Childwelfarestrained OPINION A4 PETS A18 HEALTHY LIVING A20 INVESTING A23 BUSINESS A24 REAL ESTATE B1 ARTS C1 COLLECTING C5 CALENDAR C6-7 PUZZLES C14 FILM REVIEW C17 CUISINE C22 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 SEPTEMBER 20-26 2018 BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@ oridaweekly.com BusinessLocal authors discover that self-publishing no longer carries a stigma. A24 Good causesCheck out all the ways you can give back in the coming weeks. C10 Arts & EntertainmentOne-woman show about pioneering sex therapist opens Florida Rep season. C1Naples Zoo tragedyOne-eyed Florida panther Uno unexpectedly passed away over the weekend. A17 Collier County already boasts the designation of the happiest and healthiest city in the country for third year running, according to annual Gallup rankings. Now, local tourism leaders and industry experts hope to capitalize on that title by drawing more visitors as part of what theyre calling wellness tourism. Wellness travelers dont want to sit at the pool and they dont want to struggle to find things they can eat, said Peggy Sealfon, a personal development coach, who helped to launch the initiative in 2017. After speaking on the topic at a luncheon for the Collier County Tourism and Lodging Alliance, she and Debi DeBenedetto, of the Convention and Visitors Bureau, started a task force hoping to gain traction among local political leaders. The culmination of a year of work is a breakfast that happened this week at the Edgewater Beach Hotel where Ms. Wellness tourism a burgeoning new industry in Collier, officials sayFSEE STRAINED, A8 LORIDAS CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM is strained with 6,700 more children than five years ago, an increase linked to higher rates of drug abuse historically a top reason why kids are removed from homes and the opioid epidemic. Caregivers and advocates say there is a lack of available foster homes as well as funding and support for preventative services to help struggling parents keep their children, and resources for friends and relatives who often take in children removed from their parents. The lack of services hurts kids in the states care by failing to provide them with the crucial stability and attention they need to flourish in a situation that is already traumatic. Community-Based Care Lead Agencies, which contract with the states Department of Children and Families to administer the child welfare system, say they need more foster families, and support for friends and relatives who help provide care, as well as for parents so that fewer lose their children to the stateBY THE NUMBERS: Percent of sex trafficking victims missing from social services in 2016. Percent of children removed from families related to substance abuse. Florida children in out-of-home care. BY KRISTINE GILLFlorida Weekly Correspondent SEE TOURISM, A21 SEALFON Vol. X, No. 48 FREE
A2 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20-26, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY COMMENTARYLove, Love, LoveSuddenly in a span of about 10 weeks, a true miracle has occurred in the world around us. World peace? No, not yet. The second coming of our Lord and Savior? Lets hope not. Were far from ready to be judged. An end to poverty? Sure, that must be it. NOT! Bipartisan harmony, good will, keen judgment and selfless sacrifice to Make America Great Again in Washington and Tallahassee? Maybe thats next year. It sure isnt this year. No, this is something even more remarkable than any of those cute little fantasies; this is Love! Every single politician in the state of Florida especially Republicans whose voting records indicate they didnt give a damn in the past has suddenly become a fierce, insistent environmentalist. Suddenly these men and women love the Everglades, love clean water, love clean air, love all the lovely flora and fauna that depend on it, and love all the lovely tourists who themselves love clean water, clean air, healthy flora and fauna and lovely beaches. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the season of L ove, Love, Love, and youre here to see it! The politicians show up on docks or piers, spouting dismay and love. They show up on beaches, in parks, maybe even in your dreams when the water gets really bad, spouting love. Take the two most prominent and most likely to put a stamp on the future if they get elected in November: the veteran politicians Ron DeSantis (five years in Washington, already) and Rick Scott (eight years in Tallahassee, already). DeSantis is the U.S. Representative now running on the Republican ticket for governor of the nations third-largest state. Earlier in the summer as the toxic algae blooms began to devastate Lake Okeechobee and both rivers east and west of it, with red tide spread out along the gulf coast for 150 miles, Rep. DeSantis was finally showing his love, or at least talking about it. Im going to stand with the fishermen and the boaters and the property owners that populate (regions east and west of Lake O.), he told Republicans, referring to the deleterious effects on their lives of toxic releases from the lake. If we want to win the governors race in 2018, weve got to be able to go to the citizens of the Treasure Coast weve got to be able to go to Southwest Florida (and) say, If you elect me as your governor, I will do something about these toxic discharges. Thats a first. For the last few years in Washington, Rep. DeSantis has voted against almost every bill aimed at protecting or cleaning the environment for fishermen or boaters or property owners. Including water bills from California to the Sunshine State. In 2017 alone, for example, he voted to give power companies an easier path to profit even when the health of rivers was threatened; he voted to take away the right of the federal government to help protect ocean environments, leaving it up to states, a tactic that has proved catastrophic in parts of Florida; he voted to stop analyzing the cost of carbon impacts in big projects; he voted to shrink the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency, which helps protect water in Florida and elsewhere; he voted to take away money and marching orders requiring the Department of Defense to analyze and prepare for the cost of climate change, which Pentagon analysts have long warned is a threat to our national security; and he voted to eliminate safeguards protecting the public from pesticides delivered into water, to name just a few. All thats a matter of public record, not me saying so. His concern for the environment is roughly as real as the concern a hungry coyote feels for rabbits. And what about Gov. Rick Scott, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in a neck-and-neck race against Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson? Gov. Scott, together with most Republicans in the state House and many in the Senate, just spent eight years deregulating businesses, agriculture and federal as well as state protections of water so Florida would be business friendly. He killed the Department of Community Affairs, once tasked with looking at every big development in the state and deciding what impact it would have on everything else around it water, for example before permitting projects. He fired environmental investigators and reduced the number of cases taking on polluters by 80 to 85 percent, from as many as 1,500 or so to about 250 in a year. And in 2012 he sealed the fate of a 2010 bill that required old septic tanks to be inspected for leaks every five years by signing a new bill that ended that policy. Unfortunately, along both the St. Lucie and the Caloosahatchee Rivers, old leaking septic tanks are widely understood to be part of the problem of cyanobacteria, fueling the massive blooms. When a Tampa Bay reporter asked him why hed signed off on the 2012 legislation deregulating septic tanks, he had a spokesman respond. Its absurd to say that a bill that the Legislature passed with an overwhelming, bipartisan majority to save homeowners money six years ago has somehow caused the algal bloom problem thats been plaguing the state for decades. No, nothing absurd about it. You stiffarmed water protections for eight years, governor, and now youre the one to blame for the trouble we have. roger WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com
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A4 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20-26, 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 Rosheimtara.email@example.com Circulation Field DriverTom HumphreyCirculationHugo Baron Maria Chavez Allan Clayton Michael Kramer Anthony Scrace Greg TretwoldAccount ExecutivesCori Higginschiggins@floridaweekly.comLexi Marklelexi.firstname.lastname@example.orgNicole Ryannryan@floridaweekly.comAdam Schonberg email@example.comSales and Marketing AssistantKatie BabkaOperations ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis firstname.lastname@example.org Jeffrey Cull email@example.com Jim Dickerson firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $34.95 in-county$53.95 in-state $60.95 out-of-state OPINIONAmerican slapstickThis is one of those good news, bad news situations. First, the good news: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has communicated his continuing trust in President Donald Trump to make good on their deal, whatever it is. POTUS reciprocated by going to Twitter to thank Kim for his unwavering faith. Now the bad news: Faith in Trump is wavering big-time in his own administration. If we cant trust Bob Woodward, who wrote in his new book that Trumps top aides go to huge lengths to block his craziest decisions, then perhaps we can believe Mr. or Ms. Anonymous, described by The New York Times only as a senior official in the Trump administration. With his or her identity shielded, this secret person presumably a higherup somewhere in Trumpland has described in a Times op-ed a scary state of chaos, constantly created by the man who is the chief executive, that his top aides try to alleviate by all manner of chicanery, or as the anonymous one put it, thwarting Mr. Trumps more misguided impulses until he is out of office. That cloak and dagger opus came right on the heels of excerpts from Woodwards book released by The Washington Post, where he works, that describes the freak show that is the Trump White House. Its called Fear, and the details certainly are fearsome. Needless to say, Trump, already crazed by the Woodward revelations and all the other stuff that subjects him daily to ridicule, went absolutely ballistic with the op-ed by someone who works for him. TREASON, he tweeted, and he was reported to be screaming at everybody in sight. Certainly, The New York Times had drawn blood. But the decision to publish an unsigned opinion was drawing condemnation not just from the president, but from many in journalism, the ones he dismisses as enemies of the people. In this case, they joined a large number of politicians wondering whether the Times had made a mistake in allowing the author of such an incendiary column to be concealed. In case youre wondering, I share those doubts. True, reporters frequently agree to go on deep background to gather information for their stories. Woodwards book is full of deep background material. But this is for news reports. In this case, the book is an extended report, based on facts. In the Times, this was a piece reflecting a point of view in a section of the paper that is supposed to be devoted to signed opinion. Although it is not unheard of to shroud a writers identity when his or her life would be in danger for sharing a vital perspective, it is exceedingly rare for obvious reasons. Plus, its awkward as all get-out. Every reporter, including those at the Times, immediately scrambled to out the nameless senior official. Among the clues, the use of the word lodestar, meaning a guiding light. Who commonly uses that word? Vice President Mike Pence, for one. Pence immediately denied he was the author. In fact, nearly every major domo in the administration did. Meanwhile, Kim in Pyongyang has some ideas on how to end all the Washington chaos. President Trump gives some indication hed love to hear them. Bob Franken is an Emmy Awardwinning reporter who covered Washington for more than 20 years with CNN.The blue-collar recoveryThe economic recovery is really beginning to reach into Trump country. The president is famous for his extravagant promises, involving, invariably, the biggest and the best. The landscape is littered with examples, although he never promised to create blue-collar jobs at the fastest clip since 1984, something he achieved in the first half of 2018. A labor market that has been rocky since the financial crisis, and hasnt truly delivered for many workers for decades, is robust enough to reach all corners of the economy, including Trump areas that have recently been doing better than other parts of the country. As the Brookings Institution observes, goods-producing industries have been surging while services industries have seen their seasonally adjusted employment growth slow since 2016. This is good news for smaller, more rural areas, which are now actually outpacing the growth rate in large urban areas. According to Jed Kolko of Indeed Hiring Lab, job growth accelerated between 2016 and 7 in counties that Trump won by at least 20 points. Several things are going on. As the labor market has tightened in June, there were 6.7 million job openings and 6.6 million unemployed Americans it has benefited workers down the income scale. The administration, for its part, has leaned into a pro-growth tax and deregulatory program meant to spur more investment and remove burdens on business. The goal has been to defeat fatalist predictions of a secular stagnation that supposedly meant that we could never realistically expect anything more than middling economic growth. At the moment, the warnings are less of stagnation than of an alleged labor shortage that, according to CNBC, is nearing epidemic proportions. This is exactly what we need. As Josh Barro of Business Insider points out, a tight labor market puts welcome upward pressure on wages and creates an incentive for workers to get more training and employers to provide it. This dynamic still needs time to take hold. Wage growth, at least by traditional measures, has been surprisingly sluggish given the low unemployment rate (the White House argues that wages are being mismeasured and underestimated). But in August, encouragingly, average hourly wages increased 2.9 percent from a year ago, the biggest increase since June 2009. As for training, a report from the National Association of Manufacturers says that two-thirds of manufacturers plan to increase worker training in the next year. This is so important because its only possible to achieve sustainable wage gains by increasing the productivity of workers. And so far, despite the boom, productivity increases have still been lagging. The encouraging news for blue-collar workers is welcome. But we should set our sights higher. Regaining what was lost in the aftermath of the financial crisis isnt enough. The national priority should be, as Oren Cass of the Manhattan Institute argues in his forthcoming book The Once and Future Worker, returning to a lost golden age of work, when labor force participation rates and wage growth were both reliably high. The implicit Trump pledge in the 2016 campaign was of jobs good and stable enough to make a decent living and raise a family. That should never be overpromising in America. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. rich LOWRYKing Features bob FRANKENKing Features
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With a risk of stating the obvious, the upcoming election is pivotal to our future wellbeing. Voters should be prepared to ask candidates tough questions regarding which policies will be embraced in a new state administration. It is not enough to allow candidates to simply state broad statements of, Im for protecting the environment or I support Everglades Restoration. We must go deeper to extract specific policy statements to which the public can hold a candidate accountable after the election, if we hope to see meaningful change in how the state of Florida manages our natural resources. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida believes the following should be asked of each candidate: 1. Will you support a statewide ban on fracking and other unconventional oil well stimulation treatments? These industrial processes use massive amounts of Floridas precious fresh water resources for a one time use, before the contaminated water is injected deep underground. Large scale seismic testing for future oil extraction, perhaps even fracking like operations, are already being conducted in the Big Cypress Preserve in Collier County. 2. What is your plan for improving state laws and expanding state involvement in local planning to better direct and more appropriately shape growth and development? In the past decade, state regulations and oversight for guiding and managing growth have been significantly reduced. Research clearly indicates that the rate of development and conversion of natural lands can negatively impact the flow and quality of downstream waters while also impacting native wildlife and increase pressure on coastal resources. 3. In light of significant public opposition, would you be willing to support abandoning Floridas efforts to assume the federal Clean Water Act 404 program? Florida is pursuing taking over federal wetlands permitting. Our region has seen the permitted destruction of extensive wetlands. 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A8 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20-26, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYWhen kids feel safe, secure, and theyve got a family surrounding, then they can start looking forward, said Charles Bender, CEO of Place of Hope, a faith-based nonprofit based in Palm Beach Gardens that oversees and provide support for traditional foster families as well as group residential programs. But if you cant provide that stuff, you can forget about it. But if you can, (children can) get on their feet pretty quickly, and thats what were seeing. Space for foster kids overseen by Place of Hope is at full capacity with about 350 children and youth in its care from north Broward County to Vero Beach, an increase of more than a third in five years, similar to the spike in kids in the state system. Since 2013, the total number of children who were removed from homes and placed in Floridas child welfare system rose by 39 percent, from 17,282 in July 2013, the latest data shows, to 24,067 kids in July this year. The total includes an increase of kids in licensed foster care homes from 5,494 to 7,210 and a rise of those in far more expensive group settings from 1,845 to 2,052. Those placed in a preferred home, with a relative or friend, grew from 9,221 to 13,577. In addition to increases in kids coming in to care month-over-month in the last few years, kids are also more often staying in care longer, the Department of Children and Family says. For kids entering an overburdened child welfare system, finding a sense of stability can be difficult or impossible at times. Mr. Bender said it is very common for kids taken in at Place of Hope homes to have bounced around, sometimes all over the state, to different living situations 0 to 15 times by the age of 10 or 12. That can happen, for instance, if they misbehave or a foster family decides they cant handle the child anymore for whatever reason. Those children may in turn be more at risk for any number of factors including mental health problems and poverty, or running away and falling prey to sex traffickers or pimps. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children estimates that 1 in 6 runaways in the U.S. in 2016 were likely sex trafficking victims and that 86 percent of those victims were likely in the care of social services when they went missing. NCMEC says that as of Sept. 5 there are 210 active cases of children missing from Floridas child welfare system, including five in Lee County and eight in Palm Beach County. It is NCMECs policy not to release the names of those children in the states care who went missing, said vice president Bob Lowery. We dont publish them that way only because we dont want to label them as a foster child necessarily, he said. For some children that would be a certain stigma. Tampa resident Portia Duncan, who aged out of the child welfare system last year when she turned 18, said she often fled abysmal group home conditions, including bullying and favoritism by shift workers in group homes, and turned to sex trafficking as a way to make income. Ms. Duncan is now a member of Florida Youth SHINE, a statewide group of current and former foster children who have become advocates for other kids in their communities. Ms. Duncan was placed in the states care in part because of her own anger issues and her moms struggle with addiction, she said. She described living at a group home at age 12 in which she was bullied by older girls, ran away, and was assaulted, she said. They werent going to chase me, she said. I didnt run, I didnt jump out a window, I walked out the front door and walked to this little boys house. Later, she bounced from group home to group home. Eventually another girl told her she could make money being in sex trafficking rings. People who are exploited for sex or work by force, fraud or coercion, or who are 17 years of age or younger, are victims of human trafficking. I was making thousands of dollars a day, so what 13-year-old isnt going to like that? she said. You feel as though you dont have anyone there to support you. She continued on and off until she was 17. Ms. Duncan found a way out as a member of Youth SHINE and, finally, with foster parents she grew close to. We had our ups and downs, but they treat me like Im their child, she said. Now she has an apartment and is enrolled in cosmetology school. The greatest area of need is in the form of new foster parents as well as preventative programs that more often keep kids at risk of removal with their parents or place them with relatives or friends, say Community-Based Care Lead Agencies that contract with the state to administer the child welfare system in Florida, along with subcontractors such as Place of Hope. That also frees up room in foster family households and reduces assignments for overburdened case workers. Finding the best living scenario for children at risk of or entering the welfare system is the focus of the 17 CBC lead agencies that administer the child welfare system in the Sunshine State, such as the nonprofit ChildNet in Palm Beach County. The best way to create stability for kids in the child welfare system is the availability of more foster families, said ChildNets CEO Larry Rein, because that makes it more likely that individual children who are being removed from a home are placed with a family that suits their needs. We always really desperately need more great (foster families), Mr. Rein said. His counterpart in Southwest Florida, Nadereh Salim, agrees. She adds that STRAINEDFrom page 1 When kids feel safe, secure, and theyve got a family surrounding, then they can start looking forward ... But if you cant pr ovide that stuff, you can forget about it. But if you can, (children can) get on their feet pretty quickly, and thats what were seeing. Charles Bender, CEO of Place of Hope, a faith-based nonprofitREIN SALIM BENDER
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20-26, 2018 NEWS A9a renewed effort to boost preventative care to more often keep children with families or place them with friends or relatives also frees up space with foster families. When we put kids in foster homes, we look at the needs of the children and the strength of the family and try to make a match, said Ms. Salim, CEO of the nonprofit Childrens Network of Southwest Florida, the lead agency for Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry and Glades counties. So in that respect, the more the merrier. Theres always a shortage of foster homes, especially those that can handle some of our challenging (kids) or large sibling groups or kids that have complex trauma needs. Since 2013, the five-county Southwest Florida region has seen a 41 percent increase in the total number of children in out-of-home care. There were 1,500 kids in the system in July compared to fewer than 900 five years ago. From 2008 through 2013, the monthly numbers of kids entering the Childrens Network region never rose above 100. In the last five years, counts rose above 100 at least 10 months, peaking with 148 in May 2017. The greater numbers of kids coming into the child welfare system reflects rising drug abuse rates, Mr. Rein said. I think in Palm Beach were seeing maybe a little bit belatedly impact related to substance abuse. I cant say with 100 percent certainty its opioids because the investigation does not denote the substance of choice thats involved when theres a removal. But we have seen a change in the makeup for reasons of removal where historically substance abuse has been the primary maltreatment in a removal at rates of 25 to 30 percent. In this last calendar year, weve seen that percentage climb to well over 40 and as high as 50 percent. Southwest Florida childrens advocates also suggest opioids is a leading factor behind the higher numbers of removals attributed to drug abuse. DCF says there is not conclusive data to confirm that because a parents or caregivers drug of choice is not specified in a removal investigation. For six years, Estero resident Laura Fagan has served as a Guardian ad Litem, a court-appointed advocate for children entering the child welfare system who gets to know each of their cases intimately. So yes, I have had myself at least four newborns who were exposed to opioids, Ms. Fagan said. Its not uncommon, and thats just the newborns. I know there are just a lot of kids suffering, well, families suffering because of the opioid crisis. When the baby is born if mom is tested positive for substances theyre going to test the baby. Ms. Salim sees drug abuse issues as a primary factor in kids entering the system. We see again that opioid use and substance abuse in general is an initial and recurring factor that brings families into our care, she said. And we are seeing a rise in kids removed due to parental substance abuse. Mr. Bender came to the same conclusion. We are definitely seeing a spike of kids coming in to care again, but I dont think its because somebodys overreacting or removing (them from home) too quickly, he said a criticism that has been made of DCF case managers in the past when rates of kids entering the system spiked. I think the reality is there are some really dangerous situations out there right now. The opioid epidemic is definitely one of those factors or reasons, probably a primary one. The states first choice if children must be removed from their primary caregiver or parents is to place them with close friends or relatives, Ms. Salim said. This is where the greatest numbers of children entering the welfare system go. Thats followed by licensed foster families, and finally residential group homes, where care is typically much more expensive because of paid staff members for three shifts. Lord knows we wish every placement was the first placement and the last placement, Mr. Rein said. Realistically, thats not going to happen. But I think we can do a better job of it if we can grow the inventory of foster parents and if we can better support those caregivers.Solutions through preventionThose efforts could be bolstered by the Family First Prevention Services Act signed by President Trump this year and going into effect next October, which allows states to spend federal child welfare dollars on preventative services, including in-home parenting skills programs and substance abuse and treatment services, the National Conference of State Legislatures says. The act will within the next year or several years dramatically change the way the feds fund foster care and child welfare, Mr. Rein said. Money currently spent on residential group care moving more towards foster families and relative caregivers and doing prevention work. Mr. Rein said Childrens Network of SWFL is a leader in the state when it comes to support for relative or closefriend caregivers, and for families to keep kids from being removed. Ms. Salim also believes the Family First Prevention Act could encourage the type of preventative and early intervention services that could reduce the burden on foster families over time. Childrens Networks has pushed to send most of those kids coming into the system in the last few years to live with friends and relatives, including a kinship search unit, people who attend every shelter hearing with the sole purpose of identifying relatives or close friends a child might live with. Then it has helped relatives keep them in another bid for stability. Sometimes thats a matter of providing help with basic safety items such as diapers, car seats, cribs or baby formula, or talking with Childrens Network staff about where to get other types of assistance. We have several grants that we can immediately make those necessary safety items available to relatives so theyre able to maintain the placement, Ms. Salim said. That helps reduce the burden on foster families and keep a larger and more diverse inventory of foster homes available. Childrens Network creates more stability in the system, too, by training caregivers to address childrens sometimes bad behavior breaking things, running away, or hurting animals, for example in the context of the trauma theyve experienced so theyre not immediately saying, we cant handle this kid come and get him. And Childrens Network partners with United Way to provide volunteer mentors for parents who have just gotten their child back after a removal. These programs are reducing the burden on foster families and making the child welfare system more stable for kids, Ms. Salim says. Typically, we would have seen a higher increase in foster care but because weve been able to serve the families safer at home weve been able to kind of flip that on its side, she said, in the last several years. No matter how bad the situation is at home the fact that you get removed from your parents, your home, and your siblings is another trauma, so if we can prevent that we are not perpetuating that trauma.Family tiesWhen children are reunited with their parents, there can be joy as well as anxiety. In order to keep more kids in a stable relationship at home, Childrens Network of SWFL and the United Way partnered to create a family mentoring program with advocates for mom and dad as soon as the state reunites them with their children. If parents agree, the volunteers will typically meet with them, as well as kids, once a week at least for the first six months after the children get home, sometimes as a parenting coach or just a thoughtful ear. For 23-year-old Fort Myers resident and single mom Tylaesia Jordon, her mentor, Lisa Blanton, has been a bright spot in a welfare system she has often found unreasonable. I love Ms. Lisa, shes very good, we talk about everything, said Ms. Jordon, who works at a call bank helping When we put kids in foster homes, we look at the needs of the children and the strength of the family and try to make a match ... So in that respect, the more the merrier. Nadereh Salim, CEO of the nonprofit Childrens Network of Southwest Florida, the lead agency for Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry and Glades co unties Children in Out-of-Home Care in FloridaOut-of-Home care are children who have been removed from their parents or primary caregiver and placed with friends or relatives, licensed foster care families, in group homes or in residential treatment centers. Florida >> 2018: 24,067 Approved relative or friend: 13,577 Group care: 2,052 Licensed foster care: 7,210 Residential treatment center or other: 1,228 Children available for adoption: 791 >> 2013: 17,282 Approved relative or friend: 9,221 Group care: 1,845 Licensed foster care: 5,494 Residential treatment center or other: 892 Lee County >> 2018: 845 >> 2013: 552 Collier County >> 2018: 242 >> 2013: 170 Charlotte County >> 2018: 323 >> 2013: 140 Palm Beach County >> 2018: 1,096 >> 2013: 940 SEE STRAINED, A10 COURTESY PHOTOChildrens Network of Southwest Florida is the lead agency for Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry and Glades counties.
A10 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20-26, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY We are passionate about bringing spaces to life.Boutique Showroom & Installation process insurance claims. She hopes to go back to school to be trained as a medical assistant. Her children ages 1, 4, 5 and 8 came back home to live with her in June. The older children had spent two years placed with their grandmother, taken by the state after she spent a day in jail on a domestic violence call. I felt like I gave up on them, thats how I felt, like I left them, she said. I still do kind of feel like that to this day because you dont know what they have to go through. Aint nobodys going to love them like Im going to love them. That was devastating for me and it still is to this day.As a single pregnant mom stringing together what income she could during the year after her children were placed with her mom, she said the state required her to pay $35 per week to attend a group session in which they were taught things like to not fight, walk away, she said. Dont say bad words. Stuff like that. Her mentor Ms. Blanton, 40, lives in Lehigh Acres and is a medical assistant and receptionist. I think these men and women benefit the most because they may not have a support group or system nearby or at all so sometimes the mentors are the only people that are their support system, she said. They have my number. They know they can always call me any time. And I feel that not only do they benefit from me, but I benefit from them. They teach me how things are, how rough it can be for them. Ms. Blanton started mentoring just a few days after Ms. Jordons kids returned. To be a young, single mom, Ms. Blanton said, I know its very stressful for her but she tries as best she can, shes very motivated. Estero resident Laura Fagan has served as a Childrens Network family mentor for several years as well as a Guardian ad Litem, a court appointed child advocate. Basically you end up spending more time with them (the parents) than say a case manager would, Ms. Fagan said. You develop an understanding of the situation. You become a resource. Maybe you help them brainstorm about different issues. Each family is unique in their needs, she found. It could be where can someone get more food, the food stamps arent stretching far enough. It could be diapers. There was a situation where it sounded like the child had behavioral issues, and I was able to find a contact person where that behavior could be assessed. Theres a lot of need and finding the right resources, you can kind of feel overwhelmed, especially some of these parents who have few resources. They struggle maintaining an income. They may or may not have transportation. Theres a lot working against some of these families. And another thing is to be a cheerleader, someone who observes mom and dad doing all the right things and helping them to see, you can do this. One mom, I felt like one hour a week it was a chance for her to talk about what was going on, it was like her one hour. Sometimes we would brainstorm things but sometimes it just came down to listening. In another case, a landlord was going to raise the rent $50 a month for one of her families, a significant expense. They talked through the pluses and negatives of moving. In the reunifications there may be great joy as well as anxiety. In one situation she recalls a baby and an only child for whose parents reunification was just like way better than any Christmas you can imagine. Its just so exciting. But maybe you have another situation where you have five or six kids, and they may not all come back at the same time. And then you deal with the interactions between siblings who may or may not have been living with each other. Theres bus schedules and afterschool care and homework to be done and chores to be done. Its a lot. Robin Rosenberg, an attorney and deputy director of the statewide advocacy group Florida Childrens First, believes the state should do more to work with parents to keep kids at home. So the state does not do a good job on that end, she said. Theres like this rescue mentality: Were going to save these poor children from their evil parents. And you read in the paper about horrible cases of abuse, but most of the children come into care because of neglect, substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence. And under all that is poverty. If the state and federal government incentivize helping families take care of their own, we would have less kids come into the child welfare system and the system could serve those who really need to be separated from their parents. STRAINEDFrom page 9Theres like this rescue mentality: Were going to save these poor children from their evil parents. And you read in the paper about horrible cases of abuse, but most of the children come into care because of neglect, substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence. And under all that is poverty. Robin Rosenberg, an attorney and deputy director of the statewide advocacy group Florida Childrens First. >> What: 5K Walk & Fun Run to Prevent Child Abuse >> When: Saturday, Oct. 20 >> Where: Pelican Preserve, 10561 Veneto Drive, Fort Myers >> Details: Registration starts at 7 a.m. Walk/ Fun Run Starts at 8 a.m. Sponsored by Childrens Network of Southwest Florida. For scheduling, call 226-1524 or email info@cnsw .org For more information on becoming a foster or adoptive parent, volunteering or donating: Southwest Florida: www.childnetsw .org Palm Beach County: www.visit childnet.us
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Void where p rohibited. Enterprise, Well Pick You Up and the e logo are registered trademarks of Enterprise Rent-A-Car. 2018 Enterprise Rent-A-Car. J00257 8/18Naples teen makes a statement at New York Fashion Week BY KRISTINE GILLFlorida Weekly CorrespondentShes just 15 years old, but local model Kaia Geissinger can already add New York Fashion Week to her resume. The Florida SouthWestern Collegiate High School student was chosen to walk in the September show this year among some of the most famous and recognizable models in the world. Shell also be among the lineup at Scene to be Seen: A Runway Art Show this fall; the Naples Art Association event is Nov. 1. The second annual event fuses the arts and fashion to create a unique runway experience. Kaia dished on what it was like behind the scenes at the biggest fashion event in the country, and she talked about how it will help her local modeling career. How did you get your start in modeling? When I was younger I took a course at Southwest FL Modeling and Talent. My parents wanted me to wait until high school before I really pursued more modeling, however. I think they thought Id forget about it. But when I turned 14 last year and started high school, we launched my public modeling Instagram and took the plunge. What do you like about the job? Ive always loved fashion, so modeling is just an extension of that. I love getting to play dress up and become a different personality with every outfit. I really look at it like creating art. How do you manage to balance school and your career at such a young age? So far it hasnt really impacted school for me. Occasionally there are rehearsals and shows that take up my evenings, making homework hard but I just work harder. How did you get the job for the Naples fashion event, Scene to be Seen? My mom told me about the show and I applied. I had been doing modeling for a few months at that point, but Scene To Be Seen was my first real runway. How did you land a spot in New York Fashion Week? I saw an open casting call and my mom submitted me. We had to send my measurements and photos. They selected me. What were you nervous about going into the event? I just didnt want to fall. That was my biggest fear. Walking in NYFW was something Ive been dreaming of for a long time. I just wanted it to live up to my expectations which it did. What does having a spot in New York Fashion Week mean for your career? I hope it will give me more visibility and help me network. I am still freelance which means I do not have an agency. Id love to have a development agency that helps me gain the experience and clientele to build a career. Can you tell us about what you were wearing and who you walked for? I walked for Alexandra Bujan a 12-year-old designer making her NY debut as well. Her designs were amazing and had a tribal feel. I wore a little white mini-dress that had to actually be sewn on. It was wild. What will you remember about the experience? Mostly the people that I met. My makeup artist was so funny and supportive (and talented)! The other models were so nice. Being part of the backstage of a big show was exactly like you would imagine chaos, amazing designs, an entire room of makeup artists, professional photographers, and lots of nervous energy. How do you think the experience prepared you for your upcoming show in Naples? It definitely gave me more confidence. I am ready for any show now. The benefit for this years Scene To Be Scene show is that the designer I met and walked for last year, Leeann Kroetsch, requested me again. I absolutely loved the dress she designed for me last year and I cant wait to see what she has in mind for this years show. What are you excited about for the upcoming Scene to be Seen event? Scene To Be Seen is unique because you are truly wearing art. The dress Leeann made for me last year was all hand molded and had no stitching. It was insane! The whole event has a really fun vibe where art meets fashion. It reminds me of something youd see in a larger city, so its super cool that its right here in Naples. You can see Kaia walk in the Nov. 1 event. For ticket information, visit www. NaplesArt.org or call 262-6517. You can find Kaia on her Instagram account @ official_kaiamarianne. TARA GEISSINGER / COURTESY PHOTOKaia Geissinger walking the runway at New York Fashion Week. EVOKE STUDIOS /COURTESY PHOTONaples resident Kaia Geissinger was selected to walk the runway at New York Fashion Week.
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One of the three bitten this past year made a full recovery thanks to the vaccine, which works much like the flu vaccine in humans. For about $40, the dog receives an injection. A month later, the dog receives a second injection. Dogs must be revaccinated each year. Thats a massive savings compared to the $700 to $7,000 a rattlesnake bite can cost to treat in dogs that have not received the vaccination. The one bit right in the chest survived with one dose of antivenom, said Dr. Randall, adding that a single dose starts at about $400. Dr. Erik Madison has worked at the Emergency Pet Hospital of Collier County since 1994. In that time, hes seen the number of snake bites fall drastically, thanks in great part, he believes, to development in the area. Since 2000, his pet hospital has seen a steady decrease in the number of bites to dogs from both rattlesnakes, and water moccasins. Water moccasins, while not as deadly, are much more common, Dr. Madison said. In the year 2000, the vet hospital saw one snake bite for every 125 patients it treated. Today, that number is one out of 500. In other words, the annual count for the year 2000 was 45 snakebites while it was just 10 in 2017. Most, Dr. Madison added, are from water moccasins. Dr. Madison said that while the vaccine might help the rare dog these days that encounters a deadly rattlesnake, it is important to note that the vaccine does not help against water moccasin bites. Considering that dogs must receive the vaccination regularly for it to be effective, he urges pet owners to use caution even when their dogs have been treated, as the vaccine is most effective during a narrow oneto two-month window. Its still a problem and very life threatening if your dog tangles with a diamond back rattler, he said. Denise Parker is a dog handler with SWFL K-9 Rescue, a local group that aids law enforcement in the search for missing people. While her dog and others in the group are constantly out in the elements, few have encountered snakes and none have been attacked. Knock on wood, Ms. Parker said, adding the group has been working in the area since 1994. Ms. Parker attributes their track record to safety precautions. The group keeps an emergency vet on stand-by during searches, and each team member is trained in canine first aid. Anti-snake clinics teach handlers how to avoid bites, and all dogs are flanked by additional search teams, which means predators are easily spotted. Safety is our priority, Ms. Parker said, adding that she might consider the vaccine if it were suggested by a veterinarian. So far, she said, the steps already in place have kept the groups dogs safe. While the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission does not track rattlesnake bites to pets, it does keep stats on the number of calls placed to its Wildlife Assistance Program. In Collier County, no bites have been reported the past five years. Statewide, that number was 27. Of those 27 bites, 17 animals died. Carol Lyn Parrish, public information officer for the agencys South Region, said snakes are known to inhabit every corner of the county. Florida has a rich diversity of snakes, she said. Our 44 species of snakes are found in every conceivable habitat, from coastal mangroves and saltmarshes to freshwater wetlands and dry uplands, and many species thrive in residential areas. To avoid encountering one while with your pet, remove brush lumber and tall grass from around your homes. Snakes are often seen near their food source, so removing debris will eliminate rodent habitats. Similarly, birdseed should be swept from feeders to avoid drawing rats and mice. Ms. Parrish said if a snake bites your pet, take it in for treatment immediately.
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Her mission, called Projectelvenstar, is specifically to help humans transform themselves into High Elves ears are optional but can become a byproduct of becoming extrasensory and hearing better over time.Easy marksThree men in Westborough, Mass., are out $306,000 after falling victim to a scam, MassLive.com reported on Aug. 29. Joseph Boakye, 31, of Worcester is one of two suspects wanted by Westborough police for allegedly selling 15 kilograms of counterfeit gold dust. In July, the victims met Boakye and his accomplice at an Extended Stay America hotel and tested the gold dust for authenticity. Apparently satisfied, they paid $26,000 in cash and transferred $280,000 into a Bank of America account, after which they received a locked Sentry safe that supposedly held the gold dust. Boakye told them they would get the combination to the safe after the transfer cleared. But two days later, when they were unable to open the safe, the victims called a locksmith. Inside shocking was counterfeit gold.Least-competent criminals Thieves in Roanoke County, Virginia, hit the same shoe store twice in July and August, according to the Roanoke Times, stealing shirts, hoodies, jackets and right shoes. Thirteen shoes meant for a right foot were taken from Clean Soles, where store operator Rob Wickham said he typically displays right shoes and keeps the mates behind the counter. Theyre not much good unless you have two right feet, said Wickham. A 17-year-old suspect has been charged with the July break-in. A homeowner in Toluca Lake, Calif., looked at video from his surveillance camera late on Aug. 29 and saw a person on the property, but it wasnt until the next day, when he looked around for any damage, that a man was discovered stuck between a wall and a garage. KCAL TV reported that it took firefighters more than an hour to free the unnamed man, a suspect wanted in connection with a burglary the night before. Los Angeles police arrested him for trespassing as he was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.Overreactions Bryan Tucker of Sandston, Va., was FED UP TO HERE! with kids littering his lawn as they waited at the Henrico County school bus stop adjacent to his property. So on Sept. 4, he installed a battery-powered electric fence. They dont respect other peoples land, Tucker told WTVR TV. I pick up trash every day. Officials informed him later that day that the fence was placed on county property, not his own, so Tucker took it down. But he still thinks the point was made: The message has gotten across, Tucker said. Parents are posting and talking about it. Monica Walley of Holden Heights wrote a negative online review Aug. 20 about the Daybreak Diner in Orlando, accusing the restaurant of refusing service to her disabled mother. The negative review didnt sit well with the diner owners son, Michael Johnson, or his housemates, Jesse Martin and Norman Auvil, reported WFTV. That evening, as the three sat drinking beer, Martin looked up Walleys address, then they drove to her home, where Auvil, 42, shot three rounds into the house. I actually could feel the air from the bullet as it passed by me, said Ken Walley, Monicas father. I didnt think anybody was crazy enough to do something like this over something so small, Monica Walley said. Auvil was arrested Aug. 30 and charged with shooting into a dwelling, according to the Orange County Sheriffs Office.OopsAn Orlando home will need more than roof repairs after a crane parked outside tipped over on Sept. 4, splitting the house in half so cleanly daylight could be seen through it. United Press International reported the roof was under construction when the machinery fell over, likely because the ground underneath it was wet, said Ivan Fogarty, corporate safety director for crane operator Beyel Brothers Crane & Rigging. No one was inside the home at the time, and no one on the roofing crew was injured, but the house has been declared unlivable.Fooled yaUniversity of Houston student Jehv M. looked at a blank wall in his local McDonalds and saw opportunity. Hoping to boost Asian representation in the burger chains advertising, Jehv created a poster featuring himself and a friend touting McDonalds french fries. They bought used McDonalds uniforms at a thrift store as disguises, then boldly hung the poster in a Pearland, Texas, location as customers ordered and ate around them. United Press International reported that 51 days later, the poster still hung on the wall unnoticed, as shown in a photo on Jehvs Twitter feed. As of Sept. 4, it was not clear whether management at McDonalds knew of the posters origins. NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY THE EDITORS AT ANDREWS MCMEELDistributed by Universal Press Syndicate
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The classic Jaguar E-Type has often been awarded the most beautiful car in the world, and now it will be eligible for the most economic car in the world, too. JLR is offering full EV conversions for the Series I and Series II vehicles that were built between 1961 and 1971. Jaguar has not yet released the final performance figures for the E-lectric E-Type, but with the instant torque EVs produce, JLR assures this will be quicker than the original cars. The technology will largely come from the I-Pace. There is less space to retrofit the battery pack, so it will be less than half the size of the modern Jag. Still, the company expects to get an EV range of about 170 miles. Electrifying this classic shouldnt be a complete surprise to Jaguar fans. It showed off the E-Type Zero concept last year, and it was even driven by Britains Prince Harry during his wedding in May. What is extraordinary is the level of commitment Jaguar has put into the project. E-Type owners can arrange to have their cars electrified at the companys official Classic Works restoration facility in Coventry, England. Because these are classic cars with older build dates, the modifications will be likely roadlegal in most countries, including the U.S. (think of it in the same way hotrodders modify their cars, but with a much greener goal). Those who dont already own a classic Jaguar can have the company locate one for them. If sending a vehicle to England seems like a daunting task, Jaguar also recently announced a new Classic Works restoration site in Savannah, Ga., opening within a year. JLR has not shared the price for the EV conversion. It means that this process is likely expensive, and no two conversions are going to be alike. After all, most E-Types are over a half-century old, and each one will likely need other individualized restoration work. Even after knowing the price for the conversion, it doesnt take into account the value/cost of the donor car. Jaguar produced over 57,000 Series I and Series II E-types. Of those, about 17,300 are the extra-desirable convertibles. It has created an interesting place in the market where a roadster is not difficult to locate, but even the cheapest complete examples will be above $50K. Furthermore, an iconic Series I with the sleekest lines and covered headlights cost well into six-figures. Because the E-Type is such a valuable car, the EV retrofit will be fully reversible, and Jaguar Classic Works will even offer preservation options for the gaspowered drivetrain. None of the less expensive Series III convertibles are currently eligible for the EV conversion, but there are some options for those who want to go green on a tighter budget. Prime examples of the Series I and Series II coupe and 2+2 start at about $30K. Since this package is designed to replace the 4.2-liter inlinesix motor, other classic Jaguars can also be retrofitted with the electric motor. 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Their work on kidney atrophy and disease in Persians and exotics is important and gives me hope that there will be a cure someday for polycystic kidney disease, says Dee Dee Drake, executive director of Calaveras Humane Society in California. Discoveries by Winn-funded researchers now allow cat breeders to test for PKD and breed away from it in their lines. Testing also allows the disease to be identified earlier in a cats life. The disease cant be halted, but early identification means cats can be treated for loss of kidney function at an earlier stage of disease. And because Persians have been used in breeding programs for other breeds, such as exotics the Persians shorthaired cousin those breeds benefit as well. Cat breeder Lorraine Shelton cites evidence-based research showing that earlyage spay and neuter surgery is safe in cats. While there is evidence in dogs that earlyage spay and neuter poses health risks, studies in cats have not uncovered negative side effects. But for many cat owners, the word most associated with Winn is taurine. In 1987, the organization took a chance on veterinary cardiologist Paul Pions hypothesis that a deficiency of taurine in cat foods was linked to the high incidence of dilated cardiomyopathy and funded his research on an emergency basis. He was correct, and now cat foods are formulated to meet the feline need for taurine. Today, most veterinarians dont see cats with dilated cardiomyopathy except in unusual situations, says Vicki Thayer, DVM, Winns executive director. Pain relief and the effects of stress on cats are also important to feline health and welfare. At Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Elena Contreras, DVM, and Michael Lappin, DVM, are studying whether concentrations of cortisol one of the stress hormones in fur and nails can provide veterinarians with a simple, accurate way to measure and diagnose chronic stress in cats. And at North Carolina State University, Santosh Mishra, Ph.D., and Duncan Lascelles, Ph.D., MRCVS, are using a grant from Winn to study degenerative joint disease-associated pain and hypersensitivity in cats. Much of Dr. Lascelles research focuses on ways veterinarians can recognize and manage pain in cats. These types of studies are critical to veterinarians who want to reduce the stress cats experience in the exam room as well as provide better pain relief for cats with osteoarthritis, which is a more common problem than people realize, says Marty Becker, DVM, founder of the Fear Free organization, which has the goal of reducing fear, anxiety and stress associated with pet health care. Starting this month, Winn begins a focus on raising money for research into chronic kidney disease, a common problem in aging cats. A lot of people have shown that they are concerned about chronic kidney disease in cats, so we want to do a matching fund to see if we can support more kidney-disease research, Dr. Thayer says. Pets of the Week>> Asia is a 1.5-year-old female torbie domestic shorthair. She is a sweet, laid-back home-body. She is a lap cat who likes to be brushed and petted. >> Cori is a 3-month-old male gray tabby and white domestic medium hair. He is adorable with his good looks and great personality. He loves to play, be cuddled, and petted. >> Rosabella is a 5-year-old black and tan female dog. She is friendly, calm, quiet and weighs about 63 pounds. She lost some of her pigment and has a cute pink nose. She knows the basics and is good on her leash >> M&M and Boss Man are bonded brothers. Theyre 1-year-old males and weigh 26 pounds. They would like to be adopted together. They are friendly, affectionate, and love human attention. This weeks pets are from Collier County Domestic Animal Services. Adoption fees for cats range from $20 to $60 and dogs from $30 to $80. Fees include sterilization surgery, vaccinations, pet license, ID microchip and a bag of food. Visit DAS at 7610 Davis Blvd. from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Adoptable dogs and cats from DAS are also at For Footed Friends in Marquesa Plaza on Livingston Road from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the rst Saturday of every month. For information, call 252-7387 or www.colliergov.net/pets. Cats are the No. 1 pet throughout the world, so feline health research is important to many people.
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HEALTHY LIVINGMore patients survive sudden cardiac arrest with pre-hospital emergency breathing tube NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTHA new study shows a change in the type of breathing tube paramedics use to resuscitate patients with sudden cardiac arrest can significantly improve the odds of survival and save thousands of lives. More than 90 percent of Americans who experience sudden cardiac arrest die before, or soon after, reaching a hospital. During resuscitation, opening the airway and having proper access to it is a key factor for the survival of someone who goes into cardiac arrest outside of a hospital, said Dr. George Sopko, coauthor of the study. Dr. Sopko is program director in the Division of Cardiovascular Sciences at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. But one of the burning questions in pre-hospital emergency care has been, Which is the best airway device? he added. Funded by the NHLBI, which is part of the National Institutes of Health, this study is the largest of its kind to test oxygen delivery methods used by firefighters, EMS providers and paramedics. It is the first to show that a particular airway intervention can positively affect patient survival rates. The findings were published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association. This study demonstrated that just by managing the airway well in the early stage of resuscitation, we could save more than 10,000 lives every year, Dr. Sopko said.EMS providers treat the majority of the 400,000 outof-hospital cardiac arrests each year. For more than three decades, their standardof-care technique for resuscitation has been endotracheal intubation the insertion of a plastic tube into the trachea to maintain an open airway. They use this technique in hopes that mirroring the care given by in-hospital physicians will produce better patient o utcomes.While identical to techniques used by doctors in the hospital, intubation in these severe and stressful pre-hospital settings is very difficult and fraught with errors, said Dr. Henry Wang, professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Wang is the studys lead author.Today, however, new devices such as laryngeal tubes offer simpler alternatives to opening and accessing an airway. These tubes are easier to use, and the trial shows that cardiac arrest patients treated with this alternative had a higher survival rate.Usually caused by a heart attack, sudden cardiac arrest occurs when the heart suddenly or unexpectedly stops beating, cutting off blood flow to the brain and other vital organs. The vast majority of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur at home, and only about 10 percent of people survive, according to the American Heart Association. Called the Pragmatic Airway Resuscitation Trial, the study compared survival rates among 3,000 adults with cardiac arrest who were treated by paramedic crews from 27 EMS agencies, in Birmingham, Ala.; DallasFort Worth; Milwaukee; Pittsburgh; and Portland, Ore. Approximately half of the patients received the newer laryngeal tube treatment, while the other half received traditional endotracheal intubation. Overall, patients in the laryngeal tube group had significantly bett er outc omes. For instance, 18.3 percent of patients survived three days in the hospital and 10.8 percent survived to reach hospital discharge. For the group with traditional endotracheal intubation, the survival numbers were 15.4 and 8.1 percent, respectively. Also, the proportion of patients surviving with good brain function was higher in the laryngeal tube group. For more information, go to www. nhlbi.nih.gov or www.nih.gov. A20 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20-26, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY with Surgeon-Controlled, Patient-Specic Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted SurgeryPRECISE ACCURATE MINIMALLY INVASIVE PARTIAL KNEE REPLACEMENTRobert J. Zehr, M.D. CEO Medical Director Southwest Floridas premier outpatient surgery facility, designed specically for joint replacement239.592.4955 SeasideSurgeryCenter.com1879 Veterans Park Drive, Suite 1101 Naples, Florida 34109 Here to helpObjective measures for quality exist in all walks of life, including health care. The National Quality Clearinghouse now lists more than 2,500 performance measures, according to a recent New England Journal of Medicine Perspective. The largest payer by far for health care in our nation is the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Along with payment for health care services for veterans, Native Americans and the Childrens Health Insurance Program, our federal government pays for about two-thirds of all care. In spite of the facetious remark, Im from the government and Im here to help you, CMS has successfully encouraged patients to seek and caregivers to provide quality care utilizing transparent, objective, defined metrics. CMSs most recent health care system/hospitals star ratings are based on seven major measures (mortality, safety, readmission, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care, and imaging) and 57 sub-categories. Fair, transparent, timely and important measures easily understandable for patients, caregivers and payers as well as all interested in value (defined as quality divided by cost) are necessary for our nation to improve. Scheduled every six months January and July CMS updates the scores for about 4,000 of the 5,000 hospitals in the country. Behavioral health, rehabilitation and pediatric hospitals are not included. These objective, understandable measurements, although not currently perfect, do provide helpful information and are now available at www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/search.html. Using this tool has a dual benefit: assisting patients in choosing health care options and accelerating performance improvement because all can share best practices to improve their delivery. Better performance also equates to fewer complications, decreased waste, and lower costs. All of these attributes contribute to a healthier America and the ability to transfer resources previously regarded as waste in health care to other worthwhile endeavors such as education, infrastructure, safety, and environmental protection. NCH received a 3-star rating three years ago when the rating system started and became 4-star in 2017. This January we were recognized as the first and only 5-star system in Southwest Florida and one of five in Florida; we were reaffirmed as 5-star in July. As you can imagine, this confirmation is not only reassuring but also encouraging. We are sharing our report card both internally and externally because we feel obliged to those we serve to be transparent with both our successes and our opportunities for improvement. Recognizing that we have opportunities to continuously improve with objectively defined goals for patient experience, documentation of pre-existing conditions, avoidance of urinary tract infections, and other clinical parameters to maintain our fifth star is motivating for all concerned. Importantly, all of Southwest Florida has improved since CMS has publicized quality metrics. The overall goal for all in the noble profession of health care is to help everyone live a longer, happier and healthier life. allenWEISSallen.email@example.com ROB CAHILL / UTHEALTHUTHealths Henry Wang, M.D., displays an emergency breathing tube that could save thousands of lives.
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Comprehensive Exam (D0150) Oral Cancer Screening Full Mouth Digital X-rays (D0210) TOURISMFrom page 1Sealfon and others touted the ways in which Collier can capture a piece of this multi-billion dollar industry. Wellness travelers spend, on average, 130 percent of what the average tourist spends on a getaway, Ms. Sealfon said. Naples is uniquely poised for this, Ms. Sealfon said. With dozens of Blue Zone-approved restaurants, miles of walkable shoreline, the Gordon River Greenway, and outdoor activities such as biking, hiking and kayaking, the environment here in Naples just lends itself to an active lifestyle. We already have the infrastructure, Ms. Sealfon said. That infrastructure, coupled with the offerings of local hotels and spas for a relaxing weekend away, is likely to draw first-time visitors and encourage regulars to stay a while longer. The target market is almost exactly what were seeking now, said CVB Executive Director Jack Wert. Its the 35 to 54 age group, and its definitely a family and couples business that skews a little female, because women are often making holiday travel decisions. But its not just a niche market that likes golf, Mr. Wert added. Its almost mainstream. Mr. Wert said western U.S. cities have picked up on the trend in recent years, drawing active individuals to areas that experience warm weather year round. Trends that hit California first are often slower to reach Florida, he said. In 2017, 1.8 million visitors came to Collier County and stayed in paid housing like a hotel or registered AirBnb rental. Mr. Wert thinks wellness tourism would encourage those individuals to add a fourth night to their stay as they took advantage of new activities. The side benefit is our local population, Ms. Sealfon said. This is a winwin for everyone. Marco Perry is the managing director of the LaPlaya Beach & Gulf Resort. He said his hotel got a jump-start on wellness tourism over the past three years, as they began adding exercise classes, new spa packages and even a new bike rental station for visitors. We started the hashtag #LaPlayaLiving, Mr. Perry said. Our wellness program is a state of mind. I hope to change the mentality even of our employees when it comes to making healthy choices daily. Mr. Perry said that while Naples has always drawn tourists, those visitors dont yet think of the area as a wellness destination. But already he sees the task force working to change that. And hes done his part with organized beach walks, yoga classes and the Blue Zone approval of their food offerings. For more on the initiative, visit www. paradisecoast.com/wellness. WERT HEALTHY SHORTSTickets are now available for the fourth Annual von Arx Family Foundation Southwest Florida Diabetes & Wellness Conference The regions leading conference on diabetes education, wellness, prevention and research is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at Florida SouthWestern State College Collier Campus, 7505 Grand Lely Dr. Presented by Germain BMW of Naples, the conference will provide an entire day of educational and professional speakers, research, vendors, demonstrations and support. Medical professionals who attend can qualify to earn CME continuing education credits. All proceeds support children with diabetes through the Help A Diabetic Child Foundation. For more information, visit www.SWFLDiabetes.com. The Hope Shines Luncheon announced that Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk will serve as honorary chair. The event, benefitting NAMI of Collier County, aims to raise critical funding to provide free mental health support services an programs to 16,000 people in Collier County. My guiding principle in life has been a commitment to community, safety and service. Working with our community partners including NAMI of Collier County, were able to help people in crisis get the mental health and support they need, said Sheriff Rambosk. The event will take place on Friday, Dec. 7, at Grey Oaks Country Club. Email events@ NAMICollier.org for information on how to register. COURTESY PHOTOSheriff Kevin Rambosk
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But, as hard as it is to vote for a new tax, in this case its harder to live with the consequences of a no vote.For me, its easier to say yes to what the proposed seven-year tax would address. My yes is a no way vote against: Putting the entire burden on property taxpayers rather than requiring visitors, tourists and the 20,000 out-of-county commuters with jobs here to pay approximately 30 percent of the costs; Postponing long-planned and desperately needed new bridges, roads and improved intersections to alleviate eastwest rush-hour gridlock and dangerously long response times for emergency responders; Delaying the long-awaited Big Corkscrew Island Regional Park in northeastern Collier County; Depriving the countys three cities of roughly $70 million over the next seven years for their backlog of infrastructure projects forcing city property owners to pay higher property taxes or do without needed capital improvements; Incarcerating the mentally ill and substance abusers in the county jail for lack of an adequate treatment facility; Refusing to take sensible, multifaceted steps to encourage construction of affordable housing for teachers, nurses, young professionals, law enforcement officers and for needy seniors and disabled citizens; Turning down a new training center when employers are leaving the county or creating good jobs elsewhere because they cant hire enough skilled workers here; and Playing expedient politics with the communitys future by stymieing initiatives to diversify our local economy and create high-paying jobs. Something has to give. We cant vote against the sales tax and still expect the $490 million in improvements unless we are prepared to pay increased property taxes, or delete or postpone capital projects on the sales tax list, all of which are labeled needs not wants by county staff. If the sales tax fails, county commissioners say they will sell bonds to raise the same amount of money the sales tax would have brought in. The debt would be paid off using property taxes, as would an estimated $100 million to $200 million in interest. Worst case: If the sales tax loses, commissioners will say the voters have spoken and be leery of addressing some community needs for years to come. This is the poison the well phenomenon. Specifically, politics being what they are, without the temporary sales tax, I would guess that at the end of the day the sheriff wont get the money he seeks for a treatment facility for mentally ill and substance abusing inmates. There will be no funding for a county land trust to provide a land incentive to developers willing to build affordable housing. Nor will the county build a third training center to train our youth and adults for 21st century job opportunities. It is my belief that a no vote on the sales tax could very well be a yes vote for traffic gridlock, unsafe police and fire response times, jailing the mentally ill, no funding for affordable housing, no direct contribution from visitors and tourists and other non-residents for infrastructure. Last year, the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce after years of study, consultants and collaboration with political, business, nonprofit and community leaders countywide asked county commissioners to consider a sales tax referendum. Why? Economic diversity. Affordable housing and critical skills training. The two most important needs to create good jobs here. Crucial hurricanehardening projects. Reduced pressure on property taxes. Of the states 67 counties, 61 already have a local-option sales tax. To make sure taxpayers get what the sales tax promises, Chamber leaders included caveats with their sales tax recommendation: 1) A pre-vote independent audit to test whether the money $420 million for the county really is needed, the proposed projects make sense and the price is right. 2) A seven-year sunset clause stipulating the tax must end on Dec. 31, 2025, or sooner if the $490 million is collected before that date. 3) A citizen oversight board to make sure the money goes where specified in the ballot language. 4) A county website (www.Collier OneCentTax.com) detailing specifics of the plan before the vote. 5) All projects listed must be needs and not wants. 6) The plan must address three critical community issues workforce housing, technical training and mental health. Commissioners added a fourth $30 million for a proposed VA Nursing Home. The commissions majority supported these requests. Several commissioners pointed out that the Great Recession forced them to cut the county budget from $1.3 billion in fiscal 2008 to $865 million by 2011; many county jobs were eliminated. This years budget is $1.16 billion, still well short of 2008. Recently a county needs assessment conducted by the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation in conjunction with the Community Foundation of Collier County confirmed all of the needs addressed by the sales tax. Yes, some say a no vote on the so-called penny tax is easy, but that would be selfdefeating, and foolish. Vote YES to say no to additional property taxes or debt. Alan M. Horton, 75, the retired head of The E. W. Scripps Companys Newspaper Division, is a former prize-winning investigative reporter, Washington correspondent, editor and publisher. During his tenure as editor of the Naples Daily News from 1987 through 1991, the paper was named one of the top ten small newspapers in the country. He resides in Naples.
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BUSINESS NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY A24 | WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20-26, 2018WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM BY GLENN MILLERFlorida Weekly Correspondent ROM THE BALCONY OF THE SOUTH Fort Myers condo he shares with Sally, his wife of 62 years, Glee Duff can see a great deal. Off to the northwest the top of the Barbara B. Mann Hall pokes into the sky and, virtually at his feet, Lakes Park spreads out west to Summerlin Road. Mr. Duff, 85, could see something else just as clearly when he tried finding a publisher for his Cold War spy novel, The Lethal Defector. I did 108 queries, Mr. Duff said. Got some encouragement from some of them but bottom line all rejects. Various rea-Local authors discover self-publishing no longer carries the stigma it once did I did 108 queries ... Got some encouragement from some of them but bottom line all rejects. Various reasons. They seemed to like the book for the most part. Glee Duff, self-published authorSEE PUBLISH, A26 VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYGlee DuffFDoing it yourself BUSINESS MEETINGS The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Gulf Coast Chapter meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Naples Hilton, 5111 Tamiami Trail N. Guest speaker Teresa M. Araque, associate vice president of marketing and public information officer for Hodges University, will discuss The Thin Line Between Marketing and Public Relations. Araque will address how public relations and marketing continue to blur; how shifting roles impact what PR professionals do for their businesses, organizations and clients; and how these changes impact how others perceive the PR profession. The cost is $30 for PRSA members, $38 for others ($25 for students). Reservations required by September 21 at www. gulfcoastprsa.org. Hodges University and SCORE Naples have partnered to offer a sequel to last years Collier 2020 panel discussion. Hodges will host the event from 8:15 to 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 21. Titled Collier 2021, The secrets of growing a small business in Collier County, the event will offer a speaker panel where each will share their story, including keys to success and overcoming challenges in launching and growing their businesses. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce will moderate a panel discussion followed by a Q&A session with audience members. To register, call SCORE Naples at 430-0081 and ask for Pam Russell. SCORE Naples hosts a social media series for business owners workshop from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 23 and Nov. 6 at the Naples Accelerator, 3510 Kraft Road. Attendees will learn about the importance of email marketing. $30. Sign up by calling SCORE Naples at 430-0081. The Leadership Collier Foundation and Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce present the Naples SEE BUSINESS MEETINGS, A26
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A26 BUSINESS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20-26, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYsons. They seemed to like the book for the most part. Like countless authors over countless years, Mr. Duff received rejection after rejection after rejection. A publisher saying he or she likes a book is one thing but agreeing to publish The Lethal Defector was something else entirely. In baseball terms, Mr. Duff was 0-for-108. But he didnt give up. He didnt slink back to the dugout in his condo and bemoan all those rejections from all those publishers. Mr. Duff knew he could do something else. He published it himself. Its a route many writers now take and where once a stigma may have been attached to the self-published label that has faded, according to Fort Myers author and retired Lee County librarian Bill Hoffman. I believe the prevailing view toward self-publishing has changed considerably over the years, as has mine, said Mr. Hoffman, who writes novels under the name Henry Hoffman. At one time it was almost considered a fallback or last-chance option looked upon in literary circles as evidence of an inferior product. However, with the coming of the digital age and subsequent advances in the technology of the industry, the process has opened up to a much greater degree. It is now considered a viable option, especially in the independence it provides to the writer, from the writing, to the editing, to the marketing.No defectsMr. Duffs career in public relations helped prepare him for not only writing The Lethal Defector but also publishing it and then marketing the spy novel. Ive written literally thousands of commercials and newspaper ads and so forth and so on, said Mr. Duff, who added that he gra duated from Philadelphias Temple University in 1958 with a degree in communications. Mr. Duff even wrote a news release about the book. The books protagonist, Randy Young, is an Army disc jockey for the Armed Forces Network in what was then West Germany. When Mr. Duff was a young man he was also a disc jockey for the armed Forces Network in what was then West Germany before the fall of the Berlin Wall and Germanys reunification. Mr. Duff put a droll headline on his news release: Former Army disc jockey living in Fort Myers denies affair with KGB spy. The Florida poster boy for self-publishing may be Sanibel author Charlie Sobczak. The prolific Mr. Sobczak has published 12 titles that includes fiction and nonfiction and sold more than 100,000 books. Like Mr. Hoffman, he knows the world of publishing has changed over the decades. Is there still a stigma attached to self-published books? I guess the answer for us is no, said Mr. Sobczak. Many of his books have gone through numerous printings because initial print runs sold out. Gone are the days when authors published works through what were derisively referred to as vanity presses. Thats what they used to call it, Mr. Sobczak said. Times have changed. I think self-published books are more acceptable, Mr. Sobczak said. He has advice for self-published writers. A lot of the writers dont take time for editors, Mr. Sobczak. By editing, he means two different types of editors content editors and copy editors. A content editor will read novels to make sure stories hold together and there are smooth transitions between chapters and characters are developed. Copy editors scour books for grammatical mistakes. Content editors can sometimes be merciless, according to Mr. Sobczak. But they can transform novels from something perhaps lacking cohesion into something much smoother and comprehensible. Mr. Sobczak recalled his reaction to an edit on one of his early books. I got it back and wanted to cry, Mr. Sobczak said. I ate my pride and rewrote the thing. As Ernest Hemingway famously said long ago, The only kind of writing is rewriting. Thats a concept Mr. Sobczak understands. It can be difficult for many writers or would-be writers to grasp. You got to leave your ego behind, Mr. Sobczak said. He then made another point about the editing process. Its not about you, Mr. Sobczak said. Its about the work itself. He added that the copyediting should come after the content editing. Mr. Sobczak cant emphasize enough the importance of getting qualified editors. Youre an idiot if you think you wont make mistakes, Mr. Sobczak said. Mr. Duffs book went through its own revisions over time. I started this book many years ago, Mr. Duff said. I cant even tell you how many years ago and about the beginning of last year I decided to pull it out and look at it again and I thought, well, maybe its got some potential. So I rewrote the whole thing. The Lethal Defector is 452 pages but could be a bit shorter because of a decision Mr. Duff made about publishing. The book is published in 10-point type instead of the standard nine point and thus it lengthens the book a bit. He did that because he figures its audience is likely an older audience, many of whom have vision problems.No fame, no fortuneFor many if not most self-published authors, its not about money or fame. Something else drives them. Something inside you, Mr. Sobczak said. Mr. Duff knows that. I would love to sell a bunch of books, Mr. Duff said. He knows that is highly unlikely. Mr. Duff is not in it for the money. This is something I wanted to do for a long time, Mr. Duff said. I figured out how to do and found the time to do it. What if a fledgling writer dreams of penning the next great American novel or becoming a best-selling author? It depends on the fledgling writers motivations, Mr. Hoffman said. If its fame, fortune, or simply the goal of getting your book read by the greatest number of readers, I would recommend shooting for one of the large traditional publishers who have the publicity machines working in their favor. But cracking the door of one of the large traditional publishers is a long shot. Port Charlotte author Leah Griffith tried going a traditional route with her novel, Cosettes T ribe. Although I never contacted a publisher directly, I did query about 100 agents, Ms. Griffith said. I paid top dollar for a professional to assist me with that process. Of the 100 agents that I queried, only one requested to read my completed manuscript. That one agent later emailed me asking that I not send my manuscript as her husband had fallen ill and she wouldnt be taking on any new projects. Ms. Griffith did not give up. She had spent a year writing C osette s Tribe. After exhausting the list of suitable agents, and having no success, I decided I needed to try something different, Ms. Griffith said. She created her own publishing company Nonpareil Press. Her novel has been widely praised. Of the 54 reviews on Amazon, 89 percent gave it a 5-star rating out of five. Another 7 percent gave it four stars. Praise for C osette s Tribe is also effusive on Goodreads.com. All this would not have been possible if Ms. Griffith had not set up her own publishing company. The benefits of becoming my own publishing company is that I am able to deal directly with other companies such as Ingram, who prints and drop ships my books to Amazon, and all other stores, Ms. Griffith said. Its been fabulous. Her advice to would-be authors echoes that of Mr. Sobczak. Make sure your work is in order before submitting to agents or publishers, Ms. Griffith said. Hire an editor. There are countless details self-published authors must take care of, such as securing copyrights. Mr. Duff paid for the copyright to The Lethal Defector. The books publisher is listed as Columbus Publishing Lab. The publisher is a hybrid publisher, Mr. Duff said. What that means is that they do not accept all books. They want me to participate financially, and they expect to make money with it as well. I dont expect to make any money. Columbus Publishing is based in Zanesville, Ohio, and on its website describes itself as providing professional publishing services for self-publishers and small presses. In the modern age of selfpublishing, not every book is on the shelves of most bookstores or libraries. Thats the case with Mr. Duffs book. This book is available anywhere you go, Mr. Duff said. Its online. That means it can be ordered through Amazon and Barnes & Noble, Mr. Duff said. Times have changed since the Cold War, which is when Mr. Duffs novel is set. Ms. Griffith may not have been able to publish Cosettes Tribe back then. Try not to get discouraged, Ms. Griffith said. After all, just a few years back, there was basically only one path to publication. The power to publish is now in your hands. PUBLISHFrom page 24 From page 24SOBCZAK Childrens Business Fair on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Gulf Coast High School. 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Extraordinary views & privacy. 6000+SF, 5+Den. 40 Dock + 50 Boat Slip. Soaring dramatic 20+ ceilings. Gated golf course community & marina $4,795,000 PARK SHORE SOUTHPOINTE ON NAPLES BAYExpansive Coastal & Gulf Views. Direct Gulf Views All Rooms. 3/3 Re-Mastered & Renovated. Over 1,700SF Private Terraces. True Walkouts to beach $3,995,000 Transcendent waterfront home with over 1 acre of manicured grounds and over 220 of water frontage. 5+Den / 5.5 Bath, incredibly private $10,900,000PORT ROYAL Completion Spring 2019. Top of the Line CBS Construction. 4+Den and 5 Full Baths. 3-Car Garage. 5,000SF Luxury Residence. Close to Everything in Olde Naples. $5,295,000OLDE NAPLES N Db Nt Rn Cfr Atn -b W Fr B Rr SW Frn f@.r / .. / ttt..r 2015, 2013, & 2011 #1 REALTOR COMPANYWIDE E Nbt Rb Et Snft r Bt Sbbt r On Yt PELICAN MARSHFantastic Design & Quiet Location. Furnished 3+Den / 3 Bath. Spacious + Private Elevator. 2-Car Garage $629,000 REGATTA AT VANDERBILTGorgeous long Water views. 3/2 fully furnished, amenities, garage parking, gated, walk to beach $779,000 GREY OAKS ESTATESSouthern Exposure. Golf Course & Lake Views. Elegant 4+Den Residence. High Ceilings & Expansive Lanai. 3-Car Garage $2,895,000 TURNKEY FURNISHED NEW TO MARKET THE MOORINGSIdeal southern exposure. stunning details throughout. quiet interior. Moorings location. 4+Den/5 bath $2,995,000 UNDER CONTRACTOversized Lot 190 Depth. Wide Water & Western Exposure. Charming Residence. Deep Water Direct Gulf Access. Maximum Building Envelope. Beach & 3rd Street South $4,950,000 AQUALANE SHORES NEWCONSTRUCTION PRICE REDUCTION
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20-26, 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 DanteDiSabato.raveis.com LISTED AT $8,500,000 333 GULF SHORE BLVD SOUTH The Dunes Unit 1605 LISTED AT $1,625,000 1807 Snook Drive LISTED AT $2,995,000August report shows continued strength in Naples NAPLES AREA BOARD OF REALTORSClosed sales of properties during August increased 5 percent to 719 homes from 685 homes in August 2017, according to the August 2018 Market Report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS, which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). Inventory during August also rose by two percent and was driven by a surge of 218 more properties added to the market in the two lowest price categories reported compared to August 2017. Im really encouraged by activity in the lower end of the market during August, said Mike Hughes, vice president for Downing-Frye Realty Inc. Mr. Hughes, along with several broker analysts reviewing the August market report, thinks well continue to see an uptick in inventory through the end of the year. Historically, August is where we begin to see an increase in inventory as sellers get ready for our busy winter season. Mr. Hughes went on to point out SEE NABOR, B15
1672 Galleon Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $18,500,000 1752 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #4 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $5,495,000 1920 Tarpon Road Sherry Irvin 239.825.2786 $3,800,000 4501 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #601 Angela R. Allen 239.825.8494 $3,450,000 509 Tierra Mar Lane West Jane Darling 239.290.3112 $1,095,000 PORT ROYAL COQUINA SANDS ROYAL HARBOR PARK SHORE PELICAN BAY1081 Galleon Drive Walter Patrick 239.325.9111 $12,950,000 615 Harbour Drive Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $3,750,000 912 9th Avenue South Melinda Gunther 239.297.2155 $3,600,000 325 Neapolitan Way Jutta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 239.659.5113 $3,100,000 8121 Via Vecchia Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.216.1973$5,750,000 PORT ROYAL THE MOORINGS OLD NAPLES PARK SHORE BAY COLONY3231 Green Dolphin Lane Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 $12,500,000 1601 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #31 Cindy Thompson 239.860.6513 $2,500,000 1314 Marlin Drive Don Winkler 239.961.2166 $2,450,000 4053 Crayton Road #4053 Debbi/Marty McDermott 239.564.4231 $1,249,000 8960 Bay Colony Drive #1001 Joe Garabed 239.571.5700 $2,399,500 PORT ROYAL COQUINA SANDS ROYAL HARBOR PARK SHORE BAY COLONY958 Spyglass Lane Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $9,995,000 1275 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #202 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $1,695,000 2375 Tarpon Road Don Winkler 239.961.2166 $2,395,000 7425 Pelican Bay Boulevard #1806 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $2,695,000 1920 Timarron Way Terri Moellers 239.213.7344 $615,000 PORT ROYAL COQUINA SANDS ROYAL HARBOR PELICAN BAY PELICAN MARSH1551 Ixora Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $5,980,000 1140 7th Street South Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 $4,695,000 3920 Crayton Road Claudia Vitulich 216.470.5500 $3,925,000 6075 Pelican Bay Boulevard PH B Cynthia Rosa 239.287.6015 $1,825,000 9062 Whimbrel Watch Lane #101 Patrick OConnor 239.293.9411 $485,000 COQUINA SANDS OLD NAPLES PARK SHORE PELICAN BAY PELICAN MARSH THE EXTRAORDINARY FEATURED LISTINGS PremierSothebysRealty.com MARCO ISLAND1070 Caxambas Drive Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $1,685,000MARCO ISLAND488 Pepperwood Court Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 $2,650,000MARCO ISLAND300 South Collier Boulevard #1003 ML Meade 239.293.4851 $769,0001 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
730 Pan Am Avenue Gentry Wesner 239.595.7951 $619,000 4751 Stratford Court #2403 Joanne MacLeod 239.272.7679 $485,900 9759 Bentgrass Bend Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 $5,450,000 11030 Gulf Shore Drive #201 Jon Peter Vollmer 239.250.9414 $724,900 2088 Rivoli Court Jutta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 239.659.5113 $1,595,000 1020 Swallow Avenue #302 Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 $515,000 9050 Shenendoah Circle Sean Meehan 239.404.0109 $949,000 8410 Southbridge Drive #4 John DAmelio 239.961.5996 $249,000 GULF HARBOR KENSINGTON ESTATES AT BAY COLONY VANDERBILT BEACH GREY OAKS MARCO ISLAND LELY RESORT THE VINES3380 Sandpiper Way Dave/Ann Renner 239.784.5552 $555,000 8576 Alessandria Court Joanne MacLeod 239.272.7679 $474,900 1187 10th Avenue North Melinda Gunther 239.297.2155 $2,049,000 450 Launch Circle #204 Frank Pezzuti 239.216.2445 $719,000 2428 Terra Verde Lane #2428 Krista Fraga 239.877.6745 $869,000 961 Swallow Avenue #203 Jacki Strategos 239.370.1222 $430,000 9076 Rialto Street #62-5 Michael Husted 239.825.0857 $445,000 27780 Riverwalk Way Mark Leone 239.784.5686 $2,495,000 BRIDGEWATER BAY VERONA WALK LAKE PARK VANDERBILT BEACH GREY OAKS MARCO ISLAND LELY RESORT BONITA BAY8139 Las Palmas Way Frank Pezzuti 239.216.2445 $519,000 801 River Point Drive #101A Sherry Irvin 239.825.2786 $359,999 1050 Borghese Lane #2105 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $1,075,000 849 Caxambas Drive Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 $865,000 9145 Mercato Way Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 $2,086,000 9364 Vadala Bend Court Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $819,600 7115 Falcons Glen Boulevard Michael Husted 239.825.0857 $389,900 16596 Captiva Drive Stephanie Bissett 239.292.3707 $7,490,000 MONTEREY BEAUMER HAMMOCK BAY MARCO ISLAND MERCATO FIDDLERS CREEK LELY RESORT CAPTIVA9176 Quartz Lane Monica Rawn 239.272.3468 $518,900 1837 Plumbago Lane Daniel Guenther 239.357.8121 $4,595,000 561 20th Avenue NW Kathryn Tout 239.250.3583 $895,000 320 Seaview Court #2-912 Helga Wetzold 239.821.6905 $729,000 685 93rd Avenue North Roxanne Jeske 239.450.5210 $819,990 9292 Menaggio Court #201 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 $629,000 21293 Braxeld Loop Jerey Williams 239.220.2565 $409,900 142 Useppa Island Unit B Michelle Lauzier 239.213.7474 $595,000 THE QUARRY GREY OAKS GOLDEN GATE ESTATES MARCO ISLAND NAPLES PARK FIDDLERS CREEK STONEYBROOK USEPPA ISLAND10867 Fieldfair Drive Rebecca Sinatra 239.227.8556 $355,000 2630 Bulrush Lane Daniel Guenther 239.357.8121 $3,495,000 8475 Palacio Terrace West Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $549,000 801 Inlet Drive Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $685,000 9214 Gypsum Way Gregory Sofranko 239.877.1966 $794,900 9062 Cascada Way #101 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 $359,900 9149 Estero River Circle Jacquie Lewisy 239.227.3070 $369,000 142 Useppa Island Unit A Michelle Lauzier 239.213.7474 $525,000 LONGSHORE LAKES GREY OAKS HACIENDA LAKES MARCO ISLAND THE QUARRY FIDDLERS CREEK ESTATES AT ESTERO RIVER USEPPA ISLAND PremierSothebysRealty.comMORE THAN 22,000 ASSOCIATES | 960 OFFICES WORLDWIDE 72 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 PremierSothebysRealty.com
B6 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20-26, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYKalea Bays second tower hits the $138 million sales markClub 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. Currently, three construction cranes are onsite as work continues on the lower floors. As the footprint for Tower 200 begins to take shape, sales in the high-rise building have remained extremely strong. We originally launched our sales effort for our second tower in July 2017, sated Inga Lodge, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Kalea Bay. Since then, we have sold 65 of the towers 120 residences. That represents a total sales volume of $138 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 KaleaBay.com. Above: Kalea Bays second tower is 22 stories and features 120 luxury residences. Right: The rooftop amenities include a negative-edge pool, open-air fitness center and a sky lounge. Below Left: All master bedrooms offer views of the Gulf of Mexico. Below Right: The custom kitchens feature Wolf and SubZero appliances and an oversized island. Bottom: Kalea Bay residences have very open floor plans.ADVERTORIAL
A Grande OPEN HOUSE For information on this new community, please call 239-919-1620 or visit our Sales Gallery Monday Friday: 8:30 am 5:00 pm, Saturday: 10:00 am 2:00 pm 7330 Premier Drive, Naples, Flor ida 34105 I MooringsParkGL.orgMoorings Park is a nationally accredited, non-prot, Medicare-certied community and one of the only Life Plan communities with A or A+ ratings by Fitch and S&P. All dimensions are approximate. Actual gross square footage may vary. All images are conceptual renderings and developer reserves the right to make modications, including amenities, without prior notice. #88033Learn about this new collection of Life Plan (CCRC) residences by Moorings Park and London Bay Homes during our open house. Simply the Best healthcare Assisted Living, Memory Care & Physician Services included 70% refundable entrance fees Luxurious lakefront residences Boardwalk & yoga pavilion Clubhouse with resort-style pool & spa Pricing from $1.4 million Please join us for an Open House Thursday, September 27th10:00 am 2:00 pm Moorings Park Grande Lake Sales Gallery 7330 Premier Drive, Naples, FL Refreshments will be servedNaples Grande Membership* included for Phase 1 residents*See your sales associate for Naples Grande Membership details. Naples GrandeMembership*included for Phase 1 residents
RoyalShellRealEstate.co m 239.21 3 Florida Locations: Bonita Springs/Ester o Naples/Marco Island, O North Carolina Locations: Ca s and Sapphire Vall e 1201 GALLEON DR., NAPLES http://royalshell.me/galleondrive Extraordinary 5 BR, 6 BA Estate, Over 9,700 S.F. $13,875,000 MLS 217020067 Call for Details! 239.213.9100 OPEN 9/23 1:00PM 4:00PM PORT ROYAL941 EMBASSY CT., MARCO ISLAND Pristine Water Views, 60' Expansive Boat Dock 3 Floors, 2 Master Suites, Elevator, Endless Beauty $4,900,000 MLS 218036357 Sylvie Hall, Westerfield Group 239.300.3828 MARCO ISLAND1281 STONE CT., MARCO ISLAND Direct Gulf Access Panoramic Sweeping Views of Basin to Gulf $3,450,000 MLS 218030254 Kevin O'Leary 603.616.6010 OPEN 9/22 1:00PM 5:00PM MARCO ISLAND $3,100,000 MLS 217054229 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 $2,699,000 MLS 216080316 Peninsula Sales Team 239.777.7209 $2,560,000 MLS 218014385 Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 4931 BONITA BAY BLVD. #901, BONITA Visit Azure901.com for Details 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Car Garage $2,550,000 MLS 218032864 Gary & Jeff Jaarda 239.293.1507 BONITA BAY AZURE4851 BONITA BAY BLVD. #804, BONITA Visit Tavira804.com for Details 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths + Den, 2 Car Garage $2,495,000 MLS 218002029 Gary & Jeff Jaarda 239.293.1507 OPEN 9/23 2:00PM 4:00PM BONITA BAY TAVIRA9938 MONTIANO DR., NAPLES Furnished Burano Home w/Upgrades Immediate Occupancy $2,399,000 MLS 216077530 Peninsula Sales Team 239.777.7209 OPEN DAILY 10:00AM 5:00PM PENINSULA AT TREVISO BAY $1,945,000 MLS 218026670 Peninsula Sales Team 239.777.7209 $1,650,000 MLS 217064146 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 $1,239,000 MLS 218050396 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 4329 SANCTUARY WAY, BONITA Lovely Courtyard Home w/Lanai Granite & Custom Cabinets in MBR & Kitchen $949,000 MLS 218028065 Linda Ramsey 239.405.3054 BONITA BAY4951 BONITA BAY BLVD. #1804, BONITA Open Floor Plan w/Over 2,100 S.F. 2 Spacious Suites, 2 Separate Terraces $850,000 Call for Details! Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 BONITA BAY ESPERIA SOUTH19447 LA SERENA DR., ESTERO 5 Bedroom, 6 Bath Estate Home New Pool & Spa w/Travertine Deck $799,000 MLS 218056062 Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 OPEN 9/23 1:00PM 4:00PM BELLE LAGO $659,900 MLS 218052656 Elizabeth Lodge, The Fortune Group 239.682.5615 $510,000 MLS 218027697 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 $500,000 MLS 218007317 Carol Jones 239.250.4310 9084 WINDSWEPT DR., ESTERO Hawthorne, Bardmoor Model, 3 BR, 3 BA + Den Golf & Lake View, Large Great Room, 2 Car GA $734,000 MLS 218027638 Greg Lewis, The Lewis Team 239.287.1158 OPEN 9/23 1:00PM 4:00PM SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS $729,000 MLS 218040132 Deb Adams-Bateman 239.273.4824 232 CHESHIRE WAY, NAPLES Located on the Golf Course Adjacent Lot also Available $495,000 MLS 218044891 Roger Stening 239.770.4707 AUDUBON COUNTRY CLUB26881 WEDGEWOOD DR #203, BONITA Bright & Open 3 BR, 2 BA, 2,000+ S.F. Magnificent Lake Views w/Southern Exposure $479,000 Call for Details! Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 BONITA BAY WEDGEWOOD676 96TH AVE. N., NAPLES Located Between the Beach & Mercato New Tile in Living Room, Bedrooms & Kitchen $459,999 MLS 218046575 Mark Semeraro 239.370.2455 OPEN 9/22 1:00PM 4:00PM NAPLES PARK $409,900 MLS 218015799 Deborah Viglas 239.215.2035 $399,000 MLS 218044783 Dodona & Ornela, The Roboci Team 239.776.8123 $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 $419,000 MLS 218038280 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 9520 CYPRESS HAMMOCK CIR. #102, ESTERO 1st Floor Former Model, 3 BR, 3 BA, 2 Car Garage Enclosed A/C Lanai, SS Appliances, Breakfast Bar $379,900 MLS 218034778 Greg Lewis, The Lewis Team 239.287.1158 SHADOW WOOD CYPRESS HAMMOCK23159 AMGCI WAY #3109, ESTERO 2 Master Suites & Guest Bath Largest Floor Plan in The Residences $379,000 MLS 218044001 Jim Westerfield, Westerfield Group 239.287.6617 COCONUT POINT THE RESIDENCES4520 RIVERWATCH DR. #101, BONITA 1st Floor End Unit, Lake View 2 BR, 2 BA + Den, 1 Car Garage $375,000 MLS 218019387 Cathy Lieberman & Cindy Reiff 239.272.1196 BONITA BAY HARBOR LANDING $335,000 MLS 218036349 Tina Tusack 239.634.3810 $329,000 MLS 218022912 The Bordner Team 239.989.8829 $319,000 MLS 218054343 Jim Westerfield, Westerfield Group 239.287.6617 25211 DIVOT DR., BONITA 3 BR, 2 BA + Den, Lakefront Home No HOA, Endless List of Upgrades $374,999 MLS 218052963 Taylor Ekovich 239.370.7715 BONITA GOLF CLUB $339,000 MLS 218040966 Jackie Gantzer 239.825.3206 9181 LAS MADERAS DR., BONITA 2 BR, 2 BA, Turnkey Attached Villa Beautiful Lake & Golf Course Views $295,000 MLS 218024948 Jim Griffith, The Boeglin Team 239.322.2409 OPEN 9/23 1:00PM 4:00PM SPANISH WELLS10422 AUTUMN BREEZE DR. #201, ESTERO Oak Hammock, Fabulous Views 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Large Lanai $289,000 MLS 218044910 Sue Ellen Mathers 239.877.2726 SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS19660 VILLA ROSA LP., ESTERO Chateau Granada Model, 3 BR, 2 BA, 2 Car GA SW Exp., Enclosed Lanai, Room for a Pool $265,000 MLS 218053580 Carol Jones 239.250.4310 NEW PRICE THE RESERVE $249,900 MLS 218021758 Taylor Ekovich 239.370.7715 $249,000 MLS 218035740 Dodona & Ornela, The Roboci Team 239.776.8123 $239,900 MLS 218051185 Dodona & Ornela, The Roboci Team 239.776.8123 7990 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 MARIA $255,000 MLS 218018789 Vahle Team 239.450.7805 20850 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 PELICAN SOUND6820 STERLING GREENS PL. #2104, NAPLES 1st Floor, Unfurnished, 2 BR, 2 BA Serene Panoramic Views $199,000 MLS 218027340 Mark Semeraro 239.370.2455 OPEN 9/23 1:00PM 4:00PM GLEN EAGLE $175,900 MLS 218046888 Dodona & Ornela, The Roboci Team 239.776.8123 $165,900 MLS 218046838 Dodona & Ornela, The Roboci Team 239.776.8123
m | RoyalShellRentals.com 3 .9100 o Cape Coral, Captiva Island, Fort Myers, cala and Sanibel Island s hiers/Lake Glenville, Highlands e y/Lake Toxaway $13,875,000 MLS 217020067 Call for Details! 239.213.9100 $4,900,000 MLS 218036357 Sylvie Hall, Westerfield Group 239.300.3828 $3,450,000 MLS 218030254 Kevin O'Leary 603.616.6010 5889 SUNNYSLOPE DR., NAPLES 4 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, 4 Car Garage Saltwater Pool, Game & Wine Rooms $3,100,000 MLS 217054229 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 OPEN 9/23 1:00PM 4:00PM QUAIL WEST9933 MONTIANO DR., NAPLES Furnished Domenica Model w/Decorator Upgrades 4 BR, 4.5 BA + Den, 3 Car Garage $2,699,000 MLS 216080316 Peninsula Sales Team 239.777.7209 OPEN DAILY 10:00AM 5:00PM PENINSULA AT TREVISO BAY4931 BONITA BAY BLVD. #1001, BONITA 10th Floor, South End Sky Home 4,500 S.F., Private Elevator, Rarely Available $2,560,000 MLS 218014385 Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 BONITA BAY AZURE $2,550,000 MLS 218032864 Gary & Jeff Jaarda 239.293.1507 $2,495,000 MLS 218002029 Gary & Jeff Jaarda 239.293.1507 $2,399,000 MLS 216077530 Peninsula Sales Team 239.777.7209 9893 MONTIANO DR., NAPLES Caprina Home, 4 BR, 4.5 BA + Den, 3,770 S.F. Pool/Spa, 3 Car Garage, Summer Kitchen $1,945,000 MLS 218026670 Peninsula Sales Team 239.777.7209 PENINSULA AT TREVISO BAY4916 CRAYTON RD., NAPLES Totally Remodeled 3 BR, 2 BA, Pool Home Large Lanai w/Outdoor Kitchen $1,650,000 MLS 217064146 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 PARK SHORE22221 FAIRVIEW BEND DR., ESTERO 3 BR, 4 BA, 2 Story, Great Room Floor Plan Overlooks 2 Lakes, Fairway #12 & Preserve $1,239,000 MLS 218050396 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 OPEN 9/23 1:00PM 4:00PM SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS $949,000 MLS 218028065 Linda Ramsey 239.405.3054 $850,000 Call for Details! Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 $799,000 MLS 218056062 Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 23296 SANABRIA LP., BONITA Beautifully Appointed 4 BR, 3 BA Custom Home Pool Area w/Tropical Atmosphere, 2 Car Garage $659,900 MLS 218052656 Elizabeth Lodge, The Fortune Group 239.682.5615 NEW PRICE BONITA LAKES5575 LAGO VILLAGGIO WAY, NAPLES Lakefront 4 BR Home w/Pool & Spa Outstanding Views $510,000 MLS 218027697 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 GLEN EAGLE20261 COUNTRY CLUB DR., ESTERO 18th Fairway of Arnold Palmer Golf Course 3 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms + Office $500,000 MLS 218007317 Carol Jones 239.250.4310 NEW PRICE WILDCAT RUN $734,000 MLS 218027638 Greg Lewis, The Lewis Team 239.287.1158 3500 LAKEMONT DR., BONITA Beautifully Remodeled Lakemont Home Peaceful Long Lake View $729,000 MLS 218040132 Deb Adams-Bateman 239.273.4824 PELICAN LANDING $495,000 MLS 218044891 Roger Stening 239.770.4707 $479,000 Call for Details! Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 $459,999 MLS 218046575 Mark Semeraro 239.370.2455 2500 GULF SHORE BLVD. N. #S9, NAPLES On Moorings Bay & West of 41 Quiet Private Location, Steps to Beach $409,900 MLS 218015799 Deborah Viglas 239.215.2035 NEW PRICE MOORINGS638 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 VINTAGE RESERVE25732 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 HELFENSTEIN ESTATE $419,900 MLS 217014059 Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 9940 TREASURE CAY LN., BONITA Turnkey Furnished & Extensively Remodeled 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Open Floor Plan $419,000 MLS 218038280 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 OPEN 9/23 1:00PM 4:00PM SPANISH WELLS $379,900 MLS 218034778 Greg Lewis, The Lewis Team 239.287.1158 $379,000 MLS 218044001 Jim Westerfield, Westerfield Group 239.287.6617 $375,000 MLS 218019387 Cathy Lieberman & Cindy Reiff 239.272.1196 221 9TH ST. S. #307, NAPLES 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Sold Turnkey $335,000 MLS 218036349 Tina Tusack 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 AT THE BROOKS9124 BRENDAN PRESERVE CT., BONITA 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Peaceful Preserve View $319,000 MLS 218054343 Jim Westerfield, Westerfield Group 239.287.6617 BRENDAN COVE $374,999 MLS 218052963 Taylor Ekovich 239.370.7715 6540 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 $295,000 MLS 218024948 Jim Griffith, The Boeglin Team 239.322.2409 $289,000 MLS 218044910 Sue Ellen Mathers 239.877.2726 $265,000 MLS 218053580 Carol Jones 239.250.4310 1407 MONARCH CIR. #B-2.1, NAPLES Large Split Bedroom Villa 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, 2 Car Garage $249,900 MLS 218021758 Taylor Ekovich 239.370.7715 BERKSHIRE VILLAGE3624 BOCA CIEGA DR. #F-9, NAPLES Convenient Location, Minutes to Downtown Great Rental History $249,000 MLS 218035740 Dodona & Ornela, The Roboci Team 239.776.8123 LAKEWOOD7791 ESMERALDA WAY #L-201, NAPLES 3 BR, 2 BA, 2nd Floor Condo Newly Remodeled, Great Location $239,900 MLS 218051185 Dodona & Ornela, The Roboci Team 239.776.8123 EMERALD LAKES $259,900 MLS 218038248 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 27911 HACIENDA EAST BLVD. #217D, BONITA Rare in Hacienda, 2 Bedrooms + Den New Carpet, Tile & Paint, Offered Furnished $255,000 MLS 218018789 Vahle Team 239.450.7805 HACIENDA VILLAGE $229,000 MLS 218048939 Taylor Ekovich 239.370.7715 $199,000 MLS 218027340 Mark Semeraro 239.370.2455 200 TURTLE LAKE CT. #304, NAPLES Renovated 2 BR, 2 BA, Golf Course Views Resort Style Community $175,900 MLS 218046888 Dodona & Ornela, The Roboci Team 239.776.8123 NEW PRICE TURTLE LAKE180 TURTLE LAKE CT. #102, NAPLES Enjoy Gorgeous Golf Views Walk to Grocery & Restaurants $165,900 MLS 218046838 Dodona & Ornela, The Roboci Team 239.776.8123 NEW PRICE TURTLE LAKE
B10 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20-26, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYOpen house event planned at Moorings Park Grande LakeMoorings Park Grande Lake, the new Life Plan (CCRC) community being developed by Moorings Park and London Bay Homes, is inviting the public to a special event. A public Open House is being held Thursday, September 27, at the Moorings Park Grande Lake Sales Gallery. The event runs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with light refreshments being served. Reservations are not required. The Moorings Park Grande Lake Sales Gallery is located on Premier Drive, on the south side of Golden Gate Parkway, between Airport-Pulling and Livingston roads, inside the entrance to Naples Grande Golf Club. Moorings Park Grande Lake is going to be a spectacular community, stated Daniel Lavender, CEO of Moorings Park Institute, Inc. We hope the public will take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about London Bay Homes luxurious design and Moorings Parks commitment to Simply the Best qualities, services and amenities. Building upon the foundation that has made Moorings Park and Moorings Park at Grey Oaks the preferred choice for Life Plan communities in Southwest Florida, this third incredible neighborhood is planned for the next generation of residents. Situated on 55 acres in the heart of Naples, Moorings Park Grande Lake will combine one-of-a-kind vistas of magnificent lakes and championship golf with luxury homes and exceptional healthcare. Moorings Park Grande Lake is being created in partnership with esteemed luxury custom homebuilder and developer, London Bay Homes, long known for its award-winning architectural design and attention to detail. Future residents will be attracted to its natural beauty, classic design and total commitment to enabling them to live longer, healthier and happier lives, said Lavender. For nearly three decades, the brand promise of Private Label Living has reflected our commitment to building and developing the finest luxury homes in Southwest Florida, said Mark Wilson, President of London Bay Homes. Its an honor for us to now extend our philosophy of choice in design to the areas newest community. The community will consist of luxurious mid-rise residences, including spacious penthouses. Prices start at $1.4 million with 70 percent refundable entrance fees. Moorings Park Grande Lake is a petfriendly campus and has been designed to take advantage of the views of a 28-acre lake and the picturesque golf course beyond. The physical environment presents an innovative and resort-style blueprint that provides for seamless physical and visual experiences. It also maximizes the beauty and appeal of waterfront living combined with high-end materials and services. Consistent with other Moorings Park campuses, Moorings Park Grande Lake will include common areas that promote social interaction, which will allow and encourage residents to choose from indoor and outdoor activities year-round. A few of the planned outdoor activities or amenities include a yoga pavilion, walking paths, lakeside parklettes with boardwalks, gardens, fire pits and overlooks, several bird-watching posts, and bocce and pickleball courts. The areas for social gatherings were designed so the family members and friends of our residents could join in the various activities, which could include events such as outdoor concerts. The clubhouse, as planned, will feature casual and fine dining venues, a private dining room, long curved bar, art studio, wellness center, state-of-theart fitness center, strength and cardio area, salon and spa, golf simulator, and a resort-style pool with poolside cabanas. Also located in the clubhouse will be The Center for Healthy Living. The center is home to rehabilitation services, as well as the Care 360 concierge healthcare program, which was developed in partnership with NCH Healthcare System. The Care 360 program offers a higher level of personalized primary care. Services are available to residents of Moorings Park with no additional fees, other than typical co-pays. The Care 360 concierge physicians are accessible by appointment, plus 24/7 access via phone, text or email. Assisted Living and Memory Care services are available with no increase in monthly fees. Those who purchase a residence in Phase 1 will receive a social membership to Naples Grande Golf Club, which is within walking distance of Moorings Park Grande Lake. The membership takes effect the moment residents take occupancy of their home and until such time as the communitys clubhouse is completed. The membership includes golfing privileges on the Naples Grande Golf Clubs 18-hole championship golf course, and dining options in Naples Grandes elegant clubhouse. In addition, all Phase 1 residents will have access to Naples Grande Beach Resort and its Har-Tru tennis courts, fitness center and spa, resort-style pool and beach, and preferred pricing on hotel rooms and dining. The Moorings Park Grande Lake Sales Gallery is open Monday thru Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and is closed Saturdays and Sundays. Visit MooringsParkGL.org or call 239-9191620 f or additional information. Above: The resort-style pool with poolside cabanas overlooks the Life Plan communitys large lake. Right: Gorgeous golf course and lake views are available from nearly every residence. Below Left: The clubhouse includes casual and fine dining venues and a long curved bar. Below Right: The Moorings Park Grande Lake clubhouse lobby is warm and inviting. Bottom: Moorings Park Grande Lake consists of luxurious mid-rise residences, including spacious penthouses.ADVERTORIAL
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20-26, 2018 REAL ESTATE B11 Mangrove BayMangrove Bay has exciting construction news that we are pleased to reveal! The Coquina I on Lot 7 at 1315 1st Avenue South is fully furnished and ready for immediate occupancy. With Old Florida inspired architecture, this residence is 2,664 square feet under roof and features a 3-bedroom, 3 bathroom floor plan including a loft area as well. With superior construction features and luxury appointments throughout, the home also enjoys Gulf access with private boat slip included with the purchase. This beautiful home is available for showings seven days a week. An outstanding waterfront address close to Old Naples, Mangrove Bay provides a world-class lifestyle combining estuary views and Gulf of Mexico access with all the nearby shopping and entertainment venues of 5th Avenue South. Time to take advantage of our SUMMER INCENTIVES is running out! Through the end of September, for each new home purchased, over $100,000 in upgrades will be a complimentary inclusion. Upgrades include items such as outdoor kitchens, outdoor fireplaces and electric roll-down screens. Lots 5, 6, 12, and 16 along with the Amenity Center are UNDER CONSTRUCTION! Additionally, construction is now completed on the seawall and boat ramp. Finished models are on the way and slated for completion in Fall 2018. These include Lots 13 and 25, both featuring Coquina II at 3,232 square feet; Lot 26, Amelia I at 3,098 square feet; and Lot 31, Useppa (modified) at 3,488 square feet. 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. Soon to break ground is the Gulfshore Playhouse, a cultural icon in Naples which will be a wonderful complement to the Mangrove Bay community. Mangrove Bay offers a choice of one and two-story, Old Naples cottage-style luxury single-family homes complete with private pools and individual boat slips. The Amenities Center has recently begun construction and will have a private on-site concierge to cater to every residents needs which can include recommending and making arrangements for comprehensive property management services. The center will also include stateof the-art wellness/ fitness equipment and ground level storage area for residents kayas, paddle boards and jet-skis. Additionally, a multi-purpose room will be housed there which can be utilized for entertaining, fitness classes and much more. 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. Built by Lotus Construction, LLC the exclusive General Contractor for Mangrove Bay, these waterfront homes are available and wont last long. Come by our Sales Office to learn more about this exciting new construction waterfront community in the heart of Old Naples. ADVERTORIAL RENDERINGS OF ELEVATIONS ARE CONCEPTUAL IN NATURE. FOR ACTUAL ELEVATIONS, REFER TO THE FINAL PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE R ESPECTIVE HOME-TYPE AND ELEVATIONTYPE. MANGROVE BAY IS OFFERED BY GULF GULF COAST INTERNATIONAL PROPERTIES, A LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER. PRICES, FEATURES AND AVAILABILITY SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. LOGO, PHOTOGRAPHY AND ALL RENDERINGS ARE PROPERTY OF MANGROVE BAY, COPYRIGHTED AS SUCH AND MAY NOT BE USED BY A NY OTHER PARTY. R R R R R R R R 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 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. 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 Bay SUMMER INCENTIVESJuly through September, over $100,000 worth of upgrades will be a complementary inclusion in the purchase of a new home. FEATURED MODELCOQUINA IThe Coquina I on Lot 7 at 1315 1st Avenue South is fully furnished and ready for immediate occupancy! With Old Florida inspired architecture, this residence is 2,664 square feet under roof and features a 3-bedroom, 3 1/2 bathroom oor plan including a loft area as well. With superior construction features and luxury appointments throughout, the home also enjoys Gulf access with private boat slip included with the purchase. This beautiful home is available for showings seven days a week. Living Area: 2,664 sq. ft. Bedrooms: 3 + Den Full Bath: 3 Half Baths: 1 2-Car, Attached 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.
B12 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20-26, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Mediterra15836 Savona Way Naples, FL 855.810.7976 mediterranaples.comQuail West6289 Burnham Road Naples, FL 239.592.1010 QuailWest.comTalis Park16980 Livingston Road Naples, FL 239.449.5900 TalisPark.comTwin Eagles11330 Twin Eagles Boulevard Naples, FL 239.352.8000 TwinEagles.comNaples Square1030 3rd Avenue South #101 Naples, FL 239.228.5800 NaplesSquare.comThe Isles of Collier Preserve5445 Caribe Avenue Naples, FL 844.838.3392 MintoUSA.comLely Resort New Home Sales8038 Signature Club Circle, Bldg 8-102Naples, FL 239.793.2100 stockdevelopment.comMangrove Bay201 Goodlette Road South Naples, FL 239.261.2200 MangroveBayNaples.comResidences at Mercato9123 Strada Place, Suite 7125 Naples, FL 239.594.9400 ResidencesAtMercato.comSeaglass at Bonita Bay26951 Country Club Drive Bonita Springs, FL 239.301.4940 seaglassatbonitabay.comKalea Bay13910 Old Coast Road Naples, FL 239.793.0110 KaleaBay.comAve Maria5076 Annunciation Circle #104 Ave Maria, FL 888.841.3477 AveMaria.comBarrington Cove DR Horton16168 Aberdeen Avenue Naples, FL 239.287.9499 drhorton.com/swfla Naples Reserve14885 Naples Reserve Circle Naples, FL 239.732.1414 naplesreserve.comEleven Eleven Central100 Goodlette-Frank Road South Naples, FL 239.302.6848 1111central.com.comOmega26951 Country Club Drive Bonita Springs, FL 239.301.4940 omegabonitabay.com 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 14 15 9 1 16 Fronterra by CC Homes8725 Madrid Circle Naples, FL 239.207.3721 FronterraFL.comMockingbird Crossing-DR Horton1546 Mockingbird Drive Naples, FL 239.225.2678 drhorton.com/swflaArtisia Lennar1347 Artesia Drive East Naples, FL 877-45-LENNAR Lennar.com/SWFLSave 17 18 YOUR NEW HOME COMMUNITY FINDER Gulf of MexicoAirport Pullin g RdBayshore Dr7th Rattlesnake Hammock RdRadio RdLivingston RdThomasson DrGoodlette RdVanderbilt Beach RdImmokalee RdFrank Blvd DrLivingston Rd SCray ton Rd111th Ave NPlateau RdGoodlett e RdGulf Shore BlvdPelican Marsh BlvdCounty Barn Rd5th AvPine Ridge RdGolden Gate PkwyLogan BlvdTamiami TrlTamiami TrlTamiami TrlBonita Beach RdSanta Barbara Blvd Santa Barbara BlvdOld Hwy 41Green BlvdGolden Gate BlvdLivingston RdFiddlers Creek PkwyDavis BlvdCollier BlvdCollier BlvdNaples Municipal Airport N Naples Reg Park Beac ParkLely Pelican Bay Naples VineyardsGolden GateIsland WalkNaplesPine RidgeVerona Walk Naples Manor Lely Resort East Naples Port Royal Pass Belle Meade Shell Island Palm River 846 31 867 951 951 84 41 41 75CENTRAL NAPLES NORTH NAPLES OLD NAPLES EAST NAPLES BONITA SPRINGS ESTEROHickory BlvdlBon ita Be ach RdImpe ria l Pkwy Impe rial B oni ta B each Rd SEOld 41 RdShangrila RdCoconut Rd 865 75 NAPLES 1 16103 9 2 4 15 A Av Av M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M A 5 6 7 s s s s s s s s ell Grade RdRandall Blvd47Oil Well Rd p Keais RdEverglades BlvdEverglades BlvdMassey St m okalee RdWilson BlvdDesoto BlvdPlateau RdDesoto Blvd N d Golden Gate BlvdCollier Blvden eOrangetreeGolden Gates Estates 75EAST NAPLES 12 21 11 L 13 14 La Morada2385 Montserrat Lane Naples, FL 877-45-LENNAR Lennar.com/SWFLSaveOrange Blossom Ranch2083 Vermont Lane Naples, FL 877-45-LENNAR Lennar.com/SWFLSave 20 19 17 18 20 19 13 218
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20-26, 2018 REAL ESTATE B13 Sue@SueMyhelic.com SueMyhelic.com Imperial Golf Estates $274,900Turnkey 2BR, 2BA, 1st oor condo in Manors of Regal Lake. Formal dining room, lake view, optional golf membership. The Dunes $985,000Furnished 3BR, 3BA 11th oor condo. Tons of upgrades, wrap around lanai & stunning views. Bellagio $2,999,999Furnished 3BR, 3.5BA plus den penthouse. Boat dock/lift, beach access & gorgeous panoramic views. AN EXCEPTIONAL HOME! COMFORT AT ITS BEST! AMENITY RICH COMMUNITY! B AndREALTOR, SRES CNE www.BillArndt.com (239) 250-5045Bill@BillArndt.com Te o a be Ct n y23750 VIA TREVI WAY #503$995,000 Va cia Cf r u 1877 PAR DRIVE $379,000Fabulous move in condition home with golf course view. Perfect for large families. Private patio from the golfers view. OPEN HOUSE WED & SUN Gated Big Lot Low HOA $625,000 PRISCILLA MCGUIRE / COURTESY PHOTOS NETWORKINGCollier Building Industry Association at Olde Cypress Country Club 1. Amy Wilson, Sara Costa and Kerry Shields 2. Bob Shevlin and Debbi Cross 3. Greg Ulrich, Russell Budd, Matt Walsh, Tony Fortino and John Williams 4. Dave Arter, Vicki DeMott and Steve Adams 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9Florida Weekly welcomes submissions for the Networking photo pages from business events, grand openings, professional associati on meetings, etc. We need 300-dpi photographs of groups of two or more people, facing the camera and identi ed by rst and last names. Questions? Email editor Robbie Spencer at rspencer@ oridaweekly.com. 5. Cheryl Jost and Gina Gilberto 6. Tatiana Gust and Wendy Hall 7. Jennifer Lofstrand and Blanco Vasquez 8. Karen Nagy and Paul Messino 9. Kim Ovaitte and Shelley Rose
B14 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20-26, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY Featured Open HouseTHE PENINSULA AT TREVISO BAY 9938 Montiano Drive $2,399,000 Open Daily 10am-5pm Furnished Burano Model w/Decorator Upgrades, Immediate Occupancy MLS 216077530 Peninsula Sales Team 239.777.7209 Royal Shell Real Estate Call 239.325.1960 to be inculded in Florida Weeklys OPEN HOUSE DIRECTORY NaplesAREA ADDRESS PRICE REAL ESTATE OFFICE AGENT & PHONE NUMBER HOURS PORT ROYAL 1201 Galleon Drive $13,875,000 Royal Shell Real Estate Call for Details! 239.213.9100 Sunday 1-4pm PORT ROYAL 1081 Galleon Drive $12,950,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Walter Patrick 239.325.9111 Sunday 1-4pm GREY OAKS ESTATES 2931 Bell ower Lane $3,750,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Jutta V. Lopez 239.659.5113 Sunday 1-4pm QUAIL WEST 5889 Sunnyslope Drive $3,100,000 Royal Shell Real Estate The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 Sunday 1-4pm THE PENINSULA AT TREVISO BAY 9933 Montiano Drive $2,699,000 Royal Shell Real Estate Peninsula Sales Team 239.777.7209 Daily 10am-5pm GREY OAKS ESTUARY AT GREY OAKS 2394 Grey Oaks Drive North From $2,495,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Sales Of ce 239.262.5557 Open Mon-Sat 9am-5pm & Sun 12-5pm THE PENINSULA AT TREVISO BAY 9938 Montiano Drive $2,399,000 Royal Shell Real Estate Peninsula Sales Team 239.777.7209 Daily 10am-5pm THE MOORINGS 475 Putter Point Drive $2,295,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0100 Sunday 1-4pm THE MOORINGS 441 Wedge Drive $2,250,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Sheila Lytle 239.293.5040 Sunday 1-4pm PINE RIDGE 47 Cajeput Drive $2,150,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Laurie Humphreville 239.595.9707 Sunday 1-4pm QUAIL WEST 5986 Sunnyslope Drive $2,150,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0097 Sunday 1-4pm LAKE PARK 1187 10th Avenue North $2,049,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Melinda Gunther 239.297.2155 Sunday 1-3pm CELLINI AT MEDITERRA 16510 Cellini Lane $2,000,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0099 Sunday 1-4pm PARK SHORE 543 Parkwood Lane $1,500,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0101 Sunday 1-4pm RESIDENCES AT MERCATO 9123 Strada Place #7125 From $1,325,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Sales Of ce 239.594.9400 Open Mon-Sat 10am-6pm & Sun 12-6pm TIBURON ESPERANZA 2751 Tiburon Boulevard #101 $1,325,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Kimberly Wager 239.571.5474 Sunday 1-4pm PARK SHORE 4053 Crayton Road $1,249,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Debra and Marty McDermott 239.564.4231 Sunday 1-4pm THE DUNES 295 Grande Way #02 $999,999 Gulf Breeze Real Estate Sue Myhelic 239.216.6445 Saturday 1-4pm TREVISO AT THE COLONY 23750 Via Trevi Way #503 $995,000 Domain Realty Bill Arndt 239.250.5045 Sunday 1-4pm FIDDLERS CREEK CHIASSO 9306 Chiasso Cove Court $795,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty ML Meade 239.293.4851 Sunday 1-4pm TRADITIONS AT GREY OAKS 2305 Residence Circle #101 $745,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0098 Sunday 1-4pm EDEN ON THE BAY 440 Chartwell Place $679,900 Gulf Breeze Real Estate Sue Myhelic 239.216.6446 Sunday 1-4pm OLD NAPLES OLDE NAPLES VILLAS 465 Broad Avenue South #2B $650,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Jamie Dockweiler 239.216.3753 Sunday 2-4pm BENT CREEK PRESERVE 9323 Glenforest Drive $649,900 Premier Sothebys International Realty Charlina McGee 239.770.1911 Sunday 1-4pm IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES 1952 Imperial Golf Course Boulevard $625,000 4 Percentage Realty Bob Dratler 239.206.1672 Open by appointment THE MOORINGS EXECUTIVE CLUB 3300 Gulf Shore Boulevard North #116 $518,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Patricia Grace Joyce 310.739.2473 Sunday 1-4pm MARBELLA ISLES 13351 Silktail Drive $510,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Anne Robinson 612.719.6532 Sunday 1-4pm PELICAN BAY SERENDIPITY 529 Serendipity Drive #509 $464,500 Premier Sothebys International Realty Tricia Ale 239.641.1052 Sunday 1-4pm NAPLES PARK 676 96th Avenue North $459,999 Royal Shell Real Estate Mark Semeraro 239.370.2455 Saturday 1-4pm WALDEN OAKS LEXINGTON AT LONE OAK 6908 Lone Oak Boulevard $419,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Gregory Sofranko 239.877.1966 Sunday 1-4pm COACH HOMES AT LIVINGSTON LAKES 15152 Palmer Lake Circle #103 $379,900 Premier Sothebys International Realty Gregory Sofranko 239.220.2565 Sunday 1-4pm NAPLES PARK 693 93rd Avenue North $379,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Sascha Nagel 239.285.6283 Sunday 1-4pm VERONA WALK 8180 Chianti Lane $355,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Diane Mato 239.777.7358 Sunday 1-4pm CALUSA BAY 6934 Rain Lily Court $345,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Pat Duggan 239.216.1980 Sunday 1-4pm LELY RESORT OLE 9072 Covina Drive North #55-02 $315,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Marcella Ade 207.751.6723 Sunday 1-4pm LELY IRONWOOD 482 Bristle Cone Lane $279,900 Premier Sothebys International Realty Tom Oaster 239.595.1275 Sunday 1-4pm HERITAGE BAY 10307 Heritage Bay Boulevard #1222 $219,900 Gulf Breeze Real Estate Sue Myhelic 239.216.6444 Saturday 1-4pm GLEN EAGLE STERLING GREENS 6820 Sterling Greens Place #2104 $199,000 Royal Shell Real Estate Mark Semeraro 239.370.2455 Sunday 1-4pm COUNTRY CLUB MANOR 5499 Rattlesnake Hammock Road #105 $149,500 4 Percentage Realty Bob Dratler 239.206.1672 Open by appointment NAPLES ESTATES 400 Palm Haven Boulevard $145,000 Naples Estates Mary Moench 888.265.0605 Saturday 11am-3pmBonita SpringsAREA ADDRESS PRICE REAL ESTATE OFFICE AGENT & PHONE NUMBER HOURS BONITA BAY TAVIRA 4851 Bonita Bay Boulevard #804 $2,495,000 Royal Shell Real Estate Gary & Jeff Jaarda 239.293.1507 Sunday 2-4pm BONITA BAY WOODLAKE 3959 Woodlake Drive $739,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Joanne MacLeod 239.272.7679 Sunday 1-4pm SEA ISLES 26171 Hickory Boulevard #4A $569,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Pamela Hershberger 239.784.7534 Sunday 1-4pm SPANISH WELLS 9940 Treasure Cay Lane $419,000 Royal Shell Real Estate The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 Sunday 1-4pm BONITA NATIONAL GOLF & C.C. 28030 Cookstown Court #2904 $317,500 Gulf Breeze Real Estate Sue Myhelic 239.216.6447 Sunday 1-4pm LAS BRISAS AT SPANISH WELLS 9181 Las Maderas Drive $295,000 Royal Shell Real Estate Jim Grif th, The Boeglin Team 239.322.2409 Sunday 1-4pmEsteroAREA ADDRESS PRICE REAL ESTATE OFFICE AGENT & PHONE NUMBER HOURS SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS FAIRVIEW 22221 Fairview Bend Drive $1,239,000 Royal Shell Real Estate The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 Sunday 1-4pm BELLE LAGO 19447 La Serena Drive $799,000 Royal Shell Real Estate Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 Sunday 1-4pm SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS HAWTHORNE 9084 Windswept Drive $734,000 Royal Shell Real Estate Greg Lewis, The Lewis Team 239.287.1158 Sunday 1-4pm STONEYBROOK 21293 Brax eld Loop $409,900 Premier Sothebys International Realty Jeff Williams 239.220.2565 Sunday 1-4pm Florida Weeklys OPEN HOUSE DIRECTORY | September 22 & 23
that the majority of the new inventory in August appeared in the single-family home market for properties below $500,000. Yet closed sales during August were driven by activity in the condominium market, which experienced a 21 percent increase. According to Jeff Jones, managing broker for Engel & Vlkers Naples and Bonita Springs offices, If you look at year over year numbers, the upper end continues to drive our market. Pending and closed sales of properties above $1 million increased by double digits year over year ending August 2018. There were only 14 fewer pending sales in August compared to last year. And remember, we are still working with only 11 months of data since Hurricane Irma essentially halted activity for nearly a month last year, said Bill Coffey of Amerivest Realty Naples, speaking on the possible affects of red tide on the housing market. Overall pending sales in August fell three percent, but pending sales of condominiums in the $500,000 to $1 million price range soared 28 percent in August. And pending sales for singlefamily homes above $300,000 increased as well, with an impressive 62 percent increase for single-family homes in the $2 million and above price category. Overall median closed prices fell three percent in August to $319,000 from $328,000 in August 2017, and it fell 13 percent for properties above $300,000 to $446,000 from $510,000 in August 2017. The only place price increased was in the $500,00 to $1 million condominium market, which saw a 13 percent increase to $672,000 from $595,000 in August 2017. Geographically, the median closed price increased 16 percent for homes in the South Naples area. This increase was reflected in a combined 37 percent increase in the single-family home market and 21 percent increase in the condominium market. 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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTNAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY | SECTION CWWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM INSIDEWEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20-26, 2018 Arts CommentaryTolstoy y amor: Anna in the Tropics sizzles at Lab Theater. C12 At the moviesOur critic says A Simple Favor is a definite winner. C17 If Rickie Lee Jones had her way, shed never sing a song that had been written before she and her musical collaborators walk out on stage. To be honest, my best songs are probably improvised on the spot, she said in an interview. While I can do that, taking the other kids along is a challenge. If I stand up there and make up a song, when Im done it will be a whole song, not a series of images. Its a big deal to make up lyrics and a melody in front of people. Its a risk emotionally. Youre not going to get stoned or shot. But you can fail. For that kind of performance to occur, Jones said, shed have to find the right people to play with, properly bill the performances and still be able to make some money from the shows and that likely cant ever happen. My goal in life is to have an ensemble of people so intimate we can go out and improvise music. Im not talking about jazz guys improvising over the same old chords, but new songs, new music. I know I can do it. I enjoy the feeling of it as a dream, Jones said. Its another thing with the business. Youd have to market it as you wont hear any of those songs. When Ive attempted to do that in the past, its been difficult, and Ive lost money. I dont have the money to lose now. Maybe, Jones said, she should try out the make-up-songs concept in a residency at a club somewhere in New Orleans, where shes lived for the last few years. For now, on tour, Jones will comb through her catalog for material. But it almost certainly wont sound exactly like the record when its performed. Its probably because Im super creative, and I dont say that as a compliment, Jones said of her need to change the songs. My mind wont stop making Grammy-winner Rickie Lee Jones still improvising her music T ALL STARTED WITH SIGMUND FREUD. Well, Freuds Last Session, to be precise, a Mark St. Germain two-hander with Dr. Freud and the Christian theologian CS Lewis. Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the popular sex therapist known to millions as Dr. Ruth, went to see the play. She liked it so much, she returned a number of times and would go backstage afterward to talk with the actors.BECOMINGDRRUTHBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com One-woman show about pioneering sex therapist opens Florida Rep seasonWESTHEIMER ISEE RUTH, C4 Becoming Dr. Ruth is coming to Florida Repertory Theatre starring Susan Greenhill.BY L. KENT WOLGAMOTTSpecial to Florida Weekly JONES SEE JONES, C8 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 | 239.262.4242SocietyThe Isles of Collier Preserve just opened its new dog park. C18
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C4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20-26, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYShe just walked backstage, no matter what show, Mr. St. Germain says of the 90-year-old dynamo who 38 years ago began dispensing practical, plainspoken sex advice on the radio and then on cable television. She and the actors hit it off. Martin Rayner, who played Dr. Freud in Freuds Last Session, suggested to Mr. St. German that he write a play about her. The actor said he had read her memoir and found it fascinating. So Mr. St. Germain read Dr. Ruths All in a Lifetime. There was so much about her history he hadnt known before, beginning with her birth name, Karola Ruth Siegel, and how she escaped Nazi Germany and the concentration camps as a young child, going to Switzerland on the Kindertransport with other youngsters. He was intrigued by her complex story and wanted to write a play about her. It was just a matter of convincing Ruth, he says. But she told him no, saying there had been enough written about her already. I got my nose out of joint, Mr. St. Germain recalls. Even though Dr. Ruth is a public figure and could not stop him from writing a play about her, he called her and left a message saying, I would never do something without your permission. Youve done such good work. The idea is put to bed. To his surprise, she called him back and invited him for coffee the next morning. And within five minutes of their meeting, she was bringing out some of the 40-something books shed written. She had changed her mind. The core of the play, and the reason she wanted to do it, was to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive, Mr. St. Germain says. The survivors and the people who were involved with the orphan train, their number decrease every year. Becoming Dr. Ruth is a comedy, he reaffirms, but adds, I think it is a touching show when she gets down to it with the family, and the idea that Hitler lost, and she won. Its a salute to her spirit. Throughout the entire process, they had only one conflict, and she told him, Dont analyze me. Thats now become a joke between us, analyzing the analyst, Mr. St. Germain says. She doesnt like introspection. Shes very determined that she moves forward and doesnt do a lot of reflection. Its also how she approaches sex therapy, he adds: She focuses on a problem thats there and deals with it concretely.She was an absolute joy to work with. Its been wonderful knowing her, he says, adding the two recently saw the Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof together. Weve turned into friends, and shes an important person in my life.Mr. St. Germains work is well known to Florida Rep audiences. His comedy George Washingtons Teeth closed the companys 2017-18 season on the main stage, and his Camping with Henry and Tom inaugurated the ArtStage Studio Theatre in 2012. Best of Enemies, based on a true story about a civil rights activist and a KKK Grand Cyclops who become friends, was also a big hit in the studio space.The relatable Dr. RuthBecoming Dr. Ruth used to be called Dr. Ruth All the Way, but then All the Way, Robert Schenkkans play about President Lyndon Johnson, which won the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award as well as other awards for Best Play, came out. So that title went by the wayside, Mr. St. Germain says. Susan Greenhill, who portrays Dr. Ruth in the Florida Rep show, has played the therapist in previous Florida productions at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach and at Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota. Florida Reps ArtStage Studio Theatre, where the audience sits on three sides, is quite different from either of those venues, the actress says. Its a much smaller, much more intimate space. Its like theyre in your living room. In the proscenium I was up there, and the audience is out there. Now theyre visiting with me in my living room, she says. Its fascinating and thrilling to do in this way. Its like discovering it again. Ms. Greenhill, who is 5 feet 2 inches tall, also found herself tall for the role which never happens, she says. (Dr. Ruth is 4 feet 7 inches tall.) As for Dr. Ruths accent, which has been described as Henry-Kissingermeets-Minnie-Mouse, Ms. Greenhill listened to recordings of the sex therapist to get the sounds down. Dr. Ruth told her she has a German/French/Israeli/ American accent, she says, So anything I do is pretty much there. The actress admires Dr. Ruth and her story. Shes gone through so much and come out such a lovely, wonderful, helpful person with so much love in her, she says. Mr. St. Germain agrees. Shes exactly who she is in the media, the playwright says. Theres no other side to her, which is really refreshing. When he walks down the street with her, he says, people call out to her. Shes well respected and loved, he says. People feel a kinship with her, that shes their grandmother, aunt, mother. People relate to her.Up to the challengeTelescoping the sex therapists life into a 90-minute, one-person play was a challenge for Mr. St. Germain, and performing the work is a challenge for the actor. I dont know if I would do it again, the playwright says. Its such a strain on the actor. You need to come up with a premise that allows the person to speak You need to find out who theyre talking to. That to me is the biggest challenge. Then its a matter of style: Is the person going to tell the stories? Dr. Ruth never in any way re-enacts a story or plays somebody else. And theres also the problem of conflict, he adds. Theres no drama without conflict, and conflict usually means two people. In Becoming Dr. Ruth, shes contemplating moving out of her Washington Heights apartment in upper Manhattan. Will she move after the death of her husband and embrace that, or will she stay the person she is in the life that she has? he says. His play has the actress break the fourth wall and speak to the audience at the very beginning. Then she reacts to the different things around her in her apartment that incite memories. Ms. Greenhill says that every time she performs the show, she finds new things in the material. Mark is such an excellent writer just the richness of his script and Dr. Ruths story arouses so much emotion in me, she says. My job is to go out there and inhabit (her) as best I can, and the person watching it can take their own journey. The actress had no idea about Dr. Ruths childhood and early adulthood until she read Mr. St. Germains play. I was shocked, she says. The first I knew of Dr. Ruth was hearing her on the radio, seeing her on TV. To me, she was a famous person who decided to make sex public and teach about it in a time when people didnt. She brought it out there. I am really grateful to her for that. She was a pioneer. RUTHFrom page 1 Becoming Dr. Ruth>> When: Through Oct. 21 >> Where: The ArtStage Studio Theatre at Florida Repertory Theatre, Fort Myers >> Cost: $55 >> Info: 332-4488 or www.FloridaRep.org CLIFF ROLES / FLORIDA STUDIO THEATREBecoming Dr. Ruth is playing at Florida Rep. Theatre after its run at Florida Studio Theatre.GREENHILL
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C6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20-26, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOTHEATERAnna in the Tropics By The Laboratory Theater of Florida on select dates through Sept. 30. 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. 218-0481 or www.laboratorytheaterflorida.com.Lets Go To The Movies By Broadway Palm Theatre through Sept. 29. 1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 2784422 or www.broadwaypalm.com.Peter & The Starcatcher By The Naples Players Oct. 3-28 at Sugden Community Theater. 263-7990 or www. naplesplayers.org. Ill Eat You Last By The Studio Players Oct. 5-21 at Golden Gate Community Center. 4701 Golden Gate Pkwy. 398-9192 or www.thestudioplayers.org.UrineTown: The Musical By TheatreZone Oct. 11-14 at G&L Theatre. 13275 Livingston Road. (888) 966-3352 or ww.theatre.zone. In Flight: The Story of Sabine Van Dam By Gulfshore Playhouse in collaboration with Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greater Naples at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at the church. 6340 Napa Woods Way. 455-6553 or www. uunaples.org. An Iliad By Gulfshore Playhouse Oct. 20-Nov. 4 at The Norris Center. 755 Eighth Ave. S. (866) 811-4111 or www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org. Rehearsal for Murder By The Marco Players Oct. 24-Nov. 11 at The Marco Players Theater. 1089 N. Collier Blvd. 6427270 or www.themarcoplayers.org.THURSDAY9.20Pups in the Garden Put your favorite pooch in the car (dont forget the leash) and head to Naples Botanical Garden for canine-friendly hours from 3-5 p.m. (also 9-11:30 a.m. Sunday and 8-11 a.m. Tuesday). Free for garden members and their dogs; regular admission for humans plus $9.95 for their dogs. www.naplesgarden.org. Lunch & Learn NAMI of Collier County hosts lunch from California Pizza Kitchen and a presentation about holistic medicine for mental health from noon to 1 p.m. at the organizations headquarters. Free, reservations required by Sept. 17. 6216 Trail Blvd. 216-8218 or events@ namicollier.org.Third Thursday Steve Fentimann performs from 6-9 p.m. at Third Street Souths Fleischmann Courtyard. www. thirdstreetsouth.com. I Got Rhythm Silverspot Cinema screens a live performance from Londons West End of An American in Paris at 7 p.m. $21.20. 592-0300 or www. silverspot.net.FRIDAY9.21Fresh & Local Golden Gate Community Center hosts a farmers market from 2-7 p.m. each Friday. 206-4339 or www.colliergov.net.Wheres Mickey? Disney on Ices Mickeys Search Party visits Germain Arena today through Sunda y. 9487825 or www.germainarena.com. SATURDAY9.22To Market, To Market Stock up on fresh produce and locally made goodies at the Third Street South farmers market from 7:30-11:30 a.m. 434-6533 or www.thirdstreetsouth.com.Sail 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. www.naplesmyc.org.All Aboard Volunteer docents from the Naples Train Museum are on hand at the Naples Depot Museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today to help visitors of all ages enjoy the outdoor and indoor trains. Corner of 10th St. S. and Fifth Ave. S. www.naplestrainmuseum.org. Blues for You Albert Castiglia performs at 8 p.m. at Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs. $20-$30. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Funny Guy Comedian James Johann performs at Off The Hook Comedy tonight and Sunday, Sept. 23. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or www.offthehookcomedy.com. SUNDAY9.23Fresh 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 The Sapphires at 2 p.m. at the universitys Naples campus. In 1968, at all-girl singing group of Aboriginal Australians learn of love and life while performing for U.S. troops in Vietnam. $6 for members, $8 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or ww.fgcu.edu. MONDAY9.24Films for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens After Life (2009) at 7 p.m. A young woman who is caught between life and death meets a funeral director who appearts to have the gift of ushering the dead into the afterlife. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. WEDNESDAY9.26Meditation Event The Gypsy Sea Witch hosts a crystal bowl meditation from 7-7:30 p.m. each Wednesday at Koreshan State Park. $20, registration required. 3800 Corkscrew Road. 754-4449779 or www.thegypsyseawitch.com. Terrifying Funk Here Come The Mummies performs at 8 p.m. at Southwest Florida Event Center $32-$55. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. 245-9910 or www. swfleventcenter.com. Mental Mentalist Wayne Hoffman performs at 7 p.m. at Venue Naples. $150, includes multi-course meal. 13240 Tamiami Trail N. 292-1529 or www.venuenaples.com. COMING UPArt Reception Naples Art Association hosts an opening reception for its newest exhibition, Morris Herstein: A Fusion of Photos, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28. The show runs through Oct. 27. $10. 850 Park St. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org. 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 www.rookerybay.org.Bless You Everglades Citys Rod & Gun Club hosts its annual blessing of the stone crab fleet followed by arts & crafts vendors, family activities, live music and more from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. 260-4577 or www. evergladeshistorical.com. Laugh-In 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 www.thestudioplayers.org. Wind Concert FGCUs Wind Orchestra performs works at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Art Exhibition Artist Michaela Castaldi hosts an exhibition of her newest watercolor paintings Oct. 1-31 at her gallery in Naples Art District. 6240 Shirley St. 272-6383 or www.artworkbymichaela.com. Meet The Artist Artist Morris Herstein greets guests for an illustrated walk through of his photo exhibition at Naples Art Association at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3. Free. 850 Park St. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org. 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 www.naplesartdistrict.com. Free Concert Rockin Horse performs from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, on the lawn at Mercato. 254-1080 or www. mercatoshops.com. Om in the swamp Spiritual guide Bethanny Gonzalez hosts an outdoor meditation session at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuarys natural amphitheater. $20. 349-9151 or www.corkscrew.audubon.org.Met Live Silverspot hosts a live viewing of the Metropolitan Operas production of Verdis Aida at 12:55 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. 592-0300 or www. silverspot.net. Chamber Concert The Naples Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra performs works by Haydn, Bach and Pergolesi at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org.Cruisin Miromar Outlets hosts a display of antique, custom and exotic cars from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. 948-3766 or www.miromaroutlets.com. Meet the Authors Authors Steve and Kathy Doocy present their newest book, The Happy Cookbook: A Celebration of the Food That Makes America Smile at noon on Sunday, Oct. 7, at Barnes & Noble. 598-5200 or www.bn.com. Blues Concert Damon Fowler performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs. $20$30. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or www.artcenterbonita.org. Chamber Concert The Naples Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra performs works by Leonarda, Hensel and Farrenc at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Art Reception Marco Island Center of the Arts hosts a reception for its current exhibitions from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9. $10 donation suggested. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or www.marcoislandart.org. Meet the Curator Jack OBrien, curator at Naples Art Assocation, leads a discussion on current art trends at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10. Free. 585 Park St. 262-6517 or www.naplesart.org. Folk Concert Penn Johnson performs from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Marco Island center for the Arts. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or www. marcoislandart.org. Big Boats Rose Marina hosts the Marco Island Boat Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Oct. 12-14. 951 Bald Eagle Drive. 394-2502 or www. rosemarina.com. Gross Collier County Fairgrounds hosts its annual Halloween Gross House on select dates between Oct. 12-27, with a haunted house, hay rides and more. 455-1444 or www.colliercountyfair.com. How Does Your Pumpkin Grow? North Naples United Methodist Church hosts a special fall event with dunk tanks, mazes, live music, obstacle course and more on Saturday, Oct. 20., while its pumpkin patch is open each evening between Oct. 12-31. $10$30. 6000 Goodlette-Road N. 593-7600 or www.nnumc.org. Swamp After Hours Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary hosts an evening of live animals, discovery stations, crafts exhibitors and more from 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12. Free for children under 18 who are accompanied by an adult, $14 for others. 348-9151 or www.corkscrew.audubon.org. Eight-piece funk rock band Here Come The Mummies bring terrifying rock from beyond the grave to Southwest Florida Event Center at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23. www.swflevencenter.com
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20-26, 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7Om on the Sand David Lawrence Centers Young Executives host a beach yoga session at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Lowdermilk Park. $25, registration required. 455-8500 or www.davidlawrencecenter.org. Early Birds Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary hosts a birding walk from 8-11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. $10-$25. 348-9151 or www.corkscrew.audubon.org. Free Film Mercato screens The Nightmare before Christmas at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, on the lawn across from Silverspot. 254-1080 or www.mercatoshops.com. Live And Local The Alex Lopez Express performs at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at ArtisNaples Daniels Pavilion. 597-1900 or www.artisnaples.org. Movies That Matter The Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida screensb I Am Jane Doe at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at Temple Shalom. Free, but offerings appreciated. Reservations required. 4630 Pine Ridge Road. 263-9200 or www.holocaustmuseumswfl.org. Art Show Members of Naples Artcrafters host an arts and crafts show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Cambier Park. www.naplesartcrafters.com. Met Live Silverspot hosts a live viewing of the Metropolitan Operas production of Saint-Saens Samson et Dalila at 12:55 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. 592-0300 or www.silverspot.net. 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 www.mercatoshops.com. Chamber Concert The Naples Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra performs works by Dvorac, Poulenc, Chopin and Saint-Saens featuring pianists Christina and Michelle Noughten at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. 597-1900 or www. artisnaples.org. Dont Think Twice Bob Dylan performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers. $69-$129.50. 481-4849 or www.bbmanpah.org. 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 www.mercatoshops.com.The Elders Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary hosts a boardwalk tour of its stand of old-growth bald cypress from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 25. $10-$25. 348-9151 or www.corkscrew.audubon.org. Crabby Patties Celebrate the opening of stone crab season with the annual Stone Crab Festival, which provides music, art, family activities and lots of claws Friday through Sunday, Oct. 26-28, at Old Naples Waterfront. www.stonecrabfestival.com. Email calendar listings and highresolution photos to Lindsey Nesmith at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send Word or text documents and jpgs with time, date, location, cost and contact information. No pdfs or photos of fliers. Deadline for calendar submissions is noon Monday. No phone calls, please. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Disney on Ices Disney on Ices Mickeys Search Mickeys Search Party Party visits Germain visits Germain Arena Sept. 21-23. Arena Sept. 21-23. $22-$102. $22-$102. germainarena.com germainarena.com# SKATE IT Here Come The Mummies Here Come The Mummies performs performs at 8 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Southwest Florida at 8 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Southwest Florida Event Center. $32-$55. 11515 Bonita Event Center. $32-$55. 11515 Bonita Beach Road. Beach Road. swfleventcenter.com swfleventcenter.com9.21-23 The fifth annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest begins today and runs through Sept. 30. Featuring the songwriters behind the Nashville hits, festival events take place on Captiva Island the weekend of Sept. 21-23 before hopping to the next Lee County location. island-hopper.fortmyers-sanibel.com # STRUM IT # JAM IT Be sure youre there Be sure youre there when blues musician when blues musician Albert Castiglia Albert Castiglia scorches scorches the stage when he performs the stage when he performs selections from his latest selections from his latest album, Up All Night, at 8 album, Up All Night, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Centers for the Arts Bonita Centers for the Arts Bonita SpringsHinman Auditorium. SpringsHinman Auditorium. www.artcenterbonita.org www.artcenterbonita.org9.22
The Paradise Coastmen Chorus is offering a series of 6 weekly vocal workshops. Note To Self: TakeSINGING Lessons!When: Thursday evenings beginning Oct. 11 Through Nov. 15 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM Where: Our Sa vior Lutheran Church, 1955 Curling Ave. (behind Sams Club), Naples Cost: FREE to all men and women who want learn the fundamentals of vocal production Register: Call (239)352-6366 or log on to YouCanSingT oo.eventbrite.com Instructor: Taylor Ferranti, D.M.A, Associate Professor of Music Ave Maria University. Dr. Ferranti is an accomplished vocal pedagogue, singer, pianist, and conductor. He formally served as a tenured Associate Professor of Music at Cedarville University in Ohio. A versatile musician, he has sung leading tenor roles in opera and music theater, has served as a minister of music in several churches, and maintains a private voice studio in Naples. COLLIERMUSEUMS.COM ~Miniature Train Rides~ ~Face Painting~ ~Uncle Dans Kettle Corn~ ~Local Civic & Cultural Organizations~ ~And More!~ FREE ADMISSION! For more info, visit CollierMuseums.com or call 239-262-6525SEPT 22 11:00AM 2:00PM museum day live! C8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20-26, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYup new ways to do things. If Im with super-creative people, that can be great. If theyre not so creative, it can be difficult. I cant stop making something new out of things, except maybe The Last Chance Texaco. I think I do that the same way. The Last Chance Texaco comes from Rickie Lee Jones, her 1979 debut album. But the imagery comes from Arizona, one of the places Jones lived while growing up. Moving to Los Angeles in the 0s, Jones fell in with Chuck E. Weiss and Tom Waits, with whom she was later romantically involved. Powered by the jazz-inflected single Chuck Es in Love, b ased on her friends rumored romance, Rickie Lee Jones became a smash album, hitting number three on the Billboard albums charts, selling 1 million copies. Nominated for four Grammys, Jones took the Best New Artist Award in 1980 a time when punk/new wave was at its peak. But with her experimental mix of pop, jazz and rock, she didnt fit with the punkers any more than she did the mainstream. Ive been a little too wild for the middle of the road and Im a little too conservative for the punk rock edge. I feel like Im an odd bird. She won another Grammy for best jazz vocal for her 1990 version of Makin Whoopee and crafted a masterpiece with 1997s Ghostyhead.JONESFrom page 1 COURTESY DAVID MCCLISTER Singer Rickie Lee Jones says, Ive been a little too wild for the middle of the road and Im a little too conservative for the punk rock edge. I feel like Im an odd bird.
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GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSERegistration is open for the fifth annual Docs and Duffers golf tournament and raffle hosted by The Foundation of Collier County Medical Society. The tournament tees off at 8:45 a.m. Oct. 6, at Bonita Bay Club Naples. An awards luncheon will follow the game. Registration is $175 per person, $650 per foursome. Proceeds will benefit scholarships for students pursuing degrees in health care will help fund local health-care programs in need. A limited number of sponsorship and underwriting packages are available starting at $550. Golfers and all others can participate in tournament raffles to win TVs donated by Perfect Solutions and a variety of other prizes. For more information, call 435-7727 or visit www. ccmsfoundation.org. Toss your team in the ring for Hole Masters for Horses, the inaugural cornhole tournament to benefit Naples Therapeutic Riding Center, set for noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the center, 206 Ridge Drive. Registration is limited to the first 32 two-person teams (all men, all women or co-ed). The competition will be double elimination format with each match consisting of a single game. Games will use cancellation scoring. First team to 21 wins; team must win by 2 points. Sign up by Sept. 28 for $35; after that, its $40 (four drink tickets for each team included). Registration closes Friday, Oct. 5. Spectators will pay $5 for admission. Food trucks will be on hand. For more information, visit https://one.bidpal.net/holemasters/welcome. Bend, stretch and find your center when the David Lawrence Center Young Executives hosts beach yoga from 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Lowdermilk Park as part of its Elevate Wellness Series. The session will be led by Jennifer Khosla, founder and CEO of Lean and Green Body, which specializes in holistic nutrition, yoga and personal training. The class is open to all community members and all fitness levels. Registration is $25, with proceeds benefitting the various holistic services provided to adults residing in DLCs Crossroads inpatient detox and residential addiction treatment programs. To sign up or for information about sponsorship opportunities, call the DLC at 304-3505 or visit www.DLCYoungExecutives.com.The inaugural Pan-Florida Challenge for Hungry Kids golf tournament tees off Saturday, Oct. 20, at the TPC Treviso Bay Golf Club with a shotgun at 8:30 a.m. Registration opens at 7:30 and includes a continental breakfast, greens fees and cart, lunch, prizes, and silent auction. Registration is $125, and numerous sponsorship packages are available.The tournament is the newest event on the Pan-Florida calendar, joining its signature fundraising event, the PanFlorida Challenge Ride for Hungry Kids, a bicycle ride that originates in Naples and gives riders the choice of routes from 10 to 200 miles long. PFC is a Naples-based nonprofit dedicated to ending childhood hunger by providing nutritious, kid-friendly meal packs to 2,500 elementary school children at 37 schools and aftercare sites in seven Florida counties. To register for the golf tournament or for more information, go to www.panfloridachallenge.org. The fifth annual Chip in for DLC golf tournament to benefit the David Lawrence Center takes place Friday, Oct. 26, at Quail Creek Golf & Country Club. Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 a.m. Tee-off for the 18-hole scramble is at 1 p.m. Golfers will also be able to take part in raffles, skills challenges and a putting contest. Registration for C10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20-26, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY $10 Lasagna Night!NOODLES SATURDAY HAPPY CELEBRATEMust mention this promotion at time of visit. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Expires September 30, 2018. 1585 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 5, Naples239.592.0050 NoodlesCafe.com sunday sushi night4PM-9PMMust mention this promotion at time of visit. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Expires September 30, 2018. DINE IN ONLY 25% OFF ENTIRE SUSHI MENU Available In Any Dollar Amount, Theyre the PERFECT GIFT For Any Event! Visit the Rib City in your Neighborhood Today! Find a Location & View Our Menu at www.ribcity.com 239.592.4784www.blackforestnaples.comVoted Best German Food 2015, 2016 and 2017 Great German Wines & Beer on Tap Free Strudel with Dinner Tues & Sun OUR SCHNITZEL FEST IS BACK $ 16 Let us cater your Oktoberfest party! Lose up to 30 pounds in 30 days!Naples Weight Loss & Wellbeing *Must call before 9/27/18 and mention Florida Weekly when booking to receive offer ($699 value). $199Offer Includes: Complete comprehensive review of lean vs. fat body mass, 30-day diet supplements + (3) Laser-Lipo treatments & B-12END OF SUMMER SPECIAL 239-596-1896 NaplesWeightLoss.com5644 Tavilla Circle, Suite 203, Naples, FL 34110(Corner of I-75 & Immokalee Rd) SEE GET OUT, C20
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C12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20-26, 2018 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY ARTS COMMENTARYTolstoy y amor: Anna in the Tropics sizzles at Lab TheaterBooks are wonderfully dangerous things. Reading one can have the effect of a Molotov cocktail thrown into the middle of your life or heart. Books can change your mind, the way you think about something. They can change your life. Which is why dictators are so procensorship; they dont want you to see anything except the way they present it. Books can make people ask questions. In Anna in the Tropics, a small group of Cuban-Americans find themselves changed by the words of Tolstoys Anna Karenina. Though the classic novel is set in 19th century snow-covered Russia, its universal themes of love, jealousy and longing speak to the hearts of these Latinos living in 1929 in the sub-tropics of Ybor City in Tampa. Playwright Nilo Cruz knits the two together in this Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which the Lab Theater is presenting bilingually. A screen above the stage translates all English to Spanish and vice versa. (A tip: If youre not bilingual enough to ignore the screen, dont sit in the front rows; otherwise, youll have to crane your neck to see the words.) Anna in the Tropics is the first play of the Labs 10th season. Its also the first production with new seating, on risers, in the space. The play opens with two scenarios: a group of loud, boisterous men betting on cock fights, with the owner of a cigar factory on a losing streak, and a trio of women a mother and her daughters at the docks, awaiting the arrival of the new lector, the man who will read to the cigar rollers as they toil in the factory. When Juan Julian (David Pimentel) shows up as the lector, the women are flustered. With his impeccable grooming and manners, Mr. Pimentels Juan Julian strikes a romantic figure. Hes charming without being smarmy. Both sisters immediately fall in love with him. His very presence at the factory disturbs some of the men, especially Cheche (Ronaldo Chico Guido) and Palomo (Miguel Cintron), both of whom already have their share of women problems. Mr. Cintrons hapless Palomo is having an affair. His marriage to Conchita (Carmen Rivera), elder daughter of the factory owners, is falling apart, but he feels impotent to fix it. The actors portrayal is a nuanced one, and he skillfully makes us feel empathy for his character. Mr. Guidos Cheche is a half-brother to the factory owner patriarch but, like anyone with just a little bit of power or authority, he overreaches his role and struts around as if he owns the place. He is against having a lector in the factory, though the workers like it as it helps pass the time while they do their repetitive work of handrolling cigars. Cheche is a hothead, but Mr. Guido plays him at full-blast throughout the play. I wish director Annette Trossbach had pulled him back a little. The later scenes would have been more powerful if wed seen Cheche simmering and building to a boil, rather than full-volume angry all the time. His character and, to a smaller extent, Mr. Cintrons, show the sad results of men destroying what they dont understand and cant control. Anna in the Tropics not only deals with affairs of the heart but with change in general: the old ways vs. the new ways, handmade versus machine-made. Mr. Pimentel caused the audience to laugh with his horror at the flatness of Florida. He also has some interesting comments about city life. He definitely believes in the old ways. Santiago (Isaac Osin), the patriarch, is a comic figure, especially when hes nursing a hangover, but its his wife, Ofelia (Grace Delvalle-Hernandez), who almost steals the show. Girlish and giddy, with a sparkle in her eyes, Ofelia provides much comic relief, especially when she gets a little tipsy. She lights up the stage every time she steps onto it, and Id love to see her in more shows. Their daughters are Conchita (Ms. Rivera), whos married to Palomo, and Marela (Chloe Tsai), a romantic teenager whos very taken with the stories she hears. Both characters have a crush on the new lector; both actors are very strong in their roles. Theyre trapped by their circumstances, but its Conchita who has the strength to try to break out of them. Ms. Rivera presents us with a complex woman whose life and marriage has become mundane and boring. Ms. Tsais character falls in love with Anna Karenina, who harbors the romantic fantasies of a young girl who has been shielded from the world. These two are believable as sisters. Abe Hernandez, Dan Hernandez and Dr. Ernesto Lasso de la Vega are also part of this cast. The set a brick-walled factory with oversized opaque windows and rows of tobacco leaves hanging from the back wall is one of the Lab Theaters more adventurous ones. In a nice touch, the space becomes festive and colorful when paper lanterns are hung for a party. The men wear Guayabera shirts, and the women wear floral patterned 1920s dresses. One woman even considers bobbing her hair, a very bold move. Ms. Trossbach assembled a bilingual cast for this play and in doing so has also introduced us to some actors we havent previously seen on the Lab stage. Shes chosen well, and with producing Anna has raised the bar for the types of plays her theater presents. Sometimes the staging seems a little formal, with actors stepping forward and saying their lines to the audience, rather than to each other. I think some scenes would feel more natural if the actors would ignore the audience and interact among themselves, rather than stepping out of the action as if giving a speech. Mr. Cruzs lyrical dialogue is like musical waves of words that wash over us. He cleverly weaves together Tolstoy with early 20th century Cuban-American culture and entwines them both with the secret longings of our own hearts. Anna in the Tropics>> When: through Sept. 30 >> Where: The Laboratory Theater of Florida, 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers >> Cost: $28, $25 for military and those 65 and older, $10 for students >> Info: 218-0481 or www.laboratorytheater orida.com nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com David Pimental plays Juan Julian and Carmen Rivera plays Conchita in Anna in the Tropics.
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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 N N WINGERS BU BUF FAL AL O C O HIC C KE 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 $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 h o o i i i c c e e 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! 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Zia, then a member of the Pakistani team, got to four hearts as shown, and West started with the K-A-Q of spades, dummy ruffing the third spade with the heart four. Zia could see that a successful trump finesse would greatly aid his cause, and he also realized that West did not have to have the queen of hearts for his opening bid. Nevertheless, at trick four Zia crossed to the club queen, led a low heart and finessed the ten. The heart ace was followed by a club to the ace and the heart king, felling Wests queen and giving South 10 tricks four hearts, four clubs, the diamond ace and a spade ruff in dummy. How did Zia know West had the heart queen? The answer is that he didnt, but he had good reasons for playing as he did. First, Wests spade continuation at trick three, forcing dummy to ruff, made it seem that he was trying to protect a potential trump trick. Second, finessing against West was the better technical play. It would bring in the entire suit if West had started with Q-x or Q-x-x, while a finesse against East would pick up the suit without loss only if he had started with Q -x-x. Third, if the finesse lost to East, West would then become marked with the diamond king for his opening bid, giving declarer his contract with the aid of a subsequent diamond finesse. And so, a lot more thought went into Zias successful guess than might appear at first glance, which is usually the case when a player of his caliber guesses correctly. CELEBRATING OUR 80TH ANNIVERSARY 141 TAMIAMI TRAIL NORTH, NAPLES 239.261.7157 WYNNSONLINE.COM Dare Assorted Crackers 8 ounce 2 for $5.00Must present coupon. While supplies last. Good through 10/4/18.Donna Paula Los Cardos Malbec 750mlFREE with $50 Grocery orderMust present coupon. While supplies last. Good through 10/4/18.Coconut Macaroons 5 for a $1.00Must present coupon. While supplies last. 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C22 WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20-26, 2018 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY INTRODUCING OUR THREE COURSE $32 SUMMER MENU INCLUDES GLASS OF HOUSE WINE OR BEER authentic lebanese cuisine by chef Rachid kareemskitchen.com | 239.315.4167 | 4270 Tamiami Trail E, Naples express lunch menu now available! 21SpicesDining.com 239.919.8830 4270 Tamiami Trail E #21, Naples ENTREE FREE Naples Best Kept Secret... 403 Bayfront Place 239.435.9353 stgermainsteakhouse.com firstname.lastname@example.org SUMMER HOURS TUES-SUN 4:00-9:00PM TWO COURSE DINNER $30 PER PERSON LITE SUMMER MENU INCLUDES : MIXED FIELD GREENS SALAD OR CLASSIC CAESAR SALAD PER PERSON & BOTTLE OF WINE PER COUPLE WITH YOUR CHOICE OF: PRIME BEEF TENDERLOIN BROCHETTES 8OZ PRIME CENTER CUT IOWA BEEF NEW YORK STRIP STEAK COLD WATER NORTH ATLANTIC SALMON OVEN ROASTED AIRLINE CHICKEN BREAST FRESH HERB-CRUSTED BAKED COLD WATER NORTH ATLANTIC COD FISHERMANS STEW BEEF STROGANOFF CUISINE NEWSAspiring culinarians will be lining up for the fourth annual Foodie Camp Naples, so be sure to book your session soon. The event offers 90-minute cooking classes with local top chefs Oct. 15-25, and host restaurants also offer students a meal, wine and a chance to win a gift certificate and apron. Classes are $50 and proceeds will benefit the culinary program at St. Matthews House. Take a look at this years lineup to see which chef is cooking up something good: Alexander Bernard 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15 Alexanders 4077 Tamiami Trail N. Brian & Nicole Roland noon on Monday, Oct. 15 Crave Culinaire/Venue Naples 13240 Tamiami Trail N. Jesse Housman 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 Bistro 821 821 Fifth Ave. S. Tony Ridgway 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 Ridgway Bar & Grill 1300 Third St. S. Seth Berman 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 Noodles Italian Caf & Sushi Bar Lisa Boet 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 Chez Boet 755 12th Ave. S. Justin Carlisi 11 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 Barbatella 1290 Third St. S. Jeanne Harvey 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 The Real Macaw 3275 Bayshore Drive Adam Nardis 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 M Waterfront Grille 4300 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. Thomas Nutten 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 La Moraga 3936 Tamiami Trail S. Take Note:Sea Salt offers a 2012 Vintage Blind Wine Tasting, where guests will enjoy a four-course meal to accompany the wines at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25. Dishes include foie gras mousse, scallops and pork, butter-po ached salmon and St. Honore cake. $95. 1186 Third St. S. 434-7258 or www.seasaltnaples.com. To honor National Bees Knees Week, a celebration initiated by Caledonia Spirits to recognize the significance of bees in local food systems and support the next generation of beekeepers, Agave will serve up a specialty cocktail highlighting the companys Bar Hill Signature Honey Gin from Tuesday through Sunday, Sept. 25-30. Proceeds from sales of The Honey Badger (honey gin, cinnamon-raisin honey syrup, lemon and lime) will support The Bee Cause Projects initiative to install beehives in schools. 2380 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 598-3473 or www.agavenaples.com. Dagnys Spirits hosts a free wine and liquor tasting from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27. 15205 Collier Blvd. 384-9241 or www.dagnysspirits.com. Starting Saturday, Sept. 22, The French will offer a week of French cider specials to showcase Normandys second highest export, apples. On the menu are apple salad (bacon, candied walnuts, truffle cheese with cider-brown butter vinaigre tte), ro asted pork tenderloin (Brussel sprouts, cauliflower crme and cider gastrique), apple-currant bundt cake with bourbon-cider glaze and the Buffalo Soldier cocktail ( Buffalo Trace bourbon, apple, mint, Peychaud and strawberry syrup.) 365 Fifth Ave. S. 3154019 or www.thefrenchnaples.com. Barbatella hosts a four-course wine dinner featuring vintages from the Piedmont region of Italy at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26. Dishes include citrus-cured trout, chocolate agnolotti with braised rabbit, lamb lollipops with sage-pine nut crust, grilled filet mignon, and raspberry-ricotta cheesecake. $95, reservations required. 1290 Third St. S. 263-1955 or www.barb atellanaples.com. 21 Spices hosts a three-course dinner with a raffle and henna artist to raise money to support flood victims in Kerala at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4. $32, reservations required. 4270 Tamiami Trail E. 919-8830 or www.21spicesdining.com. Bonefish Grill at Naples Bay Resort offers a four-course, prix-fixe Ocean Mixed Grill dinner through Sunday, Sept. 30 featuring entrees like woodgrilled Atlantic salmon, Caribbean cobia and shrimp and scallop skewers. $49. 1500 Fifth Ave. S. 417-1212 or www.bonefishgrill.com.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20-26, 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 The Only Naples Restaurant Where Fresh Seafood is Flown in Daily From New England! 4221 East Tamiami Trail Naples billssteakandseafood.com 239.455.5111Specials good from September 20-26, 2018. Lobster prices subject to change without notice. Please call for pricing. Apply With-InALL POSTITIONSNight & Weekends included 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 Mon-Wed 3pm-9pm Thurs-Sun 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 thru Thursday $24.99Twin one pound Maine lobsters with corn on the cobSaturday & Sunday $28.99Twin one pound Maine lobsters with corn on the cob LIVE ENTERTAINMENTSun-Thu 6-9pm Fri-Sat 6:30-9:30pm Joey Fiato Friday The Consecutones Take Two Bill Colletti Rosetta StoneHELP WANTED CUISINE REVIEWAsif vs. Flay: Naples chef battles a legend BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.comLocal chef and owner of 21 Spices, Asif Syed, will be featured in Beat Bobby Flays 17th season episode titled Chop of the Mornin to Ya on the Food Network. Scheduled to air at 10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, and 1 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, Syed will compete with another competitor and the international acclaimed Chef Bobby Flay. This is definitely a highlight of my career. Being featured on national TV and competing with one of the best chefs was a great challenge and feels like recognition of the hard work my team and I have done in the past years, Chef Syed said. I feel honored that I was able to not only represent Southwest Florida but also my hometown Hyderabad, India, on such a large stage. Chef Syed is not able to reveal too much about the show though he believes that his appearance has left quite an impression on Chef Flay. I know that it was quite a challenge for him as well. He was forced to get out of his comfort zone and I am sure it was not the curry which made him sweat, said Chef Syed jokingly.After opening 21 Spices in 2015, Chef Syeds profile in Naples has only grown, and now the largest dining scene in the country has taken notice of his native cuisine. Touted by The Food Network as one of the top Indian chefs in the U.S. due to his knowledge and skills in advanced Indian cuisine, Chef Syed participated in the networks NYC Wine & Food Festival Grand Tasting in October 2017, but it wasnt the first time he was recognized as a master Indian chef he was also named Curry King at the 2013 and 2015 Tampa Bay International Curry Festivals when he took the top spot twice. Previous appearances on the Food Network include a 2015 episode of Guys Grocery Games and a 2016 appearance on Cutthroat Kitchen. Read on to discover everything that went in to creating this all-star chef Neapolitans have the privilege to call their own. What is your culinary background? I started working in the famous Dum Pukht restaurant as a trainee at Sheraton Hotel in Hyderabad, India after graduating bachelors degree in hotel management and catering technology. This is where I learnt the art of Indian cooking with the best chef in India, Imtiaz Qureshi. Later I moved to Cyprus to do my advanced degree in culinary arts and while studying I was also working at the famous Shalimar Indian Restaurant in Nicosia. After two years, I came to Marco Island to do my culinary internship at Marriott Marco Island. After two years, I was hired by Hilton Marco Island as their sous chef and after two years I became the executive chef and that journey lasted for 12 years. How were you inspired to become a chef? My Mom and Dad inspired me to be chef, I learned Moms recipes in the kitchen and dad inspired me to go culinary school. What brought you to Naples? I was on Marco Island for 16 years and my dream of opening an Indian restaurant brought me to Naples. Your bio says that you learned to bridge the gap between classic techniques of European cuisine and the exotic flavors of your home cuisine. Was it difficult? What was the biggest challenge? It was not difficult. I consider the classic techniques of European cuisine to be very useful for my basic career foundation. I love the Indian techniques of incorporating spices. What kind of food were you cooking at the Hilton? Modern American and International Food, but I had lot Indian influence on my menus. I did many traditional Indian weddings at Hilton for many years and I was also famous for my Indian cooking classes and Indian-themed dinners. Why did you decide to open an innovative Indian restaurant instead of sticking with traditional preparations and presentations? I have not seen innovative Indian restaurant in Florida. I wanted to keep the traditional recipes as they are, but present them with a modern, fresh look in a contemporary setup. Naples never had a go-to Indian restaurant. Why do you think that was the case and how did you decide to fill the gap? Yes, I agree. Part of the problem is people are not aware of Indian cuisine like people are in big cities. I always had a dream of owning my own restaurant and my love for Indian food made me fill the vacuum we had in Naples restaurants. Which dishes are you particularly proud of? Im very proud of all my Tandoori barbecues and naan breads, which comes from authentic Indian Clay oven. Im also proud of biryani rice, which comes from my city in India. What do you find challenging? My main challenge is choosing exactly the right spices for every individuals palate and taste. Who or what are your greatest culinary influences? The legendary Indian chef called Imtiaz Quereshi, who is a very wellknown chef in India. What has been one of your favorite culinary experiences? My favorite culinary experience was cooking at Fairmont Mayakoba in Mexico for an Indian wedding. It lasted four days and was very challenging because it was a new country with language barrier. But we did great and served many high dignitaries from around the world. What are your favorite culinary resources (books, blogs, etc.)? How do you keep your dishes relevant? I have a very old, ancient cookbook that was passed down from my grandfather to my father. My dad has given me that recipe book. It has very old recipes and techniques for blending spices.
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CALL 866-657-2300 TO SCHEDULE YOUR SHOWING! #1CENTURY 21 IN THE STATE OF FLORIDAMAKING DREAMS COME TRUE!SEARCH OVER 550 HOME & LOT LISTINGS! C21SUNBELT.COM Call 866-657-2300 4 Bedroom Upgraded HomeStunning 4 bedroom home with great room, formal dining room, laundry room, spacious kitchen, and screened lanai.$235,0001-866-657-2300 800LE034979. LEHIGH ACRES Single Family HomeVery well maintained 3/2/2 built in 2006, fenced with 2 storage sheds. Windows and sliders have manual shutters.$230,0001-866-657-2300 800LE038238. LABELLE Investor SpecialGulf access southern exposure 3 bed 2 bath home. Need some TLC and it can be yours!$219,9991-866-657-2300 800CC050000. CAPE CORAL Whiskey Creek Villa, Located on a Beautiful Corner LotThis spacious villa has been well maintained and features an oversized tiled screen lanai.$219,9001-866-657-2300 800CC052393. FORT MYERS Beautiful End Unit Town Home with NO HOA Fees2 story, waterfront townhome with your own private dock and access to most of the fresh water lakes in SE Cape.$219,0001-866-657-2300 800CC053430. CAPE CORAL 3 Bed/2 Bath w/Pool Great PricePerfect find for a family, first time home buyer or investor. Open Lanai w/pool is perfect spot for entertaining.$212,0001-866-657-2300 800FM040750. FORT MYERS Spacious NW Cape HomeSplit floor plan with over 1600 sqft under air. Newer a/c and screened lanai under truss. Carpet and tile floors.$209,0001-866-657-2300 800CC046573. CAPE CORAL Lake and Golf ViewsGreat views from this 1st floor carriage home in Colonial Country Club. Many upgrades including tile throughout.$205,0001-866-657-2300 800FM051858. FORT MYERS Good Square Footage and a Huge LanaiGreat floor plan with over 1800 sqft of living. A monster large Lanai Fire pit for outdoor entertaining.$204,9001-866-657-2300 800CC053696. CAPE CORAL Ultra Modern Beachwalk CondoCompletely remodeled condo close to the beach in prime location.$199,9001-866-657-2300 800CC052814. FORT MYERS Beautiful 3/2 in the Heart of CharlotteGreat family home, 3 bed 2 bath. 2 car garage. fenced in yard. Lot's of room to entertain.$179,9001-866-657-2300 800CH401022. PORT CHARLOTTE Beautiful View Close to Downtown Fort MyersStunning view and great location. Spacious 2 bed/2 bath condo is located in North Fort Myers and minutes from downtown.$179,9001-866-657-2300 800FM001355. NORTH FORT MYERS One of a Kind, Don't Let this One Pass You ByThis beautiful home boast 10ft ceilings, crown molding, solid counter tops, upgraded cabinets, wood floors.$179,9001-866-657-2300 800LE053782. LEHIGH ACRES Gulf Access 10 Minutes to the HarborVery cozy 2 bedroom 1 bath home with concrete seawall and 6,000 boat lift.$169,9001-866-657-2300 800CH249459. PORT CHARLOTTE The Seller Has Priced to SellA beautiful well designed Adams home Built in 2006, a new roof was installed in April of 2018.$184,5001-866-657-2300 800LE052690. LEHIGH ACRES 3 Bed/2 Bath, Conveniently Located & Move In ReadySplit bedroom floor plan, laminated floors, Granite counter tops, Lanai, plus a small office, with water softener system.$182,0001-866-657-2300 800FM049934. LEHIGH ACRES Kelly Greens Lake View Condo with GarageWell maintained condo in Kelly Greens with all new paint outside and new plants rocks in all courtyard-all assessments.$179,9501-866-657-2300 800FM067627. FORT MYERS Make it YoursLocated in popular neighborhood conveniently located between the Cape and MidPoint bridges.$179,9001-866-657-2300 800CC049360. CAPE CORAL Beautiful 3 Bed/2 Bath in Quiet NE Cape Coral LocationGreat for first time home buyer or investment property. Priced to sell fast! Make your appointment today!$199,9001-866-657-2300 800CC048435. CAPE CORAL Great Buy on River Access HomeDon't miss this opportunity to own a river access home with no bridges.$189,2001-866-657-2300 800LE049887. NORTH FORT MYERS 2 Bed/2 Bath 1382 sqft Bay Harbor Club CondoSplendid sunset views from this immaculately maintained condo! No other unit in this 55+ community has that WOW factor!$185,0001-866-657-2300 800FM048950. NORTH FORT MYERS Best Buy in Lehigh House Has it All Corner LotCharming kitchen w/stainless steel appliances & pantry, laminate floor & fully tiled screened lanai is a bonus.$185,0001-866-657-2300 800FM053100. LEHIGH ACRES
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