LUXE LIVINGFLORIDA WEEKLYTHE NAPLES LUXURY HOME REDEFINED JUNE 2017 AMBER FREDERICKSON PHOTOGRAPHY / COURTESY PHOTO FRE RE E DER DER DER DER ICK ICK ICK ICK SON SON SON SON PH PH PH PH OTO OTO OTO OTO GRA GRA GRA GRA PH PH P Makeover Out with the old ... almost 6Designer Q&AJinx McDonald elicits oohs and ahhs 2Design SocietyOut and about at design events 12 M O o Y Y / / CO C A Diana Avenue home perfectly reimagines the modern aesthetic Page 8 MID-CENTURY OPINION A4 PROFILE IN PARADISE A9 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A13 PETS OF THE WEEK A18 BUSINESS MEETINGS B4 ON THE MOVE B5 HOUSE HUNTING B9 OPEN HOUSE MAP B18 PUZZLES C12 FILM REVIEW C15 CLUB NOTES C23 SOCIETY C24-27 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017Vol. IX, No. 33 FREE Branching out Lake Michigan Credit Union opens in Naples, and more Networking photos. B7-8 Feelin alrightDave Mason ready to rock in Bonita Springs. C1 More wine!Quail West country club set to host 2018 SWFL Wine & Food Fest grand tasting and auction. A15 BY GLENN MILLERFlorida Weekly CorrespondentThe Southwest Florida Harmony Chamber of Commerces goal is basic: To make life more harmonious for members of the local LGBTQ community by lessening the chance of encountering sour notes when patronizing area businesses. Susan Christiano, a Realtor who serves as the first president of the new organization, knows about such guesswork and uncertainty for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or questioning. You dont have to be afraid of that anymore, Ms. Christiano said one recent morning at The Gathering Place, a gay-owned restaurant in Fort Myers, where she sat with her friend, RE/MAX real estate partner and chamber vice-president Arlene Goldberg. Both women reached out to leaders of similar chambers of commerce for advice as they Harmony Chamber set to serve local LGBTQ community OLLIE MACK GENTRY PHOTOGRAPHYArlene Goldberg and Susan Christiano, vice president and president, respectively, of the new Southwest Florida Harmony Chamber of Commerce. SEE HARMONY, A14 OR THE PAST 12 YEARS, CHRIS WINTER HAS SEEN A number of renters living at the little two-bedroom house on 93rd Avenue North in Naples Park that he affectionately calls Grannys house because of the original owner. First there was Granny herself, then two HarleyDavidson engineers and a woman. Others came and went during the years, changing faces with changing times. Then a new owner invested in a complete renovation, and Mr. Winter observed the process from a SEE RENTALS, A8 BY NANCI THEORETFlorida Weekly Correspondent While it may be lucrative, Collier County rules dont permit short-term rentals in most residential areasNOTTOCODEF NANCI THEORET / FLORIDA WEEKLYFor short-term rentals, Naples Park has that coveted west of U.S. 41 location.ARADAPHOTOGRAPHY / SHUTTERSTOCK.COM
A2 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 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 COMMENTARYGot children?Yes, you, with the children or grandchildren. If you think the world will saunter along whistling Dixie and giving them the same waterfront Florida bliss youve come to expect, you might be right. I sure hope so, because my children are involved with yours, and all of them will have to live with our votes. A vote is a brick, unless its an ignorant vote or a nonvote, in which case its a card. Ten votes are 10 bricks or cards. Our children will either live in a house of bricks, or theyll live in a house of cards. Thats why Im ashamed by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, a born-and-raised Floridian whose vote of silence in response to Americas withdrawal from the Paris Accord last week is another card in our childrens house. As of Sunday, hed still said nothing from the bully pulpit of a state likely to be one of the most deeply affected in the immediate years ahead by flooding and rising waters resulting from climate change. Sen. Bill Nelson, on the other hand, issued this statement within hours of President Trumps decision to pull America out: This is a huge mistake. Sea-level rise caused by the Earth heating up is a real threat to Florida. If the U.S. isnt going to do its part to combat climate change, then the rest of the world wont do theirs and millions of Floridians living along the coast will be at risk. The Paris Accord is two things: a political posture and a practical maneuver. As politics, it put the United States in the drivers seat, not just of the war against disastrous climate change but of trade, of shared information, of the power of nations harnessed rather than nations disjoined. It would have been a sure-fire job maker, too, many economists say. As pragmatism, the Paris Accord represents the first step in combatting a natural threat to humanity beginning to settle on the planet now in this century, at this time. The causes can be debated all day but they almost certainly include carbon emissions from fossil fuels. Only the woefully ignorant believe climate change is not real. Even Sen. Rubio, closely allied to such deep-pocket resistors of climate-change action as the Koch Brothers, should know that and have the courage and temerity to speak. He doesnt, apparently. Its harder to have courage when a couple of Kansas billionaires whose money buys elections own refineries that can process 600,000 barrels of crude oil per day and operate 4,000 miles of pipelines to move it, as The New York Times has reported. No different drummer for him; the Florida senator from West Miami has marched to the beat of carbon champions for years. He voted for the Keystone Pipeline in 2012, he voted to exempt infrastructure damage by natural disasters from environmental reviews in 2014, he co-sponsored a resolution to exempt electric utilities from EPA carbon emission guidelines in 2015, the same year he called the Paris Accord an unfunny joke, and this year he voted for Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Secretary Pruitt is a climate-science denier. And Sen. Rubio still appears to believe everythings OK, in 2017. What a privilege for living Americans to be the haves instead of the have-nots in the world: to have new cars when we want them, new clothes each season, fresh fruit and vegetables in January or July, vacations on the beach or in the mountains every summer. And to have a world that stands in awe of the United States, even when it sometimes resents us. But Marco Rubio, who turned 46 at the end of May, has taken all that for granted with his silence, perhaps because hes forgotten the roots and the reasoning of his privilege and ours. Whether you vote for Democrats, Republicans, Aliens or Nobodies, taking it for granted has been a 70-year luxury relying on a warranty of sorts: long-range, full-body protection from any major challenges to the American Dream, established beginning just after World War II. That catastrophic event dragged us reluctantly into a new world we turn away from now only at our own deep peril. Right off the bat, we secured the American Dream with the Marshall Plan, named for then Secretary of State and formerly General of the Army George C. Marshall, who introduced the idea at a Harvard University commencement speech 70 years ago this month. A Democrat was in the White House (Harry Truman), Republicans controlled the Congress, and the Marshall Plan had bipartisan support all the way down the line. In a four-year period starting in 1948 we gave $13 billion, the equivalent of almost $190 billion today, to European countries. By 1951, historians report, every country that received money from the Marshall Plan friends and former enemies alike showed outputs at least 35 percent higher than any had in 1938, before World War II. Under a separate plan we pumped money into Asia as well, including Japan, all of it leading to increased international trade, to prosperity that tended to blunt war mongering, and to U.S. leadership in every direction militarily, economically and culturally. Offered our money and help, the Soviet Union rejected it and prevented us from giving aid to eastern European countries. We plunged into the costly, decades-long Cold War and, with the significant help of free-world partners, emerged victorious. But now were backing away from both that history and its strategy, or more precisely running away from it at top speed, it seems. Will somebody, therefore that would be you, with the children please show Sen. Rubio and his colleagues-in-retreat to the brickyard? Either that, or show them the door. t t a c c roger WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com
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A4 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 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 OPINIONEmbrace the robotsFor 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 trends 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. rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly Cutting federal funds to arts diminishes quality of life for allTo the Editor: So Congressman Rooney doesnt like zombies, and the rest of us must suffer. In his letter to Lydia Black (published in Florida Weekly, May 24) the Congressman cites $60,000 in federal funding for a play about zombies as a rationale for cutting out all governmental spending on the arts. First, how elitist. Second, the amount being eliminated is $147 million out of a federal budget of $1.15 trillion. Does he really think that eliminating this amount is going to have an impact on our debt? The budget sets aside $2.1 billion as a down payment for the border wall. Im sure lowering the wall by a foot will underwrite the National Endowment for the Arts for the year. So who does this impact? Small arts organizations, orchestras, theater companies, artists, writers, poets, ballet troupes, museums, arts education programs for children the list could go on and on. But who does this cut really impact? You, me, my family, my neighbors, my friends, my community and visitors to my community everyone because we no longer will be exposed to, and challenged by, new ideas, creative thinking and innovative works, be they art, music, written or performed. Our quality of life will be diminished and the arts community which we have all been nurturing will not flourish, if it doesn't wither to nothing. Is this what we want for our country? For our children? I hope the congressman will rethink his position on this issue, but since he can easily afford the $100-plus ticket to the Naples Phil, I am not optimistic. Charlotte Newton Fort MyersLowry has pulled National Review left, away from William F. Buckley Jr.To the Editor: It is helpful to remember that columnist Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review, a magazine published in New York City which attempts to lead the conservative movement from that illustrious location. Its the same kind of absurdity of the United Nations Organization being located (in the same city) when only a few Americans today support the UNOs programs and policies, even when the UNOs proclamations are occasionally good. Mr. Lowrys submissions to Florida Weekly suggest less that he is leading the movement many people think of as having been created by the National Reviews founder, William F. Buckley Jr. in 1953. I have been a reader of Lowrys publication since the late 1950s and have watched in the 21st century as it has steadily decomposed into a mere appendage of the liberal wing of the Republican Party. In the most recent issue of the Florida Weekly (May 18-24) it is sad to find Lowry supporting the concept of the nations taxpayers being forced to support the pre-existing medical conditions of a small section of the residents of the whole country. To be sure, New York City is welcome to support the medically afflicted who share pre-existing conditions but why must people of Florida do so? Mr. Lowry does not say and he does not mention that thus far the greatest portion of the losses of Obamacare have been due to pre-existing conditions, heavily in excess of $1 trillion dollars. Mr. Lowry merely points out how sad it is that people with these conditions are tragic and unfortunate but he fails to provide any statistics. He does not show, for instance, how many of the highly vulnerable now being covered by Obamacare survives for five or 10 years more. If we think about this seriously we have to admit that a large share of the Obamacare expenditures is for deathbed prolongation which cannot last help the heath of the body politic for widely or for long. It would take guts to deal with the facts of pre-existing conditions in an economic way as the National Review, in 1953, pledged to do. Alas, Mr. Lowrys efforts are for the left wing of the Republican Party and this is a partys section that prides itself on historically opposing difficult themes when they are first proposed by socialists and eventually giving into those when enough voters become supporters of ideals which lack economic coherence. The left-of center sector of the Republican Party is not a tool of good political thinking; it is a wedge, which undermines the logic of conservative realities. Mr. Lowry is wasting the time of the readers who expect him to express thinking such as that of Mr. Buckley and President Ronald Reagan. Sincerely, Hon. Timothy N. Hunter White House Staff Administration of President Reagan (1982-1989) West Palm Beach
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A6 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 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 Its that time: Watch out for black bears, cubs on the move SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reminds the public to be aware that black bears, the states largest land mammal, become more active this time of year. Female bears that gave birth to cubs that were only 12 ounces at the end of January are beginning to move around more with their young, which may now be 5 to 10 pounds. As the cubs continue to grow, the family unit will roam and can be more visible to people. Now is the time to expect bears to show up looking for food, said Dave Telesco, director of FWCs bear management program. If they cant find food in your neighborhood, theyll move on. Bears are also in search of potential mates. While black bears generally are not aggressive, they have injured people in Florida. Never approach any bear. When walking dogs in bear country, keep them close to you and be aware of your surroundings. Dogs can trigger defensive behaviors from bears, especially females with cubs. To keep bears away from your home and neighborhood, follow these simple tips: Secure household garbage in a sturdy shed, garage or a wildlife-resistant container. Put household garbage out on morning of pickup rather than the night before.
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A8 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYfew homes away. Whoever bought it had deep pockets, he said. They put a fortune in it. And this past season, he noticed a different pattern: regular turnover, like clockwork, he said. It depends on the week, even the day sometimes, but he might see a Beamer or a Mercedes parked in the driveway, or an SUV big enough for a family of five and the dog. I started thinking, Yeah, its a business, Mr. Winter said about the everchanging occupants of the little house. Ive yet to nab any of the people to talk to them. There hasnt been a problem, he added. It just interests me.Ground zero for short-term rentalsScan Airbnb.coms rentals in Naples Park and Grannys house is one of about 18 possibilities offering whole homes, guesthouses, rooms and even a mosquito-netted poolside bed to rent for the night or longer. HomeAway offers another 23 rental listings. Once the areas only working-class neighborhood west of Tamiami Trail, Naples Park has become ground zero for lucrative vacation rentals. First of all, it has that coveted west of location, making it an easy walk or ride to the beach. And home prices some in the mid-$200,000s are among the lowest in the Naples area, which ranks within the top four international real estate markets specifically for investors looking to cash in on the Airbnb, or sharing economy, phenomenon. Drive throughout Naples Parks mileby-mile neatly gridded streets and the neighborhood gives mixed messages: a community with carefully manicured lawns of family homes, bike riders and dog walkers juxtaposed by the glamorization promised by contractors trucks and vans parked in driveways and advertising an array of services from quality countertops and cabinetry to complete landscaping renovation and pool installation. Realtors vacation and seasonal rental signs outnumber those advertising homes for sale. Along the higher-end fringes of the neighborhood Vanderbilt Drive and 91st Avenue North many of Naples Parks original two-bedroom, one-bath homes have long disappeared. Newer ones span several lots or reflect the Mediterranean mindset of the early 2000s. But signs of the old neighborhood are still evident in its interior, including original homes with minimal landscaping and scrappy yards.Best place to invest in rentalsOffering about 3,000 homes and lots, Naples Park reached its peak population of 8,002 residents in 1990 and has been on the decline since. There are currently about 60 homes for sale 60 homes offering the potential for easy rental income. Naples Park residents either arent aware of the presence of Airbnb, HomeAway and other short-term rentals on their block or have never had issues with the constant parade of temporary neighbors, saying theyre quiet and keep to themselves. Owners willing to loan out their entire home or a guesthouse often include strict caveats forbidding parties and other neighborhood disruptions. Bob Chapman, a Naples Park resident and member of the Naples Park Area Association, said he doesnt have a problem with rentals. As a Realtor, he also believes his neighborhood is the absolute best place for an investor to run a vacation rental. Except theres a problem with short-term and seasonal rentals in Naples Park and, for that matter, in any other single-family neighborhood in Collier County without an overlying planned unit development: They are violating county zoning codes designed to protect community character. The county code addressing permitted uses in residential single-family developments not governed by a PUD doesnt mention short-term rentals, thus prohibiting them through omission. In fact, any rental in these neighborhoods must be at least six months as outlined in the same transient destination zoning that applies to hotels and resorts. County officials have talked in the past about conducting a policy session to rework its regulations for short-term rentals. But it just kind of fell off the to-do list, said Michael Bosi, zoning division director for the Collier County Planning and Zoning Commission. Enforcing violations is a reactive process, Mr. Bosi said. Someone typically has to initiate a complaint with code enforcement. Ive been with the department 15 years, so this has been the policy for at least two decades. Residents can complain if they see a property changing hands a lot. But they seldom do. Code enforcement responded to 22 countywide complaints in the last year. Ten of those were in Naples Park. It could be that people who have a problem just dont know the proper channels to follow. The more persistent or frustrated ones eventually find their way to their county commissioners office or figure out that its a code enforcement issue.Rentals on code enforcement radarCollier Countys code enforcement department isnt oblivious to whats happening in Naples Park and other areas zoned single-family and estate residential, including the Pine Ridge neighborhood. In a May 8 email to County Attorney Jeff Klatzkow, Code Enforcement Supervisor Jeff Letourneau asked for guidance, noting some owners of single-family and estates properties are advertising and renting their houses and/or individual rooms for short periods of time including daily and weekly. This type of use is not listed as permitted, accessory or conditional use in these zoning districts. Ive discussed this with Planning Manager Ray Bellows and weve agreed that this is a possible RENTALSFrom page 1FLORIDA WEEKLY GRAPHICThis map identifies some short-term rentals available in Naples Park from firms such as Airbnb and HomeAway. $XXX $125 $108 $184 $188 $110 $200 $199 $125 $115 $126 $80 $100 $125 $120 $250 $250 $165 $193 $300 $194 $150 $250 $215SEE RENTALS, A9
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 NEWS A9 prohibited use violation of these districts. Mr. Klatzkow agreed, calling the rentals not authorized uses. Other districts such as certain commercial districts, the Residential Tourist District and many PUDs specifically authorize this use. That does not mean one cannot rent out ones home for a single-family residential use (typically such rentals are in excess of six months). Yet, whether rented in accordance with code or not it doesnt stop the county tax collector from collecting state taxes and the 4 percent tourist development tax or some commissioners from insisting the tax office is receiving its fair share from Airbnb and others offering short-term vacation rentals. The office doesnt differentiate between self-lessors, Realtors or management companies, only that all have registered and pay their taxes. Not in my backyardWhile marketing moxie has made Airbnb the most visible example of the short-term rental market, similar websites like HomeAway and VRBO (Vacation Rental By Owner) as well as local Realtors blatantly advertise oneday to weekly, monthly and seasonal rentals. Rent a home in Naples Park and the Airbnb site tacks on a service fee. Guests also pay occupancy tax, the socalled bed tax, which is also paid by hotels and resort visitors and used to promote Collier County tourism as well as to fund beach nourishment and other tourist-attracting projects. As it stands right now, its up to landlords to register their rental properties and remit bed tax payments to the tax collector. My philosophy is we dont ever ask if theyre (renting) legally or illegally, but only if were collecting the appropriate taxes, said Collier County Tax Collector Larry Ray. Deputy Tax Collector Rob Stoneburner has been trying to hash out a deal with Airbnb to simplify the collection process as it does in other Florida counties, including Lee. The company has been insistent on not revealing its clients. Airbnb doesnt seem to want to come to an agreement to pay us, Mr. Ray said. Theyre not willing to tell us who rents their property, and we have an issue with that because we already protect that information. It isnt public record. Were willing to talk, said Mr. Stoneburner, who also acts as Collier Countys director of tourist tax. Right now each individual has an account. It would make things easier for Airbnb to self-report. Wed collect one check as opposed to 100. Homeowners violating county codes by renting their homes could have found some relief during the 2017 state legislative session; however, a house bill that would have banned counties, cities and other municipalities from encroaching on companies like Airbnb and HomeAway died in the senate. The city of Naples typically allows 30-day rentals in certain areas of the city as well as three-month seasonal rentals, said Assistant City Manager Roger Reinke. Its complicated, but theyre allowed under certain conditions. If someone complains, well ask the property owner to cease and desist. The city of Miami is cracking down on short-term rentals in residential neighborhoods with the ability to fine landlords up to $20,000 for creating an illegal nuisance. Airbnb has fired back with a lawsuit. Jack Wert, executive director of the Naples/Marco Island and Everglades Convention and Visitors Bureau, sees Airbnb and similar arrangements as satisfying the needs of a different type of traveler and even attracting more tourists to Collier County who might not be able to afford a traditional hotel or resort. The vast majority of our visitors are more loyal to hotel brands and they want amenities, room service and someone waiting on them, he said. Airbnb appeals to an alternative way to travel. Europeans definitely like the feeling of staying at a home. Mr. Wert said the trend has not impacted local hotel occupancy, and he doesnt expect it to. Residents opening their homes or even a room to travelers have actually expanded the number of visitors by making room for those previously shut out due to the lack of vacancies at traditional vacation rental properties during season. Supply is very finite for vacation rentals, Mr. Wert said. Airbnb adds to the inventory. RENTALSFrom page 8NANCI THEORET / FLORIDA WEEKLYPrices in Naples Park make the neighborhood highly desirable for rental property investors. Airbnb doesnt seem to want to come to an agreement to pay us ... Theyre not willing to tell us who rents their property, and we have an issue with that because we already protect that information. It isnt public record. Larry Ray, Collier County Tax Collector PROFILE IN PARADISETaking pride in family commitment and a solid work ethic As CEO of Community Pregnancy Clinics, Gary Ingold leads the board of directors, staff and supporters in fostering a culture of life in Southwest Florida. Services include pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, counseling, education classes, material support and referrals to other support services for moms and their babies at clinics in Naples and Fort Myers as well as via a mobile medical clinic. Gary has served in the U.S. Navy and has held executive positions in the pharmaceutical and medical supply distribution business. He serves his local bishop and church community as an ordained Roman Catholic deacon. He and his wife, Ginny, have been married for more than 40 years and have two adult children and five grandchildren. They live in the town of Ave Maria. Bob Harden is the producer and host of The Bob Harden Show, airing from 7-8 a.m. weekdays at www.bobharden.com, where hundreds of past shows are archived for listeners convenience. bobHARDENbobharden@hotmail.com Mentors: My dad, who taught me the importance of a solid work ethic and family commitment. And USMC Capt. Rackley, my ight instructor in Pensacola, who inspired my self-con dence to new heights as a young naval aviator.Where did you grow up? Glen Ellyn, Ill., a village just west of Chicago. What a great place to grow up!Something your mother was always right about: Your faith in God will always be required of you, or you will not nd peace.As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A sportscaster. I loved listening to Jack Brickhouse announce the Cubbies games and hearing him yell Hey-hey! as Ernie Banks circled the bases after a homerun.When and why did you rst come to Naples/ Collier County, and what was your rst impression? I arrived in August 2013 to take a position with Community Pregnancy Clinics as CEO. I thought it was a quiet, sleepy town and then the seasonal folks arrived.What would you be doing if you werent doing this? I love what I do However, beyond this I could see spending more quality time with my wife, Ginny, our children and grandchildren.Guilty pleasures: Ice cream. But a nice glass of wine with Ginny on a Friday evening with the smell of a sizzling steak cooking on the grill is always the best.Next vacation: Itll be our annual visit to the Jersey Shore to reacquaint with friends and family and then to Upstate New York for some good shing and outdoor fun with family.One thing on your bucket list: To rent a Winnebago and visit all the major parks in the Paci c Northwest and California.Skill or talent you wish you had: I wish I could play a musical instrument, especially the piano. But it wont happen. I have zero rhythm.Advice for someone just starting in your line of work: Dont just do something because it pays more or someone tells you this is what you should do. Do it because it inspires the talents you have been blessed with Always challenge the status quo Continuous education and improvement will make you a relevant player in the workforce of today and tomorrow. Best thing about kids/grandkids: What you can learn from them from what you taught them. Sometimes when you least expect it, they remind us about what perhaps we have forgotten with age, such as to be kind to one another.Favorite app on your smartphone or tablet: Mapquest.Must-see place to take rst-time visitors: The Naples Pier for sunset before dinner on the town.Something that makes you laugh: Watching old family lms of special events over the years. They are hilarious.Last book you read: The Second Greatest Story Ever Told, by Father Michael Gaitley.All-time favorite movie: On Golden Pond. followed very closely by A Few Good Men.Something you wish could go back to the way it once was: Family dinners. Technology and social media have sti ed the g reat family conversations that once were the norm in most households. Pet peeve: Poor customer service. I nd myself always grading any transaction I have with someone providing me a service.What are you most proud of? Ginny and I are most proud of our children and their families. They bring us great joy and keep us young at heart.Favorite thing about the Paradise Coast: Sunset on those big Marco Island beaches. People gather as if its a concert, when all everyone is there for is to watch the sun quietly go down. Its a very peaceful experience. Talking points with Gary Ingold
A10 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe largest group of graduates in The Immokalee Foundations 25-year history was celebrated last month at a dinner at Ave Maria University. Among them were 67 high school graduates, 41 graduates of traditional post-secondary programs and five graduates of the Heavy Equipment Mechanics program. They were joined by their families, friends, TIF staff/volunteers and dignitaries including local government officials and school administrators. Jillian Hasner, president and CEO of 45 Florida affiliates of Take Stock in Children, including the TIF affiliate, was the ceremonys keynote speaker. Currently in the state, more than 10,000 mentors have served more than 2 million hours, and 28,000 high school students have graduated with scholarships, Ms. Hasner told the crowd. And our success doesnt stop there. Ninety-six percent of our Take Stock students graduate high school, 96 percent of our students go on to college and 67 percent of our students graduate from college a rate five times higher than their peers. And we arent stopping until that final number reaches 96 percent, she added. We are working every day to build Take Stock Nation, an alumni network of Take Stock in Children students who will go on to be the next generation of mentors. Among that next generation is University of Florida computer engineering graduate Richard Martinez, who will begin law school at UF in the fall. His sister, Heather, has been involved in TIFs career development program. A high school graduate, Heather plans a career in biology and hopes to stay in the Immokalee area after college graduation to work in the Everglades. High school graduate Luzceleste Herrera will study nursing at Florida Gulf Coast University. Ive had my mind on many different careers, but nursing definitely has my attention now, said Ms. Herrera. She has been a TIF Take Stock in Children student since seventh grade. The Herrera family sat for dinner with Valerie Soto and her family; Ms. Soto plans to attend Florida SouthWestern State College to prepare for a career in law enforcement. Along with the graduates, honorees at the ceremony included longtime TIF volunteer mentors Manny Touron, John Henry and Bobby Gonzalez. TIF Board member Mac McDonald offered closing remarks, during which he recalled being present at the first TIF graduation, which included 12 Take Stock in Children students. How far we have come, he said. The Immokalee Foundation provides a range of education programs that focus on building pathways to success through college and post-secondary preparation and support, mentoring and tutoring, opportunities for broadening experiences, and life skills development leading to economic independence. To learn more about volunteering, becoming a mentor or making a donation, call 430-9122 or visit www.immokaleefoundation.org.The Immokalee Foundation honors record number of studentsSecond stellar student from Immokalee bound for elite prep school SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYSometimes its the students involved with The Immokalee Foundation who help to forge new pathways to success for their peers. Jesus Velazco, who is now finishing his junior year at Colgate University in New York, was the first TIF student to spend a year after high school attending The Salisbury School, an all-boys prep school in Connecticut. Now, a second TIF student is headed to the prestigious school. Mr. Velazcos introduction to Salisbury began when his Immokalee High School soccer coach, Manny Touron, talked about him to John Henry, a former member of the TIF board of directors and a Take Stock In Children mentor. Mr. Henry contacted his friend, Dick Munro, an emeritus board member at The Salisbury School, who set up an interview for the exceptional student-athlete. Mr. Velazco was well qualified academically, an excellent soccer player, and did so well in his interviews that he was quickly admitted for what amounted to a second senior year at Salisbury. He not only got accepted to Salisbury, but he was named Student of the Year. The Salisbury School was founded in 1901 and is situated on 725 acres in northwest Connecticut. Leaders there were so impressed with Mr. Velazco that they returned to Mr. Munro in hopes of learning about more students from TIF who might qualify for admission. The recommendation chain was again activated: Mr. Munro contacted Mr. Henry, who contacted Coach Touron. Ive got the perfect guy, the soccer coach told Mr. Henry. That was Ulises Soto, recently named his teams Player of the Year and excellent student involved in the TIF career development program. Mr. Henry volunteered to mentor Mr. Soto through the application process. When Salisburys admissions director, Brian Phinney, attended a sporting event near Orlando last spring, he made time to interview Mr. Soto. Brian told me, Hes in, Mr. Henry said. Bang, just like that. The son of two Immokalee field workers was about to see his entire life change. Mr. Soto hopes to become a professional soccer player; so, for a short time, he wasnt sure if he wanted to put off his dream for another senior year of high school even at a school like Salisbury with an elite enrollment of just over 300 young men. But then Mr. Henry helped arrange a November visit for Soto, and the matter was settled. I liked the campus, but I loved how the classes were 10 students or less in each room, and students treated each other as if they were brothers, Mr. Soto recalls about the visit. Just in four days of visiting the school, I learned a lot. Its amazing how you get to interact with other students around the world that you never thought you would ever meet, he added. Among those he met in November were soccer players from Ghana. Every student is humble about himself, Soto said. Many of them introduced themselves, offering me dinner and other things to make me feel at home. A scholarship from Salisbury for $61,000 will cover most of Mr. Sotos expenses for the year, said Mr. Henry, who helped with a few smaller scholarships for travel and other needs. Unlike the standard casual attire worn in most public high schools, Salisbury requires jackets and ties for class and some family-style dinners every week. Mr. Soto is undaunted. It will feel different, as if Im at a higher level, he said. On an honest note, I am going to be at a higher level of education. I will continue to take my education seriously. Mr. Soto, who plans to study mechanical engineering, has been a role model to his younger siblings as well as the young TIF students he tutors. Many struggle to learn English as a second language, as he did when he first started school. SOTO This years 113 graduates of The Immokalee Foundations various educational programs, along with several of the TIF staff and mentors who encouraged them all along the way. Michelle Kennedy, volunteer coordinator for the Take Stock in Children program at The Immokalee Foundation, congratulates and thanks longtime volunteer mentors Bobby Gonzalez, John Henry and Manny Touron. Victoria Campbell, Yulisa Ramirez-Cortes and Heather Martinez.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 A11 Bringing New Life to Senior Living brookdale.com At Brookdale communities your dad will have options for healthy meals with great company, because both nutrition and social connections are important. Call (855) 518-6569 today to schedule your complimentary lunch and visit. We are available 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday. time to call (855) 518-6569BROOKDALE SENIOR LIVING and BRINGING NEW LIFE TO SENIOR LIVING are the registered trademarks of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. Brookdale Senior Living Inc. All rights reserved. 32506 NaplesWeekly Dad hasnt had a vegetable in 6 months Bargain Box shopping spree rewards Grace Place grads SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYSince 2012, Bargain Box Thrift Store has hosted a senior shopping spree for graduates of the Grace Place for Children & Families AP Leadership program. This years event saw the largest attendance so far, with 18 students enjoying two hours of free shopping at the oldest thrift store in Naples. Many of them scored items that will be useful when they head off to college in the fall. The mission of the AP Leadership at Grace Place program is to break the cycle of poverty by ensuring students graduate from high school, seek continued higher education and enter the workforce as hard-working, prepared professionals. The three-tiered program encompasses all high school grade levels and incorporates leadership development, service learning, college preparation, mentorship as well as parent and family involvement. For more information about Grace Place programs for children from preschool through high school, as well as for their parents, call 234-2400 or visit www.graceplacenaples.org. As a mission of Naples United Church of Christ, Bargain Box dedicates proceeds from store sales to help more than 30 local charities, including Grace Place. On 10th Street South a few blocks south of Central Avenue, the volunteer-run store is open year round and welcomes donations of used but still useful household goods, books and clothing for men, women and children Monday-Friday during business hours. For more information, visit www.bargainboxnaples.com. Satisfied shoppers pose with their free finds in front of the Bargain Box. Jefri Figueroa, Miguel Sierra, Alexa Figueroa, Erland Eguez and Maikel Bereijo show off their finds. Daniel DeLosRios knows how to pull off the tuxedo jacket and denim jeans look. Future nurse Evelyn Gordillo-Zetino found something in every department. Right: Jessica Cyriaque will look trendy on the campus of Florida Atlantic University in the fall.COURTESY PHOTOS
A12 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY REMEMBERING VETERANSCollier County Veterans Councils annual Memorial Day ceremony at Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial GardensSEE ALSO: AVOWS ARMED FORCES APPRECIATION DAY CEREMONY, C24 1. WWII veteran Harold Pappy Wagner and Margaret Foley 2. The Honor Color Guard of the Collier County Sheriffs Office 3. Samantha Cook with Colton and Cash Cook 4. Pine Ridge Middle School Band members 5. Pastor Donald Greglown receives the Homer Helter Civilian Patriot Award from Diane Helter as SSG Wilfredo Vasquez, US Army (Ret.) looks on. 6. Melissa Drake wears a T-shirt in honor of her uncle. 7. Major John Sarnecky 8. Laura Pacter, third from left, with Rebecca, Catherine and Allison Pacter 9. Keynote speaker Brig. Gen. Edward Dyer, US Army (Ret.) 10. Bob Clark and Mary Clark 11. Betty Lothrop, Scott Black and Don Lothrop BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 3 6 9 7 10 8 11 2 4 5
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In a March Washington Post report, a technology expert from Britains Kings College London told a reporter of his astonishment to realize that the security chips on Congressional staff members identification badges are fake: The badge doesnt actually have a proper chip, he said. It has a picture of a chip. Apparently, he added, Its (there) only to prevent chip envy. Suzette Welton has been in prison in Alaska for 17 years based almost solely on now-debunked forensic evidence, but the states lack of a clemency process means she cannot challenge her life sentence unless she proves complete innocence. Evidence that the fire that killed her son was arson was based not on science but on widely believed (but wrong) folklore on how intentional fires burn differently than accidental ones. (The bogus arson trademarks are similar to those used to convict Texan Cameron Todd Willingham, who suffered an even worse fate than Weltons: Willingham was executed for his arson in 2004.) Reverence for the lineage of asparagus continues in epic yearly Anglican church festivities in Worcester, England, where in April celebrants obtained a special blessing for the vegetable by local priests as a costumed asparagus pranced through the street praising the stalks as representing the generosity of God. Critics (including clergy from other parishes) likened the parades to a Monty Python sketch, and an infantile pantomime, with one pleading plaintively, Really, for (Gods) sake, cant the Church of England offer more dignified worship? Leading economic indicators(1) Andrew Bogut, signed as a free agent by the NBAs Cleveland Cavaliers in March and expected to be a key player in the teams quest to defend its league championship, checked into his first game and played 58 seconds before crashing into a bench and breaking his leg. For that 58 seconds, the Cavs owe Bogut $383,000. (2) Jose Calderon signed as a free agent with the Golden State Warriors in March, but the NBA-leading Warriors changed their mind (for unforeseen reasons) two hours after the deal and released Calderon. For his 119 minutes as a Warrior (6:06 p.m. to 8:05 p.m.), Calderon was paid $415,000. Police report In May, as Taunton, Mass., police were about to arrest Amy Rebello-McCarthy, 39, for DUI after she left the road and crashed through several mailboxes (with the crash causing all of her tires to deflate), she, laughing, told officers there was one other thing: She had a bearded dragon in her bra (where it was riding while she drove). The lizard was turned over to animal control. Felicia Nevins complained to reporters in May that the Pasco County Sheriffs Office had improperly drawn attention to her on a matter of a purely personal nature that she had called for help, concerned that the sperm she was storing for in-vitro fertilization (kept under liquid nitrogen in a thermos) might explode. Deputies had placed the details (but not her name) on the offices Facebook page, but the Tampa Bay Times deduced her name from public sources. Bright ideas In May, the British tribunal dealing with student cheating rejected the appeal of a law student who was caught taking an in-class exam with her textbook open (permitted) but containing handwritten notes in the margins not permitted, but written in invisible ink legible via the UV light on her pen. On testing day in March for Romanias 14and 15-year-olds, administrators of the countrys popular DEX online dictionary, acting on suspicion, changed the definitions of two words likely to be improperly looked up by cheaters during the exam. (H) undreds of school searches for the words took place that morning, but administrators were still mulling an appropriate punishment for the cheaters (who were, of course, easily identified by their misapplication of the suspect words). With limited trade, investment and ownership rights, many Cuban producers are forced to improvise in order to bring products to market like Orestes Estevez, a Havana winemaker, who finds condoms indispensable, according to an April Associated Press dispatch. The most remarkable sight the reporter saw was hundreds of (open) bottles capped with condoms, which inflate from gases as the fruit ferments. When fermentation is done, the condom goes limp. 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A14 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 certi ed eye doctors includes prescription for eyeglasses, and tests for FORMERLY EYE HEALTH omas Quigley, M.D.Board Certi ed Eye Surgeon & Cataract SpecialistHARMONYFrom page 1worked to get the Harmony Chamber up and running. The nonprofit chamber held its inaugural event in April and is up to about 35 members. As of June 5, its Facebook page had more than 300 followers. It offers services in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry counties and hopes to become an important resource for the LGBTQ community. The first member was Fort Myers attorney Mary Beth Fletcher, who joined as soon as she heard it existed. She knows from experience that many in the LGBTQ community fear the reception they might receive when engaging professionals and those in the service industries. I would get calls from people who were afraid theyd be judged, Ms. Fletcher said. The Harmony Chamber serves as a directory, letting people know where they wont be judged. You do not have to be LGBTQ to join. This is exactly what we need, Ms. Fletcher said. One of the early chamber members, Naples physician Dr. Clint Potter, is a member of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association and provides services to LGBTQ patients. Dr. Potters website, www.NaplesAIM. com, notes that his practice is an affirming LGBT model. Knowing there is a gay-friendly place to find a doctor will help relieve anxiety for LGBTQ people, he said. Among other early members of the Harmony Chamber are the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and Laboratory Theater of Florida. Ron Penn, CFO of the community foundation, volunteers as treasurer of the new chamber. He has resided in Lee County for 12 years. I still dont know all the gay businesses, he said, adding that through the chamber he hopes to learn about more. Annette Trossbach, founder and producing artistic director of the Lab Theater, joined because she believes its important for the theater to send a welcoming message to LGBTQ people who are considering Southwest Florida for vacation or relocation. Thats something that unites customers of any business, she added. We like to spend our dollars where we are embraced as human beings. The same logic is exactly what motivated the founders of the Southwest Florida Harmony Chamber of Commerce. What are the resources here? Ms. Christiano said. Will I be able to find a doctor? I want to adopt. Who would I talk to? Although she envisions the chamber as becoming a one-stop source for the LGBT community to find the answers to such questions, Its more than a directory, she said. We are going to be instrumental in raising awareness. Over the years since she moved here from Flushing, N.Y., in 1989, Ms. Goldberg has watched the local LGBTQ community evolve. She also became one of its best-known representatives, especially after she fought to secure recognition as heir to her late wife, Carol Goldwasser, who died in 2014. Ms. Goldberg and Ms. Goldwasser met when they were 13 and living in the Bronx in the Castle Hill Projects. We knew there was something special, Ms. Goldberg said. But we didnt know what it was. Ms. Goldberg joined in a lawsuit that struck down Floridas same-sex marriage ban. Her work assisting the gay community made her well known. But it did something else. I think all of that helped me get over the grieving process, she said. It was a lot to get over. We were together for 47 years, she said. They married in New York in 2011, when such unions were not yet legal in Florida. Now, six years later, the Harmony Chamber is up and running. The timing is right, Ms. Goldberg said. We want everybody to feel a part of this. Its about the community. For now, the chamber exists only online, but organizers are thinking about a physical home, likely in downtown Fort Myers. There is a prospective area were looking at, Ms. Goldberg said. What is the ultimate goal for the Harmony Chamber? When we wont need a chamber, Ms. Goldberg said. For now, the Southwest Florida Harmony Chamber of Commerce is needed. For more information, including membership monthly meeting details, call 800-9677750, visit www.swflhcc.org or send an email to swflharmonychamber@gmail. com. OLLIE MACK GENTRY PHOTOGRAPHYBoard members of the new Southwest Florida Harmony Chamber of Commerce are Susan Christiano, president; Tyla Vaccarro; Arlene Goldberg, vice president; Ron Penn, treasurer; Scott Cornish; and Ollie Gentry, secretary. Southwest Florida Harmony Chamber of Commerce membersAccess Real Estate Advanced Individualized Medicine of Naples Barks & Bubbles DIY Dog Wash and Spa Beltone Five Star Hearing Blue Dahlia Salon Brandthread Inc. Bridge Street Coffee & Tea Co. Captain Brian on the Water Carefree Real Estate Corp. CARES suicide prevention Charlotte County Pride Curtis Allen Designs Daas Co-op Art Gallery & Gifts Everglades Area Tours Friendly Faces Green Acres at Wailea Inc. Hair by Elliott Laboratory Theater of Florida Leather Medic Leslea Ellis LLC Mary Elizabeth Fletcher PA Mutual of America Ollie Mack Gentry Photography Studio & Gallery Paris Market Antique Mall Parker Douglas Insurance Pride SWFL Real Living/Cypress Realty Realty Team of Southwest Florida Shawn Williams, CPA Southwest Florida Community Foundation SWFL Counseling The Gathering Place Visuality Inc. The inaugural Naples PrideFest>> When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 17 >> Where: Cambier Park >> What: An event organized by the Collier Freedom Movement to champion equality for all by bringing an end to hatred, bigotry and homophobia. >> Details: Harmony Chamber of Southwest Florida members will be on hand, and Equality Florida volunteers will collect signatures to send to Florida legislators urging them to support LGBTQ protections. LGBTQfriendly businesses and vendors, food, live entertainment will also be on hand. >> Get involved: Naples PrideFest sponsorship opportunities range from $500 to $2,500. Volunteer opportunities are also available. >> Info: Visit www.naplespride.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Planned Parenthood clinics offering HRT to transgender patientsPlanned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida has expanded health services in its 11 centers to include hormonal replacement therapy for transgender patients who are transitioning. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, LGBT individuals often face challenges and barriers to accessing needed health services and, as a result, can more often experience worse health o utcomes. One national survey found that of transgender people seeking health care: 28 percent were subjected to harassment in medical settings and 2 percent were physically assaulted in doctors offices. 19 percent were refused medical care. 28 percent postponed medical care when sick or injured due to discrimination. Planned Parenthood will serve as a bridge for many Floridians, providing critical services in a welcome environment that will allow thousands to feel safe accessing care as their authentic selves, says Gina Duncan, director of transgender inclusion at Equality Florida. We are proud to contribute to improving the way transgender people receive health care in our region, says Barbara Zdravecky, CEO of PPSWCF. Continually working to make our health centers safe and supportive environments is valuable for all patients, by allowing people to be who they are, and by providing them with a supportive, inclusive and nonjudgmental health-care environment. PPSWCF provides affordable health care through more than 40,000 patient visits each year and also reaches nearly 20,000 young people, parents, teachers and social services professionals throughout the region with sexual health information, education and professional training. Services include breast and cervical cancer screenings, birth control, vasectomies, HIV/AIDS testing and counseling, STD testing and treatment, and routine gynecological care. One in five American women has relied on Planned Parenthood for high quality, affordable care at some point in their life. For more information about services for the transgender population, call Anna Eskamani at 407-376-3690 or email email@example.com.
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Call, click or stop by any of our area branches! 2470 Immokalee Road Naples (239) 908-5918NOW OPEN! 2470 Immokalee Road Naples (239) 908-5918 LMCU.org Immokalee RoadAirport Pulling Road. NCarter Oosterhouse, TV Host, Carpenter, Lake Michigan Credit Union Member Making a stand in fight against pediatric cancerAction Automatic Door & Gate joins the Alexs Lemonade Stand Foundation in the fight against childhood cancer by hosting a lemonade stand at its showrooms in Naples and Fort Myers. The public is invited to make a donation for ice-cold cups of lemonade from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 9, at 275 Airport-Pulling Road in Naples and at 11360 Metro Parkway in Fort Myers. One weekend a year, Alexs Lemonade Stand Foundation encourages individuals and businesses around the country to host lemonade stands to fight childhood cancer. The organization has raised more than $15 million to help fund cures for pediatric cancer. For more information, visit www. alexslemonade.org. MICHELE BEZARES / COURTESY PHOTOLast years lemonade stand at Action Automatic Door & Gate in Naples. Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest auction moving to Naples for 2018 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest is moving to Naples for 2018. Trustees of SWFL Childrens Charities have announced the grand tasting and live auction will be held Saturday, March 3, at Quail West Golf and Country Club. As in the festivals previous nine years, numerous chef/vintner dinners will take place in private homes throughout Lee and Collier counties on Friday, March 2. Elaine Hawkins and Brooke Denson are cochairing the 10th anniversary of the event that supports pediatric health care and scholarships for local students majoring in health sciences. One hundred percent of monies raised at the Quail West auction will benefit Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida SouthWestern State College. Ms. Hawkins founded Specialty Risk Management Services in 1999. She serves as an officer of Lee Health Foundation and is president of the board of directors and a trustee since 2010 of SWFL Childrens Charities. Ms. Denson is a real estate professional for Premier Sotheby's International Realty. Upon moving to Southwest Florida nine years ago from Arizona, Denson and her husband, Pat, established Estero Bay Chevrolet. She has served as a trustee of SWFL Children Charities since 2016 and is also a member of the National, Florida and Bonita Springs-Estero associations of Realtors. SWFL Childrens Charities Inc.s annual signature fundraiser, the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest has raised $18.4 million over the past nine years, making it the most successful fundraising event in Lee County and one of the top-grossing wine fests in the country. Golisano Childrens Hospital of Southwest Florida, which provides health services to children in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties, is the most significant beneficiary of the event. Grants are also awarded to Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida SouthWestern State College to provide scholarships and equipment to educate the communitys next generation of pediatric healthcare professionals. To learn more about SWFL Childrens Charities Inc. and to inquire about tickets to the 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, visit www.swflwinefest. org. DENSON HAWKINS
A16 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR FREE LASIK CONSULTATION!The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination, or treatment that is performed as a result of, and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, or reduced fee service, examination and treatment. $1,000 OFF LASIK $500 per eye; offer good through June 30, 2017.Cannot be combined with any other offer.All Laser Lasik Bausch & Lomb Technolas/Victus State-of-the-Art Technology Nina Nordgren, M.D.Board Eligible Ophthalmologist SWFLEYE.COM Support the stores that build homes with a vote for Habitat Collier ReStores 2017Visit SWFLChoiceAwards.com and cast your ballot for Habitat in these categories: Thrift Store Resale Furniture Appliance StoreWant to Donate? (239)732-6388 I HabitatStores.org VISIT OUR NAPLES LOCATIONS TODAY!Home Improvement: 5430 Yahl StreetHome Furnishings: 11127 Tamiami Trail East VOTE HABITAT TO YOUR HEALTHVolunteers SHINE light on insuranceElders in Naples, their caregivers and family members who have questions or concerns about Medicare and related health insurance topics have a new place to turn. The states SHINE Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders offers counseling at the Alzheimers Support Network, 660 Tamiami Trail N., from 1-3 p.m. every second Friday of the month. The next session is June 9. This is a new partnership between SHINE and the Alzheimers Support Network. A volunteer program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, SHINE empowers elders to make informed decisions about their health-care coverage. It is offered locally through the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida. SHINE volunteers can answer questions regarding Medicare, Medicaid, prescription assistance, longterm care planning and more. They can help seniors and the disabled on Medicare find assistance programs that might lower prescription drug costs, provide prescription drugs at no cost and help with Medicare Part B costs. To make an appointment for counseling at the new SHINE counseling site or other SHINE sites in Southwest Florida, or to receive assistance by phone, call the toll-free Elder Helpline at (800) 413-5337. For more information, visit www. floridashine.org.PANIRA clinic hosts health fairPANIRA Healthcare Clinic holds a health fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. SatPainful joints?If its rheumatoid arthritis, early treatment is key NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTHRheumatoid arthritis is one of the most common forms of arthritis, causing pain, stiffness and swelling of joints that can interfere with your life at home and at work. For some people the disease is mild, but for others it is disabling. Scientists continue to search for the cause of this disease and for ways to improve treatment. While osteoarthritis, the most common of the more than 100 forms of arthritis, is caused by wear and tear on the joints, rheumatoid arthritis develops when the bodys own immune system attacks the joint tissues. The wrists, fingers, and toes can be affected, as can joints in the neck, knees, hips, ankles and elsewhere. The immune system is supposed to be something that does good things for you, says Dr. Kristen Demoruelle, an NIH-funded arthritis expert at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Its supposed to help you fight infections. But in rheumatoid arthritis for reasons that we dont yet understand the immune system gets confused and starts to attack your joints instead. Anyone can get rheumatoid arthritis. The disease most often begins in middle age or later, but it can occur at any age. Its important to get the correct diagnosis because each form of arthritis needs to be treated differently. To diagnose rheumatoid arthritis, doctors use medical history, physical exams, X-rays and lab tests. Theres no single test for the disease. Its not easy to diagnose. The joint swelling in rheumatoid arthritis is squishy and very different from the hard, bony enlargement of the finger joints that is often present in osteoarthritis, explains Dr. Michael Ward, who oversees rheumatoid arthritis research at NIH. Your joints may appear red and feel warm. Pain and stiffness may be worse after you wake up or have been resting for a long time. Over time, your immune system damages the tough, flexible tissue (cartilage) that lines joints. This damage can be severe and deform your joints. Some types of arthritis affect one joint at a time, but rheumatoid arthritis can affect your whole body. Scientists dont know exactly what causes rheumatoid arthritis. Its likely a combination of genetics and environmental triggers, such as tobacco smoke or viruses. Hormones might also play a role. More women are diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis than men. The disease sometimes improves during pregnancy or flares up after pregnancy. Although there is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis, there are treatments that can effectively relieve pain, reduce joint stiffness and swelling and prevent further joint damage. Early detection is very important to increase the chance that treatment is successful. If we can get you into low disease activity by six months and remission (no signs of the disease) by one year, weve got an incredibly good chance of the disease having a very minimal impact on your life, says Dr. Vivian Bykerk, an NIH-funded arthritis researcher at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. There are many different classes of drugs available for treating rheumatoid arthritis. Many of them, like NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and steroids, work by reducing inflammation and can be used in combination with others that have been shown to slow joint destruction. NIH scientists helped develop a new class of drug for rheumatoid arthritis called Janus kinase inhibitors. JAK drugs work by suppressing the bodys immune response. The first drug in this new class was approved by FDA several years ago for moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers continue to investigate new types of drugs and drug combinations. We really have to rely on our experience, Dr. Bykerk says. We consider the combination of signs, symptoms and blood tests to choose the right treatment. Once treatment for rheumatoid arthritis is underway, patients need frequent checkups. Doctors may need to try and adjust different drugs or drug combinations to find the best fit for each person. Treatments are usually required for the long term to maintain control of the disease. For some people symptoms go on for years, even a lifetime. Sometimes after months of mild disease, symptoms can flare up again. Dr. Bykerk also works on an NIHsupported team of scientists who are searching for more effective treatment approaches. The team analyzes joint tissue and blood samples from people with rheumatoid arthritis to understand better the genes and proteins that trigger and drive the disease. The researchers aim to learn why some people respond differently to different treatments. They also hope one day to be able to tailor treatments to each person. Other studies are exploring how long people need to be treated once the disease is under control to prevent it from returning. Rheumatoid arthritis can affect virtually every area of your life, from work to relationships. If you have rheumatoid arthritis, there are many things you can do to help maintain your lifestyle and to keep a positive outlook. Exercise helps keep your muscles healthy and strong, preserve joint mobility and maintain flexibility. Rest helps to reduce joint inflammation, pain and fatigue. Ask your doctor how best to balance exercise and rest for your situation. New research advances continue to help improve quality of life for people with rheumatoid arthritis. Talk with your doctor about how to treat your joint pain and stiffness so that you can lead a full, active, independent life. HEALTHY LIVING SEE PANIRA, A17
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 A17 PALLIATIVE CARE AND THE TREATMENT OF CANCER Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.PRESENTED BY: Christine Hightower, ARNP Avow Director of Medical ServicesPART 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 34105 COURTESY PHOTO Residents of Vi at Bentley Village celebrated the 24th annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day by participating in golf lessons, water dance classes, aerobics and other activities to test their mental and physical capabilities. Learn about PT assistant programHodges University invites all who are interested in learning about a career as a physical therapist assistant to an information session from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at 2647 Professional Way, Naples. Attendees will hear an overview of what a career as a physical therapist assistant entails and the requirements for applying to the program within the Hodges U. School of Allied Health. For more information, call program director Cynthia Vaccarino at 938-7718 or visit www.hodgesedu/soah/. Visually impaired invited to meetingsLighthouse of Collier Center for Blindness and Vision Loss invites all who are blind or visually impaired to attend a support group from 10-11:30 a.m. every Wednesday at the center, 2685 Horseshoe Drive in Naples. Facilitator Rick Hart encourages attendees to share the challenges they face and the techniques they find helpful in managing those challenges. Attendees feel less isolated as they make connections with others who can relate to their situation. Friends and family members who care for a blind or visually impaired friend or loved one can also benefit from the group and are welcome to attend. Reservations are not required. The nonprofit also hosts a brown bag lunch and program at 11 a.m. on the third Tuesday of every month for visually impaired people and their caregivers. The June 20 topic is hurricane preparedness and what to do in various other emergencies. Guest speaker will be Alie Randlett of the local American Read Cross. Attendance is free. Guests should bring their own lunch. Social hour will follow. Reservations are appreciated. For brown bag lunch reservations or more information about programs and services, call Lighthouse of Collier at 430-3934 or visit www.lighthouseofcollier.org. Save the date for diabetes conference The third annual Southwest Florida Diabetes Conference is set for Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Greater Naples YMCA. Co-founded by Naples-based Help a Diabetic Child Foundation, Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida and the Greater Naples YMCA, the conference will feature prominent doctors, researchers and speakers from around the country presenting the latest information about the prevention and treatment of diabetes. More than 300 attendees are expected. The day includes hands-on workshops, cooking demonstrations and research updates, with separate tracks for type 1 and type 2 diabetes. CME credits are available for physicians and nurses who attend a separate professional track. Registration starts at just $10 and need-based scholarship assistance is available from the Y. For more information, call the Help a Diabetic Child Foundation at 821-5051 or visit www. swfldiabetes.org. PANIRAFrom page 16urday, June 10, at the clinic at 5039 E. Tamiami Trail. All are invited to come for health screening and education including free eye screenings, blood pressure checks and blood sugar checks. Educational programs will be provided about eating disorders, substance abuse, coping skills and nutrition. In addition, Radiology Regionals mobile mammogram bus will be on site. All insurance will be accepted for mammograms, and appointments are not necessary. Appointments can be made, however, by calling Radiology Regional at 936-4068. For more information about PANIRA Healthcare clinic, call 529-5580 or visit www.panirahealthcareclinic.org. No matter a persons situation, PANIRA is ensuring easy access to quality care during the Health Fair. Founders Geneve and Lawrence Egger understand there is a healthcare accessibility problem in the community particularly for those with low-income and/or those without insurance. Eighteen percent of individuals in Collier do not have insurance and/ or struggle financially to maintain a healthy lifestyle, says founder Lawrence Egger. We are committed to making good health accessible to all. We are grateful to our Health Fair partners for sharing in this vision.
A18 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.ECOF.comClearly, the right choice Clearlytherightchoice Clearlytherightchoice Since 1971 888 EYE APPT David C. Brown, MD, FACSFounder & Medical DirectorLifetime Eye Care for the Entire Family12 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS Get Social with Us! HSNaples.org(239) 643-1555 MAIN SHELTER 370 Airport-Pulling Road Nor th, Naples, FL 34104NEW! Dog Training Classes AvailableBasic Obedience Class STARTS SATURDAY, JUNE 10THRuns six weeks on consecutive SaturdaysThere are two sessions offered: Either 10:30-11:30 or 3:00-4:00 Cost: $150Puppy Obedience ClassSTARTS SATURDAY, JUNE 10THRuns six weeks on consecutive SaturdaysTime: 1:30-2:30 Cost: $150Intermediate Obedience Class STARTS SATURDAY, JUNE 24THRuns six weeks on consecutive SaturdaysTime: 9:00-10:00 Cost: $140Walk With Me Clinic STARTS SATURDAY, JUNE 10THRuns two weeks on consecutive SaturdaysTime: 9:00-10:00 Cost: $100 PET TALESCat trickThree useful behaviors to teach your feline DR. MARTY BECKER, KIM CAMPBELL THORNTON AND MIKKEL BECKERWe know what youre thinking: Cats cant learn tricks. Not so. Cats are highly intelligent and many of them are amenable to learning tricks or, as cats would put it, teaching you to give them treats. But why train a cat? Doesnt that take away from their inherent cattitude? We like to think of it more as enhancing their lives. Cats are smart and active, and training provides them with mental stimulation as well as a physical workout. It helps you and your cat learn to communicate more skillfully, adding a new dimension to your relationship. And its just plain fun. Kittens pick up tricks more quickly because their brains are more elastic, but cats of any age can learn new behaviors. All you need is a clicker, some aromatic treats your cat can gulp down quickly, good timing and a little patience. Here are three easy tricks to teach your feline Einstein. Sit. This is a great trick to teach cats who have a habit of jumping on guests laps uninvited or chasing people and attacking their legs. Its also the foundation for teaching stay, sit up and wave. Start by holding a treat just above your cats head. As his nose goes up to sniff it, his rear automatically goes down into a sit position. The instant he sits, click and give a treat. Click and treat any time you see your cat sitting, whether youve asked him to or not. As you do so, give a name to the action Sit and praise him for it Good sit! Once he learns to sit on cue (cats dont respond to commands, you know), you can have your cat sit as an alternative to things he might do that annoy you. For instance, if your cat likes to sprawl across your desk while youre working, make it rewarding instead for him to sit at your feet or on a chair next to you. Come. This may be the easiest trick to teach, believe it or not. Every time you set down your cats food bowl, make an easily repeatable sound: ring a bell, jingle your keys or whistle a tune (dont use the clicker for this trick). Your cat will quickly associate that sound with mealtime and respond instantly to it. Learning to come when called can save a cats life. If you need to evacuate your home because of a fire or other emergency, it saves valuable time if your cat comes when called. Sound advice: Always reward your cat when he comes to you, and never call him and then do something he doesnt like, such as giving him a pill or taking him to the veterinarian. Touching a target. This is useful because it can help you direct your cat to certain areas. Use a target such as a pencil with a large eraser on the end or a narrow bird perch. Put a small amount of wet food on the end of the target and show it to your cat, holding it just far enough away that he has to reach forward to get the food. As soon as he touches the target with his nose, click and give him a treat. Gradually extend the distance the cat must come before touching the target. Once your cat will touch a target, you can use it to teach him to spin in a circle, jump through a hoop or go to a specific place. Tip for success. Keep training sessions short, no more than two or three minutes at a time, since cats have short attention spans. The easiest way to teach a trick is to capture a behavior a cat does normally by rewarding him whenever he does it. Pets of the Week>> Aspen is a playful 1-year-old pit bull mix who was born deaf and is learning sign language. He needs a loving, understanding family to call his own. His adoption fee is $75. >>Eva is an easy-going 4-year-old pit bull mix who gets along beautifully with other dogs and people. Her adoption fee is $75. >>Piper is a well-mannered 2-year-old pit bull who loves peanut butter and walks well on a leash. Her adoption fee is $75.To adopt or foster a petDogs and cats adopted from Humane Society Naples come with vaccinations, sterilization surgery, ID microchip and 30 days of health insurance. Visit the animals ready for adoption at the main shelter at 370 Airport-Pulling Road N. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday), or at the satellite adoption center at Coastland Center during mall hours. Call 643-1555 or visit www.HSNaples.org for more information. AGOLDPHOTO PET PHOTOGRAPHY / COURTESY PHOTOS
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 NEWS A19 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 DON'T MISS OUT!ANNIVERSARYSALE JUNE 8-14 THE DIVA DIARIESWith eyelash extensions, will I be able to see my acrylic nails?A few days ago, I decided I really, really want eyelash extensions. When I started looking into getting flirty, feathery lashes, I wondered if it were too late in life for me to go from being a low-maintenance diva to a high-maintenance one.Im the sort who has always prided herself on being relatively low maintenance. In my 20s, I was all Birkenstock sandals, overalls and wash-and-go hair. I didnt even own a flat iron until I was in my mid-30s (I still have it, and Im pretty sure Ive only flat-ironed my hair four times over the years). Ive barely had a handful of professional massages, and thats only because they were gifts (I dont do well with lying still). And the one time about 20 years ago that I attempted acrylic nails, I had them taken off 48 hours later because I panicked and convinced myself that the acrylics were preventing my real fingernails from breathing. Scoff if you will, but do we really KNOW that fingernails dont breathe?My low-maintenance beauty routine was working out fairly well until just recently when I discovered that as one ages, higher maintenance solutions for combating the ravages of time increase in desirability. I have several friends whose eyelash extensions I coveted until I found out that not only can it cost around $200 for the initial twohour application, you have to go back to the eyelash salon every two or three weeks to have them refilled (which can cost up to $90 a visit). Sadly, while the high-maintenance me craves Jennifer Lopez lashes, the low-maintenance me wants to just go to CVS and drop $5.99 for a tube of Maybelline Great Lash Mascara. And its not just eyelash extensions. I want gel polish on my fingernails, too the process isnt as drastic as acrylics, as gel just goes over your regular nail but once again, its a beauty regime that requires actual maintenance. You have to return to the nail salon every couple of weeks for more gel as your nails grows. To low-maintenance me, that sounds exhausting. Then theres Botox, which Ive actually tried a couple of times. I admit I really enjoyed the fresh, youthful, renewed look it gave me. But, after a few months it wore off, and that worry line between my eyes returned with a vengeance. Botox, like long, luscious eyelashes and perfectly polished nails, takes commitment, money and the willingness to dial up your maintenance level several notches. It makes me wonder: Even if I had thousands of dollars to invest in being gorgeous, do I actually have the time, patience and dedication to maintain it all? And heres another thing to ponder: If my eyelashes had extensions, would they still be able to breathe? Ill have to Google that one. Ciao for now, my lovelies! Stay tuned for another divalicious diary entry next week. stephanieDAVIS email@example.com
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Naples TOP 1 % Our Experience Counts. Our Expertise Sells. luxeexclusivelyFrom Port Royal to Bonita Beach, The Bua Bell Group serves the Luxury Market. Were Local, Were Global! BuaBellSellsNaples.com | BuaBellGroup@JohnRWood.com Emily K. Bua 239.659.6115 or Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0097 Cabreo at Mediterra $1.049 M 16807 Cabreo Drive Olde Naples $3.400 M 370 11th Avenue South #2 BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.comIKE A MAGIC GARDEN, PERHAPS, BALLROOM dancing is a world unto its own but one open to all comers and thriving in Florida. Its good for your brain, your body, youre having a good time, its in a very positive environment, and everybody is helpful its a family, says Elena Rudenco, director with her husband, Andrei, of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Fort Myers. Our youngest student is 4. Our oldest is 80. While a number of good studios exist in each community, Fred Astaire is a national chain founded by the man himself, who opened the first such studio on Park Avenue in New York City in 1947, according to company literature. He was 48 years old at the time, a man at the pinnacle of his career on Broadway and in the movies. He redefined the way many Americans for generations to come would think about dance, their bodies, and themselves. The Fred Astaire studios became and remain popular they can be found today in Collier, Lee, Charlotte and Palm Beach counties, for example. They also proved to be evergreen as businesses since people fall in love with dancing in any era, once they have a taste of it, says Ms. Rudenco. Its so healthy and so much fun. Summer in the subtropics may be the best season for low cost, attentive instruction that could lead to such a healthy, fun romance.LSEE RHYTHM, B6 Ballroom dancing continues to thrive in Florida, and its good for the body, the soul and the economy Rhythm remainsNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 | B1WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE FROM THE TOPMaking himself at home in the furniture world BY DON MANLEYFlorida Weekly CorrespondentLarry Norris refusal to take no for an answer back in 1974 proved to make all the difference for a young man looking to break into a new field. He was seeking a job in sales at the then new Havertys Furniture store in Fort Myers, but his efforts kept hitting a brick wall. The manager wouldnt hire me, Mr. Norris recalls. I went back three times. He said, You dont have any experience, and I said, Neither did you when you started. Give me a chance. The third time was a charm. Mr. Norris landed the job and became one of the stores top salesmen over the next decade before departing in 1983 to launch what is today Norris Furniture and Interiors. Wall-unit furniture and entertainment centers were the stores sole focus for the first year, but in 1984 Mr. Norris leased a larger show room on College Parkway and expanded his offerings to include a full line of furnishings. From there, Norris Furniture and Interiors has grown to include locations in Naples, Sanibel and Sarasota. In addition to furniture, the showrooms now offer interior design services and window treatments, rugs, bed linens and a broad array of other accessories. Mr. Norris cites exemplary customer service as just one of several reasons for the business success. Ive always loved to work hard, and I love people, he said. I feel blessed. We have 168 employees. Weve created those jobs and grown the company. I credit my employees and my customers and the vendors that I work with. A SEE NORRIS, B5 NORRIS
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 BUSINESS B3 Dante DiSabato Follow me on: 2240 Venetian Court Naples, FL 34109 Cell: 239.537.5351 Encore-Realty.com 5 bedroom, 5 full bath, 1 half bath, 3-car garage Pool and spa with western exposure Overlooks golf course and lake with stunning sunset views Award-winning Grey Oaks Country Club Visit 1461anhinga.com o 2 N C E Broker Associate LISTED AT $3,895,000 1461 ANHINGA POINTE 1461 ANHINGA POINTEThe design and construction team: Todd Gates, Brad Bowers and Tom Siwek, GATES Construction; John Mounce, LandQuest Real Estate Service; Martin McMahon, Eric Chien and Keith Fraser, Robb & Stucky; Matthew Kragh and Jordan Parrott, MHK Architecture & Planning; and John Hayes, Gates Construction.COURTESY PHOTOSThe Robb & Stucky team: Eric Chien, Martin McMahon, Brent Belbeck, Mary Beth Grant, April Schauerer, Jessica Schneider, Mark Hess, John Caseres, Keith Fraser, Dawn Ewest, Sandra Spiro and Jessica Adams. New HQ on the way for Robb & StuckyRobb & Stucky recently broke ground on new 125,000-square-foot corporate headquarters on Lee Road next to I-75 in Fort Myers. In addition to warehouse and office space, the facility will have 34 truck bays and specialty furniture repair workshops to support R&S showrooms in Naples, Fort Myers, Sarasota, Coral Gables and soon-to-open Boca Raton. Design services are by MHK Architecture & Planning; GATES is the construction manager. Opening is on target for late winter 2018.
B4 BUSINESS WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY I trace my roots back to 1851, when two Bostonians went into business in Hawaii. In 1907, I ran one of the first nationwide consumer advertising campaigns in America for pineapples. Today, based in California, Im the worlds largest producer of bananas and pineapples, among other things. Over the years, partly through acquisitions, I moved into other fruits and vegetables. Now I even offer salads in bags. I operate the largest dedicated refrigerated fleet of containers in the world, too. Ive been a public company and a private one and am looking to go public again. 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. Wisdom from OmahaSuperinvestors Warren Buffett and his business partner, Charlie Munger, recently presided over their Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, answering dozens of questions from shareholders, journalists and stock analysts for more than five hours. On health care: Buffett noted that if the GOP health-care bill that was recently approved by the House of Representatives had been in effect last year, My federal income taxes would have gone down 17 percent. He noted that the bill represents a huge tax cut for guys like me. Buffett also said that while corporate executives complain about tax rates, health care costs are the real problem, pointing out that corporate tax payments as a percentage of GDP have shrunk from 4 percent in 1960 to just 2 percent now. On the other hand, medical costs have ballooned from 5 percent of GDP to 17 percent of GDP currently: Medical costs are the tapeworm of American economic competitiveness. Munger noted that politicians arent addressing the issue effectively, saying, Both parties hate each other so much that neither one of them can think rationally. On scuttlebutt: Buffett recommended Philip Fishers classic book, Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits (Wiley, $25) and its scuttlebutt concept for researching companies, whereby investors can learn a lot just by asking questions of a companys executives, workers, customers, competitors and so on. On robotics and artificial intelligence: Buffett noted that autonomous vehicles could hurt his GEICO insurance business and driverless trucks might hurt his BNSF railroad. Artificial intelligence would result in significantly less employment in certain areas, but thats good for society. Advice for all: Buffett recommended looking for the job youd take if you didnt need a job, while Munger urged: If you really want anything, dont wait. Theres much more to learn about money, investing and life from Buffett. Read his annual letters to shareholders at berkshirehathaway.com. Roger Lowensteins book, Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist (Random House, $19) is an excellent read, too. (The Motley Fool owns shares of and has recommended Berkshire Hathaway.) The Cost of ImpatienceMy dumbest investment was selling Amazon.com for a 50 percent gain at $156 per share. Why did I sell? Well, I think I took the profits in order to purchase another stock that seemed more safe and stable. It did indeed turn out to be a nice, safe position, but looking back, my investment in Amazon would be worth over $100,000 today if I still had it. Yikes. B.P., Bakersfield, CaliforniaThe Fool Responds: Shares of Amazon have indeed been on a tear, averaging annual growth rates above 30 percent over the past five, 10 and 20 years enough to turn a $5,000 investment in 1997 into more than $2.4 million today. You did what many people do when theyre looking for a certain percentage gain: They sell the stock after achieving that hoped-for gain. You can reap profits with such a system, but greater profits can await if you simply hang on to powerful performers for many years. The trick is to be patient and not get rattled by occasional pullbacks. Amazon, for example, fell by more than 10 percent between early October and early December of 2016. Dont hold on blindly, though. You need to keep up with your holdings to make sure their growth prospects and competitive advantages dont shrink. If youre not sure about selling, you might just sell a portion of your shares, giving the rest more time to grow. Healthy ProspectsMost people know CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) for its network of retail pharmacies that features almost 9,700 locations, including some within Target stores. CVS is also known for its 1,100-plus in-store Minute Clinics. The main driver of its success, though, is CVS pharmacy benefits management (PBM) business. A PBM negotiates between payers and makers of drugs to bring prices down, taking a small chunk of the savings as its reward. CVS is one of the United States largest PBMs and in this industry (as in many others), size confers essential negotiating leverage. A client retention rate around 97 percent shows that its also keeping its customers happy. Competition is strong between CVS and Walgreens Boots Alliance, which stole away two major customer accounts representing roughly 40 million prescriptions last year. CVS stock has slipped over the past year, and CEO Larry Merlo sees 2017 as a rebuilding year, aiming to return to healthy levels of growth. Both CVS and Walgreens have a major tailwind in the ongoing aging of America, which will only increase demand for its services. CVS Health is projected to see annual earnings growth in the double digits over the next five years. Add that to a reasonable valuation and a dividend that recently yielded 2.6 percent, and youve got an intriguing long-term portfolio candidate. (The Motley Fool has recommended CVS Health.) Tracing my roots back to a grain warehouse in 1865, Im now Americas largest privately held company yet you may not know my name. Based in Minneapolis, I specialize in food, agricultural, financial and industrial products. My brands include Egg Beaters, Ambrosia chocolate, Shady Brook Farms meats, Truvia sweetener and Diamond Crystal salt. My ingredients are found in toothpastes, shampoos, deodorants and more. I offer industrial salts, oils, biodiesel products, animal feed and much more, too. I rake in some $120 billion annually and have about 150,000 employees working in 70 countries. Who am I? (Answer: Cargill) Tax-Free Retirement WithdrawalsQCan you explain Roth IRAs? B.T., Hattiesburg, MississippiAWell explain not only Roth IRAs, but also Roth 401(k)s. Just as there are two main kinds of IRAs traditional and Roth many companies now offer their workers the choice between traditional and Roth 401(k)s. With a traditional IRA and 401(k), you contribute pre-tax money that reduces your taxable income and, therefore, your tax bill for the year. For example, if you earn $60,000 and contribute $5,000, your taxable income drops to $55,000. When you withdraw the money in retirement, its taxed as ordinary income to you.With Roth IRAs and 401(k)s, though, you contribute post-tax money that doesnt deliver any upfront tax break. But you eventually get a big tax break when you withdraw from the account in retirement because if you follow the rules, its all tax-free. For 2017, you can contribute up to $5,500 and $18,000 to IRAs and 401(k)s, respectively, with an additional $1,000 and $6,000 allowed, respectively, for those age 50 or older. If you contribute $8,000 per year for 20 years and your contributions grow by 8 percent on average annually, youll end up with almost $400,000 and you can take it all out tax-free in retirement!For practical retirement guidance and recommended stocks and mutual funds, try our Rule Your Retirement newsletter for free at fool. com/shop/newsletters. ***QWhat good books cover stock market history? P.L., Brooklyn, New YorkACheck out the classic Learn to Earn: A Beginners Guide to the Basics of Investing and Business by Peter Lynch and John Rothchild (Simon & Schuster, $17) and Peter Bernsteins Capital Ideas: The Improbable Origins of Modern Wall Street (Wiley, $20). Want more information about stocks? Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. w o i i. d e r i e r e r h t s d s i l a e r in t a pu b vate o n p u bl ic a T h in k We ll ann o e d itio n. Ha BUSINESS MEETINGS Business After Hours for members and guests of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at the Florida Everblades Big Cypress Club in Germain Arean, 11000 Everblades Parkway in Estero. $15 in advance, $20 at the door for members; $40 for others. To RSVP or for more information, call 992-2943 or visit www.bonitaspringschamber.com/events. Members, family and guests of the East Naples Merchants Association are invited to the annual summer barbecue from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at East Naples Community Park, 3500 Thomasson Drive. Free pickleball lessons will be offered by Pickleball for All instructors from 5-6 p.m. Dinner by Two Guys Catering will be served at 6 p.m. Reservations are required for a free pickleball lesson and also for dinner ($15 per person). Sign up by emailing email@example.com. The Above Board Chamber meets at 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 12, at the Hilton Naples. A panel discussion will examine How to Make the Workplace More Family Friendly. Panelists are Florice Hodges, Best Home Services; Denise Murphy, The Players Club & Spa; Carol Obermeier, Southwest Florida International Airport; and Scott Sherman, Arthrex. Harry Chapin Food Bank is the featured nonprofit. For reservations or more information, call Jeanne Sweeney at 910-7426 or email Jeanne@aboveboardchamber.com. Wake Up Naples for members and guests of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 7-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, at the Hilton Naples. The program for the morning is The Future of Collier County: Growth, Infrastructure and Services. The David Lawrence Center is the meeting sponsor. $25 for members, $35 for others. Sign up at www.napleschamber.org/events. The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce presents a program about cyber defense at its next Power Networking Lunch from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at Artichoke & Co. on Bonita Beach Road. $35 for chamber members, $45 for others. Deadline for reservations is June 9. Sign up by calling 992-2943 or by visiting www. bonitaspringschamber.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. Graduation for the 2017 Youth Leadership Collier class takes place from 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 16, at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Featured speaker for the celebration is Ikaika Ike Alama-Francis, former Miami Dolphin and current community ambassador for the NFL and Drug Free Collier. Tickets for $20 include hors doeuvres and refreshments. Sign up at www.napleschamber.org/events. Email business meeting announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
business owner shares his vision with employees and customers, and it takes a team. He also praises the contributions of his wife and co-owner/accessories buyer, Renee. Mr. Norris is a North Carolina native who, in 1969, moved to Fort Myers, where a buddy from his seven-year stint in the U.S. Air Force was living. His friend worked at the Sears store in the city, and Mr. Norris joined him there. He spent five years selling home improvements there, but not by choice. The guys at Sears who made the most money were in furniture, said Mr. Norris. They wouldnt transfer me, so when Havertys opened a new store in Fort Myers, I got hired there. Its an industry that hes come to love. The furniture and the interior design businesses are really fun, he said. Going to market (the worlds largest home furnishings trade show in High Point, N.C.) and seeing the new product coming out is always exciting. We go to two markets a year in High Point. Thats where we make our selections so that we stay fresh and current with everything. Despite his affinity for the industry, Mr. Norris sold his store to the former Boyles Furniture in 1998 with the intention of retiring. But 12 years later, he returned as owner after Boyles parent company, Hendricks Furniture Group, filed for bankruptcy protection and closed all of its stores. I thought I was done; I had a 12-year vacation, said Mr. Norris, who devoted his time to remodeling waterfront homes, developing a subdivision in Fort Myers and building homes in the mountains of North Carolina. When the Hendricks group closed the Fort Myers store, he stepped into the breach. I decided hey, weve got a good name in the business, so lets reopen, he said. Since then, hes added the Naples and Sanibel locations as well as the Sarasota showroom and design center. His rationale for expanding the business is simple. I guess Im just a true entrepreneur, he said. When I see opportunity, I go after it. The quality of work performed by Norris Furniture and Interiors employees is a source of pride for Mr. Norris. I get so many complements from our customers, he said. I have customers write me letters and call me. And thats the most important thing in retail, to have satisfied customers. Such praise falls right in line with Mr. Norris business philosophy: Make your customers happy. They sign your paycheck. Interview with Larry NorrisBusiness mentor: Clyde Hooker, past chairman of Hooker Furniture Company. The way he dealt with his employees and customers always impressed me. He was a very humble but great leader in the furniture industry. First job: My first job was for seven years proudly serving our country in the United States Air Force. Business words of wisdom: In retail, your three greatest assets are your customers, your employees and your suppliers. You must keep all of them happy. Favorite business reading: Furniture Today and other trade magazines. Two things you look for when hiring: The most important things to me are character and experience.Any job openings? Were always looking for experienced interior designers at all of our locations. We can always fit them in. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 BUSINESS B5 A BETTER GAME GUARANTEED 24850 Old 41 Rd #9, Bonita Spings, FL Improve your game by scheduling your club tting today.www.truespecgolf.com 1-844-729-8809 email@example.com Awards & Recognition Conditioned Air Corp. of Naples has received a Top 20 Pro Partner Award from Rheem Manufacturing Company in recognition of superior dedication to the sale, installation and service of Rheem HVAC products during 2016. In business since 1962, Conditioned Air has more than 330 employees service customers in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota and Manatee counties. Naples Lakes County Club has retained its designation as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary through the international Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for golf courses. Golf course superintendent Michael Wallace has led the effort to maintain sanctuary status on the course. Rachael Loukonen, a director in the Naples office of the business law firm Cohen & Grigsby, has been named one of the 2017 Leaders in the Law by the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Ms. Loukonen focuses her practice on litigation matters involving contracts, property, construction, employment and corporate issues. Rachele Marsh, owner of the local Welcomemat Services, was chosen by corporate Welcomemat Services to represent the brand at the Premiere Orlando Show this month. Ms. Marsh works with Classic Image Salon, Bangs Salon and Salon International to bring in new clientele throughout the year. Paul Palmer, executive chef at Pelican Isle Yacht Club, has earned the certified executive chef designation from the American Culinary Federation. Chef Palmer earned a culinary arts degree from Le Cordon Bleu in Orlando. He worked as sous chef in Orlandos Adriatico Trattoria restaurant and as executive sous chef at Audubon Country Club before joining Pelican Isle Yacht Club in 2014. Board Appointments Tami Cindrich, a certified public accountant with Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co. P.A., has been elected to serve as a board member for the National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants. She will oversee the organizations membership committee. Ms. Cindrich joined MNMW in 1998 and focuses her practice in the tax and consulting areas for medical and dental practices. Health Care Dr. Carmen Ramos has joined the NCH Healthcare System in the North Naples hospitals Robert, Mariann, and Megan Pediatric ER and inpatient Seacarium pediatric unit. Born and educated in Puerto Rico, Dr. Ramos completed a general surgery residency in combination with Boston Childrens Hospital before becoming an instructor in pediatric surgery at the University of New Mexico. She completed a two-year formal fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children at the University of Toronto and had several years of practice in Miami. She was also a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army helping wounded soldiers from the Middle East conflicts after 2001. She is currently enrolled at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for a masters degree. Construction Kaisa Schmidt has been promoted to vice president/marketing and public relations for DeAngelis Diamond. She joined the company in 2007 and will oversee all marketing and public relations initiatives throughout DeAngelis Diamonds four regional office locations. Kevin Smith has joined Tri-Town Construction as director of business development responsible for developing and following up on construction leads and working with customers on defining and detailing the scope of their custom remodeling projects before turning the project over to the construction team. Mr. Smith relocated to Bonita Springs in 2014 from Chicago, where he owned an auto wholesale company for 26 years. He also spent nine years with the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army Reserve. Interior Design Victoria Bird has joined Clive Daniel Home as senior sales manager for the Naples showroom. Ms. Bird was previously sales manager for Jordans Furniture in Avon, Mass., where she guided the hiring, training and development of a team of about 40 sales consultants. She also worked as director of operations for Interior Details in Norwell, Mass. She holds a certificate of interior design from Rhode Island School of Design. Lyanet Moran has joined Rene Gaddis Interiors as a design assistant. Ms. Moran recently graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida with a bachelors degree in interior design. Assisted Living Beach House Assisted Living and Memory Care is under new management by the Visiting Nurse Management Company, a subsidiary of the Visiting Nurse Association of Florida. ON THE MOVE LOUKONEN PALMER CINDRICH SCHMIDT SMITH BIRD NORRISFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTOLarry and Renee Norris in the Fort Myers showroom of Norris Furniture and Interiors.
B6 BUSINESS WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYSave the date for business expoThe Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce holds its Connections Business Expo 2017 from 2-6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. Exhibit spaces are now available: $750 ($850 after July 15) for ballroom exhibits, $1,000 ($1,100 after July 15) for foyer exhibits for chamber members, with the winner of the Best Booth contest receiving free registration for the 2018 expo. Non-members can purchase ballroom exhibit space for $1,100. Sponsorship opportunities are also available now. For $2,500, silver-level sponsors receive exposure in all marketing materials and programs, digital display advertising at the expo, preferred booth location with electricity and WIFI provided, and 10 guest admissions. Sponsors to date include: Naples Daily News, AVmedia Inc., Collier Seawall & Dock, First Florida Integrity Bank and Waste Management of Florida. Admission for expo guests will be $15 for chamber members in advance, $25 for members and others at the door. Admission fee includes event admission, heavy hors doeuvres and valet parking. Cash bar. For more information, call Jackie Woodring at 403-2909 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline nears for nominations for Excellence in Industry AwardsNominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Excellence in Industry Awards recognizing corporate and individual excellence in Collier County in five categories: Business Expansion Company to Watch Young Professional of the Year Heart of the Community Pillar Award All nominations must be received by June 16. The awards program is presented by Opportunity Naples, in coordination with the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Any company doing business in Collier County is eligible to apply. Nominations can be submitted by the companies themselves, their clients, their vendors and/or other individuals. Winner will be selected by a panel of judges representing past Excellence in Industry Awards winners and Opportunity Naples board members. The presentation ceremony is set for 4:306:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Hilton Naples.For nomination forms and information about sponsorship opportunities, call Kristi Bartlett at 403-2914 or send an email to Kristi@napleschamber.org. Even if you lack the talent of a Fred Astaire (and everybody else except Fred Astaire does, according to the critics) or you have the proverbial two left feet, instructors say, youre capable of finding just as much joy as the greatest American popular dancer or his favorite sidekick, Ginger Rogers. In Naples at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio on Pine Ridge Road, for example, two introductory lessons are only $40, and you dont need a partner if you dont have one in mind. Ron Domagala took such an opportunity in 2015 offered by the Naples studio directors, Irina Fedosova and Strahinja Lackovic, and it changed his life. My first lesson I was so nervous, the Naples resident recalls in a review of the experience. And for the first few lessons, every time he heard Ms. Fedorova approaching across the dance floor, I got butter flies in my stomach. But within 18 months hed won a top student award at a regional competition dancing with his instructor, Ms. Fedorova. The feeling of accomplishment was indescribable, he reports. Thats why many who take it up, keep it up, they say. In Palm Beach at the Paramount Ballroom, owner and former national champion Alec Lazo leads a program designed for everybody, but with a special emphasis on children. He calls it a no pressure dance studio (where) we specialize in teaching dance to singles, couples and children of all ages. Which may seem a paradox given the highpressure challenges of his career in the competitive Ballroom Dance Sport industry. His resume, not atypical among directors or instructors at any of these studios, includes such triumphs as U.S. Nine Dance Champion, U.S. Rising Star Latin Champion, U.S. Grand finalist and U.S. Rhythm finalist. The various forms and styles of dance are many, but sometimes broken into one of two categories: Rhythm and Smooth. The names of dances are themselves a kind of poetry, perhaps: Rhythm dancing includes the Salsa, Mambo, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Merengue, Rumba, Cha Cha, Samba, Bolero, Paso Doble and the Jive. Smooth, as one might imagine, consists of the Argentine Tango, the Foxtrot, the Tango, the Waltz, the Viennese Waltz and the Quickstep. For those beginning, those who have not danced in years or those who have a handicap, its possible for anyone to learn, says Ms. Rudenco. Free lessons and reduced-cost and introductory packages are part getting started, allowing new students to get the feel of it at little expense, she adds. Everybody learns differently, you may have natural talent or not. And that doesnt matter. Some people take a couple of lessons to get the basics, and some might take four or five. What if you want to be a good basic dancer in most social dance situations, including weddings or parties? Probably you need a year of basics, she says. You should know one slow dance and one fast. Plus, we teach you how to connect with a partner with any music, any partner, in a crowd or when its not too crowded. All of this can lead to peripheral businesses as well. In other words, its not only good for body and mind in the dancers, its good for the economy. At the Fred Astaire studio in Naples, We can assist you in your fundraising activities by providing gift certificates for your auctions, free lesson certificates for gift bags, or even providing the venue for your charity event. Not only that but theyll host a dance party, provide demonstrations, and even DJ parties. Studios do weddings that is, they teach brides, grooms, parents, sometimes entire wedding parties how to actually dance to the music of celebration theyll hear, rather than stumbling around on a dance floor making vaguely rhythmic motions with heads, arms, hips and legs while trying not to bump into each other. And for those who get into the competitive end of the dance world at Fred Astaire, for example, competitions are a way to hone the art and take pleasure clothing and accessories businesses are bustling satellites to the dance industry. At WE Design in Fort Myers, makers of dance clothing and costumes, owner Maryland Wigginton said she was too busy even to have a phone conversation about the work she does. Shes probably as much a part of the dance world as the music or the dancers themselves, which suggests Williams Butler Yeats was right in his famous poem, Among School Children. He wrote, O body swayed to music, O brightening glance,/ How can we know the dancer from the dance? RHYTHMFrom page 1FRED ASTAIRE DANCE STUDIO, FORT MYERS / COURTESY PHOTOElena and Andrei Rudenko.FRED ASTAIRE DANCE STUDIO, WEST PALM BEACH / COURTESY PHOTOBallroom dancers in West Palm Beach. Its good for your brain, your body, youre having a good time, its in a very positive environment, and everybody is helpful its a family. Elena Rudenco The Fred Astaire Dance Studio Fort Myers
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 BUSINESS B7 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.JERRY SMITH / JERRY SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY NETWORKINGLake Michigan Credit Union celebrates grand opening of Immokalee Road branch 1. Renee Gaddis, Don Bratt and Jan Lynass 2. Sara Hendrickson, David Cappuccilli and Blake Crawford 3. Rich Perron, Chas Hallan and Jan Lynass 4. Gale Schwartz, George Keys and Carol Keys 5. Vicki Helmer and Anne McLean 6. David Bogin, Sheri Murtack, Mark Riley, Jackie Trimble, Miranda Sharkey, Brian Giacomello and Marc Remington 7. Sandy and Tommy Jelinski 8. Connie Vestal, Jodi Wild Fong and Julie Hemmes 9. Dennis Egan, Gaby Saad and Raul Saad 10. Larry Joiner Linda Joiner, Ruthann McDermott and Anne Simeone 10 1 4 5 6 7 8 9 2 3
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VISIT WWW.DWANAPLES.COM FOR INFORMATION ON THESE AND OTHER MEDITERRA PROPERTIESDAVID WILLIAM AUSTON, PA MEDITERRA RESIDENT, GOLF MEMBER & REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTASSISTING IN OVER 125 CLOSED MEDITERRA TRANSACTIONS SINCE 2011 AMERIVEST REALTY | Of ce: 239.280.5433 Positano at Mediterra4,233 SQ FT | $2,299,000 Lucarno at Mediterra3,697 SQ FT | $1,550,000 Calabria at Mediterra2,873 SQ FT | $679,000 Bayshores at Vanderbilt Beach1,315 SQ FT | $1,125,000 REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERS Royal Shell Real Estate announces the following top producers for May: Naples Parkshore office Top listing and sales producer team, The Boeglin Team; top listings producer individual, John Aycock; and top sales producer individual, Pamela Olsen. Naples Fifth Avenue office Top listings and sales producer team, The Taranto Team; top listings producer individual, Katie Brady Rigsby; and top sales producer individual, Doug Haughey. Bonita Springs office Top listing producer team, Gulf Home Pros, Adams-Bateman Team; top listings and sales producer individual, Sue Ellen Mathers; and top sales producer team, The Lummis Team. Sanibel-Captiva office Top listing and sales producer team, The McMurray & Nette Team; top listings and sales producer individual, Tracy Walters. Fort Myers office Top listings producer team, The Yergens, Miller & Welsh Team; top listings producer individual, Patti Testa; top sales producer team, The Ricca/Mulino Team; and top sales producer individual, Cindy Roberts. Cape Coral office Top listings producer team, The Stoutenburgh Group; top sales producer team, Koffman & Associates; and top sales producer individual, Marc Wozny. Ave Maria Development reports 34 new home sales in May, keeping up with brisk sales totaling 135 so far this year. The towns three builders CC Homes, Del Webb and Pulte Homes continue to offer innovative home designs at an affordable price. This summer, buyers can save up to $15,000 on a new home purchase. CC Homes is offering up to $15,000 in kitchen upgrades in its Maple Ridge Reserve Community. Del Webb is offering up to $7,500 in designer upgrades in its active adult community, Del Webb Naples. And Pulte Homes is offering $5,000 in flex cash for buyers in Avalon Park and Emerson Park. The three builders have a total of 22 models open for tours in Ave Maria. At its build out, Ave Maria will include up to 11,000 residences and 1.7 million square feet of retail, office and business WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 | B9WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYREAL ESTATEThis detached villa on a quiet cul-desac has four bedrooms and 4 baths in more than 3,800 square feet of living area. Built in 2006, it was recently updated with popular coastal contemporary design features. The expansive, two-story high lanai has two separate, yet connected areas perfect for entertaining and relaxing: a rear lanai overlooking a lake, and a side courtyard lanai with the pool and rock waterfall spa. Interior features include French doors, designer cabinets, custom mirrors, Italian Carrera marble kitchen countertops and backsplash, new pendant lighting, filtered drinking water system, wine cooler and cathedral ceilings. David William Auston has the listing for $2,095,000. For more information or to arrange a showing, call 273-1375 or send an email to David@DWAnaples.com. House Hunting14902 Bellezza Lane SEE NEWSMAKERS, B12
RoyalShellSales.com | 239.213 EXCELLENC E Florida Locations: Bonita Springs/Ester o Naples/Marco Island, O North Carolina Locations: Ca s and Sapphire Vall e 1 2 0 1 G A L L E O N D R N A P L E S http://royalshell.me/galleondrive Extraordinary 5 BR, 6 BA Estate, Over 9,700 S.F. $ 1 3 9 7 5 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 2 0 0 6 7 D o n D e L u c a 2 3 9 2 1 3 9 1 0 0 OPEN DAILY 1:00PM 4:00PM PORT ROYALN A P L E S Timeless, 8 BR, 8 Full BA, 2 Powder BA Golf Course, Preserve w/Sunset Skies $ 7 9 5 0 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 5 0 5 0 3 0 9 T h e T a r a n t o T e a m 2 3 9 5 7 2 3 0 7 8 NEW PRICE ESTUARY AT GREY OAKSN A P L E S "Tranquility", a Contemporary Zen Design Over 9,000 S.F. Indoor/Outdoor Living Space $ 3 7 9 5 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 2 9 9 5 4 D o u g H a u g h e y 2 3 9 9 6 1 1 5 6 1 PARK SHORE N A P L E S 1-Story Mansion w/6,900 S.F. Under Air Impressive Curb Appeal $ 1 9 9 0 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 6 0 3 4 5 0 4 T h e T a r a n t o T e a m 2 3 9 5 7 2 3 0 7 8 NEW PRICE QUAIL WESTN A P L E S Prime Lakefront Location 3 BR + Den, Bonus Room, Brand New Home $ 1 5 9 9 0 0 0 C a l l f o r D e t a i l s T h e T a r a n t o T e a m 2 3 9 5 7 2 3 0 7 8 ISLES OF COLLIER PRESERVEN A P L E S 3 BR + Den, 3 Full BA, 2 Half BA, 3,557 S.F. Custom Built Home w/Every Luxury Detail $ 1 4 9 9 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 6 0 6 2 2 1 8 C o n n i e L u m m i s T h e L u m m i s T e a m 2 3 9 2 8 9 3 5 4 3 TALIS PARK N A P L E S 4 BR, 4 BA, 1 Acre, Highly Sought After Commercial Size Pool & Infinity Edge Spa $ 1 0 4 9 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 6 0 5 4 3 7 1 D o u g H a u g h e y 2 3 9 9 6 1 1 5 6 1 NEW PRICE FOUR SEASONSN A P L E S Lakefront Home w/Upgrades Galore Pool & Spa, Equipped Summer Kitchen $ 9 9 9 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 3 1 4 3 8 T h e T a r a n t o T e a m 2 3 9 5 7 2 3 0 7 8 ISLES OF COLLIER PRESERVEN A P L E S 3 Bedroom + Study, 4 Bathroom Home Porcelain Tile, Granite & Marble Countertops $ 9 3 7 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 6 0 7 8 2 0 7 Z a c h F i s c h e r 2 3 9 7 7 7 7 5 0 0 AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUBB O N I T A 19th Floor, Open Floor Plan, 3 BR, 3 BA SW Exposure, View of Gulf, Bay & Golf Course $ 8 9 9 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 6 0 5 7 3 7 0 C o n n i e L u m m i s T h e L u m m i s T e a m 2 3 9 2 8 9 3 5 4 3 BONITA BAY N A P L E S 3 BR + Den, 2.5 BA Townhome 1-Car Garage, Wood Flooring $ 6 3 5 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 6 0 7 9 4 5 1 V i t o B a u e r 2 3 9 7 7 7 7 0 8 0 PELICAN BAY6 8 2 7 D E L M A R T E R N A P L E S Large 1-Story, 3 BR + Den Very Close to the Clubhouse $ 5 7 9 9 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 3 6 4 5 6 P a t t i F o r t u n e 2 3 9 2 7 2 8 4 9 4 NEW LIstINg OPEN 6/11 1:00PM 4:00PM MARBELLA LAKESB O N I T A Furnished, Remodeled 3 BR, 3 BA on Lake High-End Appliances, Granite, Custom Cabinets $ 5 7 5 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 1 9 5 3 8 L i n d a R a m s e y 2 3 9 4 0 5 3 0 5 4 BONITA BAY2 5 9 6 1 N E S T I N G C T # 1 0 1 B O N I T A Unobstructed Lake, Golf & Preserve Views Glassed-In Lanai, 3 BR, 2.5 BA, 2-Car Garage $ 5 4 9 9 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 2 7 3 8 3 C a t h y L i e b e r m a n & C i n d y R e i f f 2 3 9 7 7 7 2 4 4 1 OPEN 6/11 1:00PM 4:00PM BONITA BAY N A P L E S Upstairs, Turnkey 3 BR + Den, 3 BA Beautiful Views of Fountain & Water $ 4 6 9 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 2 8 2 9 5 S t e v e S u d d e t h & J e n n N i c o l a i 2 3 9 7 8 4 0 6 9 3 HAWKSRIDGE COACH HOMEN A P L E S Resort Style Living, 2 BR, 2 BA, Turnkey 5 Minute Walk to 5th Ave. $ 4 5 9 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 3 3 4 8 6 R o g e r S t e n i n g 2 3 9 7 7 0 4 7 0 7 NAPLES BAY RESORTN A P L E S Totally Remodeled 1st Floor Unit All New Appliances Throughout $ 4 2 5 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 2 7 2 4 4 L i z A p p l i n g 2 3 9 2 7 2 7 2 0 1 BORDEAUX CLUB7 5 7 3 C I T R U S H I L L L N N A P L E S Centrally Located, "A" Rated School District Greatly Maintained Community, Low Fees $ 4 1 9 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 0 3 0 1 3 D o d o n a & O r n e l a T h e R o b o c i T e a m 2 3 9 7 7 6 8 1 2 3 OPEN 6/11 1:00PM 4:00PM THE ORCHARDS B O N I T A 3 BR, 2 BA, 1-Car Garage Peaceful Long Westerly Preserve View $ 3 6 7 5 0 0 M L S 2 1 6 0 7 8 5 0 5 B o b F a g a n T h e F a g a n T e a m 2 3 9 2 7 2 3 0 0 6 PELICAN LANDINGE S T E R O 3 BR, 2 BA, 1-Car Garage, 1,706 S.F. Private Lake & Fountain View $ 3 2 7 5 0 0 M L S 2 1 6 0 5 5 0 6 6 C o r y e R e i t e r T h e L u m m i s T e a m 2 3 9 2 7 3 3 7 2 2 COCONUT POINTB O N I T A Spacious 4 BR, 2 BA, 2nd Floor Condo 1,841 S.F. Under Air, 1-Car Attached Garage $ 2 8 9 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 6 0 3 1 5 0 3 S u e E l l e n M a t h e r s 2 3 9 8 7 7 2 7 2 6 SERRANOB O N I T A Water View with Southern Exposure Like a Single Family Home $ 2 7 9 9 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 1 1 6 5 8 D e b A d a m s B a t e m a n 2 3 9 2 7 3 4 8 2 4 HAWTHORNE
.9100 | RoyalShellRentals.com E o Cape Coral, Captiva Island, Fort Myers, cala and Sanibel Island s hiers/Lake Glenville, Highlands e y/Lake Toxaway N A P L E S West of 41, 4 BR, 6 BA Home Wine Room, Walk-In Pantry, 2-Dishwashers $ 3 4 5 0 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 3 1 3 8 6 T h e T a r a n t o T e a m 2 3 9 5 7 2 3 0 7 8 MOORINGSN A P L E S Immediate Golf Membership Available Long Fairway Views $ 2 7 9 5 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 0 4 9 2 8 D r u & G r e g M a r t i n o v i c h 2 3 9 3 2 5 3 5 0 5 MEDITERRAN A P L E S A Singular Opportunity at Venetian Villas Bay, Dock, 2-Car Garage $ 1 9 9 5 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 0 6 6 6 7 S t e v e S u d d e t h & J e n n N i c o l a i 2 3 9 7 8 4 0 6 9 3 NEW PRICE PARK SHORE N A P L E S 2-Story Victorian Charmer w/Refreshed Look Front Porch, Wraparound Balconies $ 1 4 9 9 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 6 0 6 6 0 9 4 T h e T a r a n t o T e a m 2 3 9 5 7 2 3 0 7 8 HEMINGWAY PLACEN A P L E S Remote Key West Home w/Garden Area Exceptionally Large & Newer Style MBR $ 1 1 9 9 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 2 3 9 0 9 J o h n A y c o c k 2 3 9 7 7 7 9 8 9 8 MOORINGSN A P L E S Elegant Brick Home w/Circular Drive Spectacular Lake & Golf Views $ 1 1 2 5 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 0 9 4 8 5 M i k e F a g a n T h e F a g a n T e a m 2 3 9 3 4 0 5 4 5 5 NEW PRICE AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB 1 0 3 7 0 P L U M B A G O P O I N T E D R E S T E R O 4 BR, 3 BA, 2,765 S.F., Heated Pool/Spa Southern Facing Lanai, Lounging Pool Area $ 7 4 9 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 1 1 3 2 7 G r e g L e w i s T h e L e w i s T e a m 2 3 9 2 8 7 1 1 5 8 OPEN 6/11 1:00PM 4:00PM SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS6 5 6 1 M A R B E L L A L N N A P L E S 6 Bedrooms + Den, 5 Bathrooms Private Yard w/Salt Water Pool $ 7 3 9 9 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 0 3 8 9 9 P a t t i F o r t u n e 2 3 9 2 7 2 8 4 9 4 NEW PRICE OPEN 6/11 1:00PM 4:00PM MARBELLA LAKESB O N I T A Best Value in Bonita Lakes Beautiful Wooded View $ 7 3 5 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 1 3 1 7 3 J o y G u g l i u z z a T e a m L a V i t a 2 3 9 6 0 0 0 9 0 0 BONITA LAKESN A P L E S Totally Remodeled, 3 BR, 2 BA Condo On the Bay Across from the Beach $ 6 4 9 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 2 6 3 0 1 L i z A p p l i n g 2 3 9 2 7 2 7 2 0 1 MOORINGS N A P L E S 2-Story, 4 BR, 3 BA Home Cathedral Ceiling, Loft & Den $ 5 3 9 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 6 0 6 0 2 3 5 T h e T a r a n t o T e a m 2 3 9 5 7 2 3 0 7 8 NEW PRICE LELY RESORT9 0 8 3 F A L L I N G L E A F D R E S T E R O Beautiful 3 BR, 3 BA Home Stunning & Upgraded Kitchen $ 5 3 9 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 1 8 3 4 1 D r u & G r e g M a r t i n o v i c h 2 3 9 3 2 5 3 5 0 5 OPEN 6/11 1:00PM 4:00PM SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKSE S T E R O Spectacular Wide South Lake Views All New Kitchen Appliances $ 5 3 9 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 3 3 3 1 4 G a r y R y a n 2 3 9 2 7 3 6 7 9 6 SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS9 8 3 2 A L H A M B R A L N B O N I T A Lovely 3 BR + Den 2 BA Pool Home Located in Quiet, Peaceful Setting $ 4 9 5 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 3 6 4 9 5 J i m G r i f f i t h T h e B o e g l i n T e a m 2 3 9 3 2 2 2 4 0 9 NEW LIstINg OPEN 6/11 1:00PM 4:00PM SPANISH WELLS 3 2 3 5 P O T O M A C C T N A P L E S 4 BR + Den, 3 BA w/Gorgeous Lake Views Oversized Pool & Patio Overlooks Lake $ 4 1 2 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 0 8 3 0 7 D o d o n a & O r n e l a T h e R o b o c i T e a m 2 3 9 7 7 6 8 1 2 3 OPEN 6/11 1:00PM 4:00PM WATERWAYSE S T E R O Private Elevator & Furnished 3 BR, 2.5 BA, 2-Car Garage $ 3 9 9 9 9 9 M L S 2 1 7 0 1 3 7 9 5 J a m i e L i e n h a r d t 2 3 9 5 6 5 4 2 6 8 MEADOWS OF ESTEROB O N I T A 1st Floor, Well Maintained, 3 BR, 2 BA Condo Enjoy Golf Course Views from Screened Lanai $ 3 9 8 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 2 7 2 6 3 L a r r y B e l l 2 3 9 9 1 9 4 4 0 4 PELICAN LANDINGN A P L E S Beautiful Water View Newer SS Appliances, A/C & Water Heater $ 3 7 0 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 1 8 4 6 4 S t e v e S u d d e t h & J e n n N i c o l a i 2 3 9 7 8 4 0 6 9 3 COLONY AT HAWKSRIDGE 1 H I G H P O I N T C I R # 5 0 5 N A P L E S A Golfer's Dream Come True Amenities: Golf, Tennis, Exercise Room $ 2 4 9 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 2 3 1 2 9 M a r k S e m e r a r o 2 3 9 3 7 0 2 4 5 5 OPEN 6/10 & 6/11 1:00PM 4:00PM HIGH POINT COUNTRY CLUB9 8 6 0 C O S T A M E S A L N # 5 0 1 B O N I T A 3 BR, 2 BA, 1st Floor Condo, 1-Car Garage Lake & Golf Course Views $ 2 1 5 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 3 3 4 4 2 J i m G r i f f i t h T h e B o e g l i n T e a m 2 3 9 3 2 2 2 4 0 9 OPEN 6/11 1:00PM 4:00PM SPANISH WELLSE S T E R O 2 BR, 2 BA, 2-Car Garage, Gated HOA $188/Month $ 2 0 2 9 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 0 7 8 2 8 C o l l e e n Y e r g e n s 2 3 9 8 4 1 0 5 5 9 NEW PRICE ISLAND CLUBN A P L E S Tropical Oasis, Expansive Lake Views Turnkey with Quality Furnishings $ 1 8 5 0 0 0 M L S 2 1 7 0 2 1 0 8 0 L i z B i s w u r m 2 3 9 3 7 0 0 3 1 2 DEAUVILLE LAKE CLUB
park uses in its 4,000 acres. Entrance to the community is at the intersection of Oil Well and Camp Keais roads in eastern Collier County. Take Exit 111 from I-75 and follow the signs east. For more information, call 352-3903 or visit www. avemaria.com. Representatives of Pelican 1 Owner LLC recently celebrated the groundbreaking for Mystique, the newest ultra-luxury high-rise in Pelican Bay. The LLC is an equal partnership between an affiliate of the global investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP and an affiliate of the Gulf Bay Group of Companies. Miami-based Coastal Construction is the general contractor for the project. Situated on one of only two remaining zoned developable land parcels in Naples between The Ritz-Carlton on the beach and Port Royal, the 20-story Mystique offers 68 estate and four penthouse residences. There are also nine Jardin residences. Mystiques building amenities include a 24-hour staffed front desk with a monitored video/electronic closed circuit surveillance system, surveillance cameras at all owner entry accesses and a two-level parking garage with controlled access. Residents also will enjoy the amenities of Pelican Bay, including private beachfront dining, extensive walking and biking trails, chauffeured tram service and private access to nearly three miles of Gulf of Mexico beaches. Estate residences at Mystique range from 4,003 to 5,280 square feet of airconditioned living space and are priced from over $3 million to over $7 million. Jardin residences offer 1,370 to 2,396 air-conditioned square feet and range in price from $1.2 million to $2.2 million. Mystiques four expansive penthouse residences, priced from $8 million, have been sold. Premier Sothebys International Realty is the exclusive listing agent for Mystique. For more information, stop by the sales center at 6885 Pelican Bay Blvd., call 598-9900 or visit www.MystiquePelicanBay.com. Premiere Plus Realty Co. and Orchid Realty Group Inc. have joined forces to work together in the Premiere Plus office headed by Broker Kevin Jarrett at 3409 Pelican Landing Parkway in Bonita Springs. Jennifer Springer is president of Orchid Realty Group. Premiere Plus originated in Minnesota and employs more than 1,100 real estate agents in offices from Marco Island to Cape Coral. The agency is a member of the Bonita Springs-Estero, Greater Tampa, Miami, Naples, Marco Island and Royal Palm Coast boards of Realtors. B12 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Sue@SueMyhelic.com SueMyhelic.com Huntington Lake $284,900 2 Master Bedrooms, plus den/of ce, separate dining, breakfast bar, eat-in kitchen & more! See it today! Kings Lake $397,0003BR, 2BA pool home. Quartz counters & new S.S. appliances, new A/C & newly resurfaced pool. Verona Walk $549,0003BR, 2.5BA plus den, pool/spa home. Outdoor kitchen, wine cooler, Koa hardwood ooring, built-ins & more! ENJOY A LITTLE BIT OF PARADISE! JUST GORGEOUS! A GREAT FAMILY HOME! 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 email@example.com MARK MARAN239.777.3301 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 NEWSMAKERSFrom page 9COURTESY PHOTOSAt the groundbreaking for Mystique in Pelican Bay: Don Campbell, St. Laurent board member; John Chandler, Pelican Bay Foundation board of directors chair; Michel Galmot, St. Pierre board member; Tim Corcoran, Pelican Bay Foundation board of directors; Collier County Commissioner Penny Taylor; Jim Hoppensteadt, Pelican Bay Foundation president; Aubrey Ferrao, Gulf Bay Group of Companies president; Collier County Commissioner Andy Solis; Trenton Waterhouse, Pelican Bay Foundation board of directors; and Joseph Parisi, Gulf Bay Group of Companies.COURTESY PHOTOOrchid Realty Group Inc.: Brooke Pearson, Scott Hansen, Jessica DiTomaso, Keri Abed, Jennifer Springer-Rinden, Marty Pecoraro, Christine Pecoraro, Alec Emery, Alexandra Frost and Kelly Luck. Not pictured: Jenette Diaz and Kristi Kuhn. A birds eye view of Ave Maria.
Several low-HOA communities in Lely host a parade of open homes from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 11. Condominiums, villas and single-family homes will be open in Lely Golf Estates, Lely Country Club, Treasure Point and more. Follow the signs from U.S. 41 East or Rattlesnake Hammock Road to St. Andrews Boulevard. Pick up maps and materials at 223 Pine Valley Circle. Parade of open homes sponsors include The Arlington, Hughes Exterminators, Heights Title, Twin Palms Inspections, Pressure Washing Brothers and Lake Michigan Credit Union. For more information, call 776-8737. Ashton Woods has more than a dozen move-in ready homes available at Fiddlers Creek and Naples Reserve. The builder also has single-family homes featuring brand new floor plans under construction in both master-planned communities. Six homes are ready for occupancy in the Marsh Cove village of Fiddlers Creek. They range from about 2,600 square feet to more than 4,600 square feet. Pricing starts in the low $900,000s. The entrance to Fiddlers Creek is off Collier Boulevard on the way to Marco Island. Community amenities include the 54,000-square-foot Club & Spa at Fiddlers Creek, a swimming complex, tennis courts and casual and fine dining restaurants. Homeowners can enjoy championship golf by joining The Golf Club at Fiddlers Creek and can experience a beach and boating lifestyle by joining The Tarpon Club with a fullservice marina and a beach pavilion at the Marco Beach Ocean Resort. In Naples Reserve, Ashton Woods has seven move-in ready homes available in the Egret Landing, Savannah Lakes and Sparrow Cay neighborhoods. The residences range from approximately 2,200 square feet to more than 3,500 square feet and are priced from the $500,000s. Midway between downtown Naples and Marco Island along the U.S. 41 East/Collier Boulevard corridor, Naples Reserve is a 688-acre community. The Island Club at Naples Reserve offers a resort-style pool with cabanas, lakefront beach and pavilion with an open-air tiki hut bar, light fare indoor/outdoor dining, beach volleyball courts and a fitness center. For more information about the builder and its homes in Fiddlers Creek and Naples Reserve, visit www.ashtonwoods.com/naples. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 B13 REAL ESTATE FOR SALEBID DEADLINE: JULY 13 For Additional Information, Please Call or Visit our Website:855.755.2300 HilcoRealEstate.comHilco Real Estate, LLC in cooperation with Maximo Rodriguez FL Broker #3021520Note: The above information is subject to inspection and verication by all parties who are relying on it to formulate a bid. No liability for its inaccuracy, errors, omissions, is assumed by the Seller or its agents. FULLY ENTITLED 100+ ACRESAPPROVED FOR 550 MULTI-FAMILY UNITSDel Prado Blvd N, North Fort Myers, FL 33917Minutes from The Shoppes of Del Prado (Publix & Walgreens) & Numerous Golf Courses MOTIVATED SELLER PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS: Secured permits in place Shovel ready for 22-unit building type Access point approved along Del Prado Boulevard Zoning allows for exibility in the site planPermits Include: Lee County Development Order, South Florida Water Management District Environmental Resource Permit (SFWMD ERP), SFWMD Water Use Permit, Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) Nationwide Permit, and others. Richard DrosteSales Associate239.email@example.comJacki Strategos, P.A. Sales Associate, GRI, CREN firstname.lastname@example.org premiersothebysrealty.comSothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each oce is independently owned and operated. RESORT STYLE COMMUNITYGreenlinks #223 $219,000 All the beauty of Lely Resort, amazing amenities in this small community, take advantage of rental opportunities or simply live in the lifestyle. 2 BR/2 BA +den. NEW TO MARKET480 Worthington St. $485,000 Delightful Florida Style home w/numerous updates. 3 BR/2.5 BA +den. Vastly open living area, 2 decks, fenced in back yard, indoor pool/spa. Must see to appreciate the extras. DIRECT ACCESS WATERWAY1830 Menorca Court $798,000 The curb appeal draws you in, the amazing room sizes & many windows & sliders with oozing sunlight cheers you up. 3 BR/2 BA, formal dining room, separate eating area o kitchen. Hurricane protection. OFFERED FURNISHEDGlen Eagles $174,900 Not many opportunities to live in Naples at this price point in a very charming area & central location. Spacious 2nd oor unit with eat-in kitchen, laundry room in unit. 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1 2BAY COLONY 8751 La Palma Lane Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 217023356 $3,295,000 BAY COLONY Toscana #1203 Leah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 Web ID 216063773 $2,150,000 BAY COLONY 7855 Vizcaya WayBarbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.216.1973Web ID 217022238 $3,400,0001 2 3 PORT ROYAL 4 3 52080 Gordon Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 217017299 $3,995,000 4090 Cutlass Lane Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 216066064 $10,900,000 2750 Treasure Lane Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216072570 $4,295,000 3200 Gordon Drive Lisa Tashjian 239.259.7024 Web ID 217001730 $5,995,000 475 Galleon Drive Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 216075346 $4,250,0001 2 3 4 5661 Portside Drive Hunter Hansen 239.300.8800 Web ID HANS052517IHE $4,150,000 3020 Crayton Road Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 217023654 $3,495,000 Lions Gate #101 Patrick/Phyllis ODonnell 239.250.3360 Web ID TURN053117IHE $1,795,000 284 Banyan Boulevard Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID YADU060117IHE $3,300,000 Cloisters #303 Ryan Nordyke 239.776.9390 Web ID 217021875 $1,450,0001 2 3 4 5 1 3 4 5 2 THE MOORINGS // COQUINA SANDS PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM Bay Harbor Fred Wagner#35on the REAL Trends 500 by sales volume, 2017NATIONALLY RANKEDFEATURED LISTINGS 2 3 1
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B18 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Pkwy. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$200,000 >$300,000 >$500,000 >$600,000 >$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 37
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY | SECTION CWWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM A fond farewellHumane Society Naples wishes Michael Simonik the best, and more to-dos around town. C24-27 INSIDEWEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017Spirits lining up for Saturday psychic fair BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.comThe human condition practically begs us all to struggle at least occasionally with questions like: Who am I? What am I doing here? Do I have a clear view of whats going on around me? Some answers to such questions might become apparent for those who attend the Spirits Row Psychic Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at Unity Church of Bonita Springs. Organizer Noreen, a medium who says her psychic hygiene requires that she not use her last name, has contracted the services of numerous psychics, mediums, spiritual counselors and healers to conduct readings. Several vendors will have various spiritual/healing/holistic items for sale. We asked Noreen and two other participants to tell us about their abilities and the services they will offer at the fair. Entry is $5, and readings are priced separately.Noreen, psychic mediumAs a fourth-generation psychic, Noreen said she and her knowing relatives didnt have to be told things in order to know they were happening. It was only when she left home that she realized not everyone has the same gift. She describes that gift as the ability to read peoples energy so she can receive messages from the universe directed at those people. In essence, Noreen acts as a liaison. It could be past loved ones, it could be their angels or it could be directly from the universe, she said. Theyre sending messages and then its up to me Whatever happened?Could Lab Theaters parody of a classic horror film be the next cult classic? C3 Dave Mason ready to rock in Bonita SpringsBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com AVE MASON IS THE zelig of rock and roll. Over his career, hes performed with some of the biggest names and been part of some of the iconic moments in rock history. The singer/guitarist was a founding member of Traffic in the late s and wrote its biggest hit, Hole in My Shoe, which reached No. 2 in the UK. He also wrote Feelin Alright and went on to have a healthy solo career, hitting the charts with songs such as We Just Disagree (written by SEE ALRIGHT, C4 DSEE SPIRITS, C18 CHRIS JENSON / COURTESY PHOTO 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 | 239.262.4242Cuisine NewsIvan Seligman does The Dish at Sam-Bucco Bistro, and more food and dining tidbits. C28-31 NOREEN
C2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 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 WRITERSA hot-headed villain isnt all that puts Stone Barrington to the test Fast & Loose by Stuart Woods. Putnam. 368 pages. Hardcover, $28. This is the 51st Stone Barrington novel, but whos counting? Stuart Woods is a nonstop thriller writer whose titles spend a lot of time on the bestseller lists. This one will probably join the previous 50. He has a great formula and a great leading character. He fascinates us with the lifestyle of wealthy and sometimes beautiful people. When Stones exotic cruising yawl is hit by another boat during a fogbound return to the dock in Maine, he ends up coming to consciousness on the yacht of the Carlsson family. Hes entranced by the stunning Dr. Marisa Carlsson and impressed by her father, Dr. Paul Carlsson, head of the prestigious Carlsson Clinic. The accident springs into a series of opportunities and confrontations that wind through the novel while holding it together. The romance between Stone and Marisa is one satisfying part of it. Another is Stones inevitable involvement in helping the Carlssons overcome an unfriendly takeover that became even less friendly when the man who was orchestrating it died and his authority in St. Clair Enterprises was taken over, illegally, by a ruthless schemer named Erik Macher. ExCIA, Macher had bribed the companys lawyer to create a fraudulent will naming himself as Christian St. Claires successor. And Macher wants to control the Carlsson familys medical business. The battle of wits and resources makes for a suspenseful series of high-flying episodes filled with action much of it violent. It takes us to the upper stratosphere of money and influence, a world in which connections are everything and Stone has all anyone would need. A retired veteran of the police force, he hangs his private law shingle within a larger big law firm in which he is partnered, so he controls plenty of legal clout. He is best friends with the always available head of the NYC police force, Dino Bacchetti, which helps to no end. Such connections give Stone instant access to background searches that reveal Machers tainted history. Stone is also a principal in a highpowered security firm that plays an important part in protecting the Carlssons, among other duties. Stone has connections everywhere, even the White House. While the battle rages to destroy Machers schemes, readers become eavesdroppers in a world of private planes, enormous and fashionable dwellings, supercars, executive suites that could run small nations, the best restaurants and, well, pretty much the best of everything. And almost everyone is so relaxed about it, so cool, so at home in this rarified world even those who were not born to it. Macher is not cool. Hes superheated, and that insures his downfall and the readers delight. His egocentricity and short temper help to bring him down. However, while the game is on, he proves to be a shrewd and formidable adversary. Its delightful to see him fuming and fretting and yet coming up with moves and countermoves against team Barrington. Marisa is hot and cool. A dedicated physician, she admits to her Swedish propensities with respect to sexual freedom and fulfillment. She is neither troubled nor embarrassed by her promiscuity. In fact, she wears it proudly for those who can understand the rewards and adjust their expectations. Stone has a bit of trouble finding his balance with Marisa, and its fun to watch him become somewhat perplexed, but hes a big boy. Mr. Woods gives his abundant number of second-rank characters Stones friends and business associates, his secretary, his butler-chauffer vivid, distinctive personalities. And so it is with those characters who are in league with Macher. A master of his genre, Mr. Woods is a seasoned pro who satisfies over and over again.About the authorStuart Woods is the author of more than 60 novels. A native of Georgia, he began his writing career in the advertising industry. Chiefs, his debut novel in 1981, won the Edgar Award, and he received Frances Prix de Literature Policiere for Imperfect Strangers. An avid sailor and pilot, he lives in Florida, Maine and New Mexico. His next Stone Barrington outing, Indecent Exposure, will be out soon. 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. WOODS A m a t f w philJASONphiljreviews@gmail.com
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 C3 NAPLES ARTASSOCIATION 585 Park Street, Naples 34102 | 239.262.6517 | NaplesArt.orgDRINK IN THE CREATIVE POSSIBILITIES Take a class, raise your glass, and create something fabulous. THURSDAY EVENINGS $50/Class June 29 July 27 August 31Art, Drink and Be Merry 6:00 9:00 pm Wire Wrapped Jewelry 6:00 9:00 pm Parody of classic Baby Jane to be staged by Lab Theater BY TOM HALLFlorida Weekly CorrespondentIn 1917, Baby Jane is a self-centered, blond, blue-eyed child star. Her sister, Blanche, isnt anything. But within a few years, Blanche becomes a bona fide film actress. Known as the Queen of the Hollywood melodrama, she outshines her sister in every way. As Blanches career skyrockets, vaudeville fizzles out and Jane is left behind. But then, Blanches career comes crashing to an end when shes paralyzed from the waist down in a freak car accident. Forgotten by their adoring fans and fellow actors, the sisters have no one left except each other. Fast forward 30 years to 1962. Jane and Blanche are living together in Blanches mansion. Blanche is managing the estate as best she can, but Jane has descended into alcoholism and sadism. She now serves not only as Blanches caretaker, but as her tormenter as well. When Blanche informs Jane she plans to sell the house, all hell really breaks loose. This is the plot of the classic film Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? But Lab Theater isnt merely reviving it. The company is producing Dale Guzmans parody of it. More to the point, Lab Theater has cast men in the roles made famous by Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. Neapolitan Randy Jones stars as Jane, and Rob Green plays Blanche. Joining them are Patrick Erhardt as Mrs. Bates, Jack Weld as Edwin Bates and Kayleigh OConnell as Elvira. Also appearing in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane: A Parody of the Horror are Steven Coe, Cindi Heimberg, Patrick Rogers, Eren Sisk, Holly Hagan and Yancy de la Roz as Little Jane. Whether you are new to Baby Jane or a long-standing devotee, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane: A Parody of the Horror has all the earmarks of a new cult classic one designed to shed light on the real life horror faced by the legion of childhood actors left woefully behind by the film and television industries. Randy Jones, left, plays Jane and Rob Green plays Blanche in the Lab Theater production. Whatever Happened to Baby Jane: A Parody of the Horror>> Who: Laboratory Theater of Florida >> When: 8 p.m. June 16,-17, 23-24 and 30 and July 1, 7, 8, 14-15. 2 p.m. July 2 and 9 >> Where: 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers >> Tickets: $23 for adults, $20 for seniors/ military, $10 for students >> Info: 218-0481 or www.LaboratoryTheaterFlorida.com
C4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYJim Krueger) and Only You Know and I Know (which became a No. 2 hit for Delaney & Bonnie). He was one of the friends on the Delaney & Bonnie and Friends album and tour, and he also appeared on albums by Jimi Hendrix (Electric Ladyland), George Harrison (All Things Must Pass), The Rolling Stones (Beggars Banquet) and Derek and the Dominos (Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs), to name a few. His fellow musicians returned the favor. Stevie Wonder played harmonica on his song The Lonely One. He had the same engineer as I did, Mr. Mason says, noting that Mr. Wonder was recording his iconic Innervisions at the time. They were recording him, and wed cross paths from time to time. I said to him, I have this one song, how would you feel about playing harmonica on it? And he said, Sure. The same thing happened with Michael Jackson. I was recording in one studio and he was recording in another, Mr. Mason recalls. He was on break when I needed someone to sing a high part on a song called Save Me. So I went and asked him. Mr. Jackson told Mr. Mason that when he was 12 years old he sang Feelin Alright on a TV special with Diana Ross. So, the King of Pop happily added his voice to Mr. Masons Save Me. Not many people realize Mr. Mason wrote Feelin Alright, he says, and hes OK with that. More than 50 musicians and groups have covered it everyone from Three Dog Night to Grand Funk Railroad to Isaac Hayes. Probably the best-known cover is Joe Cockers. Thats the version most often used in movies or commercials, Mr. Mason says. Most people think its an upbeat song, but when he wrote it, the title originally had a question mark at the end. Feelin Alright? is not a positive song, he says. Its not about feeling good, he explains. Its a question: Are you feeling alright? Im not feeling too good, actually. Hell perform Feelin Alright as part of his show Saturday, June 10, at the Southwest Florida Event Center (formerly the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center) in Bonita Springs. Dubbing it the Alone Together Again tour, he and his band will perform all the songs from his Alone Together album. But they wont do the numbers back-toback or in the same sequence as they appeared on vinyl. I tried that earlier in the year, and though it works on an album, playing it that way live just doesnt seem to work out as well, he says. The other point about it is, there are only eight songs on the album, so if the show was just about doing that album, itd be a very short show. We do all the songs, but I space them out with my stuff from my solo work and also stuff from Traffic. I have a great band, he says. We are fully rocking, thats for sure. (The band consists of Johnne Sambataro on guitar/ vocals, Alvino Bennett on drums and Tony Patler on keyboard/vocals.) An interesting journeyNow 71 years old, Mr. Mason fell in love with rock and roll when he was in his early teens, growing up in rural England. It was the style of music that was happening, and we just got turned on to it, he says. Mostly it was about the guitar for me. I was into a lot of instrumental bands. And then I had to learn to sing, otherwise I wouldnt get bookings. You had to learn the current hits. He has no formal education in music. I just decided very young, Im going to do this, he says. Most of it was just: Im doing this, come hell or high water. And I was one of the lucky ones that made it. One of his favorite bands was The Shadows, a four-man group who played instrumentals and became Cliff Richards backup band. Their hits included Apache, Wonderful Land and KonTiki. He also loved The Ventures and Duane Eddy. Anything with a guitar, he says. And then as I got more and more into it, my musical taste broadened into all kinds of stuff: jazz, classical, gospel, blues everything. It was when he was a road manager for the Spencer Davis Group that he co-formed Traffic with Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood. Their 1967 debut album, Dear Mr. Fantasy, is considered one of the iconic psychedelic albums of the era, and the group was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. Mr. Masons sound was originally very trippy and whimsical. In addition to guitar, he played the sitar. I havent played a sitar in, God, nearly 50 years, he says, adding, I couldnt even sit in that position any more. He describes the first song he ever wrote, Hole in My Shoe, as kind of like a nursery rhyme. After that, I thought I have to start writing about more things about life. Then I made a point of trying to write something that was timeless rather than dated. Traffic was known for mixing up rock with jazz and soul; their live albums contain long, extensive jams. Mr. Masons relationship with Traffic was off and on, as he left the group, then rejoined them, then left again. In 1968 he played 12-string acoustic guitar on Jimi Hendrixs version of All Along the Watchtower and sang backup on Crosstown Traffic. I got to know Hendrix when we were in London, Mr. Mason says. I just met him one night in a club, struck up a conversation. He was a fan of Traffic. I just spent some time hanging out with him, and then I got in the studio with him. In addition to All Along the Watchtower and Crosstown Traffic there were other cuts where I played bass and sitar, but I have no idea what happened to them. Mr. Mason eventually came to America and played guitar with Delaney & Bonnie, the husband-and-wife duo that had a No. 2 hit with their cover of his Only You Know and I Know. When the couple toured as Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, Mr. Mason was part of the band, along with Eric Clapton, George Harrison and Leon Russell. We opened for a lot of Blind Faith shows, he recalls. Thats when Eric (Clapton) got to meet all these musicians. And (that led to) the album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, by Derek and the Dominos. Mr. Mason was invited to be part of Joe Cockers Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour, but decided not to go. It was a little too crazy for me, he says. A little too out there for me at the time.But he built a name for himself as a solo artist and had hits with songs such as Only You Know and I Know, Shouldnt Have Took More Than You Gave and We Just Disagree. His debut solo album was the 1970 Alone Together. Looking back on his long career, he wouldnt change a thing, he says. Well, if I could do anything differently, I probably wouldve paid more attention to keeping my money, and not been so cavalier, he says. That would be my only thing. Otherwise, its been an interesting journey. He sees himself in the fourth quarter of life. When Im on stage, Im happy to be here. Im happy to be anywhere, he says. Having already performed with so many musicians, is there anyone on his bucket list hed like to share a stage with? Id love to do something with Bonnie Raitt, he says. Not that it would ever happen. Nothings impossible. I just dont know if its probable. And, he says, It would be nice before its all over, to go out and do a Traffic reunion with (Steve) Winwood. There are only two of us left. We were one of the original alternative bands, I think, he says. Thats how I would categorize it. ALRIGHTFrom page 1 Alone Together Again>> Who: Dave Mason >> When: 8 p.m. Saturday, June 10 >> Where: Southwest Florida Event Center, 11515 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs >> Cost: $68, $58, $44, plus tax and fees >> Info: 245-9910 or Boxof ce@sw oridaeventcenter.com CHRIS JENSON / COURTESY PHOTODave Mason and his band for the Alone Together Again tour. COURTESY PHOTODave Mason in 1974.
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C6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYTHEATERRapunzel By Broadway Palm Childrens Theatre through June 23. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com. Clue: The Musical By Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through June 24. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 2784422 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. Whatever Happened To Baby Jane: A Parody Of The Horror By Laboratory Theater of Florida June 16-July 15. 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. 218-0481 or www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com. See story on page C3. Aladdin Jr. By students in Gulfshore Playhouses STAR Academy summer camp at 7 p.m. June 23 at The Norris Center. 261-7529 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org.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.Into the Woods By students in Gulfshore Playhouses STAR Academy summer camp at 4 and 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at The Norris Center. 261-7529 or www. gulfshoreplayhouse.org.THURSDAY6.8Free Film Naples Regional Library screens the Academy Award-winning La La Land (2016) at 2 p.m. A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. Free. 650 Central Ave. 262-4130 or www.colllierlibrary.org. FRIDAY6.9Hot Summer Nights Make a splash when the Collier County Sheriffs Office hosts fun, free family activities from 6-9 p.m. at Sun-N-Fun Lagoon. 15000 Livingston Road. 774-4434 or www.colliersheriff.org.Youth Chamber Festival Under the direction of Naples Philharmonic Youth Symphonia conductor Gregg Anderson, young string musicians perform classic, pop and film soundtrack selections in concert at 7 p.m. at Artis Naples. Free. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.Story Time Storyteller Elizabeth Ellis presents The Company We Keep from 7-8:30 p.m. 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. Ad Libbing Stage II Improv performs at 8 tonight and 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday at Sugden Community Theater. $10-$20. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org. Sounds of Summer Songstresses Sarah Hadeka and Frankie Colt take the stage at 8 and 9:30 p.m., respectively, indoors at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Doors open at 7:30. $5 general admission, cash bar. 2301 First St., Fort Myers. www.sbdac.com.SATURDAY6.10To Market, To Market Third Street South hosts a farmers market from 7:30-11:30 a.m. 434-6533 or www. thirdstreetsouth.com.Psychic Fair Spirits Row Psychic Fair brings readers and vendors to Unity Church of Bonita Springs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry is $5, with readings priced separately. See story on page C1.Wonder in the Garden Kids are invited to Naples Botanical Garden to learn how art and science collide through themed activities from 10:301:30 p.m. today and Sunday in the Smith Childrens Garden. Free with regular admission. 643-4737 or www.naplesgarden.org. Nature Film The Conservancy of Southwest Florida screens Disneynatures Earth at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 1495 Smith Preserve Way. 262-0304 or www. conservancy.org. Alone Together Again Dave Mason and his band bring their Alone Together Again tour to the Southwest Florida Event Center (formerly the Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center) at 8 p.m. 11515 B onita Beach Road. 245-9910 or www.swflpac.com/ buy-tickets. See story on page C1.Danger Zone Paul Shaffer & The Worlds Most Dangerous Band perform at 8 p.m. at Seminole Immokalee Casino. $75. 800-514-3849 or www.seminoleimmokaleecasino.com. Funny Guy Mike Epps takes the stage at Off The Hook Comedy Club tonight and Sunday, June 11. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com.SUNDAY6.11Beach Combing Scour the shoreline in search of treasures with a volunteer guide setting out at 9:30 a.m. at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. Free with regular park entry fee. 597-6196 or www. floridastateparks.org/delnorwiggins.Yoga in the Park Bend and breathe your way into the day with yoga from 9-10 a.m. at Koreshan State Historic Site. $10. 3800 Corkscrew Road. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.org/koreshan.Breakfast of Champions The Experimental Aircraft Association serves its monthly $5 all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8:30-11 a.m. in the pilots lounge at Naples Municipal Airport. Proceeds benefit EAA efforts to interest local youth in various careers in aviation. www.1067.eaachapter.org.MONDAY6.12Songwriter Showcase The Marco Players presents singer/songwriter Austin Church in performance at 7 p.m. followed by a reception, Q&A with the musician and jam session until 10 p.m. $30-$35. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or www.themarcoplayers.com. TUESDAY6.13Pup 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. Free Film Paragon Pavilion screens Storks at 10 a.m. today through Thursday, June 15. 833 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 596-0008 or www.paragontheaters.com. Nature Talk Learn about the sharks at Rookery Bay Estuarine Research Reserve with naturalist Dick Genevan at 2 p.m. at Headquarters Library. Free. 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-0334 or www.collierlibrary.org. Nature Talk The Conservancy of Southwest Florida hosts a lecture with Joanna Fitzgerald, director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital, at 6:30 p.m. Free for members, $10 for others. 1495 Smith Preserve Way. 403-4207 or sophian@ conservancy.org. WEDNESDAY6.14Say Ahhhhhh Stretch and bend with an instructor from Greenmonkey Yoga at 9 a.m. on the beach at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. $5 plus regular park entry fee. Reserve your place by calling 598-1938 or visiting www.greenmonkey.com.Art Reception Arsenault Studio & Banyan Arts Gallery hosts an opening reception Natural Abstracts, an exhibit of works by Christy Noonan, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The show runs through June 28. 1199 Third St. S. 263-1214 or www.arsenaultgallery.com.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. Travel Talk Naples Regional Library hosts a presentation on the history, culture and geography of Mongolia at 3 p.m. Free. 650 Central Ave. 262-4130 or www.colllierlibrary.org. COMING UPDevelopment Talk South Regional Library hosts a presentation on Collier Countys affordable housing crisis with Christine Welton, executive director of Hunger & Homeless Coalition of Collier County, at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 15. 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy. 252-7542 or www.collierlibrary.org.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.Honor 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_ email@example.com. Third Thursday Third Street South presents The Jerzey Band from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 15, on the Fleischmann Courtyard. Free. 434-6533 or www.thirdstreetsouth.com. Music at the Moe Pianist Orlando Sandoval, bassist Ray Guerrera and drummer Michael Font perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $25. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Sail Away David Lawrence Center Young Executives hold the sixth annual sunset cruise aboard the Naples Princess from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, June 15. $50. 550 Port-o-Call Way. 354-1434 or www.davidlawrencecenter.org. Photo Reception Naples Art Association hosts an awards presentation and opening reception for its Camera USA 2017 exhibit from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 16. Free for NAA members, $10 for others. 585 Park. St. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org. Under the Hoods The Revs Institute opens or removes the hoods from 40 of its rare and historic automobiles to give visitors an up-close look from Saturday, June 17, through Saturday, July 8. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Admittance is by reservation only. 2500 S. Horseshoe Drive. 687-7387 or www. revsinstitute.org. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Be part of the show when Stage II Improv takes the stage at 8 p.m. Friday, June 9, and at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at Sugden Community Theater. Troupe members Mike Santos and Casey Smith, shown here, and other expert ad-libbers will take their cues from the audience and deliver lots of laughs in return. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 Looky-Loo Miromar Outlets hosts grandfather/father/son look-alike contests at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17. 948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com. Stick Your Neck Out South Street City Oven and Grill will donate $1 to The Naples Zoos giraffe conservation efforts for every longneck beer sold from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, June 17. 1410 Pine Ridge Road. 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.Beach Combing Scour the shoreline in search of treasures with a volunteer guide setting out at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 18, at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. Free with regular park entry fee. 597-6196 or www.floridastateparks. org/delnorwiggins.Bridal Blast Here comes the Naples Bridal Expo with 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. 2728477 or www.naplesbridalexpo.com. Songwriter Showcase The Marco Players hosts singer/songwriter Bob Williams in a performance at 7 p.m. followed by a reception, Q&A with the musician and jam session until 10 p.m. Monday, June 19. $30-$35. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 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. Say Ahhhhhh Stretch and bend with an instructor from Greenmonkey Yoga at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, on the beach at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. $5 plus regular park entry fee. Reserve your place by calling 598-1938 or visiting www.greenmonkey.com.Cast Away Learn the basics of cast netting for bait from a ranger at DelnorWiggins Pass State Park in a class at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 22. Fun for all ages. Free with regular park entry fee. Reservations required by calling the park office at 597-6196. 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. Youth Opera The Opera Naples Summer Youth Program presents Gilbert and Sullivans Patience at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24, and 3 p.m. Sunday, June 25, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. $15 for adults, $7 for students. 2408 Linwood Ave. 9639050 or www.operanaples.org.Beach Combing Scour the shoreline in search of treasures with a volunteer guide setting out at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 25, at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. Free with regular park entry fee. 597-6196 or www.floridastateparks. org/delnorwiggins. 6.14 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Kick up your heels or weep softly into your porter when traditional Irish musicians take the stage at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Riptide Brewing Company. www.riptidebrewingcompany.com6.10 Conservancy of Southwest Florida kicks off its Cinema Saturdays summer series with screenings of Disneynatures Earth at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. The film follows the migration paths of four animal families. www.conservancy.org6.10 Danger Zone Paul Shaffer & The Worlds Most Dangerous Band perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Seminole Immokalee Casino. $75. www.seminoleimmokaleecasino.com6.11 Fill up on all-you-can-eat fruit, yogurt, pastries, sausage, juice and coffee for $5 when the Experimental Aircraft Association hosts its monthly breakfast from 8:30-11 a.m. Sunday in the pilots lounge at Naples Municipal Airport. www.1067.eaachapter.org Start the weekend off on a bubbly note on the Sunset Veranda at Naples Grande Beach Resort where flutes of Veuve Clicquot are just $5 from 5-7 p.m. every Friday. www.naplesgrande.com6.9 #JAZZ IT UP Dan Miller and the Lew Del Gatto Quartet perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Barrel Room in Fort Myers. barrelroomfortmyers.com 6.8
C8 WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY AS SEEN IN THE SCOUT GUIDE NAPLES Lee McCarthy, PresidentWHEN YOUR JOURNEY FROM A DREAM TO A GREAT STORY INCLUDES US, YOU TRAVEL BETTER. NO SUNSCREEN REQUIREDCome see our sea creatures inside the Dalton Discovery Center. www.conservancy.org/summer Conservancy Nature Center I 1495 Smith Preserve Way I Naples, FL 34102 I 239.262.0304KIDS FREE EVERYDAY IN JUNE. OPEN MONDAY SATURDAY 9:30 A.M. 4:30 P.M. Visit the Nature Center for free all year with your Annual Conservancy Membership. WHAT TO DOSongwriter 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. Turtle Time Learn about Southwest Floridas sea turtles at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, at Naples Regional Library. 650 Central Ave. 262-4130 or www.colllierlibrary.org. Tortoise Talk Find out everything you ever wanted to know about gopher tortoises and how to protect them at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 29, at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. Free with regular park entry fee. Reservations recommended by calling the part office at 597-6196.Love That Dress Ideal Image hosts a Love That Dress! dress collection party to benefit PACE Center for Girls from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 29. 5962005 or www.lovethatdress.org.Art Opening Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts an opening reception for its newest exhibition, The Art of Harper, Jones and Kurzman, from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 29. Free. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.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. Songwriter Showcase The Marco Players hosts a performance by Rita Youngman followed by a reception, Q&A with the musician and jam session from 7-10 p.m. Monday, July 3. $30-$35. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or www. themarcoplayers.com. Join the Parade The Naples Independence Day parade steps off at Broad Avenue South and proceeds down Fifth Avenue South at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 4. 213-1000 or www.naplesgov.com. Light It Up The city of Naples hosts its annual Fourth of July fireworks show off the Naples pier starting at 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 4. 213-1000 or www. naplesgov.com. The Betty Fox Band kicks off SummerJazz on the Gulf, the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Clubs 32nd annual free outdoor concert series, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17. www. naplesbeachhotel.com
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I had high hopes for Quiet, Please: Dispatches from a Public Librarian ($25, DeCapo Press) by Scott Douglas, but soon grew frustrated. The author is so meanspirited the book should have been titled I Hate Everybody and I Hate My Job. Im not joking. Ill be honest. Im not a fan of the handicapped, he writes. In another chapter, he writes about older patrons: As sad and cruel and insensitive as it was to say, they would soon be dead anyway. About teens: I hate them. Well, most of them About the firefighters next door: I thought the firefighters were a bunch of arrogant jerks and not very neighborly in any way. I hated them, even though everyone loved them. Hes also homophobic. When his uncle gives him a lift to the library on his motorcycle, he says, I never imagined riding a motorcycle would be so gay. Later on, he actually refers to someone as a she-male. At one point he proclaims: I hate white people. Then, in a footnote, says in parentheses, I am white. Mr. Douglas went to school for a masters in library science because the tuition was free and it allowed me to put off my life choices for just a bit longer. Of course, he claims all his professors are idiots. Ditto for fellow students. I stuck with the program largely because I did not have to pay for it, he writes. He says librarians dont like to read. And also, Maybe thats what a librarian was, someone who lacked social skills. He heaps buckets of vitriol on people, only to proclaim at the end of the chapter how much he really likes them. Its like someone making a series of insulting comments, only to tack on at the end, Just sayin, as if that forgives all the cruel things said. He opens the book by saying that on his first day working at the library, he was warned about patrons looking at pornography on the computers and pleasuring themselves. Yet, some chapters later, after hes been working for a while, he writes about patrons and librarians alike being confused by the computers on the day the library first got them. He says he saves the day by assembling the machines. So how could he have been warned about patrons on the computers if the computers hadnt arrived yet? On page 100, I was stunned to come across this statement in a footnote: Things about the characters have been changed for their protection and to bring more humor to the story. At the end, in his six pages of acknowledgements, he says his memoir is true, Kind of Everything in this book happened (in footnote: though some in less exaggerated forms.) When, how and with whom it happened does not really matter, does it? If you have a problem with such exaggerations, then I recommend you stay away from the humor section of your local library or bookstore. Reading this book was akin to someone sitting next to you, continuously jabbing you with sharp elbows and poking you in the eyes, only to say, Just kidding! This book is in dire need of an editor, not just for content but also for continuity and spelling. (He writes that he makes his girlfriend a New York desert, which made me picture the citys streets filled with sand and cacti.)Read this insteadThe much better book is Don Borcherts Free for All: Oddballs, Geeks, and Gangstas in the Public Library ($21.95, Virgin Books). Despite the subtitle (publishers generally determine book titles), Mr. Borchert is not snarky like Mr. Douglas. He covers many of the same topics teens in the library, overdue fines and fees, questions at the reference desk, summer reading programs, food in the library but the writing is far superior. Although they might sound mundane (unless youre in the library business yourself), the author makes them entertaining. Mr. Borcherts prose is smooth; it takes you by the hand and you go along willingly. For example, a section about broken books is absolutely poetic: A patron comes in to check out a hot new bestseller, takes it home, puts it on his nightstand and opens it up later when the day is done. The book opens a little stiffly, because it is new and has never been opened before. The pages are crisp and bright white, and the cover is shiny, unmottled so far by coffee rings or trips to the beach. The patron gets comfortable in bed and opens the book it opens tentatively and the patron bends the open book backward until there is a satisfying crack and the book is a little more supple, a little easier to read. The book spine has just been broken, and a broken spine means a more submissive book. Immediately, the physics of a book are changed. It begins to slope and lean against itself, one way or the other, when it is closed. It drifts from a rectangular shape to more of a rhomboid. A small section of interior pages begins to bulge out past the hardboard cover as if it were going to seed, and these pages will tatter and discolor, eventually separating themselves completely from the rest of the book. A broken spine in a book, especially in a public library, means the book is beginning to die. He writes with insight, depth and humor; his chapter about two people who meet and fall in love in a library class for disabled adults is poignant and heartbreaking. Mr. Borchert includes a bibliography with his memoir, listing relevant books directly mentioned or just suggested by his previous chapters, complete with their Dewey decimel number. Librarians like books, he proclaims. They like to read them, critique them, order them from librarians catalogs and recommend them to other people and other librarians. This is normal behavior for a person in such a profession. He then lists five librarians Top 10 suggested books. If you love books and are grateful for libraries, youll love Free for All. l i e t o h nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com
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C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY A. Your vision with an uncorrected cataractB. Your vision Jonathan M. Frantz, M.D., FACS Medical Director Dont Let Cataracts Hinder Your Life.A B d catarac t ct or f e PUZZLES BASEBALL BATTY HOROSCOPESGEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A friend might ask for a favor that you feel would compromise your values. Best advice: Confront him or her and explain why you must say no. A true friend will understand.CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A relationship continues to develop along positive lines. Meanwhile, a brewing job situation could create complications for one of your pet projects. Look into it right away.LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your interest in a co-workers project could lead to a profitable experience for you both. But before you agree to anything, be sure to get all your legal Is dotted and Ts crossed.VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Be careful whose counsel you take about a possible long-distance move. Some advice might not necessarily be in your best interest. Stay focused on your goals. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Someone might try to complicate efforts in an attempt to work out that confusing job situation. But dont let that keep you from sticking with your decision to push for a resolution.SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A disagreement on how to handle a family problem could create more trouble for all concerned. Look for ways to cool things down before they boil over.SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) An unexpected change in long-standing workplace procedure and policy could provide a new career target for the Archer to aim at. Start making inquires.CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Youre finally able to get back into the swing of things, as those temporary doldrums begin to lift. Expect some surprising disclosures from a new colleague.AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Rely on your innate sense of justice to see you through a dilemma involving a family member. Other relatives whove stood back soon will come forward as well.PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A new friend seems to be pushing you to take risks financial or otherwise. Best advice: Dont do it. They might have a hidden agenda that hasnt surfaced yet. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Recently obtained information could open a new opportunity for a career change. But temper that Arian impatience and act on it only when all the facts are made available.TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Youre moving into a more active cycle. So put your ideas back on the table, where theyll be given the attention they deserve. Expect a favorable change in your love life.BORN THIS WEEK: You love to see new places and meet new people. Have you considered working for an airline or cruise-ship company? SEE ANSWERS, C11 SEE ANSWERS, C11 Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.Difficulty level: By Linda Thistle SUDOKU
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C16 WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Build a salada bazillion delicious ways!Apples to Zucchini Salad BarSarasota Port Charlotte Fort Myers Cape Coral Naples jasonsdeli.com Geeks of all kinds will find camaraderie at Spacecon BY GLENN MILLERFlorida Weekly CorrespondentThe inaugural Southwest Florida Spacecon promises to offer an escape from the troubles of the world, much like other such events held throughout the country. Your inner child comes out, said Jaime Del Barrio, an experienced Spacecon patron and public relations representative of the one happening Saturday, June 10, at the Crown Plaza Hotel at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers. Its a place to celebrate, as the 28-yearold Mr. Del Barrio put it, the whole geek culture. That means attendees will come dressed as comic book super heroes and characters from movies such as the X-Men series or from the ubergeek television sit-com The Big Bang Theory. Expect to encounter a Klingon character or two, as well as characters from video games, Japanese anime and manga. Everybody is welcome at this family-friendly con as long as they follow basic rules such as no nudity or even partial nudity and no weapons, either real or toys. Naples resident Balin Aguirre, 28, plans to dress as Justin Case, the detective character he created for his own video games. Having driven long distances to attend similar events, Mr. Aguirre is grateful for the convenience of the debut Southwest Florida Spacecon in south Fort Myers Its finally time Southwest Florida has a convention, he said. North Port resident Jodi Thompson and her 25-year-old daughter, Nicki Thompson, have been attending cons for seven years. Cons are nice because no matter what youre dressed like, we accept everybody, Jodi Thompson said. Were not judgmental. Its a good way to escape. Its fun. Southwest Florida Spacecon>> When: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 10 >> Where: Crown Plaza Hotel at Bell Tower Shops, Fort Myers >> Admission: Adults, $8; ages 3-10, $5; free for ages 2 and younger >> Discount: $2 off for those in costume or a SWFL Spacecon shirt >> Info: www.sw spacecon.com COURTESY PHOTONorth Port resident Nicki Thompson dressed as Alice Liddell with a hobby horse.
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HAPPY HOUR Spirits Row Psychic Fair>> When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 10 >> Where: Unity Church of Bonita Springs, 28285 Imperial Parkway >> Info: 825-6682 to decode them. Sometimes a word will come up and it makes to no sense to me, but it does to the person Im reading. Though shes been giving readings for as long as she can remember, Noreen underwent some psychic development training to learn how to manage her unusual connection to other people. Using only her first name, avoiding antique stores and disposing of negative energy after a reading are all practices she uses to control the messages she receives. She believes everyone has the same ability she does, just not very many people are open to it. A lot of people are afraid of it, she said. They cant get beyond their five senses. Others like herself, she added, are wide open. Theyre looking for spiritual guidance and healing. Theyre looking for answers. Noreen will conduct 15-minute floor readings for $20 and private, 30-minute readings for $45. Everything is confidential, she said, because shes trained to quickly forget everything about her sitters.Roy Burns, conscious channelerUnlike other people with psychic abilities, Roy Burns had no idea such a possibility existed and planned to pursue a military career like his father. He just happened to have a reading in the service that revealed he would likely pursue other paths. Now, 10 years later, hes a practitioner who provides a practical approach to finding happiness by melding psychology, psychic abilities and concrete steps to healing. He says people who are feeling stuck, unsure or just want some new information can be especially helped by his work. How it works is that its a my people talk to your people kind of deal. Your angels or your spirit guides or loved ones who cross over, they step forward to reveal paths to happiness or healing. He simply helps them hear the message clearly. Im very logical and practical and day-to-day, he said. We talk about what happiness is for you and how you define it, and I walk you through different options and pathways to see where happiness exists where youre not seeing it. Mr. Burns will provide 15-minute readings at the fair for $20. Kathy McGregor, clairvoyant/card readerKathy McGregor says she has always had her psychic abilities. In fact, her mother used to catch her talking to spirit when she was as young as 3 years old. As she got older, tarot cards became a channeling tool that augmented her natural abilities. I have God working with me and I know Im well covered, she said. Im honest and Im straight to the point, even when she has information the sitter doesnt want to hear. I know when I say something, it will happen. She wants people who are curious, but apprehensive, about having a reading to know theres nothing to be scared of. She simply can help them achieve some clarity about whats going on in their lives. Ms. McGregors 15-minute sessions at the fair will include a 21-card spread and a quick reading of angel cards, which she says communicate personal messages from archangels. Also participatingThe Spirits Row Facebook page lists the following additional participants in the June 10 fair: Gaias Healing Gifts, with organic essential oil blends created to raise the vibration and awareness of the bodys energy centers to facilitate healing from within. Connection 2 Spirit, with raku pottery, gemstones and crystals, dream catchers, sage, oracle cards and pendulums. Energy sound healer Robert Austin. Reiki practitioner and massage therapist Moira. Mary Rose, who describes herself more as a sensitive than a psychic. Healer, light worker and aura intuitive Ann Marie Nims Meadows. Fairyologist Donna Matson. BURNS MCGREGORSPIRITSFrom page 1 Got Download?The iPad AppIts FREE! 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C20 WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY A Positano Meets Naples WOMENS & CHILDRENS CLOTHING BOUTIQUE3 U.S. LOCATIONS NOW OPEN NAPLES (Next to The Wine Loft) DOWNTOWN AT THE GARDENS COMING SOON: MIAMI // DELRAY // SARASOTA THIS WEEK ON WGCUTVTHURSDAY, JUNE 8, 8 P.M. Ken Burns: Americas Storyteller American Sampler Explore the tremendous depth and breadth of Ken Burns work including his films about Thomas Jefferson, Susan B. Anthony, Mark Twain, Jackie Robinson and others. FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 10 P.M. Il Volo Notte: Magica On July 7, 1990, a magical night took place in Rome: Jose Carreras, Plcido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti sang together for the very first time in one of the most evocative temples of opera, the ancient Baths of Caracalla in Rome. Il Volo pays tribute to the event. SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 8 P.M. Johnny Mathis Wonderful, Wonderful Recording star Johnny Mathis celebrates his 50th anniversary in show business with a hit-filled concert recorded in Atlantic City. SUNDAY, JUNE 11, 10 P.M. Hamiltons America Take a behind-the-scenes look at Lin-Manuel Mirandas Broadway musical Hamilton, which aired on Great Performances as part of the 2016 PBS Arts Fall Festival. MONDAY, JUNE 12, 10 P.M. Brain Fit: 50 Ways to Grow Your Brain with Daniel Amen, M.D. and Tana Amen, R.N. Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen share their best secrets to ignite your energy and focus at any age. TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 8 P.M. Classical Rewind Martin Goldsmith hosts a collection of classical masterpieces accompanied by dancing girls, phantoms, masked men and fireworks. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 9:30 P.M. Roy Orbison Black & White Night 30 Celebrate the 30th anniversary of an iconic concert with an all-star cast including Jackson Browne, T Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt, J.D. Souther, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits and Jennifer Warnes. Il Volo Notte: Magica, June 9 Hamiltons America, June 11
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The smaller of these two boxes almost certainly was created as a glove box, designed to sit atop a dresser and hold you guessed it gloves. Pyrography is not something Ive much of lately in shops and at shows. The price was right, so I picked these pieces up. The designs are simple but well executed and the pieces are practical. Now to find a place to use them THE FIND:A pair of Flemish Art boxes COLLECTORS CORNER When fire and wood combined to make something beautiful It was the 1970s and crafts were all the rage. I lived in a neighborhood full of older people who loved to create macram wall hangings and plant holders, crochet beer cans into baseball caps and transform old greeting cards into elaborate decoupage-covered plaques, tables and boxes. My folks were more practical they wanted me to burn and break stuff. I must have been in fifth grade the Christmas they got me wood-burning and bottle-cutting kits. They thought I could make something neat. Unfortunately, they thought wrong. If I recall, that wood-burning set came with an electric pyrography pen, templates that could be traced onto wood and a few panels that were printed with the outline of some floral design. At that time, I had everything going for me but coordination. While I could paint and draw, tracing a design was difficult for a left-handed kid when all the manuals offered demonstrations by right-handed folks. I burned myself more often than I burned the wood, and every nail I hit went sideways and every board I cut was crooked. I had the same issues with the bottlecutting kit. For this, you placed the bottle horizontally on a stand and turned it against a blade that scored it. Then you rotated the scored area over a candle flame until the bottle broke and you sanded the sharp edges to use it as a drinking glass or candleholder. But the glass never broke cleanly for me and the kit ended up going to waste. I dont ever remember actually completing a project. As a result, I have nothing to show from my days as a budding crafter, though two dollhouse-scale privies, a boat and a raft I built sat for years in a diorama of downtown Fort Myers that was on display at the Southwest Florida Museum of History. Its because of my own history as a thwarted crafter that I am in awe of those who preceded me. The Flemish Art Co. of Brooklyn sold finished pyrographic works, as well as kits and tools to make the wares. The Art Nouveau movement was in full swing, and the designs tended toward the organic, with flowers and vines spilling over the surfaces. Housewives of the day used gaspowered pens to burn their designs into soft wood that was transformed into anything from small boxes and mirrors to large furniture pieces a South Florida store had a particularly fine desk with the image of a woman peering out from the side. Two boxes I recently acquired have a similar motif of flowers one actually is marked Flemish Art. I look at them and remain in awe that someone so long ago took the time w w c h a scott SIMMONS firstname.lastname@example.org to create a thing of beauty that remains a pleasure to behold a century later. And I smile at the memory of my own thwarted career as a crafter.
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DAILYCheck Out Our Happy Hour Menu!LIVE ENTERTAINMENTSUNTHU 6 TO 9 P.M. FRISAT 6:30 TO 9:30 P.M. 6/8: El Gato Solea 6/9: The Consecutones 6/10: Manhattan Connection 6/11: The Classics II 6/12: Bill Colletti 6/13: Take Two 6/14: Steve Fenttiman & MotownThe Only Naples Restaurant Where Fresh Seafood is Flown in Daily From New England! CLUB NOTES Naples area Sigma Chi alumni meet for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 9, at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. $25 for members, $30 for others. All are also welcome at happy hour from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at the Pub at Mercato. RSVP by calling 293-5239. 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 June 9 and 23. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, call 777-0416 or visit www. ToastOfTheCoast.org. Solo Singles of Collier County was organized more than 25 years ago to create and promote recreation, culture, charitable and social activities for those persons single, divorced or widowed. Members meet at 5 p.m. every Friday for happy hour and dinner at different restaurants around town. Upcoming gathering spots are: June 9, Olive Garden, 1566 Fifth Ave. S.; June 16, Erins Isle, 5375 Hibiscus Drive; June 23, Longhorn Steak House, 8010 Trail Blvd.; and June 30, The Quality Inn, 4100 Golden Gate Parkway. For more information, call Carey Hughes 262-0278 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Kappa Alpha Theta alumnae meet for lunch on the second Monday of each month from May to October at different local restaurants. The Monday, June 12, gathering starts at noon at The Wine Loft in Mercato. RSVP by June 8 by calling Pat Morton at 213-0474 or emailing email@example.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 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 Alliance Francaise de Naples invites anyone who is interested in conversing in French to La Table Franaise from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at Caf Normandie, 3756 Tamiami Trail N. Make your own reservation for the Alliance Francaise de Naples table by calling the restaurant at 261-0977. The only cost is for your meal. For more information about the group, email Denyse Jenkins at 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. on the third Thursday of the month at Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road. The next meeting is June 15. For more information, call 963-4670 or visit pflagnaples.org. Pi Beta Phi alumnae in the Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero and Marco Island areas are invited to mix and mingle from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at The Wine Loft in Mercato. To RSVP or for more information, call 908-7301 or email email@example.com. Email club news to Cindy Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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C28 WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY FISHRESTAURANT WATERFRONT DINING AT ITS BEST $18.95 4-6 PM First Seating 2-Course DinnerChoice of 2 salads or soup, plus choice of 11 entreesPrice not inclusive of beverage, wine, liquor, tax and gratuity. No substitutions or promotional gi certicates. MORE THAN JUST FISH SUNTHU LUNCH: 11:30AMPM DINNER: THE VILLAGE ON VENETIAN BAY Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples, Florida SUMMER NIGHTLY SPECIALS MON Sushi Buy 1, Get 1Buy 1 Roll & Get 1 Roll of Lesser Price Free TUE Share a Paella 58 Fish, Clams, Mussels, Shrimp, Squid, Chorizo, Saron and Bomba Rice WED Raw & Chilled Bar 1lb. Chilled Lobster28 1lb. Alaska King crab legs THU Zuppa di Pesce 34Shrimp, Lobster, Clams, Mussels, Squid, Scallops and Fish Italian Seafood Soup Over Linguine FRISAT Branzino 1 / to 2lb Market PriceWhole Mediterranean Sea Bass Cooked to Perfection SUN Two-1 Lb. Lobster 28Steamed Served with Drawn Butter and Parmesan True Fries $12.9511:30AM 3PM 1-Plate, 2-Course Lunch! $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 9 9 9 9 9 5 5 5 5 5 9 9 9 9 9 5 5 5 5 5 TRY OUR NEW LUNCH SPECIAL! HALF PRICE HAPPY HOUR $6 Bar Menu Every Day 4PM-7PM THE DISHThe Dish: Miso-Marinated Atlantic Haddock The Price: Market The Place: Sam-Bucco Bistro 14700 Tamiami Trail N., Naples 592-6050 The Menu: www.sambuccobistro.com The Details: Over the past 10 years, Ive found Sam-Buccos Miso-Marinated Atlantic Haddock one of the best-tasting seafood entrees around. The fresh haddock is pan-seared, placed atop a classic sauciers peach schnapps cream sauce and graced by a trio of lightly seared, sweet and tender Gulf of Mexico shrimp. A creative angel hair tart, the dishs divine co-star, is formed into a pillowlike warm cake with capellini, egg yolk, Parmesan and cream, then pan-sauted until crisp on the outside and lusciously tender inside. Add lightly crunchy broccoli, and this just might become your Sam-Buccos go-to dish, too. Start your continental-style dining with a luscious bruschetta, rich she-crab or meatless pea soup, a classic Caesar or the Capriciosa salad with house-made mozzarella, arugula and balsamic dressing. Wines are nicely priced, or have a drink from the full bar. One More Thing: Executive Chef Alfredo Fregosos masterful touch is apparent on every dish at Sam-Buccos. Service is first rate, portions are generous and many dishes feature local organic produce. Be sure to check the website for early-bird and other dining specials. Ivan Seligman firstname.lastname@example.org Venetian Village 4270 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples 239-649-5552 baysideseafoodgrillandbar.com Sparkling Waterfront Views and Live Entertainment! Culinary Art.Technicolor Views.
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CUISINE NEWS Naples Restaurant Week continues through Wednesday, June 14, with more than 45 participating restaurants offering a variety of three-course, prixfixe meals, most priced from $25-$25. Consider it your reward for enduring a winter season when it was tough to get a reservation at your favorite spots as well as solace for whats shaping up as a brutally hot (and these day, rainy) summer. For details on all the restaurants, menus and more, visit www.naplesrestaurantweek.com. The next restaurant week is already scheduled for Nov. 30-Dec. 13 and will include establishments in Lee County as well. For a preview of what will be offered during that extravaganza, make sure to attend the fall First Bite, set for Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Mercedes-Benz of Bonita Springs. The Greater Naples YMCA, in partnership with the American Culinary Federation Caxambas Chapter of Naples and Marco Island, hosts a Beyond the Plate dinner series through summer that celebrates the healthy, gourmet culinary stylings of local chefs. The first event, featuring Chef Michael MacDougall of Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club on Thursday, June 15, is sold out. Up next: Diners can avail themselves of Chef Brian Rolands innovative dishes from 7-10 p.m. Thursday, June 29, and tuck into a meal created by Executive Chef Paul Palmer of Pelican Isle Yacht Club on Saturday, July 22. Each evening includes a culinary demonstration before the meal, wine pairings with each course and take-home recipes for the prepared dishes. All Beyond the Plate dinners take place in the Ys culinary teaching kitchen. Tickets are $150 per person, or $900 for a table of six. For more information, call 597-3148 or visit www.greaternaplesymca.org. Purple Spoon invites kids ages 8-14 to a cooking class and pizza party from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 10. $50 25151 Chamber of Commerce Drive, Bonita Springs. 908-3842 or www.chefkristina.com. AZN Asian Bistro celebrates eight years at Mercato with a variety of dining specials and events through June 29. Included are fashionable luncheons on Fridays June 9 and 16, with fashions and accessories by Rebeccas Ladies Fashion & Accessories. 593-8188 or www.aznrestaurant.com. Its a craft cocktail summer at Bar Tulia, which holds a Cocktails 101 course for newbies on Thursday, July 13, and a guest bartender series that grants guests the opportunity to watch master mixologists in action. The lineup includes Joel Kollinger (Ice Plant Bar in St. Augustine) on Thursday, June 22; Hector Acevedo (Cocktail Cartel Co. in Miami) on Friday, July 28; and Josue Gonzalez (DOA in Miami) on Thursday, Aug. 17. 462 Fifth Ave. S. 228-7606 or www.bartulia.com. Mercato has announced the pending arrival of Zos Kitchen in late 2017 in the 3,215-square-foot spot formerly occupied by Taps. Zoes will serve Mediterranean-style dishes in a fast-casual setting. For more about the restaurant and its 215 locations across the country, visit www.zoeskitchen.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 Asian Flavors: Thursday, June 15 ($69); Sunday Brunch Gathering: Saturday, June 24 ($55). Purple Spoon, 25151 Chamber of Commerce Drive, Bonita Springs; 9083842 or www.chefkristina.com Whose Salmon Is It Anyway: Saturday, June 17 ($74); Rustic Italian Cooking: Friday, June 23 ($68). Sur La Table, 9501 Strada Place, Mercato; 598-1463 or www.surlatable.com Date Night Great Food of the Greek Isles: Friday, June 9 ($79); Summer Macarons: Saturday, June 10 ($69); Grill Your Veggies: Saturday, June 10 ($69); Date Night Hot Cuba Nights: Saturday, June 10 ($79); Tropical Tiki Party: Sunday, June 11 ($69); Indian Take-Out: Sunday, June 11 ($69); Master Class Steak: Sunday, June 11 ($85); Confident Cooking for Kids: Monday, June 12 ($250); Confident Cooking for Teens: Monday, June 12 ($250); Down by the Shore: Monday, June 12 ($85); Great Grilled Seafood: Tuesday, June 13 ($79); The Great Cauliflower Swap: Wednesday, June 14 ($79). Email food and dining news to Lindsey Nesmith at email@example.com. Chef Brian Roland
C30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY rowseafood.com 239.389.69012500 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite 1100, Naples, FL 34109EVERY TUESDAY NIGHTLOBSTAH FEST1-Pound Whole Main Lobsterwith Potatoes & Corn on the CobHouse Cut Prime Ribwith Baked Potato & Seasonal Vegetables OR $15.99Your Choice VINOTop winemaker Greg Brewer heads for the hillsAt a recent wine tasting in Miami Beach, I had the chance to chat with winemaker Greg Brewer. His Brewer-Clifton winery is recognized as one of the finest producers of pinot noir and chardonnay in the Santa Barbara district. Specifically, he farms over 80 acres in the Sta. Rita appellation, and his wines consistently earn 90-plus points from critics. His 2012 pinot noir was No. 8 on Wine Spectators Top 100 list of 2014. He and his original partner Steve Clifton put together $10,000 to establish their winery in 1996 and he currently farms the four distinctive vineyards he owns. Today, partnering with Master Sommelier Ken Fredrickson, the winery produces four single vineyard chardonnays and six pinot noirs in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation outside Santa Barbara. The annual production is around 10,000 cases. Originally a French instructor at the University of Santa Barbara, Mr. Brewer began working in the Sta. Rita area in the 1990s as an assistant in a winery, and became seduced by the incredible winegrowing area. He made it his goal to produce his own wines in the district. What really attracted me, he remembers, was the fact that every wine I produce will be different. Theres a certain humility in never being able to reproduce ones work. Even though pinot noir is known as the heartbreak grape because its so difficult to grow, Mr. Brewer dived in. The challenge is the most interesting part of the process, he maintains. He ferments whole clusters, with no destemming because the stems moderate the sweetness of the pinot noir. And interestingly enough, the oak barrels he uses are up to 15 years old. He is striving for the pure flavors of the wine. According to Mr. Brewer, the wines should be in a neutral state, with no additives and as little interference from the winemaker as possible. Im after the pure flavors of the wine, he says. I want to remove the winemakers signature. At our winery its not about what we do to the wine its about what we dont do. Like every other winemaker Ive met, Mr. Brewer insists on respecting and focusing on the place where the grapes come from. We handle the fruit from each vineyard identically from harvest to bottling. This allows the true essence of the site to best be expressed. As I was writing this article, I received word that Mr. Brewer had sold his winery to Jackson Family Wines, a worldwide company that owns literally dozens of wineries across the globe. Ive always been dedicated to my work, says Mr. Brewer of the acquisition, and Ill still be at the helm of Brewer-Clifton as fulltime winemaker and brand ambassador. With Mr. Brewer remaining in charge, theres no doubt that his wines will maintain the reputation for quality and purity theyve enjoyed over the past 20 years. If you see them on the shelf, buy them. Lets move on to this weeks new discoveries.Chasing Venus Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2016 ($16) A quintessential New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with a characteristic nose of grapefruit, pineapple, and citrus. Light peach flavors on the palate. Great with seafood. WS 89-90.BR Cohn Chardonnay Sangiacomo Vineyard ($24) If you like em buttery and oaky, this is the wine for you. Deep yellow in the glass, with ar omas of butter for days. Think melon, crme brle and caramel. Nicely balanced for all that. WW 86.Viansa Chardonnay Carneros 2013 ($45) The other end of the butt er and oak spectrum, the Viansa is light, pale yellow in the glass, with a lean and minerallike flavor profile. Tart apple, pear and white peach. WW 86.Ask the Wine WhispererQ. Is higher alcohol content any indication of higher quality in a wine? Rebecca W., Fort MyersA. Some wine grapes have enough fruit and structure to support high levels of alcohol. Zinfandel, for instance, is such a big wine that it can have over 15 percent alcohol and you wont notice it. Other grapes, like pinot noir, are more subtle and delicate, and high alcohol content will feel hot on the palate. Regardless of the percentage of alcohol, winemakers strive to make sure all the elements of their wines, like acidity, fruit, and other components are always in balance. Jerry Greenfield is The Wine Whisperer. He is also creative director of Greenfield Advertising Group. His book,Secrets of the Wine Whisperer, is available through Amazon and also at www.winewhisperer.com. a t l p c jerry GREENFIELDvino@floridaweekly.com COURTESY PHOTOGreg Brewer, left, attended a wine tasting with Jerry Greenfield shortly before Mr. Brewer sold his winery. He will remain in charge of Brewer-Clifton wines.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 The Only Naples Restaurant Where Fresh Seafood is Flown in Daily From New England! HOURS SUNTHU 11AMPM FRISAT 11AM9:30PM 4221 East Tamiami Trail, NaplesSpecials good from June 8-10, 2017. Lobster prices subject to change without notice. Please call for pricing.billssteakandseafood.com 239.455.5111 Chicken Stir-Fry$8Served over riceBaked Haddock Johnny$13Topped w/ham & American cheese served w/rice & veggiesFried Sword sh Sandwich$9Served w/fries & a pickleTuna Avocado Salad$9Homemade tuna salad served over a split avocado w/ lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes & carrots w/your choice of dressing Surf & Turf Dinner For Two$89.9932-ounce bone-in Tomahawk steak w/two 1-pound Maine lobsters w/chowder, salad, baked potato & veggiesTwin Lobsters$32.99Two 1-pound Maine lobsters served w/a cup of NE clam chowder, corn on the cob & drawn butterLobster Dinner For Two$99.99Two 2-pound Maine lobsters served w/chowder, salad, corn on the cob & baked potatoes Twin Lobsters$24.99Two 1-pound Maine lobsters served w/corn on the cob & drawn butter Sundays (All Day; Bar & Dining Room) Twin lobsters w/corn on the cob & drawn butter$24.99 Craft Special15% o all craft beer bottles & draftsMartini Mondays (All Day; Bar & Dining Room) Titos, Kettle One, Stoli & Smirno Martinis$6 16-ounce bone-in ribeye steak w/side salad, potato & veggies$23.99Tuesdays (All Day; Bar & Dining Room) Calfs liver & onions w/mashed potatoes & veggies$14.99 Wednesdays (All Day; Bar & Dining Room) Twin lobsters w/corn on the cob & drawn butter$24.99Crab Fest Thursdays (All Day; Bar & Dining Room) 1 pound King Crab Legs ($29.99) or Snow Crab ($16.99) w/corn on the cob & drawn butter; add a 6-ounce let$9Sunday-Thursday Lunch Special (Dining Room Only) Order any lunch entre & get a second lunch entre ($15 or less) for half price (Must present this ad to receive the discount)Summer Early Bird HoursSunday-Thursday 3-5:30PM & Friday-Saturday 3-4:30PM SUMMER WINE SPECIAL!SundayThursday all day 20% o all bottles of wine on our wine list CUISINEFish House keeps reeling in seafood loversThe Fish House is one of those places where you cant just drop by during season and expect to get a table without a lengthy wait. Heck, sometimes you cant even get a parking spot in the overflow lot a short walk away on Bonita Beach Road.The atmosphere is fairly typical Florida seafood shack casual and colorful, with little concern for ambience, fine furnishings or other pretensions. Theres nothing groundbreaking about the 23-year-old restaurant, although the menu has expanded to include glutenfree, low-carb and vegetable-centered options. The real attraction is the channel-side setting, which The Fish House takes full advantage of, with seating indoors under air conditioning, outdoors under cover with screens and even more tables completely in the open. That section can be uncomfortable in full sun, but we were ushered to a shady corner table where a slight breeze eased the early evening humidity. The Bonita location, opened in 1994, was the first of three Fish House restaurants. The Fort Myers Beach site launched a year later on the southern end of Estero Island, and the Sanibel outlet took over the old McTs Shrimp House in 2012. I havent had occasion to visit the other spots, but Ive been to the Bonita Beach Road Fish House a few times over the years. When all you need is a grouper sandwich with a cold adult beverage and a waterfront view, it will do nicely. If youre hungering for food thats a tad more ambitious, The Fish House aspires to meet your needs as well with offerings such as lobster mac and cheese, miso-glazed Chilean sea bass and wasabi-kissed crab cakes with Thai slaw. This dive bar-meets-fine dining approach succeeds much of the time. Given its appealing location, diners are likely to overlook some of the shortcomings. Service can be hit and miss. Our waitress asked about drinks as soon as we were seated, even though we hadnt been given a beverage menu. Entrees arrived before we were finished with appetizers, and used dishes werent cleared promptly. Some of the specialty cocktails are worth checking out. The Mango Crush Martini ($8.99) has a splash of pineapple juice to counter the sweetness of mango puree; the Dirty Pirate ($8) packs a punch with 151 rum, coconut rum, apricot brandy and pineapple juice. There are about a dozen wines available by glass and bottle, mostly supermarket varieties. The list of close to 20 appetizers holds few surprises: coconut shrimp, calamari, ceviche, wings, bam bam shrimp, steamed mussels and clams. We decided to try the ahi tuna ($12.99) because it had some intriguing-sounded touches. Like most ahi apps, the yellowfin was crusted with black and white sesame seeds and lightly seared we requested rare and rare it was. It came with two sauces, a creamy and mild cucumber-wasabi and a too-sweet honey mustard dip. It was nice to have two options for dipping. Not so nice was an errant scrap of aluminum foil that somehow got onto a slice of tuna luckily we saw it before biting into it. The hot blue crab and shrimp dip ($9.99) sounded good on paper, but it was so soupy that slid off the red and blue tortilla chips served on the side. Parmesan added richness, but the bowl contained just a few cocktail-sized shrimp and a couple of chunks of blue crab. The sandwich section of the menu covers a lot of territory. Gunning for grouper? You can get it grilled, blackened, jerked, fried, tucked into a taco or served reuben-style topped with Thousand Island dressing, cole slaw and Swiss cheese. We decided to go with a more traditional sandwich choice, a fried shrimp po boy ($16.99); lobster and fried oysters also are available as alternative fillings. The toasted hoagie contained a half-dozen large shellfish with a light cornmeal-based coating that crisped up nicely and sealed in the seafoods natural moisture. A drizzle of mayo infused with hot sauce added a tasty kick, while chopped tomatoes and romaine lettuce provided a good backdrop. Fries on the side were hot and crisp. The more than two dozen entrees include several grouper options as well as numerous seafood combo platters, seafood etouffee, spaghetti squash sofrito, steaks and Bering Sea king crab legs at $37 a pound. Is there a big demand for that in Southwest Florida? Patrons might be better off keeping it local, and there are few local fish better than hognose snapper, aka hogfish ($26.95), a recent addition to the menu. This mild-tasting, big-flaked fish is simply pan-seared and served with lemon butter sauce studded with capers and shallots, a preparation that lets the fresh fish speak for itself (they even leave the tail on so you know youre getting the real deal). Choice of two sides is included; the hush puppies were pretty dry inside, but a mlange of green beans, carrots and broccoli was perfectly sauted. Several of the desserts are made in house. We decided to share the Key lime pie-stuffed cheesecake ($8.99) because it was something different. It seemed like a good idea, but the pie had the same texture as the cheesecake and it wasnt tart enough to contrast the layers of bland cream cheese. I would encourage the kitchen to keep trying to perfect this unusual combination. Like several other aspects of our meal, it showed that The Fish Houses reach sometimes exceeds its grasp. But theres something to be said for a fish shack that aspires to raise the bar for this kind of restaurant. DREW STERWALD / FLORIDA WEEKLYHot blue crab and shrimp dip is served with colorful tortilla chips. The Fish House, 4685 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs; 495-5770 Ratings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: >> Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily >> Reservations: Not accepted >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $8.99-$16.99; sandwiches and entrees, $9.99-$36.99 >> Beverages: Full bar >> Specialties of the house: Seafood >> Volume: Moderate >> Parking: Attached lot >> Website: www.the shhouserestaurants.com Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor drew STERWALDcuisine@floridaweekly.com Hogfish, with hush puppies and sauted vegetables, is a recent addition to The Fish House menu.
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
The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples by Minto Communities is an award-winning master-planned community inspired by nature, informed by historic references to the classic southern coastal architecture of Old Naples, and designed to accommodate an active lifestyle that is connected to nature. Just four miles east of downtown Naples, The Isles of Collier Preserve provides residents with a stunningly beautiful private world bordered by Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Naples Botanical Garden and Dollar Bay. More than 1,300 acres of the communitys 2,400 acres are dedicated to natural habitat and nature preserves connected by a network of recreational trails, nature observation stations, bike paths and waterways for kayaking. Residents and visitors enter The Isles of Collier Preserve through a gatehouse archway distinguished by a reflecting pool. Next stop for visitorsthe Discovery Sales Center, described as more nature center than sales center. A Neighbors Room presents displays on neighbors Rookery Bay Reserve, Naples Botanical Garden, and Conservancy of Southwest Florida, among others. A rustic boardwalk encircles a recreated cypress wetland and 14 cypress tree replica. Visitors can take a virtual tour at interactive stations, take an eco-friendly electric boat ride or explore via Minto-provided bicycle or kayak. World-class amenities inspired by Collier 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 resort-style pool and lap pool, tennis, pickleball and workouts in the state-of-the-art 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 only, Minto is offering up to $60,000 in purchase incentives on select move-in ready coach homes and up to $50,000 in savings on select single-family and villa homes. The available Orchid two-story coach home is 2,011 square feet under air, and includes two bedrooms, two baths, den, sunroom, two-car garage, private elevator, and water view. It is priced at $663,610. The Pimento single-family home includes a 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. The Mimosa villa home is 1,780 square feet under air with two bedrooms, two baths, den, two-car garage and water view. It is priced at $528,480. 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 888707-1251 or visit MintoUSA.com. The Isles of Collier Preserve where residents celebrate nature and active living WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 1SPONSORED CONTENT YOUR GUIDE TO NEW HOME COMMUNITIES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA tiveenergyefficienthomedesignsatThe coachhomesSinglefamilyhomes l 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. Ab ov e: A n ec ofr ie nd ly e le ct ri c bo at i s A
2 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYStock Custom Homes showcasing new residencesStock Custom Homes, a division of Stock Development, is showcasing completed and soon to be completed custom estate residences in Park Shore, Esplanade Golf and Country Club of Naples, Bay Woods at Bonita Bay, and Marco Island. Priced at $3,395,000 with furnishings, a completed 4,189 square feet under air two-story residence at 3750 Fountainhead Lane in Park Shore features an interior design by Clive Daniel Homes Rebekah Errett-Pikosky and Charlie Hansen. The Caribbean style residence was named recipient of Park Shores 2017 Beautification Award. The floor plan features a living room with a fireplace, a two-story ceiling, and opens to an outdoor living area with a fireplace, kitchen, and a pool and spa. The dining room also opens to the outdoors. The plan includes a first-floor master suite, an office, and an island kitchen. Three guest bedrooms with full baths are located upstairs along with a loft that overlooks the first floor. The plan also features a three-car garage. Stock has experienced strong sales at Esplanade Golf and Country Club of Naples. The community being developed by Taylor Morrison is located three miles east of I-75 on Immokalee Road. The 3,843 square feet unfurnished, move-in ready Majestic II residence in Salara offers a formal living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, study, island kitchen, a family room, four bedrooms, four baths, and a three-car garage. The living room, family room, master bedroom, and one of the guest bedrooms open to an outdoor living area with a kitchen, fireplace, pool, and spa. The unfurnished Majestic II is priced at $1,599,990. One buildable site is available in Arrezo. The 4,238 square feet Stella model is being presented in the Bay Woods neighborhood within Bonita Bay. The Stella is priced at $2,810,000 with furnishings and features an interior by Soco Interiors. The plan includes a formal living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, wet bar, a double-island kitchen and family room, a study, four bedrooms, fourand-a-half baths, and a three-car garage. A screened outdoor living space features a fireplace, a kitchen, and a pool and spa. Construction of the 3,903 square feet, two-story Polynesia model on Marco Island is expected to be completed in July. Priced at $2,895,000 with furnishings, the Polynesia will feature an interior by Soco Interiors Daniel Kilgore. The open-concept plan includes a great room, dining area, and island kitchen, a study, four bedrooms, four full baths and two half baths, an upstairs loft, a three-car garage, and an outdoor living area with a kitchen, fireplace, pool and spa. Stocks Malibu model on Marco Island is also under construction. Scheduled for completion in November and priced at $2,595,000 with furnishings, the 3,62 9 square feet, two-story Malibu model will present an interior by Vogue Interiors. The great room floor plan includes a formal dining room, four bedrooms plus a study or fifth bedroom, five-and-a-half baths, an upstairs loft, an outdoor living area, and a three-car garage. The great room, island kitchen, dining room, and multiple covered lanais offer gathering places on the first floor. Upstairs, visitors will enjoy the loft as well as balconies overlooking the pool off two of the guest bedrooms. Stock has also completed furnished models Quail West, two of which are in the Cortland neighborhood that showcases golf course and water views. Priced at $2,339,460 with furnishings, a new Stella model will feature a classic interior design by Soco Interiors Kassie Parisoe that presents dark espresso finishes contrasted by light fabrics. Flooring in the living areas is rich espresso wide plank hardwood. Priced at $2,319,575 with furnishings, the Normandy II model in Cortland showcases an interior by Clive Daniel Home. The open-concept floor plan includes four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, and a study. The living area includes a great room, dining area, a wet bar, a doubleisland kitchen, and an entertainment bar. The great room opens to the outdoors where covered lanais, a kitchen, fireplace, and a pool and spa await. A three-car garage is included. Priced at $3,799,990 fully-furnished, the 4,937 square feet Aqualina estate model at Quail West includes a formal living room with a fireplace. The plan also features a formal dining room, a wine cellar, four bedrooms, four full baths and two half-baths. A doubleisland kitchen adjoins a family room opening to an outdoor living area with a fireplace, a kitchen, and a custom pool and spa. The Aqualina showcases an interior by Christina Villalonga, Senior Designer at Marc Michaels Interior Design. Priced at $3,236,980, Quail Wests 4,554 square feet Atherton estate includes a great room with a fireplace, a wine room, four bedrooms, four full baths and two half baths, a study, formal dining room, an island kitchen, an exercise room, an outdoor living area with a pool and spa, fireplace, and kitchen. The plan features two two-car garages. The Athertons coastal contemporary interior was designed by Charlotte Horvath at Soco Interiors. Custom grand estate residences by Stock Custom Homes are located in Naples most prestigious neighborhoods and communities. Headed by Vice President Matt Sellick, Stock Custom Homes has sold just under $170 million in estate homes over the past three years. A unique, synergistic building process that includes an expert team of architects, interior designers, custom swimming pool designers, and construction professionals is designed to create customized living experiences that fulfill each homeowners unique personal preferences. A collection of estate floor plans provides a starting point for designing customized residences. To learn more about Stock Custom Homes, visit stockdevelopment.com. g t m l a w b i o a a i D D 4 i a b d c a Above: Stock Custom Homes 4,238 square feet Stella model is being presented in the Bay Woods neighborhood within Bonita Bay. The Stella is priced at $2,810,000 with furnishings and features an interior by Soco Interiors. Stock Custom Homes residence at 3750 Fountainhead Lane is available for purchase. Priced at $3,395,000 with furnishings, the 4,189 square feet two-story residence showcases an interior by Clive Daniel Homes Rebekah Errett-Pikosky and Charlie Hansen. Priced at $3,799,990 fully-furnished, Stocks 4,937 square feet Aqualina estate model at Quail West showcases an interior by Christina Villalonga, Senior Designer at Marc Michaels Interior Design.
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)
4 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYRontos development approach continues to energize TwinEaglesIn 2007, TwinEagles in North Naples was known for its mesmerizing beauty, the caliber of its golf, and the friendliness of its members. It was considered one of Naples up and coming communities. When the real estate market collapsed in late 2008, growth at TwinEagles subsided substantially. The financial stress created by the market collapse was felt throughout the community. In 2009, The Ronto Group visited the property to assess the possibility of a purchase and turnaround. What we saw was a community that was facing difficulties, said Ronto Executive Vice President Anthony Solomon. But we saw a community that had great bones. It was blessed with what we believe is the best residential golf club in Southwest Florida with the Talon Course. It had natural beauty with the preserve that surrounds it and the wildlife that is unequaled in Southwest Florida. It had a beautiful clubhouse. So we saw a great opportunity to reposition Twin Eagles, bring it back to its former glory and refocus it to being a true golfers community. In September 2010, Ronto finalized its purchase and assumed the role of developer at TwinEagles. Rontos development strategy focused on creating a golf-centric lifestyle within a traditional country club model. The first step was enhancing the communitys two golf courses. The Talon course was regarded as the jewel of the community and remains so today. The second course was not up to Rontos standards. They worked with golf course architect Steve Smyers to create a new course. When the new Eagle course opened, it was named Best New U.S. Private Course of the Year by Golf Magazine. Ronto recognized TwinEagles needed amenities to complement its 47,000 square-foot clubhouse and the verandahs that overlook the finishing holes of both courses. The Clubhouse also offers a heralded fine dining experiences under the direction of award-winning Executive Chef Chas Tatigian. To expand the amenity offering, Ronto designed and built a new resort-style swimming pool and 6,430-square foot fitness center. An outdoor Tiki lounge and dining venue, and lighted Har-Tru tennis courts are located adjacent to the pool. To solidify TwinEagles golf-centric lifestyle, Ronto took a bold step that has enhanced the value of ownership even further. Twin Eagles has two golf courses and 600 members, said Solomon. From the beginning, we included a golf membership with every newly constructed home sale. We created great value for home owners within the community because the membership is attached to the home and transfers. By doing this, we assured the long term viability and success of the club that will be transferred to the owners at no cost at sellout. Today, just seven years after finalizing its purchase of the community, Rontos efforts continue to energize TwinEagles and to solidify its position as arguably Naples most compelling luxury real estate offering. TwinEagles glistening lakes, towering oaks, stately palms, and majestic fairways continue to offer unparalleled beauty. The community is now 80% sold, yet luxury homebuyers remain captivated by the combination of readily available home sites set against TwinEagles stunning tableau, the array of amenities designed and built during Rontos tenure, the award-winning golf experience, and a diverse residential product offering that includes carriage homes, single-family residences, and grand estate homes on home sites ranging from nearly an acre to over two-acres. Purchase opportunities remain available in every product category, including carriage homes in Pulte Homes Covent Garden neighborhood; singlefamily homes in Lennar Corporations Kinross neighborhood and Minto Floridas Dundee neighborhood; custom estate homes by Stock Signature Homes and A.R.B.C. Arthur Rutenberg Homes on 90 x 160-feet in the Hedgestone neighborhood or south or west-facing lakefront home sites 110-feet wide and 150-feet deep with views of a 34-acre lake in Lake Estates; and grand estate residences in TwinEagles Sterling Hill neighborhood. A thirty-foot setback ensures residences will be at least sixtyfeet apart on Sterling Hills stunning Legacy Home Sites. The Ronto Group is providing those intent on enjoying a refined grand estate lifestyle an unprecedented opportunity to build their custom dream home with the builder of their choice. The ability to personally select a custom grand estate homebuilder, plus the combination of the site sizes that measure from nearly an acre to over two-acres, pricing that ranges from $632,500 to $775,000, the natural setting, and the golf membership included with every new-build home purchased within TwinEagles presents a rare opportunity for those intent on living a grand estate lifestyle. The Legacy Home Sites are situated along TwinEagles Talon golf course that will host the Chubb PGA Champions Tour golf tournament for the seventh consecutive year and 12th time overall next February. TwinEagles has been recognized by Boardroom magazine as a Distinguished Emerald Club, a designation accorded to the top five-percent of private clubs throughout the world. The magazine developed the award program to help vitalize and preserve the institution of private clubs by fostering a ceaseless drive to improve the member experience provided by private clubs worldwide. To be a Distinguished Emerald Club, the club must provide a member experience at a level attained by only the finest clubs in the world. Boardrooms criteria for member experience include intangible quality, service quality, governance quality, facility quality, and product quality. The Ronto Group is also developing Naples Square, the Seaglass high-rise tower within Bonita Bay, and Orange Blossom. A new project located on Central Avenue in downtown Naples is in development. Visit the TwinEagles Sales Center at 11330 Twin Eagles Boulevard. Visit Twin Eagles online at twineagles.com. Above: The verandahs at TwinEagles 47,000 square-foot clubhouse overlook the finishing holes of the communitys two golf courses. The Clubhouse offers a heralded fine dining experiences under the direction of awardwinning Executive Chef Chas Tatigian. Left: The Ronto Group designed and built a TwinEagles resort-style swimming pool and 6,430-square foot fitness center. 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6 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 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 MintoUSA.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 JUNE 8-14, 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 BlvdTamia mi 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 86 9 1 9 1 84 41 41 CENTRAL 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 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 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 e 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 Gold en Gate Blv dCollier BlvdAve Maria Universityen eOrangetreeAve Maria Golden Gates Estates EAST 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 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 a 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 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 8 884 26 Historic Downtown River District
8 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYKalea Bays first tower nears selloutTower 2 contracts 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 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 under contract in our second tower exceeds the $65 million mark. The new 22-story tower, with 120 residences, will have 20 floors of residences over two floors of parking. The incredibly designed residences offer views of the Gulf of Mexico and pristine nature preserve. Six floor plans are available in Tower 2. Residences 1 and 6 are 3-bedroom plus den/3.5 bath plans with 3,704 total square feet. Residences 2 and 5, with 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, have 3,791 total square feet. Residences 3 and 4 are 4-bedroom/4.5bath plans also with 3,791 total square feet. Residents will revel in Gulf views, open floor plans, a private elevator leading directly into their residence and wood floors throughout, said Lodge. The custom kitchens have Wolf and SubZero appliances, a natural gas range, luxury cabinetry, quartz countertops, a Butlers pantry and oversized island, all of which are standard features. Our floor plans have an open design we call lifestyle designs that blends the kitchen seamlessly into the living and dining rooms, perfect for the way people live today, said Lodge. The master bedroom includes an oversized walk-in closet while the master bath has his and hers vanities, quartz countertops, luxury cabinetry, a soaking tub and separate glass-enclosed shower. All master suites, kitchens and main living areas have direct views to the water and preserve. They are perfect vantage points to watch our spectacular sunsets, Lodge said. Additional residential features include floor-to-ceiling windows and doors that open to large lanais with transparent glass rails. We take our outdoor living as seriously as our indoor living with oversized lanais on every residence, said Lodge. High-tech wiring and fully equipped laundry rooms round out the list of features, she noted. Dramatic views are available to every homeowner, no matter which floor they live on as the towers amenities are located on the rooftop including the sky lounge, a dramatic pool and the 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-the-art 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. The Club at Kalea Bay will be in excellent hands when it opens. Thats because Stephen G. Jones, CCM, was recently hired as the Clubs General Manager. Jones is a Certified General Manager, one of only 1,200 in the country. The Manchester, England native has worked in the cities of London and Atlanta, as well as on Grand Cayman Island in the Caribbean. More than 20 years ago he moved to Naples and has been associated with some of the finest Beach and Golf Clubs in the area. 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, two-tenths of a mile. Additional information is available by calling (239) 793-0110 or online at KaleaBay.com. Above: All master bedrooms offer views of the Gulf of Mexico. Kalea Bay residences have very open floor plans. Tower 2, which was released for sale at the start of the year, is 22 stories tall. Left: Kalea Bays 88,000-square-foot clubhouse, with three pools, is slated to be completed in November. 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LUXE LIVINGFLORIDA WEEKLYTHE NAPLES LUXURY HOME REDEFINED JUNE 2017 AMBER FREDERICKSON PHOTOGRAPHY / COURTESY PHOTO FRE RE E DER DER DER DER ICK ICK ICK ICK SON SON SON SON PH PH PH PH OTO OTO OTO OTO GRA GRA GRA GRA PH PH P Makeover Out with the old ... almost 6Designer Q&AJinx McDonald elicits oohs and ahhs 2Design SocietyOut and about at design events 12 M O o Y Y / / CO C PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 A Diana Avenue home perfectly reimagines the modern aesthetic Page 8 MID-CENTURY
2 LUXE LIVING JUNE 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY PublisherShelley Hobbsshobbs@floridaweekly.comEditorCindy Piercecpierce@floridaweekly.comLuxe Living WriterMichael Korb Graphic DesignerMeg RoloffCirculation ManagerMaggie Humphreymaggie@floridaweekly.comAccount ExecutivesNicole Ryannryan@floridaweekly.comCori Higginschiggins@floridaweekly.comAdam Schonbergaschonberg@floridaweekly.com Andrew McAuleyandrew.firstname.lastname@example.orgSales and Marketing AssistantKatie Babkakbabka@floridaweekly.comPublished by Florida Media Group LLCNaples Florida Weekly 9051 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 202 Naples, Florida 34108 Phone 239.325.1960www.FloridaWeekly.com Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2016 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.JINX MCDONALDJinx McDonald of Jinx McDonald Interior Designs has always brought a quiet sophistication to her projects. From major new construction and models to smaller redesigns, she has brought her uniquely talented eye to projects not only locally, but to international locations in Canada, Ireland and her native Jamaica. Luxe Livings Michael Korb spoke to her about her profession and experiences. Q: Is there a moment you can look back on that was the moment you decided you wanted to be an interior designer? A: As a child I had always shared a bedroom with my younger sister. Then when I was about 11 years old, my mother let me have my own bedroom and allowed me to decorate it the way I wanted. I loved the experience and was pleased as punch with the results. After that, there was no stopping me. I became very sensitive to my surroundings, always trying to re-organize things to suit my taste. Q: Where did you learn your craft? A: I think it is a gift I inherited from some very talented designers/architects in my family. I was also given free reign in the garden and learned how to make beautiful flower arrangements. As a young girl, I helped many of my friends decorate their rooms. It was no surprise when I decided to study interior design at college in London. I married young, and as I moved from cottage to little house to bigger house, people would always ooh and ahh over the gardens and interiors I created. That was in Jamaica. When I moved to Atlanta, I did a two-year course in interior design at Atlanta Area Tech and then opened my own business, International Accents Inc.SEE Q&A, PAGE 4 leaves her design mark on interiors around the worldVANESSA RODGERS / COURTESY PHOTODESIGNER Q&A le in ta te al th h fl A m r VANESSA RODGERS / COURTESY PHOTO VANESSARODGERS/COURTESYPHOTO Jinx McDonald BONITA SPRINGS | BRANDON | CLEARWATER | FT. MYERS | SARASOTA | TAMPA | FLORIDALEATHERGALLERY.COM BONITA SPRINGS SHOWROOM, 28701 SOUTH TAMIAMI TRAIL, 239.948.2889 & FORT MYERS SHOWROOM, 11016 SOUTH CLEVELAND AVENUE, 239.936.1511 F L O R I D A LEATHER G A L L E R Y Its whats new at Florida Leather Gallery.vibeOUR
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4 LUXE LIVING JUNE 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY Q: Tell us a little about your design experiences. A: Naples has been my permanent home for more than 25 years now, and I am really proud of the achievements and reputation of my company. Ive done some truly exciting projects over the years, and all so different, from a completely green totally off the grid family compound at Governors Harbour in the Bahamas to a picturesque home in the Iriah countryside of Connemara, complete with conservatory and a tea station overlooking the most magnificent view of the Atlantic. I designed a huge mountaintop home in Colorado, with a heated driveway and an incredible barn, fully stocked with horses, donkeys and goats (I will never forget you, Gladys!). I have delivered and installed furniture to several holiday homes on Block Island, R.I., by ferry (totally stressful); delivered and installed furniture by buck-hoist to condos in Naples highrises under construction; renovated the old Spanish fort, ringed with the original cannons, on the point at Discovery Bay, Jamaica. I have been flown by private jet to New York with clients who have had famous designers and stores open privately for our shopping; and Ive done one of the five most expensive seaside estates in the United States. Overall, it has been a lot of very un-glamorous blood, sweat and tears, mixed with moments of sheer terror and/or ecstatic joy. Q: What questions do you ask clients during your first meeting? A: There are a couple of crucial questions I ask a potential client at the first meeting: What is their lifestyle? Do they live formally or do they lounge around with feet up? Do they have children? Is this going to be their permanent residence or a holiday home for a few weeks per year? What is their budget? How much do they imagine spending on their new home? These are all equally important questions, and I dont move forward until they have been sorted. One client took me so seriously she flew me and my assistant to Vancouver for 24 hours to view their lifestyle. Unfortunately, the Canadian immigration authorities didnt quite get this, and we spent many valuable hours being interrogated at the airport before we were allowed entry to Canada. Anyway, Vancouver was checked off my bucket list. The budget question is, of course, a very sensitive one, and most people have no idea what finishing and furnishing a home can cost. I am extremely thankful for the clients who have done a little research before calling me. Q: Do you have a formula for how you build out a room? A: The very first thing I consider when designing a room is the outlook: Which direction does it face and what is the view? I am always wary of westfacing rooms on the Gulf of Mexico with lots of harsh sunlight on huge glass windows or doors. This will have a big impact on my choice of fabrics, colors and window treatments. The purpose of the room is extremely important, too. If it is to be the main TV room, then that affects the direction the seating units must face and makes the specification of window treatments even more crucial. I think it is skills in anticipating and solving potential problems like this that differentiates a good designer from a poor one. Jinx McDonald Interior Designs 1959 Trade Center Way, Naples 598-4800; www.jinxmcdonald.comDESIGNER Q&AQ&AFrom page 2From the dramatic stylings of the West Indies in a master suite to a supremely elegant dining room and incredibly comfortable outdoor and indoor living rooms, Jinx McDonald melds comfort, usability and sophistication to create spaces that are both inviting and lovely. RANDALL PERRY/ TOM HARPER / AMBER FREDERRIKSEN / COURTESY PHOTOS IMAGINE. DESIGN. BUILD.COMPLETE RENOVATIONS KITCHEN & BATH DESIGN EXTERIOR INTERIOR INTERIOR DESIGN CGC# 1507216 RENOVATIONS-PLUS.COM 239.593.620011983 TAMIAMI TRAIL N., SUITE #110, NAPLES, FL 34110OUTDOOR KITCHENS OUTDOOR LIVING ROOMS PERGOLAS | WOOD TRIM LANAI CEILING TOUNGE & GROOVE ADDITIONS CROWN MOLDING CUSTOM BUILT-IN CABINETRY PAINTING | FAUX FINISHING BACKSPLASH TILE DESIGN & INSTALLATION
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6 LUXE LIVING JUNE 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY BY MICHAEL KORBFlorida Weekly CorrespondentIts a story as old as time itself: Naples condo owner hires talented interior designer to end said owners long journey through Tuscany. When the owner of this 18th floor residence in La Scala at the Colony in Bonita Springs called interior designer Pamela Durkin, she had already been living with the formerly popular Italian dcor for close to seven years. Its safe to say that although the furnishings were well done originally, the owner wanted to put her own stamp on her surroundings. She had purchased the home fully furnished, so she inherited some things and then brought in some of the other things, Ms. Durkin says. The interesting part of this project is that we retained a lot of elements that she loved and made use of many pieces of furniture that she loved. I am a big proponent of keeping pieces that you love and getting rid of the pieces that you dont. Its a good cleansing process. And while some rooms of the 3,000-square-foot home were outfitted with totally new furniture and accessories (such as the family room, which got a remarkable faux grass cloth treatment), the formal living room and dining room saw extensive rehabilitation. For example, some pieces of art were reframed to unload their heavy, ornate gold frames. And Ms. Durkin moved the large living room piece lower (its now sitting just 15 inches above the floor), making it much more prominent. I love big pieces of art, the designer says. They can add a very strong look. In addition, living-room chairs that were originally upholstered in gold silk were recovered in plain chenille. And in the dining room, all of the owners original furniture was kept, albeit with alterations: The chairs were recovered and the base of the table (which was originally brown and gold) refinished in a silver leaf. A new LED chandelier was installed to give the space a more modern vibe. But there was a lot more to this remodel than just recovering a few pieces of furniture and reframing some artwork. Ms. Durkin removed a wall from the kitchen in order to help make the space more manageable, then replaced the kitchen tile flooring with matching hardwoods from the main living area. She also modified the soffits to better define the spaces and incorporated a drapery pocket along the sliders. Meanwhile, the kitchen went from dark cherry to soft white cabinetry. She really wanted a change, Ms. Durkin says. We had a discussion about whether to keep the island the same color (as the rest of the new cabinetry), but I thought it would be boring. I knew having something nice and dark would be great. She was right (as the photo at top attests). Another nice touch to the curved island: double-stacking the granite surface at the edges, which makes it appear much thicker than standard. Pendant lights add a bit of sparkle, but most of the kitchens dazzle can be attributed to the backsplash of glass tiles in light blues, dark blues and greens that shimmer in the light and pay homage to the water view below. She wanted to clean it up overall and for it to look beautiful, Ms. Durkin says of the client. But she also wanted it to be comfortable. She didnt want people to think they couldnt sit on anything. And she loves colors and wanted to incorporate the colors from the large piece of art in the living room. She wanted them pulled out, but in a sophisticated way. All in all, it feels like Tuscany was a long, long time ago. Pamela Durkin Designs 2016 Trade Center Way 594-9798; www.pamela-durkin.comMAKEOVEROut with the old almostRepurposing gives quality furniture new life and makes a renovation at once new and familiarThis La Scala at the Colony condo went from dated Tuscan to modern sophisticate thanks to the talented eye of interior designer Pamela Durkin. Now the interior rivals that gorgeous view. Some of the homeowners original furnishings were of such good quality that Ms. Durkin was able to give them new life. For example, the living and dining room chairs benefitted from reupholstery, and the dining room table base was recoated in silver leaf to make it totally fresh. RANDALL PERRY / COURTESY PHOTOS T h fr o c a r io int Before te int BeforeBefore
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8 LUXE LIVING JUNE 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYCOVER STORY AMBER FREDERICKSON PHOTOGRAPHY / COURTESY PHOTOS BY MICHAEL KORBFlorida Weekly CorrespondentIf you dont mind getting your hands dirty, there are many opportunities to be had in the Naples real estate market. And Tommy Houchin of Houchin Construction is a bit more willing to get into it than most. When he renovated a house on Diana Avenue a couple years ago with the intention of flipping, his parents liked it so much they moved in. And when the house across the street became available, Mr. Houchin realized that with a little elbow grease it could be something special that he would like to keep for himself. I fell in love with the backyard, he says. I bought the lot because I loved the oak trees. There is a large oak that has been there for years that we basically designed the house around. The plan was to keep as much of the original 1968 block structure as possible. After taking off the roof and running into cast iron sewer pipes, however, the project more or less became a new build. Like we said, Mr. Houchin doesnt mind getting his hands dirty. I have always loved mid-century modern, he says. And I wanted something that fit into the neighborhood and wasnt like this big monster. It looks like it could have been here for years but its new. He worked with architect Josh Valle (who now works for Houchin Construction) to create the fourbedroom, three-bath, 2,400-square-foot (under air) home you see here. It also has a detached cabana and full outdoor kitchen. Gone are the 8-foot ceilings of the claustrophobic original ranch-style home, replaced with a light, airy, vaulted roof and lovely open spaces. I love that it has a lot of natural light, says Mr. Houchin. I like the clerestory angular windows in the living area. And the cypress tongue-and-groove wood ceilings. We also did the soffits in the same direction, so when you are sitting inside the house, it looks like the ceiling goes all the way through the walls. Adding to the style, they incorporated LED tape lighting in the soffits instead of recessed can lights Top: Homeowner/contractor Tommy Houchin of Houchin Construction took the dark ranch-style block house that formerly sat on this site and transformed it into a stunning mid-century modern showplace. Above: The kitchen dazzles thanks to an azul calcite backsplash and white quartz counter surfaces. The island seating offers the perfect pop of color. MID-CENTURYA Diana Avenue home perfectly reimagines the modern aesthetic magic
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com JUNE 2017 LUXE LIVING 9COVER STORYalong the main roof. It gives the edge a funky glow that looks cool from the street and the outdoor living areas. Its an easy house to entertain in and an easy house to maintain, says Mr. Houchin. It opens up really well, so you can have a lot of people at the cabana, the fireplace, the outdoor living space or the kitchen and bar and living room. But its not a huge house. And its very private in the back. And though its perfectly integrated, the cabana, which incorporates the outdoor kitchen, was actually an afterthought. After the main structure went up and Mr. Houchin and Mr. Valle looked at the two oak trees out back, they got out a measuring tape to see if they could fit a cabana between them. It morphed into something with a full kitchen and even a TV for outdoor movie nights. Pretty cool. Inside, the open concept makes everything accessible and convenient. I wanted to keep it one floor, says Mr. Houchin, whos not a fan of twostory, box-like homes. And this doesnt look overly built. Its deceiving when you walk in. It is larger than it looks. Walking through the front door puts guests immediately into the middle of the action, as the great room and kitchen are focal points. In fact, the kitchen is almost a jewelry box tucked into the space, delighting the eyes with an azul calcite backsplash over white quartz surfaces on the counter and island. The brightness is balanced by the English white oak flooring. Blue counter-height chairs (chosen by designer Kelli Sultan of KVS Interior Design, as were most of the furnishings and accessories) give a dash of color along the kitchen island. The main living and dining area is highlighted by a coffee table that was originally the trunk of a massive tree. They burn it to char it dark and then they wipe it with a sealer so it doesnt chalk anymore, Mr. Houchin explains The master suite takes an artistic approach to minimalism, with sparse furnishings keeping the long lines of Mr. Valles architectural design. Linnear venting keeps things cool both literally and guratively. Mr. Houchin fell in love with the property because of its backyard, replete with two stunning live oaks. So architect Josh Valle literally designed the house around the trees, making the home feel as though it could have been on the street for decades. Interior designer Kelli Sultan added furnishings that are both modern and organic. The coffee table in the living room is the trunk of an old tree that was charred and then sealed.SEE MID-CENTURY, PAGE 10
10 LUXE LIVING JUNE 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY COVER STORY about the eye-catching coffee table. It weighs somewhere between 300 and 500 pounds. The floating shelves above the fireplace are made from the same charred wood. The dining table is also a live edge piece, but remains raw and uncharred. The entire space is a perfect example of a mid-century modern revival. Adding to the organics is a large, saltwater aquarium that Mr. Houchin maintains himself. Having been born and raised in Naples, Ive always had a love for sea life and decided for this new house, Id get a tank, he says. I tell everybody who says, Oh man, your tank is so cool I should get one Well, if youre comfortable with buying a $100 fish and watching it die in three weeks, then you need to get into it. If not, its not for you. Ouch. But it does look cool. And out front, the home is just as impressive, incorporating horizontal windows and tapered rooflines that compliment the sectioned slab driveway. It was Joshs idea to incorporate three different elements on the exterior, Mr. Houchin says. We decided on stucco, brick and lap siding. And we kept that theme for the outdoor kitchen and everywhere else. It just creates a unique look when you use three elements. Given that the original structure was low, dark, dated and hidden, this new home is a welcome and stylish addition to Diana Avenue. Very cool, indeed. Houchin Construction 700 Industrial Blvd. 643-1783 www.houchinconstruction.com KVS Interior Design 15880 Chief Court, Fort Myers 949-7600 www.keepvisualizingstyle.comFloating counters and acrylic wall panels in a wave pattern keep the master bath clean and simple, while the modern chandelier and shower head add a bit of pizazz.MID-CENTURYFrom page 9 Live Edge | Traditional | ContemporaryMiromar Design Center, Suite 190 10800 Corkscrew Rd, Estero, FL 33928 239.949.5889 | emsoberonoutlet.com TARACEA SHOWROOM
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14 LUXE LIVING JUNE 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY BY MICHAEL KORBFlorida Weekly CorrespondentWhen you find yourself wandering through Angela Fine Furnishings, you are right to be dazzled by the elegant furniture and accessories. But you might not realize that the stores owner is far more inspiring than any exquisite piece within. You see, Angela Lossias story is a moving example of perseverance in the face of adversity. She moved to the area in 2006 to be a manager of a business at Miromar Design Center. By 2009, however, thanks to the economic downturn, she was out of a job and living on unemployment. But she had made such an impression on the Miromar management team that they called her up and asked her to open her own showroom in the center. I said, With what? My $300 a week? Ms. Lossia recalls with a smile. Despite her finances, she took a chance on herself, accepting the offer and using what little savings she had to buy some accessories and lamps. I thought, Well, I can only go up, she says. Thanks to her talent, the business grew. But in 2014, the unimaginable happened. Her pregnant daughter had a medical emergency that required doctors to induce early labor on Easter Sunday. In order to be with her daughter, Ms. Lossia had her son, Tom, drive her to he airport so she could fly up north for the delivery. Though the baby was born perfectly healthy, Tom, a seemingly healthy, strong, muscular young man, died that night in his sleep from an undiagnosed heart defect. He was 33. Within a few hours, Ms. Lossia went from elation to despair. It would have been easy to just give up from sheer heartbreak. Instead, she persevered and decided to risk everything on moving her business from the design center in Estero to North Naples, where it opened to the public with five interior designers. Now the stylish boutique is thriving SHOP TALKAngela Fine Furnishings showcases elegance and style with a healthy dose of inspirationAngela Fine Furnishings owner Angela Lossia is a big fan of sparkle when it comes to accessories. Her showroom in North Naples is filled with items you wont find anywhere else, and there are five interior designers at the ready to advise and assist, no matter how big or small your interior design dreams. TIM GIBBONS / FLORIDA WEEKLY si h c d wa An Na no Sothebys International Realty and Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each o ce is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. Forever golf course views and sunsets in The Quarry ...and lives like a single family home $424,500 Dave & Ann Renner Dave Renner: 239.784.5552 Ann Renner: 239.784.5555 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org renners2.com The Venetian Village O ce 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd N., #100 Naples, FL 34103 Trusted. Proven. Respected.
FLORIDA WEEKLY JUNE 2017 LUXE LIVING 15thanks to its owners discerning eye. I want to be an inspiration to people, Ms. Lossia says. No matter what happens in your life, you can still look forward with your goals. Never go backward. We all have bumpy roads. We all fall. But the only way out is to get a ladder and take one step at a time. What she created is a beautiful 3,500-square-foot space (a quarter of the size of her Miromar storefront) that appeals to discriminating buyers looking for something different. If you want something new and innovative, she says, we mix transitional with a touch of rustic, organic with contemporary. And though shes not a designer, she picks every item. After all, her name is on the sign. And you can buy right off the floor, whether its a sofa or a vase that catches your eye. Of course, much of her business is custom orders, so she can get anything you might need, whether its in house or not. The store is eye candy, the proud proprietor says. Even if you dont need anything, you should come and see. I believe in sparkle. I buy a lot of metals: silver, gold, overleaf, anything with little sparkle. Were upscale, but affordable. And dont forget inspirational. Angela Fine Furnishings 14700 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 3, North Naples 390-2300 www.angelafinefurnishings.comFrom large pieces such as beds and sofas to smaller accessories and art, Ms. Lossia has designed the store to be pure eye candy. She invites people to stop in even when they dont need anything, just to get some ideas on how to change up their spaces. Though this store is much smaller than her former location at Miromar Design Center, the boutique vibe of the space makes a visit feel like a treasure hunt each and every time. Fr o to s ha s S h e do n o n Duette Honeycomb Shades Pirouette window shadings Skyline Gliding Window Panels FORT MYERS15881 S Tamiami Trl Ste 2 M-F: 9:00am 5:00pm Sat: By Appointment Only 239-415-7312 NAPLES7740 Preserve Ln Ste 11 M-F: 9:00am 5:00pm Sat: By Appointment Only 239-631-2528At Home Blinds & Decor, Inc.www.athomeblinds.com
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