www.FloridaWeekly.com PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. VII, No. 35 FREEWEEK OF JUNE 18-24, 2015 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. OPINION A4 ROOTED IN NAPLES A6 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A12 HEALTHY LIVING A20 ON THE MOVE B5 BUSINESS MEETINGS B6 NETWORKING B7-8 OPEN HOUSE MAP B26 BOOK REVIEW C5 PUZZLES C12 CLUB NOTES C22 SAVE THE DATE C23 INSIDE Considering that Florida has long been considered the countrys gold standard destination for retirement living, its surprising that Naples senior community did not have a place it could use for socialization and resources until about a year and a half ago. Instead, services were cobbled together through several agencies. The elderly often went without the company of their peers, often prevented by lack of mobility, money and health. The situation started to change for many seniors in Collier County in January 2014, when Jewish Family & Community Services opened its senior center. Non-sectarian and welcoming all comers, the center uses its parent organizations social services and its large community center to fill gaps in the areas senior care. What was a surprise to us at JFCS is JFCS answers a need among local seniors SEE SENIORS, A10 climbing aspirationsFutureMakers Coalition sets out to fill the regions dismal education gapBY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com If youre like most people about 95 percent of adults who can work you have to get up and go into the salt mines each day. So there hasnt been a lot of time to sit around and think about attainment equity. As a term, perhaps, its fairly leaden. But as a concept one carefully SEE CLIMBING, A8 BY THE NUMBERS:SWFL percentage of adults who hold post-high school degrees or certificates National percentage of adults with post-high school degrees or certificates What U.S. is ranked among developed nations for level of education. Senior promFun at Bentley Village, and more Society photos. C24-26 Turtle timeHow to help loggerheads during nesting season. A18 Pet projectSend us your best picture of your beloved pet. C1 Rents on the riseWeighing ownership against month-to-month living. B1 BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.com
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 18-24, 2015 Bring Your Highest Expectations LIVINGSTON ROADPINE RIDGE ROAD EXIT 107WHIPPORWILL LANE N COMMENTARY Welcome to FloridaOn behalf of all 19.2 million Floridians who havent yet had time on behalf of the states Greater Chambers of Commerce, its Better Business Bureaus, its various parties (Republican Party, Democratic Party, Tea Party, Tupperware Party, Beer Party, Birthday Party, Beach Blanket Bingo Party, Frat Party, Pool Party and Spa Party to name only a few) I want to extend a warm invitation of welcome to every special interest group, every misogynistic school board member or local government official, every corporate-owned politician, every private corporation in need of tax breaks, and each and every deregulation lobbyist for any cause. Come on in (bring your money, of course), the Florida waters just fine for you these days even if it is choked with algal blooms, bubbling with oil clots, festering with bacterial invaders that could kill an elephant herd at 800 yards, and crowded with bathers who refuse to remove their Glocks from their hips when they go in the water because open carry is just so much fun. But let me offer a special welcome to those lobbyists who champion deregulation for industry, health care and the manufacturers of combat-grade weapons that every non-felonious adult can purchase as a matter of state law. Oh, and welcome, too, to all those Americans from places like Utah and Texas and such who dont cotton to no stinckin-pickin, smarty-pants-in, federal guvmint oversight and control (at least until it floods in Texas, when the clamor for help is louder than a Greek chorus). I cant remember a time when conditions have been riper for a hands-off regression in Florida, straight from 21stcentury progress to 19th-century manifest destiny. In these conditions, money talks louder than votes and power is right and every man can not only get what he deserves, but take what others deserve too, if regulations dont stop him. Not only that, but he can tell women what to do and wear, too. Its almost as much fun here as a vacation in Riyadh. As of last week when Gov. Rick Scott signed the new law, women have to notify authorities and then wait before they can get an abortion, if thats what they choose to do. Im sorry, Little Lady. Not unless you check in with the Big Guy, first, then come back tomorrow, hear? You gotta love Florida I do. And while youre lovin it, just glance around and ask yourself: Whos riding high here in the Sunshine State? Not voters. Not the underemployed or the underpaid or the under-the-weatherwith-no-health-insurance. Not the environment. Not taxpayers in some places (Lee County, for example), who will now have to shoulder the costs of future development since their elected leaders have amputated sizeable portions of the impact fees developers used to pay to help cover their portion of growth. Not brainy young women who win appointments to the National Honor Society, take their jackets off at the ceremony to reveal a dress with straps and get stripped of their honor because people can see their arms and the tops of their shoulders. That privilege, by the way, comes with this one: Afterwards, the young woman might get reinstated finally. But shell also get berated publicly by a j owly white man in a suit who first tries to befriend her on Facebook (school board member Steve Teuber). In Tallahassee, meanwhile, we have a legislature that doesnt have to worry about voters, even after voters chose by a wide margin to set aside $700 million to buy and preserve land, by approving a thing called Amendment 1. So what? The House and Senate agreed to spend only $55 million strictly on that purpose, next year. And the House itself? There, representatives just turned down billions of dollars in federal aid for those who are uninsured under a Medicaid program including money that Florida taxpayers already paid into the system because they dont like the president, and probably think he came from Kenya. That happened even though their fellow Republicans in the Senate encouraged them not to be so bull-headed. They probably think the world was created 6,000 years ago, too, so it all makes sense. And why are the ice caps melting? Oh, you know, just because the ice caps feel like it. Its worth pointing out that our legislature is still in a special session this week, the third and final week in which taxpayers continue to keep them in high style in the capital after they failed to come up with a budget during the regular session that ended six weeks ago. And why? Because when they rejected Medicaid expansion, they had to rely on some other federal money, known as the Low Income Pool, which reimburses hospitals that treat those without insurance or a doctor. But that wasnt enough, so last week our legislators agreed to boost it with $400 million more from taxpayers. Who (lets remember) have already paid for this, once. Did I remember to invite hunters? No, I dont think I did. But youll like it here, so come on down and get yourself a bear. We took them off the list of creatures about to go extinct in 2012, and this month the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is expected to approve an October bear hunt, because their numbers had grown so large 2,500 to 3,000 are running around now, the FWC estimates. There were once probably about 12,000. Besides, they arent like grizzlies, or even the big blacks of the West theyre a lot less aggressive toward people, which means they probably wont kill you, even if you make a mistake. Thats sort of like Florida voters. You can lobby or legislate against their interests all day, and they still might not vote you out of office. So come on down and join the fun. c A T s g u roger WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 18-24, 2015 GUEST OPINIONHigh stakes for black bears and our Southwest Florida community BY AMBER CROOKSConservancy of Southwest FloridaOn behalf of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and our more than 6,500 supporting families, we hope the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will abandon its black bear hunting proposal. Given the overwhelming public concern, lack of support for the FWC proposal, missing scientific information, and potential for longlasting effects to the bear population, we believe the most appropriate decision is to focus resources on remedies that can truly reduce human-bear conflicts. At its last meeting, the FWC acknowledged that scientific studies have not shown that hunting reduces conflicts. Rather, trash management is the most effective way of curbing human-bear interaction. Given this data, the FWC can be a leader in preventing conflicts by recommending the denial of developments in environmentally-sensitive lands, requiring Bear Wise practices for new development permits, and creating a statewide ordinance to help local communities manage trash and other attractants. The Conservancy remains committed to assisting in these efforts. At its June 24 meeting, the FWC may decide to allow up to 20 percent of the bear population to be hunted without an updated population estimate. Scientific studies and are being conducted right now, to be complete by fall 2016, are expected to provide essential information to ensure that the proposed hunt wont imperil the bear in any of its subpopulations. Until we have this data, allowing a hunt is not appropriate. In the last few months, the FWC has sought to completely overhaul its management of black bears and not for the better. Only three years ago, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida was testifying before the FWC, asking for bears to be retained on the protected species list. Our concerns that the bear population may not be secure enough to warrant removal of imperiled species protections were shared by several notable scientists. Some bear populations are doing well; other isolated bear populations are in dire straits. Indeed, since the bear has been delisted from the protected list, the bear population in the Glades County area has been reduced from a bare minimum sustainable number of 200, to only about 75 bears. As it stands, this population is at extreme risk for local extinction. Simultaneously, FWC recently implemented a new and aggressive approach of euthanizing conflict bears (aka the One-Strike Rule). As a result, already in 2015, 50 bears have been euthanized. If bear hunting is approved, it will be conducted without a full understanding of how the one-strike rule is impacting bear population. Additionally, bear populations in Lee and Collier counties are facing habitat reduction from rampant development and increasing threats from negative human-bear conflicts including the continued record-high number of bears killed on our roadways. Given this information, the Conservancy has asked to collaborate with the FWC to focus its efforts to address two major threats to bears: 1. The continued loss and fragmentation of habitat. 2. The related conflicts that come from unmanaged trash and other food attractants (such as accessible pet food, bird feeders, etc.). Southwest Florida has a lot to lose with the FWCs pending decision on bear management, as we have one of the states most imperiled subpopulations, and also just to the south of that, the area where a majority of the bears may be taken in the hunt. Rushing toward a hunt is leading the FWC astray from the real task at hand. With the FWC at the helm, working as the conservation agency it is entrusted to be by the public, we can and should focus on meaningful measures toward habitat protection, citizen education, and conflict management, not bear hunting. The end of the Clinton coalitionEvery time Hillary Clinton makes a left-wing policy pronouncement, it is, in effect, another eulogy marking the death of the coalition and style of politics that twice made her husband president. Bill Clinton got elected by peeling off working-class whites and suburbanites from the Republican Party, while holding traditional Democratic voters. He made significant geographic inroads, winning a handful of Southern states both in 1992 and in his 1996 re-election, when he narr owly won the popular vote in the region as a whole. This is all very interesting, but the Clinton coalition is rusty and up on blocks in some overgrown backyard like the El Camino pickup he once boasted about. And Hillary knows it. Who is pushing Hillary to the left? Hillary is. Its sheer electoral necessity. As Sean Trende of the website RealClearPolitics puts it, President Barack Obama has narrowed but deepened the Clinton coalition. He blew the doors off it among base Democratic voters. As Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner points out, Democrats had won the 18to 24-yearold vote by 11.5 points on average and the 25to 29-year-olds by about 7 points on average from 1992 to 2004. Obama won those groups by more than 30 points in 2008 and 20 points in 2012. He outdid himself among minorities, liberals and upper-class suburbanites. Obama, Klein notes, amped up not just his margin among African-American voters, but their turnout. Elsewhere in the former Clinton coalition, though, his support collapsed, with older and blue-collar whites continuing to flee the Democrats. Even if Hillary wanted to try to recapture those kinds of voters, its not clear that she could, and the effort would risk alienating the Obama supporters she needs. So the question for Hillary is whether a 67-year-old candidate whos not a racial minority or particularly exciting can re-energize the electoral coalition defined by a youthful African-American who rose to prominence on rhetorical flights of fancy about hope and change. Shes certainly not going to do it by recapitulating the politics of Bill. He hewed to the political center. He played defense on cultural issues. He balanced the budget (at the insistence of a Republican Congress). He touted, at least after his first two years, smallscale government programs of symbolic significance. He was tough on crime and relatively hawkish. Everything indicates shes going to do and be the opposite. Hillary will make herself a paladin of the left, and hope to energize and frighten the constituent parts of the Democratic base enough to walk the treacherously narrow electoral path of President Obama. This is the price of victory Obamastyle. Despite his rhetoric of unity, Obama depends on a politics that writes off much of the country and depends on turning out voters already inclined to support him. It is less a politics of persuasion than of mobilization. For Hillary, this means the centrism and practicality of her husband have to be jettisoned, so what remains from the Clintonism of yore is mostly the shady dealings and shameless insincerity. But she really has no choice. Its go left or go home. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 18-24, 2015 Tamarian Rugs The Makes The Room ROOTED IN NAPLESAdults behind the wheel set the example for future driversMy inbox can be a frightening place sometimes, and when I get around to clearing and organizing it, I often find some gem of an item that totally flew past me. In my mind, those emails anthropomorphize into cold limp fish, accusing me of neglect with their dilated, jellified eyes. I told you my email is scary. I found a few of those stinkers last week, but one from Collier County Public Schools was still flopping around on deck and gasping for breath, begging me to do something useful with it. On Friday, June 5, the school district partnered with AT&T to scare the pants off teenaged drivers with some harrowing statistics about distracted driving and smart phones. I dont know if it worked God knows I was pretty thick-skulled when I started driving but their statistics combined with the frustration I felt driving during season scared me straight about modeling good driving habits to my kids. I feel like Im pretty vigilant about keeping my phone out of reach while Im behind the wheel. My kids are in the back seat most of the time and their safety aside, keeping my phone in my purse spares me the aggravation of listening to a little girl whine about needing Minecraft because shes bored. Bored during the seven-minute car ride to Grandmas house, bored during the threeminute ride to the grocery store, bored on the way to school. She is so perpetually bored in the car that Im worried she might link boredom on the road with smartphone relief in the future, because she does wear me down sometimes. So, parents, if you need some sobering stats on what your teenagers think is appropriate use of their commute, take a look at the numbers AT&T provided us: Seventy-five percent of polled teenagers said texting and driving is common among their friends. Nearly 40 percent of smartphone owners use their social media accounts while driving; 30 percent use the Internet, and 10 percent video chat. Thirty percent of people who admit to using Twitter while driving say they do it all the time. Think about the age of Twitters main demographic for a minute its not the snowbirds. Of drivers who shoot videos while driving, 27 percent think they can do it safely. Seasoned drivers know that driving is deadly dull and no one wants to watch us do it. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety, accidents involving distracted driving have increased by 25 percent since 2012, and even though teens represent only 5 percent of the driving population, they were responsible for 12 percent of those accidents. There is still an 88 percent differential that grown adults have to account for. It seems to me that the challenge of discouraging this kind of behavior behind the wheel is to stigmatize it in the same manner that drunk driving is. In many states, a person can be charged with vehicular manslaughter if they manage to kill another motorist while fooling with their phones. However, making the social link between managing communication (i.e., your life) and killing yourself and/or others is not easy. To most adults humans, keeping your life together while driving is not the same thing as getting loose on a Saturday night and driving yourself home. Somehow, with the advent of cell phones and instant communication, our sense of timing and scheduling has been pushed to the edge. For instance, people are now encouraged to notify people when they are going to be a few minutes late by sending a text or making a quick call usually in the car. In fact, its almost rude not to anymore. Ten years ago, a person was simply 15 minutes late and apologized on arrival we dont want to give each other that leeway anymore because everyone is flying by the seat of their pants, depending on up-tothe-second notification and confirmation to make plans. We are responsible to everyone and no one for our time and have created some really dangerous habits as a result. It should be no surprise that our children adopt similar behaviors when driving and add to it they arent making too much of a logical leap to think tweeting isnt so bad if their parents are texting. So we should stop. Besides, leaving our phones untouched allows us to be so much more self-righteous about the driving habits of snowbirds, which is totally worth it. Despite clutching her pearls at the habits of teenagers, Lindsey Nesmith is not above texting dissertations at stoplights. b l r m i i lindseyNESMITHlnesmith@floridaweekly.com
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Since teens drive more during the summer than any other season, this insight is a timely reminder to everyone drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists to be mindful when sharing the roads with young drivers. The study analyzed data from 19942014 of police-reported crashes of drivers ages 15-19 and found that: While the overall number of teen crashes is down, the majority of people killed (66 percent) and injured (67 percent) in crashes involving a teen driver are people other than the teen themselves. Nearly 50 percent of those injured were in another vehicle, 17 percent were in the teen drivers car and 2 percent were non-motorists (i.e., pedestrian, bicyclist). Nearly 30 percent of those killed were in another car, 27 percent were the teens passenger and 10 percent were non-motorists. AAA is promoting the study findings to raise attention among parents of teen drivers and all road users during the 00 Deadliest Days period. Based on AAAs analysis of the governments Fatality Analysis Reporting System, in 2013 an average of 220 teen drivers and passengers died in traffic crashes during each of the summer months, a 43 percent increase compared to the rest of the year. Keeping teen drivers safe is the shared responsibility of parents, policy makers, other motorists and obviously the teens themselves, says AAA traffic safety consultant Matt Nasworthy. AAA has long advocated on behalf of teen drivers and their families and has been a leader at the state level in supporting the implementation and improvement of both graduated drivers SEE AAA, A17
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 18-24, 2015 defined by a private foundation called Lumina (from the Latin word for light) with a billion-dollar-plus endowment trying to muscle-up education in the United States its magic. Hard economic magic, a cooking fire of sorts. And now that economic cooking fire has been lit beneath the soup of Southwest Florida in a program known as the FutureMakers Coalition. The title is apt. Its tailored and fit to the region by the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, which has brought together a network of experts and advocates. The foundation is working with Lumina coaches and using a new and never-before-harnessed cadre of team members from business, education and government. When it comes to attainment equity, they can see the light, and for two reasons: one, its worth immense community wealth (not to mention better personal fortune, for many) over the next 20 years. And two, we dont have it. As it stands, if Southwest Florida were the United States in microcosm, wed rank way down in the so-called second world on the planet for level of education, at 27 percent: thats the percentage of adults here who hold post-secondary degrees or certificates. The national average is 40 percent. Which itself ranks the United States at only number 13 among developed nations for level of education. And that statistic is just plain flat dangerous, says Lumina. (Canada, for example, ranges up near 60 percent, according to Lumina statistics.) So the FutureMakers Coalition has a single definable goal: to raise the level of those with certificates or college degrees from 27 percent to 40 percent by the year 2025, in Southwest Florida. In the United States, meanwhile, the goal of the Lumina Foundation, which is based in Indianapolis, is to raise the percentage from 40 to 60 percent. How? By working within the decades-old educational system as well as disrupting it, says Jamie Merisotis, the president and CEO of Lumina. Were working side by side with employers, postsecondary education leaders, and community members in 75 metro areas to encourage broader adoption of and support for Goal 2025, he explains at ssireview.org. Those communities will shape their educations to fit their needs and residents through significant technical and planning assistance, data tools, and flexible funding. Which sounds nice, but also requires that communities redefine success in education by rewarding all forms of postsecondary learning, Mr. Merisotis argues. A core element of this approach is a strategic document called the Degree Qualifications Profile, which defines the skills and knowledge students need to earn degrees at various levels. In short, the DQP shifts the discussion on campuses from What are we going to teach? to What should our students know and be able to do? What knowledge and skills must they be able to demonstrate to thrive? If it sounds easy enough, it may not be. Attainment equity simply means getting a much greater percentage of people with high school diplomas or GEDs to go on in their educations to earn useful certificates or college diplomas. And that means finding new ways to reach adults who want to come back to college or certified training programs, and first generation students whose parents dont hold post-secondary degrees, and low-income and minority students who cant figure out how to tap into a system that can offer money and help. At the FutureMakers Coalition, they call those people st century students, the ones we need to reach to make the society stronger and wealthier. When the statistic is broken down that 40 percent of adult Americans have post-high school degrees or certificates, now the demographics of 21st century students become more clear: Among Asian American adults, 59 percent have post-secondary certificates or degrees. Among whites, its 44 percent, African Americans 27 percent, Native Americans 23 percent, and Latinos 20 percent, Lumina figures show. But why bother with all that if youre getting up and going into the salt mines every day, and youre not an educator? Why should such diverse organizations and some of their best thinkers across the region get behind this, volunteering their time (which, after all, is money) outfits such as Fifth Third Bank, Wells Fargo, The Microenterprise Institute of Goodwill, Deva Industries, CareerSource of Southwest Florida, the city of Fort Myers, the Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership, Lee Memorial Health System, the PACE Center for Girls, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida SouthWestern State College, Keiser University and Hodges University, the Scientists Society of Southwest Florida, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Charlotte County, Al and Nancy Burnett Charitable Foundation, the engineering and planning firm, EnSight, the Glades Education Foundation, the Collier, Lee and Charlotte county school districts, the Guadalupe Center, the Horizon Council, PR Zebra and Florida Weekly, among many others? Heres the answer and its based on this demonstrable statistic: Those who earn degrees or useful certificates after high school will, on average, take in $2.8 million more in their working lifetimes than those who dont, government statistics show. And when that happens, the places those people live, the children those people raise, the businesses and organizations that pay those people salaries and benefits, along with those people themselves can contribute significantly more to their communities and their country, and probably have a lot more fun in the meantime. Thats why the Lumina Foundation has now chosen the five-county region we call Southwest Florida to become one of the key metro or sub-metro regions in the U.S. to make fundamental changes in the way we, as a region, approach education.Boots on the groundIts happening in 74 other regions or major metropolitan areas in the U.S., as well, says Tessa LeSage, director of social innovation and sustainability at the Community Foundation, or as she puts it, the woman with the neatest job title in the world. The Lumina Foundation, administering grants of about $50 million annually and guiding the various regions, has chosen Southwest Florida because of the increasing population here 1.2 million and climbing and because the regions struggles to raise the level of education, and to avoid brain drain, as they call it when young people move away, taking their skills elsewhere. Ms. LeSage herself is a model for the future, perhaps, like many of those who are joining the FutureMakers Coalitions and its special teams: the Aspiration and Preparation team (35 team members to date); Access and Entry (13); Persistence and Progress (11); Completion (32); Data (six) and Media (seven team members). Ms. LeSage grew up here before getting a higher education in Boston and then returning with her brainpower, education and talent to her birthplace, making her the model of deportment of the FutureMakers Coalition. She is now raising her own children in the region, and she describes what the FutureMakers Coalition will make happen, this way: This is a cradle to career system, which includes education and workforce development and economic development and jobs each of the functions in our (community). My job is to get people on these teams. I say, Were not here to create a new job for you. We want you to come be a part of this team and have it enhance, and make your work easier and more effective. Most people are thrilled, and they want to get on board.VoicesHere are the voices of just a few of those who are stepping in who have gathered for their first strategy meetings, who are now able to work with such coalitions in other cities or regions, and who consult with coaches at Lumina. TEAM COMPLETION Peg Elmore, director of business, Career Source Southwest FloridaWe are in our early stages. Its an ambitious goal but I do think its achievable. We support this as part of what we do. We work within the five counties now, and we know there are thousands who cross county lines every day for work. At the last meeting we broke up into different groups, asking who was repping somebody, who was doing training or working in the high schools then we did asset mapping (using data to understand who and what is available). I walked away thinking, Wow we have a lot of resources the breadth of them everything from needing space, to funding, to contacts and collaborative efforts its across the board. More people are moving into Florida instead of out if it. And we need trained and educated people.CLIMBINGFrom page 1LESAGE ELMORE Were not here to create a new job for you. We want you to come be a part of this team and have it enhance, and make your work easier and more effective. Most people are thrilled, and they want to get on board. Tessa LeSage, director of social innovation and sustainability at the Community Foundation
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 18-24, 2015 NEWS A9 Even within the hospitality industry the value of credentials can be crucial and sometimes people dont know what they dont know. But they can enter into a tiny program and learn; theres so much more to the software than they realize. So the act of getting the credential is a learning and growing experience itself. We must all be lifelong learners. Even though unemployment is now at a low of roughly 5 percent, I work with businesses who are seeking qualified talent on a daily basis. And there are gaps in occupations. Computer skills, the building trades theres an instructor at the Fort Myers Institute of Technology whos having trouble keeping the automotive service technicians in the class long enough to graduate because they can get such good jobs even before they finish. And insurance programs that affect the health-care industry. We have a number of medical personnel who have learned on the job, but with tighter insurance regulations, its critical they get certified. TEAM PERSISTENCE AND PROGRESS Gina Frazier, president of Deva Industries. If we are to have an impact, we must take a total systems approach, involving not just the schools but local businesses, nonprofits, government entities, private citizens, and the students themselves. We need ways to excite kids about learning, so they want to go on for degrees or certifications. Especially those kids facing circumstances that place them at risk. There are many great programs locally that do this, such as those through the JROTC, I Will Mentorship Foundation, Kappa Alpha PSI Educational Foundation, Uncommon Friends Foundation, Lee County Electric Coop, to name just a few. What I do at Deva for Good (Ms. Fraziers pro-bono arm) is help make the connections and facilitate collaboration among those who can make a difference. I look at things from a big system approach how do things interact together? Most people think in a silo youre thinking one way, the only way education occurs. But thats not the case. How do you get kids excited? They have to want to do it, to know there are possibilities and, they have to have the financial responsibility. When I was young, I hated math in school. Later I entered dance competitions, and I realized it was all geometry. Theyre doing angles and curves. And I thought, Why didnt they tell us this is in school? And I developed a computer program that would create patterns for the dance. Everything around us is math. It made me look at the world completely differently. So if you can make it meaningful to kids, you can change how they feel about learning. Getting that 27 percent up to 40? Thats going to be a tough goal. Its a campaign, a marketing campaign. We need to pull in students to get their opinions, and ask them, Why arent you going off to be educated (after high school)? I dont think I saw any students in the meeting. TEAM DATA Brent Kettler, data consultantData, says Tessa LeSage, is one of the FutureMakers Coalitions most powerful tools. We can use Geographic Information Systems to create layered maps with data that let you understand almost anything about a community: what infrastructure is in place, what access to internet service are in place, what properties are already zoned or have entitlements, or, as in the Tampa Bay Regional Partnership, a map on top of commercial or office space that also offers information about the workforce, the kinds of degrees or certificates they have and where they are. And the other side is understanding whats going on in terms of the cradle to career system, with data. Enter Brent Kettler. When I worked for Lee Countys Economic Development Office, my role morphed into business intelligence, technology, and the role of databases Because economic development has morphed into something else. Traditionally, businesses would come to different metro areas and vet the area for clients and everything else quality of life, education, and workforce. Theyd physically show up, doing interviews and getting background. But it has a different face, and theres this younger generation of directors, in charge as senior level economic development directors, and their understanding of information, and they way mine it and use it is different. Now you can provide data sets that paint a picture. So where this spins into Lumina and Tessa and my assistance with the FutureMakers Coalition is here: I started to look at our numbers and the 27 percent of post secondary attainment, and ask a couple of questions. That 13 percent we want to make up, theres a lack of definition about what a post secondary degree or certificate is it has to be employable, but theres a problem: there are all these great information tools out there, and on line, but theyre hard to measure, to track. I was shocked at how many (good programs) there are down here and how employable these folks are who come from them. So the meat and bones is: how are we going to achieve this, and how can we make this effort work. We have to figure out what our landscape looks like. The Census tells us that Lee County alone has just north of 15,000 employers, and 92 percent of businesses have less than 20 employees. You look at revenue of organizations and head count to learn that there are 1.12 IT employees per 20 head count. So that means that every single business relies on technology now. Its multifaceted, and I would be very shocked if Collier and Charlotte are not similar. Information security, website security, customer data management those dont require four-year degrees. So this gets into social part of it. Theres a ton of momentum here for this, theres no state tax, a great broadband structure, and the rent isnt too bad either. And with ACA and the availability of health care, you can work by yourself, if you have some kind of usable skills. So this is a great place to live. But theres a problem, and thats brain drain or migration of workers its a hole in the boat. Business is coming in, but the workforce leaks. TEAM ASPIRATION AND PREPARATION Jonathan Romine, landscape architect and principal at EnSite Inc. Im doing this in part because I wanted to help mentor youth and at-risk kids pipe dream stuff who didnt have a fairy tale upbringing, like I did. And my wife is a public school teacher. I also didnt believe we should be waiting until retirement before we give back. I think it is a duty and corporate responsibility to be involved not just invested but involved. As a business owner, I was looking for something that didnt have a huge liability attached to it, too. I have two kids Im mentoring now. Theyre both going to be seniors. We all had conversations about the FutureMakers program. A lot of times these kids have no money, so they cant go to college in their minds, but they dont realize whats out there. Theres money available if they keep up their GPAs and finish. So the idea of helping these kids understand opportunity appeals to me. This is still the only country where anybody can make it if theyre willing to try. And I still think public education is the most valuable tool available to everybody, because you cannot be successful without education. Im not saying everybody should go to college, but education is still the foundation. And as a country, the fact that we provide every single child with access is wonderful. So Im committed. My mom, my wife, my mother-in-law, some of my cousins theyre all teachers. At the end of the day, they make pennies but they produce productive citizens. We take that for granted far too often. I love it when people say how awful public schools are and how great private schools are, and I ask them when was the last time they rolled up their sleeves and stepped in to help. Thats what were doing here. TEAM ASPIRATION AND PREPARATION Ava Barrett, library director for Hendry CountyFutureMakers is a great idea. Southwest Florida has this challenge, and with the number of certifications we have, this is a great opportunity for us to help change these kinds of statistics that are not very complimentary. I am in Clewiston, and I think the statistics might be worse here than anywhere else. My role: To be able to work with local entities, such as CareerSource, to see how I can run programs to reach people who can get this done. I can be there to help sign people up for postsecondary degrees or certificates, and for the money that can help them pay for it. So weve started to talk to young people, and help them sign up for (scholarships for low-income students). There is money available. Free money, and they cant take advantage of it if they dont know how. So my role is to push to push the idea of getting them scholarship and aid money. That way we will have more certified people. Another thing Im doing at my library we have purchased subscriptions to some Microsoft IT academy places. Through this they are able to get Microsoft certifications and weve started off with Office. Right now, were talking with Florida SouthWestern State College about how we can partner to help provide instruction so we can get more people who are qualified. This looks positive for the Hendry County library system and were hoping to entice people from Belle Glade and Moore Haven as well as LaBelle and Harlem. I believe its doable. If we put all our effort into do it, its possible to move those percentages. Especially if were working with the school system, and not only with people still in schools, but many out of school. FRAZIER KETTLER ROMINE This is still the only country where anybody can make it if theyre willing to try. Jonathan Romine, EnSite Inc.
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More than that, the study found that many retirees are living in poverty or with food insecurity, isolated from services because they live in gated communities. Those gates can often prevent social services from investigating who lies beyond and needs help. The countrys economic turmoil hit the senior community hard, and they wont have the opportunity to improve their finances, says Thomas Felke, an assistant professor at FGCU who led the study. Everybody thinks of Naples as this paradise and a grand place to retire, he said. One of the things that really complicates this is that we have so many gated communities in an area where everyone likes to pride themselves on this being paradise People who moved into those communities to live out the rest of their days and be very comfortable found themselves in a very different situation. Furthermore, the study showed that alienated seniors were spread throughout the county, which is why the coalition chose JCFS centralized location to develop a senior center. By creating a hot spot for seniors at the groups home base, staff would be able to easily integrate its services, such as a food pantry and various therapists and social workers, to address the problems of seniors in need. Sometimes, they have trouble accepting help. The first thing they experience is shame and embarrassment, Ms. Faffer says. These are people who have given help, not asked for help. They are frightened because they know theyre not able to go out and get a job. They become anxious and depressed. We have to often encourage them to use our food pantry. While seniors are enjoying educational programs, discussion groups and a weekly hot lunch at the center, its social workers are guiding many of them toward mental health counseling, emergency financial assistance, geriatric case management and more. The organizations Senior Outreach and Support Services serves clients who are homebound. While seniors come to the center to have a good time and to socialize, clearly they dont leave their problems at the door, Ms. Faffer says. For some people, (the Wednesday lunch) is the only hot meal they will have that week, and for many of these people, its the only meal they share with someone else. The center is open Monday-Friday and offers diverse programming, from movie matinees and art classes to card games and Medicare seminars. At 77 years old, Maureen Benes considers herself very, very active. She discovered the center shortly after it opened and attended the weekly lunch for the first time two days before her husband was admitted to the Douglas T. Jacobson Veterans Home in Port Charlotte. He suffers from dementia and SENIORSFrom page 1 Jewish Family & Community Services and the Naples Senior Center>> Where: 5025 Costello Drive >> Mission statement: JFCS empowers individuals and families by giving them tools to address lifes challenges. >> Executive director: Jaclynn Faffer >> Board chair: David Rutstein >> Major fundraiser: An Evening for Better Tomorrows, set for Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 >> Volunteer opportunities: Naples Senior Center seeks volunteers who enjoy working with the elderly, both in groups and on a one-to-one basis, to serve as visitors, drivers, activity assistants, clerical helpers and more. >> Phone: 325-4444 >> Website: jfcssw .com FAFFER COURTESY RENDERING
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 18-24, 2015 A17 Come see what Brookdale is all about. Call 866-450-4320 or visit Brookdale.com/newname6 BROOKDALE is a registered trademark of Brookdale Senior Living Inc., Nashville, TN, USA *Services available may vary by community. New name. Same loving community.Our caring communities have some new company.With 15 recently renamed communities in your area of cially part of the Brookdale family, youre sure to nd one nearby. We offer comfortable lifestyles and caring environments, with opportunities to improve wellness, ful ll lifelong wishes and stay connected with friends and loved ones. Residents at Brookdale enjoy life-enriching care that supports their individual needs:* Independent Living Assisted Living Alzheimers & Dementia Care Skilled Nursing licensing laws and quality driver education programs. Additional data from this study point to the drop in overall crash rates for teen drivers that can be attributed to strong graduated divers licensing legislation as well as other factors including rising gas prices and the economy. In the last 20 years, non-fatal injury crashes and fatal crashes of teen drivers ages 15-19 decreased by 51 percent and 56 percent respectively. In comparison, crashes resulting in non-fatal injuries and fatalities, including but not limited to those involving teen drivers, fell by 25 percent and 17 percent respectively. While great strides have been made to improve the safety of teen drivers over the past 20 years, motor vehicle crashes still remain the leading cause of death for drivers ages 15 to 19, so advocating on behalf of teen driver safety remains a top priority for AAA, Mr. Nasworthy says. Tools to help parents navigate the 00 Deadliest Days of summer driving and other resources to coach teens through the learning-to-drive process, including a parent-teen driving agreement, can be found at treedriving.aaa. com. Parents might find the online AAA StartSmart program to be particularly useful, helping them to quickly become effective in-car coaches, make informed decisions about access to a vehicle and manage their teens overall driving privileges. AAAFrom page 7 Free program for rising high-school freshmanChampions For Learning invites rising ninth-graders to Making it Real: Preparing for High School and Beyond from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, July 13-17, at the Champions For Learning office. Participants will gain insights into preparing for the transition to high school, exploring career possibilities and finding volunteer opportunities. Etiquette skills and proper use of social media will also be covered. Visits to local college campuses are included, with bus transportation provided. Collier County students who will enter ninth grade this fall are eligible if they exhibited good attendance and behavior and maintained a GPA of at least 2.5 through middle school. Attendance at all five days of Making it Real is expected. The program is made possible by a grant from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation. There is no fee for attending. Space is limited, however, and applications must be submitted by June 15. Download an application at championsforlearning.org. For more information, contact James Hanrahan by calling 643-4755 or emailing JHanrahan@championsforlearning. org.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 18-24, 2015 After all these years, my vision is still perfect, thanks to Dr. Frantz and his team at Frantz EyeCare.George McNeill, PGA Pro Golfer A A A A A A A A A A A A i BETTER THAN PAR VISION For an appointment: 430-3939800.581.0999 | BetterVision.netJonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS One of our Countrys Top 5 Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgeons tea Summertime is turtle time on area beaches BY KATHALYN GAITHERSpecial to Florida WeeklySea turtle nesting season is underway in Florida through October. Guided by instinct, female turtles swim thousands of miles, often to nest on the very same beaches where they hatched. They make their way high on the shore, dig a hole, deposit up to 120 eggs and cover them with sand before lumbering back into the gulf waters. Incubation takes about 60 days. When the young emerge, the hatchlings make their way back into the gulf waters. The last eggs of the season are generally laid in August. Five sea turtle species frequent Florida waters. The majority of nests in the Naples area and the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve are by loggerheads (Caretta caretta). Listed as threatened, the species can weigh up to 400 pounds and grow to 3 feet in length. Loggerheads are the most common of the species found in Florida, with more than 90 percent of the U.S. population nesting in the state. Since 1989, when the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission began nesting surveys, numbers of nests have ranged from just over 28,000 to the highest recorded number in 1989 of nearly 60,000. Last years numbers were slightly higher than 2013, with close to 37,000 nests counted. As of the first week of June this year, 154 nests had been counted in Rookery Bay Reserve, compared to last years count of 103. In Collier County, the number was 413 so far this year, compared to 236 last year. Another species sometimes found in the region is the green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas). This endangered species, named for its green body fat, weighs up to 350 pounds and is a little longer than 3 feet. Nests have been recorded in most Florida coastal counties, though primarily along the lower southeast coast. Green sea turtle nesting numbers have been rising, from a count of 267 in 1990 to a high of more than 25,000 in 2013. For the first time anyone can recall, an endangered leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) nest was recently found in the reserve. The largest of Floridas sea turtles, a leatherback can weigh as much as 1,500 pounds and grow to 6 feet in length. The leathery skin gives them their common name. A relatively small number nest along Floridas coasts, the highest count being 60, with the majority found in Palm Beach County. The most endangered and rarest of the sea turtles is the Kemps Ridley only five nests have been recorded in Florida since 1989. Also, each year a few endangered hawksbill sea turtle nests are documented, mostly along the Keys and up to the Canaveral Seashore. With summer here and the beaches a prime destination for residents and visitors alike, it is important that precautions are taken to ensure the egg-bearing turtles can safely reach a nesting location, that the eggs are protected and that the hatchlings can make it back out to the water to begin their lives. A few simple steps will help to protect these majestic creatures: Keep beaches free of barriers such as beach furniture, toys and sand castles that would deter nesting turtles. Dispose of trash properly. Keep beaches dark, with lights out or shielded by 9 p.m. Keep off dunes. Use designated beach walkovers or boardwalks. Dont let dogs run loose on the beach. Report injured or dead sea turtles or nesting disturbances by calling the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at (888) 404-3922 or by dialing *FWC or #FWC on your mobile phone. Kathalyn Gaither is the internal communications manager for the office of external outreach and public education at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Sarah Norris, an intern at the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, discovered this summers first turtle nest in the reserve. Loggerhead hatchlings will begin to emerge from their nests through August.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 18-24, 2015 Robert S. Tomsick, MD, FAAD Bringing over 35 years of Mohs surgery and dermatology experience to Naples & Marco IslandWhat a difference a time zone makesI recently attended back-to-back meetings the annual conference of the American Hospital Association in Washington, D.C., followed by a gathering in Des Moines, Iowa, of the first 26 communities participating in the Blue Zones Project across the country and was struck by the profound differences. Of course, there were similarities in that speakers and participants were passionate about helping people and understanding that ours is a continuous, never-ending journey of healing. But there were also dramatic differences. AHA was focused on hospitals, from large systems like NCH to tiny safety-net hospitals. Most are clinging to a repair shop mindset, fixated on sustaining financial viability and adapting to the Affordable Care Act. Governmental influences, politics, technology, alternate forms of delivery and other disruptive influences were clearly of top-of-mind concerns. Among our Blue Zones Project partners (Blue Zones are five areas around the world where more people live to be 100 by embracing nine common characteristics) in Des Moines, there was a different, more optimistic mindset focused on prevention of illness, making the easy choice the healthy choice and understanding that its easier to change your environment than to change your mind when it comes to healthy behavior. Success stories were shared and led to animated discussions about objective metrics and sustainability. The overriding goal in Blue Zones Project communities is to decrease the need for health care by focusing on health. Early results are compelling. According to Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, who heads his states Blue Zones Project initiative, cities embracing Blue Zones values have decreased health-care expenditures 9 percent per year for two years in a row. The mayor of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and leaders from Albert Lea, Minn., reported that as a result of the Blue Zones Project, their communities residents have lost weight, increased exercise, changed eating habits, decreased tobacco use, improved spirits and developed a culture of collaboration. Dr. Brian Wansink, author of Mindless Eating and Slim by Design, reported the alarming statistics that children in America drink 53 gallons of soda per year, that 70 percent of Americans are overweight and that 84 percent of medical costs are related to diet. He said we spend more as a nation on potato chips than we do on cancer research a fact I found both scary and sad. The founder of Blue Zones, Dan Buettner, was our keynote speaker in Des Moines. In his book The Blue Zones Solution, he stresses that our eating choices are major influencers of our well-being index. This metric is a good predictor of who will live a long, happy and healthy life. As we shift our efforts from health care to health, the AHA and the Blue Zones Project both have programs and purposes worth embracing. With perseverance and cooperation, Southwest Florida can become the healthiest community in the nation. The journey starts with each of us as individuals. Dr. Allen Weiss is president and CEO of the NCH Healthcare System. allenWEISSallen.firstname.lastname@example.org Heres something to think about when you hop on an exercise bike THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDAWho says you cant do two things at once and do them both well? A new University of Florida study challenges the notion that multi-tasking causes one or both activities to suffer. In a study of older adults who completed cognitive tasks while cycling on a stationary bike, UF researchers found that participants cycling speed improved with no cost to their cognitive performance. Results of the study, which was supported by a grant from the National Institute on Aging, were published in the journal PLOS ONE in May. The discovery was a surprise finding for investigators Lori Altmann, an associate professor of speech, language and hearing sciences at the College of Public Health and Health Professions, and Chris Hass, an associate professor of applied physiology and kinesiology in the College of Health and Human Performance. They originally set out to determine the degree to which dualtask performance suffers in patients with Parkinsons disease. To do this, the researchers had a group of patients with Parkinsons and a group of healthy older adults complete a series of increasingly difficult cognitive tests while cycling. Every dual-task study that Im aware of shows when people are doing two things at once they get worse, Ms. Altmann says. Everybody has experienced walking somewhere in a hurry when the person in front of them pulls out a phone, and that person just slows to a crawl. Frankly, thats what we were expecting. Participants cycling speed was about 25 percent faster while doing the easiest cognitive tasks but became slower as the cognitive tasks became more difficult. Yet, the hardest tasks only brought participants back to the speeds at which they were cycling before beginning the cognitive tasks. The findings suggest that combining easier cognitive tasks with physical activity might be a way to get people to exercise more vigorously. The researchers plan to make this a topic for future research. As participants were doing the easy tasks, they were really going to town on the bikes, and they didnt even realize it, Ms. Altmann says. It was as if the cognitive tasks took their minds off the fact that they were pedaling. During the study, 28 participants with Parkinsons disease and 20 healthy older adults completed 12 cognitive tasks while sitting in a quiet room and again while cycling. Tasks ranged in difficulty from saying the word go when a blue star was shown on a projection screen to repeating increasingly long lists of numbers in reverse order of presentation. Their cycling speed was faster while performing the cognitive tasks, with the most improvement during the six easiest cognitive tasks. Cognitive performance while cycling was similar to baseline across all tasks. The reasons for participants multitasking success most likely include multiple factors, the researchers say, but they hypothesize that one explanation could be the cognitive arousal that happens when people anticipate completing a difficult cognitive task. Similarly, exercise increases arousal in regions of the brain that control movement. Arousal increases the release of neurotransmitters that improve speed and efficiency of the brain, particularly the frontal lobes, thus improving performance in motor and cognitive tasks. What arousal does is give you more attention to focus on a task, Ms. Altmann says. When the tasks were really easy, we saw the effect of that attention as people cycled very fast. As the cognitive tasks got harder, they started impinging on the amount of attention available to perform both tasks, so participants didnt cycle quite so fast. Study participants with Parkinsons disease cycled slower overall and didnt speed up as much as the healthy older adults. That could be because arousal that stems from cognitive and physical exercise is dependent on dopamine and other neurotransmitters, which are impaired in people with Parkinsons. Ms. Altmann and Mr. Hass are currently studying whether multi-tasking benefits will extend to other types of exercise, including use of an elliptical trainer. They hope to eventually examine whether pairing mental tasks with exercise can lead to both cognitive and fitness improvements in older adults. HEALTHY LIVING
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To sign up or for more information, call 434-9786 or visit gcrunner.org. The Rotary Club of Bonita Springs hosts the fourth annual StarSpangled 5K to kick off the citys Independence Day celebration at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, July 4, at Riverside Park. Register in advance for $15-$25, or sign up starting at 6:30 a.m. on race day for $30. To register or for more information, call 357-3607 or visit active.com. The third annual Castles for Kids sand-sculpting contest to benefit Golisano Childrens Museum of Florida takes place Wednesday, Aug. 12, at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort. Teams of five (one adult, four children) can sign up now for the day that also includes live entertainment, activities with Coach B Aquatics, lunch and sand buckets and shovels for the children. Registration is $125 for Cmon members, $150 for others. For contest details and information about sponsorship opportunities, call Cmon at 514-0084 or visit cmon. org. The Collier Building Industry Association summer golf tournament tees off at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at Grey Oaks Country Club. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m., and an awards lunch follows the tournament. $150 for one, $600 for a foursome, with proceeds to benefit the CBIA scholarship fund. Sign up online by July 31 at cbia.net. For more information, visit the website or call 436-6100. The Pilot Club of Naples and Gulf Coast Runners host the Labor Day weekend John Clay 5K stepping out Saturday morning, Sept. 5, at Lowdermilk Park. A 2-mile walking course will also be available. Registration is $18 before Aug. 24, $23 Aug. 25-Sept.4, and $25 on race day ($10 for ages 18 and younger). To sign up or for more information, call 404-7007 or visit gcrunner. org. Walk for the Way, a 2.5-mile fun walk and 5K race to benefit The United Way, takes place the morning of Saturday, Sept. 26, along the trails at North Collier Regional Park. Registration is $20 by July 11, $25 July 12-Sept. 26, and $30 on race day ($12 for ages 18 and younger). For more information, visit unitedwayofcolliercounty.org. The Foundation of the Collier County Medical Society hosts its second annual Docs and Duffers charity golf tournament Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Bonita Bay Club. Tee-off is at 8:30 a.m. An awards lunch follows the game. Registration is $175 per golfer, $600 per foursome. Sponsorships available. For more information or to register, call 4357727 or visit ccmsonline.org. The 2015 Walk to End Alzheimers steps out at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at Fleischmann Park. Registration is free, but donations are appreciated. Sign up online at act.alz.org or starting at 9 a.m. on the day of the event. For more information, visit the website or call (800) 272-3900. The American Heart Association hosts the 2015 Collier Heart Walk Saturday morning, Nov. 7, at Cambier Park. The 3.1-mile walk is free; participants are expected to gather pledges for the AHA leading up to the event. For more information, call 495-4905 or visit collierheartwalk. kintera.org. Email items to email@example.com.Family fun national hoops tourney headed to Gulf Coast High SchoolNaples hosts the only Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament in Florida this summer. Made possible by the Greater Naples YMCA, Rotary Club of Immokalee and the One By One Leadership Foundation, the nationwide tournament comes to Gulf Coast High School on Saturday and Sunday, June 20-21. Since it begin in 1987, the Gus Macker tour has expanded to consist of 972 tournaments with more than 2.2 million players male and female, from ages 7 to 50-plus years of age. Teams are computer-matched (considering age, height and experience of all four players) into male and female divisions within one of three categories: junior, adult or top. Teams receive at least three scheduled games each tournament. The Macker is a double-elimination tournament with a consolation bracket: the Toilet Bowl for teams losing their first two games. Local organizers expect to draw participants and spectators from all corners of the state. Spectators will be admitted free. For more information, call Kory Swinderman at the Greater Naples YMCA, 963-3765, or visit macker.com. Proceeds from tournament registration fees will benefit childrens programming in Immokalee and at the Greater Naples YMCA.
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They can also spread salmonella, especially to children, who arent always careful about washing their hands after handling the shelled reptiles. Heres what you need to know about getting and living with one. Turtles are interesting pets and can have different personalities, but as companions, they are more like fish than dogs. Be sure you or your child have a true interest in them before acquiring one. To learn about them, talk to a veterinarian who is familiar with reptiles or to a turtle rescue organization (an Internet search will turn up many). Tiny turtles are illegal. The sale of turtles with a carapace the top of the shell smaller than 4 inches was banned in 1975 because the turtles shed salmonella bacteria. Thats a problem when you think about the likelihood of young kids becoming infected after touching the turtles and then putting their fingers or even the turtles themselves into their mouths. You may see tiny turtles for sale at pet stores, flea markets, swap meets or even online, but always choose one that is legal size or larger. Wait to get a turtle until your child is at least 5 years old. Young children are more susceptible to infection. Turtles need an adequate water habitat. A real or artificial pond is best. You can start them out in a large indoor aquarium, but they need more space as they grow older and bigger. They need a place to get out of the water so they can get some sun and completely dry off if they want to, and they need deep enough water so they can swim around, says Scott H. Weldy, DVM, an exotic animal veterinarian at Serrano Animal and Bird Hospital in Lake Forest, Calif. The pond or aquarium must have good filtration so waste products dont build up and make the turtle sick. Females lay eggs with or without the presence of a male. They need to be able to get out of the water and go to an area with dirt or sand where they can dig a hole, lay the eggs and bury them to keep them safe from predators. Unless they live indoors, turtles hibernate in winter. They burrow into the bottom of the pond and wait for spring. Turtles eat a variety of foods. Water hyacinths and elodia are common water plants for ornamental ponds, and turtles are fond of them. They are carnivores, so they also eat worms, fish and crawfish. Avoid keeping your turtle in the same pond with your $300 koi, or you may find that his fins have been nipped or even that he has been eaten if hes on the small side. Commercial pellets are available, but Dr. Weldy recommends feeding a more natural diet and not relying solely on pellets. Use common sense when handling turtles, and teach children how to handle them safely. Salmonella bacteria can live on surfaces for days, so even indirect contact can spread disease. The golden rule? Wash your hands before and after handling your turtle, after cleaning his tank or pond and after feeding him, and keep turtles away from areas where food is prepared. With good care, red-eared sliders can live for 50 to 70 years and can grow to be 10 to 12 inches long. PET TALESTurtle timeAre turtles good pets? They can be, but they require special care and handling Pets of the Week>>Arielle is an affectionate, 1-yearold, tortie/domestic shorthair who is happiest when shes around people. Her adoption fee is $55. >>Robin is a handsome, 1-year-old tuxedo. He enjoys playing with people, napping and cavorting with his feline roommates. His adoption fee is $55. >>Magic Mike is a calm and gentle, 2-year-old Lionhead rabbit with the best head of hair youve ever seen. He will make a great family, and his adoption fee is just $20. >>Rosette is an affectionate, 8-monthold Chihuahua mix who always seems to have a smile on her face. Her adoption fee is $150. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 BUSINESS WEEK OF JUNE 18-24, 2015 MONEY & INVESTINGSometimes, its better to do it yourselfI feel very fortunate to be married to my amazing wife, Robin, especially as I know that there are little things about me that tend to annoy her. For example, she finds it irksome that I am not Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine, who was really her first choice for a spouse. But fortunately for me, Levine ended up marrying Victorias Secret Supermodel Behati Prinsloo so my wife had to settle for her second choice. Another trait that aggravates her is that I am definitely a Do it yourself-er while she likes to hire experts to do things like maintain our pool, paint a room or perform minor surgeries. While this quality has meant that I do not always have a clear pool or matching colored walls or the ability to rotate my head to the left more than 15 degrees, I still love the challenge of tackling lifes puzzles by myself. Mutual funds and exchange traded funds can similarly be divided into two main camps: passive/index funds that are more for the do it yourself investors and actively managed funds where an expert makes investment choices for you. With the former, the fund is constructed to mirror the performance of a certain benchmark index. For example, an index fund may achieve returns that mirror those of the S&P 500 index or the NASDAQ Biotech index. Conversely, an actively managed fund is run by a fund manager who has the ability, within certain pre-set parameters, to pick any security he wants to maximize returns for the funds investors. So which of these types of funds is right for you? It would seem like an actively managed fund would be the logical choice. Investing is a very complex and sophisticated business so wouldnt it make sense to hire an experienced fund manager to make investment choices for you? For people who dont want to be bothered with following the market or those that want someone to blame when their investments loose value, this may be a good choice. However, I would argue that there are a number of factors that make passive funds a better choice, even for amateur investors.As anyone who has ever hired a lawyer, accountant or surgeon can attest, these professionals do not work for free. In fact, the more skilled the professional, the greater amount they can charge. This fact is especially true in the investment world where the elite fund mangers can literally earn billions of dollars a year. And where does this money come from? Thats right, the investors. I would agree that this extra fee would be worth it if fund managers can beat their benchmarks year in and year out. But just like your plastic surgeon is still going to charge you whether you come looking out looking like Kate Upton or Quasimodo, that fund manager is going to charge you in good years and bad. A second headwind against actively management funds is size constraints. Like most times in life, here size matters but it is often a disadvantage to be large. Lets say there is a star hedge fund manager who has developed a model that identifies great investments and starts to outperform the market. In an efficient market, investors would dump tons of money into that fund and the fund manager has to put all of that money to work. If the fund gets big enough, that manager may run out of great investment ideas and have to invest in mediocre investment ideas or keep money in cash. These will drag down the return of the fund. Or, more likely, competitors will see the success this manager is having and will mimic the investment model, thereby driving up the price of the investment targets and decreasing returns for the fund.Finally, an actively management fund is, by definition, active. That means it is consistently buying and selling securities in an attempt to beat its benchmark and maximize return for its investors. In theory, this is great but in practice all of this buying and selling is costly. You have to pay traders, back office personnel to reconcile trades, compliance officers to monitor trades, and taxes every time you sell an investment for a profit. All of these fees add up over time and decrease investor returns.Of course, all of these active fund expenses and fees would be easy to stomach if active fund managers can consistently beat their benchmarks. (For those advanced students out there, this metric is called alpha. So if a funds alpha is 1 percent, that means the fund outperformed its benchmark by 1 percent during that time period.) However, over long periods of time, there are very few managers who can outperform the market. And once an actively managed fund starts to underperform, a type of death spiral occurs. Investors start to withdraw funds, which necessitates the selling of securities to raise cash to pay the departing investors. This selling drives down the price of the investments under management, which makes the fund underperform even more. The continued underperformance leads to more withdrawals of funds and the cycle continues. So with a little homework, I believe that index funds are a great alternative to actively managed funds. This investing style does necessitate following the markets in order to pick which index to invest in, but the fact that you are reading this column demonstrates that you have an interest in financial matters and probably know more than you realize. We all can be our own investing superstar. So take that, Adam Levine. Now if I could only carry a tune. 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Gulfstream also recently required all residents to purchase liability insurance, which adds about $10 per month to the bill, telling her most places recently started doing the same. That may be because the owners of the complex, a national company called Waterton Residential that manages more than 19,000 units, get a discount on its own insurance by requiring it, said Alice Vickers, an attorney and director of the nonprofit Florida Alliance for Consumer Protection. The property manager at Gulfstream didnt respond to messages requesting information about how rents and insurance costs are calculated. The big jumps in price arent unique to Gulfstream. Steve Hollister, who runs Twisted Vine Bistro in downtown Fort Myers, has lived at the Oasis condo building with his wife for four years. The rent increased at $50 or $100 increments, then jumped $300 to $2,050 for a threebedroom unit. It seems like the rent has gone up and the amenities are going down every year, he said. Chris Andruskiewicz has lived at the Franklin Arms Court building in downtown Fort Myers the last six years. A few years ago, her rent increased from $650 to $900, then last year to $950 for her one-bedroom with a den. Her lease is up soon. Im scared to find out how much its going to go up, said Ms. Andruskiewicz, a graphic designer at Florida Weekly. Another co-worker, arts writer Nancy Stetson, recently sought a new rental after prices forced her out of an old one. She found that costs for pets have increased as well. Places seem to think that everyone wants a luxury apartment complex, she wrote in an email, such as expensive stainless steel appliances and granite countertops... My priorities were: cost, size, location, safety. She added, People keep saying this is paradise, so you should be willing to pay more. But you cannot pay your rent with sunshine. For rents in the $900 range, Ms. Sanchez says, shell think about buying a house instead. Realtors have jumped on this as a selling point. They could own a $200,000 home for what theyre paying in rent, in some cases, said Ellen C. ODay, managing broker with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Punta Gorda. In South Florida metro areas, Trulia found, buying a home may be up to 55 percent cheaper than renting, a higher percent than anywhere else in the country. That assumes you have excellent credit and stay in the home for at least seven years, among other factors. High rents may be a factor keeping young people from buying a home, said Trulia economist Mr. McLaughlin. In Florida and also places like San Francisco and Los Angeles where rents are high thats an even larger hurdle to save for a down payment, he said.Little relief Rental prices are determined by a comprehensive analysis including operating costs, repairs and market rates, Mr. Malt of Malt Realty explained. The steep increases demanded of some renters are in part a reflection of prices having fallen just as much after the housing crisis in the late 2000s. He believes rents will continue to rise in the next few years. I dont see much change with anticipating some increase, not dramatic, but some increase to rental rates as opposed to decrease or even leveling off, he said. After the housing market crashed and construction came to a halt, the rental market surged in the late 2000s, said Randy Thibaut, owner of Land Solutions, a regional real estate company based in Fort Myers. In addition, young people in their 20s and 30s are holding off on buying a home for various reasons such as going back to school and starting families later or souring on the idea of real estate as an investment. Its clear that a lot of millennials are not buying homes as early or as often, Mr. Thibaut said. Now new apartment construction is starting to catch up with demand. Land Solutions has tracked 15 multi-family projects in Lee and Collier County in different stages of development from late to 2014 to March 2015 totaling more than 3,800 units. But instead of increasing supply and lowering prices it could actually raise rents instead, Mr. Thibaut believes, at least at first, because renters will be covering the cost of new construction. But with housing prices compared to rents becoming favorable, Mr. Thibaut thinks rent prices will start to level off. I dont think youll see price level increases, he said, Because very clearly people can only afford so much. Demand for rentals is still larger than supply, said Michael Depaola, operations manager for Premier Property Management in Naples. Rental rates in the last two to three years have gone up about 30 percent, he said. Mr. Depaola advises that an average moving cost is around $2,000, so if the increase is say up to $150 a month, consider staying at least one more lease cycle. I always tell people if youre happy where you are now, you know whats going on, at least you have a year to prepare, he said. In some cases, tenants interviewed for this story said they were able to strike a deal with landlords to pay what they can afford at least for a while, but thats more likely to be successful with a mom-and-pop rental than a multi-family complex where rent policies are less flexible. The likelihood of being successful if youre dealing with a management company with an onsite manager, its going to be harder to get them to back off a price, said Ms. Vickers, the consumer rights attorney. But theres certainly no harm in trying. And there is no restriction on how much landlords can raise the rent. Obviously when you see rises in prices on residential rentals, that means the market is tight and they know they can charge tenets a lot, she said, adding that Florida is pretty much a landlord state in terms of our laws. They certainly have the upper hand. Rental rates in the last two to three years have gone up about 30 percent. Michael Depaola, operations manager for Premier Property Management in Naples Increases in Fort Myers>> Average rental and occupancy rates, now compared to two years ago >> June 2013: Occupancy rate 94.1 percent Average rental rate $849 >> June 2015: Occupancy rate 94.7 percent Average rental rate $974 (Increase of 14.7 percent) Source: ALN Apartment Data at alndata.com 2015 Rental Housing Wage>> The hourly wage that a household must earn (working 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year) in order to afford the Fair Market Rent for a two-bedroom rental unit ($1,012 in Florida), without paying more than 30 percent of their income. >> Florida: $19.47 >> Charlotte County: $16.42 >> Collier County: $19.04 >> Lee County: $17.23 >> Palm Beach County: $23.19 >> A minimum wage worker in Florida would need to work 77 hours per week to afford a one-bedroom at Fair Market Rent. Source: National Low Income Housing Coalition EVAN WILLIAMS Gulfstream Isles Apartments resident Maria Sanchez.
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Located in area of fast growing residential & commercial development. $10,415 per unit WATERFRONT 600-ACRE LAKE THE QUARRY 9214 MARBLE STONE DRIVEThis immaculate, custom 4BR+den/5.5BA Arthur Rutenberg waterfront estate on navigable water, in a private gated community, has numerous upgrades including marble oor entry with polished walnut travertine ooring continuing throughout the home and 15-foot ceilings with custom detailed trim. Two replaces, standby 20 kW generator and 500-gallon buried propane tank. The kitchen offers top-of-the-line appliances, exposed wood beam ceilings and gas cooking with 2 ovens. The family room has zeroentry sliders that afford endless lake views. Each guest room is highly upgraded and en suite. The master bedroom has 4 closets and spa-like bath. A lily-pad step pool with tiki torches, replace and outdoor kitchen puts this lanai against any top vacation resort. 4,200 square feet; built in 2011. 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HUNTINGTON PRIVATE CLIENT GROUPThe Huntington Private Client Group is a team of professionals that includes Private Bankers and Personal Trust Administrators and Portfolio Managers from The Huntington National Bank and licensed investment representatives of The Huntington Investment Company, who work together to deliver a full range of wealth and nancial services. Member FDIC. Huntington and Listen, Plan, Advise are federally registered service marks of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated. HuntingtonWelcome is a service mark of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated. Huntington Bancshares Incorporated. Awards & Recognition Ted Brousseau has received the Federal Aviation Administrations Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award, the most prestigious award the FAA issues to certified pilots. Mr. Brousseau was certified as a private pilot in 1964. A Naples resident since 1971, he retired in 2006 after serving 27 years as a Collier Circuit judge. He joined the Experimental Aircraft Association in 1996, has served as president of Chapter 1067 at Naples Municipal Airport since 2006 and introduces youngsters to aviation through the EAAs Young Eagles flight program. A member of the Civil Air Patrol since 2007, and instructs cadets at its national glider academies. See photos on page B8. Board Appointments Samira Beckwith, president and CEO of Hope HealthCare Services, has been appointed to serve on the Florida Center for Nursing board of directors for a threeyear term that begins July 1. Media Justin Paprocki, an award-winning print and digital journalist, has joined the staff of Gulfshore Life magazine as a senior editor. After graduating from the University of Maryland, Mr. Paprocki worked in newspapers, starting at Suburban News Publications in Columbus, Ohio. He then moved to Hilton Head Island, S.C., and worked in news and features for eight years at The Island Packet newspaper. He is a recent graduate of the University of Missouri with a masters degree in convergence journalism. Nonpro t Organizations Pam Baker, Ph.D., grants and compliance coordinator at Youth Haven, has been designated as assistant faculty for the University of South Florida to travel to Ireland for an intensive study abroad course. Ms. Baker has spent many years working with state, local and nonprofit organizations focusing on behavioral health and homelessness. BROUSSEAU BECKWITH The team will be teaching students from USF about social policies, planning and practices in the U.S. and Ireland/Europe, with special focus on solutions to homelessness in an intensive two-week course, with one week on site at Trinity College. Karen Brothers has been named assistant manager at Options Thrift Shoppe at 968 Second Ave. N. The shop is operated by The Shelter for Abused Women & Children. Janet Martin has been named interim executive director of Everglades Wonder Gardens, effective July 1. The gardens are owned by the nonprofit Bonita Wonder Gardens. A resident of Bonita Springs since 2001, Ms. Martin previously worked as guest services supervisor and Regency Club VIP concierge at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa. She has served on the Bonita Springs City Council since 2008 and was initially appointed by the city as the liaison to the Bonita Wonder Gardens board. She resigned that assignment to take the interim executive director job. Councilman Mike Gibson is now the liaison. A 2009 graduate of Leadership Bonita, Ms. Martin is a past board member of the Bonita YMCA. She speaks with environmental studies students at FGCU regarding the role of government in conservation, hosts Government Day for Leadership Bonita classes each year and was a speaker for the Estero High School leadership program on Environment Day. ON THE MOVE
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 BUSINESS WEEK OF JUNE 18-24, 2015 BUSINESS MEETINGS A Job Search Support Group meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at kluk77@ comcast.net or visit napleschamber.org. Consultants from the Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University are available at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, 2390 Tamiami Trail N., every Thursday. To make an appointment for a free session, call Suzanne Specht at 745-3704. Business After Five for members and guests of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at Silverspot Cinema in Mercato. The July Business After Five takes place Thursday, July 16, at the chamber Visitor Information Center, 900 Fifth Ave. S. Sign up at napleschamber.org/events. The third program in the summer Power Networking Lunch Series presented by the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, at Artichoke & Company in Bonita Springs. The public is welcome. Guest speaker Tony Solgard, president of Bookkeepers Plus, will discuss how to use your business financial statements as a tool to help you work smarter, not harder. Mr. has been ranked by Intuit as one of the top QuickBooks consultants in Southwest Florida. Tickets are $35 for chamber members, $45 for others. Reservations required by June 22. Call 992-2943 or visit bonitaspringschamber.com. The Above Board Chamber hosts a mixer for new members from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, at Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, 23160 Fashion Drive at Coconut Point. For more information, call Jeanne Sweeney at 910-7426 or email Jeanne@aboveboardchamber.com. The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce holds a mini-trade show from 8-9:15 a.m. Thursday, June 25, at the Naples Daily News, 1100 Immokalee Road. Call 992-2943 or visit bonitaspringschamber.com/events. Young Professionals of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce meet for networking from 5:307:30 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at Yabba Island Grill. Visit ypnaples.com or follow ypnaples on Facebook. The Florida Gulf Coast Real Estate Investors Alliance meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at the Bonita Springs Elks Lodge, 3231 Coconut Road. The next meeting is July 7. Call (941) 257-3577 or visit fgreia. com for more information. Wake Up Naples for members and guests of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 7-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, at the Hilton Naples. Guest speaker Gregory Scasny, CEO of Cybersecurity Defense Solutions, will discuss how to defend your business against hackers and data thieves. 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Always compare your investments return to a benchmark such as the Standard & Poors 500 index, which measures the performance of 500 of the biggest companies in America. If your portfolio returned 12 percent and the S&P 500 advanced 9 percent during the same period, youre doing well. If you lose to the benchmark repeatedly, you need to reconsider your investment strategy or just earn the S&P 500s return by investing in an S&P 500 index fund or Standard & Poors Depositary Receipts. Facebook FaceplantMy dumbest investment was selling all my shares of Facebook when they were at about $26 apiece back in 2013. That was about a week before the shares surged to $34 and beyond. I sold pretty much because I had become bored with the stock. B.B., Long Gr ove, IllinoisThe Fool Responds: Ouch. Facebooks shares were recently trading near $80, so you missed out on more than tripling your money so far. Its helpful to remember that there are good and bad reasons for selling a stock. 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With such a huge base, Facebook has a lot of opportunity to sell advertising and to monetize its gobs of accounts in other ways.Income From Realty IncomeIncome-seeking investors should take a look at real estate investment trusts (REITs), as theyre required to pay out at least 90 percent of their income in dividends. A fine REIT to consider is Realty Income Corp. (NYSE: O), specializing in commercial properties and paying out a growing monthly dividend. Realty Income acquires free-standing retail properties all over the United States (it owns more than 4,000), which it leases to high-quality tenants, most of which represent national brands such as Walgreens, FedEx and Dollar General. While its true that retail real estate can be sensitive to recessions and rising interest rates, Realty Incomes strong and diverse group of tenants has kept year-end occupancy high recently around 98 percent and above 96 percent since 1969. 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VISIT WWW.DAVIDNAPLES.COM FOR INFORMATION ON THESE AND OTHER MEDITERRA PROPERTIES David William Auston, PA Mediterra Resident, Golf Member & Real Estate SpecialistAssisting in over 80 closed Mediterra transactions since 2011AMERIVEST REALTY | Of ce: 239.280.5433 Padova at Mediterra4,272 Sq Ft | $2,999,000 Positano at Mediterra3,432 Living Sq Ft | $1,895,000 Il Corsini at Mediterra1.09 Acres | $1,300,000 Porta Vecchio at Mediterra2,589 Living Sq Ft | $559,000 Patrick OConnor of Premier Sothebys International Realty has been recognized as one of the firms Top 50 associates for 2014. Premier Sothebys International Realty has approximately 800 associates and employees along Floridas Gulf Coast and in the Carolinas. A broker associate since 1978 with additional experience as a property appraiser, Mr. OConnor has been a Florida-licensed real estate professional for 37 years. He is a member of the Naples Area Board of Realtors, the Florida Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. He serves as president of the Collier County 100 Club and is a Collier County Honor Flight guardian, volunteer first responder and a graduate of Leadership Collier and the Leadership Institute. Al Smith has joined Neal Communities as a new home sales associate at the gated community of Canopy in Naples. A naples resident for 30 years, Mr. Smith has been in the real estate industry for 22 years. Jamie Ross has joined McQuaid & Company as a broker associate in the agencys Coconut Point office. Ms. Ross has nearly 17 years of residential real estate experience in Lee and Collier counties. Prior to her real estate work, the Ohio native and graduate from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, was one of the first women to become a federal Special Agent for the then U.S. Postal Inspection Service, ultimately working for three U.S. agencies during 26 years and retiring from the U.S. Customs Service in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, Calif. Posts in between included Seattle, and Chicago. Her work involved investigating crimes that involved illegal exports, such as munitions going to hostile countries and intellectual property lost to international competitors. House Hunting:1756 Third St. S. Aqualane ShoresStep inside this lovely residence in the heart of Aqualane Shores only to be drawn outside by the open design that allows for easy flow and entertaining, with disappearing walls of glass and an expansive lanai area opening onto the living room and family/breakfast room. There are four bedrooms plus an office, and a formal dining room as well as a kitchen with a large island and counter bar. The private pool and spa have due west exposure and, for the kid in all of us, a fun slide for taking the plunge before floating over to the sun shelf. Solar power and a three-car garage are among many extras. The location is ideal for strolling to the beach, the pier and all the dining, shopping and entertainment offered in the picturesque Third Street South historic district. Built in 2010 by Gulfstream Homes and ARCS Construction, this property is being sold as-is. Linda Perry of Premier Sothebys International Realty has the listing for $3,999,000. For more information or to arrange a showing, call 213-7433 or 261-6161, or email Linda. email@example.com. REAL ESTATENAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF JUNE 18-24, 2015 B11 REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERS OCONNOR SMITH
AN EXCLUSIVE BOATING COMMUNITYJoin us this weekend to get your rst look at this exclusive boating community by Stock Development Southwest Floridas most respected luxury builder and developer. Hidden Harbors luxury boating lifestyle offers just 76 coastal contemporary estate homes, with private docks and direct access to the Gulf, plus fabulous waterfront amenities.GRAND OPENING CELEBRATIONNext Weekend June 27TH & June 28TH, Noon4pm Sneak Preview This Saturday & Sunday, Noon 4 pm BROKER PARTICIPATION WELCOMED. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. NOT AN OFFERING WHERE PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW. PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.17270 Hidden Estates Circle, Fort Myers, Florida 33908 (239) 249-6255Hidden Harbor Realty, LLC, Exclusive Sales Agent, Licensed Real Estate Broker FLStockDevelopment Residences from the $500s to over $1 MillionDriving Directions I-75 exit 128. West on Alico Road. South on US-41/Tamiami Trail. Right onto Pharmacy Lane. Follow the signs to Hidden Harbor.visit StockDevelopment.com
Our naturally magni cent setting will transport you to a magical level, our two world-class golf courses, top ight amenities and stunning new homes will spoil you... and no initiation or CDD fees are the bonus points that will make your arrival so satisfying. Naples nest championship golf community 239-352-8000 TwinEagles.com ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE BROKER, BUILDER OR SELLER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY FLORIDA LAW TO BE FURNISHED TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. ALL FEATURES, AMENITIES, PRICES AND AVAILABILITY ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. OWNERSHIP OF PROPERTY WITHIN TWINEAGLES DOES NOT ENTITLE AN OWNER TO ANY RIGHT, TITLE, INTEREST OR OTHERWISE TO USE ALL CLUB FACILITIES, BUT RATHER AN OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN, SUBJECT TO THE PAYMENT OF ASSESSMENTS, FEES AND APPLICABLE REGULATIONS. SEVERAL MODELS BY THE AREAS FINEST BUILDERS ARE OPEN DAILY Priced from the high $200s to over $2 million.
WE MAKE IT EASY. YOU MAKE IT HOME. RoyalShellSales.com239.261.9101For Rentals Call239.213.3311Florida: Bonita Springs/Estero, Fort Myers/Cape Coral, Naples/Marco Island, Ocala, Sanibel and Captiva Islands North Carolina: Cashiers/Lake Glenville, Highlands, Sapphire/Lake Toxaway GRAND ISLE TOSCANO ESTATE 6BR/ 7 Full + 4.5BA, 6-Car Garage Beautiful, Covered Outdoor Area $8,500,000 MLS 214028789 Steve Suddeth & Jennifer Nicolai 239.784.0693 GREY OAKS 6053 SUNNYSLOPE DR. 4 Bedroom/4 Bath Overlooking 15th Fairway Gourmet Kitchen with Custom Cabinetry $1,835,000 MLS 214029817 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 OPEN SUN. 6/21 1-4PM QUAIL WEST BELLINI Luxurious 3 BR +Den Lake/Beachfront Condo 3rd Floor, Open Floor Plan, 3,000+ Sq. Ft. $849,000 MLS 215016737 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 MIROMAR LAKES LONGLEAF Pool, Spa & Great Views 3BR + Den, 2.5BA $553,000 MLS 215027418 Gary Ryan 239.273.6796 SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS MARINA COVE Beautifully Decorated Turnkey Unit! 3BR, 3BA Ground Floor Unit $349,000 MLS 214065290 Doug Haughey 239.961.1561 WINDSTAR PROMENADE 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, 2,049 Sq. Ft. Swimming Pool with Heater $269,000 MLS 215015784 Gabe Mellein 239.825.2234 NEW PRICE THE FORUM ESTERO 4 BR, 2.5 BA, Over 3,000 Sq. Ft. Living Space Formal Living & Dining Rooms $399,000 MLS 215033751 Mike Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.340.5455 NEW LISTING ROOKERY POINTE BONITA SPRINGS Turnkey Furnished 2BR + Den, 2BA 2nd Floor Condo Expansive Pond, Water Feature & Golf Course Views $269,000 MLS 214064015 Jim Griffith-Boeglin Team 239.322.2409 LAS BRISAS AT SPANISH WELLS NAPLES 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath with Southwest Views 26,000 lb. Boat Lift $3,495,000 MLS 214052997 Gary, Jeff & Becky Jaarda 239.248.7474. AQUALANE SHORES NAPLES 4 Bedroom + Den, 4 Full & 3 Half Baths Gated 155 Acres w/Just 28 Estate Homes $1,795,000 MLS 213003435 Roger Stening/The Fischer Group 239.770.4707 NAPLES CLUB ESTATES NAPLES 3BR, 3.5BA Waterfront Townhouse Investors: Existing One Year Lease at $3,000/mo. $839,000 MLS 214030966 Steve Suddeth & Jennifer Nicolai 239.784.0693 GOLDEN SHORES FIRANO AT NAPLES Tosara Model Perfect 4 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths, Pool & Lanai $549,900 MLS 215002843 Roger Stening/The Fischer Group 239.770.4707 NAPLES POOL HOME 10389 FLAT STONE LOOP 2 Bedroom +Den, 2 Bathroom Home Extended Lanai with Nice Landspace View $348,000 MLS 215032076 Deb Adams-Bateman 239.273.4824 OPEN SUN. 6/21 1-4PM NEW LISTING HAWTHORNE THE RESIDENCES 2 Beds +Open Den, 2 Bath Luxury Condo Split Bedroom Floor Plan w/ 1,480 Sq. Ft. Under Air $260,000 MLS 215020308 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 COCONUT POINT BAYWOODS Stunning Custom Harwick Home Spillover Spa & Lagoon Pool w/ Waterfall $2,799,000 MLS 213511014 Dru & Greg Martinovich 239.564.5717 BONITA BAY ST. RAPHAEL Private Pool Highrise Amenities $1,395,000 MLS 215008601 Steve Suddeth & Jenn Nicolai 239.784.0693 PELICAN BAY BONITA SPRINGS Build Your Dream Home-Located 1 Block From Beach 0.40 acres, 106' wide, deep water $799,000 MLS 215006615 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 BONITA BEACH BONITA SPRINGS Fantastic 3+ Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Newer Pool Home Views of Lake and Golf Course $525,000 MLS 215031278 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 VASARI TIMBER RIDGE Beautiful 4 BR +Den, 2.5 BA Pool Home Granite, Stainless Steel Kitchen $344,900 MLS 215025657 Bradford Bateman 239.273.8842 GATEWAY IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES Lovely 2 BR +Den, 1st Floor with Golf Course View Over 1,500 Sq. Ft., Garage, Tile Roofs $239,000 MLS 215033647 Vahle Team 239.450.7805 NEW LISTING CHARLESTON SQUARE
ATTENTION BOATERS Furnished 5 Bedroom Custom Built Home Pool/Spa and Boat Dock on Water's Edge $2,595,000 MLS 214054239 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 VANDERBILT WATERFRONT HOME PARKSIDE OFF 5TH 3BR + Office Nook and 3BA Beautifully Turnkey Furnished $1,395,000 MLS 215000446 Kurt Petersen 239.777.0408 OLDE NAPLES NAPLES 5 Bedroom/3 Bathroom, 3 Car Garage Huge Screened Lanai with Pool $750,000 MLS 215013690 Doug Haughey 239.961.1561 NEW PRICE GOLDEN GATE ESTATES BONITA SPRINGS Charming 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Pool & Spa Extensively Updated $499,990 MLS 215019667 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 SPANISH WELLS HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom with Attached Garage Tons of Natural Light and Lake Views $340,000 MLS 214063279 Doug Haughey 239.961.1561 BRIDGEWATER BAY NAPLES 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom on 1st Floor Completely Updated with Upgrades Galore!! 224,900 MLS 215032699 Starr Whiting 239.404.1219 NEW LISTING FIDDLER'S CREEK NAPLES 5 BR, 4.5 BA, 4,655 Sq. Ft. Under AC Minutes to Beach, Shopping & Downtown Naples $2,450,000 MLS 214051295 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 MOORINGS CREEKSIDE 3BR + Den, 4 Full Baths on Quiet Cul-de-sac Solar Heated Pool/Spa,Outdoor Kitchen $1,350,000 MLS 214059142 Linda Ramsey 239.405.3054 BONITA BAY ATTENTION HORSE LOVERS 3 Fenced Pastures, 6 Stall Barn, Riding Arena Completely Remodeled Ranch Home, 5BR/4BA $749,900 MLS 214054247 The Taranto Team 239.572.3078 GOLDEN GATE ESTATES NORTH NAPLES POOL HOME Perfectly Maintained, Amenity Rich Neighborhood MBR on Ground Floor, Loft Upstairs, Gorgeous Lake View $499,900 MLS 215015645 Dodona Roboci 239.776.8123 SATURNIA LAKES NAPLES Light, Bright & Airy 2BR + Den/2BA Pet Friendly Community No Size Restrictions $299,999 MLS 215009693 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 BENT PINES VILLAS NAPLES 3 Bedrooms + Bonus Room, 2 Baths Close to 5th Ave. S. $214,900 MLS 215010204 Kurt Petersen 239.777.0408 PINE VIEW VILLAS IBIS COVE Must See 3 BR +Den, 3.5 BA Pool Home Wraparound Lake Views with Southern Exposure $2,149,000 MLS 215018066 Connie Lummis, The Lummis Team 239.289.3543 BONITA BAY CABREO 3 Bed +Den, 3.5 Bath Pool Home Serene Preserve Setting $1,029,000 MLS 215032876 Dru & Greg Martinovich 239.564.5717 NEW LISTING MEDITERRA 3917 FABIENNE CT. Estate Home with Pool 3 Bedrooms Plus a Den 659,900 MLS 215025252 Debbie Dekevich 239.877.4194 OPEN SUN. 6/21 1-4PM WILSHIRE LAKES ESTERO Turnkey Furnished Beautiful Courtyard Home $499,900 MLS 215032361 Bette Pitzer 239.560.2627 GRANDEZZA MARBELLA 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Bath, 2nd Floor Condo Lovely Golf Course & Preserve Views $298,500 MLS 215031831 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 NEW LISTING SPANISH WELLS BONITA BEACH Great Sunsets Cross the Street to the Beach $174,900 MLS 214065734 Gary Ryan 239.273.6796 GREAT LOCATION RIVERWALK Completely & Tastefully Remodeled Lake View from All New Pool & Lanai $1,849,000 MLS 215023931 Linda Ramsey 239.405.3054 BONITA BAY SANCTUARY POINT Beautiful Golf Course View Large Outdoor Kitchen, Entertainment Area $859,900 MLS 215025428 Kevin Welch 239.223.7006 VERANDAH CAPE CORAL Upstairs Suite/Studio/Workout Room 3 Beds, 3 Baths, Extra Wide Canal $599,000 MLS 215033629 Dan Pearce 239.940.1747 NEW LISTING GULF ACCESS POOL HOME BONITA SPRINGS 3BR + Den, 2.5BA, Great Room Plan Toll Brothers Built Never Occupied $469,000 MLS 215033159 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 NEW LISTING CORDOVA AT SPANISH WELLS FURNISHED LAKE VIEW CONDO 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Bathrooms Furnished with Garage $290,000 MLS 214063660 Doug Haughey 239.961.1561 BRIDGEWATER BAY BEING SOLD TURNKEY Top Floor 2BR, 2BA Condo 9.5 Ceilings, Crown Molding $173,900 MLS 215019092 Michael May 239.949.0000 LOVELY CONDO AT BLUE HERON
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB16 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JUNE 18-24, 2015 Fantastic renovation to wonderful single family home. Southern exposure, large lanai space with new screening and plenty of room for pool. New cabinetry, granite counters, custom paint and tile work. 4BR+Den/2BA $449,000 WILLOUGHBY ACRES 42 Wickliffe DriveMindy Young 248-0258 OPEN HOUSE Sunday JUNE 21 FROM 1-4PM Richard DrosteREALTOR239firstname.lastname@example.orgJacki Strategos GRI, CREN, SRES, e-Pro 239-370-1222JStrategos@att.net Marco Island & Southwest Florida Real Estate SpecialistsVisit www.JackiStrategos.com Today! Greenlinks Under $200,000Great investment; income guaranteed. Live, rent or vacation in it. Several oor plans available GOLF ENTHUSIAST Sierra Grande $225,000Best deal. Newer complex 2007 with super amenities. Great location. 3BR/2BA; private garage. RED HOT DEAL Marco Island Homesites 91 South Heathwood; inland. $88,900 331 Hazelcrest; oversized. $160,000 1664 Villa Court; wide water view. $463,000 BUILD A DREAM 8088 Tiger Lily $769,000Awesome street with best lake views in Lely. Spacious, open oor plan. 3BR+den/3BA; separate dining room. PRIVATE LANAI SETTINGModels, villa homes progressing in Residences at MercatoVertical construction is more than 30 percent complete for the Le Rivage and Le Jardin single-family home models in the Residences at Mercato. Slabs have been placed for the first four villa homes. All six homes are scheduled for completion this fall. The project is being developed by The Lutg ert Companies and built by Lutgert C onstruction, LLC. A total of 16 homes are in the design and construction processes, site work is nearing completion and utilities are in place within the neighborhood. Howard Gutman, president of The Lutgert C ompanies, reports sales in the new community have reached 29 percent. The five-bedroom Le Rivage singlefamily design will feature a California contemporary style with interior by Charlie Hansen of Clive Daniel Home. The Le Jardin home, with two master bedroom suites, is being designed with a strong coastal influence by Susie Petril, also of Clive Daniel Home. Elsewhere in the community, construction crews have begun the final grading work for the balance of the home sites. Road and curb work have begun, and all roads are expected to be in place by mid-July. At completion, Residences at Mercato will include 52 single-family homes within Mercatos urban-style retail, office and residential community. Six floor plans are available, with prices starting at $1,325,000 and sizes ranging from approximately 2,697 to 3,558 square feet of living space. Homes have three to five bedrooms and 3 to five baths, with the master suite on the first floor. Pool, courtyard and twocar garage are included; outdoor living options include summer kitchens and outdoor showers. Premier Sothebys International Realty is the exclusive sales and marketing representative for the Residences at Mercato. For more information, call 594-9400 or visit residencesatmercato. com. Construction underway in Residences at Mercato. A rendering of the kitchen in Le Rivage. A rendering of the living room in Le Jardin.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 18-24, 2015 B17 FEATURED RESALE LISTINGS ANGELA BAVETTA REALTOR Resale Specialist KIM SHORE REALTORResale SpecialistCall the Resale Team today at (239) 425-2340 for exceptional full-time service. 10160 Miromar Lakes Boulevard, Miromar Lakes, Florida 33913 *National Association of Home Builders GOLD AWARD Winner for Community of the Year, p p VERONA LAGO10121 Verona Lakes Lane3 BR/3 BA $1,610,000Lakefront Estate Home VIVALDI 10821 Vivaldi Court, #19023 BR/3 BA + DEN $750,000Waterfront Condominium NAVONA17467 Via Navona Way3 BR/3 BA + DEN $1,250,000Furnished Model Home BELLINI 10671 Via Milano Drive, #19012 BR/2 BA + DEN $705,000Waterfront Residence SOLD MONTELAGO18081 Montelago Court4 BR/4 BA + DEN $869,000Private Pool & Cabana MONTEBELLO10722 Mirasol Drive, #5033 BR/3 BA + DEN $850,000 Coach Home BELLAVISTA 10101 Bellavista Circle, #8022 BR/2 BA + DEN $479,000Luxury Coach Home BELLAVISTA 10240 Bellavista Circle, #15033 BR/3 BA $429,000Luxury Coach Home VIVALDI 10801 Vivaldi Court, #1703 3 BR/3 BA $885,000Waterfront Condominium VIVALDI 10700 Vivaldi Court, #6013 BR/2 BA $599,900Waterfront CondominiumTHE #1 COMMUNITY IN THE UNITED STATES*ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATION OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, M AKE REFERENCE TO THIS ADVERTISEMENT AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. This is not intended to be an offering or solicitation of sale in any jurisdiction where the development is not registered in accordance with applicable la w or where such offering or solicitation would otherwise be prohibited by law. Prices, plans, artists renderings, photos, land uses, dimensions, specications, improvements, materials, amenities and availability are subject to change without notice. Copyright 2015, Miromar Development Corporation. Miromar Lakes is a registered service mark of Miromar Development Corporation. SALE PENDING 06171815-1604LaMorada Naples will bring 343 homes to North NaplesWCI Communities has introduced LaMorada Naples, a 200-acre luxury community of 343 homesites nestled among lakes and nature preserves. LaMorada Naples offers homebuyers a variety of home designs in four distinct neighborhoods. Multi-family carriage homes, with 1,710 to 2,376 airconditioned square feet, offer maintenance-free living with two and three bedrooms, two baths and flex spaces or dens. Elevators offer easy secondfloor access. Single-family grand villas offer two and three bedrooms, 2 or 3 baths, and plan specific dens in 2,201 to 3,010 square feet of living space. Offering 2,556 to more than 3,000 airconditioned square feet, classic homes feature great rooms that open to the kitchen, breakfast nook and lanai. The three-bedroom, twoto four-bath homes offer traditional foyers and a den. Guest rooms are positioned opposite the owners suite for optimum privacy. The largest LaMorada Naples homes are grand estates with oversized owners suites, three or four guest rooms with private baths, and a den. With casual and formal dining areas and spacious lanais, grand estate homes offer 2,906 to more than 4,000 square feet of air-conditioned living space and standard three-car garages. Luxury homes in LaMorada Naples boast granite-countertop kitchens and Whirlpool appliance packages, expansive islands and designer cabinetry. Baths include Moen faucets and solid-surface vanities with dual sinks. Prices range from the low $300,000s to $1 million. The communitys 13,700-square-foot lakefront clubhouse, designed with a great room and verandah, was inspired by the British West Indies and will have a fitness center, aerobics studio, theater, culinary arts center for cooking demonstrations, tennis court, a resort-style pool and spa and an outdoor bar. The entrance to LaMorada Naples is on Woodcrest Drive off Immokalee Road in North Naples, approximately 1 mile east of Collier Boulevard and less than 5 miles from Interstate 75. For more information, call 444-4450 or visit wcicommunities.com. The Martinique LaMorada is on 200 acres off Livingston Road in North Naples. This is the perfect neighborhood for entertaining your family and friends. Close to Naples nest beaches, shopping, dining and entertainment along with direct access to I-75. This 3BR+den/3.5BA/3-car garage Carlyle is a 3,051 SF home that is absolutely exquisite! Stunning marble and wood ooring throughout. Possible lease or lease purchase. Riverstone is ideal for the active lifestyle and has countless amenities. Low HOA fees. REDUCED! $799,000 Of ce: 239-261-2244 | Cell: 239-572-8643 | TA1019@aol.comTracey Albert The perfect home in the perfect community! This 5BR/5BA plus media room (6th BR) and den, with a 3-car garage, home is absolutely stunning with impeccable detail. This home has countless features: wet bar area with wine cooler, tankless water heater, hurricane shutters on the rst oor, impact glass on the second oor, pest defense in walls and much more. You do not want to miss out on this hidden gem. Low HOA fees. REDUCED! RICK PARLANTE & THE PARLANTE GROUP
Theres no place like Downtown.Be it ever so stylish... Naples Square. Bold, contemporary residences in the heart of where it all happens.You and the best of Downtown. Finally together. Share your #NaplesSeleNaplesSquare.com 239.228.5800ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECT STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS BY THE DEVELOPER, MAKE REFERENCE TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTE, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. Equal Housing Opportunity. OR PICTURE YOU IN PHASE IIReserve Yours TodayBuilding I Complete Fall 2015
Coastal Chic. Prices from $1.3 Million. Sales Center Open Daily Another Naples community by the developers of Moraya Bay & The Dunes KaleaBay.com 239-793-0110 13910 Old Coast Road, Naples, FL 34110 Located off Vanderbilt Drive just north of Wiggins Pass RoadThe lakefront clubhouse at Kalea Bay will be a social center of epic proportions. With three pools, an indoor/outdoor restaurant, poolside bar, expansive sundeck, tennis pavilion and nearby guest suites, a fun-in-the-sun day is guaranteed. All wrapped within our brand new hi-rise, resort-style community consisting of 3 and 4 bedroom waterfront residences. Social Cool. ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY CHAPTER 718.503, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE.Exclusive Sales & Marketing by Wilson& Associates
Over 16,500 associates | More than 760 oces worldwide | 60 countries and territories globally | 24 Premier Sothebys International Realty locations OLD NAPLES AQUALANE SHORES 366 Central Avenue Ruth Trettis 239.571.6760 Web ID 215022849 $3,250,000 251 Aqua Court Martha Kelly 239.877.4569 Web ID 215027075 $4,650,000 ROYAL HARBOR Oyster Bay | Bayview Estates #4-B Celine Julie Godof 239.404.9917 Web ID 215017783 $899,000 OLD NAPLES Olde Naples Seaport BS #8 Daniel Pregont 239.272.8020 Web ID 214022971 $599,000 PORT ROYAL 3125 Rum Row William Callahan 239.272.5756 Web ID 215005679 $12,995,000 OLD NAPLES Franciscan Gardens #830 Sarah Theiss 239.269.0300 Web ID 214036250 $549,900 PARK SHORE Regent #4N Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.216.197 3 Web ID 213024984 $9,750,00 0 PARK SHORE PARK SHORE 320 Neapolitan Way Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 214015185 $5,350,000 4215 Crayton Road Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID GEIG111813IHE $5,995,000 PARK SHORE 308 Neapolitan Way Barbi Lowe/Trish Lowe Soars 239.216.1973 Web ID 213024991 $4,600,000 PARK SHORE 576 Neapolitan Lane Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 214068584 $2,195,000 PORT ROYAL PORT ROYAL 3250 Gin Lane Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 215002707 $9,450,000 Galleon Drive Phil Collins 239.404.6800 Web ID 214053711 $18,500,000 PORT ROYAL 775 Galleon Drive Rick Marquardt 239.289.415 8 Web ID 211520623 $7,795,000 PORT ROYAL 3060 Green Dolphin Lane Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 210027761 $5,185,000 PORT ROYAL 2700 Treasure Lane Lisa Tashjian 239.259.702 4 Web ID 215029802 $4,150,000 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 multiple listing services, and may include approximations. All information is deemed accurate. MARCO ISLAND 760 North Collier Boulevard, Suite 101 | Marco Island, FL 34145 239.642.2222BROAD AVENUE 390 Broad Avenue South | Naples, FL 34102 239.434.2424FIFTH AVENUE 500 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 501 | Naples, FL 34102 239.434.8770ESTUARY SALES CENTER 1220 Gordon River Trail | Naples, FL 34105 239.261.3148THE VILLAGE 4300 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Suite 100 | Naples, FL 34103 239.261.6161THE GALLERY CENTRAL NAPLES 4001 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 102 | Naples, FL 34103 239.659.0099MERCATO SALES CENTER 9123 Strada Place, Suite 7125 | Naples, FL 34108 239.594.9400VANDERBILT 325 Vanderbilt Beach Road | Naples, FL 34108 239.594.9494BONITA SPRINGS 27400 Riverview Center Boulevard, Suite 4 | Bonita Springs, FL 34134 239.948.4000SANIBEL 2341 Palm Ridge Road | Sanibel, FL 33957 239.472.2735CAPTIVA 11508 Andy Rosse Lane | Captiva, FL 33924 239.395.5847DEVELOPER SERVICES 4001 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 350 | Naples, FL 34103 239.213.2999 PORT ROYAL 3507 Rum Row Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 215013533 $6,250,000 THE MOORINGS THE MOORINGS Admiralty Point #701 Karen Van Arsdale 239.860.0894 Web ID 214056548 $3,495,000 2225 Beacon Lane Cathy Owen 239.269.3118 Web ID 215027334 $5,000,000 THE MOORINGS 725 Ketch Drive Carolyn Weinand 239.269.5678 Web ID 214043899 $2,790,000 THE MOORINGS 438 Putter Point Court Isabelle Edwards 239.564.4080 Web ID 215028031 $1,595,000 THE MOORINGS Lausanne #303 Vickie Larscheid 239.250.5041 Web ID SUTH050515IHE $995,000 THE MOORINGS 2900 Crayton Road Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 214055235 $895,000 PELICAN BAY PELICAN BAY San Marino #410D Janet Rathbun 239.860.0012 Web ID 215019779 $1,195,000 520 Tierra Mar Lane East Linda Piatt 239.269.2322 Web ID MILE051915IHE $1,595,000 PELICAN BAY St. Kitts #1205 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 215024178 $995,000 PELICAN BAY 571 Gulf Park Drive Richard/Susie Culp 239.290.2200 Web ID 214055628 $895,000 PARK SHORE Aria #601 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 215009015 $3,695,000
BAY COLONY ESTATES AT BAY COLONY Trieste #705 Leah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 Web ID 215018143 $2,275,000 9751 Bentgrass Bend Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 214060998 $6,495,000 BAY COLONY Mansion La Palma #103 Leah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 Web ID 215005497 $989,000 PELICAN MARSH PELICAN MARSH 1703 Persimmon Drive Leah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 Web ID 215015486 $2,595,000 8719 Spikerush Lane Erik David Barber 323.513.6391 Web ID 215022082 $2,649,000 PELICAN MARSH Clermont #H-103 Ed Cox/Je Cox 239.860.8806 Web ID 215017707 $475,000 PINE RIDGE CLUB ESTATES 197 Eugenia Drive Dave/Ann Renner 239.784.5552 Web ID 215014749 $1,895,000 4437 Club Estates Drive Lizette Candela/Jane Bond 239.293.2378 Web ID 214054067 $2,144,000 WYNDEMERE 405 Rosemeade Lane Bordner/Hurvitz 239.560.2921 Web ID 215016941 $975,000 BAY PARK 2130 Curtis Street Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 Web ID 214052852 $700,000 VINEYARDS VINEYARDS Avellino Isles #32202 Denise Sands 215.327.9930 Web ID SHER050115IHE $677,777 801 Villa Florenza Drive Jutta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 239.659.5113 Web ID 214068612 $674,500 GLEN EAGLE COVE TOWERS 5678 Lago Villaggio Way Mark Maran/Gordie Lazich 239.777.3301 Web ID 214061542 $469,900 Nevis #503 Tatyana Sallee 239.293.5017 Web ID 215012788 $599,000 GREY OAKS 2956 Bellower Lane Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 Web ID 214062926 $7,799,000 GREY OAKS 1234 Gordon River Trail Melissa Williams 239.248.7238 Web ID 214000494 $7,495,000 GREY OAKS 1213 Gordon River Trail Daniel Guenther 239.357.8121 Web ID 214007227 $7,295,000 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY TIBURN 7697 Santa Cruz Court Dave/Ann Renner 239.784.5552 Web ID 214062169 $1,395,000 2558 Escada Court Chris Resop 239.231.6164 Web ID 215016627 $4,495,000 WILSHIRE LAKES 9633 Wilshire Lakes Boulevard Patrick OConnor 239.293.9411 Web ID 215013817 $795,000 TWINEAGLES 11989 Heather Woods Court Paul Koch 305.586.5309 Web ID 214058257 $659,000 THE STRAND Trophy Club #703 Mark Maran 239.777.3301 Web ID 215015692 $529,000 VILLAGES OF MONTEREY TIBURN 7653 San Sebastian Way Dave/Ann Renner 239.784.5552 Web ID 215014815 $399,000 Castillo III #101 Mark Maran/Gordie Lazich 239.777.3301 Web ID 214050824 $469,900 WILSHIRE LAKES 6091 Shallows Way Bernie/Joe Garabed 239.571.2466 Web ID 214054324 $350,000 VANDERBILT BEACH Sausalito #4 Clint Parsons 239.273.1474 Web ID 215021465 $899,000 FIDDLERS CREEK MARCO ISLAND 3848 Mahogany Bend Drive Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 214063355 $999,900 Pelican Perch #302 Cynthia Corogin 239.393.6747 Web ID 214041160 $350,000 FIDDLERS CREEK 8515 Bellagio Drive Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 214063718 $729,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Callista #204 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 214048545 $490,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Marengo #204 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 214054221 $449,000 FIDDLERS CREEK Marengo #104 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 214052112 $364,500 PELICAN MARSH 1450 Via Portono Jennifer/Dave Urness 239.273.7731 Web ID 215015592 $1,400,000 premiersothebysrealty.com 3 0 8 4 WILSHIRE LAKES 9961 Clear Lake Circle Bernie/Joe Garabed 239.571.2466 Web ID 215027447 $795,000 GREY OAKS 1474 Anhinga Pointe Melissa Williams 239.248.7238 Web ID 214057895 $3,450,000 VANDERBILT BEACH VANDERBILT BEACH 229 Heron Avenue Ruth Trettis 239.571.6760 Web ID 214048593 $650,000 467 Seagull Avenue Celine Julie Godof 239.404.9917 Web ID 215020618 $895,000 MARCO ISLAND MARCO ISLAND 1181 Ember Court Brock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 Web ID 214031381 $1,134,900 1727 Hummingbird Court Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 214057724 $1,775,000 MARCO ISLAND Les Falls PH A Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 214050604 $865,000 MARCO ISLAND South Seas #1209 Helga Wetzold 239.821.6905 Web ID 214048796 $579,000 MARCO ISLAND 945 Royal Marco Way Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 214032780 $495,000 MARCO ISLAND 321 Yarmouth Street ML Meade 239.293.4851 Web ID 214057355 $489,000 WWW.RENTNAPLES.COM | Explore our collection of properties available for weekly, seasonal and long-term accommodations. 239.262.4242
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 18-24, 2015 REAL ESTATE B23 ILLUSTRATED PROPERTIESServing North Naples and the Surrounding Area Joanne CiesielskiNaples Of ce top Producer239.287.6732 Brian Carey 239.370.8687 Karen Carey 239.216.8826 naplescarey.com OPPORTUNITY North Naples Resort-Style Living! Village Walk Town Center is the focus of the communitys unique lifestylea lifestyle people dream aboutmeeting friends for a swim, a workout or a set of tennis. Then grabbing lunch or dinner at the on-site restaurant. Relaxing to soothing sounds of fountains or taking a stroll around the many lake and footbridges. Stop by our on-site of ce to view the community and all it has to offer! Village Walk offers a full array of activities and full recreational facilities reserved exclusively for residents use with no equity or membership fees! VILLAGE WALK VILLAGE WALK OF NAPLESThis single-family 3BR+den/2BA home is ideally located in this highly-desired community. Enjoy one of the friendliest and social communities in North Naples; it is close to beautiful Vanderbilt Beach, hotspot Mercato for dining and shopping and has a town center for neighbors to gather and enjoy the wonderful amenities. This home is ready for you to make it your own! What are you waiting for? Call for a tour today! ISLAND WALK LOCATION, LOCATION! This immaculate 3BR+den/2.5BA is situated on a prime cul-de-sac homesite and is ready for immediate occupancy. Nicely upgraded throughout with tile in living areas, decorative plantation shutters, built-in entertainment center, home of ce, crown molding, hurricane shutters and more! Dine alfresco on the large screened-in lanai while taking in the peaceful lake views or enjoy a dip cooling off from the summer heat in the private pool! $494,500 NEW LISTINGHouse Hunting:751 Sixth Ave. N.Nestled amongst tropical foliage in Old Naples, this three-bedroom-plusden home encapsulates the spirit of tropical living. Decorated with country French flair, this pristine home has high ceilings throughout, French doors leading to a sunny patio, a gourmet kitchen with cherry cabinets and Subzero and Wolf appliances, and a large and private master suite with an outdoor shower. Its a short bike ride to the downtown area for fine dining and shopping as well as to the beach at the end of the mahogany tree-lined street. Celine Julie Godof of Premier Sothebys International Realty has the listing for $2,165,000. For more information or to arrange a showing, call 404-9917.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB26 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JUNE 18-24, 2015 41 41 41Bonita Springs Bonita SpringsNaplesImmokalee RoadLivingston RoadBonita Beach Road3 Oaks PkwyCoconut RdOld U.S. 41Old U.S. 41Pine Ridge Road Golden Gate Pkwy. Davis BlvdCollier Blvd Collier Blvd Airport Pullimg RdGulf Shore Blvd.Park Shore Dr. Rattlesnake Hammock Road Goodlette Frank RoadVanderbilt Beach Road Radio Road Marco Island Open Houses are Sunday 1-4, unless otherwise marked>$300,0001 CAY LAGOON 2155 Cay Lagoon $319,000 Premier Sothebys International Realty Jon Peter Vollmer 239.250.94142 PALM RIVER OAK PARK 174 Old Tamiami Trail $374,900 PSIR Jon Peter Vollmer 239.250.94143 BERKSHIRE LAKES 6632 Merryport Lane $396,000 PSIR Jon Peter Vollmer 239.250.9414>$500,0004 VANDERBILT BEACH GULF BREEZE 21 Bluebill Avenue #B606 $563,900 PSIR Denise Sands 215.327.9930>$600,0005 TWINEAGLES HOLLYBROOK 11989 Heather Woods Court $659,000 PSIR Paul Koch 305.586.5309>$800,0006 PELICAN BAY VILLAS 571 Gulf Park Drive $895,000 PSIR Susie Culp 239.290.90007 ISLES OF CAPRI 107 Trinidad Street $899,000 PSIR Lura Jones 239.370.5340>$1,000,0008 PELICAN BAY ST. RAPHAEL 7075 Pelican Bay Boulevard #V9 $1,000,000 PSIR Jean Tarkenton 239.595.05449 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1220 Gordon River Trail From $1,795,000 PSIR Call 239.261.3148 Open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm & Sunday 12-5pm>$2,000,00010 THE MOORINGS 728 Regatta Road $2,250,000 Berkshire Hathaway Jackie May 239.450.0776 Daily 1-5pm11 PELICAN MARSH MARSH LINKS 1703 Persimmon Drive $2,595,000 PSIR Debra Waton 239.293.905712 AQUALANE SHORES 719 17th Avenue South $2,899,000 PSIR Cindy Thompson 239.860.6513>$3,000,00013 MARCELLO AT MEDITERRA 29111 Marcello Way $3,100,000 John R Wood Properties Emily K. Bua & Tade Bua-Bell 239.595.009714 COQUINA SANDS 550 Banyan Boulevard $3,395,000 PSIR Richard Culp 239.290.220015 THE MOORINGS 875 Wedge Drive $3,595,000 PSIR Anne Marie Shimer 239.825.902016 PELICAN ISLE AQUA 13675 Vanderbilt Drive #210 $3,850,000 PSIR John DAmelio 239.961.599617 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1473 Anhinga Pointe $3,995,000 PSIR Melissa Williams 239.248.7238>$4,000,00018 THE MOORINGS 250 Bahia Point $4,450,000 PSIR Michael Lawler 239.261.3939>$5,000,00019 PORT ROYAL 655 Galleon Drive $5,850,000 Berkshire Hathaway Jackie May 239.450.0776 Daily 1-6pm >$6,000,00020 PORT ROYAL 3200 Gordon Drive $6,500,000 PSIR Lisa Tashjian 239.259.702421 PORT ROYAL 901 Galleon Drive $6,650,000 PSIR Philip Collins 239.404.6800>$7,000,00022 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1213 Gordon River Trail $7,295,000 PSIR Melissa Williams 239.248.723823 GREY OAKS ESTUARY 1234 Gordon River Trail $7,495,000 PSIR Melissa Williams 239.248.723824 GREY OAKS ESTATES 2956 Bellflower Lane $7,799,000 PSIR Fahada Saad 239.595.8500>$8,000,00025 PORT ROYAL 3330 Rum Row $8,900,000 Berkshire Hathaway Jackie May 239.450.0776>$9,000,00026 PORT ROYAL 3250 Gin Lane $9,450,000 PSIR Dana Mount 239.404.2209>$22,000,00027 PORT ROYAL 840 Admiralty Parade $22,900,000 Berkshire Hathaway Jackie May 239.450.0776 Daily 1-7pm Florida Weeklys Open Houses 2 4 3 5 15 6 10 16 17 13 14 11 7 19 8 9 12 18 1 20 22 23 25 24 27 26 21*For illustration purposes only.
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COASTAL CONTEMPORARY TOWER & PENTHOUSE RESIDENCES FROM $1MUnrivaled tower amenities complemented by Bonita Bays world-class recreation, sport, social and membership opportunities.SEAGLASSATBONITABAY.COM26951 Country Club Drive | Bonita Springs | 239.301.4940 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. Equal Housing Opportunity. It changes everything. LIKE NOWHERE ELSE.THIS TOWER. THIS COMMUNITY.
A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF JUNE 18-24, 2015 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYARTS & ENTERTAINMENTCSECTION INSIDEBROUGHT TO YOU BY:Marco Island | 239.642.2222 Broad Avenue | 239.434.2424 Fifth Avenue | 239.434.8770 Estuary at Grey Oaks | 239.261.3148 The Village | 239.261.6161 The Gallery in Central Naples | 239.659.0099 Vanderbilt| 239.594.9494 Residences at Mercato | 239.594.9400 Bonita Springs| 239.948.4000 Sanibel Island | 239.472.2735 Rentals| 239.262.4242 Paellas on!Caterers create a niche, and more cuisine news. C27-31 Top-notch thrillerBook critic Phil Jason finds author at his best in newest installment. C5 Wheres the wow?Film critic Dan Hudak warns Juraissic World is underwhelming. C15 The call is out for pet pictures You love animals, and yours just happens to be the cutest of them all, right? Florida Weekly wants to see. Share a photo of the beloved pooch, feline, feathered friend, turtle, emu, pig, rabbit or whatever critter has your heart. Who knows? We might love it, too. We know your pet is priceless, but well reward our No. 1 choice with a $250 gift certificate to its owners favorite pet supply store. Our secondand third-place picks will get $100 gift certificates. Profess your pride in your pet by emailing a picture to email@example.com. You can also post a picture at facebook. com/naplesfloridaweekly or mail one the old-fashioned way to: Florida Weekly Pet Contest, 4300 Ford S., Suite 105, Fort Myers, FL 33916. Be sure to include your first and last name, address, phone number (so we can contact you if you win), email address and your pets name and breed. Well publish the winners, and as many other pictures as we can fit, in a special issue later this summer. screen From stage to You might recognize these actors who have performed locallyBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com Youre sitting in your family room, watching Graceland on cable TV. On the screen, FBI agent Rick Cranston is seated at a conference table, being especially hostile and argumentative. Hes downright irritating. But theres something about him. You start looking at him more closely. Suddenly, it hits you. You know the guy!SEE SCREEN, C4 Last years pet lovers issue.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 18-24, 2015 SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS A scarlet letter of a different sort Now that Im a homeowner, I seem to be on the mailing list for every decorating catalog on the market. Each day, something new shows up in my mailbox, usually advertising the sort of bourgeois knickknacks I would make fun of in my pre-house life. Now, of course, I scan the catalogs cover-tocover, mooning over the housewares. Sometimes I still mock the odd ways people find to spend their money a $200 copper hose pot? Can you imagine? but I secretly love them. (In fact, I can imagine. And itd look great in my front yard.) What put me in my latest covetous fever is a series of personalized welcome mats featured in a catalog from Frontgate (Outfitting Americas finest homes since 1991). Crafted of coir fiber what is that? and hand stenciled, my favorite mats feature arabesque designs and a single insignia letter in the middle. Ive already picked out the right size and color, but that letter is proving tricky. I didnt start life as a Henderson, so an H doesnt feel quite right. After all, it doesnt really belong to me. Its just on loan for a while. And if I remarry, Henderson will go the way of my maiden name. And then what will I do with my rug? Isnt it strange how when women marry were expected to become someone else, a new person with a different last name? What a formidable concept, to reshape ones identity just because we decide to yoke our life to anothers. I always assumed Id be happy to change my last name when I got married. I never had modernist notions of keeping my maiden name or even bringing in a hyphen. I was born a Chester not very elegant, and to tell you the truth, it rhymed too easily with molester. I never thought Id be sad to see it go. But when it came time to part with that well-worn name, I surprised myself by holding on fiercely. What about all those award certificates from high school? Or my college diploma? Or the bathrobe with my initials stenciled over the heart? All of it: suddenly irrelevant. I delayed going to the DMV, I waited on getting a new Social Security card. My husband, masculine and proud in a traditional way, couldnt understand my hesitation. But Ive worked hard to build a name youd be proud to carry, he said, hurt when I tried to explain my reluctance. But what about my name? Hadnt I worked hard for it? Last names are a fickle business, Im learning, and sometimes I wonder if women wouldnt do better putting all our pride in our first names. That way, at least, we know it wont get lost along the way. So why not just have an A printed on my rug? Because the etiquette-minded part of my brain balks. Its simply not done, it says. But the older I get, the less I care about conventions. And nothing in my life would find a place in an etiquette book, anyway. So Ill have my first initial emblazoned on that rug. At least that way I know it will last. Artis Henderson is the author of Unremarried Widow published by Simon and Schuster. artis HENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com A
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 18-24, 2015 BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@ oridaweekly.com Its Brendan Powers. Over the past several seasons, youve seen him act in a number of plays at the Florida Repertory Theatre. And there he is, a familiar face on your television screen. Its a realization that occurs hundreds or thousands of times throughout the area when local theater patrons recognize an actor theyve seen onstage now appearing in shows on their TVs or computers. Those whove watched the Netflix original series Bloodline starring Sissy Spacek and Sam Shepard have also seen Mr. Powers as a guest at the inn on the series. Locally this past season, Mr. Powers performed in Murder at the Howard Johnsons and Dividing the Estate at Florida Rep and in Theatre Conspiracys production of The Morning After the Night Before the Wedding. His wife, fellow Florida Rep ensemble actress Rachel Burttram, who was also in The Morning After and played his on-stage wife in Dividing the Estate, and was also in Florida Reps production of Split in Three, had a guest role as Shannon Parks assistant in Burn Notice in 2009. Miami-born Kim Ostrenko, who acted in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike and Murder at the Howard Johnsons at Florida Rep this season, has also had roles in both Burn Notice and Graceland, as well as in From the Earth to the Moon. And Patricia Idlette, who appeared in Florida Reps Dividing the Estate, had recurring roles on Battlestar Galactica, in which she played a politician, and Dead Like Me, in which she played Kiffany, the worldly wise waitress who served the Grim Reapers at the Pancake Haus. She also portrayed Michael Jacksons mother in the 2004 biopic Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story. Conversely, several faces on television recently have performed on our local stages in seasons past. I was watching an episode of CBS Madame Secretary one Sunday night when they showed a scene with the former Secretary of State Vincent Marsh (SLIGHT SPOILER) who died under mysterious circumstances in a plane crash and had been having an affair with Bebe Neuwirths character, his chief of staff Nadine. I was stunned to see Brian Stokes Mitchell, who toured in Ragtime and has performed numerous times at Artis Naples, including with Harolyn Blackwell at the Thank You Myra Gala in tribute to outgoing CEO and founder Myra Janco Daniels upon her retirement. Oh my gosh, thats Stokes! I said, sitting up from my couch. The Tony Award-winning actor has also performed with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. But sometimes, the actor isnt always that easy to pick out. Annie Golden, who played Aphrodite, the goddess of love and Calliope, the muse of heroic poetry in Xanadu, back in April 2010 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, is a regular on the Netflix hit, Orange is the New Black, now in its third season. She plays Norma Romano, the woebegone mute woman who works in the kitchen and who, at the end of the first season, (SPOILER) suddenly steps in when Crazy Eyes freezes up during their nativity pageant, sweetly singing a Christmas carol. It was the last person youd expect unless, of course, if you knew of Ms. Goldens musical career: She was in the film version of Hair and was the lead singer of The Shirts, who headlined CBGBs in the late 0s, and has performed in Broadway musicals including the 1977 revival of Hair, On the Town and The Full Monty. SCREENFrom page 1 I happen to be quite possibly the worst lawyer in the history of television, because I always lose, says J. Paul Nicholas, the actor who plays defense attorney Linden Delroy on the TV series Law & Order: Special Victim Unit. Its a recurring role hes played since 2005. Usually I tell my clients not to say anything, and thats when they start talking and confess or give away the plot, and then its over, he says. A couple of times, Ive gotten people out of things, but usually I end up losing. Oftentimes I dont even make it to court; Im seen in the interrogation room, and my client will do something stupid, like confess. The stars of the show give him some good-natured ribbing when he shows up to do his role. Theyll say, Oh hes here again, to tell his clients to shut up. But typically, his clients will blab or break down and confess. Its not his fault: Its in the script. Mr. Nicholas is glad for the work, though its not consistent enough to live on. (There are a handful of other actors who also play public defenders.) Hes also appeared on Law & Order: Criminal Intent as Naseer Hadim in 2006 and on the original Law & Order in two roles: as Leon and as Ballistic Technician Harland during the 2008-09 season. The franchise is so popular with its current shows as well as episodes in syndication, that its been said an episode of L&O is always playing somewhere in the world, no matter what the time. The original show, which ran for 20 seasons from 1990-2010, is said to be the longest-running series on television. There were four television spin-offs, all of which deal with the criminal justice system. They include two short-lived shows, Law & Order: Trial By Jury and Law & Order: L.A., as well as the above mentioned L&O: Criminal Intent (which ended in 2011) and the still-running L&O: SVU. There are also foreign adaptations of L&O in France, Russia and the UK. The Law & Order franchise is a very good thing for actors, providing at least a dozen jobs or more per episode for actors, in addition to the regular casts. Roles include the murder victim, the person who discovers the corpse, police officers, friends, family members, neighbors and co-workers of the victim. Mr. Nicholas estimates that half the actors he knows have been on one iteration or another of L&O. Actually, its a little bit of a running joke with my actor friends, (wholl say) Im not getting anywhere in this city, because I havent been on Law & Order yet, or, There must be something wrong with me, I havent been on Law & Order yet. Appearing on the TV show is a very nice springboard, he says, a very nice thing to have on your resume. And if one of the executive directors happens to be directing an episode and has also cast you, thats even better. Other casting directors are impressed by that, he says. Theyll take a more serious look at you and it could help you get roles.Very different art formsLocal audiences had the opportunity to see Mr. Nicholas perform on stage this spring in The Butcher at Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples. He portrayed a Muslim butcher who has a life-altering event happen in his butcher shop. Stage and television are very different art forms with different thrill levels, he says. Stage is more of a thrill, because its live and youre doing it for 90 minutes to two hours, he says. With film, he explains, youre doing little shots here and there out of sequence, and the thrill comes from trying to replicate the same thing from scene to scene, and to keep straight what your character knows at any given time and what hes thinking. Theyre very different art forms, he says. Its hard to say which one I prefer. But if you forced me to pick one, Id say stage. Its not unusual to see a Law & Order reference in an actors bio in a play program. This past season had numerous ones, including actor James Vincent Meredith, who plays a Ugandan father in the touring production of The Book of Mormon, which was presented at ArtisNaples and at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in January. He estimates hes one of three or four actors in the cast whove acted in a L&O episode. Even though it was shot five years ago, he still recalls his time on an episode of L&O: SVU. Hed been acting in Tracy Letts Broadway play Stolen Donuts in the fall and winter of 2009, which is how the Chicago-based actor, an ensemble member of the Steppenwolf Theater company, happened to be in New York City at the time. The episode was called Wannabe, and I played a kids counselor who was helping some kids paint a wall, he says. Ice-T and his partner (Richard) Belzer came over and asked me some questions. It was a one scene-er, in and out. And what I remember being so crazy was that Ice-Ts rap career had been over, but he still had a large number of fans. We were in the middle of Chinatown, I think it was, doing the scene in Manhattan, and there were still a lot of people on the side, (watching.) Theyd caught wind that Ice-T was going to be there. He has the craziest fan base! Though known for his theater performances, Mr. Meredith has been on other TV shows, including ER, and played Alderman Ross in the Starz cable series Boss, acting in eight episodes over the first and second seasons. Law & Order: An actors best friendCOURTESY PHOTORachel Burttram, left, and husband Brendan Powers perfom at Florida Rep in Fort Myers. They both can be seen on television and online series. POWERS MITCHELL COURTESY PHOTOJ. Paul Nicholas in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
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With a well-developed lead character, fascinating plot ideas, authoritative details on police work and the court system and an authentic representation of two Floridas (the Palm Beach area and the Everglades), Maxs seventh outing met my high expectations, along the way providing deep insights into stressed characters dealing with critical situations. Diane Manchester, 43, is a U.S. district judge in charge of the extradition hearing of a big-time criminal, a Colombian drug lord named Juan Manuel Escalante. As a weary Diane, eight months pregnant, announces a break for lunch, Escalante speaks out to her. His seemingly sarcastic concern for her condition could easily be taken as a threat. Soon after leaving the courthouse, the judge, who is the wife of super-lawyer and highly successful financial guru Billy Manchester, is abducted. Her husbands go-to guy for investigations is Max Freeman, who is also Billys best friend. Billys clout allows him access to all kinds of information sources, and he quickly takes advantage of his connections to begin the hunt for Dianes captors and to seek out their possible motives. The usual motive, a fat ransom, does not seem to be in play. Mr. King builds his narrative through several points of view. Maxs viewpoint is paramount; readers will gratefully follow him as he tracks and interprets the accumulating clues. Many chapters explore Dianes thoughts and emotions as she processes her situation and worries about the outc ome of her pregnancy. Her abductors treat her rather roughly, binding her hands behind her and covering her head so she cannot see. Her breathing is somewhat restricted. For a long time, no one speaks to her. The space in which is confined is a place of silence. Working hard to stay as calm as possible, she forces herself to be alert to motion, to environment, to the needs of her unborn child. A woman who is used to controlling her destiny, she strives to balance realism and hope in a situation she cannot understand. The author is in full command of this character, electrifying readers who are brought so close to what Diane is going through. The team that is holding Diane is headed by a huge Native American, a man of enormous strength and no compassion. He is known as Geronimo, and his underlings live in fear of him. Danny and Rae are a young couple who have, for the promise of big money, tied themselves to this kidnapping venture. The two of them, but Rae in particular, have Diana in their charge. Slowly but surely, Diana works to build the kind of relationship with her captors that will give her clues regarding her whereabouts, the reason for her abduction and the ultimate plan. She is dependent on Rae for nourishment and bathroom visits. As time passes, Dianes discomfort grows. She begins to have contractions and anticipates going into labor. How can she save herself and her child? The final perspective belongs to Rae. This woman, who has nothing in common with Diane, is brilliantly portrayed. Suspicious, intelligent and challenged by the situation, she resents what she understands to be Dianes life of social and economic privilege. More and more, she suspects that Danny has led them into a no-win situation: one in which they will finally be expendable. The kidnappers relocate Diane to private quarters in the Everglades. Once Max is on the scent, we follow his careful, competent steps to that location. A man who knows the unique beauty and treacherous nature of this habitat well, he is well equipped for this particular assignment. Government agents are also in pursuit, and yet no one has figured out why Diane has been kidnapped. Max is defined not only by his role in this assignment and his long association with Billy, but also by the tender relationship with his one-legged girlfriend, Sherry Richards, a police detective recently returned to work after recovering from her near-devastating injury. Filled with uncertainties and with characters whose racing heartbeats will be echoed by your own, Dont Lose Her is the author in top form. 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. j a M g m c philJASONpkjason@comcast.net KING
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 18-24, 2015 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOTHEATERLeading Ladies By the youth troupe of the Island Theater Company through June 20. 180 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island. 394-0080 or theateronmarco.com. Sylvia By The Marco Players through June 28. 1089 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. 642-7270 or themarcoplayers.com.The Underpants By The Laboratory Theater of Florida through June 27. 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers. 2180481 or laboratorytheaterflorida.com. See review on page C10.Church Basement Ladies Through July 4 at the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.Doo-Wop Wed Widing Hood By The Naples Players KidzAct June 26-28 at Sugden Community Theatre. 4347240 or naplesplayers.org. The Gondoliers By Opera Naples Summer Youth Program June 27-28 at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. 2408 Linwood Ave. 963-9050 or operanaples.org. Legally Blonde By The Naples Players July 8-Aug. 9 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or naplesplayers.org. THURSDAY6.18Pop-Up Lesson The Village on Venetian Bay hosts the Holocaust boxcar exhibit from the Holocaust Museum & Education Center of Southwest Florida today through Sunday, June 21. 261-6100 or venetianvillage.com. Free Advice Naples Botanical Garden invites gardeners to pick the brains of master gardeners at 10 a.m. Free with regular Garden admission. 643-7275 or naplesgarden.org. Local History South Regional Library hosts a presentation about Barron Gift Collier at 10 a.m. 8065 Lely Cultural Blvd. 252-7542 or collierlibrary.org. Lunch & Learn Learn how to clear your nervous system and unlock your potential over lunch with chiropractor Benjamin Goudreau at noon at Shangri-La Springs. Lecture free with the purchase of lunch. 27750 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. 949-0749 or shangrilasprings.com. Dress Collection Party Bring a new or lightly loved dress for donation to the PACE Center for Girls Love That Dress! fundraiser and receive a $10 gift certificate for shopping at Glamour Puss when you stop by the boutique in the Shoppes at Vanderbilt for champagne and treats from 5-7 p.m. 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 300-0950.Third Thursday Dave Mankes performs at 6:30 p.m. in the Fleischmann Courtyard on Third Street South. 4346533 or thirdstreetsouth.com.Chug, Chug ArtisNaples hosts Chuggington Live! The Great Rescue Adventure at 6:30 p.m. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org. Scout Masters Barnes & Noble at Waterside Shops hosts a discussion of To Kill A Mockingbird and its screen adaptations at 7 p.m. in anticipation of the release of Harper Lees Go Set A Watchman. Free. 598-5200 or bn.com. Trivial Matters Its trivia night with Daniel Jackson starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Naples English Pub. Free. 5047 Tamiami Trail E. 775-3727 or thenaplesenglishpub.com. Sweat the Small Stuff Its trivia night from 7-9 p.m. at Jacks River Bar at Naples Harbour. Non-members are welcome. Teams of up to four people can enter, with the first-place finisher taking home $100 in gift certificates to Jacks. 213-1441 or floridamarinaclubs.com. Comedy Show Mitch Fatel performs at Off the Hook Comedy Club at 8 and 10 p.m. tonight through Sunday. Tickets start at $10. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or offthehookcomedy.com.Free Movie Bring the family, some blankets and lawn chairs and settle in under the stars for a free screening of Dolphin Tale 2 at 8:30 p.m. on the lawn at Mercato. 254-1080 or mercatoshops.com. Happy Together Celebrate the s and 0s when the Happy Together tour comes to Seminole Casino Immokalee from 7:30-10 p.m. The lineup for the multi-media production includes The Turtles featuring Flo and Eddie, The Association, The Grass Roots, The Buckinghams, The Cowsills and Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere & The Raiders. $65-$79. (800) 514-ETIX.FRIDAY6.19Yoga and Art Naples Art Association combines art and yoga every Friday from 9-11 a.m. Each session begins with an hour of kundalini yoga followed by an hour-long intuitive art class. $100. 262-6517 or naplesart.org. Beachcombing Set out at 9:30 a.m. with a volunteer at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park to see what kind of treasures you can find in the sand. Free with park entry fee. 593-2568 or floridastateparks. org. The Power Within Join the meditation session and chill out at 10 a.m. at Goddess I Am. $10. 600 Goodlette-Frank Road. 228-6949 or goddessiam.com. Garden Tour Naples Botanical Garden staffer Liz Chehayl leads a lecture and tour of the Irma Garden and the Kathryn Garden starting at 10 a.m. $15 for Garden members, $20 for others. 643-7275 or naplesgarden.org. Gardening Principles Collier County Extension Service experts help homeowners in a workshop about Florida-friendly landscaping at 1 p.m. 14700 Immokalee Road. 2562-4800 or iway@ ufl.edu. Boredom Buster Headquarters Library screens Mr. Peabody & Sherman at 2 p.m. Free. 2385 Orange Blossom Drive. 593-0870 or collierlibrary.org. Happy Hour Flow Shangri-La Springs hosts Yin Yang Happy Hour Yoga at 5 p.m. $15. 27750 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. 949-0749 or shangrilasprings.com. Two Left Feet? Step up for a dance lesson at 5:30 p.m. at the Naples Italian American Foundation. $10. 7035 AirportPulling Road. 597-5210 or niafoundation.org.Hot Summer Night The Collier County Sheriffs Office hosts an evening of free fun for families from 6-9 p.m. at Corkscrew Middle School. Activities include the police car bounce house, a rock-climbing wall, corn hole, water balloons and a movie and Wii games on two giant screens. colliersheriff.org. Fashion Show GirlTalkTV.com presents its Face the Summer runway fashion show at 6 p.m. at Bellasera Hotel. $40-$55, with proceeds to benefit Dress for Success Southwest Florida. 784-4706 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Wine Time Bring four of your own wine glasses to Dagnys Spirits and decorate them in workshop that starts at 6:30 p.m. $35. Reservations required. 15205 Collier Blvd. 384-9241 or dagnysspirits.com.Dance Night The Naples Italian American Foundation hosts a dance at 7 p.m. $10. 7035 Airport-Pulling Road. 5975210 or niafoundation.org. SATURDAY6.20Farmers Market Dozens of vendors bring their food and wares to the Third Street South Farmers Market from 7:30-11:30 a.m. in the parking lot behind Tommy Bahama. 434-6533 or thirdstreetsouth.com.Food Trucks and Farmers Market The summer farmers market at Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt is open from 7:30 a.m. to noon, and the food trucks stay until 2 p.m. 273-2350.Peace and Paddleboarding Strive for perfect balance in a class that combines yoga and paddleboarding from 8:30-9:45 a.m. on the beach at Second Avenue North. $35 includes board rental; $15 if you bring your own board. Text 595-3199 to obtain confirmation beforehand.Find Your Roots WGCU Public Media hosts a genealogy workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Cohen Center at FGCU. $100 includes lunch. (888) 8099809 or wgcu.org.Car Show Vintage cars of all makes and models will rumble into the Village on Venetian Bay for shoppers to admire from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 261-6100 or venetianvillage.com. Author Signing Food & Thought hosts local health and wellness authors Tricia Otto, Mary Guay, Linda Beauregard and Marc Meyer for a book signing at 10 a.m. 2132 Tamiami Trail N. 2132222 or foodandthought.com. Take Dad Fishing Naples Botanical Garden holds its annual Fathers Day catch-and-release fishing tournament from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Sunday, June 21. Dads and granddads will enjoy free admission on June 21; regular admission applies otherwise. Garden hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. naplesgarden.org.Like Father, Like Son Miromar Outlets hosts a three-generation look-alike contest for fathers, sons and grandsons starting at 11 a.m. Free. 9483766 or miromaroutlets.com.Jazz Concert Naples Jazz Masters perform at 1 p.m. at The Norris Center. Free, but donations welcome at the door. email@example.com or naplesjazzsociety.com.Free Concert Grammy Award-winning country songwriters Dylan Altman and Philip White perform at 5 p.m. at Promenade at Bonita Bay. Free. 949-1573 or promenadeshops.com.Lip Sync Singers Naples English Pub hosts karaoke with Tony Dodge starting at 7 p.m. Free. 5047 Tamiami Trail E. 775-3727 or thenaplesenglishpub.com. SUNDAY6.21Free for Dads Everglades Wonder Gardens in Bonita Springs lets dads in for free in celebration of Fathers Day. 992-2591 or evergladeswondergardens. com.Foreign Film The FGCU Renaissance Academy presents a screening and discussion of Nine Queens (Argentina, 2000) from 2-5 p.m. at the FGCU Naples Center. Rated R. $5 for RA members, $6 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 425-3272 or registerRA.fgcu.edu. Reservations strongly recommended.MONDAY6.22Monets Garden The FGCU Renaissance Academy presents In the Garden of Claude Monets Giverny from 10-11:30 a.m. at the FGCU Naples Center. Instructor Carol Jonson examines photos of the garden and discusses how Monet translated them into works of art. $20 for RA members, $25 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 425-3272 or registerRA.fgcu.edu.Tormented Tchaikovsky Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky composed some of the worlds most beautiful and beloved music while suffering depression and hiding a dark secret. Steven Mutart discusses the musical genius who died at age 53 in a lecture from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Naples Center of FGCU as part of the Renaissance Academy summer program. $20 for RA members, $25 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 425-3272 or registerRA.fgcu.edu. Give a toddler a thrill by heading to ArtisNaples at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18. Chuggington Live! The Great Rescue Adventure unfolds with familiar characters including Koko, Wilson and the rest of the Chug Patrol. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org.
# BELIEVE IT # RESEARCH IT 6.21 Everglades Wonder Gardens in Bonita Springs lets dads in for free in celebration of Fathers Day. everglades wondergardens .com GirlTalkTV.com presents its Face the Summer runway fashion show at 6 p.m. Friday at Bellasera Hotel. $40-$55, with proceeds benefitting Dress for Success Southwest Florida. sherry@girltalktv. com Bring a new or lightly loved dress for donation to the PACE Center for Girls Love That Dress! fundraiser to Glamour Puss from 5-7 p.m. Thursday and receive a $10 gift certificate for shopping at the boutique in the Shoppes Vanderbilt. lovethatdress.org Elvis impersonators and fans of The King will flock to Seminole Immokalee Casino for Elvis Fest 7 on Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28. seminole immokaleecasino.com 6.19 # BOOK IT 6.23 Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary hosts guided walks along the 2.5-mile boardwalk starting at 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday. $12 for adults, $3 for children. 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Sessions are from 4-5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 8:459:45 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. $10 per class, $90 for 10 classes. 6200 Trail Blvd. 598-1938 or greenmonkey.com.Bingo Naples English Pub hosts bingo at 7 p.m. and donates the proceeds to St. Judes Hospital. 5047 Tamiami Trail E. 775-3727 or thenaplesenglishpub.com. In the Loop Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs presents a screening of In the Loop (UK, 2009) at 7 p.m. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. TUESDAY6.23Free Movie Paragon Theaters hosts a free screening of Rio 2 at 10 a.m. 833 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 596-0008 or paragontheaters.com.Better Photos Learn how to take great travel pictures when the FGCU Renaissance Academy holds a class with instructor Frank Berna from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the FGCU Naples Center. $34 for RA members, $39 for others. 1010 Fifth Avenue S. 425-3272 or registerRA. fgcu.edu.Garden Help Naples Botanical Garden hosts a workshop about rejuvenation pruning at 10 a.m. $15 for members. $20 for non-members. 643-7275 or naplesgarden.org. Bridging the Gap Naples Italian American Foundation hosts bridge for beginners at 11 a.m. and for intermediate players at 12:30 p.m. Free for members, $3 for others. 7035 Airport-Pulling Road. 597-5210 or naifoundation.org. Lion Tamers Divers, fishers and ocean enthusiasts are invited learn about the invasive lionfish and how to capture them in a class starting at 6 p.m. at Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. Registration required. 530-5940 or reef.org.Start to Tango Pablo Repun Tango holds a lesson for beginners at 7 p.m. $15. 1673 Pine Ridge Road. 738-4184 or pablorepuntango.com.WEDNESDAY6.24Beach Yoga Candice Oligney of Green Monkey Yoga leads a gentle yoga class for all levels from 9-10 a.m. at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. Bring yoga mat, water, a towel and bug spray. $5 plus regular park entrance fee ($2 for bicyclists and walkers, $4 per car with one person, $6 per car with two or more people). Sign up by calling 598-1938 or visiting greenmonkey.com.Paddleboarding Basics Learn the basics of standup paddleboarding from staff at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park starting at 9:30 a.m. For ages 12 and older. Boards supplied by Naples Beach Adventures. Reservations required. Free with regular park entry free. 597-6196 or floridastateparks.org. The Romanovs World Explore the Hermitage Museum and the legacy of the czars in an FGCU Renaissance Academy class led by Carol Jonson from 10-11:30 a.m. at Moorings Park. The official residence of the Romanovs has more than 500 rooms and houses treasures assembled over 250 years. $20 for RA members, $25 for others. 425-3272 or registerRA.fgcu.edu. 6.18
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC8 WEEK OF JUNE 18-24, 2015 Experience the Difference Good Taste Makes.MondayThursday 11:30am9:00pm 1427 Pine Ridge Road, #105, Naples True Neapolitan Pizza and Authentic Italian Food Lunch Menu11:30am to 3:00pm MondayFridayAll selections served with your choice of soup, house salad or fries and soft beverage.Happy Hour Weekdays 4:00pm6:00pm Half Price Appetizers! Half Price Domestic Beer and House Wine! Beat the heat this summer and enjoy the air-conditioned, indoor Summer Programs at the Conservancy Nature Center. Cinema Saturdays Summer Lecture Series FREE Admission Days Cin ema Sa tur days Ser i Full summer schedule at conservancy.org Check out our new Calico Crab inside the Dalton Discovery Center. Join the Feeding Frenzy or any of our daily interactive programs. Cool off inside the new Little Explorer Play Zone. NATURE CENTER FAVORITES! Electric boat tours Boat & Lunch program Kayak rentals von Arx Wildlife Hospital exhibitsCool as a Calico CrabConservancy Nature Center I 1495 Smith Preserve Way I Naples, FL 34102 239.262.0304 I www.conservancy.org WHAT TO DO 239.261.7157 wynnsonline.com141 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, Florida 34102 SERVING NAPLES THE FINEST PRODUCTS FOR OVER 70 YEARS10% Off 6 Bottles of Wine (Mix & Match) $9.99/PoundMaine Lobster (Up To 1 Pounds) $9.99/PoundStoremade Beef Kabobs 10 for $10Local Florida Grown Mangos Free with $60 Grocery Order 5-Inch Chocolate Mousse CakeMust present advertisement. While supplies last; limit one per customer. Good through 6/25/15. Not valid with tobacco purchases.Treat Dad to a Special Meal Happy Fathers Day! Local Ecology Join park ranger Brandy Nethery at 3 p.m. at Naples Regional Library to learn about the wildlife and habitats in Collier-Seminole State Park. 650 Central Ave. 2624130 or collierlibrary.org.Dinner & Cards The Naples Italian American Foundation hosts dinner, cards and mah jongg at 6 p.m. 7035 Airport-Pulling Road. 597-5210 or niafoundation.org. Art After Hours The Baker Museum offers free admission from 6-9 p.m. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org. COMING UPTurtle Talk Delnor-Wiggins State Park hosts a talk about one of Floridas keystone species, the humble gopher tortoise, at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 25. Free with park entry. 596-6196 or floridastateparks.org. Dress Collection Party Euro Spa of Naples invites women to bring in new or gently worn dresses for donation to PACE Center for Girls Love That Dress! fundraiser from 2-6 p.m. Enjoy complimentary makeup refreshers and 15 percent off Jane Iredale and DMA lip products. Donors will receive a coupon for $20 off any one-hour spa service. 1575 Pine Ridge Road. 591-0060.History Chat South Regional Library hosts a presentation about influential women in American history at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 25. 8065 Lely Cultural Blvd. 252-7542 or collierlibrary.org. Piano Man Josh Isenberg performs from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at Dagnys Spirits. 15205 Collier Blvd. 384-9241 or dagnysspirits.com. Dance the Night Away The Naples Italian American Foundation hosts a dance at 7 p.m. Friday, June 26. $10. 7035 Airport-Pulling Road. 597-5210 or niafoundation.org. Raise the Roof Greater Naples YMCA hosts a family rooftop party and movie at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 26. $20. 597-3148 or greaternaplesymca.com. Free Fit Naples Grande Resort offers a free outdoor circuit training class at 8:30 a.m. Friday, June 26. 5973232 or naplesgrande.com.Early Independence Everglades City is always the first to celebrate Independence Day. This years family festival takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 27, and includes a patriotic parade, pet competitions, arts and crafts, raffles and playground games, all leading up to fireworks at twilight. 695-2695.Hounddoggin Seminole Casino Immokalee invites Elvis enthusiasts to pull out their jumpsuits and aviators to see who comes away as The King starting at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28. Contestants perform karaoke each night at 6 p.m. Free. (800) 218-0007 or seminolecasinoimmokalee.com.Talent Show Miromar Outlets presents its annual talent show at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27. 948-3766 or miromaroutlets.com.
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Circus Fun Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs presents Shooley Mooley Circus at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 27. $20. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 4958989 or artcenterbonita.org.Paint Session Dagnys Spirits invites guests to enjoy a glass of wine while an artist helps them create a masterpiece on canvas starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 27. Reservations required. $35. 15205 Collier Blvd. 384-9241 or dagnysspirits.com. SummerJazz on the Gulf The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club presents its free SummerJazz on the Gulf concerts from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturdays, June 27, July 18, Aug. 15 and Sept. 19. This years lineup begins with The Betty Fox Band and continues with The Danny Sinoff Band, Pocket Change and Late Night Brass. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair. Food and drinks available for purchase; no coolers allowed. 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. N. 2612222 or naplesbeachhotel.com. New Kicks Solefest 2015 stops by North Collier Regional Park noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 28. Sneaker enthusiasts can buy, sell or trade and mix with their own kind. Vendor tables available. $15-$25. Solefest.com. Classic Marilyn The FGCU Renaissance Academy screens Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at the FGCU Naples campus. A wealthy father puts a private detective on a showgirl who is engaged to marry his nerdy son. $5 for RA members, $6 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 4344737 or fgcu.edu.Classic Backstory Learn about how the cinematic masterpiece Gone with the Wind was created at 10 a.m. Monday, June 29. The FGCU Renaissance Academy holds the class at the FGCU Naples campus. $20 for RA members, $25 for others. 1010 Fifth Ave. S. 434-4737 or fgcu.edu.Freedom Fun Mercato hosts a pre-Independence Day bash with family activities and music by the classic rock band Rockin Horse starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 2. Free. 254-1080 or mercatoshops.com. 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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 18-24, 2015 ARTS COMMENTARY Are these Underpants returnable?Underpants come in all styles and colors. Some are plain and utilitarian, others racy and fun. The Underpants, playing at the Laboratory Theater of Florida, falls somewhere in the middle, though more toward the former than the latter. This Steve Martin adaptation of a 1910 Carl Sternheim farce is about an errant pair of bloomers. When Louise (Dena Galyean) goes to a parade to see the king pass by, she stands on tiptoe to get a better view and her drawers drop. Her husband, government bureaucrat Theo (Mike Dinko), is appalled. All he cares about is his reputation, and how the incident might reflect poorly on him. But the men at the parade who witnessed the incident are captivated. Driven by their lust, they show up at Louise and Theos house to rent a spare room, just so they can get close to Louise and possibly have their way with her. Louise is not the slut her husband accuses her of being, but their nosey upstairs neighbor, Gertrude (Angie Koch), persuades her to play the field. Gertrude is a troublemaker, an instigator. There are better men out there, she tells Louise, and proceeds to coach her in the ways of men and sew her a series of increasingly more revealing underpants with which to seduce them. Ms. Koch is girlish and impish in the role, but she couldve easily played her character even bigger. The same could be said for almost everyone else in the cast. Sadly, this production is remarkably staid for a farce. That could be partly because this is a community theater and these are amateur actors, and also partly due to director Rick Sebastians interpretation of the play. He chose to use a conventional set and period clothing; theres nothing absurd or whimsical about either. Comedy, especially this particular brand of over-the-top farce, can be extremely difficult to play. The tone should be light, like a souffl, but this production is leaden. Part of it is due to Mr. Dinkos strong performance. His Theo is so overbearing, so pedantic and authoritarian, that he steamrolls over the other characters. I was so looking forward to this play. I saw a production of it 12 years ago and still remember it fondly. It was great fun: crazy, absurd and uproariously funny. I re-read the play recently, and it was hysterical to even just read it on the page. But somehow, that wild humor has not translated to the Lab Theater stage. It comes across like a straight play (albeit a strange one) with some funny lines here and there. When Florida Weekly took photos of the cast a couple weeks ago, the images were downright zany. But that zany-ness is missing onstage. Theatergoers may well wonder whats so wild and crazy about this play, other than the fact that its about underpants. Mr. Sebastian does play some fun music before the show and during intermission, including a bouncy oom-pah tune and (you will hate him for this, because it will stick in your head forever) the music to The Chicken Dance. Ms. Galyean does a good job as Louise, a woman who, initially nave, comes into her own. Andy Savoie plays Versati, a poet (though he sometimes calls himself Versace), and Marcos Martins is Cohen, a hypochondriac barber who tries to hide the fact that hes Jewish. Rounding out this trio of unsuitable suitors is Stephen Hooper as Klingelhoff, who is, well just an odd duck. Mr. Hooper is the only one who seems to understand the tenor of the play, and his wackiness is most welcomed. Theo is a dolt, a drone who doesnt read, an unimaginative man who thrives on order and regularity and bureaucracy. Hes annoyingly paternalistic, referring to Louise as a little housewife. He makes all the major decisions in the household, has affairs and, by his own admittance, takes only a minute to make love. When he makes a pass at Gertrude, she warns him, You might not like me. Im 42. Rivers still flow from rusty pipes, he tells her. Thats the most romantic thing anyones ever said to me, she replies. I want to sleep with you. It wont take a minute, he coaxes, as if that will seal the deal. Steve Martins adaptation of Mr. Sternheims play is full of witty, snappy dialogue. Reviews of the original production have called it hilarious and bawdy, loose, gleefully silly and light on its feet, irreverent and quite engaging. Time Out New York magazine said, Bad puns, goofy pratfalls and an endless stream of hilariously daffy lines creates a momentum that rolls Perhaps if the cast delivered the lines with a little less inhibition and at a faster pace, this production would feel lighter and crazier. When performed well, The Underpants is side-achingly hilarious. Its not only funny, its a clever commentary about marriage and relationships between the genders. Louise keeps a bird in a cage in her kitchen; she is like that caged bird. Her husband sees her as a pretty thing to keep entrapped for his own pleasure and entertainment. Mr. Sebastian seems to have a different interpretation of the play, though, especially the ending. He seems to view Theo as not that bad a guy, a man who just wants to protect his wife. He sees it as a play about misunderstanding and miscommunication, while others see it as a woman discovering herself, her own mind and wishes. Theo, frankly, doesnt have a clue. Not even by the end of the play. And according to the script, Louise is in full control of herself. But this production presents it differently. Mr. Sternheims plays were considered subversive; they were even banned by the Nazis. But you couldnt tell by this production. The Underpants is a play that can be as bold and brazen as a Calvin Klein underpants billboard or a Victoria Secret commercial. What the Lab Theater delivers, however, is a pair of plain, white briefs. nancySTETSONnstetson@floridaweekly.com The Underpants>> When: Through June 27 >> Where: The Laboratory Theater of Florida, 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers >> Cost: $22 online, $25 at the door (students $10 online, $12 at the door) >> Info: 218-0481 or laboratorytheater orida. com TOM HALL / COURTESY PHOTOSAngie Koch watches as Dena Galyean gets measured for underpants by Andy Savoie. Mike Dinko and Marcos Martins as Theo and Cohen in The Underpants.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 18-24, 2015 L O T S A L O B S T E R ! Waterfront Dining TWO 1 pound lobsters withOpen Daily 11 am Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch 12th Avenue South at the City Dock 239-263-9940 1200 Fifth Avenue South at Tin City 239-263-2734 NaplesWaterfrontDining.com fries and slaw or black beans and rice $27.95 HOROSCOPES VOWEL LANGUAGE By Linda ThistlePlace a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.Sponsored By: Moderate Challenging ExpertPuzzle Difficulty this week: SEE ANSWERS, C11 SEE ANSWERS, C11GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A problem with a colleague you thought had been resolved could recur. However, this time youll be able to rely on your record to get a quick resolution in your favor. Good luck. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Giving your self-esteem a boost could be a good idea for the Moon Child, who might feel a bit daunted by the weeks occurrences. Just focus on all your positive accomplishments. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The mane attraction for the Lovable Lion this week is what else? love. New relationships move to new levels, while long-standing partnerships are strengthened. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A recent workplace problem will prove to be one of miscommunication, and once the matter is settled, you should have a better chance of getting your proposals approved. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Good news! After dealing pretty much in the dark with a matter that seemed to be taking forever to reso lve, you should soon be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A positive message should help lift that energy-draining sense of anxiety, and you should soon be able to deal with even the peskiest matter, whether at work or personal. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Try to control that heated Sagittarian temperament while dealing with what you believe to be an unfair matter. A cool approach is the best way to handle things. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Nursing hurt feelings could keep you from learning what went wrong. Ask your partner, a family member or a trusted friend to help you reassess your actions in the matter. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Nature is dominant this week. Try to spend time outdoors with someone special. An act of kindness in the past might be recalled by a person you believed was out of your life. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) An upcoming career decision could be based on how well you might be able to apply your artistic talents. Be sure to use the finest samples of your work to make a strong impression. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Making things more complicated than they need to be can be a problem for the typically orderly Lamb. Try to look for a less intricate way to accomplish the same goals. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Avoiding personal involvement in a troubling situation might be advisable at this time, especially since you probably dont have all the facts. The weekend brings a surprise. BORN THIS WEEK: Doing good things for others comes easily to you. You are considered a good friend, even by those you might hardly know. PUZZLES
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 18-24, 2015 C15 5375 Hibiscus Drive, Naples, Florida 34113 Located O Rattlesnake Hammock Road, 1 Mile East of U.S. 41HAPPY FATHERS DAYSUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2015Serving 12:00 PM till 9:00 PM For Reservations, Please Call 239-325-2630 FATHERS DAYBREAKFAST BUFFET 8:00 AM TILL 12:00 PMFresh Fruit & Juice Bar Scrambled Eggs Eggs Benedict Corn Beef Hash Bacon & Sausage Hash Brown Potatoes Biscuits & Gravy French Toast Toast & English Muf ns Assorted Muf ns & Danish Strawberry & Banana Bread Assorted Breakfast Cereals Includes Coffee$12.95 PER PERSONFirst Come, First Served ENTREESRoast Loin of Pork $15.95 Sauteed Grouper $16.95 Live Maine Lobster $18.95 Roast Leg of Lamb $21.95 Broiled Filet of Salmon $23.95 Roast Duck $23.95 Prime Rib of Beef $24.95 Filet Mignon $31.00 Florida Lobster Tail (8 oz.) $23.95 Twin Lobster Tails $39.95 Surf & Turf $39.95(6 oz. let & 8 oz. Lobster Tail)Entrees include fresh vegetable beef soup or garden salad, choice of baked or mashed potato or candied yams and fresh vegetableFOR THE DADSROUND OF GOLF, ONLY $20! PLUS, FREE COCKTAIL, WINE OR BEER WITH DINNERMAKE YOUR TEE TIMES TODAYCALL 239-774-0088!Compliments of Hibiscus Golf ClubNot valid with other offers or discounts.Special MenuWE WISH YOU A Hair Safari Berkshire Commons7223 Radio Road Naples, Florida 34104Se Habla EspanolVISIT US AT 239.348.2887APPOINTMENTS WALK INS WELCOME Call for Monthly Specials! Wildly Affordable Prices! HAIRCUTS COLOR HIGHLIGHTS PERMS EYEBROW, LIP AND FACIAL WAXING UPDOS BLOWOUTS BEARD TRIMS HOT TOWEL SHAVES Family owned Salon here to serve your entire family! LATEST FILMSJurassic WorldIs it worth $10? NoNobodys impressed by a dinosaur anymore, says operations manager Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) in the early moments of Jurassic World, and how true it is for moviegoers as well: Visual effects are leaps and bounds beyond what they were in 1993 when Jurassic Park was a box office smash, and that films two ho-hum sequels prompted fans to grow weary of the Jurassic world. So surely executive producer Steven Spielberg and director Colin Trevorrow have something great in store for us with this fourth outing, right? The franchise shouldve remained extinct. Jurassic World is a big, humorless, drab movie, saved only by an inspired finale that at least allows you to leave the theater having enjoyed something. Set in Isla Nublar in Costa Rica, the same location as Jurassic Park, the park has reopened as a futuristic amusement center optimized for profitability and access to the dinosaurs. Theres a petting zoo, T-Rex observatory, aquarium, aviary, on-site hotel and, of course, the one thing it couldnt possibly function without: a Starbucks. The problem is operating expenses are too high, so every few years scientists have to create something new to keep their 21,000 daily visitors coming back. To the tune of $26 million, meet the 50-foot-tall Indominus Rex. A genetically created hybrid of various creatures thats bigger and meaner than any dinosaur known to have existed, shes supremely intelligent and kills for sport. Shes an enemy to and the worst nightmare of any living being on the island. When she escapes, the insufferable humans must argue over how to stop her. Claire is at first overly concerned with company profits before she wises up and remembers her sister (Judy Greer) is counting on her to take care of her two nephews (Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson) as they visit the park. To his credit the parks owner, Simon (Irrfan Khan), tries to do the right thing, but its too late to reverse his critical mistakes. Owen (Chris Pratt) and his assistant, Brady (Omar Sy), work with Velociraptors and have developed a bit of a rapport with the prehistoric creatures, which the head of security (Vincent DOnofrio) believes can be an asset in hunting the Indominus. Owen disagrees. Emphatically. You know a movies bad when the even the endearing Chris Pratt (Parks & Rec, Guardians of the Galaxy) is so stifled he cant crack a joke for some comic relief. The visual effects and scale of the production reflect enormous ambition, so the lack of success certainly isnt due to limited vision. The execution, however, is faulty. There are long stretches in which nothing dynamic happens, and the action scenes are pretty standard and much like what weve seen from this franchise before. Understand: The first Jurassic Park worked because it had ingenuity and a wow factor that crackled with excitement every time a dinosaur was on screen. But as Claire readily admits in the aforementioned quote and the filmmakers certainly know as well dinosaurs alone arent enough, and its these extra elements in Jurassic World that underwhelm. Simply put, theres nothing to wow at here. And we go to movies like these to do nothing but wow. >> Jimmy Fallon has a cameo on a park monitor; his Tonight Show airs on NBC, and the movie was made by Universal Pictures, both of which are owned by Comcast. dan HUDAKwww.punchdrunkmovies.com
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC18 WEEK OF JUNE 18-24, 2015 KOVEL: ANTIQUESAn antique to keep your antiques in BY TERRY AND KIM KOVELCollecting is not a new hobby there were cavemen and even birds that saw unusual or attractive items and took them home to save. Ancient Romans collected coins and pottery and one Emperor had a bedroom filled with treasures from Greece. By the time of the Renaissance, there were wonder cabinets, and the rich and the royal had galleries to display their paintings and statuary. Collectors from every century have had problems of storage, display and inventory records. During the 18th century, European and American collectibles like coins, mineral specimens and small pieces of pottery and glass were displayed in a large piece of wooden furniture, usually a combination bookcase and cabinet. It had both shelves and special shallow drawers, divided into small sections. A southern auction house recently sold a Federal carved mahogany piece of antique furniture with shelves in the top section, and a writing desk over specimen drawers below. Doors with panes of glass cover the upper shelves and wooden doors hide the lower sections storage. It was made in Philadelphia in 1807. The piece is 93 inches high, so it can just fit under the average 8-foothigh ceiling if there is no carpet on the floor. Estimated at $3,000 to $5,000, it sold for $5,490. Q: Several years ago, I inherited a Royal Doulton jug called The Cavalier. There is a large letter A next to the Royal Doulton mark on the bottom. What does that mean? A: From 1940 to 1960, Royal Doulton made The Cavalier, a character jug based on a painting called The Laughing Cavalier by Frans Hals. More than one version was made. In the first version, the cavalier has a goatee. It was made in the large 7-inch size from 1940 to 1950, and it is rare. A second version, without A collector will enjoy this bookcase-cabinet because it has several sizes of sections for antiques and collectibles. Neal Auction Co. of New Orleans sold it for $5,490.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 18-24, 2015 C19 MEDICAL DIRECTOR DR. CURTIS DEDRICK DO, FACOIFACIAL PLASTIC SURGEON DR. JOHN M. NASSIFMD, FACSAGE MANAGEMENT HEALTHCARE 2350 Vanderbilt Beach Road Naples, Florida 34109 Monday-Friday 9AM-4PMSummer bodies are made NOW !239.494.4441NaplesMedi-Spa.com ITS A 100% PAINLESS Warm treatment, using RF Technology to provide the following immediate and long-term results for the face, neck and body. BEFORE AFTER BEFORE AFTER your first session is ONLY $99!($250 VALUE) Call Now and Receive 20% OffPackages!the goatee and with a ruff around his neck, was made in a small size (3-inch) beginning in 1941, and in a large size (7-inch) beginning in 1950. The A is a factory mark used betw een 1939 and 1955 According to a former employee, it was used to identify pieces that were made for export. The version without goatee sells for $12 to $20. The value of the rarer version with a goatee is estimated at $1,200 to $4,000. Q: Is there any formula that will restore clarity to 30-year-old crystal stemware that has become cloudy? A: Your water may be leaving a film that can be removed by using water softener. But the glasses are probably cloudy because hot water and detergents in the dishwasher slightly damage the polish on the glass and give the stemware the cloudy appearance. It is almost impossible to restore the original shine, although some glassware can be polished inside and out. There is a trick that covers the problem of cloudy glass decanters and other glassware with lids or stoppers that is not being used to serve food. Pour some clear baby oil into the decanter, swish it around to cover the entire inside with a thin layer of oil. Pour out any excess and then close the bottle. It will sparkle as if it is new. But this treatment is a coverup, not a cure, and about once a year it has to be repeated. Watch out for this trick when you buy glass. There is no permanent cure for cloudy glass. Q: I have a stereopticon marked Patd September 28, 1897. I also have 21 picture cards that go with it, including The President & Mrs. McKinley, Twentieth Century Series. The series includes several pictures taken in 1899. Id like to know the value of these items.A: The Whiting View Co. of Cincinnati published a series of stereo cards called The Twentieth Century Series around 1901. Stereo cards were made for viewing in stereoscopes. People often confuse stereoscopes with stereopticons. Stereopticons, sometimes called magic lanterns, were first made about 1850. A stereopticon has two lenses and uses glass slides to project images. A stereoscope is a viewer for stereo cards that uses two images to produce a single three-dimensional picture. If you are viewing the image cards through your device, you have a stereoscope. Stereoscopes were first made in 1838. Stereo cards were usually purchased by the set. A stereoscope with the patent date of September 28, 1897, and five cards sold online for $125. Stereo cards alone sell for $10 to $25, depending on the subject. Your card set was popular, and many sets still exist.Tip: Dont eat off antique pewter plates. Some have a high lead content, and continuous use and scratches on the surface releases bits of poisonous lead. Also, avoid using pewter for food preparation. New pewter usually is safe, but be sure to check on the lead content. 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.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 18-24, 2015 CLUB NOTES Pi Beta Phi alumnae in Naples, Bonita Springs and Marco Island are invited to a social mixer from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at the Wine Loft in Mercato. For reservations or more information, call Connie Kindsvater at 249-4969 or email email@example.com. The Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance meets Thursday, June 18, at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. Members are invited to bring orchids from their collections for judging. An orchid raffle will also be held. Admission to the meeting is free for all, and guests are always welcome. The alliance welcomes donations of out-of-bloom or unwanted orchids, which members use for educational purposes. Free pick up is available and can be arranged by calling 498-9741. For more information about the alliance, visit gulfcoastorchidalliance.com. 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 at Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road. The next meeting is June 18. For more information, call 963-4670 or visit pflagnaples.org. The Solo Women Travel Group meets at 2 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month at St. John the Evangelist Church in North Naples. All are welcome to share their travel experiences and travel wish list. The next meeting is June 20. For more information, call Barb Garrett at (305) 664-9202. The Democratic Womens Club of Collier County welcomes members and guests to its meetings from 10 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of the month in the Walden Oaks Professional Center, 6710 Lone Oak Blvd. The next meeting is June 20. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 (no meeting July 4) of every month at the Landmark Naples community in North Naples. The next meetings are June 20 and July 18. For more information, call Dick Ritchie at 594-0868 or email email@example.com. Naples Nites Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at Perkins on Pine Ridge Road at Interstate-75. The next meetings are June 23 and July 14. All current and former Lions are welcome. For more information, call Dan Sams at 352-2827. The Naples Civitan Club meets at noon on the second Wednesday of the month at Perkins on Pine Ridge Road and on the fourth Wednesday of the month at varying locations. The next meetings are June 24 and July 8. For more information, call 774-2623 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Marco Island Civitan Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. The next meetings are June 23 and July 14. For locations, call Anthony DeLucia at 285-6785 or email marcoislandcivitanclub2014@ yahoo.com. 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. Alliance Francaise de Naples hosts it next French-speaking table and lunch from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at Caf Normandie. Anyone who speaks French at any level and wants to converse with others in the language is welcome. Attendees pay for their lunch; there is no fee for the session that is monitored by French teacher and Alliance Francaise de Naples president Denyse Jenkins. Summer lunches continue on Thursdays, July 9 and 23 and Aug. 13 and 27. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 261-0977. For more information, visit afnaples.org. The Naples Orchid Society invites members and guests to bring their troubled orchids in for expert attention and to hear A Common Sense Approach to Growing Orchids presented by Dan Christensen of Dan and Margie Orchids in Fort Lauderdale at the societys regular meeting Thursday evening, July 2, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the orchid competition; the business meeting and program start at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. Admission is free. For more information, visit naplesorchidsociety.org. Pilot Club of Naples/Naples Pilot Foundation meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at Perkins on Pine Ridge Road. Guests and new members are always welcome. The next meeting is July 9. Reservations are not required. Attendees order from the menu and pay for their meals. Pilot International focuses its charitable and educational efforts on brain-related disorders and disabilities, including traumatic brain injuries, dementia and autism. For more information, call Sue Lester 289-8268. Members of the Naples chapter of Sigma Chi alumni meet for a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 10, at the Pelican Bay Club. Results of the national convention will be discussed. The group will not meet in July or August. Members are reminded that 2015-16 dues are payable now. For more information, call Bill Robinson at 2935239 or visit naplessigs.com. The Naples base of the U.S. Submarine Veterans (USSVI) meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of every month at the VFW Post 7721, 800 Neffs Way in Naples. The next meeting is July 20. Membership is open to active duty and retired submariners who have earned the Qualified in Submarines designation. The local USSVI base commander is Jack Hogan of Naples. For more information, visit ussvi.org/base/ naples.asp. 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Proceeds will support Collier 211, which provides free, anonymous and confidential help and referrals 24/7, in a variety of languages (dial 211 or 263-4211, or text 898-211). For tickets or more information, call Dayhanna Acosta at 261-7112, ext. 201, email Dayhanna.firstname.lastname@example.org or visit unitedwayofcolliercounty.org. The fifth annual Peace, Love & Haiti pub crawl to benefit Hope for Haiti starts at 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Bar Tulia and includes subsequent stops at Hob Nob Kitchen & Bar and 7th Avenue Social, with Krista Fogelsong of ABC7 leading the way. Tickets for $50 include three drink tickets and other goodies (T-shirts for the first 100 to sign up). Bring three personal hygiene items items for donation and earn a chance to spin the Wheel of Fun. To sign up or for more information, call 434-7183, ext. 209, or visit hopeforhaiti.com. The third annual Castles for Kids sand-sculpting contest to benefit Golisano Childrens Museum of Naples takes place Wednesday, Aug. 12, at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort. Teams of five (one adult, four children) can sign up now for the day that also includes live entertainment, activities with Coach B Aquatics, lunch and sand buckets and shovels for the children. Registration is $125 per team for Cmon members, $150 for others. For contest details and information about sponsorship opportunities, call Cmon at 5140084 or visit cmon.org. The fifth annual Love That Dress! event to benefit PACE Center for Girls-Collier at Immokalee takes place the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. Tickets go on sale Aug. 1 at lovethatdress.org. For more information, visit the website or call Michelle Shaw Hashman at 248-9704 or Shannon Starr at 207-1878. The fourth annual Trendy Tours & Trendy Travel luncheon and travel expo to benefit Champions For Learning takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at the Hilton Naples. Tickets for $49 include a raffle ticket. Call 449-5065 for reservations or more information. The 25th annual Sand Dollar Awards gala hosted by the Collier Building Industry Association takes place Saturday, Sept. 26, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. The silver anniversary theme is Vintage Grace & Glamour. The evening begins at 6 p.m. and includes cocktails and dinner. Tickets are $150. For reservations or more information, including details about various sponsorship opportunities, call 436-6100 or visit cbia.net. The Naples Area Professional League of Executive Services, a business-to-business networking organization, invites the public to its annual Big Event on Wednesday evening, Oct. 14, at Shulas at the Hilton Naples. Cocktail hours will be followed by a three-course dinner and a presentation by worldrenowned chocolatier Norman Love, founder and president of Norman Love Confections in Naples, Estero and Fort Myers. The event is open to the public and will begin with a cocktail reception followed by a three-course meal with guest speaker, Norman Love. The awardwinning Mr. Love is chef, president and founder of Norman Love Confections. Sponsors of the Big Event are Florida Weekly, Gulfshore Life, Shulas and the Hilton Naples, Naples Flowers and Naples Print Source. For tickets or more information, visit naplesgroup.net. Physician Led Access Network of Collier County hosts a Swanky Speakeasy evening of fun Saturday, Oct. 17, at an as yet undisclosed location (youll need a password, too). The night includes professional regulation casino-style gaming as well as music, food, drink and a silent auction. Numerous sponsorship opportunities are available starting at $1,000. For information, call 776-3016 or visit www. plancc.org. Humane Society Naples holds its 17th annual Tea & Fashion Show from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. This years theme is Matinee at the Movies. For information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities, call 643-1555, ext. 18, or email email@example.com. The seventh annual Naples International Film Festival is set for Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 5-8. The red carpet opening night gala and screening take place Nov. 5 at ArtisNaples, while features, documentaries and film shorts of all genres will be screened at Silverspot Cinema at Mercato Nov. 6-8. Check www.naplesfilmfest.com for details as the date draws near, or call 775-3456 for information about becoming an NIFF member or sponsor. The 12th annual Hats in the Garden: The Confection Collection Delectable Designs from Garden to Runway to benefit Naples Botanical Garden takes place Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Garden. Leslie Fogg and Kathleen Rooney are this years chairs; Kathy Wood is Hats in the Garden ambassador. Northern Trust is the presenting sponsor; additional sponsors include Naples Illustrated; Saks Fifth Avenue; Arthrex; Premier Sothebys International Realty; Arabesque of Naples; Kellie Jacoby, J3 Multi-dimensional Marketing; Rufino Hernandez, The Garden District; Sukie Honeycutt and Tonys Off Third; Naples Soap Company; and Mr. and Mrs. John E. Vandenberg. For more information, call the Garden at 643-7275. Uncorked, an evening of fine wine, fine food and entertainment to benefit Youth Haven, takes place from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at Mediterra Beach Club. Tickets are $125. For reservations or more information, visit youthhavenswfl.org. The Immokalee Foundation holds its Charity Classic Celebration & Fund A Dream Auction on Friday, Nov. 20, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. The TIF Charity Classic Pro-Am Golf Tournament precedes the celebration on Monday, Nov. 16. For information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities, call 430-9122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To register online, visit immokaleefoundation.org. The Aqua Gala to benefit the Guadalupe Center takes place Wednesday evening, Jan. 13, 2016, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. For more information, contact Megan Becker by calling 657-7124 or emailing email@example.com. PAWS Assistance Dogs will be the sole beneficiary of the Celebrity Martini Glass Auction set for Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 at Artis Naples. The signature auction will feature more than 20 martini glasses, each autographed by an A-list celebrity or a modern-day hero. Once the autographed glasses arrive in Naples, they are assigned to local artist and artists from around the globe to decorate and design with the celebritys career accomplishments and personality in mind. One glass can bring $5,000 to $25,000 from a collector. What began as a cocktail party for friends in 2008 has now turned into an annual fundraising event for local charities. CMGA founder Brenda Meltons concept was and still is to bring together fundraising, art, music and entertainment to benefit the community and its chosen charities. PAWS Assistance Dogs promotes independence and enhances the quality of life for combat wounded veterans and children with special needs through partnerships with skilled assistance dogs. For more information about PAWS Assistance Dogs, visit pawsassistancedogs. org. For information about CMGA sponsorship opportunities or tickets to the martini-glass auction, call 775-1660. The sixth annual Home, Hope & Healing luncheon to benefit Youth Haven takes place Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Guest speaker will be Jeanette Walls, whose memoir The Glass Castle has been a New York Times best-seller for more than six years. Lionsgate has purchased the rights to Ms. Walls story and has cast Jennifer Lawrence to star in the movie. Luncheon chairs are Jill and Steve Miller. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Shelly Long at Youth Haven by calling 687-5155 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Literacy Volunteers of Collier County hosts Between the Covers with Elaine Newton: How to be Your Own Book Critic, a luncheon and program Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at Stonebridge Country Club. Tickets are $75. For more information, call 262-4448, ext. 301. Its never too early to mark your calendar for galas and fundraisers not to miss in the season coming up. Nor is it too soon to list your nonprofit organizations event in Florida Weekly. Email details to Cindy Pierce at email@example.com.
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 18-24, 2015 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C25 ALL ABOUT CLOSETSWe Create Function and Storage with Style. Innovative Design. Impeccable Craftsmanship. Flawless Service. Call for a Free Professional Design Consultation! Pam Katosic Email: firstname.lastname@example.org WWW.ALLABOUTCLOSETS.COM All About Closets is all about innovative design, impeccable craftsmanship and awless service. Our installations reect your dreams and your personality, while dramatically enhancing your home. Let me nd the perfect solution for you. SOCIETYThe ArtsNaples World Festival Soiree au Cabaret at The Club at Pelican BayLike us on Facebook.com /NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to 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 rst and last names of everyone in the picture. Email them to cpierce@ oridaweekly.com.IVAN SELIGMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Diane McGinty and Maureen Russell Scott Herstin and JoAnn Smallwood Selma Nettles, Jerry Wachowicz and Patti Wachowicz Jean Ackerman, Bill OMeara and Joyce OMeara Cindy Stegemann and Ed Stegemann Van Zant Williams, Myra Williams, Dolores Sorey and John Sorey Lord David Webster and Lady Gail WebsterNadia Artman Kathie OBrien, center, with entertainers .JPGNadia Artman and Isabelle Langlois
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 18-24, 2015 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 CUISINE NEWSLocal caterers create a tasty niche with paella parties BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.comParty hosts who are stumped on what to feed their guests this summer might want to consider one of the paella chefs that have been making the rounds locally. Rather than quarantining themselves in a kitchen or poring over a catering menu with the aim to find something to appeal to everyone, hosts can hire one of these rice professionals to arrive at the party site and prepare fresh paella, on the spot, for gatherings of any size. There are a few other benefits besides having what is essentially a fancy one-pot meal for a crowd: Its surprisingly affordable, and its fun to watch the chefs create their Latin masterpieces en plein aire. Fire and Rice started four years ago as Chef Paul Schmidgalls solution to finding a low-cost, high-impact gig at the height of the recession. I had to find something affordable that feed the masses, he says the 25-year veteran of the food industry. Customers of Fire and Rice can select a few different concoctions to feed anywhere from 15 to 500 people. It works, Chef Schmidgall says about his concept. Its just grown exponentially ever since. His creations remain authentically Spanish and affordable, topping out at $27.50 per person. Those who prefer a traditional Valencian paella can opt for a yellow rice mixture that contains a variety of vegetables, chorizo, shellfish and chicken. Or you can kick it up a notch with one of the seafood dishes that contain practically all the fruits of the sea clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops, fish and more. Packages that include a side salad, rolls and dessert are offered, as are tapas items such as aged manchego with quince paste, roasted dates with pineapple and bacon and Spanish tortillas. Chef Schmidgall enjoys catering to a variety of informal occasions, from backyard gatherings to boat parties and condo association meetings. He advises potential clients to book weekends as far in advance as possible and weekday events at least seven days in advance. For more information about Fire and Rice, call 269-8857 or visit fireandrice.us. Chef Ken Gluckman started his Paella Party Catering in Naples about 10 years ago and has been known to take his one-man show on the road to places including Chicago and Delray Beach. His basic dish, Paella de la Casa, contains chicken thighs, smoked paprika, sofrito (tomatoes, onions, garlic and parsley), saffron, artichokes and shrimp, but Chef Gluckman is happy to create customized mixtures with ingredients ranging from different vegetables and shellfish to Serrano ham, snails, rabbit, squid ink and venison. Cooking paella is kind of like creating a painting, he says. You start with an empty pan and apply all the different ingredients. Its a creative dish. Paella Party Catering prices start at $15 per person, and Chef Gluckman can serve anywhere from 15 to hundreds of guests. For more information, call 2483500 or by visit paella-party.com. COURTESY PHOTOSChef Paul Schmidgall started Fire and Rice four years ago and says his paella parties, poolside and elsewhere, have been hot ever since. Al fresco paella preparation can double as entertainment for party guests. Here, Chef Ken Gluckman of Paella Party Catering prepares his specialty at a backyard gathering. SUNTHU 11:30AM TO 10:00PMFRISAT 11:30AM TO 11:00PM THE VILLAGE ON VENETIAN BAY4360 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples, Florida 34103 239-263-FISH (3474)fishseafoodrestaurant.com FISHRESTAURANT At FISH, the quality of our food stands for itself!Oer served daily from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. No substitutions please. No promotional gi certicates. 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C28 NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC28 WEEK OF JUNE 18-24, 2015 rfntbn tbbbwww.ShulasNaples.com 2015 2015 2015 n f t t t tf t f rr nf ffff fffr ffftrfffrfff r CUISINE NEWSPastry chef earns sweet accolades from Dessert Professional magazine BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@oridaweekly.comDessert Pro fessional magazine has named Maura Methany, chef choco latier for Nor man Love Con fections, one of Americas Top 10 pastry chefs in 2015. Pas try chefs from around the country submit ted a dessert for evaluation and the win ners were honored at the publications 22nd annual awards ceremony in New York City earlier this month. Ms. Methany is the only chef from the southeastern United States to make the list. Its so rewarding to be recognized by your peers, she says. Im honored to be included in such a talented group of individuals. Her winning entry showcased a classic dessert combination: chocolate and peanut butter. Created as a dessert bar, it was composed of flourless chocolate cake, peanut butter chocolate crisp, pea nut butter cream with poached candied peanuts with both peanut butter and caramel mousses, all served alongside a dark chocolate peanut butter macaroon and vanilla caramel. A talented and dedicated pastry chef is an invaluable asset in any kitchen, Matthew Stevens, editor of Dessert Pro fessional, says. Our 2015 Top 10 Pastry Chefs in America have also distin guished themselves as innovators, lead ers and mentors in their chosen career paths. It is our honor to recognize them for their many and varied contributions to our industry. Ms. Metheny has worked at NLC since 2001 and is head of design and innovation for the company. Maura is a consummate professional artistic, passionate and meticulous in her approach to work, her employer and master chocolatier Norman Love says. She personifies our philosophy of coming to work each day to be better than the day before. She is truly deserv ing of this honor. Ms. Methany and the nine other honorees will be featured in the August issue of the Dessert Professional. For more information, visit normanlove. com. Take Note: Through Saturday, June 20, Barbatella is serving flights of three red and three white wines. For $10, the whites are Donnafugata Lighea, Mon temassi Vermentino and Frescobaldo Albizzia Chardonnay; the red flights are $12 and include Coppo Barbera dAsti, Tomassi Cabernet and Masseria Alte mura Primitivo. 1290 Third St. S. 2631955 or barbatellanaples.com. The Continental hosts Speakeasy Mondays with 50 percent off craft cock tails for patrons who find the pass word on the restaurants Facebook page. Past passwords include juice joint and scofflaw. 1205 Third St. S. 659-0007 or thecontinentalnaples.com. Applebees has a special meal for dads Saturday and Sunday, June 20-21. For $19.99, fathers can fill up on a 4-ounce sirloin, chicken, half rack of ribs, mashed potatoes, vegetables and coleslaw. 434-7744 or applebees.com. Take dad to Gordons on the River for Sunday brunch on Fathers Day and hell enjoy a free bloody Mary or mimosa. If a poolside barbecue is more to the familys liking, then head to Jacks River Bar where dad will have his choice of a free drink (draft beer, soda, juice, iced tea or coffee) or dessert (Key lime pie, cheesecake, coco nut cake or chocolate cake) to accom pany his buffet meal ($20 for adults, $12 for kids). The regular Jacks menu will also be available (minimum $8 purchase required to get the freebies). Both res taurants are at Naples Harbour. Offer is good from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 21. Reservations requested. 475 North Road; 213-1441. Barbatella welcomes opera singer Livio Ferrari to serenade diners as they enjoy a special menu of Italian favorites starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 24. $50. 1290 Third St. S. 263-1955 or bar batellanaples.com. The June dinner special at DAmico & Sons is linguine and clams dressed with garlic, fennel, dill, white wine and tomato concasse for $21.99. 4961 Ninth St. N. 430-0955 or damicoandsons.com. Order an entre at Yabba Island Grill and enjoy 50 percent off any bottle of wine regularly priced from $50 to $100 on Wednesdays. Dinner service starts at 5:30 p.m. (closed Monday). 711 Fifth Ave. S. 262-5787 or gr8food.net. Want to work on your skills in the kitchen? Here are some cooking classes on the front burner: Sea Salt, 1136 Third St. S.; 434-7258 or seasaltnaples.com Â A class on Peruvian cuisine starts at noon Saturday, June 20. $50 includes demonstration, lunch and a Pisco cocktail. The Good Life of Naples, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4663 or goodlifenaples.com Vegetarian Cui sine: Thursday, June 18 ($55); Fourth of July Favorites: Wednesday, July 1 ($55); Beef Grazed to Perfection: Friday, July 3 ($65); Flavors of Thailand: Thursday, July 9 ($60); Florida Seafood: Wednes day, July 15 ($65) Sur La Table, 9501 Strada Place, Mer cato; 598-1463 or surlatable.com Fresh Summer Pastas: Thursday, June 18 ($69); Savory Summer Meals: Friday, June 19 ($69); Exploring Latin Favorites: Fri day, June 19 ($69); Easy & Delicious Baking: Saturday, June 20 ($69); Learn to Cut Like a Pro: Saturday, June 20 ($59); Cooking with Dad: Sunday, June 21 ($45); Sizzling Summer Grilling: Sun day, June 21 ($79); Vietnamese at Home: Tuesday, June 23 ($69); Fresh from the Farmers Market: Wednesday, June 24 ($69). Email food and restaurant news to Lindsey Nesmith at lnesmith@flori daweekly.com.METHANY BUTCHER BLOCK SPECIAL811 7th Avenue South, Naples, Florida 34102At 8th Street across from Cambier Park, next to City Hall For reservations, call 239.206.4310 chapelgrill.comCLO SED MONDA Y, TUE SDA Y, WED NESDAYUNH EARD OF P RI CES AT THE C HAPEL GRILL!THURSDAY NIG HTS O N LY The chimes in the steeple are calling you to come experience a higher standard. $19.95BEEF BRISKE T & S WEE T PO TATO F RIESHouse made BBQ sauce, green beans & Cajun seasoned sweet potato fries COULO TT E ST EAK & F RIESHorseradish cream, buttered carrots & Chipotle ranch steak friesF LA T IRON & PO TATO ST RINGSDijon garlic butter, green beans & Parmesan herb potato strings INCLUDES A GLASS OF HOUSE WINEReservations Strongly Recommended Call 239-206-4310
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 18-24, 2015 C29 THE DISH The Dish: Bills Steak Salad The Price: $13 The Place: Bills Steak & Seafood Restaurant, 4221 Tamiami Trail E., 4555111 The Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day The Full Menu: seafoodrestaurantnaples.com The Details: When it comes to ordering steak or seafood, I often have a hard time deciding especially when the two constitute the main part of the name of a particular dining establishment. The lunch menu at Bills Steak & Seafood Restaurant didnt make things any easier for me; I wanted to try pretty much everything from the clam roll to Bills Grilled Cheese (with bacon, tomato and avocado yum) to the grilled rib eye sandwich. I finally settled on Bills Steak Salad, a plateful of mixed greens heaped with steak tips, julienned carrots, cucumbers, toasted pecans, mandarin orange segments, blue cheese crumbles and choice of dressing (I had blue cheese). One More Thing: My lunch companion ordered Chef Bills New Seafood Stir-Fry Special. For $12, it was an astonishingly generous serving of lobster, shrimp and scallops in a lemony buerre blanc sauce served over rice. While a few pieces of lettuce was all that remained on my plate, my friend left with a doggy bag containing more than enough for his dinner. Cindy Pierce email@example.com
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 18-24, 2015 THE HEAT IS ONlast days of the dinos! Sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the State of Florida.SUPPORTING SPONSORS MEDIA SPONSORMake plans to see these life-like prehistoric creatures before they roar out of town! On view daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sunday, July 5 Regular Garden admission $14.95 adults, $9.95 ages 4-14 Children 3 & Under Free Garden Members FREEPurchase tickets online at www.naplesgarden.org4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL 34112 / 877.433.1874 BBQ and Outdoor DJ until 2:30pm Rick Howard & the Speedbumps on the inside stage from 2pm-5pm Cruise-in featuring cars from the Cool Cruisers of Southwest Florida Car Club BIG Giveaways for Dads Check Out The Alamo Next Door! VINOAsk the Wine WhispererAt the end of every article, I usually write Sample widely. Write to me. While I have no way of knowing how widely my Florida Weekly readers sample (hope you do), some people actually do write. Most of the queries pertain to wine appreciation or specific winegrowing regions, and theyre pretty interesting. Ill attempt to answer some of your questions in this public forum from time to time. If you have questions or puzzlements about wines, regions, labels, whatever, contact me and Ill try to help. Q: How important is the vintage of a wine? Barry C., Cape CoralA: Vintage, the year shown on the bottle of most fine wines, reflects the year in which the grapes were picked. This is important because wine grapes are an agricultural product, and weather conditions can have a significant effect on the wine. The more expensive the wine, the more important the vintage. Everyday wines (in the $10-$15 range) are made from grapes that come from several vineyards over a wide area. (For example, if the label on a bottle says California, the grapes can come from anywhere in the state). If the harvest is not so good in one place during a particular year, the producer will find better fruit somewhere else. But if youre buying wine from very specific regions or vineyards, its worth looking up the quality of that years harvest. Q: What is an appellation? Sonia R., EsteroA: An appellation is a legally designated wine-growing region. They are fairly large geographical areas divided into subappellations of various sizes For example, if a bottle label says Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, the grapes can come from anywhere in that area. But Napa is divided into subregions such as Yountville, Rutherford, Diamond Mountain, etc. And those may be further sectioned off into single vineyards or even blocks within vineyards. A label might say, Napa Valley Diamond Mountain Miss Lils Vineyard. The more specific a wine is to a place, the finer and more expensive its likely to be. Q: Does the shape of a wine glass really make a difference? Lou B., Bonita SpringsA: Absolutely. Wine glasses are made in various shapes to accomplish certain purposes. The deep broad bowl of a red wine glass, for instance, allows us to swirl the wine sufficiently to release the flavor and aroma components. They narrow toward the top to channel those aromas to the nose. And, since we taste flavors (sweet, salt, sour and bitter) at different places on our tongues, different shapes direct what we drink to the right places. A white wine glass may be a bit taller and narrower, because of the more delicate nature of the flavors and aromas. Q: Why is wine stored in oak barrels? Robert A., Fort MyersA: Oak is to wine what spices and seasoning are to food. When winemakers decide to ferment or store wine in oak barrels, theyre adding several important flavors and characteristics to the juice. People write whole books on what oak does to wine, but basically the flavors that the juice soaks up from the barrel are determined by where the wood comes from (France and America supply most of the barrels used in winemaking), and how the barrels are toasted on the inside. Wine barrels are made over flame, because heat makes the wood staves flexible so they can be bent into shape. Winemakers order barrels with light to heavy toast, depending on the flavors they want to extract. And then, of course, theres the decision of how long to leave the wine in barrels. Some Spanish wines stay in barrels for decades before theyre released. Sample widely. Send your questions to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Jerry Greenfield is The Wine Whisperer. He is creative director of Greenfield Advertising Group and his book, Secrets of the Wine Whisperer, is available through his website or on Amazon. Read more about wine at winewhisperer.com. jerry GREENFIELDvino@floridaweekly.com Located At: 2555 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34103Celebrate Fathers Day With Us!Fathers receive a FREE appetizer with purchase of entree. Choose from gyoza, seaweed salad, edamame or shumai. Offer valid on Sunday, June 21, 2015 only. New Seasonal Hours: 5-10 p.m. Happy Hour: 5-7 p.m. naplesfujiyama.com 239.261.4332 25% OFF SELECT BOTTLES OF WINE THROUGH JUNE 30!
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 18-24, 2015 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C31 700 Fifth Avenue South Naples, Florida 34102 Reservations 239.659.7008 VerginaRestaurant.com Like us on Facebook @VerginaRestaurantNaples lunch menuHealthy Mediterranean Food$10.95Per PersonMain Course and Soda, Coffee or Iced Tea Served Daily 11:30am-3:00pm 15% OFFCannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Expires 6/30/15. Bring in or scan coupon on your cell phone.REGULAR LUNCH & DINNER MENUon Food & Beverage CUISINEThe taste of summerMangos, lychees, avocados and other tropical fruits are a sure sign of the season BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.comWe Floridians tend to have a different take on a lot of cultural standbys: We dont have porches, we have lanais. We dont just have summer thunderstorms, we have deluges and even hurricanes. And while folks in the rest of the country chase deer from their tender summer berries and squash, we battle squirrels that want to contaminate our bumper crop of mangos. Our northern neighbors keep the country steadily supplied with strawberries, cucumbers and tomatoes through summer, and we get to enjoy exotic backyard fruits that are less in demand elsewhere. Mangos are a perennial favorite, but what about lychees? Jackfruit? Sapodillas? Mamey? Avocados? They can be difficult to find in grocery stores, but that doesnt mean the rest of us dont have kitchen counters piled high with ripening fruit picked off our own trees. Andrea Grace, the adult education coordinator at Naples Botanical Garden, has a soft spot for tropical fruit because it gives Floridians a horticultural advantage. Tropical fruits in summer, vegetables in winter we can have fresh produce all the time, Ms. Grace says. Growing your own fruit, however, isnt as easy as just plugging in a tree from a local home store, though they actually have some really great varieties these days, says NBG horticulturist Brian Galligan. Its important to research which trees will satisfy all your desires, he adds, because its easy to go wrong when so many varieties come from different geographical regions. Often, its a matter of taste. The last thing you want to do is buy a cultivar without doing research on it, Mr. Galligan says. Talk to the grower, read the ticket and do some research. For example, mangos from Southeast Asia are often intended to be eaten green or to add tartness to savory dishes. The flavor profile of a Thai variety of fruit and its ripening period can be quite different from what gardeners in Florida are seeking. Another popular fruit in the area are lychees, which are native to China and have a sweet, tangy flavor and are often enjoyed raw. They come neatly packaged in a tough, but easily removed husk that reveals a white nubbin of flesh surrounding a dark seed. Over recent years, crafty chefs and bartenders have started incorporating them into cocktails and desserts. An added bonus, Mr. Galligan says, is that lychee and mango trees are beautiful trees that can provide shade and are particularly attractive when they bloom. They should, however, be regularly trimmed back to maintain the quality of the fruit and promote growth. And they always need to be in full direct sun, especially lychees and mangoes, Mr. Galligan says. The tree should top out at about 10 feet, which reduces the need to feed it, enables easier harvesting and results in fewer, but better, fruit, he adds. Avocados are another favorite tropical fruit, but one that many people think cant be grown in Florida. Most varieties that are grown locally dont have the same texture and flavor as Hass avocados, which have dense, creamy meat and are notoriously difficult to cultivate here. But there are other varieties from Central America that are similar to Hass and are more easily cultivated in Florida. Brogdens and Bacon cultivars are a good choice for backyards. Other fruits that are delicious but not as widespread are sapodillas, mamey, carambola and jackfruit (which tastes like Juicy Fruit gum), all of which thrive in South Florida and are great additions to any fruit collection, Mr. Galligan says. Naples Botanical Garden and Collier County Extension Services host a tropical fruit sale that includes educational presentations starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 19, at the Garden. Admission is $15. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the Garden at 6437275. For more information, visit collier.ifas.ufl.edu. Horticulturist Brian Galligan at Naples Botanical Garden with a handful of lychees. GRACE RABENPickled MangoChef Jack Raben of the Fogge Caf at Naples Botanical Garden uses this on his Cuban sandwiches. 1 cup sugar 2 cups water 1 cup rice vinegar or any white vinegar 2 chilis, serrano, Fresno or jalapeno peppers, finely diced 6 mangos, peeled and sliced 1/8 inch thick 1 sprig fresh mint Combine sugar, water, vinegar and peppers and bring to a simmer until sugar has dissolved. Turn off heat, add mint and steep like tea until cooled to room temp. Add mango and let sit for 24 hours.Mango Mustard SauceChef Raben recommends this with chicken, seafood and pork. The caf catering menu for special events at the Garden has fried smoked gouda balls served with the sauce. 1 mango, diced inch 3 TBS local honey 1 TBS Dijon mustard Saut the mango in honey until soft. Salt lightly and puree in blender with Dijon.Avocado Lime Sorbet This recipe from savvyvegetarian.com was prepared as part of a recent Avocado 101 class taught at the Garden. to 1 cup sugar 1 TBS lime zest 2 cups ripe avocado (about 3 fruits) 2/3 cup fresh lime juice (about 3 limes) 1 cup water Process sugar and zest in food processor for 2 minutes. Add avocado, limejuice and water and process until smooth. Strain mixture and discard solids. Cover the bowl and freeze for 2 hours. Return to food processor and process until smooth. Repeat freezing and blending two more times, then freeze for one to eight hours. Best if served within 24 hours.Carambola Walnut Bread2 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder tsp baking soda 2/3 cups sugar cup vegetable oil 2 eggs 3/4 cup orange juice 1 cup chopped walnuts 1 cup carambola, seeds removed, diced Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and set aside. Cream together sugar, oil, eggs and orange juice. Add to dry ingredients, a little at a time. Fold in nuts and carambola. Bake in a well-greased pan at 350 for 45-50 minutes. Source: Sarasota Extension Service
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