of House INSIDE: Contentious lawsuit split artists supporters | A9 THE STARK WHITE, 4,700-SQUARE-FOOT home on Captiva Island looks more like a monument than a mansion. Perched on sugar-white sand on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, its clean, contemporary lines rise out of a profusion of lush, jungle-like growth. This secluded, subtropical haven was the home of worldfamous artist Robert Rauschenberg. He was known as the greatest living contemporary artist before his death on Nine years after the renowned artists death, Robert Rauschenbergs Captiva residence is on the market and oh, if these walls could talk.BY MARY WOZNIAKFlorida Weekly Correspondent SEE HOME, A8 Rauschenberg Photos, details from inside the Captiva home | A9 Above: The late artist Robert Rauschenberg, left, is with his close friend Darryl Pottorf at the 2007 Arts for ACT auction in Fort Myers. Top: Mr. Rauschenbergs contemporary Captiva Island home, now owned by Mr. Pottorf, is for sale. FLORIDA WEEKLY ARCHIVE PETER ROSKOVENSKY / COURTESY PHOTOCelebrating graduates is a Y project BY PAUL THEINSpecial to Florida WeeklyHigh school graduation is one of the most special and celebrated milestones in the life of any young adult. On Friday night, May 26, just a few hours after an estimated 2,500 Collier County high school students receive their diplomas and are congratulated by proud family and friends, many of them will continue their well-deserved celebration at the 32nd annual Project Graduation all-night party at the Greater Naples YMCA. The new grads will come from Barron Collier, Golden Gate, Gulf Coast, Immokalee, Lely, Lorenzo Walker Technical, Naples, Palmetto Ridge and St. John Neumann Catholic high schools and also from First Baptist Academy. About 1,100 are expected to party from 11 p.m. until 4 a.m. Admission is $20 and tickets are on sale SEE GRADUATION, A6 OPINION A4 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A14 BEHIND THE WHEEL A17 PETS OF THE WEEK A22 FROM THE TOP B1 BUSINESS MEETINGS B4 HOUSE HUNTING B9 OPEN HOUSE MAP B18 BOOK REVIEW C2 CLUB NOTES C19 SOCIETY C21-23 CUISINE NEWS C24-27 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 18-24, 2017Vol. IX, No. 30 FREE One Naples Stock has big plans for parcel on Vanderbilt Drive. A11 Barristers BashA big night out for Legal Aid Service, and more Networking photos. B7-8 A weak winterTourism numbers down in all but Collier County. Why? B1 COURTESY PHOTO2016 grads at last years celebration Our cellistArts writer Nancy Stetson goes back to kindergarten to learn the cello. C1
A2 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 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 COMMENTARYPray for rainYou know what they say: Dont talk about the weather unless you want it to happen to you. Remember The Perfect Storm, based on a true story, the one that sunk the Andrea Gail out of Gloucester, Mass., with all hands, including George Clooney? Ill bet some hapless sailor said, I hope we dont have a storm, or Its not gonna blow. And sure enough the thing blew up and sent those fishermen to their deep graves in the howling Atlantic, while their families stood ashore and stared helplessly out to sea. When youre into weather modification rituals as the anthropologists call it the scientists who need a good stiff belt of something more serious than water so they can talk straight thats how you think. You begin to ignore science and reason in favor of any damn thing that will work. Let me confess right here: I am now fully engaged in a weather modification ritual, also known as a commentary, a rain dance, or a prayer, Ill bet it wont rain. Theres no rain that only falls mainly on the plain. In Spain. Rain, rain, go away and come again some other day. Lord, please let it rain. Thats just a start. You can join me if you wish; if we talk about rain all the time, maybe it will. Its crazy, I know, but my shallow wells about to run dry and even the palmettos and pines look like they want to die. The figures will tell you why. From east to west in the Sunshine State from Palm Beach to the City of Palms, starting at the beginning of 2017 somebody forgot to turn on the rain valve. A year earlier somebody forgot to shut it off. In January 2016, almost 13 inches of rain fell on some places, beating the 1991 record of 7.95 by five full inches. The average rainfall in this part of the world, by the way, is 1.93 inches in January and something in the vicinity of 60 inches year-round, about 75 percent of it falling in the summer between May and September. But this year, in January, we might as well have pitched a tent in North Africa somewhere. According to U.S. climate data at one weather station on the southwest coast, the rainfall was just over a half-inch, at .51, in January. In February it rained like hell, dropping .58 inches on the parched earth. And in March? Oh, Lord. The skies opened and almost nothing came out: .09 inches fell. Parts of the Sahara Desert receive more rain than that as much as four inches of rain per year, or .33 inches a month, on average. You can draw this conclusion: It would take almost four years three years and eight months by my parched calculations for four inches of rain to fall on Florida if the March rates continue. This is mid-May, now, and I havent seen any rain in many days. You probably see why all of us need to start talking about rain. Not just me. It amounts to this: FLORIDA IS NOW DRIER THAN THE SAHARA DESERT! (Not the Libyan part, but never mind that.) Start dancing. Start praying. Shake your fist. Something. Ill start singing Doc Watson songs, beginning with Deep River Blues as the late flat-pickin folk singer from North Carolina called this one: Let it rain, let it pour, let it rain a whole lot more/ Cause I got them deep river blues,/ Let the rain drive right on, let the waves sweep along/ Cause I got them deep river blues. Is all this the result of climate change? Thats another subject. Right now, were just trying to make it rain, like the Osage and Quapaw Indians of Missouri and Arkansas once did when they danced for money or trade. The Indians understood weather patterns, apparently theyd been watching them for thousands of years, after all. So for pay, whenever they figured rain would fall and the newcomers needed it, theyd dance for settlers. The Zuni Indians down in the southwest, meanwhile, danced adorned with feathers and turquoise, the feathers to bring wind and the turquoise to transport water from the heavens. Maybe it worked, and maybe Ill try it. Or I might try praying, which is how Ive always read the anonymous 800-year-old poem, graphically designed (and shown here) by the late, Kansas-based calligrapher Eva Williams, the mother of Florida Weeklywriter Evan Williams. On all counts rain or love (and perhaps rain is love) its the most beautiful dance for rain Ive ever seen, heard sung or prayed. May the small rain fall.
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A4 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 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 2017 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 The pre-existing lieIf youve only followed coverage of the Republican health care bill loosely in the media, you might believe that House Republicans, after much effort, passed legislation to deny people with pre-existing conditions health insurance. The issue of pre-existing conditions has dominated the debate over the GOP health care bill out of all proportion to the relatively modest provision in the legislation, which is being distorted often willfully, sometimes ignorantly into a threat to all that is good and true in America. The perversity of it all is that the legislation is properly understood as doing more to preserve the Obamacare regulation on pre-existing conditions than to undermine it. The legislation maintains a federal baseline of protection in such cases, and says only that states can apply for a waiver from it, provided that they abide by certain conditions meant to ensure that no one is left out in the cold. Since these provisions only involve the individual insurance market, a small slice of the overall insurance picture (about 18 million are on the individual market), and merely make possible state waivers, they are inherently limited. Youre not affected if you get insurance through your employer (155 million people), or through Medicaid or Medicare. Youre not affected if you live in a state that doesnt request the waiver (many wont). Even if you buy insurance on the individual market and live in a state that gets a waiver, youre not affected if youve maintained insurance coverage continuously and not had a gap in coverage longer than 63 days. By this point, were talking about a tiny fraction of the population. If you do have a pre-existing condition in a waiver state and havent had continuous coverage, you can be charged more by your insurer only the first year. The state will have access to $8 billion in federal funds explicitly to ease the cost of your insurance, and must further have a high-risk pool or similar program to mitigate insurance costs for the sick. Clearly, if Republicans set out to recklessly endanger the well-being of people with pre-existing conditions, they didnt do a very good job of it. The purpose of these provisions isnt to punish the sick, but to create an incentive for people to buy insurance while they are healthy. (The Obamacare exchanges are failing because its tangle of regulations drove up costs and made insurance economically unappealing to the young and healthy.) It takes all of five minutes to understand the basics of the House bill on pre-existing conditions, yet it has been subject to wildly ill-informed and deceptive attacks. Rep. Frank Pallone of New Jersey said the bill would hurt 129 million people with pre-existing conditions, an exaggerated figure that assumes every single one of them would be harmed by the House bill. There are certainly legitimate criticisms to be made of the House bill, and ample room for the Senate to improve it, especially by boosting its coverage numbers. But it is not an act of heedless cruelty against the sick. As for its critics, their reflex to demagogic dishonesty isnt a pre-existing condition, just an ingrained habit. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly GUEST OPINIONA call for the Silent Generation to make itself heard BY RICHARD PIGNATAROConcerned Americans, speak out! In a recent study of generation groups, todays 70to 80-year-olds were classified as The Silent Generation There is much truth in this. We learned from the Greatest Generation who fought for this country and came home to humbly go on with their lives and families. We, too, have served, worked hard, paid our college loans, raised our families and tried to instill strong values in our children and grandchildren including a respect for others and a love of country. We did this without fanfare; in retrospect, we should have been more vocal as actions by our leaders threatened to destroy all we hold dear. We were quiet when President Carter shamed our country. We were quiet when President Bill Clinton stood by and let our people be killed in the attack of the USS Cole, Somalia and the first bombing of the World Trade Center all without retribution. We were quiet when President Clinton defiled the office of the president, and we did not demand his resignation. Our silence reached new lows these past eight years as President Obama and his sycophants did everything they could to weaken, divide and destroy virtually every aspect of our lives. Our military strength has been depleted, his attorneys general sided against those who enforce our laws, etc., etc. When he was reelected we regretfully stood silent, and this was taken as acquiescence to enable him to continue. As a result we had Benghazi and the Syrian refugee crisis caused by his lines-in-the-sand inaction. Worse yet, his treaty with Iran a country that has vowed to destroy us and that now tests ballistic missiles on a daily basis. His weakness encouraged the Koreans to ignore any sanctions and to build their arsenal to the point that it threatens not only their Asian neighbors but our west coast as well. Our silence emboldened Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren and others to think they could and should continue his legacy, and they refused to recognize that they lost the election for that very reason. We even stood silent during the 2016 election. While many of us supported Trump, we showed it only in the emails we sent to each other and the Hillary jokes we shared. Perhaps our silence was why the results were such a shock to the liberals, to the media and to the world. We were silent, but we VOTED. Now I call on you to join with me and be silent no more. We need to protest the disgusting actions being taken, the shameful protests, the vulgar signs, the media and the Hollywood elite thinking sarcastic humor and late-night skits against the president and his family are somehow acceptable and meaningful. We have to let it be known that while we support free speech, we will not tolerate total disrespect and language that is slander by any measure. Now we even have daily comments from Hillary and Obama. The irony and the gall that they criticize the cabinet nominees as unqualified. Compare Rex Tillerson to John Kerry or Hillary. We now have a fourstar general running Homeland Security versus Obamas pick, an attorney with no experience, and on and on. Hillary refuses to accept she lost because the voters didnt trust her and all that the Clintons did to enrich themselves with absolutely no regard for the country. We, along with the 60 million people who voted for Trump, now need to stand up and speak up. We need to make our voices heard and, more importantly, we need to make our actions be felt. If an actor or entertainer or award show offends you, then boycott their movies or shows and let sponsors know you did. If Amazon or anyone else wants to fund sanctuary cities, cancel your accounts and tell them why. If Starbucks wants to hire 10,000 Muslims instead of U.S. military veterans, dont go there and tell them why. If it bothered you that Nordstrom dropped Ivanka Trumps clothing line and said it was a coincidence, cancel your card. It is not enough to turn off a program; we need to tell the sponsors why we did it. Stephen Colbert and Bill Maher went way across any line of civility and need to feel the repercussions, and that involves you telling their sponsors how you feel. When making your travel plans, avoid going to sanctuary cities and write their mayors to inform them of your actions. Basically I am asking you to take overt actions to take back our country and to inform those impacted why you are doing it. Another critical point, we must continually reinforce our message to members of congress and our state and local leaders, lest they waiver in their support and commitment. We have such a unique opportunity with the Executive, Legislative and hopefully Judicial branches all conservative and the majority of governors Republican. We could easily lose the midterm elections if we dont continue to demand they support the changes we voted for. We need to call out the Democrats for their lies and hubris. It was interesting to see all the 2006 news clips of then-Sen. Obama, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi calling for a security fence. Equally so watching Pelosi saying they should pass a health-care bill and then read what is in it. Today, the outrage at the firing of FBI Director James Comey yet when he was critical of Hillary, all you heard from Schumer and company was that he should be fired! We cannot give President Trump a free pass either. We must reach out to the party and others to be sure he is delivering on his promises and doing so in a way that benefits the country. He can only do that with our oversight and our support. This next step requires ACTION. We cannot remain passive. This is the last chance for us to leave the country better for our grandchildren. If we fail in this opportunity and the next election is lost, the probability of another Republican president will be minuscule. Even worse will be the retribution by those who have demonstrated their inability to accept democracy and the democratic process. Richard Pignataro is a resident of Naples.
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May 12, 2008. Nine years later, the home is for sale, with a price tag of nearly $7 million. The seller is Darryl Pottorf, Rauschenbergs closest friend, companion and internationally known fellow artist. Pottorf inherited the home after Rauschenbergs death. The decision to sell was difficult, because of the houses history and the memories it holds, Pottorf said. But now he wants to live off-island. One reason is the islands distance from the mainland and the need to travel more and more for his work, Pottorf said. Another reason is that Captiva is small (fewer than 400 people) with a largely transient population, he said. Most of all, Rauschenberg is no longer there. Neither is the nucleus of fellow artists, friends and staff that surrounded him, creating a little community within a community. You walk in the door in his house expecting Bob to be sitting at his barstool, watching TV or reading, greeting him with a welcoming smile, Pottorf said. The house seems a little hollow without anybody there.A favorite sonKnown as much for his generosity and charitable works as well as his art, both locally and globally, Rauschenberg became one of Southwest Floridas favorite sons. The gallery at Florida SouthWestern State College bears his name and was the scene of many of his exhibitions. His home was the scene of parties, gourmet dinners, earnest conversations about art, a gathering place for art luminaries, celebrities, and a close circle of friends. I have many wonderful memories of being with Bob in his house on Captiva, said Kat Epple, a longtime friend and Emmy-winning flautist and composer. Epple, who is based in Fort Myers, played for Rauschenberg often at his home, played at his art openings around the world, played for him when he was in intensive care at Lee Memorial Hospital, and played at the three memorials held after his death, one locally and two in New York City museums. Bob loved to cook, and there was always a lot of great food at his house. It was always interesting sitting around the table with him. We had conversations about art, life, music, his dogs, his travels, birds that we could see on the beach, so many topics, she said. It was fun to see who might walk into his house next: Sharon Stone, David Byrne, Norman Lear, Wolfgang Puck, artist Roy Lichtenstein or a local Captiva Islander. Epple spent every Christmas day at Rauschenbergs house for many years. His staff and a couple of other friends were invited, and we would exchange gifts, she said. Every year, he would create an interesting artistic Christmas tree alternative. One year it was a ladder with artistic decorations. One year, she was the Christmas tree, Epple said. He asked me to enter the party while playing the flute, and wearing the traditional Tibetan Lama garb that was given to him when he was in Tibet. While Epple and others who were close to Rauschenberg acknowledge the significance of the house and the stories it had to tell, they say the artists connections to Captiva, Southwest Florida, and his legacy lie far beyond the pristine white walls. The home isnt Bob, said Ron Bishop, former director of the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida SouthWestern State College. To take it one step further, that is exactly why we named the gallery at the college after Bob for the community. This was his community. The exhibits were for the community.Captiva connectionRauschenberg moved to Captiva in 1970, seeking respite from the tumult of the New York art scene. The first time he visited the island, he had to take a ferry over. There was no causeway, said Mark Pace, who works with Pottorf and is a longtime friend and companion. When he arrived, there was a turtle crossing the road, and Rauschenberg stopped and saved it, Pace said. He found that charming. As Rauschenberg walked around the properties on Captiva, a swarm of butterflies literally surrounded him, Pace said. He thought this was so beautiful. Rauschenberg decided Captiva was where he wanted to live, Pace said. Pottorf, listening to him tell the story, agreed. Rauschenberg was already a household name in the art world by the time he moved to Captiva. He upended the movement of Abstract Expressionism and changed the course of modern art in the 1950s by creating what he called combines. These were works of art made of ordinary objects, seemingly unrelated, many found on the street, and put together in a combina-HOMEFrom page 1 PETER ROSKOVENSKY / COURTESY PHOTOS The Captiva Island home in which the late Robert Rauschenberg once lived appears to rise out of the subtropical island growth. The patio/sundeck area between the two master suites A young Robert Rauschenberg at Amsterdams Stedelijk Museum in 1968 Mary Wozniak is a freelance writer based in Fort Myers. She has covered and written about Robert Rauschenberg extensively and was the only Florida journalist invited to cover his New York City memorials held at the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in October 2008. A8 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
tion of painting and sculpture. His most famous combine, Monogram, featuring a stuffed goat, a tire and other found objects, was completed in 1959. Rauschenberg was a master of many media, and liked to mix and experiment with them: painting, printing, sculpture, collage, photography, performance art. The island became Rauschenbergs home base for 38 years. He initially lived and worked in a small stilt house on the beach. The house that is for sale was built and designed by Pottorf for Rauschenberg in 1990. He also designed and built a massive, modern studio for the artist. Rauschenberg created thousands of works of art, many of which were premiered at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery. Soon after meeting Rauschenberg in 1999, Bishop asked the artist what his tie was to Florida. It always had fascinated me how he left New York City looking for a home, Bishop said. Rauschenbergs answer came within a short letter he sent to Bishop, initially apologizing for missing an art deadline. The letter, along with Rauschenbergs other writings, is now in the archives of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. He wrote: When I decided to leave N.Y.C. (home for over 20 years), I drove down the coast investigating every island from Maryland to Mississippi. Every time I reached Captiva I felt a magic that was unexplainable in its power. (Before causeway). It took three separate trips and three years before I could get my economy healthy enough to make the the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Rauschenberg was known for being positive in his outlook, generous to a fault and fearless in his art. Locally, his philanthropy ranged widely, from Abuse Counseling and Treatment (ACT), a shelter for abused women and children, to the Animal Refuge Center. Jennifer Benton, executive director of ACT, said at the public memorial held for Rauschenberg in Southwest Florida that he had raised more than $5 million for the cause over the years through Arts for ACT, a fundraising auction. Terry Tincher, a Southwest Florida art consultant, dealer, manager and appraiser, was one who witnessed the artist work his magic. Tincher had known Rauschenberg and Pottorf since the early 1980s. His former construction company put in the initial pilings and did some concrete work for the artists 1990 home. Tincher said he received a piece of Rauschenberg artwork in exchange, and thought it was a great deal. One afternoon Pottorf called him up and said they were going to make some art, Tincher said. He went out to Captiva, where Rauschenberg was still living in the old stilt house. The BBC was there in the studio, all set up to film the artist at work. The work was supposed to be for ROCI, the Rauschenberg Overseas Cultural Interchange, in which Rauschenberg traveled to countries around the globe to collaborate with different artists and promote peace. The project wound up with a final exhibit at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., in 1991. There were three young chemical engineers present who had developed paints that could be used on stainThe nine years since Robert Rauschenbergs death in 2008 have not been without controversy over his art and estate. Three trustees of the Rauschenberg Revocable Trust brought a lawsuit against the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in 2011, seeking $60 million in fees for their services. The trustees were: Bennet Grutman, who was Rauschenbergs accountant. Bill Goldston, who partnered with Rauschenberg in a fine art print publishing company. Darryl Pottorf, Rauschenbergs best friend, companion, fellow artist and executor of Rauschenbergs will. The trust was charged with distributing the artists assets to his beneficiaries. The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation was the primary beneficiary. The lawsuit was contentious and widely publicized. The trial was held in Lee County Circuit Court in June 2014. Pottorf was the only trustee not to appear in person to testify. However, portions of Pottorfs deposition testimony were read in court. The foundation claimed that the amount the trustees sought for their services was excessive. The trustees claimed that their efforts had helped to grow Rauschenbergs estate from about $600 million to $2.2 billion. The trustees were awarded $24.6 million by the court in August 2014. While that was less than half the amount originally sought, Judge Jay Rosman wrote: The evidence at trial supports a finding that the Trustees did an exemplary job. The foundation thought differently. A statement released at the time by Christopher Rauschenberg, the late artists son and head of the foundation, read in part: For over three years now, the Trustees have continued to pursue a case that drains resources from the Foundation that is my fathers legacy, and that distracts from the good work he intended for his Foundation. Every dollar spent on this matter is a dollar not spent on the charitable mission that my father cared about so deeply. The Rauschenberg Foundation appealed the judges decision. A second district appeals court upheld the $24.6 million award in January 2016. The case went to the state Supreme Court, which declined to hear it, effectively letting the award stand. Pottorf did not provide any public comment during or after the legal battle. When asked for this story whether the trustees lawsuit and its result had anything to do with his decision to sell Rauschenbergs house, Pottorf said: No, not really. It made it a little unwelcome feeling for a while. Asked about his current relationship with the Rauschenberg Foundation, Pottorf said that lawyers were continuing to work out the final details of the courts decision. He also said that he had offered to sell the Rauschenberg home to the foundation, before putting it on the market. The foundation declined, he said. Christopher Rauschenberg did not respond to questions about the status of his relationship or the foundations relationship with Pottorf. Mark Pace, who works for Pottorf and is a longtime friend and companion, said that Pottorf had a wonderful life with Rauschenberg. He wants to keep those memories and move forward, Pace said. That includes Pottorf being recognized for his own talent and creativity, Pace said. He doesnt want any more negativity, Pace said. The foundation happened, and its over. Leave the rest alone. All you can do is take the lessons of history and apply it to the future, he said. Pottorf said he looks to a future where any differences between him and the foundation might be reconciled. I hope to be able to work with them and help fulfill Bobs wishes, he said. Lawsuit over Rauschenberg estate fees a matter of trustSEE HOME, A10 BY MARY WOZNIAKSpecial to Florida Weekly Rauschenberg home by the numbers>> Where: 11559 Laika Lane, Captiva Island >> Price: $6,995,000 >> Square feet: 4,736 >> Current owner: Darryl Pottorf >> Bedrooms: two >> Baths: two full/two half >> Features >> Breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico from every room >> Dramatic Brazilian wood staircase entry >> Great room with volume ceilings and glass sliders that open to a terrace overlooking the Gulf >> Private elevator >> Open gourmet kitchen >> Large sundeck separates two master suites, with spiral staircase leading to rooftop sun deck >> Three-plus car garageSource: 11559 Laika Ln Captiva FL 33924 \ MLS 2170093 Listing by Karen Bell & The Bell Team VIP Realty Group Inc. For more information: 239-851-0168 PETER ROSKOVENSKY / COURTESY PHOTOThe white silhouette of the home is etched against the night sky FLORIDA WEEKLY ARCHIVE PHOTOSharon Stone with Robert Rauschenberg at an Arts for ACT auction in Fort MyersKAT EPPLE / COURTESY PHOTORauschenberg friend and flautist Kat Epple acting as a Christmas decoration at the house NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 NEWS A9
less steel, and impregnate the steel so the paint wouldnt come off, Tincher said. The steel would be heated and Rauschenberg was supposed to be able to manipulate the steel, he said. I can remember the atmosphere there when I got to the studio, Tincher said. It was probably one of the most electrical and artistic experiences of my life. Bob had no idea what would happen, he said. Watching him work fearlessly in the moment is something I will never forget. It was magic. I would not trade that for anything. He was so confident about his ability to make magic from nothing. I never imagined art being life. Rauschenberg eventually acquired about 20 acres and 10 buildings on Captiva, saving them from development and stretching from the Gulf of Mexico on the west to Pine Island Sound on the east. They included the 1942 Fish House built by J.N. Ding Darling, the Pulitzer prize-winning cartoonist and conservationist who was instrumental in the creation of what is now known as the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island. Darling used the structure as a studio. The property and the buildings, except for the home owned by Pottorf, belong to the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. The foundation, formed by Rauschenberg in 1990, fosters the artistic and philanthropic legacy of Robert Rauschenberg, according to the foundation website. Through scholarship, grants, and a residency program, the foundation furthers Rauschenbergs belief that art can change the world. The foundation turned the Rauschenberg compound into an artist-in-residence program in 2012, hosting 70 artists per year. The concept is inspired by Rauschenberg time at the avante-garde Black Mountain College in North Carolina in the late 1940s and early 1950s, in which artists of various disciplines collaborated and experimented to break new ground. Rather than either of his homes, Rauschenbergs studios and print shop were the center of his art and inspiration, Christopher Rauschenberg, Rauschenbergs son and foundation president, wrote in an email. Having 70 artists per year making magnificent work in all media in Bobs studios that is the loudly beating heart of his legacy and that moves me deeply, Christopher Rauschenberg said. Meanwhile, Pottorf is based in Fort Myers and is seeking acreage for a compound on the Caloosahatchee River. His art career is flourishing, with new gallery representation in Europe. His latest exhibit, Unerased journeys: a survey of works by Darryl Pottorf, is on display through July 15 at the Museum of Outdoor Arts outside Denver. Both Pottorf and Pace lauded the foundations artist residency program on Captiva. Their residency program is well, well recognized, Pace said. What theyre doing is great out there. Thats what Bob wanted for Captiva. Rauschenbergs physical presence has been gone from Captiva for nine years. But his spirit remains. Former President Bill Clinton referred to it when speaking at Rauschenbergs memorial in late October 2008 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It always struck me that the greatness of every artist is his or her spirit, Clinton said. That spirit is expressed through the body, he said. You are always limited by your body, so hes now been set free to roam at will. Rauschenberg spent his final days in his studio, not his home. When he came home from the hospital for the last time, he chose to live in his studio building, Epple said. He wanted to be surrounded by his artwork, paint, and art tools. Rauschenberg died in the place where he created so much. His ashes are scattered by the Fish House. Bobs legacy is in his art and the people whose lives he touched. His house would make a beautiful museum, but it would also be an amazing home for someone who can appreciate a fantastic view of the gulf waters, beach, birds and sky, Epple said. Either way, it is a place that should be filled with food, friends, art, music and fun. HOME From page 9 Watching him work fearlessly in the moment is something I will never forget. It was magic. I would not trade that for anything He was so confident about his ability to make magic from nothing. I never imagined art being life. Terry Tincher, a Southwest Florida art consultant, dealer, manager and appraiser PETER ROSKOVENSKY / COURTESY PHOTOThe great room in the house is a spectacular space, with an open kitchen at one end and a wall of sliding glass doors leading to a patio overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. WILLIAM GRIFFIN GALLERY / COURTESY PHOTO Scenarios, showing Rauschenbergs work, was exhibited at the William Griffin Gallery. A10 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 NEWS A11Stock Development unveils plans for One Naples off Vanderbilt Drive BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.comStock Development has announced plans for its affiliate, Vanderbilt Holdings Naples, to develop One Naples on the northeast corner of Vanderbilt Drive and Gulfshore Boulevard North. Currently occupied by businesses including Beach Box Caf and 7-Eleven, the plot could someday house three condominium buildings, including a 19-story high rise with the top three floors for public parking, and a private 75-slip marina on Vanderbilt Lagoon. The completed project will boast 300 residential units, 25,000 square feet of retail space to house a coffee shop, realty office, restaurant and deli, and new sidewalks and landscaping. Most of the current businesses excluding Da Ru Ma, Barefoot Pelican, Vanderbilt Palms, Buzzs Lighthouse Restaurant & Lighthouse Inn will be removed to make way for One Naples. Roads that are currently public like Southbay Drive, Gulfshore Court and a portion of Center Street will revert to private ownership to be maintained by the future One Naples homeowners association. We just felt it was a great opportunity to take a great piece of property and mass it all together and bring a great project to the community, said Claudine Leger-Wetzel, Stock Developments vice-president of sales and marketing. We think a project such as this will enhance entire region and add better use to the site that is more aesthetically pleasing to community. The areas current C-3 zoning designation allows for a higher degree of commercial development than One Naples would have. Stock is seeking a zoning amendment from Collier County to change the block to a mixed-use designation that allows residences and amenities such as pools, cabanas, fire pits and a fitness center. C-3 is for pretty intense commercial, and we didnt feel that intense commercial would fit in with character of Vanderbilt Beach. As an alternative, we feel a high-end luxury project is a much better fit for the community, said Keith Gelder, vice president of land development. Part of our application includes a request to vacate the public right of ways to decrease the amount of maintenance and operation amendments to the county and to allow us to execute enhancements like sidewalks, landscaping and things that give public benefits to the project.Stock Development anticipates that once it receives approval for the zoning amendment, One Naples will be built in phases with pre-sales starting in 2019. For more information about the scope of the project and projected impacts on the community, visit www. onenaplesliving.com or send an email to email@example.com. This rendering by Stock Development shows teh proposed One Naples project on the northeast corner of Vanderbilt Drive and Gulfshore Boulevard North. The U-shaped building on the other side of the drive is The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. A rendering of One Naples looking south toward The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. A rendering of One Naples from an aerial perspective. Frequently asked questionsHere are some of the questions Stock Development addresses at the One Naples website, www. onenaplesliving.com: Q: How tall are surrounding buildings? A: The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort is 13 stories. Trieste at Bay Colony is 19 stories over one story of parking. The Remington at Bay Colony is 21 stories over one story of parking. One Naples will be 18 stories over three stories of parking. Q: Will public parking be provided? A: Yes. The project includes public parking spaces on Vanderbilt Beach Road and Gulf Shore Drive. Q: How long will it take to build the project? A: The condo tower is expected to take approximately 24 months to build, mid-rise buildings 16 months and the low-rise buildings 12 months. Q: Will the marina be public? A: The marina will continue to offer fueling facilities and a small marina store accessible to the public. The slips will be private with the exception of transient docking for use of the marina. Q: Is there currently enough capacity of Vanderbilt Beach Road? A: Yes. Part of Collier Countys annual transportation review includes an analysis of available capacity. Based on the Collier County Transportations Annual Update & Inventory Report, there are currently 298 PM peak hour trips available. Based on the projects current density and schedule of uses, the project is projected to generate 140 PM peak hour trips. Q: Will Vanderbilt Beach Road be expanded? A: Collier County currently has no plans to expand Vanderbilt Beach Road from U.S. 41 to Gulf Shore Drive. Q: Will the roads continue to be public? A: In connection with the developers application, Southbay Drive, Gulfshore Court and a portion of Center Street are proposed to be vacated and revert to private ownership and maintenance. Q: Will any part of the building be public? A: The new Southbay Realty, coffee shop, deli and proposed restaurant will be open to the public. Q: Whats next? A: One Naples will continue to update its website as more information becomes available.
A12 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY PROFESSIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICES LOW PRICE GUARANTEE CUSTOM WINDOW TREATMENTS & FLOOR COVERINGS WORLDWIDE DELIVERY AVAILABLEFORT MYERS: 13170 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33907 Phone: (239) 415-2800 Store Hours: Mon Sat: 10am 6pm, Sun: Noon 5pm *Sale prices are marked o MSRP. RSI never sells at MSRP; our prices are always lower. Robb & Stucky is not responsible for typographical errors.See more products online at ROBBSTUCKY.COM M CLEARANCE STOREWIDESave up to 70% OFF* floor samples & discontinued items!MEMORIAL DAY SALE! 50% offSelect Already Reduced Bed Linen Ensembles!LINEN CLEARANCEPLUS, HALF OFF ALL MATTRESS SETS!Visit our Robb & Stucky showroom this weekend and SAVE 50% OFF MSRP all KINGSDOWN Mattress Sets.Queen sets start at $819. Save an Additional 20% off All Accessories! P P P P P L L L L L U U U S S S H H A A L F A GNL volunteers get it Done in a Day at the GardenAlmost 50 volunteers representing eight Greater Naples Leadership classes pitched in to dig holes and plant 66 trees, spread 25 bales of pine straw, trim and remove 10 golf carts worth of coin vines and feed the newly planted trees 500 gallons of water recently at Naples Botanical Garden as part of GNLS Done in a Day community service project for the year. GNL is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing proven leaders with the opportunity to learn firsthand about Collier Countys challenges and to encourage the use of their skills individually and collectively in addressing these needs and bettering the community. Now in its third decade, GNL participants enrich their lives through first-hand learning experiences, rewarding relationships with likeminded individuals and access to board and volunteer roles. For more information, call J.R. Philp at 300-7055, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.gnlwebsite.org. Jean Ackerman, Dina Sewell, David Drobis, Leon Kaplan, Susan Jones, Paul Jones, Paul Huber, Nick Rutigliano, Jack Keane, Bill Hobgood, Mina Merkel, Jeff Diermeier, John Lehmann and Dick Woodbridge David Drobis and Bill HobgoodCOURTESY PHOTOS
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All are trustees of the Naples Children & Education Foundation, the festivals founding organization. The theme for 2018 is All We Need is Love. Since its inception, the festival has raised more than $161 million for NCEF, which in turn has awarded grants to more than 45 nonprofit organizations that have impacted the lives of more than 200,000 local children. The Cards have always been committed to serving underprivileged populations in their communities. While living in Chattanooga, Mr. Card held leadership and board positions for the Urban League of Chattanooga, the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, the University of Chattanooga Foundation and The House of Refuge. Mrs. Card is a retired dentist and Mr. Card is chairman of Card-Monroe Corp., a manufacturer of custom-built tufting equipment for the carpet, rug and artificial turf industries. The McCurrys have attended 15 of the 17 NWWFs and have served as NCEF trustees since 2009. Mrs. McCurry, who worked in preschool education and administration, has served on the NCEF grant committee for five years, chairing it for the past two years. A former professional football player, Mr. McCurry has coached sports and worked in education, serving on the board of The Naples Players and tutoring at St. Ann School. In Iowa, the couple supports charities including Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center and Grinnell College Global Learning Program & Facilities. The Mezzalinguas have been NCEF trustees since 2015. Their involvement is part of a lifelong dedication to advancing educational opportunities and providing health services for those in need. Together, they are the major donors for two K-11 schools in St. Kitts, West Indies. Mr. Mezzalingua has been a trustee of multiple higher education institutions, including Syracuse University, St. Bonaventure University and Ave Maria University; Mrs. Mezzalingua taught in Syracuse, N.Y., public schools. She is president of the Saint Agatha Foundation, which supports women suffering from breast cancer by taking on the costs of surgery, medication and treatment not covered by insurance. Mr. Mezzalingua developed and managed a family business that manufactured coaxial cable connectors for the cable TV industry with plants around the world. He had previously formed Octagon-Scientific Inc., which developed one of the first convertors for cable TV use. Attendance at the Naples Winter Wine Festival is limited to 580 guests. Ticket packages start at $10,000 per couple. A $25,000 package includes reserved seating for a party of four at a vintner dinner and under the auction tent. For more information, call Barrett Farmer at 514-2239 or email barrett@ napleswinefestival.com. Dozens of nonprofits receive Community Foundation grants The Community Foundation of Collier County has distributed $1,604,894 in 314 grants made to nonprofit agencies in the third quarter of the foundations fiscal year (Jan. 1-March 31). More than $1.1 million, including $50,000 to New Horizons of Southwest Florida, $36,000 to Collier Harvest and $30,000 to Naples United Church of Christ, came from donor advised funds. Education and workforce grants $14,450 to Friends of Foster Children Forever; $11,000 to Fun Time Early Leaning Academy; $11,000 to Collier Child Care Resources; $11,000 to The Immokalee Foundation; and $12,415 to New Horizons of Southwest Florida. Human services grants $19,000 to The Salvation Army; $19,000 to St Matthews House; $15,000 to The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida; $4,000 to Guadalupe Social Services; and $3,000 to Grace Place for Children & Families. Remaining dollars were awarded for capacity building grants to: Audubon of the Western Everglades, Blind Sailing Unlimited, Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, Estuary Conservation Association Inc., First Things Foundation, Friends of Rookery Bay, Gargiulo Education Center, Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, League of Women Voters of Collier County Education Fund, Marco Island Historical Society, Naples Orchid Society Inc., Panira Healthcare Services, Project Help, Residential Options of Florida, Royal Palm Academy, Survive & Thrive, Temple Shalom of Naples, TheatreZone, United Arts Council of Collier County, YMCA of the Palms/Greater Naples YMCA and Young Audiences of SWFL. Total distributions included grants made to nonprofit agencies in Collier County and throughout the United States. We track the vital signs and know how pressing the needs are in terms of homelessness, hunger, health care, the arts, the environment and issues facing women and girls in Collier County, Eileen Connolly-Keesler, president and CEO of the foundation, said. These grants fuel programs that meet these local challenges and improve the quality of life in our community.
A14 WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Bringing New Life to Senior Living brookdale.com At Brookdale communities your dad will have options for healthy meals with great company, because both nutrition and social connections are important. Call (855) 518-6569 today to schedule your complimentary lunch and visit. We are available 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday. time to call (855) 518-6569BROOKDALE SENIOR LIVING and BRINGING NEW LIFE TO SENIOR LIVING are the registered trademarks of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. All rights reserved. 32506 NaplesWeekly Dad hasnt had a vegetable in 6 months Sweet, sweet revengeIt is legal in China to sell electric building shakers whose primary purpose apparently is to wreak aural havoc on apartment-dwellers unreasonably noisy neighbors. Models sell for the equivalent of $11 to $58 each with a long pole to rest on the floor, extending ceiling height to an electric motor braced against the shared ceiling or wall and whose only function is to produce a continuous, thumping beat. Shanghaiist.com found one avenger in Shaanxi province who, frustrated by his miscreant neighbor, turned on his shaker and then departed for the weekend. (It was unclear whether he faced legal or other repercussions.)Cant possibly be true Mats Jarlstrom is a folk hero in Oregon for his extensive research critical of the short yellow light timed to the states red-light cameras, having taken his campaign to TVs Minutes and been invited to a transportation engineers convention. In January, Oregons agency that regulates engineers imposed a $500 fine on Jarlstrom for practicing engineering without a state license. (The agency, in fact, wrote that simply using the phrase I am an engineer is illegal without a license, even though Jarlstrom has a degree in engineering and worked as an airplane camera mechanic.) He is suing to overturn the fine. Last year, surgeons at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, for only the second time in history, removed a tumor sitting on the peanut-sized heart of a fetus while the heart was still inside the mothers womb in essence successfully operating on two patients simultaneously. The Uruguayan mother said her initial reaction upon referral to CHOPs surgeons was to start laughing, like what, they do that? (The babys December birth revealed that the tumor had grown back and had to be removed again, except this time, through ordinary heart surgery.) The word Isis arrived in Western dialogue only after the 2003 invasion of Iraq, as an acronym for the Islamic State, and the Swahili word Harambe was known to almost no one until May 2016 when the gorilla Harambe (named via a local contest) was put down by a Cincinnati zoo worker after it had dragged an adventurous 3-year-old boy away. In April, a Twitter user and the website Daily Dot happened upon a 19-year-old California restaurant hostess named Isis Harambe Spjut and verified with state offices that a drivers license (likely backed by a birth certificate) had been issued to her. (Spjut is a Scandinavian name.)News you can useEarn $17,500 for two months work doing nothing at all! Frances space medicine facility near Toulouse is offering 24 openings, paying 16,000 euros each, for people simply to lie in bed continuously for two weeks so it can study the effects of virtual weightlessness. The institute is serious about merely lying there: All bodily functions must be accomplished while keeping at least one shoulder on the bed.Government in actionSidewalk Wars: (1) Thirty-four residents of State Street in Brooklyn pay a tax of more than $1,000 a year for the privilege of sitting on their front stoops (a pastime which, to the rest of New York City, seems an inalienable right). The property developer had made a side deal with the city to allow the tax in exchange for approving an architectural adjustment.) (2) The town of Conegliano, Italy, collects local taxes on sidewalk shadows that it applies to cafes or businesses with awnings, but also to stores with a single overhanging sign that very slightly blocks sun. Shop owners told reporters the tax felt like Mafia protection money.Finer points of the lawOh, come on! implored an exasperated Chief Justice Roberts in April when the Justice Department lawyer explained at oral argument that, indeed, a naturalized citizen could have his citizenship retroactively canceled just for breaking a single law, however minor even if there was never an arrest for it. Appearing incredulous, Judge Roberts hypothesized that if I drove 60 miles an hour in a 55-mile-an-hour zone, but was not caught and then became a naturalized citizen, years later the government can knock on my door and say, Guess what? Youre not an American citizen after all? The government lawyer stood firm. (The Supreme Court decision on the laws constitutionality is expected in June.)Wait, what? Emily Piper and her husband went to court in January in Spokane, Wash., to file for a formal restraining order against a boy who is in kindergarten. Piper said the tyke had been relentlessly hassling their daughter (trying to kiss her) and that Balboa Elementary School officials seem unable to stop him. A private plane crashed on take off 150 feet from the runway at Williston Municipal Airport on April 15, killing all four on board, but despite more than a dozen planes having flown out of the same airport later that day, no one noticed the crash site until it caught the eye of a pilot the next afternoon. Least-competent criminalsDidnt think it through: (1) Edwin Charge Jr., 20, and two accomplices allegedly attempted a theft at a Hood River, Ore., business on April 23, but fled as police arrived. The accomplices were apprehended, but Charge took off across Interstate 84 on foot, outrunning police until he fell off a cliff to his death. (2) Police said Tara Cranmer, 34, tried to elude them in a stolen truck on tiny Ocracoke Island, N.C., on April 22. Since it is an island, the road ends, and she was captured on the dunes after abandoning the truck. NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDistributed by Universal Press Syndicate
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 A15 Moorings Parks Care 360 concierge healthcare program is now available to the publicMoorings Park is a nationally accredited, non-prot, Medicare certied community and the only A+ S&P and Fitch rated continuing care retirement community in the country.120 Moorings Park Drive, Naples, Florida 34105 239.643.9111 I www.MooringsPark.org Together with the NCH Healthcare System, Moorings Park brings you its new Care 360 concierge healthcare program. A total, integrated approach to healthcare. Enjoy these benets and more: 24/7 Physician Availability Procedure & Test Follow-Up Coordination of Care & Annual Physicals Access to Mayo Clinic Specialists Preferred Access to The Chateau 360 DEGREES OF INTEGRATED HEALTHCARE Call us today to schedule a private 360 tour. 5450 TAMIAMI TRAIL N. NAPLES 239.594.1555ACROSS FROM WATERSIDE SHOPS ONE BLOCK NORTH OF PINE RIDGE ON U.S.41LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED! CELEBRATING OUR 15TH YEAR! Unique One of A Kind Finds and Name Brands You Know, All At Unbelievable Everyday Low Warehouse Prices! NO ONE SELLS FOR LESS... Terracina Grand hosts Salute to Armed ForcesTerracina Grand invites military veterans and their families to a Salute to Armed Forces Day ceremony from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 20, at the retirement community at Villa at Terracina Grand, 6855 Davis Blvd. Honored guests will include Maj. Gen. James Dozier, Gold Star Mother Polly Crews and WWII Army Air Corps veteran POW Harold Leavitt. All are welcome, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Call Julie Badour, life enrichment director at Villa at Terracina Grand, at 354-8000 to make a reservation or for more information. Planned Parenthood plans Myth-Busting MixerPlanned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida and its Professional Action Network invite the public to a Myth-Busting Mixer, the first event sponsored by PAN, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, in Bonita Springs. Attendees will hear about 10 topics associated with reproductive justice, including intersectional feminism, misconceptions about Planned Parenthood, sexual health education, sexual orientation and gender identity. The Planned Parenthood PAN is a network of young professionals who advocate for reproductive justice in the community. Volunteer members educate their peers on Planned Parenthood and reproductive justice through social networking and by hosting both educational and activist events. Volunteers are always welcome. For more information, email email@example.com. RSVPs for the Myth-Busting Mixer are required by 5 p.m. Monday, May 22, and can be made by emailing veronica. firstname.lastname@example.org, at which time an exact location will be provided. Attendance is free, but space is limited. Gold Star Mother Polly Crews and William Carl, president of the Collier County Veterans Council. DOZIER
A16 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYMoving critically ill children from one hospital to another requires great precision. So the staff at the new Golisano Childrens Hospital had practice runs before all the patients and staff were moved on May 10. Beds, isolettes and wheelchairs were rolled from the former pediatric space in HealthPark Medical Center next door, transporting patients to the new hospital. The 300,000-square-foot, 128-bed hospital is the only acute care childrens hospital between Tampa and Miami. More than 500 specially trained pediatric nurses, respiratory therapists and other support staff provides care for children as young as premature infants to adolescents. The first patient coming through on the first floor. Preemies being moved into the Neonatal Intensive Care on the third floor. Large murals depicting Sanibel Island scenes were refurbished and moved from HealthPark Intensive Care on the third floor. Dr. Emad Salman, the regional medical officer.Lee Health CEO Jim Nathan. Moving dayPHOTOS BY VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY The Ambassador Desk on the fifth floor: Behind the desk from left: Ginger DeMarchi, Jen Fox and John Butcher. Around the desk from left: Linda Brown-Lenz, Karen Mueller, Julie Kirkpatrick and Judy Farley. Former Board member Linda Brown Lenz is now a volunteer. Food service workers Alex Camacho and David Paulk (wearing a Captain America mask). Moving Day activities are monitored in the command center.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 NEWS A17Bike rides followed by presentationsThe Collier County Sheriffs Office and Naples Velo host the second annual Donut Ride in celebration of Bicycle Safety Month on Saturday morning, May 20. Cyclists of all skill levels are invited to join one of several group rides as well as to sit in on a bicycle safety presentation by CCSO representatives and to take part in a bicycle maintenance clinic offered by Naples Cyclery. Rides start and presentations take place at Fit & Fuel Caf, 819 Vanderbilt Beach Road in North Naples. Free doughnuts and cycling safety T-shirts will be available. Heres the schedule: 7 a.m. Regular Velo Fort Myers ride, 40 miles at an unlimited pace; alternate ride at a 23-24 mph pace. 8 a.m. 30-mile ride to Coconut Road and back, 18-19 mph pace. 9 a.m. 10-mile ride in Pelican Bay, 14-15 mph pace. 10 a.m. Bike safety presentation. 10:30 a.m. Bicycle maintenance clinic. Naples Velo, a member of the League of American Bicyclists and the Florida Bicycle Association, is a nonprofit organization that promotes cycling at all skill levels and is dedicated to improving cycling safety and awareness in Southwest Florida. Watch out for CCSO traffic deputiesHeres where Collier County Sheriffs Office deputies will be on traffic detail the week of May 22-26: Monday, May 22 Goodlette-Frank Road and Pelican Marsh Boulevard: Speeding Pine Ridge Road and Napa Boulevard: Aggressive driving Immokalee and Oil Well roads: Speeding Tuesday, May 23 Airport-Pulling Road and Estuary Drive: Aggressive driving Collier and Cedar Hammock boulevards: Speeding Livingston Road and Marsala Way: Speeding Wednesday, May 24 Thomasson Drive at Avalon Elementary School: Aggressive driving Collier Boulevard and Lely Cultural Parkway: Speeding Estey Avenue and Airport-Pulling Road: Red-light running Thursday, May 25 Sunshine Boulevard and 20th Place SW: Aggressive driving Radio Road and San Marcos Boulevard: Aggressive driving U.S. 41 East and Lely Resort Boulevard: Speeding Friday, May 26 Goodlette-Frank Road and Pompei Lane: Speeding Immokalee Road and Logan Boulevard: Aggressive driving Pine Ridge Road at I-75 southbound exit: Speeding BEHIND THE WHEELKia Niro is the latest all-in-one hybrid gadgetThe new Kia Niro feels like a vehicle that was built for the bonus generation. Its for those people who got their best gadgets in the pre-internet era from latenight TV infomercials that screamed, But wait! Theres more After all, this is the compact crossover thats for a more mature crowd than Kias Soul, and if you act now theyll throw in the hybrid drivetrain for free! Compact crossovers are one of the big expansion markets right now, and having one that is strictly gas-electric might be an interesting way to stand out in the expanding marketplace. But the Niro doesnt need hybrid power to be distinctive. This one spent real time in the styling department, likely because it was a tough birth. A good hybrid should be low to the ground for better aerodynamics, but crossovers try to add ride height. Plus, the blocky elements that stylists use to make this segment look tough usually add to the wind resistance. Thus, this vehicle was probably a constant battle between design and engineering. The compromise seems to be a thoughtful design with deep ridges in the hood to create the effect of more fender flair, a line of black cladding all the way around the car for the appearance of extra height, and swoopy silver accents on the bumpers like a beast showing its teeth. It all makes for an attractive package that looks sporty from most angles. The only exception is the head-on view where the large crossover grille makes the lights a little smallish and awkward. In total, the design accomplishes exactly what Kia wanted a wagon-like vehicle that doesnt instantly get mistaken for one. No matter if people view this as a wagon or a crossover, the versatile design is felt on the inside. The Niro shares a platform with the Hyundai Ioniq, and they even have the same wheelbase. Despite Hyundais hybrid hatchback being a few inches longer, the Kia is a few inches taller, and it sustains the extra height over the whole cargo area. It makes the Niro feel a bit more airy, spacious and versatile, just like a good crossover or wagon should. The Niro comes nicely furnished even at the base level. Standard equipment includes a keyless entry, power windows, drivers knee airbag, Bluetooth and a touchscreen infotainment system with backup camera. Also, because a key to a hybrids fuel economy is minimizing the amount of work a motor has to do, the Niro even has dual zone automatic climate control. That might seem like an odd economy feature, but it allows for a Driver Only setting so the vehicle can efficiently keep a smaller portion of the cabin comfortable. In fact, conservation is at the heart of the Niro. It has a 1.6-liter gas engine working with an AC electric motor for a combined output of 139 horsepower. Its not likely to win the stoplight grand prix. Instead, its victory is at the gas pump with an EPA combined rating of 40 to 49 mpg depending on trim level. Thats measurably better than the Toyota Prius V, but it still falls short of its Ioniq cousin thats part of the crossover aerodynamic sacrifice. And just like the Hyundai hatchback, the Niro feels like a regular vehicle on the road. The extreme dieting and low rolling resistance tires that are needed to help with fuel economy dont result in featherweight that can be blown by the wind. Thats the true key to making sure the efficiency of a hybrid feels like a bonus instead of a sacrifice. The Kia Niros base price is $23,785, and that makes it exceptionally appealing. Not only is it lighter, more powerful and more efficient that the Toyota Prius V, it starts out at about $4,000 less. There are plenty of option packages available that will bring its cost up to its competition. But thats not really needed with this one. The Niro is that all-in-one gadget that is versatile, efficient and just a bit different. And its all available for a buy-it-now low, low price for those smart enough to option it correctly. Doesnt that sound like your favorite infomercial? mylesKORNBLATTmk@autominded.com
A18 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 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. All welcome at Shabbat serviceThe Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Collier County and Naples Jewish Congregation invite the public to an interfaith Shabbat service at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 26, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6340 Napa Woods Way in Naples. Rabbi Sylvin Wolf of Naples Jewish Congregation and Rev. Irvin Stallworth of Unity Faith Missionary Baptist Church will officiate. A choir composed of members of several churches of the Spiritual Aims Group and Naples Jewish Congregation will lead the congregation in song. A joyous Oneg Shabbat will follow the service. All are welcome. Need help finding help?Volunteers at the Collier Resource Center know the community well and can help clients navigate the maze of health and human service resources available to meet various financial, physical or mental needs. CRC counselors can identify child-care options and home care services for the elderly or disabled, find training opportunities to enhance job skills and make connections with support groups of all kinds. CRC welcomes new volunteers for duties ranging from welcoming and registering clients to translating/interpreting for clients and taking the CRC message out to the community. For more information about becoming involved or becoming a client, call 4342030 or visit www.collierresourcecenter. org. Investing in Immokalee students pays dividends SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYInvestments made in The Immokalee Foundations students and programs have ways of paying dividends throughout the Southwest Florida community. Leessett Perez, an Immokalee High School student who was born in Lehigh Acres and grew up in Immokalee, spent her childhood going back and forth to North Carolina with her parents, who are migrant workers. Her potential was recognized early on when she became involved in TIF programs. Through her mentor with the foundation, Leessett learned a little bit about finance and thought it might be a good career path but she wasnt particularly interested in accounting. I knew I wanted to work with stocks and investments, she said. Through the adults she met because of TIF, she said, I started making connections. One of the skills students learn in TIF programs is the value of networking. Doing so led Leessett to an opportunity to spend an afternoon shadowing executives at BMO Private Bank in Naples. That afternoon gave BMO Vice President and Market Manager Amy Hale a chance to see Leessett in action and to recognize her potential. I had her sit down with a number of our wealth management team members. She made a real impression on us, Ms. Hale said, adding she was amazed by Leessetts professionalism and tenacity. As an early admission college student, Leessett is spending her entire senior year of high school taking courses at Florida SouthWestern State College. Shes going to graduate from high school with a year of college under her belt, Ms. Hale said. She doesnt think of herself as any different than anyone else, but she is really special. Leessett shared with Ms. Hale how important TIF has been to her and other Immokalee students. Before being involved with the foundation, you dont really have an idea of what college you want to attend or what you want to study. They take you on tours and to workshops, like for jobs. So it opens up your eyes to a lot of possibilities. Ms. Hale decided that what Leessett had to say about her experiences with the foundation should have a bigger audience. A few weeks later, at Ms. Hales invitation, Leessett spoke to a gathering of 65 women at a Women & Wealth seminar Ms. Hale hosted at Quail Creek Country Club about TIF and how its programs were helping to steer her toward an exciting career. Ms. Hale started the Women & Wealth program five years ago with a colleague in another state as a way to increase womens financial literacy. Its now a national program. The women gathered in Naples that day in mid-March learned about more than money management they also learned how a student who begins with very few resources can seize opportunities and achieve goals if she is shown the way by caring adults. Ms. Hale came away with an understanding of The Immokalee Foundations ripple effect. I look at it from a wealth management perspective, she said. The Immokalee Foundation is not only changing the lives of the students but also changing the legacy of their families.BMO Private Bank additionally supports giving back to the community by providing paid time off for its employees to volunteer. Associate Portfolio Manager Debbie Divita has been mentoring a TIF student one afternoon a week for the past year.I am grateful for the opportunity to make a difference, Ms. Divita said. Even more so, mentoring has provided such a positive outcome in the students education and confidence. The Immokalee Foundation provides a range of programs that focus on building pathways to success through college and post-secondary preparation and support, mentoring and tutoring, opportunities for broadening experiences and life skills development leading to economic independence. To learn more, including how to volunteer or become a mentor, call 430-9122 or visit www.immokaleefoundation.org. COURTESY PHOTOAmy Hale of BMO Private Bank in Naples and Immokalee High School student Leessett Perez
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One CE is available for psychologists and mental health and social workers. Admission is free, but reservations are appreciated. To sign up or for more information, call Brian Follweiler at the Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida at 261-5405 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Southwest Florida chapter of the Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association invites area health-care professionals and students along with those in civic and faith-based organizations to a program about soul injury from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 20, at Keiser University in Fort Myers.Soul injury is defined as a spectrum of penetrating wounds caused by unmourned loss and unforgiven guilt/ shame that causes one to become separated from his sense of self. As a hospice worker with the Veterans Administration for 30 years, presenter Deborah Grassman cared for more than 10,000 dying veterans. Today she is the CEO of Opus Peace. Her two-hour program, presented via webcast, will be followed by a one-hour presentation by local hospice workers Louise Kenny and John King.Three CEs are available for nurses, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists and mental health counselors. Two CEs are available for nursing home administrators and psychologists.For registration or more information, email email@example.com or visit www.swflhpna.nursingnetwork.com. Hodges University hosts information sessions for those who are interested in a career as a physical therapist assistant from 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, and Thursday, June 22, at 2647 Professional Way, Naples. Each session will provide an overview of what a career as a physical therapist assistant entails and the requirements for applying to the program within the Hodges U. School of Allied Health. For more information, call program director Cynthia Vaccarino at 938-7718 or visit www.hodgesedu/soah/. Good genes are nice, but joy is betterHarvard study proves embracing community helps us live longer, be happier Editors note: This is the second in an occasional series on how Harvard University researchers are tackling the problematic issues of aging.BY LIZ MINEOHarvard Staff WriterWhen scientists began tracking the health of 268 Harvard sophomores in 1938 during the Great Depression, they hoped the longitudinal study would reveal clues to leading healthy and happy lives. They got more than they wanted. After following the surviving Crimson men for nearly 80 years as part of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the worlds longest studies of adult life, researchers have collected a cornucopia of data on their physical and mental health. Of the original Harvard cohort recruited as part of the study, only 19 are still alive, all in their mid-90s. Among the original recruits were eventual President John F. Kennedy and longtime Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee. (Women werent in the original study because the college was still all male.) In addition, scientists eventually expanded their research to include the mens offspring, who now number 1,300 and are in their 50s and 60s, to find out how early-life experiences affect health and aging over time. Some participants went on to become successful businessmen, doctors, lawyers, while others ended up as schizophrenics or alcoholics, but not on inevitable tracks. During the intervening decades, the control groups have expanded. In the 1970s, 456 Boston inner-city residents were enlisted as part of the Glueck Study, and 40 of them are still alive. More than a decade ago, researchers began including wives in the two studies. Over the years, researchers have studied the participants health trajectories and their broader lives, including their triumphs and failures in careers and marSEE HARVARD, A21 Dr. Robert Waldinger and his wife, Jennifer Stone. Dr. Waldinger is the fourth director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, which has been ongoing since 1938.The surprising finding is that our relationships and how happy we are in our relationships has a powerful influence on our health. Dr. Robert Waldinger, professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical SchoolROSE LINCOLN / HARVARD STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 A21 riage, and the finding have produced startling lessons, and not only for the researchers. The surprising finding is that our relationships and how happy we are in our relationships has a powerful influence on our health, said study director Dr. Robert Waldinger, a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Taking care of your body is important, but tending to your relationships is a form of self-care too. That, I think, is the revelation. More than money or fame, close relationships are what keep people happy throughout their lives, the study revealed. Those ties protect people from lifes discontents, help to delay mental and physical decline and are better predictors of long and happy lives than social class, IQ or even genes. That finding proved true across the board among both the Harvard men and the inner-city participants. The long-term research has received funding from private foundations, but has been financed largely by grants from the National Institutes of Health, first through the National Institute of Mental Health and more recently through the National Institute on Aging. When we gathered together everything we knew about them about at age 50, it wasnt their middle-age cholesterol levels that predicted how they were going to grow old, Dr. Waldinger in a popular TED Talk (What Makes a Good Life? Lessons from the Longest Study on Happiness). It was how satisfied they were in their relationships. The people who were the most satisfied in their relationships at age 50 were the healthiest at age 80. In part of a recent study, researchers found that women who felt securely attached to their partners were less depressed and more happy in their relationships 2 years later, and also had better memory functions than those with frequent marital conflicts. Good relationships dont just protect our bodies; they protect our brains, Dr. Waldinger said in his TED Talk. And those good relationships, they dont have to be smooth all the time. Some of our octogenarian couples could bicker with each other day in and day out, but as long at they felt that they could really count on the other when the going got tough, those arguments didnt take a toll on their memories. Since aging starts at birth, people should start taking care of themselves at every stage of life, the researchers say. Aging is a continuous process, Dr.Waldinger said. You can see how people can start to differ in their health trajectory in their 30s, so that by taking good care of yourself early in life you can set yourself on a better course for aging. The best advice I can give is Take care of your body as though you were going to need it for 100 years, because you might. The Harvard study, like its remaining original subjects, has had a long life, spanning four directors, whose tenures reflected their medical interests and views of the time. Under the first director, Clark Heath, who stayed from 1938 until 1954, the study mirrored the eras dominant view of genetics and biological determinism. Early researchers believed that physical constitution, intellectual ability and personality traits determined adult development. They made detailed anthropometric measurements of skulls, brow bridges and moles, wrote in-depth notes on the functioning of major organs, examined brain activity through electroencephalograms and even analyzed the mens handwriting. Now, researchers draw mens blood for DNA testing and put them into MRI scanners to examine organs and tissues in their bodies, procedures that would have sounded like science fiction back in 1938. Psychiatrist George Vaillant joined the team as a researcher in 1966. In leading the study from 1972 until 2004, he emphasized the role of relationships and came to recognize the crucial role they played in people living long and pleasant lives. In a book titled Aging Well, Dr. Vaillant wrote that six factors predicted healthy aging for the Harvard men: physical activity, absence of alcohol abuse and smoking, having mature mechanisms to cope with lifes ups and downs and enjoying both a healthy weight and a stable marriage. When the study began, nobody cared about empathy or attachment, Dr. Vaillant wrote. But the key to healthy aging is relationships, relationships, relationships. The research also debunked the idea that peoples personalities set like plaster by age 30 and cannot be changed. Those who were clearly train wrecks when they were in their 20s or 25s turned out to be wonderful octogenarians, he said. On the other hand, alcoholism and major depression could take people who started life as stars and leave them at the end of their lives as train wrecks. Dr. Waldinger, the studys fourth director, has expanded research to the wives and children of the original men. That is the second-generation study, and he hopes to expand it into the third and fourth generations. It will probably never be replicated, he said of the lengthy research, adding that there is yet more to learn. Were trying to see how people manage stress, whether their bodies are in a sort of chronic fight or flight mode, he said. We want to find out how it is that a difficult childhood reaches across decades to break down the body in middle age and later. Asked what lessons he has learned from the study, Dr. Waldinger, who is a Zen priest, said he practices meditation daily and invests time and energy in his relationships, more than before. Its easy to get isolated, to get caught up in work and not remembering, Oh, I havent seen these friends in a long time, he said. So I try to pay more attention to my relationships than I used to. HARVARDFrom page 20
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Now we are facing a long-haul flight of 10 hours for an upcoming trip to France. Even for intrepid dogs like Harper, flying can be stressful, so Im planning ahead to make sure everything goes as smoothly and comfortably as possible. These tips may help you, too, if youll be flying with your dog or cat this summer. I started by asking my Pet Connection veterinary partner Dr. Marty Becker, founder of the Fear Free initiative, what advice he has for people flying with pets in the cabin, especially if its for the first time. He says making sure a pet is comfortable being in a carrier is job one. Your dogs crate or carrier should be her happy place. If its not already, start by leaving it out in a conspicuous area in your home. Let your dog investigate it at her own pace. Encourage exploration by tossing a favorite toy or treats inside for her to find. Any time you see your dog inside the carrier, praise her and hand out a couple more treats. Feed meals inside the carrier to create an even stronger positive association. You can also use pheromone products to help your dog feel at ease inside the carrier, both at home and during the flight. Pheromone sprays and wipes contain a substance that mimics the calming pheromones that mother dogs produce after giving birth, Dr. Becker says. Its a chemical communication processed by the vomeronasal organ rather than the olfactory pathway. Your dog may recognize it and associate it with a feeling of security. What should you look for in a carrier? An important consideration is that it must fit beneath the seat in front of you with your dog inside it. If possible, take it to the airport well before your trip and make sure it fits in the luggage sizers located near the check-in area. Harpers carrier (borrowed from a friend) has wheels and rolls in a stable fashion. Previous wheeled carriers frequently fell over, so test drive it before you get to the airport. This is good practice for your dog to become comfortable in a moving carrier. We also like this carrier because it zips open at the ends and at the top. Harper can easily walk into it or be lifted out of it. Accessories were packing in a carryon bag are a collapsible silicone dog bowl for dinner and breakfast and a water bottle with a bowl that sits on top. Squeeze it and water fills the bowl; release the pressure and the water drains back into the bottle. Wait to fill it with bottled water until you go through security. Some dogs who suffer from motion sickness may do best flying on an empty stomach. Check with your veterinarian regarding whether this is a good idea, especially if you have a lengthy flight. Kari Puzzullos dog Prudence, who recently experienced her first two flights, prefers to have a little food in her stomach. On our flight, she started feeling a little sick on takeoff, but we just gave her a little food and she was fine, Puzzullo says. Should you give your dog a tranquilizer or sedative? Its not a good idea. Drugs can have different effects at altitude, Dr. Becker says. Sedatives and tranquilizers can affect equilibrium and blood pressure, especially in snubnosed dogs. Ask your veterinarian about other products that can help your dog stay calm without those side effects. Bon voyage! Pets of the Week>> Cleveland is a friendly 1-year-old beagle mix who gets along well with his shelter roommates. His adoption fee is $75. >> Cupcake is an affectionate 11-monthold domestic shorthair mix who love to cuddle. Her adoption fee is $55. >> Sassy is a lazy but loving 6-year-old domestic shorthair who only wants to nd her forever home. Her adoption fee is $55. >> Yoshie is a playful 1-year-old black mouth cur mix who walks well on a leash and can hardly wait to meet her forever family. Her adoption fee is $75.To adopt or foster a petDogs and cats adopted from Humane Society Naples come with vaccinations, sterilization surgery, ID microchip and 30 days of health insurance. Visit the animals ready for adoption at the main shelter at 370 AirportPulling Road N. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday), or at the satellite adoption center at Coastland Center during mall hours. Call 643-1555 or visit www.HSNaples.org for more information. Harpers suitcase contains a couple of bags of food, a soft crate, a blanket and other items to help her feel at home wherever she goes.
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I have friends who are traveling champs, and while Im envious of their fortitude and I love seeing photos of their adventures on Facebook, I cant think of anywhere more pleasant than my very own bed. My photographer friend Mila is constantly going on jaunts and by jaunts, I mean flying to places like Taiwan for lunch. Her dad was in the airline industry, so they get great deals on plane tickets that allow Mila to feed her wanderlust regularly. She doesnt mind being on an airplane for 22 hours or sleeping in an airport if a flight is delayed, as long as it means that she gets to experience a magical place or culture. My friend Valerie is the same way. Her latest adventure was Sri Lanka. Paying $3 a day to sleep in whats basically a hammock is, to Valerie, like having a suite at The Ritz-Carlton. I love that I have friends who want to experience everything they can around this big, beautiful world. As we all know, we only go around once and it can be a short ride. I have another adventurous friend who has a plaque near her front door that reads: Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. And just under that, she has a framed quote: Once a year, go someplace youve never been before. When I was in my 20s, I was besieged with wanderlust, but as a young single mom, I was also besieged with responsibility and a very empty wallet. When you grow up in a place even a place as pretty as Southwest Florida you dream of becoming an adult, getting out and seeing the world; or at least I did. I dreamed of backpacking across Europe, hitchhiking to New York City, getting a job as a waitress in Amsterdam. I was fearless. But it never happened. And now that I have the time and the means to travel, Ive lost the fearlessness, and the wanderlust has fizzled. Anxieties about flying, claustrophobia, getting lost or consuming bad drinking water hang like dark clouds over my dusty, unused luggage. So (deep breath), as I write this, Im experiencing about 36 hours at home between an amazing cultural and culinary tour of Havana, Cuba, before a weeklong trip to a remote cabin in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Fear loses and wanderlust wins. To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, to gain all while you give, to roam the roads of lands remote, to travel is to live. Hans Christian Anderson Its time to live. stephanieDAVIS firstname.lastname@example.org
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B4 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY I trace my roots back to the 1865 founding of Badische Anilinund Sodafabrik in Germany. I started out recycling, producing dyes from coal tar for the growing textile industry. I soon hired a company doctor and offered employees housing. In 1875, I self-funded a health insurance plan for workers. Today Im a chemical giant, employing about 114,000 people, including more than 17,000 in North America. My offerings include herbicides, brake fluids, glues, plasticizers, detergents, foams, and raw materials for paints, medicines and more. New areas of interest include wind energy, water solutions and batteries. Who am I?Think you know the answer? Well announce it in next weeks edition. THE MOTLEY FOOLTo Educate, Amuse & Enrich Ask the Fool Fools School My Dumbest Investment The Motley Fool Take Name That Company Last weeks trivia answer Write to Us! Send questions for Ask the Fool, Dumbest (or Smartest) Investments (up to 100 words), and your Trivia entries to Fool@fool.com or via regular mail c/o Florida Weekly, attn: The Motley Fool. Sorry, we cant provide individual financial advice. Expect VolatilityOne of the most important things to understand about the stock market is that it can be volatile, especially over short periods. On June 24, 2016, for example, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (the Dow) dropped about 538 points, or 3 percent, after Britain voted to exit the European Union. (Its important to consider such moves in terms of percentages. A 100-point surge might seem like a lot, but that would be just 0.5 percent today.) Big moves in the market can startle us and sometimes lead us to make mistakes. Keeping the following points in mind can help: First, know that the Dow is an average representing only 30 companies out of many thousands on the American markets. For a better measure of our stock market, look at the S&P 500 (with 500 of Americas biggest companies, representing about 80 percent of the overall markets value) or the Wilshire 5000, which represents the total stock market and encompasses thousands of U.S. companies. A falling market isnt necessarily bad. It can present great opportunities, with many great companies stocks suddenly on sale. If youre 20 years away from retirement, for example, how much does it matter that your holdings fell 2 percent this week? What really matters is how theyre valued in 20 years or whenever you want to sell them. The prices at which you buy and sell are the only ones that give you an actual profit or loss. As super-investor Warren Buffett has explained, if youre going to be buying more shares of stocks in the coming years, you should be happy to see falling prices. Money you expect to need in the next five (or even 10) years, though, might be better parked in savings accounts, money market accounts or CDs. Successful investors need to avoid giving in to fear or greed when the market moves sharply. Expect healthy stocks to fall sometimes, and to recover eventually. The stock market may be volatile, but over long periods, it has always risen. Insignificant LossesIm not ashamed to admit that my dumbest investments were when I got into penny stocks. I subscribed to a newsletter that offered advice on penny stocks for quick wins. I spent a whopping $85 on Valentine Beauty. Today I cant even unload it because nobody wants to buy it. Ha. Around the same time, I was working for a small company, and a co-worker said he had a hot tip: Creative Edge Nutrition. It was going to make a fortune in the marijuana business. The stock hardly moved from what I bought at. I sank $300 into that one. I still have these oopsies in my portfolio as a reminder not to believe anyone about anything, to do due diligence before making a move and that penny stocks are very risky. Im lucky that my losses were insignificant as I gently eased into the pool of investing. Four years later, I feel much better about playing the game of stocks. D.B., St. Clair Shores, MichiganThe Fool Responds: Even though a particular industry might seem like its poised to grow briskly, not every company in it will succeed. For best results, look for companies that have track records of growing revenue and profits. And try not to think of the stock market as a game to play. Remember that your hard-earned dollars are at stake. You can grow wealth without unnecessary risk. Electric PotentialWhirlpool (NYSE: WHR), the largest appliance manufacturer in the world, is trading at an appealing price for longterm investors. After years of growth, the company has experienced a few hiccups that have caused skeptics to flee its stock, dropping the price. Whirlpool has had to deal with weakness in Europe, partly due to Britains looming exit from the E.U., along with adverse currency fluctuations. While these factors have tempered growth for its appliances business, theyre likely to be just temporary speed bumps for Whirlpool. With North America accounting for about half of total revenues, Whirlpools long-term strategy to infiltrate fastergrowing emerging markets in Asia, Africa and the Middle East is unaffected by currency fluctuations and the growth hiccup caused by Brexit. Investors should care most about how the company is performing from an operating perspective, and on that count, its doing well. Revenue in its latest quarter grew by nearly 4 percent over year-earlier levels, while earnings per share growth approached 5 percent. Importantly, revenue from Latin America and Asia grew by double digits. Whirlpools dividend grew by 10 percent this year, yielding 2.4 percent. With its strong and diverse brands such as Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana and Hotpoint and a forward-looking price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio recently near 12, Whirlpool should appeal to value investors. I was founded before the Civil War, in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1846. Im known for my pens now, but my first products were wooden pencils, elegantly encased in silver and gold. I created my first fountain pen in 1889 and debuted my first ballpoint pen in 1953. I now sell a Bluetooth-enabled pen that can help its owner find it, via an app. Many presidents have signed legislation with my pens. My offerings, which have included journals, timepieces, nonprescription reading glasses and business accessories, are sold in 89 countries. Theyve long been popular corporate gifts. Who am I? (Answer: A.T. Cross) Bigger Isnt (Necessarily) BetterQWhen investing, should I look for or favor companies with high earnings per share (EPS)? G.M., Fort Myers, FloridaAIn isolation, a companys EPS doesnt mean much except that, if its positive, the company has earnings rather than losses. Imagine that Excelsior Hair Growth (ticker: SPROUT) has total net income of $50 million this year. If it has 50 million shares of stock outstanding, then its EPS is $1. ($50 million divided by 50 million is $1.) If it issues more stock, though, and suddenly has 60 million shares outstanding, its EPS will be lower, at $0.83. ($50 million divided by 60 million is $0.83.)Now imagine two equally wonderful companies with identical net income. If one has half as many shares as the other, its EPS will be twice as big. That doesnt mean that its a better or worse company. Theres no perfect number of shares for a company to have, either. Some have millions, and some have billions.Its more important to check whether the EPS has been rising over time. Examine many other numbers, too, to get a fuller picture. After all, a companys earnings can be manipulated legally via various accounting maneuvers. ***QIm a small investor. How much should I invest when it costs me $7 per trade? T.C., Warren, OhioAAim to spend no more than 2 percent of your investment on commission costs. So if youre spending $7 on a trade, you should be investing at least $350. Some years ago, commissions could be $25 or much more. A $25 commission would require aiming for an investment of $1,250. Remember to diversify, too, spreading your money across a handful of stocks or opt for a broadmarket index fund. Want more information about stocks? Send us an email to email@example.com. ng re s y d a m 0 th s b c i a n p ai n New a win d e an d b att e T h in k We ll anno u ed ition. BUSINESS MEETINGS The Leadership Collier Foundation Alumni Association hosts Behind the Scenes, an afternoon with industry leaders who have developed business cultures built on customer service, from 3-6 p.m. Friday, May 19, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. Guest speakers are Ed Staros and Maribeth McElligott of The Ritz-Carlton Resorts and Nick Casalanguida, Collier County deputy manager. Attendees will get an exclusive behindthe-scenes tour of the resort to see how it achieves the service excellence culture. For reservations or more information, visit www.napleschamber.org. Public Relations Society of America-Gulf Coast Chapter members meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, at the Hilton Naples. Guest speaker Stephen Dupont, APR, vice president of public relations and branded content for Pocket Hercules in Minneapolis, Minn., will discuss how to Unleash the Power of Customer Conversations via social media pages, websites, email campaigns, newsletters, blogs and more. Cost is $27 for PRSA members, $35 for others and $20 for students. Reservations are required by May 19 and can be made at www.gulfcoastprsa.org. Orientation for new members of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 8-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, at chamber headquarters, 2390 Tamiami Trail N. Sign up by May 19 by emailing Bethany@ napleschamber.org. Young Professionals of Naples members and guests meet for networking and socializing from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at Cavo Lounge in Mercato. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org The Leadership Collier Foundation Alumni Associations Leadership Lunch series continues with a program about state and local economic development with a focus on the recent legislative session from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at the Professional Development Center, 615 Third Ave. S. Guest speakers will be Crystal Stiles, economic development director for Florida Power & Light; Kristi Bartlett, vice president of economic development for the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce; and Michael Dalby, president and CEO of the Naples chamber. $15 for dues-paying LCF alumni, $20 for non-dues paying LCF alumni, $25 for non-alumni. Registration is required by May 26 and can be completed at www.napleschamber.org/events. Members, family and guests of the East Naples Merchants Association are invited to the annual summer barbecue from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at East Naples Community Park, 3500 Thomasson Drive. Free pickleball lessons will be offered by Pickleball for All instructors from 5-6 p.m. Dinner by Two Guys Catering will be served at 6 p.m. Reservations are required for a free pickleball lesson and also for dinner ($15 per person). Sign up by emailing email@example.com. Business After 5 for members and guests of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at the Naples Daily News, 1100 Immokalee Road. Sign up at www.napleschamber.org/events. Email business meeting announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 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.comMs. Hueston began her professional life as an educator, spending 12 years as a teacher, principal and administrator in the Collier County school district. Her intrepid side shone through with her next career move, bec oming president of International Automated Energy Systems, a subsidiary of The Barron Collier Companies, for 13 years. I had always thought I would be in education, she said. I loved education. When this opportunity came up, Im a risk taker and I thought this would be good for me from a growth standpoint. Under her leadership, IAES grew from regional to national in stature and from a staff of four to 150 employees around the country. It was Ms. Huestons dissatisfaction with the recruiting firms she encountered during her time with IAES that led her to start CDI after IAES was sold. With my foundation in education and my experience in the private world as a CEO, and growing from a small R&D firm to a nationally recognized one, I felt I had the skill set to understand what companies would be looking for, she said. She entered the field with an appreciation for the importance of having a good staff. People make an organization, she said. There is nothing more important than the people you hire for an organization. Your people are your prime asset, and if you do not hire the right people, you will not be able to move your company forward. She also knows that having a healthy competitive spirit is vital to being a successful entrepreneur. That is what allows you to really reach out and be innovative as a leader and not be worried about failure, she said. You have to have that sliver of being a risk taker, or you wont think outside the box. If youre always worried about failure, youre not going to be a dynamic leader. She credits her upbringing with freeing her from the constraints of traditional male-female roles in Western society. I grew up in a home where perceptions were out the window, she said. As a female, you could do whatever you wanted to do. Just because you might wear a skirt instead of pants, that doesnt make a difference. It was a very supportive home. The self-described workaholic has also made time in her schedule to devote to community service. She has been chairman of the board for the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and the organizations Leadership Collier Foundation, and shes also a Leadership Collier graduate. She was a founder of Leadership Colliers Youth Leadership program, and as chairman of the chambers education committee she established a line of communication between the communitys business leaders and Collier County educators. She has received several awards for her community service, including the 2004 President of the Year award by the Presidents Forum of Southwest Florida and the 2014 Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year award, which recognized her for leading her Leadership Collier Alumni Foundation team to create the celebration for Leadership Colliers 25th anniversary.Most recently, she was named the 20162017 recipient of the Leadership Collier Foundation Alumni Associations Distinguished Alumni Award for her continued education and work toward community solutions in the public interest.I am reminded that leadership is about pulling together other leaders and emerging leaders for projects, committees, sponsorships, etc., resulting in an impact for our community. That is what I am most proud of. Interview with CJ HuestonBusiness words of wisdom: A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. Albert Einstein Favorite business book: Leadership Rules by Jo Owen. Two things you look for when hiring: (1) Cultural fit (2) Passion. HUESTONFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOCJ Hueston inherited her love of car racing from her father. BY ALAN REYNOLDSThree years ago, the Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance was in its infancy, nurtured by a small but powerful and determined group of community leaders. The founders of the effort understood the critical importance of an entity dedicated solely to marketing the region to economic development professionals both nationally and internationally. The alliance has since evolved considerably, and though we are still a young organization, we have made incredible progress. Our president, Eric Berglund, arrived in Southwest Florida from Denver only two short years ago. He has since held nearly 150 one-on-one meetings with interested parties; the alliance has represented the region at 35 expos and summits and has participated in numerous in-bound and out-of-market visits. One company has located here because of our efforts, and several others are in various stages of development. Our website, www.SWFLEDA.com, is now a destination website for professionals whose jobs include identifying competitive locations for company expansions, new headquarters, startups and relocations. It offers a wealth of information these site selectors rely upon to make recommendations, including data about available land for new construction, existing commercial and industrial space, workforce demographics and availability, target industries and business sectors and of course, ample information about the incredible quality of life we all enjoy here in Southwest Florida. The website alone hosted more than 20,000 visitor sessions during the past year, including 25,000 unique sessions. The most visited page on the site? Top 100 Employers. The page that held visitors interest the longest? The property locator. Engaging in an active social media effort has extended the reach of the alliance, as well: Last year saw more than 134,000 impressions a 320 percent increase over the prior year. The impacts are clear: More and more industry professionals are learning about Southwest Florida as a region through the Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance, and that visibility plants the seeds for the kind of healthy growth we need to diversify our economy and employ our workforce. Another area of significant evolution for the alliance: Our partnerships with local governments, economic development offices and business-focused organizations. These relationships are absolutely critical to the success of regional economic development efforts in Southwest Florida; while the alliance is often the face of the region, we work tirelessly to nurture relationships between industry professionals and the local representatives that might be a match for their business opportunities. With Floridas recent ranking as the No. 2 state for business in Chief Executive magazines 13th annual Best and Worst States for Business survey, now is an opportune time to expand support and increase the alliances current focus to present Southwest Florida as a desirable destination for business based on the overall assets and attributes of our diverse region. Think of it as a funnel, GUEST OPINIONEconomic development alliancelooks to the future of SWFLREYNOLDS where the interest from industry professionals and site selectors begins with an attraction to the overall region through the marketing efforts of the alliance. As the familiarization process continues, these prospects begin to narrow their interest to options within the region. The local partners, engaged throughout the process, respond with additional information, tours, interviews and site visits that are tailored to the prospects needs. The alliance is supported by a strong group of both public and private sector organizations whose visionary leadership is critical to our success today and in the future. We are grateful for their support and for the genuine dedication to the alliances mission. As we continue to evolve and our efforts strengthen, the alliance is focused on several goals: Expanding our outreach via industry events Hosting top site selectors for oneon-one visits to the region Targeting specific business sectors that match the industry clusters thriving in Southwest Florida Strengthening our communications to key stakeholders, including our investors and the public On behalf of the Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance, I invite you to join our efforts. Visit www. SWFLEDA.com to learn more. Alan Reynolds is chairman of the board for the Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance, which serves the five-county region of Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties.
Lee County, before regaining ground in February and March. (Figures were not available for April at press time. Statewide, Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday, 31.1 million people visited the state in the first three months of the year, a 2.5 percent jump over the same time last year. The factors for the numbrs in Southwest Florida are many, says Tamara Pigott, executive director of the Lee Visitor & Convention Bureau: unusually warm weather in the north this year combined with a rain-soaked January in 2016 that probably discouraged return visits this year; a down Canadian dollar; and international visitors who may perceive they are less welcome than in the past. But she is cautiously optimistic about the market coming fully back. If I have any hesitation about late summer and early fall (being relatively robust) its in our international market, she says primarily British and German visitors. We know that the (Trump administration) travel ban does not apply to our key markets, but the message it sends to some people is, less of a welcome to international guests. We know thats not what the ban said, but everything is interpretation. So Im a tiny bit anxious about how our international markets will perform. In the fiscal year to date with numbers through March, bed taxes in Lee County are down a total 2.8 percent below the 2016 figures, coming in at just under $21.31 million. And the passenger report from Southwest Florida International Airport tallied almost 1.27 million in March 2016, while dropping a bit to about 1.252 million in March this year. Technically we didnt see a drop in visitors staying in paid accommodations. But we did see a decline in hotel rates. In some cases, hotels had a decline in occupancy; in others, they had increases. But to entice visitors to come this year, hoteliers dropped their rates about 5 percent. So the 2.8 percent drop in total bed tax collection that was driven primarily by rate drop. In Collier, things were not necessarily rosier from the get-go this year, although they became that way eventually: total visitation was down 1.7 percent in January, notes Ns. Modys. One problem was that up north it was warm, on some days almost as warm as here. In a photo she shared with Florida Weekly, pedestrians outside the Port Authority on a January day in New York City strolled beneath an electronic billboard advertising Naples for both The joy of discovery (a seashell on a sunny, sugar-sand beach) and The perfect blend of paradise (a poured drink in a glittering bar). The current temperature that day in Naples was 73 degrees. Unfortunately for the marketers, the temperature in New York City that day, according to the billboard, was 53 degrees and the streets and sidewalks beneath it were clear of any cold or dirty white stuff. And then the cold, wet, snowy weather kicked in, and so did the marketing and the money. Our visitors are spending more this year: the total economic impact is up 3 percent for January to March, Ms. Modys says. Canadian visitors were up 12.7 percent and Floridians 9.6 percent in March alone. The American west coast started to come through, too. Visitation from our western market was up 11.3 percent in March and not just from the digital marketing campaign but also from public relations; Ms. Modys and her team have inspired journalists from Texas to California, not to mention overseas, who write about Naples, Collier County and the region. The same is true of Tamara Pigotts team in Lee, and Lorah Steiners team in Charlotte County Ms. Steiner is director of tourism development in Charlotte County. Sometimes people who live on the west coast of the U.S. have been to Mexico and Hawaii so many times, they want something new. And they discover our area and fall in love with it, Ms. Modys says. So far, RSW includes no non-stop routes to California, but there are manageable one-stop routes and the non-stops are probably coming, she surmises. Which will mean a jump in visitors and business. Good marketing plays a critical role in all of this, she insists. Between 40 and 50 percent of visitors (in the last year) were in Collier for the first time, so those new people are reacting to our message in the marketplace. Part of the marketing plan in summer and fall for Collier results from a growing awareness that it can offer an enviable appeal in facilities and accommodations to sports aficionados of all kinds, especially those in summer or fall tournament play, says Ed Caum, the new deputy director of tourism and sports. The tournaments were looking to bring in focus on the months that our hoteliers are slower in June, July, August and September and theres some bread and butter stuff year-around, he explains, describing summer action in baseball, soccer, lacrosse and water sports. Meanwhile, although Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties are sometimes in competition to lure visitors, they also work together and support each other. Case in point: a new three-county arrangement with Allegiant Airlines, which flies out of the Punta Gorda Airport to the northeastern and Midwestern U.S. This is one of the proactive things were doing, Ms. Pigott explains. Allegiant flies into Belleville, Ill., serving St. Louis, Indianapolis and Columbus. So this is a multi-county partnership. B6 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYCOURTESY PHOTOAn electronic billboard in New York City promoted Naples in January. But it wasnt too cold in the Big Apple that day 53 degrees and no snow.CAUM TOURISMFrom page 1 Between 40 and 50 percent of visitors (in the last year) were in Collier for the first time, so those new people are reacting to our message in the marketplace. If you do not have a message, you are going to lose market share. JoNell Modys, communications manager of the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors BureauFlorida consumer sentiment in April drops from record high UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDAConsumer sentiment among Floridians in April dropped 3.5 points to 95.7 from a record-high reading of 99.2 in March, according to the latest University of Florida consumer survey. Despite the ups and downs in the index during the first four months of 2017, consumers are overall more optimistic compared with those same months in 2016, however. Among the five components that make up the index, one increased and four decreased. 1. Perceptions of ones personal financial situation now compared with a year ago rose 2.2 points, from 88.7 to 90.9. This is the highest reading for this component since February 2005. 2. Opinions as to whether now is a good time to buy a major household item such as an appliance dropped 1.9 points, from 103.4 to 101.5. Taken together, these two components represent Floridians perceptions about current economic conditions. Despite the decrease in one of the two components that address present conditions, current perceptions have remained stable and reflect the favorable economic conditions that have prevailed in the state, said Hector Sandoval, director of the Economic Analysis Program at UFs Bureau of Economic and Business Research. The three components that measure expectations of future economic conditions all shifted downward between March and April. 3. Expectations of personal finances a year from now declined 2.3 points, from 107.5 to 105.2. 4. Anticipated U.S. economic conditions over the next year decreased 6.8 points, from 99.3 to 92.5. 5. Finally, expectations of U.S. economic conditions over the next five years showed the greatest decline, from 96.8 to 88.2, an 8.6 points change.Most of the pessimism in this months index figure comes from the unfavorable expectations about the future state of the economy. Notably, these perceptions are shared by all Floridians with the sole exception of those with an income level over $50,000, Mr. Sandoval said. Those with incomes of $50,000 and over display favorable perceptions in all five components of the index, he added. In particular, they have a very strong positive expectation about their personal financial situation one year from now. This might be a result of the proposed tax reform announced by the federal government, which is expected to slash the tax rates on corporations and high-income individuals.Economic data in Florida continue to be generally positive. Floridas labor market continued to expand in March. Over the last year, 246,100 jobs have been added in Florida, a 3 percent increase. The industry sector gaining most jobs was education and health services, followed by professional and business services. There were also increases in the trade, transportation and utilities sector, as well as the construction industry. A particular bright spot: Floridas unemployment rate in March dropped two-tenths of a percentage point to 4.8 percent, which is the lowest rate since December 2007, right at the beginning of the Great Recession. Conducted April 1-27, the UF study reflects the responses of 568 individuals who were reached on cell phones and who represent a demographic cross section of Florida. The index used by UF researchers is benchmarked to 1966, which means a value of 100 represents the same level of confidence for that year. The lowest index possible is a 2, the highest is 150. For more details, visit www.bebr.ufl. edu/csi-date.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 BUSINESS B7BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY Like us on Facebook.com/NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and business networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. Send us your society and business networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to cpierce@ oridaweekly.com. NETWORKINGLegal Aid Service of Collier Countys annual Barristers Bash 1. Craig Jontz, Hon. Lauren Brodie and David Morrison 2. Dawn Montecalvo, Meghan Gorman and Regina Day 3. Barbara Frank, Hon. James Shenko and Mark Slack 4. Gina Mojsl and Irlanda Ruiz 5. Edward Cheffy, John Cardillo and Richard Montecalvo 6. Kevin Bundy, Lori Bundy and Blake Kirkpatrick 7. Klinton Blair, Theresa Nackley, Jennifer Nackley, George Nackley and Savannah Blair 8. Hon. Janeice Martin and Tony Karrat 9. Reuben Doupe and Karen Moss 10. Elizabeth Wolfe and Salvatore Russo 11. Alejandra Pisacreta, Danielle Ahren and Michelle McLeod 12. Jennifer Lucas Ross, Celestine Oglesby and Yale Freeman 1 6 2 7 3 8 9 10 11 12 2 9 12 John Cardillo chose the evening to show off a new suit. 4 5
B8 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY l et an agent handle your insu ranc e, a nd re l ax k nowing t h ey h ave you covere d .Life is busy... Fort Myers: 239.433.4535 Naples: 239.261.0428 VICKI BAKER / FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOS Like us on Facebook.com/NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and business networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. Send us your society and business networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to cpierce@ oridaweekly.com. NETWORKINGCelebrating graduates of Leadership Collier and Gaining Associates In Naples 1. Donna Marcotte and Cindy Burnham 2. Sheryl Tatum and Sandy Cotter 3. Ellie McCay, Donald Sawin and Stephanie Glasco 4. Daniel Saenz and Michelle Dyer 5. Sean Bleyl and Melissa Hansen 1. Kamela Patton 2. Allison Durian, Shanna Short, Jennifer Trammell and Annemarie Zoller 3. CJ Hueston 4. Andres Paz and Brian Herrick 5. James Cunningham and Kyle Rambosk 6. Jason Phillips, Laura Simmelink and Steven KissingerThe Membership Directors Association of SWFL at The Colony 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6
VISIT WWW.DWANAPLES.COM FOR INFORMATION ON THESE AND OTHER MEDITERRA PROPERTIESDAVID WILLIAM AUSTON, PA MEDITERRA RESIDENT, GOLF MEMBER & REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTASSISTING IN OVER 100 CLOSED MEDITERRA TRANSACTIONS SINCE 2011 AMERIVEST REALTY | Of ce: 239.280.5433 Ravello at Mediterra10,746 SQ FT | $8,250,000 Positano at Mediterra4,233 SQ FT | $2,299,000 Calabria at Mediterra2,873 SQ FT | $599,000 Bellezza at Mediterra3,836 SQ FT | $2,095,000 NEW PRICE!Night of Honors shines spotlight on NABOR stars SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Naples Area Board of Realtors held its annual Night of Honors celebration in early April. The highest honor Realtor of the Year was presented to Mike Hughes. Mr. Hughes has served on more committees at the local, state and national level than can be counted. Notable positions include: former director of the National Association of Realtors, 2015 president of NABOR, 2009 NABOR Citizen of the Year and current director of the Florida Association of Realtors and vice president of District 5 for FAR. NABOR Past President Rick Fioretti served as Night of Honor master of ceremony. His first order of business was to welcome 24 members into the NABOR Honor Society, many of whom were also added to the FAR Honor Society. The new inductees are: Rick Baranski, Ryan Bleggi, Peter Bobris, Nick Bobzien, Brett Brown, Christine Citrano, Jeri Cobb, Harley Conrad, Christina Davidow, Brenda Fioretti, Rick Fioretti, Susan Hubly, Mike Hughes, Jeff Jones, Priscilla Kellerhouse, Wes Kunkle, Dana Mount, Dominic Pallini, Jim Pilon, Pat Pitocchi, Cheryl Poteet, Bill Poteet, Paula Angelopoulos Urbinati, Terrilyn VanGorder and Brigit Wolf. Mr. Fioretti then presented longtime NABOR members Arleen Carozza, JB Novelli, Judy Price, Ray Carroll and Lloyd Bowein with the 2016 Emeritus Status Award, in recognition of 40 cumulative years of membership in NAR and in recognition of their valuable and lasting contributions to the real estate profession in the community. The annual Ad Miller Award was presented to Sally Masters in honor of her work to enhance and/or preserve private property rights, ownership and transferability and the free enterprise system. Ms. Masters work has included being NABORs key contact for Garrett Richter during his terms in the Florida Senate and House of Representatives. She also organized the annual legislative update forums that bring local state legislators to meet with NABOR members after each years session. On a personal WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 | B9WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYREAL ESTATEClassically designed with chic contemporary coastal interior spaces best describes this three-bedroom-plus-den, four-bath home in the Classics Plantation Estates in Lely Resort. Built in 2007, it has been renovated with enduring finishes such as exterior marble and interior walnut floors to keep the outdoor space in harmony with the tropical surroundings. Landscape design by W. Christian Busk includes tropical plants lining the lighted paver walkways along the back and sides of the 4,946-square-foot home. The expansive outdoor area includes a saltwater pool and spa. Inside improvements include new guest baths with stone quartz, an updated master bath with standalone tub and a den with rich suede walls. Kitchen appliances include Wolf, Sub-Zero and Miele, with new stainless steel sinks in the prep island and a new main sink and backsplash. Ruth Bethem of Premier Sothebys International Realty has the listing for $1,550,000. For more information or to arrange a showing, call 777-7007 email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ruthbethem.com. House Hunting7445 Martinique Terrace Classics Plantation Estates at Lely SEE HONORS, B19
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B12 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Sue@SueMyhelic.com SueMyhelic.com Forest Lakes $235,900 2BR, 2BA condo, private courtyard to enjoy the sun, lanai, new carpeting, built-in closet system & more. Huntington Lakes $284,900Rarely available Seville model with 2 Master bedrooms & den. Newer A/C, crown molding, remodeled kitchen & more. Bay Forest $434,9003BR, 2BA condo, new neutral bedroom carpeting, replace, and over 2,000 Sq. ft. of living space. A CHEFS DREAM KITCHEN! LOW ASSOCIATION FEES! NICELY APPOINTED! NEW LISTING! 3 bed, 2 bath Interlachen in Pelican Bay 2,291 sq. ft. Mary Waller 239.269.1365 6770 PELICAN BAY BLVD. #242 $765,000 239.529.5737 exitrealtysw .com 51 9th Street South Naples, FL 34102Next to Starbucks at Central & 414 bed, 3 bath Vercelli in Treviso Bay 2,293 sq. ft. Michelle Jay 239.821.3255 9355 VERCELLI COURT $619,000 PRICE REDUCED! 3 bed, 2 bath Golden Gate Estates 1,360 sq. ft. Barry McClernon 239.910.5674 4375 6TH AVENUE NE $245,000 NEW LISTING! Exit Realty Welcomes Our Newest Agent Barry McClernon239.910.5674 barry@exitrealtysw .com PENDING! REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERSHarwick Homes 6,496-square-foot Augusta model in Bonita Bay has sold prior to completion of construction, according to Mark Smith, president of the custom builder. Designed by Visionary Residential Design, LLC, and listed at $2.715 million without furnishings, the Augusta is on a waterfront lot in the Woodlake neighborhood. The three-bedroom, 4-bath plan has 3,926 square feet of air-conditioned living area. The outdoor living area includes a veranda, living room with fireplace, kitchen and bar and fireplace. The outdoor space wraps around the entire back of the home, connecting all rear-facing rooms under cover with a screened enclosure. The entrance to Bonita Bay is off U.S. 41 in Bonita Springs. For more information about Harwick Homes, call 4980801 or visit www.HarwickHomes.com. Harbourside Custom Homes has broken ground on the Seabrook model in the waterfront Salerno neighborhood at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. Only two home sites and three model homes under construction are available for purchase in Salerno, including the Seabrook. Encompassing a total of 4,990 square feet and with 3,382 square feet under air, the Seabrook is presented with three bedrooms, four bathrooms, an additional fourth bedroom/bonus room, a study, powder bath, pool bath and a three-car garage. The exterior blends Mediterranean and Caribbean elements with contemporary flair. Tropical landscaping plays up the beauty of the homes natural surroundings. As with many homes in Miromar Lakes, one of the most alluring aspects of the Seabrooks floor plan is that it provides multiple access points to the outdoor living area, including wall-towall sliding glass doors in the great room living area and dining room as well as additional access points from the master bedroom and the fourth bedroom/study. The outdoor area has a covered kitchen, dining area and lanai with a seating area, fireplace and pool bath. The Seabrook also offers myriad energy-saving and environmentally friendly conveniences such as insulated impact glass windows and sliding glass doors, certified low chemical emission carpets, a 16 SEER Carrier high-efficiency air conditioner, and a tankless natural gas water heater. The entrance to Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club is off Ben Hill Griffin Parkway between Alico Road and Corkscrew Road in Estero. For more information about the Seabrook model, the Salerno neighborhood or the many other new residential properties available in the community, call the sales gallery at 425-2340 or 877-809-9444 or visit www.miromarlakes.com. Sales in Phase 1 of the Parrot Cay neighborhood at Naples Reserve have surpassed the halfway, with 21 of the 38 available lots having been purchased. The iStar community encompasses 688 acres south of downtown Naples. Five lots remain along the centerpiece 125-acre Eagle Lake, where homebuyers have the opportunity to add a private floating dock. An additional 14 lots are available for purchase on Parrot Cays interior lakefront lots. Seven furnished models are open. Builders in Parrot Cay include Florida Lifestyle Homes, KTS Homes, Lundstrom Development, Marvin Development, McGarvey Custom Homes and Stock Signature Homes. With up to four bedrooms and 4 baths, Parrot Cay models range from 2,812 to 3,594 square feet of living space. Pricing starts in the high $900,000s.Move-in ready lakefront homes are currently available in Naples Reserves Sparrow Cay, Savannah Lakes, Egret Landing and Mallard Point neighborhoods.The entrance to Naples Reserve is off U.S. 41, two miles southeast of the Collier Boulevard intersection and 10 minutes from I-75, Exit 101. Stop by the sales center at 14885 Naples Reserve Circle or go to www.naplesreserve.com for more information. The Augusta by Harwick Homes in Bonita Bay. The Seabrook by Harbourside Custom Homes in Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. The High Tide by McGarvey Custom Homes at Naples Reserve.
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The Vanderbilt #801 Amy Becker/Leah Ritchey 239.272.3229 Web ID 217031982 $4,250,000 Terra Verde #2392 Jutta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 239.659.5113 Web ID 217033196 $860,000 2970 Tiburon Boulevard East Julie Rembos 239.595.1809 Web ID 217032794 $2,325,000 11914 Heather Woods Court John DAmelio 239.961.5996 Web ID 216022264 $685,000 278 Willet Avenue Debron Fowles 239.826.6655 Web ID SUNA050917IHE $3,399,000 13001 White Violet Drive Joanne MacLeod 239.272.7679 Web ID 216061118 $1,050,000 Residences I #B-902 Suzanne Ring 239.821.7550 Web ID 217021735 $1,294,000 2764 Orange Grove Trail Charlina McGee 239.770.1911 Web ID 217033017 $399,900 401 Cypress Way East Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 217032494 $539,000 Le Dauphin #104 Ryan Batey 239.287.9159 Web ID 217022373 $1,999,000 3296 Atlantic Circle Roxanne Jeske 239.450.5210 Web ID 217003874 $995,000 Grande Geneva #1202 Gayle Fawkes 239.250.6051 Web ID 217014461 $1,289,000 Anchorage #504 Gayle Fawkes 239.250.6051 Web ID 217019476 $465,000 1857 Plumbago Way Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216020512 $6,295,000 1024 Michigan Avenue Debbi/Marty McDermott 239.564.4231 Web ID 216042438 $519,000 Mystic Greens #104 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 216079731 $385,000 Lesina #302 Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 217022947 $559,000 Aversana #1204 ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 216055274 $499,000 7664 Sussex Court Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216023625 $599,000 2817 Thistle Way Fahada Saad 239.595.8500 Web ID 216066655 $4,350,000 1829 Plumbago Lane Sonya Shaheen 239.877.2797 Web ID 216006475 $2,100,000 Traditions #101 Sonya Shaheen 239.877.2797 Web ID 216062742 $875,000 9225 Mercato Way Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 Web ID 217015852 $2,200,000 Traditions #201 Jutta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 239.659.5113 Web ID 216002108 $984,500 6529 Highcroft Drive Bernard Minarcin 239.269.6855 Web ID 217015387 $2,997,000 6223 Highcroft Drive Christine Jones 239.404.9900 Web ID 217020664 $1,752,000 The Strada #7302 Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 Web ID 215072872 $1,249,000 Castillo #1-103 Kimberly Wagner 239.571.5474 Web ID 217033392 $815,000 292 Saddlebrook Lane Lynn Applebaum 239.776.5055 Web ID 216074125 $709,000 13423 Pond Apple Drive East Gordie Lazich/Mark Maran 239.777.2033 Web ID 216059007 $1,179,000 819 Barcarmil Way Dave/Ann Renner 239.784.5552 Web ID 217001058 $1,295,000 15558 Whitney Lane Cynthia Miles 239.273.3449 Web ID 215071462 $789,000 2947 Mona Lisa Boulevard Lynn Applebaum 239.776.5055 Web ID 216080570 $1,245,000 9269 Mercato Way Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 Web ID 216027429 $1,720,000 GREY OAKS NORTH NAPLES VANDERBILT BEACH PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM YOUR LOCALLY OWNED PARTNER WITH A GLOBAL REACH
902 East Inlet Drive Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 Web ID 217032306 $1,075,000 3275 Hyacinth Drive Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 215041526 $1,150,000 Royal Marco Point #3-519 Cathy Brodie 239.272.7725 Web ID 217002596 $857,000 8520 Mallards Point Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216064116 $485,000 490 Tarpon Court Cathy Brodie 239.272.7725 Web ID 217032609 $1,550,000 Dela Park Place #204 Jacki Strategos 239.370.1222 Web ID 217004512 $565,000 641 Blackmore Court Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 217028372 $1,150,000 643 Bimini Avenue Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 217032755 $595,000 361 Periwinkle Court Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 Web ID 217001428 $1,549,000 Provence of Marco #A-301 Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 Web ID 217001307 $475,000 Camelot #105 Vince Colace 239.260.3333 Web ID 217017794 $519,000 Sandcastle #605 Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 217016216 $689,000 Admiralty House #906S Cathy Brodie 239.272.7725 Web ID 217032651 $563,000 248 Seminole Court ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID CORE051217IHE $995,000 Sussex on the Bay #603 Brock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 Web ID 217033077 $459,000 Camelot #107 Paul Strong 239.404.3280 Web ID 217033308 $449,000 1258 Winterberry Drive Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 217003969 $599,000 1080 Dana Court Cathy Brodie 239.272.7725 Web ID 217032897 $399,000 123 Sea Lavender Lane Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 Web ID 217003445 $359,000 South Seas #207 Helga Wetzold 239.821.6905 Web ID 217004939 $424,000 7661 Mulberry Lane ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 216058950 $699,000 Cherry Oaks #202 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 217006868 $545,000 Varenna #204 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 216078319 $449,000 Cascada #201 Dave Flowers 239.404.0493 Web ID 217007486 $409,000 Cascada #202 ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 216079992 $595,000 Cherry Oaks #201 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216025129 $438,000 Varenna #204 ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 216078470 $399,000 Montreux #204 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 217007499 $399,000 8591 Pepper Tree Way Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 217024903 $395,000 Cherry Oaks #201 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216011331 $399,999 Varenna #103 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 217005146 $395,000 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 sale or purchase of the properties depicted. *Real Trends 500, 2017 top U.S. residential sellers by volume. 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 CREEK PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM YOUR LOCALLY OWNED PARTNER WITH A GLOBAL REACH FIFTH 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
B18 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Pkwy. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$300,000 >$400,000 >$500,000 >$600,000 >$700,000 >$800,000 >$900,000 >$1,000,000 >$2,000,000 >$3,000,000 >$4,000,000 >$6,000,000 >$11,000,000 >$13,000,000 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 32 33 34 21 35 36*For illustration purposes only.NaplesMarco Island 38 40 39 41 51 42 46 52 49 50 47 43 44 45 48 37
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 REAL ESTATE B19 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. INCOME PRODUCING Greenlinks at Lely$219,0002 bedroom, 2 bath + den. Tons of amenities. Excellent condition, oered furnished/ turnkey. Super location. Rental history. NEW PRICE 1830 Menorca Court $798,000 Location, condition, oor plan all excellent. Super high ceilings, supersized room sizes abundance of light, loads of storage space & direct access waterway. Come visit. LOW FEES212 Deerwood/Glen Eagles $174,900 Delightful, spacious 2nd oor unit. Ready to move in. Deeded carport w/ storage. Eat-in kitchen, laundry in unit. BREATHTAKING VIEW Dela Park Place #204 $565,000 South end unit in gated complex. Spacious master suite w/large master bath. Tastefully furnished. Great amenities. Newly renovated Jack Nicklaus signature golf course within Naples city limits convenient to both downtown and Mercato. Limited membership of residents allows you to play the course as o en as you like. Amenities include: tness center, four Har-Tru tennis courts, bocce ball, kayaking club and marina with Gulf access. Donald Snyder 239-250-8712More Inventory Coming Soon! CALL YOUR SPECIALIST Want to have it all? GOLF, TENNIS AND GULF ACCESS! NABOR summit: It looks like weve turned a corner SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYMore than 400 Realtors and real estate professionals interested in the economic health of Collier County attended the Naples Area Board of Realtors 2017 Economic Summit, The New Future: A View from the Top, at the Hilton Naples late last month. Three industry experts provided national, state and local analysis of recent and future growth projections in home sales and business growth activity as well as predictions on what to anticipate from lending institutions and federal regulators in the next 12 months. It looks like weve turned a corner, said Cindy Carroll of the real estate appraisal and consultancy firm Carroll & Carroll Inc., who presented an analysis and comparative review of local housing sales activity. In the last 12 months weve seen inventory increase 23 percent, but that is lower than the previous year, which saw a 35 percent increase, Ms. Carroll said. Our inventory may be slowing, but we still have an eight-month supply of homes for sale. She added she considers a 12-month supply of homes a balanced market in Collier County. Ms. Carroll combined her expertise with data from NABORs first quarter 2017 market report. NABOR tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island) and reports generated from the Southwest Florida Multiple Listing Service to ascertain a long view of market behaviors. Among the highlights of Ms. Carrolls conclusions: The Crayton/Moorings Park/ Coquina/Park Shore area is saturated with new construction and has a 2.94year supply of spec homes; The $300,000 and under segment makes up 47 percent of the areas total condominium inventory. Condominium inventory is up across the board geographically, with the greatest increase showing up in the north, central and south regions; and Fifty-eight percent of the active listings in the Golden Gate Estates area off Everglades Boulevard and north and south of Golden Gate Boulevard are priced at or below $300,000. Mark Strain, chairman of the Collier County Planning Commission, shared county growth projections and discussed proposed redevelopment and housing expansion plans. He told the group that 32 residential developments were approved in the last year, amounting to an additional 4,182 new lots for sale. He also reported 76 new commercial developments approved in 2016, and 56 senior living facilities currently existing with an additional 13 planned but not yet built. The Immokalee Road/I-75 and Collier/US 41 corridors are the fastest growing areas in the county, Mr. Strain said, adding a recent request to change building height limits at the entry to the city of Naples may produce some rapid new construction, as laid out in an ambitious redevelopment plan for the Gateway Triangle area. As the county continues to grow, he added, more than a dozen new schools at all grade levels are planned throughout the critical growth areas of the county. The summits third speaker was Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D., a nationally acclaimed economist and founder of Graphs and Laughs. As his presentation coincided with the release of President Trumps proposed tax plan, Mr. Eisenberg shared that he thought the plan would hurt the deficit, but he doubted it would pass in its current form. The economy is improving, he said. We are feeling tail winds, not headwinds anymore. But he warned that he is seeing a mild deterioration in the quality of new home loans. There are several proposals out there that intend to do a lot of things, including loosen regulations, begin housing finance reform and provide relief for community banks, he said. But the devils in the details, and it remains to be seen if any one of them will be delivered. He also pointed out that while consumer confidence is up, household spending has been weaker as of late. There are two things Trump has to do to get our Gross Domestic Product above 2.5 percent: increase labor supply and increase productivity, he said. But the labor force is going down. Productivity growth is going down. The only way to get a better GDP is to have more productivity, which requires more capital investments and less regulation. There also needs to be a focus on career retraining to develop new skill sets. These steps are not in the proposed Trump tax policy. Mr. Eisenberg said another concern he had for the economy is the fact that there are roughly the same number of people retiring as there are entering the workforce. We are slowly running out of workers, he said. In terms of inflation, he said the Federal Reserve is going to have to keep increasing interest rates. How high? Not much, he said. We can expect two hikes in 2017, maybe three next year and another three in 2019, at which time the federal rate should reach 3 percent. But it wont grow fast enough to cause another recession. He shared several projections about the housing market. First, residential fixed investment is on the rise, and overall household formation is improving. Millennials are getting older and beginning to enter the housing market. But first-time home-buying activity is still low as this generation continues to face a lack of credit and wealth, with student loans burdening many. Mr. Eisenberg recommended that Realtors suggest short-term adjustable rate mortgages because people dont intend to stay in their homes for 30 years anymore. For Millennials, this might mean looking at loans that better correlate with how long they intend to stay in one place. Other factors impacting the housing market include available land and the rising cost of inputs such as wood. Trump has increased Canadian wood tariffs 20 percent, he said. This is going to make it costly for Americans to build new homes. In conclusion, he said, Housing prices are increasing faster than wages, and cash sales are down from their peak. But home values in the Northeast have recovered. When the markets up there are good, then Florida will be OK. 2017 Economic Summit speakers: Mark Strain, chairman of the Collier County Planning Commission; Cindy Carroll of Carroll & Carroll Inc.; economist Elliott Eisenberg, Ph.D.; and Dominic Pallani, president of the Naples Area Board of Realtors. level, Ms. Masters, whose son serves in the Marines, formed www.Adopt-ASoldier.org, which prepares and sends meals and other essentials to soldiers from our area that are serving overseas. NABOR President Dominic Pallini presented the 2017 Hall of Fame Award to Michele Harrison in recognition of her extraordinary dedication and service over 20 years of membership in NABOR. In addition to serving as NABOR president in 2005 and being names Realtor of the Year In 2009, Ms. Harrison has consistently been involved in numerous NABOR committees and in other organizations, including the Collier Building Industry Association, the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Collier and the Florida Home Builders Association. She is a current board member of the Naples Therapeutic Riding Center and serves on the Presidents Council for Hodges University. These additional awards were also presented at the Night of Honors: Affiliate/Allied Committee Contribution Award: Darline Hillard Affiliate/Allied Member of the Year: Holly Harmon Affiliate/Allied Rising Star Award: Christina Davidow 2016 Citizen of the Year: Mary Waller Educator of the Year: Jim Pilon Humanitarian Award: Rick Fioretti Leadership Academy Alumni Award: Bill Archer Realtor Committee Contribution Award: Terrilyn VanGorder Realtor Rising Star Award: Michael York Task Force Contribution Award: Larry Utterback Commercial Achievement Award: Wes Kunkle HONORSFrom page 9
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY | SECTION CWWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 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 | 239.262.4242 Frankly Funny promises laughs at Bonita centerHow I went back to kindergarten to learn to play the cello I In the mood for some belly laughs? How about some pop-culture parody presented by original characters? Throw in a bit of song, dance and audience participation and youve got Frankly Funny, a variety show created by actor and playwright Frank Blocker. Catch it at 8 p.m. Friday, May 19, at the Center for the Arts Bonita Springs. Mr. Blocker, perhaps best known for his plays Southern Gothic Novel and Stabilized Not Controlled, came to Bonita Springs to work on another piece and although it didnt work out, he connected with the arts center and became an improv and acting instructor. After staging both his plays, the center asked him to create a comedy show that showcases his specialty: inane characters and situations. Frankly Funny, which also involves members of the centers improv group, includes a series of bits called Life Hacks from Hacks with advice from a divorced divorce attorney and a life coach whose own lives are in shambles. We throw everything at you but the BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.comTS NOT UNCOMMON FOR PEOPLE TO GO BACK to school later in life. Maybe they audit classes or take online courses. Me? I went back to kindergarten. It all began when my editor gave me an assignment early last year. I confess that I wasnt too wild about it initially. The Gulf Coast Symphony has a program that teaches kids in kindergarten through second grade how to play classical music, I was told. Great, I remember thinking. My knowledge of classical music is limited, and its notoriously difficult to get good quotes from young children. SEE CELLIST, C4 VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYNancy Stetson is learning how to play the cello with elementary school children in the MusicWorks! program. BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.com Finally, a good oneFilm critic Dan Hudak finds latest Alien worthy of the franchise. C15 To good healthHaving a ball for NCH, and more to-dos around town. C20-23 Cuisine NewsA tasty review of Bonita Brunch (above, C27), and more on the food and dining scene. C24-27 SEE FUNNY, C16 COURTESY PHOTOFrank Blocker and Melissa Hennig
C2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 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 FLORIDA WRITERSAn alliance of necessity in a world where loyalty is bought and sold Shining Path by William Schnorbach. Aristos Press. Hardcover, $29.95; trade paperback, $17. Billed as A Lone Wolf Thriller Book One, William Schnorbachs book is a piece of novelist history that sets several fascinating characters against the turmoil in Peru born of corrupt government and a brutal revolutionary force named Shining Path by its founder, Manuel Ruben Abimael Guzman Reynosa (usually reduced to Abimael Guzman). He considered himself to be the fourth sword of Marxism, inspired by the Maoist third sword (following Marx and Lenin). Mr. Schnorbach focuses his narrative on four months toward the end of a 12-year nightmare of violence for the Peruvian people. The principal characters are U.S. Congresswoman Marta Stone, who plans to grab a Senate seat in a forthcoming election; a super-skilled and dangerous Native American undercover CIA operative and sky walker who uses the moniker Lone Wolf; and Antonio Navarro, a co-founder of Shining Path who knows the movement has lost its moral compass. The three form an alliance of necessity in a world in which loyalty is bought and sold. After Marta is abducted in Lima and held as a prisoner of war, Lone Wolf (whose legal name is Josh Barnes) is assigned to rescue her. Antonio (hereafter Tony), also imprisoned, protects her. The novel proceeds by rolling out an unhappy mix of action and exposition. The action scenes are stunning whirlwinds of sensory experience. Over and over, Lone Wolfs special martial skills, offensive and defensive, are on display along with other brands of physical prowess and mental acumen. He is a great planner as well as a great improvisor. He knows how to beat the odds when his team is overmatched. Lone Wolf, Marta and Tony must make their way through difficult terrain with insufficient nourishment and a determined, well-trained enemy. As they deal with injuries and exhaustion, the author handles the action scenes with great skill, offering vivid descriptions of the rugged environment and building pulse-racing tension from episode to episode. Many of these scenes are spiced by voyeuristic passages that present the gorgeous, athletic congresswoman cuddling nude with one or both of her rescuers in order to counter the extremely cold nights. She shows unexpected courage and resourcefulness, taking a bite out of the ear of a sadistic and monstrous enemy named Lucho and otherwise standing up up to the physical, mental, and emotional challenges of the operation that Lone Wolf leads. Less effective are the scenes of background exposition. They are overlong, unconvincing and far too dependent on dialogue. Each of the major characters is given an extended monologue to inform the others about his or her background leading up to the present situation. The narrator attempts to engage readers in detailed explanations of the Peruvian political situation, but there is too much for readers to absorb. Conversations among the major characters, and sometimes among minor ones, framed in the service of having them inform one another about whats going on seem contrived and aimed more at the readers than at the other characters. There is an art to handling explanation and background material that the author has not yet mastered. Mainly, however, he just overdoes it. Readers get too much information. And all that marvelous, engaging action slows to a crawl. The good news is that the characterdefining action returns, and with it a resurgence of engagement and pleasure. All in all, this is a highly entertaining and informative novel. It is available from the major online booksellers and locally from Genes Books (Sanibel Island), Sunshine Booksellers (Marco Island) and the Naples branch of Barnes & Noble.About the authorWilliam Schnorbach, whose first book, Einsteins Garden, came out in 2016, holds degrees from Emory University and the former AGSIM, now The Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University. He is an international traveler who owned and operated an import/export business in Steamboat Springs, Colo., for almost two decades. He traveled extensively in Peru during the time that country was under siege from the deadly Shining Path guerilla movement. He lives in Naples and also in a remote beach shack outside Natal, Brazil, where he is currently working on his next book, due out later this year. 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. SCHNORBACH C u n P i t n philJASONphiljreviews@gmail.com
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 C3 Saturday, May 20 10:00 AM Lights are Up, Sound is Down, and You are Totally Free to Move Around!SENSORY FRIENDLY SCREENINGSat 833 VANDERBILT BEACH ROAD, NAPLES 239.596.0008NOTE: FILM TITLES SUBJECT TO CHANGE TICKETS AVAILABLE AT PARAGONTHEATERS.COM CALLING ALL YOUNG ARTISTS!NAPLES ARTASSOCIATION 585 Park Street, Naples 34102 239.262.6517 | NaplesArt.orgARTS S COOL Now offering NEW classes for high schoolers. Start or continue your arts education! Children age 5 12 Teens age 13 17 Monday through Friday $125 per classClasses June 5 August 4 9 am 12 pm or 1 4 pm S! N ow o ff e Ch i ldre n Cl ass e a t i on c lass pm Professional storyteller to share Florida tales at Marco museumFloridas long and colorful history is filled with interesting folktales and legends of days gone by some of them factual, others filled with hyperbole. The Marco Island Historical Society welcomes professional storyteller Caron Neile, Ph.D., to the Marco Island Historical Museum to shed light on some of the most memorable of those tales at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 18. Take, for example, the folklore legend of Morgan Bonaparte Bone Mizell, who lived in the late 1800s when Floridas cattle industry reigned supreme. Bone has been touted as a prairie philosopher, cowboy humorist, prankster and congenial drunk, a condition he was in most of the time. Known as Arcadias favorite cowboy as well as an infamous rustler, he was immortalized in Frederick Remingtons A Cracker Cowboy painting. Some also say he served as inspiration for the drunken gun fighter played by Lee Marvin in the movie Cat Baloo. Then there is the story of Key West resident Carl von Cosel, who was so in love with a young Cuban girl that upon her death he stole her corpse, relocating her to a shack at the end of Flagler Avenue, dressed her in a wedding dress, fixed her appearance and slept with her for seven years before being discovered. Ms. Neile, an affiliate professor of communications and multimedia studies at Florida Atlantic University, performs, teaches and produces storytelling events throughout the United States and abroad and cohosts The Public Storyteller, a weekly program on public radio. Her numerous publications include two books, The Great American Story and Hidden: A Sister and Brother in Nazi Poland, and she is currently working on a book about Florida folktales and legends. She is a 2005 National Storytelling Network Oracle Award winner. Ms. Neiles performance is free to MIHS members and $10 for others. The museum is at 180 S. Heathwood Drive, across from the library. For more information, call 389-6447 or visit www.theMIHS.org. Caron Neile is a 2005 National Storytelling Network Oracle Award winner.
C4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYThis story was not off to a great start. But the more I learned about the program called MusicWorks!, the more intrigued I grew. As part of its education initiative, the Gulf Coast Symphony provides free music lessons from 4-5:30 p.m. every weekday for kids at the Heights Center in Fort Myers. In just seven days, they get more arts instruction than theyll receive in an entire school year at their elementary school. The Heights Center is in the Harlem Heights neighborhood, where many families live in the worst poverty in the county twice the rate than elsewhere in Lee County. (The average household income of a typical Harlem Heights family is less than $25,000 a year.) But through MusicWorks!, 5to 8-year-old children are learning how to play violin, viola, cello and bass. I watched as a group of them plucked the strings of their instruments, shouting out the notes and stomping their feet for emphasis: D-A-D, stomp! D-A-D, stomp! D-D-A-A-D-A-D! stomp! It looked like fun. A 7-year-old boy with a plus-sized personality played a bass that was bigger and taller than he was. I realized I was envious. As I watched and took notes, then wrote the story (Symphonic Delight, March 10, 2016), an idea began forming: If these youngsters could learn to play a musical instrument and have fun doing so, would it work for me? I had always wanted to play the cello. Could I learn how if I went through their program? I approached Andrew Kurtz, musical and executive director of the Gulf Coast Symphony, and he agreed to let me work alongside the MusicWorks! kids at the Heights Center for a year. I rearranged my vacation in order to be back in Southwest Florida in midAugust for the first day of school.KindergartenMusicWorks! program director and Gulf Coast Symphony community engagement director Melissa Barlow, whom we all call Miss Melissa, quickly assessed my knowledge of playing a musical instrument (none) and immediately started me out in kindergarten. There I was, decades out of school, back at square one. Surely I was the only kindergartener with a masters degree. I sat in a tiny chair at a tiny table, or sometimes cross-legged on the floor (Criss-cross applesauce!), surrounded by 5and 6-year-olds. I felt like Gulliver among the Lilliputians. Because I was an adult, the kids called me Miss Nancy. But I was a student in every sense of the word. I lined up with the kids. I followed the teachers instructions. I participated. I answered questions. Some days, I even earned a coveted Good job! smiley-face sticker. The kids, for the most part, accepted me. Some would ask me for permission to leave the classroom and get a drink of water. Youll have to ask a teacher, Id tell them. Yes, Im an adult, but Im a student just like you. A couple of them viewed me with suspicion or confusion, while some just ignored me. We spent weeks creating violins out of cardboard and learning how to treat them respectfully before we would be trusted with a real instrument. We learned songs that named the various parts of a violin, such as the tailpiece and bridge, and the names of the strings (E, A, D, G). Our favorite line was, If I drop it, it might CRACK, which the kids always sang at full volume, tickled by the idea of breaking a violin, or perhaps excited by their mastery over not breaking the instrument. We were given thin wooden dowels to use as our bows (I think they were actually paint stirrers). With them, we learned how to properly hold a violin bow. I later learned that holding a cello bow demands a totally different grip. I struggled with that. We listened to Saint-Saenss Carnival of Animals and pretended to be the different animals, lumbering around like elephants with long trunks or gliding about like swans. On Friday afternoons, wed sit with large blue plastic buckets from Lowe's turned upside down and pound on them, our own little kindergarten version of Stomp. We learned different rhythms, how to play in unison, how to play with in small groups while others played a completely different rhythm a useful skill for anyone in an orchestra. We clapped out rhythms with our hands, clapping out our names or favorite food or television character. We learned about quarter notes, half notes, whole notes. Sometimes Mr. Greg would bring his accordion in and play it. Sometimes Miss Lois would play music on a boom box and wed all dance. At the end of September, still just a paper orchestra, we had a mini-recital at the Heights Center. I sat on stage with the rest of the kids, singing and chanting our various songs about the parts of the violin and how to properly handle a bow. Not wanting to be the only student without a parent or relative there, I ask a couple of friends if theyd like be my faux parents. They readily agreed, though were all the same age. My faux dad couldnt make it at the last minute, but my faux mom brought a friend, who I dubbed my faux aunt.A real instrumentI never thought it would happen, but by late fall I graduated from kindergarten. I was thrilled and secretly terrified to finally be getting a real instrument. A cello. Miss Melissa graciously allowed me to use hers until mine an adult-sized student cello arrived from the instrument company. Wow. Even without classical training, I could instantly appreciate its rich, deep sound (though I couldnt always produce the sounds I wanted to on it). There were countless things to learn: how to hold the instrument, how to sit, how to hold the bow and how to put rosin on it so it wont glide soundlessly over the strings. Even the strings were different: C, G, D and A on the cello, instead of E, A, D, G on the violin. Every new thing I learned built on something previously learned. In music, theres always something new you can master, Miss Melissa told me.PerformanceMusicWorks! held little mini-recitals at the Heights Center every month. We started learning how to play Jingle Bells and Dreidel for the December concert. I remember feeling disappointed when I realized that the cello part for Jingle Bells only worked if you were playing with the other instruments. I had imagined myself playing a rudimentary version of the song for my friends, but the cello part was written to harmo-CELLISTFrom page 1 VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYAndrew Kurtz, musical and executive director of the Gulf Coast Symphony, addresses the audience at a MusicWorks! recital. Melissa Barlow, MusicWorks! program director at Gulf Coast Symphony Nancy Stetson during a mini-recital
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 MusicWorks! recital>> What: The MusicWorks! Orchestra with members of the Gulf Coast Symphony >> When: 5 p.m. Friday, May 19 >> Where: The Heights Center, 15570 Hagie Drive, Fort Myers >> Cost: Free and open to the public >> Info: 277-1700 or www.gulfcoastsymphony.org >> More: MusicWorks! accepts donations of used instruments and books. nize and complement the other parts. I wasnt sure anyone would recognize the tune if they just heard the cello part. Nevertheless, I practiced it. Over and over and over. Just before the recital, however, it was decided we werent ready to play Jingle Bells before an audience yet. Instead, we played Dreidel twice in a row. I let myself get distracted and got lost somewhere the second time around, not knowing where we were for entire measures of the song. We also sang Christmas songs, all of us accompanying the lyrics with sign language. When we started Feliz Navidad, the audience perked up, some singing along and others dancing in their chairs. (The Harlem Heights community is 71 percent Latino.) Though I felt a little silly singing with the kids and making hand gestures, it was gratifying to see the audience get so excited. We sang our holiday songs again at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in December. And in April, we returned there to perform as an orchestra, playing The Great Gate of Kiev from Mussorgskys Pictures at an Exhibition in front of more than 1,400 people. As an arts and entertainment critic, I found it very strange to be onstage, to be in the spotlight. We did well, though. Mr. Haniel, our conductor, seemed to take us through it at a faster tempo than we had rehearsed. It was over much quicker than I expected.The program growsMaestro Kurtz calls the MusicWorks! program the crown jewel of the Gulf Coast Symphonys education programs, in terms of making a genuine change in a community. Last year, the MusicWorks! Orchestra had 32 kids in kindergarten through second grade. This school year, it expanded to 42 kids, including kids up through fifth grade. For the 2017-18 year, it will expand to grade six and serve 65 kids. Theyll add woodwinds, brass and percussion to what has been up until now a stringsonly orchestra. In addition to buying more instruments, the program will add at least nine more teachers. MusicWorks! received a grant from the Southwest Florida Community Foundation for $146,000 for its first three years. Additional financial support comes from the DAddario Foundation, the Bireley Family Foundation and the Claiborne and Ned Foulds Foundation, as well as other individuals and grants. The program follows the El Sistema model of music teaching, which nurtures and supports the child. We make it fun. We make it a positive thing, Miss Melissa says. We do games to build skills. For example, shell have her class do bow races. Im looking to see how their arms are moving, are they holding the bow in a good position. Im looking at all their techniques. Theyll compete to see who can get 24 counts on one bow stroke without running out of bow. Theyre counting and working on division. Theyre using critical thinking: I didnt have enough bow left, so the next time I have to do that, do I go faster or slower? They realize they have to bow slower, so then they try again. Not only do we teach them music here, were hoping to instill basic human traits and improved behavioral skills and increase their academic achievement through the study of music. Theyve already seen how the program has positively affected the children in just one years time. After the first year, 90 percent of the children increased their math and/or reading grades by one grade level or more, Miss Melissa says. Samantha Miss Sam Cicchini, the kindergarten teacher at the Harlem Heights Community Charter School, notes that the MusicWorks! program requires a lot of dedication and concentration from the students. I do believe the focus that they teach the children has affected their behavior; they can focus for longer periods in class since the beginning of the year, she says. They put a lot of effort and determination into their work, and seem more knowledgeable of recognizing beats and melodies Overall, the music program has positively affected their attitudes toward school and activities in general. The daily music program also provides consistency for the children, many of whom might not have it in their home lives. No matter what, the kids can always rely on us being here, says Miss Melissa. Some of the situations they come from, you couldnt even imagine what goes on at home. Sometimes their situations change on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. But music can be their door out, she says, noting that when she was in elementary school in Penn sylv ania, I had very good teachers who were my mentors and helped me beyond playing bass. Id go to them for anything, I could tell them anything. It was a safe space for me. Though shed love it if all the kids became professional musicians, shes satisfied that Weve given them a lifelong skill. They could just play for their own enjoyment and keep that safe escape (into music.) But music, and the arts in general, she emphasizes, are not fluff. Some people think its just an extra, an elitist activity, but now theyre noticing, and studies are helping to support this, that the arts and playing music can help you with so much more, can increase academic achievement and develop social behaviors. Learning and playing music is a visual, aural and kinesthetic activity all at once. It helps children with math, problem solving, self-discipline, working with others and creative thinking. Theyre more likely to stay in school and graduate from high school. Ive seen a lot of behavior changes in the kids, Miss Melissa says. Its amazing. Theyve grown into leaders. Some of the toughest students we had last year just developed leadership skills. We encourage them to transfer that and help teach their peers during lessons and during orchestra rehearsals. Ive been on the receiving end of that, asking two 11-year-olds who also play cello for help. Its a win-win situation: I understand the music better and have my questions answered, while they feel proud in helping an adult and sharing their knowledge.Second generationMusicWorks! is also launching a second-generation program, where any parent or guardian of a student is invited to come and take lessons alongside a child. After one of the first recitals at the beginning of the year, I had a couple parents and one grandparent say, This is such a great opportunity for these kids, I wish I had the chance to do this when I was their age. I still want to play an instrument, Miss Melissa says. That program will allow any parent or guardian who wants to learn (to do so) kind of like you did, Maestro Kurtz tells me. Its part of the philosophy of the El Sistema model and also part of what we believe. It deepens the bonds of community and family when theyre participating in learning to play an instrument with their child. Its strengthening and enriching for the community, and thats why were doing it. He estimates 15 to 20 adults might participate. The next step for MusicWorks! is to expand to multiple sites, possibly in 2018, assuming we get the funding, the maestro says. By then, well have three years of solid data and the experience of running a complete program for three years, with a lot of lessons learned along the way. Well have the blueprint for how to work in other communities. Meanwhile, the 2016-2017 school year is winding down. For MusicWorks! it concludes with a recital at 5 p.m. Friday, May 19, at the Heights Center. Alongside members of the Gulf Coast Symphony, well play The Great Gate of Kiev from Pictures at an Exhibition as well as The William Tell Overture and possibly some folk tunes such as Boil Em Cabbages and Cripple Creek. Its about changing perspective, says Maestro Kurtz. It opens possibilities and the imagination of these children for what might be. It opens their minds to new horizons they would not have thought about before being in this program. VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYFlorida Weeklys Nancy Stetson, second from right, singing with MusicWorks! kids at the December recital. Front row: Yairy Vincente, Melinda Castro and Alondra Vidales. Back row: Ian Camacho, Irving Vidales, Melissa Barlow, Joleniciya Valentin and Nancy Stetson
C6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOTHEATERThe Christians By Gulfshore Playhouse through May 21 at The Norris Center. 755 Eighth Ave. S. 866-811-4111 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org. Noli Timere (Dont Be Afraid) By Theatre Conspiracy through May 20 at the Alliance for the Arts. 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. 939-2787 or www.ArtInLee.org/Theatre. Clue: The Musical By Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through June 24. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 2784422 or www.broadwaypalm.com. Rapunzel By Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre June 2-23. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www. broadwaypalm.com. Right Bed, Wrong Husband By the Off Broadway Palm Theatre June 15-July 29. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com. Sister Act: The Musical By The Naples Players June 29-July 30 at Sugden Community Theaters Blackburn Hall. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. The Cocktail Hour By The Studio Players July 21-Aug. 6 at the Golden Gate Community Center. 398-9192 or www. thestudioplayers.com.THURSDAY5.18Anthropology, Anyone? South Regional Library hosts a talk about the spread and growth of Native American societies at 10 a.m. Free, but reservations recommended. 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy. 252-7542 or www.collierlibrary.org. Third Thursday Third Street South hosts live music by Flashback from 6-9 p.m. on the Fleischmann Courtyard. Free. 434-6533 or www.thirdstreetsouth.com. Story Time The Marco Island Historical Museum welcomes professional storyteller Caron Neile with her version of some of the most colorful characters from Florida history at 7 p.m. Free for Marco Island Historical Society members, $10 for others. 180 S. Heathwood Drive. 389-6447 or visit www.theMIHS. org. See story on page C3.Classical Concert Center for the Arts Bonita Springs presents a concert featuring the flute and piano with works by Poulenc at 7:30 p.m. $25. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Patriotic Pops The Naples Philharmonic and Naples Philharmonic Chorus salute the troops with the annual Patriotic Pops performances at 8 p.m. tonight and Friday, May 19. 597-1900 or www. artisnaples.org. FRIDAY5.19Ice Dancers Disney on Ices World of Enchantment glides into Germain Arena today through Sunday, May 21. $22$87. 9487825 or www.germainarena.com.Opening Reception Center for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts an opening reception for its exhibition of works by middle and high school students from 6-8 p.m. at the Center for Visual Arts. Free. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Improv Night Stage II Improv performs at 8 p.m. tonight at at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday at Sugden Community Theater. $10-$20. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. Free Concert Neon Summer performs from 6-9 p.m. at Miromar Outlets. 948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com. Frankly Funny Actor and comedian Frank Blocker presents a one-man show at 8 p.m. at Center for the Arts Bonita Springs. $15. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita. org. See story on page C1.SATURDAY5.20To Market, To Market Third Street South hosts a farmers market from 7:30-11:30 a.m. 434-6533 or www. thirdstreetsouth.com. Sensorily Speaking Paragon Pavilion hosts a lights-up, sound-down screening of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul at 10 a.m. for kids with sensory disorders. 833 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 596-0008 or www.paragontheaters.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. Magic Carpet Members of the Naples Philharmonic perform an upclose woodwind concert for kids at 10 a.m. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.More Ad Libbing The Studio Players Square One Improv troupe makes things up on the spur of the moment starting at 8 p.m. at the Golden Gate Community Center. $15. 398-9192 or www.thestudioplayers.com. Smooth Moves The Tenors perform at 8 p.m. at Seminole Immokalee Casino. $45. 800-218-0007 or www. moreinparadise.com. Country Crooners Two Way Crossing brings four-part harmony to country music at 8 p.m. at Center for the Arts Bonita Springs. 495-8989 or www. artcenterbonita.org. Funny Guy Saturday Night Live alum Finesse Mitchell performs tonight and Sunday at Off The Hook Comedy Club. $22-$175. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 3896901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com. SUNDAY5.21Yoga in the Park Yoga practitioners of all abilities are invited to bend and stretch together from 9-10 a.m. at Koreshan State Historic Site. $10 with park entry fee. 3800 Corkscrew Road. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.gov. Knights of Ni Silverspot Cinema in Mercato screens Monty Python and The Holy Grail (1975) at 2:20 and 7 p.m. King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles along the way. $9.50-$16. 592-0300 or www.silverspot.net. MONDAY5.22Sunset Om Watch the sun sink below the horizon while going through the moves with an instruction from Greenmonkey Yoga from 6:45-7:45 p.m. on the beach at Delnor-Wiggins State Park. $5 plus park entry fee. 597-6916 or www.floridastateparks.org. TUESDAY5.23Pups Patrol Naples Botanical Garden welcomes friendly, leashed dogs to accompany their owners from 8-11 a.m. Free for member dogs, regular admission plus $9.95 for non-members and their pooches. 6434737 or www.naplesgarden.org. Lifelong Learning Naples Botanical Garden hosts a garden crafts workshop from 1-3 p.m. $35 for members, $40 for others. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org. Travel Tuesday Headquarters Regional Library hosts a presentation about China and Hong Kong at 2 p.m. Free, but reservations recommended. 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-0334 or www.collierlibrary.org. WEDNESDAY5.24Meditation The Gypsy Sea Witch leads a crystal bowl meditation at 7 p.m. at Koreshan State Historic Site. $15-$20. 754444-9779 or www.thegypsyseawitch.com. Morning Salutations DelnorWiggins Pass State Park hosts a yoga session on the beach with an instructor from Greenmonkey Yoga at 9 a.m. $5 plus park entry fee. 597-6196 or www. floridastateparks.org. Featured Artist Catherine Chantilly leads a workshop about creating your own painting style from 9 a.m. to noon 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 for $95. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or www.marcoislandart.com. COMING UPNature Talk Learn about the barrier islands from a ranger at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park during a guided walk that sets out at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 25. Free with park entry fee. 597-6916 or www.floridastateparks.org. Lifelong Learning Find out about lesser-known tropical fruits in a class at Naples Botanical Garden from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 25. $15 for members, $20 for others. 643-4737 or www. naplesgarden.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 events Friday through Monday, May 26-29. Events are priced separately. Proceeds benefit Camp Able and ITC Kids. 394-0080 or www.theateronmarco.com.Steady Hand Naples Art Association hosts a calligraphy workshop focused on Carolingian script from the ninth century from 1-4 p.m. Friday, May 26. $50. 272-6517 or www.naplesart.org. Free Concert Hester Prynne performs from 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 26, at Miromar Outlets. Free. 948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com. Piano Man Musical comedian Jimmy Keys performs from 9-11 p.m. Friday, May 26, at Barbatella. $35. 1290 Third St. S. 263-1955 or www.barbatellanaples.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. Creature Report Germain Arena invites families to enjoy carnival games, kid activities and a live performance by The Octonauts from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 27. $4-$7. 9487825 or www.germainarena.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 Center for the Arts Bonita Springs. $35$45. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Summer Spectacular The Naples Philharmonic and members of its youth orchestra perform side by side in concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 28, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Members of The Naples Players Stage II Improv troupe take cues from the audience and perform off-the-cuff games, scenes and songs at 8 p.m. Friday, May 19, and at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.orgCOURTESY PHOTOGulfshore Playhouse presents Lucas Hnaths The Christians, a work about a minister who shakes up the foundations of his megachurch with one sermon, through May 21 at The Norris Center. Alan Campbell, above, stars as Pastor Paul. 755 Eighth Ave. S. 866-811-4111 or www. gulfshoreplayhouse.org.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOHigh Tea Fun House of Gaia hosts high tea and a painting party from 5-6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28. $25-$45. 1660 Trade Center Way. 272-6152 or www. hosueofgaia.org. Chamber Concert Members of the Naples Philharmonic perform free concerts at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, at Headquarters Library and at 7 p.m. at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. Information about additional dates and locations through June 2 is on the website. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples. org. Art After Hours ArtisNaples offers free after-hours admission to The Baker Museum and live music from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 31. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd tribute band Brit Floyd performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at Germain Arena. $31-$45. 948-7825 or www. germainarena.com. For The Birds Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center presents a program about shorebird migration from 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 1. Instructor Adam DiNuovo is manager of the Shorebird Stewardship Program for Audubon Florida. A light breakfast precedes the program. $15, registration required. 300 Tower Road. 530-5490 or www.rookerybay.org.Free Concert Wilder Sons and Sprout perform from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 1, on the lawn at Mercato. 254-1080 or www.mercatoshops.com. Pro-Am Talented amateur musicians perform great orchestral works alongside the Naples Philharmonic at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at ArtisNaples. 5971900 or www.artisnaples.org. Got Some Pipes ArtisNaples shows off its 3,604-pipe Casavant organ with a program of a wide range of music performed by the areas best organists at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 4. 597-1900 or www. artisnaples.org. Meet the Author Ann Kidd Taylor, the daughter of Marco Island resident and bestselling author Sue Monk Kidd, discusses her newest book, The Shark Club, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, at Barnes & Noble in Waterside Shops. 592-5100 or www.bn.com. Story Time Storyteller Elizabeth Ellis presents The Company We Keep from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, June 9, at the office of Dr. Joel Ying. $15. 2335 Tamiami Trail N. www.elizabethellisnaples2017. eventbrite.com. Yarn Spinning Storyteller Elizabeth Ellis hosts a workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at the office of Dr. Joel Ying. $60. 2335 Tamiami Trail N. www.elizabethellisnaples2017.eventbrite.com. Danger Zone Paul Schaffer & The Worlds Most Dangerous Band perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at Seminole Immokalee Casino. $75. 800-514-3849 or www.seminoleimmokaleecasino.com. Free Film Paragon Pavilion screens The Peanuts Movie at 10 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday, June 13-15. 833 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 596-0008 or www.paragontheaters.com. Art Lecture Naples Art Association hosts a wine and cheese reception and a lecture about modern photographers with art historian Gary Monroe at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15. Free for NAA members, $10 for others. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org. 5.205.19-21 Mickey, Buddy, Ariel, Elsa and other favorites take the ice when Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment Friday through Sunday at Germain Arena. www. germainarena.com The Studio Players Square One Improv troupe makes things up as they go along at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Golden Gate Community Center. $15. 3989192 or www. thestudioplayers. com. 5.18-21 Comedian, actor and author Finesse Mitchell (Saturday Night Live) takes the stage Thursday through Sunday at the Off the Hook Comedy Club. www.offthehookcomedy.com Nerd out to your hearts delight when Silverspot Cinema screens the British comedy classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail, at 2:20 and 7 p.m. Sunday. www.silverspotcinema.com 5.21 #WRITE ON!Learn your curlicue Ps and Qs when Naples Art Association hosts a calligraphy workshop focused on Carolingian script from the ninth century from 1-4 p.m. Friday, May 26. www.naplesart.org
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Contact Your Meeting Success Team Today!5111 Tamiami Trail North Naples, Florida, 34103 Board Meetings | Sta Retreats | Sales Summits Galas & Banquets | Fundraiser Events | Press Conferences Product Launch Parties | Political Dinners | Estate Planning Seminars Alumni Gatherings | Weddings & Receptions | Trade Shows ARTS COMMENTARYLlama llama (hey hey), red pajama! I remember a story from when I was a little girl, though I dont remember all the details. It was in a childrens magazine, and I think it was called The Llamas Pajamas. It might have been about a llama who didnt put his pajamas away, but just left them on the floor, so someone stole them or hid them underneath the bed. But I could be totally wrong. After all, childhood was a long time ago. But I do remember this: One of my older brothers was so intrigued by the rhyme, so tickled that the writer rhymed llama and pajamas, that he took my magazine and just hijacked the whole story. Instead of letting me read it myself, or reading it to me, he decided to read it to my other older siblings, to much merriment and laughter. It was such a tongue twister he couldnt even read it aloud without stumbling over the words and laughing. I thought of that long-ago incident recently when I heard on NPR whats been happening with the childrens book Llama Llama Red Pajama by the late Anna Dewdney. When J Cruz of The Cruz Show on Power 106FM in Los Angeles he was about to become a father, he discovered the book and began asking hip-hop artists who visited his morning show to rap the books rhymes and freestyle. GoldLink, Jeezy, Migros, Kid Ink, DJ Khaled, D.R.A.M., Lecrae, Desiigner Warm Brew and Ludacris are among those who agreed. Music videos of them rapping the text of Llama Llama Red Pajama and freestyling off the rhymes can be found on YouTube. A new one is added every week. Jeezy, the first artist to be asked six months ago, seems a little surprised by the request and at first, declines. We need it in your tone, in your cadence, the DJ tells him. He asks, You want me to ad lib? Yep, thats what they were asking for. But he starts getting into it, and jokes, This is what made me wanna be a gangsta. But guests who came on the show in the weeks after understood the concept, and became a musical competition of sorts. The use of childrens nursery rhymes or jump rope songs in music isnt unusual. The great Ella Fitzgerald came to national attention in 1938 with her breakthrough hit, A Tisket A Tasket, a song based on a nursery rhyme from the late 1800s. The song was used in the opening of John Fords 1940 film, The Grapes of Wrath, and Ms. Fitzgerald performed it in Ride em Cowboy in 1942, an Abbott and Costello movie. Raydio, Ray Parker Jr.s first group, had a hit in 1978 with Jack and Jill, which went to No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. And Kyle, with Lil Yachty, has a song on the charts currently with iSpy. While the music video places the rappers heads on top of kids bodies in a sandbox, it definitely sexualizes I Spy With My Little Eye, the kids game of observation. The book Llama Llama Red Pajama is geared toward kids, but the hip-hop versions certainly arent, with use of the f-word and the n-word. This is hip-hop, after all. The artists personalities come through in their presentations as they rap over a variety of compelling beats. The story is about a baby llama who experiences separation anxiety after being put to bed. He calls for his mama, whos downstairs and, at one point, talking on the phone. When GoldLink comes to the part about Mama Llama being on the phone, he samples a line from Drakes Hotline Bling, singing, You used to call me on my cell phone. He also includes a line, I miss Obama, whose name does rhyme well with llama and pajama. Migos, a hip-hop group consisting of Quavo, Takeoff and Offset, get an extended rap going, passing the book among the three of them, using it as a jumping off point. They echo each other, (Mama, Mama, Mama, Mama), making it sound like dubstep, and provide sound effects. J Cruz tries to reel them in, but the trios really into it and keeps freestyling. But the most popular version of Llama Llama Red Pajama is by Ludacris, whose music video went viral. In just two weeks it racked up 1,578,801 views; now, after a month, it has had almost 2 million views. Its a short but masterful performance, and some viewers are now requesting Ludacris make an entire album of kids books for parents. J Cruz told Robert Siegel of NPRs All Things Considered that hes going to expand and ask artists to rap/sing/freestyle to other Llama Llama books. Looks like this partys just getting started. nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com POWER 106 LOS ANGELES / COURTESY IMAGEThe Ludacris version of Llama Llama Red Pajama has more than 1.5 million views on YouTube.
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C18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA highfalutin find thats better than, ahem, just dessertsWhere: The Lords Place, 7600 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561594-0125, ext. 4412. Paid: Set totaled $86, less 25 percent. I paid $64.50. The skinny: The name of Spode is synonymous with English fine china. Josiah Spode II and Josiah Spode III died within two years of one another and company associates William Copeland and Thomas Garrett assumed ownership. Pieces made by them even carry the mark Late Spodes, indicating the connection. The company got a boost when Queen Victoria came to the throne in 1837 and ordered dinner services for Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. The Copelands bought out Garrett in 1847, so we know this dessert service, with two oval platters, a round serving dish and 9-inch plates was made only between 1833 and 1847. Its easy to see why Queen Victoria ordered the wares theyre created from beautiful, translucent porcelain, they were made in England, and the decoration was quite delicate. THE FIND:My name is Scott and I hoard china. I live in a 1,200-square-foot house with two cats, five sets of silver and 10 sets of china. There. I feel better now. The only good thing I can say? Im not indiscriminate. I watch for the finest, and I buy when I can. Unfortunately, it is way too easy for me to feed my habit as prices drop for such finery as the early to mid19th century English dessert service I recently acquired. Its beautiful, with green trim that looks like the essence of summer and bouquets of hand-painted flowers that remind us of the labor involved in creating an object of beauty, brushstroke by brushstroke. The upper middle class and wealthy would have dined from pieces such as these nearly two centuries ago. Ive seen pieces such as this set in mansions that are now open to the public. They were expensive back in the day, in no small part because luxury goods sold in North America had to be imported from Europe. Nobody made them here Thats why Mary Todd Lincolns White House china was made in France by Haviland. Later presidential china services continued to be made in France or England until the early 20th century, when Walter Scott Lenoxs New Jersey company created a set for the Woodrow Wilson White House. Antiques dealers and collectors of a certain age will tell you they remember a time when people actively bought, used and displayed china such as this. But those collectors grew up in a time when people tended to live more formally even Homer Laughlins bercasual Fiesta ware offered everything but finger bowls in its initial 1936 lineup. I love my Fiesta ware, too. Being casual doesnt mean being sloppy. These dishes probably will make their debut at a dinner this summer. I love using the good stuff it sets a pretty table. But its never stuffy. I always ask my guests to come in casual attire shorts, flip-flops, whatever. After all, it isnt Buckingham Palace. Dishes merely set the stage for the food and the conviviality. A dinner party is about being comfortable, and sharing decent food and a drink or three among friends. Lets raise a glass to that! Oh, and lets not tell anyone about my little habit. A Copeland & Garrett dessert set W b c E w scott SIMMONS firstname.lastname@example.org COLLECTORS CORNER SCOTT SIMMONS / FLORIDA WEEKLY ANTIQUES But of course, collectors collect items showing a collectionCollecting is a pastime in almost every country. Children start collecting with, bottle caps and free toys that came with a Happy Meal. Adults search for things by great artists, things that bring memories of new or old technology, history, family or the future. Collections have special meanings, so it is not a surprise to find there are many porcelain plates and paintings that picture collected things. During the 17th century, the Chinese had a popular pattern that pictured vases, tables, birdcages, screens and other household furnishings. The pattern continues into the 19th century. An English Ridgway Potteries dinnerware pattern called Homemaker shows pieces of 1950s furniture. A set of dishes called s Kitchen by Fitz and Floyd has individual kitchen equipment even an aluminum TV-dinner tray. The Chinese 17th-century Famile Verte dish recently sold for $2,440 at a Neal Auction in New Orleans. The American plate sells for $10; the English version sells for $5 to $10. Q: My mother-in-law worked at a Kodak developing store in the late 1940s and s. She got several 5 by 8-inch and 8 by 10-inch photos of famous people. There are 5 by 8 photos of Duke Ellington, Queen Elizabeth in her 20s, Richard Nixon, Mel Torme, Jack Dempsey and Gary Cooper. The 8 by 10 photos include Jackie Robinson, President Eisenhower and Winston Churchill in lawn chairs, Clark Gable, Eleanor Roosevelt, Liberace in his 20s, Louis Armstrong, Marilyn Maxwell and Bob Hope. Are they worth anything? A: The value of a photo depends on the importance of the person photographed, the occasion and the condition and clarity of the photo. Photos of politicians, if taken on an important occasion, might sell for more than photos of celebrities. Photos of sports heroes might sell at a sports-card meet. Unless the photos are of significant events, they probably would sell online for $10 or less. If you plan to sell your pictures, identify the event as well as the people pictured. Q: I have purchased a vase with the markings of Val Saint Lambert. Its cranberry-cut crystal, 6 inches tall, and has a gold label on the bottom that reads Val St. Lambert/Begioue. I am hoping you might be able to tell me more about this vase. A: The Val St. Lambert glassworks company was founded by Messieurs Kemlin and Lelievre, a chemist and an engineer, in 1826 at a Cistercian monastery in Seraing, near Liege, Belgium. The company made all types of table and decorative glassware, and pieces often are decorated with cut designs. The company still is in operation and prides itself as making one of the clearest glasses in the world. The label you mention actually reads Val St. Lambert/Belgique/depose, which indicates that it was made in Belgium. Your vase was made in the 1930s and is worth $250 to $350. Q: I have a clear glass jar shaped like a ducks face. Its 4 inches long and 2 inches wide. The red metal screw lid reads Nash Kiddy Bank, Try Our Tic Tic Relish with a slot for coins. The jar originally held prepared mustard. Is it meant to be Donald Duck? And does the jar have any value? A: Your Nashs Mustard jar was designed to look like Donald Duck. The shaped jars design was patented in 1938. After the mustard was gone, you could remove the inner liner of the lid and press open the coin slot. Nashs Mustard was also sold in jars shaped like the head of boxer Joe Louis, called Lucky Joe, a clock and the Liberty Bell from the late 1930s into the 1950s. The jars were made by Hazel-Atlas Glass Co. Jars like yours are easy to find and sell for $10 to $25. Q: I have an old key-cutting machine that has a hand crank. It appears to be cast iron and still works. I have cut older model car keys as well as house keys. The only marking I can find is Patented Oct. 22 1895. I am wondering about its value. A: A machine for duplicating articles was designed by Edmund R. Darling of Woonsocket, R.I., and patented as of Oct. 22, 1895. It ha d two slots with clamps on a bedplate and a slide with bearings that moved up and down and across the machine. A key was placed in one of the clamps and a blank in the other. The cutting operation was said to be easy and rapid. Its not clear who actually made your machine, but marked cutting machines by other companies can be found from about 1907. Yours would sell for $60 to $80. Q: I need information and value on my grandfathers set of sandstone-like building blocks. They are in a wooden box with two trays of blocks, plus pictures and directions (in German) for building castles and buildings. The set is called Richters Designs for Architectural Models. It was made in Germany. There is no date, but the set probably is from the late 1890s. A: In the 1870s, German engineers Otto and Gustav Lilienthal developed stone building blocks of quartz sand, chalk and linseed oil. Businessman Adolf Richter purchased the rights to the stone and the machines used to make them. He called them Richters Anchor Blocks and sold them in sets with instructions for Designs of Architectural Models. Richter died in 1910, but the blocks continued to be made in Rudolstadt, Germany (East Germany), until 1963. The company was restarted in 1994 and its now owned by a European specialty toy company. Fifteen types of sets are made of quartz sand, chalk and linseed oil like the antique ones. Old sets from the late 1800s and early 1900s have sold from $50 to $200. Tip: Use paper plates between your china plates to help prevent chipping. Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel answer questions sent to the column. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 628 Virginia Dr., Orlando, FL 32803.COURTESY PHOTOThis Chinese plate showing furniture auctioned for over $2,000.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C19 All About Closets is all about innovative design, impeccable craftsmanship and awless service. Our installations reect your dreams and your personality, while enhancing your home. We will maximize the storage of your closets, home oce, wall units, pantry, and garage or anywhere in your home that requires storage solutions. Our team works from Port Charlotte to Marco Island. www.allaboutclosets.com Call for a Professional Design Consultation! E PDesigner email@example.com 239.303.5829 Create Function & Storage with Style! C bt | nbb fr | bf t | t | t rt f t Create Function & Storage with Style! CLUB NOTES 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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 Democratic Womens Club of Collier County meets 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 email@example.com. 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. 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 20 and June 3. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the club, call Dick Ritchie at 594-0868 or email email@example.com. 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 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 22 and June 12. For general information about the club, call Paul Rhoads at 877-3228 or visit www.aacanaplesmarco.org. The Naples Peggers invite cribbage players to join the friendly competition from 6:30-8:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the East Naples Community Center, 3500 Thomasson Drive. For more information, call Cathy Keeler at 537-3001 or email cathykeeler8@gmail. com. Naples area Sigma Chi alumni are invited to happy hour from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at the Pub at Mercato. RSVP by calling 293-5239. 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. 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 26 and June 9. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, call 777-0416 or visit www.ToastOfTheCoast.org. The Naples Orchid Society invites members and guests to its monthly meeting Thursday, June 1, 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. 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 June 11. 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 Genealogical Society of Collier County meets Tuesday evening, June 13, in the fellowship hall at Faith Lutheran Church, 4150 Goodlette-Frank Road. Bryan Mulcahy, reference librarian at the Fort Myers Regional Library, will discuss the best record types and research strategies for tracing your female ancestors. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program starts at 7 p.m. Attendance is free, and all are welcome. Visit www.thegscc.org for more info. 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. 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. Email club news to Cindy Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org.COURTESY PHOTOMembers of Naples Newcomers Club North learned how to prepare for a hurricane and develop a wildfire action plan during a recent program by Lt. Christopher Spencer and Heather Mazurekiewicz, far left and far right, of the North Collier Fire Control and Rescue District. The program was part of the clubs April meeting. Members gather for lunch and a program on the second Thursday of each month at country clubs throughout Collier County. Specific interest groups meet throughout the month for various activities, from book discussions to wine tastings. For more information, visit www.naplesnewcomersnorth.com.
C20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Featuring HAPPY HOUR DRINKS 3-6PMSMALL PLATES $5-$8 Served with your choice of 2 side BOB RAYMOND / FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETYMaking Big Impressions for Collier Child Care Resources 1. Sabrina Bennett, Malisa Phillips and Sandra Buxton 2. Laura Coleman, Amanda Jaron and Bonnie Rauch 3. Karen Pattison, Kathy Bamberg and Tahina Saintherd 4. Dianne Reed and Scott ODell 5. Arnold Klinsky and Gianni DAntuono 6. Byron Tiverten and Lynn Petrochelli 7. Front: Roman Ziegler and Morgan Pooler. Back: Sherry Walker and Erin Roca 1 2 3 4 5 6 7Like 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.
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C24 WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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. thirdstreetsouth.com 239.434.6533 Discover a Dozen Glorious Restaurants and CafesOver 50 Unique and Sophisticated Shops and GalleriesGracious Strolls amidst Abundant Flowers, Fountains and Courtyards!Gather Your Best Friends and Come to the Most Charm Filled Neighborhood of All 1585 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 5, Naples, Florida 34109 239.592.0050 NoodlesCafe.comLUNCH/MONFRI 11:30AM to 4PM DINNER/MONSAT 4PM to 10PM & SUN 4PM to 9PMHALF PRICEHouse Wines, House, Call & Premium Liqueurs & Noodles Signature $5 Martinis! OVER 40 ITEMS FOR HAPPY APPYS!HAPPY HOUR FROM 4-7PM EXTENDED HAPPY HOUR WED. & THURS. 4-9PM FEATURINGOMAR BAKER & BOB AUSTIN THE JERZEY GUY LIVE MUSIC & DANCING WED. & THURS. 5-8PM Blue Provence sommelier Clement Cariot won the Guild of Sommeliers Miami Ruinart Challenge, one of five blind tastings held recently at regional locations throughout the United States. Mr. Cariot was required to participate in an intense 40-minute, blind tasting of four wines from any region in the world and answer questions about country, vintage, variety, pairing suggestions, serving temperature and ageability. While Mr. Cariot will celebrate his win with a four-day trip to Champagne, France, and a $1,000 scholarship from the Guild of Sommeliers, Bleu Provence is doing so by offering a 50 percent discount on glasses of Oudinot Champange and all bottles up to $400 on the restaurants wine list. Bleu Provence is at 1235 Eighth St. S. For reservations or more information, call 261-8239 or visit www.bleuprovencenaples.com. The Continentals summertime cocktail promotion pairs a four-course menu with themed craft cocktails. The Craftsman Bar Series is a true treat for spirits lovers who enjoy craft cocktails and great food or for anyone who wants to learn more about craft cocktails, says beverage manager Ross Kupitz. We created the series to not only whet the whistle and treat the tastebuds, but also to educate and entertain. Our mixologists thoroughly enjoy these show-and-tell opportunities where they can educate customers on different spirits and ingredients, techniques, trends and subtle nuances that can make the difference between and good cocktail and a great one. The evenings place at 7:30 p.m. on select Tuesdays. Heres what you have to look forward to: May 23 A variety of punches made with different spirits and techniques paired with Cuban delights. June 13 Botanical-influenced cocktails paired with fresh local garden and gulf fare. July 11 Bourbon-, whiskeyand ryebased cocktails paired with American barbeque. Aug. 1 Amaro-influenced cocktails paired with Italian dishes. Aug. 22 Cocktails showcasing a selection of house-made infusions paired with steakhouse bites and savory CUISINE NEWS Bleu Provence sommelier Clement Cariot won a Guild of Sommeliers regional blind tasting competition, The Ruinart Challenge, last month in Miami.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 C25 L O T S A L O B S T E R ! Waterfront Dining TWO 1 pound lobsters withOpen Daily 11 am Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch 12th Avenue South at the City Dock 239-263-9940 1200 Fifth Avenue South at Tin City 239-263-2734 NaplesWaterfrontDining.com fries and slaw or black beans and rice $27.95 Homemade Chicken Cordon Bleu $2.99/lb. Fresh Ground Sirloin (90/10) $3.99/lb. Top Butt Sirloin Steaks $4.99/lb. Live Lobsters (1-1 lb.) $9.99/lb. Maine Steamers $5.99/lb. Cooked Shrimp (13/15) $12.99/lb. Fresh New England Sword sh $13.99/lb. 4221 East Tamiami Trail, NaplesPricing good from May 18-26, 2017.billsseafoodandmeatery.com 239.331.7544 SPEND $30GET $5 OFFMust present coupon to receive o er; one coupon per customer. O er expires May 26, 2017.Open Daily 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fresh Seafood, Iowa Premium Beef, Cold Cuts, Beer, Wine & More! A Wide Selection of For a Catering quote in Lee County call 209-0940 & in Collier County call 691-7379 to your event Catering! bar fare. Oct. 3, Tipples Tasting Creations A variety of cocktails created by the bar team in 2017 paired with new bar fare. Each event is $65 per person. Reservations are required. The Continental is at 1205 Third St. S. Call 659-0007 or visit www.damicoscontentinental.com. HBs on the Gulf at Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has introduced new lunch and dinner menus for summer. Created by Chef Justin Hornyak, the offerings include small plates such as seared scallops with jerk sauce and blue crab dip; dinner dishes including Florida black grouper with Colusari red rice, coconut Chantilly and mango coulis; and lunch plates such as chicken strozzapreti and a smoked mahi club. HBs on the Gulf is open daily for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and for dinner from 5:30-10 p.m. Call 2612222 or visit www.naplesbeachhotel.com. Sea Salt Naples hosts a wine dinner and friendly competition with French wine expert Jerome Sanchez and Italian wine expert Marcello Palazzi at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 18. Courses include shards of scallops, turbot and goat cheese and ash ravioli. Cost is $145, and reservations are required. The Third Street South restaurant also has the following promotions this month and through June: Lunch at the bar for $12.95, including a glass of house red or white wine, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Happy hour at the bar, with halfprice cocktails, beer and wine by the glass, from 3-6 p.m. daily. Sunset menu for $29.95, with appetizer, entre and dessert, from 5-7 p.m. daily. Thursday-Sunday Live music. And daily specials as follows: Monday dinner Moules frites (steamed mussels with fries and aiolo), $16. Tuesday dinner Half-price bottles of wine under $100. Wednesday dinner Seafood feast (fried calamari, fresh oyster, baked oyster, shrimp cocktail and langoustine pasta), $24. All day Sunday $2 oysters and $5 bloody Marys or mimosas. Sea Salt is at 1186 Third St. S. Call 4347258 or visit www.seasaltnaples.com. CUISINE NEWS Clarified milk punch is one of the featured cocktails at The Continentals inaugural craft cocktail dinner on May 23.
C26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY T-Michaels Steak & Lobster HouseHappy Hour in the Lounge Daily from 4 p.m. to 7. pm. WATERFRONT DINING IN VENETIAN VILLAGEReservations 239.261.0622Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. t-michaels.com4050 Gulf Shore Boulevard North Take US 41 to Park Shore AVAILABLE IN LOUNGE OR DINING ROOMMondayMartini Madness $5 uesdayHamburgers $10 10-Ounce NY Prime Strip $21w/Mash & VegWednesdayAll Fresh Fish Dinners $19w/Mash & Veghursday5-Ounce Filet Mignon $22w/Mash & VegF dayAll-You-Can-Eat Fish-N-Chips $19 Full Rack of Ribs $24w/Fries, Coleslaw & BeansSa rdayPreakness Pa y!PICK THE WINNER FOR A FREE DINNER!Black-Eyed Susan Cocktail $8 Maryland Crab Cakes $12 Prime Rib $21w/Mash & VegSundayComfort Night w/Chopped Steak, Meatloaf or Liver $19w/Mash & Veg Plus, Double Points Night! IT'S MILITARY MONTH! BRING THE RED, WHITE & BLUE ON FRIDAYS & YOUR FIRST DRINK IS ON US! $2.95 GLASSES OF HOUSE WINE WITH THE SUMMER MENU ALL DAY, EVERY DAY IN THE DINING ROOM ONLY! VINOMeeting with the marvelous MondavisWhen Italian immigrants Cesare and Rosa Mondavi moved to Napa Valley in the early 1900s, its pretty certain they had no idea their name would become associated with the pioneers of the American wine industry in the 20th Century. And beyond. A greengrocer by trade, Cesare started buying and selling grapes. Then, in the early 1940s, he started making wine out of them. Soon after, the Mondavis bought the Charles Krug winery from another immigrant family (this one from Germany), and their sons Peter and Robert learned the trade very well, it turns out. The brothers parted company in later years, and Roberts flair for winemaking and promotion made his name the more familiar of the two. But Peter and his sons quietly grew their company into one of the most successful wine brands in America. Today, Peters son Marc runs the Charles Krug winery (along with several other labels hes established). Ive always been involved in wine production, he recollects, even in elementary school. Like many children of Italian parents, he grew up with wine all around. We never had just one bottle of wine on the table at dinner, he says. Marc Mondavi was educated and trained in the art not only at the family table, but also through the famous wine program at University of CaliforniaDavis. I was there at just the right time, he says, adding, I had all the most famous professors. (Later, when Marcs daughters attended UCDavis, they had to use assumed names because everybody but everybody knew who the Mondavis were.) Today, Marcs team produces several brands, including CK Mondavi, a value-priced lineup. He was kind enough to pour a few of them for me at dinner a few weeks ago, and I asked him a question that I pose to every winemaker I interview: Whats the most important thing in the winemaking process? Terroir, he told me. Its the French word for the soil in the vineyard, but like most French words, it means a lot more than that. Terroir creates the end result, Marc believes. Its the dirt that impacts the fruit the most. Following that philosophy, Mondavis winemaking techniques are true to the earth, and hes most proud of the fact that everything the winery uses, from the bottles to the labels to well, everything is Made in the USA Certified. His familys commitment also extends to support of veterans organizations such as the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. During dinner, we sampled the CK Mondavi chardonnay and merlot. There are nine wines in the CK Mondavi portfolio, ranging from a lighter pinot grigio to a rich red blend they call Scarlet Five that includes cabernet sauvignon, merlot and the other traditional Bordeaux varietals. Heres my evaluation (and a bit of appreciation) for the flavor and value the winery is able to pack into this particular brand. CK Mondavi Chardonnay California 2016 ($6.99) A great value, its medium-bodied, giving off citrus aromas and flavors, with a hint of apple and oak. Its 95 percent chardonnay with 2 percent of a grape called Symphony, which was a new one on me, that adds flowery notes to the blend. According to Marc, its a hybrid created at UCDavis. WW 88. CK Mondavi Merlot California 2014 ($6.99) It says merlot on the label because the bottle contains more than 75 percent of that grape, but there are also small amounts of several other varietals that add dark fruit flavors and body. A great everyday sipper. WW 88.Ask the Wine whispererQ: Can you address why a wine cork would crystallize like this? In the multihundreds of wine bottles weve opened, weve never seen a cork come out like this. The wine tasted just fine. What do you think caused it, and was it OK to drink? Annemarie B., Palm Beach GardensA: Wine contains several types of acids. What youre seeing is tartaric acid, which sometimes crystallizes out of bottled wine. It happens more in whites than reds, and youll see them sometimes settled at the bottom of a bottle as well as on the cork. They are harmless, and do not change the taste or quality of the wine. Jerry Greenfield is The Wine Whisperer. He is also creative director of Greenfield Advertising Group. His book,Secrets of the Wine Whisperer, is available through Amazon and also at www.winewhisperer.com. a w s w t h p jerry GREENFIELDvino@floridaweekly.com A cork with tartaric acid crystals.COURTESY PHOTOJerry Greenfield and Marc Mondavistgermainsteakhouse.com email@example.com 403 BAYFRONT PLACE, NAPLES Not valid with any other offer. Example: two beef stroganoff entrees total $36 including complimentary bottle of house wine. Plus tax, gratuity not included. *Consuming raw or undercooked meat, poultry, seafood, shellsh or eggs may increase your risk for food-bourne illness. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 CUISINE REVIEWWe have a hunch youll like Bonita BrunchWhen you open the menu at Bonita Brunch, the numbers are overwhelming: 25 omelets, six eggs benedicts, five burritos, six skillets and more. And thats just the breakfast menu. The lunch list is equally staggering: 14 salads, 13 wraps and stuffed pitas, eight sandwiches, 15 burgers and melts and well, you get the idea. Owner Joe Vushaj is accustomed to big numbers. He came to the U.S. from Albania with nine brothers and sisters. The extended family eventually established themselves in the restaurant business in Michigan before some of the clan moved to Southwest Florida, where one of the brothers opened House of Omelets in Cape Coral. Joe Vushaj launched Bonita Brunch with two daughters last November in the Bonefish Grill plaza in Bonita Springs though you have to drive around to the back to find it. Its worth the effort, as well as some temporary inconvenience due to a construction project at the plaza. We sampled just a minute fraction of the all-encompassing menu, but are eager to return and try more. Our food clearly was made to order with fresh, quality ingredients and served in generous portions. Service is efficient and exceedingly warm you may even get a waitress who takes hands-on service literally. The modernized-diner atmosphere is appealing and on trend shades, perhaps, of the rebranded First Watchs farmhousechic? The tile floor looks deceptively like aged wooden planks, which complements the neutral gray-tan-black color scheme and contrasts the sleek black vinyl booths. The busy kitchen sits behind a tomato-red wall framed by a homey striped valance and bookended by clusters of prefab decorations expressing generic aphorisms such as live, love, eat and believe in the magic. A beautiful, fresh red rose adorned our table. Our waitress touted the specials, which included surprises like flambed saganaki cheese and lamb chops with eggs and toast. As if there arent already enough choices when both breakfast and lunch items are served at noon. We had originally set out to sample a bit of each menu, but our party included two people who rarely eat in the morning and one who could eat breakfast food for each meal of the day. So, we all wanted breakfast. Lunch will have to wait for another visit. The trendier offerings include avocado toast topped with fried eggs and feta, chicken with waffles drizzled with maple syrup and honey mustard, and fanciful waffle/pancake/French toast flavors such as Reeses peanut butter cup, SMore and Elvis (peanut butter and banana drizzled with chocolate). A picture on the restaurants Facebook page shows the gluttonous Sampler Skillet, a mix of corned beef, pastrami, peppers, cheese, eggs and home fries blanketed with sausage gravy. None of us was up to that cardiac challenge, but we managed to finish three very different dishes, washed down with glasses of fresh-brewed iced tea ($2.55) and Diet Coke ($2.55). From the eggs benedict choices, I selected the Crabby Benedict ($12.75) two crab cakes topped with tomato, spinach sauted with garlic, two poached eggs and hollandaise and a dusting of Old Bay. At this price, you can hardly expect pure jumbo lump crabmeat; even though they were padded out with stuffing-like fillers, they still had good crab flavor and an appealingly crisp crust. The eggs were incredibly soft and silky, and the scratch-made hollandaise was not overly rich or overapplied. Each element of the dish was present in just the right proportion. The corned beef hash ($9), in contrast, was more one-dimensional. The meat was very finely chopped too finely chopped for our taste. If there were potatoes or onions or any other ingredients mixed in, they were so miniscule that we couldnt taste them. We would have preferred a chunkier texture for the salty, crusty meat, and a little more complexity in flavor. The over-easy eggs were perfectly cooked, and the wheat toast was fine. Regardless of the criticisms, my guest cleaned his plate. For those who prefer to a sweeter breakfast treat, there are plate-sized waffles ($8) with your choice of toppings from basic banana to cinnamon roll with a cream cheese glaze. The waffle itself was light and crispy, with a hint of vanilla. My guest opted for Nutella ($1.50) and pecan (50 cents) toppings, and they were amply applied, along with a dusting of powdered sugar. Two slices of good, chewy bacon were added on the side, which cost an extra $2.50. Whether you start your day or take your lunch break at Bonita Brunch, I have a hunch you will find more than one item to satisfy your hunger. Bonita Brunch26381 S. Tamiami Trail Bonita Springs; 405-7415 Ratings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: >> Hours: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. daily >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: $5-$13.50 >> Beverages: Soft drinks >> Specialties of the house: Diner classics >> Volume: Low >> Parking: Plaza lot >> Website: On Facebook Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Corned beef hash with two eggs and toast is one of the more traditional breakfast dishes. You can concoct your own waffle creation with toppings such as Nutella and pecans at Bonita Brunch. Crabby Benedict features crab cakes topped with eggs, spinach, tomato and hollandaise. drew STERWALDcuisine@floridaweekly.com Bonita Brunch puts a modern spin on diner dcor. 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 NOW OPEN FOR BREAKFAST!Daily from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
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With two Phase II residences available for purchase at Naples Square, homebuyers continue to be captivated by The Ronto Groups three furnished Phase II models that showcase interior designs by three of Naples finest interior designers. Sales associates are available for model tours at the Sales Gallery at 100 South Goodlette-Frank Road or at the Model Center at 1030 3rd Avenue South, #101, both of which are open daily. Naples Square is being developed by Ronto at the corner of 5th Avenue South and Goodlette-Frank Road in downtown Naples. The communitys walkable lifestyle is bringing a sense of cohesion to downtown by connecting 5th Avenue to Bayfront with access on 10th Street via 3rd Avenue South. Phase III construction is expected to commence in the 4th quarter of 2017. Eight Phase III floor plans range from 1,460 to 3,238 square feet under air and are base-priced from $695,000. The one and two story, two and three bedroom plus den plans include spacious living areas and open-air terraces. Ronto has announced plans for the Shoppes at Naples Square are actively being developed. The project will be a combination of retail and restaurant space on the eastern edge of Naples Square and will complete Naples Squares walkable lifestyle. Ronto anticipates retail openings in 2019. The Phase II Ballard model features an interior by Robb & Stuckys Susan J. Bleda, ASID and interior designer Rachelle Porco. The Ballard plan offers a total of 1,732 square feet of living space, including an open-air balcony. The plan includes two bedrooms, two baths, a den, a great room, and an island kitchen. The great room, master bedroom, and guest bedroom all open to the balcony. Twilight is the inspiration for the Ballard model where the designers have created a magical ambiance by using clear materials like glass and Lucite, reflective surfaces of polished chrome and silver metal, and soft white background colors with accents of soft periwinkle blue, grayed lavender and silver. The foyer features a flooring inset of circular tiles outlined by shining metal strips. The main flooring is Carrera-look white porcelain tile with gray accents. A modern chandelier with shards of clear glass in a polished chrome frame features industrial-look exposed light bulbs. A polished chrome and marble console table is accompanied by a mirror with a silver frame. The great room opens to the balcony and features a media wall with a linear stainless steel surround fireplace and a television mounted above. The media wall is faux-finished with subtle silver striations designed to evoke the designs quiet water theme. Flanking the media wall are two long contemporary art pieces. A soft white leather sofa is accented with textured periwinkle blue throw pillows. Two round pure white side tables sit beside the sofa and host polished chrome lamps. A chrome and glass cocktail table and two acrylic side chairs with cushions upholstered in a periwinkle fabric complete the seating area. Ceiling design details create definition between the great room and dining areas. Flowing side panels in a silver fabric add a bit of city chic to the windows. The dining area is centered on a wall boasting an abstract painting in tones of bright white, silver, and hints of periwinkle. The contemporary Parsons-style dining table features a white quartz top and stainless steel legs. White leather dining chairs with acrylic legs surround the table. White shaker style cabinetry is featured in the open kitchen and complemented with a sunset-toned backsplash done in pale lavender and gray glass tiles. Countertops on both the perimeter and the island are finished with white quartz with speckled gray accents. Triangular chrome and glass pendants hang above the island and are illuminated with Edison bulbs. Polished chrome counter stools topped with shimmery silver leather easily pull up to the island for casual entertaining. The study features a built-in desk/shelf with white shaker style cabinetry underneath for storage. This wall also functions as a media wall and includes a wallmounted television. A sand colored textured wall covering sparkles with abstract shapes in silver and gold tones. The silver fabric on a sleeper sofa is accented with periwinkle blue pillows and sits on a textured white area rug. Two tripod-shaped end tables with silver bases flank the sofa and two ottomans with transparent acrylic bases are topped with cushions in a periwinkle blue fabric. A silver drum chandelier hangs above. Silver and white tones continue into the carpeted owners bedroom where a white wood-framed king bed features white linen upholstered panels on the headboard and footboard and an additional panel of silver fabric accenting the top of the headboard. White lacquered nightstands with stainless steel legs and contemporary hardware face a matching console with a textured white lacquer front. Two silver framed mirrors are hung above the nightstands. The suite opens onto the spacious terrace. In the master bath, white shaker style cabinetry is used on the double vanity and is accented with silver hardware and matching mirrors. Sandy-toned quartz countertops and a geometric patterned backsplash in polished white stone and silvery glass also appear as a decorative detail in the shower. A wall covering in silver and white has splashes of shining glass beads running throughout to provide a touch of chic glamour. The balcony features two areas for entertaining and relaxing. A white square dining table with brushed aluminum legs seats four on white sling dining chairs. A modern white chaise is paired with a metallic garden stool for private sunset cocktails. Visit NaplesSquare.com. Phase II Ballard model showcased at Naples Square s i ch t e a b o h c WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 1SPONSORED CONTENT YOUR GUIDE TO NEW HOME COMMUNITIES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA Above: Naples Squares Phase II Ballard floor plan offers a total of 1,732 square feet of living space, including an open-air balcony. Right: The Phase II Ballard model at Naples Square features an interior designed by Robb & Stuckys Bleda and Porco. Below: In the Phase II Ballard models master bath, white shaker style cabinetry is used on the double vanity and is accented with silver hardware and matching mirrors.
2 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYValencia Bonita by GL Homes offers an amazing lifestyle in a perfect locationWhen it comes to the finest in luxury communities, Valencia Bonita by GL Homes offers the ultimate 55+ lifestyle, from gorgeous homes to all of the best recreation amenities and activities. Ideally located in the beautiful city of Bonita Springs, Valencia Bonita features gorgeous single-family residences, priced from the $309,000s to the $594,000s, and includes 21 unique floorplans. Residents and visitors will be welcomed by a multi-million dollar entrance that has breathtaking waterfalls surrounded by lush landscaping. All of the best features from our previous Valencia communities and more have been added to Valencia Bonita, said Dianna Betancourt, Vice President and Project Manager of Valencia Bonita. This community truly offers everything new homebuyers desire. At Valencia Bonita, homebuyers can choose from five gorgeous home collections that include the Signature, Regal, Vintage, Crown and Classic Collections that range in size from 1,738 to 3,350 airconditioned square feet of living space. The stunning homes offer two to four bedrooms and two to three and one half baths and include designer-appointed standard features such as master suites with walk-in closets, fine cabinetry, high interior finishes and screened-in and covered patios. The communitys 45,000 square-foot decorator appointed Clubhouse and Lifestyle Complex will feature an on-site restaurant with indoor and outdoor bars; a spa with peaceful rooms available for a variety of treatments and services; a grand ballroom with raised stage and dance floor; a fully equipped fitness center with a fitness studio for personal training, Pilates or yoga; a lavish sports lounge with TVs, billiards and card rooms; a cooking studio for hands-on cooking classes and demonstrations; an arts and crafts room complete with a kiln; and more. The lifestyle director will be coordinating various community events, Broadway style shows, cocktail parties and more to keep residents calendars full. Outside, residents will enjoy the Racquet Club that will feature a state-of-theart pro shop that overlooks eight clay tennis courts, eight pickleball courts and two bocce courts with shade pavilions for viewing exhibitions, tournaments and match play, and offers a wide assortment of racquets, strings, grips, and apparel for men and women. Residents and their guests can enjoy competitive and recreational leagues, tennis tournaments, social events and mixers, tennis lessons and clinics, a professional and dedicated staff and a state of the art programmable ball machine. To cool off after a match a resort-style swimming pool, swimmers pool with lap lanes, wading pool for the grandchildren and a cozy fit pit area to socialize with friends, family and neighbors will be available at Valencia Bonita. Bonita Springs boasts many options for activities, from gorgeous beaches and shopping to casual and fine dining options, as well as easy access to major airports, hospitals, medical facilities, banks, salons, grocery stores and more. The sales center is now open at 16701 Bonita Beach Road in Bonita Springs. To visit, take I-75, exit at 116 Bonita Beach Road, travel east approximately four miles and Valencia Bonita will be on the right. For more information about Valencia Bonita, call 888-858-8676 or visit the website http://www.glhomes. com/valencia-bonita. Above: The expansive Charleston Grande features two bedrooms, including a sweeping master retreat with his and hers closets and bay-window sitting area, formal living and dining rooms, a club room, a library/optional third bedroom, three bathrooms and a threecar garage, with a total of 3,350 square feet of air conditioned living space. Featured in the Classic Collection, the Carlyle design is available to be built from the ground up and features three bedrooms, three and one half bathrooms, club room, great room and threecar garage.
LUXURY VILLAS, COACH HOMES & SINGLEFAMILY HOMES FROM THE MID $300s TO OVER $1 MILLION Discover Naples Community of the YearNestled along the scenic Cypress Waterway only 5 minutes from downtown Naples youll nd a waterfront lifestyle that others can only dream of. Where an incredible selection of award-winning Minto homes complements an extraordinary setting for every day adventures and non-stop fun. Simply put, Life is better in The Isles. Come experience it for yourself! ISLES AWAYfrom the ordinary ON NAPLES BAY, 5 MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN AND THE BEACHES Isles Club Amenities:Classic Old Florida Clubhou se Fitness Center Resort-Style Pool Lap Pool Cabanas Tennis Courts Kayak Launch Event Lawn Pickleball Courts 8 miles of scenic kayak and hiking trails Available membership at adjoining yacht club and marina with deep water access to the Gulf of Mexico For location, hours of operation and further details about our award-winning communities throughout Florida, visit MintoFla.com. GET STARTED ATMintoFla.com5445 Caribe Avenue, Naples, FL 34113 Located on US 41/Tamiami Trail East, just south of Thomasson Drive(888) 707-1251 HURRY FOR LIMITED TIME INCENTIVESAVE UP TO $60,000!* 951 951 Pine Ridge RoadNAPLESNAPLES Gulf of MexicoOF C O LL I ER P RE S E R V E NNaples Bay Davis Boulevard Golden Gate Pkwy. Hamilton Harbor 5th Ave. Dollar Bay Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve *Limited time incentive on select homes, please see a New Home Sales Professional for details. Minto Communities, LLC 2017. Not an offer where prohibited by state statutes. All rights reserved. Content may not be reproduced, copied, altered, distributed, stored or transferred in any form or by any means without express written permission. Artists renderings, dimensions, specifications, prices and features are approximate and subject to change without notice. Minto, the Minto logo, The Isles of Collier Preserve and The Isles of Collier Preserve logo are trademarks of Minto Communities, LLC and/or its affiliates. CGC 1519880. 5/2017
4 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYStock Custom Homes reports more than $38 million YTD salesStock Custom Homes, a division of Stock Development, has processed 11 custom estate sales worth more than $38 million since January 1. Custom grand estate residences by Stock Custom Homes are enjoyed by homeowners in Naples most prestigious neighborhoods and communities, including Park Shore, Pine Ridge Estates, The Moorings, Bonita Bay, Marco Island, and Estuary at Grey Oaks. Headed by Vice President Matt Sellick, Stock Custom Homes has sold just under $170 million in estate homes over the past three years. A synergistic building process that includes an expert team of architects, interior designers, custom pool designers, and construction professionals creates customized living experiences that fulfill each homeowners unique preferences. A collection of grand estate floor plans provides a starting point for designing customized residences ranging from traditional estates and contemporary masterpieces to luxurious waterfront and golf course homes. Now celebrating its 15th year as Southwest Floridas preeminent homebuilder, Stock Development has completed more than 4,000 homes in the areas most preferred communities. Stock has been recognized as the Builder of the Year by the Collier Building Industry Association three times and has been received more than 500 awards for excellence in construction and design. Stock Custom Homes quality, craftsmanship, and client focused approach have evolved from Stock Developments 15-year legacy of excellence and offer sophisticated luxury homebuyers an opportunity to create a truly one-of-a-kind custom estate residence. After selling its 7,713-square feet Neapolitan estate model in Estuary at Grey Oaks listed for over $7 million less than 90 days after completion in 2015, Stock Custom Homes 7,019 square feet under air, two-story Aqualane grand estate residence in Estuary also listed for over $7 million sold earlier this year. Designed by RG Designs, the floor plan includes large inviting spaces. Soco Interiors Daniel Kilgore, ASID and Natalie Kibler created the homes coastal contemporary resortstyle interior. A grand parlour includes a fireplace. The living areas feature a grand room and kitchen that open to an outdoor living area with a year-round kitchen, a spacious dining area, and a see-through fireplace. A formal dining room that seat eights, a full wet bar, a comfortable club room, study, five bedrooms, five full baths, two half-baths, an owners garage, and a three-car garage are included. Listed for $3,595,000, Stock Custom Homes residence at 675 Anchor Road in North Naples has also sold. The home presents a floor plan offering 4,189-square feet. The living area features a great room with a fireplace, an island kitchen, a walkin wine room, formal dining room, study, four bedrooms, four full baths and two half-baths, an outdoor living area with a summer kitchen, fireplace, pool and spa, a one-car garage, and a two-car garage. The residence features an interior by Soco Interiors Charlotte Horvath. She created a transitional design with clean profiles that provides a comfortable ambiance. Stock Custom Homes 4,189-square feet sold residence at 3050 Crayton Road is suited to a luxurious indoor/outdoor lifestyle. The primary living areas feature a great room with a fireplace, a gourmet island kitchen, a walk-in wine room, formal dining room, study, four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths plus a pool bath, a one-car garage, a two-car garage, and an impressive motor court. The great room, study, master bedroom, and breakfast area open to a spacious outdoor living area with a summer kitchen, fireplace, pool and spa. The residence showcases an interior by Meredith Summersgill, Senior Designer at Soco Interiors and was listed at $3,495,000 with furnishings. Two residences sold in the Pine Ridge Estates neighborhood. A residence at 392 West Street features 4,369-square feet plus 1,084 square feet of covered lanai space. The great room plan includes a formal dining room, island kitchen, study, exercise room, three bedrooms plus a VIP suite, three-and-a-half baths plus a pool bath, and two two-car garages. The home also includes a fireplace and outdoor kitchen on the lanai as well as a pool and spa. Listed at $3,495,000 furnished, the home showcases an interior design by Soco Interiors Daniel Kilgore. A second residence at 186 North Street was listed at $3,495,000 and features an interior by Vogue Interiors Sheila Corasaniti, IDS. Corasaniti created a coastal retreat finished in soothing colors, including soft taupes with accents of sky blues and tonal creams. Weathered oak wood flooring runs throughout the home. A custom beamed ceiling detail is a design highlight in the dining room. A beamed ceiling detail in the great room echoes the ceiling treatment in the dining room. Residences by Stock Custom Homes that have sold since January 1 also include three estates in Bay Woods at Bonita Bay and two residences in The Colony. Estate homes by Stock Custom Homes are available in Bay Woods and at 3750 Fountainhead Lane in Park Shore. The 4,238-square feet Stella residence in Bay Woods includes a living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, wet bar, double-island kitchen and family room, a study, four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, and a three-car garage. An outdoor living space includes a fireplace, outdoor kitchen, and a custom pool and spa. Priced at $2,810,000 with furnishings, the Stella showcases an interior by Soco Interiors. The Caribbean style of Stocks residence designed by MHK Architecture and Planning at 3750 Fountainhead Lane includes richly finished exterior details. The residence was named recipient of Park Shores 2017 Beautification Award. Priced at $3,395,000 with furnishings, the 4,189 square feet two-story residence showcases an interior by Clive Daniel Homes Rebekah Errett-Pikosky and Charlie Hansen. To learn more about Stock Custom Homes, visit stockdevelopment.com. Above: Stock Custom Homes sold its 7,713-square feet Neapolitan estate model in Estuary at Grey Oaks listed for $7 million less than 90 days after completion in 2015 and sold its 7,019 square feet under air, two-story Aqualane grand estate residence in Estuary listed for more than $7 million earlier this year. Right: One of two residences sold by Stock Custom Homes in Pine Ridge Estates, the residence located at 186 North Street was listed at $3,495,000 furnished and features an interior by Vogue Interiors Sheila Corasaniti, IDS. Stock Custom Homes 4,189-square feet sold residence at 3050 Crayton Road is suited to a luxurious indoor/ outdoor lifestyle. The residence showcases an interior by Meredith Summersgill, Senior Designer at Soco Interiors and was listed at $3,495,000 with furnishings.
R R e e s s t t a a u u r r a a n n t t & & Outdoor Cafe 1 1 0 0 0 0 s s o o f f C C l l u u b b s s & Activities 1 1 0 0 A A c c r r e e R R e e c c r r e e a a t t i i o o n n C C o o m m p p l l e e x x 45,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse F F i i t t n n e e s s s s C C e e n n t t e e r r & & A A e e r r o o b b i i c c s s R R o o o o m m s s S S o o c c i i a a l l H H a a l l l l f f o o r r E E v v e e n n t t s s & & S S h h o o w w s s T T r r a a n n s s i i t t i i o o n n a a l l S S t t y y l l e e H H o o m m e e D D e e s s i i g g n n s s Brokers Welcome Broker must accompany client during clients initial visit to this community. Both the client and Broker must execute the Devel opers Registration Form on the initial visit. Broker must also execute the Developers Broker Participation Agreement. Valencia Bonita is being developed and sold by Bonita Springs Associates I, LLLP. Valencia Bonita is designed for residents aged 55 & older, and is intended to meet the exemption under the Federal Fair Housing Act. This is not an offering in states where prior registration is required. 2017 FW 10400-014 3-28-17 GLHOMES.COM (239) 308-4600 Sophisticated style and extraordinary amenities are coming to Bonita Springs! 16701 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 Take I-75 to Bonita Beach Rd., go East 4 miles and follow the signs. Open Daily: 9:30am-5:30pm. An Exciting New Concept in 55 + Living is Here! GRAND OPENING Amazing 55+ Living in Bonita Springs from the $300s to the $600s Take Advantage of Pre-Construction Pricing While It Lasts! GLHOMESCOM(239)3084600 Its the grand opening of Valencia Bonita GL Homes newest Valencia community! Get in on the ground oor at this pre-construction event and learn about the unsurpassed 55 plus lifestyle that is second to none! Valencia Bonita features over 20 spacious home designs, a spectacular clubhouse, and luxurious amenities that rival the nest resorts. At Valencia Bonita, youll love where you live. Call today for more information!
6 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYKalea Bays first tower nears sellout Tower 2 released for saleKalea 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/4.5bath 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 SubZero 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 openair 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. Above: All master bedrooms offer views of the Gulf of Mexico. Kalea Bay residences have very open floor plans. Tower 2, which was released for sale at the start of the year, is 22 stories tall. Right: Kalea Bays 88,000-square-foot clubhouse, with three pools, is slated to be completed in November. Kalea Bays Tower 1 and Tower 2 were designed with rooftop amenities, including a sky lounge, spectacular pool and open-air fitness center. Ab ov e: All m as te r bedr oo ms o ff er v ie ws o f
BROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOME. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. NOT AN OFFERING WHERE PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. FLStockDevelopment DIAMOND CUSTOM HOMES | EMERALD HOMES | FLORIDA LIFESTYLE HOMES | FOX CUSTOM BUILDERS | LONDON BAY HOMES MCGARVEY CUSTOM HOMES | SEAGATE DEVELOPMENT GROUP | STOCK SIGNATURE HOMES 6289 BURNHAM ROAD | NAPLES, FL 34119 | 239.592.1010 | QUAILWEST.COMFrom $1 million to over $7 million For years, Quail West has set the standard for exceptional design and rened estate living. And now, with an impressive surge in estate home sales in the past month, Quail West has commanded the attention of Naples most discerning homebuyers. Come experience the glorious evolution at Quail West, with the grand opening of a redesigned clubhouse, brand new tness center, and exquisite model residences from the areas most distinguished builders.Visit Quail West and tour our collection of fully furnished models today!MAGNIFICENT: THE SE UEL. QCome discover the BEST-SELLING LUXURY COMMUNITY in Naples.QUAIL WEST REALTY, EXCLUSIVE SALES AGENT, LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER BRIGITTEMCGARVEY CUSTOM HOMES 4 bedrooms & 4 + 2-1/2 baths | $4,795,000 CASA BELLISIMAFOX CUSTOM BUILDERS 4 bedrooms & 4 1/2 baths | $3,399,000 CASA KAE FLORIDA LIFESTYLE HOMES 4 bedrooms & 5 1/2 baths | $4,495,000 CHARLESTOWNDIAMOND CUSTOM HOMES 4 bedrooms & 4 + 2-1/2 baths | $3,695,000 PINE VALLEYSEAGATE DEVELOPMENT GROUP 4 bedrooms & 4 1/2 baths | $4,295,000 STELLASTOCK SIGNATURE HOMES 4 bedrooms & 4 baths | $2,339,460 SOLD SOLD SOLD L L L D D D D A sampling of our luxury estate homes MAGNOLIADIAMOND CUSTOM HOMES 4 bedrooms & 4 1/2 baths | $3,695,000 AVIGNONLONDON BAY HOMES 4 bedrooms & 5-1/2 baths | $4,975,000
8 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 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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10 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Isles of Collier Preserve where residents celebrate nature and active livingThe Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples by Minto Communities is an award-winning master-planned community inspired by nature, informed by historic references to the classic southern coastal architecture of Old Naples, and designed to accommodate an active lifestyle that is connected to nature. Just four miles east of downtown Naples, The Isles of Collier Preserve provides residents with a stunningly beautiful private world bordered by Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Naples Botanical Garden and Dollar Bay. More than 1,300 acres of the communitys 2,400 acres are dedicated to natural habitat and nature preserves connected by a network of recreational trails, nature observation stations, bike paths and waterways for kayaking. Residents and visitors enter The Isles of Collier Preserve through a gatehouse archway distinguished by a reflecting pool. Next stop for visitors the Discovery Sales Center, described as more nature center than sales center. A Neighbors Room presents displays on neighbors Rookery Bay Reserve, Naples Botanical Garden, and Conservancy of Southwest Florida, among others. A rustic boardwalk encircles a recreated cypress wetland and 14 cypress tree replica. Visitors can take a virtual tour at interactive stations, take an eco-friendly electric boat ride or explore via Minto-provided bicycle or kayak. World-class amenities inspired by Collier history The Isles Club with its inviting coastal cottage style design inspired by the original Naples Beach Hotel built in 1888 is at the communitys center. Like the original Naples Beach Hotel, The Isles Club is distinguished by a stylized cupola and large awning-shaded front porch. Residents and friends gather at The Isles Club for dining and social functions, swimming in the resortstyle pool and lap pool, tennis, pickleball and workouts in the state-of-theart fitness center. A lushly landscaped event courtyard, yoga lawn and kayak launch provide additional opportunities for outdoor recreation. Home choices to meet every lifestyle Minto offers a selection of 43 innovative, energy-efficient home designs at The Isles of Collier Preserve that complement their spectacular natural surroundings and present a contemporary interpretation of classic Florida coastal home styles. Selections include coach homes, villas and single-family homes ranging from the mid-$300s to more than $1 million. For a limited time, Minto is offering up to $50,000 in purchase incentives on select move-in ready homes the Pimento single-family home and the Mimosa villa home. The Pimento includes a pool and spa with a beautiful water view. It is 2,333 square feet under air with two bedrooms, den, 2.5 baths and three-car garage, and priced at $823,237. The Mimosa villa is 1,780 square feet under air with two bedrooms, two baths, den, two-car garage and water view, and priced at $528,480. The available Orchid Grande threestory coach home features 2,169 square feet under air with two bedrooms, two baths, den, sunroom, third floor observatory, two-car garage and private elevator. It is priced at $658,250 with a limited time incentive of $60,000. Visit 16 furnished models Sixteen furnished models include nine single-family homes, four onestory villas, and three award-winning coach homes. Single-family homes range from 2,016 to 4,327 square feet under air, and are priced from the high$400s to over $1 million. Designed for entertaining, homes feature gourmet kitchens with large seating and serving islands, open floor plans, private guest quarters, and luxurious outdoor living areas with nature and water views. Coach homes include one, two and three story floor plans ranging from 1,621 square feet under air to 2,960 square feet under air, priced from the mid-$400s to $600s. All include two-car garages. Two-and-three-story coach homes also include private elevators. Architecturally detailed ceiling treatments, bright, open floor plans, large eat-in kitchens, formal dining rooms and more are among Mintos distinctive luxury touches. Villas range from 1,565 square feet under air to 1,862 square feet under air, and are priced from the mid-$300s. Villa homes include two to three bedrooms, plus den or hobby room, great room, dining room, two baths, covered lanai and two-car garage. An award-winning master planned community A recognized leader in green construction, Minto has won many national and regional awards for The Isles of Collier Preserve. These include three silver awards from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), including the 2016 Best in American Living Award for Best Mixed Community, the 2017 Nationals Award for Best Clubhouse, and the 2017 Best in American Living Award for Best Community Facility. The Isles of Collier Preserve also received the Grand Aurora Award for Master-Planned Community of the Year from the Southeast Building Conference (SEBC), the largest building industry trade show in the southeast, and the Community of the Year award at the Collier Building Industry Association 2016 Sand Dollar Awards. Minto developed The Isles of Collier Preserve using its own funding sources, electing not to utilize Community Development District (CDD) funds, and saving homeowners at The Isles of Collier Preserve thousands of dollars in annual assessments. The Isles of Collier Preserve is located just four miles east of downtown Naples on U.S. 41/Tamiami Trail East. The Discovery Sales Center is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information on The Isles of Collier Preserve call 888-707-1251 or visit mintofla.com. A m r Above: An eco-friendly electric boat is available at The Isles of Collier Preserve Discovery Sales Center dock for tours of the Cypress Waterway. The Isles Club resort-style pool, lap pool, shaded cabanas and sandy beach area provide the ultimate environment for relaxation and socializing. The Isles of Collier Preserve is an award-winning masterplanned community. Left: The Pimento singlefamily home includes pool and spa with a beautiful water view. It is 2,333 square feet under air, with two bedrooms, den, two-and-a half baths and three-car garage and is priced at $823,237. Model home shown in photo.
ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY CHAPTER 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. & Exclusive Sales & Marketing by Wilson& Associates The Skys the Stage... ...for an Encore Performance Tower 2 makes its debut at Kalea Bay. Pre-construction pricing. Morning sunrises and evening sunsets. A performance youll want to watch over and over again. Secure your front-row seat for an encore presentation center, plus one spectacular clubhouse. Residences priced from $1.4 million. 13910 Old Coast Road, Naples, FL 34110 KaleaBay.com 239-793-0110From US 41 take Wiggins Pass Road and go north on Vanderbilt Drive. (Bridge on Vanderbilt Drive, between 111th Ave. N. and Wiggins Pass Rd. closed)
12 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYCompleted models and unfurnished residences available at Quail WestQuail West is offering a collection of completed luxury homes that present homebuyers an opportunity to make their purchase decisions now and be in a newly constructed home before fall season. Quail Wests amenity rich lifestyle has been enhanced by the completion of Phase I of a clubhouse renovation initiative and improvements to the communitys Preserve golf course. Phase II of the initiative is scheduled to begin this summer. Enhancements to the Lakes golf course are underway with completion expected by the end of the year. Stock Signature Homes 4,238 square feet Stella model is available in Quail Wests Cortland neighborhood. The Stella includes a formal living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, wet bar, a double-island kitchen and family room, study, four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, and a three-car garage. The living room and family room open to a lanai featuring a fireplace, outdoor kitchen, and a pool and spa. The furnished Stella model is priced at $2,339,460 and features an interior by Soco Interiors. Priced at $2,319,575 furnished, Stocks Normandy II model in Cortland showcases an interior by Clive Daniel Home. The 4,124 square feet plan includes four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, and a study. A massive living area includes a great room, dining area, wet bar, a double-island kitchen, and an entertainment bar overlooking the outdoors. One of the guest bedrooms is designed as a cabana suite. The great room opens a lanai with a kitchen, fireplace, pool, and spa. A three-car garage is included. Stocks unfurnished Glenmore residence offers 3,591 square feet and an outdoor living area measuring 995 square feet that features a fireplace, kitchen, pool, and spa. Priced at $1,633,085 unfurnished, the four-bedroom, fourand-a-half bath great room plan includes a comfortable dining area, study, and a three-car garage. Priced at $3,799,990 fully-furnished, Stocks 4,937 square feet Aqualina estate includes a formal living room with a fireplace. The plan features a formal dining room, a wine cellar, four bedrooms, four full baths and two half-baths. A doubleisland kitchen adjoins a family room opening to an outdoor living area with a fireplace, kitchen, pool, and spa. The Aqualina showcases an interior by Marc Michaels Interior Design. Diamond Custom Homes 5,541 square feet Magnolia estate presents an interior by Pacifica Interior Design. The open-concept plan includes a great room, wet bar, spacious dining area, gourmet island kitchen, and a comfortable lounge area. The great room and lounge open to an outdoor area with a kitchen, a covered loggia, and a pool deck with a fire pit. The plan includes a library and an upstairs television area and billiards room that open to outdoor terraces. The plan features four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, and a three-car garage. The furnished Magnolia estate is priced at $3,695,000. London Bay Homes Avignon estate is priced at $4,975,000 and offers 5,895 square feet. The plan includes a sitting area and gallery that opens to the outdoors, a study that also opens to the outdoors, an island kitchen, dining area, great room, and wet bar, four bedrooms, five full baths and one half-bath, multiple covered outdoor living areas that include a kitchen and overlook a landscaped green space, pool and spa, and a four-car garage. The Avignon features an interior by Romanza Interior Design. Seagate Development Group, LLCs 5,693 square feet Pine Valley estate includes a great room that opens to an outdoor living area with a pool and spa, a fireplace, and a kitchen. A detached one-bedroom casita is situated adjacent to the pool. The plan features a clubroom with a media area, a bar with a window that opens to the outdoor area, a wine room, double-island kitchen, and a lounge area. A gallery hallway includes floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a garden. The plan includes a four-car garage. The furnished Pine Valley is priced at $4,295,000. Fox Custom Builders 5,669 square feet Casa Bellissima estate is a four bedroom, four-and-a-half bath, two-story residence that includes formal living and dining rooms, a library, a two-sided fireplace, three wet bars, an island kitchen, a family room, an upstairs leisure room, a twocar garage and a three-car garage. The residence features an outdoor living area with a kitchen, fireplace, pool and spa, as well as walled landscaped courtyards off the family room and kitchen, and a master bath with an outdoor shower and trellis. Offered at $3,399,000 furnished, the Casa Bellissima features an interior by Clive Daniel Home. Stocks 4,554 square feet Atherton estate includes a great room with a fireplace, a wine room, four bedrooms, four full baths and two half baths, a study, formal dining room, an island kitchen, exercise room, and an outdoor living area with a pool and spa, fireplace, and kitchen. The plan also includes two two-car garages. Priced at $3,236,980 furnished, the Atherton features an interior by Soco Interiors. Stocks 4,349 square feet unfurnished Matera estate offers four bedrooms, fourand-a-half baths, a study, formal living room with a fireplace and a wet bar, a formal dining room, an island kitchen and family room, and covered lanai spaces that include a kitchen, fireplace, dining and conversation areas, and a pool and spa. The plan includes a three-car garage and a two-car garage. The unfurnished Matera estate is priced at $2,499,990. Quail West is located east of Interstate 75, one mile south of Bonita Beach Road. Take Exit 116 (Bonita Beach Road) east. Turn right on Bonita Grande Drive and follow the signs to the sales center. Call 239.592.1010. Visit Quail West online at www.QuailWest.com. Above: London Bay Homes Avignon furnished estate model at Quail West is priced at $4,975,000 and offers 5,895 square feet under air. The Avignon features an interior by Romanza Interior Design. Below: Priced at $3,799,990 fully-furnished, Stock Signature Homes 4,937 square feet Aqualina estate at Quail West showcases an interior by Marc Michaels Interior Design. Seagate Development Group, LLCs 5,693 square feet Pine Valley estate at Quail West includes a great room that opens to an outdoor living area with a pool and spa, a fireplace, and a kitchen. The furnished Pine Valley is priced at $4,295,000.
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14 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF MAY 18-24, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Babcock Ranch inspires active livingSome people prefer to experience life as more of a spectator sport. Others take the full-contact approach diving right in as full participants in every adventure that comes their way. From miles of trails, sparkling lakes and an activities calendar jam-packed with weekly, quarterly and annual events the new eco-centric town of Babcock Ranch provides boundless opportunities for those longing to immerse themselves in an active, healthy lifestyle. Located off State Road 31 north of the Lee County Civic Center, the solar-powered town being built by Kitson & Partners will include 19,500 homes, nearly 50,000 residents and six million square feet of commercial space. When pioneer residents begin settling into homes in the Lake Timber neighborhood later this year, theyll discover a downtown district already vibrant with daily activity. The great thing about Babcock Ranch is that you dont have to live here to be part of what were doing, said Syd Kitson, Chairman and CEO of Kitson & Partners. Were creating a real hometown, an inviting place where people from all around the area can connect with nature and with each other. In addition to the natural amenities and expansive trails open for all to explore on their own, Babcock Ranch offers a variety of fitness classes free to any an all who want to shape up. From paddleboard yoga to bootcamp, activities director Michelle Churchill aims to provide a diverse menu of fitness activities for all ages and interests. Working out can and should be something to look forward to not a chore to be avoided, Churchill said. Its not just about healthy living. Its about connections, being part of an experience that builds lasting friendships. Organized activities currently on the calendar include a Strength and Conditioning class every Tuesday at 10 a.m. that incorporates muscular strength and endurance workouts. The classes, held under the band shell at Founders Square, are free and no advance registration is required. Every Wednesday starting in mid-June early-rising running enthusiasts gather at 6:30 am for a weekly Run at the Ranch. At 5:15 p.m. each Wednesday, Churchill leads a full body workout at the Founders Square bandshell. Designed to develop all-around fitness, the free class includes cardio workout to music and utilizes resistance tubes and body weight exercises to increase core strength. Saturday mornings boast a series of free classes starting with Bootcamp at 8:30 a.m. to burn calories while improving agility, flexibility and coordination. Meditation and Yoga classes start at 10 am each Saturday at the bandshell and the weekly Paddleboard Yoga class launches at 11:00 a.m. If you dont have your own paddleboard, the cost to rent one for the class is just $5.00. Theres more on tap for the summer. Starting June 13, Tuesday mornings will include a 9 am Mom & Me Fitness Class where Moms, Dads and extended family members can enjoy an all-around body workout with their little ones. Weekly Aqua Fit classes in the Lake House pool at Lake Timber start July 10 at 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning soccer camp for K-3 students runs from June 3 to July 1. To learn more about the active lifestyle you can experience at Babcock Ranch, visit www.babcockranch.com. Above: Babcock Ranch events and activities get everyone moving toward a healthier way of life. Whether with a group or on your own the first five miles of trails welcome all to immerse themselves in nature. Left: Curry Creek Outfitters on Founders Square will equip you to test drive an active lifestyle. Grab a bike and take to the trails, or paddle out to join the weekly Paddle Board Yoga Class on Lake Babcock. a Broker participation is welcome. Prices, plans, specifications and community design are subject to change. Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating the representations of the developer. For correct information regarding Babcock Ranch, interested parties should refer to written materials provided by the developer, legislative acts related to Babcock Ranch and the covenants and restrictions of the Babcock Ranch Residential Association, Inc. The information provided above is not intended to be an offering and should be considered as informational only. A better lifeBABCOCKRANCH.COM 888-979-7220Your room. Your house. Your street. The place you learned to ride. The place you learned to throw. The place you learned to cli mb and drive and be a good friend. The place that molds you is the place that stays with you your whole life. Thats why we create d Babcock Ranch to mak e not just growing up, but growing old, making friends, exploring and enjoying life easier than ever before. So that if you ever do leave this town, this town will never leave you.WHERE YOU GROW UP IS A REALLY BIG DEAL.
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