PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. VII, No. 7 FREE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2014 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. OPINION A4 C-SCAPES A6 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A11 HEALTHY LIVING A24 CLUB NOTES A20-22 ALUMNI NEWS A23 PETS A26 NETWORKING B6-8 OPEN HOUSE MAP B22 PUZZLES C12 BRIDGE C13 FILM REVIEW C15 INSIDE Anything growsC-Scapes columnist Cheryl Turner on the delights of sharing the bounty of her garden. A6 SocietyHumane Society Naples 16th annual Tea & Fashion Show, and more to-dos around town. C32 Bah humbugAs the holidays bear down, three Scrooges open up to Florida Weekly. C1 Doctors orders?Medical tourism combines procedures, pleasure. B1 www.FloridaWeekly.com Kids say the darndest things about ThanksgivingTalkin turkeyAs a child, I never thought very much about Thanksgiving besides the fact that my mother was out of commission for our needs, subsumed by the anxiety of creating a feast beyond reproach for a bunch of people who had never actually prepared such a feast themselves. Most of this was self-imposed pressure I know for a fact my father and grandfather would happily eat a roasted football as long all the family were gathered around the table but it also resulted in some truly magnificent meals and more than one family recipe. Having had the pleasure of preparing the feast a couple of times myself, I understand now how my mother must have felt to have large numbers of family descend and a whole lot to accomplish in a few hours. Children have a tendency to lurk around the periphery that day, only to surface all of a sudden when the dinner bell rings. As we learned from St. Elizabeth Setons youngest students, this results in some very funny ideas about how Thanksgiving dinner gets on the table at Thanksgiving.Mrs. Lopezs Pre-K Four students Evan Kulicki FW: Whats your favorite food on Thanksgiving? Evan: Eggs. ... and in some other alternatives to the mall WE ACTUALLY ENJOY BRAVING THE busy traffic and mall crowds to shop local as we work our way down our holiday lists, but knowing that not everyone feels the same, we set out to investigate this seasons gifting options for at-home shoppers. Once we started looking online and on TV, it didnt take long for our effort to take a slightly irreverent turn (we are, after all, journalists). Herewith, the best and some of the worst gift ideas from your favorite Florida Weekly editors and writers, offered in the helpful spirit of making your at-home holiday shopping a breeze. Ho! Ho! Ho!BY FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF_________________________ BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.com SEE TALKIN TURKEY, A18 SEE ON TV, A8
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2014 AFK AFFORDABLE FLOORING & KITCHENS 239-4-FLOORS (239-435-6677)afknaples.com 2700 Immokalee Road, #14 (in the Uptown Plaza near Sams Club) Affordable Luxury! To see more work remodels by AFK visit Like us on to follow our work! Visit Our Kitchen And Bath Remodeling Showroom Today! COMMENTARY A short completely unbiased history of immigrationSo President Barack Hussein Obama wants to let about five million illegal immigrants remain in the country and work without threat of deportation. Thats cool. Heres why: Because I am not a hypocrite (not today. Tomorrow offers a whole new set of possibilities). You have to be a hypocrite of the first order to deny that only two kinds of citizens really exist in the United States: Indians, and everybody else. And everybody else is illegal, if legality has anything at all to do with justice and right. That means you multi-generation Florida natives. Youre about as native as a snowstorm in Brazil and about as legal as heroin. That means me and my 11th generation grandfather, Roger Williams. He arrived here in 1634 and got chased out of Massachusetts at gunpoint on a winters night, because A) he insisted the government should not tell people how to practice their religion, and B) he also insisted the illegal immigrants should keep their treaties with the Indians. Puritan or not, grandpappy was nothing but a friggin liberal an illegal liberal at that, the first in the New World. The damn liberals have been whining and flower-waving ever since. I know I try to flower-wave every day, sometimes twice a day, just to make him proud. So now, 380 years later, about 313 million of our 316 million citizens are no more justifiably legal than the latest Mexican immigrant who just tiptoed across the Texas border last night. To argue that we have a greater right to be here because manifest destiny ordained us as natives and owners is like arguing that a Swiss banker has the greater right to own a famous painting because he bought it with francs from a Nazi, who stole it from a Jewish family. I say, horsepucky. But back to last week and those illegal immigrants. Texas Gov. Rick Perry was probably getting his beauty rest when it happened when some starving, beat-up little brown scrapper looking to steal a good job picking tomatoes or citrus or washing dirty dishes or sheets slipped through the wire. Such an immigration phenomenon defines American society, historically. Youve heard it before but its true: The Irish. The Italians. The Russians and Eastern Europeans. All treated horrifically by natives when they arrived. The French, the Spanish, the Germans, the Scandinavians, the Poles, the Cubans and other Caribbean Islanders. The Africans, for Gods sake. The Chinese, the Koreans, the Vietnamese and Cambodians and Thais. The Japanese. By the way, the most highly decorated American combat unit in World War II, the U.S. Armys 442 Regimental Combat Team with eight presidential unit citations and 26 Medals of Honor, was composed almost entirely of Japanese-Americans whose parents, immigrants in large part, were unceremoniously dumped into internment camps during the war. We sure know how to show our immigrants a good time, dont we? Those families had come to the United States to work. Now, its the poor Mexicans and the Central and South Americans, among others. Why are many of the best people I know either immigrants or the children of immigrants? I know people who actually walked here from Guatemala. Walked. What do you suppose it adds to the country when people willing to scrabble so hard to get here and just work at anything make it on foot? Immigrants, historically, mean power and energy in this society. Courage and love of their children are what they bring. And yes, sometimes meanness and misery. So what? While we fine-tune our broken immigration policies while we ignore or dont ignore the words on the Statue of Liberty theyre coming anyway. And our characters will be defined by how we treat them. Always. In every generation. No one knows this better, or argues this more eloquently, than Dr. Robert Hilliard, a professor emeritus from Emerson College in Boston and the author of many books. Dr. Hilliard, the son of a Russian immigrant father and a French immigrant mother, is also a twice-wounded combat veteran and survivor of the bloody Battle of the Bulge, in World War II. Heres what he said about the American character a couple of months ago on Sanibel Island, when he was invited to speak there at a veterans event, Spirit of 5. If you, like me (were in Europe at wars end), you saw tens of thousands of displaced persons freed from concentration camps and slave labor factories wandering in the American and British zones of Germany and Austria, seeking food and shelter. The Army and the military government were not prepared for the refugees and thousands continued to die for lack of food, shelter, clothing and medicines. I documented this in my book, Surviving the Americans, and it was documented by Nobel Prize-winning concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel in his book, Night, and in the Academy Award-winning documentary film, The Long Way Home. While the Army and Military Government did virtually nothing for these people, they survived because individual GIs literally gave them the food out of their mess kits and the shirts off their backs. American compassionate servicemen and women saved thousands of lives of survivors through their individual caring. We did it a number of ways, including stealing food from our mess halls to bring to the starving survivors. The cooks were selling our food on the black market anyway and we put it to better use. We would browbeat German burgermeisters mayors into getting us food to take to the (refugee) camps. The German civilians were getting more rations from the occupation forces than their surviving victims. Was what we did illegal? Probably. But sometimes it is more important to be illegal than to insist on legality that results in the suffering and even death of innocent people. Especially children. In the end, American immigration policy has always and only been about three things: our compassion or lack thereof, our children, and our future. l j i b b u roger WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2014 OPINION amy GOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly Why Jonathan Gruber deserves our thanksThe epic search of the Greek philosopher Diogenes for an honest man is finally over. His name is Jonathan Gruber, an MIT economist once known as an intellectual architect of Obamacare, although his status is being rapidly downgraded by the laws supporters with every one of his uncomfortably frank utter ances about President Barack Obamas signature initiative. Video surfaced of Gruber saying at a panel discussion at the University of Pennsylv ania last year that the law was written in a deceptive, nontransparent way to exploit the stupidity of the American voter. Gruber swiftly went on MSNBC to explain that his comments should be discounted because he was speaking off the cuff. Then two other videos surfaced of him saying much the same thing at different venues. Gruber has done us all a favor by affording us an unvarnished look into the progressive mind, which values complexity over simplicity, favors indirect taxes and impositions on the American public so their costs can be hidden, and has a dim view of the average American. Complexity is a staple of liberal policymaking. It is a product of its scale and reach, but also of the imperative to hide the ball. Taxing and spending and redistributive schemes tend to be unpopular, so clever ways have to be found to deny that they are happening. This is what Gruber was getting at. One reason Obamacare was so convoluted is that its supporters didnt want to straightforwardly admit how much the law was raising taxes and leveraging the young and healthy to subsidize everyone else. Gruber crowed about the exertions undertaken to make an unpopular tax on expensive health-insurance plans, the so-called Cadillac tax, more palatable. It was levied on employers instead of employees. No one realized, Gruber explained, that the tax would be functionally the same even if not directly imposed on workers. This wasnt a oneoff deception. This kind of sleight of hand is crucial to the progressive project, which always involves imposing taxes, regulations and mandates at one remove from the average person so he or she wont realize that the costs are passed down regardless. The debate between conservatives and liberals on health-care policy and much else comes down to how much average Americans can be trusted to make decisions on their own without the guiding, correcting hand of government. An assumption that Americans are incompetent is woven into the lefts worldview. It is reluctant to entrust individuals with free choice for fear they will exercise it poorly and irresponsibly. So Gruber deserves to be listened to, even if he ultimately got it wrong. The public is smarter than he and other Obamacare supporters give it credit for. It has never believed the magical, deliberately deceptive promises about Obamacare, or supported the law that continues to be a drag on the Democratic Party. Rather than congratulating themselves on their cleverness, the laws architects might better reflect on how, even with crushing majorities in the House and the Senate, they had to lie and obfuscate to get Obamacare passed. That is damning commentary, not on the American public, but their misbegotten handiwork. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.Keystone, climate change and the coldIt was a dramatic scene in the Senate this last week. As Sen. Elizabeth Warren, presiding, announced the defeat of the Keystone XL pipeline, a Crow Creek Sioux man from South Dakota sang out in the Senate gallery. A massive peoples climate movement against extracting some of the dirtiest oil on the planet had prevailed ... at least for now. It was a Democrat, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, representing oil interests, who tried to push the pipeline through. She hoped its passage would help her in the Dec. 6 runoff election against her challenger, Congressman Bill Cassidy, who sponsored a similar bill in the House. The Republicans have promised to reintroduce the bill when they take control of the Senate in January. The coalition against the Keystone XL is broad-based. It includes environmentalists, indigenous activists, farmers and ranchers, concerned about both climate change and protecting their land. They are worried about an oil spill into the Ogallala Aquifer, one of the largest aquifers in the world, which extends from South Dakota to Texas and provides water for millions of people. The name of one partner organization signals how unique this coalition is: the Cowboy and Indian Alliance. Out in the sandhills and great plains of the West, residents who in the 19th century were more likely than not to be adversaries have joined together to confront TransCanada Corp.s aggressive plan to force its pipeline through their land. The fight has just started, Cyril Scott told me. He is the president of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. We have to gear up and be ready and start our own campaign to make sure we secure enough support to stop this black snake thats going to harm not only Indian country, but the United States of America. The Keystone XL pipelines primary function will be to move oil from the tar sands region of Alberta to port facilities on the South Texas coast, for shipping to overseas customers. It will enable expanded extraction of the tar sands, a form of oil that is much more environmentally destructive than other types. Climate scientist James Hansen, former director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, wrote in The New York Times, If Canada proceeds, and we do nothing, it will be game over for the climate. Hansen is one of more than 1,200 people who were arrested in front of the White House, protesting Keystone XL. In years past, President Barack Obama claimed that if the Keystone XL pipeline were not approved, then TransCanada would build a pipeline that avoids the U.S. entirely, sending the oil through Canada, to either its east or west coast. Naomi Klein says that argument doesnt wash anymore. She is a climate activist and author of a new movement bible, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. The day before the Senate vote, she told me, The tar sands are really surrounded by opposition. Everywhere they try to build a new pipeline or expand an existing pipeline, theyre facing fierce direct action as well as legal challenges by indigenous people and by other interests. So, the idea that if you dont build Keystone, theyll get it out anyway, is absurd. TransCanada is clearly worried about the movement. Leaked documents obtained by Greenpeace reveal that TransCanada has hired Edelman, the worlds largest public-relations firm, to wage a campaign against groups that are trying to block their pipeline projects. The documents reveal that Edelman has already created an astroturf group, a fake civic organization that promotes a pro-pipeline agenda, and proposes that 40 Edelman PR professionals will work to harass and confound the protest groups. President Obama signaled before the Senate vote that he has grown skeptical of the Keystone XL, and its proponents claims that it will create jobs and lower domestic gasoline prices: Understand what this project is: It is providing the ability of Canada to pump their oil, send it through our land down to the Gulf, where it will be sold everywhere else. Meanwhile, another president, Cyril Scott of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, said in a statement: We will close our reservation borders to Keystone XL. Authorizing Keystone XL is an act of war against our people. With record-breaking cold gripping the nation this week, and a years worth of snow dumping on Buffalo, N.Y., in a single day, we have to ask: What will it take to listen to the science, and to aggressively address the global threat of catastrophic climate change? 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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Attend this informative lecture and receive a complimentary hearing screening. Dr. Roberts will explain the treatment options available for moderate to severe hearing loss as well as conductive and mixed hearing loss. Scr eenings will be administered by audiology after the lecture. A box lunch will be provided. Reservations are required. Call today to reserve your seat. Limit 20 people. TO RSVP, CALL 348-4180 TO RSVP, CALL 348-4180 Thursday, December 4 6:00-7:00 p.m. 6101 Pine Ridge Road, Hospital Lobby Dennis Hidlebaugh, M.D., Gynecology Thursday, December 11 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 6101 Pine Ridge Road, Clinic, 2nd Floor Jay Roberts, M.D., Otolaryngology (ENT) Independent Members of the Medical Staff PhysiciansRegional.com TREAT YOURSELF TO A HEALTHY HOLIDAY! CSCAPESAnything grows For about a year now, I have had an acrimonious relationship with my grocery budget. Like an errant teenager, the more I try to understand and accommodate it, the more ungrateful and unruly it becomes. Ive also grown increasingly concerned about the quality of my food. There are just too many cases of weird illnesses, upset stomachs and strange tastes (like that piece of bread I bit into recently that had a distinct metallic flavor to it). Ive tried to go organic, but if I thought my grocery bill was a lot before, look out. Then it occurred to me: I live in this great natural paradise where almost anything grows. Already, I have a portion of my backyard dedicated to a little tomato patch and herb garden, so why not expand to other veggies and fruits? I wouldnt even have to use more of my backyard. So many of the things I enjoy, I can grow in pots on my lanai. Herbs, avocado, even those little bananas, so sweet and yummy. I conferred with my husband, who is an arborist, and then had a longer-thanusual visit with the experts at Driftwood Garden Center. I spent a little more money than I had intended, but I wanted to ensure the return on investment would be fabulous and delicious. When I pulled into the driveway after my outing, there, hanging on my front door was a bag of grapefruit left there by a good friend. If youve ever had citrus freshly picked from the tree, you know the flavor is out of this world. Youll never again order freshsqueezed grapefruit or orange juice in a restaurant because it cant even come close to the real deal. Anyway, this friends harvest far exceeds its capacity to be consumed like 10 times the capacity. Same with my mango friend, my Meyer lemon friend, my Key lime friend and my avocado friend, all of whom face the same ridiculously excessive yield that I do with my little tomato patch. And then there are the two friends with orange trees. One has a Valencia that produces in spring; the other has a Hamlin that produces in the fall. Between the two of them, I can have truly fresh-squeeze orange juice almost every day of the year. Mmm. This all got me to thinking: If we could form a sort of consortium to coordinate what was being grown and harvested by whom and when, we could have a good chunk of our mutual grocery bills covered and at the same time we could enjoy produce that we knew was fresh, delicious and safe. But it would have to be a loose consortium, I told myself. It would have to remain fun so. It couldnt morph into a business with pick-up schedules, shared expenses, ledgers and who-knows-what else. I started by making calls to my fruit and vegetable friends, and it seems like we might just be able to get this thing going. Well all have our own little Victory Gardens ala World War II only our victory will be over the grocery bill. Already theres talk about our sharing recipes and canning (tangerine marmalade, lemonade base, Italian red sauce, flash-frozen orange juice and on and on) together. We might even have monthly dinners to sample the goods. But Im getting way ahead of myself. The important thing is to keep the goal in mind, to grow and share our yield with one another. We know that in the end, it might not work, but we all agree that we must try to do something to cut our grocery bills and improve the quality of our food while doing something good for the environment. Oh, and have a little fun in the process. (In the course of my research for this column, I discovered Collier Family Farms, an excellent source for fresh, organic veggies and citrus. Another excellent resource is Food and Thought, a retail organic grocery, bakery, florist and juice bar as well as a purveyor of herbal supplements, beauty products and sustainable clothing. It also happens to be one my all-time favorite restaurants.) When shes not tending to her tomato patch and herb garden, Cheryl Turner is busy working with her many real estate clients. e w m d b cherylTURNERCheryl@cherylturner.com
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2014 Joe! Joe! Joe!We have so many questions about this, and they all boil down to: Why? Why does someone want to smell like coffee? Why does someone want her loved one to think she smells like coffee? Why doesnt she just make coffee? Why did someone think this was a good idea? Is this what the Industrial Revolution has wrought? Whatever this item produces in bafflement it lacks in flair. Coffee-scented perfume would have been so much more practical, stylish (maybe) and executable, and yet we have a stinky, mud-brown T-shirt that is destined to be combined with washed-out yoga pants and Netflix-streaming of Gilmore Girls. Wardrobe fail. $28; skymall.com Reach for the Quite possibly, the worst Christmas gift ever. Just the name alone made us wonder, Is this really what I think it is? Yes, lo and behold, the Long Reach Comfort Wipe is a toilet aid for those who, for whatever reason, cannot wipe themselves properly. This product not only manages to broach the subject of dirty hineys, but even worse, invokes images of the struggle in the bathroom that those who need it must have. We can think of only one place it might be appropriate for this to show up: your next White Elephant or Dirty Santa party. $9.95; AsSeenonTv.comBring home The BaconatorThe handy, made-in-the-U.S.A. Makin Bacon microwave bacon rack is a kitchen darling that crisps bacon with no mess in the micro. Utilizing its clothesline approach, simply hang strips of bacon over the heat-tolerant plastic poles and drape with paper towel. Give it a minute a strip, and voil! Perfectly crisp bacon, released of up to 35 percent of its fat. We confess to being insiders. Two Florida Weekly editors affectionately nicknamed this The Baconator long before a fast-food chain claimed the title for a burger. Doesnt matter. Well just struggle into our big girl pants and waddle on. $12.99; amazon.comBut its not a floor waxThe tiny, low-tech Wallet Ninja contains 18 little life hacks in one simple package. It serves as a hex wrench, can opener, bottle opener, inch ruler, centimeter ruler, letter opener, box opener, phone stand, peeler and as a Phillips, flat or eyeglass screwdriver. You can also slide a credit card into it and make a cell phone stand. Counterintuitively, however, the Wallet Ninja cannot be thrown like a Chinese star. Still, it will likely come in more handy than a pair of nunchucks at your next weekend barbecue. $9.99; walletninja.comShake em offThese cat-ear headbands are a replica of the pair Taylor Swift wore in her 2 music video. Remember? Know what were talking about? Of course you dont. Buy these for your daughter or niece whos 10-14 years old. When she opens the package, exclaim, Theyre a replica of the pair Taylor wore in her music video 2, and they go great with any outfit! Follow our advice and you might be able to make an otherwise elusive connection with the special young person in your life. Isnt that just what youve always wanted? $19.99; store.taylorswift.comPucker up Fullips, for an older baby boomer grandmother who just wants to look a little bit better, is a suction device that latches onto the lips to create a fuller pout. First of all, were frightened at the amount of suction necessary to keep this look going for a few hours. And second of all, the woman starring in the ad more closely resembles a Real Housewife of New Jersey than Joni Mitchell. How is that fair? $19.99-$48.99; skymall.comNo monkey businessConsider natures most cleverly designed fruit: the banana. Its a fully ingestible, highly nutritious food source that comes rea dy-wrapped in a resilient, biodegradable skin. How can we improve upon that design? Plastic, of course. The Banana Bunker prophylactic shields your bananas from bruising or from oozing their pulp onto your belongings. From one of the photos displayed on the manufacturers website, it also appears that the bunker makes your bananas suitable for displaying with your fine crystal. The bunker also works for transporting plantains, small cucumbers and loose hot dogs. $6.99 or five for $29.99; bananabunker.comAtta boy! Do you love a narcissist? How about someone totally devoid of self-worth? Give him this box of applause or laughter and indulge his most prominent neuroses. Good as a psychological boost for the well-adjusted, bad for those who have misconceptions about their value to the human race. $24.95; skymall.com Sweat it outIt sounds so much like Santa Claus, Sauna Pants practically embodies the season of giving. And certainly, its a great gift for the season of eating. Just turn the dial and Sauna Pants heats those hard-hit holiday areas you might not be able to work following a season of festive breakfasts, brunches, lunches, snacks, cocktail hours, dinners, desserts and nightcaps. Slip into these thermal dandies and usher the jolly old elf out of the stomach, waist, butt and hips. In just 50 Sauna Pants minutes, you could be releasing toxic fluids faster than Lake Okeechobee after a runoff. As an added benefit, Sauna Pants heat helps ease tight muscles and sore joints. $39.95; AsSeenOnTv.comCool dreamsLets face it, Florida provides plenty of hot, sultry nights but not the kind youd dream about. Were talking about heat-induced insomnia from night sweats, sunburn, insect bites and hot flashes. Headaches, fevers, muscle aches and sore feet. Someone in the know invented Chillow, the pillow-cooling pad that circulates water to absorb and douse the heat when you douse the lights. Its water-cooled memory foam goodness with soft, medical-grade hypoallergenic material. Best of all, its totally unplugged: no electricity or batteries. $12.99 for two; chillow.comStash it sexy One of our favorite features of amateur inventors is the ability to make humanitys key innovations look like sliced bread all over again. Heres the GirlyGoGarter, the un-purse that requires women to expose themselves in order to access their essential items. Surprisingly, many of the reviewers state they found the garter much more useful than their bra. We suspect many of these women find themselves toe-up at the Redneck Yacht Club more often than the rest of us, so well pass on the GirlyGoGarter and stick with a handbag, clutch, wallet, ID case or pocket. $36.99; skymall.com Sweet dreamsGreat for long trips where the only cure for your jangled holiday nerves is to nestle your head between Santas ample soft cheeks. The plump yet firm legs are said to offer great neck support. Let your fellow travelers know what an enthusiastic holiday-lover you are by letting loose with the sounds of yuletide flatulence. A button on one of the feet triggers fart sounds and wisecracks from Santa, including: Smells like Christmas! and Oh, Rudolph, what did you eat?! $16.99; stupid.comThe eye has it Looking to win friends and influence people? Strap this giant lenticular eye to your body and watch friends flock to your side as it winks at passersby. It kind of reminds us of Winifred Sandersons spell book in the Halloween classic Hocus Pocus. Most of us would prefer to keep images of disembodied eyes in our minds and movies, but we all prob-ON TVFrom page 1
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2014 NEWS A9 VISIT OUR OPEN HOUSES SUNDAYS 1-4 PMCall today for a complimentary tour and learn more about membership at Wyndemere. A limited number of non-resident golf and social memberships are also available! For more information call Cheri Martin, Membership Director at 239-643-6336 or visit www.wyndemere.comJoin the fun and active lifestyle with new friends at Wyndemere Country Club. New 51,600 sq ft clubhouse offering appealing dining options with beautiful views 12 Har-Tru tennis courts, stadium seating & adjoining T iebreaker Caf State-of-the-art tness center 27-hole Arthur Hills championship golf course with 18 holes superbly renovated in 2014 Resort-style in nity edge pool and spa Numerous social events and a variety of activities for ever y memberFITS YOUR LIFESTYLE TO A TEE 700 Wyndemere Way, Naples, Florida 34105 239.643.6336 Wyndemere is located on Livingston Road, 1 mile south of Pine Ridge Road www.wyndemere.comably know a goofy little Goth girl who would love it. $39; skymall.comWe all screamCheapskate gourmands unite with this low-tech ice cream maker. Toss your ingredients into the two compartments dont forget the rock salt and let your kids go crazy with it in the backyard. Its a lazy treat and a science lesson in one cost-effective swoop. You can keep your shiny and expensive contraption, Williams-Sonoma, weve finally found a good use for our kids relentless energy. $34.95; hammacherschlemmer.comBop til you dropThere was a time when fat belly-tobelly slaps were something shirtless grown men did to celebrate things like home runs or scoring a safety. (It was as gross as it sounds.) Also, there were days hence when children wrestled and tackled one another without cause or concern for their own safety and without the benefits of padding or protection. To remedy both these scenarios, scientists developed inflatable body bumpers that promise to deliver more fun than a pillow fight! These provide all the thrills of high-impact human contact without all that pesky (and dangerous) human contact. Sumo Bumper Boppers: $14.97; walmart.com Adult Body Boppers: $45; orientaltrading.comEat your vegetables Created for humanitys anti-carb population, the Veggetti turns veggies into spaghetti. Zucchini and squash are healthier than traditional pasta, Veggetti officials reveal, explaining that the dieters go-to gadget cuts thin spaghettior thick fettuccini-sized zucchini and squash noodles in seconds. Wow, really? Grateful for the nutritional heads-up, we learned Veggettis secret: ultra-sharp stainless steel blades that effortlessly slice through vegetables for endless pasta strips. Though endless might be a slight exaggeration, Veggetti works on whole foods such as zucchini and squash (and carrots and potatoes for those less carbphobic). Its dishwasher safe and reusable. Its also manually operated, so it doesnt require pesky batteries, the bane of holiday gift giving. $14.95; AsSeenOnTv.comJust add spicesHow could we not love the Spicy Shelf? It promises to turn a mess of spices into an organized masterpiece. And who doesnt want to turn a mess into a masterpiece? Spicy Shelfs beautiful, organized storage with front-row visibility expands and contracts to fit narrow and wide cabinets, up to 32.75 inches. Put two side by side in an extra-wide cabinet or stack them to conserve space. Think outside the UPS delivery box and use Spicy Shelf for medicines, supplements, nail polish, cosmetics and even crafts. But wait, theres more! The Spicy Shelf requires no tools for installation. And just when you thought it couldnt get any better, Spicy Shelf is offered as a buy-one-get-one package. $19.95; AsSeenOnTv.com The Florida Weekly secret shoppers: Lisette Arias, Kathy Grey, Lindsey Nesmith, Osvaldo Padilla, Cindy Pierce and Betty Wells
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Weve received a lot of help from society, said one homegrown (and wealthy) entrepreneur, and now it is our turn to pay back. Offended! (tiptoeing in America) Steve Soifer, CEO of an international support group for people with shy bladders, excoriated DirecTV in November for its series of commercials featuring Rob Lowe, w hose awkward character in one ad stands at a urinal and says, Fact: I cant go with other people in the room. Soifer says the ad ridicules a serious problem and compared it to making fun of a man missing an arm or leg. Lt. Col. Sherwood Baker was turned away from Adams High School in Rochester, Mich., in September by a guard who said a school official sent word that Baker was not allowed in to discuss his daughters class schedule until he changed to civilian clothes because a student might be offended by his military uniform. (The Rochester school superintendent later apologized.) n The British Embassy in Washington, D.C., apologized twice in August, first a tonguein-cheek apology for Englands War of 1812 attack on the White House and then for making that apology in the first place because of a backlash on Twitter from Americans complaining the jokey apology was offensive. Bright ideas David Van Vleet asked for certain supposedly public records in Tacoma, Wash., and was forced into federal court when the city turned him down. Van Vleet wanted data from the city licenses of strip club employees (dancers stage and real names, date of birth, etc.) so that he could pray for them individually, by name, to make his appeals more effective. (In October, Judge Ronald Leighton denied Van Vleet a temporary restraining order against the city.) The Washington, D.C., restaurant Second State recently added an accessory to its bar menu hand-cut rock, i.e., artisanal ice, for $1 extra (but free in premium drinks). The local supplier Favourite Ice assures that its frozen water contains no calcium to cloud it and, with a heavy-duty band-saw blade, hand-cuts 200-to-300-pound blocks into the cubes that ultimately wind up in the glass. A Favourite Ice founder said his frozen water resists drink-weakening longer than ordinary cubes do. Ewwww gross!Daniela Liverani, 24, of Edinburgh, Scotland, and British singer Katie Melua recently survived inadvertent, grotesque ordeals hosting, respectively, a 3-inch leech and a spider. The leech had found its way into Liveranis nose during an Asian backpacking trip and had poked part-way out several times (though Liverani had assumed it was a nosebleed clot and sniffed (it) back up). When she finally saw a doctor in October, she said, the leech played peek-a-boo for a half-hour until the doctor grabbed it with tweezers. Meluas tiny spider apparently lived in her ear for a week, creating a constant rustling noise until her doctor vacuumed it out. She guessed that it came in through old earbud headphones on an airline flight. (Her spokesperson said the singer had no hard feelings and had released the spider into her garden.) Chutzpah The law finally caught up, partially, to squatter Darrell Beatty in September, as he was charged with grand larceny for forging a deed to a home owned by Jennifer Merin, 70, in Laurelton, N.Y. However, he bailed out of jail on Oct. 22 and immediately returned to the house. In fact, Beattys two sons had remained at home even while Beatty was locked up. The home has been in Merins family since 1930. Mind-boggling, she said. The Gothamist news site reported in October that bicyclist John Roemer, who was rear-ended by a driver in Brooklyn in May (and whose intensive-care bill was paid by the drivers insurance company), is now being sued by the driver in small claims court for $2,000 damage to her car. In November, a civil court in Lindau, Germany, ordered Rory Gray to pay Dr. Daniel Ubani for calling Ubani an animal (for having injected Grays father with 10 times a drugs safe dose in 2008, which led to his death). The court found the epithet unwarranted and ordered Gray to help pay Ubanis legal expenses. Well, of course The owner of the worlds largest corn maze (63 acres), at Cool Patch Pumpkins in Dixon, Calif., told Sacramentos KOVR-TV in October that several times this season, visitors have called 911 to come get them out of the maze. Said owner Matt Cooley, When its dark, all you see is corn. (Also, two months earlier, an emergency crew in Braintree, England, was forced to use special equipment to find and rescue an elderly woman who had fallen while inside the 10-acre Blake House Craft Centre maze.) In a $460,000 police-brutality settlement with the city of Birmingham, Ala., in October, plaintiff Anthony Warren will receive $1,000, with the rest going to his lawyers. (The un-angelic Anthony is serving 20 years for running over an officer during a high-speed car chase in 2008; he took a beating once officers caught him.) Condemned California inmate Steven Homick, 74, finally took his last breath on Nov. 5 more than 29 years after committing the two murders that put him on death row. However, Homick died of natural causes (the 65th condemned California man to go that way in the last 35 years). NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2014 Conservancy plans luncheon with a focus on waterClean water is essential to all life, the basis of the Southwest Florida community and the foundation of its economy. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida hosts the inaugural Water Works luncheon, an afternoon to benefit Southwest Floridas most valuable natural resource, Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the Naples Yacht Club. The recent passage of Amendment 1 demonstrates that the vast majority of Floridians support the protection of the Sunshine States rivers, lakes, springs, coastal waters and natural areas for future generations, says Conservancy President and CEO Rob Moher. The Water Works luncheon will bring together like-minded citizens to learn more about the Conservancys work and how they can become more involved in protection of our water quality, fisheries and estuaries, so that together we can protect our quality of life for generations to come, Mr. Moher adds. Starting at 11 a.m., the event will include a three-course meal and a meet and greet and keynote presentation by National Geographics Joel Bourne, an award-winning journalist who has covered environmental issues impacting water nationally and internationally for the past 20 years. The presenting sponsor is The Naples Trust Company; supporting sponsors are Naples Yacht Club, Hurley Travel Experts, CRS Technology Consultants, PNC Bank and the Naples Daily News. Tickets are $200. Registration can be completed by calling 403-4200 or by visiting conservancy. org/waterworksevent. Deadline for reservations is Dec. 22. Conservancy of Southwest Florida began 50 years ago when community leaders came together to defeat a proposed Road to Nowhere and spearheaded the acquisition and protection of Rookery Bay. The organization focuses on the critical environmental issues of the Southwest Florida region Glades, Hendry, Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties with a mission to protect its water, land and wildlife. Conservancy of Southwest Florida and its Nature Center are at 1495 Smith Preserve Way, south of The Naples Zoo off Goodlette-Frank Road. For more information, call 262-0304 or visit conservancy.org. MOHER PAWS Assistance Dogs volunteers available for speaking engagementsPAWS Assistance Dogs is booking speaking engagements and demonstrations for the 2015 season. The nonprofit organization promotes independence and enhanced quality of life for veterans and children with special needs through life-changing partnerships with skilled assistance dogs. Each PAWS service dog in training performs community service throughout its two-plus years of training and contributes to various therapy dog programs in childrens education and literacy. Other programs provide compassionate canine care for children and women at risk. Local community partners include the David Lawrence Center, Collier County Library, Collier County Sheriffs Office, senior centers, childcare facilities and schools. PAWS Assistance Dogs are always placed at no cost to those they serve. PAWS handlers contribute hundreds of hours and serve thousands of individuals each year. The program receives no government funding and is totally dependent on the support of organizations, companies and individuals to provide the financial means and public awareness needed to accomplish its mission. Through the PAWS speakers bureau, staff and volunteers are available to educate the local community. Canine assisted therapy programs and speakers can be booked for schools, clubs, businesses and other organizations. Tours and demonstrations at the PAWS academy can also be arranged. For more information, call 775-1660 or email email@example.com. Master Gardeners share their expertise Collier County Master Gardeners conduct a tour and discuss what grows well in Southwest Florida from 9-10 a.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at UF-IFAS extension service headquarters, 14700 Immokalee Road. The next tour is Dec. 2. The center has a native plant garden, a Master Gardener color garden, a succulent garden, a vegetable/recycle garden, a garden of the senses, a butterfly garden, and a hydroponic and aquaponics demonstration greenhouse. The Tuesday sessions also include a lesson in backyard composting.Attendance is free. For more information, call 252-4800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Help out at the museum in your free timeThe Friends of the Collier County Museum are looking for cheerful volunteers to help with sales in the gift shop at the main museum in the Collier County Government Complex at 3331 Tamiami Trail E. Shifts are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Training is provided. For more information, call 450-4549. TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION, VISIT US AT NAPLES.CONCEPT1010.COM One-On-OneAlways. Medically Approved.GOODBYE BACK PAIN! Naples THE MOST EFFECTIVE, NONINVASIVE BACK PAIN CURE. 90% OF ALL BACK PAIN IS EITHER GONE OR GREATLY REDUCED AFTER A FEW SESSIONS. CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR COMPLIMENTARY SESSION! 2240 Venetian Court Naples, FL 34109 Encore-Realty.com Dante DiSabatoBroker AssociateDante@Encore-Realty.com 239.537.5351 Live Luxury with Naples True Concierge Broker.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2014 CCSO has tips for holiday shoppersStay alert in stores and onlineAs the holiday shopping season shifts into full gear, the Collier County Sheriffs Office steps up its efforts to keep everyone in the community safe. Deputies will be patrolling retail parking lots when shoppers hit the stores for Black Friday specials starting Thanksgiving Day and on Friday, Nov. 28. Throughout the holiday season, they will patrol on foot, in cars and on horseback. Theyll also use the agencys Skywatch Sentinel to help keep a close eye on shopping center parking lots. Deputies have been out reminding store managers to adjust parking lot lighting if theyre planning to offer extended hours of nighttime shopping. CCSO also reminds everyone to follow these holiday shopping tips: n Shop during daylight hours when possible. If shopping at night, dont go alone. Park in a well-lit area. Leave your expensive jewelry at home. Do not carry a purse or wallet, if possible. They are prime targets in crowded areas. Keep your money and credit cards in a front pocket. Avoid carrying large amounts of money. Stay alert to your surroundings. When you are done shopping, locate your keys and have them in your hand before you leave the store or mall. Dont leave shopping bags, wallets or purses in an unattended vehicle.Online shoppingWith the added convenience of shopping online, you need to know how to protect your bank account and identity. Here are some tips to help keep your personal information safe: Use companies you know. When making purchases online, make sure the website you are using is secured with https://www... in the URL, and make certain the padlock symbol is on the bottom of your browser. Read the companys privacy statement carefully. Will it sell your personal information to other companies? Trust your instincts. If something doesnt seem right, then it probably isnt. Limit the amount of personal information you give out. Print all online receipts. Consider obtaining a credit card that you use only when shopping online to easily keep track of all your purchases. If possible, call in your order. Notify the issuer if your credit card is lost or stolen. AAA, Anheuser Busch offer Tow to Go service to drivers over the holiday weekend SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYOne in five consumers say they have never used a designated driver while away from home and drinking, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse survey. AAA and Bud Light urge motorists to plan ahead for the holiday weekend if they will be out drinking. This means choosing a designated driver, staying where you are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of sober transportation. Its unsettling that we still have a significant number of people that have never used a designated driver when they are drinking away from home, Gerry Gutowski of AAA says. With so many travelers this holiday weekend, its more important than ever to plan ahead and celebrate safely. Whether you are a AAA member or not, you can call for a Tow to Go ride anytime through Saturday night, Nov. 29. AAA will safely transport you and your vehicle home or somewhere safe within 10 miles. The service is offered by AAA in partnership with Anheuser-Busch. The brewer provides funding for the service and also works with bars and restaurants to educate servers on the importance of not over-serving their customers. Meant to be used as a last resort, Tow to Go is offered based on availability of AAA drivers and tow trucks during times of high call volume. Since its inception in 1998, Tow to Go has safely removed more than 23,000 impaired drivers from the roads. The number to call in Florida is (855) 286-9246. The Collier County Sheriffs Office invites the community to Stuff The Cuffs to help the Harry Chapin Food Bank feed the hungry in Southwest Florida. Through Wednesday, Dec. 3, canned and non-perishable donations can be placed this receptacle at the CCSO administration building, 3319 U.S. 41 E. The food bank serves more than 30,000 individuals each month. Call Us To Schedule Your Consultation Today.239.963.4093myLHS.com Let us help you make your kitchen dreams come true..... Design & Remodeling
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FW: Does the rest of your family eat turkey? Jorge: Yes. FW: Who makes the turkey? Jorge: Santa. FW: What about pumpkin pie? Who makes that? Jorge: Santa makes it. They all cook with Santa. Tomas Sandoval FW: What do you like to eat on Thanksgiving? Tomas: Chocolate. FW: Who makes your chocolate? Tomas: We get it at the store. FW: Does anybody eat turkey? Tomas: No. FW: Does anybody cook? T omas: M om. FW: What does she cook? Tomas: Everything. FW: Everything? Whats the first thing? Tomas: Pancakes. FW: Whats the second thing? Tomas: A sandwich. FW: Whats the third thing? Tomas: Beans and rice.Mrs. Crowleys Kindergartners Emma Trombley FW: What happens on your familys Thanksgiving? Emma: First people come over to my house and the ones I really like, they come over with my cousin Dalia. Momma, she puts the turkey on the table and we all talk. When all the kids are done we play while the grown ups talk. FW: How does your mom cook the turkey? Emma: She uses fried chicken. Maybe she buys it at the store and brings it to the kitchen. Then she puts on the crumple stuff that you put on the ham like ham stuff. FW: Whats the ham stuff? Emma: I dont know what its called. FW: What does she put in the stuffing? Emma: She puts Oreo stuff on top of it. I dont know what she puts inside the turkey. FW: What do you have for dessert on thanksgiving? Emma: I think like chicken pie or something. FW: Chicken pie? Emma: One time I had chicken pie and one time I had apple pie. I have apple pie sometimes, but most times I have chicken pie. I have all different kinds of pie. Brendan Walsh FW: Whats Thanksgiving like at your house? Brendan: Its cool. FW: Hows it cool? Brendan: Because its cool. If you want to know what people set it up, its my mom and dad and my sister. Before the people come to our house, they are getting ready. Then my mom makes dinner because shes the best cook. Actually my dad is. He taught my mom how to cook. FW: How do they cook they turkey? Brendan: They put it in the oven, but first they put cinnamon on it and sometimes they put bologna wraps on it. FW: What do you have for dessert? Brendan: Sometimes we have chocolate. Its a chocolate hot fudge brownie. FW: Who cleans up? Brendan: We all clean up together, but my poppa doesnt help because hes 53 years old. Maximus Gonzalez FW: Whats Thanksgiving like in your family? Maximus: I dont do Thanksgiving. All I do is just eat a turkey. FW: Thats all you do? How do you get the turkey? Maximus: I just put icing, chocolate fudge and tacos on it. And I put salad and chicken. FW: This all goes in your turkey? Maximus: Yes.Mrs. Gurleys First Grade Class Nikki Reinert FW: What is Thanksgiving? Nikki: Thanksgiving is a holiday where we celebrate thanks. FW: What do you eat on Thanksgiving? Nikki: Turkey. My grandma makes it. FW: How do you think she does that? Nikki: Well, I think it happens because she just takes the turkey and puts it in the oven FW: Who comes to your Thanksgiving? Nikki: I have my cousin Rachel from Gloriana, my mom, my dad, my grandma, my sister, my brother and thats it. FW: Do you have dessert? Nikki: We make pocket pies. We take this dough and we roll it out. Then we take these little cutters and cut the dough. Then you squish it together and it makes a pocket pie, but first you have to put a cherry inside. FW: Is cherry the only kind of pocket pie you make? Nikki: We do different fruits like cherries and raspberries and blueberries. Angelya Burberry FW: How does your family do Thanksgiving? Angelya: One Thanksgiving, Grandpa and Ron and Russ came over and they caught a turkey. FW: Hold on. They caught a turkey? Where did they catch a turkey? Angelya: Um, from my farm in the back. They brought it out in the front where we drive out and they slaughtered it. Then the night before Thanksgiving my grandpa said to take the turkey and put it in the sink and try to pluck out all the feathers. FW: What did you eat with your turkey? Angelya: Mashed potatoes with gravy. We put b utter, I think, in the turkey. I think we also had asparagus and couscous. FW: Who cooked the turkey? Angelya: Well, my mommy didnt really cook it. My grandma cooked it, and you know how its kind of hard to carve it? FW: Yeah. Angelya: Uncle James carved the turkey because my mommys not really good at carving the turkey. Last time it was Thanksgiving, my mom had to kind of hack in there. There were like a thousand pieces because she didnt carve the turkey right. FW: Is that when people decided she wasnt allowed to carve anymore? Angelya: Yeah. Ryan Toole FW: What do you eat on Thanksgiving? Ryan : Last year I didnt even have turkey. I had salmon instead. FW: Salmon instead? Why did you have salmon instead? Ryan: Because its better. FW: Where did your dad get it? Ryan: He caught it. FW: He did? Theres no salmon in Florida. Ry a n : Yeah, there is. FW: Did he go somewhere else to catch it? Ryan: I think he went to Maine. FW: Are you having turkey this year? Ryan: Yes. FW: Where are you getting your turkey? Ryan: We got it from Costco. FW: Whos going to cook it? Ryan: Probably my dad on the Green Egg. FW: Whats a Green Egg? Ryan: Its this cool grill. Its shaped like an egg and its green. FW: Who comes over to your house? Ryan: Mostly my friends and Kelsey and Kiley, Tommy, Jim and Daisy Mae. FW: What about dessert? Ryan: We like to have something like an ice cream sandwich. FW: Does anyone eat pie? Ryan: Yeah. My Mimi brings it over sometimes. She makes Key lime pie or blueberry pie or both. FW: Whats your favorite thing about Thanksgiving? Ryan: All the fun we have. TALKIN TURKEYFrom page 1 ANGELYA MAXIMUS EVAN TOMAS JORGE BRENDAN NIKKI EMMA RYAN KEEGAN
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Make your donation today at FinishLineForKids.org or 239-343-6950.Give the Gift of a Healthy Future | Donate at FinishLineforKids.orgGavin, Age 7 less Coalition. Regular meetings take place on the fourth Saturday of the month, starting in January. New members are always welcome. For more information, call (781) 962-5311. 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 meeting is 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 meeting is Dec. 9. The international service club focuses on assisting people with developmental disabilities and finding the cause, cure and better treatments of brain disorders including autism, Alzheimers disease and Down syndrome. For more information about the local clubs, call 774-2623 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1067, Naples, has elected the following officers and directors for 2015: Ted Brousseau, president; Jim Quigley and Brian Beauvais, vice presidents; Bob House, treasurer; Craig Mock, secretary; and Chuck Ahearn and Kirk Munroe, directors. The local chapter is one of approximately 1,700 chapters worldwide. Members are pilots, student pilots, plane builders and aviation enthusiasts. The EAA Young Eagles program introduces youth ages 7-18 to aviation. Beginning in January, meetings take place at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month in the pilots lounge at Naples Municipal Airport. The next meeting is Jan. 7. The club also holds a pancake breakfasts from 8-11 a.m. on the second Sunday of each month, also starting in January. For more information, visit eaa1067.com. Pearls of Naples invites women who are interested in socializing at restaurants, movies, art fairs, theaters and more to explore membership in the club. Members are required to attend at least five business luncheons, held monthly on the third Thursday at various clubhouses and venues in Naples. For more information, visit pearlsofnaples.org and click on How to Join or email email@example.com. Members of the Marco Island Shell Club meet from 9-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the United Church of Marco to craft shell art that will be sold during the clubs annul sale in March. Proceeds from the sale benefit scholarships for marine science students at FGCU. The church is at 320 N. Barfield Drive. Newcomers are always welcome at crafting sessions. For more information, call 963-4694. 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. 29 game against Michigan 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 Friday, Nov. 28, game against Nebraska starts at noon. For more information about the club, call Michael Eovino at 431-8845 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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L L LA LA A A R R R RG RG G ES ES S T T T T S S SE SE E L L LE LE E E C C CT CT T T I IO O N N N N O OF OF F F FI FI I B B B BE BE E E R R R RG RG G LA LA A A S S S SS SS S S S SU SU U U P P P PP PP P LI LI ES ES ES ES S L L L L L L L A A A A A A A A A R R R R R R R G G G G G G G E E E E E E E S S S S S S e e e e e e e l l l l l l l e e e e e e e e c c c c c c c t t t t i i i i i o o o o o o n n n n n n ! ! ! ! ! Engine PartsUflex RotechSteering System $134.95 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 email@example.com. Pilot Club of Naples/Naples Pilot Foundation meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month atPerkins, 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. 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 Dec. 18. Call 9634670 for location. The Naples Italian American Foundation has a full schedule of programs, dinners and other activities at its newly renovated and expanded headquarters at 7035 Airport-Pulling Road (corner of Orange Blossom Road). Heres some of whats on the regular schedule: 10 a.m. every weekday: Bocce on the lawn. 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Friday: Mah johgg (free for NIAF members, $3 for others). 12:30 p.m. Tuesday: Intermediate bridge (free for members, $3 for others). 7-8 p.m. Thursday: Ballroom dance lessons ($10 per person). For more information, call 597-5210. Naples Newcomers Club welcomes women who have moved to the area within the past five years. In addition to a monthly luncheon, members get together to explore Naples and to enjoy a variety of interests, from books to bridge and mah-jongg to gourmet cooking and conversations over coffee. A coffee for prospective new members takes place on the first Thursday of each month. For more information, call 298-4083 or visit naplesnewcomers.com. Coastal Chess clubs in Naples and Marco Island welcome players of all levels for casual games and occasional tournaments. Marco meetings are from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday at the Lutheran Church, 525 N. Collier. Naples meetings are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday in the clubhouse at Moorings Park, off GoodletteFrank Road just south of Pine Ridge Road. For more information, call Wade Keller at 389-2525, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit chess7.net. Toastmasters International teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Guests are always welcome. Local Toastmasters chapters, meeting times and locations include: Bonita Toastmasters Club: 7 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday at the Bonita Springs Fire Station, 27701 Bonita Grande Drive. For more information, call Pamela Houze at (214) 355-6069. Collier Communique Club: 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday at the North Collier Government Center, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive. Call Robert Rizzo at (407) 493-8584. Marco Island Toastmasters: 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Centennial Bank, 645 Elkcam Circle, Marco Island. E-mail Chris Pritchard at email@example.com. Naples Sunrise Bay Toastmasters Club: 7:30 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday in Moss Hall at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive. Call Steve McCann at 777-8851. Naples Toastmasters Club: 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday at Naples General Aviation Center, 200 Aviation Drive N. Call Dorian Ray at 260-4709 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Toast of the Coast Toastmasters Club: Noon on the second and fourth Friday at the American Cancer Society, 5020 Tamiami Trail N. Call Marianne Oehser at 434-9900. Naples Advanced Toastmasters: 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday at the North Collier Government Center, 2335 Orange Blossom Drive. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2014 A23 Every Turtle Counts!One day only! Kid-friendly sea turtle presentation and book reading.1495 Smith Preserve Way (Just south of Naples Zoo) Naples, FL I 239.262.0304 www.conservancy.org SATURDAY NOVEMBERCONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA10 C C S S AM 29Find out why Every Turtle Counts during this ONE-DAY only event at the Conservancys Nature Center. Bring your favorite young reader or sea turtle fan to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida for a fun and educational family event! Hear from childrens author and part-time Naples resident Sara Hoagland Hunter while she reads her book, Every Turtle Counts about the endangered Kemps ridley. Conservancy Members get in FREE. Event open to the public. Meet Dr. Jeff Schmid Conservancy biologist & sea tur tle e xpert facebook.com/ConservancySWF 2590 Northbrooke Plaza Drive, Suite 103, Naples, FL 34119 Located on the corner of I-75 and Immokalee Road OVERWEIGHT?Naples Weight Loss & WellbeingLose up to 30 pounds in 30 days! $249 FOUR-WEEK WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM Offer Includes: Complete comprehensive review of BMI, BMR, total body fat percent, waist-to-hip ratio, lean vs. fat body mass, 30 days of diet supplements, plus 3 laser-lipo treatments and a B-12 shot *Must call before 12/04/14 and mention Florida Weekly when booking to receive offer ($699 value). Serving Naples the finest products for over 70 years. Save $4.00/lb. on American Artisan CheeseCarr Valley Apple Smoked Cheddar Cheese $12.99/lb. Free with a $50.00 Grocery OrderBlue Bell Ice Cream Half Gallon (Assorted Flavors) ALUMNI NEWS The Harvard Club of Naples welcomes all residents of Collier County and southern Lee County who have a connection with Harvard University. 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 email@example.com. 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, co-owner 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 jon. firstname.lastname@example.org. The Alpha Chi Omega Alumni Chapter of Southwest Florida holds its holiday luncheon Saturday, Dec. 13, at Imperial County Club in Naples. Entertainment will be by The Lydia Singers. For reservations or more information, call 594-9401 or email deltapidelta.axo@ gmail.com. Kappa Kappa Gamma alumnae host a Home for the Holidays luncheon for all Kappa collegians starting at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the Naples Yacht Club. Call 598-3620 to make a reservation. The next meeting of the Greater Naples Alumnae Panhellenic begins at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at Brambles Tea Room. Cost is $30. Reservations are requested by Dec. 15 and can be made by calling Lynda Ewen at 498-4769. The Naples Buckeyes, alumni and friends of The Ohio State University, are planning a gathering aboard the Double Sunshine for the Naples Christmas Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 13; a Buckeye Valentine Party on Thursday, Feb. 12; and the annual Buckeyes in Paradise gala on Saturday, March 21. For details and more information about the club, visit naplesbuckeyes.com. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA24 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2014 OFFERING A COMPLETE RANGE OF SPECIALTIESGeneral Dermatology Skin Cancer Mohs Micrographic Surgery CoolSculpting Cosmetic Dermatology Camisa Psoriasis Center Laser Treatments Medical Spa1-800-591-DERM | www.RiverchaseDermatology.com Multiple Locations for Convenient Care Now open in Downtown Fort Myers NCH cardiac care continues to earn accoladesThird-party validation for NCH cardiac care excellence is plentiful. We have been recognized by the Society of Thoracic Surgery as being in the top 10 percent based on performance for bypass surgery, bypass surgery with aortic valve replacement and aortic valve replacement. The statistician who evaluated us said he had never experienced a hospital with this trifecta. Drs. Dennis Stapleton and Robert Pascotto, along with our reand post-op teams and support staff, are to be congratulated. Additionally, Dr. David Stones leadership and diligence along with lead technologist ORyan Atkinson and the entire support staff, nuclear cardiologists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants brought our nuclear cardiology to the highest level with the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. Continuing this recent run of accomplishments, Consumer Choice, the national research corporation that identifies the top hospitals health care consumers have chosen based on multiple quality and image rating, has also recently recognized NCH. All these validations are important, but the real proof of a hospital is how our teams save lives. The following excerpt is from a letter Dr. Molly Chandiramani of Bonita Springs wrote to the Naples Daily News after her husband was an emergency cardiac patient: I want to commend NCH Healthcare System hospitals, North Naples and Downtown, for saving my husbands life. I have never seen such professionalism between the nurses, doctors and staff We are so blessed to live in an area where the craft, professionalism and protocol performed at NCH hospitals saves lives. Finally, Beckers Hospital Review recently included me in its list of Top 100 physician leaders based on health care leadership experience, accolades and commitment to promoting quality care. I am privileged and honored to be among them. But they honored me for one simple reason: our team of 4,000 caregivers, who together make each other better. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System.Visiting senior loved ones this holiday season? Take the time to look, see and talk SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYAre there dents in the car? Is the house not as clean as it used to be? Is unopened mail piling up? These are just some of the red flags families should look for as they visit their aging loved ones this holiday season, as they could be signs that assistance is needed. Experts say families should follow the 40-70 Rule: By the time adult children are 40 and/or their parents are age 70, they should have talked about important issues that could impact their future. Experts encourage families of seniors to use holiday visits as a time to assess how things are going with their aging loved ones and decide whether any issues, such as finances, living arrangements or driving, need to be addressed. Although the prospect of addressing sensitive topics can often be intimidating, its critical for these conversations to happen before a crisis occurs, says Jeff Huber, president and chief operating officer of Home Instead Senior Care. The holidays, when families often are together, are the perfect time to have the discussion and begin putting together a plan to ensure successful aging, he adds. Recent research by Home Instead shows that 70 percent of family conversations about aging issues dont occur until they are prompted by a health crisis or other emergency. This can increase the likelihood of family disputes. Having conversations early and often about issues including living arrangements, finances, dating, end-of-life decisions and driving can save families years of heartache, tension and even legal battles. But many families are either uncomfortable with the topics or they just dont know where to start. Thats why this holiday season, Home Instead promotes the 40-70 Rule, which includes an action plan for successful aging and other resources to help ease these conversations between adult children and their parents. The complete program is available at 4070ruletalk.com. One of the greatest gifts you can give an aging loved one is to honor their wishes for how they want to live, he says And in order to do that, you need to know what those wishes are, what the obstacles might be and how to best handle them. Nebraska-based Home Instead Senior Care has more than 900 franchises providing Alzheimers and dementia support, respite care and companionship to seniors in their homes across the country, including four in Southwest Florida (Naples, Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Punta Gorda). Conversations about driving and deciding when a senior should turn over the keys can be stressful. It is important that family members ensure their senior loved ones understand their medications and how and when to take them COURTESY PHOTOSFollowing the 40-70 Rule can ease the tension so often associated with conversations about aging. Visit 4070talkrule.com for details. HEALTHY LIVING allenWEISSallen.firstname.lastname@example.org
Symposium about women and addictionHazelden at Naples, part of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, hosts Grit & Grace: A Professional Symposium on Women and Addiction from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs. Five guest speakers are on the program, including Brenda Iliff, executive director of Hazelden at Naples, and Dr. Harry Haroutunian, physician director of residential treatment at the Betty Ford Center. Registration is $245. Continuing education credits are available for professionals. Sign up by calling 659-2340 or visiting hazelden.org. NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2014 A25 239.298.8210rmcreinsurance.com Innovative Risk Management Solutions at Your FingertipsWe can provide solutions for your current insurance portfolio by reviewing your policies and making recommendations that best suit your needs. Risk management should not be a do-it-yourself job. 791 10th Street South, Suite 202, Naples, FL 34102 Personal Insurance | Commercial Insurance Employee Benefits | Life InsuranceShining a 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. He is the author of Cracked Not Broken: Surviving & Thriving After a Suicide Attempt. Hope also will shine at the luncheon when NAMI of Collier County honors people who have gone above and beyond to support its mission. Tickets are $200. For reservations or more information, call 260-7300, email Jacquelyn@namicollier.org or visit namicollier.org/luncheon. Bonita Y has 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. 90 Cypress Way E. Suite 20, Naples (239) 596-5771 www.BoutiqueDentalCare.com
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Saturday, December 6, 2014Hyatt Regency Coconut Point 5001 Coconut Rd., Bonita Springs, FL THE SCIENCE AND ART OF PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION S atur d a y Decem b er 6, 201 4 H yatt Regency C oconut Poin t 5001 Coconut R d ., Bonita S pr in gs FL Addiction, Recovery, and Wellness for WomenA Symposium presented by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation$75All-day conference with 5.5 CEs, 4 books authored by symposium presenters, and lunch $25All-day conference with lunchRegister Today!hazelden.org/gritandgrace or call 888.257.7800, ext. 4204 4866-16 (11/14) 2014 Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Pets of the Week>>Ellie Evergreen is a sweet, spayed, 1-year-old Labrador retriever/ shiba inu mix who will be very happy to have a forever home for the holidays. >>Tallulah is a 3-month-old, spayed Labrador mix whos ready to learn and be loved. >>Tinsel Tina is an 18-month-old, spayed female tabico with lovely coloring and a personality to match. >>Mighty Moose is a handsome, neutered, 2-year-old domestic shorthair/ van mix whos extremely loving and playful. And who could resist those beautiful green eyes? To adopt or foster a petThis weeks adoptable pets are from Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue, an all-volunteer, foster home rescue organization. For more information, call 434-7480, email Admin@BrookesLegacyAnimalRescue.org or visit brookeslegacyanimalrescue.com. Test your knowledge of feline facts with our fun quiz. 1. Domestic cats spend what percentage of their lives sleeping? a. 37 percent b. 45 percent c. 70 percent d. 56 percent 2. Which of the following is the only big cat capable of purring? a. Leopard b. Cheetah c. Cougar d. Jaguar 3. True or false? A cats taste buds do not have receptors for sweet flavors.4. Which of the following treatments can help cats suffering from idiopathic cystitis (a bladder infection)? a. Providing interactive toys and tall cat trees b. Keeping the litter box very clean c. Reducing stress d. All of the above 5. True or false? The ability to respond to catnip is genetic. 6. What are the names of the two cats who pull the chariot of the Norse goddess Freya? a. Loki and Thor b. Bygul and Trjegul c. Huginn and Muninn d. Geri and Freki 7. Cats have been associated with people for how long? a. 10,000 years b. 5,000 years c. 7,500 years d. 2,000 years 8. What term is used to refer to cats with extra toes? a. Multidigital b. Phalanges c. Polydactyl d. Metatarsals 9. When you hear that familiar hacking sound in the middle of the night, your cat is getting ready to bring up what? a. A dead mouse b. Bile c. A trichobezoar d. A bolusAnswers:1. (c) Domestic cats spend approximately 70 percent of their lives sleeping, which works out to 16 to 18 hours a day. Now, if we could only get them to sleep the same hours we do, we might all get some good rest. 2. (b) Cheetahs are the only big cats capable of purring. We think of cats purring when they are content, but they also purr when they are injured, giving birth and even dying. Interestingly, the sound frequencies of the purr may promote healing. 3. True. Cats dont have a sweet tooth. As far as we know, they are the only mammals that lack the receptors for sweetness. Thats just one of the ways in which they are unique. 4. (d) We dont know why cats develop idiopathic cystitis the word idiopathic means unknown but enriching a cats environment by providing places to climb and interesting toys, and reducing stress by keeping to a regular schedule and keeping the litter box scrupulously clean are some of the things that can help to decrease the incidence of the problem. 5. True. Approximately two-thirds of cats have a special receptor that allows them to respond to nepetalactone, the active ingredient in catnip. Kittens dont develop a response to catnip until they are 3 to 6 months old. 6. (b) Freyas cats are nameless in mythology, but fantasy author Diana L. Paxson named them Bygul (beegold) and Trjegul (tree-gold) in honor of Freyas associations with honey and amber. Legend has it that todays Norwegian forest cats descend from Freyas gigantic cats, which were said to be so huge that not even Thor could lift them. 7. (a) It has long been thought that cats were domesticated as recently as 4,000 to 5,000 years ago, but new archaeological evidence suggests they have been our companions for closer to 10,000 years. They had a commensal, or mutually beneficial, relationship with people living near them, but not with them. 8. (c) Cats with extra toes are referred to as polydactyl. The word comes from the Greek polydaktylos, poly meaning many and daktylos meaning toe. Perhaps the most well-known polydactyl cats are found at the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum in Key West, Florida. 9. (c) Trichobezoar is the scientific term for, yes, a hairball. PET TALESWhats your cat IQ?
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2014 NEWS A27 FORT 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. 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THE DIVA DIARIESGiving thanks where thanks are due As this diva heads into a holiday season filled with sparkly soirees, carbladen cookies, last-minute shopping in the fiery pits of Hades (aka: malls) and driving in such insane holiday traffic that it feels like youre living in the last few pages of the Book of Revelations, I want to pause and give thanks for the things that make this mad rush toward Christmas a bit easier: This weekend A weekend filled with cold turkey sandwiches on white bread with copious amounts of mayonnaise. Also better cold: sticky, hearty stuffing eaten with a spoon out of a bowl while curled on the couch watching White Christmas, and of course, pumpkin pie LOTS of pumpkin pie. Its a weekend full of gluttony rest and pajamas, all to fortify us for the hectic and harried weeks ahead. Spanx Because, well, see above. Taxis I would say public transportation, but were Southwest Florida, not New York, and unfortunately we cant just hop on a subway and make our way home after one too many eggnogs at the office holiday to-do. Alas, tis the season for tippling, but orange is not the color you want to wear and the pokey is not where you want to be (I hope never to see it first hand, but Im assuming the drunk tank at the jail is decidedly unfestive). If you can spend $12 for a cocktail, you can spend $20 for a taxi home. Thank you, cab drivers. The option to hide Im thankful that Facebook allows me to hide certain people. And by certain people, I mean the ones who will be filling my newsfeed with photos of baked turkeys in the next couple of days. You guys, we all know what a cooked bird looks like, and I dont want to hurt any feelings here, but they all look alike. Pictures of green bean casserole are also boring. Thanksgiving food, as a rule, just isnt very photogenic. That said, I do enjoy seeing your toddlers in little pilgrim outfits and other pictures of friends and family gathered together. Fill up my newsfeed with those. Those who wait Im very thankful for people who have the restraint and good taste to wait until after Thanksgiving to decorate their homes and yards like the Griswolds in Christmas Vacation (Bethany: Is your house on fire, Clark? Clark: No, Aunt Bethany, those are the Christmas lights.). Seriously, you have until one week after New Years Eve to enjoy the tinsel, garland, lights and tacky Christmas sweaters. Keep calm and enjoy your Thanksgiving without smothering it in Christmas. Ross Dress for Less As I am each and every year, I am perennially grateful for Ross for always being there for me in a pinch. When I have a holiday party to attend in two hours and my closet is jam-packed with ugly clothes/ ill fitting clothes/clothes I despise, then I can zippety-doo-da over to Ross for the perfect frock for under $20. Confession: Ive actually been on the road to events, already dressed up, and stopped into Ross on a whim for a quick change because, why not? My car iPhone charger Thank heaven for it. When your day is filled with flitting to and fro and you dont get home before youre expected at an evening event, your iPhone gets exhausted. With all the talking, texting, Facebooking, picture-taking and navigating, my poor phone is in the red by noon. Siri On that note, I am so very grateful for dear Siri and her helpful guidance when Im trying to find house parties in the dark. If it werent for Siris pleasant voice directing me, I might pull my hair out while circling around gated communities where all the homes look inexplicably exactly like all the others. The morning after Rx Vitamin B, aspirin, ginger ale and Netflix must be thanked, as hangovers are bound to happen this holiday season. These favorite things have gotten me through many a December Sunday. A new year Finally, Im thankful that 2014 is nearly over. It wasnt a bad year or anything in fact, there were plenty of fine times but I always enjoy the prospect of a fresh, clean slate, and Ive got a really good feeling about 2015. Meanwhile, lets all brace ourselves for the holiday madness and the storm of carbohydrates. Cheers! Ciao for now, my lovelies! Stay tuned for another divalicious diary entry next week t y T t p t stephanieDAVIS email@example.com Periodontal FACTPeriodontal disease may be a contributing factor to: gum periodontal disease periodontal diseaseDr. Bradley Piotrowski, DDS, MSDBOARD CERTIFIED PERIODONTISTHelping You Keep Your Smile For A Lifetime Please Visit NaplesDentistPractice.com FREE SCREENINGHurry offer expires 12/5/14. Dental Implants Starting at $1,295
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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE LOCAL BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE INDUSTRIES BSECTIONWEEK OF NOV. 27-DEC. 3, 2014 INSIDEThe Fool KnowsWhat is a highly capitalized company, and do military personnel get special tax breaks? B4 A Port Royal rarityBrand new construction in a well-established and highly desirable neighborhood. B9 The Champions ChallengeAn evening with Champions For Learning, and more Networking photos. B6-8 State legislators and strategic thinkers are spending millions to attract medical tourists to Florida visitors who come for a procedure and stay for some leisure. Experts estimate medical tourism to be a $60 billion industry. The state is poised to cash in swim every day for physical therapy, enjoy the sunshine for your mindset. Florida looks poised to profit. If the state can draw people here for their medical procedures, the economic impact could be significant. State lawmakers have allocated $5 million to Visit Florida, the states official tourism marketing organization, to stimulate medical tourism. Visit Florida has since established a $2.5 million grant program for the cause. The program consists of two sorts of grants: One for medical tourism destination promotion, spreading awareness of medical products and services in the state, and the second for medical meetings and training promotion, strengthening Florida as an ideal host for medical conferences and the like. Each awarded grant must be matched by private dollars. The balance of funds from the Legislature will go towardSeeking treatment in paradise? Southwest Florida may be the placeMedical tourismBY ATHENA PONUSHISaponushis@ oridaweekly.com People who travel to another city, region or state to receive medical, dental and surgical care while at the same time receiving equal to or greater care than they would have in their own home city, and are traveling for medical care because of affordability, better access to care or higher level of quality of care. How the Medical Tourism Association defines medical tourism SEE TOURISM, B3 e Medical Tourism Association define s medical tourism Naples TOP 1 % Experience Counts. Expertise Sells. luxeexclusivelyPort Royal to Bonita Beach, The Bua Bell Group brings over 28 combined years of experience serving the luxury market of Naples. BuaBellSellsNaples.com | BuaBellGroup@JohnRWood.com Emily K. Bua 239.659.6115 or Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.0097 Marcello at Mediterra $1.150 M 29010 Marcello Way Waldorf at Moorings Beach $1.775 M 3377 Gulf Shore Boulevard N, #3-C
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2014 Money cant buy happiness, except when it canCertain neighborhoods of south Floridas east and west coasts are noted for their extreme levels of opulent living. Most people looking at the mansions and rare cars if they have opportunity to get close to the mansions and cars immediately think, If only I had that home If only I drove that car. The reaction is not true for everyone, but it is true for the majority, according to researchers who study the relationship between happiness and money. They have found that while people value acquiring things, purchases and acquisitions will bring momentary happiness. However, after a while, consumers adapt to their purchase and end up taking them for granted. Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending by Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton is a worthy read for those pondering why they are not happy, why they have so much stuff and yet they want more stuff in bigger and better forms, why their happiness fades after a long-planned, highly valued purchase? Happy Money found that, unfortunately, people rapidly adapt to their acquisitions and the happiness factor fades. One ongoing U.S. study has tracked how much money adults over age 50 spend on just about everything from refrigerators to rent to alcohol to art. When researchers link these spending choices to happiness, only one category matters. And it was not a refrigerator or alcohol. It is what researchers label as leisure: trips, movies, sporting events, gym memberships, and the like. People who spent more on leisure report significantly higher satisfaction with their lives. So why do people not spend more money on leisure and experiences? Professor Howell, associate professor of psychology at San Francisco State University found that people think material purchases offer better value for the money because experiences are fleeting, and material goods last longer, according to Can Money Buy You Happiness? in the Nov. 10 issue of The Wall Street Journal. So, although theyll occasionally splurge on a big vacation or concert tickets, when theyre in a more money-conscious mode, they stick to material goods. The WSJ article reported that what is seemingly a rational decision to buy something that will last a long time versus making an expenditure for an experience of limited duration turns out to be a psychologically less desirable as people quickly adapt to their things but the remembrance of the experience endures and give the gift that doesnt; stop giving: happiness. Studies do find that earning more money makes people happier, but earning a lot more yields not a pro rata increase in happiness. Happy Money reports that in a study, U.S. individuals felt that an increase in income from $25,000 to $55,000 would double their happiness. There was an increase in happiness of a mere 9 percent despite a more than 100 percent increase in income. More interesting is that earning $75,000 seems to be the happiness cap. Those who earned more than $75,000 found the rise in income had no impact at all on their day-to-day feelings of happiness. Ms. Dunn and Mr. Norton make several simple happiness suggestions in their book. Buy experiences, since experiences can last forever. Make what you buy into a treat not simply done unless you actively count your blessings and/or limit your access to things for periods of time. Buy time by using money to outsource those required tasks that you dread or are hugely time consuming or low in value. Invest in others as, per the WSJ article, Professor Dunn found that students, when given money to freely spend on themselves or others, those who gave money to others were happier than those who spent all the money on themselves. And so here we are at Thanksgiving time. Its a time to be grateful for all that we have. A time to voice and affirm all the wonderful experiences in our lives all the stuff that we already have. On a personal note, I am always amazed that sometimes my mind has strong tendency to go to what is not accomplished, what I strive to achieve or acquire, to what is not going right. It takes a very strong will to reorder my thinking to be about all the positive, the good and all the blessings. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2014 BUSINESS B3 marketing, research, website development and partnerships with entities like the Florida Department of Health or Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. We plan to apply for some of that grant money from Visit Florida, Pamela Johnson, deputy director of the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau says. Our goal is to attract more groups, more medical meetings, more medical conferences, these sorts of things, to Lee County. Dr. Dror Paley has a global reputation as a limb lengthening and deformity correction surgeon. Practicing in West Palm Beach, through the Paley Advanced Limb Lengthening Institute at St. Marys Medical Center, he draws patients from more than 75 different countries. Patients come to him because they want the best. Doctors in Manhattan and Baltimore do what he does, but he did it first. He attracts doctors from around the world to learn from him. Hes living what state legislators and tourism strategists would like to see in their crystal ball of the future for medical tourism in Florida. The Medical Tourism Association defines medical tourism as, People who travel to another city, region or state to receive medical, dental and surgical care while at the same time receiving equal to or greater care than they would have in their own home city, and are traveling for medical care because of affordability, better access to care or higher level of quality of care. Dr. Paley defines medical tourism differently. He thinks of all his Florida patients as local patients. Even though he has patients traveling from Tampa or Miami seeking his care, he does not count them in his medical tourism figures. With that in mind medical tourism constituting of only out-of-state or out-of-country patients medical tourism makes up 90 percent of his practice, Dr. Paley says. To be more specific, out of the 750 surgeries Dr. Paley performed last year, 250 surgeries were on patients from out of the country, making a third of his practice international. Dr. Paley says American patients tend to stay two weeks for treatment then travel back-and-forth for follow-up care, but international patients stay longer. Say a Saudi Arabian boy is being treated for a congenital malformation or birth defect; he and his family will stay for four months while his limb is lengthened, stay four months more while his bone and soft tissue heal, then stay an additional four months for physical therapy, pushing their stay up to a year, sometimes two. Do the math of every patient that stays here, Dr. Paley says. They dont own property here, so they have to rent, whether theyre renting a room at a hotel or renting a condo, theyre renting, so theyre feeding the local economy as temporary residents here and theyre paying sales tax, theyre buying gas, theyre buying entertainment, theyre buying food, theyre buying goods and boy, do they buy goods, theyre shopping in our malls, theyre flying in and out of our airports so the city and the county, its a huge windfall for them, every one of these patients. The math of economic impact of this one little practice, one surgeon is so large, its larger than most mediumsized companies. Beyond attracting patients, Dr. Paley attracts doctors. Every year he figures he brings 100 or more surgeons to the area for some type of course or fellowship training. A course he held in November welcomed a surgeon from Israel, another from Korea, one from China, two from Italy, one from the United Kingdom and a bunch of Americans. Lee Countys Visitor and Convention Bureau has approached Lee Memorial Heath System about a joint initiative. She says they are still trying to get a handle on the numbers but feel hip and knee replacements are big draws for medical tourists. Dr. Paley sees Florida as the perfect choice for his practice and the perfect location for medical tourism to grow. He suggests other doctors take note. He practiced in Baltimore for 22 years before moving to Florida. He says his medical tourism business has tripled since moving here. He says Baltimore as a city attracts a lot of medical tourism because of Johns Hopkins Hospital, but the cold and snow are miserable. I did not land here by accident. I targeted coming here. I selected this destination, Dr. Paley says. Twentytwo years in one place, why did I move here? Because I felt this was a much better venue for this type of practice, and the more Ive been here, I realize what a good decision I made. A presence of his caliber benefits potential Florida patients, because instead of having to fly to Baltimore to see a specialist, they can drive down the street. Dr. Alan Weiss, president and chief executive officer of NCH Healthcare System, expands on this point, saying, Medical tourism is twofold people coming to Florida for their care and people going outside the state, going elsewhere for their care. A member of the medical tourism task force for Visit Florida, Dr. Weiss sees the state spending money as elevating the states quality of care and elevating the states image as a medical tourism destination. Right now, one of eight of our inpatients are coming from outside our area, Dr. Weiss says of NCH. Credit may go to the health systems collaboration with the Mayo Clinic. As a member of the Mayo Clinic Network, NCH doctors can seek consult from the world-renowned center. Again, local patients reap the benefit of quality care without travel. The affiliation may also be responsible for attracting out-of-county patients to Collier as medical tourists. Medical professionals think they have something special. We all do, Dr. Weiss says. Mayo in Jacksonville and Moffitt in Tampa talk about medical destination sites Wow. He thinks it may take medical tourism a while to catch on in the rest of Florida, but advises the state to be persistent and not make such an investment a one-shot deal. Dr. Michael Stampar, proprietor of Spago Day Spa, Salon and Medi-Spa in Punta Gorda and former director of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce, says a woman from New York or Chicago could come to Florida, have a full facelift, stay a week and go back for less money than she would have spent at home. Speaking over the phone, he shares how his first two clients of the day were medical tourists, a woman from Georgia who picks up her girlfriend in Tampa. They drive down every six to 12 months. Dr. Stampar says the women cheated on him but learned their lesson. Now they drive down as medical tourists because they dont trust anyone else with their faces. Dr. Stampar says he also has snowbirds who wait to come down and have him work on them, again a matter of trust. Other patients hear about him by word-of-mouth and fly down specifically for surgery. If they have an eyelid procedure, they stay four or five days. If they have something done to their face, seven or eight days. Dr. Stampar has earned an international reputation for developing the technique used in the nonsurgical skin tightening procedure called Pelleve. Physicians come to participate in oneon-one training alongside him. Patients schedule appointments and fly in just for the day. Thinking beyond cosmetic treatments, Dr. Stampar says, Considering the volume of orthopedic and vascular procedures performed here, a lot of patients up north could really benefit from the doctors in Southwest Florida, particularly those in the senior age group. The ways he sees it, the marketing avenue that will drive medical tourism to Florida will be the same avenue that has forever driven tourism to Florida come on down, do what you need to do, recover and relax in a cabana by the beach. MEDICALFrom page 1STAMPAR WEISS JOHNSON (Patients) have to rent, whether theyre renting a room at a hotel or renting a condo, theyre renting, so theyre feeding the local economy as temporary residents here and theyre paying sales tax, theyre buying gas, theyre buying entertainment, theyre buying food, theyre buying goods and boy, do they buy goods, theyre shopping in our malls. Dr. Dror Paley, Paley Advanced Limb Lengthening Institute at St. Marys Medical Center, West Palm Beach PALEY
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2014 NETWORKINGChampions For Learning hosts the 2014 Champions Challenge at the Naples GrandeLike us on Facebook.com / NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events t han we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to society@ oridaweekly.com.REAGAN RULE / COURTESY PHOTOS Diane Santacrose, Carole McPhee, Susan DeCaster, Lauri Garbo and Darlene Pellechia Yolanda Flores, Darchelle Excellent, Litzi Galicia, Angel Plaisance and Asiel Enriquez Kamela Patton Joann Cassio, Jari Novotny, Kathy Connelly and Rebecca Gonzalez James Gasparino, Kevin Saba, Bev Budzynski, Tamie Stewart, Terri Lonneman and Michael Auer Roy Terry and Harold Weeks Alan Horton, Gary Personette and Lauree Personette Bill Barker, Jason Kurek and Susan McManus Denise Smelser and Greg Pasanen
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REAL ESTATEFLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF NOV. 27-DEC. 3, 2014 B9 COURTESY RENDERINGSIf you have $20 million to spend on a home in Collier County, chances are good that youre looking in the Port Royal neighborhood. The luxury waterfront development first constructed in the 1940s has nearly 500 homes, most in the multi-million dollar range. Vacant lots are hard to come by and so is new construction, but the developer KDIC is offering just that: a brand new home scheduled to be finished in January. It sits on a 3/4-acre lot at 1650 Galleon Drive and comes with an asking price of $19,900,000. Just who exactly might buy a home like this? Kevin Aizenshtat of Gulf Coast International Properties is representing the Galleon Drive home and says Port Royal buyers are often captains Port Royal mansion has luxury amenities, the right address and the benefit of being new This New HouseBY ARTIS HENDERSONFlorida Weekly Correspondent As buyers seek an opportunity to own a home in Naples, condominiums continue to be an affordable option. In the 12 months ending in October, condominium median closed prices increased only 9 percent, from $198,000 to $215,000, which is below the overall median closed price of $265,000. In comparison, single-family homes experienced a 21 percent increase in the median closed price, from $280,000 to $340,000, in the same time period. The numbers are from the newest report released by the Naples Area Board of Realtors, which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). Most of the sales activity in the Naples condominium market is in the $0-$300,000 category, with 3,483 closed sales recorded in the 12 months ending October 2014. The single-family home market had 1,986 closed sales recorded in the same category during the same period. In October 2013 the difference between the median closed price of condos and single-family homes was $82,000, compared to October 2014 when the difference was $125,000, says Phil Wood, president and CEO of John R. Wood Properties. Mr. Woods comparison shows median closed prices for condominiums did not increase as fast as median closed prices for single-family homes. Yet inventory for both types of homes in the $0-$300,000 category continued to deplete in October 2014, with a 22 percent decrease in single-family homes and 27 percent decrease in condominiums compared to October 2013. The NABOR report also indicates cash sales remained strong, growing to 67 percent of overall home sale transactions in October. Kathy Zorn, broker/ owner of Florida Home Realty, attributes this in part to the tightening of mortgage requirements. Nationally, the cash sales rate is at about 33 percent, Ms. Zorn says. Cash Condo market is best place for affordable homesSEE NEW HOUSE, B16 SEE NABOR, B17 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ RENTAL DIVISIONSothebys 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.239.262.4242 | 800.749.7368rentnaples.com NAPLES FORT MYERS, ESTERO & BONITA SPRINGS We oer the largest selection of weekly, seasonal and long-term rental accommodations in Southwest Florida. Visit the link below to see our portfolio of oerings.http://bit.ly/12fRNMG Reserve at Naples2BR/3BA 3rd oor condominium with lake view from screened lanai. Furnished. $1,400Mercato | The Strada2BR/2BA 3rd oor condominium elegantly furnished with great amenities. Furnished. $3,500Villages of Monterey3BR/3BA + den, large home with pool/spa. Pets welcome. Unfurnished. $4,500Park Shore | Monaco Beach Club3BR/3.5BA 17th oor condominium with great views of the Gulf. Unfurnished. $4,800Bonita Bay | Esperia2BR/2BA + den, 5th oor condominium with view of the Bay and Golf Course. Unfurnished. $2,600
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Totalling $14 million, the builders off-season sales this year indicate a new trend, according to company sales associate Lonnie King.Traditionally, real estate professionals expect new home buyers to flock to Florida during the winter months, Mr. King says. But we are finding that the discriminating luxury home buyer is using the slower summer months when traffic is less frantic to choose their design and select the amenities they want to incorporate into a custom home.He adds that summer 2014 were evenly distributed between customers for second homes and those buying a primary residence. Many who are still working envision that their new home will eventually become their primary residence. The communities buyers have chosen have also varied. We have buyers at Quail West Golf & Country Club in Naples, and we have buyers who have chosen sites in West Bay Club in Estero, he says. But not all of our buyers are selecting golf course communities. We have a number of buyers who are finally building their dream home on sites that they already owned.One new phenomena that is evident in the luxury market is the buyer who is downsizing but at the same time, moving up in the quality and elegance of their home.Buyers might want a smaller, more manageable space, but they also want the intricate architectural details, quality finishes and luxurious amenities that are included in our grand estate homes. Bill Ennen, founder and president of Florida Lifestyle Homes, notes that many off-season buyers have first visited the companys furnished models. In January, the company will unveil a new model at Quail West Golf & Country Club. The Antilles has four bedrooms and 4 baths plus a study in a total of 6,787 square feet. Expansive outdoor areas and a three-car garage are included.Our clients may see features that appeal to them, such as our outdoor entertaining area, the luxurious master baths or the gourmet kitchen, Mr. Ennen says about visiting a model home. Going through the custom design process they can tailor those features to their personal needs. With the growing economy, he adds, he anticipates the off-season will become an even more important part of the real estate industry. For more information contact Mr. King by calling 561-8022 or emailing Lonnie@flh.com. COURTESY PHOTOA number of Florida Lifestyle Homes off-season buyers adapt features from the companys models, such as the Antigua shown here, for their own homes. The Antigua is next door to the Antilles model that is under construction in Quail West. hood features homes accented with tile, stone entry walls and authentic Old World architectural finishes. Landscape maintenance and lawn care are provided through the homeowners association.Floor plans with two to five bedroom are available, ranging in size from 2,900 to more than 4,000 square feet of interior living space. Numerous options allow buyers to customize their home by extending lanais and garages, adding bedrooms, dens, studies and wine rooms, and selecting indoor and outdoor fireplaces, summer kitchens, loggias and porticos.All London Bay Homes are built using the latest information, products and technology available in building science, including the BEP Blue Barrier moisture barrier system that protects against mold issues and structural damage from moisture intrusion. Home and homesite packages in Lucarno are priced from the $900,000s to more than $7 million.About MediterraOn 1,700 acres in North Naples, Mediterra includes the member-owned Club at Mediterra with two world-class Fazio-designed courses and the private 10,000-square-foot Beach Club on the Gulf of Mexico. The development has numerous neighborhood parks, 8 miles of walking and jogging trails and a fitness complex with tennis and bocce courts, a pool and spa services. On the links, Mediterra is in the first year of a two-year, $6.1 million project to replace the irrigation system, bunkers, cart paths and turf on its South Course. The Golf Learning Center offers indoor and outdoor hitting stations, video equipment with launch monitor, a 2.5acre short game practice complex with three greens and a staff of certified PGA professionals. Membership opportunities at Mediterra are limited to just 225 members per 18 holes. All of the communitys amenities are membership-owned. Mediterras master plan includes more than 1,000 acres dedicated to open space with golf, parks and nature preserves. Since December 2009, London Bay Homes and affiliates have managed all new home sales and marketing for the luxury community. Resale properties are listed through Mediterra Realty. For more information, call 949-8989, visit Mediterra.com or stop at the sales center off Livingston Road, 2 miles north of Immokalee Road and west of I-75. CAPRIANOFrom page 10
AT SEAGLASS LIKE NOWHERE ELSE. It imbues all it touches. Brightens. Highlights. Of bay, islands and horizon. Right outside the window. Just beyond the terrace. Always there. Always yours. The light at Seaglass. It changes everything. RESIDENCES FROM $1MCoastal contemporary tower & penthouse residences | Rooftop terrace | Theater With access to Championship golf | World-class tennis | Pools | Fitness | Marina | Parks & preservesSEAGLASSATBONITABAY.COM26951 Country Club Drive | Bonita Springs | 239.301.4940 at Shine 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.
of industry and pioneers of their trade. Looking at the developments more notable owners, we see a collection of entrepreneurs, inventors and business leaders that includes Gov. Rick Scott. Those not familiar with Port Royal might wonder why a buyer would want property in a development when for the same price he or she might purchase, say, a private island. Some of it has to do with the upscale amenities that the community offers, like tennis courts (nine of them) and a resort-style swimming facility. But a lot of it has to do with the lifestyle. Port Royal property owners are eligible for membership in the communitys exclusive beach club, which offers prime opportunities for socializing with a certain economic set. Even factoring out the estimable zip code, the Galleon Drive house has some magnificent features: six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, formal living nd dining rooms, fireplaces, a wine room, a wet bar, cantilevered balconies, cathedral ceilings, an elaborately designed pool, a separate guest house and a water feature at the front entrance that might inspire jaw dropping. The house boasts 9,480 square feet of living space and the property comes with 149 feet of waterfront coverage, a full lot and half. The 60-foot dock can accommodate a deepwater yacht, and theres no-bridge access to the Gulf of Mexico. Why should it matter that there are no bridges between this property and the Gulf? Because an overpass limits the size of the boat. And if you own a $20 million piece of waterfront property, chances are good that you have a serious yacht to go with it. Gulf Coast International Properties has already seen interest in the property, and many of the homes potential buyers are currently owners within Port Royal. Theyre looking for new construction not easy to find in the development and theyre happy to let someone else handle the hassles that sometimes come with building a highend home things like the permitting process, selecting tile and crown molding and making landscaping decisions. The developer has gone with many of the known names in Naples construction, including the builder BCB Homes, architecture firm Stofft Cooney, landscape architect Ed Westwood of GardenBleu and the interior design company Kahn Design Group. Not so long ago, the real estate market in Southwest Florida was floundering and the idea of new construction made developers cringe. But Naples has seen steady growth in the last few years, and now real estate agents are saying there are more buyers than homes on the market. At this price range, were talking about a very small pool of potential owners. But 1650 Galleon Drive has gotten the details right. With these architectural elements, this much water frontage, and not to be discounted this address, the house is in a prime position to sell. NEW HOUSEFrom page 9 www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB16 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2014 ENGLEWOOD941.473.7750BOCA GRANDE941.964.2000PUNTA GORDA 941.639.0000BURNT STORE941.505.5555 RENTALS | PROPERTY MANAGEMENT | MORTGAGE | TITLE | COMMERCIAL BANK OWNED | NEW DEVELOPMENTS | RELOCATION | 888.552.5228michaelsaunders.com A World of Opportunity Thats Not A World Away LITTLE BOKEELIA ISLAND USEPPA ISLAND PALM ISLAND Majestic private island on over 100 acres located on Floridas Gulf Coast. This island is unrivaled in its amenities, investment potential and location. LittleBokeelia.com Offered at $29,500,000. Jennifer Calenda, 941.916.0798 or 941.505.5555 Imagine a private island set in the midst of beaches, bays and sky. Accessible only by water or sea plane and home to over a hundred families. Useppa Island residences pricing starts at $515,000 and up. Brian McColgan, 239.410.7850 or 941.505.5555 This unique barrier island offers seven miles of pristine white sandy beaches and gorgeous turquoise Gulf waters. Live the resort lifestyle all year long. Palm Island residences start at $329,900 and up. Kevin Mackin, 941.769.0198 or 941.473.7750LICENSED REAL ESTATE BROKER
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2014 B17 Prices, features and availability subject to change without notice. Broker participation is encouraged. OUR HOMEBUILDERS: KOLTER HOMES, NEAL COMMUNITIES, ROYAL CORINTHIAN & WYMAN STOKES3 minutes east of I-75 at exit 141 in Fort Myers ~ Verandah.com or call 866-694-7199 It doesnt get any better than this. UNLESS OF COURSE YOU LIVE HERE.36 Holes of Championship Golf Being home is a lot more exciting when you live at Verandah. Kayak. Hike. Golf. Swim. Play tennis. Every thrill you want is at this fantastic community along with the energy and excitement of a new owner, Kolter. HOMES FROM THE MID $200S TO OVER $1 MILLIONoffers in our area put buyers in a stronger position than buyers using conventional financing. As for the short sale or foreclosure market, the October report shows only 18 short sale transactions and 73 foreclosed property sales taking place in October 2014. Traditional sales accounted for 87 percent of all reported transactions in October 2014, which is an indicator of a strong housing market in the Naples area, says Carmen Isbely Vasquez, owner/broker of US Prime Realty. The report provides comparisons of single-family home and condominium sales (via the Southwest Florida MLS), price ranges and geographic segmentation and includes an overall market summary. Among the findings: Overall median closed price increased 13 percent, from $235,000 in the 12 months ending October 2013 to $265,000 in the 12 months ending October 2014. Overall pending sales increased 9 percent, from 839 in October 2013 to 911 in October 2014. Pending sales for condominiums in the $1 million-$2 million category increased 211 percent, from nine in October 2013 to 28 in October 2014. Overall closed sales decreased 2 percent, from 9,912 in the 12-months ending 2013 to 9,667 in the 12 months ending 2014. Closed sales for single-family homes in the $2 million and above category increased 31 percent, from 210 in the 12 months ending October 2013 to 275 in the 12 months ending 2014. Median closed price increased 13 percent, from $235,000 in the 12 months ending October 2013 to $265,000 in the 12 months ending October 2014. Overall median closed price for homes in the $1 million-$2 million and $2 million and above categories both decreased 3 percent. Overall inventory decreased 10 percent, from 4,376 homes in October 2013 to 3,939 homes in October 2014. Average days on market for October is at 73. The October reports showed signs our winter residents and visitors returned early this year: Overall pending sales rose 10 percent from September 2014 (829) to October 2014 (911), and inventory increased from 3,702 units available in September 2014 to 3,929 units available in October 2014. The report concludes that pending sales are driving the market into what is anticipated to be a strong fourth quarter. Were seeing the demand for homes in the Naples beach area start to rise again, too, says Steve Barker, advising broker for Equity Realty. The report shows pending sales for both condominiums and single-family homes rose more than 40 percent in this geographic area for October 2014 compared to October 2013. Broker analysts agree with incoming NABOR President Mike Hughes, vice president and general manager of Downing-Frye Realty, who likens Naples to an exclusive luxury destination similar to Aspen and Hilton Head, and predicts the area is poised to see more price appreciation, especially in the luxury single-family home market. View the full report at naplesarea. com. NABORFrom page 9 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! Open House Sunday 1:00-4:00 Serving Naples, Bonita Springs and EsteroAMERIVESTREALTYOFNAPLES.COM10001 Tamiami Trail North Naples, FL 34108MLS#214031449
Welcome to Casa El Nido In Prato at Talis ParkGracefully situated on a home site overlooking the emerald green Sea Dwarf Paspalum fairway of Talis Park Golf Clubs 15th hole, T. Scholten Builders Casa El Nido model residence epitomizes the relaxed grandeur and In the Park lifestyle of the North Naples communitys Prato estate home neighborhood. An enclave of just twenty-four Park Estate Homes offering enhanced privacy and spectacular golf, water, and preserve views, Pratos North facing residences enjoy unfettered golf and orchard views, a combination that provides a captivating landscaped effect. Those facing south offer the tranquility of seemingly endless water and golf course vistas. The view corridor of every Prato site is uninterrupted by another residence. Pratos residences range from 4,500 to over 7,000 square feet on 125 x 175 sites and start at $2.5 million. The completed, two-story, 6,491 square feet, five-bedroom, six-and-a-half bath Casa El Nido furnished estate model is available for purchase and immediate occupancy and offered at $3.9 million with furnishings. In keeping with PDS Architecture of Fort Myers Spanish architectural style, the exterior of the Casa El Nido features rustic functional shutters with a dark stain, arched mahogany entry doors, dark cypress soffits and fascia, exposed trusses and large corbels. The exterior walls are finished with a sprayed granular stucco. Anderson window and doors are found throughout the home. The interior of the Casa El Nido is designed to convey a grand, traditional sensibility with beautifully executed architectural ceiling details complimented by the use of selected modern elements, including a stainless steel and glass stairway treatment that plays against dark-toned wood treads. Lighter toned hardwood flooring is used throughout the downstairs. Upon entry to the home, an elegant light-filled parlour with a fireplace and French doors opening to the outside greets visitors and offers a warm, inviting conversation space. A formal dining room includes a large wine room. The spacious gourmet island kitchen is designed to provide an abundance of work space for the most discriminating chef and includes a large pantry. The family room offers another comfortable gathering place that can be opened to the outside. The south facing Casa El Nidos massive outdoor living area is positioned on the view. The covered lanai features a large sitting area with a fireplace and television, a dining area, an island bar and an outdoor kitchen with a grill, refrigerator and sink. A custom designed pool is finished to convey the look of soothing Caribbean-blue water. The homes residents will enjoy sunsets from a raised fire pit area overlooking Talis Parks Greg Norman-Pete Dye designed golf course and the glittering waters of a lake. An office just off the master suite provides a private retreat removed from the homes living areas. The master suite includes a master bedroom overlooking Casa El Nidos wondrous views, and a master bath with a double vanity, a freestanding white tub and 24-inch white and grey Calcutta tile. The homes dramatic upstairs is ideally suited for out-of-town guests and grandchildren and can be accessed either by the stairway or an elevator. A large 17 x 26 play room offers a place to watch television and to entertain younger family members. Two guest suites with walkin closets include double French doors that open to a spacious covered terrace that flows into a large sun deck. The terrace and sun deck offer spectacular views and can also be accessed through double French doors at the south end of the upstairs central hallway. After establishing themselves as one of the Chicago areas preferred builders, Tom and Regina Scholten relocated to Southwest Florida in 1998 and opened T. Scholten Builder in 2001. Since then, the firm has been acknowledged as one of the areas premier builders and has completed custom luxury residences in Naples most prestigious neighborhoods. To ensure its rigid quality standards and completion deadlines are met, Scholten maintains its own fulltime group of accomplished craftsmen. Having our own craftsmen allows us to control our own destiny as far as quality and on-time completion are concerned, said Tom Scholten. We specialize in crafting luxurious residences for highly discerning clients and the people who work with us share our very high standards. Talis Park shares those standards as well. We are thrilled to be building in Prato and to be working in a community that clearly has a unique sense of vision. Opportunities to enjoy the Prato estate lifestyle are limited. All developer home sites in Prato have been sold. In addition to Casa El Nido, four builder or investor owned home sites and the Golf Dream House currently under construction also remain available in Prato. Furnished estate models by McGarvey Custom Homes and Gulfshore Homes are planned for two of the sites. Gulfshore is also making a custom estate home and lot package available on one of the remaining home sites in Prato. 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. ADVERTORIALResidences in the Prato estate neighborhood are just minutes from Talis Parks Great Lawn and Vyne House, a New Fashioned clubhouse with dining, fitness, and spa facilities. The Casa El Nidos spacious gourmet island kitchen is designed to provide an abundance of work space for the most discriminating chef and includes a large pantry. Casa El Nido Rendering: The completed, two-story, 6,491 square feet, five-bedroom, six-and-a-half bath Casa El Nido furnished estate model is available for purchase and immediate occupancy in Prato at Talis Park and offered at $3.9 million with furnishings. Talis Parks golf course is one of just two courses in the world designed by Greg Norman and Pete Dye and is consistently ranked in the top 20 courses in Florida. T. Scholten Builders Casa El Nido model residence epitomizes the relaxed grandeur and In the Park lifestyle of Talis Parks Prato estate home neighborhood.
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CASA EL NIDOIN PRATO AT TALIS PARK 239.449.5900 TalisPark.com A Kitson & Partners Community Visit The Garden House Sales Center at Livingston Rd, Naples, FL b 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. Broker participation welcomed. Prices, plans and specications subject to change without notice.MODEL OPEN DAILYA Completed, Two-Story, 6,491 Square Feet, Five-Bedroom, Six-and-a-Half Bath Furnished Resident Ready Estate Model by T. Scholten Builder Showcasing Pratos Signature Long Range Views $3.9 Million With Furnishings SEE IT, TOUCH IT, FEEL IT, MAKE IT YOUR OWN
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A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF NOV. 27-DEC. 3, 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 newsSweets for the gluten sensitive, a dinner devoted to the duck, deals from Naples Originals and more dining tidbits. C35-36 Folk art findsAntiques experts comment on the collectability of cigar-store Indians. C26 No. 2 in a trilogyAuthors experience as judge and litigator adds depth to this legal thriller. C20 On paper, Dave Kozs new holiday release, The 25th of December, would have seemed like one of his more challenging albums to complete. After all, it involved 10 well-known guest vocals (plus a pair of guest instrumentalists), a situation that could have made scheduling recording sessions tricky. Plus, Mr. Koz was looking for fresh interpretations of holiday songs, performed with the energy and emotion they deserved. The ambition of the album did not translate into struggles, though. There have been projects Ive done that are work projects, that take forever to kind of get going or that have snags all along the way, saxophonist Mr. Koz said in an early November phone interview. This one was just, boom, made a call, (the artist said) yes, make the plan to record, which song? Great, lets do it. Which key? Great, boom, boom, boom, boom. It all just happened, and before we turned around it was done, done in six weeks. Local audiences will hear several numbers from the album when Dave Koz & Friends perform Monday, Dec. 1, at YOU PROBABLY KNOW SOMEONE LIKE Ebenezer Scrooge. Or, if youre brutally honest, you might even catch glimpses of him in yourself. The hateful miser who had a change of heart late in life is so well-known that more than 160 years after his creation, were still reading A Christmas Carol and enjoying its variations. The story has inspired movies, stage shows, radio shows, TV shows, cartoons, operas and graphic novels. Everyone from the Muppets to Barbie to Daffy Duck to Vanessa Williams has played Scrooge. Theres even been a zombie version, a Klingon version and a Dr. Who version. Charles Dickens novella struck such a chord with people that just six weeks after the books publication, an adaptation hit the stage in London, then New York. Here in Southwest Florida, three venues are presentingDave Kozs latest features Estefan, Wonder, Mathis and moreThree local actors. Three local theaters. Three totally different performances. B B B F olk ar t f in d s An tiques experts comm en t t t on t he collecta bi i i c igar-s to o o Indian s. C2 6 N o. 2 i n n n Au thors e x x x an d litiga to o to this lega l l l BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com SEE SCROOGE, C4 SEE KOZ, C22 VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY Cody Nickell in Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol playing at the Gulfshore Playhouse at The Norris Center. David Yudowitz in Scrooge TV: A Modern Christmas Carol at the Laboratory Theater. Robert Summers in A Christmas Carol: The Musical playing at the Broadway Palm Theatre.BY ALAN SCULLEYFlorida Weekly Correspondent BRYAN SHEFFIELD / COURTESY PHOTODave Koz
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2014 their versions of it this holiday season. A Christmas Carol: A Musical playing at the Broadway Palm in Fort Myers through Dec. 27 sets the traditional tale to music. Scrooge TV: A Modern Christmas Carol at Laboratory Theater of Florida in Fort Myers Dec. 12-20 puts the story in current times, with a reality TV psychiatrist. And Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol by Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples Dec. 6-21) is a one-man show that looks at the classic story from Marleys point of view. Florida Weekly talked to the actors playing Scrooge (or, in Lab Theaters case, the closest they had to Scrooge) to find out more about this man who undergoes a true repentance and change of heart. Here are edited versions of our conversations.CODY NICKELL Show: Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol Where: Gulfshore Playhouse at The Norris Center, Naples When: Dec. 6-21 (previews Dec. 4-5) Cost: $40-$49 ($30 for previews, $60 for opening night) Info: 261-7529 or gulfshoreplayhouse.org Have you ever played Scrooge before? Yes, last year when we first did Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol. Scrooge is not the central character in this version, Marley is. But I really love the Scrooge (playwright) Tom Mula has built. Hes quite a bit of fun to play. What is the challenge of playing Scrooge? The challenge and also the blessing of playing Scrooge is dropping into that place of hateful disdain he has for the world, and other peoples expectations of how he should live in it. In the version were doing, a new adaptation, he doesnt see anything wrong with how he is in the world, so it really makes the journey pay off. You have to start in a nasty, awful place, so that as you go on that journey of redemption and atonement, theres a really fun payoff. Tell us about your production: Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol is told from the point of view of Jacob Marley, who dies and finds himself in the afterlife and is going to meet with eternal damnation if he doesnt go back and save Scrooges soul. His one means of redemption is to go and save Scrooge. And through the saving of Scrooge, Marley himself is saved, he is redeemed. I play approximately 18 characters, including demons and angels and all the ghosts. There are familiar characters for people who know the story, and some new ones as well. Do you have a favorite version of A Christmas Carol? Scrooged, the Bill Murray movie. I watch it every year. I find the comedy and the pathos in that story really, really wonderful. Im a big Bill Murray fan, and there are many other great actors in it Carol Kane, Buster Pointdexter, Karen Allen, Bobcat Goldthwait. Its wonderful. Are you a ho-ho-ho or a bahhumbug type of person? In my life, I am most certainly ho-ho-ho. Why has Scrooge become such a classic, iconic figure? I just like the idea of rebirth, of getting a second chance at redemption, that we have made mistakes or are currently making mistakes, and we can choose to turn over a new leaf and we can be forgiven and live a better life. I think we identify with Scrooge because we see ourselves in him, but we dont see ourselves fully. Hes worse than any of us, so we can tip into his journey without feeling like, Oh, yeah, thats totally me. But yet we can relate, and go, Oh, yeah, there are ways I can be more generous or more kind or forgiving or understanding.DAVE YUDOWITZ Show: Scrooge TV: A Modern Christmas Carol Where: Laboratory Theater of Florida, Fort Myers When: Dec. 12-20 Cost: $22 for adults, $18.50 for seniors, $12 for students Info: 218-0481 or laboratorytheaterflorida.com Have you ever played Scrooge before? Never. What is the challenge of the role? There are a number of characters I play. I try to make them all distinct. The main characteris Scrooges conscience. I do that with a British accent. I do his father with a Southern accent, and then I do his wife in a normal voice, but I make it a high register. Then I have another role as one of his patients, and I do that with a Brooklyn accent. Tell us about your production. Its a parable, a story about a man who is selfish and greedy. Hes supposed to represent Scrooge, and I play his conscience. I keep coming on to him to try to help him find a better path. Hes a psychiatrist and has a TV show. Thats why its called Scrooge TV. Its like a Dr. Phil. He helps people and cures them, but hes really a phony. (The play was written by Laura Larusso, who won Lab Theaters 24-Hour Play Contest last year.) Do you have a favorite version of A Christmas Carol? I dont care for it. It seems kind of childish to me. Are you a ho-ho-ho or a bahhumbug type of person? I am a true atheist, not an agnostic. So you can gather from that that Im a bah-humbug type of person. I really live a life that is a lot truer and more honest than so-called religious folk. I try not to hurt people. I do unto others as they do unto me. I try to be nice and kind and helpful. It doesnt mean I wasnt raised to believe in God. I was raised Orthodox Jewish, and I rejected that. Why has Scrooge become such a classic, iconic figure? Well, the answer is that we have so commercialized this whole Christmas idea. Its supposed to be a one-day affair. It should be a very holy and sanctified kind of day, a day when people worship. (Christmas now) is such a bastardization of what it was meant to be. People have become so inured to the commercialism that they actually believe this lie that you should go out and buy toys all year long. They think theyre doing something related to the holiday. Scrooge gives people an opportunity to take a break from the commercialism and think that they are really doing something that will enhance their soul and their life.ROBERT SUMMERS Show: A Christmas Carol: The Musical When: Through Dec. 27 Where: The Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers Cost: $37-$60 Info: 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com Have you ever played Scrooge before? Im reprising the role I played last year at the Dutch Apple in Pennsylv ania (Broadway Palms sister theater.) And Ive also played Marleys Ghost and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Be, in a different version. What is the challenge of playing Scrooge? Scrooge, to me, is a very complex character. Everything from his past kind of leads you where and why he is the way he is There is good in him somewhere, not just meanness and coldness, and it just has to be found. Tell us about your production. Its a musical by Alan Menken, who wrote the music for The Little Mermaid and things like that for Disney. Other musical versions have made it more of a spectacle. In this one the director, Galloway Stevens, is trying to bring it back to the Dickens to make it feel like you are in 1830s London, with the hardness and hardship, the cold winters. Starvation was prevalent. If you read the book, you get that. Thats what hes trying to put in here. Even though there are songs that show the happiness of Scrooge, he also takes it down into the dark where hes facing his demons, and what he could be, and what could happen in the future if he keeps on this path. Hes taking it back to the (original) Dickens. I think he succeeded. Do you have a favorite version of A Christmas Carol? I love this version Im in. But I think my favorite all-time favorite is the 1951 British film with Alastair Sim. I consider him the quintessential Ebenezer Scrooge. You feel his pain. You can see the torment in his soul And in seeing his past, through the ghosts, you see that he is a good man. Its there, it just has to be pointed out: You are a good man. Go away from the path youre on and get on the path you need to be on. Are you a ho-ho-ho or a bah-humbug type of person? Im actually a hoho-ho kind of person. I enjoy Christmas, I enjoy the feeling of love and family the happiness of what can be and what is. Its very satisfying. A couple seasons ago I played Kris Kringle in Miracle on 34th Street, which was a lot of fun. Why has Scrooge become such an iconic, classic figure? Its a story of redemption, that no matter how bad someone is, they can be redeemed if they look inside themselves and see themselves for what they were,. You look and see the love, the family, the enjoyment of just being together and enjoying your family and people. You only get to live once, and why live your life shutting everybody out? There is so much love, even in todays world. There is a lot of conflict going on around the world, but theres also a lot of love out there, too. Sometimes you just have to look for it. Scrooge is iconic (because) he speaks not just to that generation, when Dickens wrote it, but to our generation now. SCROOGEFrom page 1Ten years after Charles Dickens published A Christmas Carol, that classic tale of a miser who comes to see the error of his ways, he gave his first public reading, acting out the various characters. Two thousand people attended the almost three-hour performance. He was like a pop star, local actor John McKerrow says about Dickens whenever he gave public readings of his novels, especially A Christmas Carol. Mr. McKerrow hopes to create a similar sensation when he reads A Christmas Carol as a benefit for the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. The one-time, one-hour performance (hell read an abridged version of the holiday classic) Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Cape Coral Yacht Club. The evening begins at 5 p.m. and includes a choir and a childrens chorus singing Christmas carols as well as a traditional holiday dinner of roast beef and Yorkshire popovers, starting with a Smoking Bishop alcoholic drink served in a goblet and ending with wine and bread pudding with dark rum sauce. Mr. McKerrow, who audiences may know from his numerous performances with The Naples Players at the Sugden Community Theatre and as the founder and producing artistic director of Shakespeare in Paradise, takes the stage at 7 p.m. Im going to be introduced as Charles Dickens. Then Im going to jump into the story, portraying Scrooge, Marley, the ghosts and all of the familiar characters from the favorite tale, he says. and a Dickens of a nightBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com Christmas With Dickens>> When: 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4 >> Where: Cape Coral Yacht Club >> Cost: $50 for dinner and performance, with all proceeds to bene t the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra >> Info: 590-0217 k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLY
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2014 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOTHEATERThe Spitfire Grill Through Dec. 6 by The Naples Players at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or naplesplayers.org. See review on page C10.The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical Through Dec. 25 at the Off-Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm. com.A Christmas Carol Through Dec. 27 at the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.The Nutcracker By Naples Philharmonic and Miami City Ballet Dec. 6-7 at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org.Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol By Gulfshore Playhouse Dec. 6-21 at The Norris Center. 866-811-4111 or gulfshoreplayhouse.org.Swell Party By Theatre Conspiracy Nov. 28-29, Dec. 4-5 and Dec. 11-13 at the Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers. 9363239 or theatreconspiracy.org.Nutcracker Goes Pop! By Naples Players KidzAct Dec. 12-14 and Dec. 19-20 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 434-7340 or naplesplayers.org.THURSDAY11.27Turkey Trot Gulfcoast Runners hosts the second annual Turkey Trot 5K setting out at 7:30 a.m. from Cambier Park. $30 for pre-registration, $40 the day of the event. 434-9786 or gcrunner. org.Gobble, Gobble Village on Venetian Bay hosts the Gobble Gobble 4-Miler starting at 7:25 a.m., with registration proceeds going to St. Matthews House. Gobblegobblefourmiler.com.Grateful Yoga Yoga Loft in Mercato hosts a free flow class at 9 p.m. Stretch and breathe for an hour of gratitude (and to earn your holiday feast). 260-7725 or yogaloftnaples.com.FRIDAY11.28Black Friday Entertainment Waterside Shops presents live music starting at noon. 598-1605 or watersideshops.com.A Village Christmas Enjoy the tree lighting, carolers, snow and Santa at Village on Venetian Bays Holiday on the Bay festivities from 5-8 p.m. 2616100 or venetianvillage.comWise Guy Comedian Jimmy Keys takes the stage at 7 p.m. at the Marco Island Historical Museum. $25. 180 S. Heathwood Drive. Purchase tickets at the museum gift shop. 642-1440 or themihs.com.More Laughs John Charles plays The Old Naples Comedy Club at 8:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday. $15. 1100 Sixth Ave. S. 455-2844 or oldnaplescomedyclub.com.SATURDAY11.29A Slice for Charity California Pizza Kitchen at Waterside Shops donates 20 percent of the days sales 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 copies of their new childrens book From Sea to Shining Sea starting at noon 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 through Dec. 20. Opening reception is 6-8 p.m. tonight. 220-7503 or artorg.net. Santa Island-Style Santa arrives at The Shoppes of Marco at 6 p.m. 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 at the Conservancy. 1495 Smith Preserve Way. 263-0204 or conservancy.org.Live Music Third Street South hosts Generation Gap in the Fleischmann Courtyard, Patchouli in front of Bad Ass Coffee and Wendy Renee in the Camargo Courtyard from 6-9 p.m. Be there at 7:30 p.m. to catch the snow flurries. thirdstreetsouth.com.SUNDAY11.30Dogs in the Garden Take advantage of Naples Botanical Gardens dog walking hours today from 9-11:30 a.m. Free for Garden members, $9.95 for others. 643-7275 or naplesgarden.org.Dixieland Jazz Naples Dixieland Jazz Band plays a free concert starting at 2 p.m. in the bandshell at Cambier Park. Naplesdixielandjazzband.com.MONDAY12.1Bingo! The Jewish Congregation of Marco Island hosts bingo from 5:30-9 p.m. 991 Winterberry Drive. Films for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs presents a screening of City of God (Brazil, 2002) at 7 p.m. Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: One becomes a photographer, the other becomes a drug dealer. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Rd. 4958989 or artcenterbonita.org.Christmas Tunes Dave Koz & Friends perform holiday favorites starting at 8 p.m. at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org. See story on page C1.Orchestral Anniversary Classic Chamber Concerts Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra opens its 20th season with a performance at 8 p.m. at the Sugden Community Theater. 263-7990 or classicchamberconcerts.org.TUESDAY12.2Book Discussion Braxton Hinchey leads a discussion of Thomas Pickettys Capitalism in the 21st Century and whether its an economic system that is out of control starting at 9 a.m. at the Naples Center of FGCU. The two-part series continues Dec. 9. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or fgcu.edu.Hot Topic Headquarters Library hosts a discussion about marijuana legalization and the results of the recent elections at 10 a.m. Moderated by a member of the Center for Critical Thinking in Naples. 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 5930334 or collierlibrary.org.Lunch & Learn Rookery Bay hosts environmental historian Jack Davis with a brief survey of Florida history over lunch beginning at noon. 300 Tower Road. 530-5940 or rookerybay.org.Historic 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.Holiday 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. Free. 26740 Pine Ave. 952-2556 or bonitaspringsrecreation.org.Holiday Choirs FGCUs Bower School of music presents a holiday performance of its chamber and university choirs at 7:30 p.m. at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Free. 791 Harbour Drive. 590-7292 or fgcu.edu.Handel Holiday The Naples Philarmonic and the Naples Philharmonic Chorus perform Handels Messiah at 8 p.m. at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.com.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.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. 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 and a special relationship begins. $5. 744 Eighth Ave. S. 434-3323 or italianculturalsociety.com.WEDNESDAY12.3Persistance of Memory Hop aboard a coach and take a day trip with the FGCU Renaissance Academy to The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. Participants will have a docent-led tour through the museum and see the new exhibit Picasso/Dali, Dali/Picasso. Bus departs at 7:45 a.m. and admission includes lunch at Tangerine Restaurant. $97 for RA members, $117 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or fgcu.edu.Local 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. Book Talk Join a librarian-led discussion of Ken Follets Edge of Eternity at 11 a.m. at the Marco Island Library. 210 S. Heathwood Dr. 394-3272 or collierlibrary.org.Holiday Fun Mercato hosts a tree lighting ceremony with live entertainment and dance performances at 5 p.m. Emceed by ABC-7s Krista Fogelsong. 254-1080 or mercatoshops.com.Art Alive The First Wednesday Art Alive opens house evening at more than two dozen galleries throughout the Naples Art District (north of Pine Ridge Road and west of Airport-Pulling Road) takes place from 5-8 p.m. 821-1061.STEVEN CARAS / COURTESY PHOTOThe Naples Philharmonic and Miami City Ballet present George Balanchines The Nutcracker on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6-7 at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org. Take Flight II by Richard Rosen is among the works in Sculpted, a new exhibit opening with a reception from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at The Sweet Art Gallery. Free. 2054 Trade Center Way. 597-2110 or thesweetartgallery.com.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOCOMING UPFilm Classic Naples Regional Library hosts a screening of African Queen starring Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4. In Africa during World War II, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship. Free. 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. 2527542 or collierlibrary.org.Art and Pizza The Center for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts Alla Prima, Alla Fun! at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4. Create artwork and enjoy pizza, wine and friends. Painter Patty Kane provides guidance. $50. 26100 Old 41 Road. 4958989 or artcenterbonita.org.Holiday Concert The Bach Ensemble Troubadours perform madrigals and uncommon Christmas selections at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Marco Island Center for the Arts. $35. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or marcoislandart.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.Author Lunch Chez Boet hosts author Sarah Elle Emm Mereday to discuss her book Marrying Missy and her Harmony Run series of young adult novels at noon Thursday, Dec. 4. $26. 755 12th Ave. S. 643-6147 or chetboetnaples.com.Downtown Christmas Fifth Avenue hosts its annual Christmas Walk and Tree Lighting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4. Enjoy local choral groups, dance troupes and other local performers. fifthavenuesouth.com.Empty Bowls The FGCU Art Department and United Arts Council of Collier County host the 14th annual pottery sale and eighth annual Empty Bowls Soup Lunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m on Friday, Dec. 5, at FGCU. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. For a $15 donation, participants can select a bowl created by a student in the universitys art department and fill it with soup from a local restaurant. Proceeds benefit local food banks. 590-1000 or fgcu.edu.Foreign Film South Regional Library presents a screening of the Israeli film The Bands Visit at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves in the wrong town. Free. 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway. 2527542 or collierlibrary.org.Light Festival The seventh annual Celebration of Lights takes place from 4-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at Ave Maria Town Center. A town parade begins at 6 p.m. Free. 352-3903 or avemaria.com.Birthday Bash Celebrate Big Cypress National Preserves 40th anniversary as a nationally recognized preserve at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 at the Collier County Museum. Live entertainment and prizes. $75 or $125. 3331 Tamiami Trail E. 695-4758 or nps.gov.Van Gogh Project Interpret Van Goghs Starry Night into a winter scene on your own canvas at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at Vinos Picasso. $36. 2367 Vanderbilt Beach Road. #805. 4318750 or vinospicasso.com. 12.3 #SEE IT #BUY EM #DRIVE IT Tickets are on sale now for Grammy Award-winning singer and bandleader Harry Connick Jr.s Feb. 6 performance at ArtisNaples. artisnaples. org The Renaissance Academy of FGCU hosts a trip to The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg on Wednesday to see the new exhibit Picasso/Dali, Dali/Picasso. 4344737 or fgcu.edu for registration. Artist Juan Diazs We Are Above It is among the Florida contemporary works featured alongside paintings from the post-war Soviet Union in an exhibit opening Saturday at the Gallery on Fifth in Mercato. artorg.net. The Christmas tree at Mercato lights up for the first time at 5 p.m. Wednesday. ABC7s Krista Fogelsong emcees the festivities. mercatoshops.com 11.29 11.28 Comedian Jimmy Keys, the man of many faces and voices, takes the stage at 7 p.m. Friday at the Marco Island Historical Museum. $25. 642-1440 or themihs.com. Newt and Calista Gingrich drop by Barnes & Noble at Waterside Shops at noon Saturday to sign copies of their new childrens book From Sea to Shining Sea. 597-2040 or bn.com.PHOTOS COURTESY OF MERCATO, GINGRICH PRODUCTIONS, ARTISNAPLES.ORG, THE DALI MUSEUM AND ARTORG.NET
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2014 WHAT TO DOChoir Concert Ave Maria University Choir performs at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 at Florida SouthWestern State College-Collier campus. Presented by the Bayshore Center for Performing Arts. $25 for adults, $20 for students. 775-2800 or bayshorecapa.org.Craft Sale The Marco Island Shell Club hosts an arts and crafts sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, 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.Adventure Day Friends of Lovers Key hosts its annual Great Outdoor Adventure Day starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the parks kayak launch. Enjoy music, food, touch tanks and ranger-led excursions. Regular park admission applies. 4634588 or friendsofloverskey.org.Snow Day Collier County Parks and Recreation hosts Snowfest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at Golden Gate Community Park, complete with toboggan rides, ice skating, carnival rides and festive food. $2. colliergov.net.Swamp Party Celebrate the history and culture of the Everglades starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the big Cypress National Preserve Welcome Center in Ochopee. 695-4758 or nps.org.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 stop by 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.Advent Event St. Marys Episcopal Church in Bonita Springs hosts its 14th annual Festival of Advent Lessons and Carols at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7. Free. 9801 Bonita Beach Road. 992-4343 or stmarysbonita.org.Classical Jazz Pianist Uri Caine heads the Naples Philharmonic Jazz orchestra at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, in the Daniels Pavilion at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org.Childrens 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 from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, in the bandshell at Cambier Park. 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.org 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.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2014 C9 thirdstreetsouth.com 239.434.6533HO, HO, HO! Thursdays on Third December th, 1th & th featuring MUSIC from 6 to 9 PM and SNOW, SNOW, SNOW at : PM! WHERE TO GO Artichoke & CompanysJOHNNY T DINNER SHOWSPut those dancing shoes on and join us for a three-course meal and live entertainment! EVERY MONDAY NIGHT 6:00 P.M.Reservations required; $29.50 per person plus tax/gratuity. In the Home Depot Plaza, on Bonita Beach Road 11920 Saradrienne Lane Bonita Springs, FL 34135 239.263.6979 artichokeandcompany.com Hall & Oates The pop duo performs at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, at Artis Naples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org.Family 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.Social Media The Marco Island Center for the Arts hosts FGCUs Renaissance Academys lecture about understanding Facebook and Twitter at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11. $24 for academy members, $29 for non-members. 1010 Winterberry Drive. 394-4221 or fgcu.edu.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.Sculpture Exhibit Bayshore Center for Performing Arts presents an exhibit featuring the works of more than 20 sculptors from 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at The Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt. 2349 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite 506. 775-2800 or bayshorecapa.org.A Capella Holidays The 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.Teddy Bear Tea The Ritz-Carlton of Naples begins its teatime for children with hot chocolate, sweet treats and stories at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13. $59. 598-6644 or ritzcarlton.com for additional dates.Boat Parade The Collier County Marine Industries Association presents the 25th annual Christmas Boat Parade on Naples Bay the evening of 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 The Gulf Coast Big Band performs a free concert from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, in the bandshell at Cambier Park. Gulfcoastbigband.com.More Music The Bonita Springs Concert Band performs a free concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at Riverside Park. 405-3320 or bonitaspringsconcertband.com.Jewish Film Jewish Congregation of Marco Island hosts a screening on The Jewish Cardinal (2014) at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14. $25. 991 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island. 642-0800 or marcojcmi.com. Lights in the Garden Enjoy family activities, musical performances and Christmas lights at Naples Botanical Garden from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 17-23. Regular Garden admission applies. 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-bythe-Coves 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.Santas Sleigh Players have a chance 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.By the Light of the Moon Naples Historical Society hosts a full moon tour of Palm Cottage and The Norris Gardens starting at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5. $10. 137 12th Ave. S. 261-8164 or napleshistoricalsociety.org. 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.KidzAct, the youth program of The Naples Players, presents The Nutcracker Goes Pop! Dec. 12-14 and 19-21 at the Sugden Community Theatre. More than 100 local children including KinderAct kids as the mice, above perform the modern song-and-dance version of the beloved classic, with this years performances featuring a variety of new numbers. $15 for adults, $10 for ages 2-21, $5 for ages 5 and younger. 263-7990 or naplesplayers.org.
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Let m m me nd t he e p p e r fe c ct s o ol ut t i o n f fo r y yo u u. 5606 6th Street West Lehigh Acres, Fl 33971 V V V i i s s s i i t t o o o u u r w w e e e b b b s i i i t t e e : : w w w w w w w w w w w . a a a l l l l a a b b o o u t t c c l l o o o s s e e e t t s s c c c o o m m m m e e Call for a FREE Professional Design Consultation! 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 9 9 9 9 . 3 3 3 3 0 0 0 3 3 3 . 5 5 5 8 8 8 8 2 2 2 2 9 9 9 9 9 The Spit re Grill>> Who: The Naples Players >> When: Through Dec. 6 >> Where: The Sugden Community Theatre, Naples >> Cost: $40 >> Info: 263-7990 or naplesplayers.org ARTS COMMENTARYNaples Players do the Hokey-Hokey for the holidaysHokey, hokey, hokey! The Spitfire Grill, playing at the Sugden Community Theatre through Dec. 6, serves up a great big helping of hokey, with hokey on the side, and a cuppa hokey to help wash it all down. If you think Hallmark specials just arent sweet enough, well, this is the holiday musical for you. If not, you might find it a little too sappy and cloying. The musical revolves around the Spitfire Grill, the lone cafe/restaurant in the small town of Gilead, Wis. Percy (Alyssa Lee) shows up in town and winds up staying with and working for Hannah (Ellen Cooper), the crotchety older woman who owns the cafe. Percys been in prison for five years and just been released; though theyve never met her before, her very appearance scandalizes the apparently xenophobic townspeople. If youve ever seen one of these kind of shows, you know how it goes, of course: This stranger shakes everything up and helps set everything right, including mending every shattered relationship in town. She even softens up Hannah. Hannah has been trying to sell the cafe for at least 10 years; Percy and fellow waitress Shelby (Laura Needle) come up with the idea of raffling it off. Participants have to pay $100 and write an essay about why they want to take over the Spitfire Grill. What happens is no surprise; I could guess the ending even before intermission. (And that is more a commentary on the musicals uncreative book, rather than my guessing prowess.) The script is insipid and predictable, the characters stereotypes. The dialogue is clunky, though sometimes its set to music. Sometimes the actors will stop singing and speak a line or two, then break into song again. (Fred Alley was responsible for both book and lyrics.) Except for a few hells and damns, this show is so preachy and obvious, it seems like something a church group would put on. (With a bit of research I learned it had its start as movie in 1966 and was conceived by Roger M.Courts, director and CEO of Sacred Heart League Inc.) The musical tries so hard to put across a message that it forgets all about depth or reality. The actors, whom I admire, are much better than this hokey show. The Naples production comes alive when Ms. Needle as Shelby steps on stage. Though initially shes a browbeaten, timid wife, her song with Percy, The Colors of Paradise, is the first genuine moment in the show. Somehow, Ms. Needle manages to rise above her stereotype of a role and bring us someone authentic. Dave Gipson plays her Neanderthal of a husband; not only is he domineering and insecure, but he seems to think his wife exists only to cook and clean for him. He doesnt want her to work or have a life of her own. He not only mistreats her, but at one point raises his hand to her. Ms. Lee, who plays Percy, has a great voice, as does James Badger, the towns sheriff. But Ms. Cooper, always a favorite, is puzzling. Though theyve put a gray wig on her, she seems much too young for the role of Hannah. Maybe my calculations are off, but I think shes supposed to be in her 50s or early 60s, yet her character is written as if shes feeble and already has one foot in the grave. I would have loved to see her be much more acerbic. She just seems to have been Disneyfied in this musical. Im not sure why The Naples Players chose to put on this musical in the first place. Perhaps they felt it would appeal to the largest number of potential audience members who dont require much from a show. Despite wanting desperately to like it, I felt antsy the whole time I was watching it. It made me empathetic for theater-hating husbands whose wives drag them to a show. I wish director/choreographer Dawn Lebrecht Fornara had had the actors dig down deeper into the characters and rise above the uninspired writing. There are some wonderful things about this production, though. Scenic Designer Jason Sherwood has created a creative, spacious two-leveled structure. (He was responsible for the great sets for Rabbit Hole and Good People, among others, previously at the Sugden.) And the music, written by James Valcq and led by musical director/conductor Charles Fornara, is incredible. I could have sat for the entire evening just listening to the score. With touches of Celtic, folk and country, its played by Eddy Leyva on violin, Christopher Glansdorp on cello, Joan Dilkey on accordion, Tom Weaver on guitar and mandolin and Mr. Fornara on piano. The music, all on its own, is breathtaking. And this small acoustic orchestra is outstanding. If only everything about this show were equally as creative. The Spitfire G rill has all the subtlety of an anvil being dropped on your head. (Even Craig Walcks lighting at the end of the show red and green lights was too blatant.) If Hallmark specials on steroids are just your thing, then you will love this show. Although I adored the band, The Spitfire Grill left me hungry for something tastier and much more substantial. nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com Ellen Cooper as Hannah Ferguson, Alyssa Lee as Percy Talbott and Laura Needle as Shelby Thorpe get excited as the entries come pouring in for their contest to win the Spitfire Grill.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2014 C15 LATEST FILMSThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Is it worth $10? NoIt is an insult an appalling, avaricious insult to ask moviegoers to pay hardearned money and give them nothing in return. So little happens in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 that it should be skipped altogether without a second thought. This movie is deplorable. I hated every second of it. This is not the first time a mega-franchise has split the final installment of its finale into two parts, and it will not be the last (the third Avengers movie will do the same). But this strategy didnt work for Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part One or for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One, so theres little reason to think it would work here. And it doesnt. Oh, boy, it doesnt. We already know theres no ending. Part 2 doesnt open until November 2015. Fine. What was it, then, about Suzanne Collins Mockingjay book (the third and final entry of The Hunger Games trilogy) that made Lionsgate believe it had two good movies at hand? It certainly isnt the story. The slowest part of Collins trilogy is the first half of Mockingjay, and true to form, almost nothing of consequence occurs in director Francis Lawrences film. Heres everything in a snapshot: Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) doesnt want to lead the rebellion against President Snow (a slithery Donald Sutherland). She strikes a deal with rebel leaders Alma Coin (Julianne Moore) and Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman): In exchange for rescuing captured Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) from the Capitol, Katniss will be their Mockingjay rebel leader figurehead. And thats it. Thats all that happens. And if you didnt already know that was going to happen based on how the last film, Catching Fire, ended, youve clearly never been to the movies. The action is nominal and uninspired. There are naturally fewer pyrotechnics without the glitz of the Hunger Games arena, but thats no excuse for the supposedly up-tempo sequences to play so stale. Francis Lawrence, writers Danny Strong and Peter Craig, and costume designers Kurt and Bart (really, thats how theyre credited), who have the ensemble in the most unflattering green jumpsuits you can imagine, are all to blame for the movies unconscionable dullness. Lionsgates true motivating factor in splitting Mockingjay, of course, is money. If you can get people to pay twice for a single product, the decision makes sense from a business perspective. But from a fans perspective, it ruins the story. Theyre splitting something into two parts that isnt meant for two parts, and in the process dragging out scenes and writing new ones for characters who are barely in the book (with all due respect to Elizabeth Banks, get Effie the hell off the screen). Everything that happens over 123 minutes couldve been accomplished in a little more than a half hour if Lionsgate had done things the right way. Instead, we get Katniss still reluctant to be the Mockingjay, still unsure of her feelings for Gale (Liam Hemsworth), still in love with Peeta and still tormented by President Snow. If this sounds familiar, its because it is essentially where Catching Fire left off, and so little progress forward is made that Francis Lawrences movie could not be a bigger waste of time. So heres what you do: Its the holidays. Take the $10 you were going to spend to see this and give it to charity. I guarantee youll feel better about giving to a good cause than you will if you waste money on the disappointment of this dreck. Whats more, not giving money to the theater will send a loud and clear message to Hollywood that this greedy practice of splitting movies into two parts must end, and it must end now. A final, apropos note: Early in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, Katniss journeys to District 12 and collects things from her old home. About an hour later, she returns and collects more things, for no better reason than that which prompted her first trip. In other words, a full hour goes by and nothing changes or happens. If that isnt reflective of the entire film, nothing is. >> Philip Seymour Hoffman died in February 2014 with roughly a weeks worth of lming remaining on his schedule. His performance was nished with rewrites (his characters scenes/lines were given to someone else) and visual effects. a K c m i u dan HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com FALLSWINGSPECIALSBUYLESSONSANDGETFREEb STRINGtRACKETSb TEAMLESSONnfPEOPLErbbFor information call the Tennis Shop at 855.923.7314 or email the Tennis Director at email@example.com. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC16 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2014 You are invited to the Fifth AnnualHamilton Harbor Yacht Club hosted bySaturday, December 6, 2014 7 pm 10 pmJoin us for an evening of fun, food, drinks, silent auction, and great atmosphere on the Gulf while supporting the mission of the David Lawrence Center. Live music by Jack Dillman Tickets: $50 until December 1st Purchase tickets at DavidLawrenceCenter.org or call 239.304.3505 SPONSORS Young Artists Awards to grant 44 student scholarships this yearThe Young Artists Awards, a performing arts audition, performance, education and scholarship program for area students, is entering its 12th year of programming. Registration is open for students ages 8-21 throughout Southwest Florida to audition in the performing arts. Fortyfour cash scholarships and other prizes will be awarded this year. All genres of music, acting, dance and vocal performance are encouraged. To accommodate the number of students who would like to participate in the program, the organization has expanded auditions to four full days. Students will perform before panels of professional adjudicators. More than 50 judges from throughout the nation participated last year. Students will receive scoring sheets and written comments from all members of the judging panel. Twenty-two finalists will be chosen to perform individually and in a coached group number at the 12th annual Young Artists Awards gala March 16 at the Broadway Palm Theatre in Fort Myers. The new Audience Choice award will be voted on that evening. In addition, all participating students will be given the opportunity to perform at various community events. Students can audition in multiple categories. Auditions will be held on the campus of the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 17-18 and 24-25 in the following categories. Classical voice: ages 13-16; ages 17-21 Contemporary voice and/or musical theater: ages 8-12; ages 13-16; ages 17-21 Instrumental music: ages 13-16; ages 17-21 Drama: ages 13-16; ages 17-21 Dance: ages 8-14; ages 15-21 A student can register for two auditions in the instrumental music category if he or she plays more than one instrument. A student can also register to tryout in both contemporary voice and or musical theater if he or she would like to perform a contemporary piece and a musical theater piece. For a guaranteed audition slot(s), registrations must be postmarked by Dec. 15. A limited number of late registrations will be accepted on a space-available basis only if postmarked by Dec. 31. Audition fee registration waivers are available. Download the registration form at youngartistsawards.org. For more information, visit the website, call 574-9321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 585 Park Street Naples 239.262.6517 naplesart.org Presents My Life: Artists Reveal Themselves in Their Work This is My Life 2: An Exhibition of NAA Member Artists Members Gallery: Roots Mom Serves Dad Spaghetti Squash with Marinara Saturday December 6th 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Browse and Shop Fantastic Local Art Make & Take Art Projects for Kids& First Saturday Family Fun Mallory OConner The Immortal Fountain of Youth in Floridas History, Mythology and Art Mallory will discuss the Immortal Fountain of Youth and how it has inspired one of the most endearing stories of Florida history, one that is featured time and again in artwork, literature and beyond. *Funding for this program has been provided by the Florida Humanities Council and is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture Programs Supported by: Experience the Difference Good Taste Makes.MondayThursday 11:30am9:00pm 1427 Pine Ridge Road, #105, Naples True Neapolitan Pizza and Authentic Italian Food on !Cannot be combined with any other offer or coupon. Expires 12/3/14. Purchase of Any Specialty Pizza Cannot be combined with any other offer or coupon. Expires 12/3/14.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C17 AS WE OPEN OUR HOMES TO FAMILY, OUR HEARTS TO LOVE, AND OUR LIVES TO POSSIBILITY, ON THIS ONE SPECIAL DAY, THE MALL WILL REMAIN CLOSED.WATERSIDE SHOPS WOULD LIKE TO WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A HAPPY THANKSGIVING.WATERSIDESHOPSPEACE. Sand-sculpting championship continues on Fort Myers BeachThe 28th annual American SandSculpting Championships presented by the Seminole Casino Immokalee continues through Sunday, Nov. 30, on Fort Myers Beach. Its the biggest sandsculpting event in the state, with more than 40 sculptures made from more than 1,000 tons of sand. Contestants construct their sculptures in an area on the beach alongside a tent with live entertainment. Food vendors and arts and crafts booths are set up nearby. This years competitors come from nine different countries and 10 states. Collectively they hold more than 300 competition trophies, and many of them are world champions. Sixteen Solo Master sculptors, five Doubles Master teams and 11 Advanced Amateurs are vying for the the 2014 Florida State Championship. The event is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Free parking is at Lovers Key State Park, with a free shuttle to the event. Interactive activities for guests include: Photo opportunity sculptures Designed so you can step into the sculpture, become a part of it and have your photo taken. You can also have the sculpture customized by carving names, family names, dates and just about anything into the sculpture to make it your family vacation photo, Christmas card, souvenir, post card, etc. Kids zone An area where kids can try their hand at building their own sand sculptures. Flying Colors On Saturday, Nov. 29, Flying Colors artist John Gowdy will be at work. On a blank, spinning canvas, he creates a portrait of a famous person or object, timed to music, in less than 10 minutes. Sand sculpting demonstrations and lessons Ongoing throughout the event. Admission is $5 (free for ages 4 and younger), or $12 for a three-day pass. For more information, visit FMBSandSculpting.com.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2014 Purchase the PANDORA Wish Upon a Star gift set for $350.**Bundle includes the Stargazer gift set (one 590702HV, two 791286CZ & one 791388CZ), the Starlight gift set (one 290553CZ, one 791051CZ & one 590412-45), and the limited edition 2014 Black Friday charm (a combined retail value of $510 US). While supplies last See store for details.BUNDLE UP his WEEKENDWITH A PANDORA HOLIDAY GIFT SET* AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 28-30 ONLY!AT MERCATO 239.431.5520 PROTOCOL AT ESPLANADE 239.259.8660 FLORIDA WRITERSInsider view deepens legal thrillers insights Blame by Linda Rocker. Wheatmark. 286 pages. Trade paperback, $14.95. Linda Rockers new novel follows Punishment (2012) and precedes Innocence, which will conclude her trilogy. This simply named novel is also well named. One thing readers learn from the book is that many are blamed but few are guilty. The rush to blame a person or persons for an unpleasant occurrence comes more out of emotional need than from any reasonable assessment of motive and evidence. When Jeffrey Klauser takes his own life shortly before his wedding day, the young man is not allowed to be thought accountable for his actions. Something or someone must have driven him to this desperate end. Should we blame the girlfriend who exhibited hesitation about marrying a drug addict? The doctor who might have overprescribed medication for pain? The parents who failed to take his problems seriously? The actors in the legal system will frame the issue so a verdict allows for the transition from blame to guilt, both a moral and a societal label. From her many years of trial experience as a litigator and judge, the author allows us a close-up examination of the system, including the strengths and frailties of those charged with making it work. A trial is many different things to the many people involved. To prosecutor and State Attorney Charlie Graham, its the step to public adoration that will win him a judgeship, perhaps the one held by Janet Kanterman, whom he will try to discredit through his manipulation of the case brought against the pain specialist, Dr. Neil Hammer. To Mrs. Klauser, the young suicide victims mother and the driving force behind this case, its about blame and revenge. The narrator interprets her need as the result of buried guilt over her poor parenting. Inside of the courtroom drama, which focuses in part on the overreaching of Charlie Graham, are several other story lines. One of these follows the romance between Casey Portman, Judge Kantermans bailiff, and the much older but thoroughly attractive Sheriff Luke Anderson. Missed signals in communication and expectation have led to a major rupture in their relationship. Casey is angry and despondent, and things get much worse when she is attacked raped and severely beaten by a mob hit man who was just after his twisted kind of fun. The man was actually in the courthouse following a totally separate case from that of the pain doctor trial. That other case involves the vulnerability of Pleasure Jones, who runs an escort service that crosses the legal line in several ways. Pleasure is an amazing minor character a tall, gorgeous black woman who is smart and seemingly confidant. Her illegal business allows law enforcement sufficient leverage to force her testimony at a criminal case about human trafficking being tried in New York. Also radiating out from Jeffrey Klausers death is Ms. Rockers exploration of the Nussbaum family, who lost a son-in-law but act as if they only lost a chance to throw a glamorous party. Lovey Nussbaum is the epitome of selfaggrandizement and shallow values. She sends her daughter Marcy out of town to avoid scrutiny and scandal Marcy who turns out to be pregnant. Now, of course, the fight is on between the Klausers and the Nussbaums over control of the grandchild. It should be clear by now that in Blame, one thing leads to another and then another. Litigation is the vehicle for resolution, but it is also the vehicle for power and an arena for various kinds of corruption and shady, if legal, dealings. The courthouse is its home, and no one handles the ugly side of what transpires there better than Linda Rocker. Shifting back and forth among different perspectives and story threads is a standard plot-building technique. However, perhaps because most chapters are very short, the transitions seem a bit choppy and disorienting. The large cast of major and minor characters lessens our sense of Casey Portmans centrality, even though Blame is billed as a Casey Portman Novel. However, the range of colorful personality types, with their various quirks, appetites and talents, makes for a most engaging reading experience. Floridians will enjoy the well-handled Palm Beach County setting, particularly the courthouse neighborhood. This highly entertaining legal thriller has a lot to offer. Phil Jason, Ph.D., United States Naval Academy professor emeritus of English, is a poet, critic and freelance writer with 20 books to his credit, including several studies of war literature and a creative writing text. p f t a e philJASONpkjason@comcast.net ROCKER
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2014 C21 celebration of lights 200ft zip line!PERFORMANCES BY: Barron Collier High School Marching Band Palmetto Ridge High School Jazz Band, Orchestra, & Chorus Rhodora J. Donahue Academy Choir Cypress Palm Middle School Chorus And many more! 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 BEACH READINGMartin Scorsese: A Retrospective By Tom Shone (Abrams, $40)REVIEWED BY LARRY COXMartin Scorsese made his first film in 1963 while still a student at New York Universitys film school, but it was Mean Streets a decade later that brought him international attention. Mr. Scorseses 50-year career in filmmaking includes such movies as Raging Bull, The King of Comedy, The Color of Money and, of course, the controversial 1976 classic Taxi Driver. Not only have his films established him as an important director, his work also created stars such as Robert De Niro. Tom Shone, film critic of the Economists Intelligent Life magazine and a frequent contributor to The New York Times and The New Yorker, has compiled a remarkable book about Scorsese and his work. Featuring more than 250 images, including movie stills, archive publicity material and onset photography, this stunning monograph is the next best thing to actually viewing a Scorsese film. Born in New York City in 1942, Mr. Scorsese spent much of his childhood absorbing the sights and sounds of Little Italy from the balcony of his familys tenement apartment. This is, perhaps, why his films, especially those set in New York City, have such authenticity. Because of childhood asthma, Mr, Scorsese spent much of his early years watching movies. In fact, he became so caught up in movies and movie making that he began constructing storyboards. When he was accepted at New York Universitys film school, he learned his craft and became not just good, but great. Tom Shone draws on his in-depth knowledge and unique viewpoint to present new takes on all 23 of Scorseses main features. As Mr. Scorsese once said, My whole life has been movies and religion. Thats it. Nothing else. This lavish book is a fitting tribute to one of cinemas most enduring talents. Info@BettyMacleanTravel.com Explore Our Website: www.BettyMacleanTravel.comPLEASE RSVP BY:Monday, December 8, 2014 Call: 239-513-0333 or 800-865-8111 Email: RSVP@BettyMacleanTravel.com SCHEDULE 1:00 PM Disney Cruise Line 2:00 PM Paul Gauguin Cruises 3:00 PM Tauck Bridges 4:00 PM Holland America 5:00 PM Wine Tasting with Clive IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CLIVE DANIEL HOME 2777 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34103PRESENT FAMILY TRAVEL DAYTHURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014Give your family a gift that will never be forgotten, discarded or broken. Plan a family trip with Betty Maclean Travel, Inc. specialists in multi-generational travel.
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Mr. Koz indeed had big names joining him on the album vocalists Johnny Mathis, Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan, Richard Marx and India.Arie, among them. Together they came up with something Mr. Koz had never done before: a vocaloriented album. I like new challenges, he said. And I dont ever like to repeat So I had never made a Christmas duets album. And over the years Ive been able to make some really special friendships, so I called upon those friendships to create this album. The enthusiasm Mr. Koz shows in discussing The 25th of December makes it clear that this was one of his more satisfying projects. Of course, his career is filled with far more successes than setbacks. After debuting on Capitol Records in 1990 with a self-titled album, Mr. Koz quickly rose to the front ranks of the smooth jazz scene with a largely instrumental sound that combined a strong element of pop melodicism with jazz and R&B. His 1993 Lucky Man and 1999 The Dance each stayed on the Billboard chart for more than 100 weeks, with the latter topping 500,000 in sales a huge number within the jazz field. His second decade included such hits as Saxophonic, which featured two hit singles (Honey-Dipped and All I See Is You) in 2003 and Hello Tomorrow, a chart-topping album that added two No. 1 jazz singles to his catalog (Put the Top Down and Anythings Possible). Now comes The 25th December, which quickly topped the Billboard chart for contemporary jazz albums upon its release. The big-event song on the album has to be the cover of the Beatles All You Need Is Love. The first single from the album, it started as a showpiece for Stevie Wonder. Its like this is the guy who is the walking epitome in this world of l ove, to me, Mr. Koz said of Mr. Wonder. To hear him do that, it was like, honestly I had to punch myself. I watched it happen and I just couldnt believe what I was seeing. He came to the studio with such passion to create something very special. He wasnt just phoning it in. He went over and over and over it And of course, the first thing that he did, which is what we used, was perfect. Mr. Wonder is still a primary voice, but All You Need Is Love evolved into a song where most of the other singers on the album also contributed vocals. Its likely that All You Need Is Love will be part of the enore each night on this years Dave Koz & Friends: A Smooth Jazz Christmas tour (see box). KOZFrom page 1 Dave Koz & Friends: A Smooth Jazz Christmas>> When: 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1 >> Where: ArtisNaples >> Tickets: $59-$89 >> Info: 597-1900 or artisnaples.org CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT 888-560-165713880 S. Tamiami Trail Ft. Myers 33912 on 41 South of Daniels Pkwywww.miniofftmyers.com OF FORT MYERS GET $400 OFF NEW 2015 MINI PURCHASES DURING OUR SALES EVENT! 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC24 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2014 ALL ABOUT CLOSETSWe Create Function and Storage with Style. Call for a Free Professional Design Consultation! 239.303.5829WWW.ALLABOUTCLOSETS.COM 9 M 9 M Innovative Design. Impeccable Craftsmanship. Flawless Service. facebook.com/ConservancySWF pinterest.com/Conservancy Crumpet the Elf to take his final bow in Florida Reps The Santaland DiariesFlorida Repertory Theatre will present David Sedaris thorny holiday comedy, The Santaland Diaries, for the last time in its ArtStage Studio Theatre. Back for a sixth season of yuletide mischief, this December marks the end of a tradition in Southwest Florida, as Jason Parrish retires his tights and takes a final bow as the lovably snarky elf, Crumpet. The Santaland Diaries plays Dec. 17-28. Its a bittersweet announcement to make because the production is so near and dear to all of our hearts, said Producing Artistic Director Robert Cacioppo. Santaland was the first play we ever produced in our second space in December of 2009 paving the way for the theaters renovation in the fall of 2012. Its been a joy watching the production delight audiences over the past five years, but its time to try something new at the holidays. Of course, Im sad to see Crumpet go, but excited to see what the future will hold. Written by bestselling humorist and NPR and New Yorker contributor David Sedaris, The Santaland Diaries is a hilariously funny and bitingly honest portrait of the Christmas season that Mr. Sedaris spent working as an Elf at New York Citys iconic Macys Herald Square. Adapted for the stage by Tony-winning actor and director Joe Mantello, the play takes audiences on a sometimes subversive and sometimes touching journey from the interview process to the last crazed shopping days before Christmas. Florida Reps Associate Artistic Director and ensemble member Chris Clavelli directs the production for a fifth year after recently helming Florida Reps critically acclaimed production of Tribes this fall. Mr. Clavellis work as both an actor and a director with Florida Rep includes more than 30 productions and goes back to 2002. All seats are $25. Students with ID are $10. Tickets are available online at FloridaRep.org and through the box office at 332-4488. The Santaland Diaries contains adult language and is for mature elves only. Florida Repertory Theatre is located on Bay Street between Jackson and Hendry streets with free parking in the downtown Fort Myers River District. Got Download?The iPad AppIts FREE! Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comSearch Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today.iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C25 facebook.com/ KeyWestExpress twitter.com/ KeyWestExpress youtube.com/ TheKeyWestExpress www.keywestexpress.us 1-800-593-7259 LIMITED TIME SALE. Roundtrip vouchers valid for travel January 1st, 2015 December 31st, 2016. Thats 2 Full Years! Non-Refundable, Not for Resale, Non-Transferrable. ROUND TRIP* $ 99 e ae y idayb ti n Give the Gift of Key West this Holiday Season! LIMITED TIME HOLIDAY VOUCHER SALE! We Deliver! Open Monday-Friday 10-5 & Saturday 10-2239-643-3330 All holiday costumes and balloons, Santa, Mrs. Claus, elves, gingerbread men, Frosty and Rudolph too! Tons of holiday accessories available! Your favorite snowman or kids costumes available for sale or rental! Second annual Naples Jewish Film Festival setSubscription packages and sponsorship opportunities are available now for the second annual Naples Jewish Film Festival. Following its soldout inaugural season, the 2015 festival, A Journey of Jewish Experience, takes place on four Wednesday evenings in March at The Norris Center. There are only 200 seats available for each screening. Subscriptions are $100 for the four films; single tickets will become available on Feb. 1 for $25 each. The selections for 2015 represent a wide range of subjects, styles and moods. Heres the lineup: March 2: Above and Beyond In 1948, a group of WWII pilots volunteered to fight for Israel in the War of Independence. The members of Machal volunteers from abroad not only turned the tide of the war, they also laid the groundwork for the Israeli Air Force. This gripping documentary produced by Nancy Spielberg, younger sister to Steven Spielberg, has been sold out at film festivals since its first showing in Jerusalem. March 16: Gods Slave Trained since childhood as an Islamic terrorist, Ahmed now must suicide-bomb a Buenos Aires synagogue. The investigation by an Israeli special agent determined to prevent the attack leads to unexpected and violent consequences. Winner of the Nueva Vision Award for the best Spanish/Latin American film at the 2014 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, this film is based on actual events. March 23: Belle & Sebastian In the French Alps during WWII, lonely Sebastian befriends the beast the local farmers think is killing their sheep an enormous yet gentle sheepdog. With Nazis rooting out resistance fighters, Belle and Sebastians loyalties are put to the test. This film won the 2014 Youth Jury Award Prize for Best Films4Families and the Grand Jury Prize at the Seattle Film Festival. March 30: Under the Same Sun In the near future, two businessmen a Palestinian and an Israeli struggle to set up a solar energy company. Their attempts to overcome hostility from their families and the people around them ultimately change the political map. This film won the Helping Hand International Humanitarian Award at the 2014 Rhode Island International Film Festival. For more information about the 2015 Naples Jewish Film Festival, visit naplesjewishfilmfestival.org or email info@ naplesjewishfilmfestival.org. Bath & BodyHome FragrancesFrench Jewels French GourmetProvence FabricGifts & Books The largest choice of Provence Products 100% Made in France 878 Neapolitan Way, Naples(on the left of FedEx)239.963.9030Shop Online at BuyProvence.com email@example.com French Gourmet Foods BUY 1, GET 1 FREE!Equal or Lesser Value Expires 12/31/14
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The Friends of the Collier County Museum invite you to meet these local childrens authors for a day of holiday book signing. Abby & the Eaglet by Charlotte Davenport E is for Everglades & N is for Naples by Lisa Trebilcock The Adventures of the Beach Boys: The Tale of Mira by Mindy Kirkley Malcolm the Muscovy Duck of Naples, Florida by Joan Curley Emilys Everyday Manners by Peggy Post LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED! PICTURES WITH SANTA! FR EE GIFT WRAPPING PROVIDED! FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!Saturday, December 6, 2014Collier County Museum Headquarters 3331 East Tamiami Trail, Naples, FL 34112(County Government Complex)Gift Shop Open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS!FROM 11 A.M. TO 2 P.M BRIDGE CLASSES 5865 Golden Gate Parkway, Napleswww.naplesbridge.comCall 239-455-4445 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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. K O VEL: ANTIQUES Even Santa can be a cigar-store Indian BY TERRY AND KIM KOVELIs an old barber pole or carved cigar store Indian worth as much as an oil painting of the same age? Some collectors today think so. One bidder paid $42,550 for a well-documented Indian maiden cigar store figure at a 2014 antiques auction. The hand-carved figure was pictured in the 1970s book, Treasury of American Design, which discusses a 1935 WPA project. Jobs were scarce during the Depression and the project gave jobs to artists who created watercolors of important American folk art. These original pictures can be viewed at the National Gallery of Art. You can see them online at.nga.gov (search for Index of American Design). The wooden Indian was the accepted sign in front of a tobacco shop by the 1840s, but it was almost gone by 1900, replaced by flat signs with store names. The term cigar store Indian today includes all the wooden or metal figures used as store signs in the past. Most of them did represent American Indians and were dressed in traditional feathers and robes. Many held tobacco leaves. The record price for a Santa Claus figure, set at Sothebys in January 2014, is $875,000. The Santa Claus figure was made in 1926 by Samuel A. Robb, who also carved American Indians. Even if a figure is a clown, dandy, Turk, soldier, young girl, Chinese man, Scotsman, Santa Claus or anyone else, all are referred to as cigarstore Indians. Q: I was given a platter with a painted turkey in the center and a pink and green flower border. The platter is round, 2 inches high and 15 inches in diameter. Its marked with a green backstamp that reads The Cowell & Hubbard Co., Cleveland, O inside a shield-shaped cartouche. Can you tell me more about my platter and what its worth? A: Your turkey platter was sold by Cowell & Hubbard, but it wasnt made by that company. The Cowell & Hubbard Co. was founded in Cleveland in 1861 and was once Clevelands oldest and most prestigious jewelry store. It sold a variety of luxury goods jewelry, fine silver, china dishes, cut glass, clocks, lamps and engraved stationery. Cowell & Hubbard contracted with some of the best American and European ceramics manufacturers, such as Lenox in the United States; Haviland and Ahrenfeldt in Limoges, France; Cauldon, Minton, Wedgwood and Royal Worcester in England; and Rosenthal of Germany to buy dinnerware and decorative items that were sold exclusively by the store. Factories often printed the names or marks of retailers as part of a backstamp with and without the makers own mark. Its not clear who made your platter, Antique cigar store Indians continue to be popular with collectors. This 19th-century figure of an Indian maiden, 68 inches high, sold for $42,550 at Cottone Auctions in March 2014.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2014 C27 Bower School of Music and the Arts PresentsBy the Chamber and University Choirs of Florida Gulf Coast UniversityA Free Holiday Concert Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m.Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive, Naples &joyful triumphant Naples Finest French CuisinePrivate Parties & Catering Available upon Request but it was probably made in the 1930s and is worth about $75 to $100, thanks to the turkey and every familys need for a Thanksgiving platter. Q: We have a copy of the Nov. 23, 1936, issue of Life magazine. Thats Vol. 1, No. 1. There is a picture of the Fort Peck Dam in Montana on the cover. It measures 8 by 6 inches and is in excellent condition. Is this a real original or a souvenir copy? It doesnt say copy on it anywhere. What would it be worth to a collector? A: You have a replica of the first issue of Life magazine. Its an exact but smaller replica of the full-size issue. The Fort Peck Dam was built on the Missouri River as part of Franklin Roosevelts New Deal projects. The cover photo was taken by Margaret BourkeWhite. Life was pub lished weekly until 1972. It was revived as a weekly newspaper supplement from 2004 to 2007. Full-size first editions of Life can sell for over $100, but online sellers offer the smaller replica for $10 to $15. Q: My husband and I knew the sculptor Edward Marshall Boehm and his wife when he was studying porcelain manufacturing in the 1950s. His earliest figurines were dogs and farm animals, made before he began creating the beautiful birds for which he became famous. I have a black and white Boehm cocker spaniel. What is it worth? A: Edward Marshall Boehm (19131969) was a veterinarians assistant from 1945 until 1949. He made most of his dog figures between 1949 and the late 1950s. He opened a porcelain studio in his home in Trenton, N.J., in 1950 and began experimenting with different glazes. His wife, Helen, promoted the business and marketed the figurines. Boehm made cocker spaniels in several colors and in two sizes. An early version, with the dogs head turned slightly to the right, was made between 1951 and 1957. Two hundred black and white cocker spaniels were made. Value of your figurine: $200 to $300. Q: I own a pine double-bed headboard and double dresser with mirror. A label in a drawer says Hand Burnished Pine by Shockey. Could you give me a value? A: Your two-piece bedroom set was made by Franklin Shockey Co. of Lexington, N.C. The furniture company opened in 1941 and appears to have operated into the early 1960s. Shockey made a line of mid-century modern pine furniture that collectors hunt for today. If your set is in the mid-century modern style and in good condition, you might get as much as $1,000. Tip: Be careful when youre eating at your Thanksgiving dining-room table. The hardest stains to remove from a tablecloth or a blouse are gravy and Merlot wine. Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel answer questions sent to the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or email addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of photographs, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The amount of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. Daily Entertainment 6:30 p.m.Pleas Mk Resrvations Limte Sating FOR ESVATIONS, CAL 239--2630 5375 Hibiscus Drive, Naples, FL 34113 Sunday Breakfast Bu et $12.95 per person Make Your Holiday Reservations Now! naplesfujiyama.com 239.261.4332 Located at: 2555 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34103 Home of the Very Best Asian Cuisine in Southwest Florida! MANAGER JUNJI HIJIKATAHOURS:Sunday-Thursday 5-10 PM Friday-Saturday 5-11 PM
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C35 All membership proposals processed in accord with Club By-laws. Location. Location. Location.Tucked right in the center of Naples between Goodlette-Frank and Pine Ridge Road is a hidden gem of a Club with a great golf course that will exceed your expectations, a vibrant social calendar, and a very welcoming membership. We invite you to inquire about our Golf, Associate and Young Executive Memberships. Come meet new friends and discover The Country Club of Naples.www.ccnaples.netHolly Stephens 239.261.1032 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 Gluten sensitivity? Forget about it and have some sweets BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.comOne of lifes little joys is a sweet treat now and then, and Karen Hill of Forgetaboudit Bakery doesnt think people with dietary restrictions should miss out on such indulgences. After a lifetime of baking traditional Italian treats learned from her mother, Ms. Hill noticed a few years ago that some of her friends had to skip her everpopular holiday cakes and cookies because of gluten allergies. I had a couple of new friends, and they just couldnt eat them, she says. It was really a surprise to me, so I started dabbling in cooking recipes that were gluten-free so at Christmas time I could give them cookies. Despite a huge learning curve, she experimented with ingredients like rice and almond flour so everyone she loved feeding could continue to reap the benefits of being her friend. Once she knew her gluten-free treats were a success, she created Forgetaboudit Bakery, making her buckeyes and pizzelles available to the public. Anyone interested in her treats can head to the Naples Marketplace on the corner of Pine Ridge and Livingston roads from 9 a.m. to 2 p .m. every Sunday. To place a special order, call 250-0842 or visit forgetabouditbakery.com. Orders must be placed at least five days in advance; delivery is free in Collier County.All about the duckDiners who love to help kids and dine on duck can satisfy both passions at Chef Charles Meredays second annual Holiday Duck Feast on Wednesday evening, Dec. 17, to benefit the Childrens Advocacy Center of Collier County. Guests at Meredays Fine Dining at Naples Bay Resort will enjoy an elaborate, multi-course feast that includes duck donated by renowned duck farmer and Marco Island resident Joe Jurgliewecz. All other costs have been donated as well, which means 100 percent of the $250-per-person price will go to the childrens organization. The Childrens Advocacy Centers mission is to improve the lives of abused and neglected children in Collier County. Last years feast resulted in $6,500 going directly to the center. For reservations or more information, call 263-8383 or visit caccollier.org. Go with the OriginalsNaples Originals, a consortium of 40 independent, locally owned and operated restaurants, offers a 30 percent discount on gift certificates purchased online the morning of Cyber Monday, Dec. 1. A limited amount of discounted certificates from member restaurants will be available for diners to purchase via the website naplesoriginals.com ($50 certificates will be $35, $25 certificates will go for $17.50, and $15 certificates will be $10.50). The gift certificates are immediately emailed to diners, who print them and redeem them at the member restaurants. Visit the website for more information. CUISINE NEWSChef Charles Mereday at Meredays Fine Dining at Naples Bay ResortCOURTESY PHOTOS Cookie trays and bread from Karen Hills gluten-free Forgetaboudit Bakery. HILLMORECUISINE NEWS, C36
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Chocolatier at Norman Love preparing to take on the world BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.comChocolatier Dan Forgey of Norman Love Confections has been chosen to represent the United States at the 2015 World Chocolate Masters competition in Paris. Candidates were asked to submit a portfolio of creations for review, as well as samples of dipped and molded pralines and a layered cake. I am honored to represent the United States and am eager to begin my preparation especially developing inspirational concepts for my chocolate showpiece and plated desserts, Mr. Forgey says about the worlds premier competition for chocolate professionals. Hell compete against 19 international artisans in late 2015 for the top spot. Mr. Forgey trained at the Culinary Institute of New England before coming to Naples to work at the WaldorfAstoria Naples. He joined Norma Love Confections in 2007 and was promoted to production manager in 2011.Sea Salt heads northChef Fabrizio Aielli, owner and executive chef of Barbatella and Sea Salt in the Third Street South district, is opening a second location of Sea Salt, this one in downtown St. Petersburg at a new retail and entertainment center called Sundial St. Pete. Opening in January, the new restaurant boasts 12,000 square feet that includes indoor and outdoor seating for 300 guests, a 20-foot wine tower, an 80-foot raw bar and a lounge and private dining room. Sea Salt St. Pete will have the same concept of fresh seafood and contemporary specialties as the Naples location, including an emphasis on hundreds of artisanal salts to complement Chef Aiellis dishes. Much like when my wife Ingrid and I first visited Naples, we fell in love with St. Petes culture, energy and passion for food and wine, he says. Wed been strategizing an expansion of the Sea Salt brand for some time, and when the Sundial opportunity itself, we knew all the elements had finally come together. Pick up Farmer Mikes produceLongtime locals familiar with Farmer Mikes U-Pick farm in Bonita Springs will be happy to hear the business fresh produce is returning to Local Roots Farmers Markets. After record frosts during 2009, the farm had to shut down for two years, reopening its permanent operation on Morton Avenue in 2012. Now its back up to speed and ready to provide locals with locally grown produce in area farmers markets. Shop its fruits and veggies at all the Local Roots markets at the Promenade at Bonita Bay on Saturdays, Coconut Point on Thursdays and Lakes Park in South Fort Myers on Fridays. Visit farmermikesupick.com for additional locations. Take note Tonys Off Third hosts its 16th annual Champagne & Sparkler Tasting from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. Coowner and wine director Sukie Honeycutt will guide guests through a tasting of 20 selections from around the world, including Schramsberg Brut Rose 2009, Bouvet Brut NV, Poema Cava Brut NV, Moet Chandon Imperial NV, Stellina de Notte Prosecco NV, Taittinger Brut La Francaise NV and Veuve Clicquot Brut Rose NV. Cost is $25 and includes a coupon for $10 toward purchases that evening. Registration is required. Call 262-7999. Tonys Off Third is at 1300 Third St. S. Its not too late to add something amazing to your bag of culinary tricks for the holiday season, and cooking classes Naples chefs are exactly where to learn. Fresh Fit Foods, 14700 Tamiami Trail N.; 595-2503 or freshfitnaples.com Glutenand dairy-free recipes: Thursday, Dec. 11 ($60) The Good Life of Naples, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4663 or goodlifenaples.com Soup n Salad: Saturday, Nov. 29 ($50) Appetizers and Small Plates for Entertaining: Thursday, Dec. 4 ($60) Satisfying Soups: Wednesday, Dec. 10 ($60) Bison, the Healthful Red Meat: Thursday, Dec. 11 ($65) Holiday Traditions: Friday, Dec. 12 ($60) Sur la Table, Mercato; 598-3586 or surlatable.com Perfect Pizza from Scratch: Wednesday, Dec. 3 ($69) Handmade Gnocci: Thursday, Dec. 4 ($69) Holiday Tapas Party: Friday, Dec. 5; Saturday, Dec. 6; Monday, Dec. 8 ($69) Date Night: Spectacular Seafood: Friday, Dec. 5 ($79) Holiday Cookie Workshop: Saturday, Dec. 6 ($69) Date Night: Passport to Italy: Saturday, Dec. 6 ($69) Classic Croissants from Scratch: Sunday, Dec. 7 ($69) Email food and dining news to Lindsey Nesmith, email@example.com. CUISINE NEWS Dan Forgey and his colleague Maura Metheny of Norman Love Confections won the National Showpiece Champions award at the Pastry Live 2013 competition in Atlanta for this magic-themed 3-D chocolate sculpture. FORGEY
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2014 C 37 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 2460 VANDERBILT BEACH ROAD, NAPLES EARLY BIRD SPECIAL ALL DAY EVERYDAY! KITCHEN & BAR Your Neighborhood Restaurant THE DISHThe dish: Carmelized Scallops Canoe The price: $35.50 The place: The Chapel Grill 811 Seventh Ave. S. 206-4310 The hours: Happy hour, 5-6 p.m.; dining room opens at 5 p.m. The full menu: thechapelgrill.com The details: It was our first visit to The Chapel Grill, and my husband and I had spent the afternoon working up our appetites in anticipation. Wed heard numerous friends sing praises for the church-turned-fine-dining establishment (as had Florida Weekly restaurant critic Karen Feldman). Turns out they were right. We arrived early in order to be at The Norris Center across the street for a 7:30 p.m. show. After studying the menu, I decided on the Carmelized Scallops Canoe, described as three large scallops served with guanciale and fine herbs fingerling potato hash, roasted femur bone marrow, haricot verts, sundried tomato pesto aioli and kaffir lime zest. When I asked my husband what guanciale is, he said he knew I would love any dish in which it was an ingredient. Turns out he was right, too. (Guanciale is an Italian cured meat from pork jowl or cheek). My artfully plated entre was as delicious as it was attractive. One more thing: We shared an appetizer and can highly recommend the Coco Loco Calamari, described on the men as Coconut milk dredged flour dusted tubes, chorizo and squash with a roasted garlic aioli. $14.60, and worth every penny. n Cindy Pierce firstname.lastname@example.org
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC38 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2014 Subject to change. agavenaples.com I 239-598-3473Corner of Airport & Vanderbilt Locally owned & operatedMusic, Rockin Ritas, Flavorful Cuisine Experience Agave!Friday, Nov. 28, 7-10 p.m. The Initials (rhythm and blues, Motown, soul, reggae, classic rock) Saturday, Nov. 29, 7-10 p.m. The Lion and Wolf (folk experimental) Wednesday, Dec. 3, 6-9 p.m. Beth Thompson Live (pop, dance) Thursday, Dec. 4, 6-9 p.m. Liam Wayne Duo (dance rock) Friday, Dec. 5, 7-10 p.m. Tessa and Jae (Motown, jazz, light pop, rhythm and blues, reggae, country) Visit www.agavenaples.com for upcoming entertainment schedule. S u b ject to c h ange agavenaples.com I 239-598-3473 Corner o f Ai rp ort & Vanderbil t Locall y owned & operated Fri d ay, Nov. 28, 7-10 p.m. The Ini t i als ( rhythm and blues, Motown, soul, re gg ae, classic rock ) Satur d ay, Nov. 29, 7-10 p.m. T h e Li o n a n d W o l f ( folk experimental) W e d nes d ay, Dec. 3, 6-9 p.m. B et h T h ompson Live ( pop, danc e) T h urs d ay, Dec. 4, 6-9 p.m. L iam Wayne Duo (dance rock ) Fri d ay, Dec. 5, 7-10 p.m. T essa an d Ja e ( Motown, jazz, li g ht p o p rhythm and blues, re gg ae, countr y) V isit www.a g avenap l es.com f or upcomin g entertainment schedule PAST REPASTSHere are some capsule summaries of previous restaurant reviews: Alpine Restaurant, Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 325-9499 Step into Alpine Restaurant and be instantly transported to a world filled with snow-capped mountains and comforting food. Theres rib-sticking goulash and hearty schnitzel, plus lighter options, charming service and a dining room that seems lifted whole from some cozy Austrian village. Start off with a bowl of goulash filled with beef, pork and vegetables or, even better, the sauerkraut soup, with strands of sauerkraut, smoked pork, potatoes and mushrooms. The chicken version of Alpine schnitzel (pork is another option) is marinated, grilled then topped off with provolone and a fried egg. Served with bacon-laced farmers potatoes and a medley of green beans, red peppers, peas and water chestnuts, its a meal that guarantees leftovers. The knedlo-vepro-zelo, a traditional Czech dish, features pork, dumplings and sauerkraut accompanied by caramelized cabbage. A fitting finish is the aptly named Triple Yummy crepe, a delicate pancake filled with Nutella, bananas and strawberries. Beer and (basic) wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed January 2013 The Bay House, 799 Walkerbilt Road, Naples; 591-3837 Seated in the dining room gazing out on the tranquil mangrove-lined Cocohatchee River, its hard to believe U.S. 41 is just yards away. The grand view is matched by superb food and polished service. Executive Chef Andy Hunter and his team do a masterful job of showcasing fresh seafood with a nod to carnivores. An appetizer called South of Broad features perfectly cooked fried green tomatoes, tangy goat feta, basil puree and tomato jam. A roasted beet and citrus salad, which included a delicious horseradish panna cotta, was equally good. The Coastal Pan Roast featured golden tilefish, shrimp, a Tampa devil crab, Carolina gold rice, baby vegetables, corn pudding and red wine sauce. Seafood pirlau, a Low Country version of bouillabaisse, contained scallops, shrimp, mussels, an outstanding housemade seafood sausage in a mild seafood brandade served with seafood fumet on the side. Florida Sunshine goat cheese cheesecake with pink grapefruit gelee and pools of blood orange and lemon curd, finished with tangy lime granita was an excellent end to a top-notch meal. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed May 2014 Bruninas Pizza and Pasta, 4330 Thomasson Drive, Hammock Cove, Naples; 530-0084 Pizza is the main draw at this bustling neighborhood join, but a menu of moderately priced Italian classics is available as well. Checkered plastic tablecloths and arched doorways give it the feel of a trattoria. Mushrooms stuffed with cheese, spinach and garlic and fried calamari were good, although the calamari arrived late. Salads were fresh, with tasty balsamic vinaigrette, but our entrees arrived before we had time to enjoy them. Shrimp over pasta with pesto cream sauce was a nightly special. The shrimp were big and juicy, but the sauce was disappointingly bland. Better were the gnocchi a la Mamma, tenderchewy pillows topped with mushrooms, spinach,white wine, garlic and olive oil. Service was pleasant but spotty. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed February 2014 Meredays Fine Dining, Naples Bay Resort, 1500 Fifth Ave. S., Naples; 732-0784 The eponymous restaurant of chef/ owner Charles Mereday is a wonder of gracious service, sumptuous surroundings and the inspired cuisine that its creator simply terms American but that is so much more. This is a truly superb restaurant and one that should not be missed. Food is served as multi-course small plates (choose three, four or five courses or sit at the bar and order a large plate) and changes with the availability of seasonal ingredients. I can vouch for the perfectly crafted heirloom red and gold beet salad with grilled ricotta salada, mint and orange segments; superb seared scallops with arugula and parsnip puree; butternut squash ravioli with tempura-fried squash blossom; Creole shrimp and cheddar grits; grilled salmon on sweet potato puree; crispy duck leg with wild mushroom risotto; and warm sticky toffee pudding with sweet toffee sauce and brown sugar ice cream. Theres an excellent wine list to choose from as well. Full bar. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed September 2013 Trattoria Abruzzo, Pavilion Shopping Center, 835 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples; 596-8010 The Laccetti family has developed a loyal following even though this popular dining spot sits well back from the street. Youll find some surprises on the menu, like the calamari Adriatico, squid sauted with artichoke hearts, kalamata olives and cherry tomatoes, and house-made agnolotti nonno Paolo, large tender halfmoons of ravioli stuffed with Parmigiano and fontina cheese topped with porcini mushrooms and a hint of truffle oil. Snapper Livornese consisted of a good-sized fillet topped with kalamatas, capers and anchovies in a light marinara sauce and the pollo ortolona was an impressive plate of boneless chicken breast with shiitake mushrooms, herbs, garlic and demi-glace with grand-reserve balsamic and a load of fresh arugula. We finished by sharing a lovely lemon tart just as a singer began serenading the crowd with Italian classics. Service was friendly but could have been smoother when it came to the flow of courses. Beer and wine served. Food: Service: Atmosphere: Reviewed August 2014 Key to ratings Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor
700 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, Florida 34102 Reservations 239.659.7008 VerginaRestaurant.com You can get 5% return on every visit at Vergina with your newVergina Loyalty Membership CardSign up and generate a HUGE discount during the year, plus anniversary and birthday prizes exclusively for Gold Star Club Members ONLY!Call 239.659.7008 to nd out how to sign up for your FREE Gold Star Club Membership Card and get your rst return immediately.NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C39 CUISINERistorante Enrico balances Italian classics and special touchesEnrico, the namesake of Ristorante Enrico in Bonita Springs, was born and raised in Italy where he learned his love for cooking and warm hospitality. So says the website for this small but impressive restaurant thats easily overlooked at the far southern end of a Publixanchored shopping plaza that looks just like a dozen other shopping plazas on the Tamiami Trail. Its only when you walk inside that you realize something special is waiting to be discovered within: authentic Italian cooking with some surprising twists; that aforementioned, genuinely warm hospitality from a big Italian family, some of whom are still learning English; a dark-red dining room with subdued lighting that creates a sense of romance and intimacy (the TV hanging from the ceiling in one corner notwithstanding). If you read this column regularly, you realize there are a lot of Italian restaurants in Southwest Florida and theres not always a lot that distinguishes them from one another. One meal was all it took to convince this skeptic that Enrico stands apart from the rest of the pizza-and-redsauce ristorantes. Yet somehow it escaped my notice until I went trolling through restaurant review websites in search of something new in Bonita Springs. The credibility of anonymous online reviews is dubious, but the 78 posts dating back to 2012 on TripAdvisor. com were overwhelmingly positive about Enrico. Many of the posters warned visitors to arrive early or expect to wait for a table, so we arrived at 5:30 on the weeknight we visited. By the time we left about two hours later, there were indeed diners outside waiting to be seated. While perusing the extensive menu of antipasti, sandwiches, pastas, baked dishes and pizzas, we sipped a Birra Moretti ($4.50), a light, fizzy pale lager, and a glass of the house Montepulciano ($6.50) that was very good for the price. Wines by the bottle are reasonably priced from $20 to $80; only house wines are offered by the glass. We quickly settled on an order of calamari ($10.99) and a side of meatballs ($4.99) to get things started while we pondered the myriad entrees. I had taken a break recently from ordering calamari because its just so played out. Im glad I decided to dip back into the basket of fried squid, because Enricos is better than most. Its very lightly dusted with breading, so the rings cook through quickly and dont absorb a lot of oil. I also liked the abundance of crispy tentacles, which I can never get enough of. The warm marinara on the side was lushly textured and sweet. More of that sauce accompanied the trio of meatballs. The plum-sized spheres were nicely browned and juicy, their rich flavor suggesting the presence of meats besides ground beef. Three of these with a nest of spaghetti would make a fine main course. Freshly made rolls with more marinara sauce arrived with our salads, which are included with most entrees. The salads were simple but fresh. I dont know if we caused the delay by not ordering entrees at the same time as appetizers, but there was a significant gap between courses. There was some confusion with our server about whether any of the pastas are made fresh in-house, which she eventually cleared up. The answer was no, but there was still plenty to consider: 15 chefs specials, pasta sauces like pesto and puttanesca that are less commonly available in this region and seafood dishes featuring scallops and crab, which also are unusual in Italian restaurants. Ultimately, we decided on one classic baked dish and one surprise. The pizza will have to wait for another visit. There are several ways that eggplant rollatini ($14.99) can go wrong: skimpy eggplant slices that are lost in the mix; an excess of cheese that leaves you feeling stuffed with rich ricotta; a flood of tomato sauce that drowns the whole creation. Enrico achieves the opposite, producing a dish with all the right proportions and balance of flavors. Served with a modest tangle of spaghetti, it is an admirable tribute to the home country. Crab may be common in some regional Italian cooking, but Ive rarely seen it on menus here. The penne al granchio ($17.99) consisted of blue crab tossed with a rosy cream sauce, tomatoes and pasta. I fished out some of the crab chunks and could tell it was fresh, not canned meat. There was a good amount of it, too, not just a dollop. Overall, this was another well-balanced creation and a most welcome diversion from the usual piccatas and parmigianas. Dessert options were tiramisu and cannoli (each a reasonable $3.95), and both were clearly not from a mass-production distributor. The handmade touch was especially evident with the tiramisu and its signature layers of soft cake and creamy mascarpone. And was that a note of anise we detected in the cannoli filling? Yum. More than once during the evening, an older gentleman appeared in an apron in the dining room, delivering or removing plates and checking on customer satisfaction. Was he Enrico? We may never know. But whoever Enrico is, he has won us over by honoring his native culinary traditions while introducing some of his own flair. Bravissimo! Email dining news to cuisine@ floridaweekly.com.DREW STERWALD / FLORIDA WEEKLYAn appetizer portion of Enricos meatballs. Penne al granchio contains fresh blue crabmeat. The tiramisu has a homemade touch. Ristorante Enrico, Bonita Bay>> Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily >> Reservations: Yes, for parties of eight or more >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $4.99-$11.99; entrees, $9.99-$18.99 >> Beverages: Beer and wine >> Specialties of the house: Italian >> Volume: Low >> Parking: Plaza lot >> Website: resturantenrico.com Ratings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: 26831 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs; 949-2204SuperbNoteworthyGoodFairPoor drew STERWALDcuisine@floridaweekly.com
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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 611 Springline Drive Phil Collins 239.404.6800 premiersir.com/id/214063101 $3,395,000 THE MOORINGS 601 Starboard Drive Michael G. Lawler 23 9.261.3939 premiersir.com/id/STAR072814IHE $3, 150,000 THE MOORINGS 2999 Crayton Road Patrick OConnor 239 .293.9411 premiersir.com/id/214036479 $2 ,100,000 THE MOORINGS 475 Putter Point Drive Larry Roorda 23 9.860.2534 premiersir.com/id/AIKE111414IHE $2,0 95,000 THE MOORINGS Westgate #S-501 Michael G. Lawler 23 9.261.3939 premiersir.com/id/CAMP060414IHE $1, 695,000 THE MOORINGS Lausanne #205-N Vickie Larscheid 23 9.250.5041 premiersir.com/id/214064327 $1,399,000 PORT ROYAL 3595 Gin Lane Ruth Trettis 239.571.6760 premiersir.com/id/214057891 $7,800,000 THE MOORINGS 690 Harbour Drive Pat Duggan/Rhonda Dowdy 239.216.1980 premiersir.com/id/214063289 $1,190,000 OLD NAPLES 1340 Gulf Shore Boulevard South Karen Van Arsdale 23 9.860.0894 premiersir.com/id/214039572 $8 ,975,000 ROYAL HARBOR 1550 Mullet Lane Jeannie McGearty 23 9.248.4333 premiersir.com/id/214005328 $3, 199,000 OLD NAPLES 190 13th Avenue South Karen Van Arsdale 23 9.860.0894 premiersir.com/id/214051561 $2 ,895,000 OLD NAPLES 315 6th Street North Debbi/Marty McDermott 239.564.4231 premiersir.com/id/214062523 $2,395,000 OLD NAPLES Residences of Old Naples #2 Debbi/Marty McDermott 23 9.564.4231 premiersir.com/id/214063352 $2 ,150,000 OLD NAPLES 586 S Golf Drive Vickie Larscheid 23 9.250.5041 premiersir.com/id/214048410 $1, 995,000 OLD NAPLES Bayfront #5511 Jane Bond 23 9.595.9515 premiersir.com/id/213508823 $1, 195,000 PORT ROYAL Galleon Drive Phil Collins 23 9.404.6800 premiersir.com/id/214053711 $1 8,500,000 PORT ROYAL 1777 Galleon Drive Frank Sajtar 23 9.776.8382 premiersir.com/id/214027650 $15,500,000 PORT ROYAL 4233 Gordon Drive Michael G. Lawler 23 9.261.3939 premiersir.com/id/WTFL102714IHE $1 3,500,000 PORT ROYAL 1270 Galleon Drive Michael G. Lawler 23 9.261.3939 premiersir.com/id/MURP031314IHE $7,995,000 PORT ROYAL 775 Galleon Drive Rick Marquardt 23 9.289.4158 premiersir.com/id/211520623 $7 ,795,000 THE MOORINGS 875 Wedge Drive Phil Collins 23 9.404.6800 premiersir.com/id/214039757 $3,395,000 CAPTIVA 11530 Paige Court Stephanie Bissett 239 .292.3707 premiersir.com/id/214064002 $4,100,000 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 Dorset Club #103 Lura Jones 23 9.370.5340 premiersir.com/id/214023773 $7 95,000 ROYAL HARBOR Naples Bay Resort #E-203 Ann Marie Shimer 23 9.825.9020 premiersir.com/id/214029702 $6 49,000 OLD NAPLES Naples Marina Villas #5 Paul Gray 23 9.273.0403 premiersir.com/id/214051019 $6 25,000 OLD NAPLES Olde Naples Seaport #BS-8 Daniel Pregont 23 9.272.8020 premiersir.com/id/214022971 $599,000 PARK SHORE Regent #4N Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 23 9.213.7227 premiersir.com/id/213024984 $8 ,500,000 PARK SHORE Provence #PH-2 Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 23 9.213.7227 premiersir.com/id/214033419 $5, 975,000 PARK SHORE 4235 Crayton Road Marybeth Brooks 23 9.272.6867 premiersir.com/id/ALLE111414IHE $5 ,499,000 PARK SHORE 308 Neapolitan Way Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 23 9.213.7227 premiersir.com/id/213024991 $4,600,000 PARK SHORE La Mer #PH-102 Gary Blaine 239.595.2912 premiersir.com/id/214030539 $2,595,000 PARK SHORE Park Plaza #700 Sherree Woods 23 9.877.7770 premiersir.com/id/213506207 $1, 895,000 PARK SHORE Park Plaza #600 Cheryl Turner 23 9.250.3311 premiersir.com/id/214046849 $1, 695,000 PARK SHORE Vistas #1603 Carol Sheehy 23 9.340.9300 premiersir.com/id/214054770 $1, 195,000 PARK SHORE Esplanade Club #1205 Virginia/Randy Wilson 23 9.450.9090 premiersir.com/id/214063901 $1, 095,000 PARK SHORE Solamar #905 Roxanne Jeske 23 9.450.5210 premiersir.com/id/214062556 $849,000 PARK SHORE Monaco Beach Club #1406 Christine Jones 239.404.9900 premiersir.com/id/214037666 $769,999 PELICAN BAY 684 Annemore Lane Jerry Wachowicz 23 9.777.0741 premiersir.com/id/213508604 $2 ,595,000 PELICAN BAY Montenero #308 Frank Pezzuti 23 9.216.2445 premiersir.com/id/214025140 $1,5 75,000 PELICAN BAY Montenero #206 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 2 39.213.7463 premiersir.com/id/214035094 $1, 495,000 PELICAN BAY 7072 Villa Lantana Way Linda Piatt 23 9.269.2322 premiersir.com/id/214064016 $9 85,000 PELICAN BAY Pointe #201 Jerry Wachowicz 23 9.777.0741 premiersir.com/id/214011798 $975,000 PELICAN BAY 571 Gulf Park Drive Richard/Susie Culp 239.290.2200 premiersir.com/id/214055628 $925,000 PELICAN BAY Covington Row #1611 Jerry Wachowicz 23 9.777.0741 premiersir.com/id/214063067 $8 89,000 PELICAN BAY Grosvenor #304 Jerry Wachowicz 23 9.777.0741 premiersir.com/id/214063084 $8 49,900 PELICAN BAY Chateaumere #D-104 Heidi Deen 23 9.370.5388 premiersir.com/id/214033772 $48 5,000 PELICAN BAY Clermont #D-201 Kelly Kent 23 9.250.5480 premiersir.com/id/214030385 $3 95,000 PELICAN MARSH 1392 Wood Duck Trail Carolyn Weinand 23 9.269.5678 premiersir.com/id/214063262 $2,480,000 PELICAN MARSH Clermont #102 Dina L. Moon 239.370.1252 premiersir.com/id/214045574 $490,000 ESTATES AT BAY COLONY 9675 Mashie Court Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 2 39.213.7463 premiersir.com/id/214055481 $6 ,750,000 BAY COLONY Trieste #1106 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 2 39.213.7463 premiersir.com/id/214024952 $2 ,595,000 BAY COLONY 8812 La Palma Lane Pat Callis 23 9.250.0562 premiersir.com/id/214047613 $2,249,000 BAY COLONY Mansion La Palma #304 Leah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 premiersir.com/id/214057721 $1,299,000 LIVINGSTON WOODS 6570 Daniels Road Fahada Saad 23 9.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214063298 $4 ,399,000 CLUB ESTATES 4437 Club Estates Drive Lizette Candela/Jane Bond 23 9.293.2378 premiersir.com/id/214054067 $1 ,945,800 NAPLES CAY Baypointe #501 Michael G. Lawler 23 9.261.3939 premiersir.com/id/214015069 $1,595,000 PINE RIDGE 147 Caribbean Court Sue Black 239.250.5611 premiersir.com/id/214055282 $1,250,000 PINE RIDGE 254 Ridge Drive Fahada Saad 23 9.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214063041 $1 ,250,000 VINEYARDS 5851 Bromelia Court Julie Rembos 23 9.595.1809 premiersir.com/id/213513887 $1 ,099,000 HAMMOCK BAY Lesina #801 Darlene Roddy 23 9.404.0685 premiersir.com/id/212000277 $9 49,000 VINEYARDS 5910 Hammock Isles Circle Denise Sands 21 5.327.9930 premiersir.com/id/214056264 $8 75,000 COVE TOWERS Montego #1004 Bet Dewey 23 9.564.5673 premiersir.com/id/214059984 $779,000 GREY OAKS 1540 Marsh Wren Lane Melissa Williams 239.248.7238 premiersir.com/id/214064026 $2,495,000 PARK SHORE Park Plaza #1204 Susan Barton 23 9.860.1412 premiersir.com/id/214058285 $2 ,200,000 premiersothebysrealty.comYou might not know what youre looking for, but now you know where to find it.
HAMMOCK BAY Aversana #1204 ML Meade 239.293.4851 premiersir.com/id/214028046 $599,000 HAMMOCK BAY Lesina #406 Helga Wetzold 23 9.821.6905 premiersir.com/id/214058650 $5 99,000 HAMMOCK BAY Aversana #701 Larry Caruso 23 9.394.9191 premiersir.com/id/214005665 $5 29,900 BANYAN WOODS Reserve II #201 Pat Duggan/Rhonda Dowdy 23 9.216.1980 premiersir.com/id/214026112 $5 25,000 ROYAL PALM GOLF ESTATES 18318 Royal Hammock Boulevard Brock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 premiersir.com/id/214050444 $499,000 LELY RESORT 6044 Dogleg Drive Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214041075 $4 89,000 WATERFRONT IN NAPLES Waterfront In Naples #2174 Frank Pezzuti 23 9.216.2445 premiersir.com/id/213010829 $4 49,900 LELY COUNTRY CLUB 215 Torrey Pines Point Patrick OConnor 239 .293.9411 premiersir.com/id/214054060 $3 95,000 LELY RESORT 6588 Castlelawn Place Gary Blaine 239.595.2912 premiersir.com/id/214063318 $375,000 TWIN LAKES 1382 S Alhambra Circle Agnes Zak 23 9.287.8036 premiersir.com/id/214047405 $3 49,900 FOREST GLEN Bishopwood West I #202 Jesse Moreno 23 9.405.0065 premiersir.com/id/214011975 $3 39,900 POSITANO PLACE Positano Place #108 Jon Peter Vollmer 23 9.250.9414 premiersir.com/id/214052200 $2 59,900 MADISON PARK Quincy Square #101 Christine Jones 23 9.404.9900 premiersir.com/id/214048516 $2 25,000 HIGH POINT High Point Country Club #304 Jon Peter Vollmer 23 9.250.9414 premiersir.com/id/214048017 $199,500 BRIARWOOD Dover Parc #1303 Bordner/Hurvitz 239.560.2921 premiersir.com/id/214017989 $163,000 FOREST LAKES Forest Lakes #C-213 Jeannie McGearty 23 9.248.4333 premiersir.com/id/214064466 $1 55,000 MARCO SHORES ropic Schooner #1518 Brock/Julie Wilson 23 9.821.9545 premiersir.com/id/214063689 $1 35,000 GREY OAKS 1261 Gordon River Trail Sam Heitman 239 .537.2018 premiersir.com/id/214003197 $7 ,995,000 GREY OAKS 1234 Gordon River Trail Melissa Williams 23 9.248.7238 premiersir.com/id/214000494 $7 ,495,000 GREY OAKS 1213 Gordon River Trail Daniel Guenther 23 9.357.8121 premiersir.com/id/214007227 $6,995,000 GREY OAKS 1481 Anhinga Pointe Jeannie McGearty 239.248.4333 premiersir.com/id/BAMB111414IHE $4,300,000 GREY OAKS 1473 Anhinga Pointe Melissa Williams 23 9.248.7238 premiersir.com/id/209007441 $3, 995,000 GREY OAKS 1651 Chinaberry Court Fahada Saad 23 9.659.5145 premiersir.com/id/214061038 $3 ,975,000 GREY OAKS 1513 Marsh Wren Lane Daniel Guenther 23 9.357.8121 premiersir.com/id/214029823 $2,339,000 GREY OAKS 1517 Marsh Wren Lane Daniel Guenther 239.357.8121 premiersir.com/id/214018524 $1,910,000 MEDITERRA 15139 Brolio Lane Brenda Grimes 20 3.246.0306 premiersir.com/id/214034118 $3, 299,000 QUAIL WEST 5817 Glenholme Circle Paul Gray 23 9.273.0403 premiersir.com/id/GRAF111414IHE $2, 250,000 PELICAN ISLE Aqua #605 John DAmelio 23 9.961.5996 premiersir.com/id/213512733 $2,050,000 OLDE CYPRESS 2743 Olde Cypress Drive Jane Bond 239.595.9515 premiersir.com/id/211522993 $1,595,000 QUAIL CREEK 13189 Valewood Drive Vanya Demireva 23 9.565.0550 premiersir.com/id/214062160 $1 ,399,000 THE DUNES Grande Dominica #906 Jennifer/Dave Urness 23 9.273.7731 premiersir.com/id/214053571 $1 ,225,000 QUAIL CREEK 12997 Coco Plum Lane Jane Bond 23 9.595.9515 premiersir.com/id/213508890 $1 ,199,000 OLDE CYPRESS 7391 Monteverde Way Jennifer/Dave Urness 23 9.273.7731 premiersir.com/id/214039941 $7 69,000 EDEN ON THE BAY 406 Eden Bay Drive Friley Saucier 23 9.293.3532 premiersir.com/id/214053742 $629,000 QUAIL CREEK VILLAGE 10378 Quail Crown Drive Erik David Barber 323.513.6391 premiersir.com/id/BARB111914IHE $539,000 STONEBRIDGE Middleburg #202 Amy Kodak 23 9.877.6319 premiersir.com/id/214014886 $4 50,000 THE QUARRY Quartz Cove #201 Lynn Applebaum 23 9.776.5055 premiersir.com/id/214064268 $4 39,000 CYPRESS WOODS 3512 Grand Cypress Court John Sekely 23 9.404.7272 premiersir.com/id/214058576 $3 74,900 THE ORCHARDS 7900 Gardner Drive Adrienne Young 23 9.825.5369 premiersir.com/id/214063113 $3 69,000 NAPLES PARK 707 106th Avenue North Tatyana Bogdanova-Sallee 239.293.5017 premiersir.com/id/214063884 $356,000 THE MOORINGS 545 Riviera Drive Janet Rathbun 239 .860.0012 premiersir.com/id/214058854 $1,995,000 PINE RIDGE 6846 Trail Boulevard Jeannie McGearty 23 9.248.4333 premiersir.com/id/214064447 $1 ,499,000 premiersothebysrealty.comWe proudly present a selection of our residences along Floridas Gulf Coast.
SATURNIA LAKES 2350 Buttery Palm Drive Sandra McCarthy-Meeks 239.287.7921 premiersir.com/id/214063590 $349,900 MILANO 15648 Marcello Circle Linda Ohler 23 9.404.6460 premiersir.com/id/214058422 $2 79,900 NAPLES PARK 749 109th Avenue North Charlina McGee 23 9.770.1911 premiersir.com/id/214063236 $14 4,900 VANDERBILT BEACH 160 Seabreeze Avenue Sarah Theiss 23 9.269.0300 premiersir.com/id/214062907 $3 ,750,000 VANDERBILT BEACH 245 Heron Avenue Ruth Trettis 23 9.571.6760 premiersir.com/id/214048586 $6 50,000 BEACHWALK 775 Reef Point Circle Jennifer/Dave Urness 23 9.273.7731 premiersir.com/id/214064175 $475,000 BEACHWALK Beachwalk Gardens #201 Paul Koch 305.586.5309 premiersir.com/id/214026217 $399,000 MARCO ISLAND 1470 Caxambas Court Helga Wetzold 23 9.821.6905 premiersir.com/id/214062838 $3 ,695,000 MARCO ISLAND 591 Hammock Court Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 23 9.642.1133 premiersir.com/id/214062818 $3 ,375,000 MARCO ISLAND 540 Sand Hill Court Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 23 9.642.1133 premiersir.com/id/214063277 $3,300,000 MARCO ISLAND 940 Tulip Court Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214063680 $3,084,850 MARCO ISLAND 480 Maunder Court Paul Strong 23 9.404.3280 premiersir.com/id/214058680 $2 ,995,000 MARCO ISLAND 1405 Buttereld Court Paul Strong 23 9.404.3280 premiersir.com/id/214058366 $2 ,350,000 MARCO ISLAND Belize #1906 Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 23 9.642.1133 premiersir.com/id/214061617 $1,750,000 MARCO ISLAND 440 Heathwood Drive South Cathy Rogers 239.821.7926 premiersir.com/id/214011766 $1,650,000 MARCO ISLAND Royal Marco Point #629 Cathy Rogers 23 9.821.7926 premiersir.com/id/214063238 $1,5 99,000 MARCO ISLAND 1180 Osprey Court Robin/Larry Taylor 23 9.250.9016 premiersir.com/id/214062722 $1 ,450,000 MARCO ISLAND 1211 Ember Court Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 23 9.642.1133 premiersir.com/id/213508431 $9 95,000 MARCO ISLAND 1189 Strawberry Court Paul Strong 23 9.404.3280 premiersir.com/id/214061821 $7 29,000 MARCO ISLAND Esplanade #403 Cullen Shaughnessy 239 .248.3978 premiersir.com/id/214063880 $679,000 MARCO ISLAND 600 Waterside Drive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 premiersir.com/id/214063935 $525,000 MARCO ISLAND Esplanade II #209 Roe Tamagni 23 9.398.1222 premiersir.com/id/214061798 $5 19,000 MARCO ISLAND South Seas #1407 Helga Wetzold 23 9.821.6905 premiersir.com/id/214062974 $4 39,000 MARCO ISLAND 1066 Ruppert Road Larry Caruso 23 9.394.9191 premiersir.com/id/214010187 $4 29,700 MARCO ISLAND 608 Waterside Drive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 23 9.642.1133 premiersir.com/id/214063892 $4 25,000 MARCO ISLAND 109 Gulfstream Street Paul Strong 23 9.404.3280 premiersir.com/id/214061836 $369,000 MARCO ISLAND San Marco Villas #P14 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 premiersir.com/id/214062992 $239,000 FIDDLERS CREEK 8584 Majorca Lane Lura Jones 23 9.370.5340 premiersir.com/id/214046498 $1, 695,000 FIDDLERS CREEK 3848 Mahogany Bend Drive Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214063355 $1, 095,000 FIDDLERS CREEK 7702 Mulberry Lane ML Meade 23 9.293.4851 premiersir.com/id/214064001 $945 ,000 FIDDLERS CREEK 8515 Bellagio Drive Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214063718 $7 75,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Cascada #201 Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214024695 $599,900 FIDDLERS CREEK Cascada #202 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214024204 $549,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Serena #202 Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214037081 $4 45,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Serena #202 Lura Jones 23 9.370.5340 premiersir.com/id/214062888 $4 35,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Callista #201 Michael/Maureen Joyce 23 9.285.6275 premiersir.com/id/214045982 $429,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Cascada #101 ML Meade 239.293.4851 premiersir.com/id/214063237 $399,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Laguna #101 Michelle Thomas 23 9.860.7176 premiersir.com/id/214053496 $3 98,800 FIDDLERS CREEK Cascada #101 ML Meade 23 9.293.4851 premiersir.com/id/214062810 $3 69,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Deer Crossing #201 Lura Jones 23 9.370.5340 premiersir.com/id/214055677 $3 54,900 FIDDLERS CREEK 8594 Pepper Tree Way Lura Jones 23 9.370.5340 premiersir.com/id/214062870 $3 42,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Deer Crossing #204 Larry Caruso 23 9.394.9191 premiersir.com/id/214062778 $309,000 KENSINGTON 5220 Old Gallows Way Richard/Susie Culp 23 9.290.2200 premiersir.com/id/214063267 $1 ,268,000 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