worlds apartmars and earth may be IBut our time to travel there is getting nearby evan williams ewilliams @ floridaweekly.comPrelude to Thanksgiving: The 59th annual Farm City BBQ TS EASY TO FORGET HOW POWERFUL THE OBSESsions of childhood can be. Years later those dreams might seem as distant as Mars, at this writing about 162.6 million miles from Earth. Lennart Lopin has already closed that gap when it comes to recalling just how badly he wanted to leave the earth as a boy after finding an outdated Star Wars toy catalogue at a store in Austria where he grew up. It sparked a desire that resulted in his attempt to commune with aliens via meditation when he was 7 19 6 7 NUMBER OF FLORIDIANS IN CONSIDERATION TO BE THE FIRST TO MAKE THE TRIP TO MARS ESTIMATED BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IT WILL COST TO TAKE THE FIRST TRIP TO MARS AMOUNT OF MONTHS IT IS ESTIMATED IT WILL TAKE TO GET TO MARS IT I S E W WI W W LL T AK K K E TO MA RS INSIDE A look at the Floridians who are planning a mission to Mars SEE MARS, A8 RENDERING ON TOP BY MARS ONE; PHOTOS OF MARS, SPACEMAN AND EARTH FROM NASA; PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY ERIC RADDATZ / FLORIDA WEEKL Y Mars EarthLocal business and agricultural industry leaders reunite for the 59th annual Farm City BBQ on the day before Thanksgiving. Hosted by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, this years feast takes place Wednesday, Nov. 26, at the Collier County Fairgrounds. The lunchtime meal start ed in 1959 as a way to foster relationships between the countys rural and suburban businesses. The location rotates from year to year between a city location and a more rural farm setting. This year an anticipated crowd of 2,000plus will dine on the traditional grilled steak, baked beans, corn on the cob and Immokalee Salad, a dish of roughly chopped vegetables grown on local farms and dressed with only salt and pepper. Shulas at the Hilton Naples has become a Farm City BBQ partner for the first time and as such will provide the 8-ounce center cut Black AngusSEE FARM CITY, A16 www.FloridaWeekly.com PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. VII, No. 6 FREE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20-26, 2014 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. OPINION A4 PROFILE IN PARADISE A6 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A12 HEALTHY LIVING A32 PETS A34 NETWORKING B7-8 OPEN HOUSE MAP B26 PUZZLES C12 BRIDGE C13 FILM REVIEW C15 BOOK REVIEW C16 ANTIQUES C24 INSIDE Food ChainsCoalition of Immokalee Workers stars in new documentary film. A15 The Angel BallCommunity School of Naples 30th annual gala, and more to-dos around town. C27-30 Newcomers SOUTH WEST FLORI DA 2015 NEWCOMERS GUIDE TO LEE COLLIER AND CHARLOTTE COUNTIES 2015 Newcomers guideEverything you need to know to get around. INSIDE Lendings slow returnMortgage industry on the mend. B1 BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.com
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20-26, 2014 OPINION amy GOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly Extortion as conciliationIn a fit of postelection modesty, President Barack Obama is offering not to take executive action to amnesty millions of illegal immigrants provided Republicans do his bidding on immigration. It is extortion as conciliation. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie often invites comparisons to The Sopranos, but it is President Obama who is making a tactic out of the HBO mob drama his major postelection initiative. His bipartisan outreach now ends with a pointed Or else ... This offer Republicans cant refuse includes the stipulation that the president will revoke his executive action in the event they pass legislation to his liking. How generous of him. Obamas tack on immigration speaks to a president who is out of sorts and out of step, and recognizes his own political impotence. Unable to build a political case for one of his chief second-term priorities, he has to fall back on executive usurpation. Prior to the election, the president delayed his threatened amnesty perhaps legalizing millions of immigrants because it might harm Democrats. It still became an election issue, with Republicans hammering away at it and winning resoundingly. This electoral rebuke might give a less highhanded president pause. Not President Obama. The president says that hed still prefer that Congress itself change the immigration laws. For him, this is a positively Madisonian expression of respect for the American constitutional scheme. President Obama is distressed that the Senate passed an immigration bill by a wide, bipartisan margin and the House refused to take it up. Fine. That is his right. He has legitimate means to respond. For one, he could have barnstormed the country for amnesty during the election campaign, seeking to defeat officeholders and candidates who dont share his view on immigration. This is how legislative majorities are built. With the election past, he can still build the political case for an amnesty and pressure House Republicans to act. If he could turn up the political heat enough, he might make House Speaker John Boehner buckle. When it comes down to it, fiat is the only means for President Obama to reliably get his way. His promised executive action is a substitute for democratic politics, not an exercise in it. No matter how frustrated the president is, there is no Chagrined and Impatient Clause in the Constitution that allows him to effectively make his own laws when he is irked at Congress. If so, Congress would have been neutered at the beginning. American presidents have been irked at Congress for as long as there have been presidents and a Congress. What President Obama is threatening is not only politically graceless a rude gesture at the public, as Ron Fournier of the National Journal puts it it is a profound distortion of the mechanisms of American government. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.Tomas Young, rest in peaceThere were 8,920,000 military veterans in the United States as of last June, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Sometime last Sunday or Monday, hours before Veterans Day began, that number dropped by one, when Tomas Young died at home in Seattle, with his wife by his side. He was one of many soldiers who were sent to Iraq and were grievously injured there. The public may know more about Tomas Young than about most veterans, thanks to the remarkable documentary Body of War, directed and produced by legendary talk-show host Phil Donahue and filmmaker Ellen Spiro. His journey, his struggle and now his death follow an arc along the tragic U.S. wars and occupations in this post-9/11 world. Like so many, Tomas was inspired to join the military after Sept. 11. He was surprised to learn, though, that he would be deployed not to Afghanistan, but to Iraq. On April 4, 2004, five days after Tomas arrived in Baghdad, he was shot in the spine, paralyzing him from the chest down. The injury rendered him a paraplegic, causing a cascade of additional complications. His breathing was labored. His bodys capacity to regulate temperature was impaired, occasionally requiring that he wear an ice-pack vest. Despite the enormous challenges, Tomas summoned tremendous strength and embarked on a path of antiwar activism. During the summer of 2005, he joined the grieving mother-turned-peace-activist Cindy Sheehan at Camp Casey, the protest camp in Crawford, Texas, not far from the ranch of then-President George W. Bush. Cindy named the encampment after her dead son, Casey, killed on the same day in the same city Sadr City where Tomas was shot. Cindy Sheehan stood in protest outside Bushs retreat while he vacationed there, and the protest grew and grew. Tomas joined Iraq Veterans Against the War, and served on its board of directors. In 2008, I spoke with Tomas. He directed a comment to then-Vice President Dick Cheney: From one of those soldiers who volunteered to go to Afghanistan after Sept. 11, which was where the evidence said we needed to go, to [Cheney], the master of the college deferment in Vietnam: Many of us volunteered with patriotic feelings in our heart, only to see them subverted and bastardized by the administration and sent into the wrong country. Body of War depicts the personal cost of war. In one of the most moving scenes in the film, Young meets Sen. Robert Byrd, the longest-serving senator, with the most votes cast in Senate history (more than 18,000). Byrd said his no vote on the Iraq war resolution was the most important of his life. Young helps him read the names of the 23 senators who voted against the war resolution. Byrd reflects: The immortal 23. Our founders would be so proud. Turning to Young, he says: Thank you for your service. Man, youve made a great sacrifice. You served your country well. Young replies, As have you, sir. The release of Body of War propelled Tomas into the limelight, as the country became embroiled in the hot summer and the 2008 presidential elections. It was then that a blood clot lodged in his arm, causing severe complications. He lost most of the use of his arms, and suffered diminished ability to speak. He never lost his deep commitment to peace, or his hope that those responsible for the war would be held accountable. In February 2013, appearing before an audience of Body of War in Litchfield, Conn., via video stream, he shocked the audience by telling them that he intended to end his own life by stopping eating. He was still in his hometown of Kansas City, Mo., with his wife, Claudia Cuellar. Tomas was battling extreme, chronic pain, and as Claudia told us after his death, he found some relief from marijuana, which is illegal in Kansas and Missouri. So they moved to Oregon, where medical marijuana is legal. Unfortunately, Claudia felt the Veterans Affairs hospital in Portland did not support his use of marijuana, and punitively reduced his prescription pain medications in response. Seeking a safe, compassionate place for Tomas, they moved to Seattle, another place with legal medical (and now, recreational) marijuana. Tomas and Claudia felt the VA dragged its heels, leaving them to ration his pain pills. It was in the midst of this ordeal that Claudia found Tomas, last Monday morning, lying in deep silence. He was dead. Eighteen months earlier, he had written an open letter to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. He ended the letter: My day of reckoning is upon me. Yours will come. I hope you will be put on trial. But mostly I hope, for your sakes, that you find the moral courage to face what you have done to me and to many, many others who deserved to live. I hope that before your time on earth ends, as mine is now ending, you will find the strength of character to stand before the American public and the world, and in particular the Iraqi people, and beg for forgiveness.May Tomas Young, who fought so hard for peace in life, now rest in peace. Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!, a TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,200 stations in North America. She is the co-author of The Silenced Majority, a New York Times best-seller. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20-26, 2014 or 8 (it didnt work), and in a long, winding way become a monk all long before he became a software engineer in Sarasota, where he lives with his wife and four young children. In 2024 and 2025, he hopes to make up the rest of the distance to his dream, traveling for seven months and millions of miles on a daring, one-way trip to Mars as one of the first four people to colonize the rust-red planet. It would mean leaving his family behind, which he and they say they are prepared for. They could communicate but not in real time because of light-speed delay across space. There is a chance the settlers could one day return to Earth, but theres no plan for that. Mr. Lopin, who is 36, is one of 19 men and women in Florida and 705 worldwide who were selected by Mars One from an original pool of thousands of applicants. The private nonprofit is based in the Netherlands and founded by entrepreneurs Bas Lansdorp and Arno Wielders in 2011. Mars One reports that 202,586 people originally applied, about 24 percent of them from the U.S., although that number has been disputed. Many dropped out or in video applications it was clear they were not suitable for the mission, although Mars One has not made it entirely clear how they whittled down so many so quickly. Apparently people applied naked, supermodels applied, said candidate Lisa Lynn Vanderperre-Hirsch, Ph.D., 44, who lives in Vero Beach. When I saw that I was like, is this real? And then when I saw the caliber of the people selected I was like, OK. Her husband Eric, and her two grown stepchildren are supportive of her hope to go. Her friends have mixed reactions to the plan. I would imagine the second the rocket takes off that everything would hit you: that you would never see your home or family again, you would never eat a McDonalds hamburger again, nothing would ever be the same again, she said. Anything could happen at any point. But we could get run over by a car tomorrow. You cant look at it that way, you just have to live in the moment and look at it as an opportunity. Although some see Mars One as a long shot, it is arguably the most ambitious, single-minded space exploration program in the world and if successful would potentially have huge implications culturally, politically and economically. Incremental steps toward the 2024 launch include choosing a core group of candidates for the first and successive missions to Mars, and rocket testing and cargo missions ahead of sending men and women. I feel like its a very very big challenge and has a lot of risk, said Mars One candidate Esmail Ahmed Elbassal, a 27-year-old living in Boca Raton and a Ph.D. chemistry student working on Alzheimers research at Florida Atlantic University. Now (colonizing Mars) seems optional, but I feel it will be mandatory later. We should take the steps early rather than later. Candidates plan to deal with the isolation of space and a confined, stressful life on Mars, creating civilization from the ground up, in various ways. Catherine Anne Psarakis, a 20-year-old chemistry and music student living in Winter Park, plans to bring a good pair of headphones to listen to music. Having to leave my family would be difficult, she said. I dont think that means friends and family arent close or important. It means you have an inner stability that allows you to go beyond physical and immediate relationships and continue into something that will give you more insight and wisdom than you would get in any other situation. Candidate Holly Abernethy, a 20-year-old (the minimum Mars One age is 18) who hails from Cape Coral and is a student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, is taking the first steps to prepare if she goes. I am also trying to get involved with the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah for 2015 or 6 as a group of Embry-Riddle students. And next summer I have an internship with Frontier Design, in Brooklyn, N.Y., whose main focus is making space suits, she said. Surreality TV and known unknownsMars One has drawn criticism and become a curiosity, as well as inspiring interest, fascination and hope, from the scientific community and the media. It estimates the cost of the initial mission at $6 billion, with additional crews sent in the years to come. That is far lower than previous estimates to send people to the Red Planet, which have ranged from about $30 billion to $450 billion. Mars One plans to raise most of the money by creating a reality television show about the mission. Darlow Smithson Productions, an Endemol company, which created Big Brother and Survivor, will document the ongoing selection process. Broadcasting is expected to start at the beginning of next year. If all goes as planned (and MARSFrom page 1 NASA PHOTOA look back at a dune where NASAs Curiosity Mars rover passed in 2014.EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYNadine, Colin, Jared, Summer, Lennart and Kaylee Lopin at home in Sarasota. The mission: MARS ONE, A PRIVATE COMPANY, PLANS TO BE ON MARS BY 2025.The team: Propulsion: The possible travelers: IT IS DOWN TO 700 NOW; 19 LIVE IN FLORIDA WIELDERS VANDERPERRE-HIRSCH LANSDORP PSARAKIS VERSTEEG ELBASSAL KRAFT LOPIN FLINKENFOGEL RPERREHIRS CH PSARAKIS ELBASSAL LOPIN B AA. NASA IS SET TO LAUNCH AN UNMANNED MULTI-PURPOSE CREW VEHICLE USING A DELTA IV HEAVY ROCKET ON DEC. 4. THE CRAFT COULD EVENTUALLY CARRY PEOPLE TO MARS. B. SPACEX, A PRIVATE COMPANY BASED IN CALIFORNIA, PLANS TO LAUNCH THE FALCON HEAVY ROCKET NEXT YEAR. MARS ONE STATES THAT IT INTENDS TO USE THIS ROCKET TO REACH MARS. THE MARS ONE GROUP IN THE NETHERLANDS CONSISTS OF ENTREPRENEURS, SCIENTISTS, MARKETERS, ARTISTS AND A MEDICAL DOCTOR.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20-26, 2014 NEWS A9 by the nature of such a plan it wont) viewers around the world will be able to follow on TV the daily dramas of the first settlers off Earth. The Real Houswives of Mars? Well, not exactly. If it will work is a point of debate. A lack of funds is the groups Achilles heel, Mr. Lopin and others agree. One has the right to be skeptical if Mars One is ever going to happen, said Robert Zubrin, Ph.D., an astronautical engineer who has worked with NASA, founded The Mars Society and authored The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must (1996). They dont remotely have the resources to send people to Mars. But he also believes the one-way mission has advantages. Going to Mars one way is easier than going round trip and cheaper and lower risk, he said. It is a slander that someone says, youre doing a suicide mission. No, its a colonization mission. Life is a one-way trip. Were all going one-way somewhere. Other challenges to Mars One include a study by MIT researchers, who found that under current plans the Mars One settlers would produce deadly amounts of oxygen in their living habitats, in the course of growing food hydroponically, and start dying off in 68 days. One reporter who followed Mars One for a year, Elmo Keep, concluded that the program is a moral and ethical failure: An underfunded, ego-driven project that even if it does get off the ground is sending hopeful participants away from their families on a mission so hellishly lonely that it gave her nightmares in the course of writing the story. Isolation is not just house arrest, being prevented from going out and talking with people and going skiing or whatever, said Mr. Zubrin. Isolation is being separated from the worldwide network of civilization that supports your existence. You and I are supported by a support network of seven billion people right now. You want a cantaloupe? Theyll get you a cantaloupe. A spare part? Theyll get you a spare part. On Mars that wont be true. Mars One responded to criticisms in an email: We are aware of the fact that our project has raised a discussion in certain areas, and we only applaud that. Although some might not believe in our mission, or even think negatively about it, we are proud to be supported by many experts, including Nobel prize laureate Gerard t Hooft, and former NASA chief technologist Mason Peck. Why go?Although it is a one-way trip, Mars One, Mr. Lopin and other candidates believe it is worth the risk. As Mr. Zubrin wrote in The Case for Mars, For the science, for the challenge, for the future; thats why we should go to Mars. Since NASA began in 1958 to counter the former Soviet Unions space program, for instance, its technological achievements have taken shape in numerous products from the miniaturization of the computer industry to Corningware, points out Curt Witthoff, coordinator of K-12 science and environmental education for Collier County Public Schools. Students learn about how space research and exploration impacts the culture and economy, he said, Whether its advances in communication or advances in weather data or weather analysis or even just the ability to keep tabs on whats happening around the planet in terms of ocean temperatures. However hubristic Mars Ones plan may sound, Mr. Lopin sees the project as at least a tangible goal that will fuel imaginations. At a time when NASA has been seen by some as floundering for decades under presidents who failed to articulate or carry out a grand vision in the manner of President John F. Kennedy, this wildly ambitious, dramatic risk reminds Mr. Lopin of JFK. In 1961, he made plans to get to the moon before the decade was out, not because they are easy, but because they are hard. Mr. Zubrin believes government agencies such as NASA as well as private groups such as his Mars Society, Elon Musks SpaceX along with Mars One could all play a role in pushing humanity toward the Red Planet, and as they become more viable to billionaires who grew up watching Star Trek. The current tension between the U.S. and Russia could also put an urgency behind the space program that hasnt existed in a while. At least, Mr. Lopin argues, Mars One has articulated such a mission, and mobilized a worldwide group interested in seeing the plan carried through to completion. Mars Ones idea is JFK-like in the sense that, lets just set the target and work towards it, he said. If we fail, so we fail. So what? But why not set the target.When NASA inspired the worldDavid Hanson, now 73, recalls watching the Apollo II moon landing on television as a boy: the first men on the moon had aspects of awe and novelty. It was pretty awesome, said Mr. Hanson, director of the James and Barbara Moore Observatory at Florida SouthWestern State College in Punta Gorda. It was pretty short. It was like OK, there we are, we did it. I think everybody had in a way a personal stake in that. It wasnt just NASA or the government it was us that did it. And that may have been PR from NASA and from the media but I dont think it was just we, meaning the U.S., because when that happened there were TVs on around the world. Like many, he is skeptical but unwilling to be outright dismissive of Mars Ones audacious mission. Something may come of it. Who knows? he said. Even in the 1990s, Mr. Zubrin argued, the technology was available to carry a crew to Mars. In 1989, the Bush administration looked at Mr. Zubrins roughly $30 billion plan to send people to Mars and back and begin to colonize the planet. A NASA man-to-Mars mission was later estimated to cost $450 billion, a figure which Mr. Zubrin writes had ballooned because of the desire to bring all the fuel, food and other supplies along on the mission instead of traveling light. The resulting sticker shock kept such a plan from consideration ever since, he believes. Living off the land intelligent use of local resources is not just the way the West was won; its the way the Earth was won, and its also the way Mars can be won, he wrote. That would mean deriving fuel from an atmosphere made mostly of carbon dioxide; drawing water from the planets frozen ice and, hopefully, liquid reservoirs of water underground; growing food indoors. Cosmic rays, solar flares, zero-gravity health effects, psychological factors, dust storms, life support systems, excessive cost the list of alleged showstoppers put forward by the naysayers goes on and on. Theyre wrong on every point.Mars or bustIt is generally agreed that among our SEE MARS, A10 Four colonists would share a total of 3,200 square feet of living space. Suits worn outside would protect colonists from extreme temperatures and radiation. RENDERINGS COURTESY OF MARS ONEThe inflatable Mars One living space for four includes bedrooms, work areas, a living room, a place to grow food, bathrooms and a kitchen.
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Olympus Mons is about the size of Arizona in diameter and 16 miles high. Much of what we know now about Mars has come from NASAs robotic exploration of the planet, Mr. Zubrin explained in the preface to a 2011 reprint of his book, even if the idea of sending people there remains a fuzzy goal. NASAs OrionNASA is preparing to test fly its new Orion spacecraft. There wont be a crew inside this time, but the vehicle is designed to carry astronauts to deep-space asteroids, and eventually to Mars and back. Orion is set to launch from Cape Canaveral on Dec. 4. NASA employees as well as contractor Lockheed Martin will monitor Orion as it rockets to 3,600 miles above the Earth and makes two laps, testing numerous functions such as its parachutes, how radiation effects electronics, and the heat and acoustics inside the cabin as it reenters our atmosphere at close to 20,000 miles per hour with temperatures up to 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit. This is really our first step in our journey to Mars, said William Hill, NASA deputy associate administrator for Exploration Systems Development. If you goAbove the Lopins kitchen table is a whiteboard where his children, who are homeschooled, are learning new mathematics lessons each Saturday; a recent weeks lesson was on cubed roots. Mr. Lopin talked about an electronic currency that a new colony could use on Mars, similar to Bitcoin. He discussed why the peril associated with the mission is not unlike that of explorers past such as Christopher Columbus, whose crew had small, cramped living spaces aboard the ship that carried them to the Americas an unknown, unplanned destination. When he mentions Elon Musk of SpaceX, his 9-year old, Colin, adds And hes my hero. Colin is the biologist of the family. His daughter Kaylee, 5, is the mathematician, sleeping with a math book under her pillow. Jared, 8, wants to be an engineer. The Lopins daughter Summer is almost 2 years old. After Mr. Lopin found the Star Wars toy catalogue, he soaked up science fiction and astronomy books at the library before moving on to the adult section when he was 9 or 10, reading Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin and others. After reading parapsychology books he studied meditative yoga so intently, first as an effort to commune with aliens and later for personal reasons, that his parents became concerned. They still dont understand why he would want to go to Mars. After graduating from high school, with a strong interest in Buddhism because he found it the most sciencelike of all religions, he went to Sri Lanka to become a monk. He would go down to the village in the morning for food, he said, and sit in a cave the rest of the day and night meditating. He did this for months, using techniques he believes could help on a planet that has been compared to living in Antarctica. The worst thing for the mind is lack of information. Its terrible, its frightening, he says. And you kind of see what youre made out of, whats inside of you, and the mind is trying like crazy to find sense impressions. And if it cant find them, it will generate them by itself. And it will come up with all kinds of crazy stories to keep you going. I think its similar to people who are in prison, people who are in solitary confinement You let all the sense impressions that come and even the thoughts, you just accept them as they are and you dont hook on them, you just let them pass through your brain If the mind produces something and you have no way of detaching yourself from it and you really think and believe its true then you run into big problems. After three years living the life of a monk, he left Sri Lanka in 1999. He returned to studying computer science, and about seven years ago was able to land a job in Florida after visiting a relative here. He currently lives in the United States on a work visa, with plans to obtain a green card and eventually citizenship. His son Colin sat at the table as he talked. Eventually we got around to what it would be like if his dad left. Ehhh, I wouldnt like it too much, Colin says. Well I would like it but I would like you to stay here a bit more. All of you, right? Mr. Lopin says. Yes, especially Mom. Yeah, Im actually blessed with very understanding kids and my wife (Nadine), Mr. Lopin says. Um, she knows that Im not normal. She kind of married me for that, too. There are even times when I thought I would like to go back to the jungle (in Sri Lanka) and she was like, well, go if you need to. So shes that kind of person, which, you probably have to be strange yourself. Thank you! Nadine Lopin says sarcastically from the kitchen, laughing. He asks how she feels about him going. I know it would make you happy, she says. So, of course I would like him to stay. I mean, also its 10 years. The kids will be grown up by then. Ill be 19, Colin said. 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Food Chains premiered at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival and screened subsequently at the Tribeca Film Festival and Guadalajara Film Festival. The film has had premieres at The Laemmle in Pasadena, Calif., on Nov. 13, and at New York Citys IFC Center on Nov. 18. The Nov. 21 openings include the Prado Stadium 12 in Bonita Springs, where the film will be screened through Nov. 28. Other opening cities include Orlando, Tampa and Miami, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Orlando, Tampa, Phoenix, and Chicago. The film is unrated and has a running time of 82 minutes.The Clinton Global Citizen AwardCIWs Mr. Benitez and Mr. Asbed were honored as the recipients of the Clinton Global Citizen Award this past spring. Here is what the award website says: The Coalition of Immokalee Workers is a worker-based human rights organization recognized for its achievements in the fields of corporate social responsibility, community organizing and sustainable food Mr. Asbed is a principal author of the CIWs Fair Food Program, a breakthrough, worker-driven approach to verifiable corporate accountability recognized by the United Nations and the White House for its unique effectiveness. He also works closely with Mr. Benitez on the CIWs AntiSlavery Campaign, recognized by the U.S. State Department for its pioneering work in the prevention of forced labor. Mr. Benitez is a key organizational leader and member of the Fair Food Program worker education team, and is one of the earliest farmworker leaders in the Fair Food movement. He also works with consumer allies to organize national actions renowned for their creativity and effectiveness designed to bring pressure on the large retail purchasers of Florida produce to join the Fair Food Program. For more information about Food Chains, visit foodchainsfilm.com or follow the foodchainsfilm on Facebook and Twitter. FOOD CHAINSFrom page 15 steaks. As happens ever year, local elected officials and government and business leaders are wrangled to dish out the food to the masses. While the main objective of Farm City BBQ is to encourage relationships between those in the local business and agricultural communities, the event has evolved into a nonprofit fundraiser as well. Proceeds from the $22 meal tickets this year are earmarked for Collier County 4-H, Youth Leadership Collier, the Collier County Junior Deputies League and Key Club International. Diners can designate which of the four organizations they would like their ticket purchase to benefit. The beneficiaries are selected in line with the Farm City mission to build relationships and build leaders, spokesperson Cyndee Woolley says. The people who participate are the leaders of the community and they have a vested interest in building the next generation of leaders. Were specifically looking for programs that build leadership. Event chair Stephanie Kissinger, the public sector manager for Waste Management of Florida, says people she encounters in other counties cannot grasp the concept of a gathering like Farm City BBQ and how busy she is before Thanksgiving. Im chairing a party for 2,500 of my closest friends that day, she said. Its so much fun to explain the story and what it means for the community. There is always a note of unpredictability to the day, Ms. Kissinger adds. Its usually a nail biter, she says. A lot of times in recent years its rained, and there have been a few other times its been excruciatingly hot. Or the year when someone packed up the serving utensils before the meal. When we start serving, theres no stopping, Ms. Woolley says. And I had celebrity servers with nothing to serve with. We rummaged through the employee kitchen and managed to serve that way. We found the utensils a week later. For tickets to or more information about this years Farm City BBQ, visit farmcitybbq.com. FARM CITYFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOA bowl of Immokalee Salad at the 2013 Farm City BBQ.
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Student wins video contest for second yearGolden Gate High School senior Jordyn Edmonds won the top prize in the 2014 Red Ribbon Week video contest sponsored by Drug Free Collier and the Collier County Sheriffs Office. Featuring a local youth visiting the grave of a friend, his A Very Short Life illustrates the tragic consequences of substance abuse. Jordyns winning video can be viewed on YouTube, as can his film that won first prize in the 2013 contest. Melanie Black, executive director of Drug Free Collier, says this years winning video presents a timely opportunity to remind others about a new Florida law that allows individuals to report a drug overdose and seek medical help without fear of criminal prosecution. The 911 Good Samaritan Act aims to prevent drug overdose deaths by offering specific immunity to individuals acting in good faith. First prize in this years Red Ribbon Week poster contest for middle-school students went to Stephanie Vargas, a student at Pine Ridge Middle School, for her posted titled Drugs Destroy Dreams. For more information about programs and services offered by Drug Free Collier, visit drugfreecollier.org. C apt. Tom Bogan, City of Marco Island F ire Rescue Department Capt. Bogan has led marine operations for the fire department since its inception. The department had long used recreational-designed vessels converted for rescue use; however, limitations were impacting crew and patient safety and offered ineffective firefighting capabilities. Over a period of seven years, Capt. Bogan worked to design and construct a vessel capable of providing fire and rescue services to the marine emergencies the department was experiencing. In 2013, his exhaustive effort was recognized when Marco Island City Council approved funding. James French, deputy administrator, Collier County Growth Management Division Mr. French has been a dedicated public servant for more than 10 years. In his current role, he has been willing to take the risks necessary to achieve changes that include streamlining the permitting process, creating an environment of accountability and fostering positive client, community and staff work relationships. Under his leadership, the Collier County Building Department was recently recognized for planning excellence by the National Association of Counties. Paul Mattausch, director, northeast facility integration, Collier County Public Utilities Division When Mr. Mattausch arrived in Collier County in July 1998, the county was on the threshold of unprecedented growth, growth that would significantly impact our areas drinking water supply. In the face of rapid expansion, he directed a number of programs that would provide for improved sustainability, integrity, security, reliability and quality of the publics drinking water supply. He has been recognized by both the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and South Florida Water Management District. HONORFrom page 17
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20-26, 2014 A21 For more information, please contact:Jennifer MayMembership Director 239-254-7453 firstname.lastname@example.org your should beInquire now aboutPreview Golf Membership Initiation fee deferred for 12 months for new Golf Membership* Enjoy full Club privileges*Monthly dues & fees will be collected during the preview period. At the end of the 12 months, join as a Class A Golf Member or Social Member, or part ways with no further obligation.www.quailcreekcc.com/previewgolf facebook.com/quailcreekcc Quail Creek Country Club Charity Classic brings in almost $2 million for TIFThe Immokalee Foundations annual Charity Classic Celebration on Nov. 14 raised more than $1.9 million, a record for fundraising events in the organizations 23-year history, according to Joseph Zednik, TIFs chairman of the board and event chair for the gala. Nearly 350 guests gathered at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort along with 80 students representing TIFs educational programs. With the theme Hope Grows, the event put the spotlight on TIF students who have gone on to rewarding careers. Those sharing their stories at Fridays event included Jesus Abarca, a Florida State University graduate who now works in the management training program at Lipman in Manteca, Calif., and Brittany Gonzalez, who realized her dream of working in radio after graduating from Florida Gulf Coast University. The biggest draw of the night was the Fund A Dream live bidding experience. Donors raised their paddles to make matching contributions from $50,000 to $200,000 in support of programs in four categories: Immokalee Readers: Reading Readiness; Leadership Experiences & Life Skills: Tools to Succeed; Tutoring & Advocacy: Avenue of Achievement; and Scholarships/Post-Secondary Success. Also contributing to the Charity Classics success was the annual Pro-Am golf tournament that took place Nov. 17 at The Old Collier Golf Club. At press time, projections were that the tournament would raise more than $425,000 another fundraising record. For more information about The Immokalee Foundation, including how to volunteer as a mentor, call 430-9122 or visit immokaleefoundation.org. COURTESY PHOTOS Alex Arreguin, Jesus Brito, Aniah Gonzalez, Valiei Aquila and Louise Penta Don Gunther and Jean Hertzog celebrate a record fundraising night. Dr. Jensen Dr. Carr90 Cypress Way E, Suite 20, Naples, FL 34110239-596-5771 E x p e e r i e e n c e e th e D i e r e e n c e
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Your heros cape is calling. Make your donation today at FinishLineForKids.org or 239-343-6950.Give the Gift of a Healthy Future | Donate at FinishLineforKids.orgGavin, Age 7 Center will focus on developing young baseball, softball players SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY A Naples-based investor group led by Sterling Hitchcock has announced the formation of the nonprofit SWFL Baseball and Softball Player Development Center dedicated to helping area high school baseball and softball players advance to the next level, and to play ball in college or professionally. Through advanced training facilities, a professional faculty and player marketing, we are confident our member players will develop to their fullest potential, says Mr. Hitchcock, a former Major League Baseball player who pitched for The New York Yankees and The San Diego Padres. A building at 4775 Mercantile Ave. in Naples us undergoing renovations to serve as headquarters for the center. It will house strength and conditioning equipment, batting cages, an indoor pitching mound and other player development areas, Mr. Hitchcock says. It will also provide access to the areas leading baseball and softball experts, an advisory board of former major league and professional players, a collegiate recruiting network and a number of area high school baseball and softball coaches. The center will host pro-style showcases for baseball and softball and will field a number of elite travel baseball and softball teams. The SWFL PDC is a fabulous concept in high school baseball and softball player development, says Don Carman, former pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies and a member of the SWFL PDC advisory board. The combination of skills, speed and strength training, together with player promotion to the collegiate and professional level, is a very powerful service to local youth wanting to advance to the next level. Other members of the advisory board are: Carlos Alfonso (Astros, Giants and Rays), Eddy Rodriguez (Rays and Padres), Steve Singleton (Twins and minor league organizations). Also associated with the SWFL PDC at the professional level are: JP Ricciardi, special assistant to New York Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson; Tom Clark, MLB scout for the Mets; Chris Hall, commissioner of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League; Paul Turco Jr., MLB scout for the Giants; Cliff Terracuso, area scout for the Texas Rangers; and Alex Mesa, area scout for the Kansas City Royals. Local high school coaches serving as consultants to the SWFL PDC are: Coach George Reidy, Naples High School head baseball coach; Steve Vargas, NHS head softball coach; and Mark Marsala, Seacrest Country Day head baseball coach. The centers recruiting network of college baseball and softball coaches includes FGCU softball and the following schools for baseball: Boston College, Brandeis University, Endicott College, Worcester State University, Bentley University, Wheaton College, The College of the Holy Cross, New Hampshire University, Merrimack College, Pace University, Adelphi University, St. Anselm College, Tufts University, Stonehill College, Elizabethtown University, St. Leo University, Anna Maria College, Southern Connecticut State University, The University of Maine, Merrimack College, Rollins College, St. Thomas University and Worcester Poly Tech. For more information, visit swflpdc. org.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA24 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20-26, 2014 Time Trial Cycle hosts an indoor riding event with all proceeds from two 45-minute classes benefitting Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples at 8:30 a.m. or 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20. $20 suggested donation. 3080 Tamiami Trail N. 249-6765 or timetrialcycle.com. Do a 3K paddle in a kayak down Henderson Creek and follow it with a 4K trail run for the annual Rookery Bay Adventure Race on Saturday, Nov. 22. The paddling part starts at 8 a.m. at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in four categories. Registration is limited and is $40 for individuals and $70 for relay teams. Kayak rentals available for a separate fee. Proceeds will benefit Friends of Rookery Bay and the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. To sign up or for more information, visit rookerybay.org. Special Olympics of Collier County hosts the 16th annual Patrick Solis Charity Golf Classic on Saturday, Nov. 22, at The Club at Olde Cypress. The four-person scramble begins with registration at 7:30 a.m. and includes breakfast, cart and greens fees, lunch, awards ceremony and entertainment. The shotgun start is at 9 a.m. Registration is $500 for a foursome. To sign up or for more information, call 775-1991 or visit specialolympicsflorida.com/collier. The Gobble Gobble 4-Miler sets out at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, from the Village on Venetian Bay. Participants can walk or run the route through downtown Naples and then enjoy various family friendly Thanksgiving activities. Proceeds from registration benefit St. Matthews House and the NCH Safe & Healthy Children 95210 Kids on the Go! campaign. To sign up or for more information, visit gobblegobblefourmiler.com. The Gulf Coast Runners second annual Turkey Trot 5K sets out from Cambier Park at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27. Free parking and a bike corral managed by Naples Cyclery for anyone who pedals to the race. Naples Cyclery GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSE 239.261.7157 141 TAMIAMI TRAIL NORTH, NAPLES, FLORIDA 34102 WYNNSONLINE.COM GREAT WITH YOUR HOLIDAY MEALSave $4.00/lb. on American Artisan CheeseCarr Valley Apple Smoked Cheddar Cheese $12.99/lb.Must present coupon. Good through November 27, 2014 GREAT WITH YOUR PUMPKIN PIEFree with a $50.00 Grocery OrderBlue Bell Ice Cream Half Gallon (Assorted Flavors)Must present coupon. Good through November 27, 2014 Not valid with tobacco purchases.TOAST YOUR MEAL WITH CHAMPAGNE Piper-Heidsieck Brut from France 750 ml. Special Price $36.99Must present coupon. Good through November 27, 2014All Thanksgiving Gifts & Decor 30% OFFMust present coupon. Good through November 27, 2014 FROM THE WYNN FAMILY AND THEIR EMPLOYEES Remember, Wynns Market for all your Thanksgiving needs!We are still taking orders in all departments, but availability is limited! We will be closed Thanksgiving Day, so our employees can enjoy the holiday with their families. Serving Naples the Finest Products for Over 70 Years HAPPY OPEN 50 YEARS DELS 24 HRSTOREROUND THE CLOCKBEST LIVE & FROZEN BAIT PRICES IN TOWN! COUPON2802 THOMASSON DRIVE, NAPLES, FLORIDA 34112 (ON THE WAY TO BAYVIEW PARK BOAT LAUNCH) (239) 774-3853 or (239) 250-7754 www.Dels24.com Must present coupon. While supplies last. Expires 12/5/14. COUPON BUDWEISER ORBUD LIGHT OR COORS LIGHT ORMILLER LIGHT24 Packs $17.99LIMIT 2 Must present coupon. While supplies last. Expires 12/5/14. COUPONRUSH LIMBAUGH ICED TEA$16.99/CASEPLUS FREE COFFEE MUG SET WHILE SUPPLIES LASTSAVE $7 PER CASE SERVING BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNERFREE 2 LITER OF PEPSI OR COKE PRODUCTS WITH PURCHASE OF A LARGE PIZZACarryout only. Must present coupon. While supplies last.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20-26, 2014 A25 is committing $1 for every Turkey Trot participant to help purchase bicycles for St. Matthews House; Moes Southwest Grill will donate 1 pound of rice/beans to SMH for each participant. Registration is $30 until Nov. 26 and $40 on race day. There will be a free 1-mile run for ages 7-14 and a free 100yard dash for ages 6 and younger. Sign up at gcrunners.org. The Naples Pathways Coalition hosts the 10th annual Iron Joe Turkey Ride the morning of Sunday, Nov. 30, and the ninth annual Naples Bike Brunch on Sunday morning, Jan. 25, at Lowdermilk Park. Call 777-7718 or visit naplespathways.org or cyclingacrossamerica.com for more information. Imagine Childrens Health Center hosts a walk from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, at Freedom Park in Naples. Participants can stroll the nature boardwalk, listen to The Bumbles and The Honeybees, earn prizes from Pop Toys and enjoy treats from Food & Thought. The event is free, but donations are welcome for the organizations building fund. For more information, call 263-3908 or go to imaginechc.com. The Greater Naples YMCA holds the 27th annual YMCA/Dan Conley Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit Y childrens programs Wednesday, Dec. 3, at Kensington Golf & Country Club. Registration for $150 includes lunch, dinner and two drink tickets. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Call 597-3148 or visit greaterNaplesYMCA.org for more information. The second annual Scramble for Sarah golf tournament takes place Sunday, Dec. 14, at Tiburon Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton. Sarah Hardwig is an 11-year-old local girl who suffered from an eye disorder that left her blind. With assistance from The Foundation of Retinal Research and Lighthouse of Collier, she has been able to grow and develop as well as her sighted friends. Registration for $150 includes lunch, shotgun start at 12:30 p.m., raffles, prizes and more. Proceeds will benefit Lighthouse of Collier, Center for Blindness and Vision Loss and The Foundation for Retinal Research. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, email Greg Hardwig at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit 2014scrambleforesarah.kintera.org. The Marco Island Half Marathon and 5K run-walk sets out at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, March 15, from the Shops of Marco. All ages are welcome. Registration proceeds benefit Marco Island community organizations. For more information, visit marcoislandhalfmarathon.com. Email items to email@example.com GET OUT FOR A GOOD CAUSEFORT MYERS NEWEST HANGOUT SIX BENDS Stop by with your friends, kick back and enjoy live music, food and entertainment every week. Join us on e Plaza for Why Not Wednesday from 69PM and Sundays on e Plaza from 14PM. Its all here and were waiting for you. Six Bends is the place. (239) 275-4647 | www.SixBends.com | www.SixBendsHD.com9501 THUNDER ROAD, FORT MYERSLOCATED OFF I75, EXIT 131 DANIELS PARKWAY, SOUTHEAST CORNER LIVE AND IN PERSON AT SIX BENDS SONS OF ANARCHYFINALE EVENT DECEMBER 9TH VIP TICKETS: $395 (only 150 tickets) Private Cocktail Party with Tig and Juice st arting at 5 PM, Dinner Party at 7 PM Q & A Session Final Episode Viewing Private After-PartyGENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS: $195 only 250 tickets) Dinner Party with Tig and Juice at 7 PM Q & A Session Final Episode ViewingPURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE AT: http://sixbends.com/event/sons-of-anarchy/ ONLY 400 FANS will have the chance to be a part of this once in a lifetime private viewing party with Kim Coates Tig and eo Rossi Juice from the Sons of Anarchy series on the night the nal episode airs.
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Patron tickets for the 2015 Naples Garden Club House & Garden Tour are on sale at naplesgardenclub.org. The purchase of one patron ticket for $175 allows for the purchase of up to five general admission tickets at the same time for $100 each. The tour, which always sells out and has a waiting list, takes place Saturday, Feb. 7, with participants departing on coach buses from Naples Botanical Garden. Patrons and their guests receive first choice of bus departure times, and patrons receive preferred parking at the Garden. Non-patron tickets for $100 will go on sale Dec. 1. For more information, visit the website above. The Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance welcomes world-renowned orchid grower and American Orchid Society judge Robert Fuchs as guest speaker at its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1225 Piper Blvd. Mr. Fuchs will discuss what name changes in the vandaceous alliance mean for current hybrid genera. The presentation was the keynote address at the 21st World Orchid Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa in September. Mr. Fuchs opened opened R.F. Orchids on the grounds of his grandparents nursery in Homestead in 1970. As an accredited AOS judge, he travels extensively throughout the world to attend orchid shows, and to present lectures and programs to orchid groups. He is the author of the section on vanda culture in the AOS Handbook on Orchid Culture. An orchid raffle will be held as part of the evening, and orchids from R.F. Orchids will be available for purchase. Admission is free, and all are welcome. For more information, call 498-9741. The Naples chapter of PFLAG, Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, a support, education and advocacy group for families with gay or transgender members, meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. The next meeting is Nov. 20. Call 963-4670 for location. Ohio State University fans are welcome to join the Naples Buckeyes for OSU football at the following locations in Naples on every game day: Bokampers Sports Bar and Grille, Stevie Tomatos Sports Page, Harolds Place at the Gulfcoast Inn and Gatsbys Pizza. The Nov. 22 game against Indiana starts at noon. The Naples Buckeyes are also planning a holiday cruise aboard the Naples Princess on Saturday, Dec. 13. For more information, visit naplesbuckeyes. com. Members of the Naples IOWA Club invite University of Iowa Hawkeyes fans to join them at Weekend Willies to watch the seasons football games. The Nov. 22 game against Wisconsin starts at 3:30 p.m. For more information about the club, call Michael Eovino at 431-8845 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Naples base of the U.S. Submarine Veterans (USSVI) meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month at the American Legion Post 303, 27678 Imperial Shores Blvd. in Bonita Springs. The next meeting is Nov. 25. Membership is open to active duty and retired submariners who have earned the Qualified in Submarines designation. The local USSVI base commander is John Dykhuis of Naples. For more information, visit ussvi.org/base/naples.asp. Naples Nites Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at Perkins on Pine Ridge Road at Interstate-75. The next meetings are Nov. 25 and Dec. 9. All current and former Lions are welcome. For more information, call Dan Sams at 352-2827. The Naples Civitan Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at Perkins on Pine Ridge Road. Nery Kircher is president. The next meetings are Nov. 26 and Dec. 10. The newly chartered Marco Island Civitan Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at Marios Restaurant at 845 Bald Eagle Drive. The next meetings are Nov. 25 and Dec. 9. 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Guest speaker will be Erika Donalds, newly elected member of the Collier County School Board. RSVP by emailing patriotart@ centurylink.net. For more information, visit collierrepublicanmensclub.com. The Naples Christian Womens Connection invites area women to a luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at Quail Creek Country Club, 13300 Valewood Drive. Guests are encouraged to bring something to exchange in the Swap n Shop. Cost is $23. Call 592-0229 for reservations. For more information, visit cwcfl.net. Naples Ship Modelers is an informal group dedicated to the hobby of building wooden ship models. Members meet at 9:30 a.m. on the first and third Saturdays of every month at the Landmark Naples community in North Naples. The next meetings are Dec. 6 and 20. Members share their knowledge and building techniques and welcome new members. For more information, call Dick Ritchie at 594-0868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Genealogical Society of Collier County meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Moorings Presbyterian ChurchRefreshments will be served. Guests are always welcome. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and reservations are not required. For more information, go to thegscc.org. Pilot Club of Naples/Naples Pilot Foundation meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at Perkins, 3585 Pine Ridge Road in Naples. The next meeting is Dec. 11. Pilot International focuses its charitable and educational efforts on brain-related disorders and disabilities, including traumatic brain injuries, dementia and autism. Guests and new members are always welcome at meetings. Reservations are not required. Attendees order from the menu and pay for their meals. For more information, call Sue Lester 289-8268. Naples Newcomers Club welcomes women who have moved to the area within the past five years. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA30 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20-26, 2014 At participating locations. McDonalds perfect sipping A t participatin g loc a Coffee prepared exactly how you want it every time or well make it again thats our guarantee. Black? Two creams? One sugar? However YOU take your coffee, take it from McDonald's. The Florida Weekly is now available at participating Mcdonalds. ALUMNI NEWS The Harvard Club of Naples welcomes all residents of Collier County and southern Lee County who have a connection with Harvard University. Members will join local Yale Club members for lunch and to watch the Harvard-Yale football game Saturday, Nov. 22. On Friday, Dec. 5, the club hosts Congressman Curt Clawson starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Country Club of Naples, 185 Burning Tree Drive. And on Tuesday morning, Dec. 9, a group will go on a Birding 101 outing with Arthur Sissman to Eagle Lakes Community Park. For information about club membership and the seasons full schedule of events, call 793-7887 or go to harvardclubofnaples. org. The Greater Naples Branch of AAUW holds its monthly meeting Saturday, Dec. 6, at Hodges University. A reception and networking begin at 9:30 a.m., and the meeting begins at 10 a.m. Guest speaker Tasheekia Perry, founder of Crowning Daughters for Success, will discuss ways to make a difference in the lives of adolescent girls. All are welcome, and reservations are not necessary. For more information, visit aauwgnb.org. Boston College alumni, family and friends hold their third annual Christmas cocktail party from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, in a private room at Brio restaurant in Waterside shops. Admission is $10, and there will be heavy hors doeuvres and a cash bar. Reservations can be made by calling Diane Van Parys at 431-5224 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Cornell Alumni Association of Southwest Florida hosts its first luncheon of the season Thursday, Dec. 11, at Wyndemere Country Club. Guest speaker Nancy Battistella, coowner of Six Mile Creek Vineyard in Ithaca, N.Y., will discuss the family business that was established in 1987. Ms. Battistella and her husband, Roger, are residents of Naples. For reservations or more information, call Jon Peter Vollmer at 250-9414 or email email@example.com. The Naples area chapter of Gamma Phi Beta alumnae meets regularly for lunch and a program at a variety of venues in Collier and Lee counties. All Gamma Phi Betas who are living in or visiting Southwest Florida are welcome. For more information, call 594-8420. Alpha Delta Pi alumnae are invited to join the ADPi alumnae chapter of Naples, Bonita Springs and Marco Island for monthly luncheons and occasional evening events held at various area locations. For more information, call 404-3294 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Email alumni news to cpierce@ floridaweekly.com.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA32 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20-26, 2014 WelcomeDr. Robert TomsickFellowship Trained Mohs Surgeon & Board Certied DermatologistSTARTING JANUARY 1, 2015Bringing over 35 years of Mohs surgery and dermatology experience to Naples & Bonita Springs 1-800-591-DERM | www.RiverchaseDermatology.com HEALTHY LIVING Believing heart disease myths can be harmful to your health BY KALI LYNCHLee Memorial Health SystemHeart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Many people may have heard this statement before, but fail to understand the real facts about heart disease relying on myths and false assumptions. Cardiologist Murali Muppala, M.D., breaks down a few of the most common myths. Myth No. 1 Heart disease runs in my family, so I cant prevent it. Family history of heart disease definitely puts someone at a higher risk, but it doesnt have to be an inevitable diagnosis, Dr. Muppala explains. You can maintain a heart healthy lifestyle by staying active, controlling cholesterol, managing blood pressure, eating a nutritious and balanced diet, not smoking or quitting, and controlling blood sugar. You can definitely reduce your risk if you take your heart health seriously. Myth No. 2 I would know if I have high blood pressure or high cholesterol. The only way to know if you have high blood pressure or cholesterol is to get it checked by your doctor, Dr. Muppala says. High blood pressure is known as the silent killer because you may never experience any symptoms and it can cause heart attacks, stroke and other serious health problems. The same is true for high cholesterol you may not know you have it because you can be a thin and active person and still have high cholesterol. Stay on top of your numbers so you know your risk when it comes to blood pressure and cholesterol. Myth No. 3 If I have chest pain and numbness in my left arm, Ill know its a heart attack. Not necessarily, Dr. Muppala says. Heart attacks can cause different, and sometimes subtle, symptoms, like nausea and/or vomiting; shortness of breath; sweating; lightheadedness; pain in the neck, jaw, teeth, shoulders or arms; heartburn; or even anxiety. If you or someone you are with experiences any of these signs or symptoms, call 911 immediately and do not drive to the hospital. There are many other myths associated with heart disease and heart attacks. But, Dr. Muppala says the main takeaway to combat any myths or misconceptions is to know your personal risk factors and do all you can to lead a heart-healthy lifestyle. Lee Memorial Health System offers a noninvasive screening program Heart Report Card for those who do not have symptoms or a diagnosis of heart disease, but would like more insight into their risk. Heart Report Card Screenings are done between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on the third Wednesday (at the Outpatient Center at HealthPark Commons, 16281 Bass Road, Fort Myers) or first Thursday of each month (at the Outpatient Center at the Sanctuary, 8960 Colonial Center Drive, Fort Myers). For more information or to schedule your screening, call 3435292. Bonita Y offers Pedaling for ParkinsonsThe Bonita Springs YMCA offers its Pedaling for Parkinsons program in hopes of advancing the understanding of how physical activity impacts the motor symptoms association with Parkinson disease. The program is based on research performed by Dr. Jay Alberts of The Cleveland Clinic that demonstrated up to a 35 percent reduction in Parkinson symptoms through stationary cycling. Pedaling for Parkinsons sessions take place from 12:30-2 p.m. every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The first eight sessions are free. For more information, call Marla Ramsey at 221-7560 or email mramsey@bonitaqspringsYMCA.org. NAMI luncheon will shine light on mental illnessThe National Alliance on Mental Illness of Collier County holds its annual Hope Shines luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at a private club in Naples. Guest speaker Kevin Hines will share the story about how he discovered brighter days after a suicide attempt. In 2000, when he was 19 years old, Mr. Hines jumped off San Franciscos Golden Gate Bridge, a fall of 746 feet. Today, he is one of just 33 people who have lived to talk about it and he is the only one doing so. The author of Cracked Not Broken: Surviving & Thriving After a Suicide Attempt, he has appeared on Larry King Live, 0/20, Anderson Cooper 360 and Good Morning America and is featured in the 2006 film The Bridge. Hope also will shine at the luncheon when NAMI of Collier County honors people who have gone above and beyond to support its mission. SEE NAMI, A32 HINES
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA34 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20-26, 2014 Map Us: 11000 Terminal Access Road, Fort Myers, Florida 33913 Parking Information: Relax your holiday begins the moment you drive in! PET TALESCat tricksThree useful behaviors to teach your catWe know what youre thinking: Cats cant learn tricks. Not so. Cats are highly intelligent and many of them are amenable to learning tricks or, as cats would put it, teaching you to give them treats. But why train a cat? Doesnt that take away from their inherent cattitude? We like to think of it more as enhancing their lives. Cats are smart and active, and training provides them with mental stimulation as well as a physical workout. It helps you and your cat learn to communicate more skillfully, adding a new dimension to your relationship. And its just plain fun. Kittens pick up tricks more quickly because their brains are more elastic, but cats of any age can learn new behaviors. All you need is a clicker, some aromatic treats your cat can gulp down quickly, good timing and a little patience. Here are three easy tricks to teach your feline Einstein. Sit. This is a great trick to teach cats who have a habit of jumping on guests laps uninvited or chasing people and attacking their legs. Its also the foundation for teaching stay, sit up and wave. Start by holding a treat just above your cats head. As his nose goes up to sniff it, his rear automatically goes down into a sit position. The instant he sits, click and give a treat. Click and treat any time you see your cat sitting, whether youve asked him to or not. As you do so, give a name to the action Sit and praise him for it Good sit! Once he learns to sit on cue (cats dont respond to commands, you know), you can have your cat sit as an alternative to things he might do that annoy you. For instance, if your cat likes to sprawl across your desk while youre working, make it rewarding instead for him to sit at your feet or on a chair next to you. Come. This may be the easiest trick to teach, believe it or not. Every time you set down your cats food bowl, make an easily repeatable sound: ring a bell, jingle your keys or whistle a tune (dont use the clicker for this trick). Your cat will quickly associate that sound with mealtime and respond instantly to it. Learning to come when called can save a cats life. If you need to evacuate your home because of a fire or other emergency, it saves valuable time if your cat comes when called. Sound advice: Always reward your cat when he comes to you, and never call him and then do something he doesnt like, such as giving him a pill or taking him to the veterinarian. Touching a target. This is useful because it can help you direct your cat to certain areas. Use a target such as a pencil with a large eraser on the end or a narrow bird perch. Put a small amount of wet food on the end of the target and show it to your cat, holding it just far enough away that he has to reach forward to get the food. As soon as he touches the target with his nose, click and give him a treat. Gradually extend the distance the cat must come before touching the target. Once your cat will touch a target, you can use it to teach him to spin in a circle, jump through a hoop or go to a specific place. Tip for success. Keep training sessions short, no more than two or three minutes at a time, since cats have short attention spans. The easiest way to teach a trick is to capture a behavior a cat does normally by rewarding him whenever he does it. Pets of the Week>>Cannon is a handsome, well-behaved 2-year-old male Canaan mix who weighs about 45 pounds. Hes very smart, agile and knows the basics plus several tricks. >>Henry is a classic orange tabby whos about 2 years old. he loves to be petted and to snuggle in a lap. >>Mollie is a sweet, friendly 4-year-old domestic shorthair who loves to have her thick coat stroked. She enjoys playing with her cat toys. >>Precious is a 4-year-old wire-haired fox terrier mix whos good on her leash and loves being petted. She weighs about 11 pounds and will make a lovely forever companion.To adopt or foster a petThis weeks pets are from Collier County Domestic Animal Services. Adoption fees for cats are $60 and dogs are $85 and 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. For more information, call 252-7387 or visit colliergov.net/pets.
David C. Brown, M.D. and Associates12 Convenient Southwest Florida Locations239.939.3456 www.ecof.com David C. Brown, MD and Associates proudly offer same day service.NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20-26, 2014 NEWS A35 THE DIVA DIARIESBorn with a big butt? Great. If not, no big deal I attended a plethora of social events last week grand openings, a couple of cocktail partiers, etc., etc. Plus, I took care of a myriad day-to-day sorts of things grocery shopping, washing my hair and such. And I still managed to see Kim Kardashians ample, well-oiled, naked derriere several times a day since Paper Magazine released the now-famous photo last Tuesday. So you can imagine my surprise when, as we watched Saturday Night Live this weekend and they showed the photo (Kims bottom properly blurred for TV audiences, natch), my husband piped up with: What in the world is that? Is that Kim Kardashians BUTT?! I was shocked he hadnt seen it. I mean, everyones seen this picture, right? There have been memes, essays, blogs, spoofs and videos, and the photo of Kims back porch has been widely discussed on talk shows and radio. How did anyone miss Kim Kardashians posterior picture? I mean, just go to any device that connects to the interwebs and Google Kim Kardashian Paper Magazine and youll get 81,100,000 results. Which, of course, was the whole idea, as the magazine cover explains, Break the Internet Kim Kardashian. Obviously, the Internet remains intact its just a little shaken up. Im not entirely sure why its such a big deal (pun unintended). The photo, by artsy French photographer Jean Paul Gaude, isnt particularly sexy. Its actually rather cartoonish. Kims skin is perfectly smooth and shiny, without a single flaw or freckle, like plastic. Her already small waist seems impossibly tiny, and her disproportionately large hips and bottom look almost glazed. Nothing about this photo of the 34-year-old reality stars body looks real. And I guess thats my problem with the whole thing. A few celebs and lots of regular folks have taken to Twitter and Facebook to condemn Kim for posing naked because shes now a mom. But Im not ruffled by that. Moms can do whatever they want with their bodies, just like anybody else. Besides, this is Kim Kardashian shes not known for her modesty or need for privacy. No, my beef is glorifying an unattainable physique because it doesnt exist yet teenagers and young women staring at this photo plastered all over the virtual world dont know that. Abnormally large backsides are vogue these days, but only coupled with incredibly wee waists and stomachs so flat you could bounce quarters off them. And women are going to extremes to achieve the look. Kim and one of her sisters whose name starts with a K (I cant remember which) have Instagrammed selfies of their diligent corset training. Apparently, if you wear tight, industrial strength, lace-up corsets for several hours a day, you can train your waist into an hourglass shape. While youre at it, you can also squeeze your organs, cause them to shift around and then lose your breath to the point of passing out. But, Kim doesnt care. She says she even wears hers to the gym. Even as I pen this, Im close to having a claustrophobia-induced panic attack just thinking about it. As for butt size, one can do squats and lunges until the cows come home and get a hard Moon-Over-My-Hammy, but its notgoing to look like Kim Kardashians on the cover of Paper Magazine. That effect is best achieved via Photoshop and/or implants or via something called a Brazilian Butt Lift, where fat is surgically sucked from one part of the body and injected into the buttocks. Regardless, Kims backside is not a realistic ideal for the average girl. I worry about developing bodies getting squeezed into corsets and young ladies saving their pennies for a brand new tush. When certain fashions or haircuts or types of manicures, etc. are all the rage, we can hop on the bandwagon one way or another if we choose. But drastically changing the bodies we were born with is different and potentially dangerous. I suppose the world just keeps turning, though. Back in the 0s when I was a girl, my mother and all her friends wanted to be skinny and flat-chested. With the advent of the super model in the s, breast augmentation became the rage. And in the s, the starved-waif look came back into vogue. Now its all about the caboose and the whittled waist. Kim Kardashian didnt break the Internet, and if you dont have the latest style in body types, dont let it break your selfesteem. Because the ideal will change and likely soon and maybe even Kim will be grateful to toss out her corset and be able to breathe freely again. Just like a real, live person. Ciao for now, my lovelies! Stay tuned for another divalicious diary entry next week d t p F t P i stephanieDAVIS firstname.lastname@example.org This magazine cover, (which weve covered up), garnered 16 million views online.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20-26, 2014 Your lifes value demystifying life InsuranceSome financial assets are hugely misunderstood. Sometimes they are a large part of an asset mix. Sometimes they carry meaningful funding requirements. Sometimes their value is not appreciated until specific circumstances, where the asset is needed. Sometimes the financial professionals selling and offering these assets do not fully understand their role in a financial plan and these professionals might even take a shortcut in explaining what their selling in order to simplify closing a sale. In the extreme, sometimes investors feel burned by a financial product and an agent. And what might this mysterious financial asset be? Life insurance! I purposefully use the exclamation point because otherwise, the topic of life insurance tends to engender a yawn, glassy eyes, or even an abrupt diversion to another topic. Amongst all financial assets, the term suggests simplicity as opposed to the complexity of other asset classes: equities, bonds, REITS, options, leveraged buy outs, private equity, hedge funds, etc. Why? The wording is self-explanatory its insurance placed on a life. But that is where the simplicity ends, as there are a myriad of types of life insurance products and each life insurance company adds its own nuances to policies and its own underwriting and investing performance. Also, each individual buying life insurance has unique life circumstances to be addressed. Bottom line, life insurance is not simple. So you can either, unadvisedly, blindly trust your agent or lawyer and his/her recommendations or, advisedly, spend time to better understand life insurance. Talk to a variety of experienced brokers and read some books and articles that take a novice much deeper into the subject. If you are planning to buy a multimillion-dollar policy, you should definitely extend much time and effort to better understand that to which you are committing large resources. A Floridian insurance expert is Mike Kilbourn, president of Kilbourn Associates and the founder and chairman of the Wealth Protection Network, a national network of estate planning professionals. He has published a book Disinherit the IRS and written many articles worthy of reading including one titled Understanding Life Insurance. Here are a few excerpts from Mr. Kilbourns article regarding the core economic premise of life insurance: Life insurance is based on the statistical odds that one person among a group of insureds will die. Life insurance is simply a group of people sharing the same risk and funding the dollars needed when a member of the group dies The first to die are paid by the last to die. Probabilities of dying are found in insurance company mortality tables that, assume that they (the insureds) are all in good health today, but project that none will live to age 100. The mortality chart predicts the chances of a persons death in any given year. If all participants die according to (their) statistical probability, and each member contributes the appropriate amount, there will be enough funds to pay each participants beneficiaries his or her share of the account. Those who die early will benefit most on the basis of the ratio of their contribution to the proceeds. Those who die later will still receive proceeds, but they will have paid more compared to those who died early. The earlier to die reap an economic benefit greater than those who die later good news for them and the great news for the later to die is that they have had the blessing of a longer life. With that perspective, heads or tails insurance can be a winner. If you only look at what you forgo in optimum investment earnings (and typically this comparison is made to U.S. equities by those who forget that equities can also be a roller coaster ride) by paying for a life policy that earns a much lesser rate of investment income, you will be sorely disappointed. You really need to focus on the tax benefits, financial and estate planning benefits, insurance benefit for your family is you are an early to die.After you have read Understanding Life Insurance, the more wealthy might want to read other article by Mr. Kilbourn: Common IRA Mistakes (a worthy reading for all); Protect Your Assets with Charitable Remainder Trusts; Family Limited Partnerships and Family Limited Liability Companies (a must read for families considering these structures); The Value of Dynasty Trust; and, brace yourself, The Advantages of an Intentionally Defective Grantor Irrevocable Trust. Mr. Kilbourn is not the only insurance expert in Florida. He is cited an as example of someone who might really understand your situation specifics and have extensive expertise to address your needs. This does not diminish the role of the novice agent as they can handle simpler life insurance needs and, in the case of a large estate, might appropriately direct a client to a very experienced insurance agent and planner or estate planning lawyer. Life insurance is not really liquid and/ or easily reversible without dollar consequences. Life insurance is something to be measured many times over before cutting once, as the first year of outlay can largely be nonrefundable insurance commissions to pay the agent. Any next or new steps in life insurance should be taken with care and with input from several professionals weighing in on solutions for you. p i v l p l jeannette SHOWALTER, CFAshowalter@ww fsyst ems.com MONEY & INVESTING CHRISTOPHER A. 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Here, some of the regions most knowledgeable and experienced bankers, lenders and real estate agents offer insights for those who may be considering mortgages or refinancing. But their advice for consumers with money available, interest rates still relatively low compared to most in the last 40 years, and plenty of available home options is sober, straightforward and unchanged by time. The entire history of mortgages comes down to the same old principle, the experts acknowledge: If you borrow money, you should have the wherewithal to pay it back, and you should use it wisely. Whether its $5,000 or $5 million, youre borrowing money. Youre not in a business deal with the bank to make money off collateral, says Kevin Klimek, senior vice president of First Florida Integrity Bank of Naples. So its your obligation to pay the money back. And its the obligation of the lender to more scrupulously look into the borrowers intent and ability to repay. Getting cash out of a home can be a good idea or a bad one, Mr. Klimek explains of the current philosophy which is significantly different than the philosophy of eight years ago, when many lenders didnt care what the purpose was. If youre taking cash out to improve your home, thats a good reason. If youre taking cash out to pay off credit cards or make car payments, thats not a good idea. Using long-term financing to pay shortterm debt just not a good idea. But its easy to want to do so for many consumers, especially with the holidays approaching easy to want to use house value for holiday spending, perhaps. But nowadays, its not so easy to do. Banks are required to ask what is the cash going to be used for. And now, you have to have a minimum down payment (on a home) of 3 to 5 percent, explains Mr. Klimek. You have to verify your employment via tax returns or paystubs. You have to verify that the money is your money on the down payment and not borrowed from some other source (such as a credit card). Now, you jump through more hoops than you had to in the past for the Fannie Mae-Freddie Mac loans, they do a lot more due diligence. They will verify where every deposit that goes into your account comes from. So buyers should know this, he concludes: Getting a mortgage today, from a credit standpoint, is not more difficult. But from a documentation standpoint, its a far more labor intensive process.The view from a mortgage bankFor John Schrenkel, a mortgage banker and the president and CEO of American Eagle Mortgage, the fourth largest mortgage lender in Florida with offices in five states, the opportunities are many, especially for first-time homebuyers. That market represents his companys niche, he says. I would start by saying the climate is very good for first-time homebuyers now. There are a number of type of programs, with very low down payments for firsttime homebuyers. In certain rural or sub-rural parts of the Naples, Fort Myers and Port Charlotte areas, for example, a program called USDA even allows borrowers to buy a home with no money down, he says. You dont have to have perfect credit, so its a little easier to qualify. A 620 credit score has become acceptable again there are some aggressive lenders out there going below that, but the main-stay companies are coming down to a 620. There are some restrictions on the USDA loan, he notes: Income is one. A husband and wife with a child, making somewhere around $80,000, would qualify. Thats one deal but there are others, too, he explains. An FHA or Federal Housing Administration loan now requires a 3.5 percent down payment. But you can get the seller to help you with closing costs, and the interest rates are still really low, a 40-year low at about 4 to 4.25 percent on a 30-year mortgage. Thats higher than rates that dropped into the 3-something percent range recently, but still solidly in the category of a good deal, he argues. Best of all now for those seeking mortgages is that homes are appreciating and the region is recovering solidly. We got past the hurdle where investors came in and bought up foreclosures then put them back on the market, he explains. The only opportunity then came from people who had cash. The banks only wanted to do it if it was a sure deal, so the real good opportunities for the deal went to the people who didnt need the deal. Then they would put them back on the market. Those were the real good deals, which leaves, perhaps, the merely good deals, now. It could be good or bad, Mr. Schrenkelacknowledges. Its tough on a young family that could have used the 50,000 break to have to pay that much more than they would have a few years ago, but on the flip side, somebody with money could go in and fix a house up, and then sell it to that couple, who wouldnt have to put a lot of cash into it.The Realtors viewThe boots-on-the-ground reality of mortgages may be most clear in the office of a Realtor such as Jim Green of Jim Green Realty Inc. Mr. Green has worked in and out of recession and recovery, mostly in Lee and Charlotte Counties, helping clients sell or buy properties and working with lenders from coastal communities to rural inland communities. Lenders are back in a bigger way, he says, and consumers with credit problems can rebuild them successfully after short sales, foreclosures or a bankruptcy. A good example of more amenable lenders are vacant lot loans, he says. For years they were unavailable, and now theyre offered by a few lenders. And when it comes to credit, time heals past problems if consumers practice good credit policies. Mortgage brokers or lenders now often have a range of products where loan cost is related to creditworthiness, but at least there is more of a variety available, Mr. Green says. One factor that still presented a problem as recently as 2012, from his standpoint, has now been solved by time and the recovering market: in those days, appraisals were an issue because the comparables were from the depths of the recession. Thats no longer the case. For any seeking a mortgage, Mr. Green offers this advice: Know and work on your credit score, be frugal, save for a down payment, and avoid high-cost purchases such as a new vehicle. Showing up for a loan application meeting in a new Ferrari may not serve you well. And look at all your options, he adds. There might be a good one for you that you didnt imagine. We have placed families in homes under lease-option agreements, in which they pay for the right to purchase a property a few years hence, say three to five years. This provides a price and date certain the future while they work to be credit worthy for the future purchase. And if the buyer has resources for a substantial down payment, say 20 to 25 percent, we are often successful in working with the seller to hold financing for a few years.Looking back and to the futureBill Valenti, who retired in 2012 as president of Florida Gulf Bank after it was acquired by IBERIABANK, spent 50 years in banking, and remains on the board at IBERIABANK. About the time McDonalds burgers were 38 cents and houses averaged roughly $50,000, tax reforms eliminated the ability of consumers to deduct interest on loans for cars, personal loans and a number of other things, but allowed consumers to continue to deduct interest on home mortgages, he says. So the banks started rolling out home equity loan products you could borrow, say, 75 percent of the value. Then two streets over another bank would say, lets do 85 percent. That was one wave. The next wave that hit, he recalls, was the tremendous appreciation in home values. So now not only do you have a deduction, but if youre going to buy a new car, get a nice one. Use the equity in your house. That way you can deduct it. So people started using their homes as a piggy bank. The market cooperated by having tremendous growth, to a point where a new home in Cape Coral could sell for more than $300,000. People jumped on the bandwagon and began to borrow more up to 100 per cent or even 105 percent of the home value, figuring it would rise. Then they went beyond equity loans to refinancing to pay off other debt, he says. Eventually the collapse came. As I was preparing to leave the bank (a few years ago), the attitude about refinancing was that youd rather have a root canal. Everything had changed. Now, in Mr. Valentis opinion, the federal governments Dodd-Frank Act regulations, although well-intentioned, are crippling the small banks. If youre Bank of America, you have floors of people hired to deal with regulations, he explains. You cant do that if youre a community bank. But Mr. Valenti, who has seen it all, is an optimist about the future. Im reading tea leaves now, but I think the next 10 years are gorgeous (for consumers and home buyers needing mortgages), if we have good steady growth. To young people I would say, Start saving. Plan on having 20 percent down, and if you cant, get by with just a little less. Also, as you shop for a home, contemporaneously start shopping for a mortgage. I think the best place to get one is a bank not a broker youre adding another layer of cost, there. And finally I would tell young couple, make sure youre confident and the lender agrees: You can make the payments. That advice, it seems, would have worked well in any era, including todays. MORTGAGEFrom page 1KLIMEK
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Ms. Bongirno created Skate for Home, a charity that has raised more than $543,000 for breast cancer research, health education and support services for children and young adults whose moms are fighting breast cancer. The program will expand to Southwest Florida in the summer of 2015. Board Appointments Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida welcome the following new volunteer board members: Juan Bendeck, an attorney with Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP specializing in estate planning, estate administration and asset protection planning; Kevin Lewis, CEO of SalusCare (formerly Southwest Florida Addiction Services); and John Meyer, Ph.D., dean of the School of Business and Technology at Florida SouthWestern State College.The Bonita Springs Assistance Office welcomes Bill Banfield, associate vice president-investment officer with Wells Fargo Advisors, to its board of directors. Accounting Briers CPA, P.A., a certified public accounting and business consulting firm headquartered in Bonita Springs, has opened at 500 Fifth Ave. S., in Naples. The firm was founded by Thomas Briers and Michael Briers to offer comprehensive accounting, tax, business consulting and valuation services to individuals, estates, privately held companies and not-for-profit organizations. In addition to the father-andson partners, the new Naples office is staffed by Alex Camejo. Advertising & Marketing Lydia Wychrij has joined Wilson Creative Group production manager to ensure scheduling, production and delivery of all agency creative for print, broadcast and digital projects. A graduate of Southern Illinois University, Ms. Wychrij served as executive print producer at DDB Chicago for 13 years, planning and managing all stages of print production for clients including McDonalds, State Farm, Capital One, OfficeMax and Anheuser Busch. As a freelance print producer, she worked with Leo Burnett/ARC Worldwide, where she managed the production of McDonalds Happy Meal packaging and displays, as well as in-store and drivethru signage. For Cramer-Krasselt, she executed the production campaigns for Porsche and Heinz, among others. Banking Brandon Box has been promoted to senior vice presidentcommercial banking group manager for the Naples market of Iberiabank. Mr. Box joined the bank as a credit analyst and relocated with the company to Naples in 2009 to serve as a commercial relationship manager. He earned an MBA in finance from Louisiana State University and a bachelors degree in management from Southeastern Louisiana University. He is a graduate of the Leadership Collier Class of 2012 and is in his final year of attending the Florida School of Banking. Laura Schneider has been promoted to assistant vice president-branch manager for the Marco Island office of Iberiabank. Keith Dameron, who previously served in this position, will serve as vice president-business development officer for Collier County. Ms. Schneider joined the company in 2013 and most recently served as assistant branch manager at the Park Shore location in Naples. She started her financial career nearly 10 years ago when she relocated to Marco Island. Originally from Ohio, she previously worked in management positions in retail and the restaurant industry. Mr. Dameron, who has managed the Marco Island branch since 2005, will assume a part-time role to focus on business development, brand awareness and community activities. He relocated to Marco Island in 1999 after a 33-year career in insurance. Jose Cuadrado has been promoted to vice president-branch manager for First Florida Integrity Bank at the Pine Ridge location. A graduate of the Florida School of Banking, Mr. Cuadrado has more than 20 years of experience in the industry. Prior to joining First Florida Integrity Bank in December 2009, he spent 15 years with First National Bank of Florida and SW Capital Bank. Elder Care Penny Appezzato has joined Just Like Family Home Care, a family-owned and operated nurse registry serving seven Southwest Florida counties, as director of operations and administrator. The company provides referrals for professional companions, home health aides, certified nursing asssistants, caregivers, licensed rractical nurses and registered nurses. A Naples native, Ms. Appezzato volunteers with the Alzheimers Association, the Parkinsons Disease Foundation and CAMEO Naples (Cooperative Associates Marketing Elderly Options). Human Resources Sabra Smith has been named director of human resources for London Bay Homes. A certified senior professional in human resources, Ms. Smith has more than 20 years of experience in Southwest Florida, including leadership positions with Algenol Biofuels and Bonita Bay Group. She earned a bachelors in human resources from Eckerd College. She has served as chair of Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida and the Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce and as a board member of the Education Foundation of Collier County. A graduate of Leadership Lee County and Leadership Bonita, she is a member of the Leadership Florida Class XXXII. Media Julia McEntee has joined ITZ Studios as an associate producer. A graduate of Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Mich., Ms. McEntee has worked for Fox News, Clear Channel Radio and PBS. In her new position, she is responsible for the production and development of several of ITZ Studios reality television series, most recently Paradise Coast Wives. Wealth Management Regional Family Offices Wealth Care Network of Naples, a members-only family office, welcomes Maureen Walker as executive assistant and director of office operations. Regional Family Offices Wealth Care Network welcomes the following new partners into its network of private wealth advisors including independent financial planners, CPAs and trust and estate attorneys: Cynthia Carlson and Joe Cox, Akerman Senerfit LLP; Brad Galbraith, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP; Al Hilfiker, Garlick Hilfiker and Swift; William Myers and Robert Stommel, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP; George Wilson, Wilson and Johnson; Tom Wagner, RSM McGladrey; Brad Havemeier and John Paolini, Gulfshore Insurance; and Edward Watko M Group and Mack Financial. BONGIRNO T. BRIERS M. BRIERS WYCHRIJ BOX SCHNEIDER DAMERON MCENTEE APPEZZATO BENDECK LEWIS MEYER ON THE MOVE
REAL ESTATEFLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20-26, 2014 B10This four-bedroom-plus-den, 3-bath bayfront home in Southport on the Bay on Barefoot Beach is just a short walk to the beach and has direct gulf access. Features include a heated private pool and spa, outdoor kitchen, dock with two boatlifts and floating personal watercraft ramp. Recent renovations include Hardiboard siding, impact windows and doors throughout, and new paint, hardware and electrical and plumbing fixtures. Broker Steve Boge of Bay Pointe Properties has the listing for $1,795,000. For more information or to arrange a showing, call 994-2229. 63 Southport Cove, Bonita Springs COURTESY PHOTOSHouse Hunting: VISIT WWW.DAVIDNAPLES.COM FOR INFORMATION ON THESE AND OTHER MEDITERRA PROPERTIES David William Auston, PA Mediterra Resident, Golf Member & Real Estate SpecialistAssisting in over 70 closed Mediterra transactions since 2011AMERIVEST REALTY | Of ce: 239.280.5433 Il Corsini at Mediterra$6,499,000 Il Corsini at Mediterra$1,300,000 Villalago at Mediterra$979,000 Monterosso at Mediterra$549,900
AT SEAGLASS LIKE NOWHERE ELSE. It puts you in motion. To the splendor that surrounds you. And sets the pace for everything. When you play. Gather. Lounge. And celebrate its retreat into night. The light at Seaglass. It changes EVERYTHING. Shine RESIDENCES FROM $1MCoastal contemporary tower & penthouse residences at Bonita Bay with Championship golf Dining & entertainment | World-class tennis | Marina | Beach club | Parks & preservesSEAGLASSATBONITABAY.COM26951 Country Club Drive | Bonita Springs | 239.301.4940 at ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS MAKE REFERENCE TO THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN AND THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE.Community features, amenities and pricing are approximate and subject to change without notice. The information and materials displayed on materials provided to you are solely intended to provide general information about proposed plans of WSR-Bonita Bay, LLC. These proposed plans are conceptual in nature and are subject to change or cancellation (in whole or in part) at any time without notice. Land uses, public and private facilities, improvements, and plans described or depicted on any materials are conceptual only, subject to government approvals and market factors, and subject to change without notice. Nothing in these materials obligates WSR-Bonita Bay, LLC, or any other entity to build any facilities or improvements, and there is no guarantee that any illustrated or described proposed future development will be implemented. Neither the information and materials provided to you, nor any communication made or given in connection with and of the foregoing may be deemed to constitute any representation or warranty or may otherwise be relied upon by any person or entity for any reason whatsoever. Obtain the Property Report required by Federal law and read it before signing anything. No Federal agency has judged the merits or value, if any, of this property. Equal Housing Opportunity.
BROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOMED. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. NOT AN OFFERING WHERE PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.Visit our Sales Center today. 8020 Grand Lely Drive, Naples, Florida 34113 (239) 793-2100 Lely Resort Realty, LLC, Exclusive Sales Agent, Licensed Real Estate Broker At Lely Resort, the lines between fantasy and reality have vanished. This is a world of 3 championship golf courses, 4 clubhouses, 13 tennis courts, 4 resort-style pools, a luxurious spa and tness center, a village center, and a newly expanded 30,000+ square foot Players Club & Spa, and 7 distinctive neighborhoods... and it can all be yours in a way most people only dream of. www.LELY-RESORT.comCapture the lifestyle you ve always wanted from the $200s to over $2 millionLive Beyond Your Dreams FLStockDevelopment Ol from the $200sAlden Woods from the $300sCordoba from the $400sPlayers Cove from the $400sCanwick Cove from the $500sThe Estates at The Classics from $1.4 million Lakoya from the $300s to over $1 million ONLY 1 REMAINING! ONLY 2 REMAINING! ONLY 2 REMAINING!
Broker participation welcomed. Prices, plans and specications subject to change without notice.ORAL REPRESENTATION CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. NOT AN OFFERING WHERE PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW. PHOTOGRAPHY IN THIS AD MAY BE STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY USED TO DEPICT THE LIFESTYLE TO BE ACHIEVED RATHER ANY THAT MAY EXIST.239.449.5900 TalisPark.comVisit Talis Parks Garden House Sales Center at 16980 Livingston Road in North Naples SEE IT, TOUCH IT, FEEL IT, MAKE IT YOUR OWN! INTRODUCING The Ultimate Talis Park In the Village Lifestyle Experience Old Fashioned Grace Wrapped In A New Fashioned Lifestyle A Kitson & Partners Community The Allure of Vyne House, the Grandeur of the Great Lawn Just Outside Your Door 14 Choice Residen ces with Unriva led Outdoor Spaces Spacious, Open Floor Plans Custom Finishes of Your Choice Personalized Concierge Services The Opportunity is Limited, the Choice is Yours Purchase Agreements Accepted Beginning Early December
WE MAKE IT EASY. YOU MAKE IT HOME. RoyalShellSales.com239.261.9101For Rentals Call239.213.3311Florida: Bonita Springs/Estero, Fort Myers/Cape Coral, Naples/Marco Island, Ocala, Sanibel and Captiva Islands North Carolina: Cashiers/Lake Glenville, Highlands, Sapphire/Lake Toxaway GRAND ISLE TOSCANO ESTATE 6BR, 7 Full + 4 Half Baths, 6-Car Garage Beautiful, Covered Outdoor Area $8,500,000 MLS 214028789 Steve Suddeth & Ben Maltese 239.784.0693 GREY OAKS VANDERBILT BEACH Rarely Available 3BR Southside End Unit Expansive, Direct Gulf & Bay Views $1,449,000 MLS 214025871 Kurt Petersen 239.777.0408 NEW PRICE SEA CHASE GOLDEN GATE ESTATES 3 Fenced Pastures, 6 Stall Barn, Riding Arena Completely Remodeled Ranch Home,5BR/4BA $749,900 MLS 214054247 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 ATTENTION HORSE LOVERS LONGLEAF Pool, Spa & Great Views 3BR + Den, 2.5 BA $563,000 MLS 214062232 Gary Ryan 239.273.6796 NEW LISTING SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS MARBELLA Extensively Remodeled 3BR+Den or 4 BR, 2 Bath $415,000 MLS 214003208 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 SPANISH WELLS BERMUDA LINKS 1st Floor End Unit, Private Courtyard to Garage 3 BR, 2 Bath, Full Laundry Room, Lots of Upgrades $249,900 MLS 214036396 Al Diago 239.333.2375 NEW PRICE BONITA FAIRWAYS BONITA SPRINGS Meticulously Maintained Rutenberg Home 3 Bedroom, 2 Full Bath, Solar Heated Pool $427,000 MLS 214039125 The Boeglin Team-Jim Griffith 239.322.2409 NEW PRICE SPANISH WELLS CONVENIENT LOCATION Brevia Model with 3BR & 2BA Open Kitchen, Wood Cabinetry, Granite Counters $289,000 MLS 214060209 Mike Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.340.5455 NEW LISTING THE RESERVE AT ESTERO AQUALANE SHORES Wide Southwest Views Over Kite Cove Bridge Free Access to Gulf of Mexico $3,495,000 MLS 214052997 Gary L. Jaarda 239.248.7474 NEW PRICE NAPLES PARKSIDE OFF 5TH 3BR + Office Nook and 3BA Beautifully Turnkey Furnished $1,395,000 MLS 214037473 Kurt Petersen 239.777.0408 OLDE NAPLES END OF ISLAND LOCATION Penthouse, Great Views From Every Room 3BR, 2BA 1,639 Sq. Ft. Under Air $695,000 MLS 214059202 Sue Ellen Mathers 239.877.2726 NEW LISTING WATERSIDE AT BAY BEACH BAY CEDAR 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Pool Home Over 2,000 Sq Ft Under Air $540,000 MLS 214059667 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 NEW LISTING PELICAN LANDING HARBOR LANDING Stunning Lake Views 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms $384,900 MLS 214056915 Dru & Greg Martinovich 239.564.5717 NEW LISTING BONITA BAY CHARLESTON SQUARE First Floor Unit in Quiet Subdivision Furnished 1,643sf Under Air, 2 Beds 2 Baths $224,900 MLS 214061392 Frank Dekevich 239.877.4193 NEW LISTING IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES CONNORS VANDERBILT BEACH Canal Access to Gulf of Mexico 8,600sqft of Living, 5 Spacious Master Suites $2,995,000 MLS 214054239 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 NAPLES QUAIL CREEK 4BD+Den/6.5BA, Over 6,000sqft of Luxury Living Circular Drive, Motor Courts, 3 Car Garage $1.200.000 MLS 212033934 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 BACK ON THE MARKET PARK SHORE LANDINGS 2BD, 2BA, 1,372sqft, Strong Rental History Across Bridge From Venetian Village $678,000 MLS 214054343 Doug Haughey 239.961.1561 NAPLES ESTERO 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Den & Bonus Room Private Lakefront Views $499,000 MLS 214060225 Mike Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.340.5455 NEW LISTING ROOKERY POINTE BONITA SPRINGS Pristine Condition 2 Br + Den, 2 Ba Villa Outstanding Lake Views from Extended Lanai $369,900 MLS 214062020 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 NEW LISTING LAKE CLUB AT SPANISH WELLS GLEN EAGLE 2BD+Den, 2BA, Cathedral Ceilings, New Kitchen Lake & Golf Course Views, 1 Car Garage $199,000 MLS 214050200 Ted Libby 239.572.0403 A "HOLE IN ONE"
EXQUISITE ISLAND ESTATE HOME Wide Bay Views & Direct Gulf Access 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, Western Exposure $2,500,000 MLS 214052453 Carolyn Rzaca 239.877.1006 MARCO ISLAND OWN A PIECE OF PARADISE TWO Homes on 5.15 Lush Acres Tropical Pool and Lanai $1,198,000 MLS 214051100 The Fischer Group 239.777.7500 FORT MYERS PALM ISLES Direct Deep Water Gulf Access Heated Pool, Boat Dock & Lift $615,000 MLS 214055513 The Fischer Group 239.777.7500 FORT MYERS BEACH MONTARA 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths Quiet Cul-De-Sac Location, Eastern Exposure $489,000 MLS 214061083 Cathy Lieberman & Cindy Reiff 239.777.2441 NEW LISTING BONITA BAY NAPLES Lake View 3BR, 2BA Turnkey Furnished $359,000 MLS 214061578 Steve Suddeth 239.784.0693 NEW LISTING THE COLONY AT HAWKSRIGE VERANDA AT PRESTWICK Beautiful Golf Course & Lake Views Turnkey Furnished $197,500 MLS 214061270 David Steele 239.287.7097 NEW LISTING NAPLES HERITAGE MOORINGS 5BD/4Full & 1 Half BA, 4655sqft Under AC Minutes to Beach, Shopping & Downtown Naples $2,450,000 MLS 214051295 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 EXCEPTIONAL PRIVATE HOME THE DUNES Panoramic Gulf & Bay Views 3 Spacious Bedrooms, 3 Full & 1 Half Baths $1,150,000 MLS 214008797 The Taranto Team 239.572.0066 PANORAMIC BAY VIEWS HIDDEN HARBOUR ON THE BAY Build Your DREAM HOME! Walking Distance to Beach $595,000 MLS 201400251 Katie Brady 239.770.6061 FORT MYERS BEACH MARCO BEACH 3 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths Tile Floors, Tile Roof, New AC in 2014 $465,000 MLS 2142152 Starr Mier-Whiting 239.404.1219 MARCO ISLAND NORTH NAPLES Beautiful, Spacious Pool Home in Great School District Gated Community w/Super Low HOA Fees 359,000 MLS 214043013 Dodona Roboci 239.776.8123 BOCA PALMS DEAUVILLE LAKE CLUB 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Recently Remodeled 3rd Floor Unit $179,900 MLS 214053991 Ted Libby 239.572.0403 PRICED TO SELL NAPLES CLUB ESTATES 4 Bedroom + Den, 4 Full & 3 Half Baths Chef's Kitchen, Butler's Pantry & Wine Room $1,795,000 MLS 213003435 Roger Stening 239.770.4707 LUXURY LIVING SWEET BAY 3 BR/4 BA Mediterranean Styled Home Large Lanai, Private View -Lake, Fairway, 17th Green $935,000 MLS 214047841 Greg Lewis, The Lewis Team 239.287.1158 NEW PRICE SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS NATURES COVE 3 Bedroom + Den, 2 Full & 1 Half Bath 12 Ft. Coffered & Tray Ceilings $574,000 MLS 213022025 Pam Olsen 239.464.6873 WEST BAY CLUB BONITA SPRINGS Fully Furnished 4 Bed, 3 Bath Pool Home Optional Golf & Social Membership $459,900 MLS 214052064 Vahle Team 239.450.7805 NEW PRICE SPANISH WELLS FORT MYERS Like New 2 Bedrooms +Den, 2 Bath Custom Tiled Pool and Spa $349,900 MLS 214051354 Sue Ellen Mathers 239.877.2726 NEW PRICE EMERSON SQUARE AWESOME LOCATION Bringing in $1200/Mo In Rental Income Olde Floridian Style Stilt Home, Circular Drive $175,000 MLS 214057758 Doug Haughey 239.961.1561 NEW PRICE GOLDEN GATE ESTATES SANCTUARY Stunning Lake and Sunset Views Spacious Lanai with Rock Waterfall Spa & Outdoor Kitchen/Bar $1,575,000 MLS 214056841 Linda Ramsey 239.405.3054 BONITA BAY THE BARCLAY Two Blocks to the Beach One Year Home Warranty Included $759,000 MLS 214061393 Mark J. Semeraro 239.370.2455 NEW LISTING OLDE NAPLES ROOM WITH A VIEW 2 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths Private Outdoor Terraces $569,000 MLS 212006581 Dru & Greg Martinovich 239.564.5717 BONITA BAY OAKWOOD CARRIAGE HOMES Remodeled 1st Floor 3BR, 3BA Carriage Home Golf Course and Lake View $434,900 MLS 214050882 Linda Ramsey 239.405.3054 BONITA BAY PALMETTO RIDGE Well Appointed 2nd Floor End Unit, Attached Garage Over 2,000 S.F., 2BR + Bonus Room, 2BA, Overlooking Golf Course $289,000 MLS 214020232 Meli Chelon-Gumma 239.273.3974 SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS NAPLES Beautiful Bright Turnkey Condo 2BR, 2BA, 1,282 Sq. Ft. $162,000 MLS 214056932 Linda Sanfilippo 239.595.1098 VANDERBILT COUNTRY CLUB
From a eld of dreams ... to a eld of dream homes Vista Pointe Avellino Isles Venezia Grande Estates Hammock IslesVineyardsNaples.com | 239-353-1920 | 800-749-1501 | 75 Vineyards Boulevard, Naples, FL 34119 Ask about our No Initiation Fee Membership 239-353-1500 | VineyardsCountryClub.netPrices and availability subject to change without notice.Our eld of dreams has evolved into one of Naples premier golf and country club communities. But as in life, all good things must come to an end and for Vineyards, that time is now. In its nal phase, Vineyards is pulling out all the stops with savings of over $100,000 plus all this: Save over $100,000 during our nal phase! Vineyards Today Vineyards Today
WEEK OF NOV. 20-26, 2014 B17 Celebration of Lights Dec. 5 from 5-9pm Take Immokalee Rd east, turn right onto Oil Well Rd, turn left into Ave Maria. With prices this low, 2 Decorated Models Now OpenHampton Village Hampton Village 5076 Annunciation Circle #104 Ave Maria, FL 3414214 Models Open Daily 239-352-3903 AveMaria.com Pre-Construction Pricing from $191,990Coquina Coquina Maple Ridge Now Open. 8 New Models Maple Ridge Del Webb Naples 4 New Models Now Open Del Webb NaplesDiscover larger-than-life homes with prices from the mid $100s and all the amenities of beautiful Ave Maria.Come see 14 new models and over 30 oor plans. Single-family homes with 2-6 bedrooms featuring lake, preserve and golf course views. Plus: So, if you are looking for a great new home with low, low prices, you, and your game, will be in full swing at Ave Maria.life can go into full swing. Fiddlers Creek reports only one home remains in MajorcaFiddlers Creek reports that just one home remains in Majorca, a village of 19 single-family homes. Offered by Stock Signature Homes, the Scottsdale II is a fully furnished, move-in-ready residence encompassing 2,719 square feet of airconditioned living space and 4,379 total square feet. The professionally decorated model has three bedrooms, three baths and study, plus a three-car garage with pull-down stairs for attic access. Opening directly from the doubledoor entry and foyer, the great room connects the interior with the outside with 10-foot-high sliding glass doors and transom windows that showcase the views of The Creek championship golf course. Beyond the great room is an expanded outdoor living area with custom designed pool and spa. The covered outdoor living space, complete with optional kitchen, provides a spectacular setting for entertaining family and friends The fully furnished Scottsdale II includes more than $220,000 in upgrades and is priced at $882,266. Four threeand four-bedroom floor plans are available in Majorca, ranging from 2,719 to 2,949 air-conditioned square feet. Each residence includes a three-car garage, and most homes overlook the golf course. Stock Signature Homes also is building in Fiddlers Creeks Mahogany Bend neighborhood of 53 residences. Three four-bedroom floor plans are offered, ranging from 3,174 to 3,525 air-conditioned square feet. For a limited time, Stock is offering $20,000 towards option and upgrades in Mahogany Bend. For more information, stop by the Fiddlers Creek sales center at 8152 Fiddlers Creek Parkway off Collier Boulevard on the way to Marco Island, call 732-9300 or go to fiddlerscreek.com. Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile. Got Download?Its FREE! Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comThe iPad AppSearch Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today.iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB18 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20-26, 2014 This spacious and very well maintained villa in Mediterra feels like an estate home with its volume ceilings and spacious and open floor plan. Features include custom wood cabinetry, premium stone countertops, extensive crown molding, upgraded appliances and hurricane impact glass windows throughout. The luxurious pool and spa area enjoys prime sunny western rear exposure and lake views. Landscaping and pool maintenance are included in Mediterras association fees. Multiple levels of membership are available in the 36-hole golf club and the beach club. David William Auston of Amerivest Realty has the listing for $1,890,000. To arrange a showing or for more information, call 2731376 or email email@example.com. House Hunting:28350 Terrazza Lane
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20-26, 2014 REAL ESTATE B19 *National Association of Home Builders GOLD AWARD winner for Community of the Year, the only Florida Winner in 33 years, and NAHB Gold Award for Best Clubhouse. CALL ANGELA BAVETTA or KIM SHORECopyright 2014, Miromar Development Corporation. Miromar Realty is a registered mark of Miromar Development Corporation. Ask the Experts We Know Miromar!FIND YOUR HOME IN MIROMAR LAKES BEACH & GOLF CLUB, THE #1 COMMUNITY IN THE UNITED STATES*11192014-2704 Beachfront Condo 2014 DEVELOPER & COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR BELLINI PENDINGFiddlers Creek introduces Piceno VII single-family model by Taylor Morrison SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYFiddlers Creek has introduced the Piceno VII model by Taylor Morrison, a single-family home that will be available in two villages within the luxury, master-planned community. The onestory design encompasses 1,856 airconditioned square feet and 2,616 total square feet. The open floor plan has two bedrooms plus a den, 2 baths and a central family room and dining room with adjoining kitchen and island bar. Located just off the foyer, the den features a his-and-her office that is large enough to accommodate two desks with ample room to work separately or plan together. The Piceno VII also provides a wallto-wall sliding door leading out to the lanai that brings the outdoors and indoors together as one. The screened lanai is ideal for entertaining with an optional covered outdoor living area. The home also has a two-car garage with an optional tandem third-car garage. The Piceno VII is currently priced from $403,900, plus lot premium. A move-in-ready Piceno VII is due for completion in time for season and is priced at $569,472. Interior design features of the Piceno VII include Colonial-style wood casing and baseboards; decorative lighting fixtures in the breakfast area, dining room and foyer; and ceramic tile floors in the foyer, kitchen, baths and utility room. Other features include 42-inch maple cabinets with hidden hinges, and GE stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. The master suite has an oversized shower with glass enclosure and separate hisand-her vanities. Exterior design features of the Piceno VII include barrel profile roof tiles; a steel-paneled garage door; paver driveway, walkway and entry; exterior garage coach lights and galvanized storm panels. The home also offers a number of high-efficiency, energy-saving features throughout. The Piceno VII is currently being offered in the existing Fiddlers Creek villages of Amador and Mussorie. Taylor Morrison is building six inventory homes that will be ready for season. Amador is an enclave of single-family residences with just 16 homesites remaining. A choice of twoto fourbedroom floor plans is currently available, ranging from 1,856 to 3,144 airconditioned square feet. Each home in Amador will offer a delightful blend of features, including classic Mediterranean architecture, designer kitchen, lanai and lush landscaping. The village of Mussorie offers 54 single-family homes, featuring ornamental detailing amidst lush landscaping and a series of existing waterways. Five individual twoand three-bedroom floor plans are currently available, ranging from 1,856 to 3,144 air-conditioned square feet. The entrance to Fiddlers Creek is off Collier Boulevard on the way to Marco Island. For more information, stop by the sales center at 8152 Fiddlers Creek Parkway, call 732-9300 or visit fiddlerscreek.com. Final construction underway in Ravenna at Miromar Lakes The luxury waterfront neighborhood of Ravenna at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club in Estero nears completion as construction begins on the last of 10 buildings. Remaining choices include five first-floor residences, four secondfloor residences and one penthouse. Ravenna is on a peninsula, and every residence offers water and sunset views. Each residence in Ravenna has three bedrooms, three full bathrooms and a two-car garage. Floor plans range from 2,166 to 2,771 square feet of airconditioned living space. Private elevators access the second and penthouse floors, where each residence also has a den/study. Interior details include coffered ceilings, crown molding and ached doorways. Tinted window glass, a natural gas hot water heater and a digital programmable thermostat are among the energy-saving features. Technical highlights include a videophone guest access system with doorbell module and a security system with two keypads and protection for all exterior doors, operable windows, the elevator and stairwell. The neighborhood pool and cabana are soon to be completed and strictly for use by Ravenna residents. A kitchen in the cabana will make this the perfect location for social gatherings and for meeting neighbors. Ravenna will also have its own boat docks coming in early 2015. Pricing in Ravenna begins at $635,000. For more information, call the sales center at 425-2340 or visit miromarlakes.com. Piceno VII model
Richard DrosteREALTOR239firstname.lastname@example.orgJacki Strategos GRI, CREN, SRES, e-Pro 239-370-1222JStrategos@att.net Marco Island & Southwest Florida Real Estate SpecialistsVisit www.JackiStrategos.com Today!Greenlinks Several Floor PlansGreat investment, income guaranteed. Live in it, rent it or vacation in it. Very nice amenities. GOLF ENTHUSIAST Sands $319,000Beautiful complex, spacious unit. 2 BR/2 BA furnished with lovely views. Laundry in unit. ACROSS FROM BEACH 8998 Lely Island Circle $599,9004 BR/3 BA home built in 2001. Stunning views, large lanai w/pool & spa. 3 car garage, den, formal dining room. NO MANDATORY FEES 1570 Villa Court $350,000Large lot, all large rooms, 3 BR/2 BA. Great pool. Good family/starter home. WESTERN EXPOSURE www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB20 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20-26, 2014 Ted Turner ready to part with his private island TOPTENREALESTATEDEALS.COMTed Turner, the founder of CNN, is the second largest private landowner in the United States. He has 15 ranches on almost 2 million acres, much of which is used to provide bison meat for his Teds Montana Grill restaurant chain. One of the properties in Mr. Turners real estate collection has recently been put up for sale: an entire private island off the coast of South Carolina. He purchased the 4,680-acre St. Phillips Island in 1979. Accessed only by boat, it has only two structures, the main house and the caretakers house, both of which Mr. Turner built soon after purchasing the island. The 3,800-square-foot main house has five bedrooms and five baths. St. Phillips Island is one of the few barrier islands in the southeastern U.S. that has a long, white sandy beach and total privacy. From the islands pier, it is a 4-mile ride through unspoiled natural woods and trails to the house by SUV or cart. Since the island has been preserved under a conservation easement, all improvements are completely selfsufficient with solar, backup batteries and its own water tower. Under the easement, the island is to be kept in its natural condition, allowing for only 10 residences. Asking price for the island off the Atlantic coast near Hilton Head and Beaufort, S.C., is $23,777,000. COURTESY PHOTOS
While youre on our website, tour thousands of other properties from SW Florida, or even from around the U.S. Value SelectionsOLD NAPLES 239.434.0101 CENTRAL 239.261.6622 MARCO 239.394.4040 NORTH NAPLES 239.598.0059 BONITA/ESTERO 239.498.9200 SANIBEL 239.472.2411See multiple photos & detailed descriptions of all our OPEN HOUSES: JohnRWood.com/OpenHouses BEARS PAW $219,000 1032 Wildwood Ln Nicely updated top oor condo with forever golf view. is beautiful residence is o ered completely furnished, including golf cart. Club membership is required. 2/2 (C10256) Team Harris, 403.0001 HERITAGE BAY $222,900 10265 Heritage Bay Blvd #618 Beautiful rst oor end unit with fantastic western views of lake and golf course. 27 holes of golf, clubhouse, tennis, tness center included. 2+Den/2 (C10614) David A. Tate, P.A., 775.5547 VILLAGIO $185,000 20201 Estero Gardens Cir #201 Meticulously cared for Milan model. Stunning lake view, granite countertops in kitchen and bathroom, vaulted ceilings and upgraded European-style cabinetry. 2+Den/2 (C10367) Greg Gorman, PA, 784.2841 PELICAN SOUND $1 70,000 20940 Island Sound Cir #104 Golf included! Clean & contemporary, neutral decor, 1st condo. Immaculate condition, turnkey w/ newer wood-like ooring in Great Rm, pvt wooded views. 2/2 (C10610) Dennis Brando, P.A., 777.2428, Doug Stewart, P.A., 777.8686 HIGHLAND WOODS $ 149,000 26250 Sunderland Dr #7103 Spacious 1st oor condo with awesome lake/golf course views and 1 car garage in bundled golf community. 3 miles to beaches. Convenient to shopping and restaurants. 2/2 (C10379) Connie Spitzmiller, 248.7616 GOLDEN GATE $125,000 2175 43rd St SW #58 Nicely updated 3bed, 2.5 bath 2-story condo with tile and wood oors. 1st oor Master/bath. New granite and quartz counters and much more. Quiet, peaceful and private. 3/2.5 (C10603) Anita Colletti, 250.0700 ROYAL PALM GOLF ESTATES $49,900 18012 Greenwood Drive Great buy for large vacant lot in golf course community with low HOA fees and no mandatory fees. Club amenities include 12,000 sq. ft. clubhouse with restaurant. (L1537) Pamela Pendleton, 206.9048 CYPRESS WOODS $184,000 2730 Cypress Trace Cir #282 Bright end unit, premier North Naples bundled golf community! Expansive lake/golf view, ELEVATOR, 2nd oor, impact glass, turnkey furnished. 2+Den/2 (C10386) JoAnn Aycock, 777.2743 WILDERNESS $16 8,000 102 Wilderness Dr #3116 Membership to Country Club is required. Furnished top oor with excellent lake and golf views. Gated community and sold with Golf cart! Open and spacious Great Room oor plan. 2/2 (C10604) Bill Verdonk, 293.7441 NAPLES PARK $148,900 790 97th Ave N Located west of US41. Just 8 blocks to the sandy white beaches and a short walk to the Mercato shops, restaurants and night life. Owner has priced to sell. (L1531) Edward Blackburn, 263.0349 GLADES $119,900 168 Palm Dr #3048 Turnkey furnished end unit, lovely pool view. New KT granite counter tops. Copper nish sinks in baths plus new tile shower and oor in Master. Small pets OK. 2/2 (C10672) Dana Lark, 571.8537 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES $44,900 3140 2nd Street NW Gorgeous 2.27 acre lot on a quiet dead end street. Part of a larger 7.27 acre parcel along the canal. Buy one lot or buy all three! (L1536) Claire Gogan, 784.0973 EAGLE CREEK $179,000 782 Eagle Creek Dr #202 Peaceful Golf View! 2nd oor condo redecorated in colorful Floridian theme. Spacious FL Room adds additional 500 Sq. Ft. of living space. Social or Golf membership reqd. 2/2 (C10654) Jay & Chris Siemers, 250.4009 CEDAR HAMMOCK $ 165,000 3820 Sawgrass Way #3016 1st oor Brookside condo, terri c lake and golf view. Tastefully decorated and turnkey furnished. Steps to pool. Includes clubhouse, tness and golf membership. 2/2 (C10343) David A. Tate, P.A., 775.5547 GLADES $139,000 249 Memory Ln #2 Lake view on Pines golf course from lanai. Sunny south facing, well-maintained home is o ered Turnkey Furnished. Spacious oor plan, immaculate, move in now. 2/2 (C10620) Heather Zurlo, 580.8019 WILDERNESS $9 5,000 104 Clubhouse Dr #172 REDUCED! Magni cent condo overlooking pristine lake and golf course! Diagonal tile, updated cabinets and bathrooms, great oor plan. CC membership required. 2/2 (C2092) Bill Verdonk, 293.7441 EAGLE CREEK $26,500 746 Eagle Creek Dr #204 Priced for quick sale. Redecorated condo perfect for winter retreat or rental property. Short walk to all community amenities. Social or golf membership required. 1/1 (C10667) Jay & Chris Siemers, 250.4009 ROYAL ARMS $176,900 225 Georgetown Blvd New appliances and fresh paint make this charming home a great value. Bike or walk to 5th Avenue and beach. Villa lives like SFH but managed like a condo. Worry free. 2/2 (V2038) Lynn M. Bower, P.A., 438.6784 HIGHLAND WOODS $164,700 26180 Clarkston Dr #23203 Barrington model o ered turnkey and features 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, den and single car garage. Bundled golf, pools, tennis, tness center, bocce and dining! 2+Den/2 (C10598) e Link Team, Nina Link, 357.5058 NAPOLI $134,999 1865 Florida Club Dr #6304 Rarely available 2/1 in desirable Napoli with nice preserve view, great amenities. Newer AC and low HOA fees. 2/1 (C10636) Christianne Payne Arthur, 289.8175 WIGGINS BAY $79,000 Deep water boat slip #239 in Tarpon Cove. 30 ft. slip. 16,000 boat lift with dock box. Easy in and out, 1 bridge (approx. 14 ft. clearance). Power and water. Gated. (L1539) Mary Naylor, 784.1689, Jacques Groenteman, 659.6382 LEHIGH ACRES $ 3,950 3312 65th Street W Its a great time to invest in land in Southwest Florida! Take advantage of this great opportunity! (L1513) Anita Colletti, 250.0700 VANDERBILT CC $175,000 8223 Parkstone Pl #307 ird oor condominium, covered parking. Golf course, preserve and lake views. Bundled golf and tennis community. You can even own your own cart! 2+Den/2 (C10612) Janet Jones, 734.4444 HIGH POINT $160,000 1 High Point Cir W #204 Lovely condo in active 55 plus community in the heart of Naples. 9 hole golf, swimming, tennis, etc. included in fees. Short drive to beach and 5th Avenue. 2/2 (C10619) Connie Spitzmiller, 248.7616 FOREST GLEN $13 2,900 3950 Loblolly Bay Dr #203 Nicely redone 2nd oor unit with attractive view of the Forest Glen golf course. Ready for immediate occupancy. Great location and golf is included! 2/2 (C10310) Keith A. Marvelle, 659.6344 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES $65,000 124 29th St SW Quiet Country setting, just minutes to shopping and dining. Perfect location to build your dream home. (L1532) Laurie Bellico, PA, 293-9389, Sarah McCandless, 825-8674 LEHIGH ACRES $ 3,950 6009 Judy Ave N Its a great time to invest in land in Southwest Florida! Take advantage of this great opportunity! (L1514) Anita Colletti, 250.0700 LUCAYA $187,500 14543 Abaco Lakes Dr #104 Rarely available end-unit with warm rich colors throughout. Tile in main living areas including lanai. Close to beaches, dining, shopping and marina. MUST SEE!! 2+Den/2 (C10651) e Link Team, Jeanne Roedding, 872.1348 HIGHLAND WOODS $ 174,000 26180 Clarkston Dr #23105 If you want a Barrington model that re ects care and pride, is tastefully decorated and priced right, then this is it! Nothing to do here but move in and enjoy! 2+Den/2 (C10250) e Link Team, Nina Link, 357.5058 PALM RIVER $150,000 120 Cypress Way E #B-8 Location! Location! 2nd oor END UNIT w/SE exposure & generous room sizes. Crown molding, plantation shutters, SS appliances. Steps away from pool. 2 miles to beach. 2/2 (C10642) e Monika DeBenedictis Team, 405-1446 LELY GOLF ESTATES $ 129,900 800 Augusta Blvd #203 St Regis ClubLush Tropical water and golf view from this bright and fresh 2nd oor condo. Cathedral ceilings, screened lanai, washer and dryer, carport and low fees. 2/2 (C10639) Nandy Miller, 248.4414 CAPE CORAL $55,000 339 SW 2nd Street C-1 Zoning on 7 contiguous lots in Cape Coral. Owner nancing. Pine Island Corridor. (L1538) Beverly Czachor, 849.2767 FOREST LAKES $1 92,500 524 Woodshire Ln #3 A Hidden Gem located close to Gulf beaches with a view of golf course and a lake with lighted water feature. Oversize lanai and entry courtyard, all tile. 2/2 (C10668) Dooley Realty Group, 248.0611 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES $220,000 710 25th St NW Great Location, home has wonderful potential but needs extensive TLC. 3/2 (H8762) Gillian Packwood, 659.6167 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES $214,900 880 16th St SE Pristine, clean CBS home with fully cleared lot, new granite tops on order for kitchen and master BA, tile oors throughout, freshly painted inside/out, irrigation system. 3/2 (H8724) Oscar Velez, 571.1027 FALLING WATERS $ 220,000 2350 Hidden Lake Ct #11 Lovely 1st oor partly furnished condo with 1 car detached garage. Open oor plan. Private landscaped view from 24 lanai. 2/2 (C10526) Elise Herendeen, 450.7479 NAPLES BATH & TENNIS $187,500 1970-B Bald Eagle Dr Resort condo, 2nd oor, split plan in gated Tennis Community, south of Pine Ridge, west of Airport, low density gar den like setting! 2/2 (C10646) Roger Hill, Jr., 404.7931 HEITMANS $219,900 27287 Tennessee St Over half acre Gulf access waterfront lot. (L1540) Aaron Wolf, 821.6962 HIGHLIGHTED LISTINGS WILL BE OPEN ON SUNDAY NOVEMBER 23, 2014NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20-26, 2014 B21 Model estate homes open in Shadow Wood PreserveEmerald Homes Southwest Florida Division is offering six new estate homes in the golf community of Shadow Wood Preserve, starting in the mid-$800s. The public is invited to view a professionally decorated model in this exclusive community that is nestled on 440 acres between the Estero Bay Nature Preserve and historic Mullock Creek.This model homes spacious great room floor plan offers approximately 3,130 square feet of living space, three bedrooms, three baths, a bonus room, and two-car garage. The master suite features extraordinarily large walk-in closets, an oversized master bath and direct access to the screened outdoor living area. The great room is the heart of this home, with an open-concept kitchen and adjoining dining room, making it perfect for those who love to entertain. A gas cooktop will please the most enthusiastic gourmet cook, with a high-end microwave convection oven providing another convenient option for great meals at home. The second and third bedrooms also feature walk-in closets and an en-suite bath. The Toscana is an even grander floor plan, with 3,410 square feet of living area, four bedrooms, three baths, a large bonus room, and three-car garage. This home also capitalizes on access to the outdoors, with a spacious lanai adjoining the master suite, bonus room and central living areas. The open-concept kitchen is worthy of the most discerning chef, with options for guests to belly up to the bar, get cozy in the open family room and adjoining living room, or relax poolside. For more formal affairs, guests can be seated in the elegant dining room. For those who wish to become members, Shadow Wood Country Club provides world-class amenities with three championship golf courses, two clubhouses, two practice facilities, and nine lighted tennis courts, as well as formal and informal dining experiences. Residents are also eligible to join the Commons Club, which offers a beach club, enrichment center, fitness center and spa and restaurant. Shadow Wood Preserve is located in Estero, west of the Tamiami Trail, just minutes from Southwest Florida International Airport and shopping and dining options in Gulf Coast Town Center and Coconut Point. This community features walking trails, a tennis court, kayaking and canoeing, a childrens playground and a pavilion. The Ventalo model is open seven days a week. For more information, call Cat Foster at 895-2560. Emerald Homes has created a tradition of excellence by developing innovative home designs and crafting luxury homes with meticulous attention to detail for more than a decade. The companys philosophy is to incorporate features and amenities into its homes that complement each individual customers preferences, personality and lifestyle. For more information, visit emeraldhomes.com/neighborhoods/southwestflorida/. Home and community information including pricing, included features, terms, availability, and amenities are subject to change and prior sale at any time without notice or obligation. Janine RendanoREALTOR(239)405-2994JRendano@AmerivestRealty.comDaniel WalshREALTOR(239)404-3000DWalsh@AmerivestRealty.com TALIS PARK 16653 Toscana Circle #706, NaplesVery spacious Tuscan-style 4 bedroom+den, 6 bathroom end unit available. This former model comes fully furnished and lives more like an attached villa than a condo. Beautiful lake views with private outdoor living and balconies throughout. $1,950,000Call or Email for Details! Serving Naples, Bonita Springs and EsteroAMERIVESTREALTYOFNAPLES.COM10001 Tamiami Trail North Naples, FL 34108MLS#214031449 Open House Sunday 1:00-4:00
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' Put over 30 years of successful Real Estate experience to work for you!Get started by logging onto:www.TraceyYoung.com View ALL Florida Properties www.TraceyYoung.com Tracey YoungLuxury Estate Agent, Top Producer 1031 Exchange Specialist239-209-7511 Tracey@TraceyYoung.comVisit My Website Scan Here! Estuary in Grey OaksPrivate Lake and Golf Views from this Former London Bay Model. Over 9,000 SF with 5 bedroom suites, 7 full baths, 3 half baths, 4-car garage, Koi pond, aming waterfalls, wine cave, butlers pantry, 2-story library with elevator to game room and 3-D theatre. Beautifully remodeled and updated throughout$5,745,000 www.TraceyYoung.com/213505206 LOOK Whos Ready To SELL! Audubon Private EstateNaples. Largest estate lot in Audubon Country Club. Magni cent 12' mahogany entry doors, 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths, rich wood study, separate guesthouse, 200' lanai and 4-car garage. 6,650 SF and over 14,000 SF total. Originally $3.8MNow $2,500,000 www.TraceyYoung.com/213504263 Pelican MarshGated TERRABELLA. Spectacular waterfront offering! 4BR/4+BA to include a guesthouse, 2,000-bottle showcase wine cellar, 16' decorative ceilings, 2 laundry rooms, amazing high-end detail and stellar nishes throughout. Elegant furnishings are negotiable$2,495,000 www.TraceyYoung.com/214048420 Ventana in TIBURON #301. FURNISHED MODEL with 1 bedroom and 2 full baths. Corner end unit with lots of windows and light. This is the LEAST EXPENSIVE PROPERTY IN TIBURON! Great rental potential with tenants waiting to lease for the 2015 SEASON! MAKE YOUR BEST OFFER NOW$399,000 www.TraceyYoung.com/214045428 TIBURON Bolero #101. Prime Bolero location across from the Golf Club! 2 bedrooms plus den, 2-bath cul-de-sac rst- oor location. Lives like a villa with lots of privacy. Hunter Douglas Luminette blinds, granite kitchen with light cabinetry and a breakfast bar opens to the living area$438,000 www.TraceyYoung.com/212015414 WATERFRONT TIBURON Norman Estates Villa. Just listed! Enjoy 20' ceilings. Custom upgrades include: stone/bamboo ooring, barrel ceiling, master morning kitchen, outdoor kitchen and lanai surrounded with cascading waterfalls. 3 bedroom suites; separate 1-bedroom cabana with morning kitchen. Over 3,250 SF$1,399,000 www.TraceyYoung.com/214000593 JUST LISTED Black Bear Ridge. Motivated seller! Elegant 2006 model home with direct western exposure located in Naples newest gated boutique community. 4 bedrooms, of ce, living and family rooms in 3,000 SF. Upgrades galore! Great community clubhouse just steps away. ANNUAL LEASE INCOME OF $60,000$764,000 www.TraceyYoung.com/213019220 LAKEFRONTPelican Bay LAmbiance. Waterfront top oor with 3 bedroom suites and 3 full baths, natural marble ooring, tumbled marble kitchen, stainless appliances, 2 balconies with grill, garage and surrounded by water and fountains. High-end furnishings are available$875,000 www.TraceyYoung.com/214058059 Spectacular Renovation of the Grey Oaks Gabriella Model! FURNISHED RENTALSTIBURON Marquesa Royale Penthouse #201: 3 bedroom+den/of ce, 3.5 bath and killer views! Medallion Golf Membership included; $15,000/month TIBURON Bolero #101LAKEFRONT: 2 bedroom+den with Medallion Golf Membership; $9,000/month PELICAN MARSH Ravenna Penthouse #202 LAKEFRONT: 3 bedroom/3 bath, elevator and 2-car garage; $5,800/month PELICAN BAY Pebble Creek #105: 3 bedroom/ 2 bath, garage, walk or tram to private beach club; $5,800/month TIBURON Ventana #306: 1 bedroom/2 bath with Signature Golf Membership; $5,000/month Ventana in TIBURON #104. FURNISHED and immaculate 2 bedroom/2 bath with a special private extended open lanai outside your golf course view screened balcony. SIGNATURE Membership INCLUDED$489,000 www.TraceyYoung.com/214042900 OPEN SAT 12-3 NEW LISTING LEMURIAWaterfront. Gorgeous 4 bedroom, 3 bath END UNIT, 2-car garage and 3,000 sq. ft. under air. Top-of-the line appliances, wine bar with cooler, elegant nishes with FURNISHINGS negotiable. Gated community with tness center and club room. Walk to Mercato$699,000 www.TraceyYoung.com/214044034 JUST LISTED NEW WATERFRONTMARBELLA LAKESLakefront. 5BR/4BA open oor plan, Hickory wood ooring, custom kitchen with center island, breakfast area and a big lake view$624,900 www.TraceyYoung.com/214055104 JUST LISTED OPEN SUN 1-4
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For best selection and pricing, visit our Sales Gallery todayOpen Monday Saturday 10am 6pm and Sunday 12pm 5pm 100 South Goodlette-Frank Road, NaplesDowntown Living from the $500s to over $1M239.228.5800 www.NaplesSquare.comPrized Downtown Location Providing a Spectacular Walkable Lifestyle Seven Open-Concept Floorplans One and Two Story Residences Resort-Style Amenities Maintenance Free Living Now Under Construction Limited Inventory Delivery Fall 2015Square in the Middle of Everything The biggest opportunity to hit Naples in a decade has quickly become the hottest selling downtown property. Come see for yourself what makes Naples Square the most dynamic and sought-after residential lifestyle centered in the heart of it all. REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERS Debbi Cross has joined Beacon Real Estate Partners, the sister company of Beacon Equity Partners, as construction project manager for its Naples operations. A native of Cleveland, Ms. Cross has been in Southwest Florida since the mid-1970s and has more than 30 years of experience in real estate development and project management. She studied business and accounting at the University of Alaska at Anchorage, business administration at International College in Naples and digital design and graphics at Hodges University. She most recently was membership director at The Players Club & Spa at Lely Resort and before that was project manager with discovery communities. Brenda Anderson and Dorothy DeMichele have joined WCI Communities Artesia Naples as community representatives. Artesia Naples is the developers recently launched community planned for approximately 600 condominium and single-family homes surrounded by 111 acres of nature preserves and lakes. The community is off Collier Boulevard on the way to Marco Island. Ms. Anderson has more than 36 years of experience in the real estate industry. She earned a bachelors degree in business from Eastern Illinois University. Ms. DeMichele brings more than 20 years of real estate, marketing and business experience to the Artesia Naples sales team, including an extensive knowledge of Southwest Florida communities, amenities and trends. Prices in Artesia Naples begin in the low $200,000s. Fern Schmidt has been named sales and marketing account manager at Clive Daniel Home. In her new role, Ms. Schmidt will also lead the companys realtor benefit program that focuses on developing relationships between the stores interior designers, area real estate professionals and new homeowners. With 24 total years in the real estate industry, Ms. Schmidt most recently served as assistant manager and listing administrator in the rentals division of Royal Shell Real Estate in Naples. For more than a dozen years she was an award-winning real estate agent with Bluebill Properties Realty and Sun Realty, also of Naples. Earlier experience included commercial and retail property management with two major firms in Atlanta. At Clive Daniel Home, she will work closely with Jo Carter, director of business development, reaching out to area builders, hospitality properties and commercial businesses regarding design renovations and improvements. She will also work with the Collier Building Industry Association, the Naples Area Board of Realtors and the Womens Council of RealtorsNaples on the Gulf. Saundra Hinton has joined Keller Williams Elite Realty in Bonita Springs. A former top producer with Premier Sothebys International Real Estate and Elite Realty of Southwest Florida, she has more than 15 years of experience in the local market. She belongs to the Bonita SpringsEstero Association of Realtors, the Florida Association of Realtors and the Womens Council of Realtors-Bonita Springs-Estero chapter. Jessica Woodman has joined the sales staff at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club as a real estate associate. Over the past 13 years, Ms. Woodman has been affiliated with several gated communities in Collier and Lee counties. She holds a bachelors degree in business administrationfinance from University of Florida and an MBA from Florida Gulf Coast University. SCHMIDT DEMICHELE HINTON WOODMAN ANDERSON JOHN FERNANDEZ / COURTESY PHOTOU.S. Prime Realty has opened a new office in Naples at 3375 Pine Ridge Road. Owner Carmen Isbely Vasquez and the companys 22 agent associates recently hosted an open house for 250 guests. State Rep. Kathleen Passidomo presided over the ribbon cutting. Left to right: Leo Munoz, Ana Fernandez, Maria de Puy, Ms. Vasquez, Ms. Passidomo, Maida Cabrera, Gaby Romero, Carlos Leon, Emilio Vasquez, Alexandra Formon, Jackie Mellone and Zack Martin.
Talis Park Introduces The Residences at Vyne HouseTalis Parks neighborhoods offer the possibility of living in a park-like setting or in a maintenance-free environment within walking distance of the Great Lawn and Vyne House clubhouse at the communitys Grand Piazza. This In the Park or In the Village approach reflects developer Kitson & Partners commitment to creating a community where every aspect is relevant to the residents daily lives. Kitsons contemporary interpretation of luxury living is uncomplicated. Talis Park is the Club reconsidered, and invites a select group of members to enjoy an active, healthoriented lifestyle on their own terms. Now, with construction of Vyne House Phase II underway and scheduled for completion next fall, Kitson announced it will be offering fourteen choice luxury condominium residences immediately adjacent to the clubhouse and signature Great Lawn. The new Residences at Vyne House will present the consummate In the Village lifestyle and put a select group of homeowners literally within steps of the captivating Vyne Court, the formal and casual dining options, the fitness and spa facilities, the elegant wine room, resort style pool, and golf pro shop included at Vyne House. The Residences at Vyne House will offer a level of fit and finish rarely seen in gated golf course community condominium neighborhoods while fully integrating Talis Parks array of world-class amenities in a maintenancefree lifestyle that includes personalized twenty-four hour concierge services. In keeping with Kitsons belief that design and choice matter, The Residences at Vyne House will offer eleven distinct floor plans, several of which include expansive outdoor terraces overlooking the Great Lawn. A number of the north, west, and south, or north, east, and south facing residences also offer views of the lake that gracefully envelopes Il Corso, the Watercourse at Talis Park. Four penthouse residences range from 2,800 to 5,500 square feet with 12-foot ceilings, one of which is a 4,500 square foot residence on the ground level that includes its own casita and overlooks 2,000 square feet of outdoor living space. The great room penthouse residence floor plans feature three to five bedrooms, comfortable studies, and gourmet island kitchens. Additional residences offer spacious great room, two or three bedrooms plus a den floor plans. Each residence will be customized and include ownerspecified finishes. The Residences at Vyne Houses distinctive ambiance is also based on the premise that proximity and exceptional service matter. This innovative offering will put residents at the heart of Talis Parks amenity core, a position seldom reserved for condominium homeowners within gated luxury communities. A 24-hour, seven days a week concierge will be available to owners at The Residences at Vyne House and provide a comprehensive array of services. The Residences at Vyne House have been designed and are being built by Kitson in partnership with Santiesteban & Associates Architects, Coastal Construction, and Suffolk Construction. The pedigree of the partnership is notable. Kitson & Partners is a private real estate investment and development company founded in 1992 and based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. With its portfolio of retail, commercial and residential properties, the Kitson team is committed to making a true showcase of Talis Park and creating one of the premier golf course communities on the Southwest Florida Gulf Coast. Santiesteban & Associates is based in Tampa, Florida. Al Santiesteban and the lead designers of the firm have designed 11 of the 29 high rise projects in the Park Shore Beach community in Naples. The firms designers have also been the exclusive architects for seven high-rise residential towers for The Lutgert Companies in the Bonita Bay community in Bonita Springs. Collectively, the lead designers of Santiesteban & Associates have designed over 30 mid or high-rise residential projects for over ten different developers that include over one billion dollars of built residential product in the United States alone. With operations in Miami and West Palm Beach, Coastal Construction was founded in 1988 and is ranked in the top 100 construction management companies in the United States. Suffolk Construction also has offices in West Palm Beach as well as Miami and Estero. Suffolks experience profile includes an expansive construction project portfolio consisting of significant construction projects in every industry sector. Talis Parks residents continue to enjoy Fionas Market Caf, the Core Fitness Center, and the Esprit Spa that opened at Vyne House Phase I nearly a year ago. The Vyne House design includes an abundance of outdoor areas ideal for community events, casual dining, informal get-togethers, or simply relaxing. When Phase II is completed, Vyne House will include a total of 32,052 square feet under air and 25,065 square feet of outdoor space Luxury homebuyers are encouraged to visit www.talispark.com and register for news and information regarding The Residences at Vyne House. Kitson & Partners anticipates accepting binding contracts for the residences beginning in early December. Pricing for The Residences at Vyne House is available now. Talis Parks residential choices range from penthouse style condominiums priced from the $700s to estate residences starting at $2.5 million. Homebuyers have an opportunity to begin enjoying Talis Parks lifestyle in advance of next Season. Completed and soonto-be-completed furnished models and unfurnished Resident Ready homes are available for purchase in eight distinct neighborhoods. Additional furnished models are poised to begin construction before the end of the year. Talis Park is located in North Naples on Livingston Road just north of Immokalee Road. Visit Talis Parks Garden House Sales Center at 16980 Livingston Road in North Naples, or visit Talis Park online at talispark.com. ADVERTORIALThe already completed Fionas Market Caf is one of several casual and formal dining options that will be available at Talis Parks Vyne House clubhouse. The new Residences at Vyne House will put a select group of Talis Park homeowners literally within steps of the world-class fitness facilities at Vyne House. The already completed Esprit Spa at Vyne House offers an appealing array of massage and manicure services. Talis Park developer Kitson & Partners announced it will be offering fourteen choice luxury condominium residences immediately adjacent to the communitys Vyne House clubhouse and Great Lawn. The new Residences at Vyne House will present the consummate In the Village lifestyle.
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A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20-26, 2014 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTCSECTION INSIDEBROUGHT TO YOU BY:The High-Rises at Bonita Bay 495-1105 Estuary at Grey Oaks 261-3148 The Strada at Mercato 594-9400 The Village 261-6161 The Gallery 659-0099 Broad Avenue 434-2424 Vanderbilt 594-9494 The Promenade 948-4000 Fifth Avenue 434-8770 Marco Island 642-2222 Rentals 262-4242 Cuisine newsClasses for cooks can make holiday meal planning as easy as pie. C31 Chef profileJeff Mitchell strives to keep things Local. C35 A knockout novelCape Coral crime scene investigator pens another winning murder mystery. C16 Not just theoryFilm critic Dan Hudak says Best Actor frontrunner stars in this heartwarming film. C15 The Island Theater Company on Marco presents its annual holiday show, Meredith Willsons The Music Man, Jr. Friday through Sunday, Nov. 21-23, at Marco Lutheran Church. Based on the Broadway classic and adapted for young actors, the production stars Josiah Hurtley as master showman Harold Hill; Jessica Lang as librarian Marian Paroo and Morgan Broxson as Eulalie Shinn. More than 40 others appear as townspeople. Mr. Hill is in town, and he has 6 trombones in tow. Can the upright, uptight town librarian resist his powerful allure? Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Thanks to the sponsorship of APM Custom Homes and partners Christmas Island Style, the Marco Lutheran Church and the Island Dance Academy, admission is free. An offering will be taken for Marco Island childrens charities. Up next from the Island Theater Company will be the return of Frankenstein: A New Musical, with performances Friday through Sunday, Feb. 26-28. Show sponsors are Island County Club and Marco theater company sa ys Happy Holidays with free production of Music Man, Jr. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ LET THEMENTERTAINYOUBY NANCI THEORETFlorida Weekly Correspondent THEYRE NOT THE SLICK PRODUCTIONS OF Broadway or Off-Broadway. With community theaters theres always the chance of a flubbed line, falling scenery or maybe even a broken leg. OK, that rarely happens, but for those sadists in the audience weaned on Waiting for Guffman, theres always a slight chance and the opportunity of a YouTube video gone viral. Community theater typically isnt slick or tightly choreographed to the millisecond.Local theater has a role in the cultural scene of every communitySEE ENTERTAIN, C4 SEE MUSIC MAN, C3
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20-26, 2014 Sometimes it can be a little rough around the edges. All part of its charm. The actors onstage and people behind the scenes pour their heart and soul into every production and without earning a single dollar. They do it because they love it. If its not fun, were not going to do it, says Erica Ress Martin, creative director of Boca Grandes Royal Palm Players, which is celebrating its silver anniversary this season. We are a true community theater because everyone is working and having fun.Filling seatsCommunity theater is the grown-up version of the high school play. Instead of drama classes, most participants have day jobs. Its that balance between Broadway and Guffman. And much like that high school musical, its also bound to fill seats. Instead of proud parents beaming at their daughters Yente or sons Romeo, its the actors children, family, friends and neighbors rooting them on somewhere in the shadowy darkness. We have so many people working on each production its easier to fill seats, says Ms. Ress Martin. Its like a school play: Everyone comes to see you. Were guaranteed to get 200 people. We also put everyones face on our posters, and that helps sell tickets. Although most BIG ARTS productions are professional and paid-for performances, the Sanibel organizations Community Players stages two readings and one performance each season. Anyone can walk in off the street and participate, says Marta VanderStarre, BIG ARTS marketing and communications director. It doesnt involve a lot of preparation or direction, she says about the staged readings. People rehearse at home and sit on stools reading from the script. The readings are always packed houses. The beauty of community theater is it gives regular Joes and Janes the opportunity to test their acting chops even if their last time on stage was a nonspeaking role. As a cow. In a church nativity pageant. As a child. And they need not be in the spotlight. Stagehands, set and costume designers are always welcome. Community theater engages more people in theatrical activity, albeit parttime, than all the rest of the American theater put together, including schools and colleges, according to the book Theatre in America: Appraisal and Challenge by Robert Edward Gard. In return, it brings theater to the masses without the Broadway ticket price.Theater for everyoneCommunity theater provides a niche, says Bill Taylor, the founding artistic director for Theatre Conspiracy in Fort Myers. People can see almost all of our eight shows in the season for the price of one ticket somewhere else. Its an affordable option for theatergoers, but also an outlet for local actors and designers who have day jobs and cant commit to professional theater. It gives them the chance to express themselves on stage and backstage. Community theater provides a platform for those whove often thought of the what-ifs like the gentleman who recently landed a part in The Charlotte Players production Nanas Naughty Knickers. He retired and moved here and has never done theater, say Sherrie Moody, executive director. He took a giant leap and left thrilled to death. Not everyone golfs. We get a lot of retirees who were musicians up north or who worked as carpenters or who love to sew it gives them another outlet to use the skills they already have.On a missionMission statements for local ensembles often center on engaging the audience, but all too often its the volunteers who benefit more. Theres a real fellowship with our volunteers, says Ms. Moody. They get their own little support group for whatevers going on in their lives. The biggest battle for nonprofits is creating a reason to keep volunteers coming. They need to get something out of it. Theatre Conspiracy recently expanded its mission to find new playwrights. Its 16th annual international new play contest attracted 600 entries from across the U.S, Canada, England, France, Australia and Japan. The company will produce the world premiere of the most recent winner, A Position of Relative Importance by Hal Borden, in May 2015. We also trying to be the springboard for local playwrights, Mr. Taylor says. We have a local group that works from December through August each year developing their work and offering staged readings to the public. Two members have won The Naples Players annual new play contest; another won a national contest in Orlando. Brittney Brady, producing artistic director of Ghostbird Theatre Co., one of the newest community theaters in Southwest Florida, says founders of the 30-member independent ensemble have visions of one day becoming a professional company. The group formed in May 2012 and offers performances in the 50-seat theater at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers. Its very grassroots, guerilla-style theater as we figure out how to make it work, Ms. Brady says. Our goal is to make the company sustainable and work toward employing folks as soon as were able to do that. Right now were operating on bare bones; were in our awkward teenage years, and our main obstacle is getting people to realize were here and worth investigating.Picking productionsChoosing the right production can make or break attendance. Some local companies form play committees to screen new scripts, while others leave the duties to the artistic director. Demographics of both the audience and the performers are always swaying factors. Last year they wanted to do Grease, but most of our actors are in their 50s to 80s and it would be difficult to distinguish the teenagers from the adults, Ms. Ress Martin says. Ms. Moody, of The Charlotte Players, knows that for most community theaters, sex sells. Titles are important for people who dont know what a shows all about, she says. A couple of years ago we did The Nerd, but the name didnt appeal to people and they missed a good show. The same with Lend Me a Tenor. Put sex in the title and they will come, she adds. We had a great turnout for Run for your Wife, but its really hard to turn The Wizard of Oz sexy. Ghostbirds seasonal repertoire includes original works and re-imagined classics. We want to create bold and compassionate theater that makes us face our humanity and really explore it, says Ms. Brady. Its important for folks to be engaged and feel like theyre seeing a play they wouldnt see anywhere else.Big little playhouseThe Naples Players is the biggest little playhouse in Southwest Florida, often rated among the most successful community theaters in the country. It has a great venue, The Sugden Community Theatre right on Fifth Avenue South, and a talent pool of 700 volunteers who donate 60,000 hours annually working on costumes and set design, manning the box office and pulling lighting or ushering duties not to mention rehearsing and performing. The company offers six main stage productions each season and three more aggressive, cutting-edge performances in the black box theater. We continue to grow just as everybody else, Executive Director John Sorey (and the mayor of Naples) says. We offer a great production at affordable prices because of our volunteers.A dwindling demographicUp on Boca Grande, the Royal Palm Players scaled back its ambitious sevenproduction season a few years ago. It now offers one major play, a musical and a reading, and its volunteer rooster has grown to 100. Attendance had fallen off because our volunteers were trying to do so much, says Ms. Ress Martin. No one wants to spend all their time here doing shows. She adds performances at the Boca Grande Community Center have sold out since the reorganization, and the group has attracted new talent from people who have attended readings. Local theater groups are also making a concerted effort to attract younger audiences, choosing edgy scripts that appeal to a generation raised on technology and promoting programs on social media. (Mr. Sorey says 80 percent of The Naples Players patrons are 60 and older a demographic that aligns with art venues nationally.) Theatre Conspiracy offered $10 tickets last season to anyone 30 and younger. Kids are growing up without any exposure to live theater, Mr. Taylor says. Video games and TV are replacing it. Ghostbird, like it moniker, is that rarity. Its productions are attracting an 18-to-40 demographic. Most of the local companies offer childrens theater programs to expose future audiences and actors to the performing arts. Its a lot of fun and becomes a family activity. Fathers work in the set shop, mothers in the costume shop, says Ms. Moody. Theater also teaches valuable skills how to sell yourself during an interview and communicate. Ive seen some kids really come out of their shell because of their involvement in theater. In a nutshell, community theater is an extension of the community, art begetting art. Community theater provides the opportunity for education, involvement and an expression of the visual arts, says Mr. Sorey. Its a very important part of the cultural fabric of our community and quality of life. ENTERTAINFrom page 1Community theater provides a niche ... People can see almost all of our eight shows in the season for the price of one ticket somewhere else. Its an affordable option for theatergoers, but also an outlet for local actors and designers who have day jobs and cant commit to professional theater. It gives them the chance to express themselves on stage and backstage. Bill Taylor, the founding artistic director for Theatre Conspiracy in Fort MyersVANDERSTARRE TAYLOR COURTESY PHOTOPosters from Boca Grandes Royal Palm Players.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20-26, 2014 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOTHEATERSunset Park Through Nov. 23 by The Marco Players at The Marco Players Theater. 642-7270 or the marcoplayers.com.The Spitfire Grill Through Dec. 6 by The Naples Players at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or naplesplayers.org.Grease! Nov. 20-23 by students of the Naples Performing Arts Center in the Daniels Pavilion at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org.Music Man Jr. By Island Theater Company, Christmas Island Style, Marco Lutheran Church and the Island Dance Academy Nov. 21-23 on Marco Island. 394-0080 or theateronmarco.com. The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical Through Dec. 25 at the Off-Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm. com.On the Verge or The Geography of Yearning Through Nov. 22 in the black box theater at Florida SouthWestern State College, Fort Myers. 433-8007 or brownpapertickets.com for tickets.My Brilliant Divorce By Laboratory Theater through Nov. 22 at 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. 218-0481 or laboratorytheaterflorida.com.A Christmas Carol Nov. 20-Dec. 27 at the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.Swell Party By Theatre Conspiracy Nov. 21-22, 28-29, Dec. 4-5 and Dec. 11-13 at the Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers. 936-3239 or theatreconspiracy.org.THURSDAY11.20Gardening at the Garden Naples Botanical Garden hosts a master gardeners clinic at 9 a.m. Free. 643-7525 or naplesgarden.org.Follow the Flow Naples Botanical Garden holds an instructor-led tai chi class at 10 a.m. $10 for members, $20 for nonmembers. 643-7525 or naplesgarden.org.Holiday Bazaar Naples Womans Club turns into a holiday shopping destination from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Providence House. 570 Park St. 262-4331 or gfwcnapleswomensclub.org.Mah Jongg The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island hosts games from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All levels welcome. Reservations required. $2 for members, $3 for non-members. 991 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island. 389-7872 or marcojcmi.com.Meet the Authors South Regional Library hosts local authors Marya Repko, Maureen Sullivan-Hartung and Jeff Whilchello for a discussion about Floridas colorful history at 2 p.m. 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. 252-7542 or collierlibraries.org.La Boheme Opera Naples opens its 10th anniversary season with La Boheme tonight and Saturday, Nov. 22, at Artis Naples. 963-9050 or operanaples.org.Boutique Birthday Lux Boutique in the Village on Venetian Bay invites shoppers to help celebrate its fifth anniversary starting at 5 p.m. with light refreshments from Crave Culinaire and samples from various vendors. Ten percent of sales will be donated to the Garden of Hope & Courage. 263-2557 or shopluxboutique.com.In Her Shoes Clive Daniel hosts a fundraiser from 5:30-8 p.m. for Footsteps to the Future. Fashion items collected by St. Monicas Episcopal Church and donated from White House Black Market will be available at deep discounts. 2777 Tamiami Trail N. 281-7378 or footstepstothefuture.org. 262-6331 or gfwcnapleswomensclub.org.Comedy Show Ron Feingold plays the Old Naples Comedy Club at 8:30 p.m. $20. 455-2844 or oldnaplescomedyclub.com.Chorus Concert The Barron Collier High School Chorus performs at 7 p.m. at Gulf Coast High School. Free. Collierschool.com/bch.Cabaret The Center for the Arts Bonita Springs presents the works of Rodgers & Hammerstein in a cabaretstyle performance at 8 p.m. $20 for members, $30 for non-members, $35 at the door. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.FRIDAY11.21Family Fun Ave Maria hosts Family Fun Day from 4-6 p.m. at the Ave Maria Town Center. 304-1236 or avemaria.com. Fall Festival Covenant Church of Naples holds its annual fall festival starting at 5:30 p.m. Hop on a hayride, play carnival, have a free hot dog and more fun. 6926 Trail Blvd. 597-3463 or covenantnaples.com.Beer Friday Whole Foods hosts a beer and cheese tasting at 6 p.m. $5 collected at the door. 552-5100 or wholefoodsmarket.com.Art Opening Naples Art Association hosts a preview reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for three exhibits: My Life: Artists Reveal Themselves in Their Work, This is My Life 2: An Exhibition by NAA Member Artists and The Members Gallery: Roots at The von Liebig Art Center. Free for members, $10 for nonmembers. 262-6517 or naplesart.org.Crazy for Cryin Leanne Williams performs a tribute to Patsy Cline starting at 7 p.m. at The Norris Center. $22. 213-3058.Seminole Photos Journalist Pete Gallagher presents Lost Photos of the Seminole Tribe at 5:30 p.m. at Everglades Community Church. 101 Copeland Ave. S., Everglades City. 695-2905.Catch a Flick Stop by Mackle Park on Marco Island for a 6 p.m. screening of The Lego Movie. 1361 Andalusia Terrace. 389-5000 or cityofmarcoisland.com.SATURDAY11.22Yoga on the Lawn Yoga Loft of Naples hosts a free yoga class at 9 a.m. at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. 5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs. 260-7725 or yogaloftnaples.com.Park Gardening Waste Management of Florida and Keep Collier Beautiful host a community planting day from 10 a.m. to noon at Golden Gate Community Center. 4701 Golden Gate Parkway. 580-8319 or keepcollierbeautiful.com.Families in the Garden Families will have fun at Naples Botanical Garden from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Sunday, Nov. 23, with scarecrows, crafts, story time and educational activities. Regular admission applies. 643-7275 or naplesgarden.org.Scent-sory Fun Myxn Scents hosts an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Sunday, Nov. 23. 457 Bayfront Place. 280-0045 or myxnscents.com.Laugh I Say Comedians Brian Corrian, Rauce Padgett, Michael Pettit and Michael Panzeca take the stage for a night of laughs from 6-9 p.m. at the Hilton Naples. $50, with proceeds to benefit Giving Outreach, a new nonprofit. 603-3911 or givingoutreach.com.Noshes Taste of Bonita Springs offers cook-offs, wine fests and samples from the towns best restaurants today and Sunday. 26740 Pine Ave. Tasteofbonita.comPickin and Grinnion The Southern Express Bluegrass Band takes the stage at The Norris Center at 7 p.m. $22 at advance, $28 at the door. 213-3049.SUNDAY11.23Sing-Along Voice of Naples hosts the 12th annual Sing-Along Messiah at 3 p.m. at Naples United Church of Christ. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 5200 Crayton Road. 455-2582 or voicesofnaples.org.Free Concert Music Makers perform at the Cambier Park band shell at 2 p.m. Free. Musicmakersshowband.comPremier Concert The Bach Ensemble plays The von Liebig Art Center at 7:30 p.m. and will feature a string orchestra and piano soloist. Guests will enjoy a champagne reception and desserts. $50. 732-1055 or thebachensemble. org.MONDAY11.24Jazz Jam Jebry and Friends perform at Freds Food, Fun & Spirits at 6 p.m. 2700 Immokalee Road. 431-7928 or fredsdiner.comMemoir Writing Join Florida Weeklys own Artis Henderson for a class about writing your life story at 6 p.m. at Dagnys Spirits. Registration required. $20. 15205 Collier Blvd. 3849241 or dagnysspirits.com.Film Screening The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs presents Interview (2007). After falling out with his editor, a fading political journalist is forced to interview Americas most favorite soap star. Starring Steve Buschemi and Sienna Miller. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and movie begins at 7 p.m. $10. 26100 Old 41 Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org.TUESDAY11.25Historic Holidays Christmas at Palm Cottage is open from 1-4 p.m. today and Wednesday and from 1-8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through Dec. 31. 137 12th Ave. S. 261-8164 or napleshistoricalsociety.org.Monument Men Retired Special Agent Thomas Eastwood presents the fascinating true story of how the U.S. and the U.K. established a unit to protect art and cultural sites during WWII starting at 2 p.m. and again at 5 p.m. at Headquarters Library. 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-0334 or collierlibrary. org.Tango Tuesdays Step up for intermediate and advanced tango class from 8-9 p.m. at Pablo Repun Tango. $15. 1673 Pine Ridge Road. 738-4184 or pablorepuntango.com. Get a sense of holidays past by visiting Historic Palm Cottage, home of the Naples Historic Society, while its all decked out for the season. Christmas at Palm Cottage is open from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and 1-8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through Dec. 31. 137 12th Ave. S. 261-8164 or napleshistoricalsociety.org. Michael Petit, a regular at the Old Naples Comedy Club, is one of four funny guys who take the stage from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Hilton Naples. Tickets are $50, with proceeds to benefit the fledgling nonprofit Giving Outreach. 603-3911 or givingoutreach. com. Youd be crazy for missin Leanne Williams when she brings her Patsy Cline tribute to The Norris Center at 7 p.m. Friday. $22. 2133058.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20-26, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOWEDNESDAY11.26Local History The Naples Historical Society leads a walking tour of Old Naples starting at 9:30 a.m. at Historic Palm Cottage. Reservations required. 261-8164 or napleshistoricalsociety.org.BBQ Head out to the Collier County Fairgrounds for the 59th annual Farm City BBQ for some steak and small talk with local leaders at 11:30 a.m. $22. Farmcitybbq.com or 571-3147. See story on page A1.Family Art Take kids ages 7 and up to Vinos Picasso for a Thanksgiving painting event at 3:30 p.m. Registration required. 2367 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 431-8750 or vinospicasso.com.Art After Hours ArtisNaples Baker Art Museum stays open late and offers free admission from 6-9 p.m. Live entertainment and docent discussions. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org.Hot Spot Anniversary Celebrate Blue Martinis fifth anniversary at its Mercato location all night long starting at 7:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to wear blue. 591-2583 or bluemartinilounge.com.COMING UPBlack Friday Entertainment Waterside Shops presents live music starting at noon on Friday, Nov.28. 5981605 or watersideshops.com.Christmas at the Village See the tree lighting, carolers, snow and Santa at Village on Venetian Bays Holiday on the Bay from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28. 261-6100 or venetianvillage.comWise Guy Comedian Jimmy Keys plays the Rose History Museum at the Marco Island Historical Museum at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28. $25. 180 S. Heathwood Drive. Purchase tickets at the museum gift shop. 642-1440 or themihs. com.Under the Big Top Cole Bros. Circus brings its Circus of the Stars to the Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Track in Bonita Springs Friday-Sunday, Nov. 28-30. Purchase tickets at gotothecircus. com. See story on page C1.Pizza Charity California Pizza Kitchen at Waterside Shops donates 20 percent of sales Saturday, Nov. 29, to IMAGINE Childrens Health Center. Diners must present the flyer from the organizations website to their server to qualify. 263-3908 or imaginechc.com.Meet the Gingriches Newt and Calista Gingrich sign their childrens book From Sea to Shining Sea at noon Saturday, Nov. 29, at Barnes & Noble in Waterside Shops. 597-2040 or bn.com.Art Exhibit Gallery on Fifth in Mercato presents We the People: Everyday Life in Soviet Ukraine and Contemporary Southwest Florida Nov. 29-Dec. 20. 220-7503 or artorg.net. Santa Island Style Santa arrives at The Shoppes of Marco at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, to kick off Christmas Island Styles holiday season events. Christmasislandstyle.com.Sea Turtles for Kids Conservancy of Southwest Florida research manager and sea turtle expert Jeff Schmid talks to kids about sea turtles, and childrens author Sarah Hoagland Hunter reads from her book Every Turtle Counts from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 29, at the Conservancy. 1495 Smith Preserve Way. 263-0204 or conservancy.org. 11.21 #BOOK IT #GREASE IT #HEAR IT Catch a fully staged performance of Grease! by young students of the Naples Performing Arts Center ThursdaySunday in the Daniels Pavilion at Artis Naples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org. Opera Naples opens its 10th anniversary season with La Boheme, starring Eglise Gutierrez Musetta. Performances are Thursday and Saturday evenings at ArtisNaples. 963-9050 or operanaples.org. Tickets go on sale Friday for Jackson Brownes Standing in the Breach tour that comes to the Barbara B. Mann Hall in Fort Myers on Tuesday, Feb. 17. $49-$99. 481-4849 or bbmannpah. com. Sample craft beers and nibble on some cheese during a tasting that starts at 6 p.m. Friday at Whole Foods in Mercato. $5 at the door. wholefoodsmarket.com 11.20 11.21-30 The 28th annual American Sandsculpting Championship and Beach Festival happens Friday through Nov. 30 on Fort Myers Beach and includes world-class sand sculptors, a state championship contest, an amateur contest, Quick Sand Speed Sculpting, demos and lessons and more. FMBSandSculpting.com Hip hop artist J Cole and special guests YG and Huey Mac headline FGCUs Eaglepalooza starting at 8 p.m. Thursday at Germain Arena. $20-$50. germain arena.com a ar tist J Co le g gu ests e ey M ac C C Us o o za p.m. n a. J COLE COURTESY OF SHUTTERSTOCK; SAND SCULPTURE FROM FMBSANDSCULPTING.COM; GREASE! PHOTO BY VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY ce f f f the g g g g d d a yn ni n els 0 0 or J C OLE COURTESY OF SH UTT T T T T T TT T T T T TT T T T T T T ERS ER ER ER ER ER ER R ER E E TOCK ; SAND SCULPTU R R
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20-26, 2014 BUY A NEW 2014-15 TICKET PLAN TODAY & receive a $20 OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE GIFT CARD(per plan) mention Florida Weekly.239.948.PUCK oridaeverblades.com SWAMPEES BIRTHDAYFRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21STMascot Party! Great for the kids! Attractions Association NightLATINO HERITAGE NIGHTSATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22NDPresented by WHAT TO DO SundayLOBSTER NIGHT 39Maine Lobster Fra Diavolo in a Spicy Tomato Sauce over LinguineMondayCOZZE 12Sauted Mussels in a Light Spicy Tomato Sauce or White Wine SauceTuesdayPASTA NIGHT 12Choose from 12 Di erent PastasWednesday50% OFF BOTTLES OF WINE Under $100ThursdayPIZZA NIGHT 12Extra Toppings $1.25 EachFridayFISH NIGHT MKT PRICEPlease Ask Server for Fish SpecialSaturdaySURF & TURF 39Petite Filet Mignon & 3 Grilled Jumbo Shrimp Waterfront Dining at its Best NIGHTLY FEATURES SUNTHU 11:30AM TO 10:00PMFRISAT 11:30AM TO 11:00PM THE VILLAGE ON VENETIAN BAY4236 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples, Florida 34103 239-430-6273miramarenaples.com GREAT PEOPLEGREAT FOODGREAT VIEW Lunch Special1 PLATE, 2 COURSES $12.95 Free Concert Naples Dixieland Band plays the Cambier Park band shell at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30. Free. Naplesdixielandjazzband.com.Christmas Tunes Dave Koz & Friends perform holiday favorites starting at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at Artis Naples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org.Book Discussion Moderator Braxton Hinchey leads participants in a discussion of Thomas Pickettys book Capitalism in the 21st Century and whether its an economic system that is out of control at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the Naples Center of FGCU. The twopart series continues Dec. 9. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or fgcu.edu.Lunch & Learn Rookery Bay hosts environmental historian Jack Davis with a brief survey of Florida history over lunch beginning at noon Tuesday, Dec. 2. 300 Tower Road. 530-5940 or rookerybay.org.Foreign Film The Italian Cultural Society presents a screening of A Special Day starring Sophia Loren and Marcelo Mastroianni starting at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, at The Norris Center. One day in 1939, while her Fascist husband and six children head to the parade to welcome Hitler to Rome, Antoinetta accidentally meets her neighbor Gabriele. This starts a special relationship. $5. 744 Eighth Ave. S. 434-3323 or italianculturalsociety.com.Handel Holiday Naples Philarmonic and the Naples Philharmonic Chorus perform Handels Messiah at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2. 597-1900 or artisnaples.com.Holidays in the Park The city of Bonita Springs hosts a blizzard at Riverside Park complete with a snow slide, train rides, cookies and cider from 4:308:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3. Free. 26740 Pine Ave. 952-2556 or bonitaspringsrecreation.org.Architecture Lecture The American Institute of Architects-Florida Southwest Chapter welcomes Peter Bohlin, who designed the flagship Apple Store on New York Citys Fifth Avenue, for Nature of Circumstance, a lecture Thursday, Dec. 4, at Miromar Design Center. A reception at 6 p.m. will be followed by the program at 7:30 p.m. $15 for AIA members and their guests, $20 non-members. 10800 Corkscrew Road. Register at aiaflasw.com.Light Festival The seventh annual Celebration of Lights takes place from 4-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Ave Maria Town Center. A town parade begins at 6 p.m. Free. 352-3903 or avemaria.com.Craft Sale The Marco Island Shell Club hosts an arts and crafts sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at the Marco Island Winn-Dixie. Proceeds benefit scholarships for FGCUs marine science program. 625 North Collier Boulevard. 963-4694 or marcoshellclub.com.Kids Authors Friends of the Collier County Museum invite kids to meet local childrens authors Joan Curley, Charlotte Davenport, Mindy Kirkley, Peggy Post and Lisa Trebilcock at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Collier County Museum. Santa will make an appearance at 11 a.m. 3331 Tamiami Trail E. 252-8426 or colliermuseums.com.Holiday Ballet Miami City Ballet and the Naples Philharmonic bring their annual performance of Tchaikovskys The Nutcracker to ArtisNaples at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7. 597-1900 or artisnaples.com.Shopping with Artists Dagnys Spirits hosts a shopping open house at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7. Guests can purchase silk scarves, custom jewelry, hand-painted glassware and more from local artists. 15205 Collier Blvd. 384-9281 or dagnysspirits.com. The American Institute of Architects-Florida Southwest Chapter welcomes Peter Bohlin, who designed the flagship Apple Store on New York Citys Fifth Avenue, for Nature of Circumstance, a lecture Thursday, Dec. 4, at Miromar Design Center. A reception at 6 p.m. will be followed by the program at 7:30 p.m. $15 for AIA members and their guests, $20 nonmembers. 10800 Corkscrew Road. Register at aiaflasw.com.
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PHOTOS WITH SANTA OUTDOOR ICE SKATING RINK PONY & CARRIAGE RIDES HOLIDAY PARADE FESTIVE FOOD & WINE BAR For more information visit www.AveMaria.com or call 239.352.3903 I-75, Exit 111, Follow signs to Ave MariaFriday, Dec 5th #ziplinesanta5-9pm in the Ave Maria Town Center WHERE TO GOChildrens Opera Gulfshore Opera performs Hansel & Gretel Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Centers for the Arts of Bonita Springs and Sunday, Dec. 21, at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. 529-3925 or gulfshoreopera.org.Concert in the Park The Naples Concert Band performs in the bandshell at Cambier Park at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7. Free. Naplesconcertband.org.Sing-A-Long Naples United Church of Christ presents its 12th annual Sing-aLong Messiah at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 5200 Crayton Road. 455-2582 or voicesofnaples.orgFamily Trips Learn about family travel opportunities from the experts at Betty Maclean Travel from 1-5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at Clive Daniel Home. 2777 Tamiami Trail N. 513-0333 or bettymacleantravel.com.Chorus Concert The Barron Collier High School Chorus performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. 791 Harbor Drive. Free. Collierschools.com/bch.Gallery Reception Gallery on Fifth in Mercato hosts an opening reception at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, for Bobby Goldsboro, whose paintings will be on exhibit through Dec. 24. 821-9459 or artorg.net.A Capella Holidays Paradise Coastmen, a 50-person a capella group, sings holiday favorites from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at The Norris Center. $15. 352-6366 or paradisecoastmen.org.Boat Parade The Collier County Marine Industries Association holds the 25th annual Christmas Boat Parade on Naples Bay, Saturday, Dec. 13. 682-0900 or miacc.org. Barn Dance Enjoy a pig roast, dancing, live music, raffles and more starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at The Stable Life Barn in Ave Maria. Proceeds benefit the Donahue Catholic Academy. $50 in advance, $60 at the door. Facebook. com/barndanceyeehaw.Holiday Gala The Bach Ensemble performs its gala Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at Community Congregational Church, 15300 Tamiami Trail N., and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at Grace Lutheran Church, 860 Banyan Blvd. $25 general admission, $10 students. 732-1055 or thebachensemble. org.Concert in the Park Gulf Coast Big Band performs at the Cambier Park band shell at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14. Free. Gulfcoastbigband.com.Lights in the Garden Enjoy family activities, musical performances and Christmas lights at Naples Botanical Garden from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, through Tuesday, Dec. 23. $14.95 for adults, $9.95 for children. 643-7275 or naplesgarden.org.Abracadabra The Marco Island Historical Society presents magician Craig Diamond and his Off the Wall Magic Show! at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19. $25. 180 S. Heathwood Drive. Purchase tickets at the museum gift shop or call (800) 838-3006.Choral Christmas Trinity-by-theCoves choir performs Christmas favorites at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21. Free. 553 Galleon Drive. 262-6581 or trinitybythecove.com.Concert in the Park Naples Dixieland Jazz Band performs at the Cambier Park band shell at 2 p.m Sunday, Dec. 21. Naplesdixielandjazzband.com.Santas Sleigh Players have an opportunity to win a 2016 Inifinity Q60 convertible at Immokalee Seminole Indian Casino on Dec. 25. Drawings are from 5:30-8:30 p.m. for 11 finalists who will win $5,000 to $10,000 in free play. One will win the car. 506 First St., Immokalee. (800) 218-0007 or seminoleimmokaleeindiancasino.com.Big Band Southwest Florida Big Band plays the Cambier Park band shell at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28. Free. naplesgov.com. Email calendar listings and highresolution photos to Lindsey Nesmith at email@example.com. Please send Word or text documents and jpgs. No pdfs or photos of fliers. Deadline for calendar submissions is noon Monday. Tickets are on sale now for the Grammy Award-winning Asleep at the Wheel concert coming to Seminole Immokalee Casino on Friday night, Jan. 16. Oldtimers might fondly remember the bands debut as an opening act for Alice Cooper and Hot Tuna in Washington, D.C., in 1970. Their big break followed when Van Morrison mentioned them in an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine in 1971, and theyve been wide awake ever since. $25. (800) 218-0007.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20-26, 2014 SAVE THE DATE Talis Park in North Naples is the setting for An Evening to Remember to benefit Friends of Lovers Key State Park from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2. Guest speaker Fran Mainella, the first women to run the National Park Service, will discuss the storied history of the area that was once slated for dense development and is now Lovers Key State Park. Before her appointment by President George W. Bush, Ms. Mainella served 12 year as director of Florida State Parks. She is currently a visiting scholar at Clemson University. For tickets and more information, call Susan Suarez at 784-4521 or visit friendsofloverskey.org. The inaugural Kind Mariners Ball to benefit the Freedom Waters Foundation takes place the evening of Saturday, March 7, at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. Tickets are $300. For more information, call Mike Donahue at (630) 251-3200, email info@kindmarinersball. com or visit kindmarinersball.com. The 2015 Magnolia Ball to benefit NCH is set for Saturday, April 11, at the private beach estate of Sandra and Alan Gerry. At kickoff breakfast took place earlier this month (see pictures on page C27), co-chairs Simone and Sc ott Lutgert announced that proceeds will be used to renovate the William and Susan Dalton Oncology Unit. Patron level tickets start at $6,000 per couple. For more information, contact Monico Biondo at the NCH Healthcare System Foundation by calling 624-2019 or emailing monica. firstname.lastname@example.org. The Community Foundation of Collier County hosts the 2014 Power of the Purse luncheon to benefit its Women of Initiative program Thursday, Dec. 4, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. Erin Brockovich, the legal clerk and environmental activist whose story became a hit movie starring Julia Roberts, will be the keynote speaker. The 2015 Women of Initiative honorees will be announced at the Power of the Purse event. The 2015 Women of Initiative awards ceremony will be held in March 2015. Call 649-5000 or visit cfco llier.org. The Naples Historical Society hosts its signature black-tie fundraiser Friday, Dec. 5. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, a seated dinner and entertainment by the Sue Shelton Trio under a tent in The Norris Gardens at Historical Palm Cottage. Tickets range from $350 to $550; a table for eight is $5,000. For more information, call 261-8164. Make-A-Wish Southern Florida holds its fourth annual Tea at The Ritz from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. Tickets are $125; sponsorships start at $500. Call Lesley Colantonio at 992-9474, email email@example.com or go online to Event Brite and search Tea at the Ritz. The ninth annual Wishmakers Ball: Magical Moments takes places Saturday, Jan. 17, at Quail West Golf and Country Club. Tickets are $250; sponsorships start at $2,500. Call or email Ms. Colantonio (see above) for details. The fifth annual Gulf Ball hosted by the David Lawrence Center Young Executives takes place from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club. Jack Dillman will entertain while guests enjoy cocktails, hors doeuvres and a silent auction. Tickets are $50 if purchased by Dec. 1 and $60 thereafter. Call Paige Simpson at 304-3505 for tickets or information about sponsorship opportunities. Laughter will be an additional benefit and a guaranteed bonus at the 14th annual Comedy Cabaret to benefit the Friends of Foster Children of Southwest Florida on Saturday evening, Dec. 6, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Two nationally known comedians Jake Johannsen and Nigel Lawrence headline the cabaret-style evening. Tickets are $175 ($250 for patrons). Table sponsorships start at $2,500. For reservations or more information, call 262-1808 or visit friendsoffosterchildren.net. Naples Botanical Garden celebrates the opening of the Eleanor and Nicholas Chabraja Visitor Center with cocktails, dinner and dancing under the stars Thursday, Jan. 8. Tickets start at $300. Call 643-7275 or visit naplesgarden. org. Harmon-Meek Gallery hosts the second annual Visionaries of the Visual Arts dinner and awards ceremony Tuesday evening, Jan. 13, at the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club. Three individuals will be recognized for their contributions to the visual arts in Southwest Florida. Andy Lowe of Suffield Academy in Connecticut will be the keynote speaker. Honorary chair of the evening is Joan Loos; co-chairs are Kristine Meek and Juliana Meek. Tickets are $175, with all proceeds benefitting art programs for children and at-risk youth through the Harmon-Meek Gallery Fund at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. Mail checks made payable to the Southwest Florida Community Foundation to HarmonMeek Gallery, 599 Ninth St. N., Suite 309, Naples, FL 34102. For more information, call 261-2637. The Fire & Ice gala to benefit the Guadalupe Center of Immokalee takes place Wednesday, Jan. 14, at The RitzCarlton Golf Resort. Tickets for the evening of dinner, dancing and a live auction are $500. Sponsorships are available. Call 657-7711 or visit guadalupecenter.org. The David Lawrence Center hosts Signatures of Greece: An Elegant Evening at the Parthenon Saturday, Jan. 17, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. Honorary co-chairs are Marissa, Burt and Jay Hartington. Co-chairs are Caryn Buechel, Renae Burgess and Jenny Haire. Tickets are $500 per person, $1,200 for VIP patrons, and $10,000 for a premier sponsor table of 10. For sponsorship information or to reserve a ticket, call Paige Simpson at 304-3505. A luncheon to benefit Youth Haven is set for Wednesday, Jan. 28, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Judge Glenda Hatchett of TVs Judge Hatchett, the national spokesperson for Court-Appointed Special Advocates, will be the guest speaker. CASA trains volunteers to represent abused and neglected children. Honorary luncheon chairs are Jim and Liz Jessee; event chairs are Brenda OConnor and Stacey Herring. Tickets are S300. Major sponsors include Arthrex, Sharon and Dolph von Arx, Cruising with the Chefs/Lisa and Rodney George and Jenny and Kermit Sutton. A dditional sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, call Shelly Long at 687-5155 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Champions For Learning hosts its inaug ur al Night of Champions in celebration of its 25th year and to honor community leaders who are connecting Collier County students to their future from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. For information about tickets and sponsorship tables, call Marylee Tirrell at 6434755 or email email@example.com. Fun Time Early Childhood Academy holds its annual gala Friday, Feb. 6, at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Set Sail for Fun Time is the evenings theme, and honorary captains are Chris and Bill Barnett. For information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities, call 261-8284. The inaugural For the Love of Art gala to benefit the Naples Art Association is set for Saturday, Feb. 7, at Grey Oaks Country Club. The evening will include presentation of three new awards: the Gulfshore Life Emerging Art Leader Award for a new and/or young artist or arts leader in the community; the Hirshhorn Award for an individual who has shown visionary leadership and a commitment to advancing and enriching the arts in the community, and the Impact Award for a business or business professional who has demonstrated significant leadership in the arts and culture of the community though involvement in, or support of, innovative programs and creative partnerships. For information about sponsorships, email Maureen.christensen@naplesart. org. For tickets, email Chelsea.Ziton@ NaplesArt.org or visit naplesart.org. 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They click, but soon Stephen learns he has motor neuron disease and is given two years to live. Jane chooses to stick by him; they get married and have children. If theres a weak section in director James Marshs film, its the opening stanza. Its too slow and doesnt develop Stephen and Janes love enough for us to believe shes so enamored that she wants to spend the rest of her life taking care of him. Any doubts we have of their love, however, are quickly allayed by her fierce commitment to his care. If you walk out of this movie questioning if you wouldve been able to do the same things Jane does, you are not alone. Presuming what we see is true, that woman is a saint. (It should be noted the film is based on Jane Hawkings book Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen.) Thankfully, the film has confirmable authenticity. Although the occasional blue hues and oversaturated lighting do the picture no favors, Mr. Marsh (an Oscar winner for the 2008 documentary Man on Wire) studied archival images to ensure the costumes, production design and stages of Stephens disease looked genuine. He also shot parts of the film on location in and around Cambridge, correctly believing that a school thats been around since the 1200s isnt going to change too much in 50 years. One thing Mr. Marsh wasnt sure about initially was casting Mr. Redmayne. The My Week with Marilyn (2011) and Les Miserables (2012) star had to call the director to ask for the role, and only after convincing Mr. Marsh of how hed pull it off did the actor get the part as the renowned astrophysicist. And thank goodness he did. This sounds harsh but is true: The more Stephens disease progresses, the better the movie gets, largely because of Mr. Redmaynes Oscarworthy performance. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 A&E WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20-26, 2014 Join Us for an Exclusive Holiday Shopping Social featuring NEW Name Brand Apparel, Shoes & Accessories The Shelter for Abused Women & Children Purchase tickets at Options Thrift Shoppe 20$Hosted and Sponsored by: Another Luxury Community by The Ronto Group Sunday, December 7 2-4 p.m., Naples Square Sales Gallery 100 Goodlette-Frank Road SouthCorner of 1st Ave. S & Goodlette-Frank Rd. S Light Up Your Holidays! Shop for The Shelter r ie s 968 Second Avenue North CALL 239.434.7115 www.optionsnaples.org facebook.com/ConservancySWF pinterest.com/Conservancy Say farewell to Sons of Anarchy at new Harley HQ The new Six Bends Harley-Davison in South Fort Myers off I-75 hosts a Sons of Anarchy finale Tuesday night, Dec. 9, and into the wee hours of Wednesday, Dec. 10. Just 400 fans will have party with the FX series stars Tig (Kim Coats) and Juice (Theo Rossi). Since its debut in 2008, Sons of Anarchy has gained a huge fan base with its adrenaline-rush action and hints of comedic undertones. Its based on the lives of members of a motorcycle club and their colorful, not always legal lifestyle. General admission to the finale party at Six Bends Harley-Davidson is $195 (250 tickets available); VIP tickets are $395 (only 150 will be sold). VIP admission includes a cocktail party with Tig and Juice starting at 5 p.m., dinner and a Q&A session with the stars, screening of the series finale and an afterparty. General admission ticket holders will attend the dinner and Q&S session and will also watch the series finale. For tickets or more information, visit sixbends.com/event/sons-ofanarchy. I will take pictures of your...Business Family Gathering Holiday or Bir thday Party Gala Ball Auction and more!(c) PAPARAZI / www.fotosearch.comEvent Photography239-821-9774MediaNaples.com Stephen@medianaples.comin Naples MondayThursday 11:30am9:00pm Wednesday. Must present coupon. Happy Hour FREE Bottle of house wine with the purchase of two entrres and either a Wednesday. Must present coupon. Appetizers.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20-26, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 2460 VANDERBILT BEACH ROAD, NAPLES EARLY BIRD SPECIAL ALL DAY EVERYDAY! KITCHEN & BAR Your Neighborhood Restaurant BRIDGE CLASSES 5865 Golden Gate Parkway, Napleswww.naplesbridge.comCall 239-455-4445 or Email email@example.com for the complete schedule or more information. The Naples Bridge Center is a non-pro t club sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League with games and lessons at all levels year-round. Bridge Basics II For those who have taken a basic class and would like to learn about competitive bidding. Come to any or all. Slam Bidding SeminarLearn the four important factors for slams, how and when to cue bid, control responses to 2C and much, much more. Improve Your Bridge MemoryNo matter what your level of experience, there is something to be learned in these three classes. Learn the Five Principles of Recall (plus 2!) and how they apply to bidding and declarer play. Tips on how to remember if you lost count, forget partners lead and more Balancing with NanHow many times have you let the opponents play a part score only to see you could have made something? Learn how bids change in pass out seat, how to answer partners balancing bid and much more Free lesson at 8:20 a.m. before the morning game. For those who have taken lessons and want to play in a relaxed learning environment. Practice what you learned while having expert help available to answer your questions while you play. CUISIN E N EWSCooking classes can help you prepare for the holidays BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.comSeasoned home cooks and those who aspire to be such are planning their holiday meals, and if our experience is worth mentioning, the festivities often inspire a desire to shake up family recipes or create new food traditions. Whether youre looking to spice up your sides or turn down the gluten in your stuffing, Naples has some opportunities to learn different techniques and options from some pros. Heres some of whats coming up: At 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, head to The Local to learn how to prepare turkey breast with gravy; pork, beef and squash stuffing; and wild rice salad with pecans and pomegranate. Its $40. The Local is at 5323 AirportPulling Road. For reservations, call 596-3276. Fresh Fit Foods wants to help you cut the gluten and dairy from your Christmas feast and will show you how in a class from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11. Cost is $60 a small price to pay if you want to move into the New Year without any holiday baggage around your middle. Also, if youve ever wanted to know how to de-bone a turkey (who wouldnt?), Chef Chad OConnor will share his time-saving technique. Fresh Fit Foods is at 14700 Tamiami Trail N. Call 595-2503 for reservations. The Good Life of Naples has a full menu of classes on the calendar, including: Soup n Salad: Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 ($50) Participants will learn to make Toasted Corn, Feta Cheese & Pumpkin Seed Salad in Sweet Corn Dressing; Coconut Millet Soup with Pickled Green Apple; Forbidden Rice, Cucumber, Cranberry & Carrot Salad; and Citrus Dessert Soup with Vanilla Whipped Cream. Appetizers and Small Plates for Entertaining: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4 ($60) When inviting guests over for a party or just to enjoy a glass of wine with a little snack, hand-held tidbits are the best. Youll go home with several recipes for your next gettogether. Hearty and Satisfying Soups: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10 ($60) We dont have to endure the harsh cold temperatures of winter here in Southwest Florida, but cooler weather is settling in and nothing is more satisfying and warming than a big bowl of hearty soup made with seasonal ingredients. This class will teach three: Ginger and Turmeric Spiced Red Lentil Soup; Braised Pork and Red Bean Chile; and Thai Noodle Soup with Seasonal Greens and Shrimp. Bison, the Healthful Red Meat: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11 ($65) Participants will sample three cuts of American bison incorporated into recipes to demonstrate the unique flavor of this lean and healthy protein: Bison Tenderloin Medallions with Caramelized Garlic Sauce; Bison Soft Tacos with Black Bean and Corn Salsa; and Red Wine Braised Bison with Goat Cheese Sauce and Roasted Yukon Potatoes. Holiday Traditions: 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 ($60) If you need to cook for holidays from Hanukkah to Kwanzaa, The Good Life will show you how with this class on Matzo Ball Soup; Braised Turkey with a Seasonal Vegetable Medley; and Spiced Snapper with Okra, Tomatoes and BlackEyed Peas. The Good Life of Naples is at 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road. Reserve a seat at the cooking-class table by calling 514-4663. MORE CUISINE NEWS, C32
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC32 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20-26, 2014 811 7th Avenue South, Naples, Florida 34102At 8th Street across from Cambier Park, next to City Hall chapelgrill.com Three Seatings: 2:00, 4:00 & 6:00 p.m. Make reservations for anksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Years Eve today by calling 239.206.4310 Please Join Us for anksgiving Dinner ORGANIZED LIVING Jill Bellucci Home Ofces Closets Kitchens Living Areas Garages Storage Units Senior Moves Relocations And Much More!Professional Organizing Solutions for Individuals and Businesses Throughout Southwest Florida Take Control of Your Surroundingsfirstname.lastname@example.orgLicensed & InsuredFREE Initial Consultation! First Hour FREE With Mention of This Ad!Holiday confections, new cookbooks just in time for giving (or receiving)Norman Love Confections has its selection of holiday-inspired chocolates available for purchase through Saturday, Jan. 3. Flavors such as Eggnog Latte (incorporating eggnog spice and brandy) and Sugar Plum (berry ganache mixed with chocolate cream cookies in a dark chocolate shell) will be incorporated into the confectionarys pre-packaged boxes that range in price from $13.95 to $95. A candy-cane gift box that includes all 10 holiday flavors is $25. 3747 Tamiami Trail N., Naples. 866-515-2121 or normanloveconfections.com. Joyful Juicinghas opened its doors off Old 41 Road and offers a variety of cold-pressed juices, elixirs, frozen treats, teas and other nutritional products under the guidance of a wellness team led by medical doctors and nutritional experts. Anyone who desires the health benefits of juicing but isnt interested in the mess or hassle can sign up for subscription programs and delivery. Joyful Juicing always uses 100 percent organic produce and presses its fruits and veggies three times a week to ensure maximum freshness for its customers. 1035 Collier Center Way, Suite 10. 908-6879 or joyfuljuicing.com. Chef Fabrizio Aielli of Sea Salt and Barbatella restaurants is releasing a cookbook just in time for the holidays. Due out early next month, the book will be filled with recipes from his award-winning restaurants and will also share the story of Chef Aiellis culinary journey from his childhood in Venice, Italy, to downtown Naples exclusive dining scene. The book will be available at Sea Salt and Barbatella as well as at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Ambrosia Organic Kitchen is pre-selling its debut cookbook and has started a Kickstarter campaign in an attempt to print it for the holiday season. Health-conscious eaters will recognize Ambrosia from its selection of vegan take-out foods at Food & Thought. With the cookbook, theyll be able to make dishes such as the Sante Fe salad and crabby cakes at home. Customers who pre-order The Ambrosia Kitchen Cookbook in hardcover or e-book form will receive a cute tote bag, a bottle of homemade vanilla bourbon and a bonus recipe note card and magnet. If the Kickstarter campaign and pre-orders make the goal, locals will be invited to a cookbook launch party Friday, Dec. 12, at Yoga Loft Naples. If youd like to contribute to the campaign or pre-order a cookbooks, visit kickstarter.com and search Ambrosia Vegan Kitchen Cookbook. HBs on the Gulf at The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club introduces new lunch and dinner menus created by Chef Justin Hornyak. Dinner guests can choose from small plate options including lamb shank fritters, stone crab claws and roasted bluepoint oysters, as well as from entrees such as roasted quail and pheasant sausage, whole hogfish with gingergarlic sauce and seared peppercorn filet mignon. Lunch guests can tuck into a lobster club, crab cake sliders and smoked chicken salad. La Bazenne on Fifth Avenue is now open every day for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Patrons can enjoy two-for-one drink prices from the new bar menu 5-7 p.m. and two-forone mimosas and Bazenne Royals all day on Sundays. 474 Fifth Ave. S. 6828623 or labazenne.com. Email food and dining news to email@example.com. Holiday To Do List:RSVP for Thanksgiving dinner at M Buy gift cards for friends from M (Discount!) Plan Christmas Eve and Day at M Plan private Christmas party with friends New Years Eve with my Honey at MTHE HOLIDAY SEASON IS FAST APPROACHING! Theres no better place than M Waterfront Grille to help with all of your holiday needs! RESERVATIONSmwaterfrontgrille.com 239.263.4421U.S. 41 to Park Shore The Village on Venetian Bay SPECIAL OFFERPurchase a $100 gift card and receive an extra $25 bonus card just for you!(Offer ends on December 1, 2014) Mention Florida Weekly to receive discount.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20-26, 2014 C33 Now Serving Lunch Organic Healthy Local Sustainable Seasonal Wednesday Sunday: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner 7 Nights a Week: Starting at 5:00 p.m. 1234 8th St. South Naples, FL 34102 239-261-8239 BleuProvenceNaples.com THE DISHThe dish: Lamb and Artichoke Ravioli with Lemon Bechamel Sauce The price: $16 The place: Three60 Market, 2891 Bayview Drive The hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday-Tuesday; closed Wednesday The full menu: Three60market. com The details: I arrived at Three60 Market on a Sunday that was very wet and a bit little chilly with an old friend who was visiting from Hawaii. Unremarkably, she was suffering through the 60-degree weather with an insulated vest, leggings and thanks to the fine establishment we chose for lunch coffee the minute we walked in the door. While she perused the salad case and eyeballed a roasted beet and goat cheese affair, my eyes were immediately drawn to the menu board that highlighted homemade pastas. After placing our order at the counter and making a pit stop at the beverage cart for wine, we sat down to a salad of balsamic dressed greens. Our dishes followed shortly after. My Lamb and Artichoke Ravioli with Lemon Bchamel sauce came with a nice, crusty hunk of garlic bread and was the perfect dish to complement the rainy backdrop and the tall glass of pinot grigio I snagged on the way to our table. We walked out with full bellies and two bottles of wine (sold at cost plus $3.60). Im only sorry that I was too full to add a slice of blueberry and goat cheese pie to our bill. Lindsey Nesmith firstname.lastname@example.orgLamb and Artichoke Ravioli with Lemon Bechamel Sauce FISHRESTAURANT OUTDOOR WATERFRONT WINE LOUNGENaples OnlyMediterranean Tapas Plates Wine Flights Starting at $8 Full Sushi Bar SUNTHU 11:30AM TO 10PMFRISAT 11:30AM TO 11PM THE VILLAGE ON VENETIAN BAY4360 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples, Florida 34103 239-263-FISH (3474)fishseafoodrestaurant.comWine Bar Hours: SUNTHU 3PM TO 10PM FRISAT 3PM TO 11PM 1 Plate, 2 Courses $12.95Lunch Special
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC34 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20-26, 2014 Bring an unwrapped toy to support The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. Toy Drive donors will be entered into a Raffle to win a 60" TV and more prizes!Toy Drive supporting The Shelter for Abused Women & Children 4th Annual Naples Santa Pub Crawl HOSTED by MICHAEL SMITH Friday, December 12thDress to IMPRESS in your favorite and festive holiday attire!KICK OFF PARTY 6-9pmPresented By: 489 Bayfront Place, Naples239.530.2225 Prizes for BEST Dressed! Subject to change. agavenaples.com I 239-598-3473Corner of Airport & Vanderbilt Locally owned & operatedMusic, Rockin Ritas, Flavorful Cuisine Experience Agave!Thursday, Nov. 20, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tessa and Jae (Motown, jazz, light pop, rhythm and blues, reggae, country) Friday, Nov. 21, 7-10 p.m. Tom Santori (Top 40, country, rock, alternative, easy listening, 70s dance music) Saturday, Nov. 22, 7-10 p.m. Ramos Brothers Band (classic rock, rhythm and blues, reggae, modern day sounds) Wednesday, Nov. 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tessa and Jae (Motown, jazz, light pop, rhythm and blues, reggae, country) Wednesday, Nov. 26, 9 p.m.-midnight, The Wholetones (bluegrass, folk, jazz, metal) Visit www.agavenaples.com for upcoming entertainment schedule. S u b ject to c h ange agavenap l es.com I 2 3 9 5 9 8 3 4 7 3 C orner o f Airport & Vanderbil t Locall y owned & operated Thursda y Nov. 20, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tessa and Ja e (Motown, jazz, li g ht p o p rhythm and blues, re gg ae, country) Friday, Nov. 21, 7-10 p.m. Tom S antori (To p 40, country, rock, alternative, easy listenin g 70s dance music ) Saturday, Nov. 22, 7-10 p.m. Ramos Brothers Ban d (classic rock, rhythm and blues, re gg ae, modern day sounds) W ednesday, Nov. 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tessa and Jae (Motown, jazz, li g ht p o p rhythm and blues, re gg ae, country) W ednesday, Nov. 26, 9 p.m.-midnig ht, The Wholetones (blue g rass, folk, jazz, metal) V isit www.agavenap l es.com f or upcoming entertainment schedule VINOSolving the holiday wine puzzleIt happens every year, right at this time. We start to think about the turkeys, the cranberry sauce and everything that goes along, and the question always arises: What wine do we serve with holiday meals? Theres no easy answer, because holiday hors doeuvres, appetizers and dinners consist of food that are miles apart, tastewise. Maybe theres crab dip and guacamole before the meal, or shrimp cocktail. And then Thanksgiving dinner itself is a wild mlange of flavors: the spices in the stuffing, the creamy mushroom textures of that green bean casserole, sweet potatoes with extra-sweet marshmallows on top and the agreeable tartness of the cranberry sauce. To make things even more puzzling, sometimes we throw a ham or two on the table, with brown sugar, pineapple and clove. Is wine pairing even possible? There are two ways to approach this culinary conundrum. First, we can find a wine that goes with everything something that is absolutely possible. Or, we can select a variety of wines that pair with individual dishes also not impossible, but a bit more work. So, what kind of wine would go with just about every dish? The answer is sparkling white. Either a champagne or a sparkler made in what is known as the mthode champenoise, or traditionelle. Basically, there are three ways to get bubbles into a liquid: We can just inject carbon dioxide (which is the way soft drinks are made); we can put the fermenting grapes in an airtight vat, so when fermentation releases the CO2, it goes back into the juice and carbonation occurs; or and this is the most expensive way, the way champagne way we can have the secondary fermentation take place in the bottle. The third way is a multi-stage process, and quite laborious, but the results are worth it. So once choice to accompany holiday feasting is either French or domestic sparkling white, and it will say mthode traditionelle on the label. The second alternative is opening a few different wines and letting your guests do their own wine-and-food pairings. At our house, we put out a lot of whites, because the flavors tend to be more subtle and dont overwhelm the food. If you go this route, you might consider some less-traditional varietals. Chardonnay might be a bit too fruity and sauvignon blanc a tad too acidic to go with the tremendous range of flavors and textures on your holiday platter. I recommend a verdejo from northern Spain. Its kind of a cousin to pinot grigio, but with some very attractive citrus and fruit notes. A verdejo would go nicely with your pineapple-topped holiday ham. Another interesting choice is a Greek white wine called moschofilero (thats mos-ko-FEE-lero). Even though its a white, there are lovely aromas of red flowers as well. Come to think of it, ros wines would be an interesting and festive complement to almost any traditional holiday cuisine. This style has become very popular lately, combining delicate flavors with a core of acidity that keeps the heavier foods from being cloying. All that said, heres what well be drinking with this years Thanksgiving and New Years repasts with our family and friends. Marqus de Riscal Verdejo Rueda 2013 This luscious white grape from Northern Spain doesnt get enough attention. The wine it yields is pale yellow in the glass with a nose of nectarine, peach and stone fruit. Theres refreshing minerality and nice acidic balance. Boutari Moschofilero 2011 Floral and citrus aromas are followed by a refreshing crispness on the palate, and faint aromas of roses and violets. Domaine Chandon Brut Classic NV The word brut on a champagne-style wine means very low sugar content a dry wine. This sparkler from California offers zingy apple and white pear flavors with hints of almond and caramel. The dry finish makes an excellent palate-cleanser after those marshmallow sweet potatoes. Domaine du Tariquet Ros de Presse 2013 This lovely ros from Gascony, a blend of merlot, syrah and tannat, has gorgeous color in the glass and spicy notes of wild raspberry and rose petals. Unlike many ros wines, its very full-bodied on the palate. Questions? Comments? The Wine Whisperer loves emails. Send yours to vino@ floridaweekly.com. For more information about Jerry Greenfields books and other publications, visit winewhisperer.com. jerryGREENFIELDvino@floridaweekly.com COURTESY PHOTODom Chandon
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I had done some cooking on a camping stove and decided to do all the cooking. I got better and better. Pretty soon the other groups wanted me to cook their food, too. The only comfort we had was food: dried beans, rice, lentils, flour, sugar, TVP. It was challenging, but I loved to see how happy everyone was when we sat down to eat. By the time I came home, I knew I wanted to become a chef. It is strange that I didnt even consider it before then, even though my grandparents owned a restaurant. Q: Was food a central focus while you were growing up? A: Definitely. My grandparents ran a Detroit area restaurant for 40 years and my mom was an amazing cook. I regularly ate dandelion greens, rapini and squash blossoms. I picked tomatoes in summer and preserved them for the winter. We almost always had a leg of prosciutto hanging in my basement. Q: Who were your early influences? A: My mom and grandparents. I also had a good friend who pushed me to go to the CIA. I had many influences at culinary school. It was great to learn from so many chefs. The best restaurateurs are great thieves. They steal an idea from him, an attitude from her, a value from him. I learned how to treat employees and guests from Gina Lynch at Campiello. She had a great mindset and understood how important your employees are. Q: Where did the idea for The Local come from? A: It came from the need for a healthy, delicious restaurant in Naples. This is the type of food I cook for my family, and I wanted to bring something to the area that I could believe in. Q: Did you have concerns that you might not to be able to procure the ingredients youd need year-round? A: I was accustomed to growing up in the North, where we had three to four months of growing season. We have eight to nine months in Florida. During the few months that are too wet and hot, we get avocados, mangoes, star fruit, peppers, eggplant, gourds and all of our seafood and other proteins. It takes some work, but we have great recipes for the summer bounty. Q: After a year in business, are there things you are doing differently? Lessons learned? Any surprises? A: I was not the chef when we first opened. My friend Rich DeMarse helped me open The Local, and I am very grateful. It allowed me to focus on operations, systems and employee training while he covered the back of the house. I wrote the menu, designed the kitchen and front of the house (with the help of my parents). When I opened, I thought people would love to get a better bottle of wine for considerably less money than they could downtown. I also knew people wanted craft beer. Its turned out to be more popular than the wine. The biggest surprise is that beer and wine sales are significantly lower than I projected, but I have more loyal, regular customers than any restaurant I have worked in. They tend to be healthy in mind and body. They may have a glass of wine or a beer, maybe two, but its about the veggies and the grass-fed beef, the fish that is local and not shipped from Greece, Chile or even Washington. Another surprise has been my staff. I have the best staff imaginable until they read this and want a raise! The surprise is how hard they worked to get us open. My sister, Jacqueline, started serving with me at Caf Lurcat, helped me open The Local and now does an impressive job as my general manager. Q: Can you talk about how you work with local farmers? A: The farmers I work with can regularly be seen sitting at my bar chowing down, because they know where the food comes from and they appreciate the way we translate it. I buy what they have and ask what is coming next. What is fresh is what is in front of you. Go to the farmers market, buy something and eat. Repeat. Go to a farmers market once a week and meet a farmer. My wife and I have had a CSA (community supported agriculture) box from Worden Farm since 2006. The vegetables last longer than other organic veggies since they havent traveled from Arizona or California and are less expensive than at supermarkets. The food tastes better, looks better, has more nutrients. The Local gets 10 cases a week from Worden Farm. Its whatever they give us. I understand this and wrote a menu to be nimble and accept the seasonal or even weekly changes. It isnt easy, though. Sometimes your farmer will ask you to find something to do with 50 pounds of kohlrabi. The success or failure of that comes from trial and error and an Internet search of k-o-h-l-r-a-b-i. Q: How do you select wines for The Local? A: I choose wines by quality and then value. I have 75 incredible wines under $75 a bottle. Q: Do you have favorite dishes on your menu? A: From the lunch menu, I like the kale Caesar, the spinach salad, Greek chicken flatbread, turkey sandwich (best ever), the lamb burger and the tacos. At dinner, its ceviche, kung pao avocado, shrimp cappellini, red curry clams and veggie flatbread. Items coming soon include superfood salad, Korean tacos and Mediterranean flatbread as well as lunch and dinner menu updates. Q: Any special events coming up? A: We have a Healthy Thanksgiving cooking class from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 22. Ill lead the class, and there will be take-home recipes, a sitdown lunch and glass of wine for $40 per person. (Call 596-3276 for reservations.) Jeff Mitchell, chef/owner>> Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday >> Age: 38 >> Lives in: Naples >> Education: Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, N.Y.; bachelors degree, hospitality and tourism, University of Wisconsin >> Previous jobs: Italian restaurant in Detroit; Red sh Brewhouse in Boulder, Colo.; nine months at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, then The Ritz-Carlton, Dearborn; The Creamery, a farm-to-table restaurant in Wisconsin. Met his wife there and they moved to Naples, where he helped open Caf Lurcat as a server and worked his way up to corporate beverage director. Opened The Local in 2013. The Local 5323 Airport-Pulling Road N., Naples; 596-3276 karenFELDMANcuisine@floridaweekly.com
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NEW15 NEW16 FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com II 2015 Newcomers SWFL 15 HETHER YOURE A FIRST-TIME VISITOR, A SEA sonal resident or a full-timer jonesing for adventure and a unique perspective of Southwest Florida, might we suggest abandoning boring and spending a day or two discovering experiences youll likely only find here? Drive or boat to a barrier island you may never have heard of until now, strap on a futuristic water pack and soar through the air without a trapeze or make a date with your dog and head to the beach; you wont even mind the wet-dog smell on the ride home. Just beware of those show-off Labradors.Island time on Boca GrandeEven the most diehard Sanibelites are simply smitten by Boca Grande, that get-there-via-Charlotte-County barrier island known for tarpon, the former President Bushes and even a more relaxed lifestyle than gasp Sanibel Island. Steeped in a history of fishing and phosphate, this century-old Lee County town is like a Floridized version of Marthas Vineyard, plaid-shorts and turned-up-collar preppy but never pretentious (although many restaurants adhere to a strict dress code come high season). Even if its been just a week since our last visit, we cant help but snap photos of the turquoise water intro duced at the first causeway bridge. The $6 toll is merely a cover charge for Southwest Floridas most uncrowded Gulf beaches, a small downtown offering local restau rants, boutiques and outfitters and the 100-year-old train depot touting shops, offices and an eatery/ice cream shop. The storied Gasparilla Inn (the-gasparillainn.com), fresh off its centennial season, boasts the islands only golf course, 142 rooms within the inn and neighboring 18 cottages, a marina, tennis complex, spa, Gulf-front pool and English rules croquet. Dont even get us started on the Inns bakery; pure nirvana. New this season: Six threeand four-bedroom estate home rentals offering up to 3,850 square feet to spread out. BG residents dont take themselves too seriously. Case in point: those tongue-in-check Damificare and Damifi will street names and the pink elephant charms adorning cocktails at the popular Pink Elephant restaurant The Pink, to locals (Rumor has it some residents have charm-filled closets). The islands community center hosts lecture and concert series, a popular Civil War symposium and encampment celebrating its third year in 2015, theatrical performances and childrens programs. Come sunset, W EXPERIENCE SWF FIVE WAYS COURTESY PHOTOS For Florida barrier island living the way it was meant to be, visit Boca Grande.BY NANCI THEORETFlorida Weekly Correspondent
NEW15 NEW16 NEW17 16 Newcomers SWFL 2015 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYhead for the 1890 lighthouse at Boca Grande Pass or the South Beach Bar & Grille.(Directions: from U.S. 41 in Port Charlotte, left onto El Jobean/CR 776, left onto Gasparilla Road, stay left on Gasparilla for turn onto bridge)Glide on grassAirboats displace so little water youll swear youre gliding on air as you skim across Southwest Floridas back bay waters and the River of Grass. From Fort Myers to Everglades City, youll find tons of opportuni ty to explore Southwest Florida from the water, reach ing remote lagoons and waterways most motor boats cant reach. Theres also an educational component as most of the areas captains have grown up in these parts and easily recount historical highlights while searching for prime photo opps: gators, manatees and dolphins. Wootens has been offering airboat and swamp buggy tours for more than 60 years, making it practically a Collier County landmark. Located smack-dab in the middle of the Big Cypress National Preserve, tourists are immediately immersed in nature no residential neighborhood or canals but Florida as it was hundreds of years ago. Just be warned: Airboats are fast and furi ous and so are most captains, who cant help but cater to thrillseekers with a 360 or two.Wootens Everglades Airboat tours, 32330 Tamiami Trail E., Ochopee, (239) 695-2781, wootenseverglades.comGame on!Southwest Florida is not only Spring Training Cen tral for the 2013 World Champion Boston Red Sox, the Minnesota Twins and Tampa Bay Rays, but offers a plethora of sports of all sorts definitely worth check ing out. Youll recognize familiar names from days of links lore competing in the Ace Group Classic (theace groupclassic.com), an annual Champions Tour event Feb. 9-15 at TwinEagles in Naples. The future boys (and girls) of summer play ball during the 25th annual Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic (leeparks.org/cusic/), a Lee County Parks & Recreation tourney that attracts 200
NEW16 NEW17 FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com II 2015 Newcomers SWFL 17NCAA Division II and III and NAIA mens baseball and womens softball teams to fields from Bonita Springs and Cape Coral to Fort Myers from Feb. 28-March 31. Farther inland, Arcadia hosts real cowboys and cowgirls vying in bronco and bull-riding, barrel racing and steer wranglin for the coveted first-place buckle and cash during the Granddaddy of em All, the 87th annual All-Florida Championship Rodeo (arcadiarodeo.com) March 13-15.Blast off When you first strap on a jetpack, which out of the water has considerable bulk, you might feel a moment of instinctive panic. It seems youll sink straight to the bottom. But the pack floats nicely and also has fail-safe devices that allow you to shed the whole contraption easily. Once you get up in the air and find balance on your new legs two gushing spouts that feel like giant kitchen-sink faucets turned up full blast its all smiles. It doesnt take physical strength to fly a jetpack, but the sensitive steering takes getting used to. Each jetpack setup includes a gas-powered motor that stays in a pod in the water. A long, black hose connects the pod to the pack, allowing it to rise as much as 30 feet above the water and travel anywhere on its surface. Through a headset, a jetpack operator guides you through the pro cess and can even control you remotely if youre having trouble. Teenagers to seniors have enjoyed jetpack rides, says Capt. Barry Berger. He and his wife, CJ, own CJs Jet pack Adventures, the first Southwest Florida business to offer the attraction since jetpacks started being manu factured by a Dania Beach company in 2011. Thirtyminute sessions are $190 (but ask about a $40 discount coupon when you call), and two or more riders are $140 each. You can schedule rides at Revolution Cable Park in North Fort Myers or at The Docks on Fifth near downtown Naples. Captain CJs Jet Pack Adventures, (239) 389-9JET or visit www.evergladesjetpackadventures.comTake your pet to the beachWe wouldnt suggest taking your cat to the beach shed think it was a ginormous litter box but a day with your dog combing Sanibel Islands coast can be as stress-free as a day at the spa as long as hes well behaved and by law on an 8-foot leash. Sanibels city fathers get it: you want to take your dog everywhere, even on vacay, and Fido and Fifi are more than wel come. Visit the lighthouse, search for the prized junonia seashell (four-paw excavators are handy for this) or frolic in the Gulf surf. The city allows dogs on all of its public beaches and many of the islands shopping plazas are dog-friendly. Restaurants even offer alfresco dining for pets and their people.
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NEW21 NEW22 FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com II 2015 Newcomers SWFL 21ample regional specialties at theses fun-filled and food-focused extravaganzas. Check out the websites for details and directions.Everglades City Seafood Festival(Everglades City) The 2015 fest, which takes place Feb. 6 through 8, will see thousands descend upon this Collier County fishing village to eat their fill of freshly caught seafood. Beer, country music, arts and crafts and a fair round out the weekends entertainment. www.evergladesseafoodfestival.orgSwamp Cabbage Festival(LaBelle) On Feb. 21 and 22, LaBelle will welcome the world to sample recipes made with the heart of the cabbage palm, Floridas official state tree. Go early to ensure a taste of this delicious treat. www.swampcabbagefestival.orgSLOCAL FLAVOR CHEFS WHO INSPIRE Jeff Acol of A Table Apart Hawaiis loss was Bonita Springs gain when Jeff and Jessica Acol relocated in 2008 because of a downturn in the economy. We came here just by chance, Mr. Acol says. They opened the diminutive A Table Apart in a building that had seen more than one restaurant fail. Business was slow at first. But once people came in and realized we were doing really good food with fresh ingredients, word spread, Mr. Acol says. These days, people vie for the dozen or so tables in the modestly appointed dining room where the stars are dishes such as escargot adobo; mussels sauted with chorizo, cilantro pesto, wine, garlic and tomatoes; Niman Ranch boneless short rib prepared sous vide; Kurobuta pork chops with brandy demi-glace, and tripletail with Asian aioli. The bistro pommes frites with parmesan cheese and truffle oil are worth a visit all by themselves. We just want to focus on food and service, Mr. Acol says. Maybe people feel that when they come here. A Table Apart, 4295 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, (239) 221-8540. www.atableapart.comVANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY
NEW21 NEW22 NEW24 22 Newcomers SWFL 2015 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYFort Myers Beach Lions Shrimp Fest(Fort Myers Beach) The 57th annual event, set for March 14 and 15, starts with the Shrimp Fest Queen Sunset Social Parade and moves on to a bounty of food, fun, crafts and, of course, shrimp dinners. www.fortmyersbeachshrimpfestival.comIrish Festival(Cape Coral) To help everyone prepare for St. Patricks Day, the Cape Coral Irish American Club stages the Irish Festival set this year for Feb. 28 and March 1 complete with corned beef and cabbage, shepherds pie and other Irish specialties served with goodly portions of beer. www. capecoralirishamericanclub.orgChalo Nitka Festival(Moore Haven) This weeklong festival set for March 2 through 7 celebrates the Seminole Indians and their foods, arts, crafts and traditions. www.chalonitka.com CHEFS WHO INSPIRE Doug Amaral of River City GrillWhen River City Grill opened in down town Punta Gorda a decade ago, it blazed a trail with its upscale food and blend of his toric old building and contemporary vibe. I wanted it to feel like old Florida meets new Florida, says owner and accomplished chef Doug Amaral. River City Grill was also the first place to reopen after Hurricane Charley in 2004, lead ing the downtown renovation effort. The community needed to heal. I needed to get that place open, Mr. Amaral says. Today, it remains a hugely popular spot to drink and dine on a mix of comfort fare such as Sunday pot roast and Rivas meat loaf, world flavors such as phyllo salmon and Havana pulled pork, and, from Execu tive Chef Steve Iadevaias Italian upbringing, classics such as rigatoni Bolognese, shrimp scampi and Tuscan spaghetti. Mr. Amaral credits the restaurants success to consistency. So many faces you see when you walk into River City have been there since Day 1. I try to build family, and I dont use that word lightly. River City Grill, 131 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, (941) 639-9080. www.rivercitygrillpg.com VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY
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NEW22 NEW24 NEW25 24 Newcomers SWFL 2015 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY CHEFS WHO INSPIRECharles Mereday of Meredays Fine DiningAt Meredays Fine Dining, dessert is mandatory, part of chef/owner Charles Meredays strategy of making everything on premises. If people dont order dessert, I cant keep a pastry chef employed, he says. The menu at this contemporary American newcomer features tasting menus of three, four or five courses (with or without paired wines). Selec tions change based on whats in sea son, but all are painstakingly and art fully crafted, reflecting Mr. Meredays diverse experience in various regions of the United States as well as France and the Virgin Islands. The nights menu might include seared scallops with baby carrots and parsnip puree; crispy duck leg confit with mushroom risotto; Moroccan spiced lamb shank with couscous and roasted root vege tables, and sticky toffee pudding with brown butter ice cream. Many of the vegetables come from the fabled Ohio artisanal farm The Chefs Garden, where Mr. Mereday is a family friend. My philosophy about everything from food to wine, staff, farmers and guests all revolves around trying to develop a personal relationship, he says. Mr. Mereday is quickly developing many such per sonal relationships in Naples. Meredays Fine Dining, Naples Bay Resort, 1500 Fifth Ave. South, Naples, (239) 732-0784. www.meredaysnaples.com VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY
NEW24 NEW25 FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com II 2015 Newcomers SWFL 25 CHEFS WHO INSPIRE Mariano Maldonado of El Gaucho IncaNever mind that old maxim about location, location, location. When El Gaucho Inca opened in April 2011 tucked into a strip center you couldnt see from the street, lovers of fine Peruvian, Argentinean and Italian fare quickly found their way to the cozy restaurant where Chef Mariano Maldonado created the food and his gracious wife, Rocio Navarrete, also pictured above, made guests feel like family. Serving dishes from their respective homelands (hes Argentinean with Italian roots; shes Peruvian) such as ceviche, tiradito, asado and pescado a lo macho (the last two among the chefs personal favorites), they quick ly outgrew their space and, last year, moved to a larger storefront in the same complex. I love that I get to play the part of a food alchemist, Chef Maldonado says. I am constantly challenging myself to create new imaginative dishes. He attributes the restaurants suc cess to a team effort. I take care of the kitchen and Rocio takes care of the front of the house, he says. We are both very demanding when it comes to satisfying our clients. El Gaucho Inca, 4391 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, (239) 275-7504. www. elgauchoinca.comVANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY
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NEW27 FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com II 2015 Newcomers SWFL 27 NEW28 A night at the opera, world-class symphonies and more OUTHWEST FLORIDA HITS A HIGH NOTE AND AN ARIA or two during high season when symphonies, an opera company and others making beau tiful music hit their stride. Just follow the sweet strains of strings or the baritone bra vado to the closest music hall. Naples Philharmonic: The famed Grammynominated orchestra presents more than 140 concerts from orchestra and chamber con certs to ballet and opera at ArtisNaples, which also hosts touring Broadway performances, appearances by comedians, bands and solo acts, and boasts a stellar art museum. But its the philharmonic, under the baton of Russian conductor Andrey Boreyko as music director, thats the hometown favorite. This sea son, the symphony celebrates heroic masters Beethoven and Strauss and concerts themed to New Years Day, Valentines and Cinco de Mayo. Also appearing at Artis: the Naples Pops revisits the era of big bands and Elton John and runs away with the circus during its Feb. 17-21 Cirque de la Symphonie, featuring choreographed acrobats, contortionists and aerial fliers. Tickets vary by performance. ArtisNaples, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., (239) 597-1900, artisnaples.org Southwest Florida Symphony: Fort Myers only profes sional orchestra and the oldest in Southwest Florida cel ebrates its 54th season with a full schedule of concerts and the Jan. 17, 2015, debut of new maestro Nir Kabaretti conducting Masterworks II, featuring American mas terpieces. Season highlights include the 65-member orchestras performances of From Russia with Love and Beethovens Ninth Joy at Barbara B. Mann Per forming Arts Hall in Fort Myers. The orchestra even takes its show on the road, performing at churches and other venues throughout Lee County. Also on tap: The Pops genre-spanning concerts, offering Sports Themes, Fight Sounds and the Sounds of Team Spirit and a salute to country queens Dolly Parton and Patsy Cline. Ticket prices vary by performance. Southwest Florida Symphony, box office: (239) 418-1500, swflso.orgS COURTESY PHOTOS NAPLES PHILHARMONIC The Southwest Florida Symphony is the areas oldest classical orchestra. The Naples Philharmonic plays at ArtisNaples MUSIC IN PARADISE
NEW27 NEW28 28 Newcomers SWFL 2015 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY Gulf Coast Symphony: The organization recognizes its 20th anniversary at the Feb. 22 performance of The Glory of Gershwin with a grand gala. The season also includes the GCS version of Cirque de la Symphonie featuring jugglers, acrobats, contortionists and aerial fli ers; an ode to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Rodg ers; plus family and sunset concerts. The symphonys Musical Discovery series introduces newcomers to per cussion, strings, woodwinds and brass. Performances are at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall with free Pops concerts at Four Freedoms Park, Cape Coral. Gulf Coast Symphony, (239) 277-1700, gulfcoastsymphony.org Charlotte Symphony Orchestra: This season, Maestro Raffaele Ponti and the orchestra pay homage to the sym phonic dances of West Side Story; ballet and flamenco; the sounds of the Oscars; and the classical masterpieces of Brahms, Debussy, Mahler and Strauss. Performances at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center. Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, (941) 204-9743, charlottesymphony.com Opera Naples: We remember when ON was merely an idea a brilliant idea. The opera company that could celebrates its 10th anniversary with a new artistic direc tor, Ramn Tebar, and its own digs at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center in Naples. Be swept away with performances of Cosi fan tutte, Maria de Buenos Aires and Tango and La Tragedie de Carmen. Opera Naples, (239) 963-9050, operanaples.org Gulfshore Opera: The newest company on the scene, headed by soprano and former ON artistic director Steffanie Pearce, takes its performances to Southwest Floridas top venues into May. Gulfshore also has made an immediate community impact with an innovative childrens choir program that inspires stars of tomorrow. Gulfshore Opera, (239) 529-3925, gulfshoreopera.orgCOURTESY PHOTOS GULF COAST SYMPHONY NAPLES PHILHARMONIC The Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra celebrates 20 years. GULF COAST SYMPHONY The Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra celebrates 20 years. The Southwest Florida Symphony often performs throughout the community.
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NEW32 32 Newcomers SWFL 2015 II www.FloridaW eekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY Sporting events Professional hockey, ECHL Florida Everblades Germain Arena 11000 Everblades Parkway, Estero Tickets www.floridaeverblades.com or (239) 948-7825 Professional golf Ace Group Classic golf tournament Feb. 9-15 A Champions Tour event Twin Eagles 11725 TwinEagles Blvd., Naples Tickets www.acegroupclassic.com or (239) 354-1700 College basketball, mens and womens Florida Gulf Coast University 10501 FGCU Blvd., Fort Myers (239) 590-7145 The Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic March 1-31 Up to 200 college baseball and softball PHOTOS COURTESY LINWOOD FERGUSON/ CC A pP TIVE PHOTONSTickets at Alico Arena for mens basketball can be a real premium during Atlantic Sun Conference games. facebook.com/ KeyWestExpress facebook.com/ KeyWestExpress twitter.com/ KeyWestExpress twitter.com/ KeyWestExpress youtube.com/ TheKeyWestExpress www.keywestexpress.us*Minimum 8 day advance purchase, non-refundable fare. Cannot be combined with other offers. Weekend fee applies to any travel Friday thru Sunday. Expires November 19th, 2015. *Minimum 8 day advance purchase, non-refundable fare. Cannot be combined with other offers. Weekend fee applies to any travel Friday thru Sunday. Expires November 19th, 2015. *Minimum 8 day advance purchase, non-refundable fare. Cannot be combined with other offers. Weekend fee applies to any travel Friday thru Sunday. Expires November 19th, 2015. $ 119 119 119 ROUND TRIP!* GET AWAY FOR ONLY... 1-800-593-7088 Purchase Gift Certificates! FORT MYERS OFFICE12670 New Brittany Blvd., Suite 102, Fort Myers Mon. Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.CAPE CORAL OFFICE2336 Surfside Blvd., Suite 121, Cape Coral Mon. Fri. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. From left: Kate Wagner, O.D.; E. Trevor Elmquist, D.O.; Nina Burt, O.D. 2014
NEW33 FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com II 2015 Newcomers SWFL 33FILE PHOTO teams participate. Played at various eld around Lee County. Information www.leeparks. org/cusic/ Edison Festival of Light 5K Feb. 21 at 5:45 p.m. Fort Myers River DistrictDowntown Information www. edisonfestival.org or (239) 334-2999. Boston Red Sox spring training Grapefruit League games begin in late February. Jetblue Park at Fenway South 11581 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers Tickets (617) 482-4SOX Minnesota Twins spring training Grapefruit League games begin in late February. CenturyLink Sports Complex 14100 Ben C. Pratt/Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers Tickets (612) 33-TWINS; (800) 33-TWINS Tampa Bay Rays spring training Grapefruit League games begin in late February. Charlotte County Sports Park 2300 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte Tickets www.raysbaseball. com Professional rodeo Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo March 13-15 124 Heard St., Arcadia Tickets www.arcadiarodeo.com or (800) 749-7633 Island Hopping: Come out to beautiful Captiva Island and enjoy one of our extraordinary island expeditions. Useppa Island, Cabbage Key, Cayo Costa, Boca Grande, Dolphin, Sunset and Sailing Cruises. Call 239-472-5300 Reservations & Departure Timeswww.captivacruises.com CAPTIVA CRUISESPRIVATE EXPEDITIONS AND CHARTERS AVAILABLE. Visit the Rib City in Your Neighborhood Today! Find a Location & View Our Menu at www.ribcity.com Take a break from the Ordinary Try the Extraordinary 239-332-2065Reservations RecommendedLunch Mon Fri Dinner Mon Sat Closed Sunday In the of the Downtown Fort Myers River District www.verandarestaurant.com Extraordinary Since 1978
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FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com II 2015 Newcomers SWFL 35 NEW35OU MIGHT SAY THAT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA IS THE spring training capital of the Sunshine State with three major league teams the Boston Red Sox, Minnesota Twins and Tampa Bay Rays all within an easy bus ride (although try telling that to veteran players who dont enjoy bus trips). Besides the big boys, small-college baseball and softball players also are annual spring visitors, playing in weekly round-robin events at venues throughout Lee County in March while they wait for their northern fields to thaw. For year-round residents and summer visitors, the Florida State League High A affiliates of the Twins and Rays the Fort Myers Miracle and Charlotte Stone Crabs offer regular-season diamond entertainment. And for those who havent given up their own fields of dreams and like to mix serious play with pleasure, the Roy Hobbs World Series for adult amateurs happens here every fall.RAYS OH, IF THE TEXAS RANGERS COULD SEE WHAT BECAME OF their old spring-training home, Charlotte Sports Park. When the Rangers trained there from 1988 to 2001, the facility was a spare, utilitarian place with all the charm of a Stalinist-era apartment building in Minsk. When the Rays decided to move their spring home from St. Petersburg starting in 2009, the park underwent a transformation, morphing into a charm ing facility, one with a decorative faade on the outside and a boardwalk around the outfield fence. Thats a place fans can wander, grab a hot dog and drink, soak in the sunshine and look down on pitchers warming up in the bullpen. Rays ticket info: 888-FAN-RAYS Website: tampabay.rays.mlb.com Phone: 888-FAN-RAYSYTAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME JERRY SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY CenturyLink Sports Complex is home to the Minnesota Twins every spring.
36 Newcomers SWFL 2015 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY NEW37 NEW36 RED SOX JETBLUE PARK RISES OUT OF THE GROUND LOOKING LIKE A spaceship, its cantile vered roof appearing almost aerody namic, capable of lifting the place and thousands of fans to Boston at warp speed. The spring home of the Boston Red Sox is a 21st-century ballpark combining a futuristic look and homage to the past, specifically the teams Boston home, Fenway Park. JetBlue opened in 2012, a century after Fenway opened. The Fort Myers stadium features elements of Fenway. The outfield dimensions are the same and, most apparent, is the Green Monster in left field, which is the same height as the one in Boston. This one, though, allows fans to sit inside the wall as well as atop it. Red Sox ticket info: 877 REDSOX9 Website: redsox.com Phone: 877 REDSOX9TWINS GOOD OLD RELIA B LE HAMMOND STA DIUM, THE MINNESOTA Twins spring training home since 1991, has under gone a $48.5 million renovation, start ing with a name change to CenturyLink Sports Complex. The park as fans have known it for more than 20 years has joined the 21st century version of spring training. Phase 1 was evident last spring. Fans going to games found a boardwalk going around the outfield, allowing visitors to walk around the entire complex. There is a new concourse and berm seating behind the left-field wall. The stadiums capacity increases from 8,000 to 9,300 and a new parking lot has been added. Twins ticket info: 800-33-TWINS Website: Minnesota.twins.mlb.com Phone: 800-33-TWINS FORT MYERS MIRACLE AFTER THE TWINS LEAVE CENTURYLINK SP ORTS COMP LEX, THE MIRA C LE take over the place, playing 70 home games between early April and early September. Theyre an affiliate of the Twins and play in the Class A Florida State League, of which they are the 2014 champions. All the players on the team belong to the Twins and the list of former Miracle players in the majors is long and impressive. That list includes Twins catcher Joe Mauer and Red Sox DH David Ortiz, and a future mem ber could be Byron Buxton, who was the 2013 Topps Minor League Player of the Year at age 19. Exceptional Wateront Dining One-of-a-Kind Concrete Boathouse Relaxed Attire Nautical and Social Events On-Board Catering Customized Boating Services Less than 10 Minutes om Gordon Pass Discounted Fuel On-Site Unlimited In/Out Services 7065 Hamilton Ave. | Naples, FL 34112 Visit HamiltonHarborYachtClub.com239-775-0506 A D A Y ON THE W A TER BEGINS AND ENDS A D Perfect AT HAMILTON HARB OR YACH T C LUB
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38 Newcomers SWFL 2015 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY NEW38 STATE PARKS Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park ( 12301 Burnt Store Road Punta Gorda (941) 575-5861 Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park is comprised of 42,000 acres and protects 70 miles of shoreline along Charlotte Harbor in Charlotte and Lee counties. Boating, canoeing and kayaking, fishing. Gasparilla Island State Park ( 880 Belcher Road Boca Grande (941) 964-0375 The centerpiece of Gasparilla is the restored Boca Grande Lighthouse built in 1890. Swimming, snorkeling, shing and nature study are popular activities. Beaches, bicycling, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking/nature trail, picnicking, restrooms, swimming, wildlife viewing. Don Pedro Island State Park ( 8450 Placida Road Placida (941) 964-0375 Don Pedro, part of an extensive chain of barrier islands extending along Floridas Gulf Coast, is accessible only by private boat or ferry. Boaters can tie up at the dock on the mangrove-lined bay side of the island. Boating, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking/nature trail, picnicking, restrooms, swimming, wildlife viewing. Cayo Costa State Park ( 880 Belcher Road Boca Grande (941) 964-0375 With nine miles of beautiful beaches and acres of pine forests, oak-palm hammocks and mangrove swamps, this barrier island park is a Gulf Coast paradise. Beaches, bicycling, boating, cabins, camping, canoeing and kayaking, concession and restaurant, fishing, hiking/ nature trail, picnicking, swimming, wildlife viewing. Mound Key Archaeological State Park ( Managed by Koreshan State Historic Site 3800 Corkscrew Road Estero (239) 992-0311 Prehistoric Native Americans are credited with creating this islands complex of mounds with an accumulation of seashells, sh bones and pottery. Mound Key is believed to have been the ceremonial center of the Calusa Indians when the Spaniards rst attempted to colonize Southwest Florida. Boating, fishing, hiking/nature trail, interpretive exhibit, restrooms, wildlife viewing. Lovers Key State Park ( 8700 Estero Blvd. Fort Myers Beach (239) 463-4588 A haven for wildlife, the islands and their waters are home to West Indian manatees, bottlenose dolphins, roseate spoonbills, marsh rabbits and bald eagles. The two-mile long beach is accessible by boardwalk or tram and is popular for shelling, swimming, picnicking and sunbathing. Beaches, bicycling, boat ramp, canoeing and kayaking, concession and restaurant, fishing, hiking/nature trail, picnicking, playground, restrooms, showers, swimming, tours, visitor center, wildlife viewing. Koreshan State Historic Site ( 3800 Corkscrew Road Estero (239) 992-0311 Visitors can sh, picnic, boat and hike where Cyrus Teeds visionaries, who came to Estero in 1894 to build New Jerusalem for his new faith, Koreshanity, once carried out survey experiments to prove the horizon on the beaches of Collier County curves upward. Boat ramp, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking/nature trail, historic site, picnicking, playground, restrooms, wildlife viewing. Estero Bay Preserve State Park ( Managed by Koreshan State Historic Site 3800 Corkscrew Road Estero ( (239) 992-0311 The rst aquatic preserve established in Florida, this is one of the most productive estuaries in the state. The bay is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including the bald eagle. Bicycling, boating, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking/nature trail, restrooms, wildlife viewing. Collier-Seminole State Park ( 20200 E. Tamiami Trail Naples (239) 394-3397 The 7,271-acre park lies partly within the great mangrove swamp of southern Florida, one of the largest mangrove swamps in the world. Bicycling, boat ramp, camping, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, hiking/nature trail, picnicking, playground, restrooms, showers, wildlife viewing. Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park ( 11135 Gulfshore Drive Naples ( (239) 597-6196 The mile-long stretch of white sugar sand at Delnor-Wiggins has been rated one of the best beaches in the nation. The 166acre park is a tropical paradise for beach lovers, boaters and divers. Beaches, boat ramp, boating, fishing, picnicking, restroom facilities, scuba diving, showers, swimming, wildlife viewing. Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park 137 Coastline Drive. Copeland (239) 695-4593 A 2,000-foot long boardwalk at Big Cypress Bend, meandering through the old growth cypress, enables the visitor to experience the beauty of this unusual swamp. Hiking/nature trail, tour, wildlife viewing. Big Cypress National Preserve Oasis Visitor Center 5215 Tamiami Trail East Ochopee (239) 695-2000 www.nps.gov/bicy/index.htm Big Cypress National Preserve contains a mixture of tropical and temperate plant communities that are home to a diversity of wildlife, including the elusive Florida panther. Canoeing and kayaking, hiking, hunting, ORV use, tours. J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge 1 Wildlife Drive ( Sanibel (239) 472-1100 ( www.fws.gov/dingdarling The refuge is part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in the United States. It is world famous for its spectacular migratory bird populations. Everglades National Park Gulf Coast Visitor Center 815 Oyster Bar Lane ( Everglades City (239) 695-3311 www.nps.gov/ever/index.htm Everglades National Park, the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States, boasts rare and endangered species. Hiking, camping, fishing, boating, canoe and kayak trails, tours.Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com II 2015 Newcomers SWFL 39 NEW38 LEE COUNTY PARKS Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium 3450 Ortiz Ave. Fort Myers (239) 275-3435 http://www.calusanature.org The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium is an environmental education organization. The 105-acre site has a museum, three nature trails, a planetarium, buttery and bird aviaries, a gift shop and meeting and picnic areas. Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve Located just north of Veterans Parkway, East end of SE 23rd Terrace Cape Coral (239) 549-4606 www.capecoral.net Four Mile Cove / Eco Park is a brackishwater wetland area that features a walking trail, visitor center, Veterans Memorial Area and seasonal kayak rentals. Possible wildlife sightings include eagles, ibis, herons, other wading and migratory birds, raccoons and snakes. Lakes Regional Park 7330 Gladiolus Drive Fort Myers (239) 533-7575 www.leeparks.org The 279-acre facility features 158 acres of freshwater quarry lake. The lake, with depths ranging from a few inches to 20 feet, boasts good shing for bass, bream and other freshwater species. The lake also supports an array of wildlife, including the American alligator. A variety of birds including ibis, egrets, herons, cormorants and anhingas will offer good bird watching and photographic opportunities. A miniature train runs through the north end of park. Boat and bike rentals are available. Manatee Park 10901 Palm Beach Blvd. Fort Myers (239) 690-5030 www.leeparks.org Manatee Park is a non-captive refuge for the Florida manatee. View manatees in the wild between the months of November and March. The park has an extensive buttery garden along with picnic areas and shelters, a shing pier on the Orange River, canoe/kayak launch to the Orange River, a program amphitheater and playground. Ostego Bay Marine Science Center 718 Fishermans Wharf Fort Myers Beach (239) 765-8101 www.ostegobay.org The center provides a marine science experience through interactive exhibits, aquariums, hands-on tank, collections and displays. Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road Sanibel (239) 472-2329 www.sccf.org The foundation is dedicated to the conservation of coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed. It manages more than 1,300 acres on the island. Its Nature Center features four miles of trails (with an observation tower), exhibits, a touch tank, buttery house and nature shop. Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve 7791 Penzance Crossing Fort Myers (239) 533-7550 www.leeparks.org The Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is more than 2,500 acres of a wetland ecosystem. Myriad animals such as otters, alligators, turtles, wading birds, and more live at the Slough (pronounced slew) year round. Others, such as migrating birds and butteries, use the Slough as a feeding area or a winter home.COLLIER PARKS North Collier Regional Park 15000 Livingston Road Naples (239) 252-4000 www.colliergov.net The park has eight soccer elds, ve softball elds, the Sun-N-Fun Lagoon Water Park, a tness complex, Calusa fossil dig play area for children, an interactive playground, tours and education. Freedom Park 1515 Golden Gate Parkway Naples (239) 252-4000 www.colliergov.net The park is approximately 50 acres and sits at the northeast corner of Goodlette-Frank Road and Golden Gate Parkway. Amenities include a 5-acre lake with approximately 3,500 feet of boardwalk constructed throughout the park. Other amenities include a 2,500-square-foot education facility with restrooms, six lookout pavilions, water fountains and walking trails. Educational and information signage is available throughout the park. Sugden Regional Park 4284 Avalon Drive Naples (239) 793-4414 www.colliergov.net This waterfront park boasts the beautiful view of Lake Avalon with one of Collier Countys only freshwater beaches. Amenities include a 60-acre lake, lakeside beach, paddle boat rentals, walking path around the lake, a gazebo, playground, picnic areas, and sailing and water ski lessons. Lowdermilk Beach Park 1301 Gulf Shore Blvd. North Naples (239) 213-3029 www.naplesgov.com Lowdermilk Beach Park is one of those Naples beaches that is a hot spot for tourists and locals alike. The beach park offers 1,000 feet of pristine beachfront, plenty of picnic tables for a lunch with your family and friends, a playground for the kids, volleyball court, and a wonderful duck pond. Located near Fifth Avenue South, Third Street South and Tin City, Lowdermilk Beach Park is a great spot to take a break from shopping and go relax in the Florida Sunshine. Vanderbilt Beach Park End of Vanderbilt Beach Road Naples (239) 252-4000 www.colliergov.net Vanderbilt Beach offers wide space for all visitors, gorgeous white sand surroundings, sea oats and restroom access. During season, it can be a task nding a spot on the beach, but there is plenty of sand for everyone. If you arrive before 10 a.m. January to March, there will be plenty of spreading room on beautiful Vanderbilt Beach.CHARLOTTE PARKS Gilchrist Park 400 W. Retta Esplanade Punta Gorda (941) 575-3324 www.ci.punta-gorda.fl.us Eleven acres along Charlotte Harbor, sidewalk for walking, jogging and biking, basketball court, playground, two tennis courts, shing pier, gardens, gazebo, restrooms, shelters, picnic tables, small beach and four parking lots. Laishley Park 100 Nesbit St. Punta Gorda ( Gazebo with pond and fountain, veterans garden, shelter with picnic tables, restrooms, shing pier, boat ramp, sidewalk for walking, jogging and biking, parking throughout park. Ponce de Leon Park ( 3400 Ponce De Leon Parkway ( Punta Gorda http://www.ci.punta-gorda.fl.us/leis/ park_locations.htmlTen acres on Charlotte Harbor at Ponce de Leon Inlet, quarter-mile raised boardwalk through wetland area, educational signage, boat ramp, boat trailer parking, two shing piers, playground, man-made beach, shelter, restrooms, picnic tables, Peace River Wildlife Center, parking and beautiful view.COURTESY PHOTOS Everglades National Park.
If Life is a Journey,Introducing the new Florida SouthWestern State College. Formerly Edison State College, we offer Associates and Bachelors degrees, and professional certications to students spanning the country. 50 years behind us and still going strong. This is our year with a brand new residence hall and an athletics program slated for 2015. Your journey begins here. Your moment is now.Let it Begin Here.Florida SouthWestern State College is committed to providing an educational and working environment free from discrimination and harassment. All programs, activities, employment and facilities of Florida SouthWestern State College are available to all on a non-discriminatory basis, without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information or veterans status. The College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution. Questions pertaining to educational equity, equal access or equal opportunity should be addressed to Title IX/Equity Ofcer, Florida SouthWestern State College, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33919, (239) 489-9305.800-749-2322 FSW .edu Naples Fort Myers Punta Gorda LaBelle On campus. Online. Evenings and Weekends. Whether you are completing a certicate or degree program, Florida SouthWestern State Colleges (FSW) School of Health Professions, School of Business and Technology, and School of Education prepare you to enter the workforce immediately following graduation, giving you the ability to pursue more advanced credentials, including FSWs own bachelors degrees. The School of Pure and Applied Sciences and the School of Arts offer a degree designed to give you the utmost exibility when transferring to bachelor degree programs.Begin Your Journey at FSW! With the current growth in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) based careers, the School of Pure and Applied Sciences will give you the starting point you need. With this foundation, youll have the exibility to continue your educational journey in these areas at FSW or to transfer to a four-year university. School of Pure and Applied Sciences With eight certicate programs, nine associate degree programs, and two bachelors degree programs, the School of Business and Technology at FSW oers some of the most diverse workforce education and programs at the college. For example, state-of-the-art technology like the FARO 3D Imaging System and AFIX Fingerprint Identication System used in our Crime Scene Technology program is not yet available at many other colleges and universities. is advanced training in business and technology gives you an edge when you begin, or advance, your journey in the workforce.School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences School of Business & Technology If youve dreamed of performing onstage or seeing your artwork exhibited in a gallery, the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences can help make it happen. Students in our theatre and music programs perform in our Black Box eatre and the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, while visual arts students participate in student art shows at our Rush and Rauschenberg galleries. Students in our humanities and social sciences programs can also live their dreams with opportunities to study abroad and attend Model United Nations conferences across the U.S. FSWs School of Education has a 100% pass rate of the Florida Teacher Exam and oers two of the most aordable bachelors degrees in the college. Students can earn Secondary Biology Education and Middle Grades Science Education bachelors degrees for under $10,000. And with an associate degree program and four additional bachelors degree programs, our graduates are prepared to teach diverse groups of students in the classroom. Health occupations are the fastest growing elds in the nation. FSWs School of Health Professions provides state-of-the-art patient simulator education to give you the condence you need before taking care of real patients. In fact, FSWs Simulation Education Center is so advanced, our Nursing program was one of only seven in the world to be chosen to serve as a beta tester for a new patient simulation program. FSWs nursing students currently have National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) passing rates that exceed the national average, and at least 90 percent of our graduates are employed locally. School of Education School of Health Professions
If Life is a Journey,Introducing the new Florida SouthWestern State College. Formerly Edison State College, we offer Associates and Bachelors degrees, and professional certications to students spanning the country. 50 years behind us and still going strong. This is our year with a brand new residence hall and an athletics program slated for 2015. Your journey begins here. Your moment is now.Let it Begin Here.Florida SouthWestern State College is committed to providing an educational and working environment free from discrimination and harassment. All programs, activities, employment and facilities of Florida SouthWestern State College are available to all on a non-discriminatory basis, without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information or veterans status. The College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution. Questions pertaining to educational equity, equal access or equal opportunity should be addressed to Title IX/Equity Ofcer, Florida SouthWestern State College, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33919, (239) 489-9305.800-749-2322 FSW .edu Naples Fort Myers Punta Gorda LaBelle On campus. Online. Evenings and Weekends. Whether you are completing a certicate or degree program, Florida SouthWestern State Colleges (FSW) School of Health Professions, School of Business and Technology, and School of Education prepare you to enter the workforce immediately following graduation, giving you the ability to pursue more advanced credentials, including FSWs own bachelors degrees. The School of Pure and Applied Sciences and the School of Arts offer a degree designed to give you the utmost exibility when transferring to bachelor degree programs.Begin Your Journey at FSW!With the current growth in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) based careers, the School of Pure and Applied Sciences will give you the starting point you need. With this foundation, youll have the exibility to continue your educational journey in these areas at FSW or to transfer to a four-year university.School of Pure and Applied SciencesWith eight certicate programs, nine associate degree programs, and two bachelors degree programs, the School of Business and Technology at FSW oers some of the most diverse workforce education and programs at the college. For example, state-of-the-art technology like the FARO 3D Imaging System and AFIX Fingerprint Identication System used in our Crime Scene Technology program is not yet available at many other colleges and universities. is advanced training in business and technology gives you an edge when you begin, or advance, your journey in the workforce.School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences School of Business & TechnologyIf youve dreamed of performing onstage or seeing your artwork exhibited in a gallery, the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences can help make it happen. Students in our theatre and music programs perform in our Black Box eatre and the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, while visual arts students participate in student art shows at our Rush and Rauschenberg galleries. Students in our humanities and social sciences programs can also live their dreams with opportunities to study abroad and attend Model United Nations conferences across the U.S. FSWs School of Education has a 100% pass rate of the Florida Teacher Exam and oers two of the most aordable bachelors degrees in the college. Students can earn Secondary Biology Education and Middle Grades Science Education bachelors degrees for under $10,000. And with an associate degree program and four additional bachelors degree programs, our graduates are prepared to teach diverse groups of students in the classroom. Health occupations are the fastest growing elds in the nation. FSWs School of Health Professions provides state-of-the-art patient simulator education to give you the condence you need before taking care of real patients. In fact, FSWs Simulation Education Center is so advanced, our Nursing program was one of only seven in the world to be chosen to serve as a beta tester for a new patient simulation program. FSWs nursing students currently have National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) passing rates that exceed the national average, and at least 90 percent of our graduates are employed locally. School of Education School of Health Professions
NEW42 42 Newcomers SWFL 2015 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY Not-to-miss events ArtFest Fort Myers Feb. 7-8 ArtFest Fort Myers is one of Southwest Floridas premier art festivals. Enjoy and purchase artwork in a variety of mediums and prices from more than 200 nationally recognized artists from across the country and around the world. Admission is free. 2443 First St. Fort Myers (239) 768-3602 www.artfestfortmyers.com Annual Coconut Point Art Festival Feb. 7-8 Coconut Point in Estero will host the annual Coconut Point Art Festival. Fine art, music and more will occupy the streets for two fun-lled days. There will be paintings, one-of-a-kind jewels, photography, ceramics, and more. Coconut Point 23130 Fashion Drive, Estero www.artfestival.com The Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade Feb. 21 The Grand Parade, one of the largest nighttime parades in the country, pays tribute to celebrated Fort Myers winter resident Thomas Edison. It has been named one of North Americas top 100 events and one of the top 20 events in the Southeast. Downtown Fort Myers, (239) 334-2999 www.edisonfestival.org Bonita Springs National Art Festivals Jan. 10-11, Jan. 31-Feb. 1, March 14-15 Enjoy the work of national and international artists, plus the ambiance of the Promenade while supporting the many programs of the Centers for the Arts. The Promenade at Bonita Bay www.artinusa.com/bonita Charlotte County Fair Jan. 30-Feb. 8 Amusement rides, animals, fair food and bull riding. 2333 El Jobean Road Port Charlotte (941) 629-4252 thecharlottecountyfair.com The Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair Feb. 26March 8 An old-fashioned country fair features agriculture, horticulture, home-baked goods, small farm animals and a horse show. It also includes 50 to 60 carnival rides, games and food booths. Lee Civic Center 11831 Bayshore Road North Fort Myers, (239) 543-7469 fair.leeciviccenter.com Annual Naples National Art Festival Feb. 21-22 Entertainment, juried art, food Naples Art Association Cambier Park and Eighth Street, Naples www.naplesart.org Collier County Fair March 12-22 Midway rides, 4-H competitions and favorite fair foods. Fairgrounds are 10 miles east of I-75 (exit 111) Immokalee Road, (239) 455-1444 www.colliercountyfair.com Fort Myers Film Festival March 25-29 With opening night gala at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, lms at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center and awards ceremony at the Broadway Palm Theatre. (239) 810-6323 www.fortmyerslmfestival.com The Edison Festival of Light Grand Parade takes place Feb. 21. TOM HALL / COURTESY PHOTOSThe Fort Myers Film Festival rolls out the red carpet March 25-29 at the Barbara B. Mann, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center and more. The Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair is from Feb. 26-March 8 TOM HALL / COURTESY PHOTOS
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NEW44 NEW45 44 Newcomers SWFL 2015 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY Recurring events Fort Myers Art Walk First Friday of each month The monthly Art Walk runs throughout downtown Fort Myers from 6 to 10 p.m. on the rst Friday of each month. It includes more than a dozen art stops and features new art shows, displays, live music, and the traditional after party. Downtown Fort Myers www.fortmyersartwalk.com MusicWalk Third Friday of each month The downtown event features live music at a variety of venues, including restaurants, galleries and bars, plus a variety of street performers all over the newly renovated downtown Fort Myers River District. MusicWalk venues showcase a variety of music, from acoustic soloists to punk rock, piano, steel drums and saxophone. Downtown Fort Myers www.fortmyersmusicwalk.com Downtown Punta Gorda Gallery Walk Third Thursday of each month From 5 to 8 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month, visit any of the downtown merchants, restaurants and galleries for your game card. There is live entertainment, food and drink samplings, art, beauty and health demonstrations, a free trolley and an evening of fun. There is plenty of free parking. Downtown Punta Gorda (941) 639-3720 Art Walk at the Promenade Last Thursday of each month The last Thursday of each month the Promenade merchants, restaurants and artists team up to host an Art Walk from 5 to 8 p.m. Artists will provide art demonstrations. A live music performance will be featured in the courtyard. Visitors can stroll, listen to the music, enjoy the art demonstrations and visit great merchants, all in the lovely ambience of the Promenade. The Promenade at Bonita Bay 26811 S. Bay Drive Bonita Springs (239) 495-8989 www.artcenterbonita.org ART ALIVE walks First Wednesday each month November through April (5-8 p.m.) and third weekend in November and January through March (11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; 1-4 p.m. Sunday). Studios and galleries north of Pine Ridge Road and south of Trade Center Way between Taylor and Airport Pulling roads in Naples Art District. Brochures are available at Rosen Gallery & Studios 2172 J & C Blvd. Naples (239) 821-1061Art Walk occurs the first Friday of every month in Fort Myers. The Downtown Punta Gorda Gallery Walk is the third Thursday of the month.
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NEW46 NEW47 46 Newcomers SWFL 2015 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY Cultural venues BIG ARTS Center Music, dance, visual arts, lectures, lm, live theater 900 Dunlop Road Sanibel (239) 395-0900 www.bigarts.org Florida Repertory Theatre Drama, comedy, musicals 2268 Bay St. Fort Myers (239) 332-4488 www.floridarep.org Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Orchestra, Broadway, performances 13350 Edison Parkway Fort Myers (239) 481-4849 www.bbmannpah.com Broadway Palm and Off Broadway Palm Comedy, musicals 1380 College Parkway Fort Myers (239) 278-4422 www.broadwaypalm.com Alliance for the Arts Theater, art exhibits, classes 10091 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers (239) 939-2787 www.artinlee.org Theatre Conspiracy Drama, comedy, new plays The Foulds Theater 10091 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers (239) 936-3239 www.theatreconspiracy.org Gulf Coast Symphony Symphonies Various locations in Lee County (239) 277-1700 www.gulfcoastsymphony.org Southwest Florida Symphony Symphonies Various locations in Lee County Box Office: 12651 McGregor Blvd. No. 4-403 Fort Myers (239) 418-1500 www.swflso.org Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center Art exhibits, music, theater, lm 2301 First St. Fort Myers (239) 333-1933 www.sbdac.com The Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater Drama, comedy, musicals 2200 Periwinkle Way Sanibel (239) 472-6862 www.bigarts.org FGCU Bower School of Music Music 10501 FGCU Blvd. Fort Myers (239) 590-1000 www.fgcu.edu/cas/bsm/concerts.html Bob Rauschenberg Gallery Fine art 8099 College Parkway Fort Myers (239) 489-9313 www.bobrauschenberggallery.com Naples Players Drama, comedy, musicals 701 Fifth Ave. South Naples (239) 434-7340 www.naplesplayers.org ArtisNaples Philharmonic orchestra, Broadway, performances, speakers 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. Naples (239) 597-1900 www.thephil.org The Naples Museum of Art at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts Fine art 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd. Naples (239) 597-1111 www.thephil.org The von Liebig Art Center and the Naples Art Association Fine art, exhibits, classes 585 Park St. Naples (239) 262-6517 www.naplesart.org The Norris Center Music, lms, comedy, live performances 755 Eighth Ave. S. Naples (239) 213-3058 http://www.naplesgov.com/index. aspx?NID=119 Centers for the Arts of Bonita Springs Art exhibits, performances, classes 26100 Old U.S. 41 Road Bonita Springs (239) 495-8989 www.artcenterbonita.org Asolo Repertory Theatre Drama, comedy, musicals FSU Center for the Performing Arts adjacent to the Ringling Museum of Art 5555 North Tamiami Trail Sarasota (941) 3519010 or (800) 361-8388 www.asolo.org Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Broadway, performances 777 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota (941) 953-3368 or (800) 826-9303 www.vanwezel.org Visual Arts Center Galleries, art exhibits, classes 210 Maud St. Punta Gorda (941) 639-8810 www.visualartcenter.org Charlotte Symphony Symphonies Center for Performing Arts and Education 701 Carmalita St. Punta Gorda. ( (941) 205-5995 www.charlottesymphony.com. The Cultural Center Theatre A venue of the Charlotte Players 2280 Aaron St. Port CharlotteThe Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers ArtisNaples
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66 Newcomers SWFL 2015 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY NEW66 NEW67 Naples Golf CoursesPublic Courses Arrowhead Golf Club 2205 Heritage Greens Drive, (239) 596-1000. Eagle Lakes Golf Club 18100 Royal Tree Parkway, (239) 732-0034. Call for playing privileges, Open year round, 18 holes. Embassy Woods Golf & Country Club 6680 Weston Way, (239) 353-3699. Call for playing privileges, Open year round, 18 holes. Hibiscus Golf Club 5375 Hibiscus Drive, (239) 774-0088. Open year round, 18 holes. Ironwood Golf Club 4710 Lakewood Blvd. (239) 775-2584. Guest policy open. Open year round, 18 holes. La Playa Golf Club 327 Palm River Blvd., (239) 254-5014. Lely Flamingo Island Club 8004 Lely Resort Blvd., (239) 793-2223. Open year round, 18 holes. The Links of Naples 16161 E Tamiami Trail, (239) 417-1313. Marco Island Marriott Golf Resort featuring Hammock Bay Golf & Country Club addn the Rookery. 400 South Collier Blvd. (239) 394-2511. Golf Club at Fiddlers Creek 3470 Club Center Blvd., (239) 732-3030. Open year round, 18 holes. Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club 18520 Miromar Lakes Blvd., (239) 4827644. Open year round, 18 holes. Riviera Golf Club 48 Marseille Drive, (239) 774-1081. Open year round, 18 holes. The Rookery at Marco 3433 Club Center Blvd., (239) 389-6600. Valencia Golf & Country Club 1725 Double Eagle Trail, (239) 352-0777. Guest policy open. Open year round, 18 holes.Resort Courses Lely Resorts featuring Flamingo Island and Mustang Golf Club 8004 Lely Resort Blvd., (239) 793-2600. Open year round, 18 holes. Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club 851 Gulfshore Blvd. N., (239) 261-2222. Guest policy open. Open year round, 18 holes. Naples Grande Golf Club 7540 Golden Gate Parkway, (239) 659-3700. Guest policy open. Open year round, 18 holes. Quality Inn Golf & Country Club 4100 Golden Gate Parkway, (239) 4551010. Tiburon Golf Club 2620 Tiburon Common Wisdomrf rrntrbtrt r r trrr rb r rb t rrr rbt rrrrrb r nKaren Coney Coplin, RealtorDirect: 239.777.4093 Email: t Award-winning Realtor. Award-winning service. tr truefashionistasresale.comNO APPOINTMENT NECESSARYShoppes at Vanderbilt2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road #178 Naples, FL(239) 596-5044MON-FRI 10AM-6PM Coconut Point Mall23106 Fashion Drive Estero, FL(239) 992-7007MON-SAT 10AM-9PM Resale! Consignment! Trade! PRE-OWNED WOMENS, MENS & CHILDRENSDesigner Fashions with Impeccable Style & Sophistication Coupon required at time of purchase. Limit one coupon per day per person. Not valid with any other offers or specials. FW NEWCOMERS$5.00OFFPurchase of $50 Relax while experiencing the Old Florida charm of our 1926 historic Tarpon Lodge on Pine Island! Enjoy our panoramic waterfront views, island casual restaurant & unique amenities!Designed For The Sportsman Perfect For A Romantic Getaway! 13771 Waterfront Drive 239-283-3999 TarponLodge.comcaptivacruises.com
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com II 2015 Newcomers SWFL 67 NEW66 NEW67 Drive, (239) 594-2040. Guest policy open. Open year round, 18 holes.Semi-Private Courses Baytree Golf Club 701 Overlook Drive SE, 888-325-8880. Cedar Hammock Golf & Country Club 8660 Cedar Hammock Blvd. (239) 793-1134. Guest policy open. Open year round, 18 holes. Cypress Woods Golf & Country Club 3525 Northbrook Drive, (239) 593-5311. Guest policy open. Open year round, 18 holes. Glen Eagle Golf & Country Club 1403 Glen Eagle Blvd., (239) 353-3699. Guest policy open. Open year round, 18 holes. Hibiscus Golf Club 5375 Hibiscus Drive, (239) 774-0088. Open year round, 18 holes. High Point Country Club 1100 Highpoint Drive, (239) 261-4442. Guest policy open. Open year round, 9 Holes. Naples Lakes Country Club 4784 Inverness Club Drive, (239) 732-6700. Guest policy open. Open year round, 18 holes. Vanderbilt Country Club 8250 Danbury Blvd., (239) 348-2662. Guest policy open. Open year round, 18 holes.Private Courses Audubon Country Club 625 Audubon Blvd., (239) 566-9800. Guest must be guest of or accompanied by member. Open year round, 18 holes. Bay Colony Golf Club 9740 Bent Grass Bend, (239) 592-9515. Guest Policy Closed. Open year round, 18 holes. Bears Paw Country Club 2500 Golden Gate Parkway, (239) 262-1836. Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. Open year round, 18 holes. The Classics at Lely Resort 8004 Lely Resort Blvd., (239) 732-1200. Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. Open year round, 18 holes. The Club Pelican Bay 707 Gulf Park Drive, (239) 597-1183. Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. Open year round, 27 holes. Serving Naples the finest products for over 70 years. 20 1 0 20 1 3 Wynns Personalized Catering For all your catering needs, call us today... 239.649.7272
68 Newcomers SWFL 2015 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY Colliers Reserve Country Club 11711 Colliers Reserve Drive, (239) 597-7200. Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. Open year round, 18 holes. The Country Club of Naples 185 Burning Tree Drive, (239) 261-1032. Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. Open year round, 18 holes. Countryside Country Club 600 Countryside Drive, (239) 353-1780. Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. Open year round, 18 holes. Eagle Creek Country Club 11 Cypress View Drive, (239) 793-0500. Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. Open year round, 18 holes. Foxre Country Club Blue Course or Red Course or Silver Course 1030 Kings Way, (239) 643-3139. Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. Open year round, 27 holes. Glades Country Club 174 Teryl Road, (239) 601-8383. Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. Open year round, 18 holes. Golf Club of the Everglades 8835 Vanderbilt Beach Road Extension, (239) 354-4727. Open year round, 18 holes. Grey Oaks Country Club 2400 Grey Oaks Drive N., (239) 262-5550. Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. Open year round, 18 holes. Hammock Bay Golf & Country Club 1370 Borghese Lane, (239) 389-6600. Hideout Golf Club 3025 Brantley Blvd., (239) 352-4141. Guest Policy closed. Open year round, 18 holes. Hole in the Wall Golf Club 3600 Goodlette Road, (239) 261-0756. Open year round, 18 holes. Imperial Golf Club 1808 Imperial Golf Course Blvd., (239) 597-8165. Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. Open year round, 36 Holes. Kensington Golf & Country Club 2700 Pine Ridge Road, (239) 649-4440. Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. Open year round, 18 holes. Lakewood Country Club 4235 Lakewood Blvd., (239) 775-0765. Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. Open year round, 18 holes. La Playa Beach & Golf Resort 9891 Gulf Shore Drive, (239) 597-3123 or 800237-6883. Guest policy open. Open year round, 18 holes. Mediterra 15755 Corso Mediterra Circle, (239) 254-3030. Guest policy open. Open year round, 36 holes. Moorings Country Club 2500 Crayton Road, (239) 261-0909. Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. Open year round, 18 holes. LOCATED ON THE CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER IN NORTH FOR T MYER S, FL Old Bridge Village Co-Op, Inc. Licensed Real Estate Cooperative800-676-3005 OR 239-543-3005www.OldBridgeVillage.net/sale.asp14533 PAUL REVER E LOOP N FT. MYER S, FL 33917 PA R KWIDE W I-FI D EEP W ATE R GULF ACCESS I stand behind what I sell Cars, Trucks, Vans, Sheds, Trailers & More!MANY MAKES AND MODELS AVAILABLE! 44 FLORIDAS PREMIER LIVE MUSICCHECK OUR SCHEDULE! Just off Kings Highway, 3 miles East of I-75 (exit 170) Turn at the Big Fish Billboard! Where the Road Ends-The Adventure Begins! 941-627-FISH (3474) nav-a-gator.com FLORIDAS PREMIER LIVE MUSICCHECK OUR SCHEDULE! FLORIDAS PREMIER LIVE MUSICCHECK OUR SCHEDULE! FLORIDAS PREMIER LIVE MUSICCHECK OUR SCHEDULE! FLORIDAS PREMIER LIVE MUSICCHECK OUR SCHEDULE! FLORIDAS PREMIER LIVE MUSICCHECK OUR SCHEDULE! FLORIDAS PREMIER LIVE MUSICCHECK OUR SCHEDULE! COOL OFF WITH AN AIRBOAT RIDE GROUP RATES AVAILABLE BOGOWITH AD Exp 11/30/14WITH AD Exp 11/30/14WITH AD Exp 11/30/14PER COUPLE ON AIRBOAT RIDE WITH DAILY DINNER NOW BOOKING CHRISTMAS PARTIES AND CHRISTMAS LIGHT TOURS THROUGH PGIBUY ONE GET ONE FREE WILDERNESS $5OFF$2OFF NAV-A-GATOR COOL OFF WITH AN AIRBOAT RIDE COOL OFF WITH AN AIRBOAT RIDE COOL OFF WITH AN AIRBOAT RIDE COOL OFF WITH AN AIRBOAT RIDE COOL OFF WITH AN AIRBOAT RIDE COOL OFF WITH AN AIRBOAT RIDE HOME OF THE WORLD FAMOUS GROUPER SANDWICH Coldest, HOME OF THE WORLD FAMOUS GROUPER SANDWICH HOME OF THE WORLD FAMOUS GROUPER SANDWICH TRY OUR GATOR TAILS, CONCH, FISH, BURGERS LOTS MORE!
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com II 2015 Newcomers SWFL 69 Naples Heritage 8150 Heritage Club Way, (239) 417-2555. Guest policy reciprocal. Open May-October, 18 holes. Naples National Golf Club 9325 Collier Blvd., (239) 775-3468. Guest must be accompanied by a member strictly private. Open October-June, 18 holes. The Club at Olde Cypress 7165 Olde Cypress Blvd., (239) 596-4797. Open year round, 18 holes. Olde Florida Golf Club 9393 Vanderbilt Beach Road, (239) 353-7667. Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. Open year round, 18 holes. The Club Pelican Bay 707 Gulf Park Drive, (239) 597-1183. Open year round, 27 holes. Pelican Marsh 1800 Persimmon Drive, (239) 597-3000. Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. Open year round, 18 holes. The Club at The Strand 5840 Strand Blvd., (239) 592-7710; 27 holes. Quail Creek Country Club 13300 Valewood Drive, (239) 597-2831. Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. Open Nov. 1 April 30; 36 holes. Quail Run Country Club 1 Forest Lakes Blvd., (239) 261-2198. Quail Village Golf Club 11719 Quail Village Way, (239) 598-9922. Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. Open year round, 18 holes. Quail West Golf & Country Club 5950 Burnham Road, (239) 593-4100. Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. Open year round, 36 holes. Royal Palm Country Club 405 Forest Hills Blvd., (239) 775-1150. Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. Open year round, 18 holes. Royal Poinciana Golf Club Pines Course or Cypress Course 1600 Solana Road, (239) 261-3968. Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. Open year round, 18 holes. Royal Wood Country Club 4300 Royal Wood Blvd., (239) 774-2213. Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. Open year round, 18 holes. Silver Lakes RV Resort & Golf Club 1001 Silver Lakes Blvd., (239) 775-2575. Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. Open year round, 9 holes. Stonebridge Country Club 2100 Winding Oaks Way, (239) 592-5252. Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. Open year round, 18 holes. Twin Eagles Golf & Country Club 11725 Twin Eagles Blvd., (239) 403-1028. Guest Policy Reciprocal. Open year round, Stoneybrook Golf Club Best Family Dining Last 11 Years and counting! LIKE US ON VOTED BEST Lunch &Family Dining By Best of the Islands Voted as a Top 5 Best Breakfast in Florida By Southern Living VOTED BEST Breakfast Live Music Huge Kids Menu Outside Tropical Dining Endless Happy Hour Open 7 am 10 pm 7 Days a Week We Proudly Serve I want myEducation, myWay. On campus Fort Myers & Naples. Online wherever life takes you. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Located at 318 Tamiami Trail #117 in downtown Punta Gorda 941-347-7049 /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/Come in to experience what our loyal locals already know:Freshness is the key to our deliciously authentic Mexican food! Taste our HOMEMADE guacamole, chorizo sausage, and ery fresh habanero salsas. Its Taco Time!If the shutters up, were open! Located at 318 Tamiami Trail #117 in downtown Punta Gorda /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Eat in / Take outEverything on the menu is made to order on the spot. is made to order on the spot. Now Offering Premium Blend Drinks Freshness is the key to our deliciously authentic Mexican food! Taste our Freshness is the key to our deliciously authentic Mexican food! Taste our HOMEMADE HOMEMADE Now Offering Premium Now Offering Premium Now Offering /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ loyal locals already know: HOMEMADE HOMEMADE Eat in / Take out Eat in / Take out Now Offering Premium Now Offering Premium Now Offering Blend Drinks HOMEMADE HOMEMADE Now Offering HOMEMADE HOMEMADE Now Offering Blend Drinks HOMEMADE HOMEMADE Now Offering
70 Newcomers SWFL 2015 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY36 Holes. Vineyards Country Club North Course or South Course 400 Vineyards Blvd., (239) 353-1500. Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. Open year round, 36 holes. Wilderness Country Club 101 Clubhouse Drive, (239) 261-1140. Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. Open year round, 18 holes. Windstar on Naples Bay 1700 Windstar Blvd., (239) 775-3500. Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. Open year round, 18 holes. Wyndemere Country Club 700 Wyndemere Way, (239)263-1700. Guest Policy Reciprocal. Open year round, 18 holes. en Marco Island golf coursesPrivate Courses Hideaway Beach Club 250 South Beach Drive, (239) 394-5555. Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. Reciprocal dates May 1-Oct. 31. Open year round, 9 Holes, walking only, no carts. Island Country Club 500 Nassau Court, Marco Island, (239) 394-6661. Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. Open year round, 18 holes. Resort Courses Marco Island Marriott Resort 400 South Collier Blvd., (239) 394-2511 or 800-438-4373. en Bonita Springs/Estero golf courses Public Courses ( ( Bonita Fairways Country Club 9751 West Terry St., (239) 947-9100; 18 holes. Stoneybrook Golf Club 21251 Stoneybrook Golf Blvd., (239) 948-3933. Guest policy open. Open year round,18 holes. ( ( Resort Courses Raptor Bay Golf Club 23001 Coconut Point Resort Drive, (239) 3904610. Guest policy open. Open year round,18 holes. Semi-Private Courses ( The Villages at Country Creek 21180 Country Creek Drive, (239) 9473840; 18 holes. Spanish Wells East/North/South Course 9801 Treasure Cay Lane, (239) 992-5100. Open year round, 27 holes. Old Corkscrew Jack Nicklaus signature course 17320 Corkscrew Road, (239) 949-4700. Open year round, 18 holes. Private Courses ( ( ( Bonita Bay Club 26660 Country Club Drive, (239) 495-0200. 90 Holes. Courses: Creekside, Bay Island, Marsh, Cypress and Sabal. Breckenridge Golf & Tennis Club 20091 Wimbledon Court, (239) 992-5959. The Club at Grandezza 11481 Grande Oak Blvd., (239) 948.3569. Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. Open year round, 18 holes. The Colony Bay Club 5200 Pelican Colony Blvd., (239) 992-2100. The Colony Golf & Country Club 4101 Pelican Colony Blvd., (239) 3904710. Copperleaf Golf Club at The Brooks 23101 Copperleaf Blvd., (239) 390-2027. Guest policy open. Open year round,18 holes. ( Fountain Lakes Golf Course 22700 S Tamiami Trail, (239) 495-3555. Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. Open year round, 9 holes. Glen Eagle Golf & Country Club Deep Creek Golf Club Three locations to serve youCharlotte Countys #1 Independent Used Car Dealer for 19 Years in a Row Gene Gormans Family Motors4380 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33980(941)-625-2141 Gene Gormans Premier Auto Sales1305 Tamiami Trail Punta Gorda, FL 33950(941)-639-7300 Gene Gormans Dirt Cheap Cars3305 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte, FL 33980(941)-639-1601 GENE GORMANS Owen Gorman Owen Gorman Owen Gorman TEAM OF DEALERSHIPS Charlotte Countys #1 Independent 2011-2014 SharonGRI, ePro RealtorSharon.Kerr@comcast.net paradise paradise is calling. Sharon went above and beyond. I had special circumstances while trying to sell my home. Sharon always demonstrated care and professionalism no matter how many times I called. I only wish she would have been my buying agent. S. Christ, Customer Truly remarkable personal service. Sharons attention to detail, thoroughness and outstanding communication skills pulled our real estate transaction through to success. She is a beautiful human being and a credit to your organization. T. Petty, Customer T. Petty, Sharon helped us to understand so many things; she gave us maps, etc., told us who to contact for what we might need and gave a follow-up visit. She welcomed us to the area (even a loaf of banana bread)! Super in every way. Lois Koehler, Customer
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com II 2015 Newcomers SWFL 71 1403 Glen Eagle Blvd., (239) 353-3699. ( Highland Woods Golf & Country Club 9100 Highland Woods Blvd., (239) 498-9332. Must be member or guest of member to play. Open year round,18 holes. Hunters Ridge Golf & Country Club 12500 Hunters Ridge Drive, (239) 9476467;18 holes. ( Palmira Golf & Country Club 28501 Matteotti View, (239) 949-4466. Open year round, 27 holes. Pelicans Nest Golf Club 4450 Pelicans Nest Drive (239) 947-4600. Open year round, 36 holes. Shadow Wood Country Club 22801 Oakwilde Blvd., (239) 992-6000. Open year round, 56 Holes. Spring Run 9501 Spring Run Blvd., (239) 949-0707; 18 holes. Vasari Country Club 11250 Via De Vasari Drive, (239) 594-3959.Guest must be guest of or accompanied by member. Open year round, 18 holes. West Bay Golf Club 4606 W Bay Blvd., (239) 948-3482. Open year round, 18 holes. ( Wildcat Run Country Club 20300 Country Club Drive, (239) 947-6066. Guest must be guest of or accompanied by member. Open year round, 18 holes. Fort Myers golf coursesPublic Courses Copperhead Golf Club 20910 Copperhead Drive, Lehigh Acres, ( (239) 369-8200. Open year round,18 holes. ( Eagle Ridge Golf Club 14589 Eagle Ridge Drive, (239) 768-1888. Open year round, 18 holes. ( Eastwood Golf Course 4600 Bruce Herd Lane, (239) 321-7487. Open year round, 18 holes. ( Fort Myers Country Club 3591 McGregor Blvd., (239) 321-7488. Open year round, 18 holes. Mirror Lakes Golf Club 670 Milwaukee Blvd., SE Lehigh Acres, (239) 369-2974. Open year round, 18 holes. Semi-Private Courses Cross Creek Country Club 13050 Cross Creek Blvd., (239) 768-1922. Guest policy open. Open year round, 18 holes. ( Del Tura Country Club 18621 N Tamiami Trail, (239) 731-7814. Guest policy open. Open year round, 18 holes. ( El Rio Golf Club 1801 Skyline Drive, N., (239) 995-2204. Guest policy open. CUSTOMIZED TRAVEL PLANNINGFeaturing: thewisetraveler Dr. Charlene Okomski, D.O.P.A.-FACOOGPunta Gorda, Floridawww.timelessimagesw .com Dr. Charlene OkomskiBoard Certi ed Obstetrics & Gynecology941-205-5500 (Cosmetics)941-205-2666 (Medical) Where Health and Beauty Where Health and Beauty Become One Call For Your Free Consultation Today! Where Health and Beauty Where Health and Beauty Where Health and Beauty Where Health and Beauty Where Health and Beauty Where Health and Beauty Health Care for Womenby Women
72 Newcomers SWFL 2015 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY Open year round, 18 holes. ( Golfview Golf & Recreation 14849 Hole-In-One Circle, (239) 489-2264. Guest policy open. Open year round, 9 holes. ( Heritage Palms Golf & Country Club 10420 Washingtonia Palm Way, (239) 278-9090. Open year round. Private January-April. 36 Holes. ( Herons Glen Championship Golf & Country Club 2250 Avenida Del Vera, N., (239) 731-4520. Guest policy open. Open year round, 18 holes. ( Hideaway Country Club 5670 Trailwinds Drive, (239) 275-6232. Guest policy open. Open year round. Open to public May-October. ( 18 holes. ( Lake Fairways Country Club 19371 N Tamiami Trail, N., ( (239) 731-2900. Majestic Golf Club 350 Homestead Road, S. Lehigh Acres, (239) 369-8216. Guest policy open. Open year round, 18 holes. Pine Lakes Country Club 10200 Pine Lakes Blvd, North Fort Myers, (239) 731-5822. Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. Open year round, 18 holes. Riverbend Golf Course 6270 River Club Court, North Fort Myers, (239) 5432200. Guest policy open. Open every day but Christmas Day. ( 18 holes. Sabal Springs Golf & Racquet Club 3347 Sabal Springs Blvd., North Fort Myers, (239) 731-0101. Guest policy open. Open year round, 18 holes. San Carlos Golf Club 7420 Constitution Circle, (239) 267-3131. Guest policy open. Open year round, 18 holes. Shell Point Golf Club 16401 On Par Blvd., (239) 433-9790. Guest policy open. Open year round, 18 holes. Pelican Preserve Golf Club 9802 Pelican Preserve Blvd., (239) 985-1707. Guest policy. Open year round, 27 holes. Terraverde Country Club 17000 Terraverde Circle, (239) 433-7733. Westminster Golf Club 2199 Berkley Way, Lehigh Acres, (239) 368-1110. Guest policy open. Open year round, 18 holes. Whiskey Creek Country Club 1449 Whiskey Creek Drive, ( (239) 4813021. ( Open year round, ( 18 holes, par 60. Restaurant and bar on site. Private Courses The Club at Renaissance 12801 Renaissance Way, (239) 561-4170. Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. Open year round, 18 holes. ( Colonial Country Club 9181 Independence Way, (239) 768-9421. Open year round. 18 holes. Crown Colony Golf & Country Club 8851 Crown Colony Blvd., 590-9044; LEGACY HARBOUR HOTEL & SUITES 2038 West First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901legacyharbourhotel.comTel: 239.332.2048 Fax 239.461.0056
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com II 2015 Newcomers SWFL 7318 holes. Cypress Lake Country Club 6767 Winkler Road, (239) 481-1333. Guest Policy Reciprocal during summer months. Open year round, 18 holes. ( Fiddlesticks Country Club 15391 Cannongate Drive, (239) 768-1114. Guest Policy Reciprocal. Open year round, 36 holes. ( The Forest Country Club 6100 Club Blvd., (239) 481-5700. Guest Policy Reciprocal. Open year round, 36 holes. Gateway Golf & Country Club 11360 Championship Drive, (239) 5611010. Open year round, 18 holes. Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club 14500 Vista River Drive, (239) 444-3626. Must be member or guest of member. Open year round, 18 holes. ( The Hideaway Country Club 5670 Trailwinds Drive, (239) 275-5581; 18 holes. Kelly Greens Golf & Country Club 12300 Kelly Greens Blvd., (239) 466-9552. Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. Open year round, ( 18 holes. ( Landings Yacht, Golf & Tennis Club 4420 Flagship Drive, (239) 482-0242. Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. Open year round, 18 holes. Legends Golf & Country Club 8600 Legends Blvd., (239) 561-7757. Open year round, 18 holes. Lexington Country Club 16257 to our Neighborhood!Let us be the place you hold your next event! Our Expert Sta and SAVOR...Charlotte Harbor our exclusive in house caterer will help make your event one to remember.Welcome 75 Taylor Street, Punta Gorda, Florida 941-833-5444for a list of upcoming events.Come Check Us Out Atwww.CHARLOTTEHARBORECC.com Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center r fnntbnnn nrtn nnn(941) 639-7700nnnnnnwww. eWyvernHotel.com Elegance & Am ance Wlcome Padise Not your regularfor informaton P hone: 941-255-1022COMMUNITYTheater www.CHARLOTTEPLAYERS.org Bringing you the finest in at the Village SEASIDE ART GALLERYFishermens Village1200 W. Retta Esplanade 941-639-6363 Punta Gorda, Fl 33950 ContemporaryArt Three Amigos By Roxie Vetter
74 Newcomers SWFL 2015 II www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY Willowcrest Way, (239) 437-3380. ( Open year round, 18 holes. ( Myerlee Country Club 1380 Myerlee Country Club Blvd., (239) 4811440. Olde Hickory Golf & Country Club 14670 Old Hickory Blvd., (239) 7682400. ( Open year round, ( 18 holes. ( Olde Orange at Verandah 11571 Verandah Blvd., (239) 694-4229. ( Open year round, 36 Holes. ( The Club at Renaissance 12801 Renaissance Way, (239) 561-6335. ( Six Lakes Country Club 9151 Littleton Road, N., ( (239) 9950595. ( Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. ( Open year round, ( 18 holes. ( Estero Golf & Country Club at The Vines 19501 Vintage Trace Circle, (239) 267-7000. ( Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. ( Open year round, ( 18 holes. Resort Courses ( ( ( ( Miromar Lakes Golf Club 18520 Miromar Lakes Blvd W Miromar Lakes, (239) 481-5721.Cape Coral golf courses Public Courses Coral Oaks Golf Course 1800 NW 28th Ave., (239) 573-3100. ( Guest policy open. ( Open year round, 18 holes. ( ( Hunters Run Golf Club 1006 SE 4th Place, (239) 574-4454. ( Guest policy open. ( Open year round, 9 holes. ( Semi-Private Courses ( ( Alden Pines Country Club 14261 Clubhouse Drive, Bokeelia, (239) 2832179. ( Guest policy open. ( Open year round, 18 holes. Royal Tee Golf Course King/Queen/ Prince courses 11460 Royal Tee Circle, (239) 283-5522. Open year round, 27 holes. ( Private Courses ( ( Palmetto-Pine Country Club 1940 SW 9th Court, (239) 574-2141. ( Guest must be accompanied by or guest of member. ( Open year round, 18 holes. Sanibel/Captiva golf courses Semi-Private Courses ( ( Beachview Golf Club 1100 Par View 941.575.9633 www.shopfunkiejunkies.com204 McKenzie St. Punta GordaNOW 4000 sq ft bursting with treasures from over 2300 consignors!New consignors welcome! No appointment necessary! furnishings home decor womens clothing and accessories art housewares local artists workand MORE! furnishings home decor womens clothing and accessories art furnishings home decor womens clothing and accessories art furnishings home decor womens clothing and accessories art furnishings home decor womens clothing and accessories art womens clothing and accessories art housewares local artists work and womens clothing and accessories art housewares local artists work womens clothing and accessories art housewares local artists work womens clothing and accessories art housewares local artists work housewares local artists work furnishings home decor womens clothing and accessories art furnishings home decor womens clothing and accessories art furnishings home decor furnishings home decor womens clothing and accessories art housewares local artists work housewares local artists work womens clothing and accessories art housewares local artists work womens clothing and accessories art MORE! housewares local artists work housewares local artists work womens clothing and accessories art womens clothing and accessories art PUNTA GORDAS MOST UNIQUE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE! RE/MAX Realty Group (239)281-0441Michael J. Frye CCIM email@example.comCommercial & Investment Brokerage Retail / Office / Industrial Sales Leasing RE/MAX R EALTY G ROUP C OMMERCIAL D IVISION ~ Properties Located Minutes from I-75 & SW Florida Intl Airport ~ MEDICAL / BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SUITES FOR LEASE On-site Management, 95+ Parking US Hwy 41 Signage Visibility, 54,000+ VPD, Fiber Optics/Cable Exec Suites from 104 SF to 460 SF, $250-$1,000. Office Suites from 1,000 SF 5,000 SF Contiguous, $9.95 PSF + CAM Sale Price $2,900,000 ALICO LAKES COMMONS& EXECUTIVE SUITESBUSINESS MEDICAL SUITESDANIELS DISTRIBUTION CENTERCLASS A OFFICE DISTRIBUTION / WAREHOUSE17595 S. Tamiami TrailFort Myers, FL 33908 13830 Jetport Commerce Pkwy.Fort Myers, FL 33916 16,811 SQUARE FOOT AVAILABLE Rental Rate: $5.95 SF NNN. Rentable: 16,811 SF. consisting of 10,860 SF dock high racked warehouse and 5,951 SF of Class A office space. It is tilt up construction with 28 clear. Zoning: (IL) Light Industrial. Building Size: 70,000 SF Gross. Visit all our listings: www.michaeljfrye .com Land: 5.60 Acres. YEAR BUILT: 1997
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Kings Island Golf Course 175 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte, (941) 743-4611. Semi-private. Open year round. 18 holes. Maple Leaf Golf & Country Club 2100 Kings Highway, Port Charlotte, (941) 625-3130. Semi-private golf course. Open year round. 18-hole executive golf course Port Charlotte Golf Club 22400 Gleneagles Terrace, Port Charlotte, (941) 625-4109. Semi-private golf course. Open year round. 18 holes. Punta Gorda Country Club 6100 Duncan Road, Punta Gorda, (941)-6391494. Semi-private golf course. Open year round. 18 holes. Riverwood Golf Club 4100 Riverwood Drive, Port Charlotte, (941) 764-6661. Semi-private. 18 holes. Open year round. Seminole Lakes Golf Course 26200 Stillwater Circle, Punta Gorda, (941) 6395440. Semi-private golf course. Open year round. 18 holes. St. Andrews South 1901 Deborah Drive, Punta Gorda, (941) 639-5261. Private club. Open year round. 18 holes. Twin Isles Country Club 301 Madrid Blvd., Punta Gorda, (941) 637-1232. Private club. 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M M M y y y e e e r r r s s s , F F F L L L $ $ $ 3 3 3 7 7 7 P P P r r r e e e f f f e e e r r r r r r e e e d d d S S S e e e a a a t t t i i i n n n g g g $ $ $ 2 2 2 7 7 7 O O O r r r c c c h h h e e e s s s t t t r r r a a a & & & M M M e e e z z z z z z a a a n n n i i i n n n e e e $ $ $ 1 1 1 7 7 7 B B B a a a l l l c c c o o o n n n y y y T T T i i i c c c k k k e e e t t t s s s a a a l l l e e e s s s b b b e e e g g g i i i n n n O O O c c c t t t . 7 7 7 t t t h h h F F F o o o r r r t t t i i i c c c k k k e e e t t t s s s c c c a a a l l l l l l 2 2 2 3 3 3 9 9 9 4 4 4 0 0 0 5 5 5 9 9 9 7 7 7 1 1 1 3 3 3 o o o r r r v v v i i i s s s i i i t t t w w w w w w w w w . s s s p p p i i i r r r i i i t t t o o o f f f t t t h h h e e e g g g u u u l l l f f f . c c c o o o m m m S S w w e e e e t t A A d d e e l l i i n n e e s s I I n n t t e e r r n n a a t t i i o o n n a a l l 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 6 t t h h P P l l a a c c e e M M e e d d a a l l i i s s t t a a n n d d 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 R R e e g g i i o o n n a a l l C C h h a a m m p p i i o o n n s s The A Cappella Group from Cypress Lake Center for the Arts 2013 Sweet Adelines International 2nd Place Medalist 2012 Sweet Adeline s International 6 th Place Finalis t and 2013 Regional Champions S S S u u u n n n d d d a a a y y y , D D D e e e c c c . 7 7 7 , 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 4 4 4 , 3 3 3 : : : 0 0 0 0 0 0 p p p m m m B B B a a a r r r b b b a a a r r r a a a B B B . M M M a a a n n n n n n P P P e e e r r r f f f o o o r r r m m m i i i n n n g g g A A A r r r t t t s s s H H H a a a l l l l l l 8 8 8 0 0 0 9 9 9 9 9 9 C C C o o o l l l l l l e e e g g g e e e P P P k k k w w w y y y S S S W W W F F F t t t . M M M y y y e e e r r r s s s , F F F L L L $ $ $ 3 3 3 7 7 7 P P P r r r e e e f f f e e e r r r r r r e e e d d d S S S e e e a a a t t t i i i n n n g g g $ $ $ 2 2 2 7 7 7 O O O r r r c c c h h h e e e s s s t t t r r r a a a & & & M M M e e e z z z z z z a a a n n n i i i n n n e e e $ $ $ 1 1 1 7 7 7 B B B a a a l l l c c c o o o n n n y y y T T T i i i c c c k k k e e e t t t s s s a a a l l l e e e s s s b b b e e e g g g i i i n n n O O O c c c t t t . 7 7 7 t t t h h h F F F o o o r r r t t t i i i c c c k k k e e e t t t s s s c c c a a a l l l l l l 2 2 2 3 3 3 9 9 9 4 4 4 0 0 0 5 5 5 9 9 9 7 7 7 1 1 1 3 3 3 o o o r r r v v v i i i s s s i i i t t t w w w w w w w w w . s s s p p p i i i r r r i i i t t t o o o f f f t t t h h h e e e g g g u u u l l l f f f . c c c o o o m m m S S w w e e e e t t A A d d e e l l i i n n e e s s I I n n t t e e r r n n a a t t i i o o n n a a l l 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 6 t t h h P P l l a a c c e e M M e e d d a a l l i i s s t t a a n n d d 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 R R e e g g i i o o n n a a l l C C h h a a m m p p i i o o n n s s The A Cappella Group from Cypress Lake Center for the Arts 2013 Sweet Adelines International 2 nd Place Medalist 2012 Sweet Adeline s International 6 th Place Finalis t and 2013 Regional Champions S S S u u u n n n d d d a a a y y y , D D D e e e c c c . 7 7 7 , 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 4 4 4 , 3 3 3 : : : 0 0 0 0 0 0 p p p m m m B B B a a a r r r b b b a a a r r r a a a B B B . M M M a a a n n n n n n P P P e e e r r r f f f o o o r r r m m m i i i n n n g g g A A A r r r t t t s s s H H H a a a l l l l l l 8 8 8 0 0 0 9 9 9 9 9 9 C C C o o o l l l l l l e e e g g g e e e P P P k k k w w w y y y S S S W W W F F F t t t . M M M y y y e e e r r r s s s , F F F L L L $ $ $ 3 3 3 7 7 7 P P P r r r e e e f f f e e e r r r r r r e e e d d d S S S e e e a a a t t t i i i n n n g g g $ $ $ 2 2 2 7 7 7 O O O r r r c c c h h h e e e s s s t t t r r r a a a & & & M M M e e e z z z z z z a a a n n n i i i n n n e e e $ $ $ 1 1 1 7 7 7 B B B a a a l l l c c c o o o n n n y y y T T T i i i c c c k k k e e e t t t s s s a a a l l l e e e s s s b b b e e e g g g i i i n n n O O O c c c t t t . 7 7 7 t t t h h h F F F o o o r r r t t t i i i c c c k k k e e e t t t s s s c c c a a a l l l l l l 2 2 2 3 3 3 9 9 9 4 4 4 0 0 0 5 5 5 9 9 9 7 7 7 1 1 1 3 3 3 o o o r r r v v v i i i s s s i i i t t t w w w w w w w w w . s s s p p p i i i r r r i i i t t t o o o f f f t t t h h h e e e g g g u u u l l l f f f . c c c o o o m m m S S w w e e e e t t A A d d e e l l i i n n e e s s I I n n t t e e r r n n a a t t i i o o n n a a l l 2 2 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 6 t t h h P P l l a a c c e e M M e e d d a a l l i i s s t t a a n n d d 2 2 0 0 1 1 3 3 R R e e g g i i o o n n a a l l C C h h a a m m p p i i o o n n s s The A Cappella Group from Cypress Lake Center for the Arts
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over 15,000 associates | more than 750 oces | 52 countries worldwide | 22 locations BROAD AVENUE ..390 Broad Avenue South | Naples, FL 34102FIFTH AVENUE ..500 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 501 | Naples, FL 34102MARCO ISLAND ..760 North Collier Boulevard, Suite 101 | Marco Island, FL 34145THE VILLAGE ..4300 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Suite 100 | Naples, FL 34103ESTUARY SALES CENTER ..1220 Gordon River Trail | Naples, FL 34105THE GALLERY ..4001 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 102 | Naples, FL 34103 VANDERBILT ..325 Vanderbilt Beach Road | Naples, FL 34108BONITA SPRINGS ..27400 Riverview Center Boulevard, Suite 4 | Bonita Springs, FL 34134MERCATO SALES CENTER ..9123 Strada Place, Suite 7125 | Naples, FL 34108SANIBEL ..2341 Palm Ridge Road | Sanibel, FL 33957CAPTIVA ..11508 Andy Rosse Lane | Captiva, FL 33924 THE MOORINGS Lausanne #205N Vickie Larscheid 239.250.5041 premiersir.com/id/DURK110414IHE $1,399,000 THE MOORINGS 2900 Crayton Road Michael G. Lawler 23 9.261.3939 premiersir.com/id/214055235 $9 95,000 THE MOORINGS Breakers #301 Jim Hild 23 9.860.6801 premiersir.com/id/214062182 $9 53,000 THE MOORINGS Carriage Club #21 Karen Van Arsdale 23 9.860.0894 premiersir.com/id/214031992 $8 49,000 THE MOORINGS Lions Gate #103 Carol Sheehy 23 9.340.9300 premiersir.com/id/214054860 $7 99,000 THE MOORINGS Martinique Club #504 Ryan Nordyke 23 9.776.9390 premiersir.com/id/214060778 $549,900 GREY OAKS 1481 Anhinga Pointe Jeannie McGearty 239.248.4333 premiersir.com/id/BAMB111414IHE $4,300,000 THE MOORINGS Bordeaux Club #108 Richard/Susie Culp 239.290.2200 premiersir.com/id/214059336 $549,000 OLD NAPLES 38 Broad Avenue South Karen Van Arsdale 23 9.860.0894 premiersir.com/id/214027970 $1 0,900,000 OLD NAPLES 181 4th Avenue North Michael G. Lawler 23 9.261.3939 premiersir.com/id/214023386 $6 ,950,000 AQUALANE SHORES 989 Aqua Circle Karen Van Arsdale 23 9.860.0894 premiersir.com/id/214055128 $5, 950,000 OLD NAPLES 382 Gulf Shore Boulevard North Phil Collins 239.404.6800 premiersir.com/id/214059298 $4,900,000 OLD NAPLES 315 3rd Avenue North Fahada Saad 23 9.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214055515 $4 ,390,000 OLD NAPLES 210 11th Avenue South Karen Van Arsdale 23 9.860.0894 premiersir.com/id/213503555 $3, 995,000 OLD NAPLES 775 Broad Court North Pat Duggan/Rhonda Dowdy 23 9.216.1980 premiersir.com/id/214041786 $1, 850,000 PORT ROYAL 3845 Fort Charles Drive Peter Reppucci 23 9.595.6500 premiersir.com/id/214060903 $1 5,950,000 PORT ROYAL 746 & 770 Spyglass Lane Michael G. Lawler 23 9.261.3939 premiersir.com/id/GOME090514IHE $14,800,000 PORT ROYAL 3605 Fort Charles Drive Karen Van Arsdale 23 9.860.0894 premiersir.com/id/214019026 $9 ,450,000 PORT ROYAL 1390 Spyglass Lane Karen Van Arsdale 23 9.860.0894 premiersir.com/id/214041971 $6,900,000 PORT ROYAL 3060 Green Dolphin Lane Karen Van Arsdale 23 9.860.0894 premiersir.com/id/210027761 $5, 185,000 THE MOORINGS 540 Starboard Drive Carolyn Weinand 23 9.269.5678 premiersir.com/id/214059755 $1,950,000 GREY OAKS 1651 Chinaberry Court Fahada Saad 23 9.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214061038 $3,975,000 premiersothebysrealty.comSothebys 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 the multiple listing service, and may include approximations. All information is deemed accurate.
OLD NAPLES 413 Broad Avenue South Jeannie McGearty 23 9.248.4333 premiersir.com/id/214061560 $1, 395,000 OLD NAPLES Bayfront #4303 Tom Gasbarro 23 9.404.4883 premiersir.com/id/214047381 $8 55,000 OLD NAPLES Franciscan #830 Sarah Theiss 23 9.269.0300 premiersir.com/id/214036250 $57 5,500 ROYAL HARBOR Oyster Bay Quarter Deck #2 Heather Hobrock 239 .370.3944 premiersir.com/id/214043485 $299,000 PARK SHORE 4215 Crayton Road Michael G. Lawler 23 9.261.3939 premiersir.com/id/GEIG111813IHE $4 ,995,000 PARK SHORE 311 Neapolitan Way Michael G. Lawler 23 9.261.3939 premiersir.com/id/212035092 $3 ,795,000 PARK SHORE Aria #603 Marion Bethea/Anne Killilea 23 9.571.5614 premiersir.com/id/214010920 $3 ,100,000 PARK SHORE 707 Fountainhead Lane Fahada Saad 23 9.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214054846 $2,990,000 PARK SHORE 4010 Old Trail Way Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 premiersir.com/id/214057111 $2,750,000 PARK SHORE Brittany #V17 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 23 9.213.7227 premiersir.com/id/214045606 $2 ,695,000 PARK SHORE Provence #1605 Larry Roorda 23 9.860.2534 premiersir.com/id/KNEE101714IHE $2 ,695,000 PARK SHORE Park Plaza #1204 Susan Barton 23 9.860.1412 premiersir.com/id/214058285 $2 ,200,000 PARK SHORE 516 Turtle Hatch Lane Sherree Woods 23 9.877.7770 premiersir.com/id/214059798 $2 ,195,000 PARK SHORE Venetian Villas #600 Tom/Tess McCarthy 23 9.243.5520 premiersir.com/id/214055458 $2,095,000 PARK SHORE 577 Devils Lane Linda Perry/Judy Perry 239.404.7052 premiersir.com/id/214062290 $1,200,000 PELICAN BAY 705 Hollybriar Lane Jane Darling 239 .290.3112 premiersir.com/id/213511542 $2 ,195,000 PELICAN BAY 7827 Cocobay Court Linda Piatt 23 9.269.2322 premiersir.com/id/214061603 $1, 795,000 PELICAN BAY 701 Heathery Lane Amy Atherholt 23 9.860.2167 premiersir.com/id/214047505 $7 99,000 PELICAN BAY 546 Bay Villas Lane Amy Atherholt 23 9.860.2167 premiersir.com/id/214050560 $7 75,000 PELICAN BAY 504 Bay Villas Lane Fahada Saad/Janice Fonda 239.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/213018448 $680,000 PELICAN BAY Lambiance #102 Linda Roberts 239.450.2864 premiersir.com/id/214043902 $525,000 PELICAN BAY St. Nicole #302 Pat Duggan/Rhonda Dowdy 23 9.216.1980 premiersir.com/id/214024475 $4 29,000 PELICAN BAY Interlachen #235 Martha Kelly 23 9.877.4569 premiersir.com/id/214052353 $4 25,000 PELICAN BAY Valencia #202 Marilyn Moir 23 9.919.2400 premiersir.com/id/214052219 $4 24,500 PELICAN BAY Claridge #14-C Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 2 39.213.7463 premiersir.com/id/CALD111314IHE $1 25,000 PELICAN MARSH 9024 Terranova Drive Rod Soars 23 9.290.2448 premiersir.com/id/214047429 $1,750,000 PELICAN MARSH Clermont #104 Linda Perry/Judy Perry 239.404.7052 premiersir.com/id/214051104 $445,000 ESTATES AT BAY COLONY 9751 Bentgrass Bend Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 2 39.213.7463 premiersir.com/id/214060998 $6,5 95,000 BAY COLONY Salerno #301 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 2 39.213.7463 premiersir.com/id/213510254 $1, 695,000 BAY COLONY Toscana #204 Leah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 premiersir.com/id/213025019 $1,495,000 BAY COLONY Mansion La Palma #301 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 premiersir.com/id/214038050 $1,350,000 PINE RIDGE 6582 Trail Boulevard Sarah Theiss 23 9.269.0300 premiersir.com/id/214062648 $1, 850,000 LOGAN WOODS 60 Logan Boulevard South Bill Duy 23 9.641.7634 premiersir.com/id/214045015 $1, 095,000 ISLES OF CAPRI 107 Trinidad Street Cynthia Corogin 23 9.393.6747 premiersir.com/id/214048013 $1,029,000 LIVINGSTON WOODS 6480 Sandalwood Lane Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214036196 $999,000 COACHMAN GLEN 2830 Coach House Way Fahada Saad 23 9.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214051877 $9 95,000 TREVISO BAY 9301 Vercelli Court Tess/Tom McCarthy 239 .207.0118 premiersir.com/id/EDEL041014IHE $9 90,000 LIVINGSTON WOODS 7071 Hunters Road Tammie Schmidt 23 9.777.3766 premiersir.com/id/214023092 $8 49,000 BAY PARK 2130 Curtis Street Fahada Saad 23 9.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214052852 $7 00,000 TREVISO BAY 9441 Napoli Lane Paul Strong 23 9.404.3280 premiersir.com/id/214022409 $674,900 MARCO ISLAND 480 Maunder Court Paul Strong 239.404.3280 premiersir.com/id/214058680 $2,995,000 BONITA BAY Azure #1503 Ginger/Michael Lickley 23 9.860.4661 premiersir.com/id/214062313 $2 ,499,000 premiersothebysrealty.comYou might not know what youre looking for, but now you know where to find it.
WYNDEMERE 102 Edgemere Way South Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214058697 $659,000 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES 3510 1st Ave SW Fahada Saad 23 9.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214044527 $5 98,000 ANDALUCIA 1685 Serrano Circle Tatyana Bogdanova-Sallee 2 39.293.5017 premiersir.com/id/214061828 $4 99,900 FOREST PARK 4023 Recreation Lane Fahada Saad 23 9.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214020146 $4 59,900 NAPLES IMP CO LITTLE FARMS 2575 14th Street North Ann Marie Shimer 239.825.9020 premiersir.com/id/214062424 $429,900 LELY RESORT 8070 Palomino Drive Janna McCan 23 9.222.3433 premiersir.com/id/214053604 $27 9,000 POSITANO PLACE Positano Place #108 Fahada Saad 23 9.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214047032 $2 40,000 POSITANO PLACE Positano Place #108 Fahada Saad 23 9.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214047103 $2 40,000 POSITANO PLACE Positano Place #308 Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214034888 $229,000 TREVISSO BAY Ponziane Terraces III #513 Fahada Saad 23 9.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214052226 $2 28,000 CEDAR HAMMOCK Veranda #1623 Larry Caruso 23 9.394.9191 premiersir.com/id/214005668 $2 09,000 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES 5th Avenue SW Bill Duy 23 9.641.7634 premiersir.com/id/214058626 $2 00,000 POSITANO PLACE Positano Place #106 Jon Peter Vollmer 23 9.250.9414 premiersir.com/id/214026267 $1 83,000 POSITANO PLACE Positano Place #106 Fahada Saad 23 9.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214047096 $159,000 NAPLES Winterpark #1803 Vince Colace 239.260.3333 premiersir.com/id/214062263 $149,700 BERSHIRE VILLAGE Trafalgar Square #202B Bordner/Hurvitz 2 39.560.2921 premiersir.com/id/214037643 $1 40,000 COUNTRYSIDE Country Haven #1210 Bobby Long 23 9.776.4650 premiersir.com/id/214019292 $11 9,500 GREY OAKS 2956 Bellower Lane Fahada Saad 23 9.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214062926 $8 ,200,000 GREY OAKS 1271 Osprey Trail Fahada Saad 23 9.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214036639 $5 ,699,000 GREY OAKS 1610 Chinaberry Way Carolyn Weinand 23 9.269.5678 premiersir.com/id/214061558 $4,375,000 GREY OAKS 2526 Day Lily Place Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214056423 $3,999,000 GREY OAKS 1837 Plumbago Lane Fahada Saad 23 9.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214045075 $3 ,895,000 GREY OAKS 1724 Venezia Way Fahada Saad 23 9.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214047007 $2, 325,000 GREY OAKS 1713 Venezia Way Fahada Saad 23 9.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214007564 $1,690,000 GREY OAKS Lermitage #16 Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214055296 $899,000 PELICAN ISLE Aqua #610 John DAmelio 23 9.961.5996 premiersir.com/id/213508927 $2, 250,000 TWINEAGLES 11864 Hedgestone Court John DAmelio 23 9.961.5996 premiersir.com/id/214061847 $1 ,675,000 CROSSINGS 7371 Stonegate Drive Terri Moellers 23 9.404.7887 premiersir.com/id/214060987 $1,595,000 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 7697 Santa Cruz Court Dave/Ann Renner 239.784.5552 premiersir.com/id/214062169 $1,395,000 THE DUNES Grande Phoenician #705 Jennifer/Dave Urness 23 9.273.7731 premiersir.com/id/214052669 $1 ,269,000 THE DUNES Grande Dominica #202 Jennifer/Dave Urness 23 9.273.7731 premiersir.com/id/214011752 $1, 195,000 OAKES ESTATES 5741 English Oaks Lane Tatyana Bogdanova-Sallee 2 39.293.5017 premiersir.com/id/214035512 $9 97,000 TIBURON Ventana #C-305 Sherree Woods 23 9.877.7770 premiersir.com/id/214056773 $9 75,000 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 8044 Cadiz Court Dave/Ann Renner 23 9.784.5552 premiersir.com/id/214051484 $925,000 THE STRAND 5935 Barclay Lane Jane Bond 239.595.9515 premiersir.com/id/213513395 $835,000 TWINEAGLES 11989 Heather Woods Court Paul Koch 30 5.586.5309 premiersir.com/id/214058257 $6 99,000 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY 8050 Vera Cruz Way Lee Leatherwood 23 9.877.8861 premiersir.com/id/214039968 $6 35,000 TIBURON Castillo III #101 Mark Maran 23 9.777.3301 premiersir.com/id/214050824 $48 9,900 STERLING OAKS 1330 Old Oak Lane Diane Solomon 30 1.343.5585 premiersir.com/id/214057475 $4 79,000 ISLAND WALK 5901 Bermuda Lane Amy Becker/Leah Ritchey 23 9.272.3229 premiersir.com/id/214039302 $465,000 PINE RIDGE 6846 Trail Boulevard Vickie Larscheid 23 9.250.5041 premiersir.com/id/DICK111314IHE $1,499,000 MARCO ISLAND 1180 Osprey Court Robin/Larry Taylor 23 9.250.9016 premiersir.com/id/214062722 $1 ,450,000 premiersothebysrealty.comWe proudly present a selection of our residences along Floridas Gulf Coast.
OAKES ESTATES 5940 English Oaks Lane Mira Rochford 239.287.2929 premiersir.com/id/214052823 $349,000 WILLOUGHBY ACRES 90 Kirtland Drive William Callahan 23 9.272.5756 premiersir.com/id/214057193 $33 7,500 WILSHIRE LAKES Fieldstone Village #104 Patrick OConnor 239 .293.9411 premiersir.com/id/214061736 $1 79,900 VANDERBILT BEACH 434 Conners Avenue V.K. Melhado 23 9.216.6400 premiersir.com/id/214053285 $2 ,398,900 VANDERBILT BEACH Phoenician Sands #301 Fahada Saad 23 9.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214052726 $75 0,000 VANDERBILT BEACH Vanderbilt Yacht Racquet #201 Jon Peter Vollmer 23 9.250.9414 premiersir.com/id/214050512 $679,000 VANDERBILT BEACH Vanderbilt Bay #211 Pat Callis 239.250.0562 premiersir.com/id/213508100 $649,000 MARCO ISLAND 856 Sea Dune Lane Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 23 9.642.1133 premiersir.com/id/214062271 $4 ,950,000 MARCO ISLAND 306 Seabreeze Drive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 23 9.642.1133 premiersir.com/id/214040801 $3, 950,000 MARCO ISLAND 1829 South Inlet Drive Vince Colace 23 9.260.3333 premiersir.com/id/214061341 $3,295,000 MARCO ISLAND Royal Marco Point II #922 Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 premiersir.com/id/213508301 $2,000,000 MARCO ISLAND 12 Blue Hill Court Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 23 9.642.1133 premiersir.com/id/214059251 $1 ,999,999 MARCO ISLAND 433 Adirondack Court ML Meade 23 9.293.4851 premiersir.com/id/214050124 $1, 795,000 MARCO ISLAND 308 Lamplighter Drive Cullen Shaughnessy 239 .248.3978 premiersir.com/id/214039859 $1,500,000 MARCO ISLAND 460 Pheasant Court ML Meade 239.293.4851 premiersir.com/id/214062297 $1,295,000 MARCO ISLAND 334 Polynesia Court Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214052001 $8 25,000 MARCO ISLAND 187 Dan River Court Vince Colace 23 9.260.3333 premiersir.com/id/214041144 $72 8,000 MARCO ISLAND 923 Bareld Drive North Brock/Julie Wilson 23 9.821.9545 premiersir.com/id/214061734 $5 60,000 MARCO ISLAND South Seas Club #2004 Helga Wetzold 23 9.821.6905 premiersir.com/id/214062688 $4 99,000 MARCO ISLAND 945 Royal Marco Way Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214032780 $495,000 MARCO ISLAND 535 Spinnaker Drive Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 premiersir.com/id/214017950 $469,000 MARCO ISLAND 1598 Bareld Court South Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214023448 $39 9,000 MARCO ISLAND 524 Bareld Drive North Angelica Andrews 23 9.595.7653 premiersir.com/id/214051851 $3 95,000 MARCO ISLAND Pelican Perch #302 Cynthia Corogin 23 9.393.6747 premiersir.com/id/214041160 $35 0,000 MARCO ISLAND Admiralty House #1104 Vince Colace 23 9.260.3333 premiersir.com/id/214062309 $3 29,700 MARCO ISLAND Pelican Perch #203 Cynthia Corogin 23 9.393.6747 premiersir.com/id/212022867 $319,000 MARCO ISLAND South Seas #A-407 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214033027 $289,000 FIDDLERS CREEK 8608 Majorca Lane Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214060948 $1, 295,000 FIDDLERS CREEK 8439 Mallards Way ML Meade 23 9.293.4851 premiersir.com/id/214061074 $595 ,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Menaggio #202 Lura Jones 23 9.370.5340 premiersir.com/id/214011631 $5 49,000 FIDDLERS CREEK 8980 Cherry Oaks Trail Karena DeWitt 93 1.205.2800 premiersir.com/id/214061808 $535 ,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Serena #202 Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214063025 $474,900 FIDDLERS CREEK 8552 Pepper Tree Way ML Meade 239.293.4851 premiersir.com/id/214061737 $425,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Varenna #101 Lura Jones 23 9.370.5340 premiersir.com/id/213511863 $3 79,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Serena #101 Lura Jones 23 9.370.5340 premiersir.com/id/213510225 $3 55,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Deer Crossing #102 Lura Jones 23 9.370.5340 premiersir.com/id/214062188 $347,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Laguna #202 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 premiersir.com/id/213513136 $339,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Laguna #101 Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/213512632 $3 28,900 FIDDLERS CREEK Laguna #102 Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214023401 $3 09,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Deer Crossing #106 Lura Jones 23 9.370.5340 premiersir.com/id/214059543 $2 99,000 FIDDLERS CREEK 8405 Bent Creek Way ML Meade 23 9.293.4851 premiersir.com/id/214061046 $25 5,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Whisper Trace #202 ML Meade 23 9.293.4851 premiersir.com/id/214045225 $249,000 QUAIL CREEK 13189 Valewood Drive Vanya Demireva 23 9.565.0550 premiersir.com/id/214062160 $1 ,399,000 WWW.RENTNAPLES.COM Explore our collection of properties available for weekly, seasonal and long-term accommodations. 239.262.4242 Like.@PremierSIR Tweet.@PremierSIR Pin.@PremierSIRWatch.@SothebysRealty premiersothebysrealty.com