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A2 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 25-31, 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 COMMENTARYWhat it means to speakPoliticians get to ride shotgun in the big truck of American culture. And they get to help drive, all at the same time. The truck pulls up and stops. The engine idles briefly while they wrestle to open the door and fight to climb into the cab. Once the vehicle gets back underway, they get to see everything. And sometimes they get to steer. It must be a beautiful sight, sitting high up there in the shotgun seat with one hand on the steering wheel: all those earnest, well-meaning Americans intent on one cause or another waving madly from the side of the road while the red, white and blue countryside rolls by like a dream. And all that power courses up from the engine, throbbing through the truck frame and vibrating right through their individual cores. The young politicians, the new ones, tend to express themselves with less restraint. If youre a reporter, theyll look you right in the eye and try to communicate the feeling Man, this is good. Trust me. Im good, too. Were gonna go somewhere! That lack of inhibition is a good thing for citizens and a bad thing, sometimes, for careers. The older politicians or the bitter ones tend to avoid open expression, often offering innocuous and sometimes even meaningless clichs to satisfy the older, more demanding constituents they see on the road, especially lobbyists. For example: I support the Second Amendment. Ive heard a lot of elected people say that they support the Second Amendment. When they get to say it from the truck cab of American culture, however, they have an obligation to know the history and intent of the Second, or of anything else. Thats what it means to speak, especially from the big truck of American culture. It means opening your mouth only when you know what youre talking about. History, facts, considered opinions based on research and study all of those are pistons, powerful drivers in the engine of our culture. And any who ride up high, who help drive the truck, are obligated to use them every time they speak. Or not speak. So let me offer a little background, at least in this single instance. The Second Amendment goes like this: A wellregulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. I support the Second Amendment, too, like those politicians. I also support the intent of the Militia Acts of 1792, two of them written into law a week apart, about 20 weeks after many of the same people ratified the Second, on Dec. 15, 1791. The Militia Acts, passed 225 years ago this month, allowed the president to call up armed citizens to put down attacks across our borders or rebellions from within (that was one), and required free, ablebodied white males between the ages of 18 and 45 to maintain muskets, powder and balls in case they should be called upon to join the militia (that was two). Both were designed to define the Second Amendment and give it intent. Over the next 111 years the Militia Acts were amended to include blacks (1862, with the age of serviceable males extended to 54), and later to create the National Guard (1903). As simple as it is, therefore, the Second Amendment has nothing to do with such contemporary issues as the right, or not, of any individuals to carry weapons into airports, onto college campuses, into hospitals or day care centers or government buildings and government meetings, into libraries or churches or bars or public schools or anywhere else where citizens engage in the peaceful pursuit of living as Americans. Those are questions to be decided by voters in each generation, perhaps. But they have nothing to do with the Second Amendment of 1791. For politicians riding in the big truck, its imperative to understand this, but many dont. As a reporter, every time Ive failed to quiz politicians who say, I support the Second Amendment each time I didnt ask if they know what the Militia Acts of 1792 are Ive fallen down on the job. Last year, the election year 2016, the National Rifle Association spent $52,921,907 supporting politicians who say they support the Second Amendment, according to the bipartisan Center for Responsive Politics. That money likely makes it more difficult for some politicians to research and study the Second it obscures, perhaps, what it means to speak for those men and women. But theyre riding up high, way up in the cab. By and by the truck slows down and stops the engine idling again and they have to speak. If they dont, or if they say something people dont like, they have to give up the ride and let somebody else climb aboard. For each of them, however, their first obligation should be always to speak with wisdom and calm reason based on knowledge whether people like it or not. Its known as telling the truth. I believe many or even most local politicians mean well, and many of them try hard. The same is true of government employees. My experience suggests they are not lazy, stupid or uncaring. On the contrary, they try hard and they believe in doing the right thing. Thats why here in America, government remains our friend, especially when its officials and our representatives speak with knowledge. Government is also us. Look in the mirror and youre looking at the governments bottom line. All of us have an obligation to speak both temperately and wisely, too, therefore. Or to remain silent, and to listen and learn.
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A4 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 25-31, 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 email@example.comDrew McAuleyandrew.firstname.lastname@example.orgSales and Marketing AssistantKatie BabkaBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis email@example.com Jeffrey Cull firstname.lastname@example.org Jim Dickerson email@example.com 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 OPINIONThe arts in Southwest FloridaLydia Black, the executive director of the Alliance for the Arts, wrote Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Naples, in support of the National Endowment of the Arts. This was the congressmans reply. The worst word in American politicsFor the past couple of years, the most important word in American politics has been the worst rigged. Emanating from slang back in the 17th century, developing into a description of financial fraud, and then branching out to apply to cheating in sports and elections, rigged had a breakthrough year in 2016, and it shows no sign of loosening its grip. It is a word of grievance and conspiracy. It is a word of institutional distrust. It is a word of larger forces beyond our control taking advantage of us. It is a word that says, We wuz robbed and we will make the bastards pay. In short, it is the perfect term for a fevered era in our national life. Donald Trump has charged that everything is rigged. Its not just the political system thats rigged, its the whole economy, he said during the campaign. The rigging specifically encompassed, among other things, unfair trade, immigration and economic policies, as well as the Republican primary (at least when he was losing ground). Since Hillary Clinton picked up on the verbiage from Bernie Sanders, both major-party candidates last year argued that the system had been manipulated by nefarious forces working for their self-interested ends, i.e., rigged. The election was basically a contest over which party had a better claim on the word. Yes, the game is rigged, Elizabeth Warren thundered. Its rigged for guys like Donald Trump. In the stretch run of the campaign, Trump warned his supporters that we are competing in a rigged election and demurred from saying in advance that he would accept the results. Democrats lamented Trumps rhetoric, but when he pulled off a stunning upset, they immediately resorted to rigged charges of their own. Trump hadnt really won; the election had been stolen in a smokefilled room somewhere in the Kremlin. The charges and countercharges contrast with the bygone era when national politicians avoided public allegations of foul play even when they might legitimately suspect it. Richard Nixon didnt contest his razor-thin defeat in the 1960 presidential election, despite doubts about the vote count in Illinois and Texas. He thought it wouldnt be good for the country, whereas now charges of rigging are the default. With trust in most American institutions badly eroded over the past 40 years, such accusations find a ready audience and do their part to undermine trust a little bit more. The idea that whatever we dont like about our country is the handiwork of shadowy forces is a form of paranoia, certainly when it involves systems as large, diverse and uncontrolled as our politics or our economy. But there is a certain comfort in this mindset. It provides a ready, simple explanation for unwelcome tr ends or outcomes, and fixes responsibility for our troubles on an enemy. It implicitly promises not so much the creation of a set of truly neutral rules or more legitimate institutions than simple vengeance against those who are allegedly responsible for the rigging. In other words, it heralds a particularly nasty politics, and, increasingly, its the one thing that unites the right and left. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. i p g t m t rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly
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The more than 200 patients we see each week know that our volunteerdriven team is dedicated to providing quality care, explains Leslie. This rating, however, provides our clients, volunteers, donors and the community atlarge with information about how we operate as an organization. The clinics $2.3 million annual budget is funded completely by individual donations and contributions from the United Way and from foundation grants and donations from local businesses and religious and civic organizations. Not only does the clinic do great work in the community, but it could serve as a template nationally on how to provide health care to the less fortunate. bobHARDENbobharden@hotmail.com Something your mother was always right about: You must be the change you wish to see in the world.Where did you grow up? Sewickley, Pa.When and why did you rst come to Naples/ Collier County, and what was your rst impression? My rst time to Naples was on a family vacation. I remember the picture-perfect blue sky, white sand and the calm of the Gulf of Mexico.As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A politician. Im glad that I grew out of those thoughts.First job: Plowing driveways and jump starting cars in Sewickley. I had to borrowing my brothers Jeep to do it.Guilty pleasure: Ice cream.One thing on your bucket list: Ive had a wonderful life; my bucket is full of great experiences.Next vacation destination: Exploring back roads, small towns and local restaurants in Italy.Skill or talent you wish you had: I wish I could deliver my message clearly and concisely.Advice for your kids and grandkids: Enjoy life. 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Talking points with Leslie Lascheid Ceremony, picnic will remember, honor veteransThe Collier County Veterans Council invites the public to a Memorial Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, May 29, at Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens. CCVC president and U.S. Coast Guard Chief William Carl will welcome keynote speakers Congressman Francis Rooney (R-Fla., District 19) and Brig. Gen. Edward Dyer, US Army (Ret.). Both keynotes will embrace the theme of Honoring and Remembering. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. with a prelude by the Pine Ridge Middle School Band at 9:45 a.m. The annual Earl Hodges Memorial Day Picnic provided by Cook Brothers Barbecue follows the ceremony. 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A8 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 25-31, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYspect to elated, in the case of Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen. A District 78 Republican from Fort Myers and longtime cleanwater advocate, she was speaking of the brightest moment for many in this years session: the approval of both legislative branches to build a reservoir for storing, cleaning and releasing water south of Lake Okeechobee. One opponent of the original reservoir plan proposed by Sen. Joe Negron, a District 25 Republican from Palm City and now Senate president, ultimately praised the idea. It doesnt take private land out of production to achieve the goal we were able to thread that needle, says Distist 79 Rep. Matt Caldwell, a second-term Republican from North Fort Myers.Rep. Caldwells ambition is to become Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs next year, he announced last week an increasingly powerful position in a state beset by environmental problems created in part by farming and ranching, especially from Orlando south.It was Negrons passion and effort he was the driving force behind this, Rep. Caldwell said. But the product attached to the end has many authors.Critics and issuesElation wasnt how activist Rand Hoch saw the 2017 session. The founder of the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council, hes also a strong proponent of legalizing medical marijuana, a policy now stalled by the legislatures inability to decide how it can be administered. Mr. Hoch had this to say about the session: It was another failure for the Florida legislature. They really did not accomplish very much that benefits the people of Florida, they still had trouble getting a budget together, and they failed to put together a process to implement the medical marijuana law approved by over 70 percent of Florida voters. But that wasnt all. The main thing on my agenda they missed and theyve missed this for 11 consecutive legislative sessions is they failed to amend the Florida Civil Rights Act and the Florida Fair Housing Act to protect LGBT people (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) in the state of Florida. Theres no reason for the legislature to continue to ignore the needs of such a large population here in our state that continues to face discrimination in employment, in housing and in finances. As many as 1.2 million Floridians may be LGBT citizens, according to numbers gathered this year in a Gallup poll. On balance, There was a lot of infighting during this session, almost all of it within the Republican party and particularly between the legislature and governor, says Peter Bergerson, a professor of political science at Florida Gulf Coast University. The governor stood out in my mind as being the loser, and well have to wait and see if he vetoes the budget and particularly the education budget its a line-item veto. Such a move might be seen as simple pay-back aimed at legislators who opposed his plan to spend big money on tourism and business promotion, including House Speaker Richard Corcoran, a District 37 Republican from Pasco County. But there is also significant pressure on the governor from some educators. They dont like the notion, stewarded by Rep. Corcoran and others, to take millions from public education and offer it to outside charter schools that would compete with so-called failing public schools. And they dont like the idea of providing teacher bonuses based on student test scores, among other issues. If that bill is not vetoed by the governor, then a great deal of money will go to charter schools. And if youre a believer in public school education, as I am, you shouldnt be decreasing Title I dollars to public schools for out-ofstate charters, says Sen. Lauren Book, a District 32 Democrat from Plantation and the Senates Democratic leader protempore. She achieved relative fame this year in Florida politics first by having twins only a couple weeks before the session began (a boy and a girl); and then by proposing legislation that would exempt diapers and baby wipes from the states 6 percent sales tax, arguing that working and poor families often struggle to pay for them even without the tax. But the education bill is bigger than just public and charter schools. The state university system is one of Rep. Corcorans pet projects, and he was able to budget $600 million for it, explains Professor Bergerson. Theres an increase in student financial aid, for example $180 million would go to Bright Future scholarships. If it doesnt get vetoed by Gov. Scott.Infighting and stumpingFor all its infighting, the 2017 session wasnt as vitriolic as the 2016 session when things got so bad legislators had to adjourn early, a low-water mark in state government, Professor Bergerson recalls. But they werent so good, either. In addition to strong disagreements between Republican legislators themselves 25 senators and 80 representatives are members of the GOP the outright breakdown in Republican ranks between legislators and an emasculated governor left some issues unresolved: not only how medical marijuana can be used or sold, for example, but how to clean up legal but seemingly unethical insurance rules. We should go back to special session to resolve the marijuana question, says Rep. Caldwell. Its really disappointing we got stuck on the last issue but in the big scheme of things, theres no reason we couldnt come back and finish that up in a special session before the July 1 deadline. In the insurance industry, meanwhile, current state rules allow contractors using lawyers to take more money from SESSIONFrom page 1 If water and the environment are key long-term issues, the challenges with the most immediate gravity in 2017 include gambling, guns, education, health care and open-government rules. The Legislature wrestled with each issue during the session that ended May 8. And then theres tax relief. They almost always have to address and give some tax relief, a bone to the conservatives, says Dr. Peter Bergerson, a professor of political science at FGCU, describing $75 million in tax cuts that come with the Legislatures proposed budget of $83.4 billion for the 2018 fiscal year. (As of press time, Gov. Rick Scott had taken no action on the budget.) That amounts to only a tiny fraction of the total budget, of course less than one out of every $1,000, or less than .001 percent. But it also underscores the increasing demands of more people. Last years record setting budget came in at a mere $82.2 billion, and that was 4.8 percent higher than the previous annual budget. More demands or not, House Speaker Richard Corcoran is pushing for a ballot measure to appear before voters next year that would increase Homestead exemptions on houses valued at more than $100,000, to $75,000. That would save homeowners money (on average, roughly $250 per year for each homeowner, analysts say) but cost local governments trying to improve infrastructure almost $650 million a year, statewide. In health care, the Legislature turned a blind eye to Florida hospitals, although it reduced Gov. Scotts proposed $1 billion in hospital cuts to about $521 million in cuts in the current budget. Legislators did this by reducing Medicaid payments to hospitals to help cover the cost of treatment for those who are poor.So they have to treat whoever comes to the emergency room, but now funding has been cut by almost $500 million, says Professor Bergerson. To me its an ethical question and a glaring downfall. It may also have practical consequences for working people. Hospital administrators, including Jim Nathan, retiring June 1 as president of the sprawling Lee Health Systems, have long argued that such reductions ultimately result in higher premiums for those who have health insurance. On the question of gambling, the stark divide between urban and non-urban sensibilities was vivid. Both the House and Senate, however, came close to a gambling agreement that moved through both houses before collapsing at the end of the session, as conference committee members tried to work out differences. Heres what many legislators from both the Senate and the House agreed on: Indian casinos could include craps and roulette, pari-mutuels in some counties could get out of horseand dog-racing, or at least cut back on it, but bring in slots and poker rooms, and a new casino could be built in South Florida. But in the wrap-up conference committee meetings, House members would not allow slot machines in pari-mutuels in eight counties, even though voters there approved them. Then late last week, the state Supreme Court weighed in with a unanimous 6-0 vote, putting a glaring halt to counties aiming to expand slot machines in pari-mutuel betting parlors. County decisions remain subject to state mandates speci cally allowing counties to change the rules, and such a mandate does not exist, justices said. As a result, the Supreme Court banned slots in all pari-mutuels except those that already operate them in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. That decision is a signi cant one for the Palm Beach Kennel Club, for example, which has spent signi cant money and time lobbying to expand gambling with on-site slots.The Legislature revealed two competing elites, in the gambling negotiations, according to Professor Bergerson: The competing elites of the gambling industry, which sees this as a huge payday, and the other side the entertainment and Disney people, the Busch Gardens conglomerate. They see gambling as taking money away from their entertainment. And the two couldnt resolve the differences between them. The other big loser in this years session was ethics ethics and transparency, in Professor Bergersons view. The nal budget was hammered out behind closed doors. An ethics reform bill cleared the House but never got a hearing in the Senate, he notes. The bill would have restricted former legislators and state agency of cials from lobbying the legislature for six years after leaving their of cial positions, rather than merely two years, as the law holds currently. Sen. Lizbeth Benaquisto, a District 27 Republican from Fort Myers, chairs the Rules Committee in the Senate, which decides which bills reach the Senate oor, but never saw such a bill, says her assistant, Matthew Hunter. She did not return a phone call and emails to her of ce last week asking why the proposed legislation failed in her committee. Professor Bergerson offers one explanation: Lobbying can be such a big payday for former legislators with their term limits; what are these guys going to do, nd a real job? But they can line up half-a-dozen big clients and live off of that the rest of the year. Then there is the issue or the multiple issues of guns and the legal opportunities to carry them onto college campuses, for example. By comparison, after years of ghting over the question in Arkansas a conservative governor and state legislators this year passed a law allowing guns on college campuses and in other places: day care centers, for example. That didnt happen in Florida in the 2017 session, in spite of the efforts of one of the nations wealthiest and most in uential lobbying organizations, the NRA, says Professor Bergerson. The NRA was really pissed off. They even used the F-word on their website, before taking it down, he adds. They did not get the open-carry. They did not overcome the campus-carry ban. They did not get a reduction in gun-free zones. And all that after Sen. Greg Steube, a Pasco County Republican from District 23, proposed nine new gun laws at the beginning of the session, in March. Legislation highlightsCORCORAN BENAQUISTO STEUBE HOUSE PHOTO BY MARK FOLEY From left: Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Lutz; Rep. Manny Diaz, Jr., R-Hialeah Gardens, and Rep. Michael Bileca, R-Miami, confer on the House floor March 22.FITZENHAGEN NEGRON
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Plus receive a free slice of pizza from Luna Pizza, a coupon for a free regular pretzel from Mr. Pretzels and a coupon for a free kids cone from Dairy Queen/Orange Julius.insurance companies than the contractors spend on work for property owners making claims and some of those claims may be made without merit, anyway. That results in higher fees for everybody else. The House passed legislation to resolve that issue but not the Senate, says Gary Aubuchon, a former Republican legislator from Cape Coral, who sits on the board of Floridas Capital Insurance Agency for some 175,000 state employees, and follows the issue. Im disappointed in the senate, he says. Gov. Scott, meanwhile, was out on the stump during session to promote big-ticket budget contributions to the states tourist and business marketers, Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida, but failing completely as Republicans led by Rep. Corcoran snubbed him, cutting those programs by tens of millions of dollars. But Rep. Caldwell waited until the week after the session ended to stump for the cabinet-level position in state government, starting in 2018, when he concludes eight years in the Florida House.Farming and cleaning (water)Rep. Caldwell characterized government as raising taxes, increasing regulations and increasing their power, but that may be misleading under Gov. Scotts administration. Since 2010, the governor and Legislature have lowered taxes, decreased regulations of industry and agriculture, and reduced the size and power of state government. Agriculture is truly the backbone of nearly every county in the state, noted Rep. Caldwell. As we grow from 20 million to 30 million in the next few decades, balancing the needs of our cities with our environment and our farmers is the key issue. Nobody who supports Sen. Negrons plan to store, clean and release water south of Lake Okeechobee would likely disagree. The genius of the plan at this point in political time, perhaps, was Sen. Negrons ability to bring together Republicans, Democrats, Environmentalists and farmers to embrace a reservoir south of Lake O that could slow the pollution and destruction of estuaries flowing east and west to the Indian River Lagoon and Charlotte Harbor the St. Lucie and the Caloosahatchee rivers. That is, if the federal government kicks in part of the money state legislators insist it must to build the project. Early on I focused my campaign on clean water and how important it is, says Rep. Fitzenhagen, who co-sponsored the House version of Negrons Senate Bill. Sometimes in the legislature its best to let your condition be known but not beat somebody over the head with a bat. There was consensus among many people in Southwest Florida that this was important. And it came to fruition because of leadership in the senate, making it a priority, and because it was discussed at the highest levels of House leadership. For many, This is a lynchpin in moving forward, she adds. Although Sen. Negron didnt respond to a Florida Weekly request asking what moving forward might mean, Sen. Book did. A freshman in Tallahassee, Sen. Book was named chair of the Environmental and Preservation Committee by Sen. Negron. I learned how important it is to collaborate, and this represents a joint effort of all senators involved, she says. Sen. Negron didnt want his community plagued by guacamole water, as he calls it (fish-and-tourism-killing algae blooms). Now, she says, storing and cleaning water north of Lake Okeechobee is something we really need to look at. We have lots of stuff coming into the lake, phosphorous for example, from agricultural communities that are north. And we have to look at septic and sewer. We put $10 million into that, and its costly but important, especially when we look at toxins in the water and discover things like Splenda (an artifical sweetener). We have to make sure septic is brought up to par, to where it needs to be to protect the environment. Ive been working with my environmental protection staff to look at being more progressive in how we do this. Whether this will really happen is anybodys guess, just as the reality of Sen. Negrons reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee is still anybodys guess, even if both houses of the Legislature have adopted the plan. The writer Carl Hiaasen put it this way in a Miami Herald opinion, with a nod to Floridas Amendment 1, passed by 75 percent of voters in 2014 to buy land and help save the Everglades: With a casual disdain for the words on the ballot and the will of the voters, the Legislature has been bleeding Amendment 1 to buy state vehicles, pay salaries, and cover other expenses that normally come from general revenue. . Those high hopes that so many Floridians once had for Amendment 1 have faded bitterly, and now provide a lesson for how we should react to Senate Bill 10 (Sen. Negrons reservoir). Dont celebrate. Keep the heat on those sneaky bastards. COURTESY SENATE PHOTO The Florida Senate in the 2017 legislative session. AUBUCHON SCOTT
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A12 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 25-31, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY THE ARLINGTON OF NAPLES WELCOMES PEOPLE OF ALL FAITHS, BELIEFS AND TRADITIONS. A LUTHERAN LIFE COMMUNITYSERVING SENIORS AND THEIR FAMILIES FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY. LUTHERAN LIFE COMMUNITIES: EMPOWERING VIBRANT, GRACE-FILLED LIVING ACROSS ALL GENERATIONS. LUXURY RETIREMENT LIVING WITHIN LELY RESORTOur spacious 2 and 3-bedroom single-family homes, built the epitome of independent living and unique to YOUR LIFE. YOUR STYLE. YOUR WAY. MAKE YOUR WAY TO THE ARLINGTON TODAY. Call (239) 307-3050 for your personal tour, or stop by at 7900 Arlington Circle | Naples, FL 34113 www.arlingtonnaples.org has seen some successes in Florida during the last few legislative sessions like keeping guns out of schools and colleges local lead Katherine Cunningham hopes that bringing Neapolitans together for Gun Violence Awareness Day will alert them to the work that still needs to be done to reduce gun deaths. Its really an awareness day to build a broad-based coalition to say we can do better than this, Ms. Cunningham said. I think were blessed to live in Naples where most of us feel safe on a day-today basis, but Florida as a state is one of the worst in terms of gun homicides. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Florida had 2,408 gun deaths in 2014, a statistic that includes suicide. Also, Floridas homicide by firearm rate has increased about 32 percent since the 2005 passage of the Stand Your Ground law, which grants wide immunity to people who use deadly force as selfdefense. Moms Demand Action does not aim to take away guns from responsible owners, Ms. Cunningham said, but instead wants to spread the word that commonsense laws could prevent the vast majority of gun tragedies that afflict the state. Universal background checks and programs that promote safe storage would go a long way toward promoting responsible ownership, she added, and there are just better ways to legislate a safe gun-owning culture. There are other countries with high rates of gun ownership that dont have the high rates of gun death that we do, she said. There are countries where they do a better job. We have lots of room for improvement. One way to improve peoples view of amending gun safety laws is to consider the problem from a public health standpoint, which is why the local Moms Demand Action has invited Dr. Weiss to speak on June 3. By approaching gun violence from the same angle as the health profession has tackled issues like tobacco consumption and heart disease, people might find it easier to understand and practice gun safety measures. A public health approach emphasizes prevention over punishment, Dr. Weiss said. That approach has been so successful in reducing rates of injury and death for tobacco consumption and car accidents. It can also be applied to gun violence. By finding hotspots of gun violence, health officials can start performing pilot studies to target its specific causes and remove them, much like past campaigns that drained swamps to control malaria or quarantined tuberculosis patients so the illness couldnt spread. It doesnt mean taking away guns from everyone thats the knee-jerk response that gets everyone excited, Dr. Weiss said. Its like an epidemic, and it should be studied scientifically to try out hypotheses and see what happens. Despite Naples relative safety from gun violence, organizers of the event also want to reach out to people who are concerned about the future safety of their own families and communities in the wake of loosened gun laws and an epidemic of mass shootings, more than 220 of which have occurred on school campuses across the country since the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary. Maybe there isnt a big problem in our community, but were all human and have a desire to make the world a better place, local event lead Susan Cone said. This isnt a partisan issue. This is an issue that no matter whether youre a Republican or Democrat, you want your children to be safe at school and to feel safe walking down the street. I think thats something we can all come together with. The June 3 activities will begin with a sing-along before the march along the sidewalks of Fifth Avenue South. Upon participants return to Cambier Park, Mayor Bill Barnett will proclaim the June 3 to be Gun Violence Awareness Day in Naples. He and Dr. Weiss will speak, and participants will learn how the can take action with their elected officials. For more information about the local Wear Orange event, visit www.momsdemandaction.org. ACTIONFrom page 1I think were blessed to live in Naples where most of us feel safe on a day-today basis, but Florida as a state is one of the worst in terms of gun homicides. Katherine Cunningham, Moms Demand Action
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Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.PRESENTED BY: Cynthia Nehrkorn, MD Vice President of Medical Services, AvowPART OF AVOWS PALLIATIVE CARE EDUCATIONAL SERIES Avow | 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples FL 34105 TF: 888-484-AVOW (2869) | PH: 239-261-4404 | avowcares.orgTo RSVP, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 239-430-3184 The Lyon Center at Avow1223 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105Pedestrian calmingOfficials in charge of a Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal heritage site recently installed speed bumps, similar to those familiar to Americans driving residential streets but on a pedestrian walkway, with row upon row of risers to resemble a washboard. A Western travel writer, along with editors of Peoples Daily China, suggested that officials were irked that disorderly tourists had been walking past the ancient grounds too rapidly to appreciate its beauty or context.The job of the researcherMarine mammologist Dara Orbachs specialty is figuring out how bottlenose dolphins actually fit their sex organs together to copulate. When dolphins die of natural causes, Orbach, a post-doctoral fellow at Nova Scotias Dalhousie University, is sent their genitals (and also those of whales, porpoises and sea lions) and fills each one with silicone to work from molds in understanding the sex acts mechanics. Dolphins vaginas are surprising in their complexity, she told Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News in April, for example, with the ability to twist inner folds to divert the progress of any sperm deposited by undesirable mates.Bright ideas Compared to busy coastal metropolises, Indiana may evoke repose, and entrepreneur Tom Battista is suggesting the states largest city capitalize on the sentiment by reserving a destination site on a low-lying hill overlooking the chaotic merge lanes of two interstate highways affording visitors leisurely moments watching the frantic motorists scrambling below. He plans three rows of seats and a sunshade for the relaxed gawkers to take in the ocean-like roar and imagine overwrought drivers rising blood pressure (while their own remains soothingly calm).Several treatments are available to combat the heart arrhythmia atrial fibrillation, but all require medical supervision, which John Griffin, 69, said he tried to acquire at the emergency room at New Zealands Waikato Hospital in April, only to be met with delay and frustration. Griffin went home that day, took notice of his neighbors 8,000-volt electric security fence and, with boots off, in a fit of doit-yourself desperation, nudged it with his arm. He got quite a jolt, he said, but he walked away, and his heart returned to natural rhythm. The medical director of the Heart Foundation of New Zealand said that Griffin was lucky and sternly warned against the procedure.Weird scienceMedical researchers have been frustrated for years at failures in getting certain cancer-fighting drugs to reach targeted areas in womens reproductive tracts, but doctors in Germany announced in April a bold technique that appeared to work: sending the drugs via sperm cells, which seem to roam without obstruction as they search for an egg. The process involves coating active sperm cells with an iron adhesive and magnetically steering them to their internal targets.News that sounds like a joke Sean Clemens, now awaiting trial in Liberty, Ohio, in the death of an 84-yearold woman, allegedly confessed his guilt to a co-worker after telling the man that something was bothering him that he needed to tell someone about but only if the co-worker would pinkieswear not to tell anyone else. (The coworker broke the code.) In the course of pursuing claims against Alaskan dentist Seth Lookhart for Medicaid fraud, government investigators found a video on his phone of him extracting a sedated patients tooth while riding on a hoverboard. (He had apparently sent the video to his office manager under the title New Standard of Care.) Lookhart had been indicted in 2016 for billing Medicaid $1.8 million for patient sedations unnecessary for the procedures they received.PerspectiveIn April, Tennessee state representative Mike Stewart, aiming to make a point about the states lax gun-sales laws and piggybacking onto the cuddly feeling people have about childrens curbside lemonade stands, set up a combination stand on Nashvilles Capitol Hill, offering for sale lemonade, cookies and an AK-47 assault rifle (with a sign reading No Background Check, to distinguish the private-sale AK-47 from one purchased from a federally licensed dealer). (In fact, some states still regulate lemonade stands more than gun sales by nettlesome health department and anti-competitive rules and licensing, though Tennessee allows the stands in most neighborhoods as long as they are small and operated infrequently.)Ironies(1) The Wall Street Journal reported in February that among the most popular diversions when Syrian households gather to escape the countrys bombs and bullets is playing the Hasbro war board game Risk (even though the games default version contains only five armies not nearly enough to simulate the many Syrian factions now fighting). (2) The parliament of Australias New South Wales, entertaining a February citizen petition to cut societal waste, admitted that the petitions required 107,000 signatures (already on a USB stick) would, by rule, have to be submitted in hard copy (4,000 pages), even though the pages would immediately be electronically scanned into a format for data storage. NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDistributed by Universal Press Syndicate
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 25-31, 2017 NEWS A15 It was a reunion that began with a remark. On a Collier County Honor Flight two years ago, WWII US Army Air Force veteran LTC Vernon Sigo, 92, of Cape Coral, shared with his Honor Flight guardian Rick Wobbe a longstanding wish hed had since the conclusion of his flights over war-torn Europe: to shake hands with a Tuskegee Airman in gratitude for the escort protection given to them. Mr. Sigos wish came true recently when he shook hands with LTC George Hardy, 91, of Sarasota, one of the famed Tuskegee Airman, during a veterans ceremony at Cambier Park. 1. Daniel Castillo and Oliver Marshall 2. Cindy McCue, Jessica Hernandez, George Lyon, Nina Raggi and Debi Lux 3. The handshake that waited for 72 years Vernon Sigo, left, and George Hardy 4. Brandon Cooper and Harold Weeks 5. Sally Griffin, Jennifer Bosak and Kellee Ratliffe 6. Lt. Michael OReilly, Chief Tom Weschler, Capt. Bob Montagano and Capt. John Barkley of the Naples Police Department 7. JWV Post Commander Harve Sturn, Marvin Cohn, Bill Barnett and Stu Warshauer 8. Tuskegee Airman LTC George Hardy, Les Wicker and LTC Navigator Vernon Sigo 9. Jack Tymann and Lucille Tymann 10. George Hardy and Nancy Dion 11. Harold Weeks, Barbara Keeys, Vincent Keeys and Barbara Melvin 9 7 8 6 5 4 2 1 3 11 10BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY
A16 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 25-31, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY BEHIND THE WHEELVolkswagen #PinkBeetle is fuchsia fun with a funny nameOne of the funniest (or misguided) classic car sales advertisements today is for the rare Karmann Edition Volkswagen Beetle convertibles. The joke here is that nearly all of the regular production original VW droptops were built by an outside company called Karmann. So, those touting these rarities are actually just reminding everyone their Bug is one of over 330,000 made between 1949 and 1979.This mistake is understandable. Cars can be one of the largest forms of selfexpression. We all want to be unique and hold something that others covet. But while the original Beetle took pride in being nearly the same for everyone, VW is getting more individualized with the latest version. For 2017, Volkswagen has introduced the limited edition #PinkBeetle. The number sign/hashtag and no spacing in the name is a clear indication that this coupe was built to excite the digital generation. And while it makes for an oddly original name to put on a chrome badge, there is some distinctive value that can be enjoyed by pink fans of all ages. For starters, the color is not as bold as the hoopla might suggest. VW wanted to give people a bright color because so many owners were getting their Beetles re-painted to reflect the cars cheery attitude. But issues arose when they looked at pink paint on an international scale. After all, what might be great for China could be a little too bright for the U.S. They settled on a hue officially called Fresh Fuchsia Metallic. Its an attractive paint that changes with the sunlight to move between shades of rose and raspberry. If a parking lot is full of cars as white as an iPad, then the #PinkBeetle is a true standout. But this also has no trouble blending in next to hatchbacks that come in conventional shades of bright maroon. In fact, the Beetles regular shade of Habanero Orange Metallic is arguably bolder. The custom pink is also utilized for the interior to accent the dashboard, door panels and steering wheel. But what really makes it special is VWs club pattern that weaves the custom color into part of a tartan-like cloth on the seats. Aside from how it looks, the special edition also comes well-equipped, including some options added as standard. This includes Volkswagens App Connect that directly links smartphone applications to the 6.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system exactly the kind of feature someone would want if they were excited about a car named #PinkBeetle.Powering this flash of fuchsia is a 1.8liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This is the same power plant that VW utilizes in plenty of other vehicles, such as the Passat and Golf Alltrack. So something thats adequate for those larger and heavier Volkswagens is quite energetic in the small Bug. Plus, this turbo motor is paired with a versatile six-speed automatic transmission, and it all works over a German-engineered independent suspension. The result is a retro-looking car that is far sportier than its underpowered founding father. But the most attractive feature of the #PinkBeetle is the price. This special edition starts at $22,710. Thats about $2K over the price of a base car and this is better equipped. The #PinkBeetle is more in line with the features of the Beetle SE, which is over $23K. Thus, the extra-bright Bug not only offers real distinction, but also it feels like a value package.Volkswagen says this is a limited edition car. If they do extend the #PinkBeetle beyond the 2017 model year, our only suggestion would be to make it even more offbeat. Maybe a new shade of pink for each year that could each unite under the same hashtag name? Or does anyone remember those multi-color ads from the s showcasing the interchangeable parts? Regardless of the #PinkBeetles future, its already a special edition that stands out for all the right reasons. Its youthful name is clever and Volkswagen isnt charging a fortune to get one. Plus, when these become classics, the #PinkBeetles individuality will certainly be more notable than a Karmann convertible. mylesKORNBLATTmk@autominded.com Watch out for CCSO traffic deputiesHeres where Collier County Sheriffs Office deputies will be on traffic detail the week of May 29-June 2: Monday, May 29 Livingston Road and Learning Lane: Speeding Everglades Boulevard and Oil Well Road: Speeding Immokalee Road and Palm River Boulevard: Red-light running Tuesday, May 30 Oakes Boulevard and Vanderbilt Beach Road: Aggressive driving Thomasson Drive and Orchard Lane: Speeding Sunshine Boulevard and Sunset Road: Aggressive driving Wednesday, May 31 Rattlesnake Hammock Road and St. Andrews Boulevard: Red-light running Santa Barbara Boulevard at Calusa Park Elementary School: Speeding U.S. 41 North and Gulf Park Drive: Speeding Thursday, June 1 Pelican Bay Boulevard and Gulf Park Drive: Speeding Wiggins Pass Road and U.S. 41 North: Red-light running Radio and Airport-Pulling roads: Speeding Friday, June 2 Golden Gate Parkway and 44th Street SW: Aggressive driving Collier Boulevard and Pine Ridge Road: Red-light running Goodlette-Frank and Vanderbilt Beach roads: Red-light running Traffic ticket app offers easy pay, reduced fines BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.comIts no longer so new nobody knows what will happen: TIKD, the brainchild app of Miami-based Chris Riley, who insists you can pay a traffic ticket online in two minutes and save 15 to 30 percent of the fine while avoiding both traffic school and points on your license, can get sued by lawyers whose bread and b utter is the traffic ticket. It has happened. But that hasnt slowed down business. TIKD.com is now available in 21 Florida counties, including Collier, Lee, Charlotte and Sarasota. The company handles tickets for speeding, running red lights and other standard traffic violations; it does not deal with infractions such as DUI or driving without a license or insurance. TIKD assesses the ticket holder a reduced payment, usually amounting to about 20 percent less, takes half the money to start with and then allows the ticket holder to pay the other half in two subsequent monthly payments. Consider this: If youre caught speeding at 15 to 19 mph over the limit, for example, you could challenge it and go to court; or you could pay a $254 fine and attend traffic school but get no points on your license; or you could pay the fine, accept the points and go to traffic school.TIKD, however, offers a new option: SEE APP, A17
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The case has not yet been settled, but go to TIKD.com and the first thing you see is a disclaimer: This is not a law firm and does not provide legal services. The new app proved a huge help to Miami resident Karina Rios, who sometimes travels to Naples for business or to visit her sister. On a recent trip she approached two law enforcement officers pulled to the right side of the road behind another vehicle. Ms. Rios passed them in the right lane which is now prohibited. There was traffic in the left lane and I couldnt move into it, so I just went by them, she recalls. One of the officers got into his squad car, followed her down the road, pulled her over and handed her a ticket with a $140 fine. I didnt want to go through the hassle of coming back and going to court in Naples, Ms. Rios says. My sister told me about (TIKD), so I looked into it I was a little skeptical at first. But everything went through the website I took a picture, they gave me about $30 off, and they guaranteed no points. About two weeks later I got a notice saying my ticket had cleared. TIKD makes its money by playing the law of averages, Mr. Riley explains in an online ad (he did not return a telephone call to his press agent asking for an interview). Many if not most traffic tickets wont hold up to court scrutiny, but most drivers dont want to struggle through the process by going to court or hiring a lawyer to go to court for them, with its incumbent time, stress and random outcomes. So TIKD does all of that, usually making money on the deal. The TIKD motto says it all: Just snap it, pay it and forget it. Everything is done in two minutes on your phone. We handle all paperwork and interactions with lawyers and the courts on your behalf, the website promises Before long, according to TIKD spokeswoman Alexandra Domecq, similar scenarios will be unfolding in other states besides Florida. For now, however, TIKD is available in these Florida counties in addition to Collier, Lee, Charlotte and Miami-Dade: Broward, Citrus, Duval, Flagler, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lake, Manatee, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole and Volusia. APPFrom page 16
A18 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 25-31, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY CLUB NOTES Wine Tasters of Naples is a social club that meets from 5-7:30 p.m. every Friday at different locations around town. More so than wine, members enjoy socializing and working together on philanthropic and service projects to benefit the community. Members pay a $7 door fee; guests pay $9. Light bites are served, and attendees pay for their own beverages. The club sponsors other social events throughout the year as well. For more information, visit www.winetastersofnaples.wildapricot. org. 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 38 9-2525, email email@example.com or visit WWW.chess7.net. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. 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 email@example.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. Thursday, May 25, 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. Pi Beta Phi alumnae in the Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero and Marco Island areas are invited to an Angels on the Town" mixer from 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at Seventh Avenue Social, 847 Seventh Ave. S., Naples. For more information and to make a reservation, call 240-4986630 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The June mixer, also from 4:30-6 p.m., is set for Thursday, June 11, at the Wine Loft in Mercato. To RSVP or for more information, call 908-7301 or email bhc9514@ gmail.com. 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. Visitors who own or admire Corvettes are welcome to attend Corvettes of Naples meetings at 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church in North Naples. The next meeting is June 1. For more information, visit www.corvettesofnaplesfl.com. 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 June 3 and 17. Members should bring their works in progress and be prepared to share techniques and tips. All are invited to enjoy lunch afterward at Fitzgeralds. RSVP by emailing Joe Geithmann at email@example.com. For more information about the club, call Dick Ritchie at 594-0868 or email dcritchie@ comcast.net. 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. Gamma Phi Betas who are living in or visiting Southwest Florida are welcome to join members for lunch on the second Monday of every month at Brio Ristorante in Waterside Shops. The next meeting is June 12. For more information, call Lynne Nordhoff at 594-8420. 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 June 12 and 26. For general information about the club, call Paul Rhoads at 877-3228 or visit www.aacanaplesmarco.org. 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. For more information, visit www. thegscc.org. The PCBUG computer and technology club invites all those interested in learning more about computers and mobile devices to meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 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, June 15, 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. June 15, 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 June 17. For more information, visit www. collierdems.org or email dwcpresident@ gmail.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 June 17. For more information, call Barb Garrett at 305-6649202. The Naples base of the U.S. Submarine Veterans (USSVI) meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of every month at the VFW Post 7721, 800 Neffs Way in Naples. The next meeting is June 19. Membership is open to active duty and retired submariners who have earned the Qualified in Submarines designation. The local USSVI base commander is Jack Hogan of Naples. For more information, visit www.ussvi. org/base/naples.asp. Email club news to Cindy Pierce at email@example.com.Members and guests of the Naples Press Club enjoyed a panel discussion about Changes and Challenges in the Southwest Florida Media Market at the clubs May meeting. Panelists were Georgia Beasley, director of digital sales for Beasley Media Group SWFL; Bill Barker, president and publisher of the Naples Daily News and Gannett regional vice president; and Joe Schwartzel, general manager of WINK-TV. 1. Bill Barker, Soni Diamond, Georgia Beasley, and Joe Schwartzel 2. Helene de Neergaard and Joel Banow 3. David Mink, Jaynie Tice and Connie Kindsvater 4. Carole Greene and Sarah Stauffer 5. Bob Orr and K.C. SchulbergTED EPSTEIN / COURTESY PHOTOS 1 23 45
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A20 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 25-31, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.stopps-kidwell.com STOPPS & KIDWELLTAX & ACCOUNTING SERVICES28179 Vanderbilt Drive, Suite 2 Bonita Springs, Florida 34134 firstname.lastname@example.org Want to learn more?CALL US AT 239.992.9299Free Introductory Consultation www.QuigleyEye.comNaplesBonita SpringsFREEEYE EXAMFOR NEW PATIENTSNo Hidden Charges: It is our policy that the patient and or any other person responsible for payment or be reimburse by payment or any other service, examination or treatment CODE: FW00complete medical exam with one of our board certied eye doctors includes prescription for eyeglasses, and tests for FORMERLY EYE HEALTHomas Quigley, M.D.Board Certied Eye Surgeon & Cataract Specialist HEALTHY LIVINGAHA and NCH: Sharing a mission on different scalesSince the beginning of civilization, physicians have held the central role in the care and well being of society. For the most high cometh healing, is the biblical quotation on the archway entrance of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. It has welcomed generations of medical students, including me 48 years ago. The rest of the quotation, and he shall receive honour of the king, is not in vogue today, as much has changed with modern medicine and health care. We are more capable than ever of caring for the sick, understanding health and improving communities. Ironically and paradoxically, physicians roles, self-esteem and perceived value have evolved and most recently have captured the benevolent attention of the American Hospital Association. The AHA mission is to advance health in America. Dr. Melinda Estes, president and CEO of Saint Lukes Health System in Kansas City and a member of the AHA executive board, recently chaired a diverse team of a dozen physician-administrators and other leaders with a focus on the next generation of physician leadership. I was privileged to participate in the discussion that addressed the question: How best can we understand and help a group of more than 800,000 physicians varying in age, training, specialties, practice setting (from always in a hospital to never in a hospital to both), environment (from rural frontiers to huge academic medical centers) and organization (from independent solo to large group employed)? Leadership development, physician well being and high-value care for patients and communities are three broad themes to be shared with other like-minded organizations that are also altruistically motivated. Under-SEE WEISS, A21 David Lawrence Center launches day therapy program for teens SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYDavid Lawrence Center announces the new childrens Partial Hospitalization Program, a voluntary, intensive therapeutic day program consisting of individual and family intervention and support that allows children to spend evenings at home. Run by a multidisciplinary team including a pediatric psychiatrist, licensed clinicians and a nurse, its the first of its kind available in Collier County. Adolescents enrolled in the PHP learn healthy coping skills without the need for 24-hour inpatient or residential support. The voluntary program is intensive: Teens participate five days a week for six hours a day in therapeutic, educational, wellness and expressive therapy groups. They also have individual and family therapy sessions multiple times per week. PHP can function as a stepdown for minors ages 13 to 17 years old once they are discharged from DLCs inpatient crisis stabilization unit or as a prevention measure to avoid the need for inpatient emergency treatment or residential placement. Until now, a gap existed between our 24-hour emergency level of care and the onceor twice-weekly therapy sessions minors typically have after leaving our crisis unit, says Natalie Garcia, DLC director of admission and outpatient therapy services. Although theyre no longer in crisis, many still need more intensive treatment. At the PHP level of care, they benefit from daily therapeutic services and support for themselves and their family. The childrens PHP provides structured and medically supervised treatment for adolescents whose significant psychiatric symptoms are causing severe distress and impairment in areas such as self-care, school functioning and family or interpersonal relationships. Our hope is that the childrens PHP can prevent crises from happening, Ms. Garcia says. If we see an escalation of symptoms in a minor already involved with our services, and those services are no longer supportive enough, we can now consider PHP as the next level of care. The average length of stay is one to three weeks. Because PHP is a day program, participants do not attend school. DLC collaborates with Collier County Public Schools to meet the childrens educational needs on site. While enrolled in PHP, clients have access to online school assignments. And when theyre ready to return to school, a case manager works with families and school personnel to ensure successful transition back to school. We believe that the PHP will reduce recidivism back into the crisis unit, Ms. Garcia says. In addition, its presence in the community means many families will no longer feel that a residential long-term program possibly far from home is their only option. The new program is part of the expansion of DLCs comprehensive childrens services that began in 2016. The expansion has included a new childrens outpatient building and doubling the capacity of the childrens crisis unit. DLC provides mental health and substance abuse solutions for children, adolescents and adults through innovative, integrated treatment that includes inpatient, outpatient, residential and community-based services. Each year, the center helps creates lifechanging wellness for more than 9,000 people through more than 220,000 treatment sessions. To learn more, call 455-8500 or visit www.DavidLawrenceCenter.org. allenWEISSallen.email@example.com GARCIA
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A22 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 25-31, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Interventional Pain ManagementDeWayne Lockhart, Jr., M.D. ASSOCIATES INMEDICINE & SURGERY NEW Estero LocationAccepting New Patients Internal Medicine Same Day Appointment Visit Our Design Center: 28190 Old 41 Road, Suite 101, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 (239) 948-1570 | classic oorsbonita.com Carpet | Tile | Marble | Granite | Wood | Stone BATH & KITCHEN REMODELS We Do What Others Wont PET TALESMind gamesPuzzle toys enhance play and put the brain in gear BY KIM CAMPBELL THORNTONAndrews McMeel SyndicationIs there anything more fun than watching a pet play? Whether the game is fetching a ball, tugging on a rope toy, killing a soft toy, wrestling with a pal or working to solve a puzzle toy, its fascinating to see how play mimics key real-life behaviors, such as hunting, exploration and self-defense. Play is a rehearsal of adult behaviors, including the social signals that allow animals to get along with their peers and their humans. All the cognitive and motor skills a dog or cat needs throughout life are enhanced by play. Toys can help to stimulate a pets brain, and toy manufacturers take that into account when creating their designs. Its very important to engage a dogs brain, says Elizabeth Fagan, director of marketing for Planet Dog. When we start the development of a new interactive toy, we want to make sure it delivers on our mission of play, which in itself is critical to health and bonding, but also functions in a manner that makes a dog think. When a pets brain is working, it can be good or, well, we wont say evil, but perhaps for ends that owners dont always like. Its always the brainiac dogs and cats who seem to get into trouble the most as they use their little gray cells to break into the pantry, refrigerator or trash can; work in tandem to steal food; hide inside child-proofed drawers; make their way over seemingly impregnable baby gates or unzip soft crates; climb onto roofs; or chew their way through a door to get outside. Interactive, or puzzle, toys are an outlet for these precocious pets. They are an important part of enriching a pets life and allowing him or her to productively channel physical and mental energy. Understanding a pets natural instincts and movements and how they use their paws, noses and other senses is integral to creating an interactive toy that is attractive to pets and people. I always test ideas first with my own dogs, then I have some other testing dogs and cats of different sizes and mental capacities, before I consider if this is a good idea to continue to the next step, says Outward Hound toy designer Nina Ottosson. I can see its a winner in their eyes, body language and in their interest to continue finding all the hidden treats, and I can absolutely see in their happiness that its a winner the second time they test the idea. Toys can be interactive, such as balls or flying discs; treat puzzle toys, which allow pets to release energy by working for food or treats; and treat puzzle games, which offer mentally challenging problem-solving at different levels of difficulty. The best toys are easy for humans to handle and difficult for dogs to destroy. Different types of toys appeal to different pets. All dogs are different and like to be rewarded in different ways, Ottosson says. Some are very food-motivated, some are object-oriented and some like to play, run, and chase or hunt. Cats mostly like toys that include chasing and hunting in different ways, and some appreciate being rewarded with treats or food. No matter how your pet likes to play, the goal is to have one happy, tired, wellbehaved dog or cat afterward. You may be surprised at how much of a workout your pet gets from brain games. It would significantly reduce the number of problem dogs if everyone understood how important it is for the dog to use his head as well as his legs, Ottosson says. Brain-teaser toys offer important mental challenges. Pets of the Week>> Belle Michelle is a spayed pup who is ready to learn her manners and promises to become the belle of the ball. >> Cinnamon Bun is a senior neutered mix whose matted hair had to be shaved but will grow back beautifully. Hes a bit confused as to how he ended up in foster care, and he hopes it doesnt take long to nd his forever family. >> Bright-eyed Nancy is a spayed adult domestic shorthair who will make a wonderful companion to whoever is lucky enough to adopt her. >> Serenading Sam is a neutered adult domestic shorthair whose adorable expressions provide constant entertainment.To adopt or foster a petThis weeks adoptable pets are from Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue, an all-volunteer, foster home rescue organization. For more information, call 434-7480, email Admin@BrookesLegacy AnimalRescue.org or visit www.brookes legacyanimalrescue. com.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 25-31, 2017 NEWS A23 www.ECOF.comClearly, the right choice Clearlytherightchoice Clearlytherightchoice Since 1971 888 EYE APPT David C. Brown, MD, FACSFounder & Medical DirectorLifetime Eye Care for the Entire Family12 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS THE DIVA DIARIESCan Tennessee mountain memories make Southwest Florida summer bearable?As I type this missive, I basically feel like Im Walt Whitman or Henry David Thoreau. See, I usually pen my column from my sealed up condo in Southwest Florida overlooking an infinity pool where retirees do aqua aerobics, but today Im in nature. The scene: a wood-framed screened porch with an old twin bed covered by a forest green quilt faded by the sun, two rustic wooden rockers, a couple of potted plants, a set of wind chimes that tinkle with the occasional breeze and a ceiling fan overhead, keeping the 70-something degree air circulating comfortably. Im in the Smoky Mountains, about three miles from Gatlinburg in a little cabin my husband and I found on AirBnB. It overlooks (literally) a babbling brook in the form of the Little Pigeon River. Our absentee hosts are bird enthusiasts, and they have placed plenty of feeders throughout the yard, so Im watching blue jays and robins and wrens flit about as squirrels dance around picking up whatever food their flying friends drop as they soar into the many, many trees surrounding the cabin. Yellow butter flies are everywhere. Just across the narrow river, we can see headstones from a cemetery thats more than 200 years old, and the only thing we hear is the music of the birds and the river gently flowing over the rocks. Its springtime in East Tennessee, and I think this is what heaven must look like. Re-entry into Southwest Florida after a mountain vacation is always a difficult transition, but I fear that this time Ill be like an astronaut returning from the weightless cosmos, breaking the sound barrier and then all noise and heat and fire. I have simply got to figure out a way to survive Southwest Florida summers without allowing them to suck my soul. Ive written about the miseries of our subtropical summer that lasts from April to November before and Ive gotten some angry emails from readers who adore temperatures in the high 90s combined with humidity that makes the air barely breathable. Some folks seriously love it. And while I dont begrudge them their affection for heat, I wonder if they have special skin on their palms so that it doesnt burn when they get in their cars and touch their sizzling steering wheels? Im starting to believe I might be in the minority on this. And since I dont have the means to enjoy the best of both worlds yet (Im looking at you, snowbirds) a winter home in Southwest Florida where I can enjoy our one month of cooler weather in February, and another home in Tennessee where I can be happy the other 11 months of the year I have to start embracing our summers and stop referring to them as The Hot, Angry Breath of Satan. As a coping mechanism, Im taking lots of photos and video of the babbling brook steps from our cabin, the chipmunks scampering amongst the wildflowers and the blue-gray vista of the mountains. Ill look at these photos and play these videos for a few minutes whenever I have to leave our condo filled with freezing manufactured air. It will be my moment of Zen as I go forth into our Southwest Florida summer days before my make-up melts off, my hair goes limp and my clothes stick to my skin. Ill remember an idyllic spring weekend in a dense, cool forest in the mountains and, hopefully, be mentally transported back. So if you see me around town this summer with a peaceful smile on my face even though its 5 million degrees outside, youll know why: Im seeing happy chipmunks play and hearing mountain birds sing. Ciao for now, my lovelies! Stay tuned for another divalicious diary entry next week.STEPHANIE DAVIS / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe babbling brook behind the writers AirBnB cabin in East Tennessee. m Y a h t w r stephanieDAVIS firstname.lastname@example.org
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B4 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 25-31, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYup, a smile on our face and good vibes to the table every time. I like all the types of different people you get to meet and the conversations you come across, Ms. Turner said. I really learn a lot from the people who come in, and carrying on conversations, in their life as well as mine. From day to day you never know whos going to walk in and sit at your table and who youre going to meet. Outside of work, she practices yoga each morning, and enjoys reading, riding her bike and walking her dog. On my days off I like to go to the beach, lay in the sun, and really just do anything with my friends and my family, she said. Drew Johnson, 40Technical director at Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers Florida Repertory Theatre has developed a national reputation as a regional theater in part due to its detailed stage sets. Drew Johnson and his team have had a big hand in building them over the last three seasons. Most recently you might recognize their work in the Reps production of Doublewide, which is itself about a familys American Dream of building a home. At the Rep, hes in charge of the scene shop, set builders, the paints department and props department. After they receive design plans for a show, the building begins. He and carpenters create walls, furniture, cabinets, windows, staircases, first and second stories the background of characters lives with its own silent but distinct voice, a character in and of itself. Mr. Johnson grew up in northern Indiana, lived in the mountains of North Carolina, and was a homebuilder for 15 years before building sets for theaters. But building for the stage is quite different, as you might imagine. Its a mirage, is what it is, he said, brought to life with special effects like paint treatments. So its completely different from building a house, but I still have all that knowledge to make things. After high school, Mr. Johnson tried college, but sitting in a classroom wasnt for him. He went into sales before becoming a builder. Ive always been interested in building stuff and working with my hands, he said. I play music, I play guitar and things like that so I was always a hands-on type person and I left that (sales) job to start building houses because it was fun to me. At the end of the day you can step back and look at it and say, OK, this is what I did. Once a set is nearly ready, the woodwork needs trimming, such as details around the baseboard, doors and windows. My favorite part honestly is coming in at 2 oclock in the morning when nobodys there and trimming the set by myself, Mr. Johnson said. Ill have a saw out and some music going and just start trimming the set. And then everybody else shows up at 9 or whatever and Im like, there, its done.Brooks Jody Belcher, 40Sign language interpreter and co-owner of Associated Interpreters for the Deaf, Punta Gorda Mr. Belchers hands as well as facial expressions translate spoken English into silent signs for the deaf, a three-dimensional language all its own with a different word order and syntax. And his voice translates their American sign language back into English. For instance, to someone who was born deaf the phrase raining cats and dogs wouldnt make sense, so the translation would convey the meaning raining very hard. The hand shapes are absolutely important, he said. One twist of the wrist, one curl of the finger, one little nuance of change can change the whole meaning. So we as interpreters have to be very careful. In critical situations like legal situations we work as a team to ensure the accuracy of an assignment.He and his wife, Natalie, started AI Deaf in 2006. It offers interpreters for hire for just about any occasion in Florida. That might include at a doctors office, a courtroom, a media event or in a prison. Mr. Belcher notes that the Americans with Disabilities Act requires businesses that are open to the public to provide an interpreter if need be, and its the company, government or school that pays for the service. Our profession is really about equal access for deaf people. That is a big passion for us, he said. Mr. Belcher specializes in mental health, legal and educational interpreting. These days he most often works in schools. So sometimes Im with a little preschooler language modeling for them, showing them American sign language all the way up to the post-secondary level which is at Florida Gulf Coast University, interpreting for deaf students in their college classes. Mr. Belcher grew up in West Virginia. One of Jehovahs Witnesses, he started working with the deaf, teaching them the Bible, and then went to school to become a nationally certified interpreter. His profession also grew out of an intense love for language, he said. And Ive always been sort of a visual learner so when I started learning sign language, instantly it just clicked. And then I fell in love with deaf culture, which is a whole other side of the language. The deaf culture sign language just reflects the beauty of that culture. Theres an honesty, theres a clarity, there is a beauty of the language.Maranda Hoffman, 35Master stylist, makeup artist and owner of Salon Blue in Punta Gorda Originally, I thought I was going to be an attorney. That was my goal, Ms. Hoffman said, until she realized it was more office work than high courtroom drama most of the time. I graduated high school and I was still fairly young, I was just 17 when I graduated. I wasnt ready. I wasnt ready to go off to college. My mom was really afraid I was going to become a beach bum and surf my days away Thats why she bribed me into going into hair school. The bribe was that if she enrolled her mom would let her dye her hair blue for a class project, hence the name of her business, Salon Blue. Ms. Hoffman grew up in New York state and Florida. She had fun doing her own hair and that of her friends for events like prom, and before becoming a stylist also worked as a cake decorator. But shed never viewed hair and makeup as a career path until her mom suggested it. Typically with a client, shell start with a neck and shoulder massage and shampoo. After checking the skin for abrasions and coloring and cutting the hair, shell use a round brush in one hand and a dryer in the other, using a lot of tension to pull the hair smooth and straight. After that comes up-styling, using pins or ties and the tips of her fingers to shape the hair. Applying makeup to accentuate or minimize features requires a light touch, especially around the eyes. With makeup, its a lot of fine details, she said. Soft movements, delicate movements to create shape, contour. The physical aspects of the job, standing and repetitive motions, are among the most challenging, she said. Hair stylists often have joint pain in places such as their wrists, upper neck and shoulders from motions such as cutting with shears and round-brushing techniques. So you kind of build up a lot of muscle capability in your forearms which is funny because when you first start in your industry you almost go home cramping at night and in tears, she said. When Ms. Hoffman does have down time she often spends it with her husband and daughter. Shes also a runner, and enjoys hiking, camping and reading. Her favorite part of her job, she said, is the people. The creativity. I love making somebody smile. I love figuring out what it is, what that missing piece was they were looking for that makes them just lighten up. I love making a difference in peoples world even if its just for a couple of hours. Thats really cool.Frank P. Corso, 64Painter and guitarist, Naples A successful landscape painter and a finger-style and slide guitarist who headed to Nashville late last week to record his fifth album, Mr. Corsos dual professions make his hands worth their weight in gold. He has also built 14 guitars and two banjos, and until recently built most of his own picture frames. On his left hand, which holds down chords, the tips of his fingers are deeply callused and have no fingerprints. Mr. Corsos right hand, his picking and painting hand, has slight arthritis setting in, his doctor told him, but looks great for his age. Everything I do in my life is with my hands, he said. People have asked me many times if I insure my hands, because yeah, its really everything. Mr. Corso grew up in Syracuse, N.Y., and started playing guitar as a boy. Soon he was able to make a living at music, which allowed him to paint, and eventually the painting became the source of most of his income. But he says they still go hand in hand. I dont think that one would have worked without the other, he said. I think that for me being a musician and being an artist are crucial to each other.These days he lives most of the year in Naples, and heads north in the summer to play at big blues and jazz festivals. He plays many of his own original songs, as well as early 1920s and s country blues music mixed with ragtime, and old-time America medicine show songs that originated in the late 1800s as opening acts for snake-oil salesmen. Those are often funny songs about stealing chickens and things like that.As a plein air painter, his popular Florida landscapes are in the style of artists such as John Singer Sargent, one of his major influences. Many are on display at Gardner Colby Gallery in Naples. Outside work, youd probably find him fishing, or restoring classic cars such as a 1933 Plymouth 5 Window Coupe. When he was young, he dabbled in other jobs. His father was a General Motors executive and he worked at GM for a while, but unsatisfied, he enrolled in school for architecture. Eventually he dropped out. He told himself, Im going to be an artist and musician, thats who I am. Whether it works out or whether it doesnt, thats what Im going to do. And I never really looked back.Erik Wigert, 40A bonsai artist and co-owner of Wigerts Bonsai, North Fort Myers Even though bonsai trees are often rendered in miniature, they have a larger than life personality so that if you imagine one out of scale it might be an ancient oak, limbs gnarled like an old mans arms. Mr. Wigert grew up on Pine Island, runs the nursery with his wife, Andrea, and practices the ancient Japanese art form of bonsai. It entails routine aspects like weeding, pruning and repotting of the nursery stock, he wrote. Also the more specialized styling of the trees which involves wrapping the branches with aluminum wire to shape and design the bonsai. Also, there is a lot of lifting and moving of trees at the nursery. The Wigerts started their nursery in 2003. Here you can wander among patiently crafted bonsai trees, buy supplies and take bonsai classes. Learning the art includes lots of trial and error working on trees, inspiration from reading many books and magazines on the art form as well as viewing bonsai at shows and exhibits. Mr. Wigert said. His dedication to his business and art keeps Mr. Wigert busy most of the time, and time is whats needed to fulfill an artists vision. Seeing a tree reach the design I have envisioned, sometimes its a matter of hours, sometimes years, he wrote. HANDSFrom page 29 COURTESY PHOTOS Drew Johnson builds sets at Florida Rep. Brooks Jody Belcher translates for Gov. Rick Scott during a media event for Tropical Storm Erika in 2015. Maranda Hoffman styles a clients hair at Salon Blue in Punta Gorda. Frank Corso at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. Erik Wigert uses bonsai technique to work on a tree at his nursery.
Board Appointments Dr. Shawn Khan has been elected to the Lighthouse of Collier board of directors. Dr. Khan received his medical degree from McGill University, was chief ophthalmology resident at Albany Medical College and completed a glaucoma fellowship at the world-renowned Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. He also holds an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. Gregg Zavodny, a retired FAA air traffic controller, has been appointed to the board of directors for the Cultural and Performing Arts Center. Mr. Zavodny has been involved with the summer programs of the Chautauqua Institution in New York since 2012. New officers of the Latchkey League, which supports and provides services to the Fran Cohen Youth Center at The Salvation Army and provides grants to organizations that serve the needs of Collier County youth, are: Betty Bailey president; Judy Tedder, first vice president; Karole Davis, second vice president; Sally Bettin, membership secretary; Wendy Schaedel, recording secretary; and Laura Clemo, treasurer. Members of the board of directors are Wilma Boyd Joe Coppola, Peggy Coppola, Lynette Merillat and Bob Young. New officers for the Florida Gulf Coast University Alumni Association are: Harry Casimir, director of operations at the digital design and marketing company Atilus, board chair; Rachel Faramo, development chair; Ryan Kowadla, membership chair; and Lauren Schuetz, awards chair. New board members are: Todd Cofer, Meredith Dyer, Dan Harris, Ryan King, Britney Lamb Andrew Miller, Brian Sanders, Gabriella Santos and Caroline Thomas. Members returning for a second term are Paul Allen, Ms. Faramo and Corey Smith. Board members for 2017-2108 for Womens Network of Collier County are: Gina Sisbarro, Marco Office Supply, Furniture & Printing Co., president; Amber Phillips, Sage Events and Sand Dollar Weddings, vice president; Stacy Nicolau, Neapolitan Family Publishing, secretary; and Karen Parry, Best Interest Mortgage Inc., treasurer. Digital Design Valerie Baker has joined the Atilus digital design firm as a client services and digital marketing specialist to assist clients with websites and digital marketing by managing developers, designers, writers and programmers. She earned a bachelors degree in marketing with a minor in music from Florida Gulf Coast University. Ryan Shawgo has joined the Atilus digital design firm to produce websites and graphics for the companys local and national clients. Mr. Shawgo earned a bachelors degree in graphic design from the Kansas City Art Institute and is trained in advanced web coding. Hospitality Stephen Jones has been named general manager for The Club at Kalea Bay. A native of Manchester, England, Mr. Jones is a certified general manager and has worked in London and Atlanta as well as on Grand Cayman Island in the Caribbean. He moved to Naples more than 20 years ago and has been associated with Miromar Lakes Beach and Golf Club in Estero and more recently with Bay Colony Beach Club in Naples. In addition to his responsibilities at Kalea Bay, which is being developed by Soave Real Estate, Mr. Jones will oversee operations at Soaves Moraya Bay and The Floridian Club. The Club at Kalea Bay is slated to open in November. Law Enforcement Four Collier County Sheriffs Office sergeants recently graduated from the Florida Department of Law Enforcements Florida Leadership Academy. Sgts. Melvin Gonzalez, Rebecca Gonzalez, Benjamin Lopez and Daniel McDonald were among 39 first-line supervisors from across Florida who attended the program and graduated in April. The graduates serve in leadership roles representing 22 criminal justice agencies throughout the state. Sgt. Melvin Gonzalez is assigned to the Youth Relation Bureau; Sgt. Rebecca Gonzalez is assigned to the Crime Prevention Bureau; Sgt. Lopez is assigned to Corrections; and Sgt. McDonald is assigned to the Professional Responsibility Bureau. Marketing & Media Jennifer Stacy has joined Phelan Family Brands, owners of Pinchers, Deep Lagoon Seafood and Texas Tonys Rib & Brewhouse restaurants, as well as Island Crab Company, to lead the media team. Ms. Stacys responsibilities include directing and elevating new initiatives in broadcast, digital and social media. She spent 17 working as an award-winning news anchor at stations in Ohio and Boston before joining WINK News 10 years ago, most recently serving as the stations morning news anchor. She has also served as a contributor and travel writer for local and national magazines. Sports Stephanie Reeves, PGA director of golf at Countryside Golf & Country Club, has earned PGA Master Professional status, the highest educational designation that can be obtained by a PGA member. Ms. Reeves, who received her certification in golf operations, is the 10th woman to ever receive the title of PGA Master Professional. Her final project in the certification process focused on best practices that led to increased merchandise sales and profit, as well as the importance of leveraging an efficient tournament management system. She has been a PGA member since 2007. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 25-31, 2017 BUSINESS B5and struck out on his own, forming GATES, a general contracting firm that specializes in commercial, retail, office, health-care, industrial, hospitality, institutional, club and residential projects. Based in Bonita Springs and with an office in Sarasota, GATES handles projects throughout the Southeast and in the Republic of Panama. GATES has been involved in a host of high-profile projects in Collier and Lee counties, including Miromar Outlet and Coconut Point Mall, The Naples Daily News headquarters, Naples Community Hospitals Briggs Healthcare Pavilion, the Inn at Pelican Bay and, in Fort Myers, Golisano Childrens Hospital (in a joint venture with international contractor Skansak) and a $315 million expansion underway at Gulf Coast Medical Center. Weve been blessed to build almost 1,800 projects many of them landmark projects, says Mr. Gates. To be a small part of such a respected team is extremely satisfying and humbling at the same time. After more than three decades in construction, he still takes great pleasure in the industry thats been his career. I just enjoy building, developing and constructing things, he says. Its very satisfying to take something that starts with a concept and raw land, then to build something on it that can add value to the community and to the residents. He says the companys success has been a collaborative effort, making it a point to praise the contributions of GATES president and partner John Hayes, who oversees company operations, and the Butz family for its longtime partnership and support. Mr. Gates duties encompass overseeing all company divisions everything from marketing and business development to accounting. He also devotes considerable energy to civic causes, having served over the years on the boards for organizations including Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida and the United Arts Council of Collier County. In 2008, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida honored Mr. Gates as a Hall of Fame Laureate for his support of local youth, and Gulfshore Business Magazine named him No. 10 on its list of Top 50 Power Players in Southwest Florida that same year. Trade and business-related organizations, such as the Economic Development Council of Collier County, the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, the Christian Chamber of Southwest Florida and the Collier Building Industry Association, have also been a focus for Mr. Gates. I care deeply about our community, he says. The journey from coming to Naples with nothing more than a dream, even sleeping on the beach the first three nights after his arrival, to where he is today has been a testament to his faith, hard work and intrepid spirit. To sum it up, I guess the important thing is to never, ever give up, he says. The Gates recently celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary. The couple has two daughters and two grandchildren. Interview with Todd GatesBusiness mentor: Hank Krehling of Krehling Industries First job: Cleaning a Laundromat Business words of wisdom: There are three types of people: those who make things happen, those who wait for things to happen and those who have no idea what happened Favorite business book: The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success by Jeff Olson. One thing you look for when hiring: The eye of the tiger. Any job openings now: Yes. As a growing company we are always looking for the best possible folks. Last time you had to fire someone and the reason: Three months ago, for losing the eye of the tiger. GATESFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOTodd Gates on a job site. KHAN JONES STACY PHILLIPS PARRY SISBARRO NICOLAU ZAVODNY ON THE MOVE
B6 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 25-31, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY I was founded as Sound of Music in 1966. (I took my current name in 1983.) Between 2000 and 2010, I bought Musicland Stores, Magnolia Hi-Fi, Pacific Sales, Napster and more. Today Im a retail giant, with more than 1,500 stores in North America and more than 125,000 employees. My recycling program receives an average of more than 400 pounds of electronics every minute that my stores are open. I rake in close to $40 billion annually. Ive gone through a rough patch and am now regaining my footing. My stores feature squads of technological heroes. 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. Ownership IssuesWhen studying small companies, it can be good to check how much of them is owned by insiders or institutions.Its generally good if insiders own many shares. After all, if employees own a chunk of a company, their interests are aligned with those of shareholders, and they have an incentive to help it succeed. Insiders buying shares is also promising, as it suggests that they expect the shares to rise in value.Insider sales may seem like bad news, but they may not be. Many executives get a significant portion of their compensation in the form of stock, so they may occasionally sell some shares to generate funds. Many executives selling many shares might be a red flag, though. Meanwhile, its good to find promising small companies with little ownership by institutions such as mutual funds and pension funds. Big players are often unable to buy many shares of small companies, giving us smaller investors a chance to get in before they do. Small companies typically have relatively few shares outstanding, and their total value is modest. Imagine, for example, Drive-Thru Dentistry Inc. (ticker: DRILZ), with just 10 million shares outstanding, valued at $20 each. (Total market value: $200 million.) Institutions that might typically buy $20 million worth of a companys shares cant do so with Drive-Thru Dentistry without buying fully 10 percent of the entire company, something theyre often prohibited from doing. As a company grows bigger and institutions start buying, their demand can push share prices up, benefiting existing shareholders.Discovering a small but growing company with significant insider ownership and low institutional ownership is a promising scenario. Study the company from many angles before buying, though. Make sure it has growing sales and earnings and a strong competitive position, among other things. You can call any public company and ask its investor relations department about insider and institutional ownership. Or look them up online, at sites such as finance.yahoo.com.Remember, too, that small companies can be volatile. Beginning investors might tread with caution or get more experience first. Timeshare TroublesMy dumbest investment has been in a timeshare property. Dont believe the hype youll hear from the sales team: They are selling high-price maintenance fees that never end, while telling you youre getting a bargain on vacations. M.R., via emailThe Fool Responds: Timeshares have been extremely regrettable investments for many people. Still, they might suit some folks, in certain circumstances. For example, they can be good for large families, as some feature several bedrooms and a kitchen, helping you avoid renting multiple rooms and eating out all the time when on vacation. (Of course, you might simply rent a house or apartment for a vacation, too.)On the other hand, beware of the downsides: There are often maintenance fees (which tend to increase over time) that are due regardless of whether you use the unit, and contracts sometimes last forever, becoming burdens to heirs. If youre thinking that youll simply sell the timeshare before you die, that can be hard, too. Many are very difficult to unload, with some exit companies having been created just to help you get out of your contract. Its smart to think twice before buying a timeshare. Many end up being used far less than planned. Some timeshare purchasers will be happy, but anyone considering one should do a lot of due diligence into what the total costs will be and think of it as a vacation purchase, not an investment. Documented ProfitsIron Mountains (NYSE: IRM) core business is providing storage, primarily of records, and information management services to companies and government organizations. Its also been expanding into related operations, such as data centers. The Boston-based company leads its industry, with a portfolio of more than 1,400 facilities spanning 47 countries. It has more than 220,000 customers, including about 94 percent of the Fortune 1000 companies. In 2014, the company reorganized into a real estate investment trust (REIT). REITS are required to pay out at least 90 percent of their income as dividends, and Iron Mountain recently yielded a fat 6.4 percent. Whats wonderful about the storage business is that customers are willing to sign multiyear agreements to help keep their documents safe. Those agreements keep revenue flowing into Iron Mountains bank account, even during economic slowdowns. Management plans to steadily increase revenue and profits between now and 2020, in part via $100 million in annual spending on acquisitions and expanding its capabilities in art storage and datacenter management. Documentation management and storage is boring, but boring businesses that crank out predictable profits can be great investments. Iron Mountain shares arent a screaming bargain right now, but theyll likely reward long-term investors. 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? (Answer: BASF) Socially ResponsibleQWhere can I learn about which companies are being socially responsible, treating employees well and being good to the environment? T.L., Columbus, IndianaAOne useful reference is Corporate Responsibility Magazines annual list, The 100 Best Corporate Citizens. Its rankings take into consideration a companys performance on climate change, employee relations, human rights, corporate governance, financial performance and philanthropy. The top 10 companies for 2017 are Hasbro, Intel, Microsoft, Altria, Campbell Soup, Cisco Systems, Accenture, Hormel Foods, Lockheed Martin and Ecolab. (Youll find the entire list at thecro.com.) The 2017 Worlds Most Ethical Companies list, via Ethisphere.com, includes names such as 3M, Aflac, Allstate, Colgate-Palmolive, Deere, Dell, Eli Lilly, Ford, GE, Kellogg, LOreal, Levi Strauss, LinkedIn, Marriott, Mastercard, Microsoft, PepsiCo, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Starbucks, T-Mobile, Target, UPS, USAA, Visa, Volvo, W yndham and dozens more. Learn more about socially responsible companies at sites such as socialfunds.com, csrwire.com and ussif.org. ***QHow much might health care cost me when Im retired? H.E., Pleasanton, CaliforniaAIt will probably cost a lot. You have Medicare to look forward to, but its not free, and even with it, youll still have out-of-pocket expenses. According to Fidelity Investments, an average 65-year-old couple retiring this year will spend about $260,000 on health care in retirement not counting the cost of long-term care. Thats just an average, though. You might end up spending significantly more or less than that. Still, its a useful reminder that health care costs can be substantial and should be factored into your retirement planning. Want more information about stocks? Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 6. e n s, e r h c a My g e c s I r li t h r a n d my f o ture s q he r oes T h in k We l l ann o u ed iti o n. BUSINESS MEETINGS 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 email@example.com 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 info@ eastnaplesmerchantsassoc.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. A Job Search Support Group meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www. napleschamber.org. Goal Setters BNI (Business Networking Inc.) meets at 8 a.m. every Wednesday at St. Monicas Episcopal Church. 7070 Immokalee Road. For more information, call Carolyn Hoover 239-263-2021 for information. BNI Downtown Naples meets at 7:30 a.m. every Thursday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 777 Mooring Line Drive. Call Jamie Bergen at 572-3720 for more information. Womens Network of Collier County meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at Etudes de Ballet. The next meeting is June 13. For more information, visit www.wnocc.org. Consultants from the Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University are available at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, 2390 Tamiami Trail N., every Thursday. To make an appointment for a free session, call Suzanne Specht at 745-3704. Email business meeting announcements to email@example.com.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 25-31, 2017 BUSINESS B7 Th an k y ou, U.S. mi l itar y service m embers and veterans, for the sacrices y ou h ave ma d e f or our f ree d om. Fort Myers: 239.433.4535 Naples: 239.261.0428 SIERRA BALDWIN / 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. NETWORKINGSCORE Naples inSights for Womens Business Growth 1. Leigh Herndon, Elaine Murphy and Michelle Mullman 2. Lynn Pitochelli and Angela Bruckner 3. Brooke Sykes, Sue Huff and Angela Bruckner 4. Sylvia Dorisme, Heather Caine, Sue Huff and Ann Marie Martinez-Gomez 5. Alexandra Janz and Susan Ryan 6. Gail Solomon and Barbara Saxton 7. Joana Barreda and Holly Vingson 8. Sylvia Dorisme and Margaret Holt 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
B8 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 25-31, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOS Like us on Facebook.com/NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and business networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. Send us your society and business networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to cpierce@ oridaweekly.com. NETWORKINGAfter Hours with the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce at Vi at Bentley Villages new East Clubhouse 1. Kaleigh Grover, Claudine LegerWetzel and Violeta Cordova 2. Matt Sellick and Ron Waldrop 3. Noel Davies, Ron Waldrop, Kevin Deardorff and Tony Fortino 4. Jackie Nelson and Linda DonnellyCollier Building Industry Association members breakfast COURTESY PHOTOS 1. Billie Ann Porter, Darcy Eikenberg and Kristin Philips 2. Allen Furrer and Tony Lee 3. Stan Geer and Pam Fultz 4. Erin Burdette, Susi Husty and Rachel Rango 5. Mike Briers and Carl Schwing 6. Jordan Scardigno and Penny Smith 7. Sue Tharp and Janet Grainge 8. Scott Hennells and Eddie Thorpe 9. Marci Seamples 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 6 7 8 9
TOGETHER WE ARE DEDICATED TO PROVIDING OUR PERSONALIZED CONCIERGE SERVICE TO OUR BUYERS AND SELLERS. EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS Each o ce is independently owned and operated. GORDIE LAZICH239.777.2033 firstname.lastname@example.org MARK MARAN239.777.3301 email@example.com GORDIE LAZICH & MARK MARAN Park Shore | $1,095,000SURFSEDGE #1407 Park Shore | $795,000141 COLONADE CIRCLEPelican Bay | $2,995,000ST. RAPHAEL #1406 OPEN SUN 1-4 NAR midyear forecast predicts continuing low ownership rates NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORSThe multi-year stretch of robust job gains along with improving household confidence are expected to guide existing-home sales to a decade high in 2017, but supply and affordability headwinds and modest economic growth are holding back sales and threatening to keep the nations low homeownership rate subdued. Thats according to speakers at a residential real estate forum held recently at the 2017 Realtors Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C. Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of Realtors, presented his midyear forecast and was joined onstage by Jonathan Spader, senior research associate at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, and Mark Calabria, chief economist and assistant to Vice President Mike Pence. Mr. Spaders presentation addressed past and projected movements in the homeownership rate, while Mr. Calabria discussed why reversing weak productivity and the low labor force participation rate are necessary to boost the economy. The first quarter was the best quarterly existing sales pace in exactly a decade (5.62 million), and Mr. Yun said he expects activity to stay on track and finish around 5.64 million the best since 2006 (6.47 million) and 3.5 percent above 2016. With several metro areas seeing hefty price growth, the national median existing-home price is expected to rise around 5 percent this year. The housing market has exceeded expectations ever since the election, despite depressed inventory and higher mortgage rates, Mr. Yun said. Although sales are currently running at a decade high, he added, he believes the healthy labor market should be generating even more activity. However, listings in the lowerand mid-market price range are scant and selling fast, and homebuyers are discovering they can afford less of whats on the market based on their income. We have been under the 50-year average of single-family housing starts WEEK OF MAY 25-31, 2017 | B9WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYREAL ESTATEThis masterfully designed estate home blends perfectly amid the flora and lake views of the nature preserve surrounding it on three sides. More than 9,000 total square feet of elegance is found in the three-bedroom, three full and two halfbath home that was built in 2002. There is a first-floor study and also a second-floor study with breathtaking views that can be used as a fourth bedroom. Details include a custom imported front door, soaring ceilings, seamless windows, granite counters, glass walls, one of the most notable outdoor living spaces in Southwest Florida and an airconditioned four-car garage. The firstfloor master suite has his-and-hers baths, three walk-in closets and a cozy sitting area with access to the pool deck. The chefs kitchen with island and breakfast bar is full of natural light and opens into the morning room and family room. Emily K. Bua and Tade Bua-Bell at John R Wood Properties have the listing for $2.795 million. To arrange a showing or for more information, call 595-0097 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. See more properties at www.buabellsellsnaples.com. House Hunting15202 Brolio Way, Mediterra SEE NAR, B12
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Housing construction has been uneven so far this year, but Mr. Yun said he anticipates starts to jump 8.4 percent to 1.27 million. This is still under the 1.5 million new homes needed to make up for the insufficient building in recent years, however. New single-family home sales are likely to total 620,000 this year, up 8.4 percent from 2016. Addressing the nations low homeownership rate, Mr. Spader said substantial uncertainty exists about its future direction. He cited foreclosure-related housing exits from older adults and delayed buying from younger households as the primary causes in the downward trend since the downturn. The good news, he added, is that while there was growth in homeowner households in 2016, an aging population, changes in family type and increasing diversity by race and ethnicity all present headwinds going forward. Mr. Spaders 2025 projection puts the homeownership rate in a range of 61.0 to 65.1 percent. Stagnant household incomes, rising rental costs, student loan debt and limited supply have all contributed to slower purchasing activity, he said, adding young and minority households ability to reach the market will play a big role in how much the actual rate can rise in coming years. Mr. Calabrias presentation focused on his thoughts of what can be done to jumpstart economic growth. He attributed prolonged weak productivity and the low labor participation rate as the primary reasons why the current economic expansion is the slowest since World War II. A strong labor market will drive a strong housing market, but you cant have a strong housing market without a strong economic foundation, he said. The recovery has been uneven, with roughly 70 counties making up roughly half of all job growth. The White Houses proposed plans to cut corporate and individual tax cuts will help large and small businesses grow, hire and ultimately contribute to more households buying homes as more money goes into their pockets. Although Mr. Yun said economic growth in the first quarter was a huge disappointment at 0.7 percent (first estimate), he anticipates an increase in consumer spending and more homebuilding should provide enough fuel for gross domestic product to finish slightly higher (2.2 percent) than a year ago (1.6 percent). He also believes the rising interest rate environment is here to stay, as the Federal Reserve slowly begins unwinding its balance sheet. He foresees two more short-term rate hikes by the end of this year and predicts mortgage rates will average around 4.30 percent before gradually climbing towards 5.0 percent by the end of 2018. Although there was a lot of uncertainty at the start of the year, a very strong first quarter has set the stage for a modest sales increase compared to last year, Mr. Yun said. However, he cautioned, Prices are still rising too fast in many areas and are outpacing incomes. That is why housing starts need to rise to alleviate supply shortages. There will be more sales if theres a meaningful bump in new and existing inventory. NARFrom page 1
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900 Scott Drive Cathy Brodie 239.272.7725 Web ID 217033858 $2,400,000 3225 Tavolara Lane Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 217034645 $1,469,900 1011 West Inlet Drive Brock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 Web ID DAVE051617IHE $725,000 8540 Mallards Way Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 217014597 $550,000 1381 Caxambas Court Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 217017725 $3,500,000 980 Cape Marco Drive Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 Web ID 217018747 $980,000 1411 Buttereld Court Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 217018755 $2,150,000 132 Shorecrest Court Lori Holland 239.404.7070 Web ID 217005387 $1,169,000 510 Mangrove Court Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216010232 $3,465,000 902 Park Avenue Cathy Brodie 239.272.7725 Web ID 217033412 $670,000 131 Hollyhock Court Cathy Brodie 239.272.7725 Web ID 216009413 $700,000 1631 Begonia Court Vince Colace 239.260.3333 Web ID 217005489 $1,299,900 376 Leatherfern Lane Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 217003563 $749,000 1540 Caxambas Court Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216074089 $1,650,000 189 Gulfport Court Cathy Brodie 239.272.7725 Web ID 216009565 $625,000 1189 Strawberry Court Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 217005809 $599,000 Dunnfoire #201 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 217004548 $1,249,000 20 Covewood Court Janice Engel 239.316.0074 Web ID 216060594 $420,000 Sussex on the Bay #501 Vince Colace 239.260.3333 Web ID 216073741 $419,700 South Seas #601 Brock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 Web ID 216009719 $479,000 3875 Isla Del Sol Way Laurie Zanelli 239.675.9777 Web ID 216059884 $2,395,000 9314 Chiasso Cove Court Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 217025129 $860,000 7690 Mulberry Lane ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 216012977 $799,000 9119 Cherry Oaks Lane ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 217025522 $449,000 8572 Bellagio Drive Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 216028235 $1,185,000 8988 Cherry Oaks Trail Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 215039283 $545,000 Cascada #101 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 217033884 $399,000 Sonoma #201 ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 217027150 $395,000 3782 Cotton Green Path Drive Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 217016726 $365,000 Serena #201 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 217017826 $399,000 Varenna #203 ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 216060580 $386,900 Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each oce is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. Property information herein is derived from various sources including, but not limited to, county records and multiple listing services, and may include approximations. All information is deemed accurate and neither suggests nor infers that Premier Sothebys International Realty participated as either the listing or cooperating agent or broker in the sale or purchase of the properties depicted. *Real Trends 500, 2017 top U.S. residential sellers by volume. Bay Harbor by Fred Wagner 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 25-31, 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>$100,000 >$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 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 37
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY | SECTION CWWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM WEEK OF MAY 25-31, 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 | 239.262.4242World Chaine DayAn Everglades City adventure for society of gourmands, and more to-dos around town. C20-23 Book reviewBook reviewer Phil Jason enjoys notes of literary erudition throughout No. 8 in mystery series. C2 Packs a punchFilm critic Dan Hudak finds Chuck an unconventional boxing biopic thats well worth the time and $$$. C15 NANCIES W W orld Chain e A n Ever g lades C ity a society o f g ourman d to dos a r ou n d t o wn B oo k r e v iew B ook reviewer Phil Jas o f literary erudition th ro in m y ster y series. C2 P ac k sapunc h Broadway Palm theater wont be the same without Betsy Betsy Cress has made a career of waitressing. Shes fast. Shes efficient. Shes good with detail. Not only that, but shes entertaining. She sings. She dances. She makes wisecracks. Anyone whos been fortunate enough to have her as a server at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre typically leaves with a smile. Thats why we come, says Susie Carr of North Fort Myers, a regular patron. The shows are good, but shes really entertaining. Her husband, Jim Carr, adds, You never know whats going to come out of her mouth. Shes really fun. For example, during the intermission for George M, a musical about George M. Cohan (who wrote Yankee Doodle Dandy, Grand Old Flag and Over There, among many others), Betsy marched up and down the aisles, high stepping like a drum majorette. One time, during Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, she started dancing with a customer. He knocked his table over in the middle of the show, she recalls. Such antics are not unusual. Its the closest Im getting to Broadway, kid, she says, by way of explanation. She loves to entertain. She missed her calling, Joan Anastos, Betsys best friend and a fellow server at the dinner theater in Fort Myers, says. The two have known each other for ANOTHER SEASONS COME AND GONE, JAMpacked with concerts, plays, musicals and art shows. Time again for The Nancies, my annual mostly tongue-in-cheek, irreverent, sideways look at the arts and entertainment season thats just ended. It seemed to have a lot of Shakespeare, or Shakespeare-related shows, as well as more than its fair share of politically themed plays (as if current news werent drama or comedy enough). The Lets Do the Time Warp Again Award(Tie) To Constellations at Gulfshore Playhouse, about a couple and all their infinite alternate universes, many of which were acted out in front of us. Reallife couple Cody Nickell and Kate Eastwood Norris portrayed the two who meet and in some universes marry, and in some stay together and in others break up. But we cant imagine any universe in which this couple wouldnt move us by their acting. And also to Tiger 93.3FM, broadcasting out of the Dunbar community near BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com A somewhat skewed look at the 2017 arts and entertainment season2017The SEE NANCIES, C4 SEE BETSY, C10 CRESS
C2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 25-31, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WelcomeMary-Margaret Kober,M.D., FAADBoard Certied Dermatologist Fellowship Trained Mohs SurgeonCosmetic Dermatologist NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTSGreater Naples 9125 Corsea Del Fontana Way, Suite 100, Naples 34109 Specializing in Mohs micrographic, reconstructive, cosmetic and laser surgery. Fluent in Spanish! 1-800-591-DERM | RiverchaseDermatology.com GREATER NAPLES FLORIDA WRITERSNo. 8 in Naples writers serial killer mystery series continues to satisfy Shadow of the Black Womb By Lawrence J. De Maria. St. Austins Press. 204 pages. E-book, $2.99. This is No. 8 in the Alton Rhode Mysteries, one of three exciting series penned by Lawrence De Maria. The title, drawn from the Delmore Schwartz poem The Heavy Bear Who Goes with Me, sets a minor key note of literary erudition that plays quietly through the novel. It reminds us of how the bodily self undermines the aspirations of our more noble and intangible sense of identity. The series title character and main narrator observes the distance between who he is and who he might be. This awareness flitters through his perceptions. Alton Rhode senses an inescapable twinship between two sides of one person. Dark doubles and duality play out in other ways in the course of the story that involves a serial killer addicted to his pleasure of murdering young children. The depraved addict has a score to settle. Its Halloween, and the masked killer has a pistol hidden in his plastic pumpkin. Cormac Levine is his target. The mystery plot who is this murderous madman and what are his motives? is interrupted so that we can drop in on Alton. We meet his tomcat, his dog and his gorgeous, brainy girlfriend, Alice Watts, a philosophy professor at Barnard. The two enjoy New Yorks cultural offerings. One evening Alton gets a call from his police force buddies, using a crime family figure as an intermediary because this enforcer would know how to get in touch with Alton quickly. Already we know that Alton is well connected on both sides of the law. A private investigator can handle some issues more readily than the police department or the district attorneys office can. Alton rushes over to the Richmond Memorial Hospital (Staten Island) where Cormac (Mac) is in a coma. We discover that Mac and Alton are old friends. I was a rookie cop when he cornered a child molester, Alton reveals. We might wonder if the child molester, now a child killer, is settling the score with someone who sent him to jail. But the perp was pushed or fell eight floors. How could he be back now to shoot Mac? Comatose Mac manages to utter a few syllables that sound like alt . a live mole. Figuring out how to parse this utter ance is one of the challenges for Alton and others. Altons investigation leads him not only over much of New York but also across much of the U.S. We follow his interactions with Alice, with his crime-fighting friends and members of officialdom, with journalists and with Abby, his office assistant. Also in the mix is Marat Rahm, patriarch of the dominant crime organization on Staten Island. Readers learn how Alton works his sources, how he maintains trust and how well he knows the cultural, legal and economic texture of his beloved New York City. He explores old case files, interviews co-workers who knew Mac back then and pursues whatever might clarify the relationship between the past and the present. Mr. De Maria describes the push and pull of the investigative process with authority, each new piece of information leading to a new question and a new increment of suspense. The final revelations are worth the wait. Along the way, the author continues to embellish and deepen his major and minor characters, setting them against well-wrought backgrounds. He takes us further into the Alton-Alice relationship to reveal their multifaceted personalities. He does all this crisply, but without a sense of haste. A Lawrence De Maria title gives you more bang for your buck than just about anything in the book marketplace today.About the authorMr. De Maria began his career as a reporter (winning an Associated Press award for crime reporting) and eventually became a Pulitzer-nominated senior editor and financial writer at The New York Times, where he wrote hundreds of stories and features. After leaving the Times, he became an executive director at Forbes. Following a stint in corporate America, he returned to journalism as managing editor of the Naples Sun Times, until its sale to the Scripps chain in 2007. Since then, he has been a full-time fiction writer. Still a resident of Naples, Mr. De Maria is on the board of directors of the Washington Independent Review of Books, where he writes features, reviews and a column. 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. m m d h f f philJASONphiljreviews@gmail.com DE MARIA
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 25-31, 2017 C3 239.591.3837 799 Walkerbilt Road, Naples, Florida 34110 BayHouseNaples.com Bloody Mary Pitchers & Endless Mimosas Sunday Brunch on the River 10:30am-2pm The Claw Bar Daily 4pm The Dining Room Daily 5pm Oh, BabyYoure invited to our annual Wildlife Hospital Baby Shower It is baby season in Southwest Florida. During the spring and summer months, the Conservancys von Arx Wildlife Hospital will treat hundreds of baby animals including birds, mammals and reptiles. We are asking community members to help us provide our injured and orphaned animals with the best possible care. Please participate in our baby shower by bringing in or sending an item from our Amazon Wish List. Donations can be sent via Amazon or dropped off at the Nature Center. Visit www.conservancy.org/babyshowerSaturday, June 3 10 AM 2 PMSupport the Conservancys von Arx Wildlife Hospital patients. 1495 Smith Preserve Way I Naples, FL 34102 I 239.262.0304 I www.conservancy.org Theres a lot to love about event that benefits PACE Center for GirlsPACE Center For Girls-Collier at Immokalee and presenting sponsor White House Black Market announce that Melissa Speach will chair the seventh annual Love That Dress! event set for 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. An estimated 500 fashionistas (and a few brave men) are expected to stake their claim on thousands of new and gently loved dresses and accessories for nominal prices. Guests will also enjoy a silent auction, camaraderie and cocktails. General admission is $30; VIP admission with early entry at 5 p.m. and access to the VIP Section is $150. VIP guests and major sponsors enjoy private dressing rooms, clothing hold, express checkout service and complimentary cocktails and hors doeuvres. Tickets go on sale July 15 at 222. lovethatdress.org. In the meantime, sponsors, volunteers and vendors are still welcome, as are donations of new and gently worn dresses of all styles and sizes. Dress donations can be dropped off during business hours at these locations: A. Jaron Studio, First Florida Integrity Bank, Georgies & The Shoe Resort, Gretchen Scott Designs, Healthsource Chiropractic, Ideal Image, IHeartMedia, Invitation to Paper, Kunjani, Lilly Pulitzer and Lux Boutique. In addition to White House Black Market, sponsors to date include Arthrex, Seminole Casino, GL Homes, The Village Shops on Venetian Bay, ABC7, iHeartMedia and Coconut Point. All sales from Love That Dress! benefit PACE Center for Girls-Collier at Immokalee, which provides at-risk girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. For more information, call Marianne Kearns at 842-5406.SPEACHSet sail for mental health awarenessYoung Executives of the David Lawrence Center invite everyone with a passion for supporting mental health awareness to don their best nautical attire and step aboard the Naples Princess for an evening of networking, friendraising and philanthropy Thursday, June 15. Boarding begins at 6 p.m. and the ship sets sail at 7 p.m. for a two-hour sunset cruise. Tickets are $45 until June 2, $50 thereafter. One drink ticket is included, a cash bar will be open. For reservations or more information, visit www. davidlawrencecenter.org.
C4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 25-31, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYdowntown Fort Myers. Every day is music of a different decade. Where else can you hear Roll With Me Henry, The Hully Gully, Vehicle and Slippin Into Darkness, all at the same place on your radio dial? My favorite weekday? Monday, with the music of the 1960s.The Making Titles Like They Used to AwardThe full title of Forrest Leos 2016 debut novel is: The Gentleman: Being a Truthful Account Concerning the Hazards of Love, Marriage, Duels, Poetry, Inventors, Family, Anarchists, Airships, Intercourse with the Devil, Ladies Undergarments, Painting From Life, the History of Exploration, &c. Set Down by Mr Lionel Lupus Savage & Edited with Objections by Mr Hubert Lancaster, Esq., Containing Nothing Either Allegorical or Metaphorical in Nature & Never Deviating from the Truth. Imagine asking for that in a bookstore!Best Writerly Trend AwardIt might seem counterintuitive, but even Amazon is using bricks-andmortar stores to sell books. Writers know that people love to read. One of my favorite trends is bestselling writers opening up bookstores. Theres Ann Patchetts Parnassus in Nashville, Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinneys An Unlikely Story in Plainville, Mass., Louise Erdrichs Birchbark Books in Minneapolis, Jonathan Lethems Red Gap Books in Blue Hill, Maine, and Judy Blumes Books & Books in Key West (co-owned with her nonfictionwriting husband, George Cooper). And Emma Straub (Modern Lovers and The Vacationers) just opened Books Are Magic in Brooklyn, N.Y.The Sia AwardTo Cinco Aero and New Zealand comedic artist Thomas Moncton, who, in his one-man clown show at the Ringling International Arts Festival, acting as a classical pianist experiencing a series of mishaps, actually did swing from the chandelier.Smoothest Bodies AwardWhen Australias Naked Magicians brought their show to the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, I got to interview them over the phone. But looking at publicity photos of their smooth, buff bodies afterward, I couldnt believe Id neglected to ask them the most obvious question of all: waxing or shaving?Best Tagline for a Show AwardIts hard to beat this: The tagline for the Naked Magicians (see above) is: Good magicians dont need sleeves. Great magicians dont need pants. And the best unintentionally funny quote from one of the duo, Christopher Wayne talking with Florida Weekly: I dont want to get too cocky, but Mike and I are both comfortable with what we have underneath our clothes.Best Meandering, Entertaining Novel AwardTo The Nix by Nathan Hill, a Naples resident and former FGCU instructor who worked on the novel for 10 years, never quite believing it would be published. Its basically a funny, cleverly written book about everything, including gaming, the riots at the 1968 Democratic convention, motherson relationships and lazy college students. Now in paperback and soon to be a J.J. Abrams movie starring Meryl Streep, the novel is the epitome of success.Best Local Theater Trend AwardTo new play festivals/contests. Its the best way to see brand new, neverproduced-before plays and actually give feedback to the playwrights, directors and cast. Florida Repertory Theatre has its PlayLab Festival in April, Gulfshore Playhouse holds its New Works Festival in September, and ETC Readers Theatre of The Naples Players holds an annual one-act playwrighting contest. But of course, Theatre Conspiracys been doing it forever (17 years), holding partial readings of its New Play Contest finalists as an annual fundraiser in the summer, letting us vote for our favorite. It whets our appetite for seeing the entire play and seeing a full production with costumes and sets.The Not-So-Great Local Theater Trend AwardImprov. Its hit or miss funny, depending upon the participants. Exception: when its included within a structured show, such as The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Florida Rep) or Shear Madness (Florida Reps ArtStage Studio).The Hair Extensions AwardSet in a fully functioning, zany hair salon, Shear Madness (see above) was so popular the run was extended not once, but twice. Filled with topical jokes and local references, it made me laugh almost non-stop on opening night. Apparently, it had the same effect on others as well. It finally closed three weeks after originally planned.The Bringing Back Jheri Curls AwardTo The Country Wife at Theatre Conspiracy, where many of the gentlemen in this 17th century Restoration comedy with their shoulder-length curly wigs looked like Rick James wannabes.The When Bad Covers Happen to Good Books AwardTo Oh Florida: How Americas Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country. I passed by Craig Pittmans book many times, simply because the cover was so unenticing. Theres a giant head wearing a baseball cap that looks as if Mike Ditka mated with an orange. Hes smoking a cigarette and wearing mirrored sunglasses just the type of guy most of us want to avoid. Not only that, hes drifting along in the water, just a disembodied head. It looks like just another make-aquick-buck book about Florida. But when I finally picked it up and started reading it, I realized how deceptive the cover is. The books funny, smart and packed with interesting stories about our crazy Sunshine State and its colorful history. Its well written and full of substance. Just ignore the cover. Read it.The Making Architecture Sexy Again Award (Fictional)In Elan Mastais novel, All Our Wrong Todays, one of the characters, an architect from an alternate universe, gives this speech to his fellow architects: We are failures. Weve failed ourselves and weve failed the world. Architecture is the art we live in. And we could be living in miracles. Instead of dull boxes. Instead of geometry. We, in this room, make the frame that the world looks through to see its own reflection. And if the world has not provided us the materials we need to unbind our imaginations, we must demand it. Everything that we need to reimagine this city, every city, to redefine how human beings live on this planet, its all possible. No idea is impossible. All we need is infrastructure. But are we inspiring the material world to chase our grand visions? Or are we letting infrastructure shackle us? You fail yourself, you fail the world, you fail the future, you fail whoever looks out the window to see what we as a civilization are capable of. Look out that window at the story weve told. Is that a story youre proud to tell? Think about what you tried to build today and ask yourself if it will change this world into the one we need. If not, why not? Start again. These are not buildings. They are monuments to the future we deserve. The Making Architecture Sexy Again Award (Real Life)To Joyce Owens of the Fort Myersbased Architecture Joyce Owens. Shes president of the Florida chapter of the American Institute of Architects. She ran on the theme Communicating Value, stressing that architects need to communicate the importance of what they do, and that they need to do so in clear, understandable, jargon-free language. Architects build more than structure. They build value. And its our responsibility as AIA Florida to ensure the general public is aware of that value, she says.The Knowing Your Audience AwardThe Naples Players hit the jackpot and showed that they know their audiences when they put on the play These Shining Lives, which is set in Ottawa, Ill., appealing to both Canadians andMidwesterners.Best Bigot Onstage Award(tie) Graham Smith, in Best of Enemies at Florida Rep. He took us on a journey from being the head of a North Carolina KKK to forming a true friendship with an African-American civil rights leader. Also, to David Breitbarth, who played George Wallace in The Great Society at the Asolo Repertory Theatre. Its the sequel to All the Way. Both plays dealt with Lyndon Johnsons presidency. (At the end of The Great Society, Mr. Breitbarth also played an incoming President Nixon, promising to make America great again.)The Theatrical Fashion Accessory AwardWith a Shakespearian play (The Merchant of Venice, Gulfshore Playhouse), a play about a Shakespearean actor (I Hate Hamlet, The Naples Players) and a traveling Broadway musical about the Bard himself (Something Rotten!, NANCIESFrom page 1 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTCHARLOTTE COUNTY FLORIDA WEEKLY | SECTION BWWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM INSIDE WEEK OF MARCH 23-29, 2017 And the winners are ...Fort Myers Film Festival gives awards in seven categories. B4 Society Funk Fest 8. B21 Beauty and the BeastIs the new film better than the cartoon classic? We dive in. B11 Dining notesBrunch at Worden Farm and more.B23 Two thousand years ago when Calusa tribe members sat at sunset listening to stories on Manasota Beach, they could not have imagined how we tell tales today, said Patricia Caswell, program director and co-founder of The Hermitage Artist Retreat. They undoubtedly had costumes and music, but could they imagine the scenery, stage lights or even movies? We will continue this tradition of storytelling with readings from current plays, and then look at the future through virtual reality. Like the Calusas, we cant imagine what story telling in the future will be like but at this event, we will get a sneak peek at where it is going. In that spirit, the Hermitage Artist Retreat invites the public to take a step into the future from their Englewood beach home on Friday, March 31, for Story Telling Now and in the Future. The artist program will include playwrights Amlin Gray and George Brant, who will share dramatic and comic scenes from their plays. Their readings will be followed by writer/director Saschka Unseld giving a look into storytelling of the future. The Hermitage is a not-for-profit artist BIGOTTHEPORTRAYING BEST OF ENEMIES, WHICH PLAYED AT FLORida Repertory Theatre a few months ago, opens with a grand Cyclops addressing his fellow Klansmen, gleefully talking about how Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed. He calls him Martin Lucifer Coon. The character, C.P. Ellis, spews hatred and drops the n word as casually as one would say Good morning. When invited to have lunch with a black man, he snarls, I dont eat watermelon.SEE BIGOT, B16 BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com Actors who play tough roles say sensitivity is the key to being true to the play and to themselves Graham Smith played C.P. Ellis, an angry bigot, in Best of Enemies.NICK ADAMS PHOTOGRAPHY / FLORIDA REPERTORY THEATRE I knew the harder I lit into the first part of the play the bigger the payoff was going to be (in the end). It needs that kind of hard-edged assault, not just on each other, but on the audience. Graham Smith, who plays a Klansman in Best of Enemies Hermitage beach event highlights Story Telling Now and in the FutureSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ COURTESY PHOTOThe Hermitage.SEE HERMITAGE, B13 The Naked Magicians Joyce Owens Shelley Sanders as his country wife, Margery, and Jim Yarnes as Pinchwife.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 25-31, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 Featuring HAPPY HOUR DRINKS 2-6PMSMALL PLATES $5-$8 EXPIRES 6/11/17 EXPIRES 6/11/17 EXPIRES 6/11/17$13.999 Deliciou Way t Choose Fom Served with your choice of 2 sideMust present coupon before ordering. Must purchase a beverage. Not SHRIMP DINNER (side not included with salad or pasta) *Restrictions apply. See server for full details. All Military with valid ID eats free up to $17, Monday, 5/29 only 3 GREAT LOCAL AND FAMILY OWNED RESTAURANTS ArtisNaples), codpieces were the um prominent fashion piece this season. The ghost of actor John Barrymore admitted to stuffing his in I Hate Hamlet, and the ones in Something Rotten were as individual as the men themselves.Best Mash-Up AwardTo choreographer Doug Elkins, whose dance troupe performed Mo(tor)town/ Redux at the Ringling International Arts Festival. The dance is a mash-up of music by Amy Winehouse and various Motown groups with Shakespeares Othello. It comes from the wildly inventive mind of Mr. Elkins, who wondered: What if you have James Baldwin do a rewrite of Othello on the set of Soul Train? What does that possibility look like? Now we know.Best Thing on Tap AwardMad crazy tap dancer Annisa Lee was one of the best things at the Postmodern Jukebox concert at the BB Mann, providing unique percussion to many of the songs as well as humor and a more-than-healthy dash of show biz. We havent been so entertained by tap dancing since we saw Tony Awardwinning tapper/choreographer Savion Glover onstage. The Delilah AwardTo the unnamed woman sitting in the front row at the Postmodern Jukebox concert (see above). When Casey Abrams, whose hair was as crazy as his antics, was lying on the stage floor, she stood up and started stroking his shoulder-length locks and was rewarded with a smile.Best Costume AwardTo Gulf Coast Symphony musical conductor Andrew Kurtz, who wore a blue sailor outfit, complete with a white sailor hat, to conduct South Pacific at the BB Mann. As he strode across the stage I thought it was one of the actors, and didnt realize until hed almost reached the podium that it was the maestro. We also hear he wore a cool Luke Skywalker outfit when his orchestra performed music from Star Wars at an earlier event.The Great Timing AwardTo the Island Hopper Songwriter Fest, which booked country singer Maren Morris last October. Just before she came to the Pink Shell Resort & Marina on Fort Myers Beach to perform, the singer had a nice write-up in Entertainment Weekly magazine and it was announced shed been nominated for six Academy of Country Music Awards, up there with Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert. (She won New Female Vocalist of the Year.) Her career went into warp drive, and we got her just as the mega-stardom was beginning.Funniest Chompers AwardTo Mark St. Germain, whose Florida Reps PlayLab reading of his new play George Washingtons Teeth made me laugh so hard I wouldve spit out my own false teeth, if I had any. The play poked fun at quirky historical societies in small towns as well as at racism. Slyly clever, it made me laugh continuously. ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTFORT MYERS FLORIDA WEEKLY | SECTION CWWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM Florida WritersNovel by part-time Fort Myers resident offers two views of 50s Boston. C5 Downtown DivaOur columnist has advice for a friend with a blind date. C2 INSIDE o r i d a W r i t e r s WEEK OF MARCH 8-14, 2017SocietyRESTORE Clean Water Gala benefits Captains for Clean Water. C30 Rare performanceSee the Royal Scottish orchestra with famed violinist Nicola Benedetti. C20 Chicago proves we are still in our car wonder years In the classic TV show The Wonder Years, there was an episode that centered around the family buying a new car. The idea was that dad got to be the king of the block as the new rubber rolled through the neighborhood. The Arnolds new family car was nothing too special. It was just a late 60s Ford Custom sedan, and Ford literally sold hundreds of thousands more similar to it. But on that shows Anytown, USA, it highlighted the pride that came from showing off something new and shiny. A SEE CAR SHOW, C26 Pacific South ... as it was meant to be Gulf Coast Symphony, Broadway Palm join forces for two enchanting evenings BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.comFOR TWO ENCHANTED EVENINGS THIS MONTH, youll be able to see South Pacific the way it was originally meant to be experienced: with a full orchestra performing the score. Gulf Coast Symphony and Broadway Palm join forces again to present the Tony Awardand Pulitzer Prize-winning SEE SOUTH PACIFIC, C4 VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY(Bloody Mary) Claudia Chapa, (Lt. Joseph Cable) Marc Koeck and (Liat) Marissa Buchheit. COURTESY PHOTOThe Chevy Malibu Redline. myles KORNBLATTmk@autominded.com Annisa Lee tap danced during Postmodern Jukebox. announcedshedbeennominatedfor Myers resident s Boston. C5 r a friend with efits h 0 MAREN MORRIS, CRYS MATTHEWS AMONG PERFORMERS IN LINEUP FOR ISLAND HOPPERS SONGWRITER FEST A TALE OF TWO BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com aren Morris has had an incredible year so far. Its been amazing, says the 26-year-old singer/songwriter. Her breakthrough album, Hero, hit No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart when it was released in June. Its first single, My Church, which she co-wrote with busbee, became a gold-certified hit and made it to No. 5 on the Hot Country Songs chart. She followed it up with 80s Mercedes, which hit No. 25. Along with Brett Eldredge, shes an opening act for Keith Urbans ripCORD World Tour 2016. SINGER/SONGWRITERSMArts commentaryNo waiting period for intriguing Gun Show at Theatre Conspiracy. C10 INSIDE Celebrity extraVersailles headed across the pond.C22 Latest filmsThe harrowing, death-defying heroics of Capt. Chesley Sully Sullenberger. C15 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTFLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 14-20, 2016 | SECTION CWWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM SocietyBell Tower Shops Throwback Music Party at Cru. C23 Local Roots Farmers Markets coming to downtown Fort MyersLocal Roots Farmers Markets is taking over the River District Farmers Market every Thursday beginning Oct. 6 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Centennial Park under the Caloosahatchee Bridge, 2000 West First Street. The market will be open all year except for Thanksgiving Day but will open on Wednesday, Nov. 23, for a makeup market. On Nov. 5, Local Roots will also kick off the new Fort Myers Downtown Farm & Art Market each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cornog Plaza, 2450 First Street next to Fort Myers Regional Library. A highlight of this market will be Rose ODells Rosy Tomorrows Heritage Farm, a North Fort Myers organic farm bringing meats, eggs, produce, herbs and freshly baked breads all grown or made on their farm, said Betsy Ventura, who with Jean Baer owns Local Roots. This and our Sanibel market are the only markets they are participating in, and we are really excited to be working with them. In addition to downtown Fort Myers and Sanibel, Ventura and Baer also operate the Bonita Springs, Coconut Point, Fenway South, Lakes Park and FSW markets. Anyone interested in becoming a vendor or providing live entertainment should see buylocallee.com. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ COURTESY PHOTOSMaren Morris calls herself a gangster June Carter. Crys Matthews describes her music as like Tracy Chapman, but not so sad.SEE SONGWRITER,C4
C6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 25-31, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYTHEATER55 and Over By Laboratory Theater of Florida May 26-28. 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. 218-0481 or http:// www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com.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 the Sugden Community Theater. 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.THURSDAY5.25Nature 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. Free with park entry fee. 597-6916 or www.floridastateparks.org. Lifelong Learning Learn about lesser-known tropical fruits in a class at Naples Botanical Garden from 10 a.m. to noon. $15 for members, $20 for others. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org. Step Back in Time Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons perform at 8 p.m. at Seminole Immokalee Casino. $125. 658-1313 or www.seminoleimmokaleecasino.com. FRIDAY5.26Steady Hand Naples Art Association hosts a calligraphy workshop focused on Carolingian script from the ninth century from 1-4 p.m. $50. 272-6517 or www.naplesart.org. Free Concert Hester Prynne performs from 6-9 p.m. at Miromar Outlets. Free. 9483766 or www.miromaroutlets.com. Piano Man Musical comedian Jimmy Keys performs from 9-11 p.m. at Barbatella. $3 5. 1290 Third S t. S. 2 63-1955 or www.barbatellanaples.com. Rock Concert Sister Hazel performs at 8 p.m. at Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center. $28-$38. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 389-6901 or www. swflpac.com. Ad Libbing Stage II Improv performs at 8 p.m. tonight and 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday at Sugden Community Theater. $10-$20. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. SATURDAY5.27To Market, To Market Third Street South hosts a farmers market from 7:30-11:30 a.m. 434-6533 or www. thirdstreetsouth.com. Wonder in the Garden Kids are invited to Naples Botanical Garden to learn about harmonious habitats through themed activities from 10:30-1:30 p.m. today and Sunday in the Smith Childrens Garden. Free with regular admission. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org. 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. $4-$7. 948-7825 or www.germainarena.com.Still the King Western swing giants Asleep at the Wheel perform at 8 p.m. at Seminole Immokalee Casino. $25. (888) 219-0007 or www.moreinparadise.com. Three Voices Terry Barber Trio performs at 8 p.m. at Center for the Arts Bonita Springs. $35-$45. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Funny Guy Dov Davidoff performs tonight and Sunday, May 28, at Off The Hook Comedy Club. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com. SUNDAY5.28High Tea Fun House of Gaia hosts high tea and a painting party from 5-6:30 p.m. $25-$45. 1660 Trade Center Way. 272-6152 or www.houseofgaia.org. Summer Spectacular The Naples Philharmonic and members of its youth orchestra perform side by side in concert at 7 p.m. at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Classic Film Silverspot in Mercato screens E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) at 2 and 7 p.m. A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world. 592-0300 or www.silverspot.net.MONDAY5.29Sunset Om Watch the sun sink below the horizon while going through the moves with an instructor 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. TUESDAY5.30Pup 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. Dog-walking hours are also from 3-5 p.m. Thursday and 9-11:30 a.m. Sunday. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org. Tour in the Garden Naples Botanical Garden hosts a tour the of the propertys legacy trees from 9-11 a.m. $15 for members, $20 for others. 643-7275 or www.naplesgarden.org. Chamber Concert Members of the Naples Philharmonic perform free concerts at 2 p.m. 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. WEDNESDAY5.31Morning 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. Art After Hours ArtisNaples offers free after-hours admission to The Baker Museum and live music from 6-9 p.m. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Jig Is Up Traditional Irish musicians take the stage and kick up their heels at 7 p.m. at Riptide Brewing Company. 987 Third Ave. N. 228-6533 or www.riptidebrewingcompany.com. Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd tribute band Brit Floyd performs at 8 p.m. at Germain Arena. $31-$45. 9487825 or www.germainarena.com. COMING UPFor 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. $15 includes a light breakfast. Registration required. 300 Tower Road. 530-5490 or www.rookerybay.org.Music in the Garden Members of the Naples Philharmonic perform a chamber concert at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at Naples Botanical Garden. 6437275 or www.naplesgarden.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. Dog Daze Pups and their people can enjoy pet-friendly specials and entertainment from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at Miromar Outlets. 948-3766 or www. miromaroutlets.com.In the Hole Bone Hook Brewing Co. hosts a cornhole tournament and more fun, incuding live music by Wilder Sons & Sprout and The Ben Allen Band starting at 11:30 a.m. and continuing throughout the day Saturday, June 3. 1514 Immokalee Road. 631-8522 or www. bonehookbrewing.com.Choir Concert The Southwest Florida Gay and Lesbian Chorus performs its 2017 Pride Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at Laboratory Theater of Florida. $15. 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. 218-0481 or www.laboratorytheaterflorida.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. Songwriter Showcase The Marco Players hosts a performance by Raiford Starke with a post-performance reception, Q&A with the musician and jam session from 7-10 p.m. Monday, June 5. $30-$35. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com. 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. Two to Tango El Gaucho Inca hosts tango music and dancing with Adrian Batista from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 7. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or www.elgauchoinca.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. Ms. Ellis also leads a workshop for storytellers from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 10. 2335 Tamiami Trail N. www.elizabethellisnaples2017.eventbrite.com. Nature Film The Conservancy of Southwest Florida screens Disneynatures Earth at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, June 10. 1495 Smith Preserve Way. 262-0304 or www.conservancy.org. 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. Songwriter Showcase The Marco Players hosts a performance by Austin Church with a post-performance reception, Q&A with the musician and jam session from 7-10 p.m. Monday, June 12. $30-$35. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 6427270 or www.themarcoplayers.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. Nature Talk The Conservancy of Southwest Florida hosts a lecture with Joanna Fitzgerald, director of von Arx Wildlife Hospital, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 13. Free for members, $10 for others. 1495 Smith Preserve Way. 403-4207 or email@example.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.Third Thursday Third Street South presents Jerzey Band from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 15, on the Fleischmann Courtyard. Free. 434-6533 or www.thirdstreetsouth.com. Sail Away David Lawrence Center Young Executives hold the sixth annual sunset cruise about the Naples Princess from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, June 15. $45-$50. 550 Port-o-Call Way. 354-1434 or www. davidlawrencecenter.org. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO The Baker Museum at ArtisNaples offers free after-hours access to the public from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 31. Be sure to check out The Olga Hirshhorn Collection, which includes Portrait of a Woman by Alexandre Falguiere. 597-1900 or www. artisnaples.org. Pinkies in and brushes out when House of Gaia hosts high tea and a painting session from 5-6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28. 272-6152 or www.houseofgaia.com.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 25-31, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOHonor Flight Fun Collier County Honor Flight hosts a fundraiser with a steak dinner, a fashion show by Petunias of Naples, live music by Mooney Mann Dub, raffles, giveaways and more from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at Aqua. $75. 862 Fifth Ave. S. 216-1123 or janet_ firstname.lastname@example.org. Photo Reception Naples Art Association hosts an opening reception for Camera USA 2017 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 16. Free for members, $10 for others. 585 Park. St. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org. Looky-Loo Miromar Outlets hosts grandfather/father/son look-alike contests at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17. 948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com. SummerJazz on the Gulf Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club presents The Betty Fox Band from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17. Free. 261-2222 or www. naplesbeachhotel.com.Bridal Blast Naples Bridal Expo returns with displays from local wedding vendors, prizes, giveaways and more from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, June 18, at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. $5, but brides can pre-register for free admission on the website. 272-8477 or www. naplesbridalexpo.com. Songwriter Showcase The Marco Players hosts a performance by Bob Williams with a post-performance reception, Q&A with the musician and jam session from 7-10 p.m. Monday, June 19. $30-$35. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 6427270 or www.themarcoplayers.com. Free Film Mercato screens Moonrise Kingdom (2012) on the lawn at sunset on Tuesday, June 20. A pair of young lovers flees their New England town, prompting a local search party to fan out to find them. 254-1080 or www. mercatoshops.com.Pianoforte, Anyone? Mike Lee performs on a replica of Mozarts pianoforte at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, in the Bower Chapel at Moorings Park. $40. 120 Moorings Park Drive. 646-734-8179 or grandpianoseries.com. Sword Play The Naples Players hosts a stage combat class focused on sword fighting from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at Sugden Community Theater. $30 for members, $55 for others. Must be at least 18 years old. 263-7990 or www. naplesplayers.org. Songwriter Showcase The Marco Players hosts a performance by Mitch Peters with a post-performance reception, Q&A with the musician and jam session from 7-10 p.m. Monday, June 26. $30-$35. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 6427270 or www.themarcoplayers.com. Love That Dress Ideal Image hosts a Love That Dress! collection party to benefit PACE Center for Girls from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 29. 596-2005 or www.lovethatdress.org.Independence Party Everglades City celebrates Independence Day with a parade, arts and crafts, family activities, fireworks and more starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 1, at McLeod Park. 695-3781 or www.evergladeshistorical.org. Email calendar listings and highresolution photos to Lindsey Nesmith at email@example.com. Please send Word or text documents and jpgs with time, date, location, cost and contact information. No pdfs or photos of fliers. Deadline for calendar submissions is noon Monday. No phone calls, please. t ty y a a u e y y r e e a . t _ r t t on n 30 0 rs , o r r ts s n66 6 es s he e at w. w. p o o d n d d at t ut t s w w . Pink Floyd tribute band Brit Floyd performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Germain Arena. www.germainarena.com 5.31 5.26-27 Stage II Improv performs at 8 p.m. Friday and at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday at the Sugden Community Theater. www.naplesplayers.org The Terry Barber Trio takes the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday at Center for the Arts Bonita Springs. artcenterbonita.org 5.27 5.25, 28, 30 5.26 Relive the s when Sister Hazel, whose All for You topped the charts in 1997, plays the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center in Bonita Springs at 8 p.m. Friday. www.swflpac.com Let your pooch put his best paw forward when Naples Botanical Garden invites owners to bring their wellmannered dogs for a walk from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, 9-11:30 a.m. Sunday and 8-11 a.m. Tuesday. www.naplesgarden.org Bone Hook Brewing Co. kicks off summer with a cornhole tournament, craft beer, and live music by The Ben Allen Band and Wilder Sons starting at 11 a.m. and continuing all day Saturday, June 3. www.bonehookbrewing.com
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Master musician Mark Pettey and his Steampunk Stompers band promise youll want to strap on your goggles, corsets and top hats for A Midsummer Nights Steam at the Sugden Community Theatre on Wednesday, July 12. As a style of design and fashion, Steampunk combines historical elements with anachronistic technological features. Mr. Pettey and his band add unusual twists a tuba that shoots steam and a geared-up animatronic drum set among them to a repertoire of contemporary songs. Their performance at the Sugden will also include a the cast from The Naples Players fall hit The Rocky Horror Show. Mr. Pettey has been a member of several symphony orchestras, toured as keyboardist for the Marshall Tucker Band and appeared in concert with Frank Sinatra Jr., Doc Severinsen, Aretha Franklin, Barry Manilow and numerous others. With The Steampunk Stompers he sings and plays keyboards, trumpet, steel pan and bagpipes. The members of The Steampunk Stompers, all professional musicians as well, are: Timothy Torres, electric cello, electric guitar and banjo; Kirsten Trembley, electric violin; Adren Hance, sousaphone; Todd Betz, drums; Moe Perrera, percussion; and Nick Rogers, electric guitar. They perform regularly with the orchestra in The Naples Players musical productions. In fact, Mr Pettey says, Our band was formed in the orchestra pit at the Sugden. The Steampunk Stompers was born because of the connection that developed between the very musicians who play during our musicals, says Bryce Alexander, TNP artistic director, adding proceeds from A Midsummer Nights Steam will benefit The Naples Players. We are thankful that they are willing to share their passions with us in so many diverse and dynamic ways. COURTESY PHOTO Mark Pettey and Kristen Trembley of The Steampunk Stompers. 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Void where prohibited. Original coupon must be redeemed at time of rental. Pick-up subject to geographic and other restrictions. Enterprise, Well Pick You Up and the e logo are registered trademarks of Enterprise Rent-A-Car. 2016 Enterprise Rent-A-Car. H00616 8/16almost 25 years; Betsy, 75, started working at the Broadway Palm one month before Joan, 68. And now, having been with the venue since before it officially opened, Betsy is retiring. Its a bittersweet night. Shes my hero. Its been a pleasure working with her, Ms. Anastos says. She never called in. Even when she had big problems, she came to work. The place wont be the same without her. Shes my best friend in the whole wide world. The two even vacation together every year. Im the widow and Joans the gay divorcee, Betsy says. Theyre similar in stature, and both have short blonde hair. Joan came here from Massachusetts, Betsy from Atlantic City, N.J. Betsy has a what-can-I-get-for-ya-doll waitress attitude. Shes a live wire. God gave me a personality, she says. I make my own parties. Even on her last night, two nights before the final performance of Jesus Christ Superstar, she hustles. Shes training a young man how to be server. When she notices patrons have stripped the dessert table of all the ice cream, she goes to the freezer and gets more even though its not part of a servers job. You pitch in when you have to pitch in, she says. On a typical night in the middle of season, she serves 46 people. Tonight, its 38. If I were 20 years younger, Id start it all over again, she says. I love people. Its a job you never get bored with. I cant believe shes leaving, Ms. Carr, the regular patron, says. Shes awesome. Shes part of why we come. She gives everybody a lot of guff, but in a good way It wont be the same without her. Allison Leone, 23, comes into the back bar to say goodbye and wish Betsy luck. Ms. Leones father is the longtime drummer in the Broadway Palm orchestra. When she was little, he often brought her to work and shed sit in the pit with him. Shes known Betsy since she was 7. Shes like a grandma, she says, adding shes happy for Betsys new chapter in life. Shes ready to live Shes going to live her life. So what has made Betsy so popular with her customers? She has a fun personality, Ms. Leone declares. She connects with everyone.Hired on the spotBetsy has been a waitress for 61 years. Her first job was in 1956, at the Woolworths 5&10 at Tennessee Avenue on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. I was paid 57 cents an hour. We had steak sandwiches that were $3.95, a lot of money in those days. I was a go-getter Whoever sold the most every week got to pick out a piece at the jewelry counter. Of course, Betsy won, week after week. Youll laugh, but you know what I picked out? she says. Plastic clipon earrings, because my ears werent pierced. At the Broadway Palm, whoever sells the most souvenir glasses each week gets a $10 door prize or a bottle of wine. Which does Betsy choose? I take the money! And at the end of some shows, she adds, the biggest seller gets a gift certificate to a Fort Myers Beach resort. She long ago stopped counting how many of those shes won over the year. When she interviewed for the job at Broadway Palm, the place was still under construction in its transformation from a Publix supermarket. Tom and Deborah Prather had opened the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre five years before in Lancaster, Pa., and this would be their second such operation. (Son) Will (Prather, now the owner and executive producer) was in his late 20s. He was a babe, she says. I had to laugh, because all these girls coming to interview were wearing flip-flops and shorts. I had high heels on and a dress and make-up and I knew what went into a drink. She was hired on the spot as the very first server. Betsy calls Mr. Prather the best boss to ever work for. As long as you do your work, he doesnt bother you, she says. Thats rare in a boss. He, in turn, says shes a very, very special person really, one of a kind. In one way or another, weve all been entertained by her, he adds, calling her Say Anything Betsy. Before Broadway Palm, Betsy worked at the Golden Grill in Lehigh Acres for 10 years (it later became 225 East), starting as a waitress then moving up to head hostess before becoming the service manager. Pat Boone used to come and sing there, she notes. It was all good training for her current job. Two weeks before the Broadway Palm opened in October 1993, Betsy helped set the place up. We put the tables and chairs up, the salt and pepper shakers. It was exciting opening, starting a new place There had been a dinner theater in Naples, but it had closed. This was the first here in Fort Myers. The opening show was Me and My Gal. Shes seen every show the theater has presented. Some of her favorites: The Full Monty. Les Miserables. Buddy (I love rock n roll, she says). Million Dollar Quartet (That was my all-time favorite, because it was with Elvis. I love Elvis.).Her bucket listIronically, Betsy has never seen a show on Broadway. But that might change after she retires. Looking at turning 76 in July, she was startled by the recent deaths of Debbie Reynolds (at 84) and Mary Tyler Moore (at 80). She started re-examining her life and now is ready to start checking off some things on her bucket list. First, shes going to visit her brothers and sisters in Maine, a state shes never been to, and back in South Jersey. She hasnt seen them since their mothers funeral 20 years ago. When she returns home, she plans to volunteer two days a week at Hope Hospice. And shes going to ring the bell for The Salvation Army during the holiday season. Im going to start singing, and then theyll be donating the money right away, she says as she envisions herself standing beside a big red kettle. You know that, right? And for the first time in 61 years, shes not going to be waitressing. Her time will be her own. Its like a whole new adventure, she says. I dont know how Im going to feel. Im scared. Im nervous about how its going to be. Ive always worked Another coworker says goodbye to her, giving her a long hug. Betsy comforts her, tells her not to cry. Ill be around, she promises. Well have lunch. The woman leaves. Betsy looks around. Oh, God, Im going to miss this place, arent I? BETSYFrom page 1 t o S VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYBroadway Palm Theatre Executive Producer Will Prather emcees a company celebration for more than 200 people for departing longtime employee Betsy Cress.COURTESY PHOTOSBetsy Cress has spent neary 25 years as an employee of Broadway Palm Theatre.
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C24 WEEK OF MAY 25-31, 2017 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYstgermainsteakhouse.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. St. Germain Steakhouse Roasted Prime Rib of BeefCloyd Pates Signature Recipe 10-ounce Special CutStuffed ShrimpOn a bed of forbidden black rice and wilted spinach with a beurre blanc drizzleNorwegian SalmonDill hollandaise and poached asparagusPrime Rib SandwichPresented on a hoagie roll with caramelized onions, melted cheese and a side of au jusBeef StroganoffGarlic and mushroom sauteed beef tips offered with a demi glace, a hint of cream and presented with egg noodlesCrispy Herb Roasted Chicken BreastAtop cornbread dried cherry stufng and natural jus SERVING ONLY 100% PRIME STEAKS!6-ounce Filet MignonServed with choice of baked potato, sweet potato, garlic mashed or pommes frites Dinner for 2 LIVEENTERTAINMENTEVERY FRIDAY & SATURDAY 6PM 9PM with a complimentary bottle of house wine. Starting at only $36! 1585 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 5, Naples, Florida 34109 239.592.0050 NoodlesCafe.comLUNCH/MONFRI 11:30 to 4DINNER/MON-SAT 4 to 10 & SUN 4 to 9 11:30 A.M. TO 3 P.M. DAILYPURCHASE OF A BEVERAGE REQUIRED. DINE IN ONLY. Cannot be combined with any other offers, specials or coupons; not valid on holidays. SUSHIROLLED-TO-ORDER $12.99BOTTOMLESS PASTACHOICE OF 7 PASTAS & 5 SAUCES $9.99 FREE Mini CannoliMust present this ad. 21 Spices by Chef Asif celebrates National Wine Day with 20 percent off all bottles $50 and over on Thursday, May 25. The restaurant also offers a daily early bird menu from 5-6 p.m. for $26. 4270 Tamiami Trail E. 919-8830 or www.21spicesdining. com. The summer edition of Naples Restaurant Week two weeks, actually takes place Thursday, June 1, through Wednesday, June 14, with dozens of top local restaurants offering prix-fixe menus for $25-$35 a pop. Diners who want to take advantage of the promotion can view participating restaurants special menus on the website, make a reservation or walk in and enjoy the chefs best offerings at an affordable, fleeting price. A portion of all proceeds will benefit Humane Society Naples. For more information, visit www.naplesrestaurantweek.com. Starting Wednesday, May 31, Osteria Tulia serves a weekly dinner special every Wednesday evening. Guests can tuck into a flight of fresh signature pastas dishes for $29. 466 Fifth Ave. S. 4132073 or www.osteriatulia.com. For a limited time, Shulas Steakhouse at the Hilton Naples offers The House of Blue Burger topped with blue cheese, red onion jam and balsamic greens and served with steak or sweet potato fries, for $15. 5111 Tamiami Trail N. 430-4999 or www.shulasnaples.com. Rustys Raw Bar & Grill hosts Fish Fry Fridays where guests can order fresh-fried haddock with lemon, tartar sauce, fries and coleslaw for $8.95 (large-sized plate, $12.95). 2700 Immokalee Road. 597-5013 or www.rustysraw. com. Stevie Tomatos Sports Page offers an appetizer and two entrees (baby back ribs, beer-battered fish n chips, Southwestern mac n cheese and more) for $20. 15215 Collier Blvd. 3524233 or www.stevietomato.com. St. Germain Steakhouse celebrates summer by offering dinner for two with a bottle of wine starting at $36. Menu options include a 6-ounce filet mignon, stuffed shrimp, beef stroganoff, Norwegian salmon and crispy herbroasted chicken breast. 403 Bayfront Place. firstname.lastname@example.org or www.stgermainsteakhouse.com. Want to work on your skills in the kitchen? Here are some cooking classes on the front burner: The Good Life of Naples, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4663 or www.goodlifenaples.com Italian Family Dinner: Wednesday, June 7 ($65); Asian Flavors: Thursday, June 15 ($69); Sunday Brunch Gathering: Saturday, June 24 ($55). Purple Spoon, 25151 Chamber of Commerce Drive, Bonita Springs; 908-3842 or www.chefkristina.com Tapas: Saturday, May 27 ($60); Flavors of Thailand: Friday, June 2 ($68); Whose Salmon Is It Anyway: Saturday, June 17 ($74); Rustic Italian Cooking Class: Friday, June 23 ($68). Sur La Table, 9501 Strada Place, Mercato; 598-1463 or www.surlatable.com French Criossants 101: Thursday, May 25 ($69); Pizza on the Grill: Thursday, May 25 ($69); Spring Pasta Workshop: Friday, May 25 ($69); Date Night Springtime in Italy: Friday, May 26 ($79); Date Night Springtime in Italy: Friday, May 26 ($79); Date Night Spicy Latin Favorites: Saturday, May 27 ($79); Perfect Pies: Sunday, May 28 ($69); Fried Chicken 101 ($69); Date Night Summer in Venice: Sunday, May 28 ($79); Kids Memorial Day Baking: Monday, May 29 ($49); Tacos from Scratch: Tuesday, May 30 ($69); Indian Take-Out: Wednesday, May 31 ($69). Email food and dining news to Lindsey Nesmith at email@example.com. 7th Avenue Socials fried green tomato stack is one of the restaurants featured items on its Naples Restaurant Week prix-fix menu. Guests at Osteria Tulia can enjoy a pasta flight of the restaurants signature fresh pasta dishes each Wednesday through summer. Pictured here are risotto fruta di mare, tagliatelle alla Bolognese and creste with smoked salmon. CUISINE NEWS
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 25-31, 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 Choose an AppetizerMozzerella Sticks Chips and Salsa Bucket of Meat BallsChoose Two EntresBaby Back Ribs Monterey Chicken Beer Battered Fish & Chips Soutwestern Chicken Mac & Cheese Fried Shrimp BasketOer available with the purchase of two beverages. 2 for $ 20Share an App + 2 Entres = $20 20 YEARS OF GREAT FOOD & SPORTS 1997-2017 All Day Every Day Thru May! WEDNESDAY B B U U U U Y Y Y Y O O O O N N N E G G G G E E T T O O N N E E E ! SIZZLING FAJITAS $4 4 4 M M M M M AR AR AR A A GA GA GA A R RI RI RI RI T TA TA TA SStar ti i ti ng ng a a t t 4 4p m THURSDAY 1 1 / / 2 2 2 P P P r r r i i c c e e e e W W W i ng s s s OR C C C h h h i c k k e e e n n T T T e e n n d d d e e e r r s s s 4pm-Close FRIDAY F F i i s s h F r r r y y Beer battered haddock with fries and coleslaw $ $ $ 9 9 9 9 9 2 2 f f f f o o o r r r 1 1 D DR R IN IN IN K KS S Plus SATURDAY & SUNDAY B B B a a b b b y y B B a a a c c c k k k R ibs $ 99With the purchase of a beverage. Dine in only.Naples 239-352-4233, Pebblebrooke Plaza, 15215 Collier Blvd # 301, Naples, FL 34119 The Dish: Afternoon Shower Salad The Price: Regular, $9.75; large, $12.50 The Place: Fish Crazy 14700 Tamiami Trail N., Naples The Menu: www.fishcrazyrestaurant.com The Details: Its your summer delight, a refreshing respite from the heat in a delicious power blend of freshly diced local mango, pink papaya and curly and straight kale. Stir in spinach, sprouts, roasted almonds and feta cheese, finish it off with a sweetly tart raspberry pomegranate vinaigrette dressing, and its a meal for two people. The third-place winner in the recent Naples Restaurant Week First Bite competition, Fish Crazy is known for its Mediterranean-style Florida triple tail with smashed potatoes, and its Crazy Shrimp and Whipped Goat Cheese Grits with Chorizo. The menu covers the bases with a variety of salads, Hawaiian poke, cannonball-sized Italian meatballs and Executive Chef Hector Hidalgos Mexican specials. And not only that, the Florida Clam Chowder and several other savory soups are gluten-free. For a great happy hour, come for the -5-4-3 Crazy Hour from 3-6:30 p.m. daily, with bountiful $6 crispy calamari or peel-and-eat shrimp; $5 margaritas, mojitas or firecracker shrimp; $4 house wines and well liquors, seafood gumbo and the soon-to-be-world-famous Hidalgo Taco: oh-so-tender poblano pepperseasoned brisket tacos with crisp sweet potato fries. Finish off your summer respite with Hectors Key Lime pie, coconut flan or the lusciously layered Seventh Heaven chocolate cake. Ivan Seligman firstname.lastname@example.org THE DISH
C26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 25-31, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 968 Second Avenue North ~ Naples, FL ~ 239.434.7115 HOURS: Mon-Sat: 9:30 am-4:30 pm ~ DONATIONS accepted Mon-Sat:10 am-4 pm owned & operated by The Shelter for Abused Women & Children www.naplesshelter.org 75% OFFFurniture Linens Womens Pants Housewares Chandeliers Books Select Paintings LampsSALE EXCLUDES FINAL PRICE ITEMS 60 % OFF EVERYTHING VINORiesling reconsideredI have a confession to make. As widely as I sample and write about wine, there has always been something of a vacant space in my wine appreciation, and its the wines of Germany. Our collection is packed with bottles from California, Washington State, France, Italy and some stranger places like Moldova. But Ive never been able to get my arms around the way German wine producers classify and label their products. Until now. On a trip to Germany last year, I set out to get myself educated about Riesling, which is the predominant varietal in the region, as well as some of the lesser-known wines, like Gruner Veltliner, Mller-Thurgau and Gewrztraminer. I am glad I did. The problem has been that the Germans classify their wines and label them in a very unconventional way by level of sweetness. Second, a producer might make 15 or 20 different wines from various blocks in the vineyard. And third, until recently, German wine labels were gorgeously colorful works of art with completely unreadable Gothic lettering. Add to that descriptive terminology like Trockenbeerenauslese and Qualitatswein mit Pradikat, and American consumers (like me) can perhaps be excused for scratching their heads in puzzlement. And, like many people, I originally believed that most, if not all, Rieslings were very sweet. But heres what I discovered. Not only are Rieslings at all levels of sweetness great food wines, but the winemakers have started labeling their bottles in a much more contemporary and readable style. Our visit to the village of Bernkastel on the Mosel River was a revelation. We were hosted at a private tasting by Bart Kroth, whose family has been making wine in the area for about 500 years, though he doesnt look that old. Bart guided us through several styles of Rieslings that he creates from some of the worlds steepest vineyards. Many of his samples were quite dry, acidic and complex, but of course there were some sweeter styles, which are designated Auslese, Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese, in order of increasing sugar content. Characteristic flavors of this varietal include peach, honey, citrus and apricot. In a way, its the opposite of Chardonnay. Its grown with great success not only in Germany, where its indigenous, but in Alsace, Washington State, Australia, the Finger Lakes of New York and South America. But there is bad news and good news. Many of the best examples of Riesling from Germany are imported in very small quantities, often less than 100 to 200 cases. And they can be pricey. The good news Rieslings from the U.S. and other parts of the world are plentiful, respectably rated and reasonably priced. After some conscientious sampling, Ive settled on the following recommendations.A.J. Adam Riesling QbA Mosel Dhroner 2016 ($36) This wine is from the Mosel region, the place with the really steep vineyards. It has an herbaceous style, featuring grassy flavors and creamy citrus on the finish. WW 90.Penfolds Riesling Eden Valley Bin 51 2016 ($40) Nicely acidic, with characteristic peach and pear flavors. WW 89.Xabregas Riesling Mount Barker 2016 ($20) This offering from Australia tends more toward citrus flavors, like tangerine, with a nice long finish. WW 89.St. Urbans-Hof Wiltinger Alte Reben Riesling 2015 ($18) For Riesling lovers, the Saar region may not be as well-known as the Mosel, but this alte reben (old vine) Riesling strikes a nice balance between bracing acidity and slight sweetness. We noted flavors of Granny Smith apple and Bosc pear, which would make this a great accompaniment to Asian cuisine. Nice. WW 89-90.Ask the Wine WhispererQ: On a recent trip to Sonoma, we loved the peaceful views of the grapevines rolling off into the distance. But I have a feeling that life in the vineyard isnt as idyllic as it looks. Can you comment? Bill R., Port St. LucieA: Youre right. Grapevines face multiple hazards that keep winemakers up at night staring at the ceiling. In addition to pests like the glassy-winged sharpshooter and the root louse that spread deadly diseases, theres dry rot, powdery mildew, birds, raccoons and other critters, frost, hail the list goes on. You may have seen vines covered with netting to keep the birds from eating the grapes that should rightfully go into the wine we enjoy. Growing wine grapes is not as attractive or relaxing as it looks from your hotel room balcony. 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. z b v a f e jerry GREENFIELDvino@floridaweekly.com COURTESY PHOTOWinemaker Bart Kroth.
CHEF Q&A Bringing a world of experience to the kitchen at the Naples Grande BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.comThis week we check in with Executive Chef Bader Ali at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. As a world-traveling chef, he uses his experiences cooking in the Mediterranean, Middle East, China and the United States to create resort menus that cater to sophisticated palates and the taste buds of young picky eaters alike. Read on to see how Chef Ali brings his global influence to the challenges of working in a seasonal economy. Where did you get your culinary education? I attended LAcademie de Cuisine in Washington, D.C., one of the top culinary and pastry schools in the country. I enjoyed the culinary school so much that I went back and completed the pastry program as well, equipping me with a wide range of skills that I have used throughout my career as a chef. What inspired you to become a chef? I was inspired by my familys love of food. Growing up, food was the core of our family culture. My family was skilled in Mediterranean food with a special French twist. Kabsa chicken and rice cooked in a tomato paste with dried lemons and spices was one of our favorite family dishes. Cooking around loved ones is a passion of mine, which has led me to a career in the culinary arts. Youve worked all over the world, from the United States to Asia. Which region had the most impact on your culinary perspective? French Mediterranean cuisine had the largest impact on my culinary perspective. I was raised in Lebanon, which has a French influence, and studied the region in culinary school as well to gain a deeper knowledge of it. What are the most important elements of a well-developed menu? A well-developed menu consists of variety that is also current in food choices and that calls on locally sourced ingredients. I source a majority of our ingredients from vendors in the Naples area. For example, we have strong relationships with Inyoni Farms, Oakes Farms, Calusa Farm and Captain Jerrys Seafood. This allows us to offer our guests a farm-totable experience with fresh produce and seafood. As a resort chef, what challenges do you face in the off-season? During the off-seasons, we put forth a series of happy hours and special events to drive traffic to our various restaurants. Locals and guests alike really enjoy our special offerings and continue to frequent the restaurants well after the specials have ended. Currently, we are offering a series of spring and summer limited-time food and beverage programs property-wide that include a bloody Mary bar special, Wine Down Wednesdays, a Sangria and Oysters special and our popular #BubbleQ happy hour. One of our larger summer events last year was our first annual Grill & Chill Weekend, a culinary celebration that featured an assortment of food and beverage tasting events that ranged from a high-energy cocktail match to the Grande Grill Off. The event was well received among guests and locals alike. What brought you to Naples? Naples Grande Beach Resort was the main reason for my transition to Naples. I had heard of the areas unique culture and cuisine and felt as if my skills would be a fit for the hotel and the area. Prior to Naples Grande Beach Resort, I was at the forefront of the culinary program at Northwood Hospitality, where I shaped the food and beverage program at Revere Hotel Boston Common, New York Palace and Cheeca Lodge & Spa in the Florida Keys. Which dishes are you particularly proud of? I am particularly proud of the texture and unique flavors of our Miso Glazed Sea Bass. What do you find challenging? I found adapting to the seasonal business and the ever-changing clientele to be the most challenging. At Naples Grande Beach Resort, we cater to guests with discerning taste alongside young children, families and corporate groups. I believe we adapt our methods for how we serve these groups effectively, such as our carefully crafted menus, familyfriendly food and beverage programs and exceptional catering options. Who or what are your greatest culinary influences? Two of my greatest culinary influences are Michel Richard and Jean-Louis Palladin. Both chefs were among the top two most influential chefs in my culinary field when I first started my professional career. I admire their ability to push the envelope to create innovative dining concepts. What has been one of your favorite culinary experiences? China has been my favorite international culinary experience. I was able to visit Beijing, Shanghai, Yuhuan and Hong Kong and take in each region and dive into its culinary perspective. I loved the fact that each region had its own food that is unique and specific to the area. What are your favorite culinary resources (books, blogs, etc.)? My favorite culinary resources are books and anything interesting on the internet that challenges me to push the envelope. We keep our dishes relevant by continuing to research the latest trends in the culinary arts. We look at resources like YouTube, ChefSteps and other popular consumer magazines, industry websites and blogs that are extremely knowledgeable on whats new and innovative in food. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 25-31, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 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.21 Spices chef headed to NYC for fall festivalChef Asif Syed of 21 Spices by Chef Asif has been invited to participate in The Food Networks 2017 New York City Wine & Food Festival this coming fall. After his successful performance at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival in February, the organizing committee of the New York event decided to invite Chef Asif to its 10th anniversary celebration. Chef Syed has been serving his modern interpretation of authentic Indian cuisine at 21 Spices in the Sugden Park Plaza on U.S. 41 East since December 2015. His menu includes a wide selection of biryanis, curries and vegetarian delights, refreshing salads, Tandoorroasted lamb, prawns, fresh fish, chicken and kabobs flamed in an open kitchen. Prior to opening 21 Spices, Chef Syed served as the executive chef at the Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort, trained with top international chefs in three continents and was named the Curry King at the Tampa Bay International Curry Festival in 2013 and 2015. He also competed in The Food Networks Guys Grocery Games in 2015. The Food Networks 2017 New York City Wine & Food Festival takes place Oct. 12-15 at Pier 94 in New York City, with all proceeds designated for the Food Bank for New York City and the No Kid Hungry campaign. For more information, visit www.nycwineandfoodfestival.com. COURTESY PHOTOChef Asif SyedCOURTESY PHOTOChef Bader Ali
www.SWFLRestaurantWeek.com1. Go to our website 2. Pick a restaurant 3. Make reservation or walk in 4. Order from the prix xe menuEnjoy! 21 Spices by Chef Asif 7th Avenue Social Ario at the JW Marriott Marco Island BALEEN Barbatella Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar BiCE Bleu Provence BRAVO Cucina Italiana Brio Tuscan Grille Cafe & Bar Lurcat Cafe Alfredo Caff Milano Campiello Catch 41 Bar N Grill Cavo Lounge Continental Coopers Hawk DAmico & Sons Deep Lagoon Seafood El Gaucho Inca Bistro Fish Crazy Fujiyama Lamoraga Latitude 26 at the Hyatt House Lima Restaurant & Pisco Bar Marco Prime Steaks & Seafood Martin Fierro Moura Bistro Ocean Prime Palladio Trattoria Real Seafood Company Ridgway Bar & Grill Ristorante Davinci Roys Ruths Chris SAKURA Sea Salt Seasons 52 Shulas Steak House Tartine & Tartelette The Capital Grille The Local The Oyster Society Marco Island T-Michaels Steak & Lobster Tommy Bahama True Food Kitchen Zen Asian BBQ PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS Naples Restaurant Week has teamed with The Humane Society Naples! Our patrons not only love food, but they understand the importance of supporting companies and local non-pro t organizations that work diligently for philanthropy and changing the lives of orphaned pets in the Southwest Florida community!#DineWithPurpose Benefiting
Life in Ave Maria is filled with simple pleasures big blue skies, friendly neighbors, walking and biking, and a sense of belonging. Make plans to visit Ave Maria and tour 22 decorated model homes of all size and designs from builders CC Homes, Del Webb and Pulte Homes. Home buyers recognize the incredible value and high quality of life while still enjoying the close proximity to Naples beaches and culture. Ave Maria has something for everyone including young couples, growing families, and active retirees. And with prices from the high $100s, you cant afford to miss this opportunity to live in beautiful Collier Countys Community of the Year for 2016 and 2015. Amenities for an Active LifestyleAve Maria has amenities for all ages. Panther Run Golf Club at Del Webb, the on-site 18 hole course designed by Gordon G Lewis, offers challenging play alongside natural beauty and wildlife. Ave Marias water park, open exclusively to residents, features two waterslides, interactive water adventure playground, resort and lap pools, spa, and beach volleyball. The North Park boasts a playground, baseball, basketball, and soccer fields. The South Park is a great spot to walk your four-legged friend at dog park or play bocce. Pack a picnic and relax at the covered outdoor pavilion. Quality of Life In Ave Maria, homeowners realize the importance of quality of life. Top notch education is available to all children whether its from our highly-rated Collier County Public Schools, the private K-12 Donahue Academy or Ave Maria University. The preferred method of transportation in town? A golf cart! Nothing beats zipping to Publix or to the pub on your golf cart. Best of all, new friends are easily made in Ave Maria with so many opportunities through the calendar of events hosted by the Master Association as well as the natural gathering spots of the coffee shop, pub, and outdoor patios of our town center restaurants. Lifemade simple. CC HomesCC Homes, presents 3-6 bedroom homes in one and two-story floor plans ranging in size from 1,133 to over 5,000 square feet and priced from the high $100s. Homes are offered in three neighborhoods: Maple Ridge, Maple Ridge Reserve, and Coquina at Maple Ridge. Customize your dream home with several options including outdoor oasis with pool, kitchen, and cabana bathroom or an extra bedroom or flex room above the garage. Visit the on-site sales center and tour 14 model homes open daily. Ask about several move-in ready homes. Coming soon! Maple Ridge Amenity Center offering residents the ultimate hub of relaxation and recreation. Inquire today. New Home Designs in Del Webb Naples Were proud to be home to Del Webb Naples, the smart choice for active adults desiring a well-rounded southwest Florida lifestyle. Del Webb Naples offers ten floor plans from 1,133 to over 2,500 square feet, with 2-5 bedrooms and prices from the high $100s. Choose from golf course, lake or preserve view when selecting your home site from the nations highly awarded home builder. New this spring! 4 new condominium home designs starting in the $180s. The on-site Oasis Club at Del Webb Naples features over 12,000 square feet of resort and lap pools, tennis courts, bocce and pickleball, fitness center, library, caf, fire pit, arts & crafts studio, and library. Dine at the brand new Rusty Putter for breakfast, lunch or afternoon bites. Visit an on-site sales representative to learn more about the Del Webb lifestyle. 5 model homes open daily. Pulte Homes With 17 popular single-family home designs in Hampton Village, Emerson Park, and Avalon Park priced from the low $200s, Pulte Homes offers quality construction home buyers can trust. These neighborhoods are located near the Town Center, private schools, and outdoor recreation. A well-known and respected name in home building, Pulte Homes features Life Tested features in their home designs built for life and how you live it. Three models open daily in Avalon Park. Visit UsFor more information visit Ave Maria at 5076 Annunciation Circle # 104, avemaria.com or by calling 239-352-3903. Follow us on social media to be the first to learn about specials and incentives. Take Immokalee Rd. east; turn right onto Oil Well Rd; then left into the main Ave Maria entrance. Build new and quick delivery homes in Ave Maria WEEK OF MAY 25-31, 2017 1SPONSORED CONTENT YOUR GUIDE TO NEW HOME COMMUNITIES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA Over 40 floor plans from top builders including move-in ready homes. Active lifestyle amenities with golf, tennis, waterpark, sports fields, outdoor trails, and town center. Over40floorplansfromtopbuilders llbbl to O i l w t O t
2 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF MAY 25-31, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYKalea Bays Tower 1 nears selloutReservations in Tower 2 remain strongKalea Bay, the gated, resortlifestyle, high-rise community located on Vanderbilt Drive in North Naples, announced the communitys second tower has been released for sale. Our first tower, which is under construction and scheduled to be completed in November, is approaching the 90 percent sold mark, stated Inga Lodge, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Kalea Bay. The approaching sellout of Tower 1 and the overwhelming response from our buyers prompted us to release Tower 2. Currently, the number of residences already reserved in our second tower exceeds the $40 million mark. The new 22-story tower, with 120 residences, will have 20 floors of residences over two floors of parking. The incredibly designed residences offer views of the Gulf of Mexico and pristine nature preserve. Six floor plans are available in Tower 2. Residences 1 and 6 are 3-bedroom plus den/3.5 bath plans with 3,704 total square feet. Residences 2 and 5, with 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, have 3,791 total square feet. Residences 3 and 4 are 4-bedroom/4.5-bath plans also with 3,791 total square feet. Residents will revel in Gulf views, open floor plans, a private elevator leading directly into their residence and wood floors throughout, said Lodge. The custom kitchens have Wolf and 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 open-air fitness center. From the rooftop, residents can enjoy daily views of the Gulf of Mexico, the nature preserves and two beaches ranked among the best in the United States. Prices at Kalea Bay begin at $1.3 million in Tower 1 and $1.4 million in Tower 2. In addition to the rooftop amenities, the residents of Kalea Bay will also enjoy the communitys clubhouse area, which is also under construction and due to be completed when the first residents move into their new homes. The clubhouse area will be the social and recreational centerpiece of the community, said Lodge. Kalea Bays 88,000-square-foot clubhouse is located on the north side of the large lake at the communitys entrance. It will feature three individual pools, including a resort pool, an adults-only pool and a childrens pool, plus an expansive pool deck, a poolside bistro, open-air bar, an indoor/outdoor restaurant, a sundries shop, and a state-of-theart fitness center. All three pools will overlook the lake and provide a multitude of recreational options for everyone who lives and visits here, said Lodge. Expansive sun decks with lounge chairs and native, tropical plants will separate each of the three pools for the ultimate in privacy. If basking in the sun or taking a refreshing dip in the pool isnt on a residents schedule, perhaps meeting friends for lunch, dinner or drinks is. What better way to celebrate the good life in Florida than meeting family and friends for drinks while watching the sun set over the Gulf of Mexico, said Lodge. This is what living in Florida is supposed to be. Adjacent to the clubhouse is the tennis pavilion with Har-Tru tennis courts, as well as pickleball courts, and 24 guest suites to accommodate overnight guests and family members. Having that number of guest suites is unusual for a luxury high-rise community, but its an amenity our residents are excited about especially when they have extended family visiting, said Lodge. For more information regarding Kalea Bay visit the onsite sales center. Due to bridge closings in the North Naples area, take US 41 to Wiggins Pass Road, then right on Vanderbilt Drive, twotenths of a mile. Additional information is available by calling (239) 793-0110 or online at KaleaBay.com. Above: The custom kitchens feature Wolf and SubZero appliances and an oversized island. Tower 2, which was released for sale at the start of the year, is 22 stories tall. Kalea Bay residences have very open floor plans. All master bedrooms offer views of the Gulf of Mexico. Kalea Bays Tower 1 and Tower 2 were designed with rooftop amenities, including a sky lounge, spectacular pool and open-air fitness center. Ab ov e: T he c us to m ki tc he ns f ea tu re W ol f an d Su bZ er o ap pl ia nc es a nd a n ov er ii i f f
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 25-31, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYSeaglass residents to enjoy new tennis and aquatic centerWith full golf and sports membership opportunities available, residents of the Seaglass at Bonita Bay high rise tower being built by The Ronto Group and scheduled for completion in just 13 months will be able to enjoy the Bonita Bay Clubs new Tennis and Aquatic Center that is expected to open by the beginning of the 2018 winter season. Plans for the Center were recently approved by the Clubs Board of Directors. The Center will be the latest addition to Bonita Bays array of world-class amenities that includes five golf courses, upscale and casual dining choices, a full-service marina, a private residents-only beach park, on-property hiking and biking trails, numerous parks, and a 60,000 square foot Lifestyle Center that features a 20,000 square foot Fitness Center and Wave Caf, and a 9,000 square foot spa and salon. Bonita Bay Club has been acknowledged as one of the ten healthiest clubs in America by Prevo Health Solutions. To provide a focal point of the Tennis and Aquatic Center, the Club is building an 8,000-square foot center that will be positioned between the tennis complex and the aquatic area. This new Sports Center will include a tennis pro shop with a professional staff, racquet services, a tennis retail shop, as well as dedicated mens and ladies tennis locker rooms. A covered patio will overlook the entire length of the Clubs new Championship Court. A small kitchen will offer casual fare, including salads, grilled items, and fresh sandwiches and a casual open-air bar under roof will be available for beverages. Outdoor dining options and a breezeway will be located on both the tennis side and the pool side of the building. Court assignment television monitors will be placed throughout the facility. A multi-purpose room will be available for meetings, event food stations, private dining, and tournament preparation. The pool complex will feature dedicated pool locker rooms and a bathhouse as well as a new pool deck with chaise lounges, umbrellas, architectural features, and cabanas. The swimming pool will include areas for aqua classes, lounging, and marked swim lanes. Additional pool features will include a beach entry and a separate spa. Named Private Facility of the Year by Tennis Industry Magazine, Bonita Bays tennis operations are overseen by Director of Tennis and USPTA Master Professional Paula Scheb and a staff that includes two additional certified tennis professionals. Scheb is the only Master Professional in Southwest Florida. The Master Professional designation is the highest accreditation given by the USPTA and is earned via coaching credentials, educational articles published, volunteer work, and speaking assignments. About 750 members play tennis, so it is a very popular sport within the Bonita Bay Club, said Scheb. Everything we do, every decision we make, is based on trying to create a better tennis experience for our members. We have new member orientations, ambassador programs, weekly round robins to level, and 41 special events during the season that include both tennis and socializing. With all we offer, we can help new members find the right level and a group to play tennis with very quickly. Tennis is offered at all levels from 2.5 to 4.5 for men and women who play recreationally and in competitive leagues. The instructional approach offers a level of consistency that is rare within club environments. To ensure students are receiving the same message from one lesson to the next, each instructor subscribes to a consistent, written approach to specific doubles strategy and stroke production. To track the progress of the instruction, written notes are taken and sent to each student. A member of the professional staff attends and watches each of the Clubs member home league matches and follows up with written notes. The courts at the Clubs tennis complex are modified hydro-courts, the latest in subsurface clay court technology. Bonita Bay Club is the only club in Florida with the PlaySight system that provides a video and statistical analysis of play during matches. Available on several of the Clubs courts, PlaySight tracks every shot and provides players with the same information touring professionals receive. Seaglass is situated 600 feet from Estero Bay, making it one of the closest to the waters edge of the high-rises currently under construction on Southwest Floridas Gulf coast. Open-concept floor plans with tall ceilings take full advantage of spectacular mangr ove, water, and sunset views. Seaglass offers brand new, fully-completed, and ready-for-occupancy residences with designer-selected premium finishes, including flooring, paint, and trim. The space sequences and components found in the kitchens and master baths will reflect the contemporary flair found in the architectural style of the building. Each residence will come with two protected access under-building parking spaces. Private enclosed two-car garages will be available. The Seaglass penthouse residences have been sold. A choice selection of tower residences ranging from 2,889 to 3,421 square feet under air and priced from just over $1.1 million remains available. The spacious tower residences will include dual private elevator grand foyers, large island kitchens, three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, or three bedrooms plus a den or fourth bedroom and three-and-a-half baths, walk-in closets in the owners suite, and sliders opening to multiple outdoor spaces that include a gas grill. Ten-foot ceiling heights are included per plan. The Seaglass Design Studio and Sales Center are open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m. Visit Seaglass online at www.seaglassatbonitabay.com. Above: With full golf and sports membership opportunities available, residents of the Seaglass at Bonita Bay high rise tower being built by The Ronto Group will be able to enjoy the Bonita Bay Clubs new Tennis and Aquatic Center that is expected to open by the beginning of the 2018 winter season. Right: The Seaglass at Bonita Bay high rise tower being built by The Ronto Group is on schedule for completion in just 13 months. Below: Bonita Bay Clubs array of worldclass amenities includes five championship golf courses.
Del Webb Naples Pulte Homes Maple Ridge by CC HomesFrom water slides to bike ridesWhether the kids are splashing around at our private water park or youre off for a morning bike ride, youll love the lifestyle in Ave Maria. Come visit us today. Discover 22 model homes and 40 oor plans to choose from. 2 to 6 bedroom homes range in price from the high $100s to the $500s. And dont forget to bring your camera. Theres so much to see and do youll want to capture every moment. Ave Maria. Picture Perfect. 5076 Annunciation Circle #104, Ave Maria, FL 34142 22 Models Open Daily 239-352-3903 AveMaria.comTake Immokalee Rd east, turn right onto Oil Well Rd, turn left into Ave Maria. Top 35 Master Planned Communities in U.S.Top 20 Places to Retire2016 Community of the Year Pulte Homes m era. Theres so much to see m e to capture every moment. a nt t o r e Perfect. P i ctur e p g g y M M M M a a p p p p l l l e e e R R R i i i i d d d d g g g g e e e b b b y y y C C C C C C H H H o o m m e e e s s s Maple Ridge by CC Homes Naples living high $100s 500s
6 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF MAY 25-31, 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 26 ONE1300 Hendry Street Fort Myers, FL (239)500-5294 Ext. 1 OneFtMyers.com
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 25-31, 2017 GULF COAST HOMES 7 Gulf of MexicoAirport Pulling RdBayshore Dr7th AveRattlesnake Hammock RdRadio RdLivingston RdThomasson DrMassey StGoodlette RdVanderbilt Beach RdImmokalee RdFrank BlvdVanderbi DrLivingston Rd SCrayton Rd111th Ave NPlateau RdGoodlette RdGulf Shore BlvdPelican Marsh BlvdCounty Barn Rd5th AvPine Ridge RdGolden Gate PkwyLogan BlvdTamiami TrlTamiami TrlTamiami TrlBonita Beach RdSanta Barbara Blvd Santa Barbara BlvdOld Hwy 41Green BlvdGolden Gate BlvdLivingston RdFiddlers Creek PkwyDavis BlvdCollier BlvdCollier BlvdNaples Municipal Airport N Naples Reg Park BeacLely Pelican Bay Naples Park VineyardsGolden GateIsland WalkNaplesPine RidgeVerona Walk Naples Manor Lely Resort East Naples Port Royal Johns Pass Belle Meade Shell Island Palm River 846 31 867 951 951 84 41 41 75CENTRAL NAPLES NORTH NAPLES OLD NAPLES EAST NAPLES BONITA SPRINGS ESTERO S H Hickory Blvdmiami TrlBonita Beach RdImperial Pkwy Imp e onita Beach Rd SEOld 41 RdShangrila RdCoconut Rd 865 75 1 mia m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m mia m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m m 15 19 22 14 16 3 13 11 2 5 6 M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M 12 s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s ss ss ss ss ss s s ss ss ss ss s ss ss ss ss ss ss ss s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s ey e e e e e e e e e e ey e e ey y ey y e ey y ey y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S ss s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s e e e e e e ey e e e e ey e e ey e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e ey e e e e y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y S 20 21 4 7 A Av 10 8 9 ll Grade RdRandall Blvd47th AveOil Well Rd p Keais RdEverglades BlvdEverglades BlvdMassey St m okalee RdWilson BlvdDesoto BlvdPlateau RdDesoto Blvd N d Golden Gate BlvdCollier BlvdAve Maria Universityen eOrangetreeAve Maria Golden Gates Estates 75EAST NAPLES Av e Mar M M M M Ma Ma Ma M M M a a M M a Ma M M M M M M M M M M M M M i a v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v eM e M e e e e Ma M Ma Ma a e e eMa M M e M e e e e e e M M e e e e eM M e e e e Ma a e e e M e e e e e e e e e e e e a e e e e e r M M M M M M M 18 nd nd er e bi 17 P P P P P P a P P P P P P P P P r r rk rk r rk k r r k r r k r k k P P Pa Pa Pa Pa Pa Pa Pa Pa Pa a P Pa P Pa Pa Pa Pa Pa Pa P P Pa Pa Pa Pa P P Pa Pa Pa Pa Pa Pa P a P Pa a a a a P P a a Pa a a a a a Pa Pa a P a a Pa a a a a a a a a a a P a a a a a a a a a a a a a a P P a a a P P P P P P P P P P r r r rk rk rk k r rk k r k rk rk r r r k r r k r r k r k r k r k r r k k r k r 23 24 25 FORT MYERSPalm Beach BlvdNE Pine Island RdMidpoint BridgeN Cleveland Ave rl Dr MLK BlvdVeronica S Shoemaker Blvd e gor BlvdFowler StColonial BlvdCleveland AveHanson Station RdPondella RdHancock Bridge Pkwy y a Si x Mile 865 82 884 26 Historic Downtown River District
8 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF MAY 25-31, 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.
Rise & Shine... ...for a Second Time ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY CHAPTER 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. & Exclusive Sales & Marketing by Wilson& Associates Tower 2 makes its debut at Kalea Bay. Pre-construction pricing. With Tower 1 nearly sold out, Kalea Bay proudly announces Tower 2. Breathtaking views from 22 stories. 6 floor plans, rooftop pool & fitness center, plus one spectacular clubhouse. Rise and shine every day of your life at Kalea Bay. Residences priced from $1.4 million. 13910 Old Coast Road, Naples, FL 34110 KaleaBay.com 239-793-0110From US 41 take Wiggins Pass Road and go north on Vanderbilt Drive. (Bridge on Vanderbilt Drive, between 111th Ave. N. and Wiggins Pass Rd. closed)
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!
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LUXURY COASTAL CONTEMPORARY TOWER RESIDENCES FROM JUST OVER $1M Sales Center Open Daily | 26951 Country Club Drive | Bonita Springs | 239.301.4940SeaglassLuxeTower.com High-rise and unshineStanding beautifully along the Gulf Coast, there is Seaglass. Now under construction, its Bonita Bays shining new tower. With luxurious residences and world-class amenities, it offers a lifestyle like nowhere else. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS MAKE REFERENCE TO THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN AND THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. Community features, amenities and pricing are approximate and subject to change without notice. The information and materials displayed on materials provided to you are solely intended to provide general information about prop osed plans of WSR-Bonita Bay LLC. These proposed plans are conceptual in nature and are subj ect to change or cancellation (in whole or in part) at any time without notice. Land uses, public and private facilities, improvements, and plans described or depicted on any materials are conceptual only, subject to government approvals and market factors, and subject to change without notice. Nothing in these materials obligates WSR-Bonita Bay, LLC, or any other entity to build any facilities or improvements, and there is no guarantee that any illustrated or described proposed future development will be implemented. Neither the information and materials provided to you, nor any communication made or given in connection with and of the foregoing may be deemed to constitute any representation or warranty or may otherwise be relied upon by any person or entity for any reason whatsoe ver. Equal Housing Opportunity. UNDER CONSTRUCTIONMONTHS TO OCCUPANCY 13 LIMITED TIME FOR RESIDENCE CUSTOMIZING 60 %SOLD OUT OVER
C T -2300 7 6-65 Call 86 T C21SUNBEL LT Y DE CL Y AILABLE LISTINGS! V VA A ALL TO VIEW .COM T T. .C21SUNBEL WWW W. VISIT 1/1 condo in Port CharlotteUpdated studio condo in Town and Country Manor. Located in Charlotte Harbor a short distance to Bayshore Park come see!$51,9001-866-657-2300 800CH234749. PORT CHARLOTTE Montura Country Living on 1.25 AcresSpacious doublewide 3 bed 2 bath manufactured home on 1.25 acres is move in ready. Back and front porch. Detached garage.$73,9001-866-657-2300 800LE025961. CLEWISTON Great Investment PropertyThis 4 bedroom unit is ready to be remodeled for your home or for your rental property.$75,0001-866-657-2300 800LE030034. LABELLE 55+ Community You Own the Land2/2 Very nice! Renovated! Over 1400 sqft, wood laminate floors, new paint inside and out. Pool clubhouse. A must see.$76,0001-866-657-2300 800CC016170. NORTH FORT MYERS 3/1 Single Family Home in Port CharlotteNice home with open kitchen with high ceilings. Fenced back yard with huge shed. Close to shopping and boat ramp access.$102,8001-866-657-2300 800CH233974. PORT CHARLOTTE Condo in Bonita Springs1/1 clean condo in a great gated community complete with resort style pool, hot tub, fitness center, clubhouse.$104,9001-866-657-2300 800BS076435. BONITA SPRINGS 2 /1/1 Single Family Home in Tropical Gulf AcresCute 2 bedroom 1.5 bath 1 car garage home in Tropical Gulf Acres! Newer A/C. Perfect retirement home or starter home.$115,5001-866-657-2300 800CH30044. PUNTA GORDA Condo with an Awesome ViewHarbourtowne Condo well maintained with gulf access and is only minutes from the river!$129,9001-866-657-2300 800CC014677. CAPE CORAL 3/2 Home in Port CharlotteThis charming 3 bed 2 bath 1 car garage is the perfect house for a first time home buyer! Close to local fishing and boating.$137,0001-866-657-2300 800CH236274. PORT CHARLOTTE Spacious Two Story Detached VillaRare offering of a detached villa in south Ft. Myers under 150,000. Features 3 bedroom, 2 baths, laminate flooring.$140,0001-866-657-2300 800FM012731. FORT MYERS Championship Gold Lake ViewKelly Greens Golf And Country Club.$149,9001-866-657-2300 800FM004708. FORT MYERS Dream Home Waiting for YouThe home of your dreams is waiting for you to come and make it yours! Located just off of Joel Blvd & almost 1/2 acre.$149,9991-866-657-2300 800LE017560. LEHIGH ACRES Must Have3 bed 2 bath/major renovations. A must see!!$150,0001-866-657-2300 800FM080406. FORT MYERS Caloosa Bayview Condo in a Great LocationLovely, quiet community tucked away along the Caloosahatchee River. Attached end unit villa with 2 bedrooms.$150,0001-866-657-2300 800FM023417. FORT MYERS 2 Bed 2 Bath Turnkey Condo2 bed 2 bath turnkey condo. Beautifully decorated in very nice gated community clubhouse with resort style pool.$152,0001-866-657-2300 800FM003287. FORT MYERS Gulf Access End CondoEnd condo with over 1,000 sqft under air, full size washer and dryer, 2 bed 2 bath, about 10 minutes to river.$154,9001-866-657-2300 800CC076869. CAPE CORAL Sweet Condo in Berkshire2 bedroom 2 bath condo with amazing views of the canal.$155,8001-866-657-2300 800BS024697. NAPLES Great Move in Ready NE Gator Circle HomeCorner lot with large screened lanai in back and nice open porch on front. Make this 3 bedroom 2 bath home yours today!$165,0001-866-657-2300 800CC012180. CAPE CORAL Beautiful 3 Bed 2 Bath Home on 1/2 AcreBeautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath home with two car garage on half acre parcel.$170,0001-866-657-2300 800LE028249. LEHIGH ACRES Spacious 3 Bedroom TownhomeLowest priced town home in Lakewood village. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1 car garage centrally located to beaches.$170,0001-866-657-2300 800FM010438. FORT MYERS MAY 24TH 2017
w w om c. T C21SUNBEL LT .w w VISIT .COM T T. .C21SUNBEL WWW W. TO VIEW ALL AILABLE LISTINGS! V VA A First Floor Condo Built 2013Two bedroom plus a den, screened lanai with wet bar, granite kitchen, tile and more! Low HOA fees.$171,9001-866-657-2300 800CC029636. CAPE CORAL First Floor Veranda with Great LakeviewKelly Greens 2/2 VERANDA condo with garage on lake with a great view.$174,9001-866-657-2300 800FM072489. FORT MYERS Investment Opportunity! $$$3 bed 2 bath investment property, located on Lee Blvd. Minutes from schools & convenience!$176,0001-866-657-2300 800FM079047. LEHIGH ACRES Home on Oversized Lot Pool FencedSituated on an oversized, corner lot, this home features 3 bed/2 bath, stainless steel appliances, above ground pool.$176,5001-866-657-2300 800BS028959. LEHIGH ACRES Concordia Condo Living at it's BestBeautiful Concordia 3/2 condo w/many upgrades & well maintained located in well sought after complex. Low maintenance fees.$182,5001-866-657-2300 800CC046187. CAPE CORAL 2005 Single Owner 4 Bed 2 1/2 Bath2 story home located in Lehigh Acres. Many extra custom features make this one of a kind. Convenient to shopping.$184,9001-866-657-2300 800LE031887. LEHIGH ACRES Immaculate Fort Myers Townhouse2 bed/2.5 bath townhome w/2 car garage! New carpet, new A/C and more! Located in the heart of Fort Myers.$184,9001-866-657-2300 800CC013541. FORT MYERS Spacious Home in Port LabelleSpanish style large 3 bed 3 bath home on oversized lot in Laurel Oaks Village. Features 2 master bedrooms, 1 w/sitting room.$185,0001-866-657-2300 800LE021402. LABELLE 4 Bedrooms in West LehighLovely 4 bedroom 2 bath home with 2 car garage. All tile floors and brand new kitchen cabinets and counter tops.$189,9001-866-657-2300 800LE056226. LEHIGH ACRES Home Sweet Home on Two Dead End Streets3/2 w/family room & 2 car garage w/1810 sqft under air on a .50 acre lot. This home also incl. a 15x35 screened lanai.$195,0001-866-657-2300 800LE029187. LEHIGH ACRES A Home Suited For Everyone2 bedroom + den, 2 bath home with 2 car garage situated on an oversized, cul-de-sac, lakefront lot with "spool".$205,0001-866-657-2300 800BS031790. FORT MYERS Pelican Neighborhood JewelBeautifully renovated 3/2 home, granite counters in kitchen, virtually new everything, hand built fence in back yard.$219,9001-866-657-2300 800CC033103. CAPE CORAL Grand Palm BeautyBeautiful second floor coach.$235,0001-866-657-2300 800FM031313. ESTERO Grand Palm Carriage HomeLovely 2/2 carriage home with den. Great view of water and golf course.$239,5001-866-657-2300 800FM006743. ESTERO Beautiful 3/2 Pool Home on Oversize Lot in SW CapeBeautiful3/2 Pool Home on Oversize lot in Cape Coral Home on Pelican area located close to schools, shopping and more!$239,9001-866-657-2300 800CC020402. CAPE CORAL First Floor SouthwindNot often available But here it is! Beautiful coach home 2 bed+2 bath.$239,9001-866-657-2300 800FM009855. ESTERO This 3 Bed/2 Bath Condo Offers the Best ViewsViews in the complex! Attached garage with private gate and stairway to access this second-floor unit.$224,9001-866-657-2300 800FM029158. FORT MYERS Completely Remodeled Home in SW Cape3 Bedrooms + den, 2 baths, 2 car garage home. Large open back yard great for entertaining.$225,0001-866-657-2300 800CC028536. CAPE CORAL Coach Home in Gated Community of Majestic PalmsBeautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath coach home with a 1 car garage built in 2006. The condo has over 1800 sqft.$234,9001-866-657-2300 800FM031408. FORT MYERS Freshwater Canal Home4 bedroom 2 bath pool home on freshwater canal in NW Cape Coral. Move in ready.$235,0001-866-657-2300 800CC032129. CAPE CORAL Charming Pool Home on a Corner Lot3 bed/2 bath pool home w/eat-in kitchen a open great room floor plan. Well maintained by original owners.$219,9001-866-657-2300 800CC006373. CAPE CORAL Buy for the Price-Stay for the ViewSpectacular 2/2 condo less than 300 yards from the river.$219,9001-866-657-2300 800CC022347. CAPE CORAL Look No Further your Large Home is Waiting for YouThis fantastic move in read home offers 3 bed & a great den space. Enjoy the picture beautiful view from any back window.$220,0001-866-657-2300 800LE079985. LEHIGH ACRES Beautiful 3 Bed/2 Bath in Desirable Lotus Canal AreaMeticulously maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 car garage, lots of curb appeal and an awesome back yard!$223,9001-866-657-2300 800CC018332. CAPE CORAL
C -2300 7 6-65 all 86 #1Y 21 IN THE CENTUR TE OF FLORIDA A AT ST TA MAKING DREAMS COME TRUE!SEARCH OVER 550 HOME & LOT LISTINGS! .COM T T. C21SUNBEL CALL 866-657-2300 TO SCHEDULE YOUR SHOWING! Top Floor Veranda Condo Kelly GreensRare listing of upper end unit with great lake view!$240,0001-866-657-2300 800FM021623. FORT MYERS Watch the Sunset from your TerraceUpscale Tuscany Village condo located on 200" Rubicon Canal is a pleasure-2 bedroom, 2 bath. Turnkey.$244,9001-866-657-2300 800CC011263. CAPE CORAL Charming Pool Home in SW Cape Coral3 bed/3 bath pool home in SW Cape Coral Quiet neighborhood, close to parks and Tarpon Point Marina.$245,0001-866-657-2300 800CC013724. CAPE CORAL Best Kept Secret in Gateway-Gated CommunityBest kept secret in Gateway is the gated community of Silverlakes. Low HOA is $99 month. Three beds two baths.$246,9001-866-657-2300 800FM024705. FORT MYERS Well Maintained Pool Home Open Floor PlanBeautiful well maintained Florida pool home with open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, split bedrooms. Corner fenced lot.$247,0001-866-657-2300 800CC009057. CAPE CORAL Fabulous Accommodations4 bed 3 full bath single w/2-car garage, 2 master suites each w/luxury bath & access to screened lanai, kitchen w/granite.$253,0001-866-657-2300 800CC054181. CAPE CORAL Water View Villa at EsteroLovely 2 bed 2 bath + den. Beautiful view.$264,9001-866-657-2300 800FM058614. ESTERO Beautiful Maintained HomeLiving in natureLots of privacy but also close to everything!!!$269,9001-866-657-2300 800FM018580. LEHIGH ACRES Intersecting Canal ViewCleverly designed floor plan takes advantage of the incredible view.. Wow. Three bedroom, two bath open floor plan.$274,9001-866-657-2300 800CC022339. CAPE CORAL 2040 SE 6th Ln OPEN SUN 1:00-4:00PM Price to Sell-Ready to MoveSpectacular 4 bed 2 bath on 2.75 acres pool and super deck. Quiet country living!$279,0001-866-657-2300 800NA069394. NAPLES NW Cape Home in Gated Community4/2.5 pool home in Heatherwood Lakes gated community.$299,9001-866-657-2300 800CC029958. CAPE CORAL Turnkey Riverfront CondoGated resort style community of Harbor Place Vistas. 3 bed 2 1/2 bath condo. Just a short ride to Sanibel's beaches.$309,9001-866-657-2300 800CC001694. FORT MYERS Remodeled Gulf Access Home3/2 gulf access home overlooking a wide canal. Move in ready condition.$314,9641-866-657-2300 800CC030861. CAPE CORAL Single Family Pool Home2 bed 2 bath with pool right on the lake Awesome view move in ready turnkey.$319,0001-866-657-2300 800FM032145. ESTERO Cypress Cay Pool Home in GatewayOwners pride shows in this 2004 home with 3yr old salt water pool and pavered patio plus crown molding.$290,0001-866-657-2300 800FM018296. FORT MYERS 2770sqft Pool HomeThis elegant two story pool home has it all with over 2770 sqft in living area!$292,0001-866-657-2300 800LE029634. LEHIGH ACRES Beautiful 3/2 Pool Home in Punta Gorda IslesGorgeous pool home! Beautiful living space with upgrades, land scape and pool! Don't miss it!$299,8881-866-657-2300 800CH235126. PUNTA GORDA Remodeled Home in BokeeliaRemodeled and updated 2/2 home with 2 car garage sitting on a 2 acre private setting. Large open feeling throughout!$299,9001-866-657-2300 800CC032592. BOKEELIA Beautiful 3/2 Pool Home in Port CharlotteBeautiful 3/2 pool home in heart of Port Charlotte. Canal front, fenced in yard. Near shopping and dining.$279,9001-866-657-2300 800CH234885. NORTH PORT Acreage-Spacious 3 Bed Pool Home-2 Acres w/PondAcreage!! This spacious 3 bedroom pool home sits on over 2 acres of land with a large pond.$284,9001-866-657-2300 800LE025587. LEHIGH ACRES 2 Story Home in Botanica Lakes4/3 2 story home in gated community. Large kitchen w/ granite counter tops. Open informal living area w/tile throughout.$285,0001-866-657-2300 800CC026112. FORT MYERS Fairway Bend Waterfront Beauty3 bed 2 bath Awesome view electric shutters granite kitchen with tiled floors.$285,9001-866-657-2300 800FM009795. ESTERO
w w om c. T C21SUNBEL LT .w w .2300 7 7. 6.65Call 86A NAME YOU CAN TRUST TO SELL YOUR HOMETY IN 1984 T REAL Y 21 SUNBEL TT FOUNDED CENTUR A BARBARA M. W TT A AT BARBARA M W WA .COM T T. .C21SUNBEL WWW W. Fully Furnished Pool Home Close to Cape HarbourLocated in one of the most popular neighborhoods in the SW Cape. 3 bedrooms/2 bath pool home.$319,0001-866-657-2300 800CC021663. CAPE CORAL Fantastic 4 Bedroom in Beach-Chiquita AreaSeller put in many upgrades and improvements since 2015. Solar water heater, new a/c, New pool heater. 4/2 pool home.$325,0001-866-657-2300 800CC022513. CAPE CORAL Magnificent 2 Story 3 Lot Site2 master suites, 2 1/2 bath, den, formal living & dining, family room 2 1/2 car garage. Many upgrades alarm system salt water pool.$329,9001-866-657-2300 800CC055707. CAPE CORAL 3 Bedroom on Triple LotThis beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath pool home sits on three lots. It is fenced in making it great for pets, kids.$349,5001-866-657-2300 800FM026839. CAPE CORAL Custom Home in Bell Villa with In-law ApartmentPrice reduced on this beautiful corner lot, 3 bed/3 bath custom home in private Bell Villa with in-law apartment.$350,0001-866-657-2300 800BS066177. BONITA SPRINGS 4 Bed, 3 Bath, 3 Car Garage, Pool Home, NW CapeHome has it all, tile and wood flooring, quartz counter tops, LED lights, crown molding, inground pool and lots more.$365,0001-866-657-2300 800CC075567. CAPE CORAL Bridgetown at the PlantationMajestic 3 bed + den/3 bath/2 car garage home has everything you wanted & more! 2562 sqft under air.$379,9001-866-657-2300 800FM080449. FORT MYERS Waterfront Living Sandoval StyleLakefront home in award winning community with resort style amenities, 4 bed/3 bath study, granite kitchen, 3 car garage!$379,9001-866-657-2300 800CC046441. CAPE CORAL Spectacular Lake ViewsWaterfront home! Gated community clubhouse & pool! Custom lanai w/spa! Builder warranty! Low fees!$399,9991-866-657-2300 800FM014888. FORT MYERS Colonial Oaks Lakeview, Pool HomeThis spacious 2 story home offers a lake view, southern exposure and features 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths.$419,9001-866-657-2300 800BS021472. ESTERO Largest Home in SandovalOver 3k sqft of living area. 4 bed/4 bath pool home features an upstairs bonus room with closet and full bath.$429,9001-866-657-2300 800CC024548. CAPE CORAL Big Water Views, Gulf Access Heated Pool/SpaReduced thousands! Immaculate Oyster Bay Home, 4/2, formal living, dining, family room. Counter bar kitchen, dock/lift.$459,9001-866-657-2300 800CC045356. CAPE CORAL Direct Access Pool HomeDirect sailboat access pool home in unit 64. 3/2 with formal living & dining/den/office. Atrium off master bedroom.$575,0001-866-657-2300 800CC024494. CAPE CORAL Gulf Access Pool HomeBeautiful 3 bed, 2 bath SW Cape sailboat access home on a wide canal. Open floor plan, pool, spa. Large undercover.$589,9001-866-657-2300 800CC014769. CAPE CORAL Waterviews-Over 200' of Seawall-Direct Sailboat Access3/3 pool home, 10,000 pound boatlift, newer kitchen. Waterviews from almost every room in the house.$750,0001-866-657-2300 800CC007480. CAPE CORAL Riverfront Beauty on 195' Deep LotThis stunning home has been completely rebuilt in 1997 with upgrades such as a 2nd story tile roof. Stunning views!!$1,050,0001-866-657-2300 800CC023765. CAPE CORAL Like New 4/3 Pool Home Close To EverythingGreat family home on quiet cul-de-sac. Fresh water canal, pool, spa,3 car garage.$459,9001-866-657-2300 800CC023123. CAPE CORAL Stunning Sanibel RetreatSanibel Beaches! Bring your whole family to this oversized home on Sanibel Island. Deeded beach access in the community!$475,0001-866-657-2300 800CC041272. SANIBEL The Perfect Home to LiveA beautiful professional designer 4 bed + den 3 bath with a lot upgrades and nice pool.$525,0001-866-657-2300 800BS074637. FORT MYERS Colonial Style Home on Sailboat WaterImmaculate 2 story Colonial designed home on sailboat water in Port Charlotte. Sailboat frontage and beach access!$575,0001-866-657-2300 800CH232214. PORT CHARLOTTE