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OPINION A4 GUEST COMMENTARY A6 CLUB NOTES A16 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A18 HEALTHY LIVING A20 BUSINESS A24-27 OPEN HOUSE MAP B30 BOOK REVIEW C2 PUZZLES C14 ANTIQUES C17 SOCIETY C22-23 CUISINE NEWS C25-27 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.comWEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2018 Baker Park milestoneBlair Bridge ribbon-cutting, and more Networking photos. A27 BY ROBBIE SPENCERrspencer@ oridaweekly.comLess than 24 months ago it appeared one of the great Naples traditions could be dead in the water. The possibility was put to rest, however, by the Naples Junior Chamber, aka the Jaycees. The group stepped in to save the Great Dock Canoe Race, an end-of-season celebration that has taken place at The Dock Restaurant at Crayton Cove every year since 1977. The 42nd annual GDCR: Reel or FantaSea makes its big splash Saturday, May 12. Back in 2016 when the announcement was made that the event was going to end, we jumped in and talked to the organizers, said Naples attorney Matt Flores, Jaycees president and chair of the GDCR committee. The 2017 race was the first one under the Jaycees banner. Aside from keeping the tradition alive, Mr. Flores believes the Jaycees have put their own stamp on things. My goal was to give it a family-friendly Great Dock Canoe Race set for 42nd annual splash Cuba 101Caribbean-ophile Michael Connors to share insights about Cubas amazing art and architecture. C1 House HuntingA three-bedroom penthouse at Naples Bay Resort for $1,750,000. B1 Behind the WheelEnjoy the premium privilegesof BMWs 430i convertible. A12 SEE CANOE, A14 W EEK O F APRIL 26M toBY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ UXURY REAL ESTATE SALES IN FLORIDA COULD GET A boost from a rule in the federal tax bill that President Donald Trump signed into law in December. The rule caps SALT or state and local tax deductions at $10,000, when before those deductions were unlimited. Those include real estate, and either income taxes or sales taxes. For wealthy people who itemize deductions, income LSEE ESCAPE, A8 A rule in the new tax law that caps state and local deductions could A rule in the new tax law that caps state and local deductions could be a tipping point for high-income residents of states like New York, be a tipping point for hig h-income residents of states like New York, New Jersey, and even California, who are looking at buying homes in New Jersey, and even California, who are looking at buying homes in Florida and officially calling the Sunshine State home. Florida and officially calling the Sunshine State home. Vol. X, No. 27 FREE


A2 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY roger COMMENTARYWeak and timid RepublicansWhen Dr. Ralph Reeds survey from the Faith & Freedom Coalition arrived in the mailbox of reader Bill Summerfield and his wife, Lois Hatcher, she almost hit the roof, as he put it. So Mr. Summerfield forwarded to me the survey of 10,000,000 American Voters on President Donald Trumps Agenda for America. It has a primary goal: to apply pressure on the many weak and timid Republicans in Congress who are cowering in the corner and who drag their heels on President Trumps agenda for America thinking this will help them curry favor with the dishonest news media and Left who are stopping at nothing to destroy President Trump. What an experience, reading Reeds Chicken-Little survey. It offered Mr. Summerfield, Ms. Hatcher and 9,999,998 other Christian voters leading questions that seem to suggest the sky is falling. Questions like this: How important is it to you for President Trump to quickly reverse and undo all government regulations (many enacted by Obama) that punish Christians for practicing and living their Christian faith? (Fact: Christians, Muslims, Jews and everybody else practice their faith freely in this society. Still.) Or this: What is your opinion ofPresident Trump UNDO(ing) all of President Obamas Executive Orders that attack Christians, attack religious freedom, attack the family, and attack common sense? (Fact: presidential orders dont attack Christians or religious freedom or families. They may or may not show common sense thats arguable.) Or this: President Trump is now moving criminal aliens out of America He has terminated Barack Obamas deadly nonenforcement policies that allow thousands of criminal aliens to freely roam our streets What is your opinion? (Fact: Apprehension of illegal immigrants, and deportations, were higher during President Obamas administration than ever before or since.) Or this: We must move quickly before the anti-Christian, anti-family, anti-freedom Left has a chance to regroup ... We also know how timid many conservative members of Congress are in the face of all the attacks by the media and the Left. Move quickly is a euphemism for Give Me Your Money. Calling his survey, this 90-day emergency campaign, Dr. Reed offers 10 million Americans a chance to put their money in his pocket, by checking the biggest box they can in the amount of $15, $20, $30, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 (or even) my best gift $ ... Old Ralph doesnt mess around. He kicks a whole fire-ant hill of Republicans by calling them, weak and timid. I wonder how that will go over with some of the Republicans I know? They arent weak, they arent timid and they certainly arent stupid. As it turns out, Dr. Reed holds a Ph.D. in history from Emory University, the same place former Republican House leader and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich got his. And he has a history himself. He spent part of his youth in Miami before attending the University of Georgia to earn an undergraduate degree in history. As an editor for the universitys student newspaper, he was kicked off the staff for plagiarism. Later, he headed the famous Christian Coalition from 1989 to 1997, but quit when the IRS and the Federal Election Commission started investigating the organizations finances. As the millennium turned, Dr. Reed became part of lobbyist Jack Abramoffs scheme to bribe public officials and cheat his clients Abramoff went to jail. Implicated but never charged, Dr. Reed earned a lot of money from native Americans. The Choctow Tribe in Alabama paid Reed $1.2 million at one point to advance its gambling interests. The money came through a third party, at his request, so it wouldnt be apparent to a conservative Christian base that he was championing gambling, according to a final report from the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. Although he sought a lieutenant governor seat in Georgia after that, the GOP leadership ultimately dropped him. So he founded the Faith & Freedom Coalition, relying heavily, perhaps, on what hed learned at the Leadership Institute, a nonprofit agency that teaches conservative Americans how to influence policy through direct participation, activism and leadership, and how to succeed in politics, government and the media. Presumably by lying, if necessary. Among other graduates are Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Mitch McConnell, along with other politicians and lobbyists. He described Faith & Freedom this way not long after hed founded it in 2009: Sort of a 21st century version of the Christian Coalition on steroids, married with Moveon. org, with a sprinkling of the NRA. Jesus, guns and politics. Thats always been a fertile combination for irrational, angry, self-righteous con artists. Dr. Reed is such a figure himself, a strident polemicist who believes lies are useful tools for achieving any end in political life. His pitch is both cynical and cancerous to a democratic republic in which disagreement and conversation are traditional strengths, not traitorous weaknesses. But real conversation, and for that matter healthy disagreement, depend on participants who try to accept and marshal facts, not misrepresentations. One of the survey questions that irritated Bill Summerfield and Lois Hatcher the most, they said, was No. 14: President Trump says he will END the anti-Christian, anti-American so-called COMMON CORE curriculum produced by the U.S. Department of Education under President Obama. Ms. Hatcher taught public school for 40 years. As she and her husband pointed out in a note, common core didnt come from the U.S. Department of Education. The idea came from a group of governors. It was supported by both Republicans (former Gov. Jeb Bush was one of its chief champions) and Democrats. Like it or not, its a bipartisan American invention, some say intervention, designed to make us better as a people. Like telling the truth.


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A4 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY PublisherShelley Hobbsshobbs@floridaweekly.comEditorCindy Piercecpierce@floridaweekly.comReporters & ColumnistsEric Bretan Stephanie Davis Jerry Greenfield Bob Harden Dan Hudak Phil Jason Myles Kornblatt Lindsey Nesmith Scott Simmons Robbie Spencer Drew Sterwald Nancy Stetson Evan Williams Roger WilliamsPhotographersPeggy Farren Tim Gibbons Vandy Major Bernadette La Paglia Charlie McDonald Bob Raymond Ivan SeligmanCopy EditorCathy CottrillFood & Wine EditorKaren Feldmankfeldman@floridaweekly.comPresentation EditorEric Raddatzeraddatz@floridaweekly.comAssistant Presentation EditorHannah KruseProduction ManagerAlisa Bowmanabowman@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersMeg Roloff Chris Andruskiewicz Paul Heinrich Scott Sleeper Circulation SupervisorTara Circulation AssistantTom HumphreyCirculationGreg Tretwold Anthony Scrace Allan Clayton Maria ChavezAccount ExecutivesDave Dalfonsodave.dalfonso@floridaweekly.comCori Higginschiggins@floridaweekly.comLexi Marklelexi.markle@floridaweekly.comNicole Ryannryan@floridaweekly.comAdam Schonberg aschonberg@floridaweekly.comSales and Marketing AssistantKatie BabkaBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis Jeffrey Cull Jim Dickerson 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 and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $34.95 in-county$53.95 in-state $60.95 out-of-state OPINIONRyan gets out while the gettings goodIn Washington politics, rarely does anybody fully mean what he or she says. But few who know Paul Ryan doubt that hes sincere when he explains that hes abandoning his all-consuming job as House speaker to spend much more time with his wife, Janna, and their three kids. Believe it when he says hes not running for re-election to Congress because hes longing to be more than a Saturday dad. So, hell be going home to Janesville, Wis., as a private citizen next year. However, another reality in Washington is that there usually is more to the story. The speaker is immensely powerful on paper, being second in line for presidential succession and leading the House of Representatives. But leading this group of House Republicans is an exercise in frustration. True, they hold a majority in Congress, but thats illusory. In fact, the GOP is badly split between conservatives, extremists and wackos. Trying to please them all is impossible. They run roughshod over each other as often as they do the hapless Democrats. All too often, the roughshodee is Paul Ryan even though he has a longstanding reputation as an ambitious man who has been able to have it both ways, a harsh but reasonable-appearing rightwinger. But now he wants to step off for a while, or at least have it appear that he is. Now that Donald Trump has taken over, Ryans survival skills dictate that he embrace the president at the same time he keeps him at arms length. Thats exhausting, and increasingly difficult, particularly since Trump has this tendency to go kablooey as the walls close in. And theyre closing in. Special counsel Robert Muellers investigation is grinding on, and POTUS is in a tizzy. Hes lashing out, and who knows what hell do as the pressure builds. Washington is not the place to be for someone who wants to position himself as a leader of the I told you so gang after the kablooey really hits the fan. Ryans hometown is about as not Washington as any place can be to escape the splatter. Besides, in Speaker Ryans case, he certainly has calculated that the time has come to get out while the gettings good. Its no fun being a minority leader, and its looking like the GOP might just lose control of the House. Forty-plus Republican members are exiting stage right, or being forced out because of scandals. If the Democrats avoid the tendency to squander their own momentum and actually assume the majority, Donald Trumps presidency might well be toast, particularly if Mueller lowers the boom or Trump lowers it on himself. Meanwhile, back under the Capitol Hill big top, the circus will become a political freakshow as those Paul Ryan left behind try not to look like clowns as they maneuver to replace him. The difficulty is to break out the long knives while not appearing to be a crude backstabber. But now Paul Ryan can be above all that. If you dont think all of this has occurred to Ryan, I have some dairy land in Wisconsin I can sell you. Soon, he will be back in Janesville with the family. He insists that he wont run for office again. Dont bet on it. Bob Franken is an Emmy Awardwinning reporter who covered Washington for more than 20 years with CNN. No one likes a prig with an ax to grindJames Comey did it, naturally, for the children. Why does anyone in Washington take advantage of the most opportune moment to make a mint off publishing a tell-all book? Its never for the profits or the sheer satisfaction of sticking it to your enemies and putting yourself in the best possible light. No, theres always some ostensible higher cause. For the former FBI director, its demonstrating, through his own sterling example, what ethical leadership is, especially to young people. That the nations youth will be riveted to their TV screens in coming weeks, watching Comeys exquisitely thoughtful gymnastics of self-justification, and conclude that this is how to conduct themselves when they inherit the baton of the countrys leadership seems extremely unlikely. James Comey has managed the seemingly impossible. The former FBI director is locked in a death struggle with an unpopular president who makes even his allies cringe with his belittling nicknames, foolish threats and strange view of the presidency and somehow it is Comey who is coming away as the unlikable one. Thats because no one likes a prig, especially when he has an ax to grind. Comey has good reason to disdain Donald Trump, who fired him in humiliating circumstances and whose warped view of the Justice Department as an institution for the protection of the president is rightly anathema to him. Comey is just the latest of Trumps adversaries, though, who are diminished by the president dragging them down to his level and exposing their weaknesses. Every Washington memoir portrays its author as the smartest guy in the room; Comey is the most ethical guy in the room, and he lets us know it. Underneath the high-mindedness is a thirst for petty revenge. He says he took note of the size of Trumps hand when they first met smaller than his. He goes out of his way to say Trump looks like he wears tanning goggles. Is all fair in a struggle with a president who calls you a slime ball? Maybe. But this is another instance of the country not being well-served by the president or his opponents violating norms. Its not a healthy precedent for former FBI directors to attack presidents they served, even if briefly in terrible circumstances. It doesnt do the standing of our law enforcement and intelligence institutions any good to have the men recently entrusted with leading them, like James Comey and John Brennan, brand themselves as committed partisans almost immediately upon leaving government. Its understandable that Comey wants to get his side out. But hes already done that in his extensive memos that he made sure to leak upon his firing and in his congressional testimony. Hell probably have his moment in the sun again as a key witness in the Robert Mueller matter, depending on how it shakes out. Yet none of that is as remunerative as cashing in as a hero of the resistance when the Mueller investigation is perhaps at peak intensity. Nothing is better than being the most righteous guy in the room while still getting a huge payday. Children, take note. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly bob FRANKENSpecial to Florida Weekly


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A6 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY GUEST COMMENTARYThe good, the bad and the ugly of green energy BY DAVE TRECKERWhile controversy continues to buffet green energy, its useful to step back and look objectively at where things stand. The picture is both encouraging and discouraging. Encouraging: Solar and wind continue to gain ground at an astonishing rate. Renewables grew 12.8 percent in the U.S. in 2017, compared with a 7.7 percent decline in natural gas. Wind and solar combined now provide 8 percent of our electricity, up from 1 percent just a decade ago. Discouraging: Green sources still rely heavily on government subsidies, a crutch that will eventually hamper growth. The International Energy Agency estimates $100 billion a year is spent worldwide to subsidize renewable energy. In the U.S., in addition to a 30 percent investment credit (left intact in the recent tax overhaul), there are credits for operation and power-purchase agreements. Wind operators typically offer power at negative prices and make their money from tax credits. Encouraging: In spite of a resurgence in fossil fuels, the private sector is investing heavily in renewables. For example, commercial rooftop solar factories, warehouses, supermarkets reached an impressive 12 gigawatts in 2017. Falling prices spurred residential solar as well, with all-in costs averaging $2.80 per watt, down 61 percent from 2010. And more utilities are committing to wind and solar, including some in Florida. Discouraging: Costs are still far too high. According to the Council on Foreign Relations, for solar to provide 30 percent of the worlds energy needs, its cost would have to drop precipitously to something like 25 cents per watt, a decline so drastic that altogether new technology would be needed. Encouraging: Perovskite and kesterite cells might provide that technology. Using inexpensive minerals, these cells are far cheaper and potentially more efficient in converting light to electrical energy than conventional silicon. Scale-up efforts are underway. Discouraging: Footprints for solar fields and wind farms are enormous. For example, it would take more than 20 percent of Floridas land surface to house enough solar farms to power the Sunshine State. Wind is even worse. National Geographic estimates powering a meaningful portion of the Atlantic states would require 156,000 offshore windmills and 328,000 land-based turbines occupying a space the size of North Carolina. Not only is this impractical, it would be visual pollution on an unthinkable scale. Encouraging: Huge advances are being made in batteries, critical both for storing energy to be used when the sun doesnt shine and the wind doesnt blow and for powering electric cars. Advances include batteries based on inexpensive sulfur anodes, batteries that work at minus-70 degrees Celsius and batteries based on simple sunlight-induced chemical isomerization.The discoveries are just beginning, and the upside is enormous. Discouraging: Standard lithium-ion batteries the ones now used in electric cars are dependent on cobalt, a substance mined in only a few places, largely the Congo, and often in short supply. Experts say cobalt will be an integral part of batteries for the next three decades. If so, we can expect shortages, high prices and struggles to control the cobalt market. Encouraging: In spite of raw material problems, manufacturing capacity for batteries has soared, now standing at 110 gigawatt-hours a year. The price of a conventional lithium-ion battery has dropped from $1,200 per kilowatt-hour two decades ago to $200 today. Bank of America analysts expect the price to fall to $100 within five years. Discouraging: Parts wear out, and recycling is a foreign concept. As a result, a massive disposal problem looms for old batteries, wind turbine blades and solar panels. The potential for waste is enormous. By 2025, there will be 600,000 metric tons of unusable batteries from electric cars. By 2050, the International Renewable Energy Agency estimates solar panel waste could reach 78 million metric tons, and Europe alone could be facing disposal of 300,000 metric tons per year of decommissioned wind turbine blades. Selective dissolving, extracting, metallic sorting will be difficult said to be like unscrambling an egg and likely very expensive. Without low-cost recycling, the environmental benefits of green energy, and some of the economic ones as well, could be completely undone. So whats the bottom line? Renewables, growing like mad today, face an uncertain future. As an old researcher, I have to believe that with enough time and money science will solve most of the problems. In the meantime, lets be thankful we have a low-cost safety net in those dreaded fossil fuels. Could fracking be the bridge to renewables? Stranger things have happened. A Ph.D. chemist, Naples resident Dave Trecker retired as a senior vice president at Pfizer. He serves on a number of local boards. Follow his blog at




A8 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYtaxes alone exceed that amount, let alone property and sales taxes. If they also live in a relatively high tax state such as New York or New Jersey, that could make officially declaring Florida their home a more attractive proposition because it has no state income tax. Real estate agents, certified public accountants and other industry professionals say that since the law went into effect they have seen a flurry of interest from wealthy clients in higher-tax states who are looking at buying homes in South Florida and declaring the state their official domicile. Were getting a bump in the wealthiest people looking for this to minimize their tax liability, said Michelle Noga, a Realtor with the Palm Beach-based Fite Group, which sells luxury properties. Tiffany McQuaid of McQuaid & Company, a real estate brokerage based in Naples, has seen a recent uptick in buyers from places in upstate New York as well as the San Francisco area, she said, though its uncertain how much the $10,000 cap alone affected their decisions. For one of her clients, New York State-resident Louis Polsinello, it is a significant part of his plans to declare Florida as a domicile, maybe sooner rather than later. That cap at $10,000 isnt going to go very far when you make any kind of money, said Mr. Polsinello, owner of Polsinello Fuels, an oil company based outside Albany. New York has a maximum 8.82 percent state income tax, so tax on any income over $120,000 has already exceeded the $10,000 cap. And then you cant even take real estate taxes into consideration, Mr. Polsinello said. Areas of Palm Beach County have long been on the list of potential homes for people in the greater New York area, leading some to nickname it the sixth borough. Real estate broker David Fite of Fite Group, with its headquarters on Palm Beach island and an average home sale price of $1.8 million, is looking to capitalize on any new sales the $10,000 cap could inspire. Seventy percent of Fites business comes from the northeastern tri-state area: parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Especially when the tax plan went into effect we definitely saw a bump in hedge funds and wealthy New Yorkers and (people from) Chicago and even California inquiring and even purchasing multi-million-dollar homes in Palm Beach and Palm Beach County, Mr. Fite said. I think its going to be a boon for Florida in general but definitely the luxury markets in Florida, the waterfronts, Palm Beach island-type areas are going to see people that dont necessarily need to be based in New York that can live anywhere, theyre going to put their fulltime residence in Florida. Mr. Polsinello and his wife, who are in their late 50s, spend part of the year at a condo in Naples. They have considered making Florida their official residence for a number of years. Taxes, along with their enjoyment of the Naples area, both come into play. Were trying to make that decision, when do we make that move to make it our full-time residence? he said. Because of the tax law it could be significant savings for us to do that, so youve got to take a hard look at it financially. One of his business partners, and three friends, are looking at making Florida their official domicile as well, he said. One friend moved to Port Charlotte, he said. Ones looking at Bonita (Springs). And the rest are looking in Naples. Luxury properties in Collier County have been hot in the first quarter; some feel the $10,000 cap may have played a part. Home sales priced above $1 million in Naples during the first three months of the year were up 61 percent, according to the Naples Area Board of Realtors, and pending sales of condominiums priced at $2 million or more were up 109 percent from the same time last year. The higher priced homes are surprisingly doing well, said Michael Kilbourn, a financial and wealth preservation planner in Naples and coauthor of The Florida Domicile Handbook. Thats kind of a sweet spot in the $2 to $4 million range, possibly because of the incentive given by the change in the income tax law. Along with its sunshine and coastlines, Florida has long been sold as a tax-friendly state. The cap on SALT deductions could be a tipping point that pushes some high-income residents in other areas of the country to look at calling Florida home. But to take advantage of the Sunshine States lower taxes they would have to disconnect from their current home state, which isnt always easy. Mr. Kilbourn stresses that becoming a Floridian is not as easy as buying a home here and declaring it your domicile. The Sunshine State may be happy to have you pay taxes here without much trouble. A new Florida drivers license, electing a homestead exemption on a home, registering to vote, and changing your mailing address are among a simple checklist of to dos. But states where you stop paying taxes will likely audit the decision, especially for high-income earners. If the state decides it has evidence you still live there the decision could ultimately go before a judge. You have to prove your intent to make (Florida) a domicile, Mr. Kilbourn said. Owning a home could help prove that intent, but theres no rule against renting. Though each state has separate requirements, New York generally will claim you as its resident if you have a home there and spend 183 days or more in the state per year. It may also look at credit card statements, the clubs you belong to, where your kids go to school, where your business is located, and other considerations. Mr. Kilbourn added that in one case an audit from New York required a man to come up with the number of cell phone tower pings from his phone to prove he was no longer living there. If you have homes in two states, there is even an app called TaxBird that tracks your whereabouts and gives you alerts when you are nearing your state residency threshold. For Mr. Polsinello, making Florida home for tax purposes means he may have to give up the title of president and CEO of his company in New York. On ESCAPEFrom page 1 NOGA FITE PHOTOS BY FITE GROUPProperties listed on Palm Beach-based Fite Groups website may get higher in demand due to changes in our nations tax laws. MCQUAID


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Ms. Midney will participate in a panel discussion at the Florida College Access Network Summit on Friday, May 11, to address how a contingent of Collier County groups worked together to ensure the Class of 2018 did not have their dreams dashed by Hurricane Irma. Many Collier families, particularly those in Immokalee served by the Guadalupe Center, experienced significant property damage and job loss because of the storm. This is an incredible opportunity to share with my colleagues about how we were able to keep high school graduation, and college admission, a priority when students and their families were dealing with enormous stresses at home, Ms. Midney says. More than 300 college administrators and advocates from around Florida will attend the summit, she said, adding, I hope we can provide them with valuable lessons if they should ever have to overcome a similar situation. FCAN is a collaborative network of education leaders that aims to improve college and career readiness, access to higher education and degree completion for all Florida students. Members include public, private and not-for-profit institutions, foundations and organizations. Also on the Hurricane Irma panel are Peggy Aune, associate superintendent of curriculum and instruction for Collier County Public Schools; Lisa Church, vice president of Champions For Learning; and Jessica Manchette, senior director of programs for Champions For Learning. Despite the hurdles posed by Hurricane Irma, all 29 seniors in Guadalupe Centers Tutor Corps program will graduate in May from Immokalee High School and will enter college in this summer or in the fall. This marks the 13th consecutive year that 100 percent of Tutor Corps seniors have been accepted into colleges and universities. Tutor Corps is a college preparatory program that offers scholarship money as well as a wage for tutoring elementary school students in Guadalupe Centers After-School and Summer Enrichment Program. Tutor Corps participants must maintain a 3.0 grade point average, and each is matched with an adult mentor to offer guidance and support. The Guadalupe Center Tutor Corps team members also offer guidance on the college application, scholarship and financial aid processes, as well as SAT and ACT prep. Winged Foot foundation seeks new society membersThe Winged Foot Scholarship Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that annually recognizes the best scholarathlete from each Collier County high school, is accepting applications for membership in the Winged Foot Society, a group of individuals and businesses that support the foundation in its efforts to inspire the youth of the community toward greater achievement and excellence in all areas of endeavor. Membership in the society is limited and requires an annual contribution of $300, which is fully taxdeductible. Society members are invited to a pre-season cocktail party and announcement of the keynote speaker each year in advance of awards banquet. Members also are recognized in the program at the banquet and in local media ads. The Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award began in 1990 at the former Collier Athletic Club as a vision to recognize the top senior scholar athlete from each of the high schools in Collier County. This years banquet takes place Thursday, May 24, at ArtisNaples. Keynote speaker will be American professional golfer Curtis Strange. The evening begins with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and the awards presentation. Tickets are $275. The Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award is among the most prestigious awards a high school student can receive in Collier County. Each of the countys public and private high schools nominates its best senior scholar-athlete. Finalists receive a $5,000 scholarship. The winner, selected by a volunteer panel, earns a crystal trophy and a $10,000 scholarship. Major sponsors of the 29th Annual Winged Foot Scholarship Foundation Awards Banquet include Barron Collier Jr. Foundation Inc.; Iberiabank; Grant Fridkin Pearson, PA; Dr. Charles Karpas; Premier Sothebys International Realty; T he Lutg ert Companies; and Gallagher Lutgert Insurance. For tickets to the May 24 banquet or for information about joining the Winged Foot Society, call Brooke Hornbeck at 280-3270 or send an email to MIDNEY




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The hallmark twin-kidney grille has a dose of flair as chrome tabs connect it to sharpangled LED headlights. Theres a sleek body line that runs the full length and expertly incorporates the door handles. It ends with an unfussy rear that has a hint of integrated spoiler on the trunk. The 4-Series does get a bit more brightwork, sporty faux fender vents, and few extras, but there is no denying it shares the 3-Series DNA. The real distinction starts when its time to take the roof off. Theres just something alluring about a hardtop convertible. It carries a sleek coupe profile with a color-matched roof. When all the windows are rolled down, it has the cool pillar-less presentation that we learned to love on muscle cars. And the full roof neatly folds into the trunk when we want to be open to the world. This versatility comes at a cost $53,945 for the base model. While aiming for a more upscale market might just seem like snobbery, BMW has a genuine reason for aiming higher. The 2-Series is also a sports coupe/convertible line, and with only five inches less in its wheelbase, its a close sibling to the 4-series. The little brother has a traditional fabric roof, similar engines, and starts at 23 percent less than the 4-Series convertible. With this car occupying the lower end, the base 430i drop top doesnt need to start out basic. Inside it comes standard with 10-way power adjusting drivers seat, parking sensors and a nine-speaker HD stereo. The smart key system knows each assigned driver, and it adapts the drivers seat position, side mirrors, radio presets and dual zone climate control specifically to whoever enters the car. BMWs iDrive on-board computer system has become quite user friendly over the years. It now works in conjunction with the 6.5-inch display screen and steering wheel controls to regulate all aspects of the car from efficiency settings to the interior lighting preferences. The best part is when its not being used to compute minute details, this system has a split screen so that options like the satellite navigation and satellite radio info can share the same space.Adding on features is a tradition at BMW. The company offers a long list of extras that rivals a diners menu, and some of these features are worthwhile. The $1,100 head-up display not only has the speedometer, but it also works with the steering wheel fingertip controls to scroll through the radio presets. So, it really allows drivers to never take their eyes off the road. Also, when spending this much on a convertible, go ahead and splurge an extra $550 on a look-at-me metallic color like the Snapper Rocks Blue seen in the photo. One option box thats already checked on the 4-Series is the motor. While the 430i is the lowest level of the model line, the 3-Series models start one tier below. The 320i features a 2.0-liter turbocharged motor that makes 180 horsepower. BMW turns up the boost to create the 248 horsepower engine found in the 330i and our 430i test car. The lower-power 2.0 motor is a fine power plant, and it keeps BMWs tradition of sporting vehicles. But more is always better, and thus, the 4-series never even allows it under the hood in an effort to uphold its pure performance credentials. What this means in the real world is a very eager machine. The twin-scroll turbocharger is there to boost the 430i both from a stoplight and for passing on the highway. It works particularly well on the interstate, where power band feels like its only getting warmed up when reaching 70 mph (theres a good reason why the wind deflector is standard on this convertible.) And the level of stability while approaching illegal speeds is another reminder that BMW develops their cars with the high-speed Autobahn in mind. Its this solid all-around feeling that can win customers. There are 17 other less expensive convertibles out there today (including BMWs own 2-Series.) Some of these are also more powerful and/or roomier. But the 430is full chemistry of premium, power and poise delivers the kind of engineering thats at the soul of a proper BMW. Know where to watch out for CCSO traffic deputiesHeres where Collier County Sheriffs Office deputies will be on traffic duty the week of April 30-May 4: Monday, April 30 Pine Ridge and Goodlette-Frank roads: Red-light running Davis Boulevard and Airport-Pulling Road: Aggressive driving Rattlesnake Hammock Road and Collier Boulevard: Aggressive driving Tuesday, May 1 Immokalee Road and Logan Boulevard: Speeding Radio and Livingston roads: Red-light running 111th Avenue North at Naples Park Elementary School: Aggressive driving Wednesday, May 2 Santa Barbara Boulevard and Recreation Lane: Speeding Golden Gate Parkway at I-75 southbound exit: Red-light running Oil Well Road and Everglades Boulevard: Speeding Thursday, May 3 Golden Gate and Collier boulevards: Red-light running Osceola Trail at Osceola Elementary School: Aggressive driving Lakewood and Davis boulevards: Red-light running Friday, May 4 U.S. 41 East and Whistlers Cove Boulevard: Speeding Vanderbilt Beach Road and Fontana Del Sol Way: Speeding Airport-Pulling Road and Orange Blossom Drive: Aggressive driving Good behavior can earn kids SlurpeesWatch out, kids. If a Collier County Sheriffs office deputy catches you in the act, you might just get a ticket as part of the agencys participation in 7-Elevens Operation Chill, a program that aims to reduce crime and build rapport between kids and law enforcement. When a deputy spots a child wearing a helmet, picking up trash or observing crosswalk rules, that child could be issued a ticket for a free small Slurpee at 7-Eleven. Hundreds of agencies around the country have participated in the program since it began in 1995. Its a great way for law enforcement officials to develop relationships with the youth in their communities, and to remind kids of the value of making good decisions, being kind and doing the right thing. CCSO deputies will have an APB out for good behavior as they patrol area parks, community events and summer camps in the months ahead.


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A16 WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY CLUB NOTES Meredith College alumnae are invited to a Naples gathering at noon Saturday, April 28, at Ocean Prime at the Inn on Fifth. Hilary Allen (), director of alumnae relations, will present an update on the schools programs and activities. To RSVP or for more information, call the Office of Alumnae Relations at 919-760-8548 or send an email to Naples Junior Womans Club is a charitable, tax-exempt organization comprised of young women committed to philanthropy, volunteering and improving the Naples community. While the Juniors endeavor to support a variety of local charitable causes, the clubs consistent focus is its endowment fund with the Community Foundation of Collier County, through which seven scholarships are awarded every year to exceptional high school seniors. The club is a member of the General Federation of Womens Club-Florida District 12. Members meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month. The next meeting is May 9. The clubs annual Derby Dash is set for 5-8 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Naples Botanical Garden. Tickets are $75 and $100, and all are welcome. For more information, visit or email CHESS of Marco meets for casual games of chess from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday at Marco Lutheran Church. Free and open to all. Club founder Wade Keller, along with students from the CHESS K-12 club, also welcome anyone who wants to learn the came to join the beginner class from 10-11 a.m. every Saturday at the Marco Island Library. For more information, call Mr. Keller at 389-2525. The Naples Park Area Association holds beginning lessons in Mah jong for anyone who would like to learn the game. Regular games are played from 1-4 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and at 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday. For information about lessons, send an email to Donna Caccese at Wine Tasters of Naples members meet from 5-7:30 p.m. every Friday at different locations around town. Members enjoy socializing and working together on philanthropic and service projects to benefit the community. Members pay a $7 door fee; guests pay $9. Light bites are served, and attendees pay for their own beverages. The April 27 meeting place is Derona, followed by Real Seafood on May 4, Seasons 52 on May 11 and Barbatella on May 18. The club sponsors other social events throughout the year as well. For more information, visit Solo Singles of Collier County creates and promotes recreation, culture, charitable and social activities for those persons single, divorced or widowed. Members gather at a different restaurant at 5 p.m. every Friday for happy hour and dinner. The April 27 place to be is Bills Steak and Seafood, followed by Under the Shady Palm on May 4, Bayside Seafood Grill and Bar on May 11 and Brunia Italian on May 18. For membership information, call Carey Hughes at 262-0278 or email careyjh@ Naples Sunrise Bay Toastmasters invite early birds who want to gain confidence speaking in public to its meetings from 7:30-8:30 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday of every month at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive. The next meetings are May 1 and 15. First-time visitors are always welcome to observe. For more information, call 777-8851. Tech4Good SWFL, a club for staff and volunteers of nonprofit organizations, meets from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Naples, 6340 Napa Woods Way. The free club is for staff and volunteers of nonprofit organizations who want to learn more about using technology to advance their mission. Admission is free to monthly meetings, and a light dinner is served. RSVPs are requested to birgit.pauli@ For more information about the organization, visit Ikebana International Naples Chapter #160 meets at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, in the Windstar Room at Naples Botanical Garden. This is the final meeting of the season. The program will be about gyotaku, or fish painting. The ginza market will be open prior to the 10:30 a.m. start of the program. All are welcome. Attendance is free. For more information, visit www. or follow Ikebana Naples on Facebook. The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1067-Naples members meet at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Naples Municipal Airport. The next meeting is May 2. Members also serve a $5 buffet breakfast from 8-11 a.m. on the second Sunday of the month in the pilots lounge at Naples Municipal Airport. All are welcome, with proceeds benefitting the EAA Young Eagles program that acquaints youth ages 8-17 with aviation as a career. The next breakfast is May 13. The Naples chapter is one of approximately 1,700 EAA chapters worldwide. Members are pilots, student pilots, plane builders and aviation enthusiasts. For more information, call 649-6627 or visit The Naples Orchid Society welcomes members and guests to meetings on the first Thursday of the month at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive. The next meeting is May 3. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for flower registration. Judging is at 7:10 p.m., followed by a short meeting at 7:15 p.m. and the program at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit Collectors and admirers of Corvettes are welcome to meet like-minded others when Corvettes of Naples meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1225 Piper Blvd. off of Immokalee Road in North Naples. The next meeting is May 3. For more information, visit The Naples Christian Womens Connection invites area women to a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 4, at SPONSORED CONTENT Active, independent adults 55 and older will feel at home at Sandalwood Village, a unique apartment community that helps create a unique lifestyle for residents with zero buy-in or Homeowners Association (HOA) fees. The moment you walk through the front doors, you enter a sprawling clubhouse staff and residents, truly luxurious recreation and living spaces, and opportunities to live the life you deserve. The communitys on-site activities director develops dynamic programs on a weekly and monthly basis. Health and wellness workshops, educational seminars, social gatherings and local excursions are available to every resident at no additional cost through Sandalwood Villages award-winning SUN (Senior Umbrella Network) Program. The SUN Program offers residents the opportunity to participate in a wide-range of services and activities designed to foster and support independent living and to enhance the active-adult lifestyle. To say residents simply take part in the SUN Program is an understatement. Just ask Mary Ann Sundin who has been a resident at Sandalwood Village since 2015 and helps facilitate the comWhen my daughter and I visited the community it just felt right, people feel comfortable here and at home. I really appreciate everything the SUN Program has to offer, balance class, chair yoga, aqua aerobics, and other classes I try to attend a few times a week. There really is something for everyone. Like Mary Ann, Bertie Rivara, one after moving from New York, felt right at home after touring Sandalwood Village. I was living by myself at home in front of the television, said Bertie, whose son lives in Naples and talked her into visiting the community. 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For more information, call Dick Ritchie at 594-0868 or email The Jane Austen Society of Southwest Florida, a branch of the Jane Austen Society of North America, meets from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at South Lee County Regional Library, 21100 Three Oaks Parkway in Estero. Professor Sara Dustin of Florida SouthWestern State College will discuss The Misfortune of Poetry: Retrenching through Literature in Persuasion and Sanditon. The presentation will be a preview of the breakout session Ms. Dustin will lead at the 2018 annual meeting of the JASNA in Kansas City in September. Attendance at the local meeting is free, and all are welcome. To sign up, email Pi Beta Phi alumnae in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero and Marco Island are invited to the final gathering of the season from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at Painting with a Twist, 13500 Tamiami Trail N. Attendees will create their own paintings. Cost is $40, and prepaid reservations required. For reservations or more information about either event, call Connie Kindsvater at 249-4969 or email The Genealogical Society of Collier County welcomes guests to its meeting Tuesday, May 8, at Faith Lutheran Church, 4150 Goodlette-Frank Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program starts at 7 p.m. Carol RooksbyWeidlich of the Lee County Genealogical Society will discuss genealogy wikis, which are tools for finding information about subjects and records that may have been generated about ones ancestors. Attendance is free and all are welcome. For more information, visit www. Serving Naples and Collier County since 1969, the Naples Nites Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays at Perkins Restaurant at Pine Ridge Road and I-75. The next meetings are and May 8 and 22. All are welcome. For more information, call 293-6369 or 352-2827. Are you new to Naples and interested in making new friends? The Naples Newcomers Club could be for you. Members meet for lunch at country clubs throughout the area on the second Thursday of each month. Groups also get together to explore Naples and beyond and for conversations over coffee and to enjoy a variety of interests from books and mah-jongg to yoga and gourmet cooking. Members must have been full-time residents of Naples for less than five years. The next luncheon is May 10. For more information, visit The Naples chapter of Sons of the American Revolution meets for lunch and a program starting at 11:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Tiburon Golf Club. The next meeting is May 10. Guest speaker will be Judy Goby-Oxtoby, first vice regent, Big Cypress Chapter, DAR. Visitors and prospective members are welcome. For more information, call Tom Woodruff at 732-0602 or visit Pilot Club of Naples/Naples Pilot Foundation meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at Perkins on Pine Ridge Road. The next meeting is May 10. Guests and new members are always welcome. Reservations are not required. Attendees order from the menu and pay for their meals. Pilot International focuses its charitable and educational efforts on brain-related disorders and disabilities, including traumatic brain injuries, dementia and autism. For more information, call Sue Lester 289-8268. The East Naples Civic Association meets for lunch and a program on the third Thursday of the month at 11:30 a.m. at the Players Club & Spa in Lely Resort. The next meeting is May 17. Cost is $22 for ENCA members, $25 for others. For more information, call 434-1967 or visit 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 every month at Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road. The next meeting is May 17. For more information, call 963-4670 or visit n The Naples, Marco Island and Bonita Springs alumnae chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta offers a variety of monthly programs throughout the year. For more information, call Cindy Slavin at 259-8919 or visit Civitan Clubs are dedicated to serving the needs of the community with an emphasis on the disabled. The Civitan International Research Center is dedicated to finding the cause, cure and better treatments of brain disorders including autism, Alzheimers disease and Down syndrome, among others. The Marco Island Civitan Club meets the second Tuesday of the month and has social/educational meetings the fourth week of every month. The Naples Civitan Club meets the first Wednesday of the month and has social/educational meetings the third week of the month. For more information, call 774-2623 or e-mail T he N aples MacFriends User Gr oup has hundreds of members who share a passion for all thing Apple and who love to learn from one another. Weekly meetings are open to all, free of charge, and take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. For more information, visit www.naplesmug. com. Email club news to Cindy Pierce at


A18 WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYWait, what?In Dorking, England, Chris Hepworth and his partner, Tanisha Prince, both of London, dove across the finish line in one minute and 37 seconds, setting a course record and capturing the coveted U.K. Wife Carrying championship on April 8. Any adult couple can compete in the contest married or not and regardless of gender which consists of one team member carrying the other, most using the Estonian carry, with the wife upside-down, her legs over her partners shoulders and gripping him around the waist from behind. About 40 pairs competed over the quarter-mile course strewn with hay bales and mud, Reuters reported. Hepworth and Prince plan to move on to the world finals in Finland. I think a Finnish guy wins it every year, Hepworth noted, so itll be good to go there and take them down. Whats in a name?In Ohio in 2004, 6-year-old Alex Malarkey spent two months in a coma after a car accident, awaking as a quadriplegic and telling his family he had visited heaven, seeing angels and meeting Jesus. Alex and his dad, Kevin Malarkey, co-wrote a best-selling book in 2010, The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven, but in 2015, Alex admitted he had made up the story to get attention. I did not die. I did not go to heaven, Alex told The Guardian. In a recent effort to set the record straight, Alex filed a complaint April 9 in DuPage County, Ill., against the books publisher, Tyndale House, alleging that any reasonable person would have realized that it was highly unlikely that the content of the book was true. The Washington Post reported that while Kevin Malarkey is not a party to the suit which cites several Illinois statutes regarding the right to privacy, defamation and financial exploitation of a person with a disability, among others it does allege that Alexs dad concocted and sold the story to Tyndale. The younger Malarkey did not receive any royalties from the sales of the book. The hypnotic power of special sauceMcDonalds drive-throughs are a chill place to be, if three recent events are any indication. On March 17, police officers called to a McDonalds restaurant in Okeechobee found Derril James Geller of West Palm Beach had passed out in his car while waiting in line. Geller was arrested for driving on a suspended license (a crime for which he had been charged three previous times). But thats just the tip of the ice cream cone: The Okeechobee News reported that in January, an Okeechobee woman was charged with DUI after passing out at a different area McDonalds drivethrough, and in December, a Texas man also received a DUI for nodding off in the line at that same McDonalds.Ewwwww Workers renovating the old Daytons department store in downtown Minneapolis came across an unusual find in early April: the mummified remains of a monkey. The store apparently had a pet department in the 1960s, and The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reported that Steven Laboe, who worked in the building in the early 2000s, heard stories of a monkey escaping into an air conditioning duct, where it may have met its fate in the form of an exhaust fan. In fact, the mummy does show an injury to the abdomen. We continue to find pieces of history in the Daytons project as we redevelop the building, Cailin Rogers, a spokeswoman for the redevelopment team, told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. At Bull City Burger and Brewery in Durham, N.C., April is Exotic Meat Month. This year, according to WTVD, the restaurant offered a tarantula challenge. Customers were invited to enter their name in a raffle, and if chosen could claim a $30 tarantula burger, which included a pasture-raised beef patty, gruyere cheese, spicy chili sauce and an oven-roasted zebra tarantula. Those who finished the burger received a commemorative tarantula challenge T-shirt. Do not eat1. An unnamed Chinese man accidentally swallowed a plastic and metal lighter 20 years ago. 2. He neglected to seek medical attention until recently, when he began experiencing stomach pains and other symptoms wed rather not detail here. 3. In early April, using a camera inserted in the mans body to locate the lighter, doctors at Dujiangyan Medical Center in Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, performed not one, but two surgeries to extract the item. The Global Times reported that the lighter had been severely corroded by gastric juices. OopsOfficials in the city of Vordingborg, Denmark, planned the demolition of a 174-foot-tall silo months ahead of the event, but as onlookers cheered the explosion on April 6, the tower toppled in the wrong direction, landing on a waterfront library and music school. No injuries were reported, according to The Guardian, and the library interior, while covered with dust, sustained no serious damage. NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY THE EDITORS AT ANDREWS MCMEELDistributed by Universal Press Syndicate FORT MYERS b tn b fr rb bbr! Come sho te BEST eadshow in Fort Myers! We wil have bads from al round the world. Sho te lats cblettion of gemstone bads, freshwater panls, Chains, dings ad more. FORT MYERS BEAD SHOW! MAY 5TH & MAY 6TH More info at: www.beadshows.comFort Myers Bad Show 201f Hanso Stre, Fort Myers, Fl 3r901 A1 NetworkingCROWs Celebratory Evening 50 Years in the Making. A38 OPINION A4 BEHIND THE WHEEL A24 HEALTHY LIVING A2 8 PETS A30 BUSINESS A34 INVESTING A35 REAL ESTATE B1 ARTS C1 CALENDAR C6-10 FARMERS MARKETS C11 PUZZLES C14 CUISINE C31 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.comWEEK OF JUNE 6 Just popularNo post-Irma recovery needed for Floridas tourism, officials say. A34 Arts preview guideWe give you a complete guide to arts and entertainment coming up this season. INSIDE easo season season 2018 easo so guide uide ide ide INSIDE: FOR T MYE RS AR TS Becoming HelenThe slow art of becoming Helen Keller for Florida Reps The Miracle Worker. C1 New Guinea Singing Dogs, a rare, littleknown species of dog with a high-pitched melodious howl, will officially be considered exotic wildlife instead of just dogs by Florida officials starting March 1. Though experts still debate whether Singers should officially be classified as a wild or domestic species, and the change in status for practical purposes may simply mean acquiring a license or permit for ownership, everyone agrees these animals are something special. A species native to the New Guinea Highlands on the island of New Guinea and dating to the Stone Age, they are beloved by a small number of owners across the United States who appreciate their intelligent personalities and unique vocal expression, which has been compared to a cross between wolves howling and whale song. Although they can make wonderful pets for some, Singer advocates say, their high prey drive for instance, a tendency to Rare New Guinea Singing Dogs beloved by some DIRECTHITBY EVAN COURTESY PHOTOFirefly is a New Guinea Singing Dog. 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Southwest Floridas Blue Zones team led by Deb Logan and including Rae Woods, Jessica Ayerscrane, Tracey Villalba, Rafael Campo, Kate Walter, Joseph Stoner, David Longfield-Smith and Chante Pemberton recently hosted the third Blue Zones Project summit, with 170 Blue Zones teammates from 42 communities in nine states attending. National Blue Zones recognized NCH for its worksite certification the first health care system in the nation to earn the distinction. The festivities started with an open invitation to Southwest Florida residents to learn from National Geographic Fellow Dan Buettner about happiness. Mr. Buettners most recent best seller, The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons from the Worlds Happiest People, details the reasons that Singapore, Denmark and Costa Rica objectively out-scored the rest of the world. Due to the anticipated interest from our community, we secured Alico Arena at Florida Gulf Coast University as our venue for the presentation. We hosted almost 2,000 enthusiastic, engaged and supportive community members. After the presentation, a group of us walked over to FGCUs new Boardwalk restaurant, which had just been Blue Zones approved, for a ribboncutting ceremony. Hees what Mr. Buettner had to say about the way our area has embraced the Blue Zones movement: It has far exceeded expectations. This is a whole experience. Ive cycled around the world, and those bike rides are epic. But the exploration of the future, to add to our body of knowledge on bettering the human condition, thats whats SEE WEISS, A21 Be a friend of the David Lawrence Center and help fund a new pathway to its Childrens Serenity GardenYoung Executives of the David Lawrence Center, Collier Countys only comprehensive, not-for-profit mental health and addiction recovery treatment center serving children, adults and families, invite young professionals to a Childrens Mental Health Awareness Week-themed friendraiser from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at Bayside Bar & Grill. Childrens Mental Health Awareness Week shines a national spotlight on the importance of caring for every childs mental health and reinforces that positive mental health is essential to a childs healthy development. In honor of this observation, the Young Executives are raising funds to help build a brickpaved pathway at the entrance of the new Childrens Serenity Garden on the DLC main campus. The Zen-like garden provides children and families with a quiet and peaceful atmosphere to enjoy while visiting or receiving treatment services. The area is often used as a relaxing, therapeutic environment for clients enrolled in the new childrens partial hospitalization program. Several benches and picnic tables invite children, visitors and staff to enjoy the positive benefits of daylight, nature and beautiful Naples weather. The friendraising event is a great opportunity to relax and unwind with like-minded, fellow young professionals. Attendees get an opportunity to meet new people, network with colleagues and meet up with friends all while supporting the health and wellbeing of Collier County. Admission is free. Anyone who makes a contribution to the Childrens Serenity Garden will receive one free drink ticket and hors doeuvres. Donations can be made at the event or online at through the month of May during Mental Health Awareness Month.DLC Young Executives are a group of young professionals networking for a cause and dedicated to the mission of DLC. All proceeds from DLC Young Executives events benefit the mission, operations and expansion of the centers communitybased prevention and treatment programs that help the one in four local children and adults who experience psychological and substance use challenges.DLC is a national leader in providing mental health and substance abuse solutions for children, adolescents and adults. The centers innovative, integrated treatment includes inpatient, outpatient, residential and community-based services for a comprehensive system of care funded by community and government support. Each year, DLC cre-ates life-changing wellness for more than 9,000 people through more than 220,000 treatment sessions. 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To help Ana thrive, Weber cooked special meals for the German shepherd puppy and tried different proteins and supplements. Nothing worked. When I called the vet and said, What do we try next? she suggested a fecal transplant.The gastrointestinal tract houses a complex collection of microorganisms known as the microbiome. They play a crucial role in health not just of the gut, but of the entire body, including regulating the immune system. Microbiome population is affected by factors such as diet, antibiotics and gastrointestinal disease, and healthy animals have a highly individual microbiota. Weber didnt know much about fecal microbiota transplants (FMT), and she didnt like the idea of implanting another dogs poop into her dogs gastrointestinal tract. But the more she researched it, the more she thought it would be worth a shot. Fecal transplants are a rare instance of a treatment used first in humans and then in dogs and cats. In humans, FMT has been successful in treating 90 to 98 percent of recurring Clostridium difficile infections, leading to normalization of the microbiome. Clinical signs resolve within one to two days. For inflammatory bowel disease, though, the success rate is much lower, only 25 to 30 percent. Nicknamed re-poopulation, FMT involves transplanting fecal material from a known healthy dog with good digestion, no parasites and no treatment with antibiotics for at least the previous three months. The process begins by blending the feces and separating out the solids. What remains is a soupy mixture of probiotic and fecal material that, for Ana, was administered as an enema into the colon. Another protocol involves inserting the material into the gut through a nasogastric tube, and one company offers an oral fecal transplant capsule. Ana did not need to be sedated during the procedure. Afterward, she had to remain crated for six hours to give the microbes time to settle in to their new environment. Patients may be given loperamide (Imodium) to reduce the likelihood of a bowel movement. It took several weeks before Weber saw improvement in Anas appetite and chronic diarrhea, but the pica the tendency to eat non-food items disappeared the same day as the fecal transplant. The transplant was repeated when the pica reappeared. The number of fecal transplants required varies in both dogs and humans, probably depending on how difficult it is for gut microbes to stay alive in a specific digestive tract. In his lecture on the intestinal microbiome at the 2018 Veterinary Meeting and Expo, Texas A&M University veterinary microbiologist Jan S. Suchodolski says that in some patients, fecal transplants are repeated up to three times every three to four weeks. The procedure decreased the imbalance of microorganisms (known as dysbiosis) in most dogs, although a subset had no improvement. I have colleagues who say 70 percent of patients get better, and I have colleagues who say zero percent get better, Dr. Suchodolski said. Of Ana, Weber says, In general, (the transplants) have helped, but we may do a third with a different donor dog. Do fecal transplants have potential for other health benefits? At Ontario Veterinary College in Canada, Shauna Blois, DVM, is investigating the benefit of fecal transplants for dogs with inflammatory bowel disease. And last year, researchers at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine discovered a relationship between the brain, the gastrointestinal tract, and immune system diseases. The finding could have implications for treatment of certain immune and neurologic diseases as well as diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Pets of the Week>> Abba is a spayed adult orange tabby. Shes sweet and calm and has lots of love to share. >> Betty Lu is a spayed adult mix whos a bit camera shy but loves being with people and promises to be a great addition to her forever family. >> Lil Jewel is a young spayed mix with the most adorable expressions and interesting coloring. Shes eager to start working on her puppy manners in a loving home. >> Loven Lance is a loving and lovable neutered adult mix.To adopt or foster a petThis weeks adoptable pets are from Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue, an allvolunteer, foster home rescue organization. For more information, call 434-7480, email or visit Ana, an 18-month-old German shepherd, benefited from two fecal transplants for her intestinal woes.


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2018 BUSINESS A25 BUSINESS MEETINGS The Financial Planning Association-SWFL invites members and guests to a dinner meeting from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at the Naples Conference Center. Guest speaker Mike McGlothlin of Retirement Ash Brokerage will share his strategies for Making Retirement More Efficient. For tickets or more information, visit Get in, get out and be safe. That will be the message about girding your business for a natural disaster when the Above Board Chamber meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, May 7, at the Hilton Naples. Michael Wynn, board chair and president of Sunshine Ace Hardware, will moderate the discussion with panelists Brandie Packard Dickerson, vice president of Tri-Town Construction LLC; John Ingoglia, vice president of operations for Jarvis Property Restorations; and Dan Summers, director of the Collier County Bureau of Emergency Services. $25 for members, $30 for other who register by May 1; $30 and $35 thereafter. Sign up by calling 910-7426 or online at www. For membership information, visit the website or call Jeanne Sweeney at 910-7426. The East Naples Merchants Association meets for Business After Business from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Bistro la Baguette, 3560 Tamiami Trail E. Guests are welcome. Appetizers provided, cash bar. $10 for members, $20 for others. RSVP by Sunday, May 6. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 70th anniversary at the 2018 annual meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Keynote speaker will be Mark Wilson, president and CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. The Naples Daily News Outstanding Citizen Award for the year will also be presented. $175. For tickets or information about sponsorships, call Nikkie Dvorchak at 403-2909 or email The Collier Building Industry Association hosts its annual Real Estate Industry Panel from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at the Hilton Naples. Panelists for Building. Confidence. are: Rick Armalavage of Armalavage & Associates, Mike Assaad of Waterside Builders, Rob Carroll or Investment Properties Corp. and Brian Keller of Taylor Morrison. John Wiseman of CORE Construction will moderate the discussion. B-Squared Advertising is the events main sponsor; tabletop sponsorships are available and include two tickets to the event. Admission is $20 for CBIA Sale & Marketing Council members, $30 for CBIA and NABOR members, $50 for others. 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A26 BUSINESS WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYAlong with such details as old-time chairs and striped poles, lathered shaves, hot towels and patience, such skill with clippers, razors and combs is a significant reason old-time barbershops are doing good business in many communities. Although, explains Dough Flanagan, owner of Kings Old-Time Barbershop on Kings Highway in Punta Gorda, It is what it is and its a seasonal business. So, Im not making as much money as I do in winter now, but its still good work. Good work and a good attitude. There are, after all, about 10 million people in the Sunshine State over 45, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and half of them are men. Many can remember the original old-time barbershops, the ones that began to disappear in the 1960s. When they find one like that a modern take on once-upon-a-time they often appear to appreciate it. Walking into the All City Antique Barbers Shop is like stepping into another era with the sights, scents and styles of days gone by a simpler time when a shave and a haircut was also a social experience, says Alexis Lex Arellano, owner of the All City in West Palm Beach, in an online description. Old-time barbershops still offer a society of sorts to their patrons, a place where conversations and confidences can be shared freely and safely. Along with the amenities of yesteryear. Its the same full-service barbershop that your ancestors had with hot lather and steaming hot towels, Mr. Arellano adds, pointing out some other shop amenities, too a billiards table, yes, but also the inevitable nods to contemporary life: a flat-screen television and a gaming station. Some shops, a few lucky ones, even employ old-time barbers themselves men like Jim Gott, at 85 still cutting hair in Blakes Barbershop on West First Street in historic downtown Fort Myers. The son of a Minnesota barber, he joined the Navy and started cutting hair on a destroyer during the Korean War his father had sent him the tools, and before long both officers and men had abandoned the ships barber and were coming to Mr. Gott, he recalls. Finishing his wartime tour, he returned home, worked briefly in a Buick factory, and then took up his fathers profession. Mr. Gott has no plans to stop cutting hair until God tells me its time, he says. Fit, precise in his movements and deeply interested, he explains the work this way: Youre creating something in a haircut that be done many different ways thats what makes an artist (a real barber) rather than just a regular person. And its very rewarding when youre talking to a different person from a different background with a different education or schooling and you talk to all those different types of people by the day. Out front of Blakes, the street is paved with bricks salvaged more than a decade ago that covered First Street when Thomas Edison periodically walked downtown from his home a half-mile to the west. Not only that, but Edison had his hair cut at Blakes before it was called Blakes, local historians say. Owners John Yeomans and Ruthann Yeomans, who bought Blakes in 1980 from Blake Landrum, a friend who had operated there for decades before that, have a restored 1920s barber pole out front and big, comfortable, antique barber chairs. Blakes is the oldest continuously operating business downtown, at 87 years and running. Mr. Yeomans himself is the son of a barber, and it was the last thing I ever thought Id do, hes recalled. After growing up in the City of Palms and graduating from college, he became a ski instructor for a time in Colorado, then returned to become a high school history teacher. But when his father began to falter, Mr. Yeomans stepped into help. He made more money barbering than teaching, and he never looked back, he says. I was just telling some young people about Edison being in this shop, and they were like, Wow, so cool, says Yvette Mudrak, a Blakes stylist. That alone might be worth a visit to this shop, but Blakes offers a lot more than that. We offer customized care, Ms. Mudrak explains. We dont take you and rush you through. You can get a shave around the neck and around the ears, with shaving cream and hot towels. And we offer the care the old-time way by being careful and doing the job right, whatever the job calls for. Such solicitous work appeals to younger people too. In Naples at the Oldies Barbershop on Airport Pulling Road, owner Eric Medina offers the finest haircut or shave on Floridas Southwest coast! And thats without charging an arm and a leg, says David Jacobson, a 30-something patron who first stepped into a stylish place that offered a fine haircut and style for $90. Then he found Oldies. I sat for about five (minutes) on a walk-in. I kept thinking to myself, Wow everyone looks really good in the chair. When it was my turn, I realized why. These guys take the time to do it the right way. Its not fast, its art, and they are truly masters at their craft. I walked out delighted and for about the same price as I would have paid at (a franchise). The hot lather and straight-razor touches usually cost three times the price! Part of the appeal of these old-time shops is the conversation, the stories the kind once aimed at men alone. They have since become the provenance of both sexes. Doug Flanagan, who once worked as a blackjack dealer in Atlantic City but hated the hours, owns and operates the classic Kings Old-Time Barbershop. New Jersey born and raised, with a quick wit and a tolerance for the wide range of humanity likely to pass through his antique chairs, hes expanded the business through four good years. This year he brought the longtime owner of Barbaras Barbershop in Punta Gorda in with him; next year he hopes to maintain three other full-time barbers in the shop. He kicked off the business with the notion of antiquing it, he says of not only giving it an old-timey look, but using some of the real equipment. The chairs he found at an auction and bought them for $12 apiece. He started with the notion of a Formica-topped, 1950s-era greeting table up front, but then discovered a true antique secretarys desk once used in a barbershop, and bought that. He traveled to Wichita, Kan., to discover an 1890s-era metal ceiling. They wanted $500 for it, it was in lousy shape, so I walked out the door. But they chased me and shouted, How much will you give for it? I told them $200. Now its up in the shop. The barbering itself is work he likes, Mr. Flanagan says but he doesnt necessarily consider himself an artist. A craftsman, yes thats how he thinks of his own work, mostly regular haircuts and hot-towel shaves. A regular haircut for seniors at Kings is an astoundingly low $13. Mr. Flanagan talks to people, to anybody, in a straightforward manner. And theres a great magazine rack he even includes a 1939 copy of a Life magazine, reports Florida Weeklys Charlotte Editor Bob Massey, who is also from New Jersey and remembers the old-time shops. And one more thing, Mr. Massey adds: Every patron finishes with a hot towel just like in the good ol days. BARBERFrom page 24 COURTESY PHOTOKings Old-Time Barber Shop in Punta Gorda is almost a museum of antiques in itself.COURTESY PHOTOBarbara, administering an old-fashioned shave at Kings Old-Time Barber Shop in Punta Gorda.COURTESY PHOTOBlakes in downtown Fort Myers.


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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! | Emily K. Bua 239.659.6115 or Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0097 Padova at Mediterra $3.500 M 15184 Brolio Way Brittany at Park Shore $2.775 M 4021 Gulf Shore Blvd N #1705 WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2018 | B1WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COMCOASTAL REAL ESTATE GUIDENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY NABOR honors its star members SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYNaples Area Board of Realtors held its annual Night of Honors celebration at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. Chartered in 1949, the 6,000-member organization of Collier County real estate professionals recognized the 2017 accomplishments of many of its members who volunteer their time and talents to better the organization, their industry and their community. The highest honor Realtor of the Year recognizes a member for outstanding contributions in the community and at the state and national association level. This years award went to Rick Fioretti. The current vice president of Florida Realtor District 5, Mr. Fioretti has served on more committees at the local and state level than can be counted, and is currently campaigning to be the next secretary of Florida Realtor. Among his notable positions: 2018 Professional Standards Advisor to the NABOR board of directors, four-year member of the National Association of Realtors board of directors, 2017 NABOR Humanitarian Award recipient and 2016 NABOR president. Emcee for the Night of Stars was immediate past NABOR President Dominic Pallini, whose welcoming remarks were followed by the invocation and Pledge of Allegiance led by Jo Carter, a past NABOR president. Mr. Pallini then welcomed 29 members into the NABOR Honor Society, many of which were also added to the Florida Realtors Honor Society. The Ad Miller Award was presented to NABOR member and District 5 Collier County Commissioner William McDaniel Jr. The award recognizes an individual who works to enhance and/or preserve private property rights, ownership and transferability, and to preserve the free enterprise system. A NABOR member since 1985, Mr. McDaniel opened his first real estate company in 1987. He is an 18-year member of the board of directors of the Goodwill of Southwest Florida is currently serves as chair-House Hunting11540 Fifth Ave S., Naples Bay ResortThis three-bedroom-plus-den, 3bath penthouse boasts some of the best views of the bay and basin to be found at Naples Bay Resort. Details include marble flooring, granite and marble countertops, a chefs dream kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, wet bar with wine cooler and casual and formal dining areas. Each en-suite bedroom enjoys privacy from the others. There are three open terraces from which you can enjoy wildlife and watching the boats go by. The residence is easily accessed through a private lobby or its own under-building, two-car garage. Naples Bay Resort offers a 15,000square-foot clubhouse, state-of-the-art fitness center, yoga/pilates studio, five heated pools, a pro shop and a 97-slip, full service marina and yacht club as well as private shuttle service to the beach. This property is offered unfurnished for $1,750,000 by The Samuel Team (Karyn and Rowan Samuel) with John R. Wood Properties. For more information or to schedule a private showing, call 537-3732, email or visit SEE NABOR, B3




man of the organizations real estate and strategic planning committees. He is the founder and current president of Corkscrew Island Neighborhood Association; served two years on the East of 951 Horizon Master Plan Committee; two years on the Rural Lands Stewardship Area Committee; two years on the Horizon Study Oversight Committee and three years on the Collier County Housing Authority. Mr. McDaniels was elected in 2016 to a four-year term on the Collier County Commission. In his first 12 months, he worked with NABOR to help prevent two significant tax increases, resulting in a savings to homeowners in excess of $30 million a year, in perpetuity. Mr. Pallini then presented the 2018 Hall of Fame Award to Wes Kunkle. The Hall of Fame award recognizes members who have exhibited extraordinary dedication and service over 20 years of membership in NABOR. In addition to being the NABOR president in 2013, Mr. Kunkle is a past NABOR Realtor of the Year and Commercial Achievement award recipient. Mike Hughes, the 2016 Realtor of the Year award recipient, presented Mr. Fioretti with the top award for 2017. Mr. Fioretti has been active in Realtor board activity since 1985 when he began his NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2018 REAL ESTATE B3 Dante DiSabato Follow me on: Broker Associate 1461 Anhinga Pointe LISTED AT $3,895,000 REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE INSURANCEWilliam Raveis Real Estate 720 5th Ave., Naples, FL 34102 Cell: 239.537.5351 LISTED AT $8,000,000 333 GULF SHORE BLVD SOUTH 333 GULF SHORE BLVD SOUTH 528 Devils Lane LISTED AT $1,945,000 489 1st Ave South LISTED AT $3,999,000 875 9th Street South, Units 101, 102, 201 & 202 LISTED AT $1,699,000 $2,875,000 o Br W 7 C D 5 28 D e vi l L ISTED A NABORFrom page 1SEE NABOR, B31 COURTESY PHOTONABORs 2017 Realtor of the Year Rick Fioretti, center, with, from left, Brenda Fioretti, 2016 Realtor of the Year Mike Hughes, Florida State Sen. Kathleen Passidomo and 2014 Marco Island Board of Realtors President Bette McGilvray.


B4 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYJust 5 Phase III penthouses left at Rontos Naples SquareThe Ronto Group reported that five Phase III penthouses remain available at Naples Square in downtown Naples. Phase III sales transactions worth nearly $60 million have been processed and the building is nearly 70% sold. Two of the three Phase III furnished models available for purchase with a leaseback have sold. Two of the Phase III floor plans, the Dorset and Emerson plans, are sold out. The Phase III building is under construction and on schedule for completion in spring 2019. Phase II is completely sold out. Three previously sold Phase II models remain open for viewing with a sales associate. Situated at 5th Avenue South and Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples Squares walkable lifestyle and the availability of one and two-story, two and three-bedroom plus den floor plans with open-concept living areas and open-air terraces continue to transform how people live downtown. Eight Phase III one and two-story floor plans from 1,460 to 3,238 square feet under air are base-priced from $750,000 to $1,645,000. The two and three-bedroom plus den plans feature 10 ceilings, openair terraces, and designer kitchens with an enhanced appliance package with a gas cooktop and hood and a wall mounted oven and microwave. The remaining penthouses feature Rontos Barton, Astoria, and Chatham floor plans. Priced at $925,000, the remaining Barton penthouse faces the Phase III buildings re-designed courtyard amenity deck that offers an enlarged pool deck and a 780-square foot pool that is 29% larger than the pools in the Phase I and Phase II buildings. The new design includes two tables under a pavilion that is adjacent to the pool. Two gas grills with sinks and multiple seating areas with fire pits will enhance the outdoor cooking and socializing experience. A club room and a terrace will open to the pool area and include a bar, large screen television, billiards room, and a furnished fire pit area. The two-bedroom plus den, two-bath Phase III Barton floor plan features 1,593 square feet of air-conditioned living space plus a 220 square feet open-air balcony. The great room, owners bedroom, and guest bedroom open to the balcony. An optional pocketing door is available to provide ensuite guest quarters. A counter-height island in the kitchen offers seating as well as a stainless-steel sink, dishwasher and a food preparation area. Two Phase III Astoria penthouses remain available, one of which is east facing and priced at $750,000, and the second of which is west facing and priced at $800,000. Fashioned after the Phase I Alton floor plan, the thoughtfully designed Astoria great room plan offers 1,460 square feet of air-conditioned living space, an increase of 15% when compared to the Phase I Alton. The Astoria plan also includes a 260 square feet open-air balcony. With a great room, dining area, island kitchen, two bedrooms, and two full baths, the Astoria plan offers an ideal downtown pied-a-terre, or a full-time residence for singles, couples, empty nesters, and retirees. Both the great room and the owners bedroom open to the balcony. The gourmet kitchens counter height bar and food preparation area includes a double stainless steel sink, dishwasher and seating. The plans open feeling continues with a dining area that merges with the great rooms seating area. The plan includes a walk-in closet in the owners bedroom, a separate water closet in the owners bath, and a separate laundry room. The two remaining Phase III Chatham penthouses are both west facing and priced at $1,025,000. The Chathams twobedroom plus den, two-and-a-half bath floor plan includes 1,883 square feet under air and a 260 square feet open-air balcony. The great room, owners bedroom, and guest bedroom open to the balcony. The plan features a kitchen with a peninsula counter height bar and food preparation area with a double sink and dishwasher. The powder bath is in a hallway leading to the laundry room. The owners suite includes double walk-in closets and a bath with a glass-enclosed shower and tub and his and her vanities. The Chatham floor plan will be showcased in one of Rontos three Phase III furnished models and is now under contract. The interior was created by Robb & Stucky Furniture and Interiors Ingrid de Villiers and Rachelle Porco. de Villiers and Porcos color palette will feature backgrounds finished in a beige tone, white trim, and coral, poppy, cobalt blue, and champagne accents. Transitional furniture pieces will be upholstered in a off-white tone. The flooring will be wood-look porcelain tile in a sandy tone. The combination of colors will convey a relaxed feeling with a sense of sophistication. Ronto is also accepting reservations for residences in Omega, the final highrise to be built within Bonita Bay. Rontos Seaglass high-rise in Bonita Bay is more than 63% sold. Less than 50 purchase opportunities remain at Rontos TwinEagles gated golf course community in North Naples. Rontos Orange Blossom Naples community, also in North Naples, presents an opportunity to enjoy a fully-amenitized resort lifestyle and single-family residences priced from the $200,000s. Ronto is accepting purchase agreements at Eleven Eleven Central, a new walkable, bikeable community located on Central Avenue between 10th Street and Goodlette Frank Road in downtown Naples. Two downtown Naples sales centers represent Naples Square and Rontos Eleven Eleven Central community. One is located in unit 101 of the Naples Square Phase I building at 1030 3rd Avenue South. The other is situated at 100 GoodletteFrank Road South. Both sales centers are open daily. For additional information, visit or Above: Two Phase III Astoria penthouses remain available at Naples Square, one of which is east facing and priced at $750,000, and the second of which is west facing and priced at $800,000. The great room floor plan offers 1,460 square feet of air-conditioned living space and a 260 square feet open-air balcony. Left: Eight Naples Square Phase III one and twostory floor plans from 1,460 to 3,238 square feet under air are base-priced from $750,000 to $1,645,000. The Phase III plans offer newly designed, enlarged, and re-named iterations of Naples Squares Phase I residences. Below: : Phase III sales transactions worth nearly $60 million have been processed at Naples Square and the Phase III building is now nearly 70% sold. The Phase III building is under construction and on schedule for completion in spring 2019. ADVERTORIAL




B6 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYAQUA II designer furnished model ready to move-in nowIf you are ready to make a move, but dont want the stresses of moving, enjoy the convenience of purchasing a beautifully furnished model home at AQUA II. No moving furniture. No purchasing new window coverings or artwork. Simply arrive at your new home complete with designer-selected furnishings and enjoy immediate occupancy. Award-winning interior designer Jerilyn Antonacci, president of Antonacci Design Group created the contemporary interior design of model 301, inspired by the curves of the building and the views of the water, spanning 4,171 sf under air with includes three bedrooms, a den and three-and-a-half bathrooms and priced at $2.545 million. The view is what we are always striving for, so we kept the open floor plan and created a palate of modern colors, explains Ms. Antonacci. The open floor plan appeals to people moving from a single-family home to a maintenancefree waterfront lifestyle, she adds. The model has a great room, kitchen and living room that line up against large windows overlooking the nearby marina. Design elements are very modern: a table with a center cutout, black coffee tables in three layers with smaller black tables, shimmering wallpaper and a linear fireplace. The master bedroom overlooks the water, so Antonacci boosted the view with a large oval mirror over the bed to reflect that scenery. She used lots of white and gold colors, and unique design elements. The wall behind the bed features a wallpaper starburst. Modern artwork is placed throughout. The master bathroom features a twoperson built-in tub nestled against a big picture window that overlooks the water. A silk hand-knotted throw by Ann Gish styles the bed in one of the guest rooms. The second guest room is a blush pink. The den has a long built-in desk and cubbies nestled in the wall. Exceptional conveniences offered at AQUA include communitys private yacht harbor, with direct access to the Gulf, consisting of 29 slips for separate purchase for those who wish to own their own boat right in their back yard. One slip remains available for sale to accommodate a boat up to 50 feet. Designed for homeowners who desire an extra shade or sunshine, AQUA marina cabanas offer nearby living area with comfortable seating, air conditioning, a wet bar with refrigerator and microwave, and a full bath. Two marina cabanas remain available for sale. A pavilion bar complements AQUAs resort-style pool and spa, gas grills and fire pits overlooking the yacht harbor. The fitness center features top-of-theline exercise equipment. Resident peace of mind is assured thanks to a 24-hour attended arrival lobby and a grand entry gate with around-the-clock controlled entry. An in-house management team and concierge provide the utmost in attentive service. The rooftop sky lounge and terrace offer magnificent vistas of the Gulf of Mexico, beaches, Wiggins Bay and mangrove-lined estuaries. The sky lounge features a fireplace, flat screen TV, and full kitchen with bar. The rooftop terrace provides outdoor seating, a grill and hot tub spa. The grand social room is designed to accommodate events from the casual to the most elegant; a library, and a state-of-the-art private movie theater with reclining seats ideal for watching Super Bowl, PGA tournaments, favorite musicals and much more. Contracts for AQUA Tower II are ongoing, with Naples-based PACT Realty serving as the exclusive listing agent. Two unfurnished residences remain available for purchase. For further information about AQUA or to schedule a tour of the model, please call 239-591-2727, visit online at or stop by the information center located at Wiggins Pass Road, 13675 Vanderbilt Drive, Naples, Florida 34110. Top: AQUA furnished model 301 design elements are very modern with a table with center cutout, black coffee table in three layers with smaller black tables, shimmering wallpaper and linear fireplace. Above: Interior designer Jerilyn Antonacci was inspired by the curves of the building and the views of the water at AQUA at Pelican Isle when she created a palate of modern colors and mixed different metals with gold and white in the furnished models kitchen. ADVERTORIALThe view is what we are always striving for, so we kept the open floor plan and created a palate of modern colors. The open floor plan appeals to people moving from a single-family home to a maintenance-free waterfront lifestyle. Jerilyn Antonacci, President of Antonacci Design Group


Special event at Moorings Park to include tour of amenitiesCare 360 program also discussedMoorings Park, a nationally accredited, nonprofit, Medicare-certified community, and the only A+ S & P and Fitch-rated Life Plan (CCRC) community in the country, is offering the public a chance to experience their campus through a guided tour of some of the amenities located within the beautiful, private community. The tour will be preceded by an informational event which will enlighten attendees about the lifestyle, membership opportunities and residential choices available at Moorings Park, as well as its second campus, Moorings Park at Grey Oaks. The event is being held on Friday, May 4, at 11 a.m., in the Sheffield Theatre, located in the communitys Center for Healthy Living. Those wishing to attend must RSVP by 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, by calling (239) 643-9111. Seating is limited so making reservations is recommended. Three of the amenities scheduled as planned tour stops include Mooring Parks Center for Healthy Living, Bower Chapel and the new Trio Restaurant, where lunch will be served. The Center for Healthy Living is a resident-focused, physician-based 37,000-squarefoot, state-of-the-art amenity that improves healthcare delivery to residents, expands knowledge on the aging process, and introduces new approaches to care that celebrate the positive aspects of aging, while optimizing vitality and happiness. Trained professionals are devoted to delivering Simply the Best treatment to each patient. Bower Chapel provides ecumenical services and religious studies and is a major focal point of Moorings Park. The 230-seat chapel celebrates the marriage of spirituality, architecture and music into one glorious setting. The pipe organ within Bower Chapel, which has 1,902 pipes, ranks among the finest found in small concert halls across the country. In addition to non-denominational Sunday services, the chapel provides an elegant background for concert series and other community gatherings. Trio Restaurant wraps three dining experiences into one space, a spacious, private dining room, a bustling bar and bistro, and a waterfront verandah. Fresh seasonal foods, innovative yet classic cuisine, and artfully crafted food and wine pairings are served with style in Trios main and private dining rooms, as well as the outdoor patio. At the event, officials will also detail their Care 360 concierge healthcare program. Through a partnership with Naples Community Hospital, Moorings Park has implemented a concierge medicine model offering patients a higher level of personalized primary care. Platinum and Diamond members can elect to receive these services on a supplemental basis (additional fees will apply). The Platinum and Diamond Membership Programs are designed to provide those looking forward to making Moorings Park their future home an opportunity to experience the communitys onsite healthcare, social activities and dining prior to committing to residency. Moorings Parks Platinum Membership Program is suited to individuals and couples who are within one to two years of making their residency decision. The Diamond Membership is available to individuals and couples who are in the early stages of finalizing their retirement plans. Both membership programs are available for a onetime fee, plus a monthly charge. The membership fees can be applied to residency entrance fees at Moorings Park or at the Moorings Park at Grey Oaks campus once the decision to move into Moorings Park is made. Membership provides preferred access to all available Moorings Park residences, to Orchid Terrace Assisted Living and Memory Care, and to The Chateau Skilled Nursing on a private rate basis. Upon approval, Platinum Members will receive 24-Month Moorings Assessment Protocol (MAP) protection. Additional services include the use of The Center for Healthy Living, home to Moorings Parks Care 360 program, as well as a fitness center, Sheffield Theatre, Internet Cafe, and the Rejuvenate Salon & Spa. Members receive personal charge cards as part of their program. They also receive access to events at the Bower Chapel, and use of five casual and fine dining venues, including Trio Restaurant. A Personal Concierge is also available to members Monday through Friday to secure dinner reservations, tickets, salon appointments, transportation, personal trainer appointments and more. For more than 35 years Moorings Park has set the standard when it comes to Southwest Florida retirement communities offering luxury residences, worldclass amenities and outstanding healthcare services. Mooring Parks mission is to provide Simply the Best facilities and services for successful aging within an environment where residents can thrive physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, and live longer, happier and healthier lives. To learn more about the Life Plan Community visit Above: The Center for Healthy Living was designed to celebrate the positive aspects of aging. Left: The 230-seat Bower Chapel is a major focal point of Moorings Park. Below: From the outside patio of Trio Restaurant, residents gaze upon bubbling fountains and a bridge that extends over a shimmering lake. Bottom: Moorings Park is the only A+ S&P and Fitch-rated Life Plan (CCRC) community in the country.ADVERTORIAL NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2018 REAL ESTATE B7


B8 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYThis weekend: Talis Parks April Luxury Home Tour highlights new-fashioned lifestyle, award-winning homesTalis Parks awardwinning residences, thoughtfully-designed amenities, and familyand pet-friendly atmosphere are highlighted this weekend as the April Luxury Home Tour kicks off Saturday, April 28, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and continues Sunday, April 29, noon to 3:00 p.m. The tour features a variety of new furnished models and move-in ready residences including penthouse-style terrace homes by WCI/Lennar, resortstyle coach homes by FrontDoor Communities, single-family villas by Distinctive Communities, custom single-family residences by Harbourside Custom Homes, and a showcase estate by Sunwest Custom Homes. Talis Park new-fashioned style reflects developer Kitson & Partners commitment to eschewing traditional country club models. Its come-as-youare atmosphere encourages members to enjoy active social connections and live the best versions of their lives among exclusive privacy and conciergelevel services. Residents Jim and Barbara Simmons were attracted to Talis Park because of its newer, vibrant atmosphere and many opportunities to enhance their active lives. Theres just an energy to the place, said Jim. Its just a ton of fun and an easy place to meet folks. The Simmons family, like many other Talis Park residents, enjoys a full calendar of social events managed by the communitys membership team. From sports clinics, fitness and spa events, and cooking classes to luxury car shows, themed costume parties, outdoor movies and concerts on the Great Lawn, Talis Parks social calendar offers familyand pet-friendly entertainment for all ages. Talis Park homeowners also enjoy complimentary, daily beach access via the Beach Runner, the communitys exclusive Mercedes-Benz shuttle service. The hub of activity in Talis Park is its award-winning Vyne House and 18-hole Greg Norman/ Pete Dye-designed golf course, one of only two Norman/Dye collaborations worldwide. Vyne House offers formal and casual dining, two fitness studios, spa, fully-stocked wine room, resort-style pool with spacious deck and rotunda, and more. Comfortable outdoor gathering areas make Vyne House a perfect place to enjoy Naples temperate climate and legendary sunsets. The Casa Cortese sports pub, next to the driving range, is a great spot for sports enthusiasts. Also within easy access is a sports complex with six Har-Tru tennis courts, pro shop, bocce courts, lap pool, and playground. Prospective homebuyers may experience Talis Park by participating in the communitys Gold Pass program. Gold Pass holders enjoy member status and amenities access for two consecutive days, including one round of golf at the member-guest rate. For program details, call 239-292-0846. The Talis Park Luxury Home Tour begins at the communitys Garden House Information & Sales Center, 16980 Livingston Road. For details, call 239-449-5900 or visit Above: Sunwest Homes two-story Grand Santa Barbara estate model in Talis Parks Prato neighborhood. Left: Harbourside Custom Homes Aviano II luxury estate home in Talis Parks Corsica neighborhood. Below: Distinctive Communities furnished Berolina villa model in the Watercourse neighborhood. Bottom Left: Valis Parks Vyne House clubhouse. Bottom Right: WCI/Lennars furnished terrace home model in Talis Parks Viansa neighborhood. f V ADVERTORIAL


Marketed exclusively byEach office is independently owned and operated THE LUTGERT COMPANIES RESIDENCESAT MERCATOSothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each oce is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. Home and community information, including pricing, included features, terms, availability and amenities, are subje ct to change, prior sale or withdrawal at any time without notice or obligation. Drawings, photographs, renderings, video, scale models, square footages, oor plans, elevations, features, colors a nd sizes are approximate for presentation purposes only and may vary from the homes as built. Home prices refer to the base price of the house and do not include options or premiums, unless otherw ise indicated for a specic home. Nothing on our website should be construed as legal, accounting or tax advice. With the purchase of an single family home. Expires April 30, 2018. Purchaser is entitled to a Beach and Full Golf nonrefundable membership at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Club. This incentive is a limited time oer which can be terminated at any time by the developer. Membe rship will be established in the name of resident and may not be transferred. Residences at Mercato, and the Lutgert Companies holds no liability for this membership and is not responsible for any additional fees incurred while using this membership. Membership acceptance is at the discretion of LaPlayas enrollment process and rules.46 single-family homes | 239.594.9400 | ResidencesAtMercato.comMODELS OPEN DAILY FOR A LIMITED TIME WITH THE PURCHASE OF A SINGLEFAMILY HOMEBeach and Full Golf Membership at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Club EXPIRES APRIL 30, 2018or Options and upgrade incentive of $60,000 EXPIRES APRIL 30, 2018 Residences at Mercato blends the ease and luxury of carefree living with the privacy of a single-family home. OWNER BENEFITS INCLUDE: Weekly lawn maintenance and pool cleaning. Ex terior window washing, pressure washing, pest control and exterior painting upon schedule. Basic cable, internet and water included in HOA. Natural gas community.$1.425FROM MILLION RESTAURANTS AND SHOPS OVER40MILES FROM THE BEACH1.7


BAY COLONY Windsor #1402 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 218016386 $11,475,000 BAY COLONY 7855 Vizcaya Way Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.216.1973 Web ID 217022238 $3,400,000 BAY COLONY Toscana #1103 Leah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 Web ID 217074941 $2,099,0001 2 3 2 3 1 THE EXTRAORDINARY FEATURED LISTINGS CALL US FOR YOUR INTRODUCTION TO THE EXTRAORDINARYCENTRAL NAPLES | 239.659.0099 CAPTIVA | 239.395.5847 BROAD AVENUE | 239.434.2424 BONITA SPRINGS | 239.948.4000 2700 Lantern Lane Sherry Irvin 239.825.2786 Web ID 218000695 $4,150,000 555 Riviera Drive Joe Garabed 239.261.6161 Web ID 217079024 $2,060,000 Miramar #202 Larry Roorda 239.860.2534 Web ID 218011699 $885,000 711 Galleon Drive Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 217011766 $11,500,000 Del Mar #307 Frank Duggan 239.734.0397 Web ID 218017533 $429,900 1365 Spyglass Lane Keith Buchanan 239.253.7775 Web ID 216052919 $6,395,000 584 Banyan Boulevard Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 217069930 $3,150,000 Admiralty Point #603 Larry Roorda 239.860.2534 Web ID 218015844 $895,000 1100 Galleon Drive Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 216070094 $11,900,000 Windsor Court #303 Adrienne Young 239.825.5369 Web ID 217059338 $489,000 1203 Spyglass Lane Peter Reppucci 239.595.6500 Web ID 217028182 $9,550,000 3020 Crayton Road Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 217023654 $3,495,000 Imperial Club PH N Ruth Trettis 239.571.6760 Web ID 217054672 $1,725,000 1672 Galleon Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 218002351 $18,500,000 Breakers #506 Larry Roorda 239.860.2534 Web ID 218021346 $595,000 Carriage Club #56 Paul Arpin 239.877.4450 Web ID 218005143 $719,000 3333 Gin Lane Gwen Tolson 847.208.2754 Web ID 217038449 $5,395,000 3156 Crayton Road Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 217023649 $3,495,000 Naples Continental #706 Larry Roorda 239.860.2534 Web ID 218023833 $795,000 PORT ROYAL THE MOORINGS COQUINA SANDS


495 18th Avenue South Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 216027889 $3,695,000 Renaissance Unit D Sharon Kaltenborn 239.248.1964 Web ID 218003532 $1,250,000 The Cottages #G-103 Debron Fowles 239.826.6655 Web ID 217067435 $449,000 St. Nicole #203 Werner Schroeder 239.776.8956 Web ID 218017213 $679,000 517 Turtle Hatch Road Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 218028642 $2,995,000 Marquesa #902 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 218005317 $1,695,000 Surfsedge #1405 Liz Bate 239.398.7356 Web ID 218029035 $989,000 Arielle #1303 Dave/Ann Renner 239.784.5552 Web ID 218004799 $359,000 525 13th Avenue South James Bates 239.961.3973 Web ID 218028328 $3,975,000 Marbella #1201 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 217065403 $2,695,000 The Cottages #A-106 Debron Fowles 239.826.6655 Web ID 217067411 $449,000 6646 Trident Way Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 218029693 $725,000 Le Rivage #18N Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.216.1973 Web ID 216071705 $7,299,999 8751 La Palma Lane Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 217023356 $3,295,000 3570 Crayton Road Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 218027062 $1,595,000 Osprey Pointe #201 Dave/Ann Renner 239.784.5552 Web ID 217039145 $699,000 1969 7th Street South Marybeth Brooks 239.272.6867 Web ID 218028248 $7,999,500 806 Tallow Tree CourtMichael G. Lawler/Terri Moellers 239.213.7344Web ID 218002799 $4,995,000 The Cottages #C-202 Sherry Irvin 239.825.2786 Web ID 217035285 $465,000 7073 Villa Lantana Way Emie Barnes 239.877.0252 Web ID 218003910 $950,000 306 Neapolitan Way Marybeth Brooks 239.272.6867 Web ID 218029702 $7,399,000 9758 Niblick Lane Ann Marie Shimer 239.825.9020 Web ID 218014801 $3,795,000 Park Plaza #402 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 218027718 $1,995,000 2362 Cheshire Lane Tatyana Sallee 239.293.5017 Web ID 218002754 $1,195,000 Biltmore #602 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 217070614 $4,100,000 1056 Grand Isle Drive Terri Moellers 239.213.7344 Web ID 217073519 $1,198,000 Brighton #703 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.216.1973 Web ID 217056322 $4,750,000 9771 Niblick Lane Lisa Tashjian 239.259.7024 Web ID 218002809 $3,500,000 GREY OAKS | 239.262.5557 FIFTH AVENUE | 239.434.8770 ESTUARY | 239.261.3148 DEVELOPMENT SERVICES | 239.403.2200 725 6th Avenue North Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 218028215 $3,199,000 Esplanade Club #205 Ann Marie Shimer 239.825.9020 Web ID 218029148 $1,100,000 7083 Pelican Bay Boulevard Vanya/Dimo Demirev 239.565.0550 Web ID 217052201 $949,500 OLD NAPLES AQUALANE SHORES PARK SHORE PELICAN BAY ESTATES AT BAY COLONY PELICAN MARSH BAY COLONY PremierSothebysRealty.comMORE THAN 22,000 ASSOCIATES | 950 OFFICES WORLDWIDE 69 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES GLOBALLY OVER 40 PREMIER SOTHEBYS INTERNATIONAL REALTY LOCATIONS


2375 Marete Drive Jay Malamphy 239.248.6393 Web ID 216038022 $700,000 Traditions #101 Sonya Shaheen 239.877.2797 Web ID 218007080 $825,000 767 Glendevon Drive Katie Benham 239.222.2268 Web ID 217078774 $569,900 Esperanza #202 Kimberly Wagner 239.571.5474 Web ID 217065163 $1,225,000 Giaveno #1246 Bonnie Nageon De Lestang 239.280.6997 Web ID 218028972 $359,000 Residences III #303 Suzanne Ring 239.821.7550 Web ID 216076993 $899,000 2501 Spicebush Lane Jutta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 239.659.5113 Web ID 218023653 $2,790,000 2930 Gilford Way Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 217035657 $409,000 5775 Sea Grass Lane Craig Jones 239.825.6857 Web ID 218021374 $795,000 Terra Verde #2428 Krista Fraga 239.877.6745 Web ID 218027536 $869,000 Lesina #1503 ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 218028503 $619,000 Grande Phoenician #706 Yola Zapiec 239.848.6693 Web ID 217024998 $1,299,000 6635 Roma Way Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 218013997 $490,000 12855 Pond Apple Drive East Vanya/Dimo Demirev 239.565.0550 Web ID 218015747 $1,095,000 2630 Bulrush Lane Daniel Guenther 239.357.8121 Web ID 218013937 $3,495,000 16361 Camden Lakes Circle Dave/Ann Renner 239.784.5552 Web ID 218012614 $610,000 Naples Square #117 Tom Gasbarro 239.404.4883 Web ID 217035698 $1,695,000 1215 Gordon River Trail Daniel Guenther 239.357.8121 Web ID 215036906 $2,250,000 4571 Pine Ridge Road Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 Web ID 218002331 $635,000 2939 Tiburon Boulevard East Julie Rembos 239.595.1809 Web ID 218002337 $1,449,000 3945 Sapphire Way ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 218028511 $495,000 12931 White Violet Drive Erik David Barber 323.513.6391 Web ID 217078425 $1,175,000 1473 Anhinga Pointe Melissa Williams 239.248.7238 Web ID 209007441 $3,575,000 3404 Atlantic Circle Frank Pezzuti 239.216.2445 Web ID 218029071 $699,000 Vista Pointe #3602 Dina L. Moon 239.370.1252 Web ID 218014451 $499,000 661 97th Avenue North Anthony Gatto/Valerie Bee 239.913.9722 Web ID 217066755 $750,000 Aversana #1204 ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 216055274 $499,000 Castillo #103 John DAmelio 239.961.5996 Web ID 218002806 $849,900 CALL US FOR YOUR INTRODUCTION TO THE EXTRAORDINARYMYSTIQUE AT PELICAN BAY | 239.598.9900 MERCATO SALES CENTER | 239.594.9400 MARCO ISLAND | 239.642.2222 HARBOUR POINT | 239.213.7373 1187 10th Avenue North Carol Sheehy 239.340.9300 Web ID 217048660 $2,100,000 1399 Great Egret Trail Melissa Williams 239.248.7238 Web ID 218004877 $5,750,000 7985 Beaumont Court Dave/Ann Renner 239.784.5552 Web ID 218013143 $1,250,000 NAPLES AND SURROUNDS GREY OAKS NORTH NAPLES THE EXTRAORDINARY


BONITA SPRINGSESTEROVanderbilt Yacht Racquet #901 Janine Monfort 239.641.0990 Web ID 218007785 $689,900 Cherry Oaks #202 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 218003208 $429,900 1510 Collingswood Avenue Vince Colace 239.260.3333 Web ID 218028706 $699,900 19441 Caladesi Drive Roxanne Jeske 239.450.5210 Web ID 217065577 $519,000 Sunset House #304 Vince Colace 239.260.3333 Web ID 218028644 $389,000 Marbella #4124 Joanne MacLeod 239.272.7679 Web ID 217072697 $239,500 Cascada #201 ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 218029765 $595,000 Sundial of Sanibel #H409 Burns Family 239.464.2984 Web ID 217050041 $465,000 Regatta #204 Frank Pezzuti 239.216.2445 Web ID 218000223 $729,000 Cherry Oaks #201 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 218004846 $519,500 Royal Marco Point #526 Cathy Brodie 239.272.7725 Web ID 218028327 $2,399,000 23235 Sanabria Loop Teri Pytel 847.274.1195 Web ID 218005965 $534,000 Admiralty House #901S Cathy Brodie 239.272.7725 Web ID 218029469 $479,000 Marbella #2111 Aysim Eserdag 239.404.6891 Web ID 218028766 $264,900 8418 Mallards Way Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 218029592 $799,000 924 Pecten Court Burns Family 239.464.2984 Web ID 217049598 $1,895,000 Regatta #706 Lisa Rogstad 239.777.1698 Web ID 218009353 $849,900 8544 Mallards Way Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 218028055 $529,000 159 South Seas Court Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 218029791 $2,600,000 Mirasol #607 Melanie Denson 239.989.7758 Web ID 218001667 $789,900 Villas at Waterside #6-102 Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 218028870 $549,000 Sorrento #3 Shirlene Elkins 239.777.9574 Web ID 218029827 $265,000 3177 Olympia Lane Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 218028745 $974,900 18 Beach Homes Burns Family 239.464.2984 Web ID 217059721 $3,445,000 Vanderbilt Gulfside #301 Jane Darling 239.290.3112 Web ID 218015421 $1,625,000 Wedgewood #501 Suzanne Ring 239.821.7550 Web ID 218014534 $432,000 9149 Estero River Circle Jacquie Lewisy 239.227.3070 Web ID 218013910 $399,000 15138 Wiles Drive Burns Family 239.464.2984 Web ID 217064543 $6,999,000 Moraya Bay #808 Marion Bethea/Anne Killilea 239.261.6200 Web ID 217000892 $5,495,000 Horizons #502 Werner Schroeder 239.776.8956 Web ID 217050000 $1,295,000 21275 Estero Vista Court Roxanne Jeske 239.450.5210 Web ID 218028679 $463,000 15107 Captiva Drive Burns Family 239.464.2984 Web ID 218005795 $19,850,000 Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each oce is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. Property information herein is derived from various sources including, but not limited to, county records and multiple listing services, and may include approximations. All information is deemed accurate. VANDERBILT | 239.594.9494 THE VILLAGE | 239.261.6161 SANIBEL | 239.472.2735 RENTAL DIVISION | 239.262.4242 VANDERBILT BEACH Mariners Palm Harbor #201 Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 Web ID 216063667 $1,125,000 3740 Mahogany Bend Drive Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 218002473 $1,699,000 MARCO ISLAND FIDDLERS CREEK BONITA BAY FORT MYERSSANIBEL/CAPTIVA PremierSothebysRealty.comMORE THAN 22,000 ASSOCIATES | 950 OFFICES WORLDWIDE 69 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES GLOBALLY OVER 40 PREMIER SOTHEBYS INTERNATIONAL REALTY LOCATIONS


B14 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYHighly anticipated 2018 Mediterra Model Home Showcase concludes SundaySeven models by London Bay Homes that feature interiors by Romanza Interior Design will be on display Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m. during the final day of Mediterras highly anticipated 2018 Model Home Showcase event. Mediterra is located two-miles north of Immokalee Road on Livingston Parkway in North Naples. London Bay is transforming Mediterra with the creation of new neighborhoods and residences featuring stunning architectural and interior designs. Four of the models in the Showcase event were named recipients of awards during the 2018 Parade of Homes. Covered lanais overlooking Mediterras captivating tableau include outdoor kitchens and dining and conversation areas. Custom pools by London Bays Acquatico Pools feature pavered decks and fire and water features. Luxurious automobiles from Naples Motorsports will also be on display during Sundays Model Showcase event. More than 60 purchase opportunities remain at Mediterra, including London Bays models and home sites with water and preserve views. Purchasers of homes by London Bay may secure a full golf membership immediately rather than being placed on the membership waiting list. London Bay, an award-winning homebuilder and developer in the Southwest Florida luxury home market for more than three decades, manages all new home construction sales and marketing for Mediterra. The Sonoma model is being featured in Mediterras Caminetto neighborhood, an enclave of single-family villas from the high $1-millions to the low $3-millions. Priced at $3,125,000 fully-furnished, the two-story, 4,414 square-feet Sonoma features a great room, a gourmet-inspired kitchen, a dining room that opens to a covered terrace, and an outdoor living, dining and kitchen area. A bonus room opens to the outdoor spaces. Double-doors in the master suite lead to a patio overlooking a pool with a sun shelf and spa. A garden shower is accessible from the master bathroom and the pool patio. The second floor includes a lounge with a wet bar and a guest suite. The Bettina and Clara models in Mediterras Cabreo neighborhood are also being featured. Cabreo presents singlefamily villas from 2,800 to 3,200 square feet priced from $1 million. Priced at $1,960,000 furnished, the four-bedroom, four-bath Bettina villa offers 3,110 square feet. The Bettina presents an open plan with a great room, dining room, and an island kitchen with a pantry and a cafe area. The outdoor living space includes an outdoor kitchen. The Clara model features 3,369 square feet. The three-bedroom, threeand-one-half bath residence is Cabreos largest floor plan. The family room, living room, and master suite open to an outdoor living area with a pool and spa. The Clara is priced at $1,995,000 furnished. The two-story, four-bedroom Isabella model offers 4,285 square feet under air in Mediterras Serata neighborhood. A second-story covered balcony overlooks an outdoor living area, pool and spa. The models great room plan also includes a formal dining room, study, large master suite, and an outdoor kitchen. The model is priced at $2,895,000 furnished. London Bays Lucarno neighborhood presents lakeside villas from 2,900 to over 4,000 square feet priced from $1.5 million. Priced at $2,885,000 fully-furnished, the two-story Capriano models 4,402-square-foot plan features a great room with a linear fireplace, a wine bar, and a library that opens to an outdoor living and kitchen area. The home offers views of a custom pool, lake, and Mediterras Parterre Gardens. The master suite features a bathroom with glass partitions and views of a water feature from the freestanding tub. An open staircase ends at a wet bar that serves a second-floor lounge, a guest suite with a balcony, and a sun deck offering lake and garden views. A second Capriano model and The Catalina model are being presented in Cortile, an estate and single-family villa home neighborhood. Priced at $3,67 5,000 fully-furnished, the fourbedroom, four bath Caprianos 4,493 square-feet under air floor plan includes a great room, a wine bar, and a library that opens to an outdoor living and kitchen area. A custom pool includes a cascading waterfall fountain and spa. A fire pit offers a gathering spot. An open staircase ends at a wet bar positioned to serve a second-floor lounge and a guest suite with a balcony, while a sun deck offers a view of the pool and a preserve. Priced at $4,250,000 furnished, the two-story, 5,288 square feet under air, Catalina model features a great room, an island kitchen, and a caf. The caf opens to an outdoor space with a kitchen, an island bar, and ample seating while overlooking a resort-style pool, spa, and fire pit. The master suite opens to a private trellis and patio, while the master bath features a garden shower. The first floor offers a formal dining room, bonus room and two guest suites. The second floor includes a loft, wet bar, a third guest suite, and a sunset overlook with a fireplace. A leading homebuilder and developer in the Southwest Florida home market for nearly three decades, London Bay Homes has earned more than 300 industry awards. Its brand promise of Private Label Living ensures quality, attention to detail, and homes that are a unique expression of their residents distinctive tastes. The company builds new luxury custom and multi-family homes priced from $1 million to more than $10 million in many of the regions most exclusive neighborhoods and communities. For information about London Bay Homes, visit Visit the Mediterra Sales Center at 15836 Savona Way off Livingston Parkway two miles north of Immokalee Road. The Sales Center and model residences are open daily. Call (239) 298-7600. Visit Above: London Bay Homes furnished Capriano model in Lucarno at Mediterra reflects the contemporary designs the luxury homebuilder is introducing within the community. More than 60 purchase opportunities remain available. Right: The Sonoma model in Caminetto at Mediterra features an organic contemporary interior design that showcases numerous natural materials. Bottom RIght: One of seven models being featured during Mediterras 2018 Model Home Showcase, the Catalina model in the Cortile neighborhood features a pool design by Acquatico Pools that won a Bronze Award in the 2018 FSPA Design Awards competition.ADVERTORIAL

PAGE 43 | RoyalShellRentals.com239.213.9100 665 FOUNTAINHEAD WAY, NAPLES "Tranquility", a Contemporary Zen Design Over 9,000 S.F. Indoor/Outdoor Living Space $3,495,000 MLS 217029954 Doug Haughey 239.961.1561 NEW PRICE PARK SHORE 4213 BRYNWOOD DR., NAPLES 5 Bedrooms, 6.2 Bathrooms + Den Furnished, Transitional Style Courtyard $3,090,000 MLS 218016888 Pam Olsen 239.464.6873 NEW PRICE QUAIL WEST 9933 MONTIANO DR., NAPLES Domenica Model Home, Furnished 4 BR, 4.5 BA + Den, 3 Car Garage $2,999,000 MLS 216080316 Sales Team at Peninsula 239.777.7209 PENINSULA AT TREVISO BAY9833 MONTIANO CT., NAPLES Burano Home to be Built Pool, Spa & Outdoor Kitchen $2,099,000 MLS 218023284 Sales Team at Peninsula 239.777.7209 PENINSULA AT TREVISO BAY29110 POSITANO LN., NAPLES 4 BR, 5.5 BA + Den Magnificent Luxury Villa Private Lanai w/Peaceful Long Lake Views $1,995,000 MLS 217069720 Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 MEDITERRA4951 BONITA BAY BLVD. PH #101, BONITA Stunning Penthouse in the Sky, Gorgeous Views Professionally Decorated w/Marble, Granite & Crystal $1,980,000 Call for Details! Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 NEW LISTING BONITA BAY ESPERIA786 ORCHID CT., MARCO ISLAND Long & Wide Converging Waterway Views 3 BR, 3.5 BA, Wraparound Lanai, Pool/Spa $1,450,000 MLS 218010046 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 MARCO BEACH4811 ISLAND POND CT. #1203, BONITA Penthouse 2,382 S.F. Under Air $1,100,000 MLS 217041042 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 BONITA BAY BAYVIEW

PAGE 44 m 239.21 3 Florida Locations: Bonita Springs/Ester o Naples/Marco Island, O North Carolina Locations: Ca s and Sapphire Vall e 445 DOCKSIDE DR. #204, NAPLES Gorgeous Waterfront Views Beautifully Renovated by BCB Homes $1,093,250 MLS 217074759 Dru & Greg Martinovich 239.325.3505 PELICAN ISLE4751 BONITA BAY BLVD. #1902, BONITA Stunning Views of Bay & Gulf of Mexico 3 Private Balconies $994,900 MLS 217009314 Dru & Greg Martinovich 239.325.3505 BONITA BAY VISTAS2834 TIBURON BLVD. E. #102, NAPLES 3 BR, 2 BA, 2,400+ S.F., Furnished, 2 Car Garage Open Floor Plan, East & West Facing Lanais $755,000 MLS 218007398 Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 TIBURON CASTILLO $699,000 MLS 218028636 Gary Ryan 239.273.6796 $660,000 MLS 217027938 Greg Lewis, The Lewis Team 239.287.1158 $595,000 MLS 217069413 Greg Lewis, The Lewis Team 239.287.1158 3368 MONTARA DR., BONITA 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath + Den, 2 Story Villa Glassed-In Lanai, Private Southern Exposure $575,000 MLS 218004659 Cathy Lieberman & Cindy Reiff 239.777.2441 BONITA BAY MONTARA20261 COUNTRY CLUB DR., ESTERO 18th Fairway of Arnold Palmer Golf Course 3 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms + Office $565,000 MLS 218007317 Carol Jones 239.250.4310 WILDCAT RUN10218 AVONLEIGH DR., BONITA Close to Beaches & Shopping High Quality Built $549,000 MLS 218025207 Jim Westerfield, Westerfield Group 239.287.6617 NEW LISTING FAIRWINDS $549,000 MLS 217067742 Loretta Young, Team LaVita 239.450.5022 $544,000 MLS 217078415 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 $529,000 MLS 217061971 Dru & Greg Martinovich 239.325.3505 17025 PORTA VECCHIO WAY #201, NAPLES 3 BR, 3 BA + Den, 2nd Floor Coach Home Expansive Golf Course & Lake Views $529,000 MLS 217034458 Dru & Greg Martinovich 239.325.3505 MEDITERRA PORTA VECCHIO4801 ISLAND POND CT. #303, BONITA Expansive Preserve, Bay & Sunset Views Open Floor Plan, 2 Suites Open to Large Lanai $519,000 MLS 217068887 Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 BONITA BAY BAY VIEW28180 ROBOLINI CT., BONITA Outstanding Lake, Golf Course & Preserve Views Furnished 4 BR, 2 BA w/Pool & Spa $464,900 MLS 218000302 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 SPANISH WELLS MARBELLA $450,000 MLS 218026866 Loretta Young, Team LaVita 239.450.5022 $439,000 MLS 218012847 Linda Ramsey 239.405.3054 $435,000 MLS 217014059 Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 27025 SHELL RIDGE CIR., BONITA Stunning, Remodeled, New Floors & Kitchen Beach Club, Pickle Ball, Bocce & Marina $459,000 MLS 217071134 Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 NEW PRICE BONITA BAY BAY HARBOR $454,900 MLS 217051894 Vito Bauer 239.777.7080 1520 CLERMONT DR. #H-304, NAPLES Southern Views of Golf Course Updated Wood Flooring $430,000 MLS 218027857 Ed Biddison 239.218.7444 NEW LISTING PELICAN MARSH27268 JOLLY ROGER LN., BONITA Canal Front, 3 BR, 3 BA, Large Pool Beautifully Remodeled Throughout $429,000 MLS 217044447 Vahle Team 239.450.7805 JOLLY ROGER25200 GOLDCREST DR. #521, BONITA 2nd Floor, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Condo Well Maintained, Attached 2 Car Garage $399,000 MLS 217031479 Larry Bell 239.919.4404 PELICAN LANDING $389,000 MLS 217064795 Sue Ellen Mathers 239.877.2726 $375,000 MLS 218019387 Cathy Lieberman & Cindy Reiff 239.272.1196 $375,000 MLS 218017662 Jamie Lienhardt 239.565.4268 1035 SANDPIPER ST. #F202, NAPLES Resort Style Living, Minutes to 5th Avenue 2nd Floor 2 BR, 2 BA Unit $395,000 MLS 217024424 Roger Stening 239.770.4707 NEW PRICE NAPLES BAY RESORT $389,000 MLS 217044539 Mike Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.340.5455 10349 FLAT STONE LP., BONITA Water View, 3 BR, 3 BA + Den, 2 Car Garage Tile & Wood Floors, Granite, SS Kitchen $359,000 MLS 217055701 Deb Adams-Bateman 239.273.4824 HAWTHORNE21572 MISANO DR., ESTERO Upgraded, 2 BR, 2 Full BA + Den, Lake View SS Appliances, Silestone Counters, Island $350,000 MLS 217064080 Greg Lewis, The Lewis Team 239.287.1158 VILLA PALMERAS9921 ALABAMA ST., BONITA Spacious 3 BR, 2.5 BA on Dead End Road Fenced Backyard w/Flood Lights $350,000 MLS 217078197 Jim Westerfield, Westerfield Group 239.287.6617 HEITMANS $289,000 MLS 217021512 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 $279,500 MLS 218012097 Sean Smuk 239.220.4040 $277,900 MLS 218010712 Deb Adams-Bateman 239.273.4824 20290 CALICE CT. #1003, ESTERO 3 Bedrooms + Den, Elevator Stunning Lake & Golf Course Views $340,000 MLS 218014256 Anabelle Miller 239.565.0146 NEW PRICE GRANDEZZA GOLF & CC $299,900 MLS 218008846 Greg Lewis, The Lewis Team 239.287.1158 1059 MARBLEHEAD DR. #0-3, NAPLES Golf Membership Included Four Miles to Downtown & the Beach $275,000 MLS 218005692 Mark Semeraro 239.370.2455 NEW PRICE OPEN 4/28 1:00PM 4:00PM GLEN EAGLE MONTCLAIR PARK15059 STERLING OAKS DR., NAPLES 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms + Den Attached Villa with 2 Car Garage $275,000 MLS 218024241 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 STERLING OAKS8990 PALMAS GRANDES BLVD. #102, BONITA 1st Floor, 2 BR, 2 BA, 1 Car Garage Condo Beautiful Lake & Water Feature Views $269,900 MLS 218017846 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 OPEN 4/29 1:00PM 4:00PM SPANISH WELLS LAS BRISAS $265,000 MLS 218012111 Deb Adams-Bateman 239.273.4824 $255,000 MLS 218001693 Jamie Lienhardt 239.565.4268 $249,900 MLS 218004534 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 21179 BUTCHERS HOLLER, ESTERO Lake & Golf Course Views 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Car Garage $269,000 MLS 218007593 Jim Griffith, The Boeglin Team 239.322.2409 OPEN 4/28 & 4/29 1:00PM 4:00PM COUNTRY CREEK $268,500 MLS 218008435 Anabelle Miller 239.565.0146 5681 HERON LN. #203, NAPLES 2 BR, 2 BA + Den, 1,490 S.F. Under Air Beautiful Golf Course & Fountain Views $249,000 MLS 218003177 Jenn Nicolai & Steve Suddeth 239.333.3455 THE STRAND FEATHER SOUND27850 HACIENDA EAST BLVD. #203C, BONITA 2 BR, 2 BA End Unit, Newer Roof Great Location! $225,000 MLS 218020725 Vahle Team 239.450.7805 HACIENDA VILLAGE9660 VILLAGE VIEW BLVD. #201, BONITA Beautiful Fountain Views, 2 BR, 2 BA + Den Open Great Room Style Floor Plan $223,000 MLS 218010346 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 VILLAGES OF BONITA $199,000 MLS 217076624 Taylor Ekovich 239.370.7715 $189,999 MLS 218020654 Sean Smuk 239.220.4040 $175,200 MLS 217049974 Patti Fortune 239.272.8494 6820 STERLING GREENS PL. #2104, NAPLES 1st Floor, Furnished, 2 BR, 2 BA Serene Panoramic Views $219,000 MLS 218027340 Mark Semeraro 239.370.2455 NEW LISTING OPEN 4/29 1:00PM 4:00PM GLEN EAGLE GOLF & CC $199,900 MLS 217072418 The Bordner Team 239.989.8829


m | 3 .9100 o Cape Coral, Captiva Island, Fort Myers, cala and Sanibel Island s hiers/Lake Glenville, Highlands e y/Lake Toxaway $1,093,250 MLS 217074759 Dru & Greg Martinovich 239.325.3505 $994,900 MLS 217009314 Dru & Greg Martinovich 239.325.3505 $755,000 MLS 218007398 Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 23307 FOXBERRY LN., ESTERO 3 BR, 2.5 BA + Den, Pool Home Lake & Golf Views $699,000 MLS 218028636 Gary Ryan 239.273.6796 NEW LISTING SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS22211 KENWOOD ISLE DR., ESTERO Kenwood, 4 BR, 3 BA, Turnkey Pool/Spa, Paver Deck, Quiet & Private $660,000 MLS 217027938 Greg Lewis, The Lewis Team 239.287.1158 SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS10331 AUTUMN BREEZE DR. #201, ESTERO Oak Hammock, Elevator, Turnkey 3 BR, 3 BA + Den 2,948 S.F., Quiet Lake View, S. Facing Lanai $595,000 MLS 217069413 Greg Lewis, The Lewis Team 239.287.1158 SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS $575,000 MLS 218004659 Cathy Lieberman & Cindy Reiff 239.777.2441 $565,000 MLS 218007317 Carol Jones 239.250.4310 $549,000 MLS 218025207 Jim Westerfield, Westerfield Group 239.287.6617 1948 IMPERIAL GOLF COURSE BLVD., NAPLES Large 3 BR, 2 BA, Pool Home Freshly Updated w/Neutral Palette $549,000 MLS 217067742 Loretta Young, Team LaVita 239.450.5022 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES6750 BENT GRASS DR., NAPLES Lakefront Pool Home w/Large Screened Lanai 3 BR, 2 BA, Dining, Living & Family Rooms $544,000 MLS 217078415 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 LELY RESORT9202 MUSEO CIR. #201, NAPLES Stunning Southern Lake View 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms + Den $529,000 MLS 217061971 Dru & Greg Martinovich 239.325.3505 NEW PRICE FIDDLER'S CREEK VARENNA $529,000 MLS 217034458 Dru & Greg Martinovich 239.325.3505 $519,000 MLS 217068887 Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 $464,900 MLS 218000302 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 27291 S. RIVERSIDE DR., BONITA 130' Along Imperial River Gulf Access 3 BR, 2 BA, Charming & Fully Renovated $450,000 MLS 218026866 Loretta Young, Team LaVita 239.450.5022 PLAN OF RIVERSIDE4112 BAYHEAD DR. #201, BONITA Spectacular Lake, Golf Course & Marsh Views 3 BR, 2 BA Coach Home $439,000 MLS 218012847 Linda Ramsey 239.405.3054 BONITA BAY GREENBRIAR28646 SAN GALGANO WAY, BONITA 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Pool/Spa Beautiful Golf & Sunset Views $435,000 MLS 217014059 Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 PALMIRA GOLF & CC $459,000 MLS 217071134 Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 6509 CALDECOTT DR., NAPLES Lush Tropical Oasis Small Gated Enclave $454,900 MLS 217051894 Vito Bauer 239.777.7080 NEW PRICE LELY RESORT CALDECOTT $430,000 MLS 218027857 Ed Biddison 239.218.7444 $429,000 MLS 217044447 Vahle Team 239.450.7805 $399,000 MLS 217031479 Larry Bell 239.919.4404 28616 CLINTON LN., BONITA 2 BR, 2 BA + Den, Near Beaches! Open Floor Plan, Newer Kitchen $389,000 MLS 217064795 Sue Ellen Mathers 239.877.2726 VANDERBILT LAKES4520 RIVERWATCH DR. #101, BONITA 1st Floor End Unit, Lake View 2 BR, 2 BA + Den, 1 Car Garage $375,000 MLS 218019387 Cathy Lieberman & Cindy Reiff 239.272.1196 BONITA BAY9681 RAVEN CT., ESTERO Waterfront, Islamorada Model 2 Master Suites, 3 BR, 3 BA, Pool $375,000 MLS 218017662 Jamie Lienhardt 239.565.4268 NEW PRICE ROOKERY POINTE $395,000 MLS 217024424 Roger Stening 239.770.4707 20391 ROOKERY DR., ESTERO Updated 3 BR, 2 BA, SS Appliances, Pavered Drive Saltwater Pool, Lanai w/Retractable Awning $389,000 MLS 217044539 Mike Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.340.5455 ROOKERY POINTE $359,000 MLS 217055701 Deb Adams-Bateman 239.273.4824 $350,000 MLS 217064080 Greg Lewis, The Lewis Team 239.287.1158 $350,000 MLS 217078197 Jim Westerfield, Westerfield Group 239.287.6617 12021 COVENT GARDEN CT. #2701, NAPLES 2nd Floor End Unit, 2,045 S.F. Under Air Beautifully Updated, Full 2 Car Garage $289,000 MLS 217021512 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 TWIN EAGLES1419 MONARCH CIR. #B-5.1, NAPLES Fully Renovated Villa Rarely Available, 3 BR, 3 BA, 2 Car Garage $279,500 MLS 218012097 Sean Smuk 239.220.4040 NEW PRICE BERKSHIRE VILLAGE26449 LUCKY STONE RD. #101, BONITA Quiet Sanctuary Preserve View Immaculate 2 BR + Den, 2 Car Garage $277,900 MLS 218010712 Deb Adams-Bateman 239.273.4824 HAWTHORNE $340,000 MLS 218014256 Anabelle Miller 239.565.0146 22901 ROSEDALE DR. #101, ESTERO Cul-De-Sac, Lake View, 2 BR, 2 BA + Den Glass Slider Enclosed Lanai, SE Exposure $299,900 MLS 218008846 Greg Lewis, The Lewis Team 239.287.1158 NEW PRICE SHADOW WOOD MORNINGSIDE $275,000 MLS 218005692 Mark Semeraro 239.370.2455 $275,000 MLS 218024241 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 $269,900 MLS 218017846 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 26407 LUCKY STONE RD. #101, BONITA Peaceful Location on Preserve 3 Bedroom Condo, 1,747 S.F. $265,000 MLS 218012111 Deb Adams-Bateman 239.273.4824 HAWTHORNE4239 TEQUESTA DR., ESTERO Waterfront End Unit Townhome, Enclosed Lanai 3 BR, 2 BA, 2 Car Garage, Open Floor Plan $255,000 MLS 218001693 Jamie Lienhardt 239.565.4268 BRECKENRIDGE28442 ALTESSA WAY #202, BONITA 2 BR, 2 BA + Den, 1,616 S.F., Turnkey Furnished Beautiful Lake View w/Southern Exposure $249,900 MLS 218004534 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 OPEN 4/29 1:00PM 4:00PM VASARI MATERA $269,000 MLS 218007593 Jim Griffith, The Boeglin Team 239.322.2409 20201 CALICE CT. #2903, ESTERO Gorgeous Lake & Golf Course Condo Endless Views, Beautifully Maintained $268,500 MLS 218008435 Anabelle Miller 239.565.0146 GRANDEZZA GOLF & CC $249,000 MLS 218003177 Jenn Nicolai & Steve Suddeth 239.333.3455 $225,000 MLS 218020725 Vahle Team 239.450.7805 $223,000 MLS 218010346 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 992 WOODSHIRE LN. #D-309, NAPLES Charming 2 Story, 2 BR, 2.5 BA Condo Located in the Heart of Naples $199,000 MLS 217076624 Taylor Ekovich 239.370.7715 FAIRWAYS AT EMERALD GREEN4260 JACK FROST CT. #3, NAPLES Fully Remodeled 1st Floor Condo 2 BR, 2 BA, Resort Style Amenities $189,999 MLS 218020654 Sean Smuk 239.220.4040 WINTERPARK3770 SAWGRASS WAY #3424, NAPLES 2nd Floor, 2BR,2BA,Turnkey, Elevator Access Lush Views of Greens & Large Lake $175,200 MLS 217049974 Patti Fortune 239.272.8494 CEDAR HAMMOCK TERRACE V $219,000 MLS 218027340 Mark Semeraro 239.370.2455 25756 AMELIA WAY #203, BONITA 2 BR, 2 BA, 2nd Floor, Remodeled Condo Spacious Living Area & Open Kitchen $199,900 MLS 217072418 The Bordner Team 239.989.8829 OPEN 4/29 1:00PM 4:00PM VILLAGES OF BONITA


1201 GALLEON DR., NAPLES Extraordinary 5 BR, 6 BA Estate, Over 9,700 S.F. $13,875,000 MLS 217020067 Call for Details! 239.213.9100 OPEN 4/26 4/29 1:00PM 4:00PM PORT ROYAL150 13TH AVE. S., NAPLES One Block to Beach & 3rd Street Shopping Timeless Architecture, Wood Flooring $4,475,000 MLS 217053800 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 OPEN 4/29 1:00PM 4:00PM OLDE NAPLES5889 SUNNYSLOPE DR., NAPLES Exterior Reminiscent of Hamptons Homes Outstanding Views from Every Room $3,300,000 MLS 217054229 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 NEW PRICE OPEN 4/29 1:00PM 4:00PM QUAIL WEST9938 MONTIANO DR., NAPLES Burano Model Home Leaseback Opportunity $2,697,900 MLS 216077530 Sales Team at Peninsula 239.777.7209 OPEN DAILY 10:00AM 5:00PM PENINSULA AT TREVISO BAY4851 BONITA BAY BLVD. #804, BONITA Visit for Details 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths + Den, 2 Car Garage $2,495,000 MLS 218002029 Gary & Jeff Jaarda 239.293.1507 OPEN 4/29 1:00PM 4:00PM BONITA BAY TAVIRA4916 CRAYTON RD., NAPLES Totally Remodeled 3 BR, 2 BA, Pool Home Large Lanai w/Outdoor Kitchen $1,799,000 MLS 217064146 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 OPEN 4/29 1:00PM 4:00PM PARK SHORE502 WHISPERING PINE LN., NAPLES Single Family w/Pool & Lake Views 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, 2 Car Garage $1,699,000 MLS 217044781 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 OPEN 4/29 1:00PM 4:00PM PARK SHORE16687 PISTOIA WAY, NAPLES 3 BR, 3 Full BA, 2 Half BA + Den, 3,557 S.F. Custom Built Home w/Every Luxury Detail $1,545,000 MLS 218007754 Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 OPEN 4/29 1:00PM 4:00PM TALIS PARK PISTOIA CASA524 PARKWOOD LN., NAPLES Pool Home, 3 BR, 3 BA, Turnkey Furnished Spacious & Updated, Close to Beach $1,250,000 MLS 217043451 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 OPEN 4/29 1:00PM 4:00PM PARK SHORE380 10TH ST. S. #204, NAPLES Beautiful 2 BR, 3 BA + Den Townhouse Bright & Airy Floor Plan, 1 Car Garage $997,000 MLS 218009698 Galietti Team 239.826.5897 OPEN 4/28 & 4/29 1:00PM 4:00PM OLD NAPLES MODENA23850 VIA ITALIA CIR. #406, ESTERO 3 Balconies w/Spectacular Views 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom + Den High Rise $885,000 MLS 217064749 Taylor Ekovich 239.370.7715 NEW PRICE OPEN 4/29 1:00PM 4:00PM THE COLONY FLORENCIA23850 VIA ITALIA CIR. #105, ESTERO Rare 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, 1st Floor Unit Incredible Outdoor Patio $725,000 MLS 217039527 Taylor Ekovich 239.370.7715 OPEN 4/29 1:00PM 4:00PM THE COLONY FLORENCIA17055 PORTA VECCHIO WAY #101, NAPLES 1st Floor, 3 BR + Den, Natural Preserve View Volume Ceilings w/Grand Foyer $559,000 MLS 218023488 Navarro Group 239.689.9339 OPEN 4/29 1:00PM 4:00PM MEDITERRA GOLF COMMUNITY3368 MONTARA DR., BONITA 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath + Den, 2 Story Villa Glassed-In Lanai, Private Southern Exposure $535,000 MLS 218004659 Cathy Lieberman & Cindy Reiff 239.777.2441 NEW PRICE OPEN 4/29 1:00PM 4:00PM BONITA BAY MONTARA3331 GLEN CAIRN CT. #204, BONITA 3 BR, 3 BA, 2nd Floor Condo Glassed-In Lanai w/Southern Exposure $524,000 MLS 218028761 Cathy Lieberman & Cindy Reiff 239.777.2441 NEW LISTING OPEN 4/29 1:00PM 4:00PM BONITA BAY WATERFORD2500 GULF SHORE BLVD. N. #S9, NAPLES On Moorings Bay & West of 41 Quiet Private Location, Steps to Beach $419,000 MLS 218015799 Deborah Viglas 239.215.2035 OPEN 4/29 1:00PM 4:00PM MOORINGS9929 COLONIAL WALK N., ESTERO 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Car Garage Private Pool w/Southern Lake Views $399,900 MLS 217041994 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 OPEN 4/29 1:00PM 4:00PM COLONIAL OAKS4520 RIVERWATCH DR. #101, BONITA 1st Floor End Unit, Lake View 2 BR, 2 BA + Den, 1 Car Garage $375,000 MLS 218019387 Cathy Lieberman & Cindy Reiff 239.272.1196 OPEN 4/29 1:00PM 4:00PM BONITA BAY800 S. GOLF DR. #105, NAPLES Less Than a Mile to Beach Rare 2 BR, 2 BA, Turnkey Condo $360,000 MLS 218016634 Steven Fenttiman 239.777.2341 OPEN 4/29 1:00PM 4:00PM COUNTRY CLUB CONDOS324 HARVARD LN., NAPLES 1 Story Home with 2 Car Garage Wood Floors, Cherry Kitchen $359,900 MLS 217052021 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 OPEN 4/29 1:00PM 4:00PM GLEN EAGLE GOLF & CC21524 TAFT CT. #201, ESTERO Private Elevator, Panoramic Waterfront Views 3 BR, 2.5 BA + Loft, 2 Car Garage $350,000 MLS 217065655 Jamie Lienhardt 239.565.4268 OPEN 4/29 1:00PM 4:00PM MEADOWS OF ESTERO23820 SAN MARINO RD. #201, ESTERO Bright 2nd Floor End Unit, 2,354 S.F. Bonus Room Over 2 Car Garage $329,000 MLS 218022912 The Bordner Team 239.989.8829 OPEN 4/29 1:00PM 4:00PM LIGHTHOUSE BAY14071 TIVOLI TER., BONITA Lake & Golf Course Views Great Room Design w/Wide & Open Kitchen $319,000 MLS 217020785 The Bordner Team 239.989.8829 OPEN 4/29 1:00PM 4:00PM PALMIRA GOLF & CC9181 LAS MADERAS DR., BONITA 2 BR, 2 BA, Turnkey Attached Villa Beautiful Lake & Golf Course Views $295,000 MLS 218024948 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 OPEN 4/29 1:00PM 4:00PM SPANISH WELLS


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2018 REAL ESTATE B19New homes sales are brisk at Lely Resort: The eight-time Community of the Year nears sellout After a winter season marked by strong sales numbers, time is running out for homebuyers who wish to purchase a new home at Lely Resort. The legendary community is nearing sellout in its final neighborhoods of coach homes and twin villas. Lely is home to three spectacular championship golf courses and four clubhouses and is the eight time recipient of the Collier Building Industry Associations Community of the Year Award. Coach homes have been selling quickly at Lely Resort, said Claudine Lger-Wetzel, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Stock Development. We have stunning coach home residences available in Signature Club and Tasori, priced from just the $300s and a furnished model is open. Since the first of the year, Stock has signed 31 new home contracts at Lely and only one home remains available in the Lakoya neighborhood. Lakoya is a meticulously planned 242-acre enclave with sculptured landscaping, classical gardens, spectacularly choreographed fountains and elegant paved walking paths. It is surrounded by subtropical woodlands and The Classics 18-hole championship course, which features gentle undulations and treelined fairways. For those who desire a twin villa, there is the Napoli from The Opal Series, a collection of four, single-story twin villa designs. It is movein ready and priced at $444,260. The Napoli, a two-bedroom/plus study/two-bath twin villa, has 1,882 square feet of living space and a total of 2,546 square feet. The home includes a large formal living and dining area with elegant tray ceilings and stacked 8-foot sliding glass doors leading to the pool and spa. The studys long, angled wall, large window and walk-in closet, gives the space an open feel in a room that can be conveniently converted into a third bedroom. The spacious kitchen, which includes granite countertops and a large pantry, is creatively designed to maximize entertaining possibilities. It opens directly to the dining room and includes counter seating as well as a breakfast nook. The master suite is situated at the rear with fantastic golf course views. It features a tray ceiling, soaking tub and shower, as well as his and hers walk-in closets. Coach homes are available in two neighborhoods. The Tasori neighborhood is located within The Classics, a stunning gated enclave along one of Lelys three championship golf courses. It also features an array of beautiful lake and nature views along The Classics Championship Golf Course. Each coach home building offers four luxurious residences with the spacious feel of single-family homes. The San Marco II is a second floor home with an elevator option. It has 2,919 square feet under air and a total of 3,722 square feet, including a screened and covered lanai and an attached two-car garage and a loggia. It offers three-bedrooms and three baths in a great room design. The gourmet island kitchen opens to the great room with stacked, sliding glass doors leading to the lanai beyond. The master suite offers direct access to the lanai via sliding glass doors and features his and hers walk-in closets. The home also features an amazing 544 square foot multi-purpose club room, which can serve nearly any purpose the homeowner requires, including a secondary family room to accommodate guests or for entertaining. The home is move-in ready and priced at $379, 760. An on-site sales center is located in Signature Club. It showcases the coach home residences of both neighborhoods. Signature Club has a beautiful private, gated entry with water features, beautiful landscaping and a stone entry monument. Each coach home building at Signature Club offers four residences. The neighborhood features a selection of amazing lake and golf course views across The Classics Championship Golf Course. The Wentworth is a ground floor home and offers two-bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths, a great room and a dining room. With 2,096 square feet under air, it features a den, a gourmet kitchen with a breakfast nook and a twocar garage. The Wentworth is base-priced from only $359,990. Lely Resort boasts Naples most prestigious golf program. Homeowners live within steps of three championship golf courses designed by some of the greatest architects in the game Robert Trent Jones Sr., Lee Trevino and Gary Player, as well as two spectacular golf clubhouses. The Players Club & Spa is an amazing 30,000 square foot club that is both elegant and highly functional for its members. It has earned a Sand Dollar Award for best clubhouse. Dont miss your chance to live the legendary Lely Resort lifestyle! Lely Resort Realty is now located at 8038 Signature Club Circle Bldg 8-102, Naples, FL 34113. Visit or call 239-793-2100. Top: The resort pool at Players Club & Spa. Above Left: Championship golf at Lely. Above Right: The San Marco Living Room. Left: The San Marco Lanai. Below: The Players Club and Spa. ADVERTORIAL


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. The rewards of life. Without ever leaving home.Its invigorating. Its rejuvenating. Its the perfect place to celebrate each and every thoughtful designs blend seamlessly into a carefree resort lifestyle and sundrenched days give way to glorious gulf sunsets. Forever views that are forever yours. Residences priced from $1.4 million. 13910 Old Coast Road, Naples, FL 34110 239-793-0110 INVIGORATE


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2018 REAL ESTATE B21 Excitement is in the air at Mangrove Bay! 5 homes currently under construction 2 furnished model homes available now! All Mangrove Bay homes feature Old Florida inspired architecture exclusively designed by MHK Architecture & Planning, with private Gulf access boat slips included with purchase. With an outstanding waterfront address close to Old Naples, Mangrove Bay provides a world-class lifestyle, combining estuary views and Gulf of Mexico access with all the nearby shopping and entertainment venues of 5th Avenue South. Built on Old Naples last remaining significant waterfront property for residential development, the homes at Mangrove Bay are designed for those with exceptional taste desiring an unequaled residence and lifestyle. Mangrove Bay will soon be breaking ground on The Amenities Center which will have a private on-site concierge to cater to every residents needs, comprehensive property management services, state-of-the-art wellness/fitness equipment and Yoga studio, a private boat ramp, as well as ground level storage area for residents kayaks, canoes, paddle boards and jet-skis. The Coquina II, at 3,232 square feet, is under construction at lot 13 and lot 25. These charming three bedroom, twostory cottage style homes are designed to maximize privacy and functionality in an exquisite floor plan. Located on lot 26, The Amelia I with 3,098 square feet will exemplify open concept living with an expansive master suite, two guest bedrooms, 3.5 baths and a den on a single story. The Keewaydin I at lot 41 will feature exquisite Old Florida architecture at 3,272 square feet. The second story features a loft living area allowing for picturesque views. The largest and most versatile floor plan, The Useppa I will be located at lot 31. At 3,488 square feet (modified), the Useppa is offered in three different elevations. Additional floor plans include the single story Palm Cottage offering 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms in a lovely open great room setting with beach cottage aesthetics. This 2,514 square foot floor plan encompasses a spacious master suite and a generous living area for entertaining. The single story Captiva floor plan features an attractive open concept design with soaring vaulted ceilings and expansive outdoor living space. It offers 2,586 of luxurious living space. With only 53 homes available, the opportunity to purchase a home at Mangrove Bay wont last long. Remarkably designed with spacious and open floor plans, these homes inspire coastal luxury living at its finest. ADVERTORIAL RENDERINGS OF ELEVATIONS ARE CONCEPTUAL IN NATURE. FOR ACTUAL ELEVATIONS, REFER TO THE FINAL PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE R ESPECTIVE HOME-TYPE AND ELEVATIONTYPE. MANGROVE BAY IS OFFERED BY GULF GULF COAST INTERNATIONAL PROPERTIES, A LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER. PRICES, FEATURES AND AVAILABILITY SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. LOGO, PHOTOGRAPHY AND ALL RENDERINGS ARE PROPERTY OF MANGROVE BAY, COPYRIGHTED AS SUCH AND MAY NOT BE USED BY A NY OTHER PARTY. R R R R R R R R R R R R R R T T T T T T T T T T T T W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W UNDER CONSTRUCTION239.261.2200 | www.mangrovebaynaples.com201 Goodlette Road South | Naples, Florida 34102 Sales Center Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 10:00am-5:00pm Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm, Sunday 12:00pm-4:00pm or by appointment. www.gcipnaples.comExclusively Represented by: TM EXCITEMENT IS IN THE AIR: 5 HOMES UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!!! LOT 6 PALM COTTAGE1390 Central Avenue2,514 sq. ft. LOT 12 COQUINA I1395 1st Avenue. South2,664 sq. ft. LOT 16 PALM COTTAGE1364 1st Avenue South2,514 sq. ft. LOT 13 COQUINA II3,232 sq. ft.LOT 25 COQUINA II3,232 sq. ft.LOT 26 AMELIA I3,098 sq. ft.LOT 31 USEPPA I3,488 sq. ft. (Modied)LOT 41 KEEWAYDIN I3,272 sq. ft. QUICK DELIVERY FURNISHED MODEL HOMES FOR SALELOT 7 COQUINA I 1315 1st Avenue South2,664 sq. ft. LOT 18 COQUINA II 1394 1st Avenue South3,232 sq. ft. SOLD SOLD SOLD


BROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOMED. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. NOT AN OFFERING WHERE PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. FLStockDevelopmentTheres only one Lely Resort. The most awarded luxury community, with a record-setting 8th win as Community of the Year, with the most enviable lifestyle in Naples. Revel in the three championship golf courses, world-class tennis, and four spectacular clubhousesincluding the award-winning Players Club & Spa, the vibrant heart of the community. Visit Lely Resort and discover our collection of luxurious coach homes by Stock Signature Homes in the TASORI and SIGNATURE CLUB neighborhoods, offering unmatched craftsmanship and timeless design, with many ready for immediate move-in.Visit our Sales Center today: Monday-Saturday: 9a.m.-5p.m., Sunday: 11a.m.-5p.m. Signature Club: 8038 Signature Club Circle, Bldg. 8-102, Naples, Florida 34113Lely Resort Realty, LLC, Exclusive Sales Agent, Licensed Real Estate Brokerwww. LELY-RESORT .com239.793.2100FROM THE $300S Limited Opportunities. Unlimited Lifestyle. TASORI TASORI Coach Homes -VENICE B 2/2.5 2,230 SF from $304,990 + options VENICE B 2/2.5 2,230 SF from $324,990 + options VENICE B 2/2.5 2,230 SF $344,990 SAN MARCO B 3/3 2,919 SF NOW $379,760 SAN MARCO B 3/3 2,919 SF NOW $401,810 SAN MARCO B 3/3 2,919 SF NOW $418,540 NAPOLI IN LAKOYASIGNATURE CLUB SIGNATURE CLUB Coach Homes WENTWORTH 2/2.5 2,091 SF from $359,990 + options WENTWORTH 2/2.5 2,091 SF from $359,990 + options ST ANDREWS 3/3.5 2,743 SF from $509,990 + options ST ANDREWS 3/3.5 2,743 SF NOW $618,710 move-in-ready ST ANDREWS 3/3.5 2,743 SF NOW $619,570 move-in-ready LAKOYA only 1 home remaining!NAPOLI 2/2 1,855 SF was $484,260 NOW $444,260Now is the Time to Buy in the Community of the Year! CHOOSE YOUR OPTIONS SOLD NAPOLI IN LAKOYACHOOSE YOUR OPTIONS


Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each oce is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. Property information herein is derived from various sources including, but not limited to, county records and mult iple listing services, and may include approximations. All information is deemed accurate and neither suggests nor infers that Sothebys International Realty participated as either the listing or coope rating agent or broker in the sale or purchase of the properties Leah D. Ritchey 239.289.0433 Amy Becker 239.272.3229 Toscana #1103 $2,099,000 Marquesa #603 $2,000,000 (FURN.)Park Shore Tower #5A $1,395,000BAY COLONY BAY COLONY PARK SHORE PARK SHOREEnclave #17 $5,995,000 (FURN.) CONTRACT PENDING Margaret Hutchison239.272.7000 IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES $290,00013131 Castle Harbour Dr #M52 plus Bedrms/2 Baths. Showplace at Bermuda Greens, M-5. Renovated, 1820 T. Sq Ft, partially furnished, garage, 1st No stairs. Panoramic golf course views, across from pool & spa. MLS 218023968 JAMES E. FORRESTFORREST INTERNATIONAL REALTY REAL ESTATE CONSULTANT Elegant & Updated Deepwater Yachting Estate on Oversized .61 Acre Site. Immerse Yourself in a Serene Setting with Gracious Details Inside and Spectacular Views & Grounds Outside. Entertain in Style in the Main House & Guests Can Retreat to the Poolside Cabana for Privacy. Be Wowed by Sunsets and Enchanted by Passing & Playing Porpoises. Port Royal Beach Club Membership Property. The Best Value Available in Port Royal! $5,680,000 1250 GALLEON DRIVE OPEN HOUSE SUN. 4/29 1-4PM HOST: JIM FORREST


B24 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Kalea Bays clubhouse a hit with residents Tower 200 surpasses $100 million in sales If the clubhouse is the social and recreational centerpiece of a community then Kalea Bays clubhouse will surely be one of the busiest places in the gated, luxury residential high-rise community currently being developed on Vanderbilt Drive in North Naples. There are several reasons buyers have decided to purchase at Kalea Bay, said Inga Lodge, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Kalea Bay. The first is the beautifully designed three-bedroom plus den/three-and-a-half-bath and four-bedroom/four-bath tower residences with Gulf views. The other is our spectacular main amenity area, which includes our community clubhouse. Not only is it a dramatic sight as residents and visitors drive into the community, but its now the envy of every community in the Naples area. Kalea Bays 88,000-square-foot main amenity area, which opened in early January, is located on the north side of the large lake at the communitys entrance. The clubhouse features three individual pools, including a resort pool, an adults-only pool and a childrens pool, plus an expansive pool deck, an open-air bar, an indoor/outdoor restaurant, a fitness center, a snack bar, a lakeside fire pit, an Internet cafe and a gifts and sundries shop. All three pools 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 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. We have the perfect place for all three, said Lodge. The indoor/outdoor restaurant serves incredible meals throughout the day. And 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. This is what living in Florida is supposed to be. Adjacent to the clubhouse is the tennis pavilion with 4 Har-Tru tennis courts, as well as eight pickleball courts. Guest suites that can accommodate overnight guests and family members are also located nearby. Residents also have a shuttle service that originates from the clubhouse and takes them to the beach. Two of the top-rated beaches in the country are only minutes away from Kalea Bay, stated Lodge. They include Barefoot Beach Preserve Park, which was ranked #2 nationally, and DelnorWiggins Pass State Park, which was ranked #9. The completion of the main amenity area at Kalea Bay coincided with the completion the communitys first residential tower, which is sold out. For the past four months, the sales effort at Kalea Bay has been focused on the communitys second residential tower. To date, it has recorded over 50 sales and surpassed the $100 million mark in sales volume, said Lodge. Like Tower 100, Tower 200 has 120 residences. Its also 22 stories in height and will have 20 floors of residences over two floors of parking. Six floor plans are available in Tower 2. Residences 1 and 6 are 3-bedroom plus den/3.5 bath plans with 3,704 total square feet. Residences 2 and 5, with 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, have 3,791 total square feet. Residences 3 and 4 are 4-bedroom/4.5-bath plans also with 3,919 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. Master suites, kitchens and main living areas in most units 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. Tower 200 will also feature a rooftop pool, open-air fitness and sky lounge. Whether lounging poolside or enjoying the company of friends in our community room, the views from the rooftop can only be described as spectacular, stated Lodge. We had very high expectations for our sky amenities in our first tower and I must admit that those expectations have been exceeded on every level. Prices at Kalea Bay currently start at $1.4 million. For more information regarding Kalea Bay, visit the onsite sales center. Due to bridge closings in the North Naples area, take US 41 to Wiggins Pass Road, then right on Vanderbilt Drive, twotenths of a mile. Call (239) 793-0110 or visit Above: A fire pit at the clubhouse offers stunning views of the communitys first tower on the opposite side of the lake. Left: All master bedrooms offer views of the Gulf of Mexico. Below Left: Residents of Kalea Bay have indoor and outdoor dining options. Below Right: Kalea Bays main amenity area includes the clubhouse which features three separate pools, an indoor/outdoor restaurant, fitness center, open-air bar and Internet caf. Bottom: The rooftop amenities at Kalea Bays second tower will include a pool, open-air fitness center and sky lounge. ADVERTORIAL




B26 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Lutgert Companies unveils its newest model home, Le Ciel, in Residences at MercatoThe Lutg ert Companies announces the completion of a Le Ciel model, the newest home within Residences at Mercato, the exclusive enclave with easy pedestrian access to the amenities of Mercato. The 3,037-square-foot, twostory detached residence features three bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths. Le Ciel features a new coastal style with a fresh color palette of warm backgrounds. The open floor plan makes it ideal for entertaining. A special feature is a flexible cabana space with its own en-suite bath ideal for a home office or guest room. Just minutes from Naples awardwinning beaches and countless cultural offerings, the model homes at Residences at Mercato are open daily. Showcasing the ease of indoor-outdoor living with the grace of a single-family home, this gated neighborhood is nestled within cosmopolitan Mercato. In addition to the Le Ciel, visitors can also tour the Enclave and Le Rivage model homes. Discover the Enclave, a 2,924-squarefoot, three-bedroom-plus-den, threeand-a-half-bath residence with a coastal contemporary vibe. Its two-story great room with natural gas fireplace transitions seamlessly to an expanded outdoor living space. A covered seating area is styled with a second fireplace and integrated retractable roll-down screens. The summer kitchen, al fresco dining space, pool with LED-lit waterfall and spa are accented by stone, silver travertine and white glass tile. With interior design by Jean Losier of Clive Daniel Home, the use of natural wood showcases effortless elegance throughout the residence. Step inside the exquisite Le Rivage model, which includes a Clive Daniel Home furnishings package at no additional cost. The five-bedroom, five-anda-half-bath residence is designed with sophisticated finishes of oak, marble and glass throughout its 3,558 square feet of living space. Transitioning from the easy flow of the homes interior, an inviting outdoor space features a pool with a cascading waterfall fountain and a dip pool. Interior design was created by Charlie Hansen of Clive Daniel Home. Le Rivage received the Collier Building Industry Association 2017 Award for Overall Excellence in Construction and Design in the $2.251 million to $2.5 million category. For a limited time, The Lutg ert Companies is offering buyers a unique opportunity. With the purchase of any singlefamily home at Residences at Mercato, enjoy a complimentary Beach and Full Golf Membership at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Club or an options and upgrades incentive of $60,000. This offer will only be available until April 30. Situated on 11 acres, Residences at Mercato is a gated enclave of 46 coastal contemporary-style homes accentuated by custom outdoor living spaces designed to emphasize year-round outdoor leisure. Winding paver roads, lush landscaping and coastal inspired facades showcase urban living at its finest. Residences at Mercato is a natural gas community with maintenance-free living that includes lawn maintenance and pool cleaning, exterior window washing, pressure washing, pest control and painting. Basic cable, internet, water and sewer are also included. With the very best shopping, dining and entertainment right outside your door, Residences at Mercato is also just 1.7 miles from the beach. Exclusively marketed and sold by Premier Sothebys International Realty, Residences at Mercato is 70% built out and 65% sold out; only 11 homesites are available for your selection and personalization. Announcing a Limited Time Offer: Beach and Full Golf Membership at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Club or an options and upgrades incentive of $60,000 with the purchase of any single-family home at Residences at Mercato. Only available until April 30. Premier Sothebys International Realty 239.594.9400 | ResidencesAtMercato.comADVERTORIAL




B28 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Mediterra15836 Savona Way Naples, FL 855.810.7976 mediterranaples.comQuail West6289 Burnham Road Naples, FL 239.592.1010 QuailWest.comTalis Park16980 Livingston Road Naples, FL 239.449.5900 TalisPark.comTwin Eagles11330 Twin Eagles Boulevard Naples, FL 239.352.8000 TwinEagles.comNaples Square1030 3rd Avenue South #101 Naples, FL 239.228.5800 NaplesSquare.comThe Isles of Collier Preserve5445 Caribe Avenue Naples, FL 844.838.3392 MintoUSA.comLely Resort New Home Sales8038 Signature Club Circle, Bldg 8-102Naples, FL 239.793.2100 stockdevelopment.comMangrove Bay201 Goodlette Road South Naples, FL 239.261.2200 MangroveBayNaples.comResidences at Mercato9123 Strada Place, Suite 7125 Naples, FL 239.594.9400 ResidencesAtMercato.comSeaglass at Bonita Bay26951 Country Club Drive Bonita Springs, FL 239.301.4940 seaglassatbonitabay.comKalea Bay13910 Old Coast Road Naples, FL 239.793.0110 KaleaBay.comAve Maria5076 Annunciation Circle #104 Ave Maria, FL 888.841.3477 AveMaria.comBarrington Cove DR Horton16168 Aberdeen Avenue Naples, FL 239.287.9499 Naples Reserve14885 Naples Reserve Circle Naples, FL 239.732.1414 naplesreserve.comEleven Eleven Central100 Goodlette-Frank Road South Naples, FL 239.302.6848 Country Club Drive Bonita Springs, FL 239.301.4940 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 14 15 9 1 16 Fronterra by CC Homes8725 Madrid Circle Naples, FL 239.207.3721 FronterraFL.comMockingbird Crossing-DR Horton1546 Mockingbird Drive Naples, FL 239.225.2678 Lennar1347 Artesia Drive East Naples, FL 877-45-LENNAR 17 18 YOUR NEW HOME COMMUNITY FINDER Gulf of MexicoAirport Pullin g RdBayshore DrRattlesnake Hammock RdRadio RdLivingston RdThomasson DrGoodlette RdVanderbilt Beach RdImmokalee RdFrank Blvd DrLivingston Rd SCray ton Rd111th Ave NPlateau RdGoodlett e RdGulf Shore BlvdPelican Marsh BlvdCounty Barn Rd5th AvPine Ridge RdGolden Gate PkwyLogan BlvdTamiami TrlTamiami TrlTamiami TrlBonita Beach RdSanta Barbara Blvd Santa Barbara BlvdOld Hwy 41Green BlvdGolden Gate BlvdLivingston RdFiddlers Creek PkwyDavis BlvdCollier BlvdCollier BlvdNaples Municipal Airport N Naples Reg Park Beac ParkLely Pelican Bay Naples VineyardsGolden GateIsland WalkNaplesPine RidgeVerona Walk Naples Manor Lely Resort East Naples Port Royal Pass Belle Meade Shell Island Palm River 846 31 867 951 951 84 41 41 75CENTRAL NAPLES NORTH NAPLES OLD NAPLES EAST NAPLES BONITA SPRINGS ESTEROHickory BlvdlBonita Beach RdImpe ria l Pkwy Impe rial B oni ta B each Rd SEld 41 RdShangrila RdCoconut Rd 865 75 NAPLES 1163 9 2 4 14 5 A Av Av 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 A 8 6 7 s s s s s s s s ell Grade RdRandall Blvd47Oil Well Rd p Keais RdEverglades BlvdEverglades BlvdMassey St m okalee RdWilson BlvdDesoto BlvdPlateau RdDesoto Blvd N d Golden Gate BlvdCollier Blvden eOrangetreeGolden Gates Estates 75EAST NAPLES 12 21 11 L 13 5 La Morada2385 Montserrat Lane Naples, FL 877-45-LENNAR Blossom Ranch2083 Vermont Lane Naples, FL 877-45-LENNAR 20 19 17 18 20 19 13 21




B30 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Falling Waters $217,9002BR, 2BA condo. All white kitchen, vaulted ceilings, plantation shutters, outdoor kitchen & waterfall view. Huntington Lakes $229,0001st oor, 2BR, 2BA unit. Beautifully remodeled kitchen, electric storm shutters, newer A/C & newer hot water heater. Pine Ridge $4,999,000Over 10,000 sq. ft. of living space in this 7BR, 9.5BA estate. 2 courtyard of ces, nanny/in-law suite, movie theater & more. A MAGNIFICENT HOME! A GREAT PLACE TO CALL HOME!GORGEOUSS LAKE VIEW! Call 239.325.1960 to be inculded in Florida Weeklys OPEN HOUSE DIRECTORY NaplesAREA ADDRESS PRICE REAL ESTATE OFFICE AGENT & PHONE NUMBER HOURS PORT ROYAL 1201 Galleon Drive $13,875,000 Royal Shell Real Estate Call for Details! 239.213.9100 Thurs-Sun 1-4pm PARK SHORE 306 Neapolitan Way $7,677,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Marybeth Brooks 239.272.6867 Sunday 1-4pm PELICAN BAY MYSTIQUE 6885 Pelican Bay Boulevard Estates from $3,000,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Sales Of ce 239.598.9900 Mon-Sat 9am-5pm to over $7,000,000 & Sun 12-5pm PORT ROYAL 1250 Galleon Drive $5,680,000 Forrest International Realty Jim Forrest 239.860.1644 Sunday 1-4pm OLD NAPLES 150 13th Avenue South $4,475,000 Royal Shell Real Estate The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 Sunday 1-4pm OLD NAPLES 489 1st Avenue South $4,175,000 William Raveis Dante DiSabato 239.537.5351 Sunday 1-4pm OLD NAPLES 525 13th Avenue South $3,975,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Steve Allison 239.776.8160 Sunday 1-4pm ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS 1461 Anhinga Pointe $3,895,000 William Raveis Dante DiSabato 239.537.5351 Sunday 1-4pm QUAIL WEST 5889 Sunnyslope Drive $3,300,000 Royal Shell Real Estate The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 Sunday 1-4pm OLD NAPLES 875 9th Avenue South $2,875,000 William Raveis Dante DiSabato 239.537.5351 Sunday 1-4pm PENINSULA AT TREVISO BAY 9938 Montiano Drive $2,697,900 Royal Shell Real Estate Sales Team at Peninsula 239.777.7209 Daily 10am-5pm VANDERBILT BEACH BELLAGIO GRANDE 10620 Gulf Shore Drive #701 $2,595,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Pamela Parsons 239.404.3475 Sunday 1-4pm THE MOORINGS 441 Wedge Drive $2,595,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Kathryn Tout 239.250.3583 Sunday 1-4pm GREY OAKS ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS 1220 Gordon River Trail From $2,495,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Call 239.26 1.3148 Mon-Sat 9am-5pm & Sun 12-5pm OLD NAPLES 596 6th Avenue North $2,399,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Aysim Eserdag 239.404.6891 Sunday 1-4pm CORTILE AT MEDITERRA 10838 Est Cortile Court $2,350,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. 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C4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYfor one character, was black, which was unprecedented at the time. The plot revolves around a family whose dreams are deferred. The Youngers want to buy a house in an allwhite neighborhood in Chicago. (The patriarch of the family has died, leaving them with $10,000 in insurance money a small fortune in the 1950s.) Well, Mama wants to buy a house. Her two adult children, Walter and Beneatha, have other ideas for the money. Walter wants it to make him part owner of a liquor store; Beneatha wants the money to pay for her to go to medical school. Both believe their plans would ensure the familys future. The New York Drama Critics Circle named A Raisin in the Sun the best play of 1959 and it was nominated for four Tony Awards. And now, almost 60 years later, theaters still stage it and children still study it in school. Its enjoyed various versions and revivals, including two plays written by other playwrights, imagining what happens before and after (Clybourne Park and Beneathas Place, respectively.) We sat down with two of the actors in Theatre Conspiracys production of the show, which runs May 3-13 at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. Patricia Idlette plays Mama, and Keehnon Jackson plays her young grandson, Travis, the son of Walter. Ms. Idlette, who lives in Fort Myers, has a solid acting career in stage, TV and movies. She and Keehnon, whos 12 and in the seventh grade at Veterans Park Academy for the Arts in Lehigh Acres, have appeared in two other local productions together: To Kill a Mockingbird and The Miracle Worker, both at Florida Repertory Theatre. Here is an edited version of our conversation: Why did you want to be in A Raisin in the Sun? Keehnon Jackson: I wanted to be in this play because its a well-known play, to begin with. Its a play that really communicates what happened way back when. Its a deep play. I wanted to stretch my acting skills and see what I can handle. Its been really fun working on this. Patricia Idlette: Ive wanted to be in this play since I was a little girl, since I first heard of it. I knew it was a play on Broadway in 1959. It was my idea of fabulous theater. Ruby Dee was in it, Diana Sands, Sidney Portier. Claudia McNeil played Mama. And when I saw the movie, they were all in it. Lorraine Hansberry was this incredible person whod written this epic thing. I saw myself, as I grew up, playing Beneatha. Then I got a little older, I said, All right, Ill play Ruth (Walters wife and Travis mother.) I may have done a couple of audition pieces as those women. I never thought about Mama. But shes like King Lear, shes epic the emotions are just like any of those Shakespearean plays Or anything that Eugene ONeill wrote, or Arthur Miller. It goes very deep. Why is Raisin such a significant play? Keehnon: I think its significant because this play reaches down toward slavery and the people (it affected. It shows) the familys point of view on things. Its one of the very first plays to talk about slavery and racism, to actually go there. Patricia: It was written by a black woman, and it was on Broadway. And people came, black and white, to see it. And of course, its a universal story. Its about a family struggling to stay together, be together, empower each other. Lorraine Hansberry was a futurist. Some of the stuff she talks about! Theres an African character who wants to take Beneatha to Africa to be a doctor, and Brother (Walter) says, you go out there with those ideas and youre going to get locked up or killed. Thats the way of the white man. And look at Nelson Mandela and Stephen Biko. Brother goes on and on about being a man, and what it takes to be a man in this society. Then (after the play was written, during the Civil Rights movement in the s), you had the I am a Man! movement. Theres also a scene where Beneatha lets her hair go natural. That was radical. Then everybody started wearing Afros in the mid-60s. I wasnt allowed to wear my hair in a fro until after high school! Lorraine Hansberry saw all this stuff coming. This play shows the generations: Mama comes from the farm. The sharecroppers did the migration to the north, to Chicago, she and Big Walter. And this insurance money (from his death) is going to change their lives. His death has elevated the family to a level where the younger sister wants to be a doctor and is going to college. But shes dating a really rich guy, and he doesnt like her ideas, he just wants her to look pretty. Walter and his sister are constantly battling. He doesnt know why she wants to be a doctor. Why doesnt she become a nurse? This money is allowing them to finally get a home, to secure that for Mamas family, because that was something she and her husband always wanted. And when the money is lost thats when the strength has to dig in, when the moneys gone. You have to dig deep when times are hard, not when things are going well. Tell me about your character. Keehnon: Travis is the only child in the show. Its kind of fun portraying a child, because I am a child, one. And hes listening. Travis is listening to whats going on in the play. Even though he doesnt talk about it, he hears it and takes it into account. I feel that Travis brings childishness and playfulness to the show. Everyones talking about this sad stuff in the play, but Travis brings a new light to it. Patricia: Mamas fabulous, full of dreams. Both she and Big Walter were full of dreams. They came north, had a family, lost one child. Family is very important to them. She wants to have a little garden in back of the house, like folks used to do. Shes a day worker and what a day worker! Putting a girl through college. Walter has a job as a chauffeur, so hes not sitting in the back of a bus in Memphis or Selma. Patricia, your two most recent roles at Florida Repertory Theatre were maid roles, in To Kill a Mockingbird last year and The Miracle Worker this season. Patricia: Mama is a maid role, too. And Ruth is also a maid. But the difference is, this is our point of view. Its not a white point of view. This is a black playwright and these are black issues. The white man does not come in to save us. We save ourselves. And, yeah, To Kill a Mockingbird and Miracle Worker are great plays. I dont deny them. Thats part of our heritage. But they are not necessarily our point of view. I feel Ive had to come to other places, since Ive been (back in Fort Myers), to shine. Theatre Conspiracy has been a good home to me in that way. Youve been in two plays together, and this will be your third. Keehnon Jackson: Yes. In To Kill A Mockingbird I played Tom Robinsons son. I didnt have any scenes with Miss Patricia. Patricia: He was up there in the courtroom galley, where the colored folks sit. Keehnon Jackson: With Miracle Worker, I had some scenes with her That was fun. It built our relationship and made it stronger. Its a great learning experience, because she knows so much about the business and has been in a lot of other productions. Patricia: Keehnons going to go far in the theater, in some form. Hes brilliant. And he has big support from his parents. Keehnon, what do you think happens to Travis when he grows up? Keehnon: I think he becomes I dont want to say wealthy but I think well-off. I think hell have a wonderful job, and now that things are changing in his family, I think hell have a great role model to look up after. I feel that later on in life, hell learn what it means to take care of the family and act in this day and age. Hell be a successful man. Raisin is about a specific family living in a specific time, yet its timeless and universal. Patricia: It sure speaks to our times. For any family thats struggling, you have t o kno w it s not the money, you have to know its not the job that makes you. A lot of people are driven by money and wanting to have things. But if you dont have a foundation of family, of a foundation of love and family can be anything: a single mom, or two mommies if you dont have that family, that love, and that ability to communicate, in any culture, your foundation is straw. Youll always be on sinking sand. RAISINFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOKeehnon Jackson stars in A Raisin in the Sun.COURTESY PHOTOPatricia Idlette A Raisin in the Sun>> Who: Theatre Conspiracy >> When: May 3-13 >> Where: The Fould Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers >> Cost: $11-$25 >> Info: 936-3239 or


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 Canyon 336 Exceptional quality for less than you might think Come see for yourself. ON THE WATERWant to get into boating? Ask questions BY GLENN MILLERFlorida Weekly CorrespondentPhilip Osborne Jr. knows its best to put boating newbies at ease. Yes, Mr. Osborne is the vice president of Naples Boat Mart, and his family has been in the industry for three generations. Yes, he knows the boating industry like few others. But he also knows there are countless potential boaters out there who dont have his experience or knowledge. He knows there may be, at this very moment, a dentist or a butcher or a baker or candlestick maker or professor interested in getting into boating. Mr. Osborne knows such people certainly have questions. Going into a new adventure without experience can be intimidating. What kind of boat? Rent or buy or some sort of boat share? Where to keep it? How does one transport a boat by trailer? The questions are seemingly endless, but there is one point Mr. Osborne likes to make to put folks at ease. People qualify it all the time and say, I have a stupid question, Mr. Osborne said. I tell them there are no stupid questions. Thats how potential boaters become boaters. They ask. People such as Mr. Osborne and other professionals in the marine industry can provide many of the answers. Should new boaters check into a boat membership, which can be like joining a health club? So many questions, but the appeal of getting on the water remains magical. Its something Mr. Osborne addresses in his blog, Dock Lines. Under the headline, The Small Stuff 4, Mr. Osborne recently described the everlasting allure of the open water and visiting new places. Adventures into unknown waters with your boat can be simultaneously thrilling and terrifying, Mr. Osborne wrote. Expanding the boundaries of our exploration is human nature, so it is only natural to have a desire to go somewhere and see something new. Having a boat provides the means to see new places. Thats part of the magic of boat ownership in a maritime paradise such as Southwest Florida. Southwest Florida is all about the water, Mr. Osborne said. One can sail or motor through countless byways and waterways and visit new communities sprinkled along our coasts, from Punta Gorda to Cape Coral, from Fort Myers Beach to Naples and on to the Florida Keys. There is so much to do and see from fishing to skiing to cocktail cruises to diving to shelling. But should one buy a sailboat or motorboat? And then what kind of sailboat or motorboat? And where to keep it? Theres a whole lot of considerations, said Mr. Osborne. He grew up in the business and has built-in advantages over boating rookies. Mr. Osborne likely learned things as a boy about boats and the marine industry that adults have to pick up at much older ages. First step, how would they want to use the boat, Mr. Oborne said. The boating variables are enormous, from brand to size to budget. Should ownership even be an option right away? Ownership is not the best fit for everybody, he said. Maybe renting is the best fit for some. The main thing, he said, is just to get out on the water. Being out there, with the warm Florida waters slapping against the hull and sunshine sparkling off the Gulf of Mexico or a river or bay or estuary, means something special even to experienced boaters. Freedom, he said. You can separate yourself from society. Mr. Osborne comes from a boating family and being on the water is a way to bond with his family. He often takes his young son and daughter out fishing. It reminds him of being a boy and going fishing with his dad.But first, one must learn boating basics, such as the rules of the boating road.Mr. Osborne pointed out that anybody purchasing a boat is clearly making a significant investment. Its the second largest purchase a person will make behind their home, Mr. Osborne said. So, ask those questions. And remember there are no stupid questions.


C6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOTHEATERKinky Boots April 27-28 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers. 481-4849 or By TheatreZone April 26-May 6 at G&L Theatre. 13275 Livingston Road. 424-9500 or By The Naples Players held over through April 27 at the Sugden Community Theater. 263-7990 or Bakersfield Mist By The Studio Players through April 29 at the Golden Gate Community Center. 4701 Golden Gate Parkway. 398-9192, of See review on page C10.Four One-Act Comedies By The Marco Players through May 13 at The Marco Players Theater. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or Mr. Green By the Laboratory Theater of Florida through April 29. 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. 218-0481 or Fair Lady Through May 19 at the Broadway Palm Theatre. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www. By The Naples Players through May 20 in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. 2637990 or Washingtons Teeth By Florida Repertory Theatre April 27-May 13 at the Historic Arcade Theatre. 2268 Bay St., Fort Myers. 332-4488 or www. The Mystery of Irma Vep By Gulfshore Playhourse April 28-May 20 at The Norris Center. 755 Eighth Ave. S. (866) 811-4111 or, Tea & Broadway Five actors from TheatreZones Baby do a cabaret-style show emceed by Mark Danni from 10:30 a.m. to noon May 2 at Moorings Park. 424-9500 or www. Senior Moment Improv by the Harrys Senior Moment troupe May 3-6 at the Off-Broadway Palm. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 278-4422 or & Jasons Survival Guide to Divorce A staged reading by ETC Readers Theatre of The Naples Players at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or in the Garden Put your favorite pooch in the car (dont forget the leash) and head to Naples Botanical Garden for canine-friendly hours from 3-5 p.m. (also 9-11:30 a.m. Sunday and 8-11 a.m. Tuesday). Free for garden members and their dogs; regular admission for humans plus $9.95 for their dogs. Art Reception Naples Art Association hosts a reception for the exhibitions Val Wright: The Landscape Transfigured and Monochromatic One Color, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. $10 (free for NAA members). 585 Park St. 262-6517 or No Dummy Comedian/ventriloquist Jeff Dunham brings his Passively Aggressive act to Germain Arena at 8 p.m. $50.50. 9 48-7825 or Artfully Naples Artists Paula Brody, Sandy Kozlow, Christine Otis and Susan Alexander Shipman demonstrate their techniques while interpreting scenes at Naples Historical Societys headquarters at Historic Palm Cottage at 4 p.m. $15 (free for Naples Art Association members). 137 12th Ave. S. 390-2788 or Market Find fresh local produce and more at the St. John Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to noon at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. 625 111th Ave. N.The Old Ones Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary celebrates National Arbor Day with a hike to the preserves stand of ancient bald cypress from 9 a.m. to noon. $10-$25. 375 Sanctuary Road. 3489151 or All Aboard Volunteer docents from the Naples Train Museum are on hand at the Naples Depot Museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Saturday to help visitors of all ages enjoy the outdoor and indoor trains. Corner of 10th St. S. and Fifth Ave. S. Classic Film FGCUs Renaissance Academy screens Breakfast at Tiffanys (1961) at 2 p.m. A young New York socialist becomes interested in a man who moves into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or Bump You Up Stay in May hosts a performance of roots jazz and street blues by The Bumper Jacksons at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Moorings Park. 120 Moorings Park Drive. 390-2788 or www. Guy Musician Matty Jolly performs songs by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Michael Buble at 7 p.m. at Venue Naples. $75, includes a glass of champagne and three-course mean prepared by Crave Culinaire. 13240 Tamiami Trail N. 292-1529 or Free Concert Electric Lipstick performs from 6-9 p.m. as part of Miromar Outlets Friday Night Concert Series. 948-3766 or Finest Top 40 songwriter David Foster, who wrote hits for Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, Josh Groban and more, performs a selection of his greatest hits at 8 p.m. at ArtisNaples. 5971900 or Night The Dan Miller & Lew Del Gatto Sextet perform at 8 p.m. at Center for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 4958989 or SATURDAY4.28To Market, To Market Stock up on fresh produce and locally made goodies at the Third Street South farmers market from 7:30-11:30 a.m. 434-6533 or Saturday Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center hosts a day of family activities themed around the science of sand from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free with regular admission. 530-5940 or Birthday Party Friends of the Museum of the Everglades hosts a parade, live music, family activities and more in celebration of the 90th anniversary of the opening of the Tamiami Trail at 10 a.m. Met Live Paragon Pavilion screens a live Metropolitan Opera performance of Cendrillon at 12:55 p.m. 833 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 596-0008 or Stay in May Select artists in Naples Art District offer classes in a variety of mediums at 2 p.m. 265-0912 or www. Rising Stars Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus performs at 7:30 p.m. at The David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. 2408 Linwood Ave. 775-2800 or Funny Tunes Musical comedian Michael Mack performs tonight and Sunday, April 29, at Off The Hook Comedy Club. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 3896901 or SUNDAY4.29Fresh Produce Take your grocery list to the Naples Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner Pine Ridge and Livingston roads.Sip, Shop, Share Waterside Shops hosts live music with a mimosa and bloody Mary bar from noon to 3 p.m. to benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida. 598-1605 or in the Sand DelnorWiggins Pass State Park hosts a talk about seashells, creatures and tidal movement at 9:30 a.m. Free with park admission. 597-6196 or Throwback Cinema Silverspot at Mercato screens The Notebook (2004) at 1:30 and 7 p.m. A poor but passionate young man falls in love with a rich girl, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated due to social differences. $9.50-$16.40. 5920300 or Film FGCUs Renaissance Academy screens Tokyo Story (1953, Japan) at 2 p.m. at the universitys Naples campus. An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city, but the younger generations have little time for them. $10. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 4344737 or Free Concert Naples Jazz Society performs at Cambier Park from 2-4 p.m. 263-1113 or Best Shorts Stay in May hosts a short film fest kicking off at 7 p.m. at Moorings Park and continuing Wednesday, May 2, and Sunday, May 6. $15 per event. 120 Moorings Park Drive. 3902788 or Out Loud The Center for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs stages 10-minute plays at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 28, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29. $12. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or MONDAY4.30Films for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens Whiplash (2014) at 7 p.m. A promising young drummer enrolls at a cutthroat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize his pontential. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or Watch seniors Marilyn (Janina Birtolo) and Bonnie (Abby Binder) compete for some prime real estate at their senior living community in The Naples Players production of Ripcord, running through Sunday, May 20, at Sugden Community Theater. 263-7990 or Quintessential Top 40 songwriter David Foster, who wrote hits for Celine Dion, Michael Jackson and Josh Groban, among many more, performs a selection of his greatest works at 8 p.m. Friday at Artis Naples. 597-1900 or


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7Beach Yoga Stretch and breathe with Friends of Lovers Key and Naples Yoga Center from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Lovers Key State Park gazebo and continuing weekly through the month. $10, plus park entry fee. 592-4809 or www. Stress Less Stay in May hosts a workshop on conquering stress with licensed mental health counselors Angela Sanders and Meredith Dee at 10 a.m. at Shangri-La Springs in Bonita Springs. $25. 27750 Old 41 Road. 3902788 or Havana Modern Caribbean-colonial design expert Michael Connors leads a presentation on the Cuban and West Indian aesthetic and his newest book, Havana Modern at 4 p.m. at Jett Thompson HOME. $5. 393 Broad Ave. S. 390-2788 or See story on page C1.Script Club South Regional Library hosts a discussion on how actors read and interpret Gulfshore Playhouses production of The Mystery of Irma Vep from 4-5:30 p.m. 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy. 252-7542 or Concert Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra performs with harpist Dickie Fleischer and flautist Travis Jones at 8 p.m. at Sugden Community Theater. $40. 390-2788 or www. A Hike CREW Land & Water Trust leads a free guided walk through its marsh trails from 9 a.m. to noon. 4600 Corkscrew Road. 657-2253 or www. For the Birds Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary hosts a birding walk from 8-11 a.m. $10-$25. 375 Sanctuary Road. 3489151 or WEDNESDAY5.2Marco Market Stock up on fresh produce and more at the Marco Island Farmers Market from 7:30 a.m. to noon at Veterans Community Park. 901 Park Ave.Free Concert Captain Joe and The Bottom Feeders perform from 3-4 p.m. at Naples Regional Library. 650 Central Ave. 263-7768 or Art ALIVE The galleries and studios of Naples Art District, located behind Airport-Pulling and Pine Ridge roads, open their doors to the public from 5-8 p.m. Look for the magenta and white art flags to locate participating galleries. Free. 289-5070 or www.naplesartdistrict. com. Rising Stars Naples Philharmonic Youth Jazz Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. at The David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. $10-$50. 2408 Linwood Ave. 775-2800 or COMING UPClassical Concert The Naples Philharmonic performs Beethovens Eroica at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 3, and 8 p.m. Friday, May 4, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or Opera Night Tenor Livio Ferrari performs from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, May 3, while guests enjoy a four-course dinner at Barbatella. $65. 1290 Third St. S. 2631955 or www.barb Americana band Americana band The Bumper Jacksons promise a thumping good promise a thumping good time for all when they combine roots jazz, swing and blues in concert at 7 time for all when they combine roots jazz, swing and blues in concert at 7 p.m. Friday in the auditorium at Moorings Park. p.m. Friday in the auditorium at Moorings Park. 4.275.2 Art historian and design Art historian and design expert expert Michael Connors presents his art books on Cuban presents his art books on Cuban architecture and culture at 4 architecture and culture at 4 p.m. Monday at Jett Thompson p.m. Monday at Jett Thompson HOME. See story on page C1. HOME. See story on page C1. Comedian Comedian Jeff Dunham and his band of kooky puppets and his band of kooky puppets on their Passively on their Passively Aggressive Tour Aggressive Tour make a stop make a stop at Germain at Germain Arena for Arena for a show at a show at 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Thursday. www. germain arena.com4.26 Celebrate Celebrate National Arbor Day by taking a guided stroll to by taking a guided stroll to the stand of ancient bald cypress trees at the stand of ancient bald cypress trees at Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary from 9 a.m. to noon Friday. from 9 a.m. to noon Friday. www.corkscrew.audubon.org4.27#BOOK IT Renowned a cappella Renowned a cappella vocal ensemble vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire performs Shakespeare: performs Shakespeare: Music and The Bard at 7 p.m. Music and The Bard at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at Vanderbilt Tuesday, May 8, at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church. Presbyterian Church. Five actors from Five actors from TheatreZones Baby do a cabaret-style show with do a cabaret-style show with continental breakfast 10:30 a.m. to continental breakfast 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Moorings Park. noon Wednesday at Moorings Park. 4.30 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO


C8 WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Aboard e Treat your mom to a delicious double entree dinner on the water featuring carved beef tenderloin served with Barnaise sauce and baked cod served with Caesar salad, dinner rolls, vegetable medley, white cheddar mashed potatoes and tuxedo bombe.Complimentary Rose For Every Mother! SUNDAY, MAY 13Sunset Dinner Cruise 6:458:45 p.m.$67.00 per person*Additional Cruises Available12:302:00 p.m. Lunch & Sightseeing 3:004:30 p.m. Sightseeing ree-day cancellation policy. Price does not include tax, gratuity or port charge.Call 239.649.2275 for Reservations 550 Port-O-Call Way, Naples, FL 34102 Mothers Day OPERA NAPLES239.963.9050WWW.OPERANAPLES.ORGWANG OPERA CENTER 2408 Linwood Avenue Naples, FLorida 34112 USA All performances are at the Wang Opera Center and begin at 7:30 PM unless otherwise stated. OPERA NAPLES SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMGILBERT & SULLIVANS IOLANTHE JUNE 23 AND 24, 2018 AT WANG OPERA CENTER LE NOZZE DI FIGARO(THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO) MAY 10, 2018 AT 7:30 PM AT ARTISNAPLES HAYES HALL WHAT TO DOSail Away Preferred Travel of Naples hosts a talk with AmaWaterways about their river cruise offerings in Europe, Africa and Asia at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at Club Pelican Bay. Free, but reservations required by May 1. 707 Gulf Park Drive. (800) 523-3716 or William Noll Jazz Ensemble performs with special guests Glenn Basham at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at Bentley Village. $25. 810 Retreat Drive. 390-2788 or Beatles Art In honor of the 50th anniversary of Yellow Submarine, animator/director Ron Campbell brings a collection of his original cartoon art to HW Gallery Friday-Sunday, May 4-6. He will also create new Beatles pop art on the spot. 1305 Third St. S. 610-389-1807 or Jazz Steve Delauderanty and Dennis Miller perform New Orleans jazz at 6 p.m. Friday, May 4, at South Regional Library. $37. 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy. 390-2788 or Comedy Night The first in a familyfriendly monthly night of laughs hosted by The Naples Players at 8 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the Sudgen Community Theatre. 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers. org. Masterworks Naples Philharmonic performs works by Vladigerov, Prokofiev and Beethoven with pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 3-4, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or in the Swamp Spiritual healer Bethanny Gonzalez hosts a meditation at Corkscrew Audubon Swamp Sanctuarys natural amphitheater at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 5. $10 for members, $20 for others. 348-9151 or Come one, Come all Artis Naples hosts a free community day with youth performances, activities for kids and access to all galleries starting at noon Saturday, May 5. 597-1900 or www. The Breaker Country music group Little Big Town with Kasey Musgraves and Midland performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Germain Arena. 9487825 or Betty Fox and her band bring their distinctive blues sound to the lawn at Mercato from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, May 6. Enjoy the music, play some lawn games and sip a bloody Mary or a mimosa while youre at it. 254-1080 or www.


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C10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY The Village on Venetian Bay 4236 Gulf Shore Blvd. North 239-430-6273 miramarenaples.comSUNTHU 11:30AM TO 10PM FRISAT 11:30AM TO 11PM RES ES ES ES ES E S ES S TAU TAU TA TAU TAU AU TAU AU RAN RAN RAN AN AN RA AN N T T RESERVE YOUR WATERFRONT TABLE TODAY! Waterfron DininAT ITS BEST ON VENETIAN BAY The Village on Venetian Bay 4330 Gulf Shore Blvd. North 239-263-FISH (3474) ARTS COMMENTARYLooking at art through the mistWhat is art? Is it a scam? Is it whatever moves you? Does it have to be representational in order to be good? What determines how much a painting is worth? Bakersfield Mist, a spunky little twohander by Stephen Sachs, asks those questions and more. The play was inspired by the real-life story of Teri Horton, a retired long-haul trucker in California who discovered an abstract painting in a thrift store. She thought it was the ugliest thing she ever saw and bought it as a gag gift for a friend, thinking the bright colors would cheer her up. But the painting wouldnt fit through the door of her friends trailer, so Ms. Horton put it out in a yard sale, where a local art teacher told her it might be one of Jackson Pollocks drip paintings. (Her story is told in the 2006 documentary, Who the #$&% is Jackson Pollock?) Mr. Sachs play is about Maud (Casey Cobb), a bartender who lives in a trailer park and buys an abstract painting in a thrift store for $3. A local art teacher suggests it might be a Jackson Pollock, though its not signed. She invites art authenticator Lionel Percy (David Whalley) from New York to come and look at the painting. If its truly a Jackson Pollock, it could be worth anywhere from $50 million to $100 million. Maud thinks thats insane, but then again, she wouldnt turn down the money. She finds herself in the strange position of not thinking the painting is art, yet wanting it to be officially declared so. Mauds language is decidedly salty, and the play starts off with a strong expletive, followed by another, as Maud yells at a neighbors dogs. Its a lively opening. Lionel enters, clutching his leather briefcase to his chest. If he wore pearls, Im sure hed be clutching them as well. Hes there to determine whether Maud thrift store painting is an authentic Jackson Pollock. Hes written two New York Times bestselling books and is the former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mauds never heard of the place. Thats OK. Lionel is impressed enough with his credentials for the two of them; hes pompous and full of himself. She offers him pigs in a blanket with Velveeta and without and some Jack Daniels to help wash it down. The two are a study in opposites: Hes polished, erudite, educated. Shes unemployed, curses a blue streak and doesnt know a thing about art except fervently believes it should be representational, so you know what youre looking at. Good art, she believes, is a re-creation of something you can recognize. Her idea of art: the clown painting hanging on a wall in her trailer. She loves to scour thrift shops and junk shops. In fact, her entire trailer is decorated in Early Thrift Store (and not in the clever way items are salvaged and reused today). Cluttered with clashing knick-knacks, her home is just an unholy mix of stuff she bought cheap or pulled out of the trash, clutter ed with clashing knick-knacks. The kitchen walls are painted blood red and the living rooms green, making the place look like a backdrop for a Christmas card. The Studio Players set designer Scott Lilly must have had fun.Much of the humor in Bakersfield Mist comes from the interactions and misunderstandings between Maud and Lionel. Mr. Whalley has a great moment talking about art particularly, the first time he saw Picassos Les Demoiselles Davignon at the Museum of Modern Art as a teen, and describing Jackson Pollocks method of action painting. His monologue is sheer poetry. Ms. Cobb gets laughs with her coarse words and body language, though I think her character would be even stronger if she were less inhibited. Somehow, lurking underneath her character is a proper lady, and the constant cursing comes across like a second language rather than the natural way of expressing herself. I also wish director Paula Keenan, who stepped into the production mid-way, had reminded her actors to project more. The Golden Gate Community Center auditorium has a very loud air-conditioning system that shuts on and off throughout the performance. When its on, you have to struggle at times to hear the actors. Bakersfield Mist covers some of the same ground as Yasmina Rezas Art, which made its rounds through various local theaters a little while back. Both plays question who gets to determine what art is, and what its market value should be. This one-act, 70-minute play shakes up your preconceptions and leaves you with things to ponder. Its not only about art, but also about class and our struggle for validation. What is real? What is authentic? What has true value? COURTESY PHOTODavis Whalley as Percy, the pretentious art authenticator, and Casey Cobb as Maud, the thrift-store shopper who might have boug ht an early Jackson Pollock painting, in a scene from Bakersfield Mist. Bakersfield Mist >> Who: The Studio Players >> When: Through April 29 >> Where: Golden Gate Community Center, Naples >> Cost: $25 >> Info: Note: Strong language; not for children.


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Marco center has summer art for kidsMarco Island Center for the Arts offers summer programming for kids that emphasizes imagination and creativity through development of artistic skills. Participants will gain confidence and critical thinking skills while having fun under the instruction of three teaching professionals and artists who have diverse backgrounds in the arts. Mixed-media instructor Jennifer Norqual has worked as a graphic designer and an art teacher and also ran her own art school in Minnesota. She has a business in Tin City called Docks by Jen, where she also teaches childrens art programs. Rebecca Ferguson, who will teach a class called What You Can Do With Clay, is an accomplished ceramicist who has taught previous summer classes at the center. Michael Grandi, an art educator at Seacrest Country Day School as well as a practicing artist, will teach three classes: Create and Design with Anything, Crazy Face and Doodling. Members of the Marco Island Shell Club also teach a three-day class on shell art June 20-22. For a complete schedule of class days and times as well as registration details, go to Or call the Marco Island Art Center at 394-4221. Classes fill up quickly, so call now. C16 WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY MANUEL PEA, M.D.Board Certi ed Plastic SurgeonLocated at Exit 107, off I-75 Give Her What She Wants! Gift certi cates are good for Mothers Day Gift Certi cate Special CELEBRATING OUR 80TH ANNIVERSARY 141 TAMIAMI TRAIL NORTH, NAPLES 239.261.7157 WYNNSONLINE.COM 7 7 Sun Tropics Coco Rolls Wafers Gluten and Dairy Free Buy One Get One Free4oz bagMust present coupon. While supplies last. Good through 5/1/18.Marys Gone CrackersOriginal, Herb Or Super Seed $4.09/ Box Save $2.40 w/couponMust present coupon. While supplies last. Good through 5/1/18.Bionaturae Organics Whole Wheat Fusilli 16 oz Buy One Get One FreeMust present coupon. While supplies last. Good through 5/1/18.Everyone Lavender & Aloe Lotion 6oz $4.99 Must present coupon. While supplies last. Good through 5/1/18.Yellow Tail Snapper Filets $17.99/ lb Save $5.00Must present coupon. While supplies last. Good through 5/1/18.Alba Botanical Shampoo & Conditioner Colori c Plumeria $9.59 Each Save $1.20/12 oz bottleMust present coupon. While supplies last. Good through 5/1/18.NEW! DELICIOUS! Cali our Foods Artisan Flatbread Style Cauli ower Crust PizzaOriginal Italian 29 crusts Grain/Gluten Free Special Price $9.49 Thats a 40% savings! Must present coupon. While supplies last. Good through 5/1/18.Caposado Pinot Grigio 750 ml FREE with $60 grocery orderMust present coupon. While supplies last. Good through 5/1/18. Home-cooked eggs, omelets, benedicts, pancakes, waffles, scrapp le, homemade soups, fresh salads, sandwiches, Angus burgers, chili, Taylor pork roll, sausage gravy, creamed chipped beef, home-cooked roast beef & turkey, and Real Philly Cheesesteaks. Pork Roll & Scrapple Served Here! P: 239.948.4123 Old 41 & Bernwood Parkway BONITAS BEST 10 YEARS RUNNING!OPEN DAILY 7AM TO 2:30PMBeer, Wine, & Mimosas COURTESY PHOTOHappy 2017 summer campers at the Marco Island Art Center.KidzAct invites aspiring young thespians to audition for the troupes summer productionsTryouts for ages 9-14 will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 12, for the following shows: Junie B. Jones The Musical Rehearsals begin Monday, June 4; performances are Friday-Sunday, July 6-8. Disneys Aladdin, Jr. Rehearsals begin Monday, July 9; performances are Friday-Sunday, Aug. 10-12. Auditions for ages 14 and older are set for noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, for the following shows: Chicago The Musical Rehearsals begin Tuesday, June 19; performances are Friday-Sunday, Aug. 3-5. All auditions are by appointment only. Call 434-7340, ext. 127, to sign up. For more information, visit www.


NAPLES ARTASSOCIATION APRIL 25 MAY 20HEARTFELT & HILARIOUS COMEDY Janina BIRTOLO BonnieKNAPP HEARTFELT & H ILARI OUS C OMED Y HE AR AR TF TF EL T & By David Lindsay Abaire THE NAPLES PLAYERSSUGDEN THEATRE 701 5TH AVENUE SOUTH NAPLES FLORIDATICKETS: NAPLESPLAYERS.ORG 239.263.7990 TICKETS ADULTS $40, SUBSCRIBERS $35 STUDENTS & EDUCATORS $10SPONSORED BYFREE VALET PARKING NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C17 COLLECTORS CORNER When it comes to Fenton glass, this stand takes the cake scott SIMMONS Miss Beula loved her Fenton Silver Crest glassware. The milk glass had a clear, ruffled border that always brought a smile from me just how did the West Virginia glass company do that? It was simple, it was pretty and it probably was the nicest thing Beula, my dads step-mother, owned. She had a few pieces of the glass in her tiny house in Belle Glade, but it was after she bought a larger house in Riviera Beach that she began to accumulate and display the pieces. First, it was a pair of candlesticks. Then my mother bought her a basket. By the time she moved to her home in Jupiter, a large epergne held the place of honor on her dining table, its tall horns filled with plastic flowers at times. Alas, decorating may not have been Beulas strong suit, but she picked a classic to collect. When Fenton first began to produce the glass around 1940, it was drawing inspiration from Victorian ribbon glass made by the English firm Stevens & Williams. The company turned out pieces with the clear ribbon of glass around the border, and branched out to blue (called Aqua Crest), green (Emerald Crest) and amber (Gold Crest). I have lamps and dinner plates in Aqua, serving pieces in Emerald, as well as rarely seen pieces of pinkand turquoise-colored milk glass with the clear edge (called Silver Rose and Silver Turquoise). Rarer are the red (Flame) and black (Ebony) crests. It amazes me to see the array of colors in which Fenton created its Crests, and I now have a collection of more than 100 pieces. With Fenton glass, the quality is consistently nice, especially with older pieces. But the company continued reintroducing and reinventing color combinations up until it quit producing glass in 2011. As for Beula, she could be prickly at times, but she always did the right thing, caring for my grandfather for the two long years of his decline. She died in 1999, too young, and too soon after my grandfather. But I smile to remember her each time I see a piece of the Fenton Crests. Dont miss:Historic Downtown Arcadia Antique Fair Fourth Saturday of the month along Oak Street, 863-993-5105 or Bought: T he Lor d s Place Joshua Thrift Store, 7600 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561-537-4666 or www. Paid: $25 The Skinny: I always have my eyes skinned for pieces of the Fenton Crests. Some, like the companys crystalrimmed Silver Crest, are ubiquitous, popping up in antiques shops and thrift stores everywhere. Others, like the black-rimmed Ebony Crest, are harder to find. Fenton first made its Ebony Crest in the 1950s. Its original formula for milk glass had an opalescent quality. The company changed its formula in the mid-1950s to the flat-white milk glass from which this cake stand was made. Its unmarked, as are most Fenton pieces made before the 1970s, and its a piece for which I will make room. THE FIND:Fenton Ebony Crest cake standSCOTT SIMMONS / FLORIDA WEEKLYThis Fenton Ebony Crest cake stand dates from the 1950s or s. The company made the glass in an array of colors.


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Mr. Connors books document these carefully preserved treasures in richly photographed pages, so the curious can have an inside look at Cubas 20th century achievements and its most poignant cultural sites. Between the two books, readers can immerse themselves in the tobacco plantations in Pinar del Rio, the art deco Bacardi building, the artsy Vedado building and the surprisingly futuristic National Schools of Art. Backed by a talk with Mr. Connors at the Jett Thompson HOME event, guests might just drive across Alligator Alley and book the next flight to Havana. Ive been giving art and architectural tours for years and Ive discovered things that the tour books never even mention, much less know about, he said. Everyone knows about the Tropicana nightclub, but I dont even mention it; but I mention the hidden paladares, and thats just one of the 101 different aspects of it. As an expert on Caribbean culture and informal ambassador between the United States and Cuba, Mr. Connors proclaims it to be the safest destination hes ever visited and its thanks to the people who live on the island. What keeps me going down are the people, he said. They are so resourceful and industrious. The literacy rate is higher than the U.S. They are honest and forthcoming. They are wonderful people. Ive had wonderful friendships down there. Mr. Connors singular focus on the Caribbean throughout his career as a design scholar, antiques expert and art historian began in 1968 when he was a graduate student at the University of Miami. He wrote his dissertation on decorative furniture made by Caribbean slaves, and from there he went on to write about a dozen books on the West Indian aesthetic, four of which are about Cuba. After putting in 30 years of writing, teaching, appraising and consulting on these materials, he is widely credited with introducing West Indian furniture as a collecting field. He currently resides in St. Croix and Berlin, and has six other books on topics like Judaism in the Caribbean, which relies on a current radar survey that has located Jewish graves on Tortola and Curacao. Im having so much fun uncovering this, he said. Id like it to be earthshaking, this Jewish history that people are just not aware of. Another project is a compilation of UNESCO World Heritage sites in the region, with a northern boundary of The Everglades and southern boundary of Cartagena. Nine of the 26 designated sites in the Caribbean are in Cuba; that includes Old Havana and its fortifications, San Pedro de la Roca Castle and Vinales Valley. With such culturally diverse and rich region to explore, Mr. Connors is in little trouble of running out of material. Michael ConnorsCUBAFrom page 1


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C26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY AM PM AM PM 14700 Tamiami Trail N, Naples, FL 34110 ~ (239) 592-6050 SAM -BUCCOBISTRO Live Entertainment Every Saturday 15% OFF your entire checkHappy Hour All Night at the Bar Only!Well Spirits, House Wine & Beer $3$7 PAST REPASTSHere are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews: Barbatella, 1290 Third St. S., Naples; 263-1965 This spirited Italian trattoria, the younger and more freewheeling sibling of Sea Salt, offers a casual approach to dining but a serious attitude toward food and service. Owned by chef Fabrizio Aielli and his wife, Ingrid, the restaurant boats a mozzarella bar, charcuterie, pizzas and homemade pastas, among other things. Charred octopus with fingerling potatoes and sweet cipollini onions is a light and wonderful way to begin a meal here. But so, too, is a fragrant bowl of black mussels oreganata. Share a pasta course like the orecchiette with sausage and broccoli rabe. The leaves room for entrees such as perfectly seared sea scallops with Tuscan beans, spinach and lemon caper sauce or a 12-ounce black Angus steak. The torta della nonna, a lemon cake with patisserie cream was a refreshing finish to the meal, although my friend enjoyed her more substantive wedge of Death by Chocolate as well. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed August 2017 The Crust, 8004 Trail Blvd., Naples; 244-8488 This popular pizza spot at the Pavilion Shopping Center has added a second, much-needed larger location just a few miles away on U.S. 41. About four times the size of the original (which remains open), it serves the same Midwest-style pizza in the former Big Als space. Try an old-fashioned soda we loved the Dr. Pepper and Orange Crush made with real sugar rather than highfructose corn syrup. A Caesar was fresh with a mild dressing. A house salad had good ingredients but needed a more assertive dressing than the house made Champagne vinaigrette. A 10-inch BBQ pizza had a thin, crisp crust topped with smoky barbecue sauce, roasted chicken, red onions, smoked gouda, provolone and cilantro. My companion chose one with mushrooms, Kalamata olive and basil. Both were excellent. Service is efficient and pleasant. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed May 2016 Moura Bistro, Meridian Marketplace, 3369 Pine Ridge Road, Naples; 738-8883 This cozy little bistro offers the flavors of Lebanon and the Mediterranean hummus, kibbeh, shawarma, kebabs, falafel and such. Vegetarians and meat lovers alike will find plenty on which to feast. Both the smoky baba ghannoush dip and the spinach pie were great starters. Platters of shawarma chicken and falafel came piled high. The chicken had a great smoky flavor and spicy mayo for dipping, while the crisp falafel came with creamy tahini and garlic potatoes. The baklava had just enough honey but not so much that it drowned out the nuts and pastry. On Friday and Saturday night, a belly dancer provides entertainment. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed July 2016 Vegan Kitchen, 794 Neapolitan Way, Naples; 307-4813 Despite the name, this is a place that I can recommend for those who eschew meat as well as those who think no meal is complete without it. The wheat protein used in many dishes here looks, tastes and chews like the real thing. Just set preconceptions aside for one meal and try it. Start with a strawberry smoothie or green tea lemonade and the fragrant pot stickers and crispy golden rolls. Wood-ear mushrooms and wheat protein give the rolls great texture. An avocado salad was large enough to share and was ultra-fresh with a citrusy dressing. You could make a meal from the salad alone. The vegetable noodles and the butt ernut curry were both nicely seasoned but not super spicy and contained a wealth of fresh veggies plus more of that magical wheat protein. Try the vegan cheesecake (yes, really) for dessert or, if they have it, sweet sticky rice and mangoes. Soft drinks and smoothies only. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed October 2017 Zos Kitchen, 22941 Lyden Drive, Estero, 494-3540; 9108 Strada Place, Suite 14110 Naples, 207-3894 Zos Kitchen is a fast-casual concept that invites patrons to Live Med, as in embrace the healthy cuisine and mindset of the Mediterranean region. The approach emphasizes grilling lean meats (there are no microwaves or fryers in the kitchens) and seasoning food generously with naturally flavorful fresh herbs, spices and lemon. There are plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options for those with special dietary needs. Theres also an authenticity to Zos food that bucks the usual corporate chain mentality of shying away from intense flavors. Items such as lamb kafta, farro and quinoa salads, pitas stuffed with salmon or Greek chicken and cauliflower rice bowls are accompanied by savory sauces such as Moroccan harissa, Greek tzatziki and Middle Eastern skhug. Beer and wine. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed December 2017 Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 26-MAY 2, 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 Specials good from December 7-9, 2017. Lobster prices subject to change without notice. Please call for pricing. CHEF BILLS WEEKLY FEATURES SERVED ALL DAY Surf & Turf Dinner For 2$109.9932oz Bone in Tomahawk steak served with 2 one-pound Maine lobsters served with chowder, salad, baked potato and veggiesTwin Lobsters$39.99Two one-pound Maine lobsters served with a cup of NE clam chowder, corn on the cob and drawn butterLobster Dinner For 2$119.99Two 2-pound Maine lobsters served with chowder, salad, corn on the cob and baked potatoes3 COURSE EARLY BIRD SPECIAL SERVED DAILY (Dining Room Only)SunThurs 3pm-5pm Fri & Sat 3pm-4:30pm Salad, Entre and Dessert $19Menu Choice: 6oz let mignon, 4oz baked stu ed lobster tail, BBQ grilled salmon, baked haddock Florentine, shrimp and sword pomodoro, grouper ngers, grilled sword sh or chicken marsalaEnjoy a glass of house wine or champagne for only $4 with your early bird dinner CHEF BILLS LUNCH SPECIALS SERVED 114(Lunch items may not be split)Stir Fry Special $13Shrimp, salmon and sword sh sauted with fresh vegetables nished with our steakhouse steak sauce served over riceBaked Haddock Doug $13Topped with homemade corn salsa and mozzarella cheese served with rice and veggiesFried Mozzarella Caprese Salad $12Fried fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced tomatoes and grilled chicken breast drizzled with basil oil Hours: Sun-Thu 11am-9pmFri-Sat 11am-9:30pm HAPPY HOURDaily 11am-9:30pm (Bar Only)DRINK SPECIAL Ciroc Appletini $8LIVE ENTERTAINMENTSun-Thu 6-9pm Fri-Sat 6:30-9:30pm El Gato Solea The Consecutones Manhattan Connection Ferguson & Rogers Steve Palumbo Dean Martin Show Take Two Steve Fenttiman and Jimmy Clemens The Only Naples Restaurant Where Fresh Seafood is Flown in Daily From New England! SUNDAY & WEDNESDAY FEATURE SERVED ALL DAYTwin Lobsters Feature Unfortunately due to the blizzards up north we will not be able to o er the twin lobster special this week4221 East Tamiami Trail, 239.455.5111 to change without notice. Please call for pricing.Super Saver Lunch Specials$10 $10 Sandwiches $8 CUISINE REVIEWElegant simplicity, exacting standards make The French a winnerIts easy to see how Chef Vincenzo Betulia attracted such a large and loyal following in these parts. This Sicilian who lived most of his life in Milwaukee before relocating to Naples, quickly rose through the ranks at Campiello and then launched out on his own with the acclaimed Osteria Tulia and Bar Tulia. Both are wildly popular, known for their authentic, made-from-scratch cuisine, hospitable service and inviting ambience. Last year, he added a third sibling to his restaurant family: The French Brasserie Rustique. Why open a French restaurant when you are known for your wondrous Italian food and Naples has so many French restaurants? Mr. Betulia had some very sound reasons for doing so. Lets start with the fact that he began his culinary career in his teens in Milwaukee, working for chef Paul Bartolotta at the James Beard Award-winning Bartolotta Lake Park Bistro, which is synonymous with fine French cuisine. He learned a great deal there and has taken that knowledge along with what he learned in culinary school and his years in the Naples restaurant business to create this rustic restaurant that feels as if its been plucked straight out of Paris and set down on tony Fifth Avenue South. It was a tad too warm for locals like us to dine outdoors at the marble tables with bistro chairs, a French flag wafting overhead and pedestrians strolling by on the nearby sidewalk. The interior felt even more authentic, from its embossed tin ceiling to its ornate black and white mosaic floors. In between were antique mirrors, plush red leather banquettes and a whimsical hand-painted mural featuring anthropomorphic bunnies, frogs and geese frolicking at a park alongside humans. A well-stocked bar and an expansive open kitchen added to the lively atmosphere. We were seated at a table for four in an alcove from which we could see most of the room but still have some distance while also enjoying a window view. In a matter of moments, our smiling server, Michele, arrived to welcome us. She explained that the fare is country French and that, as would be so at our grandmothers house, we wouldnt leave hungry. We quickly discovered that Michele knew whereof she spoke. She knew the menu intimately and was able to rattle off the precise lineup of ingredients in any dish we asked about. The wine list was lovely, even the 20 by-the-glass selections. My companion began with a refreshing glass of Esprit Gassier Rose de Provence ($12), a Grenache rose, then switched to Domaine Prieure Cote de Beaune pinot noir ($15) with his entre. Both arrived at the proper temperature and were worthy examples of their varietals. I found the cocktails intriguing. The Nouvelle Fleur with Milagro silver tequila, St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, local grapefruit and Aperol looked good, but it was the Grapes of Wrath ($13), with its St. George Terrior gin, St. Germain, Giffard ginger and cucumber/basil blend that lured me. Our server endorsed it and she proved correct. No one ingredient dominated this delicate concoction that seemed to go down all too easily. Freshly baked brea d as well as butter topped with olive oil and roasted garlic cloves arrived next, followed in relatively short order by our first course. Michele had taken several minutes to go over some of the dishes with us, not reading us the menu (as happens all too often), but reviewing some of her favorites and elaborating on what was in them. If youve never had squash blossoms, which are rare and seasonal, Id recommend these. The crisp squash blossoms ($18) on the menu consist of three goodsized blossoms stuffed with creamy homemade ricotta, delicately fried, topped with pine nuts and finely shredded cheese, then placed atop a savory basil pistou and tiny roasted tomatoes. The contrasting flavors and textures were exceptional. The beet salad ($15) was also noteworthy, with its chunks of assorted roasted beets, sliced green apples, French feta, walnuts and dill crme fraiche topped with frisee and chives. Bucatini with fruits de mer ($29) was a gorgeous bowl of homemade pasta joined by tuna, clams, mussels, calamari, monkfish, shrimp, tomatoes and thyme in a light sauce that had just a pinch of red peppers to lend a touch of heat. My favorite dish was the cuisse de canard aux cerises ($33), two magret duck legs and thighs confit, served over locally grown kale and topped with a sour cherry gastrique so good Id have drunk it all by itself. It wasnt sour but it wasnt sweet and paired perfectly with the rich and tender duck flesh. The kale was still tender crisp and lightly seasoned so as not to overpower the duck. Michele hit on another winner for dessert: the baba au rhum ($12), two small rounds of moist pound cake topped with light pineapple-rum sauce and finished with a scoop of mascarpone. Served slightly warm, it was a heavenly finish and one that was perfect for sharing. Dinner took about 90 minutes, which is relatively quick for three courses and drinks. But we didnt feel rushed; in fact, we had time to chat with our wellinformed and hospitable server and to each other over a splendid meal. Mr. Betulia, his cousin, Executive Chef Frank Pullara, Executive Pastry Chef Jessica King and all of the staff in the front and back of the house at The French are to be commended for another exceptional concept and its excellent execution. The French Brasserie Rustique>> Hours: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday brunch; lunch served 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday; dinner 5-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 5-10:30 p.m. FridaySaturday >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price: Small plates, soup, salads, $11-$23; entrees, $21-$38 >> Beverages: Full bar >> Seating: Banquettes, conventional tables and bar seating inside; bistro tables and bar seating outside >> Specialties of the house: Rustic French cuisine >> Volume: Moderatey >> Parking: On the street >> Website: www.thefrenchnaples.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 365 Fifth Ave. S., Naples; 315-4019SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor Crispy squash blossoms stuffed with housemade ricotta are delicious seasonal starters. A French flag and outdoor caf with marble tables and bistro chairs let people know they have arrived at The French. The French serves fruit de mer containing tuna, mussels, clams, calamari, monkfish and shrimp.KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYBaba au rhum pairs moist pound cake with a rum-pineapple sauce thats topped with mascarpone cheese.