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OPINION A4 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A17 PETS A18 HEALTHY LIVING A20 BUSINESS A23 BEHIND THE WHEEL A26 REAL ESTATE B1 ARTS C1 COLLECTING C5 CALENDAR C6-7 PUZZLES C16 CUISINE C20-23 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store.www.FloridaWeekly.comWEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2018 Vol. X, No. 42 FREE High-powered family doubles down on Naplesbased holdings BY KRISTINE GILLFlorida Weekly CorrespondentA few times a week, Bruce Barone Jr. looks out his office window on the 600 block of Fifth Avenue South in Naples and spies a couple taking a photo next to the statue out front. The bronze sculpture is of a man wearing a suit, looking down at the bottom of his shoe, likely at something unpleasant. The piece, It Happens, is by Jim Rennert of Salt Lake City, Utah. Mr. Barone sees more than a funny photo op. Were talking about visual layers, said Mr. Barone, CEO of the Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District. The BID is bringing these gorgeous hanging baskets, the city is cultivating the landscaping on the street, and the Hoffmanns are bringing the sculpture. Priced at $85,000 at The Englishman Fine Art, along the 300 block of Fifth Avenue, the sculpture was purchased and placed on the street by Hoffmann Commercial Real Estate, the citys number one landlord. David Hoffmann and his son, Greg Hoffmann, have been buying up property along Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South for a few years. It began with the purchase of seven properties and a parking lot in 2015, for a total of about $75 million. As of June, they owned 28 buildings with four more under contract for nearly half a billion dollars. So well be north of 30 (buildings), Greg Hoffmann said, referring to a goal the duo set for the end of SNIP CollierLocal spay/neuter nonprofit saves more than just dollars. A12-13 Special specsBold, colorful eyeglasses make a statement about the wearer. C1 LUXE LIVINGFLORIDA WEEKLYTHE NAPLES LUXURY HOME REDEFINED AUGUST 2018 Designer Q&ARosalinda Pegnato prefers simple elegance 2 Design SocietyOut and about at design events 7, 14 Shopping TripPoolside accessories make a splash 6 S ho p Po olsi de ma ke BLAINE JOHNATHAN PHOTOGRAPHY / COURTESY PHOTO LIVING LIVING LARGE LARGE Naples Reserve model makes statement with bold colors and design details Page 10 LUXE LIVINGINSIDE DEEPRESEARCHING THE At Mote Marine Laboratory and at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, scientists are discovering how to protect and utilize our oceans and their invaluable riches of plant and animal life BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ NEW SEASON HAS BROUGHT NEW SEASON HAS BROUGHT outbreaks of harmful outbreaks of harmful algal blooms that conalgal blooms that continue to threaten life tinue to threaten life and lifestyles across and lifestyles across South Floridas coastal South Floridas coastal counties. It has also focused our counties. It has also focused our attention on the importance of attention on the importance of our water and whats in it, from our water and whats in it, from local lagoons and rivers to larger local lagoons and rivers to larger interconnected ocean bodies, and interconnected ocean bodies, and crucially what they can tell us crucially what they can tell us about ourselves and our environabout ourselves and our environment. This week, Florida Weekly ment. This week, Florida Weekly SEE RESEARCH, A14 A Above: Philip Gravinese, Ph.D works at Mote Marine Laboratory. Left: The Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. COURTESY PHOTOSDAVID HOFFMANN COURTESY PHOTOThe building that now houses Sails Restaurant is one of many Naples-based holdings in the Hoffmann family portfolio.SEE HOLDINGS, A10 Hiccup coming?Randy Thibaut predicts a slight slowdown in 2019. A23 ?


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Rick Scott, Agricultural Commissioner Adam Putnam and Attorney General Pam Bondi, met secretly last week in an emergency sance organized to bring back the spirit of Andrew Jackson, the nations seventh president, according to witnesses. Jackson, considered by some historians to be the pre-eminent deregulator in American history a leader who even deregulated ethical rules, not just government restrictions figured prominently in the history of the Florida peninsula, leading U.S. Army troops in an attempted genocide of Native Americans during the First Seminole War, beginning in 1816. That was before government ruined the peninsula by drawing boundaries and creating a state where it could administer and regulate taxes, beginning in March 1845. Only three months later, on June 8, President Jackson died the same year the old capitol building was erected in Tallahassee, now considered sacred ground by deregulatory Republicans. Holding hands and repeatedly chanting the Latin phrase, O Sacrum terram depraescripti O Sacred Ground of Deregulation Republicans initially confused Jackson with Sidney J. Catts, accidentally bringing back a worm-eaten Alabaman who moved to Florida to become governor in 1916, quickly earning the title, Worst Governor in Florida History. He was so bad, according to James C. Clark, writing in 00 Quick Looks At Florida History (2000, Pineapple Press), it is difficult to know where to begin listing his faults He ran on a platform of hate and found plenty of support. He was anti-black, antiJewish, and (especially) anti-Catholic. But Catts 102-year-old title Worst Governor is apparently now up for grabs. Gov. Scott, working hard to become a U.S. senator in less than 12 weeks despite being anti-environment, anti-environment and antienvironment, is in danger of winning the title. Democrats and a few loudmouth, nonpartisan critics have recently pointed out some forgotten facts to a few million Floridians and the facts are not flattering. One: Scott and his Republican team eviscerated state agencies that protect the environment starting eight years ago in 2010 and 2011 first firing hundreds of scientists and regulators who cared for our waters even at a minimal level by fining polluters and restricting development in or on or near them. Two: Scott and Co. got rid of regulations created in previous Democrat and Republican administrations designed to prevent the perfect storm of factors that create toxic algae and red tide in grotesque excess. Goodbye regs, hello corporate freedom! And three: Scott and Co., with Republican legislators solidly behind them, ignored an opportunity to purchase tens of thousands of acres of land around Lake Okeechobee from U.S. Sugar Corp. and send Lake O. water south, instead of east and west down the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers. That opportunity came and went. And now both rivers and the coastal beaches for miles around their mouths are chock full of algae so toxic that contact with it could mean liver cancer or Alzheimers 20 years down the line a demonstrable fact. Not a theory, not an opinion. Thats in addition to hundreds of dead sea turtles, dead whales, dolphins, manatees, sharks and a decimated fishery that will have profound and tragic implications for years to come, along with huge economic consequences for southeast and southwest Florida. When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed stricter runoff limits for sewage from septic tanks along with manure and agricultural runoff in 2010, Scott, Putnam and Bondi wrote a letter to EPA administrator Lisa Jackson. They called the proposal an onerous regulation sprung from an overbearing federal government thats placing burdensome regulations on Floridas families and employers. They insisted an unemployment rate of 12 percent at the time could be worsened by the proposed restrictions on putting crap in the water. Utter horsepucky, critics were heard saying recently. As Julie Hauserman noted last week in her online investigative news source, the Tallahassee-based Florida Phoenix (www., Its not clear how they thought keeping poop out of the publics water would make unemployment worse, but whatever. They whined on. Calling up Jackson from the dead last week for these Republicans was a stroke of genius, commentators acknowledge. They held hands, chanted and blanched a little when Catts popped out of the ether first. But Bondi saved the moment by telling him a lynching of blacks, Jews and Catholics up near the state line would soon be underway, something he wouldnt want to miss, witnesses reported. Finally Jackson appeared, still tall and commanding if a little worm-ridden himself, back from the dead. Gov. Scott wasted no time laying out a simple request to Jackson, from one deregulator to another: To undertake a fourth Seminole war and save deregulators everywhere! This time, however, Scott suggested Old Hickory ignore the Seminoles themselves, who embarrassed the hell out of him and the U.S. Army the first time, and instead lay into Democrats and other critics accusing Republicans of creating the worst blue-green algae and red-tide double whammy in the history of the state by failing to make any effort to stop it when they had a chance in fact, about 20 chances. Can you just pretend the Democrats are Seminoles, and remove them from the map? Scott apparently requested. I mean, theres no regulation that says you cant go after Democrats or our critics, Bondi said. No regulations, repeated Putnam and we can get you a weekend hunting trip to the U.S. Sugar lease on the King Ranch in Texas for free, if you want. Rick and I have been there courtesy of U.S. Sugar, and I can tell you: They dont have any regulators there. No reports have yet emerged from the meeting describing Jacksons response.


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A4 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY PublisherShelley Hobbsshobbs@floridaweekly.comEditorRobbie Spencerrspencer@floridaweekly.comReporters & ColumnistsEric Bretan Stephanie Davis Kristine Gill Jerry Greenfield Dan Hudak Phil Jason Myles Kornblatt Lindsey Nesmith Scott Simmons 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.comProduction ManagerAlisa Bowmanabowman@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersMeg Roloff Chris Andruskiewicz Paul Heinrich Scott Sleeper Circulation SupervisorTara Circulation AssistantTom HumphreyCirculationHugo Baron Maria Chavez Allan Clayton Michael Kramer Anthony Scrace Greg TretwoldAccount ExecutivesCori Higginschiggins@floridaweekly.comLexi Marklelexi.markle@floridaweekly.comNicole Ryannryan@floridaweekly.comAdam Schonberg aschonberg@floridaweekly.comSales and Marketing AssistantKatie BabkaOperations ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis Jeffrey Cull Jim Dickerson Naples Florida Weekly 9051 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 202 Naples, Florida 34108 Phone 239.325.1960 Fax: 239.325.1964 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2018 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.325.1960 or visit us on the web at and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $34.95 in-county$53.95 in-state $60.95 out-of-state GUEST OPINIONWhy voting yes for non-ad valorem assessments to fund fire protection and rescue services could decrease your tax bill BY J. CHRISTOPHER LOMBARDOChairman, North Collier Fire Control and Rescue DistrictBeginning Fiscal Year 2019-2020, shall North Collier Fire Control and Rescue District be authorized to levy non-ad valorem assessments for fire and rescue services at rates of $254 per residential dwelling unit, $0.25 per square foot for commercial property, $0.04 per square foot for industrial/warehouse property, $0.56 per square foot for institutional property, $90.00 per parcel for vacant land, with future rate increases in accordance with chapter 191, Florida Statutes? The Board of Fire Commissioners for the North Collier Fire Control and Rescue District unanimously approved, and ratified via Resolution 18-009, this ballot question at its June meeting. District voters will now have the ability to vote YES or NO on Aug. 28, to grant the district the authority to implement a new non-ad valorem fee. This fee is in addition to the current millage rate cap(s) within the respective district service delivery areas. Why the need to diversify and incorporate a new non-ad valorem fee assessment? Since 1961, and with the merged districts in 2015, the districts service provisions have relied on property taxes (i.e., ad valorem) at 90 to 97 percent of total general fund revenue generated to cover general fund expenditures, with residential properties paying 87 percent although only receiving 67 percent of the services. During the last 10 years, demand for services has increased by more than 62 percent; however, the districts taxable revenue is nearly the same as it was in 2007. We have maintained services through the reduction of expenses, deferral of maintenance and reallocation of resources. If authorized to levy this new fee, the board has discussed equalizing the millage rate district wide to 0.5 mill beginning in FY 2020. If adopted by the board, the proposed new non-ad valorem fee assessment structure with a 0.5 mill will result in the transfer of dollars away from residential properties and places a fairer/more equitable amount on the commercial and institutional occupancies. In essence, realigning revenue streams with those occupancy types that use our services. If the board implements the new fee structure and subsequently decreases the ad valorem millage rate (as discussed by the board), approximately 22.48 percent and 69.78 percent of parcels within the North Naples and Big Corkscrew Island service delivery areas respectively may see a tax decrease. The dollars generated (an additional $3.5 million is generated in FY 2020 if the board also decreases millage rates to an equalized 0.5 mill) are proposed to be used for much needed capital projects and facility maintenance items that were deferred for several years. For example, three fire apparatus purchased in 1998 need replacing (approximately $2 million not including equipment), and three new fire stations need to be built to keep pace with a 9 percent increase in annual service demands (approximately $3 million to build, then, annual staffing at $1.3 million). In an effort to inform and educate the districts citizens on this endeavor, staff has been conducting town hall meetings and informational seminars prior to the Aug. 28 vote, with one remaining at 7 p.m. on Aug. 9 at St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church. To learn more about the non-ad valorem assessment fee, visit educate. If you have questions concerning the fee and how it affects your tax bill or would like us to speak on the topic at your civic or HOA meeting, contact Executive Director Sal DAngelo at 5521334 or via email to Why does Marco Rubio support Cubas communist government? BY NEVILLE WILLIAMSCuba is changing fast. President Obama ended restrictions on travel to Cuba without overturning the 55-year-old trade embargo and blockade which only Congress can do. In April, Raul Castro stepped down as president, opening up the country to parliamentary elections while appointing a new president, Miguel Diaz-Canal, 57. Raul had already instituted limited reforms to allow for some private enterprise, changes that the new National Assembly and constitution will only expand. The last Castro will remain chief of the Communist Party. It was during the special period that I first visited Cuba 24 years ago, when the island was in dire straits. I went again last fall and saw the long-overdue changes now underway. I witnessed a growing business class evolving from the emerging free enterprise economy, and they have a voice, demand reform, and seek a free and open society. Non-communists are getting elected to the National Assembly. Only 7 percent of Cubans are members of the Communist Party, and almost no recent university graduates are joining it. People are looking to private business and free trade to build the new Cuba. They want the Party off their backs. Meanwhile, Sen. Marco Rubio has urged President Trump to reverse the liberalization that Obama had begun. Since his historic visit, tourism was expanding rapidly, becoming the countrys second biggest money maker, with 619,000 Americans visiting in 2017. Entrepreneurship bloomed. Hundreds of private restaurants were opened, along with casa particulars, private guest houses catering to independent American tourists. Old cars were restored for visitors to enjoy. Historic hotels were refurbished. Cuban-Americans were filling up airline flights, bringing in consumer goods and remittances, and investing in local businesses (which as Cubans they are allowed to do). Over half the Cuban community in Florida supported Obamas normalization. Rubio, with his anti-communist coldwar ideology, has become the communist governments new best friend, a witless ally of the hard line Party officials who have always been fearful of free trade, private enterprise, new ideas and foreign political influence. The Party can now continue to blame the U.S. embargo for the state of the economy, instead of its own stubborn inflexibility. Party officials may lose control if the push for political reform and a market economy goes too far, and the resulting tsunami of dollars, people, and information, would force the very changes Republicans are demanding. Rubio and Trump are only hurting the Cuban people, not the government. They tightened the embargos screws, restricted business investment by Americans, and killed the lucrative tourist trade, while dashing the hopes of thousands of Cubans who were finally hoping for a better life. American visitors to Cuba have slowed substantially. You can still go, but only with a group licensed for educational and cultural exchange. You can no longer go as a private tourist, which is a basic American freedom. And Americans are now forbidden from patronizing hundreds of hotels, restaurants or shops in which the government or military have an interest. Thanks to Rubios vindictiveness toward a country he has never visited, thousands of hotel and restaurant workers, taxi drivers, tour guides and many others tied to the tourist economy, who were earning convertible pesos allowing them to vastly improve their lives are out of work. Rubio cares only about the votes of the last anti-Castro die-hards in Miami. Republicans have no problem dealing with one-party communist states like China and Vietnam. But not Cuba, and Sen. Rubio stubbornly refuses to understand that the only thing keeping the communist government in power is the U.S. embargo. Neville Williams is a former journalist, author and solar energy company CEO, and a year-round resident of Naples.


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Osprey owns 200 locations across the United States and 27 countries. The father-son team set its sights on Naples after vacationing here as a family over the years, and selected it as an investment opportunity the same way they chose others. The timing was right, Mr. Hoffman said. It was the right place and the right time and from there weve been able to grow to the size we are today. That size is formidable, but any fears residents or business owners had when they began snapping up property years ago has nearly dissipated as the Hoffmanns have refurbished old facades and fixed up aging structures. You know, theres many people that say Oh my gosh, what are they doing? Can you stop them? said Naples Mayor Bill Barnett. And I just kind of laugh and smile and say, look, theyre investors, plain and simple, and they fell in love with Naples. Mr. Hoffmann said the real estate company has not seen any longstanding downtown tenants leave their post because of a rent increase after they purchased the property, something Mr. Barone confirms. And while theyve implemented some rent increases, tenants seem to see the value in what theyve done to the properties in the meantime: repairing asphalt, replacing awnings and improving lighting and infrastructure. It doesnt do them any good to price somebody out, Mayor Barnett said. And I think theyll tell you the same thing. There is no ulterior motive. Its not going to be Hoffmannville instead of Naples. Walking the walkTom McCarthy, owner of The Englishman Fine Art, said hes been awed by the changes downtown. Ive been genuinely impressed with (the Hoffmanns) not only talking the talk but walking the walk, he said. Hes known David Hoffmann since 2000 when he operated an art gallery in Vail, Colo. The recession forced Mr. McCarthy to close that gallery; hes been in Naples for 15 years. When the Hoffmanns visited again a few years ago, they convinced Mr. McCarthy to relocate his gallery from Third Street South to a newly redesigned space on Fifth Avenue South. The Hoffmanns purchased the current location for the gallery in 2015 for $11.8 million. Mr. McCarthy made the move and was able to display sculptures outside on the street to draw customers in where 7-foot sculptures fit easily under the ceilings. But its not just the fancy new facade that convinced Mr. McCarthy to relocate. In my history of doing business in the U.S., landlords are usually very distant people who want to try to get as much rent for as little maintenance as possible and you hardly ever meet them. Certainly in Naples I never met our previous landlord. I met their agent, Mr. McCarthy said. Its very uplifting having someone we can deal with, with the knowledge that they respect your business and theyre enthusiastic about it doing well. The sculptures the Hoffmanns purchased from Mr. McCarthy and placed along Fifth Avenue are just icing on the cake for folks like Mayor Barnett and Mr. Barone, who want to continue to enhance the street and its offerings. Theyre trying to bring that warmth, that lively feel, Mr. Barone said. And when the Hoffmanns heard about the perceived parking problem on Fifth Avenue, they stepped in with a free daytime valet service, making it easier for patrons to walk the street without driving around, hunting for a space. The goal is just to enhance the customer experience, Mr. Hoffmann said. Next, the Hoffmanns are looking to hand out parking maps to visitors who might not be familiar with the area. Thats an obvious help to our community, to Fifth Avenue, our restaurants and merchants, Mr. Barone said. Plus the facilitation of many different parking spots that were private and now the Hoffmanns have made available. David Hoffmann lives in Naples full time with his wife, Jerri Hoffmann, who serves on the board of the Fifth Avenue BID. Mr. Barone said through working with her, he has seen how much she and the family love Naples. Greg Hoffmann lives in Chicago and visits regularly. Mayor Barnett said having the Hoffmanns in town where they have gotten involved with local charities, including the Naples Winter Wine Festival, has been a lot like having Tom Golisano move from New York to Naples. Well, the Hoffmanns have never made any bones with the fact that they really fell in love with Naples and want to see it succeed, Mayor Barnett said. Making movesThe latest trend for Hoffmann Commerical Real Estate has been the purchasing of companies. Mr. Hoffmann said theyre looking for thriving fixtures that have stood the test of time in Naples. These are properties and companies we have no intentions of selling in the future, Mr. Hoffmann said. Hopefully these are things that get passed down in estates. We call them generational assets. And because of that, the Hoffmanns say they have no plans to drastically change company leadership or practices. But whats unique about these businesses, take for instance (Naples Transportation & Tours) and the Naples Princess, he said. Weve formed an alliance between the two. Now if you have a customer who wants to use Naples Princess, hopefully were going to give them the preferred vendor with Naples Transportation and somewhat of a discount to take them from their hotel to the Naples Princess, and vice versa. To date, the Hoffmanns have also purchased Sunmaster of Naples, specializing in awnings; Adelheidis Organic Sweets on Fifth Avenue; Signcraft Signs & Things, established in 1978; and The Bevy restaurant off Third Street. Mr. Hoffmann said he and his father have their eyes open for a bowling alley tenant or an upscale movie theater that might be looking to expand into the downtown area. So while they arent in the business of starting companies, they do want to look for opportunities to foster the types of companies they feel would add to the downtown vibe. I just love the look and feel of Naples all around, Mr. Hoffmann said. We certainly dont want to take credit for whats happening downtown. The reputation was there before us and is way bigger than the Hoffmanns. We just want to smooth out the wheel, make it a little better and add something interesting. HOLDINGSFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOGreg Hoffmann is principal and COO of Osprey Capital, one of the largest private family offices in the world. COURTESY PHOTOThis building is one of many lining Fifth Avenue that you might find bearing the Hoffmann Commercial Real Estate bronze plaque. The family has recently transitioned its strategy investing in buildings to successful Naples companies.


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A12 WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Non-Surgical Orthopedics and Regenerative Medicine1201 Piper Boulevard Suite 24 Naples, FL 34110(239) 631-1960 Musculoskeletal and sports-related injuries Non-surgical treatment of orthopedic injuries Regenerative medicine treatments with PRP and bone marrow derived Stem Cells Nearly 30 Years of Experience Treating Amateur & Professional athletesLuga Podesta, MD Sports Medicine Consultant for the Florida Everblades Dr. Podesta will personally evaluate and treat each patient upon every visit. We are passionate about bringing spaces to life.Boutique Showroom & Installation Saving lives: local spay/ neuter nonprofit helps with more than surgeries BY KRISTINE GILLFlorida Weekly CorrespondentThe little black dog was limp. Two children had come running in with the animal as Tom Kepp, founder and CEO of SNIP Collier, went about gathering pets to be spayed and neutered in Immokalee. The children told him the dog had just been hit by a car. When Mr. Kepp asked the father, who was sitting on his porch at the time, what he planned to do for the dog, the man said Nothing, before walking inside his home. Mr. Kepps nonprofit is not a shelter. Its main function is providing low cost spaying and neutering for pets in conjunction with Gulf Coast Humane Society. But Mr. Kepp couldnt let the dog suffer. So he took the dog to the SVS Emergency Clinic in Fort Myers, where she spent five days undergoing two surgeries: the first to fix her right hind leg and the second to remove her left. That was back in May. Samantha, as he named her, has been living with the Kepp household ever since. Shes doing wonderful, he said. Shes an amazing little dog. Mr. Kepp estimates shes between 3 and 6 years old. They arent sure on her breed. She looks like a Maltese except all black. She weighs less than 10 pounds. But Mr. Kepp already has three dogs. And like he constantly reminds people, his organization is not in the business of fostering and adopting animals. Its main mission, since its humble beginnings in 2015, has been to address pet overpopulation in areas such as Immokalee, through education and low-cost services. The nonprofit has pets fixed for $60 compared to the $80 to $150 it can cost at a traditional vet. Even then, the procedures are covered through the groups donations for the most part. Pet owners are asked to pay what they can toward the surgery. Down the road, SNIP Collier hopes to build its own low-cost animal clinic for things like vaccines, flea medication and nail trimmings. But the immediate goal is to get Samantha adopted. There is no deadline, but if I find someone who has the time, who is home a lot and wants to take care of her, Mr. Kepp said. SNIP Collier raised nearly $2,000 for her care in just five days when she first came to them. Arthrex also stepped in to donate its JumpStart bandages to promote quicker healing. They were the same bandages Arthrex donated to the Miami bait dog Abby, whose ear and facial wounds needed weeks of treatment. SNIP Collier spent about $7,000 to have Samantha treated, but typically the money goes toward fixing pets. Last year we spayed or neutered 420 dogs. This year, weve already done 280, Mr. Kepp said. Were probably on track to do 500 to 600 this year, easy, said Kristen Karnes, who handles communications for the group. Mr. Kepp started the nonprofit after serving on the board for Humane Society Naples and seeing a real need for a program. While there is a low-cost spay and neuter clinic in Naples, he thought there could be someone to do it for less. And he knew there needed to be an outreach component to truly reach pet owners. In places like Immokalee where loose dogs are an issue, Mr. Kepp saw a way to really help. Now he can educate those pet owners about the importance of spaying and neutering, before treating and returning the pets to their owners. Id say 90 percent of the time they truly cant afford it, Mr. Kepp said of the spaying and neutering surgeries. And some people dont know about the clinics. When he encounters pregnant mothers or litters of puppies, Mr. Kepp tries to have them fostered and adopted through Gulf Coast Humane Society. Thats not just one dog that might have puppies later on, its one dog and all those puppies, Mr. Kepp said. Over the past three to four years, the group has treated about 1,400 dogs. HEATHER CARR / SHELTER PETS OF NAPLESTom Kepp, founder of SNIP Collier, holds rescue dog Samantha. Mr. Kepp found Samantha after she was hit by a car in Immokalee. He took her in when the owner refused to have her treated.


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A14 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYlooks at leading marine research at two renowned campuses in South Florida: Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University in Fort Pierce on the Indian River Lagoon, and Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium on Sarasota Bay. Seven scientists featured in this edition offer a glimpse into a much wider world of research at these two hubs, which have long been on the leading edge of helping provide information and guidance during environmental disasters while also digging deeper, beyond the headlines. From the toxic effects of red tide on young stone crabs to advanced aquaculture techniques that could change how we farm and what we eat, these researchers are part of a scientific community constantly in commune with our waterways and the life it sustains. MOTE MARINE LABORATORY & AQUARIUM Even on a hot late-July afternoon with tourist season a distant memory, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, perched on the back bay of City Island in Sarasota, was loaded with visitors. The 10.5-acre campus with its dazzling aquarium attracted more than 333,000 people in 2017. Judging by that recent afternoon, it appears it will more than hit that mark this year. People ambled through informative presentations on red tide, sharks, jellyfish and Molly, the preserved body of a giant squid, among other attractions. Ticket sales to the crowds help fund a world-class research program and advance Motes education and outreach mission, along with revenue from grants, industry and corporations, specialty license plates, and individual donors. Motes 2017 revenue came to about $22.9 million. Mote also relies on the help of more than 1,770 volunteers, including community relations assistant Pamela Siderski, a Boston native who makes the trek from her home in Venice. Siderski gave a Florida Weekly reporter a tour. This year, she pointed out, Mote announced plans to build a $130 million aquarium in Sarasota County. Construction is to begin in 2019. It will double the aquarium both in size and the numbers of visitors while allowing it to use the current facility entirely for research and expand its current staff of scientists. Were running out of space here, Siderski said. We have scientists who want to come work for us and we dont have space for them. Motes current staff of about 200 employees and 30 Ph.D. scientists are involved in work that spans not just local waters but the globe, with more than 20 separate research programs that, along with a host of collaborative partners, includes work on manatees, dolphins, ocean technology, biomedical research and ocean acidification, to name a few. Founded by Eugenie Clark, Ph.D., who is famous for her pioneering research on sharks, what is now Mote officially opened in Placida in 1955 in a one-room cabin called Cape Haze Marine Laboratory. It was later named for benefactor William R. Mote and in addition to its main campus has added four field stations, including the 200-acre Mote Aquaculture Research Park in Sarasota and the 1-acre Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research & Restoration in Summerland Key. Here are a few samples of what Mote researchers are working on now. Stone crabs in red tide Red tides, a harmful algal bloom of Karenia brevis, have in recent years grown in size and intensity along the Gulf Coast. In addition to sickening people, the outbreaks are threatening one of Floridas most popular seafoods, stone crabs, which are harvested mostly along the western Gulf Coast and generated more than $31.3 million during last years fishing season. Mote Marine postdoctoral research fellow Philip Gravinese, Ph.D., led a study published in March showing for the first time how red tide can kill sublegal stone crabs, which are sexually mature but not yet adults legal to be harvested. (Adult crab claws are harvested, and the crab is thrown back in the water where it can sometimes grow a new claw.) The sublegal crabs as well as his work looking at how rising ocean temperatures and acidification effect stone crab larvae could be unwelcome harbingers of stone crab seasons to come. These guys represent what comes back into your fishery several years later, Gravinese said, sitting in his office behind the main aquarium in a utilitarian grey two-story building nicknamed Motel 6. My hope is that we can inform the fishery. The stone crab fishery has decreased by 25 percent since 2000, Gravinese said, in part due to a trap reduction program, although his research suggests red tide may play a large role in thinning out the population of younger crabs. He offers a caveat to the paper looking at the effects of red tide on sublegal crabs: they were studied in the laboratory at Mote rather than in the ocean, where they could potentially escape it, migrating away or burrowing into the sand. The crabs at the Mote lab were exposed over the course of nine days to different levels of toxin. For those exposed to toxic levels of red tide consistent with recent west coast outbreaks that lasted up to eight months in some areas, the study says they consumed less food, lost reflexes, and survivorship decreased by 42 percent. This is the first study to demonstrate negative effects of K. brevis on the stone crab, the study reads, presenting the critical need of further investigation RESEARCHFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOErinn Muller exploring coral, above, and at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, left. COURTESY PHOTORobert Hueter, Ph.D., who is researching white sharks at Mote Marine Laboratory.Weve been losing coral at an unprecedented rate ... And the hits just kind of keep on coming. Erinn Muller, Ph.D., Mote Marine Laboratory & AquariumIts a critical issue both here in the United states and globally ... As we continue to see the world population grow we are realizing were going to run into huge challenges both in providing food and water resources for people. Kevan Main, Ph.D.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2018 NEWS A15to fully understand how red tide may impact sustainability of the fishery.Restoring Floridas sick coral reefStretching 350 miles from off the east coast from Martin County to the Dry Tortugas, the Florida Reef is the third largest on earth, a Mote Marine aquarium exhibit says, generating 70,000 jobs and 16 million visitors a year with a $6.3 billion economic impact. With coral reefs wealth of plant and animal life, they also support extraordinary opportunities for many areas of science, including potential biomedical applications for diseases such as cancer. You can think of these reefs like the rainforest, said James Sullivan, Ph.D., interim executive director of Harbor Branch, But they are in decline due to climate change, ocean acidification, disease outbreaks and other factors. Weve been losing coral at an unprecedented rate, said Erinn Muller, Ph.D., Mote Marines program manager for coral health and disease and the science director of the Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration. And the hits just kind of keep on coming. That includes a disease outbreak that presented in the Florida Reef beginning in 2014 off Miami-Dade County and has spread north and south along nearly the entire reef. Coral disease tends to come and go but this one has not gone away, Muller said. She manages a team at Mote that is part of a consortium of some three dozen organizations under the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, formed about a year and a half ago, that are studying the outbreak. While the pathogen (difficult to find in most coral) has not been identified, scientists believe it is a waterborne bacteria and are testing therapies. There is progress and hope, however, in part of her work to identify certain strains of coral that are disease resistant, possibly genetically. Through an underwater coral nursery with thousands of specimens, Mote is cultivating species that survive and replanting them onto reefs. Generally, they are also finding they can grow the coral faster than in the wild and that 95 percent survive after a year. There are some coral that are resilient to these threats, she said. Her goal is to tease apart the mechanism behind that, try to figure out what makes these special coral tick, (and) incorporate that knowledge into coral restoration. Raising sustainable seafood About 25 miles from Motes main campus at a 200-acre Mote Aquaculture Research Park, the Florida native species redfish or red drum is being raised along with edible sea vegetables including sea purslane (in the spinach family) in selfsustaining tanks. Over roughly the last four years, Mote senior scientists and the program manager of the Marine & Freshwater Aquaculture Research Program, Kevan Main, Ph.D., has been working on perfecting the system. Main has led Motes program since 2001, and has more than three decades in the field of aquaculture, an eco-friendly method of farming that can help minimize water use as well. While aquaculture may seem like an outlier in the farming community now, it is ready to play a vital role in food security for a growing world population in the decades to come. Its a critical issue both here in the United states and globally, she said. As we continue to see the world population grow we are realizing were going to run into huge challenges both in providing food and water resources for people. One of the biggest challenges is going to be to ensure we have high quality food as well as water. Our traditional methods of producing land-based agricultural products often are water intensive. Main has worked on sustainable methods of producing seafood as well as supplying snook (a gamefish) and corals. Her focus an integrated redfish-purslane system is a combination of aquaculture and hydroponics often referred to as an aquaponics system. This year, Main is producing her fourth crop of redfish and vegetables. Thats really my pet project, the one I have focused most of my attention on personally as a Mote scientist is making this prototype system work economically, she said, so we can help transfer it to industry The redfish is kind of an ideal candidate for marine aquaculture to move forward with in Florida and frankly throughout the whole Southeastern United States, because they are a really hardy fish. If youre going to be working on farming them you have a much higher likelihood of being successful. Part of what makes the project sustainable: the sea purslane is raised in nutrient rich saltwater instead of the soil it would take to grow a plant like spinach. Admittedly, its a vegetable people would have to get used to, but redfish are already well known to modern American palates. Blackened redfish was a really popular dish thanks to the work done by Chef Paul Prudhomme out of (Louisiana). Actually, it got so popular they had to close the commercial fishery because it was just being harvested like crazy. So if youre going to get redfish they have to come from aquaculture. What I think is a real shame is theres product coming into Florida being produced overseas Wouldnt it be nice if we could have some local Florida-raised redfish on restaurant menus? It seems like an ideal fit for them instead of buying redfish thats coming from Vietnam. Carrying on shark research Robert Hueter, Ph.D., came to Mote Marine as a post-doctoral scientist 30 years ago and stayed. The work weve done and continue to do runs the gamut from work in the lab to sort of the inner workings of sharks, what makes them tick, and then going into the wild and doing abundant surveys to look at conservation status on them in these waters (off the Atlantic coast) and other places around the world, he said. In 1991, he created the Center for Shark Research, the nations only congressionally established research center for sharks. This was the beginning of our recognition that sharks were in trouble, he said. They were being overfished worldwide and populations were crashing. So congress was convinced that more attention needed to be focused on that. In the later part of his career, he has focused more on white sharks, also known as great white sharks, the species that wreaked havoc in the 1975 film Jaws. In 2010, he formed a relationship with the nonprofit OCEARCH, an organization that tracks marine species, to use its research vessel to track and study white sharks. OCEARCH offers open access data related to its Global Shark Tracker on Apple and Android as well as on social media platforms that has spurred further shark research. Now chief science advisor for OCEARCH, Hueter is planning a trip in September and October to investigate white sharks mating activities near Nova Scotia and New Finland. The expedition is one of about a dozen planned over the course of several years to put together a complete picture of white sharks in different stages of life. Typically, they catch the sharks on fishing rigs and then raise them up on a hydraulic platform akin to a surgical operating room where the animals are kept hydrated, calm and cool, while being studied for about 15 minutes. We take about 15 minutes as a crew to race around and take samples, take blood, do measurements, do things like ultrasound and then attach a variety of instruments to the sharks to track their movements, he said. Its very exciting work. You wait and wait and then the shark comes and youre like a NASCAR pit crew, under pressure to get all the work done in 15 minutes. FAU HARBOR BRANCH OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTE On a Monday afternoon in late July, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute on the Florida Atlantic University campus in Fort Pierce was humid and quiet. In the groupings of buildings protected by a gate and security guard on its 144acre campus, almost no one could be found besides a Florida Weekly reporter on a tour with Cara Perry, FAUs assistant vice president of communication. The academic enclave is set on the semi-rural edge St. Lucie County on an inlet of the 156-mile Indian River Lagoon, a rich resource for many of Harbor Branchs research projects on the Atlantic Coast. Founded in 1971 and merging with Florida Atlantic University in 2007, HBOI staff includes about 200 staff, professors and students, including more than 30 doctorate level research scientists. In a cool office with an almost suspiciously clean desk, interim executive director Jim Sullivan, Ph.D., said HBOI plans in the coming year to add a graduate degree program in Marine Science & Oceanography and hire additional researchers, growing on HBOIs three main tiers of research: ocean exploration, understanding marine ecosystem functions and the wise use of marine resources. Our mission has been constantly expanding our programs, he said. to be a local, state, and national leader in oceanographic research. The organizations research activities have run broad and deep, from studying how dolphins in the Indian River can be harbingers of human health to deep-sea underwater explorations that SEE RESEARCH, A16 COURTESY PHOTOSFAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. Adam Shaefer works the lab at FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute.


A16 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYbrought back sponge samples used in biomedical research for diseases such as cancer and Alzheimers. Some of those missions were carried out with HBOIs own specially engineered Johnson Sea Link vessels. The pioneering vessels with their signature bubble cockpit first engineered by Edward Albert Link for Seward Johnson, HBOIs founder, are now retired and on display at the campus, replaced by unmanned submersibles that can travel underwater for months at a time. HBOIs 2017 revenue of $22.96 million came primarily through the state university system $9.43 million and also through competitive grants and contracts. It received state funding from organizations such as Florida Department of Health, from specialty license plate funds such as Save Our Seas, and industry groups including Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and Zeigler Brothers Inc. It also received $6.1 million in federal funding last year from a wide range of organizations including NOAA and the U.S. Department of Defense. There is embargoed research now involving U.S. defense and goliath grouper that unfortunately could not be disclosed Sullivan said it may be released soon but Florida Weekly caught up with a fascinating group of researchers in their own right. The dolphin link Dolphins are one of worlds most adored creatures, but as predators at the top of the food chain their bodies also process and store water pollutants in ways that hold valuable lessons for environmental and human health. Harbor Branch principal investigator in epidemiology, population health and pathology, Adam Schaefer, M.P.H. (masters in public health), has pioneered research that explores those lessons. His pioneering work with dolphins in the Indian River Lagoon showed they had some of the highest mercury concentrations found in the species, and what that could mean for people who ate seafood from the same waters. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, high levels of mercury, including from eating contaminated fish or shellfish, can damage brain function and harm a developing fetus, among other effects. We found that of the anglers that we studied or sampled, individuals who were eating locally caught seafood three times or more (per week) had the highest risk of having a mercury concentration over the EPA threshold, he said. Dolphins as well as other coastal predators, such as sharks, help what Schaefer calls closing the loop between marine mammal, environmental and human health. Coastal predators, their health and contaminant burdens, are a pretty good indication of whats going on in the environment because theyre at the top of the food web, he said. There are a lot of folks that talk about these connections but not as many folks are taking the next step to close the loop by doing direct human work. In his current research, in partnerships with other scientists at Harbor Branch and elsewhere, Schaefer said he has the opportunity to close that loop between other types of marine life and humans, as well. For instance, he has just begun studies looking at how algal blooms effect people. Many people have heard about the cold-like symptoms, but Schaefers science will allow him to take a closer, more definitive look. Were actually in this rare position that not many folks are in to really close that connection, he said. We see the cumulative effects of some of that environmental degradation on wildlife health, but were able to see how some of those things are circling back and effecting people on the coast. He is also working on follow-up research on what mercury levels in dolphins could portend for mercury exposure in pregnant women who live near the Indian River Lagoon. Now were following that chain all the way through the highest risk individuals, which are pregnant women when it comes to mercury, he said. In doing so, he could discover other areas of unexplored human health, such as how beneficial certain types of seafood could be during pregnancy. Integrating parallel data across systems ocean, human, and the many streams of research available at Harbor Branch is crucial to his ongoing work. The health of the oceans were all connected, he said, and its really important to close that loop between oceans and human health to ultimately project the environment, which is ultimately going to pay off for us.Ultra-efficient aquaculture Aquaculture techniques that integrate the production of plants and seafood or animals in a more eco-friendly, sustainable system, or polyculture, have origins in ancient China. But modern techniques that continue to work on more complex, efficient levels have sprung up in the United States over the last 50 years as concerns about the enormous use of water and other resources to feed a growing population and create food security became more pronounced. Harbor Branch associate director for research Paul Wills, Ph.D., has found himself at the worlds leading edge of a new age of innovation as lead scientist on HBOIs Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture technology system, which began six years ago. An ancient Chinese system might have integrated carp, ducks and pigs, with mulberry trees planted around the pond. The system Wills works with is located mostly indoors and uses a series of tanks connected with pipes. It integrates fish, shrimp, sea urchins, oysters, sea cucumbers and macroalgae (seaweed). The species are grown in harmony and almost nothing, including waste, goes to waste. A computer-controlled system circulates water and distributes nutrients. Urine, feces that an animal excretes is not considered a waste, its considered a resource to produce another crop from, Wills said. The balance in the system, which Wills simplified to explain, is based on trophic levels in ecology, where an organism gets its nutrition from in the food chain. His team, which includes nine scientists who work on the IMTA system as well as, over time, contributions from at least half the scientists at Harbor Branch is considering adding a crab to the equation. But figuring out how to balance crabs with every other crop, without poisoning each other, gets complicated. And since the team is working with full-strength sea water it cant use plants such as tomatoes and lettuce. One of Wills goals is to convince more people to eat seaweed. It could take decades before farmers adopt such methods, or it could happen more quickly, and Wills and his team plan to continue to perfect a system he already believes in and prove its worth doing. The possibilities for farmers and others could be profound, including revenue diversification with multiple crops produced under a single system, and ultimately creating environmental security, and from that even social stability. It takes a long time to change attitudes of farmers and how they operate, Wills said. Farmers arent just going to take the researchers word for it, they want to see that its actually working.Seagrass restoration in FloridaSeagrass is among the most common plants at the bottoms of our waters. It is a shelter for marine life and holds together the bottoms themselves. And it has been under long-time threat from the breakneck pace of human development and in more recent years from algal blooms, caused by the overly nutrient laden freshwater flushed out of Lake O down waterways on both coasts, that darken the water and cut off the life-giving light that seagrass needs to make photosynthesis. Since 2011 weve had a series of very devastating algal blooms, said Dennis Hanisak, Ph.D., a researcher at Harbor Branch since 1977 and director of the Indian River Lagoon Observatory. (That) resulted in a lot of seagrass loss. These blooms get in the water and cut down on the light availability I used to say you may not care about seagrass, but you may care about fish. Basically, seagrass is an important habitat for fish and all kinds of invertebrates. Its just a way to get a lot more biodiversity and a lot of these fish are ones people are interested in either for recreational or commercial fishery. Harbor Branch has developed a seagrass nursery in tanks on its campus that could help restore seagrass more quickly, like going to buy sod, Hanisak said. To grow enough material in tanks to transplant it back out in nature in some of these areas that have been devastated. And also figure out if environmental conditions have returned to a better place (in which) the sea grass can grow again. The largest area where seagrass has been devastated and will need to be replanted is off Brevard County, Hanisak said, but its loss has also occurred off Indian River County, Melbourne, Cocoa Beach and many other places. His current research also utilizes HBOIs Indian River Lagoon Observatory Network of Environmental Sensors, which began in 2013 and gives researchers real-time water quality and weather updates. It allows us to get a lot more data than weve ever had in the past, he said, and also because its over a broader special coverage we get an idea of where things are moving around. Because seagrass doesnt flower often it doesnt get a lot of chances to reproduce in the wild, so it can take years or even decades to regrow seagrass populations. Hanisak points out there is hope in the lessons of the past. In the 1970s, Tampa Bay experienced massive seagrass loss due to water with heavy nutrient loads, primarily nitrogen, but was able to reduce the nutrients in the water. Eventually the seagrass was better than they ever were even though the population continues to grow over there, Hanisak said. RESEARCHFrom page 15 COURTESY PHOTOSOne of the historic Johnson Sea Link submersibles (now retired) on display at FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. The Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is studying how to create balanced systems for marine life.Coastal predators, their health and contaminant burdens, are a pretty good indication of whats going on in the environment because theyre at the top of the food web. Adam Schaefer, M.P.H. FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute


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The ACLU told NPR that the legislators who were falsely matched were men, women, Republicans and Democrats of all ages. However, the software did misidentify people of color at a higher rate.Weird scienceYou thought you were old? Youre just a twinkle in a nematodes eye. Russian scientists have revived two ancient, frozen roundworms, or nematodes, from samples collected in Siberian permafrost, The Siberian Times reported on July 26. The worms, which were found in cores taken from 30 meters and 3.5 meters deep, are believed to be female and 41,700 and 32,000 years old, respectively. After collecting the samples, scientists slowly thawed out the worms, which eventually started eating and moving. Scientists from the Institute of PhysicoChemical and Biological Problems of Soil Science in Moscow believe the nematodes have some adaptive mechanisms that may be of scientific importance.Higher callingDuring a July 23 debate among mayoral candidates in Key West, Sloan Bashinsky, a perennial contender, took a minute to answer a call from God. Hello? What? God? Bashinsky said, speaking into his cellphone. According to FLKeys News, it wasnt the first time hes heard from a higher power: I have said every time I ran, I ran because God told me to run, Bashinsky explained. I think anyone who wants this job is insane. Bashinsky has a law degree from Vanderbilt University and was once among the islands homeless. He joins six other candidates on the ticket.Sign of the timesJust after midnight on July 22, a couple in Palo Alto, Calif., were awakened in their bedroom by a 17-year-old burglar with a garment obscuring his face. Instead of demanding money or jewelry, though, the intruder asked for their Wi-Fi password. According to the Sacramento Bee, the homeowner forced the teen out of the home and called police, who tracked him down a block away and arrested him for felony residential burglary. Police later determined it wasnt the teens first attempt at connectivity. Less than an hour earlier that night, a prowler had summoned a woman from her home to ask for access to her Wi-Fi network also. She told him to go away, and he rode off on a bicycle which she realized the next day he had stolen from her backyard. She called police, who recovered the bike near where they had arrested the teen.Bright ideas Jeffrey Jacobs, 37, thought he had a great thing going. Last year, when a tree fell on his White Plains, N.Y., home, he told the owner of a tree service (and big hockey fan) that he was the owner of the NHLs Boston Bruins, reported The Hour. Impressed, the tree service owner sent a crew in the midst of a storm, then billed the actual club owner, 78-year-old Jeremy Jacobs, $5,100 for the service. Police in nearby Wilton, Conn., heard about the deception when they received a call in May from security officials at a company chaired by the Bruins owner. The story sounded familiar: In November, Jacobs had been pulled over in Wilton, and he told officers he owned the Bruins in an effort to get out of the ticket. On July 20, Jacobs was pulled over for using his phone while driving in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., sent back to Wilton and charged with criminal impersonation. Diamonds are so 20th century. In Japan, Warp Space is offering newlyweds the chance to make their union universal with wedding plaques launched into space. According to United Press International, the startup company, founded by faculty members from the University of Tsukuba, will print a titanium plate with the names of the betrothed and put it, along with a few hundred other plaques, in one of a series of small cubes to be released into space from the International Space Station. Astronauts will memorialize the launching by taking photographs, which will then be sent to the newlyweds. The service costs $270.LuckyKyle McAleer, 20, a Chicago Cubs fan from Iowa, adopted a goofy rally cap idea from former Cubs player Starlin Castro a few years ago a plastic bucket. But no ones laughing now: As McAleer and his family watched a game from seats under Wrigley Fields manual scoreboard on July 24, a 6to 8-inch metal pin fell out of the board and onto McAleers head, where he had only moments earlier secured the bucket. Although he suffered a cut requiring five staples, McAleer is crediting the bucket for saving his life. It might have fractured my skull. It definitely could have been fatal. I am extremely lucky, he told the Associated Press. Cubs spokesman Julian Green said the incident has been ruled an accident, not a structural issue, and the team has sent McAleer some swag, including a jersey. NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY THE EDITORS AT ANDREWS MCMEELDistributed by Universal Press Syndicate


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PE T T ALESPre-op prep7 things your veterinarian wants you to know before your pet has surgery BY KIM CAMPBELL THORNTONAndrews McMeel SyndicationIf your pet is having surgery, whether its a spay/neuter procedure or an orthopedic repair, you may be wondering whether that blood work is necessary, why your pet cant eat or drink beforehand, and how soon hell recover from the experience. The following information can help ensure that your pet has a good experience and rapid recovery. Pre-test protocol. The lab work your veterinarian recommends before surgery is to make sure your pet doesnt have any liver or kidney problems that could interfere with the ability to metabolize the anesthetic and to ensure that your pet isnt anemic, which could be an issue in case of blood loss. Comfort begins at home. Your veterinarian may prescribe gabapentin or trazodone for you to give at home before bringing your pet in. High levels of stress spark chemical changes in the body that can weaken the immune system. Stress can also exacerbate the sensation of pain. If we have those drugs onboard before there are any pain impulses, theyre much more effective, says Tamara Grubb, DVM, assistant clinical professor of anesthesia and analgesia at Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Medicating pets beforehand can help ensure that they arrive at the clinic calm. Other pre-surgical stress busters include playing soothing music specially composed for dogs and cats and spraying feline and canine pheromones, artificial chemical messengers that create a sense of security. Cats are special. New anesthesia guidelines by the American Association of Feline Practitioners recognize that cats have special needs when it comes to sedation and anesthesia. The guidelines address ways to prevent common cat complications related to anesthesia. Your veterinarian can provide you with a handout that explains the anesthesia process. Nail nausea. Nausea and vomiting from carsickness before surgery or as a result of anesthesia can affect how well a pet does during and after anesthesia. Veterinary analgesia and anesthesia specialist Jordyn Marie Boesch at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine encourages veterinarians to give maropitant, an antinausea medication, to cats and dogs orally the night before anesthesia or to send it home with owners to give it with the pets dinner the night before surgery. A single dose will prevent vomiting for 24 hours, she says. We have found this to be extremely effective at preventing vomiting due to pre-medication for general anesthesia.Tell your veterinarian about supplements and medications your pet takes. Some herbal supplements can increase bleeding during surgery or interfere with the drugs being used, says veterinarian Sheilah Robertson, a specialist in anesthesia and pain management. Dont leave anything out, even if its something as innocuous as fish oil pills or a baby aspirin. Even low doses of aspirin can increase the risk of excessive bleeding during surgery. Your pet accidentally got breakfast the day of surgery. Now what? Be honest. Its not a problem as long as we know, Dr. Robertson says. And its OK to give oral medications pre-operatively. Your veterinarian isnt referring to those when she says nothing by mouth beforehand. Post-surgical care. Icing the incision (ask your vet how to do it and how often); providing deep, soft bedding if your pet has a fracture or bruising; and feeding canned food after tooth extractions are some simple things you can do at home to help your pet recover more quickly and less painfully. Give pain medication as directed, and call your veterinarian if your pet appears to be in pain. Owners know the patient best, and if an owner tells me they believe their pets pain is not well controlled, I take that very seriously, Dr. Boesch says. Pets of the Week>> Chaplain is a 4-year-old domestic shorthair mix. She is not only adorable, but very playful and loving too. Her adoption fee is $55. >> Dario is a 1-yearold domestic shorthair mix. He has a mellow disposition, enjoys his time on the lanai and likes scratches under his chin. His adoption fee is $55. >> Kaelen is 2-yearold terrier mix. She is very friendly and loves meeting new people. She would prefer to have a home where she is the only dog as she is more of a people person. Her adoption fee is $75. >> Yawkey is a 3-year-old bulldog mix who loves to have fun. Playtime means a splash in the pool or a lively game of catch. He would make a great furry addition to an active family. His adoption fee is $75. Dogs 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 for more information. With planning, you can help your pet have a good surgical experience.


Early voting for primary begins Aug. 18 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYEarly voting for the Aug. 28 primary begins Aug. 18 at select polling sites in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties. Early voting ends on Aug. 25. Registration for voting in the primary closed July 30. During the Primary Election, electors will vote for state governor, the states cabinet, as well as state and federal representatives within their party affiliations. If opposed within their own parties, U.S. senators, representatives in congress, state representatives and state senators will be on the ballot. Also if opposed within their party voters may also see county commissioners on their ballot. Because Florida is a closed primary state, voters may only vote within their party. The winning candidates of the Primary Election, who see opposition from another party, will then move on to the General Election in November. As of Aug. 6, registered voters eligible to vote in the primary in Lee County included 187,831 Republicans, 118,320 Democrats and 131,031 others. The elections office reported a total of 437,182. In Collier, those numbers are 106,349 Republicans, 49,423 Democrats and 53,338 others. The reported total was 209,110. Numbers reported by the Charlotte County Supervisor of Elections office, as of Aug. 6, were 59,825 Republicans, 36,501 Democrats and 36,755 others. The office reported the total as 133,081. The deadline to request a mail ballot is 5 p.m. on Aug. 22, elections officials say. The ballot must be physically back in the hands of the elections office by 7 p.m. Aug. 28. Postal officials recommend mailing the ballot back a week before election day to account for unforeseen events like weather delays that could delay delivery. A postmark by the deadline isnt good enough if its received after the polls close on Aug. 28. The number of mailed-in ballots received by the Lee County elections office totaled 25,836 as of Aug. 6. Thats a percentage of 5.92 of eligible voters. A total of 15,003 ballots were Republican, 6,815 were Democrat, 3,936 no party affiliation, and 82 other. In Collier County, 10,953 mail ballots had been counted as of Aug. 6, a 5.24 percent turnout. The breakdown included 7,020 Republican ballots, 2,241 Democrat, 1,662 no party affiliation and 30 other. Voters who want to vote early should present a valid photo identification and a signature identification at the early voting site. Voters can vote at any early voting site within the county when the site is open. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m.Lee County sites are: Lee County Library 921 SW39th Terrace, Cape Coral Lee County Elections Center, 13180 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers North Fort Myers Recreation Center 2000 N. Recreation Parkway, North Fort Myers Northwest Regional Library 519 Chiquita Blvd., Cape Coral Fort Myers Regional Library 2450 First St., Fort Myers Lee County elections Bonita branch 25987 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs Veterans Park Recreation Center 55 S. Homestead Rd., Lehigh Acres Estero Recreation Center 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd., Estero East County Regional Library, 881 Gunnery Rd. N., Lehigh AcresCollier County sites are: Collier County Government Complex 3311 Tamiami Trl E., Naples Everglades City Hall 102 Copeland Avenue N., Everglades City Golden Gate Community Center 4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples Immokalee Community Park 321 N. First St., Immokalee Library Headquarters 2385 Orange Blossom Drive, Naples Marco Island Library 210 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island Norris Center 755 8th Ave S., Naples North Collier Regional Park 15000 Livingston Road, Naples Supervisor of Elections Office 3750 Enterprise Ave., Naples For complete information on voting and registration, see these websites: NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2018 A19 WERE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD Clearly, the right choice C l l t h i h t h i Clearlytherightchoice Since 1971 David C. Brown, M.D.World Renowned Cataract Surgeon Founder & Medical Director BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIALS! 888 EYE APPTDIAL **EYE ON YOUR MOBILE PHONE FOR AN APPOINTMENT TODAY!Patient must be a student. No other discounts or insurance can be applied. Other restrictions apply, see store for details. Offer Expires: 9/30/18 STUDENTSBUY A FRAMEat full priceGET FREEPolycarbonate Lenses with Anti-Glare NO-COST BACK 2 SCHOOL SHOTSDont Wait . Set the Date and Vaccinate!Free for Children Ages Birth18 YearsNaples239-252-8595 MondayFriday, 8am5pm (Registration Closes at 3pm)Immokalee239-252-7300 MondayFriday, 8am4pm No Appointment Necessary Walk-In Services for Childrens Vaccines


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Bacteria cause most tick-borne diseases, with Lyme disease representing the majority (82 percent) of reported cases. The spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi is the primary cause of Lyme disease in North America; it is carried by hard-bodied ticks that then feed on smaller mammals, such as white-footed mice, and larger animals, such as whitetailed deer. Although there are likely many factors contributing to increased Lyme disease, greater tick densities and their expanding geographical range have played a key role, the authors write. The Ixodes scapularis tick, which is the primary source of Lyme disease in the northeastern U.S., had been detected in nearly 50 percent more counties by 2015 than was previously reported in 1996. Although most cases of Lyme disease are successfully treated with antibiotics, 10 to 20 percent of patients report lingering symptoms after effective antimicrobial therapy. Scientists need to better understand this lingering morbidity, note the authors. Tick-borne virus infections are also increasing and could cause serious illness and death. Powassan virus, recognized in 1958, causes a febrile illness that can be followed by progressive and severe neurologic conditions, resulting in death in 10 to 15 percent of cases and long-term symptoms in as many as 70 percent of survivors. Only 20 U.S. cases of POWV infection were reported before 2006; 99 cases were reported between 2006 and 2016. The public health burden of tickborne disease is considerably underreported, according to the authors. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports approximately 30,000 cases of Lyme disease annually in the U.S. but estimates that the true incidence is 10 times that number. It is also critical that scientists develop vaccines to prevent disease, the authors write. A vaccine to protect against Lyme disease was previously developed, but was pulled from the market and is no longer available. Future protective measures could include vaccines specifically designed to create an immune response to a pathogen, or to target pathogens inside the ticks that carry them. By focusing research on the epidemiology of tick-borne diseases, improving diagnostics, finding new treatments and developing preventive vaccines, public health officials and researchers may be able to stem the growing threat these diseases pose. In the meantime, the authors suggest, health-care providers should advise their patients to use basic prevention techniques: wear insect repellant, wear long pants when walking in the woods or working outdoors and check for ticks. HCN receives big boost from Suncoast Credit Union FoundationHealthcare Network of Southwest Florida has received a $10,000 grant from the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation to support the expansion of its Ronald McDonald Care Mobile program.The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile is a mobile pediatric office that travels to schools and neighborhoods to deliver dental care and medical screenings to the most underserved children in Collier County while giving them access to continuing care through HCNs land-based dental sites. Since 2004, the RMCM has provided medical and dental care to more than 32,000 underserved children in Collier County. The RMCM provides dental screenings and sealants in coordination with Collier County Public Schools to first and second grade children. The program currently serves 13 Title One Schools in Collier County, and the funding from Suncoast Credit Union Foundation will increase the number of children served by adding an additional school for the 2018-2019 school year. Our goal is to create a dental home for every child in our community, and often the first point of access is at these school-based visits on board the Care Mobile. The support from Suncoast Credit Union Foundation will ensure that we continue to reach as many underserved children in need as possible, said CEO Mike Ellis. For more information on HCN, visit or call 6583000. The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile delivers care and screenings to underserved children.


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A22 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 22 SEPTEMBER 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLY Tiffany McQuaid What accomplishment are you most proud of in 2017? I am most proud of our ability (as a boutique real estate firm) to overcome adversity and figure out a way to maintain strength in our marketplace. We were blessed to be nominated by Inman News (our Global Real Estate News Source) as Most Innovative Brokerage in the Country! In addition, we have pioneered the entire state of Florida in launching the first voice activated search for real estate through the Amazon Alexa, Microsoft Cortana and Google Home. These devices are quickly becoming a staple in our lives and it makes sense that people will soon be asking for assistance in a real estate search from them as well... Simply ask Alexa to open real estate (you may have to enable the Voicester skill on your app) and search all of Lee and Collier County with ease. Try it out, its super cool! We, as a company, hope to lead and better the industry by example as time goes on...How are you responding to changes in the local economy?We, as a company, tend to lead with the question of adding value. With that in mind, we have created a program called Snowbird Certified that provides additional education to our Realtors over and above the traditional schooling and continuing education. This designation we have created allows the client stress free and seamless relocation from the north to the south in providing everything they need to know about moving to Florida. It is about going further than just the real estate transaction, but assisting in supporting the clients needs during (what can be) a time of uncertainty coupled with loads of questions. The clients can be assured that whatever their needs, our team will assist them from start to finish.Name the top three elements or practices that have been absolutely critical in the success of your business?This is an easy one, without a doubt: gratitude, creativity and authenticity. I walk through my door every morning with an overwhelming sense of gratitude for being blessed with the best team in town. The creativity that permeates from my brain is truly a gift that everyone has embraced in my office, our true differentiator. Finally, authenticity, that is the acceptance of each one of us as we truly are and celebrating individual uniqueness. I have always been a believer in being true to you. Everyone else is already taken.Within the context of your current marketing/promotional strategy, how do you differentiate your company from your competitors?As a company we believe in community outreach through sweat equity, and our in house marketing team collaborates to create, execute and/or implement some of the areas largest events. (i.e., Taste of Collier, Rockin on the Bay, Rockin the Point, Stonecrab Festival, etc.) This allows us an opportunity to bring the community together and give back using our skills and talents. Our Realtors are very involved in the execution and participation and have formed great relationships as a result. As far as a marketing strategy goes, we like to take normal everyday things and put a creative spin on our promotional ad/pieces to make it relatable and memorable.What is your superpower? Superpower? Imagination, period. My creative brain tends to see things in 3D-technicolor and that allows me to create concepts and ideas and see the end result. It then becomes a matter of semantics to implement. With that said, my strengths lies in internal drive, self motivation and tenacity. As we all have faced many obstacles, fears and failures in life, truly the greatest strength I have learned is bouncing back quickly and never, ever giving up as there is always opportunity on the other side of any obstacle! How is social media impacting your industry or business this year? Whats in store for 2018? Facebook? Twitter? Etc.I was lucky enough to be involved in a meeting at Facebook Headquarters with the CEOs/owners of some of the largest real estate firms in the world along with the heads of Facebook and Zillow, so this question is topic forefront in my brain. As our industry continues to find ways for exposure of listings in the internet world, social media allows a platform not only for exposure of inventory, but also a huge tool for relationship building. Although most people dont like seeing a personal feed on Facebook loaded with business promotion and pushing properties, a Realtor who is aware will find and utilize tools currently available (or soon to be available) to make the connection with the consumer or their sphere of influence. The reality in real estate, or any form of sales, is people like to do business with those who they like and trust. Social media is a great catalyst to start the conversation and catapult the relationship if used appropriately.What will you base your success on for 2018?As a company, we will continue to keep a finger on the pulse of the future of our industry, but will focus daily on the present. We will continue to think outside of the box and find our own stamp on bettering the industry not only locally, but nationwide. We will broaden our vision for success, try our hardest to stay ten steps ahead, rest easier in knowing there is hope for tomorrow and sprinkle everything we do with a touch of innovation to ensure what we do shines and, most importantly, stands out! The clients can be assured our team will assist them from start to finish Tiffany McQuaidMcQuaid & Company Real Estate Services & McQuaid Marketing & Promotions WHO AM I?NAME: Tiffany McQuaid TITLE AND COMPANY: President, McQuaid & Company Real Estate Services & McQuaid Marketing & Promotions YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: 4 YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 15 NATURE OF BUSINESS: Real estate brokerage marketing and event planning EDUCATION: Youngstown State University BAYFRONT, NAPLES: 239-300-4880 COCONUT POINT, ESTERO: 239-498-4880 WWW.MCQUAIDCO.COM With over 10 MILLION of these devices in homes TODAY... 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I was luck in a meeting with the CE largest real along with Zillow, so front in m continue of listing media al for expo huge to Althou a pers with b prope find able the the in pe w is s rom start to ervices ions d y FLORIDA WEEKLY SEPTEMBER 2017 15What improvements, innovations or changes do you foresee in your industry?The trend in plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine is toward non-invasive or minimally invasive procedures which have improved a great deal over the past 20 years. The results of these treatments can rival that of some cosmetic surgeries, with much less down time and no need for general anesthesia. Procedures like CoolSculpting, which visibly reduces fat bulges without surgery, and Ulthera, which uses deeply focused ultrasound for noninvasive brow, face and neck lifting, are gaining in popularity. How are you responding to changes in the local economy? With the rebound of economy in Southwest Florida, we have continued to grow to meet the cosmetic medicine and surgery demands of our patients. We have increased our offerings with new lasers, noninvasive procedures and more providers to address these needs. We have added a full medical spa where patients can now receive eyelash extensions, massage and vaginal rejuvenation procedures.Name the top three elements or practices that have been absolutely critical in the success of your business?Honesty and integrity Telling patients what they honestly need or dont need is a basic tenet of my practice. I am not willing to do a procedure if it is not right or needed for that patient. I would rather turn them away than do something that is either too risky or not indicated. Patients appreciate that honesty and usually return in the future for something else they may really need. Availability I am always available to my patients at all times. I give them my cell number to call or text me if they have a problem or question in the evenings or on the weekends. Amazingly, I get very few calls. My patients only call when they have a real question or problem. I would much rather them call or text me the question than sit at home all weekend wondering what to do.Within the context of your current marketing/promotional strategy, how do you differentiate your company from your competitors?We try to portray a very unified, clean and concise marketing image. My local marketing manager works closely with my employees and my website designers to ensure we portray a cohesive image.What will you base your success on for 2018?Continue growth of all aspects of the practice to fully utilize our new 7,600-square-foot facility. We want the surgery center and the medical spa to be booked completely to serve as many patients as we can in 2018.How is social media impacting your industry or business this year? Whats in store for 2018?Social media has been growing each year in our practice. We started using Facebook as a way of communicating with and educating prospective patients. More recently, we have seen an increase in the use of Instagram. It allows us to post photos and videos in a more user-friendly way. We have stayed away from Snapchat due to the unsavory self-promotion we have seen from some plastic surgeons. Honesty, integrity and availability are key to successKent V. Hasen, M.D. Kent V. Hasen, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples WHO AM I?NAME: Kent V. Hasen, M.D. TITLE AND COMPANY: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Med Spa of Naples YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: 15 YEARS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA: 15 NATURE OF BUSINESS: Cosmetic plastic surgery EDUCATION: Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana Universita di Bologna, Bologna, Italy Cornell University Medical College, New York, N.Y. Internship and Residencies: Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center, Chicago, Ill.; general and plastic surgery Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship: Baker, Stuzin, Baker Plastic Surgery Associates, Miami HOMETOWN: Carmel, Ind. 3699 Airport Pulling Rd N, Naples, FL 34105 10MILLI ON ofthese dev ices in homes TODA BAYFRONT, NAPLES: 239-30 0-4880 COCONUT POINT, ESTERO: 239-498-4880 WWW.MCQUAIDCO.COM With over 10 MILLION of t hese dev We, at McQuaid & Company, ar re the FIRST to oer VOICE ACTIVATED Real Est tate Sea rch for Lee and Collier Counties s! ulling Rd N, Naples, FL 34105 Current Market Trends in Various Industries Along with Economic Predictions for 2018 in a Candid Q&A Format. For Advertising Opportunities Contact Your Account Executive at 239.325.1960 PUBLICATION DATE: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 ADVERTISING DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2018 AT 12PMLooking to learn economic insights from the areas top CEOs, Directors and Business Owners?THEN READ... CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR FREE LASIK CONSULTATION!The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, or be reimbursed for payment for any o ther service, examination, or treatment that is performed as a result of, and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, or reduced fee service, examination and treatment. $1,000 OFF LASIK $500 per eye; offer good through August 31, 2018.Cannot be combined with any other offer.All Laser Lasik Bausch & Lomb Technolas/Victus State-of-the-Art Technology Albert Smolyar, M.D. SWFLEYE.COM MONEY & INVESTINGEconomic measurements can mask growth problemsA couple of weeks ago, the government announced that GDP growth for the second quarter hit a multi-year high of 4.1 percent. Following the news, President Trump and his economic team used this news as evidence that the governments policies were improving the economy and the country was better off as a result. But what exactly is GDP, how is it calculated, what are its limitations, and what can it tell us about the true strength of the U.S. economy?GDP stands for Gross Domestic Product and it represents the dollar value of all the goods and services an economy produces within its borders in a given period. Measuring GDP is a relatively new metric, becoming the default measurement for economic growth only in the last 25 years. Before that, GNP (Gross National Product) was the most widely used metric. GNP and GDP differ in how they measure foreign investment. GDP counts income produced by foreign companies within a country but excludes income produced by domestic companies outside of its home nation. In contrast, GNP counts goods made by domestic companies outside of its borders but excludes foreign companies producing income inside of another nation. So, for countries like the U.S., GNP will be higher than GDP because so many American companies produce goods outside of our country. But a nation like China will have a higher GDP because many foreign companies manufacture items within China for export. There is much debate whether GDP or GNP is a better measure of economic growth. Economists point out that a country can have high GDP growth but if that increase is mainly the result of foreign activity where the income is then repatriated back to the companys home country, the host nation may not benefit. This was seen, for example, in Ireland when many corporations funneled their profits there for tax reasons, but the country did achieve much benefit from this phantom economic growth. On the other hand, GNP can understate economic activity in a country like Mexico where many foreign companies are building manufacturing plants to export goods.GDP can be measured in three ways. The first method, the income method, sums up all income paid to domestic individuals within a given time period. This income can be in the form of wages, interest, corporate profits, investment income, and agricultural income. The second method is the production approach. Here, the value of goods and services are measured at each step along the production process until they reach the consumer. And finally, using the expenditure method of calculating GDP, peoples total spending is calculated. These three measurements should all achieve similar results. There are many individuals and groups that argue using metrics like GDP and GNP to judge economic prosperity have severe limitations and drawbacks. For example, these metrics do not measure income distribution. A country can enjoy high GDP growth but if a preponderance of the wealth is going to a small percentage of the population, that does not benefit most of its citizens. Second, GDP does not measure many things which affect a countrys standard of living such as education, health and environmental factors. A nation may grow quickly but if its water is toxic and air heavily polluted, the population will be much worse off. And lastly, GDP critics point out that the economic measure is a short-term metric that does not factor in long-term economic factors. For example, leaving a field fallow does not contribute to GDP but is vital to the longterm viability of a farm. So, while 4.1 percent GDP growth is certainly something to celebrate, the number does mask a number of very pressing economic problems facing this country. Much of this economic growth is concentrated in the hands of a small percentage of the population. For the average worker, wage growth is still flat. Capital investment is still anemic with most of corporate profits being returned to shareholders as dividends and stock buybacks. Growing debt burdens as interest rates rise will become more problematic as individuals, corporations, and governments borrow more. It is my hope that government policy will begin to tackle these critical issues so higher standard of living can be enjoyed by all Americans for decades to come. Eric Bretan, the co-owner of Ricks Estate & Jewelry Buyers in Punta Gorda, was a senior derivatives marketer and investment banker for more than 15 years at several global banks. FWA2 EXP. 8/03/18 FW10B EXP. 8/03/18NIGHT OWL SPECIALS WED & THURS NIGHTS 5pm 8pm $10 off $40$1299Specialty cuts, style, curling iron or flat iron extra. Not valid with other offers or discounts. Only at participating salons. Not valid with other offers or discounts. Only at participating salons. SE HABLA ESPAOL FANTASTIC SAMS NAPLESADULT CUT FREE SHAMPOO$10 OFFWHEN YOU SPEND $40 OR MORE IN REGULARLY PRICED SERVICES FWA2 EXP. 8/25/18 FW10B EXP. 8/25/18


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A24 BUSINESS WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY I was born 25 years ago in Alexandria, Virginia, as a print newsletter. Today I oversee a great global investment community, educating, amusing and enriching millions through my website, investing services, books, podcasts, syndicated newspaper feature, asset management service and more. (There are millions of copies of my books in print.) With offices in the U.K., Australia, Canada, Singapore and Germany, Im an advocate for individual investors. My name is taken from Shakespeare and refers to the character who could tell the king the truth without getting his head lopped off. My favorite holiday is in April. Who am I? Think you know the answer? Well announce it in next weeks edition. THE MOTLEY FOOLTo Educate, Amuse & Enrich Ask the Fool Fools School My Dumbest Investment The Motley Fool Take Name That CompanyWant to Invest? Email us at, and well send you some tips to start investing. Sorry, we cant provide individual financial advice. Beware of Social Security ScamsThere are all kinds of scams out there, aiming to steal our credit card numbers, tax refunds, Social Security benefits and even our identities. Heres a look at a common Social Security scam and how you can avoid it.In the old days, you would conduct your Social Security business with its employees over the phone or in person at one of the many local offices. Today, though, retirees and near-retirees are encouraged to go online for many of their Social Security needs. The Social Security Administration (SSA) now promotes its my Social Security site at After you create an account there, you can review the SSAs record of your past earnings to make sure theyre correct, request replacement Social Security or Medicare cards, change your address, get a replacement SSA-1099 or SSA-1042S form for tax purposes, see an estimate of your future benefits based on your earnings record and more. (The SSA used to regularly mail out estimates of future benefits to most workers, but now only sends them to a more restricted group.)You can also apply at the SSA website to start receiving your Social Security benefits. The problem is, someone else might be able to start receiving your benefits if they set up an account there in your name before you do. That can happen if you fall for a fraudulent email or phone call telling you that you need to provide some personal information, such as your Social Security number and birth date. Be skeptical of any emails or calls asking for personal information. If in doubt, contact the SSA on your own to verify.By creating your own account, you can prevent anyone else from doing so. Note that you are supposed to create an account for yourself only and should not create one for anyone else. (This is a rule that the scammers break.)Get many more retirement tips at fool. com/retirement/index.aspx and money., and try our Rule Your Retirement service at It offers solid, concise advice, along with stock and fund recommendations. Pet DumbMy dumbest investment involved the pet warehouse chain PetSmart. I owned its stock when it was trading for about $12 per share, but about a year later, it had dropped to $10 per share. I sold all of it that I owned. Boy, was I sorry when it was acquired for $8.7 billion! I., onlineThe Fool Responds: Hindsight is 20/20. Its easy to kick ourselves for moves that were so clearly wrongheaded now that we know how things unfolded. PetSmart was a pioneer in the pet retail business, starting way back in 1980. It ended up being bought by private equity firm BC Partners and taken private meaning that investors can no longer buy and sell shares of it on the open market. When a company you own stock in gets bought out by a private equity company, its often done at a premium price, giving investors an immediate boost in their shares value. But the story ends there, as theyre essentially cashed out. No matter how much more the company grows, investors no longer own part of it. PetSmart is still around, and is still the largest pet specialty retailer, with more than 1,600 locations. Last year it bought online pet retailer for more than $3 billion, taking on a lot of debt to do so. Things are getting more complicated, though, as this year its spinning off part of to BC Partners. A Super Market?Kroger (NYSE: KR) stock has been in a slump for much of the past few years, but its finally showing some signs of life, partly due to a groundbreaking deal with British online grocer Ocado to address its online order and delivery deficiencies. Kroger needed to show a strong quarter to change its narrative, and it did just that with its recent first-quarter earnings report.Kroger beat analyst estimates on both the top and bottom lines, with revenue up 3.4 percent to $37.5 billion, and management suggested that upcoming growth would exceed expectations, too. Naysayers think that the Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods will eventually disrupt the grocery industry, as Amazon has disrupted the business of many other brick-and-mortar retailers. That argument may be wrong, though, or at least premature. For starters, while Amazon has lowered prices at Whole Foods somewhat, theyre not that low. Meanwhile, groceries particularly perishable items are different from other goods. While online shopping and delivery may become a larger portion of grocery sales, most shoppers may continue to shop for groceries through traditional means. With digital shoppers likely seeking grocers with a local presence, Kroger has an edge with its nearly 2,800 stores. The grocery industry is a tough one with slim margins, but Kroger shares seem attractive at recent levels, and they offer a dividend that recently yielded 2 percent, too. The Biggest BrandsQWhat are the worlds biggest brands? T.C., Flint, MichiganAForbes magazine recently published a list of the worlds most valuable brands. Here are 2018s top 10, along with the value of each brand: 1) Apple, $183 billion; 2) Google, $132 billion; 3) Microsoft, $105 billion; 4) Facebook, $95 billion; 5) Amazon, $71 billion; 6) Coca-Cola, $57 billion; 7) Samsung, $48 billion; 8) Disney, $48 billion; 9) Toyota, $45 billion; 10) AT&T, $42 billion. Its interesting to observe how the list changes over time. A mere 15 years ago, Facebook didnt exist, and Amazon started selling items other than books only in 1998. In 2010, Forbes ranking of the most valuable brands included names such as IBM, General Electric, McDonalds, Intel and Nokia. ***QWhen a company goes public via an initial public offering (IPO), do the original owners no longer own it? G., onlineAWhen a company debuts on the open market with an IPO, usually only a part of it is sold to new investors. Heres a simplified example: The owners of Porcine Aviation (ticker: PGFLY) have determined, with the help of investment banks, that the company is worth $100 million. They decide to sell 30 percent of it to the public via an IPO to raise money to help it grow faster. They decide that theyll have 10 million shares initially priced at $10, for a total value of $100 million. So 3 million shares will be sold to the public, with the original owners retaining ownership of 70 percent of the company, or 7 million shares. The IPO will generate about $30 million (3 million shares times $10) less the investment banks fee, which is often about 7 percent. Want more information about stocks? Send us an email to Last weeks trivia answer I trace my roots back to 1980, when I was formed as a result of a legal settlement, succeeding a subsidiary of Coastal States Gas Corp. I entered the retail gas business after that, and am now the worlds largest independent petroleum refiner and a premier ethanol producer and fuel marketer. Based in San Antonio, I employ about 10,000 people and oversee 15 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity topping 3 million barrels per day, and 11 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of 1.45 billion gallons per year. My market value was recently $47 billion. Who am I? (Answer: Valero Energy) BUSINESS MEETINGS SCORE Naples will host a small business academy workshop from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Naples Accelerator, 3510 Kraft Road. The seminar will discuss the new role email marketing plays and how to take advantage of its new capabilities. There is a $30 charge for the workshop. The Leadership Collier Foundation and Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce will bring the Naples Childrens Business Fair to Collier County on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Gulf Coast High School. The Chamber invites local children ages 6 to 17 to apply for a vendor space, where they can showcase and sell their original products and services. Registration for booth space is $15 and closes on September 1. Visit www. for more information. Collier Child Care Resources will be the beneficiary of a free networking event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Seasons 52, 8930 Tamiami Trail North. The event will be hosted by CCCR Business 100, an exclusive group of philanthropic businesses helping local children through CCCRs mission and programs. To secure a ticket, visit The East Naples Merchants Association will hold its next networking event at 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at BurgerFi restaurant at 12712 Tamiami Trail E. The association meets on the second Thursday of each month to cultivate new business contacts in the area. Consultants from the Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University are available at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, 2390 Tamiami Trail N., every Thursday. To make an appointment for a free session, call Suzanne Specht at 745-3704. Applications are open for the Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award sponsored by BB&T Oswald Trippe and Company and BB&T Bank. The award recognizes a small business that has overcome adversity to achieve success. Finalists and the winner will be selected by an independent panel and announced at a Nov. 1 luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. To be eligible for the award, applicants must be a for-profit business, based in Lee, Collier or Charlotte county, that has overcome obstacles to achieve success. Businesses must employ between four and 500 people, and have been in operation for at least three years.Applications are due Sept. 4. They are available at the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, 25071 Chamber of Commerce Drive in Bonita Springs. Interested businesses can also request an application from BB&T Oswald Trippe and Company at (239) 433-7189 or Registration is open for the Collier Building Industry Associations annual Sand Dollar Awards gala. The event will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort in Naples. All reservations must be made by Sept. 1. Tickets are $150 per person, with tables seating 10 guests each. To RSVP, email Email business meeting announcements to


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2018 BUSINESS A25 Got Download?The iPad AppIts FREE! Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comSearch Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today.iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile. Do not bag recyclables Do not bag recyclablesCommon Single Stream Recyclable Material Includes: Recycling is mandatory in Collier County. Businesses must contract with private recycling haulers to capture, separate and properly dispose of all materials listed below. Your single stream container is only for the disposal of common recyclables. Recyclables?Whats in Your Commercial Trash Dumpster?Specialized Recyclable MaterialSpecialized recyclables generated by your business must be collected by a certied recycling hauler or vendor. Do not mix garbage and common single stream recyclables. For more information, please call 239.252.2508seen massive growth, the most debilitating recession, and the economic and demographic cycles that only the experienced can fully understand. Here, he paused to answer questions from Florida Weekly about the current state of affairs in commercial real estate. FW: What does the Southwest Florida commercial landscape look like today? RT: Weve been surprised that coming through the third quarter in 2018, permits both in residential and commercial have continued to increase. We expected to see some slowing down, but the limited availability out there in the market, and the demand some of it speculation still remains strong. In multi-family apartments, the most active part of the commercial market sector, we felt there were signs of overbuilding and oversaturation. But developers proved us wrong. FW: Is there a need for more office or office and warehouse space? RT: Particularly in the industrial sector, this part of the market has been very active in 2017 and 2018. The bulk of the activity has been in the existing buildings and renovation thereof. Now that space is becoming very limited so theres not much vacancy. The time is now to create more, and were starting to see new projects going into the ground. FW: With the proliferation of new apartments and adult living facilities, are we nearing a bubble in those areas? RT: Theres clearly a concern from the lenders and new players trying to enter the market that we may be getting to the point of saturation. We expect in 2019 not to see anything dramatic but a slow downturn in apartment and assisted-living permitting. FW: Where will the next bubble likely come from? RT: The bubble will come from the fact that if interest rates continue to rise, we could price out our middle America, new-home inventory, for our workforce. And the other bubble will be when the lenders put the breaks on apartment and ALF financing (Assisted Living Financing and health care financing is a branch of the finance business). Every five to seven years you have a correction in real estate its a cycle we see historically, and were well overdue. So, we expect some corrections in 2019, just because of the fact that institutional lenders funding multi-family apartments are starting to tap the brakes and get a little nervous. And it may slow down some apartment growth. As far as commercial retail permitting goes, active players from all over the country are coming in and buying and promoting new commercial real estate transactions. But in 2019 well start to see a little bit of a slide. Its really kind of necessary, because our subcontractors and labor are now overtaxed with work. Were getting to the point where we could get a lot more opportunities, but we wouldnt have the subcontractors, and labor, to do the work. FW: Whats your advice for companies looking to expand or to build or lease, here? RT: Southwest Florida still has some of the best pricing, not just for warehouse and office but for other commercial buildings in the commercial market. Its good fair pricing in the market. Fort Myers and Lee County in particular have a significant price advantage over Naples and Bonita Springs. Thats made a big difference. We have an advantage. FW: What will the future look like in three to five years? RT: Ive thrown my crystal ball out. I dont carry it anymore. I can look into 2019. Beyond that theres no clear sign what will happen. Well see price increases because of continued rising labor costs and materials. Interest rates continuing to increase will affect margins and drive pricing up and were going to see some cooling off in the markets. FW: Finally, what should readers know about the market that we havent thought to ask? RT: I think this is important: What may become a correction in the market is a good thing. So there are no alarms here, no fear of (a recession or sharp downturn). We dont have the same dynamics we did in the last downturn. We dont have crazy lending going on. People have to be real buyers, we have to have real loans its healthy. So the new corrections will be mild. HICCUPFrom page 23Southwest Florida still has some of the best pricing, not just for warehouse and office but for other commercial buildings in the commercial market. Its good fair pricing in the market. Fort Myers and Lee County in particular have a significant price advantage over Naples and Bonita Springs. Thats made a big difference. We have an advantage. Randy Thibaut, Land Solutions


A26 BUSINESS WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY BEHIND THE WHEELNew car deal-breakers One thing that cant be stressed enough when it comes to buying a vehicle is that its up to each one of us to take the time to be satisfied. It may seem like a no-brainer to make sure something is the ideal fit before such a major purchase. But with so much added technology, performance and extra frills in new and late-model vehicles, there can be an overwhelming amount to cover in the few hours at a dealership. This is the prime time to understand the difference between a quirky feature and something youll resent every time you turn the key. Just beginning a test drive can sometimes feel confusing. Gearshifts in luxury cars are almost like proprietary pieces. Its a rotary dial in a Jaguar, as thin as a windshield wiper stalk in a Mercedes, console switches in a Lincoln, and both BMW and Genesis require a push-button for park. So, the first question to a salesperson might be, How do I put it in drive? Still, its good to remember that as long as none of these processes are physically taxing, any peculiar way of getting in gear will feel like second nature after a few weeks. One of the biggest concerns for new car buyers is the infotainment system. A decade ago most interiors had separate knobs for the radio and climate control. Now even mainstream midsize vehicles are incorporating basic accessories into one large touchscreen. Each car company proudly offers its own interface, and each operates differently from the next. The common thread is that engineers have spent time and resources enclosing dozens of features into logical menu paths on the cars interface. Its a terrific driving aid when everything is in harmony. But when driver and machine are not working together, it feels like HAL is in charge of the car. Thats why its key to take the time to slow down the sales process until the infotainment system feels right. Remember, the salespeople are trained on this technology. Demonstrating it will look easy with their help, and there are owner seminars offered for some of the most advanced cars out there. Still, if the infotainment system seems overwhelming on a dealership lot, it can often be infuriating out on the highway. For those who really only listen to the radio, most car companies still keep the basic features uncomplicated. Just make sure salespeople can demonstrate a quick and logical route to tune the stations. After all, its their job to know about the car, and if they cant make a basic function look easy, then its probably not.More than just technology, there are some basic thoughts to remember. For example, if a car seems slow on a test drive, it will probably feel sluggish for the entire ownership term. Performance is a personal feeling more than anything else. Some drivers never exceed the speed limit, and others like to brag about their 0-to-100 mph times. The common thread is we all want to feel comfortable. Its easy to excuse underwhelming performance if there is good fuel economy or head-snapping torque. Nevertheless, if it personally feels too slow from day one, it will be sowing the seeds of disappointment that only grow every time the monthly payment is made.Premium fuel is not necessarily an overwhelming obstacle, but it is becoming more important to understand its increasing prevalence. What was once just for luxury vehicles is now also upgrading smaller ones, too. The Honda Civic Si and Mini Cooper hatchback get great performance and good economy from small 1.5-liter motors. While both of these are turbocharged, these enhanced economy cars also get their boost from premium gas. Owners just need to be aware that if 91-octane fuel is 40 cents more, both the Honda and the Mini would cost about $5 more per fill-up. For those who empty the tank more than once a week, that can feel like an extra car payment at the end of the year. Conversely, while most luxury cars are expected to demand premium fuel, a few like the Lexus ES 350 sedan can be fed the standard 87-octane fuel. Choosing the right car might seem stressful as more features are added each year, but one thing never changes. Its your money, and youre always in control. That means you have the time to decide what you can live with and when its time to walk away. Watch out for traffic deputiesHeres where Collier County Sheriffs Office traffic deputies will be on watch the week of Aug. 13-17: Monday, Aug. 13 Collier Boulevard and I-75 northbound exit: Aggressive driving Vanderbilt Beach Road and Logan Boulevard: Speeding Naples Boulevard: Speeding Tuesday, Aug. 14 Livingston Road and Golden Gate Parkway: Red-light running U.S. 41 East and Lakewood Boulevard: Aggressive driving U.S. 41 North and Pelican Bay Boulevard: Red-light running Wednesday, Aug. 15: Santa Barbara Boulevard at Osceola Elementary school: Speeding Airport-Pulling Road and Crescent Lake Drive: Speeding Immokalee Road at Gulf Coast High School: Speeding Thursday, Aug. 16 Pine Ridge Road at Pine Ridge Middle School: Aggressive driving 20th Place SW and Sunshine Boulevard: Aggressive driving Thomasson Drive and Bayshore Drive: Speeding Friday, Aug. 17 111th Avenue North at Naples Park Elementary School: Aggressive driving Goodlette-Frank Road and Granada Boulevard: Speeding Livingston Road and Immokalee Road: Red-light running


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Naples TOP 1 % Our Experience Counts. Our Expertise Sells. luxeexclusivelyFrom Port Royal to Bonita Beach, The Bua Bell Group serves the Luxury Market. Were Local, Were Global! | Emily K. Bua 239.659.6115 or Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0097 Brittany at Park Shore $2.775 M 4021 Gulf Shore Blvd N #1705 Cellini at Mediterra $2.000 M 16510 Cellini Way Sophisticated luxury abounds in this two-story beauty in Lake Forest at Shadow Wood in Bonita Springs. Gorgeous Cantera entry doors hint at the stunning features throughout, including Jerusalem limestone floors, custom detailed tray ceilings and surround sound system in nearly every room. Entertain on a grand scale in the gourmet kitchen/family room with disappearing sliding glass doors that open to the outdoor living spaces, covered loggia, natural gas fireplace, summer kitchen and pool with sunken spa, all overlooking holes one and nine on the Shadow Wood north course. New HVAC in 2016, along with impact windows, electric hurricane shutters and screens.Emily K. Bua and Tade Bua-Bell of John R. Wood Properties have the listing for $1,725,000. For more information or to arrange a showing, call 595-0097 or visit WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2018 | B1WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COMCOASTAL REAL ESTATE GUIDENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY House Hunting9570 Lakebend Preserve Court


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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2018 REAL ESTATE B3 Dante DiSabato Follow me on: Broker Associate REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE INSURANCEWilliam Raveis Real Estate 720 5th Ave., Naples, FL 34102 Cell: 239.537.5351 LISTED AT $8,250,000 333 GULF SHORE BLVD SOUTH 333 GULF SHORE BLVD SOUTH The Dunes Unit 1605 LISTED AT $1,625,000 875 9th Street South, Units 101, 102, 201 & 202 LISTED AT $1,699,000 $2,875,000 o Br W 7 C D Houses for sale in tight supply in Florida in June FLORIDA REALTORSFloridas housing market reported rising median prices, fewer days to contract and a continuing tight supply of inventory in June, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors. Florida is still experiencing a shortfall in for-sale homes in many local housing markets and that continues to put upward pressure on median prices, said 2018 Florida Realtors President Christine Hansen, broker-owner with Century 21 Hansen Realty in Fort Lauderdale. And in June, home sellers received more of their original asking price at the closing table. Sellers of existing single-family homes received 96.9 percent (median percentage) of their original listing price, while those selling townhouse-condo properties received 95.2 percent (median percentage). Buyer demand remains high as well. It took fewer days for a home or condo sale to go to contract in June compared to a year ago: 34 days for single-family homes, down 10.5 percent from June 2017; and 44 days for townhouse-condo properties, down 15.4 percent. Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 27,836 last month, down 1.3 percent compared to June 2017. Meanwhile, the statewide median sales SEE HOUSES, B17


500 Admiralty Parade Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $19,980,000 441 Wedge Drive Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 $2,250,000 920 9th Street South #920 Sherry Irvin 239.825.2786 $2,900,0004301 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #1602 Jutta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 239.659.5113 $2,885,000 7687 Pebble Creek Circle #104 Emie Barnes 239.877.0252 $660,000 PORT ROYAL THE MOORINGS OLD NAPLES PARK SHORE PELICAN BAY1672 Galleon Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $18,500,000 2011 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #64 Larry Roorda 239.860.2534 $995,000 930 9th Street South #930 Sherry Irvin 239.825.2786 $2,900,0004401 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #1002 Heather Hobrock 239.370.3944 $1,750,000 8477 Bay Colony Drive #301 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $9,475,000 PORT ROYAL THE MOORINGS OLD NAPLES PARK SHORE BAY COLONY3231 Green Dolphin Lane Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 $12,500,000 3443 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #706 Larry Roorda 239.860.2534 $795,000 430 2nd Avenue North Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $2,375,000 305 Park Shore Drive #2-231 Larry Roorda 239.860.2534 $695,000 8473 Bay Colony Drive #602 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $3,995,000 PORT ROYAL THE MOORINGS OLD NAPLES PARK SHORE BAY COLONY1365 Spyglass Lane Keith Buchanan 239.253.7775 $6,395,000 2875 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #506 Larry Roorda 239.860.2534 $500,000 631 6th Avenue South #B-304 Tess/Tom McCarthy 239.207.0118 $1,099,500 6501 Crown Colony Place #4-201 Jane Darling 239.290.3112 $1,550,000 2362 Cheshire Lane Tatyana Sallee 239.293.5017 $1,095,000 PORT ROYAL THE MOORINGS OLD NAPLES PELICAN BAY PELICAN MARSH1752 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #4 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $5,495,000 1969 7th Street South Marybeth Brooks 239.272.6867 $7,999,500 4151 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #1203 Joe McBride 239.298.3373 $4,350,000 8460 Abbington Circle #1812 Jane Darling 239.290.3112 $829,000 2432 Ravenna Boulevard #102 Debra McInnis 239.776.4946 $434,900 COQUINA SANDS AQUALANE SHORES PARK SHORE PELICAN BAY PELICAN MARSH THE EXTRAORDINARY FEATURED LISTINGS PELICAN BAY8751 La Palma Lane Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $3,295,000PELICAN BAY7425 Pelican Bay Boulevard #1004 Susan Barton 239.860.1412 $1,700,000PELICAN BAY7671 Pebble Creek Circle #402 Patrick OConnor 239.293.9411 $625,0001 2 3 2 3 1 CALL US FOR YOUR INTRODUCTION TO THE EXTRAORDINARY GREY OAKS ESTUARY | 239.262.5557 FIFTH AVENUE | 239.434.8770 DEVELOPMENT SERVICES | 239.403.2200 CENTRAL NAPLES | 239.659.0099 CAPTIVA | 239.395.5847 BROAD AVENUE | 239.434.2424 BONITA SPRINGS | 239.948.4000


15498 Whitney Lane Bonnie Nageon De Lestang 239.280.6997 $775,000 927 Rosemary Lane Vanya/Dimo Demirev 239.565.0550 $539,000 9976 Brassie Bend Michael G. Lawler/Terri Moellers 239.213.7344$4,950,000 10620 Gulf Shore Drive #201 Pam Parsons 239.404.3475 $1,500,000 2004 Isla Vista Lane Sonya Shaheen 239.877.2797 $2,395,000 58 North Collier Boulevard #1907 Vince Colace 239.260.3333 $555,000 7437 Byrons Way Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $1,274,900 20316 Foxworth Circle Jacquie Lewisy 239.227.3070 $309,000 AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB ROSEMARY HEIGHTS ESTATES AT BAY COLONY VANDERBILT BEACH GREY OAKS MARCO ISLAND LELY RESORT CASCADES730 Pan Am Avenue Gentry Wesner 239.595.7951 $619,000 1281 27th Street SW Helen Baker 239.580.9522 $415,000 81 Seagate Drive #1403 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $4,795,000 11116 Gulf Shore Drive #301 Clint Parsons 239.273.1474 $645,000 2088 Rivoli Court Jutta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 239.659.5113 $1,595,000 58 North Collier Boulevard #607 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $440,000 7863 Valencia Court Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $541,000 26931 Montego Pointe Court #202 Harriet Harnar 239.273.5443 $429,000 GULF HARBOR GOLDEN GATE ESTATES NAPLES CAY VANDERBILT BEACH GREY OAKS MARCO ISLAND LELY RESORT BONITA BAY7120 Lemuria Circle #5-503 Cathy Owen 239.269.3118 $585,000 9815 Giaveno Court #1246 Bonnie Nageon De Lestang 239.280.6997 $359,000 100 Hickory Road Christian Cazares 239.963.7873 $4,700,000 1070 South Collier Boulevard #403 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $840,000 9185 Mercato Way Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 $3,045,000 9098 Cascada Way #201 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $519,000 8629 Champions Point #701 Michael Husted 239.825.0857 $419,900 16596 Captiva Drive Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 $7,900,000 LEMURIA TREVISO BAY PINE RIDGE MARCO ISLAND MERCATO FIDDLERS CREEK LELY RESORT CAPTIVA15275 Devon Green Lane Susan Barton 239.860.1412 $584,900 1837 Plumbago Lane Daniel Guenther 239.357.8121 $4,595,000 68 East Avenue Sue Black 239.250.5611 $1,200,000 180 Seaview Court #108 Brock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 $639,000 3358 Pacic Drive Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $799,000 3207 Serenity Court #201 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $459,000 Mound Key Maggie Ives 239.910.2581 $2,900,000 16447 Captiva Drive Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 $3,500,000 AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB GREY OAKS PINE RIDGE MARCO ISLAND RIVERSTONE FIDDLERS CREEK BONITA BEACH CAPTIVA3586 Beaufort Court Laurie Humphreville 239.595.9707 $550,000 2931 Bellower Lane Jutta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 239.659.5113 $3,750,000 422 San Juan Avenue Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 $629,900 730 South Collier Boulevard #603 Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 $609,000 9123 Strada Place #7306 Heather Hobrock 239.370.3944 $775,000 9259 Museo Circle #202 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $359,000 10721 Mirasol Drive #205 Jacquie Lewisy 239.227.3070 $599,000 17101 Captiva Drive Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 $2,800,000 RIVERSTONE GREY OAKS ISLES OF CAPRI MARCO ISLAND MERCATO FIDDLERS CREEK MIROMAR LAKES CAPTIVA PremierSothebysRealty.comMORE THAN 22,000 ASSOCIATES | 950 OFFICES WORLDWIDE 70 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES GLOBALLY OVER 40 PREMIER SOTHEBYS INTERNATIONAL REALTY LOCATIONS 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 SOUTHEAST NAPLES | 239.449.3400 RENTAL DIVISION | 239.262.4242 MERCATO SALES CENTER | 239.594.9400 MARCO ISLAND | 239.642.2222 HARBOUR POINT | 239.213.7373


B6 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 T W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W FEATURED MODEL KEEWAYDIN3,272 sq. ft. 3 BR/3.5 BAs + Guestsuite w/Kitchenette, 1BR/1BA) FINISHED MODELS ON THE WAY!Under Construction and Slated for Completion in Fall 2018.LOT 13 COQUINA II 3,232 sq. ft. LOT 25 COQUINA II 3,232 sq. ft. LOT 26 AMELIA I 3,098 sq. ft. LOT 31 USEPPA I (Modied) 3,488 sq. ft. LOT 41 KEEWAYDIN I 3,272 sq. ft. AVAILABLE LOTS 22 48 OLD NAPLES WATERFRONT LIVING SUMMER INCENTIVESJuly through September, over $100,000 worth of upgrades will be a complementary inclusion in the purchase of a new home.239.261.2200 | www.mangrovebaynaples.com201 Goodlette Road South | Naples, Florida 34102 Sales Center Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 10:00am-4:00pm Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm, Sunday 12:00pm 4:00pm or by appointment. www.gcipnaples.comExclusively Represented by: TM Exclusive General Contractor for Mangrove BayMangrove BayAn 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. Mangrove Bay offers a choice of oneand two-story, Old Naples cottage-style luxury single-family homes complete with private pools and individual boat slips. 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 be breaking ground on The Amenities Center which will have a private on-site concierge to cater to every residents needs, comprehensive property management services, state-ofthe-art wellness/fitness equipment and ground level storage area for residents kayas, canoes, paddle boards and jet-skis. Residents may choose from a wide range of fitness activities that include public and private golf and tennis nearby. In addition, residents will enjoy easy access to the new 20+/acre Baker Park and bridge accessing the 120+/acre Gordon River Greenway Preserve with trails immediately adjacent to the community. This remarkably distinguished location makes Mangrove Bay a rare jewel indeed. The Captiva II floor plan features an attractive open concept design with soaring vaulted ceilings and expansive outdoor living space. A vast master suite as well as two en suite bedrooms flow seamlessly from the breathtaking light filled great room and kitchen. The single story Palm Cottage offers 3 bedrooms, 2 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. Step into The Coquina, a charming three bedroom, two-story cottage style home, and prepare to be impressed. This home is designed to maximize privacy and functionality in an exquisite floor plan. The alley entry with two-car garage paves the way to a beautifully situated outdoor area complete with pool and covered living space. The Amelia floor plan exemplifies open concept living with an expansive master suite, two guest bedrooms, 3 baths and a den on a single story. Perfect for entertaining, the great room seamlessly flows to a partial covered charming outdoor space. Old Florida architecture is exemplified in the brilliantly crafted Keewaydin floor plan. The second story features a loft living area allowing for picturesque views as well as two guest bedrooms giving the first floor master and open concept living space privacy and functionality. The most versatile of Mangrove Bays waterfront homes, the Useppa is offered in three different elevations varying in square footage. The largest of the three is a true two story old Florida masterpiece of architectural innovation. With the exceptopn of Palm Cottage, all floor plans may include a second-story guest suite. Built by Lotus Construction, LLC the exclusive General Contractor for Mangrove Bay, these waterfront homes are available and wont last long. ADVERTORIAL Above: Rendering of Concierge Building


DIAMOND CUSTOM HOMES | EMERALD HOMES | FLORIDA LIFESTYLE HOMES | LONDON BAY HOMES MCGARVEY CUSTOM HOMES | SEAGATE DEVELOPMENT GROUP | STOCK SIGNATURE HOMES | STOCK CUSTOM HOMES 6289 BURNHAM ROAD | NAPLES, FL 34119 | 239.592.1010 | QUAILWEST.COMFrom $1 million to over $7 million BROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOME. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. NOT AN OFFERING WHERE PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. FLStockDevelopment QUAIL WEST REALTY, EXCLUSIVE SALES AGENT, LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER MAGNIFICENT: THE SE UEL. Q MUIRFIELD VSTOCK SIGNATURE HOMES 4 bedrooms & 4 1/2 baths | $1,487,005 BEECHWOOD furnished MCGARVEY CUSTOM HOMES 4 bedrooms & 4 baths | $3,250,000 ST. MARTIN II furnished FLORIDA LIFESTYLE HOMES 4 bedrooms & 4 1/2 baths | $2,895,000 NORMANDY II furnished STOCK SIGNATURE HOMES 4 bedrooms & 4 baths | $2,095,000 SOUTHAMPTON furnished MCGARVEY CUSTOM HOMES 4 bedrooms & 4 + 2 1/2 baths | $3,750,000 CORTONA II STOCK CUSTOM HOMES 4 bedrooms & 4 baths | $2,685,880 MAGNOLIA furnished DIAMOND CUSTOM HOMES 4 bedrooms & 4 1/2 baths | $3,695,000 AVIGNON furnished LONDON BAY HOMES 4 bedrooms & 5-1/2 baths | $4,975,000Southwest Floridas most coveted lifestyle, featuring a collection of ne estate homes by the areas master homebuilders, with exquisite models to tour and many ready-to-enjoy residences.Experience the splendor of our artfully reimagined 70,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, with exciting renovations to debut this summer, along with our two championship golf courses designed by Arthur Hills, and renovated by architect J. Drew Rogers, ASGCA, and a brand-new 12,000 sq. ft. tness center. COME DISCOVER THE BEST-SELLING LUXURY COMMUNITY IN NAPLES. $75 million in estate home sales in 2018. SOLD SOLD SOLD D A sampling of our luxury estate homes


B8 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYRontos Seaglass high-rise approaching $155 million in salesThe Ronto Group announced sales contracts nearing $155 million have been processed at Seaglass, a 26-floor, 120-unit highrise tower being built within Bonita Bay. The tower is nearing completion and is close to 70% sold. Seaglass is generating unprecedented summer homebuyer interest and buyer traffic is continuing at record levels. With the building still under construction, prospective buyers have not been deterred by requirements for visiting three furnished models that are open for viewing with a sales associate by appointment only. The requirements include long pants, closed-toe shoes, hardhats, and a security guard who serves as an escort with the sales associate. Visitors have been captivated by the spacious Seaglass residences open-concept floor plans, elegant finishes, and spectacular long-range views. We do everything necessary to get people up into the building to see the models, said Wanda Cross, director of sales for The Ronto Group, and appreciate everyones cooperation. We request that visitors make an appointment in advance so we can brief them on the requirements, and if they arrive at the sales center not knowing about the regulations, we keep a stock of throw away pants and tennis shoes in several sizes to accommodate those guests. The interest in Seaglass has been off the charts, particularly as we move closer to completion. We know that once visitors get up into the building and see the views, theyll appreciate that no other high-rise in Southwest Florida offers a comparable experience. The Seaglass tower will feature fully-completed, ready for occupancy residences with designer-selected premium finishes, including flooring, paint, and trim. Each residence will come with two protected access under-building parking spaces. Private enclosed twocar garages will be available. Three tower residence great room floor plans range from 2,889 to 3,421 square feet under air and are priced from $1.205 million. The spacious tower residences include dual private elevator foyers, island kitchens, three bedrooms and three-anda-half baths, or three bedrooms plus a den or fourth bedroom and three-and-a-half baths, walkin closets in the owners suite, and sliders opening to multiple outdoor spaces that include a gas grill. Ten-foot ceiling heights are included per plan. The 3,088 square feet under air 804 tower residence includes three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, a den, an open great room, dining area, and island kitchen, terrace space totaling 485 square feet, and a private elevator foyer. Robb & Stuckys Susan J. Bleda ASID and Rachelle Porcos design exudes sophistication and exceptional livability. Set against bisque wall tones, their color palette includes light creams and whites. Frosted glass accents are layered with gold and silver metallics. Furnishings are clean-lined with textured fabrics. In the living area, a fireplace is positioned within a built-out wall adorned with glistening wallpaper. The fireplace surround is clean and contemporary. Glass shelving is lighted from above to create bright display space. Two sofas are upholstered in bisque linen. Two easy chairs face the fireplace, while a cocktail table features a glass top. In the dining area, Bleda and Porco have designed a rectangular ceiling structure with recessed lighting and tiered layers. The tower residence 306 plan offers 3,421 square feet under air and 525 square feet of outdoor covered terrace space. The great room plan includes three bedrooms, a den or fourth bedroom, three-and-a-half baths, an island kitchen and dining area, and a private elevator lobby. The design includes an optional fireplace and a dry bar with wine storage. Renee Gaddis, NCIDQ, ASID, GREEN AP, President and Principal Designer of Renee Gaddis Interiors, incorporated ceiling and millwork details throughout the design. The look showcases timeless style with a contemporary edge. Her color palette is based on cool matte blue grays. The flooring is a warm wood tone. The wall tones in the living areas are clean gray. Ceiling designs in the dining area and kitchen incorporate a double-step detail with drywall plastered beams. The dining area features an elongated rectangular table. The kitchen presents light countertops. The great room features a checkerboard ceiling detail and multiple seating areas. A fireplace clad with marble anchors the television viewing area. Pocketing sliders open to a terrace offering an al fresco lifestyle. The space accommodates a grill zone with a dining table and chairs for six people, and a conversation area. Tower residence 605 offers 2,889 square feet plus 464 square feet of covered outdoor terrace space. The plan features a private elevator lobby, and a gallery hallway from the foyer to a living area with a great room, gourmet island kitchen, dining area, and a sitting area. The great room, dining area, and the owners suite open to a terrace with spectacular water views. The plan includes two guest bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths. Cinnabar Designs Diana Hall, ASID and Laurie Walter, ASID chose to transform one of the guest room spaces into a handsome study. With a palette of neutrals and sea glass accents, Hall and Walters design provides a framework for the incredible views. The flooring is light Italian porcelain with traces of pale gray. The great room includes a soft beige semicircular sectional accented with sea glass-toned pillows. A textured area rug and a cocktail table anchor the space. The sofa allows 270-degree views of the surrounding area. Two swivel chairs and a small table by the west window allow spectacular sunset viewing. The feature wall includes a custom built-in and incorporates a low media console.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 ADVERTORIAL Above: The kitchen in the Seaglass tower residence 306 model presents a fresh clean aura with light countertops and a beautiful island that play against warm wood toned flooring. The interior was designed by Renee Gaddis, NCIDQ, ASID, GREEN AP, President and Principal Designer of Renee Gaddis Interiors. Left: Cinnabar Designs Diana Hall, ASID and Laurie Walter, ASID created a sophisticated, elegant interior design for the tower residence 605 furnished model in the luxurious Seaglass highrise tower. Below: The Ronto Group announced that sales contracts worth nearly $155 million have been processed at Seaglass. Three completed furnished models are open for viewing with a sales associate by appointment only.

PAGE 37 | RoyalShellRentals.com239.213.9100 1280 STONE CT., MARCO ISLAND Southern Views onto the Gulf Gulf Entrance Minutes Away $2,850,000 MLS 218041216 Kevin O'Leary 603.616.6010 MARCO ISLAND 4931 BONITA BAY BLVD. #901, BONITA Visit for Details 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Car Garage $2,550,000 MLS 218032864 Gary & Jeff Jaarda 239.293.1507 BONITA BAY AZURE 9865 MONTIANO CT., NAPLES Quick Delivery Burano Home, One of the Best Lots Ready in Time for the Holidays $2,099,000 MLS 218021048 Peninsula Sales Team 239.777.7209 PENINSULA AT TREVISO BAY9946 MONTIANO CT., NAPLES Quick Delivery w/Optional Furniture Package 3,196 S.F., 3 Car Garage, Outdoor Kitchen $1,995,000 MLS 218031835 Peninsula Sales Team 239.777.7209 PENINSULA AT TREVISO BAY4931 BONITA BAY BLVD. #1403, BONITA Breathtaking Bay & Gulf Views $25,000 Credit for Addt'l. HOA Fees Due to Irma $1,975,000 MLS 218035663 Deb Adams-Bateman 239.273.4824 BONITA BAY AZURE786 ORCHID CT., MARCO ISLAND Long & Wide Converging Waterway Views 3 BR, 3.5 BA, Wraparound Lanai, Pool/Spa $1,450,000 MLS 218010046 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 MARCO BEACH22221 FAIRVIEW BEND DR., ESTERO 3 BR, 4 BA, 2 Story, Great Room Floor Plan Overlooks 2 Lakes, Fairway 12 & Preserve $1,289,000 MLS 218050396 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 NEW LISTING SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS4811 ISLAND POND CT. #1203, BONITA Penthouse 2,382 S.F. Under Air $1,100,000 MLS 217041042 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 BONITA BAY BAYVIEW

PAGE 38 m 239.21 3 Bonita Springs/Ester o Naples/Marco Island, O North Carolina Locations: Ca s 1201 GALLEON DR., NAPLES OPEN 8/12 1:00PM 4:00PM PORT ROYAL4851 BONITA BAY BLVD. #804, BONITA Visit for Details 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths + Den, 2 Car Garage OPEN 8/12 2:00PM 4:00PM BONITA BAY TAVIRA9938 MONTIANO DR., NAPLES Furnished Burano Home w/Upgrades OPEN DAILY 10:00AM 5:00PM PENINSULA AT TREVISO BAY4329 SANCTUARY WAY, BONITA Lovely Courtyard Home w/Lanai Granite & Custom Cabinets in MBR & Kitchen BONITA BAY1245 SHADOW LN., FORT MYERS 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms in Old Fort Myers Approx. 3,400 S.F. Living Area OPEN 8/12 1:00PM 4:00PM COUNTRY CLUB ESTATES9415 GULF SHORE DR. #301, NAPLES Spectacular Gulf Views, Beachfront Condo 2 BR, 2 BA, Furnished & Pet Friendly VANDERBILTBEACH21970 LONGLEAF TRAIL DR., ESTERO Rare 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath Home S. Exposure, Water & Island Preserve Views 51 7 0 27141 BRENDAN WAY, BONITA Island Style 3 BR, 3 BA w/Cabana Deeded Boat Dock on Imperial River $ 5 9 8 BRENDAN COVE344 CHANCERY CIR., NAPLES Over .5 Acres on Golf Course AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB348 CHANCERY CIR., NAPLES Over .5 Acres on the Golf Course Owner can Build to Suit $ 5 7 5 0 0 0 4 8 8 0 4 7 0 7 AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUBS a n d y K a s s T h e F a g a n T e a m 2 3 9 2 9 2 4 0 4 4 BONITA BAY LAKESIDE3331 GLEN CAIRN CT. #204, BONITA Glassed-In Lanai w/Southern Exposure C a t h y L i e b e r m a n & C i n d y R e i f f 2 3 9 7 7 7 2 4 4 1 BONITA BAY WATERFORD9844 TREASURE CAY LN., BONITA Outstanding 2 BR + Den, 2.5 BA, Pool/Spa 2,021 S.F. Under Air, 4,063 S.F. Total T h e B o e g l i n T e a m 2 3 9 2 8 7 6 4 1 4 SPANISH WELLSR o g e r S t e n i n g 2 3 9 7 7 0 4 7 0 7 AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB27025 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 BONITA BAY BAY HARBOR20734 TORRE DEL LAGO ST., ESTERO Charming 2 Story Pool Home 5 BR, 3 BA w/Private Preserve Views $449,999 MLS 218041010 Taylor Ekovich 239.370.7715 BELLA TERRA28180 ROBOLINI CT., BONITA Outstanding Lake, Golf Course & Preserve Views Furnished 4 BR, 2 BA w/Pool & Spa $449,000 MLS 218000302 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 OPEN 8/12 1:00PM 4:00PM SPANISH WELLS MARBELLA $399,000 MLS 218044783 Dodona & Ornela, The Roboci Team 239.776.8123 $399,000 MLS 218017776 Mike Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.340.5455 $389,900 MLS 218047020 Jim Westerfield, Westerfield Group 239.287.6617 28646 SAN GALGANO WAY, BONITA 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms + Den, Pool/Spa Beautiful Golf & Sunset Views $419,900 MLS 217014059 Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 PALMIRA GOLF & CC $414,900 MLS 218015799 Deborah Viglas 239.215.2035 20283 TORRE DEL LAGO ST., ESTERO Former Model, Canterbury Floor Plan BELLA TERRA10216 COBBLE HILL RD., BONITA Expansive Lake View 2 4 HAWTHORNE1025 SANDPIPER ST. #E105, NAPLES Resort Style Living, 2 BR, 2 BA, Turnkey 5 Minute Walk to 5th Avenue NAPLES BAY RESORT13721 SOUTHAMPTON DR., BONITA Remodeled, 3 BR, 2 BA, Pool, 2 Car Garage OPEN 8/12 1:00PM 4:00PM WORTHINGTON COUNTRY CLUB9340 SPANISH MOSS WAY, BONITA Beautiful Lake, Golf Course & Preserve View 2 BR, 2 BA + Den, Open Floor Plan $345,000 MLS 218017880 Jim Griffith, The Boeglin Team 239.322.2409 OPEN 8/12 1:00PM 4:00PM SPANISH WELLS6540 MONTEREY PT. #203, NAPLES 3 BR, 2.5 BA, S. Exposure Overlooking Lake Beautifully Appointed, Great for Entertaining $339,000 MLS 218040966 Jackie Gantzer 239.825.3206 MARBELLA LAKES MLS 218036349 k 239.634.3810 $329,000 MLS 218022912 The Bordner Team 239.989.8829


m | 3 .9100 o Cape Coral, Captiva Island, Fort Myers, cala and Sanibel Island s hiers/Lake Glenville, Highlands 4931 BONITA BAY BLVD. #1403, BONITA Breathtaking Bay & Gulf Views BONITA BAY AZURE380 10TH ST. S. #204, NAPLES Beautiful 2 BR, 3 BA + Den Townhouse OLD NAPLES MODENA27540 RIVERBANK DR., BONITA Gorgeous 3 BR, 3.5 BA + Den, Updated Villa BONITA BAY ANCHORAGE9084 WINDSWEPT DR., ESTERO Hawthorne, Bardmoor Model, 3 BR, 3 BA + Den Golf & Lake View, Large Great Room, 2 Car GA SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS23307 FOXBERRY LN., ESTERO 3 BR, 2.5 BA + Den, Pool Home Lake & Golf Views SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS5801 WAXMYRTLE WAY, NAPLES 3 Miles from the Beach Walking Distance to Shopping & Dining TALL PINES17055 PORTA VECCHIO WAY #101, NAPLES 1st Floor, 3 BR + Den, Natural Preserve View Volume Ceilings w/Grand Foyer 9 OPEN 8/12 1:00PM 4:00PMMEDITERRA GOLF & CC25483 LUCI DR., BONITA Newer 2,686 S.F. Home, 3 BR + Den, 2 Car Garage Large Wooded Lot, Serene Setting, No HOA Fees $ 5 3 7 2 0 0 1 4 7 SAN CARLOS ESTATES20261 COUNTRY CLUB DR., ESTERO 18th Fairway of Arnold Palmer Golf Course 3 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms + Office $ 5 3 5 8 0 0 7 3 1 7 WILDCAT RUN10218 AVONLEIGH DR., BONITA Lake View, Entertaining Family Home 3 BR, 3 BA + Den, Home Theater $ 5 4 9 8 0 4 9 0 0 4 J i m W NEW LISTING FAIRWINDS Walking Distance to the Beach Short Bike Ride to Shops & Restaurants P a t t i F o r t u n e 2 3 9 2 7 2 8 4 9 4 NAPLES PARKD r u & G r e g M a r t i n o v i c h 2 3 9 3 2 5 3 5 0 5 Located Between the Beach & Mercato New Tile in Living Room, Bedrooms & Kitchen M a r k S e m e r a r o 2 3 9 3 7 0 2 4 5 5 OPEN 8/11 1:00PM 4:00PM NAPLES PARK One of the Few Remaining Parcels R o g e r S t e n i n g 2 3 9 7 7 0 4 7 0 7 AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB $459,000 MLS 217071134 Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 $449,999 MLS 218041010 Taylor Ekovich 239.370.7715 $449,000 MLS 218000302 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 638 VINTAGE RESERVE CIR. #2-B, NAPLES Beautifully Appointed, Amenity Rich Community 2 BR + Den, Light & Bright Floor Plan $399,000 MLS 218044783 Dodona & Ornela, The Roboci Team 239.776.8123 NEW LISTING VINEYARDS6120 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 MONTELENA25732 CORZINE RD., BONITA Oversized 1.1 Acre Lot for All of Your Toys No HOA, 3 BR, 2 BA, Large Private Pool $389,900 MLS 218047020 Jim Westerfield, Westerfield Group 239.287.6617 NEW LISTING HELFENSTEIN ESTATE $419,900 MLS 217014059 Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 2500 GULF SHORE BLVD. N. #S9, NAPLES On Moorings Bay & West of 41 Quiet Private Location, Steps to Beach $414,900 MLS 218015799 Deborah Viglas 239.215.2035 MOORINGS4520 RIVERWATCH DR. #101, BONITA 1st Floor End Unit, Lake View BONITA BAY15209 BUTLER LAKE DR. #101, NAPLES Large 1st Floor End Unit LIVINGSTON LAKES2500 GULF SHORE BLVD. N. #N6, NAPLES Condo w/Boat Dock on Moorings Bay MOORINGS9520 CYPRESS HAMMOCK CIR. #102, ESTERO 1st Floor Former Model, 3 BR, 3 BA, 2-Car Garage SHADOW WOOD CYPRESS HAMMOCK $345,000 MLS 218017880 Jim Griffith, The Boeglin Team 239.322.2409 $339,000 MLS 218040966 Jackie Gantzer 239.825.3206 221 9TH ST. S. #307, NAPLES 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Sold Turnkey 0 MLS 218036349 c k 239.634.3810 BELLASERA RESORT23820 SAN MARINO RD. #201, ESTERO Bright 2nd Floor End Unit, 2,354 S.F. Bonus Room Over 2 Car Garage $329,000 MLS 218022912 The Bordner Team 239.989.8829 LIGHTHOUSE BAY


26510 LUCKY STONE RD. #201, BONITA Beautiful Long Lake View from Oversized Lanai Lives Like a Single Family at 2,300 S.F. Under Air $309,000 MLS 218044270 Deb Adams-Bateman 239.273.4824 HAWTHORNE CHESAPEAKE COVE10422 AUTUMN BREEZE DR. #201, ESTERO Oak Hammock, Fabulous Views 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Large Lanai $305,000 MLS 218044910 Sue Ellen Mathers 239.877.2726 SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS25160 GOLF LAKE CIR., BONITA New Roof & Lanai Impact Slider April 2018 Open Plan, Vaulted Ceilings, Tile Floors $289,900 MLS 218031817 Tom Crea 239.315.1111 OPEN 8/12 1:00PM 3:00PM GREENS AT BONITA12021 COVENT GARDEN CT. #2701, NAPLES 2nd Floor End Unit, 2,045 S.F. Under Air Beautifully Updated, Full 2 Car Garage $279,000 MLS 217021512 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 TWIN EAGLES13400 CAUSEWAY PALMS CV., FORT MYERS On-Island Lifestyle, Off-Island Pricing Luxury Villas Just Off the Causeway $275,000 MLS 218036804 Scott Allan 239.333.3635 OPEN DAILY 12:00PM 4:00PM CAUSEWAY KEY26449 LUCKY STONE RD. #101, BONITA Quiet Sanctuary Preserve View Immaculate 2 BR + Den, 2 Car Garage $274,900 MLS 218010712 Deb Adams-Bateman 239.273.4824 HAWTHORNE8990 PALMAS GRANDES BLVD. #102, BONITA 1st Floor, 2 BR, 2 BA, 1 Car Garage Condo Beautiful Lake & Water Feature Views $269,900 MLS 218017846 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 SPANISH WELLS LAS BRISAS820 KETCH DR. #2, NAPLES Newly Remodeled 2 BR, 2 BA Condo Tile Throughout, SS, Laundry in Unit $269,900 MLS 218018627 Taylor Ekovich 239.370.7715 MOORINGS1059 MARBLEHEAD DR. #0-3, NAPLES Golf Membership Included Four Miles to Downtown & the Beach $260,000 MLS 218005692 Mark Semeraro 239.370.2455 GLEN EAGLE GOLF & CC7990 HELENA CT., AVE MARIA Move-In Ready, Upgraded Villa Built in 2017 3 BR, 2 BA, 2 Car Garage, 2,000+ S.F. $259,900 MLS 218038248 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 AVE MARIA27911 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 VILLAGE4130 BAYHEAD DR. #204, BONITA Furnished, 3 BR, 2 BA, Glassed-In Lanai Dramatic Golf Course & Long Marsh Views $250,000 MLS 218032280 Cathy Lieberman & Cindy Reiff 239.777.2441 BONITA BAY GREENBRIAR28442 ALTESSA WAY #202, BONITA 2 BR, 2 BA + Den, 1,616 S.F., Turnkey Furnished Beautiful Lake View w/Southern Exposure $249,900 MLS 218004534 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 VASARI MATERA20130 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 WILDCAT RUN20850 HAMMOCK GREENS LN. #203, ESTERO Beautifully Upgraded 2 BR, 2 BA Condo Sweeping Scenery & Golf Course Views $229,000 MLS 218048939 Taylor Ekovich 239.370.7715 NEW LISTING PELICAN SOUND12275 LONDONDERRY LN., BONITA 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Townhouse w/Master on 1st Floor $222,900 MLS 218048445 Jim Westerfield, Westerfield Group 239.287.6617 MORTON GROVE6820 STERLING GREENS PL. #2104, NAPLES 1st Floor, Unfurnished, 2 BR, 2 BA Serene Panoramic Views $219,000 MLS 218027340 Mark Semeraro 239.370.2455 OPEN 8/12 1:00PM 4:00PM GLEN EAGLE2601 HAWKS PRESERVE DR., E. FORT MYERS 4 BR, 2 BA, 2 Car GA, 2,013 S.F., Gated Community New A/C, Carpet, Interior & Exterior Paint $217,000 MLS 218036116 Diane Cox 239.986.9139 OPEN 8/11 1:00PM 5:00PM HAWKS PRESERVE1886 TARPON BAY DR. S. #1-205, NAPLES Resort Style, Preserve Views Centrally Located $199,000 MLS 218044747 Dodona & Ornela, The Roboci Team 239.776.8123 TARPON BAY992 WOODSHIRE LN. #D-309, NAPLES Charming 2 Story, 2 BR, 2.5 BA Condo Located in the Heart of Naples $194,999 MLS 217076624 Taylor Ekovich 239.370.7715 FAIRWAYS AT EMERALD GREEN180 TURTLE LAKE CT. #102, NAPLES Enjoy Gorgeous Golf Views Walk to Grocery & Restaurants $169,900 MLS 218046838 Dodona & Ornela, The Roboci Team 239.776.8123 NEW LISTING TURTLE LAKE5651 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 MANOR23710 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 LANDING197 HARRISON RD. #1, NAPLES 1st Floor 2 BR, 2 BA Condo, Turnkey Furnished Golf & All Amenities Included $151,900 MLS 218011058 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 GLADES COUNTRY CLUB


ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY CHAPTER 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. The rewards of life. Without ever leaving home.Its invigorating. Its rejuvenating. Its the perfect place to celebrate each and every thoughtful designs blend seamlessly into a carefree resort lifestyle and sundrenched days give way to glorious gulf sunsets. Forever views that are forever yours. Tower 200 from $1.4 million. 13910 Old Coast Road, Naples, FL 34110 239-793-0110 INVIGORATE


B14 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYBeautifully furnished models, inventory homes available immediately at Quail WestAs of early August, Quail West reported its estate home sales for 2018 hit the $75 million mark. Thats an incredible achievement and speaks volumes to the quality of its homes and the outstanding lifestyle and amenities available in the best-selling luxury community in Naples. Even with astounding sales, four other exquisitely furnished models are still available for immediate move-in. McGarvey Custom Homes Southampton, which overlooks the green of the 10th hole of the communitys Preserve Course, is a four-bedroom plus study/four-and-a-half-bath home with 4,475 square feet under air and 6,661 total square feet, including a side-entry, three-car garage with additional space for a golf cart. The Southampton is priced at $3,750,000, including furnishings. McGarveys Beechwood, which also offers views of the 10th green of the Preserve Course, is a four-bedroom plus study/four-and-a-half-bath home with 4,076 square feet under air and 6,927 total square feet, including a side-entry three-car garage and an expansive outdoor living area with pool and spa, summer kitchen and dining, lounging and expanded conversation areas. The Beechwood is priced at $3,250,000, including furnishings. Stock Signature Homes Normandy II model, which overlooks a lake, is a fourbedroom plus study/four-and-a-halfbath home with 4,124 square feet under air and 6,034 total square feet, including a three-car garage and several covered lanais, a gourmet outdoor kitchen, and a free-form pool and spa with several fire features which light up the pool throughout the evening. The Normandy II is priced at $2,095,000, including furnishings. Stocks Wyndam II, which overlooks the 4th green of the communitys Lakes Course, is a four-bedroom plus study/ four-and-a-half-bath home with 4,323 square feet under air and 6,503 total square feet, including a two-car and a single-car garage. The outside living area includes a gourmet outdoor kitchen with counter seating and a free-form pool and spa. The Wyndam II is priced at $2,563,465, including furnishings. Four unfurnished inventory homes are also available for immediate purchase. The Windsor III is a four-bedroom plus study/four-and-a-half-bath home with 4,155 square feet under air and 6,573 total square feet, including an impressive outdoor living area. It is priced at $2,249,925, unfurnished. The Muirfield VI is a four-bedroom plus study/four-and-a-half-bath home with 3,443 square feet under air and 5,327 total square feet, including a twocar and a separate single-car garage. It is priced at $1,371,495, unfurnished The Muirfield V is a four-bedroom plus study/four-and-a-half-bath homes with 3,375 square feet under air and 4,943 total square feet, including a three-car garage and expansive outdoor living area. It is priced at $1,487,005, unfurnished. The Cortona II is a four-bedroom plus study/four-and-a-half-bath home with 4,159 square feet under air and 7,822 total square feet, including two two-car garages separated by a port-cochere. It is priced at $2,685,880, unfurnished. Additional inventory homes are also currently under construction throughout the community offering a variety of views. Two of those homes are the Ponte Vedra Grande and the Regency Manor. Stocks Ponte Vedra Grande is a fourbedroom plus study/four-and-a-halfbath home with 3,525 square feet under air and 5,116 total square feet, including a three-car garage and an expansive outdoor living area with pool and spa. It is priced at $1,505,805. Stocks Regency Manor is a four-bedroom plus study/four-and-a-half-bath home with 3,699 square feet under air and 5,544 total square feet, including a three-car garage and an expansive outdoor living area with pool and spa. It is priced at $1,683,860. Quail West, one of Stock Developments premier golf and resort-lifestyle communities located in North Naples, is one of the most prestigious luxury communities in Southwest Florida and one of the most beautiful. From the lush, tropical canopy at its approach, to its streets winding through majestic preserves and past manicured fairways and pristine lakes, Quail West is unmistakably unique to the real estate marketplace. So is the communitys amenity-rich lifestyle. Its 70,000-square-foot clubhouse, with casual and formal dining, glass-enclosed heated swimming pool, and lounge areas, just completed a major expansion and renovation project, which in part included the opening of its new two-story, 12,000-squarefoot fitness and wellness center with state-of-the-art exercise equipment and rooms for yoga, Pilates, spinning classes and cardio workouts. The project also included a new golf pro shop, the Market Caf, and an expansive indoor/outdoor seating area. Enhancements to its two beautiful 18-hole championship golf courses was also part of the incredible changes that took place in Quail West. The complete restoration of the Lakes and Preserve courses, by J. Drew Rogers, ASGCA, included designing new tees, greens, bunkering and a new irrigation system. Greatly enhanced practice facilities and a new pro shop were also part of the comprehensive renovation. The result is two distinctively different golf experiences and much more variety for the members to choose from and enjoy. Quail West is located east of Interstate 75. Take Exit 116 (Bonita Beach Road) east. Turn right on Bonita Grande Drive and follow the signs to the sales center, which is located on the right, just prior to the gatehouse. For additional information visit Above: Stocks Normandy II model, located on a lakefront home site, features a pool with several fire features. Right: The Cortona II inventory home, by Stock, is priced at $2,685,880, without furnishings. Below Right: McGarveys four bedroom plus study Beechwood model offers views of the 10th green of the Preserve Course. Bottom: McGarvey Custom Homes Southampton model features four bedrooms plus a study. ADVERTORIAL


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2018 REAL ESTATE B15Second tower under construction at Kalea BayClub amenity center popular with residents The construction of the second tower in Kalea Bay, the gated, luxury high-rise community located in North Naples, is now well underway. Since the sellout of the communitys first tower in early Spring, the sales effort on Tower 200 has grown even stronger. From January through May of this year we sold 24 residences in Tower 200, totaling more than $52 million, stated Inga Lodge, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Kalea Bay. However, since launching sales in July 2017, we have sold more than 50 percent of all residences in the tower for a total of $120 million. Like its predecessor, Tower 200 is also 22-stories with 120 residences. Specifically, 20 floors of residences over two floors of parking. Six floor plans are available in Tower 2. Residences 1 and 6 are 3-bedroom plus den/3.5 bath plans with 3,704 total square feet. Residences 2 and 5 are 4-bedroom/4.5 bath plans with 3,791 total square feet. Residences 3 and 4 are 4-bedroom/4.5-bath plans 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. Like the first tower, Tower 200 will also have rooftop amenities including a pool, open-air fitness center 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 Club amenity center. It opened in early January and is now the social and recreational centerpiece of the community. The 88,000-square-foot club amenity center 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. She added, Purchasers in Tower 200 can start using the club and its amenities the day they sign their contracts, affording them an unprecedented opportunity to utilize this amazing $25 million world-class amenity center. 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, bistro, a fitness center, and lakeside fire pit. 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 and lounge chairs 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 can be reserved by members to accommodate overnight guests and are located on property. 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. It is located on Vanderbilt Drive, two-tenths of a mile north of Wiggins Pass Road. Call (239) 793-0110 or visit Above: The custom kitchens feature Wolf and SubZero appliances and an oversized island.Right: Kalea Bays second tower is 22 stories and features 120 luxury residences. Below Left: The rooftop amenities include a negative-edge pool, open-air fitness center and a sky lounge. Below Right: Kalea Bay residences have very open floor plans. Bottom: All master bedrooms offer views of the Gulf of Mexico.ADVERTORIAL


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price for single-family existing homes was $260,000, up 6.1 percent from the previous year, according to data from Florida Realtors Research Department in partnership with local Realtor boards/ associations. The statewide median price for townhouse-condo properties in June was $190,000, up 7.5 percent over the year-ago figure. June was the 78th month in a row that the statewide median sales prices for both single-family homes and townhouse-condo properties rose year-overyear. The median is the midpoint; half the homes sold for more, half for less. According to the National Association of Realtors, the national median sales price for existing single-family homes in May 2018 was $267,500, up 5.2 percent from the previous year; the national median existing condo price was $244,100. In California, the statewide median sales price for single-family existing homes in NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2018 B17 Harbour Drive Banking Center 2911 Tamiami Trail North NMLS# 1215049Fi h ird Established Doctor and Dentist Loan ProgramTo learn more contact me today! O: 239-330-3530 C: 781-576-0095 www.53.comJennifer FuegerMortgage Loan Originator $624,900 Lenore Vitale | 239.370.7030 Richard DrosteSales Associate239.572.5117richard.droste@sothebysrealty.comJacki Strategos, P.A. Sales Associate, GRI, CREN premiersothebysrealty.comSothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each oce is independently owned and operated. BEAUTIFUL WATERFRONT HOMESITE1621 Begonia Court $370,000Wonderfully located near the desired south end of the island. Boating access to the Gulf of Mexico quick with 1 bridge to navigate. Very close to many of Marcos facilities. The sewer is paid, the lot is cleared and ready for your home. SECURE YOUR SPOT521 S. Heathwood Dr. $154,900 Its a delightful lot located near the south end. Cleared to build but it is lined with trees for privacy. Enjoy morning sunrises. Sewer assessment paid. Dont miss out on a Marco Island opportunity. NEW ROOF1830 Menorca Ct.$725,000 Beautiful river area with quick out on a direct access waterway. Very large rooms, high ceilings, cheerful, bright & open. 3 BR/2 BA. Kitchen oers breakfast nook or breakfast bar. Lovely street of newer homes. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATIONDela Park Place #704$569,900 Mesmerizing Gulf views as your backdrop. 2 BR/2BA furnished unit awaits you. Located at the south end and close to beach entrance. Gated complex, covered parking, plenty of amenities of enjoy the lifestyle. Active 55+ Community FULLY FURNISHED NEW HOME $145,5003 bedroom/2 bath Kitchen Bar New Appliances Walk in Closet (888) 265-0605FREE GOLF CART & 1-Year FREE Lifestyle Fees!when you purchase a NEW home at Naples Estates. 400 Palm Haven Blvd., Naples USfor a tour of our new homes and see our huge 55+ activity center under constructionAUG 11 & 25 11am 3pm Huntington Lakes $228,9001st oor, 2BR, 2BA plus den/of ce condo. Built-in desk & shelves, new HVAC unit & fantastic lake view. Cypress Woods Golf & C.C. $264,900Turnkey, 1st oor, 2BR, 2BA plus den/of ce coach home. Golf course view, golf equity, new A/C & new hot water heater. The Dunes $1,350,0002nd oor, 3BR, 3BA plus den with tile & hardwoods throughout. Private lanai with grill & electric shutters. NEW CLUBHOUSE & SPECTACULAR AMENITIES! LOW MAINTENANCE FEES!ENJOY SUNDAY BRUNCH AT THE CLUBHOUSE! Gated Big Lot Low HOA $625,000 ND-1847893 The June performance of Floridas markets for existing homes largely reflected the prevailing trends weve seen throughout 2018 thus far, although there are some differences. Dr. Brad OConnor, Florida Realtors chief economistSEE HOUSES B19 HOUSESFrom page 3May was $600,860; in Massachusetts, it was $405,000; in Maryland, it was $307,440; and in New York, it was $262,000.Looking at Floridas townhousecondo market, statewide closed sales totaled 11,128 last month, up 1.2 percent compared to a year ago. Closed sales data reflected dwindling short sales and foreclosures in June: Short sales for townhouse-condo properties dropped 50.5 percent and foreclosures fell 30.1 percent year-to-year; while short sales for single-family homes declined 43.1 percent and foreclosures fell 42.9 percent year-to-year. Closed sales may occur from 30to 90-plus days after sales contracts are written.The June performance of Floridas markets for existing homes largely


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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY | SECTION CWWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2018 Marco Island | 239.642.2222 S.E. Naples | 239.449.3400 Broad Avenue | 239.434.2424 Fifth Avenue | 239.434.8770 Grey Oaks-Estuary | 239.262.5557 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 JAnnual comedy show fundraiser for SalusCare is Aug. 18 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThree professional comedians and four local personalities will take the stage Aug. 18 for the fourth annual Laughter Is the Best Medicine Comedy Night to benefit SalusCare Inc. The event is 7-10 p.m. at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre. Comedian Michael Palascak will serve as emcee and perform his stand-up routine. Comedians Pat McGann and Dwayne Perkins also will perform. Four local personalities will perform five-minute stand-up routines. Attendees will vote for the best comedic performance; an award also will be presented to the celebrity comic who raises the most money for SalusCare. Performing will be Gina Birch, radioTV personality and wine aficionado; Dr. Michael Martin, Florida Gulf Coast University president; Eric Raddatz, Fort Myers Film Festival founder and Florida Weekly presentation editor; and Amy Bennett Williams, News-Press staff writer. Tickets may be purchased at www. Tickets are $150 each, including heavy horsdoeuvres, drinks and the show. Funds raised at the event will be used to provide outpatient psychiatry and therapy to children and adolescents in the area whose families can least afford it. One in 10 children has serious mental health problems severe enough to impair how they function at home, in school, or in the community, according to the National Center for Children & Poverty at Columbia University. Left untreated, mental illnesses can lead to more difficult to treat illnesses and to the development of co-occurring disorders. For more information on SalusCare, see SEE SPECS, C4 UST THINK OF THEM AS TINY sculptures for your face. Christian and Yoma Mascre, who split their time between Cape Coral and their native France, design eyeglass frames that are just as much works of art as utilitarian objects. These glasses are not for the shy; theyre bold in shape, audacious in color and pattern. Christian will combine black and red, but also orange and hot pink. If art, theyre undeniably modern art, SPECIALSPECSBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ Bold, colorful eyeglasses make a statement about the wearerMy first inspiration is Art Nouveau and Art Deco ... this is what I aspire to. Christian Mascre, eyeglasses designerCOURTESY PHOTOSGlasses designed by Christian and Yoma Mascre, who live in Cape Coral and France. Arts CommentaryIts Only a Play but everyones a critic. C12 Movie reviewDoes Christopher Robin get the nod from our film critic? C8 Writing ChallengeThe Florida Weekly Writing Challenge has returned. C13


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C4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYnot traditional. I think its the most important accessory, declares Christian in his charmingly accented English. When you say hello to people, you dont look at the shoes, you dont look at their bag. The first accessory is the frames. And the first contact is always the most important. Hes known this ever since he was young. When he was 12, he bought his first pair of sunglasses. When you are young, you need accessories to have a look, he says. It was a little frame, rectangular, very small. Black frames and black lenses. Yoma bought her first pair of glasses when she was 14 or 15. It was in the s, she says. They were round. The frames were blue tortoise shell and the lenses were light blue. The couple, whove been married 47 years, opened a boutique eyeglass store in Paris in 1975 where Christian, an optician, also gave eye exams. In those days it was rare to see eyeglasses in anything but the most neutral colors. There were no colors. It was all very conventional, Yoma says. So they went in search of frames in bold, brave colors to offer their customers to do something different from the others, she says. It was a risk to go that way, Christian admits. It was new. But he was following his belief to always go against the tide. Not conventional. It was only about 10 years ago that Christian started designing frames. All my life I love the optical frames, he says. I wanted to do a collection. Now the two work together. He designs the frame, but Yoma, a painter, has the eye for the colors theyll appear in. My first inspiration is Art Nouveau and Art Deco, Christian says. He very much likes the French designer Saoutchik, who designed cars in the s. This is what I aspire to, he says. Inspiration comes from different things, including the Art Deco Polish painter Tamar de Lempika, Art Nouveau French architect Hector Guimard and singer/songwriter Bob Dylan. I love beautiful things, he says. Things with personality, character. He produces about 10 designs a year. Hes never without his 0.7 Bic pencil and paper. Even when Im on a plane, I have a notebook and I design. All the time, he says. He only draws one side of a frame; the other, of course, is its mirror image. On eyeglasses, the smallest details and tweaks can change a look radically. One millimeter higher or smaller can make a big difference, says Yoma. Sometimes he say to me, Its not ready, I have to think about what to do. Its never finished, she says, with mock exasperation. The eraser is important, Chrisian says. Sometimes it works quick. I say, I got it! Exact! Im sure! Its always a pleasure. Sometimes he has to grapple with it. Maybe I do this, I can do that, he says, considering alternatives. The two are so in tune with each other that they generally agree on how the glasses should look and what colors should be used. We go ahead when we are OK together, Chris says. If shes OK with my design and I am OK with the color, we do it. Do they ever disagree? Sometimes, Christian admits. But no, its very rare. Once they agree on a frame, they decide the multiple colors theyll come in. Some people, they discovered, want to buy the same frame in three or four colors. They named their company vue dc, which is a play on words. It sounds like vu dici in French, which means be seen from here, Christian explains. The glasses, which are all handmade in France and cost anywhere from $300 to $500, are made of acetate. Some people, when they visit the manufacturer, are very surprised to see how much work it takes the make a frame, Yoma says. It seems as if it would be easy, but its not. They are surprised to see a lot of work on a small frame. The manufacturer uses an old-fashioned procedure to polish the face and temple pieces. Theyre placed in a barrel thats filled with soap and boxwood and is continuously turned for one or two weeks. Thats why its so polished, Yoma says. The main office of veu dc is in France, where they distribute all over the world, including Italy, Spain and Japan. Their Cape Coral office is their U.S. satellite office. They ship to New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and New Orleans. They also ship to some places in Canada as well. They sell frames in Miami and Boca Raton, but they dont sell a lot in Florida. Their designs are bold, and it takes a certain kind of person to wear them. The glasses have personality, Yoma says. The people who wear them tend to not follow the crowd, what they see everywhere, Christian adds. They dont follow the fashion, Yoma says. They make their own style. SPECSFrom page 1If youve ever admired the lines of a car, the look of a new Nike sneaker or the sleek design of an iPhone (or any Apple product), youve been impressed by industrial design: the creation of something thats both beautiful and functional. Though we may not necessarily know their names, industrial designers affect us in countless ways, as we use their creations in our everyday lives. Here are some of the best films about industrial design. Youll be captivated by not only their content but by their beauty. Youll never look at the world in quite the same way ever again. Abstract series (Netflix documentaries), particularly: Episode 2: Tinker Hatfield: Footwear Design Tinker Hatfield, who was a track athlete in his college years and went on to study architecture, is best known as the lead footwear designer for Nike (his title is vice president for design and special projects). He created many of the lines iconic shoes, including most of the Air Jordan series and the first cross trainers. He also created the first self-lacing shoes. A basic design is always functional, but a great one will say something, he says. Episode 5: Ralph Gilles: Automotive Design Growing up the son of Haitian parents in Montreal, Quebec, Ralph Gilles was obsessed with cars. His father wanted him to be an engineer, but he loved to draw. As a teen, he sent a portfolio of his work to Lee Iacocca, who sent back a letter assuring him that he had a future in automobile design. Mr. Giles eventually found his way and is now the global head of design for Fiat Chrysler. The episode explores his journey to his current position while also following him as he and his team work on the SM-1 concept car, the companys first electric, self-driving car, designed to appeal to Millennials. The best designs are emotional forever, he says, while also noting, I have to try to imagine the future. Design is One This is a documentary about Lella and Massimo Vignelli, the Italian couple who have designed everything from furniture and dinnerware to lamps and jewelry with elegance and grace. Their branding for Bloomingdales, Ford, Knoll International, American Airlines and Saks Fifth Avenue is classic. Mr. Vignelli is known for introducing the Helvetica typeface to the U.S. in the mid-60s; when asked to create unified signage for the New York City Transit Authority, he used Helvetica, a typeface he loved. His iconic subway map from the 0s in the Museum of Modern Art. The two are considered among the worlds most influential designers. Objectified by Gary Huswit Everything we use in life toothbrushes, cell phones, knives and forks has been designed by someone. This 2009 full-length documentary looks at the designers who artfully create the everyday objects we use. The film is the second of Gary Huswits Design Trilogy series. (The first was Helvetica, about the typeface, and the third was Urbanized, about the design of cities.) Rams by Gary Huswit Mr. Huswits newest documentary is about German industrial designer Dieter Rams. Released this year, its the first feature documentary about the man. Formerly the head of design at Braun, his less is more philosophy of design greatly affected the way Apple designed its computers, tablets and phones. Mr. Rams is considered one of the most influential industrial designers of the late 20th century, and many of his designed objects are in the Museum of Modern Art. With music composed by Brian Eno, Rams will have special premiere screenings in cities including New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle this fall. Films about industrial design to add to your summer cueBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ COURTESY PHOTOSChristian Mascre began designing eyeglass frames about 10 years ago. Christian and Yoma Mascre, who live in Cape Coral and France.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 WEDNESDAY DINNERS SATURDAY AFTERNOON SIGHTSEEING (12:30PM & 3PM) SUNDAY MORE THAN HORS DOEUVRES *Valid on adult tickets only. Subject to availability. No other coupons or discounts apply. SUMMER SPECIALS JUNE-SEPTEMBERBUY 1, GET 1 HALF PRICE* 239.649.2275 COLLECTORS CORNER scott SIMMONS I still have the first piece of antique furniture I ever bought it was a vasesplat 1850s Victorian mahogany side chair for which I paid $15 at Heritage Antiques in North Fort Myers. In my 14-year-old heart of hearts, I adored the notion that someone in a hoop skirt or perhaps a morning suit had perched upon it just as I now perched my own ample posterior atop its upholstered seat to do my homework. That seat boasted springs, a modern innovation in mid-19th-century America, and that vase-shape splat in the chairs back hearkened back to earlier European designs. I now know that my chair was one of the early pieces of mass-produced furniture in America, the curves of its back, legs and that classical urn-inspired back splat probably steamed into position at a factory in New York or New England. And its design was transitional, as styles shifted from Empire to Victorian. But still, the insides of the side rails show evidence of a hand-plane each pass of the blade across the wood leaving its mark on the grain. There was something gratifying about using furniture that showed so much evidence of handcrafting, which was something that even stores like Ethan Allen, Robb & Stucky and other furniture retailers of the day could not provide new. Four decades later, that sense of craft still makes me take notice. Theres nothing more satisfying than turning around a chest to see the thickwide planks that compose the back of the piece or flipping a table to see the handwrought L-brackets that brace a crack in the base, reminding you of the value that was placed on the labor to make the piece, repair it and to keep it functional. I try not to let sentiment dictate what stays in my collections, but for some reason, I cannot part with that chair never mind that it needs restoration and reassembly work that will cost much more than what its worth. After all, it was my first antique furniture piece. I just cant put a price on that. Bought: T he Lords Places Joshua T hrift S tore, 7600 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 561-494-0125. Paid: $225 The Skinny: I do not think this is an 18thor even 19th-century original piece. Instead, I think its an early 20thcentury piece based on the 18th-century designs of George Hepplewhite. At first blush, it appears to be an antique, complete with a back made of heavy pine boards and drawers that bear chamfered bottoms and oldfashioned dovetails. But shiny, massproduced nails belie its age and hold the drawers together. Its design is elegant, with a bow front that gently curves in the middle. The quality is outstanding. The piece is made of beautifully grained mahogany; pine is the secondary wood, much as it would have been in earlier times. The curved doors and drawers open and close smoothly, and elegant inlays of satinwood and other woods surround the edges of its top. Dainty inlaid bellflowers drip down the fronts of the legs. Regrettably, one of those legs was snapped in transit from the shop to my house yes, the movers were careless. I reattached it with glue and clamps, and the damage is barely noticeable. Perhaps with time, I will think of it as character. THE FIND:A Hepplewhite-style sideboardYou cant put a price on your first treasure SCOTT SIMMONS / FLORIDA WEEKLYThis Hepplewhite-style sideboard measures about 65 inches long and 39 inches high. Its made of mahogany and has elaborate inlays surrounding the edge of the top and the fronts of the legs. MondayThursday 11:30am9:00pm FridaySaturday 11:30am10:00pm 12:00pm9:00pm(239) 325-9653rosedalepizza.com1427 Pine Ridge Road, #105, Naples, FLAuthentic NY Style Italian Food & Wood Fired, Brick Oven Pizza Napoletana Family Sundays CHILDREN EAT FREEWITH THE PURCHASE OF A DINNER ENREE (EXCLUDES PIZZAS). LIMIT 2 PER TABLE VISIT ON SUNDAYS. CHILDREN MUST BE 12 AND UNDER. CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER OFFERS OR PROMOTIONS. 1/2 Priced AppetizersEVERY MONDAY FROM 5PM TO CLOSESOFT DRINK PURCASHE REQUIRED. EXCLUDES ANITPASTI. CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER OFFERS OR PROMOTIONS. DINE-IN ONLY, 1 APPETIER PER SOFT DRINK ORDER. NO SUBSTITUTIONS PLEASE. BOGO TuesdaysBUY ANY SPECIALTY PIZZA GET 1/2 OFF NEW YORK OR MARGHERITA PIZZACANNOT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER OFFERS OR PROMOTIONS. DINE-IN ONLY. LIMIT 2 PER TABLE VISIT. NO SUBSTITUTIONS PLEASE. Wine & Dine Wednesdays5PM TO CLOSE 2 ENTREES, LARGE SALAD AND BOTTLE OF WINE $49HOUSE WINE CAN BE EXCHANGED FOR SOFT BEVERAGES. CHOICE OF HOUSE OR CAESAR SALAD. CERTAIN SEAFOODS NOT INCLUDED. NOT TO BE COMBINED WITH ANY OFFERS OR COUPONS. DINE IN ONLY.


C6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOTHEATERAnnie At Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre through Aug. 11. 1380 Colonial Blvd. Show times and ticket prices vary. 1380 Colonial Blvd. 278-4422 or www. School Musical Jr. By The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs Youth Players Aug. 11-12 at Hinman Auditorium. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or Peter & The Starcatcher By The Naples Players Oct. 3-28, at Sugden Community Theater. 263-7990 or www. Ill Eat You Last By The Studio Players Oct. 5-21, at Golden Gate Community Center. 4701 Golden Gate Pkwy. 398-9192 or Iliad By Gulfshore Playhouse Oct. 20-Nov. 4, at The Norris Center. 755 Eighth Ave. S. (866) 811-4111 or www. Rehearsal for Murder By The Marco Players Oct. 24-Nov. 11, at The Marco Players Theater. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 642-7270 or in the Garden Put your favorite pooch in the car (dont forget the leash) and head to Naples Botanical Garden for canine-friendly hours from 3-5 p.m. (also 9-11:30 a.m. Sunday and 8-11 a.m. Tuesday). Free for garden members and their dogs; regular admission for humans plus $9.95 for their dogs. Movie Night The Naples Players screen Casablanca (1942) at 7:30 p.m. A cynical nightclub owner protects an old flame and her husband from Nazis in Morocco. $10. 263-7990 or www. FRIDAY8.10Funny Guy Last Comic Standing winner Jon Reep performs tonight and Saturday, Aug. 11, at Off The Hook Comedy Club. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or SATURDAY8.11To 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 Away Naples Model Yacht Club hosts radio-control model sailboat racing at 9:30 a.m. each Saturday behind Dicks Sporting Goods. 5955 Na ples Blvd. 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. SUNDAY8.12Flashback Cinema Silverspot screens The Karate Kid (1984) at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. A martial arts master agrees to teach karate to a bullied kid. $11.80-$15.50. 592-0300 or 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.Foreign Film FGCUs Renaissance Academy screens Seraphine (France, 2008) at 2 p.m. at the universitys Naples campus. A film based on the life of artist Seraphine de Senlis. $6 for members, $8 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or Music in the Garden Kelly & Mason Duo perform from 2-4 p.m. at Naples Botanical Garden. Free with admission. 643-7275 or Blues Guitar Guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd performs at 8 p.m. at Southwest Florida Event Center. $50$87. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 245-9910 or MONDAY8.13Films for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens The Divine Order (Germany, 2017) at 7 p.m. In 1971, a young housewife petitions for the right to vote. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or TUESDAY8.14Panther Encounter Naples Zoo lets guests get up close and personal with Uno, a rescued Florida panther, each Tuesday at 9 a.m. $55 for members, $65 for others. Check website for additional animal encounters. 262-5409 or Breakfast with the Birds Shorebird expert Adam DiNuovo hosts a lecture with breakfast pastries and refreshments from 9:30-10:30 p.m. at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. $15. 300 Tower Road. 530-5940 or Art Reception Marco Island Center for the Arts hosts an opening reception for its exhibition Power It Up: The Energy of Art from 5:30-7 p.m. Featured artists are Hope Atwood Dayhoff, July Chinski, Ginny Mueller, Betty Newman, Joe Parisi, Vera Ripley, Jo-Ann Sanborn and Karen Swanker. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or WEDNESDAY8.15Bait and Hook Collier County Museums offers an exhibition chronicling the history of fishing in Collier County titled The Lure of Fishing through Saturday, Sept. 29, at its government center location in East Naples. 3331 Tamiami Trail E. 252-8476 or www. COMING UPLaugh for a Change Stage 2 Improv performs at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Sugden Community Theater. $45, with 7 p.m. cocktail hour with live entertainment, raffles and more. 254-8242 or on the Sand Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club hosts a free performance by TBone Hamiltons Big Easy Revue from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, as part of its annual SummerJazz on the Gulf concert series. 2612222 or Improv Night Square One Improv performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Naples Performing Arts Center. $12-$15. 1048 Castello Drive. 597-6722 or www. Blast The National Association of Wedding Planners hosts Southwest Floridas largest bridal show where local vendors and professionals will showcase their wares from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at Germain Arena. Free for brides who pre-register on the website or $7 at the door, cash only. Free Film Mercato screens Lion at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, on the lawn across from Silverspot. 254-1080 or Doodle Night Naples Art Association hosts wine with class on doodling from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23. $50. 585 Park St. 262-6517 or in Paradise Local historian Jacob Winge leads a presentation about wartime Naples at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at Sandalwood Village. Reservations required. 3511 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 260-5455.Blues Concert Selwyn Birchwood performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $20-$30. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 4958989 or Chamber Concert Naples Philharmonic Chamber musicians perform works by Viotti, Kodaly and Haydn at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at Headquarters Library. 2385 Orange Blossom Trail. 5971900 or SoCal Sound Singer/songwriter Chloe Caroline performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at Southwest Florida Event Center. $20-$4 0. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 245-9910 or Rock Concert Poetry Thieves perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Southwest Florida Event Center. $15-$35. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 245-9910 or Senior Prep Leadership Coalition hosts a seminar titled Advanced Planning: Getting Your Affairs in Order on Thursday, Sept. 13, at South Regional Library. Free, but registration required. 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy. 687-3156 or Live Readings Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts st aged readings of poems, essays, speeches and more 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14. $18-$20. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www. Jazz on the Sand Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club hosts a free performance by Pocket Change from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, as part of its annual SummerJazz on the Gulf concert series. 2612222 or www Blues for You Robert Castiglia performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $20-$30. Bonita Beach Road. Live & Local The Freecoasters perform at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at ArtisNaples Daniels Pavilion. $15, includes one drink. 597-1900 or Terrifying Funk Here Come The Mummies performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at Southwest Florida Event Center. $32-$55. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 245-9910 or Party in the Estuary Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center celebrates the 40th annual National Estuary Day with guided tours, paddleboard demonstrations, presentations and much more from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Free, $25 for VIP. 300 Tower Road. 530-5940 or Stage 2 Improv performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Joan Jenks Auditorium at Golden Gate Community Park. $15.4701 Golden Gate Pkwy. 3989192 or Wind Concert FGCUs Wind Orchestra performs works at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or Art ALIVE The galleries and studios of Naples Art District, the area west of Airport-Pulling and north of Pine Ridge roads, open their doors to the public from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3. Look for the magenta and white art flags to locate participating galleries. Free. 2895070 or Free Concert Rockin Horse performs from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, on the lawn at Mercato. 254-1080 or www. Check out The Lure of Fishing, an exhibition showcasing the history of angling in Collier County through Saturday, Sept. 29, at Collier County Museums government center location.


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7Blues Concert Damon Fowler performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $20-$30. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or Free Film Mercato screens The Nightmare before Christmas at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, on the lawn across from Silverspot. 254-1080 or Brew for You Mercato hosts the seventh annual Brew-Ha-Ha Craft Beer Festival with samples of over 60 craft beers, live music, silent auction, competitions and more from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald Charities of Southwest Florida. 254-1080 or Wine for You Naples Gulf Shore Sunset Rotary hosts a wine walk through Mercato from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, to benefit local charities. $40 in advance, $50 the day of the event. 2541080 or Mercato hosts a Halloween extravaganza with store-tostore trick-or-treating, a pumpkin patch, a deejay, face painting, stilt walkers and more from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30. 254-1080 or Free Concert Mudbone Fingers performs from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, on the lawn at Mercato. 254-1080 or Art Wear Naples Art Association hosts its second annual runway show and reception featuring wearable works of art, Scene to Be Seen at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, followed by an afterparty at 8:30 p.m. $100-$200. 262-6517 or Art Auction Saint Ann Latino Contemporary Art Auction offers the opportunity to meet prominent Latino artists and participate in a silent auction of their work from at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at ArtisNaples. $250 per person. Free Film Mercato screens Star Wars: The Last Jedi at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, on the lawn across from Silverspot. 254-1080 or All Lit Up The Jewish Federation of Collier County hosts a Hanukkah celebration with a candle lighting, live music, childrens activities and more at 5:45 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at Mercato. 254-1080 or Tenenbaum Mercato hosts a Christmas tree lighting with live music and dance performances at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5. 254-1080 or www. All The Best Ones Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jane Lynch (Glee) performs a concert titled A Swinging Little Christmas with Kate Flannery (The Office) and Tim Davis (Glee) at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Southwest Florida Event Center. $43$65. 11515 Bonita Beach road. 245-9910 or Show Hot Works hosts the Naples Fine Art Show Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15-16, at The Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt. Email calendar listings and highresolution photos to Lindsey Nesmith at 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. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs Youth Players present High School Musical Jr. Aug. 11-12 at the Hinman Auditorium. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. artcenter Jon Reep, winner of Last Comic Standing and his catch phrase for Dodge trucks (That thing got a Hemi?) performs at Off The Hook Comedy Club Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 9-12. offthehookcomedyclub. com#LAUGH IT #DOODLE IT8.9-128.18 Naples Beach Hotel Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club hosts a & Golf Club hosts a free performance by free performance by TBone Hamiltons TBone Hamiltons Big Easy Revue Big Easy Revue from 6:30-9:30 p.m. from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, Saturday, Aug. 18, as part of its annual as part of its annual SummerJazz on the SummerJazz on the Gulf concert series. Gulf concert series. naplesbeachhotel. naplesbeachhotel. com com#BONE IT Get your doodle on when Naples Art Association hosts wine with class on the drawing technique from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23. Laughter Is the Best Medicine Comedy Night is set for 8 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Broadway Palm. Professional comedian Michael Palascak serves as the MC, with professional comedians Pat McGann and Dwayne Perkins (pictured).


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Conversely, theres also not much here for adults, as Christophers drama feels half-hearted and theres little sense of nostalgia for those who loved author A.A. Milnes Winnie the Pooh stories as child. It plays like a childrens movie for adults, which doesnt work and doesnt make sense. At the start of director Marc Forsters film, young Christopher (Orton OBrien) leaves home for boarding school. His father dies, he grows up, goes to war, returns from war, gets married and settles in with wife Evelyn and daughter Madeline. Christopher manages a luggage company and is under pressure to cut costs by 20 percent. Hes also a workaholic, staying behind in London while Evelyn and Madeline go off to his old family cottage for the weekend. Odd story decisions ensue. When Christophers childhood friend Winnie the Pooh (Jim Cummings) winds up in London, Christopher takes him back to the bears home in 100 Acre Wood, which is near the family cottage. They reunite with Eeyore (Brad Garrett), Tigger (Cummings again), Piglet (Nick Mohammed), Rabbit (Peter Capaldi), mother and daughter Kanga (Sophie Okonedo) and Roo (Sara Sheen), and Owl (Toby Jones). Cant say Milne was all that original when naming these characters in the 1920s. To the films credit, the visual effects are impressive. Each creature looks like a walking and talking stuffed animal come to life. Whats more, McGregor and Carmichael are always convincing, which is quite an accomplishment given how many scenes they have with the animals that were added in post-production, months after shooting wrapped. Another of the films charms are Poohs Pooh-isms, clever little phrases such as I always get to where Im going by walking away from where Ive been, and Doing nothing often leads to the very best of something. Not sure I agree with the second one, but this does give the otherwise whiney and helpless bear a hint of sense amongst his obsession with honey and red balloons. If only it all wasnt so milquetoast. The real missed opportunity in Christopher Robin, though, is the reality that we lose our child-like innocence because of adult responsibilities. Making this point stronger wouldve at least given the adult audience something palpable to relate to, thereby increasing enjoyment tenfold. Alas, the movie does nothing of the kind, and a dull final product is the result. dan >> In April 2006 Pooh was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, where Mickey Mouse, Snow White and Donald Duck also have stars. 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C10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY FLORIDA WRITERSWhen you hear voices, is someone there?Flame Vine: His Voices by Charles Porter. Privately published. 338 pages. Trade paperback, $16.96.This, the second volume in Charles Porters The Hearing Voices Series, is unlike anything else Ive come across in my many decades of avid book reading. Really. The author provides a truly original voice, a distinctive cast of characters and an East-Central Florida landscape that sweeps upward from northern Palm Beach County, touching Wellington, Stuart, Belle Glade and, perhaps, Mr. Porters home town of Loxahatchee. The narrative has the smell of the burning sugar cane fields up that way and characters who engage with a lot of other substances that are turned to smoke or imbibed in some other way. The novel portrays the cultural scene of this swath of Florida as being in many ways representative of the U.S. during the second half of the 20th century. It opens in 1950 and takes us into the life of Aubrey Shallcross, his friends and his resident voices through the early 1980s, when things change for the worse as an age of materialism seems to override an age that fostered various types of spirituality. Did I say resident voices? Well, yes. Aubrey has been hearing voices since childhood, living with them, confiding in them, even learning from them. The primary voice, capable of positive influence, is Triple Suiter, affectionately called Trip. Other voices, or presences, are Amper Sand and a darker presence called Slim Hand. Traditional psychiatric medicine would call Aubreys condition schizophrenia, but the author is wary of this label to the point of suggesting that no treatment need be recommended. Aubrey is a fully functioning individual whose unconventional, unwilled capacities extend rather than limit his sense of the world and his humanity. Hes also a member of a community that not only tolerates him but finds him to be a steadying anchor. The gang that meets at the Blue Goose for nourishment and alcoholic refreshments and every kind of narcotic is a group given to excess. While some, like murdering vigilante Sonny, who stuffs his dead victims in refrigerators, are truly over the top, they are nonetheless reasonably loyal to one another. Their acceptance of Aubrey suggests a shared sense and valuing of their own hallucinatory events and their yearning for comfortable dependencies. Through Aubrey, the author pursues an experiential and philosophical questioning of both Catholicism and atheism. Aubrey can play music and transport horses and run his inherited car dealership and marry the girl of his dreams. No, it doesnt last, but he and Leda have a good 20 years or so together. That is, the contours of his life are pretty much like those of people who dont hear voices. I love the daring gorgeousness of the prose; the whimsy and wit; the obsessive and adventurous sexuality; the popular culture references (songs, films); the outrage against mindless conventionality; and the recognition that group formation and longevity means establishing or sharing conventions. The text of Flame Vine is embroidered by astonishing line drawings credited to Kathy Von Ertfelda. These artworks capture perfectly the characters, the voices and the relationships among them. Many of them present a tangled, sinuous embrace. Another remarkable feature is the inclusion of original rhymed poems that anchor or gloss many chapters. In the first volume of his The Hearing Voices Series Shallcross (2015) Mr. Porter presented Aubrey in his 40s, attempting to refashion his life after selling the car business. The techniques, concerns and characterizations in Flame Vine echo those in the prequel, as does the idiosyncratic prose style. Mr. Porter suggested I read the prequel first, which I did. I pass the suggestion along to you, dear reader, and ask you to keep an open mind. This is not your fathers Oldsmobile. Both books are available online and from Phil Jason, Ph.D., United States Naval Academy professor emeritus of English, is a poet, critic and freelance writer with 20 books to his credit, including several studies of war literature and a creative writing text. PORTER VINOSummer whites perfect for the warmer season When were deciding what kind of wine to pair with food, or what to drink at a certain time of year, there are a couple of considerations to keep in mind. Typically, we enjoy full-bodied wines in cooler weather and lighter-bodied quaffs in summer months. In fact, the wineries that send sample bottles for journalists to review always ship the whites around April or May, urging writers to recommend them for summer enjoyment. Our seasonal wine-drinking choices are affected by a thing called body. Lets consider that for a second. There is a wide variety of sensual sensations that wine offers us, which is why weve been enjoying it for 7,000 to 8,000 years. Aromas and flavors are fairly easy to understand: What does the stuff smell and taste like? But there are other sensations that mainly fall under the title of mouthfeel. For example, if you sample a very young red wine, youll feel a drying sensation on your tongue and palate caused by tannin. Its the same feeling you get when eating a handful of walnuts or drinking strong tea with nothing in it. As WC Fields once famously remarked, It feels like the Russian army marched through my mouth in stocking feet. Another example is the heat you may sense if a wine is very acidic or alcoholic. And some wines are called rustic because they create a sort of grainy (rather than round or smooth or velvety) sensation on the tongue and palate. Body is the sensation of heaviness or lightness in a wine. Fullbodied wines, like Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and other reds (along with buttery Chardonnays) offer very extracted and concentrated fruit flavors. They feel thick, and maybe even a bit syrupy. Lighter-bodied wines, in the class of Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and similar varietals, are the opposite. Theyre easy to enjoy and swallow, because they dont impart that full feeling of richness. We drink lighter whites in warm months also because of the kind of food we eat at various times of the year. While we dont have many freezing days and nights in Florida, we still tend to eat richer foods in cooler months. And seasonality plays a role, too. Many seafoods that work so well with lighter, more acidic whites are available only at certain times of the year. And dont forget alcohol content. Big reds warm us up in winter because they tend (very generally) to contain more alcohol than whites. So, a nice glass of Syrah or Zinfandel with 15 percent alcohol is going to be a comfortable quaff in front of the fireplace, while a zippy Sauvignon Blanc will refresh us at poolside. Going along with the idea that whites are a good (but not exclusive) choice in warmer weather, weve sampled widely (as should you) and compiled a list of a few delights for the remaining summer months. Bonterra Sauvignon Blanc C alifornia 201 7 ($13) A very New World style, with lush peach aromas and flavors, complemented by citrus, grapefruit and kiwi. Crisp acidity is perfect for summer sipping. WW 88-89. Metz Road Chardonna y River view Vineyard 2016 ($25) Bright golden yellow in the glass, with complex layers of vanilla, tropical fruit, apple, pear and toasty oak. Very pleasing acid balance and notes of almond. WW 90. 9 Lives Sauvignon Blanc Reserve ($10) H ere s an incredible value. From Chiles Central Valley, this wine gives you all the typical Sauvignon Blanc flavors lemon, grass, grapefruit, peach very round on the palate and deliciously drinkable. Recommended. WW 89.Ask the Wine WhispererQ. Ive recently read about Super Tuscan wines. What does that term mean? Ella M., Buffalo, N.Y.A. In Tuscany, and the rest of Italy, the naming of wines is legally regulated, and so is the content. To call a wine Chianti, for example, it must contain certain percentages of certain grapes. Super Tuscan is the name given to wines made in Tuscany that dont conform to the legally specified recipe for Chianti wines. Even though theyre classified by law at the lowest level of quality, most of them are very fine, and very expensive. Jerry Greenfield is The Wine Whisperer. His new book, Ask the Wine Whisperer, will be published in September. Read his other writings at


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C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY ARTS COMMENTARYIts Only a Play but everyones a critic Laboratory Theater of Floridas latest production may be called Its Only a Play, but what a play it is! The word only in the title should be in quotes, because this is so much more than a simple play. It simultaneously satirizes modern American theater while also giving it a big sloppy kiss. No wonder artistic director/founder Annette Trossbach has been trying for three years to obtain the rights to produce it. Its finally here, and its worth the wait. Its Only a Play was written by fourtime Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally, who has also written Master Class, Lips Together, Teeth Apart and Love! Valour! Compassion! among others. He also wrote the book for the Broadway musical production of Kiss of the Spider Woman and the libretto of Ragtime (with Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.) The action is set in the bedroom of Broadway producer Julia Budder. (Judging by her dcor, the woman seems to have an obsession with flowers and floral patterns.) Its opening night of The Golden Egg, and theres an after-party at her posh Manhattan townhouse. Double doors center stage allow all the actors to make grand entrances. First we meet Gus (Cameron Rogers), a young man hoping to make his way into theater. Hes working the party, bringing people drinks and lugging their coats to the bedroom in what becomes a running gag. Pretty soon, youre trying to guess what cast has arrived by the coats Gus is carrying. Hes soon joined by James Wicker (Scott Carpenter), a TV series star who is best friends with the playwright, Peter (Dave Chesebro). James was offered the lead role, but turned it down, because he thought the play horrible. And now that hes seen it on opening night, hes convinced hes right. The Golden Egg, he declares, is a turkey, though he falsely praises it to everyone involved with it. He marvels that the actors in this Broadway show all have to stand on a tilted disc for the duration of the play. Give me a comfortable chair and a phone for exposition, says James, sitting in a floral armchair and talking on the phone, advancing the plot. The play is filled with clever lines and situations like this. (Soon after, hes preening in the mirror while complaining about the egos in this business!) Hes catty, throwing more shade than an oversized beach umbrella. This is a theater show about theater people that name-checks actors, directors, producers, critics and shows. The characters complain about the British taking over Broadway, about popular movies turned into musicals, TV and movie celebrities appearing onstage, shows that rely too much on special effects and the Disneyfication of Broadway. Theres so much name-dropping in this play, from Liza Minnelli to Lady Gaga to Betty Buckley to Neil Simon to Renee Fleming to Bernadette Peters, just to mention a handful, that Mr. McNally wouldve dropped fewer names if hed knocked a Whos Who off a table. It also name-checks New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley and refers to The Moose Murders, historically the worst show on Broadway, closing the same night it opened. If youre involved in the theater, or a theater enthusiast, youll probably get most of the jokes. (The night I attended, many of them seemed to be going over the head of the audience.) Mr. McNally even weaves a few of his previous play titles into the dialogue, but not as names of plays. I caught Love! Valour! Compassion! and Corpus Christi, and I think I may have also heard Master Class, though the dialogue races by so quickly, Im not positive. Its the simplest of premises. Its the evening of opening night, and theyre all waiting for the reviews to come out. If theyre positive, The Golden Egg has a future. If not, they may have to close. Danielle Channell plays the dim-witted producer who slaughters lines from famous movies and well-known songs. She speaks in a high, baby-ish voice, and I wondered if that was her natural voice or if she was trying to impersonate Megan Mullally, who played the role on Broadway. Mr. Carpenter is sharp as the gossipy, aging TV actor who wants the show to be panned so hell be proven right for turning down the lead role. Mr. Rogers is green and clueless as a young wannabe actor. He wants to act, but he doesnt know Broadway history, and has more ambition than talent. Aricka Shuck plays Virginia Noyes, a train wreck of an actress whos a lead in The Golden Egg. She keeps a small pharmacy in her purse and her probation ankle monitor goes off during her opening night performance. Her character, who is both luminescent and pretty, is a walking disaster. She made me laugh when she slid off a chair in a drug-induced haze; she was like liquid, or a silk robe gliding to the floor. Mr. Chesebro, as the playwright, could play his role with a little more conviction. It also falls to him to deliver some of the plays more serious lines. And, he leads the cast in some of the most fervent praying Ive ever seen onstage. John Daniel Strealy is Sir Frank Finger, the kleptomaniac director who is weary of his constant theatrical success. Though hes supposed to be young, the actor appears a little too young to have had a string of 14 hits behind him already. The outsider in this play is Ira Drew (Todd Lyman), a vicious theater critic. (Some would consider that description redundant.) He reviews (and skewers) but really wants to be a playwright. Mr. Lyman plays him as fey and prone to fits of giggles. The actor bears a striking resemblance to a former local theater critic and shares part of a name with another. Its disconcerting, to say the least. Ms. Trossbach, the director, has cleverly staged him as an outsider from time to time, watching from a distance everything else thats going on onstage. Ms. Trossbach also gives us some clever music pre-show and during intermission: Showoff (from The Dr owsy Chaperone), I Wanna Be a Producer, Ethel Merman belting out Theres No Business Like Show Business. And, post-show, if you pay attention, youll hear Taylor Swift singing Shake It Off. If you love theater youll enjoy Its Only a Play, with its uncertain, vulnerable, talented, flawed characters. There may be no business like show business, but Its Only a Play takes us behind the scenes and reveals it for the monkey business it is. Its Only a Play>> When: through Aug. 26 >> Where: The Laboratory Theater of Florida, 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers >> Cost: $28, $25 for military and seniors, $10 for students with ID >> Information: 218-0481 or laboratorytheater COURTESY PHOTOFrom left: Danielle Channell, Scott Carpenter, Dave Matthew Chesebro star in Its Only a Play.


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Filet and Potato WaffleIngredients: Filets 2 filet mignons, 6 oz. each tsp. kosher salt tsp. black pepper 1 tbsp. canola oil Potato Waffle 0.2 oz. arugula 2 lbs. mashed potatoes (can use store bought) tsp. cayenne pepper 2 eggs 4 oz. cheddar cheese, grated 3.75 oz. flour 1 tsp. baking powder pan spray Procedure: 1. Season both sides of the Filet with salt and pepper, then place in a heated saut pan with oil. 2. With medium-high heat, sear each side for two minutes, cook filet in oven at 400 until desired temperature is reached. 3. While letting your filet rest for 4-5, turn waffle iron on to setting Number 4 and add all potato waffle ingredients into a large mixing bowl. 4. Hand mix ingredients (gloves recommended) and portion into 6-oz. rounds. 5. Use pan spray to oil waffle maker and place 1 round in waffle iron to cook for around 2 minutes (repeat for each round). 6. Place rounds on parchment paper and set on a sheet pan to continue cooking in oven for two minutes at 400. 7. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2018 C21 Open Daily 11am Lunch, Dinner & Sunday BrunchSubject to availability, while supplies last. TWO 1 pound lobsters with $27.95fries and slaw or black beans and riceLOTSA LOBSTER!!!Waterfront Dining 1200 Fifth Avenue South at Tin City (239) 263-2734 12th Avenue South at the City Dock (239) 263-9940 Kids Under 12 Eat Free on Mondays 1 kid meal with 1 adult entre. From kids menu only. 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LU LU NC NC H H CHE CHE ESEBUR GER GER SLIDER MEA TBALL SUB MEDITERRANEAN PAS TA SALAD GRILLE D C C HICKEN CAESAR SALAD BEEF CHILI DOG BO BON ELESS CHI CKE E N N WINGERS BU BUF FAL AL O C O HIC C KEN KEN SU U B B Bags with Bobby! Biginners WelcomeCornhole 7pm Close Blitz Trivia is Back with Eric! 6:30pm 9:30pm COME FOR THE FOOD, STAY FOR THE SPORTS! KARAOKE WITH JAN 5:308:30PM.79 JUMBO WINGSMin. of 10 BEST WINGS IN TOWN, WITHOUT A DOUBT Live Music with Shelly Watson 7-10pm$2 OFF ANY STEVIES BASKET10 FOR $6.99 BONELESS CHICKEN WINGERS Friday Friday FISH FRY & BEER YUENGLING BEER BATTERED FISH FRY $9.99 Served with fries and slaw.GROUPER FRY $12.99Served with fries and slaw. 7 FOR $7 LUNCHMON-FRI NEW LUNCH MENUAvailable till 3 pm INCLUDES a soft drink or an alcoholic drink at Happy Hour Prices. Dine in only. 7 7 7 c c h o o i i i c c e e s s f f o o r r r $ $ 7 7 e e a a c c h h 7 7 7 7 7 $ $ $ 7 7 7 7 7 f f f f f o o o r r r r STEVIES TREASURES AND SIGNATURE DRINKS HAVE ARRIVED! Thursday Thursday 2 for 1 DRINKS ALL DAY House Wine, Domestic Drafts & All Well DrinksMon-Thurs 3-7pm & 9pm-close. Friday All Day! 3 3 7 9 l F i d HAPPY HOUR Live Music Friday Evening! 7-10pm Robin & Dean In n tr tr tr tr od od od od uc uc uc uc in in in i g t th h e e Be Be st t s C C C Ch h ic ic ag ag o o De De ep p p p D Di sh sh h P P iz iz iz za ! Piled high with premium Grande mozzarella cheese, cooked to perfection and topped with our home made pizza sauce. OUR BEEF AND CHICKEN IS NEVER FROZEN!All special offers available with the purchase of a beverage. Dine in only. Let Stevies Cater Your Weekend Party Call 239-352-4233 CELEBRATE EVERYDAY WITH US! @stevietomatos | Naples 239-352-4233, Pebblebrooke Plaza, 15215 Collier Blvd #301, Naples, FL 34119 St t ev ev ie ie s Tr Tr easu re e s s & & Sign atur e e Dr in n k ks ks H H H av a e A Ar r ri ve e d d SNO W CRAB, BO ON E IN RIB EYE, F ILL E ET, PO OR TERHOUSE STE AK AK, SIG G NAT N URE MARTI NI NI S, HA HAN D CRAF TED ED COC OC KTA A ILS ILS & & CL CLA SSI I C CS Ne Ne Ne Ne w w La La La te te te N N N ig g g ig ht ht h h C C C Cr r a av v v i in in gs M M M en n e u u u u 1 1 10P 0P M M M T ILL CL O OS SI N NG G G G RO LL L I N NT T O THE W WE EKEND WI WI T TH H T T H HE B ES ES T T FO O F OD O DRIN KS S & HAP PY Y H H OU O R, M MA MA A JO R LE AG G UE BAS EB A AL L, L, PGA GOLF, B B OX X ING, TEN NI I S, NAS CA A R R, CH AM M PIONSH IP P S O OC CER, RUG BY BY & & NFL FOOTBALL N (NAPLES ONLY) LOB STE TE E E R R R $ 14. 99 99 6-oz. lobster tail with a salad and steak fries. TWI I N N N T T AIL L S S $ 24. 4. 99 99 Served with a salad and steak fries. SUR R F F F & T TU RF $ $2 24 .996-oz. Lobster tail and 6-oz. let with a salad and steak fries.SUC C CU CU UL ENT NT BABY BAC K R IB BS $1 1 1 1. 1.9 9 9Full rack served slaw and French fries. SU SU SUC UC CUL ENT NT T T B B B BAB B YB Y B ACK AC R RIB B S $11. 99 99 Full rack served with slaw and French fries From kid s m SUNDAY Live Music Saturday7-10pm Sonny Kenn LOB STE E R $ R$ R 14 99 L SATURDAY THE DISHThe Dish: Summer Power Lunch The Place: The French Brasserie Rustique, 365 Fifth Avenue South The Price: $22 The Menu: www.thefrenchnaples. com/menus/specials/ The Details: Im always looking for affordable ways to check out our fine downtown restaurants. If your aim is to impress your guest but do so on a budget, taking advantage of lunch specials like this one is ideal. The French currently offers a two-course lunch menu for $22, with first course choices including the French onion soup (my choice), steak tartar and deviled eggs, among others. Second course choices range from light (cantaloupe and shrimp salad) to decadent (Croque Madame, my choice). The soup was to die for; its labeled on the menu as petite, but be careful not to fill up on it before your second course arrives. My Croque Madame was the food coma knockout punch I didnt need in the middle of the day, but I finished every bite. Served with mixed greens, the toasted brioche is draped with ham, gruyere cheese, sauce mornay (a bchamel sauce paired with the gruyere) and topped with a fried egg. Bon apptit One More Thing: The Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District offers a comprehensive list of restaurants on its website ( It offers a great place to explore all the possible lunch and dinner specials offered down Fifth Avenue in the summer months and heres Third Streets website for good measure: Robbie Spencer 1300 THIRD STREET SOUTH, NAPLES 239-262-7999 TONYSOFFTHIRD.COM BAKED GOODS, WINE STORE, COFFEE SHOP what more do you need in life? Open daily 7am 9pm Located in Old Naples since 1995, locally owned and operated.


C22 WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY INTRODUCING OUR THREE COURSE $32 SUMMER MENU INCLUDES GLASS OF HOUSE WINE OR BEER authentic lebanese cuisine by chef Rachid | 239.315.4167 | 4270 Tamiami Trail E, Naples express lunch menu now available! 239.919.8830 4270 Tamiami Trail E #21, Naples ENTREE FREE Naples Best Kept Secret... 403 BAYFRONT PLACE, NAPLES Not valid with any other offer. Example: two beef stroganoff entrees total $36 including complimentary bottle of house wine. Plus tax, gratuity not included. *Consuming raw or undercooked meat, poultry, seafood, shellsh or eggs may increase your risk for food-bourne illness. Weekly Special: Stuffed ArtichokeA blend of chicken, bread crumbs, garlic, white onion, Spinach, broccolini & Parmesan Cheese with EVOO, stuffed in a whole Artichoke & baked crisp SERVING ONLY 100% PRIME STEAKS! $30 per person including Bottle of Wine and saladSUMMER MENU SPECIAL Open from 4PM-Close Summer Menu Available All Night!St Germains Slow Roasted Prime Rib Of BeefSpecial seasonings, rub and natural juices, choice of potatoPrime Beef Tenderloin BrochettesGrilled to perfection, topped with Gorgonzola cheese, caramelized onions, garlic mashed potatoes8oz Prime Center Cut Iowa Beef New York Strip SteakThe best mouth-watering steak you have ever had, choice of potatoCold Water North Atlantic SalmonServed with sweet potato mashed, vegetable of dayOven Roasted Airline Chicken BreastCrispy and delicious, served with broccolini, garlic mashed potatoesFresh Herb Crusted Baked Cold Water North Atlantic CodServed with sweet potato mashed, vegetable of dayFishermans StewFresh Fish, Mussels, Shrimp, Calamari in a light fresh tomato fennel sauce over capellini pastaBeef StroganoffMedley of caramelized onions, tender mushrooms and prime beef, perfectly balanced in a creamy stroganoff sauce, tossed with egg noodles 1 KAREEMS LEBANESE KITCHEN 4270 Tamiami Trail, 315-4167 ww.kareemskitchen.comKareem means generous and thats Executive Chef Rachid Eidos philosophy in this gracious bastion of inspired Mediterranean cuisine. Mr. Eido has worked at upscale restaurants that include those of the Four Seasons and InterContinental hotels and his presentations bear witness to that experience. For a broad sampling of his repertoire, consider ordering the Chef Rachid Platter, which provides small tastes of nine dishes, including baba ghanoush, grape leaves, falafel, moussaka and fatayer spinach. Then move on to the salmon harra, sliced lamb loin, kabobs or kibbe. 2 MOURA BISTRO 3369 Pine Ridge Road, 738-8883 www.Mourabistro.comA meal at Moura feels like dining at a friends home, providing that friend has a Lebanese background. Halloumi grilled cheese, labneh dip, falafel, kibbeh balls or the mixed mezza are fine starters, with shawarma, shish kabob, shish kafta and shish tawook as well as lamb chops available as entrees. Vegetarian and seafood platters are also offered and well executed. On some evenings, a belly dancer entertains.3BHA! BHA! A PERSIAN BISTRO 865 Fifth Ave. S., 594-5557 www.bhabhabistro.comAs befits a Fifth Avenue restaurant, bha! Bha! Persian Bistro is elegant and well appointed. But it is unlike every other establishment because it serves the dishes of Iran, brought to you by the hospitable and talented chef/owner, Michael Mir. Youll find hummus and kabobs, foods with which most of us are familiar, but do explore such specialties as plum lamb in pomegranate sauce with sauted butternut squash and jeweled candied dried fruits or roasted quail with sour cherry almond saffron basmati rice. Vegetarians will find plenty to feast upon as well. Karen Feldman, Great places to savor Middle Eastern delicacies3KARENSTHREE FOR CUISINE


NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 9-15, 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 The Only Naples Restaurant Where Fresh Seafood is Flown in Daily From New England! 4221 East Tamiami Trail Naples 239.455.5111Specials good from August 2-8, 2018. Lobster prices subject to change without notice. Please call for pricing. CHEF BILLS WEEKLY SERVED ALL DAY Surf & Turf Dinner for Two $99.99 32oz Bone in Tomahawk steak served with 2 one pound Maine lobsters served with chowder, salad, baked potato and veggies Jumbo Lobsters are Back Please call for pricing Lobster Dinner for Two $109.99 Two 2-pound Maine lobsters served with chowder, salad, corn on the cob and baked potatoes LIVE ENTERTAINMENTSun-Thu 6-9pm Fri-Sat 6:30-9:30pm Rosetta Stone Friday Joey Fiato Manhattan Connection Joey Fiato Rosetta Stone TWIN LOBSTER SPECIALS LOBSTER MANIA IS BACK! LOBSTER MANIA IS BACK! HAPPY HOURDaily 11am-9:30pm (Bar Only)Check out our new local craft beers on tap Sun-Thu 11am-9pm Fri-Sat 11am-9:30pmHours subject to change during summer months.Add a cup of clam chowder to any twin lobster for only $3 Twin lobsters cannot be splitSunday & Thursday $24.99Twin one pound Maine lobsters with corn on the cobMonday, Tuesday & Wednesday $21.99Twin one pound Maine lobsters with corn on the cobFriday & Saturday $27.99Twin one pound Maine lobsters with corn on the cob CUISINE REVIEWLooking for great pies and brews with a slice of fun? LowBrows the placeWhen the guys in charge are having fun, it shows. And its infectious (in a good way), spreading to the employees as well as the customers.Even before you walk in the door of LowBrow Pizza & Beer, its apparent: Reserve the right to refuse service to the unfriendly is printed neatly on the door.You step into a room that may make you think you are experiencing a flashback from some illicit substance you took once a long, long time ago. Brightly painted artwork covers the walls. Paint applied in dubious fashion is slapped upon some of the panels over some of the lights. It adorns the side of a counter graffiti style. It takes the shape of bear pawprints on the floor leading to the bathrooms large prints for the mens room, followed by more petite ones with dainty red painted claws leading to the womens facility. Even the bathrooms get their due, the womens room adorned with gigantic red flowers, the mens sporting an electronic dartboard. It is a testament to the hip and fun-loving trio who run the place, all of whom come from what Id consider highbrow gigs Chris Jones, formerly chef of Olde Collier Golf Club and Naples Sailing & Yacht Club; Michael Strickland, former chef of The Estuary at Grey Oaks; and Henrik Lagergren, a Swedish-born pilot who has flown for a family from the United Arab Emirates. While their place is something of a good-natured dig at the tony nature of the Naples dining scene, their approach to food and adult beverages is serious, impressive and elegantly simple. The menu is divided into two sections: Pizza and Not Pizza. Nothing is priced higher than $15.50 unless you go crazy adding toppings to your Rando Calrissian pizza (so named as a takeoff of Lando Calrissian of Star Wars fame and roughly translated to mean random). Its easy to do. Topping options include pickled red onion, garlic mushrooms, fermented chilies, pork belly, house made sausage, pulled barbecue pork, cheddar curds and garlic confit. But no green peppers. We dont have green peppers. They are an abomination, the menu states. I couldnt agree more. On the Not Pizza side, there are salads, a burger and even chicken parm. Pizzas have cheeky names like the Facemelter (pepperoni arribiatta, hot coppa, mozz ricotta, fermented chilies and hot honey) and Cheesus H. Crust (parm cream, fresh and aged mozz, caciocavello, ricotta and more parm plus some black pepper). Tables are somewhat bare bones, with silverware and napkins stashed in large tomato sauce cans atop piles of silver plates that will become your flatware once food is served. LowBrow offers about a dozen craft beers from the likes of local breweries such as Riptide, Fort Myers B rewing, Palm City, Scottys Bierworks, Bone Hook, Naples Beach and Momentum Brewhouse, as well as bottles from still more Florida breweries. There are also a variety of lesser beers described with a six-letter word we cant print here but available in case you desire a Pabst or Bud or Coors. There are a few wines and some non-alcoholic options, too. A pint of Scottys Bierworks Hefeweizen was on special for $5 and it came out cold and refreshing, just right for a steamy Sunday afternoon.From the Not Pizza options, we tried the What the Cluck? ($14) chicken wings from the fiery pit of hell and pizza bones ($8), fried and wood-fired pizza crust.These were not your typical wings. They were six whole wings, thoroughly seasoned then cooked in the 900-degree oven until the outside was perfectly crisp while the flesh was moist and had somehow soaked up much of the spices liberally sprinkled on the skin. Dont ask me what those seasonings were, but they were just spicy enough to leave my lips tingling. A generous side of celery sticks and blue cheese ranch dressing helped cut the burn.The bones were good, too. These were long cylindrical crusts fried then tossed into that super-hot oven so that they were pleasantly crisp outside, soft and yielding within. Theyd been doused with garlic butter and parmesan cheese and were served with a thick parmesan queso sauce and a house red sauce that was so good I was tempted to order some to drink.Pizzas come cut into four pizzas so you can fold the slice over and stuff it into your mouth, New York style. Or daintily cut it with a fork and knife if you so choose. Our Rando Calrissian ($13 plus toppings) was topped with broccoli raab, garlic shrooms, roasted red peppers, aged mozzarella and barbecue brisket. Like the pizza bones, the crust was exceptional, slightly charred and crunchy on the outside, tender within. The toppings were cut for easy bites and the brisket barbecued on premises was tender and delicious. Service is as good as the food and as quirky as the menu and atmosphere. Our server knew the menu and beers well. He was jovial, attentive and funny. There are lots of pizza joints in these parts, but I dont think Ive come across any that are as delicious or as delightfully offbeat as LowBrow. When I tell you these guys are cooking with fire, I really mean it. KAREN FELDMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe dining room of LowBrow Pizza & Beer is a carnival of color and texture.Pizza bones are crusts that are fried then cooked, topped with garlic butter and parmesan.A Rando Calrissian pizza can contain whatever toppings you desire. Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor LowBrow Pizza & Beer3148 U.S. 41 Naples; 529-6919 Ratings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: >> Hours: Noon-9 p.m. Sunday, 4-9 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and noon-11 p.m. Saturday >> Reservations: Not a chance >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Not pizza, $3-$14; pizza, $13-$15.50 >> Beverages: Beer and wine served. >> Seating: At the counter, banquettes, conventional tables >> Specialties of the house: Pizza and local brews >> Volume: Impressive >> Parking: Free lot >> Website:


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LUXE LIVINGFLORIDA WEEKLYTHE NAPLES LUXURY HOME REDEFINED AUGUST 2018 Designer Q&ARosalinda Pegnato prefers simple elegance 2 Design SocietyOut and about at design events 7, 14 Shopping TripPoolside accessories make a splash 6 S ho p Po olsi de ma ke BLAINE JOHNATHAN PHOTOGRAPHY / COURTESY PHOTO LIVING LIVING LARGE LARGE Naples Reserve model makes statement with bold colors and design details Page 10


2 LUXE LIVING AUGUST 2018 FLORIDA WEEKLY PublisherShelley Hobbsshobbs@floridaweekly.comEditorCindy Piercecpierce@floridaweekly.comLuxe Living WriterMichael Korb Graphic DesignerMeg RoloffCirculation SupervisorTara Rosheimtara.rosheim@floridaweekly.comAccount ExecutivesCori Higginschiggins@floridaweekly.comLexi Marklelexi.markle@floridaweekly.comNicole Ryannryan@floridaweekly.comAdam Schonberg aschonberg@floridaweekly.comSales and Marketing AssistantKatie Babkakbabka@floridaweekly.comPublished by Florida Media Group LLCNaples Florida Weekly 9051 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 202 Naples, Florida 34108 Phone 239.325.1960 Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2018 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.ROSALINDA PEGNATOWhen considering design skills, its easy to see why Rosalinda Pegnato of Rosalindas Interiors has such a strong following. She eschews clutter ed and overstylized design in favor of clean, elegant lines and highend finishes. Luxe Livings Michael Korb spoke with Ms. Pegnato about her craft and how she approaches spaces. Q: When did you first discover you wanted to be a designer? A: I worked for corporate America for 15 wonderful years. But while I enjoyed my job and great benefits, I realized it was not my real passion. I was fortunate enough to have the luxury of making the decision to make a total career change. I started off by going back to school and pursuing a bachelor of fine arts degree in interior design and architecture. of Rosalindas Interiors keeps things clean and elegantDESIGNER Q&ASEE Q&A, PAGE 4 BLAINE JONATHAN PHOTOGRAPHY / COURTESY PHOTO Right: This formal living room space relies on a quiet, subtle palette so the eye instinctively travels to the beautiful outdoors. The axial arrangement from foyer to living room to pool area is ideal. Rosalinda Pegnato F L O R I D A LEATHER G A L L E R Y BONITA SPRINGS | BRANDON | CLEARWATER | FT. MYERS | SARASOTA | TAMPA | FLORIDALEATHERGALLERY.COM V I S U A L I Z E yourself here. YOUR VISION, YOUR WAY. Florida Leather Gallery has 1000s of items in-stock & countless options to customize the look you have been dreaming of for your home.


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4 LUXE LIVING AUGUST 2018 FLORIDA WEEKLYQ&AFrom page 2Q: Where did you learn your craft? A: I lived in Chicago at the time of my career change. I enrolled in a four-year interior design program at Harrington Institute of Interior Design. Also, I had the privilege of participating in an architectural study-abroad program during my last semester. We studied the works of LeCorbusier, one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture. Q: Do you have a formula for how you create a space? A: No matter who the client is, I believe in the notion that a home speaks directly about the people who live in it. I make sure I listen intently and take my direction from my client. I find out all the requirements for the space and design around their needs. Its always all about the client, never about the designer. Q: What do you ask your clients to help you get inspired? A: First and foremost, I ask about the intentions for the space. How will the space be used? Who will be using the space? I ask about color and style preferences. Sometimes, clients cant put into words what they like, so I ask for pictures. Pictures they pull from magazines of rooms and details they like are a great tool for helping me identify their style. Also, extremely important, is to ask about budget and timeline. Q: Is there a trend happening now that youre excited about (or that you hope disappears ASAP)? A: I am really enjoying seeing interior design moving from very traditional Tuscan to transitional and modern. I especially enjoy using classic modern pieces, light color palettes, minimal pattern, large art thus making the design as pure and simple as possible. I truly believe that people generally feel better when they reside in spaces that are designed as clean, organized and minimal. Rosalindas Interiors 9027 Arrezo Court 708-275-9039Top: This outdoor space was designed around the clients desire to have a modern, casual, comfortable, warm and inviting space where they could entertain and relax. The furnishings have clean, simple lines and natural materials in a warm color palette. Above Left and Right: The kitchen cabinetry in this Marco Island condominium is by Scavolini and is very sleek and modern. Left: This master bath was gutted and redone with a focus on one main material: Calacatta Gold marble. The designer pulled colors for cabinetry and walls from the beautiful, rich marble for a simple, clean design. Below: This Marco Island condominium had not been touched in 35 years. A wall was removed to open the space. Furniture selections are simple yet comfortable, and the color palette incorporates the outdoors, beach and gulf.DESIGNER Q&ABLAINE JONATHAN PHOTOGRAPHY / COURTESY PHOTO TIM GIBBONS PHOTOGRAPHY / COURTESY PHOTO TIM GIBBONS PHOTOGRAPHY / COURTESY PHOTOS JOSE TORRES PHOTOGRAPHY / COURTESY PHOTO


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6 LUXE LIVING AUGUST 2018 FLORIDA WEEKLY SHOPPING TRIPPoolside punchSwimming pools are one of the great necessities of Southwest Florida summers. A quick dip during the sweltering heat is enough to keep most of us from packing our bags and heading to Minnesota. Make your moments in the sun even better by adding some punch to your poolside with stylish accouterments like these. Dottie toy sheep from Tonik, available at KB Patio 591-2000Escape coffee table book, available at Republic of Decor 529-3813Galla outdoor chair in white, available at Patina Collection 300-0092Wave hammock from Royal Botania, available at KB Patio 591-2000Agate acrylic tray, available at Republic of Decor 529-3813Turquoise acrylic ice bucket, available at Republic of Decor 529-3813Bamboo beach throw in white, available at Patina Collection 300-0092Ceramic Ashlar stool/accent table, available at KB Patio 591-2000Inda Copenhagen Artisan Series ceramic cordless outdoor lamp, available at KB Patio 591-2000 IMAGINE. DESIGN. BUILD.COMPLETE RENOVATIONS KITCHEN & BATH DESIGN EXTERIOR INTERIOR INTERIOR DESIGN CGC# 1507216 RENOVATIONS-PLUS.COM 239.593.620011983 TAMIAMI TRAIL N., SUITE #110, NAPLES, FL 34110OUTDOOR KITCHENS OUTDOOR LIVING ROOMS PERGOLAS | WOOD TRIM LANAI CEILING TOUNGE & GROOVE ADDITIONS CROWN MOLDING CUSTOM BUILT-IN CABINETRY PAINTING | FAUX FINISHING BACKSPLASH TILE DESIGN & INSTALLATION


FLORIDA WEEKLY AUGUST 2018 LUXE LIVING 7 DESIGN SOCIETYClive Daniel Home welcomes Barclay Butera and Lexington Home Brands1. Timothy Crane, Linda Curtis, Chad Elkins, Keve Butterfeld and Susan Gardner 2. Alyssa DeLora, Fern Schmidt, Renee Norris and Doug Ulrich 3. Jim Burke and Larry Norris 4. Keely Hill, KC Contarsy, Maggie Sullivan and Susan Salimbene 5. Sydney Leigh Warren, Luanza, Maitland and Angela DiFranceisco TIM GIBBONS / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 2 5 4 3 YOUR OWN LIFESTYLE Create ROYAL COVE PLAZA


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10 LUXE LIVING AUGUST 2018 FLORIDA WEEKLY COVER STORYBLAINE JOHNATHAN PHOTOGRAPHY / COURTESY PHOTOS BY MICHAEL KORBLuxe Living CorrespondentSophisticated. Refined. Strong. If someone were to say to me early in the design process that were going with a peacock colored tile in the kitchen, Id probably suggest a 12-step program and take away their Pantone membership card. But when you look at this Key Largo model by Florida Lifestyle Homes, it becomes perfectly clear why interior designers get to make decisions and I dont. The 3,045-square-foot home with three bedrooms, 3 baths, a threecar garage and stunning lake views is in the gated community of Parrot Cay at Naples Reserve. Award-winning designers Luanza Maitland and Sydney Leigh Warren of Norris Furniture & Interiors masterminded the interior. The builders wanted a casual/modern/fresh feeling, Ms. Maitland says. It has a waterfront view, so we wanted a driftwood-toned floor that would direct the eyes outside. And we wanted to have strong accents for some drama, because the great room/kitchen is a very large area that needs strength at various points to keep it from looking too big and white. The foyer exudes an inviting feeling, welcoming visitors with a horizontal tongue-and-groove accent painted in a warm dark gray and covered with multi-textural silver disks. Its a casual detail, but its very effective with these larger spaces, says Ms. Maitland. We repeated the tongue-and-groove detail in the great room, but gave it a vertical orientation. And we gave the kitchen a strong, colorful peacock tile backsplash. These three elements, along with an inspiration artwork piece in the dining room, make a sort of four-corner impact envelope. Pops of peacock blue on the foyer rug and in artwork and accessories show up throughout the rest of the house and it all works. With a contemporary coastal vibe, the main living areas feature 12-foot ceilings and flooring of a soft, bleached driftwood-toned wood plank porcelain tile from Daltile. This combined with white cabinets (pale taupe on the double islands), bright Cambria Torquay counterAbove: A tongue-and-groove panel in the foyer is set on a horizontal orientation, while one on a great room wall is placed vertically. Right: The kitchens simple footprint is defined by a coffered ceiling with suspended beams. LIVING LIVING LARGE LARGENaples Reserve model makes statement with bold colors and design details


FLORIDA WEEKLY AUGUST 2018 LUXE LIVING 11tops and stainless steel appliances, brings a clean, modern feel to the kitchen. A coffered ceiling with ambient lighting defines the space, while two large pendants add light over the larger of the two islands. And did we mention the peacock backsplash? Whoa. It looks great. Meanwhile, the dining area, which overlooks the pool and lake, can seat eight around a mahogany table in a wirebrushed driftwood finish. The chandelier delivers soft light through its multi-layers of translucent hexagon pieces. The focal point, of course, is the aforementioned inspiration artwork (see cover photo). It called for texture. And it called for vibrancy, Ms. Maitland says about the contemporary abstract piece. Peacock blue even struts its stuff in the pool bath tiles and in bold horizontal stripes on the walls of the powder bath. When you see that tile up close, its not a sleek tile, says Ms. Maitland. Its almost like a handmade clay tile with some texture. It has a more casual feel to it. In the great room, floor-to-ceiling windows allow for sweeping views of the pool and the lake beyond. Its like being on a cruise ship, Ms. Maitland says, adding, Its definitely a house thats set up for entertaining. In fact, one could argue that the kitchen and great room would command equal attention at party time. The master bedroom is a serene space dominated by a vaulted ceiling that is dramatic both in its dimension as well as its simplicity. Because of the bedrooms footprint, a soffit or tray ceiling wouldnt work, Ms. Maitland says. The tongue-and-groove treatment lends an interesting textural change that adds a lot of volume in the room, she adds. People have really warmed to tongue-and-groove, she says. Its a really pretty way to accent surfaces. The master bath is awash in a linear porcelain tile that not only surrounds the standalone tub but also climbs the walls and double shower. A herringbone tile is a contrasting element above the tub, while rain glass allows light to pass into the shower. The color palette here is kept soft and neutral. The outdoor living space rivals that of any high-end resort, complete with pool, spa, conversation and dining areas and a full kitchen. With space, style and more than a hint of peacock, its easy to appreciate every square inch of this home. Who wouldnt be proud to live here? Norris Furniture & Interiors 5015 Tamiami Trail N. 263-0580; Florida Lifestyle Homes 14311 Metropolis Ave., Ste 101 Fort Myers 454-9154; www.flhfl.comCOVER STORY Above: The master suite has a vaulted tongue-in-groove ceiling that adds an air of simplicity and volume to a serene and mostly neutral space with a view of the pool and lake. Below: A sun shelf makes lounging poolside by day a requisite and by night a visual spectacle. Above: Perfect for entertaining, the great room has a large sectional and two chairs atop a light sisal rug. The dining area to the right can seat eight. Floor-to-ceiling windows with a view of the pool and lake beyond create the feel of being on a cruise ship. Above: The master bathroom commands attention with rectangular linear tile that surrounds the bathtub and climbs the walls. On the cover: The dining room artwork inspired the peacock blue color palette of the entire home.


12 LUXE LIVING AUGUST 2018 FLORIDA WEEKLY SHOP TALK BY MICHAEL KORBFlorida Weeky CorrespondentOne-stop shopping is one of those phrases that get tossed around all too easily. But with the one-two punch of Interiors by Agostinos and Agostinos Fine Furniture, both at 11985 Tamiami Trail N. in North Naples, you can sit back, relax and let the professionals tackle everything from the smallest accessory to the perfect combination of exterior paint colors. Started in 1992 by Agostino Gus Sciacqua, the design center became a family affair when his son David and daughter-in-law Alison moved from their native Chicago to Naples in 2004. The couple owns Interiors by Agostinos, while Gus heads the furniture showroom. He (Gus) wanted me to come down and take over the interior design department, says David. Six months in we didnt want to go back. Of course, wed been coming to Naples our whole lives. My parents were married here and my grandparents were here, so we knew it was a wonderful place to live. Both the furniture store and the design center quickly became Naples fixtures. But while the units are obviously connected, they are independent entities. The designers for Interiors by Agostinos have access to myriad more options than what you might find in the furniture showroom. And yet, because of the family connection and proximity, the designers have the enviable option of showing clients numerous options when it comes to art or accessories (or even furnishings) from the store by bringing it right to their home and letting them live with items to ensure they love them and want to purchase them. We work with homes from the ground up, says David, referring to the interior design side of things. The best time to get an interior designer is in the very beginning, so that you can see your house as a whole. Agostinos packs a one-two punch with interior design and furnitureVANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYFind just the right thing for your home at Agostinos Fine Furniture. Open since 1992, the store stocks a wide array of items, from furniture and rugs to art and small accessories. Whether your style is traditional or transitional, Agostinos makes it easy to decorate to todays standards. SINCE 1975LIGHTING *See your PLC sales representative for more information. 1408 Railhead Boulevard, Naples, Florida 34110 O 239.260.1890 W Call us today to set up a complimentary estimate! CALL TODAY ABOUT A FREE A CCESSORY PACKAGE FOR YOUR NEW CLOSET


When youre starting and youre spending $3 million on a new house, you want to make sure you know your furniture layout so you know where to put your outlets, etc., so everything goes together, he adds. They also are happy to work with clients who only need a couple of pieces of furniture or renovation of just one or two rooms in their home. On the furniture side, Gus does the buying, traveling to Europe and throughout the U.S. and building a strong relationship with designers and manufacturers around the globe. Its always been a passion of his. He loves art and furniture, says David. In fact, when you walk into the store youll see a large selection of art from traditional to contemporary, as well as a full range of furniture and accessories that range from the latest coastal transitional styles to more traditional pieces. And on the interior design side, clients can choose from thousands of choices from a surprisingly large number of books for everything from fabrics, wallpapers, surfaces and fixtures for interior and outdoor living spaces. It really is a one-stop shop capable of handling all your design needs. Interiors by Agostinos Agostinos Fine Furniture 11985 Tamiami Trail N. 430-9108 FLORIDA WEEKLY AUGUST 2018 LUXE LIVING 13 Above left: Kara Hardt, senior interior designer; David Sciacqua, president; and Jackie Miller, design assistant, of Interiors By Agostinos. Left and above: Agostinos Fine Furniture has developed relationships with quality manufacturers from around the globe thanks to founder Agostino Gus Sciacquas passion for art and furniture. From couches and settees to mirrors, lamps and artwork, the showroom is a must-see for anyone in need of fine furniture and home accessories. Far left: Agostino Gus Sciacqua SHOP TALK


14 LUXE LIVING AUGUST 2018 FLORIDA WEEKLYDESIGN SOCIETYInventory by Thomas Riley Studio opens in the Naples Art District1. Jacob Schismenos and Angela Navarro 2. Joy, Eliza, Christopher and Maizy OGuin 3. Laurel Schmid and Linda Donnelly 4. Jason Christenson, Hannah Johnson, Carmelo Blandino and Amy Jensen 5. Donna Hanna, Chad Jensen and Heather Roy 6. Linda Malone and Jill Backman 7. Tracey Golden and Ran Adler 8. Wendy Chase and Dana Roes 9. Carrie Coldiron and Judy Meyniel n TIM GIBBONS / FLORIDA WEEKLY AND MARK POUCHER / COURTESY PHOTOS 1 2 5 4 3 6 7 8 9


Trends in outdoor furniture and the second installment of the Design Conversation series of programs are set for August at Miromar Design Center. Attendance is free. Outdoor Outlook takes place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9 Frederick Blaze, the owner of Blaze Interiors, presents the latest and musthave furnishings for lanais, patios and alfresco living spaces and will also discuss creating an outdoor look that suits individual styles and budgets. Design Conversations, Part 2: When is Clutter Too Much and Contemporary Too Little? is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14 At this session sponsored by MP Interiors, designers Diane Torrisi and Kevin Steffani will discuss the fine line between cl utter and austerity. The goal is to demystify the interior design process for everyday homeowners and help them gain confidence in making furniture and design selections, Deborah Hamilton, director of marketing and business development, says about the variety of programs offered at Miromar Design Center. Its like Pinterest comes to life, because you see great designs and can actually interact with the person who created that space. Also at the center, 12 designer-furnished outdoor living spaces in the main atrium showcase classic to contemporary styling and mix budget-minded pricing with luxury brands. Miromar Design Center has furniture, fabrics, flooring, lighting, art and accessories for every budget. Luxury brands include such names as Ralph Lauren Home, Poliform, Flexform, Poggenpohl, Minotti, Lacava, Visual Comfort Lighting, Henredon, Maitland-Smith, Hickory Chair, Drexel, Duralee and Jardin de Ville. Among Miromar Design Centers 45 home furnishings stores, Furniture Factory Direct features showrooms offering up to 70 percent off retail pricing with immediate delivery. Participating brands include ModShop, Zuo Modern and Island Club. Although admission to the August programs is free, reservations are recommended for both and can be made at www. At 10800 Corkscrew Road in Estero, the center is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Visit the website or call 390-5111 for more information. Frederick Blaze Diane Torrisi FLORIDA WEEKLY AUGUST 2018 LUXE LIVING 15Take advantage of free advice from Miromar Design Center at two August programs Kevin Steffani SWFL is well represented in 2018 Aurora AwardsSeveral area designers, builders and communities have been named Silver Aurora Honorees in the annual Aurora Awards competition sponsored by the Southeast Building Conference. More than 400 entries were received this year. Grand Aurora Honorees will be announced at the 2018 Aurora Awards gala on Friday, Aug. 17, at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando. Here are the local contenders: BSB Design: Corsica at Talis Park, best multi-family housing communityBUILD LLC: Talis Park, custom residenceCarrie Brigham Design: Polynesian Dream Home in Naples, interior detailing CID Design Group: Salt and Oak at Kalea Bay, Kalea Bay Clive Daniel Home: 1500 South; Cape Marco penthouse; Mizner penthouse renovation; and Farmhouse Chic custom home, interior detailing Collins & DuPont Design Group: Talis Park, private residence; Estuary at Grey Oaks, private residence; Talis Park, private resident bath design; Talis Park, private resident interior detailing; and Port Royal, private residence interior detailing Diamond Custom Homes: The Szczupak residence iStar: Naples Reserve, residential housing community of the year; and Naples Reserve, best recreation facility or amenity Kristen Williams, designer/developer: Crayton Cove Cottage, Poinciana Cottages London Bay Homes: Catalina, single-family home, Mediterra; the Watlington, kitchen; the Watlington, interior design; Gordon Drive, bath merchandising; Gordon Drive private residence, interior detailing; and Mediterra, residential housing community of the year The Lutgert Companies: Enclave, single-family home; and Le Ciel, singlefamily home Renee Gaddis Interiors: Tranquil Retreat and Ocean Blue, Naples; Serene Escape, Bonita Springs; and California Coastal kitchen, Naples Stock Development: Quail West clubhouse, best recreation facility or amenity W Design: Todays Traditional, kitchen; Todays Traditional, bath; and Todays Traditional, interior detailing Wegman Design Group: Moorings Park, clubhouse repositioning COURTESY PHOTOSCharlie Hansen and Rebekah-Errett-Pikosky of CDH are Award Award Honorees in the residential interior renovations category for their work on a Cape Marco penthouse. The hospitality team at Clive Daniel Home is an Aurora Award Honoree in the commercial division for its design of 1500 South, the restaurant at Naples Bay Resort. Sothebys International Realty and Sothebys International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each oce is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. The Venetian Village Oce 4300 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Suite 100 Naples, Florida 34103 DAVE & ANN RENNERTrusted. Proven. Respected.DAVE RENNER ANN RENNER Pelican Marsh Perfection 9053 Whimbrel Watch #201Lives like a single-family home 9.30.18.


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