charley, he says. As a law enforcement officer, Ms. Reynolds services were needed around the clock after Hurricane Charley made a direct hit on Punta Gorda in August 2004. Mr. Grace managed the business for a decade, and about three years ago, he became a commercial truck driver for Cypress Truck Lines this side of the Mason/Dixie, he says. When hes not on the road driving, sleeping in the trucks berth, stretching out on his hammock and grilling local food procured from Savannah to Louisiana, hes back in Charlotte County, giving Peace of Mind to home watch clients. We downsized a lot because of our schedules, he says. At one time, we had over 100 clients in the Punta Gorda area. Today, he and Ms. Reynolds serve a loyal group of about two dozen customers, and expect to expand the business when one of them retires. The couples clients are mostly snowbirds. About a quarter of them are preparing to retire. They buy a condo and ask us to keep an eye on the place, but we insist on weekly home checks. We dont take clients once a month. A lot of things can go wrong in 30 days. That kind of contract can create a lot of havoc. Thats something Ms. Pisani urges her home watch students: If someone wants you to do a home check once a month, walk away. We havent raised our rates in 15 years, Mr. Grace says, so its no wonder Peace of Mind is in high demand. I realize that we charge less than others, but were keeping the business going by being loyal to clients weve had for years, and we are very particular about the clients we accept. Ive seen a lot of businesses like ours spring up and die. People jump in and dont realize the kind of commitment it takes, he says, including taking calls at midnight to reset an alarm. But there are lighter scenarios, too. After Hurricane Charley, Mr. Grace checked on a clients Punta Gorda Isles home. I walked around the back to do a perimeter search and walked in on the neighbors skinny-dipping in the clients pool. They had permission, the disrobed duo assured him. Yeah, he thought, but did they know youd be NAKED in the pool? He confirmed with the homeowner that the neighbors were permitted to use the pool, and never divulged their state of undress. Not my monkey; not my circus. As long as they had permission, Mr. Grace says.Teaching the art of the watchMs. Pisani considers herself a customer service professional first and foremost. It all depends on where we want to use our skills, she says. Following careers at AT&T and her own cruiseonly travel agency in Indiana, she moved to Southwest Florida in 2003. She worked at the Ritz-Carlton and as a director of property services. There, she learned about home watch, and in 2006, she partnered in founding Second to None Services. We grew very quickly, she says of the 15 independently owned companies. We work together cooperatively to build a brand and develop our culture. But at its outset, Ms. Pisani realized there was no training for home watchers. There was no oversight, no barriers to entry in this service. We learned people were not providing the level of service we were, she says, so she hosted her first training seminar for professional home watchers in 2008. The training aspect took off, and Your Home Watch Professionals has been a full-time business since then. While she believes certification as a home watcher is on the horizon, anyone can start a home watch business simply by accepting a set of keys. That seemed absurd to Ms. Pisani, who knows that certification and licensure is required for someone to rub your neck or apply fingernail polish. Her three-day, 24-hour, comprehensive training features guidelines, advice, anecdotal information and guest speakers to educate about air conditioning, plumbing, mold remediation, accounting and insurance. A business coach rounds out the experience of launching a business. The home watch business is ideal for transitional entrepreneurs, she says, even if theyve never been self-employed. You might have been in corporate America for 30 years. Youll need a roadmap. Ms. Pisani has trained executives, former military personnel, first responders, country club managers and husband and wife teams, for example. Were baby boomers serving baby boomers, she says, noting that people in their 30s and 40s are also getting into the home watch business. Ms. Pisani does not divulge the cost of her course, but she says her companys home watch professionals charge $40 per visit. Educating the homeowner is important, too, which is why she authored The Ultimate Home Watch Interview Guide, available free by visiting www. yourhwp.com. Her blog, featuring other home watch musings, can also be found on the site, including the very cautionary fact that insurance companies can deny a claim if there is not proof that a vacant home is being watched regularly. Her affiliates offer weekly or twiceweekly visits. We dont offer monthly visits. It gives owners a false sense of security she says, adding that too many disasters can occur in a month. She tells the tale of a couple who bought a pristine condo and asked a friend to keep an eye on it while they were away. Six months later, their new condo was covered in mold, and the $30,000 mitigation claim was denied by the insurance company. The home watcher wasnt a bad person. He was reporting to the home owner, but he was not regulating the humidity level, Ms. Pisani says. He was not trained. If they do take legal action, that will impact him financially, and certainly it means the loss of a friendship. WATCHERSFrom page 1 Home Watcher bene ts>> Regular visits to your property can prevent or lessen property damage. >> Creating a presence in your home may deter squatters and other intruders. >> Delivering consistent and accurate information to you during your absence. >> Inspectors will look for leaks, insect infestations, mold and other issues. >> For condo owners, while an HOA/POA is responsible for common grounds and common areas, you are responsible for everything from the studs in. Problems in an overhead unit can create major damage to the unit below. Common pipes in common walls can cause problems to multiple units. A home watch service will discover any issue prior to your return. >> A home watch service can act as your liaison between contractors, associations, Realtors and virtually anyone that you authorize them to. >> Implementing your storm plan. >> Making arrangements for work to be done in your absence. >> Answering alarm calls. >> Peace of mind, knowing that your home is being looked after by professionals. Source: National Home Watch Association True professionals know what to look for and have resources to handle just about any situation Diane Pisani Your Home Watch Professionals COURTESY PHOTOThe management of Admirals Cove in Jupiter takes special care of its residents, offering a home watch option within the 900-home community. COURTESY PHOTOHowie Grace works for Peace of Mind Home Watch Service and is also a truck driver.
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Sue@SueMyhelic.com SueMyhelic.com Kings Lake $397,000 3BR, 2BA, 2C garage pool home with new A/C, new hot water heater, quartz counters & more! The Dunes $1,159,000Rarely available 3BR, 3.5BA condo featuring a private terrace, elevator, all white kitchen & custom upgrades. Vanderbilt Beach $1,125,000Build your dream home on this gorgeous southern exposure canal lot. Walk or bike to the beach! GULF ACCESS IN JUST MINUTES! ENJOY THE OUTDOORS BY THE POOL! TURNKEY FURNISHED!WEEK OF APRIL 27MAY 3, 2017 | B9WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYREAL ESTATE Location is everything. Beach lovers will fall in love with this sunny end-unit condo nestled in the beautiful Moorings community. Bay views and steps to the beach make this a hidden paradise treasure. The convenient location allows owners to walk or bike to shopping and dining only a few blocks away. Plus, for boat lovers, a private boat dock is included and has been recently renovated.The 1,200-square-foot condo with two bedrooms and two baths has easy access as a ground-floor unit and is being offer completely turnkey. Just bring your swimsuit and lotion to start enjoying life in paradise. The established neighborhood offers barbecue and picnic areas, private beach access, community pool, fishing pier and more. Membership to Moorings Beach Club is included for only $75 per year and offers amenities and shady pavilions for those lazy beach days. Kelly Capolino of Downing Frye Realty has the listing for $499,000. For more information, call 877-6700 or email Kelly@ naples.net. House Hunting2100 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Suite 121 SEE NAR, B12 Existing-home sales set new pace in March NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORSExisting-home sales took off in March to their highest pace in more than 10 years, and severe supply shortages resulted in the typical home coming off the market significantly faster than in February and a year ago, according to the National Association of Realtors. Only the West saw a decline in sales activity in March. The March sales pace was 5.9 percent above a year ago and surpasses January as the strongest month of sales since February 2007 (5.79 million). Existing sales were led by hefty gains in the Northeast and Midwest. The early returns so far this spring buying season look very promising, says Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist. Although finding available properties to buy continues to be a strenuous task for many buyers, there was enough of a monthly increase in listings in March for sales to muster a strong gain, he adds. Sales will go up as long as inventory does. The median existing-home price for all housing types in March was $236,400, up 6.8 percent from March 2016 ($221,400). The increase marks the 61st consecutive month of year-overyear gains. Total housing inventory at the end of March increased 5.8 percent to 1.83 million existing homes available for sale, but is still 6.6 percent lower than a year ago (1.96 million) and has fallen year-over-year for 22 straight months. Unsold inventory is at a 3.8-month supply at the current sales pace (unchanged from February). Properties typically stayed on the market for 34 days in March, which is down significantly from 45 days in February and 47 days a year ago. Short sales were on the market the longest at a median of 90 days in March, while foreclosures sold in 52 days and nondistressed homes took 32 days (shortest since NAR began tracking in May 2011). Forty-eight percent of homes sold in March were on the market for less than a month.
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RoyalShellRentals.com 3 .9100 E o Cape Coral, Captiva Island, Fort Myers, cala and Sanibel Island s hiers/Lake Glenville, Highlands e y/Lake Toxaway N A P L E S Remote Key West Home w/Garden Area Exceptionally Large & Newer Style MBR $ 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 2 3 9 0 9 J o h n A y c o c k 2 3 9 7 7 7 9 8 9 8 MOORINGSN A P L E S Pool Home w/Two Master Suites Quiet Street, Close to the Beach $ 1 2 9 5 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 6 0 4 7 1 1 2 L i z A p p l i n g 2 3 9 2 7 2 7 2 0 1 PARK SHOREN A P L E S 4 BR, 4 BA, 1 Acre, Highly Sought After Commercial Size Pool & Infinity Edge Spa $ 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 6 0 5 4 3 7 1 D o u g H a u g h e y 2 3 9 9 6 1 1 5 6 1 FOUR SEASONS N A P L E S 3 BR, 3.5 BA, 2-Story Waterfront Townhouse Existing One Year Lease at $3,000/Mo. $ 8 2 0 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 4 0 3 0 9 6 6 S t e v e S u d d e t h & J e n n N i c o l a i 2 3 9 7 8 4 0 6 9 3 GOLDEN SHORESN A P L E S Professionally Furnished, Brand New 3-Car Garage, Walking Distance to Clubhouse $ 7 9 5 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 6 0 6 7 6 6 3 P a t t i F o r t u n e 2 3 9 2 7 2 8 4 9 4 RIVERSTONEN A P L E S 6 Bedrooms + Den, 5 Bathrooms Private Yard w/Salt Water Pool $ 7 4 9 9 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 0 3 8 9 9 P a t t i F o r t u n e 2 3 9 2 7 2 8 4 9 4 NEW PRICE MARBELLA LAKES N A P L E S Totally Remodeled, 3 BR, 2 BA Condo Turnkey Furnished, 2nd Floor Unit $ 6 4 9 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 2 6 3 0 1 L i z A p p l i n g 2 3 9 2 7 2 7 2 0 1 NEW LISTING MOORINGSN A P L E S 3 BR + Den, 2.5 BA Townhome 1-Car Garage, Wood Flooring $ 6 2 0 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 6 0 7 9 4 5 1 V i t o B a u e r 2 3 9 7 7 7 7 0 8 0 PELICAN BAYB O N I T A Great Sunrise/Sunset Views Over Lake 2 BR + Den, 2 BA, Pool & Spa $ 5 9 9 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 6 0 8 0 7 8 0 G a r y R y a n 2 3 9 2 7 3 6 7 9 6 SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKSN A P L E S 3 BR, 2 BA, 2-Car Garage Updated Kitchen & Bathrooms $ 5 7 5 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 6 0 7 0 3 3 8 D o u g H a u g h e y 2 3 9 9 6 1 1 5 6 1 LAKE PARK 1 0 3 2 4 Y O R K S T O N E D R B O N I T A Priced to Sell, Upgrades Galore, 2,562 S.F. 3 BR + Den, 2.5 BA, Salt Water Pool $ 5 3 9 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 6 0 1 5 4 5 8 L i n d a R a m s e y 2 3 9 4 0 5 3 0 5 4 OPEN 4/30 1:00PM 4:00PM HAWTHORNE2 5 0 0 G U L F S H O R E B L V D N # S 6 N A P L E S 2 BR, 2 BA Condo w/Boat Dock Beach & Boating Access $ 5 1 9 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 0 2 4 2 1 D e b o r a h V i g l a s 2 3 9 2 1 5 2 0 3 5 OPEN 4/30 1:00PM 4:00PM YACHT HARBOR2 8 3 7 2 S O M B R E R O D R B O N I T A Turnkey Furnished, 3 BR + Den, 3 BA, Pool & Spa Beautiful Golf Course & Sunset Views $ 5 0 9 9 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 2 2 8 6 1 T h e B o e g l i n T e a m 2 3 9 2 8 7 6 4 1 4 OPEN 4/30 1:00PM 4:00PM SPANISH WELLSN A P L E S Oakmont Model, 3 BR + Den, 2 BA Home Heated Pool w/Water View $ 4 7 5 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 0 9 6 0 8 R o g e r S t e n i n g 2 3 9 7 7 0 4 7 0 7 VERONA WALK 8 4 0 1 E S T E R O B L V D # 6 0 8 N A P L E S Lovely Corner 2 BR, 2 BA Condo Northern Sunrise & Sunset Views $ 3 6 9 9 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 1 2 0 3 2 M i c h a e l M a y 2 3 9 9 4 9 0 0 0 0 OPEN 4/30 1:00PM 4:00PM MARINA TOWERS & YACHT CLUB1 6 3 9 T R I A N G L E P A L M T E R N A P L E S Professionally Decorated Amenity Rich Neighborhood $ 3 5 5 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 0 8 2 3 2 D o d o n a & O r n e l a T h e R o b o c i T e a m 2 3 9 7 7 6 8 1 2 3 OPEN 4/30 1:00PM 4:00PM SATURNIA LAKESB O N I T A Turnkey Low Density Bundled Golf $ 3 2 5 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 1 5 7 7 2 B e t t e P i t z e r 2 3 9 5 6 0 2 6 2 7 COPPERLEAF AT THE BROOKSN A P L E S Nicely Appointed, 3 BR, Walk-Up Condo Beautiful Lake Views $ 3 1 9 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 2 1 6 7 9 D o u g H a u g h e y 2 3 9 9 6 1 1 5 6 1 NEW LISTING BRIDGEWATER BAY N A P L E S 1st Floor Furnished 2 BR, 2 BA Serene Panoramic Views $ 2 1 9 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 2 7 3 9 1 M a r k S e m e r a r o 2 3 9 3 7 0 2 4 5 5 NEW LISTING GLEN EAGLE GOLF & CC7 4 4 W E D G E D R # 2 2 N A P L E S Less Than a Mile to Private Beach New CGI Impact Windows, Guest Parking $ 2 1 4 5 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 1 2 2 1 9 D e b o r a h V i g l a s 2 3 9 2 1 5 2 0 3 5 OPEN 4/30 1:00PM 4:00PM MOORINGSN A P L E S 1st Floor 2 BR, 2 BA Turnkey Condo Golf Course Views, Bundled Golf $ 1 6 9 9 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 2 4 0 2 9 L i z A p p l i n g 2 3 9 2 7 2 7 2 0 1 NEW LISTING GLADES GOLF & COUNTRY CLUBB O N I T A Exceptional Price & Low Fees, Mins. from Beach Charming 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Condo $ 1 5 8 5 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 0 0 5 7 3 L a r r y B e l l 2 3 9 9 1 9 4 4 0 4 BONITA PINES
Yun says. Until we see significant and sustained multi-month increases in housing starts, prices will continue to far outpace incomes and put pressure on those trying to buy.Regional breakdownMarch existing-home sales in the Northeast surged 10.1 percent to an annual rate of 760,000, and are now 4.1 percent above a year ago. The median price in the Northeast was $260,800, which is 2.8 percent above March 2016. In the Midwest, existing-home sales jumped 9.2 percent to an annual rate of 1.31 million in March, and are now 3.1 percent above a year ago. The median price in the Midwest was $183,000, up 6.2 percent from a year ago. Existing-home sales in the South in March rose 3.4 percent to an annual rate of 2.42 million, and are now 8.5 percent above March 2016. The median price in the South was $210,600, up 8.6 percent from a year ago. Existing-home sales in the West decreased 1.6 percent to an annual rate of 1.22 million in March, but are still 5.2 percent above a year ago. The median price in the West was $347,500, up 8.0 percent from March 2016. Inventory data from www.realtor. com shows the metropolitan statistical areas where listings stayed on the market the shortest amount of time in March were San Jose-SunnyvaleSanta Clara, Calif. (24 days); San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, Calif. (25 days); Seattle-TacomaBellevue, Wash., and Denver-AuroraLakewood, Colo. (both at 28 days); and Vallejo-Fairfield, Calif. (31 days). A growing pool of all types of buyers is competing for the lackluster amount of existing homes on the market, Mr. B12 WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 3, 2017 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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! 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 $500,000 Under Appraised Market ValueIMMEDIATE EQUITY OPPORTUNITY For More Information or to View Home, Please Call George at 239-253-9691. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, APRIL 30 FROM 1PMPMNorth Naples Beauty Open Floor Plan, Vaulted Ceilings, Fantastic Kitchen and Spacious Master SuiteRecently Remodeled with Fresh New Look! 1423 Princess Sabal Point Naples, FL 34119This Saturnia Lakes home with 4 bedrooms+den+lo, 3 baths and 3-car garage has it all! Soaring ceilings makes the home light, bright and open, tile oors, crown molding and trim accents throughout, chefs kitchen with walk-in pantry and morning breakfast room. Home has extended lanai (plenty of room for a pool). e master bedroom and all other family and guest rooms are upstairs. Master is oversized with separate sitting area and two large walk-in closets with custom built-ins. is is a movein ready home with a fresh new look. Community has country club-style family amenities; tennis, bike and jog trails, community clubhouse, pool/spa, tness room and putting green. Saturnia Lakes is certainly one of North Naples best family communities! $585,000 NARFrom page 9
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1 1 21099 Spyglass Lane Linda Perry/Judy Perry 239.404.7052 Web ID 216028524 $7,250,000 1100 Galleon Drive Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 216070094 $11,900,000 3001 Rum Row Friley Saucier 239.293.3532 Web ID 216022071 $7,750,000 1351 Spyglass Lane Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216063829 $11,900,000 1060 Galleon Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216053618 $6,250,0001 2 3 4 5 3 4 5 PORT ROYAL THE MOORINGS // COQUINA SANDS 4 3 5419 Mooring Line Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216059130 $3,995,000 Naples Continental #507 Pat Duggan 239.213.7445 Web ID 217028420 $849,000 Admiralty Point #505 Ryan Nordyke 239.776.9390 Web ID 216079762 $1,499,000 825 Wedge Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216071000 $2,695,000 Executive Club #213 James Bates 239.961.3973 Web ID 216073977 $659,0001 2 3 4 5629 Gulf Shore Boulevard North James Bates 239.961.3973 Web ID 216065782 $6,995,000 575 3rd Street North Cindy Thompson 239.860.6513 Web ID 217027738 $5,500,000 409 1st Avenue North Linda Richards Malone 239.595.9595 Web ID 216070877 $4,599,000 840 17th Avenue South Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 216001738 $6,650,000 2360 Kingsh Road Fahada Saad 239.595.8500 Web ID 217028077 $3,400,0001 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
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Le Dauphin #104 Ryan Batey 239.287.9159 Web ID 217022373 $1,999,000 1425 Nighthawk Pointe Daniel Guenther 239.357.8121 Web ID 216013779 $4,690,000 8187 Wilshire Lakes Boulevard Patrick OConnor 239.293.9411 Web ID 217028677 $549,900 Castillo #1-102 John DAmelio 239.961.5996 Web ID 217011607 $812,500 478 Willet Avenue Debron Fowles 239.826.6655 Web ID 216011484 $3,399,000 975 Barcarmil Way Dave/Ann Renner 239.784.5552 Web ID 217019058 $1,125,000 Aqua #510 John DAmelio 239.961.5996 Web ID 216036267 $1,845,000 2201 Imperial Golf Course Boulevard Ruth Bethem 239.777.7007 Web ID 216048294 $505,000 Cove Towers | Bequia #603 Carol Sheehy 239.340.9300 Web ID 216024293 $599,000 Vanderbilt Lagoon Villas #3 Gayle Fawkes 239.250.6051 Web ID 217012597 $1,495,000 2818 Wild Orchid Court Tom Oaster 239.595.1275 Web ID 217009265 $1,100,000 9201 Mercato Way Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 Web ID 216039475 $1,625,000 Anchorage #504 Gayle Fawkes 239.250.6051 Web ID 217019476 $465,000 1505 Marsh Wren Lane Sam Heitman 239.537.2018 Web ID 216020655 $2,095,000 Lancaster Square #8-804 Debbi/Marty McDermott 239.564.4231 Web ID 216013324 $549,900 4971 Hickory Wood Drive Patrick OConnor 239.293.9411 Web ID 217028155 $375,000 2117 Paget Circle Jim Hild 239.860.6801 Web ID 216030154 $589,900 Mystic Greens #1604 Wil Bedard 239.961.2710 Web ID 216078204 $375,000 Avellino Isles #201 Joanne MacLeod 239.272.7679 Web ID 216044323 $849,000 1227 Gordon River Trail Daniel Guenther 239.357.8121 Web ID 216005828 $2,395,000 1215 Gordon River Trail Daniel Guenther 239.357.8121 Web ID 215036906 $1,995,000 1302 Noble Heron Way Melissa Williams 239.248.7238 Web ID 215070811 $1,495,000 4437 Wayside Drive Fahada Saad 239.595.8500 Web ID 216065012 $3,580,000 2165 Asti Court Sonya Shaheen 239.877.2797 Web ID 215073681 $1,595,000 28921 Cavell Terrace Valerie Bee 239.398.3055 Web ID 216064000 $7,400,000 Aqua #810 John DAmelio 239.961.5996 Web ID 216037626 $2,950,000 Grande Excelsior #506 Heidi Deen 239.370.5388 Web ID 217026968 $1,375,000 963 Barcarmil Way Dave/Ann Renner 239.784.5552 Web ID 217020104 $1,050,000 8111 Costa Brava Court Dave/Ann Renner 239.784.5552 Web ID 217027512 $935,000 12802 Pond Apple Drive West Joanne MacLeod 239.272.7679 Web ID 217002223 $1,147,000 4448 Wayside Drive Joanne MacLeod 239.272.7679 Web ID 216005639 $2,090,000 10462 Vanderbilt Drive Kimberly Salay 239.300.5075 Web ID 216013237 $992,000 850 Barcarmil Way Erik David Barber 323.513.6391 Web ID 217019889 $1,150,000 4493 Wayside Drive Ruth Bethem 239.777.7007 Web ID 217004723 $2,675,000 GREY OAKS NORTH NAPLES VANDERBILT BEACH PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM YOUR LOCALLY OWNED PARTNER WITH A GLOBAL REACH
1501 Honeysuckle Avenue Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 Web ID 216034543 $668,000 3875 Isla Del Sol Way Laurie Zanelli 239.675.9777 Web ID 216059884 $2,395,000 South Seas #1009 ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 217028133 $649,000 3719 Mahogany Bend Drive Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 217026354 $1,625,000 1751 Ludlow Road Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 217014539 $3,450,000 700 Inlet Drive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 216080204 $894,500 The Esplanade #2-402 Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 Web ID 217014334 $1,549,000 Royal Marco Point #557 Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 216068950 $985,000 60 Covewood Court Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 217013968 $1,658,000 Sandcastle #206 Cynthia Corogin 239.393.6747 Web ID 217027474 $595,000 1153 Whiteheart Court Cathy Brodie 239.272.7725 Web ID 216070258 $635,000 1064 Gayer Way Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 Web ID 216080793 $1,199,900 Dela Park Place #606 Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 217027864 $735,000 Royal Marco Point #535 Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 216069000 $1,325,000 South Seas #111 Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 217012304 $569,900 Admiralty House #S-906 Cathy Brodie 239.272.7725 Web ID 216035314 $563,000 1170 Osprey Court Brock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 Web ID 217000577 $1,199,000 Admiralty House #N-106 Cathy Brodie 239.272.7725 Web ID 217013533 $399,000 411 Battersea Court Lori Holland 239.404.7070 Web ID 216034025 $359,999 945 Royal Marco Way Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 Web ID 217001298 $495,000 8572 Bellagio Drive Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216028235 $1,185,000 7798 Mulberry Lane Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 217000272 $799,000 8988 Cherry Oaks Trail Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 215039283 $545,000 Marengo #204 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 216080773 $410,000 7690 Mulberry Lane ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 216012977 $799,000 9193 Campanile Circle Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 217009066 $539,000 Varenna #203 ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 216060580 $386,900 Sonoma #202 Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 Web ID 217007695 $379,900 Varenna #102 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216080637 $365,000 Marengo #203 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 217008896 $399,000 Varenna #2-202 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216067175 $379,000 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 | 239.262.5557BROAD AVENUE | 239.434.2424MYSTIQUE AT PELICAN BAY | 239.598.9900 PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM YOUR LOCALLY OWNED PARTNER WITH A GLOBAL REACH
B18 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 3, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Pkwy. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$200,000 >$300,000 >$400,000 >$500,000 >$600,000 >$700,000 >$800,000 >$900,000 >$1,000,000 >$2,000,000 >$3,000,000 >$4,000,000 >$5,000,000 >$13,000,000 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 32 33 34 21 35 36*For illustration purposes only.NaplesMarco Island 38 40 39 41 42 46 49 47 43 44 45 48 37
Did you know that bird watching is one of the fastest growing nature hobbies in the US? Why is bird watching so popular? Birds are beautiful, entertaining and inspiring. This year-round hobby appeals to every age group; whether for school-age natural science exploration activities, or pure pleasure. Southwest Florida is a mecca for a wide variety of bird life. Abundant natural habitats, including the Everglades, mangrove forests and tidal flats offer a haven for many species of water birds. Depending on the season, youre likely to see White Pelicans Reddish Egret, Snowy Egret, Great Blue Heron, and perhaps youll even catch a glimpse of the endangered Roseate Spoonbill. The climate lends itself to year-round displays of dazzling birds of prey including Bald Eagle, Osprey, along with an assortment of hawk and falcon. Woodland species include the Pileated Woodpecker and Great Horned Owl. Today bird watching on Useppa Island is popular with island residents. Useppa is located just west of Pine Island, in the Pine Island Sound Aquatic Preserve. The Preserve contains the three largest colonial bird rookeries in the area, located on Broken Islands, Hemp Key and Useppa Oyster Bar. Laura Stokes, Useppa resident, professional nature photographer and Chief Medical Officer for Useppa Islands Fire Department says Our Great Horned Owls are always a treat and every year, around Christmas, they produce an owlet! Its fun to watch the little one grow. This year the fledgling was very outgoing and would swoop down to have his picture taken every day around dusk! A stroll along Useppas private beach, or a walk on the Pink Path, shaded by tall native trees, is a bird photographers paradise. Experience the spectacular show of birds for yourself surrounded by sea, sky, and abundant natural beauty. Make your escape to Useppa Island. Paradise Without A Passport! 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 GROWAGAIN HERE WE 51 9TH STREET SOUTH NAPLES, FL 34102239.529.5737EXITREALTYSWFL.COMEXIT REALTY SW FLORIDA IS NOW SERVICING:Naples ( Newly Expanded Location New New JOIN OUR TEAM!Contact Us Today! 239.529.5737 MORE THAN 100%!!! NO MONTHLY FEES FREE FREE NON-COMPETING FREE FULL Exit Realty, a smart move. NOW HIRING NEW AGENTS!Come see our newly expanded o ce featuring an agent training center! 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. PACKAGE DEALSeawatch #104 $119,000 Ideal location for beach lovers with access across from complex. Morning sunrises/evening sunsets from lanais. 2BR/2BA. Car included with accepted oer. QUICK OUT TO GULF1660 Galleon Court $824,900 Amazing street at south end. Beautiful home with soaring ceilings, 24 tile, stainless appliances, mature landscaping, pool, dock, lift, 2 jet-ski lifts and tiki hut. VERY APPEALING LOT1310 Andalusia Terrace $179,000 Build you home on this oversized corner lot with a park as your backdrop. Cleared, sewer paid and ready for you. Inland/ center of the island. NEW LISTING212 Deerwood/Glen Eagles $174,900 Delightful complex in the center of Naples. 2BR/2BA fully furnished 2nd-oor unit. Eat-in kitchen; laundry. Carport available for separate purchase. Nice view of pool and grounds. 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!
OLD NAPLESTHE CHELSTON $4,275,000 631 Broad Court N 3 Beds, 3 Full 1 Half BathsLondon Bay Homes offers luxurious options throughout Naples most desirable neighborhoods and premier master planned communities. These single-family homes reinforce London Bays commitment to luxury in Naples. Tour our award-winning model homes this weekend and see for yourself how London Bay Homes offers a range of beautiful designs that perfectly reect each clients individual tastes and preferences. CBC057242 London Bay Homes. Pricing, features, specifications, products and availability are subject to change without notice. See a sales associate for complete and current information. Open Houses Saturday & Sunday From 1 4 p.m. Luxury Living from $1 Million to One of a Kind 866.920.1754 LondonBayLiving.comTOUR LONDON BAY HOMES ARRAY OF OPEN HOUSES THIS WEEKEND THE CATALINA $3,995,000 16987 Cortile Drive 4 Bedrooms, 5 Baths MEDITERRA THE BENITA $2,150,000 18125 Via Portofino Way 3 Beds, 4 Full Baths MIROMAR LAKES BEACH & GOLF CLUB ISABELLA TWO-STORY $3,125,625 28070 Castellano Way 4 Beds, 5 Full Baths MEDITERRA THE AVIGNON $4,975,000 13750 Pondview Cir 4 Beds, 5 Full 1 Half Baths QUAIL WEST THE CAPRIANO $2,756,700 16747 Lucarno Way 4 Beds, 4 Full Baths MEDITERRA 4395 GORDON DRIVE $12,975,000 4 Beds, 4 Full 2 Half Baths PORT ROYAL PRIVATE LABEL LIVING OPEN HOUSES SAT & SUN1 4 p.m. COMING SOON COMING SOON SUNDAY ONLY SUNDAY ONLY
STANDUPARTS & ENTERTAINMENTNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY | SECTION CWWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 3, 2017 BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.comAsk anyone about George Washington and theyll probably tell you three things, only one of which is true: 1. He was the first president of our country. 2. As a youth, he chopped down a cherry tree and owned up to it, telling his father, I cannot tell a lie. 3. He had false teeth made of wood. I dont think the cherry tree (story) is real, says playwright Mark St. Germain. And the president did have false teeth, but, I dont think they were made out of wood, he adds. They were most likely made of ivory and cow, horse and George Washingtons TeethSEE LOUIE, C24 I SEE TEETH, C4 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 | 239.262.4242Violin sensationClassic Chamber Concerts wraps up another season with a virtuoso. C3 Cuisine NewsMeet Chef Ralph Feraco (C31)and get your fill of tidbits from the food and dining scene. C28-31 Couture, Cuisine, CharityStepping out for Friends of Foster Children Forever, and more to-dos around town. C26-27 BY ISAAC KOZELLSpecial to Florida Weeklyn the world of comedy, it takes a lot to stay relevant, especially if your career spans more than three decades. 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C2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 3, 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 philJASONphiljreviews@gmail.com FLORIDA WRITERSCharacters bedeviled by trauma and loss in complex psychological thriller The Red Hunter by Lisa Unger. Touchstone. 368 pages. Hardcover, $25.99.This delicately constructed thriller from award-winning Lisa Unger explores the distance and proximity between two women whose paths cross in strikingly unusual ways. The younger of the two, Zoey Drake, has lived through a lengthy and ongoing recovery from a devastating childhood trauma. Her parents were murdered before her eyes in their rural home outside of New York City. Zoey, who barely survived, has lived with a rage she must control if she is to function effectively. Rigorous martial arts training has been her coping mechanism and her security against being victimized in her adulthood as she was in her childhood. She was reared and put through college by the man she calls Uncle Paul, and now she assists him as he struggles with poor health. She supports herself through catsitting jobs and by helping her martial arts mentor teach self-defense to young girls. Nightmares haunt her, but she has gained a healthy self-confidence. Claudia Bishop and her daughter, Raven, now occupy the house where Zoey was raised. For Claudia, renovating the home is part of an extended recovery from a horrible assault and rape that occurred many years ago. Herself a troubled young woman at 17, Raven feels the need to follow up on the possibility that she is not the child of the loving man from who Claudia has been long divorced. Perhaps she is the daughter of the rapist. Her quest regarding her identity is one plot driver in this brilliant, complex novel. Signs of intruders lead to the revelation that somewhere between the house and the barn might be the buried fruits of a robbery gone haywire. Theres a possibility that individuals connected with the robbery are committed to recovering $1 millions. The theft involved corrupt police. It looks like the handyman Claudia has hired for the renovation was somehow involved, as was his brother, a desperate, soulless character recently released from prison. Through shifting narrators and points of view, Ms. Unger orchestrates a series of revelations that lead to the final outcome. The suspense is almost unbearable. I dont know of another writer working today who brings us characters with such precisely rendered emotional complications. Of course, they are put in situations or they cant stop remembering situations that give them a lot to process. Sometimes they are presented from a third-person perspective, and sometimes they are briefly narrators. Its not easy to make such shifts work, but Ms. Unger makes it a compelling feature of her art. Having us peek into Claudias blog (she is developing an audience for the ongoing story of how her life and her home are being renovated) is one of the ways we gain added perspectives on a major character. Zoey (whose obsessive self-awareness recognizes three phases of her being) is the most magnificent of these achievements, but Claudia and Raven are not far behind. There are many other interesting complications in The Red Hunter. We meet, or simply hear about, characters whose moral choices are tainted by greed even when partly motivated by a sense of responsibility. When a fortune is up for grabs, and you have a good chance of getting your hands on it, and you have noble uses for it, and the people to whom it belongs are criminals and creeps what will guide your decisions? When are the ties of family loyalty so strong that they overpower ones loyalty to what is right? Where is the line between courage and foolhardiness? Are revenge and justice the same thing? But this is not an ethics manual or a psychology primer. Its an action book. Ms. Unger describes the sheer physicality of her characters with remarkable vividness. She represents how they move, gesture, collapse, ward off pain and exhaust themselves all with uncanny realism. The good-sized cast of supporting characters includes many who readers will not soon forget. In every sense of the phrase, this author takes you places you might not ever want to go. These, too, will stay with you a long, long time. This is memorable writing. Im already waiting for the next offering from Ms. Unger, who lives in the Tampa Bay area with her husband, daughter and Labradoodle. 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. UNGER i s i n n ss e f n isupforgrabsand g w e r e c a ch m w i In ph ta k mi g t o sta y l on g T wri t wai t off e Un g T a m her
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Big Impressions by Little Artists is hosted by the CCCR Business 100, a group of local businesses that support CCCRs mission and programs by making an annual donation to benefit its four child development programs in Naples. Golden Gate and Immokalee. Tickets for $75 are available by calling 643-3908 or visiting www.collierchildcare. org. Local artist Mona Lisa Johns collaborated with preschoolers at CCCRs A Step Up Child Development Center at Golden Gate High School to create these two pieces of art that will be auctioned off at Big Impressions by Little Artists. Classic Chamber concerts presents violin virtuoso for season finaleCanadian violinist Lara St. John started playing the instrument 44 years ago, when she was just 2. Her first appearance as a soloist was at age 4. And by the time she was 12, she and her violin were touring Spain, France, Portugal and Hungary. As if touring the world at 12 wasnt enough, she moved to Russia at the age of 17 in the height of the Cold War to become the youngest post-graduate student at the Moscow Conservatory. Her list of accomplishments as a musician just grows from there. In 2000, wanting to have complete artistic control over every aspect of her recordings, she started her own record label, Ancalagon (named after her pet iguana). Smart move on her part, as her albums continue to top iTunes charts. In collaboration with StayinMay Festival and Classic Chamber Concerts, Ms. St. John performs with the Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra at 8 p.m. Monday, May 1, at First United Methodist Church of Naples. Its the season finale for CCC, which is under the direction of maestro William Noll. Having Ms. St. John perform with Classic Chamber Concerts is a high point of this season, Mr. Noll says. Her unbridled passion for the art is without a doubt something that music lovers of all ages should witness. She is an outside-the-box artist who takes performing to a new level of intense creativity. Ms. St. Johns last album, Shiksa, with pianist Matt Herskowitz (who performed to a sold-out audience at last seasons CCC finale), has been featured on NPRs Tiny Desk Concerts and includes songs from Armenia, Palestine, the Jewish Diaspora, Russia, Macedonia, Serbia, Greece, Romania and Hungary. The program for May 1 includes Bachs Brandenburg Concerto, Mozarts Symphony No. 25 and The Turkish Violin Concerto. Tickets are $60. For reservations or more information, call 434-8505 or visit www.classicchamberconcerts.org. Lara St. John
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Good through 5/3/17.Simple Mills Crackers, Sprouted Seed or Almond FlourSave $2 EachMust present coupon. While supplies last. Good through 5/3/17.human teeth, a common practice in those days. They would be made of all kinds of things, anything that would work as a toothy surface. Mr. St. Germain has been thinking more than usual about Washingtons teeth lately, because hes written a play in which they play a key role. Florida Repertory Theatre presents a reading of George Washingtons Teeth as part of its fourth annual PlayLab festival. The reading closes the four-day event that also includes readings of five other new plays, a keynote address by the executive director of the National New Play Network, a playwrights panel and the world premiere production of A Dream Within a Dream: The Spirit of Poe, by Christopher T. Parks. George Washingtons Teeth looks at a historical society in the town of New Bunion thats fallen on difficult times. The society holds an annual re-enactment of a battle they claim occurred during the American Revolution but that is actually something made up to draw tourists. Attendance has dwindled over the years, however, and something has to be done. They find out that someone in town has a set of George Washingtons teeth, Mr. St. Germain says. But the woman who owns the teeth may have been denied acceptance into the historical society years ago. Its about this organization thats falling apart, scheming to get these teeth to put on exhibit, the playwright says, adding its about the relationships between the women of the society more than anything. The comedy, with a cast of five women, is very different in tone from many of Mr. St. Germains other plays, especially the two Florida Rep has produced: Best of Enemies, about the relationship between a KKK leader and a black civil rights activist in 1970s North Carolina, and Camping with Henry and Tom, in which Henry Ford and Thomas Edison go camping with Warren G. Harding. George Washingtons Teeth was inspired by a friend of Mr. St. Germains, the actress Debra Jo Rupp (who portrayed Dr. Ruth in the one-person show he also wrote, Dr. Ruth, All the Way). Ms. Rupp bemoaned the fact that there arent enough roles for older women in the theater, how once youre no longer the ingenue, you become a character actor a concept Mr. St. Germain found ridiculous. He decided to write something with parts only for women. And, never having written a farce, he thought hed try one. George Washingtons Teeth, in which only one role is age-specific, is the result. Its very funny, says Jason Parrish, PlayLab artistic director. Theres about to be an all-out war about those teeth, because they all want them. It sets their little town into a tail spin.Gentleman thiefAnother comedy opens the festival: Mark Browns Love, The Cr acksman. Based on a PG Wodehouse novella, its in the style of Mr. Browns Around the World in 80 Days, which played at Florida Rep two seasons ago and in which actors play multiple characters, sometimes within one scene. In Love, The Cracksman, six actors play more than a dozen characters. In the last scene, one character plays two or three roles. He exits, then comes out through another door as another character, the playwright says, adding the new play has that theatricality of Days or Greater Tuna which I love. Its a gentleman thief story, Wodehouses response to the Raffles series with David Niven, he says, calling it, A precursor to Oceans Eleven, where you like the thief, and hes stealing for good reasons; hes handsome and debonair. He compares it also to the Thin Man series, with Myrna Loy and William Powell. Thats the level Im trying to capture You could put Cary Grant and Myrna Loy in this. It would be the perfect vehicle for them. It opens with Jimmy Pitt watching a friend perform in a gentleman thief play. Afterward, Jimmy claims, Its not that hard to break into a house. I bet I can do it. And so he and his friend make a bet. That bet leads him to love and to involvement with a crook who believes Jimmy is an international diamond thief. We end up in England in a huge mansion where lots of different characters come in, the playwright says. Thats when the hijinks really begin. Mr. Brown has changed the plot and the ending of the Wodehouse novella and fleshed it out more. And while similar in tone to Around the World in 80 Days, which is now one of the most produced plays in the world, he says Love, The Cracksman is in a different style, with a different feel and in different time period. But, I think if you see this play, youll be able to say, Yeah, thats from the same guy, who wrote Around the World in 80 Days.Variety of genresThis years PlayLab festival offers two more readings than previous festivals. After announcing the festival through the National New Playwork, Florida Rep received its limit of 75 plays in less than 72 hours, Mr. Parrish says. We hope to chose one of these plays to turn into a world premiere, to develop it, he adds. (To end the regular 2016-17 season, Florida Rep presents Doublewide by Stephen Spotswood, which was a reading at last years PlayLab. It runs through May 14 in the ArtStage Studio Theatre adjacent to the companys main stage.) PlayLab this year concludes with a full production of Christopher T. Parks A Dream Within A Dream: The Spirit of Poe, another work from last years festival.Also on the PlayLab programThe Flower Room, by Daryl Lisa Fazio, is about a woman having a late sexual awakening in her 40s. Ironically, shes a professor of anthropology of primitive sexual behavior who finds herself caught up in a sex scandal at the university where she teaches. Her brother convinces her that with her writing ability and knowledge of sexual behavior, she should start writing highend erotica. Its wildly funny and a bit edgy, with sexual content and nudity, Mr. Parrish says and couldnt be more different than Split in Three, Ms. Fazios play that was in the 2014 PlayLab and on the main stage in Florida Reps 2015 season. Smoke, by Gloria Bond Clunie, is an unlikely love story that takes place in 1960s North Carolina, when tobacco was king and Camels were cool, says Mr. Parrish. Its African-American characters consist of a man who comes down from the north to lobby against big tobacco and the woman he woos. I compare it to The Rainmaker, Mr. Parrish says. Its that kind of riveting love story, with a really strong set of characters at the heart of it. Bennett Fishers Damascus is a three-person play that examines what its like to be a Muslim in America today. It takes place mostly a super shuttle van. The driver, a Somali African American who has lived in Minneapolis all his life, drives the shuttle to make ends meet. A white college kid has missed his flight. Desperate to get from Minneapolis to Chicago, the student hires the shuttle. Theres an explosion at the airport behind them, and the driver is concerned people will think hes involved. Theres a twist, a psychological twist, and it brings to the surface: Who are they going to believe the white, rich college kid or this Somali African American? Whos more American? We Will Not Be Silent, by David Meyers, is another drama, based on the story of Sofie Scholl, a German college student at the time of the Holocaust. We havent heard about what the ordinary Germans did in the face of evil and oppression, Mr. Parrish says. This is a story of people who said no, it cant happen, and what happened to them. We chose it because its an important story to tell at this moment. These evil things that exist in the world happen one step at a time. What are you going to do to stop them? TEETHFrom page 1 PlayLab 2017>> What: Six play readings, a keynote address and a world premiere performance >> When: April 27-30 >> Where: Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers >> Cost: $12 per show, $60 for all-access pass >> Info: 332-4488 or www. oridarep.orgThe readings:>> Love, The Cracksman by Mark Brown 8 p.m. Thursday, April 27 >> The Flower Room by Daryl Lisa Fazio 2 p.m. Friday, April 28 >> Smoke by Gloria Bond Clunie 8 p.m. Friday, April 28 >> Damascus by Bennett Fisher 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29 >> We Will Not Be Silent by David Meyers 2 p.m. Sunday, April 30 >> George Washingtons Teeth by Mark St. Germain 5:30 p.m. Sunday, April 30Keynote speaker:>> Nan Barnett, executive director of the National New Play Newwork 5 p.m. Saturday, April 29World premiere:>> A Dream Within a Dream: The Spirit of Poe by Christopher T. Parks 11 a.m. Sunday, April 30
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 3, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 TICKETS: 239.481.4849 GulfCoastSymphony.org Performance accessible to all patrons. Saturday, May 6, 2017, 7pmBarbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW Tickets from $22 A beautiful new fully-staged production, co-produced by the Gulf Coast Symphony and Gulfshore Opera. tells the heartbreaking story of an innocent young geisha who gives up most expansive melodies, is at the top of a very short list of most performed and best loved operas of all time. Sponsored in part by: Drs. Peter & Eleanor BlitzerSpiritually cerebral The Christians opens at Gulfshore Playhouse BY KATHY GREYFlorida Weekly CorrespondentGulfshore Playhouses 2016-17 season comes to a close on a thought-provoking note with The Christians, in which playwright Lucas Hnath addresses forged relationships and the splits that divide them. As the plays title suggests, the schism of alliances in The Christians happens within a house of worship with an enormous congregation. The church family is divided when Pastor Paul (Alan Campbell) who has spent two decades growing a modest congregation into a megachurch announces, at a celebration of the church being free of debt, that the congregation will no longer acknowledge a component of traditional theological belief. Thus begins the congregational divide, starting with Associate Pastor Joshua (William Oliver Watkins) and trickling down to church members who find the new doctrine reprehensible. Mr. Hnath (pronounced nayth) was raised in a familial church environment, thus sparking his anecdotal, though extensively researched, view of the inner workings of a place of faith in which so many seek refuge. But decisions driving these sacred second homes for the masses can be fraught with conflict. Are church leaders decisions driven by purity or profit? Is the pastor actually hearing the voice of God, or is he disseminating his own will, conveniently cloaked in Biblical verse? We live in such a divisive world, says Kristen Coury, Gulfshore Playhouse founding artistic director. What Lucas Hnath manages to do is present an unbiased argument. You might take a side, but this play will help you understand the other side of the argument. Its a look inside what attracts people to their faith, what theyre looking for. Ms. Coury, who also directs The Christians, says she chose to stage the play because she is fascinated by what causes human beings to question their lifes purpose: God, the afterlife agesold questions that throughout history have resulted in myriad answers. I am drawn to the answers they find in it, she says. The Gulfshore Playhouse production stars returning actor Alan Campbell, who earned a Tony nominee for his work in Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close, as Pastor Paul; returning actor William Oliver Watkins as Associate Pastor Joshua; and the professional companys veteran actress Amy Van Nostrand as Elizabeth, Pastor Pauls wife, who packs a punch toward the end of the show. Rounding out the cast are Stephen Bradbury (Elder Jay) and Kate Fahrner (congregant Jenny), making her Gulfshore Playhouse debut and also singing with the shows three-member praise band (piano/synthesizer, drums and guitar). (Kate) has an amazing voice, Ms. Coury says, comparing the actress vocal prowess to that required by the character of Glinda in Wicked. Sound designed by Gabriel Luxton and music directed by John Austin Clark provide the auditory ambiance of the production. Gulfshore Playhouses Jennifer Bronsteds costume work illustrates The Christians characters, and Nick Solyoms lighting design casts shadows on the faith-imbued script. Scenic designer Kristen Martinos American-Christian set is the shows centerpiece. Akin to the 2015 premiere of The Christians at Playwrights Horizons off Broadway, Gulfshore Playhouse will have an interactive lobby display for audience members to express their impressions. Gulfshore Playhouse lives to create opportunities for thought, Ms. Coury says, adding the lobby display is part of the companys Synergy Series of free activities geared toward thinking more deeply about what a play means to the audience. In addition to the lobby display, those activities for The Christians include panel discussions with clergy and talk-backs following select performances. (Visit www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org/the-synergy-series for information.) Regardless of any one audience members personal beliefs, The Christians presents a thought-provoking examination of the power of faith and its ability to unite or to divide. Mr. Hnaths script is strategically crafted so that the approach is impartial, reaching beyond the subject at hand. Neither singularly nor secularly focused, the play incites audiences to question the cracks in the foundation of all relationships personal or spiritual none of which, in reality, are permanent. The Christians>> Who: Gulfshore Playhouse >> When: April 29-May 21 >> Where: The Norris Center >> Tickets: $20-$64 ($30 for April 27-28 preview performances) >> Info: 261-7529 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org Chairs arranged on either side of a centerpiece cross depict the divide that plays out in The Christians, with set design for Gulfshore Playhouse by Kristen Martino. 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C6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 3, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOTHEATERLegs 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. See story on page C5.Clever Little Lies By The Studio Players through 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. See review on page C10.The King & I At the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers through April 30. 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.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.THURSDAY4.27Cruisin The Conservancy of Southwest Florida hosts a mangrove cruise with naturalist Kathy Worley from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $20-$47. 213-2500 or www. conservancy.org. Nature Talk Enjoy smoked mullet and mojitos at 6 p.m. followed by a program at 7 p.m. about the pristine ecosystems of Cuba at Everglades Wonder Gardens. $15 for members, $25 for others. 27180 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. 992-2591 or www. evergladeswondergardens.com. Environmental History Author Steve Noll examines the relationship of people to the land of Florida, starting with Native American settlements, at 7 p.m. at the Marco Island Historical Museum. Free for members, $5 for others. 180 S. Heathwood Drive. 642-1440 or www.themihs.com.Music at the Moe Classical Jazz Quartet performs at 7:30 p.m. at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $25. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www. artcenterbonita.org. FRIDAY4.28Country Rock Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen perform at 8 p.m. at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $35-$45. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Piano Man Musical comedian Jimmy Keys performs at Barbatella at 9 p.m. $35, includes a glass of wine. 1290 Third St. S. 263-1955 or www.barb atellanaples.com. SATURDAY4.29Knick-Knacks St. Paul Antiochian Church hosts a flea market at 8 a.m. 2425 Rivers Road. 348-0828 or anna@ icsamerica.com.Silly Strings The Naples Philharmonic performs an up-close string concert for kids with instrument demonstrations at 10 a.m. at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Happy Anniversary Celebrate the Tamiami Trails 89th anniversary and Museum of the Everglades 19th birthday with talks, a car show, walking tours, lunch and live music from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Everglades City Museum. Free. 105 W. Broadway. 695-0008 or www.colliermuseums.com. Anniversary Party The Norris Gardens at Palm Cottage celebrates 10 years with free admission from 1-4 p.m. A performance by the Naples Dixieland Jazz Band ($17) follows the open house. 137 12th Ave. S. 261-8164 or www. napleshistoricalsociety.org.All Shook Up Naples Philharmonic, joined by Broadway singers, pays tribute to The King at 8 p.m. at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Broadway in Naples The Naples Orchestra & Chorus performs hits from Camelot, Brigadoon, Oklahoma! and more at 7 p.m. today 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.SUNDAY4.30Om 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. Free Concert Naples Jazz Society performs from 2-4 p.m. at Cambier Park. 263-1113 or www.naplesjazzsociety.com. Foreign Film FGCUs Renaissance Academy screens Phoenix (Germany, 2015) at 2 p.m. 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. Play Reading The Naples Players Etc. . Readers Theatre performs a reading of Samuel Frenchs The New York Idea at 2 p.m. $10. 262-7990 or www. naplesplayers.org. Student Concert Faith Lutheran Church hosts a youth concert featuring trumpeter Arthur Zanin at 3 p.m. Free, but donations appreciated. 4150 Goodlette-Frank Road. 434-5811 or www. flcnaples.com. Youth Concert Naples Philharmonic Youth Orchestra performs at 7 p.m. at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www. artisnaples.org.MONDAY5.1Film for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens The Forgotten Kingdom (2013) at 7 p.m. A young man travels to the mountainous African region of Lesotho to bury his father and falls in love. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. TUESDAY5.2Pups 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. Local Star FGCUs Renaissance Academy hosts a presentation about Naples resident and marine film consultant Capt. Lance Julians film career (Waterworld, Titanic) from 1-2:30 p.m. at The Arlington. $20 for members, $25 for others. 7900 Arlington Cir. 3073000 or www.fgcu.edu. Suicide Girls Burlesque troupe The Suicide Girls perform high-energy striptease performances that reference Star Wars, A Clockwork Orange, Donnie Darko and more at 8 p.m. at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $25-$85. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 3896901 or www.swflpac.com. WEDNESDAY5.3Jazz 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. 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. 596-5059 or www.naplesartdistrict.com. Jazz Concert Bob Zottola and his jazz ensemble perform from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Marco Island Center for the Arts. $25. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or www.marcoislandart.org.COMING UPMercato Nights Folkand jazzinfused band The Woodwork plays under the stars on the lawn at Mercato from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, May 4. The Mercato Nights music series continues June 1 with Wilder Sons and Sprout, July 6 with the Ben Allen Band, Aug. 3 with Electric Mud and Sept. 7 with Rockin Horse. Free.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. Thursday, 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. Big Impressions Collier Child Care Resources hosts Big Impressions by Little Artists, where guests can purchase art by local artists and youngsters in the organizations preschool programs from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, at Hilton Naples. $75. 643-3908 or www.collierchildcare.org. See story on page C3. Cinco de Meow Humane Society Naples brings its adoption mobile full of furry felines to Riptide Brewing Company from 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 5. 987 Third Ave. N. 649-1555 or www.hsnaples.org. Cinco de Mayo 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 brings the traditional races and new paddleboard races to Crayton Cove with the fun starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 6. 825-1228 or www.greatdockcanoeraces.com. Madama Butterfly Gulfcoast Symphony and Gulfshore Opera collaborate on a production of Puccinis Madama Butterfl y at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. 481-4849 or www.gulfcoastsymphony.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. Broadway Palm Theatre presents Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rices Jesus Christ Superstar through May 14. The musical has wowed audiences for more than 40 years with its message of hope, peace and the power of love. $40-$65. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www.BroadwayPalm.com.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 3, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7Community 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. Film for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens Snatch (2000) at 7 p.m. Monday, May 8. 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 Moz arts The Magic Fl ute at 8 p.m. Friday, May 12, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. 8251228 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, strawberrythemed 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 18. $25. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 4958989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. 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. Get all shook up when Broadway singers join the Naples Philharmonic for a program of Elvis Presleys hits at 8 p.m. Thursday at Artis Naples. www.artisnaples.org 4.27 4.30 4.27-30 Threetime Emmy Awardwinner and one of Comedy Centrals 100 Greatest StandUp Comics of All Time, Louie Anderson takes the stage Thursday through Sunday at Off the Hook Comedy Club. See story on page C1. offthehookcomedy. com #LAUGH IT UP #EAT IT Bend, stretch and breeeeeeeathe in the fresh air at Naples Botanical Garden during the seasons final yoga session at 10 a.m. Sunday. www.naplesgarden.org Take your sweet tooth to Whole Foods Market in Mercato and satisfy it with free samples from Norman Love Confections, whose products are new to the offerings at the all-natural grocer, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Youll love it when the kids of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus raise their voices in song for CAPAs final Rising Stars concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. www.capacenter.org Def Leppard is among the more than 20 bands lined up for the fifth annual Fort Rock Festival taking place Saturday and Sunday at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers. www.fortrockfestival.com WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO
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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 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. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 3, 2017 C9 Auditions set for summer KidzAct showsTryouts for the KidzAct summer productions of James and the Giant Peach Jr. and Beauty and the Beast Jr. will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 6 and 13, at the Sugden Community Theatre. Young thespians ages 9-14 can audition for one or both shows. James and the Giant Peach Jr. is a brand new take on one of Roald Dahls most poignantly quirky stories. Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, its an adventurous musical about courage and selfdiscovery. Rehearsals for James and the Giant Peach Jr. will be from 1-5 p.m. MondayFriday from June 5 to July 6. Four performances will be held July 7-9. Disneys Beauty and the Beast Jr. is an adaptation of the classic story of transformation and tolerance. The show features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. Rehearsals for Beauty and the Beast Jr. will be from 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday from July 10 through Aug. 10. Performances will be Aug. 11-13.Get in on Sister Act for teensThe KidzAct kids will present Sister Act Jr. this summer, on the heels of The Naples Players main stage production of the musical comedy. Auditions for ages 13-18 will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 3. Appointments are required. Rehearsals for Sister Act Jr. will be from 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday from June 19 to July 28, and from 7-10 p.m. MondayThursday from July 31 to Aug. 3. Performances will be Aug. 4-6. Appointments are required for all KidzAct auditions. To schedule a time or for more information, call 263-7990 or visit www.naplesplayers.org. ETC Readers Theatre wraps up the 2017 season with a classicThe Naples Players ETC Readers Theatre closes the 2017 season with Langdon Mitchells classic A New York Idea at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 30. Its the story of Cynthia Karslake, a freewheeling divorcee in 1906 New York City society who has decided to settle down into a stable, reliable relationship with the prominent Judge Philip Phillimore. Little does Cynthia know, however, that neither of their bombastic and bl owsy ex-spouses yet down for the count. The sharp-tongued comedy shines a surprisingly contemporary light on social mores, status and attitudes about sex and divorce in high society. Tickets for $10 are available by calling 263-7990 or by visiting the box office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.Seeking new playsETC Readers Theatre is accepting original one-act scripts for its 14th annual Evening of New Plays contest for Southwest Florida playwrights. In addition to having their play performed, up to four finalists will each receive a $100 performance royalty, memorial plaque, event poster and two tickets to the Evening of New Plays and awards ceremony set for Sunday evening, Jan. 21, 2018 at the Sugden Community Theatre. Deadline for submissions is July 31. Winners will be notified by Oct. 31. Playwrights must reside in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Glades or Hendry counties. Only non-musical, one-acts are accepted. Only one play per writer can be submitted. Each play must be the writers own original work, not an adaptation, and not commercially published or produced (though it may have been work-shopped or presented in staged readings). A submitted play also may have been entered in an earlier Evening of New Plays contest, so long as it was not a finalist. Once the play is submitted, no script changes can be made for purposes of this competition. 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Void where prohibited. Original coupon must be redeemed at time of rental. Pick-up subject to geographic and other restrictions. Enterprise, Well Pick You Up and the e logo are registered trademarks of Enterprise Rent-A-Car. 2016 Enterprise Rent-A-Car. H00616 8/16 ARTS COMMENTARYSeances, swordfights and Shakespeare in I Hate Hamlet Lets put it this way: I didnt hate I Hate Hamlet, but I didnt love it either. Its a play adored by actors because it glorifies the theater and boasts of the superiority of the stage over the TV screen. Written in 1991, it possesses great lines and funny moments but not enough to sustain an entire evening. Unlike John Barrymore himself, the play hasnt aged well. Bits like someone going into a trance during a sance to commune with a spirit guide or an actor making funny noises as he does acting exercises to prepare for a scene are old hat, things weve seen countless times before. The night I saw it, about a dozen people seated near me left at intermission. Playwright Paul Rudnick does have some priceless lines. And his premise is clever: TV actor Andrew Rally (Jesse Heindl) is given the opportunity to play the title role in Hamlet for New York Citys Shakespeare in the Park. His girlfriend Deirdre (Madeline Leon) loves the idea, but she still wont sleep with him. Real estate broker Felice (Mary Anne McAvoy McKerrow) rents Andrew the apartment where the actor John Barrymore used to live. Barrymores ghost is conjured up from the dead; he then hangs around to give Andrew acting advice as well as help in the romance department. What actor wouldnt want to get personal guidance from an iconic actor who played the same role? John McKerrow as John Barrymore helps save the show. His Barrymore is dashing and commanding and quite likeable. With his gallant ways, you can see how hes seduced hundreds of women. (And, he has a sense of humor. He introduces himself as, Actor, legend, seducer, corpse.) Mr. McKerrow is obviously very at home with the Bard, having performed with the local Shakespeare in Paradise troupe. Mr. Heindl as Andrew, the hapless TV actor, is also well cast. He comes across as a young Billy Crystal at times. Hes ambivalent about playing Hamlet, in once instance bursting out with, I hate Hamlet! His character is a schlock actor who knows hes mediocre. How does he get to be Hamlet? Hes chosen for his name appeal, because he played a doctor on TV. Thats something that often happens on Broadway now, where TV actors are cast in lead roles to pull in the crowds; people dont want to see a good play, they want to see a celebrity. It doesnt make as much sense that hes chosen to do Shakespeare in the Park, as the venue has a history of hiring people known for their superior acting skills, such as Meryl Streep and the late Raul Julia. Gaps in the plot or the logic of the play could be much more forgiven if the laughs were more consistent. Ms. McKerrow is underutilized as Felice, but gets one of the nights biggest laughs during her sex talk with Deirdre, whos still a virgin. She knows how to deliver a line for maximum punch, even if its just one word. And thanks to costume designer Dot Auchmoody, Felices outfits also get laughs, especially a gown that looks as if one of Liberaces abundantly sequined costumes mated with a flamenco dancers dress. It is wonderfully, horrifically tacky. Director D. Terry Williams staging could be more dynamic. Sometimes the characters are all standing in a line, talking with each other. At another point, he has an actor address another actor behind him, awkwardly talking over his shoulder, instead of turning to face him. Yes, actors are taught not to show their backs to an audience, but some interactions in this production just feel unnatural, when the characters dont turn or look at the people theyre addressing. Its almost as if theyre in a TV show and are playing to imaginary cameras in front of them. And this production of I Hate Hamlet does have that feel, as if were being a presented with a TV sit-com. In a play that argues for the glory of the theater over the mediocrity of television, thats not a good thing. The actors do make good use of the stage during a swordfight between Barrymore and his young protg, Andrew. Fight choreographer Cole Butcher has the actors making the most of the space and the furniture. Mr. McKerrow, as Barrymore, even drinks some alcohol while fighting, and hes such a good swordsman that he can fight Andrew while facing in the opposite direction. Mary Wallace, The Naples Players costume shop supervisor, plays Andrews agent, Lillian, a majestic woman of a certain age. It is good to see Ms. Wallace back onstage. Lillian had a fling with Barrymore when she was younger, and her poignant scene with him resonated with the audience. They not only received the evenings biggest laugh, but also exit applause when their scene ended. Paul Polomskys portrayal of Gary, an agent from LA, is a little more problematic. With his scruffy beard and floppy hair, he comes across more s beatnik than California agent. Its a highly caffeinated, overthe-top performance, complete with wild gestures and overacting. Mr. Polomsky can act, but it wouldve been more effective if the director had reined him in a little. Todd Potters two-level set with wood walls, chandelier and a huge fireplace is like one of those New York City gems preserved from long ago. It could practically be a setting from one of Barrymores movies. To recommend or not recommend I Hate Hamlet, that is the question. I laughed. Its amusing. Some of the performers are really worth seeing. But I didnt float out of the theater with a light heart and a silly grin on my face, two things a really good comedy can accomplish. nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com PATRICE SHIELDS / COURTESY PHOTO John McKerrow, Mary Anne McKerrow and Madeline Leon in I Hate Hamlet. I Hate Hamlet>> Who: The Naples Players >> When: Through May 14 >> Where: Sugden Community Theatre >> Cost: $35 adults; $10 for students >> Info: 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org
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WHERE THEY ARE Catching up with former scholarship recipients who are changing the world Donors have created a ripple effect in the community by impacting these students lives who in turn impact our community and the world. Theres an exponential return on donors generosity. NOW? SEE NOW, 2 TS HUMAN NATURE TO WONDER WHAT FORMER classmates and colleagues, friends and first loves are doing these days. Were curious if they married so-and-so, fulfilled a childhood dream of becoming a doctor or teacher, and, lets be honest, have they changed? Social media lets us fill in the gaps, reconnect and follow their lives. Recently at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation weve begun following the lives and successes of the people impacted by our programs. One of our biggest thrills is seeing scholarship recipients earn post-secondary college degrees and certifications and sharing their success stories with I A special supplement produced by the Southwest Florida Community Foundation | | SPRING 2017 INSIDE: Multi-year scholarships 4 How to establish a scholarship fund 4 our GIVING MATTERS Sarah Owen CEO and president of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation
| A special supplement produced by the Southwest Florida Community Foundation | | SPRING 2017 2 | o u r Our community. The foundation administers 88 scholarship-related funds and last year distributed $700,000 in new and multi-year awards to the freshman class of 2016, current college students and adults returning to the classroom. These funds have been established by community patrons who realize post-secondary education is an investment in the community. Scholarships have the power to shape someones future, said Sarah Owen, president and CEO of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. The beautiful thing about our scholarship programs is that the donors understand the importance of launching a student on a career path. They tell us, I want to help a student pursue their goals and dreams even if I never meet them. The community foundation has awarded $2.75 million in scholarships during just the last five years, providing financial assistance to students like 2016 Dunbar High graduate Nahisha Alabre, just wrapping up her freshman year at Cornell University. Receiving scholarship money was a blessing upon me and my family, said Ms. Alabre. A scholarship is just the beginning of the community foundations connection with students. Like proud parents, we walk with them every step of the way, supporting and cheering them on, celebrating college and technical college graduation and the next big step to a career. Weve seen many scholarship students change their community and the world, becoming engineers, artists, scientists, teachers, advocates and leaders. Sharing the successes of nine present and former scholarship recipients shows how scholarships have opened a world of opportunity for thousands of Southwest Florida students. These students and young professionals have realized their dreams, including a practicing cardiothoracic surgeon, an Emmy Award-winning manager at NBC Sports, and a chief financial officer for a Texas gas and oil company. Others are working right here in Southwest Florida, including the assistant head of school at Montessori School of Fort Myers, an assistant district attorney, and the 2008 Miss Florida who now mentors young women through her church and runs a home-based business.The Power of BelievingScholarships permanently entwine the lives of donor and recipient. Someone believed in me and really wanted me to succeed, said Jessica Williams, the recipient of the 2011 Paul & Aline Flynn Scholarship established by the community foundations former CEO and his wife Aline Flynn. I want to thank them for giving me a chance to become who I could be. Someone who I had never met wanted to invest in me. That kept me going. As a first-generation college graduate, Ms. Williams said her bachelors degree in communications from NOW FROM PAGE 1 COURTESY PHOTO Chris HowlandThe beautiful thing about our scholarship programs is that the donors understand t h pursue their goals and dr e Sarah Owen, CEO and presi d hwest Florida, including the assistant head of a n d rec ipi en t. y As a first-generation college g said her bachelors de gr ee in co g tions from Erin Gillaspie MD, Cardiothoracic surgeon & professor Sierra (Minott) Jones, Former Miss Florida, mentor, entrepreneur Lee Visone, Sr. Examiner, US Patent and Trademark Office Lindsay Scott, Asst. State Attorney
Florida Gulf Coast University is my familys degree. They are so proud of me. She is now working on her masters at the University of Vermont where she received a full-ride scholarship. Christopher Howland received the first Flynn scholarship in 2008, following the career path of Mr. Flynn who started in sports journalism and later became president of USA Today. Mr. Howland landed a job at NBC Sports soon after graduating from Florida State University and received a 2016 Emmy for digital innovation. Hes nominated for two 2017 awards and was recently promoted to manager of sales integration, responsible for the custom commercial advertisements users see when streaming live events. What the Flynns did is admirable, giving kids like me an opportunity, he said. I know Mr. Flynn was a major player in sports journalism. I would love to have met him. I would ask for career advice and what he would do in my shoes to continue to advance.Scholarships for Every ScenarioThe Southwest Florida Community Foundation awards annual scholarships to students who meet a variety of criteria established by donors from simply living in the five-county region and demonstrating a financial need to those following a certain career path or attending a donors alma mater. Ms. Alabre was identified in middle school as a candidate for the Jo Anne Olmsted and John F. and Mary W. Hotchkiss scholarships which the community foundation provides to the Foundation for Lee County Schools to administer. The scholarships were created in 2005 from $2 million in gifts to the community foundation and require recipients maintain good grades and stay drugand crime-free through middle and high school. Ms. Alabre, who lights up the room with her megawatt smile, was selected by her teachers and mentored through the school foundations Take Stock in Children program. She also received the Dunbar Heritage Scholarship and is grateful to the donors who gave her an early start. If it wasnt for them, I wouldnt be where I am now, doing what Im doing, she said. The scholarships were important because I knew my parents couldnt afford college. I dont have the stress about where the money is coming from and if Im coming back next semester. There are kids who couldnt come back. A Dunbar track standout and Lee Countys fastest woman in 2016, Ms. Alabre was also recruited for the Cornell track team. Shes majoring in human development, minoring in business and plans to pursue sports psychology in graduate school. Shell then return to Dunbar and give back to the community she credits with supporting and guiding her to success. I dont quit, she said. I want to lead by example and give back to the community that built the Nahisha Alabre you see today. I have a big heart and once I put that in there, boy, boy, boy. Things get rolling and magic happens. Multiyear Awards Shape a Doctor and a ScientistErin Gillaspie and Lee Visone received money for college from the John M. and Mary A. Shanley fund, a fouryear scholarship. It helped Dr. Gillaspie realize a lifelong dream of becoming a cardiothoracic surgeon. Ms. Gillaspie was a unique candidate for scholarship at 18 she had already achieved her high school diploma and her first college degree. I knew I wanted to do this since I was a little 13-yearold in oversized scrubs sitting in the operating room watching my first case, said, Ms. Gillaspie, who recently completed a fellowship in surgical training at the Mayo Clinic and is an assistant professor in thoracic surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Ill never forget my first day as an attending walking into my office knowing I accomplished this because of people like the Shanleys. I remember the day I interviewed with the Southwest Florida Community Foundation for the scholarship. Everyone was kind, compassionate and excited for me. The Shanley scholarship funds supplemented money Mr. Visone received through the GI Bill after serving a four-year tour in Iraq. The Marine veteran graduated with honors from the University of Florida in microbiology and is now a senior-level patent examiner for the federal government. This scholarship helped me achieve a lot of things in life, he said. Id like the donors to know their money went to a great cause.SPRING 2017 | | A special supplement produced by the Southwest Florida Community Foundation | | 3 o u r SEE NOW, 4 Video stories Catch up with these successful scholarship recipients, watch a video interview and read more about them and their plans to change the world. Visit floridacommunity.com/ scholarship-success e importance of launching a student on a career path. 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For more stories on giving, please visit www.FloridaCommunity.com/ Scholarship-successOUR COMMUNITY IS A PUBLICATION OF THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION8771 College Parkway Building 2, Suite 201 Phone: (239) 274-5900www.FloridaCommunity.comThe Board of Trustees of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation is made up of community leaders who are representative of the communities we serve. Trustees approve all grants made by the Community Foundation and ensure that the organization meets all laws and legal requirements. OfficersGuy Whitesman, Chair Larry Hobbs, Vice Chair Sandy Robinson, Secretary-Treasurer Joseph Mazurkiewicz, Jr., Immediate Past ChairTrusteesAurora Badia Juan Bendeck Carolyn Conant Patricia K. Dobbins Kevin L. Erwin Craig Folk Chauncey Goss Dennie Hamilton Hon. Archie B. Hayward, Jr. Christopher Hill Mike Jung Hugh Kinsey, Jr. Howard Leland Alan Mandel Gail Markham Fred Moon Sarah Owen Dale Reiss Darren Robertshaw Robbie Roepstorff Jonathan Romine Gay Thompson Karson Turner Myra Hale Walters Rusty WhitleySenior Advisory TrusteesMarie M. Ackord Audrea Anderson Gary Aubuchon Jay A. Brett Robert da Frota Dawn-Marie Driscoll M. William Frey Chris A. Gair Sam Galloway, Jr. Charles K. Idelson David Lucas Melvin Morgan William T. Prather John W. Sheppard J. Tom Smoot, Jr. Gene Solomon A. Scott White| A special supplement produced by the Southwest Florida Community Foundation | | SPRING 2017 4 | our 4 | Copyright SCHOLARSHIPS AND POST-SECONDARY EDUcation have the power to change lives for high school seniors and the growing numbers of nontraditional students returning to the classroom to finish degree or certification requirements or completely change careers. As a result, multi year scholarships that follow a student through college or technical school have become mission critical, according to Sarah Owen, president and CEO of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. Getting a scholarship for freshman year or the first year for nontraditional students is the beginning of the story, she said. Getting it done is equally important as getting in. The community foundation is working with donors to establish multiyear awards and is walking alongside students throughout their degree or certification attainment. Were having different conversations about scholarships, Mrs. Owen said. We have to take a new approach because things have changed. College students arent necessarily high school seniors nor do they complete their degrees in four years. The new norm is six years and a large percentage of students are now nontraditional students who need a different support system. Two local professionals understand the importance of renewable scholarships. Gail Markham, founding partner of Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co. P.A. with offices in Fort Myers and Naples, received five fouryear scholarships while attending the University of Maryland. To this day, she credits the kindness of others for changing her life. As the first generation in his family to attend college, Christopher Hill qualified for scholarship money during his years at Barry University in Miami. Now a financial advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors and the vice chairman of the community foundations scholarship committee, Mr. Hill worked a number of full-time jobs to supplement expenses not covered. I was lucky, he said. Some students have more barriers than I did. Ms. Markham established an endowed scholarship fund at the community foundation in 2013, making it available to girls in the five-county region who demonstrate financial need and have a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Its renewed annually up to four years. I didnt want too many restrictions, she said. I just want girls to go to college. Thats how I broke out of my previous world. Education was everything for me. The community foundation offers 88 different scholarship funds, each fulfilling a variety of scenarios. Some are broad-scoped like Ms. Markhams. Others are more specific, awarded to students following a certain career path or attending a donors alma mater, for example. Some scholarships even identify students as early as sixth grade. The foundation is a partner and the anchor organization for the regional FutureMakers Coalition. The Coalition is dedicated to removing the barriers to degree and certificate attainment, recognizing some scholarships awarded by colleges and universities can be restrictive. (www. futuremakerscoalition.com.) Money cant be applied to summer housing, food or living expenses such as gas, transportation or even a warmer wardrobe for Florida students attending a northern school. Some financial awards may even prohibit a student from working to ensure they adapt to academic life. As part of its communication with current students, the foundation connects through students LinkedIn accounts. Its also looking into creating an emergency fund to help students facing potential drop-out crises, Mrs. Owen said. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, about 60 percent of students who were freshmen at a four-year institution in 2008 had graduated by 2014. Numerous studies appear to show that little things can keep people from graduating, Mr. Hill said. They might get sick or their car breaks down. An unexpected $100 expense could mean the difference in completing a semester. I really appreciated the scholarship opportunity I was given, he added. Im proud to help other kids who might be in the same situation. The Southwest Florida Community Foundation provides a number of creative ways to establish scholarship funds. Donors can establish them in memory of a loved one, a favorite school or alma mater or specific subject, and also request donations be made to their funds in lieu of birthday gifts or to commemorate other milestones. O C Interested in establishing a multiyear scholarship? Contact Carolyn Rogers at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation at 239-274-5900, email CRogers@floridacommunity. com or visit us at 8771 College Parkway, Building 2, Suite 201 in Fort Myers. More information can also be found online at www.floridacommunity.com.Multiple-year Scholarships Becoming the New NormReturn on Investment, a Return to Southwest FloridaRachel (Fox) Roberts has found her calling at the Montessori School of Fort Myers. She said receiving the Lewis Barber Memorial Scholarship marked a life milestone. It was the first time as an adult I made something happen for me. I was really proud I got this money. Sierra (Minott) Jones received the George E. Judd Scholarship and supplemented it by getting involved with the Miss America program at Palm Beach Atlantic University. She was named Miss Florida in 2008 and competed at the national level the following year, finishing fourth in Miss America. Because of the scholarship money, I completed my education debt-free, said Mrs. Jones, who earned a masters in seminary and returned to Fort Myers where she and her husband are raising a family. Lindsay Scott gives a voice to victims of domestic abuse as an assistant district attorney with the 20th Judicial Circuit, a career inspired by watching Law and Order as a child. Ms. Scott credits guidance counselors from Fort Myers High School for providing lists of available scholarship money. It was a proud moment for my family when I found out I received the Sam Sirianni Athletic Scholarship. Paying it ForwardMichael Dignam, the CFO of an oil and gas company in Corpus Christi, Texas, received numerous scholarship awards including the 2006 Sam Sirianni Athletic Scholarship and the Southwest Florida PGA Scholarship 2006. He was recruited to play golf at Vanderbilt University where he majored in economics and Spanish. I reached out for any scholarship I could to take the financial burden off my family, he said. The scholarship donors were very helpful to a young person trying not to take on a ton of debt while going to college. Mr. Dignam plans to one day pay it forward by getting involved with organizations like the community foundation. Scholarships so thoughtfully provided by donors who are no longer here continue to give, said Mrs. Owen. They have created a ripple effect in the community by impacting these students lives who in turn impact our community and the world. Theres an exponential return on donors generosity. O C NOW FROM PAGE 3 Im starting to ask myself how I can help young people trying to follow the same path I followed ... I want to repay the favor I was given. Michael Dignam CFO of a Texas oil and gas company Corpus Christi, TXHILL MARKHAM Scholarships Share your scholarship story with us! If you or someone you know has received a scholarship from the Southwest Florida Community F oundation, wed love to hear about it and reconnect. Lets talk! Contact us at 239-274-5900 or email crogers@ floridacommunity.com.
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C26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 3, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY New Exhibit NOW OPEN! N N N N e e e w w w w E E x x x x h h h h i i i b b b b i i i i t t N N N O O O O W W W W O O O P P E E E N N N ! N N N O O O O W W W W O O O O P P E E N N N ! WWW.NAPLESZOO.ORG SUNNY DAYS,CLOUDEd LEOPARDSSUNNY DAYS,CLOUDEd LEOPARDSBERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY TIM GIBBONS / FLORIDA WEEKLY Like us on Facebook.com/NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and business networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. Send us your society and business networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to cpierce@ oridaweekly.com. SOCIETYCouture, Cuisine & Charity at Venetian Village for Friends of Foster Children Forever 1. Rita Rosser, Laura Evans and Lois Chapman 2. Eric Metaxas and Gordy Steinbach 3. Ginny Ingold and Gary Ingold 4. Joy Vrooman and Mark Vrooman 5. Linda Harden and Bob Harden 1. Joanne MacDonald and Kathy Savage 2. Brenda Walker and Nicile Slivanik 3. Avery Slivanik, Mackenzie Mullin, Janella Brand and Chris Conell 4. William Bednarczuk, Rochelle Bednarczuk and Charlie McDonald 5. Vanessa Estrada, Stephanie Corliss and Gisela Estrada 6. Jane Billings and Sue Huff 7. Trish Borges and Laura Garcia 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 7Community Pregnancy Clinics welcomes author Eric Metaxas
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 3, 2017 C29 For a Catering quote in Lee County call 209-0940 & in Collier County call 691-7379 to your event Catering! CUISINE NEWS Bleu Provence hosts a champagne and amuse-bouche tasting with special guests Angeline LaSalle (Champagne Jules LaSalle), Daniel Brunier (Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe) and Pierre Debenoist (A&P De Villaine) from 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, April 28. $15, reservations recommended. 1234 Eighth St. S. 2618239 or www.bleuprovencenaples.com. An array of specialty desserts from Norman Love Confections is now available at Whole Foods Market. Shoppers at the grocery store in Mercato will be able to sample the sweets from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29. The lineup of treats includes vanilla cheesecake, milk chocolate raspberry dome, passion panna cotta and lemonstrawberry dome. Purple Spoon hosts a three-course 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. 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. Get a taste of some of the dishes that will be served during Naples Restaurant Week in June by attending the inaugural First Bite Menu Release Party from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, at the new Mercedes-Benz of Bonita Springs showroom. Live music by Father Al & The Jazz Congregation, a photo booth, ice carving and a caricature artist will add to the fun. Adoptable animals from Humane Society Naples will be special guests. Attendees will sample preview selections from restaurants that are taking part of Naples Restaurant Week June 1-14, during which special prix-fixe menus will be priced from $55-$75. Participating restaurants to date are: 1500 South, Ario, Barbatella, Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar, Bravo! Italian Cucina, Brio, Caf Alfredo, Catch 41, Cavo Lounge, Fish Crazy, Kitchen 41 Lamoraga, Latitude 26, Lima Restaurant & Pisco Bar, Martin Fierro, Real Seafood Co., Ridgway Bar & Grill, Roys Bonita Springs, Sea Salt, Seasons 52 and Tartine & Tartelette. Tickets to the First Bite Menu Release Party are $55. For reservations or more information, visit www.naplesrestaurantweek.com. BRAVO! Italian Cucina was recently named one of OpenTables Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurants in America. The list, based on more than 10 million reviews of more than 24,000 restaurants, recognizes the Mercato spots quality menu offerings and its vibrant atmosphere. To see a complete list of honored restaurants in 25 states, visit www.opentable.com. For more information about BRAVO! Italian Cucina or to make a reservation, call 514-0042 or visit www. bravoitalian.com. Bone Hook Brewing Co. will introduce four new brews every month as part of its new Beer30 promotion Heres what craft beer aficionados can look forward to: May : Red Magnum Double IPA, Zuper Saazer Imperial Pilsner, 2x Rye IPA and a Double Rye Ale. June: Fresh Citrus Gose, Raspberry Witbier, Apricot IPA and a Plum Porter. July: Wet-hopped IPA series. August: Historical styles including Gose, Lichtenhainer, Sahti and Kentucky Common. The brewery is at 1514 GoodletteFrank Road in North Naples. 631-8522 or www.bonehookbrewing.com. Want to work on your skills in the kitchen? Here are some cooking classes on the front burner: Purple Spoon 25151 Chamber of Commerce Drive, Bonita Springs; 9083842 or www.chefkristina.com Pizza: Friday, April 28 ($60). Sur La Table, 9501 Strada Place, Mercato; 598-1463 or www.surlatable.com Souffle 101 ($69), Thursday, April 27; Seafood Grilling Secrets ($79), Friday, April 28; Date NightA Taste of Italy ($79), Saturday, April 29; Flavors of the Greek Isles ($69), Sunday, April 30; Thai Restaurant Favorites ($69), Monday, May 1; Celebrating Cinco de Mayo ($69), Tuesday, May 2. Email food and dining news to Lindsey Nesmith at email@example.com.
C30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 3, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 239.591.3837 799 Walkerbilt Road, Naples, Florida 34110 BayHouseNaples.com Bloody Mary Pitchers & Endless Mimosas Sunday Brunch on the River 10:30am-2pm The Claw Bar Daily 4pm The Dining Room Daily 5pm naplesfujiyama.com239.261.43322555 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34103 6 6 SIX-COURSE ENTREES BUY 1, GET 1 50% OFF MONDAY-THURSDAY 5-7 PM OPEN 5-10 PM 7 DAYS A WEEK NAPLES BEST HAPPY HOUR! 5-7 PM The Only Naples Restaurant Where Fresh Seafood is Flown in Daily From New England! CHEF BILLS LUNCH SPECIALSLUNCH SERVED 11:004:00Garlic Bread Spaghetti Grilled Cheese $8Served with a side of coleslaw Baked Haddock Jessica $13 Topped with grilled scallops and Swiss cheese served with rice and veggies Strawberry and Spinach Salad with Grilled Shrimp $13Baby spinach, sliced strawberries, red onions, feta cheese and carrots topped with grilled shrimp with a sweet vinaigrette BBQ Chicken Flatbread $10Topped with sliced red onions and fresh cilantro ASK OUR SERVERS ABOUT OUR NIGHTLY DINNER SPECIALS! HOURS Sun-Thu 11am-9pm Fri-Sat 11am-9:30pm4221 East Tamiami Trail, Naples 239.455.5111billssteakandseafood.com Not responsible for typographical errors. Specials good April 27-April 29. CHEF BILLS WEEKLY FEATURESSurf and Turf Dinner for 2 $89.9932 oz. bone-in Tomahawk steak served with two 1-pound Maine lobsters served with chowder, salad, baked potato and veggies Twin Lobsters $34.99Two 1-pound Maine lobsters served with a cup of NE clam chowder, corn on the cob and drawn butterLobster Dinner for 2 $99.99Two 2pound Maine lobsters served with chowder, salad, corn on the cob and baked potatoesLobster prices subject to change without notice. Please call for pricing. CHECK OUT BILLS SEAFOOD & MEATERY FOR FRESH SEAFOOD, IOWA PREMIUM BEEF, COLD CUTS, BEER & WINE. LOCATED BEHIND BILLS STEAK & SEAFOOD; OPEN 10:006:00 DAILY. VINOIts time to put a plug in this controversyThe debate rages on, and now its starting to swing in an unexpected direction. The argument has to do with the venerable cork, used for centuries as a wine bottle stopper, and its opponent, the newer-technology screw cap. Why, after all this time, has the industry started to drift away from cork? After all, theres such romance in having the bottle presented in the restaurant, the faint pop as the server extracts the cork, the inspection of same as its placed on the table. And besides, weve been using them in wine bottles for over 700 years. Well, theres a reason, and its all because of a fungus.Its called TCA, and I wont clobber you with the polysyllabic technical name. But its a fungus, and it infects cork, which is, after all, just the bark of a certain kind of oak tree. This practically indestructible organism lives in the wooden pallets in wine cellars and on other unlikely surfaces.TCA, or cork taint, as its most commonly called, spoils wine. At worst, it makes the precious liquid in the bottle taste like wet cardboard or newspapers. At its mildest, it robs the wine of flavor components and makes it taste well, blah. In fact, winemakers estimate that between 5 percent and 7 percent of all wine bottled under corks gets spoiled. People open the bottle, taste the wine and pour it down the sink. Imagine if you had a factory and 5 percent of your product turned out to be defective. You wouldnt stay in business very long. Hence the move toward more neutral, non-reactive stoppers, such as screw caps. The charge has been led over the past 10 or 15 years by New World wineries, especially in Australia and New Zealand. The advantage: no TCA, and the closure is supposedly perfect for wines that are going to be consumed within a couple of years. But what about other wines? Cork, being slightly porous, allows small amounts of air into the bottle, which helps break down tannins and makes the flavor components come together and harmonize. And its true that bottles sitting around for 20-30 years will be slightly less full than newer bottles. The wine disappears it goes somewhere so air must be getting in or out. However, cork does break down over time, and collectors who have bottles that are 40-50 years old often get them recorked every couple of years. The high-end wineries, like Chateau Lafite Rothschild, provide such a service. My advice? Dont worry about it. The mistaken perception that only lowerquality wines have screw caps is an attitude left over from the old Ernest and Julio Gallo jug wine days. In fact, many top-quality wines are being bottled with screw caps. Example: Mollydooker Carnival of Love, a blockbuster Shiraz from Australia, was Wine Spectators #2 Wine of the Year last year. It costs over $65 a bottle and guess what? Screw cap. The closure is ideal for wines that are meant to be enjoyed in just a few years or tonight which is most of them. There are tons of excellent bottling at great prices, and besides, you wont need to search for a corkscrew to open them. Were all born with opposable thumbs, and thats all you need to enjoy the great values on the shelf today. Speaking of wines on the shelf, here are some new discoveries. Ci Ci Passerina Evo Marche 2015 ($7) This wine would be a steal at three times the price. The Passerina grape is an ancient white varietal, not seen much these days. In fact, it was new to me. The nose offers fragrant flowers and cantaloupe, with similar flavors on the palate. Highly recommended. WW 89+. Scacciadiavoli Montefalco Sagrantino 2008 ($32) A rich, powerful Sagrantino with a nose of leather, smoke and deep black fruit. The palate of dried plums, prunes and chocolate goes on forever through an amazing finish. Killer stuff. WW 92. Fontanafredda Barolo 2012 ($46) Possibly the most translucent Barolo weve ever seen. Pleasant aromas and flavors of mint and orange peel. Very light bodied for this type of wine. WS 87. Jerry Greenfield is The Wine Whisperer. He is creative director of Greenfield Advertising Group. His book, Secrets of the Wine Whisperer, is available through his website or on Amazon. His latest novel, DASPO An Unhinged Novel of Vietnam, has just been published. jerry GREENFIELDvino@floridaweekly.com
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 3, 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 3:00 p.m. BAR HAPPY HOUR Daily from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. HAPPY DINNER $21.95 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 $6. LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Every Night 8:30 p.m. until Close BEST MEDITERRANEAN FOOD CHEF Q&ABalancing consistency with something different for private club diners BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.comNaples has lots of super talented chef/owners who delight in wowing diners with their culinary skills. This month were looking at Ralph Feraco, the executive chef at Kensington Golf & Country Club. While its true that club members are the lucky few who really get to taste his dishes, the entire culinary community reaps the benefits of Chef Feracos expertise. He is heavily involved with not only the local chapter of the American Culinary Federation where as president he established a student membership program he is also on advisory boards of several organizations, including the Greater Naples YMCA and Lorenzo Walker Walker Technical College, doing his part to bring up Naples next great generation of chefs. Read on to learn more about how Chef Feraco helps the Southwest Florida culinary community grow. Tell us about your culinary background. I have a degree in culinary arts from Johnson & Wales University. Shortly after graduation, I worked at the fivestar Garden City Hotel in Garden City, N.Y., as chef garde manager and then moved my way up to executive sous chef. In 1991, I became the executive chef at the Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove, N.Y. In 2003, I r elocated to Naples and took the executive chef position at the Naples Sailing & Yacht club, a position I held for 11 years. I have now enjoyed being the executive chef at the Kensington Golf & Country Club for the past three years. What inspired you to become a chef? I grew up in an Italian household where food was one of our main focuses. When my father would get home from work he would go to the garden and pick fresh lettuce and vegetables and I would help my mother prepare them for dinner. In a high school culinary course, I really enjoyed cooking and fell in love with the profession. You work for a private country club but are also extremely involved in community outreach in Naples cuisine scene. Can you tell us how the two professional endeavors intertwine? I was instrumental in starting the Beyond the Plate series at the Greater Naples YMCA. I was able to bring the local chefs of the American Culinary Federation together. The chefs donated their time to put together a healthy wine dinner to help raise money to start the YMCA kids culinary program. The chapter culinary instructors will come to the YMCA to teach the kids all about healthy foods and how to prepare them. I feel that the (Kensington Golf & Country Club) members are proud that their chef is out in the community helping others, and I feel many of the chefs from the ACF find it rewarding to give back to the community. We are excited about the partnership. You were recently named winner of the Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award for the southeast region of the American Culinary Federation. How do you define professionalism in the culinary industry? I am a Certified Executive Chef through the American Culinary Federation. Being certified means that I am held to a high set of standards for my behavior, attitude and level of education. Professionalism is beyond culinary skills; it is a deep respect for everybody who works in the kitchen, in the front of the house and in the industry. Most importantly, it is about sharing and mentoring young culinarians. What do you think you bring to the table in your public roles as chef? In your role at Kensington Golf & Country Club? I attend educational seminars and take many additional classes during the off-season to keep me current on new cooking trends and techniques. I am always looking to challenge my staff and myself, because the membership at Kensington requires consistency, but at the same time they enjoy something different. Which dishes are you particularly proud of? There are many items I could choose, but I feel when I put seared day boat scallops with fresh cavatelli pasta, wild mushrooms and truffle cream on the menu, the members are always very happy. What do you find challenging? Staffing. The seasonality of Southwest Florida is one of the reasons why it is hard to find staff. It is expensive for employees to live here, and there are so many clubs and restaurants in this area that we are all competing for the same employees. Who or what are your greatest culinary influences? I am influenced by being a Certified Executive Chef from the American Culinary Federation. To maintain your certification, you are required to continue your education in the culinary arts. I also draw inspiration from other chefs from our chapter. There are a lot of talented chefs in the Naples area and most of them are willing to share ideas, plus the chapter hosts monthly educational chef meetings. What has been one of your favorite culinary experiences? Besides winning the Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award, I would have to say participating in the 2004 Culinary Olympics in Ertfurt, Germany, and bringing home a gold medal. Traveling to another country was both challenging and exciting for me, and to win a gold medal in that environment was truly an experience. What are your favorite culinary resources (books, blogs, etc.)? How do you keep your dishes relevant? Some of my favorite cookbooks are all volumes of The Professional Chef, all of Charlie Trotters cookbooks, The French Laundry Cookbook and Eleven Madison Park: The Cookbook. Some of my favorite websites are www.ideasinfood.com, www.chefstep.com, www. acfchefs.com and www.chefralphferaco. com.
Conveniently located near award-winning beaches and easily accessible to the dynamic downtown scene in Naples, StoneCreek by GL Homes is exceeding homebuyers expectations. Offering stunning single-family homes priced from the $400,000s to the $800,000s and amazing recreational amenities, StoneCreek has become the hottest community in Naples. At GL Homes, we are committed to excellence and the happy residents at StoneCreek are a true testament to that commitment, said Tambra Wolfe, vice president and project manager for GL Homes at StoneCreek and Riverstone. We love hearing the positive feedback from our homeowners. They are excited about the lifestyle they have here in StoneCreek. Homebuyers can now take advantage of incredible savings on to-bebuilt homes and Quick Delivery homes. Depending on the collection and the model, residents can receive $5,000 to $10,000 on upgrades or closing costs on a new build and up to $40,000 off the purchase price or closing costs on Quick Delivery Homes. With 19 new home designs available, StoneCreek offers a variety of unique floorplans to fit any homebuyers needs. Ranging in size from 1,991 to 4,879 square feet of air-conditioned living space, every home comes built with beautiful interior finishes and luxury standard features, such as impact resistant windows on the front of the house, elegant granite countertops in the bathrooms and kitchens, natural gas appliances and tile in the main living areas. Residents will be impressed with the communitys amenities that are thoughtfully created to fit the desired lifestyle in the Stonecreek community. At the center of a more than six-acre recreational hub is an impressive 13,000 square-foot decorator-appointed clubhouse that includes a unique and expansive indoor air-conditioned sports court for basketball, volleyball and more; a social hall with catering kitchen; a multipurpose studio for activities including arts and crafts and fitness classes; a billiards and game room; card room and state-of-the-art fitness equipment. Outside the clubhouse, residents will enjoy a resort-style swimming pool and lap/exercise pool; a Jacuzzi spa and relaxing pool deck with shade pavilions; a wet play activity center; outdoor tiki bar; tot lot and playground for children; beach volleyball court; five lighted Har-Tru tennis courts with bleachers for viewing; four pickle ball courts; an outdoor basketball court; a party pavilion with bathrooms; and an open-playing field and a fire pit and seating area. Sidewalks wind throughout the community, perfect for walking, jogging and biking. Just minutes away from stunning beaches and A-list schools, StoneCreek is in a great location on the southwest Florida coast. Also, Naples is home to some of the most challenging golf courses in the world and is known for chic and trendy shopping, outstanding dining, a vibrant arts scene, unique family attractions and an abundance of water sports and other outdoor activities. StoneCreek is located at 4068 Nova Lane in Naples. To visit, from I-75 take the Immokalee Road Exit 111 and travel east on Immokalee Road. Turn left on Logan Boulevard. The StoneCreek entrance is on the left, after you pass Riverstone. The new model center is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 239-5926000 or visit www.GLHOMES.com. Homebuyers love what StoneCreek by GL Homes offers WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 3, 2017 1SPONSORED CONTENT YOUR GUIDE TO NEW HOME COMMUNITIES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA Above: The beautiful Cabernet from the Vintage Collection offers three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a den/optional fourth bedroom and a three-car garage under 2,162 square feet of air conditioned living space.
Talis Parks Spring Luxury Home Tour this weekendKitson & Partners Talis Park community is holding its Spring Luxury Home Tour tomorrow and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 3:00 p.m. Ten luxurious residences are being presented, including furnished Showcase Estates by Gulfshore Homes, Sunwest Homes, and McGarvey Custom Homes, single-family homes by Frizone, Sunwest Homes, and Harbourside Custom Homes, a single-family villa by Distinctive Communities, a resort-style coach home by FrontDoor Communities, and penthouse-style condominium and Terrace Homes by WCI Communities. Priced at $4,849,000, Gulfshores Dorado estate in Talis Parks Prato neighborhood offers a total of 8,862 square feet with 6,336 square feet under air. The floor plan includes an expansive entry foyer and parlour, and a great room that opens to a covered terrace and outdoor living area with a conversation and dining area, summer kitchen, and a pool and spa. The great room flows into a dining area and a doubleisland gourmet kitchen. The openconcept floor plan includes a study, four bedrooms, and a four-car garage. Sunwests two-story Grand Santa Barbara estate in Prato includes 9,200 square feet with 5,951 square feet under air. The floor plan includes a great room, wet bar, island kitchen, and dining area that open to an outdoor living area with a summer kitchen and dining space, a pool bath, and a pool and spa. A master suite and two guest suites are located on the first floor. The second floor is devoted to a second master suite, a covered terrace, and a sun deck. The furnished model is priced at $4,495,000. McGarveys two-story Astaire estate in Prato encompasses 11,110 square feet with 6,820 square feet under air. The floor plan includes an elegant foyer and living room, a formal dining room, a grand room with a wet bar, an island kitchen, four bedrooms, including a first floor master suite that features a bath with a private garden and outdoor shower, a second floor VIP suite, flex room, wet bar, and covered terrace, an outdoor living area with a kitchen, island bar, fireplace, pool and spa, and two two-car garages. The Astaire is priced at $4,695,900. Frizones 5,847 square feet, twostory Villa Ferrari residence priced at $3,990,000 is on display in Talis Parks Fairgrove neighborhood. The four-bedroom, five-and-a-half bath Villa Ferrari great room plan includes a double-island kitchen, formal dining room, wet bar, and an upstairs game room and lounge that opens to a covered terrace overlooking a massive outdoor living area. Distinctive Communities Berolina residence is situated in Talis Parks Watercourse neighborhood. Watercourse is an enclave of 29 detached luxury villas built by Artisan Associates ranging from 2,530 to 3,638 square feet. Priced at $1,485,000, the 2,979 square feet three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath Berolina is finished with over $100,000 in upgrades. Gray oak wood floors throughout the first level blend with two-toned, off-white kitchen cabinetry. A natural gas outdoor kitchen, an electronic screen for the lanai, and an over-sized spa offer a luxurious place to relax. Furnished single-family and resortstyle coach homes are being presented in the Corsica neighborhood. Priced at $2,495,000, Sunwests 3,950 square foot two-story Grand Santa Barbara model combines traditional elements with contemporary lines. The great room plan includes three first floor bedrooms and an island kitchen and dining area. The great room and dining area open to a covered outdoor area with a bar, summer kitchen, pool and spa. Upstairs, the plan offers a bonus room with a full bath, a covered terrace, and a sundeck. Harboursides two-st ory, 3,672 square feet Villa Adriana II model showcases a great room, island kitchen, and dining area that open to the outdoors, a master suite, two guest bedrooms, and a study with wood flooring. The kitchen features a wine bar, KitchenAid appliances, granite countertops, and a walk-in pantry. Upstairs offers a fourth bedroom or second study, and a bonus room that opens to a covered balcony. The outdoor living area features a kitchen, fireplace, and a pool and spa with a screened colonnade. The plan includes a three-car garage. FrontDoor Communities previously sold 3,382 square feet Sienna second floor coach home model in Corsica includes a foyer with a 20-foot ceiling, an elegant staircase, and a private elevator, a study or loft, a great room, dining area and wet bar, an island kitchen, three bedrooms, and three-and-a-half baths. The great room, dining area, and owners suite open to a 527 square feet covered lanai. Unfurnished coach homes priced from the $700s are available for immediate move-in. A furnished penthouse-style condominium model is being featured in WCI Communities Carrara neighborhood. Priced from the $700s, each Carrara residence includes a private elevator lobby, a great room, island kitchen, an on the view owners suite, two guest ensuites, a library/media room, a powder bath, and secured ground level parking. The penthouse-style residences offer more than 2,900 square feet and feature wraparound loggias. WCI is debuting its Viansa Terrace Home model during the Home Tour and is accepting contracts for Terrace Homes within the first two of eight three-story mid-rises in the Viansa neighborhood. Offering 2,350 square feet of living area, 48 three-bedroom plus den, three-and-a-half bath Viansa Terrace Homes will feature nature preserve views and a refined home design that balances everyday living with easy al fresco entertaining. Homes in Viansa are priced from the $600s. Interested homebuyers are invited to begin their Talis Park Luxury Home Tour at the communitys Garden House Sales Center at 16980 Livingston Road just north of Immokalee Road. Visit Talis Park at talispark.com. Above: FrontDoor Communities previously sold Sienna second floor coach home model is being featured during Talis Parks Spring Luxury Home Tour. Completed Corsica Coach Home residences are available for purchase and immediate occupancy. Right: McGarvey Custom Homes two-story Astaire estate encompasses 11,110 square feet with 6,820 square feet under air. A must-see for Luxury Home Tour visitors, the Astaire model is priced at $4,695,900. Below: WCI is debuting its Viansa Terrace Home model during Talis Parks Spring Luxury Home Tour and is accepting contracts for Terrace Homes priced from the $600s within the first two of eight three-story mid-rises in the Viansa neighborhood. 2 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 3, 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
Kalea 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 4 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 3, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
Onsite Sales Center Now Open *Prices, features and amenities subject to change without notice.5360 Hibiscus Drive, Naples, FL 34113 239-316-1575 ShadowCreekNaples.comShadow Creek at Hibiscus. Naples newest residential community with golf course views. Choose from 2 and 3-bedroom homes complete with open oor plans, spacious master suites and large lanais. Plus, an open-air clubhouse with pool and spa, outdoor bar, repit and an expansive sun deck. Preferred Player Program at Hibiscus Golf Club offered exclusively for Shadow Creek residents. Pre-construction pric es from the $300s. 5 oclock shadows never looked so good
Six luxury model homes, created by London Bay and priced from $1 million to more than $3 million, are now open for viewing at Mediterra, Collier Countys 10-time Community of the Year. Showcasing multiple outdoor living destinations, such as fire features and custom poolsone with dancing waterthese single-family custom estate and luxury villa models cater to just about any imaginable Naples lifestyle. Featuring interiors by Romanza Interior Design, the models are also move-in ready. Most provide maintenance-free living, giving residents more time to enjoy Mediterras many amenities. The oneand two-story models offer 2,800 to 4,500 square feet of living space and multiple alfresco gathering areas to enjoy Floridas outdoor lifestyle. Transitional and relaxed contemporary interior design and architecture set the trends with inspired color palettes, sculpted ceilings, specialty wall treatments, and pool and spa designs that push new boundaries. One of London Bay Homes most popular floor plans, the four-bedroom, four-bath Capriano, is represented in two new modelsand display the array of options available to customize each home. The maintenance-free luxury villas offer libraries, wine rooms and second-floor lounge areas with wet bars and large sundecks. Firescapes, trellises, pergolas and entry courtyards with fountains enhance these alfresco spaces. The lakefront Capriano in Lucarno was recently awarded Overall Excellence in Construction and Design in the $2,501,000 to $3 million category during the Collier Building Industry Associations 2017 Parade of Homes. The home offers 4,402 square feet of living space, a linear fireplace in the great room, an outdoor fireplace, and a dramatic master bathroom with smoked-glass shower doors. Its soft contemporary design features bright green, orange, melon and yellow. The model is priced at $2,756,700. The Capriano in Cortile features a transitional interior design theme with shades of taupe, blue, green and ivory. Accents of vibrant turquoise and teal are also displayed throughout the homes 4,493 square feet of living space. The model offers a cascading waterfall fountain and fire pit under a pergola. It is priced at $3,67 5,000. Three luxury villas are open in Cabreo, an intimate maintenance-free living neighborhood located near Mediterras Parterre Gardenthe communitys largest neighborhood park with formal gardens, sitting areas, and a large reflecting pond. The three-bedroom, three-bath Angelicapriced at $1,330,000includes designer finishes and accents of burnt oak, crimson and oak throughout its 2,800 square feet of living space. The recently completed 3,110-squarefoot Bettina offers four bedrooms, four baths and an open great room floor plan. Its transitional contemporary aesthetic features modern understated furniture forms and muted grays with aquamarine and coral accents. It is priced at $1,880,900, fully furnished. The three-bedroom, threeand onehalf bath Clara has 3,369 square feet of living space and offers formal living and dining rooms, a study, great room and butlers bar. Priced at $1,995,000, it replaces a previous Clara model that sold 43 days after its completion three times faster than other similarly priced homes in Naples. A multiple Sand Dollar award winner, the Isabella Two-Story includes four bedrooms and five baths within 4,285 square feet of living space. Interior elements include a transitional design, travertine and wood flooring, and a palette of white, neutral gray, black and teal. The models outdoor areas include an award-winning pool with dancing streams of colored water emerging unexpectedly from the pool deck. Located in the Serata neighborhood, the home is priced at $3,125,625. Additional models are in various stages of construction and another five models will open later in 2017. Each demonstrates London Bay Homes brand promise of Private Label Livinga commitment to ensuring quality, attention to detail, and homes that are a unique expression of their residents distinctive tastes. An award-winning homebuilder and developer in the Southwest Florida luxury home market for more than 25 years, London Bay Homes manages all new home construction sales and marketing for Mediterra. London Bay Homes is offering an exclusive opportunity for new homebuyers to purchase a golf membership without the delay of what otherwise is approximately a one-year waiting list. Learn more about the models by logging onto www.MediterraNaples. com, calling 239-298-7600 or visiting Mediterra, located on Livingston Road, two miles north of Immokalee Road and west of I-75. 6 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 3, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYLondon Bay Homes six model homes at Mediterra showcase luxury living blended with natural beauty The four-bedroom, five-bath Isabella model offers a formal dining room, a study, an open great room design, a second-floor bonus room and a three-car garage. London Bay Homes Capriano model recently received top honors for construction and design during the CBIA Parade of Homes. Offering four bedrooms and four full baths, the Capriano in Lucarno 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.
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Golf experience, construction progress attracting Seaglass homebuyersWith the award-winning Ronto Groups 26-floor, 120-unit Seaglass highrise tower within Bonita Bay on schedule for completion just 14 months from now, future residents are looking forward to enjoying the communitys award-winning lifestyle. The combination of the towers alluring floor plan choices, various Bonita Bay Club membership opportunities, and Bonita Bays award-winning lifestyle that includes five championship golf courses, Seaglass is redefining the high-rise living experience. The Bonita Bay Clubs golf operation is legendary. A two-story, 15,000 squarefoot facility houses the golf pro shop, tournament offices, and merchandise offices, as well as underground storage for 260 carts and 2,600 golf bags. Director of Golf E.J. McDonnell, PGA oversees a staff that includes 25 PGA Professionals. Ten of the PGA Professionals and seven Fitness Professionals are Titleist Performance Institute Certified, creating one of the largest programs in the country. An instructional program includes private and group lessons, golf schools, and clinics on three dedicated practice areas. Members have access to the latest equipment and benefit from professional club-fitting services. One of the largest private club-repair facilities in the country further contributes to the Tour Experience enjoyed by the members. The three on-property Bonita Bay West courses were designed by Arthur Hills to preserve and enhance the natural features of the land. The courses achieved Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary status in 1995. A healthy 6,910 yards from the back tees, the Bay Island course is considered the most challenging of the Clubs courses. Water hazards, sand traps, and thick stands of oak and cypress await errant shots on a course that plays to all four points of the compass. Golfers must be both long and accurate off the tee to score well. Elevated greens present a significant challenge to approach shots, and recovering from missed shots demands an accurate short game. The Creekside course is a favorite of the Bonita Bay Clubs members. A challenging 6,632 yards from the back tees, Creekside features broad fairways and limited carries while changes in the land elevations create a subtle feeling of rolling hills. Bunkering and moguls add to the challenge. Grass-face bunkers protect the greens that are undulating and fast. Extra room off many of the tees provides an opportunity to aggressively attack a number of the holes. The 6,483 yard Marsh course winds its way through wetland areas with oaks and palmettos. The wetlands and natural vegetation provide both landscaping and water hazards. While challenging, the setting provides golfers with a sense of peace during their round. Many of the holes are more about target golf and require golfers to use every club in their bag. In 1990, the Marsh course was ranked 60th on Golf Digests list of the 100 greatest courses in America. Two Tom Fazio designed courses at Bonita Bay East provide a pure golf experience on over 1,000 acres that includes preserved wetlands but no residential development. It was the first private 36-hole club in the world to achieve certification through the Audubon Internationals Signature Program and has been designated as a Certified Signature Sanctuary since 1998. A 8,200 square feet clubhouse is nestled among slash pines and Sabal palms and features a golf shop, main dining room, mixed grill room, bar, and locker areas. The Bonita Bay East Cypress course is considered one of the best tournament sites in Southwest Florida. The front nine is forgiving off the tee, but the greens are protected by large deep bunkers. Once on the inward nine, the holes are separated by stands of cypress trees and wetlands. A challenging 7,059 yards from the back tee, the course features large undulating greens that are some of the fastest in the area. The 6,813 yard Sabal course is yet another Bonita Bay course that brings golfers and nature together. With five par fives and five par threes, the course presents an excellent variety of challenges. Alligators, wild turkeys, deer, and bald eagles are often seen near the massive lake that comes into play on holes 9 through 12. The green complexes are large and feature high green speeds, but allow room for approach shots. Seaglass offers fully-completed, ready-for-occupancy residences with designer-selected premium finishes. Each residence will come with two protected access underbuilding 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, centrally located kitchens, and two or three 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 choice 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 will be available for viewing upon completion of construction. 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 seaglassatbonitabay.com. Above: With the award-winning Ronto Groups 26-floor, 120-unit Seaglass highrise tower within Bonita Bay on schedule for completion just 14 months from now, future residents are looking forward to enjoying the communitys award-winning lifestyle. Right: The caliber of the Bonita Bay Clubs golf operation is legendary and well-known to golfers worldwide. Director of Golf E.J. McDonnell, PGA oversees a staff of 25 PGA Professionals. Below: In addition to golf, a 9,000 square feet spa, full service salon, and a multi-purpose room are available at the Bonita Bay Clubs approximately 60,000 square feet Lifestyle Center. re cy de pr E w tw a b s p e g a g c 8 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 3, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
BROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOME. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. NOT AN OFFERING WHERE PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. FLStockDevelopment DIAMOND CUSTOM HOMES | EMERALD HOMES | FLORIDA LIFESTYLE HOMES | FOX CUSTOM BUILDERS | LONDON BAY HOMES MCGARVEY CUSTOM HOMES | SEAGATE DEVELOPMENT GROUP | STOCK SIGNATURE HOMES 6289 BURNHAM ROAD | NAPLES, FL 34119 | 239.592.1010 | QUAILWEST.COMFrom $1 million to over $7 million For years, Quail West has set the standard for exceptional design and rened estate living. And now, with an impressive surge in estate home sales in the past month, Quail West has commanded the attention of Naples most discerning homebuyers. Come experience the glorious evolution at Quail West, with the grand opening of a redesigned clubhouse, brand new tness center, and exquisite model residences from the areas most distinguished builders.Visit Quail West and tour our collection of fully furnished models today!MAGNIFICENT: THE SE UEL. QCome discover the BEST-SELLING LUXURY COMMUNITY in Naples.QUAIL WEST REALTY, EXCLUSIVE SALES AGENT, LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER BRIGITTEMCGARVEY CUSTOM HOMES 4 bedrooms & 4 + 2-1/2 baths | $4,795,000 CASA BELLISIMAFOX CUSTOM BUILDERS 4 bedrooms & 4 1/2 baths | $3,399,000 CASA KAE FLORIDA LIFESTYLE HOMES 4 bedrooms & 5 1/2 baths | $4,495,000 CHARLESTOWNDIAMOND CUSTOM HOMES 4 bedrooms & 4 + 2-1/2 baths | $3,695,000 PINE VALLEYSEAGATE DEVELOPMENT GROUP 4 bedrooms & 4 1/2 baths | $4,295,000 STELLASTOCK SIGNATURE HOMES 4 bedrooms & 4 baths | $2,339,460 SOLD SOLD SOLD L D D D D A sampling of our luxury estate homes
The Isles of Collier Preserve where residents celebrate nature and active livingThe Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples by Minto Communities is an award-winning masterplanned 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 ecofriendly 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 homesthe 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 threestory 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. N A 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 Pickleballthe fastest growing sport in the U.S. Left: The Pimento single-family home includes pool and spa with a beautiful water view. It is 2,333 square feet under air, with two bedrooms, den, twoand-a half baths and three-car garage and is priced at $823,237. Model home shown in photo. s Botan Above:Anecofriendlyelectricboatis A 10 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 3, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
A history o excellence. A lie o comassion. For over 35 years, Moorings Park has provided compassionate care delivered daily through our various centers of excellence. The newest addition to our family is Oakstone, located on Moorings Park at Grey Oaks campus. Offering both short and long-term care, with month-to-month rates available, residents will experience Simply the Best healthcare services using the renowned Best Friends Approach. Oakstone Assisted Living & Memory Care Now Open.24-Hour Assistance with Activities of Daily Living No Entrance Fees & Monthly Rates Available Compassionate Care Delivered Daily by Licensed Professionals 24-Hour Nursing Service ECC License Rehabilitative Therapy Individualized Care Plans Personalized Best Friends Approach in an Intimate Setting Social & Life Enrichment Activities LICENSE PENDINGMoorings Park is a nationally accredited, non-prot, Medicare certied community and the only A+ S&P and Fitch rated Life Plan community in the country. 2355 Rue du Jardin, Naples, FL 34105 239.919.1732 I www.MooringsParkGO.org Please Join Us To Learn More AboutOakstone Assisted Living & Memory CareFriday, May 5th at 11:30 amGrande Place BallroomFollowed by a LuncheonMoorings Park at Grey Oaks 2355 Rue du JardinRSVP by May 2ndby Calling 239-919-1732
Fort Myers / Estero Bonita Springs / Naples 1 Mediterra 15836 Savona Way Naples, FL 855.810.7976 mediterranaples.com 2 Quail West6289 Burnham Road Naples, FL 239.592.1010 QuailWest.com 3 Talis Park16980 Livingston Road Naples, FL 239.449.5900 TalisPark.com 4 Twin Eagles11330 Twin Eagles Boulevard Naples, FL 239.352.8000 TwinEagles.com 5 Olde Cypress7276 Lantana Circle Naples, FL 239.596.4794 OldeCypressLantana.com 6 Raffia Preserve4075 Wolfe Road Naples, FL 239.598.2370 raffiapreserve.wcicommunities.com 7 Naples Square100 S Goodlette-Frank Road Naples, FL 239.228.5800 NaplesSquare.com 8 The Isles of Collier Preserve5445 Caribe Avenue Naples, FL 844.838.3392 MintoFLA.com 9 Lely Resort New Home Sales8038 Signature Club Circle, Bldg 8-102 Naples, FL 239.793.2100 stockdevelopment.com 10 Mangrove Bay201 Goodlette Road South Naples, FL 239.261.2200 MangroveBayNaples.com 11 Residences at Mercato9123 Strada Place, Suite 7125 Naples, FL 239.594.9400 ResidencesAtMercato.com 12 Lamorada Naples2190 Woodcrest Drive Naples, FL 239.444.4450 WCICommunities.com 13 Livingston Lakes15161 Palmer Lake Circle Naples, FL 239.444.3490 livingstonlakes.com 14 The Colony Golf & Bay Club4541 Coconut Road Bonita Springs, FL 239.495.1300 TheColonyWCI.com 15 Seaglass at Bonita Bay26951 Country Club Drive Bonita Springs, FL 239.301.4940 seaglassatbonitabay.com 16 Altaira4541 Coconut Road Bonita Springs, FL 239.495.1300 AltairaWCI.com 17 Kalea Bay13910 Old Coast Road Naples, FL 239.793.0110 KaleaBay.com 18 Ave Maria5076 Annunciation Circle #104 Ave Maria, FL (888) 841-3477 AveMaria.com 19 Paloma 26109 St. Michael Lane Bonita Springs, FL 239.949.8910 drhorton.com 20 Mockingbird Crossing 1600 Mockingbird Crossing Dr. Naples, FL 239.233.0592 drhorton.com 21 Tuscany Pointe14310 Tuscany Pointe Trail Naples, FL 34120 239.225.2679 drhorton.com 22 Sorrento28063 Sosta Lane #2 Bonita Springs, FL 239.225.2659 drhorton.com 23 Sienna Reserve14656, Reserve Lane Naples, FL 239.643.4333 siennareservenaples.com 24 Andalucia1336 Andlaucia Way Naples, FL 239.304.8314 andalucianaples.com 25 Estuary at Grey Oaks1220 Gordon River Trail Naples, FL 239.261.3148 estuaryatgreyoaks.com 12 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 3, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
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Phase II amenity enhancements poised to begin at Quail WestWith renovations to its Lakes Golf Course already underway, Quail West Golf & Country Club announced that Phase II of a substantial renovation of the communitys clubhouse is poised to begin as scheduled early this summer. Budgeted at a cost of approximately $30 million, the member approved and financed two-phase initiative reflects the communitys continued mission to be the premier private residential country club in Southwest Florida. Designed to meet the needs of Quail Wests growing membership and the changing lifestyle characteristics of the communitys members, the improvements will provide the latest in physical facilities and state of the art technology. The renovation initiative is making Quail Wests 70,000 square foot clubhouse an even more highly preferred destination while providing residents and members an experience that offers the finest in high-end amenities and services, including formal and casual dining, a glass enclosed, heated swimming pool, a 12,000 square-foot fitness and wellness facility, golf, tennis, and salon and spa services. Quail Wests members will appreciate having exclusive access to the clubs comprehensive array of worldclass amenities. The enhancements are also further securing Quail Wests legacy of offering the best golf and social experience in Southwest Florida. In addition to enhancements to the communitys Preserve golf course, Phase I renovations of the clubhouses upstairs banquet kitchen have been completed. The kitchen renovations are primary aspects of the upgraded clubhouse facility. The fine dining experience has been enhanced by the completion of expanded pre-function space overlooking the indoor glass enclosed pool with a new lighted bar with a contemporary glass wall. The design of the new pre-function space is centered on the undulating shape of the bar and the glass wall that contains moving water and mood lighting. A doublesided fireplace warms the room. The expansion of the second floor kitchen has enhanced service to both the Mahogany Room formal dining room and to events in the adjacent ballroom. Work on the redesign of the main lobby entrance has also been completed. Exquisite furnishings are framed by a new fire and water feature that creates a memorable impression as people enter the exclusive Quail West venue. New furnishings and area rugs provide comfort and a consistent look for the lobby and hallway leading to the ballroom. The new two-story dedicated fitness and wellness center building included in Phase I is on schedule for completion this summer. Gates Construction is also completing associated site improvements to expand parking at the clubhouse complex and redoing four of the Clubs eight tennis courts with new hydro court surfaces and LED lighting. The fitness and wellness center will promote exercise and wellness classes for members of all ages and will feature dedicated areas for Pilates and spin classes, cardio and weight rooms, and TRX personal training technology. Live and video workouts will be available throughout the year. A glass-enclosed lobby will provide a bright note of welcome to members and their guests. The fitness and wellness center will connect to the existing glass-enclosed indoor heated pool and to the clubhouse. Phase II renovations are scheduled to commence early this summer and will transform the lower floor of the clubhouse while providing more casual spaces. Central to the Phase II plan is doubling the size of the existing Grille Room and its kitchen facilities to elevate the quality of casual dining at Quail West to the level of the clubs fine dining experience. The expanded casual dining will allow covered and open-air outdoor dining with table and patio seating surrounded by fire pits and the glassenclosed indoor heated pool. Also included in Phase II will be the addition of an attractive covered lower level entry; an enhanced salon and spa; an Internet Caf with take-out service; rooms for member private parties and catered events; bocce ball courts and an outdoor gazebo bar area; and a ballroom expansion that will take increased advantage of the upstairs views overlooking the water. The design of the improved clubhouse spaces has been a cooperative effort of the Clubs members, Humphrey Rosal Architects and Clive Daniel Home. Their design concept is intended to enhance the clubs current high-end finishes while incorporating new design elements consistent with the new building additions. The upper floor of the clubhouse has remained more formal with a transitional feel. The lower floor will be more casual and will tie in the traditional elements of the club with a more relaxed casual atmosphere that will integrate golf, fitness, tennis, the salon and spa, and casual dining. Renovations to Quail Wests two golf courses are addressing enhancements to the irrigation systems, green complexes, adjacent grass areas, and fairways. The renovation effort is focused on improving the playability of the Lakes and Preserve courses. The golf practice area is being enlarged to provide increased preparation and lesson space. The course enhancements are being overseen by J. Drew Rogers, a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects highly regarded for his ability to undertake golf course renovation projects. With improvements to the Preserve course already completed, work on the Lakes course is underway and the course is expected to re-open by January, 2018. Quail West is located east of Interstate 75, one mile south of Bonita Beach Road. Take Exit 116 (Bonita Beach Road) east. Turn right on Bonita Grande Drive and follow the signs to the sales center. Visit Quail West online at www. QuailWest.com. Above: With renovations to its Lakes Golf Course already underway, Quail West Golf & Country Club announced that Phase II of a substantial renovation of the communitys clubhouse is poised to begin as scheduled early this summer. Right: Renovations to Quail Wests two golf courses are addressing enhancements to the irrigation systems, green complexes, adjacent grass areas, and fairways. Improvements to the Preserve course have been completed and work on the Lakes course is underway. Below: The design of the new pre-function space in the Quail West clubhouse is centered on the undulating shape of the bar and the glass wall that contain moving water and mood lighting. A double-sided fireplace warms the room. p i t en he i n II ti o co e n s a I n t r ber private p a ev en ts ; bo cc e ba ll c ou rt th the 14 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 3, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
THE GAME IS WON ON THE GREEN. And celebrated on the beach. A London Bay Homes Community 239-298-7600 LifeAtMediterra.comNOW SHOWCASING 8 LUXURY MODEL HOMES Villas from $1 Million and Estate Homes from $3 Million Mediterra Sales Center 15836 Savona Way, Naples, FL 34110 Located on Livingston Road, approximately 2 miles north of Immokalee Road 4 Beds, 5 Baths, 4,285 A/C Sq. Ft. $3,125,625THE ISABELLA TWO-STORY 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,810 A/C Sq. Ft. $1,330,000THE ANGELICA When you live at Mediterra, you can play 36 holes of Tom Fazio-designed golf, hang out at your own private beach club and enjoy all of the luxurious details in between. You can have it all at Mediterra. Its no wonder that Mediterra has been named Community of the Year in Naples 10 times. But, the opportunities to own are running short. Visit us at the Mediterra sales center, open daily, or call to schedule a private showing.NEWLY ARRIVED Copyright 2017. CBC057242 London Bay Homes. Pricing, features, specifications, products and availability are subject to change without notice. See a sales associate for complete and current information. 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,493 A/C Sq. Ft. $3,675,000THE CAPRIANO / ANNOUNCING MEDITERRAS NEWLY RENOVATED SALES CENTER RE-OPENING LUXURY MODEL HOMESContemporary Design & Open Floorplans 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,402 A/C Sq. Ft. $2,756,700THE CAPRIANO /
Shadow Creek at Hibiscus offers luxurious condominiums Prices start in the $300sShadow Creek at Hibiscus, the gated condominium community being developed in Naples at the entrance to the Hibiscus Golf Club on Rattlesnake Hammock Road, just opened its onsite sales center and has officially launched its sales effort. Developed by Hibiscus Land of Naples, who has tapped NM Development Group to assist in the planning and development of the project, Shadow Creek will consist of nine two-story, coastal-inspired buildings, each with six residences for a total of 54. Many of the condominiums offer views of the Hibiscus golf course and will include one covered parking space per residence within the private, gated community. Prices start in the $300s and include a myriad of standard features others consider upgrades. Two spacious floor plans are available. The two-bedroom/twobath Jasmine plan has 1,355 square feet under air. A gracious foyer leads to an expansive open-concept great room that includes the kitchen, dining and living areas. Standard in every kitchen is a large island counter with breakfast bar seating, and a stainless steel GE appliance package including a refrigerator, 30-inch electric range, microwave and dishwasher. Kitchens also feature quartz countertops, luxury cabinetry with soft-close doors and 42-inch upper cabinets, as well as stainless steel undermount sink featuring Grohe faucets with pull-out spray The dining area includes a wet bar with built-in shelving. The living room features large sliding glass doors that access the screen-enclosed lanai which has ample room for both a seating area and an outdoor dining table.The kitchen, dining and living room areas all include 20 by 20-inch porcelain tile.A privacy vestibule off the living room leads into the spacious master bedroom, also with direct access to the lanai. A walk-in closet separates the bedroom from the master bath, which features Grohe fixtures, dual sinks and a luxurious shower. The Jasmine residence also includes a large guest bedroom and bath. The three-bedroom/two-bath plans, the Magnolia and Hibiscus, are both corner units with 1,622 square feet under air. The dining area in this home is positioned between the foyer and the open kitchen which features all the amenities of the two-bedroom floor plan.The living area features large sliding glass doors that lead onto the spacious screen-enclosed lanai. The master bedroom, with a private vestibule, also features sliding glass doors that lead to the lanai.The guest bedrooms in the Magnolia and Hibiscus are located in a separate wing of the residence with a guest bath conveniently located between the two bedrooms.Within a short walking distance of each residence will be Shadow Creeks open-air clubhouse, which will include a pool and Jacuzzi, outdoor shower, expansive sun deck, outdoor grilling area, fire pit, and covered patio and bar, as well as restrooms. In addition to the communitys clubhouse, residents of Shadow Creek are automatically enrolled in the exclusive Shadow Creek Preferred Players Program, which affords them discounted rates and advanced tee times at the public, 18-hole championship golf course of Hibiscus Golf Club. Built in 1969 and recently enhanced, the Hibiscus course has a maturity few others in the area has and is a golfers dream with every hole an experience no matter the golfers skill level. Wide fairways, bunkered greens and numerous lakes and streams make each hole a new challenge and a pleasure to play. Residents can also enjoy a short stroll to the newly remodeled clubhouse at Hibiscus, as well as its pro shop, and Erins Isle Restaurant and Irish Bar serving lunches and dinners daily. NM Development Group is a full-service real estate development, investment and advisory firm focused on both the development of its current real estate portfolio as well as acquisition of residential and commercial assets. The development partners, David Nassif and Albert Moscato, Jr., have nearly 50 years of combined experience in real estate development, land ownership, joint ventures, leasing, property management, financing, marketing and sales. In addition to Shadow Creek, the principals of NM Development are involved in a number of other projects and land holdings including, University Highlands in Estero, Hibiscus Golf Club in Naples and Marco Shores in Naples. For more information regarding Shadow Creek at Hibiscus, visit the sales center located at 5360 Hibiscus Drive in Naples, or call (239) 316-1575. Additional information is available online at ShadowCreekNaples.com. o d m w l Above: Twoand three-bedroom floor plans are offered in Shadow Creeks coastalinspired buildings. Left: Residents are automatically enrolled in the Shadow Creek Preferred Players Program, which affords them discounted rates and advanced tee times at the Hibiscus Golf Club. Below: The Hibiscus clubhouse has a pro shop and is home to Erins Isle Restaurant and Irish Bar, which serves lunches and dinners. The sales center for Shadow Creek is now open and located at 5360 Hibiscus Drive, at the entrance to the Hibiscus Golf Club. bdlihdi h c t o a r e H s h r a l u i s d a n o n it s 16 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 3, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
Rise & Shine... ...for a Second Time ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY CHAPTER 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. & Exclusive Sales & Marketing by Wilson& Associates Tower 2 makes its debut at Kalea Bay. Pre-construction pricing. With Tower 1 nearly sold out, Kalea Bay proudly announces Tower 2. Breathtaking views from 22 stories. 6 floor plans, rooftop pool & fitness center, plus one spectacular clubhouse. Rise and shine every day of your life at Kalea Bay. Residences priced from $1.4 million. 13910 Old Coast Road, Naples, FL 34110 KaleaBay.com 239-793-0110From US 41 take Wiggins Pass Road and go north on Vanderbilt Drive. (Bridge on Vanderbilt Drive, between 111th Ave. N. and Wiggins Pass Rd. closed)
Just 4 purchase opportunities remaining in Covent Garden at TwinEaglesTwinEagles announced that four purchase opportunities, including a furnished model still to be listed for sale, remain available in Pulte Homes Covent Garden carriage home neighborhood. Three remaining unfurnished second-floor Tourmaline carriage homes currently under construction measure 2,297 square feet under air and are being offered with a variety of optional finishes and builder incentives. The 103 Tourmaline residence is priced at $376,380 including a $20,000 incentive and features park views. The 1802 residence presents golf and water views and is priced at $398,485 including a $30,000 incentive. The 1703 Tourmaline showcases captivating water views and is priced at $404,925 including a $25,000 incentive. A first-floor furnished Cheshire model will be listed for sale after all other residences are sold. A full golf membership is included with the purchase of every newly constructed residence within TwinEagles. Covent Garden continues to be one of TwinEagles most popular product choices. With the full golf membership, two award-winning championship golf courses, an array of world class amenities, and an irresistible natural setting, the maintenance-free carriage home residences offer an exceptional value and an ideal pied-a-terre for those intent on enjoying an award-winning country club lifestyle. The TwinEagles community being developed by The Ronto Group was recognized by Boardroom magazine as a Distinguished Emerald Club, a designation accorded to the top fivepercent of private clubs throughout the world. Ronto was named recipient of the Naples Daily News 2016 Peoples Choice Awards Gold Award for Best Developer. The Covent Garden carriage home floor plans offer a comfortable ambiance for enjoying a maintenance-free, lock and leave living experience and are perfectly suited to empty-nesters and those seeking an elegantly appointed getaway destination within one of Southwest Floridas most prestigious gated golf course communities. In addition to the amenities found throughout the TwinEagles community, Covent Garden residents enjoy a private swimming pool and outdoor dining area that is designed for hosting neighborhood gatherings and special events. Covent Gardens 2,297 under air second floor Tourmaline floor plan also includes a 230 square foot covered lanai and a two-car garage. The plan offers an impressive ground level entry and twostory stairwell, a spacious great room that opens to the covered lanai, a formal dining room, a gourmet kitchen, a breakfast nook that also opens to the lanai, three bedrooms plus a den or fourth bedroom, and two-and-a-half baths. The owners suite bedroom can include an optional tray ceiling and an optional door opening to the covered lanai. His and her walk-in closets are included in the owners suite. Covent Gardens first floor Cheshire carriage homes 1,654 square feet under air floor plan also includes a 230 square foot covered lanai and a two-car garage. The plans comfortable great room opens to the covered lanai and flows into a gourmet kitchen and dining area that also opens to the lanai. The Cheshires spacious owners suite includes a walkin closet and a beautifully finished bath. The plan includes a guest bedroom plus a den or third bedroom and a second full bath. The furnished Cheshire carriage home model is open daily for viewing. Covent Garden homebuyers are attracted to TwinEagles array of amenities that includes two championship golf courses. The Talon Course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and his son and is regarded as the top residential course in Southwest Florida. The Talon Course hosted the Chubb Classic PGA Champions Tour tournament in February. The communitys Eagle Course was named Best New U.S. Private Course of the Year by Golf Magazine. Designed by Steve Smyers, the course has a challenging historical design with modern yardages. In addition to the two championship golf courses, TwinEagles is the home of Doc Jim Sutties Golf Academy. The golf courses provide a magical tableau for peaceful neighborhoods tucked along lush fairways and shimmering lakes that offer breathtaking vistas and a sense of privacy. A 47,000 square-foot clubhouse pays homage to St. Andrews where the game of golf was born. In addition to a golf pro shop, the Clubhouses wrap-around verandahs that overlook preserve views and the finishing holes of both courses provide an ideal setting for enjoying a post-round beverage and conversation. The Clubhouse also offers one of the finest dining experiences in Southwest Florida. Award-winning Executive Chef Chas Tatigian serves up a variety of succulent treats ranging from seafood and stuffed chicken to pasta that can be accompanied by a selection from a meticulously vetted wine list. The Clubhouse is complemented by a sparkling community swimming pool and fitness center. This beautifully designed amenity center includes a 2,500 square foot pool with a large spa, a zero-entry feature, and an expansive sunning deck overlooking a lake. An outdoor lounge, dining venue, and lighted Har-Tru tennis courts are located adjacent to the pool. The 6,430 square foot fitness center was designed to complement the Clubhouse architecture. The floor plan includes mens and womens locker rooms, areas for aerobics and yoga, as well as an expansive fitness hall that houses state-of-the-art exercise equipment. In addition to the amenity center, TwinEagles offers the serenity of dozens of lakes, miles of walking paths that meander through the community, and neighborhood parks and gardens that dot the landscape and provide quiet spots for enjoying the communitys tranquil ambiance. TwinEagles selection of luxury residences ranges from the Covent Garden carriage homes to distinctive single-family homes, estate, and grand estate residences priced into the millions. Visit the TwinEagles Sales Center at 11330 Twin Eagles Boulevard, or call 239.352.8000. Visit Twin Eagles online at twineagles.com. Above: TwinEagles announced that just four purchase opportunities, including a furnished model still to be listed for sale, remain available in Pulte Homes Covent Garden carriage home neighborhood. A full golf membership is included with the purchase of every newly constructed residence within TwinEagles. Above: The Cheshires spacious owners suite includes a walk-in closet and a beautifully finished bath. The plan includes a guest bedroom plus a den or third bedroom and a second full bath. The furnished Cheshire carriage home model is open daily for viewing. Right: Covent Gardens first floor Cheshire carriage homes 1,654 square feet under air floor plan also includes a 230 square foot covered lanai and a two-car garage. A first-floor furnished Cheshire model will be listed for sale after all other residences are sold. C s a b m s f a f t l v a s c T Above:TwinEaglesannouncedthatjustfourpurchaseopportunitiesincludingafurnished e r e e r 18 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 3, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
Broker participation welcomed. Prices, plans and specications subject to change without notice. ORAL REPRESENTATION CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. NOT AN OFFERING WHERE PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW. PHOTOGRAPHY IN THIS AD MAY BE STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY USED TO DEPICT THE LIFESTYLE TO BE ACHIEVED RATHER ANY THAT MAY EXIST. 239.449.5900 TalisPark.comA KITSON & PARTNERS COMMUNITY SEE ITTOUCH ITFEEL ITMAKE IT YOUR OWN MODELS OPEN DAILY LUXURY HOME TOURTHE TALIS PARK SPRINGAPRIL AND : A.M. b: P.M. APRIL b, NOON b: P.M. Naples Most Prestigious Home Tour 10 Luxurious Furnished Models One Award-Winning Community
Oakstone Assisted Living and Memory Care to hold public eventLuxurious suites availableFor more than 35 years Moorings Park has set the standard when it comes to Southwest Florida retirement communities offering luxury residences, world-class amenities and outstanding healthcare services. Mooring Parks mission is to provide Simply the Best facilities and services for successful aging within an environment where residents can thrive physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, and live longer, happier and healthier lives. Oakstone, the newly completed assisting living and memory care center, is just one more example of that commitment. And as such, the public is invited to learn more about the new center during an upcoming event at Grande Place, on its Grey Oaks campus. The event is slated for Friday, May 5, at 11:30 a.m., in the Grande Place Ballroom, with a luncheon following the presentation. Those wishing to attend should RSVP by end of day on Tuesday, May 2, by calling (239) 919-1732. Seating is limited so early reservations are highly recommended. The luxurious 38 assisted living and memory care residences offer Simply the Best quality healthcare services in a family friendly environment. Oakstone provides 24-hour all-inclusive assistance with the activities of daily living in the assisted living private suites. Residents receive all the features and benefits of Moorings Parks award-winning continuum of care that includes social, intellectual, spiritual and recreational activities and events, as well as dining, in a beautiful setting. Oakstones memory care suites provide certified, compassionate care to residents and their families who are in the early stages of Alzheimers and other related dementias. As residents experience memory loss, the acclaimed Best Friends approach offers person-centered care to Oakstone residents by utilizing unique tools designed to engage residents in purposeful communication and camaraderie with their neighbors, thereby helping residents with dementia feel safe, secure and valued. Oakstone offers both short and long-term care, with monthto-month rates available and is located in the elegant Grande Place, which also houses the communitys clubhouse. The new center provides residents with many innovative programs including Opening Minds Through Art, where student volunteers assist residents in creating beautiful art, as well as meaningful relationships. There are also regularly scheduled music programs, parties and celebrations to stimulate socialization, and programs that promote positive well-being, as well as physical exercise programs designed to build strength, while also having fun. Programs and activities take place both inside and out as the centers outdoor gardens were specifically designed to foster a sense of independence in a secured setting, while providing residents with a daily dose of sunlight. Moorings Park is a nationally accredited, nonprofit, Medicarecertified community and the only A+ S & P and Fitch rated Life Plan Community (formerly known as Continuing Care Retirement Community) in the country. It has been repeatedly acknowledged as Southwest Floridas premier retirement community for more than 35 years. It was the first and only Life Plan Community located in the City of Naples. Moorings Park at Grey Oaks is the second. For additional information about Oakstone, visit MooringsParkGO.org or stop at the sales center located at 2355 Rue du Jardin in Moorings Park at Grey Oaks. Above: Entrance to Oakstone, Moorings Park at Grey Oaks newly completed Assisted Living and Memory Care Center. Left: Large windows in the master bedroom make the room bright and airy. Right: Exterior view of Oakstone Assisted Living and Memory Care Center. Below: Oakstone Assisted Living residences feature spacious open floor plans. A A M ne an La be an O M O re op 20 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 3, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
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Savor the flavor of a healthier lifestyle at Babcock Ranchs Table & Tap Everywhere you go at Babcock Ranch, youll meet people who are passionate about their role in creating a whole new way of living. Youll see the vision for this solar-powered, eco-centric hometown becoming a reality right before your eyes. At Founders Square, youll find a place where the full flavor of Babcock Ranch is being served up daily. And its delicious. Table & Tap, the farm-to-table restaurant located on Founders Square at the edge of Lake Babcock, opened in early March and has quickly developed a brisk lunch and dinner business. Among the daily flow of 300-500 guests, youll find a growing group of regulars who stop by three or four times a week. And from your very first bite youll understand why. Food is what sets us apartnot just sourcing the best possible local ingredients that I can get, but every employee is passionate about what they are doing here and it is a difference you can taste, Chef David Rashty explained. As the first restaurant at Babcock Ranch our menu needs to appeal to all different tastes. We put a lot of time, thought and effort into every component and we are constantly on the lookout for new, local ingredients to keep it fresh and relevant, and keep people coming back. Food is an incredibly important part of a healthy lifestyle, added Matt Seiler, Director of Food and Beverage at Babcock Ranch. The thing we want customers to walk away with is a realization that locally-sourced, organic foods are not only good for their health, they are good for palate. They taste better. The flavors you experience at Table & Tap tell the story of a chef who does not take any shortcuts. If you arent convinced that the added effort and fresh ingredients make a differencewait until you bite into the brisket sandwich with friend green tomato and topped with creamy coleslaw. Seriously. Any lingering doubts vanish instantly as the succulent meat smoked for a couple of hours, then braised for 15-16 hours in Babcock Brew and cider, literally melts in your mouth. The farm-to-table menu is just one of Table & Taps attractions. Its got a relaxed vibe that makes people want to come stay a while. Couples linger a bit longer over good food and spirits as they enjoy live music out on the patio every Tuesday and Saturday evening. On weekends families come outand parents find time for conversation while keeping an eye on kids playing yard games, cooling off in the splash pad out in Founders Square, or fishing off the boardwalk. Every day of the week, Table & Tap has the best seats in the house to witness what few have experienced beforethe birth of a new town. Left: Chef David Rashty already had a strong local following when he joined the Babcock Ranch team in February. As the leader of both the local chefs collaborative and the areas slow food movement, his passion for sustainable, humanely-used products made him a perfect fit. Above: It hasnt taken long for Table & Tap to become the neighborhood gathering spot. Live music on Tuesday and Saturday evenings add to the festive feeling out on the patio. LftChfDidRhtldhdtllfllih ile L h o m m t a L 22 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 3, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Broker participation is welcome. Prices, plans, specifications and community design are subject to change. Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating the representations of the developer. For correct information regarding Babcock Ranch, interested parties should refer to written materials provided by the developer, legislative acts related to Babcock Ranch and the covenants and restrictions of the Babcock Ranch Residential Association, Inc. The information provided above is not intended to be an offering and should be considered as informational only. A better lifeBABCOCKRANCH.COM 888-979-7220Life is better when you get out of the car and walk. Or bike. Or kayak. So we de signed not just a town, but an entirely new kind of town. One that enables you to do just that. Walk to school and to work. Bike to the store or to wilderness. Engage with your neighbors, your environment and yourself Enjoy luxurious amenities at an unluxurious price. Y ouve always known a better life was out there. Now you know exactly where to nd it.LIFE WASNT MEANT TO BE EXPERIENCED THROUGH YOUR DRIVERS SIDE WINDOW.
Artists Concept Ultra-Fun Water Play Area Indoor Sports Complex 5 Lighted Har-Tru Tennis Courts Full-Court Basketball LUXURY LIVING INSIDE & OUT! 4068 Nova Lane, Naples, FL 34119I-75 to Immokalee Rd. (Exit 111) East to Logan Blvd., go north. The entrance to StoneCreek is just north of Riverstone, on your left.Models Open Daily 9:30 am to 5:30 pm(239) 592-6000 Naples Resort-Style Living from the $400s to the $800sStoneCreek in Naples offers exciting new-home designs and an amazing resort lifestyle. The 6+ acre recreation area features everything youve ever imagined and more! gorgeous single-family residences with luxury standard features other builders dont offer. Visit today and see all of StoneCreeks gorgeous new models.GLHOMES.COM/STONECREEK BROKERS WELCOME: Broker must accompany client during clients initial visit to this community. Both the client and Broker must execute the Developers Registration Form on the initial visit. Broker must also execute the Developers Broker Participation Agreement. Prices, terms and features are subject to change without notice and do not include optional features or premiums for upgraded homesites. Photos may be similiar but certain specications may differ. StoneCreek is being developed and sold by Parklands Associates I, LLLP. 2017 10100-042 3-29-17 Fully Equipped Fitness Center r Th e entr a d d r Resort-Style Pool LIFESTYLE DIRECTOR RESORT-STYLE POOL LAP/EXERCISE POOL INDOOR SPORTS COMPLEX FITNESS CENTER ARTS & CRAFTS GAME ROOM CARD ROOM FIREPIT TIKI HUT WATER PLAY AREA SHADED TOT LOT PARTY PAVILION FULL-COURT BASKETBALL BEACH VOLLEYBALL HAR-TRU TENNIS COURTS 4 PICKLEBALL COURTS OVER 6 ACRES OF RECREATION & FUN WITH A 13,000 SQ. FT. CLUBHOUSE S ton eC reso r ev CARLYLE $607,900 3 BR, 3 BA Great Room, Club Room 3-Car Garage 3,072 a/c sq. ft. m az i ng o uv e CHANDON GRANDE $500,900 4 BR, 3 BA Great Room, Bonus Room, 2-Car Garage 2,863 a/c sq. ft. TRIBECA $423,900 3 BR, 2 BA, Great Room, Den, 2-Car Garage 2,234 a/c sq. ft.
LUXURY COASTAL CONTEMPORARY TOWER RESIDENCES FROM JUST OVER $1M Sales Center Open Daily | 26951 Country Club Drive | Bonita Springs | 239.301.4940SeaglassLuxeTower.com Everything under the unThe lifestyle of Bonita Bay shines unlike anywhere else. Its a community where residents receive exclusive access to the nest combination of luxuries and conveniences in all of Southwest Florida. Pickleball Courts Premier CGI Golf Studio 12 Miles of Trails and Bike Paths Full-Service Marina with 96 slips World-Class Fitness Center with Technogym All-New 60,000 Sq. Ft. Lifestyle Center 5 Championship Golf Courses 1,400+ Acres of Natural Preserves 18 Har-Tru Tennis Courts Private Beach on Little Hickory Island 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. Kayaking & Canoeing Lodge New Aquatic Center* Visit us online for a complete list of anemitiesMembership Fees May Apply *Coming Soon UNDER CONSTRUCTIONMONTHS TO OCCUPANCY 14 LIMITED TIME FOR RESIDENCE CUSTOMIZING 50 %SOLD OUT OVER
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