PROFILE IN PARADISE A6 CLUB NOTES A14 HEALTHY LIVING A20 PETS OF THE WEEK A22 FROM THE TOP B1 ON THE MOVE B5 BUSINESS MEETINGS B6 REAL ESTATE B9 BOOK REVIEW C2 PUZZLES C12 FILM REVIEW C15 SOCIETY C18-19 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. www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017Vol. IX, No. 28 FREE Stamp Out HungerLetter carriers food drive welcomes donations and volunteers. A11 NetworkingA reception for Naples Friends of Massachusetts Eye & Ear. B7-8 Whats old is newPostmodern Jukebox makes its name by remaking popular tunes. C1 Making the hireTeamwork helps ensure the right choice every time. B1 SEE HCN, A8 Ted Williams was living at St. Matthews House after he got out of prison, recovering from alcohol and drug addiction, when someone told him theres a place that could help you get some teeth. Mr. Williams hadnt realized that cocaine use had caused his tooth decay. By the time of his first dental exam and treatment in more than 15 years, the 54-yearold admits the inside of his mouth probably looked like a bat cave with missing and broken teeth. Yet, he says, staff at the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida are the most awesome people in the world. They make you feel important. It changed my whole outlook. The HCN dentist pulled out all of the stubs and broken teeth, leaving just four bottom teeth, prior to creating a partial denture for his bottom teeth and full denture for the top. They fit like a champion, Mr. Williams says. People say I look like a totally different person. I had been walking around looking like a grandpa, chewing almost gum to gum, so it affected my jaw. I was in a lot of pain from that and exposed nerves. He used to cover his mouth when he Best2017 Cheers to the people, places and things that make Southwest Florida so special. GUIDE INSIDESmiles all around for HCNs adult dental programBY ROBIN DEMATTIAFlorida Weekly Correspondent VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYTed Williams is all smiles now that he has full upper and partial lower dentures he received at no cost from Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida.
A2 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 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 roger WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com COMMENTARYThe BestGooding, bettering and besting is a brutal business these days, something I only recently discovered again. It happens every year: Who or what is the best, we ask ourselves? I dont know. Thats a torturous question just to start with, as food or art critics probably learn when theyre still in diapers. I have a few opinions, but thats all they are. Opinions. Theyre the best opinions, of course, because they have to be. I am, after all, a professional Opinionater. But I wont swear to them. That would be like swearing that a morning splash of sun in July is the best of all weathers. You do that and by afternoon great masses of warm rising from the soupy Glades collide thousands of feet above the sawgrass with vast armadas of cool sailing in from the coasts. The sky purples like an overripe mango, spreading east and west to grow as dark and brooding as a black eye. The rain floods the peninsula like a melting drum corps, thumping the world green. But the sun returns as if from extinction for another go at Best Of, presiding like a royal fantasy over a cloud-pocked palette of celestial glory unequaled by any but the celebrated skies of Southeast Asia. Draped in the glorious vestments of evening, it finally ushers in dusk and the stars with a flourish that even God would buy tickets to see. Its then you realize: You blew it. The morning Florida sun you confidently anointed was really only Second-Best Of. The biggest problem with Bests is not wrong-headed Opinionaters, however. Instead, its this: a number of the best dont get mentioned. So let me chip away at that injustice by naming some of the bests that may not appear elsewhere in this issue, and through no fault of their own. Best Game: Baseball, even if it is a 19th century creation, as George Carlin pointed out. In baseball, 18 players treat each other civilly while worrying about a ball the size of a small orange. Nobody hits, pounds or knocks down anybody else unless its an accident or a player turns out to be a bad apple. Games such as football, hockey or lacrosse, on the other hand, require pared-down combat. In the latter two cases, players employ funny-looking sticks that stand in for bayonets. Such games have encouraged animosity toward others since hominines of the species Australopithecus afarensis were running around Tanzania almost four million years ago, no doubt. You beat the opposition by pounding them into the dirt or the ice or the wall with a club or a bayonet or a stick. This is not what we want for our future. If Donald Trump had stuck with baseball (he was a good high school first baseman) and Kim Jong-un had grown up playing the sport, we wouldnt be facing down the North Koreans with thinly veiled threats of nuclear devastation, now. Wed be saying, Maybe I should throw a curve ball or a slider this time, see if that works. And shaking hands after. The solution to the worlds problems, therefore, is more baseball from an early age. And if you cant get your kids playing baseball, you can substitute basketball. Best Women: American women. A lot gets said about French or Italian women, South American or Caribbean women, Asian, African, Russian or eastern European women, and theyre all wonderful, no doubt especially when theyve become American women. If best is characterized by vibrant, bright, curious, funny, brave, proud, loyal masters of the art of walking a difficult line between careering and child raising, well then: American women. The best of the breed. Best picture-shootin, storytellin born-and-raised hot-shots: Any locals with an ear for the past and an eye for, say, tired old barns or moss-shrouded oak hammocks or farmstead front porches or swing bridges may do. But these folks in particular you can look up and friend on Facebook, that churchsocial throwback to everybody-knowseverybody with a religion all of its own: Billy Murphy, a storyteller of historys precious moments who grew up on a farming and ranching operation and can tell you precisely how that worked; or Gary Carico and Waddy Thompson, both master photographers and natives who can show you the beauty of objects or places youve looked at before but never really seen. If you cant find them, you can write me at one of two addresses, below, and Ill tell you what I know: Roger Williams, Opinionater, Sea of Tranquillitatus, the Moon. Or write to my email address. Ill get back to you with all sorts of opinions, before long. And all of them will be the best something. Thats for you to decide.
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A4 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY PublisherShelley Hobbsshobbs@floridaweekly.comEditorCindy Piercecpierce@floridaweekly.comReporters & ColumnistsEric Bretan, Karen Feldman Jerry Greenfield, Bob Harden Dan Hudak, Myles Kornblatt Lindsey Nesmith, Drew Sterwald Nancy Stetson, Evan Williams Roger WilliamsPhotographersPeggy Farren, Tim Gibbons Bernadette La Paglia Vandy Major, Charlie McDonald Bob Raymond, Ivan Seligman Stephen WrightCopy EditorCathy CottrillPresentation EditorEric Raddatzeraddatz@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersChris Andruskiewicz Hannah Arnone Alisa Bowman Amy Grau Paul Heinrich Meg Roloff Scott Sleeper Circulation ManagerMaggie Humphreymaggie@floridaweekly.comCirculationDavid Anderson Paul Neumann Greg TretwoldAccount ExecutivesNicole Ryannryan@floridaweekly.comCori Higginschiggins@floridaweekly.comAdam Schonberg firstname.lastname@example.orgDrew McAuleyandrew.email@example.comSales and Marketing AssistantKatie BabkaBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis firstname.lastname@example.org Jeffrey Cull email@example.com Jim Dickerson firstname.lastname@example.org Naples Florida Weekly 9051 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 202 Naples, Florida 34108 Phone 239.325.1960 Fax: 239.325.1964 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2016 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.325.1960 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state $59.95 out-of-state OPINIONThe word for 2017? IncredulousIf you feel are experiencing news whiplash, you are not alone. In a little more than a week, the country went from dropping the mother of all bombs on an ISIS hide away in Afghanistan, to a high-stakes, nuclear faceoff with North Koreas Kim Jong-un. Then, on Tax Day, tens of thousands of protesters demanded President Trump release his tax returns. Afterward (and bizarrely), as if a breaking news from an alternate universe, the president and the Easter Bunny observed an Easter Monday dtente to host an egg roll on the White House lawn. Thousands of kids played happily, sheltered briefly from the unspeakable adult mayhem to which all children are increasingly vulnerable. It was surreal. When the moment passed, business as usual returned. Goodwill and peace on Earth vanished like yesterdays boiled egg. Fractious politics continued. The countrys flirtation with autocracy resumed. We slid further down the slippery slide toward danger. It was unnerving to witness how quickly the normal transitioned to the aberrant. The threat is palpable: If these eggs we are juggling are broken, there will no unscrambling them ever again. Roald Dahl once described in his fantastical childrens book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, another scary and endangered country. He called it Loompaland. It existed on a small island in the Pacific. Instead of swamps to be drained, it had rapacious jungles and empty, desolate wastelands. Its native inhabitants were the Oompa Loompas, pint-size, peace-loving people who scratched out a living in this strange place and struggled to make a go of it. Then things got worse. The country was taken over and ravaged from within by fearful, dangerous beasts that Dahl called the Hornsnozzlers, Snozzwangers, Vermicious Knids and Whangdoodles. These dangerous interlopers turned the lives of the Oompa Loompas upside down, leading to the Great Loompa War. The Oompa Loompas suffer terribly. They are tortured, beaten and eaten by the bad guys. They have no hope of fleeing and escaping the violence. But then, something miraculous happens. Along comes a phoenixlike man arising from his creative and strange genius. It is the strangely odd, inimitable Willy Wonka. Willy seizes on the plight of the Oompa Loompas. He helps them flee, giving them jobs as laborers in his chocolate factory. Dahl continues the story of how Wonka, who is entering his twilight years, pursues and finds Charlie, an honest child, to name as heir to his candy business There were several movies adapted from Dahls book. The most memorable version was made in 1971. It was called Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. It starred Gene Wilder in the role of Willy Wonka. His performance is iconic because of the oddball creepiness with which he played the part. It was edgy. You were left feeling that accepting a chocolate bar from Wonka could be a big mistake. Of the performance, film critic Jeffrey Anderson wrote, If youre a kid, Wonka seems magical, but watching it now, he has a frightening combination of warmth, psychosis and sadism. A similar thought crossed my mind in observing our president with the Easter Bunny. Something was not quite right about the scene, despite the cheer with which it was composed. Given its context the prior week, it was far too incredulous to take at face value. My being incredulous seems to be happening with greater frequency these days. For example, I find it incredulous, in 2017, that women are still paid substantially less than men doing work of comparable value. I am incredulous, in 2017, that sexual harassment of women by men who are major public figures is ignored and/or tolerated, thus giving men and boys everywhere permission to do the same, or worse. I find it incredulous, in 2017, that women are still fighting for the right to control and manage their own reproductive plumbing without having some clueless macho man suggest he knows more about her vagina than she does. I find it incredulous, in 2017, that an organization calling itself Planned Parenthood with the emphasis on planned is under attack for helping adult women to make informed, intensely personal decisions about whether she, with her partner, are prepared for the responsibility of parenthood. I am incredulous, in 2017, that women carry almost the entire burden of contraception and family planning as if they are the only humans engaged in sex as an adult activity. It is as if women become pregnant by immaculate conception. When the moment is right does not compute into planned parenthood to the men watching the cablevision ads. The phrase connotes passionate lovemaking with a chemical assist as if you are the Energizer Bunny. The only limiting consideration a man gets in the context of their enhanced sexual activity is Will my partner have to take me to the emergency room? Its a strange world we live in. Somehow, I thought the dawn of the 21st century meant a new age of enlightenment. I guess I was wrong. Leslie Lillys 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 email@example.com and read past blog posts on Tumblr at llilly15.Tumblr. com. GUEST OPINIONBill Cornwell: In memoriam BY THOMAS A. SEALS JR. AND JAMES H. SEALSBill Cornwell, known to us as Brother, is our first cousin through our respective mothers. During the 50s, we visited the Cornwells in Decatur, Ga., nearly every summer. By adolescent comparisons, Brother was quite a bit younger than his sister and two cousins, yet his precocious mind soaked up knowledge like a sponge, allowing him to be competitive with us in such games as Go to the Head of the Class and Authors. He would imitate and make jokes about celebrities he watched on TV. In short, the man we knew before last Easter Sunday as a highly intelligent, extremely knowledgeable, clever and witty 60-something was that exact same way as a 6-year-old child. Two other features of those early years which later manifested themselves in the mature Bill Cornwell were his family legacy of storytelling and his overcoming of adversity. On the screen porch in the evenings during those summers, the adults would sit around and spin stories about everything from family history to current events. The children would be allowed and encouraged to sit on the floor and listen . then we would go outside to catch lightning bugs in jars or play a rousing game of 1, 2, 3, Red Light. Brother literally sat at the feet of some great storytellers and then became a professional in that art. Also, around the age of 8, Brother developed an orthopedic problem which put him in a leg cast and wheelchair for about a year. He managed to turn this problem into an occasion for humor and engagement, including being willing to sit in his wheelchair to draw customers to our sidewalk Kool-Aid stand. His bounce back from this setback as a child prefigured his ability to do so on many occasions in his adult life. In the 1960s we all came of age in the rapidly changing South. Although he grew up steeped in the Old Confederacys culture and tradition, Bill attached himself to the ethos of the emerging New South. Raised just outside of Atlanta, Bill read the Atlanta newspapers and was deeply influenced by the progressive columnists (one would later became his boss and mentor at the St. Petersburg Times), reading about their vision of a new and improved South. Bill reached adulthood a tastefully cultivated blend of Old and New South, discarding the negatives and embracing the positives. In college, Bill majored in history, which he believed was a much better preparation for a career in journalism than the study of journalism itself. He regarded reporting the news as writing history as it was happening. He was diligent, courageous and a great craftsman with words. He particularly enjoyed telling stories, both in print and in private conversation, about the people hed met, places hed been, and the cultures he had so perceptively witnessed. Bill Cornwell was a good and talented and perceptive man in a time when those qualities are often in short supply. We will all miss him and his wise voice. Bill Cornwell, a writer for Florida Weekly, died April 16. T a b z a t leslieLILLYllilly@floridaweekly.com BILL CORNWELL
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A6 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY YOUVE NEVER SETTLED FOR MIDDLE OF THE ROAD. SO WHEN PLANNING YOUR NEXT MOVE, GO WITH A CHOICE THAT PUTS YOU IN THE DRIVERS SEAT. THE BEST next thing LUXURY RETIREMENT LIVING SEE THE BEST NEXT THING TODAY.Call (239) 307-3050 for your personal tour. PROFILE IN PARADISEBusiness thrives with a focus on giving back to the communityLinda and I attend several charity galas and events during the year, and one of the people I look forward to seeing at many of these occasions is event photographer Charlie McDonald. Hes been published in magazines, books and other publications including The New York Times. He won an international portrait competition, hes earned two university degrees and he studied with the New York Institute of Photography. I have one of the greatest jobs in the world, Charlie says. Every day is different, and every day my photo shoots challenge me on an intellectual and emotional level. I am fortunate to meet people from all walks of life and to be in the company of some pretty amazing and successful individuals. One of his most moving photography experiences took place a few years ago when he was doing a photo shoot at a soup kitchen in Immokalee. He remembers taking a series of shots of a 4-year-old girl with beautiful brown eyes. While I was taking in the whole scene, my client leaned over to me and told me that the meal this little darling was having was probably the only food she would have to eat all day, Charlie recalls. That was a pivotal moment in his career when he discovered he needed to give back to the community and work with many of the charities in town. bobHARDENbobharden@hotmail.com Mentors: Joseph and Louis Simone, two of the greatest living portrait artists in the world. I had the chance to work right with them in the studio for a couple of weeks. Also Tom Pich, a nationally recognized photographer out of New York who taught me attention to detail and has an incredible work ethic.Hometown: Hamilton, Ontario, which is between Niagara Falls and Toronto.First job: I was a babysitter while in high school in Lahr, Germany.When did you rst come to Naples, and what did you think? I was a 10-year-old kid on vacation and thought I was in paradise.What would you be doing if you werent doing this? I have no idea. Being a photographer is all consuming and is my life.Advice for someone just starting in photography: Volunteer. Keeping shooting all the time; the more you shoot the more you learn. And network, network, network. Also, take a business and/ or marketing course so you dont end up as a starving artist/photographer.Guilty pleasures: A full-bodied cabernet and chocolate in any shape or form.One thing on your bucket list: I have traveled to 35 different countries, so my bucket list is pretty humble. But I would still like to get to Costa Rica.Skill or talent you wish you had: Carpentry skills to x things.Trait you most admire in your best friend: His incredible intelligence.Favorite app: My Google calendar. It keeps me organized.Something thats been on your mind: There is too much animosity in society these days. We need more civility. We may disagree, but we should be able to have reasonable and intelligent discourse.Must-see place to take rst-time visitors to the Paradise Coast: A trip out into the Everglades to Clyde Butchers Big Cypress Gallery combined with a walk on the Big Cypress boardwalk and lunch at Joanies Blue Crab Caf for some real Everglades hospitality and food.Something that makes you laugh: I spent $6,000 on a new website more than a year ago and havent had time to put the nishing touches on it because the business we were going to generate with the new website has buried us already.Last book you read: The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer.All-time favorite movie: Its a tie between Forrest Gump and The Best Years of our Lives, both of which have a compelling storyline for unconditional love.Something you will never understand: Why people stop in the middle of the road when they dont know where they are going.Something people might be surprised to nd out about you: I am a semi-retired karate sensei, I was a drummer for a short spell in a punk band that has ve albums, and I go to Canada every summer to run a y-in wilderness resort for two months.What are you most proude of? I am most proud that I can lend my talents in support of the many charities here in Naples. I hope my very small contribution can help others.Something the Paradise Coast really needs: A combination hotel/convention center.Favorite thing about the Paradise Coast: The warmth and tropical greenery.What you miss most when you go away: See above. Talking points with Charlie McDonald COURTESY PHOTO
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It was provided free of charge through Naples-based HCN, which provides health care (physical, behavioral and dental) to Southwest Florida residents, whether insured, uninsured or underinsured. HCN was established in 1977 to address the health issues of migrant and seasonal farm workers, rural poor and other citizens of Collier County. It is a Federally Qualified Health Center, a reimbursement designation from the Bureau of Primary Health Care and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The nonprofit organization with a staff of 400 saw 48,659 patients, including 30,635 children, in 2016. Of this total, 12,573 were dental patient visits, including 4,501 adults. The NCH dental care program has three offices in Naples, one in Immokalee and a Health & Smiles care mobile that travels throughout the county. Dr. Elizabeth Orr, DDS, is chief dental officer and vice president of dental services. When she began with HCN three years ago, she noticed that the dental program primarily saw children and only accommodated adults for emergencies. She pushed to increase adult dental care, she says, because there is a huge correlation between oral health and overall health. When she presented studies confirming this, the board made expanding adult dental services a strategic priority. We needed more providers skilled at providing more comprehensive dental services, she explains. Treating children is much different than treating adults, especially geriatric patients who need full mouth rehabilitation such as extractions and dentures. One barrier to adult dental care was funding. Pediatric care was often covered through insurance, but Medicaid for adults previously didnt even cover cleanings but only emergencies and just one denture per lifetime. Now, with advancement toward managed Medicaid plans, coverage can include dental health and wellness, even fillings, Dr. Orr says. In addition, HCN obtained a $1.4 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Administration that included just over $1 million for dental services. While HCN accepts a variety of insurance plans, including Medicaid and some private insurances, those without insurance are eligible for a sliding fee scale or free services.Battling neglectAdult dental patients are referred from HCNs own internal family care practices and also from sites such as Senior Friendship House and the Golden Gate Community Center. HCN also conducts free screenings at community events that lead to office visits. Most patients have severe issues due to neglecting their teeth and not seeing a dentist for 15 to 20 years. They are often in pain from tooth abscesses and infections. And the majority have periodontal disease, including loose teeth, which often leads to full mouth extraction and dentures. Once the immediate concerns have been addressed, the seven dentists in the program focus on oral hygiene education and maintenance. Dr. Julie Mancera Loftin, DMD, was one of the dentists hired last year as part of the adult dental program expansion. A recent graduate of the University of Florida, she had completed a rotation at HCN, liked the way the doctors treated the patients and asked if there were any openings. She was assigned to the Health & Smiles mobile unit, a 40-foot-long, 8-foot-wide, state-of-theart dental office that routinely goes to Senior Friendship House, Grace Place for Children & Families, Vi at Bentley Village and residential areas in Immokalee. Dr. Loftin speaks Spanish and her assistant speaks Creole, which helps not only with treatment but education. Sometimes you see someone with bad oral hygiene, but when you explain things, they want to take care of their teeth, she says. Ive seen so many patients who have made a 180-degree turn because they never knew the information before. I feel proud when a patient comes back and you see theyre brushing and flossing every day. I know it will be a habit they will keep their whole life and avoid future problems. Dr. Loftin notes that she is often the HCNFrom page 1VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe HCN Health & Smiles mobile unit delivers care to patients throughout Collier County. Drs. Elizabeth Orr, DDS; Julie Loftin, DMD; and Alexandra Zabala, DDS
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 NEWS A9 UPCOMING EVENTS MIROMAR OUTLETSDOG DAZEThursday, May 4 6 p.m. near the Restaurant PiazzaEnjoy pet-friendly specials and entertainment at participating stores and restaurants.CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION Friday, May 5 6 to 9 p.m. in the Restaurant PiazzaJoin Miromar Outlets and La Bamba Real Mexican Food Restaurant & Tequila Bar for this celebration which includes live entertainment, a margarita crawl and a chance to win a four-day cruise for two to Cozumel, Mexico, and more! Featured Entertainment Btwo Band Specializing in American, Top 40, Merengue, Salsa, Bachata, Vallenato, Latin Pop, Reggaeton, and classics enjoyed by all.CAR CRUISE-INSunday, May 7 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. near PLAYLANDSee all the favorite makes and models of classic, exotic and custom cars.MiromarOutlets.com for detailsI-75, Exit 123, Just North of Naples (239) 948-3766 Copyright 2017, Miromar Development Corporation. Miromar Outlets is a registered service mark of Miromar Development Corporation. Up to 70% Off at over 140 Top Designer and Brand Name Outlet Stores and RestaurantsVoted the Best Shopping Mall and Best Factory Outlet Mall in Southwest Florida05030417-1314 HOT BRANDS Cool Prices COMPANY STORE first dentist a patient has ever seen, even if they are in their 30s or 40s. Im honored to have that opportunity. The mobile unit offers all services, including cleanings, restorations like fillings, and surgery, including extractions. If a patient needs prosthetics such as crowns or dentures, he is referred to an HCN dental office.Beyond dental careDr. Alexandra Zabala, DDS, also joined HCN last year after working in private practice locally. A native of Colombia, she was a dentist in her home country before moving to the United States in 2002, learning English and studying at the University of Minnesota. I always wanted to help the community, she says about her attraction to HCN and the patients it serves. I felt related to their problems and their issues. They work hard. Theyre very good people. Dr. Zabala provides dental care and often refers her patients to other HCN services, particularly the psychologists. We dont only take care of teeth, she says. We help with socioeconomic issues and political problems. Patients have cried in her dental chair, sharing their personal and family problems. The community in Immokalee is very special and very different from other communities, she says. Latin cultures are very close, she adds, but many people here dont have that family support. They are alone. They are single parents. There are language barriers. They are in a lot of pain but dont have the money to pay, so we give them vouches for antibiotics. We try to be compassionate and show we really care, and they see that. Thats why they come back to us. Dr. Zabala saw a need in HCN for more endodontists, who perform root canals. She is moving back to Minneapolis to study this field full time and hopes to return to HCN as an endontist. This is very different from other dental programs, she says of HCN. People realize this community needs help. On Thanksgiving Day in 1960, CBS News aired Harvest of Shame, a documentary narrated by Edward R. Murrow. Much of it was filmed in Florida, with some scenes occurring in Collier County. It told the grim story of migrant workers living from hand-tomouth, barely able to feed their children as they harvested a bounty of fruit and produce for the best fed nation on earth. They had no health care, no possessions except for the clothes on their back, no safety net and little hope of improving their lives. A remark made by a landowner in the documentary encapsulated their plight: We used to own our slaves; now we rent them. Certainly these imagines came to mind time and again as community leaders in Collier County pondered what could be done, and how, to provide basic health care not only for the areas migrant workers but for all underserved citizens of Southwest Florida. By the mid-1970s, their ideas took form and by 1977, Collier Health Services was up and running. It wasnt much in the beginning just temporary office space in the Collier County Health Department and then two stationary trailers in Immokalee but it was definitely the first step in addressing this Harvest of Shame. Despite its meager facilities, CHS provided excellent care to a diverse population. As word spread, so too did its patient base and volume. By 1993, when it was able to build its first permanent facility, The Marion E. Fether Medical Center in Immokalee, CHS was providing care to more than 15,000 patients. Recognition by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations was achieved a few years later and renewals continues to this day, while a second phase of growth was completed in 1996 with the establishment of a pediatric network of offices serving Marco Island to Immokalee. In 1999, the Immokalee Family Care Center opened, the first of several new facilities built to serve both children and adults including the Family Care Naples East Center / Horizons Primary Care (2003), renamed the Mike Davis Medical Center in 2008. Recognizing the fact that not all families could travel to its facilities, HCN introduced the first mobile pediatric facility in Collier County in 2004 to serve childrens dental and medical needs. Four years later, the company opened the 12-chair Countryside Dental Center in East Naples. While all of this growth was occurring, HCN continued to further its reputation and shore up its future by establishing The Collier Health Services Foundation (now the Healthcare Network Foundation) and by achieving accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. CHS was renamed Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida in 2012 and is positioned to grow well into the future with new facilities to build, staff to be added and practice areas to be broadened. As CEO Mike Ellis affirms, We intend to become the best, most comprehensive and most affordable health-care provider for every resident of Southwest Florida. A bit of HCN historySPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ Dr. Julie Loftin in the dental treatment room inside the HCN Health & Smiles mobile care unit.
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You can help Stamp Out HungerMail carriers set to collect pantry goods May 13The 25th anniversary of the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger food drive is Saturday, May 13. Postal customers around the country are encouraged to leave non-perishable food items by their mailbox for their letter carrier to collect. Canned vegetables, soups, beans and proteins along with boxes cereals, pasta, granola, breakfast bars and peanu t butt er are all good examples of items to donate. Collier Harvest has partnered in the food drive with mail carriers in Collier County for all 25 years. Stamp Out Hunger donations aid the 40 nonprofit agencies Collier Harvest serves through the long summer months. Currently 64 percent of all Collier County students are eligible for free or reduced meals due to their families low income levels, Connie Preu, Collier Harvest executive director, says. During the summer, these children wont receive those school meals, which are often their main food source of the day. Many families also see reduced or eliminated work hours due to seasonal work needs, she adds. This is why its so important we collect as much food as possible through the Stamp Out Hunger drive, so we can help sustain our agencies during these highdemand months. Because mail trucks cannot hold a large volume of cans and boxes of food, volunteers are being recruited to follow letter carriers along their routes the day of the food drive and help transport donations back to the Collier Harvest warehouse at 4451 Mercantile Ave. in Naples. Helpers are also needed to sort the food collected for Stamp Out Hunger. Anyone of middle-school age and older is welcome to lend a hand for an hour or more between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the warehouse. Help is especially needed toward the end of the day as donations pour in. Beverages, pizza and live entertainment will be provided. Seasonal residents who are headed back north before Saturday, May 13, can take their pantry items to the U.S. Post Office on Goodlette-Frank Road or to the Coco River U.S. Post Office on Immokalee Road during anytime during regular post office hours. Collier Harvest operates a surplus food program throughout the year, with volunteers picking up surplus food from local restaurants and grocery stores and delivering it to dozens of food pantries and agencies that feed the hungry on a daily basis. The organization accepts monetary gifts in addition to food donations. Although administrative costs are kept low and volunteers use their personal vehicles and fuel to deliver the donated food, the organization still requires some monetary support to fulfill its mission. For more information or to volunteer to help Stamp Out Hunger, call 455-3663 or visit www. collierharvest.org. 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A judge must still decide the terms of Wachtels psychiatric hospitalization, but Wachtels mind is clear enough now that, in March, he demanded, as sole heir, payoff on his mothers life insurance policy (which, under New York law, is still technically feasible).Epic smugglersIn February, federal customs agents seized 22 pounds of illegal animal meat (in a wide array) at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Among the tasty items were raw chicken, pig and cow meat, brains, hearts, heads, tongues and feet in addition to (wrote a reporter) other body parts (if there even are any other edible parts). In a typical day nationwide, U.S. Customs and Border Protection seizes about 4,600 smuggled plant or animal products. River rightsIn March, the New Zealand parliament gave human rights to a river the Whanganui, long revered by the countrys indigenous Maori. (One Maori and one civil servant were appointed as the rivers representatives.) Within a week, activists in India, scouring court rulings, found two of that countrys waterways deserved similar status the Ganges and Yamuna rivers, which were then so designated by judges in Uttarakhand state. (The Ganges rights seem hollow since an estimated 1 billion gallons of waste still enters it every day despite its being a holy bathing spot for Hindus.) EwwwwLuu Cong Huyen, 58, in Yen Giao, Vietnam, is the most recent to attract reporters attention with disturbingly long fingernails. A March OddityCentral.com report, with cringe-inducing photos, failed to disclose their precise length, but Huyen said he has not clipped them since a 2013 report on VietnamNet revealed that each measured up to 19.7 inches. Huyen explained (inadequately) that his nail obsession started merely as a hobby and that he is not yet over it. (The Guinness Book record is not exactly within fingertip reach: 73.5 inches per nail, by Shridhar Chillal of India.) And a partridge in a pear treeIn February, a pet welfare organization complained of a raid on a home near Lockhart, Texas, that housed more than 400 animals (and, of course, reeked overpowering(ly) of urine). The inventory: 86 snakes, 56 guinea pigs, 28 dogs, 26 rabbits, 15 goats, nine doves, eight skinks, seven pigs, six pigeons, four gerbils, three bearded dragons, two ducks and one tarantula plus about 150 rats and mice (to feed the menagerie) and 20 other animals whose numbers did not fit the above lyric pattern.Grammar policeFor more than a decade, an editor has been roaming the streets at night in Bristol, England, correcting violations of standard grammar, lately being described as The Apostrophiser since much of his work involves adjusting (or often obliterating) that punctuation mark. On April 3, the BBC at last portrayed the vigilante in action, in a ridealong documentary that featured him using the special marking and climbing tools that facilitate his work. His first mission, in 2003, involved a government sign Mondays to Fridays (ridiculous, he said), and he recalled an even more cloying store sign Amys Nails as so loud and in your face.) Agricultural hacking A locked cell phone (tied to a particular carrier), though a nuisance to purchasers, is only a several-hundreddollar nuisance. A more serious crisis arises when farmers buy $500,000 combines that they believe they own, but then find that the John Deere company has locked the machines sophisticated software, preventing even small repairs or upgrades until a Deere service rep shows up to enter the secret password (and, of course, leaves a bill). Deeres business model has driven some farmers recently to a black market of fearless Ukrainian hackers (some of the same risky dark-net outlaws believed to pose online dangers), who help put the farmers back on track. Eight state legislatures are presently considering overriding Deeres contract to create a right to repair. No longer weird?For the 31st consecutive Easter in the Philippines, Ruben Enaje, 57, was among the throngs of devout Christians who slashed their own torsos bloody, then flogged themselves repeatedly as they marched through the streets to demonstrate homage to God, and dozens of men in San Pedro Cutud, Santa Lucia and other villages replicated the crucifixion of Jesus by having sterilized 4-inch nails driven into their own arms and legs. When News of the Weird first encountered the Philippine phenomenon in 1989, the crucifixions had built a 40-year history and still listed, as an official sponsor, the Philippines Department of Tourism (but no longer). (The Catholic Church banned the extreme acts, to little effect.) 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A14 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY CLUB NOTES Alliance Franaise de Naples i nvites all who enjoy conversing in French to the end-of-season picnic at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 7, in the party room at Bermuda Greens in Imperial Golf Estates. A French buffet will be served. $40 for members, $25 for others. Reservations and payment are required by Thursday, May 4. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Naples Orchid Society invites members and guests to its monthly meeting Thursday, May 4, at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive. Doors open and flower registration begins at 6:30 p.m., flower judging is at 7:10 p.m. and the program is at 7:45 p.m. For more information, visit www. naplesorchidsociety.org. Naples Ship Modelers is an informal group dedicated to building wooden ship models. Members meet at 9:30 a.m. on the first and third Saturday at the Landmark Naples community in North Naples. The next meetings are May 6 and 20. Members should bring their works in progress and be prepared to share techniques and tips. All are invited to enjoy lunch afterward at Fitzgeralds. RSVP by emailing Joe Geithmann at email@example.com. For more information about the club, call Dick Ritchie at 594-0868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Genealogical Society of Collier County meets Tuesday evening, May 9, in the fellowship hall at Faith Lutheran Church, 4150 Goodlette-Frank Road. Speaker Virginia Bailey will present a program about the Congressional Cemetery, the final resting place of many of the countrys most notable men and women. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program starts at 7 p.m. Attendance is free, and all are welcome. For more information, visit www.thegscc.org. The Antique Automobile Club of AmericaNaples Marco Region members meet at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday at First United Church of Naples, 388 First Ave. S. Visitors are always welcome. The next meetings are May 8 and 22. For general information about the club, call Paul Rhoads at 8773228 or visit www.aacanaplesmarco.org. Toast of The Coast Toastmasters Club #6544, recognized by Toastmasters International as a Presidents Distinguished Club, meets from noon to 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Friday of every month at the American Cancer Society office, 5020 Tamiami Trail N. The next meetings are May 12 and 26. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, call 777-0416 or visit www. ToastOfTheCoast.org. The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1067-Naples meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Naples Municipal Airport. The next meeting is June 7. Members also serve a pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. on the second Sunday of each month in the pilots lounge at Naples Municipal Airport. Admission for $5 includes coffee, pancakes, bacon or sausage and orange juice. All proceeds benefit the EAA Young Eagles program that acquaints youth ages 8-17 with aviation as a career. The next breakfast is May 14. The Naples EAA chapter is one of approximately 1,700 chapters worldwide. Members are pilots, student pilots, plane builders and aviation enthusiasts. For more information, call 649-6627 or visit www.eaa1067.com. The Naples chapter of PFLAG, Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, a support, education and advocacy group for families with gay or transgender members, meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road. For more information, call 963-4670 or visit pflagnaples.org. The PCBUG computer and technology club invites all those interested in learning more about computers and mobile devices to meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. For more information call J. Burke at 659-0659 or email email@example.com. The Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at the Naples Conference Center, 1455 Pine Ridge Road. Admission is free, and all are welcome. The alliance welcomes donations of out-of-bloom or unwanted orchids, which members use for educational purposes. Free pick up is available and can be arranged by calling 498-9741. For more information, visit gulfcoastorchidalliance.com. The Democratic Womens Club of Collier County welcomes members and guests to its meetings from 10 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of the month in the Walden Oaks Professional Center, 6710 Lone Oak Blvd. The next meeting is May 20. For more information, visit www.collierdems.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Solo Women Travel Group meets at 2 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month at St. John the Evangelist Church in North Naples. All are welcome to share their travel experiences and travel wish list. The next meeting is May 20. For more information, call Barb Garrett at 305-664-9202. Collier County Republicans hold their 2017 Elephant Cruise & Auction from Sunday afternoon, May 21, aboard the Naples Princess. Boarding begins at 2 p.m. and the boat sails from 2:30-4:30 p.m. General admission is $55; Patriot admission is $100. For tickets or more information, call 732-0885 or visit www. colliergop.org. The Collier County Stamp Club meets from 7-9 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month at the Naples Airport Office Building, 200 Aviation Drive. The next meeting is May 25. Stamp trading follows the evenings program. All stamp enthusiasts are welcome. For more information, call 348-9845. Civitan Clubs are dedicated to serving the needs of the community with an emphasis on the disabled. The Civitan International Research Center is dedicated to finding the cause, cure and better treatments of brain disorders including autism, Alzheimers disease and Down syndrome, among others. The Marco Island Civitan Club meets the second Tuesday of the month and has social/educational meetings the fourth week of every month. The Naples Civitan Club meets the first Wednesday of the month and has social/educational meetings the third week of the month. For more information, call 774-2623 or e-mail email@example.com. Coastal Chess clubs in Naples and Marco Island welcome players of all levels for casual games and occasional tournaments. Marco meetings are from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday at the Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier. Naples meetings are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday in the clubhouse at Moorings Park, off Goodlette-Frank Road just south of Pine Ridge Road. For more information, call Wade Keller at 3892525, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit WWW.chess7.net. The Naples MacFriends User Group has hundreds of members who share a passion for all thing Apple and who love to learn from one another. Weekly meetings are open to all, free of charge, and take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. For more information, visit www.naplesmug.com. Email club news to Cindy Pierce at email@example.com.Members of the Chess K-12 club recently completed two Swiss tournaments, with the top three players in each advancing to a round robin competition Saturday, May 6, at the Marco Island Library. The six champion players are: Alejandro Castaneda, Lely High School; Michael Curiale, Lely High School; Luca Gurgenidze, Homeschooled; Herlan Henriquez, Lely High School; Tyler Mastrangelo, Tommie Barfield Elementary School; and Alex Sousa, Tommie Barfield Elementary School. The next Swiss tournaments are set for May 13 and 20, followed by another round robin on May 27, all at the library on Marco. For more information, call Wade Keller at 389-2525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Right: Trophies and medallions will be awarded in the round robin on May 6.COURTESY PHOTOS
The new Golisano Childrens Hospital opens in mid-May to provide families the quality health care their children deserveclose to home. Conveniently located on the grounds of HealthPark Medical Center, our state-of-the-art childrens hospital serves families from Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. We are a true childrens hospital that focuses on the needs of families. Features include: 128 private patient rooms 64 private Neonatal Intensive Care Unit rooms Ronald McDonald House family room More than 70 pediatric specialists and 400 speciallytrained pediatric nurses One of the top ranked Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Centers in Florida A diagnostic and MRI suite with pediatric sedation center Pediatric emergency department The areas only dedicated hematology/oncology program Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida 9981 S. HealthPark Drive Fort Myers, FL 33908 239-343-KIDS (5437) GolisanoChildrensFlorida.org
A16 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.stopps-kidwell.com STOPPS & KIDWELLTAX & ACCOUNTING SERVICES28179 Vanderbilt Drive, Suite 2 Bonita Springs, Florida 34134 email@example.com Want to learn more?CALL US AT 239.992.9299Free Introductory Consultation www.QuigleyEye.comNaplesBonita SpringsFREEEYE EXAMFOR NEW PATIENTSNo Hidden Charges: It is our policy that the patient and or any other person responsible for payment or be reimburse by payment or any other service, examination or treatment CODE: FW00complete medical exam with one of our board certied eye doctors includes prescription for eyeglasses, and tests for FORMERLY EYE HEALTHomas Quigley, M.D.Board Certied Eye Surgeon & Cataract Specialist GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts a golf tournament starting with a continental breakfast Friday, May 5, at Spring Run Golf Club. Tee-off is at 9 a.m. An awards luncheon wraps up the day. Registration is $100 and benefits the organizations programs for at-risk youth. For more information or to register, call 495-8989 or visit www. artcenterbonita.org. Bonita Springs-Estero Association of Realtors hosts its 26th annual BEAR Golf Challenge at 9 a.m. Friday, May 5, at Spring Run Golf Club. The day begins with a 7:45 breakfast and concludes with an awards luncheon at 1:45 p.m. Registration is $100 per golfer. For more information or to register, call 992-6771 or visit www.bonitaesterorealtors.com. Redlands Christian Migrant Association holds the annual Lipman Golf Classic teeing off at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 6, at Naples Heritage Golf Club. Registration is $225, with proceeds to benefit Immokalee migrant farm workers. For more information, call 800-2826540 or visit www.rcma.org. The Brandi Tramazzo Hero House Foundation hosts its second annual Crazy Pants charity golf tournament Saturday morning, May 6, at Hammock Bay Golf & Country Club. Lunch follows at The Speakeasy Marco Island. For registration details and more information, call 404-4228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. La Playa Beach & Golf Resort hosts a sunset yoga session with instructor Wendy Campbell to benefit Survive & Thrive, a local organization that incorporates yoga instruction to empower cancer survivors, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6. Guests will enjoy light hors doeuvres and refreshments afterward and are advised to bring their own towel and yoga mat. Pre-registration is $30, same-day registration is $40 ($10 for a special childrens session). For more information or to register, email email@example.com or visit www.laplayaresort.com. Gulfcoast Runners hosts the Tropicool 5K in downtown Naples at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, May 7, to benefit Friends of Foster Children Forever. The course consists of two loops that start on Broad Street. Registration for adults is $20 until May 6 and $25 the day of the race ($12 and $15 for students). To sign up or for more information, visit www. gcrunner.org. Noodles Italian Caf and Sushi Bar hosts the eighth annual Stand Up Paddle & Luau Races with competitive, family and Special Olympics races starting at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 7, at Vanderbilt Beach. Registration is $25 and includes paddleboards. Proceeds benefit Collier County Special Olympics. For more information or to register, call 370-6577 or visit www.supspecialolympicsnaples.org. Youth Haven hosts its 30th annual Fairways for the Future golf tournament at 1 p.m. Monday, May 8, at Grey Oaks Country Club. All golfers will receive one ticket to the organizations gala on May 7, a boxed lunch, two mulligans, entry into all on-course contests and admission to the post-tournament awards reception. Registration is $500. Raffle tickets for a European river The inaugural Garden Open to benefit Naples Botanical Garden took place recently at Windstar on Naples Bay. 1. Mike Moorman, Larry Irwin, Linda White, Jim White, David Smith and Vicky Smith 2. Eleanor Chabraja and Nick Chabraja 3. Margie Seldin, Chris Siemers, Annette Alvarez and Connie Elliott 4. Trent Ryan, Paul Schmidgall, Jack Raben and Ken Crooker 5. MJ Heiderman, Julie Peterson, Donna McGinnis, Marina Miller and Mary Raymond 6. Kathy Akenson and Sheri Hopkins 7. Jeremy King and Chris Simoneau 8. Emily Maya, Britt Patterson-Weber and Taylor BurnhamTIM GIBBONS / FLORIDA WEEKLYTIM GIBBONS / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 5 6 7 8 2 3 4
cruise are available. To sign up or for more information, call 687-5155 or visit www.youthhavenswfl.com. Hodges University hosts its 14th annual Scholarship Spring Golf Classic on Wednesday, May 10, at Grey Oaks Country Club. The day starts with a luncheon, and tee time is 1:15 p.m. Registration is $250. To sign up or for more information, call 598-6153 or visit www. hodges.edu. Seacrest Country Day School hosts its 11th annual Stingray Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 13, at TwinEagles. Registration for $200 includes continental breakfast, luncheon and awards. For more information or to sign up, call 793-1986 or visit www.seacrest.org. The Immokalee Foundations 2017 Charity Classic Pro-Am pairs local players with more than 20 of the worlds greatest golfers at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, at Bay Colony Golf Club. The day starts with breakfast and demonstrations at 7:30 a.m. and the tournament is followed by lunch and an awards presentation. Registration starts at $5,000,with proceeds benefitting TIF programs that build pathways to postsecondary education for Immokalees youth. For more information, call 4309122 or visit www.immokaleefoundation.org. Email news about charity sports events to Lindsey Nesmith at lnesmith@ floridaweekly.com. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 NEWS A17 We Are Your One-Stop Dental Spa DestinationGeneral and Cosmetic Dentistry, JUVDERM and BOTOX12840 Tamiami Trail North, #1000, Naples, FL 34110(At the light at the corner of 41 and Imperial Blvd.)www.CelebrateMySmile.com239-591-1000 Celebrate Your Smile... and Your Skin $99 Cleaning, Bitewing X-ray & CheckupCannot be combined with other offers. FOR NEW PATIENTS ONLY Step Up In at AGOSTINOS Call Today! 239.594.303711985 Tamiami Trail North Naples, FLOPEN MONDAY-SATURDAY 10-5, SUNDAY 11-4Visit our new website at agostinos.com Also visit: interiorsbyagostinos.com Visit Our ShowroomFINE FURNITURE. ART GALLERY. DESIGN STUDIO. ACCESSORIES & BOTANICALS LIGHTING FURNITURE UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE MIRRORS & LARGE ART GALLERY Complimentary Interior Design END OF SEASON SALE UP TO 40% OFF! GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSEThe inaugural Sunshine 5K Run/ Walk to benefit Friends of Foster Children Forever took place April 22 at the Vineyards Community Park. The 200 participants ranged in age from 10 to 89 years. Zachary Dale, 15, was the overall winner with a time of 18:55 minutes. Event sponsors were DeVoe Automotive Group, Uniforms Unlimited, Infinity Home Group, Jim and Faye Derham, Kristoff Jewelers, Laram Construction, Naples Luxury Builders, Pathways Human Services, Sunset Grill, Waypoint Electric and William C. Huff Companies. For information about Friends of Foster Children of Forever, call 262-1808 or visit www. friendsoffosterchildren.net. 1. Race volunteers Kelley Waltrip, Dafne Garizurieta, Tricia DeCambra, Dawna Holowell, Sara Hall, Maureen Olson, Holly Kistler and Kristin Vaughn 2. Letty Salls and Yani Ramos with Ellie and Bella 3. Jane Billings and Brenda Devaney 4. Elizabeth Bradley, Tea Weber and Jade Bianco, winners in the 10-14 age group 2 3 4 1SUE HUFF / COURTESY PHOTOS
A18 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY BEHIND THE WHEELThe Mini Cooper Countryman gets a growth spurtThe Minis just keep getting bigger. Last year we tested the new Clubman and called it an oxymoron on wheels because it was the largest car in the company lineup. But not to be outdone, the Countryman crossover is all-new for 2017, and it assumes the new title of a rolling contradiction. This Mini Cooper Countryman is eight inches longer than its predecessor, and it has also swelled taller and wider by a few inches. But its second-generation growth spurt doesnt make the vehicle look bloated. In fact, the effect is quite the opposite. The first Countryman was stuck in an odd placement of trying to look like the original Mini retro hatchback that spent too much time at the gym. This new, larger one has a bit more space to gradually develop the more muscular lines demanded of a crossover. So the 2017 model loses some of its heritage as it grows up into something more attractive. Its growth is really appreciated inside. The previous generation was developed to carry four people, with the middle rear seat added later in life. This one offers seating for five from the beginning, and the rear even gets decent enough legroom to make the soccer practice runs with no complaints. The drivers seat gets the typical Mini charm of round gauges with the focus centered on the middle where the original Austin/Morris cars of the 1960s had their solo speedometer. Mini even still utilizes toggle switches to keep the retro charisma flowing. But within this old-school design are some nice modern features. For example, the head-up display is built into a nifty piece of plexiglass that rises from the dash when the car is started. Its part of a $2,250 technology package that also adds a touchscreen sat nav, wireless charging station and radar parking assistant. Mini is owned by BMW, which is known for offering one of the longest configurations lists around. So its best to choose options wisely. In fact, our test car was arranged in the worst way for people who like the spirited performance of the Mini. The Cooper version gets a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder unit rated at 134 horsepower, and the Cooper S receives an extra cylinder for a 2.0-liter turbo that produces 189hp. This is the same choice and availability with the other vehicles in the Mini lineup. While the three-cylinder motor works well in the base Mini hardtop/hatchback, the Countryman is a much beefier vehicle. Our car had the 1.5-liter motor installed in its heaviest vehicle thats also weighed down by the All4 all-wheel drive system. It is coming close to tipping the scales at 1,000 pounds, more than the most basic Mini. That doesnt completely overwhelm the little turbo motor, but it needs all the help it can get, and our eight-speed automatic transmission wasnt a friend. The good news is there are multiple ways of avoiding this drawback. First, the standard transmission in the Cooper model is a six-speed manual. So drivers who arent intimidated by rowing their own gears will save $1,500 over the automatic, and extra power and fun is only a downshift away. And while the $3K upgrade to the Cooper S only comes with the eight-speed automatic, the extra 55 horsepower is really appreciated. Finally, for those who need the most power, there is a John Cooper Works edition that can squeeze 228hp out of the 2.0-liter turbo. Once the motor/transmission combo is settled, the Countryman continues Minis commitment to providing go-cart style handling to all its vehicles. The BMW family connection is felt here because even the biggest Mini has been engineered to have lively steering but feel solidly planted through the corners. This German-level execution is why Mini can charge $27,450 for the base Countryman, and many people will happily option one well past $35K. After all, there are less expensive comparables out there. The Fiat 500X has a similar charisma, and Mazda CX3 and CX5 both offer that sporty feeling. But its the Mini Countrymans solid engineering mixed with retro charm and premium placement that makes this a standout beyond just being an oxymoron. mylesKORNBLATTmk@autominded.com Safety fair and bike rodeo in the EstatesThe Collier County Sheriffs Office and North Collier Fire Control & Rescue District invite families to a free Safety Fair and Bike Rodeo from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 6, at Corkscrew Middle School in Golden Gate Estates. In addition to games and a bounce house for fun, children ages 5-12 will learn how to properly use their bicycle equipment and will be able to test their skills on a road test. Participants must wear helmets and bring their own bicycles. CCSO has partnered with several local businesses and organizations to provide resources for families. Some of these resources include Special Olympics, Educational Pathways Academy, David Lawrence Center, Florida State University College of Medicine, Synergy of Naples, Counseling of S.W. Florida, Nutrition Elite, Collier County Supervisor of Elections and Collier County departments of solid waste, animal services, code enforcement and pollution control. CCSO will feature its mounted patrol, crime prevention, SWAT, aviation and bomb squad units. Attendees can also meet with North Collier Fire Control & Rescue Districts K-9 search and rescue team. Watch out for CCSO traffic deputiesHeres where Collier County Sheriffs Office deputies will be on traffic detail the week of May 8-12: Monday, May 8 Davis and Lakewood boulevards: Redlight running Vanderbilt Beach and GoodletteFrank roads: Red-light running Logan and Green boulevards: Speeding Tuesday, May 9 Coronado Parkway and Hunter Boulevard: Speeding Livingston Road and Orange Blossom Drive: Speeding Tropicana Boulevard and 32nd Avenue Southwest: Aggressive driving Wednesday, May 10 Golden Gate Parkway and Santa Barbara Boulevard: Red-light running Pine Ridge Road and I-75 northbound exit: Red-light running Radio Road and Madison Park Boulevard: Aggressive driving Thursday, May 11 Immokalee and Airport-Pulling roads: Aggressive driving Collier Boulevard and Rattlesnake Hammock Road: Speeding Pelican Marsh Boulevard and U.S. 41 North: Aggressive driving Friday, May 12 White Boulevard: Speeding Santa Barbara Boulevard and Golden Gate Parkway: Red-light running Vineyards and Arbor boulevards: Aggressive driving Sharpen your road skills at AARP classAARP offers classes to help older drivers learn about new traffic laws, refresh their driving skills and reduce their risk for tickets and accidents. Drivers over age 55 might be eligible for a discount on auto insurance. Cost is $15 for AARP members, $20 for others. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the number listed with the session you wish to attend. Thursday, May 18: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Williams Ministry Center, 750 Seagate Drive, Naples; 947-1727.
Founders Fund scholars announced Thirty-seven Collier County students are the newest recipients of scholarships from the Founders Fund. Since its inception in 1991, the fund has awarded more than 640 scholarships totaling more than $3.4 million. At the annual ice cream reception at the Club Pelican Bay, each student was presented with a nonrestrictive scholarship for $2,500 per academic year totaling a $10,000 overall scholarship. Students agree to remain in school fulltime and to maintain a B average or better. This year, the scholarship award amount was increased from $2,000 to $2,500 per year along with the number of recipients increasing from an average of 25 each year to 37. A total of 102 students will receive funds this year. Scholarship funds are raised via a golf event held every other year and through individual donations and the support of local business sponsors. Originally set up to help children of Club Pelican Bay employees, the scholarship program has expanded to include Collier County high schools. The 2017 recipients are: Barron Collier High School: Kala Ashlee Parkinson, Fiona Pashollari, Cecilia Sofia Peregrin and Jason Randall Community School of Naples: Tiffany Morina and Corey Hixson Golden Gate High School: Maria Martinez Reyes, Marlene Ruiz-Perez, Michelle Lauren Schubert and Lisa Tseng Gulf Coast High School: Nicole Garcia and Federico Martinez Immokalee High School: Azariah Howard, Erick Hidalgo and Rosalinda Matayer Lely High School: Jason Francoeur, Robert Garcia, Patrick Joseph, Erick Joseph, Watson Marcelin and Zuleima Toro Lorenzo Walker: Milagros Jerez, Brady Lee, Aurora Medellin-Gutierrez and Marshall Sharbaugh Naples High School: Cameron Mary Bonk, Camila Cal, Leo Gonzalez and Oscar Rodriguez Palmetto Ridge High School: Angie Emily Joseph, Ariel Marie McCrary, Taylor Sorrell and Andrea Vargas St. John Newman: John Zizzo Club Pelican Bay (Club Pelican Bay employees children): Thomas DeMallie, Brendan Fieger, Maddeline Gross and Donna Taylor For more information, call 593-0124 or visit www.thefoundersfundinc.org. Vanderbilt Beach Rd 91st Ave N Tamiami Trail N Tamiami Trail N9132 Strada PlPelican Ridge BlvdStrada PlaceMercato Dr for Cosmetic Dentistry Naples Center NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 A19 Look Younger Now! CURIOUS ABOUT THE LATEST IN FACIAL REJUVENATION?www.AzulBeauty.comSpace is limited. Call to reserve your seat! (239)415-7576FREE Educational SeminarMay 9th, May 11th, May 16thTOPICS DISCUSSED:The Non-Surgical Facelift Laser Facial Rejuvenation The Modern Facelift ....and more!This Anti-Aging Seminar Series is presented by Dr. Patrick Flaharty one of Floridas Premier Facial Cosmetic Surgeons SEMINAR DATE May 9th Naples May 11th Bonita Springs May 16th Fort Myers COURTESY PHOTO The 2017 scholarship recipients
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CHIP is a 12-week lifestyle education program designed to reduce many disease risk factors by combining better eating habits with exercise, stress management and good sleep habits. The primary goal is to lower blood cholesterol, hypertension and blood sugar levels and reduce excessive weight. This is achieved through nutrition education, a personalized daily exercise program and a support system provided by the group setting. Lifestyle modification as taught through CHIP has been shown to prevent, manage and even reverse chronic disease such as arthritis, certain cancers, depression, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, impotence and stroke, often as well as or better than many medicines without any side effects, except for weight loss. After an initial two-hour introductory presentation, enrollment commences for a total of 18 evening classes lasting 90 minutes each. Sessions include educational videos, class discussions, periodic food samplings, individual counseling, progress evaluations and three health screenings to measure fasting glucose, total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, HgbA1C, blood pressure, weight and abdominal girth. Dr. Amy Chappell and Heidi Roderick facilitate our CHIP program. Dr. Chappell also practices neurology as a volunteer at the Neighborhood Health Clinic. She facilitates CHIP as her way of helping put people in charge of their own health. CHIP graduates have all the tools they need to make good decisions in regards to their health, Dr. Chappell says. If they make poor decisions, it is not out of ignorance. Ms. Roderick, director of community wellness for our Y, complements Dr. Chappells expertise with her work in the exercise component of CHIP, providing guidance for individual and group exercises. After completing the program, CHIP graduates are invited to monthly events to help them stay motivated. Club CHIP events have included tennis clinics, 5K walks and potluck dinners. A nominal fee covers educational materials from the Lifestyle Medicine Institute (including a CHIP toolkit with a workbook, cookbook, water bottle, pedometer and textbook, all representing the tenets of the program: Live More, Eat More, Drink More, Move More and Learn More). The three sets of labs and a three-month YMCA membership are also included. Carleton Case, a longtime Naples Y member, volunteer and a former board chair, is a proud CHIP graduate. He and his wife signed up for the programs very first session in June 2015. CHIP was a marvelous experience for both of us, Mr. Case, who had become pre-diabetic, says. I became aware of how much sugar I consumed, and the dangers of eating too much red meat I lost more than 25 pounds, took several inches off my waist size and started to feel much better. He set an exercise goal to take daily steps and still tries to do 10,000 steps every weekday and 15,000 on weekends. I continue to watch my weight and HEALTHY LIVINGVolunteers SHINE light on concerns about insuranceElders in Naples, their caregivers and family members who have questions or concerns about Medicare and related health insurance topics have a new place to turn. The states SHINE Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders program is opening a counseling site at the Alzheimers Support Network, 660 Tamiami Trail N. Starting May 12, hours of operation will be from 1-3 p.m. every second Friday of the month. This is a new partnership between SHINE and the Alzheimers Support Network. A volunteer program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, SHINE empowers elders to make informed decisions about their health-care coverage. It is offered locally through the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida. SHINE volunteers can answer questions regarding Medicare, Medicaid, prescription assistance, longterm care planning and more. They can help seniors and the disabled on Medicare find assistance programs that might lower prescription drug costs, provide prescription drugs at no cost and help with Medicare Part B costs. To make an appointment for counseling at the new SHINE counseling site or other SHINE sites in Southwest Florida or to receive assistance by phone, call the toll-free Elder Helpline at 800-413-5337. For more information, visit www. floridashine.org. Survive & Thrive with sunset yoga at LaPlayaLaPlaya Beach & Golf Resorts hosts a sunset yoga on the beach session in partnership with Survive & Thrive from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6. Survive & Thrive offers yoga instruction and mindfulness techniques based THEIN CHAPPELL RODERICK A recent CHIP graduating class.CHIP sessions often include exercise, in this case tennis on the courts at the Greater Naples YMCA.SEE SURVIVE, A21 SEE CHIP, A21
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 A21 Friday, May 12, 2017 3:30 6PMDavid Lawrence Center 6075 Bathey Lane, NaplesFACILITY TOURS & RIBBON CUTTINGSDLC Childrens Outpatient Center / Genoa Pharmacy Healthcare Network of SW Florida Medical PracticeFUN FAMILY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS AND ADULTSHealth and Wellness Demonstrations / Brief Educational Presentations Community Resource ables / Food Vendors Art Therapy Craft Station / Super Hero Photo Booth / Rock Climbing Wall Fire Truck Demonstration / Meet a Therapy Dog & Therapy Horse Contests & Games / Childrens Art Therapy Showcase SPONSORS Win Awesome Prizes!Free, Family Fun Event Open to the Public Learn more about Local Mental Health Heroes during our Mental Health Awareness Month Health Fair & Grand Opening Celebration OPENHOUSE & GRAND OPENING CELEBRATE DAVIDLAWRENCECENTER.ORG David Lawrence Center celebrates Mental Health Awareness MonthThe David Lawrence Center, Collier Countys only comprehensive, notfor-profit mental health and substance abuse treatment facility serving children, adults and families, invites the public to an open house and mental health fair in celebration of National Mental Health Awareness Month from 3:30-6 p.m. Friday, May 12, at the main DLC campus off Golden Gate Parkway at 6075 Bathey Lane. All are welcome. The afternoon will celebrate the many heroes who support mental health in Southwest Florida with a variety of activities and demonstrations; community partner resource tables representing health, wellness and mental health providers; as well as brief educational presentations on the signs and symptoms of mental illness and substance abuse, bullying and how to live a healthy lifestyle. Facility tours and ribbon cuttings for DLCs new Childrens Outpatient Building, Genoa pharmacy and the new Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida medical practice are also planned. Attendees of all ages will enjoy lawn games, contests with prizes, an art therapy craft station, childrens art therapy showcase, a superhero photo booth, rock-climbing wall, fire truck demonstration and more. Food vendors will also be onsite. Former NFL plays and Drug Free Collier ambassadors Ike Alama-Francis and David Jones will be on hand to meet and greet attendees, as will a therapy horse from Naples Therapeutic Riding Center (formerly Naples Equestrian Challenge) and a therapy dog. Sponsors to date include Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, Florida Weekly, Genoa Pharmacy and Neapolitan Family and eBella magazines. Community partners to date include Collier County Sheriffs Office, Collier County Fire Department, Genoa Pharmacy, Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, Naples Therapeutic Riding Center, Drug Free Collier, Jansen Pharmaceuticals, Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples, MaxFlex Fitness, Florida Art Therapy Services, Project HELP, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Naples Vet Center, Valeries House, Storytellers Creative Arts, Open Mind Zen Center and registered nutritionist Dawn Gray. Admission is free. For more information, call the David Lawrence Center at 455-8500, ext. 1568, or visit www.davidlawrencecenter.org. on cancer sensitivity programming. The organizations certified yoga instructors are also trained by Yoga4Cancer to provide the safest and most effective methodology for student experience. The sunset yoga class is part of a wellness campaign promoted by LaPlaya. It will be led by local yoga instructor Wendy Campbell, the founder of Survive & Thrive. As a survivor of Hodgkins lymphoma, Ms. Campbell created the organization as a response to her journey living with and healing from cancer. The organization is committed to sharing practices that reduce suffering and cultivate freedom, choice and balance. After class, participants will enjoy light bites and refreshing drinks. Bring yoga mat or beach towel; the resort will provide a towel and water. Cost is $30 in advance, $40 at the door ($10 for children). All proceeds from registration will benefit Survive & Thrive. Attendees can also purchase raffle tickets to win an 80-minute traditional couples massage from the resorts SpaTerre. RSVP by emailing LaPlayaEvents@ glodownead.com. For more information about Survive & Thrive, visit www.wendycampbellyoga.com/survive-thrive. perform a regular regimen of physical exercises each day, he says. Best of all, I continue to feel better, and my family continues to support me and appreciates me more. Mr. Case, whose business involves employee benefits, says he continues to see how much money companies pay out because of employee health problems. Some of this could be avoided by better lifetime choices like those that I learned to make through CHIP, he says. CHIP is also widely endorsed by the Collier County School System, which pays for 10 of its employees to attend each CHIP session. For more information about CHIP and when the next session begins, call Ms. Roderick at 597-3148 or visit www.greaternaplesymca.org or www.chiphealth. com. Paul Thein is president and CEO of the Greater Naples YMCA, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.CHIPFrom page 20SURVIVEFrom page 20 Clear your head with Spring Cleaning for the MindSweep away the emotional cobwebs of the past, clear out fears of the future and organize your thoughts and feelings so you can be present in the moment with help from Spring Cleaning for the Mind from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at Monarch Wellness. Offered in collaboration with the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida, the session with feature presenters from Monarch Wellness as well as gentle yoga instructor Devi Rosado and licensed clinical social worker Cicily Santora. Monarch Wellness is at 843 Myrtle Terrace in Naples. Attendance is free, but reserva tions are required. Call Brian Follweiler at the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida, 261-5405, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A22 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.ECOF.comClearly, the right choice Clearlytherightchoice Clearlytherightchoice Since 1971 888 EYE APPT David C. Brown, MD, FACSFounder & Medical DirectorLifetime Eye Care for the Entire Family12 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS Interventional Pain ManagementDeWayne Lockhart, Jr., M.D. ASSOCIATES INMEDICINE & SURGERY NEW Estero LocationAccepting New Patients Internal Medicine Same Day Appointment PET TALESKitten fixWhen should your kitten be spayed or neutered? Earlier than you might think, experts say BY KIM CAMPBELL THORNTONAndrews McMeel SyndicationIts kitten season! If you are bringing home one of the little fluffballs, theres more to think about than cuddling and catnip. Feline veterinary specialists recommend scheduling spay or neuter surgery before a kitten is 5 months old. That might seem young, especially for such a tiny animal, but cats are precocious when it comes to reproduction. Kittens as young as 4 months are capable of producing kittens of their own. Thats just one of the reasons that the Veterinary Task Force on Feline Sterilization says the optimal age for sterilization surgery is 5 months or earlier. Supporting the recommendation are the American Animal Hospital Association, the American Association of Feline Practitioners, the Association of Shelter Veterinarians, the Cat Fanciers Association, the International Cat Association and the Winn Feline Foundation.The 6-month rule that so many veterinarians and so many clients have in their heads as what is perceived as the ideal time for a spay or neuter procedure is arbitrary, says AAFP president Lauren Demos, DVM. There is no solid basis to say that this is the reason spaying and neutering needs to be done at that point in time. There is no specific piece of data that we are aware of that says, This is why cats do better at this date. Kitten population control is an important facet of spay/neuter surgery. Fewer unwanted litters are always a good thing in any community. But there are other reasons veterinarians and animal welfare supporters think spaying and neutering by 5 months of age is a good idea. Performing sterilization surgery by that age has benefits for owners, cats and veterinarians alike. I dont know if youve ever heard a female cat in heat. I have, and the intensity of the screeching still sticks in my mind some 30 years later. Putting off spay surgery until shes older can land you with a female kitten who is intent on finding male companionship and who is desirous of letting the whole neighborhood know about it. Intact male cats also vocalize, as well as mark their territory with urine and attempt to escape in search of a willing and able female. Sterilizing them before they hit puberty curbs these unwanted behaviors. It also typically costs less to spay a female who is not in full-blown heat. Scheduling sterilization surgery at the same time as other routine kitten wellness care can help to prevent the procrastination effect that often occurs when owners must wait two months to bring kittens back in for the procedure. Its all too easy to get caught up by other things that need to be done. Making time to get the kitten spayed or neutered is one of those things that often gets bumped down the list because it doesnt seem urgent. For cats, one benefit that lasts throughout life is a lower risk of mammary cancer. Because the surgery goes more quickly, kittens are typically anesthetized for a shorter period, Dr. Demos says. She adds that younger patients also bounce back more quickly from surgery. An advantage for veterinarians is that young kittens bleed less than adult cats. They also have less body fat, making it easier to see organs. Are there drawbacks? Some studies have found that certain dog breeds gain health benefits from spay/neuter surgery at a later age. But cats dont seem to have increased risk for any health problems following sterilization surgery, says Julie K. Levy, DVM, professor at Maddies Shelter Medicine at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Theres so much vigor in the natural cat that were not seeing major medical outcomes for minor interventions like we might in dogs. Pets of the Week>> Cinnamon Bun is a senior neutered mix who hopes it doesnt take long to nd his forever family. His long, matted hair has to be shaved but will grow back beautifully. >> Java is an adult neutered mix who is full of personality and wants to warm his way into a forever home and a cozy lap. >> Serenading Sam is a neutered adult male domestic shorthair who has adorable expressions. >> Target is a spayed adult domestic shorthair who has lovely markings and wants to be your target for adoption.To adopt or foster a petThis weeks adoptable pets are from Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue, an all-volunteer, foster home rescue organization. For more information, call 434-7480, email Admin@ BrookesLegacyAnimalRescue.org or visit www. brookeslegacyanimalrescue.com. Many studies support the safety of altering kittens at 5 months or earlier.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 NEWS A23 THE DIVA DIARIESForget the blender, help pay for Susie and Dougs honeymoon As we usher in May, weve gone from tourist/event/festival season directly into my favorite time of year. Oh, I know the heat and humidity and love bugs are all on their way, but I prefer to look at the bright side: Its wedding season! No one adores a wedding more than I. Yes, in 1981, I woke up well before dawn to watch the coverage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencers storybook nuptials on TV, but not just because Im a hugely dedicated anglophile from way back I simply love watching people get married. For years after Charles and Dianas, whenever I attended a wedding I would picture myself marrying Charles younger brother, Prince Edward. Not because he was particularly cute (hes not and his ears are enormous), but because he was the only age-appropriate member of the British royal bloodline for me, and I desperately wanted a royal wedding. That dream fizzled when I became old enough to realize that there was only a very, very slim chance that Id run into the younger prince at any of my favorite haunts, such as Ross Dress for Less or the Twistee Treat on U.S. 41. Sigh. I eventually married Prince Todd of Tennessee, and now that its May and our calendar is filling up with weddings, I couldnt be giddier. As thrilled as I am, however, Im busily trying to keep up with the shifting of traditions. For instance, more and more marrying couples are foregoing wedding registries and instead suggesting cold, hard cash in place of customary gifts. I remember going to weddings in my early 20s when I was working up to three jobs at a time, raising my son and rushing around with no time to organize (plus, there was no such thing as Amazon Prime back in those medieval times) and once asking my mother if I could just throw a bit of cash in with my wedding card to the couple and be done with it. Being the well-mannered lady she was, she told me no. It went something like this: If the bride and groom could take the time to send you an invitation and prepare you a seat at their table, you can certainly take the time to purchase something memorable for them to remember their special day and that they celebrated it with you. She went on to tell me it was fine for the brides Uncle Earl or the grooms grandpa to slip the couple a wad of twenties, but not me which was actually fine, because I only had a (very small) wad of fives anyway. The idea, my mother explained, was, for instance, if I gave the couple champagne flutes, every time they used them they would be reminded of the day they got married, and no amount of cash could create memories the way thoughtfully chosen gifts could. These days, the internet has figured a way around the cold-heartedness of cash by creating websites such as www. Honeyfund.com and www.HoneymoonWishes.com and (gasp) even www. GoFundMe.com. The idea behind the first two is that we get to sponsor specific honeymoon experiences for the newlyweds. For instance, a contribution of $100 would go toward a spa experience for two; for $50, you can contribute to a room service breakfast, and so on. GoFundMe, of course, is a bit less romantic in the sense that most couples on that site simply ask for straightup contributions and I guess you just assume its for margaritas on the beach or a day of parasailing or maybe its going toward their Mastercard statement or even their cable bill. Who knows? But then again, one might argue, who cares? Some time ago I was invited to an out-of-town wedding I was unable to attend, but since the HoneyFund registry website was printed on the invitation, for $75 I happily sponsored the cab ride that the couple took from the airport to the island resort where they spent their first days and nights of wedded bliss. I like to think they enjoyed that cab ride and said nice things about me the entire ride: Wasnt it wonderful for Stephanie to give us this cab ride? Yes, she is so generous. This is much more romantic than hitchhiking. What a shame she couldnt make it to the wedding. I missed her terribly. I love Stephanie so much! Sadly, they divorced less than a year later. Thankfully, they never had to worry about who got the champagne flutes. But theyll always have that taxi ride. Ciao for now, my lovelies! Stay tuned for another divalicious diary entry next week I t I u t m i stephanieDAVIS email@example.com
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B4 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY MONEY & INVESTINGTariffs on Canadian wood products will hurt U.S. consumersWhen you think of countries that conduct unfair trade practices that hurt American companies and consumers, which do you think of first? China, with its currency manipulation? Mexico, with its cheap labor? European countries, with their high import duties and taxes? If you are Donald Trump, the first country that comes to mind appears to be Canada. Yes, our hostile neighbor to the north became the first target of President Trump when he imposed new tariffs on imported soft wood products into the U.S. He further threatened duties on dairy products from Canada. So why does the government feel that Canadas products are unfair and what effect will these taxes have on the U.S.? In Canada, most timberland is owned by the government. According to the U.S., the government then sells rights to harvest these trees to Canadian companies at below market prices. In effect, the government is artificially lowering costs for its domestic wood product industry. As a result, Canadian lumber is often 20 percent to 30 percent cheaper than U.S.-produced products. Clearly, the lumber industry in the U.S. has been hurt by cheap Canadian lumber crossing the border. U.S. loggers are losing their jobs to foreign Canadian workers. In fact, if you polled most Americans, I would bet the vast majority would be against these Canadian unfair trade practices. But what if you asked those same Americans if they would be in favor of a new Canadian government proposal to write every new homebuyer in the U.S. a check for $3,000, no strings attached? I would bet that close to 100 percent of those same people would be in favor of such a plan. That is what the Canadian subsidies accomplish. In essence, Canadian taxpayers are subsidizing Canadian lumber, which is then exported into the U.S. Because of this, a typical house will then cost $3,000 less to construct, all thanks to our northern friend. So anyone who buys a ream of paper, wood dresser or any other wood product is a direct beneficiary of Canadian tax policy. Does this mean that the U.S. should not be wary of those governments that subsidize private industry exports? Not at all. The danger is that cheap foreign imports will drive U.S. domestic industry out of business and then those exporters will have a monopoly and be able to raise prices at will. This is especially true in industries with significant barriers to entry. But in this case, both trees and cows are very plentiful both in the U.S. and Canada so I dont see Canadian lumber and dairy companies driving U.S. companies out of business. The U.S. housing sector and individual consumers will be the ones hurt with Trumps new tariffs, as people have to pay more for lumber and wood products. What if Canada retaliates against the U.S. by imposing tariffs on U.S. subsidized goods, like sugar? With Trump already pulling out of the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership and threatening to pull out of NAFTA, the U.S. could be on the brink of a new era of global trade wars. And that, I promise, will not end well for anyone. Eric Bretan, the co-owner of Ricks Estate & Jewelry Buyers in Punta Gorda, was a senior derivatives marketer and investment banker for more than 15 years at several global banks. p l c U l ericBRETANestaterick@gmail.com ees diminish morale, reduce efficiency and cripple companies. If this scenario describes your business hiring record, youre not alone. Hiring consultant Scott Wintrip blames a phenomenon he calls hiring blindness, and its effects can be devastating to a company and its team members. Fortunately, Mr. Wintrip, who is the author of High Velocity Hiring: How to Hire Top Talent in an Instant, has a solution: Rather than counting on one person to interview prospective employees, use a hiring team. Hiring blindness consistently results in ill-suited employment pairings, he says. Thats because great interviewers routinely overlook crucial details. Natural gaps and limits in perception keep hiring managers from accurately assessing a job candidates abilities, even when theyre supported by a rigorous candidate selection process. The key to curing hiring blindness is to build a team of hiring managers with who have complementary hiring styles and who can format all interviews as a team effort. This approach reduces effort and increases hiring speed, Mr. Wintrip says. Instead of separate interviews that consume most of the day, a brief screening interview by phone is followed by one hands-on interview with the hiring team. With all four hiring styles in the room, interviewers rarely miss anything thats important or unexpected.Determine your hiring styleYour personality, expertise and experiences shape your approach to leadership and how you select talent, Mr. Wintrip explains, adding there are four basic styles of hiring:1. Tacklers: These hiring managers are fast and decisive. They want to be in control and reach goals quickly. During interviews, they get to the point quickly and appreciate people who do the same. Tacklers tend to hire candidates they think will condense timelines and hit targets fast. 2. Tellers: These people are talkers who use their communication skills to motivate people. They talk a lot during interviews, often selling the candidate on the company and potential opportunities. Tellers tend to hire candidates they think will act upon what the teller has said. 3. Tailors: These are collaborators. They point out that theres no I in team. During interviews, they build a rapport and allow conversation to become an open exchange of thoughts and feelings. Tailors tend to hire candidates they think are capable of cultivating strong workplace relationships. 4. Testers: These date-driven hiring managers thrive on clarity. They make decisions based on tangible evidence. During interviews, they gather pertinent details and value facts over stories. Testers tend to hire candidates who offer quantitative evidence that theyre right for the job.Recognize your blind spotsBlind spots hamper effective interviewing, so be sure to listen to and communicate with your teammates for added insight into each job candidate. Tacklers see drive, Tellers see buy-in to the company mission, Tailors see potential collaborators and Testers see details. All four styles tend to miss things the others see; therefore, every bit of input matters greatly. To put it simply, people have a tendency to see what theyre looking for, especially when their minds are primed and ready to see specific things, Mr. Wintrip says. In hiring terms, what this means is that you can be blinded by your own expectations.Assemble a well-rounded teamIts important to stack your hiring team with people of all four styles. This will give you an expansive, 360-degree view of a candidate. A team composed of people with diverse hiring styles gives you a more realistic perspective than if your team were composed of people with just one or two styles, Mr. Wintrip says.Coordinate before interviewingTo best leverage each hiring style, your team should have a discussion that answers the following questions: What are my styles blind spots? What other styles can better see what Im not seeing? What past hiring mistakes have we made repeatedly?And how will the hiring team use its combined styles to avoid making those mistakes again? What do we need to know about a candidate, and how can we best uncover that information? Failing to hire the right candidate quickly cripples companies, Mr. Wintrip concludes. As the speed of business continues to increase, its more important than ever to fill open positions with precision and accuracy. Companies must streamline their selection process for identifying top talent. A hiring team is the answer. Together, they can use their collective skills to quickly spot the best candidate and help their company thrive. Scott Wintrip has changed how thousands of companies across the globe find and select employees, helping design and implement a process to hire top talent in less than an hour. For five consecutive years, Staffing Industry Analysts, a Crain Communications company, has awarded Mr. Wintrip a place on its list of the 100 most influential staffing leaders in the world. He is a member of the Million Dollar Consultant Hall of Fame and was recently inducted into the Staffing 100 Hall of Fame. He lives in St. Petersburg. HIRESFrom page 1 A team composed of people with diverse hiring styles gives you a more realistic perspective than if your team were composed of people with just one or two styles. Scott Wintrip, author of High Velocity Hiring: How to Hire Top Talent in an Instant WINTRIP
board of directors. Furthering the cause of bettering the world around her couldnt be more natural for the Cleveland native. In my opinion, all work can and should be related to lifting up the fellow man in some way, she says. I personally feel most motivated by doing work that makes a positive impact on peoples lives, above anything else. Her career change came about at a time when shed decided to open herself up to other professional opportunities and a friend at the chamber, Kaitlan Benedict, encouraged her to apply for the vice president post. I had no experience in this work, so I was hesitant to do it, but with her push, I did, Ms. Beights says. I had a really wonderful time learning about the chamber and its work. They asked if I had any concerns, to which I simply replied, kind of jokingly, What are your concerns, because I dont have any experience? But they had the foresight to see that the work a teacher does in the classroom actually translates well into the work I would be doing here at the foundation. Im very happy and absolutely love my job.Her goals in administering the LCFs five programs include improving and fine-tuning outreach efforts and delving more deeply into the organizations mission of creating a broad-based network of community leaders who utilize continuing education, shared perspectives and community involvement to benefit the public interest. She is also focused on expanding the organizations vision for what the programs can accomplish, especially where reaching more youths is concerned, such as through Youth Leadership Collier. Improving the foundations involvement in expanding internship and workbased learning opportunities for youths is another priority. With our youth program, we can reach 33 students a year and thats a wonderful thing, she says. But how we can reach more students with internships and work-based learning is something were thinking about seriously. Since we represent our countys businesses and our countys leadership, that would seem to be only natural. The school system is doing great work preparing students. Were wondering whos doing great work to prepare our businesses, and we think that should be us.Ms. Beights created the Get Involved Collier! Volunteer Expo in 2015 to connect people looking to donate time to worthwhile causes and the communitys volunteer opportunities. The event, held in partnership with United Way of Collier County and the Community Foundation of Collier County, attracted more than 60 nonprofits and more than 400 attendees in its first year, and 70 organizations last year. There was, and still is, a need for connecting our community members to the 400-plus nonprofit organizations that need volunteer support, she says. The event has room for growth and finetuning, but I am quite proud of it! Mrs. Beights received a bachelors degree in interpersonal communications from Ohio University and a masters in curriculum instruction at Florida Gulf Coast University. She initially moved to Collier County in 2004 after visiting her parents here. She and her husband, Andrew, moved to Chicago in 2008, but they returned to Naples 2012. She says the support of her husband, who is director of technical education at Seacrest Country Day School, helps to sustain her in a job that sometimes requires 12-hour days. And he assists wherever possible, such as by serving as a volunteer photographer for LCF program graduation ceremonies. The couple mentors a child through the Big Brother/Big Sister branch in Collier County. Mrs. Beights had a hard time singling out a particular accomplishment or aspect of her job that provides the most satisfaction. I think what it all boils down to is that through my work, I have the privilege of managing, truly changes lives, she says. There are countless stories about lives that have changed for the better because of the experience of our programs, and Ill forever be proud of that. For more information about the Leadership Collier Foundation, call Ms. Beights at 262-6376, email Amanda@ napleschamber.org or visit www.napleschamber.org/leadership-programs. Interview with Amanda BeightsBusiness mentor: I have the privilege of working with dozens of our communitys best leaders If I were pressed to choose just one, it might be my first mentor at the chamber, Chief Stephanie Spell of the Collier County Sheriffs Office. She chaired Leadership Collier my first year and second year, and I was so grateful to be under her wing. To this day, she is just a phone call or text away when I am seeking good counsel. First job: I was a counselor at a summer camp for children with special needs. Business words of wisdom: Great leaders do not set out to be leaders. They set out to make a difference. Its never about the role; its always about the goal. Ive actually never wanted to be a leader, but I feel greatly compelled make my work the best it can be so I can make a real difference. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 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 Awards & Recognition CJ Hueston, president and CEO of Corporate Dimensions Inc., has been named the 2016-2017 recipient of the Leadership Collier Foundation Alumni Associations Distinguished Alumni Award. Ms. Hueston founded her recruitment business in 1998. She previously served as president of International Automated Energy Systems, a division of the Barron Collier Companies, for 12 years growing it from a small regional company into a national player in the fleet management industry. She was one of founders of the Youth Leadership program within the Leadership Collier Foundation and is a graduate of Leadership Collier. Additionally, she served as chair of the board of directors of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and chair of the Leadership Collier Foundation board. She was also awarded 2004 President of the Year by the Presidents Forum of Southwest Florida and was distinguished as one of 20 2007 Business Champions in Collier County. She received the 2014 Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year in recognition of leading her Leadership Collier Alumni Foundation team to create the 25th anniversary of Leadership Collier event. Law Enforcement Chief Michael Hedberg of the Collier County Sheriffs was one of 227 law enforcement officers from around the world who graduated recently from the 267th session of the FBIs National Academy Program at Quantico, Va. Chief Hedberg serves as general counsel and head of the Legal and Court Services Department under Sheriff Kevin Rambosk. He provides training to agency members and the public and is an adjunct professor at Barry University, teaching in the areas of public law, administration and employment law for business. Originally from Chicago, Chief Hedberg came to Naples in 1982 after serving overseas in the Navy. He began his career with CCSO in 1987 as a certified deputy in road patrol. He went on to work in the Criminal Investigations Division, where he worked in the property crimes and violent crimes bureaus. Prior to graduating from Stetson University College of Law, he received a bachelors degree in public administration from Barry University. He is active in the community, working in and promoting youth sports programs, serving on the boards of North Naples Little League, Naples Hurricanes football and cheerleading programs and Barron Collier High School Sports Boosters. He has also served as a board member of Drug Free Collier. Nonpro t Organizations Ronald McNeill Jr. has been named chief development officer of the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County. His hiring comes just after the board of directors launched the second capital campaign to complete the next phases of the nonprofits campus in Immokalee. Mr. McNeill has more than 15 years of nonprofit fundraising, government relations and youth development experience. Prior to joining the BGCCC senior leadership team, he was director of government relations with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, overseeing nearly $30 million in federal and state government funding initiatives in nine states throughout the southeast region. He has also served as executive director of the Independent College Fund of North Carolina, and prior to that worked in multiple operations and administrative roles at a Boys & Girls Club in eastern North Carolina. He earned a bachelors degree in child development and family relations from East Carolina University and a masters of public administration from North Carolina Central University. Senior Living Vanessa DiPaolo has been named director of sales for Moorings Park at Grey Oaks and is responsible for the sales effort for Oakstone, the communitys assisted living and memory care center, as well as the communitys independent living residences. She previously held the same position at Orchid Terrace on the main campus of Moorings Park. Ms. DiPaolo was the sales director for La Posada in Palm Beach Gardens before moving to Southwest Florida in 2015. She earned a bachelors degree in resort and hospitality management from Florida Gulf Coast University. ON THE MOVEHUESTON HEDBERG MCNEILL DIPAOLO BEIGHTSFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTOAmanda Beights offers her time and talent as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity of Collier County, among several other community causes.
B6 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY BUSINESS MEETINGS The Above Board Chamber meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, May 8, at the Hilton Naples. A panel discussion about Ethics in Business will be emceed by Eric Dent, Ph.D., Uncommon Friends Endowed Chair of Ethics in the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University. 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. $30 for Above Board members, $35 for others. Sign up at www.aboveboardchamber.com. For information about membership, call Jeanne Sweeney 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 PR consultant Cyndee Woolley, the author of Building Brand (You), which has been integrated into the executive MBA program at Hodges University. Sign up at www.wnocc.org. The annual post-legislative update for members and guests of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place during Wake Up Naples from 7-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, at the Hilton Naples. $25 for members in advance, $35 for members and others at the door. Sign up at www.napleschamber.org/events. The Southwest Florida chapter of Florida Certified Commercial Investment meets from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at Ocean Prime on Fifth Avenue South. Guest speaker Naples restaurateur and hotelier Phil McCabe will provide an overview of his local development projects, the newest of which are the Inn on Fifth Residences with 51 suites and 54 condominiums, and Fifth and Fifth, a -acre, mixed-use development of luxury residences and retail space on Fifth Avenue South. Admission is $10 for CCIM Southwest Florida district members, $5 for FGCU students and $20 for others. Reservations can be made at www.flccim. com/events. For more information, call Gerald Hendry at 337-0555. 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. 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My former businesses included magazines (such as People and Sports Illustrated), hardcover books, comic books, recorded music and even AOL. My market value recently topped $75 billion, and I employ around 25,000 people. AT&T is aiming to buy me. Who am I? (Answer: Time Warner) Mysterious PurchasesQWhen one company buys another, where does that money actually go? P.S., Dalton, GeorgiaAIf the acquirer pays cash, the money goes to the shareholders of the acquired company. There might also be payments to other owner classes, such as holders of preferred stock. Some of the cash tendered will occasionally go to debt holders, if part of the purchase price is allocated to buying back debt.If the acquirer pays with its own stock instead of cash, then shareholders of the acquired company will get shares of the acquiring company in exchange for their shares of the acquired company. They can sell these shares for cash or simply hold on.Companies typically buy other companies for more than their prepurchase market price, paying a premium. Some purchases involve combinations of cash and stock. ***QWhat does a companys market cap refer to? H.B., Rochester, MinnesotaAA companys market capitalization reflects the value the stock market is placing on it right now. To get it, you multiply the total number of shares outstanding by the stock price. For example, multiplying Apples 5.25 billion shares times its recent stock price of about $141 yields a market cap of $740 billion. 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Vanderbilt Surf Colony #305 Joanne MacLeod 239.272.7679 Web ID 216057609 $499,000 2199 Miramonte Way Carol Reid 239.269.9555 Web ID 217005111 $2,499,000 8123 Wilshire Lakes Boulevard Randy Lichtman 239.272.0300 Web ID 217019100 $682,900 85 Shores Avenue Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 216045505 $425,000 172 Seabreeze Avenue Shirlene Elkins 239.777.9574 Web ID 216080351 $3,950,000 699 99th Avenue North Charlina McGee 239.770.1911 Web ID 216072990 $519,000 4202 Snowberry Lane Vanya/Dimo Demirev 239.565.0550 Web ID 216013782 $999,000 6520 Ilex Circle Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 217028690 $350,000 3448 Donoso Court Ruth Trettis 239.571.6760 Web ID 216062860 $425,000 Regatta #604 Dave Urness 239.273.0971 Web ID 217018510 $1,190,000 The Strada #7209 Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 Web ID 217029751 $499,000 The Strada #5206 Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 Web ID 217028635 $899,000 Vanderbilt Gulfside #104 Harriet Harnar 239.273.5443 Web ID 216078083 $1,180,000 1449 Nighthawk Pointe Heather Hobrock 239.370.3944 Web ID 217029977 $4,995,000 Bayfront #3302 Cindy Thompson 239.860.6513 Web ID 216078898 $525,000 1729 Camelia Lane Aysim Eserdag 239.404.6891 Web ID 217004552 $399,000 8924 Mustang Island Circle Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 217026683 $595,000 Mariners Cove #C-204 Techrin Hijazi Carbary 239.250.8688 Web ID 217030148 $499,000 6971 Mauna Loa Lane Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 Web ID 217000349 $605,000 2841 Capistrano Way Fahada Saad 239.595.8500 Web ID WAYL110416IHE $2,290,000 1276 Osprey Trail Melissa Williams 239.248.7238 Web ID 216074004 $1,975,000 Terra Verde #2396 Fahada Saad 239.595.8500 Web ID 217020625 $725,000 6072 Sunnyslope Drive Ruth Bethem 239.777.7007 Web ID 216026286 $1,575,000 1486 Anhinga Pointe Sam Heitman 239.537.2018 Web ID 216038328 $1,245,000 16836 Brightling Way Heather Hobrock 239.370.3944 Web ID 216064097 $1,690,000 3035 Mona Lisa Boulevard Sandra McCarthy-Meeks 239.287.7921 Web ID 216066464 $1,299,900 16838 Cabreo Drive Jutta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 239.659.5113 Web ID 215056485 $838,000 200 Fairway Circle Virginia/Randy Wilson 239.450.9090 Web ID 217007236 $474,900 2918 Gilford Way Debron Fowles 239.826.6655 Web ID 217024818 $450,000 15275 Devon Green Lane Susan Barton 239.860.1412 Web ID 217003696 $589,900 Residences #404 Suzanne Ring 239.821.7550 Web ID 216056015 $1,269,000 Mango Cay #5789 Cynthia Rosa 239.287.6015 Web ID 217030261 $469,000 7395 Monteverde Way Lynn Applebaum 239.776.5055 Web ID 216066558 $720,000 16508 Talis Park Drive Friley Saucier 239.293.3532 Web ID 216072501 $1,275,000 GREY OAKS NORTH NAPLES VANDERBILT BEACH PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM YOUR LOCALLY OWNED PARTNER WITH A GLOBAL REACH
1150 Ludlam Court Paul Strong 239.404.3280 Web ID 217030159 $915,000 9360 Vadala Bend Court Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 216075847 $694,900 301 Lamplighter Drive David Gape 239.404.7032 Web ID 217030125 $795,000 2818 Aviamar Circle Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 217027819 $437,500 1470 Caxambas Court Helga Wetzold 239.821.6905 Web ID 216071716 $3,395,000 132 Saxon Street Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 Web ID 217009392 $799,000 1695 Ludlow Road Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 216049839 $2,195,000 215 Seahorse Court Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 216066674 $1,020,000 1635 Ludlow Road Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 216054517 $2,400,000 305 Grapewood Court Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 217013911 $550,000 Gulfview #1914 Cathy Brodie 239.272.7725 Web ID 216072285 $599,900 Royal Marco Point #2-509 Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 Web ID 217029848 $1,095,000 South Seas #1003 Cathy Brodie 239.272.7725 Web ID 216072009 $647,000 1420 Firwood Court Roe Tamagni 239.398.1222 Web ID 217015201 $1,299,000 South Seas #2-905 Helga Wetzold 239.821.6905 Web ID 216055607 $535,000 South Seas #1805 Helga Wetzold 239.821.6905 Web ID 217029034 $469,000 1500 Winterberry Drive Vince Colace 239.260.3333 Web ID 216071329 $1,088,800 Sunset House #304 Vince Colace 239.260.3333 Web ID 217030214 $375,700 741 North Bareld Drive Paul Strong 239.404.3280 Web ID 217030282 $369,000 Ville De Marco West #B101 Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 217002740 $399,500 Menaggio #101 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216007406 $549,000 9189 Campanile Circle Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216051904 $499,900 Serena #2-202 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 216016877 $459,000 Callista #204 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 217002486 $449,000 Menaggio #202 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 216039476 $548,000 Menaggio #102 ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 216076003 $449,900 Cascada #202 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216015042 $424,000 Montreux #103 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 217012645 $399,000 Cherry Oaks #202 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 215058103 $380,000 Varenna #201 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216069180 $448,000 Serena #102 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 217020537 $397,000 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 MAY 4-10, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks Pkwy Corkscrew Rd Coconut 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 e e 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 3 5 15 16 17 14 11 7 19 8 12 18 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 32 33 34 21 35 36*For illustration purposes only.Naples Marco Island >$4,000,000 >$6,000,000 >$11,000,000 >$13,000,000 38 40 39 51 2 6 10 13 1 42 46 52 53 50 47 9 49 41 43 55 44 45 48 54 37 56
hard-money lenders, expect the financing costs to be higher than what youd pay for a mortgage if you were buying a house to live in. Keeping an eye on your total budget is essential. If you borrow enough money to make the purchase but dont have cash on hand to pay for the renovations and unexpected contingencies, youll be stuck before you even start. In addition to the purchase price, youll need money for renovations, upgrades, inspections and permits. Also, consider the cost of ownership between the purchase and sale. Carrying costs, including utilities, financing, insurance and property maintenance, can add up each month. You want to move fast to evaluate a home and put in an offer before someone else buys it. And once you buy the home, theres another race against time to complete the work and make a sale. Working with a trusted contractor and real estate attorney can help expedite the project. Bottom line: Flipping homes can be profitable, particularly for those who have professional real estate experience, but dont expect it to be easy money. Nathaniel Sillin is a financial expert who directs Practical Money Skills for Life, a free financial education program. See www.practicalmoneyskills.com for more information. Former Model$2,499,000MIRAMONTE AT GREY OAKS Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each o ce is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity.Carol Reid (239) 269-9555 Sonya Shaheen (239) 877-2797Your Grey Oaks Estuary Sales Team Call for a private showing2199 Miramonte Way 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. BOATERS DELIGHT1660 Galleon Court $824,900 Pride in ownership. Custom home with quick out to gulf. Dock/lift/2 jet ski lifts. Upgraded ss appliances. Bonus room. NEW TO MARKET Greenlinks #223 Lely Resort $219,000 Great investment, income guaranteed. Live in it, rent it or vacation in it. 2 BR/2 BA Plus den. Fully furnished/turnkey. Live in this Resort community & enjoy the lifestyle. CLOSE TO BEACH Dela Park Place #204 $565,000 Uncompromised, expansive view of the Gulf. Many amenities in this gated complex. Southern exposure and loads of light. 2BR/2BA, 1,257 sq. ft. BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPING 1830 Menorca Court $810,000 Beautiful river area with quick out on a direct access waterway. Very large rooms, Cheerful, bright & open. 3 BR/2 BA. Kitchen oers breakfast nook or breakfast bar. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 B19FLIPFrom page 9 9234 Marble Stone Drive $1,999,000Custom lakeside dream! Offered turnkey with designer nishes. 4BR+den/5BA, 4,300 SF, 3-car garage, 2 master suites, innity pool, gas cooking and second-oor balcony. You must see this home! Call Greg Sofranko 239-877-1966 THE RAWN GROUPS QUARRYOPEN HOUSE SHOWCASETour a variety of homes with price points reaching $2 million at The Quarrytheres something for everyone! Brought to you by The Rawn Group. 9542 Ironstone Terrace #101 $307,000Light and bright rst-oor coach home! 3BR/2BA, 1,654 SF, 2-car garage, tile oors, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, upgraded cabinetry and low HOA fees. Enjoy private, relaxing nights in the winter retreat! Call Greg Sofranko 239-877-1966 9516 Ironstone Terrace #101 $285,000Turnkey neutral dcor 2BR+den/2BA with 2-car garage. Granite, 42" cherry cabinets and stainless steel kitchen; cherry cabinetry in baths and laundry. Granite and dual sinks in mast er; living areas have diagonal tile. Call Monica 239-272-3468 9419 Quarry Drive $579,000Your chance for big water in The Quarry! Expanded lanai with picture screen window. Upgraded landscaping, stone elevation, no neighbor across from you, hurricane shutters, custom built-ins and much more! Call Greg Sofranko 239-877-1966 9515 Flint Court $539,000Shabby chic retreat with lake access, pool and spa, oversized lanai and fantastic views of water! 3BR/2BA, 1,811 SF, great room oor plan. Furniture staged by Surroundings of Naples. Must see! Call Greg Sofranko 239-877-1966 9657 Cobalt Cove Circle $619,000Pristine 3BR+den/3BA lake view home with oversized lot, extended garage, impact windows and doors, upgraded appliances and cabinetry, granite counters, saltwater pool and pool bath. Call Lloyd 239-272-4144
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY | SECTION CWWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 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 | 239.262.4242BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com The Friends of Rookery Bay host an opening reception for Fine Art of Lee Hammond from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Centers art gallery. The exhibit featuring a selection of the artists works in graphite, colored pencil and acrylic paintings will hang through mid-September. As the resident artist at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Ms. Hammond teaches a variety of daily and weekly classes at the learning center. I teach all subject matter and all mediums, she says, adding the exhibit represents everything that she teaches. Mostly a self-taught artist, Ms. Hammond created her unique drawing style while simultaneously teaching art classes as far back as an undergraduate at University of Nebraska in 1974. Aside from working as an instructor, she has held a number of corporate art positions BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.com SEE HAMMOND, C5 Rookery Bay showcases works by resident artist How to describe Postmodern Jukebox? Just imagine if sheet music for todays hits were somehow sent back in time and interpreted by composers such as Scott Joplin or George Gershwin. And then those arrangements were sung by sultry blues singers, 1940s crooners or Kansas City belters. everything new is old againForJUKEBOXPOSTMODERNScott Bradlee and Postmodern Jukebox bring their unique arrangements to the Mann Hall in Fort Myers on May 11. BRAVERIJAH GREGG / COURTESY PHOTOSSEE JUKEBOX, C4 I was hearing all these songs on the radio, but part of me wondered: How would these songs sound if they were recorded in the styles that I loved? My friends really liked Top 40 stuff, so I started experimenting with Top 40. Id take a song they loved and play it as jazz. It was like a party trick. Scott Bradlee, founder of Postmodern Jukebox Postmodern Jukebox takes todays hits back in time. Truly satisfyingFood writer Karen Feldman says True Food Kitchen is a chain well worth experiencing. C23 Mutts & MartinisFun at Marcos Esplanade, and more to-dos around town. C18-19 Hell, yes!Theater critic Nancy Stetson says Gulfshore Playhouse packs a wallop with The Christians. C10 COURTESY PHOTOLilacs and Swallowtail by Rookery Bay resident artist Lee Hammond
C2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WelcomeMary-Margaret Kober,M.D., FAADBoard Certied Dermatologist Fellowship Trained Mohs Surgeon Cosmetic DermatologistNOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS Greater Naples 9125 Corsea Del Fontana Way, Suite 100, Naples 34109Specializing in Mohs micrographic, reconstructive, cosmetic and laser surgery. Fluent in Spanish! 1-800-591-DERM | RiverchaseDermatology.comGREATER NAPLES 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 WRITERSMasterful murder mystery wrapped up in manipulation and discord Burials by Mary Anna Evans. Poisoned Pen Press. 302 pages. Hardcover, $26.95; trade paperback, $15.95 Winner of three Florida Book Awards for earlier titles in her Faye Longchamp Mystery Series, Mary Anna Evans no longer lives in Florida but deserves Florida Writer status for her fiction mostly set in the Sunshine State. The setting is now Oklahoma (with a trace of Arkansas), but the ingredients are the ones her fans are familiar with: archaeological acumen, spellbinding mystery, horrible crimes, intrepid sleuthing and domestic tensions. Hired by Chief Roy Cloud, head of the Muscogee (Creek) Nations Lighthorse Tribal Police, to assist in the reopening of a dig that was closed down 29 years previously, Faye finds herself involved in a murder case. The site holds the remains of another archaeologist, Dr. Sofia Townsend, who had been exploring the site before disappearing. It soon becomes clear that she was murdered, and then buried, along with several important artifacts. Disturbing historic sites, especially burial sites, had been a controversial issue in the Musco-gee Nation and in the community of Sylacauga, Okla. Those attempting to reopen the site attracted gunfire. Is that because they knew Dr. Townsends remains would be discovered? Is her murderer among those trying to scare people away? More to the point: Is her murderer one of those she had employed shortly before she disappeared? That group includes Sly Mantooth, father of Fayes husband Joe, and Mickey Callahan, father of an archeologist named Carson Callahan. Carson, who had earned his graduate degrees by doing studies of Dr. Townsends work, is now part of the team continuing her work and also part of the investigation of her death. The shooting of a law enforcement officer guarding the scene of the crime adds a degree of urgency to the investigation led by Chief Cloud and to the work assigned to Faye. Her task is further complicated by the essential reason for coming to this tiny Oklahoma town, which is to help her husband rebuild his relationship with his father. Together, they will disperse Joes late mothers ashes. The domestic dynamics in this mystery series are among the features that give it a special distinction and a special attraction. Ms. Evans nuanced handling of family relationships enriches our understanding of and sympathy for the key characters. Indeed, characterization is a great strength of this novel. Even the long-dead Dr. Townsend is drawn in exquisite detail. How can this be? Well, Ms. Evans reveals Dr. Townsends character through the expedient but effective medium of having Faye read her field notes. They are charged with revelations of deep hostility and overwhelming ambition. Via the words of other characters, we also learn that Sofia Townsend was a cruel seductress whose behavior undermined marriages and thereby left several characters with a murder motive. Ms. Evans draws Carlson Callahan, who knew Dr. Townsend briefly when he was an adolescent, as a 40-year-old man who still hasnt grown up, whose family life was made miserable by how Dr. Townsends seduction of his father ruined his parents marriage. Now he is a slave to her accomplishment and her unfinished business as an archaeologist. Chief Cloud is another powerfully drawn character. I hope to meet him again in a future Faye Longchamp novel. The delineation of how Sly and Joe Mantooth process their wounds and buried affection, with Faye as mediator, is riveting and moving. The science and romance of archaeology is another important and compelling aspect of this and other Faye Longchamp novels. Fayes contemplations about potsherds and other artifacts play an important role in Burials, as do the authors representations of place. This is a highly successful murder mystery by an author who has mastered the magic and craft of popular genre fiction. Her work embodies the truism that character is destiny.About the authorMary Anna Evans has degrees in physics and engineering, but her heart is in the past. Her Faye Longchamp series character lives the exciting life of an archaeologist, and Ms. Evans envies her a little. In addition to writing award-winning crime fiction, Ms. Evans teaches fiction and nonfiction writing at the University of Oklahoma, where she is an assistant professor in the professional writing program. Find out more about her life and work at www.maryannaevans.com. 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. EVANS a n s heoloo a ch ti of lo is de W e D r th r eff e Fa y Th e ela t and
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 C3 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 Open 7 days a week239 631 8522bonehookbrewing.com Located in Creekside Corners Plaza 1514 Immokalee Rd | Suite 106 Naples | FL | 34110 FRIDAY MAY 5 FRIDAY MAY 5 SPECIAL TAPPING CHILI WILLIE OUR HABANERO LAGER. FREE CHIPS AND SALSA DONT FORGET! CROWLERS AND GROWLERS TO GO!EVENT CALENDARLIVE MUSIC EVERY WED & THURS 6-9PM Visit the Rib City in your Neighborhood Today! Find a Location & View Our Menu at ribcity.com CATERING SERVICES CALL (239) 209-0940 239.597.9518 stjohnsshoppe.com firstname.lastname@example.orgTamiami Square 14700 Tamiami Trail North, Units 19 & 20(2 miles north of Immokalee Road on the east side of U.S. 41) Shop MondaySaturday 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.All Proceeds Benet Collier County CharitiesWell-stocked with clothing for men and women, great furniture and exciting home dcor! See how they go in photo exhibit at The Naples Depot Museum BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.comTaking inspiration from its venue at the Naples Depot Museum, Naples Digital Photography Clubs latest exhibit, Transportation in the Digital Age, spotlights transportation in all its forms from around the world. From puddle jumpers in Alaska to hot rods at a local car show, photographers were able to capture the vehicles essences in surprising and revealing ways. Because its at the Naples Depot, which deals with trains, we thought transportation would be a good theme for the display, says Priscilla McGuire, the shows art director. In his Seeing Double in Alaska, Edward Cohen captured a locomotive doubling back on itself around a curve in the tracks, reflecting and distorting the landscape off the sides of the cars. Chinese Families Cycling, an unusual entry by Harold Kurzman, depicts a family of six sharing two mopeds for a trip in the city. A little girl has her face to the camera, her ear cocked toward her parents, possibly to hear what theyre saying over the traffic. Its an interesting study in composition and a quick reminder that not all families herd their flock around town in an SUV. Ms. McGuire took her My Blue Bomber at a local car show because she was captivated by the cars intense shade. Club members host a free opening reception for the exhibit from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 4. The Naples Depot Museum is at 1051 Fifth Ave. S. Transportation in the Digital Age will be on display through July. For more information, call 262-6525 or visit www.colliermuseum.com. Chinese Families Cycling by Harold Kurzman Seeing Double in Alaska by Edward Cohen
C4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYCosmopolitan magazine put it this way: Scott Bradlee and Postmodern Jukebox create old-school twists on modern pop tunes. And Entertainment Weekly wrote: Scott Bradlees group is known for retro-fying modern hit songs into viral success. Pianist and arranger Scott Bradlee, founder of Postmodern Jukebox, must have an old soul. He hears Seven Army Nation by the White Stripes and re-arranges it as a New Orleans dirge. Talking Heads This Must Be the Place (Nave Melody) gets transformed into a vintage swing tune. And Beyonces Single Ladies gets turned into a Kander and Ebb Chicago-esque song. As Mr. Bradlee once explained on his website, My goal with Postmodern Jukebox is to get my audience to think of songs not as rigid, ephemeral objects, but like malleable globs of Silly Putty. Songs can be twisted, shaped and altered without losing their identities just as we grow, age, and expire without losing ours. His music videos have gone vital, with a new one introduced every week. A doo-wop version of Miley Cyrus We Cant Stop has received more than 17 million views and was named one of the Best Viral Cover Videos of 2015 by People magazine. But a cover of Radioheads Creep, featuring American Idol finalist Haley Rinhart performing it as a torch song, has had more than 31.6 million views and spent 58 weeks on Billboards Jazz digital charts. That was a big one, Mr. Bradlee says. That was definitely an amazing vocal performance, for one thing, and it was really cool to see that right after that happened, Haley landed this Extra Gum campaign, a big national commercial, Cant Help Falling in Love. So shes gone on to do great things. Her cover of the Elvis song also went viral, hitting No. 16 on the Adult Contemporary Chart and being certified gold in February. Everything is gist for the Postmodern Jukebox mill and can be retro-fied: Britney Spears Toxic, Drakes Hotline Bling, Sias Chandelier, Lady Gagas Bad Romance, Cheap Tricks I Want You to Want Me, the Red Hot Chili Peppers Give It Away. Musicians love it when the group covers their song. Weve gotten a lot of endorsements, from Gwen Stefani to Adam Levine to Celine Dion, Mr. Bradlee says. More often than not, the original artists send us a Tweet or post us on their website. What I like to do is take songs that are very familiar, that people are used to hearing in one specific way, and put them in different historical context, Mr. Bradlee says. For example, My Heart Will Go On from the movie Titanic was a very dramatic song, he says, but the lyrics reminded him of something from the s, like Jackie Wilsons Lonely Teardrops. So he wrote a doo-wop arrangement of it.Down the rabbit holeMr. Bradlee took piano lessons as a kid growing up in New Jersey, but was bored with practicing scales and playing classical music. That wasnt what spoke to me, he says. Then he happened to hear Gershwins Rhapsody in Blue. He liked how it made the piano sound brash and lively. He got the sheet music and stumbled through as much as I could, (figuring out) the mechanics of how those sounds were made. He also became interested in other styles of jazz and ragtime. It took me down that rabbit hole, he says. I loved the sound of it. It was a lively sound, like a party. Classical music was much more restrained it didnt feel like it had that spontaneity jazz had. I loved the idea of spontaneously creating things. That led me to New Orleans jazz. He started taking CDs and cassettes out of the library. Id play them back, try to figure out what they were doing, copying licks and stuff, he says, adding the New Orleans sound has been his biggest influence. Everything from the syncopation to the idea that all these horns are improvising sound around each other I like to keep that element, that spontaneity, that feeling of being in conversation with one another. He worked as a jazz musician in New York City and was music director for Sleep No More, an interactive, offBroadway theater experience. For fun, hed rework hit songs on the radio, rearranging in the styles he preferred. I was hearing all these songs on the radio, but part of me wondered: How would these songs sound if they were recorded in the styles that I loved? My friends really liked Top 40 stuff, so I started experimenting with Top 40. Id take a song they loved and play it as jazz. It was like a party trick. Using friends who were musicians and singers, he began recording songs in his living room in Queens, N.Y., apartment, using only one camera. He released Hello My Ragtime s, a reworking of 1980s songs in a ragtime style, in 2009. In 2012, his Motown tribute to Nickelback gained attention. But it was the doo-wop cover of Ms. Cyrus We Cant Stop with Robyn Adele Anderson and The Tee-Tones that went viral and catapulted him into the national consciousness. He still records in his living room, though hes now moved to Los Angeles. (His Queens neighbors complained about the music, he says, and he was kicked out of his place. The people downstairs didnt appreciate tap dancing on their heads, he says.) Although recording in his living room was initially something we did out of necessity, he always liked it. Its similar to Motown Records, where Berry Gordy would have all the musicians in one room to record. You have that very organic feel, everyone in the same place. Its a very relaxed and intimate environment, very simple, no fancy camerawork. I didnt want to change. His selection of artists was very organic too. He estimates that at least 50 different musicians and singers have performed on Postmodern Jukebox videos, some of them coming from places like Broadway, American Idol and The Voice.Some familiar facesWith a revolving collective of performers, youre never sure who youre going to see perform in a Postmodern Jukebox concert. In fact, the lineup keeps changing, and neither Mr. Bradlee nor his publicist will say whos appearing onstage with him. Some musicians familiar to Southwest Floridians have appeared with the group in videos and concerts, though this doesnt mean theyll be with him at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Art Hill on May 11. Bassist Kate Davis, who has performed three times at the Sidney & Berne Davis Arts Center in Fort Myers and at Sarasotas Ringling International Arts Festival, recorded All About That (Standup) Bass with him. Miche Braden, star of The Devils Music: The Life and Blues Of Bessie Smith, which played at Florida Repertory Theatre, appears in a number of Postmodern Jukebox videos, including a blistering cover of Guns n Roses Sweet Child O Mine. And Puddles, who dresses like Puccinis clown and has performed at the Cultural Center of Port Charlotte, has also recorded videos with Mr. Bradlee. The most popular is his cover of Lordes Royals, which has received more than 18.6 million views. It is an oddly affecting performance, delivered with two deadpan back-up singers. Known as the sad clown with the golden voice, the 6-foot-8-inch performer (who stands 7 feet tall with his golden crown) has been compared to Tom Jones. Mr. Bradlee met him when they were both doing sets at the Manderly Bar in New York City. Puddles was pretty unknown. Nobody knew what this clown was going to do, Mr. Bradlee recalls. He stands at the mic and waits from everybody to be completely silent, and then when everyone stopped talking, he let loose this glorious voice. I thought, I need to put this on the internet.Worldwide jukeboxPostmodern Jukebox now has 14 albums, including one that came out on Concord Records, The Essentials, which includes their most popular covers. They recently returned from a 70-city tour of Europe. Europe always has great audiences, Mr. Bradlee says. They have a love for all this American music, jazz and Motown and soul Were happy to spread our music all over the world, he adds. My goal is to get to every corner of the world. He counts among his highlights having actor Kevin Spacey introduce him onstage in Paris, and headlining Radio City Music Hall in New York City. I remember as a kid going into Manhattan in high school, and seeing the place, knowing that all these legendary people played there, he says. I never imagined that years later Id play there. That was a dream come true. Three generations attend his concerts, he says, calling his music a great equalizer. Grandparents appreciate the styles of music making a comeback. Younger people appreciate hearing their songs done by singers dressed in awesome vintage clothing. And in the middle, you appreciate both, the sense of tradition and talent over image. When he approaches a song, he says, he doesnt think of it as tied to the original performance. Its something you can experiment with, he says. We want to honor the spirit of the originals, but find a new way to express it. We want to do something completely different. JUKEBOXFrom page 1 Postmodern Jukebox>> When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11 >> Where: The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall >> Cost: $62.95, $52.35 and $41.75 >> Info: 481-4849 or www.bbmannpah.com BRAVERIJAH GREGG / COURTESY PHOTOSPostmodern Jukebox has 14 albums out and is playing at BB Mann.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 C5 such as a graphic designer, billboard painting and design, police composite artist and lead illustrator for NASCAR. She has maintained a full teaching schedule for more than 30 years and in the 1980s developed an instruction method that formed the basis of her book, Lifelike Portraits from Photographs, which initiated the publication of a wide variety of art books at North Light Books. Serving as Rookery Bays resident artist requires her to not only offer courses to the public, but to serve in whatever artistic capacity the organization might require, from painting murals to consulting on graphic design matters. While only a few pieces in the Fine Art of Lee Hammond exhibit will be for sale, guests can order a fine art reproduction of anything they like, or she can create a customized version of a favorite work. Admission to the reception is free for Friends of Rookery Bay members, $3 for others and includes wine and light hors doeuvres. Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center is at 300 Tower Road, off Collier Boulevard on the way to Marco Island. For more information, call 530-5942 or visit www.rookerybay. org. HAMMONDFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTOLee Hammond can create a customized version of any of her pieces upon request.
C6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOTHEATERLegs Diamond By TheatreZone through May 7 at G&L Theatre. 13275 Livingston Road. (888) 966-3352 or www.theatrezone-florida.com. The Christians By Gulfshore Playhouse through May 21 at The Norris Center. 755 Eighth Ave. S. (866) 811-4111 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org. See review on page C10.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. Noli Timere (Dont Be Afraid) By Theatre Conspiracy May 5-20 at the Alliance for the Arts. 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. 939-2787 or www.ArtInLee.org/Theatre.Body and Sold By Laboratory Theater of Florida May 5-7. 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. 218-0481 or laboratorytheaterflorida.com.Doublewide By Florida Repertory Theatre through May 14 in the ArtStage Studio Theatre. 2267 Bay St., Fort Myers. 332-4488 or www.floridarep.org.THURSDAY5.4Cast a Net Delnor-Wiggins State Park rangers teach guests the basic of cast netting at 9:30 a.m. Free with park entry fee. 597-6196 or www.floridastateparks.net. Travel Talk South Regional Library hosts a presentation about the Italian city of Venice at 2 p.m. Free, but reservations recommended. 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. 252-7542 or www.collierlibrary.org. Mercato Nights Folkand jazzinfused band The Woodwork plays under the stars on the lawn at Mercato from 6-9 p.m. 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. 250-1080 or www.mercatoshops.com.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. 598-5200 or www.bn.com. Masterworks Naples Philharmonic performs works by Wagner, Grieg and Beethoven at 8 p.m. today and Saturday, May 6. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. FRIDAY5.5Big 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. at Hilton Naples. $75. 643-3908 or www.collierchildcare. org. See story on page C9. Cinco de Meow Humane Society Naples brings its adoption mobile full of furry felines to Riptide Brewing Company from 5-7 p.m. 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. 948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com. Choral Concert Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus performs at 7 p.m. at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. 2408 Linwood Ave. 963-9050 or www.operanaples.com. Stand-Up Man Bill Bellamy (The Lottery Ticket, Royal Pains) performs at Off the Hook Comedy Club tonight and Saturday, May 6. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com. SATURDAY5.6With 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. 825-1228 or www. greatdockcanoeraces.com. Wonder in the Garden Kids are invited to Naples Botanical Garden to learn about harmonious habitats through themed activities from 10:301:30 p.m. today and Sunday in the Smith Childrens Garden. Free with admission. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org. Madama Butterfly Gulfcoast Symphony and Gulfshore Opera collaborate on a production of Puccinis Madama Butterfl y at 7 p.m. at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. 481-4849 or www.gulfcoastsymphony.org.Blues Concert Blues and R&B band Ambrosia performs at 8 p.m. at Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $28-$48. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.swflpac.com. SUNDAY5.7Classic Film Silverspot Cinema screens The Breakfast Club (1985) at 2 and 7 p.m. Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. $9.50-$16. 592-0300 or www.silverspot.net. Sea Treasures Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park hosts a beach combing session at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday through May. Free with park entry fee. 597-6196 or www.floridastateparks.org. Community Day ArtisNaples opens invites to public to enjoy free activities and performances from 1-4 p.m. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Foreign Film FGCUs Renaissance Academy screens Amores Perros (Mexico, 2000) at 2 p.m. 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. MONDAY5.8Espionage Lecture FGCU Renaissance Academy hosts a lecture about father/son spy team Jim and Nat Nicholson from 10-11:30 a.m. at Moorings Park. 132 Moorings Park Drive. 261-1616 or www.fgcu.edu. Om on the Beach Delnor-Wiggins State Park hosts a sunset yoga session with Greenmonkey Yoga instructors from 6:45-7:45 p.m. every Monday in May. $5 plus park entry fee. 597-6916 or www.floridastateparks.org. Film for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens Snatch (2000) at 7 p.m. Underground thugs fight to track down a priceless diamond. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. One Voice Opera Naples hosts a performance by operatic tenor Gregory Kunde at 8 p.m. at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. $45-$95. 2408 Linwood Ave. 963-9050 or www.operanaples.org. TUESDAY5.9Pups 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. Geopolitical Lecture FGCUs Renaissance Academy hosts a talk about global refugee and immigration crises from 1-2:30 p.m. at The Arlington. $20 for members, $25 for others. 7900 Arlington Circle. 307-3000 or www.fgcu.edu. Travel Tuesday Take an armchair trip to southern India with a presentation about the sights, food and people at 2 p.m. at Headquarters Regional Library. Free, but reservations recommended. 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-0334 or www.collierlibrary.org. Art Reception Marco Island Center for the Arts hosts an opening reception for Whats Old is New, an exhibit featuring artist interpretations of found objects, from 5:30-7 p.m. Free for members, $10 for others. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or www.marcoislandart.org.WEDNESDAY5.10Morning Salutations DelnorWiggins Pass State Park hosts a yoga session on the beach with Greenmonkey Yoga instructors at 9 a.m. every Wednesday in May. $5 plus park entry fee. 5976196 or www.floridastateparks.org. Diva Film Headquarters Library screens Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) at 2 p.m. The story of a New York City heiress who dreamed of being an opera star, despite having a terrible singing voice. Free, but reservations recommended. 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-0334 or www.collierlibrary.org. Turtle Time Headquarters Regional Library hosts a talk about sea turtles at 3 p.m. Free, but reservations recommended. 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-0334 or www.collierlibrary.org. New Exhibit Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center hosts an opening reception with wine and hors doeuvres for resident artist Lee Hammonds exhibit, Fine Art of Lee Hammond from 5:30-7 p.m. Free for members, $3 for others. 300 Tower Road. 530-5940 or www. rookerybay.org. See story on page C1. COMING UPFree Film Headquarters Library screens The Girl on the Train (2016) at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 11. A divorcee becomes entangled in a murder investigation that promises to send shock waves through her life. Free, but reservations recommended. 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-0334 or www.collierlibrary.org. Future Creators Naples Art Association hosts a reception and awards presentation for its Jade N. Reidel Scholarship Competition for local high school students at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 11. 585 Park St. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.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.Looky-Loo Miromar Outlets hosts a mother/daughter/granddaughter lookalike contest at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 13. Registration starts at 10 a.m. 948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.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. Everyones invited to Community Day at ArtisNaples from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 7. Explore the campus and enjoy live music, an instrument petting zoo for kids, bilingual storytelling, youth chorus and symphony performances and access to all museum exhibitions and galleries all for free. www.artisnaples.org.
WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7Art After Hours The Galleries at Crayton Cove stay open late so visitors can enjoy live music and view works by more than 30 artists from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, May 13. www.galleriesofcraytoncove.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. Art Show The Esplanade Shoppes on Marco Island host the Left Bank Art Fest with juried fine art in a variety of mediums from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 14. 537-5921 or email@example.com. Sultan of Swat FGCUs Renaissance Academy presents 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. Travel Tuesday Headquarters Regional Library hosts a multimedia presentation on Japan at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 16. Free, but reservations recommended. 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-0334 or www.collierlibrary.org. Art Talk FGCUs Renaissance Academy presents 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. Anthropology, Anyone? South Regional Library hosts a talk about the spread and growth of Native American societies at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 18. Free, but reservations recommended. 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy. 252-7542 or www.collierlibrary.org. 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. Stars & Stripes Concert The Naples Philharmonic and Naples Philharmonic Chorus salute the troops with the annual Patriotic Pops performances at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 18-19. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Ice Dancers Disney on Ices World of Enchantment skates into Germain Arena Friday through Sunday, May 19-21. $22-$87. 948-7825 or www.germainarena.com.Free Concert Neon Summer performs from 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 19, at Miromar Outlets. 948-3766 or www. miromaroutlets.com. Frankly Funny Actor and comedian Frank Blocker presents a one-man show with zany characters, improv, special guests and more at 8 p.m. Friday, May 19, at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $15. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. American Pie Folk singer Don McLean performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $52-$77. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.swflpac.com. Smooth Moves The Tenors perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Seminole Immokalee Casino. $45. (800) 218-0007 or www.moreinparadise.com. 5.5 5.12 5.7 Humane Society Naples brings its adoption mobile full of furry felines to Riptide Brewing Company for Cinco de Meow happy hour from 5-7 p.m. Friday. www.hsnaples.org TheatreZone presents a concert-style performance of the original Broadway musical Legs Diamond at the G&L Theatre through Sunday. Larry Alexander stars in the lead role originally played by famed singer-songwriter Peter Allen, who also wrote the score. www.theatrezone-florida.com #SIPIT Sip $5 flutes of Veuve Clicquot while enjoying a la carte barbecue from 5-9 p.m. every Friday at Naples Grande Beach Resorts Sunset Veranda. www.naplesgrande.com Blues, Brews & BBQ kicks off with a performance by Deb & The Dynamics from 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 12, at Tin City. The party continues through Saturday, May 13, with, of course, craft beer and barbecue plus lots more fun for all ages. www.naplesbluesbbq.com Dont you forget about Silverspot Cinemas screening of The Breakfast Club, the 1980s classic with Molly Ringwold, Anthony Michael Hall and Judd Nelson, at 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. www.silverspot. net
WHAT TO DO C8 WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 Blitzer thirdstreetsouth.com 239.434.6533 Discover a Dozen Glorious Restaurants and CafesOver 50 Unique and Sophisticated Shops and GalleriesGracious Strolls amidst Abundant Flowers, Fountains and Courtyards!Gather Your Best Friends and Come to the Most Charm Filled Neighborhood of AllMagic Carpet Members of the Naples Philharmonic perform an upclose woodwind concert for kids at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20. 597-1900 or www. artisnaples.org.Country Crooners Two Way Crossing brings four-part harmony to country music at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Travel Tuesday Headquarters Regional Library hosts a presentation on China and Hong Kong at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 23. Free, but reservations recommended. 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-0334 or www.collierlibrary.org. Featured Artist Painter Catherine Chantilly hosts a workshop about creating your own painting style from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 24, followed by a lecture about The Square of Painting Representation from 1-3 p.m. at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. Workshop is $75, lecture is $25, both are $95. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or www.marcoislandart.com. Nature Talk Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park hosts a guided walk with a park ranger to teach guests about barrier islands at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 25. Free with park entry fee. 597-6916 or www.floridastateparks.org. Hot Numbers Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at Seminole Immokalee Casino. $125. 658-1313 or www.seminoleimmokaleecasino.com. 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 Rock Concert Sister Hazel performs at 8 p.m. Friday, May 26, at Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $28-$38. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 3896901 or www.swflpac.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. Three Voices 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. Email calendar listings and high-resolution photos to Lindsey Nesmith at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send Word or text documents and jpgs with time, date, location, cost and contact information. No pdfs or photos of fliers. Deadline for calendar submissions is noon Monday. No phone calls, please.
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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 COMMENTARYHell, no! Gulfshore Playhouse packs a wallop with The Christians Six years ago, Rob Bell, pastor and founder of the Michigan mega-church Mars Hill Bible Church, caused a big controversy by questioning the existence of Hell. His book, Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived, created a huge stir, particularly among Evangelical Christians, because it questions if Hell exists and wonders whether Jesus salvation is universal that all are saved by His sacrifice. Pastor Bell was named one of Time magazines Top 100 Influential People of the World that year, but 3,000 congregants left Mars Hill Bible Church. Criticism came from various Christian leaders and theologians, and Pastor Bell eventually stepped down later that year, leaving the church hed founded. In The Christians, playwright Lucas Hnath looks at the life of a similar Christian pastor of the Eternal Life Church. The church began in a small storefront and then moved to a gymnasium. It eventually built a sanctuary, a huge structure that contains a coffee shop, bookstore and a baptismal font as big as a swimming pool. The church is so huge it even has an escalator, and the joke is that the parking lots so vast you could get lost in it. On this one particular Sunday, the congregation meets to celebrate that fact that its finally out of debt. But on this same Sunday, Pastor Paul (a folksy and genial Alan Campbell) gives a sermon that disturbs some in his congregation: He tells them that God told him there is no Hell. (Like some believers, Pastor Paul talks about having two-way conversations with God as if its an everyday occurrence.) The congregation is dumbfounded; those seated on the platform look at each other, bewildered. Associate Pastor Joshua (William Oliver Watkins) is particularly confused, and confronts the pastor right there, in front of everyone. And so the church schism begins. What happens when one devout believer says God told him one thing and another says God told him the exact opposite? Kristen Martinos set of the front platform of a mega-church is eerily realistic. Theres a huge wooden cross in the center, with a drum kit stage right and an electric keyboard stage left. Down in front are a couple of chairs and little tables with vases of flowers. It has that sterile look of an impersonal space that could have been designed by someone who designs shopping malls. The play opens with a three-piece band playing (Jyn Yates on drums, Ryan Closs on guitar and musical director John Austin Clark on keyboards). Kate Fahner comes out and sings a couple of praise songs. If youd walked into The Norris Center and didnt know you were going to the theater, youd be forgiven for thinking youd accidentally walked into a church. Images of lush landscapes and back-lit doves appear on two large screens when the songs are sung, as do the pastors sermon points, given as if it were a PowerPoint presentation. Mr. Campbells Pastor Paul is an affable guy, not slick or authoritarian or smarmy. We like him. In his sermon, he tells a story of the first time he saw the woman he married. They were on a plane, but she was seated far from him. He sent a note to her via a flight attendant, saying, I have a powerful urge to communicate with you, but I find the distance between us insurmountable a statement that could be said by practically everyone in this play. The existence of Hell is a major tenant in Christian theology, and questioning it sends this church and the relationships of those within it reeling. It even affects the pastors relationship with his wife, Elizabeth (Amy Van Nostrand), who is rattled by his sudden change in theology. While this challenging 90-minute play is about change, beliefs and the challenge of communication, its set in a specifically Christian milieu, which might turn off some theatergoers. Theres much talk of various scripture verses, theological arguments and lots of praise songs. The script has a few stumbles. A congregant asks if she can give a testimonial rather than a testimony, making it sound as if shes at a black-tie dinner. And it seems strange the church doesnt have a statement of faith: very specific things that it believes and preaches. But the playwright is clever, too. The associate pastor who believes strongly in the existence of Hell is named Joshua, an Old Testament name, whereas Pastor Paul has a New Testament name, implying grace over law. Pastor Paul also preaches a sermon in which he mentions a verse from Isaiah about a building having a crack in it a metaphor. Though his sermon causes disagreement in the church, it is Associate Pastor Joshuas leaving that encourages others to leave. And, in the Old Testament, it is Joshua who leads an army around the walls of Jerico, blowing horns, causing the citys walls to fall. The writing of The Christians is highly stylized, as is the staging: Everyone talks to each other via a handheld microphone, even husband and wife in bed. Some might find that off-putting, but the playwright insists on this, saying in his stage directions that, Everyone will always speak on mics, just the way pastors do. People step forward and say their piece. This is almost like a Greek tragedy, only there isnt a chorus, just a musical trio and lone singer. The script consists of monologues and dialogues between two people. Pastor Paul also narrates the action, on occasion adding he said or she said. Each actor gets his or her moment to shine. Mr. Watkins is powerful in his questioning of Pastor Paul, and he gives a heartbreaking description of his mothers death; Ms. Fahrners confrontation of the pastor is also heartfelt. Stephen Bradbury, as Elder Jay, a member of the church board, has a conversation with Pastor Paul soon after his momentous sermon; he is gentle, respectful, low-key. As Pastor Pauls wife, Ms. Van Nostrand doesnt speak until the end of the play but when she does, shes extremely powerful. So many in the church have left him. Will she leave too, or will she stay and support him? Or does she see a different option? There are layers in their relationship: love, aff ection, reliance, disappointment, confusion. The two talented actors play all those emotions in their interaction. This is a rare play that presents Christians as well, Christians, as flawed people trying their best to make their way in this world. Theyre not satirized, or presented as two-dimensional characters for the audience to mock. The Christians explores what happens when someone makes a radical change later in their adult life. How do we react? Do we feel betrayed? Do we abandon them? Do we change, too? How does that challenge our own life? This little 90-minute play packs a wallop. The ending, which I will not reveal, is incredibly powerful, though also open to interpretation. Its unlike anything else I can recall seeing, and my feelings and thoughts about it changed repeatedly within 24 hours after seeing it; I suspect theyll continue to change as I keep musing on this oddly affecting play. And perhaps thats what the playwright and Gulfshore Playhouse intend to do: challenge our thinking and make us think and rethink and rethink yet again. After all, what good is a life or a faith that doesnt stand up to repeated re-examination and questioning? Do we live ruled by fear, or by love? nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com COURTESY PHOTO The cast of The Christians at Gulfshore Playhouse The Christians>> Who: Gulfshore Playhouse >> When: Through May 21 >> Where: The Norris Center, Naples >> Cost: Tickets start at $45 >> Info: 261-7529 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org
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The theoretical must give way to the practical in numerous hands, and some bids are only general-direction shots. Take this deal, which occurred in a match between France and Italy in 1958. South was Pierre Jais of France, partnered by Roger Trezel. West was Walter Avarelli, playing with Giorgio Belladonna. Trezel found himself in an awkward position after East had bid two spades and South showed a minimum by passing. Afraid of two spade losers, Trezel gave up on a possible slam and jumped to four hearts. But when Avarelli belatedly bid four spades, the bid boomeranged. Trezel was able to infer that Jais was short in spades, and backed his judgment by leaping to six hearts. The Italian pair could have sacrificed at six spades (down three), but the slam had been bid so shakily that they thought they might have a chance to beat it. Jais guessed how to play the diamonds and so scored 980 points, losing only a spade trick. At the other table, Pietro Forquet of Italy became declarer at six hearts with the North hand. But disaster struck in a strange way. The French East led the ace of spades and shifted to the jack of clubs. Forquet then claimed the balance, not realizing it was possible to lose a diamond trick if the suit broke badly. The opponents naturally contested the claim. The tournament director was called and gave the only ruling possible under the Laws. Forquet was prohibited from taking a diamond finesse against the jack and went down one in the slam, giving the French a gain of 1,030 points on the deal. Cest la guerre.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C19 SOCIETYStepping out for Mutts & Martinis at the Esplanade on Marco Island 1. Jan Martin and Tom Martin with Carlo 2. Yolanda Medwid and Cathy Bressan with Brady 3. Candy Seward and Bentley in the Pooch Parade 4. Carol Rohrbach and Ronda Balham 5. Steve Geibel and Carol Geibel 6. Laura Nowosielski and Abby 7. Eve Tschantz and Chloe 8. Sue Rebstock and Lucy 9. Jim Dorris and Zoey 10. Maryann Kaufman with Fiona and EggLike us on Facebook.com/NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and business networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. Send us your society and business networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to cpierce@ oridaweekly.com. 1 6 2 7 3 8 4 9 5 10 w i th n l a 5 h C arl o 5 SIERRA BALDWIN / FLORIDA WEEKLYSharon Walklett and Lilly
C20 WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 2700 IMMOKALEE ROAD, NAPLES 239.597.5013 RUSTYSRAW.COM$1 Beef Tacos $2 Chicken Tacos $4 Margaritas $5 Mexican Lollipop Shots HAVE A DRINK ON US!Present this coupon to your friendly bartender, and receive a complimentary domestic draft beer, well drink or house wine. Only valid with the purchase of meal. Must present coupon; one coupon per customer. Offer valid 5/5/17 only.Laid Back & Local! 11AM TO CLOSEFriday, May 5 SERVING ONLY 100% PRIME STEAKS!stgermainsteakhouse.com info@stgermain steakhouse.com 403 BAYFRONT PLACE, NAPLESSUNDAY, MAY 14THNOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS 239.435.9353Herb roasted rack of lamb or Chilean sea bass with choice of potato and vegetable; regular menu also available. PLUS Complimentary strawberry shortcake and mimosas for MOM! OPEN 3PM9PM Experience the Difference Good Taste Makes.MondayThursday 11:30am9:00pm 1427 Pine Ridge Road, #105, Naples 11:30am3:00pm; all selections below served with choice of soup or house salad and soft beverage on More Purchase!One per table. Not to be used on lunch specials or happy hour or other offers. Expires 5/31/17. THE DISH The Dish: Cuise de Canard aux Cerise The Price: $33 The Place: The French, 365 Fifth Ave. S. The Hours: Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday; dinner from 5:30 p.m. to close daily; Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Menu: www.thefrenchnaples.com The Details: My favorite women treated me to a birthday dinner at The French (Im very special, you know). We were all curious to discover how Chef Vincenzo Betulias (Osteria Tulia and Bar Tulia) would execute brasserie cuisine. Predictably, my duck was superb: the sour cherry reduction perfectly complemented the rich, tender poultry, which was encased in a crispy, chewy skin. This dish shows that the simpler the elements, the more demanding the technique. Chef Betulia nailed it for me, and my dinner companions agreed that their meals were as equally satisfying. One More Thing: I ordered a rosy cocktail called Le Vie en Rose, which contained vodka, an aromatic wine called quinquina, rose petal syrup and Peychaud, all topped with a dried rosebud that inspired me to gaze upon the drinks beauty a little more than is customary. And it was as tasty as it was pretty. Happy birthday to me. Lindsey Nesmith firstname.lastname@example.org
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 C21 Celebrate Mothers Day Brunch or Dinner at The Dock or Riverwalk Sunday May 14 Make Your Own Bloody Mary Bar 10:30 a.m. 2 p.m. napleswaterfrontdining.com 239.263.2734 239.263.9940mothersday brunch or dinner on the bay CUISINE NEWS Agave celebrates Cinco de Mayo from 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, with giveaways, prizes that include a golden key that entitles the recipient to one free gold margarita at each visit for a year. Live music by Miami Splash starts at 8 p.m. Dining and bar specials include $5 Signature Silver margaritas, $2 select beers and $5 chicken or beef tacos. 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 598-3473 or www.agavenaples.com. Do Cinco de Mayo at The Deck 560 at the Hilton Marco Beach Resort & Spa and enjoy specialty tacos and homemade guacamole for $8 on Friday, May 5. Drink specials include $3 Coronas and a tequila flight for $12. 560 N. Collier Blvd. 394-5000 or www.hiltonmarcoisland.com. Beers up, sombreros on for Cinco de Mayo at Fish Crazy, where Chef Hector Hidalgo is creating a special menu of South-of-the-Border cuisine that includes Little Donkey Enchiladas (filled with a choice of meat, cheese, cabbage tomatoes and sour cream and topped with guajillo, tomatillo or habanero sauce) and Hidalgos Tacos (cow tongue, al pastor, steak or ground beef wrapped in a soft corn tortilla and topped with cilantro and onions.) Dont miss this opportunity to enjoy Chef Hidalgos specialty cuisine; you never know when hell serve it up again. 14700 Tamiami Trail N. 260-1070 or www.fishcrazyrestaurant.com. Masa, the DAmico & Partners-owned Mexican restaurant in Mercato, will close permanently on Saturday, May 6.Masa was always a labor of love for me and Im sorry it is closing, says Richard DAmico, co-owner of DAmico & Partners. The restaurant won countless awards for its food, design and happy hour. We are grateful to all of our customers who joined us and we look forward to continue seeing them at The Continental, Caf & Bar Lurcat, Campiello, DAmico & Sons and Fogg Caf. The restaurant is taking reservations and plans to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. 5980887 or www.masa-restaurant.com. Chez Boet offers a sunset cruise dinner package through the month of May that includes a two-course dinner aboard the Sweet Liberty, a 53-foot catamaran. The cruise departs from Naples Landing, a block away from the restaurant, at sundown. $67 per adult, $29 per child. Reservations required. 1101 Ninth St. S. 595-7002 or www.chezboetnaples.com. BRIO Tuscan Grill in Waterside Shops has added some interesting dishes to the menu. But you have to go soon, as they are only offered through June 4. Items include whipped ricotta and roasted tomato bruschetta with lemon-basil pesto and pine nuts; chicken Sorentino prepared with Romano-crusted eggplant, tomato compote, whipped ricotta and basil vinaigrette; and marinated skirt steak served with farro, haricot vert, grape tomatoes, feta, Marcona almonds, dill and toasted spice vinaigrette. 593-5319 or www.brioitalian.com. Wasabi Japanese Steak House & Sushi Lounge recently opened at Miromar Outlets and features hand-rolled sushi selections, hibachi entrees and traditional favorites such as teriyaki, beef negamaki, chicken and shrimp tempura and more. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. 949-9886 or www.miromaroutlets.com. Email food and dining news to Lindsey Nesmith at lnesmith@floridaweekly. com.COURTESY PHOTOSMarinated skirt steak, left, and bruschetta with whipped ricotta and roasted tomato, above, are new and temporary on the menu at BRIO Tuscan Grill at Waterside Shops. The Only Naples Restaurant Where Fresh Seafood is Flown in Daily From New England! CHEF BILLS LUNCH SPECIALSLUNCH SERVED 11:004:00Hawaiian Grilled Cheese $8Ham, grilled pineapple, caramelized red onions, American cheese on white bread served with fries and a pickle Baked Haddock Lisa $13 Topped with broccoli and lemon cream sauce served with rice and veggiesAhi Tuna Tartare $13Served in a tower with avocadoBeef Tips $12Served with mashed potatoes 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 May 4-6. 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.
C22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY CHINA BISTRO CHEF OWNED WITH 38 YEARS EXPERIENCE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK MondaySaturday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.omeinaples.comWE MAKE THE BEST PEKING DUCK! OUR FOOD IS MADE WITH THE FRESHEST INGREDIENTS. FULL BAR & PATIO SEATING. NAPLES CENTRE VILLAGES 6434 Naples Boulevard, Unit 406 Naples, Florida 34109239.631.5633 2015 2016 HOME OF THE NAPLES PRINCESS239.774.0479 PORTOFNAPLESMARINA.COM550 Port-O-Call Way, Naples, Florida 34102 email@example.com 5 5 JUST IN!! BRAND NEW JET SKIS $99.00for 1.5 HOURS SEADOO GTI SKIS RENT ONE TODAY PAST REPASTSHere are some capsule summaries of past restaurant reviews: Another Broken Egg Caf, 670 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 300-0696 While Another Broker Egg offers traditional items, theres lots of unusual fare, too. Crab cakes topped with poached eggs and Andouille-infused Hollandaise, for example. Omelettes with lobster and Brie, and even some breakfast appetizers. I can personally attest to the deliciousness of the Baked Brie Delight a slab of warm cheese served with apples, raisins and pecans lightly sauted in Grand Marnier butter sauce p aired with toasted French bread. Other winners were a large bowl of house-made granola, fruit and quinoa with strawberries, blueberries, bananas, coconut and vanilla Greek yogurt; the Bacquezo, an omelette with cream cheese, bacon, chorizo, Monterey Jack and green onions; and the Hey Lucy! omelette with chorizo, sauted onions, green chiles and cheddar. A Belgian waffle and gluten-free pancakes were top-notch as well. A bonus: The staff is uniformly welcoming and efficient. Lunch served, too. Beer and wine served. Food: Service:Atmosphere: Reviewed January 2016 Bills Steak & Seafood, 4221 Tamiami Trail E., Naples; 455-5111 Looking for a place to dine and dance? Bills on the East Trail has what youre after. Never mind the somewhat drab exterior. Theres valet parking and a thoughtful staff whose aim is to ensure guests have a great evening. Booths are most distant from the band, so you might land one if you want it (although most people the night of our visit were more interested in proximity to the band and dance floor). The New Englandthemed seafood menu is solid, with lots of choices for both meat and seafood lovers. Salads were fresh and the New England clam chowder was laden with clams and potatoes. A surf-and-turf special included a tasty 1-pound lobster, corn on the cob and a big baked potato along with the steak (that could have used more seasoning). Both the wine list (bottle and glass) and cocktail menu contained a wealth of choices. And the band played almost the whole time we were there. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed September 2016 Omei, Naples Centre Villages, 6434 Naples Blvd.; 631-5633 Its in a new location, but Omei continues to serve some of the regions best and most creative Chinese fare, now near the Hollywood Stadium 20 cinemas. Hong Kong chef Mark Cheng and his wife, Mary, operate a lovely establishment serving authentic fare in other words, no egg foo yung or chop suey. Mr. Chengs duck, either the crispy version or the full-out Peking style, is exceptional and well worth the indulgence. Other noteworthy dishes include the salt and pepper calamari, shrimp spring rolls, mango prawns and fourseason spicy prawns (fried and tossed with sweet chili and sour sauce). For veggie lovers, the stir-fried green beans with crunchy onions and dried pepper are terrific. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed September 2015 Tartine & Tartelette, 11121 Health Park Blvd., Naples; 888-1151 This cozy little restaurant just off Goodlette-Frank and Immokalee roads may seem an unlikely setting for excellent French fare, but thats what you will find here, along with ample parking, a friendly staff and an attractive dining room. Owners Axelle and Jean Bechu have transformed the space with soothing tones of silver-gray and white. A millefeuille (a thousand leaves) of smoked salmon and apples was a gorgeous and delicious dish of whisperthin slices of Granny Smith apples alternating with rich smoked salmon. A vol au vent of the sea held bits of chopped seafood in cream sauce beneath a tender puff pastry. The coq au vin was a classic rendition served in its own little pot. And scallops in grapefruit butter were exceptionally good, the scallops perfectly cooked then touched with butter and bits of pink grapefruit served with splendid roasted tomatoes. A warm apple tart with vanilla ice cream and slivered almonds was a perfect finish to the meal. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed November 2015 Zorbas Mediterranean Grille & Bar, 9106 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs; 992-5005 In a sprawling Ace Hardwareanchored plaza set far back from a busy road, Zorbas can be easy to overlook. But the same family has been serving Greek, Italian, Portuguese and Middle Eastern dishes here since 1998. The kitchen shows good range in handling a deep and diverse menu, while the staff out front ensures a warm reception and seamless service. Smoked gouda added a b uttery richness to bifteki a beef meatball served atop super-crispy, super-delicious shoestring fries. The baba ghanoush would have benefited from a more assertive presence of garlic, but bits of red pepper added a pleasing sweet note. The standout was an entre of grilled octopus tender but with a tasty char, and tossed with three or four different kinds of peppers, some sweet and some hot. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed December 2015 LUNCH/MONFRI 11:30AM to to to 9PM May 14th Sunday Brunch 239-592-0050CALL FOR RESERVATIONSBloody Mary or Mimosa for All MomsOpen 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.$24.95REGULAR MENU AVAILABLESoup or Salad Lamb Shanks | Fish of the Day Chicken & Artichoke Hearts | Chicken Parmesan Homemade Lobster Ravioli | Seafood Cioppino Pasta or Sushi-Sashimi Combo Cannoli or Tiramisu Choice of:Coupons and discounts not valid on Mothers Day.Complimentary Free Bloody Mary or Mimosa for Moms!
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 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 CUISINETrue Food Kitchen will make you love eating healthy trulyIf rice cakes, sprouts and tofu come to mind the minute you hear the term health food, you are in for a most pleasant surprise at True Food Kitchen. While you wont find any fried fare on the menu or burgers laden with fried eggs, onion rings and cheese, there arent any of those tasteless rice cakes or ubiquitous sprouts to be found (although tofu does make an appearance in one appetizer). What is available is a dazzling array of dishes that the website describes as merging nutrient-rich ingredients with a flavor-forward menu that rotates regularly. The philosophy, it states, is that you shouldnt have to sacrifice taste to live a healthier lifestyle. And to that I raise my ginger margarita ($12) in a toast. As regular readers of this column likely know, I rarely cover chain restaurants. There are 17 True Food Kitchens across the country right now with another six slated to open in the next few months, including one in Boca Raton. Ive made an exception for this one because its new to the area, the concept is unique and it goes about the dining experience in a way that does not have a one-sizefits-all corporate mentality. What True Food Kitchen offers is an imaginative menu filled with reasonably priced foods geared for a variety of lifestyles: vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and even those who eat meat and fish but want it humanely raised and sustainably sourced. Wines are biodynamic, sustainable or organic and labeled for easy selection. All are available in 6or 9-ounce pours or by the bottle. Beer lovers can choose from five labels from Florida breweries, and theres even a gluten-free Cigar City hard cider in the mix. Ive had two great dinners at the Waterside Shops location since it opened in March. As a result, Ive sampled a number of items from the current menu and found almost everything to be well seasoned and beautifully presented. I didnt love the kale guacamole with pink grapefruit, cilantro, roasted poblano, sunflower seeds and pita chips ($9). The description made it seem as if it would have a lot of flavor, but despite having a lot of ingredients mixed into the avocado spread, it was bland and would have benefitted from some lemon, garlic and salt. I had a similar feeling about the spaghetti squash casserole with organic tomato, caramelized onion, zucchini and fresh mozzarella ($14). It was pretty but needed a flavor boost. They werent dishes Id order again, but I heard people at other tables praising the squash dish so Ill settle on it being a matter of taste. Everything else we tried was terrific, most especially the charred cauliflower with harissa tahini, medjool dates, dill, mint and pistachios ($8). I tried it the first time and craved it frequently before my return trip last weekend when I ordered it again and it was every bit as good. Although the mix of ingredients sounds discordant, the resulting flavors are anything but. I could make a meal of this dish. A wild mushroom pizza ($14) possessed a crisp, thin crust topped with flavorful mushrooms, garlic and taleggio cheese. It was simple but elegant in flavor. All three of the entrees I sampled were first-rate. Lets start with the grass-fed steak tacos ($17) soft corn tacos topped with tender beef, cilantro, avocado, Greek yogurt, pickled onion with a side of Anasazi beans and cotija cheese. These gluten-free tacos (two to an order) were filled just right and are also available with fish instead of beef. Lasagna Bolognese ($15) with housemade chicken sausage, mushrooms, spinach and lemon ricotta was delicious, the pillows of pasta rich and creamy, despite being gluten-free, and the sausage crumbled and well-seasoned. The prettiest of our entrees was the Scottish steelhead ($23) with smoked onion farro, arugula, roasted beet and cilantro pumpkin seed pesto. The fish was perfectly cooked, then set atop a mound of creamy pesto with sides of the farro that also appeared to have quinoa in it. The two beets were served cold and were just so-so, but the rest of the dish was outstanding. Both the Thai grapefruit martini ($12, with organic vodka, Thai basil and grapefruit) and the ginger margarita (with anejo tequila, elderflower liqueur, ginger honey and lemon) were lovely, cold and refreshing. Dessert was one bowl of coconut and chia seed flan with caramel sauce, blueberries and blackberries. It was cool and creamy, sweet but not overly so. After a big meal, one dessert was enough for both of us. Service and atmosphere deserve some attention here, too. The room is large and expansive, with high ceiling and not much to absorb sound. Although it was fairly full and on the boisterous side, we were able to talk easily across our table without yelling. I love the fully open kitchen concept, showing that all food prep is done in the open. The servers on both occasions were well versed on the menu, personable and attentive. Theres plenty of help so everyone is well attended to. Great healthy food, a pleasant place to eat it and a staff that takes good care of you while youre there: Its a sure combination for making customers feel terrific and giving them reason to return. karenFELDMANcuisine@floridaweekly.com >> Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday >> Reservations: Accepted (and highly recommended) >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Starters and vegetables, $8-$13; pizzas, salads and bowls, $9-$25; sandwiches and entrees, $12-$26 >> Beverages: Full bar >> Seating: Banquettes, conventional tables, high tops, a community table and outdoor tables >> Specialties of the house: >> Volume: Moderate to high >> Parking: Free lot >> Website: www.truefoodkitchen.com/locations/naplesRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: True Food Kitchen, Waterside Shops5375 Tamiami Trail, Naples; 431-4580SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYAll food prep is done in the open at True Food Kitchen. Charred cauliflower with harissa tahini, medjool dates, dill, mint and pistachios.
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As the winter sales season draws to a close, homebuyers will not want to miss the chance to tour dozens of Stock Developments move-in ready homes across 16 communities from Bradenton to Marco Island. No other developer has such a diverse array of residences in highly amenititzed communities. Stock is one of Southwest Floridas most successful and respected builders. The company recently released its sales report for the first quarter 2017. The company reigstered 84 new homes sales worth $88.22 million and closed on an additional 59 homes worth $52.2 million. We are off to a terrific start in 2017, said Claudine Lger-Wetzel, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Stock Development. We sold homes ranging from casitas in the $230s to custom estate homes priced at over $7 million. Overall, our average sale price topped $1 million for the first time. One of the keys to Stocks success the past several years has been its aggressive inventory and custom homes program. The company maintains an unparalleled portfolio of homes available for immediate occupancy. Stock has a home for every lifestyle at incredible prices, said Lger-Wetzel. Guests may tour coach homes and twin villas priced from the $300s to single-family homes and custom built estate homes priced at nearly $4 million! Stock has move-in ready and soon to be complete homes available in The City of Naples, Bonita Bay, Quail West, Lely Resort, Naples Reserve, The Isles at Collier Preserve, Esplanade Golf & Country Club of Naples, Twin Eagles, Renaissance, Hidden Harbor, Paseo, The Concession, The Lake Club, Esplanade at Lakewood and Country Club East. Hidden Harbor is one of the last new home communitues south of Tampa Bay with Gulf access. Homeowers with boat docks have access to the Gulf of Mexico by way of the Ten Mile Canal and Estero Bay. It provides access to The Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail, a 190-mile marked canoe and kayak trail that meanders through the coastal waters and inland tributaries of Lee County, Florida. Several inventory homes are available. The Montessa IIs open great room style floor plan has the livability of an estate sized home in a residence with 2,327 square feet under air. Sliding glass doors and bay windows line the back of the home, bathing it in an abundance of natural light and opening it to Floridas beautiful outdoors. It is priced at only $549,990. The Anastasia features 2,913 square feet under air. This three-bedroom, three and one-half bath home has a great room, a formal dining room, and a study. With the covered lanai, two-car garage and single-car garage, the home offers 4,220 total square feet. It is priced at $859,990. Stock offers numerous home styles at Lely Resort. Single-family homes and twin villas are found in Lakoya, a meticulously planned 242-acre enclave with sculptured landscaping, classical gardens, spectacularly choreographed fountains and elegant paved walking paths. It is surrounded by subtropical woodlands and The Classics 18-hole championship course, which features gentle undulations and tree-lined fairways. From the Topaz Series, The San Remo III is a single-story great room style home featuring two bedrooms, two baths, plus a study, and a spacious master suite. The San Remo III offers homebuyers 1,809 square feet of living area in an open and breezy floor plan with plenty of space to enjoy a casual Florida lifestyle. The great room opens to a very generous lanai and large pool and spa. The grand two-story foyer is adjacent to the study, which is the perfect place for the home office and quiet reading. The master suite also features plenty of natural light and direct access to the outdoor living area. A move-in ready model is available for $641,485. Twin Villas are also available in The Opal Series, a collection of four, singlestory twin villa designs. They are priced from $445,285. The Arvanita is a threebedroom, two-bath home with and offers 1,916 square feet of living area and 2,577 total square feet, including a screened and covered lanai and an attached two-car garage. Stunning coach homes are also found in Signature Club and Cipriani, where furnished models are open. Cipriani is within The Classics, a stunning gated enclave along one of Lelys three championship golf courses. The neighborhood also features an array of beautiful lake and nature views along The Classics Championship Golf Course. Each coach home building at Cipriani offers four luxurious residences with the spacious feel of single-family homes. The Venice B is move-in ready for only $383,100. Naples Reserve is a 688-acre gateded by iStar midway between Naples and Marco Island along the U.S. 41 Tamiami Trail/Collier Boulevard 9 Naples Reserve presents a relaxed, water themed lifestyle. Stock is building in the Parrot Cay and Sparrow Cay neighborhoods, offering homes from 2,300 to over 3,500 square feet. The Biscayne is available in Sparrow Cay. This three-bedroom/two-bath home features 2,384 square feet under air and 3,806 total square feet, including the covered entry, attached three-car garage and spacious outdoor living area. The open floorplan offers a great room design and includes a formal dining room, as well as a study. The large island-style kitchen has a breakfast nook with bay windows overlooking the pool. It is adjacent to the great room, which is bathed in natural light from stacked sliding glass doors leading directly to the covered outdoor living area where there is a second kitchen. The Biscayne is priced at $906,330. Dont miss your chance to find the Southwest Florida home of your dreams! For full details of all of Stock Developments offerings, visit the company website at www.stockdevelopment.com or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (239) 592-7344. Stock Development is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ FLStockDevelopment. Stock Development is headquartered at 2639 Professional Circle, Suite 101 in Naples. 1916squarefeetoflivingareaand2577 CayThisthree Stock Development features stunning move-in ready homes across Southwest Florida! WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 1SPONSORED CONTENT YOUR GUIDE TO NEW HOME COMMUNITIES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA Above: Cipriani Coach Homes, Stock home at Naples Reserve. Left: Lakoya Twin Villas.
2 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYKalea Bays first tower nears selloutTower 2 released for sale Above: Kalea Bays 88,000-squarefoot clubhouse (in foreground) will be completed in November, approximately the same time as the communitys first tower (in background). Kalea Bay residences have very open floor plans. All master bedrooms offer views of the Gulf of Mexico. Kalea Bays Tower 1 and Tower 2 were designed with rooftop amenities, including a sky lounge, spectacular pool and open-air fitness center. Left: Kalea Bays first tower is scheduled to be competed in November. Kalea Bay, the gated, resortlifestyle, high-rise community located on Vanderbilt Drive in North Naples, announced the communitys second tower has been released for sale. Our first tower, which is under construction and scheduled to be completed in November, is approaching the 90 percent sold mark, stated Inga Lodge, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Kalea Bay. The approaching sellout of Tower 1 and the overwhelming response from our buyers prompted us to release Tower 2. Currently, the number of residences already reserved in our second tower exceeds the $40 million mark. The new 22-story tower, with 120 residences, will have 20 floors of residences over two floors of parking. The incredibly designed residences offer views of the Gulf of Mexico and pristine nature preserve. Six floor plans are available in Tower 2. Residences 1 and 6 are 3-bedroom plus den/3.5 bath plans with 3,704 total square feet. Residences 2 and 5, with 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, have 3,791 total square feet. Residences 3 and 4 are 4-bedroom/4.5-bath plans also with 3,791 total square feet. Residents will revel in Gulf views, open floor plans, a private elevator leading directly into their residence and wood floors throughout, said Lodge. The custom kitchens have Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, a natural gas range, luxury cabinetry, quartz countertops, a Butlers pantry and oversized island, all of which are standard features. Our floor plans have an open design we call lifestyle designs that blends the kitchen seamlessly into the living and dining rooms, perfect for the way people live today, said Lodge. The master bedroom includes an oversized walk-in closet while the master bath has his and hers vanities, quartz countertops, luxury cabinetry, a soaking tub and separate glass-enclosed shower. All master suites, kitchens and main living areas have direct views to the water and preserve. They are perfect vantage points to watch our spectacular sunsets, Lodge said. Additional residential features include floor-to-ceiling windows and doors that open to large lanais with transparent glass rails. We take our outdoor living as seriously as our indoor living with oversized lanais on every residence, said Lodge. High-tech wiring and fully equipped laundry rooms round out the list of features, she noted. Dramatic views are available to every homeowner, no matter which floor they live on as the towers amenities are located on the rooftop including the sky lounge, a dramatic pool and the open-air fitness center. From the rooftop, residents can enjoy daily views of the Gulf of Mexico, the nature preserves and two beaches ranked among the best in the United States. Prices at Kalea Bay begin at $1.3 million in Tower 1 and $1.4 million in Tower 2. In addition to the rooftop amenities, the residents of Kalea Bay will also enjoy the communitys clubhouse area, which is also under construction and due to be completed when the first residents move into their new homes. The clubhouse area will be the social and recreational centerpiece of the community, said Lodge. Kalea Bays 88,000-square-foot clubhouse is located on the north side of the large lake at the communitys entrance. It will feature three individual pools, including a resort pool, an adults-only pool and a childrens pool, plus an expansive pool deck, a poolside bistro, open-air bar, an indoor/outdoor restaurant, a sundries shop, and a state-of-theart fitness center. All three pools will overlook the lake and provide a multitude of recreational options for everyone who lives and visits here, said Lodge. Expansive sun decks with lounge chairs and native, tropical plants will separate each of the three pools for the ultimate in privacy. If basking in the sun or taking a refreshing dip in the pool isnt on a residents schedule, perhaps meeting friends for lunch, dinner or drinks is. What better way to celebrate the good life in Florida than meeting family and friends for drinks while watching the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico, said Lodge. This is what living in Florida is supposed to be. Adjacent to the clubhouse is the tennis pavilion with Har-Tru tennis courts, as well as pickleball courts, and 24 guest suites to accommodate overnight guests and family members. Having that number of guest suites is unusual for a luxury high-rise community, but its an amenity our residents are excited about especially when they have extended family visiting, said Lodge. For more information regarding Kalea Bay visit the onsite sales center. Due to bridge closings in the North Naples area, take US 41 to Wiggins Pass Road, then right on Vanderbilt Drive, twotenths of a mile. Additional information is available by calling (239) 793-0110 or online at KaleaBay.com. 2 r
You have golf friends. And beach friends. AND A CLUB FOR BOTH. A London Bay Homes Community 239-298-7600 LifeAtMediterra.comNOW SHOWCASING 8 LUXURY MODEL HOMES Villas from $1 Million and Estate Homes from $3 Million Mediterra Sales Center 15836 Savona Way, Naples, FL 34110 Located on Livingston Road, approximately 2 miles north of Immokalee Road 4 Beds, 5 Baths, 4,285 A/C Sq. Ft. $3,125,625THE ISABELLA TWO-STORY 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,810 A/C Sq. Ft. $1,330,000THE ANGELICA 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,402 A/C Sq. Ft. $2,756,700THE CAPRIANO Thats what it means to live at Mediterra to have it all without compromise. Your own private beach club just minutes away from the internationally acclaimed Club at Mediterra, where 36 holes of Tom Fazio-designed golf complement an array of luxurious details. Its no wonder that Mediterra has been named Community of the Year in Naples 10 times. But, the opportunities to own are running short. Visit us at the Mediterra sales center, open daily, or call to schedule a private showing.Copyright 2017. CBC057242 London Bay Homes. Pricing, features, specifications, products and availability are subject to change without notice. See a sales associate for complete and current information. 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,493 A/C Sq. Ft. $3,675,000THE CAPRIANO / NEWLY ARRIVED ANNOUNCING MEDITERRAS NEWEST LUXURY NEIGHBORHOOD CAMINETTO GRAND OPENING TOUR MODELS TODAYStunningly Appointed Single-Family Homes
4 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYRontos Seaglass Tower more than 60% soldWith vertical construction of 26-floor, 120-unit Seaglass luxury high-rise tower within Bonita Bay progressing at a rapid pace and on schedule for completion in just 13 months, The Ronto Group announced that sales contracts worth over $125 million have been processed. The building is now more than 60% sold. Seaglass is situated just 600 feet from Estero Bay, making it one of the closest to the waters edge of the high-rises currently under construction on Southwest Floridas Gulf coast. All new open-concept floor plans with tall ceilings take full advantage of spectacular mangr ove, water, and sunset views. Seaglass offers brand new, fully-completed, and ready-for-occupancy residences with designer-selected premium finishes, including flooring, paint, and trim. The space sequences and components found in the kitchens and master baths of the residences will reflect the contemporary flair found in the architectural style of the building. Each residence will come with two protected access under-building parking spaces. Private enclosed two-car garages will be available. All of the Seaglass penthouse residences have been sold. A choice selection of tower residences ranging from 2,889 to 3,421 square feet under air and priced from just over $1.1 million remains available. 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. One residence remains available on both the 8th and 10th floors, and two are available on the 9th, 11th, and 15th floors. Units in the 01 stack on the 3rd and 4th floors are priced from $1,510,000 to $1,535,000. Residences in the 06 stack on floors 3 through 7 and on the 15th floor are offered from $1,510,000 to $2,185,000. Ronto is making a special opportunity available to purchasers of tower residences 2003 and 2004 on the 20th floor. In addition to selecting finishes for their new home through the Seaglass Finishing Touches Program, homebuyers may join the two units together to create a luxurious 6,200 square foot residence with scintillating views of the Gulf of Mexico. The expanded residence will come with four protected access underbuilding parking spaces. The 2003 and 2004 residences are individually priced at $1,855,000 and at $3,710,000 in the combined unit configuration. The outdoor spaces in the Seaglass tower residences merge the indoor and outdoor living experience while providing spectacular sunset views. The 301-306 tower residences enhance the indoor/outdoor experience even further. While the tower residences on floors four through nineteen include three terraces with a total of 525 square feet, the 301-306 residences offer extended terraces that are wrapped by planters and include curved walls, pavered decking material, a trellis that will provide a shaded seating area, and a gas grill. Units one and six on level three will offer a total of 1,460 square feet of terrace space; units two and five a total of 1,705 square feet; and units three and four a total of 1,610 square feet. Pricing for the 301-306 residences starts at $1,180,000. A 306 model with an interior designed by Renee Gaddis, NCIDQ, ASID, GREEN AP, President and Principal Designer at Renee Gaddis Interiors, is priced at $1,825,000 with furnishings. With concrete on the 18th floor already poured and a new floor being poured every two weeks, homebuyers interested in a residence on one of the buildings lower to mid-level floors are urged to make their buying decisions now. Doing so will allow them to take advantage of The Ronto Groups Finishing Touches Program. The Program is designed to assist future residents with finish selections and to ensure each residence meets individual buyer preferences. Opportunities to specify finish selections are becoming progressively limited as construction progresses. Based in the Seaglass Design Studio at 26951 Country Club Drive within Bonita Bay, the Finishing Touches Program allows future residents to select finishes for their homes flooring, cabinetry, countertops, door hardware, plumbing fixtures, and paint colors. A fully outfitted kitchen featuring the finishes and Thermadore appliances available at Seaglass is included at the Design Studio, as well as stone, porcelain, and wood flooring and carpet selections; granite, marble, and quartz countertops; decorative backsplash choices; trim, doors, faucets, and plumbing fixtures; and a gas grill. Future residents are invited to meet with the Finishing Touches Coordinator at the Design Studio and to include their own interior designer in the selection process. Future residents may also specify finishes from other sources. The Seaglass Design Studio and Sales Center are open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m. With membership opportunities available, Seaglass residents will enjoy Bonita Bays amenity rich lifestyle. Recognized as one of the ten healthiest clubs in America by Prevo Health Solutions, Bonita Bays amenities range from a 60,000 square feet Lifestyle Center, to five championship golf courses, expanded tennis facilities, a full-service marina, numerous dining venues, a residents only private beach park, and a network of on-property hiking and biking trails. The Americas Healthiest Clubs award is conveyed only to private clubs focused on the cultivation of a healthy environment and lifestyle for its members and staff. The three-story Lifestyle Center includes a nearly 20,000 square feet Fitness Center, a 9,000 square feet spa and salon, and the WAVE Caf that serves healthy fast food, freshly made organic juices, and smoothies. Visit Seaglass online at www.seaglassatbonitabay.com. Above: The expansive open-concept living spaces in the Seaglass tower residences include tall windows that maximize the view corridors in each residence. The outdoor spaces included with the Seaglass tower residences offer an opportunity to merge the indoor and outdoor living experience while providing spectacular views of Southwest Floridas fabled sunsets. Vertical construction of The Ronto Groups 26-floor, 120-unit Seaglass luxury high-rise tower within Bonita Bay is on schedule for completion in just 13 months. The building is now more than 60% sold.
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6 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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
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8 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYSix 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, fourbath 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 $ 3,675,000. 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, threebath Angelicapriced at $1,330,000 includes 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 completionthree 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 awardwinning 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. London 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. 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. Capriano Isabella
ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY CHAPTER 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. & Exclusive Sales & Marketing by Wilson& Associates The Skys the Stage... ...for an Encore Performance Tower 2 makes its debut at Kalea Bay. Pre-construction pricing. Morning sunrises and evening sunsets. A performance youll want to watch over and over again. Secure your front-row seat for an encore presentation center, plus one spectacular clubhouse. Residences priced from $1.4 million. 13910 Old Coast Road, Naples, FL 34110 KaleaBay.com 239-793-0110From US 41 take Wiggins Pass Road and go north on Vanderbilt Drive. (Bridge on Vanderbilt Drive, between 111th Ave. N. and Wiggins Pass Rd. closed)
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E2 Publisher Shelley Hobbs Editor Cindy Pierce Presentation Editor Eric Raddatz Account Executives Gail Dingee Michele Foley Cori Higgins Andrew McCauley Rob Patterson Nicole Ryan Adam Schonberg Graphic Designers Chris Andruskiewicz Alisa Bowman Amy Grau Paul Heinrich Hannah Kruse Meg Roloff Scott Sleeper Florida Weekly9051 Tamiami Trail N. Naples, FL 34108 Ph: 239-325-1960 Fx: 239-325-1964 Subscriptions:Call 239.333.2135 or visit www.floridaweekly.com One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95.www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY2 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 NOW MAY 14MAY 18 JUNE 24JUNE 29 AUG 12SWFLS PREMIER DINNER THEATRE239.278.4422 BROADWAYPALM.COM Welcome to Florida Weeklys Best special section Many best of publications are filled solely with content thats bought and paid for; thats not our style at Florida Weekly. Yes, our advertisers the folks who make this piece of Floridian pulp and history you hold in your hands possible receive shout-outs from us in these pages. Its only fair. But the bulk of our Best section has nothing to do with invoices or ballot-box stuffing. The nonscientific, non-crowdsourced process by which we choose our BEST winners begins with a brainstorming meeting of our writers and editors. A couple of months later, after scouring the nooks and crannies of the region and Florida Weekly archives, this section emerges: page after page of things we praise and applaud, pontificate on and poke fun at. Herewith, our BEST. We had fun doing it, and we hope you have fun reading it. LETUSENTERTAIN YOUPAGEWhen it comes to leisure time, Southwest Floridians cannot live on beaches and sunsets alone. We need theater, music, shopping, movies, museums and all sorts of places to take the kids and grandkids and to send our houseguests to explore on their own when everyone needs a little space. Here are the BEST of them all.ONLYINPARADISE PAGEHere are some of the notable faces and places that exemplify the BEST of what our fair city by the sea has to offer. BONAPPETIT! PAGEGoing out to eat has become the great American pastime, but Neapolitans seem to make it their jobs. Tuck into some of the BEST and most interesting tidbits weve been slavering over.HOMESWEET HOME PAGEWhether you already live here or look forward to settling in Southwest Florida someday down the road, there are lots of people at the ready to make sure its always the BEST home, sweet home from those who can help you find, finance, build or furnish your abode to someone to watch over it when you have to tear yourself away for whatever reason.ATYOURSERVICE PAGEFor those with the attention span, the time and the tools, do-it-yourself projects certainly have their place. Were talking about the kinds of things you see on Pinterest and at free weekend workshops at The Home Depot. When it comes to the serious business of life, though, we always take the BEST route and find a professional to get the job done. DIY is no way to go when things like finances, legal matters, insurance and even planning that well-deserved vacation are concerned.LOOKINGGOOD FEELINGGOOD PAGEBack in 1513, when Juan Ponce de Leon led the first known European expedition to La Florida, he was supposedly searching for the Fountain of Youth. Alas, the discovery was not to be made. But that couldnt stop millions of others from making their way to the Sunshine State on a quest for their own versions of eternal youth (or even just a fresh start or a restful retirement). More than 500 years later, the Fountain of Youth still eludes us. Fortunately, that doesnt mean we cant look and feel our BEST while were here.CALLUSCRAZY PAGESometimes its called Flori-Duh, and theres no denying it: We have some crazy politics and colorful folks who do some things worth noting. Here are some of the BEST from our files. BEST contributing writers:Robin DeMattia, Karen Feldman, Sharon Kenny, Michael Korb, Cynthia Mott, Lindsey Nesmith, Ivan Seligman, Nancy Stetson, Nanci Theoret and Evan WilliamsBEST contributing photographers:Sal Dickinson, Kimberly Joy, Bernadette La Paglia, Charlie McDonald, Cynthia Mott and Ivan Seligman INSIDE BEST cover design:Eric Raddatz
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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY4 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 E4 BESTHIDDENTALENTCollier County Sheriffs OfficeThe fine men and women of CCSO have been on a roll lately with public relations campaigns that make us smile. Our favorite is Car Pool Cruiser, where host Lt. J.J. Carol picks up a deputy for an interview during which they also break into songs like I Fought the Law and the Law Won and Thirty Days in the Hole. Its kind of like squad-car karaoke. Catch the newest episodes at www.ccso.tv. On a related note, CCSO officers have been sharing coffee and swapping stories with interested residents at area Dunkin Donuts so everyone can get to know each other a little better and so those of us on the civilian side of the law can live out a real-life clich at the same time. BESTCANDIDCAMERACorkscrew boardwalk pantherWhile walking the boardwalk at Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary last spring, visitor Tina Dorschel had her camera out when a full-grown Florida panther trotted into view and skidded directly past her in fright. She later posted her video on Facebook, not knowing that she is probably the only person in at least a generation to unintentionally encounter a healthy Florida panther in the wild. A single choice word and more than 6 million page views later, we still marvel at how close she came to Floridas most prized big cat.BESTBASKETBALL UPANDCOMERSThe men and women Eagles of FGCUWhile they didnt make it to the Sweet 16 as they did in 2013, the FGCU mens basketball team made a valiant effort in the NCAA March Madness first round against the towering team of FSU, losing by a mere 6 points. Pretty impressive when you consider the Seminoles had one player who was 7-foot-4 and another who was 7-foot-2. The FGCU women also made it to NCAA play, making the University of Miami women work hard for a 62-60 victory in the final seconds of the game. These young Division I teams are providing Southwest Florida with electrifying competition and showing they can do battle with the BEST of them. Go Eagles! HOME OF THE NAPLES PRINCESS 239.774.0479 550 Port-O-Call Way | Naples, Florida 34102 | email@example.com | portofnaplesmarina.comBOAT RENTALS & JET SKI RENTALSBRAND NEW EQUIPMENT WITH THE LATEST ADVANCED TECHNOLOGYAlso Available at the Marina: Daily Public Cruises, Private Charters, Charter Fishing, Live Bait and More!
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FLORIDA WEEKLY6 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 E6 BESTCHRISTMASPRESENTTop town for the holidaysThanks, Coastal Living, for naming Naples one of Americas 10 BEST Beach Towns for Christmas. We Neapolitans are naturally festive (you should see how we do St. Patricks Day and the Fourth of July), so its wonderful when a national magazine recognizes our downtown window displays, boat parades and sparkle. You really shouldnt have!BESTEVERSPENTWorld Class Cash scratch-off ticketJosh Reyes of Naples made the most out of the new Florida Lottery scratch-off game World Class Cash by turning the $25 ticket into a million-dollar prize. Mr. Reyes, who is now our newest BEST friend, purchased his winning ticket at the Publix on 4860 Davis Blvd. and chose to receive a one-time, lump sum payment of $748,000. The $25 game launched on Feb. 28 and features more than $549 million in total cash prizes, including two top prizes of $10 million and 46 prizes of $1 million. There are still plenty of wins left. And though we dont condone gambling, we do condone winning.BESTOASISWITHINANOASISOld Collier Golf ClubImagine a spot that makes the outside world of Naples seem like a bourgeoisie garden club. For a mere $310,000 (plus yearly dues) you can be transported to what feels like Carolina Low Country and play golf with a maximum of 250 of your closest friends/billionaires. Its Old Collier Golf Club, the very definition of exclusive.BESTKNOWITALLTim Aten, Naples Daily NewsIt doesnt hurt us at all to admit that Tim Aten, the Naples Daily News writer who oversees the papers In The Know column, might really know everything happening in Naples right now. And tomorrow and the next day. Its a monumental task, and were happy to say that locals are lucky to have Mr. Aten at their service. BESTSHOWOFUNITYShabat for SolidarityDuring a recent national wave of anti-Semitic crime in the U.S., Neapolitans were shocked to join the list of communities grappling with hate crimes when Temple Shaloms sign was shot in December. Never fear, though. More than 1,000 people showed their support for the local Jewish community when they arrived at the congregations Shabbat for Solidarity immediately following the event. Heres hoping we showed the perpetrators they are in the extreme minority.BESTBIKESERVICEValet your cruiser or 10-speedNeapolitans love cycling, but using it for actual transportation rather than fitness provides a simple challenge: where to stash it at downtown events. Naples Pathways Coalition came to the rescue with a bike valet service so locals could enjoy the wind in their hair on the way to big events including the Naples New Years Art Festival, for example, and not worry about whether their sweet ride would be defiled or stolen while they perused vendor tents. Image is Everything... Get Springtime Fresh with... FREE Pickup and Delivery 239.936.0665WWW.NUIMAGECLEANERS.COM VISIT ONE O F OUR T W T W T O W O W C O C O O N V ENIENT L OC ENIENT L OC ENIENT L ATI O NS CENTRAL 239.936.06653722 Cleveland Avenue Fort MyersFIDDLESTIC KS 239.454.26658911 Daniels Parkway, Suite 1 Fort Myers $5 OFF Must present coupon. Not valid with any other oers or discounts. Exp. 6/30/17.ANY DRY-CLEA NING ORD ER OVER $25NuImage Cleaners has been the ocial dry cleaner of Florida Repertory eatre for more than 16 years. Not only does NuImage do a beautiful job cleaning our costumes, but also they are always reliable in getting our costumes ready in time for the curtain to rise. ere has never been a problem or a concern in sixteen years of impeccable service. And the friendly sta is always a pleasure to see and to do business with. As Southwest Floridas premiere professional theatre recently hailed by the Wall Street Journal as One of Americas top repertory companies! we pride ourselves on the quality of our work, including our costumes, which are always of a Broadway level. NuImage is a great community partner and plays an essential role in keeping Florida Rep looking good!Producing Artistic Director Florida Repertory eatre
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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY8 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 E8 BESTBAKERSDOZENPatty and Jay BakerIf you want to befriend Jay and Patty Baker, BEST known as the names behind such lovely local items as The Baker Museum at ArtisNaples, NHC Downtown Baker Hospital and the almost-ready-to-picnicin Baker Park (along the Gordon River), its as easy as buying tickets to every gala in town. The stylish and fun-loving couple, who dabble in everything from priceless Yankee memorabilia to Broadway productions, support dozens of local charities and make a point to have a great time doing it. (Theyve donated a reported $150 million dollars over the past two decades.) If we didnt already know Jays business acumen (he was president of Kohls department stores and grew it into the behemoth it is today), we might think the couples main talent might be having a great time and helping those in need. And we all need more friends like that. BESTHIDDENPARKINGThe garage off Broad StreetNaples is great for many reasons, but parking is not one of them. However, if you find yourself wanting to partake of the establishments around Third Street South, theres a little-known (or used) subterranean parking garage off Broad Street between Third Street South and Gordon Drive. Dont tell anyone.BESTNEWCOLLEGECLASSFlorida Man at FGCUIt was bound to happen what with all the weird stories about Florida men doing incredibly odd things. Florida man throws gator into Wendys drive-thru window. Florida man banned from pizza shop after too many prank calls. Florida man assaults opponent after argument escalates on shuffleboard court. Hey folks, its news, and its happening right here in the Sunshine State. So in the fall of 2016, the FGCU Honors program offered an interdisciplinary course called Florida Man to examine these peculiar events, why they occur here and what compels these men (and women) to do the things they do. Sociology assistant professor Jan-Martijn Meij and psychology professor Martin Bourgeoise co-taught the well-received course. Let us entertain youWhen it comes to leisure time, man cannot live on beaches and sunsets alone. We need live theater and music, shopping and movies, museums and galleries, places to take the kids and grandkids and other places to send our houseguests to explore on their own when everyone needs a little space. Lucky for us, we have the BEST of them all, right here. BESTWAYTOMAKEASPLASHPort of Naples MarinaNaples Bay is one of Naples greatest attractions, and Port of Naples Marina has all the options for enjoying the water to its fullest. For experienced or novice water-sports enthusiasts, heres where to find the newest fleet of jet skis, rental boats, charter fishing and public and private cruises. Adjacent to Tin City and in the same building as Naples Princess cruises, this one-stop shop has everything under the sun for your next day out on the water. BEST of all, these options give customers the experience of being up close and personal with Naples Bay and the wildlife that resides within. 239-774-0479; www.portofnaplesmarina. com. Glorious Food, Great Shops & Graceful Byways Third Street South Farmers MarketEvery Saturday, 7:30AM 11:30AM Every Saturday, the original and still the best Every Saturday, the original and still the best Farmers Market in Naples, serving shoppers for more than 20 years, featuring the best locally grown fruits and vegetables, flowers, sustainable meats and seafood, hand-crafted jams, coffee, pastries and baked goods, prepared foods, as well as an artful assortment of jewelry and crafts, and even assortment of jewelry and crafts, and even treats and food for your pet. Tropicool 5K Road RaceSunday, May 7, 2017 7:30 AM A scenic 5K road race that courses through the streets A scenic 5K road race that courses through the streets and avenues of Old Naples, hosted by Gulf Coast Runners. Proceeds of the race will benefit the Gulf Coast Runners Youth Development Fund. Refreshments will be provided after the race. More detail and registration are available through Gulf Coast Runners at gcrunner.org/tropicool5K.html. The Naples Historical SocietyMuseum Hours: TuesdaySaturday, 1 PM Garden Tours: 1st & 3rd Thursday of Each Month, 10-11 AM Walking Tours: Every Wednesday at 9:30 AM All ages enjoy taking a step back in time and learning All ages enjoy taking a step back in time and learning about early Naples history through a visit to the Historical Societys Palm Cottage, a Landmark in the National Register of Historic Places. For more information and reservations for tours of the Cottage, Norris Gardens and surrounding Naples Historic District visit napleshistoricalsociety.org or call 239.261.8164. 239.261.8164. May 2017 Events Third Street South Concierge (239) 434-6533 www.thirdstreetsouth.com 1207 Third Street South Naples, FL 34102 Glorious Food, Great Shops & Graceful Byways Glamour and Good Times Since the 1930s (239) 434-6533 thirdstreetsouth.com
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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY14 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 E14 BESTTAKEOVERTesla pulls into Waterside ShopsTheres always room for another luxury car dealer in town and Tesla, the newest addition to Waterside Shops, took over Ann Taylors sweet spot so it can showcase its special brand of hipster luxury indoors. Shoppers can custom design their cars, avail themselves of hands-on exhibits and take a sweet ride for a spin, right from the same spot the towns female professionals used to purchase their twill pencil skirts and slingbacks.BESTPLACEFOR GLAMORANDGOODTIMESThird Street SouthEverything that calls people to Southwest Florida is nestled among Third Street Souths historic courtyards and plazas. To take a leisurely stroll past charming beach cottages and the Naples Pier is to rediscover why you live in Naples. Poke your head into eclectic and delightful shops. Dine in one of the many bistros, pubs and fine restaurants surrounded by antique European fountains and cascading flowers. Relax in a gallery filled with fine art and sculptures. Theres a carefree vibe in this quaint stretch of Old Naples. And when the sun dips behind the Gulf, this is where you go to see and be seen. 239-261-8936; www. thirdstreetsouth.com.BESTTALLTALESStory Tellers of the Round TableArt comes in many forms, and whats more fundamental than a good story? Formed out of a Naples Toastmasters Group, Story Tellers of the Round Table have been entertaining sold-out crowds in Collier and Lee counties the old-fashioned way: yarn-spinning. Follow Story Tellers of the Round Table on Facebook.BESTINDOORRANGE ANDTRAININGCENTERAlamo Range Naples Indoor Gun Range and Sales CenterShooters of all experience levels will find the Alamo has something special to offer. The range features the most advance air-filtration system available to the industry and is immaculately clean and well lit. Come as you are, the Alamo has everything you need. The Alamo also has a world-class training academy with comfortable classrooms and range facilities second to none. You can learn in a class setting or one-on-one with any of our NRA-certified instructors. Visit our Website to learn more about our long list of classes and book online. The Alamos showroom covers 6,500 square feet and has a vast selection of firearms, accessories and ammunition to amaze. Whether you are a local or visitor, the Alamo has something for you. Memberships available. 239-593-0232; www. alamorange.com.BESTPLACEFOR INTELLIGENTCONVERSATIONThe FGCU Renaissance AcademyThey say intelligent conversation is in the eye of the beholder Oh wait, maybe they dont. Oh well, if we were capable and/or interested in intelligent conversation, wed suggest any Florida Gulf Coast University Renaissance Academy current events class. Smart minds interested in things such as Rock Art of the American Southwest or Nuclear Security of The Electoral College Must Be Preserved (that was an actual class title) gravitate toward learning and can attend classes at numerous locations. Heres hoping we see you at next years The Collapse of the Hapsburg Empire in World War I course. 239-434-4737; www.fgcu.edu/racademy.BESTPLACEFORA DOLPHININFUSEDSUNSETThe Sweet Liberty catamaranSouthwest Florida has long been known for its prestigious waterways enjoyed year round by locals and visitors alike. Everyone can agree that life on the water is a great escape from day-to-day life back on land. The Sweet Liberty catamaran is the largest in Southwest Florida. At 53 feet long, it is captained by Shane Chaplin and his wife, Susan. They will take you on an adventure you will never forget. Whether its beach island shelling, nature watch sightseeing, sunset cruises or private charters youre after, the Sweet Liberty will hoist its sails and take you there. Captain Shane and Susan invite you to pack a small cooler with your food and beverage of choice aboard their 44-passenger vessel to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Gulf as you sail off, leaving all your worries behind. 239-793-3525; www.sweetliberty.com. EXPERIENCE OUR SEASONAL FAVORITES 1300 THIRD STREET SOUTH NAPLES 239-262-5500 ridgwaybarandgrill.com Venetian Village 4270 Gulf Shore Boulevard North Naples 239-649-5552 baysideseafoodgrillandbar.comTechnicolor Views.Culinary Art. Sparkling Waterfront Views and Live Entertainment! 1300 Third Street South, Naples 239-262-7999 tonysoffthird.comWINE, PASTRIES AND MORE! Venetian Village 4280 Gulf Shore Boulevard North Naples 239-228-5823 sukieswineshop.com
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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY16 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 E16 10% OFFany order of $75 or more A lot has changed since 1938, but we still go by the Wynns Golden Rule of delivering a superior product at an honest price, with impeccable customer service! Located at the Naples YMCA No Membership Required rfntb 1 1 5 5 6 6 BESTPLACETOSHOP DINEANDSAVEMiromar OutletsWith more than 140 top designer and brand-name outlet stores, if you start at one end of Miromar Outlets and shop your way to the other, you can stretch your dollar approximately 2 miles and save up to 70 percent off retail prices. Miromar Outlets in Southwest Florida has been voted for the 18th year in a row BEST Factory Outlet Mall in addition to BEST Shopping Mall. A one-of-a-kind blend of superb outlets, architecture and dining had established Miromar Outlets as the premier shopping destination in Southwest Florida. Top names include Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, Neiman Marcus Last Call and Bloomingdales The Outlet Store. www.miromaroutlets.com.BESTBEACHBARNOT ONTHEBEACHThe Island GypsyFor a coastal destination, its a bit surprising we dont have more beachside dining options, but its okay. We have Island Gypsy Caf & Marina Bar on Isle of Capri. It has no beach, but it does have waterfront dining, boat-in access and a great bar menu that would make Jack Sparrow feel right at home. Gypsy punch, anyone? 239-394-1111; www.theislandgypsy.com.BESTCONSERVATION EDUCATIONPROGRAMSThe Naples ZooEducation is the heart of Naples Zoos mission, and the zoo provides an informative, educational and engaging family-oriented experience that inspires guests to respect and protect wildlife and nature. As we enter into a new era of global awareness and environmental stewardship, Naples Zoo is uniquely positioned to reach an increasing number of children and adults, helping to inspire them to value, respect and conserve the biodiversity of the planet. Naples Zoo has formal education partnerships with Collier County Public Schools, Lee County Public Schools and Lee County Public Library System. The zoos commitment to education is further demonstrated by its collaboration with the Florida Department of Education to develop programs that meet Floridas Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. Grade-specific programming has been designed for students from pre-K through middle-schoolers, offering a variety of hands-on learning opportunities in biology, animal behavior, ecology and species and habitat conservation. www.napleszoo.org/education.BESTEVENTDESTINATION INTHEHEARTOFNAPLESNaples PrincessImpress your guests when you invite them aboard the 105-foot, three-level luxury yacht, the Naples Princess. Enjoy the wonderful southern Florida sun on our upper-level sundeck or relax inside the climatecontrolled comfort of our interior salons. Inside or outside, the Naples Princess is sure to provide the absolute BEST view of the alluring Naples backdrop. The Naples Princess not only offers the perfect setting to host your celebration, but the sales team can also develop and create your ideal menu selections, made fresh on board. The yacht also hosts public sightseeing cruises into Naples Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, setting sail daily from Port of Naples Marina near downtown. 239-649-2275; www.naplesprincesscruises.com.
www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY18 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 E18 www.marcoescapes.comExperience Something GrandEXCELLENCE IS A CHOICE.Finer Marco Island and Naples Area Vacation Rentals Marco Islands Leading Luxury BrandLocated in the Marco Walk Plaza 599 South Collier Boulevard, Suite 115 Reservations & Info: (239) 217-6300 BESTNEWEVENTSPACEVenue NaplesWhat happens when one of the areas most innovative and energetic chefs creates an event space thats as flexible and inventive as he is? You get Venue Naples, a fully customizable multi-use event space owned and operated by Brian and Nicole Roland. Chef Roland heads up the Crave Culinaire team, which provides the food and service at Venu Naples. It is a splendid pairing and offers those looking for a place for that special performance, wedding or other event a new and convenient option. The interior looks like a modern loft with exposed brick and reclaimed lumber beams. Adding to the ambiance, the Rolands joined forces with the Gallery of Amazing Things in Dania Beach to host monthly exhibits of art, dcor and antiques that will be available for purchase. Salud! 239-212-1529; www.venuenaples.com.BESTDEATHBEDSCENEOutside Mullingar The intimate deathbed scene between father and son in The Naples Players production of Outside Mullingar brought tears to everyones eyes as the two said everything youd want to say to a parent or child so thered be no regrets after it was too late. It was practically a textbook example in What to Say for Your Last Conversation. And incredibly moving.BESTBETIFYOUCANT MAKEITTOBROADWAYBroadway Palm Dinner TheatreYear after year, Broadway Palm brings home to Southwest Florida the crowd-pleasing shows and full-scale Broadway musicals generations of audiences adore. Romance, nostalgia, prime rib: These are the bread and butter of this family-run, 450seat dinner theater that has packed the house now for 24 incredible seasons. Now playing: Jesus Christ Superstar, through May 14; and A Year With Frog and Toad, through May 12. Followed by Clue: the Musical, May 18-June 24; Mary Poppins, June 29-Aug. 12; and Rapunzel, June 2-23. And if you cant make it to Broadway Palm, try the 100seat black box theater across the lobby, the Off Broadway Palm, where Right Bed, Wrong Husband plays June 15-July 29. 239-278-4422; www.broadwaypalm.com.BESTDOUBLEBILLINGMy Fair LadiesTwo theater companies, just blocks from each other, put on individual productions of My Fair Lady this season. For those who love musical theater, it was not only an opportunity to see a classic musical twice, but an invitation to compare two very different treatments of the classic show: Gulfshore Playhouse did a minimalist production, with a cast of 10 playing all the roles and just two pianos for accompaniment, whereas The Naples Players went all out, with a cast of 32 and a 13-piece orchestra. Same musical, two different approaches. Bravo! Bravo!
FLORIDA WEEKLY20 THE BEST W EEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 E20 BEST U NBEARABLELIKENESS OF BEINGNEARABEARFWC bear-wise videosIf your name is Boo-Boo, youre probably pretty excited to have a bear wander into your neighborhood. But a quick check of the local tax rolls finds we are in short supply of Boo-Boos. However, Florida black bear numbers are on the rise, and all too many of us are finding ourselves nose-to-snout with the furry fellas. Thats why the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has produced two videos Cause for a Call and BearWise Communities to help teach the public how to safely coexist with the four-legged trash lovers. We laughed, we cried, we growled.BESTARENA WEST O FIFlorida SouthWestern State CollegeThe Suncoast Credit Union Arena opened its doors to the public on Nov. 29, 2016. While serving as the new home of the FSW Buccaneers basketball and volleyball teams, the stunning 75,000-square-foot arena is also a gathering spot for students. Within this new facility, students are able to exercise before or after class in a state-of-the-art fitness center, join an intramural sport or take advantage of open recreation nights. In the off-season, it will serve as a resource for the community and a venue for concerts, trade shows, exhibitions and FSWs annual commencement ceremonies. www.FSW.edu.BESTDIVA F ROMCOLLIER TOCHARLOTTECOU NTYSteffanie PearceSoprano Steffanie Pearce founded Opera Naples 10 years ago, then three years ago created Gulfshore Opera. With 30 years of opera experience the producer, director, performer and teacher is a dynamo, producing operas in Collier, Lee, and Charlotte counties, making the art form physically and financially accessible for aficionados from Collier to Charlotte counties. This past season, there were 30 public events in the three counties. www.gulfshoreopera.org.BESTARTCENTER YO U VENEVERVISITEDMarco Island Center for the ArtsNestled in a tree-shaded campus, the Marco Island Center for the Arts is a colorful secret site thats generously supported and visited by art lovers from Everglades City to Fort Myers. It offers both traditional and cutting-edge juried works in varied media as well as a superb music series (just $25 per concert). Whether you go for an exhibit opening, a performance or a class, be sure to say hi to Daisy Doodle, the centers 15-year-old golden retriever mascot. 239-394-4221; www.marcoislandart. org. Sarasota Port Charlotte Fort Myers Cape Coral Naples jasonsdeli.com Meeting and eatingOrder online at jasonsdeli.com is easy, even on short notice.
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E22 Where history lives! Collier County MuseumsCollier County Museum3331 Tamiami Trail East, NaplesImmokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch1215 Roberts Avenue, ImmokaleeNaples Depot Museum1051 5th Avenue South, NaplesMarco Island Historical Museum180 South Heathwood Drive, Marco IslandMuseum of the Everglades105 West Broadway, Everglades CityFree admission at all Collier County Museums. For more info, visit CollierMuseums.com or call 239.252.8476. ACCESSORIES & BOTANICALS LIGHTING FURNITURE UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE MIRRORS & WALL ART Call Today! 239.594.303711985 Tamiami Trail NorthNaples, FLOPEN MONDAY-SATURDAY 10-5, SUNDAY 11-4Visit our new website at agostinos.com Also visit: interiorsbyagostinos.comStep Up In at AGOSTINOS Complimentary Interior Design Consultations Step Up In Step Up In at FINE FURNITURE. ART GALLERY. DESIGN STUDIO. We provide our clients with a personal and intimate design experience.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY24 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 E24 r f Bonita Springs 239.333.2646 The Prado at Spring CreekFort Myers 239.939.5636 Across from Scanlon LexusNaples 239.465.3909Centennial Bank BuildingBY APPOINTMENT ON LY rffntbtfffnfff VISIT US ONLINE TO V IEW OUR UPCOMING AUCTIONS! www.GulfCoastCoin.comBUYING n SELLING n AUCTIONING ftttf tfbft ftfftnf ftfftnf ftfftnf ftf BESTOUTDOORSUMMER CONCERTSERIESMercatoIts all happening this summer at Mercato. As the snowbirds fly away and the sun gets hotter, the locals come out to play. Enjoy outdoor concerts on the lawn the first Thursday of every month: May 4, The Woodwork; June 1, The Wilder Sons; July 6, Ben Allen Band; Aug. 3, Electric Mud; Sept. 7, Rockin Horse. Silverspot offers a break from the Florida heat with $8 movies on Terrific Tuesdays. Find great fashion deals at J. Crew Mercantile, Nordstrom Rack and countless others. Also, dont miss the grand opening of Burntwood Tavern, coming this summer. Enjoy their BWT signature cocktails. www.mercatoshops.com.BESTVALUEFORE APRIVATEGOLFCLUBQuail Village Golf ClubQuail Village Golf Club is a private golf club known for its friendliness and exceptional value since 1985. Its a rarity among golf clubs, with no initiation fee and annual dues under $5,000 (even less if you are single or under age 63). Its the BEST value among private clubs in Naples. The people at Quail Village are immediately welcoming and laid back. There are a lot of opportunities to make friends and socialize. Members love the everyday luxury at our clubhouse restaurant, and Bogeys pool bar is the areas top-rated 19th hole. Quail Village also hosts monthly wine tastings, community events, golf groups and regular clinics. There are countless reasons why Quail Village is known for its value and friendliness. Make a point to visit today to see for yourself. 239-598-2815; www.quailvillagegolfclub.org.BESTCOLLECTIONOFISLAND VACATIONPROPERTIESMarco EscapesLiving up to its claim of being Marco Islands leading luxury brand, Marco Escapes delivers only the finest vacation home and condo accommodations on Marco Island and in the greater Naples area. With the finest guest support services and unparalleled decor, seclusion and privacy, the agencys stunning luxury waterfront and Gulf-side properties provide unforgettable settings for family events and romantic rendezvous for two. 239-217-6300; www.MarcoEscapes.com. BESTWATERFRONTEXPERIENCELani Kai Island ResortOpen 365 days a year, the Lani Kai is a top Fort Myers Beach destination and the perfect beach vacation in Southwest Florida. Within walking distance of all of Fort Myers Beachs BEST attractions, the Lani Kai is in the heart of it all. Theres simply isnt a better waterfront location than this popular resort with newly renovated rooms and private balconies facing the Gulf of Mexico or Estero Bay. Theres direct beach access, a rooftop lounge, seven bars, three restaurants and a coffee shop along with all the other must-have beach amenities. Events and entertainment happen all year long, and beach activities are fun and plentiful. 239-463-3111; www.LaniKaiIslandResort.com.BESTGOLDSILVERDIAMOND JEWELRYANDRARECOIN EXCHANGEGulfcoast Coin & Jewelry A respected Florida institution since 1975, Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry buys, sells, appraises and auctions rare coins, fine jewelry, diamonds, watches and high-end collectibles. The professional staff strives to create lasting relationships with their customers. This philosophy, coupled with a strong work ethic and 43 years of experience, has grown the business to three locations in Southwest Florida. Conveniently located to meet all your rare coin, precious metals, jewelry, diamond and auction needs. 239-939-5636; www.GulfCoastCoin.com.
E25 5 5 VERGINAThe Star of Great Dining in Naples 6 6 700 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, Florida 34102 Reservations 239.659.7008 VerginaRestaurant.com Vergina, Where Old world qualitymeets New world innovationLunch: In Season: Daily 11:30am 3:30pm | Out of Season (May-Oct): Daily 11:30am 3:00pm Dinner: In Season: Daily from 4:00pm | Out of Season (May-Oct): Daily From 5:00pm BAR Lounge: All seasons Daily from 11:30am until closing Live Entertainment: All Seasons Daily from 8:30pm
FLORIDA WEEKLY26 THE BEST W EEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 E26 BESTPLACETOREVITALIZEShangri-La SpringsBuilt in 1921, this legendary property in downtown Bonita Springs is the hidden treasure of Southwest Florida. Nestled among a lush botanical garden, the resort restaurant sources its food from the propertys certified organic gardens. Theres also a full-service spa offering natural, organic body treatments and a steam room, sauna and private courtyard. The extensive program line-up includes yoga and crystal bowl meditations, weekly live music and various workshops. Works by local artists and artisans are featured in the charming gift shop. Free, multi-media art and nature nights happen every second Wednesday, and the beautiful Great House gallery showcases new local artists every two months. Sign up for the garden and history tours and learn about the spring on the property from which Bonita Springs gets its name and about the rare giant Mysore fig trees that canopy the historic buildings. The unique, rich landscape that makes Southwest Florida known as a paradise is exemplified on these grounds where paradise is found. 239-949-0749; www.ShangrilaSprings.com.BESTNEWSTAGEDIRECTIONBryce AlexanderWhen Dallas Dunnagan retired after 16 years as artistic director at The Naples Players, there were big shoes to fill. Denver native Bryce Alexander accepted the challenge last fall, moving from the snow to the sand. Mr. Alexander hopes to raise the curtain on several new ideas, including building renovations, marketing to a younger audience, performing Shakespeare on the front plaza along Fifth Avenue South and offering sensory-friendly performances for people with autism or Alzheimers. BESTPLACE TO GET LOST AT SEANaples Nantucket Yacht GroupThose who travel to Southwest Florida to escape the cold winters up north and those who have chosen to call this place their year-round home all share the common passion for our greatest attraction: the picturesque Gulf waters. Capt. Bill Charbonneau was inspired to find a way to share his passion for boating and provide a superior opportunity for clients to experience yachting on the waters of Southwest Florida in a truly luxurious fashion. Their fleet of yachts, ranging from 31-165 feet long, with highly trained and attentive staff will be sure to make your luxury cruise something to remember for a lifetime. 239-331-6868; www. naplesnantucketyachtcharters.com.BESTACTRESSSofia Jean GomezSofia Jean Gomez won you over the very minute she stepped on stage as Portia in Gulfshore Playhouses production of Shakespeares The Merchant of Venice. It was easy to see why she had so many suitors trying to win her hand: She was smart, witty and had a delightful sparkle about her. She seemed perpetually bemused by life. The actress reminded us of a young Meryl Streep in the way she fully inhabited her character. She made Shakespeare fun.
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FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 THE BEST 45 E45 Naples 643-9898 Ft. Myers 275-7850 Cape Coral 242-0218Text mels to 56654 to receive a FREE Fried Pickle AppetizerGolden Gate 455-4242Bonita Springs 949-3080 Visit us at www.MelsDiners.com Voted the Best Family Restaurant 5 5 6 6 All U Can Eat FishServed with French Fries and Coleslaw and Choice of Mels Homemade Soup or Salad1/2 lb. of Aged, Slow-Cooked and Mouth-wateringPrime Rib Served with Baked Potato and Caesar Salad, available a er 4pm Certi ed Black Angus BeefCheeseburgerwith French Fries & Cole Slaw Monday-Saturday 11am-3pmMargaritas, Bloody Marys & MartinisAll Day EverydayFresh Gulf of Mexico Seafood DinnersServed with Rice, Vegetables and Mels Homemade Soup or Salad Fresh Gulf of Mexico $ 15 99 $ 9 99 $ 3 00 $ 13 99 Full Rackof Baby Back Ribs Classic Eggs Benedict $ 12 99 $ 12 99 $ 6 99 $ 8 29Filet Mignon and 4 oz. Cold Water TailServed with Mels Homemade Soup or Salad and Choice of Potato Fresh Seafood Gulf of Mexico d G from the s e Try Our FRESH Grouper Creations! $ 11 99 Starting at rfnVoted thetb by Florida Weekly, GulfShore Life Magazine & Parent & Child Magazine Bon apptit!Going out to eat has become the great American pastime, but Neapolitans seem to make it their jobs. With local chefs performing feats of culinary artistry never before seen this side of Miami, residents and visitors alike are packing into dining rooms and sometimes lining streets to get a taste of the haute cuisine flying out of kitchens all around town. Even home cooks can dish out incredible meals, thanks to the abundance of gourmet and specialty markets catering to foodies. Weve lined up the BEST and most interesting tidbits were slavering over from around town.BESTFRIEDFISHYOUCANEAT WHILEWEARINGTHEACTUAL CLOTHESYOUWEREWEARING WHENYOUCAUGHTTHEFISHEverglades Citys Island CafYou cant miss the Island Cafe. It sits beside the only road into the fishing, crabbing, airboat-tour village of Everglades City. Fried fish, oysters, frog legs, gator and crab cakes are served hot-fried and locally flavored meaning they actually have flavor, not like they just came from a grocery store freezer. Fishermen, fisherwomen and fisherchildren are welcomed with Howd you dos? (translation: Did you catch any fish?) If you want to get a seat at any main meal time, BEST get there early. Locals know about Island Cafe and keep it hoppin. 239-695-0003.BESTRESTAURANT REINVENTION1500 South Art Smith, Oprah Winfreys former chef and a twotime James Beard award winner, opened another of his successful restaurants in the space formerly occupied by the delicious but defunct Meredays at Naples Bay Resort. The 1500 South concept pairs Southern food with inspiration from Chef Smiths world travels. Long may his fabulous fried chicken and waffles reign. 239-774-1500; www.1500southnaples.com.BESTMEXICANFIESTAFelipes Mexican TaqueriaAt Felipes Mexican Taqueria, their philosophy is simple: Ingredients should always be fresh and the recipes original. They cook all of their food from scratch continuously throughout the day. Felipes uses all-natural and traditional Mexican ingredients to bring the freshest and the most authentic flavors to the plate. Our bar motto is Fresh, Authentic, Creative. Watch as we create one of our freshly squeezed Key lime margaritas right in front of your eyes. Everyday is a fiesta at Felipes. 239-302-1444; www.felipestaqueria. com.BESTPLACETOMAKEMOM HAPPYYOUATETHERETrue Food KitchenHealthy foods are deliciously served at the new True Food Kitchen in Waterside Shops, with a large, open dining space and open bustling kitchen. The staffs uber-friendly team approach delivers top service from any passing server. Must-have dishes include the BEST fish tacos in Southwest Florida; the wild mushroom pizza with creamy taleggio cheese, asparagus and garlic; charred cauliflower salad with tahini; and the luscious turkey burger with smoked Gouda cheese and jalapeno remoulade. Desserts rock, too, with the gluten-free Key lime pie, vegan flan with coconut and caramel sauce and the most luscious flourless chocolate cakes youll ever have (topped with coconut milk ice cream). 239-431-4580; www. truefoodkitchen.com/locations/naples/
FLORIDA WEEKLY46 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 E46 24 HOUR ANIMA L EME RGE NCY & FULL SE RVICE SPE CIA LTY HOS PIT AL 239.947.0588239.947.0598 FAX When You Need Answers...Our Board-Certied Veterinary Specialists are Ready!Emergency Cardiology Internal Medicine NeurologySurgery Rehabilitation Critical Care Interventional Radiology Advanced ImagingI-75 EXIT 131.43 miles west on Daniels Parkway 9500 Marketplace Road Fort Myers, FL firstname.lastname@example.org Daniels Pkwy. 75 131EXIT Renaissance Way BESTCATCHONCatch 41Its a great catch and that is not a fishy story. A new chef and a fresh concept add up to a great catch at the Ramada Inn. The sprawling 200-seat restaurant and bar needed something more than just OK to keep it filled and profitable. This New Jersey family has done just that. Florida casual is the feel you get whether sitting at the bar, a table or lounging by the pool. The food is fun, fanciful and accompanied by live music. The menu, along with daily specials created by Executive Chef David Lani, will leave you wanting more. Conveniently located in the heart of Naples at the Ramada Inn, you wont find a better place to kick back and enjoy a cold beverage and amazing eats. Open daily from 11 a.m. to closing at 1100 Ninth St. N. 239-263-6046; www.catch41naples.com.BESTOFBOTHWORLDSNoodles Italian Caf & Sushi BarNoodles Italian Caf & Sushi Bar is considered a local hotspot that has brought two unlikely genres of food together. This seemingly odd couple that is Italian and Japanese cuisine has come together in successful and delicious harmony. The family, which consists of Matt and Seth, owners and operators, opened their doors in 1991. They have been celebrating 25 years with a wonderful array of mouthwatering dishes for you to choose from. Whether you are craving a hearty plate of spaghetti and meatballs, our famous chicken and artichoke hearts or fresh blue fin tuna sushi roll, you can find it all here. Noodles is a passionate family restaurant which has evolved into a local and seasonal favorite. In addition to hosting happy hours and business events, Noodles supports our local community through several avenues. There is no question, at Noodles, you truly get the BEST of both worlds, where east meets west. 239-592-0050; www.noodlescafe.com.BESTTRANSLATION FROMITALIANTOFRENCHThe FrenchVincenzo Betulias opening of a third restaurant The French Brasserie Rustique has proved a lovely complement to his two outstanding Italian establishments, Osteria Tulia and Bar Tulia. Chef Vinnie and his wife Anna met at Campiello where Vinnie was the chef and Anna was a server. Their dream to open their own place came true when they opened Sicilian-themed Osteria Tulia and later Bar Tulia next door. Taking on a second culture and a third location with The French, Chef Vinnie dashes across the street from one kitchen to another during the lunch and dinner hours yet never seems to lose his smile. Perhaps its because all three restaurants are hugely successful. 239-315-4019; www.thefrenchnaples.com.BESTORIGINALDININGSTAPLESINNAPLESRidgway Bar & Grill, Bayside Seafood Grill, Tonys on Third, Sukies Wine ShopTony Ridgway opened his first restaurant in Naples more than 46 years ago, only a couple of blocks from where his Ridgway Bar & Grill and Tonys Off Third wow diners today on 13th Avenue South off of Third Street South. Tony along with his long-time business partner, Sukie Honeycutt, have together operated many of Naples most successful and beloved restaurants. Today, the duo runs Ridgway Bar & Grill and Tonys Off Third in Old Naples, and Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar and Sukies Wine Shop in Venetian Village. Both Tony and Sukie have earned their stripes, and the respect of foodies and wine-lovers far and wide, for achieving such long-term success in a notoriously challenging industry. Neither shows any sign of slowing, either, continuing to evolve to meet modern trends. Tony and Sukie were both foodies before that was a thing, and the Naples food scene wouldnt be the same without their influence. Ridgway Bar and Grill: 239-262-5500; www. ridgwaybarandgrill.com. Tonys Off Third: 239-262-7999; www.tonysoffthird.com. Sukies: 239-228-5823; www.sukieswineshop.com.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY50 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 E50 BESTPLACETOMEATTHECEOBurgerFiDo we really need to discuss who has the BEST burger in town? Combine double Wagyu plus brisket and meat BurgerFis famous CEO. BurgerFi uses allnatural products, free of hormones and antibiotics. The beef is top quality 100 percent certified Angus. And dont get us started on the fries and onion rings. All of their food is made from scratch on a daily basis. At the two locations in Naples and the newest location in Fort Myers, they serve local craft beer and wine. Dont leave without trying their custard concrete in many different flavors, with oodles of toppings available. Visit their website to find the location nearest you. www.burgerfi.com.BESTRESTAURANTWITH CRAFTSMANSHIPINMINDWhiskey ParkWhen most people think of a park, they envision an open landscape, people and pets wandering around and the serenity of the open air. However, if you and your family are seeking a laid-back atmosphere similar to that of a Speakeasy, there is only one place: Whiskey Park. This New Orleans-inspired restaurant provides a great escape to enjoy a handcrafted cocktail or one of their many craft brews as you explore their highly diverse menu with something for everyone, including a few Cajun-infused dishes. The energetic and attentive staff will help you navigate the menu and pair it up with a drink of your choice. Whether youre looking to catch a game, check out some live entertainment or have a night out with friends and family, this park has it all. 239-263-6777; www.whiskeypark-naples.com.BESTPLACEWHERE THREESACHARMClub Sushi, Fujiyama and Harolds PlaceWhere should we eat? Its the quintessential dining question in Naples, but for people who love great food and atmosphere, the answer is always Club Sushi, Fujiyama or Harolds Place. All three restaurants offer something for every palate. Harolds tropical chickee bar serves up some of the BEST burgers in town, while Club Sushi is the go-to spot for sushi, and Fujiyama offers the ultimate hibachi table. So grab your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers and head to the BEST hangout in town. Club Sushi: 2614332; naplesclubsushi.com. Fujiyama: 261-4332; naplesfujiyama.com. Harolds Place: 239-263-7254; www. naplesharoldsplace.com.BESTMOSTFARTHESTFLUNG PLACEINSOUTHWESTFLORIDA FORCUBANFOODHavana Cafe of the EvergladesDont you just love surprises? Youll get one at this little out-of-the-way surprise in out-of-the-way surprising Chokoloskee. The successful little eatery is the lifelong dream come true of fisherman Carlos Valdes and of those fortunate enough to eat here. In spite of his familys worries Are you crazy? Youve never run a restaurant, and in the middle of nowhere! Carlos and his wife purchased the building and opened the doors of their dream in 2005. Turns out people appreciate delicious Cuban and Caribbean-inspired food. Be sure to call ahead. Hours vary with season. (239) 695-2214; www.havanacafeoftheeverglades.com.BESTPLACETOTANGOEl Gaucho IncaKick up your heels every Wednesday at the Naples location featuring live tango music from Adrian Batista. The sexiest dance makes Tango Wednesdays a hot destination in Southwest Florida. And then theres the unforgettable menu. From the time the crusty warm bread arrives at your table with a side of green huacatay herb-infused sauce, you know youre in for a special meal at El Gaucho Inca. The restaurant serves up a winning and unexpected combination of Peruvian, Argentinian and Italian dishes. Why those three cuisines? The warm and welcoming staff explains that the owners, Rocio Navarrete and her husband, Chef Mariano Maldonado, have roots in all three countries and have dedicated parts of the menu and the restaurant itself to each portion of the triumvirate. From adventurous dishes like tripe, sweetbreads and blood sausages to steak stir-fry, fish and seafood, El Gaucho Inca gets it right regardless of from which country theyre drawing their inspiration. Naples: 239-4317928; Fort Myers: 239-275-7504; www.ElGauchoInca. com.
E51 Six-star service. Shore adventures amid expertlycurated itineraries, taking you to world-renowned European cities in world-class luxury. Intimate and elegant, Crystal Esprit is truly a boutique hotel on water, welcoming just 62 sophisticated adventurists in allsuite, butler-serviced accommodations. AMAZON ESCAPEOctober 27 November 20, 2017 Roundtrip Ft. Lauderdale INDIAN OCEAN DISCOVERYNovember 22 December 9, 2017 Dubai Mauritius CARIBBEAN IMPRESSIONSDecember 6 20, 2017 Ft. Lauderdale Charleston POLYNESIAN PALETTEMarch 3 18, 2018 Auckland Papeete FAR EAST VISTASMarch 12 28, 2018 Manila Singapore PANAMA ADVENTUREApril 30 May 18, 2018 Ft. Lauderdale Los Angeles TAPAS & TRUFFLESMay 28 June 7, 2018 Marseille London Applies to new bookings on select sailings made by 6/30/2017. Crystal Clear Choices Offer applies to the first two full-fare guests. Crystal Clear offers are non-transferable, non-refundable, and may not be reimbursed for cash value. Other restrictions apply. May not be combinable with other offers. Subject to change and availability. Optional Personal Select Air program is available from Crystal Cruises designated gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada only, and includes all government fees and taxes. Air Add-ons and Crystal Sky Savings Air benefit are available from select gateway cities only and must be booked by a Crystal Air Representative. For complete terms & conditions ask your travel professional. Crystal Cruises LLC. April 2017. Ships registry: The Bahamas and Malta. CHOOSE FROM3 EXCLUSIVESAVINGS OPPORTUNITIES* YOUR CHOICE OF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: 1 Cruise Fare Savings of up to $1,000 2 Crystal Air Credit of up to $1,100 3 Shipboard Credit of up to $1,250 (239) 261-1177 (800) 523-3716www.preferrednaples.comSunTrust Building at Pelican Bay Wilma Boyd CEO
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Without a travel agency like Preferred, travelers are on their own.Weve traveled the world. Bene t from our experience! Why use Preferred Travel of Naples? Whats Happening at Preferred Travel of NaplesKeep up with us on Social MediaVisit us on Facebook and Like our page! Follow along with our Videos of the Week as our travel specialists take you around the world. Youll see some of the exciting events and travel destinations everyone is visiting. Subscribe to our Youtube channel to catch our trip and destination videos. Follow our Pinterest page for inspiration on your next adventure!Air Travel DepartmentPreferred Travels greatly expanded Air Travel Department further enhances our delivery of personalized services, ef cient air travel itineraries and special amenities.Community InvolvementWilma Boyd and Preferred Travel believe in supporting the community that supports them. 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Subject to change and availability. 2017 Regent Seven Seas CruisesRegent Seven Seas Cruise Expertrrn fntnfnf Best Travel Specialists l Best Travel Partners l Best Travel Agency l Best Value l Best Amenities l Best Worldwide Connections (239) 261-1177 (800) 523-3716www.preferrednaples.comSunTrust Building at Pelican Bay 801 Laurel Oak Drive Suite 300 Wilma Boyd President/CEO Serving the travel needs of Southwest Florida clients since 1984Preferred Travel of Naples is Southwest Florida's largest full service, and most award winning travel agency. Wilma Boyd founded Preferred Travel with the goal of building a comprehensive and accomplished team of well-traveled professionals to provide clients with the ultimate in luxury travel services. Today, the Preferred Travel team consists of more than 50 experienced travel specialists. When you work with Preferred Travels team of expert travel advisors, you will discover a world of difference in your travel experiences.Insight vs. Information: We will leverage our knowledge of the nest hotels, cruises, tours and unique activities to create a travel experience that you simply cannot nd online.Exclusive Access and Amenities: Our insider connections ensure preferential treatment, exclusive savings, behind-the-scenes access and complimentary extras.Time Savings: Planning a vacation takes time, patience and perseverance. We organize all logistics, from coordinating your itinerary to identifying the best guides in a foreign country.Travel Concierge Services: We thoughtfully craft every moment of your trip. From arranging a private tour to reserving your preferred mode of transportation, we handle the details.Peace of Mind: Clients travel with con dence, knowing that complimentary 24/7 emergency service is available wherever they are in the world. Without a travel agency like Preferred, travelers are on their own.Weve traveled the world. Bene t from our experience! Why use Preferred Travel of Naples? Whats Happening at Preferred Travel of NaplesKeep up with us on Social MediaVisit us on Facebook and Like our page! Follow along with our Videos of the Week as our travel specialists take you around the world. Youll see some of the exciting events and travel destinations everyone is visiting. Subscribe to our Youtube channel to catch our trip and destination videos. Follow our Pinterest page for inspiration on your next adventure!Air Travel DepartmentPreferred Travels greatly expanded Air Travel Department further enhances our delivery of personalized services, ef cient air travel itineraries and special amenities.Community InvolvementWilma Boyd and Preferred Travel believe in supporting the community that supports them. Since 2007, Preferred Travel has hosted an annual, by invitation only travel event for clients with proceeds that bene t a selected local charity. Each year a new charity is selected. To date, over $155,600 has been raised and donated. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY58 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 E58 With this ad 10% off entire first order on full priced items. Cannot be combined with any other offer or financing. One time use only One per customer FLORIDA WEEKLY FLDN2017 Also Showrooms in MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT, DORAL and FORT LAUDERDALE www.mh2g.com MODERN INDOOR & OUTDOOR FURNITURE INTERIOR DESIGN SOLUTIONS IMMEDIATE DELIVERY STUNNING DESIGNS @ UNBELIEVABLE PRICES NOW OPEN IN NAPLES BESTDINNEROUTWITH ADASHOFCULTUREBarbatella Come to Barbatella for Dining with the Arts. Over the next few months, Chef Fabrizio Aielli offers a rotating weekly quartet of the arts starting with Opera Night, featuring talented tenors and sopranos. Cooking Class follows, accented with fine wine and hors doeuvers. On Art Night, you can paint while you nosh on Chef Aiellis delights. Top it all off with Comedy Night, featuring the songs and non-stop antics of comedian Jimmy Keys. Menu favorites include linguine vongole with Venus Sunray clams, baked whole Mediterranean branzino, orecchiette with broccoli rabe and pork sausage, or fresh turbot. The gelati are a must have, too. Reservations recommended. 239-263-1955; www.barbatellanaples.comBESTWATERFRONTDININGDUOMira Mare Ristorante, FISHHidden in the heart of Naples are two of the finest waterfront dining destinations in Southwest Florida. Mira Mare Ristorante is known for its authentic Italian cuisine and its quaint, romantic setting, while its little brother FISH serves the freshest seafood in town. Keep an eye out for owner Sal, who is never far. You can make your reservations by phone or online. Whichever dining experience you choose, it comes with a stunning view of the Venetian Bay. 239-4306273; www.Miramarenaples.com. 239-263-3474; www.fishrestaurantnaples.com.BESTPLACETORELIVE THOSEHAPPYDAYSMels DinerDiners are a treasured American tradition that have never gone out of style. Mels exemplifies this ideal, with homecooked, stick-to-your-ribs specials, hometown servers and the flair of neon and bright metal trim. You cant go wrong with dishes like a hot openface meatloaf sandwich, blue plate specials and milehigh chocolate chip pancakes, but that only scratches the surface of a menu as big and generous as the portions. Order up a malted for you and your sweetheart, and find a place where those happy days never went away. 239-275-7850; www.MelsDiners.com. BESTPLACETOMAKEANY OCCASIONSPECIALAngelinas RistoranteAngelinas remains a culinary favorite and a great place to impress friends and family any night of the week. Foodies will appreciate popular dishes such as the fresh, handmade butternut squash ravioli, sea-salted snapper for two and from-scratch cannoli. Wine lovers will be wowed by the 30-foot wine tower and the daily happy hour. Make tonight or any night special with a visit to Angelinas. Reservations highly recommended. 239390-3187; www.angelinasofbonitasprings.com.BESTBREAKFASTAND LUNCHINBONITAFOR YEARSANDRUNNINGOld 41 Restaurant When it comes to the secrets of Old 41s success, the focus is on high-quality, homecooked American classics and excellent service. Known for his dedication to perfection, owner Tony Backos brought 40 years of experience from his family-owned restaurants in Philadelphia to Southwest Florida, and were all the better for it. Fill up on breakfast favorites such as pancakes, omelets and good old sausage gravy and biscuits. Take a stroll around the block and come back for roast beef and turkey with homemade gravy or the Philly cheese steak made with real rib eye steak. 239-948-4123; www.Old41Rest.com.BESTPLACETOGET MAMASHOMEMADEPASTACosmos Italian Caf and PizzeriaWhen you have a craving for inspired, old-school Italian flavors, Cosmos Italian Caf & Pizzeria in Naples serves up deep satisfaction. Owner Gianluca Corso brings his familys generations-old recipes to a menu that features hand-tossed pizza, pasta, sandwiches, seafood and specialty dishes. Each is prepared with fresh ingredients and served with warm hospitality. So bring your appetite, and mangia! And next time you head to the Naples Pier, check out Cosmos at the Pier. 239-262-8181; www.cosmospizzanaples.com.
E59 More waterfront shopping and dining than any other destination in Naples! Bayside Seafood Grill & BarFish Restaurant M Waterfront GrilleMiraMare Restaurant T-Michaels Steak & LobsterThe Village Pub Plus Naples Only Ben & Jerrys Ice Cream and Rendez-Vous French Caf A Horse of a Different ColorAegean Treasures All About AprilCasanova Boutique Casanova Venetian Glass & ArtChicos DanaTyler Dianes Fine Fashions Elegant Style Salon Elegant Style Nail SalonEverything But WaterExquisite Timepieces Fabec-Young & Co.Fanny Gadd H.T. Chittum & Co.J. McLaughlin J&K Collections Lux Boutique Mondo Uomo Natural Comfort Panache Park Shore Marina PatchingtonPearl Jewelers Pratts Shoe Salon Premier Sothebys International Realty Robert of Philadelphia Hair DesignSara Campbell Simply Natural Sperry ShoesSukies Wine Shop TeruzziTendenciesThe B. Store The Gallery of Estate & Precious JewelsTommy Bahama Whispers of Naples Wildower W.M. Phelps Custom JewelersSix Waterfront Restaurants. Over Forty Boutiques. From U.S. 41, take Park Shore Drive to 4200 Gulf Shore Boulevard North Visit VenetianVillage.com239.261.6100
www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY60 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 E60 WATERFRONT GRILLEMake a reservation at mwaterfrontgrille.com or call 239.263.4421U.S. 41 to Park Shore The Village on Venetian Bay mwaterfrontgrille.com The Village on Venetian Bay Locally owned and operated by brothers Peter and Christopher SerenoSERVING OUR GUESTS WITH PASSION SINCE 1988 CELEBRATING 29 YEARS! Wonderful FoodReviewed 1 week agoWe have been here twice in our trips to Naples and enjoyed them both. The interior ambiance is wonderful, with a nice view of the water, The service was very attentive, and the food was excellent. A great place for lunch or dinner. CUTTING EDGE CONTINENTAL CUISINE SPECIALIZING IN FRESH SEAFOOD, STEAKS, ORGANICS AND HANDMADE PASTAS!BESTCALLFORCATERING YOUCANCOUNTONJasons DeliJasons Deli is known for delivery service you can count on. They offer same-day delivery with no 24-hour notice required. They like to think of themselves as lastminute order experts, and the proof is in the delicious banana pudding. If you forgot you had to feed 50 people at noon (this has happened), Jasons Deli will get you and your team fed. You can order breakfast as early as you need, or lunch and dinner until 8 p.m. Order online and earn deli dollars, too. Individual group orders are their online specialty. Jasons Deli delivers choices, special diets, trays, boxed meals, packages, all-day meals, hot meals, desserts, food gifts and gift cards. To top it all off, their food is free from artificial trans fats, high fructose corn syrup, processed MSG, artificial colors, flavors and dyes. For even more convenience, download the Jasons Deli app. www.jasonsdeli.com.BESTFLORIDASTYLE DININGEXPERIENCEPinchersWith a simple concept, the original Pinchers Crab Shack started out to provide the freshest seafood in a fun, down-toearth, old Floridastyle atmosphere. The company bought a stake in the Island Crab Company on Pine Island, ensuring a reliable source of Gulf seafood right from the water and onto diners plates. Even though the crab shack has expanded to almost a dozen locations including Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Cape Coral, Bonita, Naples (Tin City) and Marco Island with more than 500 employees, the secret to its success is to keep giving people the Florida waterfront fish house experience. You cant fake fresh or Florida. Pinchers is the real deal. Fort Myers: 239-415-4040; Naples: 239-434-6616; www. PinchersUSA.com.BESTHEALTHYCHOICEEdible ArrangementsFlowers wither and die. Fruit and chocolate nourish and satisfy. Whether youre sending heartfelt congratulations, appreciation or condolences, the creatively cut, chocolate-dipped and decorated baskets from Edible Arrangements deliver your message in a way nothing else can. Convey your message with heart by giving a delicious gift they can taste and enjoy. Baskets include fresh fruit such as strawberries, grapes, cantaloupe, honeydew and banana slices hand-dipped in various chocolate selections. Stop in for one of our healthy choice options. Create your own fresh fruit smoothie, fresh fruit blend frozen yogurt (Froyo), Onthe-Go fruit salads, fruit parfaits, edible pops, chocolate-dipped fruit and more. Naples: 239-643-7070; Fort Myers: 239-437-8480; www.EdibleArrangements.com.BESTLOCALSEAFOOD MARKETANDKEYLIMEPIEDeep Lagoon A fresh twist on Florida casual, nestled in the heart of Florida, lies a place just off the beaten path where the drinks are colder, the fish is fresher and the food is tastier. Where you can breathe easy, be casual and take in the sights and sounds of everything that is real Florida. A departure from a busy day, a place to be with friends, a place to share laughs and great memories. Relax and take it all in. Deep Lagoon specializes in fresh fish and seafood brought to you by the family that brought you Pinchers restaurants. Dont miss the homemade, delicious Key lime pie. 239-631-6266; www.DeepLagoon.com.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY62 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 E62 BESTPLACETOGETLAID BACKANDLOCALPelican LarrysPelican Larrys longstanding tradition of being the BEST still has locals flocking there year round. Its been named BEST Happy Hour, BEST Chicken Wings, BEST Bartender, BEST LateNite Dining and BEST Place to Catch the Game by Gulfshore Life magazine; BEST Bar & Nightclub in SWFL, BEST Sports Bar, BEST Chicken Wings, BEST Happy Hour and BEST Raw Bar in SWFL by the Naples Daily News; BEST Happy Hour in Naples, BEST Bartenders in Naples and BEST Ladies Night Out by Spotlight Magazine. And those are just the accolades they have on public record. At this local legend since 1998, the original motto still holds true: Tourists love it, locals live it! Go online to find a location near you. 1-855-PLARRYS; www.pelicanlarrys.com. BESTWATERFRONTDINING WITHTHEFRESHEST LOBSTERANDCRABThe Boathouse on Naples BayHeres where youll find outstanding seafood in a uniquely adventurous atmosphere. Because its built over the water on Naples Bay, every seat in the Boathouse has a wide view of the glistening waters and beautiful boats passing by. The kitchen specializes in succulent seafood flown in daily from the most pristine waters, just-caught fish, premium meats, homestyle favorites and exclusive handcrafted beers, cocktails and wines. Year after year in some families, we have four generations of loyal customers the Boathouse on Naples Bay is a local and critical favorite. 239-643-2235; www.BoathouseOnNaplesBay.com.BESTPLACETO FEEDYOURGRILLJohnsonville SausageWhats a better way to top off a gorgeous day in Southwest Florida than taking the cover off the grill, firing it up, and having friends and family over for a fantastic cook out? As important as it is to entertain your company, its always wise to entertain the main attraction of the feast: your grill. Johnsonville Sausage Marketplace has opened its first retail location here in Naples where you can find a wide variety of products from the nations No. 1 sausage brand to satisfy your grill. All the fixings for your feast can be found at 6355 Naples Blvd. www. johnsonvillesausagemarketplace.com.BESTSLOWSMOKEDBBQTexas Tonys Rib and BrewhouseWay before he and his family moved to Florida and started Pinchers Crab Shack, Tony Phelan grew up on Texas barbecue and that means the slowsmoked kind. When he discovered that Floridas orange wood created a delicious mild flavor in slow-cooked ribs, chicken and brisket, he was inspired to open his latest venture, Texas Tonys on the East Trail in Naples. The real secret is his dry rub and the ring produced when his meats are cooked slow and low for 18 hours. Classic sides such as collard greens and fresh-cut fries round out the finest Texas barbecue with a Florida twist. 239-732-8392; www.TexasTonys.com.BESTPLACETOGOGOURMETWynns MarketParents are often superheroes as they juggle jobs, soccer practice, piano lessons and doctor appointments and then finish the day preparing a healthful, satisfying family meal. Sometimes they just need a break. And when that time comes, Wynns Market is ready, with a variety of wines, baked goods and deli foods as well as fresh, time-saving, easy-to-make (or already prepared) things for dinner. Dash in for ready-made meals or have fun finding all the right ingredients for your special dish. Wynns takes the chore out of grocery shopping and helps you makes every meal gourmet. 239-261-7157; www.wynnsonline.com. TEXAS TONYS RIB HOUSE 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road #178, NaplesMON-FRI 10AM-6PM | SAT 9AM-5PM SUN 12PM-5PM NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARYImpeccable Sophisticated Style.Pre-Owned Womens, Mens & Childrens Designer Fashions for Resale & Consignment truefashionistasresale.com True Fashionistas Has a 100% Authenticity Guarantee
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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY64 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 E64 www.elitekidneycare.com Elite Kidney Care The Nephrology clinic of Carlos Mendez MDOUR SERVICES Dr. Carlos Mendez Carlos Mendez MD Best Doctor To Treat Your Kidneys BESTRESTAURANT ONTHEWATERT-Michaels Steak and SeafoodWith its curved wall of windows overlooking Venetian Bay, every seat in the house is a great one at T-Michaels. The restaurant exudes a laid-back elegance where guests dine on USDA prime steaks, whole Maine lobster and fresh, local seafood specials. Regulars cozy up to the bar they call their Cheers and enjoy craft cocktails or wine from an expansive, everevolving list. Stop by with your friends and loved ones to unwind at days end. Order up some of the BEST food in Florida. Sit back and enjoy the view at sunset, when resident dolphins tend to visit, and find out why they call this paradise. 261-0622; www.t-michaels.com.BESTPLACEFORYOUR TROPICALFRUITFIXThe Friendly BurdsEver hunger for exotic fruits or amazing new vegetables? Like to try a taste before buying? Let David and Jenny Burd the Friendly Burds be your to guides to savoring the BEST organic tropical fruits. Hes a Florida living legend, renowned for his cultivation of seasonal delicious fruits such as the chocolate pudding-like black sapote, sweet custardy sugar apple, jackfruit, dozens of bananas, tamarinds, etc., all for Saturday sale at the Third Street South Farmers Market. Early birds get the Friendly Burds Naples wildflower honey, a product of Davids own hives. BESTPLACEFORASTEAKOUTShulas Steak HouseAt Shulas, its about more than great steaks in great surroundings for an important lunch or dinner. Its about prime customer service and an award-winning wine list. And its also about being a prime place for fundraising events and parties that draw business leaders and philanthropists from throughout the community. Just like the coach for whom its named, Shulas at the Hilton Naples is legendary. Stop in and experience our new menu items. Shulas is now Blue Zone Certified. 239-430-4999; www.shulasnaples.com.BESTMOSTUNIQUE RESTAURANTCOOKERYKitchen 41Sous vide cooking never tasted this good. Cooking food under vacuum, in its own juices, is a hands-on cookery technique that Italian Chef Domenico Bosco at Kitchen 41 has mastered. Starting with sustainable and generally organic products, he seasons them with fresh herbs, perhaps a splash of wine or truffles, and cooks them to the perfect temperature and rich taste with sous vides simple technology. Start off an evening with the spiced wine-poached pears and Brunet goat cheese appetizer, then savor wild caught sea scallops atop pureed lima beans, golden raisins and roasted red and yellow peppers. The Gulf-caught black grouper is a treat, too, served with squash, Kalamata olives and capers. Mediterranean-style desserts change nightly. 239-263-8009; www.kitchen41.com.BESTMEDITERRANEANFOODVerginaAs the warm Naples air mixes with the scent of roasted garlic and other flavors of the Mediterranean, Vergina takes top honors as Fifth Avenue Souths home for authentic seafood and Mediterranean cuisine. With a strong emphasis on Italian, the menu offers a variety of seafood and healthy dishes that expertly combine Old World and contemporary cuisine. The food is definitely the star here, but the nightlife around the bar at Vergina has a sophisticated vibe of its own thats the envy of downtown. 239-659-7008; www.verginarestaurant.com. BESTWATERFRONT DININGEXPERIENCEM Waterfront GrillSouthwest Florida locals and visitors alike know that one of the BEST ways to celebrate with friends and family is by dining in a relaxed and engaging atmosphere surrounded by views
E65 In-Home Personal CareBathing Assistance Dressing Assistance Grooming Assistance with Walking Medication Reminders Flexible Hourly Care 239.561.7600www.VisitingAngels.com/FortMyersServing Southern Lee and Collier Counties Each Visiting Angels agency is independently owned and operated. Lic#: HHA 299994620 10%OFF FIRSTVISIT Now Employee Based! 239.561.7600 www.VisitingAngels.com/FortMyers 5 5 6 6 MENTION THIS AD
www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY66 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 E66 Open Sunday-Thursday 4 to 9 p.m. | Open Friday-Saturday 4 to 10 p.m. | Reservations Accepted Reservations 239.261.0622 4050 Gulf Shore Boulevard North; Take US 41 to Park Shore Best Restaurant on the Water 6 6 of beautiful Venetian Bay. M Waterfront Grilles executive chef-driven menu includes innovative takes on Continental cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood, steaks, handmade pasta, organics and tapas plates. A local favorite and destination restaurant, it places the utmost importance on flawless service. Add to that an award-winning wine list of allocated vintages, and the result is one of Naples BEST dining experiences. 263-4421; mwaterfrontgrille.com.Home, sweet homeWhether you already live here or look forward to settling in Southwest Florida someday down the road, there are lots of people at the ready to make sure its always the BEST home, sweet home from those who can help you find, finance, build or furnish your abode to someone to watch over it when you have to tear yourself away for whatever reason.BESTYETTOBECOMPLETED HOUSEDick Schulzes future abodeTwenty-one bedrooms, nine laundry rooms and enough Gulf of Mexico beach front to rival Cancuns hottest resorts, Dick Schulze (founder of BEST Buy and philanthropist extraordinaire) is putting the finishing touches on what will be Naples biggest house. Its rumored to be capable of hosting all of his grandchildren and their friends and their friends families and friends. After all, he could have just bought a Holiday Inn and been done with it.BESTPLACETOLOOK DOWNONTHERESTThe Enclave penthouseBest-selling author Robin Cooks 29th floor penthouse in The Enclave is the highest home in the area. Shortly after the condo tower was built in 1991, zoning changes capped building heights slightly lower, locking in this amazing property as Naples highest residencer. Cooler still, it has access to the roof, meaning its even easier to look down upon the little people. (Seriously, they look so tiny from up there.) BEST of all, at press time, the home was for sale for a mere $8.9 million.BESTPLACETOFINANCE YOURPIECEOFPARADISEAmerican Eagle MortgageFrom its main office in Mercato and satellite office in the Plaza at the Galleria, American Eagle Mortgage offers all of the loan products you need to purchase your piece of paradise anywhere in Florida. Whether youre looking for Conventional, FHA, VA, USDA, down payment assistance or renovation loan, its our mission to make your homeownership dreams come true. The American Eagle Mortgage of Florida LLC NMLS #167191 Equal Housing Opportunity. 239-4340300; www.AEMC.cc. BESTHOMEINTHE HEARTOFDOWNTOWNNaples SquareLocated on the north side of Fifth Avenue South, at Naples Square, the BEST of everything is always at your doorstep. Walk to world-renowned dining and boutique shopping. Bike to the white sandy beaches and Naples Pier or choose a boat and Naples Bay. Something slower? Bask in the sun by the pool, enjoy drinks with friends on the lushly landscaped pavilion or simply stay and enjoy the city views and breezy coastal interiors. Residences feature nine beautiful floor plans varying from 1,503 to 5,273 square feet of total living space and are offered from $695,000. Naples Square is more than 50 percent sold out, but residents who reserve in Building III can still select every finishing touch. ww.NaplesSquare.com.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY68 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 E68 We Are Your One-Stop Dental Spa DestinationGeneral and Cosmetic Dentistry, JUVDERM and BOTOX Celebrate Your Smile... and Your Skin 12840 Tamiami Trail North, #1000, Naples, FL 34110(At the light at the corner of 41 and Imperial Blvd.)www.CelebrateMySmile.com239-591-1000 239-591-1000 $99 Cleaning, Bitewing X-ray & CheckupCannot be combined with other offers. FOR NEW PATIENTS ONLY BESTPLACEFORINTERIOR DESIGNINSPIRATIONAND HOMEFURNISHINGSRobb and StuckyHeres to the beauty of interiors, especially if theyre furnished by Robb & Stucky, a leader in home furnishings and interior design since 1915. To kindle your inspiration, look around one of their Florida showrooms in Fort Myers, Naples, Sarasota, Coral Gables and soon in Boca Raton. With the largest staff of interior designers in Florida, youll find a warm welcome from professionals who can answer all of your questions and a terrific selection of dozens of the finest brands, arranged to inspire. Here, your dream interior is well on the way to becoming reality. 239-415-2800; www.RobbStucky.com.BESTHOMEBUILDERFOR THEFLORIDALIFESTYLEStock DevelopmentWhen homebuyers see or hear the words Stock in a community, they know quality is a given. The long history of leadership by Chairman K.C. Stock and CEO Brian Stock has helped transform Southwest Floridas landscape into one of the worlds most desirable real estate markets. Celebrated communities that bear the Stock Development name include Grandzza in Estero; Lely Resort, Quail West, Olde Cypress, Secoya Reserve and Black Bear Ridge in Naples; Paseo in Fort Myers; and Hidden Harbor in South Fort Myers. Plus, Stock Development is an established Preferred Builder in TwinEagles, Esplanade Golf & Country Club of Naples, Park Shore, Moorings, The Estuary in Naples as well as Renaissance and Bonita Bay in Lee County. Stock is also a featured builder at Babcock Ranch, the first solar community in the U.S. 877-4096449; www.stockdevelopment.com.BESTATDELIVERINGSUNSHINESunshine ACE HardwareWhen it comes to service, Sunshine Ace Hardware always brightens the day. Their seven retail locations are designed to help you find what you need with friendly, informative customer service professionals standing by to provide advice and help you navigate their amazing selection of top brands. So much more than a hardware store, Sunshine Ace is a locally owned and operated family business with the power of the national Ace Hardware brand behind it. Here, youll discover everything from fishing tackle to paint and home decor to outdoor living and household essentials. For your home or business, get the BEST value under the sun at Sunshine Ace Hardware. www. sunshineace.com.BESTPLACETOSTARTFROM THEFLOORSONUPHadinger Flooring of NaplesHadinger is far more than just a flooring store, with more than 400 years of combined experience in flooring, area rug design and selection. Now, the companys newest custom cabinetry division reflects the taste, elegance and value Hadinger is known for. Their collective knowledge and attention to customer service sets them apart. Whether you need hardwood, waterproof flooring, luxurious carpet or rugs, exqui-
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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY70 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 E70 FT. MYERS16441 Corporate Commerce Way #100(Across from Gulf Coast Town Center)239.703.7851 NAPLES CREEKSIDE1514 Immokalee Road Unit 101(239) 631-8227 NAPLES12712 Tamiami Trail E(239) 330-7804 ALL ALL ALL NATURALsite tile and elegant cabinets, Hadingers is the only number you need. This is a company that clearly loves what they do, and loves to help you from the floors on up. 239-566-7100; www.hadingerruggallery.com; www. hadingerflooring.com; www.hadingers.com.BESTACCESSTOTHE IDEALNAPLESLIFESTYLEDante DiSabato Encore RealtyThe real estate market in Naples is crowded, so you need a broker whos ahead of the curve. Someone who is dedicated, focused and has a work ethic that creates results. As one of Floridas youngest members of Whos Who in Luxury Real Estate, a global collection of the finest luxury real estate brokers in the world, Dante DiSabato of Encore Realty is a leader in the industry. A concierge broker in the truest sense, he studies the market diligently and knows his clients needs inside and out. With more than $110 million in sales, Dante is uniquely positioned to educate his clients on market conditions while searching for the BEST properties that will fulfill their visions of the perfect homes. BEST of all, he makes himself available before, during and after the sale. Thats why his customers come back time and time again. 239-537.5351; encore-realty.com.BESTNEWFURNITURE SHOWROOMMH2GMH2G is proud to be the premier destination for your modern furniture needs. Whether you are shopping online or visiting us in person at our new location in Naples, you can shop the latest and most attractive modern furniture designs from around the world. Thanks to the incomparable efforts of our design team, led by renowned international designer Julissa De Los Santos, we offer stunning exclusive designs at unbelievable prices. Visit our Naples showroom at 661 Tamiami Trail N. 239-776-7776; www.MH2G.comBESTPLACETO VACATIONOUTDOORSInside Out Furniture DirectWhen it comes to vacations, most people think of traveling somewhere far, seeing new things and sharing experiences with the ones around them. What if you didnt have to travel to feel as though you were on vacation? The team at Inside Out Furniture Direct can help you turn your outdoor space into your dream oasis with the leading brands in fine patio furniture, umbrellas and fire pits. Whether you want to soak up the sun poolside, relax and read a book or have friends and family over for a gourmet cookout, your outdoor space can become a dream destination at a great price. 239-592-1387; www.insideoutfurniture.com.BESTPLACEFORINTERIOR DESIGNMAGICAgostinos Fine FurnishingsWhether youre looking for a single accent lamp or working on an interior design project to furnish an entire home, let the magic begin at Agostinos. With their award-winning design team, this family-run business has for more than two decades curated the finest furnishings from brands around the world, including hand-crafted antiques and reproductions, traditional and modern furniture and artwork for every room in the house. Clients receive personal attention to always ensure satisfaction. Agostinos impeccable Naples showroom is a pleasure to visit, a great place to discuss your design plans, however large or small, and browse work by many of the finest top European designers. 239-430-9108; interiorsbyagostinos.com.BESTWAYTOGETRIDOFPESTSCatseye Pest Control If you have annoying pests of any kind, call Catseye Pets Control, a family-owned business serving residential and commercial customers for more than 25 years. The professional staff will remove the usual pests from your home and also offers wildlife management services. The ethically trained staff will rid your home or building of critters ranging from snakes and rodents to birds and bees. Catseye is watching out and will protect your property. 239-908-4000; www.CatsEyePest.com.
E71 Focusing on luxury residential real estate in the West of 41 neighborhoods and luxury gated and golf communities throughout Naples.Aqualane Shores | Coquina Sands | Gulfshore Boulevard | Moorings | Pelican Bay | Park Shore | Port Royal | Old Naples | Royal Harbor rfntbf THE SAMUEL TEAM with JOHN R. WOOD PROPERTIES THE BEST HUSBAND/WIFE REAL ESTATE TEAM THE BEST OFLAW FIRMSFOR ALL YOURLEGAL NEEDS
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 THE BEST 73 E73 BESTNEWCOMMUNITYWITH OLDFLORIDALIFESTYLEThe Isles of Collier PreserveNestled along the scenic Cypress waterway, only five minutes from Downtown Naples, youll find a waterfront lifestyle that others can only dream of. The Isles of Collier Preserve is a world apart where an incredible selection of award-winning Minto homes complements an extraordinary setting for everyday adventures and non-stop fun. 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. Every aspect of this one-of-a-kind master-planned community is inspired by nature, informed by historic references to the classic southern coastal architecture of Old Naples and designed to accommodate an active lifestyle and connection to the natural world. The Isles of Collier Preserve is on the south shore of Naples Bay, four short miles from lavish downtown Naples and the beaches. 888-443-2618; www.visitmintofla.com.BESTDRESSEDWINDOWSIsland Blinds Drapery ShuttersWith their beautiful and comprehensive selection of window treatments and coverings, the experts at Island Blinds have been dressing Southwest Floridas windows for over 20 years, one home at a time. The company serves Naples, Bonita Springs and Fort Myers, offering the lowest prices and fast delivery and installation of major blinds, drapery and shutter manufacturers such as Graber, Kirtch, Comfortex and ADO. Island Blinds is a Hunter Douglas Showcase Dealer. Visit the showroom in Bonita Plaza for free estimates. 239-405-7326; www.Islandblind.com. BESTDOWNTOWN WATERFRONTLIVINGPrima LuceJust a leisurely 10-minute stroll to the restaurants, shops, galleries and street festivals of historic downtown Fort Myers, Prima Luce is the newest community from Robert MacFarlane, the developer who helped change the cityscape of the River District with the Beau Rivage, Riviera and St. Tropez highrises. Prima Luces premier location on First Street, along the banks of the Caloosahatchee River, offers breathtaking waterfront views and features superb amenities. Italian for First Light, Prima Luce takes full advantage of the beautiful sunrises (and sunsets) so characteristic to Southwest Florida. From every residence, owners will enjoy the breathtaking views of the Caloosahatchee River, a direct gateway to the Gulf of Mexico. Featuring one-, twoand threebedroom condos with waterfront views. 239-362-2685; www.PrimaLuceLife.com. BESTNEWCONSTRUCTION WATERFRONTBAYVIEWSMarybeth Brooks Premier Sothebys International RealtyWhen it comes to finding the BEST waterfront homes in Naples, look no further than Marybeth Brooks. She currently has three stunning properties with jaw-dropping panoramic bay views. Impressive new construction homes with coastal contemporary interiors are conceived in these properties to address the needs of the sophisticated homeowner. Inviting open floor plans and generous indoor and outdoor living spaces are ideal for the Florida lifestyle. Aqualane Shores, 2027 Fifth St. S, offered at $9,999,999; Park Shore, 306 Neapolitan Way, offered at $7,999,500; and coming soon, 1969 Seventh St. S., offered at $7,900,000. 239-261-6161; www.marybethbrooks.sothebysrealty.com.
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FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 THE BEST 75 E75 BESTPLUSLUXURY APARTMENTRENTALS INNAPLESSandalwoodIs the never-ending struggle to maintain your home preventing you from living the life you deserve? If so, the right solution might be to right-size your life, by moving to Sandalwood Village, an award-winning 55+ Active Adult Luxury Apartment Community in Naples. The spacious apartments offer the newest amenities, like granite countertops, track lighting and a beautiful screened-in lanai. Soak up the sun at the resort-style pool, hot tub and large patio. Did we mention covered parking to keep your car safe from all the seasonal elements? Activities include karaoke, dancing, social events, educational seminars and countless card games. With so much to do, staying healthy will be simple. You can also tag along with your new neighbors for fun day trips with complimentary transportation, or enjoy complimentary continental breakfasts, happy hours and healthy meals in their company at the clubhouse thats the heart of the community. Take a tour of the vibrant, active and growing community thats warm and friendly. Youll see why residents are enjoying life and loving Sandalwood Village. 888-949-3382; sandalwoodvillage.com.BESTPLACEINTHESUNSeaglass at Bonita BayEvery day at Seaglass begins with a sunrise illuminating the stunning views of the golf course, the bay and the shimmering Gulf waters beyond. As the sun reaches higher in the sky, your home will be filled with light and beauty. Head out for an afternoon game of pickleball, or maybe just relax by Seaglass resortstyle pool. For the daily finale, venture out on your boat and watch the sun dip below the horizon, or soak it all in from your spacious terrace. Residences give homeowners total living space options varying from 3,350 to just under 8,000 square feet and are offered from $1 million. Seaglass is more than 50 percent sold out and will be ready for occupancy in the summer of 2018. www.seaglassluxetower.com.BESTCOMPANYFOR LOCALJOBGROWTHMY Shower DoorIn 2003, the Daubmann family opened their first shower door showroom in Naples. Since then they have expanded into six locations throughout Florida and they just keep growing. They were voted into INC Magazines list of 5,000 Fastest Growing Business in the United States in 2015 and 2016. They are currently building a 59,000-square-foot glass fabrication/manufacturing and distribution facility. In the past year, they have accrued 33.3 percent employee job growth with another 25 percent growth expected for next year. With their countless awards including Small Business Administration Family-Owned Business of the Year and EDC Collier County Entrepreneur of the Year it is no secret why they are becoming a household name. Call or visit online for a free quote. 239-596-3255; www.myshowerdoor.com.BESTHUSBANDANDWIFE REALESTATETEAMThe Samuel Team John R. Wood PropertiesKaryn and Rowan Samuel specialize in west of 41 properties and in luxury golf and gated communities throughout Naples. They pride themselves on their outstanding customer service, market knowledge and professional backgrounds. Karyn is trained as a corporate lawyer, and Rowan is a former advertising executive/ digital marketing expert and co-founder of the Naples International Film Festival. You get the BEST of both worlds with these experienced John R. Wood agents. Why have one dedicated professional when you can have two? Let The Samuel Team help you to find your slice of paradise. 239-298-3555; www.lovingnaples.com. 3699 Airport Pulling Rd N, Naples, FL 34105 25% Off All SkinMedica Peels with the Purchase of Skin Medicas HA5. Todays Most Advanced Surgical and Non-Surgical Procedures Lutronix Inni Looking for the most cutting edge Plastic Surgery Center in Naples? We offer more than just procedures... Experience, luxurious comfort, friendly well-trained staff, in a safety accredited atmosphere.
www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY76 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 E76 SW FLORIDAS LARGEST SAILING CATAMARAN BOOK ONLINE: www.SWEETLIBERTY.com DAILY CRUISES SAILING SIGHTSEEING SUNSETS PRIVATE CHARTERSRECOMMENDED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTWAYTOCLEARCLUTTERAll About ClosetsDesigning a life with less stress starts with your closets and storage spaces. Get those right, and the rest of your life can stay neat, organized and efficient as well. The experts at All About Closets work with you to design and build the most functional and attractive storage areas for your wardrobe, office, garage and laundry room. Transform your clutter into a space youll be proud to show off. Most importantly, enjoy the peace of mind that comes with having everything coordinated exactly the way you need it. Call for a free consultation. 239-303-5829; www.AllAboutClosets.com.BESTPLACETO LIVEYOURDREAMHarborside El Jobean Beach and Yacht ClubThe newest luxury waterfront property of its kind on Charlotte Harbor in almost a decade promises stunning sunrises over the Myakka River and sweeping water views within a resort-inspired community that recalls old Floridas quaint beach towns. Created by Lion Pride as an eco-friendly property in the sleepy town of El Jobean, Harborside El Jobean offers carefree living (no lawns to mow or landscaping to upkeep) in 41 condos and eight villas. Each three-bedroom condo and penthouse lives like a single-family home with 2,050 to 2,700 square feet of living space and a choice of coastal, contemporary or transitional interior design. Amenities include a riverfront swimming pool and spa, clubhouse, fitness center and a 485-foot pier with boat slips. 941-421-0620; www.liveharborside.com.BESTCOVERAGEFORYOUR HOMEOFFICEANDMOREWayne Wiles Floor CoveringsA family-owned business with a stellar reputation for excellence, the pros at Wayne Wiles have covered Southwest Florida in the finest flooring for more than 30 years. This company prides itself on guiding clients to the right flooring choice, whether its vinyl, carpet, wood, tile, stone, rugs or more. Wayne Wiles is a Stainmaster Flooring Center, a distinction only afforded to a select group across the country. Check out one of their newly remodeled showrooms and save more than you would at a big-box retailer. 239482-7600; www.WayneWiles.com.BESTPLACETOSTORE YOUREXPENSIVETOYSClassic Estates by My Garage LLCFinally, it has arrived. Classic Estates by My Garage LLC is the ultimate condominium place to store your cars, boats, RV or whatever is important to you. Units are 25-by-50 feet (1,250 square feet) or 30-by-50 feet (1,500 square feet). The classic units include block construction with insulated walls, angled units, floorto-ceiling 28 feet in center, KingZip 24-gauge metal roof with 5-inch insulated core, six 2x2 LED flat panel lighting, 3.5-ton air-conditioning units, roll-up electric overhead door with 200 mph wind load, three windows for natural light, bathrooms with mop sinks and complete security system with Wi-Fi. And just one more thing: Its only 200 feet from U.S. 41. Just 24 units with quality unsurpassed. 239-590-6700; www. ClassicEstatesSWFL.com.
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E78 Graduations Birthdays Weve got fruit for every occasion! Weddings Thank Yous Anniversaries Congratulations Just BecauseEdible, Edible Arrangements, the Fruit Basket Logo, and other marks mentioned herein are registered trademarks of Edible Arrangements, LLC. 2017 Edible Arrangements, LLC. All rights reserved. got fruit Weve for Come in or call our stores for our latest specials! Graduations Birthdays Weve got fruitfor every occasion! Weddings Thank Yous Anniversaries Congratulations Just BecauseEdible, Edible Arrangements, the Fruit Basket Logo, and other marks mentioned herein are registered trademarks of Edible Arrangements, LLC. 2017 Edible Arrangements, LLC. All rights reserved. Graduations BirthdaysWeve got fruitfor every occasion! Weddings Thank Yous Anniversaries Congratulations Just Because Edible, Edible Arrangements, the Fruit Basket Logo, and other marks mentioned herein are registered trademarks of Edible Arrangements, LLC. 2017 Edible Arrangements, LLC. All rights reserved. Graduations BirthdaysWeve got fruitfor every occasion! Weddings Thank Yous Anniversaries Congratulations Just BecauseEdible, Edible Arrangements, the Fruit Basket Logo, and other marks mentioned herein are registered trademarks of Edible Arrangements, LLC. 2017 Edible Arrangements, LLC. All rights reserved. BEST Healthy Choice!Fort Myers (239)437-8480 www.facebook.com/EdibleSWFL North Fort Myers (239)997-3784 www.facebook.com/EdibleNFM Bonita Springs (239)676-9911 www.facebook.com/EdibleBonita Naples (239)643-7070 www.facebook.com/EdibleNaples North Naples (239)294-1220 www.facebook.com/EdibleNorthNaples Now Serving Fresh Fruit Smoothies** and Froyo!** Graduations Birthdays Congratulations Weve got fruitfor every occasion! Weddings Thank Yous Anniversaries Congratulations Just BecauseEdible, Edible Arrangements, the Fruit Basket Logo, and other marks mentioned herein are registered trademarks of Edible Arrangements, LLC. 2017 Edible Arrangements, LLC. All rights reserved. **Available at North Naples and Fort Myers locations only.
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 THE BEST 79 E79 BESTARTOF WINDOWDRESSINGAt Home Blinds & DecorWhen you are ready to turn your creative ideas into smart, stylish solutions for your windows, Southwest Floridas BEST resource is At Home Blinds & Decor. In 2002 Kim and Jeff Van Buren started At Home Blinds & Decor with a passion for exceptional customer service and products that create the perfect atmosphere. Kim leads the design side of the business with great vision, while Jeff focuses on high-quality installations. Visit their Hunter Douglas Gallery showrooms in Naples or Fort Myers to browse and experience the beauty and function of their blinds, shades and shutters. They also offer a large selection of wallpaper, area rugs and fabric for all your drapery and top treatment needs. Busy schedule? Theyll come to you. Kim and Jeff take commitment to the community seriously and are proud of the professional products and services they provide. 239-415-7312; www.AtHomeBlinds.com.BESTREALESTATEROCKSTARRemax Realty Group Michael FryeWhether youre an empty nester looking for a waterfront dream home, an entrepreneur seeking office space or an investor interested in apartments, youll find this dynamic, award-winning office of professionals headed by Michael Frye will easily fill all of your needs and then some. Developers looking for commercial spaces to build out will also find a selection of well-researched sites on the Michael Frye website. A former bank director and Certified Commercial Investment Member, Mr. Frye and his team remain dedicated to helping clients find just what theyre looking for. 239-489-0444; www.Sold-Sign.com.BESTWAYTOFASHION YOURBLINDSSun Coast BlindsNo stranger to Best awards, Sun Coast Blinds attention to detail and generations of experience explain the companys crowded awards shelf. Owner Ben Croteau says he has blinds in his blood because he has been doing window fashions his whole life. Its true. His father was in the business and started teaching Ben as a boy. That wealth of knowledge allows Sun Coast Blinds to take a common-sense approach to your window fashion needs, focusing on custommade quality but never losing sight of the importance of value. As Ben says: Your windows like our shutters. 239-495-6558; www.SunCoastBlinds.com.BESTWAYTOLIGHTUPYOURLIFEBrothers Lighting & Fan GalleryBrothers Lighting & Fan Gallery is one big happy family. Lights, chandeliers, pendants, bathroom fixtures, fans, floor and table lamps, mirrors and more for indoors and out fill the two-story, 18,000-square-foot-plus showroom. Kichler, Quoizel, George Kovacs, Fanimation, Quorum and Hunter are among the brands, in styles from classic traditional to transitional and contemporary. A couple hundred chandeliers, a gazillion lights and a few hundred ceiling fans could blow a shopper away, but its not a problem at Brothers Lighting & Fan Gallery. We educate the customer, says Charles Bebber, co-owner with his brother, Andrew Bebber. Sister Liz Harris expertly manages the award-winning showroom. Theyve been light doctors and fan spin masters for decades and teach customers efficient, stylish and transformative ways to expand the use and enjoyment of their home and work environments. 239-277-0333; www.BrothersLighting.net. BESTWAYTOSEECLEARLYNOWClear Choice Windows of Southwest Florida The Southwest Florida lifestyle certainly has its perks, but we have to remember how important is to protect our homes and businesses from the inevitable Servicing Collier, Fort Myers, Lee, Sarasota & Manatee Countiescontact us for your free estimate239.596.5200 maidpro.com THE BEST CLEANING SERVICE IN: Collier, Lee, Sarasota & Manatee Counties 5th Cleaning FREE up to $100 with recurring services
E80 All Seasons Home WatchDavid Hernandezb-Calm Home ServicesMichael CatanzaroBelAir Home WatchRon Molinaro & Joe PignatelloCapital Home WatchBrian & Kelly FischerGK Home WatchGreg KaseeskaHardy Home WatchBrian HardyHome Matters of SWFLMike & Cory OGuin Majestic Palm Home WatchLeslie MazzolaPersonal Home WatchGreg LordiQuality First Home WatchDavid AdamsSecond To None ServicesBob WeissSuperior Home Watch NaplesMarlene ChurchSW Florida Home Watch ServicesLara Bargar & Candie HerteTrue Home Watch ProfessionalsJesse Giammarva & Nick Fangmeier Our Home Watch Affiliates are: rfr nrfff Benefits of working with Affiliates of Your Home Watch Professionals tbbb f bfb fb b b ffYour Home Watch Professionals br f bFounder Diane Pisani 239-600-4554 YourHWP.comInfo@YourHWP.comIndependently Owned Collectively Exceptional
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 THE BEST 81 E81 storms that plague our summer months. Impact windows from Clear Choice Windows not only are beautiful to look at, they provide noise reduction, insulation, reduction in energy costs and savings on your insurance bill. The expert team at Clear Choice has been custom fitting homes with beautiful windows for more than 20 years. Thats why they always do the job right, guaranteed. 239-337-2287; www.SWFLWindows.com.BESTPLACEFORA COMFORTABLEAFFORDABLE PIECEOFPARADISEPalm CasualEstablished in 1979, Palm Casual manufactures outdoor furniture and sells direct to the public, expanding over the past 35 years from the original factory to 16 factory showrooms throughout Florida. The company philosophy is to offer the highest quality and designs at the lowest prices. From frames to fabrics, the materials used by Palm Casual allow for easy cleaning, maintenance and service. A leader in the Southwest Florida market, the Palm Casual team looks forward to creating a lifelong customer each time the doors open, and the 30-day money back guarantee shows how confident they are of doing just that. Visit the Bonita Springs or North Fort Myers showroom to envision your very own outdoor space. Bonita Springs: 239-495-1661, North Fort Myers: 239-997-1660; www.PalmCasual.com.BESTHOMEREMODELING COMPANYTHATMAKESYOU SAYWOWCornerstone Builders of Southwest FloridaCan you recall a time when you had an experience with a business that made you smile and say, Wow!? Thats what more than 20,000 satisfied customers of Cornerstone Builders have been saying for almost 30 years. The companys unwavering dedication and commitment to excellence is the reason it continually exceeds client expectations. From kitchen and bath remodeling to custom closets and cabinetry to complete home renovation, Cornerstone Builders of Southwest Florida will turn your vision for your home into reality. No deposit is required to start your project, and customers receive a lifetime material warranty on all products manufactured by Cornerstone. The 200-plus team members are all Cornerstone employees and are with you every step of the way, from your in-home consultation through completion of your project. Visit the showrooms in Naples, Marco Island and Fort Myers. 239-332-3020; www.CornerstoneBuildersSWFL.com. At your ServiceFor those with the attention span, the time and the tools, do-it-yourself projects certainly have their place. Were talking about the kinds of things you see on Pinterest and at free weekend workshops at The Home Depot. When it comes to the serious business of life, though, we always take the BEST route and find a professional to get the job done. DIY is no way to go when things like finances, legal matters, insurance and even planning that well-deserved vacation are concerned.BESTPLACETOCOOLOFFSpeedy Air ConditioningA majority of us who call Southwest Florida our home can agree on one thing: It gets hot here. Air conditioning is considered a necessity down here, especially in the summer months when temperatures and humidity rise to a point that makes it uncomfortable to step outside. For more than 30 years Speedy Air Conditioning has been there to install, maintain and repair thousands of air-conditioning systems and indoor air-quality products. They are authorized factory dealers for the leading brands in equipment, but they service all brands. Their professional and knowledgeable staff provides the highest level of service on all systems so you can stay cool. For all your residential and commercial air-conditioning needs in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, Fort Myers and Marco Island, Speedy Air Conditioning is standing by ready for your call. 239-596-2645; www.speedyac.com. r rfntbb b nrnff bbfntf br r rfntbb fnb rb bb f and r r rr t bffntb rbbbbbf r r rr bt Locals live it, tourists love it!bnbn
www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY82 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 E82 BESTTRAVELPLANNERSWHEN PERFECTIONISPREFERREDPreferred Travel of NaplesA seamless travel experience means perfect planning before you ever leave home. Not only is Preferred Travel Southwest Floridas largest full-service travel agency; Wilma Boyd and her team of more than 50 travel advisors have worldwide connections and long-term industry relationships that set Preferred Travel apart from all other travel agencies. The Preferred Travel team turns travel dreams into reality, from hosted cultural experiences to culinary tours and from luxury cruises to high adventure. Preferred Travels motto Always a Voice, Never a Machine means clients travel with the most important travel accessory of all: peace of mind. Preferred Travel also provides clients with emergency assistance anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Preferred Travel staff and clients continue to explore the world with confidence. Recent travels include Africa, India, Vietnam, Thailand, Antarctica, Peru, Galapagos, Scotland and many more. Our formula for success is our dedication to the staff and the travel goals of our many loyal clients as well as service to our community, notes Wilma Boyd. 239-261-1177; preferrednaples.com.BESTPLACETOPUT YOUONTHEWATERNaples Boat MartFrom the inland waterways to the Gulf of Mexico, nothing beats life on the water in Southwest Florida. And there is no better place to put you there than Naples Boat Mart. Along with a selection of the BEST new and pre-owned boats on the market, their awardwinning customer service team will help you find the perfect boat for your adventures or repair the one you already have. More than that, at Naples Boat Mart youll find a community of experienced boaters with a passion for boating, fishing and exploring our waterways. They have the knowledge to help you with the details of any adventure you can dream up on the water. 239-643-2292; www.naplesboatmart.com.BESTMINUTESORLESSPhysicians Regional Healthcare System Physicians Regional has two Naples hospitals and more than 300 physicians providing 24-hour emergency services and advanced care in more than 45 specialties covering head to toe and everything in between. Of special note is the Physicians Regional pledge that no ER patient ever waits longer than 30 minutes before an ER physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner gets started on his or her case. Anyone whos been injured or sick knows thats the BEST scenario possible. To check current ER wait times at both locations, visit www.physiciansregional.comBESTPEACEOFMINDBB&T-Oswald Trippe and CompanyBB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company is one of the nations largest insurance and financial services companies. They honestly listen when you talk. When you explain your priorities and values, goals and dreams, you have their undivided attention. The stability, experience and global resources of a major insurance and financial services company are never a tradeoff for dedicated, local client service. Is your drone covered on your homeowners policy? What impact does the new Florida workers compensation rate increase have on your business? Are you a small business owner wondering if you have to buy health insurance for your employees? How could corporateowned life insurance benefit your business? Whether you are seeking personal or business insurance, corporate risk management, life insurance or employee benefits, BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company has the knowledge and expertise to deliver the BEST solutions for you. 239-433-4535; www.insurance.bbt.com. VISIT OUR STORE IN THE BONITA PLAZA 10347 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 109 rfntnb 239.405.7326 islandblind.net HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY 10-4:30 SATURDAY 10-3 SUNDAY & EVENINGS BY APPOINTMENT 10347 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 109 Come See Our New Hunter Douglas Gallery Featuring Allustra Window Coverings and Fabrics! FAUX WOOD BLINDS AND VERTICALS MADE IN 7-10 DAYS Basswood Plantation ShuttersSAVINGS UP TO40%trrrAll Custom Window Treatments, Sheer Draperies And Bed LinensSAVINGS UP TO20% r fnt btDan and Victoria Serino
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But just in case, program the number and location into your smart phone, give them a call and head straight to SVS for the most knowledgeable and compassionate team of doctors, nurses, technicians and receptionists for your pets every need. 239-947-0588; www.SVSFL.com.BESTPLACETOHELPYOU TRAVELBETTERTOYOUR DREAMDESTINATIONMAD TravelThe right travel plan is as unique as each individuals tastes and passions. Whatever your dream destination and experience, MAD Travel president Lee McCarthy is dedicated to getting you there. Mr. McCarthy and his wife, Lisa, have been focused on sending Southwest Florida clients wherever they choose since 1994. And they enjoy scouting new destinations themselves. A few of the McCarthys favorite trips have included a safari in Kenya and Tanzania, cruising through Alaska, exploring Italy and the Mediterranean and cycling throughout New Mexico. When planning a cruise or destination wedding, adventure or business trip, historical excursion or family vacation, MAD Travel is your link to the world. 239-263-4422; www.madtravel.com. BESTLEGALADVICETEAMWilbur Smith At Wilbur Smith, teamwork is the prevailing element when it comes to the law firm and its valuable clients. For nearly 50 years, Wilbur Smith has been the preeminent criminal defense law firm in Southwest Florida. The Southwest Florida legal community has a need for young, aggressive, versatile and skilled lawyers who think faster, respond more quickly and work harder than the competition. Representing a wide range of clients in both the criminal and civil markets, Wilbur Smith is in the position to fill that need. As the practice grows and expands, the team prides itself on principles that have guided them since being established in 1970. Its the BEST high-energy collaborative law firm and you can trust that. 239-334-7696; www.WilburLaw.com.BESTPLACEFORBANKING ANDMORTGAGESLake Michigan Credit Union FloridaLake Michigan Credit Union of Florida has three full-service retail and mortgage offices in Bonita Springs and Naples, providing a full range of personal banking products and services, from high interestbearing checking accounts to mortgages, and the very latest in online and mobile banking technologies. Founded in 1933, LMCU is Michigans largest credit union, with more than 460,000 members. ATM access includes the 55,000 worldwide locations of the AllPoint ATM network. Bauer Financial Group awarded LMCU its coveted 5-Star rating for financial safety and soundness, while Weiss Ratings gives LMCU an A+ for excellent financial strength. www.LMCU.org.BESTPLACEPROVIDINGYOU WITHEXTRAORDINARYTRAVEL EXPERIENCESINNAPLES/BONITACI TravelFor those of you looking for that much-needed retreat, we have good news. 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FLORIDA WEEKLY88 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 E88 Customer service combined with state-of-the-art technology has made CI Travel one of the most successful travel agencies in Southwest Florida. They offer everything from restorative spa holidays to luxurious cruises, privately guided adventures, affordable beach vacations and allinclusive resort escapes. CI Travel helps travelers make informed and impassioned decisions for the ultimate trip of a lifetime or for a simple getaway. 239-597-6700; www.cinaples.com.BESTWAYTOTAKECARE OFYOUANDYOURSTed Todd InsuranceFor 30 years, Ted Todd Insurance has been protecting your loved ones and your future. The company has grown to be one of the largest and most respected Allstate agencies in the country, providing handson, one-on-one communication with caring local agents as well as the most innovative online solutions and tools. Last year, Teds son, Charles Todd, became CEO of the company with an ongoing commitment to creating a culture where both employees and clients feel good about their coverage. 239-561-1100; www.TedToddInsurance.com.BESTPLACETODRIVEAWAYHAPPYTamiami Auto GroupA family-owned and operated business since October 1973, Tamiami Auto Group is one of the most highly regarded dealerships in Southwest Florida. For five years in a row, it has won multiple gold and silver recognitions in several automotive categories, making Tamiami Hyundai the BEST place to drive way happy in Southwest Florida. With a convenient location in Naples that serves Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Estero and Immokalee, it takes care of all your automotive needs under one roof. Whether youre looking for a new or used vehicle, Tamiami Hyundai can help you find the perfect transportation for your needs. When you drive away, the staff will make sure that its with a smile after all, the name alone means a great deal. 239-245-9819; www.TamiamiHyundai.com. BESTGIFTTOGIVETOYOURSPOUSEMiracle EarHuh? Whats that, you say? I couldnt make out what you said, honey. Sometimes youre not ignoring your spouse; you just really cant hear very well and who knows? She could be telling you that she won the lottery. Dont miss out on a miracle. Hearing loss is a common problem that affects people at different ages, but the experienced staff at MiracleEar has the latest technology to help fix the problem. Part of the reason why it is Americas most recognized brand of hearing aids is the strong commitment to customers. Take a free hearing test, have the experts assess your problem and find the BEST match for your needs. Hearing aids no longer have to be big and bulky. There are a wide range of models to choose from at Miracle-Ear. Discover the Miracle-Ear Experience, with 13 locations in Southwest Florida. 239-249-3440; www.miracle-ear.com.BESTWAYTOIMPROVEYOURIMAGENu-Image CleanersWhen you want to make a great impression, whether its a job interview or a party, a date or at work every day, you can count on looking your BEST in clothes cleaned by Nu Image. This dry cleaning, restoration and tailoring business has more than 40 years of experience bringing out the BEST in designer suits and wedding gowns, office apparel and leather jackets alike. Its eco-friendly cleaning techniques rid garments of the worst stains, extend the life of your clothes and help keep your image sparkling. 239-936-0665; www.NuImageCleaners.com.
E89 (239) 263-6046 | www.catch41naples.com | 1100 Tamiami Trl N | Naples The Best New Catch in Naples Catch 41 Bar n Grill is the new catch in Naples, Florida. With live music every Friday and Saturday, fresh food, and a wide variety of drinks, we aim to offer something for everyone in a place you can sit back, relax and enjoy fine cuisine inside or poolside.
www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY90 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 E90 rrrTRUSTyour face your formTRUST BODY CONTOURING LIPOSUCTION BREAST ENHANCEMENT ULTRASHAPE FAT REDUCTION HAIR RESTORATION EYELID AND EAR SURGERY ENDOSCOPIC FACELIFT INJECTABLES AND FILLERS THERMI SKIN TIGHTENING RHINOPLASTY LASER WASHFRACTIONAL CO2 fnt bfrr bfrr fnt bfrrfn tnn bbfnt bfrr bfrr Looking good, feeling goodBack in 1513, when Juan Ponce de Leon led the first known European expedition to La Florida, he was supposedly searching for the Fountain of Youth. Alas, the discovery was not to be made. But that couldnt stop millions of others from making their way to the Sunshine State on a quest for their own versions of eternal youth (or even just a fresh start or a restful retirement). More than 500 years later, the Fountain of Youth still eludes us. Fortunately, that doesnt mean we cant look and feel our BEST while were here.BESTPLACETO WATCHYOURTOESStillwater SpaGranted, it might not be for everyone, but the ancient art of being walked on via barefoot massage is a time-honored experience that finally lets us know what its like to be the little guy. OK, not really. But having a perfect stranger lube up their feet and hang from a bamboo support structure as they walk all over you is heavenly (in a hopeful, agnostic sort of way.) We tried it at Stillwater Spa at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and have never enjoyed being stepped on more. 239-390-4360; www.coconutpoint.regency.hyatt.com.BESTPLACETOGET YOURVAVAVOOMBACKDr. Manuel PeaDr. Manuel Pea is now offering ThermiVa, a new nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation system that has the highest satisfaction among patients discussing procedures in the RealSelf forum. Look great in your yoga pants! ThermiVa improves lubrication, mild to moderate stress urinary incontinence, and increases intimate sensation as well as improving the appearance and all without any downtime. Thats just one way Dr. Pea can help you look as good as you feel with services such as facial rejuvenation, body contouring, dermal fillers, Dermapen with PRP, Medispa services, and fractional laser treatments. With over 25 years of experience and more than 25,000 patients, Dr. Pea proves that age is just a state of mind. 239-348-7362; www.dr-pena.com.BESTPLACETOFIND THENEWYOUAesthetic Surgery CenterIf you are in search of finding the new, confident you, there is no better place to look than the Aesthetic Surgery Center with their specialized and modern approaches to restoring and enhancing your face and body. Your path to rejuvenation will begin at their new state-of-the-art spa-like facility where their friendly and knowledgeable staff will make you feel at ease. From surgical to non-surgical treatments for your face, body and skin, Drs. Anurag Agarwal, Richard Maloney and Kiranjeet Gill will help you take the first steps toward improving your appearance and enhancing your self-image. 239-594-9100; www.aestheticsurgerycenter.com.BESTWAYTOFIXAPROBLEMFrantz EyeCareIts not every day that you get to help solve a problem for a wellknown and well-loved former NFL player and coach. So when Mike Ditka came to Frantz EyeCare for his cataract surgery, the team at Frantz EyeCare was grateful and humbled. If you can fix a problem that you have, why wouldnt you? Mr. Ditka says. Frantz EyeCare fixed my problem and did an outstanding job. Dr. George Corrent was voted one of Castle Connollys BEST Doctors and Dr. Jonathan Frantz is the most experienced laser cataract surgeon in Florida and among the top laser cataract surgeons in the country. Dr. Frantz has also been voted BEST Cataract Surgeon by readers of the Fort Myers News-Press. If you think you may have cataracts, visit Dr. Frantz, Dr. Corrent and their team at one of five locations in Fort Myers, Naples, Cape Coral, Punta Gorda and Lehigh Acres. 239-418-0999; www.bettervision.net.
E91 BROTHERS LIGHTING AND FAN GALLERY. S OUTHWEST F LORIDAS L IGHTING D ESTINATION Lighting & Fan Gallery 239-277-0333 www.BrothersLighting.net We Also Carry: Table & Floor LampsDimmersLight Bulbs MirrorsCeiling Medallions & Other Accessories!lightingdestination! Light Bulbs lighting destination! www.BrothersLighting.net Ceiling Medallions & Other Accessories! Ceiling Medallions & Other Accessories! 4030 Colonial Blvd. Fort Myers, FL Located .07 miles west of I-75 on Colonial Exit 136 LIGHT UP your LIfe! to 1585 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 5, Naples, Florida 34109 to to to Reserve your table today and experience mouthwatering dishes from the Best of Both Worlds A Naples original for more then 20 years Founders and owners
www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY92 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 E92 Home-cooked eggs, omelets, benedicts, pancakes, waffles, scrapple, homemade soups, fresh salads, sandwiches, Angus burgers, chili, Taylor pork roll, sausage gravy, creamed chipped beef, home-cooked roast beef & turkey, and Real Philly Cheesesteaks. BREAKFAST & LUNCH IN BONITA FOR 10 YEARS AND RUNNING! P: 239.948.4123 Old 41 & Bernwood Parkway BONITAS BEST 10 YEARS RUNNING!OPEN D AILY 7AM TO 3PMBeer, Wine, & Mimosas Best BESTIMPLANTINNOVATORSBiometSurgeons trust Biomet to create the extraordinary tools and techniques they use to make each surgery a custom fit. For almost four decades, Biomet has created state-of-the-art procedures and devices. Biomet prides itself on its unconventional profile: the responsiveness of a small company with the resources and market presence of a large company. www.Biomet.com.BESTNATURALLUXURYGIFTNaples Soap CompanyThe skin struggle is real. Harsh commercial chemicals that you find in everyday soaps are most likely hurting more than helping. So why not give the gift of natural, organic ingredients used in the products at Naples Soap Company? Help your loved ones to heal and repair bothersome skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. Give them relaxation as they soak the stress away with one of NSCs unbelievable bath bombs or scrub away all of their troubles with a gentle exfoliator. In this tropical climate, skincare is incredibly important. With countless remedies to soothe and revive, Naples Soap Company can restore and protect your skin in a natural, luxurious way. 239-325-8263; www.naplessoap.com.BESTNONCOSMETICMAKEOVERThe Naples Beach Hotel & Golf ClubWe can all use a little nip-and-tuck now and then to keep us looking fresh. But the Naples Beach Hotel golf course went above and beyond by collaborating with course designer Jack Nicklaus and architect John Sanford for a total redesign and renovation. The $9 million project was completed this past December and memberships sold out in an instant. Now theres a wait list to join. That shows you how important it is to know when to get a makeover.BESTPLACETOENHANCE YOURNATURALBEAUTYAesthetic Plastic Surgery of NaplesIts no secret that Kent V. Hasen, M.D.Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples is the go-to center for all surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments in Southwest Florida. Their welcoming environment and accommodating staff make them the BEST at what they do. As a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Hasen strives to enrich and improve the lives of his patients using advanced technology in his state-of-the-art facility. If you are looking for a non-surgical procedure, they offer a variety of relaxing med-spa treatments. Visit their beautiful new office off of Airport-Pulling Road to see for yourself. 239-262-5662; www.drhasen.com.BESTDESIGNERFINDSTrue FashionistasTrue Fashionistas designer resale and online designer consignment store is first on every Southwest Florida fashionistas list for its selection of high-quality, gently used clothing and accessories. Need to spruce up your wardrobe? Drop by the store or shop online for mens, womens and childrens clothing. With a 100 percent authenticity guarantee, True Fashionistas carries designer brands including Burberry, Christian Dior, Kate Spade, Tiffany & Co., Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent and many, many more. 239-596-5044; www. truefashionistaresale.com; www.shopsellconsign.com.BESTPLACETOBESEENMalkani Retina CenterThe sunsets, the palm trees, the historic landmarks Southwest Florida boasts a plethora of beautiful sights, but if you dont take care of your eye health you could miss out. Take the BEST care of your eyes by being seen at Malkani Retina Center, the premier practice offering advanced treatment options for macular degeneration, retinal detachment and diabetic retinopathy. Malkani Retina Center is led by renowned retina surgeon Dr. Sunil Malkani, who applies state-ofthe-art medical and surgical skills with a thoughtful, human touch. 239-324-4888; www.MRCmd.com.
E93 THE RETINA SPECIALISTS IN SWFL! ANNOUNCES NEW OFFICE LOCATIONS: Malkani Retina Center1855 Veterans Park Drive #302 in Naples 9201 Cypress Lake Drive in Ft. Myers Robert M. Sherman, M.D., FACSBoard Certi ed Opthalmologist & Retina Specialist Malkani Retina Center specializes in:Macular Degeneration | Retina Detachment | Diabetic Retinopathy Painless Eye Injections & other Diseases of the Retina Malkani Retina Center(239) 324-4888www.mrcmd.comFor Call Appointments, Sunil Malkani, M.D.Founder & Director Vitreoretinal Diseases & Surgery Accepting New PatientsOf ces in Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties AUTHENTIC RECIPES. FRESH INGREDIENTS. 4255 TAMIAMI TRAIL NORTH | NAPLES, FL 34103 239.302.1444 | www.felipestaqueria.com | @FELIPESNAPLES
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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY102 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 E102 Call us crazySometimes its called Flori-Duh, and theres no denying it: The Sunshine State seems to have more than its share of crazy politics and colorful folks who are always doing something worth noting. Here are some of the BEST from our files. BESTFREEZEOUTOFTHEPRESSSouth Florida legislators For the 2017 legislative session, we reached out to every member of the delegation in Florida Weeklys distribution areas several times, by phone and email, to ask them to respond briefly to some basic questions about the upcoming session: our water problem, the rights of gun owners, sanctuary cities, marijuana and education.Out of 25 lawmakers (17 house members and eight senators), only eight responded, and we thank them for making their voices heard. They were: Rep. Matt Caldwell (R-District 79), Rep. Dane Eagle (R-District 77), Sen. Michael Grant (R-District 75), Sen. Kathleen Passidomo (R-District 28), Sen. Bobby Powell (D-District 30), Rep. Bob Rommel (R-District 106), Sen. Greg Steube, (R-District 23) and Rep. Carlos Trujillo (R-District 105).Then there were those who didnt respond to our questions or declined to comment: They include Sen. Joe Negron (R-District 25), Sen. Denise Grimsley (R-District 26) Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto (R-District 27), Sen. Kevin Rader (D-District 29), Sen. Jeff Clemens (D-District 31), Rep. Ray Wesley Rodrigues (R-District 76), Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen (R-District 78), Rep. Byron Donalds (R-District 80), Rep. Joseph Abruzzo, (D-District 81), Rep. MaryLynn ML Magar (R-District 82), Rep. Rick Roth (R-District 85), Rep. Matt Willhite (D-District 86), Rep. David Silvers (D-District 87), Rep. Al Jackquet (D-District 88), Rep. Bill Hager (R-District 89), Rep. Lori Berman (D-District 90) and Rep. Emily Slosberg (D-District 91).BESTLIVEONAIRCALLOUTAnderson CooperCNNs Anderson Cooper covered the Pulse nightclub tragedy in Orlando and while interviewing Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi about it, called her out on her showing condolences for gay victims after proposing measures to limit domestic partners rights.BESTPLACETONOT ARGUEPOLITICSPrivate Facebook groupsMost of us were raised to never discuss religion or politics at the dinner table, but with the current derisive political atmosphere, Democrats and Republicans are desperate for safe places to sound off. Whether you think Donald Trump is the bomb-diggety or you believe his presidency is a complete bomb, there are plenty of Facebook groups where you can find likeminded folk and since theyre private, only members of the group can comment on the pontifications therein. Love Trumps Hate is a locally founded Facebook group where liberals can speak freely; Friends Who Support President Donald J. Trump is a haven for those who want to trumpet the POTUS. If you cant stand confrontation and youre trying to avoid trolls, private political Facebook groups are a good place to get it all off your chest without having to slog through name-calling and rants in all caps. BESTDUMBASSGUNPROPOSALState Sen. Greg Steube (R-District 230)There are people who appreciate guns and then theres Sen. Greg Steube, who proposed a package of laws that would allow 1.7 million gun owners in Florida to carry their concealed weapons into courthouses, into colleges and high schools, middle and elementary and nursery schools, into airport terminals, bars, churches, libraries, city council and county commission meetings. We could talk about allowing some licensed gun owners into a few of these places, perhaps, but angry exes in courthouses during contentious divorce hearings? Pissed-off people at city council meetings? Drunken frat-boys and depressed students? Libraries? Is unarmed peace and co-existence a virtue we should insist on anywhere at all? And when law enforcement shows up to the scene of an actual shootout, theyll easily be able to tell the good guys from the bad guys, right? Maybe, Sen. Steube, youve just seen Unforgiven one too many times. Maybe you should take off your holster, cowboy, sit down and think this over. BESTPOWERSTRUGGLEAmendment 1Floridas power companies thought theyd pull a fast one on voters when they tried to limit rooftop solar expansion. Utility-backed political committees promoted the amendment as protecting consumers and encouraging solar, when what it really would have done was add fees and costs to rooftop solar users while lining the pockets of the power companies. Good thing it failed. NAPLES FIRST MEDISPA MANUEL PEA, M.D.Board Certi ed Plastic Surgeon NO DOWNTIME 25-MINUTE BODY CONTOURING TREATMENT 25 MINUTES IS ALL YOU NEED for permanent fat removal 25-MINUTE BODY S
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