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Features power adjustable lumbar support for lower back, power articulating headrests and power reclining seats. 3 3 1 1 2 2 3 3 roger WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com COMMENTARYTeachingI have a black-and-white picture of my father, teaching. High School history, in Colorado, for $6,000 a year. This was about 1962 when John F. Kennedy was in the White House, Id decided to marry my fourth grade teacher, Miss Compton, and daddy was in his mid-30s earning a salary with the spending equivalent of $47,646 in 2016 dollars, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. He had three kids and hed been at it since 1959 three years. My mother didnt work (for money). In Florida today, the average annual salary of a teacher is $45,723, which ranks about 39th in the nation but teachers average 12.29 years of experience across degree levels, in the rather dry account of the Florida Department of Education. So newly certified teachers should expect nowhere near that amount. What a deal for a professional. You work 12 years with our nations youth and you too might earn $46,000. Good teaching is ultimately alchemy, not just method a potion drawn from experience, knowledge, energy, an eccentric appreciation for little people or those swimming in testosterone and estrogen, a natural playfulness, the oncall temperament of a drill instructor when required, and a preachers capacity to address crowds with authority, clarity and joy in discovery. You either have it or you dont, and my father had it. Our supper table was the most fascinating classroom Ive ever attended. Many teachers have that magic. If Americans decided to solve half the social problems we face in a single generation, wed simply establish a teacherstudent ratio of 1 to 10 in every public school in the nation. And wed pay every teacher a salary roughly equivalent to that of a construction manager about $88,000 per year, according to the BLS. In short order wed be spending a great deal less than we do now mopping up the broken lives of students who dont make it through our current high-test, public-education gauntlet. Suicides, addictions, lack of focus, depression, anger and sorrow in children these arent the fault of teachers anymore than it was the fault of the Good Samaritan to come across some guy busted flat in Baton Rouge. The Samaritan decided to stop and help. Teachers do that every day. Theyre in the business of construction, too, just like construction managers. And generally they deal not with one or two construction projects at a time, but with 100 or more (at four classes of 25, per day). Theres no point in arguing this. Everybody knows that one good teacher with 10 kids can do a lot more for those whippersnappers than one good teacher with 25 or 30 kids. Could we afford it? Well, weve afforded the Iraq War, apparently, now almost certain to exceed $6 trillion and run up toward $9 trillion as damaged veterans age. A 1 to 10 student-teacher ratio would cost a fraction of that; the U.S. Department of Education estimates we now spend roughly $650 billion a year on elementary and secondary public schooling in the 50 states. A transformation would result in huge savings on the back end, 30 years down the line. Unlike the Iraq War. Meanwhile, my father dead 19 years or 19 minutes, Im not sure which is still standing in front those students (the first baby boomers to hit 17) with the cocky grin he sometimes wore when amused and challenged. Hes dressed in a white shirt and tie, hands squarely on his hips. Somebody has stacked his two desks one on top of the other. Suspended on a string from the ceiling above them, and him, is a dead chicken. Hed probably been teaching medieval European history, an honors class he sometimes talked about in which the Catholic Church figured prominently. And hed likely been tracing with graphic delight the pagan roots of that monumental Western religion, which included sacrifices; hence, the sacrificial chicken. Dad had grown up in the church, in Albany, N.Y., during the Great Depression and early war years, where his grandparents periodically lived with his family. His Irish immigrant grandmother tried to make sure he was Catholic. And his Scottish Presbyterian grandmother tried to make sure he wasnt. He attended a Catholic high school staffed by Jesuit priests, including Jesuits who had boxed. Dad was a fighter both by temperament and sport, a good one who won several school and regional championships as a middleweight. One of those priests cornered him one day and bounced punches off his head with bare fists when he misbehaved, no matter how much he ducked and dodged, leaving his face and cranium bruised and swollen for a week, he recalled. I doubt that would have been considered good teaching even then, but he felt hed received a fine education. Not that he appreciated the church and its bloody history any more for the favor. But that became part of his teaching alchemy, along with his constant reading and all manner of other experience. The same is true of every good teacher.Dad was never paid what he deserved for any of it, either, which is also true of public school teachers, today. He lasted 10 years in the profession before stepping out to lead a more lucrative life. Sadly, countless good teachers make the same choice today. About 40 percent of new teachers quit the profession in Florida within five years, state records indicate, a rate more than 15 percent higher than the national average. Theres one obvious way to change all that: Vote. We vote for any wouldbe legislator who insists on hiring and fairly paying more teachers. That could produce an alchemy never before seen in the state or the nation.
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A4 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 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 Rosheimtara.email@example.com Circulation AssistantTom HumphreyCirculationGreg Tretwold Anthony Scrace Allan Clayton Maria ChavezAccount ExecutivesDave Dalfonsodave.firstname.lastname@example.orgCori Higginschiggins@floridaweekly.comLexi Marklelexi.email@example.comNicole Ryannryan@floridaweekly.comAdam Schonberg firstname.lastname@example.orgSales and Marketing AssistantKatie BabkaBusiness Office ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis email@example.com Jeffrey Cull firstname.lastname@example.org Jim Dickerson email@example.com Naples Florida Weekly 9051 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 202 Naples, Florida 34108 Phone 239.325.1960 Fax: 239.325.1964 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2017 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.325.1960 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $34.95 in-county$53.95 in-state $60.95 out-of-state OPINIONLeaked liesTheres one aspect of the saga about the newly released batch of Jim Comey memoranda that I totally love. First, a bit of background. In one of the contemporaneous memos the then-FBI director wrote to himself detailing conversations with the new President Donald Trump, Trump and Comey did agree on one issue: Both expressed a mutual scorn for leaks and leakers. They also seemed to feel that the reporters who publish leaks were fair game for putting the squeeze on, up to and including jailing us if we didnt reveal our sources. The new documents containing such tidbits were just declassified and sent to Congress by the Department of Justice after pressure from Republicans. Now, heres the part I love: The documents were immediately leaked to reporters. The hypocrisy is exquisite. Jim Comey acknowledges leaking earlier memos. Donald Trump is a serial leaker, even to the point of creating aliases and avatars who could leak favorable stories. Hes built an entire career with phony accounts of his prowess and riches. At the same time, hes had others, usually his lawyers, who would lower the boom on anybody who dared to cross him with an article or TV blurb that didnt correspond to his ego-driven narrative. But now that his presidency is being eroded by constant leaks, hes scorning the leakers, which is to say everybody around him, and is launching attacks on anyone who threatens his increasingly slipping hold on the presidency. Even his network of enforcers is crumbling. One of his personal lawyers, Michael Cohen, just had his files scooped up by federal agents looking into his activities on behalf of Trump. The crimes for which Cohen is being investigated could carry several years in prison if hes found guilty, or less if he works a deal and flip on higher-ups. President Trump is the highest-up, of course. From his lofty perch, hes tweeting like crazy, screeching that all threats to him are threats to America. Now Cohens spot is being backfilled by Rudy Giuliani. One prominent attorney after another wisely refused the presidents request to represent him, particularly in his struggles with special counsel Robert Mueller. Now he finally has found someone well-known. Yes, hes convinced Giuliani that he can harvest the publicity he adores by taking on Trump as a client and trying to finesse Bob Mueller or, in Giulianis telling, use his connections with Mueller to speed things up, finish his investigation into collusion with the Russians and all things Trump and simply get it over with. There are a couple of problems with that: For starters, Methodical Mueller has made it clear that he wont be rushed. Additionally, Giuliani himself could well be interrogated about his part in Trumps campaign activities. So, he might not be particularly useful. Right now, there is a scramble to protect reputations, those tattered by any association with Donald Trump and those, like Jim Comey, who are taking him on. Theyll do whatever it takes, by leak or crook. Bob Franken is an Emmy Awardwinning reporter who covered Washington for more than 20 years with CNN. The Republican high-water markIf Republicans arent losing their congressional majority this coming fall, they are doing a good job of acting like it. Dozens of Republicans are leaving the House, and last week Paul Ryan said he is resigning as House speaker at the end of this Congress, and will not even run for his congressional seat again. If the high-water mark of Republican power came on the day last December that congressional Republicans and President Donald Trump celebrated the passage of the tax bill on the White House lawn, Ryans announcement is a clear sign that Republican clout is receding. We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy is Ta-Nehisi Coates lament over what he considers the lost opportunity of the Barack Obama years. The story of unified GOP control of Washington might someday deserve to be written as We Were Two Years in Power: A Tragicomedy. In a gift for the ages, Republicans won all elected branches of the federal government in 2016. But the initial ecstasy over Trump signing their stuff has given way to the reality that they dont have stuff to send him. Republicans couldnt roll back Obamacare, in part because the party hadnt thought through what the Republican alternative was. They passed a tax cut that included important reforms that even the Democratic repeal bills dont want to completely undo and that are boosting the economy. Thats all to the good. But tax cuts arent a magic political elixir. First, Trump is right, as he said at an event a couple of weeks ago when he tossed away his script, that they are boring. They dont have the emotive appeal of issues like trade and immigration. Second, there are limits to how effectively you can run on the one thing you accomplished last year. This is the truly extraordinary aspect of the current situation. Republicans are content not to do anything else of significance in Congress this year. They passed an omnibus spending bill that was rightly denounced as a disgrace by Trump even as he signed it, and the Senate is working to confirm Trump nominees. Thats pretty much it. They arent trying to wring every last ounce of what could be their waning months of unified control of Washington for years to come. They arent determined to give their voters some other reasons to support them in November. They arent attempting to create action in Washington besides Trumps feuds with James Comey and Stormy Daniels. Republicans are resting on their laurels, when they dont deserve any laurels. They are suffering from political exhaustion, when they havent truly exerted themselves. They are acting like they are lost in the wilderness, when they still occupy the commanding heights of American politics. Maybe Republicans somehow hold on to the House this fall (the generic ballot is encouraging lately, if nothing else is). At the very least, though, Republicans are going to lose their functional majority. The question at this juncture is, how would anyone notice? Rich Lowry is the editor of The National Review rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly bob FRANKENSpecial to Florida Weekly
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Thankfully, brain science and research are advancing rapidly and physicians are understanding the important links between our brains, our guts (digestion) and our moods. Each illness has its own symptoms, but common signs of mental illness in adults and adolescents can include the following: excessive worrying/fear; feeling excessively sad/low; confused thinking or problems concentrating and learning; extreme mood changes, including uncontrollable highs/euphoria; prolonged or strong feelings of irritability/anger; avoiding friends and social activities; difficulties understanding or relating to other people; changes in sleeping habits or feeling tired; changes in eating habits such as increased hunger or lack of appetite; changes in sex drive; difficulty perceiving reality (delusions or hallucinations, in which a person experiences and senses things that dont exist in objective reality); inability to perceive changes in ones own feelings, behavior or personality; substance abuse (drugs, alcohol, etc.); risky behavior (over spending, promiscuity); multiple physical ailments without obvious causes, such as headaches, stomach aches, vague and ongoing aches and pains; thinking about suicide; inability to carry out daily activities or handle daily problems and stress; an intense fear of weight gain or concern with appearance. Mental illness does not discriminate: It affects up to 25 percent of the population, regardless of color, creed, religion, age, fortune or fame. In spite of media hype, people suffering from mental illness or brain disorders are far more likely to be bullied and harmed than to harm others. Help is hereThere are several local and national organizations that can help those who are experiencing mental health challenges, plus support and awareness training for caregivers and the community. The National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI of Collier County offers an array of helpful programs and services, including mental health first aid, crisis intervention training (CIT) for first responders, recovery-focused support groups, support groups for family/caregivers and friends, H.U.G.S. early intervention for children ages 3 months to 18 years old, and the Sarah Ann Drop-In Center where adults with serious mental illness find a welcoming, safe and supportive place to engage, socialize and build life skills. In 2017, NAMI of Collier County provided innovative education, support and advocacy services at no cost to more than 16,000 individuals. Many strong and resilient people have made peace with, and befriended, their dark side. Some have done this successfully with therapy, psychiatric medical procedures, psychotropic medications, a healthy lifestyle and/ or meditation. They no longer fear the dark. Perhaps we would all be healthier if we celebrated both the light and the dark. The Rev. Laura Randall encourages us to,Trust that there is value in absence as well as abundance We can learn from the darkness as well as the light. In fact, we need both. If you or anyone you know is suffering in silence, please reach out to NAMI at www.namicollier.org. Professionals there can help you or someone you know get out of the darkness and find the light with a mental mending tune-up. Toby Mac said it well: Not all storms come to disrupt your life. Some come to clear your path. Life is worth living. Someone needs you today and tomorrow. We want the whole of you to be here to play in tune with them. Naples resident Deena Baxter launched the Surviving Suicide and Sudden Loss Project in partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Collier County in 2014. The projects mission is to promote life-affirming mental w ellness. 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A8 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY collaborating with other organizations and governmental agencies. Ms. Theiss, a former Sanibel Island mayor, and her four-person staff train victim-care providers, law enforcement, health care and social service providers and the general public in how to recognize human traffickings signs and how to respond if it is suspected. The organization also instructs youths ages 8 through 18 in Lee and Collier counties in how to protect themselves against trafficking and teach their peers about the issue through hour-long presentations and its ARTREACH program. ARTREACH consists of five, twohour-long sessions where participants learn about trafficking, whether its for forced sexual purposes, or for labor or other exploitative purposes, and the associated risk and vulnerability factors. The youths then use the information presented by the programs volunteers and instructors as the basis for a painting expressing their views on the topic. HTAP uses the paintings at events to raise awareness of trafficking in the community. Theyre also found in the ARTREACH book, which displays paintings created by some of the approximately 1,000 youths whove participated in the program since its 2010 start. Its very interesting to watch how they grow, how they change, how they learn and their attitudes, said Ms. Theiss. We keep track of how much they say theyve changed and how much they think theyve learned, so we know it makes a big impact. She said ARTREACH has primarily been conducted at Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCAs, church youth groups, summer camps, community associations and in the schools, including alternative schools such as the Lee Adolescent Mothers Program School in Fort Myers. The program is most commonly offered during the summer. Vanessa Williams, 13, of South Fort Myers, has taken part in ARTREACH three times since turning 9 and gained knowledge that she is able to pass along to her two younger sisters, who arent old enough for the program. Its taught me how to avoid it and what to do if someone is being trafficked, said Ms. Williams, who said she would call the police or tell an adult who can handle it, if she encountered a situation she believed involved human trafficking. She last took part in ARTREACH in 2017 and created a painting titled The Squeezes, the More We Are Captured. It depicts a school building encircled by the coils of a snake. The snake is the trafficker and the school is the children who are being captured and trafficked, explained Ms. Williams. Ms. Theiss said the ARTREACH book is free. Well give it to anybody as long as they promise theyre going to read and that when theyre done, theyll pass it on to their friends, she added. So its another way of getting that information out to the world. HTAP also offers two programs for adults: Point of Contact/Point of Rescue and Train the Trainer. Point of Contact/Point of Rescue educates law enforcement, doctors and nurses, social services providers, hotel workers, and others, in how to recognize possible trafficking victims they may encounter. Train the Trainer teaches people how to lead an ARTREACH program. The organization is making its presence felt in the community. During 2017, HTAPs school programs served 724 students, while ARTREACH and other summer time events reached 152 youths. There were 797 adults who took part Point of Contact/Point of Rescue and Train the Trainer. Community outreach events and programs drew 4,437 people, while community meetings and collaborations with other organizations reached another 1,574 people. Statistics show that human trafficking is a serious problem in Florida, where there are 4.77 victims per 100,000 people, last year ranking behind only California and Ohio, according to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center. It is all over and we have it a lot because were a tourist destination and what happens in Florida stays in Florida, at least, some people think that; and the rules dont apply, said Ms. Theiss. We have a lot of agriculture and we have a lot of tourism. Those are the two main industries that bring trafficking to a state. Grants and donations from individuals and local foundations, churches and other organizations are HTAPs primary funding source. Ms. Theiss said the damage wrought by Hurricane Irma last September has probably played a role in tough sledding for fundraising so far in 2018. It hit shortly after we sent out our annual fundraising direct-mailer, she added. We hardly received any response at all and I understand that, but we count on that money and it didnt come. A lot of small nonprofits have had that problem this year. The financial picture was brightened by a $40,000 grant received from the Wildcats Run Charit able Foundation, located in Estero. The award was presented at HTAPs recent Music Under the Stars fundraiser at the Shangri-La Springs Resort in Bonita Springs, which featured live music, dinner and artwork from the ARTREACH program. The event raised $1,500 for the organization. Were looking for funding all the time to supplement what weve got, said Ms. Theiss, who also explained that staff hours had to be reduced due to financial concern. Of course, $40,000 is great. Its going to get us through the summer, but then well be back to worrying where were going to get the next batch money. I dont like asking for money, but we need it because what we do is very labor-intensive. It takes time. It takes energy. It takes supplies. And were all over Southwest Florida, so it takes gas. She would love to see HTAP have sufficient funding to add staff needed to handle demand and to also allow for it to further expand its reach in Collier County. Karen Pati, chairman of the organizations board of directors, dreams of a future where the demands of fundraising are lessened. It would be wonderful to be able to have secure, known funding, so our efforts dont have to be put into the fundraising aspect of keeping the organization growing and viable, and can instead put our efforts into where our expertise lies and thats in educating the public and at-risk children; doing the prevention work, she said. Another fundraiser is on the horizon, this one a collaboration between HTAP and three other Lee County nonprofits: Abuse Counseling and Treatment, known as ACT, Dress for Success SW Florida and Our Mothers Home of Southwest Florida. Set for June 28, the event is titled Rock and Role, the role honoring the women who direct the four organizations and the inspiration they provide to others who want to run charities. It will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Millennial Brewing Company in downtown Fort Myers. Tickets are $75 per person for the event, which will include a fashion show, raffles, auctions, dinner and s and s costume-wear. There may also be a craft beer tasting. Its still in the works, but I think its going to be a really great event, said Ms. Theiss. Human Trafficking Awareness Partnership is located at 7275 Concourse Drive, #400, in Fort Myers. For more information about the organization, its programs and events or to volunteer, see www.humantraffickingawareness. org, call 415-2635 or send an email to emailinfo@humantraffickingawareness. org. PROGRAMFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTONola Theiss spoke at a recent fundraising event at Shangri-La in Bonita Springs.COURTESY PHOTOARTREACH gives children the opportunity to create paintings depicting human trafficking.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 NEWS A9 LET US MANAGE YOUR VACATION RENTAL PROPERTY AND MAKE IT INCOME PRODUCING. SEAGATESUITES.COM (239)774-7300 LUXURY HOME BUILDING AND REMODEL SERVICESCOVELLIDEVELOPMENT.COM (239)774-7300 Unrivaled Style and Elegance FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGEFSW celebrates a tradition of academic and cultural impact BY JOE TURNERSpecial to Florida WeeklyThe year was 1965, and on what was considered the outskirts of town, the campus of the areas first college, Edison Junior College, opened on an 80-acre site with three buildings, offering the local community an opportunity to attend a college right in Fort Myers. Since that time the college has grown and expanded to meet the needs of not only its students academically, but in the greater community with arts programs, athletics and much more. Florida SouthWestern State College (formerly Edison Junior College) takes its position in the community seriously and has a history of offerings that have enriched the lives of southwest Florida residents for generations. The proof is never more evident than in the annual musical and theatrical performances hosted by the students studying in various disciplines of the arts. In 1963, shortly after the founding of the institution, the Curtain and Cue Club was organized to stir an interest in dramatics among students. Since then, FSW has performed dozens of stage productions open to the community, offering a variety of plays that might normally be missed by larger theater troupes. These performances are professional and prepare FSW students for their future in the arts. While the theater students continue to practice their lines, the areas best and brightest musicians are perfecting their skills, which culminates twice a year during a series of concerts held at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall on campus. Thousands of music lovers throughout are treated to free recitals featuring the FSW Orchestra and Choir, Concert Band and Jazz Bands. On a more global scale, the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery continues a history of excellence in showings from some of the worlds top artists. Debuting in 1980, the gallery has hosted artist exhibitions from a variety of disciplines, many on the cutting edge of the art world today. Since 1986, the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall has hosted concerts from every genre of music, Broadway plays touring the country, and more, all for a local community seeking top notch entertainment. Another area where FSW provides the community with engaging activities is in college athletics. Since its earliest days, the institution has fielded teams in several different sports. In 2016, after a nearly two-decade halt to its athletic programs, the college brought back mens and womens basketball, as well as baseball and softball. With the completion of the Suncoast Credit Union Arena in 2016, the institution has brought fast-paced and highly competitive teams onto the arena floor. This season, both teams were winners of their respective Suncoast Conference championship titles, with the mens team visiting the national tournament for the first time ever. The state-of-the-art arena also provides the community with live concerts, like Chicago, trade shows and other sporting events, including the annual City of Palms Classic. For those who enjoy watching sports outdoors, FSW baseball and softball are played at the City of Palms Park in downtown Fort Myers, former Spring Training home of the Boston Red Sox. This provides fans several months of baseball and softball in order to satisfy the areas insatiable appetite for sports brought on during the annual spring training season. In its first three years, the FSW softball team has won its conference title each year and continues to represent southwest Florida on a national level at the annual softball tournament. FSW has long stood as a central hub of community and cultural activity. Without its strong commitment to the community it serves, Southwest Florida would be hard-pressed to find alternative outlets that would provide the programs and venues that exist on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College. While preparing its students for professional success, FSW is also providing the surrounding community with experiences not found anywhere else in Southwest Florida. Joe Turner is the director of institutional programs and development at Florida SouthWestern State College. TURNER
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Especially for middle school students, this type of program is a great benefit when they have to speak in front of a class or in public.Young Audiences is a national program that for 60 years has introduced young students to artists and their work through part of the school curriculum or as a supplement. For its first year in Immokalee, 26 students in grades six through eight participated. Each student is a part of TIFs Junior Academy program.The inclusion of an arts component into the curriculum makes it more fun to learn, and more approachable to kids, said Cynthia Arnold, director of the Young Audiences local affiliate. Children need to be engaged in learning and to learn in ways that can hold their attention, the way social media and internet sites like YouTube do. The easiest way to do this is to make it fun and interesting. The inclusion of arts does this for a wider range of children. New name reflects foundations focusThe Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled has become the STARability Foundation, dedicated to shining a light on ability, not disability. The foundation serves young adults with disabilities who have aged out of the school system, as well as their caregivers, by providing programs and activities focused on continuing education, teamwork and community involvement. Since 2014, the number of people the foundation serves has surged by 40 percent, and the amount of program offerings has almost doubled. We want to give our members avenues and opportunities to stay active and engaged, because thats what leads to the quality of life they seek and deserve, Karen Govern, STARability executive director, says. Were seeing the demand, and were adapting to meet the growing need in the community. STARabilitys Trailblazer Academy, launched in 2016, provides daily handson training for jobs and life skills that help participants accomplish what they might otherwise think impossible. STARability is also the only affiliate of the Next Chapter Book Club in Southwest Florida for people with intellectual disabilities, and STARabilitys photography workshop guides members to create images that go on display at venues such as Art Fest Naples and the Naples Art Association gallery. Other programs include baseball, basketball, bowling, cooking classes and improvisation workshops. For more information, call 594-9007 or visit www.starability.org. Annual art event raises record amount for CCCRCollier County kids received a big boost thanks to some big impressions at Collier Child Care Resources seventh annual Big Impressions by Little Artists event. CCCR provides education and childcare services to children from birth to age 5. More than 200 people attended this years fundraiser at Hilton Naples. Live and silent auctions featured artwork created by children from CCCRs programs along with original works by more than 30 local artists. Four featured artists Carmelo Blandino, Juan Diaz, Mally Khorasantchi and Marcus Zotter volunteered their time this year to collaborate with the CCCR youngsters to create pieces for the evenings live auction. The event raised more than $150,000. Proceeds go to partial tuition assistance for the children of working families who cant afford childcare and early education programs. To learn more about Collier Child Care Resources, visit www.collierchildcare.org or call 643-3908. COURTESY PHOTOEvent co-chairs Melissa Blazier and Alex Breault with CCCR Executive Director Niccole Howard.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 NEWS A11 Immokalee Foundation students awarded Â‘fun moneyÂ’ scholarships SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYPost-secondary students enrolled in The Immokalee Foundation programs will begin this next phase of their lives not only with scholarships for their education, but also a particularly sweet gift from the Massoud and Isabella Eghrari Charitable Foundation. The students recently learned that they have received $500 scholarships to spend on themselves. Dr. Massoud Eghrari and his late wife, Isabella, knew that pursuing an education and career is difficult, particularly for students with limited resources. So in addition to funding scholarships for higher education through TIF, their nonprofit gives $500 scholarships to first-year post-secondary students to use for whatever students wish. Recognizing the hard work of these young people Â„ and the financial challenges that students frequently face in their first year of studies Â„ the Eghraris wanted to reward them in a unique manner, which they referred to as Âfun money.ÂŽ ItÂs a gift Dr. Eghrari, a retired surgeon who moved to Southwest Florida from New York nine years ago, continued as a widower. Today, the fun money scholarships come from Dr. Eghrari and his wife, Tayebeh, who are strong supporters of education and TIF. The fun money scholarships are as forward thinking as all other TIF programs. The foundation provides a road map to the future, with a goal of making students wise, useful and independent adult members of society. ÂMany of them return to Immokalee and share what they have learned. You donÂt have to wait a generation to see what a difference the scholarships make. We appreciate that the money directly benefits the students,ÂŽ Dr. Eghrari said. To receive the award, students completed an application with general information and an essay stating what they would do with the money if they received it. To support the spirit of the scholarship, the students are required to spend the funds on themselves rather than others. That stipulation made quite an impression on Graciela Cervantes. ÂReceiving this scholarship helped me feel like there was someone who not only cared about my education, but about me as well,ÂŽ she said. ÂThe point of this scholarship was to use it on something other than school, which was very unexpected because most scholarships are intended for tuition or books. This scholarship can be used on everything but school specifically. ÂI intend to use it to go to Disney World sometime before the spring semester ends,ÂŽ Ms. Cervantes added. Receiving the fun money scholarship is not the first time she was able to envision a brighter future than she otherwise could have imagined. ÂThe Immokalee Foundation has helped me so much in the past three years,ÂŽ she said. ÂDuring this time I have been in the Career Development Program and I can honestly say that it is because of this that I am in college. The Immokalee Foundation always served as a guide to me when I needed help applying for college, submitting scholarships and providing help to answer any questions that I had.ÂŽ Â„ TIF provides a range of education programs that focus on building pathways to success through college and post-secondary preparation and support, mentoring and tutoring, opportunities for broadening experiences and life skills development leading to economic independence. To learn more about The Immokalee Foundation, volunteering as a career panel speaker or host, becoming a mentor, making a donation or including the foundation in your estate plans, call 430-9122 or visit www.immokaleefoundation.org.COURTESY PHOTOTayebeh Eghrari and Dr. Massoud Eghrari, far left, with staff from The Immokalee Foundation and students who have received Â“fun moneyÂ” scholarships from the Massoud and Isabella Eghrari Charitable Foundation. DR. EGHRARI CERVANTES
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A16 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY CLUB NOTES 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 www.naplesorchidsociety.org. 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 www.corvettesofnaples.com. The Naples Christian Womens Connection invites area women to a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 4, at the Club at Longshore Lake, 11399 Phoenix Way. Cost is $28 ($14 for first-timers). For reservations or more information, call 591-3797 or email cwcnaples@ gmail.com. 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 May 4 meeting place is Real Seafood, followed by 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 www.winetastersofnaples.org. 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 May 4 place to be is Under the Shady Palm, followed by 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Naples Ship Modelers meets at 9:30 a.m. on the first and third Saturday of every month at the Landmark Naples community in North Naples. The next gatherings are May 5 and 19. All are invited to enjoy lunch together afterward at a location TBA. For more information, call Dick Ritchie at 594-0868 or email email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Naples Junior Womans Club, aka the Juniors, hosts its annual Derby Dash from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Naples Botanical Garden. Tickets are $75 and $100, and all are welcome. The club is comprised of young women committed to philanthropy, volunteering and improving the Naples communiCOURTESY PHOTOThe Naples Ship Modelers annual social and model exhibition gives members the chance to share their projects with fellow members and guests. Member Craig Carragan holds his model of the USS Constitution with Molijane Wahl, Clare Carragan and Stu Wahl. See more photos on page C22. 5450 TAMIAMI TRAIL N. NAPLES 239.594.1555ACROSS FROM WATERSIDE SHOPS ONE BLOCK NORTH OF PINE RIDGE ON U.S.41LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED! CELEBRATING OUR 17TH YEAR! END OF SEASONSALE 25%OFFTAKETHE ENTIRE WAREHOUSE! *25% off our original ticketed prices on all in-stock merchandise. Previous sales are excluded. Offer not on Mattresses, Yellow Tag or nal price items and cannot be combined with any other discount, coupon or other offer. Certain restrictions apply. See sales associate for details. Sale through 05-14-18
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Those who enjoy conversing in French are invited to the Alliance Franaise de Naples end-of-season picnic starting at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6, in the party room by the pool at Bermuca Greens/Imperial Gardens in Imperial Golf Estates in North Naples. A French buffet will be served, along with complimentary wine and non-alcoholic beverages. $20 for members, $25 for others, with payment required in advance. Call 592-0447. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Rooksby-Weidlich 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.thegscc.org. 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 www.naplesnewcomers.com. 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 www.NaplesSAR.org. 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. Kappa Alpha Theta alumnae of Naples Marco Island and Bonita Springs meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 14, at The Turtle Club, 9225 Gulf Shore Drive in Naples. RSVP by May 11 by calling June Muehr at 4985115 or sending an email to jmuehr@ comcast.net. For information about the organization, visit www.naples.kappaalphatheta.org. 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 email@example.com. The Naples MacFriends User Group has hundreds of members who share a passion for all thing Apple and who love to learn from one another. Weekly meetings are open to all, free of charge, and take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday at Naples Regional Library, 650 Central Ave. For more information, visit www.naplesmug.com. Email club news to Cindy Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A18 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY with Surgeon-Controlled, Patient-Specic Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted SurgeryPRECISE ACCURATE MINIMALLY INVASIVE PARTIAL KNEE REPLACEMENTRobert J. Zehr, M.D. CEO Medical Director Southwest Floridas premier outpatient surgery facility, designed specically for joint replacement239.592.4955 SeasideSurgeryCenter.com1879 Veterans Park Drive, Suite 1101 Naples, Florida 34109 HEALTHY LIVINGTake a spin at the Y for a good causeThe Greater Naples YMCA invites everyone to get a great workout that will also benefit a great cause at the Cinco de Mayo Spin-a-Thon from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 5. Dozens of spinning bikes will be ready for riders in an air-conditioned room at the Y. Three different instructors will keep spirits high and energy flowing while guiding each group through 20-minute riding sessions. Riders of all ages and all levels of experience are welcome to participate for any or all of the rides. The first ride begins at 8:30 a.m. and the days final ride starts at 11:10 a.m. Bring a hand towel and a bottle of water. Registration is $20 per ride, and all proceeds will benefit the Pedaling for Parkinsons program to provide new SPIN bikes, heart rate monitors and instructor training for the program. For more information, call Diana Sideri at 963-3761 send an email to email@example.com. Free skin checks for new patients at RiverchaseIn recognition of Skin Cancer Awareness Month and Melanoma May, Riverchase Dermatology offers new patients at its 19 practices in Florida free skincancer screenings for appointments scheduled through May 31. The nearest Riverchase offices are in Naples and Fort Myers.The American Academy of Dermatology reports that one in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime; and one person dies from melanoma the deadliest form of skin cancer every hour. Skin cancers are easily treated if diagnosed early. The free skin-cancer screenings are for new patients only. Call 800-591-3376 or visit riverchasedermatology.com/ melanomamay to make an appointment. UF: Intermittent fasting can lead to significant weight loss and slow aging THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDANorth American wolf packs can feast on bison or elk and then go two weeks before the next kill. But the wolves bodies and brains still perform at high levels as they hunt for their next meal, researchers say. Humans, too, appear well adapted to periods of hunger. This is likely a trait evolved from early human hunter-gatherers who, like wolves, alternated between periods of feast and famine. The answer as to how the body manages this, according to University of Florida researchers, provides insight into intermittent fasting as an increasingly popular dieting strategy. In a study published recently in the journal Obesity, UF Health researchers said emerging findings in scientific literature show intermittent fasting can be a reliable means of weight loss and might optimize physiological functioning, enhance performance and slow the aging and disease process. To understand why, one must look to how the body essentially flips a metabolic switch during fasting. This means the body moves from burning glucose, or sugar, for energy to fatty acids and their byproduct, ketones. During fasting, the body converts fat into fatty acids, which can be absorbed by the blood. Lead study author Stephen Anton, Ph.D., division chief of clinical research for the UF College of Medicine department of aging and geriatric research, said research indicates ketones are the preferred fuel for the brain and body during periods of fasting and extended exercise. Ketones, he added, are a cleaner source of energy than glucose, protein or carbohydrates, the bodys other sources of energy. That is because ketones produce fewer metabolic disrupters, or molecules that can harm cells. This switch can happen after a certain period of time fasting, said Mr. Anton, who also is affiliated with the UF Institute on Aging. Its a gradation in which your metabolism over time shifts to use higher and higher amounts of ketones for energy. Typically, he said, after eight to 12 hours of fasting, the levels of ketones in the blood significantly increase. Mr. Antons paper looked at two popular forms of intermittent fasting. The first is time-restricted feeding, when the dieters eat during discrete windows during the day. For example, they might fast up to 16 hours a day, eating during the other eight hours. ANTON SEE FAST, A19
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 A19 Y oungAGAIN www.AzulBeauty.com Space is limited. Call to reserve your seat! 239-201-4636Meet Dr. Patrick Flaharty in person who will be discussing the latest advancements in facial rejuvenation including the non-surgical facelift, laser facial rejuvenation, the Azul Natural-lift and much more! Bonus! As FEATURED in All attendees of the seminar will receive a copy of Dr. Flahartys new book!May 8 | Fort Myers May 10 | Bonita Springs May 14 | NaplesAnti-Aging Educational Seminars in May from 6-7pm www.oaktreedentistrynaples.com 90 Cypress Way East #20 Naples FL (Across From Sams Club) 239-596-5771 $98 (A $270 VALUE) New Patient Special! CALL NOW TO EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE! Comprehensive Exam (D0150) Oral Cancer Screening Full Mouth Digital X-rays (D0210) Coalition hopes programs will empower seniorsThe Leadership Coalition on Aging hosts a three-part educational series on senior empowerment in May, July and September. The programs are free and open to all. The Spirituality and Aging takes place from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples, 6340 Napa Woods Way. In a panel discussion, spiritual leaders from area churches and temples will share their unique perspective about spirituality and aging. Senior Housing and How to Pay for It takes place from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at Bradfo rd Square, 3255 Vanderbilt Beach Road in Naples. Attendees will gain insights from area experts about senior housing options and how to pay for it. Advanced Planning: Getting your Affairs in Order is set for 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. Experts from the legal, medical, financial and real estate professions will help attendees get a better perspective on advanced planning. The sessions are free and open to the public. To sign up, call 687-3156. For more information about the Leadership Coalition on Aging, visit www.collierseniorresources.org or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Parkinson association has programs to support patients and caregivers The Parkinson Association of SWFL Inc. offers several classes and support groups to help those at various stages of the disease as well as their caregivers. Classes range from exercise and movement to balance skills and drills, tai chi speech and singing. Classes take place at PASFI headquarters at 5926 Premier Way in Naples and also at Fleischmann Park and Terracina Grand in Naples, Bentley Village in North Naples, The Terraces at Bonita Springs. Marco Island sessions will resume in the fall. Among the upcoming programs: Early Onset PD, a support group for those ages 55 and younger diagnosed with PD, from 6-7 p.m. every Tuesday. Keep Calm and Do Improv, a free class in improvisational exercises to decrease stress for Parkinson patients and their caregivers, from 10:30 a.m. to noon Friday, May 18. RSVP required; 216-3931 or email@example.com. Be Hurricane Prepared, offered in partnership with the Collier County Sheriffs Office at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 23. RSVP required; 417-3465 or www.pasfi.org. The above programs all take place at PASFI headquarters, 5926 Premier Way in Naples. Patients and their caregivers also enjoy a monthly Lunch Bunch at changing locations, with the next one set for Thursday, May 17, at Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar. RSVP by calling 417-3465 or by going to www.pasfi.org. And in that window, the dieters arent restricted to what they eat. Of course, we recommend healthy food, Mr. Anton said.The second approach is called alternate-day fasting. In the more common model of this fasting regimen, people limit their meals on one day, usually 500 calories. On the next day, they can eat anything at all. It can be truly called a feasting day, Mr. Anton said. A second version of this fasting method is to eat nothing at all on one day while feasting the next.In a review of scientific literature, Mr. Anton and his colleagues found that people lost significant body fat in 10 of 10 clinical trials involving alternate-day fasts. So in my mind, its not a question of whether it works for producing fat loss, he said.Three of four time-restricted feeding studies demonstrated significant fat loss.In most studies, participants did not lose significant lean tissue, which is tissue other than fat that includes the bodys organs, muscles and skeleton. An adequate amount of lean tissue is necessary to help maintain good physiological function as people age, among other health benefits.Other forms of dieting, however, often lead to a reduction in both fat and lean tissue.Mr. Anton said research in rodents and other nonhuman species points to the possibility that food restriction, and the turning of that metabolic switch, can lengthen lifespan; improve metabolic health, cognitive and physical performance; lower inflammation; and lead to superior cardiovascular health.An important takeaway is that we all have the ability to switch our metabolism from glucose to ketone utilization, he said. And that switch has the potential to have profound health benefits for us, in addition to the positive changes in body composition.He urges anyone considering a new diet to consult with a physician, noting fasting may not be the right for everyone.FASTFrom page 18
A20 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY When you donate items like furniture, cabinets, and appliances, you help hardworking families help themselves. Donations are tax-deductible.Home Furnishings 11127 Tamiami Trail East Home Improvement 5430 Yahl Street FREE PICKUP Visit HabitatStores.org 239-732-6388Donate@HabitatCollier.orgDROP OFF AT EITHER NAPLES LOCATIONM-F: 10am to 5:30pm Sat: 10am to 3:30pmREQUEST A FREE LARGE ITEM PICKUP! -ORWe are licensed brokers USDOT #385723. Still waiting for your carrier to pick up your vehicle? CALL AMERICAN! PET TALESWalking the dog BY KIM CAMPBELL THORNTONAndrews McMeel SyndicationAt our house, a long dog walk is 45 minutes each way and may involve stairs and beach walking. A moderate walk is 20 to 30 minutes around the block. A short walk is 10 to 15 minutes around our complex. We first devised those dog walk descriptions for our then-3-year-old cavalier King Charles spaniel, Harper. It wasnt unusual for her to walk anywhere from 2 to 7 miles daily. What amount and distance of walking does your dog need? Its a common Google search: How long should I walk my cockapoo/ German shepherd/puppy/small dog/etc.? The answer? It depends. Cavaliers like Harper are among the dogs who can switch from couch potato to avid walker or hiker depending on their persons energy level and time available on a particular day, but many dogs need and demand longer or more strenuous outings every day, and often more than once or twice. And some, of course, would prefer gentle walks the shorter, the better. While there are always exceptions, its smart to assume that dogs bred to herd (border collies, Australian cattle dogs, German shepherds and Australian shepherds, for instance) or hunt (the various retrievers, pointers, setters and spaniels) require large amounts of daily exercise to burn off their vast energy reserves. Dog trainer Liz Palika of Kindred Spirits in Oceanside, California, lives with two English shepherds, Bones and Hero, and previously had several Australian shepherds. When her dogs are young puppies, they get an hour to an hour and a half daily of running off leash in her training yard or retrieving balls and toys. Once their growth plates close an age that varies by breed and ranges from 10 to 20 months she gradually introduces them to running several miles a day alongside her bike in the morning, plus their hour or more of play in the evening. We generally take Sunday off, she says. In Allentown, Pennsylv ania, Deb Rabucks Pyrenean shepherds (small French herding dogs) get walks of a half-hour to an hour, or 1 to 3 miles. New York City Leonbergers Cleah, 10, and Emily, 5, walk about 2 miles daily on city streets, plus one or more 16-story stair climbs, says owner Mara Bovsun. On Long Island, they have the opportunity for off-leash runs and 3 1/2-mile walks or runs in the woods.Older dogs can be surprisingly active when it comes to walks. Susan Rosenaus dogs, a 10-year-old Boston terrier and a 10-year-old French bulldog, get four walks daily, two for 20 minutes and two that are shorter. Jenn Stollerys cavalier King Charles spaniels walk 1 to 4 miles daily.Age and infirmities dont deter dogs from their daily walks. My oldest sets the pace, says Stollery, of Parsippany, New Jersey. He is 13 but still loves a serious walk. Chris Foxx of Seattle drives his 13-year-old pug Lola, who is blind, to a nearby park for daily walks. While Lola used to love hiking on trails, Foxx says now its better for her to explore an open field so she doesnt run into trees or stumble over rocks. Mika, a 10-year-old German shepherd mix, and 9-year-old Hina, a chow-Akita mix, take owner Mary Wakabayashi for a 45-to60-minute walk every morning, plus a 2-to-3-mile walk after Wakabayashi gets home from work. The average adult dog benefits from at least 30 minutes of exercise daily, which can be broken up into two or three walks. Harper, now 10 1/2 years old, still enjoys a 2-mile walk or several short walks daily. Its good for her health and mine, and best of all, it makes both of us happy. Pets of the Week>> Oreo is a 10-month-old domestic shorthair who wants to be someones playful sidekick. She loves attention from people and other cats. Her adoption is $75. >> Jaspurr is a well-mannered 10-year-old domestic shorthair who has the sweetest disposition. His adoption fee is $35. >> Gomer is an energetic 1-yearold hound mix who loves to pay with people and other dogs. His adoption fee is $75.To adopt or foster a petDogs and cats adopted from Humane Society Naples come with vaccinations, sterilization surgery, ID microchip and 30 days of health insurance. Visit the animals ready for adoption at the main shelter at 370 Airport-Pulling Road N. (11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday), or at the satellite adoption center at Coastland Center during mall hours. Call 643-1555 or visit www. HSNaples.org for more information. Daily walks have physical and mental health benefits not only for dogs, but also for people.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 NEWS A21 Email: Info@stopps-kidwell.com239.992.92999975 Tamiami Trail N, Suite 1 Naples, Florida 34108 239.597.7009 999 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite 200 Naples, Florida 34108 239.325.1834 28179 Vanderbilt Drive, Suite 2 Bonita Springs, Florida 34134 239.992.9299OFFICE LOCATIONSVisit Your Team of Tax & Accounting Advisors at Two New O ces Near Pelican Marsh! STOPPS & KIDWELL FREE Introductory Consultation! TAX TIME! His love for P!nk leaves her tickledAs a man approaching 61, my husband is several years older than I, and he enjoys all the things that a 61-year-old guy would typically gravitate to golf, Heineken, Liam Neeson action movies, trucks, target practice at the range, steak, watching SEC football and the pop singer P!nk. I know Todd is an unlikely fan, but P!nk is his jam. He owns all of her music, he has all of her live concert DVDs he even follows her on Twitter. Youd think that most dudes his age would be into 0s rock or country music, and while he does listen to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Garth Brooks occasionally, he almost exclusively has P!nk blasting through his earbuds. His phone alarm even wakes him up to the P!nk ballad, Glitter in the Air. I like P!nk I do but I dont LOVE P!nk. I admire her for her fierce feminism and the lyrics in her songs that send strong messages to women and girls about empowerment and selfacceptance. And I appreciate that shes never been a Britney or a Miley I embrace the example she sets and I think shes more talented than most pop stars. But there it is I consider P!nk a pop star. My musical tastes have always been farther of the grid I love Sinead O Connor, Tori Amos, Kate Bush and Joan Armatrading basically, artists you rarely hear on the radio. But last fall, when P!nk announced that her Beautiful Trauma concert tour was coming to the BB&T Center, barely two hours away in Sunrise, I knew that it was time for Todd to finally see his idol live in concert and to mark that off his bucket list. And for an overnighter on the east coast, I was happy to go along for the ride. As the concert date got closer, we joked that Todd might be one of the oldest fans there, but then it got worse he injured his knee and as he awaits insurance to approve a partial knee replacement, hes been using a walker. But no way would a walker stop him from seeing P!nk. Have walker, will travel. Sure enough, the estrogen levels were high as we approached the stadium, and most of the other guys there were holding hands with their same-sex partners. There were a lot of mothers there with their young daughters and quite a few adult daughters escorting their older mothers. Todd pressed on with his walker until we got our seats and I waited to see if I, too, would fall in love with P!nk, which pretty much happened a minute or two after she catapulted into the arena on a wire like a force of nature. When she covered Nirvanas Smells Like Teen Spirit and then disappeared under the stage to fly around some more on her high wire to sing Get the Party Started, all while doing somersaults, and continuing to sing LIVE, I was obsessed. She grabbed outstretched hands in the audience, signed autographs while performing, paid tribute to the victims of the Parkland shooting and did stripped down acoustic versions of her ballads. The two-hour show had it all. As a new fan, I was on my feet, dancing, whooping it up and applauding loudly. Meanwhile, my husband sat there quietly, smiling and in awe. To P!nk, I raise my glass and to my not-so-typical husband, I thank you for introducing me to some pretty perfect new (to me) music. STEPHANIE DAVIS / FLORIDA WEEKLYTodd Blanton sports his P!nk T-shirt at the concert with spouse Stephanie Davis. stephanieDAVIS firstname.lastname@example.org
A22 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY BEHIND THE WHEELBig car shows are a delicate balanceAny large show is a great way to get to know a new car thats a good rule for the public as well as journalists. Press releases and glossy photos promise groundbreaking designs, but an industry event is the first place theyll really have to prove it. Theres time to feel the grain of the plastic, see the precision of the panel gaps and test out the latest technology. After all, its easy to embellish in an email, but its hard to fool the senses. That experience seems to be a bit endangered both for a journalist like me and for the public. The best example goes back to the debut of the currentgeneration Mustang. Ford showed the latest pony car in December 2013 with plenty of glamour but not a lot of info. So, another writer and I thought it was worth seeing it in-person at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The January 2014 expo would give us a head start on Detroits North American international Auto Show the next week. The usual CES attendees are interested in technology, and so the new Mustang was far from the shows star in the back of a massive expo hall. We were free to inspect the curves of the sheet metal, test out the seats and really check out the details. We also happened to break the trunk latch of this pre-production car (the only one in all of Las Vegas. But people didnt seem to notice the Mustangs rear awkwardly sticking up, because this techheavy crowd wasnt interested in Fords classic nameplate. Still, this wasnt a complete automotive strike-out. Audi was getting its moneys worth showcasing its new Virtual Cockpit. The stand was filled with people who might not know cars, but they were enthralled by the 3D maps going into them. In fact, Audi nurtured a great way to get publicity, because it was one of the few automotive news items consistently pulled from the CES. The following week in Detroit had plenty of automotive journalists hungry for a big story, but Audi didnt need to feed this monster. It already had an abundance of press from CES. Instead, these Germans relaxed as every other major manufacturer was battling to be the big story of the NAIAS. It seemed like a savvy play on Audis part, and I wasnt the only one who took notice. Cars are becoming rolling supercomputers. So, other automakers have quickly adapted and poured more money into a showing at CES as an ideal way to stand out and showcase new technology. In contrast, the NAIAS has been declining steadily for the last three years. Where once minor players had to exhibit in the lobby, the 2018 show seemed to offer them main floor space as large as Mazda once occupied (it was one of many manufacturers that didnt attend at all.) The outlook for 2019 is even worse. Mercedes-Benz has held one of the largest and most prominent NAIAS spaces for a decade, but it is not returning next year. BMW has also followed suit. It joins car companies like Porsche, Volvo and Land Rover, which have already packed up and left town. This leaves huge holes in the shows traditional floorplan, and so the organizers are scrambling for solutions. One suggestion is to move the event from a frigid Detroit January to a milder October. This is a mistake. A fall show doesnt take into account an important factor: the public. Michigan cherishes its outdoor time, and October is that last brisk gasp of peewee football and apple picking before buttoning down for the long winter. An indoor auto show cant compete with that. But in January, the NAIAS is a local blessing where families and first dates have a place to go thats warm and unique. These people generate ticket revenue and introduce thousands to new cars that they cant see on the snowcovered dealer lots. Also, the CES is not open to the public. I even had to temporarily join a tech companys PR team just to solidify my credentials for Las Vegas. Auto shows are open to the public for as long as two weeks. During that time, any exhibitor (automotive, tech, etc.) gets direct feedback that answers the essential question, Will anyone buy it? So how does Detroit rebuild its advantage? In my opinion, its about being both humble and dynamic. The NAIAS cannot return to the prestige it had a decade ago. So, its time to be humble with a cost that reflects current value. Porsche left the show a few years ago, citing the seven-figure budget needed to run its medium-sized stand could fund an entire racing program. In fact, the latest auto company exodus feels like a long-term tactic to get cheaper rates for displays. Being dynamic will also help drive traffic to the show. Just as CES is a less-congested place for generating auto news, the NAIAS staff should be actively courting more tech companies to save their big automotive-related premieres for Detroit. The seeds of that can already be seen with a small technology exhibit space that takes place one level below the main auto show floor. But now is the time to literally elevate the sideshow out of the basement. A car shows chemistry is the perfect balance of manufacturers, journalists and the public. So its worth remembering that it takes everyone to get the formula right. mylesKORNBLATTmk@autominded.com
BUSINESS NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY | A23 WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM SEE FOOD, A24 TBY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com HEORETICALLY, AN EFFICIENT WAY TO DISCOVER a sleepy, once-upon-a-time place to live or retire might be simply to see if the town or region has a food delivery service. If not, it could be a backwater. During the last six or seven years food delivery services have become big business throughout the country, but usually only in metropolitan areas or regions with a sufficiently dense admixture of restaurants and people.Bring your favorite restaurant home in minutesFOODtoYOU COURTESY PHOTOUberEATS (left) is going head to head with such national servicces as Delivery Dudes and Bite Squad (above right).I think food delivery is ideal when you want to eat something you cant prepare at home. Beth Preddy, Neapolitan food lover BUSINESS MEETINGS 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. $30 for members, $35 for others. Sign up by calling 910-7426 or online at www.aboveboardchamber.com. For membership information, visit the website or call Jeanne Sweeney at 910-7426. The Mortgage Bankers Association of SWFL holds its spring membership social from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, in the garden at Boston Beer Garden. $20 includes two drink tickets and hors doeuvres. Bring a newmember prospect (free admission) and be entered in a prize drawing. RSVP at www.mbaswf.org. 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. www. eastnaplesmerchantsassoc.com. The Mortgage Bankers Association of SWFL meets for its regular lunch program from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Seasons 52. Meeting sponsor is Paradise Appraisals & Inspections. Guest speaker is Mark Strain, Collier County hearing examiner and chairman of the Collier County Planning Commission. $25 for members, $35 for others. Sign up at www.mbaswf.org. Andrew Hill Investment Advisors Inc. and RMC Group co-host Swirl and Sip for CPE, a free course featuring An Introduction to Pensions, from 4-5 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the Moorings Country Club. Speakers are Andy Hill and Colin Hurley of RMC Group. After the program, attendees will enjoy a tasting of specially chosen wines paired with hors doeuvres. For reservations or more information, call 450-3999 or visit www.responsibleadvisors.com. 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 email@example.com. BNI Downtown Naples Networkers meet at 7:30 a.m. every Thursday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 777 Mooring Line Drive. Call Jamie Bergen at 572-3720 for more information. Email business meeting announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Palm Beach County or along the southwest coast from Naples to Fort Myers and from Sarasota northward increasingly crowded locations with numerous restaurant options customers can now choose from a competitive handful of tech-savvy services that partner with restaurants to deliver hot food to home or office right off the menu of almost any place customers choose, for roughly the same price theyd pay by going out to the restaurant. With a computer or smart phone and a credit card, a customer can make the order from the restaurants menu and see the order placed (restaurants have tablets that signal them when online orders come in). The customer can then track it out of the kitchen, track the drivers progress in real time, sometimes even see the driver, receive notification a few minutes before the food arrives, and take the order at the door or on the curb for delivery fees ranging from $1.99 up to about $5, depending on location and distance. People seem to love it, especially people with busy lives. Its the convenience, and the price we dont mark up, said Liz Sniegocki, a spokeswoman for Bite Squad, a Minneapolis-based service in more than 15 Florida cities, including Fort Myers where it employs 150 drivers and partners with about 80 restaurants, and Naples, where it began operations in mid-April after acquiring a local operation called Naples Express Meals. There, Bite Squad has about 50 drivers and roughly 50 restaurants, including Fuji Sushi Bar & Asian Bistro, Cosmos Cafe & Pizzeria, Michelbobs Ribs & Steak, Araya Sushi Asian Grill, Dylans Drafthouse, Hurricane Grill and Wings, Tijuana Flats, The Counter Burger and California Pizza Kitchen. The company also expanded into Lakeland, Winter Haven and Plant City last week. People are busy, becoming more accustomed to on-demand services, whether its Netflix or Amazon or something else, and everyone has to eat three times a day. So the convenience of the delivery and the variety is a lifesaver. But not yet in Port Charlotte. Theyre on our radar, Ms. Sniegocki acknowledged. We look for a variety of restaurants and the right mix of people who want it. A lot of people want it, apparently. As far as we can tell, were the market leaders in the state, she said. With aggressive growth plans for the east coast in the next 90 days, and our eye on a few other areas, including Port Charlotte, youll see our footprint continue to grow in the state.How it worksRestaurants in general pay a 20 percent to 30 percent partnering fee to the delivery service on any meals sold, simply because the service is bringing them business they wouldnt otherwise have, and marketing a given restaurant at the same time. A24 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYFOODFrom page 23We take some delivery food for a test drive ... FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFFHere, Florida Weekly writer Evan Williams tests Bite Squad: I placed the Bite Squad order from Cantina Laredo, a gourmet Mexican restaurant at Bell Tower, at 5:27 p.m. The website estimated it would take 55 minutes, but the food got here in 37, at 6:04. I ordered Carne Asada (a skirt steak with chimichurri sauce, $20.99), a side of guacamole ($1.99) and fajita veggies ($2.29) along with flan for dessert ($6.99). With a booking fee of $2.99, an automatically added 20 percent tip of $7.44, and taxes and fees of $3.20, the total came to $45.89. A few months ago when I used the Bite Squad app on my phone, it had allowed me to choose what to tip. Now, a Bite Squad live-chat employee explained, it was added for the benefit of drivers. The website tracked when my order would arrive and provided a map showing my driver, Axan C., in real time on the way. A notification on my phone let me know he was about to arrive. Axan, a young guy in a green Bite Squad polo shirt and ballcap, came to the door with a huge insulated container full of orders, handed over a large fragrant brown bag, and left swiftly to further deliver the sacraments of a Tuesday in Fort Myers. The meal was as Id ordered it no rice sub veggies and also came with a bag full of tortilla chips and salsa. Cantina Laredo is a mainstay, and dinner was as richly flavorful as expected, the grilled meat pairing well with a sharp, dark-green cilantro-garlic blessing of chimichurri surrounded by zucchini and peppers. The flan was a thick, rich happy ending. A happy ending is what its all about. The NICEST delivery service in the business (sageevents.net): When I was in the hospital last year having my gall bladder removed I posted about the ordeal on Facebook and when I returned home there was Amber Phillips knocking at my door with trays of food roasted chicken and vegetables and for the next four days, while I was recovering, she came with delicious food in enormous trays, recalls Neapolitan Beth Preddy. What a gift! I dont know if anyone has ever been so kind to me. Naturally her gesture inspired me to order meals from her for a few weeks while I got up to speed after the surgery. I chose vegetarian, paleo and whatever her special of the day was. I think this says a lot about what kind of company Amber is running. Yes. But thats a whole other story. Amber Phillips, founder and owner of Sage, in Naples.EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYEvan Williams used Bite Squad to bring him some delicious food from Cantina Laredo.
Its a good deal for everybody, apparently, although some food vendors prefer to maintain their own vehicles and delivery services. As a result, UberEATS, the 2014 addition to Uber designed just to deliver food, is now in head-to-head competition with such nationwide outfits as Delivery Dudes, operating up and down the east coast, and the west-coast-centric Bite Squad, itself aiming to kick off operations along the east coast of Florida this summer, officials said. There are others in Palm Beach County, too, including GrubHub, Amazon Prime, and DoorDash, along with MyTown2Go and Cravy. By all accounts, business is profitable, with a 25 percent to 35 percent growth year-over-year since about 2012 throughout the industry as a whole, they report. Such business is only a good thing, in the mind of Neapolitan food lover Beth Preddy. I think food delivery is ideal when you want to eat something you cant prepare at home. I dont know how to make Chinese or Thai food, so when my daughter and I want it we order from Dine Home Delivery or Naples Express Meals (Now Bite Squad) for dishes from China Chen or Fuji. Both services have enlisted dozens of restaurants for delivery services. The same goes with Greek and Cuban food. Whenever I have a taste for ethnic food and dont want the hassle of going out, I order in. I pay a delivery fee and gratuity, but its no more expensive than if you were dining in the restaurant and left a tip. Florida Weekly writer Evan Williams tested the Bite Squad service in Fort Myers for this story from his home, during rush hour and with the dinner hour almost upon him, incidentally providing a critical look at a popular local restaurant that provided the fare (see sidebar, A24). For the most part the experience was gratifying, he said, and the minimal effort in procuring the meal, astonishing.Getting over the labor humpBy hiring its drivers and paying them an hourly wage with all company benefits, plus the tips they receive (the company adds a 20 percent gratuity for the drivers, automatically, unless a customer questions it) and by not marking up meals Bite Squad has attracted customers and employees, and avoided lawsuits such as one faced by Delivery Dudes in Palm Beach County. In 2015, drivers working as contractors sued the company because they performed the services of employees without receiving overtime pay or benefits, they said; other companies have faced similar suits. That was settled out of court. Delivery Dudes lists 43 restaurants it services from West Palm Beach and about 80, with a custom grocery, in Palm Beach Gardens. There are many others in towns throughout Palm Beach County. A customer goes online (www. deliverydudes.com), picks a town or a zip code, looks at a restaurant list or chooses by cuisine, and is taken to a Delivery Dudes menu for the restaurant of choice. Theres a lot of fast food or quick food pizza and sub shops, burger joints, Americanized Mexican food, sandwiches, pub fare, Chinese, sushi and barbecue but you can also get Foie Gras Torchon for $26 and seared tuna credo for $18 from Pistache, for example. A call to the dispatcher in West Palm Beach suggests the company is only about business, all the time; he hung up immediately when a reporter identified himself. All these food delivery services insist theyre secure when you order online UberEATS, for example, keeps your card on file so theres never cash involved, and promises security. Some independent food vendors still do their own deliveries. Amber Phillips, founder and owner of Sage in Naples (www. sageevents.net), started delivering regular meals to a medical doctor and triathlete with a husband and children in Fort Myers in 2012. I was doing this before anybody else here, she said. Her delivery business offers a wide menu of gluten-free and nondairy dishes prepared with both panache and stylish sophistication, so her reputation spread rapidly by word of mouth. Soon she found herself employing drivers. Now, shes won the Best Pre-Made Food prize from Gulf Shore Life Magazine five years in a row, beating out Wynns, Adas, Fresh Market and the like, and shes maintaining two vehicles, paying for all the gas, and paying her drivers $15 an hour, plus tips. She charges clients $3 to deliver a three-day meal plan, no matter how many people or meals that delivery requires, and $5 for a five-day meal plan all over the Southwest coast. I thought about partnering with one of these food delivery services. Its a struggle to find and hire good drivers and we like them to be presentable, she said. But Ill keep doing it this way. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 BUSINESS A25FOODFrom page 24 COURTESY PHOTODelivery Dudes has a large presence along the east coast of South Florida. Professional Advancement Jennifer Figurelli, managing director and co-founder of Andrew Hill Investment Advisors Inc., has been certified as a professional daily money manager by the American Association of Daily Money Managers. Ms. Figurelli earned a bachelors degree in business administration from Florida Southern College and a legal assistants certificate from Florida Atlantic University. She is also a graduate of Leadership Collier. Accounting Moises Moraga has joined Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co. as an IT support specialist providing customized IT services for internal MNMW team members and for clients of the firm. Mr. Moraga holds a specialized associates degree in computer hardware technology from the New England Institute of Technology at Palm Beach. Health Care Advanced registered nurse practitioners Randall Cobb, America Gomez and Jean Evins Remy have joined the David Lawrence Center, Collier Countys not-for-profit mental health and addiction recovery treatment center serving children, adults and families. Mr. Cobb and Ms. Gomez both will work as adult outpatient ARNPs. Mr. Cobb has more than 25 years of experience in mental health care in private practice, correctional facilities, hospitals and inpatient crisis stabilization units. He earned a bachelors of social work degree and a masters degree in nursing from the University of South Florida. Ms. Gomez earned her medical degree from Los Andes University and practiced internal medicine in Bogota, Colombia. She also earned her bachelors and masters degrees in nursing from Florida International University. She has more than five years of experience as an LPN and RN in hospitals, correctional facilities, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and long-term care facilities in Oklahoma and Florida. Mr. Remy will provide inpatient services to children and adults on the DLC crisis stabilization and detoxification units. He earned his medical degree from Facult de Mdecine et de Pharmacie, Universit dEtat dHati and also holds bachelors and masters degrees in nursing from Florida International University. He has more than 10 years of experience as a clinical technician, registered nurse and family nurse practitioner in hospitals, outpatient medical clinics and home health treatment settings. Scott Nygaard has been promoted to chief operating officer for Lee Health and as such is responsible for all clinical operations throughout the health system, including all hospitals, ambulatory, post-acute and ancillary services. Dr. Nygaard joined Lee Health in 2010 as the chief medical officer for Lee Physician Group and was promoted to CMO for the health system in 2016. He continues to serve as Lee Healths chief medical and clinical integration officer. Before joining Lee Health, he was senior vice president of corporate services at Via Christi Health System in Wichita, Kan., and CMO at Affinity Health System in Appleton, Wis. He earned his medical degree at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He completed an internal medicine residency and a pulmonary and critical care residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. He also holds an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. Dan Wilcox has joined the Hughes Center for Functional Medicine in Naples as an infusion technician. The center offers a variety of IV therapies for patients seeking nutrient therapy in lieu of pharmaceutical treatments. Mr. Wilcox spent 15 years as a firefighter/paramedic with the Greater Naples Fire Rescue District and Collier County EMS. He also has experience as an emergency room technician at Physicians Regional Medical Center and NCH. He earned an associates degree in emergency medical services from Edison College (now Florida SouthWestern State College). Hospitality Sara James has been named director of membership and marketing at Kensington Golf & Country Club. Ms. James has more than 15 years of golf and country club experience with properties in Collier and Lee counties. Most recently, she was a sales and marketing consultant for The Commons Club Estero. She has also worked with Wildcat Run Golf & Country Club, Pelican Sound Golf and River Club, Fiddlers Creek and Bonita Bay Groups Mediterra and TwinEagles. She earned a bachelors degree in English and political science at Ohio State University. Law Spencer Shaw has joined Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, PA, in the firms workers compensation division. She graduated from Naples High School, Florida Gulf Coast University and Ave Maria School of Law. Henderson Franklin operates offices in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Naples and Sanibel Island. Urban Planning Sarah Kisner has joined Metro Forecasting Models LLC, a firm that provides forecasts for development demand, population growth and housing demand for communities throughout the country, as staff planner. She previously was an intern with the company and is now responsible for analyzing GIS data and translating it into planning practice for determining existing and future levels of service for libraries, schools and other infrastructure. She also assists engineers and economists in quality assurance/quality control and collaborates with planners nationwide on planning and forecasting projects. A member of the American Planning Association, she is completing her degree at Florida SouthWestern State College and plans to pursue a masters in urban and regional planning. FIGURELLI COBB Gomez REMY NYGAARD WILCOX JAMES SHAW ON THE MOVE MORAGA
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Bonita Bays residentsonly beach park is located on Little Hickory Island. Residents enjoy swimming, sunning, shelling, bird watching, and surffishing while surrounded by white sands and the clear waters of the Gulf. Picnic pavilions, grills, beach chair and umbrella service, showers, and restrooms equipped with infant changing stations are provided. Personal chairs, umbrellas, and other beach items are welcomed. A network of on-property pathways is available for walking, jogging, and bicycling. Winding through Bonita Bays park-like landscaping and nature preserve areas, the pathways provide another healthy alternative to residents. The trails lead to every corner of Bonita Bay, including three parks. Riverwalk Park runs alongside the Imperial River on the southern edge of Bonita Bay. The park is a sanctioned National Audubon community. A marina includes a boat ramp, 40 boat slips, and canoe storage. A bocce ball facility was added in 2013 joining the tennis, pickle-ball, and basketball courts already in place. The bocce facility was named recipient of a 2013 Green Star Honor Award from the Professional Grounds Management Society in the Park and Recreation category. Riverwalk Park also offers a playground, picnic areas, restrooms, pet stations, and a Parcourse fitness trail. A canoe and kayak storage and launch facility is available at Spring Creek Park. The parks shaded nature trails meander through a subtropical forest. An observation deck on Spring Creek provides a spot for appreciating the setting. Attractions include a bocce ball court, a picnic area with grills and tables, a childrens playground, a pet station equipped with a water fountain, gazebos, and restroom facilities. Bonita Bays Estero Bay Park is being preserved to share its rich historical and archeological significance, including a series of 5,000-year old Native American shell mounds. An 800-foot boardwalk winds its way through coastal mangroves to reach a pier on Estero Bay. One of Estero Bay Parks most treasured attractions is the Butterfly Garden that is planted with native and tropical flowers. The parks nature trails are outfitted with interpretive signs to enhance the experience. Visit the Seaglass Sales Center from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m. Visit Seaglass online at www. seaglassatbonitabay.com. Above: The Bonita Bay Clubs golf staff includes 25 PGA Professionals. Three on-property Bonita Bay West courses were designed by Arthur Hills. Two Tom Fazio designed courses at the nearby Bonita Bay Club Naples provide a pure golf experience on over 1,000 acres. Right: The Bonita Bay Clubs Tennis and Aquatic Centers renovated pool includes four lap lanes, a beach entry, and a spa. Bottom: Bonita Bays residents-only beach park is located on Little Hickory Island. Residents enjoy swimming, sunning, shelling, bird watching, and surffishing while surrounded by white sands and the clear waters of the Gulf.ADVERTORIAL
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THE MOORINGS 271 Harbour Drive #1 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $4,195,000 THE MOORINGS 441 Wedge Drive Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 $2,595,000 THE MOORINGS 2011 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #64 Larry Roorda 239.860.2534 $995,0001 2 3 2 3 1 THE EXTRAORDINARY FEATURED LISTINGS PremierSothebysRealty.com 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 1300 Spyglass Lane Ruth Trettis 239.571.6760 $8,700,000 1810 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #404 Heather Hobrock 239.370.3944 $2,895,000 3443 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #507 Pat Duggan 239.213.7444 $795,000 711 Galleon Drive Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 $11,500,000 2100 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #102 Gary Blaine 239.595.2912 $469,900 1203 Spyglass Lane Peter Reppucci 239.595.6500 $9,550,000 515 Riviera Drive Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 $3,995,000 2386 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #104 Larry Roorda 239.860.2534 $995,000 1100 Galleon Drive Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 $11,900,000 1910 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #212 Larry Roorda 239.860.2534 $525,000 1351 Spyglass Lane Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $9,995,000 383 Cuddy Court Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $4,195,000 2919 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #101 Patrick/Phyllis ODonnell 239.250.3360 $1,795,000 500 Admiralty Parade Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $19,980,000 222 Harbour Drive #205 Robin/Tim Weidle 239.370.5515 $588,000 3450 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #208 Larry Roorda 239.860.2534 $725,000 3231 Green Dolphin Lane Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 $12,500,000 1601 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #31 Cindy Thompson 239.860.6513 $2,675,000 1851 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #304 Ryan Nordyke 239.776.9390 $725,000 PORT ROYAL THE MOORINGS COQUINA SANDS
505 5th Avenue South #201 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $2,895,000 6075 Pelican Bay Boulevard #1503 Cynthia Rosa 239.287.6015 $795,000 1001 10th Avenue South #204 Carol Sheehy 239.340.9300 $1,439,000 864 Tanbark Drive #101 Cathy Owen 239.269.3118 $489,000 4021 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #206 Sandra McCarthy-Meeks 239.287.7921 $1,899,900 8231 Bay Colony Drive #902 Michael G. Lawler/Terri Moellers 239.213.7344 $3,995,000 4451 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #1003 Laurie Humphreville 239.595.9707 $920,000 1969 Timarron Way Cynthia Miles 239.273.3449 $499,900 1756 3rd Street South Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $3,495,000 720 Shadow Lake Lane Craig Jones 239.825.6857 $1,446,000 1001 10th Avenue South #210 Heather Hobrock 239.370.3944 $1,995,000 5950 Pelican Bay Boulevard #123 Kelly Kent 239.250.5480 $558,000 4000 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #300 Patrick/Phyllis ODonnell 239.250.3360 $1,998,889 8473 Bay Colony Drive #201 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $4,295,000 305 Park Shore Drive #2-243 Larry Roorda 239.860.2534 $950,000 1920 Timarron Way Terri Moellers 239.213.7344 $615,000 233 9th Avenue South Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 $6,995,000 7515 Pelican Bay Boulevard #21B Joann Sohn 239.450.2791 $1,695,000 901 7th Street South Heather Hobrock 239.370.3944 $2,100,000 7687 Pebble Creek Circle #104 Emie Barnes 239.877.0252 $660,000 4151 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #1203 Joe McBride 239.298.3373 $4,350,000 8473 Bay Colony Drive #1903 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $4,650,000 700 Old Trail Drive Vanya/Dimo Demirev 239.565.0550 $1,349,000 9280 Troon Lakes Drive Terri Moellers 239.213.7344 $749,000 8231 Bay Colony Drive #703 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.216.1973 $4,750,000 1376 Wood Duck Trail Terri Moellers 239.213.7344 $1,835,000 8121 Via Vecchia Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.216.1973 $5,750,000 1286 Waggle Way Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.216.1973 $6,450,000 PremierSothebysRealty.com GREY OAKS | 239.262.5557 FIFTH AVENUE | 239.434.8770 ESTUARY | 239.261.3148 DEVELOPMENT SERVICES | 239.403.2200 343 4th Avenue South Tom Gasbarro 239.404.4883 $3,995,000 727 Fountainhead Lane Heather Hobrock 239.370.3944 $2,195,000 7425 Pelican Bay Boulevard #2101 & #2102 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $3,900,000 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
10175 Keewaydin Island Sherry Irvin 239.825.2786 $699,900 2305 Residence Circle #202 Carol Reid 239.269.9555 $1,294,400 7202 Dominica Drive Erik David Barber 323.513.6391 $465,000 15208 Medici Way Joanne MacLeod 239.272.7679 $1,995,000 2274 River Reach Drive Debbi/Marty McDermott 239.564.4231 $356,000 9115 Strada Place #5206 Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 $849,000 2640 Grey Oaks Drive North #B-28 Jutta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 239.659.5113 $3,220,000 7662 San Sebastian Way Dave/Ann Renner 239.784.5552 $549,000 631 Jacana Circle Monica Rawn 239.272.3468 $799,900 2273 Residence Circle Krista Fraga 239.877.6745 $1,650,000 450 Bayfront Place #4202 Kathryn Tout 239.250.3583 $500,000 9269 Mercato Way Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 $1,720,000 14792 Canton Court ML Meade 239.293.4851 $399,000 16725 Cabreo Drive Erik David Barber 323.513.6391 $1,079,000 1377 Great Egret Trail Sonya Shaheen 239.877.2797 $4,200,000 8145 Las Palmas Way Dave/Ann Renner 239.784.5552 $567,000 6361 Lyford Isle Drive James Bates 239.961.3973 $1,295,000 3134 Dahlia Way Carol Reid 239.269.9555 $2,695,000 927 Rosemary Lane Vanya/Dimo Demirev 239.565.0550 $560,000 9185 Mercato Way Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 $3,045,000 714 Lambton Lane Rebecca Sinatra 239.227.8556 $399,999 9123 Strada Place #7517 Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 $1,900,000 1212 Gordon River Trail Daniel Guenther 239.357.8121 $6,995,000 15528 Monterosso Lane #8-202 Tom/Tess McCarthy 239.243.5520 $639,000 12611 Biscayne Court Gentry Wesner 239.595.7951 $455,000 9123 Strada Place #7417 Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 $769,000 7202 Dominica Drive Erik David Barber 323.513.6391 $465,000 16838 Cabreo Drive Jutta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 239.659.5113 $838,000 PremierSothebysRealty.com 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 5110 Starsh Avenue Erik David Barber 323.513.6391 $2,795,950 2088 Rivoli Court Jutta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 239.659.5113 $1,695,000 15200 Medici Way Tom/Tess McCarthy 239.243.5520 $1,895,000 NAPLES AND SURROUNDS GREY OAKS NORTH NAPLES THE EXTRAORDINARY
BONITA SPRINGSESTERO400 Flagship Drive #901 Dave Urness 239.273.0971 $895,000 9209 Museo Circle #204 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $423,500 760 North Collier Boulevard #3-201 Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 $699,000 9860 El Greco Circle Valerie Bee/Anthony Gatto 239.398.3055 $525,000 910 Inlet Drive East Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 $375,000 3665 Riviera Circle Debron Fowles 239.826.6655 $135,000 3301 Club Center Boulevard #202 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $495,000 17280 Frank Road Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 $719,900 211 Conners Avenue Dave/Ann Renner 239.784.5552 $975,000 2714 Callista Court #204 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $424,000 370 Cottage Court Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 $450,000j 243 6th Street West Fern Ritacca 239.405.6210 $999,500 643 Bimini Avenue Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 $635,000 27670 South View Drive #135 Charlina McGee 239.770.1911 $159,900 2934 Aviamar Circle Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $499,900 14100 Duke Highway Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 $1,800,000 10620 Gulf Shore Drive #701 Clint Parsons 239.273.1474 $2,595,000 8540 Mallards Way Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $490,000 951 East Inlet Drive Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 $950,000 240 Barefoot Beach Boulevard Lisa Tashjian 239.259.7024 $3,200,000 149 Bald Eagle Drive Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 $669,000 9651 Spanish Moss Way #4124 Joanne MacLeod 239.272.7679 $239,500 9279 Menaggio Court #101 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $549,000 17331 Palm Beach Boulevard Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 $2,000,000 478 Willet Avenue Debron Fowles 239.826.6655 $3,200,000 4151 Lake Forest Drive #1421 Jacquie Lewisy 239.227.3070 $259,000 28869 Vermillion Lane Jon Peter Vollmer 239.250.9414 $349,000 16447 Captiva Drive Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 $3,599,000 11125 Gulf Shore Drive #808 Marion Bethea/Anne Killilea 239.261.6200 $5,495,000 27780 Riverwalk Way Mark Leone 239.784.5686 $2,495,000 23484 Sanabria Loop Vanya/Dimo Demirev 239.565.0550 $469,000 16596 Captiva Drive Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 $7,900,000 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 840 South Collier Boulevard #102 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $1,385,000 8402 Mallards Way Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $897,000 MARCO ISLAND FIDDLERS CREEK BONITA BAY FORT MYERSSANIBEL/CAPTIVA PremierSothebysRealty.com PremierSothebysRealty.comMORE THAN 22,000 ASSOCIATES | 950 OFFICES WORLDWIDE 69 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES GLOBALLY OVER 40 PREMIER SOTHEBYS INTERNATIONAL REALTY LOCATIONS
B10 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYSpectacular exterior amenities at Omega, the final luxury high-rise at Bonita BayThe Ronto Group announced its plans for spectacular outdoor amenities at Omega, a 27-floor luxury high-rise tower to be built within Bonita Bay. The Omega tower will be the final luxury high-rise tower to be built at Bonita Bay. Omega residents will also enjoy 18,000 square feet of indoor amenities. The 27-floor Omega tower to be built by Ronto will be the final highrise at Bonita Bay. The modern looking tower will feature 63 spacious tower residences and four penthouses. All of the penthouses have been reserved. Tower residence pre-construction pricing starts at $2.150 million. Omegas clubroom will measure more than 3,000 square feet and feature tall windows overlooking the towers cleanlined exterior amenity deck. Located on the buildings third level, the expansive deck will provide views of one of Bonita Bays three on-property golf courses through the contemporary glass railings that line the decks curved perimeter. A pool with a beach entry, and two sun shelves that will include chaise lounges and built-in benches will serve as the centerpiece of the amenity deck. Poolside day beds, referred to as pool cocoons, will be placed around the pool. Shade palms will be placed about the concrete pavered deck. Generous seating areas will be available at various places on the amenity deck, including sunset viewing areas, and a fire pit terrace with seating. Other attractions include a decorative sculpture surrounded by plank-style concrete and patterned turf. Six private poolside cabanas are available for purchase and will include full bathrooms and a beverage center. Day cabanas will be available on a first come, first served basis. A captivating 4,200 square foot rooftop amenity deck will encourage residents to relax and enjoy. Two hot tubs will be positioned next to the glass railing to allow residents to bask in the tubs soothing waters while enjoying long range water and sunset views. A bar area, kitchen area and large seating areas with firepits, and mens and womens restrooms will offer a gathering place. Bar-b-que grills will be situated adjacent to seating areas. Through a variety of membership opportunities, Omega residents can also take advantage of the amenities available through the Bonita Bay Club. The Clubs amenities include three on-property and two off-property golf courses, as well as a 60,000 square feet Lifestyle Center with a 9,000 square-foot spa and salon, a 20,000 square-foot fitness center, and the Wave Caf. A new Tennis and Aquatic Center includes a Sports Center with a tennis pro shop, as well as tennis locker rooms. The Bonita Bay Marina is just minutes from the Gulf. Wet slips and dry boat storage are available, as well as on-site fueling and light mechanical services. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, Bonita Bays residents-only beach park is just 10 to 15 minutes away. Picnic pavilions, grills, beach chair and umbrella service, showers, and restrooms equipped with infant changing stations are provided. Residents also enjoy Bonita Bays twelve-mile network of biking and hiking paths, three parks, and a kayaking and canoeing lodge. Omega will feature three tower residences per floor. The 01 and 03 tower residences will include 4,645 square feet of air-conditioned living space, outdoor terrace areas totaling 1,005 square feet, and an 80-square foot private air-conditioned storage space on the same floor as the residence. The 01 and 03 tower floor plans feature four bedrooms, a den or fifth bedroom, and four-and-a-half baths. The 02-tower plan offers 4,210 square feet under air, 540 square feet of outdoor terraces, and 75 square feet of private air-conditioned storage space on the same floor as the residence. The 02-tower floor plan includes three bedrooms, a den, and three-and-a-half baths. All three of the tower plans present open-concept living areas with a spacious great room, a double-island kitchen in the 01 and 03 residences with a large walk-in pantry, and a dining area. Every tower residence comes with a private elevator lobby and a private enclosed two-car garage. Tower residents will also enjoy a roof-top amenity deck. Already reserved, the four penthouses will be on levels 26 and 27 and measure 6,470 or 6,480 square feet under air plus 1,685 square feet of outdoor terrace areas with gas grills. Each penthouse comes with its own private elevator lobby, a private air-conditioned storage space on the same level as the residence, a private three-car garage, and a private roof-top amenity deck boasting an additional 1,485 or 1,985 square feet of breathtaking views. Each of the penthouse floor plans includes five bedrooms, a den, and five-and-a-half baths. Open-concept living areas include a great room with a fireplace, a double-island kitchen in the 01 and 03 residences with a spacious walkin pantry, and dining spaces that open to splendid terraces that wrap around the corner of the building. Luxurious standard finishes will be included in the fully completed Omega residences. Flooring in the living areas will be wood, stone, or porcelain tile. The island kitchens will be outfitted with designer selected cabinetry, quartz or granite countertops, a 36-inch SubZero refrigerator and 18-inch freezer, Wolf gas ranges and ovens, a Miele dishwasher, and Dornbracht plumbing fixtures. The bathrooms will also feature designer selected cabinetry and quartz or granite countertops, Dornbracht plumbing fixtures, and Toto toilets. Visit the Omega Sales Center at 26951 Country Club Drive within Bonita Bay from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m. Call 239-301-4940 for a sales appointment. Top: The Ronto Group announced its plans for a comprehensive array of outdoor amenities at Omega, a new 27-floor highrise tower to be built by the award-winning developer within Bonita Bay. Above Left: Generous seating areas will be available at various places on Omegas amenity deck, including sunset viewing areas, and a fire pit terrace. Above Right: Omegas outdoor amenity deck will feature a massive pool with a beach entry, and two sun shelves that will each include six chaise lounges and built-in benches. Poolside day beds, or pool cocoons, will be placed around the pool. ADVERTORIAL
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B12 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYIm loving the award-winning tennis program at Mediterra!I hope everyone has had a great season and that you had an opportunity to attend the Mediterra Model Home Showcase over the past three Sundays. Seven fabulous models by London Bay Homes were on display. If you missed it, be sure to stop by the Sales Center and tour the models with a Sales Executive. I think youll be as impressed as I was. I had a great time attending the final matches of The Club at Mediterras annual Tennis Club Championship. The 2018 tennis season culminated with a celebration that included presentations of awards to Club Champions in 21 divisions that featured 80 participants competing in singles, doubles, and mixeddoubles matches over a two-month period. The celebration also recognized the achievements of Mediterras league teams and acknowledged the efforts of the team captains. The caliber of the play was amazing and very exciting. Last month, I discovered Mediterra has a tennis pro shop and eight Har-Tru tennis courts, including a stadium court and an award-winning coliseum court. The U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) recognized Mediterras tennis program for its outstanding facilities. While I was at the Club Championship, I saw Michael Baldwin, Mediterras Director of Tennis and Pickle Ball. Hes a USTA Certified Tennis Professional and ITPA Certified Pickle Ball Instructor and very passionate about making tennis an awesome experience for Club members. He introduced me to Mediterras tennis program, and helped me get involved with lessons, cardio tennis, group clinics, and round robin tournaments. I had a chance to speak with him about how the residents enjoyed the tennis program during the 2018 season. The 2018 tennis season at Mediterra was outstanding, said Michael. The number of residents who participate in the program continued to grow and the Club Championship was a huge success. During the off-season, well continue our cardio tennis sessions, as well as our clinics. and round robins. Members from reciprocal clubs are welcomed to participate. Many beginners find cardio tennis an ideal way to become adept at the game and make new friendships. These cardio tennis groups become like family. Cardio tennis sessions are held three mornings per week and are open to all skill levels. Participants run and hit tennis balls while listening to upbeat music. Its a workout more than it is about how good of a tennis player you are, and the repetitive ball striking allows beginners to become more comfortable with the game while improving their overall fitness. As they hit more balls, or take a few more private lessons, group lessons, or jump into a few round robins, most folks get onto a league team. Some people just want to take lessons, or just want help finding a game. Game matching is one of the most important things a tennis program needs to do. People want that convenience. Michael and his team do a great job getting people involved in the tennis program, introducing the game to beginners, making everyone feel comfortable, and helping the newbies to meet new friends. They take a proactive approach to getting the residents involved with tennis. Every new Club member gets a call offering them a complimentary evaluation/lesson, said Michael. Well get you out there as our treat. Other Club members will walk by and well introduce you to them. Well assess your skill level, see if you want to get on a team, or if you want to do lessons for a while. After a few lessons, you might be comfortable with jumping into our lower level round robins and lower level clinics. If you want lessons, either as a beginner or as a player needing a tune-up, our teaching professionals have fantastic resumes, and an ability to make the rawest beginner feel welcomed and at ease. That approach starts with our Head Professional, Tim Keegan. He won the National USTA Clay Court Tournament last year. Pickleball was the star of the 2018 season at Mediterra. The program is also overseen by Michael. Three new pickleball courts with a Laykold masters gel surface that reduces the force of impact by 17%, have oversized perimeter areas that allow each court to stand alone without interfering with play on adjacent courts. The Clubs first Pickleball Championship was held this season. Some people felt tennis was too much area to cover and had too much impact on the body, so theyre loving pickle ball, said Baldwin. Weve got about 200 people on our pickle ball interest list and about 100 actively playing. We did our first Pickle Ball Championship this year, and we had 47 unique members in ten divisions sign up. Next year, well have league teams just like we do with tennis. Its getting people out there who werent really doing anything active. But now theyre playing all the time. Were looking at possibly putting in four more courts. We have our pickle ball 101 for people who have never played before, then theres pickle ball 201, and skills and drills. We have round robins practically every day. Some are playing pickle ball and deciding to give tennis a try, so its adding to the tennis program. Im looking forward to playing as much tennis and pickleball as I can before I go up north for the summer. See you all next week! 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. Visit Mediterra online at MediterraNaples.com. Above: Award-winning facilities, a staff that includes certified instructors and teaching professionals, and the nearly 200 Club members who play tennis on a regular basis make tennis one of the highlights of Mediterras amenity-rich lifestyle. Left: Mediterras tennis program provides avenues for players of all skill levels, including beginners, to become engaged with the game and with the social opportunities participation affords. Below: A 24,000 square-foot expansion of Mediterras 25,000 square-foot Mediterranean-style clubhouse will begin this year and expand the covered outdoor terrace and outdoor lounge areas. The initiative is being undertaken without a member assessment. 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. Rejuvenate your life. Without ever leaving home.Whether sun bathing or enjoying an ice cream cone from the Driftwood Caf, this is the perfect place to celebrate each and every day of a quintessential life. Kalea Bay carefree resort lifestyle and sun-drenched days give way to glorious gulf sunsets. Tower 200 from $1.4 million. 1391 0 Old Coast Road, Naples, FL 34110 KaleaBay.com 239-793-0110 REJUVENATE
B14 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYResidences at Mercato offers the ease of carefree living with the privacy of a single-family homeDiscover a carefree lifestyle with the grace of a singlefamily home in Residences at Mercato, The Lutg ert Companies exclusive enclave with easy pedestrian access to the amenities of Mercato. Maintenance-free living in this gated community of 46 coastal contemporary homes includes everything from natural gas, lawn care and pool cleaning to exterior window washing, pressure washing, pest control and painting. Basic cable, internet, water and sewer are also included. Just minutes from Naples awardwinning beaches and countless cultural offerings, the model homes at Residences at Mercato are open daily. Visit the Le Ciel, Enclave and Le Rivage models to experience the ease of indoor-outdoor living, privately positioned within cosmopolitan Mercato. Tour the Le Ciel, the newest home within Residences at Mercato. The 3,037-square-foot, two-story detached residence features three bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths. Le Ciel boasts 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. Explore 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 spa. 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. Situated on 11 acres, Residences at Mercato is a gated neighborhood accentuated by custom open-air living spaces designed to emphasize year-round outdoor leisure. Winding paver roads, lush landscaping and coastal inspired facades showcase urban living at its finest. The luxury amenities of Mercato continue to evolve with exciting new offerings throughout 2018. Saratoga Sundress has recently opened, with Southern Tide and Roccos Tacos scheduled to open soon. The Hampton Social, a Chicagobased restaurant by the Parker Restaurant Group, will also debut later this year in the former McCormick & Schmicks space. The Hampton Social will feature a wide array of seafood including a raw bar, more than 50 ros wines and live music. Last but not least, exercise enthusiasts will delight in the arrival of Cycle Bar, part of the worlds largest network of indoor premium cycling studios. 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, the sought-after community is 70% built out and 65% sold out; only 11 homesites are available for your selection and personalization. Premier Sothebys International Realty 239.594.9400 | ResidencesAtMercato.comADVERTORIAL
Broker participation welcomed. Prices, plans and specications subject to change without notice. ORAL REPRESENTATION 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. PHOTOGRAPHY IN THIS AD MAY BE STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY USED TO DEPICT THE LIFESTYLE TO BE ACHIEVED RATHER ANY THAT MAY EXIST. Six purchase opportunities remaining, three ways to meet your move-in timeframe.LUXURIOUS LAKEFRONT SINGLEFAMILY VILLAS BY DISTINCTIVE COMMUNITIESBerolina residence $1,290,000 plus upgrades Enna residence $1,492,000 plus upgrades Azurea II residence, $1,385,000 Home sites with expanded oor plan choices available MODEL HOMES OPEN DAILYatercourse at alisarCompleted Berolina Residence $1.5 million including upgrades + sports membership WATERFRONT Garden House Information & Sales Center 16980 Livingston Road 239.449.5900 TalisPark.comA KITSON & PARTNERS COMMUNITY
B16 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY London Bays new Watlington model open for viewing minutes from Fifth Avenue London Bays newest custom home The Watlington is now open for viewing at 41 5th Street South in Old Naples. The Watlington not only offers close proximity to award-winning restaurants near downtown Fifth Avenue and Third Street South, but also a captivating interior design by Jennifer Stevens of Romanza Interior Design. Designed around a flowing open concept floor plan with numerous entertaining destinations including a formal dining room and three fire features the Watlington expands London Bays offering of luxury homes and homesites from Park Shore to Port Royal as part of its prestigious Naples Collection. The homes location near downtown and the Gulf of Mexico also provides a wealth of options for window shopping at Marissas Collections while taking in daytime festivals, live entertainment and nationally-acclaimed theatrical productions by the Naples Players or Gulfshore Playhouse. Finishes and furnishings selected by Jennifer Stevens, Romanzas senior design director, include specialty ceiling and wall treatments, wire-brushed ash flooring in main living areas, and wood tones mixed with polished nickel, glass, capiz, graphite, aged silver, metallic pewter, chrome and shimmering crystals. This home has generously sized spaces, which are enhanced by soaring ceilings with backlit beams and the glimmer of metallic and reflective surfaces, the designer said. The great room is spacious and has ample upholstered furniture and case goods providing comfortable seating for entertaining and conversation. There is also a large TV anchored by an oversized, floating media cabinet adjacent to pocketing glass doors to the outdoor living area. The Watlington offers four bedrooms, a study and a second-floor bonus room within 4,182 square feet of living space. Its a great floor plan for entertaining, Stevens said. I envision dinner parties being hosted in the dining room amid the glow of its blue-flame glacier crystal linear fireplace. It has a wonderful table with seating for eight. The adjoining kitchen and a butlers bar make staging that dinner party a breeze. The connection between large indoor rooms and outdoor areas enhances the Watlingtons entertainment quotient. The great room flows out to a covered living area and open-air pool and patio spaces. Christian Andrea of Architectural Land Design created the homes outdoor spaces to maximize the homesite by carving out areas for dining and sitting pool or fireside. Acquatico, London Bays in-house custom pool and outdoor design division, managed the installation. The sunken spa is really dramatic with its stone-clad walls, water features and a sheltering trellis, Stevens said. Theres a dining area and lounge seating at an outdoor fireplace that gives the space an island retreat feel. Indoors, the island ambience carries over into the models master bedroom. Its designed as a retreat with a calm feel and views of the firepit, pool and spa, Stevens said. Guests will also enjoy privacy in the three suites on the second floor, each offering a full bath and one featuring a built-in desk. Two balconies are accessible from the bonus room and a bedroom allowing for breezy cocktails while taking in the sunset. To schedule a tour of the new Watlington model or additional Naples Collection homes, call Toby Cloutier at 239-280-7367 or visit www.LondonBay.com. Above: The Watlington offers four bedrooms, a study and a second-floor bonus room within 4,182 square feet of living space. Left: The great room flows out to a covered living area and open-air pool and patio spaces. Below: London Bay Homes Watlington model located at 41 5th Street South in Old Naples is now open for viewing. Bottom: The Watlington features a captivating interior design by Jennifer Stevens of Romanza Interior Design.ADVERTORIAL
Marketed exclusively byEach office is independently owned and operated THE LUTGERT COMPANIESSothebys 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 subject 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 and 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 otherwise indicated for a specic home. Nothing on our website should be construed as legal, accounting or tax advice. THE NEXT ERAofMERCATO LIVINGThe ease of indoor-outdoor living, the grace of a single-family home. Nestled within cosmopolitan Mercato.46 Unique Residences 239.594.9400 | ResidencesAtMercato.comModels Open Daily ONLY 11 LOTS REMAIN
B18 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYSee Stocks best this weekend: furnished models and move-in ready homes throughout Southwest FloridaStock Development is showing off the best it has to offer this weekend. Homebuyers are invited to tour the homebuilders beautifully furnished models and inventory homes at nearly a dozen communities across Southwest Florida. With 30 models in 11 different communities, we have one of the largest selections of homes available in the area, said Brian Stock, CEO of Stock Development. They are found in three tiers of excellence: Stock Classic Homes, Stock Signature Homes and Stock Custom Homes. With only 20 new homes remaining for sale, 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. 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. These residences are available in Signature Club and Tasori, priced from just the $300s and a furnished model is open. 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. 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. Stock has a few superb opportunities remaining for homebuyers at Esplanade Golf and Country Club of Naples, a beautiful, private community. Only a limited number of homesites remain. Stock has opened the beautiful Regency Manor model. This four-bedroom, four and one-half bath great room style home features a formal dining room, a study, an outdoor living area and a three-car garage. It offers 3,699 square feet under air and a total of 5,544 square feet. Featuring an stunning interior design by Clive Daniel Home, it is sold and being shown on leaseback. Stock is also scheduled to complete a new furnished model this summer. The Margo is a four-bedroom, four and onehalf bath home with 3,578 square feet under air. It is built with an expansive great room design that includes a formal dining room, a study, a large island-style kitchen and an attached three-car garage with a motorcourt. Outside is a covered lanai with an optional outdoor kitchen and fireplace. A sundeck surrounds the pool and spa. It is priced at $1,423,770. Stock Signature Homes has a furnished Cocoplum model open for viewing in the Isles of Collier Preserve, as well as three stunning inventory homes that are availble for immediate occupany. The Cocoplum model, which showcases an interior by Socos Daniel Kilgore, the 3,641 square feet residence includes 1,004 square feet of covered lanai space. A move-in ready Cocoplum inventory home is priced at $1,392,465. At Fiddlers Creek, Stock Signature Homes has opened three beautifully furnished models within the exclusive gated village of Marsh C ove, two of which have already been sold. Stocks homes in Marsh Cove include nine single-family custom estate floor plans, featuring three and four bedrooms plus a study and range from 2,600 to 3,600 square feet of air-conditioned living space. The homes feature three-car garages and multiple outdoor living areas overlooking the lakes and fairways of the Arthur Hills-designed Creek Course. The base price for Stocks homes at Marsh Cove begin at $729,990, plus lot. At TwinEagles. Stock is selling singlefamily homes in the Hedgestone and Lake Estates neighborhood of this stunning North Naples country club community. A Golf Membership is included in the cost of every new home. Priced at $2,508,850 fully-furnished, Stocks Wyndham model offers 4,298 square feet with three bedrooms, a bonus room or fourth bedroom, four-and-a-half baths, a great room, kitchen and breakfast nook, a formal dining room, a 983 square-foot outdoor living area overlooking the lake that includes an outdoor kitchen, fireplace, bar area, dining and conversation areas, and a pool and spa, a two-car garage, and a one-car garage with dedicated golf cart storage. Quail West, one of Stock Developments premier golf and resort-lifestyle communities in North Naples, is a prestigious luxury community in Southwest Florida. The community is experiencing another strong year this year due to the debut of the expanded and renovated clubhouse, the enhancements to the two championship golf courses, and the number of furnished models and inventory homes in the community. The furnished Cristale model is a four-bedroom plus library/four-and-ahalf-bath home with 4,427 square feet under air and 7,190 total square feet, including two, two-car garages with a porte-cochere and motor court. The Cristale is priced at $3,580,105 and features an interior by Diana Hall and Laurie Walter, of Cinnabar Design. Visit a Stock sales center this weekend to find your dream home! To see all that Stock has to offer, please visit the Stock Development website at www.stockdevelopment.com. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (239) 592-7344. Stock Development is on Facebook at www.facebook. com/FLStockDevelopment. Above: Regency Manor at Esplanade Golf & Country Club of Naples. T op Right: The Marigold at Isles of Collier Preser ve. Bottom Right: Tasori coach homes at Lely Resort. Below: The Normandy II at Quail West. Bottom: The Belfield at Fiddlers Creek.ADVERTORIAL
RoyalShellRealEstate.com | RoyalShellRentals.com239.213.9100 26331 WOODLYN DR., BONITA Visit 26331WoodlynDrive.com for Details 7 BR Suites, Iconic Great Room & Billiards $7,500,000 MLS 218015029 Gary & Jeff Jaarda 239.293.1507 BONITA BAY BAY WOODS 9865 MONTIANO CT., NAPLES Quick Delivery Burano Home 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, 3 Car Garage $2,099,000 MLS 218021048 Sales Team at Peninsula 239.777.7209 PENINSULA AT TREVISO BAY 9873 MONTIANO CT., NAPLES Quick Delivery Abaco Model 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, 3 Car Garage $1,899,000 MLS 218021041 Sales Team at Peninsula 239.777.7209 PENINSULA AT TREVISO BAY26407 BRICK LN., BONITA Visit 26407BrickLane.com for Details Unmatched Lake & Golf Course Views $1,895,000 MLS 218025067 Gary & Jeff Jaarda 239.293.1507 BONITA BAY COCONUT ISLE4931 BONITA BAY BLVD. #501, BONITA The Jewel of the Towers Over 4,000 S.F. Under Air $1,795,000 MLS 216067104 Sue Ellen Mathers 239.877.2726 BONITA BAY AZURE4916 CRAYTON RD., NAPLES Totally Remodeled 3 BR, 2 BA, Pool Home Large Lanai w/Outdoor Kitchen $1,725,000 MLS 217064146 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 NEW PRICE PARK SHORE14906 BELLEZZA LN., NAPLES Luxury Residence w/Tranquil Lake View Infinity Edge Pool & Spillover Spa $1,497,500 MLS 216069611 Dru & Greg Martinovich 239.325.3505 MEDITERRA BELLEZZA16687 PISTOIA WAY, NAPLES 3 BR, 3 Full BA, 2 Half BA + Den, 3,557 S.F. Custom Built Home w/Every Luxury Detail $1,495,000 MLS 218007754 Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 NEW PRICE TALIS PARK PISTOIA CASA
RoyalShellRealEstate.co m 239.21 3 Florida Locations: Bonita Springs/Ester o Naples/Marco Island, O North Carolina Locations: Ca s and Sapphire Vall e 26448 BRICK LN., BONITA Visit 26448BrickLane.com for Details 3 Bedrooms + Den, Pool/Spa $1,199,000 MLS 218019976 Gary & Jeff Jaarda 239.293.1507 NEW PRICE BONITA BAY COCONUT ISLE4811 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 BAYVIEW445 DOCKSIDE DR. #204, NAPLES Gorgeous Waterfront Views Beautifully Renovated by BCB Homes $1,093,250 MLS 217074759 Dru & Greg Martinovich 239.325.3505 PELICAN ISLE $999,000 MLS 217027476 Gary & Jeff Jaarda 239.293.1507 $949,000 MLS 218028065 Linda Ramsey 239.405.3054 $899,900 MLS 217029133 Gary Ryan 239.273.6796 3953 WOODLAKE DR., BONITA Enjoy Peaceful Sunsets from SW Facing Lanai Remodeled Kitchen, New Roof in 2011, 3,811 S.F. $885,000 MLS 218026675 Linda Ramsey 239.405.3054 BONITA BAY9415 GULF SHORE DR. #301, NAPLES Spectacular Gulf Views, Beachfront Condo 2 BR, 2 BA, Beautifully Furnished $869,999 MLS 217063949 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 VANDERBILTBEACH9084 WINDSWEPT DR., ESTERO Hawthorne, Bardmoor Model, 3 BR, 3 BA + Den Golf & Lake View, Large Great Room, 2 Car GA $734,000 MLS 218027638 Greg Lewis, The Lewis Team 239.287.1158 SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS $580,000 MLS 218023876 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 $539,000 MLS 217069250 Sandy Kass, The Fagan Team 239.292.4044 $539,000 MLS 218013981 Darlene Rice 239.325.3537 14475 JEKYLL ISLAND CT., NAPLES 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms + Bonus Room Close to Schools & Amenities $539,000 MLS 218012064 Deb Adams-Bateman 239.273.4824 INDIGO LAKES9225 MUSEO CIR. #201, NAPLES Pristine Lake View 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms + Den $539,000 MLS 217079143 Dru & Greg Martinovich 239.325.3505 FIDDLER'S CREEK VARENNA2843 TIBURON BLVD. E. #7-101, NAPLES Spacious 3 BR, 2 BA Condo w/2 Car Garage Over 2,100 S.F. of Living in Ritz Carlton Resort $537,000 MLS 217050017 The Bordner Team 239.989.8829 TIBURON CASTILLO $529,000 MLS 218003021 Vito Bauer 239.777.7080 $508,000 MLS 218024461 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 $499,900 MLS 218023197 Patti Fortune 239.272.8494 6773 DEL MAR TER., NAPLES Lake View, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms Cul-De-Sac Location w/Open Concept $535,000 MLS 218015141 Sylvie Hall, Westerfield Group 239.300.3828 MARBELLA LAKES $535,000 MLS 218027697 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 28354 MORAY DR., BONITA Immaculate 4 BR, 3 BA + Den, 2 Car Garage SW Lake View, Private Lanai & Pool $469,900 MLS 217056950 Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 NEW PRICE VILLAGE WALK5025 BLAUVELT WAY #201, NAPLES 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths + Den, 2 Car Garage Tons of Entertaining Space, 3,022 S.F. $469,000 MLS 217077373 Charles Goff & Patti Fortune 239.269.4633 RESERVE II BANYAN WOODS4425 DOVER CT. #603, NAPLES Sunsets & Stunning Lake Views 3 BR, 3 BA + Den Coach Home $459,900 MLS 217048840 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 KENSINGTON $399,900 MLS 218002362 Trisha Kent & Patti Fortune 239.272.8494 $399,000 MLS 218017776 Mike Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.340.5455 $389,000 MLS 218029931 Jamie Lienhardt 239.565.4268 86 7TH ST., BONITA 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Vaulted Ceilings Upgraded Kitchen, Granite Countertops $439,000 MLS 218029417 Danni Jones, The Martinovich Group 239.325.3507 NEW LISTING BONITA SHORES $430,000 MLS 218018885 Vahle Team 239.450.7805 1188 POMPEI LN., NAPLES 2 BR, 2 BA Home w/Large Backyard Great Investment Opportunity $385,000 MLS 217061277 Vito Bauer 239.777.7080 SORRENTO GARDENS4536 SANTIAGO LN., BONITA Beautiful 3 BR, 2 BA, No HOA Fees Hurricane Windows, New Hot Water Tank $369,000 MLS 218029755 Jim Westerfield, Westerfield Group 239.287.6617 NEW LISTING EL DORADO ACRES21572 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 PALMERAS $335,000 MLS 218005211 Jim Westerfield, Westerfield Group 239.287.6617 $317,000 MLS 217066664 Steve Suddeth 239.784.0693 $289,900 MLS 218023642 Carol Jones 239.250.4310 9231 PALMETTO RIDGE DR. #101, ESTERO 2 BR, 2 BA + Den, Offered Turnkey 2-Car Garage w/Built-In Cabinets $349,000 MLS 218023408 Sue Ellen Mathers 239.877.2726 PALMETTO RIDGE $349,000 MLS 218018629 Dodona & Ornela, The Roboci Team 239.776.8123 24411 GOLDEN EAGLE LN., BONITA Feels Like You are in the Country Extremely Well Kept $279,900 MLS 218030397 Jim Nott, Koffman & Assoc. 239.284.3008 NEW LISTING SAN CARLOS ESTATES820 KETCH DR. #2, NAPLES Newly Remodeled 2 BR, 2 BA Condo Tile Throughout, SS, Laundry in Unit $279,900 MLS 218018627 Taylor Ekovich 239.370.7715 MOORINGS27012 ADRIANA CIR. #202, BONITA 2nd Floor Condo, 4 BR, 2 BA 1,841 S.F., 1 Car Attached Garage $274,900 MLS 218000825 Sue Ellen Mathers 239.877.2726 NEW PRICE SERRANO $255,000 MLS 218018789 Vahle Team 239.450.7805 $242,500 MLS 217067983 Carol Jones 239.250.4310 $229,900 MLS 218029900 Robin Bennett & Denny Koesters 239.734.0373 1720 TARPON BAY DR. S. #202, NAPLES 2 BR, 2 BA + Den, 1 Car Garage, 1,669 S.F. Granite, Crown Molding, SS, Gas Available $274,500 MLS 218024360 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 TARPON BAY NEPTUNE BAY $269,000 MLS 218021758 Taylor Ekovich 239.370.7715 27870 HACIENDA EAST BLVD. #202C, BONITA 2 BR, 2.5 BA Townhouse, Great Location 2 Pools, Tennis, Bocce, Gated Community $225,000 MLS 218014683 Vahle Team 239.450.7805 HACIENDA VILLAGE9621 SPANISH MOSS WAY #3812, BONITA Ground Floor, 2 BR, 2 BA + Den Spacious Split Bedroom Design $199,900 MLS 217070123 Bradford Bateman 239.273.8842 SPANISH WELLS MARBELLA12070 MATERA LN. #201, BONITA 2 BR + Den, 2nd Floor Condo Golf Course, Lake & Wildlife Views $182,900 MLS 218028964 Doug Haughey 239.961.1561 NEW LISTING VASARI MATERA $165,000 MLS 218008784 Sylvie Hall, Westerfield Group 239.300.3828 $159,900 MLS 218011058 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 $154,995 MLS 218002531 Taylor Ekovich 239.370.7715 10010 MADDOX LN. #315, BONITA Bright & Spacious 3 BR, 2 BA Condo 3rd Floor Unit w/Water Views $180,000 MLS 218000619 Sean Smuk 239.220.4040 LAKESIDE HIDEAWAY $174,500 MLS 217067046 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078
m | RoyalShellRentals.com 3 .9100 o Cape Coral, Captiva Island, Fort Myers, cala and Sanibel Island s hiers/Lake Glenville, Highlands e y/Lake Toxaway $1,199,000 MLS 218019976 Gary & Jeff Jaarda 239.293.1507 $1,100,000 MLS 217041042 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 $1,093,250 MLS 217074759 Dru & Greg Martinovich 239.325.3505 3061 LAUREL RIDGE CT., BONITA Visit 3061LaurelRidge.com for Details 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms + Den $999,000 MLS 217027476 Gary & Jeff Jaarda 239.293.1507 BONITA BAY LAUREL RIDGE4329 SANCTUARY WAY, BONITA Lovely Courtyard Home w/Lanai Granite & Custom Cabinets in MBR & Kitchen $949,000 MLS 218028065 Linda Ramsey 239.405.3054 NEW LISTING BONITA BAY22901 SHADY KNOLL DR., ESTERO Private Lot w/Great Lake Views 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms + Den $899,900 MLS 217029133 Gary Ryan 239.273.6796 SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS $885,000 MLS 218026675 Linda Ramsey 239.405.3054 $869,999 MLS 217063949 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 $734,000 MLS 218027638 Greg Lewis, The Lewis Team 239.287.1158 28430 SOMBRERO DR., BONITA Beautiful Lake, Golf Course & Sunset Views 3 BR, 2.5 BA + Den, Pool, Outdoor Kitchen $580,000 MLS 218023876 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 SPANISH WELLS4081 BAYHEAD DR. #204, BONITA 3 BR, 2.5 BA, 2 Car Garage, 2nd Floor Southwest Corner, Turnkey Furnished $539,000 MLS 217069250 Sandy Kass, The Fagan Team 239.292.4044 BONITA BAY LAKESIDE9230 CEDAR CREEK DR., BONITA Direct Gulf Access Dock, Pool/Spa 4 BR, 3 BA, 3 Car Garage, Large Yard $539,000 MLS 218013981 Darlene Rice 239.325.3537 CEDAR CREEK $539,000 MLS 218012064 Deb Adams-Bateman 239.273.4824 $539,000 MLS 217079143 Dru & Greg Martinovich 239.325.3505 $537,000 MLS 217050017 The Bordner Team 239.989.8829 7209 ACORN WAY, NAPLES 3 BR, 2.5 BA + Den, 3 Car Garage Upgraded Kitchen/Breakfast Bar $529,000 MLS 218003021 Vito Bauer 239.777.7080 BLACK BEAR RIDGE9844 TREASURE CAY LN., BONITA Outstanding 3 BR, 2.5 BA + Pool/Spa Beautiful Lake & Golf Course Views $508,000 MLS 218024461 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 SPANISH WELLS517 92ND AVE. N., NAPLES Walking Distance to the Beach Short Bike Ride to Shops & Restaurants $499,900 MLS 218023197 Patti Fortune 239.272.8494 NAPLES PARK $535,000 MLS 218015141 Sylvie Hall, Westerfield Group 239.300.3828 5575 LAGO VILLAGGIO WAY, NAPLES Lakefront 4 BR Home w/Pool & Spa Outstanding Views $535,000 MLS 218027697 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 GLEN EAGLE $469,900 MLS 217056950 Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 $469,000 MLS 217077373 Charles Goff & Patti Fortune 239.269.4633 $459,900 MLS 217048840 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 15209 BUTLER LAKE DR. #101, NAPLES Large 1st Floor End Unit 2 Car Garage $399,900 MLS 218002362 Trisha Kent & Patti Fortune 239.272.8494 LIVINGSTON LAKES6120 MONTELENA CIR. #2201, NAPLES Golf Views, 3 BR, 3 BA + Den Cherry Cabinetry, Granite, 18" Diagonal Tile $399,000 MLS 218017776 Mike Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.340.5455 VINEYARDS MONTELENA20283 TORRE DEL LAGO ST., ESTERO Former Model, Canterbury Floor Plan Move-In Ready, 3 BR, 2.5 BA, 2 Car Garage $389,000 MLS 218029931 Jamie Lienhardt 239.565.4268 NEW LISTING BELLA TERRA $439,000 MLS 218029417 Danni Jones, The Martinovich Group 239.325.3507 28371 NAUTICA LN., BONITA Popular 3 BR, 2 BA + Den, Oakmont Floor Plan Pool, Lake View $430,000 MLS 218018885 Vahle Team 239.450.7805 NEW PRICE VILLAGES OF BONITA $385,000 MLS 217061277 Vito Bauer 239.777.7080 $369,000 MLS 218029755 Jim Westerfield, Westerfield Group 239.287.6617 $350,000 MLS 217064080 Greg Lewis, The Lewis Team 239.287.1158 3620 LANSING LP. #202, ESTERO Expansive Lanai w/Long Lake View Oak Staircase w/Wrought Iron Railing $335,000 MLS 218005211 Jim Westerfield, Westerfield Group 239.287.6617 MEADOWS OF ESTERO1001 10TH AVE. S., NAPLES One of the Few Live Aboard Slips in Naples! 70' x 18.5' Slip 15 Mins./2 Miles to the Gulf $317,000 MLS 217066664 Steve Suddeth 239.784.0693 OLDE NAPLES SEAPORT, SLIP #1720691 WILDCAT RUN DR. #201, ESTERO 2nd Floor, Former Model 3 BR, 2 BA + Den, 2 Car Garage $289,900 MLS 218023642 Carol Jones 239.250.4310 WILDCAT RUN CYPRESS COVE $349,000 MLS 218023408 Sue Ellen Mathers 239.877.2726 1060 ALHAMBRA CIR., NAPLES Minutes to Shopping & Restaurants Short Bike Ride to the Beach $349,000 MLS 218018629 Dodona & Ornela, The Roboci Team 239.776.8123 TWIN LAKES $279,900 MLS 218030397 Jim Nott, Koffman & Assoc. 239.284.3008 $279,900 MLS 218018627 Taylor Ekovich 239.370.7715 $274,900 MLS 218000825 Sue Ellen Mathers 239.877.2726 27911 HACIENDA EAST BLVD. #217D, BONITA Rare in Hacienda, 2 Bedrooms + Den New Carpet, Tile & Paint, Offered Furnished $255,000 MLS 218018789 Vahle Team 239.450.7805 HACIENDA VILLAGE20130 GOLDEN PANTHER DR. #3, ESTERO Furnished Townhouse, 3 BR, 3 BA Lake, Preserve, Golf Course View $242,500 MLS 217067983 Carol Jones 239.250.4310 NEW PRICE WILDCAT RUN1240 SARAH JEAN CIR. #M-106, NAPLES Sought After 1st Floor End Unit, 3 BR, 2 BA Beautiful Lake Views from Lanai $229,900 MLS 218029900 Robin Bennett & Denny Koesters 239.734.0373 NEW LISTING IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES $274,500 MLS 218024360 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 1407 MONARCH CIR. #B-2.1, NAPLES Large Split Bedroom Villa 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, 2 Car Garage $269,000 MLS 218021758 Taylor Ekovich 239.370.7715 BERKSHIRE VILLAGE $225,000 MLS 218014683 Vahle Team 239.450.7805 $199,900 MLS 217070123 Bradford Bateman 239.273.8842 $182,900 MLS 218028964 Doug Haughey 239.961.1561 5651 RATTLESNAKE HAMMOCK RD. #C-105, NAPLES Beautifully Updated w/Golf Course View Freshly Painted w/New Water Heater $165,000 MLS 218008784 Sylvie Hall, Westerfield Group 239.300.3828 GOLF VIEW MANOR197 HARRISON RD. # 1, NAPLES 1st Floor 2 BR, 2 BA Condo, Turnkey Furnished Golf & All Amenities Included $159,900 MLS 218011058 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 GLADES COUNTRY CLUB23710 WALDEN CENTER DR. #310, ESTERO Phenomenal Investment Opportunity 3 BR, 2 BA + Study, 1 Car Garage $154,995 MLS 218002531 Taylor Ekovich 239.370.7715 TIDES AT PELICAN LANDING $180,000 MLS 218000619 Sean Smuk 239.220.4040 27079 MATHESON AVE. #107, BONITA 1stFloorCondo,ScreenedLanai FurnishingsNegotiable $174,500 MLS 217067046 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 GARDENS AT BONITA
1201 GALLEON DR., NAPLES http://royalshell.me/galleondrive Extraordinary 5 BR, 6 BA Estate, Over 9,700 S.F. $13,875,000 MLS 217020067 Call for Details! 239.213.9100 OPEN 5/4 5/6 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 5/6 1:00PM 4:00PM OLDE NAPLES5889 SUNNYSLOPE DR., NAPLES 4 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, 4 Car Garage Saltwater Pool, Game & Wine Rooms $3,300,000 MLS 217054229 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 OPEN 5/6 1:00PM 4:00PM QUAIL WEST4213 BRYNWOOD DR., NAPLES 5 Bedrooms, 6.2 Bathrooms + Den Furnished, Transitional Style Courtyard $3,090,000 MLS 218016888 Pam Olsen 239.464.6873 OPEN 5/6 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 Tavira804.com for Details 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths + Den, 2 Car Garage $2,495,000 MLS 218002029 Gary & Jeff Jaarda 239.293.1507 OPEN 5/6 1:00PM 4:00PM BONITA BAY TAVIRA380 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 5/5 & 5/6 1:00PM 4:00PM OLD NAPLES MODENA8023 SAN SIMEON WAY, NAPLES Completely Updated Home One of the Best Family Neighborhoods $899,000 MLS 217050184 Liz Biswurm 239.370.0312 OPEN 5/6 1:00PM 4:00PM MONTEREY23307 FOXBERRY LN., ESTERO 3 BR, 2.5 BA + Den, Pool Home Lake & Golf Views $699,000 MLS 218028636 Gary Ryan 239.273.6796 OPEN 5/6 1:00PM 4:00PM SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS12945 KINGSMILL WAY, FORT MYERS 4 Bedrooms + Den Heated Saltwater Pool & Spa $695,500 MLS 218004493 Anabelle Miller 239.565.0146 OPEN 5/5 1PM 4PM & 5/6 1:30PM 3:30PM THE PLANTATION SOMERSET28451 LAS PALMAS CIR., BONITA Panoramic Views of Lake & Golf Course 3 BR, 4 BA + Den, 2 Car Garage $610,000 MLS 218020226 Fred Cuthbertson, The Boeglin Team 239.776.9083 OPEN 5/6 1:00PM 4:00PM SPANISH WELLS17055 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 5/6 1:00PM 4:00PM MEDITERRA GOLF COMMUNITY9844 TREASURE CAY LN., BONITA Outstanding 3 BR, 2.5 BA + Pool/Spa Beautiful Lake & Golf Course Views $508,000 MLS 218024461 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 OPEN 5/6 1:00PM 4:00PM SPANISH WELLS28180 ROBOLINI CT., BONITA Outstanding Lake, Golf Course & Preserve Views Furnished 4 BR, 2 BA w/Pool & Spa $464,900 MLS 218000302 Jim Griffith, The Boeglin Team 239.322.2409 OPEN 5/6 1:00PM 4:00PM SPANISH WELLS MARBELLA27025 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 OPEN 5/6 1:00PM 4:00PM BONITA BAY BAY HARBOR2500 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 5/6 1:00PM 4:00PM MOORINGS28729 MEGAN DR., BONITA 2 BR, 2 BA + Den, 2,248 S.F., 2 Car Garage Pool, Golf Course Views, Gated Community $374,900 MLS 217078975 Meli Chelon-Gumma 239.273.3974 OPEN 5/6 1:00PM 4:00PM SPANISH WELLS800 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 5/6 1:00PM 4:00PM COUNTRY CLUB CONDOS9340 SPANISH MOSS WAY, BONITA Beautiful Lake, Golf Course & Preserve View 2 BR, 2 BA + Den, Open Floor Plan $345,000 MLS 218017880 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 NEW PRICE OPEN 5/6 1:00PM 4:00PM SPANISH WELLS MARBELLA20290 CALICE CT. #1003, ESTERO 3 Bedrooms + Den, Elevator Stunning Lake & Golf Course Views $340,000 MLS 218014256 Anabelle Miller 239.565.0146 OPEN 5/6 1:00PM 4:00PM GRANDEZZA GOLF & CC2515 TALON CT. #4-402, NAPLES Pristine! Well Located $339,000 MLS 218007287 Steve Suddeth & Jenn Nicolai 239.784.0693 OPEN 5/6 1:00PM 4:00PM COLONY AT HAWKSRIDGE1059 MARBLEHEAD DR. #0-3, NAPLES Golf Membership Included Four Miles to Downtown & the Beach $275,000 MLS 218005692 Mark Semeraro 239.370.2455 OPEN 5/5 1:00PM 4:00PM GLEN EAGLE GOLF & CC21179 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 5/5 1:00PM 4:00PM COUNTRY CREEK6820 STERLING GREENS PL. #2104, NAPLES 1st Floor, Furnished, 2 BR, 2 BA Serene Panoramic Views $219,000 MLS 218027340 Mark Semeraro 239.370.2455 OPEN 5/6 1:00PM 4:00PM GLEN EAGLE
B24 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYArborwood Preserve in Gateway; A resort lifestyle communityArborwood Preserve is a gated master planned community offering a resort lifestyle for todays active homebuyer. Encompas sing 33 2 acres, Arborwood Preserves array of intimate neighborhoods are nestled among 73 acres of lakes and more than 20 acres of preserves. Arborwood Preserves convenient Fort Myers location north of Daniels Parkway and just 1.3 miles east of Treeline Avenue gives residents easy access to Southwest Florida International Airport and dining and shopping at Gulf Coast Town Center, sporting events at JetBlue Park at Fenway South and Germain Arena, and cultural activities and concerts at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. This vibrant community offers a fabulous collection of homes, including single and multi-family options surrounded by lakes and preserves. There are 21 home designs to choose from that include Executive, Manor, Coach, and Patio homes, starting from the low $200s. All are elegantly suited homebuyers seeking an active lifestyle in a more relaxed, casual community. Arborwood Preserve has just completed their 23,252-square-foot town center that serves as the hub for social activities and community events. Outside, a sparkling resort-style pool offers dedicated lap lanes, plus a spacious deck and lounge area for sun soaked relaxation. It is also complete with beach entry, large waterfall and grotto, and a fire pit with seating for fun-filled evenings. Neighbors can convene for casual lunch and dinner at the outdoor covered dining and bar area at their own restaurant, Sunsets Poolside Dining. The menu offers everything from lighter options, to bar fare, and full entrees. One of the favorites is the short rib pasta, with slow cooked beef short rib, mushrooms, asparagus tips, cherry tomatoes, pappardelle pasta, and peppercorn cream sauce. Four Har-Tru tennis courts, four pickle ball courts, and two bocce ball courts provide additional recreation opportunities. Nearby, a fitness studio awaits with state-of the-art cardio and weight-training equipment, plus a separate yoga and aerobics studio, and a spa treatment room. With approximately 15,252 air-conditioned square feet connected by breezy courtyards, the massive town center also includes a card room, a craft room, a caf, a board room for neighborhood meetings and a clubhouse theater to host both film aficionados and sports fans with 30 theatre stadium seats. Plus, there is a 2,428-square-foot banquet hall that can accommodate special events of all kinds. Offering 1,667 to 3,357 air-conditioned square feet, Executive Homes range between all types of floorplans for any type of family. They range from 3 bedrooms to 5 bedrooms, come in one or two stories, and offer many choices between dens, bonus rooms, lofts, open floor plans, or separated rooms. Executive homes start from the high $200s. Manor Homes range from 2,244 airconditioned square feet to 3,867, and are available from 3 to 6 bedrooms. The various designs accommodate all types of lifestyles from great rooms, to split floor plans, single or two-story, and many bonus rooms, lofts, and dens. There are two unique models that are offered as a home within a home. This design has a main home with everything youd expect, and also includes a nextgen connected separate suite with its own bedroom, bath, car, living room, and garage. It is a perfect home for those who have family needs, or an easy guesthouse to offer with all the bells and whistles. The Coach homes are offered in both buildings of six or four, and range in size from 1,375 to 2,141 square feet of air conditioned living space. The buildings of six start at the low $200s and have one car garages, and the buildings of four start at the mid $200s and come with two-car garages. All homes come with Lennars Everythings Included packages, full of upgrades everywhere you can imagine. Modern coastal elegance is a central theme throughout the palettes and designs for a true Southwest Florida lifestyle. One of the newest features for these homes and all others from Lennar, is the inclusion of the worlds first and only Wi-Fi Certified homes into their Everythings Included package. Lennar has partnered with Amazon to incorporate their Echo digital voice assistant into all of their homes. This will enable homeowners to do things like control door locks, blinds, lights and more all from the sound of their voice. The whole homes will be connected with the most desirable technology brand devices, and the entire home is designed to have full Wi-Fi with no dead zones anywhere in the home. Lennar is the first National Builder to offer this exciting technology in their homes setting the bar even higher for what customers have come to love about Lennars Everything is Included homes. Lennars homes are built with energy efficient construction and included features to enhance the quality of your home, decrease your monthly utility bills, and reduce your carbon footprint. From the exterior to the interior of their homes, Lennar includes modern designs and finishes, plus upscale appliances and fixtures, without compromise or additional cost. Plus, Lennar supports your home purchase with a range of subsidiary services through affiliated mortage and title companies, and extends special programs and online services that carry over into the homeownership experience. Homebuyers can visit the sales center to learn more about Arborwood Preserve. The sales center is located at 11730 Arborwood Preserve Blvd. Fort Myers, Florida 33913. ABOVE: The Sorento model. LEFT: The Summerville Kitchen. ABOVE: The fitness center. RIGHT: An aerial of the clubhouse. RIGHT BELOW: The restaurant. ADVERTORIAL
NAPLESTHE WATLINGTON $4 ,825,000 41 5th Street South 4 Beds, 5 Full 1 Half Baths EXPERIENCE OUR PORTFOLIO OF EXQUISITE HOMES FROM PARK SHORE TO PORT ROYAL THE CHELSTON $3,995 ,000 631 Broad Court N 3 Beds, 3 Full 1 Half Baths OLD NAPLES 4395 GORDON DRIVE $13,475,000 4395 Gordon Drive 4 Bedrooms, 4 Full 2 Half Baths PORT ROYAL 4375 GORDON DRIVE $15 ,575,000 4375 Gordon Drive 5 Beds, 5 Full 2 Half Baths PORT ROYAL TOUR MODEL SAT & SUN12 4 p.m. BY APPT. ONLY BY APPT. ONLY TOURSAT & SUN12 4 p.m.. CBC057242 London Bay Homes. Pricing, features, specifications, products and availability are subject to change without notice. See a sales associate for complete and current information. Luxury Custom Homes from $1 Million to One of a Kind Schedule Your Private Tour with Toby Cloutier 239.280.7367 PrivateLabelLiving.com Naples most desir able neighborhoods are home to London Bays newest, most breathtaking properties. Tour our award-winning, single-family model homes and discover a range of residences to suit your specic tastes and preferences. PRIVATE LABEL LIVING NAPLES COLLECTIONAt London Bay Homes, we are proud to introduce our latest array of stunningly designed masterpieces:
B26 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYExpanded floor plans, prime home sites presented in Watercourse at Talis ParkWhen Watercourse residents Betty Sue and Todd LePage first visited Talis Park, they were impressed by its attractiveness and pleasant, youthful atmosphere. Seeking proximity to the Vyne House clubhouse with views of the water, they chose a residence in Watercourse, an enclave of single-family detached villas built by Artisan Associates, the exclusive builder of homes by Distinctive Communities. The floor plan is well thought-out, and it perfectly suits our needs, said the LePages. We love having a pool, a beautifully landscaped outdoor area, and a roomy lanai. We heartily recommend Talis Park, Watercourse, and Artisan Associates to anyone considering purchasing a home in Naples. Watercourses 29 Spanish Eclectic lakefront residences range from 2,530 to 3,638 square feet in threeand fourbedroom great room plans with studies, island kitchens, and landscaped outdoor living areas with heated pools or spas. Standard features include architecturally detailed ceilings in the living areas, Viking kitchen appliances, and porcelain tile flooring. Options include natural gas outdoor grills and fire pits. A $30,000 Talis Park Sports Membership is included with every Watercourse purchase. Distinctive Communities now offers a one-story, four-bedroom Azurea II floor plan on homesite six in the neighborhood. Offered at $1.385 million, the 2,948-square-foot home will be the only one-story, four-bedroom Watercourse residence to feature a private driveway. The Berolina furnished model is available for viewing daily. The residence has 2,979 square feet of living area with three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths and more than $100,000 in upgrades, and is offered at $1.5 million furnished. Watercourse residents enjoy immediate access to Talis Parks award-winning Vyne House clubhouse with formal and casual dining, two fitness centers, spa, wine room, board room, golf pro shop, resortstyle pool and deck, and rotunda with a double-sided fireplace overlooking the 18th green. The nearby Sports Complex features six lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, bocce courts, lap pool, and playground. Talis Parks, come-as-you-are atmosphere encourages residents to live exciting lives among privacy and conciergestyle service. Members enjoy complimentary daily beach access via the Beach Runner, the communitys exclusive Mercedes-Benz beach shuttle service, in addition to numerous adult-, familyand pet-friendly social events ranging from daily fitness classes, sports clinics, and costume parties to ballroom dancing and cooking classes, bocce nights, and outdoor movies and concerts. Prospective homebuyers may experience Talis Park by participating in the Gold Pass program. Gold Pass holders enjoy member status and amenities access for two consecutive days, including one round of golf. For details, call 239-292-0846. Community and model home tours are available seven days a week at Talis Parks Garden House Information & Sales Center, 16980 Livingston Rd. (just north of Immokalee Rd.). For details, call 239-449-5900 or visit talispark.com. Top: Watercourse at Talis Park. Above: Watercourses lakefront, single-family villas are ideal year-round or seasonal residences. Left: Distinctive Communities furnished Berolina model in Watercourse at Talis Park. ADVERTORIAL
ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS MAKE REFERENCE TO THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN AND THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. Community features, amenities and pricing are approximate and subject to change without notice. The information and materials d isplayed on materials provided to you are solely intended to provide general information about proposed plans of WSR-Bonita Bay LLC. These proposed plans are conceptual in nature and are subject to change or cancellation (in whole or in part) at any time without notice. Land uses, public and private facilities, improvements, and plans desc ribed or depicted on any materials are conceptual only, subje ct to government approvals and market factors, and subject to change without notice. Nothing in these materials obligates WSR-Bonita Bay, LLC, or any other en tity to build any facilities or improvements, and there is no guarantee that any illustrated or described proposed future de velopment will be implemented. Neither the information and materi als provided to you, nor any communication made or given in connection with and of the foregoing may be deemed to constitute any representation or warranty or may otherwise be relied upon by any person or entity fo r any reason whatsoever. Equal Housing Opportunity. Perfecting Development MODEL TOURS BY APPOINTMENT Move in 2018Sales Center Open Daily 26951 Country Club Drive Bonita Springs239.301.4940 SeaglassAtBonitaBay.com L U X U RY COAS T A L CON TE M P O R A RY T O WER RE S IDEN C E S F ROM JUST OVER $ 1.2 M Experience the allure of Seaglass, where every tower feature is carefully selected for total relaxation. Lay by the resort-style pool. Marvel at the enchanting Gulf views. Immerse yourself in the contemporary open oor plans nished with enticing architectural designs. Or let your cares wash away in the spa with its massage and steam rooms. Splendor continues outside the tower in the world-class community of Bonita Bay. Indulge at one of the premier restaurants, toast to friends on the scenic patio overlooking the golf courses, or quietly escape to the private beach on Little Hickory Island. Seaglass is effortless coastal living. The Forever Weekend The simplicity of luxury
B28 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYAll four Phase I models now reserved at Eleven Eleven CentralThe Ronto Group announced all four Phase I furnished models available for purchase with a leaseback at Eleven Eleven Central have been reserved. The models will showcase Rontos Phase I Avalon, Belair, Collins, and Duval floor plans. Eleven Eleven Central is a new walkable/bikeable community to be built by Ronto on Central Avenue between 10th Street and Goodlette-Frank Road in downtown Naples. Phase I features five light-filled two-bedroom, two-bedroom plus den, and three-bedroom open-concept floor plans ranging from 1,407 to 2,297 square feet of total living space, including covered outdoor balconies. Pre-construction pricing starts in the mid-$500s. Introductory pricing has ended. Base-priced at $565,000, the Atlantic plan features a total of 1,407 square feet of living space, including 1,265 square feet under air. The two-bedroom, two full-bath residence includes a spacious island kitchen, dining area, and a great room that opens to a covered balcony measuring 142 square feet. Two walk-in closets are featured in the owners suite. The two-bedroom, two full-bath Avalon plan provides a total of 1,736 square feet of living space with 1,476 square feet under air. An L-shaped 260 square foot balcony offers conversation and dining areas. The great room and owners bedroom open to the balcony. Two walk-in closets are included in the owners suite. The plan also includes an island kitchen and dining area. The Avalon plan is base-priced at $650,000. With a total of 1,741 square feet of living space and 1,561 square feet under air, the Belair plan features a large great room that opens to a covered balcony, a comfortable dining area, and an island kitchen. Base-priced at $690,000 the plan also includes two bedrooms, two full-baths, and a den. Walk-in closets are featured in the owners suite. Two courtyard level Belair residences remain available and are priced at $835,000. The two-bedroom plus den, two-anda-half bath Collins floor plan includes a total of 1,947 total square feet of living space with 1,757 square feet under air. The spacious living area opens to a covered balcony and includes a great room, dining area, and island kitchen. The owners suite features two walk-in closets, a bath with his and hers vanities, and a bedroom with a sitting area. The Collins plan is basepriced at $785,000. Two courtyard level Collins residences are priced at $930,000. Base-priced at $1,020,000, the threebedroom, three-and-a-half bath Duval plan features a total of 2,297 square feet of living space with 2,045 square feet under air. Each of the guest bedrooms include private baths and one of the guest bedrooms opens to the covered balcony. A gallery hallway and walk-in closets are included in the owners suite. The living area features a great room, dining area, and an island kitchen wrapped by perimeter cabinetry and counter surfaces. The great room and dining area open to the covered balcony. Two end unit, courtyard level Duval residences remain and are priced at $1,020,000. Each Eleven Eleven Central floor plan includes an outdoor balcony with views of the amenity courtyard or the surrounding neighborhood. Standard finishes in the open-concept living areas include 10-foot ceilings, smooth walls with finish paint and 8-inch clean-lined baseboards, polished chrome lever style door hardware, porcelain tile flooring, 8-foot twopanel solid core interior doors, 8-foot sliding glass doors and exterior doors, and Whirlpool front load electric washers and dryers. Standard features in the kitchens showcase large working islands, stainless steel undermount sinks, granite or quartz countertops with a four-inch backsplash, North American Cabinets, and a Whirlpool stainless steel appliance package, including a slide in range with a convection oven and a French door counter depth refrigerator. Standard features in the owners bath include undermount sinks, a 60 by 32-inch tub, framed glass shower doors, 36-inch height vanities, comfort height elongated toilets, and chrome fixtures. Eleven Eleven Central residents will enjoy immediate access to downtown Naples shopping, dining, and entertainment attractions, and to the eateries, galleries, interior design studios, and specialty shops in the burgeoning Design District. Naples world-renowned beach is just three-quarters of a mile from the community via the sidewalks and bike lanes on Central Avenue, or a short ride on the planned community beach shuttle. The community also provides ready access to Baker Park and the Gordon River Pedestrian Bridge and Boardwalk on the east side of Goodlette-Frank Road that connects downtown Naples to the Gordon River Greenway. Eleven Eleven Centrals approximately 60,000 square feet courtyard amenity deck will feature a 3,500 square feet resort style pool with a beach entry and two 90-foot lap lanes, chaise lounges and poolside tables, two spas, outdoor showers, poolside cabanas, numerous grills, a cabana bar and grilling area with large screen televisions, multiple fire pits with large built-in seating areas, a hammock lawn, a life-sized outdoor chess set, a yoga stretching area, and two bocce ball courts. The outdoor amenities will be expanded during Phase II to include a 20,400-square foot lushly landscaped Courtyard Park. Eleven Eleven Central residents will enjoy a nearly 4,000-square foot clubroom with a bar, billiards tables, card tables, large screen televisions, and a catering kitchen adjacent to an outdoor grill and fire pit. A fitness center also measuring nearly 4,000-square feet will include a stretching and functional movement area, state-of-the-art exercise equipment, massage rooms, and rest rooms. Six community guest suites will be provided for visiting friends and family members. Resident storage areas and bike storage areas will be included. Ronto has established two downtown Naples sales centers that represent Eleven Eleven Central and Naples Square. For additional information, visit 1111Central.com or NaplesSquare.com. Above: The Ronto Groups Phase I offering at Eleven Eleven Central on Central Avenue between 10th Street and Goodlette-Frank Road in downtown Naples includes five light-filled open-concept floor plans. Preconstruction pricing starts in the mid-$500s. Right: Every Phase I Eleven Eleven Central floor plan includes an outdoor balcony with views of the amenity courtyard or the surrounding neighborhood. Below: Scheduled for completion in Phase I, Eleven Eleven Centrals approximately 60,000 square foot courtyard amenity deck will feature a massive 3,200 square feet resort style pool with a beach entry and two 90-foot lap lanes.ADVERTORIAL
THE BEST QUALITY. THE BEST CHOICES. THE BEST LOCATIONS. MOVE-IN-READY HOMES NOW AVAILABLE! PRESENTINGSTOCKS BEST FLStockDevelopmentBROKER 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. For directions and complete listings of all our models & communities please visit StockDevelopment.com2639 PROFESSIONAL CIRCLE | SUITE 101 | NAPLES, FL 34119 | 239.592.7344 COACH HOMES CORLEONE GLENMORE MARIGOLD MADISON II CRISTALE ESPLANADE OF NAPLESMARGO FURNISHED SINGLE FAMILY HOME 4/4.5 3,578 sq.ft. NO W $1,608,770HIDDEN HARBORTIVOLI III SINGLE FAMILY HOME 3/3 2,062 sq.ft. WAS $584,545 NO W $509,545 SIESTA SINGLE F AMIL Y HOME 3/3 2,630 sq.ft. WAS $ 611,455 NOW $536,455 MARATHON SINGLE F AMIL Y HOME 3/3.5 2,909 sq.ft. WAS $ 735,655 NOW $660,655 CORLEONE FURNISHED SINGLE F AMIL Y HOME 4/3.5 3,186 sq. ft. WAS $1,2 40,720 NOW $1,099,990 LELY RESORTONLY 20 NEW HOMES AVAILABLEWENTWORTH COACH HOME 2/2.5 2,091 sq.ft. $359,990 + OPTIONS SAN MARCO B C O ACH HOME 3/3 2,919 sq. ft. NOW $418,540 NAPOLI VILLA 2/2 1,855 sq. ft. NO W $444,260 SAN MARCO B CO ACH HOME 3/3 2,919 sq. ft. NOW $444,940 ST. ANDREWS COACH HOME 3/3.5 2,743 sq.ft. $509,990 + OPTIONSTWINEAGLESGLENMORE SINGLE FAMILY HOME 4/4.5 3,591 sq.ft. NO W $1,473,580 WYNDAM FURNISHED SINGLE FAMILY HOME 3/4.5 4,298 sq.ft. NO W $2,508,850 COMING SOON NAPLES RESERVESIESTA II SPARROW CAY FURNISHED SINGLE FAMILY HOME 3/3 2,626 sq.ft. WA S $859 ,695 NOW $834,695**Offered as a model leaseback. See Sales Associate for details.BELFIELD PARROT CAY SINGLE FAMILY HOME 3/3.5 2,812 sq.ft. WA S $964,860 NO W $939,860 VENICE SP ARRO W CAY FURNISHED SINGLE FAMILY HOME 3/2.5 2,643 sq.ft. WA S $991, 750 NOW $966,750 MADISON P ARRO T CAY FURNISHED SINGLE FAMILY HOME 4/4.5 2,947 sq.ft. WA S $1,232,500 NO W $1,207,500FIDDLER'S CREEK3 NEW MODELS NOW OPENCHANDLER SINGLE FAMILY HOME 3/4.5 3,136 sq.ft. WA S $ 1,166,810 NOW $1,141,810 MADISON II SINGLE F AMIL Y HOME 4/4.5 3,054 sq.ft. WA S $ 1,177,905 NOW $1,152,905 VALE SINGLE F AMIL Y HOME 4/4.5 3,284 sq.ft. WA S $1,222, 760 NOW $1,197,760 ULYSSA FURNISHED SINGLE F AMIL Y HOME 5/4 3,196 sq.ft. WA S $1,464, 055 NOW $1,439,055ISLES OF COLLIER PRESERVEMARIGOLD SINGLE FAMILY HOME 4/4.5 3,578 sq.ft. WA S $1,320 ,375 NOW $1,270,375 PLUMBAGO SINGLE F AMIL Y HOME 3/4 3,714 sq.ft. WA S $1,3 70,545 NOW $1,320,545QUAIL WESTMUIRFIELD V SINGLE FAMILY HOME4/4.5 3,375 sq.ft. NOW $1,399,990 WINDSOR III ES T ATE HOME 4/4.5 4, 155 s q ft. NOW $2,249,925 CRISTALE FURNISHED ES T ATE HOME 4/4.5 4,427 sq.ft. NO W $3,580,105 PENDING
B30 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Kalea Bay offers sensational high-rise residencesClubhouse a phenomenal amenity Its been more than four months since the first residents of Kalea Bay, a gated, luxury residential high-rise community located on Vanderbilt Drive in North Naples, moved into their beautiful new homes in Tower 100, which recently sold out. That milestone prompted the main sales focus to be transferred to the communitys Tower 200. Like its predecessor, the second tower is also 22-stories with 120 homes. Specifically, 20 floors of residences over two floors of parking. Sales in our second tower have also been spectacular, stated Inga Lodge, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Kalea Bay. In the past four months weve recorded over 50 sales in Tower 200 and surpassed the $100 million mark in sales volume. 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 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. Like the first tower, Tower 200 will have rooftop amenities including a pool and sun deck, open-air fitness and a sky lounge.Prices in Tower 200 begin at $1.4 million.The residents of the first tower, along with their family members and friends, are already enjoying the communitys main amenity area, which includes the clubhouse. It opened in early January and is now the social and recreational centerpiece of the community. The 88,000-square-foot main amenity area is located on the north side of the large lake at the communitys entrance, stated Lodge. 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. The clubhouse itself 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 snack bar, a fitness center, 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.For more information regarding Kalea Bay, visit the onsite sales center. Due to bridge closings in the North Naples area, take US 41 to Wiggins Pass Road, then right on Vanderbilt Drive, two-tenths of a mile. Call (239) 793-0110 or visit KaleaBay.com. Above: Kalea Bay residences have very open floor plans. Right: The custom kitchens feature Wolf and SubZero appliances and an oversized island. Below Left: Kalea Bays second tower is 22 stories and features 120 luxury residences. Below Right: All master bedrooms offer views of the Gulf of Mexico. Bottom: The rooftop amenities include a pool, open-air fitness and a sky lounge. ADVERTORIAL
M M M c c G r e r g o r B l v d Treeline Ave. P l a n t a t i o n G a r d e n s D r S o uthw e st F lorid da a Internationa l Airp p o or r rt t GulfC Gulf C oastT oast T ownCe own Ce nter nter Red S o x Stadium C o m m e r c r e L a k e k s D r G a t e w a y B l v d 6-PLEX, COACH, PATIO, EXECUTIVE AND MANOR HOMES Offers are product and community specific and may not be combined. See your New Home Consultant for details. Values on special offers are approximate. Elevations of a home may vary and we reserve the right to substitute and /or modify design and materials, in our sole opinion and without notice. Please see your actual home purchase agreement for additional information, disclosures and disclaimers related to the home and its features. Please see your New Home Consultant and home purchase agreement for actual features designated as an Everythings Included feature, additional information, disclosures, and disclaimers relating to your home and its features. The specific features in a home may vary from home to home and from one community to another. We reserve the right to substitute equipment, material, appliances and brand names with items of equal or higher value, in our sole opinion. Color and size variations may occur. The prices of our homes, included features, and available locations are subject to change without notice. Please see the actual home purchase agreement for additional information, disclosures and disclaimers relating to the home and its features. Plans are artists renderings and may contain options which are not standard on all models. Lennar reserves the right to make changes to plans and elevations without prior notice. Stated dimensions and square footage are approximate and should not be used as representation of the homes precise or actual size. Any statement, verbal or written, regarding under air or finished area or any other description or modifier of the square footage size of any home is a shorthand description of the manner in which the square footage was estimated and should not be construed to indicate certainty. Garage sizes may vary from home to home and may not accommodate all vehicles. Models/lifestyle photos do not reflect racial or ethnic preference. Lennar makes no guarantee as to the availability of homes within the price ranges set forth above. Select homesites have premiums. Price subject to change without notice. Visit Lennar.com or see a Lennar New Home Consultant for further details and important legal disclaimers. This is not an offer in states where prior registration is required. Void where prohibited by law. Copyright 2018 Lennar Corporation, Lennar, the Lennar logo, WCI, the WCI logo, Everythings Included and the Everythings Included logo are U.S. registered service marks or service marks of Lennar Corporation and/or its subsidiaries. LENNAR HOMES LLC CBC038894 and CGC1523282. LENNAR REALTY INC (CQ1013633) 3/18. 11730 Arborwood Preserve Blvd | Fort Myers, FL 33913Conveniently located o of Plantation Gardens Dr., just 1.3 miles east of Treeline Ave. Open Mon Sat 9 am to 6 pm Sun 10 am to 6 pm 877-45-LENNAR | LennarSWFL.com This vibrant community oers a fabulous collection of homes, including singleand multi-family designs oering from 1,375 to more than 3,200 square feet of air-conditioned living space.Your family will love the amazing amenities and great Fort Myers location!ENJOY STREET TACOS, FULL LIQUOR CASH BAR AND TOUR OUR MODELS & AMENITIES! SATURDAY MAY 5 1-3pm Arborwood Preserve has a 25,500-square-foot Town Center designed to cater to a variety of resident interests. State-of-the-art Fitness studio Yoga studio for individual or group tness classes Casual caf Comfortable indoor theater Resort-style pool with dedicated lap lanes Covered outdoor dining and bar Spacious card and craft rooms Lighted tennis, pickleball and bocce ball courts Fire Pit Future Ballroom / Private Event Space OWN A HOME FOR JUST $199,999!LOW HOA FEES! AND CAR SHOW PRESENTED BY
B32 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com 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 drhorton.com/swfla Naples Reserve14885 Naples Reserve Circle Naples, FL 239.732.1414 naplesreserve.comEleven Eleven Central100 Goodlette-Frank Road South Naples, FL 239.302.6848 1111central.com.comOmega26951 Country Club Drive Bonita Springs, FL 239.301.4940 omegabonitabay.com 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 drhorton.com/swflaArtisia Lennar1347 Artesia Drive East Naples, FL 877-45-LENNAR Lennar.com/SWFLSave 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 Lennar.com/SWFLSaveOrange Blossom Ranch2083 Vermont Lane Naples, FL 877-45-LENNAR Lennar.com/SWFLSave 20 19 17 18 20 19 13 21
WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 B33 Purchase your dream home with as little as 3% down*. *For well qualified borrowers. Is where your story beginsGet started. Call today! (239) 908-5864 Or visit www1.LMCU.org/FloridaMortgage THE #1 COMMUNITY IN THE USA*Call the Resale Team today at (239) 425-2340 or visit MiromarLakes.com 10160 Miromar Lakes Boulevard Miromar Lakes, Florida 33913 *National Association of Home Builders GOLD AWARD Winner for Community of the YearORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATION OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS ADVERTISEMENT AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. This is not intended to be an offering or solicitation of sale in any jurisdiction where the development is not registered in accordance with applicable law or where such offering or solicitation would otherwise be prohibited by law. Prices, plans, artists renderings, photos land uses, dimensions, specications,improvements, materials, amenities and availability are subject to change without notice. Copyright 2018, Miromar Development Corporation. Miromar Lakes is a registered service mark of Miromar Development Corporation. 05020318-1102 VOLTERRA 10540 Via Milano Drive 3 BR/3 BA + DEN Waterfront Home w/Boat Dock and Two 2-Car Garages $1,400,000 ST. MORITZ 10057 St. Moritz Drive3 BR/2 BA + DEN Golf Course View $585,000 PORTO ROMANO 10291 Porto Romano Drive3 BR/2 BA + DEN Golf Course and Water Views $625,000 SAN MARINO 19670 Marino Lake Circle, #25034 BR/3 BA + DEN Coach Home w/Lake View $410,000 A + DEN Co ach Ho Ho me me w/L ake Vi ew $4 RAVENNA 11021 Via Tuscany Lane, #3023 BR/3 BA + DEN Penthouse w/Expansive Lake Views $1,399,000RAVENNA 11010 Via Tuscany Lane, #2023 BR/3 BA + DEN Expansive Lake Views $1,150,000 BELLINI 10641 Via Milano Drive, #17023 BR/3 BA + DEN Wide Water Views $925,000BELLINI 10631 Via Milano Drive, #16012 BR/2 BA + DEN Wide Lake Views $795,000BELLINI 10621 Via Milano Drive, #15012 BR/2 BA + DEN Wide Water Views $745,000 MIRASOL 10733 Mirasol Drive, #4093 BR/3 BA + DEN Beach and Large Water Views $745,000MIRASOL 10731 Mirasol Drive, #2052 BR/2 BA + DEN Beachfront, Designer Furnished Residence-$585,000 MONTELAGO 18050 Montelago Court4 BR/3 BA Lake and Golf Course Views $930,000MONTELAGO 18131 Montelago Court3 BR/2 BA + DEN Golf Course Views $975,000 OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, MAY 6 1-4 P.M. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, MAY 6 1-4 P.M. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, MAY 6 1-4 P.M. OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, MAY 6 1-4 P.M. Margaret Hutchison239.272.7000 MHutchison@JohnRWood.com 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 REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERSThe Collier Building Industry Association hosts its annual Real Estate Industry Panel: Building. Confidence. from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at the Hilton Naples. John Wiseman of CORE Construction will moderate a panel discussion with Rick Armalavage of Armalavage & Associates, Mike Assaad of Waterside Builders, Rob Carroll of Investment Properties Corp. and Brian Keller of Taylor Morrison. 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. Sign up at www.cbia.net or by emailing email@example.com. Mary Gentile has been named president of LandQwest Commercial Property Management for the state of Florida. Ms. Gentile co-founded the agencys management division in 2006. The division has increased its square feet under management by 67 percent since its inception and has a current portfolio of 2,000,000 square feet. Doug Marcinski joined Neal Communities as vice president of sales and marketing in the companys south region, which encompasses Lee and Collier counties. Mr. Marcinskis 20-plus years of sales experience includes 13 years in sales and marketing management. Prior to joining Neal Communities he worked as the sales and marketing manager for several public and private homebuilders in Virginia and Maryland. He earned a bachelors degree in business from Frostburg State University in Maryland and an MBA from Loyola University Maryland.Kathryn Simpson has joined Harwick Homes as an assistant project manager. Ms. Simpson has more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry. She began her career working in her fathers construction company before moving onto larger construction companies where she became a superintendent and general contractor for private homes. She previously owned and managed Kats Crepes with three storefronts and three farmers markets locations in Portland, Ore., and before that spent 20 years in the construction industry in Atlanta, working as a vice president of warranty and purchasing, chief financial officer and comptroller/ office manager for several homebuilding companies. She holds a degree in accounting from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Ga. She and her family relocated from Portland, Ore., to NaplesDenise Jones has joined Harwick Homes as project manager, bringing 30 years of experience to the luxury homebuilding firm. At Harwick, Ms. Jones is responsible for overseeing both new construction of SEE NEWSMAKERS, B39 JONES MARCINSKI SIMPSON
B34 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYOpen house event planned at Moorings Park Grande Lake Moorings Park Grande Lake, the new Life Plan (CCRC) community being developed by Moorings Park and London Bay Homes, is inviting the public to a special event. A public Open House is being held on Tuesday, May 8, at the Moorings Park Grande Lake Sales Gallery. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with light refreshments being served. Reservations are not required. The Moorings Park Grande Lake Sales Gallery is located on Premier Drive, on the south side of Golden Gate Parkway, between Airport-Pulling and Livingston roads, inside the entrance to Naples Grande Golf Club. Moorings Park Grande Lake is going to be a spectacular community, stated Daniel Lavender, CEO of Moorings Park Institute, Inc. We hope the public will take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about London Bay Homes luxurious design and Moorings Parks commitment to Simply the Best qualities, services and amenities. Building upon the foundation that has made Moorings Park and Moorings Park at Grey Oaks the preferred choice for Life Plan communities in Southwest Florida, this third incredible neighborhood is planned for the next generation of residents. Situated on 55 acres in the heart of Naples, Moorings Park Grande Lake will combine one-of-a-kind vistas of magnificent lakes and championship golf with luxury homes and exceptional healthcare. Moorings Park Grande Lake is being created in partnership with esteemed luxury custom homebuilder and developer, London Bay Homes, long known for its award-winning architectural design and attention to detail. Future residents will be attracted to its natural beauty, classic design and total commitment to enabling them to live longer, healthier and happier lives, said Lavender. For nearly three decades, the brand promise of Private Label Living has reflected our commitment to building and developing the finest luxury homes in Southwest Florida, said Mark Wilson, President of London Bay Homes. Its an honor for us to now extend our philosophy of choice in design to the areas newest community. The community will consist of luxurious mid-rise residences, including spacious penthouses. Prices start at $1.4 million with 70 percent refundable entrance fees. Moorings Park Grande Lake is a petfriendly campus and has been designed to take advantage of the views of a 28-acre lake and the picturesque golf course beyond. The physical environment presents an innovative and resort-style blueprint that provides for seamless physical and visual experiences. It also maximizes the beauty and appeal of waterfront living combined with high-end materials and services. Consistent with other Moorings Park campuses, Moorings Park Grande Lake will include common areas that promote social interaction, which will allow and encourage residents to choose from indoor and outdoor activities year-round. A few of the planned outdoor activities or amenities include a yoga pavilion, walking paths, lakeside parklettes with boardwalks, gardens, fire pits and overlooks; and several bird-watching posts. The areas for social gatherings were designed so the family members and friends of our residents could join in the various activities, which could include events such as outdoor concerts. The clubhouse, as planned, will feature casual and fine dining venues, a private dining room, long curved bar, art studio, wellness center, state-of-the-art fitness center, strength and cardio area, salon and spa, and a resort-style pool with poolside cabanas. Also located in the clubhouse will be The Center for Healthy Living. The center is home to rehabilitation services, as well as the Care 360 concierge healthcare program, which was developed in partnership with NCH Healthcare System. The Care 360 program offers a higher level of personalized primary care. Services are available to residents of Moorings Park with no additional fees, other than typical co-pays. The Care 360 concierge physicians are accessible by appointment, plus 24/7 access via phone, text or email. Assisted Living and Memory Care services are available with no increase in monthly fees. The Moorings Park Grande Lake Sales Gallerys regular hours are Monday thru Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed Saturdays and Sundays. For additional information visit MooringsParkGL.org. Above: Moorings Park Grande Lake consists of luxurious mid-rise residences, including spacious penthouses. Left: The Moorings Park Grande Lake clubhouse lobby is as inviting as it is beautiful. Below Left: The buildings at Moorings Park Grande Lake feature a coastal-inspired architectural design. Below Right: The Clubhouse includes casual and fine dining venues and a long curved bar. Bottom: Gorgeous golf course and lake views are available from nearly every residence at Moorings Park Grande Lake.ADVERTORIAL
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 REAL ESTATE B35 5 homes currently under construction! 2 furnished model homes available now! Excitement is in the air! With only a limited number of homes still 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. All Mangrove Bay homes feature Old Florida inspired architecture exclusively designed by MHK Architecture & Planning, with private Gulf access boat slips included with purchase. 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 onsite 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 bedrooms, two story 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 on 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. 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 239.261.2200 | 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 5 HOMES UNDER CONSTRUCTION! 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.
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A Grande OPEN HOUSE For information on this new community, call 239.919.16207330 Premier Drive, Naples, Flor ida 34105 I MooringsParkGL.orgMoorings Park is a nationally accredited, non-prot, Medicare certied community and the only A+ S&P and Fitch rated life plan community in the country. All dimensions are approximate. Actual gross square footage may vary. All images are conceptual renderings and developer reserves the right to make modications, including amenities, without prior notice. #88033Learn about this new collection of Life Plan (CCRC) residences by Moorings Park and London Bay Homes during our open house. Simply the Best healthcare Assisted Living, Memory Care & Physician Services included 70% refundable entrance fees Luxurious lakefront residences Boardwalk & yoga pavilion Clubhouse with resort-style pool & spa Pricing from $1.4 million Please join us for an Open House Tuesday, May 8th10:00 am 2:00 pm Moorings Park Grande LakeSales Gallery 7330 Premier Drive, Naples, FL Refreshments will be served
B38 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Featured Open HouseOLD NAPLES 489 1st Avenue South $4,175,000 Open Sunday 1-4pm Dante DiSabato 239.537.5351 William Raveis 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 Sat & Sun 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 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 PELICAN ISLE AQUA 13675 Vanderbilt Drive #210 $3,995,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty John DAmelio 239.961.599 6 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 QUAIL WEST 4213 Brynwood Drive $3,090,000 Royal Shell Real Estate Pam Olsen 239.464.6873 Sunday 1-4pm VANDERBILT BEACH 10620 Gulf Shore Drive #802 $2,999,000 Gulf Breeze Real Estate Sue Myhelic 239.216.6444 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 QUAIL WEST 6320 Burnham Road $2,500,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0097 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 ESMERALDA ON EIGHTH 985 8th Avenue South #102 $2,495,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Heather Hobrock 239.370.3944 Sunday 1-4pm CORTILE AT MEDITERRA 10838 Est Cortile Court $2,350,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0097 Sunday 1-4pm THE MOORINGS 475 Putter Point Drive $2,295,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0097 Sunday 1-4pm OLD NAPLES 340 7th Avenue North $2,175,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Alyssa Reppucci 239.776.6714 Sunday 1-4pm TORINO AT GREY OAKS 2121 Modena Court $1,650,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0097 Sunday 1-4pm THE DUNES 295 Grande Way #804 $1,649,000 William Raveis Dante DiSabato 239.537.5351 Sunday 1-4pm QUAIL WEST 28582 La Caille Drive $1,350,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0097 Sunday 1-4pm TERRACINA AT VINEYARDS 503 Terracina Way $1,350,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0097 Sunday 1-4pm RESIDENCES AT MERCATO 9123 Strada Place #7125 From $1,325,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Sales Of ce 239.594.9400 Mon-Sat 10am-6pm & Sun 12-6pm PARK SHORE 4053 Crayton Road $1,199,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Debbi/Marty McDermott 239.564.4231 Sunday 14pm THE DUNES 295 Grande Way #02 $999,999 Gulf Breeze Real Estate Sue Myhelic 239.216.6444 Sunday 1-4pm OLD NAPLES MODENA 380 10th Street South #204 $997,000 Royal Shell Real Estate Galietti Team 239.826.5897 Sat & Sun 1-4pm MONTEREY 8023 San Simeon Way $899,000 Royal Shell Real Estate Liz Biswurm 239.370.0312 Sunday 1-4pm GREY OAKS TERRA VERDE 2418 Terra Verde Lane $869,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Krista Fraga 239.877.6845 Sunday 1-3pm PINE RIDGE 23 Center Street $850,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Sue Black 239.250.5611 Sunday 1-4pm VANDERBILT BEACH REGATTA 400 Flagship Drive #706 $849,900 Premier Sothebys International Realty Lisa Rogstad 239.777.169 8 Sunday 1-4pm PARK SHORE SUFRSEDGE 4001 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #1404 $799,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Mark Maran & Gordie Lazich 239.777.2033 Sunday 1-4pm PELICAN BAY DORCHESTER 6075 Pelican Bay Boulevard #1503 $795,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Cynthia Rosa 239.287.6015 Sunday 1-4pm NAPLES PARK 661 9th Avenue North $750,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Anthoney Gatto 239.913.9722 Sunday 1-4pm TRADITIONS AT GREY OAKS 2305 Residence Circle #101 $750,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.009 7 Sunday 1-4pm PELICAN BAY PEBBLE CREEK 7687 Pebble Creek Circle #104 $660,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Emie Barnes 239.877.0252 Sunday 1-4pm CAMDEN LAKES 16361 Camden Lakes Circle $610,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Dave Renner 239.784.5552 Sunday 1-4pm MEDITERRA GOLF COMMUNITY 17055 Porta Vecchio Way #101 $559,000 Royal Shell Real Estate Navarro Group 239.689.9339 Sunday 1-4pm NAPLES RESERVE SAVANNAH LAKES 14729 Windward Lane $549,990 Premier Sothebys International Realty Michelle Thomas 239.860 .7176 Sunday 1-4pm LELY 7924 Cordoba Place $547,900 William Raveis Dante DiSabato 239.537.5351 Sunday 1-4pm MONTEROSSO AT MEDITERRA 15505 Monterosso Lane #102 $535,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.009 7 Sunday 1-4pm NAPLES PARK 9860 El Greco Circle $525,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Valerie Bee 239.398.3055 Sunday 1-4pm THE MOORINGS PORT AU VILLA 2100 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #102 $469,900 Premier Sothebys International Realty Gary Blaine 239.595.2912 Sunday 1-4pm CYPRESS WOODS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB 4023 Jasmine Lake Circle $444,900 Premier Sothebys International Realty Kelly Kent 239.250.5480 Sunday 1-4pm THE MOORINGS 2500 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #S9 $419,000 Royal Shell Real Estate Deborah Viglas 239.215.2035 Sunday 1-4pm JASMINE LAKES AT CYPRESS WOODS 3915 Jasmine Lake Circle $409,900 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.59 5.0097 Sunday 1-4pm WILSHIRE LAKES 6091 Shallows Way $400,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0097 Sunday 1-4pm VINEYARDS AUGUSTA FALLS 1107 Augusta Falls Way $399,000 Gulf Breeze Real Estate Sue Myhelic 239.216.6444 Sunday 1-4pm COUNTRY CLUB CONDOS 800 South Golf Drive #105 $360,000 Royal Shell Real Estate Steven Fenttiman 239.777.2341 Sunday 1-4pm COLONY AT HAWKSRIDGE 2515 Talon Court #4-402 $339,000 Royal Shell Real Estate Steve Suddeth & Jenn Nicolai 239.784.0693 Sunday 1-4pm THE MOORINGS FAIRFIELD 750 Moorning Line Drive #106 $329,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Severine Davis 239.776.2275 Sunday 2-4pm LELY RESORT SARATOGA 8130 Saratoga Way #2402 $329,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty ML Meade 239.293.4851 Sunday 1-4pm NAPLES PARK 706 95th Avenue North $309,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Jon Peter Vollmer 239.250.9414 Sunday 1-4pm LELY IRONWOOD 482 Bristle Cone Lane $289,900 Premier Sothebys International Realty Tom Oaster 239.595.1275 Sunday 1-4pm GLEN EAGLE GOLF & CC 1059 Marblehead Drive #0-3 $275,000 Royal Shell Real Estate Mark Semeraro 239.370.2455 Saturday 1-4pm HUNTINGTON LAKES 6750 Huntington Lakes Circle #101 $238,900 Gulf Breeze Real Estate Sue Myhelic 239.216.6444 Sunday 1-4pm GLEN EAGLE 6820 Sterling Greens Place #2104 $219,000 Royal Shell Real Estate Mark Semeraro 239.370.2455 Sunday 1-4pmMarco IslandMARCO ISLAND 1404 Butter eld Court $2,850,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Jim Prange 239.642.1133 Sunday 1-4pm Bonita SpringsBONITA BAY TAVIRA 4851 Bonita Bay Boulevard #804 $2,495,000 Royal Shell Real Estate Gary & Jeff Jaarda 239.293.1507 Sunday 1-4pm PELICAN LANDING GOLDCREST 24861 Goldcrest Drive $1,149,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Pam Umscheid/Stephanie Coburn 239.825.3464 Sunday 1-4pm BONITA BAY WOODLAKE 3959 Woodlake Drive $739,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Pamela Hershberger 239.784.7534 Sunday 1-4pm BONITA BAY TUCKAWEYE 3131 Green ower Court $649,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Brian Nelson 239.572.2903 Sunday 1-4pm SPANISH WELLS 28451 Las Palmas Circle $610,000 Royal Shell Real Estate Fred Cuthbertson, The Boeglin Team 239.776.9083 Sunday 1-4pm SPANISH WELLS 9844 Treasure Cay Lane $508,000 Royal Shell Real Estate The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 Sunday 1-4pm SPANISH WELLS MARBELLA 28180 Robolini Court $464,900 Royal Shell Real Estate Jim Grif th, The Boeglin Team 239.322.2409 Sunday 1-4pm BONITA BAY BAY HARBOR 27025 Shell Ridge Circle $459,000 Royal Shell Real Estate Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 Sunday 1-4pm BONITA BAY WEDGEWOOD 26910 Wedgewood Drive Penthouse 501 $432,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Suzanne Ring 239 .821.7550 Sunday 1-4pm SPANISH WELLS 28729 Megan Drive $374,900 Royal Shell Real Estate Meli Chelon-Gumma 239.273.3974 Sunday 1-4pm SPANISH WELLS MARBELLA 9340 Spanish Moss Way $345,000 Royal Shell Real Estate The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 Sunday 1-4pmEsteroSTONEYBROOK 11457 Pembrook Run $579,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Linda Haskins 239.822.3739 Sunday 1-4pm Florida Weeklys OPEN HOUSE DIRECTORY | May 5 & 6
custom homes and multiple renovation projects on time and within scope. With a background in business skills and analysis, she is accountable for schedules, budgets and resources as well as monitoring teams to ensure goals and objectives are maintained. She previously worked as a purchasing manager for a luxury homebuilder and as a project manager, contractor and general manager for several local construction companies throughout Southwest Florida. A Michigan native and Naples resident since 1987, she holds a Florida contractors license and a Florida real estate brokers license. Leah Spencer has joined the team of interior designers at the Naples showroom of Clive Daniel Home. After running her own hair salon in Pennsylv ania for 25 years, Ms. Spencer moved to Florida, earned a Realtors license and became an accredited staging professional to help people both purchase and decorate their homes. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 B39 Richard DrosteSales Associate239.firstname.lastname@example.orgJacki Strategos, P.A. Sales Associate, GRI, CREN email@example.com premiersothebysrealty.comSothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each oce is independently owned and operated. NATURES BEAUTY480 Worthington Street $450,000Amazing price for this home. Original owner with pride in ownership. Immaculate home. As you enter you are drawn to the expansive living space. Private 3rd bedroom w/separate entrance. 2 screened lanais with east & west exposures. PRICED TO SELL521 S. Heathwood Dr. $154,900 Great inland lot nestled in the desired south end of the island. Close to Mackle Park, YMCA, restaurants and shopping. Eastern exposure brings all the glorious morning sunrises into your home. Lot is lined w/trees for total privacy. PRISTINE CONDITION1830 Menorca Ct.$775,000 Direct access waterway valued at a great price. This home oers very high ceilings, large rooms, tons of windows/sliders, open kitchen w/breakfast nook. 3 BR/2 BA, formal dining room, large pantry. OUTSTANDING AMENITIESDela Park Place #704$569,900 Desired South end unit w/ breathtaking views. Spacious 2/ BR/2 BA well designed oor plan. Short distance to beach. Front to back unit design To enjoy island views and Gulf of Mexico views. Gated and under cover parking. Sue@SueMyhelic.com SueMyhelic.com Falling Waters $238,500Turnkey 2BR, 2BA condo. All white kitchen, plantation shutters, vaulted ceilings, lanai with outdoor kitchen & grill. Vanderbilt Beach $1,125,000Exceptional 80 X 120 canal lot surrounded by impressive homes. Located on a quiet cul-de -sac with access to the Gulf. The Dunes $1,350,0003BR, 3BA plus den condo. Lake view, tile & hardwood throughout. Plantation Shutters, storm shutters, lanai with grill. SPECTACULAR CLUBHOUSE & AMENITIES! ENJOY THE RESORT-STYLE COMMUNITY POOL!BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME! NEW LISTING! W HERES Y O UR HI G HER G R O UND ? A Vail Resorts Managed Property SKIIN & SKIOUT PENTHOUSES & TOWNHOMESLocated at the Highest Elevation in Canyons Village at Park City Resort. ApexParkCity.com RICK SHAND43530 firstname.lastname@example.orgTRACEY JARET435 email@example.comONIE BOLDUC435 firstname.lastname@example.org[ BROKER CO-OP with Berkshire Hath away HomeServices Utah Properties ] Are you experiencing any of these home issues?Settling Foundation Sagging Floors Musty Crawl Space Cracked Concrete 1 2 3 4 Call 239-232-2038 for a Free Estimate!Visit NSquareInc.com to learn more.CGC045302 TOGETHER WE ARE DEDICATED TO PROVIDING OUR PERSONALIZED CONCIERGE SERVICE TO OUR BUYERS AND SELLERS. EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each o ce is independently owned and operated. GORDIE LAZICH239.777.2033 email@example.com MARK MARAN239.777.3301 firstname.lastname@example.org GORDIE LAZICH & MARK MARAN CALL US TODAY Naples | $799,000PARK SHORE SURFSEDGE OPEN HOUSE 5/6 1 P.M.-4 P.M. NEWSMAKERSFrom page 33 SPENCER
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ETAPHORS FOR FLORIDA REPERTORY Theatres annual PlayLab new play festival are almost limitless. Its a birthing room for new plays. A test kitchen where new plays are cooked up. A greenhouse where baby plays are nurtured and grown. A laboratory, where much like mad scientists, directors, actors and playwrights concoct new theatrical works. New work is inherently risky, says Daryl Lisa Fazio. For a playwright to have a trial run and be able to gauge audience response is a big deal, she adds. She knows firsthand. Ms. Fazios Split in Three was showcased in Florida Reps inaugural PlayLab five years ago. Actors presented a reading of the work, which is pretty much just what it sounds like: Actors stand onstage and read the play expressively. There are no costumes, no props, no set, no music, no fancy lighting. Just the bare bones of a play. Florida Rep staged a full-scale production of Split in Three the plays world premiere the following season. Ms. Fazio had had a couple of plays produced prior to that, but none of her works SEE PLAYLAB, C4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY | SECTION CWWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM INSIDEWEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018Heres to PAWSThe Celebrity Martini Glass Auction,and more to-dos around town. C21-23 Sweet! New cuisine feature starts with three places that do dessert right. C26 Opera nightThe Marriage of Figaro set for ArtisNaples. C5 Pipes galore: Three churches take part in organ crawlMSUMMER GROH / FLORIDA REPERTORY THEATREJason Parrish and Jeffrey Binder in the 2017 PlayLab festival. BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com Florida Reps annual PlayLab delivers a rare opportunity for writers, actors and audiencesStory time forgrownups BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.comMusic aficionados know that local churches dont mess around with the quality of their programs, so it shouldnt be any surprise that Stay in May brings back its organ crawl featuring three of the areas most impressive instruments on Thursday afternoon, May 10. Led by renowned organist Michael Barone, the host of American Public Medias Pipedreams, guests will get an inside look with private performances at the organs at First Presbyterian Church of Naples, Moorings Presbyterian Church and Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church. Here is an overview of each instrument. First Presbyterian Church of Naples Ruffatti-Fratelli Pipe Organ, installed in 2004 Kicking off the tour is the organ at First Presbyterian Church of Naples that features thousands of pipes, five keyboards and two organ cases in the back balcony. Add to that antiphonal division splits on the sides and youve got an instrument that will swell the SEE ORGAN, C2 COURTESY PHOTOFirst Presbyterian Church of Naples boasts the largest organ in town, a Padua-built FratelliRuffati pipe organ that has 6,200 pipes. Its weird ... Its not a real play. And then when you watch it, its magical. You have to fill in the blanks, participate. Daryl Lisa Fazio, playwright & PlayLab participant Marco Island | 239.642.2222 Broad Avenue | 239.434.2424 Fifth Avenue | 239.434.8770 Estuary at Grey Oaks | 239.261.3148 Mystique at Pelican Bay | 239.598.9900 The Village | 239.261.6161 The Gallery in Central Naples | 239.659.0099 Vanderbilt | 239.594.9494 Residences at Mercato | 239.594.9400 Bonita Springs | 239.948.4000 Sanibel Island | 239.472.2735 Rentals | 239.262.4242
space and hearts of those sitting in the pews. It does just about everything well, said Brice Gerlach, the churchs director of music ministries and associate professor of organ performance at Ave Maria University. It fills the space with a really, really nice, strong sound. I havent found any style it doesnt play well. Mr. Gerlach has recruited two of his university students to perform works by Bach, Franck and Gigout with him so guests can marinate in the awesome sound the largest organ in town provides. Moorings Presbyterian Church Nichols & Simpson Organ Builders, installed in 2008 Next up is an organ that has 3,657 pipes with more to come as the church nears completion on the instrument later this year. This Nichols & Simpson organ boasts an American classic design that combines all the best features of the European models into one impressive instrument. The new addition being installed will include lower brass sounds like French horns, English horns and tubas while increasing the number of stops from 49 to 55 and the number of ranks from 63 to 72. Were really excited that its going to be the complete instrument as it was designed by the builder, said Tom Goetz, director of music. Also a lot of people see the pipes and think thats all there is and its really only onetwentieth or less of what the organ is, because there will be a whole room or rooms behind those pipes. The organ at Moorings is one really big room behind the faade and two smaller rooms called swell boxes the size of a small bedroom. Mr. Goetz has invited John Fenstermaker, the organ master at Trinity-bythe-Cove Episcopal Church, to perform works including Preludium in E minor by Nicolas Bruhns, Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber and selections by Bach. Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church Lively-Fulcher Pipe Organ Builders, installed in 2017 The proud owner of a brand new organ, Vanderbilt Presbyterian now has an instrument that can compete with its beautifully distinctive spire. Sound loves to go up there and stay, said Jim Cochran, director of music. This organ uses reflecting panels so the sound stays down with the people instead of up in heaven. In selecting the design for the new organ, Mr. Cochran added, it was important to create something flexible enough to play music from every period; the 39,000-pipe, three-rank instrument does the job. Lots of times you get a great, big French orchestral instrument that cant play Bach or counterpoint very well, he continued. With this you can hear every voice. Its a pretty amazing instrument. On top of that, its a great accompaniment to the congregations hymn singing. Theres a gigantic 16-foot rank with a very large bass stop that really gets under the congregation and lifts them up when I pull out the stop. Its really fun to do and it will part your hair. Mr. Cochran and local orthopedic surgeon Wojciech Wojtasiewicz, who also has a doctorate in organ performance from The Juilliard School, will play a variety of pieces, including Ave Maria, The Ascension Suite by Olivier Messiaen, Tuba Tune in D Major by C.S. Lang and Aria in C Major by Craig Phillips. C2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY In honor of Melanoma May we are offering:FREE Skin Screenings*THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF MAYSo get yours. Call us today.800.591.3376 (DERM)RiverchaseDermatology.com Free screenings are for new patients and by appointment only.ORGANFrom page 1 Stay in May organ crawl >> What: Performances at three Naples churches >> When: Thursday, May 10, starting at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Naples, after which guests will transport themselves to Moorings Presbyterian Church and Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church. >> Tickets: $27 >> Info: 390-2788 or www.stayinmay.com. Stay in May events continue through May 12. Visit the website for details.COURTESY PHOTOSMoorings Presbyterian Churchs 3,657pipe Nichols & Simpson organ, above, will be complete when a new solo division is finished later this year. The 3,900-pipe Lively-Fulcher organ at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, left, required a complete renovation of the sanctuary when it was installed last year.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 C3 42nd ANNIVERSARY AFTER PARTY! CANOE RACE 80s and 90s | DANCE TOP 40 | REGGAE | ROCK 5.12.18 @ NoonAbsolut Vodka Presents 489 Bayfront Place, Naples 239.530.2225 Located just north of Vanderbilt Beach Road on U.S. 41239.254.1080 MercatoShops.com May 6 1-3pm Relax in the Backyard with Lawn Games Bloody Marys Mimosas Wine & Beer Food Family-friendly and Dog-friendly. Blankets and lawn chairs welcome.Upcoming ConcertsJune 7 The Woodwork (6-9pm) July 5 Roots Almighty (6-9pm) August 2 Little Eddie & the Fat Fingers (6-9pm)Fiery Gospel and Soul Rock, Paper, Scissors exhibit at Marco center evokes classic gameThe Marco Island Center for the Arts presents a new exhibit through the prism of a classic schoolyard game. Rock, Paper, Scissors will be on display May 4-29, with an opening reception set for 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 8. The show features the works of Lucrezia Bieler, whose art is cut from a single piece of paper; German-born sculptor Angelika Kade; and fiber artist Joanna Sunshine. It is presented in three sections, utilizing each material to create beauty and surprise. Ms. Kade, represents the rock section. She started her artistic career in fashion design and then investigated various mediums. She sculpts mainly in alabaster (gypsum) and marble and bases her creations on figurative elements and mythological themes. She has exhibited in Europe and the United States. Ms. Sunshine uses handmade papers, objects from nature and found material to weave together storytelling and abstract art into a surprising collage for the paper section. She has been in juried exhibitions at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, the Savannah College of Art and Design and The Chrysler Museum. The scissors section highlights the work of Tallahassee-based international artist Lucrezia Bieler, the former chief illustrator for the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Her timeand labor-intensive designs are cut out of a single sheet of paper. Her work has been displayed in the Smithsonian Craft Show and the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show. Admission to the opening reception May 8 is free for members of the Marco Island Center for the Arts; a $10 donation is suggested for others. The center is at 1010 Winterberry Drive. Intricate paper cutout by Lucrezia Bieler, Marco Island Center for the Arts Collage by Joanna Sunshine, Marco Island Center for the Arts Sculpture by Angelika Kade, Marco Island Center for the Arts
C4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY MAX RABINOVITSJ, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR For concert information, please contact the NOC at 239 947-2000, not the Temple. To purchase tickets at $25 go to: www.naplesorchestraandchorus.org or buy them before the concert Don Mis Thi Excitin NOC Concer!Temple Shalom, our exciting new venue 4630 Pine Ridge Rd, 34119 25th Anniversary Corporate Sponsor A BREATH OF FRESH AIRSaturday, May 5 @ 7:00pm Sunday, May 6 @ 3:30pmAcclaimed, talented principal utist with the Naples Philharmonic, Suzanne Kirton, joins the full Naples Orchestra in Mozarts Concerto in G Major. Also, hear the NOC perform one of Beethoven's masterworks, Symphony No. 8 in F Lee McCarthy, President DESTINATIONS: Mediterranean | Africa | Caribbean | Hawaii | Europe SPECIALTIES: L uxury | Safari | Escorted Tours | Small Ship Cruises | River Cruising When your journey from a dream to a great story includes us, you travel better. had ever had a major production. This was a big deal for me as a learning experience, as an artist, in terms of getting more respect from the community as a whole, she says. I really value the experience a lot. It broke me open artistically, creatively, career-wise. I just learned so much. I did rewrites, (discovered what) things had to change. It was like going to school, like going to college. It was really special. Last season, Ms. Fazios Flower Room, a play about a middle-aged womans sexual awakening, was part of the fourth annual PlayLab festival selections. (Its currently enjoying its world premiere at Actors Express at King Plow Arts Center in Atlanta.) This year, she returns to PlayLab to give the keynote address. Shes calling it Making New Plays, or, Making Something From Nothing and Everything. Shell talk about her life as a playwright and her experiences with PlayLab. New play festivals provide invaluable experience for playwrights. They get to rework their plays based on feedback from not only actors and directors, but audiences as well. For audiences, new play readings are a unique opportunity to experience work no one else has seen before. Its a way to discover new plays and playwrights. Its also an opportunity to help shape new works by giving feedback or asking questions during the talkback period that follows each reading. And tickets are much less expensive than for a full production. (PlayLab tickets are $15 per event, or $77 for an all-access pass, including the keynote address.)Birthing a babyFirst-timers in the audience for a reading often wonder what it will be like. Its weird, Ms. Fazio says. Its not a real play. And then when you watch it, its magical. You have to fill in the blanks, participate. Youre part of something so early in its life, and your responses will ultimately shape what it becomes in some way. And youre getting to share that in an intimate setting. Youre in a much smaller space, closer to the actors, and theyre reading a play for you. Its like story time when you were a little kid, but for grownups. All the magic of that is there. Rachel Burttram, a member of the Florida Rep ensemble of actors, compares a reading to being in the hospital for the birth of a new baby. Its so exciting. Ms. Burttram has been in two world premieres that had their start in PlayLab: Ms. Fazios Split in Three and Stephen Spotwoods Doublewide. At PlayLab this year, she and Ms. Fazio are participating in a reading of Audrey Cefalys Alabaster. Its always a joke when youre in rehearsals that youre pregnant with the play, says Ms. Burttram. A lot of actors use that phrase. Youre carrying the play with you, and to watch it evolve over the process of the rehearsal time, but also during previews, is exciting, to be part of something that is morphing all the way up to opening, and sometimes even after opening. Its also a rare opportunity for actors to have discussions with the playwright about backstory, or their characters motivation, or what the playwright intended with a certain line of dialogue. Once the plays in book form, the actor cannot talk back to the playwright, Ms. Burttram explains. Thats part of the beauty of working on new plays in progress; were able to talk this through.A flood of entriesEnsemble member Jason Parrish, PlayLabs artistic director and interim artistic director for Florida Rep, has been involved in PlayLab since its start and is proud that the festival so far has resulted in 20 new play readings, two commissioned works for young audiences and five world premiere productions at Florida Rep. And Damascus, which was part of PlayLab in 2017, is slated to have its regional premiere with the company next season, he adds. When Mr. Parrish put out a call for submissions for this years festival, he received more than 200 entries the first day. He had to immediately close the contest and cull through the plays to pick 75 for the reading committee. Were not looking for early-draft stuff, we want to have a reading, have a couple of workshops, and then have it ready for production, he explains. Here are the artistic directors take on the six works chosen for PlayLab this year. The Burdens by Mark Schatz Its a very dark comedy, a conversation between a brother and sister over their text messages and emails and calls. Its so fresh and current and truthful. Its really innovative in how its written a conversation that happens electronically Its a family story about these two grown kids who are trying to help their mother with her stress level. Its about their over-100-yearold grandfather, and they want to try to off him. Its a reverse murder mystery; theyre plotting his death, how to get away with it and make it look normal. They get themselves in way over their heads. Gary by Bruce Graham This is a really smart comedy that takes place in the near future, when artificial intelligence is taking jobs away from ordinary Americans, Mr. Parrish says. The robots are so lifelike. They have their own culture, and people call them people of technology. Its a funny look at where our ultra political correctness and ultra technological culture is bringing us. Its a very satirical view of where our current society might take us, where were so PC we have to worry about how robots feel. Berta, Berta by Angelica Cheri Mr. Parrish describes this two-person play as a beautiful, mystical romance based on a famous prison chain gang song that can be traced back to the Mississippi penitentiary. The playwright, a very intelligent young African-American listened to this song and then wrote a play for where it came from. The character Leroy, he adds, is a convict who gets a second chance with his lost love, Berta Its a beautiful play, with characters so vivid and heartbreaking. Maybe, Probably by Eric Henry Sanders Its a romantic comedy that follows one couple in their late 30s who decide to have a baby They look at how much their friends lives have changed (with a baby) and they decide to do it. The play follows their journey all the way up until she has the baby. Alabaster by Audrey Cefaly Everyone is really excited about this one, Mr. Parrish says. Its about a photographer who documents peoples scars. She finds herself in Alabaster, Ala. Shes come to take pictures of a famous but reclusive artist. They are two very different women, the urban, forward-thinking photographer and the Southern woman who doesnt leave her farm. They discover a common ground they never expected to find. Its a beautiful character study about artists and what makes art and the people who make art. Its about scars and wounds, and what goes on behind the surface What does it mean to be scarred. What does an injury leave on your soul? Hostage by Michelle Kholos Brooks Its a fictional take on the 1979 Iran hostage crisis ... 52 Americans were held hostage in Tehran for 444 days. The youngest was a 19-year-old Marine, and his mother would not take it. She was like a bulldog, and got permission to go to Tehran and see her son. The U.S. government takes the position that we wont negotiate. The woman says, I will work with them so I can see my child. Its a fictional account of what might have happened in that room, and what happens when she comes back: Shes a stranger in her own home, looked at as a traitor The mother is one of the most compelling women Ive read in a long time. It is a dream role for an actress. Mr. Parrish adds that with Hostage, Ms. Brooks did a wonderful job of writing three-dimensional characters. You understand them, he said, adding the mother finds common ground with her sons captors. This play looks at them: Where are they coming from? What drove them to this? What desperation? It brings multi-layered characters to the stage. Although hes talking about Hostage, Mr. Parrish could just as well be referring to all of the plays selected for PlayLab when he adds, These are important stories to be told. PLAYLABFrom page 1 The fth annual PlayLab>> What: Florida Repertory Theatres festival of new works >> When: Thursday-Sunday, May 3-6 >> Where: Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers >> Cost: $15 per show or $77 for an all-access pass, which includes keynote address >> Info: 332-4488 or www. oridarep.orgThe PlayLab lineup>> The Burdens by Matt Schatz 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3 >> Gary by Bruce Graham 2 p.m. Friday, May 4 >> Berta, Berta by Angelica Cheri 8 p.m. Friday, May 4 >> Maybe, Probably by Eric Henry Sanders 1 p.m. Saturday, May 5 >> Playwright panel and keynote talk 5 p.m. Saturday, May 5 >> Alabaster by Audrey Cefaly 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6 >> Hostage by Michelle Kholos Brooks 5:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 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 NaplesPrincessCruises.com 550 Port-O-Call Way, Naples, FL 34102 Mothers Day Taking power to taskOpera Naples rounds out season with Mozarts Le Nozze d Figaro BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.comIs there anything more fun than Italians in love? Set in the sexy backdrop of the Mediterranean in the 1960s, Figaro and Susanna will connive and contrive to outwit a lecherous count when Opera Naples brings Mozart s Le N ozze di Figaro to life at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at ArtisNaples. Under the musical direction of ON Artistic Director Ramon Tebar, ON singers and the Naples Philharmonic will take audiences on an effervescent romp through the incredibly fraught day of the couples wedding. Baritone Guido Loconsolo sings the role of Figaro; soprano Pureum Jo performs as Susanna. Mozart wrote the comedic opera in 1786 as a continuation of The Barber of Seville, finding Figaro serving in the court of Count Almaviva after having assisted him in acquiring the hand of Rosina. Unfortunately, the count has devolved into a skirt-chasing, scheming lech who plans to assert his traditional right of bedding Susanna, his wifes servant, on Susannas wedding night. She and Figaro must use all their wits and resources to di vert such an outcome. All this crazy journey is a perfect excuse for a genius like Mozart to make this apparent lightness into a greater message, Mr. Tebar said. This is a critique to the society of his time. How could a noble take such advantage of a servant? Its a very powerful political statement, and he does it with such geniality and wit. He added he chose the work for the closing production of the ON season because it rounds out the seasons earlier productions to provide a diversity of styles and c omposers. Le N ozze di Figaro represents the opposite side of the Italian opera tradition that ON highlighted with its opening production, Puccinis Madama Butterfly. Since we only have two opportunities to perform with the Naples Philharmonic, at the opening of the season and the closing, I try to find titles that are representative of the most important styles and composers, he said. And Mozarts genius is that he can convey universal themes in a manner that is entertaining and appealing to broad audiences. There are so many messages that are disguised by a certain lightness in this comedy, but thats what makes Mozart such a genius, said Ramon Tebar, artistic director of Opera Naples and conductor for Le Nozze di Figaro. Mozart, like Shakespeare, always speaks about universal subjects and real life. Like most of Mozarts works, Le Nozze di Fi garo conveys a wealth of emotions and plot contrivances to create an enjoyably complicated entertainment. In general, youll find everything in Mozart, Mr. Tebar said. You have tenderness, rage, sparkliness you can feel the brightness in the music, so everything is a melting pot of so many different characters, subjects, atmospheres and styles. Thats what makes Mozarts operas great. His imagination and wittiness encompass everything. The characters in The Marriage of Figaro in particular have a winning lightness despite the gravity of the plot, and playing Susanna has been a lifetime goal for soprano Pureum Jo. Having performed the role of supporting character Barbarina in the past (which also SEE OPERA, C20 Soprano Pureum Jo sings the lead role of Susanna. Baritone Guido Loconsolo plays Figaro. TEBAR
C6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOTHEATERJune & 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 www.naplesplayers.org.Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat By The Naples Players KizAct at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, May 7-8 and 14-15, at Sugden Community Theater. 262-2990 or www. naplesplayers.org. The Mystery of Irma Vep By Gulfshore Playhouse through May 20 at The Norris Center. 755 Eighth Ave. S. (866) 811-4111 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org.Ripcord By The Naples Players through May 20 in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. 2637990 or www.naplesplayers.org.Baby By TheatreZone through May 6 at G&L Theatre. 13275 Livingston Road. 424-9500 or www.theatrezone-florida. com.Four One-Act Comedies By The Marco Players through May 13 at The Marco Players Theater. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or www.marcoplayers.org.A Raisin in the Sun By Theatre Conspiracy May 3-13 at the Alliance for the Arts. Talkbacks are set for May 3 and 13 following the show. 10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. 939-2787 or www.artinlee.org/theatre.My Fair Lady Through May 19 at the Broadway Palm Theatre. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www. broadwaypalm.com.George Washingtons Teeth By Florida Repertory Theatre through May 13 at the Historic Arcade Theatre. 2268 Bay St., Fort Myers. 332-4488 or www. floridarep.org. See review on page C12.Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day! By Broadway Palm Childrens Theater through May 18. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, 278-4422 or www. broadwaypalm.com.Harrys Senior Moment Improv by the Harrys Senior Moment troupe through May 6 at the Off-Broadway Palm. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 278-4422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.THURSDAY5.3Pups 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. www.naplesgarden.org. Opera Night Tenor Livio Ferrari performs from 7-9 p.m. while guests enjoy a four-course dinner at Barbatella. $65. 1290 Third St. S. 2631955 or www. barbatellanaples.com. Jazzy The William Noll Jazz Ensemble performs with special guest Glenn Basham at 6:30 p.m. at Bentley Village. $25. 810 Retreat Drive. 390-2788 or www. stayinmay.com. Masterworks Naples Philharmonic performs works by Vladigerov, Prokofiev and Beethoven with pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk at 8 p.m. tonight and Friday, May 4, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.Funky George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic perform at 8 p.m. at Southwest Florida Event Center. $50-$90. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 245-9910 or www. swfleventcenter.com. FRIDAY5.4Farmers 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.Art Reception United Arts Council of Collier County hosts an opening reception for an exhibition by wilderness photographer Marc Harris from 4-6 p.m. at The Norris Center. The show hangs through Wednesday, May 30. Free. 755 Eighth Ave. S. 254-8242 or www.uaccollier.org.Beatles Art In honor of the 50th anniversary of the film Yellow Submarine, animator/director Ron Campbell brings a collection of his original cartoon art to HW Gallery today through Sunday, May 6. He will also create new Beatles pop art on the spot. 1305 Third St. S. 610389-1807 or email@example.com.Nawlins Jazz Steve Delauderanty and Dennis Miller perform New Orleans jazz at 6 p.m. at South Regional Library. $37. 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy. 390-2788 or www.stayinmay.com. Mama Actor and comedienne Vicki Lawrence brings her Mama character to the stage at 7:30 p.m. at Southwest Florida Event Center. $30-$7 8. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 245-9910 or www.swfleventcenter.com. Comedy Night The first in a familyfriendly monthly night of laughs with Stage 2 Improv presented by The Naples Players at 8 p.m. in the Tobye Studio at the Sudgen Community Theatre. 2637990 or www.naplesplayers.org. Music in the Garden The Woodwork performs at 8 p.m. at Naples Botanical Garden. 643-7275 or www. naplesgarden.org.SATURDAY5.5Cruisin Miromar Outlets hosts a car show featuring exotic, antique and custom rides from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com.To 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 www.thirdstreetsouth.com.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 to help visitors of all ages enjoy the outdoor and indoor trains. Corner of 10th St. S. and Fifth Ave. S. www.naplestrainmuseum.org. Om in the Swamp Spiritual healer Bethanny Gonzalez hosts a meditation at Corkscrew Audubon Swamp Sanctuarys natural amphitheater at 9 a.m. $10 for members, $20 for others. 348-9151 or www.corkscrew.audubon.org. Irma Survivors Everglades Wonder Gardens celebrates survivors of Hurricane Irma by offering free admission, popcorn, tacos and gifts from noon to 5 p.m. 27180 Old 41 Road. 992-2591 or www.evergladeswondergardens.com.May The Force Be with You Naples Regional Library invites Star Wars fans to dress as their favorite character and enjoy one of the films at 2 p.m. Free. 650 Central Ave. 263-7768 or www.collierlibrary.com. Run for the Roses Naples Junior Womens Club hosts its ninth annual Derby Dash to celebrate the Kentucky Derby from 5-8 p.m. at Naples Botanical Garden. $75-$100. 643-7275 or www. naplesgarden.org.Cinco de Meow Hop on a Naples Pub Cycle for a fiesta-flavored pub crawl from 6-9 p.m. to benefit Humane Society Naples. The tour will hit Naples Beach Brewery and Whiskey Park, where guests will enjoy a complimentary libation. A food truck, live music and the Humane Societys Paws Around Town bus loaded with adoptable kitties will also be on hand. $60, includes a two-hour tour, a drink ticket at each venue, a raffle ticket and a swag bag. 4110 Enterprise Ave. 643-1555 or www.hsnaples.org. A Breath of Fresh Air The Naples Orchestra & Chorus performs Beethovens Symphony No. 8 with Naples Philharmonic principal flautist Suzanne Kirton at 7 p.m. tonight and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Temple Shalom. $25. 4630 Pine Ridge Road. info@ naplesorchestraandchorus or www. naplesorchestraandchorus.org. 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. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. The Breaker Country music group Little Big Town with Kasey Musgraves and Midland performs at 7:30 p.m. at Germain Arena. 9 48-7825 or www.germainarena.com. Yes, And? Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs troupe Improv Tonight! performs at 8 p.m. $13.50-$15. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonitasprings.org.Funny Guy Comedian Adam Hunter takes the stage tonight and Sunday, May 6, at Off The Hook Comedy Club. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com. SUNDAY5.6Fresh 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.Treasures in the Sand DelnorWiggins Pass State Park hosts a lecture on tidal movements and beach creatures at 9:30 a.m. Free with park entry fee. 5976196 or www.floridastateparks.gov.Tasty The 34th annual Taste of Collier takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bayfront with bites from local restaurants, live entertainment, chef challenges and more. 331-7371 or www. tasteofcollier.com. Flute Recital Koreshan State Park hosts a performance by middle and high school flautists from 1-2:30 p.m. 3800 Corkscrew Road. 992-0311 or www.floridastateparks.gov. Sunday Funday Mercato hosts lawn games, Bloody Marys, mimosas and music by the Betty Fox Band from 1-3 p.m. 254-1080 or www.mercatoshops.com. Flashback Cinema Silverspot at Mercato screens Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) at 2 and 7 p.m. King Arthur and his knights embark on a surreal, low-budget quest to find the Holy Grail and encounter many silly obstacles. $9.50-$16.50. 592-0300 or www.silverspot.net.Foreign Film FGCUs Renaissance Academy screens The Spirit of the Beehive (Spain, 1973) at 2 p.m. at the universitys Naples campus. In 1940, a sensitive girl traumatized by watching Frankenstein drifts into her own fantasy world. $6 for members, $8 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or www.fgcu.edu. Musical Moments Center for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs hosts a performance of opera and musical theater selections at 3 p.m. $22.50-$25. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www. artcenterbonita.org. MONDAY5.7Sweet Jazz Wycliffe Gordon and Lew Del Gatto perform at 7 p.m. at North Naples United Methodist Church. $35. 6000 Goodlette-Frank Road. 3902788 or www.stayinmay.com.Films for Film Lovers Center for the Performing Arts Bonita Springs screens Life, Above All (South Africa, 2010) at 7 p.m. A touching motherdaughter story that reflects the modern South Africa. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita. org. PATRICE SHIELDS / COURTESY PHOTOWatch intrepid seniors (played by Bonnie Knapp, Dylan Shure and Janina Birtolo) compete for some prime real estate at their senior living community in The Naples Players production of Ripcord, running through May 20 on the mainstage at the Sugden Community Theatre. For tickets or more information, call 262-7990 or visit www.naplesplayers.org.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7TUESDAY5.8Roads Less Traveled Naples Regional Library hosts a presentation on Chinas rugged and remote Xinjiang province from 3-4:30 p.m. Free. 650 Central Ave. 263-7768 or www.collierlibrary.org.Second Tuesday Marco Island Center for the Arts hosts a reception for its exhibition of artists Lucrezia Biler, Anglika Kade and Joanna Sunshine, Rock, Paper, Scissors from 5:30-7 p.m. $10. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or www.marcoislandart.com. See story on page C3.Fire in your Soul Renowned vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire performs Shakespeare: Music and The Bard at 7 p.m. at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church. $30. 1225 Piper Blvd. 390-2788 or www. stayinmay.com. WEDNESDAY5.9Marco 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.Guided Walk Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary invites guests to explore the preserves pine flatwoods with a ranger from 9-11 a.m. Expect rough terrain and offtrail hiking. $10-$25. 375 Sanctuary Road. 348-9151 or www.corkscrew.audubon.org.Art and Big Band The Naples Big Band performs while artist Melinda Trick paints in Art Deco style at 7 p.m. at the Marco Island Historical Museum. $32. 180 S. Heathwood Drive. 390-2788 or www.stayinmay.com. COMING UPSUP? Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park hosts a beginning stand-up paddleboard class for people ages 12 and up at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 10. $15 plus park entry fee, reservations required. 431-0958 or www.naplesbeachadventures.com.Weve Got Pipes Stay in May hosts an organ crawl where guests will check out the organs at several local churches with host Michael Barone starting at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at First Presbyterian Church. $37. 250 Sixth St. S. 390-2788 or www.stayinmay. com. See story on page C1.Free Film Naples Regional Library screens Lady Bird (2017) at 2 p.m. In 2002, an artistically inclined teenager comes of age in Sacramento. 650 Central Ave. 263-7768 or www.collierlibrary.org. Tea for Two Brambles Tea Room and Storytellers of the Round Table team up for an evening of stories about moms and a full tea from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 10. $35. 340 Fifth Ave. S. 262-7894 or www.bramblestearoom.com. Opera Night Opera Naples presents The Marriage of Figaro at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at ArtisNaples. $25$115. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.Musical Wellness Musician Glenn Estrin and mindfulness instructor Angela Sanders lead a demonstration in using music as mind medicine at 7 p.m. Friday, May 11, at Bentley Village. 810 Retreat Drive. 390-2788 or www.stayinmay.com. Email calendar listings and high-resolution photos to Lindsey Nesmith at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send Word or text documents and jpgs with time, date, location, cost and contact information. No pdfs or photos of fliers. Deadline for calendar submissions is noon Monday. No phone calls, please. 5.4 Enjoy a family-friendly night of laughs with Enjoy a family-friendly night of laughs with Stage 2 Improv at 8 p.m. Friday in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden at 8 p.m. Friday in the Tobye Studio at the Sugden Community Theatre. The entertainment includes offCommunity Theatre. The entertainment includes offthe-cuff scenes, games and audience interaction with the-cuff scenes, games and audience interaction with improvisational pros including Mike Santos and Chris Rand. improvisational pros including Mike Santos and Chris Rand. www.naplesplayers.org Meet Meet Ron Campbell director of The Beatles 1960s Saturday director of The Beatles 1960s Saturday morning cartoon series and animator of the film Yellow morning cartoon series and animator of the film Yellow Submarine, at HW Gallery this weekend. Hell display and sell Submarine, at HW Gallery this weekend. Hell display and sell his works, including drawings from Scooby Doo, The Jetsons his works, including drawings from Scooby Doo, The Jetsons and Rugrats cartoons, from and Rugrats cartoons, from 4-8 p.m. Friday, noon to 6 4-8 p.m. Friday, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. 1305 Third St. S. p.m. Sunday. 1305 Third St. S. www.hwgallery.com5.4-6 Funk icon Funk icon George Clinton hits the stage with Parliament hits the stage with Parliament Funkadelic at 8 p.m. Thursday Funkadelic at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Southwest Florida Event at the Southwest Florida Event Center in Bonita Springs. Center in Bonita Springs. www.swfleventcenter.com Photographer Photographer Marc Harris gives gives guests an eyeful guests an eyeful at the opening at the opening reception for an reception for an exhibition of his exhibition of his work from 4-6 p.m. work from 4-6 p.m. Friday at The Norris Friday at The Norris Center. Pictured here Center. Pictured here is Pine Island Light is Pine Island Light Show. Show. www. uaccollier.org Find your center at a meditation Find your center at a meditation session with spiritual healer session with spiritual healer Bethanny Gonzalez Bethanny Gonzalez at 9 at 9 a.m. Saturday in the outdoor a.m. Saturday in the outdoor ampitheater at ampitheater at Audubon Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary . www.corkscrew. www.corkscrew. audubon.com audubon.com5.5 Throw back a couple of cold Throw back a couple of cold ones with Humane Society ones with Humane Society Naples during the Naples during the Cinco de Meow pub crawl from Naples pub crawl from Naples Beach Brewery to Whiskey Park Beach Brewery to Whiskey Park from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. You from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. You might even find a forever friend might even find a forever friend to adopt from the HSN Paws to adopt from the HSN Paws Around Town bus. Around Town bus. www.hsnaples.org188.8.131.52WADDY THOMPSON / COURTESY PHOTO WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO
C8 WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY A funny, touchingly entertaining, Tony Award nominated, musical exploring parenthood. THEATREZONEPRESENTSTICKETS ON SALE NOW ATtheatrezone-florida.com 239-424-9500 TheatreZone is a professional, Equity theatre.Is there anything more exciting, frightening and utterly transformational than impending parenthood? In this musical, three couples at various stages of life deal with the painful, rewarding and agonizingly funny consequences of the universal experience of pregnancy and upcoming parenthood. 13275 Livingston Road (on the Community School of Naples campus)APRIL 26 MAY 6 CELEBRATING OUR 80TH ANNIVERSARY 141 TAMIAMI TRAIL NORTH, NAPLES 239.261.7157 WYNNSONLINE.COM 7 7 For Mothers DayGulf Shrimp Platter approx 1lb. $29.99Must present coupon. While supplies last. Good through 5/17/18.Mezza Corona Pinot Grigio 750 ML FREE with a $60 grocery orderMust present coupon. While supplies last. Good through 5/17/18.Blue Diamond Nut ThinsArtisan or Regular Save $1.00 per boxMust present coupon. While supplies last. Good through 5/17/18.Pinnacle Smoked Scottish Salmon 4oz. $6.99 Limit 2 per customerMust present coupon. While supplies last. Good through 5/17/18.Fresh Blueberries 2 for $4.00Must present coupon. While supplies last. Good through 5/17/18.Keebler Club Crackers Buy One Get One FreeMust present coupon. While supplies last. Good through 5/17/18. CRAFT BEERS ON TAP20 0 Open 7 days a week239 631 8522bonehookbrewing.comLocated in Creekside Corners Plaza 1514 Immokalee Rd | Suite 106 Naples | FL | 34110 WEEKDAYS M ondays from 3-7pm $4 Pints under 8% ABV T uesdays from 5-7pm Free Taco with Pint Purchase Wednesdays 20% OFF CROWLERS & GROWLERS TO GO T hursdays $5 Sushi Apps from Komoon Friday May 45:30 porker bbq food truck 7:00 opposite states Friday May 115:30 porker bbq food truck 7:00 the woodwork ROUND & SPICY W E E K E K D A Y S D A Y S S COLLECTORS CORNERA find that opens memories of a special place in time scott SIMMONS email@example.com There are two ways you can tell when youre in the Glades. During the winter, the air hangs thick with the smoke of sugarcane fires and the sickeningly sweet scent of the bagasse mulling at the mill. But in the summer, it begins with the lovebugs. It used to be that as you drove out of LaBelle and neared U.S. 27, youd hear the first thwack. Then another. And another. Until, finally, the whole front of your car was coated with the sticky residue of the amorous insects, whose final climax had met an untimely end on your grill or windshield. Those things are the same. But for those of us who came of age in South Florida in the 1960s and 0s, much has changed. My great-grandparents, grandmother Dorothy and Aunt Cleo first came to Pahokee and Canal Point from southern Georgia in 1923. At the time, there were no roads to the Glades, so they would have taken the train to West Palm Beach, walked down Tamarind Avenue to the turning basin of the Spur Canal near where Howard Park and the Kravis Center now stand and been ferried along the Palm Beach Canal to another world at the northern tip of the Everglades. The rest of the family came to visit. Cousin Douglas Thompson later said he visited and wrote home to his daddy that you could plow a straight line as far as the eye could see. The land was so flat there was no need for terracing. The 40 years or so that followed were the heyday of the middle-class truck farmer, who worked his fields, but lived in town. That era ended about 40 years ago, as the last of the old-time farmers SCOTT SIMMONS / FLORIDA WEEKLYRoyal palms line Bacom Point Road into Pahokee.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 C9 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 A T WANG OPERA CENTER LE NOZZE DI FIGARO(THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO) MAY 10, 2018 AT 7:30 PM AT ARTISNAPLES HAYES HALL SPONSORED BY 489 Bayfront Place, Naples 239.530.2225 KENTUCKY DERBY144th Run For The Roses Live Viewing PartyJoin UsSaturday May 5th3 p.m. Fancy Hats and Sophisticated Southern Attire Greatly Encouraged! Win Prizes for Best Hat and Best Dressed! Enjoy Mint Juleps and Other Handcrafted Specialty Cocktails! APRIL 25 MAY 20HEARTFELT & HILARIOUS COMEDY Janina BIRTOLO BonnieKNAPP HEARTFELT & HILARIOU S C OMEDY HE AR AR TF TF E 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 COLLECTORS CORNERMy friend Janice Lowder, who owns a thrift shop in West Palm Beach, knew Id get a kick out of this can opener from Pahokee, the longtime home of my dads family and the town where I was born. Its funny how something as basic as this can opener can stir memories of a place and time. Pauls, a tire and automotive shop, stood near the old high school in Pahokee on the north side of the downtown core. The Elks, the KFC and the A&P all were nearby. The Sasser family owned it for many years; the owners son, J.P. Sasser, the former mayor of Pahokee, runs an auto body shop in Belle Glade. As a collector piece, the piece is not worth much a couple of dollars, maybe. But it stirs memories of a time when my birthplace was a thriving little hub of commerce along the shore of Lake Okeechobee. Thats priceless. THE FIND:A can opener from Pahokee retired and sold out, and big sugar and corporate farmers took over. Everyone knew everyone else in these small towns, where folks looked after each other. My grandmother said she never worried about my dad all she needed to do was ask and invariably someone knew exactly where he was and what he was up to. But all that has changed as the upper and middle classes of the Glades have shrunken away, leaving a cluster of towns that grapple with an unemployment rate that hovers somewhere around 40 percent, and brings with it poverty. But there is splendor amid the decay. I see great beauty as the shadows grow long over the abandoned Pahokee High School building, where my grandfather weathered the 1928 hurricane. And the big houses along Bacom Point Road remain elegant holdouts in a town that has seen better days. The rows of royal palm trees still line the entry to the city and beckon one to enter what was and what is Pahokee, the city whose name means grassy waters. I stop, breathe deeply and listen. They seem to whisper, Welcome.Dont miss:West Palm Beach Antiques Festival May 4-6 South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 4 (early buyer is noon-5 p.m.), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 5 and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 6. Tickets: $8 general admission, $12 two-day pass and $25 VIP, with early buyer and threeday pass. Info: 941-697-7475 or www. wpbaf.com.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 C11 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 TICKETS FROM $29239.481.4849 GulfCoastSymphony.org Elizabeth Baldwin Floria ToscaMarco PanuccioMario Cavaradossi Gustavo FeulienBaron ScarpiaVincent ConnorStage DirectorAndrew KurtzConductorDavid P. Gordon, Set Designer Michael Pasquini, Lighting DesignerFor complete production and cast information, visit gulfcoastsymphony.org SHE LIVED FOR ART. SHE DIED FOR LOVE.Sponsored in Part by: Advanced Pain Management & Spine SpecialistsSaturday, May 12, 7PM Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSWTosca, the singer, and her artist lover Cavaradossi, conspire to conquer the malicious forces determined to wedge them apart. Moving through the shadows in Romes churches and castles, they plot to undo the wicked intentions of their nemesis, the lecherous police sergeant, Scarpia, in Puccinis masterful love story, rich with captivating arias and orchestral drama.Sung in Italian with English subtitles projected above the stage. t-michaels.comSunday-Thursday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. WATERFRONT DINING IN VENETIAN VILLAGE4050 Gulf Shore Boulevard North Take US 41 to Park Shore Reservations Taken 239.261.0622 Weekend Specials NOW SERVING IN THE LOUNGE AND DINING ROOMF day Delicious BBQ Baby Back Ribs with fries, Beans, Cole slaw 1/2 Rack: $14 Full Rack $24 All You Can Eat Fish & Chips $19Sa rday BEST DEAL IN TOWN Prime 12 oz. Prime Rib with Mashed Potato and Vegetable $21 Add a lobster tail for $15 more Join Us On May 5th for The Kentucky Derby and Cinco de MayoMargarita and Drink specials | Live Music NEW SUMMER MENU!HAPPY HOUR IN THE LOUNGE 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. KidzAct presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatKidzAct of The Naples Players presents Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webers family musical Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in four performances Monday and Tuesday evenings, May 7-8 and 14-15, at the Sugden Community Theatre. Directed and choreographed by Dawn LebrechtFornara, the production is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Israels favorite son, Joseph, his 11 brothers and the coat of many colors. Songs include Go Go Go Joseph, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door. The well-known show reaches an entirely new level through Ms. Lebrecht-Fornaras choreography and direction and lavish costuming by Mary Anne McKerrow, says TNP Executive Artistic Director Bryce Alexander. Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows Joseph after his brothers sell him into slavery. He ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphars wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams and soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired Pharaoh. Josephs solution to Egypts famine elevates him to Pharaohs right-hand man and reunites him with his family.Get in on the KidzActRegistration is open now for TNPS summer acting, dancing, singing and performance classes for ages 3 and up. The summer shows are Junie B. Jones the Musical, Aladdin Jr. and Chicago Teen. Sign up at www.naplesplayers. org or call 434-7340, ext. 127, for more information. PATRICE SHIELDS / COURTESY PHOTOAlex Portaro, Sawyer True and Lila Prince in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat>> Who: KidzAct of The Naples Players >> When: 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, May 7-8 and 14-15 >> Where: The Sugden Community Theatre >> Cost: $20 for adults, $10 for students and educators >> Info: 263-7990 or www.naplesplayers.org
C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Voted BEST BBQ 5 years in a row! 10395 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, FL 34108239-631-626610395 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, FL 34108239-631-6266 THREE GREAT LOCAL & FAMILY OWNED RESTAURANTS PHELANBRANDS.COM TAKE HOME OUR AWARD-WINNING KEY LIME PIE! TAKE HOME OUR AWARD-WINNING KEY LIME PIE!VOTED BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT! OFF10% ARTS COMMENTARYFalse teeth, false history and genuine laughs at Florida RepYou dont have to be a dentist or possess a tooth fetish to love George Washingtons Teeth. If even just hearing the title makes you chuckle or smile, you should like this new work by Mark St. Germain thats enjoying its world premiere at Florida Repertory Theatre. This zany comedy revolves around a small historical society in the fictional town of New Bunion, somewhere in New England. Well, small is an understatement: The society has a grand total of three members: Hester (Carrie Lund), an uptight and unhappy woman who can trace her ancestors back to the towns beginnings; Ann Mather (Liz Abbott), a glamorous trophy wife who is both kind and smart; and Edie (Viki Boyle), the towns wonderfully ditzy florist, who experiences episodes of narcolepsy whenever she becomes too excited or stressed. The trio is experiencing a crisis: Theyre going to be relegated to the basement of the towns senior center unless they can come up with enough money to buy the building they currently occupy. But the historical society, with its odd, offbeat collection of questionable artifacts, needs to make itself relevant in order to do so. Enter Jess (Jackie Rivera), an equally questionable 20-something who, with her half-purple hair, multiple piercings and neck tattoo, seems an unlikely candidate for membership. But its Jess who tells the others about a set of George Washingtons teeth that were made in New Bunion. The women see those false teeth as their salvation. If they can only get them and put them on exhibit, they can raise enough money to save their historical society, they believe. But when they meet Louisa (Patricia R. Floyd), who owns the teeth, things dont go quite as planned. The action takes place during the Fourth of July holiday, when New Bunion holds its annual re-enactment of the Battle of New Bunion. (Its just a ploy to bring in tourists; the battle never actually took place during the American Revolution.) The Battle of New Bunion never happened, but if it did, ours is still bigger! proclaims Big Jim (Jason Parrish), the unseen voice announcing events over a loudspeaker. He gives a running commentary of things happening offstage, providing humorous comments just like the public address system did in M*A*S*H. You might have seen George Washingtons Teeth when it was presented as a reading at last years PlayLab, the theaters festival for new plays. Audience response was so positive, the venue chose to stage it as a full production this season. Florida Rep has produced other plays by Mr. St. Germain. Camping with Henry and Tom and Best of Enemies both enjoyed highly successful runs, but this one differs in tone from those previous productions. George Washingtons Teeth is a farce, of sorts. It has the madcap attitude of a farce, but not necessarily the multiple slamming doors. It does, however, have a fire pole, being set in the former New Bunion Fire House. (Wasnt it Anton Chekhov who famously said that if you put a fire pole in a play in the first act, it has to be used by the second?) And God bless Mr. St. Germain its a play written for five women. Not only that, but four of the five are, shall we say, past ingnue age, and one character is African-American. The playwrights comedic fingerprints are all over this work. Even the names are slyly historic-sounding: Hester, of course, recalling The Scarlet Letter, and Mather harkening back to Cotton Mather. The objects in the historical society are part history, part Ripleys Believe It Or Not, including arrowheads (despite the fact no tribes wanted to settle there) and the largest pig hairball that was hacked up in 1885. Ms. Lund, as the towns former fifthgrade teacher and principal, has a perpetually sour disposition. She possesses a self-righteous pride about her lineage, like a Daughter of the American Revolution on steroids. When Jess says the moose antler chair Hesters forefather made reminds her of Game of Thrones, Hester sniffs: I dont waste my time on TV game shows! With her priceless delivery, Ms. Lund can get a laugh out of even threeword-sentences. Ms. Boyle is endearing in her softspoken craziness, and her character is much hipper than she initially appears. Her loopy logic brings many of the evenings laughs. And its great to see Ms. Abbott on stage again after a long absence. As Ann Mather, she drips with sophistication and graciousness. With nary a false step or a false note, shes entertaining to watch. Ms. Rivera, a newcomer to Florida Rep, brings a welcome energy to the play. When she first walked onstage, it was as if shed just delivered a shot in the arm to the play, whose beginning seemed a little shaky opening night. (Of course, the playwright has been tweaking the play, and the actors received new lines as late as 5 p.m. that evening. And the nearby Smoke on the Water Barbeque & Music Festival was also a disturbance, with a stage just one block away from the theater. It was so close that live music was leaking into the play, whose own soundtrack is more drum and fife than drums and electric guitars.) Ms. Floyd, another Florida Rep newcomer, brings a harsh dose of reality to this farce when she reveals New Bunions racist history and shines a light on its current inhabitants ignorance. Her character is a formidable woman who can hold her own with Hester, though her initial outfit seems not classy enough for her. (Costume designer Alice Neff more than redeems herself at the end of the play, though.) This is a funny play, but still evolving. Jim Hunters set of a fire-houseturned-museum is cavernous and filled with flags, costumes, old photographs, an Edison phonograph and no end of strange objects. It is so large, that at times the actors seem lost within it. Sometimes I had the impression they were communicating with each other across a canyon. And director Abigail Zealey Besss staging is a little puzzling at times, with actors going to various parts of the set without a specific reason. The dance sequence, too, couldve been mined for more humor. With George Washingtons Teeth, Mr. St. Germain pokes fun at small towns, strange historical societies, male mid-life crises and racism, all in a way thats entertaining, illuminating and oddly patriotic without being jingoistic. Dentistry has never been so much fun. nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com George Washingtons Teeth>> Who: Florida Reportory Theatre >> When: through May 13 >> Where: The Historic Arcade Theatre, Fort Myers >> Cost: $45 and $55 >> Info: 332-4488 or www. oridarep.org JOE DAFELDECKER / COURTESY PHOTOSCarrie Lund, Viki Boyle and Liz Abbott as the three members of the historical society in the town of New Bunion.
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Numerous supporting characters from the MCU also appear, and its a credit to writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, as well as directorbrothers Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America: Civil War), that the 149-minute film is balanced and never rushed, with all the characters feeling prominent and necessary. The disparate storylines connect in a logical, unforced way, and the chemistry among the cast members, especially those whove never shared the screen before, is seamless. Its as if the actors have watched one anothers movies and are excited to finally work together. Expectedly, the action, visual effects and spectacle of it all are impressive, but what should not be overlooked is its humor. Spider-Man has choice pop culture references, Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) offers some good laughs, and Downeys Tony Stark is, well, his amusing self. Heres why this is important: If the movie were all action, death and destruction, it would be joyless (you know, like DCs Batman v. 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C26 WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Culinary Art.Technicolor Views. Venetian Village 4270 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples 239-649-5552 baysideseafoodgrillandbar.comSparkling Waterfront Views and Live Entertainment! 239-231-3912 221 9th Street South, Naples,FL 34102 in the Bellasera Resort HAPPY HOUR: 4-6 PM Daily BRUNCH Sunday: 10:30 AM 2 PMFeaturing endless mimosas & other drink specials LUNCH Monday-Saturday: 11 AM 2 PM DINNER Sun-Thurs: 5 PM 9 PM | Fri & Sat: 5 PM 10 PM NOW OPEN FOR LUNCH & BRUNCH! AM PM AM PM $7 BANDS Places that take dessert seriously3KARENSTHREE FOR2 RIDGWAY BAR & GRILL, 1300 3rd St. S, Naples; 2622-5500; ridgwaybarandgrill.comFor many restaurants, desserts are an afterthought and not much of one. Not only are they a serious course here, they are listed on the website and produced by chef/owner Tony Ridgways adjoining establishment Tonys on Third, an accomplished wine shop and bakery. Consider the apple galette (order when you order your entre), the chocolate almond torte or the justifiably famous Truffle original carrot cake, a signature dish for 46 years. Perhaps some Quady Essencia or Pacific Rim Vin de Glaciere Riesling to pair with that.1 NORMAN LOVE CONFECTIONS, 3747 Tamiami Trail N., Naples; 687-7215; normanloveconfections.comAfter a meal at neighboring USS Nemo or perhaps you are among those who believe life is uncertain and so dessert should come first, there is Norman Loves Chocolate Salon. Whether you are in the mood for premium chocolates with nary a smidgen of preservatives but loads of natural flavor Im a big fan of the passion fruit truffle a gorgeous and equally delicious pastry or freshly made gelato, its ready and waiting at this palace of sweet indulgence.3THE GRILL ROOM, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples; 598-6644; ritzcarlton.comThe Ritz does so many things so well that its hard to single out any one aspect of the operation but being a dessert lover, Id have to say that its cakes and confections have long been a high point of meals there. Consider any of a number of souffls chocolate, Grand Marnier or toffee, perhaps? or a 12-layer chocolate cake or indulgent Pavlova with marzipan ice cream and poached pear. For those who prefer savory to sweet, the restaurant offers a cheese plate with four American artisanal varieties along with bread. (Make sure to get there before June 25, when the hotel will close for a couple of months for remodeling.) Karen Feldman, email@example.com CUISINE
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 CUISINEChops still draws diners by going over the top A recent introduction to Culinary Concepts latest venture, The Saloon Wood-Fired Grill at Coconut Point, reminded me its been some years since I last visited the small, locally owned chains other Lee County restaurant, Chops City Grill. The company also owns Yabba Island Grill, Pazzo Cucina Italiana and another Chops in Naples, but theyre out of my territory. With the snowbirds mostly migrated back to their northern nests, it seemed like a good time to revisit this popular standby known for its top-shelf steaks and, ahem, premium prices. (Think $50 grouper and braised short ribs.) Dining on someone elses dime has its privileges, but I dont look forward to eating dry-aged steaks or foie gras any more than I do to chowing down on fresh tortillas stuffed with head meat at a humble taqueria. If anything, the latters authenticity and value are more palatable to me. Nevertheless, Chops merits respect for survival. The high-ceilinged, luxuriously appointed 300-seat restaurant arrived amid the early 2000s building boom and outlasted the inevitable real estate bust, not to mention the perennial rollercoaster that is Bonita Springs seasonal economy. Now that were riding another growth upswing, it appears that Chops is well positioned to take advantage of it. Not much has changed there. The sprawling, dimly lit dining room fairly busy for a weeknight still bears lavender-tinted walls, shiny copper-colored columns and cherry-toned wood furniture. Chops wine list received a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence from 2001 to 2016 but not since, and the cocktail program features some craft spirits but appears behind the trend toward obscure bitters and smoked or smoking garnishes. There are still fruity martinis, though. The Blueberry Lemon Drop ($12.50) was a nicely balanced combination of citrus vodka, blueberry schnapps and lemon juice. The Dreamtini ($12.50) also had citrus vodka along with watermelon liqueur and a splash of cranberry juice. Good crusty bread was soon served with parsley-infused oil, but we barely had the chance to nibble before the first course arrived. Aside from raw-bar options, the appetizer list is a concise seven items including calamari, roasted oysters and spring rolls. Billed as the best ever, the New England clam chowder ($9.50) was lighter on the palate than most versions but nonetheless suffused with briny clam essence. A trio of freshly steamed littlenecks rested atop the creamy white soup along with bits of scallion and bacon, parsley and oyster crackers. Best ever? I dont know, but it was very good indeed. The crab and lobster cakes ($17.90) resembled meatballs, presented as spherical shapes blanketed with a reddish sauce of roasted tomatoes. The intensely flavored gravy might have been a touch too assertive for the delicate flavor of Maine lobster and jumbo lump, king and stone crab in the cakes; a more sparing application, akin to the tangy dollops of yuzu remoulade around the rim of the plate, might have served the posh seafood better. Entrees arrived soon after we finished the first course. Service was actually a bit more brisk than necessary when we wanted to relax and savor a leisurely meal and a glass of wine. We did order wines for our entrees, but the server realized at dessert time that she forgot to bring them and apologized. If youre in the mood for comfort food, Chops obliges with amped up meatloaf (veal with Cabernet Sauvignon gravy), short rib stroganoff (with truffle foam) and vegetarian lasagna (with zucchini noodles). From the ample seafood dishes, we chose the jalapeo-pecan shrimp ($24.50), which consisted of 10 shellfish grilled on skewers and served with jalapeo pecan butter sauce. Not too spicy! the menu reassures. Not at all spicy, we thought, even though we could see bits of diced jalapeno on the plate. The pecans added pops of crunchiness to the creamy sauce, and the shrimp were perfectly cooked. Steamed broccoli and superb Parmesan risotto filled out the plate. For beefeaters, Chops has three filet cuts, a sirloin and a ribeye as well as dry-aged strips, ribeye and prime rib. These include one choice of side, but most of the vegetable options involve added charges (not unusual in high-end steakhouses) and additional sides are $8. Sauces are $1.50 extra even if you order a $65 14-ounce filet. I decided to go with the 14-ounce dry-aged strip steak ($48) because it is such a lean cut that could truly benefit from the flavor-deepening and textureenhancing benefits of aging. It made a difference, for sure, in tenderness and taste but Im just as happy with a fatty $10 ribeye seared in my cast-iron skillet. My half-dozen spears of roasted asparagus ($5.50 extra) were beautifully charred and tender-crisp. If Id known the steak would be topped with fried onion rings, I probably wouldnt have bothered ordering the truffle fries ($8 extra for a smallish plate), which were thick planks of soft potato that tended to fall apart. Save some of your steak for tomorrows lunch so you can indulge in the Melting Carrot Cake ($10), one of the best renditions Ive ever tasted. Nine thin layers of warm, moist cake alternate with soft cream cheese icing. The vanilla bean ice cream melting on top may be gilding the lily, but who cares? The tang of pineapple in the cake and the passion fruit syrup on the plate helped counterbalance the sweetness, while dehydrated heirloom carrot coins resembled edible blossoms. Over the top? Perhaps, thats part of Chops surviving charm. drew STERWALDcuisine@floridaweekly.com Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Lobster-crab cakes are smothered in roasted tomato sauce.DREW STERWALD / FLORIDA WEEKLYA 12-ounce strip steak with roasted asparagus and onion rings Clam chowder is a popular appetizer at Chops. Grilled shrimp in jalapeno-pecan butter sauce are served over risotto. Chops City Grill8200 Health Center Blvd. Bonita Springs; 992-4677 Ratings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: >> Hours: 4:45 p.m.-9 p.m. SundayThursday, 4:45 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $9.50-$18.50; entrees, $24.50-$65.50 >> Beverages: Full bar >> Specialties of the house: Steaks, upscale comfort food >> Volume: Moderate to loud >> Parking: Attached lot >> Website: www.chopsbonita.com Specials good from December 7-9, 2017. Lobster prices subject to change without notice. Please call for pricing. 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Publisher Shelley Hobbs Editor Cindy Pierce Presentation Editor Eric Raddatz Account Executives Gail Dingee Michele Foley Cori Higgins Lexi Markle Rob Patterson Nicole Ryan Adam Schonberg Graphic Designers Chris Andruskiewicz Alisa Bowman Paul Heinrich Hannah Kruse Meg Roloff Scott Sleeper Florida Weekly9051 Tamiami Trail N. Naples, FL 34108 Ph: 239-325-1960 Fx: 239-325-1964 Subscriptions:Call 239.333.2135 or visit www.floridaweekly.com One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95.www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY2 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 A FULL-SERVICE LAW FIRM SINCE 1924 Adapting. Changing. Moving forward.henlaw.com 239.344.1100 88 89 Pelican Bay Boulevard Suite 400 Naples, FL 34108 2018 Henderson Franklin Starnes & Holt, P.A.Working Together To Build a Better Community Since 1924. BUSINESS AND TAX LAW BUSINESS AND CIVIL LITIGATION DIVORCE, MARITAL & FAMILY LAW EMPLOYMENT LAW ESTATE, TRUST AND PROBATE LITIGATION INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS REAL ESTATE SUCCESSION PLANNING WILLS, TRUST & ESTATE PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION Fort Myers Bonita Springs Sanibel NaplesWelcome to our BEST special sectionWelcome to our favorite project of the year, where we shine light on a lot of the BEST, of course, but also take on some of the wackiest, most wondrous, obscure and even ridiculous people and things that make Southwest Florida the BEST place to be. While many best of publications are filled only with content thats bought and paid for, thats not our style at Florida Weekly. Yes, our advertisers the folks who make this piece of Florida pulp and history possible receive their share of shout-outs from us in these pages. Its only fair. But the bulk of our BEST section has nothing to do with invoices or ballot box stuffing. After no insignificant amount of non-scientifically scouring our archives and various other sources, this annual missive emerges, filled with things we praise and applaud, pontificate on and poke fun at. Heres to the BEST of Southwest Florida 2018. We had fun with it, and we hope you do, too.ON THE COVER Leoma Lovegrove florida artist /fl rida/ /rtist/ (noun) Florida artist, impress ionist painter, wife, celebrity, local historian patriotic, colorful, energetic, business savvy, kooky, vibrant, marketing genius, Midwest transplant, animal lover, fisherwoman, devoted friend and did we mention colorful? These are just some words one might use to describe the fun-filled gal that is Matlacha artist extraordinaire Leoma Lovegrove.BESTOFTHEBEST PAGEFrom the BEST line of hurricane defense that emerged in the face of Irma to the BEST one that got away.LETUS ENTERTAINYOU PAGEWhen it comes to leisure time, man cannot live on beaches and sunsets alone. We need live theater and music, shopping and movies, museums and galleries, places to take the kids and grandkids and other places to point our houseguests for exploring on their own when everyone needs a little space. Lucky for us, we have the BEST of them all.ONLYINPARADISE PAGEHere are some of the notable faces and places that exemplify the BEST of what our fair city by the sea has to offer.BONAPPETIT PAGEGoing out to eat has become the great American pastime, but in these parts people seem to make it their job. Tuck into some of the BEST morsels weve been slavering over.HOMESWEET HOME PAGEbbWhether you already live here or look forward to settling in Southwest Florida someday down the road, lots of folks are at the ready to make sure its always the BEST home, sweet home.ATYOURSERVICE PAGEtFor those with the time, the skills and the tools, DIY projects have their place. But when it comes to the serious business of life, we always recommend going with the BEST professional you can find. LOOKINGGOODn FEELINGGOOD PAGELets face it: Floridians feel better and look better than most folks anywhere else. After all, it was here that Ponce de Leon came in search of the fountain of youth. More than 500 years later, the Fountain of Youth still eludes us. Fortunately, that doesnt mean we cant be our BEST while were here.GETTINGAROUND PAGEfDepending on the time of year, getting around town on SWFL roads can take a while. Theres no better argument to justify driving the BEST, most fun car you can afford. POLITICSASUSUAL PAGEfThe only thing we can really count on as far as politics go in the Sunshine State is that usual means, well, just about anything goes. And we mean that in the BEST possible way.BEST writers :Robin DeMattia, Ted Epstein, Karen Feldman, Kristine Gill, Michael Korb, Cynthia Mott, Lindsey Nesmith, Cindy Pierce, Ivan Seligman, Robbie Spencer, Nancy Stetson, Evan Williams and Roger Williams.BEST photographers:Bernadette La Paglia, Charlie McDonald, Cynthia Mott, Vanessa Rogers, Ivan Seligman and Louis Venne. 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FLORIDA WEEKLY4 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 Best of the BestBESTLINEOFHURRICANEDEFENSERookery Bay mangrovesRookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserves mangroves were the first and Best line of defense against Hurricane Irma, helping to slow storm surge, disperse wave energy and reduce shoreline erosion on beaches and riverbanks. The largest subtropical wetland ecosystem in North America and the largest mangrove ecosystem in the western hemisphere, the reserves 110,000 acres encompass roughly 40 percent of the Collier County coastline. Thats a big line of defense.BESTREASONTOCELEBRATEWe survived Hurricane Irmanuf said although this edition of Best includes numerous nods to the hurricane heroes who revealed themselves in the aftermath of the September storm that wreaked havoc from Everglades City to Arcadia and beyond. Look for them making landfall throughout the next 96 pages. Read on.BESTFORErCASTSHADOWING200-year rainfall hits NaplesLast years rainy season started with a bang thanks to a rain event in June that delivered 19-inches over a three-day period an amount that experts say exceeds a 200-year rain event. It could be argued that someone was trying to tell us something, because things just went downhill from there thanks to the aforementioned disaster. Ironically, we were facing water shortages earlier in the year. Heres hoping we dont get that lucky again for another 200 years. But just in case, were buying stock in DampRid.BESTREASONTOSKIPSPINCLASSNaples PubcycleWhile drinking and driving is a definite no-no, drinking and cycling seem to go together like wine and cheese or sweating and oldies. Naples Pubcycle is a 15-seater people-powered (yes, you pedal) bike that allows you to tour our fair city while seated at a bar as it moves (slowly) thr ough traffic. Its like experiencing a perfectly legal DUI while burning the calories youre ingesting. Its the very definition of win-win. So if youve debated taking a step class but might be more suited to a 12-step program, run dont walk to Naples Pubcycle. www. naplepubcycle.com; 877-1988.BESTWAYTOBEATBEACHPARKINGWOESThe free Collier beach busBeach blanket? Check. Sunscreen? Check. Free ride to the beach? Check! Collier County offered a free beach bus for the second year this season, and ridership quadrupled over last year. Beachgoers can park anywhere along the route from Conner Park to Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, Vanderbilt Beach and Mercato and catch the bus at a bus stop or flag it down. Two busses decorated in beach scenes come by every 15 minutes. The shuttle ended April 30 but will pick up again next season. Sarasota Port Charlotte Fort Myers Cape Coral Naples jasonsdeli.com Meeting and eatingOrder online at jasonsdeli.com is easy, even on short notice.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY26 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 BESTFREEJAZZSummerJazz on the GulfThey say the Best things in life are free. And we say the Best free music is the SummerJazz on the Gulf concert series presented for the 33rd year this summer by the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Mark your calendar to enjoy Gulf views and breezes June 23 (Show Biz Kids), July 14 (Late Night Brass), Aug. 18 (TBone Hamiltons Big Easy Revue) and Sept. 15 (Pocket Change). www.naplesbeachhotel.com.BESTTHEATER FORTHECOMMUNITYThe Naples PlayersThe Naples Players celebrates 65 years as one of the most highly rated theatres of its kind in the nation with the most exciting season lineup in the companys history. In keeping with its mission to provide a superior theater experience, TNP offers year-round dazzling musicals complete with a full orchestra, heartfelt comedies, thoughtful dramas and world premieres. The perfect night out in Naples includes a great show at the Sugden Community Theatre in the heart of Fifth Avenue Souths shopping and dining. Coming up in the 65th anniversary season: Chicago The Musical, Irving Berlins White Christmas and Guys and Dolls. 239-263-7990; www.naplesplayers.org.BESTCAMPFORKIDSNaples ZooEducation is at the heart of Naples Zoos mission and Camp WILD is an important part of the Zoos growing education programs. At sessions every spring, summer and winter, campers ages 5-12 enjoy an unforgettable experience, encountering animals up-close with glimpses behind the scenes, participating in fun games and activities, creating arts and crafts and making new friends. Camp WILDs dynamic themes immerse kids in nature while teaching them to be stewards for our planet. Sign your young explorer up today for the wildest camp in town. www.napleszoo.org/campwild.BESTBUZZNaples Beach BreweryWe all love beer, and if were under 40, we all love craft beer. And the Best local craft beer for alcohol content and taste is on tap at Naples Beach Brewery. The Line Dropper packs a punch at 9 percent alcohol by volume and leaves you feeling heady and ready for a second. Mango and ginger make for an easy-to-drink cold one with a clever name and an affordable price point. Not to be outdone, its brother brew, the Key Lime Dropper, is similarly strong with a citrus taste.BESTBROADWAYINNAPLESTheatreZoneTheatreZone was founded 14 years ago by Mark and Karen Danni, veterans of Broadway, Off-Broadway and national tours. The pair bring their firsthand knowledge of Broadway shows to the musicals they produce at the 250-seat G&L Theatre on the Community School of Naples campus. TheatreZone is an Equity theatre featuring professional actors and musicians from across the country. An intimate setting, high-caliber performances, beautiful costumes and memorable music are why TheatreZone shows play to sold-out audiences every time. Thats music to their ears. 239-424-9500; www.theatrezone-florida.com.BESTVALUEFORE APRIVATEGOLFCLUBQuail Village Golf ClubQuail Village Golf Club is a private golf club known for its friendliness and exceptional value. Its a rarity among golf clubs, with no initiation fee and sensible non-resident member annual dues (even less if you are single or under age 63). Members love the clubhouse restaurant, and Bogeys Outdoor
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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY34 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 BESTUSEOFBRAWN ANDBRAINSCCSO Chief Jim Bloom Feeling safe is important to everyone, and with Chief Jim Bloom of the Collier County Sheriffs Office on watch, we can sleep tight. Chief Blooms big muscles match his big heart; whether hes helping the community get through a disaster or supporting our local nonprofits, youll always find him with a smile and a willingness to help. BESTUSEOFGLITTERANDBLINGAmanda JaronWhen you see glitter, its a safe bet that Amanda Jaron is in the house. The owner os A. JARON Fine Jewelry in the arts district on Bayshore Drive has been designing jewelry since she was a child. Shes also the founder of The GLITTER Foundation, a nonprofit that bring art education and art therapy to Southwest Florida children. And she wears bling like no one else. Glitter is my favorite color, she allows.BESTTITLEDSEMINARLiving to 100As life expectancies continue to increase thanks to breakthroughs in medicine and technology, its more important than ever before to make sure you name your seminars in such a way that people will get excited. Or confused. Or maybe a bit of both. Shell Point Retirement Community hit the mark with one dubbed Living to 100: Is There an App for That? Our guess is nah. BESTGROSSPRESSRELEASEThe deer-eating pythonEwwwww! Thats what we said when we downloaded the images accompanying the Conservancy of Southwest Floridas press release about an Evergladesresiding Burmese python that bit off more than its own body weight. The 31-pound, 11-foot-long invasive reptilian was found in the process of digesting a 35-pound young white-tailed deer. Conservancy biologists studied the incident and shared the findings for publication in the Herpetological Review. It is believed to be the largest predator-to-prey ratio documented with the Burmese python. Ever. Fascinating. But we could have done without the pictures.BESTMEANINGLESSVOTEMedical marijuana dispensariesA majority of Collier County commissioners voted to allow medical marijuana dispensaries to be treated like pharmacies, meaning they could open anywhere a pharmacy could as long as its not within 500 feet of a school. Too bad a supermajority at least four votes is needed for the measure to pass. The 3-2 vote will mean nothing unless one of the two dissenters changes her mind when the code change is brought back for formal adoption this summer. In the meantime, dispensaries are banned in Collier County until June 30.BESTWAYTOLEARNTOSAILColgate Offshore Sailing SchoolSteve and Doris Colgates Offshore Sailing School owns and operates schools at vacation destinations in Florida on Captiva Island, Fort Myers Beach and St. Petersburg as well as on Tortola and Scrub Island in the British Virgin Islands. Over the past 53 years, the company has taught more than 140,000 people of all ages to sail. Options include sailing lessons, certification courses for Learn-to-Sail, performance sailing and bareboat charter cruising, group team building and leadership programs. Learn aboard the Colgate 26 and 40to 50-foot cruising yachts and catamarans. The courses are packaged with premier resort accommodations. 888-385-6857; www.OffshoreSailing.com. Where history lives! Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, FL Naples Depot Museum 1051 5th Avenue South, Naples, FL Marco Island Historical Museum 180 South Heathwood Drive, Marco Island, FL Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch 1215 Roberts Avenue West, Immokalee, FL Museum of the Everglades 105 West Broadway, Everglades City, FL Free admission at all locations! For more info, visit CollierMuseums.com
PROUD TO BE THE BEST OF MUSICAL THEATRE 13275 Livingston Road (on the Community School of Naples campus)THEATREZONE PRESENTSTICKETS ON SALE NOW ATtheatrezone-orida.com 239-424-9500 TheatreZone is a professional, Equity theatre. December 7-9, 2018 March 8-18 April 26,May 6 January 11-21 February 8-18 October 11-14, 2018Winner of 3 Tony AwardsTHE 2018-19 SEASON LINEUP
www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY36 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 BESTBEACHBUDDYbeachBubDont be that girl chasing her umbrella down the beach. Spare yourself and your next-towel neighbors by investing in the beachBub, a weighted pyramid base that uses sand from the beach to keep your umbrella in place. Its easier to use than those corkscrew bases and it can withstand upwards of 40-mph winds, should you decide to stare down the next hurricane. The Best part? It was invented right here in Naples. www.beachbub.com.BESTBEACHREADA House without MeatballsComedian and Neapolitan Vinny Romano tries to make sense of his upbringing and the implications of our DNA in the self-published autobiography he calls A House Without Meatballs. Adopted at birth, this Chicago native didnt understand why he was always craving Italian food. He finds the answer to that and much more using DNA in this touching and witty read. Find it on Amazon and at our local Barnes & Noble. BESTESCAPECLOSETOHOMEBarefoot Beach County Preserve Run away for the day to one of Collier Countys hidden treasures. Not only is Barefoot Beach County Preserve considered one of the most pristine beaches and preserves in the area, parking seems to always be available (a Collier County parking pass gets you in free; non-residents pay a small fee). Discover it at the end of Barefoot Beach Road off of Bonita Beach Road. Youll drive through a residential community of million dollar homes on your way to the 342 acres of natural beauty.BESTCOLLECTIONOFISLAND VACATIONPROPERTIESMarco EscapesA leader for the finest vacation rental properties on Marco Island and Naples, Marco Escapes delivers unparalleled professionalism, unmatched work ethic and superior guest support. Browse the portfolio and choose from modern, family-friendly homes to epic waterfront mansions, all of which meet exacting standards of comfort, cleanliness, beauty and location. From family vacations to a romantic rendezvous for two, this is where memories are made. 239-217-6300; www.MarcoEscapes.com. BESTHURRICANETIPCCSOBuy bottled water, lay in the nonperishables, fill up the gas tank. Weve heard them all, but how about following the Collier County Sheriffs Office on Facebook? It was the go-to source for information during Hurricane Irma. Penned by Chief Stephanie Spell, the social media daily wrap-up posts delivered the perfect blend of pertinent information and much-needed wit during a stressful time for all. BESTWAYTOMAKEADAYAT THEBEACHEVENBETTERReal-time parking availabilityAnother reason to get on your phone in the car! Collier County has enlisted the help of T-2 Parking Solutions, which plans to provide an automatic counting system tallying open spaces at the Vanderbilt Beach garage and nearby Delnor-Wiggins State Park. The goal is to get the system running at every beach spot in the county. And to let those local officials off the hook for keeping the Full sign lit up even when people have packed up their beach chairs and gone home. Glorious Food, Great Shops & Graceful Byways (239) 434-6533 thirdstreetsouth.com
www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY38 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 Dante DiSabato | Broker Associate When youre looking to experience the ideal Naples lifestyle, you owe it to yourself to call Dante DiSabato at William Raveis Real Estate and see listings that put you in the heart of the city that the Today show named The Happiest, Healthiest City in the U.S. As a tireless concierge broker with more than $200 million in sales, hes dedicated to getting you into the home of your dreams. REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE INSURANCE720 5th Ave., Naples, FL 34102 Cell: 239.537.5351 DanteDiSabato.raveis.com Follow me on: BESTELFINFRIENDSSue Huff and Karole DavisTraditions among Best friends are usually Best enjoyed among, well, those particular friends. But BFFs Sue Huff and Karole-with-a-K Davis spread cheer far and wide when they carry on their favorite holiday tradition. Year after year, the two pick a starry night before Christmas to don their holiday PJs (and a few accessories) and settle into Sues red Miata convertible for a long winters drive around town to enjoy the decorations. When they come upon a dark house, they simply amp up their smiles. The world needs more friends like that.BESTSOCIALMEDIA PICKMEUPHumane Society NaplesScrolling Facebook these days can be a bit of a downer. Need some good news? Try following Humane Society Naples on Facebook and Instagram. Youll get your daily dose of the cute and furry plus some awesome stories about pets and people that have found their together forever homes. On the market for a pet yourself? Its easy to vet the candidates with a swipe of your thumb. BESTSWFLFACEBOOKPAGEMeredith Masonys Thats InappropriateA big fan of SNL-style sketch comedy, Meredith Masony has been posting funny and honest blogs and videos about her life as a mom and wife on her site, Thats Inappropriate, since 2014. On her Facebook page she had about 3,000 followers until last May, when her video rant What Moms Really Want on Mothers Day went viral. About a week later, it had been viewed across multiple platforms millions of times. And now she has about 1.4 million Facebook followers. The Punta Gorda mom used to be a middle and high school teacher, but producing comedy for the page, often making fun of her life as a wife and mother of three while sponsoring products she likes, such as Hero Clean detergent or Bulletproof coffee, became a full-time job. So, what did she want for Mothers Day? To be left the hell alone, says Ms. Masony, 37. Dont ask me for anything. Dont ask me to wipe anybodys butt. LOL. Her page is at facebook. com/thatsinappropriateblog.BESTMILLIONSWELLSPENTNaples City DockThe Naples City Dock is back and better than ever. Nearly a year later and $7 million spent, the docks revamped bathrooms and showers, laundry area, gazebo and bait-and-tackle shack are being enjoyed by sea-going Neapolitans and visitors in record numbers. More than a dozen captains had to relocate during construction; early reviews say it was worth the wait. Even better news: The entire $7 million should be recouped through dock rent and fuel revenue. The city fronted a loan to be paid back over 20 years. BESTMANGONEWILDJason LauritsenAn Iowa boy who put up a lot of hay in his youth, Jason Lauritsen arrived as an intern at Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary early in the 1990s. He fell in love with the complex ecology, biology, botany and the wetlands, working his tail off killing melaleuca in the beating sun and mosquito-thick air, and wondering how it all worked. He found out and now he runs the place. As executive director at Corkscrew, hes working to save the sanctuary, a 13,000-acre window into the entire southern half of the Florida peninsula, from south of Orlando to south of Everglades City hundreds of millions of acres of once-upon-a-time Everglades, most of it ruined to natural recovery. And he might be just the guy to do it, because he thinks people are good-willed in general and will help if they can. I think you can reach just about anybody, if you dont stop talking to them, he says. Were all human beings. We sure are. Is this guy crazy? Best crazy.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY42 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 BESTEXAMPLEOFWHY ARITHMETICMATTERS10 Items Or FewerThis is the fast lane, so well be brief. A six-pack of Bud is a single item. Fifteen jars of Gerber Baby Food are NOT a single item. Please keep this in mind the next time you hit your Publix.BESTRECOVERYFROMA WILDFIREBYMANANDBEASTNgala Wildlife PreserveWhen a fire tore through Ngala Wildlife Preserve in Naples, CEO Donovan Smith risked his life, suffering burns over 18 percent of his body, to protect Walter the rhino from the blaze. Smith had several skin grafts and is still undergoing treatment for damage to his lungs. Walter and the preserve/event space survived the blaze and went on to weather the blow dealt by Hurricane Irma. Nonetheless, the venue is up and running again, as is Mr. Smith. BESTGOATYOGAALTERNATIVEEverglades Wonder GardensLet them have their goat yoga. In Bonita Springs, it is all about flamingo yoga at the Everglades Wonder Gardens. Seasonally, a yoga instructor conducts al fresco classes within eyeshot of the parks flamingos while a chill assortment of guinea hens, peahens and peacocks saunter saunter by.BESTSTORMYLOVEAFFAIRDenise Praz and Joseph MazurCall it love in a stormy climate. After Hurricane Irma forced Vi at Bentley Village residents Denise Praz and Joseph Mazur to evacuate to Orlando more than 400 other residents, the two fell in love over the course of the month it took for the retirement community to make repairs. Closer quarters brought closer contact, and the couple celebrated their wedding on Dec. 15 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Courtesy of Orlandos Hilton Bonnet Creek, they spent their honeymoon weekend back where it all began. BESTSEXISTMEDIAMEMEFlorida ManEvery time some misguided or over-served Shame of the Sunshine State gets arrested, the Florida Man headline appears. Hey, weve got women here, too! Lets give some credit to those unhinged gals who dance naked in public places or get tattoos in private places and then show them off in public places and prove men and women really are equal. Thank you. That is all.BESTPLACEFORTASTINGATORJoanies Blue Crab CafeStop in for a bite at this time warp from the 1950s thats almost in the middle of nowhere. Youll be made to feel at home with true Southern hospitality: a smile and warm welcome from Lisa. This is the spot for a taste of properly cooked alligator, local grouper, seasonal soft shell crab sandwich or Everglades-fresh stone crab claws. Adventuresome? Go for the Swamp Combo: frog legs with gator nuggets, crab cake, Indian fry bread with Joanies famous salsa and a side of slaw. And to make things even more fun, your fellow diners might very well be as unique as the funky setting. Call ahead for weekday hours during the off season; Joanies is usually open on weekends.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY44 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 BESTANCIENTHELLOTrees uprooted by IrmaOne generally awful side effect of a hurricane landfall is uprooted trees. When Irma blew ashore on Marco, the island was no exception. Many huge trees were blown over, their roots ripped up and exposed like giant Medusa heads. Surprisingly, those root balls held treasures from the areas ancient past. Calusa shell tools and shards of pottery were snatched from their earthen resting places and lifted skyward, exposing them for gathering like ancient Easter eggs. Archaeology teams frantically worked to catalog and preserve the sudden cache of artifacts, an unexpected gift left behind in Irma litter.BESTPLACEFOR ONEOFAKINDFINDSNaples Design DistrictLooking for home design inspiration? Naples Design District is brimming with eclectic galleries and showrooms that will exceed expectations. The area is Naples latest and hottest shopping spot with a focus on home design. Tasteful antique stores, interior designers and other home inspiration retailers are at your service to help you find that special piece to complete your home. Its the Best compilation of home design concepts. Make a day of it, touring galleries and shopping local with friends. www.naplesdesigndistrict.com.BESTTEAMSPIRITFGCU womens basketball teamThe Florida Gulf Coast University womens basketball team turned in another stellar year, with 31 wins and five losses, capturing the Atlantic Sun Conference championship and making it to the NCAA Tournament for the fifth time in seven years. After beating big teams such as DePaul, Illinois and South Dakota State in the regular season, the 12-seeded team stunned 5-seed Missouri before being beaten by Stanford in March Madness play. In the process, the women broke the NCAA season record for 3-point baskets, with 431, Besting Sacramento States 424 in the 2014-15 season. And a bonus: The team was voted 25th Best in the nation by the USA Today Coaches Poll. Wings up! BESTAARP RETIREMENTMOMENTThe Carlisle OlympicsRanging in age from 80 to 100-plus, residents of The Carlisle Naples signed up in droves for the retirement communitys 14th annual Summer Olympic Challenge. Patterned after the actual Games, the event featured such sports as golf chipping, Scrabble, Bingo, bocce, shuffleboard, cribbage, and more. Older participants included Frank Kogut, age 102, and Grace Dufualt and Evelyn Ulsh, both 101. Competitors were grouped into three teams in the battle for supremacy. When the Games were over, former Olympian Steven Colgate (1968 U.S. Olympian in sailing) made the award presentations. It just goes to show youre only as old as you feel. BESTPLACETO HITTHETICKETQUOTAU.S. 41 at 91st AvenueCCSO traffic deputies need only put it in Park at the intersection of 91st Avenue and U.S. 41, where the prominent No U-Turn sign is treated like a piece of road kill by drivers day in and day out. Maybe the sign should be replaced with a flashing neon one. Or with a dancing person twirling it around on the sidewalk at the light.
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FLORIDA WEEKLY46 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 BESTRETIREMENTCOMMUNITYINTHE HISTORYOFRETIREMENTCOMMUNITIESMintos MargaritavilleIf ever there was an opportunity to type the sentence Get off my lawn unless youre looking for my lost shaker of salt, this is it. Minto Communities joined forces with Margaritaville Holdings (of Jimmy Bufffett fame) to create a Margaritaville retirement community on a private island overlooking Anna Maria Sound near Bradenton (sister communities are in Daytona Beach and Hilton Head). Dubbed One Particiular Harbour, the newest 220-acre development will have a new marina and 132 luxury residences priced from the high $400,000s where people will be nibblin on sponge cake and watchin the sun bake. And if anyone blows out a flip-flop, a retail center will carry shakers of salt and restaurants with booze in the blender. Trust us, youll know the reason you stayed there all season. OK, maybe its Best you forget you read this. If you move there, youll hear stuff like that every single day.BESTFELINERESCUEThe Key Marco CatThe Marco Island Historical Society has launched a fundraising campaign to bring home the Key Marco Cat, a preColumbian Native American artifact discovered on Marco Island in 1896 by Smithsonian anthropologist Frank Hamilton Cushing. Having raised half of the $350,000 needed to acquire the loan from The Smithsonian Institution, the society is preparing to reunite and display the cat with other local artifacts for the first time in 100 years.BESTUSEOFTIMENOTFlorida LegislatureIn its two-month session, the Florida Legislature managed to pass critically important bills that included: putting the Sunshine State on permanent Daylight Saving Time (assuming the U.S. Congress grants permission) so we dont have to reset our clocks twice a year; requiring all public schools to post an In God We Trust sign in a conspicuous place; doubling the amount payday lenders can loan out and increasing the amount of time consumers have to pay it and that high interest charged on the loan back. Failed bills included: one that would have made texting while driving a primary, rather than secondary, offense; one that would have banned fracking; and one that would have required high school students to take a half-credit course in financial literacy.BESTTOASTTOTHEWINEINDUSTRYJim and Laura DixonNaples residents Jim and Laura Dixon love wine. They have a 14,000-bottle personal collection and own and operate the Naples Wine Collection and The Cave Bistro & Wine Bar. They are also trustees of the Naples Winter Wine Festival. And now they are benefactors of Florida Gulf Coast Universitys School of Resort and Hospitality Management, having pledged $250,000 to construct a 700-bottle wine tower in Sugden Hall. The tower will store rare and unusual wines that students will swirl and sip as they learn how to taste, sell and buy wine. The Dixons are helping the school raise funds to add a private tasting room and Riedel glass display case, too, in an effort to raise wine consciousness at the school and prepare students to become hospitality professionals when they graduate. Cheers! DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY, THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION IVAN SELIGMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYLaura and Jim Dixon at the 2018 Naples Winter Wine Fest 8 8
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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 THE BEST 53 BESTPLACETOPUTYOUONTHEWATERNaples Boat MartNothing beats life on the water in Southwest Florida, and theres no better place to put you there than Naples Boat Mart. Check out the Best new and pre-owned boats on the market and let the award-winning customer service team help you find the perfect vessel for your adventures or repair the one you already have. More than that, at Naples Boat Mart youll find a community of experienced boaters eager to share their passion for exploring our waterways so that you can have the adventure of your dreams. 239-643-2292; www.naplesboatmart.com. Bon apptitGoing out to eat has become the great American pastime, but Neapolitan residents and visitors alike seem to make it their job, packing dining rooms and sometimes lining streets to get a taste of the haute cuisine dished out by kitchens all around town. Even home cooks can produce gourmet meals, thanks to the abundance of specialty markets and cooking classes catering to foodies. Weve lined up the Best and most interesting tidbits were slavering over from around town.BESTTASTINGBITOFNEWSKudos from Southern LivingIts something weve known for years: Naples is a foodie paradise. But the secret is getting out. In the April issue, readers of Southern Living magazine recognized Naples as the fourth-Best food town in the South. (Oxford, Miss., came in No. 1, most likely due to voting irregularities from undocumented subscribers.) And with local chefs gaining traction on the national stage (such as Chef Vincenzo Betulia of The French and Osteria Tulia, and Chef Asif Syed of 21 Spices), we fully expect to breach Southern Livings No. 3 next year. By the way, three other Florida cities made the top 10: Winter Park (6), Key West (7) and St. Augustine (9).BESTWAYTOPACKITINMeals of HopeMeals of Hope brings communities together to end hunger. The Naples nonprofit has developed five meals made with ingredients fortified with vitamins, minerals and protein that can be packed during fun, large-scale community gatherings. So far, its packed millions yes, millions, of meals. It coordinates a backpack program at schools, ensuring that no child goes hungry over the weekends. And it operates fixed and mobile food pantries where packed meals are distributed to those in need in Collier and southern Lee counties. The goal is simple: to feed people. Where theres hope www.mealsofhope.org. BESTRESTAURANTONTHEWATERT-Michaels Steak and SeafoodWith its curved wall of windows overlooking Venetian Bay, every seat in the house is a great one at T-Michaels, where guests enjoy the laid-back elegance and the USDA Prime steaks, whole Maine lobster and fresh, local seafood specials. Regulars cozy up to the bar they call their Cheers and enjoy craft cocktails or wine from an ever-evolving list. Stop by with your friends and loved ones to unwind at days end. Order up some of the Best food in Florida. Sit back and enjoy the view at sunset, when resident dolphins tend to make their appearance, and find out why they call this paradise. 261-0622; www.t-michaels.com. 8 8
www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY54 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 BESTREPLACEMENTSFOR PEANUTSANDCRACKERJACKSWFL ballpark fareSpring Training never fails to bring new and unusual dining options to stadiums throughout Southwest Florida. At times it seems the ballparks are a testing site for major league ball clubs zaniest culinary creations. Among the options this year at Hammond Stadium: cheese curds, a Midwest staple and usually quite delightful; and beer shakes combining brewskis and liquid ice cream in flavors including root beer and Key lime. And the fare got downright fancy at JetBlue Park, where fans could chow down on lobster rolls and bruschetta pizza. Cant we just buy some peanuts and Cracker Jack?BESTFOODFORTHEDOGThe BevyThe Bevy off Third Street downtown offers a threecourse menu for your pooch to the tune of $29. Your canine dining companion can choose from among chicken, beef and salmon for the entre. And of course, the bowl of ice water is bottomless. Enjoy a fine meal yourself alongside mans best friend on the patio, and be prepared to say goodbye to off-brand kibble forever once Fido gets a load of this. www. naplesbevy.com.BESTTHINGSINCE SLICEDBREADLa Colmar Bakery & Bistro Break bread (without having to slice it) with friends and family any day of the week at La Colmar. The beautiful bakery/ bistro on Tamiami Trail North just north of Central Avenue is always filled with mouth-watering aromas of fresh baked breads, pastries and desserts. Everything is made fresh daily, and the flour is even imported from France. Ooh, la la! www. lacolmar.com.BESTTASTEOFSOUTHERNITALYRistorante LimoncelloLooking for an intimate dining experience with friends or family? Ristorante Limoncello is the place. The combination of exquisite dcor, friendly staff, live entertainment and lets not forget the authentic Sicilian cuisine keeps patrons coming back. The minute you walk through the doors you feel as though youve arrived to the sights and sounds of the largest Mediterranean island. Full liquor bar and a great wine list. 239-260-7478; www.limoncellonaples.com.BESTMOBILEAPP THATSASNAPJasons DeliEver have one of those days when you are craving that one thing you can only get at one place? When you must cave to the crave, the Jasons Deli app is the easiest way to schedule a quick pick-up or a big delivery (because there are those nights when you panic that you forgot tomorrows lunch meeting for 50 people). Launching the Jasons Deli app for lunch delivery saves the day. Ordering is really a snap 24/7 on the Jasons Deli app. Youll get deli dollars, too. 239-590-9994; www.jasonsdeli.com.BESTBANGFORYOURBUCKFuzzys Taco TuesdayWhen youre craving a little Tex-Mex in your life, head over to Fuzzys Taco Shop for Taco Tuesday. This casual family restaurant in Tarpon Bay Plaza at Immokalee Rod and I-75 serves up a big bang for your buck, from a variety of tasty tacos to big mugs of beer. Five bucks will buy you a couple of tacos and a beer on any given Tuesday. Check it out at www.fuzzystacoshop.com. SERVING ONLY 100% PRIME STEAKS! OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK SUN-THU 4:00-9:00PM FRI-SAT 4:00-10:00PM AUTHENTIC FARM TO TABLE CONCEPT FROM THE FAMILY FARMS OF CENTURY BEEF IN SIDNEY, IOWA TO YOUR TABLE COME IN AND ENJOY A GREAT CULINARY EXPERIENCE AT YOUR #1 STEAKHOUSE IN NAPLES stgermainsteakhouse.com firstname.lastname@example.org 403 BAYFRONT PLACE, NAPLES
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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY58 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 3-9, 2018 BESTOOEYGOOEYCOOKOFFThe Mac n Cheese ChallengeSometimes, we like to pose a mental challenge for ourselves: Cheese or dessert? Thinking too deeply about it can inspire a culinary existential crisis, but Make-AWish Southern Florida spared us the choice with its Mac n Cheese Challenge in March. Guests were offered the chance to sample several versions of the esteemed comfort dish from local restaurants and vote on their favorites. That posed its own challenge, but luckily an afternoon spent in the company of cheese is never wasted.BESTVEGANMEALJuicelation tacosMaybe they wouldnt fool the average meat lover, but the vegan tacos at Juicelation in North Naples are the perfect compliment to the dandelion juice you just downed in the name of health. Made with walnut meat and cashew cream, theyre suprisingly flavorful, always fresh and filling (though youll want to order a few). Need the fresh squeezed stuff more often? You can order Juicelation juices for pickup and delivery, too. www.juicelation.com.BESTTRIPLEPLAYSea Salt, Barbatella and DoronaFirst there was Sea Salt, a beautiful restaurant featuring fresh, imaginative fare with an emphasis on seafood, sea salts, house-made gelato and pastries plus extraordinary service. Next, Barbatella opened a few doors down, with first-rate pizza, gelato, and house-made pastas. Now chef/owner Fabrizio Aielli and his wife, Ingrid, have opened Dorona, a modern Italian steakhouse, with a laid-back ambience, craft cocktails, an array of steaks as well as sandwiches and other dishes designed for a relaxed night out.BESTLOCALCRAFTBEERFLA IPAWhile new to the craft beer market here in Southwest Florida, FLA IPA has quickly and quietly become a local favorite found exclusively at Phelan Family Brand restaurants that include Pinchers, Deep Lagoon Seafood and Texas Tonys Rib & Brewhouse. Made in the traditional style of an IPA with a welcoming hoppy flavor profile, its a true local beer that is truly Florida flavored. www.PhelanBrands.comBESTSLOWSMOKEDBBQTexas Tonys Rib & BrewhouseTexas and its barbecue are on the other side of the Gulf of Mexico. But one doesnt have to fly over the gulf or drive around it to find Texas barbecue. Texas Tonys is right here in Naples at 4519 Tamiami Trail. Tuck into a Texas jalapeno cheddar sausage sandwich or try a Redneck Taco. When you have a Texas-sized appetite, order up a half pound of chopped pork or beef brisket. 239-732-8392; www.TexasTonys.com.BESTWAYTOSATISFY YOURSWEETTOOTHOlde Naples ChocolateThis hidden gem on Fifth Avenue North in the Naples Design District is where the service is as impeccable as the chocolates that come in fun shapes like flamingos, alligators, palm trees, starfish and more. Looking for a tasteful gift for a friend? Olde Naples Chocolate is the place to shop. But be warned: Itll be impossible to leave without treating yourself as well (try the top selling dark chocolate salted discs). 239-262-3975; www.oldenapleschocolate. com.BESTSTUNNINGNEWSPACESails Restaurant At the corner of Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South, Sails Restaurant has launched a winning combination of beauty and Ritz-caliber excellence. A sail-shaped granite bar, French oak floors, imported French linens and an eye-popping assortment of fresh fish (New Zealand alfonsino, Greek daurade, Dover sole) on ice from which to select your dinner entre are just a few of its many charms. Dine at the bar near the piano player, in the dining room with the open kitchen or al fresco on the sprawling patio.
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Updates are available annually as part of your routine maintenance visit. s ement f or 6780AirportRoadNaples| and data services, y oull sta y u p to with the latest traffic info and road ti ons. In a ddi t i o n, a S i r i usXM a ll -access n th free trial lets yo u en j o y more than c hannels o f news, tal k n t e rt ai nm e nt unex pe c t e d t ur n, 3 -y ear co mp lim Roa d s id e Ass i stance p rov id es t i r e chan g es or transportation to the G enesis dealershi p or authorize d f acility. Also includ e any overni g ht inco n e d is reimbur s n venience.See dealer for full program details.BESTWAYTOSEEHOW THEOTHERHALFLIVESTake a tour if you can get ticketsThe Naples Garden Club and the Naples Womans Club both know a good thing when they see it. Thats why the garden clubs annual Home & Garden Tour has happened for 63 years in a row and shows no sign of foreclosing (although everyone on the all-volunteer team that makes it happen most surely wilts for a few days every February after the two-day event). Each year the tour goes inside four or five of the loveliest homes in Naples loveliest neighborhoods (think Port Royal, Aqualane Shores and Old Naples). A few years ago, the ladies of the womans club cooked up their own tour, one that takes guests into some of the finest home kitchens in town. The trick to both tours, however, is scoring tickets, as both tend to sell out within hours of going public. Keep your eye on www. naplesgardenclub.org for news about the 64th annual Home & Garden Tour in February 2019 and on www. gfwcnapleswomansclub.org for the scoop on the seventh annual Kitchen Tour in January 2019. BESTREASONTOVISIT AHUNTERDOUGLAS CENTURIONGALLERYAt Home Blinds and DecorSince 2002, owners Kim and Jeff Van Buren and their highly trained staff have focused on exceptional customer service and products that create the perfect atmosphere. They are intimately familiar with Hunter Douglas and will find the right product for your needs, style and budget. A Centurion Gallery is the only place to find the full range of Hunter Douglas blinds, shades and shutters. Theres also a large selection of wallpaper, area rugs and fabric for draperies and more. Special promotions exclusive to Centurion Galleries are also offered. Schedule a design consultation and discover why At Home proudly holds the Hunter Douglas Centurion Gallery distinction. Fort Myers, 239-415-7312; Naples, 239-631-2528; www.athomeblinds.com.BESTHOMEREMODELING COMPANYCELEBRATING YEARSINSWFLCornerstone BuildersCan you recall a time when an experience with a business made you smile and say, Wow!? 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From poolside parties and beach picnics to kayaking and pickleball, The Isles of Collier Preserve is a place where nature, neighbors and free-spirited fun come together like nowhere else. A place where award-winning homes overlook miles of scenic waterways and preserves. Come see why, The Isles have it over any other community in Naples.NEW PHASE OF LUXURY VILLAS NOW OPEN!IN TOWN. ON THE WATER. BEYOND THE ORDINARY. Available membership at adjoining Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club with deepwater access to the Gulf of Mexico Classic Old Florida Clubhouse | Resort-Style Pool | Event Lawn | Lap Pool | Cabanas | Fitness Center Pickleball & Tennis Courts | Kayak & Paddleboard Laun ches | Construction underway on Overlook Bar & GrillMOVEIN READY HOMES AVAILABLE NOWSAVE UP TO $60,000!*LUXURY VILLAS, COACH HOMES & SINGLEFAMILY HOMES FROM THE MID $300s TO OVER $1.5 MILLION For location, hours of operation and further details about our award-winning communities, visit MintoUSA.com. GET STARTED ATMintoUSA.com5445 Caribe Avenue, Naples, FL 34113 Located on US 41/Tamiami Trail East, just south of Thomasson Drive(888) 707-1251 *Limited time incentive on select homes, please see a New Home Sales Professional for details. Minto Communities, LLC 2018. Not an offer where prohibited by state statutes. All rights reserved. Content may not be reproduced, copied, altered, distributed, stored or transferred in any form or by any means without express written permission. Artists renderings, dimensions, specifications, prices and features are approximate and subject to change without notice. Minto, the Minto logo, The Isles of Collier Preserve and The Isles of Collier Preserve logo are trademarks of Minto Communities, LLC and/or its affiliates. CGC 1519880. 5/2018 have it!LUXURY WATERFRONT LIVING 5 MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN & THE BEACHES
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Heather Fitzenhagen, R-78 The Republican darling of small business owners, movie lovers, the occasional artist, a few journalists, even some environmentalists and probably many upstanding Republicans, Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen supported President Donald Trump, took her daughter to the inauguration of President Donald Trump and voted for President Donald Trump in 2016. Since that time, however, weve heard little or nothing about the president from Rep. Fitzenhagen. But shes championing robust Everglades and water-restoration plans usually associated with Democrats and environmentalists. Where is Rep. Fitzenhagen going with this? And will she support Gov. Rick Scotts bid for the U.S. Senate? Would she vote for Donald Trump again in 2020? The answers to those questions remain mysteries as the 2018 elections draw near. 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 8 8 8 8 8 8 A1 Networki ngCROWs Celebratory Eveni ng 50 Years i n the Maki ng. 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Call 866-657-2300 Call 866.657.2300 A NAME YOU CAN TRUST TO SELL YOUR HOMEBARBARA M. WATT FOUNDED CENTURY 21 SUNBELT REALTY IN 1984BARBARA M. WATTWWW.C21SUNBELT.COM Gulf Access 10 Minutes to the Harbor!Very cozy 2 bedroom 1 bath home with concrete seawall and 6,000 boat lift.$179,9001-866-657-2300 800CH249459. PORT CHARLOTTE Spacious Whiskery Creek Villa on Corner Lot2 bed/2 bath/2 car garage with updated kitchen and bathrooms. Very clean and ready to move in.$179,9001-866-657-2300 800FM077352. FORT MYERS What A ViewTop floor view on this amazing condo with even more amazing view of the golf course. A huge garage.$169,9001-866-657-2300 800FM023611. FORT MYERS Three Bedroom in Oak Hollow CommunityThis gem sits on a corner lot. 3/2/2 with community pool, club house and so many amenities.$169,9001-866-657-2300 800CH247836. PORT CHARLOTTE Well Maintained 2 Bed/2 Bath CondoRemodeled unit in a well maintained community. Close to shopping churches, schools, Ft. Myers beach, etc.$164,9001-866-657-2300 800CC025830. FORT MYERS Kelly Greens 1st Floor Lake View UpgradesBest Lake View bundled championship golf.$160,0001-866-657-2300 800FM022502. FORT MYERS Well Maintained Move-in ReadyStop and see this well maintained move-in ready 2 bedroom 2 bathroom 2 car garage home.$159,9001-866-657-2300 800CH400126. PORT CHARLOTTE Pristine Townhouse with Lake and Preserve ViewsOffers 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and 1 car garage in Gated Community! Lots of amenities!$157,9001-866-657-2300 800NA016734. FORT MYERS 2 Bed/2 Bath/1 Car Garage Villa in Whiskey CreekPerfect location at end of cul-de-sac! Spacious home with 1848 sqft under air has so much to offer!$150,0001-866-657-2300 800FM002852. FORT MYERS Huge Corner Lot2/2 with two car garage on a huge corner lot! Fenced back yard with storage shed and plenty of room to play!$149,9001-866-657-2300 800CH251166. PORT CHARLOTTE Great Rental Property2/1 Duplex centrally located and easy to rent. Maintained and updated well by the owner. Brick pavers.$134,9001-866-657-2300 800CC015453. FORT MYERS New Roof CBS House for SaleOpportunity to move into a CBS home with a new roof. Kitchen has new cabinets and countertops, central water.$129,0001-866-657-2300 800LE022015. LEHIGH ACRES Location, Location, LocationTownhouse in Cypress Landing located in the heart of everything! 2 bedrooms 2.5 bath gated community!$124,9001-866-657-2300 800NA021996. FORT MYERS Florida Style2/1 Florida style Mackle Brothers gem. Home was built tough for Florida weather.$99,0001-866-657-2300 800CH251153. PORT CHARLOTTE Location with a ViewThis beautiful and well maintained condo is priced for an immediate sale.$82,5001-866-657-2300 800LE007937. LEHIGH ACRES Well Maintained 2/2 Double WideGreat price on this home in a park where you own the land. Low monthly fees Club house Pool Many activities.$64,9001-866-657-2300 800CC007502. NORTH FORT MYERS Great Location, Plenty of Storage and a Garage1 bedroom 1 bath condo with lake view. Granite counter tops in master bath and kitchen. Low HOA fees!$126,0001-866-657-2300 800FM014094. FORT MYERS Port Charlotte Village, a 55+ CommunityPort Charlotte Village, a 55+ community the monthly fee covers water, sewer, trash, lawn maintenance, basic cable, and a$125,0001-866-657-2300 800CH247855. PORT CHARLOTTE Weekend Getaway in Moore HavenManufactured home on .55 acre. Corner lot, extra buildings, screened in spa/lanai, motorhome barn and plant nursery shed.$125,0001-866-657-2300 800LE079391. MOORE HAVEN Lovely Condo2 Bedroom + Den 2 Bath Condo in a 55+ community with low HOA fees$124,9001-866-657-2300 800CC027395. CAPE CORAL