www.FloridaWeekly.com PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Vol. VIII, No. 10 FREEWEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. PEARL HARBOR SERVICE A12 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A16 CLUB NOTES A17 PETS OF THE WEEK A22 ON THE MOVE B3 BUSINESS MEETINGS B6 HOUSE HUNTING B12 OPEN HOUSE MAP B18 BOOK REVIEW C8 PUZZLES C12 SAVE THE DATE C20 CUISINE NEWS C24-27 INSIDE The high notesA night with Gulfshore Opera, and more photos from to-dos around town. C21-23 Portraits of goodAve Maria University library exhibit focuses on Mother Teresa. C1 Behind the WheelThis is not your bankers conventional Mercedes AMG. A18 Its a scamThe BBB lists the Top 10 rackets of 2015. B1 During the 6 p.m. news broadcast on NBC-2, senior chief meteorologist Robert Van Winkle described recent weather conditions in Southwest Florida in such technical terms as warm and soupy as well as hot and sticky. Mr. Van Winkle is echoing the sentiments of his audience, as the area has been trapped in a merciless zone of heat and humidity for nearly 261 consecutive days with temperatures that only dipped under 80 degrees twice one day in midNovember, and again briefly, this past Whats up with this weird weather? BY STEPHANIE DAVISFlorida Weekly Correspondent SEE WEATHER, A13 BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@ oridaweekly.com IKE A MUSICAL GARland eternally effervescing on the wing, birds encircle our airy days from beginning to end. Life is not bound by local, regional or even national boundaries, they seem to tell us. Instead, life may be intercontinental and cross-cultural, a gift unrestrained by borders or parochial interests especially in winter. Few places in the United States can celebrate birds more vividly than Florida, where the feathered ranks of native species become swollen with visitors. These migrants sometimes travel thousands of miles to overrwi rwi lli lli ams am @ IK K IK E E E la la a a n n n e e f f e e e f f th th th th th th e en en en ci i ci ci r rc rc le e l e le I I I l l l e e e t t t t t t LSEE BIRDS, A8 OF SOUTH FLORIDA O O O O O O O F F F F F F F F F F S S S S S S O O O O O O O O O O U U U U U U T T T T T T T T T H H H H H H F F F F F F F L L L L L L L O O O O O O R R R R R I I I I D D D D D D D A A A A A A A O O O F F F S S O O O U U U T T T H H F F F L L L O O O R R I I D D D A A O O O O F F F S S S S O O O O U U U U T T T H H H H H F F F F F L L L O O O O O O R R I I I I D D D D A A A A A A O O F F S S O O U U T T H H F F L L O O O R I I D D A A BIRDS SNOW THE REALPHOTOGRAPHY: COURTESY OF DR. JOSE PADILLA-LOPEZ
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 matterbrothersfurniture.com Monday Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday 12pm-5pmNaples, Ft. Myers, Sarasota, Tarpon Springs and Pinellas Park SET THE TABLE FOR THE HOLIDAYS COMMENTARY Crossing the other Delaware: A personal view of ChristmasIn the American cultural vernacular, which may prove as confusing to you as it frequently does to me, the first Christmas did not occur 2,015 years ago. Instead, the first Christmas took place exactly 238 years ago on a frigid night a few miles north of Philadelphia. In this whimsical, transformative nation, holidays that began as one thing inevitably become another, and none more so than Christmas. During the evening of Dec. 25, 1776, Christmas Love (defined as the love of Christ come, for Christians) must have seemed as remote as the North Pole to the 2,400 men who crossed the Delaware River out of Pennsylvania. They moved out in sleet and snow equipped with newly issued flints for their weapons on George Washingtons command, gathering on the riverfront from positions near McKonkeys Ferry. At that point the self-declared United States of America where you and I will eat to our hearts content this Christmas amounted to 174 days worth of upstart nation. Brand new, the nation was also under siege, wrapped in a winter storm, and starving. Most of Washingtons men couldnt swim, but they swallowed their fear. Ice floes in the river presented a significant danger to their heavily-laden boats as they labored in frigid darkness toward the Jersey shore. None of it was pretty. In sloppy, struggling fashion, commanders and a regiment of experienced seamen from Marblehead, Mass., with others, finally landed the force mostly intact at Trenton, on the east bank of the river. There, things changed forever. That fact remains the nations most singular Christmas gift to itself. The Americans caught the winterencamped Hessian troops (competent professional soldiers in the pay of the British army) completely off guard and drunk. Thus they won the first real victory in our history, at the end of what had been a very bad year. Had Washington been killed or captured a distinct possibility since he was among the first to land on the far shore history would have gone barking up a different tree. It almost did, anyway. Previously, his men had succeeded only in having their rear ends kicked out of New York and chased all over New Jersey by the British and their allies. But only six days before Christmas, Thomas Paine came out with a feisty pamphlet called Common Sense, in Philadelphia. It included the most famous lines he ever wrote. The language was so compelling that against all reason it boosted morale among the half-frozen, half-sick, woefully undernourished Americans. These are the times that try mens souls, Mr. Paine wrote. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. No doubt many would have settled for an easier conflict and reduced rations of glory along with a hot meal, but they werent given the choice. For all those Americans, including women, children and the old people left to manage farms and homes, Christmas Love required sacrifice and the recognition of imminent mortality. To all of them, everything must have seemed tenuous. Ive always thought of Christmas that way, too as a time when existence can become, paradoxically, both sumptuous and desperate. In such a time, each of us must cross our own Delaware, which means that each of us must define Christmas Love as any force or energy that allows us to make the crossing, no matter how tenuously or what shape it takes. If, for example, you havent spoken to a relative or an old friend with whom youve fallen out, youre facing the river. If you havent forgiven yourself for a mistake made in another time which means confronting your own weakness or blindness, and moving on youre facing the river. If the echoes of the dead or the memories of Christmases past become not the voices of angels but a chorus of tyrants beckoning you to surrender the joyous moment in order to suffer the once-upon-a-time, youre facing the river. Charles Dickens, the great British novelist, knew the music of this tune intimately, which was why he wrote A Christmas Carol. In any case, something has to be faced and changed. And you have to face it and change it. Christmas is a time to do that, just as it was for Washington and the men, women and children who faced his Delaware River. For somebody I never knew, heres one more Delaware. Late on Dec. 24, 1976, I drove out of the gates of Camp Lejeune, N.C., home of the Second Marine Division, bound toward Wilmington 50 or so miles to the south. I was bent on attending midnight Mass at an orthodox church. The narrow two-lane blacktop ribboned a North Carolina night so black in the flat piedmont that I could see nothing beyond my own headlights for miles, until a flashing of red and blue came distantly into view. I slowed, approached and passed. Two cars had collided head on. The bodies of five dead lay under sheets near the devastated wreckage. Midnight was 90 minutes away. At the church, a packed Christmas celebration of such candlelit, incense-infused magnificence occurred with chanting, bells, the sprinkling of holy water and all the sensuous ornamentation of celebratory life that Ive never been able to forget either the blood or the glory. And now its only Christmas Love I want for them: for those nameless souls who may still cherish the victims of that long ago night. May they, with all of us, find it in themselves to cross the other Delaware. A version of this column originally ran on Dec. 21, 2011. g o M m o roger WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 239.325.1960 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state $59.95 out-of-state Climate make-believe in ParisSaving the planet has never been so easy. The Paris climate talks concluded in a rousing round of self-congratulation over an agreement that, we are told, is the first step toward keeping Earth habitable. If generating headlines and press releases about making history were the metric for anything, Paris might be as consequential if misbegotten as advertised. The fact is that Paris is very meta. The agreement is about the agreement, never mind whats in it or what its true legal force is namely, nil. Paris is a legally binding agreement not to have legally binding limits on emissions. It might be the most worthless piece of paper since the Kellogg-Briand Pact outlawed war about a decade prior to the outbreak of World War II. The Paris summit operated on the principle of CBDRILONCWRC, or Common but Differentiated Responsibility in Light of National Circumstances With Respective Capability. That means nothing was actually mandated on anyone because that proved understandably enough, dealing with all the countries in the world completely unworkable. Instead, countries came up with socalled Intended Nationally Determined Contributions. Thats climate bureaucratese for You make up your emissions target, whatever it is, and we will pretend to take it seriously. Thus, do the waters recede and Earth is saved from looming climate catastrophe. President Barack Obama praised 180 countries for coming to Paris with serious climate targets in hand. This was ridiculous climate grade inflation. As Oren Cass of the Manhattan Institute points out, Pakistan produced a one-page document promising to reduce its emissions after reaching peak levels to the extent possible. For this we needed a headline-grabbing global confab? No one will mistake Pakistan for an industrial juggernaut. How about China, the worlds largest carbon emitter? It promises to reach peak emissions around 2030, when one U.S. government study estimates that it would hit peak admissions anyway, Cass notes. The more China promises to confront climate change, the more it stays the same. Indias assurance that it will make a roughly 30 percent improvement in carbon intensity is, according to Cass, also about where it was projected to be headed anyway. India still wants to double its output of coal by 2020. As The Guardian put it, India says coal provides the cheapest energy for rapid industrialization that would lift millions out of poverty. India would be correct. The agreements celebrants believe that by making countries report their progress on cutting carbon emissions and by sending a stern signal against fossil fuels, Paris will catalyze painful cuts in carbon emissions somewhere off in the future. It speaks to a naive belief in the power of global shame over the sheer economic interest of developing countries in getting rich (and lifting countless millions out of poverty) through exploiting cheap energy you know, the way Western countries have done for a couple of centuries. If this is the best hope of the climate alarmists, their global campaign will be a welcome fizzle. All things considered, it probably is best that they occupy themselves with grand meetings and the exertions attendant to believing their own PR. Otherwise they could do real damage. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. OPINION a t d c C rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly Tis the seasonAs the days of December cascade toward the years end, there is redemption in the celebration of the season. We are prompted to remember and model behaviors and attitudes that renew our spirit of giving and goodwill towards all. We enforce a definitive pause in the habits of life that otherwise usurp our time. Each day is seasoned by the sights, sounds and smells that revive our holiday traditions and memories. The diversity of expression merges within the mainstream of community life. Neighborhoods and congregations unite in celebration. The festive lights and decorations are the seasons exclamation point, accentuating how special is this time. All the preparations signal our return to the most compelling touchstones of our common humanity faith, hope and love; and the greatest of these is love. I was raised within a home life on the margins of church-going. We were mostly Methodist when we observed milestones in the Christian calendar. Baby Jesus and Santa Claus shared billing in our household during the month of December. As a child, I knew there was a difference but I was biased toward receiving my reward in this life. Rev. Bobby tried to convince me otherwise. He preached the reason for the season in my Sunday school class throughout the month of December. He cautioned all the restless brothers and sisters harboring silent visions of opulent toys to be still and thankful for our gift of grace. We sat chastened and red faced, our minds wandering still toward stocking-stuffed fantasies. Santa in a jingle bell sleigh, powered by a red-nosed reindeer, was a tough competitor for a babbling baby wrapped in swaddling clothes in a hay-filled manger holy or not. Another baby in the house was not cause for celebration in my mind when my uppity, older brother was already The Lord of the Rings. Besides, St. Nick brought shiny and new stuff and a whole box of chocolatecovered cherries. Going to heaven was way down my wish list, if appearing on it at all. From the point of view of a kid still young enough to believe in Santa Claus, I had plenty of time to grow up and consider my future options to collect rewards for good behavior. I wasnt alone in this generous view of the abundance of time to get right with God. As far as I could tell, all the kids in my neighborhood were similarly inclined to choose greed over godliness. But just in case we miscalculated the odds, we hedged our bets by feigning devout behaviors at the appropriate time. I dont think we fooled Reverend Bobby, though. It wasnt our parents fault or maybe it was that we were so selfishly absorbed with receiving instead of giving. The ambiguity around their own futures made fulfilling our overblown expectations for holiday loot a challenge. We will never know all that they sacrificed to give us those mornings of plentitude; but I do know my dad seemed never to be home for the postSanta event when all the gifts lay in wait to be opened, the sun not yet over the horizon. He was invariably gone to his job, working to take advantage of the time-and-half holiday pay, the extra cash out-weighing the pull of staying home to enjoy the days pleasures with mom and us kids. That I remember almost nothing about those mornings except his absence says a great deal. I dont fault the choices my parents made, if only to fulfill a forgotten Christmas wish; but something was lost in the bargain now tinged with a childs regret. Every holiday, we re-familiarize ourselves with the cautionary tales about the danger in losing our sense of what is most important in life, a growing materialism overtaking the simple joys in a well-lived life that cannot be bought or sold. The corrosive onset of this spiritual malady is self-inflicted; and we learn, it will all end badly if we discover too late what is truly valuable in life. There are many versions of this story but my holiday favorite is How the Grinch Stole Christmas, by Dr. Seuss. I wont repeat the tale here but Dr. Seuss Grinch is similar in personality to the misanthropes today who have lost their generosity of spirt toward their fellow human beings. Like Grinch, they are bitter, angry, disruptive, and uncharitable, and they harbor duplicitous attitudes and behaviors towards those they fear and hate. In Dr. Seusss tale, the Grinchs heart grows large with compassion. He has an epiphany that the season of giving is more than presents and feasting, he reforms his callous ways, and joins in celebration with the Who, his former adversaries. The Who give him the seat at the head of the banquet table and the honor of carving the roast beast. I would wish the tale of our modern Grinches the same happy ending: Peace, joy and goodwill towards all. Leslie Lilly is a native Floridian. She resides with her family and pugs in Jupiter. Email her at email@example.com. g f s g r b c leslieLILLYllilly@floridaweekly.com
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 winter here, or merely to rest and feed for a few short days or weeks before flying on. Every fall, more than four billion birds more than 200 species embark on a long and dangerous journey, explains Dr. Jose Padilla-Lopez, a pediatrician and widely traveled birder who shares both his knowledge and many of the photos herein with Florida Weekly readers. These birds breed in the northern latitudes during the warmer summer months and winter in the south of the continent or in the Caribbean, Central or South America, in search of food and favorable climates. This week, we celebrate the real snow birds, offering brief biographies of just a few of the many species that bird lovers may spot between December and March in the North American subtropics. Our borders and self-interests, our ambitions and appetites can threaten or destroy entire species if we remain oblivious. Both the ivory-billed woodpecker and the passenger pigeon, to name only two, drew their final breaths as species just within the last eight or nine decades because Americans ignored them. But many do not ignore them. Birds depend on us, and now increasing numbers of people are acknowledging and taking pleasure in that fact.Extraordinary journeysIn Florida, migrating birds can gain weight and energy for journeys that are sometimes so arduous they become life threatening. The physical feats of some seem almost supernatural: hummingbirds that can fly in a single stretch across 500 miles of the Gulf of Mexico. Red knots (a shorebird) that can fly in flocks as far as 9,300 miles from Argentinas Tierra Del Fuego archipelago at the southern tip of South America, to the Arctic Circle, traveling 1,500 miles in a single stretch then back, covering more than 18,000 miles each year. Its not just that simple, though. Traditionally, red knots could time their flights to and from the Arctic to arrive over Delaware Bay on the Atlantic coast of the U.S. just when vast numbers of horseshoe crabs had produced their eggs, which would be washed in floating clots offshore by wave action, explains Charlie Ewell, a committee member of the Florida Ornithological Society who has served as a field technician for the National Audubon Society and the American Bird Conservancy, among others. Nobody knows how they can perform this feat of biological perfect timing, he admits. There, the red knots could double their weight by feasting on those eggs, absorbing huge amounts of energy not only for the rest of the journey, but for breeding when they returned to the Arctic. The beaches would be covered with these crabs and their eggs, says Mr. Ewell, who grew up nearby and witnessed the sight But the horseshoe crabs were overfished, the egg supply became diminished, and the red knot populations shrunk. Politics was part of it, and it took years to solve the problem and cut back on the fishing. As it turns out, the blood of horseshoe crabs is used to check some vaccines, injectable drugs, intravenous solutions and devices such as pacemakers for safety, according to medical experts. Consequently, red knots had the dubious distinction of finally being listed as a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act, starting last year. As many admirers watch such birds with growing interest, they also seek to learn, collecting data that might be used to help understand them and perhaps even save them from our progressive growth. Each holiday season from midDecember through the first week of January, chapters of the Audubon Society nationwide enlist volunteers ama-BIRDSFrom page 1Franklins gull: An inland prairie gull that can follow working farm equipment to eat exposed insects and worms, and even mice, its a rare visitor both to Floridas coasts in the eastern U.S. and to the California coast in the far west. The Franklin normally migrates from Canada southward down the middle of the continent. In appearance, its hooded in black, has a white body and black-tipped wings, and is shorter and stockier, with a more gently curved bill than a common laughing gull.Ovenbird:With a russet crown striped darkly and a bold white eye-ring, this plump pale-green warbler also has a white and black underside and pinkish legs. It often appears on the ground with its tail cocked and a song said to resemble a loud, teacher, teacher, teacher. It prefers summer hardwood forests where it builds leafcovered domes said to resemble an outdoor oven before migrating southward for the winter, where it can nd a rich buffet of invertebrates in the leaf litter here.Scissor-tailed ycatcher: With a summer range mostly in the open country of Texas and Oklahoma, this very long-tailed ycatcher is gray above and white to salmon pink below, with long white tail feathers tipped in black. Its a beautiful yer, settling on fence wires before moving up and out to catch insects on the wing. In winter it migrates to Mexico and Central America.Summer tanager:The male is the only wholly red bird in North America, the color of a re truck. The female is mustard yellow. Their talent is catching bees and wasps on the wing without being stung while ranging across the southern part of the U.S. and migrating in winter as far south as the middle of South America. The summer tanager inhabits pine and oak forests mostly north of Lake Okeechobee. The bird sounds like a robin in song, and its call is described as ki-ki-tuck. PHOTO BY DR. JOSE PADILLA-LOPEZ PHOTO BY DR. JOSE PADILLA-LOPEZ PHOTO BY EDITHA
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 NEWS A9 teurs and experts alike who conduct the now-famous Christmas bird count, a census of migrating individuals and species. They traverse given habitats on both public and private lands in radii of about 15 miles each, counting and recording everything they can see. Such counts are ongoing this week and in the next two weeks on both the east and west coasts of Florida, adding eyewitness observation to the single longest natural data set collected by any scientific group in the United States about 115 years, says Brad Cornell, a Southwest Florida policy staff member for Audubon Florida and Audubon of the western Everglades. The Audubon Society founders came up with this at the turn of the 20th century largely to stop the plume trade here in Florida, Mr. Cornell says. There was a tradition around the turn of the last century called the Christmas side-hunt, and it galled the Audubon societies. Dating from the 19th century, the Christmas side-hunt was a competitive holiday party in which members divided themselves into two sides, then went out and shot everything they could find animal or bird. The side with the most kills was declared the winner. But beginning on Christmas Day, 1900, the famous ornithologist Frank Chapman changed that by organizing a Christmas bird census to count creatures on the wing, instead of to shoot them. It became much more popular and it overshadowed the hunting on Christmas, notes Mr. Cornell. It also caught on and has carried on every year since.Bird counts and favoritesAlthough the bird count provides only a snapshot a limited data set the resulting numbers and species can give us glimpses into the health or lack of it in natural environments across almost half the world. If canaries are famously the early-warning monitors in coal mines, other birds especially the migrants may provide a warning system of sorts for the planet itself, suggests Mr. Cornell. In addition, the Christmas counts, like any forays organized to watch birds, also provide both an aesthetic joy and a chance for active meditation, as Dr. Padilla-Lopez describes it. That proves hugely rewarding to both birders (those who devote significant resources and time to become avocational experts) and to bird watchers (the more casual observers), they say. My favorite birds are the black skimmers I love to watch them skim over the water, says Linda Humphries, first vice president of Audubon of the Everglades, based in Palm Beach County. The chapter provides tours across Stormwater Treatment Area 1 (STA 1) and STA 2 the now widely known flamingo tours. For me its an aesthetic pleasure, she adds, but its also the pleasure of a puzzle, figuring out what the birds are doing. And when youre out in the middle of STA 1E off Blind Cow Road when youre in the middle of those fields its serene. Its a kind of magical experience. And I love it now in particular because this is the time of year when the ducks start coming in. The ducks. There are many, but of all of them the fulvous whistling-duck is her favorite, says Margaret England, president of the Hendry-Glades Audubon Society. Theyre spectacular, they have longer necks than most ducks, and Ive read that theyre more closely related to swans than to other ducks, she explains. The third year we did this count (about six years ago in STA 5/6, now about 16,000 acres just north of the Seminole Indian Reservation in Hendry County) we had thousands of these ducks, and a reporter put it in the paper. The next week people came to see them (in droves). After two hours, wed seen only two. But Ms. England and the Audubon Society have worked closely with scientists and officials of the South Florida Water Management District to bring in the public, and share the beauty of the birds. Especially inland, some species have shown both health and recovery from dangerously low numbers in the 1970s and s and s the snail kite, for Indigo and painted buntings:Two of the most vivid birds in North America display their brightest colors in the male of the species, and both can be found in winter Florida. The indigo bunting is a deep indigo (cerulean) blue with brown and buff edges but the female is brownish. It inhabits clearings and the edges of woodlands from Maine to Florida and west to Colorado and New Mexico, eating seeds and insects in low brush. The painted bunting, meanwhile, is usually found in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana, but it ranges into Florida south of Lake Okeechobee, and the Atlantic coastline in Georgia and the Carolinas, where it its through low brush and thickets eating insects and seeds. About the size of a childs hand, the male retains its spectacular colors reds, blues, greens and yellows all year, while the female is a soft greenish yellow.Swallow-tailed kite:This magni cent black-and-white raptor ies north to Florida from the Amazon basin at the very end of winter or early spring, arriving in March or April and staying the summer. Bird lovers grow rapturous about its aerial style. It drifts in pairs or greater numbers to execute uid calligraphic maneuvers close over the trees, ying like a tuxedo-clad jazzman might play: with intuitive grace, and with elegant and seemingly effortless spontaneity. It hunt small lizards, tree frogs, snakes and birds in the treetops, rarely alighting by day and drinking on the wing, by skimming over ponds, lakes or rivers.American white pelican: White with black markings, sometimes a pale yellow crest (when breeding) and a yellow-orange bill, this bird, one of the largest on the continent, skims the water with its bill to catch sh, rather than diving, like some pelicans. They also work together to herd sh into shallow waters. The American white pelican commonly lives in the north central Unites States and far to the north in Canada; but it migrates both to the Gulf Coast from Texas to Florida, and south from California deep into Mexico along the Paci c coast. PHOTO BY DR. JOSE PADILLA-LOPEZ PHOTO BY DR. JOSE PADILLA-LOPEZ PHOTO BY DAVID SPATES
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 example, a hawk that glides low and slow over wetland areas to eat snails almost exclusively. Last year during the Christmas count, we saw more snail kites than we have before we had 50, more than anybody else in the state of Florida, Ms. England says. Theyre nomads. I hope they will come back. And we had more of the purple swamp hen, now known as the grayheaded swamp hen, than anyplace else in the U.S. or Canada. Theyre an established exotic, which means they are countable now, and established. Last year, too, 124 species of birds were counted by the volunteers at STA 5/6. What will they find this year, and this week, and on this day?That remains the key question, always, for birders and bird watchers. Sources: National Geographics Field Guide to the Birds of North America. The website allaboutbirds. org. Photography courtesy of Dr. Jose Padilla-Lopez unless otherwise noted. Ruby-throated hummingbird: As is often the case, the male gives the bird its name, exhibiting a bright ruby throat and green anks, with a dark forked tail. It lives in the eastern to central U.S. and southern Canada seeking nectar from plants or feeders, but come fall it sets out for Central or South America, making stops in Florida and sometimes jumping the great Gulf of Mexico in a single ight.Peregrine falcon: With a black crown and nape and white or black-andwhite undersides, this raptor can live almost anywhere, including at the tops of cities scraping the sky. But its range extends from northernmost Canada into parts of the western United States and southward into Mexico but in winter, along the eastern seaboard of the U.S. and both the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. Thus it can y more than 15,000 miles in a year and sometimes fast. It eats mostly other birds, diving on them from above to knock them out of the sky, and reaching speeds of 200 miles per hour.Black-throated green warbler: Found mostly in the northeastern United States and Canada in coniferous forests, this little olive-green beauty with a bright yellow face and a black throat makes its way into winter Florida singing a song said to resemble, zee zee zee-zo-zee, or perhaps, trees trees whispering trees.American robin (red breast): With soft gray-brown colors above and a nearly brickred belly, this fat little feeder is widespread in North America, breeding sometimes as far west and north as Alaska. It can live in city or country, it always rises early literally to get the early worm, and its sometimes considered the hog of common birds (which may be why its conservation status is listed as Least Concern) it will eat many things without seeming discrimination. That includes the berries of such plants as the invasive Brazilian pepper after theyve fermented. Lovers of this bird have described it staggering around literally drunk, walking like a sailor home from a liberty bar. Prothonotary warbler: This plump warbler has a long bill with a dazzling yellow-gold top and belly, and blue-gray wings. Unlike other warblers, it nests in tree cavities or crannies, holes and nooks found low along streams or near slow or standing water. It ranges from about Lake Okeechobee north across the Eastern and Midwestern United States. PHOTOS BY DR. JOSE PADILLA-LOPEZ COURTESY PHOTODr. Jose Padilla-Lopez chasing birds in the Andes.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 A11 Suite366MIROMAR OUTLETSVisit MiromarOutlets.com for complete list of holiday hours. LOCATION: I-75, Exit 123, Corkscrew Road/Miromar Outlets Blvd. In Estero, between Naples & Fort Myers 12232415-3270 Black skimmer: This is the only American bird that has a longer mandible on the bottom than on the top and for good reason: it ploughs the shallow water as it ies, seeking sh with a bill that is blood-red and tipped in black. Dressed in a black back, with a black crown and a snow-white belly and face, the black skimmer appears along coastal North America from southern California and Mexico to the entire length of the Gulf Coast and north up the Atlantic coast to New England.Piping plover:This little pale-sand shorebird appears along the beaches of the Atlantic and the Gulf in clustered groups that suggest there are many. But there are not. Its number has dwindled, which means its enchanting dashes along the beach a very quick bird with bright orange legs are seen less frequently than in the past. It breeds in central and western Canada and in New England and northeastern Canada, before wintering along the Gulf Coast and the southeastern Atlantic coast.Red knot sandpiper:One of the farthest-traveling species on the planet, this extraordinary shorebird can y more than 18,000 miles in a single year, from the southern tip of South America to the central Canadian Arctic where it breeds in summer, and back. Its yways cross the interior of the continents not only South and Central America, but the U.S. and Canada, from Texas up through Oklahoma and New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana, ranging as far west in Canada as Alberta. As with any migrating shorebirds but especially this one, birders and ornithologists suggest or insist, beg or plead that beachgoers never ush or scare these birds. Every time they take ight, they use energy. And every molecule of energy they can collect and store while not ying on their long journeys southward or northward is a molecule in the credit column of survival. PHOTO BY JEAN HALL PHOTO BY JACK NEVITT PHOTO BY DR. JOSE PADILLA-LOPEZ
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 16850 S. Tamiami Trail, Ft Myers, FL 33908 CALL: (239)693-2275 Mon-Sat: 10 AM 7 PM / Sun: 10 AM 6 PM Brand name collections, Teak, Wicker, Aluminum and Cast Aluminum MANY BELOW our COST! Lloyd Flanders Woodard Les Jardin WinDward WhiteCraft PRide And more... BRAND NAMES FOR LESS!!! PATIO FURNITURE.COM outlet storePearl Harbor Remembrance Day at Villa at Terracina GrandBERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY Quartermaster Jim Buchholz, Commandant Scott Richardson, detachment member Jack Moran and Naples Young Marines Commander Robert Kemp of the Marine Corps League of Naples, E.T. Brisson Detachment #063 The Marine Corps League of Naples presents the Folding of the Flag ceremony, as Quartermaster Jim Buchholz, left, reads the symbols of each of the 13 folds. Marine veteran Bob Boehlow and Capt. Johnna Dettis, U.S. Navy (ret.), medical director of Collier County Honor Flight Walter Schacht, Craig Castello and Jane Wood Bruce Inman, Marthe Lawrence, Julie Badour and Diane Finch Senior Army Instructor, Major John Sarnecky, center, joined by Julie Badour and members of the Palmetto Ridge High School JROTC
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 NEWS A13 weekend. Liz Abbott of Fort Myers says that not only is she over the heat, so is her 8-year old daughter, Liza Jayne, who attends Tanglewood Elementary. They had Ugly Holiday Sweater Day at school last week and Liza Jayne, refused to participate, says Ms. Abbott. She told me, Mommy, its 86 degrees out. Its too hot for a sweater! I certainly couldnt argue her point. Even the snowbirds have been heard squawking about the weather. For some, its too hot and humid to golf or to play pickle ball; and most werent expecting to be running their air-conditioning 24/7 in December. Unfortunately, relief is still far away. Mr. Van Winkles colleague at NBC2, meteorologist Jason Dunning says Southwest Florida will experience record warmth on Christmas Day. The heat wave, he explains, is a combination of two factors. We have an incredibly strong El Nino this year, which promotes an above average warmer weather pattern in the Northeast and it directly affects our temperatures down here. But thats not all. The main player is the Arctic Oscillation index. This means that when the index is positive, as its been this season, theres low pressure that keeps the cold Arctic winds locked in Alaska and that region, so its not spilling into the rest of the United States; that, along with the El Nino, means heat and humidity for Southwest Florida. Rose O Dell King, owner and operator of Rosy Tomorrows Heritage Farm, says this unseasonable weather can affect farms in a big way. We anticipated El Nino, says Ms. O Dell King, so we planted a more tropical variety of crops like cilantro, kale and herbs that do well in warmth and humidity. But its too hot for greens we would normally have this time of year like arugula, spinach and others that need that kiss of cold air to develop the sweet flavor theyre known for and iceberg lettuce just melts in this weather. Usually, its much drier this time of year, but the fields at Rosy Tomorrows are filled with large patches of mud. The moisture increases problems for mold and mildew; its a real one-two punch for a farm with the heat and the rain. On the plus side, Ms. O Dell King says the pigs on her farm are in hog heaven, They have lots of mud and water to wallow in, so theyre celebrating. The grass is growing and the cows love having lots to eat, so we have more cows on the farm than we might ordinarily have this time of year. While this warm, soupy weather may have pigs and cows rejoicing, humans are ready to get out of the A/C and show off their favorite boots and scarves. But, Mr. Dunning says well have to wait a little longer, Weve had a pattern this year where the chilly air stalls right around the I-4 corridor near Orlando and Tampa, which can be a cold front graveyard; but theres an excellent chance for lower temperatures in the last couple of days of the year. Hopefully, Southwest Floridians will be able to break out their scarves by New Years Eve. WEATHERFrom page 1Neapolitan Penny Wigglesworth has been named Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour Lady of the Month for December. The recognition is part of a 2015 yearlong program in which the boutique has honored one local woman per month who exhibits the three Cs: character, community involvement and charitable giving of time, treasures and talents. Ms. Wigglesworth is co-founder of the Penny Bear Company. In 1995, along with her friend Marilyn Freeman, she created the nonprofit organization while volunteering with a hospice organization. While there, Ms. Wigglesworth met 16-year-old Seth Bailey, who had been diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 3. Realizing Seth needed a purpose, I decided to make him vice president of The Penny Bear Company, she says. They created the special bear and a book to help others who were critically ill and going through a difficult time. Since then, bears have been donated to people in need locally and all over the world, including Haiti, Guatemala, Afghanistan, Israel and France. Ms. Wigglesworth, who has Parkinsons disease, also created the Circle of Hope program that provides support for people whose lives have been affected by Parkinsons disease, cancer, the responsibilities of care giving or those who are experiencing a life transition during a time of bereavement. Helping people and gaining their trust to openly share and learn from one another is a wonderful gift, she says. As a mentor for the Junior Women of Initiative program with the Boys and Girls Club of Collier County for the past 10 years, she has made sure that each girl in the program receives a Penny Bear of her own. The Ooh La La Ladies program was designed by sisters and co-owners, Amy Turner and Tammy Turner Kipp as part of the boutiques fifth anniversary celebration. Year-end Ooh La La Lady of the Month understands the importance of helpingCOURTESY PHOTOPenny Wigglesworth with some of her Penny Bears.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 QAQ: A: John Giglio President, CEO Freedom Boat Club 350 Boats 15 Area Locationsfreedomboatclub.comDo boat clubs offer boats for rent or purchase? Theres a difference between a boat club, rental operator and new/used boat dealer. Each offers a great service to boaters, but each has its own unique focus, advantages and benefits. Boat clubs are designed for folks who want to access a versatile fleet of boats on a regular basis, at an affordable cost of entry. Freedom Boat Club has 350+ late model boats in SW Florida and 950 nationwide. Year round members have reciprocal access to nearly 100 locations in 19 states, including 15 in SW Florida! FBC provides free boat training through Coast Guard licensed captains. We dont rent or sell boats, but we do take trades toward membership. Boat rental operators rent boats, often in tourist destinations. Their focus is to make a boat available for one time or occasional usage. If the type and condition of the boat and engine hours dont matter, the rental option may be your best bet. Boat dealers sell new and/or used boats. If you plan to boat frequently and prefer to outfit yourself, ownership will make the most sense. Analyze the amount of time you plan to boat and the costs of ownership including storage, maintenance and service. 877.804.0402Everybody loves the Naples Christmas ParadeBOB RAYMOND / FLORIDA WEEKLYDelores Sorey Sheriff Kevin Rambosk and Patty RamboskChris Ryker and Alan Ryker Grand Marshal Thelma Hodges Pat OConnor Bugsy Marilyn Gedacio, Kathy Barakas and Priscilla Perez Edlene Francois, Widline Duverg and Raul Cano II Kara Colon and Cristina Castillo a tt y Rambos k Chris Ry ker and Alan R yk er G rand Marshal Thelma Hod g e s
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See it at the Wilson Lighting Showroom.Beach Bright.SINCE 1975Are we safe?As if 2015 werent bad enough for the Department of Homeland Security (e.g., in June, internal DHS tests revealed that its Transportation Security Administration failed to stop 67 of 70 guns passing through airport screeners), a U.S. congressman revealed in December that, based on a congressional staff investigation, 72 DHS employees currently appear on the FBIs terrorist watch list. He admitted to Boston Public Radio that DHSs record makes him squeamish about our ability to vet Syrian refugees. (Being on the FBI list is not a prohibited category for buying guns, either, and in fact, the Government Accountability Office reported that 91 percent of listees attempts to purchase guns in the last 10 years succeeded.) The continuing crisisThe vice president of human resources at the Washington Post issued a formal memo in December to reassure female employees in its sleek new office building that people in the seveth floors central hub could definitely not see up their skirts as they walked on the indoor eighthfloor balcony overhang, even through the clear glass barriers. The memo cited HRs multiple futile attempts, from many viewing angles, to see no-nos, and thus concluded that the ladies are safe. Nonetheless, the memo encouraged all employees, when in the seventh floor hub, not to look up. Leading economic indicators Dr. Raymond Schinazi was a federal government employee when he led the team that discovered sofosbuvir, which completely cures hepatitis C patients with an 84-pill regimen, but, as he recently told CBS News, he only worked for the government /8ths of the time and, conveniently, it was during the other 1/8th that he found sofosbuvir. He admits now that he made $400 million selling his sofosbuvir company in 2012 to Gilead Sciences, which famously set sofosbuvirs price for 84 pills to $84,000. Now, the Department of Veterans Affairs, with 233,000 war vets with hep-C, tells Congress that it needs much more money, even though Gilead has cut the VAs price in half (to $42,000 per treatment, or $9.66 billion). (In a 2013 medical journal, Dr. Schinazi revealed that sofosbuvir could be manufactured for about $17 a pill, or $1,400 for an entire treatment.) Famously, of course, no central characters from big banks went to jail for crashing the economy and causing thousands to lose their homes and jobs, but the U.S. Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission seem rather proud that at least they pressured several banks to pay the government billions of dollars in civil-case settlements. However, the activist group U.S. PIRG revealed in December that of the 10 largest such federal settlements, where banks and corporations paid a total of $80 billion, more than half was characterized as tax-deductible. (In addition, of course, all of the $80 billion was ultimately paid by the banks and corporations stockholders rather than by wrongdoing employees.) Questionable judgments It may be the most confusing traffic light youve ever seen, wrote The Boston Globe in December, describing a pedestrian crossing in Cambridge, Mass. If the three clusters of three lights each are dark, drivers proceed. If a pedestrian comes along, one light will blink yellow, then solid yellow, then two solid yellows, then two reds, until two flashing red lights in each cluster appear and in Cambridge (and only Cambridge!), flashing red lights mean ... go (unless pedestrians are actually present). The city has prepared a 12-diagram pamphlet to explain the whole thing, and officials say they have statistical proof from tests that the system enhances safety. It was Nick Silvestri, 19, of Seaford, Long Island, who, seated in the orchestra section of the Broadway comedy Hand to God on July 2, left his seat to plug his iPhone into an electrical outlet on the stage set. Actors, patrons, and management went nuts, but Mr. Silvestri ultimately was allowed to stay, and the show resumed. The set designer Beowulf Boritt said later he was proud that he had created a stage set so realistic that the electrical outlet (which of course was attached to nothing) looked so authentic. Cliche come to lifeThe Angelina County Sheriffs Office (Lufkin, Texas) reported responding to a 911 call about shots fired at a home on Nov. 8, but made no arrest. The male resident was sitting in his pickup, admittedly drunk, and having listened to a sad song on his favorite station, he of course pulled his .22-caliber pistol and shot the radio. According to the report, Suspects wife took possession of the handgun and suspect. Ironies Sweet: (1) As deputy leader of Scotlands South Lanarkshire Council, Jackie Burns was instrumental in the budgetary closing of all 24 public toilets in the area. In November, Mr. Burns was fined (the equivalent of about $60) after he, out on the town, could hold it in no longer and urinated in the street. (2) Hector Segura, 29, in town for a Washington, D.C., conference on drug policy reform (with most attendees certain that the war on drugs has failed) was found by police naked in a flower bed in a neighborhood near his hotel in Arlington, Va., with (according to police) bath salts the culprit. It required two Taser shots to subdue him as he pounded on a squad car. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 NEWS A17 omas Quigley, M.D.Board Certied Eye Physician & Surgeonwww.doctorquigley.comFREEEYE EXAMFOR NEW PATIENTSNo Hidden Charges: It is our policy that the patient and or any other person responsible for payment or be reimburse by payment or any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of reimburse within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. Offer does not apply to Freedom and Optimum health plan participants.CODE: FW00SP27823complete medical exam with one of our board certied eye doctors includes prescription for eyeglasses, and tests for cataracts, glaucoma and other eye diseases. Offer applies to new patients 59 years and older. Coupon Expires 12/31/15.Naples Bonita Springs CLUB NOTES The Naples Doll Club meets at 11:30 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of the month at Mayflower Congregational Church, 2900 County Barn Road in Naples. the next meetings are Jan. 6 and 20. Meetings and workshops are open to all who love and enjoy the beauty of dolls from antique to contemporary. For more information, call 5300010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Naples Model Yacht Club welcomes all who love to race radiocontrolled model sailboats following the Racing Rules of Sailing that are used by full-scale boats. Membership in the American Model Yacht Association is required. Many club members are former owners of sailboats who still love to race, but dont want the hassle of maintaining a full-sized boat. Club headquarters are at North Collier Regional Park, at the pond just south of Sun n Fun Water Park. The club races five classes, each on its own day of the week. Monthly membership meetings also take place at the pond. For more information, visit naplesmyc.org. Naples Writers Forum offers free weekly workshops for writers of all levels from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays at St. John The Redeemer Church, 625 111th Ave. N. (in the Claussen Family Center, which is the third building on the campus). Attendees should bring 10 copies of one page of fiction, non-fiction, memoir or poetry for critique. For more information, call Gary Melhart at 9493621 or email email@example.com. Naples Ship Modelers is an informal group dedicated to the hobby of building wooden ship models. Members meet at 9:30 a.m. on the first and third Saturdays of every month at the Landmark Naples community in North Naples. The next meetings are Jan. 2 and 16. For more information, call Dick Ritchie at 594-0868 or email dcritchie@ comcast.net. The Gulf Breeze Button Club meets at 11:30 a.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at the Golden Gate Community Center. The next meeting is Jan. 5. All who are interested in collecting and studying antique clothing buttons are welcome. For more information, call 682-6117. Tech4Good SWFL holds its monthly meeting from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church. Staff and volunteers from area nonprofit organizations are invited to come for hands-on social media advice and help using Facebook, Twitter, Tweetdeck, Hootsuite, Bit.ly, Pinterest, Tumblr, Google+ and other social media tools. Meeting admission and membership are free. For more information, visit tech4goodswfl.org. The Naples chapter of Ikebana International meets at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, in the FGCU Research Center at Naples Botanical Garden. All are welcome. Admission is free. There will be a full ginza or marketplace with ikebana materials. Non-members are asked to email ikebananaples@gmail. com to RSVP. For more information about the organization, visit ikebananaples.com. The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 10670-Naples meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Naples Municipal Airport. The next meeting is Jan. 6. The chapter also invites the public to a pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. on the second Sunday of the month in the pilots lounge at Naples Municipal Airport. The next breakfast is Jan. 10. Admission for $5 includes pancakes, eggs, bacon or sausage and orange juice. All proceeds benefit the EAA Young Eagles program that acquaints youth ages 8-17 with aviation as a career. The local EAA chapter is one of approximately 1,700 chapters worldwide. Members are pilots, student pilots, plane builders and aviation enthusiasts. For more information, call 649-6627 or visit eaa1067.com. Visitors who own or admire Corvettes are welcome to attend Corvettes of Naples meetings at 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month at Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church in North Naples. The next meeting is Jan. 7. For more information, visit corvettesofnaplesfl.com. Email club news to Cindy Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 (Adult & Pediatric) MEET OUR PHYSICIANSPenny J. Orr, OD, MD, MD, OD, OD SWFLEYE.COM CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT! Traffic deputies are on the roadHeres where Collier County Sheriffs Office traffic-enforcement deputies will be the week of Dec. 28-Jan. 1: Monday, Dec. 28 Airport-Pulling and Pine Ridge roads: Red-light running Bayshore Drive and U.S. 41 East: Aggressive driving Rattlesnake Hammock Road and Collier Boulevard: Aggressive driving Tuesday, Dec. 29 Piper Boulevard: Aggressive driving Davis and Santa Barbara boulevards: Speeding Golden Gate Parkway and I-75 southbound exit: Red-light running Wednesday, Dec. 30 Immokalee and Oil Wess roads: Speeding Radio and Airport-Pulling roads: Aggressive driving Golden Gate and Coronado parkways: Aggressive driving Thursday, Dec. 31 Creekside Boulevard and GoodletteFrank Road: Aggressive driving U.S. 41 East and Collier Boulevard: Speeding Immokalee and Airport-Pulling roads: Aggressive driving Friday, Jan. 1 U.S. 41 North and Pine Ridge Road: Redlight running Naples Boulevard: Speeding Collier Boulevard and Mission Hills Drive: Speeding Tune up your driving skills in the New YearAARP offers classes to help older drivers learn about new traffic laws, refresh their driving skills and reduce their risk for tickets and accidents. Drivers over age 55 might be eligible for a discount on auto insurance. Cost is $15 for AARP members, $20 for others. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the number listed with the session you wish to attend. Heres whats coming up where. Unless otherwise, noted, classes are from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14: St. Williams Ministry Center, 750 Seagate Drive, Naples; 273-6317. Monday, Jan. 18: Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1225 Piper Blvd, Naples; 596-6007. Thursday, Jan. 21: Marco Island Lutheran Church, 525 Collier Blvd., Marco Island; (734) 968-3105. Friday, Jan. 29: Golden Gate Senior Center, 4898 Coronado Parkway, Naples; 732-5310 to register. BEHIND THE WHEEL With a hatchback body and huge spoiler, GLA45 AMG is a wild and unexpected MercedesGo ahead and scratch your head the first time you look at this contradiction of a car. We sure did. The bold tri-star badge in front looks like your bankers Mercedes AMG, but the rears hatchback body with huge spoiler looks like it belongs to his sons Subaru. It is a bonkers combination that would never be expected from MercedesBenz, and thats why it has a raw attractiveness. The GLA45 AMG is anarchy on wheels. Mercedes loves to call this car a crossover, because hatchback is still synonymous with cheap in North America. Over in Europe where they love the versatility of this design, the GLA is close to the compact wagon A-Class model line. In fact, globally sold GLA comes within a few inches in every dimension of the A-Class, including height. The sports suspension on the GLA45 even lowers the car 1.8 inches to make this a true performance machine. So while the dealer might call this one a crossover, dont be fooled by a name. Inside all the main components look and feel like those that Mercedes puts in every car whether it costs $40,000 or $400K. But the quality of the little details is a reminder that this one is on the lower end of the Benz scale. An exception is the optional sports front seat package. They are expensive at $2,250, but Recaro specially developed these with enough power bolstering options to make them an amazing combination of snug and allday comfortable. There is a perfect moment that happens every time the motor is started. It fires up with the mischievous rumble of a small racecar, but not so loud to become the enemy of the neighborhood. This is all courtesy of a 2.0-liter motor given turbocharged boost turned up to a massive 26.1 psi of boost. That means it has an output of 355 hp, which is about the same as the seven-passenger Mercedes GL450 SUV packed into a car thats small enough to fit in its shadow. The combination of diminutive size, sports suspension and a motor turbocharged to within an inch of its life gives the GLA45 the feeling of a firework ready to explode. When it comes to mashing the accelerator for passing, theres a cheery little burrraaapp from the exhaust like the motor is finally happy. Even in the mildest Eco mode, the GLA45 will gladly kick down a gear or two in the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic just to spool up a little extra boost. Passengers get pinned to the back of their seats in a rush of power. Just as the RPMs hit the redline, theres a crack of backfire that snarls from the dual exhaust. The last part has no functional significance except to serve as a warning to the slower cars and put a little devilish grin on the drivers face. This kind of beastly fun is available from other carmakers that love to bolt-on big turbo power, but none of them are a Mercedes. The standard 4Matic all-wheel drive can cope with quick boosts of speed from the AMG motor. This traction combined with the sports suspension and the sticky tires give it a solid feeling going down the road that isnt found on any other hot hatchback. But it is not just roadholding that makes this a Mercedes; it is also the price. The GLA45 AMG starts at $48,300. Add in the options that got us excited, and this hatchback can easily rival serious sports cars like the Porsche Boxster and Chevrolet Corvette. Still, those are the kind of cars that are out to impress others. The GLA45 is more for personal enjoyment. This eccentric Mercedes is not likely to find too many people who are willing to pay serious money for a seriously hot hatchback (they even offer the same components in the similarly small CLA45 sports sedan for those who need to be more conventional.) So those of you who are tempted by a turbo Mercedes with a huge rear wing should hurry up before the bean counters cancel this one. It is the rebel that puts a smile on your face, and the GLA45s certain rarity might make it a future classic. mylesKORNBLATTmk@autominded.com Gianluca Claus
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 239-449-3499 | www.RiverchaseDermatology.comWEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20 6-8PMNorth Naples Location: 1015 Crosspointe DrivePlease join us for our cosmetic open house where guests can meet the medical providers and product representatives, cash in on deep discounts on all cosmetic products and services, enjoy light hors doeuveres, and be entered to win a makeover package of a lifetime!*Makeover package winner MUST be present to win. COSMETIC OPEN HOUSEWIN THE MAKEOVER PACKAGE OF A LIFETIME VALUED AT $7000!* Bring a purse to donate to Dress for Success SW Florida and receive $20 SPA BUCKS! $ Attendance is complimentary, but RSVP is required.The holidays dont have to mean extra pounds UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDAIf youre trying to avoid holiday weight gain, nutrition expert Michelle Cardel has some tips, tricks and advice to help you succeed. On average, most American adults gain 2 pounds a year. That doesnt sound like a lot, but it can add up over the years, says Ms. Cardel, an assistant professor at the University of Floridas College of Medicine. Her are her tips for staying healthy through the holidays and into the New Year: Deprivation doesnt work We like to dichotomize food into good and bad, but there is no food that you should feel guilty eating. Its all about portion control, Ms. Cardel says. If your mom makes amazing pecan pie, have a slice and then brush your teeth so youre not tempted to have more. Thats better than not eating any at all and watching everyone else enjoy it, because that doesnt work over the long term. Watch for emotional triggers Its not just the festive mood that can lead to overeating, Ms. Cardel says. For some people, the holidays can be really stressful, and that can influence them to eat in ways they wouldnt normally eat. Being aware of your feelings and why youre reaching for that second piece of pie can help you stay on track. Revamp favorite recipes My family is from Puerto Rico, and we love to do Latin dishes. I substitute nonfat Greek yogurt instead of sour cream; it tastes exactly the same, Ms. Cardel says. Her other secret weapon? Avocado. She uses it instead of mayonnaise in deviled eggs and even blends it into chocolate mousse. Its super tasty and decadent. She also makes lasagna with steamed cabbage in place of pasta. You dont miss the pasta. I layer it with low-fat cottage cheese, sauce, ground turkey and sauted veggies to amp up the nutrition. Alcohol can be a triple whammy Alcohol not only packs empty calories, but also can decrease your inhibitions, leading to overeating. Theres this idea that drinking gives you a beer belly, but its not necessarily the drinking, its the food that comes in association, Ms. Cardel says. Additionally, people who are dehydrated often mistakenly think theyre hungry, she adds. Have a glass of water. If you still feel hungry in five minutes, then get something to eat, she advises. Start a new tradition It might seem like a long shot to get your family up and about after a big holiday meal, but building in some activity can make the season healthier and more festive. It could be something simple like bocce or cornhole, or a big family walk. Its about getting outside and moving instead of falling into food coma, Ms. Cardel says. One thing you shouldnt do: Never push your agenda when it comes to healthy behavior; it can easily be seen as shaming. Just get outside with the people who want to go. When everyone sees you guys having fun, theyll be more likely to go out and have fun too. Dont beat yourself up If you fail, focus on figuring out why instead of berating yourself. Take time to think and assess why it happened. Were you stressed? Did you not get enough sleep? Be kind to yourself. Things happen. Life happens. It's about progress, not perfection. Michelle Cardels Cabbage Lasagna Ground beef or turkey (about 1.25 pounds, seasoned however you like) 2 cloves garlic 1 head cabbage 1 big container low-fat cottage cheese 1 cups shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese (or any cheeses you want) 1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce 16-ounce can of fire-roasted tomatoes Veggies (I like to throw in some fresh tomatoes and sauted onions, mushrooms and spinach) 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 2. Steam the cabbage and then dry it (if not, the lasagna becomes runny). 3. Saut any veggies you want added in to the mix. 4. Saut the seasoned meat with a little olive oil and the garlic. Add the fire-roasted tomatoes and mix in with the meat. 5. In a large lasagna pan, layer the cabbage, then add meat, spaghetti sauce, cottage cheese and then shredded cheese. Do another layer just like the first. 6. Bake 30-40 minutes. Sometimes I like to broil it for a minute or two at the end to let the cheese get crusty. Sea Salt Chocolate Avocado Mousse. 1/3 cup honey 2 ripe avocados, chopped 4 ounces dark chocolate pieces 1/3 cup cocoa powder 3 TBS coconut oil 2 TBS shredded coconut 1 tsp coarse sea salt 1. Melt dark chocolate, honey and coconut oil over medium heat for 3-5 minutes in saucepan. 2. Combine melted chocolate mixture with avocados, sea salt, coconut and cocoa powder in a food processor. Blend until smooth. 3. Place in the fridge and chill for at least four hours. COURTESY PHOTO Michelle Cardels chocolate mousse has a secret ingredient: avocado. HEALTHY LIVING
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BY KIM CAMPBELL THORNTONUniversal UclickIts every kids dream to wake up to a puppy or kitten beneath the tree on Christmas morning. Last year, Clifford R. Robinson and his family helped make that dream come true for two families. Louisiana SPCA has a surprise holiday delivery program that allows families to choose dogs they want to adopt in advance and then have them delivered for the holidays. The Robinson family, who live in New Orleans, fostered two beagle puppies, preparing them for their new homes. We had them for about two weeks, giving them as much housebreaking and other training as possible, Robinson says. Then on Christmas, my two daughters dressed up as elves and brought them to the families houses as a special delivery from Santa. Foster families such as the Robinsons allow shelters throughout the country to place animals in homes where they can get special care or simply make room for other animals in the shelter. Foster homes are good choices for puppies or kittens who need preparation for family life; senior pets, who may be traumatized by a stay in a shelter; or pets with health problems, who need special care before they can be adopted. The Robinson family became interested in foster care a few years ago when their daughter enrolled in LA-SPCAs volunteer training program. They love their two Labrador retrievers, but being a foster family allows them to spend time with other dogs and puppies without making a lifetime commitment. Delivering Christmas beagles is possibly the most memorable foster experience the Robinsons have had as adoption ambassadors with Louisiana SPCA, but they have many fond memories of various foster pups. One was Luna, a scared puppy who was found with her littermates when she was approximately 3 months old. When we brought her home, she ran as far away from us as she could, hiding in corners of the house or under the couch, Robinson says. It was terrifying, because we knew if she couldnt adjust to being around people, there would be no hope for her to be adopted. Robinson spent hours lying on the floor with natural peanu t butt er slathered on an extended hand, inching ever closer to her with the hope that she would take a lick or two. Family members would walk around dropping shredded cheese or roast beef on the floor so Luna would associate people with delicious treats. But it was their two Labrador retrievers, Nikki and Tessa, who finally taught Luna that people were OK. She would come sit near us or even play with us when she saw them giving and receiving affection, Robinson says. The intensive socialization resulted in Lunas successful adoption. The Robinsons became close friends with the adopter and still see Luna frequently. Robinson attributes much of their success to the guidance of the familys own dogs. When foster dogs arrive without good house manners or leash manners, they have Nikki and Tessa as role models. The two Labs show their canine compatriots how to behave. When we give them a stable, loving environment and Nikki and Tessa show them that it is OK to trust people, we rapidly see them settle down, and their true, sweet personalities get to emerge, Robinson says. The foster program seemed like a great way to help dogs find new homes and to contribute in a meaningful way to the SPCA, Robinson says. I think we and our dogs have a lot to offer foster dogs, in terms of training and socialization, to help them get a good start or a fresh start. Katherine and Brenna Robinson prepare to deliver foster puppy Hershey to his new family. PET TALESThe best giftFostering pets gives them a chance for a fresh start with a new family Pets of the Week>>Buddy the Elf is a tiny, neutered, young adult terrier mix who believes the best way to spread holiday cheer is singing loud for all to hear.>>Cider is a neutered, 6-month-old American bulldog mix who is eagerly learning puppy manners at his foster home while awaiting his forever home.>>Nala is a spayed, 6-year-old domestic shorthair whose beautiful eyes seem to be saying, Take me home.>>Sugar Smack is a neutered, 3-monthold American bulldog mix who has started learning his puppy manners and is excited to grow up in a loving home of his own.To adopt or foster a petThis weeks adoptable pets are from Brookes Legacy Animal Rescue, an all-volunteer, foster home rescue organization. For more information, call 434-7480, email Admin@BrookesLegacyAnimalRescue.org or visit brookeslegacyanimalrescue.com.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 NEWS A23 World Renowned Cataract Surgeon, David C. BrownM.D., F.A.C.S NEW LOCATION IN CAPE CORAL! Coralwood Shopping Center 2301 Del Prado Blvd S, #820 Cape Coral, FL 33990 THE STEM CELLMEDICAL FACIALFast, Simple & Painless! Restore your youthful appearance naturally with medical-grade serum to improve the appearance of ne lines, wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, pore size, skin tone and texture.AGE MANAGEMENT HEALTHCARE FACIAL PLASTIC SURGEON DR. JOHN M. NASSIF, MD, FACSOlympia Medical Plaza // 2350 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples, FL 34109 // Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM 239.494.4441 // NAPLESMEDI-SPA.COMINTRODUCTORY PRICE$99.00 BEFORE AFTER THE DIVA DIARIESNot everyone goes into orbit over Star WarsSo I hear a few good movies opened in theaters this past weekend just in time for Christmas, including the longawaited fourth chapter in the animated chipmunk saga, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip. Word has it that folks are really chirping about this one. Also, theres Tina Fey and Amy Pohler co-starring as siblings in Sisters which looks super funny although to me, they dont look related at all; they look more like Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton. Still, I definitely want to see it. Another movie, a little science fiction flick called Star Wars: The Force Awakens, also opened to some fanfare and such. Look, Ill just come out and say it: Im just not that into Star Wars. I just wasnt born with that science fiction/ fantasy chip that apparently everyone else in the world was. According to online ticket vendor Fandango, the new Star Wars movie earned more than $100 million in presale tickets before it even opened. Obviously, Star Wars is superpopular. So, its kind of wonky that its not my thing, because I usually like whats popular. A few of my favorite things include yoga pants, Adele and bacon all VERY popular. But when it comes to Star Wars, alas, the force is not with moi. My very first date, ever, was when I was 15. My boyfriend, Bill, who was 17, took me to a showing of the original Star Wars because he couldnt believe Id never seen it (it had come out in 1977 and was quickly revived in 1980 probably because even back then, before online sales and the Internet were invented, it was making bazillions). Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope made zero sense to me. I nudged Bill as the film began and whispered, How can this be episode four? Isnt this the first one? Its the first one, right? Ssssshhhh, he responded. Just watch. He was totally into Star Wars and I was totally into him, so I zipped my lip and paid attention. The opening title sequence was 3-D-esque and totally rad (sorry, it was 1980), and the score was so dramatic it still gives me tingles to this day. If youre a person of a certain age, the opening line: A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away is bound to take you back to a time in your life thats a long time ago and far, far away. For me, it was sitting in that movie theater with Bill, trying to understand Star Wars. What I remember most was being really worried about the robots er, droids (sorry) C-3PO and R2-D2. They were dear and cute, but always stuck in precarious situations of peril and I was so worried about their safety. For me, those two fellas were like the horses and dogs in movies that you grow attached to and then you get scared because you think theyre going to die. Meanwhile, I couldnt have cared a whit about all the flying, shooting, explosions, light sabers and Death Stars. Bill, however, gripped the edge of his seat even though hed already seen it several times. On the way home in his green Honda Civic, I wanted to ask questions. Like, was the movie set in the future or in the past? Why were some people, like Han Solo, normal, while other people like Darth Vader were creepy and masked? Why did Princess Leia have those braided buns on each side of her head when her hair would have been much prettier worn down? But, I just told Bill how bitchin (again, it was the s) the movie was because I knew how much he loved it. Bill and I broke up a few months later due to having almost nothing in common, other than a mutual fondness for ELO. Im certain he was first in line for Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back as well as for all the Star Trek movies, and Ill bet these days hes a Game of Thrones fan. Meanwhile, I never saw another Star Wars sequel or prequel. I did, however, happily find my own favorite s movies, including Tootsie, Terms of Endearment and The Breakfast Club. I like to picture Bill taking his grandkids to the new Star Wars movie. Maybe Ill run into him while buying popcorn when I see Sisters. I sure hope so because I need him to answer the question: Was the original Star Wars set in the future or the past? Ciao for now, my lovelies! Stay tuned for another divalicious diary entry next week stephanieDAVIS firstname.lastname@example.org
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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 BUSINESS B3 MONEY & INVESTINGTheres an extended warranty theyre not telling you aboutDuring this holiday shopping season many of you either have or will be purchasing some rather expensive items from TVs to tablets to appliances. And with a lot of these purchases you will be asked if you would like to add on an extended warranty. But when should you buy that warranty and when should you decline? To answer these questions, we must explore the two types of warranties for consumer products. The first is an expressed warranty. This is a guarantee expressly given to you by the manufacturer of the product you are buying. For example, a car manufacturer may give you a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty on your car where it promises to fix anything that breaks down on the vehicle. Or Apple may give you a one-year warranty on an iPhone, where if the smart phone is somehow defective, it will replace it free of charge. What most consumers do not realize is that with every purchase they make, they also receive an Implied Warranty of Merchantability. I didnt know what this was either until my commercial law professor at UVa explained it to our class. In very basic terms, it means that when you buy something from a store, it should perform the function for which it was sold according to a reasonable person. What does this mean? Well lets say that you buy a high-end $10,000 refrigerator. And lets say that after 13 months, the entire frame of the refrigerator just collapses, making it totally useless. I think it would be safe to say that a reasonable person would agree that when buying a $10,000 refrigerator, it should not completely break apart after 13 months. So by law, the manufacturer of the refrigerator must stand behind its product even if the product is past the expiration of its expressed one-year warranty. But what if after 10 years, one of the tubes carrying water to that same refrigerators ice dispenser started to leak? I think a reasonable person would agree that the refrigerator did perform its function for a reasonable time from when it was purchased, so something like that would not be covered under the implied warranty. As you can see, an implied warranty in many cases is more art than science. It really comes down do a single word reasonable. What would a reasonable person believe in a given situation? Should a lawn mower properly function for three years without breaking? Or four? Should a laptop still perform flawlessly after two years? Clearly there is a lot of gray area with this law. So does the existence of the Implied Warranty of Merchantability mean you should never buy an extended warranty? Absolutely not. First, getting a company to actually act on an implied warranty is often no easy task. Often you have to speak with a high-level supervisor or manager within customer service or even a companys legal department. So if you are a person who hates dealing with customer service or gives up easily in the face of rejection, it may be worth it to you just to buy the extended warranty to avoid the frustration of trying to exercise your rights. Second, an extended warranty may give you protection beyond what an implied warranty would give you. For example, it may be reasonable for a pool pump to function for two years but an extended warranty may guarantee its function for three. And finally, an extended warranty may give you better options when a purchase does break down compared to an implied warranty. With an extended warranty on a computer, the manufacturer may pay to have a service technician come to the buyers house to fix the unit while under an implied warranty the manufacturer may require the consumer ship the unit back to the company at the buyers expense in order to fix the problem. So as you can see, the implied warranty of merchantability can take the place of an extended warranty but it may also involve a lot more hassle and frustration compared to buying an expressed warranty. But knowing that you have it with any purchase may blunt some of the many scare tactics some retailers use in order to convince you to buy that extended warranty. Plus, how smart will you look when the next time a salesperson asks if you would like to purchase an extended warranty and you just reply, No thank you as Article 2, Section 314 and 315 of the Uniform Commercial Code grants me an implied warranty of merchantability and fitness for this product. It will blow their mind. Eric Bretan, the co-owner of Ricks Estate & Jewelry Buyers in Punta Gorda, was a senior derivatives marketer and investment banker for more than 15 years at several global banks. y p s W y A e ericBRETANestaterick@gmail.com Board Appointments Childrens Home Society of Florida announces its Collier County board of directors for the coming year: Craig Grider, Coleman, Yovanovich & Koester, P.A., chair; Dawna Pipersburg, Davidson & Nick, CPA, vice chair; Jake Stephens, Black Cypress Capital LLC, immediate past chair; Garrett Gardi, Baldwin Krystyn, Sherman Partners, secretary; Kent Amo, Kent M. Amo, P.A.; Kristi Bartlett, Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce; Sander Bleustein, Fidelity Investments; Robert DiBenedetto, Clifton Larson Allen LLP; Donna Frank holistic health coach; Randy Keys In Florida Properties Realty Inc.; Angela Kidd, Kidd CPA, PLLC; Monica Lyons, Lyons & Lyons, P.A.; Peter Montalbano, Capital Guardian Wealth Management; Dajna Nuredini, Wells Fargo Bank; Rosa Peck, FL Title Connections LLC; Christopher Prince, Bravo/Brio Restaurant Group; Robert Stommel, Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur LLP; and Bradley Towle Summit Wealth Management. John Williams, vice president of RWA Inc., has been elected to the board of directors for the Collier Building Industry Association as an associate board member. Patrick Neale and Craig Manchen have been elected to serve the board of directors of Naples Pathways Coalition as co-presidents. John Coffey has been elected vice president/secretary, and Sean Nolan has been re-elected to serve as treasurer. Mr. Neale is a longtime attorney in Collier County who is also the president and owner of Lucera Inc., a firm dealing with plastics, chemical and specialty petroleum products markets. A former business owner in Ohio, Mr. Manchen won the gold medal in the 40K road race at the 2015 National Senior Games in Minneapolis. Mr. Coffey is vice president/commercial portfolio manager for Capital Bank in Southwest Florida. Mr. Nolan is a CPA and partner at Rogers Wood Hill Starman & Gustason, P.A. Banking Sean Murphy has joined Florida Community Bank as vice president/commercial relationship banker in the Bonita Springs market area. Mr. Murphy brings more than 10 years of banking experience to FCB, most recently holding the position of vice president/business banking relationship manager at PNC Bank. A graduate of the University of Central Florida with a bachelors degree in business administration, he earned an associates degree from Barry University. He is a member of the Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero chambers of commerce, as well as the Bonita Springs & Estero Economic Development Council. Construction Adam Davie has joined Owen-AmesKimball as assistant project manager and superintendent. Mr. Davie comes to OAK as a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University with a bachelors degree in civil engineering. OAK has provided general contracting, design-build and construction management services in Southwest Florida since 1982. Ashley Caserta has joined RWA Inc. as planning project manager. Ms. Caserta has more than 10 years of experience in Southwest Florida. A graduate of University of Cincinnati with a bachelors degree in urban planning, she is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, American Planning Association and Florida Redevelopment Association. RWA Inc. provides civil engineering, land planning, surveying and mapping solutions from initial planning through final design, permitting and construction for a portfolio of private and public sector clients. The company headquarters opened in Naples 19 years ago. Jan Prindle has been promoted to vice president of the OAK Florida Inc. board of directors and will also continue serving in her role as secretary for the board of directors. Ms. Prindle attended Edison State College (now Florida SouthWestern State College). She joined OAKs accounting department in 2000 and was promoted to manager of accounting services and human resources in 2013. Nonpro t Organizations Arlene Feddo Knox has joined Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida as senior director of philanthropy for Collier and Lee counties. She is responsible for sharing information about the range of services provided by Planned Parenthood, fundraising and furthering relationships with donors and the community. Ms. Knox earned a masters degree in nonprofit organizations/management and a bachelors degree in communication from the University of Georgia. A resident of Southwest Florida since 2005, she most recently served as senior director of development for the Florida SouthWestern State College Foundation. She has also worked as director of relationships for the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and development director with American Red Cross of Lee County. She serves on the board of directors of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce. Veterinary Brenda Feller, a member of the surgery team at Animal Specialty Hospital of Florida, has been recertified by the Academy of Veterinary Technicians Anesthesia and Analgesia. Ms. Feller graduated from one of the first accredited veterinary technician colleges at Michigan State University and earned a veterinary technician specialty in Indianapolis. She serves on the AVTAA board of regents and on the editorial board of Todays Veterinary Technician, a journal published by the North American Veterinary Community. AVTAA requires three to five years of licensed practice with more than 6,000 hours of experience, including 4,500 hours devoted to anesthesia. Candidates must submit more than 50 case logs for review and earn more than 40 hours of continuing education credits. Re-credentialing is required every five years. Talent Agency Kia Rosado has joined Talent Ventures LLC as marketing manager, as of November 2015. She earned a bachelors degree in communication/public relations from Florida Gulf Coast University. MURPHY PRINDLE ON THE MOVE
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 Canadian Revenue Agency (50 reports). The rest of the top 10 were all some form of imposter scam: debt collection scam, sweepstakes scam, tech support scam, government grant scam, etc. About 85 percent of those reporting scams to BBB recognized them as frauds before any money was stolen, but the top 10 scams still account for more than $1 million dollars lost from those who filed with BBB. Scammers are all basically imposters, said Mary E. Power, president and CEO of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, the umbrella organization for 113 local, independent BBBs across the United States, Canada and Mexico. Three of the top four scams reported to us are those that scare people with threats of arrest, lawsuits or other frightening actions. Scammers are pretending to be government agents, lawyers, debt collectors, police officers. They engage directly with you, so your best bet to avoid being scammed is to stop engaging. Hang up the phone, delete the email, shut the door. How the scams work: 1. Tax Scam: You receive a phone call from someone who claims to be with the IRS (U.S.) or CRA (Canada). They claim you owe money in back taxes and will be arrested or face legal consequences if you do not pay (usually by wire or prepaid debit card). The caller ID is spoofed to appear to be a government agency or the police. 2. Debt Collection Scam: You receive a phone call from someone claiming that you have an unpaid debt. You are threatened with garnishments, lawsuits, even jail time if you dont pay right now. The scammer often will use caller ID spoofing and pretend to be a government agency or police. 3. Sweepstakes/Prizes/Gifts Scam: You receive a call, letter or email claiming youve won a prize in a sweepstakes. To receive the prize, you are instructed to send a fee to cover expenses associated with delivery, processing, or insurance. The prize is not real; you should never have to pay money to claim a prize you have won. 4. Tech Support Scam: You are contacted by technicians claiming to have detected a virus or security threat on your computer and, for a fee, can log-in and correct the problem remotely. These callers are actually hackers trying to steal money or sensitive computer passwords and/or damage computers with malicious software. 5. Government Grant Scam: You receive a phone call, email or letter informing you that youve qualified for a government grant. To receive the grant, you are instructed to send money as a processing or delivery fee, usually by wire transfer or prepaid debit card. 6. Advance Fee Loan Scam: While searching for loan information, you see an enticing ad and click through to the website. You fill out an application and soon receive an email or call advising that you are approved for the loan, but you must first send a processing fee, security deposit or insurance. You pay the fee, but never see the loan. 7. Credit Card Scam: The scammer pretends to be from your bank or credit card issuer, and claims that you are now eligible for a lower interest rate, or that they need to verify a recent transaction. The consumer provides the scammer with credit card number and security code to verify identity. 8. Work From Home Scam: You answer an ad for making big bucks while working from home. The job may be stuffing envelopes, posting advertisements, or shipping packages. You could have your identity stolen when you fill out employment forms, or even end up handling stolen merchandise. 9. Fake Check/Money Order Scam: This can happen any time someone is paying you for goods or services (even when you are selling something online). You receive a check in the mail that is larger than the amount owed, and you are asked to deposit the check and wire the difference. The check is a fake and when it bounces, youre out the money. 10. Lottery Scam: You receive a call, letter or email advising that you have won a large amount of money in a foreign lottery, but you have to pay upfront for taxes and fees. Such lotteries are illegal. Sometimes you may be sent a check as partial payment, but the check will be counterfeit. SCAMFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOCriminals posing as credit card companies continue to be a popular way to scam information and money from unknowing consumers. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 BUSINESS B5 Encore Realty, LLC | 2240 Venetian Court, Naples, FL 34109Cell: 239.537.5351 | Encore-Realty.com 40 3rd Street North LISTED AT $4,499,000 3,994 sq. ft. under air; 5,305 sq. ft. total 4 bedrooms + den, 4 full baths, 2 half baths 2 blocks from the beach Beautiful outdoor living area 434 3rd Avenue South LISTED AT $4,550,000 3909 sq. ft. under air: 4971 sq. ft. total 4 bedrooms +Den, 4 full baths 2 half baths 2 Blocks to Downtown 5th Ave South, 4 blocks to beach Luxurious Pool Area with Southern Exposure 444 3rd Avenue South LISTED AT $4,275,000 3664 sq. ft. under air: 4586 sq. ft. total 5 bedrooms + Loft, 6 full baths 2 Blocks to Downtown 5th Ave South, 4 blocks to beach Luxurious Pool Area with Southern Exposure 489 1st Ave South LISTED AT $3,890,000 3347 sq. ft. under air; 3913 total sq. ft. 4 bedrooms + loft, 3 full baths, 1 half bath 4 blocks to the beach and 4 blocks to 5th Ave. S. Western exposure with private pool 2025 Crayton Rd. LISTED AT $3,650,000 4,179 sq. ft. Under Air; 6,270 sq. ft Total 4 Bedrooms + Den + Loft, 4 Full Baths, 2 Half Baths Oversized Corner Lot with Southern Exposure Spacious Outdoor Area 428 Central Avenue LISTED AT $3,890,000 3,506 sq. ft. under air; 4111 sq. ft. total 3 bedrooms + den, 3 full baths, 2 half baths 3.5 blocks from the beach with Southern Exposure Gorgeous private outdoor living area. Dante DiSabatoBroker Associate to a t e 180 Central Avenue LISTED AT $6,499,0005,327 sq. ft. under air; 7,421 sq. ft. total 5 bedrooms + den and ex space, 6 full baths, 1 half bath 3 homes from the beach with Southern exposure Follow me on: *Prices and/or renderings are subject to change without notice. Judges, keynote speaker announced for first VenturePitch SWFL of the New YearFour judges have been selected for the 2016 first quarter VenturePitch SWFL that takes place Thursday evening, Jan. 21, at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Presented by Tamiami Angel Fund II, the Shark Tank-style event will bring together four earlystage entrepreneurs vying for the title of most investible. The judges include entrepreneur, investor and Tamiami Angel Fund II member Bud Stoddard; international media partner, investor and Tamiami Angel Fund II member Liza Wong; and Richard Molloy, the founder and managing partner of Gulfshore Capital. The evenings keynote speaker and the fourth judge is Felix Lluberes. Founder of Position Logic, an INC 500 and Top 100 software company, Mr. Lluberes has more than 20 years of experience in the software development industry. He currently serves as executive vice president of KORE Telemetrics. Tickets start at $60 and include light refreshments and hors doeuvres. Tickets can be purchased online at tamiamie.co. Event sponsors include Hahn Loeser, Bank of America, Fusion Pointe, TriNet, RocketLounge, Institute of Entrepreneurship at FGCU, Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership, Gulfshore Business, Business Observer, Florida Venture Forum and VenturePitch Orlando. The VenturePitch series is part of the Tamiami Angel Funds initiative to build a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem from Sarasota to Naples. Tamiami Angel Fund I & II LLC are member-managed funds that enable private accredited investors to participate in a disciplined investment process. The funds invest in promising early-stage through expansion-stage commercial ventures in the U.S., with a preference to those in Florida. Both funds are members of the Angel Capital Association and the Florida Venture Forum. For more information, visit tamiamiangels. com or call 298-6940. LLUBERES
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Microeconomics, on the other hand, drills down deeper, looking at specific industries or individual companies and studying trends and decision-making therein. This matters to investors because when you purchase a stock, you become part-owner of that particular business. Assuming you paid a fair price for the stock, and the economic and regulatory environments in which it operates are relatively stable, the economics of that business will have a major influence on the stocks long-term performance. Microeconomic topics include supply and demand, price elasticity (how flexible consumers are in what theyre willing to pay, considering supply and demand) and competition. Competitive advantage is arguably the most important concept in business-focused investing. As billionaire investor Warren Buffett wrote in his 2007 letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders: A truly great business must have an enduring moat that protects excellent returns on invested capital. 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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 The Above Board Chamber holds its next luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, at the Hilton Naples. To sign up or for more information, visit aboveboardchamber.com. Young Professionals of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce hold their next Wake Up YP networking breakfast from 8-9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, at DeRomos Gourmet Market & Restaurant in the Promenade at Bonita Bay. Sign up by calling 992-2943 or going to bonitaspringschamber.com/events. 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 Jan. 5. Call (941) 257-3577 or visit fgreia.com for more information. Young Professionals of Naples members and guests meet for Coffee Club at 7 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at varying locations. The next meeting is Jan. 12. For more information, email pr@ ypnaples.com, visit ypnaples.com or follow Young Professionals of Naples on Facebook. The first Wake Up Naples of the New Year for members and guest of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 7-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the Hilton Naples. Members of the Collier County Sheriffs Office will present Are You Vulnerable? The Need to Safeguard Your Business against Financial and Identity Fraud in the 21st Century. Reservations are required by noon Jan. 8. Sign up at napleschamber.org/events. Business After Five for members and guests of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at Sandalwood Village, new 55-and-older gated apartment community at 3511 Vanderbilt Beach Road. $10 for chamber members/ $25 for others. 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NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 BUSINESS B9 Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce holiday party at The Colony Golf & Country ClubDave Rutstein, Jackie Faffer, Linda Penniman and Patricia Forkan Jackie Faffer and John Sorey James Knafo and Susan Gurevich Ray Faubion, Jeanne Faubion, Billie Ann Porter and Jon Davis Bill Schroeder and John Kozak Jay Baker, Jackie Faffer, Patty Baker, Lety Schwartz and Stephen Schwartz Edward Anchel and Judith Anchel Gail Rothenberg and John Levy Lenore Reales, Teri Lamaine and Leticia Santos Miranda Sharkey, Connie Vestal and Jayne Malinowski Anna Sekula, Angie Jagers and Leigh-Ann Buis NETWORKINGCelebrating the expansion of the Naples Senior Center at Jewish Family & Community ServicesCOURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTOS Like 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. 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. The website is also where you can purchase photos. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to cpierce@ oridaweekly.com.
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CELLINI Beautiful Lake Front Estate Home 4 Bedrooms, +Den & 4.5 Baths $1,599,000 MLS 215057270 Dru & Greg Martinovich 239.564.5717 MEDITERRA FORT MYERS New Construction 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms $949,900 MLS 215060382 Katie Brady Rigsby 239-770-6061 HIDDEN HARBOR ON THE BAY NAPLES Estate Home with Pool 3 Bedrooms +Den, 3 Baths $624,900 MLS 215025252 Debbie Dekevich 239.877.4194 WILSHIRE LAKES NAPLES Highly Sought After North Naples Location Turnkey Furnished Villa Close to Beach $487,500 MLS 215060756 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 BEACHWALK BONITA SPRINGS Remodeled 2 Bedrooms +Den, 2 Baths Villa Partially Furnished & Golf Membership Included $369,900 MLS 215037000 The Bordner Team 239.989.8829 WORTHINGTON GOLF & CC BONITA SPRINGS Spacious 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 2nd Floor Condo Beautiful Lake Views $282,500 MLS 215055668 The Boeglin Team 239.287.6414 LAS BRISAS AT SPANISH WELLS NAPLES www.2671CaladiumWay.com Panoramic Lake Views $1,495,000 MLS 215067726 Gary, Jeff & Becky Jaarda 239.248.7474 GREY OAKS AVELLINO ISLES 3 BR+, 3.5 BA, Luxurious Coach Home Custom Kitchen, Granite, High end Appliances $890,000 MLS 215055786 Vito Bauer 239.777.7080 VINEYARDS FORT MYERS 4 Bedrooms+ Office, 3 Full Bathrooms Cabana and Guesthouse w/Kitchenette $619,900 MLS 215043113 Katie Brady Rigsby 239-770-6061 TIDEWATER ISLAND NAPLES Custom 2-Story Upgraded Pool Home 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, 2-Car Garage $416,700 MLS 215057458 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 MOON LAKE MORNINGSIDE Exceptional Water & Golf Course Views Wonderful A/C Glassed-In Lanai for Enjoyment $362,500 MLS 215070672 Robert Nemec 239.273.2556 NEW LISTING SHADOW WOOD AT THE BROOKS BONITA SPRINGS Turnkey 2 BR + Den, 2 BA 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 REGENCY TOWERS Views of Gulf & Venetian Bay 3 BR, 3 BA with a Total of 2,300 S.F. $1,449,000 MLS 215042956 Steve Suddeth & Jenn Nicolai 239.784.0693 MOORINGS S. FT. MYERS /NEAR BEACHES 4 Bedroom Waterfront Home Deep Direct Gulf Access w/Boat Lift & Dock $865,000 MLS 215059427 Zach Fischer, The Fischer Group 239.777.7500 NEW LISTING PALMS ISLES ESTERO Single Family Home, 4 BR, 3 BA Great Room Floor Plan, Pool & Spa $595,000 MLS 215064795 The Bordner Team 239.989.8829 GRANDEZZA BURNING TREE 3 BR +Den, 2.5 BA Attached Villa Master Suite on Main Level $399,000 MLS 215006857 Dotti Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.272.4946 BONITA BAY PERIWINKLE VILLAS NAPLES Furnished Villa With Solar Heated Pool 2 BR + Den, 2 Ba, 2-Car Garage $359,000 MLS 215071453 Liz Appling 239.272.7201 FOREST GLEN MARTINIQUE Gated N. Naples 2 BR +Den, 2 BA Condo Lake & Preserve Views on Second Floor $229,000 MLS 215046660 Jim Westerfield Realty Team 239.287.6617 TARPON COVE CREEKSIDE 3 BR + 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 CLASSICS PLANTATION ESTATES Very Private Courtyard Home Unique Custom Pool w/Waterfall Wall $849,500 MLS 215066231 Arlene L. Fishman 239.784.8763 LELY RESORT LOCATED CENTRALLY TO EVERYTHING A Quaint Mid-Century Remodeled Residence Close Proximity to the Gulf of Mexico $589,000 MLS 215053494 Mark Semeraro 239.370.2455 LAKE PARK NAPLES ESTERO Well Appointed 3 BR +Den, 2.5 BA, 1.5 Story Home Master BR on Main Level, His & Hers Closets $395,000 MLS 215056718 Mike Fagan, The Fagan Team 239.340.5455 ROOKERY POINTE WEDGEWOOD Spacious End Unit, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms Beautiful Lake & Golf Course Views $329,500 MLS 215057389 Corye Reiter, The Lummis Team 239.273.3722 BONITA BAY NAPLES Turnkey Furnished 2nd Floor Condo 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, & Carport $225,000 MLS 215060344 Annette Villano & Jim Hiester 239.248.6798 FALLING WATERS
VISIT WWW.DAVIDNAPLES.COM FOR INFORMATION ON THESE AND OTHER MEDITERRA PROPERTIESDAVID WILLIAM AUSTON, PA MEDITERRA RESIDENT, GOLF MEMBER & REAL ESTATE SPECIALISTASSISTING IN OVER 90 CLOSED MEDITERRA TRANSACTIONS SINCE 2011 AMERIVEST REALTY | Of ce: 239.280.5433 Positano at Mediterra3,432 Sq. Ft. | $1,895,000 Milan at Mediterra2,915 Sq. Ft. | $1,395,000 Porta Vecchio at Mediterra2,589 Sq. Ft. | $519,000 Porta Vecchio at Mediterra2,589 Sq. Ft. | $579,000REAL ESTATEFLORIDA WEEKLYA GUIDE TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 B12 This airy Old Naples hideaway is a rare find these days. The reclaimed brick paver pathway, bougainvillea-covered trellis, rocking chairs on the wide front porch and white brick fireplace inside hark back to a charming, bygone era. The Old Florida-style of this residence includes climate-friendly Hardie Plank siding with standing seam metal roof, dormer windows and custom landscaping. The cozy three-bedroom cottage also sports a poolside guest cabana with full bathroom and separate entry. Originally built in 1955 and added onto over the years, the house was completely renovated in 2004 and given all of the necessary modern conveniences. There are 3,000 square feet under air. Details including beamed ceilings, whitewashed walls, board-andbatten siding, Shaker-style wood doors with crystal doorknobs, French doors, glass-front kitchen cabinets and a farmhouse sink keep the recent renovation feeling authentic. This lovely home is offered completely furnished for $2,849,000. Krista Fraga of Premier Sothebys International Realty has the listing. To arrange a showing or for more information, call 877-6745 or email Krista.email@example.com. House Hunting:726 First Ave. N. COURTESY PHOTOS
www.FloridaWeekly.comwww.facebook.com/ FloridaWeeklyNewspapersTHERES A LOT TO LIKE www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 Newly renovated Jack Nicklaus signature golf course within Naples city limits convenient to both downtown and Mercato. Limited membership of residents allows you to play the course as o en as you like. Amenities include: tness center, four Har-Tru tennis courts, bocce ball, kayaking club and marina with Gulf access. Donald Snyder 239-250-8712Gol ngInNaples.comCall me to learn more about the Bears Paw lifestyle! YOUR SPECIALIST 115 Bears Paw Trail 1-8 3 bedroom/3.5 bath 2,535 sq. $390,000MLS#215032712913 Wildwood Lane2 bedroom/2 bath 1,670 sq. $239,000MLS#213509560 Currently Available PrestigeHOME CENTERS, INC. 941-637-1122 877-507-11224465 Duncan Rd. (Hwy 17N). Punta Gorda, off Exit 164M-F 9-6 Sat. 9-5 Sun. 12-5Prestigehomecenters.com/puntagorda57105415 REED $65,995 26x483 Bedroom, 2 BathIncludes Florida Room and Covered Porch. Delivery, set up, steps, skirting, air conditioning and 7 & year warranty. Bank Financing & Insurance available. Many Other Models and Floorplans Available! Michelle Paradis, CRS, GRI, ABR 3 Bedrooms plus den, CUSTOM pool with waterfall. Wood oors, impact glass, PRICED TO SELL $399,000www.MichelleSellsNaples.com239.293.8844MParadis@JohnRWood.com Selling paradise for over 20 years LAUREL LAKESBEST DEAL IN NORTH NAPLES JackiStrategos.com Today! Jacki Strategos GRI, CREN, SRES, e-Pro 239-370-1222JStrategos@att.net Richard DrosteREALTOR239firstname.lastname@example.org Gracious living in this spacious 3BR/3BA+den residence. Enjoy a haven for dreaming and relaxing on the gorgeous lanai. POOL AND SPA 8088 TIGER LILY $749,000This 3BR/2.5BA detached villa lives like a single-family home; beautifully furnished. Enjoy an entire village full of amenities. LELY RESORT OLE $295,000Spacious 3BR/3BA+den with breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico. Covered parking. SOUTHERN EXPOSURE DELA PARK PLACE #503 $899,900Beautiful home with lovely lake views. 3BR/3BA+den. Gorgeous hardwood oors. No mandatory fees. GREAT STREET 8865 LELY ISLAND CIRCLE $739,000 REAL ESTATE NEWSMAKERSWilliam Raveis Real Estate, a familyowned real estate brokerage company in the Northeast, has announced plans to open a Naples office in January, the companys first location outside of its Northeast footprint. Matt Lane and Molly Lane will serve as vice presidents/general managers. Mr. Lane has more than 26 years in marketing and operations, managing global advertising agencies in New York City. He most recently managed a top-producing team with William Raveis in Westport, Conn. Mrs. Lane has been an agent in the Westport, Conn., office. Prior to her career in real estate. she was a managing executive with a Fortune 500 advertising company in New York City. Bill Raveis, chairman and CEO of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, says the company plans to open 30 offices in Florida over the next 10 years. Since it was founded in Connecticut in 1974, the company has opened 120 offices in New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Vermont and Maine. WCI Communities announces the top sales performers of November for its communities throughout Southwest Florida. They are: Teresa Brown, Pelican Preserve DJ Johnson, Shadow Wood Preserve Tammy Lewis, LaMorada Naples Elize McMahon, Hampton Park Steve Messenger, Raffia Preserve Lisa Perry, The Colony Golf & Bay Club Lisa Potts, Livingston Lakes Andrea Poulton, Timberwood Preserve Shoshana Yeager, Talis Park. Roger Brunswick, an agent in the Bonita Springs office of John R. Wood Properties, was named Realtor of the year by the Bonita Springs-Estero Association of Realtors. Mendy Gordon has joined WCI Communities as a community representative at Livingston Lakes. Ms. Gordon has more than 20 years of experience in new home sales, most recently with a national homebuilder in Naples. Vincent Napoleon, an agent in the Old Naples office of John R. Wood Properties, has been recognized by the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing for his recent performance in the $1 millionplus luxury home market in Southwest Florida. RAVEIS BROWN MESSENGER MCMAHON POULTON GORDON LEWIS POTTS BRUNSWICK JOHNSON PERRY LANE
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB16 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 Ooh, la la! Julia Childs little vacation home in the South of France on the market for first time TOPTENREALESTATEDEALS.COMThanks to Julia Childs husband, Paul Child, who introduced her to her first French meal in Rouen, France, at the end of the 1940s, she was hooked on French cooking. The couple moved around the world for years before settling in Cambridge, Mass. They missed France terribly, however, and finally built a villa there, on a half-acre on a hillside outside the small Provencal village of Plascassier. With just 1,600 square feet, La Pitchoune (The Little Thing) has four bedrooms and a kitchen that is a smaller replica of Ms. Childs kitchen in Cambridge. Listed for about $860,000 USD, this is the first time the house has been put on the market. Sue@SueMyhelic.com SueMyhelic.com Bonita Beach $1,099,000Furnished 2BR, 2BA, with Boat Dock, Pool and Bay Views, Bonus First-Floor 1BR, 1BA, Kitchenette Falling Waters $289,0002BR, 2BA with Upgrades Galore, New A/C, Hurricane Shutters and Resort-Style Pool, Tennis Stonebridge $525,000 2BR, 2BA, Turnkey Furnished Attached Villa with Golf Equity, Granite Counters/S.S. Appliances STEPS TO THE BEACH COURTESY PHOTOS
LUCARNO 16748 Lucarno Way $1,375,0003 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 3-Car Garage, 2,534 A/C Square Feet, Single StoryThis lakeside jewel is a must-see. The oversized corner homesite offers privacy that is enhanced with lush landscaping and views of the lake and fountain. HAVE IT ALL&HAVE IT NOWOne move-in ready home is now available in Mediterra, Naples most prestigious address. Enjoy this award-winning golf and beach community with 36 holes of Tom Fazio-designed golf, a private Beach Club and resort-style amenities for the ultimate in gated, country club living. Call to schedule a private showing at 239-949-8989. Mediterra Sales Center 15836 Savona Way MediterraNaples.com Copyright 2015. CBC057242 London Bay Homes. Pricing, features, specifications, products and availability are subject to change without notice. See a sales associate for complete and current information. OLDE NAPLES (MAIN) 821 5th Avenue South, Suite 102 Naples, Florida 34102 | OLDE NAPLES Naples, Florida 34102 | VINEYARDS | BONITA SPRINGS | Royal Harbor $1,659,000 2173 Snook Drive, Naples. Brandon DeJesus | 239.285.2010 Logan Woods $536,850 Coral Wood Drive, Naples Eric Manring | 239.289.6913 The Quarry $465,000 8783 Coastline Court #202, Naples. Brandon DeJesus | 239.285.2010 Walden Oaks $324,500 7070 Lone Oak, Naples. Patti Truman | 239.293.8228 Island Walk $299,900 3454 Bravada Way, Naples. Patti Truman | 239.293.8228 Chardonnay in The Vineyards $189,000 6025 Chardonnay Lane #102, Naples. Anthony Scopano | 239.784.5232
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>$200,000 >$400,000 >$500,000 >$600,000 >$700,000 >$800,000 >$1,000,000 >$2,000,000 >$3,000,000 >$5,000,000 >$9,000,000 >$22,000,000 4 3 5 6 17 14 7 19 12 15 16 13 11 18 2 10 8 9 1 20 22 23 25 28 24 27 26 29 30 31 32 33 34 21*For illustration purposes only. 35 36www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYB18 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015
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A GUIDE TO THE LOCAL ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 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 Mystique at Pelican Bay | 239.598.9900 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 sainthoodPortraits of Its a bad sign for the year in music when its a struggle just to come up with 10 albums that would have contended for my annual list in past years. The top five on this list would hang with the best in most any year, but picking the last few slots was tricky. But it was that kind of year. There were plenty of good albums in 2015 just not many that went next level. Heres how I ranked this years best albums. 1. Adele: Adele has done what many would have considered nearly impossible followed up her consensus 2011 album of the year, with 2015s best album in 5. Whats especially impressive and refreshing about 5 is some of the best songs (All I Ask, Million Years Ago and Love in the Dark) feature little more than Adeles vocal and either piano or guitar. 2. Courtney Barnett: Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit Ms. Barnett has the unusual ability to take mundane observations (buying a coffee maker or driving down a With her palms pressed together, a rosary wound inconspicuously through her fingers, Mother Teresas face gently beams out of the photo the Vatican chose for her beatification ceremony in 2003. Millions, possibly billions, of people throughout the world are familiar with the wizened face that would call to mind a crabapple if it werent for the light These are the Top 10 albums of 2015BY ALAN SCULLEYFlorida Weekly Correspondent BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.com Ave Maria exhibit captures the good works of Mother TeresaSEE SAINTHOOD, C4 MARIE CONSTANTIN / COURTESY PHOTOSMother and Child, 1986 Photographer Mary ConstantinSEE ALBUMS, C19 Adele A hospice championHospice story told through a mix of paranormal fiction and medical history. C8 Sad but trueEven though the heroes win, The Big Short is a sad film about the mortgage crisis. C17 Clocking inIts always a good time to add a clock to your dcor. C14 BED 39Shawn Maureen McKelvie 9/8/1510:39AM
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSIs loneliness a choice?My friend Daniel says I should write about loneliness. Loneliness? I say. Why would anyone want to read about that? Because everyone is lonely. Is that true? I know writers are particularly susceptible to loneliness, but mainly as a byproduct of our profession. Theres no getting around the fact that in order to do good work, we have to be alone with the page. But surely the world at large not the tortured artists, but the people who get up and go to work every day, who are married with children, who live in three-bedroom houses and drive sedans surely those people dont suffer from loneliness. Right? At the back of my copy of Natalie Goldberg book, Writing Down the Bones, theres a Q&A section with Ms. Goldberg, who is an author and writing teacher as well as a practitioner of Zen Buddhism. About the excuses people give for not writing she says, I remember being in a group where a woman was saying, Oh, I feel so lonely; you know, I have so many kids and I have a husband and Im so busy but I still feel lonely. And I said, Thats odd. I dont have any of that and I feel lonely. I think its the human predicament. If Ms. Goldberg is right and I fear that she is what can we do about this human predicament? If loneliness is endemic to our experience, how can we turn down the frightening white noise in our brains that cranks up when we feel cut off from other people? I asked my friend Graham this question, and he told me that loneliness is a choice. Its like somebody whos trying to quit smoking or lose weight. Every day, they say, Today, Im not going to light a cigarette or Today, Im not going to eat a Twinkie. Loneliness is the same thing. You wake up and you say, Today, Im not going to be alone. Graham is a reasonable person, and I believe hes right. The antidote to loneliness obviously, I suppose must be to reach out. But so many obstacles get in the way of that reaching out. Pride, for one. Fear, for another. Sometimes the only thing worse than being lonely is appearing lonely. And thats something Ive been unable to get around. Then, last Sunday morning, I woke up and realized I had nothing planned for the day. I lay in bed and thought about the long lonely hours ahead of me, working in my yard or writing or doing chores. Normally, I would buckle down and turn my mind from the raging white noise, but on this day, I decided not to take my usual approach. With an effort, I suspended those dual shackles of pride and fear, and I reached out to my favorite people. Before long, I had afternoon plans. And then a dinner date. And a long phone call with an old friend. Over the course of the day, the loneliness Id woken up to disappeared. Perhaps it was a choice all along. Artis Henderson is the author of Unremarried Widow published by Simon and Schuster. artis HENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 smile and bright eyes the photos subject permanently wore while she worked with the planets most desperately poor in Calcutta, now called Kolkata. For a short time, Southwest Floridians can catch an intimate glimpse at this photo and several others at Ave Maria Universitys Canizaro Library, which is hosting Finding Calcutta, an exhibit of Marie Constantins photographs of one the 20th centurys most influential humanitarians. The exhibit, which is on display through February, is meant to complement the universitys Mother Teresa Museum and Mother Teresa Project, said AMU library director Jennifer Nodes. We just wanted to bring together some of the elements and enhance the items that weve got on view at the museum, Ms. Nodes said. We are mainly trying to tell the story of Mother Teresas life and how she inspired those she worked with. Ms. Constantin, who lives in Baton Rouge, La., was twice commissioned to photograph the nun, who founded her order Missionaries of Charity in 1950, first when she visited New Orleans in 1984 and then in Baton Rouge in 1985-86. At the time, those were just paid gigs for the photographer; she was moved to work with the order in Calcutta in the early 1990s. When she visited New Orleans, it was just a job for me, Ms. Constantin said about her first assignment to photograph Mother Teresa. Unbeknownst to me, at that point I had taken the beatification photo. Years later, after following Mother Teresa as part of her entourage while she visited American branches of the order, Ms. Constantin had an emotional breakthrough. One evening, I flipped on the TV and I was just exhausted and it happened to be Mother Teresa, she said. What I recall is, the scene was Mother Teresa holding a person who was dying and looked like they weighed hardly anything at all. I started crying Before, it was an assignment. This time it was personal. Initially, Ms. Constantin volunteered at the orders soup kitchen in Baton Rouge, but eventually found herself on a plane to Kolkata to work closely with the founding branch. Though she didnt arrive specifically to photograph Mother Teresa and the other sisters, she did come prepared. I didnt go to Calcutta to photograph her, I went there to do the work, she said. I brought a couple cameras and 60 rolls of film. I actually set out a few times to take photos of the street, but it was so brutal that I stopped.Energetic and joyfulScenes of the dying, starving and afflicted disturbed her so that Ms. Constantin decided instead to concentrate on her work with the sisters and provide them with photos of themselves to share with loved ones. She worked at several facilities, including an orphanage, where she witnessed Mother Teresas message of conveying love through simple acts. (The care) was very primitive because they were picking up people off the street who were often dying. They would simply feed them and make them comfortable. There were no emergency facilities, she said. Its very hard to describe. If you have thousands of people who are in trouble, you can either take a few people and give them great care or take a lot and just comfort them. It was very, very loving work, but not sophisticated. Despite immersing herself in the depths of human suffering, Mother Teresa was a constantly energetic and joyful person. Having seen all that horrible stuff, anybody else would be impacted in some kind of way, she said. What was amazing about her is that she was incredibly joyful. She had the capacity to pick up the people in her path and not be immobilized by the people she couldnt pick up. She was OK with that it was what she could do and what she did.A constant influenceThe photographer feels that Mother Teresa has always been a minor character in her life, even before she was drafted for her first assignment with the humanitarian. When she was living in California in her youth, Ms. Constantin had a friend who talked about Mother Teresa constantly and was inspired to draft her to cross the Mexican border and distribute blankets to the needy in Tijuana. We ended up going on multiple occasions to hand them out, so it was kind of interesting that in 1985, Mother Teresa was coming to my town, she said. Shes sort of always been in my life in some kind of odd way. The nuns long-time presence in Ms. Constantins life influenced her perspective on good works and human virtue. (She) gave me permission, as a person, to be OK with little things, she said. I personally feel that in the West, we think certain things are better than others, while the more Eastern thinking is that all of life is holy. What I got from her is that it doesnt matter what Im doing. I can do something extremely little, like giving attention to a cashier, and that is just as good as some big thing I might do. An overwhelming experienceAve Maria University, however, has taken a more active route toward instilling Mother Teresas values into the culture and lives of its students. In 2013, the administration initiated the Mother Teresa Project, which allows students to serve the larger community by working in soup kitchens, donating time to underprivileged children in Immokalee and providing company and aide to the elderly. Another component of the initiative is the Mother Teresa Museum in Ave Marias Town Center, which contains relics, letters and panels illustrating the nuns life and good works. We really look to help engage students in service activities and educate them on the life and writings of Mother Teresa, said Corinne McDonald, the projects program manager. We really want them to live that call to l ove, because thats what its all about. According to Ms. Nodes, guests and tour groups from all over the country visit the museum to connect with Mother Teresas teachings. When people go through the museum, they have an overwhelming experience, she said. The emotion that comes out is amazing. There are a lot of instances where it was very personal and they came here because they met her or had an experience with her. The beatification photo, originally shot in black and white and colorized by the Vatican, was unknowingly shot by Ms. Constantin and languished unseen in her house until she submitted it for Mother Teresas 2003 ceremony. CBS Sunday Morning was on hand to record her reaction when it was unveiled as the official beatification photo. A reporter came up and goes, Now, what are you going to do? Ms. Constantin recalled. I said I was going home to peel shrimp. (I learned) to be more fully human, and its nice to go home and peel shrimp. SAINTHOODFrom page 1 Finding Calcutta>> What: An exhibit of 14 photographs of Mother Teresa taken by Baton Rouge, La.based photographer Marie Constantin >> Where: Ave Maria Universitys Canizaro Library >> When: Library hours are 8 a.m. to midnight Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to midnight Sunday. >> Cost: Free >> More: Ms. Constantin will discuss her time with Mother Teresa in a program at AMU at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27. >> Info: 280-2557 or avemaria.edu MARIE CONSTANTIN / COURTESY PHOTOSMarie Constantin snapped the official beatification photo as part of Mother Teresas entourage while she visited American branches of her order, Missionaries of Charity, in the 1980s. This photo was taken in New Orleans. Ive seen her more exhausted than Ive ever seen a human being, but she loved it, the photographer said. She gave every ounce she had and didnt hold back. Guess Who? 1995
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C5 *Reservations are Required*Call 239.649.2275Visit NaplesPrincessCruises.com UP NEXT: Comedian Mark Evans on January 13, 2016Del Pizzo lives his dream every time he steps on stage. From Las Vegas to ABC to A&E, Frank has traveled the country and the world delivering laugh a er laugh wherever he goes. His unique ability to turn ordinary conversations into hilarious comedy routines has made him a highly sought a er act by the nations top comedy clubs, colleges and corporations. Frank loves what he does and it shows. His sharp, original comedic nature and quick wit make him a tough act to follow!Wednesday, December 30, 2015 7:30-9:30pmDinner & Comedy: $60+tax Sightseeing & Comedy: $30+tax ABOARD THEComedyby theSeaFEATURINGFrank Del Pizzo Lotus, 1995 Above: Marie Constantin photographed the ceremony when the Vatican beatified Mother Teresa on Oct. 9, 2003.
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO THEATERThe Producers At ArtisNaples Dec. 26-28. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org. A Wonderful Life Through Dec. 26 at the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.Plaid Tidings Through Dec. 26 at the Off Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.com.Showboat Dec. 30-Feb. 14 at the Broadway Palm Theatre, Fort Myers. 278-4422 or broadwaypalm.comThe Cocktail Hour Jan. 5-27 at Florida Repertory Theatre, downtown Fort Myers. 332-4488 or floridarep.org.Same Time, Next Year By The Marco Players Jan. 6-30 at Marco Players Theater. 642-7270 or themarcoplayers.com.Sweet Smell of Success By Theatre Zone Jan. 7-17 at G&L Theater Building at Community School of Naples. (888) 966-3352 or theatrezoneflorida.com. Informed Consent By Gulfshore Playhouse Jan. 9-31 at The Norris Center. (844) 811-4111 or gulfshoreplayhouse. org.Other Desert Cities By The Naples Players Jan. 13-Feb. 7 at the Sugden Community Theatre. 263-7990 or naplesplayers.org. FRIDAY12.25Beachcombing DelnorWiggins State Park hosts a volunteer-led talk about beach treasures at 9:30 a.m. Free with park entry fee. 597-6196 or floridastateparks.org.Moonlight Ride Take a guided, nighttime canoe trip though CollierSeminole State Park setting out at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday, Dec. 26. $35. 20200 Tamiami Trail East. 394-3397 or floridastateparks.org.SATURDAY12.26Farmers Market Take a stroll along one of Naples most celebrated thoroughfares and shop for locally produced fruits and veggies and artisanal products at the Third Street South Farmers market from 7:30-11:30 a.m. 4346533 or thirdstreetsouth.com. A White Night Pablo Repun Tango holds a white party and milonga from 7 p.m. to midnight. $35 at the door. 1673 Pine Ridge Road. 738-4184 or pablorepuntango.com. Stand-Up Guy Frank Del Pizzo takes the stage at Off the Hook Comedy Club tonight and Sunday, Dec. 27. Check website for show times and ticket prices. 2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road. 389-6901 or offthehookcomedy.com. SUNDAY12.27Beach Combing Search for tidal treasures at 9:30 a.m. at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. 597-6196 or floridastateparks.org. Making Music The Music Makers Show Band performs at 2 p.m. at Cambier Park. 263-1113 or naplesdixielandjazzband.com.MONDAY12.28Sunset Yoga Instructors from Green Monkey Yoga lead a session on the beach at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park from 4:45-5:45 p.m. $5, plus park entry fee. Reservations required. 5981938 or greenmonkeyyoga.com.Bingo! Play your cards right for bingo at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island every Monday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a kosher hot-dog dinner included with admission. 991 Winterberry Drive. 642-0800.Films for Film Lovers Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs screens Look at Me (France) at 7 p.m. A French girl gifted with a great voice has a complex about her weight and appearance. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. TUESDAY12.29Ten Tenors The Ten Tenors perform works ranging from the Beatles to Bocelli at 8 p.m. at ArtisNaples. 5971900 or artisnaples.org.WEDNESDAY12.30Local History Naples Historical Society hosts a walking tour of Old Naples setting out at 9:30 a.m. from Historic Palm Cottage. Reservations required. $10 members, $16 nonmembers. 137 12th Ave. S. 261-8164 or napleshistoricalsociety.org.COMING UPArt Fair The Naples Art Association hosts the 20th annual New Years Art Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 2-3, in Cambier Park. 2626517 or naplesart.org.Lunch & Learn Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center hosts a talk about its prescribed fire program from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5. Includes lunch from Carrabbas Italian Grill. 300 Tower Road. 530-5972 or rookerybay.org.Bluegrass Show Bluegrass guitarist Jack Lawrence takes the stage at The Norris Center at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2. $20. 213-3058 or naplesgov.com. Meet the Composer Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs hosts a multimedia presentation about the life and work of Mozart from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3. $20-$25. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. Dance The Paul Taylor Dance Company performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org. Pasta e Pellicola Naples Italian American Foundation hosts dinner and a movie at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, with a buffet and screening of Blame It on The Bellboy (Italy, 1992). A bellboys actions cause a hilarious case of mistaken identities among three hotel guests. $15 for dinner and movie, $5 for movie alone. 7035 Airport Road. 597-5210 or niafoundation.org. Author Signing Helen Klein Ross stops by Barnes & Noble at Waterside Shops at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, to sign and discuss her book, What Was Mine. Free. 598-5200 or bn.com. Art ALIVE The galleries and studios in Naples Art District (west of AirportPulling and north of Pine Ridge roads) welcome visitors from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6. Free. 580-7999. History Lecture South Regional Library hosts a presentation at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7 about the military tribunals at Nuremburg. Free, but registration required. 8065 Lely Cultural Blvd. 252-7542 or collierlibrary.org. Free Concert The Appleseed Collective performs outdoors at Mercato at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7. 254-1080 or mercatoshops.com.Masterworks Naples Philharmonic performs works by Sibelius, Nielsen and Rautavaara with violinist Baiba Skride at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, and Saturday, Jan. 9, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org. BBQ Fest Collier County Fairground kicks off its Big Swamp Smoke Off at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, with live music on the main stage. The festival continues Saturday, Jan. 9, with barbecue competitions and tastings from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 455-1444 or colliercountyfair.com.Vocal Concert Soprano Giorgia Fumanti performs with baritone Ed Pember and the Naples Philharmonic Chorale at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at Moorings Presbyterian Church. $55, includes wine reception. 434-3323 or italianculturalsociety.com. CAPA Concert The Yzgrev Quintet performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. $40 for VIP, $30 for adults, $10 for students. 2408 Linwood Ave. 775-2800 or capacenter.com. Rasta Night Roots reggae band Rebelution performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at Germain Area. $25-33. 948-7825 or germainarena.com.Starry Night Country music star Lorrie Morgan performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at Seminole Immokalee Casino. $40-$50. (800) 218-0007 or seminoleimmokaleecasino.com.Birding Basics Rookery Bay naturalists teach beginners the basics of bird watching from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 9. 300 Tower Road. 530-5972 or rookerybay.org. Book Talk Book critic Elaine Newton leads a discussion about Emily St. Jean Mandels Station Eleven at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at ArtisNaples. 5971900 or artisnaples.org. Art Festival More than 200 artists display and sell their work at the Bonita Springs National Art Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 9-10, at Riverside Park in Bonita Springs. $5 admission donation appreciated. 4958989 or artcenterbonita.org.Art Reception Friends of the Museum of the Everglades hosts a reception from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, for an exhibit of large-scale wildlife photography by Tommy Owen. Free. 105 W. Broadway, Everglades City. 695-0008 or colliermuseums.com. Cluster Pluckin Russ Morrisons Florida Fish Hook Tour presents the eighth annual Cluster Pluckin bluegrass and acoustic guitar concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. $28. 2408 Linwood Ave. 287-2035 or email@example.com.Full of Glee Chirpy Broadway powerhouse and Glee star Kristin Chenowith takes the stage at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org. Sinatra at the Sands The Naples Jazz Orchestra celebrates the 50th anniversary of Frank Sinatras landmark album at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, at Golden Gate High School. $30. 207-8299 or naplesjazzorchestra.com.Foreign Film The Italian Cultural Society screens Benvenuti al Nord (Italy, 2012) at 6:45 Monday, Jan. 11, at The Norris Center. $5. 434-3323 or italianculturalsociety.com.Films for Film Lovers Center for the Arts Bonita Springs screens Pizzicata (Italy, 1996) at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11. An American fighter pilot parachutes to safety and is hidden by an olive farmer who has marriageable daughters. $10. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. Doc Screening South Regional Library screens I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life and Legacy of Simon Weisenthal at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12. Free, but registration required. 8065 Lely Cultural Blvd. 252-7542 or collierlibrary.org. Art Awareness Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships hosts an opening reception for an exhibit of childrens artwork interpreting human trafficking from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, at The von Liebig Art Center. Free, reservations appreciated. 415-3625 or info@ humantraffickingawareness.org. Marco Island Historical Society hosts an exhibition of works by acclaimed nature photographer Clyde Butcher through Feb. 10. While Mr. Butcher is best known for his black and white photographs of backwoods Florida, Natures Places of Spiritual Sanctuary also features landscapes from California, Colorado, Maryland and other states. Gaskin Bay in the Ten Thousand Islands is pictured here. colliermuseums.com
The Moscow Ballets Great Russian Nutcracker starts at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. bbmannpah.com The Broadway production of The Producers schemes its way onto the stage at ArtisNaples Saturday through Monday. artisnaples.org 12.26-28 12.26-30 12.29 # BOOK IT The Naples Jazz Orchestra celebrates the 50th anniversary of Frank Sinatras landmark Sinatra at the Sands album at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, at Golden Gate High School. naplesjazzorchestra.comNaples Botanical Gardens holiday lights and entertainment continues from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 26-30 and Jan. 2-3. Several dates are sold out, so be sure to check the website before heading out. naplesgarden.org WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GONAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C7 Native Yards The Naples chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society presents a lecture about native landscaping at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Naples Botanical Garden. Free. 597-7222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Comedy Competition Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee kicks off its annual four-part Comedians Ball competition at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13. Check website for details. (800) 2180007 or seminoleimmokaleecasino.com. Art Reception Thomas Riley Studio hosts an opening reception from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, for an exhibit featuring the work of paper artist Matthew Shlian and metal sculptor Harley Valentine. Free. 26 10th St. S. 5292633 or thomasrileystudio.com.Forgive or Forget? Local clergy present overviews about how their denomination views forgiveness from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at North Collier Regional Park. They will answer questions posed by moderator David Prager, a representative from the Simon Weisenthal Center, and the audience. Free, but reservations required. 2639200 or holocaustmuseumswfl.comOperatic Evening Opera Naples presents Donizettis Don Pasquale at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, and Saturday, Jan. 16, at the David and Cecile Wang Opera Center. $65-99. 2408 Linwood Ave. 9639050 or operanaples.org. Naturally Fun Rookery Bay hosts its 12th annual Southwest Florida Nature Festival all day Friday through Sunday, Jan 15-17. Registration required for field trips that are offered at a variety of price points. 530-5940 or rookerybay.org. All Dolled Up Naples Doll Club holds its annual show and sale with more than 50 vendors from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at New Hope Event Center. 7675 Davis Blvd. 530-0100. Jitterbug Kate Davis and The Ladybugs, a traditional jazz vocal group known for their intricate harmonies and experimental arrangements, performs at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, downtown Fort Myers. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Table seating available. 333-1933 or sbdac.com. Author Talk Koreshan State Park hosts Lyn Millner as she reads from her new book about the parks founders, The Allure of Immortality: An American Cult, a Florida Swamp, and a Renegade Profit, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16. Free. 992-0311 or floridastatepark.org. Beach Chat Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center hosts beachcombers Blair and Dawn Withering from 5:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16. 300 Tower Road. 530-5972 or rookerybay.org. Samba Fusion The Brazilian jazz ensemble O Som Do performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, at Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs. $30-$40. 10150 Bonita Beach Road. 495-8989 or artcenterbonita.org. Bluegrass Larry Cordle and Trinity River Band perform at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, at ArtisNaples. 597-1900 or artisnaples.org. Email calendar listings and high-resolution photos to Lindsey Nesmith at email@example.com. Please send Word or text documents and jpgs with time, date, location, cost and contact information. No pdfs or photos of fliers. Deadline for calendar submissions is noon Monday. No phone calls please.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 new yearround service to Cancun, Mexico thecafechic.com 239.643.0004The Village on Venetian Bay 4350 Gulf Shore BoulevardOpen Daily 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. This Week's Special $5 Happy Hour Wine & Cocktails3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Must present ad. Offer good through December 31, 2015.Foie Gras, Wine and Champagne What are you doing New Years Eve?Here are some places to go and things to do on New Years Eve, Thursday, Dec. 31: Fireworks at the Naples Pier Beginning around 7:30 p.m. Free. Third Street South Live music starting at 6 p.m. and a snow display at 8:15 p.m. Continues until midnight. Naples Grande Beach Resort Buffet dinner from 7-11 p.m. with live jazz by Larry Coryell. Tickets start at $149. 597-3232 or naplesgrande.com. Bills Steak & Seafood New Years Eve party starts at 7:30 p.m., dinner at 8:30 p.m. 455-5111 or billssteakandseafood.com. Blue Martini General admission $75; table reservations start at $400. 5912583 or bluemartinilounge.com. Burn by Rocky Patel Cirquethemed celebration at 8 p.m. with VIP tables from $400. 653-9013 or burnbyrockypatel.com. Cavo Lounge Prix-fixe menu at 6 and 8 p.m. VIP tables for $400-$1,000 include Veuve Clicquot champagne $50 cover after 10 p.m. 431-8706 or cavolounge.com. The Chapel Grill Dinner seatings at 6 and 9 p.m. 206-4310 or chapelgrill.com. The Little Bar & Restaurant In Goodland on Marco Island, Fatha Time Starke and The Bawlin Babies Band take the stage at 9 p.m. Regular menu and a champagne toast at midnight. 3945663 or littlebarrestaurant.com. The Naples Princess Heavy hors doeuvres, carving stations, open bar and a champagne toast at midnight for $160. 649-2275 or naplesprincesscruises. com. Noodles Italian Caf & Sushi Bar 9 p.m. seating for a four-course dinner, party favors, a bottle of champagne at your table and dancing with a DJ from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. $75-$99. 592-0050 or noodlescafe.com. Omei Taking reservations for New Years Eve dinner. 631-5633. Seminole Casino Immokalee Live entertainment by Pocket Change in the Zig Zag Lounge from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. (800) 218-0007. Shulas Prix fixe menu for $77. Regular menu also available. 430-4999 or shulasnaples.com. T-Michaels Taking reservations for New Years Eve. 261-0622. Tavern on the Bay Prime rib dinner with a champagne toast, $24.95. No cover, no reservations. Vergina 5 p.m. dinner, $80; 7:30 p.m. party, $150. 659-7008 or verginarestaurant.com. New Years Day The Dave Craynor 5K and Polar Plunge at Lowdermilk Park. 435-0959 or gcrunner.org.
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 C11 Temple Shalom 4630 Pine Ridge Road Naples, FL 34119 239.455.3030 www.naplestemple.org Jews in America: Insiders and OutsidersConsider the challenges of Jewish acculturation to American life and the sacrices as well as the contributions that have been made over the past 200 years. at Temple Shalom Whether you know a lot, a little or nothing at all. NOW DEC 26The lm about George Bailey and his wonderful life is brought to theatrical life on stage! Bring the family for an uplifting musical that celebrates the love and kindness in all of us.SWFLS PREMIER DINNER THEATRE 1380 COLONIAL BOULEVARD, FORT MYERS239.278.4422 www.BroadwayPalm.comNOW DEC 26, 2015The Forever Plaid boys are back with hits from the 50s, 60s, & Christmas! Appetizers, Dinner, Show & Festivities $100 Per Person!IN THE OFF BROADWAY PALM GIFT CERTIFICATES ON SALE NOW! DEC 30 FEB 14 CHINA BISTRO CHEF OWNED WITH 38 YEARS EXPERIENCE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK MondaySaturday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.omeinaples.com WE MAKE THE BEST PEKING DUCK! OUR FOOD IS MADE WITH THE FRESHEST INGREDIENTS. FULL BAR & PATIO SEATING.NAPLES CENTRE VILLAGES 6434 Naples Boulevard, Unit 406 Naples, Florida 34109239.631.5633 TO OUR VALUED GUESTS: We have moved. Naples Boulevard is our sole location now. We thank you for your loyalty. Please join us at this location. Mark & Mary Cheng 10% OFFCoupon is good up to 10 people. Please present coupon at time of seating. Cannot be combined with other offers. Offer is not valid on Friday, Saturday, Sunday or holidays. Valid through 12/31/15. ENTIRE BILL Taking Reservations for New Years! PUZZLE A NSW ERS
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 g NaplesZoo.org I facebook.com/napleszooGet Closer! Closer to Animals. Closer to Nature. Closer to Family. 239-262-5409 I 1590 Goodlette Rd. Naples, FL Discover zebras, leopards, lions, ride a camel and hand-feed a girae! Enjoy shows, a wild cruise, meet animal keepers and much more! HOROSCOPES TA DA! 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, C11SEE ANSWERS, C11 CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Favorable changes continue to dominate, and you should be responding positively as they emerge. Someone wants to become more involved in what youre doing. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A friend wants to share a secret that could answer some questions youve wondered about for a long time. Meanwhile, travel aspects continue to be strong. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Stay on your new course despite so-called well-meaning efforts to discourage you. Rely on your deep sense of self-awareness to guide you to do whats right for you. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A hectic period begins to wind down. Take time to draw some deep breaths and relax before getting into your next project. A long-absent family member makes contact. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Youre eager to move forward with a new challenge that suddenly dropped in your lap. But youd be wise to take this one step at a time to allow new developments to come through. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Youre almost ready to make a commitment. A lingering doubt or two, however, should be resolved before you move ahead. An associate could provide important answers. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Caution is still the watchword as you move closer toward a decision about a new situation. If you act too fast, you might miss some vital warning signs. Go slowly and stay alert. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your new goal looks promising, and your golden touch does much to enhance its prospects for success. In your private life, Cupid does his best to make your new relationship special. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) That impatient side of yours is looking to goad you into moving before youre ready to take that big step. Stay calm and cool. Let things fall into place before you act. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A legal matter you hoped could finally be settled could be a pesky problem for a while, until all the parties agree to stop disagreeing with each other. Be patient. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Partnerships personal or professional which began before the new year take on new importance. They also reveal some previously hidden risks. So be warned. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your associates are firmly on your side, and that persistent problem that has caused you to delay some activities should soon be resolved to your satisfaction. YOU BORN THIS WEEK: You have the capacity to meet challenges that others might find overwhelming, and turn them into successful ventures. PUZZLES
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 C13 Presents org Art Fair NaplesNew Years CONTRACT BRIDGEHe shoulda stood in bedBY STEVE BECKERThis deal occurred years ago in a high-stakes rubber-bridge game. Looking at only the North-South cards, it is hard to believe the eventual outcome. Certainly North had a tough choice of responses after his partner opened with a game-forcing twoheart bid and West cramped the bidding by leaping to five clubs. It seemed likely, from Norths viewpoint, that there was a slam somewhere, and he elected to go for it in his partners suit. East interjected a jarring note by doubling, and West made the killing lead of a club, selecting the three rather than the queen to direct a diamond return if his partner won the first trick. Ordinarily, declarer would have made six hearts easily, but in the actual case he suffered a catastrophe of cataclysmic proportions. East ruffed the club and returned a diamond to partners ace, whereupon West led another club, East ruffing again. East would now have had a problem as to whether to return a spade or a diamond, except that Wests second club lead had been the four, asking once again for a low-suit return. Had West been void of spades, he would have asked for that return by leading the queen of clubs instead of the four. So East led a diamond at trick four, ruffed by West, who continued the onslaught by giving his partner a third club ruff. East returned the compliment by giving his partner another diamond ruff, after which the defense finally ran out of steam. All told, South lost a diamond and five trump tricks to go down 1,400 points on a hand that offered nearly a 100 percent chance to make six hearts! Into each life some rain in this case a monsoon must fall! thirdstreetsouth.com 239.434.6533Music, Fireworks, Snow & More for New Years Eve
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC14 WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 AN EVENING OF DINNER, DANCING & DRINKS JOIN US FOR A NEW YEARS EVE PARTY AT NAPLES GRANDE BEACH RESORT DECEMBER 31 2015 at 7:30 p.m. featuring live music by LARRY CORYELL, gourmet dinner buet, champagne toast & cash bar BUYTICKETSNOW for $169 ++ per person Overnight packages also available.CALL (844) 618-9513 | 475 SEAGATE DRIVE NAPLES, FL 34103 | NAPLESGRANDE.COM/NYE WHERE THE ENTERTAINMENT IS ALWAYS INCLUDED!Restaurant Hours 5-10 Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Holiday Gift Cards Available! Give the Gift of DaRuMa!Treat your family and friends to an evening theyll remember and truly enjoy! Op Op en en C C hristmas H Live Entertainment 5 Nights a Week! Call today to book your Holiday Party!Taking Reservations Now for New Years! W WH ER ER E T TH H E E EN E N TE TE RT A AI NM EN N N N T T T T T IS IS S IS IS IS A A A A A LW LW W AY AY S IN IN N N N CL CL CL CL CL CL CL L CL L UD UD UD UD UD UD D ED ED ED D ED ED ED D D D D D D D ! ! ! ! ! ! Re Re s st au ra nt H H H ou ou u ou rs rs rs rs 5 5 5 5 -1 -1 -1 -1 0 0 0 WH WH H H ER ER E T TH H E EN EN N TE E RT RT A AI AI N NM EN T T IS IS IS IS IS S A A A A A A L LW LW L W W AY AY AY A S S IN IN IN N N CL CL CL CL CL CL CL L L L L L L L UD UD UD UD UD UD UD ED D ED ED ED ED ED D D D D D ! ! ! ! ! ! Celebrate Your Holidays DaRuMa-Style! Call tod H l H o l Takin g R fo r C C C C C C C C C C C C SARASOTA: Sarasota Crossings 5459 Fruitville Road Sarasota(941) 342-6600 Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgNAPLES: Across from the Ritz-Carlton 241 Center Street North Naples(239) 591-1200 Email: email@example.comFT. MYERS: Bell Tower Shops 13499 S. Cleveland Ave. Ft. Myers (239) 344-0037 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org KOVEL: ANTIQUESIts always a good time to add a clock to your decor BY TERRY KOVEL AND KIM KOVELNew Years Eve is the holiday that is represented by a clock. Some say a ticking clock is the heart of the home. Since modern digital clocks dont click, every home should have an old clock. The tall case or grandfather clock can be found in antique and new versions. But check to be sure the clock case is not more than 8 feet high unless you have a room with an extra high ceiling. There are many other types of antique clocks that might be your favorite. Look for the banjo clock, named for its shape, first made about 1800, or the rectangular carriage clock found after the 182 0s. Children like Germancarved wooden cuckoo clocks made since the 1700s or even more modern plastic versions. A late Victorian home probably had a black mantel clock placed above the fireplace or an octagonal schoolhouse clock with a drop section hanging below the face. The round alarm clock didnt appear until the 1880s, but there still are some being made. And 20th-century styles include plain wooden Mission or simple Art Deco clocks. Today clocks come in many strange shapes and sizes. There even is an alarm clock that rolls off the table to the floor so you have to get out of bed to turn it off. But these clocks only tell time they dont tick. Q: Id like information about a treadle sewing machine Ive had for several years. It has a metal plaque attached that says Manufacd by the American Button-H ole Overseaming and Sewing Machine Co., Phila. Pa. Patent dates of 1850, 1865, 1866 and 1868 are listed. The machine is missing the bobbin but is otherwise complete. What can you tell me about it? A: The American Button H ole & Overseaming Company was founded in Philadelphia in 1863. Later the name became the An unusual carriage clock made with Japanese-style decoration sold at a James Julia auction in 2015 for $3,355. It was made of embossed brass and glass, and was only six inches high. Like all carriage clocks, it had a handle so it could easily be carried on a trip in a horse-drawn carriage. Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.comwww.facebook.com/FloridaWeeklyNewspapersTHERES A LOT TO LIKE 141 Tamiami Trail North, Naples 239.261.7157 wynnsonline.com 50% OFF All Christmas Decorations NOT INCLUDING CANDY$12.99/LB. Live Maine Lobster UP TO 2 POUNDS$1.00/EA. Holiday CupcakesFROM THE BAKERY$6.99/EA. French Meat PieA HOLIDAY TRADITION FROM THE DELI $39.99 Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut Champagne 750 ML BOTTLE$2.99 Macys Cheese Crisps & SticksSAVE A DOLLAR!And Happy New Year! from ons
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 C15 (239) 530-2225MONDAY SUNDAY 11:00 A.M. CLOSE NO COVER! NO RESERVATIONS! PRIME RIB DINNER $24.95 COMPLIMENTARY CHAMPAGNE TOASTWATCH THE BALL DROP AT MIDNIGHT ON OUR 160 BIGSCREEN 2016 4:00PM #4 OKLAHOMA #1 CLEMSON8:00PM#3 MICHIGAN STATE #2 ALABAMAAmerican B-H O & Sewing Machine Co. and still later it was called the American Sewing Machine Co. The company patented several improvements to sewing machines in the 1870s and 1880s. Its early machines included improvements patented by others. The company was in business until about 1896. Q: Does an engraved name on a pewter trophy decrease the value of the trophy? We have tennis trophies from the s and 60s that were my aunts from the Bay Head Yacht Club in New Jersey. A: The trophies have little value if they are pewter. The value depends on whats engraved on it. If it lists former winners, the name of someone famous adds value. If the trophies are silver or silver plate, they would be more desirable. Even when engraved, a sterling-silver trophy can sell for meltdown weight, or the inscription can be buffed off. Q: I bought a childs two-piece flatware set at a garage sale. Pictures of Bambi are on the handles. The bowl of the spoon is skewed to the left. The other utensil looks like a hoe. A label on the back says A Walt Disney Prod., stainless by bonny, Japan. Whats the purpose of these odd-shaped utensils? How old are they and what are they worth? A: These are not unusual shapes for childrens eating utensils. The hoe-shaped utensil is a pusher used to push food onto the spoon. The bowl of the spoon is curved at an angle to make it easier for the child to get the food into his mouth without spilling. Bonny made several sets of childrens eating utensils with Disney character finials. Bambi seems to be the only one that has a raised figure of the character on the handle. A set sold online recently for $29.50. Q: My old Coca-Cola transistor radio is in the shape of a can. Its about 35 years old, but in good condition. I also have the box. Its a little faded, but its still in good shape. Does my radio have any value? A: Coca-Cola advertising memorabilia and collectibles are almost as old as the beverage itself. Since 1886, the year John Pembertons Coca-Cola syrup was first served in an Atlanta soda fountain, Coca-Cola has been advertised through signs, newspaper ads, coupons, bottles, trays, calendars, lamps and clocks. The company first used radios in the 1930s. They were shaped like bottles and are worth lots of money today. Coolershaped radios were made in the 1950s and vending machine transistor radios appeared in the 1960s. The first can-shaped radio was a 1971-2 special offer. It was a transistor radio made by General Electric that cost $5.95 with a proof-of-purchase. The radio had a 2 -inch magnetic speaker, used a nine-volt battery and picked up local AM radio stations. Many versions of can radios, including FM versions, were made until the s. They are popular but common and worth $5 to $25. Examples with the original box fall in the higher end of the range.Tip: A grandfather clock should be cleaned, oiled and adjusted every five years. It is important to keep the clock level if it is to keep accurate time. 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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They are: San Jose money manager Michael Burry (Christian Bale), who in 2005 looked where others werent looking and saw that adjustable rate mortgages were going to price people out of their homes in a few years; Wall Street banker Jared Vennett (Ryan Gosling), who enlists hot-headed hedge fund manager Mark Baum (Steve Carell) and his team so they can all make millions; and upstart money managers Jamie Shipley (Finn Wittrock) and Charlie Geller (John Magaro), who bring in former banker Ben Rickert (Brad Pitt) for financial assistance and guidance. They all utilize something called a credit default swap (essentially betting that the housing market will fail, or short, rather than continue to thrive), and when it all goes boom! and banks go bankrupt, they cash in by selling their holdings to independent buyers and make millions. Its so smart you wish you saw it coming yourself. The spectacular thing about the film is director Adam McKays ability to translate the technical gibberish of Wall Street jargon into laymans terms, which consequently allows the (presumably) unfamiliar audience to understand the intricacies of the collapse. This understanding also prompts emotional investment in the characters because we have a firm grasp of the millions of dollars at stake, which in turn further engages viewers and allows for a more fulfilling payoff. For example, many will not know what collateralized debt obligation is. So Mr. McKay, in one of the films inspired and surreal moments, has chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain explain CDOs in a cameo that will leave you informed and smiling. Cameos from Margot Robbie and Selena Gomez produce a similar effect, and add to the directors mastery of telling this story in a comprehensive and clear way. Whats more, the script by Mr. McKay and Charles Randolph (Love & Other Drugs) allows Mr. Goslings Jared to speak directly to the camera, which engages the audience with insight and perspective into this world. Its an intelligent device that enhances the storytelling. And yes, this is the same Mr. McKay who directed Anchorman and Step Brothers. Its not entirely unusual for a comedy director to switch to drama (Austin Powers director Jay Roach recently directed Trumbo, for example), and one could rightfully argue that its Mr. McKays comedic background that makes The Big Short so much fun. But to have the clarity and dramatic heft that The Big Short brings is a substantial accomplishment and clearly the work of someone on top of his craft. He deserves a Best Director Oscar nomination. Although the heroes win, this is ultimately a sad story. These guys understood and are not happy about the institutional greed that led to the countrys (and worlds) financial downfall, so it is with a certain amount of guilt and disgust that they take their millions. The Big Short is a bit preachy, certainly appalling and, worse than anything else, brutally, regretfully truthful. Lets hope the errors of our avarice will not be repeated. m a a v p w dan HUDAKpunchdrunkmovies.com >> Michael Lewis said Paramount allowed director Adam McKay to make The Big Short because Mr. McKay rst agreed to make Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013). Naples Best Steak & Seafood House on the Water Open Sunday-Thursday 4 to 9 p.m. Open Friday-Saturday 4 to 10 p.m. Reservations Accepted 239.261.0622 Reservations 239.261.0622 T-MICHAELS.COM Now Taking New Years RESERVATIONS! 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Make checks payable to the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and mail to Harmon-Meek Gallery, 599 Ninth St. N., Suite 309, Naples, FL 34102. For more information, call 261-2637 or go to harmonmeek.com/ visionaries. Jewish Family & Community Services of Southwest Florida and the Naples Senior Center host An Evening for Better Tomorrows on Saturday, Jan. 9, at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. For more information, call 3254444 or visit jfcsswfl.org. The 10th annual Wishmakers Ball to benefit Make-A-Wish Southern Florida takes place Saturday, Jan. 9, at Quail West Golf & Country Club. Rick and Brenda Brown of the Brown Realty Group at Downing-Frye are this years chairs. The evening includes cocktail hour, dinner and live and silent auctions. Tickets for $250, and sponsorship packages start at $2,500. Call Lesley Colantonio at 992-9474, ext. 22, or email email@example.com. The Aqua Gala to benefit the Guadalupe Center takes place Wednesday evening, Jan. 13, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. For more information, contact Megan Becker by calling 657-7124 or emailing mbecker@guadalupecenter. org. The Shelter for Abused Women & Children holds its 16th annual Mending Broken Hearts with Hope luncheon Friday, Jan. 15, at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Tickets are $350. For more information, contact Susan Utz by calling 775-3862, ext. 261, or emailing sutz@ naplesshelter.org. The Jewish Federation of Collier County hosts its annual Power of Community dinner and show Saturday, Jan. 16, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Comedian Freddie Roman will headline A Return to the Catskill Mountains. Tickets are $150. For more information, call Jeffrey Feld at 263-4205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. n Hope for Haitis 2016 gala, Back to Our Roots, takes place Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Naples Sailing & Yacht Club. Guests will enjoy cocktails and hors doeuvres while watching the sunset over Naples Bay. Dinner and dancing to live music by Paradise will follow. The 2016 JoAnne M. Kuehner Heart of Gold Award will be presented to Arthrex in recognition of its tremendous and storied support of Hope for Haiti over the years. Tickets are $250, and sponsorship opportunities are available. For reservations or more information, call 434-7183, ext. 203. Friends of the Collier County Museums celebrate the 30th anniversary of the museums on Saturday evening, Jan. 16, at Windstar Country Club on Naples Bay. The gala will recognize and benefit all five museums in the county system: the main museum at the Collier County Government Center, The Depot Museum, Roberts Ranch in Immokalee, Marco Island Historical Museum and Everglades City Museum. The evening begins with cocktails and hors doeuvres with re-enactors in historical costumes and an array of auction items. A three-course dinner and dancing to hits from the 1950s, s and beyond will follow. Tickets for $120 area available at foccm.com or can be purchased by sending a check to Friends of the Collier County Museums, 3331 Tamiami Trail E., Naples, FL 34112. The sixth annual Home, Hope & Healing luncheon to benefit Youth Haven takes place Wednesday, Jan. 20, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Guest speaker is Jeanette Walls, whose memoir The Glass Castle has been a New York Times bestseller 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 email@example.com. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine hosts its inaugural gala, Evening of Vision Under the Stars, Friday, Jan. 22, at the new Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Naples. Alan Korest is honorary chair of the event that includes a cocktail reception, building tours, dinner, dancing and an auction. Entertainment includes the University of Miami Frost School of Music Stamps Live Quintet and a performance by Glenn Basham, professor emeritus, also from the Frost School. Tickets are $250, with proceeds to benefit the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute ambulatory surgery center set to open in Naples in 2016. For reservations or more information, call 659-3986. The David Lawrence Center hosts Live Life in Color! on Saturday, Jan. 23, at Naples Botanical Garden. Rather than transporting guests to a faraway land, as has been the galas signature tradition for many years, the 2016 fundraiser focuses on life right here in paradise. William and Pat Barton are honorary co-chairs; Polly Keller and William and Kathleen ONeill are co-chairs. Performance artist, entertainer and speaker Michael Israel will paint to live music, with the resulting artwork to be auctioned off after dinner. Tickets are $500 ($1,200 for VIP privileges). For more information, visit davidlawrencecenter.org. Meow Masquerade, an evening of dinner, dancing and silent auction to benefit the Naples Cat Alliance takes place from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at Windstar on Naples Bay. Raffle tickets for a $5,800 getaway for three nights in New Orleans will also be sold ($20 each, with a maximum of 300 sold). Tickets for $85 are available by calling Pam Reed at 370-2437. The second annual Eyeball Soiree to benefit the Bonita Springs Lions Eye Clinic takes place from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at The Club at Mediterra. BMO Harris Bank is the title sponsor. With the theme I Only Have Eyes For You, the evening includes cocktail hours and dinner, live entertainment, mystery and live auctions and awards to two doctors who donate their time to the clinic. For tickets or sponsorship information, call Trish Leonard at 398-9999, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit eyeballsoiree.com. Naples Music Club holds its annual gala the evening of Monday, Jan. 25, at the Bonita Bay Club. This years theme is Exploring Cole Porter. Music will be by String Theory Plus, featuring Glenn Basham, Kevin Mauldin, Rebecca Richardson and Dan Heck. Tickets for $150 are available at naplesmusicclub.org or by calling 384-9205. 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, at Stonebridge Country Club. Tickets are $75. For more information, call 262-4448, ext. 301. Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida welcomes funny and frank sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer as guest speaker at the 12th annual Choice Affair gala set for Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. The radio and TV personality with the distinctive accent follows other entertaining and well-known people at the podium for previous Choice Affair evenings including Gloria Steinem, Ellen Goodman, Jane Fonda, Kathleen Turner, Anna Quindlen, Ashley Judd and Lawrence ODonnell. Tickets start at $350 and include cocktails, a silent auction and dinner. For more information, call (941) 365-3913, ext. 1167, or email email@example.com. The United Arts Council of Collier County hosts the 10th annual Stars in the Arts luncheon and awards presentation Wednesday, Feb. 17, at The RitzCarlton Beach Resort. Mally Khorasantchi and Jane Borders are co-chairs. For more information, call 254-8242 or visit collierarts.com. The 2016 Avow Butterfly Ball takes flight Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. The event is organized by members of the Avow Founding Womens Board. Tickets are $300, with all proceeds benefitting the hospice, palliative care and grief support programs offered by Avow. Sponsorship, underwriting and in-kind donation opportunities are available. For more information, call 261-4404. Email details about your charity gala or fundraising soiree to Cindy Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org. ROMAN WESTHEIMER
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C21 Like us on Facebook.com/NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. Visit oridaweekly.com to view our Society photo albums and purchase any pictures you want. We also welcome submissions for our Society pages. Be sure to include rst and last names and email high-resolution jpgs to cpierce@ oridaweekly.com. SOCIETYAn evening of Gulfshore Opera at The Strand Country Club Holiday fun for Big Brothers Big Sisters at Venetian VillageEvelyn Thompson with Jamey, Andrea and Antonio Jamey with Kate Okuniewicz Richard Ratner and Gwen Ratner Lucille DiPietro and Giana DiPietro Alfred Arbogast, Bobbye Raye Womack, Lindsay Robertson and Mike Marion Achie McEachern and Amy Paulsen Cory with Derrick Glover Becky Waller, Larry Waller, Luciano Marsalli, Teddy Collins, Bruno Guerrero, Nathalie Avila and Laura Friesen Sam Vasquez, Aria Vasquez and Steffanie Pearce Lendkey with Amy Paulsen Debbie Tayon, Santa Claus, Candice Lopez and Mrs. Claus DeShawn, Althea, Dh errii and Allawna Florence Becky Waller and Larry Waller Anthony, Carole Fabiano, Lee and Tom Turicchi Gregory with Robert Chappell TIM GIBBONS / FLORIDA WEEKLY IVAN SELIGMAN / FLORIDA WEEKLY
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 Like us on Facebook.com/NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. Visit oridaweekly.com to view our Society photo albums and purchase any pictures you want. We also welcome submissions for our Society pages. Be sure to include rst and last names and email high-resolution jpgs to cpierce@ oridaweekly.com. SOCIETYCandlelight remembrance service at Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial GardensJessica Lester, Tasha Pierson, Norma Lester, Connie Thomas and Danielle Johnson Carol Hallenbeck, Liza Smith, Ashley Luer and Soni Henry Garrett Booker, Rick Grimes Jr. and Brandon Booker Seated: Rick Grimes and Allison Grimes. Standing: Garrett Booker, Sylvia Booker, Rick Grimes Jr. and Brandon Booker Andy Garcia, Brandon Garcia and Joaquin Garcia Mackenna Matuszak, Ashley Luer and Aidan Smith Meredith Mahan, Allison Grimes and Rick Grimes Marilyn Schrader, Jo-Ann Morris and Nicole Partin BERNADETTE LA PAGLIA / FLORIDA WEEKLY
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C23 HOLIDAYHappiness! EXPERIENCE bt b b t (nb f) | trb, | Nrb.WnbSrb. | ..*One or multiple gift cards in a single purchase. Darlene Kinney and Hannah Henderson Lily Barancik and Hunter McLaughlin Andrey Wood and Alexander Granados Lise Sundrla and Nancy Kerns Peter Clifford and Carol Clifford Mitch Crouch, Joandy Mote and Deven ClarkLike us on Facebook.com/NaplesFloridaWeekly to see more photos. Visit oridaweekly.com to view our Society photo albums and purchase any pictures you want. We also welcome submissions for our Society pages. Be sure to include rst and last names and email high-resolution jpgs to cpierce@ oridaweekly.com. SO C I E TYTooting their horns for A Tuba Christmas on Fifth Avenue South BOB RAYMOND / FLORIDA WEEKLY
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC24 WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 Experience the Difference Good Taste Makes.MondayThursday 11:30am9:00pm 1427 Pine Ridge Road, #105, Naples True Neapolitan Pizza and Authentic Italian Food WEEKENDHAPPY HOURSaturday & Sunday :00pmEnjoy Half Price on House Wines, Domestic Beers and Select Appetizers! CUISINE NEWSHeres to new bourbon recipes presented by Vom Fass at Mercato BY LINDSEY NESMITHlnesmith@ oridaweekly.comThere are moments during the holidays that call for a stiff drink. Thankfully, Vom Fass has provided us with recipes for grownup cocktails that will give you the fortitude to carry on with the festivities through New Years Day. Read on to find new and traditional bourbon concoctions. Bourbon Old FASSioned 3 oz. orangecello liqueur 1 oz. American bourbon 1.5 oz. grenadine Sparkling water Maraschino cherries Orange wheel Combine orangecello, bourbon and grenadine in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Pour into a cocktail glass and top off with sparkling water. Add cherries and orange wheel for garnish. Bourbon Whiskey Sour 1.5 oz. bourbon .75 oz. grenadine 1 tsp. Calamansi vinegar Combine, shake with ice and serve over ice in a rocks or tumbler glass. Bourbon Grand Autumn 2 oz. bourbon 1 oz. elderflower liqueur 1 oz. Caipirinha liqueur 3 oz. ginger beer 2 dashes Angostura bitters Combine, shake over ice and serve in a Tom Collins glass. Take note: Tis the season for the hotly anticipated Gooey Brown Butter Bites at the Bay House. For $18, you can pick up a package of a dozen two days after you place your order. Purchase online at bayhousenaples. com. Campiello presents its Natalizie menu of Italian seasonal favorites through Wednesday, Dec. 30. Enjoy apple and taleggio pizza, lamb chops with vegetable gratin, squid ink bucatini with diver scallops and Panettone bread pudding with orange-butter sauce. Call 435-1166 or visit campiello. damico.com. Rotary Club of Bonita Springs hosts a Lagunitas craft beer tasting from 5:307:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, at Paradise Wine to benefit select charities. Guests will sample five of the acclaimed brewerys beers and appetizers. $30. For more information or to register, email email@example.com. Email food and dining news to Lindsey Newsmith at lnesmith@floridaweekly. com. NOW ACCEPTING New Years Reservations! 3 SEATINGS5pm | 7pm (SOLD OUT) | 9:30pm FISHRESTAURANT 239.263.FISH (3474) shseafoodrestaurant.com239.430.6273miramarenaples.comTHE VILLAGE ON VENETIAN BAY4236 & 4360 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples, FL 34103 Lunch Special1 PLATE 2 COURSES$12.95 Waterfront Dining at its Best NEW YEARS EVE PRIX FIXE 5-COURSE DINNER MENU$95 Live Entertainment & Champagne Toast
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 C25 In the Home Depot Plaza, on Bonita Beach Road11920 Saradrienne Lane | Bonita Springs, Florida 34135239.263.6979artichokeandcompany.com New YearsBASHwith Artichoke and CompanyEntertainment by... Tato MixDJ $65 Thursday, December 31st, 2015 | 1AM , | to Friday, January 1st, 2016 | 1AM per person (plus tax and gratuity) PLEASE RSVP: or online at www.artichokeancompany.com/rsvp(239) 263-6979 New Years Eve Dinner Party9 P.M. SEATING Reserve Your Table Now! $99 Per Person Inside $75 Per Person OutsideIncludes: Special Four Course Dinner VIP Dance Party till 2am Complimentary Champagne Bottle at Midnight at your table Dancing with Live DJ 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. 1585 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 5, Naples, Florida 34109 LUNCH/MONSAT 11:30 to to 10 & FRISAT 4 to 11 Join us in Culinary Excellence Celebrating 25 Years2016 ROW By Capt. Brien & Crew2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road | Suite 1100 | Naples, FL 34109 239-389-6901 | www.RowSeafood.com Prime Rib with Baked Potato New England Fish n Chips Grilled Salmon over Rice Mussels Marinara over Linguine Smoked Half Chicken with Mashed Potatoes EVERY MONDAY AND TUESDAY AT ROW(for a limited time) ROW Seafood will feature 5 Entree specials Every Monday and Tuesday for $15 5FOR$15EACH THE DISH The Dish: Stuffed Tomato Salad The Price: $9.49 The Place: The Sand Bar 826 E. Elkam Circle, Marco Island The Hours: 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily The Full Menu: sandbarmarco.com The Details: What do you do when a bunch of New York Giants fans come to town and the game isnt viewable on network television? Head to the Sand Bar on Marco Island, of course. We had an all-hands viewing party in our family over the weekend, and while everyone else was happy with pitchers of beer, sweet cocktails and deliciously fried bar food, I needed something with a bit more sustenance. Sweet protein and veggies were very necessary, and the stuffed tomato provided both. The savory chicken salad, ripe tomato and a fresh salad of greens, black olives, shredded cheddar, hard-boiled eggs and blue cheese dressing on the side gave me the energy I needed to keep shoveling quarters toward the kids so they could keep the bars arcade profitable. One more thing: Go Giants! Lindsey Nesmith firstname.lastname@example.org
www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYC26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 TiFOR GIVINGTh Seaso Buy a $100 Gift CardPromotion Valid November 27 to December 31, 2015Get One for $20239-263-1955 BarbatellaNaples.com1290 3rd Street South Naples, FL 34102 239-434-7258 SeaSaltNaples.com1186 3rd Street South Naples, FL 34102 VINOWhite nightsAccording to conventional wisdom, summer is the time to sip light white wines and winter is supposed to be when we break out the big reds. Well, maybe I dont have any wisdom, conventional or otherwise, but we like to drink whites in the winter, too. It doesnt get all that cold here in our tropical paradise. We still unwind out on the patio after work in the so-called winter months. At those times, reds are just a bit too big for the balmy weather. Also, we find it especially relaxing to have a glass of white just after work while were deciding which red to pair with dinner. And another thing: not all whites are light and refreshing. Rhone varietals, like viognier, roussanne, and marsanne, have a lot of body to them, lower acidity and bold floral and fruit aromas. These require a whole different food pairing strategy. There are other reasons to keep the whites in mind during the cooler months. Its stone crab season, and theres nothing like a bottle (or two) of zingy sauvignon blanc to accompany a heap of claws with butter and mustard sauce. And we still eat fish and other shellfish during tourist season, so its a good idea to have a collection of chardonnays, chenin blancs and other varietals within easy reach. Recently, we sampled a wide selection of contemporary-styled whites from several producers, and our favorites are listed here. Blair Pinot Gris Arroyo Seco 2013 Medium dark gold in the glass with a nose of sweet tropical fruit. Flavors of passionfruit, guava and bit of pineapple balanced by firm acidity. WW 88. Kendall Jackson Avant Sauvignon Blanc 2014 The Avant line is new from this heritage winery. Grapes are sourced from several growing regions include Lake and Sonoma counties. Pale color with light tropical fruit aromas on the nose. Minerally flavors of wet stone, grass and zingy citrus. Around $14. WW 89. Kendall Jackson Avant Chardonnay This wine is no stranger to oak, with aroma and flavor profiles that are fairly typical of this particular California chardonnay style. Theres pineapple right up front, along with lemon and pleasant herbal notes of grass and hay. Around $17. WW 87. Antler Hill Chardonnay Russian River 2012 Ashevilles famous Biltmore Estate has had its own brand of wines for a while, but its been mostly from the emerging regions around that city. Its expanded into partnering with California wineries, distributing several brands under the Biltmore Wines umbrella. This chardonnay needs time: it tasted much better after the bottle had been open for quite a while. Very light-bodied, offering tropical fruit and melon notes on the nose and palate, with an appealing sweet tartness on the finish. WW 89. Chateau Montelena Riesling Potter Valley 2014 This heritage winery is known for its Chardonnay and bold reds, so this is a bit of a change of pace. Its medium sweet, offering fig, peach, apricot, and apple flavors. Could be good with Indian or Thai dishes. About $25. WW 88-89.Ask the Wine WhispererWhats the proper temperature for serving wine? Denise B., Bonita SpringsWhen served too cold, a wine shuts down, and the flavors and aromas become muted. However, the guidelines vary for different types of wine. Sparkling wines should be served ice cold, between 40 and 50 degrees. Whites are best around 55 degrees (which is cellar temperature), and reds at about 62 not room temperature. If you put a bottle of red in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes, the serving temperature should be ideal. Jerry Greenfield is The Wine Whisperer. He is creative director of Greenfield Advertising Group.His book, Secrets of the Wine Whisperer, is available through his website or on Amazon. Read his other writings at winewhisperer.com. p h S t f jerry GREENFIELDvino@floridaweekly.com Kendall Jacksons Avant line
NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT C27 700 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, FL 34102 239.659.7008 | VerginaRestaurant.com Vergina, The Taste Youll Never Forget in a Place Youll Always Remember! CALL 239.659.7008 TO RESERVE YOUR TABLE Join Us for New Years Eve Dinner From 5:00 pm$80 Per Person Party From 7:30 pm$150 Per Person *Special Menus *Childrens Menu Available Gift Cards Available Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas CUISINE NEWSZorbas celebrates all things MediterraneanZorbas Mediterranean Grille & Bar on Bonita Beach Road has been serving Greek, Italian, Portuguese and Middle Eastern dishes since 1998. Yet, somehow Id never gotten around to trying this charming restaurant in all the years since I started reviewing Southwest Florida restaurants in the 1990s. Why is it so easy to overlook? It might be partly because Zorbas is in a big shopping plaza (anchored by an Ace Hardware store) thats set far back from the buzzing traffic of Bonita Beach Road. Motorists are unlikely to see its distant neon sign even if they are slowing down near the intersection with U.S. 41. Fitzgeralds Irish Pub is much more visible in front of the center and likely to lure away spontaneous diners before they even notice Zorbas. Despite the restaurants seemingly low profile, the Greek family that took over the former pizzeria is now in its second generation of serving traditional recipes from the old country. To thrive that long in such a competitive location means they must be doing something right with the food and service which my experience and many an online review confirm. The kitchen shows a noteworthy range in handling a deep and diverse menu, while the staff out front ensures a warm reception and seamless service. When you enter Zorbas, you immediately forget that youve just parked in a sprawling commercial plaza. The butter-hued walls are adorned with lovely Mediterranean landscapes. Greek columns frame the shelves behind the bar, and archways separate the bar from the main dining area. The tufted leather booths are comfortable, but the table we had was nicked and scratched from years of use; a tablecloth would easily hide the evidence of age. From the specialty cocktail list, I sipped the Persephone ($9), a well-chilled and fruity blend of vodka, pomegranate juice and lemonade. My guest enjoyed a glass of Boutari Naoussa ($11), a full-bodied Greek red with dark cherry notes. More than a dozen appetizers and spreads are offered to get your meal started, including Italian bruschetta, flambed Greek cheese and Portuguese seafood stew. The bifteki ($9) was a large cylindrical meatball made with ground beef and stuffed with smoked gouda, which added a buttery richness to the meat. The platter was finished with slices of raw red onion and tomato and a pile of super-crispy herbed shoestring fries some of the best fries in recent memory. Ketchup was provided for the potatoes, but some kind of sauce might have added pizzazz to the beef, too. From the list of four spreads, we tried the baba ghanoush ($7) with pita bread. The creamy roasted eggplant had only a hint of garlic more would have improved it with bits of roasted red pepper adding a contrasting sweetness. Plates were cleared promptly, and drink refills were offered. Service throughout was efficient and pleasant. For entrees, there are a few Italian pasta dishes, braised and grilled lamb and other meats, and seafood dishes including bouillabaisse, grouper, salmon and sea bass. The Greek specialties list features half a dozen classics, such as souvlaki, moussaka and pastitsio. From these traditional dishes, we decided on the dolmathes ($17), grape leaves stuffed with ground beef and rice. The filling was moist and flavorful, and the leaves tender. The small rolls, along with the roasted potatoes on the plate, were laced with a lemony sauce that was a little overbearing. Green beans stewed with tomatoes also were served on the side. My favorite dish of the meal was the grilled octopus ($21). The plate was loaded with charry, juicy chunks of tender octopus tossed with three or four different kinds of peppers, some sweet and some hot. The waiter had warned me that the dish would be very spicy, and he did not exaggerate but I loved it. More of those lemony potatoes and a handful of peppery arugula also were part of this abundant dish, half of which went home with me for another meal. In fact, we both were so satisfied by Zorbas hearty food that it was all we could do to split a piece of baklava ($5) for dessert. A warm flourish of cinnamon gave the flaky, sweet pastry an extra note of interest. Yes, it took me a long time to discover Zorbas, but better late than never. drew STERWALDcuisine@floridaweekly.com Zorbas Mediterranean Grille & Bar9106 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs; 992-5005 >> Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday >> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $7-$14; entrees, $15-$29 >> Beverages: Full bar >> Specialties of the house: Greek and other Mediterranean fare >> Volume: Low >> Parking: Plaza lot >> Website: zorbasgrille.comRatings: Food: Service: Atmosphere: Superb Noteworthy Good Fair Poor Grilled octopus is tossed with a variety of peppers and arugula. Baklava, the classic Greek dessert with layers of nuts and phyllo pastry, is one way to finish a meal at Zorbas.DREW STERWALD / FLORIDA WEEKLY
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YOUR GUIDE TO NEW HOME COMMUNITIES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA Mediterra isnt only the best community in Southwest Florida today its now been named the Community of the Year an unprecedented nine times. Mediterras unique ambience begins with the homes. With more than 95 percent of the community already sold out, the neighborhoods are lush and full of activity. Construction on a variety of new homes is clear evidence that the sales pace at Mediterra continues to set the benchmark in Naples real estate: six model homes are open for viewing, and seven additional models are under construction. Within Mediterra, a 1,700-acre luxury golf and beach community, residents enjoy a luxury lifestyle with amenities rivaling a world-class resort from epicurean fare and casual cuisine to 36 holes of championship golf, a private beach club on the sugary sands of the Gulf of Mexico, even soothing spa treatments close to home. And its all within a beautiful setting of rolling golf fairways, sparkling lakes, lush landscaping and nature preserves. The communitys 32,000-square-foot clubhouse defines the social experience at Mediterra, offering a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where guests can enjoy lounging in jeans while taking in the views of the sunset at the popular outdoor tavern or enjoying a competitive game of bocce. Dozens of activities provide opportunities for residents to expand their circle of friends as part of the financially strong, memberowned club. Members enjoy monthly tennis mixers, league play and championships, bocce fall open and wine tastings, golf jamborees, kids movie nights, and even family fun runs: Turkey Trot and Jingle Jog. Members congregate throughout the clubhouse, complete with a popular outdoor tavern with flat-screen TVs and multitiered patios overlooking the finishing hole of Mediterras South Course. Ample outdoor seating areas and a summer kitchen that serves gourmet brick-oven pizzas, seasonal salads and grilled entrees makes the tavern a favorite member destination. The expansive formal and casual dining areas are also a favorite gathering place for members who enjoy the culinary genius of Chef Tyler Field. At the neighboring Sports Club, members take advantage of the facilitys health and wellness programs and amenities, including five Har-Tru tennis courts, a fitness center with the latest state-of-the-art equipment, bocce courts, a smoothie bar, and a full schedule of classes from A to Z aerobics to Zumba. A professional staff offers personal training and consultation, working with members to achieve a healthy lifestyle. The club pool caters to both active and leisurely pursuits: Members swim laps or lounge on the decks. A full menu of spa treatments provides pampering and relaxation just steps from home. Mediterras two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses, created to blend in and harmonize with the communitys natural surroundings, provide the backdrop for the communitys luxury villas, single-family estate and custom homes designed by Southwest Floridas leading builders. The North and South courses appeal to every playing ability with a variety of tee positions and strategies. By limiting the number of golf memberships only 225 per 18 holes Mediterra has enhanced the exclusive golf experience. And it just keeps getting better: The Club at Mediterra is halfway through a two-year, $6.1 million project to replace the irrigation system, bunkers, cart paths and turf on the South Course. Members also can hone their game during private lessons and programs offered by a staff of certified PGA golf professionals. Mediterras Golf Learning Center offers an enclosed hitting station with video equipment and launch monitor, plus expanded hitting stations to practice long shots. The 2.5-acre shortgame practice area features three greens that replicate shots on both courses. Mediterras private Beach Club, located along 200 feet of Bonita Springs famed white-sand beach, provides the only reason residents may venture from home. The two-story, 10,000-square-foot club offers the ultimate beach experience and cater-to-your-every-whim luxury, with on-site parking, a second-story Gulf-view pool, and concierge service ready to set up beach chairs and umbrellas and deliver towels, food and beverages right to members poolside perches. The club, a favorite destination for savoring nightly sunsets, features casual dining inside or out. At Mediterra, residents also are immersed in natural beauty. More than 1,000 acres are dedicated to golf, parks and nature preserves that are enjoyed by couples and groups who walk, jog and bike the communitys eight miles of trails or gather at one of three themed parks. The award-winning Parque Celestial pays homage to classic European design with a meditation labyrinth, while the rhythm of fountains in Parterre Garden provides a soothing backdrop for colorful blooms, statuary and sculpted gardens. Calusa Play Park delves into the areas history, offering grassy play hills, a basketball half court, play equipment and a wetland boardwalk. Mediterras amenities and social opportunities create a true sense of community a spirit embraced by residents who eagerly welcome newcomers and visitors. Its this camaraderie that defines Mediterra. Its never too late to experience Mediterras award-winning lifestyle. The nine-time Community of the Year offers new singlefamily estate homes and single-family maintenance-free villas, where landscape maintenance is included as part of the homeowners association. Residents in Lucarno also enjoy the convenience of pool maintenance. Available home designs are priced from $1 million to more than $7 million. To schedule a tour of the community today, visit www.MediterraNaples.com, call 239-949-8989, or visit the Mediterra sales center, located on Livingston Road, two miles north of Immokalee Road and west of I-75. SPONSORED CONTENTDECEMBER 24-30, 2015 t monitorplusexpandedhittingstations o T h a o a s P e b ar Above: Members enjoy two Tom Faziodesigned championship golf courses. London Bays Capriano model was recently awarded Product Design of the Year and Best Pool Design. Left: London Bay Homes Delfina is located in the Serata neighborhood at Mediterra. Mediterra: amenities and more make it Southwest Floridas nine-time Community of the Year
Bonita Bays golf experience attracting Seaglass homebuyersAs evidenced by the nearly $70 million in sales processed this year, luxury homebuyers continue to be attracted by the exceptional value offered at the Seaglass at Bonita Bay high-rise tower to be built by The Ronto Group. With the combination of the towers alluring tower and penthouse floor plan choices and Bonita Bays award-winning lifestyle that includes five championship golf courses, Seaglass is redefining the high-rise living experience. The caliber of the Bonita Bay Clubs golf operation is legendary and wellknown to golfers worldwide. A twostory, 15,000 square-foot facility houses the golf pro shop, offices, and underground storage and charging for 260 carts and storage for 2,600 golf bags. Director of Golf E.J. McDonnell, PGA oversees a staff of 25 PGA Professionals. Ten of the PGA Professionals and seven Fitness Professionals are Titleist Performance Institute Certified. An extensive instructional program includes private and group lessons, golf schools, and clinics on three dedicated practice areas. Members have access to the latest equipment and benefit from professional club-fitting services. Three on-property Bonita Bay West courses were designed by Arthur Hills to preserve and enhance the natural features of the land. The courses achieved Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary status in 1995. Measuring 6,910 yards, the Bay Island course is the most challenging of the Clubs five courses. Water hazards, sand traps, and stands of oak and cypress await errant shots. While the vistas from the tees are captivating, golfers must be long and accurate off the tee to score well. Undulating elevated greens present a challenge to approach shots. Recovering from missed shots demands an accurate short game. The recently renovated Creekside course is a favorite of the Clubs members. A challenging 6,632 yards, Creekside features broad fairways and limited carries while changes in elevation create a subtle feeling of rolling hills. Bunkering and moguls add to the challenge of reaching the greens in regulation. Grass-face bunkers protect greens that are undulating and fast. Extra room off many of the tees provides an opportunity to aggressively attack some holes. The 6,483 yard Marsh golf course winds through wetland areas with oaks and palmettos. The wetlands and vegetation provide both landscaping and water hazards. The setting provides golfers with a sense of peace during their round. Many of the holes are more about target golf than the layouts at Bonita Bays other courses and require every club in the bag. In 1990, the Marsh course was ranked 60th on Golf Digests list of the 100 greatest courses in America. Two Tom Fazio courses at the nearby Bonita Bay East provide a pure golf experience on over 1,000 acres with preserved wetlands and no residential development. It was the first private 36-hole club in the world to achieve certification through the Audubon Internationals Signature Program and has been designated as a Certified Signature Sanctuary since 1998. A 8,200 square feet clubhouse is nestled among slash pines and Sabal palms and features a golf shop, main dining room, mixed grill room, bar, and locker areas. Numerous local and state PGA and FSGA tournaments have been conducted on the Bonita Bay East Cypress course. It is considered one of the best tournament sites in Southwest Florida. The front nine is forgiving off the tee, but the greens are protected by deep bunkers. On the inward nine, the holes are separated by stands of cypress trees and wetlands. A challenging 7,059 yards, the course features undulating greens that are some of the fastest in the area. The 6,813 yard Sabal course is another exceptional Bonita Bay course that brings golfers and nature together. With five par fives and five par threes, the course presents numerous challenges. Alligators, wild turkeys, deer, and bald eagles are often seen near the lake that comes into play on holes 9 through 12. The green complexes are large and feature high green speeds. Situated nearly 250 feet from its closest neighboring building, the 26-floor, 120-unit Seaglass tower will feature fully-completed, ready for occupancy residences with designer-selected premium finishes, including flooring, paint, and trim. Each residence will come with two protected access under-building parking spaces. Private enclosed twocar garages will be available. Three luxurious tower residence great room floor plans at Seaglass range from 2,889 to 3,421 square feet under air and are priced from just over $1 million. The spacious tower residences will include dual private elevator grand foyers, large island kitchens, three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, or three bedrooms plus a den or fourth bedroom and three-and-a-half baths, walk-in closets in the owners suite, and sliders opening to multiple outdoor spaces that include a gas grill. Ten-foot ceiling heights are included per plan. The spectacular penthouse residences at Seaglass are priced from $2.5 million and offer approximately 4,600 square feet of air conditioned space with a dual private elevator grand foyer, a large great room, spacious gourmet kitchen, three bedrooms plus a den or fourth bedroom and threeand-a-half baths, or four bedrooms plus a den and four-and-a-half baths. Ceiling heights of 10-feet eight-inches or 11-feet four-inches are included per plan. Several of the penthouse residences feature especially inviting expanded outdoor spaces with exceptionally large terraces, including two private rooftop terraces that will be enjoyed by the residents of the penthouses on the buildings uppermost floor. For additional information, visit the Seaglass Sales Center at 26951 Country Club Drive within Bonita Bay from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m. Visit Seaglass online at www. seaglassatbonitabay.com. Above: The caliber of the Bonita Bay Clubs golf operation is legendary and well-known to golfers worldwide. Director of Golf E.J. McDonnell, PGA oversees a staff of 25 PGA Professionals. Three on-property Bonita Bay West courses were designed by Arthur Hills to preserve and enhance the natural features of the land. The courses achieved Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary status in 1995. Right: With the combination of the its alluring tower and penthouse floor plan choices and Bonita Bays awardwinning lifestyle that includes an unrivaled golf experience, The Ronto Groups Seaglass tower is redefining the high-rise living experience. www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYD2 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015
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& AssociatesPoolside. In a prone position. Sunglasses on. Staring at the blue horizon. Its all part of the amazing lifestyle youll discover at Kalea Bay. Resort-style pool so relaxing. Adults only pool so private. Zero entry childrens pool so fun. Residences priced from $1.3 million13910 Old Coast Road, Naples, FL 34110 KaleaBay.com 239-793-0110 Some say three is a crowd. With 3 clubside pools, we see it as just Right.
Over $100 million in sales recorded at Kalea BayThe construction site is extremely busy at Kalea Bay, the highrise community being developed by Soave Real Estate on Vanderbilt Drive in North Naples. The onsite sales center is also very active as potential buyers discover what the gated, resort-lifestyle high-rise community has to offer. According to Inga Wilson, Kalea Bays Vice President of Sales & Marketing, sales have been phenomenal. In just a 10-day period in early November we sold 5 residences, said Wilson. That brings our total sales volume at Kalea Bay to over $100 million. Construction on the first of five towers began earlier this summer with land clearing, followed by test pilings and then the drilling of the permanent pilings. As of early December, the towers first floor is visible from Vanderbilt Drive with crews currently working on the second floor, the lobby level. Im also happy to report construction is ahead of schedule, stated Wilson. That means the first tower at Kalea Bay is slated to be completed in the Summer of 2017. Kalea Bay is an impressive chapter in the real estate history of Southwest Florida. The exquisitely designed 22-story tower, with 120 luxury residences, will have 20 floors of residences over two floors of parking. Six floor plans are available at Kalea Bay with prices currently starting at $1.3 million. Residences 1 and 6 are 4-bedroom/4bath plans with 3,280 square feet under air and 3,755 total square feet. Residences 2 and 5 are three-bedroom plus den/three-and-a-half bath plans with 3,280 square feet under air and 3,835 total square feet. Residences 3 and 4 are four-bedroom/ four-bath plans with 3,280 square feet under air and 3,921 total square feet. All residents of Kalea Bay will revel in spectacular gulf views, open floor plans, a private elevator leading directly into the condominium, nine-foot high ceilings and wood floors throughout The custom kitchens feature Wolf and Subzero appliances, a natural gas range, Downsview luxury cabinetry, quartz countertops, a Butlers pantry and counter-height oversized island. The master bedroom has an oversized walk-in closet and the master bath has his and hers vanities, quartz countertops, Downsview luxury cabinetry, a soaking tub and separate glassenclosed shower. Additional features include floor-toceiling windows and doors, high-tech wiring, fully-equipped laundry rooms and wide lanais with transparent glass rails. Residents, no matter which floor they choose, will be able to enjoy views of the Gulf of Mexico and nature preserve, said Wilson. Thats because the buildings amenities are located on the roof. They include an open-air fitness center, sky lounge and incredible rooftop pool. The residents and their guests will have quite a view from the towers roof. Not only will they see the Gulf of Mexico, but two of the best beaches in the country. They include, Barefoot Beach Preserve Park, which was ranked #2, and Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, which is ranked #9. In addition to the first towers rooftop amenities, Kalea Bay will also have a first-class clubhouse area which surely will be the recreational and social center of the community. The main amenity area is located on the north side of the large lake at the communitys entrance, said Wilson. It will include a clubhouse with three individual pools, a pool deck bar, an indoor/outdoor restaurant, a snack bar and an Internet cafe. But thats not all. Nearby will be the tennis pavilion with six lighted tennis courts and 24 guest suites. There will also be a shuttle service, originating from the clubhouse area, to a designated Gulf beach. In addition to our first tower construction has also started at the site of the communitys clubhouse, said Wilson. The first order of business was excavating the locations of the three pools. According to Wilson, Kalea Bays main amenity area will be ready for the communitys first residents to enjoy immediately upon them moving into their new homes. For more information regarding Kalea Bay visit the award-winning, onsite sales center. It is located at 13910 Old Coast Road in North Naples. Additional information is available by calling (239) 793-0110 or online at kaleabay.com. Above: Kalea Bays first tower was designed with rooftop amenities, including a pool and fitness center. The 22-story tower, with 120 residences, has 20 floors of residences over two floors of parking. Below: Kalea Bay residences have open floor plans with 9-foot high ceilings.www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYD4 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015
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Andalucia: Naples most sought-after address FrontDoor Communities has some exciting news to share with potential buyers: its Andalucia community located in the heart of Naples has six beautiful inventory homes available for purchase. At Andalucia, buyers will find the perfect location and amazing amenities all in one. Add in the fact that these are some of the final homes remaining in Andalucia, and that they have an incredible price point not found elsewhere in Naples, and these six homes wont be on the market long. The available inventory homes at Andalucia have everything todays home buyers desire, including an affordable price. FrontDoor Communities beautiful homes are priced from the low $400,000s through the $500,000s. However, that affordable price doesnt mean that buyers will have to sacrifice luxury finishes or sought-after features. Weve worked very hard to offer new home buyers a quality-built but affordable home here at Andalucia, said Mike Taylor, division vice president for FrontDoor Communities. Weve been able to incorporate all of the great features our buyers are looking for, as well as fantastic resort-style amenities, into this community. Plus, its in the perfect location near everything that makes Naples such a desirable place to live. With all of that combined, plus homes that start at $419,000, we can offer something no other builder in Naples offers. Showcasing three different floor plans, including the award-winning Seville and Cordoba plans, the inventory homes range from 1,850 to more than 3,900 square feet, and feature oneor two-story layouts complete with twocar garages. In addition, the inventory homes offer the choice of a lake or preserve view home site. The exterior architecture is absolutely breathtaking at Andalucia. Reminiscent of Spanish missions, the homes include tiled roofs, ornamental detail, stucco finishes and arched windows and doorways. The interior features are also impressive and include tile floors, granite countertops, tile backsplashes, stainless steel appliances, beautiful master suites, screened lanais, second story bonus rooms or first story flex space (per plan) and much more. Andalucia is in the center of it all, just minutes from boutiques and shopping, top beaches, and several of the top golf courses in Florida. Plus, the community is included in the excellent Collier County School District. However, homeowners arent required to leave home to enjoy fantastic amenities and recreation opportunities. Amenities found within Andalucia include a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, a heated lap pool and a whirlpool spa. In addition, the community has a residents clubhouse with an open gathering room, game room and kitchen, as well as a childrens playground with basketball court. Andalucia offers everything buyers need, from a convenient location to an affordable price point. With limited opportunities remaining, now is the time to buy! The Seville Interior. The Carmona. The Clubhouse at Andalucia. Ameni www.FloridaWeekly.com NAPLES FLORIDA WEEKLYD6 GULF COAST HOMES WEEK OF DECEMBER 24-30, 2015 BringYourHighestExpectations LIVINGSTON ROADPINE RIDGE ROAD EXIT 107WHIPPORWILL LANE N 2015 FrontDoor Communities. Better Homes Through Quality Design. All rights reserved. 112315 CGC1512813
You have golf friends. And beach friends. AND A CLUB FOR BOTH. A London Bay Homes Community 239-494-5398 LifeAtMediterra.comNOW SHOWCASING 8 LUXURY MODEL HOMES Villas from $1 Million and Estate Homes from $3 Million Mediterra Sales Center 15836 Savona Way, Naples, FL 34110 Located on Livingston Road, approximately 2 miles north of Immokalee Road 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,402 A/C Sq. Ft.THE CAPRIANO 3 Beds, 3.5 Baths, 3,380 A/C Sq. Ft.THE ELORO 3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,810 A/C Sq. Ft.THE ANGELICA Thats what it means to live at Mediterra to have it all without compromise. Your own private beach club just minutes away from the internationally acclaimed Club at Mediterra, where 36 holes of Tom Fazio-designed golf complement an array of luxurious details. Is it any wonder that Mediterra has been named Community of the Year in Naples 9 times and counting? But the opportunities to own are running short. Visit us at the Mediterra sales center, open daily, or call to schedule a private showing.NEWLY ARRIVED Copyright 2015. CBC057242 London Bay Homes. Pricing, features, specifications, products and availability are subject to change without notice. See a sales associate for complete and current information. 4 Beds, 4.5 Baths, 4,329 A/C Sq. Ft.THE DELFINA
AT SEAGLASS LIKE NOWHERE ELSE. It feels weightless. Carefree. To roam this space that indulges you. To entertain. To laugh. Far above the tropic splendor. The light at Seaglass. It changes everything. Shine RESIDENCES FROM JUST OVER $1MCoastal contemporary tower & penthouse residences | Open oor plans | Designer nishes With access to Championship golf | World-class tennis | Marina | Parks & preservesSEAGLASSATBONITABAY.COM26951 Country Club Drive | Bonita Springs | 239.301.4940ORAL 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. at 60,000 SQ. FT. LIFESTYLE CENTER NOW OPEN!
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-2300 7 6-65 Call 86 ISTINGS! VISIT .COM T T. .C21SUNBEL WWW W. TO VIEW ALL AILABLE LI V VA A Unique 4/5 Bedroom with Courtyard PoolCourtyard enclosed pool home. Great neighborhood off McGregor on river side. Lots of privacy with over 5600 total.$373,0001-866-657-2300 800FM061435. FORT MYERS 4 bed 3 bath on River Side of McGregor4 bed 3 bath / w loft 2900 sq. ft. completely remodeled pool/spa home on river side of McGregor.$369,9001-866-657-2300 800FM046116. FORT MYERS 5/3 River Hall CommunityNo expense spared! Open kitchen/family room, numerous upgrades throughout, granite counters, island, and much more!$359,9001-866-657-2300 800CC051931. ALVA Spectacular Pool Home In SandovalLarge bedrooms w/walk-in closets. Storage galore. Gorgeous landscaping. Holidays are coming & this home is ready for you!$354,9001-866-657-2300 800BS062089. CAPE CORAL SW Cape 3/2/2 Gulf Access Pool HomeWell maintained gulf access pool home in highly desired southwest Cape near Surfside Blvd. Southern exposure on pool!$349,0001-866-657-2300 800CC023897. CAPE CORAL Spacious 2,735 sq./ft. Living Area HomeIn addition to the 3 bed, 3 bathrooms there is a huge bonus room with separate zone A/C big enough for a pool table.$335,0001-866-657-2300 800CC052540. CAPE CORAL SW Cape Surfside LocationGulf access home off Surfside on a 3 lot site. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, pool, boat dock and lift!$329,9001-866-657-2300 800CC023949. CAPE CORAL Move In ReadyHighly sought after Plantation Pines. 3 Bedroom split floor plan beauty. Extensive remodeling and beautiful pool.$324,9001-866-657-2300 800FM047116. FORT MYERS Marvelous 4/3 Palmetto Pine Home On 5th TeeFeatures formal living & dining, eat-in kitchen w/ granite counters, wood cabinets, pantry. solar heated pool.$309,0001-866-657-2300 800CC043349. CAPE CORAL Gulf Access Pool HomeMove in condition 3/2 gulf access pool home. Fenced yard. Newer roof. 10K lift. Oversized lanai.$309,0001-866-657-2300 800CC019432. CAPE CORAL Townhouse Beauty at PaseoBright & airy Santa Rosa Corner townhouse model w/2084 sq.ft., 3/2.5/2 and fountain lit lake view and gorgeous sunsets.$299,5001-866-657-2300 800FM041119. FORT MYERS Attached VillaEnjoy beautiful sunset views from this 2 bedroom plus den, 2 bath, pool villa, located on a lake, in Bridgetown.$279,9991-866-657-2300 800FM004810. FORT MYERS Cherry EstatesPerfectly maintained home with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, home office and wide open floor plan.$279,0001-866-657-2300 800PI060162. ST. JAMES CITY Fresh Water Canal Pool Home3/2 Assessments in/paid! In ground pool, covered lanai. Great location, close to shopping and dining.$249,0001-866-657-2300 800CC064943. CAPE CORAL Gulf Access in Cape Coral1 Bridge access to river. Well maintained 3/2 split floor plan. New roof in 2010.$225,0001-866-657-2300 800FM061672. CAPE CORAL Spacious 3/2/2 in the Heart of Port CharlotteGranite counters in kitchen, tile in main living areas, carpet in bedrooms, large screen lanai.$199,9001-866-657-2300 800CH218283. PORT CHARLOTTE Almost an Acre of Pure Heaven3/2/2 Pool home on just under an acre. New tile in living areas. Large family room with fireplace.$199,0001-866-657-2300 800CH218821. PORT CHARLOTTE Legends Golf Community, Bundled Golf & SocialLegends Golf & CC in Ft. Myers is a golfers paradise! Built from '99-'05 by Lennar Homes. 18 hole Championship course.$194,9951-866-657-2300 800BS026907. FORT MYERS Lakefront 3/2/2 Pool Home w/SpaOver 2000 sq. ft. of living area, a fishing pier to relax or watch the beautiful view of the lake.$189,9001-866-657-2300 800CH203224. PORT CHARLOTTE 3/2.5 Townhome in Lakewood VillageSpacious 3/2.5 townhome next to Lakes Park with vaulted ceilings, lanai, 1 car garage. Community heated pool.$189,9001-866-657-2300 800FM069650. FORT MYERS Very Nice 4/2/2 In NW Cape CoralHard to beat this 4 bedroom home. New carpet, tile, fresh paint, and new landscaping. Can't build it for this price.$189,0001-866-657-2300 800CC053046. CAPE CORAL Gorgeous Home on 2 Lots3/2/2 Home close to NP new business area. Hot tub/spa, beautifully landscaped.$184,9001-866-657-2300 800CH215125. PORT CHARLOTTE Perfect For Entertaining!Keyless entry into this lovely home. Granite countertops, open dining/family room areas. French doors, two walk ins.$177,0001-866-657-2300 800CC060808. CAPE CORAL 2 Bed 2 Bath Villa HomeCharming 2/2 villa home w/enclosed sunroom. Conveniently located near downtown & beaches, shopping, & parks.$174,5001-866-657-2300 800NA033425. NAPLES
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www.C21SUNBELT.com Southwest FloridaSignature Collection A SELECTION OF EXEMPLARY HOMES. Call 866.657.2300 A NAME YOU CAN TRUST TO SELL YOUR HOMEBARBARA M. WATT FOUNDED CENTURY 21 SUNBELT REALTY IN 1984BARBARA M. WATTWWW.C21SUNBELT.COM Beautiful 2 Bed 2 Bath 2 Car GarageInside laundry, new washer, elect panel and roof. Fruit trees, hurricane shutters and security light.$124,9001-866-657-2300 800CH218450. PORT CHARLOTTE Imperial HarborWell maintained mobile home in 55 over community. 2/2 with enclosed porch.$124,0001-866-657-2300 800FM065594. BONITA SPRINGS 2/2/2 W Possible 3rd BedroomCeramic tile, upgraded tile, plenty of room for a pool.$119,9001-866-657-2300 800CH218410. PORT CHARLOTTE Beautiful 3/2/2 Home Centrally Located in LAGreat location!! 3 miles from Walmart, and close total central shopping!! New 2015 roof, flooring fresh paint in/out.$103,9001-866-657-2300 800LE068533. LEHIGH ACRES 2007 Townhouse in Cape Coral2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, island kitchen with breakfast nook, community pool, and screened balcony.$99,9001-866-657-2300 800CC067971. CAPE CORAL Well Maintained 55+ CommunityGreat location! 4/2 double wide manufactured home in Cape Sable Lakes. Large living room, full size laundry, ramp.$85,0001-866-657-2300 800NA063544. NAPLES Fully Furnished 2 Bedroom HouseReady for a tenant or seasonal owner to take possession 2 bed/1 bath w/den/FL room across from the hospital.$79,9001-866-657-2300 800LE062872. LEHIGH ACRES Winkler Ave Area CondoFreshly painted 2 bedroom 2 bath condo in a convenient area close to the corner of Winkler and Metro.$67,8501-866-657-2300 800FM003985. FORT MYERS Elite Estate Home in Tranquil Country SettingCome explore this hidden gem on 10.6 perfectly manicured waterfront grounds.$1,195,0001-866-657-2300 800CC039318. CAPE CORAL Custom BuiltOver 3400 sq. ft. gulf access home with private media room. 3 bed & 3 bath with all top of the line features.$895,0001-866-657-2300 800CC038451. CAPE CORAL Direct Sailboat Access HomeBetter then new construction. Right across from Cape Harbour Marina 3/2/2 pool home.$849,0001-866-657-2300 800CC025565. CAPE CORAL Rutenberg Built 4/3 Plus DenEight Lakes beauty offering magnificent views & breathtaking sunsets from all the lakefront rooms. Gulf access.$799,9001-866-657-2300 800CC063897. CAPE CORAL Gorgeous 4+Den 3 Bath 3 Car GarageSpacious custom pool home 4 bed+den 3.5 baths 3 car garage canal gulf access.$799,0001-866-657-2300 800FM063531. CAPE CORAL Island EstateIsland estate, horse ranch, botanical garden....it's large enough to do all of this and more. 22 beautiful fenced acres.$750,0001-866-657-2300 800PI046750. ST. JAMES CITY Water Views, Secluded Location2500 sq. ft. upscale everything and Key West charm. Pool, dock/lift & waterfront lot across the street.$749,0001-866-657-2300 800CC025152. ST. JAMES CITY Stunning High-End, Gulf Access HomeThis 3000 sq. ft. home has it all! Beautiful, spacious kitchen with granite countertops and island.$749,0001-866-657-2300 800CC028472. CAPE CORAL 2-Story, Gulf Access Pool Home S. of CC Pkwy3000 sq. ft., wood floors, 2 master suites (one upstairs & one downstairs), travertine tile, granite, stainless appliances.$699,0001-866-657-2300 800CC061470. CAPE CORAL Tropical Paradise on Edgewater Lake2 bed 2 bath, 200' of lake front, with access to Charlotte Harbor. Located on a cul-de-sac.$650,0001-866-657-2300 800CH216378. PORT CHARLOTTE 7 Bed, 4 Bath Home W/ Direct Sailboat AccessThis amazing 3,500 sq. ft. home features two master suites with two master bathrooms This house has it all!$649,9001-866-657-2300 800CC034353. CAPE CORAL It's Huge 5/3 Office, Pool With Gulf AccessIt's Huge!!! 5/3/office/pool gulf access. Tile roof, living and dining areas,office, fireplace, breakfast nook.$625,0001-866-657-2300 800CC047466. CAPE CORAL
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187 Bayview Avenue Gayle Fawkes 239.250.6051 Web ID 215070473 $2,400,000 Park Plaza #201 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID KENT111615IHE $4,195,000 344 Pirates Bight Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 215011946 $6,450,000 4736 Crayton Court Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 215070476 $2,195,000 713 Nathan Hale Drive Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID TANE091015IHE $3,495,000 Toscana #1702 Leah Ritchey/Amy Becker 239.289.0433 Web ID 215070147 $2,695,000 Beach House #102 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID ROCC121115IHE $2,250,000 Venetian Villas #1900 Beth McNichols 239.821.3304 Web ID 215053327 $1,825,000 St. Kitts #1505 Jillian Stewart Smith 773.793.9158 Web ID 215067071 $950,000 Trieste #606 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 215069960 $2,549,000 Rialto #202 Vince Colace 239.260.3333 Web ID 214055500 $416,000 Regent #12S Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID 215057910 $9,950,000 4880 Whispering Pine Way Patrick O'Connor 239.293.9411 Web ID 215064256 $1,295,000 La Mer #1406 Michael G. Lawler 239.261.3939 Web ID WOLF121115IHE $1,495,000 Allegro PH 1E Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 215065360 $2,499,000 7051 Verde Way Ruth Trettis 239.571.6760 Web ID 215071032 $3,290,000 St. Laurent #1205 Wil Bedard 239.961.2710 Web ID PENA121515IHE $1,625,000 Mystique #801 Urness/Tarkenton/Brown 239.598.9900 Web ID PELI092915IHE $6,400,000 Willow Brook #702 Samantha Aybar 239.450.6831 Web ID 215036763 $479,000 St. Tropez #202 Gary Blaine 239.595.2912 Web ID 215054296 $425,000 San Marino #410D Janet Rathbun 239.860.0012 Web ID 215019779 $1,195,000 Trieste #1101 Gilman/Hamilton/Briscoe 239.213.7463 Web ID 215055991 $3,850,000 1385 Wood Duck Trail Joanne MacLeod 239.272.7679 Web ID 215062638 $1,995,000 9024 Terranova Drive Suzanne Amon 239.216.3906 Web ID 215056026 $1,670,000 Arielle #101 Dina L. Moon 239.370.1252 Web ID 215062929 $449,000 1328 Wood Duck Trail John D'Amelio 239.961.5996 Web ID 215060328 $2,500,000 1049 Spanish Moss Trail Sue Black 239.250.5611 Web ID 215060729 $1,350,000 508 Carica Road Chris Resop 239.231.6164 Web ID 215031115 $2,995,000 615 Carica Road Kelly Kent 239.250.5480 Web ID 215062699 $1,895,000 405 Rosemeade Lane Bordner/Hurvitz 239.560.2921 Web ID 215016941 $975,000 272 Monterey Drive Amy Kodak 239.877.6319 Web ID 215062845 $682,000 172 Cajeput Drive Sue Black 239.250.5611 Web ID 215003566 $2,485,000 5910 Hammock Isles Circle Denise Sands 215.327.9930 Web ID 214056264 $848,000 PARK SHORE PELICAN BAY BAY COLONY PELICAN MARSH PREMIER SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM 404 Grenada Avenue Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 215037383 $559,900 1347 Noble Heron Way Sam Heitman 239.537.2018 Web ID 215018649 $2,345,000 1245 Gordon River Trail Daniel Guenther 239.357.8121 Web ID 215050013 $7,495,000 9585 Wilshire Lakes Boulevard Patrick O'Connor 239.293.9411 Web ID 215068715 $665,000 6195 Highcroft Drive Terri Moellers 239.404.7887 Web ID 215071219 $3,500,000 NAPLES & SURROUNDS
187 Bayview Avenue Gayle Fawkes 239.250.6051 Web ID 215070473 $2,400,000 336 Oak Avenue Ann Marie Shimer 239.825.9020 Web ID 215054679 $1,975,000 PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM The Strada #5417 Agnes Zak 239.287.8036 Web ID 215069898 $835,000 Lemuria #4-402 Tom Gasbarro 239.404.4883 Web ID 215070986 $569,000 2919 Indigobush Way Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 Web ID 215068796 $3,100,000 14688 Indigo Lakes Circle Amy Kodak 239.877.6319 Web ID 215036054 $474,000 2746 Olde Cypress Drive Sandra McCarthy-Meeks 239.287.7921 Web ID 215053410 $924,900 7617 Citrus Hill Lane Patrick O'Connor 239.293.9411 Web ID 215071063 $439,900 6042 Shallows Way Patrick O'Connor 239.293.9411 Web ID 215059747 $449,000 1876 Pondside Lane Jane Bond 239.595.9515 Web ID 215039043 $799,000 496 Germain Avenue Jenn Hite 239.233.2030 Web ID 215061729 $1,650,000 PREMIER SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY 1372 Great Egret Trail Sam Heitman 239.537.2018 Web ID 215068568 $4,950,000 2629 Bulrush Lane Tiger Lassus 239.398.7688 Web ID 215069932 $2,549,000 Marina Cove #2-103 Heather Hobrock 239.370.3944 Web ID 215062794 $389,000 Legacy #1004 Jacquie Lewisy 239.227.3070 Web ID 215053008 $499,000 404 Grenada Avenue Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 215037383 $559,900 1234 Gordon River Trail Melissa Williams 239.248.7238 Web ID 214000494 $7,495,000 1347 Noble Heron Way Sam Heitman 239.537.2018 Web ID 215018649 $2,345,000 1245 Gordon River Trail Daniel Guenther 239.357.8121 Web ID 215050013 $7,495,000 1350 Noble Heron Way Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 Web ID 215053004 $2,595,000 2242 Silver Palm Place Fahada Saad 239.659.5145 Web ID 215021968 $1,175,000 1473 Anhinga Pointe Melissa Williams 239.248.7238 Web ID 209007441 $4,200,000 Terra Verde #2388 Jutta V. Lopez/Al Lopez 239.659.5113 Web ID 215069561 $895,000 15923 Roseto Way Shirlene Elkins 239.777.9574 Web ID 215025646 $5,995,000 643 106th Avenue North Roxanne Jeske 239.450.5210 Web ID 215060944 $689,900 741 109th Avenue North Charlina McGee 239.770.1911 Web ID 215070217 $599,000 9273 Mercato Way Susan Gardner 239.438.2846 Web ID 215007191 $1,600,000 9585 Wilshire Lakes Boulevard Patrick O'Connor 239.293.9411 Web ID 215068715 $665,000 6195 Highcroft Drive Terri Moellers 239.404.7887 Web ID 215071219 $3,500,000 GREY OAKS NORTH NAPLES VANDERBILT BEACH
Royal Marco Point #648 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 215070230 $699,000 9048 Cherry Oaks Trail Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 212033141 $597,500 South Seas #A309 Brock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 Web ID 215071449 $369,900 9068 Cherry Oaks Trail Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 215070234 $579,000 820 South Bareld Drive Paul Strong 239.404.3280 Web ID 215056710 $7,495,000 1605 Ludlow Road Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 215044980 $799,000 591 Hammock Court Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 214062818 $2,990,000 Royal Marco Point #3-318 Darlene Roddy 239.404.0685 Web ID 215020961 $925,000 1829 South Inlet Drive Vince Colace 239.260.3333 Web ID 214061341 $3,145,000 1211 Blue Hill Creek Drive Jim/Nikki Prange-Carroll 239.642.1133 Web ID 215056079 $650,000 Shipps Landing #12 Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 215022473 $700,000 1026 Bald Eagle Drive Paul Strong 239.404.3280 Web ID 213501901 $2,349,000 1901 Kirk Terrace Brock/Julie Wilson 239.821.9545 Web ID 215044017 $775,000 130 Hollyhock Court Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 215032412 $2,850,000 South Seas #2-905 Helga Wetzold 239.821.6905 Web ID 215046292 $549,000 1810 Dade Court Jon Peter Vollmer 239.250.9414 Web ID 214003418 $495,000 919 Bareld Drive Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 214025009 $1,799,000 1505 Leland Way Angelica Andrews 239.595.7653 Web ID 215021668 $470,000 278 Capistrano Court Larry Caruso 239.394.9191 Web ID 215020262 $450,000 Esplanade II #209 Roe Tamagni 239.398.1222 Web ID 214061798 $485,000 8532 Bellagio Drive Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 214056571 $1,095,000 9008 Cherry Oaks Trail Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 215061766 $579,000 Callista #204 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 215024211 $549,000 Cherry Oaks #201 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 215023560 $529,000 7669 Mulberry Court Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 214059170 $785,000 8988 Cherry Oaks Trail Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 215039283 $545,000 Serena #202 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 215033035 $429,000 Serena #202 Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 214037081 $425,000 3836 Cotton Green Path Drive Michelle Thomas 239.860.7176 Web ID 214059457 $399,000 Serena #201 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 208034226 $442,000 Serena #202 Lura Jones 239.370.5340 Web ID 215048173 $419,000 Sotheby's International Realty and the Sotheby's 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 and neither suggests nor infers that Premier Sotheby's International Realty participated as either the listing or cooperating agent or broker in the sale or purchase of the properties depicted. Summer Landscape by Vincent Van Gogh used with permission. 18,700 ASSOCIATES | 828 OFFICES WORLDWIDE 61 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES GLOBALLY | 32 PREMIER SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY LOCATIONS MARCO ISLAND FIDDLER'S CREEKPREMIER SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY PREMIERSOTHEBYSREALTY.COM FIFTH AVENUE | 239.434.8770THE GALLERY CENTRAL NAPLES | 239.659.0099MERCATO SALES CENTER | 239.594.9400BONITA SPRINGS | 239.948.4000MARCO ISLAND | 239.642.2222VANDERBILT | 239.594.9494THE VILLAGE | 239.261.6161SANIBEL | 239.472.2735CAPTIVA | 239.395.5847ESTUARY SALES CENTER | 239.261.3148BROAD AVENUE | 239.434.2424MYSTIQUE AT PELICAN BAY | 239.598.9900