www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com Vol. III, No. 3 FREEFALL 2018 Changes on TapNew general manager is excited about whats instore at Table & Tap. A24 Doctor in the housePrimary care physicians coming to Babcock in December. A22 Out and aboutThe grand opening of the new Babcock Neighborhood School. A32 CURVESEE GOLF, A14 BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@babcockranchtelegraph.comSouthwest Florida is a golf mecca, but plans for a course in the town of Babcock Ranch have been absent. Until now. As it turns out, town developer Kitson & Partners is permitted for at least 54 holes here. And 18 of them are now filled. Lennar Corporation, one of the countrys largest homebuilders, has announced plans for a golf and country club community on Lake Babcock just north of downtown. Babcock National at Babcock Ranch will include a private entrance to hundreds of condominiums and estate homes, a country club restaurant, pool, bar and a championship golf course by architect Gordon Lewis. While the new neighborhood is still in the initial design phase, Lennar is moving forward quickly and plans to have homes available for sale starting in the first quarter of 2019. Its still in the infant stages, the planning, but it will be similar to many of the country clubs Lennar has done in Southwest Florida, said Dave Meyers, Lennars director of operations in the region, which includes Lakewood National in Bradenton and Treviso Bay Naples. Babcock National will be similar in concept, from the style of homes to the golf and country club lifestyle of those communities. Although its too early to name the exact size of the community, Mr. Meyers said there could be 900-1,100 homes on hundreds of acres. The golf course will be semi-private, meaning that Babcock National neighborn the last day of summer, a whimsical looking, 12-passenger shuttle rolled up to the Babcock Neighborhood School. When the doors opened, five wide-awake young people stepped into the first day of a new world. The calendar date was Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. Nothing like that had ever occurred before, either at the K-7 school starting its second year at Babcock Ranch or anywhere else. It was only a shuttle and they were only a few kids, but it was the first time on the planet with a population of roughly 7.3 billion humans that students had ever arrived for school in a vehicle with no driver, officials said.Babcock National will follow builders country club modelLennar teed up to bring golf to BabcockBABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPH COURTESY IMAGEBabcock National golf and country club community on Lake Babcock will be similar in concept to Lennars Bonita National golf and country club. Babcock Neighborhood School. Babcock Neighborhood School was named the top performing elementary school in Charlotte County. SEE SCHOOL, A8 Babcock Neighborhood School: Where a passion for learning thrives PHOTOS BY VANDY MAJOR / BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPH BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@babcockranchtelegraph.comO Babcock Neighborhood School houses 338 students in grades K through 7.Project-based learning is a vehicle for delivery, with handson, thoughtprovoking experiences for the students. Shannon Treece, Principal, Babcock Neighborhood School
A2 FALL 2018 www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com BABCOCK RANCH PublisherPason Gaddispgaddis@floridaweekly.comEditorCindy Piercecpierce@floridaweekly.comEditorial AdvisorLaura Kellerlkeller@kitsonpartners.comPresentation EditorEric Raddatzeraddatz@floridaweekly.comContributing WritersEvan Williams, Roger Williams, Glenn Miller, Katie EganPhotographerVandy MajorProduction ManagerAlisa Bowman email@example.comGraphic DesignersChris Andruskiewicz Paul Heinrich Linda Iskra Meg Roloff Scott SleeperCirculation ManagerTara Rosheimtara.firstname.lastname@example.orgAccount ExecutivesAngela Schivinskiangela@floridaweekly.comGail Dingeegdingee@floridaweekly.comMichele Foleymfoley@floridaweekly.comOperations ManagerKelli CaricoPublished by Florida Media Group LLC4300 Ford Street, Suite 105 Fort Myers, Florida 33916Phone: 239.333.2135 Want to experience the great outdoors? Make Curry Creek Outfitters your first stop BY KATIE EGANBabcock Telegraph correspondentCurry Creek Outfitters is the hub of healthy activities at Babcock Ranch. This is the place people can come and get the knowledge they want including the locations of the hiking and biking paths, Mike Serfozo, retail shops manager for the community, said. This is the hub. They come see us and then go out and enjoy the community. In addition to learning everything they need to know about hiking and biking at Babcock, visitors to Curry Creek Outfitters can rent Sunfish sailboats, zero-emission pedal/ electric boats, surrey bikes, rowboats, kayaks and fishing poles. The four-wheel covered surrey bikes are the most popular rental, Mr. Serfozo said. Families just love them. Curry Creek Outfitters also operates a 22-foot sightseeing Duffy electric boat that takes visitors out on Lake Babcock for 25-minute educational tours. Starting this month, free tours are offered seven days a week. Groups of six to 12 people can book the whole boat for a sunset cruise if they pay $15 per person in advance. You see things that you cant see by land, Mr. Serfozo said about a ride on the electric boat. Its just a different point of view. Its fun. For example, you cant get to the back of Babcock Ranch by car or bike because its still under construction, but you can see it from the boat tour. Babcock is also becoming a popular fishing spot, Mr. Serfozo said. They hear about us and come out and find they can catch a 5to 8-pound bass. Any avid fisherman is likely to get hooked on that. Since Babcock Ranch is still partially under construction, published maps have recently been made available to outline where people can and cannot fish. In addition to exposing a lot of people to fishing, Mr. Serfozo said he has introduced many customers to kayaking. To go kayaking at a lot of places, its expensive, he said. But here, its $10 like pocket change. So, Im helping a lot of people get in the game of kayaking and fishing. And the prices make it all worth it. Buoys were recently put in the lake to mark distances. So, if you want to go exactly .5 miles, you just have to follow them. The complete course on the 300-acre lake is 2 miles long. Curry Creek Outfitters also puts on many family-friendly events. The next Full Moon Hike is set for Thursday, Oct. 25 Family Fishing Day is set for Saturday, Nov. 10. Mr. Serfozo said a couple things that set Curry Creek Outfitters apart are its highquality apparel and various items bearing the Babcock Ranch logo. Its not very expensive, he said. My goal isnt to make a ton of money. Its to get the Babcock Ranch brand out. There is a huge emphasis on UV clothing as well. After all, we are in the Sunshine State. In addition to clothing and outdoor essen-SEE CURRY CREEK, A13 VANDY MAJOR / BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPHVisitors to Curry Creek Outfitters can rent Sunfish sailboats, zero-emission pedal/electric boats, surrey bikes, rowboats, kayaks and fishing poles. Henderson Franklin Starnes & Holt, P.A.henlaw.com 239.344.1100Fort Myers Bonita Springs Naples ESTATE PLANNING Helping Communities, Businesses and Individuals Since 1924.At the intersection of planning and peace of mind.While death and nal arrangements can be difcult to discuss, having your wishes properly documented is crucial to protect the ones you leave behind. We guide our clients through a range of signicant life events impacting estate plans, from births, marriages, divorces, second marriages, and guardianships to family business succession planning, trusts, and probate litigation. Let us advocate your interests as weve done for our clients for more than 90 years. Ronald A. EisenbergFlorida Bar Board Certied in Wills, Trusts and Estates Marcie CharlesLL.M. TaxationErnest H. HatchFlorida Bar Board Certied in Wills, Trusts and EstatesChristopher G. PriceLL.M. Taxation Eric GurgoldFlorida Bar Board Certied in Wills, Trusts and Estates LL.M. Taxation
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BABCOCK RANCH EVENTSHeres whats coming up on the ranch. For more information, follow Babcock Ranch on Facebook or visit www.babcockranch.com.COMMUNITY GARDEN9:30-11 a.m., Saturdays, Oct. 13-Nov. 10 Kids soccer camp, $40 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 13 HOA Community Garden earth box eventHEALTHY LIFE CENTER9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10 Zumba strong instructor training 10-11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 22 Overnight Oats: Get Your Grains 6-7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 29 Lee Physician Group Meet & Greet CURRY CREEK OUTFITTERFriday, Oct. 19-Sunday, Oct. 21 Free Rental Weekend 7:15-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25 Full moon walk 6-7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 Sunset Cruise on Lake Babcock 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Nov. 10 Family Fishing Day 4:45-5:45 p.m., Friday Dec. 7 Sunset Cruise on Lake BabcockLAKE BABCOCK10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 Babcock Ranch Paddle Battle (College Life), registration requiredTHE LAKEHOUSE6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23 HOA resident educational event with Bill Hammond 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8 HOA resident educational event: Landscaping 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 15 HOA resident educational event: Gingerbread housesFOUNDERS SQUARE9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily through Oct. 31 Pumpkin patch 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20Zumbathon party in pink on the great lawn7:30-9:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 27 Trick or Trot 5K, registration required 6-9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27 Family movie night: Hocus Pocus 6-8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27 Second annual Halloween Trunk or Treat 6-8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 Second annual Holiday Tree Lighting 7:30-9:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 8 Jingle Bell 5K and 10K, registration required 6-9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8 Family movie night: Polar ExpressHATCHERY6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30 Cocktails & CanvasSLATERS GOODS & PROVISIONS 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 Outdoor Produce Market 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Oct .20 Oktoberfest Beer Tasting 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10 Outdoor Produce Market 2-4 p.m., Saturday, Nov 10 Slaters Thanksgiving Cooking Event 2-4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8 Slaters Holiday Cocktail Recipes 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15 Outdoor Produce MarketTABLE & TAP6:30-9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18 Oktoberfest Beer Dinner 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14 Blues & Brews Brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21 Oktoberfest Brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, Oct .28 Blues & Brews Brunch A6 FALL 2018 www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com BABCOCK RANCH 10.20 10.13 Zumbathon10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 Zumbathon party in pink on the great lawn Kids Soccer 9:30-11 a.m., Saturdays, Oct. 13-Nov. 10 Kids soccer camp, $40Thru-10.31 Pumpkin patch 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily through Oct. 31 Pumpkin patch at Babcock Ranch Welcome to Timeless Florida Living THE CAMDEN 3 BEDROOM WITH DEN, 2.5 BATH 2,029 SQUARE FEET | BASE MODEL PRICING STARTS AT $419,000 239.344.8221 | Visit us at: FoxPremierBuilders.com PHASE ONE: LIVE NEAR DOWNTOWN SHOPPING, DINING AND ENTERTAINMENT LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS MODEL AT: FOXPREMIERBUILDERS.COM/THE-CAMDEN/ MODEL HOME NOW OPEN DAILY!
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A8 FALL 2018 www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com BABCOCK RANCHWhile that in itself is exciting for many, its only one of several exciting firsts at Babcock Ranch. Its the first solar-powered town in America. And its the first community in the region to open a new school one year, with no state-mandated grade, and win an A grade in the Florida Standard Assessment ratings the next year. BNS, now with 338 students, was also named the top performing elementary school of the 10 in Charlotte County, with third-graders outperforming all other county schools in the English language arts test of the Florida Standard Assessment. What makes that even more remarkable, said Principal Shannon Treece, a veteran educator who moved to the school from a charter school in Lee County, is that a number of them were identified as students at risk of not passing the state tests required to get to the fourth grade. That was at the beginning of the year, and it changed radically. Every student moved on and up because of a motivated faculty and project-based learning. The faculty, said Ms. Treece, are the rockstars of their profession. Im so proud of them and the students. They make the magic happen in these classrooms. Many of us come from places where not only the curriculum was dictated, but how you would teach it every day was marked out. Not at BNS, where project-based learning is part of the flexibility instructors have to teach the state-required curriculum in any way they choose, as long as the principal agrees. For teachers and students alike, it inspires creativity and energy. I was teaching in a Title 1 elementary, fifth grade, and I was losing my gig feeling like Im not making a difference why am I here? said Shanon Admire, a BNS sixth-grade teacher with eight years of experience. She moved to a STEM-teaching program in a Lee County school and liked it enough to hang on. But she was still not committed to teaching as a lifetime vocation. At one point I was nearly in that one-tofive-year drop-out statistic for my profession (Florida teachers last only five years on average before finding another profession, state numbers show). So coming here was absolutely the best decision of my life, Ms. Admire said. I love teaching again. I feel myself saying I could retire at this. Part of the joy and the hard work are projects that range across subjects. Each project has a driving question that students and teachers shape, and then try to answer with the project. Project-based learning is a vehicle for delivery, with hands-on, thought-provoking experiences for the students, Ms. Treece explained.Seizing the opportunityOne project last year, for example, involved students who said, I wish we could just go outside and ride bikes sometimes, its so pretty. That happened to be Ms. Admires sixthgrade math students, who sat in their classroom with the big windows looking out over Founders Square and watched people bicycling past, all day every day. I told them, We have to have content, do school stuff, math so HOW could we make bicycle riding about that? And they took off, talking fractions, converting inches and feet to miles. One boy said at first he thought 6 kilometers must be about 20 miles, Ms. Admire said. So I said, Were small enough here that people could bring bikes to school and ride around Babcock. They went to the principal, Ms. Treece, with a proposal: to work out the distance 6 kilometers, which wasnt arbitrary by looking at aerial maps of Babcock and marking not only precise distances but creating a route that kept them out of construction areas. Finally, they started riding. But the driving question that every project must have was this: How as Babcock students can we engage in healthy living? In language arts class, the students were reading the book A Long Way to Water and learned the average distance some children in struggling countries must walk to get just a drink of fresh water is 6 kilometers, or about 3.7 miles. They didnt stop there. So we partnered with an organization that puts clean water wells in the villages of challenged countries, Ms. Treece said. Our kids got sponsored to ride bikes in a 6K, and we raised money to help build those wells. But it almost didnt happen. The principal told the class theyd have to think about a variety of things before they rode, and report back to her in two weeks. When the report came in sloppy, she gave them 24 hours to answer questions or drop the whole project. They answered the questions.Back in kindergartenKindergarten teacher Rachel Crawford, meanwhile, let her students watch the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam live feed, broadcast from Cape Coral by Pritchett Real Estate, and soon the children had a real project going. We did kindergarten skills where theyre grading sentences. And we had an eagle cam journal, and wrote our observations. Maybe theyd write one sentence. We collected data, Ms. Crawford said. But, again, it didnt stop there. Next thing you know, the eagles laid eggs. That got us talking about it it was a real, genuine thing the students had, Ms. Crawford said. For fun we went outside and built a giant eagles nest. You can talk about shapes and size what did (the eagles) do first, and next and last. The kids had to work together. People use glue but what do birds do? They use mud. So the kids used mud.When such kids take state exams, they do wellThis year Ms. Crawford is teaching first graders at BNS, the same children she taught last year. Theyre going to expand their eagle project, and this time, she said, They might be writing two sentences as first graders, comparing and contrasting. And well look at other birds native to Florida on Babcock, and research them. Mrs. Crawfords son is now a seventh grader who did the bike project with Ms. Admire last year. Ms. Admire has two children, a kindergartner and a second grader, at BNS. When they get ready to go home to Cape Coral after a day at school, They cry, she said. Sometimes they dont want to go home. None of this surprises Syd Kitson, chairman and CEO of Kitson & Partners who founded the town. Babcock Ranch is a town where learning is a passion, he said in a press release about the extraordinary A rating for the new school. The innovative curriculum allowed us to attract truly outstanding teachers who are inspiring the next generation of leaders and innovators. (They) will grow up at Babcock Ranch. SCHOOLFrom page 1VANDY MAJOR / BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPH Babcock Neighborhood School was the first in the region to open a new school one year, with no state-mandated grade, and win an A grade in the Florida Standard Assessment ratings the next year.
BABCOCK RANCH www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com FALL 2018 A9Babcocks driverless shuttle another first BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@babcockranchtelegraph.comIf youre a parent with young kids, you might think, No way! You might think you would never take your children to a bus stop and put them on a vehicle that had get this no driver. Just a GPS brain and a laser-sight system on each of four tires said to see like radar, 360 degrees around the vehicle, which carries a safety attendant, monitored cameras and computer systems that can anticipate every traffic possibility, stop on a dime and keep riders safe. Yes, you might opt out. But you also might want to rethink that decision. It happened quietly and in comfort and safety for the first time on the planet Earth on Friday, Sept. 21, officials say not in Asia, Europe, Central or South America or Australia. It happened at Babcock Ranch (North America). A driverless shuttle picked up and delivered five kids from a neighborhood bus stop to Babcock Neighborhood School, a Charlotte County charter school with 338 students in grades kindergarten through seven. Three of those children were the Murphys Cole, 12, a sixth grader; Brody, 9, a fourth grader; and Molly, 8, a second grader. Everybodys like Oh. My. Gosh. No way in the world Id put my kids on that bus. There are no adults. Just NO! said Kacia Murphy, describing comments she heard on social media and reactions from friends. But Mrs. Murphy and her husband, Brian, were perfectly happy to put their kids on the shuttle. The family moved into Babcock near the first day of summer (June 21), and now it was the last day of summer. Why not put them into the first day of, not autumn, but the new world? There is an adult on it, Mrs. Murphy explained hes not driving, but he can stop the vehicle manually or fix something if required. And its just a tiny little neighborhood bus. We did a practice run on the weekend, and the man showed us how fast it stops, she added. In looking for a community to raise their family, Mrs. Murphy, a kindergarten teacher at the Oasis Charter School in Lee County, and Mr. Murphy, who helps maintain a Kitson & Partners-owned golf course in Naples, wanted a quiet place where their kids would be safe, where neighbors would know and look out for each other, but with no gates and a great school, she said. So they went all in, at Babcock. The three Murphy kids were excited about riding the driverless shuttle to school. It was something like landing on the moon in 1969 for Neil Armstrong. It was a first for humanity. On the other hand, the ride was only about a quarter mile long not across space, and back on quiet streets designed to accommodate driverless vehicles, including shuttles. They got on. The ride started. Nothing happened between home and school. And they got off. It was very slow, by design. Officials will be very careful at the beginning, especially, they say. Most of the time, said Mrs. Murphy, our kids will probably walk or ride their bikes to school. But they wanted to try this. It may have been a triumph of engineering, technology and transportation to put that vehicle on the road with kids and no driver in the year 2018, anywhere. But it was also a triumph of endurance, planning, trade and economics to put it on the road at Babcock. Weve been at Babcock for 13 years, its been a long journey, said Tom Hoban, president and chief investment officer of Kitson & Partners. One of our initial pillars for Babcock was innovation across the board. That means solar power from A-to-Z, a gigabyte of high-speed internet service in every home and autonomous vehicles, too. While the Babcock Ranch project struggled through recessions and other resistance, and the years slipped by, technology improved, Mr. Hoban said. So Kitson & Partners formed a partnership with one of the worlds largest transportation companies, Transdev. Based in France, Transdev uses autonomous vehicles built by another French company, EasyMile. In a joint venture, Kitson & Partners with Transdev formed Babcock Ranch Transportation Services. Mr. Hoban sits on the board. Its our venture for Babcock and it includes everything from bikes to rental vehicles to autonomous vehicles, he explained. So why arent the French the first to use an autonomous school shuttle? They had access to the vehicles (first), but no place to put them, Mr. Hoban said. Babcock had a place. And the new world is underway. The technology should, and before long probably will, work anywhere, in any city on the globe, Mr. Hoban said. Meanwhile, To keep it safe, were being very cautious keeping the vehicle moving at slower speeds and keeping a technician on the vehicle who can stop it if necessary. Transdevs company literature describes the new system this way: The EasyMile Easy10 Gen II is fully electric and reacts 30 times faster than a human driver. Currently, the shuttle travels at a top speed of 8 mph, with the potential to reach speeds of 30 mph once the necessary infrastructure is complete. Welcome to the new world. VANDY MAJOR / BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPH Babcock residents Molly, Brody and Cole Murphy were among the first children transported to school in a driverless shuttle in, perhaps, the world.
A10 FALL 2018 www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com BABCOCK RANCHNew-and-improved Discovery Center will reflect the vibrancy of Babcock BY GLENN MILLERBabcock Ranch Telegraph CorrespondentResidents and visitors to Babcock Ranch will see a new Discovery Center in Woodlea Hall in Founders Square this year. Laura Keller, Babcock Ranch senior vice president of marketing and sales, said planning on the project began in March, only two months after she started working at Americas first solar-powered town. No detail has been overlooked in renovations and improvements that involve everything from the Discovery Centers ambience to its acoustics. Carpeting will be added to soften the noise. The big round table that once occupied the middle of the entry has been removed. The goal of the re-design is about the message. You can come through here and get a really good sense of what were all about, Ms. Keller said, standing at the middle of the center on the final Friday afternoon of summer, right next to the big round table that would soon be removed. There will be a rug here to soften the sound, she said. There will be a rug in the theater room, she added, referring to a room adjacent to the main room where visitors view a video about the history and future of Babcock Ranch on a 65-inch screen. New chairs facing a different direction are also part of the changes in the theater. The main room of Woodlea Hall will have three oversized, inviting ottomans one really big one that has USB ports, Ms. Keller said. The details and careful planning are apparent in a 31-page design PDF chock full of colorful images and bright copy. That PDF will be transformed into colorful panels and displays in the Discovery Center. All the things that are our core initiatives, Ms. Keller said. A review of the document shows what Ms. Keller means. Right on Page 1 it declares: All towns are not created equal. That message is reinforced throughout the document and will be apparent in the newand-improved Discovery Center, where walls will be festooned with hanging items such as school backpacks and jogging shoes. The message is clear with each: Babcock Ranch is about families and an active lifestyle. Page 11 of the document addresses the transformation of Babcock Ranch from the vision of Syd Kitson, the chairman and CEO of Kitson & Partners, to what has become of the property he purchased. A panel in the center will proclaim: The vision has become reality. Among the many points of interest visitors will learn is about where electricity at Babcock Ranch comes from: Powered by a photovoltaic solar energy field with 343,000 panels. There wont be nearly that many panels, of course, in the Discovery Center. And they will be information panels, not panels designed to generate power. The re-designed center will also have an area dedicated to the communitys neighborhoods and builders. Its all part of a larger campaign. Ms. Keller said signage along State Road 31 and within the community is changing. The effort has been led by Tampa-based brand architects Walker Brands. The signs leading into town will have one primary goal for visitors. Everything will be directed to Woodlea Hall, Ms. Keller said. VANDY MAJOR / BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPHThe Discovery Center in Woodlea Hall is the starting point for visitors to Babcock Ranch. These are among the posters that will inform visitors of the various aspects of life at Babcock Ranch in the new Discovery Cent er. California Closet Company, Inc. All rights reserved. Each franchise independently owned and operated. Experience a California Closets system custom designed specically for you and the way you live. Visit us online today to arrange for a complimentary in-home design consultation. californiaclosets.comFT MYERS 6891 Daniels Parkway #135 NAPLES 7729 Collier Blvd. #503 NAPLES 2367 Vanderbilt Beach Rd. #810
BABCOCK RANCH FALL 2018 A11 The branding campaign includes six new roadside billboards, four are alongside I-75, one on Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers and another on Gladiolus Drive, also in Fort Myers. Good, high-traffic areas, Ms. Keller said. As Babcock Ranch grows, so must the way it presents and advertises itself. New Discovery Center, new signage, new ad campaign, Ms. Keller said. The ad campaign includes Babcock residents such as Joshua and Andrea Fortin, who have a Lennar home in the Trails Edge neighborhood. The Fortins spoke eloquently to the Telegraph about their love of Babcock Ranch and were profiled in the summer issue. Its important for us to be part of a city like this, Mrs. Fortin said. We really believe in the vision they have of making this a model for the future. Now the Fortins are helping spread the word through advertising. Its all tied in with the new Discovery Center and what is happening in and around Babcock Ranch. There was some awesome branding before we got off the ground, Ms. Keller said. But now were in the next phase, and thats what this is all about. Were a vibrant town now; we want to show a vibrant lifestyle. As Seen On See n LIVE 3,200 Gallon Tank With an Interactive Virtual Dive Experience HISTORY & SCIENCE CENTER Virtual Fort MyersThe Past Meets the Present Travel Back to 1856 and Visit The Original Fort Myers as You Interact with the Environment Just like the Early Settlers. $5OFFONE COUPON PER PARTY.CODE: FW18REGULAR ADMISSION FOR A PARTY WITH 3 OR MORE GUESTS.2000 Cranford Ave, Fort Myers ----------------------------------------------------------239.243-0043 www.theIMAG.org---------------------------------------------------------Tue Sat: 10 to 5 Sun: 12 to 5 11841 Palm Beach Blvd., Suite 111 Fort Myers, FL 33905 email@example.comCathy Sink 239-693-2255 212127 I OFFER HOME INSURANCE OPTIONS Here in Florida, your choice is clear. Everyone likes options. My oce not only oers car insurance backed by a company with 80 years of experience, but also oers home insurance from several companies. Call me today!Allstate has no financial responsibility to you for any home insurance policy you purchase and would not be responsible for any claims. Allstate does not make any representations or accept liability related to operations of home insurance companies, including, but not limited to, their financial conditions. Subject to terms, conditions and availability. 2017 Allstate Insurance Co.
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tials, Curry Creek Outfitters also sells kayaks and fishing equipment. When the communitys tennis, pickleball and bocce courts open, hell start selling equipment for those sports, too. On a recent Sunday afternoon, a customer asked Mr. Serfozo why Curry Creek Outfitters smelled so good. She was surprised when she found out it was a scent machine. The golden bamboo aroma, which is a mix of woods and bamboo, will even be made into a candle. Mr. Serfozo hopes to start selling it next month. It feels clean, but not too feminine and not too masculine, he told the shopper. Its just nice and clean. Its the kind of smell that makes you smile and puts you in a good mood. One of the things Mr. Serfozo really enjoys about his job is that he gets to watch people try new things and get excited about the outdoors. He even refers to himself as a Babcock evangelist. I find that with anything you sell, the enthusiasm you have is contagious. Its what makes people want to join you when you talk about something you love. BABCOCK RANCH www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com FALL 2018 A13CURRY CREEKFrom page 2 VANDY MAJOR / BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPHCurry Creek Outfitters42850 Crescent Loop, Babcock Ranch, FL Contact: 941-467-1485 Visit: https://currycreekout tters.com/ Rentals: Fishing poles, $3/hour; bikes, $5/hour; surrey bikes, rowboats, kayaks and Sun sh sailboats, $10/hour; pedal/ electric boat, $20/hour. More Life Built In PARKSIDE AT BABCOCK RANCH17528 Silverspur Drive, Babcock Ranch, FL 33982 | 877.843.9784Prices shown are estimated base prices, do not include lot premiums or options and are subject to change without notice. Commun ity Association fees required. Additional terms, conditions and restrictions apply. Photographs are for illustrative purposes only, are not intended to be an actual representation of a specic community, and depict models containing features or designs that may not be available on all homes or that may be available for an additional cost. This material shall not constitute a valid oer in any state where prior registration is required or if void by law. Please see a sales associate for details. Pulte Homes and More Life Built In are registered trademarks of PulteGroup, Inc. and/or its aliates. 2018 Pulte Home Company, LL C. All rights reserved. CBC057850. 10/10/18 Pulte Homes can help you upgrade your life with a brand-new home designed with the features of your choice. Twelve single family home designs are available with open layouts, innovative kitchens, beautiful nishes, and functional and exible living spaces desig ned for the way you want to live. With our insightful Life Tested design features and easy personalization options, everyday moments are more enjo yable in your new Pulte home. Thats More Life Built In. pulte.com/babcockranch | 877.843.9784NEW HOMES FR OM THE $220sINSIGHTFUL DESIGNS, FLEXIBLE FLOOR PLANS, BEAUTIFUL FINISHES2 New Decorated Models Now Open DailyWalking Distance to Founders Square & Babcock Neighborhood School 1-and 2-Story Designs with 2-5 Bedrooms Our 3D Tours Text P to 555888
A14 FALL 2018 www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com BABCOCK RANCHhood residents will have first dibs on the course. When open tee times are available, other members of the public will be able to sign up and play a round. This is truly going to be a country club, Mr. Meyers said. Its going to have its own entrance, its own lifestyle within the inside of the community, in addition to everything Babcock offers. While Babcock National will follow Lennars other models, it will also be unique per Kitson & Partners specifications. That includes what Mr. Meyers describes as coastal Florida-style architecture. Homes will be certified green by the Florida Green Building Coalition to at least its bronze level. And in terms of online speed and data capability, homes come with the industrys high-end one gigabyte fiber capabilities via CenturyLink. Through a partnership with Amazon, Lennar plans to insure wi-fi extends everywhere in each residence. Every home we build is what we call Wi-Fi certified, Mr. Meyers said. Its been heat mapped to make sure there are no dead spots and you have the fastest service. Babcock Ranch attracts its audience for what it represents, Christina Traver, Lennar vice president of marketing in Southwest Florida, said. Everyone who moves out there is very green-focused, environmentally friendly, loves the concept of the solar and being a better human on the planet for what theyre able to contribute through Babcock Ranch. To combine a luxury, country club lifestyle with being green and the overall town atmosphere I think its going to be one of the most unique combinations weve seen in this area and even nationwide. Babcock National homes will start at about $200,000 and include terrace and veranda condominiums as well as coach, executive and estate homes. The homes will be available for sale as part of a bundled golf-course community, so the price includes equity in the club. A handful of homebuilders selected by Kitson & Partners are creating neighborhoods at Babcock. In addition to Babcock National, Lennar is the builder for Babcocks Trails Edge neighborhood. Other builders include Florida Lifestyle Homes, Fox Premier Builders, Homes by Towne, Pulte Homes, Solara Homes, and Stock Classic Homes. Were really pleased to have Lennar on board with Babcock National and it continues to round out all the offerings we have, said Laura Keller, senior vice president of marketing and sales at Babcock. (Lennars) focus and lifestyle program just fits in with Babcocks ethos, really. In a survey of roughly 3,000 people over the last year who visited downtown Babcocks Discovery Center at Woodlea Hall, at least 30 percent indicated golf is an interest, Ms. Keller said. With the town certified for up to 54 holes, it leaves the possibility for two more 18-hole courses on the property for a community that is expected to hold some 19,500 homes and 50,000 people one day. GOLFFrom page 1 BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPH COURTESY IMAGEBabcock National will be similar in concept to Lennars Bonita Na tional in Bonita Springs. Both courses are designed by Gordon Lewis. SHOT AT BABCOCK RANCH BABCOCK RANCH Students enjoying some time in the sun at the Babcock Neighborhood School.
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BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPH Pulte Homes offers eight single-family home designs in the Parkside neighborhood, priced from $224,990, and four home designs in the Lake Timber neighborhood, priced from $289,990.Stock Classic Homes offers nine single-family home designs in the Lake Timber and Lake Babcock neighborhoods, priced from $439,990. Townhomes and single-family homes in Lake Timber starting from $395,000.HOMES AT BABCOCK RANCH FALL 2018 | A17 www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com Pulte Homes 17528 Silverspur Drive Babcock Ranch, Fl. 33982 877.843.9784 Stock Classic Homes 42191 Lake Timber Drive Babcock Ranch, Fl. 33982 239.558.1379 Solara Homes 42881 Lake Babcock Drive Suite 200 Babcock Ranch, FL 33982 (239) 290-6775 Florida Lifestyle Homes offers four singlefamily home designs in the Lake Timber and Lake Babcock neighborhoods, priced from $549,500. Florida Lifestyle Homes 17101 Bullhorn CircleBabcock Ranch, Fl. 33982239.980.3054 Lennar offers 14 villa and singlefamily home designs in the Trails Edge neighborhood, priced from $187,999. Lennar 17709 Wayside Bend Babcock Ranch, Fl. 33982 888.214.1450 Fox Premier Builders offers four single-family home designs in the Lake Timber neighborhood, priced from $364,900. Fox Premier Builders 42146 Lake Timber Drive Babcock Ranch, Fl. 33982 239.822.2748 Homes by Towne offers eight singlefamily home designs in the Lake Timber neighborhood, priced from $349,900. Homes By Towne 42556 Timber Walk TrailBabcock Ranch, Fl. 33982239.543.1055 Babcock Ranch unveils redesigned Discovery Center VANDY MAJOR / BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPH Your first stop on a visit to Babcock Ranch should always be the Discovery Center and in October it is a must-stop as Kitson & Partners unveils a newly redesigned Discovery Center at Woodlea Hall. The Discovery Centers new and improved space offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy a more experiential introduction to the town and homes of Babcock Ranch. Features include a theatre room for group demonstrations and tours and bold, dynamic informational graphic panels that detail Babcock Ranchs unique attributes, and a large timeline that encompasses an entire floor-to-ceiling wall detailing the rich history, present happenings and future plans for Americas first solarpowered town. Interested homebuyers will want to peruse the additional display area that has been dedicated to telling the story of the neighborhoods and builders at Babcock Ranch. Town Ambassadors are available seven days a week to provide overviews and tours of the new Discovery Center. On weekends beginning in October, Town Ambassadors will provide guided bus tours through Babcock Ranch. Guests may also pre-register for Saturday morning tours to the FPL Solar Energy Center. To book a Solar Energy Center Tour, visit, babcockranch. com/fpl-solar-field-tours.Babcock Ranch Discovery Center 42850 Crescent Loop, #100 Babcock Ranch, FL 33982 Monday Saturday 9 am 5 pm Sunday 11 am 5 pm INSIDE: BY SOLARA HOMES Solaras Kensington Model is a contemporary two-story townhome offering a first floor with over 1,000 square feet of totally open space that allows great flexibility. The downstairs is centered around a large U-shaped kitchen, dining area, two separate living areas an d a small office or media room. The rear of the downstairs space opens to a 750-square-foot enclosed courtyard that can be optioned with a pool, spa, terrace, outdoor kitchen, outdoor fire pit and sitting area. The front of the townhome has a large full-length covered porch ov erlooking a private garden with views of the lakes and Founders Square, downtown Babcock. The rear of the first floor has a transom wall a nd open loft to the second floor with large windows that provide light to the entire downstairs. Upstairs are two master suites and a loft-style family room. Each townhome has a two-car garage. Options include an in-law suite with kitchen or a third bedroom. The Kensington INTRODUCING TOWNHOMES BY SOLARA HOMES Specifications Base Price: $395,000 2,540 sq.ft 2 Bedrooms 2.5 Bathrooms Lake Timber Home Type: Townhomes Builder: Solara Homes 239.290.6775
BY FLORIDA LIFESTYLE HOMES The Lauren model features a two-story great room overlooking Lake Timber. This Florida Lifestyle Homes model offers an amazing second story complete with two loft areas, a bonus room and en suite fourth bedroom. Theres plenty of room for the family with lots of outdoor living areas and a designer pool. The Lauren FLORIDA LIFESTYLE HOMES FOX PREMIER BUILDERSBY FOX PREMIER BUILDERS Timberbuilt Home with rustic beams reflecting a casual lifestyle. Standard one car garage with a carport, but can be upgraded to the garage of your choice: two-car garage or two-car garage with an apartment over the garage. The CabinSpecifications Base Price: $529,000 2,001 sq. ft. 2 Bedrooms 2.5 Bathrooms Lake Timber Home Type: Alley-Loaded Single Family Builder: Fox Premier Builders Specifications Base Price: $925,500 4,081 sq.ft. 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Lake Timber Home Type: Single Family 239.980.3054 239.822.2748Builder: Florida Lifestyle homes A18 FALL 2018 www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com BABCOCK RANCH
BABCOCK RANCH www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com FALL 2018 A19 HOMES BY TOWNE LENNARBY LENNAR Perfect for casual living with 1,564 square feet of space, the Queen is an inviting choice for an attached villa. The Master suite boasts two large closets and a lavish master bath. The living room extends from the master suite for lovely conversation area, while the kitchen opens to a large dinette area sure to become the place for every meal. The study is the perfect spot for a media room or an office. The Queens large lanai calls for potted plants and growing herbs, and there is plenty of space in the two-car garage for everyone. BY HOMES BY TOWNE Live the good life with 2,660 square feet of versatile living space.This Sterling floor plan features three bedrooms plus an additional den and study which can be optioned as additional bedroom suites. The large great room, kitchen and dining area are ideal for socializing with access to the large lanai for enjoying the laid back, outdoor Florida lifestyle. Sterling QueenSpecifications Base Price: $196,999 1,564 sq.ft. 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Trails Edge Home Type: Twin Villa Builder: Lennar A r ea L iving Area ...... 2 6 L a nai ................. 4 Po r c h ................. 3 Gara g e.............. 6 To t a l Ar ea ....... 4, 0 Specifications Base Price: $434,900 2,660 sq.ft. 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Lake Timber Home Type: Single Family Builder: Homes by Towne 239.543.1055 888.214.1450
A20 FALL 2018 www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com BABCOCK RANCH PULTE HOMES STOCK CLASSIC HOMESBY PULTE HOMES The Summerwood is a versatile floor plan that offers space perfect for families and empty nesters alike. Anywhere from two to five bedrooms and two to three baths are possible. The Summerwood boasts a modern and open concept design, with a kitchen that has an island overlooking the bright gathering room, perfect for entertaining and everyday living. The space is partnered by a seamless flow to the dining area and outdoor living space. This model displays a two-car garage, and includes an expanded area ideal for a golf cart or some extra needed storage. Summerwood CrystalSpecifications Base Price: $240,990 1,861 sq.ft. 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Parkside Home Type: Single Family Builder: Pulte HomesSpecifications Base Price: $549,990 3,076 sq.ft. 3 Bedrooms 2.5 Bathrooms Lake Timber Home Type: Single Family Builder: Stock Classic Homes Mor e Li fe B u i l t In K ITCHE N O W N ER 'S SU ITE C AF E G ATHERI NG R OO M FO YER BATH FLEX B EDR OO M 2 WI C 13'-1" x 15'-6 11'-0" x 11'-11 1 8' 2" x 1 8' -1 0" 1 1'-6" x 10'-11 1 8' 8" x 20' -7 12' -5 x 11 8" O PT. DROPPED TRAY O PT O PT S EAT O PT. S LIDI NG D OO R 2 C AR G ARA GE L A UNOPT. GARAGE 4' EXTENSIO N C OV. LANAI 13' -11 x 11 -11 13'-3" x 9 '-6 GO LF C ART L O PT OU TD OO R KIT C HE N PREP OPT. S H O WER 239.558.1379 877.843.9784BY STOCK CLASSIC HOMES The Crystals 3,076-square-foot great room plan includes an island kitchen, study, three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, and a three-car garage. The open concept plan provides a relaxed feel for entertaining friends and family. Two sets of elegant glass doors open into a large outdoor living space, drawing the eye to the most beautiful views.
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A22 FALL 2018 www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com BABCOCK RANCHPrimary care physicians coming to Babcock in December BY GLENN MILLERBabcock Ranch Telegraph CorrespondentThe doctor is in and will see you now. Those are sweet words that every man, woman and child loves hearing when seeking medical help. Right after Thanksgiving and before Christmas, Babcock Ranch residents and nearby residents will begin hearing those words next to Founders Square. On Dec. 5, Lee Physician Group Family Medicine at Babcock Ranch will begin rotating primary care physicians into the Babcock Ranch Healthy Life Center. Lee Health physicians will be on site from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays offering primary medical care. We will offer all the health services we offer at the (Fort Myers) Lee Health campus, said Tammy Powell, system director for the Lee Physician Group Practice Operations. The medical practice will occupy 4,015 square feet in the 26,400-square foot, twostory Healthy Life Center on the east side of Founders Square. We will be using tele-medicine technology to connect some of the services we have on site with the Babcock Ranch residents, Ms. Powell said. They are things like psychologists, social support, dietitians, pharmacists, chronic care specialists. Lee Health signed a five-year lease earlier this year to provide health care to Americas first solar-powered town. Lee Health officials like the synergy of the town and their own mission. Babcock Ranch is about healthy lifestyles, about community gardens and fitness and illness prevention. Babcock Ranch is also about walking, running, kayaking and cycling. Its about having the Healthy Life Center right smack in the middle of the communitys downtown district. The building is a monument to fitness and healthy lifestyles, a place brimming with sleek, state-of-the-art fitness equipment. Offering medical care in the same building seems like a natural fit for Lee Health officials. I think it aligns so well with wellness promotion, health promotion, lifestyle medicine, how we always try to be on the cutting edge of medicine, said Dr. Jennifer Dalrymple, a Lee Health family physician. I think this is a great way to align all those goals. The arrival of medical care on Dec. 5 is another benchmark in Babcock Ranchs maturation from concept to genuine town. Richard and Robin Kinley moved into Babcock Ranch on Jan. 3 and became its first residents. The couple has seen it grow ever since and certainly welcome Lee Physicians Group into a building they can walk to within 10 minutes from their Lake Timber home. When you think about a small town you think about all the things that youd like to see in a small town, Mr. Kinley said. He rattled off amenities such as a swimming pool, restaurant, store and a place to VANDY MAJOR / BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPHLee Physician Group Family Medicine will begin rotating primary care physicians into the Babcock Ranch Healthy Life Center on D ec. 5.POWELL DALRYMPLE Three Locations, Serving the West Coast of FloridaSarasota 6528 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota FL 34231941-960-1403Port Charlotte 4014 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte FL 33952941-743-2337Fort Myers 16257 S. Tamiami Trail Fort Myers FL 33908239-245-7335Where will your guests sleep?MILLERS MURPHY BEDS CAN ANSWER THAT!OVER 10 YEARS EXPERIENCE DESIGNING & INSTALLING MURPHY BEDS, CLOSETS, GARAGES, AND ALL YOUR CABINETRY NEEDS.TURN THAT EXTRA ROOM, GARAGE, OR LANAI INTO A GUEST ROOM &/OR HOME OFFICE. VISIT US ON OUR WEB SITE: WWW.MILLERSMURPHYBEDS.COMOFFICE BY DAY BED BY NIGHT COMPANY COMING?
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A24 FALL 2018 www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com BABCOCK RANCHNew general manager sees exciting changes in store at Table & Tap BY KAREN FELDMANFood & Wine EditorAs a long-time food and beverage professional, Andrea Chiasson has come to expect and embrace change. So the new general manager of Table & Tap at Babcock Ranch knows her team believes in the farm-to-table philosophy and can handle a competition smoker with as much aplomb as a vegan or vegetarian dish, all of which are going to be regular features of the fall menu. We are on an upswing, she said with confidence. We havent come anywhere close to hitting our stride yet. Were building the team, building the menu, changing the menu. Falls coming. Growing season is here. Table & Tap opened at Babcock Ranch in March 2017, before the first resident had moved in. It turned out that wasnt a problem. Its a mere 4 miles north of Bayshore Road in North Fort Myers, an easy drive and one that rewards those who make it with plenty of parking, a satisfying meal, adult beverages and even live music on occasion. Its become a favorite among food devotees from both Lee and Charlotte counties. Were a thing, Ms. Chiasson said, referring to the restaurants popularity. Once we get people to come out one time, weve got them. So now that people have discovered the restaurant, she believes it needs to step up its game even more to make sure it continues to meet the same high standards as the rest of the all-solar, sustainable community in which it is situated. Were working constantly on the things that our guests like great burgers and pulled pork sandwiches but also on things they have an expectation for such as cleaner, plant-based foods, she said. There will be more vegan and vegetarian type items on the menu. It is a natural progression of whats going to be happening, Ms. Chiasson said. Were going to be more responsible, doing less pork, more heart-healthy items and the things that go along with that. That doesnt mean the whole menu will be overhauled. They intend to keep the most popular items on the current menu things like the burgers and the Babcock Board that offers samplings of several items and is ideal for a table wanting to share some small bites. Instead, the new items will enhance whats already working. In order to ensure that there will be a steady source of local produce, Babcock now has a 2-acre garden on which it will grow its own vegetables for use in the restaurant. Farmer Ken Ryan who owned and operVANDY MAJOR / BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPHBabcock Ranchs Tabele & Tap opened nearly two years ago and has been a hit with foodies from both Lee and Charlotte counties.VANDY MAJOR / BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPHAndrea Chiasson, the new general manager to Table & Tap, says its time to step up its game even more to make sure it continues to meet the same high standards as the rest of Babcock Ranch.About Campbells Enrolled Agents & Co., Inc.Campbells Enrolled Agents & Co, Inc. is a full service accounting rm. We are Enrolled Agents (A Federally Licensed Tax Pract itioner who has demonstrated techincal competence in tax law. The only taxpayer representative licensed by the Federal Goverment. Prepare tax returns for individuals and all other entities. EAs specialize in taxation. Required to maintain professionsl skills and education each year. Advises and represents taxpayers who are being audited or are unable to pay the Internal Revenue Service.) I have over 25 years of experience in taxation, the company has been in Punta Gorda, Florida for 32 years (since 1986). We have four EAs on staff and one CPA. We have a full bookkeeping and payroll department to handle all of your accounting, payroll, salestax and quartery reports. We will assist you in setting up your new business and determining which is the best entity for your operations. We prepare Individual, Estate, Trust, Small Business, Corporations, LLC, Non-Prots, Partnerships, Foreign and Foreign Corporations, along with all State returns. We are also a Certied Acceptance Agent to assist in getting an Individual Taxpayer Identicataion Number (ITIN). Most of our EAs are a Fellow of the National Tax Practice Institute (NTPI) to assist with repesenting our clients before the Internal Revenue Service with collections of past taxes or with unled tax returns. We also have experience in being called as an expert witness in court cases from dealing with divorce or business matters. It only takes one call to us 405 Tamiami Trail | Punta Gorda, FL, 33950 | 941-639-0680 | Info@CampbellsEA.comwww.campbellsenrolledagents.com Total protection for all your insurance needsWere Brightway, North Ft. Myers, your local insurance experts. With access to over 100 insurance companies, we can provide you with the coverage you need at a price you want. Give us a call today for a free quote.Home Flood Auto Boat Sherry Ausdran Agency Owner 239-731-2007 firstname.lastname@example.org BrightwayInsuranceNorthFtMyers.comTM
ated Herban Gardens in North Fort Myers for many years and is well known for his organic and sustainable microgreens and vegetables will continue to supply some of the bounty and will consult with the staff on growing techniques for the new garden. We couldnt have a better farm partner than Ken, Ms. Chiasson said. And theres the new competition smoker that will allow the kitchen staff to smoke even more meats and vegetables than the old smoker did. It really has their creative juices flowing, she said. Originally from central Massachusetts, where she began as a server, Ms. Chiasson has worked in the restaurant industry at large hotels and in the golf industry for a while or as she calls it, hospitality with golf carts. When her husband retired, the couple moved to Fort Myers and she returned to food and beverage, first at Colonial Country Club and then at places including Fords Garage and The Edison, where she served as the sales and events manager. She assumed her position at Table & Tap in the spring and is loving the experience of ensuring all the elements that make a great restaurant come together. Its about providing an hours worth of experience, she said. Its about great food not necessarily foofy food, but food thats easily recognizable, well prepared and well executed. Its about providing a good team to back that up, and that includes the service staff, the bar staff and the host staff. And its making sure that at the end of the day, if everybody goes home with a smile, then weve had a good day. And I dont mean just our guests. I mean if the staff goes home laughing, too. Its the whole package, feeling like we have accomplished the same thing. Then weve won. BABCOCK RANCH FALL 2018 A25 Table & Tap42860 Crescent Loop, Babcock Ranch, 941-235-6906 Reservations can be made through Open Table. Solaras Courtyard Townhome is a two-story contemporary designed open READY TO WORK, WHEREVER WORK TAKES YOU.0% A.P.R. FINANCING FOR 48 MONTHS*0$ DOWN, RTV-X Series KubotaUSA.com 3771 Palm Beach Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 239-694-2185www.creeltractor.comServing the Fort Myers and surrounding areas for over 46 years. TRACTOR COMPANY
A26 FALL 2018 www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com BABCOCK RANCHOld world meets new at Babcock in Solara Homes by Banroc BY ROGER WILLIAMSBabcock Ranch Telegraph CorrespondentHarry Bandinel speaks five languages with words and a sixth with architectural design: the language of fine homebuilding in Europeanand tropicalinspired living spaces that takes advantage both of environment and state-of-the-art technologies. Born and raised in French-speaking Canada, hes traveled the world and lived in Europe and Costa Rica for extended periods. So when his Naples-based company, Solara Homes by Banroc (from sol, the Latin word for sun), begins construction this fall on townhomes and single-family homes at Babcock Ranch, the old world will marry the new in every structure. Mr. Bandinel is employing Bonita Springsbased GATES Inc. for construction of his companys homes at Babcock. Its a perfect match for us to use them as the general contractor, Mr. Bandinel said. Their work is exceptional, theyre completely dependable and professional, and they can do anything. GATES has built such noteworthy jewels in the Southwest Florida crown as Golisano Childrens Hospital, several buildings at Florida SouthWestern State College, Ave Maria School of Law and Royal Palm Academy in Naples. The company also does luxury custom homes and clubhouses in communities including Talis Park, Heritage Palms, Windstar on Naples Bay and Pelican Isle. Solara Homes are state-of-the-art in materials and smart technology. The upstairs of each townhome has an open terrace it looks like a rooftop terrace in Mykonos, Mr. Baldinel explained, describing the Greek island. That was the inspiration for it: to be outdoors and be able to sit out and enjoy the evening, or the stars and the night, like the Greeks do. The downstairs of Solaras townhomes built in either two or three per structure, each with 2,000 square feet of living space will have combined kitchen and dining rooms with French doors opening onto a patio. Courtyards of 25-by-35 feet will extend from the rear of each home, a design feature inspired by Spanish village architecture. Those courtyards will be surrounded by 8-foot walls (a feature of English town and city gardens) for complete privacy. For finishing the space, Solara offers buyers several options: real gardens, gazebos, fire pits, saunas or hot tubs, etc. And in Babcocks tradition, the townhomes each have a front porch as well, Mr. Bandinel added. The first 25 or so townhomes will sit near Founders Square overlooking the lake. The single-family homes will rise a bit farther out from the town center but also in Babcocks original neighborhood, Lake Timber and also overlooking the lake, for those who wish. Prices range from $395,000-$475,000 for townhomes and $395,000-$650,000 for single-family homes. The single-family homes come in four L-shaped models with living areas from 1,800-3,000 square feet. Theyre all slightly different but they have one thing in common: a private interior courtyard, Mr. Bandinel says. These homes are called alley products, because you access the garage from the alley in the rear. As with other homes in Babcock, a spacious front porch greets visitors in the front. But back between the garage and the house theres a 40-by-30 foot courtyard, walled in with total privacy, Mr. Bandinel explains. The master bedroom, kitchen, dining room all look out on the courtyard. Its set up to have a pool, spa, fireplace, a garden thats whats unique. In addition, each home can have a guest cottage in back with its own kitchen and bedroom/bathroom in about 350 square feet. Each guest cottage also has its own generator, gas supply and air-conditioning, so if a storm hits and youre out of power for 10 days or a couple of weeks, you can be very comfortable. We think with things getting warmer from climate change, and storms more frequent and heavier, this is a good thing to have. There are other good things as well. Although Babcock Ranch is the first solarpowered town in the U.S. with hundreds of acres of nearby solar panels, homeowners are still power-company customers. So were giving buyers the option, and encouraging them to have solar in their homes to be independent, Mr. Bandinel said. BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPHThe Solara townhomes at Babcock Ranch.BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPHThe Bertram Model by Solara Homes. BANDINELGet Style and Service to Fit Your Budget or Write Your OwnBudget Blinds of Naples and Marco IslandWere your l oca l neig hb or h oo d ex p erts. And were also backed b y North Americas #1 provider o f custom window coverin g s. 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That means each home can be entirely selfsufficient. It adds about $30,000 to the base price of the home, which comes out to only about $60 or $70 a month added on to your mortgage, he noted. BABCOCK RANCH FALL 2018 A27 We make insurance a priority, so you dont have to.We understand you have more important things to take care of in life than comparing insurance plans. Thats why at McGriff Insu rance 2018, McGriff Insurance Services, Inc. All rights reserved.13515 Bell Tower Drive Fort Myers, FL 33907 239-433-4535 4704 SE 9th Place, Suite 102 Cape Coral, FL 33904 239-772-5400 889 11th Ave. N, Suite 201 Naples, FL 34108 239-261-0428 PESTTERMITERODENT LAWN 800GOTRULY Whether its your Home We have you TRULY protected! or your Business... BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPHThe Canterbury town home. For more information or to arrange tours or visits: Go to the Babcock Ranch Discovery Center and ask for information on Solara Homes. Contact David Stonier, Banrocs marketing agent available 24/7, at 239-290-6775, or visit him at the company of ce in the Hatchery at Babcock: models are open for tours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Contact Harry Bandinel: 941-716-0720.
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A30 FALL 2018 www.BabcockRanchTelegraph.com BABCOCK RANCH Jack Peeples, Telegraph parks will add to the variety of adventures at Babcock BY GLENN MILLERBabcock Ranch Telegraph CorrespondentBabcock Ranch land planner Amanda Staerkers guided tour of the towns newest park and trail began in a second-floor conference room at The Hatchery. Ms. Staerker placed two maps on a large table that showed particulars of 4.5-acre Jack Peeples Park and the location of Telegraph Park, a hiking and nature trail. Both are expected to open by the end of the year. We dont have a firm date, she said. Maps such as a schematic design of Jack Peeples Park provide a great deal of information. Ms. Staerker, though, knows its one thing to look at maps and another to venture outdoors, away from conference tables and eyeball what maps show. So thats what we did. We drove a short distance from The Hatchery in Founders Square to Jack Peeples Park. This is it, she told a visitor as they approached the park. Indeed it was. Workers were placing the finishing touches on the park, which is an NFL punt away from Babcock Neighborhood School. A grassy multi-purpose field is to the left of sports courts as one looks from the parking lot. The field could be used for nearly anything, from touch football to soccer to yoga to daydreaming. Fitting Babcock Ranchs general theme of active lifestyles, Jack Peeples Park will have a bit of everything: a full-length basketball court, six tennis courts, four pickleball courts and two bocce courts. Plus picnic tables. And bicycle racks for those who come and go under pedal power. Final touches such as basketball hoops and tennis nets had yet to be installed, but the courts were in place and appeared nearly ready for jump shots on one court and lobs on the others. We left the park and drove a short distance to a dead end, got out of the car and walked through mud and dirt and grass to the site of Telegraph Park. To date, the linear park consists of brambles and weeds and trees running alongside a canal. Dont look for it to be paved. The land planner walked up a berm that parallels the canal. The trail is atop the berm, a few feet above the water. The ground was VANDY MAJOR / BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPHThe Dick Cuda Trail is part of the new parks at Babcock Ranch that will include the 4.5-acre Jack Peeples Park. When it opens l ater this year, will feature a multipurpose field, a basketball court, tennis courts, pickleball courts and bocce courts, plus picnic tables and bike racks.
BABCOCK RANCH FALL 2018 A31 VANDY MAJOR / BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPH Dick Cuda, Babcock Ranch founder Syd Kitson and Jack Peeples. Babcock Ranch would not be a reality if not for Mr. Cuda and Mr. Peeples. Their names are now permanently attached to Babcock Ranch, with a trail named in honor of Mr. Cuda and a park for Mr. Peeples.still a bit soggy from a late summer rain. In many ways, the trail epitomizes what Babcock Ranch is about, incorporating nature and the towns agricultural heritage with a 21st century respect and even love for nature. The trail was already really there, Ms. Staerker said. We just have to do minor maintenance of whats already there. We will install boardwalks over things like old cattle crossings, but its really intended to have a rustic, adventurous feel. It will be a trail for Babcock residents and visitors to experience Florida nature, to listen to caws of birds, revel in the shade of trees and soak up sunshine. That, of course, is a big part of Babcock Ranchs appeal. We want to keep everything as natural as possible, Ms. Staerker said. The west side is really going to be more like a hiking trail, Ms. Staerker said. The other side uses the old ag roads. By ag she meant agriculture roads reaching back to Babcock Ranchs rich history of farming and ranching. Eventually, Babcock Ranch will have 50 miles of hiking and biking trails. Telegraph Park probably wont be suitable for street bicycles. Hybrid bicycles, yes. Definitely a fat tire bike, Ms. Staerker said. There are many other places within Babcock Ranch suitable for riding street bikes with thin tires. On any given day, residents and visitors alike no doubt see bicyclists pedaling along on the communitys wide and safe streets. Babcock Ranch is not a gated community. Anybody can drive in and shop or dine, bicycle around the community and, soon, enjoy Jack Peeples Park and Telegraph Park. We have a lot of non-residents come and cycle, check out the place. I think thats really important because we are a town, not a gated community. And because every town needs parks, Babcock Ranch provides. 11741 Palm Beach Blvd. East Fort Myers Serving SW Florida Since 1922!Home of Community BankingOver the years our residential lenders have partnered to grow communities stronger by helping customers realize their dreams of home ownership. Dont wait apply today our lenders are ready to help and look forward to your visit. (941) 467-1492 | 42850 Crescent Loop, Babcock Ranch, FL 33982 @ReChargeJuiceCoComplete the full circuit and your 10TH DRINK IS FREE!For a limited time, receive 5 circuit completions with every new Frequency Card.* Frequency Card Introducing our *Frequency Cards are provided at no cost and have no cash value. All new Frequency Cards issued through 12/31/18 will receive 5 completed circuits. Frequency cards are valid through 3/31/19. with every new Frequency Car d. C 1 F 5 w w F E E R Complete the full circuit and your 10 th drink is FREE! Thank you for RECHARGING with us! #HowDoYouReCharge 100% RAW Juice!
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A34 FALL 2018 BABCOCK RANCH Sustainable Babcock BY LAURA TICHY-SMITHBabcock Ranch Telegraph CorrespondentThe way that Babcock Ranch is bringing together many different sustainability strategies received a showcase in November in the form of an educational broadcast streamed to 150 classrooms in 63 countries. Dr. Jennifer Languell, a consultant from Trifecta Construction Solutions and a star of the Discovery Channels Discovery Project Earth series, spoke to the school children from atop The Hatchery in Founders Square. Dr. Languell said she told the fifth and sixth graders sustainability requires not only the environment but community and economics as well. Most people, when they hear green or sustainable, think environment, she said, but it has to be financially viable in order to be sustainable. If you dont have the balance with societal impact and economics, you dont have sustainable. Babcock really does focus on that societal component because its very geared towards community. You get this feeling when youre there that its different. Of the original 91,000-acre ranch, Kitson & Partners sold 73,000 acres to the state and Lee County for a preserve and is only developing half of the remaining 18,000 acres. The developers held public charrettes, asking environmental agencies and the public for help with identifying the most environmentally sensitive features of the land. The areas selected for development primarily comprise land that had already been disturbed for agriculture or mining. Our footprint is a little less than 10 percent of the original ranch, and that really does speak volumes when you look at it that way, said John Broderick, senior vice president of development with Kitson & Partners. Its not common to find a developer who is willing to put 50 percent of its land into conservation easements. Mr. Broderick explained that the developers are combining innovative strategies for storm water management, solar power generation, energy-efficient buildings, relocation of trees, and transportation that encourages walking, biking and riding public autonomous shuttles in order to create a town that sustains the integrity of the environment. Its not that Babcock is going crazy and doing all of this stuff, Dr. Languell said. Its just that theyre doing so many components where other people have done just one piece, and Babcock is doing it in a very methodical way so that they make informed decisions moving forward. If we are not successful, that would tell people that sustainability is not successful, and thats not what we want to have happen. We want this to work. BABCOCK RANCH TELEGRAPHThe areas selected for Babcock Ranch comprise land that had already been disturbed for agriculture or mining. The rest, about 90 percent, is a state preserve. Real Estate Business Law Civil Litigation Construction Law Foreclosure Services Community Association Services Professional Liability Services Consumer Law Consumer Protection Probate Wills, Trusts & EstatesFort Myers 1560 Matthew Drive, Suite E, 239.931.7566 Punta Gorda 407 E. Marion Avenue, Suite 101, 941.639.7627 Sanibel, 695 Tarpon Bay Road, Unit 13, 239.312.4056 Fo rt M ye rs 1560 M atthew Three locations to serve you...www.hmdlegal.comAttorneys ServingSOUTHWEST FLORIDA Jason Holtz Elias Mahshie Chris DeCosta Let our lawyers work with you to address your legal concerns. Our oces are conveniently located in Fort Myers, Punta Gorda, Sanibel Florida. Call the rm at 239.931.7566 to arrange your consultation 42850 CRE SCENT LOOP, BABCOCK RANCH, FL 33982tableandtap.co | 800-659-7488MONDAY THURSDAY 11AM 9PM FRIDAY & SATURDAY 11AM 10PM SUNDAY 11AM 7 PM A lakefront Farm to Table dining experience! 0 CRESCEN 4285 0 t ablea n
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